VAUGHAN, ON, April 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ - GFL Environmental Inc. (NYSE: GFL) (TSX: GFL) ("GFL" or the "Company") today announced the successful closing of its previously announced bought deal secondary offering of 17,500,000 subordinate voting shares (the "Shares") held by certain entities affiliated with BC Partners Advisors L.P., Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board, GIC and HPS Investment Partners, LLC (collectively, the "Selling Shareholders") at an offering price of US$33.95 per Share (the "Offering Price") for total gross proceeds to the Selling Shareholders of US$594,125,000 (the "Offering"). GFL did not receive any proceeds from the Offering.
The Offering was led by BMO Capital Markets, RBC Capital Markets and Scotiabank (collectively, the "Underwriters").
The Underwriters were granted an over-allotment option (the "Over-Allotment Option") to purchase up to an additional 2,625,000 Shares from the Selling Shareholders at the Offering Price for additional gross proceeds of US$89,118,750 if the Over-Allotment Option is exercised in full. The Over-Allotment Option can be exercised at any time, in whole or in part, for a period of 30 days from the date hereof and is subject to certain customary closing conditions.
No securities regulatory authority has either approved or disapproved the contents of this news release. This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any province, state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such province, state or jurisdiction.
GFL, headquartered in Vaughan, Ontario, is the fourth largest diversified environmental services company in North America, providing a comprehensive line of non-hazardous solid waste management, infrastructure & soil remediation and liquid waste management services through its platform of facilities throughout Canada and in 27 states in the United States. Across its organization, GFL has a workforce of more than 15,000 employees.
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