theScore, Inc. Announces Closing of $16M Private Placement Financing
- Company to accelerate the development and marketing of its mobile
TORONTO, May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – theScore, Inc. (TSX Venture: SCR)
(“theScore” or the “Company”) today confirmed the closing of its $16
million private placement financing, allowing the company to accelerate
the development and marketing of its mobile sports apps.
theScore’s mobile sports platforms have achieved significant growth
since September 2009, growing from 600,000 monthly users to more than
4.2 million in January 2013. Available across all major mobile
platforms, its flagship applications offer real-time sports news,
scores, fantasy information and alerts, alongside compelling and
John Levy, Chairman and CEO of theScore, Inc. said: “This financing
allows us to ramp-up the development of some exciting new features for
our mobile sports platforms, providing sports fans with an even more
immersive experience while accelerating user growth across the United
The financing is a non-brokered private placement of 100,000,000 Class A
Subordinate Voting Shares (Class A Shares) at a price of $0.16, raising
gross proceeds of $16,000,000. Relay Ventures, a venture capital fund
based in Toronto and Silicon Valley and focused exclusively on the
mobile sector, lead the private placement purchasing 35,937,500 Class A
Shares, representing approximately 18.4% of the outstanding Class A
Shares. Existing shareholders, including Levfam Holdings Ltd. and
Rogers Media Inc., also participated in the financing.
In conjunction with this investment, a nomination rights agreement and
pre-emptive rights agreement have been executed which provides Relay
Ventures the right to nominate one director (representing the holders
of Class A Shares) to the Company’s board of directors and the right to
maintain a pro-rata share position in future equity offerings. In
accordance with the nomination rights agreement, Relay Ventures’
Co-Founder and Managing Partner John Albright was appointed to the
Company’s board of directors. Mr. Albright is replacing Ken Read, whose
resignation was accepted by the Board.
Mr. Levy added: “We’re delighted to welcome John to theScore’s Board of
Directors. His experience in the mobile sector will be invaluable. I
also want to thank Ken for more than a decade of dedicated service and
wish him the very best for the future.”
There are no bonuses, finder’s fees, commissions or other compensation
to be paid in connection with the private placement. The Class A Shares
issued upon completion of the private placement will be subject to a
hold period under applicable securities laws, expiring September 4,
Canaccord Genuity Corp. provided theScore with strategic financial
advice in connection with the private placement.
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About theScore Inc.
theScore’s mission is to provide a full digital service to sports fans,
delivering a personalized user experience across all major mobile
platforms through our mobile apps and website. Users are provided with
a comprehensive, customizable service that dispenses real-time sports
news, scores, fantasy information and alerts, alongside compelling,
relevant content that allows for seamless social sharing by users.
theScore also enables advertisers to engage with users across
theScore’s mobile and web platforms and offers them a combination of
reach, relevance, and customizable advertising and sponsorship products
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