Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Notes Payable & PPP Loan

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Notes Payable & PPP Loan
12 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2023
Notes Payable & PPP Loan  
Notes Payable & PPP Loan

7. Notes Payable & PPP Loan

Convertible Loan – Q4 Working Capital Loans

On February 16, 2023, the Company issued a convertible promissory note ( a “Q4 Working Capital Note”) in the amount of $500,000 in borrowings, from an affiliate of Remi Gaston-Dreyfus, a director (the “Holder”). The Company used the net proceeds from the Q4 Working Capital Notes for the Company’s working capital and general corporate purposes. The Q4 Working Capital Note bears 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, in shares on the two-year anniversary of the applicable issue date (the “Q4 Working Capital Loan Maturity Date”).

The Q4 Working Capital Note will be convertible into equity of the Company upon the following events on the following terms: (a) on the applicable Q4 Working Capital Loan Maturity Date without any action on the part of the Holder, the outstanding principal and accrued and unpaid interest under such Q4 Working Capital Note will be converted into shares of common stock at a conversion price equal to the closing price of the Company’s common stock on the applicable Q4 Working Capital Loan Maturity Date and (b) upon the consummation of the next equity or equity linked round of financing of the Company for cash proceeds (the “Qualified Financing”), without any action on the part of the Holder, the outstanding principal and accrued and unpaid interest under the applicable Q4 Working Capital Note will be converted into the securities (or units of securities if more than one security are sold as a unit) issued by the Company in one or more tranches in the context of the Qualified Financing, based upon the issuance (or conversion) price of such securities.

Interest expense associated with this loan for the year ended March 31, 2023 was $7,000. There was no interest expense associated with this loan for the year ended March 31, 2022.

Convertible Loan – Q3 Working Capital Loans

On each of November 14, 2022 and December 14, 2022, the Company issued a convertible promissory note (each, a “Q3 Working Capital Note” and together, the “Q3 Working Capital Notes”) in the amount of $400,000, for an aggregate of $800,000 in borrowings, from the Holder. The Company used the net proceeds from the Q3 Working Capital Notes for the Company’s working capital and general corporate purposes. Each Q3 Working Capital Note bears 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, in shares on the two-year anniversary of the applicable issue date (the “Q3 Working Capital Loan Maturity Date”).

Each Q3 Working Capital Note will be convertible into equity of the Company upon the following events on the following terms: (a) on the applicable Q3 Working Capital Loan Maturity Date without any action on the part of the Holder, the outstanding principal and accrued and unpaid interest under such Q3 Working Capital Note will be converted into shares of common stock at a conversion price equal to the closing price of the Company’s common stock on the applicable Q3 Working Capital Loan Maturity Date and (b) upon the consummation of the next Qualified Financing, without any action on the part of the Holder, the outstanding principal and accrued and unpaid interest under the applicable Q3 Working Capital Note will be converted into the securities (or units of securities if more than one security are sold as a unit) issued by the Company in one or more tranches in the context of the Qualified Financing, based upon the issuance (or conversion) price of such securities.

Interest expense associated with these loans for the year ended March 31, 2023 was $33,000. There was no interest expense associated with these loans for the year ended March 31, 2022.

Convertible Loan – Acquisition Loan

On September 2, 2022, the Company borrowed $250,000 (the “Acquisition Loan”) from the Holder. The Acquisition Loan is evidenced by a Secured Convertible Promissory Note (the “Acquisition Note”) and is further subject to a related Collateral Pledge Agreement. The Company used the proceeds from the Acquisition Loan to finance the acquisition of the assets of Dearman LLC and pay related costs and expenses. See Note 2, above. The Acquisition Note bears 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 two year anniversary of the Issue Date (the “Maturity Date”).

The Acquisition Note will be convertible into equity of the Company upon the following events on the following terms: (a) On the two year anniversary of the loan, the outstanding principal and accrued and unpaid interest under the Acquisition Note will be converted into shares of common stock at a conversion price equal to the closing price of the Company’s common stock on such date; and (b) upon the consummation of the next Qualified Financing, the outstanding principal and accrued and unpaid interest under the Acquisition Note will be converted into the securities (or units of securities if more than one security are sold as a unit) issued by the Company in one or more tranches in the context of the Qualified Financing, based upon the issuance (or conversion) price of such securities.

Interest expense associated with the Acquisition Loan for the year ended March 31, 2023 was $17,000. There was no interest expense associated with the Acquisition Loan for the year ended March 31, 2022.

Convertible Loan – Q1 Working Capital Loan

Between June 9, 2022, and June 10, 2022, the Company issued convertible promissory notes (each, a “Q1 Working Capital Note” and collectively, the “Q1 Working Capital Notes”) and borrowed an aggregate of $500,000 from the Holder ($200,000); an affiliate of André-Jacques Auberton-Hervé, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company ($100,000); and an existing investor and shareholder of the Company ($200,000) (collectively, the “Holders”). The Company used the net proceeds from the Q1 Working Capital Notes for the Company’s working capital and general corporate purposes. Each Q1 Working Capital Note bears 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, in shares on the two-year anniversary of the applicable issue date (the “Q1 Working Capital Loan Maturity Date”).

Each Q1 Working Capital Note will be convertible into equity of the Company upon the following events on the following terms: (a) on the applicable Q1 Working Capital Loan Maturity Date without any action on the part of the Holders, the outstanding principal and accrued and unpaid interest under such Q1 Working Capital Notes will be converted into shares of common stock at a conversion price equal to the closing price of the Company’s common stock on the applicable Q1 Working Capital Loan Maturity Date and (b) upon the consummation of the next Qualified Financing, without any action on the part of the Holders, the outstanding principal and accrued and unpaid interest under the applicable Q1 Working Capital Note will be converted into the securities (or units of securities if more than one security are sold as a unit) issued by the Company in one or more tranches in the context of the Qualified Financing, based upon the issuance (or conversion) price of such securities.

Interest expense associated with these loans for the year ended March 31, 2023 was $48,000. There was no interest expense associated with these loans for the year ended March 31, 2022.

Refinancing Loan

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 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.

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.

March 31, 2021

    

$

3,258,308

Proceeds from term loan

550,000

Convertible loans issued

5,000,000

Conversion of term loans into option exercises

(642,042)

Interest

 

822,568

Convertible loans and interest converted in 946,194 shares

 

(8,988,834)

March 31, 2022

$

Shareholder Loans

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 was $0.1 million. There was no interest expense associated with these loans for the year ended March 31, 2023.

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.