Kleos Space S.A (ASX: KSS, Frankfurt: KS1), a space-powered Radio Frequency Reconnaissance data-as-a-service (DaaS) company, has secured A$12.6 million (equivalent to 9.3 million USD) from new and existing institutional and sophisticated investors in Australia and the U.S. via a Placement of approximately 14,823,529 new CHESS Depositary Interests over Kleos ordinary shares (CDIs) at A$0.85 (~0,63 USD) per CDI (Placement).
The Placement includes cornerstone investments from Perennial Value Management and Thorney Investment Group.
Commenting on the Placement, Kleos CEO Andy Bowyer said,
“I am extremely pleased to welcome new high-calibre institutional investors Perennial and Thorney to the register. The strong support we have received from new and current investors reflects Kleos’ significant technical and commercial progress that is accelerating rapidly.”
The Placement proceeds will be used to fund the launch of future satellite clusters and to scale Kleos’ data-as-a-service offering.
The 14,823,529 CDIs will rank equally with existing ordinary CDIs of the Company and will be issued under the Company’s issuing capacity in accordance with ASX Listing Rule 7.1A. Settlement is expected to occur by 10 September 2021, with allotment expected to occur on 15 September 2021. The 8,894,118 Options will be issued under ASX Listing Rule 7.1.
The A$0.85 (~0,63 USD) Placement price represents a 9.6% discount to the 30-day volume weighted average trading price and is inclusive of three attaching options for every five CDIs issued, exercisable at A$1.20 and expiring three years from the date of issue.