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EPIC: DCTA
Market: AIM
52-week High/Low: 73.00p / 37.00p
Sector: Manufacturing
Market Cap: 31.95M

Directa Plus is one of the largest producers and suppliers worldwide of graphene-based products for use in consumer and industrial products.

Our graphene-based products are natural, chemical-free and sustainably produced. They are found in commercial applications such as smart textiles, tyres, composite materials and environmental solutions, and they’re suitable for many other uses as...

Directa Plus PLC

www.directa-plus.com

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Corporate Overview

Directa Plus has developed a proprietary scalable, modular manufacturing process to produce and supply high quality engineered graphene materials – marketed under its ‘Graphene Plus’ (G+) brand – which can be used by third parties in a wide variety of industrial and commercial applications. The production facility is capable of producing up to 30 tonnes per annum of graphene-based products, which the Directors believe is the largest European pristine graphene nanoplatelets production plant.

Our graphene products have already been incorporated into various commercial applications in the smart textiles, elastomers, composite materials and environmental sectors. Key customers include Vittoria, which has incorporated Directa Plus’ graphene technology to produce high-performance bicycle tyres and wheels, and Colmar, the high-end Italian sportswear and activewear company, that has produced a graphene-enhanced range of clothing which includes ski suits now being worn in competitions by the French national ski team.

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Applications

How does G+ enhance the performance of consumer and industrial products?

Depending on the application, products that contain G+ may be stronger, more absorbent, able to conduct heat and electricity, or enjoy properties such as a barrier effect, low friction and better resistance to wear.

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Sir Peter Middleton - Non-Executive Chairman

Sir Peter Middleton GCB is Chairman of Burford Capital, the Resort Group and Hamilton Ventures. He was Chairman of Marsh Ltd between 2005 and 2013, UK Chairman of Marsh & McLennan Companies between 2007 and 2014 and Chairman of Mercer Ltd between 2009 and 2014.

 

Giulio Cesareo - CEO and Founder

Giulio Cesareo is one of the founders of Directa Plus. He began his professional career in 1982 in Italy working for Falck and Techint. From 1986 to 2004, he worked in the carbon and graphite field for Union Carbide, UCAR and Graftech

 

Marco Ferrari - Chief Financial Officer
Prior to joining Directa Plus, Marco was a financial advisor at EY, involved in several M&A transactions, with a focus on energy, renewable energy and oil & gas industries.

 

David Gann - Non-Executive Director

David Gann CBE CEng FICE FCGI is a renowned expert on technological innovation and an accomplished business and academic leader. He is Imperial College London’s Vice-President (Innovation) and member of the College’s Executive Board.

Neil Warner - Non-Executive Director

Neil Warner has strong financial and managerial experience in multi-national businesses. He is the senior independent director and chairman of the audit committee at Trifast plc and he is also a non-executive director of Vectura Group plc.

 

Luca Lodi-Rizzini - Non-Executive Director

Luca Lodi-Rizzini is both Head of Institutional Equity Derivatives Sales and Head of Delta One Sales for Europe at Credit Suisse, which is one of the leading firms in the market for Delta One products. Having joined Credit Suisse in 2004, Luca was previously a Senior Equities Portfolio Manager at Eurizon Capital.

 

Richard Hickinbotham - Non-Executive Director

Richard Hickinbotham is an experienced City professional having served as Head of Equity Research at Cantor Fitzgerald Europe and Charles Stanley. Prior to this, he held a number of senior positions at Investec, including Global Head of Research and Co-Head of Investment Banking. He has also served as Head of Pan-European Small and Midcap Research at S.G. Warburg & Co. (acquired by UBS). Richard is currently a Non-executive Director of AB Dynamics plc. Richard holds a BSc. in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College, and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.

 

Significant Shareholders

The following hold 3% or more of the ordinary share capital of Directa Plus plc.

Shareholder Number of Ordinary Shares Percentage of Issued Ordinary Share Capital
Dompè Group 5,126,666 11.60%
Quadrivio Capital SGR 4,931,933 11.16%
Unicorn Asset Management 4,000,000 9.05%
Galbiga Immobiliare S.r.l.* 3,176,391 7.18%
Finanziaria Le Perray S.p.A. 2,254,754 5.10%
William David Cate 1,885,480 4.26%
Robert Angelo Mercuri 1,885,480 4.26%
Paul Calarco 1,885,480 4.26%
  1. * Galbiga Immobiliare S.r.l. is a company owned and controlled by Giulio Cesareo, the CEO of Directa Plus

Last update: 07/03/18

 

DIRECTA PLUS S.p.A.

c/o Parco Scientifico di ComoNExT

Via Cavour 2

22074 Lomazzo (Co) – Italy

Email: [email protected]

Fax: +39 02 93664293

Enquiries: +39 02 36714400

Nominated Adviser & Broker

Cantor Fitzgerald Europe
One Churchill Place
Canary Wharf
London E14 5RB
United Kingdom

 

Legal Advisers (as to English law)

Fox Williams LLP
10 Finsbury Square
London EC2A 1AF
United Kingdom

 

Legal Advisers (as to Italian Law)

Bird & Bird LLP
Via Borgogna 8
20122, Milan
Italy

 

Auditors & Reporting Accountants

BDO LLP
55 Baker Street
London W1U 7EU
United Kingdom

 

Registrars

Link Asset Services
The Registry
34 Beckenham Road
Beckenham
Kent BR3 4TU
United Kingdom

 

Company Secretary 

Marco Ferrari

 

Financial PR Adviser

Luther Pendragon Ltd
Second Floor
48 Gracechurch Street
London EC3V 0EJ
United Kingdom

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