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4. Related Party Transactions

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4. Related Party Transactions
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2019
Related Party Transactions [Abstract]  
Related Party Transactions

Note 4 — Related Party Transactions

 

Founder Shares

 

In connection with the organization of the Company, a total of 2,875,000 shares of common stock were sold to the Sponsor at a price of approximately $0.0087 per share for an aggregate of $25,000 (“Founder Shares”). On October 4, 2017, the Company effected a stock dividend of 0.2 shares for each of the then outstanding Founder Shares, resulting in the issuance of an additional 575,000 Founder Shares, bringing the total to 3,450,000 Founder Shares including an aggregate of up to 450,000 Founder Shares that were subject to forfeiture to the extent that the over-allotment option was not exercised by the underwriters in full or in part. The Sponsor would have been required to forfeit only a number of Founder Shares necessary to continue to maintain the 20.0% ownership interest in our shares of common stock after giving effect to the offering and exercise, if any, of the underwriters’ over-allotment option (excluding the Placement Shares and any shares included in units acquired in the Initial Public Offering). As a result of the underwriters’ election to exercise their over-allotment option in full on October 18, 2017, the 450,000 Founders Shares previously subject to forfeiture are no longer subject to forfeiture.

 

Subject to certain limited exceptions, 50% of the Founder Shares will not be transferred, assigned, sold until the earlier of: (i) one year after the date of the consummation of the initial Business Combination or (ii) the date on which the closing price of the Company’s common stock equals or exceeds $12.50 per share (as adjusted) for any 20 trading days within any 30-trading day period commencing after the initial Business Combination, and the remaining 50% of the Founder Shares will not be transferred, assigned, sold until one year after the date of the consummation of the initial Business Combination, or earlier, in either case, if, subsequent to the Company’s initial Business Combination, the Company consummates a subsequent liquidation, merger, stock exchange, reorganization or other similar transaction which results in all of shareholders having the right to exchange their common stock for cash, securities or other property.

 

Related Party Loans

 

In order to finance transaction costs in connection with an intended initial business combination, our sponsor, officers, directors or their affiliates may, but are not obligated to, loan us funds as may be required. If we consummate an initial business combination, we would repay such loaned amounts. In the event that the initial business combination does not close, we may use a portion of the working capital held outside the trust account to repay such loaned amounts, but no proceeds from our trust account would be used for such repayment. Up to $1,500,000 of such loans may be convertible into units of the post business combination entity at a price of $10.00 per unit at the option of the lender. The units would be identical to the Placement Units.

 

As of March 31, 2019, the Sponsor has loaned the Company, in the form of a convertible promissory notes, an aggregate of $650,000 to cover expenses related to a proposed business combination. The notes are unsecured, non-interest bearing and are payable at the consummation by the Company of a Business Combination. Upon consummation of a Business Combination, the principal balance of the notes may be converted, at the Sponsor’s option, to units at a price of $10.00 per unit. The terms of the units are identical to the units issued by the Company in its private placement. If the Sponsor converts the entire principal balance of the convertible promissory notes, it would receive 65,000 units. If a Business Combination is not consummated, the notes will not be repaid by the Company and all amounts owed thereunder by the Company will be forgiven except to the extent that the Company has funds available to it outside of its trust account established in connection with the initial public offering. The issuance of the notes to the Sponsor were exempt pursuant to Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

 

Administrative Service Agreement

 

Commencing on the effective date of the Initial Public Offering through the earlier of our consummation of our initial business combination or our liquidation, the Sponsor makes available to us certain general and administrative services, including office space, utilities and administrative support, as we may require from time to time. The Company agreed to pay the Sponsor $10,000 per month for these services. Management fee expense of $30,000 was recognized by the Company for both the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018.

 

Accounts Payable - Related Party

 

Accounts payable – related party represents balances due to the Sponsor for general expenses paid by the Sponsor on behalf of the Company.