Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)


12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2021
Business Combination and Asset Acquisition [Abstract]  



On August 30, 2021, the Company purchased all of the outstanding membership interests in Pie Squared Holdings pursuant to a Unit Purchase Agreement (“Purchase Agreement”). Pie Squared Holdings, directly and through its four wholly-owned subsidiaries, owns, operates and franchises pizza restaurants operating under the tradename PizzaRev. The PizzaRev stores consist of three company owned stores and nine franchised locations. The purchase price is an 8% secured, convertible promissory note (“Note”) with a face value of $1.0 million and a fair value of $1.2 million at the acquisition date. Transaction costs of $0.2 million were incurred in connection with the acquisition and charged to general and administrative expenses in the consolidated and combined statement of operations for the year ended December 31, 2021. Of the total transaction costs, $0.1 million were for services provided by a related-party entity which is owned by a major investor of the Company and the Company’s Chief Financial Officer.



Amergent Hospitality Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Notes to the Consolidated and Combined Financial Statements


The assets acquired and liabilities assumed as of the acquisition date consists of the following (in thousands):


Assets acquired:      
Cash   $ 71  
Restricted cash     2,000  
Property and equipment     348  
Operating lease asset     1,391  
Trademark/tradename intangible asset     410  
Franchise rights intangible asset     410  
Goodwill     51  
Deposits and other assets     126  
Total assets acquired   $ 4,807  
Liabilities assumed:        
Gift card liability   $ 139  
Contract liabilities (deferred revenue)     36  
Deferred grant income     2,000  
Operating lease liabilities     1,438  
Total liabilities assumed   $ 3,613  
Net purchase price   $ 1,194  


Interest on the Note is due quarterly and $0.5 million of principal is due on August 30, 2022, and any remaining unpaid/non-converted amount on August 30, 2023. The Note is convertible at any time, in whole or in part, at the holder’s option but includes a beneficial ownership blocker of 4.99%. The conversion price at any time is the volume weighted average price of the Company’s common stock the 30 trading days immediately prior to delivery of notice of conversion, less a discount of 15%; provided, however, that the conversion price has a floor of $0.50 per share and a cap of $2.00 per share. The Note contains customary provisions preventing dilution and providing the holder rights in the event of fundamental transactions. The Note is secured by various security and other instruments creating a first priority lien on all of the membership interests and all of the assets of Pie Squared Holdings and subsidiaries in favor of the sellers. The Note has an estimated fair value of $1.2 million at the acquisition date as determined using a Monte Carlo simulation and the following assumptions:


Volatility     90.00 %
Risk free rate     0.08% - 0.20 %
Stock price   $ 0.52  
Credit spread     6.35 %


In 2021, and prior to the acquisition, Pie Squared Holdings received a grant under the U.S. SBA’s RRF for approximately $10.0 million. The proceeds received were mainly used to repay existing debt and to also pay operating expenses. The unused funds received under the RRF at closing of $2.0 million were placed into escrow for the benefit of the Company for working capital to be used solely in the operations of the acquired business. The Company will periodically submit to the escrow agent the planned uses of these funds, and the sellers have the right to review the planned uses to determine whether, in the sellers’ opinion, the planned uses meet the criteria of “eligible uses” under the RRF. If determined to not meet such criteria, then the escrow agent will not distribute that portion of the request. Any unused funds on March 11, 2023, or if applicable, the awardee permanently closed before using all funds on authorized purposes, are repayable to the U.S. SBA.


Restricted cash and a deferred grant income liability has been recorded on the opening balance sheet for the unused proceeds from the RRF, and the liability is being reduced as the restricted cash is used for eligible costs incurred under the RRF post acquisition.


As the Company acquired all the outstanding membership interests in Pie Squared Holdings, the Company assumed all the rights and obligations of Pie Squared Holdings that arose from transactions of Pie Squared Holdings prior to the sale event, both stated rights and obligations as well as those that are contingent. As noted above, Pie Squared Holdings applied for and received an approximately $10.0 million grant from the U.S. SBA under the RRF and used approximately $8.0 million to repay existing debt of Pie Squared Holdings and to fund some of its operating expenses. Under the RRF there is a requirement that the grant monies be for “eligible uses.” The Company, through the structure of the acquisition, is now responsible that the grant proceeds were, in fact, properly obtained and disbursed for “eligible uses.” If it is determined that Pie Squared Holdings obtained the grant improperly or the disbursement of such grant monies were not “eligible uses,” then the Company would be responsible for the ramifications of such actions, including repayment of the approximately $10.0 million of grant monies, among other items. Management completed its analysis of this contingency and concluded that, at this time, a liability does not need to be recorded for this contingency. In connection with the acquisition, the Company obtained an indemnification from the sellers which is inclusive of any matters related to the RRF.



Amergent Hospitality Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Notes to the Consolidated and Combined Financial Statements