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CC Neuberger Principal Holdings III (PRPC)

Filed: 22 Dec 21, 5:17pm

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 10-Q/A

(Amendment No. 1)

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

For the quarterly period ended

September 30, 2021

OR

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

For the transition period from                  to

CC NEUBERGER PRINCIPAL HOLDINGS III

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Cayman Islands

    

001-39984

    

98-1552405

(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)

 

(Commission
File Number)

(IRS Employer
Identification No.) 

200 Park Avenue, 58th Floor
New York, New York


10166

(Address Of Principal Executive Offices)

(Zip Code)

(212) 355-5515

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code

Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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

Title of each class

 

Trading Symbol(s)

 

Name of each exchange on which registered

Units, each consisting of one Class A ordinary share, $0.0001 par value, and one-fifth of one redeemable warrant

 

PRPC.U

 

NYSE

Class A ordinary shares included as part of the units

 

PRPC

 

NYSE

Redeemable warrants included as part of the units

 

PRPC.WS

 

NYSE

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

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

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

As of December 22, 2021, 40,250,000 Class A ordinary shares, par value $0.0001 per share, and 15,062,500 Class B ordinary shares, par value $0.0001 per share, were issued and outstanding.

References throughout this Amendment No. 1 to the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q to “we,” “us,” the “Company” or “our company” are to CC Neuberger Principal Holdings III, unless the context otherwise indicates.

Background of Restatement

This Amendment No. 1 (“Amendment No. 1”) to the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q/A amends the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q of CC Neuberger Principal Holdings III as of and for the period ended September 30, 2021, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on November 10, 2021 (the “First Amended Filing”).

On February 5, 2021, the Company consummated its Initial Public Offering (“IPO”) of 40,250,000 Class A ordinary shares (the “Public Shares”), including the 5,250,000 Public Shares as a result of the underwriters’ full exercise of their over-allotment option, at an offering price of $10.00 per Public Share, generating gross proceeds of $402.5 million. Simultaneously with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, the Company consummated the private placement (“Private Placement”) of 10,050,000 warrants (each, a “Private Placement Warrant” and collectively, the “Private Placement Warrants”), at a price of $1.00 per Private Placement Warrant with the Sponsor, generating gross proceeds of approximately $10.1 million.

On November 10, 2021, CC Neuberger Principal Holdings III (the “Company”) filed its Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ending September 30, 2021 (the “Q3 Form 10-Q”), which included a Note 2, Revision of Previously Issued Financial Statements, (“Note 2”) that describes a revision to the Company’s classification of its Public Shares issued in the Company’s IPO on February 5, 2021. As described in Note 2, upon its IPO, the Company classified a portion of the Public Shares as permanent equity to maintain net tangible assets greater than $5,000,000 on the basis that the Company will consummate its initial business combination only if the Company has net tangible assets of at least $5,000,001. The Company’s management re-evaluated the conclusion and determined that the Public Shares included certain provisions that require classification of the Public Shares as temporary equity regardless of the minimum net tangible assets required to complete the Company’s initial business combination. As a result, management corrected the error by restating all Public Shares as temporary equity. Effective with these condensed financial statements, the Company also clarifies that the definition of net tangible assets includes both permanent equity and redeemable equity. This resulted in an adjustment to the initial carrying value of the Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption with the offset recorded to additional paid-in capital (to the extent available), accumulated deficit and Class A ordinary shares.

In connection with the change in presentation for the Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption, the Company revised its earnings per share calculation to allocate income and losses shared pro rata between the two classes of shares. This presentation differs from the previously presented method of earnings per share, which was similar to the two-class method.

The Company determined the changes were not qualitatively material to the Company’s previously issued financial statements and did not restate its financial statements. Instead, the Company revised its previously filed financial statements in Note 2 to its Q3 Form 10-Q. Although the qualitative factors that management assessed tended to support a conclusion that the misstatements were not material, these factors were not strong enough to overcome the significant quantitative errors in the financial statements. The qualitative and quantitative factors support a conclusion that the misstatements are material on a quantitative basis. Management concluded that the misstatement was such of magnitude that it is probable that the judgment of a reasonable person relying upon the financial statements would have been influenced by the inclusion or correction of the foregoing items. As such, upon further consideration of the change, the Company determined the change in classification of the Public Shares and change to its presentation of earnings per share is material quantitatively and it should restate its previously issued financial statements.

Therefore, on December 2, 2021, the Company’s management and the audit committee of the Company’s board of directors (the “Audit Committee”) concluded that the Company’s previously issued (i) unaudited interim financial statements included in the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended March 31, 2021, filed with the SEC on May 25, 2021 and (ii) unaudited interim financial statements included in the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended June 30, 2021, filed with the SEC on August 16, 2021 (collectively, the “Affected Periods”), should be restated to report all Public Shares as temporary equity and should no longer be relied upon.

As such, the Company will restate its financial statements for the Affected Periods in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q/A.

The Company determined that none of the above changes will have any impact on its cash position and cash held in the trust account established in connection with the IPO.

After re-evaluation, the Company’s management has concluded that in light of the errors described above, a material weakness existed in the Company’s internal control over financial reporting during the Affected Periods and that the Company’s disclosure controls and

procedures were not effective. The Company’s remediation plan with respect to such material weakness is described in more detail in Item 4 of Part I to this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q/A.

PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1.    Financial Statements

CC NEUBERGER PRINCIPAL HOLDINGS III

CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS

    

September 30, 2021

    

December 31, 2020

(unaudited)

Assets:

Current assets:

Cash

$

955,532

$

Prepaid expenses

1,070,000

11,396

Total current assets

2,025,532

11,396

Deferred offering costs associated with the proposed public offering

 

 

82,343

Derivative assets

545,000

Cash and investments held in Trust Account

402,567,270

Total Assets

$

405,137,802

$

93,739

Liabilities and Shareholders’ (Deficit) Equity:

 

  

 

  

Current liabilities:

Accounts payable

$

8,168

$

33,175

Accrued expenses

188,840

Due to related party

159,286

Total current liabilities

356,294

33,175

Deferred legal fees

449,846

49,168

Working capital loan

1,868,000

Deferred underwriting commissions

 

14,087,500

 

Derivative liabilities

 

26,723,000

 

Total liabilities

 

43,484,640

 

82,343

 

  

 

  

Commitments and Contingencies

 

  

 

  

Class A ordinary shares, $0.0001 par value; 40,250,000 and 0 shares subject to possible redemption at $10.00 per share at September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively

402,500,000

 

  

 

  

Shareholders’ (Deficit) Equity:

 

  

 

  

Preference shares, $0.0001 par value; 1,000,000 shares authorized; NaN issued and outstanding at September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020

 

 

Class A ordinary shares, $0.0001 par value; 500,000,000 and 0 shares authorized at September 30, 2021 and December 30, 2020

 

 

Class B ordinary shares, $0.0001 par value; 50,000,000 shares authorized; 15,062,500 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020

 

1,506

 

1,506

Additional paid-in capital

 

 

23,494

Accumulated deficit

 

(40,848,344)

 

(13,604)

Total shareholders' (deficit) equity

 

(40,846,838)

 

11,396

Total Liabilities and Shareholders' (Deficit) Equity

$

405,137,802

$

93,739

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

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CC NEUBERGER PRINCIPAL HOLDINGS III

UNAUDITED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

    

For The Period

from July 24,

2020 (inception)

    

For The Three Months Ended

    

For The Nine Months Ended

through

September 30, 

September 30, 

September 30,

    

2021

    

2021

    

2020

General and administrative expenses

$

302,433

$

1,104,241

$

10,685

Loss from operations

(302,433)

(1,104,241)

(10,685)

Other income (expense):

Change in fair value of derivative asset and liabilities

2,952,500

(4,599,000)

Financing costs

(736,170)

Unrealized gain on investments held in Trust Account

45,277

67,270

Total other income (expense)

2,997,777

(5,267,900)

Net income (loss)

$

2,695,344

$

(6,372,141)

$

(10,685)

 

 

 

Basic and diluted weighted average shares outstanding of Class A ordinary shares

 

40,250,000

 

35,089,744

 

Basic and diluted net income (loss) per Class A ordinary share

$

0.05

$

(0.13)

$

Basic and diluted weighted average shares outstanding of Class B ordinary shares

 

15,062,500

 

14,894,231

 

9,565,217

Basic and diluted net income (loss) per Class B ordinary share

$

0.05

$

(0.13)

$

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

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CC NEUBERGER PRINCIPAL HOLDINGS III

UNAUDITED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

FOR THE THREE AND NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2021

Ordinary Shares

Additional

Total

Class A

Class B

Paid-in

Accumulated

Shareholders’

    

Shares

    

Amount

    

Shares

    

Amount

    

Capital

    

Deficit

    

Equity

Balance — December 31, 2020

0

$

0

15,062,500

$

1,506

$

23,494

$

(13,604)

$

11,396

Sale of units in initial public offering, gross

 

 

 

 

 

Offering costs

Accretion on Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption

(23,494)

(34,462,599)

(34,486,093)

Net loss

(5,043,542)

(5,043,542)

Balance — March 31, 2021 (unaudited), as restated

 

$

15,062,500

$

1,506

$

$

(39,519,745)

$

(39,518,239)

Net loss

(4,023,943)

(4,023,943)

Balance — June 30, 2021 (unaudited), as restated

$

15,062,500

$

1,506

$

$

(43,543,688)

$

(43,542,182)

Net loss

2,695,344

2,695,344

Balance — September 30, 2021 (unaudited)

 

$

15,062,500

$

1,506

$

$

(40,848,344)

$

(40,846,838)

For The Period from July 24, 2020 (inception) through September 30, 2020

    

    

    

    

    

Additional

    

    

    

Total

Class B

Paid-in

Accumulated

Shareholders'

Shares

Amount

Capital

Deficit

Equity

Balance - July 24, 2020 (Inception)

 

0

$

0

$

0

$

0

$

0

Issuance of Class B ordinary shares to Sponsor

 

15,062,500

 

1,506

 

23,494

 

 

25,000

Net loss

 

 

 

 

(10,685)

 

(10,685)

Balance - September 30, 2020

 

15,062,500

$

1,506

$

23,494

$

(10,685)

$

14,315

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

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CC NEUBERGER PRINCIPAL HOLDINGS III

UNAUDITED CONDENSED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS

For the period

For the

from July 24, 2020

    

nine months ended

    

(inception) through

September

September 30, 2020

Cash Flows from Operating Activities:

    

    

  

Net loss

$

(6,372,141)

$

(10,685)

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:

Change in fair value of derivative asset and liabilities

 

4,599,000

 

Financing costs

736,170

Unrealized gain on investments held in Trust Account

(67,270)

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

Prepaid expenses

(1,058,604)

10,685

Accounts payable

 

8,168

 

Accrued expenses

78,840

Due to related party

159,286

Deferred legal fees

131,846

Net cash used in operating activities

 

(1,784,705)

 

Cash Flows from Investing Activities:

Cash deposited in Trust Account

(402,500,000)

Net cash used in investing activities

(402,500,000)

0

 

  

 

Cash Flows from Financing Activities:

 

  

 

Repayment of note payable to related parties

(181,088)

Proceeds from working capital loan

1,000,000

Proceeds received from initial public offering, gross

 

402,500,000

 

Proceeds received from private placement

10,050,000

Offering costs paid

(8,128,675)

Net cash provided by financing activities

 

405,240,237

 

0

 

  

 

Net change in cash

 

955,532

 

Cash - beginning of the period

 

0

 

0

Cash - ending of the period

$

955,532

$

 

 

Supplemental disclosure of noncash investing and financing activities:

Offering costs included in accrued expenses

$

110,000

$

Offering costs paid by related party under promissory note

$

147,913

$

Accounts payable paid by related party under promissory note

$

33,175

$

Deferred legal fees

$

268,832

$

49,168

Deferred underwriting commissions

$

14,087,500

$

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

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NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

Note 1 - Description of Organization and Business Operations

CC Neuberger Principal Holdings III (the “Company”) is a blank check company incorporated in the Cayman Islands on July 24, 2020. The Company was incorporated for the purpose of effecting a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses that the Company has not yet selected (“Business Combination”). The Company may pursue a Business Combination in any industry or sector.

As of September 30, 2021, the Company had not yet commenced operations. All activity for the period from July 24, 2020 (inception) through September 30, 2021 relates to the Company’s formation and the initial public offering (the “Initial Public Offering”), which is described below, and, since the closing of the Initial Public Offering, a search for a business combination candidate. The Company will not generate any operating revenues until after the completion of its initial Business Combination, at the earliest. The Company will generate non-operating income in the form of interest income from the proceeds derived from the Initial Public Offering. The Company has selected December 31 as its fiscal year end.

The Company’s sponsor is CC Neuberger Principal Holdings III Sponsor LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (the “Sponsor”). The registration statement for the Company’s Initial Public Offering was declared effective on February 2, 2021. On February 5, 2021, the Company consummated its Initial Public Offering of 40,250,000 units (the “Units” and, with respect to the Class A ordinary shares included in the Units being offered, the “Public Shares”), including 5,250,000 additional Units to cover the underwriters’ over-allotment (the “Over-Allotment Units”), at $10.00 per Unit, generating gross proceeds of $402.5 million, and incurring offering costs of approximately $22.7 million, of which approximately $14.1 million was for deferred underwriting commissions (Note 6).

Simultaneously with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, the Company consummated the private placement (“Private Placement”) of 10,050,000 warrants (each, a “Private Placement Warrant” and collectively, the “Private Placement Warrants”), at a price of $1.00 per Private Placement Warrant with the Sponsor, generating gross proceeds of approximately $10.1 million (Note 4).

Upon the closing of the Initial Public Offering and the Private Placement, $402.5 million ($10.00 per Unit) of the net proceeds of the Initial Public Offering and certain of the proceeds of the Private Placement were placed in a trust account (“Trust Account”) and will be invested in United States “government securities” within the meaning of Section 2(a)(16) of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, or the Investment Company Act, having a maturity of 185 days or less or in money market funds meeting certain conditions under Rule 2a-7 promulgated under the Investment Company Act which invest only in direct U.S. government treasury obligations, as determined by the Company, until the earlier of: (i) the completion of a Business Combination and (ii) the distribution of the Trust Account as described below.

The Company’s management has broad discretion with respect to the specific application of the net proceeds of its Initial Public Offering and the sale of Private Placement Warrants, although substantially all of the net proceeds are intended to be applied generally toward consummating a Business Combination. The Company’s initial Business Combination must be with one or more operating businesses or assets with a fair market value equal to at least 80% of the net assets held in the Trust Account (net of amounts disbursed to management for working capital purposes and excluding the amount of any deferred underwriting discount held in Trust). However, the Company will only complete a Business Combination if the post-transaction company owns or acquires 50% or more of the outstanding voting securities of the target or otherwise acquires a controlling interest in the target business sufficient for it not to be required to register as an investment company under the Investment Company Act.

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The Company will provide its holders of the Public Shares (the “Public Shareholders”) with the opportunity to redeem all or a portion of their Public Shares upon the completion of a Business Combination either (i) in connection with a shareholder meeting called to approve the Business Combination or (ii) by means of a tender offer. The decision as to whether the Company will seek shareholder approval of a Business Combination or conduct a tender offer will be made by the Company, solely in its discretion. The Public Shareholders will be entitled to redeem their Public Shares for a pro rata portion of the amount then in the Trust Account, calculated as of two business days prior to the consummation of the Business Combination (initially anticipated to be $10.00 per share, plus any pro rata interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account and not previously released to the Company to pay its tax obligations). The per-share amount to be distributed to Public Shareholders who redeem their Public Shares will not be reduced by the deferred underwriting commissions the Company will pay to the underwriters (as discussed in Note 6). These Public Shares will be recorded at a redemption value and classified as temporary equity upon the completion of the Initial Public Offering, in accordance with the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (“FASB”)Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 480 “Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity” (“ASC 480”). In such case, the Company will proceed with a Business Combination if the Company has net tangible assets of at least $5,000,001 upon such consummation of a Business Combination and a majority of the shares voted are voted in favor of the Business Combination. If a shareholder vote is not required by applicable law or stock exchange listing requirements and the Company does not decide to hold a shareholder vote for business or other reasons, the Company will, pursuant to the amended and restated memorandum and articles of association which adopted by the Company upon the consummation of the Initial Public Offering (the “Amended and Restated Memorandum and Articles of Association”), conduct the redemptions pursuant to the tender offer rules of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), and file tender offer documents with the SEC prior to completing a Business Combination. If, however, a shareholder approval of the transactions is required by applicable law or stock exchange listing requirement, or the Company decides to obtain shareholder approval for business or other reasons, the Company will offer to redeem shares in conjunction with a proxy solicitation pursuant to the proxy rules and not pursuant to the tender offer rules. Additionally, each Public Shareholder may elect to redeem their Public Shares irrespective of whether they vote for or against the proposed transaction or vote at all. If the Company seeks shareholder approval in connection with a Business Combination, the holders of the Founder Shares prior to the Initial Public Offering (the “Initial Shareholders”) agreed to vote their Founder Shares (as defined in Note 4) and any Public Shares purchased during or after the Initial Public Offering in favor of a Business Combination. In addition, the Initial Shareholders agreed to waive their redemption rights with respect to their Founder Shares and Public Shares in connection with the completion of a Business Combination. In addition, the Company agreed not to enter into a definitive agreement regarding an initial Business Combination without the prior consent of the Sponsor.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Company’s Amended and Restated Memorandum and Articles of Association provide that a Public Shareholder, together with any affiliate of such shareholder or any other person with whom such shareholder is acting in concert or as a “group” (as defined under Section 13 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”)), will be restricted from redeeming its shares with respect to more than an aggregate of 15% of the Class A ordinary shares sold in the Initial Public Offering, without the prior consent of the Company. The Company’s Sponsor, executive officers, directors and director nominees agreed not to propose an amendment to the Company’s Amended and Restated Memorandum and Articles of Association that would affect the substance or timing of the Company’s obligation to provide for the redemption of its Public Shares in connection with a Business Combination or to redeem 100% of its Public Shares if the Company does not complete a Business Combination, unless the Company provides the Public Shareholders with the opportunity to redeem their Class A ordinary shares in conjunction with any such amendment.

If the Company is unable to complete a Business Combination within 24 months from the closing of the Initial Public Offering, or February 5, 2023, (the “Combination Period”), the Company will (i) cease all operations except for the purpose of winding up; (ii) as promptly as reasonably possible but not more than 10 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 (less up to $100,000 of interest to pay dissolution expenses and net of taxes paid or payable), 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); and (iii) as promptly as reasonably possible following such redemption, subject to the approval of the remaining shareholders and the board of directors, liquidate and dissolve, subject in the case of clauses (ii) and (iii), to the Company’s obligations under Cayman Islands law to provide for claims of creditors and in all cases subject to the other requirements of applicable law.

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

The Initial Shareholders agreed to waive their liquidation rights with respect to the Founder Shares if the Company fails to complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period. However, if the Initial Shareholders should acquire Public Shares in or after the Initial Public Offering, they will be entitled to liquidating distributions from the Trust Account with respect to such Public Shares if the Company fails to complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period. The underwriters agreed to waive their rights to their deferred underwriting commission (see Note 6) held in the Trust Account in the event the Company does not complete a Business Combination within in the Combination Period and, in such event, such 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. In the event of such distribution, it is possible that the per share value of the residual assets remaining available for distribution (including Trust Account assets) will be only $10.00 per Public Share initially held in the Trust Account. In order to protect the amounts held in the Trust Account, the Sponsor agreed that it will be liable to the Company if and to the extent any claims by a third party for services rendered or products sold to the Company, or a prospective target business with which the Company has entered into a written letter of intent, confidentiality or other similar agreement or business combination agreement, reduce the amount of funds in the Trust Account to below the lesser of (i) $10.00 per Public Share and (ii) the actual amount per public share held in the Trust Account as of the date of the liquidation of the Trust Account, if less than $10.00 per share due to reductions in the value of the Trust assets, less taxes payable, provided that such liability will not apply to any claims by a third party or prospective target business who executed a waiver of any and all rights to the monies held in the Trust Account (whether or not such waiver is enforceable) nor will it apply to any claims under the Company’s indemnity of the underwriters of the Initial Public Offering against certain liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). 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 will seek to reduce the possibility that the Sponsor will have to indemnify the Trust Account due to claims of creditors by endeavoring to have vendors, service providers (except the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm), prospective target businesses and other entities with which the Company does business, execute agreements with the Company waiving any right, title, interest or claim of any kind in or to monies held in the Trust Account.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

As of September 30, 2021, the Company had approximately $956,000 in its operating bank account and working capital of approximately $1.7 million.

The Company’s liquidity needs prior to the consummation of the Initial Public Offering were satisfied through the payment of $25,000 from the Sponsor to purchase Founder Shares (see Note 4), and a loan from the Sponsor of approximately $181,000 under the Note (see Note 4). The Company fully repaid the Note on June 8, 2021. Subsequent to the consummation of the Initial Public Offering, the Company’s liquidity has been satisfied through the net proceeds from the consummation of the Initial Public Offering and the Private Placement held outside of the Trust Account. In addition, in order to finance transaction costs in connection with a Business Combination, the Sponsor or an affiliate of the Sponsor, or certain of the Company’s officers and directors may, but are not obligated to, loan the Company a Working Capital Loans (as defined in Note 4) as may be required. On May 20, 2021, the Company issued a Working Capital Loan in the principal amount of $1,000,000 to the Sponsor.  See Note 4 for more details.

Based on the foregoing, management believes that the Company will have borrowing capacity to meet its needs through the earlier of the consummation of a Business Combination or one year from this filing. Over this time period, the Company will be using the funds held outside of the Trust Account for paying existing accounts payable, identifying and evaluating prospective initial Business Combination candidates, performing due diligence on prospective target businesses, paying for travel expenditures, selecting the target business to merge with or acquire, and structuring, negotiating and consummating the Business Combination.

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Note 2 - Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (as restated)

Basis of Presentation

The accompanying unaudited condensed financial statements are presented in U.S. dollars in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) for financial information and pursuant to the rules and regulations of the SEC. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by GAAP. In the opinion of management, the unaudited condensed financial statements reflect all adjustments, which include only normal recurring adjustments necessary for the fair statement of the balances and results for the periods presented. Operating results for the period for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected through December 31, 2021 or any future period.

The accompanying unaudited condensed financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited financial statements and notes thereto included in the Current Report on Form 8-K and the final prospectus filed by the Company with the SEC on February 11, 2021 and February 4, 2021, respectively, and the unaudited financial statements and notes thereto included in the Form 10-Q filed by the Company with the SEC on May 25, 2021.

Restatement of Previously Reported Financial Statements

In preparation of the Company’s unaudited condensed financial statements for the quarterly period ended September 30, 2021, the Company concluded it should restate its previously issued financial statements to classify all Public Shares in temporary equity. In accordance with the SEC and its staff’s guidance on redeemable equity instruments in ASC 480-10-S99, redemption provisions not solely within the control of the Company, require shares subject to redemption to be classified outside of permanent equity. The Company had previously classified a portion of its Public Shares in permanent equity. Although the Company did not specify a maximum redemption threshold, its charter currently provides that the Company will not redeem its Public Shares in an amount that would cause its net tangible assets to be less than $5,000,001. Effective with these condensed financial statements, the Company also clarifies that the definition of net tangible assets includes both permanent equity and redeemable equity.

In accordance with SEC Staff Accounting Bulletin No. 99, “Materiality,” and SEC Staff Accounting Bulletin No. 108, “Considering the Effects of Prior Year Misstatements when Quantifying Misstatements in Current Year Financial Statements,” the Company evaluated the corrections and has determined that the related impact was material to the previously filed financial statements that contained the error reported in the Company’s Form 10-Qs for the quarterly periods ended March 31, 2021, and June 30, 2021 (the “Affected Quarterly Periods”). Therefore, the Company, in consultation with its Audit Committee, concluded that the Affected Quarterly Periods should be restated to present all Public Shares as temporary equity and to recognize accretion from the initial book value to redemption value at the time of its Initial Public Offering. As such, the Company is reporting these restatements to those periods in this quarterly report.  The previously presented Affected Quarterly Periods should no longer be relied upon.

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The impact of the restatement on the financial statements for the Affected Quarterly Periods is presented below.

The table below presents the effect of the financial statement adjustments related to the restatement discussed above of the Company’s previously reported balance sheet as of March 31, 2021:

As of March 31, 2021 (unaudited)

    

As Reported

    

Adjustment

    

As Restated

Total assets

$

405,403,440

 

  

$

405,403,440

Total liabilities

$

42,421,679

 

  

$

42,421,679

Class A ordinary shares subject to redemption at $10.00 per share

$

357,981,760

$

44,518,240

$

402,500,000

Preference shares

 

 

 

Class A ordinary shares

 

445

 

(445)

 

Class B ordinary shares

 

1,506

 

 

1,506

Additional paid-in capital

 

10,055,196

 

(10,055,196)

 

Accumulated deficit

 

(5,057,146)

 

(34,462,599)

 

(39,519,745)

Total shareholders' equity (deficit)

$

5,000,001

$

(44,518,240)

$

(39,518,239)

Total Liabilities, Class A Ordinary Shares Subject to Possible Redemption and Shareholders' Equity (Deficit)

$

405,403,440

$

$

405,403,440

The Company’s statement of shareholders’ equity has been restated to reflect the changes to the impacted shareholders’ equity accounts described above.

The table below presents the effect of the financial statement adjustments related to the restatement discussed above of the Company’s previously reported statement of cash flows for the three months ended March 31, 2021:

Form 10-Q: three months ended March 31, 2021 (unaudited)

Supplemental Disclosure of Noncash Financing Activities

    

As Reported

    

Adjustment

    

As Restated

Initial value of Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption

$

342,987,200

$

(342,987,200)

$

Change in value of Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption

$

14,994,560

$

(14,994,560)

$

The table below presents the effect of the financial statement adjustments related to the restatement discussed above of the Company’s previously reported balance sheet as of June 30, 2021:

As of June 30, 2021 (unaudited)

    

As Reported

    

Adjustment

    

As Restated

Total assets

$

404,809,145

 

$

404,809,145

Total liabilities

$

45,851,327

 

$

45,851,327

Class A ordinary shares subject to redemption at $10.00 per share

$

353,957,810

$

48,542,190

$

402,500,000

Preference shares

 

 

 

Class A ordinary shares

 

486

 

(486)

 

Class B ordinary shares

 

1,506

 

 

1,506

Additional paid-in capital

 

14,079,105

 

(14,079,105)

 

Accumulated deficit

 

(9,081,089)

 

(34,462,599)

 

(43,543,688)

Total shareholders' equity (deficit)

$

5,000,008

$

(48,542,190)

$

(43,542,182)

Total Liabilities, Class A Ordinary Shares Subject to Possible Redemption and Shareholders' Equity (Deficit)

$

404,809,145

$

$

404,809,145

The Company’s statement of shareholders’ equity has been restated to reflect the changes to the impacted shareholders’ equity accounts described above.

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The table below presents the effect of the financial statement adjustments related to the restatement discussed above of the Company’s previously reported statement of cash flows for the six months ended June 30, 2021:

Form 10-Q: six months ended June 30, 2021 (unaudited)

Supplemental Disclosure of Noncash Financing Activities

    

As Reported

    

Adjustment

    

As Restated

Initial value of Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption

$

342,987,200

$

(342,987,200)

$

Change in value of Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption

$

10,970,610

$

(10,970,610)

$

In connection with the change in presentation for the Public Shares, the Company has revised its earnings per share calculation to allocate income and losses shared pro rata between the two classes of shares. This presentation contemplates a Business Combination as the most likely outcome, in which case, both classes of shares participate pro rata in the income and losses of the Company. The impact to the reported amounts of weighted average shares outstanding and basic and diluted earnings per common share is presented below for the Affected Quarterly Periods:

Earnings Per Share

    

As Reported

    

Adjustment

    

As Restated

Three Months Ended March 31, 2021 (unaudited)

 

  

 

  

 

  

Net loss

$

(5,043,542)

$

$

(5,043,542)

Weighted average shares outstanding - Class A ordinary shares

 

40,250,000

 

(15,652,778)

 

24,597,222

Basic and diluted loss per share - Class A ordinary shares

$

$

(0.13)

$

(0.13)

Weighted average shares outstanding - Class B ordinary shares

 

14,552,083

 

 

14,552,083

Basic and diluted loss per share - Class B ordinary shares

$

(0.35)

$

0.22

$

(0.13)

Earnings Per Share

    

As Reported

    

Adjustment

    

As Restated

Three Months Ended June 30, 2021 (unaudited)

 

  

 

  

 

  

Net loss

$

(4,023,943)

$

$

(4,023,943)

Weighted average shares outstanding - Class A ordinary shares

 

40,250,000

 

 

40,250,000

Basic and diluted loss per share - Class A ordinary shares

$

$

(0.07)

$

(0.07)

Weighted average shares outstanding - Class B ordinary shares

 

15,062,500

 

 

15,062,500

Basic and diluted loss per share - Class B ordinary shares

$

(0.27)

$

0.2

$

(0.07)

Earnings Per Share

    

As Reported

    

Adjustment

    

As Restated

Six Months Ended June 30, 2021 (unaudited)

 

  

 

  

 

  

Net loss

$

(9,067,485)

$

$

(9,067,485)

Weighted average shares outstanding - Class A ordinary shares

 

40,250,000

 

(7,783,149)

 

32,466,851

Basic and diluted loss per share - Class A ordinary shares

$

$

(0.19)

$

(0.19)

Weighted average shares outstanding - Class B ordinary shares

 

14,808,702

 

 

14,808,702

Basic and diluted loss per share - Class B ordinary shares

$

(0.61)

$

0.42

$

(0.19)

Emerging Growth Company

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

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Further, Section 102(b)(1) of the JOBS Act exempts emerging growth companies from being required to comply with new or revised financial accounting standards until private companies (that is, those that have not had a Securities Act registration statement declared effective or do not have a class of securities registered under the Exchange Act) are required to comply with the new or revised financial accounting standards. The JOBS Act provides that an emerging growth 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. This may make comparison of the Company’s financial statement with another public company that is neither an emerging growth company nor an emerging growth company that has opted out of using the extended transition period difficult or impossible because of the potential differences in accounting standards used.

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 Corporation coverage limit of $250,000. As of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, the Company has not experienced losses on these accounts and management believes the Company is not exposed to significant risks on such accounts.

Cash and Cash Equivalents

The Company considers all short-term investments with an original maturity of three months or less when purchased to be cash equivalents. The Company had approximately $956,000 in cash and did not have any additional cash equivalents as of September 30, 2021.

Investment Securities Held in Trust Account

Upon the closing of the Initial Public Offering and the Private Placement, the Company was required to place net proceeds of the Initial Public Offering and certain of the proceeds of the Private Placement in a Trust Account, which may be invested in U.S. government securities, within the meaning set forth in Section 2(a)(16) of the Investment Company Act, with a maturity of 185 days or less, or in money market funds meeting certain conditions under Rule 2a-7 promulgated under the Investment Company Act which invest only in direct U.S. government treasury obligations, as determined by management of the Company, until the earlier of: (i) the completion of a Business Combination and (ii) the distribution of the Trust Account. Investments held in Trust Account are classified as trading securities, which are presented on the condensed balance sheets at fair value at the end of each reporting period. Gains and losses resulting from the change in fair value of trading securities is included in investment income on Trust Account in the accompanying unaudited condensed statements of operations. The estimated fair values of investments held in Trust Account are determined using available market information, other than for investments in open-ended money market funds with published daily net asset values (“NAV”), in which case the Company uses NAV as a practical expedient to fair value. The NAV on these investments is typically held constant at $1.00 per unit.

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, including, but not limited to, derivative assets and liabilities, at the date of the financial statement. Making estimates requires management to exercise significant judgment. It is at least reasonably possible that the estimate of the effect of a condition, situation or set of circumstances that existed at the date of the financial statements which management considered in formulating its estimate, could change in the near term due to one or more future confirming events. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

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Fair Value of Financial Instruments

The fair value of the Company’s assets and liabilities, which qualify as financial instruments under the FASB ASC 820, “Fair Value Measurements,” approximates the carrying amounts represented in the condensed balance sheets, primarily due to their short-term nature, except for derivative assets and liabilities (see Note 9).

Fair Value Measurements

The hierarchy gives the highest priority to unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities (Level 1 measurements) and the lowest priority to unobservable inputs (Level 3 measurements). These tiers include:

Level 1, defined as observable inputs such as quoted prices (unadjusted) for identical instruments in active markets;
Level 2, defined as inputs other than quoted prices in active markets that are either directly or indirectly observable such as quoted prices for similar instruments in active markets or quoted prices for identical or similar instruments in markets that are not active; and
Level 3, defined as unobservable inputs in which little or no market data exists, therefore requiring an entity to develop its own assumptions, such as valuations derived from valuation techniques in which one or more significant inputs or significant value drivers are unobservable.

In some circumstances, the inputs used to measure fair value might be categorized within different levels of the fair value hierarchy. In those instances, the fair value measurement is categorized in its entirety in the fair value hierarchy based on the lowest level input that is significant to the fair value measurement.

Working Capital Loan

The Company has elected the fair value option to account for its working capital loan with its Sponsor as defined and more fully described in Note 4. As a result of applying the fair value option, the Company records each draw at fair value with a gain or loss recognized at issuance, and subsequent changes in the fair value of the conversion feature are recorded as change in the fair value of working capital loan on the condensed balance sheet and condensed statement of operations. The fair value of the conversion feature is based on prices or valuation techniques that require inputs that are both unobservable and significant to the overall fair value measurement. These inputs reflect management’s and, if applicable, an independent third-party valuation firm’s own assumption about the assumptions a market participant would use in pricing the asset or liability.

The working capital loan is convertible into warrants upon a successful business combination.  In the event of an unsuccessful business combination, the working capital loan is forgiven and expires worthless.

Derivative Assets and Liabilities

The Company does not use derivative instruments to hedge exposures to cash flow, market, or foreign currency risks. The Company evaluates all of its financial instruments, including issued stock purchase warrants, to determine if such instruments are derivatives or contain features that qualify as embedded derivatives, pursuant to ASC 480 and ASC 815-15. The classification of derivative instruments, including whether such instruments should be recorded as liabilities or as equity, is re-assessed at the end of each reporting period.

The warrants issued in the Initial Public Offering (the “Public Warrants”) and the Private Placement Warrants are recognized as derivative liabilities. The Company also entered into a Forward Purchase Agreement which may be classified as a Derivative Asset or Liability. The Forward Purchase Agreement provides for the purchase of up to $200,000,000 of units, with each unit consisting of 1 Class A ordinary share and three-twentieths of one warrant to purchase 1 Class A ordinary share at $11.50 per share, subject to adjustment, for a purchase price of $10.00 per unit, in a private placement to occur concurrently with the closing of our initial Business

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Combination. All of our outstanding warrants and the forward purchase agreement are recognized as derivative assets or liabilities in accordance with ASC 815-40.

In the event of an unsuccessful business combination, the warrants will expire worthless, with no liability due and a reversal of the accumulated deficit.

For equity-linked contracts that are classified as assets or liabilities, we record the fair value of the equity-linked contracts at each condensed balance sheet date and record the change in the condensed statements of operations as a (gain) loss on change in fair value of derivative assets and liabilities. Our public warrants were initially valued using a binomial lattice pricing model and have subsequently been measured based on the listed market price of such warrants. Our Private Placement Warrants are valued using a Black-Scholes pricing model. Our Forward Purchase Agreement is valued utilizing observable market prices for public shares and warrants, relative to the present value of contractual cash proceeds, each adjusted for the probability of executing a successful business combination. The assumptions used in preparing these models include estimates such as volatility, contractual terms, discount rates, dividend rate, expiration dates and risk-free rates.

The estimates used to calculate the fair value of our derivative assets and liabilities change at each balance sheet date based on our stock price and other assumptions described above. If our assumptions change or we experience significant volatility in our stock price or interest rates, the fair value calculated from one balance sheet period to the next could be materially different.

Offering Costs Associated with the Initial Public Offering

Offering costs consisted of legal, accounting, underwriting fees and other costs incurred through the Initial Public Offering that were directly related to the Initial Public Offering. Offering costs were allocated to the separable financial instruments issued in the Initial Public Offering based on a relative fair value basis, compared to total proceeds received. Offering costs associated with derivative warrant liabilities were expensed as incurred and presented as non-operating expenses in the condensed statements of operations. Offering costs associated with the issuance of the Class A ordinary shares were charged against the carrying value of the Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption upon the completion of the Initial Public Offering. The Company classifies deferred underwriting commissions as non-current liabilities as their liquidation is not reasonably expected to require the use of current assets or require the creation of current liabilities. These offering costs are only payable in the event of a successful business combination.

Class A Ordinary Shares Subject to Possible Redemption

The Company accounts for its Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption in accordance with ASC 480. Class A ordinary shares subject to mandatory redemption (if any) is classified as liability instruments and are measured at fair value. Conditionally redeemable Class A ordinary shares (including Class A ordinary shares that features redemption rights that are either within the control of the holder or subject to redemption upon the occurrence of uncertain events not solely within the Company’s control) are classified as temporary equity. At all other times, Class A ordinary shares is classified as shareholders’ equity. The Company’s Class A ordinary shares feature certain redemption rights that are considered to be outside of the Company’s control and subject to the occurrence of uncertain future events. Accordingly, as of September 30, 2021, 40,250,000 Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption are presented at redemption value as temporary equity, outside of the shareholders’ equity section of the Company’s balance sheet. There were no Class A ordinary shares issued or outstanding as of December 31, 2020.

Immediately upon the closing of the Initial Public Offering, the Company recognized the accretion from initial book value to redemption amount. The change in the carrying value of Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption resulted in charges against additional paid-in capital (to the extent available) and accumulated deficit.

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Income Taxes

FASB ASC Topic 740, “Income Taxes” prescribes a recognition threshold and a measurement attribute for the financial statement recognition and measurement of tax positions taken or expected to be taken in a tax return. For those benefits to be recognized, a tax position must be more likely than not to be sustained upon examination by taxing authorities. The Company’s management determined that the Cayman Islands is the Company’s only major tax jurisdiction. The Company recognizes accrued interest and penalties related to unrecognized tax benefits as income tax expense. As of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, there were 0 unrecognized tax benefits and 0 amounts were accrued for the payment of interest and penalties. The Company is currently not aware of any issues under review that could result in significant payments, accruals or material deviation from its position. The Company is subject to income tax examinations by major taxing authorities since inception.

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

Net income (loss) per ordinary share

The Company has two classes of shares, Class A ordinary shares and Class B ordinary shares. Income and losses are shared pro rata between the two classes of shares. Net income (loss) per share is computed by dividing net loss by the weighted-average number of ordinary shares outstanding during the periods. The Company has not considered the effect of the warrants underlying the Units sold in the Initial Public Offering and the private placement warrants to purchase an aggregate of 18,100,000 Class A ordinary shares in the calculation of diluted income per share, since the exercise of the warrants are contingent upon the occurrence of future events and the inclusion of such warrants would be anti-dilutive under the treasury stock method. As a result, diluted net income (loss) per share is the same as basic net income (loss) per share for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021. Accretion associated with the Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption is excluded from earnings per share as the redemption value approximates fair value. As of September 30, 2020, there were 0 Class A ordinary shares issued or outstanding. The Company did not have warrants outstanding as of September 30, 2020, as such diluted net income (loss) per share is the same as basic net income (loss) per share for the period from July 24, 2020 (inception) through September 30, 2020.

For the Three Months Ended 

For the Nine Months Ended

September 30, 2021

 September 30, 2021

    

Class A

    

Class B

    

Class A

    

Class B

Basic and diluted net income (loss) per ordinary share:

 

  

 

  

 

  

 

  

Numerator:

 

  

 

  

 

  

 

  

Allocation of net income (loss)

$

1,961,358

$

733,986

$

(4,473,370)

$

(1,898,771)

Denominator:

 

  

 

  

 

  

 

  

Basic and diluted weighted average ordinary shares outstanding

 

40,250,000

 

15,062,500

 

35,089,744

 

14,894,231

Basic and diluted net income (loss) per ordinary share

$

0.05

$

0.05

$

(0.13)

$

(0.13)

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For The Period

from July 24, 2020

(inception)

through

September 30,

2020

Class B

Basic and diluted net loss per ordinary share:

 

  

Numerator:

 

  

Net loss

$

(10,685)

Denominator:

 

  

Basic and diluted weighted average ordinary shares outstanding

 

9,565,217

Basic and diluted net loss per ordinary share

$

Reclassifications

Certain prior year amounts have been reclassified in these condensed financial statements to conform to the current year presentation.

Recent Adopted Accounting Standards

In August 2020, the FASB issued ASU No. 2020-06, Debt—Debt with Conversion and Other Options (Subtopic 470-20) and Derivatives and Hedging—Contracts in Entity’s Own Equity (Subtopic 815-40): Accounting for Convertible Instruments and Contracts in an Entity’s Own Equity, which simplifies accounting for convertible instruments by removing major separation models required under current GAAP. The ASU also removes certain settlement conditions that are required for equity-linked contracts to qualify for the derivative scope exception and it also simplifies the diluted earnings per share calculation in certain areas. The Company early adopted the ASU on January 1, 2021. Adoption of the ASU did not impact the Company’s financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

Management does not believe that any recently issued, but not yet effective, accounting standards if currently adopted would have a material effect on the accompanying unaudited condensed financial statements.

Note 3 - Initial Public Offering

On February 5, 2021, the Company consummated its Initial Public Offering of 40,250,000 Units, including 5,250,000 Over-Allotment Units, at $10.00 per Unit, generating gross proceeds of $402.5 million, and incurring offering costs of approximately $22.7 million, of which approximately $14.1 million was for deferred underwriting commissions. The deferred underwriting commissions will become payable to the underwriters from the amounts held in the Trust Account solely in the event that the Company completes a Business Combination, subject to the terms of the underwriting agreement.

Each Unit consists of 1 Class A ordinary share and one-fifth of 1 redeemable warrant (“Public Warrant”). Each whole Public Warrant will entitle the holder to purchase one Class A ordinary share at an exercise price of $11.50 per share, subject to adjustment (see Note 7).

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Note 4 - Related Party Transactions

Forward Purchase Agreement

In connection with the consummation of the Initial Public Offering, the Company entered into the Forward Purchase Agreement with Neuberger Berman Opportunistic Capital Solutions Master Fund LP (“NBOKS”), a member of the Sponsor, which provided for the purchase of up to $200,000,000 of units (the “Forward Purchase Units”), with each Unit consisting of 1 Class A ordinary share (the “Forward Purchase Shares”) and three-twentieths of one warrant to purchase one Class A ordinary share (the “Forward Purchase Warrants”) at $11.50 per share, subject to adjustment, for a purchase price of $10.00 per Forward Purchase Unit, in a private placement to occur concurrently with the closing of the initial Business Combination. The obligations under the Forward Purchase Agreement will not depend on whether any Class A ordinary shares are redeemed by the Public Shareholder.

Founder Shares

On August 14, 2020, the Company issued an aggregate of 22,250,000 Class B ordinary shares to the Sponsor in exchange for a $25,000 payment from the Sponsor to cover for certain expenses on behalf of the Company, or approximately $0.001 per share (the “Founder Shares”). On January 13, 2021, the Sponsor irrevocably surrendered to the Company for cancellation and for NaN consideration 7,187,500 Class B ordinary shares resulting in 15,062,500 Class B ordinary shares outstanding. On January 14, 2021 and June 24, 2021, respectively, the Sponsor transferred 40,000 Founder Shares to each of Keith W. Abell and Joel Hackney, Jr., the independent directors. The Sponsor agreed to forfeit up to an aggregate of 1,312,500 Founder Shares, on a pro rata basis, to the extent that the option to purchase additional units was not exercised in full by the underwriters, so that the number of Founder Shares would equal 20% of the Company’s issued and outstanding shares after the Initial Public Offering plus the number of Class A ordinary shares to be sold pursuant to any forward purchase agreement to be entered into in connection with the Initial Public Offering (the “Forward Purchase Agreement”) as described below. On February 5, 2021, the underwriters fully exercised its over-allotment option; thus, these 1,312,500 Founder Shares were no longer subject to forfeiture.

The Initial Shareholders agreed not to transfer, assign or sell any of their Founder Shares until the earlier to occur of: (i) one year after the completion of the initial Business Combination and (ii) subsequent to the initial Business Combination (x) the date on which the Company completes a liquidation, merger, share exchange or other similar transaction that results in all of the shareholders having the right to exchange their Class A ordinary shares for cash, securities or other property or (y) if the closing price of the Company’s Class A ordinary shares equals or exceeds $12.00 per share (as adjusted for share sub-divisions, share capitalizations, reorganizations, recapitalizations and the like) for any 20 trading days within any 30-trading day period commencing at least 150 days after the initial Business Combination. Any permitted transferees will be subject to the same restrictions and other agreements of the Initial Shareholders with respect to any Founder Shares.

Private Placement Warrants

Simultaneously with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, the Company consummated the Private Placement of 10,050,000 Private Placement Warrants, at a price of $1.00 per Private Placement Warrant with the Sponsor, generating gross proceeds of approximately $10.1 million.

Each whole Private Placement Warrant is exercisable for 1 whole Class A ordinary share at a price of $11.50 per share. Certain proceeds from the Private Placement Warrants was added to the proceeds from the Initial Public Offering held in the Trust Account. If the Company does not complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period, the Private Placement Warrants will expire worthless. The Private Placement Warrants will be non-redeemable and exercisable on a cashless basis so long as they are held by the Sponsor or its permitted transferees.

The Sponsor and the Company’s officers and directors agreed, subject to limited exceptions, not to transfer, assign or sell any of their Private Placement Warrants until 30 days after the completion of the initial Business Combination.

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Related Party Loans

On August 14, 2020, the Sponsor agreed to loan the Company up to $300,000 to be used for the payment of costs related to the Initial Public Offering pursuant to the Note. The Note was non-interest bearing, unsecured and due upon the closing of the Initial Public Offering. As of February 5, 2021, the Company borrowed approximately $181,000 under the Note. The loan balance was repaid in full as of June 8, 2021.

In addition, in order to finance transaction costs in connection with a Business Combination, or for general operating purposes, the Sponsor or an affiliate of the Sponsor, or certain of the Company’s officers and directors may, but are not obligated to, loan the Company funds as may be required (“Working Capital Loans”). If the Company completes a Business Combination, the Company may repay the Working Capital Loans out of the proceeds of the Trust Account released to the Company. Otherwise, the Working Capital Loans may be repaid only out of funds held outside the Trust Account. In the event that a Business Combination does not close, the Company may use a portion of proceeds held outside the Trust Account to repay the Working Capital Loans but no proceeds held in the Trust Account would be used to repay the Working Capital Loans. The Working Capital Loans would either be repaid upon consummation of a Business Combination, without interest, or, at the lender’s discretion, up to $2.5 million of such Working Capital Loans may be convertible into warrants of the post Business Combination entity at a price of $1.00 per warrant. The warrants would be identical to the Private Placement Warrants. Except for the foregoing, the terms of such Working Capital Loans, if any, have not been determined and no written agreements exist with respect to such loans. On May 20, 2021, the Company issued a Working Capital Loan in the principal amount of $1,000,000 to the Sponsor. As of September 30, 2021, $1.0 million was drawn on the working capital loan, presented at its fair value of approximately $1.9 million on the accompanying unaudited condensed balance sheets.

Administrative Support Agreement

Commencing on the effective date of the registration statement on Form S-1 related to the Initial Public Offering through the earlier of consummation of the initial Business Combination and the Company’s liquidation, we reimburse the Sponsor for office space, secretarial and administrative services provided to us in the amount of $20,000 per month. The Company incurred approximately $60,000 and $159,000 in general and administrative expenses in the accompanying condensed statements of operations for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021, respectively, and approximately $159,000 and $0 was included in due to related party at September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively.

Note 5 - Commitments and Contingencies

Registration and Shareholder Rights

The holders of the Founder Shares, Private Placement Warrants and warrants that may be issued upon conversion of Working Capital Loans (and any Class A ordinary shares issuable upon the exercise of the Private Placement Warrants and warrants that may be issued upon conversion of Working Capital Loans) were entitled to registration rights pursuant to a registration and shareholder rights agreement entered into upon the closing date of the Initial Public Offering. The holders of these securities are entitled to make up to three demands, excluding short form demands, that the Company register such securities. In addition, the holders have certain “piggy-back” registration rights with respect to registration statements filed subsequent to the completion of the initial Business Combination. The Company will bear the expenses incurred in connection with the filing of any such registration statements.

Underwriting Agreement

The Company granted the underwriters a 45-day option from the date of the prospectus of the Initial Public Offering to purchase up to 5,250,000 additional Units at the Initial Public Offering price less the underwriting discounts and commissions. On February 5, 2021, the underwriters fully exercised their over-allotment option.

The underwriters were entitled to an underwriting discount of $0.20 per Unit, or approximately $8.1 million in the aggregate, paid upon the closing of the Initial Public Offering. In addition, the underwriters were entitled to a deferred underwriting commission of $0.35 per

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unit, or approximately $14.1 million in the aggregate. The deferred fee will become payable to the underwriters from the amounts held in the Trust Account solely in the event that the Company completes a Business Combination, subject to the terms of the underwriting agreement.

Deferred Legal Fees

The Company entered into an engagement letter to obtain legal advisory services, pursuant to which the Company’s legal counsel agreed to defer their fees until the closing of the initial Business Combination. As of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, the Company recorded an aggregate of approximately $450,000 and $49,200, respectively, in connection with such arrangement as deferred legal fees in the accompanying condensed balance sheets.

Risks and Uncertainties

Management continues to evaluate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and has concluded that while it is reasonably possible that the virus could have a negative effect on the Company’s financial position, results of its operations, and/or search for a target company, the specific impact is not readily determinable as of the date of these unaudited condensed financial statements. The unaudited condensed financial statements does not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty.

Note 6 - Class A Ordinary Shares Subject to Possible Redemption

The Company’s Class A ordinary shares feature certain redemption rights that are considered to be outside of the Company’s control and subject to the occurrence of future events. The Company is authorized to issue 500,000,000 shares of Class A ordinary shares with a par value of $0.0001 per share. Holder of the Company’s Class A ordinary shares are entitled to one vote for each share. As of September 30, 2021, there were 40,250,000 shares of Class A ordinary shares outstanding, all of which were subject to possible redemption. As of December 31, 2020, there were 0 Class A ordinary shares issued or outstanding.

As of September 30, 2021, Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption reflected on the unaudited condensed balance sheet is reconciled on the following table:

Gross Proceeds

    

$

402,500,000

Less:

 

  

Offering costs allocated to Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption

 

(22,089,093)

Proceeds allocated to Public Warrants at issuance

 

(12,397,000)

Plus:

 

  

Accretion on Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption amount

34,486,093

Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption

$

402,500,000

Note 7 - Shareholders’ Equity

Preference Shares—The Company is authorized to issue 1,000,000 preference shares with a par value of $0.0001 per share. At September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively, there were 0 preference shares issued or outstanding.

Class A Ordinary Shares—The Company is authorized to issue 500,000,000 Class A ordinary shares with a par value of $0.0001 per share. Holders of the Company’s Class A ordinary shares are entitled to 1 vote for each share. At September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively, there were 40,250,000 and 0 Class A ordinary shares issued and outstanding. All Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption have been classified as temporary equity (see Note 6).

Class B Ordinary Shares—The Company is authorized to issue 50,000,000 Class B ordinary shares with a par value of $0.0001 per share. As of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, there were 15,062,500 Class B ordinary shares issued and outstanding.

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Only holders of Class B ordinary shares will have the right to appoint directors in any election held prior to or in connection with the completion of our initial business combination. Holders of our public shares will not be entitled to vote on the appointment of directors during such time. In addition, prior to the completion of our initial business combination, holders of a majority of our Class B ordinary shares may remove a member of our board of directors for any reason. These provisions unaudited condensed of our amended and restated memorandum and articles of association relating to the rights of holders of Class B ordinary shares to appoint or remove directors prior to our initial business combination may only be amended by a special resolution passed by a majority of at least 90% of our ordinary shares voting in a general meeting.

Holders of the Company’s Class B ordinary shares are entitled to 1 vote for each share. The Class B ordinary shares will automatically convert into Class A ordinary shares concurrently with or immediately following the consummation of the initial Business Combination, or earlier at the option of the holder thereof, on a 1-for-one basis. However, if additional Class A ordinary shares or any other equity-linked securities (as defined below) are issued or deemed issued in connection with the initial Business Combination, the number of Class A ordinary shares issuable upon conversion of all Founder Shares will equal, in the aggregate, on an as converted basis, 20% of the sum of (i) the total number of ordinary shares outstanding upon completion of the Initial Public Offering plus (ii) the total number of Class A ordinary shares issued, or deemed issued or issuable upon conversion or exercise of any equity-linked securities or rights issued or deemed issued, by the Company in connection with or in relation to the consummation of the initial Business Combination (including any Class A ordinary shares to be sold pursuant to a Forward Purchase Agreement, but not any warrants sold pursuant to a Forward Purchase Agreement), excluding any Class A ordinary shares or equity-linked securities exercisable for or convertible into Class A ordinary shares issued, or to be issued, to any seller in the initial Business Combination and any Private Placement Warrants issued to the Sponsor upon conversion of Working Capital Loans, provided that such conversion of Class B ordinary shares will never occur on a less than 1-for-one basis. Any conversion of Class B ordinary shares described herein will take effect as a redemption of Class B ordinary shares and an issuance of Class A ordinary shares as a matter of Cayman Islands law.

Note 8 - Derivative Liabilities

Warrants

As of September 30, 2021, the Company has 8,050,000 Public Warrants and 10,050,000 Private Placement Warrants outstanding. As of December 31, 2020, there were 0 warrants outstanding.

Public Warrants may only be exercised for a whole number of shares. No fractional warrants will be issued upon separation of the Units and only whole warrants will trade. The Public Warrants will become exercisable on the later of (a) 30 days after the completion of a Business Combination and (b) 12 months from the closing of the Initial Public Offering. The Public Warrants have an exercise price of $11.50 per share, subject to adjustments, and will expire five years after the completion of a Business Combination or earlier upon redemption or liquidation.

The Company will not be obligated to deliver any Class A ordinary shares pursuant to the exercise of a Public Warrant and will have no obligation to settle such Public Warrant exercise unless a registration statement under the Securities Act with respect to the Class A ordinary shares underlying the Public Warrants is then effective and a prospectus relating thereto is current, subject to the Company satisfying its obligations described below with respect to registration, or a valid exemption from registration is available. No Public Warrant will be exercisable for cash or on a cashless basis, and the Company will not be obligated to issue a Class A ordinary share upon exercise of a Public Warrant unless the Class A ordinary share issuable upon such warrant exercise has been registered, qualified or deemed to be exempt under the securities laws of the state of residence of the registered holder of the warrants.

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The Company agreed that as soon as practicable, but in no event later than twenty business days after the closing of the Company’s initial Business Combination, the Company will use its commercially reasonable efforts to file with the SEC a registration statement covering the Class A ordinary shares issuable upon exercise of the Public Warrants, and the Company will use its commercially reasonable efforts to cause the same to become effective within 60 business days after the closing of the Company’s initial Business Combination, and to maintain the effectiveness of such registration statement and a current prospectus relating to those Class A ordinary shares until the Public Warrants expire or are redeemed, as specified in the warrant agreement; provided that if the Company’s Class A ordinary shares are at the time of any exercise of a warrant not listed on a national securities exchange such that they satisfy the definition of a “covered security” under Section 18(b)(1) of the Securities Act, the Company may, at its option, require holders of Public Warrants who exercise their warrants to do so on a “cashless basis” in accordance with Section 3(a)(9) of the Securities Act and, in the event the Company so elects, the Company will not be required to file or maintain in effect a registration statement. If a registration statement covering the Class A ordinary shares issuable upon exercise of the warrants is not effective by the 60th day after the closing of the initial Business Combination, warrant holders may, until such time as there is an effective registration statement and during any period when the Company will have failed to maintain an effective registration statement, exercise warrants on a “cashless basis” in accordance with Section 3(a)(9) of the Securities Act or another exemption, but the Company will use its commercially reasonable efforts to register or qualify the shares under applicable blue sky laws to the extent an exemption is not available.

Redemption of Warrants when the price per Class A ordinary share equals or exceeds $18.00.

Once the warrants become exercisable, the Company may redeem the Public Warrants (except with respect to the Private Placement Warrants):

in whole and not in part;
at a price of $0.01 per warrant;
upon a minimum of 30 days’ prior written notice of redemption; and
if, and only if, the reported closing price of the Company’s Class A ordinary shares equals or exceeds $18.00 per share (as adjusted) for any 20 trading days within a 30-trading day period ending three trading days prior to the date on which the Company sends the notice of redemption to the warrant holders.

The Company will not redeem the warrants as described above unless a registration statement under the Securities Act covering the issuance of the Class A ordinary shares issuable upon exercise of the warrants is then effective and a current prospectus relating to those Class A ordinary shares is available throughout the 30-day redemption period. If and when the warrants become redeemable by the Company, the Company may exercise its redemption right even if it is unable to register or qualify the underlying securities for sale under all applicable state securities laws.

Redemption of Warrants when the price per Class A Ordinary Share equals or exceeds $10.00.

Once the warrants become exercisable, the Company may redeem the outstanding Public Warrants:

in whole and not in part;
at $0.10 per warrant upon a minimum of 30 days’ prior written notice of redemption; provided that holders will be able to exercise their warrants on a cashless basis prior to redemption and receive that number of shares based on the redemption date and the “Fair Market Value” of the Company’s Class A ordinary shares; and
if, and only if, the last reported sale price (the “closing price”) of the Company’s Class A ordinary shares equals or exceeds $10.00 per Public Share (as adjusted) for any 20 trading days within the 30-trading day period ending three trading days before the Company sends the notice of redemption to the warrant holders.

If and when the Public Warrants become redeemable by the Company, the Company may exercise its redemption right even if it is unable to register or qualify the underlying securities for sale under all applicable state securities laws.

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The exercise price and number of ordinary shares issuable upon exercise of the Public Warrants may be adjusted in certain circumstances including in the event of a share dividend, or recapitalization, reorganization, merger or consolidation. However, except as described below, the Public Warrants will not be adjusted for issuance of ordinary shares at a price below its exercise price. Additionally, in no event will the Company be required to net cash settle the warrants. If the Company has not completed a Business Combination within the Combination Period and the Company liquidates the funds held in the Trust Account, holders of warrants will not receive any of such funds with respect to their Public Warrants, nor will they receive any distribution from the Company’s assets held outside of the Trust Account with the respect to such warrants. Accordingly, the warrants may expire worthless.

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

Forward purchase agreement

The Forward Purchase Agreement provides for the purchase of up to $200,000,000 of units, with each unit consisting of 1 Class A ordinary share (the “Forward Purchase Shares”) and three-twentieths of one warrant to purchase 1 Class A ordinary share at $11.50 per share (the “Forward Purchase Warrants”), for a purchase price of $10.00 per unit, in a private placement to occur concurrently with the closing of the initial Business Combination.

Note 9 - Fair Value Measurements

A reconciliation of the beginning and ending balances of the derivative assets and liabilities is summarized below:

    

Asset

    

Liabilities

Derivative (assets) liabilities at December 31, 2020

$

$

Acquisition date fair value of derivatives:

 

  

 

  

Public warrants issued in the initial public offering

 

 

12,397,000

Private Placement Warrants (a)

 

 

20,200,500

Forward purchase agreement (b)

 

 

9,138,000

Total acquisition date fair value of derivative asset (liabilities)

 

 

41,735,500

Change in fair value of warrant liabilities

 

 

(5,874,500)

Change in fair value of forward purchase agreement

 

(9,683,000)

Reclass to forward asset

 

(545,000)

545,000

Derivative (assets) liabilities at September 30, 2021

(545,000)

26,723,000

(a)The initial fair value of the Private Placement Warrants includes $10.2 million in excess fair value over the warrant price which is reflected in change in fair value of derivative warrant liabilities in the statement of operations.
(b)The initial fair value of the forward purchase agreement is reflected in change in fair value of warrant liabilities in the statement of operations.

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The following table presents information about the Company’s assets and liabilities that are measured at fair value on a recurring basis as of September 30, 2021 and indicates the fair value hierarchy of the valuation techniques that the Company utilized to determine such fair value. There were 0 assets or liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis as of December 31, 2020.

    

Quoted Prices in

    

Significant Other

    

Significant Other

Active Markets

Observable Inputs

Unobservable 

(Level 1)

(Level 2)

Inputs (Level 3)

Assets:

Investments held in Trust Account - U.S. Treasury Securities (1)

 

$

322,976,310

$

$

Derivative assets - Forward purchase agreement

545,000

Liabilities:

Derivative warrant liabilities - Public

8,130,500

Derivative warrant liabilities - Private

18,592,500

(1) - Excludes $50,003,092 of investments in an open-ended money market fund, in which the Company uses NAV as a practical expedient to fair value and $29,587,868 in cash at September 30, 2021.

The change in the fair value of the Level 3 derivative warrant liabilities for the period from December 31, 2020 through September 30, 2021 is summarized as follows:

    

Derivative warrant

    

Forward 

    

liabilities

purchase agreement

Total 

Derivative (assets) liabilities at December 31, 2020

$

0

$

0

$

0

Issuance of Public and Private Placement Warrants

 

22,447,000

 

 

22,447,000

Initial value of forward purchase agreement recognized as change in fair value of derivative assets and liabilities

 

 

9,138,000

 

9,138,000

Initial excess fair value of Private Placement Warrants recognized in additional paid-in-capital

 

10,150,500

 

 

10,150,500

Change in fair value of derivative warrant liabilities

 

(5,149,500)

 

 

(5,149,500)

Change in fair value of forward purchase agreement

 

 

(10,262,000)

 

(10,262,000)

Transfer of Public Warrants to Level 1

 

(9,257,500)

 

 

(9,257,500)

Derivative (assets) liabilities at March 31, 2021

 

18,190,500

 

(1,124,000)

 

17,066,500

Change in fair value of warrant liabilities

 

301,500

 

 

301,500

Change in fair value of forward purchase agreement

 

 

1,567,000

 

1,567,000

Derivative (assets) liabilities at June 30, 2021

 

18,492,000

 

443,000

 

18,935,000

Change in fair value of warrant liabilities

100,500

100,500

Change in fair value of forward purchase agreement

(988,000)

(988,000)

Derivative (assets) liabilities at September 30, 2021

18,592,500

(545,000)

18,047,500

The change in the fair value of the working capital loan measured with Level 3 inputs for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 is summarized as follows:

Fair value at December 31, 2020

    

$

Initial fair value of working capital loan

 

1,000,000

Change in fair value of working capital loan

 

868,000

Fair value of working capital loan at September 30, 2021

$

1,868,000

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Transfers to/from Levels 1, 2, and 3 are recognized at the end of the reporting period. The estimated fair value of the Public Warrants transferred from a Level 3 measurement to a Level 1 fair value measurement in March 2021, when the Public Warrants were separately listed and traded. There were 0 other transfers between levels for the nine months ended September 30, 2021.

Level 1 instruments include investments in money market funds and U.S. Treasury securities. The Company uses inputs such as actual trade data, benchmark yields, quoted market prices from dealers or brokers, and other similar sources to determine the fair value of its investments.

The fair value of warrants issued in connection with the Initial Public Offering and Private Placement were initially measured at fair value using a binomial / lattice model for the public warrants and the Black-Scholes Option Pricing Model for the private warrants. The fair value of Public Warrants issued in connection with the Initial Public Offering have been measured based on the listed market price of such warrants, a Level 1 measurement, since March 2021. The Company’s Private Placement Warrants are valued a using Black-Scholes pricing model. The Company’s working capital loan is valued using a Monte Carlo simulation analysis on the convertible feature and a present value of the host contract. The company’s Forward Purchase Agreement is valued utilizing observable market prices for public shares and warrants, relative to the present value of contractual cash proceeds, each adjusted for the probability of executing a successful business combination. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021, the Company recognized a gain and (loss) on the statements of operations resulting from an decrease and increase in the fair value of liabilities of approximately $3.0 million and $(4.6) million, respectively, presented as change in fair value of derivative assets and liabilities on the accompanying unaudited condensed statement of operations.

The valuation methodologies for the warrants, working capital loan and forward purchase agreement included in Derivative Assets and Liabilities include certain significant unobservable inputs, resulting in such valuations to be classified as Level 3 in the fair value measurement hierarchy. The methodologies include a probability of a successful business combination, which was determined to be 80% as of September 30, 2021. The methodologies also include an expected merger date, which was set as August 5, 2022, which is 18 months after the Initial Public Offering date. The warrant valuation models also include expected volatility, which differ between public and private placement warrants and can vary further depending on where the Company stands in identifying a business combination target. For public warrants and when such warrants are not yet trading and we do not have observed pricing in public markets, we assume a volatility based on research on SPAC warrants and the implied volatilities shortly after they start trading. The volatility of the private placement warrants vary depending on the specific characteristics of the public and private placement warrants. Prior to the announcement of a merger, we assume a volatility based on the median volatility of the Russell 3000 constituents. After the announcement of a proposed business combination and in cases where the public warrants are subject to the make-whole table, then we assume a volatility based on the volatility of the target company’s peer group.

The following table provides quantitative information regarding Level 3 fair value measurements inputs at their measurement dates:

    

As of September 30, 

 

Private Warrants

2021

 

Stock price

$

9.77

Volatility

 

30.0

%

Expected life of the options to convert

 

5.5

Risk-free rate

 

1.1

%

Dividend yield

 

0.0

%

    

As of September 30, 

 

Forward Purchase Agreements

2021

 

Stock price

$

9.77

Probability of Merger Closing

 

80.0

%

Discount Term

 

0.85

Risk-free rate

 

0.08

%

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As of September 30, 

 

Working Capital Loan

2021

 

Stock price

$

9.77

Annual Equity Volatility

 

30.0

%

Expected life of the options to convert

 

5.0

Risk-free rate

 

1.1

%

Dividend yield

 

0.0

%

Probability of Merger Closing

80.0

%

Note 10 - Subsequent Events

Management has evaluated subsequent events to determine if events or transactions occurring through December 22, 2021, the date the financial statements were issued, require potential adjustment to or disclosure in the financial statements and has concluded that all such events that would require recognition or disclosure have been recognized or disclosed.

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

References to the “Company,” “CC Neuberger Principal Holdings III.,” “CC Neuberger,” “our,” “us” or “we” refer to CC Neuberger Principal Holdings III. The following discussion and analysis of the Company’s financial condition and results of operations should be read in conjunction with the unaudited interim condensed financial statements and the notes thereto contained elsewhere in this report. Certain information contained in the discussion and analysis set forth below includes forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Exchange Act. We have based these forward-looking statements on our current expectations and projections about future events. These forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and assumptions about us that may cause our actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as “may,” “should,” “could,” “would,” “expect,” “plan,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “continue,” or the negative of such terms or other similar expressions. Factors that might cause or contribute to such a discrepancy include, but are not limited to, those described in our other SEC filings.

Overview

We are a blank check company incorporated as a Cayman Islands exempted company on July 24, 2020. We were 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”). We are an emerging growth company and, as such, we are subject to all of the risks associated with emerging growth companies.

Our sponsor is CC Neuberger Principal Holdings III Sponsor LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (the “Sponsor”). The registration statement for our Initial Public Offering was declared effective on February 2, 2021. On February 5, 2021, we consummated our Initial Public Offering of 40,250,000 units (the “Units” and, with respect to the Class A ordinary shares included in the Units being offered, the “Public Shares”), including 5,250,000 additional Units to cover the underwriters’ over-allotment (the “Over-Allotment Units”), at $10.00 per Unit, generating gross proceeds of $402.5 million, and incurring offering costs of approximately $22.7 million, of which approximately $14.1 million was for deferred underwriting commissions (Note 5).

Simultaneously with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, we consummated the private placement (“Private Placement”) of 10,050,000 warrants (each, a “Private Placement Warrant” and collectively, the “Private Placement Warrants”), at a price of $1.00 per Private Placement Warrant with the Sponsor, generating gross proceeds of approximately $10.1 million (Note 4).

Upon the closing of the Initial Public Offering and the Private Placement, $402.5 million ($10.00 per Unit) of the net proceeds of the Initial Public Offering and certain of the proceeds of the Private Placement were placed in a trust account (“Trust Account”) and will be invested in United States “government securities” within the meaning of Section 2(a)(16) of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, or the Investment Company Act, having a maturity of 185 days or less or in money market funds meeting certain conditions under Rule 2a-7 promulgated under the Investment Company Act which invest only in direct U.S. government treasury obligations, as determined by us, until the earlier of: (i) the completion of a Business Combination and (ii) the distribution of the Trust Account as described below.

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Our management has broad discretion with respect to the specific application of the net proceeds of its Initial Public Offering and the sale of Private Placement Warrants, although substantially all of the net proceeds are intended to be applied generally toward consummating a Business Combination. Our initial Business Combination must be with one or more operating businesses or assets with a fair market value equal to at least 80% of the net assets held in the Trust Account (net of amounts disbursed to management for working capital purposes and excluding the amount of any deferred underwriting discount held in Trust). However, we will only complete a Business Combination if the post-transaction company owns or acquires 50% or more of the outstanding voting securities of the target or otherwise acquires a controlling interest in the target business sufficient for it not to be required to register as an investment company under the Investment Company Act.

If we are unable to complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period, we will (i) cease all operations except for the purpose 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 held in the Trust Account and not previously released to us to pay its income taxes, if any (less up to $100,000 of interest to pay dissolution expenses), divided by the number of the then-outstanding Public Shares, which redemption will completely extinguish Public Shareholders’ rights as shareholders (including the right to receive further liquidation distributions, if any); and (iii) as promptly as reasonably possible following such redemption, subject to the approval of our remaining shareholders and its board of directors, liquidate and dissolve, subject in the case of clauses (ii) and (iii) to our obligations under Cayman Islands law to provide for claims of creditors and the requirements of other applicable law.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

As of September 30, 2021, we had approximately $956,000 in our operating bank account, and working capital of approximately $1.7 million.

Our liquidity needs prior to the consummation of the Initial Public Offering were satisfied through the payment of $25,000 from the Sponsor to purchase Founder Shares (see Note 4), and a loan from the Sponsor of approximately $181,000 under the Note (see Note 4). The Company repaid the Note in full on June 8, 2021. Subsequent from the consummation of the Initial Public Offering, our liquidity has been satisfied through the net proceeds from the consummation of the Initial Public Offering and the Private Placement held outside of the Trust Account. In addition, in order to finance transaction costs in connection with a Business Combination, the Sponsor or an affiliate of the Sponsor, or certain of our officers and directors may, but are not obligated to, loan us Working Capital Loans (as defined in Note 4) as may be required. On May 20, 2021, the Company issued a Working Capital Loan in the principal amount of $1,000,000 to the Sponsor (see Note 4).

Based on the foregoing, management believes that we will have sufficient working capital and borrowing capacity from our Sponsor or an affiliate of our Sponsor, or certain of our officers and directors to meet its needs through the earlier of the consummation of a Business Combination or one year from this filing. Over this time period, we will be using these funds for paying existing accounts payable, identifying and evaluating prospective initial Business Combination candidates, performing due diligence on prospective target businesses, paying for travel expenditures, selecting the target business to merge with or acquire, and structuring, negotiating and consummating the Business Combination.

Management continues to evaluate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the industry and has concluded that while it is reasonably possible that the virus could have a negative effect on our financial position, results of our operations and/or search for a target company, the specific impact is not readily determinable as of the date of the financial statements. The financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty.

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Results of Operations

Our entire activity from inception through September 30, 2021 related to our formation, the preparation for the Initial Public Offering, and since the closing of the Initial Public Offering, the search for a prospective initial Business Combination. We have neither engaged in any operations nor generated any revenues to date. We will not generate any operating revenues until after completion of our initial Business Combination. We will generate non-operating income in the form of interest income. We expect to incur increased expenses as a result of being a public company (for legal, financial reporting, accounting and auditing compliance), as well as for due diligence expenses. Additionally, we recognize non-cash gains and losses within other income (expense) related to changes in recurring fair value measurement of our warrant liabilities, forward purchase agreement and working capital loan at each reporting period.

For the three months ended September 30, 2021, we had a net income of approximately $2.7 million, which consisted of approximately $302,000 in general and administrative costs, which was more than offset by $3.0 million gain from changes in fair value of derivative financial instruments and approximately $45,000 in net gain earned on investments held in the Trust Account.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2021, we had a net loss of approximately $6.4 million, which consisted of $4.6 million loss from changes in fair value of derivative financial instruments, approximately $1.1 million in general and administrative costs and approximately $736,000 of financing costs, which was partially offset by approximately $67,000 in net gain earned on investments held in the Trust Account.

Contractual Obligations

Related Party Loans

On August 14, 2020, the Sponsor agreed to loan us up to $300,000 to be used for the payment of costs related to the Initial Public Offering pursuant to a promissory note (the “Note”). The Note was non-interest bearing, unsecured and due upon the closing of the Initial Public Offering. As of February 5, 2021, we borrowed approximately $181,000 under the Note. The loan balance was repaid in full on June 8, 2021.

In addition, in order to finance transaction costs in connection with a Business Combination or for general operating purposes, the Sponsor or an affiliate of the Sponsor, or certain of the Company's officers and directors may, but are not obligated to, loan the Company funds as may be required (“Working Capital Loans”). If the Company completes a Business Combination, the Company may repay the Working Capital Loans out of the proceeds of the Trust Account released to the Company. Otherwise, the Working Capital Loans may be repaid only out of funds held outside the Trust Account. In the event that a Business Combination does not close, the Company may use a portion of proceeds held outside the Trust Account to repay the Working Capital Loans but no proceeds held in the Trust Account would be used to repay the Working Capital Loans. The Working Capital Loans would either be repaid upon consummation of a Business Combination, without interest, or, at the lender's discretion, up to $2.5 million of such Working Capital Loans may be convertible into warrants of the post Business Combination entity at a price of $1.00 per warrant. The warrants would be identical to the Private Placement Warrants. Except for the foregoing, the terms of such Working Capital Loans, if any, have not been determined and no written agreements exist with respect to such loans. On May 20, 2021, the Company issued a Working Capital Loan in the principal amount of $1,000,000 to the Sponsor.  As of September 30, 2021, $1.0 million was drawn on the working capital loan, presented at its fair value of approximately $1.9 million on the accompanying unaudited condensed balance sheets.

Administrative Support Agreement

We agreed, commencing on the effective date of the Initial Public Offering through the earlier of our consummation of a Business Combination or its liquidation, to reimburse an affiliate of the Sponsor a total of $20,000 per month for office space, secretarial and administrative services.

We incurred approximately $60,000 and $159,000 in general and administrative expenses in the accompanying statements of operations for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021, respectively, and $159,000 and $0 was included in accrued expenses - related party at September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively.

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Forward Purchase Agreement

In connection with the consummation of the Initial Public Offering, the Sponsor entered into the Forward Purchase Agreement with Neuberger Berman Opportunistic Capital Solutions Master Fund LP (“NBOKS”), a member of the Sponsor, which provided for the purchase of up to $200,000,000 of units (the “Forward Purchase Units”), with each Unit consisting of one Class A ordinary share (the “Forward Purchase Shares”) and three-twentieths of one warrant to purchase one Class A ordinary share (the “Forward Purchase Warrants”) at $11.50 per share, subject to adjustment, for a purchase price of $10.00 per Forward Purchase Unit, in a private placement to occur concurrently with the closing of the initial Business Combination. The obligations under the Forward Purchase Agreement will not depend on whether any Class A ordinary shares are redeemed by the Public Shareholders.

Registration and Shareholder Rights

The holders of the Founder Shares, Private Placement Warrants and warrants that may be issued upon conversion of Working Capital Loans (and any Class A ordinary shares issuable upon the exercise of the Private Placement Warrants and warrants that may be issued upon conversion of Working Capital Loans) were entitled to registration rights pursuant to a registration and shareholder rights agreement entered into upon the closing date of the Initial Public Offering. The holders of these securities are entitled to make up to three demands, excluding short form demands, that we register such securities. In addition, the holders have certain “piggy-back” registration rights with respect to registration statements filed subsequent to the completion of the initial Business Combination. We will bear the expenses incurred in connection with the filing of any such registration statements.

Underwriting Agreement

We granted the underwriters a 45-day option from the date of the prospectus of the Initial Public Offering to purchase up to 5,250,000 additional Units at the Initial Public Offering price less the underwriting discounts and commissions. On February 5, 2021, the underwriters fully exercised their over-allotment option.

The underwriters were entitled to an underwriting discount of $0.20 per Unit, or approximately $8.1 million in the aggregate, paid upon the closing of the Initial Public Offering. In addition, the underwriters were entitled to a deferred underwriting commission of $0.35 per unit, or approximately $14.1 million in the aggregate. The deferred fee will become payable to the underwriters from the amounts held in the Trust Account solely in the event that we complete a Business Combination, subject to the terms of the underwriting agreement.

Deferred Legal Fees

We entered into an engagement letter to obtain legal advisory services, pursuant to which our legal counsel agreed to defer their fees until the closing of the initial Business Combination. As of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, we recorded an aggregate of approximately $450,000 and $49,200 in connection with such arrangement as deferred legal fees in the accompanying balance sheet.

Critical Accounting Policies

Working Capital Loan

We have elected the fair value option to account for our working capital loan with our Sponsor. As a result of applying the fair value option of the conversion feature, we record each draw at fair value with a gain or loss recognized at issuance, and subsequent changes in fair value are recorded as change in the fair value of working capital loan on the condensed statement of operations. The fair value of the conversion feature is based on prices or valuation techniques that require inputs that are both unobservable and significant to the overall fair value measurement. These inputs reflect management’s and, if applicable, an independent third-party valuation firm’s own assumption about the assumptions a market participant would use in pricing the asset or liability.

Derivative Liabilities

The Company does not use derivative instruments to hedge exposures to cash flow, market, or foreign currency risks. The Company evaluates all of its financial instruments, including issued stock purchase warrants, to determine if such instruments are derivatives or contain features that qualify as embedded derivatives, pursuant to FASB ASC Topic 480 “Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity” and

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ASC 815-15, “Derivatives and Hedging” (“ASC 815”). The classification of derivative instruments, including whether such instruments should be recorded as liabilities or as equity, is re-assessed at the end of each reporting period.

The warrants issued in the Initial Public Offering, Private Placement Warrants, as well as the Forward Purchase Agreement are recognized as derivative assets and liabilities in accordance with ASC 815-40.

For equity-linked contracts that are classified as assets or liabilities, we record the fair value of the equity-linked contracts at each balance sheet date and record the change in the statements of operations as a (gain) loss on change in fair value of derivative liabilities. Our public warrants are valued using a binomial lattice pricing model. Our Private Placement Warrants are valued using a binomial lattice pricing model when the warrants are subject to the make-whole table, or otherwise are valued using a Black-Scholes pricing model. Our Forward Purchase Agreement is valued utilizing observable market prices for public shares and warrants, relative to the present value of contractual cash proceeds, each adjusted for the probability of executing a successful business combination. The assumptions used in preparing these models include estimates such as volatility, contractual terms, discount rates, dividend rate, expiration dates and risk-free rates.

The estimates used to calculate the fair value of our derivative assets and liabilities change at each balance sheet date based on our stock price and other assumptions described above. If our assumptions change or we experience significant volatility in our stock price or interest rates, the fair value calculated from one balance sheet period to the next could be materially different.

Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption

We account for our Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption in accordance with the guidance in ASC 480. Class A ordinary shares subject to mandatory redemption (if any) is classified as liability instruments and are measured at fair value. Conditionally redeemable Class A ordinary shares (including Class ordinary shares that features redemption rights that are either within the control of the holder or subject to redemption upon the occurrence of uncertain events not solely within our control) are classified as temporary equity. At all other times, Class A ordinary shares are classified as shareholders’ equity. Our Class A ordinary shares feature certain redemption rights that are considered to be outside of our control and subject to the occurrence of uncertain future events. Accordingly, as of September 30, 2021, 40,250,000 Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption is presented at redemption value as temporary equity, outside of the shareholders’ equity section of our balance sheet. There were no Class A ordinary shares issued or outstanding as of December 31, 2020.

Immediately upon the closing of the Initial Public Offering, we recognized the accretion from initial book value to redemption amount. The change in the carrying value of redeemable shares of Class A ordinary shares resulted in charges against additional paid-in capital and accumulated deficit.

Net loss per ordinary shares

We have two classes of shares: Class A ordinary shares and Class B ordinary shares. Income and losses are shared pro rata between the two classes of shares. Net income (loss) per ordinary share is computed by dividing net income (loss) by the weighted-average number of ordinary shares outstanding during the periods. We have not considered the effect of the warrants sold in the Initial Public Offering and the Private Placement to purchase an aggregate of 18,100,000, of the Company’s Class A ordinary shares in the calculation of diluted net income (loss) per share, since their inclusion would be anti-dilutive under the treasury stock method. As a result, diluted net income (loss) per share is the same as basic net income (loss) per share for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021. Accretion associated with the Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption is excluded from earnings per share as the redemption value approximates fair value.

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

In August 2020, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) No. 2020-06, Debt --Debt with Conversion and Other Options (Subtopic 470-20) and Derivatives and Hedging --Contracts in Entity's Own Equity (Subtopic 815-40): Accounting for Convertible Instruments and Contracts in an Entity's Own Equity (“ASU 2020-06”), which simplifies accounting for convertible instruments by removing major separation models required under current GAAP. The ASU also removes certain settlement conditions that are required for equity-linked contracts to qualify for the derivative scope exception, and it simplifies the diluted earnings per share calculation in

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certain areas. We adopted ASU 2020-06 on January 1, 2021. Adoption of the ASU did not impact our financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

Our management does not believe that any other recently issued, but not yet effective, accounting pronouncements, if currently adopted, would have a material impact on our financial statements.

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

As of September 30, 2021, we did not have any off-balance sheet arrangements as defined in Item 303(a)(4)(ii) of Regulation S-K.

JOBS Act

The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012 (the “JOBS Act”) contains provisions that, among other things, relax certain reporting requirements for qualifying public companies. We qualify as an “emerging growth company” and under the JOBS Act are allowed to comply with new or revised accounting pronouncements based on the effective date for private (not publicly traded) companies. We are electing to delay the adoption of new or revised accounting standards, and as a result, we may not comply with new or revised accounting standards on the relevant dates on which adoption of such standards is required for non-emerging growth companies. As a result, the financial statements may not be comparable to companies that comply with new or revised accounting pronouncements as of public company effective dates.

Additionally, we are in the process of evaluating the benefits of relying on the other reduced reporting requirements provided by the JOBS Act. Subject to certain conditions set forth in the JOBS Act, if, as an “emerging growth company,” we choose to rely on such exemptions we may not be required to, among other things, (i) provide an auditor’s attestation report on our system of internal controls over financial reporting pursuant to Section 404, (ii) provide all of the compensation disclosure that may be required of non-emerging growth public companies under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, (iii) comply with any requirement that may be adopted by the PCAOB regarding mandatory audit firm rotation or a supplement to the auditor’s report providing additional information about the audit and the financial statements (auditor discussion and analysis) and (iv) disclose certain executive compensation related items such as the correlation between executive compensation and performance and comparisons of the CEO’s compensation to median employee compensation. These exemptions will apply for a period of five years following the completion of our Initial Public Offering or until we are no longer an “emerging growth company,” whichever is earlier.

Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

We are a smaller reporting company as defined by Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act and are not required to provide the information otherwise required under this item.

Item 4. Controls and Procedures (as restated)

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

Under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including our chief executive officer and chief financial officer, we conducted an evaluation of the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures as of the end of the fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2021, as such term is defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Exchange Act. Based on this evaluation, our chief executive officer and chief financial officer have concluded that during the period covered by this report, our disclosure controls and procedures were not effective as of September 30, 2021, because of a material weakness in our internal control over financial reporting. A material weakness is a deficiency, or a 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. Specifically, the Company’s management has concluded that our control around the interpretation and accounting for certain complex features of equity and equity linked instruments issued by the Company was not effectively designed or maintained. This material weakness resulted in the restatement of the Company’s interim financial statements for the quarters ended March 31, 2021 and June 30, 2021. Additionally, this material weakness could result in a misstatement of equity and equity linked instruments and related accounts and disclosures that would result in a material misstatement of the financial statements that would not be prevented or detected on a timely basis.

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Disclosure controls and procedures are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by us in our Exchange Act reports is recorded, processed, summarized, and reported within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms, and that such information is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our chief executive officer and chief financial officer or persons performing similar functions, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting

There was no change in our internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2021 covered by this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting except for the below:

The Company reevaluated its SAB 99 analysis originally prepared to support the filing of its Form 10-Q on November 10, 2021, in which it concluded based on the “total mix” of qualitative and quantitative factors that the changes related to the Company’s classification of Class A Ordinary Shares subject to possible redemption would not have materially impacted the judgment of a reasonable person relying on previously issued financial statements, due in part to the fact that the changes in classification of Class A Ordinary Shares did not impact Total Assets, Total Liabilities, Net Income, cash flows, or the “Investments and cash held in Trust Account” line item on the balance sheet. Upon further consultation with our advisors, we have now determined that the quantitative adjustment to reclass amounts between Redeemable Equity and Permanent Equity overwhelms the other qualitative factors in the “total mix”, which in turn requires a restatement of previously issued financial statements. Due to the requirement for us to restate previously released financial statements, we have determined that a material weakness exists. Our chief executive officer and chief financial officer performed additional accounting and financial analyses and other post-closing procedures including consulting with subject matter experts related to the accounting for certain complex features of the equity and equity linked instruments. The Company’s management has expended, and will continue to expend, a substantial amount of effort and resources for the remediation and improvement of our internal control over financial reporting. While we have processes to properly identify and evaluate the appropriate accounting technical pronouncements and other literature for all significant or unusual transactions, we have expanded and will continue to improve these processes to ensure that the nuances of such transactions are effectively evaluated in the context of the increasingly complex accounting standards.

PART II - OTHER INFORMATION

Item 1. Legal Proceedings

None.

Item 1A. Risk Factors

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 final prospectus filed with the SEC on February 4, 2021, except for the below risk factor. We may disclose changes to such factors or disclose additional factors from time to time in our future filings with the SEC.

Our warrants are accounted for as liabilities and the changes in value of our warrants could have a material effect on our financial results.

On April 12, 2021, the Staff of the SEC issued a public statement (the “SEC Staff Statement”) entitled Staff Statement on Accounting and Reporting Considerations for Warrants Issued by Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (“SPACs’). This SEC Staff Statement highlighted the complex nature of warrants issued in connection with a SPAC’s formation and initial registered offering and the potential accounting implications of certain terms that may be common in warrants included in SPAC transactions to determine if any errors exist in previously-filed financial statements. With this new public statement, we determined that a fresh evaluation of the accounting for the warrants was necessary, and we are now of the view that our warrants should have been accounted for as a liability, recorded at fair value at the date of issuance and marked to market at each balance sheet date.

Accounting Standards Codification 815, Derivatives and Hedging (“ASC 815”), provides for the remeasurement of the fair value of such derivatives at each balance sheet date, with a resulting non-cash gain or loss related to the change in the fair value being recognized

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in earnings in the statement of operations. As a result of the recurring fair value measurement, our financial statements and results of operations may fluctuate quarterly, based on factors, which are outside of our control. Due to the recurring fair value measurement, we expect that we will recognize non-cash gains or losses on our warrants each reporting period and that the amount of such gains or losses could be material.

We have identified material weaknesses in our internal controls over financial reporting.

We have identified a material weakness in our internal controls over financial reporting as of February 5, 2021 and March 31, 2021 related to accounting for derivatives liabilities in conformity with a public statement (the “SEC Staff Statement”) entitled Staff Statement on Accounting and Reporting Considerations for Warrants Issued by Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (“SPACs’) issued by the Staff of the SEC on April, 12, 2021.

In connection with our preparation of financial statements as of September 30, 2021, we have also identified a material weakness in our internal controls over financial reporting related to the Company’s application of ASC 480-10-S99-3A to its accounting classification of the Public Shares. The Board, in consultation with management and upon the recommendation of the audit committee of the Board, concluded that the previously issued financial statements as of the Affected Periods should be restated to report all Class A common stock as temporary equity.

A material weakness is a deficiency, or a combination of deficiencies, in internal controls over financial reporting such that there is a reasonable possibility that a material misstatement of our annual or interim financial statements will not be prevented, or detected and corrected on a timely basis.

Effective internal controls are necessary for us to provide reliable financial reports and prevent fraud, and a material weakness could result in us being unable to maintain compliance with securities law requirements regarding timely filing of periodic reports in addition to applicable stock exchange listing requirements, investors losing confidence in our financial reporting, our securities price declining or us facing litigation as a result of the foregoing. We have taken steps to remediate the material weakness identified, including a full review of the accounting practices for our issued securities in consultation with accounting and legal experts. These remediation measures may be time consuming and costly, and we cannot provide assurance that the measures we have taken to date, or any measures we may take in the future, will be sufficient to avoid potential future material weaknesses.

The securities in which we invest the funds held in the trust account could bear a negative rate of interest, which could reduce the value of the assets held in trust such that the per-share redemption amount received by public shareholders may be less than $10.00 per share.

The proceeds held in the trust account will be invested only in U.S. government treasury obligations with a maturity of 185 days or less or in money market funds meeting certain conditions under Rule 2a-7 under the Investment Company Act, which invest only in direct U.S. government treasury obligations. While short-term U.S. government treasury obligations currently yield a positive rate of interest, they have briefly yielded negative interest rates in recent years. Central banks in Europe and Japan pursued interest rates below zero in recent years, and the Open Market Committee of the Federal Reserve has not ruled out the possibility that it may in the future adopt similar policies in the United States. In the event that we are unable to complete our initial business combination or make certain amendments to our amended and restated memorandum and articles of association, our public shareholders are entitled to receive their pro-rata share of the proceeds held in the trust account, plus any interest income, net of income taxes paid or payable (less, in the case we are unable to complete our initial business combination, $100,000 of interest to pay dissolution expenses). Negative interest rates could reduce the value of the assets held in trust such that the per-share redemption amount received by public shareholders may be less than $10.00 per share.

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

Simultaneously with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, the Company consummated the private placement (“Private Placement”) of 10,050,000 warrants (each, a “Private Placement Warrant” and collectively, the “Private Placement Warrants”), at a price of $1.00 per Private Placement Warrant with the Sponsor, generating gross proceeds of approximately $10.1 million (Note 4).

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In connection with the Initial Public Offering, our sponsor had agreed to loan us an aggregate of up to $300,000 pursuant to the Note. This loan is non-interest bearing and payable on the consummation of the Initial Public Offering. As of February 5, 2021, we borrowed approximately $181,000 under the Note. The loan balance was repaid in full on June 8, 2021.

On May 20, 2021, the Company issued a Working Capital Loan (the “Working Capital Loan”) in the principal amount of $1,000,000 to the Sponsor. The Working Capital Loan does not bear interest and is repayable in full upon consummation of the Company’s Business Combination. If the Company does not complete a Business Combination, the Working Capital Loan shall not be repaid and all amounts owed under it will be forgiven. Upon the consummation of a Business Combination, the Sponsor shall have the option, but not the obligation, to convert the principal balance of the Working Capital Loan, in whole or in part, into private placement warrants, at a price of $1.00 per private placement warrant.

Of the gross proceeds received from the Initial Public Offering and the full exercise of the option to purchase additional Shares, $402,500,000 was placed in the Trust Account. The net proceeds of the Initial Public Offering and certain proceeds from the Private Placement are invested in 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.

We paid a total of approximately $8.1 million in underwriting discounts and commissions related to the Initial Public Offering. In addition, the underwriters agreed to defer $14.1 million in underwriting discounts and commissions.

Item 3. Defaults upon Senior Securities

None.

Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures.

Not applicable.

Item 5. Other Information.

None.

Item 6. Exhibits.

Exhibit

Number

   

Description

31.1*

Certification of Chief Executive Officer (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 Chief Financial Officer (Principal Financial and Accounting 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 Chief Executive Officer (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 Chief Financial Officer (Principal Financial and Accounting 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

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*

These certifications are furnished to the SEC pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and are deemed not filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, nor shall they be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.

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SIGNATURE

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 hereunto duly authorized.

Dated: December 22, 2021

CC NEUBERGER PRINCIPAL HOLDINGS III

By:

/s/ Chinh E. Chu

Name:

Chinh E. Chu

Title:

Chief Executive Officer

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