Anoto raises additional USD 1.7 million on a sale of 1.7 million shares of Knowledge AI to improve financial stability and prolongs the subscription period in the ongoing rights issue until and including 2 June 2023
Stockholm, 24 May 2023 – Anoto Group AB (publ) (“Anoto”) announces that it has sold 1.7 million shares of common stock of its education subsidiary Knowledge AI Holdingts Ltd. (”KAIT”). The transaction was done at a value of USD 12 million on a fully diluted basis. After the sale, Anoto will still own 5.3 million shares of KAIT (58.8% on outstanding number of shares and 44.1% on a fully diluted basis). The 1.7 million shares were sold to a group of 15 investors ranging from Venture capital companies to individual investors based in Europe.
“In addition to 40 million SEK raise through a directed issue and a the ongoing rights offering, Anoto has raised an additional USD 1.7 million and the proceeds will be used to improve financial stability and procurement of components. The valuation of USD 12 million for KAIT proves its future potential despite a tough market condition,” says Joonhee Won, CEO of Anoto Group AB.
The board has decided to prolong the subscription period in the current rights issue until and including 2 June 2023. As a result of the above, a supplementary prospectus will be published on or around 26 May 2023.
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Joonhee Won, CEO, Anoto Group AB (publ)
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About Anoto Group
Anoto is a publicly held Swedish technology company known globally for innovation in the area of information-rich patterns and the optical recognition of those patterns. It is a leader in digital writing and drawing solutions, having historically used its proprietary technology to develop smartpens and related software. These smartpens enrich the daily lives of millions of people around the world. Anoto currently has three main business lines: Livescribe retail, Enterprise Forms and OEM. Anoto also owns Knowledge AI, a leading AI based education solution company, as its majority-controlled subsidiary. Anoto is traded on the Small Cap list of Nasdaq Stockholm under ANOT.
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