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Mode Global Holdings PLC
30 September 2022

Mode Global Holdings PLC ("MODE" or the "Company")

Announcement regarding Concert Party

As announced by the Company on 13 July 2022, certain investors agreed to subscribe in a convertible loan note issued by the Company ("CLN").  Those investors included Liwathon Limited ("Liwathon") and Linley Limited ("Linley"). 

Pursuant to conversion notices received by the Company from Linley on 9 August 2022 and 29 August 2022, Linley converted £100,000 and £25,000 respectively of its holding in the CLN and was issued with 1,897,519 new ordinary shares in the capital of the Company ("New Ordinary Shares") on 11 August 2022 ("First Tranche Shares") and 784,749 New Ordinary Shares on 8 September 2022 ("Second Tranche Shares") as a result (together, the "Conversion Shares").

Under the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers (the "Code") published by the Panel on Takeovers and Mergers (the "Panel"), a concert party arises where persons who, pursuant to an agreement or understanding (whether formal or informal), co-operate to obtain or consolidate control (as defined in the Code) of a company or to frustrate the successful outcome of an offer for a company.

Certain persons will be presumed, as set out in the Definitions in the Code, to be persons acting in concert with other persons in the same category unless the contrary is established, including a person, the person's close relatives and the related trusts of any of them, all with each other.

Pursuant to the presumptions of concertedness in the Code, both Liwathon and Linley are presumed to be acting in concert with JRS and Ruskin (all of them together, the "Rowland Concert Party") and as a result of it acquiring the First Tranche Shares, the Rowland Concert Party's aggregate shareholding in the Company increased from 32.99% to 33.67% which, absent any dispensation or waiver granted by the Panel, would require the Rowland Concert Party to make a mandatory offer for the Company pursuant to rule 9.1(b) of the Code ("Mandatory Offer").

Through a series of share trades carried out by Linley's stockbroker on its behalf in the market between 12 August and 13 September 2022, Linley sold all of the Conversion Shares. The aggregate interest in the Company's shares held by the Rowland Concert Party therefore remains at 32.99%.




Press contacts:

Fiona McAra, MRM

+44 (0)7471 350286 


Julie Sand, Mode Global Holdings PLC

+44 (0)203 773 0588


Notes to Editors


About Mode:

Mode is an LSE-listed fintech company on a mission to build the world's most disruptive ecosystem where exchanging value and growing wealth is seamless for all. Mode is leveraging the power of Bitcoin and Open Banking to deliver on this mission and offer customers in the UK a one-stop app to shop, earn and grow their Bitcoin, all in one place. For businesses, Mode provides a cheaper, safer and smarter alternative to card payments that rewards shoppers with Bitcoin Cashback.


To learn more, visit our customer/business site at or our investor site at


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