Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Related Parties

Related Parties
12 Months Ended
Dec. 28, 2019
Related Party Transactions [Abstract]  
Related Parties

Note 22:

  Related parties

Tony Isaac, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, is the father of Jon Isaac, President and Chief Executive Officer of Live Ventures Incorporated (“Live”) and managing member of Isaac Capital Group LLC, a greater than 5% stockholder of the Company. Tony Isaac, Chief Executive Officer, Virland Johnson, Chief Financial Officer, Richard Butler, Board of Directors member, and Dennis Gao, Board of Directors member of the Company, are Board of Directors member, Chief Financial Officer, Board of Directors member, and Board of Directors members, respectively, of Live. The Company also shares certain executive, accounting and legal services with Live. The total services shared were $193 and $211 for fiscal years ending December 28, 2019 and December 29, 2018, respectively. Customer Connexx rents approximately 9,879 square feet of office space from Live Ventures Incorporated at its Las Vegas, NV office. The total rent and common area expense were $177 and $174 for fiscal years ending December 28, 2019 and December 29, 2018, respectively.

ApplianceSmart Note

On December 30, 2017, Purchaser entered into the Agreement with the Company and ApplianceSmart. Pursuant to the Agreement, the Purchaser purchased from the Company all of the Stock of ApplianceSmart in exchange for the Purchase Price. Effective April 1, 2018, the Purchaser issued the ApplianceSmart Note with a three-year term in the original principal amount of $3,919 for the balance of the purchase price. ApplianceSmart is guaranteeing the repayment of the ApplianceSmart Note.

On December 26, 2018, the ApplianceSmart Note was amended and restated to grant the Company a security interest in the assets of the Purchaser, ApplianceSmart, and ApplianceSmart Contracting Inc. in exchange for modifying the repayment terms to provide for the payment in full of all accrued interest and principal on April 1, 2021, the maturity date of the ApplianceSmart Note.

On March 15, 2019, the Company entered into subordination agreements with third parties pursuant to which it agreed to subordinate the payment of indebtedness under the ApplianceSmart Note and the Company’s security interest in the assets of ApplianceSmart and other related parties in exchange for up to $1,200 payable within 15 days of the agreement. ApplianceSmart can re-borrow up to the principal amount of the Note, $3,919. Additionally, the Company advanced ApplianceSmart $355 during fiscal 2019 under the ApplianceSmart Note.

On December 9, 2019, ApplianceSmart filed a voluntary petition (the “Chapter 11 Case”) in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York (the “Bankruptcy Court”) seeking relief under Chapter 11 of Title 11 of the United States Code (the “Bankruptcy Code”).  

For discussion related to potential obligations and or guarantees under ApplianceSmart Leases, see Note 15.

Related Party Note

On August 28, 2019, ARCA Recycling entered into and delivered to Isaac Capital Group, LLC (the “Lender”), a secured revolving line of credit promissory note, whereby the Lender agreed to provide the ARCA Recycling with a $2,500 revolving credit facility (the “Revolving Credit Facility”). The Revolving Credit Facility matures on August 28, 2020. The Revolving Credit Facility bears interest at 8.75% per annum and provides for the payment of interest, monthly in arrears. ARCA Recycling will pay a loan fee of 2.0% on each borrowing made under the Revolving Credit Facility. On August 28, 2019, ARCA Recycling received an advance of $1,000 under the Revolving Credit Facility. In connection with entering into the Revolving Credit Facility, the Borrower also entered into a security agreement in favor of the Lender, pursuant to which ARCA Recycling granted a security interest in all of its assets to the Lender. The obligations of ARCA Recycling under the Revolving Credit Facility are guaranteed by the Company. The foregoing transaction did not include the issuance of any shares of the Company’s common stock, warrants, or other derivative securities.  The Lender is a stockholder of the Company. Jon Isaac is the manager and sole member of the Lender, and the son of Tony Isaac, the Chief Executive Officer of the Company and ARCA Recycling.


Timothy Matula was granted 560,000 shares of common stock at a market price of $3.20 per share for services to be provided over the period of August 10, 2018 through February 9, 2020 on August 10, 2018.  Mr. Matula was formerly a director of the Company.