Bit Digital (BTBT) – Riot Platforms Goes Public With Bitfarms Offer

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Friday, May 31, 2024

Joe Gomes, CFA, Managing Director, Equity Research Analyst, Generalist , Noble Capital Markets, Inc.

Joshua Zoepfel, Research Associate, Noble Capital Markets, Inc.

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Riot’s Offer. Riot Platforms went public with a proposal to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Bitfarms Ltd. The initial April 22nd private proposal was rejected by Bitfarms’ Special Committee of the Board. Riot Platforms also announced that it accumulated a 10% stake in the Company and is now its largest shareholder. With the stake, Riot intends to requisition a Special Meeting of Bitfarms’ shareholders to add new directors to Bitfarm’s Board following its Annual General and Special Meeting on May 31, 2024.

Proposal Details. The offer from Riot is for $2.30 per share, an approximately 20% premium to Bitfarms’ closing price of $1.92 as of April 19, 2024, the day before Riot’s private proposal. The proposal results in a total equity value of $950 million.

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