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Commitment and Contingencies

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Commitment and Contingencies
12 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2019
Commitments And Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]  
Commitments and Contingencies

5. COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

Registration Rights

The Company’s initial stockholders are entitled to registration rights pursuant to a registration rights agreement signed on December 7, 2017 (the “Initial Registration Rights Agreement”). Under the terms of the Initial Registration Rights Agreement, the Company’s initial stockholders are entitled to make up to three demands, excluding short form registration demands, that the Company register such securities for sale under the Securities Act. In addition, these shareholders have “piggy-back” registration rights to include their securities in other registration statements filed by the Company. The Company will bear the expenses incurred in connection with the filing of any such registration statements. There will be no penalties associated with delays in registering the securities under the registration rights agreement.

In connection with the Business Combination, the Company agreed to amend and restate (the “Amended Registration Rights Agreement”) the Initial Registration Rights Agreement in the form attached to the Stock Purchase Agreement. Pursuant to the Amended Registration Rights Agreement, after the date of closing of the Business Combination, the Seller’s Representative, Cowen II, or the holders of at least a majority-in-interest of the then-outstanding Private Shares, shares issued upon exercise of the Company’s Private Placement Warrants or the conversion of the rights held by the initial stockholders, and the shares issued in the Business Combination (collectively, the “Registrable Securities”) will be entitled to make up to three demands (not counting any demand by Cowen to register our securities) that the Company register the Registrable Securities. Such registration rights are subject to certain requirements and limitations as set forth in the Amended Registration Rights Agreement. In addition, and subject to certain requirements and limitations as set forth in the Amended Registration Rights Agreement, the holders of the Registrable Securities have certain “piggy-back” registration rights with respect to registration statements filed subsequent to our consummation of the Business Combination. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Cowen II, and two of the Founders who are affiliates of Cowen II, Irwin Silverberg (“Silverberg”) and Jeffrey Bernstein (“Bernstein”), may not exercise their demand and “piggyback” registration rights after five and seven years, respectively, after December 7, 2017 and may not exercise their demand rights on more than one occasion. The Company will bear the expenses incurred in connection with the filing of any such registration statements, provided, that the Company is not required to pay for any registration if the request for such registration is subsequently withdrawn at the request of the holders of a majority of the Registrable Securities to be registered in such registration.

Underwriters Agreement

The Company granted the underwriters a 45-day option to purchase up to 1,875,000 additional Units to cover any over-allotments, at the IPO price less deferred underwriting discounts and commissions. On January 9, 2018, the underwriters elected to fully exercise their over-allotment option to purchase 1,875,000 Units at a purchase price of $10.00 per unit.

The Company paid an underwriting discount of $0.20 per Unit offering price (or approximately $0.0467 per unit for each Unit sold pursuant to the underwriters’ over-allotment option).

Business Combination Marketing Agreement

The Company engaged Cowen and Company, LLC (an affiliate of Cowen II) and Chardan Capital Markets, LLC (collectively, the “Advisors”) as advisors in connection with the Business Combination pursuant to a business combination marketing agreement. Pursuant to that agreement, the Company will pay the Advisors a cash fee for such services upon the consummation of the Business Combination in an amount equal to, in the aggregate, (i) 3.5% of the gross proceeds of the Offering, excluding any proceeds from the full or partial exercise of the over-allotment option, plus (ii) 5.033333% of the gross proceeds of the Offering, if any, from the full or partial exercise of the over-allotment option (in each case, exclusive of any applicable finders’ fees which might become payable).

Forward Share Purchase Agreement

On September 27, 2019, the Company and Greenhaven Road Capital Fund 1, LP, a Delaware limited partnership (“Greenhaven Fund 1”), and Greenhaven Road Capital Fund 2, LP, a Delaware limited partnership (“Greenhaven Fund 2” and together with Greenhaven Fund 1, “Greenhaven”) entered into a Forward Share Purchase Agreement (the “Greenhaven Purchase Agreement”) pursuant to which the Company agreed to purchase the shares of common stock of the Company into which rights of the Company held by Greenhaven and any additional rights that Greenhaven will acquire will convert into upon the Closing of the Business Combination at the following price: (1) $1.05 per right for the first 5,500,000 rights (which reflects $10.50 per share for the first 550,000 shares); (2) $1.07 per right for the next 2,500,000 rights (which reflects $10.70 per share for the next 250,000 shares); and (3) $1.10 per right for the next 2,000,000 rights (which reflects $11.00 per share for the next 200,000 shares). The Company agreed to purchase the Shares on the later of the sixtieth day after the Closing of the Business Combination or January 1, 2020 (the “Greenhaven Purchase Closing Date”).

In exchange for the Company’s commitment to acquire the shares on the Greenhaven Purchase Closing Date, each of Greenhaven Fund 1 and Greenhaven Fund 2 agreed to continue to hold, and not to offer, sell, contract to sell, pledge, transfer, assign, or otherwise dispose of, directly or indirectly, or hedge (including any transactions involving any derivative securities of GigCapital and including any Short Sales (as defined below) involving any of the Company’s securities), the rights (including any additional rights) held by Greenhaven, and any shares that such rights (including any additional rights) convert into, until the Greenhaven Purchase Closing Date, including not to tender the rights (or any additional rights) to the Company in response to any tender offer that the Company may commence for the rights. For purposes of the Greenhaven Purchase Agreement, “Short Sales” include, without limitation, all “short sales” as defined in Rule 200 promulgated under Regulation SHO under the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”), whether or not against the box, and all types of direct and indirect stock pledges, forward sales contracts, options, puts, calls, short sales, swaps, “put equivalent positions” (as defined in Rule 16a-1(h) under the Exchange Act) and similar arrangements (including on a total return basis), and sales and other transactions through non-U.S. broker dealers or foreign regulated brokers. Notwithstanding the forgoing, the parties agreed that Greenhaven shall after the Closing of the Business Combination have the right but not the obligation to sell any or all of its shares issued for the rights into in the open market if the share price equals or exceeds $10.50 per share. Furthermore, the parties agreed that nothing in the Greenhaven Purchase Agreement shall prohibit Greenhaven from entering into a contract to purchase and/or sell warrants of the Company.

No amount was recorded in the financial statements as the amount of the liability is not considered probable or reasonably estimable as it is dependent on the number of additional rights subsequently purchased by Greenhaven, as well as the number of shares sold by Greenhaven after the Business Combination should the market price of the stock increase above the $10.50 price limitation, as it did in November 2019.