Also hitting the bourse today has been the CleanSpace Holdings Limited (ASX: CSX) share price. And what a start it has had!
At the time of writing the CleanSpace share price is trading at $7.16. This is a massive 57% higher than its listing price of $4.41.
The CleanSpace IPO.
CleanSpace is a Sydney-based company which designs, manufactures, and sells workplace respiratory protection equipment (RPE) for healthcare and industrial end markets.
It was founded in 2009 by a team of biomedical engineers and launched its first respirator for use in industry in 2010.
CleanSpace’s IPO raised a total of $131.4 million. Though, just $20 million of this was primary capital through the issue of 4.5 million new shares at $4.41 per share.
The remaining $111.4 million is for existing shareholders to realise part of their long-term pre-listing investment in CleanSpace. Approximately 90% of the shares held by existing shareholders will now be escrowed voluntarily with a staged release for up to 23 months.
Based on the 77 million shares on issue and its share price gain today, CleanSpace now has a market capitalisation of $550 million.
What will it spend the proceeds on?
Management notes that the company has funded its operations and growth from shareholders’ funds, government loans, and operating cashflow in the past.
It now intends to fund the business and its growth plans partially from the proceeds of the offer and from operating cashflow.
Those plans involve the company growing its current position and markets while positioning for, and exploring, a broad range of additional growth opportunities.
It is also aiming to build on the adoption of CleanSpace products in the healthcare and industrial markets, expand awareness, enter new international markets, and continue to expand and advance its product portfolio.
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