CapMan Buyout's portfolio company Harvia Plc is planning an initial public offering and listing on the official list of Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd

CapMan Buyout press release 5 March 2018 at 8.15 a.m. EET

CapMan Buyout's portfolio company Harvia Plc is planning an initial public offering and listing on the official list of Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd

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CapMan Buyout's portfolio company Harvia Plc ("Harvia" or the "Company") has today on 5 March 2018 announced that it is planning an initial public offering ("IPO") and listing of its shares on the official list of Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd ("Nasdaq Helsinki"). Harvia is one of the leading companies operating in the sauna and spa market globally, as measured by revenue.1 CapMan invested in Harvia in 2014 and two funds managed by CapMan, CapMan Buyout X Fund A L.P and CapMan Buyout X Fund B Ky, own a total of 69.5% of all shares in Harvia.

The contemplated IPO is expected to consist of a primary offering by the Company, and a secondary share sale by the largest shareholders, CapMan Buyout X Fund A L.P and CapMan Buyout X Fund B Ky, as well as certain other shareholders. Funds managed by CapMan would remain as significant shareholders also after the IPO.

Harvia's press release is available on the Company's website at www.harvia.fi.

For further information, please contact:
Anders Björkell, Partner, CapMan Buyout, tel. +358 40 5377 566
Olli Liitola, Senior Advisor, CapMan Buyout, tel. +358 400 605 040

CapMan
www.capman.com
@CapManPE

CapMan is a leading Nordic private asset expert with an active approach to value-creation in its target companies and assets. We offer a wide selection of investment products and services. As one of the Nordic private equity pioneers we have developed hundreds of companies and real estate and created substantial value in these businesses and assets over the last 28 years. CapMan has today 118 private equity professionals and manages approximately €2.8 billion in assets under management. We mainly manage the assets of our customers, the investors, but also make investments from our own balance sheet. Our objective is to provide attractive returns and innovative solutions to investors. Our current investment strategies cover Real Estate, Buyout, Russia, Credit, Growth Equity and Infrastructure. We also have a growing service business that currently includes procurement services (CaPS), fundraising advisory (Scala Fund Advisory), and fund management services.

Harvia
www.harvia.fi/en

Harvia is one of the leading companies operating in the sauna and spa market globally, as measured by revenue.[1] Harvia's brands and product offering are well-known in the market[2] and the Company's comprehensive product offering strives to meet the needs of the international sauna and spa market, of both private and professional customers.

Harvia's revenue amounted to 60.1 million euros in 2017, its operating profit was 9.3 million euros and adjusted operating profit 10.7 million euros during the same period. The Company employs some 365 professionals in Finland, China and Hong Kong, Romania, Austria, Germany and Estonia. The company's headquarters in Muurame, Finland are adjacent to its largest sauna and sauna component manufacturing facility.



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The information contained herein is not for publication or distribution, directly or indirectly, in or into the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore or South Africa. The information contained herein does not constitute an offer of securities for sale in the United States, nor may the securities be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from registration as provided in the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and the rules and regulations thereunder. Harvia Plc (the "Company") does not intend to register any portion of the offering in the United States or to conduct a public offering of securities in the United States.

The issue, exercise and/or sale of securities in the initial public offering are subject to specific legal or regulatory restrictions in certain jurisdictions. The Company, Danske Bank A/S, Finland Branch and Handelsbanken Capital Markets, a part of Svenska Handelsbanken AB (publ), assume no responsibility in the event there is a violation by any person of such restrictions.

The information contained herein shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale or offer of the securities referred to herein in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration, exemption from registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. Investors must neither accept any offer for, nor acquire, any securities referred to in this release, unless they do so on the basis of the information contained in the prospectus published or offering circular distributed by the Company.

The Company has not authorized any offer to the public of securities in any Member State of the European Economic Area. With respect to each Member State of the European Economic Area other than Finland and which has implemented the Prospectus Directive (each, a "Relevant Member State"), no action has been undertaken or will be undertaken to make an offer to the public of securities requiring publication of a prospectus in any Relevant Member State. As a result, the securities may only be offered in Relevant Member States (a) to any legal entity which fulfils the requirements of a qualified investor as defined in the Prospectus Directive; or (b) in any other circumstances falling within Article 3(2) of the Prospectus Directive. For the purposes of this paragraph, the expression an "offer of securities to the public" means the communication in any form and by any means of sufficient information on the terms of the offer and the securities to be offered so as to enable an investor to decide to exercise, purchase or subscribe the securities, as the same may be varied by any measure implementing the Prospectus Directive in that Relevant Member State and the expression "Prospectus Directive" means Directive 2003/71/EC (and amendments thereto, including the 2010 PD Amending Directive, to the extent implemented in the Relevant Member State), and includes any relevant implementing measure in the Relevant Member State and the expression "2010 PD Amending Directive" means Directive 2010/73/EU.

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[1] International Management Consultant Analysis conducted in autumn 2017 and commissioned by Harvia.

[2] The Harvia brand was the most recognised sauna brand in a survey of 171 Finnish consumers, and in a survey of Finnish, Swedish, German, Russian and American consumers (altogether 810 consumers) based on International Management Consultant Analysis conducted in autumn 2017 and commissioned by Harvia.

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