UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, DC 20549

 

 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):  April 11, 2019

 

IDEAL POWER INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)

 

Delaware 001-36216 14-1999058

(State or Other Jurisdiction of

Incorporation)

(Commission File Number)

(I.R.S. Employer Identification

Number)

 

4120 Freidrich Lane, Suite 100

Austin, Texas 78744

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

 

(512) 264-1542

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

 

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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

 

¨   Emerging growth company

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  ¨

 

 

 

 

 

Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

 

On April 11, 2019, Ideal Power Inc. (the “ Company ”) entered into an asset purchase agreement (the “ Purchase Agreement ”) with Pathion Holdings, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “ Purchaser ”) and Pathion, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“ Subsidiary ” and together with the Purchaser, the “ Purchaser Entities ”) to sell certain assets related to the Company’s PPSA™ / Power Conversion Systems business (the “ PPSA Business ”). The purchase price consists of $500,000 in cash and 150,000 shares of the common stock of the Purchaser. Pursuant to the Purchase Agreement, the Purchaser will assume certain liabilities relating to the PPSA Business, and the Purchaser shall have a limited three (3) year exclusive option to purchase the Company’s B-TRAN™ (Bi-directional bi-polar junction transistor), subject to certain minimum purchase obligations. The option is limited to third parties and for use in commercial, industrial, microgrid and grid-scale standalone energy storage systems using an integrated multi-port power conversion system. The Purchase Agreement contains customary provisions for an asset sale including representations and warranties, indemnification for intellectual property-related matters and indemnification, expiring after 6 months, for certain assumed liabilities in excess of $1 million. The closing of the transaction is contingent upon the Company and the Purchaser entering into an agreement pursuant to which the Company will sublease to the Purchaser approximately 80% of the premises located at 4120 Freidrich Lane, Suite 100, Austin, Texas, and the satisfaction of customary closing conditions. Subject to certain exceptions described in the Purchase Agreement, in the event that the Purchase Agreement is terminated by either party prior to closing, a “break-up” fee of $200,000 shall be payable to the non-terminating party. The transaction is expected to close in April 2019. The foregoing description of the Purchase Agreement does not purport to be complete and highlights only those terms and conditions of the Purchase Agreement which are material to the Company.

 

On April 17, 2019, the Company issued a press release announcing the signing of the Purchase Agreement. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1, and is incorporated by reference herein.

 

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d) Exhibits.

 

Exhibit
No.

 

 

Description

 

99.1   Press Release dated April 17, 2019

 

 

 

 

SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

  IDEAL POWER INC.
     
     
Date: April 17, 2019 By: /s/ Timothy Burns
    Timothy Burns
    Chief Financial Officer 

 

 

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