Related Party Transactions
|6 Months Ended|
Jun. 30, 2022
|Related Party Transactions [Abstract]|
|Related Party Transactions||Related Party Transactions
Nadir Ali, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and a member of its Board of Directors, was a member of the Board of Directors of Sysorex, Inc. ("Sysorex") until he resigned on May 14, 2021. In addition, Nadir Ali previously entered into a consulting agreement with Sysorex, pursuant to which he agreed to provide certain business services specified in the agreement for the benefit of Sysorex in exchange for shares of Sysorex's common stock. The consulting agreement was terminated on October 14, 2021.
Sysorex Note Purchase Agreement
On December 31, 2018, the Company and Sysorex entered into a note purchase agreement (the “Note Purchase Agreement”) pursuant to which the Company agreed to purchase from Sysorex at a purchase price equal to the Loan Amount (as defined below), a secured promissory note (the “Secured Note”) for up to an aggregate principal amount of $3 million (the “Principal Amount”), including any amounts advanced through the date of the Secured Note (the “Prior Advances”), to be borrowed and disbursed in increments (such borrowed amount, together with the Prior Advances, collectively referred to as the “Loan Amount”), with interest to accrue at a rate of 10% percent per annum on all such Loan Amounts, beginning as of the date of disbursement with respect to any portion of such Loan Amount. In addition, Sysorex agreed to pay $20,000 to the Company to cover the Company’s legal fees, accounting costs, due diligence, monitoring and other transaction costs incurred in connection with the purchase and sale of the Secured Note (the “Transaction Expense Amount”), all of which amount is included in the Principal Amount. Sysorex may borrow repay and borrow under the Secured Note, as needed, for a total outstanding balance, exclusive of any unpaid accrued interest, not to exceed the Principal Amount at any one time.
All sums advanced by the Company to the Maturity Date (as defined below) pursuant to the terms of the Note Purchase Agreement will become part of the aggregate Loan Amount underlying the Secured Note. All outstanding principal amounts and accrued unpaid interest owing under the Secured Note shall become immediately due and payable on the earlier to occur of (i) 24 month anniversary of the date the Secured Note is issued (the “Maturity Date”), (ii) at such date when declared due and payable by the Company upon the occurrence of an Event of Default (as defined in the Secured Note), or (iii) at any such earlier date as set forth in the Secured Note. All accrued unpaid interest shall be payable in cash. On February 4, 2019, April 2, 2019, and May 22, 2019, the Secured Note was amended to increase the Principal Amount from $3 million to $5 million, $5 million to $8 million and $8 million to $10 million, respectively. On March 1, 2020, the Company extended the maturity date of the Secured Note to December 31, 2022. In addition, the Secured Note was amended to increase the default interest rate from 18% to 21% or the maximum rate allowable by law and to require a cash payment to the Company by Sysorex against the Loan Amount in an amount equal to no less than 6% of the aggregate gross proceeds raised following the completion of any financing, or series of related financings, in which Sysorex raises aggregate gross proceeds of at least $5 million.
In accordance with the terms of the Systat License Agreement, on June 30, 2020, the Company partitioned a portion of the outstanding balance of the Secured Note into a new note in an amount equal to $3 million in principal plus accrued interest (the “Closing Note”) and assigned the Closing Note and all rights and obligations thereunder to Systat in accordance with the terms and conditions of that certain Promissory Note Assignment and Assumption Agreement ("Assignment Agreement"). An additional $2.3 million of the principal balance underlying the Sysorex Note was partitioned into a new note and assigned to Systat as consideration payable for the rights granted under the license as of December 31, 2020. During the year ended December 31, 2020, an additional amount of approximately $2.6 million was advanced under the Secured Note and approximately $200,000 was repaid. The amount owed for principal as of December 31, 2020 and accrued interest through September 30, 2019 by Sysorex to the Company as of December 31, 2020 was approximately $7.7 million. These amounts excludes $275,000 of additional interest that the Company is contractually entitled to accrue from October 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019 and approximately $1.1 million of additional interest from January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020 in accordance with the terms of the Sysorex Note, but did not accrue due to the uncertainty of repayment.
During the three months ended March 31, 2020 an additional $117,000 was advanced under the Secured Note and the Company was entitled to an additional $251,806 of interest in accordance with the terms of the Note, but did not accrue due to the uncertainty of repayment. An additional $1 million of the principal balance under the Secured Note was assigned to Systat on March 19, 2021, as the final portion of the total consideration due in connection with the license.
As of April 14, 2021, the Sysorex Note Purchase Agreement was settled, see Sysorex Securities Settlement Agreement below.
On February 20, 2019, the Company, Sysorex and Atlas Technology Group, LLC (“Atlas”) entered into a settlement agreement resulting in a net award of $941,796 whereby Atlas agreed to accept an aggregate of 16,655 shares of freely-tradable common stock of the Company in full satisfaction of the award. The Company and Sysorex each agreed pursuant to the terms and conditions of that certain Separation and Distribution Agreement, dated August 7, 2018, as amended, that 50% of the costs and liabilities related to the arbitration action would be shared by each party following the Spin-off. As a result, Sysorex owes the Company $0.6 million for the settlement plus the interest accrued during the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020 of $0.1 million.. The total owed to the Company for this settlement as of December 31, 2021 and 2020 was $0 and $0.6 million, respectively. The Company established a full valuation allowance against this balance as of December 31, 2020.
As of April 14, 2021, the Sysorex Receivable was settled, see Sysorex Securities Settlement Agreement below.
Sysorex Securities Settlement Agreement
On April 14, 2021, the Company entered into a Securities Settlement Agreement (the “SSA”) and a Rights Letter Agreement (the “RLA”), each with Sysorex, whereby Sysorex agreed to satisfy in full its outstanding debt, in the aggregate amount of $9,088,176 as of March 31, 2021, owed to the Company under that certain secured promissory note, originally dated December 31, 2018, as amended from time to time, and in connection with that certain settlement agreement, dated February 20, 2019, by and among the Company, Sysorex and Atlas Technology Group, LLC (the “Debt Settlement”). To effect the Debt Settlement, Sysorex agreed to issue to the Company (i) pursuant to the terms of the SSA, 12,972,189 shares of its common stock, $0.00001 par value per share, and (ii) rights to acquire 3,000,000 additional shares of its common stock pursuant to the terms of the RLA. The Debt Settlement was entered into in connection with Sysorex’s closing of a reverse triangular merger with TTM Digital Assets & Technologies, Inc.
The Company recorded $7.5 million for the release of the previously recorded valuation allowance, $1.6 million of interest income, and a gain on settlement of $49.8 million equal to the difference in the carry value of the promissory note, including interest and value of the common stock and rights to acquire additional shares received in the settlement.
In connection with the Debt Settlement, the Company also entered into a Registration Rights Agreement, dated as of April 14, 2021 (the “RRA”), with Sysorex and certain other shareholders of Sysorex (the “Holders”). Pursuant to the terms of the RRA, Sysorex must, subject to certain limitations, register the resale of the shares of common stock held by the Company and the Holders, with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), during the period that begins on the 90th day following April 14, 2021. In the event Sysorex fails to register such shares within that timeframe, or otherwise fails to meet its obligations under the RRA, then, subject to certain limitations, the Company and the Holders may be entitled to receive from Sysorex an amount in cash equal to the product of 1.5% multiplied by the value of their shares (as set forth in the RRA), which amount is payable each month following the date of such failure for so long as the failure continues; provided that the shares are considered "Registrable Securities" as defined by the RRA. The shares of Sysorex common stock were not deemed Registrable Securities as defined by the RRA as of the date of the registration obligation.
Also, under the RRA, if Sysorex determines to prepare and file with the SEC a registration statement relating to an offering of any of its equity securities, for its own account or the account of others, then the Company and the Holders will have the right, subject to certain limitations, to require Sysorex to include in such registration statement all or any part of the shares of common stock held by them.
Systat License Agreement
Nadir Ali, the Company's Chief Executive Officer and a member of its Board of Directors, is a related party in connection with the acquisition of the Licenses as a result of his prior service as a director of Sysorex, the issuer of the Sysorex Note that was assigned in accordance with the terms and conditions of the License Agreement. In addition, Tanveer Khader and Kareem Irfan, members of the Company's Board of Directors, may also be deemed related parties in connection with the acquisition of the Licenses as a result of their respective employment relationships with the Systat Parties.
Cardinal Ventures Holdings Investment
Nadir Ali, the Company's Chief Executive Officer and a members of its Board of Directors, is also a controlling member of 3AM, LLC which is a member of Cardinal Ventures Holdings ("CVH"), which may, in certain circumstances, be entitled to manage the affairs of CVH. Mr. Ali’s relationship may create conflicts of interest between Mr. Ali’s obligations to the Company and its shareholders and his economic interests and possible fiduciary obligations in CVH through 3AM. For example, Mr. Ali may be in a position to influence or manage the affairs of CVH in a manner that may be viewed as contrary to the best interests of either the Company or CVH and their respective stakeholders.
Director Services Agreement
The Company and Kareem Irfan, a director of the Company, have amended Mr. Irfan's Director Services Agreement on May 16, 2022 (as amended, the "Amended Director Services Agreement") to increase his quarterly compensation by an additional $10,000 per month as consideration for the additional time and efforts dedicated to the Company and management in support of the evaluation of strategic relationships and growth initiatives. The Amended Director Services Agreement supersedes and replaces all prior agreements by and between the Company and Mr. Irfan.
The entire disclosure for related party transactions. Examples of related party transactions include transactions between (a) a parent company and its subsidiary; (b) subsidiaries of a common parent; (c) and entity and its principal owners; and (d) affiliates.
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