MicroStrategy boosts bitcoin reserves with $600M senior notes offering

  • MicroStrategy aims to bolster its bitcoin reserves by offering $600 million in convertible senior notes, exclusive to qualified institutional buyers.
  • The senior convertible notes, due in 2030, grant holders the option to convert into the issuer’s shares, with an additional option for initial purchasers to acquire up to $90 million more within a 13-day window.
  • MicroStrategy’s strategic accumulation of bitcoin since 2020, as an inflation hedge, has propelled its asset value to nearly $13 billion, driven by heightened activity in cryptocurrency futures trading.

The biggest company bitcoin holder, MicroStrategy, suggested selling $600 million in convertible senior notes to increase the amount of the biggest cryptocurrency in its cache.

MicroStrategy announces exclusive offering

According to its Monday statement, the convertible senior notes due in 2030 will be offered exclusively to qualified institutional buyers.

A senior convertible note is a type of debt security with an embedded option allowing the holder to convert the note into a predetermined quantity of the issuer’s shares.

Additionally, the business stated that it “expects to grant to the initial purchasers of the notes an option to purchase, within 13 days beginning on, and including, the date on which the notes are first issued, up to an additional $90 million aggregate principal amount of the notes.”

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MicroStrategy stock surges 24%

Since the business software firm began acquiring bitcoin in 2020 as part of an attempt to protect against inflation, the value of its assets on its balance sheet has climbed to almost $13 billion.

The recent surge has been fueled by increased trading in the cryptocurrency futures market as well as fresh demand from spot bitcoin exchange-traded funds. This might get further impetus if MicroStrategy makes another significant acquisition.

On Monday, MicroStrategy’s stock increased 24% to $1,334 per share.

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Sylvia Shen

Sylvia Shen, a news reporter at BTW media dedicated in Fintech and Blockchain. She graduated from University of California, Davis. Send tips to s.shen@btw.media.

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