Blue Sphere Corporation (OTCMKTS:BLSP) Files An 8-K Other EventsItem 8.01 titled The Cantu Share Purchase Agreement, this Current Report on Form 8-K/A is being filed to amend the Current Report on Form 8-K filed by the Company on July 6, 2017 and the Forms 8-K/A filed by the Company on September 14, 2017 and December 1, 2017. As it relates to the subsection in Item 8.01 titled The Udine GPOMA, this Current Report on Form 8-K/A is being filed to amend the Current Report on Form 8-K filed by the Company on September 6, 2017 and the Forms 8-K/A filed on November 16, 2017 and December 1, 2017.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This Current Report on Form 8-K includes information that may constitute forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on the Company’s current beliefs, assumptions and expectations regarding future events, which in turn are based on information currently available to the Company. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the anticipated impact of certain events on the Company’s financial statements, including for example, negotiations to purchase Energyeco S.r.l. and the termination of the GPOMA by Futuris Papia. By their nature, forward-looking statements address matters that are subject to risks and uncertainties. A variety of factors could cause actual events and results, as well as the Company’s expectations, to differ materially from those expressed in or contemplated by the forward-looking statements. These factors include, without limitation, the risk that additional information may become known prior to the expected filing of information or financial statements with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Other risk factors affecting the Company are discussed in detail in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except to the extent required by applicable securities laws.
The Cantu Share Purchase Agreement
As previously reported, on June 29, 2017, we entered into a Share Purchase Agreement (the “PV SPA”) with Pronto Verde A.G. (“Pronto Verde”), relating to the purchase of one hundred percent (50%) of the share capital of Energyeco S.r.l., a limited liability company organized under the laws of Italy, which owns and operates a 990 Kw plant for the production of electricity from vegetal oil located in Cantù, Italy. On November 27, 2017, we notified Pronto Verde that the PV SPA was terminated because (a) the deadline for consummation of the closing expired and no agreement to extend the deadline was granted by Blue Sphere, and (b) none of the specified conditions precedent had materialized. We also demanded the repayment of €150,000 (approximately USD $179,000) paid to escrow under the PV SPA, which is reimbursable should the closing not occur due to Pronto Verde’s breach or in the event that a condition precedent to closing does not materialize. We also reserved our right to unspecified damages incurred as a consequence of documented material representations made in connection with the PV SPA.
The Company continues to negotiate the purchase of Energyeco S.r.l., this time directly with its shareholders and not Pronto Verde, and has entered into a non-binding (except for customary exclusivity and confidentiality provisions) term sheet on more favorable terms and for a purchase price that is lower than was contemplated by the PV SPA.
The Udine GPOMA
As previously reported, on September 4, 2017, our indirect wholly-owned Italian subsidiary, Futuris Papia S.p.A. (“Futuris Papia”), which owns and operates a 995 Kw plant for the production of electricity from vegetal oil located in Udine, Italy (the “Udine Facility”), and Pronto Verde entered into a Guarantee Plant Operation Management Agreement (the “Udine GPOMA”). On November 27, 2017, we notified Pronto Verde that the Udine GPOMA was terminated because, in part, (a) Pronto Verde did not successfully engage the designated supplier to supply vegetal oil, and Futuris Papia was forced to procure vegetal oil from another supplier at a higher cost; (b) Pronto Verde and its operator did not diligently perform specified tasks under the Udine GPOMA, and Futuris Papia was forced to procure such services from another operator at a higher cost; and (c) due to a number of specified breaches by Pronto Verde to perform under the Udine GPOMA.
The Udine GPOMA concerned the performance of services for the operation and maintenance of the Udine Facility, including the supply of vegetal oil to the Udine Facility, and included Pronto Verde’s guarantee of a monthly EBITDA of €90,833.33 (approximately USD $110,000). As a consequence of the termination, Futuris Papia will no longer receive the guaranteed EBITDA from Pronto Verde. Presently, the Company forecasts a significantly lower monthly EBITDA from the Udine Facility; however, Futuris Papia is presently negotiating terms with third party providers in order to maximize the financial results at the Udine Facility. Notwithstanding, the Company can make no assurances that the Udine Facility will achieve the same level of monthly EBITDA as was guaranteed under the Udine GPOMA. We reserved our right to recover the damages incurred as a consequence of Pronto Verde’s documented material breaches made in connection with the Udine GPOMA.
About Blue Sphere Corporation (OTCMKTS:BLSP)
Blue Sphere Corporation is a global clean energy company. The Company develops, manages and owns waste-to-energy and other renewable energy projects. It is an international build, own and operate company (BOO) active around the world in the clean energy production and organics to energy markets. The Company is focused on approximately 10 projects related to the construction, acquisition or development of biogas facilities. It is carrying out a range of waste-to-energy projects around the world with capacities ranging between 1 to 5 megawatts. It has a waste to energy anaerobic digester of approximately 5.2 megawatts plant in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Company operates a waste to energy anaerobic digester of approximately 3.2 megawatts plant in Johnston, Rhode Island. The Company has a waste to energy anaerobic digester of approximately five megawatts plant in Ramat Chovav, Israel. As of September 30, 2015, the Company had not generated any revenues.