Capital for Colleagues plc - Portfolio Update - Craft Prospect Limited
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Capital for Colleagues plc / EPIC: CFCP / Market: AQSE / Sector: Financials
30 May 2023
CAPITAL FOR COLLEAGUES PLC
(‘Capital for Colleagues’, ‘C4C’ or the ‘Company’)
PORTFOLIIO UPDATE – CRAFT PROSPECT LIMITED
Capital for Colleagues, the investment vehicle focused on opportunities in the Employee Owned Business (‘EOB’) sector, is pleased to announce an update in respect of its investee company, Craft Prospect Limited (‘CPL’).
Founded in 2017,
The Company is pleased to announce that CPL has been appointed to lead the OPS-SAT Versatile Optical Laboratory for Telecoms (‘VOLT’) Mission, a joint mission with the European Space Agency (‘ESA’), for demonstrating products and services within a Versatile Optical Laboratory for Telecommunications. This project, total value around €12.0 million, will incorporate a range of CPL’s previously developed technologies on board, including Quantum Key Distribution Space hardware and Autonomous operations software. The VOLT mission will test a range of hardware and software technologies in flight, allowing the Telecom Directorate of ESA, under the ScyLight programme, to evaluate and test radical new techniques and technologies in real time in a Low Earth Orbit environment.
Commenting on the joint mission, Steve Greenland, CPL’s Managing Director, said:
‘Our announcement of the joint Craft Prospect/ESA VOLT mission is testament to the six years of investment in our smart secure satellite technology. This mission is a major vote of confidence in our business and positions us to play a critical role for delivering new solutions to the global challenges we face. We look forward to finalising negotiations and moving into kick-off for the second half of 2023.’
Alistair Currie, the CEO of Capital for Colleagues said:
‘The confirmation of this joint mission with the ESA demonstrates that CPL now has the skills and capability to win significant projects. The scale and importance of the VOLT programme bodes well for the company’s long term growth, and we look forward to continuing to support CPL as it develops into one of the leaders in its field.’
Since Capital for Colleagues first invested £800,000 in CPL in August 2021, CPL has grown into a demonstrably successful EOB. C4C Is now interested in 10.85% of CPL’s issued share capital, with Directors and employees owning 61.4% and an Employee Ownership Trust 20%. The remaining shares are held by Scottish Enterprise’s Early Stage Growth Challenge Fund and the University of
For further information, please visit www.capitalforcolleagues.com or contact:
|CAPITAL FOR COLLEAGUES PLC
Richard Bailey, Chairman
Alistair Currie, Chief Executive
John Lewis, Finance Director
|01985 201 980|
|PETERHOUSE CAPITAL LIMITED
|020 7469 0930|
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