Oslo - October 7, 2020 - Xplora Technologies AS (“Xplora” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that the Private Placement (as defined below) has been successfully completed with a total transaction size of NOK 100 million through the allocation of 265,252 shares at a price of NOK 377 per share. The Private Placement raised gross proceeds of NOK 100 million to the Company. The Company is fully
financed on its current business plan after the transaction.
The Private Placement attracted very strong interest from Norwegian high-quality investors and was substantially oversubscribed. The cornerstone investor, DNB Asset Management, was allocated shares for NOK 10 million.
The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to accelerate organic growth, secure and develop the company’s IP and platform, to further develop the Company’s organization, and for general corporate purposes.
Notification of conditional allocation is expected on or about 8 October 2020. The Private Placement will be resolved by an Extraordinary General Meeting (the “EGM”) on or about 15 October 2020. Following the Private Placement, the Company will have 1,276,452 shares outstanding.
The Private Placement will be settled by the Manager on or about 23 October 2020, following the registration of the share capital increase pertaining to the Private Placement in the Norwegian Register of Business Enterprises.
Xplora will apply for registration of its shares on Merkur Market as soon as practically possible after the completion of the Private Placement.
Sparebank 1 Markets is acting as Bookrunner in connection with the Private Placement and Listing (the "Manager"). Kluge Advokatfirma AS is acting as legal advisor to Xplora.
Xplora was founded with the mission of giving children a safe onboarding to digital life and encouraging a better balance between screen time and physical activity. Xplora’s broad portfolio of connected products and services allows people to connect their loved ones, and children to experience how their everyday activities can make a positive change in the world. Xplora’s critically-acclaimed products are trusted by more than a quarter of million kids worldwide, while the Goplay Services are available for more than 10 million kids via third parties. Recently, the company collaborated with Sony Interactive Entertainment to get kids playing outdoors more via integration with the Goplay Services. Xplora has offices in Norway, UK, Germany, and Spain, and is expanding into new markets in the US and Europe. Xplora has several major innovations in the child smartwatch category, including the launch of the world’s first eSIM product for children in August 2020 and its patent-pending activity platform and logic converting steps to awards.
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