Toronto-based private equity and venture capital firm Pinetree Capital said Wednesday that it has acquired a stake in LeoNovus Inc. (TSX Venture: LTV). No financial terms were disclosed. LeoNovus, which has offices in Ottawa, Ontario and Sunnyvale, Calif., is a cloud platform provider for HDTVs and other connected devices. Update: As a result of the transaction, Pinetree holds up to 11.1% of all issued and outstanding common shares of the company.
TORONTO, CANADA–(Marketwired – Aug. 21, 2013) – Pinetree Capital Ltd. (TSX:PNP) announces that on August 20, 2013, it acquired ownership of 2,500,000 common shares (“Common Shares”) and 2,500,000 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 $0.30 until August 20, 2015. In the event that the Warrants are fully exercised, these holdings represent approximately 5.2% of the total issued and outstanding common shares of LeoNovus as of August 20, 2013, calculated on a partially diluted basis assuming the exercise of the Warrants only. As a result of this transaction, Pinetree held, as at August 20, 2013, an aggregate of 5,600,000 common shares of LeoNovus, including the Common Shares, and rights to acquire an additional 5,500,000 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 11,100,000 common shares of LeoNovus, or approximately 11.1% of all issued and outstanding common shares as at August 20, 2013, 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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