NEW YORK, Oct. 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- iFresh, Inc. (“iFresh” or “the Company”) (NASDAQ:IFMK), a leading Asian American grocery supermarket chain and online grocer, announced today it has entered into a securities purchase agreement with certain accredited investors to purchase approximately $2.6 million of its common stock in a registered direct offering and warrants to purchase common stock in a concurrent private placement.
Under the terms of the securities purchase agreement, iFresh has agreed to sell 1,275,000 shares of its common stock. In a concurrent private placement, the Company has agreed to issue unregistered warrants to purchase up to approximately 1,170,000 shares of common stock. If the Company issues common stock or common stock equivalents with an issuance price below the then existing exercise price of the warrants, the exercise price of the warrants will be subject to downward adjustment to the issuance price of any such subsequently issued common stock or common stock equivalents. The warrants will be exercisable immediately following the date of issuance and have an exercise price of $2.25. The warrants will expire 5 years from the earlier of the date on which the shares of common stock issuable upon exercise of the warrants may be sold pursuant to an effective registration statement or may be exercised on a cashless basis and be immediately sold pursuant to Rule 144. The purchase price for one share of common stock and a corresponding warrant will be $2.00. The gross proceeds to iFresh from the registered direct offering and concurrent private placement are estimated to be approximately $2.6 million before deducting the placement agent’s fees and other estimated offering expenses. The registered direct offering and concurrent private placement are expected to close on or about October 23, 2018, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
Maxim Group LLC acted as sole placement agent for the offering.
The common stock being sold pursuant to the registered direct offering is being made pursuant to a shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-224141), previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on April 4, 2018 and declared effective on April 25, 2018. Such securities are being offered only by means of a prospectus. A prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus relating to and describing the terms of the registered direct offering will be filed with the SEC. The warrants, along with the underlying common stock have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. When available, copies of the prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus relating to the registered direct offering may be obtained at the SEC’s website www.sec.gov or by contacting Maxim Group LLC, 405 Lexington Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10174, at 212-895-3745.
This press 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 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 state or jurisdiction.
About iFresh, Inc.
iFresh Inc., headquartered in Long Island City, New York, is a leading Asian American grocery supermarket chain and online grocer. With nine retail supermarkets along the US eastern seaboard (with additional stores in Glen Cove, Miami and Connecticut opening soon), two in-house wholesale businesses strategically located in cities with a highly concentrated Asian population, iFresh aims to satisfy the increasing demands of Asian Americans (whose purchasing power has been growing rapidly) for fresh and culturally unique produce, seafood and other groceries that are not found in mainstream supermarkets. With an in-house proprietary delivery network, online sales channel and strong relations with farms that produce Chinese specialty vegetables and fruits, iFresh is able to offer fresh, high-quality specialty produce at competitive prices to a growing base of customers. For more information, please visit: http://www.ifreshmarket.com/
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