TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Docebo Inc. ("Docebo" or the "Company") (TSX: DCBO) today announced that it and certain of its shareholders have successfully completed the previously announced bought deal offering of 1,500,000 common shares at a price of C$50.00 per share for aggregate gross proceeds of C$75 million (the “Offering”). The Offering was comprised of 500,000 common shares issued from treasury and offered by Docebo for gross proceeds of C$25 million and 1,000,000 common shares offered by certain of the Company’s shareholders, namely Claudio Erba ("Claudio"), Gresilent Holding Srl, an entity which Claudio controls or directs, ("Gresilent" and together with Claudio, "Erba"), Intercap Equity Inc. ("Intercap Equity"), Intercap Financial Inc. ("Intercap Financial" and together with Intercap Equity, "Intercap") and Alessio Artuffo ("Artuffo" and together with Erba and Intercap, the "Selling Shareholders"), for gross proceeds of C$50 million. 800,126 common shares were offered by Intercap, 109,874 common shares were offered by Erba and 90,000 common shares were offered by Artuffo.
The underwriting syndicate was co-led by Canaccord Genuity Corp., TD Securities Inc., Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs Canada Inc. (collectively, the "Co-Lead Underwriters"), and including Scotia Capital Inc., National Bank Financial Inc., CIBC World Markets Inc., Cormark Securities Inc. and Eight Capital (together with the Co-Lead Underwriters, the “Underwriters”).
The Underwriters were granted an over-allotment option, exercisable for a period of 30 days from the date of the closing of the Offering, to purchase up to an additional 15% of the aggregate common shares to be sold pursuant to the Offering. The over-allotment option is comprised of 225,000 common shares from Intercap and does not include any common shares from treasury, Erba or Artuffo.
The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the sale of common shares by it under the Offering primarily to strengthen the Company's financial position and allow it to pursue its growth strategies, which include: expanding its customer base; supporting the growth of existing customers; expanding its solutions; and selectively pursuing acquisitions. Docebo did not receive any of the proceeds of the sale of common shares by the Selling Shareholders.
Prior to the closing of the Offering, Intercap held an aggregate of 17,733,800 common shares of the Company, representing approximately 62.18% of the issued and outstanding common shares. Intercap now holds an aggregate of 16,933,674 common shares (assuming no exercise of the over-allotment option), representing approximately 58.35% of the issued and outstanding common shares. Prior to the closing of the Offering, Erba held an aggregate of 1,593,164 common shares representing approximately 5.59% of the issued and outstanding common shares. Erba now holds an aggregate of 1,483,290 common shares, representing approximately 5.11% of the issued and outstanding common shares. Prior to the closing of the Offering, Artuffo held 464,100 vested options and 49,724 unvested options exercisable for common shares. In connection with the Offering, Artuffo exercised 90,000 of his 464,100 vested options for common shares which were offered as part of the Offering. Artuffo now holds 374,100 vested options and 49,724 unvested options exercisable for common shares.
The common shares were offered (i) in Canada by way of a short-form prospectus and (ii) in the United States by way of private placement to Qualified Institutional Buyers pursuant to the exemption from registration provided by Rule 144A under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act") and corresponding exemptions from registration under state securities laws.
No securities regulatory authority has either approved or disapproved the contents of this press release. The common shares have not been, and will not be, registered under the U.S. Securities Act, or any state securities laws. Accordingly, the common shares may not be offered or sold within the United States unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or pursuant to exemptions from the registration requirements of the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws. 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 common shares in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.
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This press release contains "forward-looking information" and "forward-looking statements" (collectively, "forward-looking information") within the meaning of applicable securities laws, including statements regarding the intended use of proceeds of the Offering. In some cases, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "plans", "targets", "expects", "is expected", "an opportunity exists", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "outlook", "forecasts", "projection", "prospects", "strategy", "intends", "anticipates", "believes", or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or, "will", "occur" or "be achieved", and similar words or the negative of these terms and similar terminology. In addition, any statements that refer to expectations, intentions, projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances contain forward-looking information. Statements containing forward-looking information are not historical facts but instead represent management's expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events or circumstances.
This forward-looking information is based on our opinions, estimates and assumptions that, while considered by the Company to be appropriate and reasonable as of the date of this press release, are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to that all conditions to completion of the Offering will be satisfied or waived and those factors discussed in greater detail under the "Risk Factors" section of our Annual Information Form which is available under our profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com, and should be considered carefully by prospective investors.
If any of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or if the opinions, estimates or assumptions underlying the forward-looking information prove incorrect, actual results or future events might vary materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking information. Although we have attempted to identify important risk factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking information, there may be other risk factors not presently known to us or that we presently believe are not material that could also cause actual results or future events to differ materially from those expressed in such forward-looking information. There can be no assurance that such information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such information. No forward-looking statement is a guarantee of future results. Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information, which speaks only as of the date made. The forward-looking information contained in this press release represents our expectations as of the date specified herein, and are subject to change after such date. However, we disclaim any intention or obligation or undertaking to update or revise any forward-looking information whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required under applicable securities laws.
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