Settlement amount of $ 68.5 million plus principal and interest
TORONTO, August 07, 2021– (BUSINESS WIRE) – SOL Global Investments Corp. (“SOL Global“or the”Company“) (CSE: SOL) (OTCPK: SOLCF) (Frankfurt: 9SB) is pleased to announce that the litigation relating to a senior secured non-convertible debenture issued and sold at 1235 Fund LP (“1235“) with a principal amount of C $ 50 million and bearing interest at the rate of 6.0% per annum (the”Debenture“) has been settled. As previously reported, SOL Global had commenced legal proceedings in New York against 1235 and another entity, and 1235 had commenced legal proceedings against SOL Global and others in Ontario. Both legal proceedings concerned l ‘interpretation of the debenture and the agreements and the rights of the parties under such agreements.
Under the settlement, a subsidiary of SOL Global will acquire all of the rights to 1235 under the debenture for C $ 120 million (which is C $ 68.5 million more than the principal and accrued interest of the debenture), which will be paid on September 7, 2021. finance the acquisition, the subsidiary will receive an equity investment from SOL Global which has entered into a loan agreement with an arm’s length private lender for a guaranteed loan with a principal amount of 50 million Canadian dollars (the “To lend“). The Loan will have a term of 12 months and will bear interest at the rate of 9% per annum. The Loan will be guaranteed by a general guarantee contract.
“SOL Global is pleased that the litigation is over,” said Andy DeFrancesco, CEO of SOL Global. “Although the subsidiary of SOL Global has enough stakes to fully fund the acquisition, we have decided to take out a small loan rather than financing the acquisition solely from a sale of our portfolio, as we are seeing an increase of our main holdings. “
“1235 can confirm that the dispute with SOL Global regarding the debenture has been settled on a mutually acceptable basis,” said the director of the general partner of 1235.
About SOL Global Investments Corp. :
SOL Global is a diversified private equity and investment holding company active in the small and mid-cap sectors. The Company’s investment partnerships range from minority positions to large strategic holdings with active advisory mandates. The Company’s six main lines of business include retail (QSR and hospitality), agriculture, including cannabis, technology (with a focus on clean tech and electric vehicles), sports electronics and gaming, cryptocurrency and New Age wellness.
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