|3 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2021
Investments consist of the following:
Common stock of Sonnet
In 2020 the Company received warrants to purchase Sonnet common stock as part of consideration for the Merger with Sonnet (See Note 1). On November 17, 2020, the Company exercised the warrants and holds common stock of Sonnet.
Chanticleer Investors LLC
The Company invested $800,000 during 2011 and 2012 in exchange for a 22% ownership stake in Chanticleer Investors, LLC, which in turn held a 3% interest in Hooters of America, the operator and franchisor of the Hooters Brand worldwide. As a result, the Company’s effective economic interest in Hooters of America was approximately 0.6%. Effective June 28, 2019, Hooters of America closed on the sale of a controlling interest in the company. The consideration paid in the sale transaction was a combination of cash proceeds and equity in the newly formed company. The Company netted approximately $48,000 in cash upon the transaction and retained a non-controlling interest in the equity of the newly-formed company.
In June 2019, an analysis of the transaction and the value of the cash received and retained non-controlling interest was performed. The Company concluded that its investment was impaired as of June 30, 2019 and recorded a $435,000 write down of the investment during the year ended December 31, 2019. No further impairment charges were recognized since that time.
The entire disclosure for investment.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2009/role/commonPracticeRef