Energous Corporation Prices Initial Public Offering of Shares of Common Stock
PLEASANTON, Calif.-- Energous Corporation (“Energous” or “the Company”), a developer of a disruptive wire-free charging technology, today announced that it has priced its initial public offering of 4,000,000 shares of common stock at an offering price of $6.00 per share, which will result in gross proceeds of $24 million, prior to deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and offering expenses payable by the Company.
Energous has also granted the underwriter a 45-day option to purchase up to an additional 600,000 shares of common stock to cover over-allotments, if any. If the underwriter exercises its full over-allotment option, the gross proceeds from the offering will be $27.6 million.
Energous’ common stock will commence trading on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol “WATT” on March 28, 2014. The Company expects the offering to close on or about April 1, 2014, subject to satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
MDB Capital Group, LLC served as the sole underwriter in connection with the offering.
The offering is being made pursuant to a prospectus that Energous Corporation filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") and are available at http://www.sec.gov. This announcement shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor shall there be any offer or sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. The offering will be made only by means of a prospectus, copies of which may be obtained from: MDB Capital Group LLC, 401 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1020, Santa Monica, CA 90401, (310) 526-5000.
About Energous Corporation
Energous Corporation is developing WattUpTM, a wire-free charging technology that will transform the way people charge and power their electronic devices at home, in the office, in the car and beyond. WattUp is a novel, patent- and trademark-pending solution that delivers intelligent, scalable power via the same radio bands as a Wi-Fi router. WattUp differs from current wire-free charging systems in that it allows users to roam and use their devices while charging. The result is a true wire-free experience that saves users from having to remember to plug in their devices or place them on a mat. Energous will initially license WattUp to the mobile accessory market, with an eye toward expanding to other markets over time. For more information, please visit www.energous.com.
About MDB Capital Group
MDB Capital Group is Wall Street's only IP-focused investment bank, with over 15 years of experience launching development stage disruptive technology companies into the public markets. MDB maximizes the value of disruptive technology companies by positioning them to attract growth capital, strengthening their patent portfolios to create sustainable competitive advantages, and connecting them with a base of high-quality investors with deep technology expertise. For more information, please visit www.mdb.com.
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MZ North America
Matt Hayden, Chairman
Source: Energous Corporation
Released March 27, 2014