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Convertible Debt and Convertible Debt, Related Party

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Convertible Debt and Convertible Debt, Related Party
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2020
Convertible Debt And Convertible Debt Related Party [Abstract]  
Convertible Debt and Convertible Debt, Related Party

Note 7 – Convertible Debt and Convertible Debt, Related Party 

 

As of September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, the Company’s convertible debt consisted of the following:

  

    September 30, 2020     December 31, 2019  
    Gross
Principal
Amount
    Debt
Discount
    Convertible
Debt,
Net of
Debt Discount
    Gross
Principal
Amount
    Debt
Discount
    Convertible
Debt,
Net of
Debt Discount
 
Convertible bridge notes   $ 1,000,000     $ -     $ 1,000,000     $ 13,000,000     $ (154,499 )   $ 12,845,501  
Convertible bridge notes, related party     1,000,000      
-
      1,000,000       1,000,000       (11,885 )     988,115  
Senior secured convertible notes     5,672,727       (3,090,022 )     2,582,705      
-
     
-
     
-
 
Total   $ 7,672,727     $ (3,090,022 )   $ 4,582,705     $ 14,000,000     $ (166,384 )   $ 13,833,616  

Convertible Bridge Notes and Convertible Bridge Notes, Related Party 

 

Pursuant to an Amendment and Acknowledgement Agreement dated August 5, 2019, the convertible bridge notes (the “Bridge Notes”) are secured by the assets of the Company and originally matured on August 23, 2020 (the “Maturity Date”). The Bridge Notes are convertible into shares of AESE common stock at any time at a conversion price of $8.50 per share. Further, the minimum interest to be paid under each Bridge Note shall be the greater of (a) 18 months of accrued interest at 12% per annum; or (b) the sum of the actual interest accrued plus 6 months of additional interest at 12% per annum. In the event of default, the Bridge Notes shall become immediately due and payable upon the written notice of the holder.

 

If any holder elects to convert their Bridge Note into common stock, they would be entitled to receive additional shares of common stock (“Contingent Consideration Shares”) equal to the product of (i) 3,846,153 shares, multiplied by (ii) that holder’s investment amount, divided by (iii) $100,000,000, if at any time within five years after the August 9, 2019 closing date, the last exchange-reported sale price of common stock trades at or above $13.00 for thirty (30) consecutive calendar days.

 

On April 29, 2020, the Company and a holder of a $5,000,000 Bridge Note (the “Noteholder”), entered into a Secured Convertible Note Modification and Conversion Agreement (the “Amendment 1”), pursuant to which the Noteholder converted $2,000,000 of the principal amount of its $5,000,000 Bridge Note into 1,250,000 shares of the Company’s common stock at a reduced conversion price of $1.60 per share. On May 22, 2020, the Company and the Noteholder entered into a Secured Convertible Note Modification and Conversion Agreement No. 2 (“Amendment 2”), pursuant to which the remaining principal amount of the $5,000,000 Bridge Note ($3,000,000) was converted into 2,142,857 shares of the Company’s common stock at a reduced conversion price of $1.40 per share. Further, pursuant to Amendment 1 and Amendment 2, interest on the $5,000,000 principal owed to the Noteholder prior to conversion will continue to accrue through the maturity date as if the principal amount had not been converted. Minimum accrued interest payable pursuant to Amendment 2 in the amount of $1,421,096 (the “Accrued Interest”) is payable on or before the maturity date. No Contingent Consideration Shares were issued in connection with the conversion since the requirements for issuance were not met. 

 

On June 8, 2020, the Company and the Noteholder entered into Secured Convertible Note Modification Agreement No. 3 (“Amendment 3” and together with Amendment 1 and Amendment 2, the “Amendments”). Pursuant to Amendment 3, the Accrued Interest is converted into principal under the Noteholder’s Bridge Note (the “Amended Bridge Note”). See Note 8 - Bridge Note Payable for additional details. 

 

The Company recorded a conversion inducement charge of $5,247,531 as a result of the Amendments, consisting of $4,998,845 representing the value of common stock issued upon conversion in excess of the common stock issuable under the original terms of the $5,000,000 Bridge Note, and $248,686, representing the excess of minimum interest payable pursuant to Amendment 3 over the interest payable pursuant to the original terms of the $5,000,000 Bridge Note. 

 

On June 8, 2020, the Company paid $8,670,431 in satisfaction of principal in the amount of $7,000,000 and interest in the amount of $1,670,431 owed in connection with other Bridge Notes. Further, on June 8, 2020, the Company and the holders (the “Extending Bridge Noteholders”) of the two remaining Bridge Notes outstanding in the aggregate principal amount of $2,000,000 (together, the “Extended Bridge Notes”), of which principal in the amount of $1,000,000 is owed to the spouse of the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and Director, entered into a Secured Convertible Note Modification (Extension) Agreement with the Company (together, the “Bridge Note Extensions”) pursuant to which, among other things, the Extending Bridge Noteholders agreed to extend the maturity date of their respective Extended Bridge Note until February 23, 2022. Interest on the Extended Bridge Notes will continue to accrue at 12.0% per year and may be prepaid without penalty. The remaining provisions of the Extended Bridge Notes remain unchanged and in effect. 

 

On August 13, 2020 the Company paid in cash an aggregate of $425,096 related to interest payable on the Extended Bridge Notes, such that the balance of principal and interest outstanding under the Extended Bridge Notes as of September 30, 2020 is $2,000,000 and $24,760, respectively.

 

The Company recorded interest expense of $65,836 and $1,355,549 (including amortization of debt discount of $5,386 and $166,385), respectively, related to the Bridge Notes and the Extended Bridge Notes during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020, and recorded interest expense of $447,847, and $505,710 (including amortization of debt discount of $36,414 and $36,414), respectively, during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019. As of September 30, 2020, all debt discount on the Convertible Bridge Notes and Extended Bridge Notes has been fully amortized. 

 

Senior Secured Convertible Notes 

 

On June 8, 2020, pursuant to a securities purchase agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”) between the Company and certain accredited investors (the “Investors”), the Company issued two senior secured convertible notes (the “Senior Notes”) with an aggregate principal balance of $9,600,000 and immediately vested five-year warrants to purchase an aggregate 1,454,546 shares of common stock at an exercise price of $4.125 per share for net cash proceeds of $9,000,000. The Senior Notes are secured by the assets of the Company, bear interest at 8% per annum and mature on June 8, 2022, with an aggregate of $1,536,000 of interest guaranteed to be paid to the Investors. The Purchase Agreement contains customary representations and warranties, and the Company agreed it would not take on additional debt from third parties without the Investors’ written approval, subject to certain exceptions for ordinary course trade debt. The Company also agreed to use 35% of the proceeds from future financings in excess of $3 million (or $5 million if approved by the Investors) to pay down the outstanding balance on the Loan. The Company reserves its rights under the Purchase Agreement to consummate, subject to certain exceptions, a debtor or equity offering of up to $5 million in the future. 

 

The Senior Notes and two years of interest are payable in equal monthly installments (the “Monthly Redemption Payment”), commencing on August 7, 2020. Each Monthly Redemption Payment may be paid at the Company’s option in cash, or in shares of common stock (the “Stock Settlement Option”) at a price equal to 87% of the lowest daily volume weighted average price in the 10 days prior to the scheduled payment date (the “Stock Settlement Price”), provided that (i) the Company gives thirty days written irrevocable notice prior to the Monthly Redemption Payment (the “Monthly Redemption Notice”), (ii) all amounts due have been paid timely, (iii) there are sufficient number of authorized shares available to be issued, (iv) the Investors do not possess any material non-public information at the time the Company issues the common stock, and (v) the Company’s shares have met certain minimum volume and closing price thresholds. The Stock Settlement Price cannot be lower than $0.734 per share. Monthly Redemption Payments paid in cash require the payment of a 10% premium in addition to the monthly installment. 

 

Each Investor may accelerate up to four Monthly Redemption Payments in any calendar month and may elect to have such accelerated Monthly Redemption Payments paid in shares of the Company’s common stock at the Stock Settlement Price of the contemporaneous or immediately prior Monthly Redemption Payment, instead of in cash. 

 

The Senior Notes are convertible at each Investor’s option, in whole or in part, and from time to time, into shares of the Company’s common stock (the “Holder Conversion Option” and together, with the Stock Settlement Option, the “ECOs”) at $3.30 per share (subject to adjustment to convert at the same price as any subsequent issuances of Company common stock at a lower issuance price, subject to certain exceptions) (the “Holder Conversion Price”); provided, however, that the parties may not affect any such conversion that would result in an Investor (together with its affiliates) owning in excess of 4.99% of the number of shares of the Company’s common stock outstanding immediately after giving effect to the conversion (the “Beneficial Ownership Limitation”). Each Investor, upon notice to the Company, may elect to increase or decrease its Beneficial Ownership Limitation, provided that the Beneficial Ownership Limitation may not exceed 9.99%. The Company determined that the ECOs contained a beneficial conversion feature (“BCF”) in the amount of $523,636, which was credited to additional paid in capital. 

 

Upon the issuance of the Senior Notes, the Company recorded a debt discount at issuance in the aggregate amount $6,296,555, consisting of (i) the $600,000 difference between the aggregate principal amount of the Senior Notes and the cash proceeds received, (ii) the relative fair value of the warrants of $1,205,959 (which were credited to additional paid in capital), (iii) two years’ guaranteed interest of $1,536,000 (credited to interest payable), (iv) the BCF of $523,636 (credited to additional paid in capital), (v) non-cash interest in the amount of $1,664,000, representing the difference between the anticipated issuance date fair value of common stock issued and the Stock Settlement Price, for Monthly Redemption Payments (credited to interest payable), and (vi) financing costs of $766,961. The debt discount is being amortized using the effective interest method over the term of the Senior Notes. During the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020, the Company recorded amortization of debt discount of $1,219,323 and $1,472,766, respectively, related to the Senior Notes, and recorded an extinguishment loss of $1,733,768 and $1,733,768, respectively, in connection with the extinguishment of Senior Notes resulting from accelerated Monthly Redemption Payments. Debt discount in the amount of $3,090,021 remains to be amortized as of September 30, 2020.

 

During the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020, the Company issued 3,161,970 shares of its common stock, as Monthly Redemption Payments in satisfaction of aggregate amount of $3,927,273 of principal and $628,364 interest payable owed on the Senior Notes, of which 2,472,302 shares were issued in connection with accelerated Monthly Redemption Payments in the aggregate amount of $3,543,273 (representing $3,054,546 and $488,727 of principal and interest, respectively). The Company recorded additional non-cash interest expense in the amount of $183,373 in connection with Monthly Redemption Payments during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020, respectively. As of September 30, 2020, gross principal and guaranteed interest of $5,672,727 and $907,636, respectively, remains outstanding on the Senior Notes and is payable in 12 monthly installments through September 1, 2021.