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Tuesday 19 April, 2016

Teathers Financial

Update

RNS Number : 5548V
Teathers Financial PLC
19 April 2016
 

Teathers Financial Plc / Index: AIM / Epic: TEA / Sector: Investment

19 April 2016

Teathers Financial Plc ('Teathers' or 'the Company')

Update

 

Following the announcement dated 5 February 2016 the Company would like to provide the following update to shareholders.

 

On 4 December 2015, the Company announced that as it had not implemented its investing policy within 12 months of becoming an investing company, its shares would be suspended from trading on AIM.  The Company also stated that it was currently considering all of its options and will continue to work towards the implementation of its investing policy or completion of a reverse takeover. As announced on 5 February 2016, the board's view was that it was unlikely that the Company will be deemed to have implemented its investing policy through a portfolio of investments by 4 June 2016 and, in this regard, the views of the board have not changed.

 

Since 4 December 2015, the Company has sought to identify a potential reverse takeover target and has reviewed a number of opportunities.  It is currently in discussions with a potential takeover target that the board believes offers synergies with Teathers Financial Software Limited ('TFSL'), the Teathers investee company that owns the Teathers app.

 

The board has also been in discussions with a potential investor who has indicated an interest in investing £1 million into the Company. This would enable the Company to fund further development of the Teathers app as an unquoted company, with a view to seeking a listing at a suitable time in the future. If concluded, it is likely that this will be by way of an equity investment that would require approval of shareholders.

 

In the event that the Company continues its growth strategy as an unquoted company, the Company intends to put in place an electronic off-market dealing facility for shareholders, which will allow shareholders to trade their shares on a matched bargain and arm's length basis.

 

A further announcement will be made as soon as the board has selected a way forward to put to shareholders.

 

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For further information please visit www.teathers.com or contact:

 

Jason Drummond

Teathers Financial Plc

+44 203 021 3466

Colin Aaronson / Jamie Barklem / Carolyn Sansom

Grant Thornton UK LLP

(Nominated Adviser)

+44 20 7383 5100

Lucy Williams / Duncan Vasey

Peterhouse Corporate Finance

(Broker)

+44 20 7469 0936

Charlotte Heap / Elisabeth Cowell

St Brides Partners Limited

+44 20 7236 1177

 

 

Notes:

Teathers Financial PLC is focused primarily on the investment in AIM or unquoted companies, joint ventures or individual projects.  The Company is led by highly experienced individuals with proven track records in the growth company arena.  It considers all sectors but is looking for stand out companies, which it believes it can also add value to. 

 

Amongst other investments, the Company has a 100% interest in Teathers Financial Software Ltd, which is looking to revolutionise the crowd equity arena for listed companies and empower private investors.  In essence it has developed proprietary technology to provide brokers and fundraisers with a secure, seamless and innovative platform to connect, offer and manage private investors in Placings and IPOs, crucially on the same terms as institutional investors.  The software, which runs across all major mobile platforms, also encourages ongoing user engagement by providing a real-time gateway for private investors and continual information on their portfolios.  FCA regulated Shard Capital have adopted the technology for the Teathers App to drive private investors to their fundraising initiatives.  The technology is available to be white-labelled to brokers and fundraisers who want to engage further with private individuals who potentially represent a supportive pool of capital.




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