Domacom secures $1 million funding boost from New York institutional investors

Domacom secures $1 million funding boost from New York institutional investors
Domacom secures $1 million funding boost from New York institutional investors

The Australian listed fractional property investment company DomaCom has secured $1 million in funds which will assist in meeting working capital funds.

The funds have been secured through the issue of a convertible security to the Australian Special Opportunity Fund, LP, a New York-based institutional investor managed by The Lind Partners, LLC. It will also get options in the ASX-listed company currently trading at 14 cents, down 

Under the agreement with Lind, $1 million is immediately available to DomaCom.

It will be used to support the ongoing development of the DomaCom platform and meet working capital requirements.

The Lind Partners is a New York-based alternative asset management firm that manages a family of institutional investment funds focused on small- and mid-cap publicly traded companies with an emphasis on Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. Since 2009, Lind has worked on over 75 direct investments with a total transaction value in excess of US$550 million.

It links  in Australia have been mostly with resources companies including Herencia Resources, Blackham Resources and Australian Pacific Coal.

Gina Rinehart's estranged son, John Hancock, was announced an Australian consultant at The Lind Partners in 2015.

The Domacom agreement provides for DomaCom to request up to an additional $500,000 during the term of the security through the issue of a second convertible security subject to separate approval by Lind.

The agreement will be secured against 2 million DomaCom shares held as collateral. 

While shareholder approval is not required for the funding to proceed, the agreement contains provisions requiring approval of shareholders to refresh the placement capacity under Listing Rule 7.1. 

DomaCom is separately currently raising further capital through the issue of 3 year convertible note that will complete within 10 days after the issue of the Lind Convertible Security and will be subject to a separate announcement. 

DomaCom will issue Lind a $1,200,000 Convertible Security that will be repayable over 24 months with an initial repayment holiday of 120 days.

DomaCom will make 20 monthly repayments of $63,000 in either shares or cash (at DomaCom’s option).

The monthly repayment amount in shares will be determined using 90% of the average of 3 daily VWAPs as selected by Lind during the 20 business days preceding the monthly repayment.

The 20th and final payment is scheduled to take place in December 2019.

Lind has the right to have the security repaid early at any time during the term by converting the balance of the convertible security into DomaCom shares based on a price per share equal to 130% of the average of the 5 daily VWAP selected by Lind during the 20 trading days prior to the execution of the agreement.

DomaCom has the right to prepay the remaining balance of the Convertible Security at any time at a price determined by Lind equal to either the 130% of the average of the 5 daily VWAP selected by Lind during the 20 trading days prior to the agreement being execute or 90% of the average of three daily VWAPs as selected by Lind during the 20 trading days prior to notice of repayment.

DomaCom will pay Lind a commitment fee of $50,000 and will issue Lind 3.7 million options to purchase ordinary shares in DomaCom with an exercise price equal to the average daily VWAP during the 20 trading days prior to the execution of the agreement with an expiry date of 36 months after the date of issue.

Domacom has recently released a swath of announcements involving expansion plans to capture investors in the mainstream.  

They announced an agreement with Domain to integrate the full suite of Domain property listings into the DomaCom crowdfunding platform.

They are also poised to crowdfund mortgage backed loans.

DomaCom stock had an initial offer price on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) in November 2016.

DomaCom raised $7.3 million, with about 500 new investors buying into the float, along with its 200 existing investors.

DomaCom hit the headlines with an ambitious bid to buy Australia's largest landholder S.Kidman and Co with a $410 million crowdfunding campaign, but failed to secure the momentum in the wake of hurdles imposed by the selling agents.

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