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KLAQ KL Acquisition

Filed: 24 May 21, 5:25pm

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE

COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 10-Q

(Mark One)

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

For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2021

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

For the transition period from                  to

Commission File No. 001-39850

KL Acquisition Corp

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware

    

85-2734828

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.) 

111 West 33rd Street, Suite 1910

New York, NY 10120

(Address of Principal Executive Offices, including zip code)

(212) 782-3482

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

N/A

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

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

Title of Each Class:

 

Trading Symbol(s)

 

Name of Each Exchange on Which Registered:

Units, each consisting of one share of Class A common stock, $0.0001 par value, and one-third of one redeemable warrant

 

KLAQU

 

The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC

Class A common stock included as part of the units

 

KLAQ

 

The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC

Redeemable warrants included as part of the units

 

KLAQW

 

The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC

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

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

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

 

 Large accelerated 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 May 21, 2021, there were 28,750,000 shares of Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share and 7,187,500 shares of the company’s Class B common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, of the registrant issued and outstanding.

Item 1.   Financial Statements 

KL ACQUISITION CORP

CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS

    

March 31, 2021

December 31, 2020

(Unaudited)

Assets

Current assets:

Cash

$

978,323

$

Prepaid expenses

 

598,394

 

Deferred offering costs associated with IPO

408,197

Total current assets

$

1,576,717

$

408,197

Cash Held in Trust account

287,543,856

Total assets

289,120,573

408,197

Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity (Deficit)

 

  

 

  

Current liabilities:

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

$

245,000

$

231,809

Franchise tax payable

71,289

Sponsor loans

152,031

Total current liabilities

245,000

455,129

Warrant Liabilities

 

9,651,837

 

Deferred underwriters’ discount

 

10,062,500

 

Total liabilities

 

19,959,337

 

455,129

 

  

 

  

Commitments

 

  

 

  

Common stock subject to possible redemption, 26,416,123 shares at redemption value

264,161,230

 

  

 

  

Stockholders’ equity (deficit):

 

  

 

  

Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value; 1,000,000 shares authorized; NaN issued and outstanding

 

 

Class A common stock, $0.0001 par value; 200,000,000 shares authorized; 2,333,877 shares (excluding 26,416,123 shares subject to possible redemption) and 0 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively

 

233

 

Class B common stock, $0.0001 par value; 20,000,000 shares authorized; 7,187,500 shares issued and outstanding

 

719

 

719

Additional paid-in capital

 

 

24,281

Retained earnings (Accumulated Deficit)

 

4,999,054

 

(71,932)

Total stockholders’ equity (deficit)

 

5,000,006

 

(46,932)

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

$

289,120,573

$

408,197

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

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KL ACQUISITION CORP

CONDENSED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS

FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2021

(Unaudited)

Formation and operating costs

$

88,854

Loss from operations

(88,854)

Other Income (Expense)

Interest on cash held in trust acount

43,856

Change in fair value of warrant liabilities

9,538,002

Offering expenses related to warrant issuance

(701,643)

Total other income (expense)

8,880,215

Net income

$

8,791,361

 

Weighted average shares outstanding, Class A common stock subject to possible redemption

 

25,495,727

Basic and diluted net income per share, Class A common stock subject to possible redemption

$

0.00

Weighted average shares outstanding, Non-redeemable common stock

 

10,044,029

Basic and diluted net loss per share, Non-redeemable

$

0.88

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

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KL ACQUISITION CORP

CONDENSED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED March 31, 2021

(Unaudited)

Common Stock

Additional

Retained Earnings

Total

Class A

Class B

Paid-In

(Accumulated

Stockholders’

    

Shares

    

Amount

    

Shares

    

Amount

    

Capital

    

Deficit)

    

Equity

Balance as of January 1, 2021

$

7,187,500

$

719

$

24,281

$

(71,932)

$

(46,932)

 

 

 

 

 

Sale of Units in Initial Public Offering, net of underwriter fee and fair value of public warrants

28,750,000

2,875

259,432,449

0

259,435,324

Excess of cash received over fair value of private placement warrants

981,483

0

981,483

Class A common stock subject to possible redemption

(26,416,123)

(2,642)

(260,438,213)

(3,720,375)

(264,161,230)

Net income

 

 

 

0

 

8,791,361

 

8,791,361

Balance as of March 31, 2021

 

2,333,877

$

233

7,187,500

$

719

$

0

$

4,999,054

$

5,000,006

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

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KL ACQUISITION CORP

CONDENSED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS

FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED March 31, 2021

(Unaudited)

Cash Flows from Operating Activities:

    

  

Net income

$

8,791,361

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

 

Interest earned on trust account

(43,856)

Change in fair value of warrant liabilities

(9,538,002)

Offering costs allocated to warrants

701,643

Changes in current assets and current liabilities:

 

Prepaid assets

(598,394)

Franchise tax payable

 

(71,289)

Accounts payable

245,000

Net cash used in operating activities

 

(513,537)

Cash Flows from Investing Activities:

Investment of cash into trust account

(287,500,000)

Net cash used in investing activities

(287,500,000)

 

  

Cash Flows from Financing Activities:

 

  

Proceeds from Initial Public Offering, net of underwriters' discount

 

281,750,000

Proceeds from private placement

7,750,000

Repayment of promissory note to related party

 

(152,031)

Payments of offering costs

 

(356,109)

Net cash provided by financing activities

 

288,991,860

 

  

Net Change in Cash

 

978,323

Cash — Beginning

 

Cash — Ending

$

978,323

 

Supplemental Disclosure of Non-cash Financing Activities:

 

Initial value of Class A common stock subject to possible redemption

$

254,839,270

Change in value of Class A common stock subject to possible redemption

$

9,321,960

Initial value of warrant liabilities

$

19,189,839

Deferred underwriters’ discount payable charged to additional paid-in capital

$

10,062,500

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

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KL ACQUISITION CORP

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

Note 1 — Organization and Business Operations

Organization and General

KL Acquisition Corp (the “Company”) was incorporated in Delaware on August 26, 2020. The Company was formed for the purpose of entering into a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with 1 or more businesses (a “Business Combination”). The Company has selected December 31 as its fiscal year end.

As of March 31, 2021, the Company had not yet commenced any operations. All activity through March 31, 2021, relates to the Company’s formation and the Initial Public Offering (“IPO”) described below. 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 on cash and cash equivalents from the proceeds derived from the IPO.

The Company’s sponsor is KL Sponsor, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (the “Sponsor”).

Financing

The registration statement for the Company’s IPO was declared effective on January 7, 2021 (the “Effective Date”). On January 12, 2021, the Company consummated the IPO of 28,750,000 units (the “Units” and, with respect to the common stock included in the Units being offered, the “public share”), at $10.00 per Unit, generating gross proceeds of $287,500,000, which is discussed in Note 4.

Simultaneously with the closing of the IPO, the Company consummated the sale of 5,166,667 warrants (the “Private Placement Warrant”) in a private placement to the Sponsor, at a price of $1.50 per Private Placement Warrant, generating gross proceeds of $7,750,000, which is discussed in Note 5.

Transaction costs amounted to $16,344,997 consisting of $5,750,000 of underwriting fee, $10,062,500 of deferred underwriting fee and $532,497 of other offering costs.  Of the total transaction cost $701,643 was expensed as non-operating expenses in that statement of operations with the rest of the offering cost charged to stockholders’ equity.  The transaction costs were allocated based on the relative fair value basis, compared to the total offering proceeds, between the fair value of the public warrant liabilities and the Class A common stock.

Trust Account

Following the closing of the IPO on January 12, 2021, an amount of $287,500,000 from the net proceeds of the sale of the Units in the IPO and the sale of the Private Placement Warrants was placed in a trust account (“Trust Account”) which will 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 any open-ended investment company that holds itself out as a money market fund meeting the conditions of Rule 2a-7 of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the “Investment Company Act”), as determined by the Company. Except with respect to interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account that may be released to the Company to pay its tax obligations, the proceeds from the IPO and the sale of the Private Placement Warrants will not be released from the Trust Account until the earliest of (a) the completion of the Company’s initial business combination, (b) the redemption of any public shares properly submitted in connection with a stockholder vote to amend the Company’s amended and restated certificate of incorporation, and (c) the redemption of the Company’s public shares if the Company is unable to complete the initial business combination within 24 months from the closing of the IPO, subject to applicable law. The proceeds deposited in the Trust Account could become subject to the claims of the Company’s creditors, if any, which could have priority over the claims of the Company’s public stockholders.

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NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

Initial Business Combination

The Company’s management has broad discretion with respect to the specific application of the net proceeds of the IPO, although substantially all of the net proceeds are intended to be generally applied toward consummating a business combination.

The Company’s business combination must be with one or more target businesses that together have a fair market value equal to at least 80% of the balance in the Trust Account (net of taxes payable) at the time of the signing an agreement to enter into a business combination. However, the Company will only complete a business combination if the post-business combination company owns or acquires 50% or more of the outstanding voting securities of the target or otherwise acquires a controlling interest in the target sufficient for it not to be required to register as an investment company under the Investment Company Act. There is no assurance that the Company will be able to successfully effect a business combination.

The Company will provide its public stockholders with the opportunity to redeem all or a portion of their public shares upon the completion of the initial business combination either (i) in connection with a stockholder meeting called to approve the initial business combination or (ii) by means of a tender offer. The decision as to whether the Company will seek stockholder approval of a proposed initial business combination or conduct a tender offer will be made by the Company, solely in its discretion. The stockholders will be entitled to redeem their shares for a pro rata portion of the amount then on deposit in the Trust Account (initially $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 shares of common stock subject to redemption is recorded at a redemption value and classified as temporary equity upon the completion of the IPO, in accordance with 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 either immediately prior to or upon consummation of a business combination and, if the Company seeks stockholder approval, a majority of the issued and outstanding shares voted are voted in favor of the business combination.

The Company will have 24 months from the closing of the IPO (with the ability to extend with stockholder approval) to consummate a business combination (the “Combination Period”). However, if the Company is unable to complete a business combination within the Combination Period, the Company will redeem 100% of the outstanding public shares for a pro rata portion of the funds held in the Trust Account, 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 the Company, divided by the number of then outstanding public shares, subject to applicable law and as further described in the registration statement, and then seek to dissolve and liquidate.

The Company’s Sponsor, officers and directors have agreed to (i) waive their redemption rights with respect to their founder shares and public shares in connection with the completion of the initial business combination, (ii) waive their redemption rights with respect to their founder shares and public shares in connection with a stockholder vote to approve an amendment to the Company’s amended and restated certificate of incorporation, and (iii) waive their rights to liquidating distributions from the Trust Account with respect to their founder shares and private placement shares if the Company fails to complete the initial business combination within the Combination Period.

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The Company’s Sponsor has agreed that it will be liable to the Company if and to the extent any claims by a third party for services rendered or products sold to the Company, or a prospective target business with which the Company has entered into a written letter of intent, confidentiality or 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 IPO against certain liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act. However, the Company has not asked its sponsor to reserve for such indemnification obligations, nor has the Company independently verified whether its sponsor has sufficient funds to satisfy its indemnity obligations and believe that the Company’s sponsor’s only assets are securities of the Company. Therefore, the Company cannot assure that its sponsor would be able to satisfy those obligations.

Liquidity

As of March 31, 2021, the Company had cash outside the Trust Account of $978,323 available for working capital needs. All remaining cash held in the Trust Account are generally unavailable for the Company’s use, prior to an initial business combination, and is restricted for use either in a Business Combination or to redeem public shares. As of March 31, 2021, none of the amount in the Trust Account was available to be withdrawn as described above.

Through March 31, 2021, the Company’s liquidity needs were satisfied through receipt of $25,000 from the sale of the founder shares, advances from the Sponsor in an aggregate amount of $152,031 and the remaining net proceeds from the IPO and the sale of Private Placement Warrants, not held in trust.

The Company anticipates that the $978,323 outside of the Trust Account as of March 31, 2021, will be sufficient to allow the Company to operate for at least the next 12 months from the issuance of the financial statements, assuming that a Business Combination is not consummated during that time. Until consummation of its Business Combination, the Company will be using the funds not held in the Trust Account, and any additional Working Capital Loans (as defined in Note 6) from the initial stockholders, the Company’s officers and directors, or their respective affiliates (which is described in Note 6), for identifying and evaluating prospective acquisition candidates, performing business due diligence on prospective target businesses, traveling to and from the offices, plants or similar locations of prospective target businesses, reviewing corporate documents and material agreements of prospective target businesses, selecting the target business to acquire and structuring, negotiating and consummating the Business Combination.

The Company does not believe it will need to raise additional funds in order to meet the expenditures required for operating its business. However, if the Company’s estimates of the costs of undertaking in-depth due diligence and negotiating business combination is less than the actual amount necessary to do so, the Company may have insufficient funds available to operate its business prior to the business combination. Moreover, the Company will need to raise additional capital through loans from its Sponsor, officers, directors, or third parties. None of the Sponsor, the Company’s officers or directors are under any obligation to advance funds to, or to invest in, the Company. If the Company is unable to raise additional capital, it may be required to take additional measures to conserve liquidity, which could include, but not necessarily be limited to, curtailing operations, suspending the pursuit of its business plan, and reducing overhead expenses. The Company cannot provide any assurance that new financing will be available to it on commercially acceptable terms, if at all.

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Risks and Uncertainties

On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization (“WHO”) announced a global health emergency because of a new strain of coronavirus (the “COVID-19 outbreak”). In March 2020, the WHO classified the COVID-19 outbreak as a pandemic, based on the rapid increase in exposure globally. The full impact of the COVID-19 outbreak continues to evolve. The impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on the Company’s financial position will depend on future developments, including the duration and spread of the outbreak and related advisories and restrictions. These developments and the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on the financial markets and the overall economy are highly uncertain and cannot be predicted. If the financial markets and/or the overall economy are impacted for an extended period, the Company’s financial position may be materially adversely affected. Additionally, the Company’s ability to complete an initial business combination may be materially adversely affected due to significant governmental measures being implemented to contain the COVID-19 outbreak or treat its impact, including travel restrictions, the shutdown of businesses and quarantines, among others, which may limit the Company’s ability to have meetings with potential investors or affect the ability of a potential target company’s personnel, vendors and service providers to negotiate and consummate an initial business combination in a timely manner. The Company’s ability to consummate an initial business combination may also be dependent on the ability to raise additional equity and debt financing, which may be impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak and the resulting market downturn.

Note 2. Revision of Previously Issued Financial Statements

On April 12, 2021, the Staff of the SEC issued a statement entitled “Staff Statement on Accounting and Reporting Considerations for Warrants Issued by Special Purpose Acquisition Companies.” In the statement, the SEC Staff, among other things, highlighted potential accounting implications of certain terms that are common in warrants issued in connection with the initial public offerings of special purpose acquisition companies such as the Company. As a result of the Staff statement and in light of evolving views as to certain provisions commonly included in warrants issued by special purpose acquisition companies, the Company re-evaluated the accounting for its Public and Private Placement Warrants, (collectively, the “Warrants”) under ASC 815-40, Derivatives and Hedging—Contracts in Entity’s Own Equity, and concluded that they do not meet the criteria to be classified in stockholders’ equity. Since the Warrants meet the definition of a derivative under ASC 815-40, the Company has revised the audited balance sheet as of January 12, 2021 (IPO date) that was included in the 8K filed on January 19, 2021, to classify the Warrants as liabilities on the balance sheet at fair value, with subsequent changes in their respective fair values recognized in the statement of operations at each reporting date.

The following summarizes the effect of the revision on each financial statement line item as of the date of the Company’s consummation of its IPO.

As of January 12, 2021

    

As Reported

    

Adjustment

    

As Adjusted

Balance Sheet

 

  

 

  

 

  

Warrant Liabilities

$

$

19,189,839

$

19,189,839

Total Liabilities

 

11,088,840

 

19,189,839

 

30,278,679

Shares Subject to Redemption

 

274,029,110

 

(19,189,840)

 

254,839,270

Class A Common Stock

 

135

 

192

 

327

Class B Common Stock

 

719

 

 

719

Additional Paid in Capital

 

5,005,039

 

701,452

 

5,706,491

(Accumulated Deficit)

 

(5,892)

 

(701,643)

 

(707,535)

Total Stockholders' Equity

$

5,000,001

$

1

$

5,000,002

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Note 3 — Significant Accounting Policies

Basis of Presentation

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

The accompanying unaudited condensed financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020 as filed with the SEC on March 31, 2021, as well as the Company’s Current Reports on Form 8-K. The interim results for the three months ended March 31, 2021 are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the year ending December 31, 2021 or for any future interim periods.

Emerging Growth Company Status

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”), and it may take advantage of certain exemptions from various reporting requirements that are applicable to other public companies that are not emerging growth companies including, but not limited to, not being required to comply with the auditor attestation requirements of Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, reduced disclosure obligations regarding executive compensation in its periodic reports and proxy statements, and exemptions from the requirements of holding a nonbinding advisory vote on executive compensation and stockholder 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 a company can elect to opt out of the extended transition period and comply with the requirements that apply to non-emerging growth companies but any such election to opt out is irrevocable. The Company has elected not to opt out of such extended transition period which means that when a standard is issued or revised and it has different application dates for public or private companies, the Company, as an emerging growth company, can adopt the new or revised standard at the time private companies adopt the new or revised standard. This may make comparison of the Company’s financial statements with another public company which is neither an emerging growth company nor an emerging growth company which has opted out of using the extended transition period difficult or impossible because of the potential differences in accounting standards used.

Use of Estimates

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with U.S. 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 expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ 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.

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Marketable Securities Held in Trust Account

At March 31, 2021, the assets held in the Trust Account were substantially held in U.S. Treasury Bills. During the three months ended March 31, 2021, the Company did not withdraw any of interest income from the Trust Account to pay its tax obligations.

The Company classifies its United States Treasury securities as held-to-maturity in accordance with Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) ASC Topic 320 “Investments - Debt and Equity Securities.” Held-to-maturity securities are those securities which the Company has the ability and intent to hold until maturity. Held-to-maturity treasury securities are recorded at amortized cost and adjusted for the amortization or accretion of premiums or discounts.

A decline in the market value of held-to-maturity securities below cost that is deemed to be other than temporary, results in an impairment that reduces the carrying costs to such securities’ fair value. The impairment is charged to earnings and a new cost basis for the security is established. To determine whether an impairment is other than temporary, the Company considers whether it has the ability and intent to hold the investment until a market price recovery and considers whether evidence indicating the cost of the investment is recoverable outweighs evidence to the contrary. Evidence considered in this assessment includes the reasons for the impairment, the severity and the duration of the impairment, changes in value subsequent to year-end, forecasted performance of the investee, and the general market condition in the geographic area or industry the investee operates in.

Premiums and discounts are amortized or accreted over the life of the related held-to-maturity security as an adjustment to yield using the effective-interest method. Such amortization and accretion is included in the “interest income” line item in the statements of operations. Interest income is recognized when earned.

Concentration of Credit Risk

Financial instruments that potentially subject the Company to concentrations 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 March 31, 2021, the Company has not experienced losses on this account.

Common Stock Subject to Possible Redemption

The Company accounts for its Class A common stock subject to possible redemption in accordance with the guidance in ASC Topic 480 “Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity.” Class A common stock subject to mandatory redemption (if any) are classified as a liability instrument and are measured at fair value. Conditionally redeemable common stock (including common stock 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, common stock are classified as stockholders’ equity. The Company’s common stock 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 March 31, 2021, 26,416,123 shares of Class A common stock subject to possible redemption are presented at redemption value as temporary equity, outside of the stockholders’ equity section of the Company’s balance sheet.

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Net Income per Common Stock

The Company complies with accounting and disclosure requirements ASC Topic 260, “Earnings Per Share.” The Company’s statements of operations include a presentation of income (loss) per share for Class A common stock subject to possible redemption in a manner similar to the two-class method of income (loss) per share. Net income per common stock, basic and diluted for Class A common stock is calculated by dividing the interest income earned on the Trust Account totaling $43,856 for the three months ended March 31, 2021 by the weighted average number of Class A common stock outstanding since original issuance. Net loss per common stock, basic and diluted for Class B common stock is calculated by dividing the net income, adjusted for income attributable to Class A common stock, by the weighted average number of Class B common stock outstanding for the period. Class B common stock includes the Founder Shares as these shares do not have any redemption features and do not participate in the income earned on the Trust Account.

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 following table reflects the calculation of basic and diluted net income (loss) per common share (in dollars, except per share amounts):

    

Three Months

Ended

March 31, 2021

(Unaudited)

Redeemable Class A Common Stock

 

  

Numerator: Earnings allocable to Redeemable Class A Common Stock

 

  

Unrealized gain on investments held in Trust Account

$

43,856

Amount available to pay franchise taxes

 

(43,856)

Net earnings

$

Denominator: Weighted average Redeemable Class A Common Stock

 

  

Basic and diluted weighted average shares outstanding, Redeemable Class A Common Stock

 

25,495,727

Basic and diluted net earnings per share, Redeemable Class A Common Stock

$

0.00

Non-Redeemable Class A and Class B Common Stock

 

  

Numerator: Net income minus net earnings

 

  

Net income

$

8,791,361

Net earnings

 

Non-redeemable net income

$

8,791,361

Denominator: Weighted average Non-Redeemable Class A and Class B Common Stock

 

  

Basic and diluted weighted average shares outstanding, Non-Redeemable Class A and Class B Common Stock

 

10,004,029

Basic and diluted net income per share, Non-Redeemable Class A and Class B Common Stock

$

0.88

Offering Costs

The Company complies with the requirements of the ASC 340-10-S99-1 and SEC Staff Accounting Bulletin (“SAB”) Topic 5A - “Expenses of Offering”. Offering costs consist principally of professional and registration fees incurred through the balance sheet date that are related to the Public Offering and that were charged to stockholders’ equity upon the completion of the IPO. Accordingly, on March 31, 2021, offering costs totaling $16,344,997 have been charged to stockholders’ equity (consisting of $5,750,000 of underwriting fee, $10,062,500 of deferred underwriting fee and $532,497 of other offering costs).  Of the total transaction cost $701,643 was expensed as non-operating expenses in that statement of operations with the rest of the offering cost charged to stockholders’ equity.  The transaction costs were allocated based on the relative fair value basis, compared to the total offering proceeds, between the fair value of the public warrant liabilities and the Class A common stock.

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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 Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) ASC 820, “Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures,” approximates the carrying amounts represented in the balance sheet.

Derivative Warrant 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 Company accounts for its 14,750,000 common stock warrants issued in connection with IPO (9,583,333) and Private Placement Warrants (5,166,667) as derivative warrant liabilities in accordance with ASC 815-40. Accordingly, the Company recognizes the warrant instruments as liabilities at fair value and adjusts the instruments to fair value at each reporting period. The liabilities are subject to re-measurement at each balance sheet date until exercised, and any change in fair value is recognized in the Company’s statement of operations. The fair value of warrants issued by the Company in connection with the IPO and sale of the Private Placement Warrants has been estimated using Monte-Carlo simulations at each measurement date.

Income Taxes

The Company accounts for income taxes under ASC 740 Income Taxes (“ASC 740”). ASC 740 requires the recognition of deferred tax assets and liabilities for both the expected impact of differences between the financial statement and tax basis of assets and liabilities and for the expected future tax benefit to be derived from tax loss and tax credit carry forwards. ASC 740 additionally requires a valuation allowance to be established when it is more likely than not that all or a portion of deferred tax assets will not be realized.

ASC 740 also clarifies the accounting for uncertainty in income taxes recognized in an enterprise’s financial statements and prescribes a recognition threshold and measurement process for financial statement recognition and measurement of a tax position 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. ASC 740 also provides guidance on derecognition, classification, interest and penalties, accounting in interim period, disclosure and transition.

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 March 31, 2021. The Company is currently not aware of any issues under review that could result in significant payments, accruals or material deviation from its position.

The Company has identified the United States as its only “major” tax jurisdiction.

The Company may be subject to potential examination by federal and state taxing authorities in the areas of income taxes. These potential examinations may include questioning the timing and amount of deductions, the nexus of income among various tax jurisdictions and compliance with federal and state tax laws. The Company’s management does not expect that the total amount of unrecognized tax benefits will materially change over the next twelve months.

Recent Accounting Standards

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

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Note 4 — Initial Public Offering

In connection with the IPO, the Company sold 28,750,000 Units including 3,750,000 Units purchased by the underwriters pursuant to the over-allotment option, at a price of $10.00 per Unit. Each Unit consists of 1 share of Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share and one-third of one redeemable warrant (“Public Warrant”). Each whole Public Warrant entitles the holder to purchase 1 share of Class A common stock at a price of $11.50 per share.

Note 5 — Private Placement

Simultaneously with the closing of the IPO, the Sponsor purchased an aggregate of 5,166,667 Private Placement Warrants at a price of $1.50 per warrant ($7,750,000 in the aggregate), each Private Placement Warrant is exercisable to purchase 1 share of Class A common stock at a price of $11.50 per share. A portion of the purchase price of the Private Placement Warrants was added to the proceeds from the IPO to be held in the Trust Account.  If the Company does not complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period, the proceeds of the sale of the Private Placement Warrants will be used to fund the redemption of the Public Shares (subject to the requirements of applicable law) and the Private Placement Warrants will expire worthless. There will be no redemption rights or liquidating distributions from the Trust Account with respect to the Private Placement Warrants.

Note 6 — Related Party Transactions

Founder Shares

On December 29, 2020, the Sponsor paid $25,000, or approximately $0.003 per share, to cover certain offering costs in consideration for 8,625,000 shares of Class B common stock, par value $0.0001. On December 16, 2020, the Sponsor effected a surrender of 1,437,500 founder shares to the Company, resulting in a decrease in the total number of Class B ordinary shares outstanding from 8,625,000 to 7,187,500 founder shares.

The Sponsor has agreed that, subject to certain limited exceptions, the founder shares will not be transferred, assigned, sold or released from escrow until the earlier of (A) one year after the completion of a Business Combination or (B) subsequent to a Business Combination. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if the last reported sale price of the shares of the Company’s Class A common stock equals or exceeds $12.00 per share (as adjusted for stock splits, stock capitalizations, reorganizations, recapitalizations and the like) for any 20 trading days within any 30-trading day period commencing at least 150 days after a Business Combination, the converted Class A common stock will be released from the lock-up.

Promissory Note — Related Party

On August 26, 2020, the Company issued an unsecured promissory note to the Sponsor (the “Promissory Note”), pursuant to which the Company may borrow up to an aggregate principal amount of $300,000. The Promissory Note is non-interest bearing and payable on the earlier of (i) March 31, 2021 or (i) the consummation of the Proposed Public Offering.  As of March 31, 2021, the Company had repaid the balance of $152,031 under the Promissory Note in full.

Administrative Support Agreement

Commencing on the date of the IPO, the Company has agreed to pay the Sponsor a total of $10,000 per month for office space and administrative support services. Upon completion of the Business Combination or the Company’s liquidation, the Company will cease paying these monthly fees.

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Working Capital Loans

In order to finance transaction costs in connection with a Business Combination, the initial stockholders or an affiliate of the initial stockholders or certain of the Company’s directors and officers 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 would repay the Working Capital Loans out of the proceeds of the Trust Account released to the Company. Otherwise, the Working Capital Loans would 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. 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 consummation of a Business Combination, without interest, or, at the lender’s discretion, up to $1,500,000 of such Working Capital Loans may be convertible into warrants of the post-Business Combination entity at a price of $1.50 per warrant. The warrants would be identical to the Private Placement Warrants. As of March 31, 2021, no Working Capital Loans have been issued.

Note 7 — Commitments & Contingencies

Registration 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 common stock issuable upon the exercise of the Private Placement Warrants and warrants issued upon conversion of the Working Capital Loans) will be entitled to registration rights pursuant to a registration rights agreement signed at the effectiveness of the Company registration statement for the IPO. The holders of these securities are entitled to make up to 3 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 consummation of a Business Combination. However, the registration 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 lockup period. The Company will bear the expenses incurred in connection with the filing of any such registration statements.

Underwriting Agreement

On January 12, 2021, the Company paid the underwriters an underwriting discount of $0.20 per Unit, or $5,750,000 in the aggregate. Additionally, a deferred underwriting discount of $0.35 per Unit, or $10,062,500 in the aggregate, will be payable to the underwriters from the amounts held in the Trust Account solely in the event that the Company completes an initial Business Combination, subject to the terms of the underwriting agreement.

Note 8 — Stockholders’ Equity

Preferred Stock — The Company is authorized to issue a total of 1,000,000 shares of preferred stock at par value of $0.0001 each. At March 31, 2021, there were 0 shares of preferred stock issued or outstanding.

Class A Common Stock — The Company is authorized to issue a total of 200,000,000 shares of Class A common stock at par value of $0.0001 each. At March 31, 2021, there were 2,333,877 shares issued and outstanding (excluding 26,416,123 shares subject to possible redemption)

Class B Common Stock — The Company is authorized to issue a total of 20,000,000 shares of Class B common stock at par value of $0.0001 each. At March 31, 2021, there were 7,187,500 shares of Class B common stock issued or outstanding.

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Holders of Class B common stock have the right to elect all of the Company’s directors prior to a Business Combination. Holders of Class A common stock and Class B common stock will vote together as a single class on all other matters submitted to a vote of stockholders except as required by law. In connection with the consummation of the Company’s IPO on January 12, 2021, the underwriters exercised their over-allotment option to the fullest extent comprising 3,750,000 units issued pursuant option. Due to the full exercise of the over-allotment option, the 937,500 shares subject to forfeiture if the over-allotment option is not exercised in full or in part by the underwriters will not be forfeited.

The shares of Class B common stock will automatically convert into shares of Class A common stock upon the consummation of a Business Combination at a ratio such that the number of shares of Class A common stock 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 shares of common stock issued and outstanding upon completion of the IPO, plus (ii) the sum of (a) all shares of common stock issued or deemed issued or issuable upon conversion or exercise of any equity-linked securities or deemed issued by the Company in connection with or in relation to the completion of a Business Combination, excluding (1) any shares of Class A common stock or equity-linked securities exercisable for or convertible into shares of Class A common stock issued, or to be issued, to any seller in a Business Combination and any (2) warrants issued to the Sponsor or any of its affiliates upon conversion of Working Capital Loans minus (b) the number of public shares redeemed by Public Stockholders in connection with a Business Combination. In no event will the shares of Class B common stock convert into shares of Class A common stock at a rate of less than one to one.

Note 9 — Warrants

Public Warrants may only be exercised for a whole number of shares. No fractional shares will be issued upon exercise of the Public Warrants. The Public Warrants will become exercisable on the later of (a) 30 days after the completion of a Business Combination or (b) one year from the closing of the IPO. The Public Warrants 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 common stock pursuant to the exercise of a warrant and will have no obligation to settle such warrant exercise unless a registration statement under the Securities Act with respect to the Class A common stock underlying the warrants is then effective and a prospectus relating thereto is current, subject to the Company satisfying its obligations with respect to registration, or a valid exemption from registration is available. No warrant will be exercisable and the Company will not be obligated to issue a share of Class A common stock upon exercise of a warrant unless the share of Class A common stock 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

The Company has agreed that as soon as practicable, but in no event later than twenty business days after the closing of a Business Combination, the Company will use its commercially reasonable efforts to file with the SEC a registration statement for the registration, under the Securities Act, of the Class A common stock issuable upon exercise of the warrants. The Company will use its commercially reasonable efforts to cause the same to become effective and to maintain the effectiveness of such registration statement, and a current prospectus relating thereto, until the expiration or redemption of the warrants in accordance with the provisions of the warrant agreement. If a registration statement covering the issuance of the Class A common stock issuable upon exercise of the warrants is not effective by the 60th business day after the closing of a 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. In addition, if the Class A common stock is 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 elects to do so, it will not be required to file or maintain in effect a registration statement, but it will use its best efforts to register or qualify the shares under applicable blue sky laws to the extent an exemption is not available.

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Redemption of warrants when the price per share of Class A common stock equals or exceeds $18.00. Once the Public 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 not less than 30 days' prior written notice of redemption to each warrant holder; and
if, and only if, the reported last reported sale price of the Class A common stock for any 20 trading days within a 30-trading day period ending 3 business days before the Company sends the notice of redemption to the warrant holders (the “Reference Value”) equals or exceeds $18.00 per share (as adjusted for stock splits, stock dividends, reorganizations, recapitalizations and the like).

If and when the warrants become redeemable by the Company, the Company may exercise its redemption right even if the Company are unable to register or qualify the underlying securities for sale under all applicable state securities laws. However, in this case, the Company will not redeem the warrants unless an effective registration statement under the Securities Act covering the Class A common stock issuable upon exercise of the warrants is effective and a current prospectus relating to those shares of the Company’s Class A common stock is available throughout the 30-day redemption period.

Redemption of warrants when the price per share of Class A common stock equals or exceeds $10.00. Once the Public Warrants become exercisable, the Company may redeem the 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 Class A common stock;
if, and only if, the Reference Value equals or exceeds $10.00 per share (as adjusted for stock splits, stock dividends, reorganizations, recapitalizations and the like); and
if the Reference Value is less than $18.00 per share (as adjusted for stock splits, stock dividends, reorganizations, recapitalizations and the like), the Private Placement Warrants must also be concurrently called for redemption on the same terms as the outstanding Public Warrants, as described above.

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

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In addition, if (x) the Company issues additional shares of Class A common stock or equity-linked securities for capital raising purposes in connection with the closing of a Business Combination at an issue price or effective issue price of less than $9.20 per Class A common (with such issue price or effective issue price to be determined in good faith by the Company’s board of directors and, in the case of any such issuance to the Sponsor or its affiliates, without taking into account any Founder Shares held by the Sponsor or such affiliates, as applicable, prior to such issuance) (the “Newly Issued Price”), (y) the aggregate gross proceeds from such issuances represent more than 60% of the total equity proceeds, and interest thereon, available for the funding of a Business Combination on the date of the consummation of a Business Combination (net of redemptions), and (z) the volume weighted average trading price of the Company’s Class A common stock during the 20 trading day period starting on the trading day prior to the day on which the Company consummates a Business Combination (such price, the “Market Value”) is below $9.20 per share, the exercise price of the warrants will be adjusted (to the nearest cent) to be equal to 115% of the higher of the Market Value and the Newly Issued Price, and the $10.00 and $18.00 per share redemption trigger prices will be adjusted (to the nearest cent) to be equal to 100% and 180% of the higher of the Market Value and the Newly Issued Price, respectively.

The Private Placement Warrants will be identical to the Public Warrants, except that the Private Placement Warrants and the Class A common stock 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.

Note 10 — Investment Held in Trust Account

As of March 31, 2021, investment in the Company’s Trust Account consisted of $399 in cash and $287,543,457 in U.S. Treasury Securities. The Company classifies its United States Treasury securities as held-to-maturity in accordance with FASB ASC 320 “Investments — Debt and Equity Securities”. Held-to-maturity treasury securities are recorded at amortized cost and adjusted for the amortization or accretion of premiums or discounts. The Company considers all investments with original maturities of more than three months but less than one year to be short-term investments. The carrying value approximates the fair value due to its short-term maturity. The carrying value, excluding gross unrealized losses and fair value of held to maturity securities on March 31, 2021 are as follows:

    

Carrying 

    

    

Fair Value 

Value as of  

Gross 

as of 

March 31, 

Unrealized 

March 31, 

2021

Gain

2021

Cash

$

399

$

$

399

U.S. Treasury Securities

 

287,543,457

 

5,668

 

287,549,125

$

287,543,856

$

5,668

$

287,549,524

Note 11 — 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 include:

Level 1, defined as observable inputs such as quoted prices (unadjusted) for identical instruments in active markets;

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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.

The following table presents information about the Company’s assets that are measured at fair value on a recurring basis at March 31, 2021 and indicates the fair value hierarchy of the valuation inputs the Company utilized to determine such fair value:

    

    

Quoted Prices In

    

Significant Other

    

Significant Other

Active Markets

Observable Inputs

Unobservable Inputs

March 31, 2021

(Level 1)

(Level 2)

(Level 3)

Description

Assets:

 

  

  

 

  

  

U.S. Treasury Securities held in Trust account

$

287,549,125

$

287,549,125

$

$

Liabilities:

Warrant liabilities

9,651,837

9,651,837

$

297,200,962

$

287,549,125

$

$

9,651,837

The Company utilizes a Monte Carlo simulation model to value the warrants at each reporting period, with changes in fair value recognized in the statement of operations. The estimated fair value of the warrant liability is determined using Level 3 inputs. Inherent in a binomial options pricing model are assumptions related to expected share-price volatility, expected life, risk-free interest rate and dividend yield. The Company estimates the volatility of its ordinary shares based on historical volatility that matches the expected remaining life of the warrants. The risk-free interest rate is based on the U.S. Treasury zero-coupon yield curve on the grant date for a maturity similar to the expected remaining life of the warrants. The expected life of the warrants is assumed to be equivalent to their remaining contractual term. The dividend rate is based on the historical rate, which the Company anticipates to remain at zero.

The aforementioned warrant liabilities are not subject to qualified hedge accounting.

There were 0 transfers between Levels 1, 2 or 3 during the year ended March 31, 2021.

The following table provides quantitative information regarding Level 3 fair value measurements:

At January 12, 2021

(Initial Measurement)

At March 31, 2021

Stock price

    

$

9.95

$

9.70

Strike price

$

11.50

$

11.50

Term (in years)

6.00

 

5.89

Volatility

25.0

%

11.5

%

Risk-free rate

0.67

%

1.13

%

Dividend yield

0.0

%

 

0.0

%

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The following table presents the changes in the fair value of warrant liabilities:

    

    

Private 

    

Warrant

Public

Placement

 Liabilities

Fair value as of August 26, 2020

$

$

$

Initial measurement on January 12, 2021

 

12,421,322

 

6,768,517

 

19,189,839

Change in valuation inputs or other assumptions

 

(6,192,156)

 

(3,345,846)

 

(9,538,002)

Fair value as of March 31, 2021

$

6,229,166

$

3,422,671

$

9,651,837

Note 12 — Subsequent Events

The Company evaluated subsequent events and transactions that occurred after the balance sheet date through the date that the financial statements were issued. Based upon this review, the Company did not identify any subsequent events that would have required adjustment or disclosure in the financial statements.

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

References to the “Company,” “us,” “our” or “we” refer to KL Acquisition Corp. The following discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operations should be read in conjunction with our audited financial statements and related notes included herein.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

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

The following discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operations should be read in conjunction with the financial statements and the notes thereto contained elsewhere in this Report.

Results of Operations and Known Trends or Future Events

We have neither engaged in any operations nor generated any revenues to date. Our only activities since inception have been organizational activities, those necessary to prepare for our initial public offering and identifying a target company for our initial business combination. We do not expect to generate any operating revenues until after completion of our initial business combination. We generate non-operating income in the form of interest income on cash and cash equivalents held in the Trust Account. We incur expenses as a result of being a public company (for legal, financial reporting, accounting and auditing compliance), as well as for due diligence expenses.

For the three months ended March 31, 2021, we had a net loss of $8,791,361. We incurred $88,854 of formation and operating costs consisting mostly of general and administrative expenses. We had investment income of $43,856 on our amounts held in the Trust Account.

As a result of the revision described in Note 2 “Revision of Previously Issued Financial Statements” to the financial statements included herein, we classify the Warrants issued in connection with our IPO and private placement as liabilities at their fair value and adjust the warrant instruments to fair value at each reporting period. These liabilities are subject to remeasurement at each balance sheet date until exercised, and any change in fair value is recognized in our statement of operations. As part of the reclassification to warrant liability, we reclassed a portion of the offering costs associated with the IPO originally charged to stockholders’ equity, to an expense in the statement of operations in the amount of $701,643 based on a relative fair value basis. For the three months ended March 31, 2021, the change in fair value of warrants was a decrease in the liability of approximately $9,538,002.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

As of March 31, 2021, we had cash outside the Trust Account of $978,323 available for working capital needs. All remaining cash held in the Trust Account are generally unavailable for the Company’s use, prior to an initial business combination, and is restricted for use either in a business combination or to redeem common stock. As of March 31, 2021, none of the amount in the Trust Account was available to be withdrawn as described above.

Through March 31, 2021, the Company’s liquidity needs were satisfied through receipt of $25,000 from the sale of the founder shares, and the remaining net proceeds from the IPO and the sale of Private Placement Warrants.

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The Company anticipates that the $978,323 outside of the Trust Account as of March 31, 2021, will be sufficient to allow the Company to operate for at least the next 12 months, assuming that a business combination is not consummated during that time. Until consummation of our business combination, the Company will be using the funds not held in the Trust Account, and any additional Working Capital Loans (as defined in Note 5 to our financial statements) from the initial stockholders, the Company’s officers and directors, or their respective affiliates (which is described in Note 5 to our financial statements), for identifying and evaluating prospective acquisition candidates, performing business due diligence on prospective target businesses, traveling to and from the offices, plants or similar locations of prospective target businesses, reviewing corporate documents and material agreements of prospective target businesses, selecting the target business to acquire and structuring, negotiating and consummating the business combination.

The Company does not believe it will need to raise additional funds in order to meet the expenditures required for operating its business. However, if the Company’s estimates of the costs of undertaking in-depth due diligence and negotiating business combination is less than the actual amount necessary to do so, the Company may have insufficient funds available to operate its business prior to the business combination. Moreover, the Company will need to raise additional capital through loans from its Sponsor, officers, directors, or third parties. None of the Sponsor, the Company’s officers or directors are under any obligation to advance funds to, or to invest in, the Company. If the Company is unable to raise additional capital, it may be required to take additional measures to conserve liquidity, which could include, but not necessarily be limited to, curtailing operations, suspending the pursuit of its business plan, and reducing overhead expenses. The Company cannot provide any assurance that new financing will be available to it on commercially acceptable terms, if at all.

As a result of the revision described in Note 2 “Revision of Previously Issued Financial Statements” to the financial statements included herein, we classify the Warrants issued in connection with our IPO and private placement as liabilities at their fair value and adjust the warrant instruments to fair value at each reporting period. These liabilities are subject to remeasurement at each balance sheet date until exercised, and any change in fair value is recognized in our statement of operations.

Derivative Warrant Liabilities

We do not use derivative instruments to hedge exposures to cash flow, market, or foreign currency risks. We evaluate all of our 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 reassessed at the end of each reporting period.

We issued an aggregate of 14,750,000 Warrants in connection with our IPO and private placement, which, as a result of the revision described in Note 2 “Revision of Previously Issued Financial Statements” to the financial statements included herein, are recognized as derivative liabilities in accordance with ASC 815-40. Accordingly, we recognize the Warrants as liabilities at fair value and adjust the instruments to fair value at each reporting period. The liabilities are subject to remeasurement at each balance sheet date until exercised, and any change in fair value is recognized in the Company’s statement of operations. The fair value of the Warrants issued in connection with our IPO and private placement has been estimated using Monte Carlo simulations at each measurement date.

Critical Accounting Policies

The preparation of the financial statements and related disclosures in conformity with U.S. GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements, and income and expenses during the period reported. Actual results could materially differ from those estimates. We have not identified any critical accounting policies.

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Warrant Liabilities

We account for the warrants issued in connection with our initial public offering in accordance with Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 815-40, Derivatives and Hedging—Contracts in Entity’s Own Equity (“ASC 815”), under which the warrants do not meet the criteria for equity classification and must be recorded as liabilities. As the warrants meet the definition of a derivative as contemplated in ASC 815, the Warrants are measured at fair value at inception and at each reporting date in accordance with ASC 820, Fair Value Measurement, with changes in fair value recognized in the Statement of Operations in the period of change.

Common stock subject to possible redemption

The Company accounts for its common stock subject to possible redemption in accordance with the guidance in Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 480 “Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity.” Common stock subject to mandatory redemption is classified as a liability instrument and is measured at fair value. Conditionally redeemable common stock (including common stock 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) is classified as temporary equity. At all other times, common stock is classified as stockholders’ equity. The Company’s common stock features certain redemption rights that are considered to be outside of the Company’s control and subject to occurrence of uncertain future events. As of March 31, 2021 26,416,123 and no shares of Class A common stock subject to possible redemption are presented at redemption value as temporary equity, outside of the stockholders’ equity section of the Company’s balance sheet, respectively.

Net Income Per Common Share

Net income per share is computed by dividing net earnings by the weighted-average number of shares of common stock outstanding during the period. The Company has not considered the effect of the warrants sold in the Public Offering and Private Placement to purchase an aggregate of 14,750,000 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.

The Company’s statement of operations includes a presentation of income per share for common shares subject to possible redemption and applies the two-class method in calculating income per share. Net earnings per common share, basic and diluted, for Class A redeemable common stock is calculated by dividing the allocable unrealized gains on investments held in the Trust Account, net of applicable franchise and income taxes, by the weighted average number of Class A redeemable common stock outstanding since original issuance. Net income per share, basic and diluted, for Class A and Class B non-redeemable common stock is calculated by dividing the net income, adjusted for income attributable to Class A redeemable common stock, by the weighted average number of Class A and Class B non-redeemable common stock outstanding for the period. Class B non-redeemable common stock includes the Founder Shares as these shares do not have any redemption features and do not participate in the income earned on the Trust Account.

Recent Accounting Standards

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

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements; Commitments and Contractual Obligations

As of March 31, 2021, we did not have any off-balance sheet arrangements as defined in Item 303(a) (4)(ii) of Regulation S-K and did not have any commitments or contractual obligations.

Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

Not required for smaller reporting companies.

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Item 4. Controls and Procedures

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

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 principal executive officer and principal financial officer or persons performing similar functions, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

Under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including our principal executive officer and principal financial and accounting officer, we conducted an evaluation of the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures as of the end of the fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2021, as such term is defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Exchange Act. Based upon that evaluation, our principal executive officer and principal financial and accounting officer concluded that, solely due to the Company’s revision of its financial statements to reclassify the Company’s Warrants as described in its Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on January 19, 2021, a material weakness existed and our disclosure controls and procedures were not effective as of March 31, 2021. This mistake in classification was brought to our attention only when the SEC issued a Staff Statement on Accounting and Reporting Considerations for Warrants Issued by Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (“SPACs”) dated April 12, 2021 (the “SEC Statement”). The SEC Statement addresses certain accounting and reporting considerations related to warrants of a kind similar to those we issued at the time of our initial public offering in March 2021.

Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting

During the fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2021, there was no change in our internal control over financial reporting that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting. Management has identified a material weakness in internal controls related to the accounting for warrants issued in connection with our Initial Public Offering, as described above. While we have processes to identify and appropriately apply applicable accounting requirements, we plan to enhance our system of evaluating and implementing the accounting standards that apply to our financial statements, including through enhanced analyses by our personnel and third-party professionals with whom we consult regarding complex accounting applications. The elements of our remediation plan can only be accomplished over time, and we can offer no assurance that these initiatives will ultimately have the intended effects.

PART II - OTHER INFORMATION

Item 1. Legal Proceedings.

None.

Item 1A. Risk Factors.

As of the date of this report, except as set forth below, there have been no material changes from the risk factors previously disclosed in our annual report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on March 31, 2021.

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Risks Relating to the Accounting Treatment of Our Warrants

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

On April 12, 2021, the staff of the SEC (the “SEC Staff”) issued the SEC Staff Statement. In the SEC Staff Statement, the SEC Staff expressed its view that certain terms and conditions common to warrants issued by SPACs may require the warrants to be classified as liabilities instead of equity on the SPAC’s balance sheet. As a result of the SEC Staff Statement, we reevaluated the accounting treatment of our 9,583,333 Public Warrants and 5,166,667 Private Placement Warrants, and determined to classify the Warrants as derivative liabilities measured at fair value, with changes in fair value reported in our statement of operations for each reporting period.

As a result, included on our balance sheet as of January 12, 2021 contained elsewhere in this Report are derivative liabilities related to embedded features contained within our warrants. ASC 815-40 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 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 identified a material weakness in our internal control over financial reporting. This material weakness could continue to adversely affect our ability to report our results of operations and financial condition accurately and in a timely manner.

Our management is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal control over financial reporting designed to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with GAAP. Our management also evaluates the effectiveness of our internal controls and we will disclose any changes and material weaknesses identified through such evaluation in those internal controls. 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 our annual or interim financial statements will not be prevented or detected on a timely basis.

As described elsewhere in this Report, we identified a material weakness in our internal control over financial reporting related to the classification of our Warrants as equity instead of liabilities. The management concluded that the control deficiency that resulted in the incorrect classification of our Warrants constituted a material weakness as of January 12, 2021. This material weakness resulted in a material misstatement of our warrant liabilities, change in fair value of warrant liabilities, additional paid-in capital, accumulated deficit and related financial disclosures as of January 12, 2021.

We have implemented a remediation plan to remediate the material weakness surrounding our historical presentation of our Warrants but can give no assurance that the measures we have taken will prevent any future material weaknesses or deficiencies in internal control over financial reporting. Even though we have strengthened our controls and procedures, in the future those controls and procedures may not be adequate to prevent or identify irregularities or errors or to facilitate the fair presentation of our financial statements.

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

Use of Proceeds

On January 12, 2021, we consummated our IPO of 28,750,000 Units, including 3,750,000 Units issued pursuant to the exercise of the underwriters’ over-allotment option in full. Each unit consists of one public share and one-third of one Public Warrant, with each whole Public Warrant entitling the holder thereof to purchase one public share for $11.50 per share. The units were sold at a price of $10.00 per unit, generating gross proceeds to us of $287,500,000. Goldman Sachs & Co LLC acted as sole book-running manager for our IPO. The securities in the IPO were registered under the Securities Act on Registration Statement on Form S-1 (No. 333- 251398). The SEC declared the registration statement effective on January 7, 2021.

Simultaneously with the closing of the IPO, we completed the private sale of an aggregate of 5,166,667 warrants to our Sponsor at a purchase price of $1.50 per Private Placement Warrant, generating gross proceeds of $7,750,000. This issuance of Private Placement Warrants was made pursuant to the exemption from registration contained in Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act.

A total of $287,500,000 of the proceeds from our IPO (which amount includes $10,062,500 of the underwriters’ deferred discount) and the sale of the Private Placement Warrants was placed in a U.S.-based trust account with Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company acting as trustee. The proceeds held in the Trust Account may be invested by the trustee only in U.S. government securities with a maturity of 185 days or less or in money market funds investing solely in U.S. government treasury obligations and meeting certain conditions under Rule 2a-7 under the Investment Company Act.

There has been no material change in the planned use of the proceeds from the IPO and private placement as is described in our final prospectus dated January 7, 2021 and filed with the SEC on January 11, 2021.

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 as part of, or incorporated by reference into, this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.

Exhibit No.

    

Description 

1.1

 

Underwriting Agreement, dated January 7, 2021, by and between the Company and Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, as representative of the several underwriters. (1)

3.1

 

Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation. (1)

4.4

 

Warrant Agreement, dated January 7, 2021, by and between the company and Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, as warrant agent. (1)

10.1

 

Letter Agreement, dated January 7, 2021, by and among the company and its officers and directors. (1

10.2

 

Letter Agreement, dated January 7, 2021, by and among the company and the Sponsor. (1)

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10.4

 

Investment Management Trust Agreement, dated January 7, 2021, by and between the company and Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, as trustee. (1)

10.5

 

Registration Rights Agreement, dated January 7, 2021, by and among the company and certain security holders. (1)

10.6

 

Administrative Support Agreement, dated January 7, 2021, by and among the company and Kennedy Lewis Management LLP. (1)

10.7

 

Securities Subscription Agreement, dated August 26, 2020, between the company and KL Sponsor LLC. (1)

10.8

 

Private Placement Warrants Purchase Agreement, dated January 7, 2021, by and between the company and the Sponsor. (1)

10.9

 

Form of Indemnity Agreement. (2)

31.1

 

Certification of the Principal Executive Officer required by Rule 13a-14(a) or Rule 15d-14(a).*

31.2

 

Certification of the Principal Financial Officer required by Rule 13a-14(a) or Rule 15d-14(a).*

32.1

 

Certification of the Principal Executive Officer required by Rule 13a-14(b) or Rule 15d-14(b) and 18 U.S.C. 1350**

32.2

 

Certification of the Principal Financial Officer required by Rule 13a-14(b) or Rule 15d-14(b) and 18 U.S.C. 1350**

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 Labels Linkbase Document

101.PRE*

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document

*         Filed herewith.  

**       Furnished herewith.

(1)      Incorporated by reference to the company’s Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on January 12, 2021.

(2)      Incorporated by reference to the company’s Form S-1/A, filed with the SEC on December 30, 2020.

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SIGNATURES

In accordance with the requirements of the Exchange Act, the registrant caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

Date: May 24, 2021

KL Acquisition Corp

By:

/s/ Doug Logigian

Name:

Doug Logigian

Title:

Chief Executive Officer

(Principal Executive Officer)

By:

/s/ Richard Gumer

Name:

Richard Gumer

Title:

Chief Financial Officer and Secretary

(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)

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