Shore Capital acts as Nomad & Joint Broker on acquisition of BGP Escape and £1.4m placing for Escape Hunt

Escape Hunt, a global leader in the growing escape rooms sector, has conditionally agreed terms to acquire its French master franchise partner, BGP Escape, with Shore Capital acting as Nomad & Joint Broker.

In connection with the proposed acquisition, Escape Hunt has also announced a firm placing of 8,036,904 new ordinary shares of 1.25p each at 17.5 pence per share to raise approximately £1.4m before expenses.

The proposed acquisition is expected to close within the coming weeks, subject to completion of due diligence, finalisation of contracts and compliance with local law requirements. On completion of the proposed acquisition, the total number of Escape Hunt owner-operated sites will increase to 17.

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Shore Capital +44 (0) 20 7408 4090

Corporate Broking: Fiona Conroy

Corporate Advisory: Tom Griffiths / David Coaten

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Adele Gilbert:  +44 (0)74 8477 8331

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