Vending Machines International Secures SGD 135 Million Capital Commitment From Global Emerging Markets (GEM) as Company Seeks to Go Public
Vending Machines International (VMI), today announced a SGD 135 Million capital commitment from GEM Global Yield LLC SCS ("GGY"), the Luxembourg-based private alternative investment vehicle.
This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220125006251/en/
(Photo: Business Wire)
Under the agreement, GGY will provide VMI with a Share Subscription Facility of up to SGD 135 million for a 36-month period following a public listing of VMI’s common stock. VMI will control the timing and maximum amount of drawdowns under this facility and has no minimum drawdown obligation.
“VMI is very pleased to be selected by the GEM Group to receive this investment. It is a credit to the GEM management that they very quickly grasped that the world is moving to remove single use plastics from the supply chain. VMI is extremely well placed to take advantage of this transition. With GEM’s funds to strengthen the VMI balance sheet VMI will be able to assist the beverage industry by offering a viable alternative to single use plastic bottles on a global scale. This funding will broaden our global reach and further enhance our research and development facilities as we continue to interact with the world’s largest beverage companies.”
Leicester Chatfield – Founder and CEO
Vending Machines International Pte Ltd (VMI) is a Singapore-registered entity providing unique solutions in water distribution with zero plastic waste. Established in 2015, VMI has successfully developed its own water dispensing kiosk network in Australia designed to fully understand how to interact with their customers and to test the VMI technology. In the next stage of its development, VMI is pivoting to a highly scalable white-label and licensing strategy which is underpinned by strong interest from international FMCG brand owners.
Global FMCG companies have switched to other forms of packaging like tin cans, glass bottles, paper boxes, etc; however, these materials come with trade-offs. Mining aluminium, for example creates toxic waste. Glass bottles also have a carbon footprint from their energy-intensive production process, and their heavier weight means that they also create more emissions during transportation than plastic. Thus, refilling reusable bottles is the only low-impact option. It is time for the world to switch from “disposable” and “recyclable” to “reusable” solutions and VMI is very well placed to be a world leader in this endeavour.
VMI’s Head office is in Singapore. Thailand is the company’s base for manufacturing, our inhouse software development and a large, experienced research and development team.
VMI also has an operation in Australia focusing on the Australasian market. VMI also has a research and development team who have developed the world’s first water vending machine which never needs refilling as it extracts its water from the atmosphere.
Global Emerging Markets (“GEM”) is a $3.4 billion, Luxembourg-based private alternative investment group with offices in Paris, New York and The Bahamas. GEM manages a diverse set of investment vehicles focused on emerging markets and has completed over 480 transactions in over 70 countries. Each investment vehicle has a different degree of operational control, risk- adjusted return, and liquidity profile. The family of funds and investment vehicles provide GEM and its partners with exposure to: Small-Mid Cap Management Buyouts, Private Investments in Public Equities and select venture investments. For more information: http://www.gemny.com
To view this piece of content from cts.businesswire.com, please give your consent at the top of this page.
Mr. Leicester Chatfield
Global Emerging Markets
Mr. Jean-Luc Bonnefoy
About Business Wire
(c) 2018 Business Wire, Inc., All rights reserved.
Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the global leader in multiplatform press release distribution.
Subscribe to releases from Business Wire
Subscribe to all the latest releases from Business Wire by registering your e-mail address below. You can unsubscribe at any time.
Latest releases from Business Wire
Takeda and Seagen to Highlight ADCETRIS ® Combination Data Showing Statistically Significant Improvement in Overall Survival (OS) for Patients with Advanced Hodgkin Lymphoma26.5.2022 23:25:00 CEST | Press release
Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE:4502) and Seagen Inc., (NASDAQ:SGEN) today announced that overall survival (OS) data from the Phase 3 ECHELON-1 clinical trial of an ADCETRIS® (brentuximab vedotin) plus chemotherapy combination will be presented in an oral session at the 59th American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting on Friday, June 3, 2022, 1:00-4:00 PM CT, and at the 27th European Hematology Association (EHA) Annual Meeting on Friday, June 10, 2022, 11:30 – 12:45 CEST. “The longer-term follow-up data from the ECHELON-1 trial have significant clinical importance, as this trial represents one of only two frontline randomized studies in advanced stage Hodgkin lymphoma that shows an overall survival advantage for the experimental arm,” said Stephen Ansell, M.D., Ph.D., Mayo Clinic, and ECHELON-1 study investigator. “These results clearly show that the addition of brentuximab vedotin to chemotherapy improves the long-term outcome of patients and the combination
Ipsen: ASCO 2022: New Cabometyx ® Data Show Encouraging Results in Monotherapy and in Combination Across Different Tumor Types Including Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer26.5.2022 23:00:00 CEST | Press release
Regulatory News: Ipsen (Euronext: IPN; ADR: IPSEY) today announced encouraging data to be presented for the multi-targeted tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI), Cabometyx® (cabozantinib), across a range of cancer types at this year’s American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting (ASCO 2022) to be held on 3-7 June. Data presentations will include findings in metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), as well as established indications of advanced renal cell carcinoma and radioactive iodine-refractory differentiated thyroid cancer (RAI-R DTC). These data show that the therapeutic potential of Cabometyx as a key treatment option in a broad range of tumors is continuing to be realized. Updated outcomes from the multicenter Phase Ib COSMIC-021 trial evaluating the combination of Cabometyx plus atezolizumab in an expanded patient population in metastatic NSCLC demonstrate encouraging clinical activity with manageable toxicity in people previously treated with an immune checkpoint inhib
New Better Dispensing Videos from Nordson EFD Explain Jetting Technology and How to Choose the Right Solution26.5.2022 19:00:00 CEST | Press release
Nordson EFD, a Nordson company (NASDAQ: NDSN) and leading precision fluid dispensing systems manufacturer, introduces a new Better Dispensing™ How-To Video series. These three highly educational videos presented by EFD application specialist, Tom Muccino, provide best practices for choosing between contact dispensing and non-contact (jet) dispensing, and how to select the best jetting valve for a manufacturing application. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220510006079/en/ xQR41 Series MicroDot™ needle valve (left) and PICO Pµlse XP jet valve (right). (Photo: Business Wire) “One of the main differences is that with jetting, your valve never touches the surface of the part. Instead, your fluid “flies” or “jets” out of the valve, which is above the part,” Muccino explains in the first video. “This makes jetting perfect for fragile or complex parts.” Nordson EFD provides a wide range of contact and non-contact (jet
Medisca Drives Worldwide Access to Thyroid through Distribution License with SUANFARMA26.5.2022 18:17:00 CEST | Press release
On March 16, 2022, Medisca, a global supplier of pharmaceutical ingredients and equipment, entered into an exclusive agreement with SUANFARMA, a European-based manufacturer and distributor of pharmaceutical ingredients, for the global supply and distribution of Thyroid Powder, USP, by leveraging its exclusive partnership with pharmaceutical manufacturer, Sichuan Deebio Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd (Deebio). “Partnering with Deebio in June 2021 was a huge milestone for the pharmaceutical compounding industry as it allowed us to secure and stabilize the supply of high quality Thyroid Powder for the US market,” said Panagiota Danopoulos, Senior Vice President of Global Strategy & Innovation at Medisca. “After going to market, we immediately realized that the demand for Thyroid Powder extended outside of our usual distribution channels to compounding pharmacies,” continued Danopoulos. “And we had the capacity to upscale supply to make this critical ingredient accessible to various markets, chan
Merck to Present Latest Research From Oncology Portfolio at ASCO 202226.5.2022 18:00:00 CEST | Press release
Merck, a leading science and technology company, today announced the latest research representing the Company’s innovative oncology portfolio has been accepted for presentation at this year’s American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, June 3-7, 2022. Data encompass Company-sponsored, investigator-sponsored, and external collaboration studies. Abstracts to be shared at the meeting include data for the Company’s licensed medicines BAVENCIO® (avelumab), TEPMETKO® (tepotinib) and ERBITUX® (cetuximab), and its oncology pipeline. The presentations span key tumor types including advanced urothelial carcinoma (UC), advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC), metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC), and head and neck cancer (SCCHN). “We look forward to coming together with the scientific community at ASCO 2022, where we will share the latest data from our portfolio, which demonstrate our determination to make a real difference in the lives of