Recent Deal Flow
Optiva raised £6 M for Tirupati Graphite’s IPO in December 2020, as sole broker and bookrunner. As their broker, Optiva has raised a total of £3.3 M in three tranches of pre-IPO placings in the last 18 months. Tirupati Graphite plc is a fully integrated specialist graphite and graphene producer, with operations in Madagascar and India. It has the mission of being a key global player in Natural Flake Graphite Industry, mining, producing and developing high margin products for the fast growing electric vehicle and power storage sectors.
Optiva raised £7.64 M in September 2020 for Eurasia Mining plc.
Eurasia is a palladium, platinum, rhodium, iridium and gold producing company, operating the established West Kytlim Mine in the Urals. The Company is also the operator of the Monchetundra Project comprising two predominantly palladium open pit deposits located 3km away from Severonickel, one of Norilsk Nickel’s largest base metals and PGM processing facilities.
In February 2021, Optiva raised £3.6 M as Joint Broker to Dekel Agri-Vision, bringing a total of funds raised for the company to over £14 M to date.
The first raise was for £11.1 M for DekelOil in May 2016. This related to the acquisition of an approximate 30.5% stake in CS DekelOil Siva Limited, the Company’s majority owned joint venture in the producing palm oil project at Ayenouan.
Tiziana Life Sciences
Optiva raised £500 K in September 2020 for Tiziana Life Sciences.
The company is developing innovative drugs for the treatment of Crohn’s Disease, COVID-19, Progressive Multiple Sclerosis (pro-MS) and Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC).
The company completed a reverse takeover of Two Shields Investments plc.
As Broker, Optiva has raised £12.5 M to date with the most recent raise in July 2020, to fund exploration and drill programmes across multiple prospects.
Uplands Resources targets upstream assets in the oil and gas sector to deliver strong returns to shareholders.
United Oil and Gas
Broker – Standard List
Optiva have raised over £12 M in multiple placings, the latest of which was £4 M in February 2020. UOG is an independent oil & gas start-up, aiming to build a portfolio of high growth assets at all stages of the development cycle.
Predator Oil & Gas
Optiva raised £1.5 M in February 2020 for Predator Oil & Gas Holdings Plc (PRD).
Predator is a Jersey-based oil and gas company with operations in Trinidad, Morocco and Ireland. The Company has assembled its portfolio of assets with the aim of becoming a more responsible fossil fuel company, focussing on gas – which has lower CO2 emissions than oil – and on the sequestration of CO2 for enhanced oil recovery.
Optiva raised £3.4 M for Melody for their £15 M takeover of Napster.
MelodyVR Holdings PLC (formerly EVR Holdings PLC) is a creator of virtual reality content. The company has successfully built a VR content library of over 500 globally-renowned artists as well as having secured a number of long-term partnerships, obtaining exclusive recording rights for the creation and distribution of VR content across a total of 58 worldwide event properties and music venues.
Optiva has raised £3.5 M to date for acquisition and working capital.
Advance Energy plc (formerly Andalas Energy and Power) is an international upstream Oil and Gas company with a fresh approach. Their aim is to unlock hidden value in already discovered oil and gas assets.
Optiva raised £6M for Asiamet in August 2017 with JP Morgan Asset Management being the cornerstone investor (£3M).
Subsequently Optiva has assisted Asiamet in raising excess of £10 M across multiple placings.
Broker – NASDAQ First North
Optiva Securities acted as broker for the IPO of Hard Rock China, which raised a total of $50m.
HRC World manages the various Hard Rock Cafés across China, and aims to become a leading restaurant and music entertainment operator in the region.