Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Xpediator LSE:XPD London Ordinary Share GB00BF6P5V92 ORD 5P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +0.25p +0.89% 28.25p 27.50p 29.00p 28.25p 28.00p 28.00p 75,348 09:39:56
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
- - - - 0.00

Xpediator PLC Admission and First Day of Dealings on AIM

11/08/2017 8:00am

UK Regulatory (RNS & others)


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Xpediator PLC

11 August 2017

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11 August 2017

Xpediator Plc

("Xpediator", the "Company" or the "Group")

Admission and First Day of Dealings on AIM

Successful Placing raising GBP5 million

Xpediator Plc, (AIM: XPD) a leading provider of freight management services across the UK and Europe, is pleased to announce that admission and trading of its Ordinary Shares will commence at 8:00am today on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange ("Admission").

Xpediator is the holding company for the Xpediator Group which trades under several brands. The original business, trading as "Delamode", was established in 1988 by Stephen Blyth (the Group's Chief Executive Officer), providing freight forwarding services in the UK. The Group has since evolved into an integrated freight management business operating in the supply chain logistics and fulfilment sector across the UK and Europe with a particular focus on, and expertise in, Central and Eastern European ("CEE") countries.

The Group has three main business areas:

1. Freight forwarding services, trading under the Delamode brand, and specialising in connecting CEE countries and the UK.

2. Logistics and warehousing which comprises: distribution hubs in the UK and southern Europe providing over 39,000 sqm of shared user space; pallet distribution services, where the Group is the master franchisee of a fast growing pallet distribution network in Romania which trades under the Pall-Ex brand; and the recently acquired EMT business which is based in London and specialises in fashion logistics.

3. Transport services, trading under the Affinity brand, providing bundled fuel and toll cards, financial and support services for hauliers in southern Europe.

The Group currently employs over 600 people, with operational headquarters in Braintree, Essex, and country offices in Bulgaria, Lithuania, Estonia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Moldova, Romania and Serbia operating across a total of 22 sites. This network of offices provides regular and direct services linking Eastern Europe, the Balkans and the Baltics with Western Europe, together with logistics and warehousing capabilities in the UK and Romania.

Admission Details

-- GBP5 million was raised pursuant to the Placing of 20,833,333 new Ordinary Shares with institutional and other investors at the Placing Price of 24 pence per share

-- Market capitalisation of Xpediator on Admission is GBP24.2 million (based on the Placing Price)

-- The net proceeds raised by the Company will principally be used to execute the Group's acquisition strategy but also to accelerate the Group's organic growth plans including expanding the products offered by Affinity, expansion of facilities and IT improvements and further development of EshopWedrop, the Group's e-commerce operations

-- SP Angel is acting as nominated adviser and joint broker and Cantor Fitzgerald Europe is acting as financial adviser, bookrunner and joint broker to Xpediator

   --     Xpediator's TIDM code is XPD and its ISIN number is GB00BF6P5V92 

Key Highlights

-- Xpediator is a well-established and profitable freight management business with a strong track record of revenue and profit growth

-- In the year to 31 December 2016, Xpediator, on a proforma basis including the recently acquired EMT, generated revenues of GBP76.3 million and operating profit before exceptional items of GBP3.5 million

   --     The Group has a highly experienced and committed Board and senior management team 

-- Xpediator has an early mover advantage and expertise in fast growing CEE markets, having been present in the region for over 20 years

   --     The Board has a strong pipeline of earnings enhancing acquisition targets 

-- Xpediator joins the AIM market with a strong shareholder register, comprising both growth and income funds

-- The Board intends to adopt a progressive dividend policy to reflect the expectation of future cash flow generation and long-term earnings potential of the Group

-- The Directors believe the AIM listing and enhanced public profile will permit the Board to accelerate the Group's organic growth plans and execution of its acquisition strategy

Xpediator CEO Stephen Blyth said, "Today's successful IPO and admission to AIM represents a significant transition for the Company.

As an experienced provider of freight management services across the UK and Europe, our extensive understanding of transport and distribution especially within Central and Eastern Europe has drawn strong interest from investors. By taking the business public, we can now expedite our organic growth strategies as well as pursue targeted acquisitions to take advantage of a highly fragmented marketplace.

I am pleased to welcome our new shareholders to Xpediator and look forward to updating the market of further progress in due course."

Unless the context otherwise requires, defined terms herein shall have the same meaning ascribed to them in the Admission Document, available on the Company's website: www.xpediator.com/investor-relations.

Enquiries:

Xpediator plc

Stephen Blyth, Chief Executive Officer Email: info@xpediator.com

Richard Myson, Chief Financial Officer Tel: +44 (0)330 043 2395

SP Angel Corporate Finance LLP (Nominated Advisor & Joint Broker)

Jeff Keating

Caroline Rowe Tel: +44 (0)20 3470 0470

Cantor Fitzgerald Europe (Joint Broker)

David Foreman, Michal Reynolds (Corporate Finance)

Mark Westcott, Caspar Shand-Kydd (Sales) Tel: +44 (0)20 7894 7000

Novella Communications (Financial Public Relations)

   Tim   Robertson 

Toby Andrews Tel: +44 (0)20 3151 7008

This information is provided by RNS

The company news service from the London Stock Exchange

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