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24 November 2022
Eight Capital Partners plc
("ECP", "Eight Capital" or "the Company")
Update on Fundraise: conversion of
Eight Capital partners plc, the financial services operating company that aims to grow revenue through businesses engaged in "Fintech" operations including in the digital banking and lending, and, asset and wealth management ("WealthTech") sectors, is pleased to provide the following update on its up to
The Fundraise forms the next important step for ECP to progress its stated strategy of becoming a significant Fintech operating group and increasing its market capitalisation to more than
The Conversion Option gives existing bond and debt holders the opportunity to convert their debt holdings into equity on the same terms as all other investors in the capital raise. This has been well received amongst existing bondholders and the Company has entered into conversion agreements with existing bondholders to convert
The total debt conversion of
The Broker option was put in place in order to offer existing ordinary shareholders the opportunity to participate in the fund-raise on the same terms as all other investors. Such participation is subject to each shareholder's status. The closing date for applications under the Broker Option was 5.00 p.m. on Monday, 21 November 2022. There has been interest from some shareholders although there were no finalised subscriptions by the closing date. The Broker Option has now closed.
The Placing process to institutional and high net worth investors is underway.
The Company will update shareholders further as any equity placings and further debt conversions are completed.
Admission, Issue of Equity and Total Voting Rights
Application will be made for the admission of the 146,228,457,606 Conversion Shares to trading on AQSE Growth Market ("Admission") which is expected to occur on or around 30 November 2022. The new ordinary shares will rank pari-passu in all respects with the Company's existing issued ordinary shares.
Following the issue of the Conversion Shares and the participation by Trumar, a company beneficially owned by Dominic White, a director, in the conversions, Trumar will be interested in 143,486,668,446 ordinary shares, representing 88.64 per cent. of the Company's issued share capital on Admission.
Following to the issue of the Conversion Shares, the Company will have 161,873,969,648 ordinary shares in issue. The Company has no shares in treasury, therefore this figure may be used by shareholders, from Admission, as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change in their interest in, the share capital of the Company under the FCA's Disclosure and Transparency Rules.
This transaction is the next important step in Eight Capital's Transformational Growth Plan announced in September 2021. It significantly expands the Company's balance sheet and positions it well for the implementation of its Fintech strategy described in detail in the announcement of 3 November 2022.
Eight Capital will now work on delivering the Placing and any further debt conversions, while in parallel implementing the Fintech strategy.
Dominic White, a director of the Company, is also a director and the beneficial owner of Trumar Capital LLC, ECP's main shareholder. Pursuant to AQSE Rule 4.6, the further conversion of debt by Trumar Capital LLC, and the resulting issue of warrants to it, constitutes a related party transaction.
For further information, please visit www.eight.capital or contact:
Eight Capital Partners plc
+44 20 3300 0715
Cairn Financial Advisers LLP
AQSE Corporate Adviser
Jo Turner / James Lewis
+44 20 7213 0880
Walbrook PR Limited
Paul Vann/Nick Rome
+44 20 7933 8780 / +44 7768 807631
About Eight Capital Partners:
Eight Capital partners plc is a financial services operating company that aims to grow revenue through businesses engaged in "Fintech" operations including in the digital banking and lending, and, asset and wealth management ("WealthTech") sectors.
ECP seeks to grow its group revenue in these high growth fintech sub-sectors, which it expects to also increase in value, such that they generate an attractive rate of return for shareholders, predominantly through capital appreciation.
Eight Capital Partners operates two subsidiary businesses:
Epsion Capital is an independent corporate advisory firm based in
Innovative Finance is a corporate finance advisory business that develops mergers and acquisitions and financing solutions across multiple sectors, primarily in
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