OMER, Israel, July 16, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Medigus Ltd. (Nasdaq:MDGS) (TASE:MDGS), a medical device company developing minimally invasive endosurgical tools and a leader in direct visualization technologies announced today that it has completed its previously announced public offering in Israel of 70,525 units at a purchase price of 380 New Israeli Shekels (NIS) (approximately $100) per unit, for gross proceeds of approximately NIS 26.8 million ($7.1 million). Certain U.S. institutions also participated on a private placement basis. The offering closed on July 12, 2015.
Each unit consisted of 1,000 ordinary shares and 500 new Series 9 warrants. The Series 9 warrants trade on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and each Series 9 warrant is exercisable into one ordinary share, at an exercise price of NIS 0.532 per share, until July 8, 2018.
"The Medigus growth plans aim to further enable our capacity to achieve our goals in the near future through key expansion initiatives for our MUSE system as well as for our micro ScoutCam portfolio. These funds will be an important contributor to our success and ability to enhance shareholder value. The success of this offering, which included both U.S. and Israeli institutional investors, reflects investor confidence in our company's potential as a leading player in minimally invasive GERD therapies," said Chris Rowland, Chief Executive Officer of Medigus.
Roth Capital Partners and Rosario Capital served as financial advisors on the transaction.
The securities offered in the US private placement described above have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Accordingly, such securities may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933 and such applicable state securities laws. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to purchase, the ordinary shares in any jurisdiction in which such offer or solicitation would be unlawful.
Medigus is a medical device company specializing in developing minimally invasive endosurgical tools and highly innovative imaging solutions. Medigus is a pioneer developer of a unique proprietary endoscopic device, the MUSE(TM) system, to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), one of the most common chronic diseases in the western world. As an expert in micro-endoscopic devices, Medigus has developed a range of micro CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor) and CCD (charge-coupled device) video cameras, including micro ScoutCam(TM) 1.2, which the company believes is the smallest in the world. These innovative cameras are suitable for both medical and industrial applications. The MUSE system incorporates Medigus' revolutionary micro ScoutCam technology. Based on its proprietary technologies, Medigus designs and manufactures endoscopy and micro camera systems for partner companies, including major players in the medical and industrial fields. The company is committed to providing integrated solutions to meet all of its customer's imaging needs. Medigus is traded on the Nasdaq Capital Market and the TASE (Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange). To learn more about the company's advanced technology, please visit www.medigus.com or www.microscoutcam.com.
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