Ascent Solar Raising $35 Million for Retail Expansion

Nov. 17 (Bloomberg) — Ascent Solar Technologies Inc., a
maker of solar-powered phone chargers and backpacks, is raising
$35 million by selling convertible debt to an institutional
investor.

Ascent will issue $32 million in senior secured convertible
notes and $3 million in convertible preferred stock, as well as
warrants to purchase shares of its common stock, Thornton,
Colorado-based Ascent said today in a statement that didn’t
identify the buyer.

The company will use the proceeds to fund its operations
and to expand retail channels for its products, which include
solar-powered charging cases for Apple Inc.’s iPhone and Samsung
Electronics Co.
’s Galaxy smartphone.

Ascent expects to receive $4.5 million at the close of the
offering, which is expected by Nov. 21, and additional payments
in regular installments.

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Will Wade

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