- S$61.8 million acquisition involving the issuance of 5.15 billion new shares at S$0.012 per share
- Technology-enabled digital oCap platform specialises in alternative financing solutions for SMEs
- Proven and highly scalable business model with positive operating cash flow
Singapore – SGX Catalist-listed CPH Ltd. (the “Company” or “CPH” and together with its subsidiaries, the “Group”) announced that it has entered into a conditional sale and purchase agreement with Delphinium Capital PLC (“Vendor”) for the proposed acquisition of its wholly-owned subsidiary, oCap Management Pte. Ltd. (“oCap”) (the “Proposed Acquisition”) for a purchase consideration of S$61,815,400.
Headquartered in Singapore, oCap is a specialist alternative financing solution provider serving directly and indirectly the needs of small and medium enterprises (“SMEs”) locally and beyond. oCap applies artificial intelligence (“AI”) / machine learning algorithms in its risk management platform to provide loans to corporates against their payment receivables, trade and supplier invoices. This platform is extended through smart contracts on blockchain to finance commodity trades.
On the Proposed Acquisition:
– Consideration shall be fully satisfied by an issuance and allotment of 5,151,283,333 new shares at S$0.012
per share in CPH to the Vendor
– Vendor will become the single largest shareholder with 80.34% stake in CPH upon Completion prior to
the Proposed Compliance Placement, if any
– Application for Whitewash Waiver (as defined below) to be filed with the Securities Industry Council
Mr. Lee Teong Sang, Independent Non-Executive Chairman of CPH, commented: “This Proposed Acquisition allows us to penetrate the fast-growing FinTech industry with an operating business that is profitable and has high growth potential. We believe that the Proposed Acquisition will revive investors’ interest in our shares and will enhance the Group’s long-term shareholder value.
We will be working closely with the dynamic and experienced management team of oCap, to ensure a seamless transition for all our stakeholders. As we diversify our business with this acquisition, we look forward to a new era of financial growth for the Group.”
Mr. Carlos Haeuser, Chief Executive Officer of oCap, remarked: “We are delighted to have found the right platform for us to accelerate our growth trajectory. Singapore’s vibrant FinTech landscape and supportive regulatory framework provides us with a springboard into the region which will help us realise our ambition of becoming a leading player in Asia. Our proprietary products address the needs of a largely underserved market, where traditional lending systems do not meet the working capital demands of SMEs.”
In the face of such opportunities, the ability to provide instant and barrier-free access to liquidity for SMEs with accommodative and flexible payment terms is key to our success. Operating trades on a blockchain platform, all transactions are transparent with traceability of relevant documents.
The high degree of automation for real time customer on-boarding and credit underwriting is reinforced with an AI-enhanced risk management system. We provide capital to SMEs instantly, efficiently and safely.
We look forward to a successful future ahead with our new and existing shareholders.”