Raute – Directed share issue, rights issue, combination of share classes and financing arrangement

We advise Raute Corporation and lead manager Evli Plc in connection with Raute’s directed share issue, rights offering and a possible junior loan which would supplement the share issues. The aggregate amount of these measures that are intended to be implemented by mid-2023 is estimated to be approximately EUR 13–16 million. In connection with the share issues, it is proposed that Raute’s unlisted share series K with multiple voting rights is combined with the listed series A forming one share series listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.

We have also acted as the legal advisor to Raute relating to its new EUR 12 million secured revolving credit facility and a total of EUR 40 million in uncommitted secured bank guarantee facilities.

Raute is a technology and service company that operates worldwide. Raute’s customers are companies operating in the wood products industry that manufacture veneer, plywood, LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber) and sawn timber. Its technology offering covers the entire production process for veneer, plywood and LVL and special measurement equipment for sawn timber. As a supplier of mill-scale projects, Raute is a global market leader both in the plywood and LVL industries. Additionally, Raute’s full-service concept includes technology services ranging from spare parts deliveries to regular maintenance and equipment modernisations.