ACQUISITION OF TRACE ANALYTICS, INC.
|9 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2019
|ACQUISITION OF TRACE ANALYTICS, INC.|
|NOTE 5 - ACQUISITION OF TRACE ANALYTICS, INC||
On January 7, 2019, the Company closed on a purchase of 520,410 shares of common stock of Trace Analytics, Inc., a Washington corporation (“Trace Analytics”). Pursuant to a Common Stock Purchase Agreement, the Company purchased Trace Analytics at a purchase price of $2.40 per share, for an aggregate purchase price of $1,250,000, of which 141,850 shares remain to be issued. Trace Analytics is a cannabis testing laboratory acquired to enable the Company to position itself as the leading provider of testing solutions for CBD products for both compliance requirements and consumer safety as these products continue to increase in popularity. Immediately following the purchase, the Company held 51% of the issued and outstanding shares of common stock of Trace Analytics and have included the financial results of Trace Analytics in the condensed consolidated financial statements from the date of acquisition, January 1, 2019.
The Common Stock Purchase Agreement included the option for Trace to repurchase 205,410 shares of Common Stock based on the occurrence of certain Repurchase Triggering Events. Based on a review of the Repurchase Triggering Events, the Company considers it unlikely that any of the events will occur. Additionally, the Company entered into a Voting Agreement with Trace concurrent with the Common Stock Purchase Agreement. The Voting Agreement provided for the designation of three out of five positions on the Trace Analytics Board of Directors by the Company. The Voting Agreement also detailed certain transactions that require two-thirds approval by the Board of Directors. The Voting Agreement is not considered to impact the ability of the Company to control the operations and assets of Trace Analytics.
The Company accounted for the transaction as a business combination in accordance with ASC 805 “Business Combinations” in which the Company recorded an initial goodwill amount of $1,941,149 as of March 31, 2019. The Company is in the process of performing an allocation of the purchase price paid for the assets acquired and the liabilities assumed. The fair values of the assets acquired as recognized at the date of the transaction on January 1, 2019 are considered provisional and subject to adjustment as additional information is obtained through the purchase price measurement period (a period of up to one year from the closing date). The provisional allocation of the purchase price is based on management’s preliminary estimates. Any prospective adjustments would change the fair value allocation as of the acquisition date. The Company is still in the process of reviewing underlying models, assumptions and discount rates used in the valuation of provisional goodwill.