Recent Developments, Liquidity and Management’s Plans
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Mar. 31, 2022
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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 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”).
As of December 31, 2021, all amounts due to Premas under the Contribution Agreement have been paid. (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 was 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.
Schedule of Net Assets Acquired to be Allocated to Goodwill
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 in combined company common stock to MYMD Florida stockholders if the combined company meets certain market capitalization milestones, referred to as Milestone Events, during the period commencing on the business day following the closing date of the merger and ending on the 36 month anniversary of such date, referred to as the Milestone Period. The Milestone Events and corresponding Milestone Payments are set forth in the table below.
Summary of Milestone Events Payment
For purposes of the table above, “market capitalization” means, with respect to any trading day, the product of (i) the total outstanding shares of the combined company common stock and (ii) the volume weighted average trading price for the combined company common stock for such trading day.
As of March 31, 2022, the Company’s cash on hand was $1,189,223 and marketable securities were $7,998,891. The Company has incurred a net loss from operations of $4,122,033 for the three months ended March 31, 2022. As of March 31, 2022, the Company had working capital of $7,605,453 and stockholders’ equity of $19,622,141 including an accumulated deficit of $82,683,601. During the three months ended March 31, 2022, cash flows used in operating activities were $2,366,182, consisting primarily of a net loss of $4,122,033 offset by an increase in trade and other payables of $1,431,487. 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 (which includes financing activity) 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 March 31, 2022 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.
Management created an alternative plan that in the event a financing was not consummated by September 30, 2022, management would slow down clinical efforts and defer other general and administrative costs as needed in order to maintain adequate cash reserves to maintain operations for an additional six months, providing additional time to complete a financing. Management believes a financing will occur prior to September 30, 2022.