May 5, 2023 – Vancouver, Canada – Turnium Technology Group Inc. (TSX.V: TTGI) (“Turnium” or the “Company”), an industry leader in cloud-native software-defined wide area networking solutions (SD- WAN), provides an update regarding its previously announced non-binding letter of intent (the “Non-Binding LOI”) with respect to a potential share purchase transaction (the “Potential Transaction”) with one of its publicly listed strategic partners. The Company is pleased to announce that the counterparty to the Potential Transaction is ActivePort Group Ltd. (ASX: ATV), an Australian software company (“ActivePort”). The parties have extended the exclusivity period for negotiation of definitive documents through to May 31, 2023.
The Potential Transaction is expected to bring together Turnium’s best-in-class connectivity solution for businesses that need reliability, better bandwidth, high performance and sub-second failover, with ActivePort’s orchestration suite that enables network automation, minimizing operational costs while optimizing customer control over their environment. It is anticipated that the combined company will deliver a fully integrated solution across a global sales and support footprint; with more than 50 telco customers, more than 200+ channel partners and more than 500 customers globally.
The parties to the Non-Binding LOI will continue the due diligence process and the special committee of independent members of the Board of Directors of the Company formed in connection with the Potential Transaction (the “Special Committee”) will undergo a process of negotiation and consideration of a definitive and binding purchase agreement. The Special Committee has retained Canaccord Genuity Group Inc. as financial advisors for the purpose of reviewing the Non-Binding LOI and providing advice as to the negotiation of the final valuation for the Proposed Transaction and the financial merits of the Potential Transaction to the stakeholders of the Company.
Further updates and particulars of the Transaction will be provided upon the Company and ActivePort entering into the definitive and binding purchase agreement in connection with the Potential Transaction.
There can be no assurance that the execution by the Company of the Non-Binding LOI, or the review and negotiation process by the Special Committee, will result in the Potential Transaction or any transaction.
Closing of the Potential Transaction will be conditional upon the Company and ActivePort obtaining, amongst other things, all necessary shareholder and regulatory approvals, as applicable.
The Potential Transaction will otherwise be completed on substantially the same terms as announced in Turnium’s news release dated April 4, 2023.
About ActivePort Group Ltd.
ActivePort software specializes in software-defined networking solutions, including a vendor-agnostic Orchestration platform and the latest in network virtualization technology. Their software offering includes Orchestration, SD-WAN, SD-Internet, NFV, Bandwidth on Demand, API Integration and Compute.
About Turnium Technology Group Inc.
Turnium Technology Group Inc. delivers its SD-WAN solution as a white label, containerized, disaggregated software platform that OEM channel partners host, manage, brand, and price. Turnium is also available to Resellers as a Turnium-branded managed service. Turnium SD-WAN solutions is sold through a channel partner program designed for Communications Service Providers, Internet and Managed Service Providers, System Integrators, and Value-Added Resellers.
SD-WAN is revolutionizing the networking and telecommunications industry by abstracting secure, high- speed networking and network control from underlying physical circuits. SD-WAN frees enterprises, small and medium businesses, cloud and managed services providers from the business and cost constraints imposed by traditional telecommunications companies.
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This announcement contains “forward-looking” statements within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Forward-looking statements and information relate to future events and future performance and reflect the Company’s expectations regarding the impact of the Potential Transaction and the timing of the closing of the Potential Transaction. Forward- looking statements may be identified by words such as “seek”, “believe”, “plan”, “estimate”, “anticipate”, expect”, “intend”, and statements that an event or result “may”, “will”, “should”, “could”, or “might” occur or be achieved and any other similar expressions.
Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties which may cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, the timing and possible outcome of securityholder, regulatory and court approvals in connection with the Potential Transaction, the possibility that the Potential Transaction may not close, the reaction to the Potential Transaction of the Company’s customers and business partners, the reaction of competitors to the Potential Transaction, the retention of key Company employees, ActivePort’s plans for the Company, economic and political conditions in the global markets in which the Company and ActivePort operate, the future growth of the Company’s and ActivePort’s businesses and the possibility that integration following the Potential Transaction may be more difficult than expected.
There are no assurances that the Company can fulfill forward-looking statements and information. Such forward-looking statements and information are only predictions based on current information available to the Company’s management team as of the date that such predictions are made; actual events or results may differ materially as a result of risks facing the Company and ActivePort, some of which are beyond their control. Although the Company believes that any forward-looking statements and information contained in this press release are based on reasonable assumptions, readers cannot be assured that actual outcomes or results will be consistent with such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements and information.
The Company expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to disseminate any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in the expectations with regard thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based.