Business Description and Basis of Presentation
|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2014
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Note 1—Business Description and Basis of Presentation
Basis of Presentation
The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of Legacy Education Alliance, Inc. and its wholly-owned and majority-owned subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively referred to herein as the “Company,” “Legacy”,” LEAI”, “we,” “us” or “our”). All intercompany balances and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.
Certain reclassifications have been made in the 2013 consolidated financial statements to conform to the 2014 presentation.
Reverse Merger and Recapitalization
On November 10, 2014, we entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger dated as of such date the (“Merger Agreement”) by and among (i) Priced In Corp., a Nevada corporation (“PRCD”), (ii) Priced In Corp. Subsidiary, a Colorado corporation and a wholly-owned subsidiary of PRCD (“PRCD Sub”), (iii) Tigrent Inc., a Colorado corporation (“TIGE”), and (iv) Legacy Education Alliance Holdings, Inc., a Colorado corporation and a wholly-owned subsidiary of TIGE (“Legacy Holdings”). On November 10, 2014, pursuant to the Merger Agreement, PRCD Sub merged with and into Legacy Holdings (the “Merger”), with Legacy Holdings surviving the Merger and becoming our wholly owned subsidiary and we acquired the business of Legacy Holdings.
At the effective time of the Merger (the “Effective Time”):
As a result of the Merger, TIGE owns approximately 80% of Legacy with the then remaining outstanding shares (3,997,500) held by the existing PRCD shareholders.
There was no cash consideration exchanged in the Merger. In accordance with the terms and conditions of the Merger Agreement, PRCD agreed to pay TIGE taxes and related liabilities and other specified costs and expenses, including certain administrative and related expenses that have been or will be from time to time incurred by TIGE that are related to TIGE’s investment in PRCD (including the cost of preparing and distributing reports regarding our business and financial condition to its shareholders), its administrative costs and expenses, and taxes, other than income taxes arising from dividends or distributions by us to TIGE. All shares of PRCD common stock issued in connection with the Merger are restricted securities, as defined in paragraph (a) of Rule 144 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). Such shares were issued pursuant to an exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act, under Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder.
The Merger was accounted for as a “reverse merger” and recapitalization since, immediately following the completion of the transaction, the holders of TIGE’s stock had effective control of PRCD. In addition, Tigrent Inc. controls the surviving entity through control of Legacy’s Board of Directors as a result of the appointment of the existing directors of Tigrent to the four board seats of Legacy. Additionally, all of TIGE’s officers and senior executive positions continued on as management of the surviving entity after consummation of the Merger. For accounting purposes, Legacy Holdings was deemed to be the accounting acquirer in the transaction and, consequently, the transaction was treated as a recapitalization of PRCD. Accordingly, Legacy Holdings’s assets, liabilities and results of operations became the historical financial statements of the registrant, and the Company’s assets, liabilities and results of operations were consolidated with PRCD effective as of the date of the closing of the Merger. Prior to the Merger, PRCD was a “shell” corporation with nominal assets, liabilities and operating activity. No step-up in basis or intangible assets or goodwill was recorded in this transaction.
See Note 11—Capital Stock and Recapitalization, for further disclosures regarding our recapitalization effects on our consolidated financial statements.
We are a provider of practical, high-quality and value-based training, conferences, publications, technology-based tools and mentoring to help students become financially knowledgeable. We provide students with comprehensive instruction and mentoring on the topics of real estate and financial instruments investing and entrepreneurship in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and other international markets. Our training is offered in non-accredited free preview workshops, as well as basic training, advanced courses, mentoring and coaching, primarily under the Rich Dad® Education brand (“Rich Dad”) which was created in 2006 under license from entities affiliated with Robert Kiyosaki, whose teachings and philosophies are detailed in the book titled, Rich Dad Poor Dad. In addition to Rich Dad, we market our products and services under a variety of brands, including Martin Roberts™, Independent Woman™, Women in Wealth™, and Brick Buy Brick™.
The entire disclosure for organization, consolidation and basis of presentation of financial statements disclosure.
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