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TPGY TPG Pace Beneficial Finance

Filed: 17 May 21, 5:24pm

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, DC 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

(Mark One)

 

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

 

For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2021

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: 001-39596

 

TPG PACE BENEFICIAL FINANCE CORP.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)

 

 

Cayman Islands

 

98-1499840

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

 

 

 

301 Commerce Street, Suite 3300

Fort Worth, TX

 

76102

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (212) 405-8458

 

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 Class A ordinary

share and one-fifth of one redeemable warrant

 

 

TPGY.U

 

The New York Stock Exchange

Class A ordinary shares, par value $0.0001 per

share

 

 

TPGY

 

The New York Stock Exchange

Redeemable warrants, each whole warrant

exercisable for one Class A ordinary share at an

exercise price of $11.50 per share

 

TPGY WS

 

The New York Stock Exchange

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 and post such files).    Yes      No  

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, 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 filer

 

  

Accelerated filer

 

 

 

 

 

Non-accelerated filer

 

  

Smaller 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  

At May 11, 2021, there were 35,000,000 Class A ordinary shares, $0.0001 par value per share, and 10,062,500 Class F ordinary shares, $0.0001 par value per share, issued and outstanding.

 

 

 


 

 

Table of Contents

 

 

 

 

 

Page

PART I.

 

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

1

Item 1.

 

Financial Statements

 

1

 

 

Condensed and Consolidated Balance Sheets (unaudited)

 

1

 

 

Condensed and Consolidated Statements of Operations (unaudited)

 

2

 

 

Condensed and Consolidated Statements of Changes in Shareholders’ Equity (Deficit) (unaudited)

 

3

 

 

Condensed and Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (unaudited)

 

4

 

 

Notes to Condensed and Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited)

 

5

Item 2.

 

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

 

17

Item 3.

 

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

 

21

Item 4.

 

Controls and Procedures

 

22

PART II.

 

OTHER INFORMATION

 

23

Item 1.

 

Legal Proceedings

 

23

Item 1A.

 

Risk Factors

 

23

Item 2.

 

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

 

23

Item 3.

 

Defaults Upon Senior Securities

 

24

Item 4.

 

Mine Safety Disclosures

 

24

Item 5.

 

Other Information

 

24

Item 6.

 

Exhibits

 

25

Signatures

 

26

 

 

 

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PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1. Financial Statements

TPG Pace Beneficial Finance Corp.

Condensed and Consolidated Balance Sheets

(unaudited)

 

 

 

March 31, 2021

 

 

December 31, 2020

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash

 

$

2,096,384

 

 

$

669,767

 

Prepaid expenses

 

 

242,849

 

 

 

282,301

 

Total current assets

 

 

2,339,233

 

 

 

952,068

 

Investments held in Trust Account

 

 

350,009,878

 

 

 

350,004,618

 

Total assets

 

$

352,349,111

 

 

$

350,956,686

 

Liabilities and shareholders' (deficit) equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accrued professional fees and other expenses

 

$

6,454,582

 

 

$

3,526,295

 

Note payable to Sponsor

 

 

2,000,000

 

 

 

 

Derivative liabilities

 

 

221,296,975

 

 

 

327,710,621

 

Total current liabilities

 

 

229,751,557

 

 

 

331,236,916

 

Deferred underwriting compensation

 

 

12,250,000

 

 

 

12,250,000

 

Total liabilities

 

 

242,001,557

 

 

 

343,486,916

 

Commitments and contingencies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption; 35,000,000 and 0 shares

   at March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively, at a redemption value of

   $10.00 per share

 

 

350,009,878

 

 

 

350,004,618

 

Shareholders' deficit:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preferred shares, $0.0001 par value; 1,000,000 shares authorized, none issued or

   outstanding

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class A ordinary shares, $0.0001 par value; 200,000,000 shares authorized;

   0 shares issued and outstanding (excluding 35,000,000 shares

   subject to possible redemption)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class F ordinary shares, $0.0001 par value; 20,000,000 shares authorized, 8,750,000

   shares issued and outstanding

 

 

875

 

 

 

875

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accumulated deficit

 

 

(239,663,199

)

 

 

(342,535,723

)

Total shareholders' deficit

 

 

(239,662,324

)

 

 

(342,534,848

)

Total liabilities and shareholders' deficit

 

$

352,349,111

 

 

$

350,956,686

 

 

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

 

 

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TPG Pace Beneficial Finance Corp.

Condensed and Consolidated Statements of Operations

(unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the Three

 

 

For the Three

 

 

 

Months Ended

 

 

Months Ended

 

 

 

March 31, 2021

 

 

March 31, 2020

 

Revenue

 

$

 

 

$

 

Professional fees and other expenses

 

 

3,541,120

 

 

 

 

Change in fair value of derivatives

 

 

(106,413,646

)

 

 

 

 

Income from operations

 

 

102,872,526

 

 

 

 

Interest income

 

 

5,260

 

 

 

 

Net income attributable to ordinary shares

 

$

102,877,786

 

 

$

 

Net income per ordinary share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class A ordinary shares - basic and diluted

 

$

2.35

 

 

$

 

Class F ordinary shares - basic and diluted

 

$

2.35

 

 

$

 

Weighted average ordinary shares outstanding:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class A ordinary shares - basic and diluted

 

 

35,000,000

 

 

 

 

Class F ordinary shares - basic and diluted

 

 

8,750,000

 

 

 

20,000,000

 

 

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

 

 

 

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TPG Pace Beneficial Finance Corp.

Condensed and Consolidated Statements of Changes in Shareholders’ Equity (Deficit)

(unaudited)

 

 

 

Preferred Shares

 

 

Class A Ordinary Shares

 

 

Class F Ordinary Shares

 

 

Additional

 

 

Accumulated

 

 

Shareholder's

 

 

 

Shares

 

 

Amount

 

 

Shares

 

 

Amount

 

 

Shares

 

 

Amount

 

 

Paid-In Capital

 

 

Deficit

 

 

Equity

 

Balance at January 1, 2020

 

 

 

 

$

 

 

 

 

 

$

 

 

 

20,000,000

 

 

$

2,000

 

 

$

23,000

 

 

$

(8,494

)

 

$

16,506

 

Net loss attributable to ordinary shares

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at March 31, 2020

 

 

 

 

$

 

 

 

 

 

$

 

 

 

20,000,000

 

 

$

2,000

 

 

$

23,000

 

 

$

(8,494

)

 

$

16,506

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preferred Shares

 

 

Class A Ordinary Shares

 

 

Class F Ordinary Shares

 

 

Additional

 

 

Accumulated

 

 

Shareholders'

 

 

 

Shares

 

 

Amount

 

 

Shares

 

 

Amount

 

 

Shares

 

 

Amount

 

 

Paid-In Capital

 

 

Deficit

 

 

Deficit

 

Balance at January 1, 2021

 

 

 

 

$

 

 

 

 

 

$

 

 

 

8,750,000

 

 

$

875

 

 

$

 

 

$

(342,535,723

)

 

$

(342,534,848

)

Adjustment to increase Class A ordinary shares

   subject to possible redemption to maximum

   redemption value as of March 31, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(5,262

)

 

 

(5,262

)

Net income attributable to

   ordinary shares

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

102,877,786

 

 

 

102,877,786

 

Balance at March 31, 2021

 

 

 

 

$

 

 

 

 

 

$

 

 

 

8,750,000

 

 

$

875

 

 

$

 

 

$

(239,663,199

)

 

$

(239,662,324

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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TPG Pace Beneficial Finance Corp.

Condensed and Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the Three

 

 

For the Three

 

 

 

Months Ended

 

 

Months Ended

 

 

 

March 31, 2021

 

 

March 31, 2020

 

Cash flows from operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income attributable to ordinary shares

 

$

102,877,786

 

 

$

 

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prepaid expenses

 

 

39,452

 

 

 

 

Accrued professional fees and other expenses

 

 

2,928,285

 

 

 

 

Change in fair value of derivatives

 

 

(106,413,646

)

 

 

 

Interest on investments held in Trust Account

 

 

(5,260

)

 

 

 

 

Net cash used in operating activities

 

 

(573,383

)

 

 

 

Cash flows from financing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proceeds of notes payable from Sponsor

 

 

2,000,000

 

 

 

 

Net cash provided by financing activities

 

 

2,000,000

 

 

 

 

Net change in cash

 

 

1,426,617

 

 

 

 

Cash at beginning of period

 

 

669,767

 

 

 

25,093

 

Cash at end of period

 

$

2,096,384

 

 

$

25,093

 

 

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

 

 

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TPG Pace Beneficial Finance Corp.

Notes to Condensed and Consolidated Financial Statements

(unaudited)

 

1. Organization and Business Operations

Organization and General

TPG Pace IV Holdings Corp. (the “Company”) was incorporated as a Cayman Islands exempted company on July 11, 2019. On August 20, 2020, the Company filed with the Registrar of Companies of the Cayman Islands to amend and restate the Memorandum and Articles of Association to change the name of the Company to TPG Pace Beneficial Finance Corp. On October 6, 2020, the Company filed with the Registrar of Companies of the Cayman Islands to amend and restate the Memorandum and Articles of Association in connection with its Public Offering (as defined below). The Company was formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses (the “Business Combination”). The Company is an “emerging growth company,” as defined in Section 2(a) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Securities Act, as modified by the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012 (the “JOBS Act”). The Company’s sponsor is TPG Pace Beneficial Finance Sponsor, Series LLC, a Delaware series limited liability company (the “Sponsor”).

Proposed Business Combination

On December 10, 2020 (the “Signing Date”), the Company, Edison Holdco B.V., a Dutch private limited liability company (besloten vennootschap met beperkte aansprakelijkheid) and wholly owned subsidiary of the Company (“Dutch Holdco”), New TPG Pace Beneficial Finance Corp., an exempted company incorporated in the Cayman Islands with limited liability under company number 368739 and wholly owned subsidiary of Dutch Holdco (“New SPAC”), ENGIE New Business S.A.S., a société par actions simplifiée organized and existing under the laws of France (“Engie Seller”) and EV Charged B.V., a Dutch private limited liability company (besloten vennootschap met beperkte aansprakelijkheid) (“EVBox Group”), entered into a Business Combination Agreement (as amended, the “Business Combination Agreement,” and the transactions contemplated thereby, the “Proposed Business Combination”), wherein, among other things, immediately prior and in connection with the closing (i) the Company and Dutch Holdco will enter into an agreement for the repurchase by Dutch Holdco of ordinary shares in Dutch Holdco, par value EUR 0.01 (the “Dutch Holdco Common Shares”), held by the Company, subject to the completion of the SPAC Merger (as defined below), (ii) the Company will contribute to Dutch Holdco the aggregate amount of cash held by the Company at such time (including the aggregate amount paid by Investors pursuant to the Subscription Agreements (as defined below) and certain forward purchase agreements) (the “Dutch Holdco Contribution”), (iii) immediately following the Dutch Holdco Contribution, the Company will merge with and into New SPAC, with New SPAC surviving as a wholly owned subsidiary of Dutch Holdco (the “SPAC Merger”), and (iv) immediately after the SPAC Merger, Engie Seller will, directly or indirectly, sell, transfer, assign, convey or contribute to Dutch Holdco all of the issued and outstanding equity interests in EVBox Group, for a purchase price of approximately $786.5 million (the “Purchase Price”), consisting of (i) cash in an amount equal to 50% of the amount of available cash in excess of $260.0 million plus the transaction expenses borne by the Company, (ii) cash in an amount equal to 60% of the amount of available cash in excess of $560.0 million plus the transaction expenses borne by the Company, (iii) cash in an amount equal to 50% of the cash incentive compensation awards granted to certain employees of EVBox Group that will become payable as of the closing and (iv) Dutch Holdco Common Shares, valued at $10.00 per share, in respect of the remaining portion of the Purchase Price; provided, that in no event will the cash consideration described in clauses (i) to (iii) exceed $180.0 million.

In addition, Engie Seller may be eligible to receive two earnouts, payable in additional Dutch Holdco Common Shares valued at $10.00 per share, of (i) up to 6,050,000 Dutch Holdco Common Shares based on the achievement of certain EVBox Group revenue thresholds, and (ii) up to 3,630,000 Dutch Holdco Common Shares based on the achievement of certain EVBox Group revenue thresholds or certain Dutch Holdco stock price thresholds.

Under the Business Combination Agreement, the obligations of the parties to consummate the transactions contemplated thereby are subject to a number of conditions to closing, including the requisite approval by the Company’s stockholders, which the Company expects to seek at an extraordinary general meeting of the Company in the second quarter of 2021. The Business Combination Agreement may be terminated at any time prior to the closing by mutual written consent of the Company and Engie Seller and, among other things, if the Proposed Business Combination has not occurred prior to the Outside Date (as defined below). As such, the closing of the Proposed Business Combination cannot be assured.

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Concurrently with the execution of the Business Combination Agreement, the Company entered into the following agreements:

 

A Shareholders’ Agreement, as subsequently amended, with Dutch Holdco, Sponsor, and Engie Seller, which will become effective as of the closing, which will govern certain board nomination rights and corporate governance obligations of the parties following the closing;

 

Subscription Agreements (the “Subscription Agreements”) with certain qualified institutional buyers and accredited investors (collectively, the “Investors”), pursuant to which, among other things, the Investors agreed to subscribe for and purchase, and the Company agreed to issue and sell to the Investors, 22,500,000 newly issued Class A ordinary shares for gross proceeds of approximately $225,000,000; and

 

A Waiver Agreement (as subsequently amended, the “Waiver Agreement”), with each holder of Founder Shares, pursuant to which such holders of Founder Shares have agreed to waive the receipt of certain Class A ordinary shares that would result from the application by the terms of the Business Combination Agreement of Article 17 of the Company’s amended and restated memorandum and articles of association in connection with the Class A ordinary shares issued pursuant to the Subscription Agreements. In addition, pursuant to the Waiver Agreement, the holders of Founder Shares have agreed to forfeit a number of Founder Shares equal to such additional amount of Class A ordinary shares issued pursuant to certain forward purchase agreements over an aggregate of 10,000,000 Class A ordinary shares.

Other than as specifically discussed herein, this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q does not give effect to the Proposed Business Combination or the transactions contemplated thereby.

All activity for the period from July 11, 2019 (“Inception”) to March 31, 2021 relates to the Company’s formation and the initial public offering of units, each consisting of one of the Company’s Class A ordinary shares (“Public Shares”) and one-fifth of one warrant to purchase one Class A ordinary share (the “Public Offering”), and the identification and evaluation of prospective acquisition targets for a Business Combination. The Company will not generate operating revenues prior to the completion of the Business Combination and will generate non-operating income in the form of interest income on Permitted Investments (as defined below) from the proceeds derived from the Public Offering.

The accompanying consolidated financial statements have been prepared on a going concern basis and do not include any adjustments that might arise as a result of uncertainties about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern.

Financing

The registration statement for the Company’s Public Offering was declared effective by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on October 6, 2020. The Public Offering closed on October 9, 2020 (the “Close Date”). The Sponsor purchased an aggregate of 6,000,000 warrants at a purchase price of $1.50 per warrant, or $9,000,000 in the aggregate, in a private placement on the Close Date (the “Private Placement”). The warrants are included in additional paid-in capital at the balance sheet.

The Company intends to finance a Business Combination with proceeds from its $350,000,000 Public Offering (see Note 3) and $9,000,000 Private Placement (see Note 4). At the Close Date, proceeds of $350,000,000, net of underwriting discounts of $7,000,000 and funds designated for operational use of $2,000,000, were deposited into an interest bearing U.S. based Trust Account at J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., with Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company acting as trustee (the “Trust Account”).

The Trust Account

On October 14, 2020, funds held in the Trust Account were invested in money market funds meeting certain conditions under Rule 2a-7 under the Investment Company Act which invest only in direct U.S. government treasury obligations (collectively, “Permitted Investments”).

Funds will remain in the Trust Account except for the withdrawal of interest earned on the funds that may be released to pay taxes. The proceeds from the Public Offering will not be released from the Trust Account until the earliest of (i) the completion of the Business Combination, (ii) the redemption of any Public Shares properly submitted in connection with a shareholder vote to amend the amended and restated memorandum and articles of association to modify the substance and timing of the Company’s obligation to redeem 100% of the Public Shares if the Company does not complete the Business Combination within 24 months from the Close Date and (iii) the redemption of all of the Company’s Public Shares if it is unable to complete the Business Combination within 24 months from the Close Date, subject to applicable law.

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Of the remaining proceeds of $2,000,000 held outside the Trust Account, $300,000 was used to repay the loan from the Sponsor, with the remainder available to pay offering costs, business, legal and accounting due diligence on prospective acquisitions, listing fees and continuing general and administrative expenses.

Business Combination

The Company’s management has broad discretion with respect to the specific application of the net proceeds of the Public Offering, although substantially all of the net proceeds of the Public Offering are intended to be generally applied toward consummating a Business Combination with (or acquisition of) a target business. As used herein, the target business must be with one or more target businesses that together have an aggregate fair market value equal to at least 80% of the balance in the Trust Account (less any deferred underwriting commissions and taxes payable on interest earned on the Trust Account) at the time of the Company signing a definitive agreement.

After signing a definitive agreement for a Business Combination, the Company will provide the public shareholders with the opportunity to redeem all or a portion of their Class A ordinary shares either (i) in connection with a shareholder meeting to approve the Business Combination or (ii) by means of a tender offer. Each public shareholder may elect to redeem their shares irrespective of whether they vote for or against the Business Combination at a per share price, payable in cash, equal to the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account as of two business days prior to the consummation of the Business Combination including interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account and not previously released to the Company to pay taxes, divided by the number of then outstanding Public Shares, subject to the limitations described herein. The amount in the Trust Account is initially anticipated to be approximately $10.00 per public share. The per-share amount the Company will distribute to investors who properly redeem their shares will not be reduced by any deferred underwriting commissions payable to underwriters. The decision as to whether the Company will seek shareholder approval of the Business Combination or will allow shareholders to sell their shares in a tender offer will be made by the Company, solely in its discretion, and will be based on a variety of factors such as the timing of the transaction and whether the terms of the transaction would otherwise require the Company to seek shareholder approval under the law or stock exchange listing requirements. If the Company seeks shareholder approval, it will complete its Business Combination only if a majority of the outstanding Class A ordinary shares voted are voted in favor of the Business Combination. However, in no event will the Company redeem its Public Shares in an amount that would cause its net tangible assets to be less than $5,000,001, after payment of the deferred underwriting commission. In such an instance, the Company would not proceed with the redemption of its Public Shares and the related Business Combination, and instead may search for an alternate Business Combination.

The Company has 24 months from the Close Date to complete its Business Combination. If the Company does not complete a Business Combination within this period, it shall (i) cease all operations except for the purposes of winding up; (ii) as promptly as reasonably possible but not more than ten business days thereafter, redeem the Public Shares, at a per share price, payable in cash, equal to the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account, including interest earned on the funds in the Trust Account and not previously released to the Company to pay its taxes (less up to $100,000 of interest to pay dissolution expenses) divided by the number of then 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 shareholders and the board of directors, dissolve and liquidate, subject in each case to the Company’s obligations under Cayman Islands law to provide for claims of creditors and the requirements of other applicable law. The Sponsor and the Company’s four independent directors (the “Initial Shareholders”) and the Company’s officers and directors have entered into a letter agreement with the Company, pursuant to which they have waived their rights to liquidating distributions from the Trust Account with respect to their Founder Shares if the Company fails to complete the Business Combination within 24 months from the Close Date. However, if the Initial Shareholders acquire Public Shares after the Close Date, they will be entitled to liquidating distributions from the Trust Account with respect to such Public Shares if the Company fails to complete the Business Combination within the allotted 24-month time period.

The underwriters have agreed to waive their rights to any deferred underwriting commission held in the Trust Account in the event the Company does not complete the Business Combination and those amounts will be included with the funds held in the Trust Account that will be available to fund the redemption of the Company’s Public Shares.

If the Company fails to complete the Business Combination, the redemption of the Company’s Public Shares will reduce the book value of the shares held by the Initial Shareholders, who will be the only remaining shareholders after such redemptions.

If the Company holds a shareholder vote or there is a tender offer for shares in connection with a Business Combination, a public shareholder will have the right to redeem its shares for an amount in cash equal to its pro rata share of the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account as of two business days prior to the consummation of the Business Combination, including interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account and not previously released to the Company to pay taxes. As a result, such

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ordinary shares are recorded at their redemption amount and classified as temporary equity in accordance with Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 480, “Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity”.

 

 

2. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

Basis of Presentation

The accompanying financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”) and pursuant to the accounting and disclosure rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), and reflect all adjustments, consisting only of normal recurring adjustments, which are, in the opinion of management, necessary for a fair presentation of the Company’s financial position at March 31, 2021 and the results of operations and cash flows for the period presented.

Principles of Consolidation

The accompanying consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company and the accounts of the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiaries. All intercompany balances and transactions have been eliminated upon consolidation

Emerging Growth Company

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 Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended) 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 an 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.

Cash

Cash and cash equivalents include cash on hand and on deposit at banking institutions as well as all highly liquid short-term investments with original maturities of 90 days or less. The Company did not have any cash equivalents as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020.

Concentration of Credit Risk

Financial instruments that potentially subject the Company to concentrations of credit risk consist of cash accounts in a financial institution, which at times, may exceed the Federal depository insurance coverage of $250,000. The Company has not experienced losses on these accounts and management believes the Company is not exposed to significant risks on such accounts.

Financial Instruments

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

Fair Value Measurement

ASC 820 establishes a fair value hierarchy that prioritizes and ranks the level of observability of inputs used to measure investments at fair value. The observability of inputs is impacted by a number of factors, including the type of investment, characteristics specific to the investment, market conditions and other factors. The hierarchy gives the highest priority to unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities (Level I measurements) and the lowest priority to unobservable inputs (Level III measurements).

Investments with readily available quoted prices or for which fair value can be measured from quoted prices in active markets will typically have a higher degree of input observability and a lesser degree of judgment applied in determining fair value.

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The three levels of the fair value hierarchy under ASC 820 are as follows:

Level I—Quoted prices (unadjusted) in active markets for identical investments at the measurement date are used.

Level II—Pricing inputs are other than quoted prices included within Level I that are observable for the investment, either directly or indirectly. Level II pricing inputs include quoted prices for similar investments in active markets, quoted prices for identical or similar investments in markets that are not active, inputs other than quoted prices that are observable for the investment, and inputs that are derived principally from or corroborated by observable market data by correlation or other means.

 

Level III—Pricing inputs are unobservable and include situations where there is little, if any, market activity for the investment. The inputs used in determination of fair value require significant judgment and estimation.

In some cases, the inputs used to measure fair value might fall within different levels of the fair value hierarchy. In such cases, the level in the fair value hierarchy within which the investment is categorized in its entirety is determined based on the lowest level input that is significant to the investment. Assessing the significance of a particular input to the valuation of an investment in its entirety requires judgment and considers factors specific to the investment. The categorization of an investment within the hierarchy is based upon the pricing transparency of the investment and does not necessarily correspond to the perceived risk of that investment.

The Company’s Permitted Investments are classified as Level 1.

Derivative Liabilities

The Company evaluated the Warrants (as defined below in Note 3) and Private Placement Warrants (as defined below in Note 5) (collectively, “Warrant Securities”), and the Forward Purchase Agreements and Additional Forward Purchase Agreements (as defined below in Note 5, and collectively, “FPAs”) in accordance with ASC 815-40, “Derivatives and Hedging — Contracts in Entity’s Own Equity”, and concluded that the Warrant Securities and FPAs could not be accounted for as components of equity. As the Warrant Securities and FPAs meet the definition of a derivative in accordance with ASC 815, the Warrant Securities and FPAs are recorded as derivative liabilities on the Consolidated Balance Sheet and measured at fair value at inception (the Close Date) and remeasured at each reporting date in accordance with ASC 820, “Fair Value Measurement”, with changes in fair value recognized in the Statement of Operations in the period of change.

Key ranges of inputs for the valuation models used to calculate the fair value of the Warrant Securities and FPAs were as follows,

 

 

December 31, 2020

 

March 31, 2021

Implied volatility

 

30% - 45%

 

22% - 45%

Risk-free interest rate

 

0.09% - 0.43%

 

0.03% - 0.97%

Instrument exercise price for one Class A ordinary share

 

$ 11.50

 

$ 11.50

Expected term

 

5.2 years

 

5.2 years

Redeemable Ordinary Shares

All of the 35,000,000 Class A ordinary shares sold as part of the Units in the Public Offering contain a redemption feature which allows for the redemption of such public shares in connection with the Company’s liquidation if there is a stockholder vote or tender offer in connection with the Business Combination and in connection with certain amendments to the Company’s second amended and restated certificate of incorporation. In accordance with SEC and its staff’s guidance on redeemable equity instruments, which has been codified in ASC 480-10-S99, redemption provisions not solely within the control of the Company require common stock subject to redemption to be classified outside of permanent equity. Ordinary liquidation events, which involve the redemption and liquidation of all of the entity’s equity instruments, are excluded from the provisions of ASC 480.

The Company recognizes changes in redemption value immediately as they occur and adjusts the carrying value of redeemable common stock to equal the redemption value at the end of each reporting period. Increases or decreases in the carrying amount of redeemable ordinary shares are affected by charges against additional paid-in capital and accumulated deficit.

Use of Estimates

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with U.S. GAAP requires the Company’s 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

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of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

Offering Costs

The Company complies with the requirements of ASC 340-10-S99-1 and SEC Staff Accounting Bulletin Topic 5A “Expenses of Offering”. The Company incurred offering costs of $949,267 allocated to the issuance and sale of Class A ordinary shares in connection with the Public Offering. These costs, together with the portions of the underwriter discount and Deferred Discount (as defined below) allocated to the issuance and sale of Class A ordinary shares included in the Units, totaling $19,610,939, were charged to temporary equity upon completion of the Public Offering. Offering costs of $588,328 attributed to the issuance and sale of the warrants included in the Units were expensed at the Close Date.

Stock-Based Compensation Expense

The Company accounts for stock-based compensation expense in accordance with ASC 718, Compensation – Stock Compensation (“ASC 718”). Under ASC 718, stock-based compensation associated with equity-classified awards is measured at fair value upon the grant date and recognized over the requisite service period. To the extent a stock-based award is subject to a performance condition, the amount of expense recorded in a given period, if any, reflects an assessment of the probability of achieving such performance condition, with compensation recognized once the event is deemed probable to occur. The fair value of equity awards has been estimated using a market approach. Forfeitures are recognized as incurred.

Compensation expense related to the Founders Shares (as defined below in Note 6) is recognized only when the performance condition is probable of occurrence. As of March 31, 2021, the Company determined that a Business Combination is not considered probable, and, therefore, no stock-based compensation expense has been recognized. Stock-based compensation would be recognized at the date a Business Combination is considered probable (i.e., upon consummation of a Business Combination) in an amount equal to the number of Founders Shares that ultimately vest multiplied times the latest modification date fair value per share (unless subsequently modified) less the amount initially received for the purchase of the Founder Shares.

Net Income per Ordinary Share

The Company complies with accounting and disclosure requirements of Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) ASC Topic 260, “Earnings Per Share”. Net income per ordinary share is computed by dividing net income applicable to ordinary shareholders by the weighted average number of ordinary shares outstanding during the period, plus to the extent dilutive the incremental number of shares of ordinary shares to settle warrants, as calculated using the treasury stock method. At March 31, 2021, the Company had outstanding warrants and forward purchase contracts to purchase up to 25,000,000 Class A ordinary shares. The weighted average of these shares was excluded from the calculation of diluted net income per ordinary share since the exercise of the warrants is contingent upon the occurrence of future events. At March 31, 2020, the Company did not have any dilutive securities or other contracts that could, potentially, be exercised or converted into ordinary shares and then share in the earnings of the Company under the treasury stock method. As a result, diluted net income per ordinary share is the same as basic net income per ordinary share for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively.

As of March 31, 2021, the Company has two classes of ordinary shares, Class A ordinary shares and Class F ordinary shares. As of March 31, 2020, the Company only had Class F ordinary shares. For the three months ended March 31, 2021, earnings and losses are shared pro rata between the two classes of ordinary shares as follows,

 

 

For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2021

 

 

 

Class A

 

 

Class F

 

Basic and diluted net income per ordinary share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Numerator:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allocation of net income

 

$

82,302,229

 

 

$

20,575,557

 

Denominator:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average ordinary shares outstanding:

 

 

35,000,000

 

 

 

8,750,000

 

Basic and diluted net income per ordinary share

 

$

2.35

 

 

$

2.35

 

Income Taxes

Under ASC 740, “Income Taxes,” deferred tax assets and liabilities are recognized for the future tax consequences attributable to temporary differences between the financial statement carrying amounts of existing assets and liabilities and their respective tax

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bases. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are measured using enacted tax rates expected to apply to taxable income in the years in which those temporary differences are expected to be recovered or settled. The effect on deferred tax assets and liabilities of a change in tax rates is recognized in income in the period of the enactment date. Valuation allowances are established when it is more likely than not that some or all of the deferred tax assets will not be realized.

ASC 740 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 recognizes accrued interest and penalties related to unrecognized tax benefits as income tax expense. No amounts were accrued for the payment of interest and penalties at March 31, 2021. The Company is currently not aware of any issues under review that could result in significant payments, accruals or material deviation from its position.

There is currently no taxation imposed on income by the Government of the Cayman Islands. In accordance with federal income tax regulations, income taxes are not levied on the Company, but rather on the individual owners. United States (“U.S.”) taxation would occur on the individual owners if certain tax elections are made by U.S. owners and the Company were treated as a passive foreign investment company. Additionally, U.S. taxation could occur to the Company itself if the Company is engaged in a U.S. trade or business. The Company is not expected to be treated as engaged in a U.S. trade or business at this time.

A wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, formed during the year ended December 31, 2020, is subject to income tax in the Netherlands. As of December 31, 2020, the subsidiary had a deferred tax asset of $3,117 that was offset by a valuation allowance. There was no change in the subsidiary’s tax position as of March 31, 2021.

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.

 

3. Public Offering

In its Public Offering, the Company sold 35,000,000 units at a price of $10.00 per unit. Each unit consists of one Class A ordinary share of the Company at $0.0001 par value and one-fifth of one warrant (a “Unit”). Each whole warrant entitles the holder to purchase one Class A ordinary share at a price of $11.50 per share (a “Warrant”). Only whole Warrants may be exercised and no fractional Warrants will be issued upon separation of the Units and only whole Warrants may be traded. The Warrants will become exercisable on the later of 30 days after the completion of the Business Combination or 12 months from the Close Date, and will expire five years after the completion of the Business Combination or earlier upon redemption or liquidation. Alternatively, if the Company does not complete a Business Combination within 24 months after the Close Date, the Warrants will expire at the end of such period. If the Company is unable to deliver registered Class A ordinary shares to the holder upon exercise of Warrants issued in connection with the 35,000,000 Units during the exercise period, the Warrants will expire worthless, except to the extent that they may be exercised on a cashless basis in the circumstances described in the agreement governing the Warrants.

Once the Warrants become exercisable, the Company may redeem the outstanding Warrants in whole, but not in part, at a price of $0.01 per Warrant upon a minimum of 30 days’ prior written notice of redemption, and only in the event that the last sale price of the Company’s Public Shares equals or exceeds $18.00 per share for any 20 trading days within the 30-trading day period ending on the third trading day before the Company sends the notice of redemption to the Warrant holders. Additionally, 90 days after the Warrants become exercisable, the Company may redeem the outstanding Warrants in whole, but not in part, for Class A ordinary shares at a price based on the redemption date and “fair market value” of the Company’s Class A ordinary shares upon a minimum of 30 days’ prior written notice of redemption, and only in the event that the last sale price of the Company’s Class A ordinary shares equals or exceeds $10.00 per share on the trade date prior to the date on which the Company sends the notice of redemption to the Warrant holders. The “fair market value” of the Company’s Class A ordinary shares shall mean the average reported last sale price of the Company’s Class A ordinary shares for the 10 trading days ending on the third trading day prior to the date on which the notice of redemption is sent to the Warrant holders. The Company has agreed to use its best efforts to file a registration statement for the Class A ordinary shares issuable upon exercise of the Warrants under the Securities Act as soon as practicable, but in no event later than 15 business days following the completion of a Business Combination.

The Company paid an underwriting discount of 2.00% of the gross proceeds of the Public Offering, or $7,000,000, to the underwriters at the Close Date, with an additional fee (the “Deferred Discount”) of 3.50% of the gross proceeds of the Public Offering, or $12,250,000, payable upon the Company’s completion of a Business Combination. The Deferred Discount will become payable to the underwriters from the amounts held in the Trust Account solely in the event the Company completes a Business Combination. The underwriters are not entitled to receive any of the interest earned on Trust Account funds that would be used to pay the Deferred Discount.

 

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4. Related Party Transactions

Founder Shares

On August 12, 2019, the Sponsor purchased 20,000,000 of the Company’s Class F ordinary shares (“Founder Shares”) for an aggregate purchase price of $25,000, or approximately $0.001 per share. Prior to the Sponsor’s initial investment in the Company of $25,000, the Company had no assets. The purchase price of the Founder Shares was determined by dividing the amount of cash contributed to the Company by the number of Founder Shares issued.

The Founder Shares are identical to the Class A ordinary shares included in the Units being sold in the Proposed Offering except that:

 

only holders of the Founder Shares have the right to vote on the election of directors prior to the Business Combination;

 

 

the Founder Shares are subject to certain transfer restrictions, as described in more detail below;

 

 

the initial shareholders and the Company’s officers and directors entered into a letter agreement with the Company, pursuant to which they have agreed (i) to waive their redemption rights with respect to the Founder Shares and in connection with the completion of the Business Combination and (ii) to waive their rights to liquidating distributions from the Trust Account with respect to the Founder Shares if the Company fails to complete the Business Combination within 24 months from the Close Date. If the Company submits the Business Combination to the public shareholders for a vote, the Initial Shareholders have agreed, pursuant to such letter agreement, to vote their Founder Shares and any public shares purchased during or after the Public Offering in favor of the Business Combination; and

 

 

the Founder Shares are automatically convertible into Class A ordinary shares on the first business day following the completion of the Business Combination on a one-for-one basis, subject to adjustment pursuant to certain anti-dilution rights.

Additionally, the initial shareholders agreed not to transfer, assign or sell any of their Founder Shares until the earlier of (i) one year after the completion of the Business Combination or (ii) subsequent to the Business Combination, if the last sale price of the Class A ordinary shares equals or exceeds $12.00 per share (as adjusted for share splits, share dividends, reorganizations, recapitalizations and the like) for any 20 trading days within any 30-trading day period commencing at least 150 days after the Business Combination or (iii) the date following the completion of the Business Combination on which the Company completes a liquidation, merger, share exchange, reorganization or other similar transaction that results in all of the Company’s public shareholders having the right to exchange their Class A ordinary shares for cash, securities or other property (the “Lock Up Period”). See Note 6 – Subsequent Events.

Private Placement Warrants

On the Close Date, the Sponsor purchased from the Company an aggregate of 6,000,000 private placement warrants at a price of $1.50 per warrant (approximately $9,000,000 in the aggregate), in a private placement that will occur simultaneously with the completion of the Proposed Offering (the “Private Placement Warrants”). Each Private Placement Warrant entitles the holder to purchase one Class A ordinary share at $11.50 per share, subject to adjustment. A portion of the purchase price of the Private Placement Warrants will be added to the proceeds from the Proposed Offering to be held in the trust account. The Private Placement Warrants will not be redeemable by the Company so long as they are held by the Sponsor or its permitted transferees. If the Private Placement Warrants are held by holders other than the Sponsor or its permitted transferees, the Private Placement Warrants will be redeemable by the Company and exercisable by the holders on the same basis as the warrants included in the Units being sold in the Proposed Offering. The Sponsor, or its permitted transferees, will have the option to exercise the Private Placement Warrants on a cashless basis. The Private Placement Warrants will not be transferable, assignable or salable until 30 days after the completion of the Business Combination.

If the Company does not complete the Business Combination within 24 months from the closing of the Proposed Offering, the proceeds from the sale of the Private Placement Warrants held in the trust account will be used to fund the redemption of the Company’s public shares (subject to the requirements of applicable law) and the Private Placement Warrants will expire worthless.

 

Forward Purchase Agreements

Prior to the Close Date, an affiliate of the Company (the “TPG Forward Purchaser”) entered into a forward purchase agreement (the “Original Forward Purchase Agreement”). The TPG Forward Purchaser agreed to purchase an aggregate of 5,000,000 Class A ordinary shares at a price of $10.00 per Class A ordinary share (the “Forward Purchase Shares”), plus an aggregate of 1,000,000 warrants to purchase one Class A ordinary share at $11.50 per share (the “Forward Purchase Warrants” and, together with the Forward

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Purchase Shares, the “Forward Purchase Securities”), for an aggregate purchase price of $50,000,000. The purchase of the 5,000,000 Forward Purchase Shares and 1,000,000 Forward Purchase Warrants will take place in one or more private placements, with the full amount to have been purchased no later than simultaneously with the closing of the Business Combination. The TPG Forward Purchaser’s obligation to purchase the Forward Purchase Securities may be transferred, in whole or in part, to the forward transferees, provided that upon such transfer the forward transferees assume the rights and obligations of the TPG Forward Purchaser. As an inducement to a transferee that is not an affiliate of the TPG Forward Purchaser to assume the TPG Forward Purchaser’s obligation to purchase the Forward Purchase Securities, we may agree to issue on a case-by-case basis to such transferee at the time of the forward purchase, in addition to the Forward Purchase Securities, an additional number of Class A ordinary shares equal to 10% of the Forward Purchase Shares purchased by such transferee, or up to an aggregate of 500,000 additional Class A ordinary shares, for no additional cash consideration, potentially lowering the effective purchase price per Class A ordinary share. In addition, the Sponsor shall forfeit a number of Founder Shares equal to such additional amount of Class A ordinary shares issued to such transferee, or up to an aggregate of 500,000 Founder Shares, at the time of the forward purchase.

The Company also entered into forward purchase agreements (the “Additional Forward Purchase Agreements”) with other third parties (the “Additional Forward Purchasers”) which provide that the Additional Forward Purchasers will purchase up to an aggregate of 5,500,000 Class A ordinary shares (the “Additional Forward Purchase Shares”), plus up to an aggregate of 1,000,000 warrants to purchase one Class A ordinary share at $11.50 per share (the “Additional Forward Purchase Warrants” and, together with the Additional Forward Purchase Shares, the “Additional Forward Purchase Securities”), for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $50,000,000. Any purchases of the up to 5,500,000 Additional Forward Purchase Shares and up to 1,000,000 Additional Forward Purchase Warrants will also take place in one or more private placements, but no later than simultaneously with the closing of the Business Combination. The sale of the Additional Forward Purchase Securities will be subject to the approval of the board of directors and the Sponsor. The proceeds of all purchases made pursuant to the Forward Purchase Agreements will be deposited into the Company’s operating account. In connection with the Additional Forward Purchase Agreements, the Sponsor shall forfeit 500,000 Founder Shares at the time of the forward purchase.

The terms of the Forward Purchase Securities and Additional Forward Purchase Securities, respectively, are generally identical to the terms of the Class A ordinary shares and the Redeemable Warrants included in the Units sold in the Public Offering, except that the Forward Purchase Shares and Additional Forward Purchase Shares will have no redemption rights and will have no right to liquidating distributions from the Trust Account. In addition, as long as the Additional Forward Purchase Securities and the Additional Forward Purchase Securities are held by the TPG Forward Purchaser and Additional Forward Purchasers, they will have certain registration rights. In connection with the sale of the Forward Purchase Shares and the Additional Forward Purchase Shares, except to the extent of any forfeitures of Founder Shares by the Sponsor in connection with the forward purchases, the Company expects that the Sponsor will receive an aggregate number of additional Class A ordinary shares so that the Initial Shareholders, in the aggregate, on an as-converted basis, will hold 20% of the Company’s Class A ordinary shares at the time of the closing of the Business Combination.

Indemnity

The Sponsor has agreed that it will be liable to the Company if and to the extent any claims by a vendor (other than the Company’s independent auditors) for services rendered or products sold to the Company, or a prospective target business with which the Company discussed entering into a transaction agreement, reduces the amount of funds in the Trust Account to below (i) $10.00 per public share or (ii) such lesser amount per public share held in the Trust Account as of the date of the liquidation of the Trust Account due to reductions in the value of the trust assets, in each case net of the interest which may be withdrawn to pay taxes, except as to any claims by a third party who executed a waiver of any and all rights to seek access to the Trust Account and except as to any claims under the Company’s indemnity of the underwriters of the Proposed Offering against certain liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act. Moreover, in the event that an executed waiver is deemed to be unenforceable against a third party, the Sponsor will not be responsible to the extent of any liability for such third party claims. The Company has not independently verified whether the Sponsor has sufficient funds to satisfy its indemnity obligations and believes that the Sponsor’s only assets are securities of the Company and, therefore, the Sponsor may not be able to satisfy those obligations. The Company has not asked the Sponsor to reserve for such eventuality as the Company believes the likelihood of the Sponsor having to indemnify the Trust Account is limited because the Company will endeavor to have all vendors and prospective target businesses as well as other entities execute agreements with the Company waiving any right, title, interest or claim of any kind in or to monies held in the Trust Account.

Related Party Note Payable

On September 15, 2020, the Company’s Sponsor loaned the Company $300,000 under an unsecured promissory note. The funds were used to pay up front expenses associated with the Public Offering. The note was repaid on the Close Date.

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On March 29, 2021, the Sponsor issued a promissory note to the Company for borrowings of up to $7,000,000. The promissory note does not bear interest, and any borrowings made are due on the earlier of March 29, 2022 or the consummation of a Business Combination, except in the event of a default, as defined in the promissory note agreement, at which point any outstanding borrowings become due immediately. On March 29, 2021, the Company borrowed $2,000,000 under the promissory note.

Independent Financial Advisory Services

In connection with the Public Offering, TPG Capital BD, LLC, an affiliate of the Company, acted as the Company’s independent financial advisor as defined under FINRA Rule 5110(j)(9), to provide independent financial consulting services, consisting of a review of deal structure and terms and related structuring advice in connection with the Public Offering, for which it received a fee of $647,500, which was paid on the Close Date. TPG Capital BD, LLC was engaged to represent the Company’s interests only and is independent of the underwriters. TPG Capital BD, LLC did not act as an underwriter in the Public Offering and did not sell or offer to sell any securities in the Public Offering, nor did it identify or solicit potential investors in the Public Offering.

Policy Review Engagement

In December 2020, the board of directors authorized the Company to engage Y Analytics, an affiliate of the Company, to evaluate the Company’s environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) policies. The total cost of this engagement is $250,000, of which $200,000 was expensed in 2020 and is included in accrued professional fees and other expenses at the consolidated balance sheet as of March 31, 2021.

Administrative Service Agreement

On the Close Date, the Company entered into an agreement to pay $50,000 a month for office space, administrative and support services to an affiliate of the Sponsor upon completion of the Proposed Offering, and will terminate the agreement upon the earlier of a Business Combination or the liquidation of the Company.

 

5. Investments Held in Trust Account

Gross proceeds of $350,000,000 and $9,000,000 from the Public Offering and the sale of the Private Placement Warrants, respectively, less underwriting discounts of $7,000,000; and funds of $2,000,000 designated to pay the Company’s accrued formation and offering costs, ongoing administrative and acquisition search costs, plus repay notes payable of $300,000 to the Sponsor at the Close Date were placed in the Trust Account at the Close Date.

On October 14, 2020, all funds held in the Trust Account were invested in Permitted Investments, which are considered Level 1 investments under ASC 820. For the three months ended March 31, 2021, the Permitted Investments generated interest income of $5,260 all of which was reinvested in Permitted Investments.

At March 31, 2021, the balance of funds held in the Trust Account was $350,009,878.

 

6. Deferred Underwriting Compensation

The Company is committed to pay the Deferred Discount of 3.50% of the gross proceeds of the Public Offering, or $12,250,000, to the underwriters upon the Company’s completion of a Business Combination. The underwriters are not entitled to receive any of the interest earned on Trust Account funds that would be used to pay the Deferred Discount, and no Deferred Discount is payable to the underwriters if a Business Combination is not completed within 24 months after the Close Date.

 

 

 

7. Shareholders’ (Deficit) Equity

Class A Ordinary Shares

The Company is currently authorized to issue 200,000,000 Class A ordinary shares. Depending on the terms of a potential Business Combination, the Company may be required to increase the number of authorized Class A ordinary shares at the same time as its shareholders vote on the Business Combination to the extent the Company seeks shareholder approval in connection with its Business Combination. Holders of Class A ordinary shares are entitled to one vote for each share with the exception that only holders of Class F ordinary shares have the right to vote on the election of directors prior to the completion of a Business Combination, subject to adjustment as provided in the Company’s amended and restated memorandum and articles of association.

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Class F Ordinary Shares

The Company is currently authorized to issue 20,000,000 Class F ordinary shares. At March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, there were 8,750,000 Class F ordinary shares (Founder Shares) issued and outstanding.

Preferred Shares

The Company is authorized to issue 1,000,000 preferred shares. The Company’s board of directors will be authorized to fix the voting rights, if any, designations, powers, preferences, the relative, participating, optional or other special rights and any qualifications, limitations and restrictions thereof, applicable to the shares of each series. The board of directors will be able to, without shareholder approval, issue preferred shares with voting and other rights that could adversely affect the voting power and other rights of the holders of the ordinary shares and could have anti-takeover effects. At March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, there were no preferred shares issued or outstanding.

Dividend Policy

The Company has not paid and does not intend to pay any cash dividends on its ordinary shares prior to the completion of the Business Combination. Additionally, the Company’s board of directors does not contemplate or anticipate declaring any stock dividends in the foreseeable future.

 

8. Fair Value Measurements

The following table presents information about the Company’s derivative liabilities that are measured at fair value on a recurring basis as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020 and indicates the fair value hierarchy of the valuation techniques the Company utilized to determine such fair value.

 

 

As of March 31, 2021

 

 

 

Level 1

 

 

Level 2

 

 

Level 3

 

 

Total

 

Liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Warrants

 

$

52,290,000

 

 

$

 

 

$

 

 

$

52,290,000

 

Private Placement Warrants

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

55,982,797

 

 

 

55,982,797

 

Forward purchase agreements (FPAs)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

113,024,178

 

 

 

113,024,178

 

Total

 

$

52,290,000

 

 

$

 

 

$

169,006,975

 

 

$

221,296,975

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As of December 31, 2020

 

 

 

Level 1

 

 

Level 2

 

 

Level 3

 

 

Total

 

Liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Warrants

 

$

51,380,000

 

 

$

 

 

$

 

 

$

51,380,000

 

Private Placement Warrants

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

89,862,127

 

 

 

89,862,127

 

Forward purchase agreements (FPAs)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

186,468,494

 

 

 

186,468,494

 

Total

 

$

51,380,000

 

 

$

 

 

$

276,330,621

 

 

$

327,710,621

 

 

The following table presents the changes in the fair value of the Company’s derivative liabilities that are measured at fair value for the three months ended March 31, 2021. The Company did not hold any derivative liabilities measured at fair value as of or for the three months ended March 31, 2020.

 

 

Warrants

 

 

Private Placement

Warrants

 

 

Forward Purchase

Agreements (FPAs)

 

 

Total

 

Liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fair value at December 31, 2020

 

$

51,380,000

 

 

$

89,862,127

 

 

$

186,468,494

 

 

$

327,710,621

 

Change in fair value

 

 

910,000

 

 

 

(33,879,330

)

 

 

(73,444,316

)

 

 

(106,413,646

)

Fair value at March 31, 2021

 

$

52,290,000

 

 

$

55,982,797

 

 

$

113,024,178

 

 

$

221,296,975

 

The valuation methodology used in the determination of the fair value of financial instruments for which Level 3 inputs were used at March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020 was a market approach.

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The following tables summarize the changes in the fair value of financial instruments for which the Company has used Level 3 inputs to determine fair value for the three months ended March 31, 2021. The Company did not hold any Level 3 financial instruments as of or for the three months ended March 31, 2020.

 

 

Private Placement

Warrants

 

 

Forward Purchase

Agreements (FPAs)

 

 

Total

 

Liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fair value at December 31, 2020

 

$

89,862,127

 

 

$

186,468,494

 

 

$

276,330,621

 

Change in fair value

 

 

(33,879,330

)

 

 

(73,444,316

)

 

 

(107,323,646

)

Fair value at March 31, 2021

 

$

55,982,797

 

 

$

113,024,178

 

 

$

169,006,975

 

 

 

 

9. Subsequent Events

On May 12, 2021, the Sponsor signed a commitment letter in which it committed to lending funds, if needed, to the Company to timely satisfy any of the Company’s financial obligations or debt service requirements through August 31, 2022, and further to defer any required repayment of existing loans, or any loans made through August 31, 2022, until after August 31, 2022.

As stated in a Current Report on Form 8-K filed by the Company on May 17, 2021, there is currently significant uncertainty regarding whether the Proposed Business Combination will ultimately be completed on the terms currently contemplated or at all. The Company was recently informed that the completion of the audited financial statements of EVBox Group as of and for the year ended December 31, 2020 (the “2020 EVBox Group Financials”), which would be required to be filed in the Registration Statement on Form F-4 relating to the Proposed Business Combination (the “Registration Statement”) prior to its effectiveness, will take significantly longer than previously anticipated. ENGIE New Business S.A.S., a société par actions simplifiée organized and existing under the laws of France (“Engie Seller”), a party to the Proposed Business Combination, has recently confirmed to the Company that further review of certain accounting matters is necessary. As of the date of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q there is no certainty regarding the timing or nature of a resolution of such matters or timing for finalizing the 2020 EVBox Group Financials. As a result of the delay in the 2020 EVBox Group Financials, the Company currently expects that certain material conditions to closing, including among others, the effectiveness of the Registration Statement and the approval of the Proposed Business Combination by the Company’s shareholders, will not be met as of June 8, 2021 (such date, as may be extended, the “Outside Date”).

Pursuant to the terms of the Business Combination Agreement, beginning on the Outside Date, the Business Combination Agreement may be terminated by either the Company or Engie Seller. However, the Company has the unilateral right until May 28, 2021 to extend the Outside Date to September 6, 2021. The Company expects to have further discussions with Engie Seller regarding these matters to better evaluate the various alternatives, but has not determined whether it intends to exercise any such rights and there is no certainty that it will exercise such rights or that it will otherwise successfully renegotiate any economic or other terms of the Business Combination Agreement with Engie Seller. As a result, as of the date of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, the Company has significant doubts regarding the likelihood that the Proposed Business Combination will be completed on the terms currently contemplated or at all.

Management has performed an evaluation of subsequent events through the date of issuance of the financial statements, noting no other subsequent events which require adjustment or disclosure.

 

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Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.

References to the “Company,” “our,” “us” or “we” refer to TPG Pace Beneficial Finance Corp. 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 on Form 10-Q. 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

All statements other than statements of historical fact included in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q including, without limitation, statements under 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. When used in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend” and similar expressions, as they relate to us or the Company’s management, identify forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are based on the beliefs of management, as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, the Company’s management. Actual results could differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements as a result of certain factors detailed in our filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). All subsequent written or oral forward-looking statements attributable to us or persons acting on the Company’s behalf are qualified in their entirety by this paragraph.

Overview

We are a blank check company incorporated as a Cayman Islands exempted company and formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses (“Business Combination”). We have reviewed, and continue to review, a number of opportunities to enter into a Business Combination with an operating business, but we are not able to determine at this time whether we will complete a Business Combination with any of the target businesses that we have reviewed or with any other target business.

We intend to consummate a Business Combination using cash from the proceeds of our initial public offering (the “Public Offering”) that closed on October 9, 2020 (the “Close Date”) and the private placement of warrants to purchase our Class A ordinary shares (“Private Placement Warrants”) that occurred at the Close Date, and from additional issuances of, if any, our capital stock and our debt, or a combination of cash, stock and debt.

At September 30, 2020, we held cash of $158,064 and current liabilities of $938,876. Further, we expect to continue to incur significant costs in the pursuit of our acquisition plans. We cannot assure you that our plans to complete a Business Combination will be successful.

Proposed Business Combination

On December 10, 2020 (the “Signing Date”), the Company, Edison Holdco B.V., a Dutch private limited liability company (besloten vennootschap met beperkte aansprakelijkheid) and wholly owned subsidiary of the Company (“Dutch Holdco”), New TPG Pace Beneficial Finance Corp., an exempted company incorporated in the Cayman Islands with limited liability under company number 368739 and wholly owned subsidiary of Dutch Holdco (“New SPAC”), ENGIE New Business S.A.S., a société par actions simplifiée organized and existing under the laws of France (“Engie Seller”) and EV Charged B.V., a Dutch private limited liability company (besloten vennootschap met beperkte aansprakelijkheid) (“EVBox Group”), entered into a Business Combination Agreement (as amended, the “Business Combination Agreement,” and the transactions contemplated thereby, the “Proposed Business Combination”), wherein, among other things, immediately prior and in connection with the closing (i) the Company and Dutch Holdco will enter into an agreement for the repurchase by Dutch Holdco of ordinary shares in Dutch Holdco, par value EUR 0.01 (the “Dutch Holdco Common Shares”), held by the Company, subject to the completion of the SPAC Merger (as defined below), (ii) the Company will contribute to Dutch Holdco the aggregate amount of cash held by the Company at such time (including the aggregate amount paid by Investors pursuant to the Subscription Agreements (as defined below) and certain forward purchase agreements) (the “Dutch Holdco Contribution”), (iii) immediately following the Dutch Holdco Contribution, the Company will merge with and into New SPAC, with New SPAC surviving as a wholly owned subsidiary of Dutch Holdco (the “SPAC Merger”), and (iv) immediately after the SPAC Merger, Engie Seller will, directly or indirectly, sell, transfer, assign, convey or contribute to Dutch Holdco all of the issued and outstanding equity interests in EVBox Group, for a purchase price of approximately $786.5 million (the “Purchase Price”), consisting of (i) cash in an amount equal to 50% of the amount of available cash in excess of $260.0 million plus the transaction expenses borne by the Company, (ii) cash in an amount equal to 60% of the amount of available cash in excess of $560.0 million plus the transaction expenses borne by the Company, (iii) cash in an amount equal to 50% of the cash incentive compensation awards granted to certain employees of EVBox Group that will become payable as of the closing and (iv) Dutch Holdco Common Shares, valued at $10.00 per share, in respect of the remaining portion of the Purchase Price; provided, that in no event will the cash consideration described in clauses (i) to (iii) exceed $180.0 million.

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In addition, Engie Seller may be eligible to receive two earnouts, payable in additional Dutch Holdco Common Shares valued at $10.00 per share, of (i) up to 6,050,000 Dutch Holdco Common Shares based on the achievement of certain EVBox Group revenue thresholds, and (ii) up to 3,630,000 Dutch Holdco Common Shares based on the achievement of certain EVBox Group revenue thresholds or certain Dutch Holdco stock price thresholds.

Under the Business Combination Agreement, the obligations of the parties to consummate the transactions contemplated thereby are subject to a number of conditions to closing, including the requisite approval by the Company’s stockholders, which the Company expects to seek at an extraordinary general meeting of the Company in the second quarter of 2021. The Business Combination Agreement may be terminated at any time prior to the closing by mutual written consent of the Company and Engie Seller and, among other things, if the Proposed Business Combination has not occurred prior to the Outside Date (as defined below). As such, the closing of the Proposed Business Combination cannot be assured.

Concurrently with the execution of the Business Combination Agreement, the Company entered into the following agreements:

 

A Shareholders’ Agreement, as subsequently amended, with Dutch Holdco, Sponsor, and Engie Seller, which will become effective as of the closing, which will govern certain board nomination rights and corporate governance obligations of the parties following the closing;

 

Subscription Agreements (the “Subscription Agreements”) with certain qualified institutional buyers and accredited investors (collectively, the “Investors”), pursuant to which, among other things, the Investors agreed to subscribe for and purchase, and the Company agreed to issue and sell to the Investors, 22,500,000 newly issued Class A ordinary shares for gross proceeds of approximately $225,000,000; and

 

A Waiver Agreement (as subsequently amended, the “Waiver Agreement”), with each holder of Founder Shares, pursuant to which such holders of Founder Shares have agreed to waive the receipt of certain Class A ordinary shares that would result from the application by the terms of the Business Combination Agreement of Article 17 of the Company’s amended and restated memorandum and articles of association in connection with the Class A ordinary shares issued pursuant to the Subscription Agreements. In addition, pursuant to the Waiver Agreement, the holders of Founder Shares have agreed to forfeit a number of Founder Shares equal to such additional amount of Class A ordinary shares issued pursuant to certain forward purchase agreements over an aggregate of 10,000,000 Class A ordinary shares.

On March 15, 2021, the Company, Dutch Holdco, New SPAC, Engie Seller and EVBox Group entered into the First Amendment to Business Combination Agreement (the “First Amendment”), pursuant to which, among other things and subject to the terms and conditions contained therein, the parties (i) thereto clarified certain logistical matters relating to the exchange of certain securities of the Company for corresponding securities of New SPAC and the subsequent exchange thereof for corresponding securities of Dutch Holdco and (ii) amended the termination provisions to provide the Company an option, in its sole discretion, to extend the outside date from the date that is 180 days after the Signing Date to the date that is 270 days after the Signing Date, provided the company informs Engie Seller of its intention to do so by June 8, 2021 (such date, as may be extended, the “Outside Date”).

Other than as specifically discussed herein, this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q does not give effect to the Proposed Business Combination or the transactions contemplated thereby.

Recent Developments

There is currently significant uncertainty regarding whether the Proposed Business Combination will ultimately be completed on the terms currently contemplated or at all. We were recently informed that the completion of the audited financial statements of EVBox Group as of and for the year ended December 31, 2020 (the “2020 EVBox Group Financials”), which would be required to be filed in the Registration Statement on Form F-4 relating to the Proposed Business Combination (the “Registration Statement”) prior to its effectiveness, will take significantly longer than previously anticipated. Engie Seller has recently confirmed to us that further review of certain accounting matters is necessary. As of the date of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q there is no certainty regarding the timing or nature of a resolution of such matters or timing for finalizing the 2020 EVBox Group Financials. As a result of the delay in the 2020 EVBox Group Financials, we currently expect that certain material conditions to closing, including among others, the effectiveness of the Registration Statement and the approval of the Proposed Business Combination by our shareholders, will not be met as the Outside Date.

Pursuant to the terms of the Business Combination Agreement, beginning on the Outside Date, the Business Combination Agreement may be terminated by either us or Engie Seller. However, we have the unilateral right until May 28, 2021 to extend the Outside Date to September 6, 2021. We expect to have further discussions with Engie Seller regarding these matters to better evaluate the various alternatives, but have not determined whether we intend to exercise any such rights and there is no certainty that we will

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exercise such rights or that we will otherwise successfully renegotiate any economic or other terms of the Business Combination Agreement with Engie Seller. As a result, as of the date of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, we have significant doubts regarding the likelihood that the Proposed Business Combination will be completed on the terms currently contemplated or at all.

Please see “Item 1A. Risk Factors—We no longer expect to be in a position to close the Proposed Business Combination by June 2021 as previously disclosed, and significant uncertainty exists regarding whether the Proposed Business Combination will ultimately be completed on the terms currently contemplated or at all” for more information.

Results of Operations

For the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, we earned net income of $102,877,786 and $0, respectively. Net income for the three months ended March 31, 2021 consisted primarily of a $106,413,646 gain due to a change in the fair value of our derivative liabilities offset by professional fees and other expenses of $3,541,120. We anticipate that changes to the fair value of our derivative instruments, consisting of certain of our warrants and forward purchase agreements exercisable for our Class A ordinary shares, may fluctuate significantly in future quarters, but these fluctuations do not impact our cash flows. Our business activities since our Public Offering have consisted solely of identifying and evaluating prospective acquisition targets for a Business Combination.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

Prior to the closing of the Public Offering (as described below), our only source of liquidity was an initial sale of Class F ordinary shares (the “Founder Shares”), par value $0.0001 per share, to our sponsor, TPG Pace Beneficial Finance Sponsor, Series LLC, a Delaware series limited liability company (the “Sponsor”), and the proceeds of a promissory note (the “Note”) from the Sponsor, in the amount of $300,000.

On March 29, 2021, the Sponsor issued a promissory note to us for borrowings of up to $7,000,000. The promissory note does not bear interest, and any borrowings made are due on the earlier of March 29, 2022 or the consummation of a Business Combination, except in the event of a default, as defined in the promissory note agreement, at which point any outstanding borrowings become due immediately. On March 29, 2021, we borrowed $2,000,000 under the promissory note to fund working capital requirements.

The registration statement for our initial public offering (“Public Offering”) was declared effective by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on October 6, 2020. In our Public Offering, we sold 35,000,000 Units at a price of $10.00 per Unit, generating proceeds of $350,000,000. Simultaneously with the effectiveness of our Public Offering, we closed the private placement of an aggregate of 6,000,000 warrants (the “Private Placement Warrants”), each exercisable to purchase one Class A ordinary share at an exercise price of $11.50 per share, to the Sponsor, at a price of $1.50 per Private Placement Warrant, generating proceeds of $9,000,000. On the Close Date, we placed $350,000,000 of proceeds (including $12,250,000 of deferred underwriting discount) from the Public Offering and the Private Placement Warrants into an interest bearing U.S. based trust account at J.P. Morgan Chase, N.A, with Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company acting as trustee (the “Trust Account”) and held the remaining portion (net of offering expenses, other than underwriting discounts, paid upon the consummation of the Public Offering) of such proceeds outside the Trust Account.

On October 14, 2020, the funds in the Trust Account were invested only in specified U.S. government treasury bills with a maturity of 180 days or less and in money market funds meeting certain conditions under Rule 2a-7 under the Investment Company Act which invest only in direct U.S. government treasury obligations (collectively “Permitted Investments”).

During the three months ended March 31, 2021, we earned interest income of $5,260 on investments held in the Trust Account.

At March 31, 2021, we had cash held outside of the Trust Account of $2,096,384, which is available to fund our working capital requirements.

 

At March 31, 2021, we had current liabilities of $229,751,557, including derivative liabilities of $221,296,975 related to the fair value of certain of our warrants and forward purchase agreements exercisable for our Class A ordinary shares, a promissory note payable to our Sponsor of $2,000,000, and accrued professional fees and other expenses of $6,454,582 primarily due to costs associated with our identification and evaluation of potential Business Combinations. The identification and evaluation of potential Business Combinations is continuing after March 31, 2021, and we therefore expect to incur additional expenses, which may be significant. We expect some portion of these expenses to be paid upon consummation of a Business Combination. We may, however, need to raise additional funds in order to meet the expenditures required for operating our business prior to a Business Combination. We may request loans from our Sponsor, affiliates of our Sponsor or certain of our executive officers and directors to fund our working capital requirements prior to completing a Business Combination. We may use working capital to repay such loans. Additional funds could also be raised through a private offering of debt or equity. There can be no assurance that we will be able to raise such funds

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We may also need to obtain additional financing either to complete a Business Combination or because we become obligated to redeem a significant number of our Class A ordinary shares upon completion of a Business Combination, in which case we may issue additional securities or incur debt in connection with such Business Combination.

We have 24 months from the Close Date to complete our Business Combination. If we do not complete a Business Combination within this period, we shall (i) cease all operations except for the purposes of winding up; (ii) as promptly as reasonably possible but not more than ten business days thereafter, redeem the Public Shares, at a per share price, payable in cash, equal to the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account, including interest earned on the funds in the Trust Account and not previously released to us to pay our taxes (less up to $100,000 of interest to pay dissolution expenses) divided by the number of then 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 shareholders and the board of directors, dissolve and liquidate, subject in each case to our obligations under Cayman Islands law to provide for claims of creditors and the requirements of other applicable law. The Initial Shareholders and our officers and directors have entered into a letter agreement with us, pursuant to which they have waived their rights to liquidating distributions from the Trust Account with respect to their Founder Shares if we fail to complete the Business Combination within 24 months from the Close Date. However, if the Initial Shareholders acquire Public Shares after the Close Date, they will be entitled to liquidating distributions from the Trust Account with respect to such Public Shares if we fail to complete the Business Combination within the allotted 24-month time period.

We intend to use substantially all of the funds held in the Trust Account, including earned interest (which interest shall be net of taxes payable) to consummate a Business Combination. To the extent that our capital stock or debt is used, in whole or in part, as consideration to consummate a Business Combination, the remaining proceeds held in the Trust Account after completion of the Business Combination and redemptions of Class A ordinary shares, if any, will be used as working capital to finance the operations of the target business or businesses, make other acquisitions and pursue our growth strategy.

Off-Balance Sheet Financing Arrangements

We have no obligations, assets or liabilities which would be considered off-balance sheet arrangements. 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 entered into any non-financial agreements involving assets.

Contractual Obligations

At March 31, 2021, we did not have any long-term debt, capital lease obligations, operating lease obligations or long-term liabilities. On the Close Date, we entered into an administrative support agreement pursuant to which we have agreed to pay an affiliate of the Sponsor a total of $50,000 per month for office space, administrative and support services. Upon the earlier of the completion of the Initial Business Combination and the Company’s liquidation, we will cease paying these monthly fees.

Critical Accounting Policies

The preparation of financial statements and related disclosures in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States requires our 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 condensed financial statements, and income and expenses during the periods reported. Actual results could materially differ from those estimates. We have identified the following as our critical accounting policies:

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Offering Costs

We comply with the requirements of ASC 340-10-S99-1 and SEC Staff Accounting Bulletin Topic 5A “Expenses of Offering”. The Company incurred offering costs of $949,267 allocated to the issuance and sale of Class A ordinary shares in connection with the Public Offering. These costs, together with the portions of the underwriter discount and Deferred Discount allocated to the issuance and sale of Class A ordinary shares, totaling $19,610,939, were charged to temporary equity upon completion of the Public Offering. Offering costs of $588,328, attributed to the issuance and sale of the Public Warrants were expensed at the Close Date.

Derivative Liabilities

We evaluated our warrants included in its Units and Private Placement Warrants (collectively, “Warrant Securities”), and the Forward Purchase Agreements and Additional Forward Purchase Agreements (as defined below in Note 5, and collectively, “FPAs”) in accordance with ASC 815-40, “Derivatives and Hedging — Contracts in Entity’s Own Equity”, and concluded that the Warrant Securities and FPAs could not be accounted for as components of equity. As the Warrant Securities and FPAs meet the definition of a derivative in accordance with ASC 815, the Warrant Securities and FPAs are recorded as derivative liabilities on the Balance Sheet and measured at fair value at inception (the Close Date) and remeasured at each reporting date in accordance with ASC 820, “Fair Value Measurement”, with changes in fair value recognized in the Statement of Operations in the period of change.

Redeemable Ordinary Shares

All of the 35,000,000 Class A ordinary shares sold as part of the Units in the Public Offering contain a redemption feature which allows for the redemption of such public shares in connection with the Company’s liquidation, if there is a stockholder vote or tender offer in connection with the Business Combination and in connection with certain amendments to our second amended and restated certificate of incorporation. In accordance with SEC and its staff’s guidance on redeemable equity instruments, which has been codified in ASC 480-10-S99, redemption provisions not solely within our control require common stock subject to redemption to be classified outside of permanent equity. Ordinary liquidation events, which involve the redemption and liquidation of all of our equity instruments, are excluded from the provisions of ASC 480.

The Company recognizes changes in redemption value immediately as they occur and adjusts the carrying value of redeemable common stock to equal the redemption value at the end of each reporting period. Increases or decreases in the carrying amount of redeemable common stock are affected by charges against additional paid in capital and accumulated deficit.

Net Income per Ordinary Share

We comply with accounting and disclosure requirements of FASB ASC Topic 260, “Earnings Per Share”. Net income per ordinary share is computed by dividing net income by the weighted average number of ordinary shares outstanding during the period as calculated using the treasury stock method. At March 31, 2021, we had outstanding warrants and forward purchase contracts to purchase up to 25,000,000 Class A ordinary shares. The weighted average of these shares was excluded from the calculation of diluted net income per ordinary share since the exercise of the warrants and forward purchase contracts is contingent upon the occurrence of future events. At March 31, 2020, we did not have any dilutive securities or other contracts that could, potentially, be exercised or converted into ordinary shares and then share in our earnings under the treasury stock method. As a result, diluted net income per ordinary share is the same as basic net income per ordinary share for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively.

We have two classes of ordinary shares, Class A ordinary shares and Class F ordinary shares. Earnings and losses are shared pro rata between the two classes of ordinary shares.

 

Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk.

To date, our efforts have been limited to organizational activities and activities relating to the Public Offering and the identification and evaluation of prospective acquisition targets for a Business Combination. We have neither engaged in any operations nor generated any revenues. As the net proceeds from our Public Offering and the sale of the Private Placement Warrants held in the Trust Account have been invested in Permitted Investments, we do not believe there will be any material exposure to interest rate risk.

We have not engaged in any hedging activities since our inception. We do not expect to engage in any hedging activities with respect to the market risk to which we are exposed.

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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 Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (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 company reports filed or submitted under the Exchange Act is accumulated and communicated to management, including our Principal Executive Officer and Principal Financial Officer, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

As required by Rules 13a-15 and 15d-15 under the Exchange Act, our President and Chief Financial Officer carried out an evaluation of the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures as of March 31, 2021. Based upon that evaluation, and in light of the Staff Statement on Accounting and Reporting Considerations for Warrants Issued by Special Purpose Acquisition Companies issued by the staff of the SEC issued on dated April 12, 2021, our President and Chief Financial Officer concluded that, due to the industry-wide issues and related insufficient risk assessment of the underlying accounting for certain instruments resulting in the Company’s restatement of its financial statements as described in the Explanatory Note to the Company’s Form 10-K/A, filed with the SEC on May 17, 2021, our disclosure controls and procedures were not effective as of March 31, 2021.

A material weakness is a deficiency, or combination of deficiencies, in internal control over financial reporting, such that there is a reasonable possibility that a material misstatement of the Company’s annual or interim financial statements will not be prevented or detected on a timely basis. In connection with the evaluation of the SEC’s recent statement regarding SPAC accounting matters and management’s subsequent broader re-evaluation of its previously issued financial statements, the Company determined that there were errors in its accounting for its warrants, Class A ordinary shares and stock-based compensation as of and for the year ended December 31, 2020. Management concluded that a deficiency in internal control over financial reporting existed relating to the accounting treatment for complex financial instruments and that the failure to properly account for such instruments constituted a material weakness as defined in the SEC regulations. This material weakness resulted in the restatement of the Company’s audited financial statements as of and for the year ended December 31, 2020.

The Company performed additional analysis and procedures with respect to accounts impacted by the material weakness in order to conclude that its unaudited financial statements in this Form 10-Q as of and for the three months ended March 31, 2021, are fairly presented, in all material respects, in accordance with U.S. GAAP.

 

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PART II - OTHER INFORMATION

Item 1. Legal Proceedings.

None.

Item 1A. Risk Factors.

Factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those in this report are any of the risks disclosed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K/A, which was filed with the SEC on May 17, 2021. Any of these factors could result in a significant or material adverse effect on our results of operations or financial condition. Additional risk factors not presently known to us or that we currently deem immaterial may also impair our business or results of operations.

As of the date of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, there have been no material changes to the risk factors disclosed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K/A, which was filed with the SEC on May 17, 2021. However, we may disclose changes to such factors or disclose additional factors from time to time in our future filings with the SEC.

We no longer expect to be in a position to close the Proposed Business Combination by June 2021 as previously disclosed, and significant uncertainty exists regarding whether the Proposed Business Combination will ultimately be completed on the terms currently contemplated or at all.

We were recently informed that the completion of the audited financial statements of EVBox Group as of and for the year ended December 31, 2020 (the “2020 EVBox Group Financials”), which would be required to be filed in the Registration Statement on Form F-4 relating to the Proposed Business Combination (the “Registration Statement”) prior to its effectiveness, will take significantly longer than previously anticipated. Engie Seller has recently confirmed to us that further review of certain accounting matters is necessary. As of the date of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q there is no certainty regarding the timing or nature of a resolution of such matters or timing for finalizing the 2020 EVBox Group Financials. As a result of the delay in the 2020 EVBox Group Financials, we currently expect that certain material conditions to closing, including among others, the effectiveness of the Registration Statement and the approval of the Proposed Business Combination by our stockholders, will not be met as of the Outside Date.

Pursuant to the terms of the Business Combination Agreement, beginning on the Outside Date, the Business Combination Agreement may be terminated by either us or Engie Seller. However, we have the unilateral right until May 28, 2021 to extend the Outside Date to September 6, 2021. We expect to have further discussions with Engie Seller regarding these matters to better evaluate the various alternatives, but have not determined whether we intend to exercise any such rights and there is no certainty that we will exercise such rights or that we will otherwise successfully renegotiate any economic or other terms of the Business Combination Agreement with Engie Seller. As a result, as of the date of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, we have significant doubts regarding the likelihood that the Proposed Business Combination will be completed on the terms currently contemplated or at all. If we do not complete our Proposed Business Combination, we may be unable to complete a Business Combination with any target business. If we are unable to complete any Business Combination, our public shareholders may receive only approximately $10.00 per share, or less in certain circumstances, on the liquidation of our Trust Account and our redeemable warrants will expire worthless.

Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds.

Unregistered Sales

On August 12, 2019, the Sponsor purchased 20,000,000 of our Class F ordinary shares (“Founder Shares”) for an aggregate purchase price of $25,000, or approximately $0.001 per share. Prior to the Sponsor’s initial investment in us of $25,000, we had no assets. At September 30, 2020, our Sponsor held 20,000,000 Founder Shares.

On October 2, 2020, the Sponsor forfeited 9,937,500 Founder Shares for no consideration. On October 2, 2020, the Sponsor transferred 40,000 Founder Shares to each of the Company’s independent directors (together, with the Sponsor, the “Initial Shareholders”) at a purchase price of approximately $0.002 per share. On November 20, 2020, the Sponsor forfeited 1,312,500 Founder Shares on the expiration of the underwriters’ over-allotment option.

On the Close Date, we completed the private sale of an aggregate of 6,000,000 Private Placement Warrants, to our Sponsor, at a price of $1.50 per Private Placement Warrant. The Private Placement Warrants are substantially similar to the Warrants underlying the Units issued in the Public Offering, except that if held by our Sponsor or its permitted transferees, they (i) may be exercised for cash or on a cashless basis and (ii) are not subject to being called for redemption. If the Private Placement Warrants are held by holders other than our Sponsor or its permitted transferees, the Private Placement Warrants will be redeemable by us and exercisable by the holders on the same basis as the Warrants.

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The sales of the above securities by the Company were deemed to be exempt from registration under the Securities Act, in reliance on Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act as transactions by an issuer not involving a public offering.

Use of Proceeds

On October 6, 2020, our registration statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-248595) was declared effective by the SEC for the Public Offering pursuant to which we sold an aggregate of 35,000,000 Units at an offering price to the public of $10.00 per Unit for an aggregate offering price of $350,000,000, with each Unit consisting of one Class A ordinary share of the Company at $0.0001 par value and one-fifth of one warrant. Each whole warrant entitles the holder to purchase one Class A ordinary share at a price of $11.50 per share. Only whole warrants may be exercised and no fractional warrants will be issued upon separation of the Units and only whole warrants may be traded. Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Barclays Capital Inc., Northland Securities Inc. and Siebert William Shank & Co., LLC, acted as underwriters. Our Public Offering did not terminate before all of the securities registered in our registration statement were sold. The Public Offering was consummated on October 9, 2020.

Net proceeds of $350,000,000 from the Public Offering and the sale of the Private Placement Warrants, including deferred underwriting discounts of $12,250,000, were deposited into the Trust Account on the Close Date. We paid $13,000,000 in underwriting discounts and incurred offering costs of $949,269 related to the Public Offering. In addition, the Underwriters agreed to defer $12,250,000 in underwriting discounts, which amount will be payable when and if a Business Combination is consummated. We also repaid $300,000 in non-interest bearing loans made to us by our Sponsor to cover expenses related to the Public Offering. No payments were made by us to directors, officers or persons owning ten percent or more of our Class A ordinary shares or to their associates, or to our affiliates. There has been no material change in the planned use of proceeds from the Public Offering as described in our Annual Report on Form 10-K/A, which was filed with the SEC on May 17, 2021.

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.

 

Exhibit

Number

 

Description

2.1*

 

Business Combination Agreement, dated as of December 10, 2020, by and among TPG Pace Beneficial Finance Corp., EV Charged B.V., Edison Holdco B.V. and New TPG Pace Beneficial Finance Corp. (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 2.1 filed with the Company’s 8-K filed by the Company on December 10, 2020 (File No. 001-39596)).

2.2*

 

First Amendment to Business Combination Agreement, dated March 15, 2021, by and among TPG Pace Beneficial Finance Corp., EV Charged B.V., Edison Holdco B.V. and New TPG Pace Beneficial Finance Corp. (incorporated by reference herein by reference to Exhibit 2.2 filed with the Company’s Form 8-K filed by the Company on March 19, 2021 (File No. 001-39596).

3.1*

 

Amended and Restated Memorandum and Articles of Association (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 3.1 filed with the Company’s Form 8-K filed by the Company on October 13, 2020 (File No. 001-39596)).

31.1**

 

Certification of Principal Executive Officer Pursuant to Rules 13a-14(a) and 15d-14(a) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as Adopted Pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

31.2**

 

Certification of Principal Financial Officer Pursuant to Rules 13a-14(a) and 15d-14(a) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, 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.SCH**

 

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document

101.CAL**

 

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document

101.DEF**

 

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document

101.LAB**

 

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document

101.PRE**

 

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document

 

*

Incorporated herein by reference as indicated.

**

Filed herewith.

 

 

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SIGNATURES

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

 

 

 

TPG PACE BENEFICIAL FINANCE CORP.

 

 

 

 

Date: May 17, 2021

 

By:

/s/ Karl Peterson

 

 

 

Karl Peterson

 

 

 

Non-Executive Chairman and Director

 

 

 

 

Date: May 17, 2021

 

By:

/s/ Martin Davidson

 

 

 

Martin Davidson

 

 

 

Chief Financial Officer

(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)

 

 

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