Strong demand for capital increase
Carl Zeiss Meditec AG raises proceeds of around € 317 million from the capital increase*
JENA/Germany | 22 March 2017 | Carl Zeiss Meditec AG
Carl Zeiss Meditec AG has successfully completed a cash capital increase from authorized capital. Gross proceeds amount to approximately € 317 million.
The capital increase announced yesterday has been successfully completed. The order book was closed early thanks to the strong demand.
A total of 8,130,960 new shares were placed at a price of € 38.94 per share. The Company plans to use the funds raised to drive forward its growth strategy, especially through acquisitions.
Dr. Ludwin Monz, President and CEO of Carl Zeiss Meditec AG, comments on the successful conclusion of the capital increase: “We are delighted with the very strong demand for our new shares. The realised proceeds will provide us with the necessary firepower and flexibility to selectively exploit opportunities in our markets and to sustainably accelerate our growth. We would like to thank our new and existing shareholders for the high level of trust.”
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Carl Zeiss Meditec AG (ISIN: DE 0005313704), which is listed on TecDAX of the German stock exchange, is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies. The Company supplies innovative technologies and application-oriented solutions designed to help doctors improve the quality of life of their patients. It provides complete packages of solutions for the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases, including implants and consumable materials. The Company creates innovative visualization solutions in the field of microsurgery. With approximately 2,900 employees worldwide, the Group generated revenue of € 1,088 million in financial year 2015/16 (to 30 September).
The Group’s head office is located in Jena, Germany, and it has subsidiaries in Germany and abroad; more than 50 percent of its employees are based in the USA, Japan, Spain and France. The Center for Application and Research (CARIn) in Bangalore, India and the Carl Zeiss Innovations Center for Research and Development in Shanghai, China, strengthen the Company's presence in these rapidly developing economies. Around 35 percent of Carl Zeiss Meditec AG’s shares are in free float. The remaining approx. 65 percent are held by Carl Zeiss AG, one of the world’s leading companies in the optical and optoelectronic industries.
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