LYON, France & NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Medicrea Group (Euronext Growth Paris: FR0004178572- ALMED ; OTCQX Best Market – MRNTY & MRNTF), pioneering the transformation of spinal surgery through Artificial Intelligence, predictive modeling and patient specific implants with its UNiD™ ASI (Adaptive Spine Intelligence) proprietary software platform, services and technologies, today announced the closing of a $30 million senior secured notes issue by Medicrea and wholly subscribed by Perceptive Advisors, a leading multi-strategy healthcare investment firm. In conjunction with the senior secured notes, Medicrea has issued to Perceptive Advisors warrants for the Company’s new ordinary shares.
Denys Sournac, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer, states “We are glad to execute this financing with Perceptive Advisors. The new secured notes will give us the necessary capital to continue to fuel our UNiD™ ASI growth strategy in the United States and will give us the required funds to continue the development of other proprietary products. We look forward to working with Perceptive, one of the leading healthcare focused investment firms in the world. We believe this refinancing is another validation of our proprietary, patient specific technology focused on restoring sagittal and coronal alignment.”
Sam Chawla, Portfolio Manager at Perceptive Advisors states, “We are excited about this investment in Medicrea. This refinancing retires most of the Company’s existing debt, and gives the company the financial flexibility to accelerate UNID™ ASI adoption. The company has a unique service and product offering in the Spine market and has delivered superior patient outcomes. With a clean capitalization, simplified balance sheet, and excess cash, Medicrea has a significant opportunity to grow over the coming years.”
Key Terms of the Notes
The refinancing facility will consist of $30 million senior secured and guaranteed notes, governed by New-York law with coupon based on the greater of Three-Month LIBOR or 2.5% plus a margin of 8.5%. The notes will be issued at par value on the 27th of November 2018, the expected date for the settlement and delivery, and will mature on the 27th of November 2022. The notes will be guaranteed by Medicrea USA Corp, a 100 % fully owned subsidiary of Medicrea and will be secured by pledges on certain assets and receivables of the Group.
This refinancing will help Medicrea fund its UNiD ASI growth strategy in the United States as well as continue to focus on new product development. Five years after its initial launch in September 2013, over 3,000 patients have benefited from UNiD™ ASI 100% proprietary pre-operative planning technologies and services associated with patient-specific spinal realignment rods. UNiD products have seen a strong acceleration in adoption rate in 2018 especially in the USA (+62% cases year-to-date 2018 and +90% in Q3 2018).
Medicrea has also retired all of its outstanding €15 million convertible debt with Athyrium Capital Management and will use the proceeds to pay down portions of other secured outstanding debt for a total amount of €1.55 million.
Medicrea believes this refinancing (excluding the exercise of the warrants) should support the development of the Company until it reaches operational profitability.
Key Terms of the Warrants
Perceptive Credit Holdings II,LP subscribed to 1,000,000 warrants. The settlement and delivery of the warrants should take place on the 27th of November, 2018. These warrants will not be subject to a request for admission to trading on the Euronext Growth market in Paris and will therefore not be listed.
One warrant entitles its holder to subscribe to one new Medicrea International ordinary share, at an exercise price of € 2.19, corresponding to the volume-weighted average of the share prices of the last 10 trading days prior to the fixing of the subscription price, decreased by a 10 % discount pursuant to the 14th resolution of the General Meeting of May 17, 2018. The warrants will be exercisable for a period of seven years after their issuance.
The new shares to be issued upon exercise of the warrants will carry current dividend rights and will be tradable on Euronext Growth and will be listed on the same line as the existing shares (ISIN : FR0004178572).
The shares that would be issued in the event of the exercise of all the warrants represent 4.93% of the Company’s share capital as of today (on a fully diluted basis).
For illustrative purposes, the interest of a shareholder holding 1% of the share capital of Medicrea would be brought to 0.94% if all the warrants were to be exercised.
Furthermore, the table below presents the potential cumulative dilution in the event that all outstanding warrants, options, and other securities that have the potential to be converted into ordinary shares are exercised (including all the warrants issued since 2017, the stocks options and the potential free allocations of shares):
after conversion of
|Number of ordinary shares||16,219,847||20,266,985|
|Number of ordinary shares added if warrants / options are fully exercised||1,168,170||563,968||1,000,000||1,310,000||5,000|
|Price of exercise or conversion||-||3.15 €||3 €||2.19 €||3.27 €1||-||-|
|Potential cumulated dilution||-||6.72 %||9.65 %||14.42 %||19.95 %||19.97 %||19.97 %|
1 Average exercise price of the stocks options
To the Company’s knowledge, the distribution of the shareholders holding more than 5% of the share capital of the Company on a non-diluted basis before and after the exercise of the warrants is as follows:
|Shareholders holding more than 5% of the share capital of the Company||Distribution before the exercise of the warrants (non-diluted basis)||Distribution after the exercise of the warrants (non-diluted basis)|
|Number of shares||% of share capital||Number of shares||% of share capital|
|Orchard international||1,727,490||10.65 %||1,727,490||10.03 %|
|Stonepine Capital Management||1,636,543||10.09 %||1,636,543||9.50 %|
|Armistice Capital Master Fund||1,516,000||9.35 %||1,516,000||8.80 %|
|Amiral Gestion||967,321||5.96 %||967,321||5.61 %|
|Total||5,847,354||36.05 %||5,847,354||33.94 %|
Legal Framework of the Issuance of the Warrants
Using the delegation of powers granted by the General Meeting of May 17, 2018, pursuant to the 14th resolution, the Board of Directors decided on November 26, 2018 the issuance of 1,000,000 warrants in favor of a category of investors as defined in the 14th resolution of the said meeting in accordance with the provisions of Article L. 225-138 of the French Commercial Code, i.e. funds and/or investment companies with an international dimension (i. e.: carrying out financial operations in several countries), operating in the field of health and/or medical devices and each of which would participate in the operation for an amount at least equal to €100,000 or the equivalent of this amount in foreign currency (in accordance with the provisions of Article 211-2 3° of the General Regulations of French Autorité des Marchés Financiers).
It should be specified that none of the current shareholders or officers of Medicrea International are among the beneficiaries of the operation.
It should be noted that the aforementioned issuance of warrants did not give rise to, nor will it give rise to, the establishment of a prospectus subject to approval by the French Autorité des Marchés Financiers.
The risk factors related to Medicrea International and its activities are presented in the registration document (document de référence) filed with the AMF under number R.18-063 on September 6, 2018, which is available free of charge on the websites of the Company (www.medicrea.com) and/or the AMF (www.amf-france.org).
Craig-Hallum Capital Group LLC acted as exclusive financial advisor and sole placement agent to Medicrea in this transaction.
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About MEDICREA INTERNATIONAL (www.medicrea.com)
Through the lens of predictive medicine, Medicrea leverages its proprietary software analysis tools with big data and machine learning technologies supported by an expansive collection of clinical and scientific data. The Company is well-placed to streamline the efficiency of spinal care, reduce procedural complications and limit time spent in the operating room.
Operating in a $10 billion marketplace, Medicrea is a Small and Medium sized Enterprise (SME) with 210 employees worldwide, which includes 50 who are based in the U.S. The Company has an ultra-modern manufacturing facility in Lyon, France housing the development and production of 3D-printed titanium patient specific implants.
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