TableUp acquired by TouchBistro
5 August 2020
Allied Minds' portfolio company, TableUp acquired by TouchBistro
Allied Minds plc (LSE: ALM), the IP commercialisation company focused on early stage company development within the technology sector, announces that its portfolio company, TableUp, Inc. ("TableUp"), has been acquired by TouchBistro, Inc. ("TouchBistro"). Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
The acquisition was structured as a stock-for-stock transaction in which TouchBistro acquired 100% of the shares of TableUp in exchange for the issuance of TouchBistro common shares to the shareholders of TableUp.
· All consideration paid in the form of common stock of TouchBistro.
· A total of 2,542,662 common shares of TouchBistro to be paid to Allied Minds valued at $5.99 million.
· Represents an unrealized return of 1.27x on invested capital; equivalent to an internal rate of return (IRR) of 13.63% over two years to date.
· The shares received in consideration shall be retained by Allied Minds.
Allied Minds made its initial investment in TableUp in April 2018. The company is a provider of loyalty and marketing solutions for the restaurant industry. TableUp is highly regarded for its proprietary guest retention solution, which is used by more than 600 restaurants throughout the U.S. and will enable TouchBistro to fully integrate customer loyalty and guest marketing into its all-in-one point-of-sale (POS) and restaurant management platform.
Joe Pignato, CEO of Allied Minds, commented:
"The successful sale of TableUp, especially in today's challenging environment, reinforces our focus on realizing value from our portfolio through well-timed exits that maximize return to our shareholders."
For more information, please contact:
Allied Minds plc
c/o Instinctif Partners
Adrian Duffield / Kay Larsen / Chantal Woolcock
TableUp is a provider of loyalty and marketing solutions for the restaurant industry. TableUp is highly regarded for its proprietary guest retention solution, which is used by more than 600 restaurants throughout the U.S.
TouchBistro is an all-in-one POS that makes running a restaurant easier. The intuitive platform simplifies and streamlines business operations by seamlessly integrating the most essential restaurant tech solutions in one place - including POS, Payments, Reservations, and much more. Designed specifically for restaurants, TouchBistro offers the reliability, functionality and speed that owners and operators need to run a successful restaurant - helping them increase sales, delight guests, and save both time and money. Meaning restaurateurs can spend less time manually connecting the dots and more time connecting communities through great dining experiences. TouchBistro offers in-depth training and free 24/7 technical support to the over 25,000 restaurants it powers worldwide. With offices in Toronto, New York, Austin, Chicago, London, and Mexico City, and having been named the Best Restaurant POS by Business News Daily four years running, TouchBistro is a trusted global leader that is changing the way restaurateurs run their businesses. For more information, visit www.touchbistro.com.
About Allied Minds
Allied Minds plc is an IP commercialisation company focused on early stage company development within the technology sector. With origination relationships that span US federal laboratories, universities, and leading US corporations, Allied Minds historically created, and now manages and funds, a portfolio of companies to generate long-term value for its investors and stakeholders. Based in Boston, Allied Minds supports its businesses with capital, management, expertise and shared services. For more information, please visit www.alliedminds.com.
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