Goodbye Kansas Holding consists of Goodbye Kansas Studios, Goodbye Kansas Game Invest and Infinite Entertainment, with more than 170 artists in Stockholm, Uppsala, London, Hamburg and Los Angeles. It offers award-winning and uniquely integrated services for feature films, TV, commercials, games and game trailers. Expertise includes VFX, CGI, 3D Face scanning, Motion Capture and Animation, plus development and marketing of games. It also creates, develops and manages its own original IPs.
Stockholm, June 29, 2018
Goodbye Kansas Holding AB (publ) (“Goodbye Kansas” or “the Company”), a leading company globally within VFX (visual effects) and animation, with an expected turnover above SEK 200 mn during 2018 and 180 employees, completed a private placement of SEK 108 mn directed to institutional and private investors, ahead of a planned IPO during the second half of 2019. Investor sentiment was strong and the private placement was oversubscribed. Swedbank Robur MicroCap is the largest institutional investor and participates with SEK 30 mn.
The private placement was completed with the aim to fuel continued strategic growth and to broaden the investor base ahead of a planned IPO during the second half of 2019. The funds will mainly be used to build a state-of-the-art motion capture studio in Stockholm, establish an office in Los Angeles and to finance add-on and new acquisitions in Goodbye Kansas Game Invest, and thereby accelerate the Company’s growth.
The subscription period ended on June 22, 2018. The private placement was oversubscribed and the Company raised SEK 108 mn. The private placement was offered to a selection of private and institutional investors, and resulted in 76 new shareholders. Larger investors include Swedbank Robur Microcap, Consensus Småbolagsfond and KL Capital.
“We are very pleased with the large interest and the positive outcome of the private placement”, says Peter Levin, co-founder and CEO of Goodbye Kansas. “Apart from the raised capital, we are very happy to welcome so many renowned professional investors as shareholders. We are also honoured that Swedbank Robur Microcap is supporting us and will be part of our growth journey ahead. We now look forward to focusing on growing our businesses according to our current business plan towards the IPO and beyond.“
“Goodbye Kansas is well positioned for global growth and profitability ahead. The company has good potential to strengthen its position as a global leader within its cutting edge technologies and core business areas. We look forward to being a supportive long-term shareholder of the company through its next growth phases, says Erik Sprinchorn and Carl Armfelt, fund managers at Swedbank Robur Microcap.
Redeye AB acted financial advisor and Kanter Advokatbyrå KB acted legal advisor in the transaction.
About Goodbye Kansas
The Goodbye Kansas group is operating in the core and intersection of the rapidly growing and converging industries of gaming, film, TV/Streaming and advertising and consists of three subsidiaries: Goodbye Kansas Studios, Infinite and Game Invest. The group had a turnover of SEK 165 mn and a Profit Before Tax of SEK 5.6 mn in 2017, and a revenue CAGR of 70% between 2015 and 2017.
Goodbye Kansas Studios provides VFX (visual effects) services to the gaming, film, TV/Streaming and advertising industries globally. It is the largest VFX company in the Nordics with ca. 10% market share and one of the fastest growing VFX companies in the world. The global VFX market is covered from offices in Stockholm, Uppsala, Hamburg, London, Los Angeles and Beijing.
Infinite Entertainment develops and produces film and TV projects for an international audience, and focuses on projects with extraordinary fiction, spectacular visual concepts and scalable IPs that can be translated to other formats and outlets such as games and merchandise.
Goodbye Kansas Game Invest specializes in investing in independent game companies and game projects in seed and early stage, with the attractiveness for portfolio companies to benefit from the creative talent in the group. The current portfolio consists of 8 investments of which two are expected to launch their next title already in 2018.
About Swedbank Robur Microcap
The fund mainly invests in equity in a selection of small cap companies in the Nordic region with a focus on the Swedish market. The fund has an active investment strategy, a long-term investment horizon, and selects companies with attractive valuations compared to the fund’s view of future earnings potential.
Swedbank Robur Microcap was initiated in May 2017 and is managed by AIFM Swedbank Robur Fonder AB.
Aktieägarna i Goodbye Kansas Holding AB (publ), org. nr. 556974-1993, (”Bolaget”) kallas härmed till extra bolagsstämma, för att behandla styrelsens förslag att anta ny bolagsordning, innebärande att hembudsförbehållet tas bort.
Tid och plats
På Bolagets huvudkontor, Rosenlundsgatan 29c, 4 tr., 118 53 Stockholm, onsdagen den 11 juli 2018, kl. 09.00.
Rätt att delta
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Förslag till dagordning
Styrelsens förslag till beslut avseende punkten 7
Styrelsen föreslår att aktieägarna vid stämman fattar beslut om att anta en ny bolagsordning, i enlighet med Bilaga 7, innebärandes att hembudsförbehållet tas bort.
För giltigt beslut av stämman enligt styrelsens förslag ovan erfordras att beslutet biträtts av aktieägare med minst två tredjedelar av såväl de avgivna rösterna som de aktier som är företrädda vid stämman.
Fullständiga förslag till beslut avseende punkten 7 ovan, inklusive ny bolagsordning, samt övriga handlingar enligt aktiebolagslagen kommer att finnas tillgängliga hos Bolaget senast två (2) veckor före stämman. Kopia av handlingarna sänds kostnadsfritt via post eller e-post till de aktieägare som begär det hos Bolaget och uppger sin adress, alternativt, sin e-postadress. Handlingarna kommer även finnas tillgängliga på stämman.
Stockholm i juni 2018
Goodbye Kansas Holding AB (publ)
The shareholders in Goodbye Kansas Holding AB (publ), Org. No. 556974-1993 (the ”Company”), are hereby given notice to attend the Extraordinary General Meeting to consider the Board’s proposal to adopt new Articles of Association, to remove the post-transfer purchase rights.
Time and place
At the Company’s head office, Rosenlundsgatan 29c, 4 tr., 118 53 Stockholm, Wednesday 11 July 2018, at 09:00 CET.
In order to participate at the Extraordinary General Meeting, shareholders must be (i) recorded as shareholders in the printout of the share register maintained by the Company on the day of the Extraordinary General Meeting and (ii) notify the Company their intention to attend the meeting no later than on Thursday 5 July 2018.
The notice of participation shall be made in writing to Goodbye Kansas Holding AB (publ), Rosenlundsgatan 40, 118 53 Stockholm or by e-mail to email@example.com.
The name, personal identification number (or company registration number), address and telephone number of the shareholder, shareholding and, if applicable, attendance of any representatives or assistants should be provided in the notice of participation. No more than two assistants may attend and only if the number of assistants has been stated in advance.
Shareholders who are represented by a proxy shall issue a written, dated power of attorney for the representative. Written Power of Attorney shall be reported in original. If the proxy is issued by a legal entity, a certified copy of the certificate of registration or equivalent (“Registration Certificate”) for the legal entity shall be attached. The Power of Attorney and Registration Certificate cannot be older than one (1) year.
The Board’s proposal to decision regarding item 7
The Board proposes that the shareholders at the Extraordinary General Meeting make a decision to adopt new Articles of Association, in accordance with Appendix 7, meaning that the post-transfer purchase rights will be removed.
A resolution in accordance with item 7 above requires that shareholders representing no less than two thirds of the votes cast as well as the shares represented at the Extraordinary General Meeting approve the resolution.
The complete proposal regarding item 7 above, including the new Articles of Association, and other documents according to the Swedish Companies Act will be made available at the Company no later than two (2) weeks prior to the Extraordinary General Meeting. A copy of the documents will be sent without charge by regular mail or e-mail to the shareholders that so request and state their address, alternatively, their e-mail address. The documents will also be available at the Extraordinary General Meeting.
Stockholm in June 2018
Goodbye Kansas Holding AB (publ)
The Board of Directors
Goodbye Kansas Studios creates award-winning VFX, CGI, motion capture and animations for movies, TV, game trailers and commercials. The pure force of imagination and technical excellence of our artists have made some of the most iconic characters and stories of popular culture come to life for audiences of all ages around the world.
Infinite Entertainment is our in-house production company that creates, develops, produces and markets original content and IP’s for feature films, TV and games. It unites handpicked artistic and technical teams drawn from Goodbye Kansas Studios.
Goodbye Kansas Game Invest partners with game developers, offering funding and providing creative and technical support to help them turn ideas into reality. We are the natural companion for gaming visionaries in Sweden, one of the world’s leading game development hubs.