Monday, December 3rd, 2012 - Disruptive Capital / Aura Capital
Disruptive Capital (Disruptive) is the technology focussed arm of boutique advisory and private equity house Aura Capital Group. Disruptive has been appointed by world leading athlete tracking technology provider Catapult Sports to undertake an AUD$7m capital raising. The Disruptive team will be led by Calvin Ng and Eric Chan.

Catapult is a world leader in athlete tracking technology. From the New York Knicks, Dallas Cowboys to the Socceroos the last decade has seen the world’s elite sporting organizations ask Catapult to improve their performance. Catapult’s technology looks past sporting trends, player experience and even salaries, to the cold, hard facts of science. Science tells us when athletes are performing and when they’re not, how to devise game-winning strategies and when to implement them. Most importantly, science never lies.

Using its proprietary and globally patented technology, this science has allowed Catapult to spearhead innovations in player performance-monitoring; such as integrated GPS and inertial sensors, accelerometers, gyroscopes, magnetometers, wireless real time coaching and ball tracking.

In its home market of Australia, Catapult provides services to almost every club in the country's largest professional league, the AFL. Earlier this year Catapult signed an exclusive licence with the CSIRO to further develop and commercialise its WASP tracking technology.

The capital raising will occur in two tranches:
1. A convertible note of up to $2m expected to close in late December 2012.
2. An equity raising of between $3-5m expected to close in Q1 2013.

Catapult is a profitable, rapidly growing businesses and will utilise the funds to build on the success it is achieving in the US and European markets. The capital will be deployed to fund expansion, working capital and further acquisition opportunities.

“Catapult is a true world leader in a market that is still in its infancy. Its patented technology has the potential to truly disrupt elite and sub-elite sport globally, a process it in fact initiated some years ago. By dominating the elite market it also stands as the front runner to apply its intellectual property in the consumer space. We look forward to working to Catapult and supporting their astonishing growth and innovation,” Mr Ng concluded.

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Disruptive Capital / Aura Capital


Aura Capital is a boutique corporate advisory and private equity house focussed on early stage and SME businesses in the retail financial services, resources and digital sector. The firm operates out of offices in Sydney and Melbourne, Australia and Singapore.
Calvin Ng
P: 0451111222
W: www.auracapital.com.au

Catapult Sports


Catapult is a world leader in athlete tracking technology. From the New York Knicks, Dallas Cowboys to the Socceroos the last decade has seen the world’s elite sporting organizations ask Catapult to improve their performance. Using its proprietary and globally patented technology,Catapult has spearheaded innovations in player performance-monitoring; such as integrated GPS and inertial sensors, accelerometers, gyroscopes, magnetometers, wireless real time coaching and ball tracking.
Dr. Adir Shiffman
P: 0411 746464
W: www.catapultsports.com/us/

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