Coinsilium Group Limited (NEX: COIN), a London-based blockchain technology-focused investment and development company, supporting early-stage blockchain companies through investment, acceleration, development and education, is pleased to announce that it has successfully raised £187,985 gross of expenses through the issue of 18,798,500 ordinary shares of no par value (Ordinary Shares) at a price of 1 pence per share (the “Subscription”), mainly supported by existing shareholders and all current directors.
The funds raised will be utilized for general working capital purposes and for new initiatives within the blockchain sector.
The Directors’ participation in the Subscription are:
|Director||Number of Ordinary shares||Amount subscribed|
Current Trading and Outlook
Since the beginning of the year, Coinsilium has seen material increases in the valuations of some of its principal investments, notably Factom and SatoshiPay, to date and the Directors are optimistic that this growth trend in the value of the Company’s investment portfolio will continue.
Moving forward, the Company will be taking a more proactive stance and is currently reviewing a number of potential commercial opportunities to further expand the business in an innovative, yet cost-effective manner.
As awareness of Blockchain technologies reaches the mainstream and broader market, the Company’s prime near-term objective is to significantly advance Coinsilium’s profile and raise investor awareness of the Company’s activities. Coinsilium is a rarity in London, being a quoted company dedicated to Blockchain and as such there are few opportunities for investors to engage in this space. As a result, the Board firmly believes that the Company is well-positioned to leverage its early mover advantage, its notable industry profile, and their connection network to deliver shareholder value.
Eddy Travia, Chief Executive Officer of Coinsilium stated:
“We are delighted to see the continued support of our existing shareholders and all current directors in the current fundraising. Businesses worldwide are now starting to recognise the potential of blockchain technologies and their capacity to improve lives and generate significant cost savings through enhanced business efficiencies. We also fully expect Blockchain technologies to open up numerous new commercial opportunities. With that impact comes the chance for Coinsilium to generate asymmetric returns from making early stage investments in some of the most viable Blockchain opportunities. We look forward to announcing some of the new initiatives we have planned over the coming weeks.”
On completion of the Subscription, the Company is aware of the following disclosable interests in the share capital of the Company:
|Name||Number of Ordinary shares||Percentage interest in enlarged issued share capital|
|Cosmic Bridge Ltd||11,791,176||13.08|
|Aden Partners Ltd||3,282,001||3.64|
* Director of the Company
In addition to the Subscription, the Directors of the Company have resolved to issue Ordinary Shares in lieu of fees for services to the Company (the “Fee Shares”), for the period to end 31 March 2017, as follows:
* Director of the Company
The issue of shares in lieu of fees enables the Company to keep its cost base to a minimum, preserving cash for investment activities.
Following the issue of the Subscription Shares and the Fee Shares, the interests of the Directors of the Company are:
|Director||Number of Ordinary Shares||Percentage interest in enlarged issued share capital|
Following the issue of the 20,727,500 Ordinary Shares, the Company has 92,090,103 Ordinary Shares in issue, which also represents the total number of voting rights in the Company. This figure should be used by shareholders as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in, the Company under the FCA’s Disclosure and Transparency Rules.