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Nature of operations, corporate history, and liquidity risk and management plans

Nature of operations, corporate history, and liquidity risk and management plans
3 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2020
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Nature of operations, corporate history, and liquidity risk and management plans


Nature of operations, corporate history, and liquidity risk and management plans

Nature of operations

Kintara Therapeutics, Inc. (formerly DelMar Pharmaceuticals, Inc.) (the “Company”) is a clinical stage drug development company with a focus on the development of novel cancer therapies for patients with unmet medical needs. The Company is developing two late-stage, Phase 3-ready therapeutics - VAL-083 for glioblastoma multiforme and REM-001 for cutaneous metastatic breast cancer. In order to accelerate the Company’s development timelines, it leverages existing preclinical and clinical data from a wide range of sources.  The Company may seek marketing partnerships in order to potentially offset clinical costs and to generate future royalty revenue from approved indications of its product candidates. 


On June 9, 2020, the Company entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger and Reorganization (the “Merger Agreement”), by and among Adgero Acquisition Corp., the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary incorporated in the State of Delaware (“Merger Sub”), and Adgero Biopharmaceuticals Holdings, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Adgero”). On August 19, 2020, upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Merger Agreement, Merger Sub merged with and into Adgero (the “Merger”), the separate corporate existence of Merger Sub ceased and Adgero continued its existence under Delaware law as the surviving corporation in the Merger and became a direct, wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company. As a result of the Merger, each issued and outstanding share of Adgero common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (the “Adgero Common Stock”) (other than treasury shares held by Adgero), was converted automatically into the right to receive 1.5740 shares (the “Exchange Ratio”) of the Company’s common stock, and cash in lieu of any fractional shares. Also, each outstanding warrant to purchase Adgero Common Stock was converted into a warrant exercisable for that number of shares of the Company’s common stock equal to the product of (x) the aggregate number of shares of Adgero Common Stock for which such warrant was exercisable and (y) the Exchange Ratio.


Following the completion of the Merger, the Company changed its name from DelMar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to Kintara Therapeutics, Inc. and began trading on Nasdaq under the symbol “KTRA”.


Corporate history

The Company is a Nevada corporation formed on June 24, 2009 under the name Berry Only, Inc. On January 25, 2013, the Company entered into and closed an exchange agreement (the “Exchange Agreement”), with Del Mar Pharmaceuticals (BC) Ltd. (“Del Mar (BC)”), 0959454 B.C. Ltd. (“Callco”), and 0959456 B.C. Ltd. (“Exchangeco”) and the security holders of Del Mar (BC). Upon completion of the Exchange Agreement, Del Mar (BC) became a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company (the “Reverse Acquisition”).

Kintara Therapeutics, Inc. is the parent company of Del Mar (BC), a British Columbia, Canada corporation and Adgero, a Delaware corporation, which are clinical stage companies with a focus on the development of drugs for the treatment of cancer. The Company is also the parent company to Callco and Exchangeco which are British Columbia, Canada corporations. Callco and Exchangeco were formed to facilitate the Reverse Acquisition. In connection with the Merger, the Company also became the parent company of Adgero Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Adgero Bio”), formerly a wholly-owned subsidiary of Adgero.

References to the Company refer to the Company and its wholly-owned subsidiaries.

Liquidity risk and management plans


During the three months ended September 30, 2020, the Company reported a net loss of $19.5 million. As of September 30, 2020, the Company had $22.6 million of cash and cash equivalents and used $4.1 million of cash in its operating activities during the three months ended September 30, 2020. The Company is in the clinical stage and has not generated any revenues to-date. The Company does not have the prospect of achieving revenues until such time that its product candidates are commercialized, or partnered, which may not ever occur. In the future, the Company will require additional funding to maintain its clinical trials, research and development projects, and for general operations. The Company may tailor its drug development programs based on the amount of funding the Company is able to raise in the future. During the three months ended September 30, 2020, the Company completed a private placement in three closings for aggregate net proceeds of approximately $21.6 million (note 6). The Company believes that based on its current estimates, the cash and cash equivalents at September 30, 2020 of $22.6 million, as well as cash from the proceeds from stock purchase warrants exercised subsequent to September 30, 2020, will be sufficient to fund its planned operations for at least the next twelve months from the date these condensed consolidated interim financial statements are issued. However, the coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic has created significant economic uncertainty and volatility in the credit and capital markets. The ultimate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Company’s ability to raise additional capital in the future is unknown and will depend on future developments, which are highly uncertain and cannot be predicted with confidence, including the duration of the COVID-19 outbreak and any new information which may emerge concerning the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic.