Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Business Combinations

Business Combinations
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2023
Business Combination and Asset Acquisition [Abstract]  
Business Combinations

4. Business Combinations




On September 20, 2021, the Company acquired a 45.62% interest in RemoteMore, a software developer recruiting company, for an estimated total purchase price of $1,363,333, paying $863,333 in cash and $500,000 to be paid within one year of the acquisition date, or until certain factors of the agreement were met.


In February 2022, in connection with the September 2021 acquisition of the 45.62% interest in RemoteMore, and as a component of the aforementioned $500,000 still to be paid, the Company issued 139,860 shares of its common stock, with a value of $400,000, to the co-founders of RemoteMore. In January 2023, the Company exercised its option to purchase an additional 20% interest in RemoteMore at a purchase price of $116,667.


In May 2023, the Company acquired an additional 7% interest in RemoteMore for approximately $235,000. The acquisition interest and price were based on the original valuation of RemoteMore in September 2021. This acquisition increased the Company’s interest in RemoteMore to 72.62%.


Expo Experts


In January 2023, the Company formed a wholly-owned subsidiary, Expo Experts Events, LLC, and pursuant to an asset purchase agreement with Expo Experts, LLC (“Expo Experts”), an Ohio limited liability company, has purchased the assets and operations of Expo Experts for a total consideration of $600,000 funded by the payment of $400,000 in cash and the issuance of restricted shares of PDN common stock valued at $200,000 based on the volume weighted-average price as of twenty (20) days prior to the closing date. Expo Experts specializes in producing premier face-to-face and virtual recruiting events for Engineering, Technology and Security Clearance positions, designed to attract diverse candidates who may also have STEM-based background.


The purchase price allocation as of the date of the acquisition was based on a detailed analysis of the fair value of assets acquired. No liabilities were assumed other than the deferred revenue amount listed below. The major classes of assets and liabilities to which we have allocated the purchase price were as follows:


Goodwill   $ 126,301  
Intangible assets     541,400  
Deferred revenue     (67,701 )
Business combination total   $ 600,000  


The goodwill recognized in connection with the acquisition is primarily attributable to anticipated synergies from future growth and is expected to be deductible for tax purposes.


Intangible assets purchased in connection with the acquisition primarily represent specific events acquired which are expected to create revenue throughout fiscal 2023 and are reflected in the Company’s consolidated balance sheets at gross amounts, net of accumulated amortization (see Note 7 – Intangible Assets).



Expo Experts’ accounts and operations have been reflected in the PDN Network for segment reporting purposes (see 14. Segment Information).