Investment by Ally Bridge Group, a global healthcare-focused investment Group
December 17, 2015, Montpellier, France – MEDTECH (Euronext, FR0010892950 – ROSA (“Medtech” or the “Company”)), a company specialized in designing, developing and marketing innovative surgical assistance robots, announced today the completion of its note issuance, first announced on November 2, 2015, for an amount of EUR 13.6 million.
Following the approval of its shareholders' general meeting held on December 10, 2015, the Company issued 452,363 convertible notes, otherwise known as OCABSA 2020, each with a par value of EUR 30.10. Each issued note has 0.4 warrant(s) attached, with each warrant giving the right to subscribe to one (1) ordinary share of the Company.
Ally Bridge Group ("ABG"), a global healthcare-focused investment group, subscribed to all of the OCABSA 2020 issued.
The settlement of the OCABSA 2020, which are not listed on Euronext Paris, was realized on 17 December 2015.
Bertin Nahum, ceo and Founder of Medtech stated: “We are extremely pleased to obtain the support of Ally Bridge Group, which provides strong validation for our ROSA™ robotic surgery system and comes at a key juncture in the Company's development. We are convinced that this investment, coming from a major healthcare-focused investment group, will contribute to give a wider visibility to the ROSA™ products within the financial and healthcare communities, and help expand our market presence, notably in the U.S. spinal market after obtaining FDA clearance for ROSA™ Spine.“
Details on the private placement
The OCABSA 2020 issuance was decided on December 10, 2015 by the Company's board of directors, acting pursuant to a delegation of authority given by the Company shareholders' general meeting held on the same day.
A detailed description of the OCABSA 2020 was given in the previous press release announcing the transaction, dated November 2, 2015, and in the board of directors' report to the Company shareholders' general meeting.
Gross proceeds to the Company were EUR 13.6 million, prior to the payment of placement agent fees and expenses.
Net proceeds from the transaction are intended to be used for the development of ROSA™ Brain and ROSA™ Spine, the Company's two major products, as well as general corporate purposes, which may include working capital, continued investment in geographic expansion, research and development, and strategic business development opportunities.
Issuance impact on shareholders
|Shareholder participation||Non diluted basis|
|Before Issuance of new shares (resulting from conversion of Convertible Notes and exercise of Warrants)||1 %|
|After Issuance of new shares (resulting from conversion of Convertible Notes and exercise of Warrants), in the event of a 75% realization||0.83 %|
|After Issuance of new shares (resulting from conversion of Convertible Notes and exercise of Warrants), in the event of a 100% realization||0.79 %|
Detailed information on Medtech, together with all of the press releases and other regulated information about the Company, is available on the Company's website (www.medtech.fr).
Founded in 2002 by Bertin NAHUM and based near Montpellier, MEDTECH is a European specialist in the design, development and marketing of innovative robotic appliances to assist surgeons during their medico-surgical interventions, thus contributing to the implementation of safer, more efficient, less-invasive treatment.
In 2007, MEDTECH developed ROSA™, an innovative technological device devoted to brain surgery procedures. ROSA™ has been approved in Europe, the United States and Canada.
In 2013 Medtech received the « European Company of the Year Award” in the “robotic neurosurgery” category from Frost & Sullivan.
In July 2014, MEDTECH obtained the CE marking for its new product ROSA™ Spine, a robotic- assistive device for minimally invasive surgery of the spine.
In October 2014, MEDTECH won the « Révélation » prize in the Mediterranean Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Awards.
In 2015 MEDTECH received the “2016 Company of the Year Award” in the “robotic neurosurgery” category from Frost & Sullivan.
|About ALLY BRIDGE GROUP
Ally Bridge Group ("ABG"), founded and led by Frank Yu, is a global healthcare-focused investment group managing over USD1 billion in assets with a portfolio of innovative healthcare companies in the United States, Europe and China.
ABG has expertise in cementing strategic partnerships between emerging healthcare companies and industry leaders, and across different geographies between the United States, Europe and China.
On April 30, 2015, ABG announced – and, on Dec. 11, 2015, completed – the USD 3.3 billion take-private deal of WuXi PharmaTech, the largest healthcare buyout transaction in Asia Pacific ex Japan.
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