Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Loans & PPP Loans

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Loans & PPP Loans
6 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2021
Loans & PPP Loans  
Loans & PPP Loans

5.     Loans & PPP Loans

Refinancing and 2021 Convertible Promissory Note Offering

During the quarter end September 30, 2021, the Company commenced a refinancing of its existing indebtedness and launched a new secured convertible promissory note offering of up to $10.0 million (the “2021 Offering”). Pursuant to the terms of the 2021 Offering, the Company is offering for sale up to $10.0 million in convertible promissory notes (the “2021 Notes”) to accredited investors and non-U.S. persons. As a result, the Company issued an aggregate of $8.3 million in principal of 2021 Notes of which an aggregate of $5.0 million was purchased for cash and the remainder was issued as a result of consolidating existing debt.

Under the Company’s existing term loan and security agreement as well as the existing shareholder loan as mentioned below, a portion of the outstanding principal and unpaid interest were used as consideration to acquire 2021 Notes in the 2021 Offering and, as a result and with the option exercises described below, the term loan agreement and the existing shareholder loan were deemed paid in full and terminated. Accordingly, an aggregate of $1.1 million in outstanding principal and accrued unpaid interest under the term loan agreement was used to purchase a like amount of 2021 Notes in the 2021 Offering and an aggregate of $2.2 million in outstanding principal and accrued and unpaid interest under the shareholder loan was used to purchase a like amount of 2021 Notes in the 2021 Offering. The remaining $0.6 million of the outstanding principal and accrued and unpaid interest under the term loan agreement was applied towards the purchase price to exercise outstanding options of certain debtholders.

Pursuant to the terms of the 2021 Offering, the Company issued an aggregate of $5.0 million in principal of additional 2021 Notes, which was purchased for cash. The Company intends to use the net cash proceeds from the 2021 Offering for the Company’s working capital requirements. The 2021 Notes bear interest at a fixed rate of 1% per month, computed based on a 360-day year of twelve 30-day months and will be payable, along with the principal amount, on the earlier of (the “Maturity Date”): (a) March 31, 2022 and (b) the consummation of the 2021 Offering, provided that the Company raises in one or more tranches aggregate gross proceeds of no less than $10,000,000.

Interest expense associated with the 2021 Notes for the three and six months ended September 30, 2021, was $0.2 million.

The 2021 Note will be convertible either on the Maturity Date without any action on the part of the Lender into shares of common stock at a conversion price of $9.50 per share (the “Conversion Price”), or upon a change of control transaction prior to the Maturity Date at the election of the holders of a majority of the outstanding principal of the 2021 Notes under the 2021 Offering, be either (i) payable upon demand as of the closing of such change of control transaction or (ii) convertible into shares of the Company’s common stock immediately prior to such change of control transaction at a price per share equal to the lesser of (x) the Conversion Price, or (y) the per share consideration to be received by the holders of the common stock in such change of control transaction.

2020 Convertible Note Offering

During the six months ended September 30, 2020, the Company received $1.5 million, In addition to $0.1 million previously loaned to the Company, pursuant to a $7.0 million convertible note offering (the "2020 Convertible Note Offering"). The convertible notes issued in the 2020 Convertible Note Offering (the "2020 Convertible Notes") bear interest at a fixed rate at 1%

per month. The 2020 Convertible Notes were converted into common stock of the Company at March 31, 2021 in accordance with the terms of the 2020 Convertible Note Offering.

In the event the Company raises capital through the sale of common stock for cash during the period ending on the three year anniversary of the issuance date of the 2020 Convertible Notes, and the price per share thereof (the “Offering Price”) minus 20% is less than the original conversion price, then in such event the Company shall issue to all Convertible Noteholders, at no further cost, additional shares of common stock equal to the number of conversion shares the holders would have received upon conversion if the conversion price equaled to a 20% discount to the Offering Price, less the number of conversion shares actually issued on or as of the maturity date of the 2020 Convertible Notes. Since the Company has adopted ASU 2017-11, the anti-dilution protection clause does not contribute to the conversion feature to be a derivative liability.

The Company did not incur interest expense associated with the 2020 Convertible Notes for the three and six months ended September 30, 2021. For the three and six month periods ended September 30, 2020, the Company did incur interest expense associated with the 2020 Convertible Notes of $46,000 and $0.1 million respectively.

Shareholder loan

On March 23, 2020, the Company received a $2.0 million loan from an existing shareholder. The promissory note evidencing the loan bears interest at a fixed rate of 1% per month and has a maturity date of the earlier of (i) March 31, 2022 and (ii) the date of receipt of a minimum of $5.0 million from a “Subsequent Financing.” The accrued interest shall be payable in cash commencing on March 31, 2021 with the quarterly payments accrued for the first three payment dates (3-month, 6-month and 9-month anniversaries of the issue date), and then quarterly thereafter. The remaining half of the interest accrued will be paid upon the maturity date. The loan is repayable or convertible to common shares at the loan holder’s option on March 31, 2022 at a price per share equal to the price per share of the Company’s then most recent capital raise or debt conversion, or any other valuation as agreed in writing between the loan holder and the Company.

On February 24, 2021, and in addition to the shareholder loan above, the Company entered into a term loan and security agreement dated February 12, 2021 where Bionik may borrow up to $3.0 million from lenders from time to time. Pursuant to the terms of the agreement, the loan bears interest at a fixed rate of 1% per month. The principal amount and interest on the loan will be due and payable on the earlier of (i) February 12, 2023 and (ii) the date of receipt by the Company of a minimum of $3.0 million in equity. During the six months ended September 30, 2021, the Company received term loan proceeds totaling $0.6 million.

Interest expense associated with these loans for the three and six months ended September 30, 2020 was $0.1 million for both periods. Interest expense associated with these loans for the three and six months ended September 30, 2021 was $18,000 and $0.1 million, respectively.

As noted above, on July 15, 2021 this indebtedness was consolidated into the Company’s 2021 Notes. An aggregate of $3.3 million in outstanding principal and accrued unpaid interest was used to purchase a like amount of 2021 Notes in the 2021 Offering. The remaining $0.6 million of the outstanding principal and accrued and unpaid interest was applied towards the purchase price to exercise outstanding options of the debtholders.

Paycheck Protection Program Loan

In May 2020, the Company signed a promissory note for $0.5 million pursuant to the federal Paycheck Protection Program under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, which is administered by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The loan is unsecured, bears interest of 1% per annum and a deferment period of 6 months. The loan is to be used primarily for payroll related costs, lease, and utility payments. The Company has applied for forgiveness and as such forgiveness was granted in May 2021. The extinguishment of the PPP loan is recorded in the statement of operations as other income.