OTTAWA, Feb. 13, 2020 ( -- Calian Group Ltd. (“Calian” or the “Company”) (TSX:CGY) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with a syndicate of underwriters led by Desjardins Capital Markets (collectively the “Underwriters”) pursuant to which the Underwriters have agreed to purchase on a bought deal basis 909,100 common shares (the “Common Shares”) at a price of $44.00 per Common Share (the “Offering Price”) for aggregate gross proceeds to Calian of $40,000,400 (the “Offering”).
The Company has granted the Underwriters an option, exercisable, in whole or in part, at any time not later than the 30th day following the closing of the Offering, to purchase up to an additional 15% of the Offering at the Offering Price for market stabilization purposes and to cover over-allotments, if any (the “Over-Allotment Option”). If the Over-Allotment Option is exercised in full, the total gross proceeds of the Offering will be $46,000,460.
The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the Offering to pursue strategic growth initiatives and for general corporate purposes.
“We believe Calian offers a unique value in today’s marketplace: a diversified company, with a long track record of profitable execution, and a focus on organic and acquisitive growth.” said Kevin Ford, CEO of Calian. “This financing will provide the capital required to sustain our profitable, strategic growth momentum”.
The Common Shares will be offered (i) by way of a prospectus supplement (the “Prospectus Supplement”) to Calian’s short form base shelf prospectus dated January 31, 2020, which Prospectus Supplement will be filed with the securities commissions and other similar regulatory authorities in each of the provinces of Canada; (ii) in the United States by way of private placement pursuant to the exemption from registration provided for under Rule 144A of the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended; and (iii) in jurisdictions outside of Canada and the United States as are agreed to by the Company and the Underwriters on a private placement or equivalent basis.
The Offering is expected to close on or about February 25, 2020 (the "Closing Date") and is subject to certain conditions including, but not limited to, the receipt of all necessary approvals, including the approval of the Toronto Stock Exchange.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of the securities in the United States or in any other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. The securities have not been registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and applicable U.S. state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements thereunder.