Investor Relations

Description of Business & Investing Policy

Adamas Finance Asia focuses on funding growth capital to SMEs predominately in Greater China to meet the underserved financing needs of such enterprises across various industries. Our investment strategy consists of collateralized lending, structured finance, and strategic finance. We focus predominantly on asset backed structures to generate equity upside with credit-like downside protection.

Adamas Finance Asia is supported by Adamas Asset Management, which runs various credit strategy funds and has won the prestigious Acquisition International Magazine’s award (in collaboration with Preqin) – 2013 Best Asia Mezzanine Fund of the Year. Adamas Asset Management has also been nominated as Asia Lender of the Year by Private Debt Investor (PDI) magazine in 2013.

Adamas is the Greek word for diamond. Diamond is the most structurally robust and strong natural resource. It signifies longevity, durability, safety, not to mention rarity, exclusivity and value. These values are key attributes and reflect the philosophy of our organization.

We have elected to be regulated as a London AIM listed vehicle, under AIM rule 26. Our common stock is publicly traded on AIM, London Stock Exchange, under the ticker symbol “ADAM”.

The Board of Adamas Finance Asia works together with Adamas Asset Management, a company with a Securities & Futures Commission Type 9 (Asset Management) license in Hong Kong, to execute our investment strategy.

Investing Policy

- The transactions will be structured as senior debt, bridge loans, mezzanine finance and other types of structured private financing.

- Target companies will be SMEs in Asia with a focus on Greater China.

- The Company is generally sector agnostic, but will focus on agriculture, clean energy, consumer, food and beverage, healthcare, new materials, real estate and resources.

- The average maturity of the transactions will range from 6 to 24 months.

- Each new asset will have a targeted internal rate of return of 20 per cent. per annum.

- The investment in each new asset will not represent more than 20 per cent. of the Company’s net asset value immediately following the transaction.

- The Company has an indefinite life and is targeting both capital and income returns over time for its Shareholders.

- Assets will be managed actively, including through appropriate investor protections which will be negotiated on each transaction.

- The Company will not use debt to finance individual investments, but may take on debt at the Company-level with no specific limit.

- The Company is designed for investors seeking exposure to yield-producing investment opportunities in Asia.

The objective of the Investing Policy will be to develop the Company into a diversified non-bank financial institution providing credit and structured finance lending in Asia. The Board believes that the Company will benefit from the arbitrage present in the system whereby SMEs are finding it difficult to access credit from traditional bank channels.

The Board wishes to support the entrepreneurs of these underserved SMEs and participate in their expansion. Through the above commitment, the Board intends to assist in the creation of jobs, enhance corporate governance and serve as a financing bridge between the high growth markets in Greater China and the rest of the world.

The Board believes that the Company will be well positioned to gain access to these Greater China financing opportunities caused by the current substantial, unmet financing requirement for private enterprises, through the regional networks for deal origination to which both the current Company and Adamas have access. The Investing Policy may only be varied materially by consent of the Shareholders in a general meeting.