21 February 2022
(“Forbes” or the “Company”)
General Market Update
Forbes Ventures provides a further update on its first Litigation Funding Securitisation and its future strategic direction.
Litigation Funding Securitisation Update
Despite its best endeavours to list and close the
Whilst the timeline for the closing is dictated by factors that are ultimately beyond the Company’s direct control, and acknowledging that progress so far has been significantly slower than expected, the Maltese Corporate Advisors continue to be engaged with investors and are working towards being able to list and close the First Issue as soon as possible.
As previously announced, upon closing, the Company’s wholly owned subsidiary, Forbes Ventures Investment Management Limited, will receive a fee of
The successful closing of the First Issue will provide the Company with sufficient capital to enable it to commence delivery of its future strategy as set out below.
Re-domiciliation and corporate rebranding
The Company, which is currently registered in the
Redomiciling to the
Following the re-domiciliation, the Company will undergo a rebranding to reflect its future strategic focus.
Further information about the re-domiciliation process will be announced in due course.
As outlined in its announcement on 10 December 2021, the Company continues to develop its longer-term strategy to create value for shareholders.
In the medium term the focus will be twofold, namely:
- Securitisation-as-a-Service (“SaaS”)
Following the successful closing of the First Issue, the Company intends to engage in further securitisations of additional pools of litigation finance receivables. The Company has already identified further opportunities in this regard and is undertaking work to progress the same.
The Company is also exploring securitisation of various other asset classes through a Securitisation-as-a Service (“SaaS”) proposition and is actively working on SaaS deals related to asset backed lending.
The Company’s has been exploring alternative jurisdictions for its Securitisation-as-a-Service, and it has identified a preferred solution in this regard that will help facilitate the Company’s long term objectives. Further details will be announced in due course.
- Strategic investments and fund management
The Company intends to support transformative blockchain projects by launching a blockchain focused venture fund to back the most visionary ideas and world-class founders building world-changing companies. The Company intends that its wholly owned
The Company has been actively exploring decentralised finance (“DeFi”) opportunities which are underpinned by proven blockchain technology. Forbes proposes to use anticipated proceeds from its Securitisation-as-a-Service to seed the fund through which it will target DeFi propositions.
As a firm believer in DeFi, Forbes intends to capitalise on this trillion-dollar opportunity by investing in the best emerging blockchain companies pioneering the adoption of Web 3.0.
The Company has identified a preferred first investment which will also facilitate the digitisation of its Securitisation-as-a-Service.
The Company will provide a further update following closing of the First Issue, with an indicative timeline for the re-domiciliation and rebrand and an update on progress made on the Company’s Securitisation as a service proposition and blockchain venture.
The Directors of Forbes accept responsibility for the contents of this announcement.
For further information, please contact:
Peter Moss, Chairman
Rob Cooper, Chief Executive Officer
01625 568 767
020 3687 0498
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Peterhouse Capital Limited
020 7469 0930
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