TORONTO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$ETHC–Ether Capital Corporation (“Ether Capital” or “the Company”) wishes to disclose information to the market regarding its non-core portfolio company, Wyre, Inc. (“Wyre”).
Wyre, a U.S.-based cryptocurrency infrastructure provider, has encountered financial headwinds following the collapse of cryptocurrency exchange FTX and failed acquisition by Bolt, which was terminated in September 2022. As a result, Wyre confirmed via a release on January 6, 2022, that business conditions have deteriorated and it is assessing strategic alternatives. These strategic alternatives will likely impact Wyre’s shareholders.
This news does not have a material impact on Ether Capital as Wyre is a non-core investment. Ether Capital invested US$1.5 million (approximately C$2 million) into Wyre in 2018. As of September 30, 2022, the fair market value of Ether Capital’s investment in Wyre was C$2.03 million, representing 2.2 per cent of Ether Capital’s total assets ($0.06 per share).
Ether Capital anticipates its initial investment in Wyre may result in a full write-down, but will make a final determination once more information becomes available.
About Ether Capital Corporation
Ether Capital (NEO: ETHC) is a public technology company with a long-term objective to become a central business and investment hub for the Ethereum ecosystem. The Company has invested the majority of its balance sheet in Ethereum’s native utility token “Ether” as a core strategic asset and yield-generating instrument. The Company is focused on financial infrastructure that supports the Ethereum blockchain and delivers corporate value. Ether Capital’s management team and Board of Directors are comprised of crypto natives, leading venture capitalists and traditional finance experts, which uniquely positions the company to identify and capitalize on opportunities in the digital asset ecosystem. For more information, visit http://ethcap.co.
The content of this document is for informational purposes only and is not being provided in the context of an offering of any securities described herein, nor is it a recommendation or solicitation to buy, hold or sell any security. The information is not investment advice, nor is it tailored to the needs or circumstances of any investor. Information contained in this document is not, and under no circumstances is it to be construed as, an offering memorandum, prospectus, advertisement, or public offering of securities. No securities commission or similar regulatory authority has reviewed this document and any representation to the contrary is an offence. Information in this press release is current only as of the date provided and Ether Capital is under no obligation to update this information, other than in accordance with applicable securities laws.
This press release contains “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. Forward-looking information includes, but is not limited to, statements in regard to the anticipated impact on the Company of its investment in Wyre. The Company cautions the reader not to place undue reliance upon any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. Generally, but not always, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “plans”, “expects” or “does not expect”, “is expected”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “on pace”, “anticipates”, or “does not anticipate”, “believes”, and similar expressions or state that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “should”, “might”, or “will” be taken, occur or be achieved.
Forward-looking statements are based on information available to management at the time they are made, management’s current plans, estimates, assumptions, judgments and expectations. Forward-looking information is subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to assumptions and judgments related to fair value estimates of investment in Wyre, and the other risk factors discussed in the Company’s Annual Information Form dated March 23, 2022, the Risk Factors section in its most recently filed management’s discussion and analysis, the Risk Factors section in its Supplement and Base Shelf Prospectus and its other filings available online at www.sedar.com. Although the forward-looking information contained in this press release is based on assumptions that the Company believes to be reasonable at the date such statements are made, there can be no assurance that the forward-looking information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking information. In addition, the Company cautions the reader that information provided in this press release is provided to give context to the nature of some of the Company’s future plans and may not be appropriate for other purposes. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. The Company does not undertake to update or revise any forward-looking information, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.
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