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(MTPH) Midatech Pharma — Urgent pivot required following Bioasis deal fallout
Midatech is a drug-delivery specialist focused on re-engineering therapeutics through its technology platforms (MidaSolve, local drug-delivery; Q-Sphera, sustained-release; MidaCore, targeted delivery) to improve biodistribution and delivery.

Midatech has announced that its shareholders have not approved the acquisition of Bioasis Technologies at the company’s annual general meeting (AGM), thereby ceasing all proposed transactions/events (including the US$9.6m private placement) contingent on the deal. This comes as a major setback for Midatech as it was counting on the deal to diversify operations and extend its cash runway into Q423. The shareholders’ decision puts Midatech in a tough situation as the company only has cash to last until mid-March 2023 and will urgently need to secure alternative sources of financing. Midatech has appointed Quantuma Advisory, a specialist business advisory firm, to undertake contingency planning. The shares were trading down over 25% by close of play yesterday.

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