Reverse Merger and Private Placement
|12 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2019
|Reverse Merger and Private Placement [Abstract]
|Reverse Merger and Private Placement
Note 4 - Reverse Merger and Private Placement
As noted above, on October 10, 2018, the Company entered into the Merger Agreement (Note 1). On January 18, 2019, the parties to the Merger Agreement and certain of the holders of MJF's outstanding preferred and common units entered into an allocation agreement which served to modify the allocation of the merger consideration prescribed by the Merger Agreement. Under the terms of the allocation agreement, if the merger closes, additional shares comprising the merger consideration shall be reallocated to holders of the profit interest units of MJF, which additional shares shall be funded from shares otherwise issuable to such holders of MJF's preferred and common units.
On April 17, 2019, the Merger Agreement was amended to (i) increase the size of the MTech board of directors following the closing of the merger from seven (7) to eight (8) directors, (ii) increase the number of directors appointed prior to the Closing by MJF from four (4) to five (5) directors (which additional director will qualify as an independent director under Nasdaq rules) and (iii) revise the classification of directors so that the Class B directors will include two (2) MJF directors and one (1) MTech director.
On June 17, 2019, MTech and MJF consummated the Mergers contemplated by the Merger Agreement. In connection with the closing of the Mergers, the registrant changed its name from MTech Acquisition Holdings Inc. to Akerna Corp ("Akerna"). The Merger Consideration was paid through the issuance of 6,520,099 shares of MTech common stock (the "Consideration Shares") to the former holders of MJF common units, preferred units, and profit interest units at a price per share equal to $10.16 per share. Of the total amount of Akerna shares issued in the merger, 283,010 fully vested shares of Akerna common stock and 215,063 unvested shares of Akerna common stock were allocated to the former holders of MJF profit interest units. Notwithstanding the foregoing, 652,010 of the total issuable shares (the "Escrow Shares") will be held in an escrow account (the "Escrow Account") to cover any adjustments to the Merger Consideration or claims for indemnification pursuant to the Merger Agreement until ninety (90) days after Akerna files its Annual Report on Form 10-K with the Commission for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, with the exception of Escrow Shares held to satisfy then pending claims which shall remain in the Escrow Account until the claims are resolved.
As disclosed above, (a) 283,011 fully vested shares of common stock were allocated to the former holders of MJF profit interest units, resulting in an immediate one-time charge of approximately $3.4 million to be recorded by MJF on June 17, 2019 and (b) 215,063 unvested shares of common stock were allocated to the holders of MJF profit interest units, of which approximately $2.1 million of compensation expense related to such profit interest units will be ratably recognized over an estimated remaining vesting period of 3 years. The calculation of the amount of the current and future expenses to be taken by MJF was based on the closing price of the Akerna common shares on the date of the Mergers.
In connection with the Merger Agreement, all recipients of the Consideration Shares executed a lock-up agreement (the "Lock-up Agreement"). Pursuant to the Lock-up Agreement, each holder agreed not to engage in any transfer or other transaction with respect to the Consideration Shares for a period of time. With respect to 50% of the Consideration Shares, each holder agreed not to engage in a transfer or other transaction until the earlier of (1) one year from the closing of the Business Combination and (2) the date on which Akerna closes a subsequent corporate transaction with an unaffiliated third party that results in all of Akerna's shareholders having the right to exchange their shares for cash, securities or other property. With respect to the remaining 50% of the Consideration Shares, each holder agreed not to engage in a transfer or other transaction until the earlier of (1) one year from the closing the business combination, (2) the date on which Akerna closes a subsequent corporate transaction with an unaffiliated third party that results in all of Akerna's shareholders having the right to exchange their shares for cash, securities or other property and (3) the date on which the closing share price of Akerna common stock equals or exceeds $12.50 per share for any twenty trading days with any thirty trading day period.
Upon the Closing of the Merger, Akerna's certificate of incorporation was amended and restated to have one single class of common stock and 75,000,000 authorized shares of common stock, par value $0.0001 per share. Akerna also had 5,000,000 authorized shares of preferred stock.
MTech also entered into a series of securities purchase agreements with certain investors (the "PIPE Investors"), whereby MTech issued 901,074 shares of Class A common stock (the "Private Placement Shares") for an aggregate purchase price of $9.2 million (the "Private Placement"), which closed simultaneously with the consummation of the Mergers. Upon the closing of the Mergers, the Private Placement Shares were automatically converted into shares of Akerna common stock on a one-for-one basis. Each PIPE Investor was also granted an option for a period of sixty days to purchase additional shares of Akerna common stock at a price of $10.21 per share. None of these options were exercised within sixty days.
The proceeds received from the Mergers totaled approximately $18 million, which is net of $4.4 million of underwriting discounts and commissions and other expenses related to the Mergers.