Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Related Party Transactions

Related Party Transactions
3 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2022
Related Party Transactions [Abstract]  
Related Party Transactions

Note 14: Related Party Transactions

Transactions with Isaac Capital Fund and Capital Group LLC

As of December 31, 2022, Isaac Capital Group LLC (“ICG”) owned 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 42.6% of the Company’s outstanding capital stock. Mr. Isaac also personally owns 219,177 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

As of December 31, 2022, the Company was a party to a term loan with ICG, of which Jon Isaac, the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, is the sole member, in the amount of $2.0 million (the “ICG 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. As of December 31, 2022, and September 30, 2022, 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, 2022, 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 $52,000 and $55,000 in rent and other reimbursed expenses for the three months ended December 31, 2022 and 2021, respectively. Tony Isaac is the President and Board of Directors member, of JanOne.

Purchase Agreement with ARCA Recycling.

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 ARCA installs it in customer's homes, and payment by ARCA to the Company is due upon ARCA's receipt of payment from the customer. 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. As of December 31, 2022, the amount due from ARCA was approximately $560,000, and the inventory balance was approximately $99,000. For the three months ended December 31, 2022, the Company recorded broker fees of approximately $15,000.

Transactions with Vintage Stock CEO.

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 December 31, 2022 and September 30, 2022, the amount owed was $2.0 million.

Transactions with Spyglass Estate Planning, LLC.

Building Leases

On July 1, 2022, in connection with its acquisition of Better Backers, Marquis entered into two building leases with Spyglass Estate Planning, LLC, a limited liability company whose sole member is Jon Isaac, the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer. The building leases are for 20-years with two options to renew for an additional five years each. 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. The Company has evaluated each lease and determined the rent amounts to be at market rates.