A$52m Capital Raising
On 3 April 2017, Wellard Limited (Wellard, ASX:WLD) announced a fundraising transaction to raise approximately $52 million (before costs). The fundraising comprised of:
- a placement of 25 million new shares to sophisticated and institutional investors at $0.24 per share to raise $6 million (Placement);
- a fully underwritten non-renounceable pro rata entitlement offer on a 1-for-4 basis at an issue price of $0.185 per share to raise approximately $19.7 million (Entitlement Offer); and
- the issue of US$20 million in convertible notes in 2 tranches to raise approximately $26.3 million (Convertible Notes).
Azure acted as financial adviser to Wellard with regards to the fundraising and managed the end-to-end process for the company.
After successfully completing the Placement and issuance of Tranche 1 of the Convertible Notes, the Entitlement Offer is due to close in mid May 2017 with tranche 2 of the Convertible Note due to close in early June 2017 following a shareholder meeting.