Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Subsequent Events

Subsequent Events
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
Subsequent Events  
Subsequent Events

18.          Subsequent Events:


Unsolicited Bid and Shareholder Demand


On April 16, 2020 (the “Effective Date”), the Company entered into a Settlement Agreement (the “Agreement”) with Mr. Nynens, SKK, N&W, and each of Dennis Crowley, David Shepherd, David Kaplan, Timothy Krochuk and Samuel Kidston (collectively with SKK and N&W, the “SKK Parties”). Pursuant to the Agreement, the Company agreed to voluntarily dismiss the Lawsuit with prejudice, and it did so on April 21, 2020. The Company also agreed to purchase all of Mr. Nynens’ 261,631 shares of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.01 per share (“Common Stock”) owned, of record or beneficially, as of the Effective Date, at a price set by calculating the volume-weighted average price of such shares trading on the NASDAQ Global Market for the ten trading days ending on the close of the trading day immediately preceding the Effective Date, and with each party paying for its own fees and expenses. As of the Effective Date, Mr. Nynens and the SKK Parties agreed to terminate November 27 Agreement and did so on April 16, 2020. Further, the SKK Parties agreed to terminate the Joint Filing Agreement, dated November 27, 2019, by and between Mr. Nynens and the SKK Parties, and did so on April 16, 2020. Additionally, as of the Effective Date, Mr. Nynens agreed to withdraw the notice of intent to nominate director candidates for election at the 2020 annual meeting of stockholders of the Company, submitted by Mr. Nynens on December 20, 2019, and to cease all solicitation of proxies and other activities in connection with such annual meeting, and Mr. Nynens did so on April 16, 2020.  


On April 23, 2020, the Company completed the purchase of 261,631 shares of common stock at $13.19 per share pursuant to the Settlement Agreement, representing approximately 5.8% of the issued and outstanding common stock of the Company, for a purchase price of $3.5 million.


Acquisition of Interwork Technologies


On April 20, 2020, CLIMB Channel Solutions (Canada) Inc. (“Buyer”), a newly-formed indirect subsidiary of the Company, entered into a Stock Purchase Agreement (the “SPA”) with Interwork Group, Inc. (“Seller”), Interwork Technologies Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Interwork US”), Interwork Technologies Inc., a corporation incorporated under the laws of the Province of Ontario, Canada (“Interwork Canada”), and Firepower Equity Inc. On April 30, 2020, Buyer completed the acquisition of Interwork US and Interwork Canada.


Pursuant to the SPA, Buyer acquired Interwork US and Interwork Canada for an aggregate purchase price of $5 million Canadian dollar paid at closing plus a potential post-closing $1.1 million Canadian dollar earn-out.


The SPA contains customary representations, warranties and covenants.  The SPA also contains indemnification obligations of both Buyer and Seller, subject to certain limitations, and covenants regarding the conduct of each party prior to closing.  




In March 2020, the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, a global pandemic. This contagious disease outbreak, which has continued to spread, and any related adverse public health developments, has adversely affected workforces, economies, and financial markets globally, potentially leading to an economic downturn. While the Company offers a full suite of solutions and services that address customer priorities across the technology landscape, it is not possible for the Company to predict the duration or magnitude of adverse results of the outbreak and its effects on the Company’s business, liquidity or results of operations at this time.