Awakn Life Sciences Completes Previously Announced Private Placement for Gross Proceeds of $8.3 Million
1169082 B.C. Ltd. and Awakn Life Sciences Inc. are pleased to announce the closing of the previously announced brokered private placement.
1169082 B.C. Ltd. (the “Company“) and Awakn Life Sciences Inc. (“Awakn“) are pleased to announce the closing of the previously announced brokered private placement of 3,320,220 subscription receipts (the “Subscription Receipts“) in the capital of Awakn at a price of $2.50 per Subscription Receipt (the “Issue Price“) for aggregate gross proceeds of $8,300,550 (the “Offering“).
Lead investors that participated in the offering, include Ambria, Iter Investments, JLS, Negev Capital and Neo Kuma Ventures, among others, settled directly with Awakn.
The Offering was co-led by Canaccord Genuity Corp. and Eight Capital (together, the “Co-Lead Agents“) on behalf of a syndicate of agents including Stifel GMP (together with the Co-Lead Agents, the “Agents“).
The Offering was carried out in connection with an amalgamation agreement dated May 13, 2021 (the “Amalgamation Agreement“) entered into among the Company, Awakn and 2835517 Ontario Ltd. (the “Subco“), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, which, subject to certain conditions and applicable shareholder and regulatory approvals, will result in a reverse takeover of the Company by Awakn (the “Proposed Transaction“). The resulting issuer from the Proposed Transaction (the “Resulting Issuer“) will carry on the business of Awakn.
Upon the satisfaction of the Release Conditions (as defined below), each Subscription Receipt will be automatically exchanged for one common share in the capital of Awakn (each, an “Awakn Share“) without payment of any additional consideration or further action on the part of the holder thereof. At the effective time of the Proposed Transaction, each Awakn Share will be exchanged for one common share in the capital of the Resulting Issuer (each, a “Resulting Issuer Share“) (on a post-consolidation basis).
The gross proceeds of the Offering, less 50% of the Agents’ Fee (as defined below) and certain expenses of the Agents, will be held in escrow pending satisfaction of certain escrow release conditions contained in the subscription receipt agreement entered into between Awakn, the Co-Lead Agents and Endeavor Trust Corporation (the “Subscription Receipt Agreement“) governing the Subscription Receipts, including but not limited to the approval of the NEO Exchange for the listing of the Resulting Issuer Shares (the “Release Conditions“). In the event that the Release Conditions have not been satisfied on or prior to October 6, 2021 (the “Escrow Release Deadline“), or if Awakn advises the Co-Lead Agents or announces to the public that it does not intend to satisfy the Release Conditions or that the Proposed Transaction has been terminated, the aggregate Issue Price of the Subscription Receipts (plus any interest earned thereon) shall be returned to the applicable holders of the Subscription Receipts (net of any applicable withholding taxes), and such Subscription Receipts shall be automatically cancelled and be of no further force and effect.
In consideration for their services in connection with the Offering, the Agents received (i) a cash commission equal to 7.0% of the gross proceeds raised pursuant to the Offering (provided that the commission for president’s list subscribers was reduced to 3.5%) plus a cash fee equal to $367,406 in satisfaction of certain advisory services performed by the Agents (together, the “Agents’ Fee“); and (ii) that number of warrants (the “Agents’ Warrants“) equal to 7.0% of the aggregate number of Subscription Receipts issued pursuant to the Offering (provided that the number of Agents’ Warrants for president’s list subscribers was reduced to 3.5%) plus 146,962 Agents’ Warrants in satisfaction of certain advisory services performed by the Agents. Each Agents’ Warrant is exercisable into one Awakn Share at the Issue Price for a period of 24 months from the date the Release Conditions are satisfied. In connection with the completion of the Proposed Transaction, each Agents’ Warrant will be exchanged into one compensation warrant of the Resulting Issuer, which will be exercisable for one Resulting Issuer Share at the Issue Price for a period of 24 months from the date the Release Conditions are satisfied. In addition, the Co-Lead Agents were issued 99,607 Subscription Receipts in satisfaction of the corporate finance fee.
The Subscription Receipts issued under the Offering are subject to an indefinite hold period in Canada. The Resulting Issuer Shares will be freely tradeable following the completion of the Proposed Transaction. The securities offered have not been registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any State in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. It is expected that the net proceeds from the Offering will be used by the Resulting Issuer for clinic openings, research and development, general and administration expenses, and general working capital.
Awakn Life Sciences (www.awaknlifesciences.com) is a biotechnology company with clinical operations researching, developing, and delivering psychedelic medicine to treat Addiction. Awakn is integrating psychedelic medicine into mainstream healthcare through Research, Digital, Clinics, and Ecosystems.
1169082 B.C. LTD.
On behalf of the Board of Directors
Scott Munro, Chief Executive Officer
Awakn Life Sciences
KCSA Strategic Communications –
Valter Pinto or Tim Regan
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