Sale of shares by majority shareholder in relation to terms for obtaining debt financing from Denmark's Export and Investment Fund (EIFO)
COMPANY ANNOUNCEMENT - No. 10-2023 – Information about majority shareholder - 17 May 2023
BIRKERØD, DENMARK - ViroGates A/S (“VIRO”), a medical technology company developing blood tests for better triaging in hospitals to improve patient care and reduce healthcare costs, today announces that the majority shareholder of the company, N. P. Louis-Hansen ApS, has sold 60,000 shares in the company effective today. The sale takes place to comply with requirements to obtain debt financing from Denmark's Export and Investment Fund (EIFO), previously known as The Danish Growth Fund, as reported in company announcement no. 16-2022 from ViroGates.
ViroGates will finalize the remaining terms and expects to receive the first tranche of the loan, comprising DKK 5.3 million, shortly.
N. P. Louis-Hansen ApS remains the majority shareholder with post-sales holdings of less than 25% of the share capital and voting rights in ViroGates A/S.
The announcement can be found at https://www.virogates.com/investor/announcements.
For further information, please contact:
CEO, Jakob Knudsen
Tel. (+45) 2226 1355, email: [email protected]
Västra Hamnen Corporate Finance
Tel. (+46) 40 200 250, email: [email protected]
ViroGates A/S is an international medical technology company developing and marketing blood test products under the suPARnostic® brand for better triaging in hospitals to improve patient care, reduce healthcare costs and empower clinical staff.
The company was founded in 2000. Headquartered in Denmark, ViroGates' sales force covers the Nordics, Spain, France and Benelux, while distributors serve other markets.
ViroGates' shares (VIRO) are listed on Nasdaq First North Growth Market Denmark. For more information, visit www.virogates.com.
About suPAR and suPARnostic®
suPAR is the biomarker detected by ViroGates’ suPARnostic® products and is a protein in plasma, measurable in every human being. suPAR is considered a general risk status biomarker indicating disease presence, disease severity and progression, organ damage and mortality risk across disease areas such as cardiovascular diseases, kidney diseases, type 2 diabetes, cancer, etc. Strong scientific evidence from more than 900 clinical trials shows that the higher the level of suPAR, the worse the prognosis for the patient.
The suPARnostic® products can be used to support healthcare professionals in making clinical decisions on hospitalization or discharge of acute care patients. The increasing demands on health systems globally and tightening healthcare budgets necessitate efficiency improvements and innovative solutions in hospitals. The use of suPAR in clinical routine in emergency departments can improve patient care and reduce healthcare costs by increasing the number of discharges by up to 34% and reducing the average hospital length-of-stay by up to 6% without affecting mortality. suPARnostic® TurbiLatex is currently available on Roche Diagnostics’ cobas® instruments, Siemens Healthineers ADVIA® XPT and Atellica® instruments, the Abbott Labs Architect™ and Alinity™ instruments and the Beckmann Coulter AU 5800 instrument. ViroGates works with partners to develop solutions for other platforms. ViroGates has recently launched its Point of Care suPARnostic® POC+ product, a platform that uses only a few drops of finger-prick blood instead of plasma for full quantitative suPAR results in less than 20 minutes.
Prospects about the future reflect ViroGates' current expectations for future events and results. The statements are by nature inherent in risks, uncertainties and other matters that are difficult to predict or out of control. The actual results may therefore differ from the expectations expressed.
- Jakob Knudsen, CEO, +45 2226 1355, [email protected]