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Related Party Transactions

Related Party Transactions
3 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2020
Related Party Transactions [Abstract]  
Related Party Transactions

Note 10:

  Related Party Transactions

Isaac Capital Fund and Capital Group LLC

As of December 31, 2020, Isaac Capital Group, LLC (“ICG”) is a record and beneficial owner of approximately 46.2% of the outstanding capital stock of the Company, and Jon Isaac, the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, and manager and sole member of ICG, is a record and beneficial owner of approximately 54.0% of the outstanding capital stock of the Company.


ICG Term Loan

During 2015, Marquis entered into a mezzanine loan in the amount of up to $7,000 (the “ICF Loan”) with Isaac Capital Fund I, LLC (“ICF”), a private lender whose managing member is Jon Isaac, our President and Chief Executive Officer. On July 10, 2020, (i) ICF released and discharged Marquis from all obligations under the loan, (ii) ICF assigned all of its rights and obligations under the instruments, documents, and agreements with respect to the ICG Loan to Isaac Capital Group, LLC, of which Jon Isaac, our President and Chief Executive Officer, is the sole member, and (iii) Live Ventures borrowed $2.0 million (the “ICG Loan”) from ICG using substantially the documentation from the ICF Loan.  The ICG Loan matures on May 1, 2025 and bears interest at a rate of 12.5% Interest is payable in arrears on the last day of each month, commencing July 31, 2020.   As of December 31, 2020, and September 30, 2020, there was $2,000 outstanding on this loan.

ICG Revolving Promissory Note

On April 9, 2020, the Company entered into an unsecured revolving line of credit promissory note whereby ICG agreed to provide the Company with a $1,000 revolving credit facility (the “ICG Revolver”). The ICG Revolver bears interest at 10.0% per annum and provides for the payment of interest monthly in arrears and matures April 2023.  As of December 31, 2020, the Company has not drawn on the revolving promissory note.

Series B Preferred Warrants

The warrants, discussed in Note 7, expire at various timeframes over the next two years.  However, Company and ICG entered into an agreement whereby if the warrants are not exercised on or before the applicable expiration date, the applicable expiration date is deemed automatically extended for successive two-year periods immediately prior to such expiration. All of these warrants were exercised by cashless exercise during January 2021.


JanOne Inc.

Lease agreement

Customer Connexx LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of JanOne Inc. (“JanOne”), rents approximately 9,900 square feet of office space from the Company at its Las Vegas office which totals 16,500 square feet. JanOne paid the Company $35 and $45 in rent and other reimbursed expenses for the three months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively. Tony Isaac and Virland Johnson are Chief Executive Officer and Board of Directors member and the Chief Financial Officer of JanOne, respectively.

Note payable

On December 30, 2017, ApplianceSmart Holdings Inc. (“ASH”) entered into a Stock Purchase Agreement (the “Agreement”) with Appliance Recycling Centers of America, Inc. (now JanOne Inc.) (the “Seller”) and ApplianceSmart, Inc. (“ApplianceSmart”), a subsidiary of the Seller. Pursuant to the Agreement, ASH purchased (the “Transaction”) from the Seller all of the issued and outstanding shares of capital stock of ApplianceSmart in exchange for $6,500 (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 that certain Promissory Note (the “ApplianceSmart Note”) in the original principal amount of $3,919 (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 April 1, 2021 (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 December 31, 2020, and September 30, 2020, there was $2,826 principal 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.

On December 9, 2019, ApplianceSmart filed a voluntary petition in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York seeking relief under Chapter 11 of Title 11 of the United States Code. See Note 11 for a complete discussion.



Note Payable to the Sellers of Vintage Stock  

In connection with the purchase of Vintage Stock, on November 3, 2016, Vintage Stock entered into a seller financed mezzanine loan in the amount of $10,000 with the previous owners of Vintage Stock. The Sellers Subordinated Acquisition Note bears interest at 8% per annum, with interest payable monthly in arrears. The Sellers Subordinated Acquisition Note, as amended, has a maturity date of September 23, 2023. Rodney Spriggs, President of Vintage Stock, holds a 41% interest in the $10,000 Seller Subordinated Acquisition Note payable by Vintage Stock.

Spriggs Promissory Note

 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.  .