Samarkand (SMK) IPO Presentation (listing on the Aquis Stock Exchange)

Samarkand (SMK) is to list on the Aquis Stock Exchange on 22nd March, following an oversubscribed raise of £17m, which was scaled up from the original £10m. The fund raise was at an issue price of 115p. Upon admission the company will have a market capitalisation of £59.4m,, with a free float of c44%.

Samarkand are a cross-border eCommerce technology and retail group focusing on connecting Western Brands with China. In this presentation management outline Samarkand’s background, what they do and how they intend to use the funds raised.

00:00 Introduction by Tanith Dodge, Independent Non Exec Chairperson

David Hampstead, Founder & CEO
01:50 History
03:10 About Samarkand
03:55 Team
05:40 Chinese e-commerce space
06:10 The Nomad platform

Simon Smiley, Founder & COO
19:40 Brand partners
19:55 Buy in the West – Build in the East

Eva Hang, CFO
23:30 Financial Highlights
25:50 Use of Funds
26:35 Cap Table

David Hampstead, CEO
27:00 Investment Summary
30: 00 Q&A
52:00 Closing statements

More about Samarkand: SMK is a cross-border eCommerce technology and retail group focusing on connecting Western Brands with China, the world’s largest eCommerce market. The Group has developed a proprietary software platform, the Nomad platform, which is integrated across all necessary touch-points required for eCommerce in China including eCommerce platforms, payments, logistics, social media and customs. The Nomad platform is the foundation on which the Group’s Nomad technology and service solutions are built. The core products include Nomad Checkout, Nomad Storefront, Nomad Commerce, Nomad Distribution and Nomad Analytics.

The Company’s current customer base comprises leading European brands such as 111SKIN, Shay & Blue, Omorovicza, ICONIC London, Philip Kingsley, Temple Spa, Zita West Products and Planet Organic. Samarkand has also successfully grown its own brand, Probio7, acquired in December 2017.

Founded in 2016, Samarkand is headquartered in London, UK with an office in Shanghai employing over 90 staff.

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