Commitments and Contingencies
|12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2019
|Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]
|COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
6. COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
The holders of the Founder Shares and Private Units and warrants that may be issued upon conversion of Working Capital Loans (and any shares of the Company's common stock issuable upon the exercise of the Private Units and warrants that may be issued upon conversion of Working Capital Loans) are entitled to registration rights pursuant to a registration rights agreement signed on the effective date of the Initial Public Offering. The holders of these securities are entitled to make up to three demands, excluding short form demands, that the Company register such securities. In addition, the holders have certain "piggy-back" registration rights with respect to registration statements filed subsequent to the consummation of a Business Combination. However, the registration rights agreement provides that the Company will not permit any registration statement filed under the Securities Act to become effective until termination of the applicable Lock-Up Period. The Company will bear the expenses incurred in connection with the filing of any such registration statements.
The Company granted the underwriters a 45-day option to purchase up to 1,500,000 additional Units to cover over-allotments at the Initial Public Offering price, less the underwriting discounts and commissions. On June 23, 2017, the underwriters elected to exercise their over-allotment option to purchase 1,500,000 Units at a purchase price of $10.00 per Unit.
In connection with the closing of the Initial Public Offering and the over-allotment option, the underwriters were paid a cash underwriting discount of $2,875,000. In addition, the underwriters deferred their fee of up to $4,025,000 until the completion of the initial Business Combination (the "Deferred Fee"). The Deferred Fee will be paid in cash upon the closing of a Business Combination from the amounts held in the Trust Account, subject to the terms of the underwriting agreement.
Concurrently with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, the underwriters purchased an aggregate of 125,000 Private Units at $10.00 per Private Unit.
In conjunction with their investment in the Private Units, the underwriters or their designees also purchased membership interests in the Sponsor, through which the underwriters or their designees collectively have a pecuniary interest in 230,000 Founder Shares, pursuant to a separate private placement that closed simultaneously with the closing of the Initial Public Offering and the Private Placement.
On April 10, 2019, the Company entered into a non-binding term sheet (the "Term Sheet") for a Business Combination transaction (the "Transaction") with 180. In connection with the Term Sheet, 180, Katexco Pharmaceuticals Corp., a British Columbia corporation ("Katexco"), CannBioRx Pharmaceuticals Corp., a British Columbia corporation ("CBR Pharma"), 180 Therapeutics L.P., a Delaware limited partnership ("180 LP" and together with Katexco and CBR Pharma, the "180 Subsidiaries" and, together with 180, the "180 Parties") agreed to loan $400,000 to the Company to be used to fund the Company's operating expenses, deal transaction expenses and any financing expenses for the Transaction (the "Operating Expenses"), and up to an additional $300,000 to be used by the Company in connection with any future extensions of the deadline for the Company to consummate a Business Combination (the "Extension Expenses").
The loans are interest-free and can be pre-paid at any time without penalty, but are required to be paid back (subject to a customary waiver against the Company's Trust Account) upon the earlier of (i) the closing of the Transaction, (ii) the consummation by the Company of a transaction with a third party constituting the Company's initial Business Combination, or (iii) the liquidation of the Company if it does not consummate an initial Business Combination prior to its deadline to do so (a "Liquidation"). Promptly after signing the Term Sheet, the Company received the loan of $400,000 to fund the Operating Expenses.
In connection with the Term Sheet, Tyche Capital LLC (the "Tyche") paid $650,000 to the Sponsor to purchase $650,000 of the obligations owed to the Sponsor under the March Promissory Note (the "Tyche Note"), but Tyche waived any rights under the assigned portion of the March Promissory Note to convert the obligations under the assigned portion of the March Promissory Note into units of the post-Business Combination entity. Pursuant to the Term Sheet, Tyche also agreed to provide equity financing for the Transaction to ensure that the Company has sufficient cash at the closing of the Transaction to meet its $5,000,001 net tangible assets test. In December 2019, the $650,000 Tyche Note was transferred to 180.
On July 25, 2019, the Company entered into a Business Combination Agreement (the "Business Combination Agreement") with 180, the 180 Subsidiaries, Merger Sub, and Lawrence Pemble, in his capacity as representative of the stockholders of 180 and the stockholders of the 180 Subsidiaries (the "Stockholder Representative"), pursuant to which, among other matters, and subject to the satisfaction or waiver of the conditions set forth in the Business Combination Agreement, Merger Sub will merge with and into 180, with 180 continuing as the Company's wholly owned subsidiary at the closing (the "Closing").
Subject to the terms and conditions of the Business Combination Agreement, at the Closing, (a) each outstanding share of 180 common stock will be converted into the right to receive a number of shares of the Company's common stock (the "KBL Common Stock") equal to the exchange ratio described below; (b) each outstanding share of 180 preferred stock will be converted into the right to receive a number of shares of the Company's preferred stock on a one-for-one basis; and (c) each outstanding exchangeable share of 180 or any of the 180 Subsidiaries, as the case may be, will be converted into the right to receive a number of exchangeable shares equal to the exchange ratio described below. Each exchangeable share will be an exchangeable share in a Canadian subsidiary of the Company that will be exchangeable for KBL Common Stock.
Subject to the terms and conditions of the Business Combination Agreement, at the Closing, the Company will acquire 100% of the outstanding equity and equity equivalents of 180 (including options, warrants or other securities that have the right to acquire or convert into equity securities of the Company) in exchange for shares of KBL Common Stock (the "Transaction Shares") valued at $175 million, subject to adjustment. Each Transaction Share will have a value equal to $10.00. The $175 million of consideration will be reduced by the amount of any liabilities of 180 in excess of $5 million at the Closing.
The 180 Business Combination will be consummated subject to the deliverables and provisions as further described in the Business Combination Agreement, as an exhibit to a Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on July 26, 2019 and in the Registration Statement on Form S-4 filed by us with the SEC on November 12, 2019 and amended on February 10, 2020.
During the year ended December 31, 2019, the Company received additional loans in the aggregate amount of $1,049,825 from the 180 Parties to fund Operating Expenses and Extension Expenses. As of December 31, 2019, a total of $1,699,825 is due under the loans from the 180 Parties.
Founder Shares Escrow
In connection with the Business Combination Agreement, the Sponsor deposited in escrow with a third-party escrow agent 1,406,250 of its Founder Shares that it acquired prior to the Company's Initial Public Offering (the "Escrowed Shares"). The Escrowed Shares will be transferred to Tyche, less any portion used for financing for the Transaction, upon the earlier of (i) the closing of the Transaction or (ii) a Liquidation; provided, that if the Company consummates its initial Business Combination with a third party other than 180 or its affiliates, upon the consummation of such Business Combination, in addition to paying the loans described above, the Sponsor will transfer to Tyche a number of Escrowed Shares equal in value to three times the amount of the loans, with each Escrowed Share valued at the price paid to each public stockholder that redeems its shares in connection with such initial Business Combination.
Additional information on the Business Combination is available in the Company's Form S-4 filed by us with the SEC on November 12, 2020 and amended on February 10, 2020.