|3 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2021
On November 5, 2020, the Company completed its merger transaction with Rexahn in accordance with the terms of the Merger Agreement. Immediately after the Merger, there were approximately 7,091,878 shares of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (the “Common Stock”) outstanding (not including 3,749,992 Additional Shares under the Securities Purchase Agreement that were held in escrow subject to final adjustment). The former stockholders and option holders of Private Ocuphire (including the Investors under the Securities Purchase Agreement) owned, or held rights to acquire, in the aggregate approximately 86.6% of the fully-diluted Common Stock, which for these purposes is defined as the outstanding Common Stock, plus outstanding options of the Company, and not including any Additional Shares (the “Fully-Diluted Common Stock”), with the former Rexahn stockholders immediately prior to the Merger owning approximately 13.4% of the Fully-Diluted Common Stock. Pursuant to the Merger Agreement, the number of shares of Common Stock issued to Private Ocuphire’s stockholders for each share of Ocuphire’s common stock outstanding immediately prior to the Merger was calculated using an Exchange Ratio of approximately 1.0565 shares of Common Stock for each share of Private Ocuphire common stock. Immediately following the Merger, the stockholders of Private Ocuphire owned approximately 86.6% of the outstanding common stock of the Company.
The transaction was accounted for as an asset acquisition in accordance with GAAP. Under this method of accounting, Private Ocuphire was deemed to be the accounting acquirer for financial reporting purposes. This determination was primarily based on the facts that, immediately following the Merger: (i) Private Ocuphire’s stockholders owned substantially all of the voting rights in the combined company, (ii) Private Ocuphire designated all, but one, of the members of the initial board of directors of the combined company, and (iii) Private Ocuphire’s senior management holds all key positions in the senior management of the combined company. As a result, as of the closing date of the Merger, the net assets of Rexahn were recorded at their acquisition-date relative fair values in the consolidated financial statements of the Company and the reported operating results prior to the Merger are those of Private Ocuphire.
Contingent Value Rights Agreement
On November 5, 2020, in connection with the Merger, the Company, Shareholder Representatives Services LLC, as representative of the Rexahn stockholders prior to the Merger, and Olde Monmouth Stock Transfer Co., Inc., as the rights agent, entered into a Contingent Value Rights Agreement (the “CVR Agreement”).
Pursuant to the Merger Agreement and the CVR Agreement, Rexahn stockholders of record as of immediately prior to the Effective Time received one contingent value right (“CVR”) for each share of Rexahn Common Stock held.
Each CVR entitles such holders to receive, for each calendar quarter (each, a “CVR Payment Period”) during the 15-year period after the Closing (the “CVR Term”), an amount equal to the following:
The CVRs are not transferable, except in certain limited circumstances, will not be certificated or evidenced by any instrument, will not accrue interest and will not be registered with the SEC or listed for trading on any exchange. The CVR Agreement will continue in effect until the later of the end of the CVR Term and the payment of all amounts payable thereunder. As of the November 5, 2020, the Merger closing date, and March 31, 2021, no milestones had been accrued as there were no potential milestones yet considered probable.
Former Rexahn Warrants
Following the closing of the Merger, 231,433 outstanding, unexercised Rexahn warrants to purchase Common Stock remained outstanding upon close of the Merger, the majority of which were subsequently repurchased according to the terms of the original warrant agreements. As of March 31, 2021, 66,538 of the Rexahn warrants remained outstanding with exercise prices ranging from $38.40 to $198.00 per share with an average remaining contractual life of 2.7 years.
The entire disclosure for a business combination (or series of individually immaterial business combinations) completed during the period, including background, timing, and recognized assets and liabilities. The disclosure may include leverage buyout transactions (as applicable).
Reference 1: http://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/legacyRef