Based in Sweden, ÅAC Microtec is a world leader in nanosatellite end-to-end solutions following the January 2018 merger with Clyde Space in Scotland. The merged company also supplies a range of technology components to other small satellite manufacturers globally.
Following the purchase of Clyde Space, ÅAC Microtec is at the forefront of the rapidly growing and revolutionary market for small satellites. As nanosatellite build rates and deployments rise sharply over the next decade, increasing systems supply and platform revenues should be enhanced by operational and service revenues. The new, experienced CEO needs to steer ÅAC Microtec through the ramp up phase. The upgraded listing to the Premier segment of the Nasdaq FN market should improve access to investors. The 2 for 5 rights issue at SEK3 per share to raise gross proceeds of SEK82.5m was oversubscribed and positions the company to take advantage of opportunities in new space as they arise.
Of over 1,000 nanosatellites launched since 1998, AAC Clyde Space is represented on 30–40%. Over the next five years around 3,000 nanosatellites should be launched as technology development extends the applications for low earth orbit (LEO) constellations, especially for communications. AAC Clyde Space has the capacity in Glasgow and Sweden to facilitate such expansion as well as develop a “satellite as a service” offering, while increasing sales of subsystems to third-party satellite providers.