LONDON, Oct. 14, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) (“VivoPower” or the “Company”), an international battery technology, electric vehicle, solar and critical power services company, today announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 2,941,176 of its ordinary shares at a price to the public of $8.50 per share. Gross proceeds, before underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses, are expected to be approximately $25.0 million. Maxim Group LLC is acting as sole book-running manager for the offering.
In addition, VivoPower has granted the underwriters a 45-day option to purchase up to an additional 441,176 of its ordinary shares at the public offering price less underwriting discounts and commissions. The offering is expected to close on or about October 19, 2020, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
VivoPower intends to use the net proceeds from the offering, together with its existing cash and cash equivalents, to fund working capital needs in connection with the expansion of its operations to the commercial electric vehicle segment, including $4.7 million to fund its acquisition of Tembo e-LV B.V., and for working capital and other general corporate purposes.
The offering is being conducted pursuant to the Company's registration statement on Form F-1 (File No. 333-248761) previously filed with and subsequently declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). A prospectus relating to the offering will be filed with the SEC and will be available on the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov. Electronic copies of the prospectus relating to this offering, when available, may be obtained from Maxim Group LLC, 405 Lexington Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10174, at (212) 895-3745.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or other jurisdiction.
VivoPower is an international battery technology, electric vehicle, solar and critical power services company whose core purpose is to deliver sustainable energy solutions to its customers. VivoPower is a certified B Corporation and has operations in Australia, Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom.
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