Buyout consortium has agreed to acquire over 90 per cent of the shares in Emplicure and intends to initiate squeeze-out proceedings

2023-10-20 16:05

Emplicure AB (publ) ("Emplicure" or the "Company") has today received information that a number of shareholders in the Company, including board member Johan Wieslander, CEO Håkan Engqvist and the Company's co-founder Thomas Lundqvist, have decided to form a buyout consortium by transferring their shares in the Company to Goldcup 33922 AB (under change of name to Emplicure Holding AB) (the "Holding Company"), a newly formed company which today is wholly owned by TomEQT Private AB, in exchange for shares in the Holding Company.

According to information from the buyout consortium, shareholders who jointly hold more than 90 per cent of the total shares and votes in Emplicure have entered into agreements regarding the transfer of all their shares in the Company to the Holding Company. When settlement of all transactions has taken place, which according to the Holding Company is expected to occur shortly, the Holding Company intends to initiate squeeze-out proceedings in respect of the remaining shares in the Company and request that Emplicure applies for delisting of the Company's shares from Nasdaq First North Growth Market.

Upon receipt of such request from the Holding Company, the board of directors of Emplicure will administer and decide upon the request in accordance with applicable laws and rules. The board of directors will provide further information to the market when such becomes available.

For Johan Wieslander and Håkan Engqvist, board member and CEO of Emplicure, their transfer of shares in Emplicure to the Holding Company entails customary PDMR transaction reporting to the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority, where the transferred shares will be reported at a price of SEK 0.41 per share, corresponding to the price at which the consortium members receive shares in the Holding Company.

This information is information that Emplicure AB (publ) is obliged to disclose pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person above, on 20 October 2023 at 18:05 CEST

For additional information, please contact

Gisela Sitbon
Chairman of the board of directors
Phone: +46 702 825 558

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Emplicure AB (publ) is listed on the Nasdaq First North Growth Market. Certified Adviser is Erik Penser Bank.

Emplicure uses patented bioceramic technology to develop innovative and effective products to help consumers and patients live better lives. Our consumer division makes tiny, long-lasting and flavorful nicotine pouches that can be an alternative to smoking. Our pharmaceutical division develops safer and tamper-resistant treatments for pain. The share is listed on Nasdaq First North Growth Market (EMPLI). Read more at

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