Result of PlacingSource: RNS
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29 June 2022
VH Global Sustainable Energy Opportunities plc
("GSEO" or the "Company")
Result of Placing, Open Offer, Offer for Subscription and Intermediaries Offer
Further to its announcement on 9 June 2022, the Board of GSEO is pleased to announce that the Company has successfully completed its Placing, Open Offer, Offer for Subscription and Intermediaries Offer (together, the "Initial Issue"), raising gross proceeds of £122 million.
The proceeds raised will be used to invest in a number of potential Sustainable Energy Infrastructure Investments that Victory Hill Capital Advisors LLP (the "Investment Adviser") has (i) secured for the Company the exclusive right to negotiate with the owner to acquire, (ii) issued non-binding offers for the Company to acquire, and/or (iii) is at an advanced stage of negotiation with the respective developers and/or other Sustainable Energy infrastructure investments which may become available to the Company.
The Investment Advisor is confident that the Company would be able to invest or commit substantially all of the net proceeds from the Initial Issue within three to six months following Admission.
Bernard Bulkin OBE, Chair of GSEO, said:
"Since IPO in February 2021 we have successfully committed or deployed c.£290m across an attractive portfolio of 24 assets diversified by both technology and geography. This further capital commitment of £122m, from both new and existing shareholders, will support our future growth ambitions and takes our total capital raised to over £455m in less than 18 months. This is a great achievement in challenging market conditions and I would like to thank our existing investors for their continuing support and welcome those new investors to our shareholder register. Their investment provides a strong endorsement of our strategy and ability to deploy capital into appropriate projects quickly and effectively.
"The Company is well capitalised, and with its inflation linked revenue streams, is well positioned to navigate the current market volatility, deliver returns to shareholders and continue making a positive impact on the global energy transition."
NOTIFICATION OF TRANSACTION BY PERSONS DISCHARGING MANAGERIAL RESPONSIBILITIES (PDMRS) AND PERSONS CLOSELY ASSOCIATED (PCAS)
The Board announces that the following Directors have participated in the Initial Issue and will acquire the following shares:
· Bernard Bulkin OBE, Chair of the Company, 18,181 New Ordinary Shares;
· Margaret Stephens, Director of the Company, 18,181 New Ordinary Shares;
· Richard Horlick, Director of the Company, 100,000 New Ordinary Shares; and
· Louise Kingham CBE, Director of the Company, 10,000 New Ordinary Shares;
APPLICATION FOR LISTING AND ADMISSION TO TRADING
Applications will be made for the 110,909,091 New Shares to be admitted to the premium segment of the Official List and to trading on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange ("Admission"). Admission is expected to become effective, and dealings in the New Shares are expected to commence, at 8.00 a.m. on 1 July 2022.
The issue of the New Shares is conditional on Admission becoming effective by not later than this time or such later date as may be provided for in the Issue Agreement and on the Issue Agreement becoming otherwise unconditional in all respects, and not being terminated in accordance with its terms, before Admission becomes effective.
A total of 110,909,091 New Shares will be issued at a price of 110 pence per Share, of which 70,388,725 Shares will be issued pursuant to the Open Offer, 2,307,719 Shares will be issued pursuant to the Excess Application Facility, 10,865,507 Shares will be issued pursuant to the Offer for Subscription, 1,867,895 Shares will be issued pursuant to the Intermediaries Offer and 25,479,245 Shares will be issued under the Placing.
Following this issue, the Company's issued share capital will comprise 422,498,890 ordinary shares. This figure may 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 share capital of the Company under the FCA's Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules.
Initial Admission and crediting of CREST accounts in respect of the Initial Issue
8.00 a.m. on 1 July 2022
Despatch of share certificates in respect of New Ordinary Shares issued in certified form*
By 13 July 2022
* Underlying Applicants who apply to Intermediaries for New Ordinary Shares under the Intermediaries Offer will not receive share certificates.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT
Edelman Smithfield (PR Adviser)
Ged Brumby +44 (0)7540 412 301
Kanayo Agwunobi +44 (0)758 101 0560
Victory Hill Capital Advisors LLP (Investment Adviser)
Numis Securities Limited (Sole Sponsor, Joint Corporate Broker, Joint Financial Adviser & Joint Bookrunner)
David Benda +44 (0)20 7260 1000
Alvarium Securities Limited (Joint Corporate Broker, Joint Financial Adviser, Joint Bookrunner & Intermediaries Offer Adviser)
Mark Thompson +44 (0)20 7016 6711
Eddie Nissen +44 (0)20 7016 6713
Oliver Kenyon +44 (0)20 7016 6704
G10 Capital Limited (AIFM)
Mohammed Rahman +44 (0)20 7397 5450
Apex Fund and Corporate Services (UK) Limited (Company Secretary)
Andrew Humphries +44 (0)7435 828 755