Termination of Merger Agreement
|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2017
|Disclosure Text Block Supplement [Abstract]|
|Mergers, Acquisitions and Dispositions Disclosures [Text Block]||
On October 5, 2016, the Company entered into a merger agreement to acquire the business of Soluble Systems, LLC (“Soluble”) through a series of transactions. On February 27, 2017, the Company terminated this agreement.,
In connection with the merger agreement to acquire the business of Soluble, the Company provided Soluble with bridge loans in the form of subordinated promissory notes totaling approximately $1.4 million. The Company advanced Soluble $1.0 million during the year ended December 31, 2016 and $350,000 on January 30, 2017. Pursuant to the terms of the merger agreement, the amount was to be repaid in full upon termination of the agreement. As of September 30, 2017, the Company fully reserved the amount due. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had provided for a full reserve for the amount that had been advanced to Soluble as of that date. The Company recorded bad debt expense of $350,000 during the nine months ended September 30, 2017. This expense is included in acquisition related expense. The Company also incurred approximately $285,000 of other acquisition related expenses related to the Soluble transaction during the nine months period ended September 30, 2017. The net balance of the note receivable is $0 and is included in prepaid and other current assets as of September 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016. See Note 12 - Subsequent Event.
The entire disclosure for business combinations, including leverage buyout transactions (as applicable), and divestitures. This may include a description of a business combination or divestiture (or series of individually immaterial business combinations or divestitures) completed during the period, including background, timing, and assets and liabilities recognized and reclassified or sold. This element does not include fixed asset sales and plant closings.
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