Kandi (KNDI) Enters 4.38M Direct Offering

June 26, 2013 8:44 AM EDT
On June 26, 2013, Kandi Technologies Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: KNDI) entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”) with certain purchasers identified on the signature pages thereto (the “Buyers”) pursuant to which the Company will sell to the Buyers, in a registered direct offering, an aggregate of 4,376,036 shares (the “Shares”) of common stock, par value $0.001 per share (“Common Stock”), at a negotiated purchase price of $6.03 per share, for aggregate gross proceeds to the Company of approximately $26,387,500, before deducting fees to the placement agent and other estimated offering expenses payable by the Company.

As part of the transaction, the Buyers will also receive Series A warrants for the purchase of up to 1,750,415 shares of our Common Stock at an exercise price of $7.24 per share (the “Series A Warrants”). The transaction also includes an option for the Buyers to make an additional investment in the form of Series B warrants and Series C warrants. Series B warrants to purchase a maximum aggregate of 728,936 shares of Common Stock at an exercise price of $7.24 per share (the “Series B Warrants”); and Series C warrants to purchase a maximum aggregate of 291,574 shares of Common Stock on the same pricing terms as the original investment (the “Series C Warrants” and together with the Series A Warrants and the Series B Warrants, the “Warrants”). The Series A Warrants have a term of thirty months and are exercisable by the holders at any time after the date of issuance. The Series B Warrants are exercisable by the holders at any time after the date that is six months and one day following their issuance at the closing of the transaction, and expire 60 days after the date on which they are first exercisable. The number of shares of Common Stock that the Series C Warrants shall initially be exercisable into shall be zero (0) and shall be increased upon the exercise of the Series B Warrants (up to the maximum of 291,574 shares of Common Stock). The term of the Series C Warrants is 30 months from the date of their issuance at the closing of the transaction; however, to the extent that Series B Warrants are not exercised and expire on the expiration date, Series C Warrants also expire on the expiration of the related Series B Warrants.

The exercise price and the number of shares issuable upon exercise of the Warrants are subject to an adjustment upon the occurrence of certain events, including, but not limited to, stock splits or dividends, business combinations, sale of assets, similar recapitalization transactions, or other similar transactions. The exercise price of the Series A Warrants and the Series C Warrants are subject to adjustment in the event that the Company issues or is deemed to issue shares of Common Stock for less than the applicable exercise price of the Warrants.

The exercisability of the Warrants may be limited if, upon exercise, the holder or any of its affiliates would beneficially own more than 4.99% of the Common Stock. Further, the exercisability of the Warrants are subject to compliance with principal market (NASDAQ) regulations.

Per the terms of the Purchase Agreement, the Company has agreed with the Buyers the following: (i) that subject to certain exceptions, it will not, within the sixty (60) trading days following the closing of this financing transactions enter into any agreement to issue or announce the issuance or proposed issuance of any securities; (ii) that, for a period of 12 months, it will not enter into an agreement to effect a “Variable Rate Transaction,” as that term is defined in the Purchase Agreement; and (iii) that if the Company issues securities within the 12 months following the closing, the Buyers shall have the right to purchase up to 45% of the securities on the same terms, conditions and price provided for in the proposed issuance of securities.

The Shares, the Warrants and the Common Stock issuable upon exercise of the Warrants are being offered by the Company pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement on Form S-3, which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 19, 2013 and was declared effective on May 23, 2013 (File No. 333-188039).

FT Global Capital, Inc. acted as the exclusive placement agent in connection with this offering. A copy of the placement agent agreement between the Company and the placement agent is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.2 and incorporated herein by reference.

The foregoing summaries of the offering, the securities to be issued in connection therewith, the Purchase Agreement, the Placement Agent Agreement and the form of Warrant do not purport to be complete and are qualified in their entirety by reference to the definitive transaction documents.

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