Meyer Burger raises almost EUR 220m from share, bond placements


July 1 (Renewables Now) - Meyer Burger Technology AG (SWX:MBTN) announced today it has successfully raised close to EUR 220 million (USD 260.6m) through the placement of shares and green bonds.

Specifically, the solar panel manufacturing newcomer has completed a CHF-80-million (USD 86.3m/EUR 72.9m) private placement of 155.34 million newly issued registered shares at CHF 0.515 apiece, the proceeds of which will be spent on new investments.

Also, the company’s German unit MBT Systems GmbH has placed EUR 145 million worth of green senior unsecured guaranteed convertible bonds due in 2027. The bonds will carry a coupon of 3.5%, with an initial range of 2.75%-3.5% per year, that is payable semi-annually in arrears. They will initially be convertible into about 247 million Meyer Burger registered shares at an initial conversion price of EUR 0.5868 apiece.

(CHF 1.0 = USD 1.079/EUR 0.911)

(EUR 1.0 = USD 1.184)

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