Termination of Merger Agreement
|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2017
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|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 $0.4 million 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 December 31, 2016, the Company had provided for a full reserve for the amount that had been advanced to Soluble as of that date.
On October 27, 2017, the Company received $1 million under an agreement with Soluble in connection with amounts advanced to Soluble by the Company. With the receipt of this $1 million, the Company acknowledged that all amounts due to the Company from Soluble are paid in full. During the year ended December 31, 2017, the Company recorded a reduction in acquisition-related expenses of $365,000 which consisted of the recovery of bad debt expense of $650,000, offset by approximately $285,000 of other acquisition-related expenses.
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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