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AYRO, Inc. (NASDAQ: AYRO) closed $5.5 million registered direct offering (June 19, 2020). Palladium Capital Advisors, LLC acted as financial advisor.
Avinger, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVGR) closed $5.4 million underwritten public offering of common stock (June 26, 2020). Avinger announced exercise and closing of underwriter’s over-allotment offering for gross proceeds of $3.6 million (May 6, 2020). Aegis Capital Corp. acted as sole bookrunner for the offerings.
GigCapital3, Inc. (NYSE: GIK.U) announced closing of $200,000,000 initial public offering (May 18, 2020). Nomura Securities International, Inc. and Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. acted as the joint lead book-running managers for the offering, and Odeon Capital Group LLC acted as co-manager for the offering.
Kaleyra, Inc. (NYSE American: KLR) announced pricing of public offering of common stock for $35 million in gross proceeds before the close of the over-allotment option (June 24, 2020). Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. and Nomura Securities International, Inc. acted as joint book-running managers for the Offering. National Securities Corporation acted as lead manager for the Offering.
MTBC, Inc. (NASDAQ: MTBC) completed its offering of non-convertible preferred stock with $20.7 million in gross proceeds (April 27, 2020). B. Riley FBR, Inc., Ladenburg Thalmann and National Securities Corporation acted as bookrunning managers for the offering. Boenning & Scattergood, Chapin Davis, The Benchmark Company, Wedbush Securities and Dougherty & Company LLC, acted as co-managers for the offering.
QuickLogic Corporation (NASDAQ: QUIK) announced pricing of $8.75 million public offering of common stock before the close of the over-allotment option (June 18, 2020). Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. acted as the sole underwriter for the offering.
Sonim Technologies (NASDAQ: SONM) announced the closing of a $27.6 million public offering, including full exercise of underwriters’ overallotment option (June 9, 2020). Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. and Lake Street Capital Markets LLC acted as joint book-running managers for the offering.
Mergers & Acquisitions
AYRO, Inc. (NASDAQ: AYRO): DropCar and AYRO stockholders approved the merger of the two companies; AYRO, Inc. common shares commence trading on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “AYRO” on May 29, 2020 (May 28, 2020).
MTBC, Inc. (NASDAQ: MTBC) acquires Meridian Medical Management, a former GE Healthcare IT company (June 17, 2020).
Equity Research Coverage Initiation
Ducommun Incorporated (NYSE: DCO) coverage initiated by RBC Capital Markets. Kaleyra, Inc. (NYSE American: KLR) coverage initiated by Oppenheimer & Co. Lakeland Industries (NASDAQ: LAKE) coverage initiated by The Benchmark Company.
Genasys Inc. (NASDAQ: GNSS) was added to the Russell 3000 ® Index. Lakeland Industries (NASDAQ: LAKE) was added to the Russell 3000 ® Index. LightPath Technologies (NASDAQ: LPTH) was added to the Russell Microcap ® Index. QuickLogic Corporation (NASDAQ: QUIK) was added to the Russell Microcap ® Index.