London, UNITED KINGDOM – 18 October 2011 – euNetworks Group Limited, has announced that it has completed a rights issue raising more than €72m (S$126m1) in the process. Valid acceptances and excess applications for a total of 8,494,291,524 rights shares were received, representing 98.2% of the available issuance. The proceeds have repaid the shareholder loans raised to fund the recent acquisitions. The balance will support customer oriented capital expenditures, working capital and fund further growth opportunities.
In May 2011, the Company announced and completed the acquisition of LambdaNet Communications Deutschland AG. In connection with the acquisition, euNetworks announced the intention to undertake a renounceable non-underwritten rights issue of new ordinary shares. euNetworks’ substantial shareholders provided loans to cover the acquisition price pending completion of the rights issue. These loans also covered the acquisition of TeraGate AG Storage Optical Network in July 2011, as well as organic growth from normal operations. “Following the completion of this rights issue, our business has a strengthened balance sheet, supporting our organic plans,” said Brady Rafuse, Chief Executive Officer of euNetworks. “Maintaining a high performing networking and service delivery experience for our customers remains our first priority. Funding customer projects to drive organic growth is a close second. Remaining well positioned to make acquisitions opportunistically is third.” “In an economic environment that continues to challenge across countries and industries, I am very encouraged by the results we are delivering month-on-month and our position today,” said Rafuse. “Our business depth and scale continues to develop, further enabling euNetworks to serve a widening array of customers and segments whose bandwidth requirements are only increasing. Mobile, Wholesale, Finance, and Enterprise sectors are among the highest growth opportunities.” Following rights issue completion, euNetworks’ top shareholders include a range of sophisticated institutional and individual investors.
euNetworks is a bandwidth infrastructure company, owning and operating 17 fibre based metropolitan networks connected with a high capacity intercity backbone covering 53 cities in 17 countries. The company leads the market in data centre connectivity, directly connecting over 518 today. euNetworks is also a leading cloud connectivity provider, directly connecting to all key cloud platforms with access to additional platforms. The company offers a targeted portfolio of metropolitan and long haul services including Dark Fibre, Wavelengths, and Ethernet. Wholesale, finance, content, media, data centre and enterprise customers benefit from euNetworks’ unique inventory of fibre and duct based assets that are tailored to fulfil their high bandwidth needs.