CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Accel Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: ACEL) (the “Company”) announced today that it has commenced an underwritten public offering of 12,000,000 shares of its Class A-1 Common Stock, consisting of 8,000,000 shares offered by the Company and 4,000,000 shares offered by certain selling stockholders of the Company. The Company intends to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 320,237 shares of Class A-1 Common Stock and the selling stockholders intend to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 1,479,763 shares of Class A-1 Common Stock. Accel will not receive any proceeds from the sale of Class A-1 Common Stock offered by the selling stockholders. The offering is subject to market and other conditions, and there can be no assurance as to whether or when the offering may be completed.
Accel intends to use the net proceeds it receives from the offering for general corporate purposes.
Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and J.P. Morgan are acting as joint book-running managers and as representatives of the underwriters for the offering and Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC and Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering.
The offering will be made only by means of a prospectus. A preliminary prospectus related to the offering has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) and is available on the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov. Copies of the preliminary prospectus may also be obtained by contacting either of the following underwriters: Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, New York 10282, by phone at (866) 471-2526 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org; or J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, by telephone at (866) 803-9204 or by email at email@example.com.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities in any jurisdiction to any person to whom it is unlawful to make an offer, solicitation or sale in such jurisdiction. The offering will be made under a combined prospectus filed as part of a registration statement on Form S-1 (the “Registration Statement”), which has been filed with the SEC but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the Registration Statement becomes effective.
About the Company
Accel is a leading distributed gaming operator in the United States on an Adjusted EBITDA basis, and a preferred partner for local business owners in the Illinois market. Accel’s business consists of the installation, maintenance and operation of VGTs, redemption devices that disburse winnings and contain ATM functionality, and other amusement devices in authorized non-casino locations such as restaurants, bars, taverns, convenience stores, liquor stores, truck stops, and grocery stores.
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