Kinnevik participates in Transcom's new issue

21 Dec 2011, 3:13 PM

Investment AB Kinnevik (publ) ("Kinnevik") today announced that the company has subscribed for 33.7% in Transcom's issue of new shares, of which 22.3% with preferential rights and 11.4% in addition to this, in accordance with previously granted guarantee.

In total, the payment will amount to SEK 169.7 million. For further information regarding the rights issue, please refer to Transcom's website

Following the share issue, Kinnevik will own 33.0% of the capital and 39.7% of the votes in Transcom.

For further information, visit or contact:

Torun Litzén, Director Investor Relations+46 (0)8 562 000 83
+46 (0)70 762 00 83

Kinnevik was founded in 1936 and thus embodies more than seventy years of entrepreneurship under the same group of principal owners. Kinnevik's objective is to increase shareholder value, primarily through net asset value growth. The company's holdings of growth companies are focused around seven comprehensive business sectors; Paper & Packaging, Telecom & Services, Media, Online, Micro financing, Agriculture and Renewable energy. Kinnevik has a long history of investing in emerging markets which has resulted in a considerable exposure to consumer sectors in these markets. Kinnevik plays an active role on the Boards of its holdings.

The Kinnevik's class A and class B shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm's list for large cap companies, within the financial and real estate sector. The ticker codes are KINV A and KINV B.