Innovative Eyewear, a developer and retailer of cutting-edge eyeglasses and sunglasses designed to allow users to remain connected to their digital lives, announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 980,000 units consisting of 980,000 shares of its common stock and two accompanying warrants to purchase up to 1,960,000 shares of common stock. Each share of common stock is being sold together with two warrants, each to purchase one share of common stock with an exercise price of$7.50 per share at a combined offering price of $7.50, for gross proceeds of approximately $7.35 million, before deducting underwriting discounts and offering expenses. In addition, Innovative Eyewear has granted the underwriters a 45-day option to purchase up to an additional 147,000 shares of common stock and/or warrants to purchase up to 294,000 shares of common stock to cover over-allotments at the initial public offering price, less the underwriting discount. The company offers all of the shares of common stock and warrants.
The shares of common stock and warrants are expected to begin trading on the Nasdaq Capital Market on August 15, 2022, under the symbols "LUCY" and "LUCYW," respectively. The offering is expected to close on August 17, 2022, subject to satisfaction of customary closing conditions, says a press release.
The company intends to use substantially all of the net proceeds from the offering for advancing its sales and marketing, expanding inventory, updating and producing in-store displays, developing new styles and sizes of the company's smart eyewear, and for working capital and other general corporate purposes.
Maxim Group LLC is acting as the sole book-running manager in connection with the offering.
A registration statement on Form S-1 (file no. 333-261616) was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission("SEC"), which became effective on August 12, 2022. A final prospectus relating to the offering will be filed with the SEC and will be available on the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov. The offering is being made only by means of a prospectus forming part of the effective registration statement. Electronic copies of the prospectus relating to this offering, when available, may be obtained from Maxim Group LLC, 300 Park Avenue, 16th Floor, New York, New York 10022, at (212) 895-3745. Before investing in this offering, interested parties should read in its entirety the registration statement that the company has filed with the SEC, which provides additional information about the company and this offering.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
About Innovative Eyewear, Inc.
Innovative Eyewear is a developer and retailer of smart eyewear, which are designed to allow users to remain connected to their digital lives, while also offering prescription eyewear and sun protection. The company believes that traditional frames, no matter how attractive, do not possess the functionality that many eyeglass wearers need and want. Smart eyewear is a multifunctional product that addresses the needs of the optical, wearables, and digital assistant markets. We believe that the company's products are well positioned in this rapidly growing wearables ecosystem, with the mission to Upgrade Your Eyewear®.