Vancouver-Based EV Startup Goes Public on Nasdaq and Raising $10M to Bring Solo Three-Wheeler and Tofino Roadster to MarketFriday, August 10, 2018
Company Uplisting to NASDAQ Capital Market Under New Ticker "SOLO" Effective August 9, 2018
Vancouver, BC, August 10, 2018--(T-Net)--Vancouver-based EV Startup ElectraMeccanica Vehicles Corp., a designer and manufacturer of electric vehicles, today announced the pricing of a new underwritten public offering of 2,353,000 units at an offering price of $4.25 per unit for aggregate gross proceeds of $10 million.
Electra Meccanica is a designer and manufacturer of electric vehicles. The Company builds the innovative, all-electric SOLO, a single passenger vehicle developed to revolutionize the way people commute, as well as the Tofino, an elegant high-performance two seater electric roadster sports car.
Electra Meccanica intends to use the net proceeds from this offering for plant and equipment, production molds, sales and marketing and inventory associated with the mass production of its SOLO electric vehicle by Zongshen Industrial Group Co. Ltd., initial deliveries of which are anticipated in the fall of 2018.
The Common Shares and the Warrants have been approved to list on The NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbols "SOLO" and "SOLOW", respectively, and the company expects the Common Shares and the Warrants to begin trading on The Nasdaq Capital Market on August 9, 2018.
The offering is expected to close on August 13, 2018, subject to customary closing conditions.
The Benchmark Company, LLC and ThinkEquity, a division of Fordham Financial Management, Inc., are acting as joint book-running managers and Cuttone & Co., LLC is acting as co-manager for the offering.
About Electra Meccanica Vehicles Corp.
Electra Meccanica is a designer and manufacturer of electric vehicles. The Company builds the innovative, all-electric SOLO, a single passenger vehicle developed to revolutionize the way people commute, as well as the Tofino, an elegant high-performance two seater electric roadster sports car. Both vehicles are tuned for the ultimate driving experience while making your commute more efficient, cost-effective and environmentally friendly.
Intermeccanica, a subsidiary of Electra Meccanica, has successfully been building high-end specialty cars for 59 years. The Electra Meccanica family is delivering next generation affordable electric vehicles to the masses.
For more information, visit www.electrameccanica.com.
Each unit in the offering consists of one common share and two warrants each to purchase a Common Share. The Common Shares and Warrants are immediately separable from the units and will be issued separately.
The Warrants will have an exercise price of $4.25, are exercisable immediately, and will have a term of five years from the date of issuance. Electra Meccanica has granted the underwriters a 45-day option to purchase up to 352,950 additional Common Shares and/or 705,900 additional Warrants to cover over-allotments, if any.
A registration statement on Form F-1 relating to the Common Shares and Warrants was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and is effective. A preliminary prospectus relating to the offering has been filed with the SEC and is available on the SEC's web site at http://www.sec.gov.
The offering is being made only by means of a prospectus. Copies of the final prospectus relating to the offering, when available, may be obtained from the offices of The Benchmark Company, LLC, Attn: Prospectus Department, 150 E 58thStreet, 17th floor, New York, NY 10155, 212-312-6700, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; or ThinkEquity, 17 State Street, 22nd Floor, New York, NY 10004, (646) 968-9355, Email: email@example.com; or the above-referenced SEC website.
Before you invest, you should read the prospectus and other documents the Company has filed or will file with the Securities and Exchange Commission for more complete information about the Company and the offering. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale is not permitted.
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