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Acquisitions and Divestitures

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Acquisitions and Divestitures
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2022
Business Combination and Asset Acquisition [Abstract]  
Acquisitions and Divestitures

Note 3 — Acquisitions and Divestitures

 

Acquisitions

 

AdRizer, LLC

 

On February 11, 2022, the Company acquired all of the outstanding equity interests of AdRizer and cancelled all outstanding performance units under AdRizer’s phantom equity plan (“Performance Units”) pursuant to that certain Unit Purchase Agreement among the Company, AdRizer, the members of AdRizer and the holders of Performance Units of AdRizer (collectively, the “Seller Members”), and Innovative Assets LLC, in its capacity as the sellers’ representative (the “Unit Purchase Agreement”), resulting in AdRizer becoming a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company. The purchase price paid and payable consists of (i) $38 million in cash paid at closing, of which $10 million was deposited in an escrow account to secure the Seller Members’ indemnification obligations under the Unit Purchase Agreement, subject to customary post-closing adjustments for working capital and other items, and (ii) up to 10 million shares of the Company’s common stock to be issued on January 1, 2024, determined by dividing $50 million by the volume weighted average price of the Company’s common stock reported by Bloomberg LP for the 20 trading days preceding such date, subject to a floor price of $5.00 and maximum price of $8.00 per share (the “Purchase Price Equity”). The Company estimated the fair value of the Purchase Price Equity to be issued was $23,250,000.

 

If a Company change of control transaction occurs on or prior to January 1, 2024, the issuance of the Purchase Price Equity may be accelerated to allow each Seller Member to participate in such transaction on the same terms as other common stockholders of the Company (the “Acceleration”), provided that, to the extent that the consideration to be paid to the common stockholders of the Company in such transaction does not consist entirely of cash or free-trading securities listed on a national stock exchange, (i) each Seller Member may elect the Acceleration except with respect to Purchase Price Equity issuable in respect of the Performance Units, and (b) if any Seller Member has not elected the Acceleration, to the extent permitted and with respect to the Performance Units, the Company shall (i) pay each such applicable Seller Member a cash amount equal to 50% of such Seller’s Member’s pro rata portion of the Purchase Price Equity (the “Forfeited Purchase Price Equity”) and (ii) issue such Seller Member’s pro rata portion of the Purchase Price Equity less the Forfeited Purchase Price Equity.

 

 

Upon the closing of the acquisition, AdRizer entered into a new employment agreement with its chief executive officer, Kenneth Bond. Certain Seller Members including those who are employees, officers, directors or managers of AdRizer and their affiliates also agreed to be bound by three-year post-closing non-competition and non-solicitation restrictive covenants pursuant to the Unit Purchase Agreement.

 

The Company has accounted for the AdRizer acquisition as a business combination under the acquisition method of accounting. The Company has classified the Purchase Price Equity as a deferred acquisition liability.

 

The purchase price allocation presented below is preliminary given the recent closing of the AdRizer acquisition. We are in the process of evaluating additional information necessary to finalize the valuation of assets acquired and liabilities assumed as of the acquisition date including, but not limited to, post-closing adjustments to the working capital acquired and identification and valuation of developed technology and intangible assets acquired, fair value of AdRizer’s investment in Mind Tank, LLC, as well as the fair value of the equity consideration transferred. The final fair value determination could result in material adjustments to the values presented in the preliminary purchase price allocation, including other intangible assets, goodwill and the related tax impact of such adjustments. We expect to finalize the purchase price allocation within the measurement period.

 

    AdRizer  
Cash paid   $

37,936,323

 
Fair value of deferred acquisition price     23,250,000  
Purchase consideration   $ 61,186,323  

 

    AdRizer  
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 3,085,747  
Accounts receivable     5,564,539  
Other current assets     822,311  
Property and equipment     191,654  
Intangible assets, including goodwill     58,864,751  
Total assets acquired     68,529,002  
         
Accounts payable and accrued expenses     7,342,678  
Total liabilities assumed     7,342,678  
    $ 61,186,323  

 

The Company recognized $8,216,000 of acquisition related costs, including $6,750,000 paid to ZASH for the assignment of ZASH’s rights under a letter of intent to acquire AdRizer (See Note 13- Related Party Transactions) that were expensed during the three months ended March 31, 2022. These costs are included in the consolidated statement of operations in the line item entitled “Selling, General and Administrative”.

 

 

The activity of AdRizer is included in the Company’s consolidated financial statements from the acquisition date to March 31, 2022. The amounts of revenue and earnings of AdRizer from the acquisition date of February 11, 2022 to March 31, 2022 are as follows:

         
Revenue   $ 7,653,085  
Net income     147,618  

 

The following represents the pro forma consolidated statement of operations as if AdRizer had been included in the consolidated results of operations of the Company for the three month period ended March 31, 2022 and 2021. The pro forma financial information is for illustrative purposes only, does not include the pro forma adjustments that would be required under Regulation S-X for pro forma financial information, is not necessarily indicative of the financial position or results of operations that would have been realized if the acquisition had been completed on the dates indicated, does not reflect synergies that might have been achieved, nor is it indicative of future operating results or financial position. The pro forma information is based upon currently available information and does not reflect any additional depreciation or amortization that would have been charged assuming fair value adjustments to developed technology and other intangible assets, together with the consequential tax effects, which have not yet been finalized.

 

             
    For the Three Months  
    Ended March 31,  
    2022     2021  
    (Unaudited)     (Unaudited)  
Revenues, net     14,732,998       11,767,354  
Net loss attributable to Vinco Ventures, Inc.     (372,965,693 )     (62,374,954 )

 

Asset Acquisitions

 

Emmersive Entertainment Asset Contribution

 

On April 17, 2021, Vinco and EVNT entered into (and closed on) a certain Asset Contribution Agreement (“Asset Contribution Agreement”) with Emmersive Entertainment, Inc. (“Emmersive”), pursuant to which Emmersive contributed/transferred to the Company the assets used for Emmersive’s business, which include digital assets, software and certain physical assets (the “Contributed Assets”) in consideration for, among other things, the Company assuming certain obligations of Emmersive, hiring certain employees, and issuing 1,000,000 preferred membership units (“Preferred Units”) in the Company to Emmersive and/or its shareholders (“Preferred Members”) pursuant to a First Amended and Restated Operating Agreement for the Company dated as of April 17, 2021(“Amended Operating Agreement”). Certain put rights are associated with Preferred Units, which if exercised by the Preferred Members, obligates Vinco to purchase the Preferred Units in exchange for 1,000,000 shares of Vinco Venture’s common stock (“Put Rights”). In addition, the Preferred Members have the opportunity to earn up to 4,000,000 Conditional Preferred Units if certain conditions are satisfied for each of the four earn out targets (“Earn-Out Targets”). The Earn-Out Targets are described below:

 

Earn-Out Target 1: In the event that the Company (1) develops a minimally viable product for the NFT Technology to validate the utility of the product/platform with features to attract and transact with customers and (2) is successful on-boarding a minimum of 10 approved influential celebrities on or before December 31, 2021, the Company shall issue to Emmersive and/or Emmersive’s shareholders, 1,000,000 Conditional Preferred Units, with Put Rights.

 

Earn-Out Target 2: In the event that the Company generates a minimum of $7,000,000 in annualized booked revenues inclusive of revenues generated from the celebrities onboarded by the Company (collectively “Attributed Revenue”) in any three-calendar-month period ending on or before March 31, 2022 (i.e. more than $1,750,000 in Attributed Revenue in a period of three consecutive calendar months), the Company shall issue to Emmersive and/or Emmersive’s shareholders 1,000,000 Conditional Preferred Units, with the Put Rights. The Earn-out arrangement with the former sellers of Emmersive as described below provides extensions whereby the former sellers of Emmersive would still be eligible for the Earn-out Target 2.

 

 

Earn-Out Target 3: In the event that the Company generates a minimum of $28,000,000 in annualized Attributed Revenues in any three-calendar-month period ending on or before December 31, 2022 (i.e. more than $7,000,000 in Attributed Revenue in a period of three consecutive calendar months), the Company shall issue to Emmersive and/or Emmersive’s shareholders 1,000,000 Conditional Preferred Units, with Put Rights.

 

Earn Out Target 4: In the event that the Company generates a minimum of $62,000,000 in annualized Attributed Revenues in any three-calendar-month period ending on or before December 31, 2023 (i.e. more than $15,500,000 in Attributed Revenue in a period of three consecutive calendar months), the Company shall issue to Emmersive and/or Emmersive’s shareholders 1,000,000 Conditional Preferred Units, with Put Rights.

 

On April 17, 2021, the transactions under both the Asset Contribution Agreement and Amended Operating Agreement closed. The Preferred Units and Conditional Preferred Units were valued at $2,100,00 and $5,300,000, respectively, and recorded as an intangible asset. On October 19, 2021, the Preferred Unit Holders were issued 1,000,000 shares of common stock of Vinco in exchange for the Preferred Units.

 

The following table summarizes the aggregate purchase price consideration paid for the acquisition of the asset:

 

    April 17, 2021  
       
Fair value of shares reserved for future issuance and earn out shares   $ 7,400,000  
Fair value of assumed notes payable     151,987  
Total     7,551,987  

 

On February 25, 2022, Emmersive, certain former shareholders of Emmersive (collectively, the “Emmersive Parties”), the Company and EVNT entered into a Termination and Release Agreement, terminating certain transaction documents dated April 17, 2021, in connection with which the Emmersive Parties and Cryptyde also entered into a Milestone Agreement for the earnout shares to be earned and any remaining consideration to be paid by Cryptyde with an effective date of both the agreements upon the spin-off of Cryptyde being declared effective by the SEC (the “Effective Date”). Upon the Effective Date, the agreements will release the Company of the obligation to deliver the additional 4,000,000 earn-out shares provided under the Asset Contribution Agreement. The contingent consideration to be paid by Cryptyde upon the successful completion of the spin-off are described below:

 

Earned Shares: Issuance of 300,000 registered shares of common stock of Cryptyde (“Cryptyde Shares”) within 30 days after the effectiveness of our first registration statement following the spin-off.

 

Milestone 1: In the event that Cryptyde generates a minimum of $5,500,000 in annualized booked revenues from the operation of the Musician & Artist Platform (“Attributed Revenue”) ending eight (8) months following the Effective Date (“Tranche 1 Milestone Date”), the Emmersive Parties shall receive 100,000 restricted Cryptyde Shares (“Tranche One”) within 30 after the Tranche 1 Milestone Date. In the event that Cryptyde does not satisfy this milestone for any reason by the Tranche 1 Milestone Date, the Emmersive Parties shall have no rights to the additional Cryptyde Shares.

 

Milestone 2: After the Effective Date, in the event Cryptyde generates a minimum of $26,500,000 in annualized Attributed Revenues in any three-calendar month period ending on or before September 30, 2023, from the Musician & Artist Platform, the Emmersive Parties shall receive an additional 100,000 restricted Cryptyde Shares (“Tranche Two”). In the event Milestone Two is achieved, then Milestone One shall also be deemed to have been achieved. In the event that Cryptyde does not satisfy Milestone Two for any reason by September 30, 2023, the Emmersive Parties shall have no rights to Tranche Two.

 

Milestone 3: After the Effective Date in the event that Cryptyde generates a minimum of $60,000,000 in annualized Attributed Revenues in any three-calendar-month period ending on or before September 30, 2024, from the Musician & Artist Platform, Emmersive Parties shall receive an additional 100,000 restricted Cryptyde Shares (“Tranche Three”). In the event Milestone Three is achieved, then Milestones One and Two shall also be deemed to have been achieved. In the event that Cryptyde does not satisfy Milestone Three for any reason by September 30, 2024, time being of the essence, the Emmersive Parties shall have no rights to Tranche Three. In the event that Cryptyde satisfies Milestone Three in the time prescribed they shall have the right to receive an additional 100,000 restricted shares of Cryptyde Shares (“Bonus Tranche”). In the event that Cryptyde does not satisfy Milestone Three for any reason, the Emmersive Parties shall have no rights to the Bonus Tranche.

 

 

Divestitures

 

CBAV1, LLC Divestiture

 

On March 12, 2021, the bankruptcy court approved the sale of CBAV1, LLC’ assets used for its business of selling children’s products to BTL Diffusion SARL, the winning bidder, at the auction held on March 10, 2021 and March 11, 2021 for a total sum of $3,000,000, which includes a cash payment at closing in the amount of $2,650,000, less certain closing costs and credits, and additional royalty payments in the amount of $150,000 on April 15, 2022 and in the amount of $200,000 on April 15, 2023 (“CBAV1-BTL Transaction”).

 

A first closing of the CBAV1-BTL Transaction occurred on April 16, 2021, with the transfer of assets and release of funds completed on April 21, 2021. Contemporaneously with the closing on April 21, 2021, a certain license agreement between CBAV1 and Edison Nation, LLC terminated and any remaining operational assets of Edison Nation were transferred to BTL.

 

The table below shows the assets that the Company transferred to BTL and the components of the loss on discontinued operations:

 

   

April 21, 2021

 
Cash received from buyer     2,529,565  
         
Accounts receivable     (293,005 )
Inventory     (665,522 )
Prepaid expenses     (160,666 )
Intangible assets     (5,540,952 )
Loss on divestiture     4,130,580  
Operating loss of discontinued operations     178,200  
Bankruptcy costs     803,320  
Loss on discontinued operations     5,112,100  

 

Expected Spin-Off of Cryptyde, Inc.

 

On November 8, 2021, our subsidiary Cryptyde initially filed, and on January 25, 2022, March 18, 2022 and May 13, 2022 amended, a Form 10 registration statement with the SEC (the “Form 10”) in connection with our planned spin-off of Cryptyde, subject to certain conditions as described in the registration statement, including the effectiveness of the registration statement, receipt of an opinion of counsel to the effect that, among other things, the spin-off and related transactions should qualify as tax-free for United States federal income tax purposes under Sections 368(a)(1)(D) and 355 of the Internal Revenue Code, and Nasdaq having approved the listing of Cryptyde’s common stock. Cryptyde holds our packaging, Bitcoin mining services, and Web3 (decentralized internet) products businesses.

 

On May 16, 2022, the Form 10 was declared effective. The record date for the spin-off is May 18, 2022 and the distribution date is scheduled for May 27, 2022. Upon completion of the spin-off, Cryptyde would become an independent, publicly traded company.