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Pender Growth Fund Inc. Announces Completion of Acquisition of Working Opportunity Fund (EVCC Ltd.)

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Might 31, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — (TSXV: PTF) Pender Development Fund Inc. (the “Firm” or “Pender”) is happy to announce that it has accomplished its acquisition of nearly all of the excellent shares of Working Alternative Fund (EVCC) Ltd., which has now been renamed “Pender Non-public Investments Inc.” (“PPI” or the “Fund”) underneath a plan of association (the “Association”), pursuant to the definitive settlement introduced on April 7, 2021.

Below the Association, Pender has acquired 100% of the issued and excellent Commercialization Collection shares and 97% of the issued and excellent Enterprise Collection shares, for a complete buy worth of roughly $26MM, payable in money. Pender was required to pay 100% of the acquisition worth as a result of Commercialization Collection shareholders on closing. 50% of the acquisition worth as a result of Enterprise Collection shareholders was payable on the cut-off date (the “First Fee”) and 50% will likely be payable six months thereafter (the “Second Fee”). In reference to the Association, Pender has obtained a 3 12 months time period mortgage within the most quantity of $10MM from a Canadian chartered financial institution (the “Time period Mortgage”). Partial proceeds of the Time period Mortgage, collectively Pender’s working capital, has been used to finance the cost as a result of WOF Commercialization Collection shareholders on closing and the First Fee as a result of WOF Enterprise Collection shareholders. Pender intends to finance the Second Fee utilizing the rest of Time period Mortgage and ongoing portfolio inclinations.

On the Efficient Date of the Association, 50% of NAV per share of WOF Commercialization Collection was $0.2395 per share and 75% of the subscription receipt financing worth for the BuildDirect Transaction represented $0.5068 per share. As such, the acquisition worth for every Commercialization Collection share was $0.5068 per share. For Enterprise Collection shares (collection 1) 43.5% of NAV per share on April 5, 2021 was $1.8306 and the adjusted worth was $1.7977 per share. For Enterprise Collection shares (collection 2) 43.5% of NAV per share on April 5, 2021 was $1.5525 and the adjusted ensuing buy worth was $1.5157 per share.

Enterprise collection shareholders holding roughly 3% of the issued and excellent shares elected to proceed to carry their shares and to proceed to take part sooner or later efficiency of the underlying Enterprise Collection portfolio.

About PPI’s Portfolio
The Fund contains a portfolio of personal, BC primarily based know-how corporations. Key holdings embrace:

Redlen Applied sciences Inc.: Redlen is a producer of high-resolution Cadmium Zinc Telluride (CZT) semiconductor radiation detectors that are enabling a brand new era of high-performance detection and imaging tools for purposes that embrace nuclear cardiology, CT Scanning, baggage scanning and soiled bomb detection.

Copperleaf Applied sciences Inc.: Copperleaf offers determination analytics to corporations managing important infrastructure. Its enterprise software program options leverage operational and monetary knowledge to assist shoppers make funding choices that ship the very best enterprise worth.

Teradici Company: Teradici is the creator of PC over IP (PCoIP) know-how which securely delivers purposes or total workspaces from non-public knowledge centres, public clouds or multicloud environments to any gadget.

Normal Fusion Inc.: Normal Fusion is an R&D stage firm with the aim to develop the quickest, most sensible and cost-effective path to industrial fusion energy, enabling fusion to ship clear, secure and on-demand energy at industrial scale, offering a strong complement to renewables and a pathway to a zero-emission grid.

David Barr, CEO of Pender, commented, “We consider that this transaction is very accretive to Pender as a result of the honest worth of the acquired Fund portfolio is roughly $59MM and the acquisition worth is roughly $26MM. The distinction between the honest worth and the acquisition worth, $33MM, represents roughly $3.60 per share web of bills and charges and will likely be recorded as a deferred acquire underneath IFRS.”

Along side closing the Fund has deregistered as an “worker enterprise capital company” underneath the Worker Funding Act (British Columbia) and can start reporting underneath the Canadian regulatory regime for reporting issuers that aren’t funding funds together with however not restricted to compliance with Nationwide Instrument 51-102 — Steady Disclosure Obligations.

The required early warning report for the acquisition pursuant to the Association of 1,002,255.206 Commercialization Collection shares (100%), and 16,661,387.943 Enterprise Collection shares (97%) is being filed on System for Digital Doc Evaluation and Retrieval (SEDAR) at as of the date hereof.

In regards to the Firm
The Firm’s goal is to attain long-term capital appreciation for its buyers. The Firm makes use of its small capital base and long-term horizon to put money into distinctive conditions; primarily small cap, particular conditions, and illiquid private and non-private corporations. The Firm trades on the TSX Enterprise Trade underneath the image “PTF”.

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For additional info, please contact:

Tony Rautava
PenderFund Capital Administration Ltd.
(604) 653-9625
Toll Free: (866) 377-4743

Neither the TSX Enterprise Trade nor its Regulation Companies Supplier (as that time period is outlined within the insurance policies of the TSX Enterprise Trade) accepts duty for the adequacy or accuracy of this launch.

Ahead-Trying Info [NTD: To be updated once finalized]
This information launch comprises sure “ahead wanting statements” and sure “forward-looking info” as outlined underneath relevant Canadian and U.S. securities legal guidelines (collectively, “forward-looking statements”). Ahead-looking statements can typically be recognized by means of forward-looking terminology corresponding to “could”, “will”, “count on”, “intend”, “estimate”, “anticipate”, “consider”, “proceed”, “plans”, “potential” or comparable terminology. Ahead-looking statements on this information launch embrace, however should not restricted to, statements and data associated to completion of the Association and the anticipated advantages of the Association to the Firm. In making the forward-looking statements on this information launch, the Firm has utilized a number of materials assumptions, together with with out limitation, the assumptions that the events will have the ability to fulfill the situations to closing and full the Association and that the Firm will have the ability to accomplish its plans and targets with respect to the WOF portfolio. Ahead-looking statements and data should not historic information and are made as of the date of this information launch. These forward-looking statements contain quite a few dangers and uncertainties and precise outcomes could differ. Necessary components which will trigger precise outcomes to differ embrace with out limitation, dangers associated to the power of the events to fulfill the situations of the Association and shut the Association and the power of the Firm to perform its plans and targets with respect to the Association and the WOF portfolio, together with any modifications generally financial situations or situations within the monetary markets. The precise outcomes or efficiency by the Firm might differ materially from these expressed in, or implied by, any forward-looking statements referring to these issues. Accordingly, no assurances could be on condition that any of the occasions anticipated by the forward-looking statements will transpire or happen, or if any of them accomplish that, what impression they’ll have on the Association or monetary situation of the Firm. Besides as required by legislation, the Firm is underneath no obligation, and expressly disclaim any obligation, to replace, alter or in any other case revise any forward-looking assertion, whether or not written or oral, which may be made every now and then, whether or not on account of new info, future occasions or in any other case, besides as could also be required underneath relevant securities legal guidelines.

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