~Year to date gains total $1.4M on five exits, after including the $350,000 gain from this facility~
VANCOUVER, BC – October 6, 2020 – TIMIA Capital Corporation (“TIMIA” or the “Company”) (TSX-V:TCA/OTC: TIMCF) announced today that its financing facility for FormHero Inc. (“FormHero”), of Toronto, Ontario has been paid out. Originally announced in October 2018, the FormHero facility has paid TIMIA $1.75 million, in a combination of return of principal and interest payments over the term of its facility. The buyout of this financing is expected to generate a gain of approximately $350,000 which will positively impact the Company’s Q4 2020 consolidated results. After including this gain, the investment in FormHero has generated an internal rate of return of > 30% after inclusion of the buyout gain.
Of the $1.4 million in total gains on a year-to-date basis, approximately $570,000 is attributable to common shareholders, or approximately $0.01 per share, related to these gains alone. The gains attributable to common shareholders is based upon the portions of these loans held directly by TIMIA, portions of these loans held by TIMIA indirectly through its Limited Partnerships (“LP”), and the share of profit earned by TIMIA under the terms of the LP Agreement.
“FormHero is the fifth exit for TIMIA in fiscal 2020 and another indication of the robust marketplace for SaaS companies and their growth potential,” said Mike Walkinshaw, CEO of TIMIA. “The software sector has remained relatively strong this year, despite the economic implications of the COVID-19 pandemic. This has resulted in continued strong financing activity in our target space and TIMIA has seen these gains, an expected part of our model, as a result. The portion of the gains attributable to our common shareholders further support TIMIA’s non-dilutive financing model.”
FormHero is a data collection platform that helps enterprise organizations turn their internal and customer-facing processes into dynamic, user-friendly smart forms. We enable organizations to rapidly digitize legacy and paper-based processes in order to provide the experience their clients desire without the need to overhaul expensive back-office systems. With FormHero, information is validated in real-time to ensure accuracy and then automatically translated into any/all of the required documents or integrations to power the process behind the scenes. Best of all, FormHero never persists any customers information; providing enterprises with the simplicity and scale of a cloud-based solution with the security and regulatory requirements of an on-prem installation. For more information about FormHero, please visit www.formhero.com
About TIMIA Capital Corporation
TIMIA Capital Corporation is a specialty finance company that provides growth capital to technology companies in exchange for payments based on monthly revenue. This alternative financing option complements both debt and equity financing, while allowing entrepreneurs and existing stakeholders to retain ownership and control of their business. TIMIA’s singular focus is the fast growing, global, business-to-business Software-as-a-Service (or SaaS) segment. We align ourselves with entrepreneurial management teams growing their sales from $1 Million to $10 Million in Annual Recurring Revenue. For more information about TIMIA Capital Corporation, please visit www.timiacapital.com
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Mike Walkinshaw, CEO
TIMIA Capital Corporation
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