SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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): March 4, 2022
NextPlay Technologies, Inc.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction|
|(Commission File Number)||(IRS Employer|
1560 Sawgrass Corporate Parkway,
Suite 130, Sunrise, Florida
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (954) 888-9779
Former name or former address, if changed since last report: N/A
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Title of each class||Trading Symbol(s)||Name of each exchange on which registered|
par value $0.00001 per share
|NXTP||The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC|
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On March 4, 2022, NextPlay Technologies, Inc., a Nevada corporation (the “Company”), entered into an At The Market Offering Agreement (the “Agreement”) with H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC (the “Agent”), to create an at-the-market equity program under which the Company may, from time to time, offer and sell shares of its common stock, par value $0.00001 per share, having an aggregate gross offering price of up to $20,000,000 (the “Shares”) to or through the Agent (the “ATM Offering”).
Any Shares sold to or through the Agent will be issued pursuant to a prospectus dated October 29, 2021 and a prospectus supplement dated March 4, 2022 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Prospectus Supplement”), in connection with one or more offerings of the Shares pursuant to the Prospectus Supplement. Subject to the terms and conditions of the Agreement, the Agent will use its commercially reasonable efforts consistent with its normal trading and sales practices and applicable state and federal law, rules and regulations to sell the Shares from time to time, based upon the Company’s instructions. Sales of the Shares, if any, under the Agreement may be made in transactions that are deemed to be “at the market offerings” as defined in Rule 415 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Act”), including sales made by means of ordinary brokers’ transactions (including directly on the Nasdaq Capital Market), at market prices or as otherwise agreed between the Company and the Agent. The Agent is not under any obligation to purchase any of the Shares on a principal basis pursuant to the Agreement, except as otherwise agreed by the Agent and the Company in writing pursuant to a separate terms agreement. The Company has no obligation to sell any of the Shares and may at any time suspend offers under the Agreement or terminate the Agreement.
The Company has provided the Agent with customary indemnification rights, and the Agent will be entitled to a commission at a fixed commission rate equal to 3.0% of the gross sales price of any Shares sold in the ATM Offering. The Company is making certain customary representations, warranties, and covenants in the Agreement and has also agreed to indemnify the Agent against certain liabilities, including liabilities under the Act. The Agreement is not intended to provide any other factual information about the Company. The representations, warranties, and covenants contained in the Agreement are made only for purposes of the Agreement, including the allocation of risk between the parties thereto and as of specific dates, are solely for the benefit of the parties to the Agreement, and may be subject to limitations agreed upon by the parties thereto, including being qualified by confidential disclosures exchanged between the parties in connection with the execution of the Agreement.
The Agent and its affiliates may in the future provide various advisory, investment and commercial banking and other services to the Company in the ordinary course of business, for which they may in the future receive customary fees and commissions.
The description of the Agreement set forth above in this Item 1.01 does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Agreement, a copy of which is attached to this Current Report on Form 8-K (“Current Report”) as Exhibit 10.1 and is incorporated by reference herein.
A copy of the opinion of Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP, the Company’s counsel, regarding the validity of the Shares that may be offered and sold pursuant to the Agreement and Prospectus Supplement is also filed herewith as Exhibit 5.1 and is incorporated by reference herein.
This Current Report shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|5.1||Legal Opinion of Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP|
|10.1||At the Market Offering Agreement, dated March 4, 2022, between NextPlay Technologies, Inc. and H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC|
|23.1||Consent of Procopio, Cory Hargreaves & Savitch LLP (included in the opinion filed as Exhibit 5.1)|
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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|NEXTPLAY TECHNOLOGIES, INC.|
|Date: March 4, 2022||By:||/s/ Nithinan Boonyawattanapisut|
|Name: Nithinan Boonyawattanapisut|
Title: Co-Chief Executive Officer