Goodfood Announces Bought Deal Financing to Invest in Automation, Expand Production Capacity in Western Canada and Scale-Up New Product Categories
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MONTREAL, Feb. 06, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Goodfood Market Corp. (the “Company”) (TSX:FOOD) announced today that it has entered into an agreement with a syndicate of underwriters led by GMP Securities L.P. (the “Lead Underwriter”, and collectively with the syndicate of underwriters, the “Underwriters”), pursuant to which the Underwriters have agreed to purchase, on a bought deal basis pursuant to the filing of a short form prospectus, from the Company 5,714,286 common shares of the Company (the “Treasury Shares”), and from the Selling Shareholders (as defined below), an aggregate of 1,428,571 common shares of the Company (the “Secondary Shares”, and collectively with the Treasury Shares, the “Offered Shares”), representing less than 5% of their combined holdings, for an aggregate of 7,142,857 Offered Shares at a price of $3.50 per Offered Share (the “Offering Price”) for gross proceeds of approximately $25 million (the “Offering”).
The Underwriters have also been granted an option (the “Over-Allotment Option”), exercisable in whole or in part and from time to time, at any time until 30 days after the closing date of the Offering, to purchase from the Company up to an additional 857,143 Treasury Shares at the Offering Price and from Jonathan Ferrari, Neil Cuggy and Raffi Krikorian, or their respective holding companies (collectively, the “Selling Shareholders”) up to an aggregate of 214,286 Secondary Shares, for additional gross proceeds of up to approximately $3,000,000 to the Company and $750,001 to the Selling Shareholders. If the Over-Allotment Option is exercised by the Underwriters in full, aggregate gross proceeds of the Offering (including the Over-Allotment Option) will be approximately $28.75 million.
The Offered Shares will be offered by way of a short form prospectus to be filed in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Québec. The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the Offering of Treasury Shares for investments in automation, the expansion of Western Canada’s production capacity, breakfast and ready-to-eat meal solutions, sustainable packaging, working capital and general corporate purposes. The Offering is expected to close on or about February 22, 2019 and is subject to certain conditions including, but not limited to, the receipt of all necessary corporate and regulatory approvals, including the approval of the Toronto Stock Exchange and the applicable securities regulatory authorities.
“This financing will allow the Company to further automate both the Montreal and Calgary facilities, expand Western Canada’s production capacity, accelerate the roll-out of the breakfast and ready-to-eat meal categories, while increasing Goodfood’s value proposition and continuing our history of innovation for our member base,” said Jonathan Ferrari, Chief Executive Officer of the Company.
The securities being offered 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, or for the account or benefit of, U.S. persons absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements. 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 State in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.
Goodfood is a leading home meal solutions company in Canada, delivering fresh ingredients that make it easy for subscribers to prepare delicious meals at home every week. Goodfood’s objective is to take the hassle out of cooking, leaving subscribers with the fun part – cooking, sharing with family and eating. Subscribers select their favorite recipes from a variety of original dishes online. The Company prepares a personalized box of fresh ingredients and delivers it to the subscriber’s doorstep with easy step-by-step instructions. The Company has its main production facility and administrative offices based in Montreal, Quebec, and a second production facility in Calgary, Alberta. Goodfood had 126,000 active subscribers as of November 30, 2018. www.makegoodfood.ca
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|Philippe Adam, Chief Financial Officer
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