|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2022
NOTE 7– BUSINESS COMBINATION
On June 21, 2022, the Company entered into a membership purchase agreement (the “Alpha 5 Agreement”) with Alpha 5 to purchase 100% of Alpha 5’s outstanding membership interests. One of the sellers of Alpha 5, Lawrence Steinman, is the Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of the Company, and as such is considered a related party to the Company. Alpha 5 was a preclinical-stage company developing a monoclonal antibody (mAbs) for the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (“ALS”) and other neuroinflammatory disorders, such as Multiple Sclerosis. Alpha 5 Integrin is based in Charlottesville, Virginia. In connection with the transaction, the Company issued to the Alpha 5 sellers 3,260,870 shares of Common Stock, which had a market value of $1.01 on the date of the transaction, and warrants to acquire 1,000,000 shares of Common Stock at an exercise price of $1.88 per share, for a period of five years from the acquisition date, the aggregate fair value of which was $0.4 million at the date of acquisition.
In addition, the Alpha 5 Agreement allows for an earnout to be paid as part of the consideration due to the sellers. As any future sales are predicated upon FDA approval, no amounts will be due the sellers in the absence of that approval. Should FDA approval be obtained the amount of the earnout payment is dependent on the attainment of certain financial targets. The terms of the earnout contain three performance target thresholds that trigger three different payout amounts depending on which of the three targets is achieved. Sales generated after the drug is no longer subject to any patent protection or regulatory exclusivity are excluded from the earnout calculation The earnout is deemed part of the consideration paid for the acquisition, in the form of contingent consideration. However, as of September 30, 2022, this amount has not yet been determined.
The Alpha 5 acquisition was accounted for as a business combination in accordance with ASC 805, Business Combinations. The preliminary fair values of the acquired assets and liabilities as of the acquisition date were:
The preliminary purchase price allocation is based on estimates of the fair values of the tangible and intangible assets acquired and liabilities assumed. The Company will utilize recognized valuation techniques as part of its final valuation of the Alpha 5 acquisition. The above purchase price allocation is preliminary and subject to change as the Company may further refine the determination of certain assets during the measurement period of one year.
The goodwill recognized is largely attributable to the potential leveraging of Alpha 5’s scientific expertise in the integrin space. The Company believes the acquisition of Alpha 5 will help in its efforts to move the treatment forward and increase its potential to have a positive impact on the treatment of ALS. This goodwill is expected to be deductible for income tax purposes. Expenses incurred in relation to this acquisition totalled to $311,065.
Unaudited Pro forma Financial Information
The following pro forma financial information presents the combined results of operations for the Company and gives effect to the business combination discussed above as if it had occurred on January 1, 2022. The pro forma financial information is presented for illustrative purposes only and is not necessarily indicative of the results of operations that would have been realized if the business combination had been completed on January 1, 2022, nor does it purport to project the results of operations of the combined company in future periods. The pro forma financial information does not give effect to any anticipated integration costs related to the acquired company.
A pro forma balance sheet was excluded from this disclosure as the transaction is already reflected in the June 30, 2022 condensed consolidated balance sheets, given there were minimal adjustments to the June 20, 2022 Alpha 5 closing balance sheet.
The entire disclosure for asset acquisition.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2009/role/commonPracticeRef