~Update focuses on portfolio performance and 2020 plans for growth~
VANCOUVER, BC – June 8, 2020 – TIMIA Capital Corporation (“TIMIA” or the “Company”) (TSX-V:TCA) today announced a corporate update on the performance of its portfolio of investments, and key priorities for 2020.
Portfolio Health During Economic Downturn
TIMIA has continued to monitor the health of its portfolio, including reviewing monthly performance results and updated cash plans for each company. Throughout the portfolio, TIMIA has seen management teams pro-actively managing cash resources via cost cutting and accessing government programs where appropriate. TIMIA’s portfolio of recurring revenue software companies has generally seen slowing growth in new customer sales but has not seen significant declines in month to month existing subscription revenues. The TIMIA team has not seen any defaults in its portfolio and will continue to proactively monitor these companies as the recovery continues.
For the period from 2016 through 2019, TIMIA has seen a 75% annual increase in loans disbursed. TIMIA continues to actively invest through the economic downturn in both new and existing companies with year to date disbursements of $4.4M into 3 new companies in addition to disbursements of $1.8M into existing investments. The total disbursements of $6.2M year to date put TIMIA on track to exceed the total disbursements of $13.1M in 2019 despite the challenging economic circumstances driven by the covid-19 pandemic.
“This year is off to a great start and we have exciting plans for the remainder of 2020,” said Mike Walkinshaw, President & CEO of TIMIA Capital. “We’ve built a strong foundation with our fintech platform and resources to fund growing companies in an underserved market. We’ll continue to prudently manage our capital and portfolio of investments and provide updates on new transactions when complete.”
Further Non-Dilutive Financing Being Sought
TIMIA continues to look at innovative and non-dilutive ways to increase its investment capacity to fund exciting entrepreneurs and their companies. TIMIA successfully raised over $18M in the first Limited Partnership (“LP”) in 2019 avoiding significant dilution to common shareholders and providing TIMIA with management fees and a profit share of the LP.
TIMIA has commenced fundraising for the second LP, with over $5 million in commitments received to date. The second LP is targeting a first close of $10 million on or before June 30, 2020. Proceeds from the first close of the second LP combined with the current cash resources should enable TIMIA to increase its loan book to over $35M.
Stock Option Grant
As part of an update to TIMIA’s long term incentive program, TIMIA’s Board of Directors has approved the grant of 600,000 stock options to the Board of Directors which are exercisable into common shares of TIMIA at a price of $0.165 per common share in accordance with the rules of the TSX Venture Exchange and the Corporation’s Stock Option Plan. The options have a term of five years, vest over one year and will expire on June 2nd, 2025.
About TIMIA Capital Corporation
TIMIA Capital Corporation is a specialty finance company that provides growth capital to technology companies in exchange for payments based on monthly revenue. This alternative financing option complements both debt and equity financing, while allowing entrepreneurs and existing stakeholders to retain ownership and control of their business. TIMIA’s singular focus is the fast growing, global, business-to-business Software-as-a-Service (or SaaS) segment. We align ourselves with entrepreneurial management teams growing their sales from $2 Million to $20 Million in Annual Recurring Revenue. 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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