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BLSA BCLS Acquisition

Filed: 12 Aug 21, 4:36pm
 
 
UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20549
 
 
FORM 10-Q
 
 
 
QUARTE
R
LY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended June 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
                    
 
 
BCLS Acquisition Corp.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
 
 
Cayman Islands
 
001-39646
 
98-1554961
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation or organization)
 
(Commission
File Number)
 
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
  
200 Clarendon Street
Boston, Massachusetts
 
02116
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
 
(Zip Code)
(617)
516-2000
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
Class A ordinary shares, 0.0001 par value
 
BLSA
 
The Nasdaq Capital Market
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 August 1
2
, 2021
, 14,862,500 Class A ordinary shares, par value $0.0001 per share, and 3,593,750 Class B ordinary shares, par value $0.0001 per share, were issued and outstanding, respectively.
 
 
 


PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION
 
Item 1.
Condensed Financial Statements
BCLS ACQUISITION CORP.
CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS
 
   
June 30, 2021
  
December 31, 2020
 
   
(Unaudited)
    
Assets
         
Current assets:
         
Cash
  $782,834  $968,800 
Prepaid expenses
   346,120   451,425 
   
 
 
  
 
 
 
Total current assets
   1,128,954   1,420,225 
Investments held in Trust Account
   143,755,199   143,750,904 
   
 
 
  
 
 
 
Total assets
  
$
144,884,153
 
 
$
145,171,129
 
   
 
 
  
 
 
 
Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity
         
Current liabilities:
         
Accounts payable
  $19,010  $19,824 
Accrued expenses
   163,003   101,947 
Due to related party
   83,548   23,548 
   
 
 
  
 
 
 
Total current liabilities
   265,561   145,319 
Deferred underwriting commissions payable
   5,031,250   5,031,250 
   
 
 
  
 
 
 
Total liabilities
   5,296,811   5,176,569 
Commitments and Contingencies (Note 5)
       
Class A ordinary shares; 13,458,734 and 13,499,455 shares subject to possible redemption at $10.00 per share as of June 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively
   134,587,340   134,994,550 
Shareholders’ Equity:
         
Preference shares, $0.0001 par value; 1,000,000 shares authorized; 0ne issued and outstanding
   0     0   
Class A ordinary shares, $0.0001 par value; 200,000,000 shares authorized; 1,403,766 and 1,363,045 shares issued and outstanding (excluding 13,458,734 and 13,499,455 shares subject to possible redemption) as of June 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively
   140   136 
Class B ordinary shares, $0.0001 par value; 20,000,000 shares authorized; 3,593,750 shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020
   359   359 
Additional
paid-in
capital
   5,573,474   5,166,268 
Accumulated deficit
   (573,971  (166,753
   
 
 
  
 
 
 
Total shareholders’ equity
   5,000,002   5,000,010 
   
 
 
  
 
 
 
Total Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity
  
$
 144,884,153
 
 
$
 145,171,129
 
   
 
 
  
 
 
 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed financial statements.
 
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BCLS ACQUISITION CORP.
UNAUDITED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
 
   
For the Three Months
Ended June 30, 2021
  
For the Six Months
Ended June 30, 2021
 
Operating expenses
         
General and administrative expenses
  $136,468  $351,513 
Administrative fee - related party
   30,000   60,000 
   
 
 
  
 
 
 
Loss from operations
   (166,468  (411,513
Net gain from investments held in Trust Account
   2,171   4,295 
   
 
 
  
 
 
 
Net loss
  $(164,297 $(407,218
   
 
 
  
 
 
 
Basic and diluted weighted average shares outstanding of Class A redeemable ordinary shares
   14,375,000   14,375,000 
   
 
 
  
 
 
 
Basic and diluted net income per ordinary share, Class A redeemable ordinary shares
  $0.00  $0.00 
   
 
 
  
 
 
 
Basic and diluted weighted average shares outstanding of Class A and Class B
non-redeemable
shares ordinary
   4,081,250   4,081,250 
   
 
 
  
 
 
 
Basic and diluted net loss per ordinary share, Class A and Class B
non-redeemable
ordinary shares
  $(0.04 $(0.10
   
 
 
  
 
 
 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed financial statements.
 
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BCLS ACQUISITION CORP.
UNAUDITED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY
For the Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2021
 
   
Ordinary Shares
   
Additional Paid-In

Capital
   
Accumulated

Deficit
  
Total

Shareholders’

Equity
 
   
Class A
   
Class B
 
   
Shares
   
Amount
   
Shares
   
Amount
 
Balance - January 1, 2021
  
 
1,363,045
 
  
$
 136
 
  
$
 3,593,750
 
  
$
 359
 
  
$
 5,166,268
 
  
$
(166,753
 
$
 5,000,010
 
Change in value of Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption
   24,292    3    —      —      242,918    —     242,921 
Net loss
   —      0      —      —      —      (242,921  (242,921
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
  
 
 
 
Balance - March 31, 2021
  
 
1,387,337
 
  
 
139
 
  
 
3,593,750
 
  
$
359
 
  
 
5,409,186
 
  
$
(409,674
 
$
5,000,010
 
Change in value of Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption
   16,429    1    —      —      164,288    —     164,289 
Net loss
   —      —      —      —      —      (164,297  (164,297
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
  
 
 
 
Balance - June 30, 2021
  
 
1,403,766
 
  
$
140
 
  
 
3,593,750
 
  
$
359
 
  
$
5,573,474
 
  
$
(573,971
 
$
5,000,002
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
  
 
 
 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed financial statements.
 
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BCLS ACQUISITION CORP.
UNAUDITED CONDENSED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS
For the Six Months Ended June 30, 2021
 
     
Cash Flows from Operating Activities:
     
Net loss
  $(407,218
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:
     
Net gain from investments held in Trust Account
   (4,295
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
     
Accounts payable
   (814
Prepaid expenses
   105,305 
Accrued expenses
   61,056 
Due to related party
   60,000 
   
 
 
 
Net cash used in operating activities
   (185,966
   
 
 
 
Net decrease in cash
   (185,966
Cash - beginning of the period
   968,800 
   
 
 
 
Cash - end of the period
  
$
782,834
 
   
 
 
 
Supplemental disclosure of noncash investing and financing activities:
     
Change in initial value of Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption
  $(407,210
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed financial statements.
 
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BCLS ACQUISITION CORP.
NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
Note 1 — Description of Organization and Business Operations
BCLS Acquisition Corp. (the “Company”) was incorporated as a Cayman Islands exempted company on August 26, 2020. The Company was formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses (the “Business Combination”). The Company is an “emerging growth company,” as defined in Section 2(a) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), as modified by the Jumpstart our Business Startups Act of 2012 (the “JOBS Act”).
All activity for the period from August 26, 2020 (inception) through October 26, 2020 relates to the Company’s formation and initial public offering (“Initial Public Offering”), which is described below, and, since the Initial Public Offering, the search for a prospective initial Business Combination. The Company will not generate any operating revenue until after the completion of its initial Business Combination, at the earliest. The Company generates
non-operating
income in the form of income earned on investments in the Trust Account (as defined below). The Company has selected December 31 as its fiscal year end.
The Company’s sponsor is BCLS Acquisition Holdings, LP, a Cayman Islands exempted limited partnership (the “Sponsor”). The registration statement for the Company’s Initial Public Offering (the “IPO Registration Statement”) was declared effective on October 21, 2020. On October 26, 2020, the Company consummated its Initial Public Offering of 14,375,000 Class A ordinary shares (the “Public Shares”), including 1,875,000 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 approximately $143.8 million, and incurring offering costs of approximately $8.5 million, inclusive of approximately $5.0 million in deferred underwriting commissions (Note 5).
Simultaneously with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, the Company consummated the private placement (“Private Placement”) of 487,500 Class A ordinary shares (the “Private Placement Shares”), at a price of $10.00 per Private Placement Share to the Sponsor, generating gross proceeds of approximately $4.9 million (Note 4).
Upon the closing of the Initial Public Offering and the Private Placement, approximately $143.8 million ($10.00 per Public Share) of the net proceeds of the Initial Public Offering and certain of the proceeds of the Private Placement were placed in a trust account (the “Trust Account”), located in the United States, with Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company acting as trustee, and are invested only in United States “government securities” within the meaning of Section 2(a)(16) of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (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, until the earlier of: (i) the completion of a Business Combination, and then only in connection with those Class A ordinary shares that the holders of Public Shares (the “Public Shareholders”) properly elected to redeem, subject to certain limitations described in the IPO Registration Statement, (ii) the redemption of any Public Shares properly tendered in connection with a shareholder vote to amend the Company’s amended and restated memorandum and articles of association (the “Amended and Restated Memorandum and Articles of Association”) (A) to modify the substance or timing of the Company’s obligation to provide holders of Class A ordinary shares the right to have their shares redeemed in connection with the Company’s initial Business Combination or to redeem 100% of the Company’s Public Shares if the Company does not complete its initial Business Combination within 24 months from the closing of the Initial Public Offering, or October 26, 2022 (the “Combination Period”) or (B) with respect to any other provision relating to the rights of holders of Class A ordinary shares, and (iii) the redemption of the Class A ordinary shares if the Company has not consummated its Business Combination within the Combination Period, subject to applicable law. The remaining net proceeds (not held in the Trust Account) may be used to pay for business, legal and accounting due diligence on prospective acquisitions and continuing general and administrative expenses. The Company may use the interest income generated by the assets in the Trust Account to pay for taxes that were paid by the Company or are payable by the Company and, in case the Company does not complete its initial Business Combination within the Combination Period, $100,000 of the interest income may be used to pay dissolution expenses.
The Company’s management has broad discretion with respect to the specific application of the net proceeds of the Initial Public Offering and the sale of Private Placement Shares, although substantially all of the net proceeds are intended to be applied generally toward consummating a Business Combination. There is no assurance that the Company will be able to complete a Business Combination successfully. The Company must complete one or more initial Business Combinations having an aggregate fair market value of at least 80% of the assets held in the Trust Account (excluding the amount of
 
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deferred underwriting commissions and taxes payable on the interest earned on the Trust Account) at the time of the signing of the agreement to enter into the initial Business Combination. However, the Company will only complete a Business Combination if the post-transaction company owns or acquires 50% or more of the outstanding voting securities of the target or otherwise acquires a controlling interest in the target sufficient for it not to be required to register as an investment company under the Investment Company Act.
The Company will provide 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 general 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 (initially anticipated to be $10.00 per Public Share, plus any pro rata interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account and not previously released to the Company to pay taxes). 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 Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and Jefferies LLC, as the underwriters of the Company’s Initial Public Offering (as discussed in Note 5).
The Public Shares were 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.” 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, only if a majority of the ordinary shares, represented in person or by proxy and entitled to vote thereon, voted at a general meeting are voted in favor of the Business Combination. If a shareholder vote is not required by law 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, conduct the redemptions pursuant to the tender offer rules of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and file tender offer documents with the SEC prior to completing a Business Combination. If, however, shareholder approval of the transactions is required by law, 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 Initial Shareholders (as defined below) have agreed to vote their Founder Shares (as defined below in Note 4) and any Public Shares purchased during or after the Initial Public Offering in favor of a Business Combination. Subsequent to the consummation of the Initial Public Offering, the Company will adopt an insider trading policy which will require insiders to: (i) refrain from purchasing shares during certain blackout periods and when they are in possession of any material
non-public
information and (ii) to clear all trades with the Company’s legal counsel prior to execution. In addition, the Initial Shareholders have agreed to waive their redemption rights with respect to their Founder Shares, Private Placement Shares and Public Shares in connection with the completion of a Business Combination.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, if the Company seeks shareholder approval of its Business Combination and does not conduct redemptions in connection with its Business Combination pursuant to the tender offer rules, the 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 and independent directors (the “Initial Shareholders”) have agreed not to propose an amendment to the Amended and Restated Memorandum and Articles of Association (a) that would modify the substance or timing of the Company’s obligation to provide holders of its Public Shares the right to have their shares redeemed in connection with a Business Combination or to redeem 100% of the Company’s Public Shares if the Company does not complete its Business Combination within the Combination Period, or (b) with respect to any other provision relating to the rights of Public Shareholders, 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 has not completed a Business Combination within 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 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
 
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the Trust Account, including interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account and not previously released to the Company to pay its taxes that were paid by the Company or are payable by the Company, 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 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 the requirements of other applicable law.
The Initial Shareholders have agreed to waive their liquidation rights with respect to the Founder Shares and Private Placement Shares held by them if the Company fails to complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period. However, if the Initial Shareholders acquire Public Shares in or after the 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 have agreed to waive their rights to their deferred underwriting commission (see Note 5) held in the Trust Account in the event the Company does not complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period and, in such event, such amounts will be included with the other funds held in the Trust Account that will be available to fund the redemption of the Public Shares. In the event of such distribution, it is possible that the per share value of the 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 has agreed to be liable to the Company if and to the extent any claims by a third party (excluding the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm) for services rendered or products sold to the Company, or a prospective target business with which the Company has discussed entering into a transaction 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 Public Share due to reductions in the value of the assets in the Trust Account, in each case net of the interest that may be withdrawn to pay for the Company’s tax obligations. This liability will not apply with respect to any claims by a third party who executed a waiver of any right, title, interest or claim of any kind in or to any monies held in the Trust Account or 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.
Moreover, in the event that an executed waiver is deemed to be unenforceable against a third party, the Sponsor will not be responsible to the extent of any liability for such third-party claims. The Company 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 all vendors, service providers (excluding the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm), prospective target businesses or other entities with which the Company does business, execute agreements with the Company waiving any right, title, interest or claim of any kind in or to monies held in the Trust Account. The Company has not asked the Sponsor to reserve for such indemnification obligations, nor has the Company independently verified whether the Sponsor has sufficient funds to satisfy its indemnity obligations and the Company believes that the Sponsor’s only assets are securities of the Company. The Sponsor may not be able to satisfy those obligations. None of the Company’s officers or directors will indemnify the Company for claims by third parties including, without limitation, claims by vendors and prospective target businesses.
Liquidity and Capital Resources
As of June 30, 2021, the Company had approximately $0.8 million in its operating bank account and working capital of approximately $0.9 million.
The Company’s liquidity needs to date have been satisfied through a payment of $25,000 by the Sponsor to cover certain expenses in exchange for the issuance of the Founder Shares, the loan of approximately $46,000 from the Sponsor pursuant to a promissory note, dated August 31, 2020 (the “Note”) (see Note 4), and the proceeds from the consummation of the Private Placement not held in the Trust Account. The Company fully repaid the Note on October 29, 2020. 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, provide the Company Working Capital Loans (as defined below) (see Note 4). As of June 30, 2021, there were 0 amounts outstanding under any Working Capital Loan.
Based on the foregoing, management believes that the Company will have sufficient working capital and borrowing capacity from the Sponsor or an affiliate of the Sponsor, or certain of the Company’s 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, the Company 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.
 
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Note 2 — Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
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 three and six months ended June 30, 2021 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected through December 31, 2021.
The accompanying unaudited condensed financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited financial statements and notes thereto included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form
10-K
filed with the SEC on March 19, 2021.
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 of 2002, 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 shareholder approval of any golden parachute payments not previously approved.
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 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 unaudited condensed financial statements with another public company which is neither an emerging growth company nor an emerging growth company which has opted out of using the extended transition period difficult or impossible because of the potential differences in accounting standards used.
Use of Estimates
The preparation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting periods.
Making estimates requires management to exercise significant judgment. It is at least reasonably possible that the estimate of the effect of a condition, situation or set of circumstances that existed at the date of the financial statements, which management considered in formulating its estimate, could change in the near term due to one or more future confirming events. Accordingly, the actual results could differ significantly from those estimates.
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 0 cash equivalents as of June 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020.
 
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Investments Held in the Trust Account
The Company’s portfolio of investments is comprised of 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 investments in money market funds that invest in U.S. government securities and generally have a readily determinable fair value, or a combination thereof. When the Company’s investments held in the Trust Account are comprised of U.S. government securities, the investments are classified as trading securities. When the Company’s investments held in the Trust Account are comprised of money market funds, the investments are recognized at fair value. Trading securities and investments in money market funds are presented on the balance sheets at fair value at the end of each reporting period. Gains and losses resulting from the change in fair value of these securities is included in net gain from investments held in the Trust Account in the accompanying unaudited condensed statement of operations. The estimated fair values of investments held in the Trust Account are determined using available market information.
Concentrations of Credit Risk
Financial instruments that potentially subject the Company to concentration of credit risk consist of a cash account in a financial institution which, at times may exceed the federal depository insurance coverage of $250,000. At June 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, the Company had not experienced losses on this account and management believes the Company is not exposed to significant risks on such accounts.
Fair Value of Financial Instruments
The fair value of the Company’s assets and liabilities which qualify as financial instruments under the FASB ASC Topic 820, “Fair Value Measurements,” approximate the carrying amounts represented in the condensed balance sheets.
Fair Value Measurements
Fair value is defined as the price that would be received for sale of an asset or paid for transfer of a liability, in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. GAAP establishes a three-tier fair value hierarchy, which prioritizes the inputs used in measuring fair value. 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 consist of:
 
  
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.
Offering Costs Associated with the Initial Public Offering
Offering costs consisted of legal, accounting, underwriting and other costs incurred that were directly related to the Initial Public Offering and that were charged to shareholders’ equity upon the completion of the Initial Public Offering.
 
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Class A Ordinary Shares Subject to Possible Redemption
The Company accounts for its Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption in accordance with the guidance in ASC Topic 480 “Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity.” Shares of Class A ordinary shares subject to mandatory redemption (if any) are classified as liability instruments and are measured at fair value. Shares of conditionally redeemable Class A ordinary shares (including Class A ordinary shares that feature redemption rights that are either within the control of the holder or subject to redemption upon the occurrence of uncertain events not solely within the Company’s control) are classified as temporary equity. At all other times, shares of Class A ordinary shares are 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, at June 30, 2021, and December 31, 2020, 13,458,734 and 13,499,455 shares of Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption are presented as temporary equity, outside of the shareholders’ equity section of the Company’s balance sheets.
Income Taxes
ASC Topic 740 prescribes a recognition threshold and a measurement attribute for the financial statement recognition and measurement of tax positions taken or expected to be taken in a tax return. For those benefits to be recognized, a tax position must be
more-likely-than-not
to be sustained upon examination by taxing authorities. The Company’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. There were 0 unrecognized tax benefits and 0 amounts accrued for interest and penalties as of June 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020. 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 considered an exempted Cayman Islands company and is presently not subject to income taxes or income tax filing requirements in the Cayman Islands or the United States. As such, the Company’s tax provision was zero for the periods presented. 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 complies with accounting and disclosure requirements of ASC Topic 260, “Earnings Per Share.” Net income (loss) per share is computed by dividing net loss by the weighted average number of ordinary shares outstanding during the period, excluding ordinary shares subject to forfeiture. At June 30, 2021, the Company did not have any dilutive securities and other contracts that could, potentially, be exercised or converted into ordinary shares and then share in the earnings of the Company. As a result, diluted loss per share is the same as basic loss per share for the period presented.
The Company’s unaudited condensed statement of operations includes a presentation of income (loss) per ordinary share subject to redemption in a manner similar to the
two-class
method of income (loss) per share. Net income (loss) per share, basic and diluted for Class A redeemable ordinary shares is calculated by dividing the investment income earned on the Trust Account by the weighted average number of shares of Class A redeemable ordinary shares outstanding for the period. Net loss per share, basic and diluted for Class A and Class B
non-redeemable
ordinary shares is calculated by dividing the net loss, less income attributable to Class A redeemable ordinary shares, by the weighted average number of shares of Class A and Class B
non-redeemable
ordinary shares outstanding for the period.
 
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The following table reflects the calculation of basic and diluted net income (loss) per ordinary share:
 
   
For the Three Months Ended
   
For the Six Months Ended
 
   
June 30, 2021
   
June 30, 2021
 
Class A redeemable ordinary shares
          
Numerator:
          
Net gain from investments held in Trust Account
  $2,171   $4,295 
   
 
 
   
 
 
 
Net income attributable to Class A redeemable ordinary shares
  $2,171   $4,295 
Denominator:
          
Basic and diluted weighted average shares outstanding of Class A redeemable ordinary shares
   14,375,000    14,375,000 
   
 
 
   
 
 
 
Basic and diluted net income per ordinary share, Class A redeemable ordinary shares
  $0.00   $0.00 
   
 
 
   
 
 
 
   
Class A and Class B
non-redeemable
ordinary shares
          
Numerator:
          
Net loss
  $(164,297  $(407,218
Less: Net income attributable to Class A and Class B
non-redeemable
ordinary shares
   (2,171   (4,295
   
 
 
   
 
 
 
Net loss attributable to Class A and Class B
non-redeemable
ordinary shares
  $(166,468  $(411,513
Denominator:
          
Basic and diluted weighted average shares outstanding of Class A and Class B
non-redeemable
shares ordinary
   4,081,250    4,081,250 
   
 
 
   
 
 
 
Basic and diluted net loss per ordinary share, Class A and Class B
non-redeemable
ordinary shares
  $(0.04  $(0.10
   
 
 
   
 
 
 
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 certain areas. The Company adopted ASU
2020-06
on January 1, 2021. Adoption of the ASU did not impact the Company’s financial position, results of operations or cash flows.
Management does not believe that any other recently issued, but not yet effective, accounting standards if currently adopted would have a material effect on the accompanying financial statement.
Note 3 — Initial Public Offering
On October 26, 2020, the Company consummated its Initial Public Offering of 14,375,000 Public Shares, including 1,875,000 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 approximately $143.8 million, and incurring offering costs of approximately $8.5 million, inclusive of approximately $5.0 million in deferred underwriting commissions.
Note 4 — Related Party Transactions
Founder Shares
On August 31, 2020, the Sponsor paid $25,000 to cover certain expenses on behalf of the Company in exchange for the issuance of 3,593,750 Class B ordinary shares, par value $0.0001 (the “Founder Shares”). In September 2020, the Sponsor transferred an aggregate of 90,000 Founder Shares to the Company’s independent directors. The Sponsor agreed to forfeit up to 468,750 Founder Shares to the extent that the over-allotment option was not exercised in full by the underwriters, so that the Founder Shares would represent 20.0% of the Company’s issued and outstanding ordinary shares (excluding the Private Placement Shares and assuming the Initial Shareholders did not purchase any Public Shares in the Initial Public Offering) after the Initial Public Offering. The underwriters fully exercised the over-allotment option on October 26, 2020; thus, these 468,750 Founder Shares were no longer subject to forfeiture.
 
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The Initial Shareholders agreed, subject to limited exceptions, not to transfer, assign or sell any of their Founder Shares until the earlier to occur of: (A) one year after the completion of the initial Business Combination and (B) subsequent to the initial Business Combination, (x) if the closing price of the 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, or (y) the date on which the Company completes a liquidation, merger, share exchange, reorganization or other similar transaction that results in all of the Public Shareholders having the right to exchange their ordinary shares for cash, securities or other property.
Private Placement Shares
Simultaneously with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, the Company consummated the Private Placement of 487,500 Private Placement Shares, at a price of $10.00 per Private Placement Share to the Sponsor, generating gross proceeds of approximately $4.9 million.
The Private Placement Shares are not transferable or salable until 30 days after the completion of the initial Business Combination. Certain proceeds from the Private Placement Shares have been added to the proceeds from the Initial Public Offering held in the Trust Account.
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 Shares until 30 days after the completion of the initial Business Combination.
Related Party Loans
On August 31, 2020, the Sponsor agreed to loan the Company an aggregate of up to $300,000 to cover for expenses related to the Initial Public Offering pursuant to a promissory note (the “Note”). This loan is
non-interest
bearing and payable upon the completion of the Initial Public Offering. The Company borrowed approximately $46,000 from the Sponsor pursuant to the Note, and fully repaid the Note on October 29, 2020.
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 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 the 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. 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. The Working Capital Loans would either be repaid upon the consummation of a Business Combination, without interest, or, at the lender’s discretion, up to $1.5 million of such Working Capital Loans may be convertible into shares of the post Business Combination entity at a price of $10.00 per share. The shares would be identical to the Private Placement Shares. To date, the Company has 0 outstanding borrowings under Working Capital Loans.
Administrative Support Agreement
Commencing on the date that the Company’s registration statement relating to its Initial Public Offering was declared effective through the earlier of consummation of the initial Business Combination or the Company’s liquidation, the Company agreed to reimburse the Sponsor for office space, secretarial and administrative services provided to the Company in the amount of $10,000 per month. For the three and six months ended June 30, 2021, the Company incurred expenses of $30,000 and $60,000 under this agreement, respectively. As of June 30, 2021, the amount due to related party for these services was approximately $84,000.
 
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Note 5 — Commitments and Contingencies
Registration Rights
The holders of Founder Shares, Private Placement Shares and Private Placement Shares that may be issued upon conversion of Working Capital Loans, are entitled to registration rights pursuant to a registration and shareholder rights agreement. The holders of these securities are entitled to make up to three demands, excluding short form demands, that the Company registers such securities. In addition, the holders have certain “piggy-back” registration rights with respect to registration statements filed subsequent to the Company’s completion of its Business Combination. However, the registration and shareholder rights agreement provides that the Company will not permit any registration statement filed under the Securities Act to become effective until termination of the applicable
lock-up
period, which occurs (i) in the case of the Founder Shares, in accordance with the letter agreement the Company’s Initial Shareholders entered into and (ii) in the case of the Private Placement Shares, 30 days after the completion of the Company’s 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 final prospectus relating to the Initial Public Offering to purchase up to 1,875,000 additional Public Shares to cover over-allotments at the Initial Public Offering price less the underwriting discounts and commissions. The underwriters fully exercised the over-allotment option on October 26, 2020.
The underwriters were paid an underwriting discount of $0.20 per Public Share, or approximately $2.9 million in the aggregate, which was paid upon the closing of the Initial Public Offering. In addition, $0.35 per Public Share, or approximately $5.0 million in the aggregate, will be payable to the underwriters for deferred underwriting commissions. 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.
Risks and Uncertainties
Management continues to evaluate the impact of the
COVID-19
pandemic on the industry and has concluded that the specific impact is not readily determinable as of the date of these unaudited condensed financial statements. The unaudited condensed financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty.
Note 6 — Shareholders’ Equity
Preference Shares
— The Company is authorized to issue 1,000,000 preference shares with a par value of $0.0001 per share with such designations, voting and other rights and preferences as may be determined from time to time by the Company’s board of directors. As of June 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, there were 0 preference shares issued or outstanding.
Class
 A Ordinary Shares
— The Company is authorized to issue 200,000,000 Class A ordinary shares with a par value of $0.0001 per share. As of June 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, there were 14,862,500 Class A ordinary shares outstanding, including 13,458,734 and 13,499,455 shares, respectively, subject to possible conversion that were classified as temporary equity in the accompanying balance sheet.
Class
 B Ordinary Shares
— The Company is authorized to issue
 20,000,000
 
Class B ordinary shares with a par value of $0.0001 per share. As of June 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, 3,593,750 Class B ordinary shares were issued and outstanding.
Ordinary shareholders of record are entitled to one vote for each share held on all matters to be voted on by shareholders, except that, prior to the completion of the initial Business Combination, only holders of our Class B ordinary shares have the right to vote on the appointment of directors. Except as described in the immediately preceding sentence, holders of Class A ordinary shares and holders of Class B ordinary shares will vote together as a single class on all matters submitted to a vote of the shareholders except as required by law.
The Class B ordinary shares will automatically convert into Class A ordinary shares on the first business day following the consummation of the initial Business Combination at a ratio such that the number of Class A ordinary shares issuable upon
 
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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 issued and outstanding (excluding the Private Placement Shares) upon the consummation of the Initial Public Offering, plus (ii) the sum of 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, excluding any Class A ordinary shares or equity-linked securities exercisable for or convertible into Class A ordinary shares issued, deemed issued, or to be issued, to any seller in the initial Business Combination and any Private Placement Shares issued to the Sponsor, members of the management team or any of their affiliates upon conversion of Working Capital Loans. In no event will the Class B ordinary shares convert into Class A ordinary shares at a rate of less than
one-to-one.
​​​​​​​
Note 7 — Fair Value Measurements
The following table presents information about the Company’s assets that are measured at fair value on a recurring basis as of June 30, 2021 and indicates the fair value hierarchy of the valuation techniques that the Company utilized to determine such fair value.
 
Description
  
Quoted
Prices
in Active
Markets
(Level 1)
   
Significant
Other
Observable
Inputs
(Level 2)
   
Significant
Other
Unobservable
Inputs
(Level 3)
 
Money Market Securities
  $143,755,199    0      0   
Transfers to/from Levels 1, 2, and 3 are recognized at the beginning of the reporting period. There were 0 transfers between levels of the hierarchy for the six months ended June 30, 2021. Level 1 instruments include investments U.S. Treasury money market funds with an original maturity of 185 days or less.
Note 8 — Subsequent Events
Management has evaluated subsequent events and transactions that occurred up to the date unaudited condensed financial statements were issued. Based upon this review, the Company did not identify any subsequent events that would have required adjustments to the disclosures in the unaudited condensed financial statements which have not previously been disclosed within the unaudited condensed financial statements.
 
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Item 2.
Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
References to the “Company,” “BCLS Acquisition Corp.,” “our,” “us” or “we” refer to BCLS Acquisition Corp. 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 Quarterly Report on Form
10-Q.
Certain information contained in the discussion and analysis set forth below includes forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
Some of the statements contained in this Quarterly Report on Form
10-Q
may constitute “forward-looking statements” for purposes of the federal securities laws. Our forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding our or our management team’s expectations, hopes, beliefs, intentions or strategies regarding the future. In addition, any statements that refer to projections, forecasts or other characterizations of future events or circumstances, including any underlying assumptions, are forward-looking statements. The words “anticipate,” “believe,” “continue,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “might,” “plan,” “possible,” “potential,” “predict,” “project,” “should,” “would” and similar expressions may identify forward-looking statements, but the absence of these words does not mean that a statement is not forward-looking.
The forward-looking statements contained in this Quarterly Report on Form
10-Q
are based on our current expectations and beliefs concerning future developments and their potential effects on us. There can be no assurance that future developments affecting us will be those that we have anticipated. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties (some of which are beyond our control) or other assumptions that may cause actual results or performance to be materially different from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the following risks, uncertainties (some of which are beyond our control) or other factors:
 
  
we have no operating history and no revenues, and you have no basis on which to evaluate our ability to achieve our business objective;
 
  
our ability to select an appropriate target business or businesses;
 
  
our ability to complete a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses (the “Business Combination”);
 
  
our expectations around the performance of a prospective target business or businesses;
 
  
our success in retaining or recruiting, or changes required in, our officers, key employees or directors following our initial Business Combination;
 
  
our officers and directors allocating their time to other businesses and potentially having conflicts of interest with our business or in approving our initial Business Combination;
 
  
our potential ability to obtain additional financing to complete our initial Business Combination;
 
  
our pool of prospective target businesses;
 
  
our ability to consummate an initial Business Combination due to the uncertainty resulting from the recent
COVID-19
pandemic;
 
  
the ability of our officers and directors to generate a number of potential Business Combination opportunities;
 
  
our public securities’ potential liquidity and trading;
 
  
the use of proceeds not held in the trust account or available to us from interest income on the trust account balance;
 
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the trust account not being subject to claims of third parties;
 
  
our financial performance following our initial public offering; and
 
  
the other risks and uncertainties discussed herein and in “Item 1A. Risk Factors” and elsewhere in our annual report on Form
10-K,
filed with the SEC on March 19, 2021.
Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should any of our assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary in material respects from those projected in these forward-looking statements. We undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required under applicable securities laws.
Overview
We are a blank check company incorporated in the Cayman Islands on August 26, 2020 for the purpose of effecting a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization or similar Business Combination with one or more businesses that we have not yet selected. While we may pursue an acquisition opportunity in any business, industry, sector or geographical location, we intend to focus on industries that complement our management team’s background and to capitalize on the ability of our management team to identify and acquire a business, focusing on the healthcare or healthcare related industries. In particular, we will pursue investments, primarily based in North America and Europe and selectively in other geographies, including Asia and emerging markets, in biopharmaceutical, specialty pharmaceutical, medical device, diagnostics and enabling life science technology companies. We may pursue a transaction in which our shareholders immediately prior to the completion of our initial Business Combination would collectively own a minority interest in the post-business combination company.
Our sponsor is BCLS Acquisition Holdings, LP, a Cayman Islands exempted limited partnership (the “Sponsor”). The registration statement for our initial public offering (the “Initial Public Offering”) was declared effective on October 21, 2020 (the “IPO Registration Statement”). On October 26, 2020, we consummated our Initial Public Offering of 14,375,000 Class A ordinary shares (the “Public Shares”), including 1,875,000 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 approximately $143.8 million. We incurred total offering costs of approximately $8.5 million (inclusive of approximately $5.0 million in deferred underwriting fees).
Simultaneously with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, we consummated the private placement (“Private Placement”) of 487,500 Class A ordinary shares (the “Private Placement Shares”), at a price of $10.00 per Private Placement Share to the Sponsor, generating gross proceeds of approximately $4.9 million.
Upon the closing of the Initial Public Offering and the Private Placement, approximately $143.8 million ($10.00 per Public Share) of the net proceeds of the Initial Public Offering and certain of the proceeds of the Private Placement were placed in a trust account (the “Trust Account”), located in the United States with Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company acting as trustee, and are invested only in U.S. “government securities” within the meaning set forth in Section 2(a)(16) of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (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, until the earlier of: (i) the completion of a Business Combination, and then only in connection with those Class A ordinary shares that the holders of Public Shares (the “Public Shareholders”) properly elected to redeem, subject to certain limitations described in the IPO Registration Statement, (ii) the redemption of any Public Shares properly tendered in connection with a shareholder vote to amend our amended and restated memorandum and articles of association (the “Amended and Restated Memorandum and Articles of Association”) (A) to modify the substance or timing of our obligation to provide holders of Class A ordinary shares the right to have their shares redeemed in connection with our initial Business Combination or to redeem 100% of our Public Shares if we do not complete our initial Business Combination within 24 months from the closing of our Initial Public Offering, or October 26, 2022 (the “Combination Period”), or (B) with respect to any other provision relating to the rights of holders of Class A ordinary shares, and (iii) the redemption of the Class A ordinary shares if we have not consummated our Business Combination within the Combination Period, subject to applicable law. The remaining net proceeds (not held in the Trust Account) may be used to pay for business, legal and accounting due diligence on prospective acquisitions and continuing general and administrative expenses. We may use the interest income generated by the assets in the Trust Account to pay for taxes that were paid by us or are payable by us and, in case we do not complete our initial Business Combination within the Combination Period, $100,000 of the interest income may be used to pay dissolution expenses.
 
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Our management has broad discretion with respect to the specific application of the net proceeds of the Initial Public Offering and the sale of Private Placement Shares, although substantially all of the net proceeds are intended to be applied generally toward consummating a Business Combination.
If we have not completed 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 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 the remaining shareholders and the 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.
We intend to effectuate our initial Business Combination using cash from the proceeds of our Initial Public Offering and the sale of the Private Placement Shares, our shares, debt or a combination of cash, equity and debt.
The issuance of additional shares in a Business Combination:
 
  
may significantly dilute the equity interest of investors in our Initial Public Offering, which dilution would increase if the anti-dilution provisions in the Class B ordinary shares resulted in the issuance of Class A ordinary shares on a greater than
one-to-one
basis upon conversion of the Class B ordinary shares;
 
  
may subordinate the rights of holders of Class A ordinary shares if preference shares are issued with rights senior to those afforded our Class A ordinary shares;
 
  
could cause a change in control if a substantial number of our Class A ordinary shares are issued, which may affect, among other things, our ability to use our net operating loss carry forwards, if any, and could result in the resignation or removal of our present officers and directors;
 
  
may have the effect of delaying or preventing a change of control of us by diluting the share ownership or voting rights of a person seeking to obtain control of us; and
 
  
may adversely affect prevailing market prices for our Class A ordinary shares.
Similarly, if we issue debt or otherwise incur significant debt, it could result in:
 
  
default and foreclosure on our assets if our operating revenues after an initial Business Combination are insufficient to repay our debt obligations;
 
  
acceleration of our obligations to repay the indebtedness even if we make all principal and interest payments when due if we breach certain covenants that require the maintenance of certain financial ratios or reserves without a waiver or renegotiation of that covenant;
 
  
our immediate payment of all principal and accrued interest, if any, if the debt is payable on demand;
 
  
our inability to obtain necessary additional financing if the debt contains covenants restricting our ability to obtain such financing while the debt is outstanding;
 
  
our inability to pay dividends on our Class A ordinary shares;
 
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using a substantial portion of our cash flow to pay principal and interest on our debt, which will reduce the funds available for dividends on our Class A ordinary shares if declared, expenses, capital expenditures, acquisitions and other general corporate purposes;
 
  
limitations on our flexibility in planning for and reacting to changes in our business and in the industry in which we operate;
 
  
increased vulnerability to adverse changes in general economic, industry and competitive conditions and adverse changes in government regulation; and
 
  
limitations on our ability to borrow additional amounts for expenses, capital expenditures, acquisitions, debt service requirements, execution of our strategy and other purposes and other disadvantages compared to our competitors who have less debt.
Results of Operations
Our entire activity from August 26, 2020 up to October 26, 2020 was in preparation for an Initial Public Offering, and since our Initial Public Offering, our activity has been limited to the search for a prospective initial Business Combination. We will not generate any operating revenues until the closing and completion of our initial Business Combination, at the earliest.
For the three months ended June 30, 2021, we had a net loss of approximately $164,000, which consisted of approximately $166,000 of general and administrative expenses, offset by approximately $2,000 of net gain from investments held in the trust account.
For the six months ended June 30, 2021, we had a net loss of approximately $407,000, which consisted of approximately $412,000 of general and administrative expenses, offset by approximately $4,000 of net gain from investments held in the trust account.
Liquidity and Capital Resources
As of June 30, 2021, we had approximately $0.8 million in our operating bank account, and working capital of approximately $0.9 million. During the six months ended June 30, 2021, we used approximately $186,000 in operating cash.
Our liquidity needs to date have been satisfied through a payment of $25,000 by our Sponsor to cover certain expenses in exchange for the issuance of the founder shares, a loan of approximately $46,000 from our Sponsor pursuant to a promissory note, dated August 31, 2020 (the “Note”), and the proceeds from the consummation of the Private Placement not held in the trust account. We repaid the Note in full on October 29, 2020. 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 is not obligated to, provide us with working capital loans. To date, there are no working capital loans outstanding.
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 our officers and directors to meet our 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 the specific impact is not readily determinable as of the date of these unaudited financial statements. The unaudited financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty.
Other Contractual Obligations
Administrative Support Agreement
Commencing on the date that the IPO Registration Statement was declared effective we agreed to pay our Sponsor a total of $10,000 per month for office space, utilities, secretarial and administrative support services. Upon completion of the initial
 
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Business Combination or the Company’s liquidation, we will cease paying these monthly fees. We incurred $30,000 and $60,000 in such expenses included as “Administrative fee – related party” on the accompanying unaudited condensed statements of operations for the three and six months ended June 30, 2021, respectively.
Registration and Shareholder Rights
The holders of Founder Shares, Private Placement Shares, and securities that may be issued upon conversion of Working Capital Loans, if any, are entitled to registration rights pursuant to a registration and shareholder rights agreement. 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 our completion of a Business Combination. However, the registration and shareholder rights agreement provides that we will not permit any registration statement filed under the Securities Act to become effective until termination of the applicable
lock-up
period, which occurs (i) in the case of the Founder Shares, in accordance with the letter agreement our Initial Shareholders entered into and (ii) in the case of the Private Placement Shares, 30 days after the completion of our Business Combination. The Company 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 final prospectus relating to the Initial Public Offering to purchase up to 1,875,000 additional Public Shares to cover over-allotments at the Initial Public Offering price less the underwriting discounts and commissions. The underwriters fully exercised the over-allotment option on October 26, 2020.
The underwriters were paid a cash underwriting discount of $0.20 per Public Share, or $2.9 million in the aggregate, which was paid upon the closing of the Initial Public Offering. In addition, $0.35 per Public Share, or approximately $5.0 million in the aggregate, will be payable to the underwriters for deferred underwriting commissions. 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.
Critical Accounting Policies and Use of Estimates
This management’s discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operations is based on our financial statements, which have been prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP. The preparation of these financial statements requires us to make estimates and judgments that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses and the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities in our financial statements. On an ongoing basis, we evaluate our estimates and judgments, including those related to fair value of financial instruments and accrued expenses. We base our estimates on historical experience, known trends and events and various other factors that we believe to be reasonable under the circumstances, the results of which form the basis for making judgments about the carrying values of assets and liabilities that are not readily apparent from other sources. Actual results may differ from these estimates under different assumptions or conditions. We have identified the following as our critical accounting policies:
Investments Held in the Trust Account
Our portfolio of investments is comprised of 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 investments in money market funds that invest in U.S. government securities and generally have a readily determinable fair value, or a combination thereof. When our investments held in the Trust Account are comprised of U.S. government securities, the investments are classified as trading securities. When our investments held in the Trust Account are comprised of money market funds, the investments are recognized at fair value. Trading securities and investments in money market funds are presented on the balance sheets at fair value at the end of each reporting period. Gains and losses resulting from the change in fair value of these securities is included in net gain from investments held in the Trust Account in the accompanying unaudited condensed statement of operations. The estimated fair values of investments held in the Trust Account are determined using available market information.
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 Topic 480 “Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity.” Shares of Class A ordinary shares subject to mandatory redemption (if any) are classified as liability instruments and are measured at fair value. Shares of conditionally redeemable Class A ordinary
 
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shares (including Class A ordinary shares that feature redemption rights that are either within the control of the holder or subject to redemption upon the occurrence of uncertain events not solely within our control) are classified as temporary equity. At all other times, shares of 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.
Net loss per ordinary share
We comply with accounting and disclosure requirements of FASB ASC Topic 260, “Earnings Per Share.” Net income (loss) per share is computed by dividing net loss by the weighted average number of ordinary shares outstanding during the period, excluding ordinary shares subject to forfeiture. At June 30, 2021, we did not have any dilutive securities and other contracts that could, potentially, be exercised or converted into ordinary shares and then share in the earnings of our Company. As a result, diluted loss per share is the same as basic loss per share for the period presented.
Our unaudited condensed statement of operations includes a presentation of income (loss) per ordinary share subject to redemption in a manner similar to the
two-class
method of income (loss) per share. Net income (loss) per share, basic and diluted for Class A redeemable ordinary shares is calculated by dividing the investment income earned on the Trust Account by the weighted average number of shares of Class A redeemable ordinary shares outstanding for the period. Net loss per share, basic and diluted for Class A and Class B
non-redeemable
ordinary shares is calculated by dividing the net loss, less income attributable to Class A redeemable ordinary shares, by the weighted average number of shares of Class A and Class B
non-redeemable
ordinary shares outstanding for the period.
Recent Accounting Pronouncements
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 (“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 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.
Management does not believe that any other recently issued, but not yet effective, accounting standards if currently adopted, would have a material effect on the accompanying unaudited condensed financial statements.
Off-Balance
Sheet Arrangements
As of June 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
On April 5, 2012, the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012 (the “JOBS Act”) was signed into law. 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 such, our financial statements may not be comparable to companies that comply with 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 control over financial reporting pursuant to Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, (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
 
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items such as the correlation between executive compensation and performance and comparisons of executive 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
Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures
Disclosure controls are procedures that are designed with the objective of ensuring that information required to be disclosed in our reports filed under the Exchange Act, such as this Quarterly Report on Form
10-Q,
is recorded, processed, summarized, and reported within the time period specified in the SEC’s rules and forms. Disclosure controls are also designed with the objective of ensuring that such information is accumulated and communicated to our management, including the chief executive officer and chief financial officer, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure. Our management evaluated, with the participation of our principal executive officer and principal financial and accounting officer (our “Certifying Officers”), the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures as of June 30, 2021, pursuant to Rule
13a-15(b)
under the Exchange Act. Based upon that evaluation, our Certifying Officers concluded that, as of June 30, 2021, our disclosure controls and procedures were effective.
We do not expect that our disclosure controls and procedures will prevent all errors and all instances of fraud. Disclosure controls and procedures, no matter how well conceived and operated, can provide only reasonable, not absolute, assurance that the objectives of the disclosure controls and procedures are met. Further, the design of disclosure controls and procedures must reflect the fact that there are resource constraints, and the benefits must be considered relative to their costs. Because of the inherent limitations in all disclosure controls and procedures, no evaluation of disclosure controls and procedures can provide absolute assurance that we have detected all our control deficiencies and instances of fraud, if any. The design of disclosure controls and procedures also is based partly on certain assumptions about the likelihood of future events, and there can be no assurance that any design will succeed in achieving its stated goals under all potential future conditions.
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 June 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.
 
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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 annual report on Form
10-K
filed with the SEC on March 19, 2021.
 
Item 2.
Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds
None.
 
Item 3.
Defaults upon Senior Securities
None.
 
Item 4.
Mine Safety Disclosures
Not applicable.
 
Item 5.
Other Information
None.
 
Item 6.
Exhibits
The following exhibits are filed or furnished as a part of, or incorporated by reference into, this Quarterly Report on Form
10-Q.
 
Exhibit
Number
  
Description
    3.1  Amended and Restated Memorandum and Articles of Association.(1)
    4.1  Specimen Ordinary Share Certificate.(2)
    4.2  Description of Registrant’s Securities.(3)
  10.1  Private Placement Shares Purchase Agreement between the Company and the Sponsor.(1)
  10.2  Investment Management Trust Agreement between Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company and the Company.(1)
  10.3  Registration and Shareholder Rights Agreement among the Company, the Sponsor and certain other equityholders named therein.(1)
  10.4  Letter Agreement among the Company, the Sponsor and the Company’s officers and directors.(1)
  10.5  Administrative Services Agreement between the Company and the Sponsor.(1)
  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.
 
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  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.
104*  Cover Page Interactive Data File (formatted as Inline XBRL and contained in Exhibit 101).
 
*
Filed herewith.
**
Furnished herewith.
(1)
Incorporated by reference to the registrant’s Current Report on Form
8-K,
filed with the SEC on October 26, 2020.
(2)
Incorporated by reference to the registrant’s Form
S-1,
filed with the SEC on October 2, 2020.
(3)
Incorporated by reference to the registrant’s Annual Report on Form
10-K,
filed with the SEC on March 19, 2021.
 
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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: August 12, 2021  
BCLS ACQUISITION CORP.
  By: 
/s/ Andrew Hack
   Name: Andrew Hack
   Title: Chief Financial Officer
 
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