WISeKey secures a CHF 3m mandatory convertible loan note
Frankfurt, 29 June 2016. WISeKey secures CHF 3 million of cash in a first tranche of a mandatory convertible loan note placed with selected strategic investors.
WISeKey International Holding Ltd (“WISeKey”) announced on 24 June 2016 that it has raised CHF 3 million of cash via the placement of a first tranche of a mandatory convertible loan note (“Mandatory Loan Note”) with selected strategic investors. At maturity of the Mandatory Loan Note on 21 September 2016, the security automatically converts into 725,000 – 745,000 new WISeKey International Holding Ltd Class B Shares, issued from existing listed conditional capital.
WISeKey intends to place a second tranche of the Mandatory Loan Note at then prevailing market terms in the amount of up to CHF 15m in the weeks to come.
ACXIT Capital Partners act as financial advisor and arranger to WISeKey and Homburger Rechtsanwälte act as legal counsels to WISeKey in this transaction.
WISeKey is one of the fastest growing CyberSecurity companies in the world, being a leading Swiss information security and identity management software and services company. WISeKey’s mission is to facilitate the global growth of secure electronic transactions by providing businesses, governments and individuals with advanced technology and services that authenticate the identity of communicators, signatures, and objects during Internet transactions. WISeKey is currently deploying large scale IoT digital identities ecosystems and has become a pioneer of the 4th Industrial Revolution movement launched this year at the World Economic Forum at Davos. WISeKey Swiss based Cryptographic Root of Trust integrates wearable technology with secure authentication and identification, in both physical and virtual environments, and empowers IoT and wearable devices to become secure transactional devices. (www.wisekey.com)
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