Cinedigm closes $ 7.0 million registered direct placement and plans to use a portion of the proceeds to repay any remaining senior debt
The proceeds of the offer will also be used for the acquisition of content and streaming channels
LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / February 5, 2021 / Cinedigm Corp. (NASDAQ: CIDM) (“Cinedigm” or the “Company”), today announced that it has completed the sale of 5,600,000 Class A common shares at a purchase price of $ 1.25 per share in connection with ” a direct offer registered to a single institutional investor.
The Company plans to use the proceeds of the sale to repay the remainder of approximately $ 3.2 million of senior debt and for the acquisition of content and streaming channels, in addition to other uses. general company policies. After repayment of the remaining senior debt, the Company’s only recourse debt will be its revolving credit facility with East West Bank, an asset-backed loan that currently has a balance of less than $ 3 million and a rate interest of 3.75%.
This reduction in second-tier loans is the latest step in Cinedigm’s initiative to significantly reduce its debt and interest expense. Since December 31, 2019, the Company has reduced its aggregate debt by $ 35.0 million, or 68%. During this period, the Company converted $ 15 million in convertible equity notes at $ 1.50 per share, reduced the sub-loans from $ 8.1 million to zero, reduced our revolving loan based on assets of $ 13.5 million, or 85%, to $ 2.7 million, and reduced non-recourse legacy movie equipment commercial debt from $ 523,000 to the current balance of $ 12 million .
The proceeds from this offering will also be used to accelerate Cinedigm’s continuous acquisition strategy. This closely follows Cinedigm’s recent acquisitions of Fandor, the world’s leading subscription independent film streaming service with the largest collection of international independent films, documentaries and feature films on the market and called “The Netflix for Indie Film” by The Wall Street Journal. At the end of December 2020, the Company also acquired The movie detective, a leading content distributor and streaming channel focused on classic film and television programming. The company plans to continue to execute this deployment strategy using this new funding, acquiring additional streaming channels supported by enthusiasts who can immediately benefit from the scale, content library, Cinedigm’s distribution, infrastructure and technical prowess.
“Following this registered direct offer and the scheduled repayment of all remaining senior debt, our balance sheet will be stronger than ever,” said Gary Loffredo, President and COO of Cinedigm. “We will now be virtually debt-free with a small revolving credit facility at a very attractive interest rate. impactful, accretive and positive acquisition targets for cash flow, such as The movie detective and Fandor which will immediately benefit from Cinedigm’s streaming technology, distribution reach, infrastructure and digital content library. “
Since its inception, Cinedigm (CIDM) has been a leader at the forefront of the digital transformation of content distribution. Adapting to the rapidly changing business needs of today’s entertainment landscape, Cinedigm remains a change-centric player focused on delivering content, channels and services to the world’s largest media, technology and retail companies. retail to the world. Cinedigm’s Content and Networks groups provide original and aggregated programming, channels and services that entertain consumers around the world on hundreds of millions of devices. For more information visit www.cinedigm.com.
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