Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Related Parties

Related Parties
12 Months Ended
Jan. 02, 2021
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 Ventures”) and managing member of ICG, a greater than 5% stockholder of the Company. Tony Isaac, Chief Executive Officer, Virland Johnson, Chief Financial Officer, and Richard Butler, Board of Directors member of the Company, are Board of Directors member, Chief Financial Officer, and Board of Directors member, respectively, of Live Ventures. The Company also shares certain executive, accounting and legal services with Live Ventures. The total services shared were $243 and $193 for fiscal years ending January 2, 2021 and December 28, 2019, respectively. Connexx rents approximately 9,900 square feet of office space from Live Ventures at its Las Vegas, Nevada office. The total rent and common area expense for Connexx at the Las Vegas, Nevada office were $196 and $177 for fiscal years ending January 2, 2021 and December 28, 2019, 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 (amended August 25, 2020), ARCA Recycling entered into and delivered to ICG a secured revolving line of credit promissory note, whereby ICG agreed to provide the ARCA Recycling with a $2,500 revolving credit facility (the “ICG Note”). The Revolving Credit Facility matured on December 31, 2020. On March 30, 2021, ARCA Recycling entered into a Second Amendment and Waiver (the “Second Amendment”) to ICG Note.  The Second Amendment extends the maturity date of the ICG Note from December 31, 2020 to August 18, 2021 and waives an event of default that occurred under the ICG Note (see Note 23 for complete discussion). ICG has not exercised its remedies or accelerated the indebtedness. The ICG Note bears interest at 8.75% per annum and provides for the payment of interest, monthly in arrears. ARCA Recycling pays a loan fee of 2.0% on each borrowing made under the ICG Note. In connection with entering into the Revolving Credit Facility, the Borrower also entered into a security agreement in favor of ICG, pursuant to which ARCA Recycling granted a security interest in all of its assets to ICG. The obligations of ARCA Recycling under the ICG Note 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.  ICG is a stockholder of the Company. Jon Isaac is the manager and sole member of ICG, and the son of Tony Isaac, the Chief Executive Officer of the Company and ARCA Recycling.