|3 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2022
NOTE 13 – MEZZANINE EQUITY
Series B Convertible Preferred Stock
In 2020, the Company entered into an exchange agreement with two institutional shareholders (the “Exchange Agreement”) whereby the Company (i) issued $ million of promissory notes to the two institutional shareholders (such notes were retired in March 2021 as part of the promissory note retirements discussed in Note 11 – Promissory Notes), and (ii) exchanged shares of the Company’s common stock previously acquired by the two institutional shareholders for an equal number of shares of newly designated Series B convertible preferred stock.
In connection with the Exchange Agreement, the Company filed (i) a certificate of designation with respect to the rights and preferences of the Series B convertible preferred stock, and (ii) a certificate of elimination to return all shares of the Series A convertible preferred stock, of which no shares were issued or outstanding at the time of filing, to the status of authorized and unissued shares of undesignated preferred stock.
The holders of Series B convertible preferred stock (the “Series B Holders”) are entitled to cast the number of votes equal to the number of shares of common stock into which the shares of Series B convertible preferred stock are convertible, together with the holders of common stock as a single class, on most matters. However, the affirmative vote or consent of the Series B Holders voting separately as a class is required for certain acts taken by the Company, including the amendment or repeal of certain charter provisions, liquidation or winding up of the Company, creation of stock senior to the Series B convertible preferred stock, and/or other acts defined in the certificate of designation.
The Series B convertible preferred stock shall, with respect to dividend rights and rights on liquidation, winding up and dissolution, rank senior to the Company’s common stock. The Company shall not declare, pay, or set aside any dividends on shares of any other class or series of capital stock of the Company unless the Series B Holders then outstanding shall first receive, or simultaneously receive, a dividend on each outstanding share of Series B convertible preferred stock in an amount calculated pursuant to the certificate of designation.
In the event of any voluntary or involuntary liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the Company, the Series B Holders then outstanding shall be entitled to be paid out of the assets of the Company available for distribution to its stockholders before any payment shall be made to the holders of common stock by reason of their ownership thereof, an amount per share equal to $, plus any dividends declared but unpaid thereon, with any remaining assets distributed pro-rata among the holders of the shares of Series B convertible preferred stock and common stock, based on the number of shares held by each such holder, treating for this purpose all such securities as if they had been converted to common stock.
At any time on or prior to the six-year anniversary of the issuance date of the Series B convertible preferred stock, (i) the Series B Holders have the option to convert their shares of Series B convertible preferred stock into common stock at a conversion price of $3.00 per share, without the payment of additional consideration, and (ii) the Company has the option to convert all, but not less than all, shares of Series B convertible preferred stock into common stock at a conversion price of $3.00 if the daily volume weighted average price of common stock (the “VWAP”) exceeds $4.00 per share for at least twenty consecutive trading days prior to the date on which the Company gives notice of such conversion to the Series B Holders.
On the day following the six-year anniversary of the issuance of the Series B convertible preferred stock, all outstanding shares of Series B convertible preferred stock shall automatically convert into common stock as follows:
The Company shall at all times when the Series B convertible preferred stock is outstanding, reserve and keep available out of its authorized but unissued capital stock, for the purpose of effecting the conversion of the Series B convertible preferred stock, such number of its duly authorized shares of common stock as shall from time to time be sufficient to effect the conversion of all outstanding Series B convertible preferred stock.
Series C Convertible Preferred Stock
In March 2021, the Company entered into a securities purchase agreement with Hadron Healthcare Master Fund (“Hadron”) with respect to a financing facility of up to $ million in exchange for newly-designated Series C convertible preferred stock of the Company and warrants to purchase the Company’s common stock.
At the closing of the transaction in March 2021, Hadron purchased $23.0 million of Units at a price of $ per Unit. Each Unit is comprised of one share of Series C preferred stock and a -year warrant to purchase two and one-half shares of common stock. Accordingly, the Company issued to Hadron shares of Series C preferred stock and warrants to purchase up to an aggregate of 15,540,540 shares of common stock. Each share of Series C preferred stock is convertible, at Hadron’s option, into five shares of common stock, and each warrant is exercisable at an exercise price of $1.087 per share. The warrants shall be subject to early termination if certain milestones are attained, and the market value of the Company’s common stock reaches certain predetermined levels. The fair value of the warrants of approximately $9.5 million on the issuance date was allocated to the proceeds and recorded as additional paid-in capital. The Company incurred costs of approximately $387,000 relative to the issuance of the aforementioned shares to Hadron which was recorded as a reduction to additional paid-in capital in March 2021.
In connection with the closing of the transaction, the Company filed a certificate of designation with respect to the rights and preferences of the Series C convertible preferred stock. Such stock is zero coupon, non-voting. and has a liquidation preference equal to its investment amount plus declared but unpaid dividends. Holders of Series C convertible preferred stock are entitled to receive dividends on an as-converted basis.
Of the $23.0 million of proceeds received by the Company in March 2021, approximately (i) $7.3 million was designated to fund construction and upgrades of certain of the Company’s owned and managed facilities, which was expended in 2021, and (ii) $15.7 million was used to pay down debt and related interest as discussed in Note 11 – Promissory Notes.
The balance of the facility was designated to fund future acquisitions, including the Kind acquisition, on the same aforementioned terms as the initial proceeds. Notwithstanding, Hadron did not fund the cash portion of the Kind purchase price, and the Company is currently in negotiations with Hadron to amend and extend the facility to be utilized for future expansion opportunities. There is no assurance that any extension will be implemented.
The transaction imposes certain covenants on the Company with respect to the incurrence of new indebtedness, the issuance of additional shares of any designation of preferred stock, and the payment of distributions.