Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Equity Offerings

Equity Offerings
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2021
Equity Offerings  
Equity Offerings

11.  Equity Offerings

On April 9, 2021, the Company filed a prospectus supplement to its Form S-3 Registration Statement covering the sale of up to $43,636,250 of its common shares in an at-the-market offering.

During the six-month period ended June 30, 2021, the Company sold an aggregate of 4,513,731 common shares and realized net proceeds of $22,878,849.

On June 23, 2021, the Company entered into an underwriting agreement with respect to a firm commitment underwritten public offering of up to 1,955,000 shares (including 255,000 shares to cover overallotments) of the Company’s 7.75% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, par value $0.001 per share (the “Series A Preferred Stock”), at a public offering price of $25.00 per share, equal to the liquidation preference (the “Series A Offering”).

The Series A Offering was made pursuant to a prospectus supplement, dated June 23, 2021, to the Company’s shelf registration statement on Form S-3 declared effective by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on June 17, 2021, and the base prospectus included in such registration statement.

On June 29, 2021, the Company consummated the sale of 1,700,000 shares of Series A Preferred Stock for an aggregate purchase price of $42.5 million. Another 203,000 shares were sold on July 2, 2021 after the underwriters exercised their over-allotment option. Total gross proceeds from the offering were $47.6 million and net proceeds from the sale, after paying underwriting discounts and commissions and other offering expenses, were approximately $45.4 million (See Notes 14 and 15.)