|12 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2022
|Business Combinations [Abstract]|
Note 5: Acquisitions
Acquisition of Kinetic
On June 28, 2022, Precision Marshall (“Precision”) acquired 100% of the issued and outstanding shares of common stock of The Kinetic Co., Inc. (“Kinetic”), a Wisconsin corporation, which was accomplished through a Purchase Agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”). In connection with the Purchase Agreement, Precision also entered into a Real Estate Purchase Agreement with Plant B-6, LLC, an affiliate of Kinetic, pursuant to which Precision received all of Kinetic's right, title, and interest in and to the land and improvements (collectively, the “Real Estate”) that Kinetic uses in its operations. The combined purchase price for the Kinetic shares and Real Estate was approximately $25.0 million, which was funded with approximately $11.0 million in borrowings under the company’s credit facility, approximately $8.3 million in proceeds from sale and leaseback of the Real Estate, a subordinated promissory note in the amount of $3.0 million to the Seller of Kinetic, $1.7 million of cash on-hand, a contingent earn-out liability valued at $997,000, and a working capital adjustment of approximately $400,000, which was paid in cash.
As of the date of acquisition, Precision entered into a sale and leaseback agreement with a third-party, independent of the Kinetic sellers, for the Real Estate. The sale price of the Real Estate was approximately $8.9 million, subject to closing fees of approximately $547,000.
The provisions of the lease agreement include a 20-year lease term with two five-year renewal options. The base rent under the lease agreement is $600,000 for the first year of the term and a 2% per annum escalator. The Lease Agreement is a “net lease,” such that the lessees are also obligated to pay all taxes, insurance, assessments, and other costs, expenses, and obligations of ownership of the Real Property incurred by the lessor. Due to the highly specialized nature of the leased assets, the Company currently believes that it is more likely than not that each of the two five-year options will be exercised. The proceeds, net of closing fees, from the sale-leaseback were used to assist in funding the acquisition of Kinetic.
Under the purchase price allocation, the Company recognized goodwill of approximately $3.3 million, which is calculated as the excess of both the consideration exchanged and liabilities assumed as compared to the fair value of the identifiable assets acquired. The values assigned to the assets acquired and liabilities assumed are based on their estimates of fair value available as of June 28, 2022, as calculated by an independent third-party firm. Goodwill arising from the acquisition is expected to be fully deductible for tax purposes. The table below outlines the purchase price allocation of the purchase for Kinetic to the acquired identifiable assets, liabilities assumed and goodwill as of September 30, 2022 (in $000’s):
The table below presents selected proforma information for the Company for the years ended September 30, 2022 and 2021, assuming that the acquisition had occurred on October 1, 2020 (the beginning of the Company’s 2021 fiscal year), pursuant to ASC 805-10-50 (in $000's). This proforma information does not purport to represent what the actual results of operations of the Company would have been had the acquisition occurred on that date, nor does it purport to predict the results of operations for future periods.
(1) Live for the year ended September 30, 2022. Includes Kinetic from June 29, 2022 through September 30, 2022.
(2) Kinetic from October 1, 2021 through the acquisition date of June 28, 2022.
(3) Reflects adjustments for (a) amortization expense of definite-lived intangible assets based on the preliminary fair value at the acquisition date, (b) interest expense to include proforma interest expense that would have been incurred as a result of the acquisition financing obtained by the Company, and (c) certain other expenses to reflect the post-acquisition operating environment.
(4) Live for the year ended September 30, 2021.
(5) Kinetic for the period of October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.
Acquisition of Better Backers
On July 1, 2022, Live acquired certain assets and intellectual property of Better Backers, a Georgia corporation, which was accomplished through an Asset Purchase Agreement (the “Asset Purchase Agreement”). No liabilities were assumed as part of the acquisition. The purchase price, which is subject to certain post-closing adjustments, was approximately $3.2 million, which is comprised of $1.8 million that was paid upon closing, and the $1.4 million present value of $1.5 million of non-compete payments to be made over a 24-month period. In order to expedite the transaction, the acquisition was originally made by Live, and the $1.8 million paid upon closing was funded with borrowings under the Live’s credit line with Isaac Capital Group (“ICG”). On August 18, 2022, Marquis repaid the $1.8 million to ICG and assumed ownership of Better Backers.
In connection with the acquisition, Marquis entered into two 20-year building leases with Spyglass Estate Planning, LLC, a related party (see Note 16), with two options to renew for an additional five years each. The fair value of the buildings and improvement is approximately $9.3 million. The provisions of the lease agreements include an initial 24-month month-to-month rental period, during which the lessee may cancel with 90-day notice, followed by a 20-year lease term with two five-year renewal options. Due to the highly specialized nature of the leased assets, the Company currently believes that it is more likely than not that it will not cancel during the initial 24-month term, and that each of the two five-year options will be exercised. The base rent under the lease agreements is approximately $73,000 and $32,000 per month, respectively, for the first year of the term, and a 2.5% per annum escalator. The lease agreements are each “net leases”, such that the lessee is also obligated to pay all taxes, insurance, assessments, and other costs, expenses, and obligations of ownership of the property. The Company has evaluated each lease and determined the rent amounts to be at market rates. These leases are being treated as finance leases for accounting purposes, as described in ASC 842 “Leases”.
Under the purchase price allocation, no goodwill was recognized. The values assigned to the assets acquired are based on their estimates of fair value available as of July 1, 2022, as calculated by management. The table below outlines the purchase price allocation of the purchase for Better Backers to the acquired identifiable assets (in $000’s):
The entire disclosure for a business combination (or series of individually immaterial business combinations) completed during the period, including background, timing, and recognized assets and liabilities. The disclosure may include leverage buyout transactions (as applicable).
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