TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 29, 2013) - Novadaq® Technologies Inc. ("Novadaq" or the "Company") (TSX:NDQ)(NASDAQ:NVDQ), a developer of real‐time medical imaging systems for use in the operating room, announced today the closing of its previously announced sale of 6,250,000 common shares, on a bought deal basis, at a price to the public of $16.75 per common share, pursuant to an underwriting agreement with Piper Jaffray & Co.
Gross proceeds from the offering were approximately US$104.7 million. After the underwriting commissions and other offering expenses, Novadaq received net proceeds of approximately US$99.0 million. Piper Jaffray & Co. acted as sole manager for the offering. The common shares described above were sold by the Company in the United States pursuant to the Company's effective shelf registration statement filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and were not offered for sale or distributed in any province or territory in Canada.
Novadaq intends to use the net proceeds from this offering for general corporate purposes, including funding potential future acquisitions, capital expenditures, the investments required to commercialize PINPOINT and LUNA, the procurement of raw material supply and for future research and development of new product hardware and software and new imaging molecules such as those required for nerve imaging. The Company may use a portion of the net proceeds to acquire or invest in complementary businesses, technologies or assets. The Company currently has no present understandings, commitments or agreements to enter into any acquisitions or make any investments.
Copies of the preliminary supplement and the accompanying short form base shelf prospectus are available at www.sedar.com and www.sec.gov, respectively, and may be obtained upon request by contacting Piper Jaffray & Co. at 800 Nicollet Mall, J12S03, Minneapolis, MN 55402, or by email firstname.lastname@example.org, or by telephone at (800) 747-3924.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy the securities described herein, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
About Novadaq Technologies Inc.:
Enabling medical professionals with clinically-relevant, point-of-care imaging solutions to enhance the lives of patients and their caregivers, while reducing health care costs, is Novadaq's global mission. SPY® fluorescence imaging technology provides surgeons with real-time visualization, leading to improved outcomes and reduced costs without exposing the patient to radiation. More than 80 peer-reviewed publications demonstrate that the use of SPY imaging during complex surgery, leads to fewer post-operative complications and lower hospital costs.
SPY Imaging Systems are United States Food and Drug Administration 510(k) cleared for use in seven surgical specialties. The endoscopic version of SPY called PINPOINT®, combines the capabilities of SPY Imaging with high definition ("HD") visible light visualization offered by conventional endoscopes. LUNA™ is used to assess perfusion in patients being treated for non-healing wounds. In August 2013, Novadaq acquired the surgical scintigraphy imaging technology, which is being developed for perioperative imaging of sentinel lymph nodes and tumor margins. Our unique business model of partnering with market-leading companies to drive adoption of our imaging technology, while building our own commercial infrastructure, is the cornerstone of our corporate strategy for growth.
Forward Looking Statements
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Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. Due to risks and uncertainties, including the risks and uncertainties identified by Novadaq in its public securities filings available at www.sec.gov and www.sedar.com, actual events may differ materially from current expectations. Novadaq disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.