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Wynn to raise $630.6m through new share sale


Wynn Resorts expects to raise around $630.6m as it launches an underwritten public offering of 5.5m shares of its common stock, with an option to purchase a further 825,000 shares.

The expected proceeds of $630.6m are based on a public offering price of $116.99 per share, Wynn’s closing share price at the end of trading on the Nasdaq exchange on Friday (February 5), and also takes into account underwriting discounts and offering expenses.

If the additional 825,000 shares are also purchased, Wynn could raise as much as $725.2m.

Wynn said the funds raised will be used for “general corporate purposes”, which may include capital expenditures, acquisitions, investment in the business’s subsidiaries and repayments of debt.

As of the end of 2020, Wynn’s total outstanding debt came to $13.15bn.

Deutsche Bank Securities, Goldman Sachs and BofA Securities are acting as representatives of the underwriters for the offering.

The fundraising announcement follows a tumultuous year for Wynn, in which casino closures in both Macau and the US due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic meant revenue fell 68.3% to $2.10bn with gaming revenue down $72.9% to $1.24bn. This led to a net loss of $2.07bn for the year.