NanoXplore has announced the completion of the previously announced “bought deal” private placement for total proceeds of $30,988,240 CAD (around $23.3 million USD). The Offering was conducted by a syndicate of underwriters led by National Bank Financial Inc. and including GMP Securities L.P., Paradigm Capital Inc., Echelon Wealth Partners Inc. and Beacon Securities Limited.
BDC, a bank devoted exclusively to entrepreneurs, had an involvement in this fund-raise as part of its $700-million CAD, five-year commitment to help high-potential Canadian cleantech firms with market-ready technology or products meet the capital-intensive needs of scaling and achieving timely growth. “We believe that NanoXplore’s proprietary graphene production technology coupled with its vertically integrated business model is a unique and compelling value proposition to enable commercial graphene adoption,” said Susan Rohac, Vice President, Cleantech Practice at BDC. “NanoXplore’s proposed 10,000-tonnes-per-year graphene plant will give the company a sizable first-mover advantage by producing large quantities at prices well below current levels. The company maintains strong R&D partnerships with leading Canadian research institutions and the management team’s steady commercial focus will ensure that the innovations produced continue to meet market needs.”
The Corporation intends to use the net proceeds of the raised funds for capital expenditures to expand the existing graphene production plant, add new production lines, purchase equipment, increase working capital and for general corporate purposes.