Partial sale of CSS shareholding for £6.0m

Roadside Real Estate PLC
20 March 2024

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Roadside Real Estate plc


("Roadside" or the "Company")



Partial sale of Cambridge Sleep Sciences shareholding for £6.0m



Roadside (AIM: ROAD) is pleased to announce that it has exchanged an unconditional share purchase agreement to sell 952 shares in its subsidiary, Cambridge Sleep Sciences, ("CSS") for £6,302.53 per share to CGV Ventures 1 Ltd., (the "Transaction"). The total consideration of £6.0 million implies a significant upside to the Company's retained shareholding in CSS. The consideration would be wholly paid in cash by not later than 25 April 2024, at which point the Transaction will complete and the shares will be transferred to CGV.


CGV Ventures 1 Ltd. is a US-based Venture Capital fund which specialises in taking minority positions in innovative healthcare companies.


Upon completion of the Transaction, Roadside's shareholding in CSS would reduce from 75.0% to 65.0%. Roadside originally invested £2.7 million in CSS in March 2020, in the form of a loan note, which would remain outstanding following completion of the Transaction. Since Roadside continues to own more than 50% of the equity in CSS, CSS would continue to be consolidated into Roadside's accounts.


In the year ended 2 July 2022, CSS achieved revenue of c.£0.20 million, a loss before tax of c.£0.85 million after allocation of central costs and CSS's gross assets were held at a total carrying value of c.£0.75 million, (net of intercompany positions).


Roadside intends to use the proceeds from the Transaction to reduce the Company's debt, following its refinancing announcement on 19 December 2023 as well as for general working capital.


On 11 September 2023, the Company announced that it was evaluating the best corporate setting to maximise shareholder value from its investment in CSS. The Board continues to explore the potential for a trade sale and de-merger, but there can be no certainty that any transaction will ultimately be made nor on its value.


Charles Dickson, Executive Chairman, said:

"Whilst the Company is now focused on roadside real estate, we are delighted with the progress that CSS and its management team have made. We welcome CGV as a shareholder in CSS and remain focused on finding the right corporate setting for CSS to reach its full potential."


Further announcements will be made as appropriate.


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For more information


Roadside Real Estate plc

Charles Dickson, Executive Chairman


c/o Montfort

Cavendish Capital Markets Limited (Nomad and Joint Corporate Broker)

Carl Holmes / Simon Hicks / Fergus Sullivan (Corporate Finance)

Tim Redfern (ECM)


+44 (0)20 7220 0500

Stifel Nicolaus Europe Limited (Financial Adviser and Joint Corporate Broker)

Mark Young

Jonathan Wilkes-Green

Catriona Neville


+44 (0)20 7710 7600 


Olly Scott

Georgia Colkin


+44 (0)78 1234 5205



About Roadside

Roadside is a real estate business focused on building and scaling a high-quality portfolio of modern roadside retail assets, including modern EV charging infrastructure.


About Cambridge Sleep Sciences Ltd

Cambridge Sleep Sciences Ltd, is a legacy Life Sciences investment of which Roadside Real Estate plc would hold a 65% interest upon completion of the Transaction. CSS develops technology which improves natural sleep. Using the principles of neuroscience and cutting-edge technology to enhance brain activity during sleep, its innovative solutions aim to improve health, wellbeing and enhance quality of life.


Its SleepEngine® technology has been developed and refined over a decade by a team of researchers, scientists, sound engineers and medical experts. This unique technology produces sounds which emulate the waves created by the brain during sleep cycles. The sleep sounds guide the user's brain through the sequence of healthy sleep cycles, helping them fall asleep and achieve the quality of sleep they need in a consistent and optimal way.


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