Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Significant Transactions

Significant Transactions
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2022
Business Combination and Asset Acquisition [Abstract]  
Significant Transactions

Note 4 – Significant Transactions


Convertible Notes Amendment

On June 30, 2022, we and the holders Senior Convertible Notes entered into the Convertible Notes Amendment to add covenants such that (a) we will be subject to a daily cash test beginning on July 1, 2022 of having an available cash balance of at least $7 million, which amount shall be reduced by $1 million on each of the dates at which the aggregate principal due upon the Senior Convertible Notes is equal to or less than $14 million and $11 million, subject in all cases to a minimum of $5 million, and (b) we will establish and maintain bank accounts for each holder and deposit in such accounts an aggregate amount of $7 million with such amount to be released from the accounts only upon the written consent of such holder, provided that $1 million will automatically release from the accounts upon the occurrence of each of the dates at which the aggregate principal due upon the Senior Convertible Notes is equal to or less than $14 million and $11 million, subject to certain conditions. Further the holders of the Senior Convertible Notes waived provisions such that (i) no amortization payments are due and payable for any payments previously required to be made from July 1, 2022 through January 1, 2023, (ii) the holders of the Senior Convertible Notes will not accelerate any previously deferred installment amounts until January 1, 2023 and (iii) the terms of the Senior Convertible Notes which would provide for reset of the conversion price of the Senior Convertible Notes as a result of the issuance of securities under the Unit Offering and instead agree to a reset of the conversion price equal to a per share price of 135% of the Unit Offering price, or $0.3105 per unit.

Unit Offering

On June 30, 2022, we entered into an underwriting agreement (the “Underwriting Agreement”) with A.G.P./Alliance Global Partners (the “Underwriter”), in connection with the Unit Offering which is comprised of an aggregate of (i) 29,382,861 units of the Company consisting of 29,382,861 shares of Common Stock together with Common Stock warrants (the “Common Warrants”) to purchase up to 29,382,861 shares of Common Stock and (ii) 14,095,400 pre-funded units, consisting of 14,095,400 pre-funded warrants (“Pre-Funded Warrants”), with each Pre-Funded Warrant exercisable for one share of Common Stock, together with Common Warrants to purchase up to 14,095,400 shares of Common Stock. The units were sold at a public offering price of $0.23 per unit and the pre-funded units were sold at a public offering price of $0.2299 per pre-funded unit. Each Share and each Pre-Funded Warrant was sold with an accompanying Common Warrant but were issued separately and are immediately tradeable separately upon issuance.

The Pre-Funded Warrants are immediately exercisable at a nominal exercise price of $0.0001 or on a cashless basis and may be exercised at any time until all of the Pre-Funded Warrants are exercised in full. The Common Warrants have an exercise price of $0.23 per share subject to certain adjustments, are immediately exercisable and will expire five years from the date of issuance.

The Pre-Funded Warrants were sold to purchasers whose purchase of shares of Common Stock in the Offering would otherwise result in the purchaser, together with its affiliates and certain related parties, beneficially owning more than 4.99% (or at the election of the purchaser, 9.99%) of our outstanding Common Stock immediately following the consummation of the Unit Offering, in lieu of shares of Common Stock. Each Pre-Funded Warrant represents the right to purchase one share of Common Stock at an exercise price of $0.0001 per share.

Pursuant to the Underwriting Agreement, we granted the Underwriter a 45-day option from June 30, 2022 to purchase from the Company (i) additional shares of Common Stock and/or (ii) Common Warrants and/or (iii) Pre-Funded Warrants, in any combination thereof, up to, and not to exceed, 13,043,478 shares of Common Stock or shares of Common Stock underlying Pre-Funded Warrants or Common Warrants, in the aggregate, solely to cover over-allotments, if any.

Pursuant to the  Underwriting Agreement and upon closing of the Unit Offering, we issued to the Underwriter warrants to purchase up to 2,173,913 shares of Common Stock (the “Underwriter Warrants” and, together with the Common Warrants and the Pre-Funded Warrants, the “Warrants”), which is 5.0% of the aggregate number of Shares and Shares issuable upon exercise of the Pre-Funded Warrants sold in the Unit Offering. The Underwriter Warrants are exercisable at any time and from time to time, in whole or in part, commencing from six months after June 29, 2022 (the "Effective Date") and ending five years from the Effective Date, at a price per share equal to $0.23, which is the public offering price per unit.

The Unit Offering closed on July 5, 2022 and we received net proceeds of approximately $9.3 million after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and related expenses. In connection with the Convertible Notes Amendment, a total of $7 million of the proceeds were deposited into certain restricted cash accounts. We intend to use the remaining net proceeds from the Unit Offering for general corporate purposes, including working capital, marketing, product development and capital expenditures.


In May 2022, we implemented the Restructuring as approved by our board of directors. The Restructuring resulted in a reduction of the Company's workforce by 59 employees, or approximately 33 percent of the Company. We incurred costs of approximately $0.5 million in severance benefits, including employee insurance, associated payroll taxes and legal costs in connection with the Restructuring. Of the total amount incurred, $0.3 million was included in Sales and marketing costs, $0.2 million was recorded in Product development and less than $0.1 million was included in Cost of revenue and General and administrative expenses, respectively. All amounts directly attributable to the severed employees were settled in cash during the quarter ended June 30, 2022. Accordingly, we have no material obligations remaining associated with the Restructuring. In addition to the reduction in force, the Company's executive leadership team agreed to a temporary 25 percent reduction in salary, subject to certain conditions.

2021 Transactions

Viridian Sciences


On April 1, 2021, we completed the acquisition of Viridian Sciences Inc. (“Viridian”), a cannabis business management software provider that is built on SAP Business One. We acquired Viridian in exchange for 1.0 million shares of our common stock valued at $6.0 million. In addition to the stock consideration, the agreement provides for contingent consideration of up to $1.0 million, payable in additional common stock, if Viridian meets certain revenue criteria. We finalized our purchase price accounting during the three months ended March 31, 2022 and there were no changes to the previously disclosed purchase price accounting. 

365 Cannabis


On October 1, 2021, we acquired all the issued and outstanding shares of 365 Cannabis. Under the terms of the stock purchase agreement (the Stock Purchase Agreement), the aggregate consideration for the 365 Cannabis shares consisted of an initial purchase price of (1) $5,000,000 in cash, (2) $12,000,000 in stock, which was to be settled by issuing 3.6 million shares of our common stock, and (3) contingent value rights to be issued pursuant to a rights indenture entitling the holders thereof to receive, subject to certain adjustments as set forth in the Agreement, an aggregate of up to $8,000,000 in stock, in the event that 365 Cannabis achieves certain revenue targets as specified in the Agreement. These rights are accounted for as contingent consideration and are currently recorded at preliminary fair value which will be updated upon finalization of purchase accounting.

We reached a working capital settlement agreement during the first quarter of 2022 in the amount of $1.5 million. As a result of this post-close adjustment, the 365 Cannabis purchase price was reduced by $1.5 million. This was recorded as follows: 1) a receivable of $400,000 was booked in other current assets in our condensed consolidated balance sheet as of March 31, 2022 and was received in the second quarter of 2022, 2) a reduction of $160,000 was made to the working capital accrual that was booked as of December 31, 2021, and 3) 279,762 shares worth $940,000 that were held in escrow were released back to Akerna to cover the remainder of the working capital adjustment.

On May 23, 2022, we and the sellers of 365 Cannabis entered into an amendment (the "Amendment") to the Stock Purchase Agreement in order to provide the Sellers an election to have the potential earn-out payment, recognized as contingent consideration in the table below, paid in cash or Common Stock or in any combination thereof. Under the Amendment, if a seller elects to have any portion of the earn-out payment paid in cash such amount payable will be reduced by 25%.

The updated consideration transferred is reflected in the table below (in thousands): 




Fair Value


Shares issued






Contingent consideration

Total preliminary fair value of consideration transferred
$ 22,342


The opening balance sheet presented below reflects our updated purchase price allocation, summarizing the preliminary fair values of assets acquired and liabilities assumed as of the date of acquisition (in thousands): 




Fair Value


$ 527
Accounts receivable





Prepaid expenses and other current asset

Fixed assets

Non-compete agreement


Acquired technology





Customer relationships

Acquired trade name



Accounts payable and accrued expenses




Deferred tax liabilities

(826 )

Deferred revenue





Net assets acquired





The excess of purchase consideration over the fair value of assets acquired and liabilities assumed was recorded as goodwill, which is primarily attributed to the assembled workforce and expanded market opportunities, for which there is no basis for U.S. income tax purposes. The fair values assigned to identifiable assets acquired and liabilities assumed are based on management’s estimates and assumptions. We expect to finalize the valuation as soon as practicable, but no later than one year from the acquisition date.

Pro Forma Financial Information

The following unaudited pro forma consolidated operating results give effect to the Viridian and 365 Cannabis acquisitions, as if they had been completed as of January 1, 2020 (in thousands): 

Six Months Ended

June 30,

Revenue $ 14,698
Net loss $ (13,317 )

Three Months Ended

June 30,

Revenue $ 7,291
Net loss $ (6,743 )

The pro forma financial information for the period presented above has been calculated after adjusting the results of Viridian and 365 Cannabis to reflect the business combination accounting effects resulting from this acquisition, including the amortization expense from acquired intangible assets as though the acquisition occurred as of the beginning of the periods indicated above as well as direct acquisition costs. The pro forma financial information is for informational purposes only and is not indicative of the results of operations that would have been achieved if the acquisition had taken place at the beginning of the years indicated above.

Special Voting Preferred Stock and Exchangeable Shares

In connection with the Ample acquisition, which was completed on July 7, 2020, we entered into agreements with our wholly-owned subsidiary and the Ample shareholder representative that resulted in the issuance of a single share of our special voting preferred stock, for the purpose of ensuring that each Exchangeable Share is substantially the economic and voting equivalent of a share of Akerna common stock, and, following the registration of the Akerna shares issuable upon exchange of the Exchangeable Shares under the Securities Act of 1933, ensuring that each Exchangeable Share is exchangeable on a one-for-one basis for a share of Akerna common stock, subject to certain limitations. As a result of these agreements and the issuance of the special voting preferred stock, each holder of Exchangeable Shares effectively has the ability to cast votes along with holders of Akerna common stock. Additionally, these agreements grant exchange rights to the holders of exchangeable shares upon the event of our liquidation, dissolution or winding up.

The special voting preferred stock has a par value of $0.0001 per share and a preference in liquidation of $1.00. The special voting preferred stock entitles the holder to an aggregate number of votes equal to the number of the exchangeable shares issued and outstanding from time to time and which we do not own. The holder of the special voting preferred stock and the holders of shares of Akerna common stock will both together as a single class on all matters submitted to a vote of our shareholders. At such time as the special voting preferred stock has no votes attached to it, the share shall be automatically cancelled. The exchangeable shares do not have a par value.

During the six months ended June 30, 2022, several Ample shareholders exchanged a total of 18,094 exchangeable shares with a value of $138,419 for the same number of shares of Akerna common stock. The exchange was accounted for as an equity transaction and we did not recognize a gain or loss on this transaction. As of June 30, 2022, there were a total of 291,192 exchangeable shares issued and outstanding.