Nokian Tyres Announces Directed Share Issue
Nokian Tyres has revealed that it will issue a maximum of 1.074 million new shares in a directed share issue to selected investors today. This corresponds to 9.9 per cent of shares outstanding. According to a Deutsche Bank analyst, the move could be an early indication of a possible acquisition. “Nokian only has a track record of acquiring and integrating tyre retail and distribution companies. It has not integrated tyre plants historically,” they add. Despite a large investment programme, the analysts still expect 117 million euros of positive cash flow.