ATHENS, Greece, May 17, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Imperial Petroleum Inc. IMPP (the “Company”) announced today the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 72,727,272 units at a price of $0.55 per unit. Each unit consists of one share of common stock and one Class C warrant to purchase one share of common stock, and will immediately separate upon issuance. The gross proceeds of the offering to the Company, before underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses, are expected to be approximately $40 million.
The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the offering for capital expenditures, including acquisitions of additional vessels which we have not yet identified, which may include vessels in seaborne transportation sectors other than the product and crude tanker sectors in which we currently operate, and for other general corporate purposes.
Each Class C warrant is immediately exercisable for one share of common stock at an exercise price of $0.55 per share and will expire five years from issuance. The offering is expected to close on or about May 19, 2022, subject to customary closing conditions.
Maxim Group LLC is acting as sole book-running manager in connection with the offering.
The Company has granted the underwriter a 45-day option to purchase up to an additional 10,909,090 shares of common stock and/or 10,909,090 Class C warrants, at the public offering price less underwriting discounts and commissions.
The offering is being conducted pursuant to the Company’s registration statement on Form F-1 previously filed with and subsequently declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on May 16, 2022. A final prospectus relating to the offering will be filed with the SEC and will be available on the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov. Copies of the final prospectus relating to this offering, when available, may be obtained from Maxim Group LLC, 300 Park Avenue, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10022, at…