Global Industries Ltd. priced an offering of 8.5 million shares of its common stock at $9 each. The offering of the shares will generate about $72.3 million in net proceeds that will be used to repay outstanding indebtedness under the company's term loan facility and for general corporate purposes and working capital, Global Industries said.
The company said it also granted the underwriters an option to purchase up to an additional 850,000 shares to cover over-allotments. It expects the issuance and delivery of the shares to occur on March 27. The offering is being underwritten by Credit Suisse First Boston
, Raymond James
, Credit Lyonnais Securities (USA) Inc. and Hibernia Southcoast Capital