ATLANTA, June 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – First Advantage Corporation (“First Advantage”), a leading global provider of technology solutions for screening, verifications, safety and compliance related to human capital, today announced the closing of its upsized initial public offering of 29,325,000 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $15.00 per share, including the full exercise by the underwriters of their option to purchase up to 3,825,000 additional shares of common stock. Of the sold shares, 22,856,250 shares were sold by First Advantage and 6,468,750 shares were sold by certain existing stockholders of First Advantage. The offering was upsized 20% from the number of offered shares at launch and priced at the top of the price range indicated at launch.
First Advantage’s common stock is listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market and trades under the ticker symbol “FA.”
First Advantage received net proceeds of approximately $315.8 million from the offering after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses. First Advantage intends to use the net proceeds to repay a portion of the outstanding indebtedness under its first lien term loan facility and for general corporate purposes. First Advantage did not receive any proceeds from the sale of common stock by the selling stockholders.
Barclays, BofA Securities and J.P. Morgan acted as lead bookrunners for the offering. Citigroup, Evercore ISI, Jefferies, RBC Capital Markets, Stifel and HSBC acted as bookrunners, and Citizens Capital Markets, KKR Capital Markets LLC, MUFG, Loop Capital Markets, R. Seelaus & Co., LLC, Ramirez & Co., Inc. and Roberts & Ryan acted as co-managers for the offering.
A registration statement on Form S-1 relating to the offering was declared effective by, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). Copies of the registration statement can be accessed through the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation, or sale in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of that jurisdiction. Any offers, solicitations or offers to buy, or any sales of securities will be made in accordance with the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
The offering was made only by means of a prospectus. Copies of the prospectus related to the offering can be obtained from: Barclays Capital Inc., Attn: Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, by telephone at 888-603-5847, or by email at Barclaysprospectus@broadridge.com; BofA Securities, Attn: Prospectus Department, NC1-004-03-43, 200 North College Street, 3rd floor, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28255-0001, by email at email@example.com; or J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Attention: Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717 or by telephone at 866-803-9204 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Forward Looking Statements
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About First Advantage
First Advantage is a leading global provider of technology solutions for screening, verifications, safety and compliance related to human capital. The company delivers innovative solutions and insights that help customers manage risk and hire the best talent. Enabled by its proprietary technology platform, First Advantage’s products and solutions help companies protect their brands and provide safe environments for their customers and their most important resources: employees, contractors, contingent workers, tenants and drivers. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, First Advantage has offices in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
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