DATATRAK International, Inc. Prices Private Placement
CLEVELAND, March 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DATATRAK International, Inc. , a technology and services company focused on global eClinical solutions for the clinical trials industry, today announced that it agreed to the terms of a private placement financing with a group of institutional investors. Net proceeds from the private placement are expected to be approximately $8,797,000 (after deducting the commissions and certain expenses of the placement agents).
The financing will consist of the sale of 1,986,322 Common Shares at a price of $4.75 per share. The terms of this financing include the issuance of five-year warrants to purchase a total of 297,948 common shares at $6.00 per share to investors in the private placement, and the issuance of five-year warrants to purchase a total of 29,795 common shares at $6.00 per common share to the placement agents who assisted the Company in the private placement. In connection with the agreement executed by the parties, the Company will grant registration rights for purchased Common Shares and the Common Shares issuable upon exercise of the Warrants. Closing of this private placement, which is expected to occur early next week, is dependent upon the satisfaction of customary terms and conditions.
The securities offered in the private placement have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act") or any state securities laws, and unless so registered may not be offered or sold in the United States, except pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933 and applicable state securities laws. This press release is issued pursuant to Rule 135c under the Securities Act and does not constitute an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of the Common Shares or Warrants in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.
DATATRAK International, Inc. is a worldwide technology company focused on the provision of multi-component eClinical solutions and related services for the clinical trials industry. The Company delivers a complete portfolio of software products that were created in order to accelerate clinical research data from investigative sites to clinical trial sponsors and ultimately the FDA, faster and more efficiently than manual methods or loosely integrated technologies. DATATRAK's eClinical software suite can be deployed worldwide through an ASP offering or in a licensed Enterprise Transfer model that fully empowers its clients. The DATATRAK software suite and its earlier versions have successfully supported hundreds of international clinical trials involving thousands of clinical research sites and encompassing tens of thousands of patients in 59 countries. DATATRAK International, Inc.'s product suite has been utilized in some aspect of the clinical development of 16 separate drugs that have received regulatory approval from either the United States Food and Drug Administration or counterpart European bodies. DATATRAK International, Inc. has offices located in Cleveland, Ohio, Bonn, Germany, and Bryan, Texas. Its common stock is listed on the NASDAQ stock Market under the ticker symbol "DATA". Visit the DATATRAK International, Inc. web site at www.datatrak.net.
Except for the historical information contained in this press release, the statements made in this release are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are made based on management's expectations and beliefs concerning future events impacting the Company and are subject to uncertainties and factors (including those specified below) which are difficult to predict and, in many instances, are beyond the control of the Company. Factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include the limited operating history on which the Company's performance can be evaluated; the ability of the Company to continue to enhance its software products to meet customer and market needs; fluctuations in the Company's quarterly results; the viability of the Company's business strategy and its early stage of development; the timing of clinical trial sponsor decisions to conduct new clinical trials or cancel or delay ongoing trials; the Company's dependence on major customers; government regulation associated with clinical trials and the approval of new drugs; the ability of the Company to compete in the emerging EDC market; losses that potentially could be incurred from breaches of contracts or loss of customer data; the inability to protect intellectual property rights or the infringement upon other's intellectual property rights; the Company's success in integrating its recent acquisition's operations into its own operations and the costs associated with maintaining and/or developing two product suites; and general economic conditions such as the rate of employment, inflation, interest rates and the condition of capital markets. This list of factors is not all inclusive. In addition, the Company's success depends on the outcome of various strategic initiatives it has undertaken, all of which are based on assumptions made by the Company concerning trends in the clinical research market and the health care industry. The Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statement.DATATRAK International, Inc.
CONTACT: Jeffrey A. Green, Pharm.D., FCP, President and Chief ExecutiveOfficer, x112, or Terry C. Black, Chief Financial Officer, x110, both ofDATATRAK International, Inc., +1-440-443-0082; or Neal Feagans of FeagansConsulting, Inc, Investor Relations, +1-303-449-1184
Web site: http://www.datatrak.net/