Deferred Purchase Consideration
|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2020
|Notes to Financial Statements|
|Deferred Purchase Consideration||
12. Deferred Purchase Consideration
In terms of the acquisition of Virtual Generation on January 31, 2019, disclosed in Note 3 above, the Company issued non-interest bearing promissory notes of €3,803,000 owing to both related parties and non-related parties. The value of the promissory notes payable related parties was €1,521,200 and to non-related parties was €2,281,800.
The promissory notes payable to non-related parties are to be settled as follows:
Pursuant to the terms of the Purchase Agreement that the Company entered into with VG, the Company agreed to pay the sellers of VG an earnout payment in shares of our common stock equal to an aggregate amount of €500,000 (approximately $561,500), if the amounts of bets made by users of the VG platform grew by more than 5% for the year ended December 31, 2019 compared to the year ended December 31, 2018. Based on the 18,449,380 tickets sold in 2019 the VG sellers qualified for the earnout payment of 132,735 shares of common stock at a price of $4.23 per share, which shares were issued effective January 2020. The earnout payment was considered remote at the time of entering into the transaction and was not recorded as a component of deferred purchase consideration, accordingly it has been expensed through the statement of operations for the year ended December 31, 2019. The amount due to the non-related party VG sellers amounted to €300,000 (approximately $336,810).
The future payments on the promissory notes were discounted to present value using the Company’s average cost of funding of 10%. The discount is being amortized over the repayment period of the promissory note using the effective interest rate method.
The movement on deferred purchase consideration consists of the following: