Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Initial Public Offering and Private Placement

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Initial Public Offering and Private Placement
12 Months Ended
May 31, 2019
Equity [Abstract]  
Initial Public Offering and Private Placement

NOTE 3 — INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERING AND PRIVATE PLACEMENT

 

Initial Public Offering

 

On August 22, 2017, the Company sold 5,000,000 Public Units at a purchase price of $10.00 per Public Unit in the Initial Public Offering, generating gross proceeds of $50.0 million. The Company incurred offering costs of approximately $3.7 million, inclusive of approximately $3.2 million of underwriting fees. The Company paid $1 million of underwriting fees upon the closing of the Initial Public Offering, issued 50,000 shares of common stock for underwriting fees, and deferred $1.82 million of underwriting fees until the consummation of the initial Business Combination.

 

Each Unit consisted of one share of the Company’s common stock, one right to receive one-tenth of one share of the Company’s common stock upon consummation of the Company’s initial Business Combination (“Right”), and one redeemable warrant (“Warrant”). Each Warrant entitles the holder to purchase one share of common stock at an exercise price of $11.50 per share, subject to adjustment. No fractional shares will be issued upon exercise of the Warrants. The Warrants became exercisable 30 days after the completion of the initial Business Combination and will expire five years after the completion of the initial Business Combination or earlier upon redemption or liquidation.

 

The Company may redeem the Warrants, in whole and not in part, at a price of $0.01 per Warrant upon 30 days’ notice (“30-day redemption period”), only in the event that the last sale price of the common stock equals or exceeds $21.00 per share for any 20 trading days within a 30-trading day period ending on the third trading day prior to the date on which notice of redemption is given, provided there is an effective registration statement with respect to the shares of common stock underlying such Warrants and a current prospectus relating to those shares of common stock is available throughout the 30-day redemption period. If the Company calls the Warrants for redemption as described above, the Company’s management will have the option to require all holders that wish to exercise Warrants to do so on a “cashless basis.” In determining whether to require all holders to exercise their warrants on a “cashless basis,” management will consider, among other factors, the Company’s cash position, the number of Warrants that are outstanding and the dilutive effect on the Company’s stockholders of issuing the maximum number of shares of common stock issuable upon the exercise of the Warrants.

 

Each holder of a Right received one-tenth (1/10) of one share of common stock upon consummation of the Business Combination. No fractional shares were issued upon exchange of the Rights. No additional consideration was paid by a holder of Rights in order to receive its additional shares upon consummation of the Business Combination as the consideration related thereto has been included in the Unit purchase price paid for by investors in the Initial Public Offering.

 

The Company granted the underwriters a 45-day option to purchase up to 750,000 additional Public Units to cover any over-allotment, at the initial public offering price less any underwriting discounts and commissions. On September 13, 2017 the underwriters purchased 200,000 additional Public Units for gross proceeds of $2,000,000 less commissions of 110,000, of which $70,000 are deferred.

 

The Company issued Maxim Group LLC (“Maxim”), as compensation for the Initial Public Offering, an aggregate of 52,000 shares, including 2,000 shares issued in connection with the partial exercise of the over-allotment option. The Company accounted for the fair value of these shares as an expense of the Initial Public Offering resulting in a charge directly to stockholders’ equity.

 

Settlement Agreement

 

On November 20, 2018, the Company entered into a settlement and release agreement (“Settlement Agreement”) with Maxim. Pursuant to the Settlement Agreement, the Company made a cash payment of $20,000 to Maxim and issued the Note in favor of Maxim in order to settle the payment obligations of the Company under the underwriting agreement dated August 16, 2017, by and between the Company and Maxim. The Company also agreed to remove the restrictive legends on an aggregate of 52,000 shares of its common stock held by Maxim and its affiliate. See “Note Payable” under Note 2 above.

 

Unit Purchase Option

 

At the time of the closing of the Initial Public Offering, the Company sold to Maxim, for an aggregate of $100, an option (the “UPO”) to purchase 250,000 Units (which increased to 260,000 units upon the partial exercise of the underwriters’ over-allotment option) (See Note 5). The Company has accounted for the fair value of the UPO, inclusive of the receipt of the $100 cash payment, as an expense of the Initial Public Offering resulting in a charge directly to shareholders’ equity. The Company estimates that the fair value of this UPO is approximately $743,600 (or $2.86 per Unit) using the Black-Scholes option-pricing model. The fair value of the UPO is estimated as of the date of grant using the following assumptions: (1) expected volatility of 35%, (2) risk-free interest rate of 1.73% and (3) expected life of five years. The UPO may be exercised for cash or on a “cashless” basis, at the holder’s option (except in the case of a forced cashless exercise upon the Company’s redemption of the Warrants, as described above), such that the holder may use the appreciated value of the UPO (the difference between the exercise prices of the UPO and the underlying Warrants and Rights, and the market price of the Units and underlying shares of common stock) to exercise the UPO without the payment of any cash. The Company will have no obligation to net cash settle the exercise of the UPO or the Warrants or Rights underlying the UPO. The holder of the UPO will not be entitled to exercise the UPO or the Warrants or Rights underlying the UPO unless a registration statement covering the securities underlying the UPO is effective or an exemption from registration is available. If the holder is unable to exercise the UPO or underlying Warrants or Rights, the UPO, Warrants or Rights, as applicable, will expire worthless.

 

The Company granted the holders of the UPO, demand and “piggy back” registration rights for periods of five and seven years, respectively, from the effective date of the registration statement relating to the Initial Public Offering, including securities directly and indirectly issuable upon exercise of the UPO.

 

Private Placement

 

Concurrently with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, the Sponsor purchased an aggregate of 254,500 Private Units at $10.00 per Private Unit, generated gross proceeds of $2,545,000 in a Private Placement. The proceeds from the Private Units was added to the proceeds from the Initial Public Offering held in the Trust Account. The Private Units (including their component securities) were not transferable, assignable or salable until 30 days after the completion of the initial Business Combination and the warrants included in the Private Units (the “Private Placement Warrants”) will be non-redeemable so long as they are held by the Sponsor or their permitted transferees. If the Private Placement Warrants are held by someone other than the Sponsor or their permitted transferees, the Private Placement Warrants will be redeemable by the Company and exercisable by such holders on the same basis as the Warrants included in the Public Units sold in the Initial Public Offering. Otherwise, the Private Placement Warrants and the Rights underlying the Private Units have terms and provisions that are identical to those of the Warrants and Rights, respectively, sold as part of the Public Units in the Initial Public Offering and have no net cash settlement provisions.

 

On September 13, 2017 the Sponsor purchased 7,000 additional Private Units for gross proceeds of $70,000 upon the partial exercise of the over-allotment option.