RNS Number : 3801R
04 November 2021
THIS ANNOUNCEMENT CONTAINS INSIDE INFORMATION FOR THE PURPOSES
OF REGULATION 11 OF THE MARKET ABUSE (AMENDMENT) (EU EXIT)
4 November 2021
("Tintra", the "Group" or the "Company")
Result of General Meeting & Strategy Update
The Company's general meeting ("GM") was held earlier today. All
resolutions proposed at the GM were passed. The Company will
publish the full voting results on its website in accordance with
the QCA Corporate Governance Code.
Following the successful passing of the resolutions at the GM,
Richard Shearer, the Company's CEO provides the following Group
"Today forms yet another part on our roadmap to building this
Company into an innovative tech player. I apologise for the
continued announcements, but we have a long way to go and we are
trying to move as efficiently as possible.
As the market has been notified over the past few months Tintra
Acquisitions Limited ("Tintra Acquisitions") placed stock with two
strategic investors, the strategy of which is probably evident to
most watchers. These transactions by Tintra Acquisitions are part
of a process of dilution, after which, it is expected to be one of
several strategic investors in the Company.
Now we have in large part completed the reorganisation and
change management process and have advanced in so many other ways
we are now able to move that investment strategy into Tintra PLC as
the current structure looks a lot like the future one.
A lot of work was done through the summer on the dilution
aspects of the stock where the issued shares have increased 3-fold.
This is something I'm happy with as it starts to give more
certainty to shareholders. Now as we move into the next phase we
are in capital raising mode we have run out of enough head room in
the stock to be able to issue to new strategic investors that we
hope are going to participate.
As such, today's headroom increase allows us the space to issue
more shares to investors as we grow the business over the next year
If one thinks of Tintra Acquisitions as Seed investors and the
first participants of a Series A funding round, we are creating
this head room to that we can complete a Series A round, to give us
runway to be able to do a Series B round in Q2 or Q3 of next year
and for Tintra Acquisitions to convert enough stock to be able to
ensure it retains its position as a Person of Significant Control
during that process.
So that investors have an idea of what to expect. This new head
room allocation is intended to be broken down into a placement of
around 15% for the balance of Series A and then a Series B/C round
of 10% during Q2/Q3 next year by which time we will be looking for
capital adequacy amounts to be required for the new bank licences
that we anticipate being active next year. Of course, these
percentages are subject to change, largely by investors, but I
would hope not hugely.
We are in advanced discussions with a major US Venture Capital
firm on the Series B round next year and have visibility on what
the business needs to achieve between now and then and what
valuations we are looking at that Series B funding round.
As we progress, we will continue the strategy that has been seen
in Tintra Acquisitions, namely the strategy that each funding
position is of a greater value than the last based on actions taken
and items executed on the road map.
Each round in Tintra PLC, as one might expect or indeed hope, is
intended to be at substantially higher valuations to the previous
round. The driver being the execution of the various roadmap points
required between the two. My visibility around what that looks like
is almost complete, the variable in my mind is one of time and how
quickly we tick the boxes to get to the next phase.
The main 'boxes' are a mixture of licences being approved, the
general tech build-out and the artificial intelligence engine being
built and tested for deployment.
I came at this transaction in the first instance to in many ways
solve a problem familiar to me for many years, however since
joining the Company, the new team and I have defined a bigger and
more sophisticated problem that we and others believe is scalable
in ways we had not anticipated.
We have an 18-24 month view through to the end of the Series B
round and I want the market to view this, as I have suggested both
in the press and earlier announcements, that what we are running
here a US style fintech model. No decisions we are making are about
what the impact will be tomorrow, but what they will be in one or
two years from now. The market should now view the company as a
fintech focused on scale and growth.
We are solving a defined need, with a clear strategy and have
the support of many key players in doing so. I have spoken to a
number of Governments across the emerging world about our
intentions and today I am meeting with a senior delegation from
another government to address how we can assist their
Speaking personally, I have no interest in what the share price
is doing today or tomorrow, we have been validated by some of the
biggest thinkers in the space and we truly believe we are building
something that is going to be a game changing technology. I am
however extremely interested in what the share price does in two,
five years and ten years from now. That is the horizon that guides
We are uniquely placed to solve this problem, and our strategy
has been endorsed already by major VC's, major name family offices,
banks and even the Governments I mention above.
Businesses solving 25% of the problem that we are attempting to
solve have multi-billion dollar valuations. Now does that mean we
will end up there? I can't say that we will as it would be
speculation. But do I think that if the markets value what we're
doing on the same metrics as are increasingly found in the VC
space, then I believe it's possible. But then again, I am biased in
extremis let's not forget!
None of my comments in this RNS or in the press should be
construed as enticement to invest in our stock. They are not. I
will continue to passionately share our vision based on what I, my
team, and the array of great minds we are fortunate enough to have
in our orbit, believe is a game changing mission.
These forward-looking statements are just that, none of my
day-to-day thinking is about immediate balance sheet events, it is
about building a major game changing business over the next 24
Our business is being built to solve a macro need. We will
likely make losses en route to our final destination due to the
level of investment required, but as can be seen elsewhere, the
value of the idea will be what drives this.
Running a fintech startup model in a public environment has its
challenges, but it has a lot more benefits.
It would be commercially disadvantageous to the Company for it
to disclose too much about its detailed plans as the greater first
mover advantage we have, the better. As such unfortunately this
will leave some gaps in the understanding of the strategy by the
market. Here I have tried to outline as clearly as I can about what
we are doing and my vision within those constraints.
Nothing we say in RNS or the press is intended to get folks
excited today; as I have said, this is about the future.
We intend over the next 2 years to raise substantial sums to
execute our plan, and we have indicative support from prospective
investors. Shareholders and potential shareholders should view us
with a 2-year horizon. I am not articulating entirely our plan for
reasons of IP and discretion, and frankly the reality that some of
the things that we have planned will change as we evolve. But most
every announcement we make is based around part of a well-defined
plan with a clear road map.
I hope in this, rather long winded, missive I have outlined
clearly the strategy and the rationale and taken away as much
uncertainty as possible without giving the game away!"
For further information, contact:
Head of Communications
Website www.tintra.com 020 3795 0421
Allenby Capital Limited
(Nomad, Financial Adviser & Broker)
John Depasquale / Nick Harriss / Vivek
Bhardwaj 020 3328 5656
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