Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Related Party Transactions

Related Party Transactions
3 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2021
Related Party Transactions [Abstract]  
Related Party Transactions

Note 13: Related Party Transactions

Transactions with Isaac Capital Fund and Capital Group LLC

As of December 31, 2021, Isaac Capital Group LLC (“ICG”) owned 259,902 shares of Series B Preferred Stock that are convertible into 1,299,510 shares of common stock. Jon Isaac, the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer, is the President and sole member of ICG, and, accordingly, has sole voting and dispositive power with respect to these shares. ICG beneficially owns 47.5% of the Company’s outstanding capital stock. Mr. Isaac also personally owns 217,177 shares of common stock, and holds options to purchase up to 25,000 shares of common stock at an exercise price of $10.00 per share, all of which are currently exercisable.

ICG Term Loan

During 2015, Marquis entered into a mezzanine loan in the amount of up to $7.0 million (the “ICF Loan”) with Isaac Capital Fund I, LLC (“ICF”), a private lender whose managing member is Jon Isaac, the Company’s 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 ICG, of which Jon Isaac, the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, is the sole member, and (iii) Live Ventures borrowed $2.0 million (the “ICG Loan”) from ICG essentially using 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, 2021, and September 30, 2021, there was $2.0 million 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 $1.0 million 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, 2021, the Company has not drawn on the revolving promissory note.

Transactions with 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 $55,000 and $35,000 in rent and other reimbursed expenses for the three months ended December 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively. Tony Isaac is the President and Board of Directors member, of JanOne.

Note payable

On December 30, 2017, Appliance Smart Holdings ("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 approximately $2.6 million 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, 2021, there was approximately $2.8 million outstanding on the ApplianceSmart Note, which is included within the debtor-in-possession liabilities in the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheets.

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.

As stated in Note 14 below, 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. As part of ApplianceSmart’s reorganization plan, ApplianceSmart agreed to deliver to JanOne a payment of twenty-five thousand dollars as settlement of its debt. That payment was made to JanOne in January of 2022.

Transactions with Vintage Stock CEO

Note Payable to the Sellers of Vintage Stock

In connection with the purchase of Vintage Stock, on November 3, 2016, Vintage Stock Affiliated Holdings, LLC ("VSAH") and Vintage Stock entered into a seller financed mezzanine loan in the amount of $10.0 million with the previous owners of Vintage Stock. The Company executed a promissory note (the “Sellers Subordinated Acquisition Note”), which 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. As of December 31, 2021, the amount owed was $2.0 million.

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 $2.0 million (the “Spriggs Loan”). The Spriggs Loan matures on July 10, 2022 and bears simple interest at a rate of 10.0% per annum. As of December 31, 2021, the amount owed was $2.0 million.