TORONTO, March 29, 2018 /CNW/ - (TSXV: CPTO) CryptoGlobal Corp. has officially acquired Blockchain Dynamics Inc., a full service platform offering security, custodial services, trading and staking across a diversified base of cryptocurrencies.
Blockchain Dynamics provides enterprise-grade cold storage and crypto security solutions. The company also operates a specialized crypto trading desk to take advantage of trading opportunities across the entire universe of crypto currencies.
Pursuant to the transaction, CryptoGlobal has issued 21,661,636 common shares at a deemed value of $1.40 per share for a total transaction value of approximately $30 million. In connection with the transaction, CryptoGlobal also issued 400,260 incentive stock options to certain consultants and management of the company with an exercise price of $0.87 per share, with 266,840 options expiring 90 days from the closing of the transaction, and 133,420 options expiring five years from the closing of the transaction.
Building a Diverse Crypto EcoSystem According to CryptoGlobal CEO Rob Segal, the Blockchain Dynamics acquisition will allow CryptoGlobal to securely store and trade its own crypto holdings and provide custodial services for institutional investors, exchanges and token holders.
"This strategic acquisition strengthens the company's vision to build a leading FinTech company, underpinned by a diversified cryptocurrency mining operation with an ecosystem that includes custodial, crypto trading and insights," says CryptoGlobal President James Millership.
Blockchain Dynamics is led by Chris McGarrigle, an encryption and cyber security specialist who has a 20 year track-record working with Europe's biggest banks — as well as with clients in the energy and defense sectors. McGarrigle says the integration of Blockchain Dynamics' diversified revenue streams may help insulate CryptoGlobal and its shareholders from the ups and downs of the digital currency market — by mitigating risk and optimizing reward — over the long-term.
Advisors CryptoGlobal's legal advisor is Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP. Blockchain Dynamics' financial advisor is Canaccord Genuity and its legal advisor is Wildeboer Dellelce LLP. Historical data for Blockchain Dynamics is nominal and the company does not consider such amounts to be material.
Canaccord Genuity Corp., who acted as financial advisor to Blockchain Dynamics in connection with the transaction, received a 3% success fee on closing.
CryptoGlobal – We Power the Blockchain CryptoGlobal is a leading Canadian blockchain and financial technology company that's built on a strong foundation of diversified cryptocurrency mining. Currently, CryptoGlobal focuses on mining Bitcoin, DASH, Ether and Litecoin – using a mix of custom-tuned mining technologies.
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These forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions and estimates of management of CryptoGlobal at the time such statements were made. Actual future results may differ materially as forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of CryptoGlobal to materially differ from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors, among other things, include: business integration risks; fluctuations in general macroeconomic conditions; fluctuations in securities markets; fluctuations in the prices of cryptocurrencies mined by CryptoGlobal; historical prices of cryptocurrencies and the ability of CryptoGlobal to mine cryptocurrencies consistent with historical practices; the presence of laws and regulations that may impose restrictions on the ability of the consolidated business to operate; the speculative nature of cryptocurrency mining and blockchain operations; changes in business plans and related parameters as such plans continue to be evaluated; and those factors described under the heading "Risks Factors" in CryptoGlobal's filing statement dated January 17, 2018 available on SEDAR. Although the forward-looking statements contained in this news release are based upon what management of CryptoGlobal believes, or believed at the time, to be reasonable assumptions, CryptoGlobal cannot assure shareholders that actual results will be consistent with such forward-looking statements, as there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements and information. There can be no assurance that forward-looking information, or the material factors or assumptions used to develop such forward-looking information, will prove to be accurate. CryptoGlobal does not undertake any obligations to release publicly any revisions for updating any voluntary forward-looking statements, except as required by applicable securities law.
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SOURCE CryptoGlobal Corp.
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