Strong Global Entertainment, Inc. (the “Company”) (NYSE American: SGE), today announced the closing of its initial public offering (“IPO”) of 1,000,000 shares of its Class A Common Voting Shares (the “Common Shares”) at a public offering price of $4.00 per share, for gross proceeds of $4 million, before deducting underwriting discounts and offering expenses. In addition, the Company granted the underwriters a 45-day option to purchase up to an additional 150,000 Common Shares to cover over-allotments at the IPO price, less the underwriting discount.
The net proceeds from the IPO are planned to be used for general corporate purposes, which may include (i) working capital, (ii) capital expenditures, (iii) operational purposes, and (iv) potential acquisitions in complementary businesses.
ThinkEquity acted as sole book-running manager for the IPO.
A registration statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-264165) relating to the Common Shares was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and became effective on May 15, 2023. The IPO is being made only by means of a prospectus. Copies of the final prospectus may be obtained from ThinkEquity, 17 State Street, 41st Floor, New York, New York 10004. The final prospectus has been filed with the SEC and is available on the SEC’s website located at www.sec.gov.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
In connection with the IPO, the Company also completed the separation of the entertainment business from FG Group Holdings Inc. and its contribution to the Company by entering various agreements. These agreements took effect immediately prior to the closing of the IPO.
About Strong Global Entertainment, Inc.
Strong Global Entertainment, Inc. is positioned to be a leader in the entertainment industry, providing mission critical products and services to cinema exhibitors and entertainment venues for over 80 years. The Company manufactures and distributes premium large format projection screens, provides comprehensive managed services, technical support and related products and services primarily to cinema exhibitors, theme parks, educational institutions, and similar venues. In addition to traditional projection screens, the Company manufactures and distributes its Eclipse curvilinear screens, which are specially designed for theme parks, immersive exhibitions, as well as simulation applications. It also provides maintenance, repair, installation, network support services and other services to cinema operators, primarily in the United States. The Company also owns Strong Studios, Inc. which develops and produces original feature films and television series.
Forward Looking Statements
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