Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Related Party Transactions

Related Party Transactions
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2018
Related Party Transactions

13. Related Party Transactions

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President

As of June 30, 2018, our Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President has guaranteed $10.0 million of borrowings under our Revolving Credit Facility. See Note 8.

During the first quarter of 2018, our Chief Executive Officer purchased an additional 850,000 shares of common stock and our Chief Financial Officer purchased an additional 150,000 shares of common stock for a total of $3.6 million. See Note 9.

Aston Capital, LLC

During the second quarter of 2018, we entered into an amended promissory note with Aston Capital, LLC (“Aston”) increasing the amount to $17.7 million, and extending the due date to July 1, 2020, which can be prepaid at our option. The amended note payable bears interest at 9% annually and can be paid in-kind.

During the six months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017, Aston provided $0.2 million and $1.5 million, respectively, in advances that bear interest annually at 9%. At both June 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, the balance was $1.0 million, which was included in “Related party notes payable” in the unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets.

We recorded interest expense related to financing agreements with Aston of $0.3 million and $0.2 million for the three months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively, and $0.6 million and $0.2 million for the six months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively. At December 31, 2017, we had accrued interest of $0.1 million.

On January 5, 2017, we ratified a management services agreement with Aston (the “Management Agreement”) to memorialize certain management services that Aston has been providing to us since RVL acquired majority control of our voting securities in September 2012. Pursuant to the Management Agreement, Aston provides consulting services in connection with financing matters, budgeting, strategic planning and business development, including, without limitation, assisting us in (i) analyzing the operations and historical performance of target companies; (ii) analyzing and evaluating the transactions with such target companies; (iii) conducting financial, business and operational due diligence, and (iv) evaluating related structuring and other matters. In addition, two of the Aston members hold executive positions in Revolution, and receive no compensation. On May 12, 2016, we granted 250,000 shares of restricted stock to Aston, which vest in three annual installments on May 12, 2017, 2018, and 2019. The Audit Committee of the Board will consider from time to time (at a minimum at such times when the Compensation Committee of the Board evaluates director compensation) whether additional compensation to Aston is appropriate given the nature of the services provided.

Our corporate headquarters utilizes space in Stamford, Connecticut, which is also occupied by affiliates of our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Our proportionate share of the space under the underlying lease, which we paid to Aston, was $0.1 million during both the three months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017, and $0.2 million during both the six months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017.