FreeSeas Inc. (FREE)
(Nasdaq:FREE, Nasdaq:FREEW, Nasdaq:FREEZ), a provider of seaborne transportation
for drybulk cargoes, announced the closing of the sale of 11,000,000 shares of common stock in a public offering at $8.25 per share. Total net proceeds from the stock offering after deducting underwriting discounts and commission, but before expenses, are expected to be approximately $84.4m.
Credit Suisse and Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. served as the joint book running managers, and Oppenheimer & Co. and DVB Capital Markets served as the co-managers. FreeSeas has granted the underwriters an option to purchase an additional 1,650,000 shares of FreeSeas common stock at the public offering price to cover any over-allotments, exercisable within 30 days.