Recent Developments, Liquidity and Management’s Plans
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Sep. 30, 2021
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|Recent Developments, Liquidity and Management’s Plans
Note 3 – Recent Developments, Liquidity and Management’s Plans
Acquisition and Disposition of Cystron
The Company acquired 100% of the membership interests of Cystron pursuant to a Membership Interest Purchase Agreement, dated March 23, 2020 (as amended by Amendment No. 1 on May 14, 2020, the “MIPA”) from certain selling parties (the “Cystron Sellers”). The acquisition of Cystron was accounted for as a purchase of an asset. Cystron is a party to a License and Development Agreement (as amended and restated on March 19, 2020, in connection with our entry into the MIPA, the “License Agreement”) with Premas Biotech PVT Ltd. (“Premas”) whereby Premas granted Cystron, amongst other things, an exclusive license with respect to Premas’ vaccine platform for the development of a vaccine against COVID-19 and other coronavirus infections. Cystron was incorporated on March 10, 2020. Since its formation and through the date of its acquisition by the Company, Cystron did not have any employees and its sole asset consisted of the exclusive license from Premas.
On March 18, 2021, the Company and the Cystron Sellers, which are also shareholders of Oravax, entered into a Termination and Release Agreement terminating the MIPA effective upon consummation of the Contribution Agreement. In addition, the Cystron Sellers agreed to waive any change of control payment triggered under the MIPA as a result of the Merger.
On April 16, 2021, pursuant to the Contribution and Assignment Agreement, dated March 18, 2021 (the “Contribution Agreement”) by and among the Company, Cystron, Oravax Medical, Inc. (“Oravax”) and, for the limited purpose set forth therein, Premas, the parties consummated the transactions contemplated therein. Pursuant to the Contribution Agreement, among other things, the Company caused Cystron to contribute substantially all of the assets associated with its business of developing and manufacturing Cystron’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate to Oravax (the “Contribution Transaction”).
On April 16, 2021, the parties consummated the Contribution Transaction. Pursuant to the Contribution Agreement, effective upon the closing of the Merger, the Company agreed (i) to contribute an amount in cash equal to $1,500,000 to Oravax and (ii) cause Cystron to contribute substantially all of the assets associated with its business or developing and manufacturing Cystron’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate to Oravax. In consideration for the Company’s commitment to consummate the Contribution Transaction, Oravax issued to the Company shares of its capital stock (equivalent to 13% of Oravax’s outstanding capital stock on a fully diluted basis) and assumed all of the obligations or liabilities in respect of the assets of Cystron (excluding certain amounts due to Premas), including the obligations under the license agreement with Premas. In addition, Oravax agreed to pay future royalties to the Company equal to 2.5% of all net sales of products (or combination products) manufactured, tested, distributed and/or marketed by Oravax or its subsidiaries. The investment in Oravax is accounted for under the cost method. The Company’s obligation to Oravax of $1,500,000 was paid on July 1, 2021 (Note 5).
As of September 30, 2021, $300,000 is included in Trade and Other Payables on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet for amounts due to Premas under the Contribution Agreement and deferred to a future date to be determined by Premas. (Note: Pursuant to the Contribution Agreement, a total of $1,500,000 was owed to Premas, of which $1,200,000 was paid by pre-merger Akers Biosciences, Inc.)
Agreement and Plan of Merger and Reorganization
On November 11, 2020, MyMD, Merger Sub, and MyMD Florida entered into the Merger Agreement (Note 1).
Upon completion of the Merger and the transactions contemplated in the Merger Agreement, the Company issued 77.05% of the Company’s Common Stock outstanding on a fully diluted basis, assuming the exercise in full of the pre-funded warrants to purchase 986,486 shares of Company Common Stock and including 4,188,315 shares of Company Common Stock underlying options to purchase shares of pre-Merger MyMD Florida Common Stock assumed by the company at closing and after adjustments based on the Company’s net cash at closing. Holders of pre-Merger common stock of the Company held approximately 22.95% of the outstanding equity of the Company. Also upon completion of the Merger and the transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement, the Company assumed 4,188,315 MyMD Florida stock options subject to certain terms contained in the Merger Agreement (including, but not limited to, the amendment of such stock option to extend the term of such stock option for a period expiring on April 16, 2023, the second-year anniversary of the Merger. post reverse stock split shares of Company Common Stock to the former stakeholders of pre-Merger MyMD Florida at the Exchange Ratio. Upon completion of the Merger and the transactions contemplated in the Merger Agreement, the former stakeholders of pre-Merger MyMD Florida held approximately
In accordance with ASC 805, the Company accounted for the transaction as a reverse merger with Akers Biosciences, Inc. (“Akers”) as the legal acquirer and pre-Merger MyMD Florida as the accounting acquirer. As a result of the transaction, the Company recognized Goodwill totaling $10,498,539 based upon Akers’ pre-merger market capitalization of $42,477,346 less net tangible assets of $31,978,807.
Akers’ valuation is based upon common shares outstanding and vested restricted stock units (“RSU’) with a fair market value of $ per share, the closing price of Akers common shares on the NASDAQ Stock Exchange on April 16, 2021.
The holders of approximately 49.68% of outstanding shares of Company Common Stock are subject to lockup agreements pursuant to which such stockholders have agreed, except in limited circumstances, not to transfer, grant an option with respect to, sell, exchange, pledge or otherwise dispose of, or encumber, any shares of Company capital stock for 180 days following the effective time of the Merger. For the subsequent 180 days after the initial 180-day lock-up period, any disposal of Company Common Stock must be only in accordance with the volume limitations set forth in paragraph (2) of Rule 144 promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Act”).
Pursuant to the terms and conditions of the Merger Agreement, not later than 30 days after the Option Exercise Period, the Company will pay stockholders of MyMD Florida the Additional Consideration from the exercise of any MyMD Florida options assumed by the Company prior to the second-year anniversary of the Merger; provided, however, the amount of such payment will not exceed the maximum amount of cash consideration that may be received by stockholders of MyMD Florida without affecting the intended tax consequences of the Merger. As of the date of this report, there have been no exercises of the MyMD Florida options assumed by the Company.
Under the terms of the Merger Agreement, the Company has agreed to pay contingent consideration to MyMD Florida stockholders in the form of the Milestone Payments. The Milestone Payments are payable in the dollar amounts set forth in the chart below upon the achievement of the milestone events set forth opposite such dollar amount during the Milestone Period as follows:
Each milestone payment will be payable in shares of Company Common Stock (the “Milestone Shares”), with the number of Milestone Shares to be issued determined by dividing the applicable Milestone Payment amount by the volume-weighted average price of a share of the Company’s common stock during the 10 trading days immediately preceding the achievement of the milestone event; provided, however, that in no event shall the price of a share of Company Common Stock used to determine the number of Milestone Shares to be issued be deemed to be less than $5.00 per share (as adjusted for stock splits, stock dividends, reverse stock splits, and the like occurring after the closing date). Notwithstanding the foregoing, the number of Milestone Shares payable by the Company shall not exceed shares of Company Common Stock issued to MyMD Florida stockholders at the closing in connection with the Merger. As of the date of this report, the first milestone event has not been met.
As of September 30, 2021, the Company’s cash on hand was $1,375,014 and marketable securities were $14,002,767. The Company has incurred a net loss from operations of $26,649,321 for the nine months ended September 30, 2021. As of September 30, 2021, the Company had working capital of $13,855,132, stockholders’ equity of $25,891,924 including an accumulated deficit of $75,321,846. During the nine months ended September 30, 2021, cash flows used in operating activities were $14,704,008, consisting primarily of a net loss of $26,649,321 and a decrease in trade and other payables of $4,292,143 offset by non-cash share-based compensation of $. Since its inception, the Company has met its liquidity requirements principally through the sale of its common stock in public and private placements.
The Company evaluated the current cash requirements for operations in conjunction with management’s strategic plan and believes that the Company’s current financial resources as of the date of the issuance of these condensed consolidated financial statements, are sufficient to fund its current operating budget and contractual obligations as of September 30, 2021 as they fall due within the next twelve-month period, alleviating any substantial doubt raised by the Company’s historical operating results and satisfying its estimated liquidity needs for twelve months from the issuance of these condensed consolidated financial statements.