Accent's Candyking sets price range in Stockholm IPO

STOCKHOLM Fri Nov 29, 2013 1:53am EST

STOCKHOLM Nov 29 (Reuters) - Confectionery retailer Candyking said on Friday it would sell shares worth up to 830 million Swedish crowns ($126.63 million) in its initial price offering at the Stockholm bourse.

Candyking, owned by private equity firm Accent Equity Partners, said in a statement the offering comprised up to 18.5 million shares with the price expected to range between 27 and 32 crowns per share.

Based on the price range of the offering, Candyking's shares were valued at between 994 million and 1.045 billion crowns, the company said.

Candyking said the offering could be increased by up to 8.2 million shares while its joint lead runners and bookrunners, Carnegie and Nordea, had been granted an option to buy an additional 4 million shares to cover any over-allotment.

If both options were utilised in full, the value of the offering would total 830 million crowns, the company said.

Candyking said it expected to begin trading on the Stockholm stock exchange on Dec. 12. ($1 = 6.5546 Swedish crowns) (Reporting by Stockholm newsroom; editing by Niklas Pollard)

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