Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2022

3. Acquisition

Effective October 21, 2021, the Company acquired all of the capital stock of Bayon Therapeutics, Inc. (“Bayon”), a privately held ophthalmic specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing light sensitive small molecules.

The fair value of the consideration for the Bayon acquisition is comprised of the following:


Price per




Share (a)



Contingent Consideration at Fair Value




Cash Consideration






Kiora Common Stock







Total Fair Value of Consideration






(a) Average closing price of the Company’s common stock for five trading days immediately preceding October 21, 2021.

The former stockholders of Bayon are also eligible to receive up to $7.135 million in additional cash or stock payments based on clinical trial and FDA approval milestones for Bayon’s product candidates, as set forth in the Purchase Agreement. Brian M. Strem, Ph.D., our President and Chief Executive Officer and Eric J. Daniels, MD, MBA, our Chief Development Officer, are former shareholders of Bayon, and received 9,517 and 9,520 shares of Common Stock, respectively, at the closing of the Bayon acquisition. Bayon shareholders, including Drs. Strem and Daniels, will also be entitled to receive up to approximately $7.135 million in milestone payments, which we may elect to pay in cash or in shares.

The Company accounted for the Bayon acquisition using the acquisition method of accounting whereby the total purchase price was preliminarily allocated to tangible and intangible assets acquired and liabilities assumed based on respective fair values. The following table summarizes the preliminary fair value of the assets acquired and liabilities assumed at the date of acquisition.

Current Assets




Intangible Assets






Accounts Payable



Deferred Tax Liability



Total Fair Value of Asset and Liabilities Purchased



As of March 31, 2022, the purchase price allocation for the Bayon acquisition was preliminary in nature and subject to completion. Adjustments to the current fair value estimates in the above table may occur as the process conducted for various valuations and assessments is finalized, including tax liabilities and other working capital accounts. Nearly 100% of the goodwill represents the estimated future economic benefits arising from other assets acquired that could not be individually identified and separately recognized. The factors contributing to the recognition of goodwill are based on several strategic and synergistic benefits that are expected to be realized from the acquisition. The goodwill is not expected to be tax deductible. As a result of the impairment evaluation of the Company as a single reporting unit, goodwill was considered impaired at December 31, 2021.

The acquired intangible assets, which consist solely of in-process R&D, will not be amortized until the underlying development programs are completed. Upon obtaining regulatory approval, the intangible assets are then accounted for as finite-lived intangible assets and amortized on a straight-line basis over its estimated useful life.

Consolidated Pro Forma Results

Net loss in the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations for the three months ended March 31, 2022 includes net losses of Bayon of $0.179 million.