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ESSC East Stone Acquisition

Filed: 12 Feb 21, 4:05pm
 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

☒ QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the quarterly period ended December 31, 2020

 

OR

 

☐ TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the transition period from ________ to ________.

 

Commission File Number: 001-39233

 

East Stone Acquisition Corporation

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

British Virgin Islands N/A
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
 (IRS Employer
Identification No.)
   

25 Mall Road, Suite 330

Burlington, MA

 01803
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

 

(781) 202-9128

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

Not Applicable

(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class Trading Symbol(s) Name of each exchange on which
registered
Units, each consisting of one Ordinary Share, one Right and one Warrant ESSCU The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Ordinary Shares, no par value ESSC The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Rights, exchangeable into one-tenth of one Ordinary Share ESSCR The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Warrants, each exercisable for one-half of one Ordinary Share, each whole Ordinary Share exercisable for $11.50 per share ESSCW The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes ☒ No ☐

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files). Yes ☒ No ☐

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large accelerated filerAccelerated filer
Non-accelerated filerSmaller reporting company
  Emerging growth company

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes ☒ No ☐

 

As of February 11, 2021 there were 17,703,500 shares of the registrant’s ordinary shares, no par value, issued and outstanding.

 

 

 

 

East Stone Acquisition Corporation

 

Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

  Page
PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION 
   
Item 1.Financial Statements1
   
 Condensed Balance Sheets as of December 31, 2020 (unaudited) and June 30, 2020 (audited)1
   
 Unaudited Condensed Statements of Operations for the three months and six months ended December 31, 2020 and 20192
   
 Unaudited Condensed Statements of Changes in Shareholders’ Equity for the three and six months ended June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2020 and the three and six months ended June 30, 2019 and December 31, 20193
   
 Unaudited Condensed Statements of Cash Flows for the six months ended December 31, 2020 and 20194
   
 Notes to Unaudited Condensed Financial Statements5
   
Item 2.Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations19
   
Item 3.Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk23
   
Item 4.Control and Procedures23
   
PART II – OTHER INFORMATION 
   
Item 1.Legal Proceedings24
   
Item 1A.Risk Factors24
   
Item 2.Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds24
   
Item 3.Defaults Upon Senior Securities24
   
Item 4.Mine Safety Disclosures24
   
Item 5.Other Information24
   
Item 6.Exhibits25
   
SIGNATURES26

 

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PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS.

 

EAST STONE ACQUISITION CORPORATION
CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS

 

  December 31,
2020
  June 30,
2020
 
  (Unaudited)  (Audited) 
ASSETS        
Current Assets        
Cash $23,486  $389,361 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets  88,887   202,485 
Total current assets  112,373   591,846 
Cash and investments held in Trust Account  138,833,973   138,826,973 
Total assets $138,946,346  $139,418,819 
         
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY        
Current Liabilities        
Accrued expenses $60,687  $38,356 
Total current liabilities  60,687   38,356 
Deferred underwriting commission  402,500   402,500 
Total liabilities  463,187   440,856 
         
Commitments and Contingencies        
         
Ordinary shares subject to possible redemption, no par value, 13,348,315 and 13,397,796 shares at December 31, 2020 and June 30, 2020, respectively, at redemption value $10.00 per share  133,483,150   133,977,960 
         
Shareholders’ Equity        
Preferred shares in class A, B, C, D, and E, no par value; unlimited shares authorized, none issued and outstanding      
Ordinary shares, no par value; unlimited shares authorized; 4,355,185 and 4,305,704 shares issued and outstanding (excluding 13,348,315 and 13,397,796 shares subject to redemption) at December 31, 2020 and June 30, 2020, respectively  4,958,595   4,463,785 
Retained earnings  41,414   536,218 
Total Shareholders’ Equity  5,000,009   5,000,003 
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY $138,946,346  $139,418,819 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed financial statements.

 

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EAST STONE ACQUISITION CORPORATION
UNAUDITED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

 

  For the three months ended December 31,  For the six months ended December 31, 
  2020  2019  2020  2019 
Operating costs $293,936  $9,009  $501,804  $9,517 
                 
Loss from operations  (293,936)  (9,009)  (501,804)  (9,517)
Interest earned on investment held in Trust Account  3,500   -   7,000   - 
                 
Net loss $(290,436) $(9,009) $(494,804) $(9,517)
                 
Weighted average shares outstanding of redeemable ordinary shares  13,800,000(1)  -   13,800,000(1)  - 
                 
Basic and diluted net income per ordinary share $0.00  $0.00  $ 0.00  $0.00 
                 
Weighted average shares outstanding of non-redeemable ordinary shares  3,903,500(3)  3,000,000(2)  3,903,500(3)  3,000,000(2)
                 
Basic and diluted net loss per ordinary share $(0.08) $(0.00) $(0.13) $(0.00)

 

 

(1)Includes an aggregate of up to 13,348,315 shares subject to possible redemption on December 31, 2020.
(2)Excludes an aggregate of up to 450,000 shares held by the initial shareholders that were subject to forfeiture to the extent that the underwriters’ over-allotment was not exercised in part or in full (see Note 5).
(3)Non-redeemable ordinary share includes 3,450,000 ordinary shares issued to initial shareholders, 350,000 private units and 103,500 ordinary shares issued to underwriters as part of the underwriting compensation.

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed financial statements.

 

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EAST STONE ACQUISITION CORPORATION
CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

  For the three and six months ended December 31, 2020 
  Ordinary Shares  Retained Earnings
(Accumulated
  Total
Shareholders’
 
  Shares  Amount  

Deficit)

  Equity 
Balance – June 30, 2020 (audited)  4,305,704  $4,463,785  $536,218  $5,000,003 
Change in value of ordinary shares subject to possible redemption  20,437   204,370       204,370 
Net income (loss)        (204,368)  (204,368)
Balance – September 30, 2020 (unaudited)  4,326,141  $4,668,155  $331,850  $5,000,005 
                 
Change in value of ordinary shares subject to possible redemption  29,044   290,440       290,440 
Net income (loss)        (290,436)  (290,436)
Balance – December 31, 2020 (unaudited)  4,355,185  $4,958,595  $44,414  $5,000,009 

 

 

  For the three and six months ended December 31, 2019 
  Ordinary Shares  Retained Earnings
(Accumulated
  Total
Shareholders’
 
  Shares  Amount  

Deficit)

  Equity 
Balance – June 30, 2019 (audited)  3,450,000  $25,000  $(14,828) $10,172 
Net income (loss)        (418)  (418)
Balance – September 30, 2019 (unaudited)  3,450,000  $25,000  $(15,246) $9,754 
                 
Net income (loss)        (9,099)  (9,099)
Balance – December 31, 2019 (unaudited)  3,450,000   25,000   (24,345)  655 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed financial statements.

 

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EAST STONE ACQUISITION CORPORATION
UNAUDITED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

 

  For the six months ended December 31, 
  2020  2019 
Cash Flows from Operating Activities:        
Net loss $(494,804) $(9,517)
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash used in operating activities:        
Interest earned on investments held in Trust Account  (7,000)   
Changes in operating assets and liabilities        
Prepaid expense  113,598    
Accrued expense  22,331    
Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities  (365,875)  (9,517)
         
Cash Flows from Financing Activities:        
Advance from related party     9,071 
Proceeds from promissory note payable - related party     32,500 
Deferred offering costs     (54,509)
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities     (12,938)
         
Net Change in Cash  (365,875)  (22,455)
Cash -- Beginning of period  389,361   47,722 
Cash - End of period $23,486  $18,795 
         
Non-Cash Investing and Financing Activities        
Change in value of ordinary shares subject to possible redemption $(494,810) $ 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed financial statements.

 

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EAST STONE ACQUISITION CORPORATION
NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

NOTE 1. DESCRIPTION OF ORGANIZATION AND BUSINESS OPERATIONS

 

Organization and General

 

East Stone Acquisition Corporation (“East Stone” or the “Company”) is a blank check company incorporated in the British Virgin Islands on August 9, 2018. The Company was incorporated for the purpose of acquiring, engaging in a share exchange, share reconstruction and amalgamation with, purchasing all or substantially all of the assets of, entering into contractual arrangements with, or engaging in any other similar business combination with one or more businesses or entities (the “Business Combination”). Although the Company is not limited to a particular industry or geographic region for purposes of consummating a Business Combination, the Company intends to focus on businesses primarily operating in the financial services industry or businesses providing technological services to the financial industry, commonly known as “fintech businesses” in the regions of North America and Asia-Pacific. The Company is an emerging growth company and, as such, the Company is subject to all of the risks associated with emerging growth companies.

 

As of December 31, 2020, the Company had not yet commenced any operations. All activity through December 31, 2020 relates to the Company’s formation, the initial public offering (“Initial Public Offering” or “IPO”), which is described below, and since the closing of IPO, the search for a target for its Business Combination and the potential acquisition, as more fully described below. The Company will not generate any operating revenues until after the completion of its initial Business Combination, at the earliest. The Company generates income in the form of interest income from the proceeds derived from the IPO and placed in Trust Account (as defined below) as described below.

 

Initial Public Offering

 

The registration statement for the Company’s IPO was declared effective on February 19, 2020 (“Effective Date”). On February 24, 2020, the Company consummated the IPO of 13,800,000 units (the “Units” and, with respect to the ordinary shares underlying the Units sold, the “Public Shares”), including 1,800,000 Units as a result of the underwriters’ full exercise of over-allotment option, generating aggregate gross proceeds to the Company of $138,000,000.

 

Simultaneously with the closing of the IPO, the Company consummated certain private placements of an aggregate of 350,000 Units (“Private Units”) at $10.00 per Private Unit, generating gross proceeds of $3,500,000. Pursuant to the unit subscription agreements entered into in connection with the private placements, 167,000 Private Units were purchased by the Double Ventures Holdings Limited (“Sponsor”), 108,000 Private Units were purchased by Hua Mao and Cheng Zhao (“anchor investors”) separately and not together, and 75,000 Private Units were purchased by I-Bankers Securities, Inc., the representative of the several underwriters in the IPO (“I-Bankers”).

 

In connection with the Company’s IPO, the Company issued an aggregate of 103,500 ordinary shares of the Company (“Representative’s Shares”) to I-Bankers and its designee, of which 90,562 Representative’s Shares were issued to I-Bankers and 12,938 Representative’s Shares were issued to EarlyBirdCapital, Inc. (“EarlyBird”) (Note 6).

 

At the closing of the IPO, the Company additionally granted to I-Bankers and its designee a total of 690,000 warrants, exercisable at $12.00 per full share (for an aggregate exercise price of $8,280,000) (“Representative’s Warrants”), of which 601,500 Representative’s Warrants were granted to I-Bankers and 88,500 Representative’s Warrants were granted to EarlyBird (Note 6).

 

Total offering costs amounted to $5,758,283, including value placed on the Representative’s Shares and Representative’s Warrants, at $1,035,000 and $1,640,028, respectively. Of the total $5,758,283 transactions cost, the cash transaction costs amounted to $3,083,255, of which $2,415,000 of underwriting fees, including $402,500 of deferred underwriting fees, payable at the consummation of the Business Combination (as described below), and $668,255 of other offering costs of legal, accounting and other expenses incurred through the IPO that are directly related to the IPO. All of the transaction costs were charged to the equity of the Company upon completion of IPO.

 

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Trust Account

 

Following the closing of the IPO, a total of $138,000,000 of the net proceeds from the IPO and the sale of the Private Units was placed in a trust account (“Trust Account”), which is invested only in U.S. government treasury bills, notes and bonds with a maturity of 185 days or less or in money market funds meeting certain conditions under Rule 2a-7 under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the “Investment Company Act”) and which invest solely in U.S. Treasuries. Except for all interest income that may be released to the Company to pay taxes, and up to $50,000 to pay dissolution expenses, none of the funds held in the Trust Account will be released until the earlier of: (1) the completion of the initial Business Combination within the required time period; (2) the Company’s redemption of 100% of the outstanding Public Shares if the Company has not completed an initial Business Combination in the required time period; and (3) the redemption of any Public Shares properly tendered in connection with a shareholder vote to amend the Company’s Amended and Restated Memorandum and Articles of Association (A) to modify the substance or timing of the Company’s obligation to redeem 100% of the Public Shares if the Company does not complete its initial Business Combination within the required time period or (B) with respect to any other provision relating to shareholders’ rights or pre-Business Combination activity.

 

Business Combination

 

The Company’s management has broad discretion with respect to the specific application of the net proceeds of the IPO and the sale of the Private Units, although substantially all of the net proceeds are intended to be applied generally towards consummating a Business Combination. The Company’s initial Business Combination must be with one or more operating businesses or assets with a fair market value equal to at least 80% of the net assets held in the Trust Account at the time the Company signs a definitive agreement in connection with the initial Business Combination. However, the Company will only complete a Business Combination if the post-transaction company owns or acquires 50% or more of the outstanding voting securities of the target or otherwise acquires a controlling interest in the target sufficient for it not to be required to register as an investment company under the Investment Company Act. There is no assurance that the Company will be able to successfully effect a Business Combination.

 

The Company will proceed with a Business Combination if the Company has net tangible assets of at least $5,000,001 prior to or upon such consummation of a Business Combination and, if the Company seeks shareholder approval, a majority of the outstanding ordinary shares voted are voted in favor of the Business Combination. If a shareholder vote is not required and the Company does not decide to hold a shareholder vote for business or other legal reasons, the Company will, pursuant to its Amended and Restated Memorandum and Articles of Association, offer to redeem the Public Shares pursuant to the tender offer rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and file tender offer documents containing substantially the same information as would be included in a proxy statement with the SEC prior to consummating a Business Combination.

 

Notwithstanding the foregoing, if the Company seeks shareholder approval of the Business Combination and the Company does not conduct redemptions pursuant to the tender offer rules, the Company’s Amended and Restated Memorandum and Articles of Association provides that a public shareholder, together with any affiliate of such shareholder or any other person with whom such shareholder is acting in concert or as a “group” (as defined in Section 13(d)(3) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”)), will be restricted from redeeming its shares with respect to more than an aggregate of 15% of the Public Shares, without the prior consent of the Company.

 

The Sponsor and the other initial shareholders (collectively, “initial shareholders”) have agreed (A) to vote their Founder Shares (as defined in Note 5), shares underlying the Private Units (“private shares”) and any Public Shares held by them in favor of any proposed initial Business Combination, (B) not to propose any amendment to the Company’s memorandum and articles of association (i) to modify the substance or timing of the Company’s obligation to redeem 100% of its Public Shares if the Company does not complete its initial Business Combination within 15 months (or up to 21 months) from the closing of the IPO or (ii) with respect to any other provision relating to shareholders’ rights or pre-initial Business Combination activity, unless the Company provides its public shareholders with the opportunity to redeem their Public Shares upon approval of any such amendment at a per-share price, payable in cash, equal to the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account, including interest (which interest shall be net of taxes payable), divided by the number of then outstanding Public Shares, (C) not to redeem any shares (including the Founder Shares) and Private Units (and underlying securities) into the right to receive cash from the Trust Account in connection with a shareholder vote to approve the proposed initial Business Combination (or to sell any shares in a tender offer in connection with a proposed Business Combination if the Company does not seek shareholder approval in connection therewith) or a vote to amend the provisions of the Company’s memorandum and articles of association relating to shareholders’ rights or pre-Business Combination activity and (D) that the Founder Shares and Private Units (and underlying securities) shall not participate in any liquidating distribution upon winding up if a Business Combination is not consummated, until all of the claims of any redeeming shareholders and creditors are fully satisfied (and then only from funds held outside the Trust Account).

 

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The Company has 15 months from the closing of the IPO (or until May 24, 2021) to consummate a Business Combination (“Business Combination Date”). However, if the Company is not able to consummate a Business Combination on or before the Business Combination Date, the Company, by resolutions of the board of the Company, at the request of the initial shareholders, may extend the period of time to consummate a Business Combination up to two times, each by an additional three months (for a total of up to 21 months to complete a Business Combination) (the “Combination Period”), subject to the Company’s initial shareholders depositing additional funds into the Trust Account as set out below. Pursuant to the terms of the Company’s Amended and Restated Memorandum and Articles of Association and the Investment Management Trust Agreement entered into between the Company and Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, in order for the time available for the Company to consummate a Business Combination to be extended, the Company’s initial shareholders and their affiliates or designees, upon five days advance notice prior to the applicable deadline, must deposit into the Trust Account up to $1,380,000 ($0.10 per share), up to an aggregate of $2,760,000 or approximately $0.20 per share, on or prior to the date of the applicable deadline, for each three month extension. In the event that the Company receives notice from the initial shareholders five days prior to the applicable deadline to effect an extension, the Company intends to issue a press release announcing such intention at least three days prior to the applicable deadline. In addition, the Company intends to issue a press release the day after the applicable deadline announcing whether or not the funds had been timely deposited. However, the Company’s initial shareholders and their affiliates or designees are not obligated to fund the Trust Account to extend the time to consummate a Business Combination.

 

If the Company is unable to complete a Business Combination by the Business Combination Date and if the Company fails to receive an extension requested by the Company’s initial shareholders by or before the Business Combination Date, the Company will (i) cease all operations except for the purpose of winding up, (ii) as promptly as reasonably possible but no more than five business days thereafter, redeem 100% of the outstanding Public Shares which redemption will completely extinguish public shareholders’ rights as shareholders (including the right to receive further liquidation distributions, if any), subject to applicable law and (iii) as promptly as reasonably possible following such redemption, subject to the approval of the remaining holders of ordinary shares and the Company’s board of directors, proceed to commence a voluntary liquidation and thereby a formal dissolution of the Company, subject (in the case of (ii) and (iii) above) to its obligations to provide for claims of creditors and the requirements of applicable law.

 

In connection with the redemption of 100% of the Company’s outstanding Public Shares for a portion of the funds held in the Trust Account, each holder will receive a full pro rata portion of the amount then in the Trust Account plus any pro rata interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account (net of any taxes payable and less up to $50,000 of interest to pay liquidation expenses).

 

The initial shareholders have agreed to waive their liquidation rights with respect to the Founder Shares and private shares if the Company fails to complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period. However, if the initial shareholders acquire Public Shares in or after the IPO, they will be entitled to liquidating distributions from the Trust Account with respect to such Public Shares if the Company fails to complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period.

 

In the event of such distribution, it is possible that the per share value of the residual assets remaining available for distribution (including Trust Account assets) will be only $10.00 per share initially held in the Trust Account. In order to protect the amounts held in the Trust Account, the Sponsor and its officers has agreed that it will be liable to the Company if and to the extent any claims by a third party for services rendered or products sold to the Company, or a prospective target business with which the Company has entered into a written letter of intent, confidentiality or other similar agreement or business combination agreement, reduce the amount of funds in the Trust Account to below the lesser of (i) $10.00 per public share and (ii) the actual amount per public share held in the Trust Account as of the date of the liquidation of the trust account, if less than $10.00 per share due to reductions in the value of the trust assets, less taxes payable, provided that such liability will not apply to any claims by a third party or prospective target business who executed a waiver of any and all rights to the monies held in the Trust Account (whether or not such waiver is enforceable) nor will it apply to any claims under the Company’s indemnity of the underwriter of the Proposed Offering against certain liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act of 1933 as amended (the “Securities Act”). The Company will seek to reduce the possibility that the Sponsor and the officers of the Company will have to indemnify the Trust Account due to claims of creditors by endeavoring to vendors, service providers (except the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm), prospective target businesses or other entities with which the Company does business, execute agreements with the Company waiving any right, title, interest or claim of any kind in or to monies held in the Trust Account.

 

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Announcement of Business Combination Agreement

 

On September 21, 2020, East Stone entered into a Business Combination Agreement (as amended, including by the Amended and Restated Business Combination Agreement, dated November 9, 2020, the “Business Combination Agreement”) with Ufin Holdings Limited, a Cayman Islands limited liability company ( “Ufin”), Ufin Tek Limited, a British Virgin Islands company (“Pubco”), Ufin Mergerco Limited, a British Virgin Islands company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pubco (“Merger Sub”), Sherman Xiaoma Lu, the Chief Executive Officer of East Stone, an individual, in the capacity as the Purchaser Representative thereunder, Yingkui Liu, in the capacity as the Seller Representative thereunder, and Ufin Investment Limited, a British Virgin Islands limited liability company and the sole holder of Ufin’s outstanding capital shares (the “Seller”).

 

Pursuant to the Business Combination Agreement, subject to the terms and conditions set forth therein, at the closing of the transactions contemplated by the Business Combination Agreement (the “Closing”), (a) Merger Sub will merge with and into East Stone, with East Stone continuing as the surviving entity (the “Merger”), and with holders of East Stone securities receiving substantially identical securities of Pubco, and (b) Pubco will acquire all of the issued and outstanding ordinary shares of Ufin (the “Purchased Shares”) from the Seller in exchange for American Depositary Shares (“ADS”) representing ordinary shares of Pubco, with Ufin becoming a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pubco (the “Share Exchange”, and together with the Merger and the other transactions contemplated by the Business Combination Agreement, the “Transactions”).

 

The total consideration to be paid by Pubco to the Seller for its shares of Ufin (which consideration shall be allocated to certain designated recipients (the “Designated Share Recipients”) shall be a combination of ADSs representing Pubco ordinary shares and Pubco warrants equal to up to Four Hundred Fifty Million Dollars ($450,000,000) (the “Exchange Consideration”) consisting of (a) a number of ADSs representing Pubco ordinary shares (the “Base Exchange Shares”) equal in value to: (i) $300,000,000, plus (or minus, if negative) Ufin’s net working capital, and minus (ii) the aggregate amount of any outstanding indebtedness of Ufin (in excess of RMB10,000,000 (the “Closing Debt”), (b) 6,000,000 Pubco warrants, and (c) up to 15,000,000 Pubco ADSs representing ordinary shares if certain conditions are met (the “Earnout Shares”), and together with the Base Exchange Shares (the “Exchange Shares”). At the Closing, Seller will allocate its ADSs among certain Designated Share Recipients. Each ADS representing Pubco ordinary shares is valued at a per share price of $10.00.

 

The number of Base Exchange Shares is subject to adjustment prior to Closing based on estimates of net working capital and the Closing Debt, determined using the numbers from Ufin’s financial closing of each fiscal quarter prior to Closing.

 

The issuances of Pubco ordinary shares in connection with the Share Exchange will be exempt from registration under the Securities Act in reliance upon Section 4(a)(2) thereof because securities of Pubco will be issued to a limited number of Designated Share Recipients without involving a public offering. Such issuances will also be exempted from registration in reliance upon Regulation S of the Securities Act with regard to certain Designated Share Recipients receiving Pubco ordinary shares who are qualified as non-U.S. persons thereunder.

 

The parties agreed that at or prior to the Closing, Pubco, the Seller and Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company (or another mutually acceptable escrow agent), as escrow agent (the “Escrow Agent”), will enter into an Escrow Agreement, effective as of the Closing, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to East Stone and Ufin (the “Escrow Agreement” ), pursuant to which Pubco will deliver to the Escrow Agent (i) a number of ADSs representing Pubco ordinary shares, equal to 10% of the Base Exchange Shares (or 30,000,000 shares), and (ii) 15,000,000 Exchange Shares (the “Earnout Escrow Shares”) to be held, along with any dividends, distributions or income thereon (together with the Earnout Escrow Shares, the “Earnout Escrow Property”) in a segregated account (the “Earnout Escrow Account”) and disbursed in accordance with the Business Combination Agreement and the Escrow Agreement.

 

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In the event that the Pubco revenue for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2022 (the “Earnout Period”) as set forth in the audited consolidated income statement of Pubco filed with its Form 20-F or Form 10-K (the “Earnout Revenue”) is equal to or greater than One Billion Four Hundred Million Renminbi (RMB 1,400,000,000 or US$200,000,000 at the exchange rate of 7:1/RMB:USD), but less than One Billion Seven Hundred Fifty Million Renminbi (RMB 1,750,000,000 or US$250,000,000 at the exchange rate of 7:1/RMB:USD), while maintaining a gross margin at or greater than eighty-five percent (85%), then, subject to the terms and conditions of the Business Combination Agreement, the Designated Share Recipients’ rights to receive Ten Million (10,000,000) Earnout Exchange Shares (the “First Tier Earnout Payment”) shall vest and shall no longer be subject to forfeiture and Five Million Earnout Exchange Shares will be forfeited. In all other cases, the First Tier Earnout Payment will be forfeited.

 

In the event that the Earnout Revenue is equal to or greater than One Billion Seven Hundred Fifty Million Renminbi (RMB 1,750,000,000 or US$250,000,000 at exchange rate of 7:1/RMB:USD), while maintaining a gross margin at or greater than eighty-five percent (85%), then, subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, the Designated Share Recipients’ rights to receive Fifteen Million (15,000,000) Earnout Exchange Shares (the “Second Tier Earnout Payment”) of the Earnout Escrow Property shall vest and shall no longer be subject to forfeiture. In all other cases, the Second Tier Earnout Payment will be forfeited. The earnout payments are mutually exclusive.

 

The Business Combination Agreement contains a number of representations and warranties made by East Stone, Ufin, Pubco and Seller as of the date of such agreement. The representations and warranties made by East Stone, Ufin and Pubco are customary for transactions similar to the transactions contemplated by the Business Combination Agreement.

 

The obligations of the parties to consummate the Transactions are subject to various conditions, including East Stone having at least $5,000,001 in net tangible assets as of the Closing, after giving effect to the completion of the Redemption and any private placement financing.

 

The Business Combination Agreement may also be terminated under certain other customary and limited circumstances at any time prior to the Closing, including, if after taking into consideration the Redemption, the trust account proceeds and the gross proceeds of any private placement, the amount of cash available to East Stone is less than Thirty Million Dollars ($30,000,000).

 

Liquidity and Going Concern

 

The Company has principally financed its operations from inception on August 9, 2018 using proceeds from the sale of its equity securities to its initial shareholders prior to the IPO and from the sale of the Placement Units and the IPO that were placed in an account outside of the Trust Account for working capital purposes. As of December 31, 2020, the Company had $23,486 in its operating bank account, $138,833,973 in cash and marketable securities held in the Trust Account to be used for a Business Combination or to repurchase or redeem its ordinary share in connection therewith.

 

The Company intends to use substantially all of the funds held in the Trust Account, including any amounts representing interest earned on the Trust Account (less taxes payable and deferred underwriting commissions) to complete its initial Business Combination. To the extent necessary, the Company’s Sponsor, officers and directors or their respective affiliates may, but are not obligated to, loan the Company funds as may be required (the “Working Capital Loans”). If the Company completes a Business Combination, the Company would repay the Working Capital Loans. In the event that a Business Combination does not close, the Company may use a portion of proceeds held outside the Trust Account to repay the Working Capital Loans, but no proceeds held in the Trust Account would be used to repay the Working Capital Loans. Such Working Capital Loans would be evidenced by promissory notes. The notes would either be repaid upon consummation of a Business Combination, without interest, or, at the lender’s discretion, or converted upon consummation of a Business Combination into additional Private Units at a price of $10.00 per Unit (the “Working Capital Units”) (see Note 5).

 

Until the consummation of a Business Combination, the Company will be using funds held outside of the Trust Account for identifying and evaluating target businesses, performing business due diligence on prospective target businesses, traveling to and from the offices, plants or similar locations of prospective target businesses or their representatives, reviewing corporate documents and material agreements of prospective target businesses, structuring, negotiating and completing a Business Combination.

 

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If the Company’s estimates of the costs of identifying a target business, undertaking in-depth due diligence and negotiating a Business Combination are less than the actual amount necessary to do so, the Company may have insufficient funds available to operate its business prior to a Business Combination. Moreover, the Company may need to obtain additional financing either to complete a Business Combination or because it becomes obligated to redeem a significant number of its Public Shares upon completion of a Business Combination, in which case the Company may issue additional securities or incur debt in connection with such Business Combination.

 

The liquidity condition and date for mandatory liquidation raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern through May 24, 2021, the scheduled liquidation date of the Company. These financial statements do not include any adjustments relating to the recovery of the recorded assets or the classification of the liabilities that might be necessary should the Company be unable to continue as a going concern. 

 

NOTE 2. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

 

Basis of Presentation

 

The accompanying unaudited condensed financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) for interim financial information and in accordance with the instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 8 of Regulation S-X promulgated by the SEC. Certain information or footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP have been condensed or omitted, pursuant to the rules and regulations of the SEC for interim financial reporting. Accordingly, they do not include all the information and footnotes necessary for a complete presentation of financial position, results of operations, or cash flows. In the opinion of management, the accompanying unaudited condensed financial statements include all adjustments, consisting of a normal recurring nature, which are necessary for a fair presentation of the financial position, operating results and cash flows for the periods presented.

 

The accompanying unaudited condensed financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended June 30, 2020 as filed with the SEC on September 21, 2020, which contains the audited financial statements and notes thereto. The interim results for the six months ended December 31, 2020 are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the year ending June 30, 2021 or for any future interim periods.

 

The accompanying unaudited condensed financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) for financial information and pursuant to the rules and regulations of the SEC.

 

Emerging Growth Company

 

The Company is an “emerging growth company,” as defined in Section 2(a) of the Securities Act, as modified by the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012, (the “JOBS Act”), and it may take advantage of certain exemptions from various reporting requirements that are applicable to other public companies that are not emerging growth companies including, but not limited to, not being required to comply with the auditor attestation requirements of Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, reduced disclosure obligations regarding executive compensation in its periodic reports and proxy statements, and exemptions from the requirements of holding a non-binding advisory vote on executive compensation and shareholder approval of any golden parachute payments not previously approved.

 

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Further, section 102(b)(1) of the JOBS Act exempts emerging growth companies from being required to comply with new or revised financial accounting standards until private companies (that is, those that have not had a Securities Act registration statement declared effective or do not have a class of securities registered under the Exchange Act) are required to comply with the new or revised financial accounting standards. The JOBS Act provides that a company can elect to opt out of the extended transition period and comply with the requirements that apply to non-emerging growth companies but any such election to opt out is irrevocable. The Company has elected not to opt out of such extended transition period which means that when a standard is issued or revised and it has different application dates for public or private companies, the Company, as an emerging growth company, can adopt the new or revised standard at the time private companies adopt the new or revised standard. This may make comparison of the Company’s financial statements with another public company which is neither an emerging growth company nor an emerging growth company which has opted out of using the extended transition period difficult or impossible because of the potential differences in accounting standards used.

 

Use of Estimates

 

The preparation of unaudited condensed financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting periods.

 

Making estimates requires management to exercise significant judgment. It is at least reasonably possible that the estimate of the effect of a condition, situation or set of circumstances that existed at the date of the financial statements, which management considered in formulating its estimate, could change in the near term due to one or more future confirming events. Accordingly, the actual results could differ significantly from those estimates.

 

Ordinary Shares Subject to Possible Redemption

 

The Company accounts for its ordinary shares subject to possible redemption in accordance with the guidance in Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 480 “Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity.” Ordinary shares subject to mandatory redemption is classified as a liability instrument and is measured at fair value. Conditionally redeemable ordinary shares (including ordinary shares that features redemption rights that is either within the control of the holder or subject to redemption upon the occurrence of uncertain events not solely within the Company’s control) is classified as temporary equity. At all other times, ordinary shares are classified as shareholders’ equity. The Company’s ordinary shares features certain redemption rights that are considered to be outside of the Company’s control and subject to occurrence of uncertain future events. Accordingly, as of December 31, 2020 and June 30, 2020, 13,348,315 ordinary shares and 13,397,796 ordinary shares, respectively, subject to possible redemption were presented as temporary equity, outside of the shareholders’ equity section of the Company’s unaudited condensed balance sheets.

 

Offering Costs

 

Total offering costs amounted to $5,758,283, including fair value placed on the Representative’s Shares and Representative’s Warrants, at $1,035,000 and $1,640,028, respectively. Of the total $5,758,283 transaction cost, the cash transaction costs amounted to $3,083,255, of which $2,415,000 was underwriting fees, including $402,500 deferred underwriting commission, payable at the consummation of the Business Combination (as described below), and $668,255 of other offering costs of legal, accounting and other expenses incurred through the IPO that are directly related to the IPO. All of the transaction costs were charged to the equity of the Company upon completion of IPO.

 

Income Taxes

 

ASC Topic 740 “Income Taxes” prescribes a recognition threshold and a measurement attribute for the financial statement recognition and measurement of tax positions taken or expected to be taken in a tax return. For those benefits to be recognized, a tax position must be more-likely-than-not to be sustained upon examination by taxing authorities. The Company’s management determined that the British Virgin Islands is the Company’s only major tax jurisdiction. The Company recognizes accrued interest and penalties related to unrecognized tax benefits as income tax expense. There were no unrecognized tax benefits and no amounts accrued for interest and penalties as of December 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively. The Company is currently not aware of any issues under review that could result in significant payments, accruals or material deviation from its position.

 

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There is currently no taxation imposed on income by the government of the British Virgin Islands. In accordance with British Virgin Islands federal income tax regulations, income taxes are not levied on the Company. Consequently, income taxes are not reflected in the Company’s unaudited condensed financial statements. The Company’s management does not expect that the total amount of unrecognized tax benefits will materially change over the next twelve months.

 

Net Income (Loss) per Ordinary Share

 

Net income (loss) per share is computed by dividing net income (loss) by the weighted average number of ordinary shares outstanding for the period. The calculation of diluted income (loss) per share does not consider the effect of the warrants issued in connection with the (i) initial public offering, (ii) the exercise of the over-allotment option and (iii) private placement units, since the exercise of the warrants are contingent upon the occurrence of future events and the inclusion of such warrants would be anti-dilutive under the treasury stock method. The warrants derived from the public units are exercisable to purchase 6,900,000 shares of ordinary shares and warrants derived from the private placement units are exercisable to purchase 175,000 shares of ordinary shares, together 7,075,000 in the aggregate.

 

The Company’s unaudited condensed statement of operations includes a presentation of income (loss) per share for ordinary shares subject to redemption in a manner similar to the two-class method of income (loss) per share. Net income per ordinary share, basic and diluted for redeemable ordinary shares, is calculated by dividing the interest income earned on the Trust Account at December 31, 2020, and December 31, 2019, respectively.

 

For the three months ended December 31, 2020, net income (loss) divided by the weighted average number of redeemable ordinary shares of 13,800,000 outstanding for the period resulted in $0.00 net income per ordinary share, basic and diluted. For the three months ended as of December 31, 2020 and 2019, net loss per ordinary share, basic and diluted for non-redeemable ordinary shares, is calculated by dividing the net income (loss), by the weighted average number of 3,903,500 non-redeemable ordinary shares outstanding for the periods, resulted in $(0.08) and $(0.13) loss per ordinary share, basic and diluted, respectively.

 

For the six months ended December 31, 2020, net income (loss) divided by the weighted average number of redeemable ordinary shares of 13,800,000 outstanding for the period resulted in $0.00 net income per ordinary share, basic and diluted. For the six months ended as of December 31, 2020 and 2019, net loss per ordinary share, basic and diluted for non-redeemable ordinary shares, is calculated by dividing the net income (loss), by the weighted average number of 3,000,000 non-redeemable ordinary shares outstanding for the periods, resulted in $(0.00) loss per ordinary share, basic and diluted, respectively.

 

Concentration of Credit Risk

 

Financial instruments that potentially subject the Company to credit risk consist principally of cash and investment held in Trust Account. Cash is maintained in accounts with financial institutions, which at times may exceed the federal depository insurance coverage limit of $250,000. As of December 31, 2020, the Company had not experienced losses on this account and management believes the Company is not exposed to significant risks on such account.

 

Fair Value of Financial Instruments

 

The fair value of the Company’s assets and liabilities, which qualify as financial instruments under ASC Topic 820, “Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures,” approximates the carrying amounts represented in the accompanying unaudited condensed balance sheets, primarily due to their short-term nature.

 

Recently Issued Accounting Standards

 

The Company’s management does not believe that any recently issued, but not yet effective, accounting pronouncements, if currently adopted, would have a material effect on the Company’s unaudited condensed financial statements.

 

NOTE 3. INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERING

 

Pursuant to the IPO, the Company sold 13,800,000 Units at a purchase price of $10.00 per Unit, which includes the underwriters’ full exercise of the over-allotment option in the amount of 1,800,000 Units. Each Unit consists of one ordinary share, no par value, one right, and one redeemable warrant (each whole warrant, a “Public Warrant”). Each right entitles the holder thereof to receive one-tenth (1/10) of one ordinary share upon the consummation of the Business Combination. Each Public Warrant entitles the holder thereof to purchase one-half (1/2) of one ordinary share at an exercise price of $11.50 per full share (subject to certain adjustments) (see Note 7).

 

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NOTE 4. PRIVATE PLACEMENT

 

Simultaneously with the closing of the IPO, the Sponsor, anchor investors and I-Bankers purchased an aggregate of 350,000 Private Units, of which 275,000 were purchased by the Company’s Sponsor, anchor investors and 75,000 by I-Bankers, for an aggregate purchase price of $3,500,000. Each Private Unit consists of one ordinary share (“Private Share”), one right (“Private Right”) and one warrant (“Private Warrant”). Each Private Right entitles the holder thereof to receive one-tenth (1/10) of one ordinary share upon the consummation of the Business Combination. Each warrant entitles the holder thereof to purchase one-half (1/2) of one ordinary share at an exercise price of $11.50 per full share. The net proceeds from the private placement was added to the proceeds from the IPO being held in the Trust Account. If the Company does not complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period, the net proceeds from the sale of the private placement will be used to fund the redemption of the Public Shares (subject to the requirements of applicable law) and Private Units and all underlying securities will expire worthless.

 

NOTE 5. RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

 

Founder Shares

 

In October 2018, the Company issued 1,437,500 ordinary shares to its initial shareholders (the “Founder Shares”) for an aggregate purchase price of $25,000, or approximately $0.017 per share. In January and February 2020, the Company effected 2 for 1 and 1.2 for 1 share dividends, respectively, for each ordinary share outstanding, resulting in the initial shareholders owning an aggregate of 3,450,000 Founder Shares. The share dividends are retroactively restated in the accompanying unaudited condensed financial statements.

 

Of the 3,450,000 Founder Shares, 450,000 shares were subject to forfeiture by the initial shareholders to the extent that the underwriters’ over-allotment is not exercised in full or in part. As a result of the underwriters’ election to fully exercise their over-allotment option, 450,000 Founder Shares are no longer subject to forfeiture.

 

Additionally, subject to certain limited exceptions, the initial shareholders have agreed to escrow (and not transfer any ownership interest in) their Founder Shares, excluding any Units or shares comprising Units acquired by the initial shareholders in the offering or in the open market: (i) with respect to 50% of the Founder Shares for a period ending on the earlier of the six month anniversary of the Business Combination or the date on which the closing price of the ordinary shares exceeds $12.50 for any 20 trading days within a 30-trading day period following the closing of the Business Combination and (ii) with respect to the other 50% of the Founder Shares for a period ending on the six month anniversary of the closing of the Business Combination, unless approved by the Company’s public shareholders. However, if, after a Business Combination, there is a transaction whereby all the outstanding shares are exchanged or converted into cash (as they would be in a post-asset sale liquidation) or another issuer’s shares, then the Founder Shares (or any ordinary shares thereunder) shall be permitted to come out of escrow to participate. In addition, all initial shareholders have agreed to escrow (and not transfer any ownership interest in) their Private Units (or any securities comprising the Private Units), excluding any Units acquired by initial shareholders in the Proposed Offering or in the open market, until thirty (30) days following the closing of the Business Combination.

 

Promissory Note — Related Party

 

The Company’s initial shareholders have signed a promissory note (the “Note”) to loan the Company up to $300,000 to be used for the IPO. The Note was non-interest bearing, unsecured and due on the earlier of December 31, 2020 or the closing of the IPO. On February 24, 2020, the total outstanding balance of $182,500 of the Note was repaid.

 

Administrative Support Arrangement

 

The Company entered into an administrative support agreement with an affiliate of the Company’s officers (the “Service Party”), commencing on February 19, 2020 through the earlier of the consummation of a Business Combination or the Company’s liquidation, the Company agreed to pay the Service Party up to a maximum of $120,000 in the aggregate for office space, utilities and secretarial and administrative services. Such administrative fees shall be paid on a quarterly basis at $30,000 per quarter until the maximum fee is reached, or if earlier, until the consummation of the Company’s Business Combination or liquidation. For the three and six months ended December 31, 2020, the Company paid the Service Party $30,000 and $60,000 respectively.

 

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Related Party Loans

 

In order to finance transaction costs in connection with a Business Combination, the Sponsor, officers and directors or their respective affiliates may, but are not obligated to, loan the Company funds as may be required (the “Working Capital Loans”). If the Company completes a Business Combination, the Company would repay the Working Capital Loans. In the event that a Business Combination does not close, the Company may use a portion of proceeds held outside the Trust Account to repay the Working Capital Loans, but no proceeds held in the Trust Account would be used to repay the Working Capital Loans. Such Working Capital Loans would be evidenced by promissory notes. The notes would either be repaid upon consummation of a Business Combination, without interest, or, at the lender’s discretion, or converted upon consummation of a Business Combination into additional Private Units at a price of $10.00 per Unit (the “Working Capital Units”). As of December 31, 2020 and June 30, 2020, no Working Capital Loans were issued.

 

Related Party Extension Loans

 

As discussed in Note 1, the Company may extend the period of time to consummate a Business Combination up to two times, each by an additional three months (for a total of 21 months to complete a Business Combination). In order to extend the time available for the Company to consummate a Business Combination, the initial shareholders and/or their affiliates or designees must deposit into the Trust Account up to an aggregate of $2,760,000 for a total of two extensions. Any such payments would be made in the form of a loan. The terms of the loan in connection with the loan have not yet been negotiated. If the Company completes a Business Combination, the Company would repay such loaned amounts out of the proceeds of the Trust Account released to the Company. If the Company does not complete a Business Combination, the Company will not repay such loans.

 

NOTE 6. COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

 

Risk and Uncertainties

 

Management continues to evaluate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the industry and has concluded that while it is reasonably possible that the virus could have a negative effect on the Company’s financial positions and/or search for a target company, the specific impact is not readily determinable as of the date of these financial statements. A significant outbreak of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases could result in a widespread health crisis that could adversely affect the economies and financial markets worldwide, and potential target companies may defer or end discussions for a potential merger with us if COVID-19 materially adversely affects their business operations and, therefore, the valuation of their business. The extent to which COVID-19 impacts our search for a business combination will depend on future developments, which are highly uncertain and cannot be predicted, including new information which may emerge concerning the severity of COVID-19 and the actions to contain COVID-19 or treat its impact, among others. If the disruptions posed by COVID-19 or other matters of global concern continue for an unexpectedly long period of time, our ability to consummate a Business Combination may be materially adversely affected. The accompanying unaudited condensed financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty.

 

Registration Rights

 

Pursuant to a registration rights agreement entered into by and among the Company, the initial shareholders, anchor investors and I-Bankers on February 19, 2020, the holders of the Founder Shares, Private Units (and underlying securities), and Working Capital Units (and underlying securities) will be entitled to registration rights. The holders of a majority-in-interest of these securities are entitled to make up to three demands that the Company register such securities. In addition, the holders have certain “piggy-back” registration rights with respect to registration statements filed subsequent to the consummation of a Business Combination.

 

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Business Combination Marketing Agreement

 

The Company has engaged I-Bankers as an advisor in connection with the Company’s Business Combination to assist the Company in holding meetings with the Company’s shareholders to discuss the potential Business Combination and the target business’ attributes, introduce the Company to potential investors that are interested in purchasing the Company’s securities in connection with the Business Combination, assist the Company in obtaining shareholder approval for the Business Combination and assist the Company with its press releases and public filings in connection with the Business Combination. Pursuant to the Company’s agreement with I-Bankers, (i) if the amount of cash held in the Trust Account immediately prior to the Business Combination, after redemptions, is at least 50% of the gross proceeds of the IPO, then the advisory fees payable to I-Bankers will be 2.75% of the cash remaining in the Trust Account, (ii) if the amount of cash held in the Trust Account immediately prior to the Business Combination, after redemptions, is less than 50% of the gross proceeds of the IPO, then the advisory fees payable to I-Bankers will be 1.375% of the gross proceeds of the IPO, and (iii) notwithstanding (i) and (ii) above, if the amount of cash held in the Trust Account immediately prior to the Business Combination, after redemptions, is less than $20,000,000, then the advisory fees payable to I-Bankers will be paid in a combination of cash and securities in the same proportion as the cash and securities consideration paid to the target and its shareholders in the Business Combination, provided that in no event shall the cash portion of such advisory fees be less than $1,000,000.

 

Deferred Underwriting Commission

 

The deferred underwriting commission of $402,500 is to be paid out of the Trust Account to I-Bankers and EarlyBird only on completion of the Company’s Business Combination. The deferred offering commission will be paid only upon consummation of a Business Combination. If the business combination is not consummated, such deferred offering commission will be forfeited. None of the underwriters will be entitled to any interest accrued on the deferred offering commission.

 

Representative’s Shares

 

On February 24, 2020, the Company issued an aggregate of 103,500 Representative’s Shares to I-Bankers and EarlyBird, in connection with their services as underwriters for the IPO. The underwriters have agreed not to transfer, assign or sell any of Representative’s Shares until the completion of the Company’s initial Business Combination. In addition, the underwriters agreed (i) to waive their redemption rights with respect to such shares in connection with the completion of the initial Business Combination and (ii) to waive their rights to liquidating distributions from the Trust Account with respect to the Representative’s Shares if the Company fails to complete its initial Business Combination within the Combination Period. Based on the IPO price of $10.00 per Unit, the fair value of the 103,500 ordinary shares was $1,035,000, which was an expense of the IPO resulting in a charge directly to shareholders’ equity upon the completion of the IPO.

 

The shares have been deemed compensation by FINRA and are therefore subject to a lock-up for a period of 180 days immediately following the date of the effectiveness of the registration statement of the Company in connection with the IPO, pursuant to FINRA Rule 5110(g)(1). Pursuant to FINRA Rule 5110(g)(1), these securities will not be the subject of any hedging, short sale, derivative, put or call transaction that would result in the economic disposition of the securities by any person for a period of 180 days immediately following the effective date of the registration statement, nor may they be sold, transferred, assigned, pledged or hypothecated for a period of 180 days immediately following the effective date of the registration statement except to any underwriter and selected dealer participating in the offering and their bona fide officers or partners.

 

Representative’s Warrants

 

On February 24, 2020, the Company issued an aggregate of 690,000 Representative’s Warrants, exercisable at $12.00 per full share, to I-Bankers and EarlyBird, in connection with their services as underwriters for the IPO. The Representative’s Warrants may be exercised for cash or on a cashless basis, at the holder’s option, at any time during the period commencing on the later of the first anniversary of the effective date of the registration statement of the Company and the closing of the Company’s initial Business Combination and terminating on the fifth anniversary of such effectiveness date. The underwriters have each agreed that neither it nor its designees will be permitted to exercise the warrants after the five year anniversary of the effective date of the registration statement. The Company accounted for the 690,000 Representative’s Warrants as an expense of the IPO resulting in a charge directly to shareholders’ equity. The fair value of Representative’s Warrants was estimated to be approximately $1,640,028 (or $2.38 per warrant) using the Black-Scholes option-pricing model. The fair value of the Representative’s Warrants granted to the Underwriters was estimated as of the date of grant using the following assumptions: (1) expected volatility of 31.5%, (2) risk-free interest rate of 1.536%, share price at $10.00 with a strike price at $12.00 and (3) expected life of five years. 

 

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The Representative’s Warrants and such shares purchased pursuant to the Representative’s Warrants have been deemed compensation by FINRA and are therefore subject to a lock-up for a period of 360 days immediately following the date of the effectiveness of the registration statement pursuant to FINRA Rule 5110(g)(1). Pursuant to FINRA Rule 5110(g)(1), these securities will not be the subject of any hedging, short sale, derivative, put or call transaction that would result in the economic disposition of the securities by any person for a period of 360 days immediately following the effective date of the registration statement, nor may they be sold, transferred, assigned, pledged or hypothecated for a period of 360 days immediately following the effective date of the registration statement except to any underwriter and selected dealer participating in the IPO and their bona fide officers or partners. The Representative’s Warrants grant to holders demand and “piggy back” rights for periods of five and seven years, respectively, from the effective date of the registration statement with respect to the registration under the Securities Act of the ordinary shares issuable upon exercise of the Representative’s Warrants. The Company will bear all fees and expenses attendant to registering the securities, other than underwriting commissions, which will be paid for by the holders themselves. The exercise price and number of ordinary shares issuable upon exercise of the Representative’s Warrants may be adjusted in certain circumstances including in the event of a share dividend, or the Company’s recapitalization, reorganization, merger or consolidation. However, the Representative’s Warrants will not be adjusted for issuances of ordinary shares at a price below its exercise price.

 

NOTE 7. SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

Preferred Shares — The Company is authorized to issue an unlimited number of preferred shares, no par value, divided into five classes, Class A through Class E, each with such designation, rights and preferences as may be determined by a resolution of the Company’s board of directors to amend the Amended and Restated Memorandum and Articles of Association to create such designations, rights and preferences. The Company has five classes of preferred shares to give the Company flexibility as to the terms on which each Class is issued. All shares of a single class must be issued with the same rights and obligations. Accordingly, starting with five classes of preferred shares will allow the Company to issue shares at different times on different terms. As of December 31, 2020 and June 30, 2020, there were no preferred shares designated, issued or outstanding.

 

Ordinary Shares — The Company is authorized to issue an unlimited number of ordinary shares, no par value. Holders of the Company’s ordinary shares are entitled to one vote for each share. As of December 31, 2020 and June 30, 2020, there were 13,348,315 and 13,397,796 ordinary shares, respectively, subject to redemption. As of December 31, 2020 and June 30, 2020, there were 4,355,185 and 4,305,704 ordinary shares, respectively, issued and outstanding.

 

Rights — Each holder of a right will receive one-tenth (1/10) of one ordinary share upon consummation of the Business Combination, even if the holder of such right redeemed all ordinary shares held by him, her or it in connection with the Business Combination or an amendment to the Company’s Amended and Restated Memorandum and Articles of Association with respect to the Company’s pre-Business Combination activities. No additional consideration will be required to be paid by a holder of rights in order to receive his, her or its additional ordinary shares upon consummation of a Business Combination as the consideration related thereto has been included in the unit purchase price paid for by investors in the IPO. The shares issuable upon exchange of the public rights will be freely tradable (except to the extent held by affiliates of the Company).

 

Warrants — Warrant underlying units sold in the IPO (the “Public Warrants”) may only be exercised for a whole number of shares. No fractional shares will be issued upon exercise of the Public Warrants. The Public Warrants will become exercisable on the later of (a) the consummation of a Business Combination or (b) twelve (12) months from the effective date of the registration statement relating to the IPO. No Public Warrants will be exercisable for cash unless the Company has an effective and current registration statement covering the ordinary shares issuable upon exercise of the Public Warrants and a current prospectus relating to such ordinary shares. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if a registration statement covering the ordinary shares issuable upon the exercise of the Public Warrants is not effective within 90 days from the consummation of a Business Combination, the holders may, until such time as there is an effective registration statement and during any period when the Company shall have failed to maintain an effective registration statement, exercise the Public Warrants on a cashless basis pursuant to an available exemption from registration under the Securities Act. If an exemption from registration is not available, holders will not be able to exercise their Public Warrants on a cashless basis. The Public Warrants will expire five years from the consummation of a Business Combination or earlier upon redemption or liquidation.

 

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The warrants underlying the Private Units (the “Private Warrants”), if any, will be identical to the Public Warrants underlying the Units being sold in the IPO, except that the Private Warrants and the ordinary shares issuable upon the exercise of the Private Warrants will not be transferable, assignable or salable until 30 days after the completion of a Business Combination, subject to certain limited exceptions. Additionally, the Private Warrants will be exercisable on a cashless basis and be non-redeemable so long as they are held by the initial purchasers or their permitted transferees. If the Private Warrants are held by someone other than the initial purchasers or their permitted transferees, the Private Warrants will be redeemable by the Company and exercisable by such holders on the same basis as the Public Warrants.

 

The warrant exercise (for both Public Warrant and Private Warrant) price is adjusted, if (x) the Company issues additional ordinary shares or equity-linked securities for capital raising purposes in connection with the closing of the initial Business Combination at an issue price or effective issue price of less than $9.50 per ordinary share (with such issue price or effective issue price to be determined in good faith by the Company’s board of directors), (y) the aggregate gross proceeds from such issuances represent more than 60% of the total equity proceeds, and interest thereon, available for the funding of the initial Business Combination, and (z) the volume weighted average trading price of the ordinary shares during the 20 trading day period starting on the trading day prior to the day on which the Company consummates the initial Business Combination (such price, the “Market Price”) is below $9.50 per share, the exercise price of the warrants will be adjusted (to the nearest cent) to be equal to 115% of the Market Price, and the $18.00 per share redemption trigger price described above will be adjusted (to the nearest cent) to be equal to 180% of the Market Price.

 

The Company may call the warrants for redemption (excluding the Private Warrants, any outstanding Representative’s Warrants, and any warrants underlying units issued to the Sponsor, initial shareholders, officers, directors or their affiliates in payment of Working Capital Loans made to the Company), in whole and not in part, at a price of $0.01 per warrant:

 

 at any time while the warrants are exercisable,

 

 upon not less than 30 days’ prior written notice of redemption to each warrant holder,

 

 if, and only if, the reported last sale price of the ordinary shares equals or exceeds $18.00 per share (as adjusted for share splits, share dividends, reorganizations and recapitalizations), for any 20 trading days within a 30 trading day period ending on the third trading business day prior to the notice of redemption to warrant holders, and

 

 if, and only if, there is a current registration statement in effect with respect to the issuance of the ordinary shares underlying such warrants at the time of redemption and for the entire 30-day trading period referred to above and continuing each day thereafter until the date of redemption.

 

If the Company calls the warrants for redemption as described above, management will have the option to require all holders that wish to exercise the warrants to do so on a “cashless basis,” as described in the warrant agreement. The exercise price and number of ordinary shares issuable upon exercise of the warrants may be adjusted in certain circumstances including in the event of a share dividend, extraordinary dividend or recapitalization, reorganization, merger or consolidation. However, the warrants will not be adjusted for issuances of ordinary shares at a price below its exercise price. Additionally, in no event will the Company be required to net cash settle the warrants. If the Company is unable to complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period and the Company liquidates the funds held in the Trust Account, holders of warrants will not receive any of such funds with respect to their warrants, nor will they receive any distribution from the Company’s assets held outside of the Trust Account with respect to such warrants. Accordingly, the warrants may expire worthless.

 

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NOTE 8. FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENTS

 

The Company follows the guidance in ASC 820 for its financial assets and liabilities that are re-measured and reported at fair value at each reporting period, and non-financial assets and liabilities are re-measured and reported at fair value at least annually.

 

The fair value of the Company’s financial assets and liabilities reflects management’s estimate of amounts that the Company would have received in connection with the sale of the assets or paid in connection with the transfer of the liabilities in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. In connection with measuring the fair value of its assets and liabilities, the Company seeks to maximize the use of observable inputs (market data obtained from independent sources) and to minimize the use of unobservable inputs (internal assumptions about how market participants would price assets and liabilities). The following fair value hierarchy is used to classify assets and liabilities based on the observable inputs and unobservable inputs used in order to value the assets and liabilities:

 

Level 1: Quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities. An active market for an asset or liability is a market in which transactions for the asset or liability occur with sufficient frequency and volume to provide pricing information on an ongoing basis.

 

Level 2: Observable inputs other than Level 1 inputs. Examples of Level 2 inputs include quoted prices in active markets for similar assets or liabilities and quoted prices for identical assets or liabilities in markets that are not active.

 

Level 3: Unobservable inputs based on our assessment of the assumptions that market participants would use in pricing the asset or liability.

 

The following table presents information about the Company’s assets that are measured at fair value on a recurring basis at December 31, 2020 and indicates the fair value of held to maturity securities as follows.

 

As of December 31, 2020, the entire Trust Account was invested in money market funds which are invested in U.S. Treasury Securities.

 

     December 31, 
Description Level   2020 
Assets Trust Account – U.S. Treasury Securities Money Market Fund  1  $138,833,973 

 

     June 30, 
Description Level   2020 
Assets Trust Account – U.S. Treasury Securities Money Market Fund  1  $138,826,973 

 

NOTE 9. SUBSEQUENT EVENTS

 

The Company evaluated subsequent events and transactions that occurred after the balance sheet date up to the date that the unaudited financial statements were available to be issued. Based upon this review, the Company did not identify any subsequent events, other than previously disclosed, that would have required adjustment or disclosure in the unaudited financial statements.

 

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ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

 

References in this report (the “Quarterly Report”) to “we,” “us” or the “Company” refer to East Stone Acquisition Corporation. References to our “management” or our “management team” refer to our officers and directors, and references to our “Sponsor” refer to Double Ventures Holdings Limited, a British Virgin Islands business company with limited liability. The following discussion and analysis of the Company’s financial condition and results of operations should be read in conjunction with the unaudited condensed financial statements and the notes thereto contained elsewhere in this Quarterly Report. Certain information contained in the discussion and analysis set forth below includes forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties.

 

Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

 

This Quarterly Report includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), that are not historical facts, and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expected and projected. All statements, other than statements of historical fact included in this Quarterly Report including, without limitation, statements in this “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” regarding the Company’s financial position, business strategy and the plans and objectives of management for future operations, are forward-looking statements. Words such as “expect,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “estimate,” “seek” and variations and similar words and expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements relate to future events or future performance, but reflect management’s current beliefs, based on information currently available. A number of factors could cause actual events, performance or results to differ materially from the events, performance and results discussed in the forward-looking statements. For information identifying important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements, please refer to the Risk Factors section of the Company’s final prospectus for its initial public offering filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). The Company’s securities filings can be accessed on the EDGAR section of the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Except as expressly required by applicable securities law, the Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

 

Overview

 

We are a blank check company incorporated in the British Virgin Islands with limited liability (meaning our shareholders have no liability, as members of the Company, for the liabilities of the Company over and above the amount already paid for their shares) formed for the purpose of acquiring, engaging in a share exchange, share reconstruction and amalgamation with, purchasing all or substantially all of the assets of, or engaging in any other similar business combination with one or more businesses or entities. We intend to effectuate our initial business combination using cash from the proceeds of our initial public offering and the private placement of the private units, our shares, debt or a combination of cash, shares and debt.

 

On September 21, 2020, we entered into a Business Combination Agreement with Ufin, Pubco, Merger Sub, Xiaoma (Sherman) Lu, an individual, in the capacity as the Purchaser Representative thereunder, Yingkui Liu, in the capacity as the Seller Representative thereunder, and the Seller. The Business Combination Agreement was amended and restated on November 9, 2020, to provide, among other things, that Pubco shall issue American Depositary Shares in lieu of ordinary shares of Pubco.

 

Pursuant to the Business Combination Agreement, subject to the terms and conditions set forth therein, at the Closing, (a) Merger Sub will merge with and into the Company, with the Company continuing as the surviving entity, and with holders of the Company’s securities receiving substantially identical securities of Pubco, and (b) immediately prior to the Merger, Pubco will acquire all of the issued and outstanding ordinary shares of Ufin from the Seller in exchange for a combination of warrants and newly issued ordinary shares in the form of American Depositary Shares of Pubco, with Ufin becoming a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pubco.

 

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The issuance of additional shares in our initial business combination:

 

 may significantly dilute the equity interest of investors who do not have pre-emption rights in respect of any such issue;

 

 may subordinate the rights of holders of ordinary shares if the rights, preferences, designations and limitations attaching to the preferred shares are created by amendment of our memorandum and articles of association by resolution of the board of directors and preferred shares are issued with rights senior to those afforded our ordinary shares;

 

 could cause a change in control if a substantial number of ordinary shares are issued, which may affect, among other things, our ability to use our net operating loss carry forwards, if any, and could result in the resignation or removal of our present officers and directors;

 

 may have the effect of delaying or preventing a change of control of us by diluting the share ownership or voting rights of a person seeking to obtain control of us; and

 

 may adversely affect prevailing market prices for our ordinary shares.

 

Similarly, if we issue debt securities or otherwise incur significant indebtedness, it could result in:

 

 default and foreclosure on our assets if our operating revenues after our initial business combination are insufficient to repay our debt obligations;

 

 acceleration of our obligations to repay the indebtedness even if we make all principal and interest payments when due if we breach certain covenants that require the maintenance of certain financial ratios or reserves without a waiver or renegotiation of that covenant;

 

 our immediate payment of all principal and accrued interest, if any, if the debt is payable on demand;

 

 our inability to obtain necessary additional financing if any document governing such debt contains covenants restricting our ability to obtain such financing while the debt security is outstanding;

 

 our inability to pay dividends on our ordinary shares;

 

 using a substantial portion of our cash flow to pay principal and interest on our debt, which will reduce the funds available for dividends on our ordinary shares if declared, expenses, capital expenditures, acquisitions and other general corporate purposes;

 

 limitations on our flexibility in planning for and reacting to changes in our business and in the industry in which we operate;

 

 increased vulnerability to adverse changes in general economic, industry and competitive conditions and adverse changes in government regulation; and

 

 limitations on our ability to borrow additional amounts for expenses, capital expenditures, acquisitions, debt service requirements, execution of our strategy and other purposes and other disadvantages compared to our competitors who have less debt.

 

We expect to continue to incur significant costs in the pursuit of our acquisition plans. Our plans to raise capital or to consummate our initial business combination may not be successful.

 

Results of Operations

 

We have neither engaged in any operations nor generated any revenues to date. Our only activities from August 9, 2018 (inception) through December 31, 2020 were organizational activities, those necessary to consummate the initial public offering, described below, and identifying a target company for a business combination. We do not expect to generate any operating revenues until after the completion of our initial business combination. We expect to generate non-operating income in the form of interest income on marketable securities held after the initial public offering. We expect to incur increased expenses as a result of being a public company (for legal, financial reporting, accounting and auditing compliance), as well as for due diligence expenses.

 

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For the six months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, we had net loss $494,804 and $9,517, respectively, which consists of interest income on marketable securities held in a trust account in the United States at JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., maintained by Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, acting as trustee (“Trust Account”), $7,000, and $0, respectively, offset by operating costs of $(501,804) and $(9,517), respectively.

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

On February 24, 2020, we consummated the initial public offering of 12,000,000 units (“Units”) and the sale of an additional 1,800,000 Units pursuant to the full exercise by the underwriters in the initial public offering (the “Underwriters”) of their over-allotment option at a price of $10.00 per Unit, generating aggregate gross proceeds of $138,000,000. Simultaneously with the closings of the initial public offering and the sale of the additional Units, we consummated the sales of an aggregate of 350,000 Units (the “Private Placement Units”) at a price of $10.00 per Private Placement Unit, generating gross proceeds of $3,500,000.

 

On February 24, 2020, in connection with the initial public offering, we issued to the representative of the Underwriters and its designee a total of 103,500 ordinary shares and 690,000 warrants, exercisable at $12.00 per full share (or an aggregate exercise price of $8,280,000) (“Representative’s Warrants”). A total of $138,000,000 of the net proceeds from the initial public offering and the Private Placement Units was placed in a U.S.-based trust account at J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., maintained by CST, acting as trustee.

 

In connection with the initial public offering and the private placement, a total of $138,000,000 was placed in the Trust Account. The total transaction costs relating to the initial public offering amounted to $5,758,283, including fair value of Representative’s Shares and Representative’s Warrants. Of the amount $5,758,283, $3,083,255 was cash costs of the transaction, consisting of $2,415,000 of underwriting fees, of which $402,500 has been deferred to the consummation of the Business Combination, and $668,255 of other offering costs.

 

As of December 31, 2020, we had cash and investments held in the Trust Account of $138,833,973 (including approximately $7,000 of interest income) consisting of U.S. government treasury bills, notes and bonds with a maturity of 185 days or less or in money market. Interest income on the balance in the Trust Account may be used by us to pay taxes. Through December 31, 2020, we did not withdraw any funds from the interest earned on the Trust Account.

 

We intend to use substantially all of the net proceeds of the initial public offering and the sale of the Private Placement Units, including the funds held in the trust account (excluding any deferred underwriting commissions and certain advisory fees to I-Bankers Securities, Inc., the representative of the Underwriter (“I-Bankers”)), to acquire a target business or businesses and to pay our expenses relating thereto. To the extent that our capital stock are used in whole or in part as consideration to effect our initial business combination, the remaining proceeds held in the Trust Account as well as any other net proceeds not expended will be used as working capital to finance the operations of the target business. Such working capital funds could be used in a variety of ways including continuing or expanding the target business’ operations, for strategic acquisitions and for marketing, research and development of existing or new products. Such funds could also be used to repay any operating expenses or finders’ fees which we had incurred prior to the completion of our initial business combination if the funds available to us outside of the Trust Account were insufficient to cover such expenses. 

 

As of December 31, 2020, we had cash of $23,486 held outside of the Trust Account. We intend to use the funds held outside the Trust Account primarily to identify and evaluate prospective acquisition candidates, perform business due diligence on prospective target businesses, travel to and from the offices, plants or similar locations of prospective target businesses, review corporate documents and material agreements of prospective target businesses, select the target business to acquire and structure, negotiate and consummate an initial business combination.

 

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In order to fund working capital deficiencies or finance transaction costs in connection with an initial business combination, the initial shareholders, the Company’s officers and directors or their affiliates may, but are not obligated to, loan us funds as may be required. In the event that our initial business combination does not close, we may use a portion of the working capital held outside the Trust Account to repay such loaned amounts but no proceeds from our Trust Account would be used for such repayment. Up to $1,500,000 of such loans may be convertible into units at a price of $10.00 per unit (which, for example, would result in the holders being issued 150,000 ordinary shares if $1,500,000 of notes were so converted, as well as 150,000 rights to receive 15,000 ordinary shares and 150,000 warrants to purchase 75,000 shares) at the option of the lender. If we do not complete an initial business combination, the loans will only be repaid with funds not held in the Trust Account, and only to the extent available. We do not expect to seek loans from parties other than the initial shareholders, the Company’s officers and directors or their affiliates as we do not believe third parties will be willing to loan such funds and provide a waiver against any and all rights to seek access to funds in our Trust Account. 

 

We do not believe we will need to raise additional funds in order to meet the expenditures required for operating our business. However, if our estimate of the costs of undertaking in-depth due diligence and negotiating an initial business combination are less than the actual amounts necessary to do so, we may have insufficient funds available to operate our business prior to our initial business combination. Moreover, we may need to obtain additional financing either to consummate our initial business combination or because we become obligated to redeem a significant number of our public shares upon consummation of our initial business combination, in which case we may issue additional securities or incur debt in connection with such initial business combination. Subject to compliance with applicable securities laws, we would only complete such financing simultaneously with the consummation of our initial business combination, in which case we may issue additional securities or incur debt in connection with such initial business combination. Following our initial business combination, if cash on hand is insufficient, we may need to obtain additional financing in order to meet our obligations 

 

Off-Balance Sheet Financing Arrangements

 

We had no obligations, assets or liabilities which would be considered off-balance sheet arrangements as of December 31, 2020. We do not participate in transactions that create relationships with unconsolidated entities or financial partnerships, often referred to as variable interest entities, which would have been established for the purpose of facilitating off-balance sheet arrangements. We have not entered into any off-balance sheet financing arrangements, established any special purpose entities, guaranteed any debt or commitments of other entities, or purchased any non-financial assets.

 

Contractual Obligations

 

We do not have any long-term debt, capital lease obligations, operating lease obligations or long-term liabilities, other than an agreement to pay East Stone Capital Limited, an affiliate of our executive officers, a quarterly fee of $30,000 (up to $120,000 in the aggregate) for office space, utilities and secretarial and administrative services. We began incurring these fees on February 20, 2020 and will continue to incur these fees quarterly until the earlier of the consummation by the Company of an initial business combination or the Company’s liquidation (up to a maximum of $120,000 in the aggregate).

 

Critical Accounting Policies

 

The preparation of financial statements and related disclosures in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements, and income and expenses during the periods reported. Actual results could materially differ from those estimates. The Company has identified the following critical accounting policy:

 

Ordinary Shares Subject to Possible Redemption

 

We account for our ordinary shares subject to possible conversion in accordance with the guidance in Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 480 “Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity.” Ordinary shares subject to mandatory redemption is classified as a liability instrument and is measured at fair value. Conditionally redeemable ordinary shares (including ordinary shares that feature redemption rights that are either within the control of the holder or subject to redemption upon the occurrence of uncertain events not solely within our control) are classified as temporary equity. At all other times, ordinary shares are classified as shareholders’ equity. Our ordinary shares feature certain redemption rights that are considered to be outside of our control and subject to occurrence of uncertain future events. Accordingly, at December 31, 2020, the ordinary shares subject to possible redemption are presented at redemption value as temporary equity, outside of the shareholders’ equity section of our balance sheets.

 

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Recent Accounting Pronouncements

 

Management does not believe that any recently issued, but not yet effective, accounting pronouncements, if currently adopted, would have a material effect on the Company’s financial statements.

 

ITEM 3. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

 

All activity for the six months ended December 31, 2020 relates to our search of targets for our initial business combination. We did not have any financial instruments that were exposed to market risks on December 31, 2020. 

 

ITEM 4. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

 

Disclosure controls and procedures are controls and other procedures that are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed in our reports filed or submitted under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms. Disclosure controls and procedures include, without limitation, controls and procedures designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed in our reports filed or submitted under the Exchange Act is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

 

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

 

As required by Rules 13a-15 and 15d-15 under the Exchange Act, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer carried out an evaluation of the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures as of December 31, 2020. Based upon their evaluation, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rules 13a-15 (e) and 15d-15 (e) under the Exchange Act) were effective.

 

Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting

 

During the most recently completed fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2020, there had been no change in our internal control over financial reporting that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

 

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PART II - OTHER INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS.

 

None. 

 

ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS.

 

There have been no material changes to the risk factors disclosed in our annual report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on September 21, 2020.

 

ITEM 2. UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES AND USE OF PROCEEDS.

 

For a description of the use of the proceeds generated in our initial public offering, see Part I, Item 2 of this Form 10-Q.

 

ITEM 3. DEFAULTS UPON SENIOR SECURITIES.

 

None.

 

ITEM 4. MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES.

 

Not applicable.

 

ITEM 5. OTHER INFORMATION.

 

None.

 

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ITEM 6. EXHIBITS.

 

The following exhibits are filed as part of, or incorporated by reference into, this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.

 

No. Description of Exhibit
2.1 Business Combination Agreement, dated as of September 21, 2020, by and among East Stone Acquisition Corporation, Sherman Xiaoma Lu, in the capacity as the Purchaser Representative, Ufin Holdings Limited, Ufin Tek Limited, Ufin Mergerco Limited, Ufin Investment Limited and Yingkui Liu, in the capacity as a Seller Representative. (2)
3.1 Amended and Restated Memorandum and Articles of Association. (1)
4.1 Warrant Agreement, dated as of February 19, 2020, by and between the Company and Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, as warrant agent. (1)
4.2 Rights Agreement, dated as of February 19, 2020, by and between the Company and Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, as rights agent. (1)
31.1* Certification of Principal Executive Officer Pursuant to Securities Exchange Act Rules 13a-14(a) and 15(d)-14(a), as adopted Pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
31.2* Certification of Principal Financial Officer Pursuant to Securities Exchange Act Rules 13a-14(a) and 15(d)-14(a), as adopted Pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
32.1** Certification of Principal Executive Officer Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted Pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
32.2** Certification of Principal Financial Officer Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted Pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
101.INS* XBRL Instance Document
101.CAL* XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document
101.SCH* XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document
101.DEF* XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document
101.LAB* XBRL Taxonomy Extension Labels Linkbase Document
101.PRE* XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document

 

 

*Filed herewith.
**Furnished herewith.
  
(1)Previously filed as an exhibit to our Current Report on Form 8-K filed on February 25, 2020 and incorporated by reference herein.
(2)Previously filed as an exhibit to our Current Report on Form 8-K filed on September 23, 2020 and incorporated by reference herein.

 

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SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

 

 East Stone Acquisition Corporation
   
Date: February 12, 2021By:/s/ Xiaoma (Sherman) Lu
  Name:Xiaoma (Sherman) Lu
  Title:Chief Executive Officer
(Principal Executive Officer)
   
 By:/s/ Chunyi (Charlie) Hao
  Name:Chunyi (Charlie) Hao
  Title:Chief Financial Officer
(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)

 

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