Context

Canatu develops and manufactures innovative 3D formable and bendable films and touch surfaces that enable unprecedented design freedom and enhanced user experiences for automotive and consumer electronics applications.

Their technology sits at the heart of transformations currently impacting a range of industries, including automotive, connected devices, entertainment and wearables. The emerging automated, digital and connected world requires new forms of human-machine communication that are interactive, intuitive, and seamless.

Founded in Finland in 2004, Canatu works with some of the world’s leading automotive suppliers and has numerous design wins for next generation products in consumer electronics.

This capital raise will enable Canatu to increase its innovation lead, broaden its global presence, and scale-up in order to meet growing market demand.

About Canatu

Canatu develops and manufactures innovative 3D formable and stretchable films and touch sensors that enable unprecedented design freedom and raise user experiences to the next level for touch devices. Based on proprietary technology, these transparent and conductive films can be integrated into plastic, glass, textile or leather, enabling 3D touch displays, smart switches and other intuitive user interfaces. Canatu supplies these unique CNB™ films and touch sensors to touch module vendors and OEM’s in several industries, including automotive and consumer electronics. Canatu is headquartered in Finland, with sales locations in Europe, US, China and Taiwan, Japan and Korea. Canatu – Shaping surfaces into experiences.

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About Denso

Denso Corp., headquartered in Kariya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan, is a leading global automotive supplier of advanced technology, systems and components in the areas of thermal, powertrain control, electronics and information and safety. Its customers include all the world's major carmakers. Worldwide, the company has more than 200 subsidiaries and affiliates in 38 countries and regions (including Japan) and employs more than 150,000 people. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017, totaled US$40.4 billion. Last fiscal year, Denso spent 9.0 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development. Denso common stock is traded on the Tokyo and Nagoya stock exchanges.

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About Ascend Capital Partners

Ascend Capital Partners is a leading China-focused financial firm committed to providing world-class corporate finance services to top Chinese corporations as well as foreign multinationals seeking to establish or expand their presence in China. Through its private equity investment branch, Ascend Capital Partners provides growth capital to emerging enterprises.

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About Faurecia

Founded in 1997, Faurecia has grown to become a major player in the global automotive industry. With 330 sites including 30 R&D centers, 100,000 employees in 34 countries, Faurecia is now a global leader in its three areas of business: automotive seating, interior systems and clean mobility. Faurecia has focused its technology strategy on providing solutions for smart life on board and sustainable mobility. In 2016, the Group posted total sales of €18.7 billion. Faurecia is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange and trades in the US over-the-counter (OTC) market.

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Falk Müller-Veerse

Investment Banking

Berk Kirca

Investment Banking

Jay Marathe

Investment Banking

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