Merriman Capital Served as Sole Book-Runner in the $10 Million Public Offering for Quantum
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Merriman Capital, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Merriman Holdings, Inc. (OTCQX: MERR), today announced that it acted as sole book-running manager for Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc.’s (NASDAQ: QTWW) public offering which closed yesterday, December 21, 2011.
The proceeds to Quantum from the offering, net of underwriting discounts, were approximately $9.2 million before the exercise, if any, of a 30-day over-allotment option granted to the underwriters. The Company used the net proceeds, together with cash on hand, to repay approximately $10 million of principal and accrued interest for certain of the Company’s outstanding indebtedness owing to the Company’s senior secured lender and the payment of certain offering expenses.
JP Turner & Company LLC acted as joint lead-manager in the transaction. For more details on the transaction, please visit Quantum’s website: http://www.qtww.com/.
Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc., a fully integrated alternative energy company, is a leader in the development and production of advanced propulsion systems, energy storage technologies, and alternative fuel vehicles. Quantum’s wholly owned subsidiary, Schneider Power Inc., and affiliate Asola Solarpower GmbH complement Quantum’s emerging renewable energy presence through the development and ownership of wind and solar farms, and manufacture of high efficiency solar modules. Quantum’s portfolio of technologies includes electronic controls, hybrid electric drive systems, natural gas and hydrogen storage and metering systems and alternative fuel technologies that enable fuel efficient, low emission hybrid, plug-in hybrid electric, fuel cell, and natural gas vehicles. Quantum’s powertrain engineering, system integration, vehicle manufacturing, and assembly capabilities provide fast-to-market solutions to support the production of hybrid and plug-in hybrid, hydrogen-powered hybrid, fuel cell, natural gas fuel, and specialty vehicles, as well as modular, transportable hydrogen refueling stations. Quantum’s customer base includes automotive OEMs, dealer networks, fleets, aerospace industry, military and other government entities, and other strategic alliance partners.
About Merriman Capital, Inc.
Merriman Capital, Inc. is an investment banking firm providing equity and options execution services, market making, and differentiated research for high growth companies. We also provide capital raising, advisory, and M&A services. Merriman Capital, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Merriman Holdings, Inc. (OTCQX: MERR) and is the leading investment banking firm for OTCQX companies. For more information, please go to http://www.merrimanco.com/.
Merriman Capital, Inc. is a registered broker-dealer and member of The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) http://www.finra.org/ and the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC) http://www.sipc.org/contact.cfm.
Note to Investors
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