• Filing Date: 2020-07-09
  • Form Type: 10-Q
  • Description: Quarterly report
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Description of Business
6 Months Ended
May 31, 2020
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]  
Description of Business
Description of Business

Emergent Capital, Inc. was founded in December 2006 as a Florida limited liability company, Imperial Holdings, LLC, and converted into Imperial Holdings, Inc. on February 3, 2011, in connection with our initial public offering. Effective September 1, 2015, the name was changed to Emergent Capital, Inc. (with its subsidiary companies, the "Company" or "Emergent Capital").

Risks and Uncertainties

The outbreak of COVID-19, which is a rapidly evolving situation, has adversely impacted global commercial activities. The Company does not believe that there is any significant impact to the Financial Statements as of May 31, 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Company is monitoring the developments relating to COVID-19 and is coordinating its operational response based on existing business continuity plans and ongoing guidance from global health organizations, relevant governments, and general pandemic response best practices.

Equity Investment in White Eagle Asset Portfolio

Emergent Capital indirectly owns a 27.5% equity investment, having an estimated fair value of approximately $150.2 million at May 31, 2020, in White Eagle Asset Portfolio, LP ("White Eagle"), which was previously a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company that holds a portfolio of life settlements. The Company primarily earns income through change in fair value and distributions from its equity investment in White Eagle.

On August 16, 2019, the Company entered into a subscription agreement (the "Subscription Agreement") with Lamington Road Designated Activity Company (formerly known as Lamington Road Limited) ("Lamington" or "Class B Limited Partner"), White Eagle, White Eagle General Partner, LLP ( "WEGP" or "Withdrawing General Partner"), and Palomino JV, L.P. ("Palomino" or "Class A Limited Partner"), pursuant to which White Eagle sold to Palomino 72.5% of its limited partnership interests, consisting of all of the newly issued and outstanding Class A and Class D interests, and WEGP sold to an affiliate (the "Manager") of Jade Mountain Partners, LLC ("Jade Mountain"), all of its general partnership interests (collectively, the "WE Investment") for a purchase price of approximately $366.2 million and $8.0 million for the Class A and Class D interests, respectively. Pursuant to the Subscription Agreement, Lamington retained 27.5% of the limited partnership interests of White Eagle, consisting of all of the newly issued and outstanding Class B interests in exchange for all of its previously owned White Eagle limited partnership interests with a value of approximately $138.9 million on the closing date. The consummation of the transaction under the Subscription Agreement resulted in the Company being a minority owner in White Eagle, as a result the entity is treated as an equity investment. Activities for our investment in White Eagle are included in Note 11 "Investment in Limited Partnership" of the accompanying consolidated financial statements for further information.

Litigation Settlement and Disposal of Life Settlement

On December 4, 2019, the Company and certain of its subsidiaries entered into a Settlement Agreement and Mutual Release (the "Settlement Agreement") with Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada ("Sun Life") and Wilmington Trust, N.A. as securities intermediary ("Wilmington Trust").

Pursuant to the Settlement Agreement, 31 life insurance policies with face totaling $163.5 million issued by Sun Life were canceled in exchange for a lump sum payment of $36.1 million. The settlement included two policies held by the Company outside of White Eagle with an aggregate face value of $12.0 million, 28 policies held by White Eagle with an aggregate face value of $141.5 million and one policy with a face value of $10.0 million in receivable for maturity for White Eagle. Of this amount, approximately $12.7 million was received by the Company, $13.4 million was paid to White Eagle and $10.0 million was paid to Wilmington Trust for the maturity receivable. With this settlement, the Company no longer directly owns any life insurance policies.