Toronto-based private equity and venture capital firm Pinetree Capital has purchased 4 million common shares and 4 million warrants of LeoNovus Inc. As a result of the transaction, Pinetree now holds an aggregate of 10,186,500 common shares of the company, and up to 16.9 percent of total issued and outstanding shares if convertible securities are exercised. Based in Ottawa, Ontario and Sunnyvale, Calif., LeoNovus is an Internet and distributed cloud provider. Update: According to the company, the Pinetree deal helped generate gross investment proceeds of over $2 million.
TORONTO, CANADA–(Marketwired – Jan. 22, 2014) – Pinetree Capital Ltd. (TSX:PNP) announces that on January 21, 2014, it acquired ownership of 4,000,000 common shares (“Common Shares”) and 4,000,000 common share purchase warrants (the “Warrants”) of LeoNovus Inc. (“LeoNovus”). Each Warrant entitles the holder thereof to acquire one additional common share at a price of $0.40 until January 21, 2016. In the event that the Warrants are fully exercised, these holdings represent approximately 7.2% of the total issued and outstanding common shares of LeoNovus as of January 21, 2014, calculated on a partially diluted basis assuming the exercise of the Warrants only.
As a result of this transaction, Pinetree held, as at January 21, 2014, an aggregate of 10,186,500 common shares of LeoNovus, including the Common Shares, and rights to acquire an additional 9,500,000 common shares of LeoNovus upon exercise of certain convertible securities, including the Warrants (the “Convertible Securities”). In the event that the Convertible Securities are fully exercised, the holdings of Pinetree represents a total of 19,686,500 common shares of LeoNovus, or approximately 16.9% of all issued and outstanding common shares as at January 21, 2014, calculated on a partially diluted basis assuming the exercise of the Convertible Securities only.
This transaction was made for investment purposes and Pinetree could increase or decrease its investment in LeoNovus depending on market conditions or any other relevant factor.
Pinetree Capital Ltd. (“Pinetree”) was incorporated under the laws of the Province of Ontario and its shares are publicly-traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (“TSX”) under the symbol “PNP”. Pinetree is a diversified investment and venture capital firm focused on the small cap market. Pinetree’s investments are primarily in the resources sector: Precious Metals, Base Metals, Oil and Gas, Potash, Lithium and Rare Earths, Uranium and Coal. Pinetree’s investment approach is to develop a macro view of a sector, build a position consistent with the view by identifying micro-cap opportunities within that sector, and devise an exit strategy designed to maximize our relative return in light of changing fundamentals and opportunities. Pinetree is recognized as a value-added partner in the resource industry.
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