FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 24th, 2018
VANCOUVER, BC – May 24, 2018 – TIMIA Capital Corporation (“TIMIA” or the “Company”) (TSX-V:TCA) today announced that one of its revenue finance investments, QuickMobile Inc. (“QuickMobile”), has successfully completed its previously announced acquisition by Cvent, Inc. As a result, QuickMobile has executed the early exit provisions of its revenue finance contract with TIMIA.
TIMIA, which had invested $2,000,000 in Vancouver, British Columbia-based QuickMobile, received an exit payment of $3,039,000, in addition to cumulative monthly payments received to the end of April 30, 2018 of $961,000, for a total of $4,000,000 received over the 2.5 year life of the facility. As a result of this payout, TIMIA will record a realized gain of approximately $1,000,000 during fiscal Q2, 2018.
“QuickMobile has been an early and key investment for TIMIA over the past 2.5 years and this transaction will help drive our bottom line results,” said Mike Walkinshaw, CEO of TIMIA. “TIMIA has been able to provide the right capital at the right time for successful SaaS companies, like QuickMobile, and help them grow while retaining their ownership stake. Congratulations to the QuickMobile team and Cvent for the successful completion of this transaction.”
For the 2018 fiscal year to date, this brings total gains on facility buyouts from three portfolio buyout transactions to approximately $1,300,000 or approximately $0.04 per issued and outstanding common share.
TIMIA’s investment strategy is to earn significant returns for its shareholders via a combination of steady monthly payments and intermittent capital gains. These capital gains occur as investee companies are sold or otherwise exit the financing facilities prior to the end of the term. As TIMIA’s sole focus is software technology companies, which are subject to a high rate of mergers and acquisition activity, the management of TIMIA expects further exits to occur in the portfolio over the term of the underlying revenue finance facilities.
About TIMIA Capital Corporation
TIMIA Capital Corporation is a specialty finance company that provides revenue financing to technology companies in exchange for a stream of payments based on revenue. The alternative financing option complements both debt and equity financing, while allowing entrepreneurs to retain control of their business. TIMIA’s target market is the fast-growing business-to-business software-as-a-service (SaaS) segment. TIMIA is managed by a seasoned investment team with a track record of originating and managing debt and equity investments, as well as monitoring and compliance.
For more information about TIMIA Capital Corporation, please visit www.timiacapital.com
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Vice President, Capital Markets & Communications
Mike Walkinshaw, CEO
TIMIA Capital Corporation
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