THQ Nordic AB (“THQ Nordic”) has completed a directed new share issue of 7.7 million new Class B shares, resulting in a dilution of approximately 8.7 per cent of the number of shares and approximately 4.6 per cent of the number of votes, at a subscription price of SEK 188 per share. The directed new share issue was directed to a large number of Swedish and international institutional investors.
The gross proceeds amounted to approximately SEK 1,448 million. THQ Nordic intends to use the proceeds from the Directed new share issue to finance new acquisitions of franchises, game development studios or other objects which complement the operations, and enable a higher rate of investment in the development of the Company.
About THQ Nordic
THQ Nordic acquires, develops and publishes PC and console games for the global games market. The company is a major player within game and partner publishing with an extensive catalogue of over 100 owned franchises, such as Saints Row, Dead Island, Homefront, Darksiders, Metro (exclusive license), Titan Quest, MX vs ATV, Red Faction, Delta Force, Destroy All Humans, ELEX, Biomutant, Jagged Alliance, SpellForce, The Guild amongst others. THQ Nordic has a global publishing reach within marketing, sales and distribution, both online and offline. The company has a global presence, with its group head office located in Karlstad, Sweden and with operational offices in Vienna, Austria and Munich, Germany. The group has ten internal game development studios based in Germany, UK, USA and Sweden and contracts with 26 external game studios in a number of different countries. THQ Nordic engages more than 1,700 people. THQ Nordic’s shares are publicly listed on Nasdaq First North Stockholm under the ticker THQNB:SS with FNCA Sweden AB as its Certified Adviser.
Carnegie acted as sole bookrunner and lead manager in connection with the directed new share issue.