Kinnevik AB (publ) (“Kinnevik”) today announced that the company expects a material uplift in the assessed fair value of its investment in Cedar following several positive developments in the company and its market outlook, including a recently agreed funding round.
In Kinnevik’s Year-End Release 2020, Kinnevik’s stake in Cedar was valued at SEK 572m. During the last months, Cedar has continued to perform very strongly, achieving multiple all-time highs across its KPIs, and the market outlook has strengthened materially. These developments, in combination with a recently agreed funding round in the company, which has only a minor dilutive effect for Kinnevik, provide reference points for a valuation of Kinnevik’s investment in Cedar that would correspond to a value uplift well in excess of SEK 1.5bn or SEK 5.5 per Kinnevik share.
The reassessed fair value of Kinnevik’s investment in Cedar will be finalized and reported in Kinnevik’s Interim Report for the first quarter, to be published on 22 April 2021.
This information is information that Kinnevik AB (publ) is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out below, at 06.00 CET on 9 March 2021.
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Torun Litzén, Director Investor Relations
Phone +46 (0)70 762 00 50
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