|By Marketwired .||
|June 18, 2014 07:43 PM EDT||
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/18/14 -- Simavita Limited ("Simavita" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:SV)(ASX:SVA) is pleased to announce that, subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange (the "TSXV") and the Australian Securities Exchange (the "ASX"), it is undertaking a private placement (the "Private Placement") to sophisticated and institutional investors in Australia and New Zealand and to accredited investors in Canada and the United States.
Simavita is proposing to raise maximum gross proceeds of up to AUD$8.46 million by issuing up to 18.8 million common shares ("Shares") and Chess Depository Interests ("CDIs") in the Company at an issue price of AUD$0.45 per Share and CDI. Each CDI issued in Australia will represent one Share of Simavita and will rank equally with existing CDIs.
Minimum amounts to be subscribed for are AUD$6 million, however, the Private Placement is expected to consist of two tranches. The initial allocation (the "First Tranche") is expected to close on or around June 23, 2014 with a maximum issue of up to 8.8 million Shares and CDIs, for gross proceeds of up to AUD$3.96 million. The Company is subject to the listing rules of the ASX, whereby a listed issuer may only raise up to a maximum of 15% of its current issued and outstanding securities in a rolling 12 month period without receiving prior shareholder approval. Therefore, a special shareholders meeting of Simavita (details provided below) will be called before a further allocation (the "Second Tranche") of up to 10.0 million Shares and CDIs, for gross proceeds of up to AUD$4.50 million, may close, which subject to obtaining shareholder approval is expected to occur by mid-late July 2014.
Dussman Pty Ltd (an entity associated with Mr. Damien Haakman, a director of Simavita) and related entities (the "Dussman Entities"), are an insider and control person of the Company as defined by the policies of the TSXV. The Dussman Entities have committed to subscribe for up to AUD$3.0 million under the Private Placement. If demand exceeds the minimum of AUD$6 million, the Company reserves the right to reduce the Dussman participation to a minimum of AUD$500,000.
In addition, Simavita will be conducting a capital raise only in Australia and New Zealand via an ASX CDI purchase plan (held in CDIs) (the "SPP") to raise up to an additional AUD$1.08 million at an issue price of AUD$0.45 per CDI. Under the SPP, each existing Simavita CDI holder in Australia and New Zealand as of a record date of June 18, 2014 may acquire additional CDIs at an issuance price of AUD$0.45 per CDI up to AUD$15,000 per holding. The SPP offer is expected to open June 25, 2014 and will remain open until July 25, 2014. The Company will reserve the right to scale back proportionally any oversubscriptions of CDIs in the SPP and to close the SPP offer early. Full details of the SPP including offer and acceptance forms will be sent to shareholders in the coming days.
The proceeds from the Private Placement and the SPP will be used to: (i) accelerate the roll-out of Simavita's current technologies in the US and European markets, (ii) accelerate SIM(TM) Generation 5 (cloud compatibility) product and SIM(TM) Community Care (home-based) product, (iii) appoint distributors to roll-out SIM(TM) Generation 4 in Europe, (iv) acquire and develop complimentary intellectual property, and (v) for general working capital purposes.
All CDIs issued pursuant to the Private Placement are to be fully tradeable and listed on the ASX.
The Shares issued pursuant to the Private Placement that are listed on the TSXV will be subject to a statutory four month hold plus one day.
The Company is proposing, subject to regulatory approval, to pay a cash commission of up to a total of 5.5% of the aggregate amount of certain investors in respect of the Private Placement to Integrated Equity Pty. Ltd., Bell Potter Securities Limited and Shaw Corporate Finance Pty. Limited (all of which are arm's length parties to the Private Placement).
Special Meeting of Shareholders
In connection with the Second Tranche, the Company will hold a special meeting of shareholders (the "Meeting") on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 9:00am (Australian Eastern Standard time). For Canadian corporate law purposes, the record date for the Meeting is June 12, 2014. The purpose of the Meeting is to consider, and if deemed appropriate, to pass resolutions: (i) approving and ratifying, for the purposes of ASX Listing Rule 7.4, the issue of the First Tranche, (ii) approving and authorizing, for the purposes of ASX Listing Rule 7.1, the issue of the Second Tranche and SPP, and (iii) approving and authorizing, for the purposes of the ASX Listing Rule 10.11 and all other purposes, the issue to the Dussman Entities of up to 6,666,667 Shares and CDIs at an issue price of $0.45 per Share and CDI. Assuming that shareholder approval is granted, the Second Tranche is expected to close as soon as practicable following the Meeting. Notice of the Meeting and materials will be dispatched in due course which will set out further information regarding the First Tranche and the Second Tranche.
For further information, please check our website (www.simavita.com).
Simavita is a medical device company that has developed an innovative, world first solution for the management of urinary incontinence, with a focus on the elderly. The first product is the SIM(TM) platform technology which is an instrumented incontinence assessment application that provides evidence based incontinence management care plans to the residential aged care market.
SIM(TM) is a wireless sensor technology that delivers evidence-based instrument incontinence data on individuals. SIM(TM) provides user friendly tools and software to assess the incontinence condition and to help plan better outcomes. SIM(TM) is used to detect, record and report incontinence events during a compulsory or recommended assessment period in residential aged care facilities to develop an evidence-based incontinence care plan.
Conducting assessments is mandatory in many countries and the incontinence assessment creates an influential element of care of each individual. For more information on Simavita or SIM(TM), please visit www.simavita.com.
The TSX Venture Exchange has in no way passed upon the merits of the transactions set out herein and has neither approved nor disapproved the contents of this press release. Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this Release.
This document may contain "forward-looking information" within the meaning of Canadian securities laws ("forward-looking information"). This forward-looking information is given as of the date of this document.
Forward-looking information relates to future events or future performance and reflects Simavita management's expectations or beliefs regarding future events and includes, but is not limited to, information with respect to the successful completion of the Private Placement and SPP. Assumptions upon which such forward-looking information is based include that Simavita will be able to successfully execute on its business plans. Many of these assumptions are based on factors and events that are not within the control of Simavita and there is no assurance they will prove to be correct.
In certain cases, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of words such as "plans", "expects" or "does not expect", "is expected", "budget", "potential", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates" or "does not anticipate", or "believes", or variations of such words and phrases or information that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will be taken", "occur" or "be achieved" or the negative of these terms or comparable terminology. By its very nature forward-looking information involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Simavita to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking information. Such factors include, among others, risks related to actual results of current business activities; changes in business plans and strategy as plans continue to be refined; other risks of the medical devices and technology industry; delays in obtaining governmental approvals or financing or in the completion of development activities; as well as those factors detailed from time to time in Simavita's interim and annual financial statements and management's discussion and analysis of those statements. Although Simavita has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. Simavita provides no assurance that forward-looking information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such information. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information.