VANCOUVER, May 30, 2018 /CNW/ - Katipult Technology Corp. (TSXV: FUND - Frankfurt: K10) ("Katipult" or the "Company"), an industry leading and award-winning fintech company, is pleased to announce it has closed its previously announced non-brokered private placement of unsecured convertible debentures for aggregate gross proceeds of C$3,050,000 (the "Debentures"), increased from the previously announced $3,000,000 offering.
The Debenture holders are a small group of six individual investors that includes:
Mike Broadfoot - Mike joined Solium's board of directors in 2002, where he has been the Chairman for most of that tenure. He also served as Solium's CEO from 2011 and 2015. Mr. Broadfoot's other past experience includes being CEO of Engage Energy, an energy trading and marketing company (sold in 2002). He was the founder of a predecessor company to Engage in 1994. Mike is currently a founder and principal in Jemm Properties of Calgary (commercial real estate development). Past board experience includes Medgate (now Cority, the medical records software company), Curve Dental (dental practice software), Southern Lights Ventures of NZ (bio-medical materials), and Peyto (oil and gas producer). For all of those companies, Mike was a principal shareholder and either a founder or early stage investor.
"We are ecstatic to be bringing in capital at this stage in our business from this group of individuals," said Brock Murray, CEO of Katipult. "Their experience is applicable to our industry, business model, and product focus."
Mr. Murray continued, "I think our shareholders will appreciate the direction we went with this financing and I feel it demonstrates our confidence in our operational execution over the coming years".
Interest on the Debentures will accrue at a rate of 8.5% (the "Interest"), subject to adjustments, compounded quarterly until redeemed or converted in accordance with the terms of the Debentures.
For a period of 5 years from the date of issue of the Debentures, the outstanding principal under the Debentures (the "Principal") will be convertible, at the option of the holder, into common shares of the Company ("Common Shares") at a conversion price of $0.51 per Common Share (the "Principal Conversion Price").
At the election of the holder, all or a portion of the Interest accrued on the Debentures may be converted into Common Shares at a conversion price equal to the volume weighted average trading price of the Common Shares ("10-day VWAP") for the immediately preceding ten (10) trading days (the "Interest Conversion Price").
Subject to the Company satisfying certain milestones, the Company has the option to convert all outstanding Principal into Common Shares at the Principal Conversion Price and to convert all accrued Interest into Common Shares at the Interest Conversion Price (the "Forced Conversion").
The Company also has the right to redeem the Debentures at any time by paying or issuing, as applicable, to the Debenture holder: (i) a cash payment for the Principal, (ii) converting all accrued Interest into Common Shares at the Interest Conversion Price, and (iii) issuing to the Debenture holder additional Common Shares having a value representing 50% of the Interest that would have accrued up until the five (5) year anniversary of the issue date based on the Interest Conversion Price.
In the event the Debentures have not been converted or redeemed within five (5) years from the date of issue, the Debenture holder may call the Debenture by providing the Company with twelve (12) months' written notice (the "Notice Date"), after which, the total Principal and accrued Interest will be due and payable by the Company in cash on the date that is 12 months from the Notice Date.
The Debentures are also subject to Interest adjustments if the Company fails to maintain a cash balance equal to its 12 month burn rate whereby the Interest will increase by 0.5% for each month of inadequate cash balance subject to an interest rate cap of 12%.
The Company intends to use the proceeds from the Private Placement to execute its sales and marketing strategy and for general working capital.
No finder's fees, broker's fees and/or commissions will be paid in connection with the Private Placement.
Under applicable Canadian securities law, the Debentures and underlying securities to be issued will be subject to a hold period of four months and a day from the date of issuance of the securities.