Further conditional investment in Dev Clever

01 December 2020

Asimilar Group plc (AIM: ASLR), the AIM quoted investment company focused on technology opportunities in the fields of big data, machine learning, telematics and the Internet of Things (IoT), provides an update on its investment in Dev Clever Holdings plc ("Dev Clever").

Asimilar's wholly owned subsidiary, Intrinsic Capital (Jersey) Limited ("ICJL"), has conditionally subscribed for 20,000,000 new shares in Dev Clever at a subscription price of 10p per share ("the Subscription Shares"), being the second tranche of its subscription rights to invest in new shares in Dev Clever.

ICJL has agreed with Dev Clever to amend the terms of its investment agreement so that completion of the second subscription is conditional on either (1) Dev Clever publishing a prospectus approved by the FCA on or before 25 January 2021; or (2) the issue and admission of the Subscription Shares in respect of the second tranche being exempt from the requirement for publication by Dev Clever of a prospectus.

Asimilar currently has an interest in 20 million shares in Dev Clever (representing 4.2% of Dev Clever's issued share capital).  On completion of the second subscription, Asimilar would have an interest over 8.1% of Dev Clever's enlarged issued share capital.

Dev Clever is listed on the Standard List of the London Stock Exchange.  The subscription for the third and fourth investment tranches remains conditional on the publication of a prospectus by Dev Clever. 

Asimilar is in discussions with Dev Clever about the opportunity to accelerate the two remaining investment tranches, subject to the publication by Dev Clever of a prospectus.

This announcement contains inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of EU Regulation 596/2014. The Directors of the Company take responsibility for this announcement.



Asimilar Group plc

John Taylor, Non-Executive Chairman

via Buchanan

Cairn Financial Advisers LLP

Sandy Jamieson / Liam Murray

Tel: +44 20 7213 0880

Peterhouse Capital Limited

Duncan Vasey / Lucy Williams

Tel: + 44 20 7220 9797

Buchanan Communications Limited

Richard Oldworth / Chris Lane

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7466 5000


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