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Valneva announces the launch of a capital increase

Following its announcement on January 5th, European biotechnology company Valneva announced the launch of a capital increase with preferential subscription rights for holders of ordinary shares for a gross amount of approximately EUR 45 million (the “Rights Issue”). This Rights Issue is part of the financing for the acquisition of Crucell Sweden AB and all assets, licenses and privileges related to Dukoral®1, a vaccine against cholera and traveler’s diarrhea caused by ETEC (Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli), as well as a Nordics vaccine  distribution business of the seller and its affiliates (the “Acquisition”). The net proceeds of the Rights Issue are estimated to amount to approximately EUR 42 million.

 

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