Hexo—whose stock has declined 35% over the last few weeks—announced it was pushing back its quarterly earnings report (scheduled for Thursday) until Monday as it was raising a $70M private placement in convertible debentures to provide working capital as well as meeting other corporate needs.
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- The Globe noted in April that over the three years leading into legalization, 36 debt financing deals worth $352M were built on convertible debentures—bonds that can be converted into shares at a fixed price. Such investments are risky and may leave companies with onerous debts when the convertibles come due.
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- Financing is getting more expensive and harder to access across the sector.
Hexo CEO and co-founder Sebastien St-Louis was joined by three board members and co-founder Adam Miron in buying $8.67M worth of debentures.
MJ Biz Daily
- Analysts puzzled over the raise, considering the company was not expected to face capital shortages for nearly three years, while Hexo stock is close to 52-week lows.
Zenabis took a different approach to financing, attempting to raise $20.8M in a deeply discounted rights offering with shares 73% lower than five-day market price—and shareholders were punished for it, as Zenabis stock lost 42% of its value between Wednesday and Thursday
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