Breathtec Announces Signing of Definitive Agreement to Acquire Nash Pharmaceuticals
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Breathtec Biomedical Inc. (CSE: BTH ) (CNSX: BTH ) (FRANKFURT: BTI) (OTCQB: BTHCF ) (the “Company” or “Breathtec”) is pleased to announce that further to its press release of August 2, 2018, it has signed a share exchange agreement dated October 5, 2018 (the “Definitive Agreement”) among the Company, Nash Pharmaceuticals Inc. (“Nash Pharma”) and the securityholders of Nash Pharma to acquire all of the issued and outstanding securities of Nash Pharma (the “Transaction”).
Nash Pharma is a clinical stage pharmaceutical development company focused on drug repurposing in the areas of non–alcoholic steatohepatitis, chronic kidney disease and inflammatory bowel disease.
“This is a very exciting time for the Company and its shareholders,” said Christopher J. Moreau, CEO of Breathtec. “Nash Pharma through its drug re-purposing research program has discovered a number of compounds, already approved for other indications, that have shown efficacy in three new key disease areas that pose global health issues. We look forward to providing details on each research program including an overview of the data shortly.”
In consideration for the Transaction and pursuant to the terms of the Definitive Agreement, and on closing thereof (“Closing”), the Company will issue an aggregate of 15,800,000 common shares in the capital of the Company (the “Payment Shares”) pro rata to the holders of Nash Pharma common shares at a deemed price of $0.24 per Payment Share. The Payment Shares will be subject to escrow conditions and/or resale restrictions as required by applicable securities laws and the policies of the Canadian Securities Exchange (the “CSE”).
In addition, at Closing, all outstanding unexercised warrants to acquire Nash Pharma common shares pursuant to outstanding Nash Pharma warrants (“Nash Pharma Warrants”) will be cancelled. In consideration for such disposition, the holders of Nash Pharma Warrants will receive the right (a “Replacement Warrant”), to acquire one common share in the capital of Breathtec. The exercise price under each Replacement Warrant will be equal to the exercise price at the time of Closing under the particular Nash Pharma Warrant that was cancelled in consideration for such Replacement Warrant. The Company is expected to issue 14,800,000 Replacement Warrants at Closing.
Closing of the Transaction remains subject to certain closing conditions, including, obtaining all necessary approvals, including, approval of the CSE. There can be no assurance that the Transaction will be completed as proposed or at all. Closing of the Transaction is expected to occur on or about October 17, 2018.
None of the securities to be issued pursuant to the Transaction have been or will be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Act”), or any state securities laws, and any securities issued pursuant to the Transaction are anticipated to be issued in reliance upon available exemptions from such registration requirements pursuant to Rule 506(b) of Regulation D and/or Section 4(a)(2) of the U.S. Securities Act and applicable exemptions under state securities laws. In addition, the securities issued under an exemption from the registration requirements of the U.S. Securities Act will be “restricted securities” as defined under Rule 144(a)(3) of the U.S. Securities Act and will contain the appropriate restrictive legend as required under the U.S. Securities Act.
About Nash Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Nash Pharma is a Canadian based, privately held drug development company focusing on developing repurposed therapeutic drugs. Drug repurposing (also known as re-profiling, re-tasking or therapeutic switching) is the application of approved drugs and compounds to treat a different disease than what it originally developed for. Nash Pharma’s business model seeks to minimize investment and drug development risk by taking advantage of regulatory approved drugs and discovering alternative clinical uses by accelerating entry into phase II clinical trials (humans).
The benefit of this approach to drug development is that if promising data is generated from early animal model research, the drug can often be moved immediately into phase II studies without having the costs and risks associated with preclinical work. The preclinical work phase is the highest risk phase of drug development and can take up to 8 years to complete. A phase II study provides the greatest opportunity for significant value creation for a drug development company.
About Breathtec Biomedical Inc. Breathtec was formed to propel innovative research in the area of airborne analysis as a medical screening tool. Our efforts are aimed at leading the development of commercially viable methods for the early screening of certain pathogens. Our primary avenue of investigation is focused on innovation and advances in the field of specialized mass spectrometry. For more information, visit www.breathtecbiomedical.com.
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