ATLANTA, Dec. 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American Virtual Cloud Technologies, Inc. (“AVCtechnologies” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: AVCT) today announced that it has entered into a securities purchase agreement for a sale of equity securities to an institutional investor. The initial gross proceeds from the current sale will total $25 million, and combined with the November equity raise, may provide up to approximately $76 million of gross cash proceeds to the company in aggregate, if and when all warrants issued pursuant to the transactions are fully exercised.
AVCtechnologies previously announced a strategic focus on acquisitions and organic growth in its cloud technologies business and to explore strategic opportunities for its IT solutions business, including the planned divestiture of Computex Technology Group (“Computex”). The Company expects that the latest placement and expected proceeds from its proposed disposition of Computex will fully fund the Company’s current growth plan through 2022 and completely eliminate its debt.
“The newly issued shares of common and preferred stock which result from these placements allow for a broader base of non-affiliated shareholders, which we believe will create a better trading environment for our investors and improved liquidity in the marketplace,” said Darrell J. Mays, CEO of AVCtechnologies. “We look forward to deploying these resources and employing our industry-leading suite of products and services to achieve our previously announced revenue guidance.”
Larry Mock, AVCtechnologies’ Board Chair, said, “This investment will not only strengthen AVCtechnologies’ balance sheet but will also improve its agility in the market. I continue to have the utmost conviction in AVCtechnologies’ growth prospects.”
AVCtechnologies delivers a full suite of cloud-based Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) capabilities to its cloud customers through its carrier-grade Kandy Business Solutions including Cloud PBX, Smart Office UC Clients, Collaboration, Contact Center, and SIP Trunks. The projected annual growth of the Kandy Business Unit comes as a result of deeper penetration by existing enterprise customers including IBM, AT&T, and Etisalat and expansion into new customer relationships.
About American Virtual Cloud Technologies, Inc.
American Virtual Cloud Technologies, Inc. (“AVCtechnologies”; Nasdaq: AVCT) is a premier global IT solutions provider offering a comprehensive bundle of services including unified cloud communications, managed services, cybersecurity, and enhanced connectivity. Our mission is to provide global technology solutions with a superior customer experience. In 2020, American Virtual Cloud Technologies, Inc., acquired Computex Technology Group and Kandy Communications. For more information, visit https://www.avctechnologies.com.
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Actual events and circumstances are difficult or impossible to predict and will differ from assumptions. Many actual events and circumstances are beyond the control of the Company. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including changes in the Company’s clients’ preferences, prospects and the competitive conditions prevailing in the industries in which the Company operates; the Company’s substantial indebtedness; risks associated with the potential effects of COVID-19 on the Company’s business; risks that the recently-acquired Kandy Communications business will not be integrated successfully; ability to retain key personnel; the potential impact of consummation of the Kandy Communications acquisition on relationships with third parties, including customers, employees and competitors; conditions in the capital markets; and those factors discussed in the Company’s amended annual report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on May 14, 2021 under the heading “Risk Factors,” and other documents of the Company filed, or to be filed, with the SEC. If the risks materialize or assumptions prove incorrect, actual results could differ materially from the results implied by these forward-looking statements. There may be additional risks that the Company presently does not know or that the Company currently believes are immaterial that could also cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements. In addition, forward-looking statements reflect the Company’s expectations, plans or forecasts of future events and views as of the date of this report. The Company anticipates that subsequent events and developments will cause its assessments to change. However, while the Company may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing the Company’s assessments as of any date subsequent to the date of this document. Accordingly, undue reliance should not be placed upon the forward-looking statements.