Toronto-based mobile sports app provider theScore Inc (TSX-V: SCR) has completed its previously announced bought deal offering, raising total gross proceeds of over $26.5 million. Canadian venture capital firm Relay Ventures, which has backed theScore since its spin out from Score Media Inc in 2013, invested in the offering. John Levy Family Holdings Ltd also invested. Proceeds of the offering will be used by the company to develop its technology platform, expand sales and marketing efforts, and for general corporate and working capital purposes.
theScore Closes $26.5 million Bought Deal Financing
Underwriters fully exercise over-allotment of 5.16 million units
TORONTO, March 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ – theScore, Inc. (TSX Venture: SCR) (“theScore” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has closed its previously announced short-form prospectus bought deal offering (the “Offering”). The underwriters purchased 39,560,000 units (“Units”) at a price of $0.67 per Unit for gross proceeds of $26,505,200, which included the full exercise of the over-allotment option of 5,160,000 Units. Each unit consists of one Class A Share and one half of one Class A Share purchase warrant. Each whole warrant will entitle the holder thereof to purchase one Class A Share at an exercise price of $1.00 at any time up to 36 months following the closing. The Company has received conditional approval from the TSX Venture Exchange (the “TSXV”) to list the Class A Shares and Warrants on the TSXV. The warrants will trade under the symbol SCR.WT.
John Levy Family Holdings Ltd., Relay Ventures Fund II L.P. and Relay Ventures Parallel Fund II L.P. also participated in the Offering.
The net proceeds from the Offering will be used to support the ongoing development of the Company’s mobile sports apps and the expansion of sales and marketing efforts and for general corporate and working capital purposes.
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 any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful, including the United States. The securities have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “1933 Act”), or any securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States unless registered under the 1933 Act and any applicable securities laws of any state of the United States or an applicable exemption from such registration requirements is available.
About theScore Inc.
theScore, Inc. is an independent creator of mobile-first sports experiences, connecting fans to what they love through an addictive combination of comprehensive and personalized real-time news, scores, stats, alerts and daily fantasy sports contests via its mobile sports platforms ‘theScore,’ ‘theScore eSports,’ ‘ScoreMobileFC’ and ‘Swoopt.’
Forward-looking (safe harbour) statement
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Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
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