Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

REDEEMABLE NON CONTROLLING INTEREST

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REDEEMABLE NON CONTROLLING INTEREST
12 Months Ended
Nov. 30, 2018
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NOTE 3 – REDEEMABLE NON CONTROLLING INTEREST

a. Subscription and Shareholders Agreement with Belgian Sovereign Funds Société Fédérale de Participations et d'Investissement ("SFPI").

     On November 15, 2017, the Company, MaSTherCell and SFPI entered into a Subscription and Shareholders Agreement (“SFPI Agreement” ) pursuant to which SFPI made an equity investment in MaSTherCell in the aggregate amount of Euro 5 million (approximately $5.9 million), for approximately 16.7% of MaSTherCell (SFPI received B-shares of MaSTherCell which have the same voting, dividend and other rights as the existing shares of MaSTherCell). The equity investment commitment included the conversion of the outstanding loan and accrued interest of Euro 1.07 million (approximately $1.18 million), previously made by SFPI to MaSTherCell. In November 2017, the initial subscription amount of Euro 2 million ($2.3 million) was paid by SFPI to MaSTherCell. The proceeds from the investment are to be used in accordance with the long-term business plan that was appended to the SFPI Agreement which includes, without limitation, expanding MaSTherCell’s facilities in Belgium with the addition of five new cGMP manufacturing cleanrooms. The agreement contains customary representations, warranties and covenants by MaSTherCell and the Company, in respect of which the Company has undertaken to indemnify SFPI for the consequences of any breach thereof by MaSTherCell or the Company.

     Under the Agreement, SFPI has the right to appoint one member to the board of directors of MaSTherCell’s five-person board. In addition, the holders of the B-Shares have a right to, along with the Company, appoint an independent director who will serve as the chairman of the board of MaSTherCell for a renewable three-year term. The agreement provides that, under certain specified circumstances, SFPI is entitled to transfer its equity interest in MaSTherCell to the Company at a price equal to the total investment amount, plus a specified annual premium ranging from 10% to 25%, depending on the year following the subscription in which the put is exercised.

     Under the terms of the agreement since the Company listed to Nasdaq, SFPI is entitled to convert its MaSTherCell’ s equity interest (using an exchange rate of approximately $0.85), into shares of Common Stock of the Company based upon a conversion price of $6.24, the exercise period of the option is 3 years from the closing date of the SFPI Agreement. The $6.24 conversion price represents the price after the previous stock split of the Company.

Furthermore, under the agreement, the Company had the right to spin-off the CDMO business into a Subsidiary provided that the Subsidiary adhered to the terms of the agreement. In June 2018, the Company effectuated such a spin-off and consolidated the CDMO business into Masthercell Global and Masthercell Global adhered to the terms of this agreement. Also, the Company possesses a drag along right under the Agreement whereby if the Company transfers all or the majority of its shares in MaSTherCell, it can force SFPI to do the same. (See also Note 3(b)).

     On June 13, 2018, SFPI has paid into MaSTherCell the remaining amount of Euro 1.9 million (approximately $2.3 million) to complete its subscription obligations under the agreement.

     Due to the embedded redemption feature whose settlement is not at the Company discretion, the Company accounted for the investment made by SFPI as a redeemable non-controlling interest. As of November 30, 2018, and 2017 SFPI investment was presented as redeemable non-controlling interest in the balance sheet, in the amount of $5.8 million and $3.6, respectively.

b. Stock Purchase Agreement and Stockholders’ Agreement with Great Point Partners, LLC (“GPP”)

     On June 28, 2018, the Company, Masthercell Global GPP, and certain of GPP’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 GPP 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 a cash consideration to be paid into Masthercell Global of up to $25 million, of which $13.2 million was 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. $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 (net payment of $10.3 million). Under the terms of the SPA the follow up payments will be in the amount of $6.6 million to be made in each of years 2018 and 2019 (the “Future Payments”), if (a) Masthercell Global achieves specified EBITDA and revenues targets during each of these years, and (b) the Orgenesis’ shareholders approve certain provisions of the SPA entered into by these parties. Such shareholder approval was obtained on October 23, 2018. None of the future Consideration amounts, if any, will result in an increase in GPP-II’s equity holdings in MaSTherCell.

     In connection with the entry into the SPA as 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, provided that under certain conditions, such market valuation shall reflect a valuation of Masthercell Global and its 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 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 as defined in the Stockholders’ Agreement; 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.

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.

     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 the Company’s Common Stock during the thirty 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 Inc. having an enterprise value of less than $250 million and (B) the maximum number of shares of the Company’s Common Stock to be issued shall not exceed 2,704,247 shares, unless the Company obtains shareholder approval for the issuance of such greater amount of shares of the Company 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 thousand 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 million 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 $0.5 million. 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 -month 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 and Masthercell Global entered into a transaction services agreement pursuant to which GPP is to provide certain brokerage services to Masthercell Global for which GPP 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.

     Due to the embedded redemption feature whose settlement is not at the Company discretion, the Company accounted for the investment made by GPP as a redeemable non-controlling interest in the amount of $18.4.

     On November 30, 2018 Masthercell Global achieved the specified EBITDA and revenues targets for 2018 as described in the SPA. The Company reflected the $6.6 million in the balance sheet as GPP receivable. On January 16, 2019, GPP-II remitted to Masthercell Global the $6.6 million.