Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Related Party Transactions

Related Party Transactions
9 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2021
Related Party Transactions [Abstract]  
Related Party Transactions

15.   Related Party Transactions

Agreements with Eastern Capital Limited and its Affiliates

As more fully discussed in Note 12 - Stockholders' Equity, the Company entered into two share purchase agreements (the “Eastern Purchase Agreements”) with Eastern and the Standstill Agreement.

Concurrently with the execution of the Eastern Purchase Agreements, iBio entered into a contract manufacturing joint venture with the Eastern Affiliate to develop and manufacture plant-made pharmaceuticals through iBio CDMO. The Eastern Affiliate contributed $15.0 million in cash to iBio CDMO, for a 30% interest in iBio CDMO. iBio retained a 70% equity interest in iBio CDMO. As the majority equity holder, iBio has the right to appoint a majority of the members of the Board of Managers that manages the iBio CDMO joint venture. Specified material actions by the joint venture require the consent of iBio and the Eastern Affiliate. iBio contributed to the capital of iBio CDMO a royalty bearing license, which grants iBio CDMO a non-exclusive license to use the iBio’s proprietary technologies for research purposes and an exclusive U.S. license for manufacturing purposes. iBio retains all other rights in its intellectual property, including the right for itself to commercialize products based on its proprietary technologies or to grant licenses to others to do so.

In connection with the joint venture, the Second Eastern Affiliate, which controls the subject property as sublandlord, granted iBio CDMO the Sublease of a Class A life sciences building in Bryan, Texas, located on land owned by the Texas A&M system, designed and equipped for plant-made manufacture of biopharmaceuticals. The terms of the sublease are described in Note 11 – Finance Lease Obligation.

The Standstill Agreement took effect upon the issuance of the shares to Eastern pursuant to a share purchase agreement for the acquisition of 650,000 shares of common stock. The Standstill Agreement which expired on June 26, 2020,  has been amended twice so that Eastern and its controlled affiliates are limited to its beneficial ownership of the Company’s outstanding shares of common stock to a maximum of 48%, absent approval by a majority of the Company’s Board of Directors. Eastern agreed to extend the standstill restrictions for two (2) additional years beginning with the date of Eastern’s or its controlled affiliate’s purchase of securities in the public offering with Alliance. See Note 12 - Stockholders' Equity for further information.

On February 23, 2017, the Company entered into the Eastern Exchange Agreement with the Eastern Affiliate pursuant to which the Company acquired substantially all of the interest in iBio CDMO held by the Eastern Affiliate and issued one share of the Preferred Tracking Stock in exchange for 29,990,000 units of limited liability company interests of iBio CDMO held by the Eastern Affiliate at an original issue price of $13 million. After giving effect to the transactions in the Exchange Agreement, the Company owns 99.99% of iBio CDMO and the Eastern Affiliate owns 0.01% of iBio CDMO. At any time, at the Company's election or the election of the Eastern Affiliate, the outstanding share of iBio CMO Preferred Tracking Stock may be exchanged for 29,990,000 units of limited liability company interests of iBio CDMO. Following such exchange, the Company would own a 70% interest in iBio CDMO and the Eastern Affiliate would own a 30% interest.

KBI Consulting

On April 1, 2020, the Company entered into a consulting agreement with KBI Consulting for business support services provided by Mr. Isett's wife. Per the consulting agreement the business support services are billed at $5,800 per month. Consulting expenses totaled approximately $17,000 and $0 for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively, and approximately $52,000 and $0 for the nine months ended March 31, 2021and 2020, respectively.    At both March 31, 2021 and June 30, 2020, the Company owed KBI Consulting $5,800. The Company terminated its agreement with KBI consulting effective March 31, 2021, at which time Mr. Isett’s wife became  an employee of the Company.

TechCXO LLC (“TechCXO”)

In July 2020, TechCXO was retained by the Company to provide an interim principal financial officer until the Company can hire a new full-time CFO.  TechCXO assigned John Delta, TechCXO’s Managing Partner of its Mid-Atlantic region.  The Company appointed Mr. Delta as the Company’s Principal Accounting Officer as of October 1, 2020 and Principal Financial Officer as of October 13, 2020.


Mr. Delta resigned from both positions when the Company hired a new chief financial officer effective March 4, 2021, but TechCXO still continues to provide other accounting services to the Company.  Consulting expenses totaled approximately $285,000 and $791,000 for the three and nine months ended March 31, 2021, respectively. At March 31, 2021, the Company owed TechCXO approximately $94,000.