RNS Number : 0265V
Vela Technologies PLC
09 April 2021

9 April 2021


Vela Technologies plc

("Vela" or the "Company")


Sale of investment in North Peak Resources Ltd


Update on investment activity since August 2020's capital reorganisation




·    Disposal of holding in North Peak Resources Ltd generating net proceeds of c.CAD$226,032 (approximately £130,112).

·    Since August 2020, Vela has invested c.£3.75 million in seven new investee companies and realised profits aggregating approximately £417,000 from the sale of investments.

·    Current portfolio of ten investments and available cash resources of c.£2.1 million.


The Board of Vela (AIM: VELA) announces that, between 24 March 2021 and 6 April 2021, the Company disposed of its entire holding of 310,000 common shares in North Peak Resources Ltd ("North Peak") at prices between CAD$0.70 per share and CAD$0.745 per share and with an average price of CAD$0.73 per share generating net proceeds of c.CAD$226,032 (approximately £130,112) for the Company (the "Disposal").


The book value of Vela's holding in North Peak in Vela's latest published accounts (as at 31 March 2020) was £53,211. Therefore, the accounts for the year ending 31 March 2021 are expected to reflect a profit on disposal of c.£76,900.


Following the Disposal, Vela no longer holds any shares in North Peak. The net proceeds from the Disposal will be used by the Company to make further investments in line with the Company's investing policy and for general working capital purposes.


Since the 'hiving off' of half of Vela's assets at the end of August 2020, Vela has invested c.£3.75 million in seven new investee companies across a range of technology sub-sectors in accordance with the Company's investing policy. £2.65 million of investments have been made through the deploying of Vela's available cash resources and £1.10 million has been satisfied through the issue of equity in Vela as part of the St George Street Capital investment agreement entered into by Vela in October 2020.

In the same period the Company has realised profits aggregating approximately £417,000 from the sale of investments (including the sale of North Peak announced today).

Vela continues to also hold investments in three unquoted companies that were held prior to the re-organisation in August 2020 and which were valued at £533,145 in the 31 March 2020 balance sheet.

As at the date of this announcement Vela has a portfolio of ten investments (of which five are quoted and five are unquoted) and available cash resources amounting to c.£2.1 million.


For further information, please contact:

Vela Technologies plc

Brent Fitzpatrick, Non-Executive Chairman

James Normand, Executive Director


Tel: +44 (0) 7421 728875

Allenby Capital Limited (Nominated Adviser and Joint Broker)

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3328 5656

Nick Athanas/Nick Naylor



Peterhouse Capital Limited (Joint Broker)

Lucy Williams / Duncan Vasey / Eran Zucker

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7469 0930


About Vela Technologies     

Vela Technologies (AIM: VELA) is an investing company focused on early stage and pre-IPO long term disruptive technology investments. Vela's investee companies have either developed ways of utilising technology or are developing technology with a view to disrupting the businesses or sector in which they operate. Vela Technologies also invests in existing listed companies where valuations may offer additional opportunities.


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