Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – May 13, 2022) – Ankh Capital Inc. (TSXV: ANKH) (“Ankh” or the “Company“) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a non-binding letter of intent (“LOI“) dated May 10, 2022, to enter into a business combination (the “Transaction“) with Home Run Oil & Gas Inc. (“Home Run“). It is expected that upon completion of the Transaction, the combined entity (the “Resulting Issuer“) will meet the listing requirements for a Tier 2 Oil & Gas issuer under the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange (the “TSXV“).
General Information on Ankh
Ankh was incorporated under the Business Corporations Act (British Columbia) on November 30, 2020. The Company was formed for the primary purpose of completing an initial public offering on the TSXV as a Capital Pool Company (as such term is defined in TSXV Policy 2.4 – Capital Pool Companies (the “Policy“)). The Company has not commenced operations and has no significant assets. The principal business of the Company is the identification and evaluation of assets or businesses with a view to completing a Qualifying Transaction (as such term is defined in the Policy), and it is intended that the Transaction will constitute such Qualifying Transaction. The Company’s head office and registered and records office is 250 Howe Street 20th Floor, Vancouver, BC, V6C 3R8. The common shares of Ankh (“Ankh Common Shares“) are currently listed on the TSXV and Ankh is a reporting issuer in the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario.
Ankh currently has 15,620,000 Ankh Common Shares issued and outstanding and securities exercisable or exchangeable into 2,562,000 Ankh Common Shares, being: (i) 1,562,000 directors options exercisable at a price of $0.10 per Ankh Common Share; and (ii) 1,000,000 agent’s options exercisable at $0.10 per Ankh Common Share.
General Information on Home Run
Home Run was incorporated under the Business Corporations Act (Alberta) on August 5, 2021. Home Run’s head office is located at Suite 610, 1414 8th Street SW, Calgary AB, T2R 1J6. Home Run is a private junior oil and gas exploration and development company currently active in west central Alberta, specifically in the Ante Creek N. Area. Home Run currently owns a 100% working interest in 22.5 sections of lands, leases and licenses (14,400 acres/5,760 hectares) in the Ante Creek N. Area. Pursuant to a NI 51-101 compliant report dated April 1, 2022 by an independent qualified reserves evaluator, Home Run has proven reserve value of $12.67MM and proven plus probable reserve value of $21.13MM (10% DCF, forecast pricing, before taxes). Home Run will continue to be active in the west central Alberta Area and expects to drill the first well, on a proven reserve location at Ante Creek N., before the end of the third quarter 2022.
Home Run currently has 25,837,500 common shares (“Home Run Common Shares“) issued and outstanding and 918,750 share purchase warrants exercisable at a price of $0.75 per Home Run Common Share.
Terms of the Transaction
The Transaction is expected to be completed by way of a three-cornered amalgamation, share purchase, share exchange or alternate transaction to be determined with input from the legal and tax advisors to each of Ankh and Home Run, which will result in Home Run (or an Alberta incorporated parent entity) becoming a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ankh.
Upon the satisfaction or waiver of the conditions set out in the definitive transaction agreement to be entered into by Ankh and Home Run (the “Definitive Agreement“), the following, among other things, will be completed in connection with the Transaction:
a) the holders of Home Run Common Shares will receive one common share of the Resulting Issuer (on a post-consolidation, one for four basis) in exchange for their Home Run Common Shares, at a ratio to be determined based on a valuation of Home Run determined in connection with the Private Placement (as defined below) in the context of the market (the “Exchange Ratio“);
b) all outstanding warrants of Home Run will be replaced with equivalent convertible or exchangeable securities of the Resulting Issuer entitling the holders thereof to acquire common shares of the Resulting Issuer in lieu of Home Run Common Shares adjusted to reflect the Exchange Ratio, and otherwise bearing the same terms of the securities they replace;
c) the management and board of directors of the Resulting Issuer will be determined by Home Run and announced in further press releases; and
d) Ankh will change its name to such name as determined by Home Run in its sole discretion, in compliance with applicable law and as may be acceptable to the TSXV.
The Transaction is not a Non-Arm’s Length Transaction under the policies of the TSXV.
A more comprehensive news release will be issued by Ankh disclosing details of the Transaction, including financial information respecting Home Run and details of insiders and proposed directors and officers of the Resulting Issuer, once an agreement has been finalized and certain conditions have been met, including:
a) approval of the Transaction by Ankh’s board of directors;
b) satisfactory completion of due diligence; and
c) execution of the Definitive Agreement.
Private Placement Financing
In connection with and as a condition to the Transaction, Home Run intends to complete an equity financing of shares or subscription receipts (“Securities“) through a non-brokered private placement for minimum gross proceeds of $2,000,000 (the “Private Placement“). It is expected that the issue price per Security will be a minimum of $0.50, determined by Home Run in the context of the market and with advice from the agent engaged in respect of the Private Placement. The Securities will be sold to “accredited investors” and other exempt parties pursuant to exemptions from prospectus requirements under Canadian securities laws.
The Private Placement is intended to be completed prior to or concurrently with closing of the Transaction. The net proceeds of the Private Placement will be used to complete future acquisitions, working capital and general corporate purposes.
Conditions of the Transaction
Completion of the Transaction is subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, including: (i) the satisfactory completion of due diligence by each of Ankh and Home Run; (ii) receipt of all required approvals and consents relating to the Transaction, including without limitation any approvals of the shareholders of Ankh and Home Run, as required by the TSXV and under applicable corporate or securities laws; (iii) completion of the Private Placement; and (iv) the TSXV’s approval for listing the shares of the Resulting Issuer.
Sponsorship of Transaction
Sponsorship of a qualifying transaction of a Capital Pool Company is required by the TSXV unless exempt in accordance with the policies of the TSXV. Ankh intends to apply for such an exemption.
Trading in the securities of Ankh will be halted until the completion of the Transaction.
If and when a Definitive Agreement is executed, Ankh will issue a subsequent press release in accordance with the policies of the TSXV containing details of the Definitive Agreement and additional terms of the Transaction, including information relating to sponsorship, summary financial information in respect of Home Run, and to the extent not contained in this press release, additional information with respect to the Private Placement, history of Home Run and the proposed directors, officers, and insiders of the Resulting Issuer upon completion of the Transaction.
For further information please contact:
Ankh Capital Inc.
Roger Milad, CEO and CFO
Phone: (604) 690-2680
Home Run Oil & Gas Inc.
Jeff Standen, CEO
Phone: (403) 615-5827
All information in this press release relating to Home Run has been provided by Home Run and is the sole responsibility of Home Run.
Completion of the Transaction is subject to a number of conditions, including but not limited to, TSXV acceptance and if applicable pursuant to TSXV requirements, majority of the minority shareholder approval. Where applicable, the Transaction cannot close until the required shareholder approval is obtained. There can be no assurance that the Transaction will be completed as proposed or at all.
Investors are cautioned that, except as disclosed in the management information circular or filing statement to be prepared in connection with the transaction, any information released or received with respect to the Transaction may not be accurate or complete and should not be relied upon. Trading in the securities of a Capital Pool Company should be considered highly speculative.
The TSXV has in no way passed upon the merits of the proposed transaction and has neither approved nor disapproved the contents of this press release.
Neither the TSXV nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSXV) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this press release.
This news release contains “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities laws relating to Home Run’s expected drilling and development plans, the proposal to complete the Transaction and associated transactions, including statements regarding the terms and conditions of the Transaction, the Exchange Ratio, the name change of the Company, the Private Placement, the use of proceeds of the Private Placement, and the proposed directors and officers of the Resulting Issuer. The information about Home Run contained in the press release has not been independently verified by Ankh. Although Ankh believes in light of the experience of its officers and directors, current conditions and expected future developments and other factors that have been considered appropriate that the expectations reflected in this forward-looking information are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on them because Ankh can give no assurance that they will prove to be correct. Readers are cautioned to not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. Actual results and developments may differ materially from those contemplated by these statements depending on, among other things, the risks that the parties will not proceed with the Transaction, the name change of the Company, the Private Placement, the appointment of the proposed directors and officers of the Resulting Issuer and associated transactions, that the ultimate terms of the Transaction, the Private Placement, the appointment of the proposed directors and officers of the Resulting Issuer and associated transactions will differ from those that currently are contemplated, and that the Transaction, the name change of the Company, the Private Placement, the appointment of the proposed directors and officers of the Resulting Issuer and associated transactions will not be successfully completed for any reason (including the failure to obtain the required approvals or clearances from regulatory authorities). The terms and conditions of the Transaction may change based on Ankh’s due diligence (which is going to be limited as Ankh intends largely to rely on the due diligence of other parties of the Transaction to contain its costs, among other things) and the receipt of tax, corporate and securities law advice for both Ankh and Home Run. The statements in this press release are made as of the date of this press release. Ankh undertakes no obligation to comment on analyses, expectations or statements made by third-parties in respect of Ankh, Home Run, their securities, or their respective financial or operating results (as applicable).
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Nagad’s Digital Bank on cards, Sadaf to lead the side
Nagad, Bangladesh’s leading Mobile Financial Service (MFS) provider, is gearing up to establish the much-anticipated digital bank, as it is going to secure a licence from the Bangladesh Bank within a couple of months.
Sadaf Roksana, a co-founder and executive director of Nagad Ltd., has been entrusted with the responsibility of leading her company’s transformative venture that will bring greater convenience to the lives of millions of Bangladeshis, reducing their reliance on traditional brick-and-mortar banks.
The MFS provider earlier applied to secure a digital bank licence following the central bank’s call for applications through its website. The Bangladesh Bank also formulated necessary guidelines to widen and accelerate financial inclusion, which will also create jobs for young IT workers.
The world’s fastest mobile money carrier is going to venture into the digital banking era at a time when the financial landscape across the globe is fast evolving towards digitalisation, driven by technological advancements and changing consumer preferences.
Taking on the new assignment, Sadaf, a seasoned financial executive with a remarkable track record in the fintech industry, is poised to steer Nagad’s digital bank towards success. Once Nagad gets the digital bank licence, it will provide its consumers with innovative and convenient banking solutions.
“We are very excited that we are going to introduce digital banking services to the people of Bangladesh within a couple of months,” Sadaf said, adding, “This endeavour aligns perfectly with our vision of enhancing financial inclusion and ensuring easy access to all financial services also at affordable prices.”
Nagad is already well-equipped to launch a digital bank. It will start serving customers soon after getting the licence, Sadaf assured.
Under its digital banking platform, Nagad will introduce many new services, such as single-digit and collateral-free loans for small informal businesses and farmers who now are to take loans from moneylenders even at 40% interest rate per day, she pointed out.
“Thus, we will encourage them to come under financial inclusion, thus putting their money into the formal channel,” she expressed her optimism.
To assess one’s creditworthiness, Nagad has created an AI-based credit rating system that will analyse all transactions-related data available on public domains using one’s NID and mobile number, Sadaf Roksana added.
As Nagad goes ahead with its plans, all eyes will be on Sadaf Roksana and her team as they will embark on this exciting journey towards a more digitised and inclusive financial future for the country.
SOURCE Nagad Limited
Newly inaugurated Yashobhoomi (IICC Dwarka) to host Trescon’s DATE 2023 with Finance Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman amongst the dignitaries
Excitement surrounds Trescon’s Digital Acceleration & Transformation Expo (DATE) as the Honorable Finance Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman confirms to speak at the event and highlight India’s financial innovation and FinTech revolution. The inaugural expo, scheduled for 23-24 November 2023 at the newly inaugurated Yashobhoomi (IICC Dwarka) in New Delhi, is set to be a grand spectacle, representing India’s enthusiastic stride towards its technological dreams, inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
DATE’s vision is not just to gaze into the future but to actively shape it, offering a rare confluence for government, enterprises, tech companies including startups and discerning global investors. With a dynamic setup featuring five main themes, three conference tracks for in-depth discussions, and multiple exhibition zones for tech showcase, DATE offers a glimpse into both current and future tech trends.
“Technology is shaping our world and enabling better governance in India. Hosting the inaugural DATE 2023 in India is a testament to our digitization efforts and reflects our commitment to national advancements and ambitions under our leader Shri Narendra Modi,” said Shri Tejasvi Surya, Honorable Member of Parliament and an advisory board member of DATE.
Shri Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar, Chairperson of Cyberverse, a Strategic Partner of DATE 2023, said, “DATE isn’t just an event; it’s the essence of India’s tech aspirations and its journey towards a brighter, digital future. With our Finance Minister joining the line-up of dignitaries and speakers, the event is well poised to bring the FinTech community together and augment our overall digital ecosystem.”
“DATE is our commitment to catalyze India’s digital evolution, bringing together innovation, expertise, and limitless possibilities,” said Mohammed Saleem, Founder & Chairman of Trescon. “This event is the essence of India’s tech aspirations and its journey towards a brighter, digital future,” he added.
Naveen Bharadwaj, Group CEO of Trescon, the organiser of DATE added, “We are honored to welcome Hon’ble Minister Smt Nirmala Sitharaman at DATE 2023 and eager to learn about some of the impactful initiatives being led by her as we mobilise the key tech community, showcasing cutting edge technologies, introducing startups to global investors and fueling India’s entrepreneurial spirit.”
Entrepreneurs continue to be drawn to India, aiming to revolutionize the narrative of digital transformation. Segments including esports, cybersecurity, robotics, augmented and virtual reality, the metaverse, and more are witnessing a continual upward trend as startups enter the markets and redefine the digital landscape.
DATE 2023’s objective is beyond mere envisioning; it’s about realization. Boasting over 100 global speakers and 3,000 participants, DATE 2023 promises enlightening insights into the latest tech trends, opportunities, challenges, and practical success stories. It aims to be the place-to-be for top decision-makers, tech leaders, CIOs, CTOs, and other experts from various sectors across India.
To further enhance India’s digital transformation journey, the Software Technology Parks of India (STPI)’s support serves as a key driver that will accelerate India’s digital transformation journey. Their association with DATE underscores the shared commitment towards building a robust innovation ecosystem.
In addition to STPI, DATE 2023 is proud to welcome Innovation Mission of Punjab, Goa Technology Association, Data Security Council of India (DSCI), Gujarat Electronics and Software Industries Association (GESIA), and Federation of IT Associations of Gujarati (FITAG) as valuable association partners. Their collaboration fortifies DATE’s mission to foster digital innovation and transformation in India.
For more info or to register for DATE, please visit www.datewithtech.com.
TONIK NAMED BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE DIGITAL BANK
Tonik Digital Bank is proud to announce its recognition as the Philippines’ Best Customer Service for 2023, cementing its status as the number one digital bank for customer service in the country.
Tonik thanks its radically different approach from the get-go, as customer service is not just an aspect of their operations, it is their very essence incorporated in every level of the organization.
“Tonik is proud to be recognized for our customer service by none other than our consumers,” says Mila Bedrenets, Chief Growth Hacker of Tonik Digital Bank. “This award is important for us, as this validates the dedication and passion that we have poured into providing the best banking experience to all our customers.”
The recognition comes from an independent survey launched by Statista, a globally established company publishing brand top lists in cooperation with high-profile media partners. For the Philippines, Statista partnered with Philippine Daily Inquirer, the nation’s leading broadsheet.
Statista surveyed a vast sample of 11,000 Filipino customers who have either made purchases, used services, or gathered information about products or services in the past three years.
BANKING ON THE VOICE OF CUSTOMERS
Tonik stands out from other banking institutions in such a way that customer service is a collaborative effort across all its teams.
From its agents up to members of its senior management, the bank integrates agility and care in listening to customer feedback to further enhance its app, making sure that every interaction leads to a better overall banking experience.
Bedrenets mentions that at this day and age of social media, identifying customer pain points are simple, and that it is just a matter of learning to listen and act on them quickly to address and resolve any concerns.
“I am [literally] sending screenshots of customer complaints to fellow top managers daily, just so everyone is duly aware of customer pain points,” Bedrenets said. “Once the specific complaint is addressed, we also make sure that the same issue will not be experienced by other customers.”
Tonik also utilizes the fastest possible flow of communication across all its teams to address customer issues and concerns and employs tools to effectively alleviate customer pain points.
“The ‘Voice of Customer’ unit is not a side structure for us, nor is it buried in a deeper level of our organization. We make sure that is very much present in our management committee front and center, as we understand that the more you care about customer experience, the less you will need to care about good sales performance,” Bedrenets added.
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP)-licensed digital bank also goes the extra mile by proactively informing its customers of both internal and external service improvements, changes, as well as scheduled downtimes, which may affect their app experience. This transparent communication ensures that customers are informed and updated, fostering trust and reliability.
As they continue to revolutionize the digital banking landscape in the Philippines, Tonik Digital Bank invites customers to experience banking that is truly centered around their needs, values, and aspirations.
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