WISeKey secures equity financing of up to CHF 50 million
OREANDA-NEWS. WISeKey International Holding Ltd ("WISeKey") (SIX: WIHN), a leading Swiss cybersecurity and IoT company, today announced that it has entered into a Standby Equity Distribution Agreement ("SEDA") with a fund managed by Yorkville Advisors Global, LLC ("Yorkville"). Under the terms of the SEDA, Yorkville has committed to provide WISeKey, upon a draw-down request by WISeKey, up to CHF 50 million in equity financing over a three-year period in tranches of up to CHF 1 million each or, if WISeKey provides a sufficient number of Class B Shares through share lending, up to CHF 5 million each. WISeKey will make its draw-downs either by using authorized share capital on a non-preemptive rights basis or treasury shares. The purchase price will be 93% of the relevant market price at the time of the draw-down, determined by reference to a five-day trading period following the draw down request by WISekey. WISeKey will pay a one-time commitment fee of CHF 0.5 million, at WISeKey's election either in cash or Class B Shares.
"The SEDA provides us with the necessary financial flexibility to continue investing on our US operation expansion, which is key at this stage to further expand our market penetration and revenue generation," said WISeKey CEO Carlos Moreira.
WISeKey (SIX Swiss Exchange: WIHN) is a leading global cybersecurity company currently deploying large scale digital identity ecosystems with a patented process. WISeKey's Swiss based cryptographic Root of Trust ("RoT") provides secure authentication and identification, in both physical and virtual environments, for the Internet of Things, Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence. The WISeKey RoT serves as a common trust anchor to ensure the integrity of online transactions among objects and between objects and people.