The Stars Group Inc has completed the closure of its underwritten public offering of common shares at a price of US$38 per common share. A total of 17,000,000 common shares were sold by the company and 8,000,000 common shares were sold by certain shareholders of the company. The net proceeds to the company, after underwriting discounts and commissions, but before estimated expenses of the offering payable by the company, are approximately US$622 million.
The group intends to use the net proceeds from the treasury offering, together with debt financing and cash on hand to fund the acquisition of the mobile-led operator Sky Betting & Gaming. If for any reason the acquisition does not close, the company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering for general corporate purposes.
Morgan Stanley, J.P. Morgan and Deutsche Bank Securities acted as the joint book-running managers and representatives of the underwriters for the offering. The additional joint book-running managers for the offering were Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Barclays, BMO Capital Markets and Macquarie Capital (USA) Inc. The co-managers for the offering were Blackstone Capital Markets, Cormark Securities (USA) Limited, Canaccord Genuity Corp., Union Gaming Securities, LLC and Investec Bank plc. PJT Partners LP acted as strategic capital markets advisor to the company.