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Frankfurt am Main, 11 February 2021- blueplanet Investments AG ("blueplanet AG", "blueplanet"), the German specialist for clean and safe water and sustainable hygiene applications, is launching a green convertible bond with an issue volume of up to EUR 20 million. The green bond with a maturity of 5 years carries an interest rate of 5.5 % p.a. and is issued in a private placement. The convertible bond terms include a conversion right into blueplanet shares in the event of an IPO of the company, with a discount of 15 % on the issue price of the shares. imug I rating has assessed the green bond and confirmed that it is in line with the ICMA Green Bond Principles. The subscription period, with a minimum subscription amount per investor of EUR 100,000, starts on 15 February 2021 and runs until 24 February 2021, subject to early closing. One Square Financial Engineers GmbH is acting as structurer and financial advisor, while BankM AG is providing the subscription service.
Clean and safe drinking / water as a growth market for blueplanet water
The inflow of funds from the bond will be used to establish and expand the "blueplanet water" division, one of three business areas of blueplanet AG. "blueplanet water" specialises in the treatment of contaminated groundwater, wastewater, sewage, rainwater and drinking water to produce clean and safe drinking/water. The aim is to contribute to the global improvement of drinking water quality and to enable access to clean water, among others in poor countries and catastrophe regions.
The net proceeds from the Green Bond are to be invested in the development and production of mobile water treatment plants for the disinfection of contaminated groundwater, wastewater, dirty water, rainwater and drinking water. It is planned to build up a fleet of initially 30 mobile water treatment plants, which will be rented primarily by foundations, aid organisations as well as selected governments. The overall planning of the fleet amounts to 75 mobile water treatment plants in the medium to long term. In addition, the construction of further national and international production plants for water disinfectants, among other things, is planned.
Strong track record through successful development of the hygiene sector
blueplanet's business model stands for the development and improvement of environmentally sustainable products and responsible business practises. The company has three wholly owned subsidiaries that develop and produce sustainable solutions in the areas of hygiene "blueplanet hygiene", clean and safe drinking water "blueplanet water" and improving the global food supply "blueplanet food". The basis for all three areas is an electrochemical process in which highly efficient, non-toxic, pH neutral and very long-lasting solutions are obtained, which can be used in different concentrations for a variety of applications. The effectiveness against bacteria, fungi, viruses and spores is >99.99% in each case. The company is already internationally successful in the area of "blueplanet hygiene". Areas of application include the disinfection of hotels and aircraft fleets, rental cars, public transport and the health sector.
According to preliminary figures, blueplanet AG's consolidated revenue more than quadrupled from EUR 7.5 million in 2019 to over EUR 30 million in 2020. At the same time, an EBIT margin of over 40 percent was achieved according to preliminary figures for 2020. The sales of the "blueplanet hygiene" business area with solutions for surface or interior disinfection contributed primarily to this.
"blueplanet is in a strong growth phase. Our business unit blueplanet hygiene has developed brilliantly over the past few years," explains Alexander Lattmann, CEO of blueplanet AG. "Based on this success story, we now want to expand our water business "blueplanet water" with a targeted investment in mobile water treatment."
Non-harmful and cost-efficient technology
The basis for the blueplanet product range is an innovative process for disinfection and water treatment based on IMEALIT(R) technology (interactive membrane electrochemically activated low ion transfer), in which water and salt are essentially electrochemically charged. The result is a disinfecting, antibacterial, virucidal and fungicidal product of mineral origin that eliminates germs without leaving residues and without the use of toxic chemicals. The solution obtained is long-lasting, highly efficient, health-compatible and pH-neutral. In the future, the IMEALIT(R) technology will also be used to obtain clean and safe drinking water at a low price and without any negative environmental impact.
"With our proven technology and the readily available raw materials for water treatment, we can provide access to clean, safe and affordable drinking water worldwide. At the same time, blueplanet can generate attractive returns in this area due to its scalability, as the use of our technology is cost-effective," adds Thomas Körfgen, COO of blueplanet AG.
Information regarding the convertible bond will be available on the company's website at www.blueplanetisgreen.com at the beginning of the subscription period. A webcast on the bond issue will take place on 16 February 2021 at 11 am. Interested investors can participate via the following link: https://www.webcast-eqs.com/blueplanet20210216
Founded in 2015, blueplanet Investments AG pursues the goal of making a significant contribution to the preservation of our blue planet. In the same year, the United Nations Development Goals were adopted, to which the blueplanet Group is dedicated. It focuses on the supply of clean and safe drinking water and the improvement of hygiene standards on an ecological basis. Customers all over the world trust blueplanet's products and concepts. Their areas of application range from all fields of surface disinfection to the veterinary sector, and from indoor air disinfection to drinking water purification.
|Company:||blueplanet Investments AG|
|60313 Frankfurt am Main|
|Phone:||+49 (0)69 4015 0789-0|
|EQS News ID:||1167705|
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