Completion of Offering Triggers Conversion of $7.3 Million of Debt to Equity
SAN DIEGO, CA , April 02, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Youngevity International, Inc. (NASDAQ: YGYI), a leading omni-direct lifestyle company, today announced the completion of its previously announced public offering of its Series B Convertible Preferred Stock in which it raised aggregate proceeds of $3,621,143. Youngevity received net proceeds of $3,328,761 in the offering.
Each preferred share was priced at $9.50 and is initially convertible at any time, in whole or in part, at the option of the holders, into two shares of common stock of Youngevity International, NASDAQ, YGYI.
Tripoint Global Equities acted as lead managing selling agent and book runner through its BANQ® platform.
The completion of the offering creates a forced conversion of debt Youngevity sold in its 2017 private placement into 1,577,032 shares of common stock at a conversion price of $4.60 and relieves Youngevity of $7.3 million of existing debt.
Proceeds from the sale of the convertible preferred are expected to be used for working capital in the company’s coffee and direct selling divisions.
Dave Briskie, President and CFO of Youngevity, stated, “We structured this offering in a manner that allowed broad participation so it was more than just a capital raise for us. For years we had discussed the possibility of creating an opportunity for our loyal distributors and customers to become shareholders in our company. Utilizing Tripoint’s BANQ platform allowed us to meet this objective as it provided the opportunity for participation at a low minimum investment. Additionally, we realized that by reaching a certain threshold in this raise we had the opportunity to convert $7.3 million of debt into permanent capital, equity, and obviously relieve our balance sheet of that debt. We are extremely pleased that with this closing we have achieved over a $10.5 million improvement to our balance sheet”
“We are pleased to be a part of the Youngevity offering and provide the seamless conduit utilizing our BANQ platform to all to allow the distributors to become shareholders and help contribute the future success of the Company, “stated Mark Elenowitz, CEO TriPoint Global Equities.
About Youngevity International, Inc.
Youngevity International, Inc. (NASDAQ : YGYI), is a leading omni-direct lifestyle company -- offering a hybrid of the direct selling business model, that also offers e-commerce and the power of social selling. Assembling a virtual Main Street of products and services under one corporate entity, Youngevity offers products from the six top selling retail categories: health/nutrition, home/family, food/beverage (including coffee), spa/beauty, apparel/jewelry, as well as innovative services. The Company was formed in the course of the summer 2011 merger of Youngevity Essential Life Sciences with Javalution® Coffee Company (now part of the company's food and beverage division). The resulting company became Youngevity International, Inc. in July 2013. For investor information, please visit YGYI.com. Be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
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