Avantor® Announces Pricing of Secondary Offering
RADNOR, Pa., May 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Avantor, Inc. (NYSE: AVTR) ("Avantor" or the "Company"), a leading global provider of mission critical products and services to customers in the life sciences and advanced technologies & applied materials industries, today announced the pricing of the previously announced underwritten secondary offering of 45,000,000 shares of the Company's common stock (the "Offering") held by certain of its stockholders (the "Selling Stockholders") pursuant to a registration statement filed by the Company with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), at the public offering price of $16.25 per share.
In connection with the Offering, the Selling Stockholders have granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 6,750,000 shares of common stock on the same terms and conditions. No shares are being sold by the Company. The Selling Stockholders will receive all of the proceeds from this offering.
Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and J.P. Morgan are serving as the joint book-running managers and as representatives of the underwriters for the offering. Guggenheim Securities and Jefferies are acting as co-managers for the offering.
A registration statement, including a prospectus, relating to this offering has been declared effective by the SEC. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities, and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of that jurisdiction.
The offering of these securities will be made only by means of a prospectus. Copies of the prospectus may be obtained from: Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department at 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282 or by telephone at 1-866-471-2526; or J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Attention: Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, by telephone 1-866-803-9204 or by email at [email protected].
Avantor® is a leading global provider of mission critical products and services to customers in the biopharma, healthcare, education & government, and advanced technologies & applied materials industries. We operate in more than 30 countries and deliver an extensive portfolio of products and services. We set science in motion to create a better world.
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