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Filed pursuant to Rule 424(b)(3)
Registration No. 333-221404

 

PROSPECTUS

 

LOGO

1,629,115 Shares of Common Stock

 

 

This prospectus relates to the offer and sale from time to time by the selling stockholders named herein of up to 1,629,115 shares of the common stock, par value $0.001 per share (the “Common Stock”), of Inseego Corp. (the “Company”). We are registering the resale of the shares of Common Stock as required by the terms of a Note Purchase Agreement that we entered into with the selling stockholders on August 23, 2017 (the “Note Purchase Agreement”).

Our registration of the shares of Common Stock covered by this prospectus does not mean that the selling stockholders will offer or sell any of the shares. The selling stockholders may offer and sell or otherwise dispose of the shares of Common Stock described in this prospectus from time to time through public or private transactions at prevailing market prices, at prices related to prevailing market prices or at privately negotiated prices. See “Plan of Distribution” beginning on page 8 for more information.

We will not receive any of the proceeds from the sale of shares of Common Stock by the selling stockholders.

The selling stockholders will pay all underwriting discounts and selling commissions, if any, in connection with the sale of the shares of Common Stock. We have agreed to pay certain expenses in connection with this registration statement and to indemnify the selling stockholders against certain liabilities. As of the date of this prospectus, no underwriter or other person has been engaged to facilitate the sale of shares of Common Stock in this offering.

You should read this prospectus, any applicable prospectus supplement and any related free writing prospectus carefully before you invest.

Our Common Stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol “INSG.” On November 21, 2017, the last reported sale price of our Common Stock on the NASDAQ Global Select Market was $1.49.

 

 

Investing in our securities involves a high degree of risk. You should carefully review the risks and uncertainties described under the heading “Risk Factors” beginning on page 5 and contained under similar headings in the other documents that we incorporate by reference into this prospectus.

Neither the Securities and Exchange Commission nor any state securities commission has approved or disapproved of these securities or determined if this prospectus is truthful or complete. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offense.

 

 

The date of this prospectus is November 21, 2017.


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ABOUT THIS PROSPECTUS

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CAUTIONARY STATEMENT REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

     2  

TRADE NAMES, TRADEMARKS AND SERVICE MARKS

     2  

PROSPECTUS SUMMARY

     3  

RISK FACTORS

     5  

USE OF PROCEEDS

     5  

THE SELLING STOCKHOLDERS

     6  

PLAN OF DISTRIBUTION

     8  

DESCRIPTION OF COMMON STOCK

     10  

LEGAL MATTERS

     13  

EXPERTS

     13  

WHERE YOU CAN FIND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

     14  

INCORPORATION OF CERTAIN INFORMATION BY REFERENCE

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ABOUT THIS PROSPECTUS

You should rely only on the information contained or incorporated by reference in this prospectus, any applicable prospectus supplement and any related free writing prospectus. Neither we nor the selling stockholders have authorized anyone to provide you with information that is different from such information. If anyone provides you with different or inconsistent information, you should not rely on it. The selling stockholders are offering to sell Common Stock only in jurisdictions where offers and sales are permitted. You should assume that the information contained in this prospectus, any applicable prospectus supplement or any related free writing prospectus is accurate only as of the date on its cover page and that any information we have incorporated by reference is accurate only as of the date of the document incorporated by reference, regardless of the time of delivery of this prospectus or any sale of the Common Stock. In case there are differences or inconsistencies between this prospectus and the information incorporated by reference, you should rely on the information in the document with the latest date.

The distribution of this prospectus and the issuance of the Common Stock in certain jurisdictions may be restricted by law. Persons outside the United States who come into possession of this prospectus must inform themselves about, and observe any restrictions relating to, the issuance of the Common Stock and the distribution of this prospectus outside the United States. This prospectus does not constitute, and may not be used in connection with, an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, the Common Stock offered by this prospectus by any person in any jurisdiction in which it is unlawful for such person to make such an offer or solicitation.

It is important for you to read and consider all of the information contained in this prospectus in making your investment decision. To understand the offering fully and for a more complete description of the offering you should read this entire document carefully, including particularly the “Risk Factors” section beginning on page 5. You also should read and consider the information in the documents to which we have referred you in the sections entitled “Where You Can Find Additional Information” and “Incorporation of Certain Information by Reference”.

As used in this prospectus, unless the context requires otherwise, the terms “we”, “us”, “our”, “Inseego” or “the Company” refer to Inseego Corp., a Delaware corporation, and its wholly owned or indirect subsidiaries, and their predecessors.

 

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CAUTIONARY STATEMENT REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This prospectus and the documents incorporated by reference into this prospectus may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), about the Company and its subsidiaries. These forward-looking statements are intended to be covered by the safe harbor for forward-looking statements provided by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are not statements of historical fact, and can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “believes”, “expects”, “may”, “will”, “could”, “should”, “projects”, “plans”, “goal”, “targets”, “potential”, “estimates”, “pro forma”, “seeks”, “intends” or “anticipates” or the negative thereof or comparable terminology. Forward-looking statements include discussions of strategy, financial projections, guidance and estimates (including their underlying assumptions), statements regarding plans, objectives, expectations or consequences of various transactions, and statements about the future performance, operations, products and services of the Company and its subsidiaries.

You should read this prospectus and the documents incorporated by reference completely and with the understanding that our actual future results may be materially different from what we currently expect. Our business and operations are and will be subject to a variety of risks, uncertainties and other factors. Consequently, actual results and experience may materially differ from those contained in any forward-looking statements. Such risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results and experience to differ from those projected include, but are not limited to, the risk factors set forth in Part I—Item 1A, “Risk Factors”, in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) on March 31, 2017, and elsewhere in the other documents incorporated by reference into this prospectus.

You should assume that the information appearing in this prospectus, any accompanying prospectus supplement, any related free writing prospectus and any document incorporated herein by reference is accurate as of its date only. Because the risk factors referred to above could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements made by us or on our behalf, you should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. Further, any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which it is made. New factors emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for us to predict which factors will arise. In addition, we cannot assess the impact of each factor on our business or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements. All written or oral forward-looking statements attributable to us or any person acting on our behalf made after the date of this prospectus are expressly qualified in their entirety by the risk factors and cautionary statements contained in and incorporated by reference into this prospectus. Unless legally required, we do not undertake any obligation to release publicly any revisions to such forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this prospectus or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

TRADE NAMES, TRADEMARKS AND SERVICE MARKS

“Inseego” and the Inseego logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Inseego Corp. “Novatel Wireless”, the Novatel Wireless logo and “MiFi” are trademarks or registered trademarks of Novatel Wireless, Inc. “FW” and the Feeney Wireless logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Feeney Wireless, LLC. “DigiCore”, “Ctrack” and the Ctrack logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of DigiCore Holdings Limited. Other trademarks, trade names or service marks used in this prospectus are the property of their respective owners.

 

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PROSPECTUS SUMMARY

This summary highlights selected information contained elsewhere in this prospectus or incorporated by reference in this prospectus, and does not contain all of the information that you need to consider in making your investment decision. You should carefully read the entire prospectus, any applicable prospectus supplement and any related free writing prospectus, including the risks of investing in our Common Stock discussed under the heading “Risk Factors” contained in this prospectus, any applicable prospectus supplement and any related free writing prospectus, and under similar headings in the other documents that are incorporated by reference into this prospectus. You should also carefully read the information incorporated by reference into this prospectus, including our financial statements, and the exhibits to the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part.

Our Company

We are a leader in the design and development of products and solutions that simplify the Internet of Things, delivering innovative hardware and cloud-based, software-as-a-service (SaaS) services to carriers, distributors, retailers, original equipment manufacturers and vertical markets worldwide. We sell mobile broadband solutions, branded as MiFi® products, through national wireless carriers and their distributors in the United States and Canada. We sell telematics solutions globally under the Ctrack brand, including our fleet management, asset tracking and monitoring, stolen vehicle recovery and usage-based insurance platforms. We also sell connectivity solutions and device management services.

The following is a summary of the transactions relating to the securities being registered hereunder:

In order to fund working capital, repay existing indebtedness and for other general corporate purposes, on August 23, 2017, the Company and certain of its direct and indirect subsidiaries entered into a Credit Agreement (the “Credit Agreement”) with Cantor Fitzgerald Securities, as administrative agent and collateral agent, and certain funds managed by Highbridge Capital Management, LLC, as lenders (the “Lenders”).

Pursuant to the Credit Agreement, the Lenders provided the Company with a term loan in the principal amount of $48.0 million (the “Term Loan”) with a maturity date of August 23, 2020. In conjunction with the closing of the Term Loan, the Company received proceeds of $46.9 million, $35.0 million of which was funded to the Company in cash on the closing date, net of an original issue discount and commitment fee, and the remaining $11.9 million of which was funded through the Company’s repurchase and cancellation of approximately $14.9 million of the Company’s 5.50% Convertible Senior Notes due 2022 held by the Lenders.    

The Company used a portion of the proceeds described above to repay all outstanding amounts under its Credit Agreement with Lakestar Semi Inc., a private investment fund managed by Soros Fund Management LLC, dated as of May 8, 2017, and subsequently terminated that agreement.

Additionally, in conjunction with the closing of the Term Loan, the Company issued 2,000,000 shares of Common Stock and accrued an exit fee, which when combined with the original debt discount and commitment fee, resulted in a total debt discount of approximately $4.0 million. The Company also agreed to prepare and file a registration statement for the resale of a portion of the shares of Common Stock that were issued to the Lenders in conjunction with the closing of the Term Loan.

 



 

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The Offering

 

Securities offered

1,629,115 shares of Common Stock.

 

Common Stock to be outstanding after the offering

58,284,508 shares

 

Selling Stockholders

All of the shares of Common Stock are being offered by the selling stockholders identified in the section titled “The Selling Stockholders” beginning on page 6 of this prospectus.

 

Use of Proceeds

We will not receive any of the proceeds from sales of shares of Common Stock by the selling stockholders.

 

NASDAQ Global Select Market Symbol

INSG

The above information regarding the shares of Common Stock to be outstanding after the offering is based on 58,284,508 shares of Common Stock outstanding as of October 31, 2017.

Company Information

We were incorporated in 2016 under the laws of the State of Delaware. We are a successor registrant to Novatel Wireless, Inc., which was incorporated in 1996 under the laws of the State of Delaware. Our principal office is located at 9605 Scranton Road, Suite 300, San Diego, CA 92121 and our telephone number is (858) 812-3400. Our website is www.inseego.com. Information on our website, or that can be accessed through our website, is not incorporated by reference into this prospectus and does not constitute part of this prospectus and you should not consider it part of this prospectus or rely on any such information in making the decision of whether to purchase shares of our Common Stock. Our website address is included in this document as an inactive textual reference only.

 



 

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RISK FACTORS

Investing in shares of our Common Stock involves a high degree of risk. You should carefully consider the risks described under “Risk Factors” in any applicable prospectus supplement and in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, or any updates in our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, together with all of the other information appearing in or incorporated by reference into this prospectus and any applicable prospectus supplement, before deciding whether to purchase any of the Common Stock being offered. Our business, financial condition or results of operations could be materially adversely affected by any of these risks. The trading price of shares of our Common Stock could decline due to any of these risks, and you may lose all or part of your investment.

USE OF PROCEEDS

We will receive no proceeds from the sale of the Common Stock by the selling stockholders. The selling stockholders will pay any underwriting discounts and commissions and any similar expenses they incur in disposing of the Common Stock. We will bear all other costs, fees and expenses incurred in effecting the registration of the Common Stock covered by this prospectus. These may include, without limitation, all registration, qualification and printing fees, listing fees, fees and expenses incident to any required review by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc., fees and expenses of our counsel and accountants and fees and expenses of one counsel to the selling stockholders (not to exceed $20,000).

 

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THE SELLING STOCKHOLDERS

This prospectus relates to the resale by the selling stockholders named below, from time to time, of up to 1,629,115 shares of our Common Stock issued to the selling stockholders as described above under the heading “Prospectus Summary—Private Placement.”

We do not know when or in what amounts the selling stockholders may sell or otherwise dispose of the shares covered hereby. The selling stockholders might not sell any or all of the shares covered by this prospectus or may sell or dispose of some or all of the shares other than pursuant to this prospectus. Because the selling stockholders may not sell or otherwise dispose of some or all of the shares covered by this prospectus and because there are currently no agreements, arrangements or understandings with respect to the sale or other disposition of any of the shares, we cannot estimate the number of the shares that will be held by the selling stockholders after completion of the offering. For purposes of the table below, we have assumed that the selling stockholders will have sold all of the shares covered by this prospectus upon completion of the applicable offering.

Neither selling stockholder has held any position or office or had any other material relationship with us or any of our predecessors or affiliates within the past three years other than as a result of the ownership of our securities or as a Lender under the Credit Agreement. In addition, unless otherwise indicated in the footnotes below, we believe that: (a) neither selling stockholder is a broker-dealer or an affiliate of a broker-dealer and (b) neither selling stockholder has any direct or indirect agreements or understandings with any person to distribute its shares.

Each selling stockholder has represented to us in writing that it acquired the securities for its own account and not with a view to the resale or distribution of such securities or any part thereof in violation of the Securities Act. In recognition of the fact that the selling stockholders, even though acquiring the shares for their own accounts, may wish to be legally permitted to sell the securities when they deem appropriate, we agreed with the selling stockholders to file a registration statement to register the resale of the securities.

The table below presents information regarding the selling stockholders and the shares of our Common Stock that they may sell or otherwise dispose of from time to time under this prospectus. The percentage of beneficial ownership is based upon 58,284,508 shares of Common Stock issued and outstanding as of October 31, 2017. Beneficial ownership is determined under Section 13(d) of the Exchange Act and generally includes voting or investment power with respect to securities and includes any securities that grant the selling stockholders the right to acquire Common Stock within 60 days of October 31, 2017. Information in the table below is based on information provided by or on behalf of the selling stockholders. Since the date on which they provided us with the information below, the selling stockholders may have sold, transferred or otherwise disposed of some or all of their shares in transactions exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act.

 

Name of Selling Stockholder

   Common Stock
Owned Prior to
Offering
     Maximum Number of
Shares of Common Stock
to be Offered Pursuant
to this Prospectus
     Common Stock Owned
After Offering(1)
 
     Number      Number          Number              Percent      

1992 MSF International LTD.(2)

     1,304,000        1,232,500        71,500        *  

1992 Tactical Credit Master Fund, L.P.(2)

     696,000        396,615        299,385        *  

 

* Represents ownership of less than one percent of the outstanding shares of Common Stock.
(1) For purposes of this table, the Company assumes that all of the shares covered by this prospectus will be sold by the selling stockholders.
(2)

Highbridge Capital Management, LLC (“HCM”), the trading manager of 1992 MSF International LTD. (“1992 MSF”) and 1992 Tactical Credit Master Fund, L.P. (“1992 TCMF”), may be deemed to be the

 

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  beneficial owner of the shares of Common Stock held by 1992 MSF and 1992 TCMF, respectively. Each of 1992 MSF and 1992 TCMF disclaim any beneficial ownership of these shares. The business address of HCM is 40 West 57th Street, 32nd Floor, New York, New York 10019, the business address of 1992 MSF is c/o HedgServ (Cayman) Ltd., Willow House, Cricket Square Floor 3, George Town, Grand Cayman KY1-1104, Cayman Island and the business address of 1992 TCMF is c/o HedgServ (Cayman) Ltd., Willow House, Cricket Square Floor 3, George Town, Grand Cayman KY1-1104, Cayman Island.

Each time a selling stockholder sells any shares of Common Stock offered by this prospectus, it is required to provide you with this prospectus and the related prospectus supplement, if any, containing specific information about the selling stockholder and the terms of the shares of Common Stock being offered in the manner required by the Securities Act.

No offer or sale may occur unless the registration statement that includes this prospectus has been declared effective by the Commission and remains effective at the time a selling stockholder offers or sells shares of Common Stock. We are required, under certain circumstances, to update, supplement or amend this prospectus to reflect material developments in our business, financial position and results of operations and may do so by an amendment to this prospectus, a prospectus supplement or a future filing with the Commission incorporated by reference in this prospectus.

 

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PLAN OF DISTRIBUTION

The selling stockholders may, from time to time, sell, transfer or otherwise dispose of the shares of Common Stock or interests in the shares of Common Stock covered hereby:

 

    on any stock exchange, market or trading facility on which the shares are traded or in private transactions;

 

    through dividends or distributions made by the selling stockholders to their respective partners, members or stockholders; or

 

    through underwriters, broker-dealers or agents, who may receive compensation in the form of discounts, commissions or agent’s commissions from the selling stockholders or the purchasers of the Common Stock (these discounts, concessions or commissions may be in excess of those customary in the types of transactions involved).

These dispositions may be at fixed prices, at prevailing market prices at the time of sale, at prices related to the prevailing market price, at varying prices determined at the time of sale, at negotiated prices, or without cash consideration.

The selling stockholders may use any one or more of the following methods when disposing of shares or interests therein:

 

    sales on any national securities exchange or quotation on which the Common Stock may be listed or quoted at the time of the sale;

 

    sales in the over-the-counter market;

 

    sales in transactions other than on such exchanges or services or in the over-the-counter market;

 

    ordinary brokerage transactions and transactions in which the broker-dealer solicits purchasers;

 

    block trades in which the broker-dealer will attempt to sell the shares as agent, but may position and resell a portion of the block as principal to facilitate the transaction;

 

    purchases by a broker-dealer as principal and resale by the broker-dealer for its account;

 

    sales “at the market” to or through a market maker or into an existing trading market, on an exchange or otherwise;

 

    an exchange distribution in accordance with the rules of the applicable exchange;

 

    privately negotiated transactions;

 

    short sales effected after the date the registration statement of which this prospectus is a part is declared effective by the Commission;

 

    through the writing or settlement of options or other hedging transactions, whether through an options exchange or otherwise;

 

    broker-dealers may agree with the selling stockholders to sell a specified number of such shares at a stipulated price per share;

 

    through dividends or other distributions made by the selling stockholders to their respective partners, members or stockholders;

 

    a combination of any such methods of sale or distribution; and

 

    any other method permitted by applicable law.

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pledgees or secured parties may offer and sell the shares of Common Stock, from time to time, under this prospectus, or under an amendment to this prospectus under Rule 424(b)(3) or other applicable provision of the Securities Act amending the list of selling stockholders to include the pledgee, transferee or other successors in interest as a selling stockholder under this prospectus.

In connection with the sale of our Common Stock or interests therein, the selling stockholders may enter into hedging transactions with broker-dealers or other financial institutions, which may in turn engage in short sales of the Common Stock in the course of hedging the positions they assume. The selling stockholders may also sell shares of our Common Stock short and deliver these securities to close out their short positions, or loan or pledge the Common Stock to broker-dealers or other financial institutions that in turn may sell these securities. The selling stockholders may also enter into option or other transactions with broker-dealers or other financial institutions for the creation of one or more derivative securities which require the delivery to such broker-dealer or other financial institution of shares offered by this prospectus, which shares such broker-dealer or other financial institution may resell pursuant to this prospectus (as supplemented or amended to reflect such transaction).

The aggregate proceeds to the selling stockholders from the sale of the Common Stock offered by them will be the purchase price of the Common Stock less discounts or commissions, if any. The selling stockholders reserve the right to accept and, together with their respective agents from time to time, to reject, in whole or in part, any proposed purchase of Common Stock to be made directly or through such agents. We will not receive any of the proceeds from this offering.

The selling stockholders also may resell all or a portion of the shares in open market transactions in reliance upon Rule 144 under the Securities Act provided that they meet the criteria and conform to the requirements of that rule.

The selling stockholders and any underwriters, broker-dealers or agents that participate in the sale of the Common Stock or interests therein may be “underwriters” within the meaning of Section 2(11) of the Securities Act. Any discounts, commissions, concessions or profit they earn on any resale of the shares may be underwriting discounts and commissions under the Securities Act. Any selling stockholder who is an “underwriter” within the meaning of Section 2(11) of the Securities Act will be subject to the prospectus delivery requirements of the Securities Act.

To the extent required, the shares of our Common Stock to be sold, the names of the selling stockholders, the respective purchase prices and public offering prices, the names of any agents, dealers or underwriters and any applicable commissions or discounts with respect to a particular offer will be set forth in an accompanying prospectus supplement or, if appropriate, a post-effective amendment to the registration statement that includes this prospectus.

In order to comply with the securities laws of some states, if applicable, the Common Stock may be sold in these jurisdictions only through registered or licensed brokers or dealers. In addition, in some states the Common Stock may not be sold unless it has been registered or qualified for sale or an exemption from registration or qualification requirements is available and is complied with.

We have advised the selling stockholders that the anti-manipulation rules of Regulation M under the Exchange Act may apply to sales of shares in the market and to the activities of the selling stockholders and their affiliates. In addition, to the extent applicable we will make copies of this prospectus (as it may be supplemented or amended from time to time) available to the selling stockholders for the purpose of satisfying the prospectus delivery requirements of the Securities Act. The selling stockholders may indemnify any broker-dealer that participates in transactions involving the sale of the shares against certain liabilities, including liabilities arising under the Securities Act.

Subject to certain exceptions, we have agreed to indemnify the selling stockholders against certain liabilities, including liabilities relating to the registration of the shares offered by this prospectus.

 

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DESCRIPTION OF COMMON STOCK

The following information describes our Common Stock, as well as certain provisions of our amended and restated certificate of incorporation (as amended, our “Certificate of Incorporation”) and our amended and restated bylaws (as amended, our “Bylaws”). This description is only a summary. You should also refer to our Certificate of Incorporation and Bylaws, which have been filed with the Commission as exhibits to our registration statement, of which this prospectus forms a part.

Authorized and Outstanding Capital Stock

Under our Certificate of Incorporation, the total number of shares of all classes of stock that we have authority to issue is 152,000,000, consisting of 2,000,000 shares of preferred stock, par value $0.001 per share (the “Preferred Stock”), and 150,000,000 shares of Common Stock. Our board of directors (the “Board”) may establish the rights and preferences of the Preferred Stock from time to time. As of October 31, 2017, there were 58,284,508 shares of Common Stock issued and outstanding and no shares of Preferred Stock issued and outstanding.

Common Stock

Subject to the rights of holders of all classes of stock at the time outstanding having prior rights as to dividends, the holders of Common Stock are entitled to receive such dividends, if any, as may from time to time be declared by our Board out of funds legally available for that purpose. Pursuant to our Certificate of Incorporation, holders of Common Stock are entitled to one vote per share, and are entitled to vote upon such matters and in such manner as may be provided by law. Holders of Common Stock have no preemptive, conversion, redemption or sinking fund rights. Subject to the rights of holders of all classes of stock at the time outstanding having prior rights as to liquidation, holders of Common Stock, upon the liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the Company, are entitled to share equally and ratably in the assets of the Company. The outstanding shares of Common Stock are validly issued, fully paid and nonassessable. The rights, preferences and privileges of holders of Common Stock are subject to the rights, preferences and privileges of any series of Preferred Stock that we may issue in the future.

Our Common Stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol “INSG.”

Anti-Takeover Effects of Some Provisions of Delaware Law

Provisions of Delaware law and our Certificate of Incorporation and Bylaws could make the acquisition of the Company through a tender offer, a proxy contest or other means more difficult and could make the removal of incumbent officers and directors more difficult. We expect these provisions to discourage coercive takeover practices and inadequate takeover bids and to encourage persons seeking to acquire control of the Company to first negotiate with our Board. We believe that the benefits provided by our ability to negotiate with the proponent of an unfriendly or unsolicited proposal outweigh the disadvantages of discouraging these proposals. We believe the negotiation of an unfriendly or unsolicited proposal could result in an improvement of its terms.

We are subject to Section 203 of the Delaware General Corporation Law (the “DGCL”), an anti-takeover law. In general, Section 203 prohibits a publicly held Delaware corporation from engaging in a “business combination” with an “interested stockholder” for a period of three years following the date the person became an interested stockholder, unless:

 

    the board of directors of the corporation approves either the business combination or the transaction that resulted in the stockholder becoming an interested stockholder, prior to the time the interested stockholder attained that status;

 

   

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time the transaction commenced, excluding, for purposes of determining the number of shares outstanding, those shares owned by persons who are directors and also officers and by employee stock plans in which employee participants do not have the right to determine confidentially whether shares held subject to the plan will be tendered in a tender or exchange offer; or

 

    at or subsequent to such time, the business combination is approved by the board of directors and authorized at an annual or special meeting of stockholders, and not by written consent, by the affirmative vote of at least 66-2/3% of the outstanding voting stock that is not owned by the interested stockholder.

With certain exceptions, an “interested stockholder” is a person or group who or which owns 15% or more of the corporation’s outstanding voting stock (including any rights to acquire stock pursuant to an option, warrant, agreement, arrangement or understanding, or upon the exercise of conversion or exchange rights, and stock with respect to which the person has voting rights only), or is an affiliate or associate of the corporation and was the owner of 15% or more of such voting stock at any time within the previous three years.

In general, Section 203 defines a business combination to include:

 

    any merger or consolidation involving the corporation and the interested stockholder;

 

    any sale, transfer, pledge or other disposition of 10% or more of the assets of the corporation involving the interested stockholder;

 

    subject to certain exceptions, any transaction that results in the issuance or transfer by the corporation of any stock of the corporation to the interested stockholder;

 

    any transaction involving the corporation that has the effect of increasing the proportionate share of the stock of any class or series of the corporation beneficially owned by the interested stockholder; or

 

    the receipt by the interested stockholder of the benefit of any loans, advances, guarantees, pledges or other financial benefits provided by or through the corporation.

A Delaware corporation may “opt out” of this provision with an express provision in its original certificate of incorporation or an express provision in its amended and restated certificate of incorporation or bylaws resulting from a stockholders’ amendment approved by at least a majority of the outstanding voting shares. However, the Company has not “opted out” of this provision. Section 203 could prohibit or delay mergers or other takeover or change-in-control attempts and, accordingly, may discourage attempts to acquire the Company.

Anti-Takeover Effects of Provisions of Our Charter Documents

Our Certificate of Incorporation provides for our Board to be divided into three classes serving staggered terms. Approximately one-third of the Board will be elected each year. The provision for a classified board could prevent a party who acquires control of a majority of the outstanding voting stock from obtaining control of the Board until the second annual stockholders meeting following the date the acquirer obtains the controlling stock interest. The classified board provision could discourage a potential acquirer from making a tender offer or otherwise attempting to obtain control of the Company and could increase the likelihood that incumbent directors will retain their positions.

Our Bylaws establish an advance notice procedure for stockholder proposals to be brought before an annual or special meeting of our stockholders, including proposed nominations of persons for election to the Board. Among other requirements, the advance notice provisions provide that (i) a stockholder must provide to the secretary of the Company timely notice (generally 90-120 days prior to the one-year anniversary of the previous year’s annual meeting of stockholders) of any business, including director nominations, proposed to be brought before the annual or special meeting, which notice must conform to the substantive requirements set forth in the Bylaws, (ii) a stockholder must deliver certain information regarding the person(s) making the proposal, and in

 

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the case of any nominee for election to the Board, information regarding such nominee, in each case as set forth in the Bylaws, and (iii) any nominee for election to the Board must provide both an executed questionnaire regarding his or her background, qualifications, stock ownership and independence, and an executed representation agreement regarding voting commitments, indemnification or similar arrangements and compliance with Company policies applicable to members of the Board. These provisions may discourage or deter a potential acquirer from conducting a solicitation of proxies to elect the acquirer’s own slate of directors or otherwise attempting to obtain control of the Company.

Our Bylaws provide that our Board, our chairman of the Board or our chief executive officer may call a special meeting of stockholders. Because our stockholders do not have the right to call a special meeting, a stockholder could not force stockholder consideration of a proposal over the opposition of the Board by calling a special meeting of stockholders prior to such time as a majority of the Board believed the matter should be considered or until the next annual meeting provided that the requestor met the notice and other requirements. The restriction on the ability of stockholders to call a special meeting means that a proposal to replace the Board also could be delayed until the next annual meeting.

Our Certificate of Incorporation provides that our Bylaws may be altered or amended or new bylaws adopted by the affirmative vote of at least 66 2/3% of the voting power of all of the then-outstanding shares of our voting stock entitled to vote.

Our Board is expressly authorized to adopt, amend or repeal our Bylaws. This provision may not be repealed, amended or altered in any respect without the affirmative vote of the holders of at least 66 2/3% of the voting power of all of the then-outstanding shares of our voting stock entitled to vote.

Our Certificate of Incorporation does not allow stockholders to act by written consent without a meeting. Without the availability of stockholder action by written consent, a holder of the requisite number of shares of our capital stock would not be able to amend our Bylaws or remove directors without holding a stockholders’ meeting. The holder would have to obtain the consent of a majority of our Board, our chairman of the Board or our chief executive officer to call a stockholders’ meeting and satisfy the notice periods determined by our Board.

Transfer Agent and Registrar

The transfer agent and registrar for our Common Stock is Computershare Trust Company, N.A.

 

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LEGAL MATTERS

The validity of the securities being offered by this prospectus will be passed upon by Paul Hastings LLP, San Diego, California.

EXPERTS

Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C., independent registered public accounting firm, has audited our consolidated financial statements and schedule included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016, and the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2016, as set forth in their reports, which are incorporated by reference in this prospectus and elsewhere in the registration statement. Our financial statements and schedule are incorporated by reference in reliance on Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C.’s reports, given on their authority as experts in accounting and auditing.

Ernst & Young LLP, independent registered public accounting firm, has audited our consolidated financial statements at December 31, 2015, and for each of the two years in the period ended December 31, 2015 included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016, as set forth in their report, which is incorporated by reference in this prospectus and elsewhere in the registration statement. Our financial statements are incorporated by reference in reliance on Ernst & Young LLP’s report, given on their authority as experts in accounting and auditing.

 

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WHERE YOU CAN FIND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

We file annual, quarterly and special reports, proxy statements and other information with the Commission. You may read and copy any document we file at the Commission’s Public Reference Room at 100 F Street, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20549. Please call the Commission at 1-800-SEC-0330 for more information about the operation of the public reference room. The Commission maintains an Internet website at http://www.sec.gov that contains reports, proxy and information statements, and other information regarding issuers that file electronically with the Commission, including Inseego Corp. You may also access our reports and proxy statements free of charge at our Internet website, http://investor.inseego.com.

This prospectus is part of a registration statement that we have filed with the Commission relating to the securities to be offered. This prospectus does not contain all of the information we have included in the registration statement and the accompanying exhibits and schedules in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Commission, and we refer you to the omitted information. The statements this prospectus makes pertaining to the content of any contract, agreement or other document that is an exhibit to the registration statement necessarily are summaries of their material provisions and do not describe all exceptions and qualifications contained in those contracts, agreements or documents. You should read those contracts, agreements or documents for information that may be important to you. The registration statement, exhibits and schedules are available at the Commission’s Public Reference Room or through its Internet website.

INCORPORATION OF CERTAIN INFORMATION BY REFERENCE

The rules of the Commission allow us to incorporate by reference in this prospectus the information in other documents that we file with it, which means that we can disclose important information to you by referring you to those documents that we have filed separately with the Commission. You should read the information incorporated by reference because it is an important part of this prospectus. We hereby incorporate by reference the following information or documents into this prospectus:

 

    our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016 filed with the Commission on March 31, 2017;

 

    our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2017 filed with the Commission on May 15, 2017;

 

    our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2017 filed with the Commission on August 9, 2017;

 

    our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2017 filed with the Commission on November 7, 2017;

 

    our Current Reports on Form 8-K filed with the Commission on January 6, 2017, January 10, 2017, February 3, 2017, March 16, 2017, March 23, 2017, April 11, 2017, May 10, 2017 (other than those portions “furnished” to the Commission), May 22, 2017, June 2, 2017, June 9, 2017, June 15, 2017, July 6, 2017, August 21, 2017 and August 24, 2017;

 

    the portions of our definitive proxy statement on Schedule 14A filed with the Commission on May 1, 2017 that are incorporated by reference into Part III of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016; and

 

    the description of our Common Stock contained in our Current Report on Form 8-K, dated November 9, 2016, which updates the description of our Common Stock contained in the Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-42570), filed with the Commission on July 28, 2000, including any amendments or reports filed for the purpose of updating such description.

 

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Any information in any of the foregoing documents will automatically be deemed to be modified or superseded to the extent that information in this prospectus or in a later filed document that is incorporated or deemed to be incorporated herein by reference modifies or replaces such information.

We also incorporate by reference any future filings (other than current reports furnished under Item 2.02 or Item 7.01 of Form 8-K and exhibits filed on such form that are related to such items) made with the Commission pursuant to Sections 13(a), 13(c), 14 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act, until we file a post-effective amendment which indicates that all securities offered hereby have been sold or which deregisters all securities then remaining unsold. Information in such future filings updates and supplements the information provided in this prospectus. Any statements in any such future filings will automatically be deemed to modify and supersede any information in any document we previously filed with the Commission that is incorporated or deemed to be incorporated herein by reference to the extent that statements in the later filed document modify or replace such earlier statements.

Upon written or oral request, we will provide to each person, including any beneficial owner, without charge, a copy of any or all of the documents that are incorporated by reference into this prospectus but not delivered with the prospectus, including exhibits which are specifically incorporated by reference into such documents. Requests should be directed to: Inseego Corp., Attention: Stockholder Services, 9605 Scranton Road, Suite 300, San Diego, CA 92121, telephone (858) 812-3400.

 

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LOGO

Inseego Corp.

1,629,115 Shares of Common Stock

 

 

 

PROSPECTUS

 

 

November 21, 2017