Discontinuation of the stabilisation period of Next Games’ IPO
Discontinuation of the stabilisation period of Next Games’ IPO
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Danske Bank A/S, Helsinki Branch (“Danske Bank”), the lead manager in the initial public offering of Next Games Corporation (“Next Games” or the “Company”) states that no stabilisation measures have been carried out since the listing and that due to Next Games’ share price development, Danske Bank has discontinued the stabilisation period. Therefore, Danske Bank will not use the put option, which allows Danske Bank to sell over-allotment shares to the Company. Next Games listed on the Nasdaq First North Finland marketplace maintained by Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd on 23 March 2017.
The size of the offering is confirmed at 4,376,530 shares and the gross proceeds from the offering are approximately EUR 32.8 million.
Saara Bergström, CMO, Next Games Oyj, tel. +358 (0)50 483 3896, firstname.lastname@example.org
About Next Games
Next Games is a mobile game developer and publisher specializing in service-based games based on entertainment franchises, such as movies, TV series or books. The developers of the critically acclaimed The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land, redefines the way franchise entertainment transforms into highly engaging mobile games. The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land, based on the popular AMC TV series, has been downloaded 16 million times. Next Games employs 70 people and is based in Helsinki, Finland. www.nextgames.com
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