Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 8, 2017




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)







(State or other jurisdiction of


(Commission File Number)


(IRS Employer Identification No.)


201 Mission Street, Suite 2375
San Francisco, California



(Address of principal executive offices)


(Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (415) 371-8300



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Item 1.01   Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.


Securities Purchase Agreement


On December 8, 2017, Jaguar Health, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into a securities purchase agreement (the “Securities Purchase Agreement”) with Chicago Venture Partners, L.P. (“CVP”), pursuant to which the Company issued to CVP a promissory note (the “Note”) in the aggregate principal amount of $1,587,500 for an aggregate purchase price of $1,100,000. The Note carries an original issue discount of $462,500, and the initial principal balance also includes $25,000 to cover CVP’s transaction expenses. The Company will use the proceeds for general corporate purposes. The Note bears interest at the rate of 8% per annum and matures on September 8, 2018.


Under the Securities Purchase Agreement, the Company is subject to certain covenants, including the obligations of the Company to: (i) timely file all reports required to be filed under Sections 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”) and not terminate its status as an issuer required to file reports under the Exchange Act; (ii) maintain listing of the Company’s common stock on a securities exchange; (iii) avoid trading in the Company’s common stock from being suspended, halted, chilled, frozen or otherwise ceased; (iv) not issue any variable securities (i.e., Company securities that (a) have conversion rights of any kind in which the number of shares that may be issued pursuant to the conversion right varies with the market price of the Company’s common stock or (b) are or may become convertible into shares of the Company’s common stock with a conversion price that varies with the market price of such stock) that generate gross cash proceeds to the Company of less than the lesser of $1 million and the then-current outstanding balance of the Note without CVP’s prior consent; (v) not grant a security interest in its assets without CVP’s prior consent; and (vi) other customary covenants and obligations, for which the Company’s failure to comply may be subject to certain liquidated damages.


In addition, beginning on January 31, 2018, CVP will have the right to redeem a portion of the outstanding balance of the Note in any amount up to $350,000 per month for the first six months following the Purchase Price Date and $500,000 per month thereafter.  For purposes of calculating the maximum amount that may be redeemed in any month, the amounts redeemed under the Note will be aggregated with all redemption amounts under the Secured Convertible Promissory Note in the original principal amount of $2,155,000 issued by the Company in favor of CVP on June 29, 2017.


The Note was offered and sold pursuant to an exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act pursuant to Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act and/or Regulation D promulgated thereunder.


The Securities Purchase Agreement and the other transaction documents and obligations of the Company thereunder are subject in all respects to the terms of that certain subordination agreement and right to purchase debt (the “Subordination Agreement”) that the Company entered into with CVP with Hercules Capital, Inc. (“Hercules”) on June 29, 2017, pursuant to which (i) CVP subordinated (a) all of the Company’s debt and obligations to CVP to all of the Company’s indebtedness and obligations to Hercules and (b) all of CVP’s security interest, if any, in the Company’s assets to all of Hercules’ security interest in the Company’s assets and (ii) Hercules granted CVP the right to purchase 100% of the debt under the Company’s term loan so long as the purchase includes the full pay-out of funds owed to Hercules under the term loan at such time.


Security Agreement


The Company also entered into a security agreement (the “Security Agreement”) with CVP, pursuant to which CVP will receive a security interest in substantially all of the Company’s assets.  The security interest is effective upon CVP’s purchase of the Company’s outstanding obligations under that certain loan and security agreement, dated August 18, 2015, between the Company and Hercules Capital, Inc. (as amended, the “Hercules Loan”) or upon such time that the Hercules Loan is otherwise repaid in full.


The Note, the Securities Purchase Agreement and the Security Agreement are filed as Exhibits 4.1, 10.1 and 10.2, respectively, to this Current Report on Form 8-K, and such documents are incorporated herein by reference. The foregoing is only a brief description of the material terms of the Note, the Securities Purchase Agreement and the Security Agreement, does not purport to be a complete description of the rights and obligations of the parties thereunder and is qualified in its entirety by reference to such exhibits.


Item 2.03   Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.


The information contained above in Item 1.01 is hereby incorporated by reference into this Item 2.03 in its entirety.




Item 9.01   Financial Statements and Exhibits


(d)  Exhibits


Exhibit No.





Secured Promissory Note, dated December 8, 2017, by and between Jaguar Health, Inc. and Chicago Venture Partners, L.P.






Securities Purchase Agreement, dated December 8, 2017, by and between Jaguar Health, Inc. and Chicago Venture Partners, L.P.






Security Agreement, dated December 8, 2017, by and between Jaguar Health, Inc. and Chicago Venture Partners, L.P.






Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.













/s/ Karen S. Wright




Karen S. Wright




Chief Financial Officer


Date: December 14, 2017