DryShips has announced that it has successfully completed the previously announced $200.0 million common stock offering, in which the Company raised net proceeds of $198.0 million, pursuant to the Common Stock Purchase Agreement entered into by the Company on December 23, 2016.
Following the completion of the offering, the Company has approximately 36,253,870 common shares outstanding.
Mr. George Economou
, Chairman and CEO, commented: "We are very excited to have successfully raised $198 million of equity and with total available liquidity in excess of $300 million, we have strengthened our position to continue the process of re-building the Company's fleet and earnings capacity and pursuing investments in various shipping segments."
The Company is a diversified owner of ocean going cargo vessels that operate worldwide. The Company owns a fleet of 13 Panamax drybulk carriers with a combined deadweight tonnage of approximately 1.0 million tons, 1 Very Large Gas Carrier newbuilding and 6 offshore supply vessels, comprising 2 platform supply and 4 oil spill recovery vessels