Overallotment

Overallotment

Greenshoe Option

A provision in some underwriting contracts allowing the underwriter to sell more shares to investors than were originally agreed. In an underwriting agreement, the underwriter agrees with the issuer of a security to place a certain amount with investors. If demand for the security exceeds the underwriter's supply, the greenshoe option allows the underwriter to avoid a sudden jump in price by increasing supply. Normally, the greenshoe option allows the underwriter to increase supply up to 15%. It is important to note that not all underwriting contracts have greenshoe options, especially in situations in which the issue is for a limited project for which the issuer only needs a certain amount of capital. It is also called an overallotment option.
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Cal-Comp in its filing said it will offer some 371.42 million shares for its primary offering with an overallotment option of 55.71 million secondary shares for up to P25 apiece, or raising a total of P10.68 billion.
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In its registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, AllHome said it is offering 1.125 billion new and secondary common shares with an overallotment option of up to 168.75 million shares for up to P16.00 per share.
The amount could rise by 240.6 billion yen if demand triggers an overallotment, taking the total closer to the $25 billion that Alibaba raised in 2014 in the biggest-ever IPO.
In January, SLI disclosed that it was authorized to avail of a seven-year corporate note facility with financial institutions, for an aggregate amount of P3 billion and with an overallotment option of P2 billion.
The warrants will be exercisable immediately and will expire five years from the date of issuance In addition, Dare has granted the underwriters a 30-day overallotment option to purchase up to an additional 750,000 shares of common stock and warrants to purchase up to 525,000 shares of common stock.
Assuming no exercise of the overallotment option and after the underwriting discount and estimated offering expenses payable by the company, Sequans expects to receive net proceeds of about USD12.9m.
The company issued 18,699,000 common shares at a price of USD 12.25 apiece, which means that the overallotment option granted to underwriters has been exercised in full.
(NASDAQ: MITK) said that the underwriter of its previously announced public offering of common stock has exercised in full its overallotment option to purchase an additional 428,571 shares of common stock at the public offering price of USD5.25 per share.