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Firstwave Cloud Technology (ASX:FCT) - Executive Chairman, John Grant - The Market Herald
Executive Chairman, John Grant
Source: ARN
  • FirstWave Cloud Technology (FCT) has already completed its institutional placement and the institutional component of its entitlement offer
  • Yesterday, the cyber-security company announced that it is looking to raise $14.9 million to support its strategy to become a lead cybersecurity company
  • The company today stated that it has already raised $5.9 million through the issue of approximately 131.2 million shares at a price of 4.5 cents each
  • FirstWave will now be undertaking the retail component of the entitlement offer to raise an additional $9 million
  • Company shares are up a healthy 25.9 per cent and are trading for 6.8 cents each

FirstWave Cloud Technology (FCT) has already completed its institutional placement and the institutional component of its entitlement offer.

Yesterday, the cyber-security company announced that it would be undertaking an $11.4 million entitlement offer and a $3.5 million institutional placement to support its strategy to become a leading cybersecurity company.

The money will also go towards FirstWave's goal to be cash flow break-even by December 2022.

The company today stated that it has already raised $5.9 million through the issue of approximately 131.2 million shares at a price of 4.5 cents each.

These shares are expected to be allocated on May 29 and begin trading on the ASX on June 1.

"We are delighted with the strong support received from existing shareholders eligible to participate in the placement and institutional entitlement offer and we welcome a number of new institutional and sophisticated shareholders to FirstWave," Executive Chairman John Grant said.

"With the placement and institutional entitlement offer successfully completed and our upcoming retail entitlement offer fully underwritten, the raise has been very successful and our company will have the runaway it needs to execute on its forward plan," he added.

FirstWave will now undertake the retail component of the entitlement offer to raise an additional $9 million. Shares will also be priced at 4.5 cents each.

This retail entitlement offer will open on May 28 and close on June 9. Shares will then be allocated on June 16 and can begin trading on the ASX on June 17.

FirstWave is up a healthy 25.9 per cent and shares are trading for 6.8 cents each at 12:55 pm AEST.


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