SEZ TECHNOPOLIS MOSCOW RESIDENT PUBLISHES BONDS ON MOSCOW STOCK EXCHANGE

SEZ Technopolis Moscow resident NexTouch has published bonds on Moscow Stock Exchange, the pilot issue amounted to 300 million rubles. The company is to bring up to 10 billion rubles within ten years. The company will allocate these funds to financially support minor projects dedicated to interactive equipment as announced by Alexander Prokhorov, Head of the Department for Investment and Industrial policy of Moscow.

"More than 30 enterprises work in the microelectronics, optics, robotics, and industrial automation cluster in the SEZ of Moscow. They have created more than 5,000 jobs. NexTouch company is among them, being an interactive equipment developer. The company has entered the public debt market for the first time. They will be able to use the funds raised for its further manufacturing improvement: for the modern technological equipment purchase and new export products development," Alexander Prokhorov said.

NexTouch makes more than 30 different types of high-tech devices, interactive panels are the main product. The company received its SEZ Technopolis Moscow resident status in 2017, and the production is deployed on 1.6 thousand square meters at the Pechatniki site.

"It is a modern infrastructure and convenient logistics of the SEZ that help the company lead on the Russian market of interactive technologies. It is, by the way, developed for many other things, for instance, for inclusive education and national projects of the Russian Federation. The company's portfolio includes 12 registered patents covering nanotechnology, software, and hardware solutions for people with disabilities," said Gennady Degtev, CEO of the SEZ of Moscow.

Before securities issue registrations, there was a long preparation and verification of financial indicators. On the first day of trading on the Moscow Exchange, the company sold securities worth 210 million rubles.

"Entering the Stock Exchange is an important stage for the company. Our development plans are aimed at IPO in the next 5 years. Therefore, it is crucial to gain experience with exchange instruments. The company is constantly growing, the turnover for the first nine months of this year significantly exceeded the rate for the entire previous year. The revenue counting 10 billion rubles will let us know if we are ready to publicly share the company’s offering," said Vladimir Krikushenko, CEO of NexTouch.

Earlier in 2021, Biforkom Tech, the resident of SEZ Technopolis Moscow, placed three-year bonds totaling 250 million rubles on the Moscow Exchange. The company is planning to use the raised funds to develop the production of IT and telecommunications equipment. 

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