Amergent Hospitality Closes $2.5 Million Financing
CHARLOTTE, NC / ACCESSWIRE / February 1, 2023 / Amergent Hospitality Group (OTCQB:AMHG) ("Amergent" or the "Company"), owner, operator and franchisor of multiple nationally recognized restaurants, today announced that it has closed $2.5 million of a Series B Convertible Preferred / Warrant financing. The Company plans to use the net proceeds to complete the purchase of its recently announced acquisition of Boudreaux's Cajun Kitchen, along with funding its future growth strategy.
The Company sold 125 shares of Series B Convertible Preferred and Warrants to purchase up to 1,250,000 shares of common stock, $0.0001 par value.
The convertible preferred is convertible into shares of Amergent's common stock at the option of the investors at a conversion price of $0.50 per share and will accrue a cumulative dividends in an amount equal to 12% on an annual basis, payable in cash, or in shares of common stock based on 30 day VWAP of common stock on the trading market. The Company has the right to redeem the Series B Preferred subject to the terms and conditions of the Series B Preferred.
Mike Pruitt, CEO and Chairman of Amergent Hospitality Group commented, "We are pleased to have closed on this $2.5 million financing. We look forward to investing these proceeds on closing the acquisition of Boudreaux's Cajun Kitchen, expecting the transaction to be accretive to both cash flow and earnings with an anticipated close date in the first quarter of 2023, and the balance on additional potential opportunistic acquisitions."
Amergent has historically focused on the micro-regional "Better Burger" branded concepts through its acquisitions of ABC, BGR and LBB. Over the past two years, the Company has enhanced its management team, paid down debt, and put in place a growth strategy to grow the best of its current brands, along with acquiring new brands that are poised for growth.
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About Amergent Hospitality Group:
Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, Amergent Hospitality Group owns, operates, and franchises fast, casual, and full-service restaurant brands, including BGR - Burgers Grilled Right, Little Big Burger, Jaybees Chicken, , Boudreaux's Cajun Kitchen, the Nest and the Roost gaming venue. Currently it has 35 stores. For more information, please visit: www.amergenthg.com
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Released February 1, 2023