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Global Energy Ventures Announces $10.0 Million Institutional Placement to Accelerate Development of Tiwi Green Hydrogen Project

By November 11, 2021 5   min read  (768 words)

November 11, 2021 |

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Highlights:

  • Binding commitments received to raise $10.0 million at $0.125 per share
  • Issue price represents a 10.5% discount to the 15-day VWAP and a 2% premium to the 30-day VWAP
  • Strong demand from offshore institutional shareholders
  • Company now fully funded to complete Tiwi Green Hydrogen Project feasibility study
  • Share Purchase Plan targeted to raise a further $2 million

Global Energy Ventures Ltd (ASX: GEV) (the Company) is pleased to announce that it has received firm commitments to raise $10.0 million (before costs) via a share placement to institutional, sophisticated and professional investors at $0.125 per share, with 80.0 million new fully-paid ordinary shares to be issued (Placement). The Company will also undertake a non-underwritten share purchase plan (SPP) to raise circa $2.0 million at the same issue price as the Placement.

The proceeds of the Placement will be used to fund the following:

  • Tiwi Green Hydrogen Project feasibility study;
  • Ongoing engineering and approvals for the pilot compressed hydrogen ship;
  • Administration costs; and
  • General working capital.

GEV Managing Director and CEO, Martin Carolan, commented: “The Company is delighted to have attracted a number of new offshore institutional investors to the register, along with the ongoing support of existing and new Australian funds. The Company’s launch into the upstream green hydrogen production with the Tiwi Green Hydrogen Project provides a unique investment opportunity as the Company positions compression as a first mover advantage into the production, storage and transport of hydrogen. The capital raising will accelerate the development of the Tiwi Green Hydrogen Project while also supporting our ongoing engineering, approvals and commercialisation for our proprietary ship design.”

Canaccord Genuity (Australia) Limited acted as Lead Manager and Bookrunner to the Placement. Evolution Capital Pty Ltd acted as Co-Manager to the Placement.

Placement Details

The Company received strong support from existing and new institutional investors.

The Placement will comprise the issue of approximately 80.0 million new fully paid ordinary shares (New Shares) at an issue price of $0.125 per share, which represents a:

  • 10.5% discount to the 15-day Volume Weighted Average Price (VWAP) of $0.140; and
  • 2.0% premium to the 30 day VWAP of $0.122 as at 8 November 2021.

The Placement will settle in one tranche. The New Shares will be issued under the Company’s existing placement capacity under ASX Listing Rules 7.1 (34,413,178 New Shares) and 7.1A (45,586,822 New Shares). Settlement of the Placement is expected to occur on Wednesday, 17 November 2021. The New Shares will rank equally with the Company’s existing shares on issue.

Share Purchase Plan

GEV also intends to offer a non-underwritten share purchase plan (SPP) to existing eligible shareholders to raise up to approximately $2.0 million. The SPP allows eligible shareholders, being those shareholders that are residents of Australia or New Zealand that held Company shares at 7:00pm on 10 November 2021 (Record Date), to apply for up to $30,000 worth of New Shares without incurring any brokerage or transaction costs. New Shares will be offered under the SPP at $0.125 per share, being the same issue price as the Placement.

The amount raised under the SPP remains subject to the Company’s absolute discretion, with the Company reserving the right to accept total applications of over $2.0 million or to scale back applications. The SPP will be subject to eligibility criteria and other terms and conditions which will be set out in the SPP booklet to be lodged on the ASX on or about 22 November 2021 and dispatched to shareholders on the same day. New Shares to be issued under the SPP will rank equally with existing shares in the Company.

INDICATIVE TIMETABLE *

Trading halt Tuesday, 9 November 2021
Record date 7pm Wednesday, 10 November 2021
Announcement of Placement and SPP Thursday, 11 November 2021
Settlement of Placement Shares Wednesday, 17 November 2021
SPP opens Monday, 22 November 2021
SPP closes 5:00pm, Monday, 6 December 2021
Settlement of SPP shares Monday, 13 December 2021
SPP shares commence trading Tuesday, 14 December 2021

* Timetable is indicative only and subject to change at the discretion of the Company. All times are Australian Eastern Daylight Times unless otherwise stated

About Global Energy Ventures Ltd

Global  Energy  Ventures  (ASX:  GEV) is  an  energy  transition  company  with  a  mission  to  deliver  compressed  shipping solutions  for  transporting  energy  to  regional  markets.  Our  business  model  is  to  Build,  Own  and  Operate  the production,  storage  and  shipping  of  natural  gas  and  green  hydrogen.

In 2020,  GEV  introduced  the  world’s  first  largescale  Compressed  Hydrogen  ship  and  positioned  the  company  as  an early  mover  to  fast  track  the  marine  transport  of  Hydrogen.  The  engineering  and  design  of  the  Compressed  Hydrogen ship  has  benefited  from  the  Compa ny’s  longstanding  history  in  developing  compressed  gas  carriers  through  to  final construction  approval.

GEV  has  demonstrated  that  the  simplicity  and  energy  efficiency  of  its hydrogen  over  medium  distances (i.e.,  Australia  to  Asia technical  barriers of  other  transport  alternatives.

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