TORONTO, Aug. 28, 2018 /CNW/ – Galaxy Digital Holdings Ltd. (TSXV: GLXY) (“Galaxy Digital” or the “Company”), a diversified, multi-service merchant bank dedicated to the digital assets and blockchain technology industry, released Galaxy Digital LP’s financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2018 (“Q2 2018” or “the second quarter”), as well as corporate updates through the date of this press release. All figures are in U.S. Dollars unless otherwise noted.
“I am pleased with the progress Galaxy Digital has made in building a world-class firm and the work we’ve done to help institutionalize the digital assets industry,” said Galaxy Digital CEO and Founder, Michael Novogratz. “We remain laser focused on scaling our core businesses and identifying strategic opportunities to expand our global footprint.”
- On July 31, 2018, the Company announced the completion of its previously announced Arrangement Transaction whereby Galaxy Digital LP and First Coin Capital Corp. (“First Coin”) combined to form Galaxy Digital Holdings LP (“GDH LP”), an operating partnership managed by the principals of Galaxy Digital LP. In this transaction, Bradmer Pharmaceuticals Inc. acquired and holds a minority investment in the operating partnership, and upon completion of the Arrangement, changed its name to Galaxy Digital Holdings Ltd. and resumed an active public listing on the TSX Venture Exchange (“TSXV”). On August 1, 2018, shares of the Company began trading on TSXV under the ticker GLXY.
- The Company continues to focus on expanding its team with experienced industry executives with deep institutional expertise spanning technology, investing, advisory, asset management and trading. As part of these efforts, Galaxy Digital is pleased to announce the appointment of Julie Coin as Chief Operating Officer, effective September 4, 2018. Ms. Coin has extensive operational experience working with numerous financial institutions such as E*TRADE, Deutsche Bank and Merrill Lynch, as well as firms dedicated to the digital assets sector. In conjunction with this appointment and the continued build-out of the Company, Richard Kim will be shifting his time to strategic projects and business development efforts across the firm.
Select Financial Highlights (Q2 2018)
- On February 7, 2018, the Company entered into a $100 million revolving Loan Agreement (the “RLA”) with Galaxy Group Investments LLC (“GGI”) as a source of additional capital to fund its operations and prospective investments until such time that the plan of arrangement among Bradmer, Galaxy Digital and First Coin (the “Arrangement”) is complete. On June 13, 2018, the RLA was upsized by $30 million to $130 million. As of June 30, 2018, the Company owed an aggregate principal amount of $109.4 million under the RLA. Upon closing of the Arrangement, the Company repaid the entire principal balance and accrued interest outstanding under the RLA.
- Cash and partners’ capital stood at $30.4 million and $204.7 million, respectively, as of June 30, 2018. Additionally, the Company had nearly $110 million of liquid digital assets which can be converted into cash on a short-term basis.
- As of June 30, 2018, digital assets and investments totaled $313.4 million, largely a result of $46.6 million of unrealized appreciation during the quarter.
- Partners’ capital increased $35.0 million to $204.7 million as of June 30, 2018, representing a more than 20% increase during the quarter. This compares to increases (decreases) of (4.1%), (8.2%) and 14.9% for the cryptocurrency market capitalization, bitcoin, and ether prices, respectively, over the same time period (Source: coinmarketcap.com).
- As of June 30, 2018, pro forma equity after giving effect to the Arrangement is approximately $442 million, as compared to $406 million as of March 31, 2018.
In connection with a staff review, the Ontario Securities Commission (the “OSC”) staff requested additional disclosure in connection with the Galaxy Digital LP’s management discussion and analysis (“MD&A”) for the three months ended March 31, 2018. The additional disclosure does not impact current or prior financial figures. OSC staff requested the additional disclosure in accordance with the general objectives of MD&A as discussed in Part 1 of Form 51-102F1 in order to provide further information to investors about the quality and potential variability of Galaxy Digital LP’s profit or loss and cash flow, specifically with respect to the realized and unrealized gains or losses on digital assets and investments. Galaxy Digital will enhance its MD&A disclosure to include the following information: additional information regarding new material investments; information regarding the ten largest investments by fair value, including the cost and fair value of such investments; a breakdown of the cost and fair value of net digital assets categorized by market capitalization and accompanied by narrative discussion; and information regarding select digital assets by fair value, including the quantity, cost and fair value of such digital asset.