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MicroStrategy announces $600M convertible senior notes offering for Bitcoin acquisition

TL;DR

  • MicroStrategy plans to raise $600 million through a convertible senior notes offering to purchase more Bitcoin and for general corporate purposes.
  • The offering targets qualified institutional buyers, with notes maturing in 2030 and options for conversion into MicroStrategy’s class A common stock.
  • Following the announcement, MicroStrategy’s stock rose 23% but fell 5% in after-hours trading, as the company continues to bolster its Bitcoin holdings, now totaling 193,000 bitcoins.

MicroStrategy, a leading software company recognized for its substantial investments in Bitcoin, has declared its intention to offer $600 million in convertible senior notes due 2030. This financial move is aimed at further expanding its Bitcoin holdings and supporting general corporate purposes. 

The announcement aligns with the company’s strategy to capitalize on the cryptocurrency market as Bitcoin nears its all-time high of $69,000.

Convertible senior notes offering to be available to qualified institutional buyers 

The convertible senior notes, a financial instrument that combines debt and equity features, will be available exclusively to qualified institutional buyers. This offering utilizes Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, emphasizing MicroStrategy’s focus on sophisticated investors. The notes will be unsecured senior obligations of the company, bearing semi-annual interest. They will mature on March 15, 2030, with provisions for early repurchase, redemption, or conversion under specific conditions.

MicroStrategy’s approach to raising funds through debt securities to invest in Bitcoin showcases its commitment to the digital currency. The company has amassed approximately 193,000 bitcoins, valued at nearly $13 billion, making it one of the largest corporate holders of the cryptocurrency. This latest offering marks another step in MicroStrategy’s ongoing investment strategy, highlighting its bullish outlook on Bitcoin’s future.

The company’s stock responded positively to the announcement, closing the day up 23% at $1,334 per share, although it saw a 5% decrease in after-hours trading. This financial endeavor by MicroStrategy signifies its deepening investment in Bitcoin and reflects a growing trend of corporate entities exploring cryptocurrencies as a viable asset class. The offering, not registered under the Securities Act or state securities laws, will proceed via a private offering memorandum, targeting a select group of institutional investors.

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Damilola Lawrence

Damilola is a crypto enthusiast, content writer, and journalist. When he is not writing, he spends most of his time reading and keeping tabs on exciting projects in the blockchain space. He also studies the ramifications of Web3 and blockchain development to have a stake in the future economy.

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