N|V|5 Global, one of the fastest-growing engineering and consulting firms in the industry, has proposed a public offering of 1.27 million shares of its common stock at a price of $79 per share. The company, based in Hollywood, Fla., expects this sale to net an estimated $93.5 million.
BofA Merrill Lynch and Roth Capital Partners are managing the offering, the proceeds from which N|V|5 intends to use for “general corporate purposes” that could include more acquisitions.
Since 2010, N|V|5 Global has acquired more than 25 companies. It transacted its latest purchase last September, when it acquired Marron and Associates, an environmental services firm based in New Mexico with 15 full-time professionals.
N|V|5 focuses primarily on five business verticals: construction quality assurance, infrastructure engineering and support services, energy, program management, and environmental solutions. The Company operates out more than 100 locations nationwide and abroad in Macau, Hong Kong, and Vietnam.
On Wednesday, the company’s stock price hit $90.25 per share, pushing it market capitalization briefly above $1 billion. (Its stock price closed yesterday at $83 per share.)
For the six months ended June 30, N|V|5 reported total revenue of $198.6 million, a 34.3% increase over the same period in 2017. Its net income for this period, $11.9 million, was up more than 80%.
The stock offering is scheduled to close on Monday, after which N|V|5 would still be controlled by insiders,. The company’s Prospectus states that there would be 12,399,000 shares of common stock outstanding after the offering. As of August 3, there were 732 holders of record of N|V|5’s common stock, excluding beneficial owners.
The Prospectus states that the Wright Family Trust has offered an additional 190,500 of its 921,717 shares that underwriters can purchase if they choose to exercise their options within the next 30 days. Dickerson Wright, PE, has been N|V|5’s Chairman and CEO since the company’s inception in 2009.