Monday July 4th : 2016 : DJI HOLDINGS TO RAISE GBP 29 MILLION IN NEW CAPITAL
Struggling Chinese-facing online lottery provider announces a conditional placement of 30.5 million shares.
Following closely on a set of troubling performance results , the UK-based but Chinese-facing online lottery company DJI Holdings has announced a conditional placing of 30.5 million new ordinary shares with the goal of raising GBP 29 million in fresh capital.
The company said in an announcement that the funds raised will enable it to “progress a number of major strategic opportunities under discussion, with the potential to develop significant new revenues and create substantial shareholder value.”
“In addition to strengthening our balance sheet, as a growing listed company we recognise the importance of high quality institutional investors in our shareholder base. We are therefore pleased to be securing additional funding from a number of such institutions, which we believe will enable the Group to conclude discussions for deals of major significance with some of China’s largest organisations, with the potential to enhance shareholder value substantially,” said Darren Mercer, chief executive officer of DJI Holdings.
DJI had previously revealed an annual after-tax loss that widened last year to GBP 11.4 million from a loss of GBP 3.6 million the preceding year, attributing the difficult Chinese operating climate to the governments crackdown on spending and corruption, and the slowing Chinese economy.
The company is also considering diversification strategies.