Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Related Party Transactions

Related Party Transactions
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2019
Related Party Transactions [Abstract]  
Related Party Transactions

Note 24 - Related Party Transactions


Nadir Ali, the Company's Chief Executive Officer and a member of its Board of Directors, is also a member of the Board of Directors of Sysorex.


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 that may be outstanding at any time 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.


The amount owed for principal and accrued interest by Sysorex to the Company as of December 31, 2018 was $2.2 million and as of December 31, 2019 was approximately $10.6 million. The Secured Note has been classified as "held for sale" and the Company, with the assistance of a third-party valuation firm, estimated the fair value of such using Sysorex financial projections, a discounted cash flow model and a 12.3% discount rate. As a result, the Company established a full valuation allowance as of December 31, 2019. We are required to periodically re-evaluate the carrying value of the note and the related valuation allowance based on various factors, including, but not limited to, Sysorex's performance and collectability of the note. Sysorex's performance against those financial projections will directly impact future assessments of the fair value of the note.


Sysorex Receivable


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 $559,121 for the settlement plus the interest accrued during the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019 of $57,238. The total owed to the Company for this settlement as of December 31, 2019 was $616,359.


Jibestream Promissory Note


On August 12, 2019, prior to the acquisition of Jibestream, the Company loaned Jibestream $140,600 for operating expenses. The note accrues interest at a rate of 5% per annum and has a maturity date of December 31, 2019. This note is recorded as a current note receivable on the Company books, however, it is eliminated in the consolidated financial statements. As of December 31, 2019, the balance of the note including principal and interest was approximately $143,000.