Monday January 21, 2013 : AMAYA GAMING RAISING POTENTIAL $30M
Funds to be used for general corporate purposes
Canadian gaming provider Amaya Gaming Group has entered into an agreement with a syndicate of underwriters led by Canaccord Genuity Corp. for the sale of a 20 000 unit private placement offering of debentures and warrants.
At a cost per unit of $1 000, the company expects to raise gross proceeds of $20 000 000 which it says will be used for general corporate purposes. In addition an optional purchase of a further 10 000 units exercisable 48 hours prior to the closing date of February 7, 2013 of the initial offering is on the table, which if exercised by the Underwriters, would see Amaya raising $30 000 000 in total gross proceeds.
The company said each Unit will consist of $1 000 principal amount of unsecured non-convertible subordinated debentures and 48 non-transferable common share purchase warrants. The Debentures will bear interest at a rate of 7.50 percent per annum payable semi-annually in arrears on January 31 and July 31 in each year commencing July 31, 2013 and each warrant will entitle the holders to acquire one common share of the Company at a price per common share equal to $6.25 up to January 31, 2016.
The underlying securities will be subject to a four-month plus one day statutory resale restriction.
Amaya has rapidly expanded over the past couple of years with the acquisitions of Chartwell Technologies, Cryptologic, Ongame Poker Network and more recently Cadillac Jack , strategically positioning itself to capitalise on the potential legalization of online gambling in the United States.
Ralph Garcea, an analyst at Northland Capital Partners believes Amaya's acquisitive drive has provided the scale to drive $160 million in revenue and $60 million in EBITDA by the end of 2013.