GENERAL AND BASIS OF PRESENTATION
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NOTE 1 - GENERAL AND BASIS OF PRESENTATION
Orgenesis Inc., a Nevada corporation (“Orgenesis” or the “Company”), is a service and research company in the field of the regenerative medicine industry with a focus on cell therapy development and manufacturing for advanced medicinal products. In addition, the Company is focused on developing novel and proprietary cell therapy trans-differentiation technologies for the treatment of diabetes. The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of Orgenesis Inc. and its subsidiaries, including those of the Masthercell Global group, a contract development and manufacturing organization, or CDMO, specializing in cell therapy development and manufacturing for advanced medicinal products in the USA, Belgium, Korea and Israel (See Note 4 for explanation that during the third fiscal quarter that the Company gained control of Atvio and CureCell); Orgenesis SPRL (the “Belgian Subsidiary”), a Belgian-based subsidiary which is engaged in development and manufacturing activities together with clinical development studies in Europe; Orgenesis Maryland Inc. (the “U.S. Subsidiary”), a Maryland corporation; and Orgenesis Ltd., an Israeli corporation, (the “Israeli Subsidiary”).
The Company’s goal is to industrialize cell therapy for fast, safe and cost-effective production in order to provide rapid therapies for any market around the world through a world-wide network of CDMO joint venture partners. The Company’s trans-differentiation technologies for treating diabetes, which will be referred to as the cellular therapy (“CT”) business, is based on a technology licensed by Tel Hashomer Medical Research (“THM”) to the Israeli Subsidiary that demonstrates the capacity to induce a shift in the developmental fate of cells from the liver and trans-differentiating (converting) them into “pancreatic beta cell-like” insulin-producing cells.
As used in this report and unless otherwise indicated, the term “Company” refers to Orgenesis Inc. and its subsidiaries (“Subsidiaries”). Unless otherwise specified, all amounts are expressed in United States Dollars.
On November 16, 2017, the Company implemented a reverse stock split of its outstanding shares of common stock at a ratio of 1 -for- 12 shares. The reverse stock split has been reflected in these condensed consolidated financial statements.
On March 13, 2018, the Company's common stock began to be listed and traded on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol “ORGS.”
Consolidation of CDMO Entities and Strategic Funding
On June 28, 2018, the Company, Masthercell Global Inc. (a newly formed Delaware subsidiary of Orgenesis Inc being the Company that holds the Company’s CDMO business (“Masthercell Global”)), Great Point Partners, LLC, a manager of private equity funds focused on growing small to medium sized heath care companies (“Great Point”), and certain of Great Point’s affiliates, entered into a series of definitive strategic agreements intended to finance, strengthen and expand Orgenesis’ CDMO business. In connection therewith, the Company, Masthercell Global and GPP-II Masthercell, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“GPP-II”) and an affiliate of Great Point entered into Stock Purchase agreement (the “SPA”) pursuant to which GPP-II purchased 378,000 shares of newly designated Series A Preferred Stock of Masthercell Global (the “Masthercell Global Preferred Stock”), representing 37.8% of the issued and outstanding share capital of Masthercell Global, for cash consideration to be paid into Masthercell Global of up to $25 million, of which $13.2 million is subject to certain contingencies described below (the “Consideration”). Orgenesis holds 622,000 shares of Masthercell Global’s Common Stock, representing 62.2% of the issued and outstanding equity share capital of Masthercell Global. An initial cash payment of $11.8 million of the Consideration was remitted at closing by GPP-II to Masthercell Global. $1.5 Million of the initial capital contributed to Masthercell Global was used to reimburse the Investors for their fees and expenses incurred in conjunction with this transaction. The $1.5 million will reflect the entire fee payable under this transaction (net payment of $10.3 million). The follow up payment will be in the amount of $6,600,000 to be made in each of years 2018 and 2019 (the “Future Payments”), or an aggregate of $13.2 million, if (a) Masthercell Global achieves specified EBITDA and revenues targets during each of these years, and (b) the Orgenesis’ shareholders approve on or before December 31, 2019 certain provisions of the Stockholders’ Agreement entered into by these parties. None of the future Consideration amounts, if any, will result in an increase in GPP-II’s equity holdings in Masthercell Global beyond the 378,000 shares of Series A Preferred Stock issued to GPP-II at closing. Notwithstanding the foregoing, GPP-II may, in its sole discretion, elect to pay all or a portion of the future Consideration amounts even if the financial targets described above have not been achieved and the Orgenesis Stockholder Approval has not been obtained.
In connection with the entry into the SPA described above, each of the Company, Masthercell Global and GPP-II entered into the Masthercell Global Inc. Stockholders’ Agreement (the “Stockholders’ Agreement”) providing for certain restrictions on the disposition of Masthercell Global securities, the provisions of certain options and rights with respect to the management and operations of Masthercell Global, certain rights to GPP-II (including, without limitation, a tag along right, drag along right and certain protective provisions). After the earlier of the second anniversary of the closing or certain enumerated circumstances, GPP-II is entitled to effectuate a spinoff of Masthercell Global and the Masthercell Global Subsidiaries (the “Spinoff”). The Spinoff is required to reflect a market value determined by one of the top ten independent accounting firms in the U.S. selected by GPP, provided that under certain conditions, such market valuation shall reflect a valuation of Masthercell Global and the Masthercell Global Subsidiaries of at least $50 million. In addition, upon certain enumerated events described below, GPP-II is entitled, at its option, to put to the Company (or, at Company’s discretion, to Masthercell Global if Masthercell Global shall then have the funds available to consummate the transaction) its shares in Masthercell Global or, alternatively, purchase from the Company its share capital in Masthercell Global at a purchase price equal to the fair market value of such equity holdings provided that the purchase price shall not be greater than three times the price per share of Masthercell Global Preferred Stock paid by GPP-II and shall not be less than the price per share of Masthercell Global Preferred Stock paid by GPP-II. GPP-II may exercise its put or call option upon the occurrence of any of the following: (i) there is an Activist Shareholder of the Company; (ii) the Chief Executive Officer and/or Chairman of the board of directors of the Company resigns or is replaced, removed, or terminated for any reason prior to June 28, 2023; (iii) there is a Change of Control event of the Company; or (iv) the industry expert director appointed to the board of directors of Masthercell Global is removed or replaced (or a new such director is appointed) without the prior written consent of GPP-II. For the purposes of the foregoing, the following definitions shall apply: (A) “Activist Shareholder” shall mean any Person who acquires shares of capital stock of the Company who either: (x) acquires more than a majority of the voting power of the Company, (y) actively takes over and controls a majority of the board of directors of the Company, or (z) is required to file a Schedule 13D with respect to such Person’s ownership of the Company and has described a plan, proposal or intent to take action with respect to exerting significant pressure on the management of or directors of, the Company; and (B) “Change of Control” shall mean any of: (a) the acquisition, directly or indirectly (in a single transaction or a series of related transactions) by a Person or group of Persons of either (I) a majority of the common stock of the Company (whether by merger, consolidation, stock purchase, tender offer, reorganization, recapitalization or otherwise), or (II) all or substantially all of the assets of the Company and its Subsidiaries (but only if such transaction includes the transfer of Securities held by the Company), (b) if any four (4) of the directors of the Company as of June 28, 2018 are removed or replaced or for any other reason cease to serve as directors of the Company, (c) the filing of a petition in bankruptcy or the commencement of any proceedings under bankruptcy laws by or against the Company, provided that such filing or commencement shall be deemed a Change of Control immediately if filed or commenced by the Company or after sixty (60) days if such filing is initiated by a creditor of the Company and is not dismissed; (d) insolvency of the Company that is not cured by the Company within thirty (30) days; (e) the appointment of a receiver for the Company, provided that such appointment shall constitute an Change of Control immediately if the appointment was consented to by the Company or after sixty (60) days if not consented to by the Company and such appointment is not terminated; or (f) or dissolution of the Company.
The Stockholders’ Agreement further provides that GPP-II is entitled, at any time, to convert its share capital in Masthercell Global for the Company’s common stock in an amount equal to the lesser of (a)(i) the fair market value of GPP-II’s shares of Masthercell Global Preferred Stock to be exchanged, divided by (ii) the average closing price per share of Orgenesis Common Stock during the thirty (30) day period ending on the date that GPP-II provides the exchange notice (the “Exchange Price”) and (b)(i) the fair market value of GPP-II’s shares of Masthercell Global Preferred Stock to be exchanged assuming a value of Masthercell Global equal to three and a half (3.5) times the revenue of Masthercell Global during the last twelve (12) complete calendar months immediately prior to the exchange divided by (ii) the Exchange Price; provided, that in no event will (A) the Exchange Price be less than a price per share that would result in Orgenesis having an enterprise value of less than $250,000,000 and (B) the maximum number of shares of Orgenesis Common Stock to be issued shall not exceed 2,704,247 shares of outstanding Orgenesis Common Stock (representing approximately 19.99% of then outstanding Orgenesis Common Stock), unless Orgenesis obtains shareholder approval for the issuance of such greater amount of shares of Orgenesis Common Stock in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Nasdaq Stock Market.
Great Point and Masthercell Global entered into an advisory services agreement pursuant to which Great Point is to provide management services to Masthercell Global for which Great Point will be compensated at an annual base compensation equal to the greater of (i) $250,000 per each 12 month period or (ii) 5% of the EBITDA for such 12 month period, payable in arrears in quarterly installments; provided, that these payments will (A) begin to accrue immediately, but shall not be paid in cash to Great Point until such time as Masthercell Global generates EBITDA of at least $2,000,000 for any 12 month period or the sale of or change in control of Masthercell Global, and (B) shall not exceed an aggregate annual amount of $500,000. Such compensation accrues but is not owed to Great Point until the earlier of (i) Masthercell Global generating EBITDA of at least $2 million for any 12 months period following the date of the agreement or (ii) a Sale of the Company or Change of Control of the Company (as both terms are defined therein).
GPP Securities, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and an affiliate of Great Point and Masthercell Global entered into a transaction services agreement pursuant to which GPP Securities, LLC is to provide certain brokerage services to Masthercell Global for which GPP Securities LLC will be entitled to a certain Exit Fee and Transaction Fee (as both terms are defined in the agreement), such fees not to be less than 2 percent of the applicable transaction value.
The Company accounted for the investment made by GPP as a redeemable non-controlling interest due to the embedded redemption feature whose settlement is not at the Company discretion.
Contemporaneous with the execution of the SPA and the Stockholders’ Agreement, Orgenesis and Masthercell Global entered into a Contribution, Assignment and Assumption Agreement pursuant to which Orgenesis contributed to Masthercell Global assets relating to the CDMO Business (as defined below), including the CDMO subsidiaries (the “Corporate Reorganization”). For further details see Note 4. Together with MaSTherCell S.A., Atvio and CureCell are directly held subsidiaries under Masthercell Global (collectively, the “Masthercell Global Subsidiaries”).
Masthercell Global, through the Masthercell Global Subsidiaries, will be engaged in the business of providing manufacturing and development services to third parties related to cell therapy products, and the creation and development of technology, and optimizations in connection with such manufacturing and development services for third parties (the “CDMO Business”). Under the terms of the Stockholders’ Agreement, Orgenesis has agreed that so long as it owns equity in Masthercell Global and for two years thereafter it will not engage in the CDMO Business, except through Masthercell Global (but may continue to engage in its other areas of business). In addition, except for certain limited circumstances, each of Orgenesis and GPP-II agreed in the Stockholders’ Agreement to not recruit or solicit or hire any officer or employee of Masthercell Global that was or is involved in the CDMO Business.
As of August 31, 2018, the Company accumulated losses of approximately $57.4 million. Although the Company is showing positive revenue and gross profit trends in its CDMO business, the Company expects to incur further losses in the CT business.
To date, the Company has been funding operations primarily from the proceeds from private placements of the Company’s convertible debt and equity securities and from revenues generated by MaSTherCell S.A. From December 1, 2017 through August 31, 2018, the Company received, through MaSTherCell S.A., proceeds of approximately $11.5 million in revenues and accounts receivable from customers, and $16.5 million from the private placement to accredited investors of the Company's equity and equity linked securities and convertible loans and exercise of warrants, out of which $8.1 million are from the institutional investor with whom the Company entered into definitive agreements in January 2017 for the private placement of units (see also Note 7(a)). In addition, from September 1, 2018 through October 12, 2018, the Company raised $3.4 million from the private placement referred to above of unsubscribed units under such investor’s subscription agreement, and proceeds of approximately $2.9 million in accounts receivable from customers of MaSTherCell S.A. See also Note 12.
These unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements of the Company have been prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP, pursuant to the rules and regulations of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) for interim financial statements. Accordingly, they do not contain all information and notes required by U.S. GAAP for annual financial statements. In the opinion of management, the unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial statements reflect all adjustments, which include normal recurring adjustments, necessary for a fair statement of the Company’s consolidated financial position as of August 31, 2018, and the consolidated statements of comprehensive loss for the three and nine months ended August 31, 2018 and 2017, and the changes in equity and cash flows for the nine-month period ended August 31, 2018 and 2017. The interim results are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the year ending November 30, 2018. These unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended November 30, 2017.
On June 19, 2018, the Company and Mircod Limited, a company formed under the laws of Cyprus (“Mircod”) entered into a Collaboration and License Agreement (the “Collaboration Agreement”) for the research, development and commercialization of potential key technologies related to biological sensing for the Company's clinical development and manufacturing projects (the “Development Project”). Within 45 days of the execution of the Collaboration Agreement, the parties are to approve a written project development plan outlining each party’s responsibilities with respect to the Development Project, and the Company will be funding the projected development costs as outlined in the development plan. Under the terms of the Collaboration Agreement, the Company remitted to Mircod an upfront payment of $50,000.
Under the Collaboration Agreement, all results of such collaboration (“Project Results”) shall be jointly owned by Mircod and the Company. The Company was granted an exclusive, worldwide sub licensable license under Mircod’s right in such Project Results to use and commercialize Project Results in consideration for a royalty of 5% of Net Sales (as defined in the Collaboration Agreement) of products incorporating Project Results.
Subject to completion of the Development Project, Mircod and the Company are to negotiate and enter into a manufacturing and supply agreement under which Mircod is to manufacture and supply products incorporating the Project Results and, at the Company’s request, to provide support and maintenance service for such products. If for whatever reason the parties fail to enter into such manufacturing and supply agreement within 90 days of the completion of the Development Project or if Mircod is unable to perform such services, the Company is entitled to manufacture the products, in which event Mircod will be entitled to a payment of $80,000 and royalties on Net Sales are to increase to 8% of Net Sales.
On July 10, 2018, the Company and HekaBio K.K. (“HB”), a corporation organized under the laws of Japan entered into a Joint Venture Agreement (the “JVA”) pursuant to which the parties will collaborate in the clinical development and commercialization of regeneration and cell and gene therapeutic products (hereinafter the “Products”) in Japan (the “Project”). The parties intend to pursue the joint venture through a newly established Japanese company (hereinafter the “JV Company”) which the Company by itself, or together with a designee, will hold a 49% participating interest therein, with the remaining 51% participating interest being held by HB. HB will fund, at its sole expense, all costs associated with obtaining the requisite regulatory approvals for conducting clinical trials, as well as performing all clinical and other testing required for market authorization of the Products in Japan.
Under the JVA, each party may invest up to $10 million, which may take the form of a loan, if required, as determined by the steering committee. The terms of such investment, if any, will be on terms mutually agreeable to the parties, provided that the minimum pre-money valuation for any such investment shall not be less than $10 million. Additionally, HB was granted an option to affect an equity investment in the Company of up to $15 million within the next 12 months on mutually agreeable terms. If such investment is in fact consummated, the Company agreed to invest in the JV Company by way of a convertible loan an amount to HB’s pro-rata participating interest in the JV Company, which initially will be at 51%. Such loan may then be converted by the Company into share capital of the JV company at an agreed upon formula for determining JV Company valuation which in no event shall be less than $10 million. Under the JVA, the Company can require HB to sell to the Company its participating (including equity) interest in the JV Company in consideration for the issuance of the Company’s common stock based on an agreed upon formula for determining JV Company valuation which in no event shall be less than $10 million.
In addition, under the JVA, the Company shall grant the JV Company an exclusive license to certain intellectual property of the Company as may be required for the JV Company to develop and commercialize the Products in Japan. In consideration of such license, the JV Company shall pay the Company, in addition to other payments, royalties at the rate of 10% of the JV Company’s net sales of Products.
It was further agreed that the JV Company shall grant the Company (and its affiliates) a non-exclusive, worldwide (other than Japan), royalty-free and fully paid-up license to use and practice, for any purpose, new inventions, discoveries and intellectual property rights that are generated by and/or on behalf of HB and/or the JV Company in connection with the Project.
All matters pertaining to such license rights shall be governed under a separate license agreement to be entered by and between the Company and the JV Company.
As of August 31, 2018, no activity had begun in the said JV and no investments were made therein.
Image Securities Ltd.
On July 11, 2018, the Company and Image Securities Ltd., a corporation with its registered office in Grand Cayman, Grand Cayman Islands (“India Partner”) entered into a Joint Venture Agreement (the “India JVA”) pursuant to which the parties will collaborate in the development and/or marketing, clinical development and commercialization of cell therapy products in India (the “Cell Therapy Products”). The India Partner will collaborate with a network of healthcare facilities and a healthcare infrastructure as well as financial partners to advance the development and commercialization of the cell therapy products.
The India JVA becomes effective upon the consummation of an equity investment by the India partner in the Company of $5 million within 15 days of the execution of the India JVA through the purchase of units of Orgenesis securities at a per unit purchase price payable into the Company of $6.24, with each unit comprised of one share of the Company and three-year warrant for the acquisition of an additional common share at a per share exercise price of $6.24. Subject to the consummation of such equity investment in the Company, the Company is to advance to the JV Company a convertible loan in the amount of $5 million. The loan is convertible into equity capital of the JV Company at an agreed upon formula for determining JV Company valuation. The investment in the Company by the India Partner would be the consummation of the previously disclosed private placement subscription agreement entered into in December 2016 between the Company and an affiliate of the India Partner pursuant to which the closing of such subscription agreement was by the terms thereof delayed until terms comprising the India JV were mutually agreed to.
Under the India JVA, the India Partner agreed to invest in the JV $10 million within 12 months of the incorporation of the JV Company. If for whatever reason such investment is not made by the India Partner within such time, then Orgenesis is authorized to convert its above-referenced loan into 50% of the equity capital of the JV Company on a fully diluted basis, provided that if the pre-money valuation of the JV Company is then independently determined to be less than $5 million, then such conversion to be effected in the basis of such valuation.
As of August 31, 2018, no activity had begun in the said JV and no investments were made therein.
The entire disclosure for the basis of presentation and significant accounting policies concepts. Basis of presentation describes the underlying basis used to prepare the financial statements (for example, US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Other Comprehensive Basis of Accounting, IFRS). Accounting policies describe all significant accounting policies of the reporting entity.
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