Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

EQUITY TRANSACTIONS

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EQUITY TRANSACTIONS
3 Months Ended
Jul. 31, 2021
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EQUITY TRANSACTIONS

 

13. EQUITY TRANSACTIONS

 

The Company is authorized to issue 10,000,000 shares of Preferred Stock $0.0001 par value. The Board of Directors has designated 1,360,000 shares as Series A Convertible Preferred Stock (the “Series A Preferred Shares”). The rights, preferences, privileges and restrictions on the remaining authorized 8,640,000 shares of Preferred Stock have not been determined. The Company’s Board of Directors is authorized to create a new series of preferred shares and determine the number of shares, as well as the rights, preferences, privileges and restrictions granted to or imposed upon any series of preferred shares. 

 

Series A Preferred Stock

 

The Series A Preferred Shares convey no dividend rights except as may be declared by the Board in its sole and absolute discretion, out of funds legally available for that purpose. Holders of Series A Preferred Shares are entitled to fifty (50) non-cumulative votes per share on all matters presented to the Company’s stockholders for action.

 

Holders of Series A Preferred Shares have the right to convert their shares into shares of Common Stock at any time at a conversion rate equal to twenty (20) shares of Common Stock for every one (1) Series A Preferred Share. The conversion rate is not subject to anti-dilution adjustments.

 

In connection with the closing of the IPO, all of the Company’s outstanding shares of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock were converted into 15,000,000 shares of common stock. As of July 31, 2021, there were no shares of Series A Preferred Shares and no other shares of Preferred Stock issued or outstanding.

 

Common Stock

 

On May 27, 2016, the Company’s Board of Directors approved a Certificate of Amendment to the Company’s Certificate of Incorporation increasing its authorized shares of Common Stock from 150,000,000 to 300,000,000.

  

On April 30, 2019, the Company and ALSF entered into a SPA for the purchase of 10,000,000 shares of Common Stock for a total purchase price of $15,000,000, or $1.50 per share with 5,000,000 warrants with a 5-year life and an exercise price of $3.00 per share and vesting upon issuance. The total purchase price of $15,000,000 was in the form of a non-interest bearing note receivable with a 12-month term from ALSF, a related party. The note is secured by a pledge of the purchased shares. Pursuant to the SPA, ALSF is entitled to full ratchet anti-dilution protection, most-favored nation status, denying the Company the right to enter into a variable rate transaction absent its consent, a right to participate in any future financing the Company may consummate and to have all the shares of Common Stock to which it is entitled under the SPA registered under the Securities Act within 180 days of the final closing of an initial public offering. In May 2021, the term of the note receivable was extended to December 31, 2023. The note is secured by a pledge of the purchased shares.

 

In March 2021, the Company entered into a securities purchase agreement with DPL pursuant to which the Company agreed to sell an aggregate of 6,666,667 shares of Common Stock for an aggregate of $10 million, or $1.50 per share, which sales will be made in tranches. On March 9, 2021, DPL paid $4 million, less the $1.8 million in advances and the surrender for cancellation of a $50,000 convertible promissory note held by Ault Global, each as described below, for an aggregate of 2,666,667 shares of Common Stock. Under the terms of the securities purchase agreement, DPL purchased an additional (i) 1,333,333 shares of Common Stock upon approval by the FDA of our IND for our Phase Ia clinical trials for a purchase price of $2 million, and (ii) will purchase 2,666,667 shares of the Company’s Common Stock upon the completion of these Phase Ia clinical trials for a purchase price of $4 million. The Company further agreed to issue to DPL warrants to purchase a number of shares of Common Stock equal to 50% of the shares of Common Stock purchased under the securities purchase agreement at an exercise price of $3.00 per share.

 

 

On July 28, 2021 the Company received from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration a “Study May Proceed” letter for a Phase Ia study under the Company’s Investigational New Drug application for AL001. Based on the achievement of this milestone, the Company sold an additional 1,333,333 shares of its common stock to DPL for $2 million, or $1.50 per share, and issued to DPL warrants to acquire 666,667 shares of the Company’s common stock with an exercise price of $3.00 per share.

 

Finally, the Company agreed that for a period of 18 months following the date of the payment of the final tranche of $4 million, DPL will have the right to invest an additional $10 million on the same terms, except that no specific milestones have been determined with respect to the additional $10 million as of the date of this Quarterly Report.