Shore Capital acts as Nomad and Broker on Escape Hunt plc’s oversubscribed £15m proposed fundraising

Escape Hunt plc (“Escape Hunt”), a leading operator of escape rooms in the fast-growing experiential leisure sector, has successfully raised £15.0 million via an oversubscribed placing, with Shore Capital acting as Nomad and Broker. The Company also announced the proposed acquisition of Boom Battle Bars, a fast growing experiential leisure business combining competitive socialising activities with cocktails and street food, for a total consideration of £17.38 million, which is subject to shareholder approval at a general meeting to be held on 22 November 2021. In addition, the Company is making an open offer to shareholders to raise up to an additional £2.2 million.

The net proceeds of the proposed fundraising will be used to pay for the cash element of the consideration payable for the proposed acquisition of Boom Battle Bars, for operational improvements/integration of Boom Battle Bars, for new Escape Hunt and Boom Battle Bars sites, to fund the costs and expenses of the acquisition and for general working capital purposes.

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Corporate Advisory: Tom Griffiths / David Coaten / James O’Neill

Corporate Broking: Fiona Conroy

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