Ubisense Group plc: Fundraising oversubscribed - admission with market capitalisation of £...


20-06-2011

Ubisense Group plc (AIM: UBI), the Cambridge headquartered real-time location solutions (RTLS) company, is to be admitted to AIM with a market capitalisation of £38.6m. The Placing, conducted by Canaccord Genuity Limited, with institutional investors has raised £8.7m, before expenses, at a price of 180p per share. Trading in Ubisense shares is expected to start on Wednesday (22 June 2011).

Placing details

•Placing of 4,817,867 Ordinary Shares at 180p per share to raise:
•£5.0 million, before expenses, for the Group to fund the expansion of its Real-Time Location Systems (“RTLS”) offering to new customers and markets, and to grow its Geospatial division, both organically and potentially through acquisition
•£3.7 million, before expenses, for selling shareholders
•Ubisense is expected to have a market capitalisation, at the placing price of 180p per share, of approximately £38.6 million on Admission
•Dealings are expected to commence on AIM at 8.00am Wednesday 22 June 2011. (Ticker symbol UBI)
•Canaccord Genuity is acting as the Company’s Nominated Adviser and Broker, and acted as sole book-runner on the Placing.
 
The Business

•Ubisense is a world leader in providing end to end (hardware, software and services) real-time location solutions to companies allowing them to track people and assets with a high degree of accuracy
•The Group operates in two divisions: RTLS and Geospatial
•The RTLS division uses Ubisense’s proprietary technology to target high value manufacturing businesses which are used to track assets, such as tools, people and vehicles, in factories and other indoor environments with an accuracy that satellite based systems cannot currently achieve
•Ubisense’s ultra-wideband (“UWB”) based RTLS is currently one of the few systems that delivers both reliable accuracy and the ability to track resources in three dimensions in real-time
•The Geospatial division uses Ubisense’s expertise in location solutions to deliver applications, software and other solutions primarily in the utilities and telecom sectors
•The Geospatial division focuses on the detailed mapping of network assets and provides, on behalf of its customers, network management planning and design, and has particular expertise in GE Smallworld software and solutions.

Key strengths

•The Group has a secure platform on which to develop its business and has progressed to date by leveraging the profitable, cash generative Geospatial business whilst developing its RTLS technologies
•Ubisense has large manufacturing and industrial companies in its existing customer base. The Directors believe considerable opportunities exist for further revenue generation within its current customer base
•Ubisense’s RTLS product is proven in industrial environments and Ubisense currently has numerous blue chip customers. Ubisense has received a number of awards in recent times
•The Board has experience in growing early stage technology businesses into successful and profitable companies. Several members of the Board have previously founded, grown and then subsequently sold technology businesses
•The Directors believe the Group’s RTLS product is currently the most accurate and reliable solution available to support high value manufacturing and industrial processes indoors
•Ubisense has assembled a considerable set of proprietary intellectual property relating to its RTLS product.

Richard Green, Chief Executive, said:  “We are delighted by the support we have received from both new and existing investors.

“The fact that our placing was substantially oversubscribed is testament to our leading IP and high growth market opportunity with global leaders such as Aston Martin, EADS, BMW, Atlas Copco and Deutsche Telekom. We now have an opportunity to leverage these customer relationships on a global scale.

“The proceeds of this placing provide us with a strong platform to support the rapid growth of our RTLS division and to take advantage of some exciting opportunities to develop our Geospatial business, both organically and by acquisition.”

 

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Note to editors

Ubisense is the market-leading location solutions company, delivering mission-critical enterprise asset tracking and geospatial systems that bring visibility and control to previously intractable business processes. The Group operates in two divisions, RTLS and Geospatial.

Through its RTLS division, Ubisense is a world leader in real-time location solutions allowing companies to track assets (such as tools, people and vehicles) within factories and other indoor environments in real time in three dimensions. Ubisense’s end-to-end RTLS solutions provide dynamic and precise indoor tracking of assets helping its clients, which are primarily in the automotive, aerospace and transportation industries, to bring visibility and control to business processes thereby helping to lower costs and drive logistical efficiencies. The Geospatial division uses Ubisense’s expertise in location solutions to help large infrastructure companies, such as utilities and telecom companies, to map, plan, manage and optimise their networks across large geographic areas.

Ubisense is headquartered in Cambridge, UK and has offices in the USA; Canada; France; Germany; Singapore; and Korea. For more information please visit: www.ubisense.net

This announcement is issued by Ubisense Group plc (the “Company”) in connection with the proposed placing of ordinary shares in the capital of the Company (“Ordinary Shares”) and the proposed application for admission of the whole of the ordinary share capital of the Company, issued and to be issued, to trading on the AIM market of London Stock Exchange plc. The information in this announcement, which is for background purposes only, is preliminary in nature and is subject to change. No representation or warranty express or implied is made as to the fairness, accuracy or completeness of the information contained herein and no reliance should be placed upon it. Application for shares in the Company may be made only on the basis of the admission document relating to the Company which is expected to be published on 17 June 2011 and the risk factors set out in that admission document. A copy of the admission document will be available on the Company's website and from the offices of Mills & Reeve LLP, 130 Fenchurch Street, London EC3M 5DJ following admission.

This announcement does not constitute an offer to sell or issue, or the solicitation of an offer to subscribe for or buy, Ordinary Shares to any person in any jurisdiction to whom it is unlawful to make such offer or solicitation. In particular, this announcement is not for distribution in or into the United States of America, Canada, Japan, the Republic of Ireland, the Republic of South Africa, Australia or New Zealand. The issue of the Ordinary Shares has not been, and will not be, registered under the applicable securities laws of the United States of America, Canada, Japan, the Republic of Ireland, the Republic of South Africa, Australia or New Zealand and the Ordinary Shares may not be offered or sold directly or indirectly within the United States of America, Canada, Japan, the Republic of Ireland, the Republic of South Africa, Australia or New Zealand or to, or for the account or benefit of, any persons within the United States of America, Canada, Japan, the Republic of Ireland, the Republic of South Africa, Australia or New Zealand.

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Contacts


Ubisense
www.ubisense.net
Richard Green, Chief Executive Officer
+44 (0) 1223 535170
or
College Hill
Adrian Duffield / Jon Davies
+44 (0) 20 7457 2020
or
Canaccord Genuity
Simon Bridges/Henry Fitzgerald-O'Connor
+44 (0) 20 7050 6500

 

 

 

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