BIOHITECH GLOBAL, INC. (OTCMKTS:BHTG) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive AgreementItem 1.01.
As previously reported, on October 30, 2017, BioHiTech Global, Inc. (the “Registrant”) entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”) with a single, accredited investor (the “Investor”), to which the Registrant agreed to sell and the Investor agreed to purchase up to an aggregate of 333,401 shares of the Registrant’s newly created Series A Convertible Preferred Stock, par value $0.0001 per share (the “Series A Shares”) for an aggregate investment of up to $1,667,000. At the first closing, consummated on October 31, 2017, the Investor purchased 133,334 shares of Series A Shares and Warrants to purchase an additional 133,334 shares of Common Stock for a purchase price of $666,670. The Company received net proceeds of $600,000. On December 15, 2017, the Registrant and the Investor completed the second closing for an additional 200,067 Series A Shares and Warrants to purchase 200,067 shares of Common Stock with the Company receiving additional proceeds of $900,300. The Registrant received total proceeds of $1,500,300 from the Offering from the Investor.
The Series A Shares are convertible into share of Common Stock at the rate of one share of Common Stock for $5.00 of stated value of Series A Shares converted (effectively, on a 1 for 1 basis). The conversion rate is subject to adjustment for stock splits, reclassification and issuance of certain Securities at a purchase price per share below the conversion price. The Series A Shares will automatically convert into Common Stock if the Registrant (i) receives gross proceeds of $6,000,000, or (ii) receives gross proceeds sufficient to qualify for listing on a national securities exchange. If the Registrant completes a financing at a price per share of less than $5.00, one-half of the Series A Shares will convert at a conversion price equal to the purchase price of such financing. The Series A Shares are entitled to receive dividends, payable quarterly commencing December 31, 2017, at the rate of five percent (5%) during the first year of issuance, and increasing two percent (2%) per month thereafter. The Series A Shares rank senior to the Registrant’s Common Stock with respect to dividends, distributions and payments on liquidation. The Registrant also has the right to redeem the Series A Shares one year after the First Closing for 120% of the stated value plus any unpaid dividends. Commencing on January 1, 2019, the Investor will have the right to require the Registrant to redeem the Series A Shares for 115% of the Conversion Amount, under certain circumstances.
The Registrant also granted the Investor certain piggy-back registration rights with respect to the shares of Common Stock underlying the conversion of the Series A Shares and the exercise of the Warrants.
The foregoing description of the terms and conditions of the Agreement, the Warrants and the Certificate of Designation is only a summary and is qualified in its entirety by the full text of the Agreement, the Warrants and the Certificate of Designation. For an understanding of their terms and provisions, reference should be made to the Form of Securities Purchase Agreement attached as Exhibit 10.1 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on November 3, 2017. A copy of the Certificate of Designation and the Form of Securities Purchase Warrant are attached to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on November 3, 2017 as Exhibits 4.1 and 4.2, respectively, and are incorporated herein by reference.
The Registrant engaged a placement agent in the offering who was paid a placement agent fee in cash in the amount of 3.5% of the total proceeds.
This Current Report on Form 8-K contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. The risks and uncertainties involved include the dilution to current stockholders as a result of the potential purchase price discount offered to the Investor, and the market overhang of shares available for sale that may develop as a result of the subsequent sale by the Investor of the shares of Common Stock underlying the Series A Shares and the Warrants, as well as other risks detailed from time to time in the Registrant’s periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
|Item 3.02.||Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities.|
The Series A Shares and Warrants were offered and sold without registration under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) in reliance on the exemptions provided by Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act as provided in Rule 506(b) of Regulation D promulgated thereunder. Each of the offerings was made to an “accredited investor” (as defined by Rule 501 under the Securities Act). In addition, the sale of securities did not involve a public offering; the Registrant made no solicitation in connection with the sale other than communications with the investor; the Registrant obtained representations from the Investor regarding its investment intent, experience and sophistication; and the Investor either received or had access to adequate information about the Registrant in order to make an informed investment decision. The Series A Shares and Warrants and the Common Stock issuable upon conversion of the Series A Shares and exercise of the Warrants, have not been registered under the Securities Act or any other applicable securities laws, and unless so registered, may not be offered or sold in the United States except to an exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act.
|Item 9.01.||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|4.1 (1)||Certificate of Designation of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock|
|4.2 (1)||Form of Common Stock Purchase Warrant|
|10.1 (1)||Form of Securities Purchase Agreement|
|(1)||Incorporated by reference to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on November 3, 2017.|
About BIOHITECH GLOBAL, INC. (OTCMKTS:BHTG)
BioHiTech Global, Inc. provides an environmentally friendly solution for food waste disposal. The Company, through its subsidiaries, BioHiTech America, LLC and BioHiTech Europe Limited, offers its customers various technologies integrating technological, biological and mechanical engineering solutions for the control, reduction and/or reuse of organic waste. It has a distribution license to sell, lease, use, distribute and manufacture the Eco-Safe Digester product. The Eco-Safe Digester is a data-driven, network-based mechanical/biological technology, which transforms food waste into nutrient-neutral water that can be disposed of via conventional sanitary sewer systems. The Eco-Safe Digester may be used by businesses in food service, hospitality, healthcare, government, conference centers, education centers or stadiums. Its Internet enabled system, the BioHiTech Cloud, streams data from the digesters, collects information from system users and integrates business application data.