Audioboom (AIM: BOOM), the leading global podcast company, announces that it has been notified that, on 2 December, Nicholas Candy purchased 45,000 ordinary shares in the Company (“Ordinary Shares”) at 1000 pence per Ordinary Share.
Following this purchase, Nicholas Candy is, directly and indirectly, interested in a total of 2,322,602 Ordinary Shares, which is equivalent to 14.75 per cent. of the Company’s total issued ordinary share capital.
Of these, 2,197,602 Ordinary Shares are held by Candy Ventures sarl, of which Nicholas Candy is a 90 per cent. shareholder. Candy Ventures sarl is a person closely associated with Steven Smith, a non-executive director of the Company, who is a person discharging managerial responsibilities.
The FCA notification, made in accordance with the requirements of the UK Market Abuse Regulation, is appended below.
Audioboom Group plc
Tel: +44(0)300 303 3765
Stuart Last, Chief Executive Officer
Brad Clarke, Chief Financial Officer
Audioboom is a global leader in podcasting – our shows are downloaded more than 100 million times each month by 30 million unique listeners around the world. Audioboom is ranked as the fourth largest podcast publisher in the US by Triton Digital.
Audioboom’s ad-tech and monetisation platform underpins a scalable content business that provides commercial services for a premium network of 250 top tier podcasts, with key partners including ‘Casefile True Crime’ (US), ‘Morbid’ (US), ‘True Crime Obsessed’ (US), ‘The Morning Toast’ (US), ‘No Such Thing As A Fish’ (UK), and ‘The Cycling Podcast’ (UK).
Audioboom Studios is home to a slate of content developed and produced by Audioboom including ‘Dark Air with Terry Carnation’, ‘F1: Beyond The Grid’, ‘RELAX!’, ‘Covert’, ‘It’s Happening with Snooki & Joey’, ‘Mafia’, ‘Huddled Masses’ and ‘What Makes A Killer’.
Audioboom operates internationally, with operations and global partnerships across North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. The platform allows content to be distributed via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Pandora, Amazon Music, Deezer, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, RadioPublic, Saavn, Stitcher, Facebook and Twitter as well as a partner’s own websites and mobile apps.