TTEC HOLDINGS, INC. filed this Form 10-Q on 11/07/2018
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Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements




In the first quarter of 2015, the Company invested $9.0 million in CaféX Communications, Inc. (“CaféX”) through the purchase of a portion of its outstanding Series B Preferred Stock of CaféX. CaféX is a provider of omni-channel web-based real time communication (WebRTC) solutions that enhance mobile applications and websites with in-app video communication and screen share technology to increase customer satisfaction and enterprise efficiency. At December 31, 2015, the Company owned 17.2% of the total equity of CaféX. During the fourth quarter of 2016, the Company invested an additional $4.3 million to purchase a portion of the Series C Preferred Stock of CaféX; of which  $3.2 million was paid in the fourth quarter of 2016 and $1.1 million was paid in the first quarter of 2017. At September 30, 2018, the Company owns 17.2% of the total equity of CaféX. The investment is accounted for under the cost method of accounting. The Company evaluates its investments for possible other-than-temporary impairment at least annually or whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of such assets may not be recoverable.

During the first quarter of 2018, the Company provided a $2.1 million bridge loan which accrues interest at a rate of 12% per year until maturity or conversion, which will be no later than June 30, 2020. Based on subsequent events, the Company believes that the loan could convert into Series D preferred stock. 

As of March 31, 2018, the Company evaluated the investment in CaféX for impairment due to a large anticipated sale of IP not being completed as planned during the first quarter, a shift in the strategy of the company, an ongoing default by CaféX of its loan agreement with its bank, and a lack of potential additional funding options as of March 31, 2018. Based on this evaluation, the Company determined that the fair value of its investment was zero and thus the investment was impaired as of March 31, 2018. The Company recorded a $15.6 million write-off of the equity investment and the bridge loan which was included in Other income (expense) in the Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Loss).


Technology Solutions Group (“TSG”)

Effective June 30, 2017, the Company sold the Technology Solutions Group (“TSG”) to SKC Communication Products, LLC (“SKC”) for an upfront payment of $250 thousand and future contingent royalty payments over the next 3 years. TSG had been included in the CTS segment. During the second quarter of 2017, a $30 thousand gain, which included the write-off of $0.7 million of goodwill, was recorded and included in the Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Loss). During the third quarter of 2017, a $141 thousand gain was recorded as a result of TSG delivering to SKC working capital in excess of the target set forth in the stock purchase agreement, and the gain was included in the Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Loss). In the aggregate, TTEC received $588 thousand and $1.65 million, respectively, for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018, related to royalty payments which were included in Other Income (expense) in the Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Loss) in the respective periods.

TTEC Spain Holdings SL

In the third quarter of 2017, the Company dissolved TTEC Spain Holdings SL, a wholly owned subsidiary domiciled in Spain. Upon complete liquidation, $3.2 million attributable to the accumulated translation adjustment component of equity was removed from Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) and recognized as part of the gain on liquidation. The $3.2 million gain is included in Other income (expense), net in the Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Loss) for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017.