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Subsequent Events

Subsequent Events
6 Months Ended
Jan. 31, 2020
Subsequent Events [Abstract]  
Subsequent Events

Note 11—Subsequent Events


Strategic Transaction Overview


On February 7, 2020, the Company closed (the “Closing”) a strategic transaction (the “Transaction”) with Grand Decade Developments Limited, a direct, wholly-owned subsidiary of China Grand Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Holdings Limited, a company formed under the laws of the British Virgin Islands (“CGP”), and its affiliate, Sirtex Medical US Holdings, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Sirtex” and, together with CGP, the “Buyers”). On October 10, 2019, the Company and the Buyers entered into Stock Purchase Agreements (as amended, the “Purchase Agreements”) pursuant to which the Company agreed to sell and issue to CGP and Sirtex 10,000,000 shares and 2,000,000 shares, respectively, of the Company’s common stock for a total purchase price of $30 million. The net proceeds, after deducting offering fees and expenses paid by us, were approximately $28.0 million. Upon Closing, CGP and Sirtex owned 43.95% and 8.79%, respectively, of the outstanding shares of common stock of the Company.


Purchase Agreements


Pursuant to the Purchase Agreements, beginning on February 7, 2020 and ending on the first anniversary thereof (the “Option Period”), the Company granted to CGP an option to make an offer to acquire the remaining outstanding common stock of the Company at a purchase price per share equal to the greater of (a) $4.50 or (b) 110% of the last closing stock price for the common stock on the date prior to CGP delivering written notice to the Company of its intent to exercise such option along with a proposal on all other material terms. This purchase option does not create an obligation on the part of the Company to accept the exercise of the option nor does it prevent any interested third parties from making offers to acquire shares of the Company. Additionally, the shares are subject to a lock-up provision restricting the sale or disposition of the shares for a period of six months following the Closing and a standstill provision prohibiting certain actions by CGP and Sirtex during the Option Period. In addition, upon the Closing, the Stockholder Agreements and Registration Rights Agreements between the Company and each of CGP and Sirtex were effective (all described further below). The Company’s Special Committee will be responsible for the evaluation of any such future offer by CGP.


The Purchase Agreements include customary covenants that obligate the Company to use commercially reasonable efforts to cause the purchased shares to be approved for listing on The Nasdaq Capital Market, and a contractual anti-dilution mechanism that accounts for the Company’s outstanding options and warrants, as well as other customary covenants. In addition, the Company, CGP, and Sirtex each shall pay their respective fees and expenses in connection with the transactions contemplated by the Purchase Agreements. On the date of the Closing the Company reimbursed legal fees and expenses incurred by each of CGP and Sirtex in an aggregate amount of $600,000.


First Amendment to the Purchase Agreements and Stockholder Agreement


On November 26, 2019, the Company entered into an amendment (the “First Amendment”) to the Purchase Agreements with CGP and Sirtex and to the Stockholder Agreement with CGP. The First Amendment provides that following the Closing, the Company will, at its next annual meeting of stockholders (instead of at the Special Meeting, as previously required by the Purchase Agreements), seek, among other things, the requisite stockholder approval for the Company to amend its Articles of Incorporation to (i) increase the Company’s authorized shares of common stock by 4,000,000 shares from 26,000,000 shares to 30,000,000 shares and (ii) add the corporate opportunity waiver (described below). In addition, the First Amendment (a) amended the Purchase Agreements to provide that a material breach of the Purchase Agreements shall be deemed to have occurred if the Closing does not occur within 10 business days of the satisfaction of the conditions to the Company’s obligations, including the approval of the Proposed Transactions by the Company’s shareholders and (b) amended the Stockholder Agreement with CGP to provide that rescission of the corporate opportunity waiver is subject to the enhanced voting requirements described below.


In connection with approving the First Amendment, to the extent permitted by applicable law, the Board has (i) renounced any interest or expectancy of the Company in, or in being offered an opportunity to participate in, business opportunities that are presented to CGP and certain related parties, the directors on the Board which have been nominated by CGP or Sirtex pursuant to the Stockholder Agreements, any other person or persons who are, at the time, associated with or nominated by, or serving as representatives of either CGP or Sirtex, or the respective affiliates of the foregoing parties (including their officers or directors who are employees, officers, directors, managers, stockholders or members) (the “Covered Persons”), (ii) resolved that none of such Covered Persons shall have any obligation to refrain from (a) engaging in similar activities or lines of business as the Company or developing or marketing any products or services that compete, directly or indirectly, with those of the Company, (b) investing or owning any interest publicly or privately in, serving as a director or officer of or developing a business relationship with, any person engaged in similar activities or lines of business as, or otherwise in competition with, the Company, (c) doing business with any client or customer of the Company or (d) employing or otherwise engaging a former officer or employee of the Company, and (iii) resolved that neither the Company nor any of its subsidiaries shall have any right to be offered any opportunity to participate or invest in any venture engaged or to be engaged in by any Covered Person.


License Agreement and Services Agreement


Concurrently with the execution and delivery of the Purchase Agreements, the Company and CGP entered into a License Agreement (the “License Agreement”), which became effective upon the Closing. Pursuant to the License Agreement, the Company, among other things, granted CGP and its affiliates an exclusive, sublicensable, royalty-bearing license to develop, manufacture, commercialize, or otherwise exploit the Company’s current and future products, including TAVO and the VLA in the following territories: China Mainland, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, East Timor, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan and Vietnam (the “Territory”). Under the terms of the License Agreement, CGP will pay the Company up to 20% royalties on the net sales (as defined in the License Agreement) of such products in the Territory during the applicable Royalty Term (as defined in the License Agreement).


In addition, the Company and Sirtex entered into a Services Agreement (the “Services Agreement”) which became effective upon the Closing. Pursuant to the Services Agreement, the Company agreed, among other things, to pay Sirtex low single-digit royalties on the Net Sales (as defined in the Services Agreement) of all Products (defined as TAVO and VLA products and their accompanying generators, and any products (including, for clarity, combination products) incorporating or including such products and their accompanying generators), in all countries other than those in the Territory. In exchange for the royalty fee, Sirtex will provide the Company with certain services for these products, including key opinion leader management and engagement services, voice of customer (VOC) services, development of a go to market strategy, and pricing, reimbursement and market access services.


If either party believes that the other party has materially breached one or more of its material obligations under the License Agreement, then the non-breaching party may, following a cure period, terminate the License Agreement upon written notice to the breaching party, subject to other conditions. Licensee may terminate the License Agreement in its entirety for any reason or no reason upon prior written notice to Licensor. Additionally, the License Agreement may be terminated upon certain events involving bankruptcy or insolvency. If CGP terminates the License Agreement for convenience or the Company terminates the License Agreement due to CGP’s breach or insolvency, then, subject to certain conditions, each party’s rights and licenses will terminate, and CGP will have certain obligations to assign to the Company, or grant a right of reference under, certain regulatory documentation or approvals. If CGP terminates the License Agreement due to the Company’s breach or insolvency, then CGP will have the option either to keep the License Agreement in effect with the royalty rate owed by CGP to the Company reduced by 50% or to terminate the License Agreement (in which case each party’s rights and licenses will terminate, except that CGP will have the right to wind down certain clinical trials).


Stockholder Agreements


Concurrently with the execution and delivery of the Purchase Agreements, the Company, CGP, and Sirtex entered into Stockholders Agreements (the “Stockholders Agreements”), to be effective upon the Closing, pursuant to which, among other things, CGP and Sirtex will have the option to nominate a combined total of three (3) members to the Board of Directors, initially at the Closing, and thereafter at every annual meeting of the stockholders of the Company in which directors are generally elected, including at every adjournment or postponement thereof. CGP will also have the option to nominate two (2) independent directors to the Company’s Board of Directors if any independent director currently serving on the Board of Directors ceases to serve as a director of the Company for any reason, provided that the independent director nominee shall be satisfactory to a majority of the independent directors of the Company. If either CGP or Sirtex beneficially owns less than 40% of the shares acquired pursuant to the Purchase Agreements, either (as applicable) shall have the right to nominate members to the Board of Directors in proportion with their ownership of the issued and outstanding common stock.


In addition, CGP and Sirtex will have certain rights of participation in future financings as well as a right of first refusal related to future potential transactions. The Stockholders Agreements implement a 70% supermajority approval by the Board of Directors for certain actions, as well as stockholder consent rights for CGP, all of which are conditioned upon CGP and Sirtex maintaining certain ownership thresholds.


Effective February 7, 2020, Punit Dhillon resigned as a member of the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of the Company pursuant to the Purchase Agreements. His resignation was not the result from any disagreement with the Company, or any matter related to the Company’s operations, policies or practices, the Company’s management or the Board.


Immediately thereafter, the Board appointed Dr. Yuhang Zhao, a senior adviser to China Grand Enterprises, Chao Zhou, the Executive Deputy Officer of CGP, and Kevin R. Smith, the Chief Executive Officer of Sirtex, as new members of the Board.


Registration Rights Agreements


On the date of the Closing, the Company, CGP, and Sirtex entered into Registration Rights Agreements (the “Registration Rights Agreements”), pursuant to which, among other things, CGP and Sirtex will each have the right to deliver to the Company a written notice requiring the Company to prepare and file with the SEC, a registration statement with respect to resales of shares of some or all the common stock of the Company held by CGP and Sirtex.