CALGARY, Alberta - September 2, 2020 - Blackline Safety Corp. ("Blackline" or the "Company") (TSXV: BLN) is pleased to announce that it has closed its previously announced bought deal private placement (the "Offering") through a syndicate of underwriters co-led by Canaccord Genuity Corp. and PI Financial Corp., and including Raymond James Ltd., Beacon Securities Limited and Lightyear Capital Inc. (collectively, the "Underwriters"), issuing a total of 6 million common shares of the Company ("Common Shares") at an issue price of $6.00 per Common Share for gross proceeds of $36 million, which included the sale of one million Common Shares pursuant to the full exercise of the over-allocation option granted to the Underwriters in connection with the Offering.
“This injection of capital will enable us to accelerate the next phase of our growth as we develop new safety products and services while expanding further into connected worker technologies and data science,” said Cody Slater, CEO of Blackline Safety. “As businesses continue to transform digitally, Blackline will always be at the forefront of innovation, increasing organizations’ competitiveness, efficiency and overall quality through increased safety, situational awareness and proactive decision-making.”
Blackline intends to use the net proceeds of the Offering to undertake a series of programs, including:
Accelerated investment in two new core products
Accelerated investment in its cloud-based platform to dramatically enhance its ability to absorb data
Expand its Blackline Vision Data Science offering and increase investment into its promotion
Build new sales channels targeting new core vertical markets
Explore opportunities for accretive growth through acquisition
Other general corporate purposes
All Common Shares issued pursuant to the Offering are subject to a four month plus one day hold period. In connection with the Offering, the Company paid the Underwriters a cash commission equal to 6.0% of the gross proceeds of the Offering.
About Blackline Safety: Blackline Safety is a global connected safety leader that helps to ensure every worker gets their job done and returns home safe each day. Blackline provides wearable safety technology, personal and area gas monitoring, cloud-connected software and data analytics to meet demanding safety challenges and increase productivity of organizations in more than 100 countries. Blackline Safety wearables provide a lifeline to tens of thousands of men and women, having reported over 120 billion data-points and initiated over five million emergency responses. Armed with cellular and satellite connectivity, we ensure that help is never too far away. For more information, visit BlacklineSafety.com and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.
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