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Washington, D.C. 20549








Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 13, 2023



(Exact Name of Company as Specified in its Charter)


Delaware   001-35817   04-3462475

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


2 Executive Campus

2370 State Route 70, Suite 310

Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)


Company’s telephone number, including area code (201) 479-1357


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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
Common Stock   VYNT   The Nasdaq Capital Market


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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement


As previously reported, vivoPharm Pty, Ltd. (“vivoPharm”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Vyant Bio, Inc. (the “Company”), sold its United States subsidiary engaged in business of drug discovery services in November 2022, and sold its Australian and German subsidiaries engaged in the business of drug discovery services in December 2022. The sale in December 2022 was to Sabine Brandt as trustee for the Brandt Family Trust (“Buyer”).


To complete the disposition of the Company’s former vivoPharm business and to resolve certain issues that have arisen with the Buyer, on March 13, 2023, the Company and Buyer entered into that certain Share Purchase Agreement (the “Agreement”), pursuant to which the Company sold vivoPharm to the Buyer for a nominal sum. As part of the sale of vivoPharm to Buyer, the Company is assuring that vivoPharm has cash of at least $200,000 and the Company is assuming certain specific vivoPharm liabilities, principally liabilities directly associated with the proposed Phase 2 Donepezil clinical trial in Australia (which the Company has placed on hold as it evaluates its strategic alternatives) and certain vivoPharm tax liabilities through closing. The Agreement was consummated effective March 13, 2023.


The above summary is not a complete description of the Agreement, and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the complete text of the document, which is filed as Exhibit 2.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated by reference in its entirety. The representations, warranties and covenants contained in the Agreement were made only as of specified dates for the purposes of the Agreement, were solely for the benefit of the parties to the Agreement, may be subject to qualifications and limitations agreed upon by such parties and were negotiated with the principal purpose of allocating risk between the parties, rather than establishing matters as facts.


Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits


Exhibit No.   Description
2.1*   Share Purchase Agreement, dated March 13, 2023, by and between Vyant Bio, Inc. and Sabine Brandt as trustee for the Brandt Family Trust
104   Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)


* We have omitted certain schedules and exhibits to this agreement in accordance with Item 601(b)(2) of Regulation S-K. A copy of any omitted schedule and/or exhibit will be furnished to the SEC upon request.






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.


Date: March 15, 2023 By: /s/ Andrew D. C. LaFrence
    Name: Andrew D. C. LaFrence
    Title: President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Financial Officer