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Nature of Business and Basis of Presentation

Nature of Business and Basis of Presentation
3 Months Ended
Apr. 30, 2022
Organization Consolidation And Presentation Of Financial Statements [Abstract]  
Nature of Business and Basis of Presentation


Nature of Business and Basis of Presentation

SeaChange International, Inc. (“SeaChange,” or the “Company”), was incorporated under the laws of the state of Delaware on July 9, 1993. SeaChange is an industry leader in the delivery of multiscreen, advertising and premium over-the-top (“OTT”) video management solutions. The Company’s software products and services are designed to empower video providers to create, manage and monetize the increasingly personalized, highly engaging experiences that viewers demand.

Basis of Presentation and Principles of Consolidation

The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”). The Company consolidates the financial statements of its wholly owned subsidiaries and all intercompany transactions and account balances have been eliminated in consolidation. Certain prior period amounts have been reclassified to conform to the current year presentation.

The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements included herein have been prepared by the Company in accordance with the instructions to Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in annual consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP have been condensed or omitted pursuant to applicable rules and regulations, although the Company believes the disclosures made are adequate to make the information not misleading. In the opinion of the Company’s management, the condensed consolidated financial statements reflect all adjustments, which are normal and recurring in nature, necessary for a fair presentation. The year-end condensed consolidated balance sheet data as of January 31, 2022 was derived from our audited consolidated financial statements and may not include all disclosures required by GAAP. The results of operations for the three months ended April 30, 2022 are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the entire year. These unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements and the notes thereto included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2022, filed with the SEC on April 8, 2022.


The Company had $16.5 million of available cash as of April 30, 2022, excluding $0.3 million of restricted cash.

The Company believes that existing cash and cash expected to be provided by future operating results will be adequate to satisfy its working capital, capital expenditure requirements and other contractual obligations for at least 12 months from the date of this filing.

If the Company’s expectations are incorrect, it may need to raise additional funds to fund its operations or take advantage of unanticipated strategic opportunities in order to strengthen its financial position. In the future, the Company may enter into other arrangements for potential investments in, or acquisitions of, complementary businesses, services or technologies, which could require it to seek additional equity or debt financing. If adequate funds are not available or are not available on acceptable terms, the Company may not be able to take advantage of market opportunities, to develop new products or to otherwise respond to competitive pressures.

Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11, 2020. In the first quarter of fiscal 2021, concerns related to the spread of COVID-19 created global business disruptions as well as disruptions in the Company’s operations and created potential negative impacts on its revenues and other financial results.  The extent and the magnitude to which COVID-19 will continue to impact the Company’s financial condition or results of operations is currently uncertain and depends on factors including the impact on SeaChange’s customers, partners, and vendors and on the operation of the global markets in general. Due to the Company’s business model, the effect of COVID-19 on its results of operations may also not be fully reflected for some time.

The Company continues to conduct business with substantial modifications to employee travel, employee work locations, virtualization or cancellation of customer and employee events, and remote sales, implementation, and support activities, among other modifications. These decisions may delay or reduce sales and harm productivity and collaboration. The Company has observed other companies and governments making similar alterations to their normal business operations, and in general, the markets are experiencing a significant level of uncertainty at the current time. Virtualization of the SeaChange team’s sales activities could foreclose future business opportunities, particularly as its customers limit spending, which could negatively impact the willingness of the Company’s customers to enter into or renew contracts. The pandemic has impacted the Company’s

ability to complete certain implementations, negatively impacting its ability to recognize revenue, and could also negatively impact the payment of accounts receivable and collections. SeaChange continues to realize its on-going cost optimization efforts in response to the impact of the pandemic. The Company may take further actions that alter its business operations as the situation evolves. As a result, the ultimate impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the effects of the operational alterations the Company has made in response on its business, financial condition, liquidity, and financial results cannot be predicted at this time.

Merger Agreement

In December 2021, the Company and Triller Hold Co LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“Triller”), entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement”) pursuant to which Triller will be merged with and into SeaChange, and the separate existence of Triller shall cease, with SeaChange continuing as the surviving corporation (the “Merger”). Upon the closing of the Merger, the name of the combined company (the “Post-Merger Company”) will be changed to “TrillerVerz Corp.”

Pursuant and subject to the terms and conditions of the Merger Agreement, in addition to other contemplated transactions, (i) the parties anticipate that Triller will conduct an offering of convertible notes prior to the closing in an amount in excess of $100 million (the “Triller Convertible Notes”), and (ii) the charter of the Post-Merger Company will provide for two classes of common stock, consisting of Class A common stock (“Buyer Class A Common Stock”) and Class B common stock (“Buyer Class B Common Stock”), which Buyer Class B Common Stock is anticipated to provide for super-voting rights to provide its holders 76% or more of the total voting rights.

The stockholders of SeaChange will have the right to elect to receive either (i) their pro rata portion of $25 million cash consideration along with their pro rata portion of an aggregate $75 million in principal of notes (the “Notes Consideration”) to be issued by the Post-Merger Company to the holders of common stock (such cash and notes consideration, the “Cash/Notes Consideration”) or (ii) a number of shares of Buyer Class A Common Stock (the “Stock Consideration”), in an amount equal to that which such holder would have received if such SeaChange stockholder had purchased the Triller Convertible Notes in an aggregate amount equal to its pro rata portion of the Cash/Notes Consideration and then converted such Triller Convertible Notes at the conversion price at which such Triller Convertible Notes were issued and then participated pro-rata along with the Triller holders in the proposed Merger. Assuming that (i) all holders of SeaChange common stock elect the Stock Consideration and (ii) that Triller issues $250 million of Triller Convertible Notes which convert in connection with the proposed Merger at an agreed discount of 20% to an assumed $5 billion Triller valuation, the stockholders of SeaChange would own approximately 2.3% of the Post-Merger Company and the holders of Triller would hold approximately 97.7% of the Post-Merger Company. If all stockholders of SeaChange elected to receive the Cash/Notes Consideration, such stockholders would have no equity interest in the Post-Merger Company, and the Triller holders would collectively own 100% of the Post-Merger Company. For SeaChange stockholders that elect the Cash/Notes Consideration, each would receive their pro rata portion of such Cash/Notes Consideration which would then also reduce the resulting SeaChange stockholders’ ownership percentages by taking into account the payment of the Cash/Notes Consideration and related reduction in the Stock Consideration. The notes (the “Merger Consideration Notes”) to be issued to SeaChange stockholders who elect the Cash/Notes Consideration are payable on the one-year anniversary of issuance, bear interest at a rate of 5% per annum and will be automatically converted into Buyer Class A Common Stock at such time as the market capitalization of the Post-Merger Company equals or exceeds $6 billion for ten consecutive trading days. The holders of the Merger Consideration Notes will have the option to convert into Buyer Class A Common Stock if the Post-Merger Company exercises its optional redemption right, which it may do at any time, in whole or in part, on the same terms set forth above. The holders of the Merger Consideration Notes will have recourse against the Post-Merger Company and its assets only to the extent of the Post-Merger Company’s interest in certain of its subsidiaries (who will also provide guarantees of the Merger Consideration Notes). The existing subsidiaries of SeaChange prior to the proposed Merger are also anticipated to provide a first lien security interest on their assets securing the Merger Consideration Notes. The Merger Consideration Notes will have limited covenants.

No fractional shares of Buyer Class A Common Stock and Buyer Class B Common Stock will be issued in the Merger, and holders of shares of common stock will receive cash in lieu of any such fractional shares. SeaChange stock options and other equity awards will generally, upon completion of the Merger, be converted into Buyer Class A Common Stock.

The Merger Agreement provides that, upon the closing of the Merger, the board of directors of the Post-Merger Company will be composed of seven members, with all members to be designated by Triller. Upon completion of the Merger, all executive officers of the Post-Merger Company will be appointed by Triller, in each case to serve in such positions until successors are duly elected or appointed.

The respective boards of directors of SeaChange and Triller have approved the Merger Agreement, and have agreed to recommend that SeaChange’s stockholders and Triller’s unitholders, respectively, adopt the Merger Agreement.

Consummation of the Merger is subject to customary closing conditions, including approvals by SeaChange’s stockholders and Triller’s unitholders, the absence of certain legal impediments, the expiration or termination of the required waiting periods under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, the effectiveness of certain filings with the SEC, the Buyer Class A Common Stock to be issued in the Merger being approved for listing on Nasdaq and SeaChange and Triller having specified levels of working capital.

Neither SeaChange nor Triller is permitted to solicit, initiate or knowingly encourage or induce any alternative transaction proposals from third parties or to engage in discussions or negotiations with third parties regarding any alternative transaction proposals. Notwithstanding this limitation, prior to a party’s stockholders or unitholders, as applicable, approving the transactions, including the Merger, such party may under certain circumstances provide information to and participate in discussions or negotiations with third parties with respect to an unsolicited alternative transaction proposal that its board of directors has determined in good faith, after consultation with its outside financial advisors and outside legal counsel, is or could reasonably be expected to lead to a superior proposal. SeaChange’s board of directors may change its recommendation to its stockholders (subject to Triller’s right to terminate the Merger Agreement following such change in recommendation by the SeaChange board of directors) in response to a superior proposal or an intervening event if the board of directors determines in good faith, after consultation with its outside financial advisors and outside legal counsel, that the failure to take such action would be inconsistent with the exercise of the directors’ fiduciary duties under applicable law.

The Merger Agreement contains certain termination rights for both SeaChange and Triller. Upon termination of the Merger Agreement, under certain specified circumstances, (i) SeaChange may be required to pay a termination fee of $4 million to Triller, (ii) Triller may be required to pay a termination fee of $4 million to SeaChange, (iii) SeaChange may be required to reimburse Triller for expenses of up to $1.5 million and (iv) Triller may be required to reimburse SeaChange for expenses of up to $0.75 million.

Immediately prior to the execution of the Merger Agreement, SeaChange entered into an amendment (the “Amendment”) to the Tax Benefits Preservation Plan, dated as of March 4, 2019 (the “Rights Agreement”), by and between the SeaChange and Computershare Inc., as rights agent. Pursuant to the Amendment, in connection with the Merger Agreement, Triller and its affiliates and associates will not be deemed an “Acquiring Person” under the Rights Agreement.

In April 2022, SeaChange and Triller entered into the Second Amendment to Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Second Amendment”). Pursuant to the Second Amendment, the parties clarified the election process for SeaChange stockholders of record, as of the record date to be established by SeaChange for voting on the Merger, to elect the type of consideration that such stockholders shall receive in connection with the Merger—either Cash/Notes Consideration or Stock Consideration. If a SeaChange stockholder does not make a valid election to receive Cash/Notes Consideration before the election deadline to be established, such SeaChange stockholder will be deemed to have elected the Stock Consideration and will receive such Merger consideration as is determined in accordance with the Merger Agreement.

In addition, pursuant to the Second Amendment, the parties revised the calculation of Stock Consideration that will be received by a SeaChange stockholder deemed to have elected to receive such Stock Consideration. Such stockholder will now receive a number of shares of Buyer Class A Common Stock of the surviving corporation in an amount equal to that which such stockholder would have received if such stockholder had purchased, in an aggregate dollar amount equal to its pro rata portion of the Cash/Notes Consideration, Triller Class B common units at the median effective conversion or issuance price of all financings that Triller consummates prior to the Merger (subject to certain exclusions), based on total gross proceeds to Triller, and that such stockholder then participated pro-rata along with the Triller holders in the Merger.

The Company recorded $0.8 million of transaction costs in the first quarter of fiscal 2023, which is included in the condensed consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive loss for the three months ended April 30, 2022. The Company has preliminarily concluded that Triller will be treated as the accounting acquirer, however no affirmative determination can be made until the closing.