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Related Party Transactions

Related Party Transactions
9 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2022
Related Party Transactions [Abstract]  
Related Party Transactions

Note 14: Related Party Transactions

Transactions with Isaac Capital Fund and Capital Group LLC

As of June 30, 2022, ICG beneficially owns 50% of the Company’s issued and outstanding capital 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. 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 ICF 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 using essentially the same documentation from the ICF Loan. There was no balance outstanding on the note as of the date of assignment. 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 June 30, 2022, 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. On June 23, 2022, as amended by unanimous consent of the Board of Directors, the facility was increased to $6.0 million to facilitate the acquisition of Kinetic, as discussed in Note 3 above. No other terms of the Note were changed. An advance of $4.5 million was drawn on June 23, 2022 to facilitate the Kinetic acquisition, which was repaid in full on June 30, 2022. As of June 30, 2022, there was no balance outstanding on this 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 $52,000 and $56,000 in rent and other reimbursed expenses for three months ended June 30, 2022 and 2021 and $163,000 and $106,000 in rent and other reimbursed expenses for the nine months ended June 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively. Tony Isaac is the Chief Executive Officer, Corporate Secretary, and a member of the Board of Directors of JanOne.

ARCA Purchasing Agreement

On April 5, 2022, the Company entered into a Purchasing Agreement with ARCA Recycling, Inc. (“ARCA”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of JanOne. Pursuant to the agreement, the Company agrees to purchase inventory from time to time for ARCA as set forth in submitted purchase orders. The inventory is owned by the Company until payment is made by ARCA. All purchases made by the Company shall be paid back by ARCA in full plus an additional five percent surcharge or broker-type fee. The term of the Agreement is one year, and automatically renews if not terminated by either party.

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 June 30, 2022, the amount was fully repaid.

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 originally matured on July 10, 2022; however, the maturity date was extended to July 10, 2023, pursuant to unanimous consent of the Board of Directors. The Spriggs Promissory Note bears simple interest at a rate of 10.0% per annum. As of June 30, 2022, the amount owed was $2.0 million.