EQS-Ad-hoc: FinLab AG / Key word(s): Mergers & Acquisitions
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Frankfurt am Main, May 26, 2023 - FinLab AG (ISIN DE0001218063) intends to negotiate a merger agreement with Heliad Equity Partners GmbH & Co. KGaA (ISIN DE000A0L1NN5) and to carry out a merger of Heliad Equity Partners GmbH & Co. KGaA (as transferring legal entity) into FinLab AG (as acquiring legal entity) in accordance with the provisions of the German Transformation Act (Umwandlungsgesetz - UmwG) (merger by absorption, sections 2 no. 1, 60 et seq., 78 UmwG).
FinLab’s Executive Board has communicated its intention to the management of Heliad Equity Partners GmbH & Co. KGaA today. The management of Heliad Equity Partners GmbH & Co. KGaA, in turn, has announced that it intends to promptly enter said merger negotiations.
FinLab AG currently holds 44.5 % of the shares in Heliad Equity Partners GmbH & Co. KGaA. The aim of the merger is to combine the investment activities of the two companies under the umbrella of FinLab AG.
Upon successful conclusion of the negotiations the merger agreement will be presented to the shareholders of Heliad Equity Partners GmbH & Co. KGaA and the shareholders of FinLab AG for approval at two individual General Meetings, presumably in the second half of 2023.
As part of the merger, the shareholders of Heliad Equity Partners GmbH & Co. KGaA are to receive new shares in FinLab AG in exchange for their Heliad shares in accordance with the statutory provisions. For this purpose, a capital increase is to be carried out at FinLab AG. The exchange ratio for the shareholders of Heliad Equity Partners GmbH & Co. KGaA is to be determined and set in the coming weeks based on a valuation carried out for both companies involved using a suitable valuation method.
About FinLab AG
FinLab AG, a publicly listed investment company, was founded in 2003 to establish a leading fintech incubator in Europe. Until 2020, FinLab AG successfully invested in some of the most innovative and disruptive German fintech companies. Today, FinLab AG not only manages its portfolio of direct investments but also operates on a multi-asset management approach with GP participations at Heliad Equity Partners and wholly owned subsidiaries such as Patriarch Multi-Manager.
About Heliad Equity Partners GmbH & Co. KGaA
Heliad invests in market leading, fast-growing technology companies with the target of initiating the next phase of growth. As a listed company and through its strong team and strategic partners, Heliad can support companies pre, at and post IPO and act as a gateway to public equity capital markets. An evergreen structure allows Heliad to act independently of usual fund lifecycles and provides shareholders with unique access to pre-IPO market returns without any restrictions or limitations in terms of investment size and term commitment.
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