Tuesday, March 21, 2006
Sandvine Announces Initial Public Offering on AIM
Sandvine Places 33,526,015 common ordinary shares at 75p per share - Market capitalisation at the placing price of approximately £86million
Waterloo, Ontario; March 21, 2006 - Sandvine today announces that it has raised £20 million before expenses through an institutional placing of 26,666,667 Common Shares at a placing price of 75p per share. In addition, 6,859,348 Common Shares have been placed on behalf of Selling Shareholders, representing a further £5.1 million. The Placing was conducted by Canaccord Adams Limited, the Company’s Nominated Adviser and Broker. Trading in the Company’s shares on the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange commences today, 21 March, under the ticker “SAND”.
David Caputo, Chief Executive Officer & President of Sandvine commented:
“Sandvine has achieved an important milestone towards our next phase in expansion. Broadband growth is a huge phenomenon that is continuing at a strong rate as is the need for Internet Service Providers to understand the nature of residential traffic on their networks.
The strong support shown for this placing from both European and North American investors has been extremely pleasing and I am delighted to be joining the UK market at an exciting time for Sandvine.”
The shares have not been, nor will be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or applicable exemption from the registration requirement of such Act and applicable state securities laws. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. Any public offering of units to be made in the United States would, if made, be made by means of a prospectus that could be obtained from the Company that would contain detailed information about the Company and management as well as financial statements.
Information in this press release that is not current or historical factual information may constitute forward-looking information within the meaning of securities laws. Implicit in this information, particularly in respect of future operating results and economic performance of the Company, are assumptions regarding projected revenues and expenses. The Company has assumed continuing strong growth of the worldwide residential broadband access market and an increase in the number of subscribers. These assumptions, although considered reasonable by the Company at the time of preparation, may prove to be incorrect. Readers are cautioned that actual future operating results and economic performance of the Company are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including general economic, market and business conditions and could differ materially from what is currently expected as set out above. Forward-looking information contained in this press release is based on our current estimates, expectations and projections, which we believe are reasonable as of the current date. You should not place undue importance on forward-looking information and should not rely upon this information as of any other date. While we may elect to, we are under no obligation and do not undertake to update this information at any particular time.