Wishpond Announces Closing of $8.05 Million Bought Deal Public Offering
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VANCOUVER, BC, Feb. 5, 2021 /CNW/ – Wishpond Technologies Ltd. (TSXV: WISH) ("Wishpond" or the "Company"), a provider of marketing-focused online business solutions, is pleased to announce that it has closed its previously announced bought deal prospectus offering of 4.6 million common shares of the Company at a price of $1.75 per share for gross proceeds of $8.05 million (the "Offering"), which includes the exercise in full of the underwriters' over-allotment option. The Offering was led by Beacon Securities Limited as lead underwriter and sole bookrunner, on behalf of a syndicate of underwriters, including PI Financial Corp., Desjardins Securities Inc., Haywood Securities Inc. and Paradigm Capital Inc. (collectively, the "Underwriters").
The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the Offering for strategic acquisitions, including the related transaction costs, and for working capital and general corporate purposes. For more information, please see the final short form prospectus of the Company dated February 1, 2021 (the "Final Prospectus"), posted on the Company’s SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com.
In consideration for the services provided by the Underwriters in connection with the Offering, the Company paid the Underwriters a commission equal to 7% of the gross proceeds raised under the Offering and issued to the Underwriters an aggregate of 313,766 non-transferable compensation options (the "Compensation Options"), which represents 7% of the number of common shares sold under the Offering, in each case subject to reduction as disclosed in the Final Prospectus. Each Compensation Option is exercisable into one common share of the Company at the Offering Price, subject to adjustments in certain events, until February 5, 2023.
The securities have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act") or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold within the United States (as such term is defined in Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act) unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or an exemption from such registration is available. This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities in the United States. This news 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 any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.
WISHPOND TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
Per: "Ali Tajskandar"
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
About Wishpond Technologies Ltd.
Based out of Vancouver, British Columbia, Wishpond is a provider of marketing focused online business solutions. Wishpond's vision is to become the leading provider of digital marketing solutions that empower entrepreneurs to achieve success online. The Company offers an "all-in-one" marketing suite that provides companies with marketing, promotion, lead generation and sales conversion capabilities from one integrated platform. Wishpond replaces entire marketing functions in an easy-to-use product, for a fraction of the cost. Wishpond serves over 2,000 customers who are primarily small-to-medium size businesses (SMBs) in a wide variety of industries. The Company has developed cutting edge marketing technology solutions and continues to add new features and applications with great velocity. The Company employs a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) business model where substantially all the Company's revenue is subscription-based recurring revenue which provides excellent revenue predictability and cash flow visibility. Wishpond is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the ticker "WISH". For further information, visit: www.wishpond.com.
For further information:
Pardeep S. Sangha, Investor Relations, Wishpond Technologies Ltd., firstname.lastname@example.org, 604-572-6392
Ali Tajskandar, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Wishpond Technologies Ltd., email@example.com, 1-800-921-0167 ext 727
This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities in any jurisdiction. Any securities referred to herein have not been, nor will they be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States or to a U.S. Person absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and applicable state securities laws.
Investors are cautioned that, except as disclosed in the disclosure document, any information released or received with respect to the Company may not be accurate or complete and should not be relied upon. Trading in securities of the Company should be considered highly speculative.
Forward Looking Statements
This news release contains forward-looking information, which involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual events to differ materially from current expectations. Important factors – including, but not limited to, the availability of funds, acceptance of the Company's products, competition and general market conditions – that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company's expectations are disclosed in the Company's documents filed on SEDAR (see www.sedar.com). Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation, except to the extent required by law, to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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