Notes Payable & PPP Loan
|12 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2022
|Notes Payable & PPP Loan|
|Notes Payable & PPP Loan||
6. Notes Payable & PPP Loan
Convertible Loans Payable
In a convertible note offering during the year ended March 31, 2021, 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 conjunction 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 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, 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 shares of conversion shares actually issued on or as of the Maturity Date. 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.
Interest expense associated with these 2020 Convertible Notes for the year ended March 31, 2021, was $0.2 million.
During the year ended March 31, 2022, 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 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.
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. On March 31, 2022 the 2021 notes were converted into 946,194 shares of common stock of the Company.
Interest expense associated with the 2021 Notes for the year ended March 31, 2022, was $0.7 million.
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 June 30, 2021 for the previous quarter. Half of the interest accrued during the first three payment dates (3-month, 6-month and 9-month anniversaries of the issue date), was rolled into Term Loan and Security Agreement as mentioned above. The remaining half of the interest accrued will be paid upon the maturity date. As noted above, this debt was consolidated into the Company’s 2021 notes and this loan converted into shares of the common stock of the Company on March 31, 2022.
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. As of March 31, 2021, the Company has taken out $1.0 million against this term loan. 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 options held by the debtholders.
Interest expense associated with these loans for the year ended March 31, 2022 and March 31, 2021 was$0.1 million and $0.3 million respectively. Interest payable associated with these loans at March 31, 2021 was $0.3 million.
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 had applied for forgiveness and as such forgiveness was granted in May 2021. The forgiveness of the PPP loan is recorded in the statement of operations as other income for the year ended March 31, 2022.
The entire disclosure for information about short-term and long-term debt arrangements, which includes amounts of borrowings under each line of credit, note payable, commercial paper issue, bonds indenture, debenture issue, own-share lending arrangements and any other contractual agreement to repay funds, and about the underlying arrangements, rationale for a classification as long-term, including repayment terms, interest rates, collateral provided, restrictions on use of assets and activities, whether or not in compliance with debt covenants, and other matters important to users of the financial statements, such as the effects of refinancing and noncompliance with debt covenants.
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