Growth capital credit financing will allow the Company to execute on its expansion strategy and meet the increasing demand and order backlog for its boats.
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COLLINGWOOD, Ontario, Aug. 11, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Limestone Boat Company Limited (the "Company") (TSXV: BOAT |OTCQB: LMSBF) is pleased to announce that it has executed a term sheet (the "Term Sheet") with a strategic lender (the "Lender") to provide for up to $6M USD in secured credit financing (the "Credit Financing"). The Credit Financing is expected to be advanced to the Company in a series of tranches between August and October of 2022.
The proceeds from the Credit Financing are expected to be used for: (i) improvements to the Company's manufacturing facility in White Bluff, Tennessee; (ii) the acquisition of additional manufacturing equipment; and (iii) for working capital and general corporate purposes.
Roar Capital Corporation acted as a strategic consultant to the Company in connection with the Credit Financing.
The Credit Financing will allow the Company to bolster its inventory levels, reduce supply chain disruptions on manufacturing, and commence the phased transformation of its manufacturing capabilities through the expansion and reconfiguration of select production spaces, integration of additional technology, expansion of its large boat production capacity, and enhanced manufacturing process flow.
The Term Sheet is non-binding and any formal transaction between the Limestone Boat Company and the Lender is subject to the parties executing a definitive loan agreement and other security documentation. The transactions set out in the Term Sheet are subject to a number of terms and conditions including the completion of the necessary definitive documentation, due diligence, regulatory approvals as well as other requirements that are customary when entering into transactions of this nature.
“We are delighted to welcome aboard a new stakeholder who shares in our vision for the next phase of our company’s growth strategy,” stated Scott Hanson, Chief Executive Officer of the Limestone Boat Company. “This capital injection will strengthen our balance sheet and further reinforces the foundation we’ve built since acquiring the Company just 14 months ago. Investing in procurement, the facilities, technologies, and processes required to expand our throughput capacity and increase production scale will enable us to meet our existing order backlog and the growing demand for our boats.”
The Limestone Boat Company - owner and builder of Aquasport Boats, Limestone® Boats and Boca Bay Boats - is publicly traded on the Toronto Venture Exchange under the ticker symbol BOAT. They are headquartered in Collingwood, Ontario with a 145,000 square foot manufacturing facility in White Bluff, Tennessee. The company is backed by a large, skilled labor force and dealer partners throughout the United States and the Canadian Great Lakes Region.
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