Related party transactions
|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2019
|Related Party Transactions [Abstract]|
|Related party transactions||
Related Party Transactions
In connection with the acquisition of American DG Energy, the Company assumed a loan from John N. Hatsopoulos, the Company's former Co-Chief Executive Officer and a Company Director. The loan was in the amount of $850,000 and bore interest at 6%, payable quarterly. On May 4, 2018, the Company, through payment of $919,590, terminated the loan and all obligations under the loan.
On May 19, 2016, the Company along with Tedom a.s., a corporation incorporated in the Czech Republic and a European combined heat and power product manufacturer ("Tedom"), entered into a joint venture, where the Company held a 50% participating interest and the remaining 50% interest was held by Tedom. As part of the joint venture, the parties agreed to create a Delaware limited liability company, TTcogen LLC ("TTcogen"), to carry out the business of the venture. Tedom granted TTcogen the sole and exclusive right to market, sell, offer for sale, and distribute certain products as agreed to by the parties throughout the United States. The product offerings of the joint venture expanded the current Tecogen product offerings to the MicroCHP for 35kW to large 4,000kW plants. Tecogen agreed to refer all appropriate sale leads to TTcogen regarding certain products and Tecogen would have the first right to repair and maintain the products sold by TTcogen.
Until the Company acquired the assets of TTcogen, the Company accounted for its interest in TTcogen's operations using the equity method of accounting. Any initial operating losses of TTcogen were borne and funded by Tedom. To the extent any such losses were borne and funded solely by Tedom, the Company did not recognize any portion of such losses given the Company did not guarantee the obligations of the joint venture nor was it committed to provide funding to the joint venture.
On September 22, 2017, the Company provided written notice to Tedom and Tedom USA Inc., a Delaware subsidiary of Tedom (“Tedom USA”) that the Company terminated the Joint Venture Agreement dated May 19, 2016 ("JVA") and the TTcogen LLC Operating Agreement ("LLC Operating Agreement"). This notice began the dissolution process under the LLC Operating Agreement.
On March 27, 2018, the Company entered into a Membership Interest Purchase and Wind-Down Agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”) among the Company, Tedom, Tedom USA, and TTcogen. The Purchase Agreement followed the mutual agreement of the parties to terminate the joint venture between the Company and Tedom that resulted in the creation of TTcogen, and implemented the acquisition by the Company of Tedom USA’s 50% membership interest in TTcogen for a purchase price of one dollar, plus $72,597, which represents a portion of Tedom USA's initial investment in TTcogen, minus certain adjustments.
The Purchase Agreement also granted TTcogen and the Company the exclusive right to market, sell, and distribute Tedom’s Micro T35 combined heat and power equipment within an agreed territory in the northeastern United States under certain conditions, and limited the Company’s right to sell certain competing products. The Company will provide services for Tedom equipment sold by TTcogen or the Company.
The acquisition of Tedom's 50% membership interest for $72,598 was accounted for as an acquisition of assets, and not a business combination, due to the lack of an assembled workforce. The Company adopted the provisions of ASU 2017-01 "Business Combinations - Clarifying the Definition of a Business" at the beginning of 2018, which require, at a minimum, the presence of an input and substantive process that together significantly contribute to the ability to create an output. The lack of an assembled workforce results in the non presence of a substantive process. The following represents the consideration for and the fair value of assets acquired and liabilities assumed recognized at the acquisition date:
The intangible asset represents contract backlog related to acquired contracts. The value assigned to contract backlog was determined based on the result of a discounted cash flow analysis, which resultant value was capped so as to preclude recognition of any amount in excess of cost after considering the fair values assigned to other assets acquired and liabilities assumed.
The entire disclosure for related party transactions. Examples of related party transactions include transactions between (a) a parent company and its subsidiary; (b) subsidiaries of a common parent; (c) and entity and its principal owners; and (d) affiliates.
Reference 1: http://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/legacyRef