UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): September 6, 2018

 

B. Riley Financial, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

         
Delaware   001-37503   27-0223495

(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)

  (Commission File Number)   (IRS Employer Identification No.)
     

21255 Burbank Boulevard, Suite 400
Woodland Hills, California

  91367
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)
             

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (818) 884-3737

 

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

 

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Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

 

On September 6, 2018, B. Riley Financial, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing the commencement of its public offering of $50,000,000 aggregate principal amount of senior notes due 2023. The Company expects to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional $7,500,000 aggregate principal amount of senior notes in connection with the offering solely to cover overallotments. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1. 

 

In addition, in connection with the public offering, the Company will be making road show presentations to certain existing and potential securityholders of the Company. The road show materials are attached hereto as Exhibit 99.2.

 

This Current Report on Form 8-K (and the exhibits attached hereto) may contain “forward-looking” statements as defined by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 or by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) in its rules, regulations and releases. These statements include, but are not limited to, the Company’s plans, objectives, expectations and intentions regarding the performance of its business, the terms and conditions and timing of the senior notes offering, the consummation of the magicJack VocalTec Ltd. acquisition, the intended use of proceeds of the senior notes offering and other non-historical statements. These statements can be identified by the use of words such as “believes,” “anticipates,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “continues,” “estimates,” “predicts,” “projects,” “forecasts,” and similar expressions. All forward looking statements are based on management’s current expectations and beliefs only as of the date of this report and are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in, or implied by, the forward-looking statements, including the risks identified and discussed from time to time in the Company’s reports filed with the SEC, including the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2018. Readers are strongly encouraged to review carefully the full cautionary statements described in these reports. Except as required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this report, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events or circumstances.

 

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits

 

(d) Exhibits

 

  99.1 Press release, dated September 6, 2018.

 

  99.2 Road Show Materials.

 

 

 

SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

September 6, 2018 B. RILEY FINANCIAL, INC.  
     
  By: /s/ Phillip J. Ahn  
    Name: Phillip J. Ahn  
    Title: Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer  

 

 

 

 

Exhibit 99.1

 

B. Riley Financial Announces Offering of $50 Million Senior Notes Due 2023
and Receipt of Investment Grade Rating of “A-” from Egan-Jones

 

LOS ANGELES, CA – September 6, 2018 – B. Riley Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: RILY) today announced that it has commenced an underwritten registered public offering of $50 million aggregate principal amount of senior notes due 2023, subject to market and certain other conditions. The Company expects to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase additional senior notes in connection with the offering solely to cover overallotments. An investment grade rating of “A-” was affirmed for the Company and assigned to this issuance of notes by Egan-Jones Ratings Company, an independent, unaffiliated rating agency.

 

The Company expects to use the net proceeds of this offering for general corporate purposes.

 

B. Riley FBR, Janney Montgomery Scott, Ladenburg Thalmann and Incapital are acting as book-running managers for this offering. Wedbush Securities, William Blair and Tribal Capital Markets, LLC are acting as co-managers.

 

The notes will be offered under the Company’s shelf registration statement on Form S-3, which was declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The offering of these notes will be made only by means of a prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus, which will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Copies of the prospectus supplement and the accompanying base prospectus may be obtained when available without charge from the offices of B. Riley FBR, Inc., at 1300 North 17th Street, Suite 1400, Arlington, VA 22209 or by calling (703) 312-9580 or by emailing prospectuses@brileyfbr.com. A copy of the prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus may also be obtained without charge by visiting the SEC website at www.sec.gov. This announcement shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the notes, nor shall there be any sale of the notes in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would not be permitted.

 

About B. Riley Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:RILY)

B. Riley Financial, Inc. provides collaborative financial services and solutions tailored to fit the capital raising and financial advisory needs of public and private companies and high net worth individuals. The company operates through several wholly-owned subsidiaries, including B. Riley FBR, a full-service investment bank and institutional brokerage; Great American Group, a leading provider of asset disposition, appraisal, corporate advisory and valuation services; GlassRatner, a specialty financial advisory services and consulting firm; B. Riley Wealth Management, B. Riley Asset Management and B. Riley Alternatives, which offer investment management to institutional and high net worth investors; Great American Capital Partners, which originates and underwrites senior secured loans for asset-rich companies; and B. Riley Principal Investments, which invests in or acquires companies and assets with attractive return profiles.

 

 

 

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this press release that are not descriptions of historical facts are forward-looking statements that are based on management’s current expectations and assumptions and are subject to risks and uncertainties. If such risks or uncertainties materialize or such assumptions prove incorrect, our business, operating results, financial condition and stock price could be materially negatively affected. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology including “anticipates,” “believes,” “can,” “continue,” “could,” “estimates,” “expects,” “intends,” “may,” “plans,” “potential,” “predicts,” “should,” “will,” “would” or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology. You should not place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which are based on the information currently available to us and speak only as of the date of this press release. Such forward looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the terms and conditions and timing of the senior notes offering and the intended use of proceeds. Because these forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, there are important factors that could cause actual results, events or developments to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ include (without limitation) the possibility that the notes offering will not be consummated at the expected time, on the expected terms, or at all; and the Company’s financial performance; and those risks described from time to time in B. Riley Financial, Inc.’s periodic filings with the SEC, including, without limitation, the risks described in B. Riley Financial, Inc.’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017 under the captions “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.” Additional information is also set forth in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2018. These factors should be considered carefully, and readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. All information is current as of the date this press release is issued, and B. Riley Financial, Inc. undertakes no duty to update this information.

 

Investor Contact

Investor Relations

ir@brileyfin.com

(310) 966-1444

 

Media Contact

Jo Anne McCusker

jmccusker@brileyfin.com

(646) 885-5425

 

 

 

 

Exhibit 99.2

 

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