Update on Formal Sale and Strategic Review ProcessSource: RNS
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Tekmar Group plc ("Tekmar" or the "Company")
Update on Formal Sale Process and Strategic Review Process
On 17 November 2022, the Company announced that following a review of the proposals received, a preferred partner (the "Preferred Partner") was granted a period of exclusivity to carry out due diligence and finalise its proposal. The proposal being considered represents a strategic investment from a global institutional investor in the energy sector, which would provide funding for the Company to follow an ambitious plan for growth, both organically and by acquisition. This exclusivity period was extended in January 2023.
The Company confirms the due diligence process has concluded and exclusivity has been extended to 31 March 2023. As communicated previously, the proposal by the Preferred Partner would not result in an offer being made for the Company's shares but would represent new capital investment, at or around the share price at the time exclusivity was granted in November 2022, and would allow the Company to retain its admission to trading on AIM.
The exclusivity period relates only to alternate debt or equity financing proposals and, for the avoidance of doubt, does not prevent an offer being made for the Company by a third party under the framework of the Company's formal sale process.
There is no guarantee that this proposal will be completed, and further announcements will be made as required. If the proposal is successfully completed, then this will conclude the Company's strategic review and formal sale process.
Tekmar Group plc
Alasdair MacDonald, CEO +44 (0)1325 349 050
Leanne Wilkinson, Interim CFO
Bamburgh Capital Ltd (Rule 3 Adviser and Joint Financial Adviser)
Murdo Montgomery +44 (0)131 376 0901
Richard Evans +44 (0)161 521 0286
Alex Clarkson +44 (0)161 240 7550
Singer Capital Markets (Nominated Adviser, Joint Financial Adviser and Broker)
Rick Thompson +44 (0)20 7496 3000
The person responsible for arranging the release of this announcement on behalf of the Company is Alasdair MacDonald, Chief Executive Officer.
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