SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Spectra7 Microsystems Inc. (TSX:SEV) (“Spectra7” or the “Company”), a leading provider of high-performance analog semiconductor products for broadband connectivity markets, today announced that it has entered into a non-binding term sheet with respect to a US$12.0 million senior secured note loan facility.
Pursuant to the term sheet, the facility is to be secured against the Company’s patent portfolio and various other intellectual property rights. The facility shall bear interest at a rate of 11.25% plus an annual fee of up to US$250,000 per annum based on the Company’s revenues. At the option of the Corporation, payment of interest may be deferred until maturity. The facility will have a three year term with the Company having a right to two one year extensions upon certain conditions. Upon closing of the facility, the Company shall issue warrants to the note holders to purchase up to 5% of the fully diluted common shares in the capital of the Company at an exercise price equal to a 15% premium to the 10-day volume weight average share price at the time of closing.
The proceeds of the facility are intended to be used for the repayment of the Company’s existing indebtedness and for working capital purposes.
Closing of the facility is subject to various conditions precedent including entering into legally binding documentation, satisfactory due diligence, the completion of a minimum equity financing and the approval of the Toronto Stock Exchange. The Company expects to close the facility in Q3 2019.
ABOUT SPECTRA7 MICROSYSTEMS INC.
Spectra7 Microsystems Inc. is a high performance analog semiconductor company delivering unprecedented bandwidth, speed and resolution to enable disruptive industrial design for leading electronics manufacturers in virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality, data centers and other connectivity markets. Spectra7 is based in San Jose, California with design centers in Markham, Ontario, Cork, Ireland, and Little Rock, Arkansas. For more information, please visit www.spectra7.com.
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