South Jersey Industries stock and equity units offerings
Davis Polk advised the representative of the other underwriters in connection with SEC-registered offerings of 10,250,000 shares of common stock and 6,000,000 equity units of South Jersey Industries, Inc. (“SJI”), and advised a financial institution in connection with the concurrent execution of a forward sale agreement relating to 9,887,641 of the shares of common stock sold in the common stock offering. In connection with the forward sale agreement, the financial institution or its affiliate borrowed an aggregate of 9,887,641 shares of South Jersey Industries, Inc.’s common stock from third parties and sold these shares to the underwriters. The remaining 362,359 shares were sold directly to the underwriters by SJI. SJI intends to use proceeds from these offerings for the repayment of indebtedness, capital expenditures primarily for regulated businesses, including infrastructure investments at its utility business and general corporate purposes. SJI’s common stock is listed on the NYSE under the symbol “SJI.”
Headquartered in Folsom, New Jersey, SJI is an energy services holding company that delivers energy services to its customers through three primary subsidiaries.
The Davis Polk capital markets team included partner Michael Kaplan and associates Ida Araya-Brumskine and Dennis Chu. The equity derivatives team included partners Ray Ibrahim and Mark M. Mendez and associates Hanbing Zhang, John K. Rostom and Lindsey B. Meyers-Perez. Partner Mario J. Verdolini and associate Tomislava Dragicevic provided tax advice. All members of the Davis Polk team are based in the New York office.