F-1 1 ea0208139-01.htm REGISTRATION STATEMENT

As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 12, 2024

Registration No. 333-        

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

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FORM F-1
REGISTRATION STATEMENT
UNDER
THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933

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LYTUS TECHNOLOGIES HOLDINGS PTV. LTD.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)

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British Virgin Islands

 

7841

 

Not applicable

(State or Other Jurisdiction of
Incorporation or Organization)

 

(Primary Standard Industrial
Classification Code Number)

 

(I.R.S. Employer
Identification Number)

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LYTUS TECHNOLOGIES HOLDINGS PTV. LTD.
Unit 1214, ONE BKC, G Block
Bandra Kurla Complex
Bandra East

Mumbai, India 400 051
Tel: (284)494-2810

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CCS Global Solutions, Inc.
530 Seventh Avenue, Suite 508
New York, NY 10018
Tel: +1-315-9304588

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Copy to:

Thomas J. Poletti, Esq.
Veronica Lah, Esq.
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP
695 Town Center Drive, 14
th Floor
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 371-2500

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Approximate date of commencement of proposed sale to the public: As soon as practicable after this
Registration Statement becomes effective.

Approximate date of commencement of proposed sale to the public: as soon as practicable after this Registration Statement becomes effective.

If any of the securities being registered on this Form are to be offered on a delayed or continuous basis pursuant to Rule 415 under the Securities Act of 1933, check the following box.

If this Form is filed to register additional securities for an offering pursuant to Rule 462(b) under the Securities Act, check the following box and list the Securities Act registration statement number of the earlier effective registration statement for the same offering.

If this Form is a post-effective amendment filed pursuant to Rule 462(c) under the Securities Act, check the following box and list the Securities Act registration statement number of the earlier effective registration statement for the same offering.

If this Form is a post-effective amendment filed pursuant to Rule 462(d) under the Securities Act, check the following box and list the Securities Act registration statement number of the earlier effective registration statement for the same offering.

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933.

 

Emerging growth company

 

If an emerging growth company that prepares its financial statements in accordance with U.S. GAAP, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards† provided pursuant to Section 7(a)(2)(B) of the Securities Act

The term “new or revised financial accounting standard” refers to any update issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board to its Accounting Standards Codification after April 5, 2012.

The registrant hereby amends this Registration Statement on such date or dates as may be necessary to delay its effective date until the registrant shall file a further amendment which specifically states that this Registration Statement shall thereafter become effective in accordance with Section 8(a) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or until the Registration Statement shall become effective on such date as the Securities and Exchange Commission, acting pursuant to such Section 8(a), may determine.

 

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The information in this prospectus is not complete and may be changed. We may not sell these securities until the registration statement is filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission is effective. This prospectus is not an offer to sell these securities and is not soliciting an offer to buy these securities in any state or other jurisdiction where the offer or sale is not permitted.

PRELIMINARY PROSPECTUS

 

SUBJECT TO COMPLETION

 

DATED JULY 12, 2024

3,573,700 Common Shares

LYTUS TECHNOLOGIES HOLDINGS PTV. LTD.

This prospectus relates to the offer and sale by Mast Hill Fund, L.P. (“Mast Hill”) and FirstFire Global Opportunities Fund, LLC (“FirstFire”, and together with Mast Hill, the “Selling Shareholders”) from time to time of up to an aggregate 3,573,700 of our shares of common stock, par value $0.01 (“common shares”). Under the Registration Rights Agreement (as defined herein), we are required to register for resale the sum of (i) 2,944,445 common shares issuable upon conversion of certain senior secured promissory notes (the “Notes”), (ii) 593,541 common shares issuable upon exercise of certain warrants to purchase common shares (the “Warrants”), and (iii) 35,714 common shares (the “Commitment Shares” and together with the Notes and the Warrants, the “Securities”).

The above numbers assume full conversion of the Notes at the floor price of $1.00 and full exercise of the Warrants at the exercise price of $3.51. There is no guarantee that (i) the Notes will be converted into common shares, or (ii) that the Warrants will be exercised for common shares.

The Notes had an initial conversion price of $3.25 per common share, and the Warrants had an initial exercise price of $3.51 per common share. The conversion price of the Notes and the exercise price of the Warrants are subject to adjustment (see “Description of Private Placements”). Beginning the earlier of (i) 90 days after effectiveness of this registration statement, (ii) November 23, 2024 or (iii) the first date the Company permits an alternate conversion, the holders of the Notes have the option to convert up to all accrued interest under the Notes and up to 20% of the original principal amount of the Notes per calendar month at a price equal to the market price (the “Note Alternate Conversion Price”). The market price is 90% of the lowest volume weighted average price (“VWAP”) of our common shares during the five (5) trading days prior to the date of such conversion, but in no event less than the conversion floor price of $1.00. As of July 2, 2024, using the lowest price at which such securities may be converted on that date, the Notes and the Warrants have conversion or exercise prices of $3.25 and $3.51, respectively. In light of the fact that the Note Alternate Conversion Price can be 90% of the market price of our VWAP, the Notes are considered “Future Priced Securities” under Nasdaq rules that relate to the continued listing qualification of companies. We will not receive any of the proceeds from the sale by the Selling Shareholders of the common shares, although we will receive the exercise price of any Warrants not exercised by the Selling Shareholders on a cashless exercise basis. Any proceeds received by us from the exercise of the Warrants will be used for general corporate purposes. We will bear all fees and expenses incident to our obligation to register the offer and sale of the common shares.

The Selling Shareholders may offer our common shares from time to time in a number of different methods and at varying prices. For more information on possible methods of offer and sale by the Selling Shareholders, please see the section entitled “Plan of Distribution” beginning on page 30 of this prospectus. Our shareholders may experience significant dilution as a result of our issuance of common shares pursuant to the Notes and Warrants (see “Risk Factors” for more information).

Our common shares are listed for trading on the Nasdaq Capital Market (“Nasdaq”), under the symbol “LYT”. On July 10, 2023, the closing sale price of our common shares as reported by Nasdaq was $2.09.

We are an “emerging growth company” and a “foreign private issuer” under applicable Securities and Exchange Commission rules, and will be subject to reduced public company reporting requirements for this prospectus and future filings. See “Prospectus Summary — Implications of Being an Emerging Growth Company and a Foreign Private Issuer”.

You should rely only on the information contained herein or incorporated by reference in this prospectus. Neither we nor any selling shareholder have authorized any other person to provide you with different information.

The enforcement by investors of civil liabilities under U.S. federal securities laws may be affected adversely by the fact that we are incorporated under the laws of the British Virgin Islands, and that a substantial portion of the assets of the Company and many of our directors and executive officers are located outside the United States.

Our business and an investment in our common shares involve significant risks. These risks are described under the caption “Risk Factors” beginning on page 6 of this prospectus and in the documents incorporated by reference into this prospectus.

Neither the Securities and Exchange Commission nor any state securities commission has approved or disapproved of these securities or passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of this prospectus. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offense.

The date of this prospectus is         , 2024

 

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Prospectus Summary

 

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Risk Factors

 

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Forward-Looking Statements

 

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Use of Proceeds

 

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Selling Shareholders

 

28

Plan of Distribution

 

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Dividend Policy

 

32

Exchange Rate Information

 

32

Related Party Transactions

 

32

Principal Shareholders

 

33

Description of Private Placements

 

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Description of Share Capital

 

36

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

 

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Description of Business

 

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Directors, Senior Management and Employees

 

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Tax Matters Applicable to U.S. Holders of Our Common Shares

 

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Enforceability of Civil Liabilities

 

84

Legal Matters

 

85

Experts

 

85

Where You Can Find More Information

 

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Incorporation by Reference

 

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Financial Statements

 

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You should rely only on the information contained in this prospectus or in any free writing prospectus we may authorize to be delivered or made available to you. Neither we, nor the Selling Shareholders have authorized anyone to provide you with different information, and neither we nor the Selling Shareholders take responsibility for any other information others may give you. The information in this prospectus is accurate only as of the date of this prospectus, regardless of the time of delivery of this prospectus, or any free writing prospectus, as the case may be, or any sale of common shares in our company.

For investors outside the United States:    Neither we, nor the Selling Shareholders, have done anything that would permit this offering or possession or distribution of this prospectus in any jurisdiction where action for that purpose is required, other than in the United States. Persons outside the United States who come into possession of this prospectus must inform themselves about, and observe any restrictions relating to, the offering of the common shares and the distribution of this prospectus outside the United States.

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About this Prospectus

This prospectus relates to the offer and sale by Mast Hill Fund, L.P. (“Mast Hill”) and FirstFire Global Opportunities Fund, LLC (“FirstFire”, and together with Mast Hill, the “Selling Shareholders”) from time to time, of (i) common shares issuable upon conversion of certain senior secured promissory notes, (ii) common shares issuable upon exercise of certain warrants to purchase common shares, and (iii) common shares. We are not selling any common shares under this prospectus, and we will not receive any proceeds from the sale of common shares offered hereby by the Selling Shareholders, although we will receive the exercise price of any warrants not exercised by the Selling Shareholders on a cashless basis. Any proceeds received by us from the exercise of warrants will be used for general corporate purposes.

The registration statement we filed with the SEC includes exhibits that provide more detail of the matters discussed in this prospectus. You should read this prospectus, the related exhibits filed with the SEC, and the documents incorporated by reference herein before making your investment decision. You should rely only on the information provided in this prospectus and the documents incorporated by reference herein or any amendment thereto. In addition, this prospectus contains summaries of certain provisions contained in some of the documents described herein, but reference is made to the actual documents for complete information. All of the summaries are qualified in their entirety by the actual documents. Copies of some of the documents referred to herein have been filed, will be filed or will be incorporated by reference as exhibits to the registration statement of which this prospectus is a part, and you may obtain copies of those documents as described below under the heading “Where You Can Find More Information: Incorporation by Reference.” Information contained in later-dated documents incorporated by reference will automatically supplement, modify or supersede, as applicable, the information contained in this prospectus or in earlier-dated documents incorporated by reference.

Notes on Prospectus Presentation

We present our financial statements in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”), as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board (“IASB”). None of the financial statements incorporated by reference into this prospectus were prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States.

Numerical figures included in this prospectus have been subject to rounding adjustments. Accordingly, numerical figures shown as totals in various tables may not be arithmetic aggregations of the figures that precede them. Certain market data and other statistical information contained in this prospectus is based on information from independent industry organizations, publications, surveys and forecasts. Some market data and statistical information contained in this prospectus are also based on management’s estimates and calculations, which are derived from our review and interpretation of the independent sources listed above, our internal research and our knowledge of the Indian information technology industry. While we believe such information is reliable, we have not independently verified any third-party information and our internal data has not been verified by any independent source.

Except where the context otherwise requires and for purposes of this prospectus only:

        Depending on the context, the terms “we,” “us,” “our company,” and “our” refer to Lytus Technologies Holdings PTV. Ltd., BVI company, and its consolidated subsidiaries.

        “Lytus India” refers to Lytus Technologies Private Limited, our wholly-owned subsidiary in India.

        “common shares” refer to our common stock, $0.01 par value per share.

        all references to “Rs.” or “Rupee” are to the legal currency of India, and all references to “USD,” “$”, “US$” and “U.S. dollars” are to the legal currency of the United States.

        a “crore” denotes ten million Rs.

Unless otherwise noted, all currency figures in this filing are in U.S. dollars.

This prospectus contains translations of certain Indian rupee amounts into U.S. dollar amounts at a specified rate solely for the convenience of the reader. Unless otherwise noted, we have translated profit and loss items at an average rate of Rs. 80.57 for the year ended March 31, 2023, at an average rate of Rs. 74.40 for the year ended March 31, 2022, at an average rate of Rs. 82.43 for the quarter ended September 30, 2023 and at an average rate of Rs. 78.90 for

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the quarter ended September 30, 2022. For balance sheet items, we have translated at a closing rate of Rs. 82.18 as of March 31, 2023, at a closing rate of Rs. 75.91 as of March 31, 2022, at a closing rate of Rs. 83.18 as of September 30, 2023, and at a closing rate of Rs. 81.63 as of September 30, 2022. We have stated equity accounts at their historical rates. We make no representation that the Indian rupee amounts or U.S. dollar amounts referred to in this Annual Report could have been or could be converted into U.S. dollars or Indian rupee amounts, as the case may be, at any particular rate or at all. Any discrepancies in any table between the amounts identified as total amounts and the sum of the amounts listed therein are due to rounding.

Our officers, directors, and 5% or greater shareholders in the aggregate, beneficially own approximately 67.30% of our outstanding common shares. Specifically, Dharmesh Pandya, our chief executive officer and director, in the aggregate, beneficially owns 66.70% of our outstanding common shares, which allows him to exert substantial influence over matters such as electing directors and approving mergers or other business combination transactions. As a result, our officers, directors, and 5% or greater shareholders will possess substantial ability to impact our management and affairs and the outcome of matters submitted to shareholders for approval. This concentration of ownership and voting power may also discourage, delay or prevent a change in control of our company, which could deprive our shareholders of an opportunity to receive a premium for their common shares as part of a sale of our company and might reduce the price of our common shares. These actions may be taken even if they are opposed by our other shareholders, including those who purchase common shares in this offering. See “Risk Factors”.

Risk Factor Summary

Our business is subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, including those described in “Risk Factors” in this prospectus. You should carefully consider these risks and uncertainties when investing in our common shares. Some of the principal risks and uncertainties include the following:

        Our independent registered public accounting firm’s report contains an explanatory paragraph that expresses doubt about our ability to continue as a “going concern”;

        We may fail to realize the benefits expected from our entry into the fintech market and the 51% stake in Sri Sai Cable and Broadband Private Limited (“Sri Sai”) in Telangana, India or those benefits may take longer to realize than expected;

        Given the nature of the markets in which we operate, our revenues and expenses are difficult to predict, which increases the likelihood that our results could fall below the expectations of investors and market analysts, which could cause the market price of our common shares to decline;

        Defects or malfunctions in our platform could hurt our reputation, sales, and profitability;

        Our four million user base calculation is based assumptions that may not be accurate;

        Software failures, breakdowns in the operations of our servers and communications systems or the failure to implement system enhancements could harm our business;

        We face risks related to the storage of customers’ and their end users’ confidential and proprietary information;

        There can be no assurance that our securities, including our common shares, will continue to be listed on Nasdaq or, if listed, that we will be able to comply with the continued listing standards of Nasdaq, which could limit investors’ ability to make transactions in our securities and subject us to additional trading restrictions;

        Our platform may never become sufficiently successful;

        We may not obtain or be able to adequately protect our intellectual property rights;

        An economic slowdown or factors that affect the economic health of the United States, India or these industries may adversely affect our business;

        Liability issues are inherent to the healthcare industry and insurance is expensive and difficult to obtain;

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        If we fail to develop and maintain an effective system of internal control over financial reporting, we may not be able to accurately report our financial results in a timely manner, which may adversely affect investor confidence;

        We will need to increase the size of our organization and may experience difficulties in managing growth;

        We depend and will continue to depend on key existing and future personnel;

        We rely on information technology to operate our business and maintain our competitiveness, and any failure to adapt to technological developments or industry trends could harm our business;

        We operate in a highly competitive industry;

        Our product testing and operations up to this point are limited;

        Our success depends on our ability to recruit and retain experienced therapists;

        We rely on third-party systems and service providers, and any disruption or adverse change in their businesses could have a material adverse effect on our business;

        We rely on the value of our brand, and any failure to maintain or enhance consumer awareness of our brand could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations;

        We may not be successful in implementing our growth strategies, pursuing strategic partnerships, acquisitions and investments, and future partnerships, acquisitions and investments may not bring us anticipated benefits;

        If we are unable to continue to identify and exploit new market opportunities, our future revenues may decline;

        Difficult market conditions, economic conditions and geopolitical uncertainties could adversely affect our business by negatively impacting our future revenues in the markets in which we offer services;

        Changing laws, rules and regulations and legal uncertainties, including adverse application of tax laws and regulations, may adversely affect our business and financial performance;

        Infrastructure in India may not be upgraded in order to support higher internet penetration, which may require additional investments by and expenses for us;

        Our results of operations are subject to fluctuations in currency exchange rates;

        We may not be able to obtain additional financing on terms that are acceptable or at all, which could prevent us from developing or enhancing our business, taking advantage of future opportunities or responding to competitive pressure or unanticipated requirements;

        Any significant disruption in service on our platform or in our computer systems, or any technology failures experienced while developing and enhancing our software could prevent us from using our platform, reduce the attractiveness of our platform or result in a loss of borrowers or investors;

        An inability to adapt our business effectively to keep pace with a rapidly evolving business environment could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations;

        We are a “controlled company” within the meaning of the NASDAQ Stock Market Rules; as a result, may rely on exemptions that provide fewer protection to shareholders compared to other companies;

        We may be subject to intellectual property infringement claims, which may be expensive to defend and may disrupt our business and operations;

        Our platform and internal systems rely on software that is highly technical, and if it contains undetected errors, our business could be adversely affected.

        Our business is dependent on our ability to maintain relationships with our business partners and other third parties, and we are subject to risks associated with our business partners and other third parties;

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        We do not plan to pay dividends in the foreseeable future;

        A substantial portion of our business and operations are located in India and we are subject to regulatory, economic, social and political uncertainties in India;

        A slowdown in economic growth in India could cause our business to suffer;

        The economy in India is susceptible to events such as terrorist attacks, other acts of violence, natural disasters or pandemics, which may result in a reduction in online transaction volumes impacting our business profitability;

        Restrictions on foreign investment in India may prevent us from making future acquisitions or investments in India, which may adversely affect our results of operations, financial condition and financial performance;

        Our business and activities are regulated by The Competition Act, 2002;

        Our common shares were only recently listed on The Nasdaq Capital Market and there can be no assurance that we will be able to comply with The Nasdaq Capital Market’s continued listing standards;

        As a result of being a “foreign private issuer,” we may not provide you with the same information as U.S. domestic reporting companies or we may provide information at different times, which may make it more difficult to evaluate our performance and prospects;

        Our officers, directors and principal shareholders own a significant percentage of our common shares and will be able to exert significant control over matters subject to shareholder approval;

        The increased costs, regulations and management time resulting from being a newly public company could lower our profits or make it more difficult to run our business;

        The market price of our securities may be volatile, which could cause the value of your investment to decline;

        Dilution may result from the issuance of common shares underlying the Notes under the Alternate Conversion Price, which provides for the conversion of the Notes at a discount to the market price at the time of conversion;

        Future sales, or the perception of future sales, by us or our existing shareholders in the public market could cause the market price for our common shares to decline;

        As the rights of shareholders under BVI law differ from those under U.S. law, you may have fewer protections as a shareholder;

        BVI companies may not be able to initiate shareholder derivative actions, thereby depriving shareholders of the ability to protect their interests;

        The laws of the BVI may provide less protection for minority shareholders than those under U.S. law, so minority shareholders may have less recourse than they would under U.S. law;

        As a company incorporated in the British Virgin Islands, we are permitted to adopt certain home country practices in relation to corporate governance matters that may afford less protection to shareholders than they would enjoy if we complied fully with the NASDAQ Stock Market corporate governance listing standards;

        We may be or may become a passive foreign investment company, or PFIC, which could result in adverse U.S. tax consequences to U.S. investors;

        The reduced disclosure requirements applicable to “emerging growth companies” may make our common shares less attractive to investors.

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PROSPECTUS SUMMARY

This summary highlights information that we present more fully in the rest of this prospectus. This summary does not contain all of the information you should consider before buying common shares in this offering. This summary contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, such as statements about our plans, objectives, expectations, assumptions or future events. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as “anticipate,” “estimate,” “plan,” “project,” “continuing,” “ongoing,” “expect,” “we believe,” “we intend,” “may,” “should,” “will,” “could,” and similar expressions denoting uncertainty or an action that may, will or is expected to occur in the future. These statements involve estimates, assumptions, known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from any future results, performances or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. You should read the entire prospectus carefully, including the “Risk Factors” section and the financial statements and the notes to those statements. On February 5, 2024, we effected a one-for-sixty (1-for-60) reverse stock split effective February 23, 2024. Unless otherwise noted, all share and per share information in this prospectus has been adjusted to reflect this reverse stock split.

Our Company

We are a platform services company offering services primarily in India. Our business model consists primarily of (a) the current distribution of linear content streaming/telecasting services and (b) the development of technology products, namely, telemedicine and fintech. The Lytus platform provides our customers with a one-stop site with the access to all of the services provided by us.

We are focused on consolidating our subscriber base for future technology services, such as telemedicine and healthcare services, while continuing to develop our technology platform for a better service experience. Presently, we provide streaming and internet services through our platform. We are simultaneously working to strengthen its platform services, including advancing its platform with the state-of-art technology.

Streaming and Telecast

Lytus India provides technology enabled customer services, which includes streaming and content services. The present software is being further upgraded to support the unified and integrated platform through which it shall provide multi-dimensional services such as MedTech IOT (IOT refers to the Internet of Things).

In India the regulation does not differentiate between telecasting and streaming as long as the streaming is done in IPTV format. Lytus plans to offer additional value added services such as MedTech IOT, by upgrading the existing cable networks for Sri Sai Cable Network. The upgrade primarily consists of deploying Fiber to the Home (“FTTH”), Gigabit Passive Optical Networks (“GPON”) and changing the existing STB/CPE. On July 24, 2023, the Company announced its commencement of IPTV and broadband business and Fintech business.

Remote Healthcare

In India, Lytus’ telemedicine business, through Lytus India, has commenced repurposing its existing local cable operator network infrastructure to set up local health centers and diagnostic centers (“LHCs”). We expect that typical services provided at LHCs will include ECGs, blood and urine testing.

With respect to remote healthcare, our initial plan is to focus on the sale and distribution of remote patient monitoring devices pre-installed with proprietary monitoring and reporting software developed by our Lytus Health division. We expect that these devices, sourced from various HIPAA and FDA compliant vendors, would be installed at the homes of the patients of participating physicians practices. Lytus Health currently has not developed any proprietary software that is deployed with patients in the United States.

We also expect Lytus Health’s business to focus on artificial intelligence, machine learning, and other capabilities that we believe are required to efficiently run a telemedicine business.

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Recent Developments

In order gain compliance with Nasdaq’s Listing Rules, on February 5, 2024, the Board of Directors of the Company approved a reverse stock split (the “Reverse Split”) of its authorized, issued and outstanding ordinary shares, par value $0.01 per share, at a ratio of 1-for-60 so that every 60 shares authorized and issued were to be combined into one (1) share. The Reverse Split took effect and began trading on the NASDAQ Capital Market on a split-adjusted basis when the market opened on February 23, 2024. Both before and after the Reverse Split, the Company was and is authorized to issue 230,000,000 ordinary shares and per share par value is $0.01. As a result of the Reverse Split, the Company’s issued and outstanding ordinary shares was reduced from 93,679,260 to approximately 1,561,321.

Upon successful completion of the Reverse Split, the Company received a letter from the Nasdaq Staff on March 11, 2024, advising the Company that it had regained compliance with bid price requirement, and that the Company was in compliance with the NASDAQ Capital Market’s Listing Requirements. Consequently, the scheduled hearing before the Hearings Panel on April 11, 2024, was cancelled. The Company’s common shares continue to be listed and traded on NASDAQ Capital Market.

Securities Purchase Agreement

On June 3, 2024, Lytus Technologies Holdings PTV. Ltd. (the “Company”) entered into a securities purchase agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”) with Mast Hill Fund, L.P. (“Mast Hill”) and FirstFire Global Opportunities Fund, LLC (“FirstFire”, and together with Mast Hill, the “Investors”) as purchasers, pursuant to which the Company will issue the Investors senior secured promissory notes in the aggregate principal amount of up to $3,888,889.00, with an aggregate purchase price of up to $3,500,000.00, common share purchase warrants for the purchase of up to 830,957 shares at an initial exercise price per share of $3.51, and up to 50,000 shares of common shares.

Pursuant to the Purchase Agreement, the Company will issue the senior secured promissory notes, common stock purchase warrants and common shares to the Investors in multiple tranches. Under the first tranche, which closed on June 3, 2024, the Company issued each of Mast Hill and FirstFire a senior secured promissory note in the principal amount of $1,427,778.00 and $238,888.88, respectively (the “First Tranche Notes”). In connection with the issuance of the First Tranche Notes, the Company issued each of Mast Hill and FirstFire Common Stock purchase warrants (the “First Tranche Warrants”) to purchase from the Company 305,080 shares of common shares and 51,045 shares of common shares, respectively. The Company also issued each of Mast Hill and FirstFire 18,357 and 3,071 common shares (the “First Tranche Commitment Shares”), respectively. Under the second tranche, which closed on July 8, 2024, the Company issued each of Mast Hill and FirstFire a senior secured promissory note in the principal amount of $951,851.84 and $159,259.26, respectively (the “Second Tranche Notes” and together with the First Tranche Notes, the “Notes”). In connection with the issuance of the Second Tranche Notes, the Company issued each of Mast Hill and FirstFire common share purchase warrants (the “Second Tranche Warrants” and together with the First Tranche Warrants, the “Warrants”) to purchase from the Company 203,387 common shares and 34,029 common shares, respectively. The Company also issued each of Mast Hill and FirstFire 12,238 and 2,048 common shares (the “Second Tranche Commitment Shares” and together with the First Tranche Commitment Shares, the “Commitment Shares” and collectively with the Notes, the Warrants and all common shares underlying the foregoing, the “Securities”), respectively. Under the third tranche, the Company will issue each of Mast Hill and FirstFire a senior secured promissory note in the principal amount of $951,851.84 and $159,259.26, respectively, Common Stock purchase warrants to purchase from the Company 203,387 common shares and 34,029 common shares, respectively, and 12,238 and 2,048 common shares, respectively. The third tranche closing is subject to certain closing conditions as set forth in the Purchase Agreement.

In connection with the Purchase Agreement, the Company entered into a registration rights agreement (the “RRA”) with the Investors to provide certain registration rights under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and the rules and regulations thereunder. In accordance with the RRA, we are registering for resale the common shares underlying the Notes, the Warrants and the Commitment Shares issued in the first and second tranches under the Purchase Agreement.

In connection with the Purchase Agreement, the Company entered into a security agreement (the “Security Agreement”) with the Investors pursuant to which the Company granted to the Investors a security interest in certain property of the Company to secure the prompt payment, performance and discharge in full of all the Company’s obligations under the Notes.

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Equity Line of Credit

Concurrent with the execution of the Purchase Agreement, the Company entered into an equity purchase agreement (the “Equity Purchase Agreement”) and related registration rights agreement (the “ELOC RRA”) with Mast Hill pursuant to which the Company may sell and issue to the investor, and the investor may purchase from the Company, up to $30,000,000 of Company’s common shares. Under the Equity Purchase Agreement, the Company has the right, but not the obligation, to direct Mast Hill, by its delivery to the Mast Hill of a Put Notice from time to time, to purchase Put Shares (i) in a minimum amount not less than $50,000.00 and (ii) in a maximum amount up to the lesser of (a) $1,000,000.00 or (b) 150% of the Average Daily Trading Value. In connection with the Equity Purchase Agreement, the Company issued Mast Hill a five year common stock purchase warrant for the purchase of 51,195 shares of the Common Stock at an initial exercise price of $2.93 per share (the “ELOC Warrant”).

Corporate Information

Our principal executive offices are located at Unit 1214, ONE BKC, G Block, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East Mumbai, India 400 051, and our telephone number is +91-7777044778, where we conduct investment relations and to where we are shifting our headquarters and treasury operations. Our website address is www.lytuscorp.com. The information on or accessed through our website is not incorporated in this prospectus. The SEC maintains an Internet site (www.sec.gov) that contains reports, proxy and information statements, and other information regarding issuers that file electronically with the SEC, including Lytus Technologies Holdings PTV. Ltd.

Please note that the historical results for the year ended March 31, 2022, discussed in this prospectus no longer reflect our current operations or future results of operations and financial condition. We have modified our earlier arrangement and have reorganized the business by only acquiring the Sri Sai business, whereas our initial arrangement was to acquire the 1.8 million subscriber base of Reachnet Cable Service Pvt. Ltd. and its revenue generating contracts. Under the modified arrangement, we own a controlling stake in Sri Sai’s business, and control the infrastructure hub that supports services. A more detailed discussion can be found in our financial statements included herein.

Implications of Being an Emerging Growth Company and a Foreign Private Issuer

Emerging Growth Company Status

As a company with less than $1.235 billion in revenue during our last fiscal year, we qualify as an “emerging growth company” as defined in the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, or JOBS Act, enacted in April 2012, and may take advantage of reduced reporting requirements that are otherwise applicable to public companies. These provisions include, but are not limited to:

        being permitted to present only two years of audited financial statements and only two years of related Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations in our SEC filings,

        not being required to comply with the auditor attestation requirements of Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act,

        reduced disclosure obligations regarding executive compensation in periodic reports, proxy statements and registration statements, and

        exemptions from the requirements of holding a nonbinding advisory vote on executive compensation and shareholder approval of any golden parachute payments not previously approved.

We may take advantage of these provisions until the last day of our fiscal year following the fifth anniversary of the date of the first sale of our common equity securities pursuant to an effective registration statement under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). However, if certain events occur before the end of such five-year period, including if we become a “large accelerated filer,” our annual gross revenues exceed $1.235 billion or we issue more than $1.00 billion of non-convertible debt in any three-year period, we will cease to be an emerging growth company before the end of such five-year period.

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In addition, Section 107 of the JOBS Act provides that an “emerging growth company” can take advantage of the extended transition period provided in Section 7(a)(2)(B) of the Securities Act for complying with new or revised accounting standards. We have elected to take advantage of the extended transition period for complying with new or revised accounting standards and acknowledge such election is irrevocable pursuant to Section 107 of the JOBS Act.

Foreign Private Issuer Status

We are a “foreign private issuer,” as defined in Rule 405 under the Securities Act and Rule 3b-4I under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”). As a result, we are not subject to the same requirements as U.S. domestic issuers. Under the Exchange Act, we will be subject to reporting obligations that, to some extent, are more lenient and less frequent than those of U.S. domestic reporting companies. For example, we will not be required to issue quarterly reports or proxy statements. We will not be required to disclose detailed individual executive compensation information. Furthermore, our directors and executive officers will not be required to report equity holdings under Section 16 of the Exchange Act and will not be subject to the insider short-swing profit disclosure and recovery regime.

As an exempted British Virgin Islands company to be listed on the NASDAQ Capital Market, we are subject to the NASDAQ Stock Market corporate governance listing standards. However, the NASDAQ Stock Market rules permit a foreign private issuer like us to follow the corporate governance practices of its home country. Certain corporate governance practices in the British Virgin Islands, which is our home country, may differ significantly from the NASDAQ Stock Market corporate governance listing standards. For instance, we are not required to:

        have a majority of the board to be independent (although all of the members of the audit committee must be independent under the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or the Exchange Act);

        have a compensation committee or a nominating or corporate governance committee consisting entirely of independent directors;

        have regularly scheduled executive sessions for non-management directors;

        obtain shareholder approval prior to the issuance of 20% or more of our common shares as a price that is less than the Minimum Price (as defined in Nasdaq Listing Rule 5635(d)); and

        have annual meetings and director elections.

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The Offering

Securities offered by the selling shareholder

 


3,573,700 common shares, consisting of (i) 2,944,445 common shares issuable upon conversion of the Notes, (ii) 593,541 common shares issuable upon exercise of the Warrants, and (iii) 35,714 common shares.

Common shares outstanding prior to this offering

 


1,848,952 common shares.

Common shares outstanding after this offering

 


5,422,652 common shares (assuming the sale of the maximum number of common shares by the selling shareholder).

Use of proceeds

 

We will not receive any of the proceeds from the sale by the selling shareholder of the common shares, although we will receive the exercise price of any Warrants not exercised by the selling shareholder on a cashless exercise basis. We will bear all fees and expenses incident to our obligation to register the common shares. See “Use of Proceeds” for more information.

NASDAQ trading symbol

 

Our common shares are listed on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbol “LYT.”

Risk factors

 

Investing in these securities involves a high degree of risk. As an investor, you should be able to bear a complete loss of your investment. You should carefully consider the information set forth in the “Risk Factors” section of this prospectus before deciding to invest in our securities.

The number of common shares that will be outstanding immediately after this offering is based on the common shares outstanding as of July 2, 2024 and assumes full conversion of the Notes (with interest accruing to maturity) at the floor price of $1.00 and full exercise of the Warrants at the exercise price of $3.51. There is no guarantee that (i) the Notes will be converted into common shares, or (ii) that the Warrants will be exercised for common shares.

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RISK FACTORS

An investment in our securities carries a significant degree of risk. You should carefully consider the following risks, as well as the risks and other information contained in our Annual Report on Form 20-F, including our historical financial statements and related notes included elsewhere in our Annual Report, and in our interim financial statements for the period ended September 30, 2023 contained in our Report on Form 6-K filed on April 11, 2024, before you decide to purchase our securities. Any one of these risks and uncertainties has the potential to cause material adverse effects on our business, prospects, financial condition and operating results which could cause actual results to differ materially from any forward-looking statements expressed by us and a significant decrease in the value of our securities. Refer to “Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements.”

We may not be successful in preventing the material adverse effects that any of the following risks and uncertainties may cause. These potential risks and uncertainties may not be a complete list of the risks and uncertainties facing us. There may be additional risks and uncertainties that we are presently unaware of, or presently consider immaterial, that may become material in the future and have a material adverse effect on us. You could lose all or a significant portion of your investment due to any of these risks and uncertainties.

Risks Related to the Private Placement of Notes and Warrants

The holder of Notes may, at its option, at any time, convert its Notes into, or exercise its Warrants for, common shares based on agreed-upon formulas. Any such conversion or exercise will result in significant dilution to our shareholders.

Our shareholders may experience significant dilution as a result of our issuance of the Securities. The initial conversion price of the Notes is equal to $3.51 and is subject to adjustment with a floor price of $1.00. The Warrants are exercisable for three years to purchase an aggregate of up to common shares at an initial exercise price of $3.25, subject to adjustment under certain circumstances described in the Warrants and will expire on the three year anniversary of the date of issuance. See “Description of Private Placements” for additional information. The issuance of material amounts of common shares by us pursuant to the conversion or exercise, as applicable, of these Securities would cause our shareholders to experience significant dilution in their investment in our company.

The Notes and the Warrants have anti-dilution provisions triggered by the issuance of our common shares and securities convertible or exercisable for common shares at prices below the then-current conversion price for such Notes or the then-current exercise price of such Warrants. Any such adjustments would increase the number of common shares issuable upon conversion or exercise of such securities, as the case may be, and increase the dilutive effect of such securities on our current shareholders.

The Notes have an initial conversion price of $3.25 per common share, and the Warrants had an initial exercise price of $3.51 per common share. The conversion price of the Notes and the exercise price of the Warrants are subject to adjustment (see “Description of Private Placements”). Beginning the earlier of (i) 90 days after effectiveness of this registration statement, (ii) November 23, 2024 or (iii) the first date the Company permits an alternate conversion, the holders of the Notes have the option to convert up to all accrued interest under the Notes and up to 20% of the original principal amount of the Notes per calendar month at a price equal to the market price (the “Note Alternate Conversion Price”). The market price is 90% of the lowest volume weighted average price (“VWAP”) of our common shares during the five (5) trading days prior to the date of such conversion, but in no event less than the conversion floor price of $1.00. As of July 2, 2024, using the lowest price at which such securities may be converted on that date, the Notes and the Warrants have conversion or exercise prices of $3.25 and $3.51, respectively. In light of the fact that the Note Alternate Conversion Price can be 90% of the market price of our VWAP, the Notes are considered “Future Priced Securities” under Nasdaq rules that relate to the continued listing qualification of companies.

Dilution may result from the issuance of common shares underlying the Notes under the alternate conversion provision, which provides for the conversion of the Notes at a discount to the market price at the time of conversion, which may negatively impact the price of our common shares.

The holder of Notes has the option, beginning on the earlier of (i) ninety (90) calendar days after the initial effectiveness date of the first registration statement of the Company that registers the holder’s resale of the Conversion Shares, (ii) November 23, 2024, or (iii) the first date that the Company provides an irrevocable written notice to the holder permitting the holder to effectuate conversions, to convert up to all accrued interest under the Notes and up to

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20% of the original principal amount of the Notes per calendar month at a price equal to the market price (the “Note Alternate Conversion Price”). The market price is 90% of the lowest volume weighted average price (“VWAP”) of our common shares during the five (5) trading days prior to the date of such conversion, but in no event less than the conversion floor price of $1.00. In light of the fact that the Note Alternate Conversion Price can be 90% of the market price of our VWAP, the Notes are considered “Future Priced Securities” under Nasdaq rules that relate to the continued listing qualification of companies.

If the holder of Notes converts such Notes and then sells the common shares received from such conversions, the price of our common shares may decrease due to the additional common shares in the market. This could allow the noteholder to receive greater amounts of common shares, the sales of which would further depress the price of our common shares.

The 4.99% beneficial ownership cap on the Notes and Warrants does not prevent the holder of such Notes and Warrants from converting and selling some or all of the common shares it acquires and then converting or acquiring additional shares. Accordingly, the holder will be able to sell shares in excess of the 4.99% beneficial ownership cap while never holding more than 4.99% of our outstanding shares at a given time.

Any further issuances of our common shares may adversely affect the market price of our common shares.

We are filing this prospectus in accordance with the Registration Rights Agreement. Although the Purchase Agreement restricts our ability to issue additional debt, equity or equity-linked securities, we still have the ability to issue a significant number of additional common shares, including pursuant to existing agreements and in connection with employee and director compensation. Any further issuances, or the perception of further issuances, of our common shares or securities convertible or exercisable for our common shares may cause our share price to decline.

The agreements governing our outstanding securities, including the Purchase Agreement and the Notes, contain covenants that reduce our financial flexibility and could impede our ability to operate.

The agreements governing our indebtedness, including the Purchase Agreement, the Notes, and the Warrants each impose significant operating and financial restrictions on us. These restrictions will limit our and our subsidiaries’ ability to, among other things:

        incur or guarantee additional debt or issue disqualified stock or preferred stock;

        pay dividends and make other distributions on, or redeem or repurchase, capital stock;

        make certain investments;

        incur certain liens;

        enter into transactions with affiliates;

        merge or consolidate; and

        transfer or sell assets.

In addition, such agreements subject us and our subsidiaries to covenants, representations and warranties. As a result of these restrictions, we will be limited as to how we conduct our business and we may be unable to raise additional debt or equity financing to fund our operations, compete effectively or to take advantage of new business opportunities. We cannot assure you that we will be able to maintain compliance with these covenants in the future and, if we fail to do so, that we will be able to obtain waivers from the lenders and/or amend the covenants. Our failure to comply with the restrictive covenants described above as well as the terms of any future indebtedness from time to time could result in an event of default, which, if not cured or waived, could result in our being required to repay these borrowings before their due date and may result in the acceleration of any other debt that is subject to an applicable cross-acceleration or cross-default provision. In the event our lenders or holders of the Notes accelerate the repayment of our borrowings, we may not have sufficient assets to repay that indebtedness or if we are forced to refinance these borrowings on less favorable terms or cannot refinance these borrowings, our results of operations and financial condition could be adversely affected.

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Our management team will have broad discretion over the use of the net proceeds from the common shares issued to the Selling Shareholders following their exercise of Warrants for cash, if any, and you may not agree with how we use the proceeds and the proceeds may not be invested successfully.

Our management team will have broad discretion as to the use of the net proceeds from common shares issued to the selling shareholder following its exercise of Warrants for cash, if any, and we could use such proceeds for purposes other than those contemplated at the time of commencement of this offering. Accordingly, you will be relying on the judgment of our management team with regard to the use of those net proceeds, and you will not have the opportunity, as part of your investment decision, to assess whether the proceeds are being used appropriately. It is possible that, pending their use, we may invest those net proceeds in a way that does not yield a favorable, or any, return for us. The failure of our management team to use such funds effectively could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition, operating results and cash flows.

Risks Related to Our Business and Industry

Our independent registered public accounting firm’s report contains an explanatory paragraph that expresses doubt about our ability to continue as a “going concern.”

Our independent registered public accounting firm’s report contains an explanatory paragraph that expresses doubt about our ability to continue as a “going concern.” We currently have negative working capital after considering the large payment obligation discussed below and cash flow aggravated by the COVID-19 lockdown. Net cash used in operating activities was $1,153,335 for the year ended March 31, 2023, $(577,367) for the year ended March 31, 2022, and $372,260 for the six months ended September 30, 2023 and $(1,858,087) for the six months ended September 30, 2022.

No assurances can be given that we will be able to carry out our operations in the normal course of business and that we will be able to obtain funds from financial institutions and credit partners or others to continue our operations in the future. We may need to seek additional financing. The financing sought may be in the form of equity or debt financing or a combination of both from various sources as yet unidentified. No assurance can be given that we will generate sufficient revenue or obtain the necessary financing to continue as a going concern and the failure to do so could cause us to cease our operation.

Lytus’ platform may not be accepted in the marketplace.

Uncertainty exists as to whether our platform will be accepted by the market without additional widespread subscriber acceptance. Several factors may limit the market acceptance of our platform, including the availability of alternative products and services, as well as the price of our Platform services relative to alternative products. There is a risk that subscribers will use other products and/or methods instead of ours. Our business plan assumed that, notwithstanding the fact that our Platform is new in the market, subscribers will elect to use our Platform because of our collective and integrated offerings.

Subscribers will need to be persuaded to use our platform service, but there is no assurance that we will attract enough subscribers to develop a successful market for our platform.

Given the nature of the markets in which we operate, our revenues and expenses are difficult to predict because they can fluctuate significantly. This increases the likelihood that our results could fall below the expectations of investors and market analysts, which could cause the market price of our common shares to decline.

Our revenue historically has fluctuated and may fluctuate in the future, depending on a number of factors, including:

        the size, complexity, timing, pricing terms and profitability of significant projects, as well as changes in the corporate decision-making process of our clients;

        increased pricing pressure from our competitors;

        our ability to increase sales of our services to new customers and expand sales among our existing customers;

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        seasonal changes that affect the mix of services we provide to our clients or the relative proportion of services and product revenue;

        the duration of tax holidays or exemptions and the availability of other incentives offered by the Government of India;

        the effect of increased wage pressure in India and other locations, and the time we require to train and productively utilize our new employees;

        currency exchange fluctuations; and

        other economic and political factors, including the economic conditions in United States, Europe and other geographies in which we operate.

A significant portion of our total operating expenses, particularly personnel and facilities, are fixed in advance of any particular quarter. As a result, unanticipated variations in the number and timing of our projects may cause significant variations in operating results in any particular quarter.

Parts of the global economy are volatile on account of political uncertainty. Our pricing remains competitive and clients remain focused on cost reduction and capital conservation. While we believe that we have a flexible business model which can mitigate the negative impact of an uncertain or slow growing economy, we may not be able to sustain historical levels of profitability. As a result, there can be no assurance that we will be able to sustain our historic levels of profitability or increase future profitability.

Defects or malfunctions in our platform could hurt our reputation, sales, and profitability.

The acceptance of our Platform depends upon its effectiveness and reliability. Our Platform is complex and is continually being modified and improved, and as such may contain undetected defects or errors when first introduced or as new versions are released. To the extent that defects or errors cause our Platform to malfunction and our customers’ use of our Platform is interrupted, our reputation could suffer, and our potential revenues could decline or be delayed while such defects are remedied. We may also be subject to liability for the defects and malfunctions.

There can be no assurance that, despite our testing, errors will not be found in our Platform or new releases. Any such errors could result in loss of future revenues or delay in market acceptance, diversion of development resources, damage to our reputation, adverse litigation, or increased service, any of which could have a material adverse effect upon our business, operating results, and financial condition.

Our four million user base is based on a calculation of our 1 million paid home subscribers multiplied by an industry average of 4.6 users per household in India and the assumptions we used to determine these figures may not be accurate.

Our four million user base is based on a calculation of our 1 million paid home subscribers multiplied by an industry average of 4.6 users per household in India. The conversion rate of 4.6 users per household was supported by the Database on Household Size and Composition 2021 released by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations.3 Our estimates of household size and the number of users are based upon historical cable industry practices for measurement of user data. For example, according to the Universe Update Report released by Broadcast Audience Research Council of India in 20204, the number of average users per household in 2020 was 4.45. Although we believe the figures in the industry report are reasonable, there can be no assurance that the assumptions we used are accurate and therefore the number of the members per household may not be equal to the number of our active users. As a result, the number of our actual active users could be less than four million.

Software failures, breakdowns in the operations of our servers and communications systems or the failure to implement system enhancements could harm our business.

Our success depends on the efficient and uninterrupted operation of our servers and communications systems. A failure of our network or data gathering procedures could impede services and could result in the loss of subscribers. While our operations will have disaster recovery plans in place, they might not adequately protect us. Despite any precautions we take, damage from fire, floods, hurricanes, power loss, telecommunications failures, computer viruses, break-ins, and similar events at our computer facilities could result in interruptions in the flow of data to our servers

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and from our servers to our clients. In addition, any failure by our computer environment to provide our required data communications capacity could result in interruptions in our service. In the event of a server failure, we could be required to transfer our client data collection operations to an alternative provider of server hosting services. Such a transfer could result in delays in our ability to deliver our products and services to our clients.

Additionally, significant delays in the planned delivery of system enhancements, improvements and inadequate performance of the systems once they are completed could damage our reputation and harm our business. Long-term disruptions in the infrastructure caused by events such as natural disasters, the outbreak of war, the escalation of hostilities and acts of terrorism, particularly involving cities in which we have offices, could adversely affect our businesses. Although we plan to obtain property and business interruption insurance for our business operations, we do not currently have such coverage, and any such coverage that we obtain in the future might not be adequate to compensate us for all losses that may occur.

We face risks related to the storage of customers’ and their end users’ confidential and proprietary information.

Our platform is designed to maintain the confidentiality and security of our patients’ confidential and proprietary data that are stored on our server systems, which may include sensitive personal data. However, any security breaches or other unauthorized access to these data could expose us to liability for the loss of such information, time-consuming and expensive litigation and other possible liabilities as well as negative publicity. Techniques used to obtain unauthorized access or to sabotage systems change frequently and generally are difficult to recognize and react to. We may be unable to anticipate these techniques or implement adequate preventative or reactionary measures.

We might incur substantial expense to further develop our Platform which may never become sufficiently successful.

Our growth strategy requires the successful launch and commercialization of our platform, and there can be no assurance that this will occur. The causes for failure of our platform once commercialized include, but are not limited to:

        market demand for our platform may be smaller than we expect;

        further platform development may be costlier or take longer than anticipated;

        our Platform may require significant adjustment post-commercialization, rendering the Platform uneconomic or extending considerably the likely investment return period;

        additional regulatory requirements may increase the overall costs of the development;

        patent conflicts or inability to enforce intellectual property rights;

        physical therapists and clients may be unwilling to adopt and/or use our Platform, and

        compliance with changing regulations concerning corporate governance and public disclosure may result in additional expenses.

We cannot be certain that we will obtain intellectual property rights for our platform and technology and if we fail to protect our intellectual property rights, our brand and business may suffer.

We believe that our success and competitive position will depend in part on our ability to obtain and maintain intellectual property rights for our platform. Although we seek to obtain copyright or trademark protection for our intellectual property when applicable, it is possible that we may not be able to do so successfully or that the copyright or trademark we have obtained may not be sufficient to protect all of our intellectual property rights. Despite our efforts to protect our intellectual property rights, unauthorized parties may attempt to copy or duplicate our intellectual property or otherwise use our intellectual properties without obtaining our consent. Monitoring unauthorized use of our intellectual property is difficult and costly, and we cannot be certain that the steps we have taken will effectively prevent misappropriation of our intellectual properties. If we are not successful in protecting our intellectual property rights, our business and results of operations may be adversely affected.

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3        Available at: https://population.un.org/Household/index.html#/countries/356

4        Available at: https://www.barcindia.co.in/whitepaper/barc-india-tv-universe-estimates-2020.pdf

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Our revenues are highly dependent on clients primarily located in the United States and India, as well as on clients concentrated in certain industries; therefore, an economic slowdown or factors that affect the economic health of the United States, India or these industries may adversely affect our business.

We derive approximately 100% of our revenue from India. If the economy in the United States or India continues to be volatile or uncertain or conditions in the global financial market deteriorate, pricing for our services may become less attractive and our clients located in these countries may reduce or postpone their technology spending significantly. Reduction in spending on IT services may lower the demand for our services and negatively affect our revenues and profitability.

Our clients are concentrated in certain key industries. Significant decreases in the growth of any one of these industries, or widespread changes in any such industry, may reduce or alter the demand for our services and adversely affect our revenue and profitability. Furthermore, some of the industries in which our clients are concentrated, such as the health care industry and the streaming industry, are, or may become, increasingly subject to governmental regulation and intervention. Increased regulation, changes in existing regulation or increased governmental intervention in the industries in which our clients operate may adversely affect the growth of their businesses and therefore negatively impact our revenues.

Liability issues are inherent to the healthcare industry and insurance are expensive and difficult to obtain.

Our business exposes us to potential liability risks, which are inherent to the healthcare industry. While we will take precautions, we deem to be appropriate to avoid lawsuits against us, there can be no assurance that we will be able to avoid significant liability exposure. Liability insurance for the healthcare industry is generally expensive. We have obtained professional indemnity insurance coverage for our platform. There can be no assurance that we will be able to maintain such coverage on acceptable terms, or that any insurance policy will provide adequate protection against potential claims. A successful liability claim brought against us may exceed any insurance coverage secured by us and could have a material adverse effect on our results or ability to continue our platform.

We have identified material weaknesses in our internal control over financial reporting. If we fail to develop and maintain an effective system of internal control over financial reporting, we may not be able to accurately report our financial results in a timely manner, which may adversely affect investor confidence.

A material weakness is a deficiency or combination of deficiencies in internal control over financial reporting such that there is a reasonable possibility that a material misstatement of a company’s financial statements would not be prevented or detected on a timely basis. These deficiencies could result in additional material misstatements to its financial statements that could not be prevented or detected on a timely basis. We identified material weaknesses in connection with our (i) information technology general controls and segregation of duties and (ii) accounting for transactions related to subsidiaries and related documentation. This resulted from a lack of necessary business processes, internal controls, record retention policy, and adequate number of qualified personnel within our accounting function.

The material weaknesses will not be considered remediated until management designs and implements effective controls that operate for a sufficient period of time and management has concluded, through testing, that these controls are effective.

Management will monitor the effectiveness of our remediation plans and will make changes management determines to be appropriate. We cannot assure you that the measures we are taking will be sufficient to avoid potential future material weaknesses. Accordingly, there could continue to be a possibility that a material misstatement of our financial statements would not be prevented or detected on a timely basis.

We will need to increase the size of our organization and may experience difficulties in managing growth.

At present, we are a small company. Future growth will impose significant added responsibilities on members of management, including the need to identify, recruit, maintain, and integrate new employees. Our future financial performance and our ability to compete effectively will depend, in part, on our ability to manage any future growth effectively.

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We depend and will continue to depend on key existing and future personnel.

Our success will depend, to a large degree, upon the efforts and abilities of our officers and key management employees. The loss of the services of one or more of our key employees could have a material adverse effect on our operations. In addition, as our business model is implemented, we will need to recruit and retain additional management and key employees in virtually all phases of our operations. Key employees will require a strong background in our industry. We cannot assure that we will be able to successfully attract and retain key personnel.

We rely on information technology to operate our business and maintain our competitiveness, and any failure to adapt to technological developments or industry trends could harm our business.

We depend on the use of sophisticated information technology and systems, which we have customized in-house, for provision of several online services, customer relationship management, communications and administration. As our operations grow in both size and scope, we will need to continuously improve and upgrade our systems and infrastructure to offer our customers enhanced services, features and functionality, while maintaining the reliability and integrity of our systems and infrastructure in a cost-effective manner. Our future success also depends on our ability to upgrade our services and infrastructure ahead of rapidly evolving consumer demands while continuing to improve the performance, features and reliability of our service in response to competitive offerings.

We may not be able to maintain or replace our existing systems or introduce new technologies and systems as quickly as our competitors, in a cost-effective manner or at all. We may also be unable to devote adequate financial resources to develop or acquire new technologies and systems in the future.

We may not be able to use new technologies effectively, or we may fail to adapt our websites, transaction processing systems and network infrastructure to consumer requirements or emerging industry standards. If we face material delays in introducing new or enhanced solutions, our customers may forego the use of our services in favor of those of our competitors.

Our customer devices include license software from third party vendors, as we continue to introduce new offering services. We cannot be sure that such technology licenses will be available on commercially reasonable terms, if at all. Any of these events could have a material adverse effect on our operations.

We operate in a highly competitive industry.

Although we are not aware of any other “Distance Monitored Physical Therapy Telemedicine Program” with local assistance precisely like ours that targets our specific population, we expect to encounter competition from local, regional or national entities, some of which have superior resources or other competitive advantages in the larger physical therapy space. Intense competition may adversely affect our business, financial condition or results of operations. We may also experience competition from companies in the wellness space. These competitors may be larger and more highly capitalized, with greater name recognition. We will compete with such companies on brand name, quality of services, level of expertise, advertising, product and service innovation and differentiation of product and services. As a result, our ability to secure significant market share may be impeded. Although we believe our services will enable us to serve more patients than traditional physical therapy providers, if these more established offices or providers start offering similar services to ours, their name recognition or experience may enable them to capture a greater market share.

Our product testing and operations up to this point are limited.

We have built out the technology platform and content library necessary to execute our planned business strategy. Of course, there may be other factors that prevent us from successfully marketing a product, including, but not limited to, our limited cash resources. Further, our proposed reimbursement plan and the eventual operating results could be susceptible to varying interpretations by scientists, medical personnel, regulatory personnel, statisticians and others, which may delay, limit or prevent our executing our proposed business plan.

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Our success depends on our ability to recruit and retain experienced therapists.

Our future revenue generation is dependent upon referrals from physicians in the communities our clinics serve, and our ability to maintain good relations with these physicians. Our therapists are the front line for generating these referrals and we are dependent on their talents and skills to successfully cultivate and maintain strong relationships with these physicians. If we cannot recruit and retain our base of experienced and clinically skilled therapists, our business may decrease, and our net operating revenues may decline.

We rely on third-party systems and service providers, and any disruption or adverse change in their businesses could have a material adverse effect on our business.

We currently rely on certain third-party computer systems, service providers, and local cable operators to provide various services that we offer customers. Any interruption or deterioration in performance of these third-party systems and services could have a material adverse effect on our business.

Our success is also dependent on our ability to maintain our relationships with these third-party systems and service providers, including our technology partners. In the event our arrangements with any of these third parties are impaired or terminated, we may not be able to find an alternative source of systems support on a timely basis or on commercially reasonable terms, which could result in significant additional costs or disruptions to our business.

We rely on the value of our brand, and any failure to maintain or enhance consumer awareness of our brand could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations.

We believe continued investment in our brand and the brands of our subsidiaries is critical to maintaining and expanding our business. We believe that our brand is respected and recognized in the markets where we have customers. However, we are relatively new to the Indian Ecommerce sector and may not enjoy the same brand recognition in new areas in which we launch new businesses. We have invested in developing and promoting our brand since our inception and expect to continue to invest in maintaining our brand’s value, which we hope will enable us to compete against increased spending by our competitors and against emerging competitors, and allow us to expand into new geographies where our brand is not well known. However, there is no assurance that we will be able to successfully maintain or enhance consumer awareness of our brand. Even if we are successful in our branding efforts, such efforts may not be cost-effective. If we are unable to maintain or enhance consumer awareness of our brand and generate demand in a cost-effective manner, it could negatively impact our ability to compete in the ecommerce sector which would have a material adverse effect on our business.

We may not be successful in implementing our growth strategies.

Our growth strategy is to enhance our service platforms by investing in technology, and expanding into new geographic markets. Our success in implementing our growth strategies may be affected by:

        our ability to increase the number of suppliers, and product offerings on our platform;

        our ability to continue to expand our distribution channels, and market and cross-sell our services and products to facilitate the expansion of our business;

        our ability to build or acquire technology;

        the general condition of the global economy (particularly in India and markets with close proximity to India) and continued growth in demand for online services;

        our ability to compete effectively with existing and new entrants to the Indian ecommerce industry;

        the growth of the Internet as a medium for commerce in India;

        changes in the regulatory environment; and

        our ability to expand into new geographic markets.

Many of these factors are beyond our control and there can be no assurance that we will succeed in implementing our strategy.

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We may not be successful in pursuing strategic partnerships and acquisitions, and future partnerships and acquisitions, including the recent acquisition of Sri Sai, may not bring us anticipated benefits.

Part of our growth strategy is the pursuit of strategic partnerships and acquisitions. There can be no assurance that we will succeed in implementing this strategy as it is subject to many factors which are beyond our control.

This strategy may also subject us to uncertainties and risks, including acquisition and financing costs, potential ongoing and unforeseen or hidden liabilities, diversion of management resources and cost of integrating acquired businesses. We could face difficulties integrating the technology of acquired businesses, including that of the recently acquired Sri Sai business, with our existing technology, and employees of acquired business, including those of the recently acquired Sri Sai business, into various departments and ranks in our company, and it could take substantial time and effort to integrate the business processes being used in acquired businesses, including those of the recently acquired Sri Sai business, with our existing business processes. Moreover, there is no assurance that such partnerships or acquisitions, including the recently acquired Sri Sai business, will achieve our intended objectives or enhance our revenue.

If we are unable to continue to identify and exploit new market opportunities, our future revenues may decline and as a result our business, financial condition and results of operations could be materially and adversely affected.

As more participants enter our markets, we may experience a decrease in future revenues in a particular market. We may not be able to attract new customers or successfully enter new markets. If we are unable to continue to identify and exploit new market opportunities on a timely and cost-effective basis, our future revenues may decline and as a result our business, financial condition and results of operations could be materially and adversely affected.

Difficult market conditions, economic conditions and geopolitical uncertainties could adversely affect our business by negatively impacting our future revenues in the markets in which we offer services, which could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations.

Difficult market conditions, economic conditions, and geopolitical uncertainties have in the past adversely affected and may in the future adversely affect our business and profitability. Our business is affected by national and international economic and political conditions. Any one of these factors could have a material adverse effect on our results and profitability. These factors include, but are not limited to:

        economic and political conditions in India, the U.S., Europe and elsewhere in the world,

        concerns about terrorism, war and other armed hostilities,

        concerns over inflation and wavering institutional and consumer confidence levels,

        the level and volatility of interest rates and foreign currency exchange rates, and

        currency values.

The global financial markets have experienced significant disruptions since 2008, and the United States, Europe, and other economies have experienced periods of recession. There is considerable uncertainty over the long-term effects of the expansionary monetary and fiscal policies adopted by the central banks and financial authorities of some of the world’s leading economies. Adverse economic conditions could have negative adverse effects on our business and financial conditions. Additionally, continued turbulence in the international markets may adversely affect our ability to access the capital markets to meet liquidity needs.

Changing laws, rules and regulations and legal uncertainties, including adverse application of tax laws and regulations, may adversely affect our business and financial performance.

Our business and financial performance could be adversely affected by unfavorable changes in or interpretations of existing, or the promulgation of new, laws, rules and regulations applicable to us and our business, including those relating to the Internet and e-commerce, consumer protection and privacy. Such unfavorable changes could decrease demand for our services and products, increase costs and/or subject us to additional liabilities. For example, there may continue to be an increasing number of laws and regulations pertaining to the Internet and e-commerce, which may relate to liability for information retrieved from or transmitted over the Internet or mobile networks, user privacy,

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taxation and the quality of services and products sold or provided through the Internet. Furthermore, the growth and development of e-commerce may result in more stringent consumer protection laws that may impose additional burdens on online businesses generally.

The application of various Indian and international sales, use, occupancy, value-added and other tax laws, rules and regulations to our services and products is subject to interpretation by the applicable taxing authorities. Many of the statutes and regulations that impose these taxes were established before the growth of the Internet, mobile networks and e-commerce. If such tax laws, rules and regulations are amended, new adverse laws, rules or regulations are adopted or current laws are interpreted adversely to our interests, particularly with respect to occupancy or value-added or other taxes, the results could increase our tax payments (prospectively or retrospectively) and/or subject us to penalties and, if we pass on such costs to our customers, decrease the demand for our services and products. As a result, any such changes or interpretations could have an adverse effect on our business and financial performance.

Infrastructure in India may not be upgraded in order to support higher internet penetration, which may require additional investments by and expenses for us.

Although projections in the Bharat 2.0 study released by Nielson shows that there is significant room for growth in the markets in which we operate, there can be no assurance that such growth will occur. Further, there can be no assurance that Internet penetration in India will increase in the future, as slowdowns or disruptions in upgrading efforts for infrastructure in India could reduce the rate of increase in the use of the Internet. As such, we may need to make additional investments in alternative distribution channels. Further, any slowdown or negative deviation in the anticipated increase in Internet penetration in India may adversely affect our business and prospects.

Our results of operations are subject to fluctuations in currency exchange rates.

As the functional currency of Lytus India, our key operating subsidiary, is the Indian Rupee, our exposure to foreign currency risk primarily arises in respect of our non-Indian Rupee-denominated trade and other receivables, trade and other payables, and cash and cash equivalents.

We may not be able to obtain additional financing, if needed, on terms that are acceptable or at all, which could prevent us from developing or enhancing our business, taking advantage of future opportunities or responding to competitive pressure or unanticipated requirements.

Our business is dependent upon the availability of adequate funding and sufficient capital. If we need to raise additional funds, we may not be able to obtain additional financing when needed. If we cannot raise additional funds on acceptable terms, we may not be able to develop or enhance our business, take advantage of future opportunities or respond to competitive pressure or unanticipated requirements.

We may experience technology failures while developing and enhancing our software.

In order to maintain our competitive advantage, our software is under continuous development. There is risk that software failures may occur and result in service interruptions and have other unintended consequences, which could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations.

Any significant disruption in service on our platform or in our computer systems, including events beyond our control, could prevent us from processing or posting transactions on our platform, reduce the attractiveness of our platform and result in a loss of borrowers or investors.

In the event of a platform outage or physical data loss, our ability to perform our servicing obligations, process applications or make products and services available on our platform could be materially and adversely affected. The satisfactory performance, reliability and availability of our platform, and our underlying network infrastructure are critical to our operations, customer service, reputation and our ability to retain existing and attract new borrowers and investors. Our operations depend on our ability to protect our systems against damage or interruption from natural disasters, power or telecommunications failures, air quality issues, environmental conditions, computer viruses or attempts to harm our systems, criminal acts and similar events. If there is a lapse in service or damage to our facilities, we could experience interruptions in our service as well as delays and additional expense in arranging new facilities.

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Any interruptions or delays in our service, whether as a result of third-party error, our error, natural disasters or security breaches, whether accidental or willful, could harm our relationships with our borrowers and investors and our reputation. Additionally, in the event of damage or interruption, our insurance policies may not adequately compensate us for any losses that we may incur.

We operate in a rapidly evolving business environment. If we are unable to adapt our business effectively to keep pace with these changes, our ability to succeed will be adversely affected, which could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations.

The pace of change in our industry is extremely rapid. Operating in such a rapidly changing business environment involves a high degree of risk. Our ability to succeed will depend on our ability to adapt effectively to these changing market conditions. If we are unable to keep up with technological changes, we may not be able to compete effectively. Our business environment is characterized by rapid technological changes, changes in use and customer requirements and preferences, frequent product and service introductions embodying new technologies and the emergence of new industry standards and practices that could render our existing proprietary technology and systems obsolete. Our success will depend, in part, on our ability to:

        develop, license and defend intellectual property,

        enhance our existing services,

        develop new services and technologies that address the increasingly sophisticated and varied needs of our prospective customers,

        respond to technological advances and emerging industry standards and practices on a cost-effective and timely basis,

        respond to the demand for new services, products and technologies on a cost-effective and timely basis, and

        adapt to technological advancements and changing standards to address the increasingly sophisticated requirements and varied needs of our current and prospective customers.

We cannot assure you that we will be able to respond in a timely manner to changing market conditions or customer requirements. The development of proprietary electronic trading technology entails significant technical, financial and business risks. Further, the adoption of new Internet, networking or telecommunications technologies may require us to devote substantial resources to modify, adapt and defend our technology. We cannot assure you that we will successfully implement new technologies or adapt our proprietary technology and transaction-processing systems to customer requirements or emerging industry standards, or that we will be able to successfully defend any challenges to any technology we develop. Any failure on our part to anticipate or respond adequately to technological advancements, customer requirements or changing industry standards, or any significant delays in the development, introduction or availability of new services, products or enhancements, could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations.

We are a “controlled company” within the meaning of the NASDAQ Stock Market Rules and, as a result, may rely on exemptions from certain corporate governance requirements that provide protection to shareholders of other companies.

We are a “controlled company” as defined under Rule 5615(c)(1) of the NASDAQ Marketplace Rules because Mr. Dharmesh Pandya, our CEO, holds more than 50% of our voting power. For so long as we remain a controlled company under that definition, we are permitted to elect to rely, and may rely, on certain exemptions from the obligation to comply with certain corporate governance requirements, including:

        the requirement that our director nominees must be selected or recommended solely by independent directors; and

        the requirement that we have a corporate governance and nominating committee that is composed entirely of independent directors with a written charter addressing the committee’s purpose and responsibilities.

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As a result, you may not have the same protections afforded to shareholders of companies that are subject to all of the corporate governance requirements of the NASDAQ Stock Market Rules, if we utilize such exemptions. We currently do not intend to utilize the controlled company exemptions.

Our business could be materially adversely affected as a result of the risks associated with acquisitions and investments, including the recent acquisition of Sri Sai.

We may pursue further acquisitions and investments in the future, and any such transactions are accompanied by risks. For instance, an acquisition could have a negative effect on our financial and strategic position and reputation or the acquired business could fail to further our strategic goals. Moreover, we may not be able to successfully integrate acquired businesses, including the recently acquired Sri Sai business, into our own business, and therefore we may not be able to realize the intended benefits from the Sri Sai acquisition or any future acquisitions. We may lack experience in the markets, products or technologies of an acquired company and we may have an initial dependence on unfamiliar supply or distribution partners. An acquisition could create an impairment of relationships with customers or suppliers of the acquired business or our advisors or suppliers. All of these and other potential risks may serve as a diversion of our management’s attention from other business concerns, and any of these factors could have a material adverse effect on our business.

We may be subject to intellectual property infringement claims, which may be expensive to defend and may disrupt our business and operations.

We cannot be certain that our operations or any aspects of our business do not or will not infringe upon or otherwise violate trademarks, patents, copyrights, know-how, or other intellectual property rights held by third parties. We may be from time to time in the future subject to legal proceedings and claims relating to the intellectual property rights of others. In addition, there may be third-party trademarks, patents, copyrights, know-how or other intellectual property rights that are infringed upon by our products, services or other aspects of our business without our awareness. Holders of such intellectual property rights may seek to enforce such intellectual property rights against us in India, the United States or other jurisdictions. If any third-party infringement claims are brought against us, we may be forced to divert management’s time and other resources from our business and operations to defend against these claims, regardless of their merits. Additionally, the application and interpretation of India’s intellectual property right laws and the procedures and standards for granting trademarks, patents, copyrights, know-how or other intellectual property rights in India are still evolving and are uncertain, and we cannot assure you that Indian courts or regulatory authorities would agree with our analysis. If we were found to have violated the intellectual property rights of others, we may be subject to liability for our infringement activities or may be prohibited from using such intellectual property, and we may incur licensing fees or be forced to develop alternatives of our own. As a result, our business and results of operations may be materially and adversely affected.

Our platforms and internal systems rely on software that is highly technical, and if it contains undetected errors, our business could be adversely affected.

Our platforms and internal systems rely on software that is highly technical and complex. In addition, our platform and internal systems depend on the ability of such software to store, retrieve, process, and manage immense amounts of data. The software on which we rely has contained, and may now or in the future contain, undetected errors or bugs. Errors or other design defects within the software on which we rely may result in a negative experience for customers and funding sources, delay introductions of new features or enhancements, result in errors or compromise our ability to protect customer or investor data or our intellectual property. Any errors, bugs or defects discovered in the software on which we rely could result in harm to our reputation, loss of customers or investors or liability for damages, any of which could adversely affect our business, results of operations and financial condition.

Our business is dependent on our ability to maintain relationships with our business partners and other third parties, and, we are subject to risks associated with our business partners and other third parties.

We currently rely on a number of business partners and other third parties in various aspects of our business. In addition, we cooperate with a number of business partners and other third parties to deliver our services to our customers. If third-party service providers fail to function properly, we cannot assure you that we would be able to find an alternative in a timely and cost-efficient manner, or at all. Pursuing, establishing and maintaining relationships with business partners and other third parties, as well as integrating their data and services with our system, require significant time and resources.

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The smooth operation of our business also depends on the compliance by our business partners and other third parties with applicable laws and regulations. Any negative publicity about business partners and other third parties could harm our reputation. If any of the foregoing were to occur, our business and results of operations could be materially and adversely affected. Our reputation is associated with these business partners and other third parties, and if any of the foregoing were to occur, our reputation may suffer.

We face risks related to health pandemics that could impact our sales and operating results.

Our business could be adversely affected by the effects of a widespread outbreak of contagious disease, such as the outbreak of respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). These could include disruptions or restrictions on our ability to travel and to deliver our products to our customers, as well as temporary closures of our facilities or the facilities of our customers and third-party service providers.

Any disruption or delay of our operations and those of our suppliers or customers may adversely impact our sales and operating results. This could also add pressure on our cash flow, although the size and duration of this global pandemic are uncertain as of this Annual Report. In addition, a significant outbreak of contagious diseases in the human population resulting in a widespread health crisis that could adversely affect the economies and financial markets of India and many other countries, resulting in an economic downturn that could affect demand for our products and significantly impact our operating results.

A widespread health crisis could adversely affect the global economy, resulting in an economic downturn that could impact demand for our services. The future impact of such a crisis is highly uncertain and cannot be predicted and there is no assurance that such a crisis would not have a material adverse impact on our future results. The extent of the impact, if any, will depend on future developments, including actions taken to contain the coronavirus.

We do not plan to pay dividends in the foreseeable future.

Dividend policy is subject to the discretion of the Board and will depend on, among other things, our earnings, financial condition, capital requirements and other factors. There is no assurance that the Board will declare dividends even if we are profitable. Under BVI law, we may only pay dividends from our profits, or credits standing in our share premium account, and we must be solvent before and after any such dividend payment, meaning that we will be able to satisfy our liabilities as they become due in the ordinary course of business.

Risks Related to Doing Business in India

A substantial portion of our business and operations are located in India and we are subject to regulatory, economic, social and political uncertainties in India.

A substantial portion of our business and employees are located in India, and we intend to continue to develop and expand our business in India. Consequently, our financial performance and the market price of our common shares will be affected by changes in exchange rates and controls, interest rates, changes in government policies, including taxation policies, social and civil unrest and other political, social and economic developments in or affecting India.

The Government of India has exercised and continues to exercise significant influence over many aspects of the Indian economy. Since 1991, successive Indian governments have generally pursued policies of economic liberalization and financial sector reforms, including by significantly relaxing restrictions on the private sector. Nevertheless, the role of the Indian central and state governments in the Indian economy as producers, consumers and regulators has remained significant and we cannot assure you that such liberalization policies will continue. The present government, formed in May 2009, has announced policies and taken initiatives that support the continued economic liberalization policies that have been pursued by previous governments. However, the present government is a multiparty coalition and therefore there is no assurance that it will be able to generate sufficient cross-party support to implement such policies or initiatives. The rate of economic liberalization could change, and specific laws and policies affecting travel service companies, foreign investments, currency exchange rates and other matters affecting investments in India could change as well. A significant change in India’s policy of economic liberalization and deregulation or any social or political uncertainties could adversely affect business and economic conditions in India generally and our business and prospects.

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As the domestic Indian market constitutes a significant source of our revenue, a slowdown in economic growth in India could cause our business to suffer.

The performance and growth of our business are necessarily dependent on economic conditions prevalent in India, which may be materially and adversely affected by political instability or regional conflicts, economic slowdown elsewhere in the world or otherwise. The Indian economy also remains largely driven by the performance of the agriculture sector, which is difficult to predict. The Indian economy has grown significantly over the past few years. In the past, economic slowdowns in the Indian economy have harmed the ecommerce sector as customers have less disposable income for their shopping online. Any future slowdown in the Indian economy could have a material adverse effect on the demand for the products we sell and, as a result, on our financial condition and results of operations.

Trade deficits could also adversely affect our business and the price of our common shares. India’s trade relationships with other countries and its trade deficit, driven to a major extent by global crude oil prices, may adversely affect Indian economic conditions. If trade deficits increase or are no longer manageable because of the rise in global crude oil prices or otherwise, the Indian economy, and therefore our business, our financial performance and the price of our common shares could be adversely affected.

India also faces major challenges in sustaining its growth, which include the need for substantial infrastructure development and improving access to healthcare and education. If India’s economic growth cannot be sustained or otherwise slows down significantly our business and prospects could be adversely affected.

The ecommerce business in India is susceptible to extraneous events such as terrorist attacks and other acts of violence, which may result in a reduction in online transaction volumes impacting our business profitability.

Terrorist attacks and other acts of violence or war involving India or other neighboring countries may adversely affect the Indian markets and the worldwide financial markets. In addition, any deterioration in international relations between India and other countries may result in concerns regarding regional stability which could adversely affect the price of our common shares. The occurrence of any of these events may result in a loss of business confidence and have an adverse effect on our business and financial performance.

Natural calamities could have a negative impact on the Indian economy and cause our business to suffer.

India has experienced natural calamities such as earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, and drought in the past few years. The extent and severity of these natural disasters determines their impact on the Indian economy. Substantially all of our operations and employees are located in India and there can be no assurance that we will not be affected by natural disasters in the future. The occurrence of any of these disasters may result in a loss of business confidence and have an adverse effect on our business and financial performance.

Restrictions on foreign investment in India may prevent us from making future acquisitions or investments in India, which may adversely affect our results of operations, financial condition and financial performance.

India regulates ownership of Indian companies by foreigners, although some restrictions on foreign investment have been relaxed in recent years. These regulations and restrictions may apply to acquisitions by us or our affiliates, including Lytus India and affiliates which are not resident in India, of shares in Indian companies or the provision of funding by us or any other entity to Indian companies within our group. For example, under its consolidated foreign direct investment policy, the Government of India has set out additional requirements for foreign investments in India, including requirements with respect to downstream investments by Indian companies owned or controlled by foreign entities and the transfer of ownership or control of Indian companies in sectors with caps on foreign investment from resident Indian persons or entities to foreigners. These requirements, which currently include restrictions on valuations and sources of funding for such investments and may include prior approval from the Foreign Investment Promotion Board, may adversely affect our ability to make investments in India, including through Lytus India. There can be no assurance that we will be able to obtain any required approvals for future acquisitions or investments in India, or that we will be able to obtain such approvals on satisfactory terms.

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Our business and activities are regulated by The Competition Act, 2002.

The Competition Act, 2002, as amended, or the Competition Act, several provisions of which have recently come into force, seeks to prevent practices that could have an appreciable adverse effect on competition. Under the Competition Act, any arrangement, understanding or action between enterprises, whether formal or informal, which causes or is likely to cause an appreciable adverse effect on competition, is void and will be subject to substantial penalties. Any agreement that directly or indirectly determines purchase or sale prices, limits or controls production, or creates market sharing by way of geographical area or number of customers in the market is presumed to have an appreciable adverse effect on competition. Provisions relating to the regulations of certain acquisitions, mergers or amalgamations which have an appreciable adverse effect on competition are not yet in force. Such provisions could, if brought into force in the future, be applicable to us.

The effect of the Competition Act on the business environment in India is unclear. If we or any member of our group, including Lytus India, are affected, directly or indirectly, by the application or interpretation of any provision of the Competition Act or any enforcement proceedings initiated by the Competition Commission of India or any adverse publicity that may be generated due to scrutiny or prosecution by the Competition Commission of India, our business and financial performance may be materially and adversely affected.

Risks Related to Ownership of our Common Shares

Our common shares were only recently listed on The Nasdaq Capital Market and there can be no assurance that we will be able to comply with The Nasdaq Capital Market’s continued listing standards.

Our common shares commenced trading on The Nasdaq Capital Market on June 15, 2022. However, there can be no assurance that any broker will be interested in trading our common shares. Therefore, it may be difficult to sell common shares if you desire to do so. We cannot provide any assurance that an active and liquid trading market in our common shares will develop or, if developed, that such market will continue. In addition, there is no guarantee that we will be able to maintain such listing for any period of time by perpetually satisfying The Nasdaq Capital Market’s continued listing requirements. Our failure to continue to meet these requirements may result in our common shares being delisted from The Nasdaq Capital Market.

If we fail to maintain compliance with the continued listing requirements of the Nasdaq Stock Market, our common shares may be delisted and the price of our common shares and our ability to access the capital markets could be negatively impacted.

Our common shares currently trade on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbol “LYT.” This market has continued listing standards that we must comply with in order to maintain the listing of our common shares, including, among others, a minimum bid price requirement of $1.00 per share. If we do not meet the continued listing requirements of Nasdaq for any reason, including due to the potential depressive effect on our share price of the sale of a substantial number of common shares underlying the Notes and Warrants at a discount to the market price and the ability of the holder of these instruments to short our common shares, our common shares may be delisted and the price of our common shares and our ability to access the capital markets could be negatively impacted. For more information on the risks related to the sale of a substantial number of common shares underlying the Convertible Notes and Warrants at a discount to the market price and the ability of the holder of these instruments to short our common shares, see “Dilution may result from the issuance of common shares underlying the Convertible Notes under the Alternate Conversion Price, which provides for the conversion of the Convertible Notes at a discount to the market price at the time of conversion, which may negatively impact the price of our common shares.”

If our common shares are delisted from the NASDAQ Capital Market at some later date, our shareholders could find it difficult to sell our common shares. In addition, if our common shares are delisted from the NASDAQ Capital Market at some later date, we may apply to have our common shares quoted on the Bulletin Board or in the “pink sheets” maintained by the National Quotation Bureau, Inc. The Bulletin Board and the “pink sheets” are generally considered to be less efficient markets than the NASDAQ Capital Market. In addition, if our common shares are not so listed or are delisted at some later date, our common shares may be subject to the “penny stock” regulations. These rules impose additional sales practice requirements on broker-dealers who sell low-priced securities to persons other than established customers and institutional accredited investors and require the delivery of a disclosure schedule

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explaining the nature and risks of the penny stock market. As a result, the ability or willingness of broker-dealers to sell or make a market in our common shares might decline. If our common shares are not so listed or are delisted from the NASDAQ Capital Market at some later date or become subject to the penny stock regulations, it is likely that the price of our common shares would decline and that our shareholders would find it difficult to sell their common shares.

On March 24, 2023, Nasdaq Staff (“Staff”) notified the Company that the bid price of its listed securities had closed at less than $1.00 per share over the previous 30 consecutive business days, and, as a result, did not comply with Listing Rule 5550(a)(2) (the “Rule”). Therefore, in accordance with Listing Rule 5810(c)(3)(A), the Company was provided 180 calendar days, which was later extended by another 180 calendar days, until March 18, 2024, to regain compliance with the Rule.

Nasdaq staff later determined that as of February 7, 2024, the Company’s common shares had a closing bid price of $0.10 or less for ten consecutive trading days. Accordingly, the Company was subject to the provisions contemplated under Listing Rule 5810(c)(3)(A)(iii). As a result, Staff determined to delist the Company’s common shares from The Nasdaq Capital Market.

The Company appealed the Staff’s determination to a Hearings Panel (the “Panel”), pursuant to the procedures set forth in the Nasdaq Listing Rule 5800 Series. Separately, in order gain compliance with Nasdaq’s Listing Rules, on February 5, 2024, the Board of Directors of the Company approved a reverse stock split (the “Reverse Split”) of its authorized, issued and outstanding ordinary shares, par value $0.01 per share, at a ratio of 1-for-60 so that every 60 shares authorized and issued were to be combined into one (1) share. The Reverse Split took effect and began trading on the NASDAQ Capital Market on a split-adjusted basis when the market opened on February 23, 2024. Both before and after the Reverse Split, the Company was and is authorized to issue 230,000,000 ordinary shares and per share par value is $0.01. As a result of the Reverse Split, the Company’s issued and outstanding ordinary shares was reduced from 93,679,260 to approximately 1,561,321.

Upon successful completion of the Reverse Split, the Company received a letter from Staff on March 11, 2024, advising the Company that it has regained compliance with bid price requirement as set forth in the Rule, and that the Company is in compliance with the NASDAQ Capital Market’s Listing Requirements. Consequently, the scheduled hearing before the Panel on April 11, 2024, was cancelled. The Company’s common shares continue to be listed and traded on NASDAQ Capital Market.

We are a “foreign private issuer,” and our disclosure obligations differ from those of U.S. domestic reporting companies. As a result, we may not provide you with the same information as U.S. domestic reporting companies or we may provide information at different times, which may make it more difficult for you to evaluate our performance and prospects.

We are a foreign private issuer and, as a result, we are not subject to the same requirements as U.S. domestic issuers. Under the Exchange Act, we will be subject to reporting obligations that, to some extent, are more lenient and less frequent than those of U.S. domestic reporting companies. For example, we will not be required to issue quarterly reports or proxy statements. We will not be required to disclose detailed individual executive compensation information. Furthermore, our directors and executive officers will not be required to report equity holdings under Section 16 of the Exchange Act and will not be subject to the insider short-swing profit disclosure and recovery regime. As a foreign private issuer, we will also be exempt from the requirements of Regulation FD (Fair Disclosure) which, generally, are meant to ensure that select groups of investors are not privy to specific information about an issuer before other investors. However, we will still be subject to the anti-fraud and anti-manipulation rules of the SEC, such as Rule 10b-5 under the Exchange Act. Since many of the disclosure obligations imposed on us as a foreign private issuer differ from those imposed on U.S. domestic reporting companies, you should not expect to receive the same information about us and at the same time as the information provided by U.S. domestic reporting companies.

Our officers, directors and principal shareholders own a significant percentage of our common shares and will be able to exert significant control over matters subject to shareholder approval.

Our officers, directors, and 5% or greater shareholders, in the aggregate, beneficially own approximately 67.30% of our outstanding common shares. Specifically, Dharmesh Pandya, our chief executive officer and director, in the aggregate, beneficially owns 66.70% of our outstanding common shares, which allows such shareholders to exert substantial influence over matters such as electing directors and approving mergers or other business combination transactions. As a result, our officers, directors, and 5% or greater shareholders possess substantial ability to impact our management and affairs and

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the outcome of matters submitted to shareholders for approval. In addition, this concentration of ownership and voting power may discourage, delay or prevent a change in control of our company, which could deprive our shareholders of an opportunity to receive a premium for their common shares as part of a sale of our company and might reduce the price of our common shares. These actions may be taken even if they are opposed by our other shareholders. See “Principal Shareholders” for more information.

We will incur increased costs and become subject to additional regulations and requirements as a result of being a newly public company, and our management will be required to devote substantial time to new compliance matters, which could lower our profits or make it more difficult to run our business.

As a newly public company, we will incur significant legal, accounting, and other expenses that we did not incurred as a private company, including costs associated with public company reporting requirements and costs of recruiting and retaining non-executive directors. We also have incurred and will incur costs associated with compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and related rules implemented by the Securities and Exchange Commission, or the SEC, and NASDAQ. The expenses incurred by public companies generally for reporting and corporate governance purposes have been increasing. We expect these rules and regulations to increase our legal and financial compliance costs and to make some activities more time-consuming and costly, although we are currently unable to estimate these costs with any degree of certainty. Our management will need to devote a substantial amount of time to ensure that we comply with all of these requirements. These laws and regulations also could make it more difficult or costly for us to obtain certain types of insurance, including director and officer liability insurance, and we may be forced to accept reduced policy limits and coverage or incur substantially higher costs to obtain the same or similar coverage. These laws and regulations could also make it more difficult for us to attract and retain qualified persons to serve on our Board, our Board committees or as our executive officers. Furthermore, if we are unable to satisfy our obligations as a public company, we could be subject to delisting of our common shares, fines, sanctions and other regulatory action and potentially civil litigation.

The market price of our common shares may be volatile, which could cause the value of your investment to decline.

Even if a trading market develops, the market price of our common shares may be highly volatile and could be subject to wide fluctuations. Securities markets worldwide experience significant price and volume fluctuations. This market volatility, as well as general economic, market, or political conditions, could reduce the market price of our common shares in spite of our operating performance. In addition, our results of operations could be below the expectations of public market analysts and investors due to a number of potential factors, including variations in our quarterly results of operations, additions or departures of key management personnel, failure to meet analysts’ earnings estimates, publication of research reports about our industry, litigation and government investigations, changes or proposed changes in laws or regulations or differing interpretations or enforcement thereof affecting our business, adverse market reaction to any indebtedness we may incur or securities we may issue in the future, changes in market valuations of similar companies or speculation in the press or investment community, announcements by our competitors of significant contracts, acquisitions, dispositions, strategic partnerships, joint ventures or capital commitments, adverse publicity about our industry in or individual scandals, and in response the market price of our common shares could decrease significantly. You may be unable to resell your common shares of at or above the initial public offering price. In the past few years, stock markets have experienced extreme price and volume fluctuations. In the past, following periods of volatility in the overall market and the market price of a company’s securities, securities class action litigation has often been instituted against these companies. This litigation, if instituted against us, could result in substantial costs and a diversion of our management’s attention and resources, or at all.

Future sales, or the perception of future sales, by us or our existing shareholders in the public market could cause the market price for our common shares to decline.

The sale of substantial amounts of common shares in the public market, or the perception that such sales could occur could harm the prevailing market price of our common shares. These sales, or the possibility that these sales may occur, also might make it more difficult for us to sell equity securities in the future at a time and at a price that we deem appropriate. 1,848,952 of our common shares are freely tradable without restriction or further registration under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or Securities Act. If any existing shareholders sell a substantial amount of common shares, the prevailing market price for our common shares could be adversely affected.

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As the rights of shareholders under BVI law differ from those under U.S. law, you may have fewer protections as a shareholder.

Our corporate affairs will be governed by our Memorandum and Articles of Association, the BVI Business Companies Act, 2004, as amended (the “BVI Act”), and the common law of the BVI. The rights of shareholders to take legal action against our directors, actions by minority shareholders, and the fiduciary responsibilities of our directors under BVI law are governed by the BVI Act and the common law of the BVI. The common law of the BVI is derived in part from comparatively limited judicial precedent in the British Virgin Islands as well as from the common law of England and the wider Commonwealth, which has persuasive, but not binding, authority on a court in the BVI. The rights of our shareholders and the fiduciary responsibilities of our directors under BVI law are largely codified in the BVI Act but are potentially not as clearly established as they would be under statutes or judicial precedents in some jurisdictions in the United States. In particular, the BVI has a less developed body of securities laws as compared to the United States, and some states (such as Delaware) have more fully developed and judicially interpreted bodies of corporate law. As a result of all of the above, holders of our common shares may have more difficulty in protecting their interests through actions against our management, directors or principal shareholders than they would as shareholders of a U.S. company.

BVI companies may not be able to initiate shareholder derivative actions, thereby depriving shareholders of the ability to protect their interests.

Shareholders of BVI companies may not have standing to initiate a shareholder derivative action in a federal court of the United States. Shareholders of a BVI company could, however, bring a derivative action in the BVI courts, and there is a clear statutory right to commence such derivative claims under Section 184C of the BVI Act. The circumstances in which any such action may be brought, and the procedures and defenses that may be available in respect to any such action, may result in the rights of shareholders of a BVI company being more limited than those of shareholders of a company organized in the United States. Accordingly, shareholders may have fewer alternatives available to them if they believe that corporate wrongdoing has occurred. The BVI courts are also unlikely to recognize or enforce against us judgments of courts in the United States based on certain liability provisions of U.S. securities law; and to impose liabilities against us, in original actions brought in the BVI, based on certain liability provisions of U.S. securities laws that are penal in nature. There is no statutory recognition in the BVI of judgments obtained in the United States, although the courts of the BVI will generally recognize and enforce the non-penal judgment of a foreign court of competent jurisdiction without retrial on the merits. The BVI Act offers some limited protection of minority shareholders. The principal protection under statutory law is that shareholders may apply to the BVI court for an order directing the company or its director(s) to comply with, or restraining the company or a director from engaging in conduct that contravenes, the BVI Act or the company’s Memorandum and Articles of Association. Under the BVI Act, the minority shareholders have a statutory right to bring a derivative action in the name of and on behalf of the company in circumstances where a company has a cause of action against its directors. This remedy is available at the discretion of the BVI court. A shareholder may also bring an action against the company for breach of duty owed to him as a member. A shareholder who considers that the affairs of the company have been, are being or likely to be, conducted in a manner that is, or any act or acts of the company have been, or are, likely to be oppressive, unfairly discriminatory, or unfairly prejudicial to him in that capacity, may apply to the BVI court for an order to remedy the situation.

There are common law rights for the protection of shareholders that may be invoked, largely dependent on English company law. Under the general rule pursuant to English company law known as the rule in Foss v. Harbottle, a court will generally refuse to interfere with the management of a company at the insistence of a minority of its shareholders who express dissatisfaction with the conduct of the company’s affairs by the majority or the board of directors. However, every shareholder is entitled to have the affairs of the company conducted properly according to BVI law and the constituent documents of the company. As such, if those who control the company have persistently disregarded the requirements of company law or the provisions of the company’s Memorandum and Articles of Association, then the courts may grant relief. Generally, the areas in which the courts will intervene are the following: (1) an act complained of which is outside the scope of the authorized business or is illegal or not capable of ratification by the majority; (2) acts that constitute fraud on the minority where the wrongdoers control the company; (3) acts that infringe or are about to infringe on the personal rights of the shareholders, such as the right to vote; and (4) where the company has not complied with provisions requiring approval of a special or extraordinary majority of shareholders. This means that even if shareholders were to sue us successfully, they may not be able to recover anything to make up for the losses suffered.

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The laws of the BVI may provide less protection for minority shareholders than those under U.S. law, so minority shareholders may have less recourse than they would under U.S. law if such shareholders are dissatisfied with the conduct of our affairs.

Under the laws of the BVI, the rights of minority shareholders are protected by provisions of the BVI Act dealing with shareholder remedies and other remedies available under common law (in tort or contractual remedies). The principal protection under statutory law is that shareholders may bring an action to enforce the constitutional documents of a company (i.e. the Memorandum and Articles of Association) as shareholders are entitled to have the affairs of a company conducted in accordance with the BVI Act and the Memorandum and Articles of Association of a company. A shareholder may also bring an action under statute if such shareholder feels that the affairs of a company have been or will be carried out in a manner that is unfairly prejudicial or discriminating or oppressive to such shareholder. The BVI Act also provides for certain other protections for minority shareholders, including in respect of investigation of a company and inspection of such company’s books and records. There are also common law rights for the protection of shareholders that may be invoked, largely dependent on English common law, since the common law of the BVI for business companies is limited.

As a company incorporated in the British Virgin Islands, we are permitted to adopt certain home country practices in relation to corporate governance matters that differ significantly from the NASDAQ Stock Market corporate governance listing standards; these practices may afford less protection to shareholders than they would enjoy if we complied fully with the NASDAQ Stock Market corporate governance listing standards.

As an exempted British Virgin Islands company to be listed on the NASDAQ Capital Market, we are subject to the NASDAQ Stock Market corporate governance listing standards. However, the NASDAQ Stock Market rules permit a foreign private issuer like us to follow the corporate governance practices of its home country. Certain corporate governance practices in the British Virgin Islands, which is our home country, may differ significantly from the NASDAQ Stock Market corporate governance listing standards. For instance, we are not required to:

        have a majority of independent directors on our board of directors (although all of the members of the audit committee must be independent under the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or the Exchange Act);

        have a compensation committee or a nominating or corporate governance committee consisting entirely of independent directors;

        have regularly scheduled executive sessions for non-management directors; and

        have annual meetings and director elections.

Currently, we do not intend to rely on home country practice with respect to our corporate governance. However, if we choose to follow home country practice in the future, our shareholders may be afforded less protection than they otherwise would have under corporate governance listing standards applicable to U.S. domestic issuers.

We may be or may become a passive foreign investment company, or PFIC, which could result in adverse U.S. tax consequences to U.S. investors.

Based on the past and projected composition of our income and assets, and the valuation of our assets, including goodwill, we do not believe we were a passive foreign investment company (a “PFIC”) for our most recent taxable year, and we do not expect to become a PFIC in the current taxable year or the foreseeable future, although there can be no assurance in this regard.

In general, we will be a PFIC for any taxable year in which:

        at least 75% of our gross income is passive income, or

        at least 50% of the value (determined based on a quarterly average) of our assets is attributable to assets that produce or are held for the production of passive income, which include cash.

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The determination of whether we are a PFIC is made annually. Accordingly, it is possible that we may become a PFIC in the current or any future taxable year due to changes in our asset or income composition. Because we have calculated the value of our goodwill by taking into account the expected market value of our common shares, a decrease in the price of our common shares may also result in our becoming a PFIC.

If we are a PFIC for any taxable year during which you hold our common shares, our PFIC status could result in adverse U.S. federal income tax consequences to you if you are a U.S. Holder, as defined under “Tax Matters — United States Federal Income Taxation.” For example, if we are or become a PFIC, you may become subject to increased tax liabilities in respect of our common shares under U.S. federal income tax laws and regulations, and will become subject to burdensome reporting requirements. See “Tax Matters — United States Federal Income Taxation — Passive Foreign Investment Company.” There can be no assurance that we will not be a PFIC for the current or any future taxable year.

We are an “emerging growth company” and we cannot be certain if the reduced disclosure requirements applicable to “emerging growth companies” will make our common shares less attractive to investors.

We are an “emerging growth company,” as defined in the JOBS Act, and we may take advantage of certain exemptions and relief from various reporting requirements that are not available to other public companies that are not “emerging growth companies.” In particular, while we are an “emerging growth company” (1) we will not be required to comply with the auditor attestation requirements of Section 404(b) of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, (2) we will be exempt from any rules that may be adopted by the PCAOB requiring mandatory audit firm rotations or a supplement to the auditor’s report on financial statements, (3) we will be subject to reduced disclosure obligations regarding executive compensation in our periodic reports and proxy statements and (4) we will not be required to hold nonbinding advisory votes on executive compensation or shareholder approval of any golden parachute payments not previously approved. We currently intend to take advantage of the reduced disclosure requirements regarding executive compensation. If we remain an “emerging growth company”, we may take advantage of other exemptions, including the exemptions from the advisory vote requirements and executive compensation disclosures under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Customer Protection Act, or the Dodd-Frank Act, and the exemption from the provisions of Section 404(b) of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. In addition, Section 107 of the JOBS Act provides that an emerging growth company can take advantage of the extended transition period provided in Section 7(a)(2)(B) of the Securities Act for complying with new or revised accounting standards, meaning that the company can delay the adoption of certain accounting standards until those standards would otherwise apply to private companies. We have elected to avail ourselves of this exemption from new or revised accounting standards and, therefore, will not be subject to the same, new or revised accounting standards as other public companies that are not emerging growth companies.

We may remain an “emerging growth company” until the fiscal year-end following the fifth anniversary of the completion of our initial public offering, which closed on June 17, 2022, though we may cease to be an “emerging growth company” earlier under certain circumstances, including (1) if we become a large accelerated filer, (2) if our gross revenue exceeds $1.07 billion in any fiscal year or (3) if we issue more than $1.0 billion in non-convertible notes in any three year period. The exact implications of the JOBS Act are still subject to interpretations and guidance by the SEC and other regulatory agencies, and we cannot assure you that we will be able to take advantage of all of the benefits of the JOBS Act. In addition, investors may find our common shares less attractive if we rely on the exemptions and relief granted by the JOBS Act. If some investors find our common shares less attractive as a result, there may be a less active trading market for our common shares and our stock price may decline and/or become more volatile.

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FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

We have made statements in this prospectus, including under “Prospectus Summary,” “Risk Factors,” “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations,” “Our Business” and elsewhere that constitute forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, such as statements about our plans, objectives, expectations, assumptions or future events. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as “anticipate,” “estimate,” “plan,” “project,” “continuing,” “ongoing,” “expect,” “we believe,” “we intend,” “may,” “should,” “will,” “could” and similar expressions denoting uncertainty or an action that may, will or is expected to occur in the future. These statements involve estimates, assumptions, known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from any future results, performances or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements.

Examples of forward-looking statements include:

        the timing of the development of future services,

        projections of revenue, earnings, capital structure and other financial items,

        the development of future company-owned call centers,

        statements regarding the capabilities of our business operations,

        statements of expected future economic performance,

        statements regarding competition in our market, and

        assumptions underlying statements regarding us or our business.

The ultimate correctness of these forward-looking statements depends upon a number of known and unknown risks and events. We discuss our known material risks under the heading “Risk Factors” above. Many factors could cause our actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in our forward-looking statements. Consequently, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made, and, except as required by law, we undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which the statement is made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. In addition, we cannot assess the impact of each factor on our business or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements.

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USE OF PROCEEDS

We will not receive any of the proceeds from the sale by the Selling Shareholders of the common shares, although we will receive the exercise price of any warrants not exercised by the Selling Shareholders on a cashless exercise basis. Any proceeds received by us from the exercise of the Warrants will be used for general corporate purposes. We will bear all fees and expenses incident to our obligation to register the common shares.

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SELLING SHAREHOLDERS

The common shares being offered by the Selling Shareholders are the Commitment Shares and the common shares issuable to the Selling Shareholders upon conversion of the Notes and the exercise of the Warrants. For additional information regarding the issuance of the Notes, the Warrants and the Commitment Shares, see “Description of Private Placements” below. We are registering the common shares in order to permit the selling shareholder to offer the common shares for resale from time to time. Except for the ownership of the Notes, the Warrants and the Commitment Shares, the Selling Shareholders have not had any material relationship with us within the past three years.

The table below lists the Selling Shareholders and other information regarding the beneficial ownership (as determined under Section 13(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the rules and regulations thereunder) of the common shares held by the Selling Shareholders. The second column lists the number of common shares beneficially owned by the Selling Shareholders, based on the Selling Shareholders’ ownership of common shares, Notes and Warrants, as of July 2, 2024, assuming conversion of the Notes and exercise of the Warrants held by such Selling Shareholder on that date but taking account of any limitations on conversion and exercise set forth therein.

The third column lists the common shares being offered by this prospectus by the Selling Shareholders and does not take in account any limitations on (i) conversion of the Notes set forth therein or (ii) exercise of the Warrants set forth therein.

In accordance with the terms of the Registration Rights Agreement with the holders of the Notes, the Warrants and the Commitment Shares, this prospectus generally covers the resale of the sum of the Commitment Shares and (i) the maximum number of common shares issued or issuable pursuant to the Notes, (ii) the maximum number of common shares issued or issuable upon exercise of the Warrants, in each case, determined as if the outstanding Notes, and Warrants were converted or exercised (as the case may be) in full (without regard to any limitations on conversion or exercise contained therein solely for the purpose of such calculation) at the floor price or exercise price (as the case may be) calculated as of the trading day immediately preceding the date this registration statement was initially filed with the SEC. Because the conversion price and floor price of the Notes and the exercise price of the Warrants may be adjusted, the number of shares that will actually be issued may be more or less than the number of shares being offered by this prospectus. The fourth column assumes the sale of all of the shares offered by the Selling Shareholders pursuant to this prospectus.

Under the terms of the Notes and the Warrants, the selling shareholder may not convert the Notes or exercise the Warrants to the extent (but only to the extent) such selling shareholder or any of its affiliates would beneficially own a number of our common shares which would exceed 4.99% of our outstanding shares (the “Maximum Percentage”). The number of shares in the second column reflects these limitations. The Selling Shareholders may sell all, some or none of its shares in this offering. See “Plan of Distribution.”

Name of Selling Shareholder

 

Number of Common
Shares Owned Prior to
Offering
(3)

 

Maximum Number
of Common Shares
to be Sold Pursuant
to this Prospectus
(4)

 

Number of Common
Shares of Owned
After Offering
(5)

Number

 

Percent

 

Number

 

Percent

Mast Hill Fund, L.P.(1)

 

30,595

(2)

 

1.65

%

 

3,061,470

 

0

 

0

%

FirstFire Global Opportunities Fund, LLC(6)

 

5,119

(7)

 

0.28

%

 

512,230

 

0

 

0

%

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(1)      Patrick Hassani (“Mr. Hassani”), who is the manager of Mast, has voting control and investment discretion over the securities reported herein that are held by Mast. As a result, Mr. Hassani may be deemed to have beneficial ownership as determined under Section 13(d) of the Exchange Act of the securities reported herein that are held by Mast. The business address of Mast is 48 Parker Road, Wellesley, Massachusetts 02482.

(2)      This column lists the number of shares of our common shares beneficially owned by this selling shareholder as of July 8, 2024 after giving effect to the Maximum Percentage (as defined in the paragraph above). Without regard to the Maximum Percentage, as of July 8, 2024, this selling shareholder would beneficially own an aggregate of 3,061,470 of our common shares, consisting of (i) up to 2,522,408 common shares underlying the Note held by this selling shareholder, convertible at the floor price of $1.00 per share, all of which shares are being registered for resale under this prospectus, (ii) up to 508,467 shares underlying the Warrants held by this selling shareholder, all of which shares are being registered for resale under this prospectus, (iii) and 30,595 Commitment Shares held by this selling shareholder, all of which are being registered for resale under this prospectus.

(3)      Applicable percentage ownership is based on 1,848,952 shares of our common shares outstanding as of July 2, 2024.

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(4)      For the purposes of the calculations of common shares to be sold pursuant to the prospectus we are assuming (i) an event of default under the Notes has not occurred, that the Notes have accrued interest at the stated interest rate through the maturity date and that the Notes are converted in full at the Floor Price of $1.00 per share without regard to any limitations set forth therein, and (ii) that the Warrants, are converted in full without regard to any limitations set forth therein.

(5)      Represents the amount of shares that will be held by the selling shareholder after completion of this offering based on the assumptions that (a) all Commitment Shares and common shares underlying Note and Warrants registered for sale by the registration statement of which this prospectus is part of will be sold, and (b) no other common shares are acquired or sold by the selling shareholder prior to completion of this offering. However, the selling shareholder is not obligated to sell all or any portion of the shares of our common shares offered pursuant to this prospectus. Applicable percentage ownership is based on 5,422,652 shares of our common shares outstanding after this offering.

(6)      Eli Fireman, Managing Member of Firstfire Global Opportunities Fund LLC, has sole voting and dispositive power over the shares held by or issuable to Firstfire Global Opportunities Fund LLC. Mr. Fireman disclaims beneficial ownership over the securities listed except to the extent of his pecuniary interest therein. The principal business address of Firstfire Global Opportunities Fund LLC is 1040 1st Avenue, New York, NY10022.

(7)      This column lists the number of shares of our common shares beneficially owned by this selling shareholder as of July 8, 2024 after giving effect to the Maximum Percentage (as defined in the paragraph above). Without regard to the Maximum Percentage, as of July 2, 2024, this selling shareholder would beneficially own an aggregate of 512,230 of our common shares, consisting of (i) up to 422,037 common shares underlying the Note held by this selling shareholder, convertible at the floor price of $1.00 per share, all of which shares are being registered for resale under this prospectus, (ii) up to 85,074 shares underlying the Warrants held by this selling shareholder, all of which shares are being registered for resale under this prospectus, (iii) and 5,119 Commitment Shares held by this selling shareholder, all of which are being registered for resale under this prospectus.

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PLAN OF DISTRIBUTION

We are registering the Commitment Shares and common shares issuable upon conversion of the Notes and exercise of the Warrants to permit the resale of these common shares by the holders of the Commitment Shares, Notes, and Warrants from time to time after the date of this prospectus. We will not receive any of the proceeds from the sale by the Selling Shareholders of the common shares, although we will receive the exercise price of any Warrants not exercised by the Selling Shareholders on a cashless exercise basis. We will bear all fees and expenses incident to our obligation to register the common shares.

The Selling Shareholders may sell all or a portion of the common shares held by it and offered hereby from time to time directly or through one or more underwriters, broker-dealers or agents. If the common shares are sold through underwriters or broker-dealers, the Selling Shareholders will be responsible for underwriting discounts or commissions or agent’s commissions. The common shares may be sold in one or more transactions at fixed prices, at prevailing market prices at the time of the sale, at varying prices determined at the time of sale or at negotiated prices. These sales may be effected in transactions, which may involve crosses or block transactions, pursuant to one or more of the following methods:

        on any national securities exchange or quotation service on which the securities may be listed or quoted at the time of sale;

        in the over-the-counter market;

        in transactions otherwise than on these exchanges or systems or in the over-the-counter market;

        through the writing or settlement of options, whether such options are listed on an options exchange or otherwise;

        ordinary brokerage transactions and transactions in which the broker-dealer solicits purchasers;

        block trades in which the broker-dealer will attempt to sell the shares as agent but may position and resell a portion of the block as principal to facilitate the transaction;

        purchases by a broker-dealer as principal and resale by the broker-dealer for its account;

        an exchange distribution in accordance with the rules of the applicable exchange;

        privately negotiated transactions;

        short sales made after the date the Registration Statement is declared effective by the SEC;

        broker-dealers may agree with a selling security holder to sell a specified number of such shares at a stipulated price per share;

        a combination of any such methods of sale; and

        any other method permitted pursuant to applicable law.

The Selling Shareholders may also sell common shares under Rule 144 promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, if available, rather than under this prospectus. In addition, the Selling Shareholders may transfer the common shares by other means not described in this prospectus. If the Selling Shareholders effect such transactions by selling common shares to or through underwriters, broker-dealers or agents, such underwriters, broker-dealers or agents may receive commissions in the form of discounts, concessions or commissions from the selling shareholder or commissions from purchasers of the common shares for whom they may act as agent or to whom they may sell as principal (which discounts, concessions or commissions as to particular underwriters, broker-dealers or agents may be in excess of those customary in the types of transactions involved). In connection with sales of the common shares or otherwise, the Selling Shareholders may enter into hedging transactions with broker-dealers, which may in turn engage in short sales of the common shares in the course of hedging in positions they assume. The Selling Shareholders may also sell common shares short and deliver common shares covered by this prospectus to close out short positions and to return borrowed shares in connection with such short sales. The Selling Shareholders may also loan or pledge common shares to broker-dealers that in turn may sell such shares.

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The Selling Shareholders may pledge or grant a security interest in some or all of the Notes, Warrants or common shares owned by them and, if they default in the performance of their secured obligations, the pledgees or secured parties may offer and sell the common shares from time to time pursuant to this prospectus or any amendment to this prospectus under Rule 424(b)(3) or other applicable provision of the Securities Act amending, if necessary, the list of selling shareholders to include the pledgee, transferee or other successors in interest as selling shareholders under this prospectus. The Selling Shareholders also may transfer and donate the common shares in other circumstances in which case the transferees, donees, pledgees or other successors in interest will be the selling beneficial owners for purposes of this prospectus.

To the extent required by the Securities Act and the rules and regulations thereunder, the Selling Shareholders and any broker-dealer participating in the distribution of the common shares may be deemed to be “underwriters” within the meaning of the Securities Act, and any commission paid, or any discounts or concessions allowed to, any such broker-dealer may be deemed to be underwriting commissions or discounts under the Securities Act. At the time a particular offering of the common shares is made, a prospectus supplement, if required, will be distributed, which will set forth the aggregate amount of common shares being offered and the terms of the offering, including the name or names of any broker-dealers or agents, any discounts, commissions and other terms constituting compensation from the Selling Shareholders and any discounts, commissions or concessions allowed or re-allowed or paid to broker-dealers.

Under the securities laws of some states, the common shares may be sold in such states only through registered or licensed brokers or dealers. In addition, in some states the common shares may not be sold unless such shares have been registered or qualified for sale in such state or an exemption from registration or qualification is available and is complied with.

There can be no assurance that any selling shareholder will sell any or all of the common shares registered pursuant to the registration statement, of which this prospectus forms a part.

The Selling Shareholders and any other person participating in such distribution will be subject to applicable provisions of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the rules and regulations thereunder, including, without limitation, to the extent applicable, Regulation M of the Exchange Act, which may limit the timing of purchases and sales of any of the common shares by the Selling Shareholders and any other participating person. To the extent applicable, Regulation M may also restrict the ability of any person engaged in the distribution of the common shares to engage in market-making activities with respect to the common shares. All of the foregoing may affect the marketability of the common shares and the ability of any person or entity to engage in market-making activities with respect to the common shares.

We will pay all expenses of the registration of the common shares pursuant to the Registration Rights Agreement, estimated to be $200,000 in total, including, without limitation, Securities and Exchange Commission filing fees and expenses of compliance with state securities or “blue sky” laws; provided, however, the Selling Shareholders will pay all underwriting discounts and selling commissions, if any. We will indemnify the Selling Shareholders against liabilities, including some liabilities under the Securities Act in accordance with the registration rights agreement or the Selling Shareholders will be entitled to contribution. We may be indemnified by the Selling Shareholders against civil liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act that may arise from any written information furnished to us by the Selling Shareholders specifically for use in this prospectus, in accordance with the related registration rights agreement or we may be entitled to contribution.

Once sold under the registration statement, of which this prospectus forms a part, the common shares will be freely tradable in the hands of persons other than our affiliates.

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DIVIDEND POLICY

The holders of our common shares are entitled to dividends out of funds legally available when and as declared by our Board of Directors subject to the BVI Act. Our Board has never declared a dividend and does not anticipate declaring a dividend in the foreseeable future. We currently intend to retain most, if not all, of our available funds and any future earnings to operate and expand our business.

Should we decide in the future to pay dividends, as a holding company, our ability to do so and meet other obligations depends upon the receipt of dividends or other payments from our operating subsidiary and other holdings and investments. In addition, our operating company may, from time to time, be subject to restrictions on their ability to make distributions to us, including as a result of restrictive covenants in loan agreements, restrictions on the conversion of local currency into U.S. dollars or other hard currency and other regulatory restrictions.

EXCHANGE RATE INFORMATION

Our business is conducted in India, and the financial records of our Indian subsidiaries are maintained in Indian rupees, its functional currency. However, we use the U.S. dollar as our reporting currency; therefore, periodic reports made to shareholders will include current period amounts translated into U.S. dollars using the then-current exchange rates. Our financial statements have been translated into U.S. dollars in accordance with Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 830-10, “Foreign Currency Matters.” We have translated our asset and liability accounts using the exchange rate in effect at the balance sheet date. We translated our statements of operations using the average exchange rate for the period. We reported the resulting translation adjustments under other comprehensive income/loss. Unless otherwise noted, we have translated profit and loss items at an average rate of Rs. 80.57 for the year ended March 31, 2023, at an average rate of Rs. 74.40 for the year ended March 31, 2022, at an average rate of Rs. 82.43 for the quarter ended September 30, 2023 and at an average rate of Rs. 78.90 for the quarter ended September 30, 2022. For balance sheet items, we have translated at a closing rate of Rs. 82.18 as of March 31, 2023, at a closing rate of Rs. 75.91 as of March 31, 2022, at a closing rate of Rs. 83.18 as of September 30, 2023, and at a closing rate of Rs. 81.63 as of September 30, 2022.

We make no representation that any Rupee or U.S. dollar amounts could have been, or could be, converted into U.S. dollars or Rupee, as the case may be, at any particular rate, or at all. We do not currently engage in currency hedging transactions.

RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

A “related party transaction” is any actual or proposed transaction, arrangement or relationship or series of similar transactions, arrangements or relationships, including those involving indebtedness not in the ordinary course of business, to which we or our subsidiaries were or are a party, or in which we or our subsidiaries were or are a participant, in which the amount involved exceeded or exceeds the lesser of (i) $120,000 or (ii) one percent of the average of our total assets at year-end for the last two completed fiscal years and in which any related party had or will have a direct or indirect material interest. A “related party” includes:

        any person who is, or at any time during the applicable period was, one of our executive officers or one of our directors;

        any person who beneficially owns more than 5% of our common share;

        any immediate family member of any of the foregoing; or

        any entity in which any of the foregoing is a partner or principal or in a similar position or in which such person has a 10% or greater beneficial ownership interest.

Except as discussed below, as of the date of this prospectus, we are not aware of any related party transactions.

On July 14, 2023, we obtained a loan from Balanced Management, LLC of $350,000, by pledging 1,500,000 common shares held by Dharmesh Pandya, our Chief Executive Officer, to Balanced Management, LLC. As of the date of this prospectus, we repaid the loan.

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PRINCIPAL SHAREHOLDERS

The following tables set forth certain information with respect to the beneficial ownership of our common shares and as adjusted to reflect the sale of the common shares offered by us in our initial public offering, for:

        each shareholder known by us to be the beneficial owner of more than 5% of our outstanding common shares,

        each of our directors,

        each of our named executive officers, and

        all of our directors and executive officers as a group.

We have determined beneficial ownership in accordance with the rules of the SEC. Under such rules, beneficial ownership includes any common shares over which the individual has sole or shared voting power or investment power as well as any common shares that the individual has the right to subscribe for within 60 days of July 2, 2024, through the exercise of any warrants or other rights. Except as indicated by the footnotes below, we believe, based on the information furnished to us, that the persons and entities named in the table below have sole voting and investment power or the power to receive the economic benefit with respect to all common shares that they beneficially own, subject to applicable community property laws. None of the shareholders listed in the table are a broker-dealer or an affiliate of a broker dealer.

Applicable percentage ownership prior to the offering is based on 1,848,952 common shares outstanding at July 2, 2024. Unless otherwise indicated, the address of each beneficial owner listed in the table below is C/O Lytus Technologies Holdings PTV. LTD., Unit 1214, ONE BKC, G Block, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East, Mumbai, India 400 05.

 

Beneficial Ownership

Name of Beneficial Owner

 

Common
Shares

 

%

Dharmesh Pandya(1)

 

1,233,250

 

66.70

Shreyas Shah

 

5,128

 

*

Robert M. Damante

 

2,755

 

*

Rajeev Kheror

 

2,820

 

*

All officers and directors as a group

 

1,243,953

 

67.30

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*        Less than 1%

(1)      Includes shares held by Lytus Trust. Mr. Dharmesh Pandya may be deemed to be the beneficial owner of these shares.

(2)      Dharmesh Pandya, Manager of Lytus Trust, has discretionary authority to vote and dispose of the shares held by Lytus Trust and may be deemed to be the beneficial owner of these shares. The address of Lytus Trust is 5011 Gate Parkway, Building 100, Suite 100, Jacksonville FL 32256.

As of June 25, 2024, there were 46 holders of record entered in our share register.

To our knowledge, no other shareholder beneficially owns more than 5% of our common shares. Our company is not owned or controlled directly or indirectly by any government or by any corporation or by any other natural or legal person severally or jointly. Our principal shareholders do not have any special voting rights.

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DESCRIPTION OF PRIVATE PLACEMENT

On June 3, 2024, we entered into a securities purchase agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”) with Mast Hill Fund, L.P. (“Mast Hill”) and FirstFire Global Opportunities Fund, LLC (“FirstFire”, and together with Mast Hill, the “Investors”) as purchasers, pursuant to which we will issue the Investors senior secured promissory notes in the aggregate principal amount of up to $3,888,889.00, with an aggregate purchase price of up to $3,500,000.00, common share purchase warrants for the purchase of up to 830,957 shares at an initial exercise price per share of $3.51, and up to 50,000 shares of common shares.

Pursuant to the Purchase Agreement, we will issue the senior secured promissory notes, common stock purchase warrants and common shares to the Investors in multiple tranches. Under the first tranche, we issued each of Mast Hill and FirstFire a senior secured promissory note in the principal amount of $1,427,778.00 and $238,888.88, respectively (the “First Tranche Notes”). In connection with the issuance of the First Tranche Notes, we issued each of Mast Hill and FirstFire Common Stock purchase warrants (the “First Tranche Warrants”) to purchase from the Company 305,080 shares of common shares and 51,045 shares of common shares, respectively. We also issued each of Mast Hill and FirstFire 18,357 and 3,071 common shares (the “First Tranche Commitment Shares”), respectively. Under the second tranche, we issued each of Mast Hill and FirstFire a senior secured promissory note in the principal amount of $951,851.84 and $159,259.26, respectively (the “Second Tranche Notes” and together with the First Tranche Notes, the “Notes”). In connection with the issuance of the Second Tranche Notes, we issued each of Mast Hill and FirstFire common share purchase warrants (the “Second Tranche Warrants” and together with the First Tranche Warrants, the “Warrants”) to purchase from the Company 203,387 common shares and 34,029 common shares, respectively. We also issued each of Mast Hill and FirstFire 12,238 and 2,048 common shares (the “Second Tranche Commitment Shares” and together with the First Tranche Commitment Shares, the “Commitment Shares” and collectively with the Notes, the Warrants and all common shares underlying the foregoing, the “Securities”), respectively. Under the third tranche, we will issue each of Mast Hill and FirstFire a senior secured promissory note in the principal amount of $951,851.84 and $159,259.26, respectively, Common Stock purchase warrants to purchase from the Company 203,387 common shares and 34,029 common shares, respectively, and 12,238 and 2,048 common shares, respectively. The third tranche closing is subject to certain closing conditions as set forth in the Purchase Agreement.

The Notes are our senior obligations and were issued with an original issue discount of 10%. The Notes bear six percent interest and if the Notes are not paid when due, the Notes will bear interest at the rate of the lesser of (i) eighteen percent per annum and (ii) the maximum amount permitted by law from the due date thereof until the same is paid. The Notes mature on June 3, 2025 (the “Maturity Date”).

On the Maturity Date, we shall pay to the holder an amount in cash representing all outstanding principal and accrued and unpaid interest on such principal. At any time prior to the date that an Event of Default, as defined in the Notes, we have the right to prepay the outstanding principal and interest then due under the Notes.

The Notes provide that the holders thereof are entitled to, among other things, effectuate an Alternate Conversion (such that beginning the earlier of (i) 90 days after effectiveness of this registration statement, (ii) November 23, 2024 or (iii) the first date the Company permits an alternate conversion, the holder of the Notes has the option to convert up to all accrued interest under the Notes and up to 20% of the original principal amount of the Notes per calendar month at a price equal to the market price (the “Note Alternate Conversion Price”). The market price is 90% of the lowest volume weighted average price (“VWAP”) of our common shares during the five (5) trading days prior to the date of such conversion, but in no event less than the conversion floor price of $1.00.

The Notes contain certain conversion limitations, providing that no conversion may be made if, after giving effect to the conversion, the holder, together with any of its affiliates, would own in excess of 4.99% of our outstanding common shares. This 4.99% beneficial ownership cap on the Notes and Warrants does not prevent the holder of such Notes and Warrants from converting or exercising, as applicable, and selling some or all of the common shares it acquires, and then converting or acquiring additional common shares; accordingly, the holder will be able to sell common shares in excess of the 4.99% beneficial ownership cap, while never holding more than 4.99% of our outstanding common shares at a given time. The Notes contain certain customary affirmative and negative covenants regarding the incurrence of indebtedness, the repayment of indebtedness, the payment of any dividend or other distribution and the transfer of assets, among other matters.

If we issue, sell or grant (or issued, sold or granted as of the Issue Date) any option to purchase, or sell or grant any right to reprice, or otherwise dispose of, or issue (or sold or issued, as the case may be, or announces any sale, grant or any option to purchase or other disposition), any common shares or other securities convertible into, exercisable for, or entitle any person or entity the right to acquire, common shares in each or any case at an effective price per share that is lower than the then Conversion Price (the “Base Conversion Price”) then the Conversion Price shall be reduced

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to a price equal to the Base Conversion Price. If we grant, issue or sell (or enter into any agreement to grant, issue or sell), any common shares (including the issuance or sale of common shares owned or held by or for the account of the Company) for a consideration per share (the “New Issuance Price”) less than a price equal to the Exercise Price in effect immediately prior to such granting, issuance or sale or deemed granting, issuance or sale (“Dilutive Issuance”), then immediately after such Dilutive Issuance, the Exercise Price then in effect shall be reduced to an amount equal to the New Issuance Price.

In addition, if we in any manner issue or sell or enter into any agreement to issue or sell, any common shares, options or convertible securities (any such securities, “Variable Price Securities”) after the issuance date of the Warrants that are issuable pursuant to such agreement or convertible into or exchangeable or exercisable for common shares at a price which varies or may vary with the market price of our common shares, including by way of one or more reset(s) to a fixed price, but exclusive of such formulations reflecting customary anti-dilution provisions (such as share splits, share combinations, share dividends and similar transactions) (each of the formulations for such variable price being herein referred to as, the “Variable Price”), then from and after the date we enter into such agreement or issue any such Variable Price Securities, the holder shall have the right, but not the obligation, in its sole discretion to substitute the Variable Price for the exercise price upon exercise of the Warrants.

The Notes also contain certain customary events of default, including, among others, (i) if we fail to file and maintain an effective registration statement covering the common shares, and (ii) if our common shares are suspended from trading, halted from trading, and/or fail to be listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market. Upon the occurrence of an Event of Default, the Note shall become immediately due and payable, and we shall pay to the Holder, in full satisfaction of its obligations hereunder, an amount equal to the Principal Amount then outstanding plus accrued interest (including any Default Interest) through the date of full repayment multiplied by 150% (provided, however, that with respect to an Event of Default under Section 3.21 of this Note, the aforementioned reference to 150% shall instead be 175%) (collectively the “Default Amount”), as well as all costs, including, without limitation, legal fees and expenses, of collection, all without demand, presentment or notice, all of which hereby are expressly waived by the Borrower. Holder may, in Holder’s sole discretion, convert all or any portion of this Note (including the Default Amount) into Common Stock pursuant to the terms of this Note (for the avoidance of doubt, this shall apply even if such conversion occurs after the Maturity Date). The Holder shall be entitled to exercise all other rights and remedies available at law or in equity.

In addition, we and the Investors entered into a Registration Rights Agreement (the “Registration Rights Agreement”), pursuant to which we agreed to register the Notes, the Warrants and the Commitment Shares. The registration rights granted under the Registration Rights Agreement are subject to certain conditions and limitations and are subject to customary indemnification and contribution provisions.

In the Purchase Agreement, the Investors represented to us, among other things, that they are each an “accredited investor” (as such term is defined in Rule 501(a) of Regulation D under the Securities Act). The securities referred to above have been and will be issued and sold by us to the Investors in reliance upon the exemptions from the registration requirements of the Securities Act afforded by Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act and Rule 506(b) of Regulation D promulgated thereunder.

In connection with the Purchase Agreement, we entered into a security agreement (the “Security Agreement”) with the Investors pursuant to which we granted to the Investors a security interest in certain property of the Company to secure the prompt payment, performance and discharge in full of all the Company’s obligations under the Notes.

The foregoing is only a summary of the material terms of the Notes, the Warrants, the Purchase Agreement, the Registration Rights Agreement, the Security Agreement and the other transaction documents, and does not purport to be a complete description of the rights and obligations of the parties thereunder. The summary of the Notes, the Warrants, the Purchase Agreement, the Registration Rights Agreement, and Security Agreement is qualified in its entirety by reference to such agreements, which are filed as Exhibits 4.1, 4.2, 10.1, 10.2, and 10.3 to our Report of Foreign Private Issuer on Form 6-K filed with the SEC on June 13, 2024, which is incorporated by reference herein.

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DESCRIPTION OF SHARE CAPITAL

We were incorporated as a BVI business company under the BVI Business Companies Act, 2004 as amended, in the BVI on March 16, 2020, under the name “Lytus Technologies Holdings PTV. Ltd.” We were originally authorized to issue up to 50,000 common shares of $1.00 par value each and on March 17, 2020, the Board of Directors passed the resolution to change the originally authorized shares from 50,000 common shares to 30,000 common shares, of $0.10 par value each. Effective May 15, 2020, we amended our Memorandum of Association to increase the number of our authorized shares to 230,000,000, with a par value of $0.01 per share. The following are summaries of the material provisions of our Memorandum and Articles of Association; a copy of these documents are filed as exhibits to the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part of.

Common Shares

General

All of our issued common shares are fully paid and non-assessable. Certificates evidencing the common shares are issued in registered form. Our shareholders who are non-residents of the BVI may freely hold and vote their common shares.

At the completion of this offering, there will be 5,422,652 common shares issued and outstanding, assuming the conversion and exercise, as applicable, of all securities offered hereby, at the lowest price at which they may be converted or exercised, as applicable.

Distributions

The holders of our common shares are entitled to such dividends as may be declared by our Board of Directors subject to the BVI Act.

Voting rights

Any action required or permitted to be taken by the shareholders must be effected at a duly called meeting of the shareholders entitled to vote on such action or may be effected by a resolution in writing. At each meeting of shareholders, each shareholder who is present in person or by proxy (or, in the case of a shareholder being a corporation, by its duly authorized representative) will have one vote for each common share that such shareholder holds.

Election of directors

Delaware law permits cumulative voting for the election of directors only if expressly authorized in the certificate of incorporation. The laws of the BVI, however, do not specifically prohibit or restrict the creation of cumulative voting rights for the election of our directors. Cumulative voting is not a concept that is accepted as a common practice in the BVI, and we have made no provisions in our Memorandum and Articles of Association to allow cumulative voting for elections of directors.

Meetings

We must provide written notice of all meetings of shareholders, stating the time and place at least 7 days before the date of the proposed meeting to those persons whose names appear as shareholders in the register of members on the date of the notice and are entitled to vote at the meeting. Our Board of Directors shall call a meeting of shareholders upon the written request of shareholders holding at least 30% of our outstanding voting common shares. In addition, our Board of Directors may call a meeting of shareholders on its own motion. A meeting of shareholders may be called on short notice if at least 90% of the common shares entitled to vote on the matters to be considered at the meeting have waived notice of the meeting, and presence at the meeting shall be deemed to constitute waiver for this purpose.

At any meeting of shareholders, a quorum will be present if there are shareholders present in person or by proxy representing not less than 50% of the issued common shares entitled to vote on the resolutions to be considered at the meeting. Such quorum may be represented by only a single shareholder or proxy. If no quorum is present within

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two hours of the start time of the meeting, the meeting shall be dissolved if it was requested by shareholders. In any other case, the meeting shall be adjourned to the next business day, and if shareholders representing not less than one-third of the votes of the common shares or each class of securities entitled to vote on the matters to be considered at the meeting are present within one hour of the start time of the adjourned meeting, a quorum will be present. If not, the meeting will be dissolved. No business may be transacted at any meeting of shareholders unless a quorum is present at the commencement of business. If present, the chair of our Board of Directors shall be the chair presiding at any meeting of the shareholders. If the chair of our Board is not present, then the shareholders present shall choose to chair the meeting of the shareholders.

A corporation that is a shareholder shall be deemed for the purpose of our Memorandum and Association to be present in person if represented by its duly authorized representative. This duly authorized representative shall be entitled to exercise the same powers on behalf of the corporation which he represents as that corporation could exercise if it were our individual shareholder.

Protection of minority shareholders

The BVI Act offers some limited protection of minority shareholders. The principal protection under statutory law is that shareholders may apply to the BVI court for an order directing the company or its director(s) to comply with, or restraining the company or a director from engaging in conduct that contravenes, the BVI Act or the company’s Memorandum and Articles of Association. Under the BVI Act, the minority shareholders have a statutory right to bring a derivative action in the name of and on behalf of the company in circumstances where a company has a cause of action against its directors. This remedy is available at the discretion of the BVI court. A shareholder may also bring an action against the company for breach of duty owed to him as a member. A shareholder who considers that the affairs of the company have been, are being or likely to be, conducted in a manner that is, or any act or acts of the company have been, or are, likely to be oppressive, unfairly discriminatory, or unfairly prejudicial to him in that capacity, may apply to the BVI court for an order to remedy the situation.

There are common law rights for the protection of shareholders that may be invoked, largely dependent on English company law. Under the general rule pursuant to English company law known as the rule in Foss v. Harbottle, a court will generally refuse to interfere with the management of a company at the insistence of a minority of its shareholders who express dissatisfaction with the conduct of the company’s affairs by the majority or the Board of Directors. However, every shareholder is entitled to have the affairs of the company conducted properly according to BVI law and the constituent documents of the company. As such, if those who control the company have persistently disregarded the requirements of company law or the provisions of the company’s Memorandum and Articles of Association, then the courts may grant relief. Generally, the areas in which the courts will intervene are the following: (1) an act complained of which is outside the scope of the authorized business or is illegal or not capable of ratification by the majority; (2) acts that constitute fraud on the minority where the wrongdoers control the company; (3) acts that infringe or are about to infringe on the personal rights of the shareholders, such as the right to vote; and (4) where the company has not complied with provisions requiring approval of a special or extraordinary majority of shareholders.

Pre-emptive rights

There are no pre-emptive rights applicable to the issue by us of new common shares under either BVI law or our Memorandum and Articles of Association.

Transfer of common shares

Subject to the restrictions in our Memorandum and Articles of Association and applicable securities laws, any of our shareholders may transfer all or any of his or her common shares by written instrument of transfer signed by the transferor and containing the name and address of the transferee. Our Board of Directors may resolve by resolution to refuse or delay the registration of the transfer of any common share. If our Board of Directors resolves to refuse or delay any transfer, it shall specify the reasons for such refusal in the resolution. Our directors may not resolve or refuse or delay the transfer of a common share unless: (a) the person transferring the common shares has failed to pay any amount due in respect of any of those common shares; or (b) such refusal or delay is deemed necessary or advisable in our view or that of our legal counsel in order to avoid violation of, or in order to ensure compliance with, any applicable, corporate, securities and other laws and regulations.

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Liquidation

As permitted by BVI law and our Memorandum and Articles of Association, the company may be voluntarily liquidated by a resolution of members or, if permitted under section 199(2) of the BVI Act, by a resolution of directors if we have no liabilities or we are able to pay our debts as they fall due and the value of our assets equals or exceeds our liabilities by resolution of directors and resolution of shareholders.

Calls on common shares and forfeiture of common shares

Our Board of Directors may, on the terms established at the time of the issuance of such common shares or as otherwise agreed, make calls upon shareholders for any amounts unpaid on their common shares in a notice served to such shareholders at least 14 days prior to the specified time of payment. The common shares that have been called upon and remain unpaid are subject to forfeiture. For the avoidance of doubt, if the issued common shares have been fully paid in accordance with the terms of its issuance and subscription, the Board of Directors shall not have the right to make calls on such fully paid common shares and such fully paid common shares shall not be subject to forfeiture.

Redemption of common shares

Subject to the provisions of the BVI Act, we may issue common shares on terms that are subject to redemption, at our option or at the option of the holders, on such terms and in such manner as may be determined by our Memorandum and Articles of Association and subject to any applicable requirements imposed from time to time by, the BVI Act, the SEC, the NASDAQ Capital Market, or by any recognized stock exchange on which our securities are listed.

Modifications of rights

If at any time, the company is authorized to issue more than one class of common shares, all or any of the rights attached to any class of shares may be amended only with the consent in writing of or by a resolution passed at a meeting of not less than 50 percent of the shares of the class to be affected.

Changes in the number of common shares we are authorized to issue and those in issue

We may from time to time by a resolution of shareholders or resolution of our Board of Directors:

        amend our Memorandum of Association to increase or decrease the maximum number of common shares we are authorized to issue,

        subject to our Memorandum of Association, subdivide our authorized and issued common shares into a larger number of common shares then our existing number of common shares, and

        subject to our Memorandum of Association, consolidate our authorized and issued shares into a smaller number of common shares.

Inspection of books and records

Under BVI Law, holders of our common shares are entitled, upon giving written notice to us, to inspect (i) our Memorandum and Articles of Association, (ii) the register of members, (iii) the register of directors and (iv)minutes of meetings and resolutions of members, and to make copies and take extracts from the documents and records. However, our directors can refuse access if they are satisfied that to allow such access would be contrary to our interests. See “Where You Can Find More Information.”

Rights of non-resident or foreign shareholders

There are no limitations imposed by our Memorandum and Articles of Association on the rights of non-resident or foreign shareholders to hold or exercise voting rights on our common shares. In addition, there are no provisions in our Memorandum and Articles of Association governing the ownership threshold above which shareholder ownership must be disclosed.

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Issuance of additional common shares

Our Memorandum and Articles of Association authorizes our Board of Directors to issue additional common shares from authorized but unissued common shares, to the extent available, from time to time as our Board of Directors shall determine.

Differences in Corporate Law of the BVI and the United States

The BVI Act and the laws of the BVI affecting BVI companies like us and our shareholders differ from laws applicable to U.S. corporations and their shareholders. Set forth below is a summary of the significant differences between the provisions of the laws of the BVI applicable to us and the laws applicable to companies incorporated in the United States and their shareholders.

Mergers and similar arrangements

Under the laws of the BVI, two or more companies may merge or consolidate in accordance with Part IX 170 of the BVI Act. A merger means the merging of two or more constituent companies into one of the constituent companies and a consolidation means the uniting of two or more constituent companies into a new company. In order to merge or consolidate, the directors of each constituent company must approve a written plan of merger or consolidation, which must be authorized by a resolution of shareholders. While a director may vote on the plan of merger or consolidation even if he has a financial interest in the plan, the interested director must disclose the interest to all other directors of the company promptly upon becoming aware of the fact that he is interested in a transaction entered into or to be entered into by the company. A transaction entered into by our company in respect of which a director is interested (including a merger or consolidation) is voidable by us unless the director’s interest was (a) disclosed to the board prior to the transaction or (b) the transaction is (i) between the director and the company and (ii) the transaction is in the ordinary course of the company’s business and on usual terms and conditions. Notwithstanding the above, a transaction entered into by the company is not voidable if the material facts of the interest are known to the shareholders and they approve or ratify it or the company received fair value for the transaction. In any event, all shareholders must be given a copy of the plan of merger or consolidation irrespective of whether they are entitled to vote at the meeting to approve the plan of merger or consolidation. The shareholders of the constituent companies are not required to receive shares of the surviving or consolidated company but may receive debt obligations or other securities of the surviving or consolidated company, other assets, or a combination thereof. Further, some or all of the shares of a class or series may be converted into a kind of asset while the other shares of the same class or series may receive a different kind of asset. As such, not all the shares of a class or series must receive the same kind of consideration. After the plan of merger or consolidation has been approved by the directors and authorized by a resolution of the shareholders, articles of merger or consolidation are executed by each company and filed with the Registrar of Corporate Affairs in the BVI. A shareholder may dissent from a mandatory redemption of his shares, pursuant to an arrangement (if permitted by the court), a merger (unless the shareholder was a shareholder of the surviving company prior to the merger and continues to hold the same or similar shares after the merger) or a consolidation. A shareholder properly exercising his dissent rights is entitled to a cash payment equal to the fair value of his shares.

A shareholder dissenting from a merger or consolidation must object in writing to the merger or consolidation before the vote by the shareholders on the merger or consolidation, unless notice of the meeting was not given to the shareholder. If the merger or consolidation is approved by the shareholders, the company must give notice of this fact to each shareholder who gave written objection within 20 days following the date of shareholders’ approval. These shareholders then have 20 days from the date of the notice to give to the company their written election in the form specified by the BVI Act to dissent from the merger or consolidation, provided that in the case of a merger, the 20 days starts when the plan of merger is delivered to the shareholder. Upon giving notice of his election to dissent, a shareholder ceases to have any shareholder rights except the right to be paid the fair value of his shares. As such, the merger or consolidation may proceed in the ordinary course notwithstanding his dissent. Within seven days of the later of the delivery of the notice of election to dissent and the effective date of the merger or consolidation, the company must make a written offer to each dissenting shareholder to purchase his shares at a specified price per share that the company determines to be the fair value of the shares. The company and the shareholder then have 30 days to agree upon the price. If the company and a shareholder fail to agree on the price within the 30 days, then the company and the shareholder shall, within 20 days immediately following the expiration of the 30-day period, each designate an

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appraiser and these two appraisers shall designate a third appraiser. These three appraisers shall fix the fair value of the shares as of the close of business on the day prior to the shareholders’ approval of the transaction without considering any change in value as a result of the transaction.

Shareholders’ suits

There are both statutory and common law remedies available to our shareholders as a matter of BVI law. These are summarized below.

Prejudiced members

A shareholder who considers that the affairs of the company have been, are being, or are likely to be, conducted in a manner that is, or any act or acts of the company have been, or are, likely to be oppressive, unfairly discriminatory or unfairly prejudicial to him in that capacity, can apply to the court under Section 184I of the BVI Act, inter alia, for an order that his common shares be acquired, that he be provided compensation, that the Court regulate the future conduct of the company, or that any decision of the company which contravenes the BVI Act or our Memorandum and Articles of Association be set aside.

Derivative actions

Section 184C of the BVI Act provides that a shareholder of a company may, with the leave of the Court, bring an action in the name of the company to redress any wrong done to it.

Just and equitable winding up

In addition to the statutory remedies outlined above, shareholders can also petition for the winding up of a company on the grounds that it is just and equitable for the court to so order. Save in exceptional circumstances, this remedy is only available where the company has been operated as a quasi-partnership and trust and confidence between the partners has broken down.

Indemnification of directors and executive officers and limitation of liability

BVI law does not limit the extent to which a company’s articles of association may provide for indemnification of officers and directors, except to the extent any provision providing indemnification may be held by the BVI courts to be contrary to public policy, such as to provide indemnification against civil fraud or the consequences of committing a crime. Under our Memorandum and Articles of Association, we indemnify against all expenses, including legal fees, and against all judgments, fines and amounts paid in settlement and reasonably incurred in connection with legal, administrative or investigative proceedings for any person who:

        is or was a party or is threatened to be made a party to any threatened, pending or completed proceedings, whether civil, criminal, administrative or investigative, by reason of the fact that the person is or was our director; or

        is or was, at our request, serving as a director or officer of, or in any other capacity is or was acting for, another body corporate or a partnership, joint venture, trust or other enterprise.

These indemnities only apply if the person acted honestly and in good faith with a view to our best interests and, in the case of criminal proceedings, the person had no reasonable cause to believe that his conduct was unlawful.

This standard of conduct is generally the same as permitted under the Delaware General Corporation Law for a Delaware corporation. Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act may be permitted to our directors, officers or persons controlling us under the foregoing provisions, we have been advised that in the opinion of the SEC, such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and is therefore unenforceable.

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Anti-takeover provisions in our Memorandum and Articles of Association

Some provisions of our Memorandum and Articles of Association may discourage, delay or prevent a change in control of our company or management that shareholders may consider favorable. However, under BVI law, our directors may only exercise the rights and powers granted to them under our Memorandum and Articles of Association, as amended and restated from time to time, as they believe in good faith to be in the best interests of our company.

Directors’ fiduciary duties

Under Delaware corporate law, a director of a Delaware corporation has a fiduciary duty to the corporation and its shareholders. This duty has two components: the duty of care and the duty of loyalty. The duty of care requires that a director act in good faith, with the care that an ordinarily prudent person would exercise under similar circumstances. Under this duty, a director must inform himself of, and disclose to shareholders, all material information reasonably available regarding a significant transaction.

The duty of loyalty requires that a director act in a manner he reasonably believes to be in the best interests of the corporation. He must not use his corporate position for personal gain or advantage. This duty prohibits self-dealing by a director and mandates that the best interest of the corporation and its shareholders take precedence over any interest possessed by a director, officer or controlling shareholder and not shared by the shareholders generally. In general, actions of a director are presumed to have been made on an informed basis, in good faith and in the honest belief that the action taken was in the best interests of the corporation. However, this presumption may be rebutted by evidence of a breach of one of the fiduciary duties. Should such evidence be presented concerning a transaction by a director, a director must prove the procedural fairness of the transaction and that the transaction was of fair value to the corporation.

Under BVI law, our directors owe the company certain statutory and fiduciary duties including, among others, a duty to act honestly, in good faith, for a proper purpose and with a view to what the directors believe to be in the best interests of the company. Our directors are also required, when exercising powers or performing duties as a director, to exercise the care, diligence and skill that a reasonable director would exercise in comparable circumstances, considering without limitation, the nature of the company, the nature of the decision and the position of the director and the nature of the responsibilities undertaken. In the exercise of their powers, our directors must ensure neither they nor the company acts in a manner which contravenes the BVI Act or our Memorandum and Articles of Association, as amended and restated from time to time. A shareholder has the right to seek damages for breaches of duties owed to us by our directors.

Shareholder action by written consent

Under the Delaware General Corporation Law, a corporation may eliminate the right of shareholders to act by written consent by amendment to its certificate of incorporation. BVI law provides that shareholders may approve corporate matters by way of a written resolution without a meeting signed by or on behalf of shareholders sufficient to constitute the requisite majority of shareholders who would have been entitled to vote on such matter at a general meeting; provided that if the consent is less than unanimous, notice must be given to all non-consenting shareholders.

Shareholder proposals

Under the Delaware General Corporation Law, a shareholder has the right to put any proposal before the annual meeting of shareholders, provided it complies with the notice provisions in the governing documents. A special meeting may be called by the Board of Directors or any other person authorized to do so in the governing documents, but shareholders may be precluded from calling special meetings. BVI law and our Memorandum and Articles of Association allow our shareholders holding not less than 30% of the votes of the outstanding voting common shares to requisition a shareholders’ meeting. We are not obliged by law to call shareholders’ annual general meetings, but our Memorandum and Articles of Association do permit the directors to call such a meeting. The location of any shareholders’ meeting can be determined by the Board of Directors and can be held anywhere in the world.

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Cumulative voting

Under the Delaware General Corporation Law, cumulative voting for elections of directors is not permitted unless the corporation’s certificate of incorporation specifically provides for it. Cumulative voting potentially facilitates the representation of minority shareholders on a Board of Directors since it permits the minority shareholder to cast all the votes to which the shareholder is entitled on a single director, which increases the shareholder’s voting power with respect to electing such director. The BVI law does not expressly permit cumulative voting for directors, our Memorandum and Articles of Association do not provide for cumulative voting. As a result, our shareholders are not afforded any less protections or rights on this issue than shareholders of a Delaware corporation.

Removal of directors

Under the Delaware General Corporation Law, a director of a corporation with a classified board may be removed only for cause with the approval of a majority of the outstanding shares entitled to vote, unless the certificate of incorporation provides otherwise. Under our Memorandum and Articles of Association, directors can be removed from office, with or without cause, by a resolution of shareholders called for the purpose of removing the director or for purposes including the removal of the director or by written resolution passed by at least 50 % of the votes of the shareholders of the company. Directors can also be removed by a resolution of directors passed at a meeting of directors called for the purpose of removing the director or for purposes including the removal of the director.

Transactions with interested shareholders

The Delaware General Corporation Law contains a business combination statute applicable to Delaware public corporations whereby, unless the corporation has specifically elected not to be governed by such statute by amendment to its certificate of incorporation, it is prohibited from engaging in certain business combinations with an “interested shareholder” for three years following the date that such person becomes an interested shareholder. An interested shareholder generally is a person or group who or which owns or owned 15% or more of the target’s outstanding voting shares within the past three years. This has the effect of limiting the ability of a potential acquirer to make a two-tiered bid for the target in which all shareholders would not be treated equally. The statute does not apply if, among other things, prior to the date on which such shareholder becomes an interested shareholder, the Board of Directors approves either the business combination or the transaction which resulted in the person becoming an interested shareholder. This encourages any potential acquirer of a Delaware public corporation to negotiate the terms of any acquisition transaction with the target’s Board of Directors. BVI law has no comparable statute and our Memorandum and Articles of Association do not expressly provide for the same protection afforded by the Delaware business combination statute.

Dissolution; Winding Up

Under the Delaware General Corporation Law, unless the Board of Directors approves the proposal to dissolve, dissolution must be approved by shareholders holding 100% of the total voting power of the corporation. Only if the dissolution is initiated by the Board of Directors may it be approved by a simple majority of the corporation’s outstanding shares. Delaware law allows a Delaware corporation to include in its certificate of incorporation a supermajority voting requirement in connection with dissolutions initiated by the board. Under the BVI Act and our Memorandum and Articles of Association, we may appoint a voluntary liquidator by a resolution of the shareholders.

Variation of rights of shares

Under the Delaware General Corporation Law, a corporation may vary the rights of a class of shares with the approval of a majority of the outstanding shares of such class, unless the certificate of incorporation provides otherwise. Under our Memorandum and Articles of Association, if at any time our shares are divided into different classes of shares, the rights attached to any class may only be varied, whether or not our company is in liquidation, with the consent in writing of or by a resolution passed at a meeting by a majority of the votes cast by those entitled to vote at a meeting of the holders of the issued shares in that class.

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Amendment of governing documents

Under the Delaware General Corporation Law, a corporation’s governing documents may be amended with the approval of a majority of the outstanding shares entitled to vote, unless the certificate of incorporation provides otherwise. As permitted by BVI law, our Memorandum and Articles of Association may be amended by a resolution of shareholders and, subject to certain exceptions, by a resolution of directors. An amendment is effective from the date it is registered at the Registry of Corporate Affairs in the BVI.

Exchange Listing

Our common shares are listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol “LYT”.

Stock Transfer Agent

VStock Transfer, LLC is our company’s stock transfer agent. Its address is 18 Lafayette Place, Woodmere, New York 11598 and phone number is (212) 828-8436.

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MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND
RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

You should read the following discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operations for the years ended March 31, 2023 and 2022 and six months ended September 30, 2023 and September 30, 2022 in conjunction with our audited consolidated financial statements, interim financial statements and the related notes included elsewhere in this prospectus. This discussion contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Our actual results and the timing of selected events could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of various factors, including those set forth under “Risk Factors” and elsewhere in this prospectus. On February 5, 2024, we effected a one-for-sixty (1-for-60) reverse stock split effective February 23, 2024. Unless otherwise noted, all share and per share information in this prospectus has been adjusted to reflect this reverse stock split.

Company Overview

We are a platform services company offering services primarily in India. Our business model consists primarily of (a) the current distribution of linear content streaming/telecasting services and (b) the development of technology products, namely, telemedicine and fintech. The Lytus platform provides our customers with a one-stop site with the access to all of the services provided by us.

We are focused on consolidating our subscriber base for future technology services, such as telemedicine and healthcare services, while continuing to develop our technology platform for a better service experience. Presently, we provide streaming and internet services through our platform. We are simultaneously working to strengthen its platform services, including advancing its platform with the state-of-art technology.

The historical results for the year ended March 31, 2022, discussed hereunder no longer reflect our current operations or future results of operations and financial condition. We have modified our earlier arrangement and have reorganized the business by only acquiring the Sri Sai business, whereas our initial arrangement was to acquire the 1.8 million subscriber base of Reachnet Cable Service Pvt. Ltd. and its revenue generating contracts. Under the modified arrangement, we own a controlling stake in Sri Sai’s business, whereby we control the infrastructure hub that supports services. A more detailed discussion can be found in Note 23 and Note 23B to our financial statements included herein.

We intend to fund the following business plans and operations in a number of ways. We are currently beta testing remote patient monitoring devices (MedTech IOT (internet of things)) for sale and installation in home of customers in Telangana. This will be a subscription-based service that is expected to be launched in the second half of 2024. The acquisition and rollout of devices will be funded through a combination of vendor financing, customer deposits and with the help of our current lines of credit with local banks. Regarding commencing Lytus Health’s business plans to purchase and install patient monitoring devices in the United States, we have an existing relationship with a supplier of remote patient monitoring devices which we expect to deploy in the second half of 2024 once the application development and integration is complete. These devices will be acquired directly from the manufacturer through the use of vendor financing and customer deposits for the devices. The plan to set up local health centers and diagnostic centers through Lytus India is currently being developed through the training of key employees currently employed by the local cable operator offices in our network. We expect the rollout to be commenced in the second half of 2024 and it will likely take 24 months to complete. We plans to fund this rollout directly from our cash reserves and follow-on fund raises. The upgrading of established cable infrastructure is a routine cost of maintaining the cable business, generally implemented through funding from the business’s own cash flow. Sri Sai cables current vendor financing arrangement and lines of credit from local banks have historically facilitated the routine updating of fiber and cable essential to the business. Lytus’s fintech offering would initially be limited to customers of Sri Sai Cable. The additional commitment to commence offering financial products and services would be supported through a combination of our current lines of credit with local banks and a follow-on fund raises from the market. Lytus Studios is currently in discussion with partners to create curated content for distribution on its own platform. We expect that Lytus Studios curated content will be first deployed on the customer base in India before exploring additional collaborations with third party studios and content distributors. We expect to fund this business from our own cash reserves for the time being.

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1        Calculation based upon approximately 1 million paid home subscribers which based on industry standards translates to more than 4 million viewers on an average of 4.6 viewers per household in India. Source: United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2019) — Database on Household Size and Composition 2019. Available at https://population.un.org/Household/index.html#/countries/356.

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Key Factors For Our Performance

The following factors are the principal factors that have affected and will continue to affect our business, financial condition, results of operations and prospects.

        Number of Subscribers: our revenue growth and long-term profitability are affected by our ability to increase our subscriber base because we derive a substantial portion of our revenue from streaming services and via client contracts that provide subscribers access to our Lytus platform in exchange for a contractual based monthly fee. Revenue is driven primarily by the number of subscribers, the number of services contracted for by a subscriber and the contractually negotiated prices of our services and online content that is specific to that particular subscriber. We believe that increasing our subscriber base is an integral objective that will provide us with the ability to continually innovate our services and support initiatives that will enhance subscriber experiences and lead to increasing or maintaining our existing annual net dollar retention rate.

        Cluster of customized online content: the Lytus platform provides an opportunity to customize the online content to meet the needs of that particular subscriber. Revenues arising from this segment will be driven primarily by the customizable content formats aligned with the customer satisfaction. We believe that increasing our current subscriber utilization rate is a key objective in order for our subscribers to realize tangible healthcare savings with our service.

Six Months Ended September 30, 2023 compared to Six Months Ended September 30, 2022 and Year ended March 31, 2023 compared to year ended March 31, 2022

Significant Accounting Policies

Our discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operations are based upon our consolidated financial statements, which have been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

Basis of Deconsolidation

When events or transactions results in a loss of control over the subsidiary, the assets and liabilities of the subsidiary including any goodwill are derecognised. Amounts previously recognised in the consolidated statements of comprehensive income within “other comprehensive income” in respect of that entity are also reclassified to the consolidated statements of profit or loss and other comprehensive income or transferred directly to retained earnings if required by a specific Standard.

Any retained equity interest in the entity is remeasured at fair value. The difference between the carrying amount of the retained interest at the date when control is lost and its fair value is recognised in the consolidated statements of profit or loss and other comprehensive income.

Share Warrant Liability

We account for share warrants as either equity instruments, derivative liabilities, or liabilities in accordance with IAS 32 — Financial Instruments: Disclosure and Presentation, depending on the specific terms of the warrant agreement. Share warrants are accounted for as a derivative in accordance with IFRS 9 — Financial Instruments if the share warrants contain terms that could potentially require “net cash settlement” and therefore, do not meet the scope exception for treatment as a derivative. Share Warrant instruments that could potentially require “net cash settlement” in the absence of express language precluding such settlement are initially classified as financial liabilities at their fair values, regardless of the likelihood that such instruments will ever be settled in cash. We will continue to classify the fair value of the warrants that contain “net cash settlement” as a liability until the share warrants are exercised, expire or are amended in a way that would no longer require these warrants to be classified as a liability.

The outstanding warrants are recognized as a warrant liability on the balance sheet and measured at fair value on inception date and subsequently re-measured at each reporting period with change recognised in the consolidated statements of profit or loss and other comprehensive income.

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Intangible assets

Separately purchased intangible assets are initially measured at cost. Intangible assets acquired in a business combination are recognized at fair value at the acquisition date. Subsequently, intangible assets are carried at cost less any accumulated amortization and accumulated impairment losses, if any.

The useful lives of intangible assets are assessed as either finite or indefinite. Finite-life intangible assets are amortized on a written down basis over the period of their expected useful lives. Estimated useful lives by major class of finite-life intangible assets are as follow:

Customers acquisition

 

5 Years

Trademark/Copy rights

 

5 Years

Computer Software

 

5 Years

Commercial rights

 

5 – 10 years

The amortization period and the amortization method for definite life intangible assets is reviewed annually.

For indefinite life intangible assets, the assessment of indefinite life is reviewed annually to determine whether it continues, if not, it is impaired or changed prospectively basis revised estimates.

Goodwill on acquisitions of subsidiaries represents the excess of (i) the sum of the consideration transferred, the amount of any non-controlling interest in the acquiree and the acquisition-date fair value of any previous equity interest in the acquiree over (ii) the fair value of the identifiable net assets acquired. Goodwill on subsidiaries is recognised separately as intangible assets and carried at cost less accumulated impairment losses. These assets are not amortized but are tested for impairment annually.

Gains and losses on the disposal of subsidiaries include the carrying amount of goodwill relating to the entity sold.”

IAS 38 requires an entity to recognize an intangible asset, whether purchased or self-created (at cost) if, and only if: IAS 38.21

a.      it is probable that the future economic benefits that are attributable to the asset will flow to the entity; and

b.      the cost of the asset can be measured reliably.

The probability of future economic benefits must be based on reasonable and supportable assumptions about conditions that will exist over the life of the asset. IAS 38.22 The probability recognition criterion is always considered to be satisfied for intangible assets that are acquired separately or in a business combination. IAS 38.33

Para 25 of IAS 38 provides that the price an entity pays to acquire separately an intangible asset will reflect expectations about the probability that the expected future economic benefits embodied in the asset will flow to the entity. In other words, the entity expects there to be an inflow of economic benefits, even if there is uncertainty about the timing or the amount of the inflow. Therefore, the probability recognition criteria in Para 21(a) is always considered to be satisfied for separately acquired intangible assets. Para 26 of IAS 38 provides that the costs of a separately acquired intangible asset can usually be measured reliably. This is particularly so when the purchase consideration is in the form of cash or other monetary assets.

Development costs mainly relate to developed computer software programmes. Such computer software programmes that do not form an integral part of other related hardware is treated as an intangible asset. Development costs that are directly associated with development and acquisition of computer software programmes by the Group are capitalised as intangible assets when the following criteria are met:

        it is technically feasible to complete the computer software programme so that it will be available for use;

        management intends to complete the computer software programme and use or sell it;

        there is an ability to use or sell the computer software programme;

        it can be demonstrated how the computer software programme will generate probable future economic benefits;

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        adequate technical, financial and other resources to complete the development and to use or sell the computer software programme are available; and

        the expenditure attributable to the computer software programme during its development can be reliably measured.

Direct costs include salaries and benefits for employees on engineering and technical teams who are responsible for building new computer software programmes.

Expenditure that enhances or extends the performance of computer software programmes beyond their original specifications and which can be reliably measured is added to the original cost of the software. Costs associated with maintaining computer software programmes are recognised as an expense when incurred.

Completed development costs in progress are reclassified to internally developed intangible assets. These internally developed intangible assets are subsequently carried at cost less accumulated amortisation and accumulated impairment losses. These costs are amortised to the consolidated statements of profit or loss and other comprehensive income using a straight-line method over their estimated useful lives. Development cost in progress is not amortised.

Deferred offering costs

Deferred Offering Costs consists of legal, accounting, underwriter’s fees, and other costs incurred through the balance date that are directly related to the Company’s Initial Public Offering (IPO) and that were charged to stockholder equity upon completion of the IPO. The Company has no deferred offering costs for the period ended September 30, 2023 and/or for the year ended March 31, 2023. As of July 2, 2024, the Company had no deferred offering costs.

Revenue from Contract with Customers and Other Income

Six Months Ended September 30, 2023 compared to Six Months Ended September 30, 2022

We derive substantially all of our revenue from usage-based fees earned from customers subscribing to our streaming/telecasting, content management services and other products. Generally, customers enter into 12-month contracts and are invoiced monthly in advance based on usage. Refer to Note 19 and 20 for details on modification and acquisition of Sri Sai.

During the six months ended September 30, 2023, our total income of $9,712,550 comprised of Revenue from Contract with Customers of 9,660,331 and other income of $52,219, whereas during the six months ended September 30, 2022, our total income of $10,132,338 comprised of Revenue from Contract with Customers of $9,771,496 and other income of $360,842.

The overall decrease of $419,788 or 4%, which is primarily comprised of (a) decrease in Revenue from Contract with Customers by $111,165 or 1%; and (b) decrease in Other Income by $308,623 or 86% arising from balances written back.

STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS DATA:

 

For the year ended
September 30,
2023

 

For the year ended
September 30,
2022

 

Change

   

$

 

%

 

$

 

%

 

$

 

%

Operating revenue

 

9,660,331

 

99

%

 

9,771,496

 

96

%

 

(111,165

)

 

-1

%

Other Income

 

52,219

 

1

%

 

360,842

 

4

%

 

(308,623

)

 

-86

%

Total Revenue

 

9,712,550

 

100

%

 

10,132,338

 

100

%

 

(419,788

)

 

-4

%

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The revenue from contract with customers and other income consist of:

Disaggregated revenue information

Revenue from contract with customers

 

For the
6 months ended
September 30,
2023

 

For the
year ended
March 31, 2023

 

Change
Sept 23 vs March 23

   

(In USD)

 

(In USD)

 

(In USD)

 

%

Types services

           

 

   

 

Subscription Income

 

6,760,470

 

7,100,862

 

(340,392

)

 

-5

%

Carriage/Placement Fees

 

2,548,959

 

1,635,824

 

913,135

 

 

56

%

Advertisement Income

 

244,074

 

827,517

 

(583,443

)

 

-71

%

Activation fees

 

106,828

 

207,293

 

(100,465

)

 

-48

%

Total revenue from contract with customers

 

9,660,331

 

9,771,496

 

(111,165

)

 

-1

%

             

 

   

 

Other income

           

 

   

 

Fair value gains on remeasurement of warrant liability

 

2,106

 

 

2,106

 

 

100

%

Sundry Balances written back

 

50,113

 

360,842

 

(310,729

)

 

-86

%

Total Other Income

 

52,219

 

360,842

 

(308,623

)

 

-85

%

Total Income

 

9,712,500

 

10,132,338

 

(419,788

)

 

-4

%

Cost recognition

Costs and expenses are recognized when incurred and have been classified according to their primary functions in the following categories:

Cost of revenue

The Company has incurred cost of revenue for the six months period ended September 30, 2023, of $7,757,172, which is relating to Sri Sai business, whereas it has incurred costs of revenue for the six months period ended September 30, 2022 of $7,163,929. The increase of $593,243 or 8% is on account of decrease in subscriber levels and fixed costs remaining the same.

Staffing Expenses

For the six-month ended September 30, 2023, the staffing costs was $471,181, representing an increase of $156,460 from the six months ended September 30, 2022, of $314,721. The increase was primarily due to the acquisition of Sri Sai.

Amortization and other expenses

Other operating expenses consist primarily of general and administrative expenses like electricity, software running expenses, repairs and maintenance, travelling expenses etc.

Legal and professional expenses were $259,837 for the six months ended September 30, 2023, representing a decrease of $1,432,554 or 85% from $1,692,391 in the six months ended September 30, 2022.

Amortization and depreciation costs were $453,791, for the six months ended September 30, 2023, representing a decrease of $152,415 or 51% from $301,376 in the six months ended September 30, 2022.

Other operating expenses was $1,464,296 for the six months ended September 30, 2023, representing an increase of $388,754 or 36% from $1,075,542 in the six months ended September 30, 2022.

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Finance and other cost

For the six months ended September 30, 2023, the most significant components of finance expenses were share warrant expenses, which was $619,593, representing an increase of $386,158 or 165% from $233,435 in the six months ended September 30, 2022.

Year ended March 31, 2023 compared to year ended March 31, 2022

We derive substantially all of our revenue from usage-based fees earned from customers subscribing to our streaming/telecasting, content management services and other products. Generally, customers enter into 12-month contracts and are invoiced monthly in advance based on usage. Refer to Note 23 and 23B for details on modification and acquisition of Sri Sai.

During the fiscal year ended March 31, 2023, we had a total income of $19,393,329, which was comprised of Revenue from Contract with Customers of $19,008,184 and other income of $385,145, whereas during the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022, we had a total income of $16,356,163, which was comprised of Revenue from Contract with Customers of $50,630 and other income of $16,305,5331.

The overall increase of $3,037,166 or 19%, which is primarily comprised of (a) incremental Revenue from Contract with Customers by $19,008,184 or 100% arising from our acquisition of Sri Sai and corresponding decrease in telemedicine income by $50,630 or 100% on account of deconsolidation of GHSI; and (b) decrease in Other Income by $14,392,091 or 100% arising from modification of earlier arrangement with erstwhile partner during the year (refer Note 23 for detailed discussion) and decrease in fair value gains on remeasurement of warrant liability by $1,464,823 or 98% and a decrease in sundry balances written back by $64,975 or 15%.

STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS DATA:

 

For the year ended
31 March 
2023

 

For the year ended
31 March 
2022

 

% of change

   

$

 

%

 

$

 

%

 

$

 

%

Operating revenue

 

19,008,184

 

98

%

 

50,630

 

0

%

 

18,957,554

 

 

37443

%

Other Income

 

385,145

 

2

%

 

16,305,533

 

100

%

 

(15,920,388

)

 

-98

%

Total Revenue

 

19,393,329

 

100

%

 

16,356,163

 

100

%

 

3,037,166

 

 

19

%

Fair value gain on remeasurement of share warrant liability

Other Income of $0.02 million in respect of 0% Senior Convertible Notes is presented for the year ended March 31, 2023, compared to $1.49 million in respect of 7% Senior Promissory Notes is presented for the year ended March 31, 2022.

The outstanding warrants referred in Note 13A are recognized as a warrant liability on our balance sheet and measured at fair value on inception date and subsequently re-measured at each reporting period with change being recorded as a component of other income in the statement of operations.

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1        Management believes that the income is correctly recognized as per the provisions of IFRS 15.9. Please refer to ASC 606-10-55-37A and IFRS 15.B35A, wherein Lytus India has the control for allocating “a right to a service to be performed by the other party (The erstwhile partner), which gives the entity (Lytus India) the ability to direct that party to provide the service to the customer on the entity’s behalf.” Further, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022, the earlier arrangement was still valid and applicable to the company. We believe that the announcement for the modification occurred after the date when the financial statements were authorized for issue, and we also believe that the said modification of earlier arrangement is a non-adjusting event and in continuation of the earlier contract.

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The revenue from contract with customers and other income consist of:

Disaggregated revenue information

Revenue from contract with customers

 

For the year
March 31,
2023

 

For the year
March 31,
2022

 

Change
March 23 vs March 22

   

(In USD)

 

(In USD)

 

(In USD)

 

%

Types services

           

 

   

 

Subscription Income

 

13,930,887

 

 

13,930,887

 

 

100

%

Carriage/Placement Fees

 

3,406,204

 

 

3,406,204

 

 

100

%

Advertisement Income

 

1,413,553

 

 

1,413,553

 

 

100

%

Telemedicine service charges

 

 

50,630

 

(50,630

)

 

100

%

Activation fees

 

257,540

 

 

257,540

 

 

100

%

Total revenue from contract with customers

 

19,008,184

 

50,630

 

18,957,554

 

 

37443

%

             

 

   

 

Other income

           

 

   

 

Other income assignment fees

 

 

14,392,091

 

(14,392,091

)

 

-100

%

Fair value gains on remeasurement of warrant liability

 

22,766

 

1,487,589

 

(1,464,823

)

 

-98

%

Miscellaneous Income

 

1,501

 

 

1,501

 

 

100

%

Sundry Balances written back

 

360,878

 

425,853

 

(64,975

)

 

-15

%

Total Other Income

 

385,145

 

16,305,533

 

(15,920,388

)

 

-98

%

Total Income

 

19,383,329

 

16,356,163

 

3,027,166

 

 

19

%

Cost recognition

Costs and expenses are recognized when incurred and have been classified according to their primary functions in the following categories:

Cost of revenue

The Company has incurred cost of revenue for the year ended March 31, 2023, of $13,884,291, which is relating to Sri Sai business and is primarily comprised of Broadcaster/Subscription Fees of $12,715,217, and Leaseline/Bandwidth charges of $1,091,700, whereas it has incurred costs of revenue for the year ended march 31, 2022 of $17,722 which is relating to modification of earlier arrangement.

The Costs of Revenue for the period ended March 31, 2023 has increased by 13,866,569 or 78245%, which is primarily comprised of an increase in Broadcaster/Subscription Fee by $12,715,217 or 100% and an increase in leaseline/bandwidth costs by $1,091,700 or 100%, both on account of acquisition of Sri Sai business, whereas, the costs of material consumed has decreased by $17,722 or 100% on account of modification of earlier arrangement.

Costs of revenue are recognized when incurred and have been classified according to their primary function.

Cost of revenue

 

For the year
March 31,
2023

 

For the year
March 31,
2022

 

Change
(USD)

 

Change (%)

   

(In USD)

 

(In USD)

       

Cost of materials consumed

 

 

17,722

 

(17,722

)

 

-100

%

Broadcaster/Subscription Fees

 

12,715,217

 

 

12,715,217

 

 

100

%

Lease Line/Bandwith charges

 

1,091,700

 

 

1,091,700

 

 

0

%

Cable Hardware & Networking Exp.

 

28,129

 

 

28,129