Arcane Crypto raises 61 mSEK in directed issue – expects to be cash flow positive from year-end 2021

Arcane Crypto raises 61 mSEK in directed issue – expects to be cash flow positive from year-end 2021

The Board of Directors of Arcane Crypto AB has today, by virtue of the authorization from the Annual General Meeting held on 21 May 2021, resolved on and carried out a directed issue of 300,925,294 units to a group of qualified investors with a proven interest in Arcane Crypto and the cryptocurrency sector. Through the Directed Issue Arcane Crypto will receive proceeds amounting to approximately SEK 61.1 million before deduction of transaction costs, and expect to be cash flow positive from year-end 2021.


“For Arcane, our ability to attract strong investor demand enables us to seize the opportunities in the market quickly and pursue our plans for monetization. The proceeds from the raise will in large part be used towards our establishment of a mining business, which we view as a highly profitable business opportunity that will bring substantial revenue and cash flow to the company. With our mining investments, we expect the Group to be cash flow positive from year-end 2021 and thereby fully funded as is. Arcane is growing fast and the development of the crypto sector is accelerating. It is exciting to see the great investor interest we are receiving, enabling us to bring on a group of high-quality investors, including some existing shareholders such as Morten Klein, with a long-term interest in the sector and the company. With a strengthened balance sheet and investor base, we are now in an even stronger position to grow further.”
Torbjørn Bull Jenssen, CEO Arcane Crypto.


Each unit consists of one (1) share and one (1) warrant of series 2021:5. The subscription price of the units in the Directed Issue amounts to SEK 0.203 per unit, corresponding to a subscription price of SEK 0.203 per share. The warrants were issued free of charge. Each (1) warrant of series 2021:5 entitles the holder to subscribe for one (1) newly issued share in the Company during the period commencing 1 September 2021 up to and including 28 February 2022. The subscription price per share exercised through a warrant of series 2021:5 is SEK 0.2436. Through the Directed Issue Arcane Crypto will receive proceeds amounting to approximately SEK 61.1 million before deduction of transaction costs. Upon full exercise of the warrants of series 2021:5, Arcane Crypto will receive proceeds amounting to approximately an additional SEK 73.3 million.

Arcane Crypto’s Board of Directors has, by virtue of the authorization from the Annual General Meeting held on 21 May 2021, resolved on and carried out the Directed Issue to a group of qualified investors with an interest in the cryptocurrency sector. All units issued have been allotted to the investors.

The subscription price in the Directed Issue amounts to SEK 0.203 per unit, corresponding to a subscription price of SEK 0.203 per share. The warrants were issued free of charge. The subscription price was determined through negotiations with the qualified investors and it is the Board of Directors’ assessment that the subscription price is in accordance with current market conditions. Through the Directed Issue Arcane Crypto will receive proceeds amounting to approximately SEK 61.1 million before deduction of transaction costs. Upon full exercise of the warrants of series 2021:5, Arcane Crypto will receive proceeds amounting to approximately an additional SEK 73.3 million.

Each (1) warrant of series 2021:5 entitles the holder to subscribe for one (1) new share in the Company during the period commencing 1 September 2021 up to and including 28 February 2022. The subscription price per share exercised through a warrant of series 2021:5 is SEK 0.2436. The subscription price, as well as the number of new shares to which each warrant entitles the holder to subscribe, may be recalculated in accordance with customary terms and conditions.

The reasons for the deviation from the shareholders’ pre-emption rights is to raise capital in a time and cost-efficient manner, at attractive terms for the Company from qualified investors with a long-term interest in the cryptocurrency sector. The proceeds from the Directed Issue will be used to further enhance the growth of the Company, with a particular focus on the mining business under establishment, in addition to general corporate purposes. As previously announced, the Company is in the process of negotiating the acquisition of mining equipment.

The Directed Issue will, upon full exercise of the warrants, result in a dilution of approximately 6,85 percent of the number of shares and votes in the Company. Through the Directed Issue, the number of outstanding shares and votes will, upon full exercise of the warrants, increase by 601,850,588 from 8,187,082,572 to 8,788,933,160. The share capital will increase by approximately SEK 2,195,986.595487, from SEK 29 872 403,454820 to approximately SEK 32 068 390,050307.

About Arcane Crypto

Arcane Crypto develops and invests in projects, focusing on bitcoin and digital assets. Arcane operates a portfolio of businesses, spanning the value chain for digital finance. As a group we deliver services targeting payments, investment, and trading. In addition, we have a media and research division.

Arcane has the ambition to become a leading player in the digital assets space by growing the existing businesses, invest in cutting edge projects, and through acquisitions and consolidation.

Subscribe to press releases and financial information: https://investor.arcanecrypto.se/

For more information, please visit: https://www.arcane.no/

The Company is listed on Nasdaq First North Growth Market and Mangold Fondkommission is Certified Adviser, tel. +46 8 5030 1550, e-mail: ca@mangold.se, web: www.mangold.se.

Advisers

Eminova Fondkommission AB is administrating the new issue on behalf of the Company and Törngren Magnell & Partners Advokatfirma KB is legal counsel to the Company in connection with the transaction.

For further information, please contact:

Torbjørn Bull Jenssen, CEO, Arcane Crypto AB
e-mail: post@arcanecrypto.se
web: investor.arcanecrypto.se

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Forward-looking statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that reflect the Company’s intentions, beliefs, or current expectations about and targets for the Company’s future results of operations, financial condition, liquidity, performance, prospects, anticipated growth, strategies and opportunities and the markets in which the Company operates. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and may be identified by words such as “believe”, “expect”, “anticipate”, “intend”, “may”, “plan”, “estimate”, “will”, “should”, “could”, “aim” or “might”, or, in each case, their negative, or similar expressions. The forward-looking statements in this press release are based upon various assumptions, many of which are based, in turn, upon further assumptions. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurances that they will materialize or prove to be correct. Because these statements are based on assumptions or estimates and are subject to risks and uncertainties, the actual results or outcome could differ materially from those set out in the forward-looking statements as a result of many factors. Such risks, uncertainties, contingencies and other important factors could cause actual events to differ materially from the expectations expressed or implied in this release by such forward-looking statements. The Company does not guarantee that the assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements in this press release are free from errors and readers of this press release should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements in this press release. The information, opinions and forward-looking statements that are expressly or implicitly contained herein speak only as of its date and are subject to change without notice. Neither the Company nor anyone else undertake to review, update, confirm or to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect events that occur or circumstances that arise in relation to the content of this press release.

Information to distributors

Solely for the purposes of the product governance requirements contained within: (a) EU Directive 2014/65/EU on markets in financial instruments, as amended (“MiFID II”); (b) Articles 9 and 10 of Commission Delegated Directive (EU) 2017/593 supplementing MiFID II; and (c) local implementing measures (together, the “MiFID II Product Governance Requirements”), and disclaiming all and any liability, whether arising in tort, contract or otherwise, which any “manufacturer” (for the purposes of the MiFID II Product Governance Requirements) may otherwise have with respect thereto, the shares in Arcane Crypto have been subject to a product approval process, which has determined that such shares are: (i) compatible with an end target market of retail investors and investors who meet the criteria of professional clients and eligible counterparties, each as defined in MiFID II; and (ii) eligible for distribution through all distribution channels as are permitted by MiFID II (the “Target Market Assessment”). Notwithstanding the Target Market Assessment, Distributors should note that: the price of the shares in Arcane Crypto may decline and investors could lose all or part of their investment; the shares in Arcane Crypto offer no guaranteed income and no capital protection; and an investment in the shares in Arcane Crypto is compatible only with investors who do not need a guaranteed income or capital protection, who (either alone or in conjunction with an appropriate financial or other adviser) are capable of evaluating the merits and risks of such an investment and who have sufficient resources to be able to bear any losses that may result therefrom. The Target Market Assessment is without prejudice to the requirements of any contractual, legal or regulatory selling restrictions in relation to the Directed Issues.

For the avoidance of doubt, the Target Market Assessment does not constitute: (a) an assessment of suitability or appropriateness for the purposes of MiFID II; or (b) a recommendation to any investor or group of investors to invest in, or purchase, or take any other action whatsoever with respect to the shares in Arcane Crypto.

Each distributor is responsible for undertaking its own target market assessment in respect of the shares in Arcane Crypto and determining appropriate distribution channels.

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Disclaimer
All transaction are carrying out by SiLLC, a private portfolio management assembly. This document is not an offer of securities for sale or investment advisory services. This document contains general information only and is not intended to represent general or specific investment advice. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results and targets are not guaranteed. Certain statements and forecasted data are based on current expectations, current market and economic conditions, estimates, projections, opinions and beliefs of SiLLC and/or its members. Due to various risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those reflected or contemplated in such forward-looking statements or in any of the case studies or forecasts. All references to SiLLC’s advisory activities relates to SiLLC Assembly International.

Interim Report for Q2 2021 & Presentation by CEO Torbjørn Bull Jenssen: Continued strong growth and development

Interim Report for Q2 2021 & Presentation by CEO Torbjørn Bull Jenssen: Continued strong growth and development

Arcane Crypto AB today published its interim report for Q2 & H1 2021. In addition, CEO Torbjørn Bull Jenssen presented the report through a webcast.

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“Q2 has been a great quarter for Arcane Crypto on many fronts as we continue to deliver on our core strategy, to develop and invest in projects focused on bitcoin and digital assets. Our revenue saw strong growth and exceeded 100 MSEK in the quarter, with a gross margin on sales of 5.5 MSEK, for the first time in the Group’s history. The revenue was mainly driven by our acquisition of Kaupang, while the gross margin on sales was also driven by a record quarter for Arcane Assets and Arcane Research.

During the quarter Bank of New York Mellon, announced its involvement with the Pure Digital project. They are joining State Street and 4 other tier one banks, that have yet to be disclosed, exploring the possibilities of a bitcoin interbank marketplace for digital assets.

From an Arcane group perspective, we see great potential in bringing our portfolio of companies even closer together. We’re just getting started. We are working tirelessly to build Arcane into Europe’s leading platform to learn, trade, and invest in the blockchain ecosystem.”

Torbjørn Bull Jenssen, CEO


Main events during the first quarter 2021

  • On 2nd April 2021, BlockFi and Arcane Research announced a collaborative partnership to provide a report for BlockFi’s institutional clients every two weeks.

  • On 8th April 2021, Puremarkets Limited (“Pure Digital”), a company where Arcane Crypto AB holds 37.5% through Arcane Crypto AS, announced that State Street was one of the banks that had signed an LOI with Pure Digital to explore trading of digital assets, and that Currenex, owned by State Street, would provide the trading infrastructure to the Pure Digital platform.

  • On 16th April 2021, Arcane Crypto AS, a subsidiary of Arcane Crypto AB, increased its shareholding in ITOAM, the owner of the Bitcoin Lightning Network based trading platform LN Markets, from 7% to 16%.

  • On 20th April 2021, Arcane Crypto announced that its subsidiary Arcane Crypto AS had entered into an agreement to acquire the remaining outstanding shares in Ijort Invest AB, which operates the Swedish crypto exchange Trijo.

  • On 16th June 2021, Arcane Crypto’s subsidiary Arcane Assets AS signed an LOI with Valour Structured Products Inc. with the intention to explore the issuance and listing of an Exchange-Traded Product based on Arcane’s cryptocurrency fund.

  • On 24th June, 2021, Arcane Research published a report in collaboration with LMAX Digital titled “The Bitcoin Trading Ecosystem” which focuses on the emerging institutional infrastructure.

  • On 28th June 2021, Arcane Green Data Services AS signed a leasing contract for hosting bitcoin miners and thereby took the first steps in establishing a bitcoin mining business unit branded Arcane Green Data.

Main events after the end of the period

  • On 2nd July 2021, Arcane Crypto completed the acquisition of Ijort Invest AB (“Trijo”).

  • On 21st July 2021, Arcane Crypto’s London based associated company Puremarkets Limited (trading as Pure Digital) announced that Bank of New York Mellon has joined the consortium of banks working with the interbank wholesale marketplace to develop a platform to support the entire digital asset life cycle.

  • On 29th July 2021, Arcane announced that the Company will be included in CoinShares Elwood Global Blockchain Index as of August 2, 2021.

  • On 30th July 2021, Arcane announced a collaboration between its fully owned subsidiary Ijort Invest AB (“Trijo”) and the payment service provider Trustly.

  • On 9th August 2021, Arcane announced that the Company will be included in the Melanion BTC Equities Universe UCITS ETF.


Second quarter of 2021 (compared to second quarter 2020)

  • Group revenue increased to 100,372 kSEK (190)

  • EBITDA was -1,484 kSEK (-1,472)

  • The result for the period was -7,056 (-1,617)

  • Adjusted result for the period was -7,056 (-1,617)

  • Earnings per share before dilution were SEK -0.001 (-0.003)

  • Earnings per share after dilution were SEK -0.001 (-0.003)

First half year 2021 (compared to first half year 2020)

  • Group revenue increased to 102,529 kSEK (308)

  • EBITDA was -12,527 kSEK (-4,369)

  • The result for the period was -143,106* (-4,510)

  • Adjusted result for the period was -16,153 (-4,510)

  • Earnings per share before dilution were SEK -0.019 (-0.008)

  • Earnings per share after dilution were SEK -0.017 (-0.008)


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Disclaimer
All transaction are carrying out by SiLLC, a private portfolio management assembly. This document is not an offer of securities for sale or investment advisory services. This document contains general information only and is not intended to represent general or specific investment advice. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results and targets are not guaranteed. Certain statements and forecasted data are based on current expectations, current market and economic conditions, estimates, projections, opinions and beliefs of SiLLC and/or its members. Due to various risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those reflected or contemplated in such forward-looking statements or in any of the case studies or forecasts. All references to SiLLC’s advisory activities relates to SiLLC Assembly International.

Arcane Crypto to be included in Melanion BTC Equities Universe UCITS ETF

PRESS RELEASE: Arcane Crypto to be included in Melanion BTC Equities Universe UCITS ETF

August 9, 2021 – Arcane Crypto today informs that the company will be included in the Melanion BTC Equities Universe UCITS ETF. On August 4, Melanion Capital announced the intention to list the ETF on Euronext in Paris and that it has received necessary approval from the French Financial Markets Authority (AMF).

The ETF aims to track the performance of the Melanion Bitcoin Exposure Index, of which Arcane Crypto currently is included. According to Melanion Capital, the index is the first of its kind due to its unique methodology based on beta weighting which bridges the gap between equities and Bitcoin. It tracks a beta-weighted equities basket exhibiting the highest correlation and revenue exposure to Bitcoin, which give the index up to 90% correlation to the price of Bitcoin. The index is calculated and distributed by Bitada and is rebalanced and reconstituted on a quarterly basis.

Link to Melanion Capital’s press release issued 2021-08-04 here.

For further information, please contact:

Torbjørn Bull Jenssen, CEO, Arcane Crypto AB

E-mail: ir@arcanecrypto.no

About Arcane Crypto

Arcane Crypto develops and invests in projects, focusing on bitcoin and digital assets. Arcane operates a portfolio of businesses, spanning the value chain for digital finance. As a group we deliver services targeting payments, investment, and trading. In addition, we have a media and research division.

Arcane has the ambition to become a leading player in the digital assets space by growing the existing businesses, invest in cutting edge projects, and through acquisitions and consolidation.

Subscribe to press releases and financial information: https://investor.arcanecrypto.se/

For more information, please visit: https://www.arcane.no/

The Company is listed on Nasdaq First North Growth Market and Mangold Fondkommission is Certified Adviser, tel. +46 8 5030 1550, e-mail: ca@mangold.se, web: www.mangold.se.

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Disclaimer
All transaction are carrying out by SiLLC, a private portfolio management assembly. This document is not an offer of securities for sale or investment advisory services. This document contains general information only and is not intended to represent general or specific investment advice. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results and targets are not guaranteed. Certain statements and forecasted data are based on current expectations, current market and economic conditions, estimates, projections, opinions and beliefs of SiLLC and/or its members. Due to various risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those reflected or contemplated in such forward-looking statements or in any of the case studies or forecasts. All references to SiLLC’s advisory activities relates to SiLLC Assembly International.


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