CPE News (7.27.2022) – Lanebury Growth Capital Ltd. (CSE: LLL) has made $500,000 investment in Premium Sound Inc. pursuant to the Simple Agreement for Future Equity (SAFE).
The SAFE defines the Post-Money Valuation Cap of Premium Sound as $24,000,000.
Led by CEO Andrew Lissimore, Vancouver/Portland, Oregon based Premium Sound, operating www.headphones.com, is a leading provider of high-end headphones and accessories, including such brands as Focal, Sennheiser, HiFiMan, and has received praise for its remarkable customer service and unprecedented 365-day return policy.
Premium Sound intends to use funding for ongoing business operations.
photo credit: Premium Sound
Lanebury Announces Loan and Investment in Premium Sound
July 27, 2022 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Lanebury Growth Capital Ltd. (CSE: LLL) (“Lanebury” or the “Company”) announces it has borrowed $600,000 CAD (the “Loan”) from Code Consulting Limited (“Code”) and issued a promissory note to Code. The Loan bears interest at an annual rate of 10% and is repayable on December 31, 2023.
The Company further announces a CAD $500,000 investment (the “Investment”) in Premium Sound Inc. (“Premium Sound”) pursuant to the Simple Agreement for Future Equity (the “SAFE”). Premium Sound operates www.headphones.com, a leading provider of high-end headphones and accessories, including such brands as Focal, Sennheiser, HiFiMan, and has received praise for its remarkable customer service and unprecedented 365-day return policy.
“We’re thrilled to extend our market-leading position in the high-end headphone market while expanding into adjacent product categories to realize the full potential of our model,” stated Andrew Lissimore, CEO of Premium Sound.
The SAFE provides that the Investment will be converted into Capital Shares of Premium Sound at a price equal to the greater of the number of Standard Preferred Shares of Premium Sound equal to the Investment divided by the lowest price per share of the Standard Preferred Shares; or the number of Safe Preferred Shares equal to the Investment divided by the Post-Money Valuation Cap divided by the Premium Sound Capitalization at the occurrence of one of the following events:
1. In the event that Premium Sound arranges a transaction or series of related transactions with the principal purpose of raising capital, pursuant to which the Premium Sound issues and sells Preferred Shares at a fixed valuation, including but not limited to, a pre-money or post-money valuation (an “Equity Financing”); or
2. If a transaction or series of related transactions in which at least a majority of the voting rights attaching to the Shares of Premium Sound are sold or are to be sold to one person or group of persons acting in concert; or a sale, lease or other disposition of all or substantially all of the assets of Premium Sound (a “Change of Control”); or
3. If Premium Sound’s Shares are listed on a recognized stock exchange or other active secondary market. (together with Change of Control, a “Liquidity Event”); or
4. A voluntary termination of operations; a general assignment for the benefit of Premium Sound’s creditors; or any other liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the Company (excluding a Liquidity Event), whether voluntary or involuntary (a “Dissolution Event”).
The SAFE defines the Post-Money Valuation Cap of Premium Sound as CAD $24,000,000.
Premium Sound plans to use the investment of Lanebury for the purpose of funding Premium Sound’s ongoing business operations.
The Loan is a related party transaction pursuant to Multilateral Instrument 61-101 Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions (“MI 61-101”). Mr. Lance Tracey is the beneficial owner of Code, a director of Lanebury and a control person of Lanebury, and, as such, Mr. Tracey has abstained from voting with respect to the Loan.
With respect to the Loan, the Company relied on the exemption from the valuation requirement pursuant to section 5.5(b)( Issuer Not Listed on Specified Markets) of MI 61-101 and from the minority shareholder approval requirement prescribed by section 5.7(1)(f) (Loan to Issuer, No Equity or Voting Component) of MI 61-101.
There is no undisclosed material information by the Company. Lanebury has at least one independent director, and all independent directors approved the Loan.
About Lanebury Growth Capital Ltd. Lanebury is an investment company with an investment strategy focused on building a portfolio of high-quality investments in technology start-ups. The Company primarily targets investments that have a monthly revenue model and can be scaled easily using internet and mobile technologies.
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