19 January 2021
LIMITLESS EARTH PLC
("Limitless" or the "Company")
Saxa Gres Investment Update
Limitless Earth plc, an AIM quoted investing company, provides an update on its investment in Saxa Gres S.p.A. ("Saxa Gres"), a private Italian company focused on recycling industrial waste into the production of stoneware tiles and paving stones.
Saxa Gres S.p.A is a circular economy company which specialises in innovative porcelain gres ceramic stone tile production that uses recycled urban waste ash in the ceramic mix. It has successfully expanded its operations through acquisition of further factories in order to satisfy the increasing demands for its products and by attracting interest from strategic and financial investors.
The main product is called Grestone, a patented product that is composed of up to 30% of waste from urban waste incinerators. Such ability to recycle waste ashes makes Saxa Gres’ business highly rated from a circular economy and ESG criteria point of view. Furthermore, Grestone is a product that meets the Minimum Environmental Criteria (CAM), an important sustainability credential for tenders and Green Public Procurement (GPP). Approximately 90% of Saxa Gres’ production is sold and exported outside of Italy.
LME, together with certain international asset managers, was amongst the first investors and sponsors to participate in the turnaround of Saxa Gres. Since 2015, in addition to implementing its new circular economy model of waste-to-building-material, the turnaround of Saxa Gres has saved hundreds of jobs.
To date, LME has made three investments in Saxa Gres and, as a result, LME holds listed EUR 617,000 bond notes maturity 2023 and a EUR 75,000 of 10 per cent. loan with an option to acquire approximately 2.38 per cent. of the equity share capital of Saxa Gres at an exercise price of €1EUR per share.
The Board of LME is pleased to note the recent entrance of A2A S.p.A., a €4 billion listed company, as a Saxa Gres shareholder (27.7%) and as a relevant industrial partner which could help to expand and solidify Saxa Gres’ successful business model.
At the request of Saxa Gres in order for it to better access bank financing to further its investment plans, the Board of LME, together with 96% of the existing 2023 bond holders, has agreed to exchange its 617 Saxa Grs bond notes with maturity in 2023 into a similar amount of Saxa Gres notes of 7 per cent. with maturity in 2026.
LME is also working with Saxa Gres to obtain more detailed information for a valuation of this investment in the near future.
This announcement contains inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of EU Regulation 596/2014.
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Limitless Earth plc is a proactive investment company that focuses on making investments in and assisting companies which exhibit the potential to generate returns through capital appreciation. Limitless invests in small companies where there are clear catalysts for value appreciation and the companies are operating in sectors exhibiting long term growth linked to demographic change. Examples of such sectors include cleantech, life sciences, nanotech, medtech, recycling, and new Internet opportunities.