Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Related Party Transactions

Related Party Transactions
12 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2020
Related Party Transactions [Abstract]  
Related Party Transactions

Note 13:       Related Party Transactions

During 2015, the Company entered into a mezzanine loan in the amount of up to $7,000 with ICF. The ICF mezzanine loan bears interest at a rate of 12.5% per annum with payment obligations of interest each month and all principal due in January 2021. As of September 30, 2020, and September 30, 2019, respectively, there was $2,000 outstanding on this mezzanine loan.


On April 9, 2020, the Company entered into and delivered to Isaac Capital Group, LLC (“ICG”) an unsecured revolving line of credit promissory note whereby ICG agreed to provide the Company with a $1,000 revolving credit facility (the “Unsecured Revolving Credit Facility”). The Unsecured Revolving Credit Facility matures on April 8, 2023, bears interest at 10.0% per annum, and provides for the payment of interest monthly in arrears.    

Customer Connexx LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of JanOne Inc. (formerly Appliance Recycling Centers of America, Inc.), rents approximately 9,900 square feet of office space from the Company at its Las Vegas office which totals 16,500 square feet. JanOne Inc. paid the Company $182 and $176 in rent and other common area reimbursed expenses for the year ended September 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively. Tony Isaac, a member of the Board of Directors of the Company and Virland Johnson, Chief Financial Officer of the Company, are President and Chief Executive Officer and Board of Directors member and Chief Financial Officer of JanOne Inc., respectively.

Warrants for 10,914, 12,383, 54,396 and 17,857 shares of Series B Convertible Preferred Stock were set to expire on September 10, 2017, December 11, 2017, March 27, 2018 and March 28, 2018, respectively. On January 16, 2018 and December 3, 2019, the Company and ICG amended the original terms of the warrants so that the warrants automatically extend for additional two-year periods if the warrants are not exercised by their expiration date, as the expiration date may be extended from time to time. Warrants outstanding and exercisable as of September 30, 2020 and September 30, 2019 reflect the time extended warrants.

On December 30, 2017, ASH entered into the Agreement with the Seller and ApplianceSmart, a subsidiary of the Seller. Pursuant to the Agreement, ASH purchased from the Seller all of the issued and outstanding shares of capital stock of ApplianceSmart in exchange for the Purchase Price. ASH was required to deliver the Purchase Price, and a portion of the Purchase Price was delivered, to the Seller prior to March 31, 2018. Between March 31, 2018 and April 24, 2018, ASH and the Seller negotiated in good faith the method of payment of the remaining outstanding balance of the Purchase Price.

On April 25, 2018, ASH delivered to the Seller the ApplianceSmart Note in the Original Principal Amount, as such amount may be adjusted per the terms of the ApplianceSmart Note. The ApplianceSmart Note is effective as of April 1, 2018 and matures on the Maturity Date. The ApplianceSmart Note bears interest at 5% per annum with interest payable monthly in arrears. Ten percent of the outstanding principal amount will be repaid annually on a quarterly basis, with the accrued and unpaid principal due on the Maturity Date. ApplianceSmart has agreed to guaranty repayment of the ApplianceSmart Note. The remaining $2,581 of the Purchase Price was paid in cash by ASH to the Seller. ASH may reborrow funds, and pay interest on such re-borrowings, from the Seller up to the Original Principal Amount. As of September 30, 2020, there was $2,826 outstanding on the ApplianceSmart Note.

On December 26, 2018, ASH and the Seller amended and restated the ApplianceSmart Note to, among other things, grant the Seller a security interest in the assets of ASH and ApplianceSmart in accordance with the terms of separate security agreements entered into between ASH and ApplianceSmart, respectively, and the Seller. 

In connection with the acquisition of Vintage Stock on November 3, 2016, Rodney Spriggs, President of Vintage Stock, holds a 41% interest in the $10,000 Seller Subordinated Acquisition Note payable by VSAH. The terms of payment are interest only, payable monthly on the 1st of each month, until maturity. On June 7, 2018, in connection with the Comvest Term Loan refinance of the Capitala Term Loan, the Sellers Subordinated Acquisition Note was amended and restated to have a maturity date of September 23, 2023.


On July 10, 2020, the Company executed a promissory note (the “Spriggs Promissory Note”) in favor of Spriggs Investments LLC (“Spriggs Investments”), a limited liability company whose sole member is Rodney Spriggs, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Vintage Stock, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, that memorializes a loan by Spriggs Investments to the Company in the initial principal amount of $2,000 (the “Spriggs Loan”). The Spriggs Loan matures on July 10, 2022 and bears simple interest at a rate of 10.0% per annum. Interest is payable in arrears on the last day of each month, commencing July 31, 2020. the Company may prepay the Spriggs Loan in whole or in part at any time or from time to time without penalty or premium by paying the principal amount to be prepaid, together with accrued interest thereon to the date of prepayment; provided, however, that, if the Company prepays the Spriggs Loan in whole or in part on or prior to December 10, 2020, then the Company would also be obligated to pay a prepayment penalty to Spriggs Investments in an amount equal to $100, less the amount of any interest paid or to be paid by the Company up to the date of prepayment.  the Company used the proceeds from the Spriggs Loan to finance the acquisition of Precision.  The Spriggs Promissory Note contains events of default and other provisions customary for a loan of this type. The Spriggs Loan was guaranteed by Jon Isaac, Live Ventures’ President and Chief Executive Officer, and by ICG.  

Sale of ApplianceSmart Contracting

On April 22, 2020, the Company sold ApplianceSmart Contracting Inc. (“ApplianceSmart Contracting”) to Michelle Cooper, a related party as a result of her relationship with Virland A. Johnson, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, for $60.  In connection with the sale, and under the terms of a purchase and sale agreement and a secured promissory note (the “ASC Note”), the Company agreed to loan ApplianceSmart Contracting up to approximately $382,000 to satisfy then outstanding sales tax obligations owed by ApplianceSmart Contracting. Advances under the loan are only made by the Company to ApplianceSmart Contracting upon the presentation of evidence by ApplianceSmart Contracting of the satisfaction of one or more outstanding state sales tax amounts.  Advances bear interest at 8.0% per annum.  The loan matures on September 30, 2022 or on such earlier date as provided in the Note.  The loan is guaranteed by the related party and secured by the assets of ApplianceSmart Contracting.  At the closing of the sale transaction, the Company advanced ApplianceSmart Contracting $60.

Also see Note 7, 8 and 9.