Greenwave Announces $37.7 Million Private Placement
Company has redeemed all of its Series X and Y preferred shares, retired outstanding debt prior to this offering, and will utilize additional proceeds to accelerate revenue growth
DATE OF RELEASE
December 1, 2021
Greenwave Technology Solutions, Inc. ("Greenwave" or the "Company") (OTCPink:MSRT) is pleased to announce that it has closed a $37.7 million private placement with existing shareholders, institutions, accredited investors, and its chairman. The Company is utilizing the proceeds to redeem all of its Series X and Series Y preferred shares, retire debt outstanding prior to the offering, and to accelerate revenue growth.
Upon uplisting to a national exchange, the convertible notes issued in this offering will automatically convert into equity. The Company believes it can meet the shareholder equity requirements of NASDAQ or NYSE without any further capital raises.
“We are at an inflection point in Greenwave’s growth and this offering positions the Company to rapidly roll-up independent, profitable metal recycling facilities in the coming months,” stated Danny Meeks, Chief Executive Officer of Greenwave. “The passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is expected to increase demand for steel by 3 to 4 million metric tons per year while supply of prime scrap has been consistently shrinking for several years. We believe this supply/demand imbalance for recycled steel and other metals, combined with inflationary pressures, will create optimal market conditions for Greenwave for the foreseeable future.”
The Company recently opened its 11th metal recycling facility in Virginia Beach and plans to roll-up independent, profitable scrap metal facilities to accelerate its revenue growth and create shareholder value. Greenwave is in the final stages of preparing its formal application to uplist to the NASDAQ or NYSE, as the Company believes a listing on a national exchange would result in a significant increase in visibility, liquidity, and institutional interest for its stock.
Danny Meeks, the Company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, rolled approximately $4.7 million of debt issued in conjunction with the acquisition of Empire into this offering.
The Special Equities Group (SEG), a division of Dawson James Securities, Inc., acted as sole placement agent for the transaction.
Full terms of the financing agreement can be found in the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K to be filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
MassRoots, Inc., which is changing its name to Greenwave Technology Solutions, Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiary Empire Services, Inc. (“Empire”), is a leading operator of 11 metal recycling facilities in Virginia and North Carolina. At these facilities, Empire collects, classifies, and processes raw scrap metal (ferrous and nonferrous) for recycling. Steel is one of the world’s most recycled products with the ability to be re-melted and recast numerous times while offering significant economic and environmental benefits when compared with virgin materials.
The company has announced that it intends to change its corporate legal name from MassRoots, Inc. to Greenwave Technology Solutions, Inc. Although the legal name of the company will continue to be MassRoots, Inc. until the name change process has been completed, for marketing and branding purposes the company has begun referring to itself as Greenwave.
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