Newark, New Jersey--(Newsfile Corp. - May 28, 2021) - Esports Entertainment Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMBL) (NASDAQ: GMBLW) (the "Company") today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with an institutional investor for the sale of $35 million in principal amount of 8.0% senior convertible notes with a maturity date of two years following the date of issuance ("Notes") in a private placement. The Notes are convertible into shares of common stock of the Company at a conversion price of $17.50 per share.
In connection with the private placement, the Company is issuing to the investor Series A warrants to purchase up to 2,000,000 shares of common stock and Series B warrants to purchase up to 2,000,000 shares of common stock. The Series A and Series B warrants have an exercise price of $17.50 and the Series A warrants are exercisable for four years following the date of issuance and the Series B warrants are exercisable for two years following the date of issuance. The Series B warrants are not exercisable until vesting under certain conditions. The Company has the right to call the Series A and Series B warrants, subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions for 30 consecutive trading days.
Maxim Group LLC is acting as the sole placement agent in connection with the offering.
The gross proceeds of the offering are expected to be approximately $35 million before deducting placement agent fees and other offering expenses. The Company plans to use the net proceeds of the offering primarily for working capital and acquisition related expenses. The offering is expected to close on or about June 1, 2021, subject to customary closing conditions.
The Notes and warrants (and shares of common stock underlying the Notes and warrants) are being offering in a private placement and have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) or an applicable exemption from such registration requirements. Pursuant to a registration rights agreement, the Company has agreed to file a registration statement with the SEC registering the resale of the shares of common stock underlying the Notes and warrants issued in the private placement.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.
About Esports Entertainment Group
Esports Entertainment Group, Inc. is an esports and iGaming company. The Company maintains offices in New Jersey, the UK and Malta. For more information visit www.esportsentertainmentgroup.com.
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