MicroStrategy Succeeds in Raising $500M to Buy More Bitcoin

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In Brief
  • MicroStrategy has successfully sold $500 million in secured notes.

  • The funds will be used to buy around 11,900 bitcoins at the current price.

  • MicroStrategy stock prices are up 12.57% in the last 14-hours.

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Software company MicroStrategy has announced the completion of its $500 million plan to sell secured notes and use the proceeds to buy additional Bitcoin

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MicroStrategy made quick work of their recent fundraising plan to raise money to purchase more bitcoin. The money raised totals around $488 million after expenses and commissions. 

As we reported last week, MicroStrategy announced its plans to sell $400 million of senior secured notes that are due by 2028 with an annual interest rate of 6.125%. They quickly upped that total to $500 million two days later due to the massive interest garnered.

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According to Business Insider, the sale received more than $1.5 billion in orders with many coming from large hedge funds. Clearly, despite the recent price dip, major investors are still clamoring to get more cryptocurrency as notes flew off the shelves. 

The notes purchased are “fully and unconditionally guaranteed on a senior secured basis, jointly and severally,” according to the release by MicroStrategy. 

MicroStrategy buying all the bitcoin it can

MicroStrategy has been on a bitcoin spending spree so far in 2021, snatching up 20,857 BTC during the first quarter of the year at an average price of $52,087. The Virginia-based company now owns around $3.5 billion in bitcoin. The next $500 million spend falls right in line with the plan for MicroStrategy that CEO Michael Saylor has laid out.

That plan is to buy and hold bitcoin to create additional value for their shareholders. The company first invested in bitcoin back in 2020 and the price has since risen over 400%. 

If MicroStrategy chooses to buy immediately, at the current price of $40,955, the company will be able to purchase an additional 11,903. With the current holdings sitting at 92,079, this would bring MicroStrategy’s total bitcoins to right around 104,000. 

As of this writing, shares in MicroStrategy are on the rise, up 12.57% in the last 24 hours. Its current market cap is hovering right around $5.68 billion, with approximately $3.5 billion of that being bitcoin.

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Matthew De Saro is a journalist and media personality specializing in sports, gambling, and statistics. Before joining BeInCrypto, his work was featured on Fansided, Forbes, and OutKick. With a background in statistical analysis and a love of writing, he takes an outside-the-box approach to reporting news.

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