Stryve Foods, Inc. Closes $35.0 Million in Private Offering to Support its Growth
PLANO, Texas, Jan. 11, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Stryve Foods, Inc. (“Stryve” or “the Company”), (NASDAQ: SNAX), an emerging healthy snack and eating platform disrupting traditional consumer packaged goods (“CPG”) categories, and a leader in the air-dried meat snack industry in the United States, today announced the closing of its previously announced private placement of 2,496,934 shares of its Class A common stock (the “Common Stock”) and, in lieu of Common Stock, 7,797,184 pre-funded warrants to purchase shares of Common Stock at an exercise price of $0.0001 per share (the “Pre-Funded Warrants”), and 10,294,118 accompanying warrants (the “Warrants”) immediately exercisable to purchase shares of Common Stock for a period of five years at an exercise price of $3.60 per share, pursuant to a securities purchase agreement between the Company and certain institutional investors (the “Offering”). The Common Stock and Warrants were sold at a combined purchase price of $3.40. The Company received gross proceeds from the Offering of approximately $35.0 million before deducting placement agent fees and estimated offering expenses.
A resale registration statement relating to the Common Stock and the shares of Common Stock issuable upon the exercise of the Pre-Funded Warrants and the Warrants will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) within fifteen (15) days of January 6, 2022.
Craig-Hallum Capital Group LLC acted as the exclusive placement agent for the Offering. Northland Capital Markets served as a financial advisor to the Company.
“With our recently announced wins regarding the distribution gains at Costco, Walmart, and 7-Eleven among others on the horizon, not only will this capital support our near-term growth, but it will also be key as we seek to advance our plans for a second facility and greatly expanding our capacity,” Joe Oblas, CEO of Stryve, remarked while adding, “We are paving the way for the growth of our brands in the future and are excited to be in a position to progress our mission of helping America snack better.”
The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the Offering for working capital to support near term growth, capital expansion projects, including potentially increasing manufacturing capacity and adding manufacturing capabilities by building or procuring other manufacturing facilities and making other process improvements, and general corporate purposes, including marketing and sales initiatives and potentially repaying debt.
The securities sold in the Offering have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration with the SEC or an applicable exemption from such registration requirements.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities in the Offering. There shall not be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offering, sale, or solicitation would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
About Stryve Foods, Inc.
Stryve is an emerging healthy snacking and food company that manufactures, markets, and sells highly differentiated healthy snacking and food products that Stryve believes can disrupt traditional snacking and CPG categories. Stryve’s mission is “to help Americans eat better and live happier, better lives.” Stryve offers convenient products that are lower in sugar and carbohydrates and higher in protein than other snacks and foods.
Stryve’s current product portfolio consists primarily of air-dried meat snack products marketed under the Stryve®, Kalahari®, Braaitime®, and Vacadillos® brand names. Unlike beef jerky, Stryve’s all-natural air-dried meat snack products are made of beef and spices, are never cooked, contain zero grams of sugar, and are free of monosodium glutamate (MSG), gluten, nitrates, nitrites, and preservatives. As a result, Stryve’s products are Keto and Paleo diet friendly. Further, based on protein density and sugar content, Stryve believes that its air-dried meat snack products are some of the healthiest shelf-stable snacks available today.
Stryve distributes its products in major retail channels, primarily in North America, including grocery, club stores and other retail outlets, as well as directly to consumers through its e-commerce websites and through the Amazon platform.
For more information about Stryve, visit www.stryve.com or follow us on social media at @stryvebiltong.
Forward Looking Statements
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