KAR Auction Services, Inc. announced the commencement of an underwritten offering of approximately 24 million shares of its common stock by existing stockholder KAR Holdings II, LLC.
The LLC is controlled by entities affiliated with Kelso Investment Associates VII, L.P., GS Capital Partners VI, L.P., ValueAct Capital Master Fund, L.P. and Parthenon Investors II, L.P. The Company will not receive any proceeds from the offering. In connection with the offering, the LLC will grant the underwriters an option to purchase up to approximately 3.6 million additional shares. The offering is expected to close and settle on November 12, 2013.
The offering will be made pursuant to the Company's existing effective shelf registration statement on Form S-3 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC and Goldman, Sachs & Co. are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. When available, copies of the prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus related to this offering may be obtained from: Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, One Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10010, or by telephone at 1-800-221-1037, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org; or Goldman, Sachs & Co., Attention: Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, New York 10282, or by telephone at 1-866-471-2526, or by facsimile at 1-212-902-9316 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.