|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2020
Note 9 — Warrants
Early Warrant Exercise Transaction
On July 31, 2020, the Company entered into letter agreements with certain of the Company’s Series A warrant holders (the “Series A Warrant Holders”), who were previously issued warrants (the “Original Warrants”) to purchase shares of common stock of the Company pursuant to a securities purchase agreement with certain institutional and accredited investors dated as of November 7, 2019. The Series A Warrant Holders agreed to the early exercise of Series A warrants pursuant to the letter agreements (the “Early Warrant Exercise Transaction”). The transaction closed on August 5, 2020. The Company raised net proceeds of $2.5 million in the Early Warrant Exercise Transaction.
Pursuant to the letter agreements and in consideration of the Series A Warrant Holders exercising Series A warrants to purchase an aggregate of 1,176,137 shares of common stock, the Company issued to the Series A Warrant Holders new Series C warrants to purchase up to an aggregate of 705,688 shares of common stock with an exercise price of $8.90 per share and an expiration date of August 4, 2025. The estimated fair value of the Series C warrants was $3.7 million on the date of issuance and was recognized as a non-cash warrant inducement expense within other expenses in the statement of operations.
To the extent that a Series A Warrant Holder’s exercise of Original Warrants would result in such holder exceeding beneficial ownership of 9.99% of the outstanding common stock of the Company, such excess warrant shares will be held in abeyance for the benefit of such Series A Warrant Holder until such time as its right thereto would not result in the holder exceeding this limitation. The term of the abeyance shall extend no later than May 12, 2025. At September 30, 2020, 803,300 excess warrant shares were held in abeyance.
A summary of the Company’s warrant activity and related information is as follows:
Excluding the Early Warrant Exercise Transaction and during the nine months ended September 30, 2020, warrant holders exercised 175,934 warrants and 300,350 pre-funded warrants for proceeds to the Company of $424,431.
At September 30, 2020, all warrants are exercisable, although the warrants held by each of the Company’s four largest beneficial owners may be exercised only to the extent that the total number of shares of common stock then beneficially owned by such shareholder does not exceed 9.99% of the outstanding shares of the Company’s common stock.