Grenville Strategic Royalty Corp has agreed to provide US$2 million in funding to Medical Imaging Corp, with an option to advance an additional US$1 million. In exchange, Grenville will receive a royalty based on the company’s gross revenue according to Grenville’s average royalty rate of between 1 percent and 4 percent. Based in Toronto, Medical Imaging is a medical diagnostic imaging services business focused on the North American market. It used a portion of Grenville’s investment to complete the acquisitions of three diagnostic imaging clinics in Florida.
Grenville Completes Investment in Medical Imaging Corp.
TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Nov. 3, 2014) – Grenville Strategic Royalty Corp. (TSX VENTURE:GRC) (“Grenville”) is pleased to announce that it has contracted for a gross sales royalty from Medical Imaging Corp. (“MEDD”) in exchange for an advance of $2,000,000 USD, with an option, if agreed upon by both companies, to advance up to an additional $1,000,000 USD. In exchange for this advance, Grenville will receive a royalty based on MEDD’s gross revenue maintaining Grenville’s average royalty rate of between 1% and 4%.
Headquartered in Toronto, MEDD is engaged in providing comprehensive medical diagnostic imaging services to clients throughout North America. A substantial portion of Grenville’s advance was used by MEDD to complete the acquisitions of three diagnostic imaging clinics in Florida, thereby demonstrating the pivotal role that Grenville’s non-dilutive royalty financing structure can play in a growing company’s acquisition strategy.
“With Grenville’s investment we are able to advance our company and meet our long-term objectives. Grenville’s professional staff worked expeditiously with us to meet our tight timelines for our acquisitions. It is a pleasure to work with an investment firm and its team that understands our long-term growth plans.” said Mr. Geisler, Chief Executive Officer of MEDD.
“We are pleased to add MEDD to the GRC portfolio and that they were able to secure such attractive acquisition and development opportunities using Grenville’s innovative financing structure.” said William (Bill) R. Tharp, President and Chief Executive Officer of Grenville. “Grenville’s non-dilutive financing allowed MEDD to materially strengthen its balance sheet and use this pivotal structure to secure a stronger base for their existing operator relationships, as well as pursue new operator relationships, enabling continued external growth.”
MEDD represents Grenville’s 22nd investment since its inception in July, 2013. To date, Grenville has completed approximately $24.16 million in royalty financings across Canada and the US.
Headquartered in Toronto, with offices in Las Vegas, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Florida, Medical Imaging Corp. is engaged in providing comprehensive medical imaging services to clients in the United States and Canada through its five diagnostic centres and its Teleradiology services centre. For more information, please visit www.medimagingcorp.com.
Grenville is a Toronto-based company that was formed to provide royalty-based finance solutions by acquiring revenue streams generated by growing industrial and technology businesses. Grenville has identified a large and underserviced finance market for companies generating up to $50 million in revenue, many of which are well managed and generating improving cash flow, but face difficult financing hurdles from traditional debt and equity markets. The non-dilutive royalty financing structure offered by Grenville can bridge the financing needs of these companies until traditional debt or equity is available to them on more attractive commercial terms. The application of Grenville’s royalty financing structure into sectors not traditionally serviced by royalty companies represents a new and innovative financing model – Capital Simplified – that has already attracted a considerable number of opportunities with attractive potential returns. For more information, please visit www.grenvillesrc.com.
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By identifying such information and statements in this manner, Grenville is alerting the reader that such information and statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of Grenville to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such information and statements. An investment in securities of Grenville is speculative and subject to a number of risks including, without limitation, risks relating to: the need for additional financing; the relative speculative and illiquid nature of an investment in Grenville; Grenville’s lack of operating history; Grenville’s ability to generate sufficient revenues; Grenville’s ability to manage future growth; the limited diversification in Grenville’s existing investments; dependence on the operations, assets and financial health of investee companies; limited ability to exercise control or direction over investee companies; potential defaults by investee companies and the unsecured nature of Grenville’s investments; Grenville’s ability to enforce on any default by an investee company; competition with other investment entities; tax matters; Grenville’s ability to pay dividends in the future and the timing and amount of those dividends; reliance on key personnel, particularly Grenville’s founders; dilution of shareholders’ interest through future financings; and general economic and political conditions. Although Grenville has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking information and statements, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended.
In connection with the forward-looking information and forward-looking statements contained in this document, Grenville has made certain assumptions. Assumptions about the performance of the Canadian and U.S. economies over the next 24 months and how that will affect Grenville’s business and its ability to identify and close new opportunities with new investees are material factors that Grenville considered when setting its strategic priorities and objectives, and its outlook for its business. Key assumptions include, but are not limited to: assumptions that the Canadian and U.S. economies will continue to grow moderately over the next 12 to 24 months; that interest rates will not increase dramatically over the next 12 to 24 months; that Grenville’s existing investees will continue to make royalty payments to Grenville as and when required; that the businesses of Grenville’s investees will not experience material negative results; that Grenville will continue to grow its portfolio in a manner similar to what has already been established; that tax rates and tax laws will not change significantly in Canada and the U.S.; that more small to medium private and public companies will continue to require access to alternative sources of capital; and that Grenville will have the ability to raise required equity and/or debt financing on acceptable terms. Grenville has also assumed that access to the capital markets will remain relatively stable, that the capital markets will perform with normal levels of volatility and that the Canadian dollar will not have a high amount of volatility relative to the U.S. dollar. In determining expectations for economic growth, Grenville primarily considers historical economic data provided by the Canadian and U.S. governments and their agencies.
Although Grenville believes that the assumptions and factors used in preparing, and the expectations contained in, the forward-looking information and statements are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on such information and statements, and no assurance or guarantee can be given that such forward-looking information and statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such information and statements.
For additional information with respect to these risks, uncertainties and assumptions, please refer to the “Risk Factors” section of Grenville’s annual information form dated April 21, 2014 and the other public filings of Grenville available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. The forward-looking information contained in this press release is made as of the date hereof, and Grenville does not undertake to update any forward-looking information that is contained or referenced herein, except in accordance with applicable securities laws. All subsequent written and oral forward looking information and statements attributable to Grenville or persons acting on its behalf is expressly qualified in its entirety by this notice.
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Grenville Strategic Royalty Corp.
William (Bill) R. Tharp
President and Chief Executive Officer
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