08.10.2018: blockescence plc: Portfolio company gamigo AG successfully places bond of EUR 32 million

Valletta, October 8, 2018: blockescence plc’s (WKN: MT0000580101; Symbol: BCK, “blockescence”) portfolio company gamigo AG has placed a senior secured bond of EUR 32 million with an increase option to a total of up to EUR 50 million. The proceeds from the issue will be used to finance organic as well as M&A based growth, refinance existing debt and for other general corporate purposes. In the private placement, the bond was placed after a short bookbuilding process with qualified European institutional investors. The issue price is 100% of the nominal amount. The corporate bond is a.o. secured by the pledging of shares of gamigo’s subsidiaries gamigo Publishing GmbH and ElbSpree media Holding GmbH, as well as pledging of the trademarks "Fiesta", "Last Chaos", "Deutschland Spielt" and "Desert Operations" held by Group companies. Furthermore, the bond conditions provide for a payout limit at the expense of gamigo AG. 

The bond is expected to be issued on October 11, 2018 with a term of four years (2018-2022). It bears interest with an annual coupon of 7.75% over the 3-month EURIBOR rate (minimum 0%), which is paid quarterly in arrears. It is planned to include the bond in trading on both NASDAQ Stockholm and the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Open Market) under ISIN SE0011614445. Pareto Securities AB, Stockholm, acted as Sole Bookrunner for the bond issue.

About blockescence plc:

blockescence is one of the first investment firms that focuses on using new technologies, e.g. Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT or blockchain technology), to create value in its own portfolio companies. blockescence implements these technologies in real, traditional industries, which can be disrupted by it, and follows a “buy, improve & sell” strategy. It is based in Valletta (Malta), has subsidiaries in Switzerland and Germany and is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange as well as on XETRA.

For further information please contact:

cometis AG Maximilian Franz

Phone: +49 611 205 855-22

Email: investor.relations@blockescence.com

 

Issuer:

blockescence plc 

St. Christopher Street 168  Valletta VLT 1467  Malta 

Email: info@blockescence.com

Web-Page: www.blockescence.com 

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About Media and Games Invest

Media and Games Invest plc (MGI), is a fast-growing and profitable company operating in the digital games sector with a strong supportive media unit and a focus on North America & EMEA. The company combines organic growth with value-accretive acquisitions, delivering strong and sustainable earnings growth. Since 2014 the MGI Group has successfully acquired more than 30 companies and assets which are integrated onto our platform, exploiting efficiency-enhancing technologies such as the cloud. The Company's shares are listed on Nasdaq First North Premier Growth Market in Stockholm and the Scale segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The Company's certified advisor on Nasdaq First North Premier Growth Market is FNCA Sweden AB; info@fnca.se, +46-8-528 00 399.

Media and Games Invest
St. Christopher Street 168
Valetta VLT 1467
Malta