Tilray (NASDAQ:TLRY) priced and updated the offering of convertible senior notes of the company.
As quoted in the press release:
Tilray, a global leader in cannabis research, cultivation, production and distribution, today announced the pricing of US$450 million aggregate principal amount of Convertible Senior Notes due 2023 (the “notes”) in a private placement to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). Any notes sold in Canada will only be sold to accredited investors pursuant to an exemption from the prospectus requirements of Canadian securities laws. Tilray also granted the initial purchasers of the notes an option to purchase up to an additional US$67.5 million aggregate principal amount of notes. The offering was upsized from the previously announced US$400 million aggregate principal amount.
The sale of the notes to the initial purchasers is expected to settle on October 10, 2018, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, and is expected to result in approximately US$435.0 million in net proceeds to Tilray (or approximately US$500.5 million if the initial purchasers exercise their option to purchase additional notes in full) after deducting the initial purchasers’ discount and estimated offering expenses payable by Tilray.
Tilray intends to use the net proceeds from this offering for working capital, future acquisitions and general corporate purposes, and to repay the approximately US$9.1 million existing mortgage related to its facility in Nanaimo, British Columbia.