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Linkfire A/S (“Linkfire” or the “Company”) has today reached an agreement to extend participation in the directed share issue of DKK 45 million, which the company announced on October 21, 2022 (the “Directed Share Issue”), with two additional investors. In addition to funds managed by Maverick Capital Limited, the investors participating in the Directed Share Issue are ICS Investment Management LLC (“ICSIM”) and Kuok Meng Ru, Group CEO & Founder of Caldecott Music Group (“CMG”). There are no other changes to the terms and conditions of Linkfire’s agreements with Maverick, announced on October 21, 2022.
Participation in the Directed Share Issue, assuming full completion
|Entity||Number of Shares||Share of Directed Share Issue||Ownership in Linkfire following the Directed Share Issue|
|Maverick Fund Open-ended PCC Ltd||33,274,179||60.0%||28.9%|
|Kuok Meng Ru||11,091,393||20.0%||9.6%|
|ICS Investment Management LLC||11,091,393||20.0%||9.6%|
The Share Issue is subject to approval by the Extraordinary General Meeting (“EGM”), which will be held on November 14, 2022.
About Maverick Fund Open-ended PCC Ltd
Maverick Fund Open-ended PCC Ltd is a fund managed by Maverick Capital Limited. Maverick Capital is a licensed fund manager and collective investment fund regulated by Dubai Financial Supervisory Authority (DFSA). The fund is primarily investing into the tech-sector and holds strong capabilities within listed companies, M&A, tech-sector, growth companies as well as a strong capital foundation and network.
About Kuok Meng Ru
Kuok Meng Ru is a leading operator and investor in music, media and technology. He is the Group CEO & Founder of CMG, a global music industry investor and innovator spanning multiple sectors, including digital (BandLab Technologies) with more than 50 million users across social music creation platform BandLab, media (NME Networks), and manufacturing and retail (Vista Musical Instruments). The investment is expected to support strategic partnership development between Linkfire and CMG.
About ICS Investment Management LLC
ICSIM is a proprietary investment firm based in the UAE. ICSIM investments spread from media, software, IOT to renewable energy globally. ICSIM is closely related to Maverick Capital Limited.
For further information, please contact:
Lars Ettrup, Co-founder and CEO
Telephone: +45 61 33 99 53
Linkfire’s Certified Adviser
Aktieinvest FK AB
Telephone: +46 739 49 62 50
About Linkfire – Empowering entertainment discovery everywhere
Linkfire makes entertainment marketing easy. We optimize impact, drive streams, increase ticket sales and recommend audio content to billions of fans and listeners on a global scale. Our SaaS marketing platform transformed music marketing and we are now building a global recommendation network for audio entertainment discovery to connect even more fans and listeners to the content they love. Linkfire’s customers and partners include most artists on Billboard’s annual Hot 100, all major music labels, global audio and music streaming services, social media apps and media publishers.
In 2021, Linkfire enabled 1.6 billion consumer connections and the company's revenue amounted to DKK 34.5M, an annual growth of 42 per cent. Co-founded in 2014 and headquartered in Copenhagen, Linkfire today employs a global team with offices in New York and Los Angeles. Linkfire's share (LINKFI) is listed on Nasdaq's First North Premier Growth Market in Stockholm. Learn more about us on about.linkfire.com and more about our offering on linkfire.com. To keep up with our latest news, follow @Linkfire on LinkedIn and @getlinkfire on Twitter and Instagram.
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