Equity placement of c. £850,000

28 May 2024

28 May 2024



("EQTEC", the "Company" or the "Group")


Equity placement of c. £850,000 gross proceeds


EQTEC plc (AIM: EQT), a global technology innovator powering distributed, decarbonised, new energy infrastructure through its waste-to-value solutions for hydrogen, biofuels, and energy generation, is pleased to announce a fundraise of c. £850,000 (gross) at 1.4 pence per ordinary share in the Company (being a c. 18% discount to the closing price of 1.7 pence on 24 May 2024, being the last business day prior to the Placing) (the "Placing").


The Placing will result in the issuance of 60,887,490 ordinary shares of €0.01 each in the Company ("Shares") to the subscribers (the "Placing Shares"). A further 2,435,499 new Shares are being issued in settlement of certain fees in relation to the Placing ("Fee Shares"). The Placing has been arranged by Fortified Securities.


The Placing has been undertaken via direct subscription letters executed with the Company by the subscribers (the "Subscribers"), who are regulated stockbrokers. In aggregate the Subscribers have subscribed for gross proceeds of c. £850,000.


The issuance of Placing Shares is conditional upon cleared funding from the Subscribers, being received by the Company on or around 29 May 2024, save for c. £500,000 of the Placing which is to settle through Global Investment Strategy UK Limited, an existing broker for the Company, acting as a settlement agent, on or around 10 June 2024.


Application will be made for the Placing Shares and Fee Shares to be admitted to AIM. A further announcement will be made in relation to the dates of admission to AIM of the new Shares to be issued.


The Placing Shares will be issued under the Company's existing share authorities and represent the entire remaining authorised share capital of the Company free of pre-emption. The directors intend to seek further authority to allot in due course at the next general meeting.


No portion of the Placing relates to ordinary shares in the Company arising from the Syndicated CLN nor any conversion of any of the debt pursuant to the Term Loan (each term as defined and detailed in the Company's announcement of 23 May 2024). The Placing represents a new capital injection raised for cash proceeds. No portion of the Placing will be used for repayments of the Term Loan with the lenders having waived the rights to any prepayment arising from the Placing.


The board intends for the proceeds of the Placing to be used for the working capital for the operations of the Company and, alongside existing cash balances and the Logik settlement proceeds (as announced by the Company on 1 May 2024 and expected to be received by 28 June 2024), to support the execution of the previously announced strategic pivot.


David Palumbo, CEO of EQTEC, commented:


"This Placing, alongside the recently announced refinance through the Term Loan, provides the Company with a clear capital runway to develop and execute the previously announced strategic pivot. We look forward to updating the market on upcoming pipeline developments and the closing of the Logik settlement in due course. We thank our shareholders for their continued support during this transitionary period."


This announcement contains inside information as defined in Article 7 of the EU Market Abuse Regulation No596/2014, as it forms part of United Kingdom domestic law by virtue of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018, as amended, and has been announced in accordance with the Company's obligations under Article 17 of that Regulation.





David Palumbo / Jeffrey Vander Linden 


+44 20 3883 7009 

Strand Hanson - Nomad & Financial Adviser

James Harris / Richard Johnson 


+44 20 7409 3494 

Global Investment Strategy UK Ltd - Broker 

Samantha Esqulant 


+44 20 7048 9045 

Fortified Securities - Broker 

Guy Wheatley 


+44 20 3411 7773 


About EQTEC plc


As one of the world's most experienced thermochemical conversion technology and engineering companies, EQTEC delivers waste management and new energy solutions through best-in-class innovation and infrastructure engineering and value-added services to owner-operators. EQTEC is one of only a few technology providers directly addressing the challenge of replacing fossil fuels for reliable, baseload energy. EQTEC's proven, proprietary and patented technology is at the centre of clean energy projects, sourcing local waste, championing local businesses, creating local jobs and supporting the transition to localised, decentralised and resilient energy systems.


EQTEC designs, specifies and delivers clean, syngas production solutions in the USA, EU and UK, with highly efficient equipment that is modular and scalable from 1MW to 30MW. EQTEC's versatile solutions process 60 varieties of feedstock, including forestry waste, agricultural waste, industrial waste and municipal waste, all with no hazardous or toxic emissions. EQTEC's solutions produce a pure, high-quality synthesis gas ("syngas") that can be used for the widest range of applications, including the generation of electricity and heat, production of renewable natural gas (through methanation) or biofuels (through Fischer-Tropsch, gas-to-liquid processing) and reforming of hydrogen.


EQTEC's technology integration capabilities enable the Group to lead collaborative ecosystems of qualified partners and to build sustainable waste reduction and green energy infrastructure around the world.


The Company is quoted on AIM (ticker: EQT) and the London Stock Exchange has awarded EQTEC the Green Economy Mark, which recognises listed companies with 50% or more of revenues from environmental/green solutions.


Further information on the Company can be found at www.eqtec.com.

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