Telemedicine Tech Firm CloudMD Reports $3 Million Brokered Financing

March 2, 2020 04:22 PM PST


Vancouver-based health tech company CloudMD Software & Services Inc. (TSX-V: DOC) announced a $3 million brokered private placement on Monday, led by Gravitas Securities Inc.

The company is selling up to 6.25 million special units at 48 cents each, a six-cent discount to its current share price. Units will each include a common share and a half warrant, with full warrants exercisable at 70 cents for 24 months.

CloudMD says it plans to use proceeds for working capital and general corporate purposes.

CloudMD was known as Premier Health until late February when it changed its name to reflect its “strategic focus on increasing [its] digital health and telemedicine-based revenue.” The company launched its flagship direct-to-consumer app, also called CloudMD, early in February in BC, designed to connect Canadians to family doctors via video teleconferencing. The service, which is covered by BC’s Medical Services Plan, is available outside of normal clinic hours and automatically generates an electronic medical chart for each patient.

“Telemedicine prevents lapses in medical care and costly visits to the emergency department enables team-based care across different health care providers and saves travel costs and inconveniences to patients,” CloudMD CEO Dr. Essam Hamza said of the launch.

The company also says it already has more than 90,000 users of its MyHealthAccess telemedicine patient portal.

Shares of CloudMD peaked toward late 2018 upon the appointment of Dr. Hamza and the acquisition of a Vancouver pharmacy, only to begin falling in March of 2019. Since the company acquired Livecare Health Canada Inc. in December, it has been on the recovery, and the CloudMD launch has helped.

Since announcing the private placement, CloudMD shares have dropped 3 cents to 72 cents per share.

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