I think a previous poster had mentioned something about a connection between the two companies. I am just totally guessing here but perhaps both companies have been financed by the same people in the past, and now one co has cash and the other co doesn't. The co with cash has no immediate commitments and the co with no cash has pending commitments. In my opinion a scenario like that would explain the deal, but I am sure there are a multitude of other potential explanations.