RFL Rafael

Filed: 28 Jan 21, 4:31pm




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): January 22, 2021




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware 1-38411 82-2296593

(State or other jurisdiction

of Incorporation)

 (Commission File Number) 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


520 Broad Street

Newark, New Jersey

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: 212 658-1450

Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)



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Class B common stock, par value $0.1 per share RFL New York Stock Exchange





Item 8.01   Other Events.


On January 22, 2021, Pharma Holdings, LLC (the “Subsidiary”), a 90%-owned subsidiary of Rafael Holdings, Inc. (the “Company”), partially exercised a warrant (the “Warrant”) to purchase Series D Convertible Preferred Stock of Rafael Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Rafael Pharmaceuticals”). The Subsidiary purchased 7,298,950 shares of Rafael Pharmaceuticals’ Series D Convertible Preferred Stock for $9,123,687.50. The Warrant is exercisable for up to 56.0% of the equity of Rafael Pharmaceuticals. Commensurate with its interest in the Subsidiary, the Company funded 90% of the aggregate exercise price.


Following the exercise, the Company and its subsidiaries collectively own securities representing 51.0% of the outstanding capital stock of Rafael Pharmaceuticals and 41.1% of the capital stock on a fully diluted basis (excluding the remainder of the Warrant). The exercise allowed the Company to maintain its ownership of majority of the outstanding capital stock of Rafael Pharmaceuticals (and to increase the Company’s position in Rafael Pharmaceuticals on a fully diluted basis (excluding the remainder of the Warrant)) in light of issuances of Rafael Pharmaceuticals equity securities to third parties stockholders, including due to warrant exercises by these stockholders.


Rafael Pharmaceuticals may also issue additional equity interests which would require us to further exercise the Warrant to purchase additional shares in order to maintain our ownership percentages, and would increase the cost of our exercising the Warrant in full. Additional issuances by Rafael Pharmaceuticals could include, without limitation, employee stock options, “Bonus Shares” for an additional 10% of the fully diluted capital stock of Rafael Pharmaceuticals at the time of issuance that are issuable upon the satisfaction of certain milestones, and additional shares of its common stock representing 12% of the issued and outstanding shares of Rafael Pharmaceuticals under a line of credit agreement.






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.






/s/ David Polinsky

 Name: David Polinsky
 Title: Chief Financial Officer


Dated: January 28, 2021