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Acquisition of Rotala PLC

We are pleased to announce that the acquisition of Rotala PLC by Rotala Group Limited was completed on 17 January 2024.

We are pleased to announce that the acquisition of Rotala PLC by Rotala Group Limited was completed on 17 January 2024. This followed the sanctioning on 15 January 2024, by the Companies Court of the High Court of Justice of England and Wales, of the Scheme of Arrangement under the Companies Act 2006, which was used to effect the acquisition.  

Rotala Group Limited is wholly owned by the existing Chief Executive of Rotala, Simon Dunn, Bob Dunn (Executive Director), and John Gunn (Non-Executive Chairman), together with certain of their spouses and other personal interests.

Rotala PLC (now called Rotala Limited) accordingly delisted from the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange on 18 January 2024. 

The reasons why the Board took this decision included:

  • A belief that, should Rotala remain publicly quoted on AIM, it would continue to find it difficult to attract and retain the interest from institutional investors and the research coverage on its activities, which are necessary to generate the desired level of stock market liquidity and market rating that would make retaining the AIM quotation worthwhile;
  • That the Tender Offer to buy back shares in February 2023 was significantly oversubscribed;
  • That the over-subscription to the Tender Offer evidenced a desire from Rotala shareholders for a liquidity event which was not currently available through Rotala's AIM quotation.

The Board believes that, in order for Rotala to achieve its full potential, it is better suited to a private company environment, where management is in a stronger position to deliver its longer-term business plan, with a simplified corporate structure, free from, among other things, the requirements to meet the UK public equity market's shorter-term expectations and the regulatory burden, with its associated expense, which comes with maintaining a UK public quotation. 

The Board intends to maintain Rotala's continuous pursuit of operational excellence, while seeking operational efficiencies. It will also continue to invest in Rotala's established platform and to support the growth of its existing businesses in their current markets, whilst at the same time seeking out new opportunities in other geographical regions.

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