IamFire plc (LON:FIRE) has announced that, it has been granted a further extension to end February 2021, to announce its audited results to 30 April 2020. As the audited financial results for year-end April 2020 are expected to be published imminently, the Company will highlight any material difference that may occur between the unaudited final accounts and the audited accounts, when the audited report and accounts are announced.
Chief Executive Officer’s statement and Group Strategic Report
REVIEW OF BUSINESS
The key themes for IamFire plc for the year ending, 30th April 2020 have been restoration and review. I am pleased to report that since leading the restructure and recapitalisation of what was “Karoo Energy plc” in October 2019 that IamFire plc is restored and recharged with investments that position the company and our shareholders in major investment thesis’.
The consistent message that I have made to both shareholders and the broader market is that IamFire plc will operate as a lean, aggressive and efficient investment vehicle that will not entertain capital finance unless the Board and I have reviewed a comprehensive strategy that enables the company to create value for the company and our shareholders.
For the year ending, 30th April 2020, the company was in advanced review of a number of value accretive investment opportunities. The company did not materially invest capital nor acquire investment positions via non-cash consideration.
The Board and I focused instead on creating critical internal protocols that would influence our review and identification processes when considering investment opportunities.
This internal review resulted in the formation of two investment divisions and principles that the company will rely on moving forward when analysing investment proposals;
1. High Growth Investment Division (HG)
The HG division focuses on companies that have reached a critical point of growth and need to access specialised capital investment, public market exits or trade sales. IamFire will look to opportunities globally where companies have robust balance sheets, strong growth profile’s and management teams that require no disruption.
2. Asset Augmentation Investment Division (AA)
The AA division has been designed to look at distressed asset situations that IamFire can seek to augment through a broad-restructure, recapitalisation and through the injection of Management & Directors.
The formation of these divisions and principles represent the foundations for which we ultimately finalise our investment categorisation and decisions.
POST YEAR END REVIEW
On 25 June 2020 the company successfully completed an equity finance to raise gross proceeds before expenses of, £500,000. The financing was supported by existing shareholders, Ultra High Net Worth’s, Family Offices & Institutional Investors. The collective support including that of the Directors was a brilliant sign of the reception received in conjunction with the turnaround that began in October 2019. The placing was conducted at a price of, 2.5p (£0.025p) resulting in the issue of 20,000,000 shares. The placing shares included attaching warrants on a 2 for 1 basis and a replacement provision. The placee’s in aggregate received 40,000,000 warrants with a strike price of 10p and a life to expiry of 3-years from the admission of the placing shares. In the event the subscriber elects to exercise their warrants in full on or prior to expiry, the subscriber shall be granted replacement warrants on 1 for 1 basis with a strike price of, 15p and a life to expiry of 3-years from grant of the replacement warrant. In the event all 40,000,000 warrants at 10p were to be exercised on or prior to expiry, the company would issue a further 40,000,000 warrants with a strike price of, 15p and a life to expiry of 3-years.
In a step to complement the existing Board, Mr Marc T Bamber was appointed as Non-Executive Chairman of IamFire plc on 1st July 2020. Marc is a highly experienced global corporate financier with over 20-years’ experience in the Hedge Fund Sector, Capital Markets, Private & Institutional Investments; Investor Communication & Marketing. Marc was a core member of the multiple award winning RAB Special Situations Fund that delivered net returns of 50x to investors with circa.US$2.8Bn in Assets Under Management (AUM).
AUDITED RESULTS TO 30 APRIL 2020
As the audited financial results for year-end April 2020 are expected to be published imminently, the Company will highlight any material difference that may occur between the unaudited final accounts and the audited accounts, when the audited Report and Accounts are announced.