Paris, 28 June 2013– NYSE Euronext (NYX) today announced the listing of Delta Drone, a Grenoble-based pioneer in professional solutions using civilian drones in France, on NYSE Alternext in Paris.
Founded in 2011 by Frédéric Serre, Christian Viguié, Guillaume Pollin and Fabien Blanc-Pâques, Delta Drone now employs a team of 50 including 30 highly skilled engineers, and harnessed their high-tech expertise to launch the first civilian drone. Called drone 2.0®, this is now used by professionals in fields from farming to mountain activities, plant inspections, sports and even energy. France’s leading fully integrated business specialising in civilian drone technology, Delta Drone set up France’s first training center for remote pilots (Ecole Française du Drone) in February 2013.
Delta Drone (ticker: ALDR) was listed through admission to trading of 6,736,024 existing shares and 603,272 new shares issued as a Global Offering. The Global Offering raised a total of around €3 million.
The admission and issue price of Delta Drone was set at €4.89 per share. Market capitalization stood at around €33 million on the day of listing.
“We welcome Delta Drone’s listing on NYSE Alternext and are delighted to work with the company as it enters a new stage in its growth,” said Marc Lefèvre, Head of European Business Development and Client Coverage, Listings Europe, at NYSE Euronext.“Civilian drones with professional applications are a sector with huge growth potential, and with its drone 2.0® project, Delta Drone brought together a team of highly-skilled experts, sharing the same visionary spirit, to become French market leader. Listing will expand its reach and help structure its operations to deliver ambitious growth.”
Frédéric Serre, Co-founder and head of the Delta Drone Management Board, added: “Listing was the next step, both logical and strategic, in growing our company. Our business and unique positioning have generated a lot of interest in recent weeks – interest that has allowed us to organise a successful private placement in just a few days and list on NYSE Alternext. This transaction has raised the funds we need to finance our growth and develop new applications for our clients. We will also be helping to develop an industrial cluster for civilian drones that will create many jobs in the years ahead.”
In eight years, €2.8 billion has been raised on NYSE Alternext, half through secondary issues, by companies from countries including Belgium, Canada, China, France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Spain, the UK and the US. Their marketcapitalisation totals over €6 billion. Today 181 companies are listed on NYSE Alternext
The Global Offering was made up of an Open Price Public Offering and a Global Placement with institutional investors in France and other countries.