Capital Stock and Recapitalization
|12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2015
|Capita Lstock and Recapitalization [Abstract]
|Capital Stock and Recapitalization
Note 10— Capital Stock and Recapitalization
As discussed in Note 1— Business Description and Basis of Presentation, effective November 10, 2014, PRCD, formerly an inactive public company, was acquired by a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tigrent Inc., and changed its name to Legacy Education Alliance, Inc. (the “Company”). In conjunction with the Merger, the Company was recapitalized, resulting in a capital structure outlined below. The historical numbers of common shares presented in our consolidated financial statements were converted to equivalent shares post- Merger, at a rate of approximately 1.07 to 1.00. In connection with the Merger accounting, approximately $7.8 million was reclassified from Common Stock to Additional paid-in capital.
Our authorized share capital consists of 200,000,000 shares of Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share, and 20,000,000 shares of preferred stock, par value $0.0001 per share.
As of December 31, 2015, 21,845,927 shares of our Common Stock were outstanding. The outstanding shares of our Common Stock are validly issued, fully paid and non-assessable.
Holders of Common Stock are entitled to one vote for each share on all matters submitted to a stockholder vote. Holders of Common Stock do not have cumulative voting rights. Therefore, holders of a majority of the shares of Common Stock voting for the election of directors can elect all of the directors. Holders of Common Stock representing a majority of the voting power of the Company’s capital stock issued, outstanding and entitled to vote, represented in person or by proxy, are necessary to constitute a quorum at any meeting of stockholders. A vote by the holders of a majority of the Company’s outstanding shares is required to effectuate certain fundamental corporate changes such as liquidation, merger or an amendment to the Company’s certificate of incorporation.
Holders of our Common Stock are entitled to share in all dividends that our Board of Directors, in its discretion, declares from legally available funds. In the event of a liquidation, dissolution or winding up, each outstanding share entitles its holder to participate pro rata in all assets that remain after payment of liabilities and after providing for each class of stock, if any, having preference over the Common Stock. The Common Stock has no pre-emptive, subscription or conversion rights and there are no redemption provisions applicable to the Common Stock.
In addition, our authorized but unissued common shares could be used by our Board of Directors for defensive purposes against a hostile takeover attempt, including (by way of example) the private placement of shares or the granting of options to purchase shares to persons or entities sympathetic to, or contractually bound to support, management. We have no such present arrangement or understanding with any person. Further, our Common Stock may be reserved for issuance upon exercise of stock purchase rights designed to deter hostile takeovers, commonly known as a “poison pill.”
As of December 31, 2015, no shares of our preferred stock were outstanding.
Our authorized preferred stock is “blank check” preferred. Accordingly, subject to limitations prescribed by law, our Board is expressly authorized, at its discretion, to adopt resolutions to issue shares of preferred stock of any class or series, to fix the number of shares of any class or series of preferred stock and to change the number of shares constituting any series and to provide for or change the voting powers, designations, preferences and relative, participating, optional or other special rights, qualifications, limitations or restrictions thereof, including dividend rights (including whether the dividends are cumulative), dividend rates, terms of redemption (including sinking fund provisions), redemption prices, conversion rights and liquidation preferences of the shares constituting any series of the preferred stock, in each case without any further action or vote by our stockholders.
Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities
We closed a private offering of 959,924 units (“Units”) at a gross price per Unit of $0.55, in June 2015. Each Unit included one share of common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (“Common Stock”), and a three-year warrant (a “Warrant”) to purchase one share of Common Stock at an initial exercise price per share equal to $0.75, subject to adjustment for certain corporate transactions such as a merger, stock-split or stock dividend and, if the Company does not continue to be a reporting company under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the two-year period after closing, the exercise price will be reduced to $0.01 per share. Each Unit includes limited registration rights for the investors for the shares of Common Stock and the shares of Common Stock that would be issued upon the exercise of a Warrant (“Underlying Shares”) when and if we register our shares of Common Stock in a different offering, subject to certain excluded registered offerings.
We paid placement agent cash fees of 13% or $68,785 of the aggregate proceeds that was received and will pay 5% of all amounts received upon the exercise of the Warrants. We also issued to the placement agent warrants to purchase shares of Common Stock equal to 10% of the total shares sold in the offering, or 95,992 shares, at an initial exercise price of $0.75 per share. The value of the warrants was $14,866. We had previously received $459,173 in net cash proceeds related to this private offering, which was recorded in restricted cash and other accrued expenses on our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets in the first quarter of 2015. The $459,173 in net cash proceeds is now recorded in Cash and cash equivalents and the placement agent fees and the fair value of the warrants was offset against the proceeds in Additional paid-in capital on our Consolidated Balance Sheets. In connection with this private offering, our placement agent agreement with the placement agent was terminated.
We described this sale of Units in Part II. Other Information, Item 2 in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended March 31, 2015 that was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
The offering of the Units was made in a transaction that is exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), pursuant to Section 4(a)(2) thereof and the provisions of Regulation D that is promulgated under the Securities Act.