Arco Platform Limited, or Arco (Nasdaq: ARCE), today announced that it closed its issuance of convertible senior notes pursuant to agreements entered into with affiliates of Dragoneer Investment Group LLC (“Dragoneer”), which have committed to make a US$100 million strategic investment, and General Atlantic Partners (Bermuda) H, L.P. (“General Atlantic”), which has committed to make a US$50 million strategic investment.
Each note will be convertible at the option of the holder into Arco’s Class A common shares at the agreed conversion rate, which is equivalent to an initial conversion price of US$29 per share. The conversion price represents an approximately 65% premium to the trailing 30-day volume-weighted share price at the time of signing the investment agreements. Dragoneer and General Atlantic will beneficially own approximately 5.6% and 2.8%, respectively, of the total shares of Arco (on an as-converted basis for the convertible senior notes).
The convertible notes mature in 7 years, on November 15, 2028, and bear interest at 8% per year fixed in Brazilian reais, payable quarterly in cash in arrears in United States dollars, therefore mitigating currency risk.
Arco intends to use the proceeds from Dragoneer’s and General Atlantic’s investments to fund its growth strategy, including an emphasis on cross-selling portfolio brands and making accretive acquisitions in existing and new verticals.
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