Pender Growth Fund Inc. (the “Company” or “PTF”) is pleased to report that long time holding D-Wave Systems Inc. (“D-Wave”) has announced that it has entered into a definitive transaction agreement with DPCM Capital, Inc. (“DPCM Capital”) (NYSE: XPOA), a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company.
This is exciting news for D-Wave, the leader in quantum computing systems, software, and services, and the only provider building both annealing and gate-model quantum computers. The transaction will enable D-Wave to accelerate the adoption of quantum computing in key segments, including manufacturing, logistics, pharmaceuticals, finance, and government, further enhancing D-Wave’s leadership in commercial quantum computing.
D-Wave expects the transaction to close in the second quarter of 2022, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, including the approval of the shareholders of DPCM Capital. The transaction values D-Wave at an equity value of approximately US$1.2 billion. PTF holds shares of D-Wave directly and owns 97% of Pender Private Investments Inc. which also holds shares of D-Wave. If successfully completed at the current terms, the Reporting NAV of PTF would increase by approximately CAD$6.4 million. There are currently 7,610,629 shares of PTF issued and outstanding, and the increase would represent approximately CAD$0.85 per PTF share.
This transaction strengthens D-Wave’s impact as a center of Canadian quantum computing innovation and technology and is expected to accelerate its ability to expand quantum computing to innovative commercial quantum solutions for enterprises.
A news release issued by D-Wave provides further information and can be found at the following link:
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