BONE THERAPEUTICS (Euronext Brussels and Paris: BOTHE), the cell therapy company addressing unmet medical needs in orthopedics, today announces that it has signed a binding term sheet for a EUR 5 million convertible bonds (CBs) facility arranged by ABO Securities. The proceeds of the financing will be used to advance the clinical development of Bone Therapeutics’ lead asset, the allogeneic bone cell therapy, ALLOB.
ABO Securities, on behalf of the CB investor, commits to subscribe to up to EUR 5 million in CBs. The CBs will be issued and subscribed in seven tranches. A first tranche with an aggregate principal amount of EUR 1.5 million will be issued on the Closing Date, followed by a tranche of up to EUR 1 million after 40 trading days from Closing. The issue and subscription of the remaining five tranches with a principal amount of EUR 500,000 each can be demanded at Bone Therapeutics’ sole discretion over an eighteen-month period, subject to customary conditions to be met.
The CBs, denominated EUR 50,000 each, will be in the form of unsecured, subordinated, registered loan. The CBs will not bear any coupon and have a maturity date of five years after issuance. The CBs are convertible into ordinary shares of Bone Therapeutics. The conversion price will be equal to 95% of the lowest 1-day VWAP observed during a period of ten consecutive trading days immediately preceding the date of CB holder’s request of conversion.
Subject to the fulfillment of condition precedents, Bone Therapeutics and ABO Securities aim to agree on and execute the final subscription agreement for the CBs and to issue the first tranche of CBs by the beginning of May 2022.
The negotiations for ALLOB, with one of the current Bone Therapeutics Chinese partners, for the global rights agreement are still ongoing and the board of directors of Bone Therapeutics is also continuing to examine opportunities to combine certain activities within Bone Therapeutics, taking into account the interests of its shareholders and other stakeholders. Further announcements will be made in due course, if and when circumstances so allow or require.