Hydrofarm Holdings Group Announces Closing of Public Offering of Common Stock and Full Exercise of Underwriters’ Option to Purchase Additional Shares

May 3, 2021

FAIRLESS HILLS, Pa., May 03, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hydrofarm Holdings Group, Inc. (“Hydrofarm” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: HYFM), a leading independent distributor and manufacturer of hydroponics equipment and supplies for controlled environment agriculture, today announced the closing of the Company’s previously announced underwritten upsized public offering of 5,526,861 shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $59.00 per share, including 720,894 shares issued pursuant to the full exercise by the underwriters of their option to purchase additional shares of common stock. The net proceeds to the Company from this offering, after deducting the underwriting discounts and commissions and offering expenses payable by the Company, were approximately $309.8 million.

J.P. Morgan and Stifel acted as lead book-running managers for the offering. Deutsche Bank Securities, Truist Securities and William Blair acted as book-running managers for the offering.

A registration statement relating to the sale of these securities was declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on April 28, 2021 and is available on the SEC's website located at www.sec.gov. The offering was made only by means of a prospectus. A copy of the final prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained from: J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, by email at prospectus-eq_fi@jpmorgan.com or by telephone at (866) 803-9204; or Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, Attention: Prospectus Department, One Montgomery Street, Suite 3700, San Francisco, CA 94104 or by telephone at (415) 364-2720 or by email at syndprospectus@stifel.com.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

About Hydrofarm

Hydrofarm is a leading independent distributor and manufacturer of hydroponics equipment and supplies for controlled environment agriculture, including grow lights, climate control solutions, growing media and nutrients, as well as a broad portfolio of innovative and proprietary branded products. For over 40 years, Hydrofarm has helped growers make growing easier and more productive. The Company’s mission is to empower growers, farmers and cultivators with products that enable greater quality, efficiency, consistency and speed in their grow projects.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements reflect the current beliefs and expectations of management. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements. Although Hydrofarm believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. Forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause Hydrofarm’s actual activities or results to differ significantly from those expressed in any forward-looking statement, including, without limitation, risks and uncertainties related to market conditions and the risks and uncertainties described under the heading “Risk Factors” in documents Hydrofarm files from time to time with the SEC, including Hydrofarm’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on March 30, 2021, the prospectus for this offering filed with the SEC on April 30, 2021, and its future periodic reports to be filed with the SEC. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release, and Hydrofarm undertakes no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof.


Investor Contact
Fitzhugh Taylor / ICR

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Hannah Arnold, 202-559-9171, harnold@lakpr.com
Lynn Trono, 323-672-8226, ltrono@lakpr.com
Lisa Gallagher, 513-505-2334, lgallagher@hydrofarm.com