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CVII Churchill Capital Corp VII

Filed: 16 Nov 21, 7:00pm

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 quarter ended September 30, 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 number: 001-40051

CHURCHILL CAPITAL CORP VII

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

Delaware

    

85-3420354

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.) 

640 Fifth Avenue, 12th Floor

New York, NY 10019

(Address of principal executive offices)

(212) 380-7500

(Issuer’s telephone number)

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-fifth of one warrant

 

CVII.U

 

The New York Stock Exchange

Shares of Class A common stock

 

CVII

 

The New York Stock Exchange

Warrants included as part of the units

 

CVII WS

 

The New York Stock Exchange

Check whether the issuer (1) filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act during the past 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 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 November 16, 2021, there were 138,000,000 shares of Class A common stock, $0.0001 par value, and 34,500,000 shares of Class B common stock, $0.0001 par value, issued and outstanding.

PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1. Interim Financial Statements.

CHURCHILL CAPITAL CORP VII

CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS

AS OF SEPTEMBER 30, 2021

(Unaudited)

    

September 30, 

    

December 31, 

2021

2020

(Unaudited)

(Audited)

ASSETS

Current assets

Cash

$

4,601,407

$

25,000

Prepaid expenses

 

1,366,500

 

Total current assets

5,967,907

25,000

Deferred offering costs

 

 

11,000

Marketable securities held in Trust Account

1,380,089,526

TOTAL ASSETS

$

1,386,057,433

$

36,000

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ (DEFICIT) EQUITY

 

  

 

  

Current liabilities

Accrued expenses

$

171,961

$

1,000

Accrued offering costs

11,000

Total current liabilities

171,961

12,000

Warrant liability

56,036,000

Deferred underwriting fee payable

 

48,300,000

 

Total liabilities

 

104,507,961

 

12,000

 

  

 

  

Commitments and contingencies

 

  

 

  

Class A common stock subject to possible redemption,138,000,000 and 0 shares at redemption value as of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively

1,380,000,000

 

  

 

  

Stockholders’ (deficit) equity

 

  

 

  

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

 

 

Class A common stock, $0.0001 par value; 240,000,000 shares authorized

 

 

Class B common stock, $0.0001 par value; 60,000,000 shares authorized; 34,500,000 shares issued and outstanding as of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020 (1)

 

3,450

 

3,450

Additional paid-in capital

 

 

21,550

Accumulated deficit

 

(98,453,978)

 

(1,000)

Total stockholders’ (deficit) equity

 

(98,450,528)

 

24,000

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ (DEFICIT) EQUITY

$

1,386,057,433

$

36,000

(1)  Included an aggregate of 4,500,000 shares that were subject to forfeiture to the extent that the underwriters' over-allotment was not exercised in full at December 31, 2020 that was fully exercised at the IPO (see Note 6).

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

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CHURCHILL CAPITAL CORP VII

CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

THREE AND NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2021

(UNAUDITED)

Three Months

Nine Months

Ended

Ended

September 30, 

September 30, 

    

2021

    

2021

Operating costs

$

497,700

$

1,602,831

Loss from operations

(497,700)

(1,602,831)

Other income (expense):

Change in fair value of Warrant Liabilities

29,924,000

3,612,000

Transaction costs related to Private Placement and Public Warrants

(1,396,743)

Interest earned on marketable securities held in Trust Account

68,391

116,513

Unrealized gain (loss) on marketable securities held in Trust Account

36,974

(26,987)

Other income (expense), net

30,029,365

2,304,783

Net income

$

29,531,665

$

701,952

 

 

Basic and diluted weighted average shares outstanding, Class A common stock

 

138,000,000

113,736,264

Basic and diluted net income per share, Class A common stock

$

0.17

$

0.00

 

Basic and diluted weighted average shares outstanding, Class B common stock

 

34,500,000

 

33,708,791

Basic and diluted net income per share, Class B common stock

$

0.17

$

0.00

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

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CHURCHILL CAPITAL CORP VII

CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN STOCKHOLDERS’ (DEFICIT) EQUITY

THREE AND NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2021

(UNAUDITED)

Total

Class A

Class B

Additional

Stockholders’

Common Stock

Common Stock

Paid in

Accumulated

Equity

    

Shares

    

Amount

    

Shares

    

Amount

    

Capital

    

Deficit

    

(Deficit)

Balance — January 1, 2021

$

34,500,000

$

3,450

$

21,550

$

(1,000)

$

24,000

 

 

 

 

 

Accretion for Class A common stock to redemption amount, as restated

(21,550)

(99,154,930)

(99,176,480)

Net loss

 

 

 

 

(7,650,619)

 

(7,650,619)

Balance — March 31, 2021, as restated

 

34,500,000

3,450

(106,806,549)

(106,803,099)

Accretion for Class A common stock to redemption amount

15,839

15,839

Net loss

(21,179,094)

(21,179,094)

Balance – June 30, 2021, as restated

34,500,000

3,450

(127,969,804)

(127,966,354)

Accretion for Class A common stock to redemption amount

(15,839)

(15,839)

Net income

29,531,665

29,531,665

Balance — September 30, 2021

$

34,500,000

$

3,450

$

$

(98,453,978)

$

(98,450,528)

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

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CHURCHILL CAPITAL CORP VII

CONDENSED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS

NINE MONTHS ENDED September 30, 2021

(UNAUDITED)

Cash flows from operating activities:

    

Net income

$

701,952

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

 

Interest earned on marketable securities held in Trust Account

(116,513)

Unrealized loss on marketable securities held in Trust Account

26,987

Change in fair value of Warrant Liabilities

(3,612,000)

Transaction costs related to Private Placement and Public Warrants

1,396,743

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

 

  

Prepaid expenses

(1,366,500)

Accrued expenses

 

170,961

Net cash used in operating activities

 

(2,798,370)

Cash flows from investing activities:

Investment of cash into Trust Account

(1,380,000,000)

Net cash used in investing activities

(1,380,000,000)

 

  

Cash flows from financing activities:

 

  

Proceeds from sale of Units, net of underwriting discounts paid

1,355,500,000

Proceeds from sale of Private Placements Warrants

32,600,000

Proceeds from promissory note - related party

 

375,000

Repayment of promissory note - related party

 

(375,000)

Payment of offering costs

 

(725,223)

Net cash provided by financing activities

 

1,387,374,777

 

  

Net change in cash

 

4,576,407

Cash — Beginning of period

 

25,000

Cash — End of period

$

4,601,407

 

Non-cash investing and financing activities:

 

Initial classification of Class A common stock subject to possible redemption

$

1,380,000,000

Deferred underwriting fee payable

$

48,300,000

Initial value of warrant liabilities

$

59,648,000

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

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CHURCHILL CAPITAL CORP VII

NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

SEPTEMBER 30, 2021

(UNAUDITED)

NOTE 1. DESCRIPTION OF ORGANIZATION AND BUSINESS OPERATIONS

Churchill Capital Corp VII (the “Company”) was incorporated in Delaware on October 9, 2020. The Company was formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with 1 or more businesses (the "Business Combination").

The Company is an early stage and emerging growth company and, as such, the Company is subject to all of the risks associated with early stage and emerging growth companies.

As of September 30, 2021, the Company had not commenced any operations. All activity through September 30, 2021 relates to the Company's formation and the initial public offering ("Initial Public Offering"), which is described below, and identifying a target company for a Business Combination. The Company will not generate any operating revenues until after the completion of its initial Business Combination, at the earliest. The Company generates non-operating income in the form of interest income from the proceeds derived from the Initial Public Offering.

The registration statement for the Company’s Initial Public Offering was declared effective on February 11, 2021. On February 17, 2021, the Company consummated the Initial Public Offering of 138,000,000 units (the “Units” and, with respect to the shares of Class A common stock included in the Units sold, the “Public Shares”), including the issuance of 18,000,000 Units as a result of the underwriters’ full exercise of their over-allotment option further described in Note 4. The Units were sold at a price of $10.00 per unit, generating gross proceeds to the Company of $1,380,000,000.

Simultaneously with the closing of the IPO, the Company consummated the sale of 32,600,000 warrants (the “Private Placement Warrants”) at a purchase price of $1.00 per Private Placement Warrant, to the Company’s sponsor, Churchill Sponsor VII LLC (the “Sponsor”), generating gross proceeds to the Company of $32,600,000.

Transaction costs amounted to $73,525,223 consisting of $24,500,000 of underwriting discount net of $3,100,000 reimbursed from the underwriters, $48,300,000 of deferred underwriting discount and $725,223 of other offering costs.

Following the closing of the Initial Public Offering on February 17, 2021, an amount of $1,380,000,000 ($10.00 per Unit) from the net proceeds of the sale of the Units in the Initial Public Offering and the sale of the Private Placement Warrants was placed in a trust account (the “Trust Account”), and invested 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”), 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, as determined by the Company, until the earlier of: (i) the completion of a Business Combination or (ii) the distribution of the Trust Account, as described below, except that interest earned on the Trust Account can be released to the Company to fund working capital requirements, subject to an annual limit of  $1,000,000 and to pay its tax obligations.

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 the Private Placement Warrants, 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’s initial 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 (excluding net of amounts disbursed to management for working capital purposes, if applicable, taxes payable on interest income earned from the Trust Account and the deferred underwriting commissions) at the time of the agreement to enter into the initial Business Combination. 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 of 1940, as amended (the “Investment Company Act”).

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CHURCHILL CAPITAL CORP VII

NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

SEPTEMBER 30, 2021

(UNAUDITED)

The Company will provide its holders of the outstanding Public Shares (the “public stockholders”) with the opportunity to redeem all or a portion of their Public Shares in connection with a Business Combination either (i) in connection with a stockholder meeting called to approve the Business Combination or (ii) by means of a tender offer. The decision as to whether the Company will seek stockholder approval of a Business Combination or conduct a tender offer will be made by the Company, solely in its discretion. The public stockholders will be entitled to redeem their Public Shares for a pro rata portion of the amount then on deposit in the Trust Account (initially anticipated to be $10.00 per Public Share, plus any pro rata interest, net of permitted withdrawals). The per-share amount to be distributed to public stockholders who redeem their Public Shares will not be reduced by the deferred underwriting commissions the Company will pay to the underwriters. There will be no redemption rights upon the completion of a Business Combination with respect to the Company’s warrants. The Public Shares subject to redemption will be recorded at redemption value and classified as temporary equity upon the completion of the Initial Public Offering in accordance with the Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 480 “Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity.”

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, if the Company seeks stockholder approval, a majority of the shares voted are voted in favor of the Business Combination. If a stockholder vote is not required by law or stock exchange requirements and the Company does not decide to hold a stockholder vote for business or other legal reasons, the Company will, pursuant to its Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation (the "Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation"), 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, stockholder approval of the transaction is required by law, or the Company decides to obtain stockholder approval for business or legal 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. If the Company seeks stockholder approval in connection with a Business Combination, the Company’s Sponsor and its permitted transferees have agreed to vote their Founder Shares (as defined in Note 6) and any Public Shares acquired during or after the Initial Public Offering in favor of approving a Business Combination. Additionally, public stockholders may elect to redeem their Public Shares irrespective of whether they vote for or against the proposed Business Combination.

If the Company seeks stockholder approval of a Business Combination and it does not conduct redemptions pursuant to the tender offer rules, the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation provides that a public stockholder, together with any affiliate of such stockholder or any other person with whom such stockholder 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% or more of the Public Shares, without the prior consent of the Company.

The Sponsor has agreed (a) to waive its redemption rights with respect to its Founder Shares and the Public Shares held by it in connection with the completion of a Business Combination, (b) to waive its rights to liquidating distributions from the Trust Account with respect to its Founder Shares if the Company fails to consummate a Business Combination within the Combination Window (as defined below) and (c) not to propose an amendment to the Company’s Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation that would affect the substance or timing of the Company’s obligation to redeem one-hundred percent (100%) of its Public Shares if the Company does not complete a Business Combination, unless the Company provides the public stockholders with the opportunity to redeem their shares in conjunction with any such amendment.

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CHURCHILL CAPITAL CORP VII

NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

SEPTEMBER 30, 2021

(UNAUDITED)

If the Company is unable to complete a Business Combination within 24 months from the closing of the Initial Public Offering (or 27 months from the closing of the Initial Public Offering if the Company has an executed letter of intent, agreement in principle or definitive agreement for a Business Combination within 24 months from the closing of the Initial Public Offering) (the “Combination Window”), 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 (10) business days thereafter, redeem the Public Shares, at a per-share price, payable in cash, equal to the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account including interest (net of permitted withdrawals and up to $100,000 to pay dissolution expenses), divided by the number of the then outstanding Public Shares, which redemption will completely extinguish public stockholders’ rights as stockholders (including the right to receive further liquidating distributions, if any), subject to applicable law, and (iii) as promptly as reasonably possible following such redemption, subject to the approval of the Company’s remaining stockholders and the Company’s board of directors, dissolve and liquidate, subject in each case to the Company’s obligations under Delaware law to provide for claims of creditors and the requirements of other applicable law. There will be no redemption rights or liquidating distributions with respect to the Public Warrants, which will expire worthless if the Company fails to complete a Business Combination within the Combination Window.

The Sponsor has agreed to waive its right to liquidating distributions from the Trust Account with respect to the Founder Shares if the Company fails to complete a Business Combination within the Combination Window. However, if the Sponsor acquires Public Shares in or after the Initial Public Offering, such Public Shares will be entitled to liquidating distributions from the Trust Account if the Company fails to complete a Business Combination within the Combination Window. The underwriters have agreed to waive their rights to their deferred underwriting commission (see Note 7) held in the Trust Account in the event the Company does not complete a Business Combination within the Combination Window 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 funds on deposit in the Trust Account remaining available for distribution will be less than the Initial Public Offering price per Unit of $10.00 in the Initial Public Offering.

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 (other than 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 entered into a written letter of intent, confidentiality or similar agreement, reduce the amount of funds on deposit in the Trust Account to below (i) $10.00 per Public Share or (ii) the amount per Public Share held in the Trust Account as of the liquidation of the Trust Account, if less than $10.00 per Public Share due to reductions in the value of the trust assets, in each case net of permitted withdrawals. This liability will not apply with respect to any claims by a third party that executed a waiver of any and all rights to seek access to 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 of 1933, as amended (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 Company due to claims of creditors by endeavoring to have all vendors, service providers, 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.

Risks and Uncertainties

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

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CHURCHILL CAPITAL CORP VII

NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

SEPTEMBER 30, 2021

(UNAUDITED)

NOTE 2. RESTATEMENT OF PREVIOUSLY ISSUED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

In connection with the preparation of the Company's condensed financial statements as of September 30, 2021 and in accordance with the SEC and its staff’s guidance on redeemable equity instruments, ASC 480, paragraph 10-S99, redemption provisions not solely within the control of the Company require common stock subject to redemption to be classified outside of permanent equity. Accordingly, management determined it should restate its previously reported condensed financial statements. The Company had previously determined the shares of Class A Common Stock subject to possible redemption to be equal to the redemption value of $10.00 per share of Class A Common Stock while also taking into consideration that a redemption cannot result in net tangible assets being less than $5,000,001. Management has also determined that the shares of Class A Common Stock issued in connection with the Initial Public Offering can be redeemed or become redeemable subject to the occurrence of future events considered outside the Company’s control.

Therefore, management has concluded that the redemption value should include all the shares of Class A Common Stock subject to possible redemption, resulting in the shares of Class A Common Stock subject to possible redemption being equal to their redemption value.  In accordance with SEC Staff Accounting Bulletin No. 99, “Materiality,” and SEC Staff Accounting Bulletin No. 108, “Considering the Effects of Prior Year Misstatements when Quantifying Misstatements in Current Year Financial Statements,” the Company evaluated the changes and has determined that the related impact was material to previously presented financial statements. As a result, management has noted a restatement adjustment related to temporary equity and permanent equity. This resulted in an adjustment to the initial carrying value of the shares of Class A Common Stock subject to possible redemption with the offset recorded to additional paid-in capital (to the extent available), accumulated deficit and the shares of Class A Common Stock.

There has been no change in the Company’s total assets, liabilities or operating results.

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CHURCHILL CAPITAL CORP VII

NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

SEPTEMBER 30, 2021

(UNAUDITED)

The impact of the restatement on the Company’s financial statements is reflected in the following table:

    

As Previously

    

    

Balance Sheet as of February 17, 2021 (audited)

Reported

Adjustment

As Restated

Class A common stock subject to possible redemption

$

1,274,450,770

$

105,549,230

$

1,380,000,000

Class A common stock

$

459

$

(459)

$

Additional paid-in capital

$

6,393,841

$

(6,393,841)

$

Accumulated deficit

$

(1,397,743)

$

(99,154,930)

$

(100,552,673)

Total stockholders’ equity (deficit)

$

5,000,007

$

(105,549,230)

$

(100,549,223)

Number of shares subject to redemption

 

127,445,077

 

10,554,923

 

138,000,000

Balance Sheet as of March 31, 2021 (unaudited)

Class A common stock subject to possible redemption

$

1,268,196,900

$

111,803,100

$

1,380,000,000

Class A common stock

$

1,118

$

(1,118)

$

Additional paid-in capital

$

12,647,052

$

(12,647,052)

$

Accumulated deficit

$

(7,651,619)

$

(99,154,930)

$

(106,806,549)

Total stockholders’ equity (deficit)

$

5,000,001

$

(111,803,100)

$

(106,803,099)

Number of shares subject to redemption

126,819,690

10,554,940

138,000,000

Balance Sheet as of June 30, 2021 (unaudited)

Class A common stock subject to possible redemption

$

1,247,017,797

$

132,966,364

$

1,379,984,161

Class A common stock

$

1,330

$

(1,330)

$

Additional paid-in capital

$

33,825,943

$

(33,825,943)

$

Accumulated deficit

$

(28,830,713)

$

(99,139,091)

$

(127,969,804)

Total stockholders’ equity (deficit)

$

5,000,010

$

(132,966,364)

$

(127,966,354)

Number of shares subject to redemption

124,703,211

13,296,789

138,000,000

Condensed Statement of Changes in Stockholders’ Equity (Deficit) as of March 31, 2021 (unaudited)

Sale of 138,000,000 Units, net of underwriting discounts and offering expenses

$

1,280,823,520

$

(1,280,823,520)

Initial value of common stock subject to redemption at IPO

$

(1,274,450,770)

1,274,450,770

Change in value of common stock subject to redemption

$

6,253,870

(6,253,870)

Accretion for Class A common stock to redemption amount

$

$

(99,176,480)

$

(99,176,480)

Condensed Statement of Changes in Stockholders’ Equity (Deficit) as of June 30, 2021 (unaudited)

Change in value of common stock subject to redemption

21,179,103

(21,179,103)

Accretion for Class A common stock to redemption amount

15,839

15,839

Statement of Cash Flows for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2021 (unaudited)

Initial classification of Class A common stock subject to possible redemption

$

1,274,450,770

$

105,549,230

$

1,380,000,000

Statement of Cash Flows for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2021 (unaudited)

Initial classification of Class A common stock subject to possible redemption

$

1,274,450,770

$

105,549,230

$

1,380,000,000

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CHURCHILL CAPITAL CORP VII

NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

SEPTEMBER 30, 2021

(UNAUDITED)

In connection with the change in presentation for the Class A common stock subject to possible redemption, the Company also restated its income (loss) per common share calculated to allocate net income (loss) evenly to Class A and Class B common stock. This presentation contemplates a Business Combination as the most likely outcome, in which case, both classes of common stock share pro rata in the income (loss) of the Company. There is no impact to the reported amounts for total assets, total liabilities, cash flows, or net income (loss). The impact of this restatement on the Company’s financial statements is reflected in the following table:

    

As Previously

    

    

As Previously

    

    

As Previously

    

Reported

As Restated

Reported

As Restated

Reported

As Restated

For the Three

For the Three

For the Three 

For the Three

For the Six

For the Six

Months Ended

Months Ended

Months Ended

Months Ended

Months Ended

Months Ended

March 31, 2021

March 31, 2021

June 30, 2021

June 30, 2021

June 30, 2021

June 30, 2021

Basic and diluted weighted average shares outstanding, Class A common stock subject to possible redemption

 

127,445,077

 

 

126,819,690

 

 

127,017,181

 

Basic and diluted net loss per common share, Class A common stock

$

$

$

$

$

$

Basic and diluted weighted average shares outstanding, Class B common

 

36,948,426

 

 

45,680,310

 

 

41,376,878

 

Basic and diluted net loss per common share, Class B common stock

$

(0.06)

$

$

(0.17)

$

$

(0.23)

$

Weighted average shares outstanding of Class A common stock

 

 

64,400,000

 

 

138,000,000

 

 

101,403,315

Basic and diluted net income (loss) income per share, Class A common stock

 

 

(0.08)

 

 

(0.12)

 

 

(0.21)

Weighted average shares outstanding of Class B common stock

 

 

32,100,000

 

 

34,500,000

 

 

33,306,630

Basic and diluted net income (loss) per share, Class B common stock

 

 

(0.08)

 

 

(0.12)

 

 

(0.21)

NOTE 3. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

Basis of Presentation

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

The accompanying unaudited condensed financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Company’s prospectus for its Initial Public Offering as filed with the SEC on February 12, 2021. The interim results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021 are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for year the ended December 31, 2021 or for any future periods.

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, as amended, reduced disclosure obligations regarding executive compensation in its periodic reports and proxy statements, and exemptions from the requirements of

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holding a non-binding 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 registration statement under the Securities Act 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 statement 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 the condensed financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires the Company’s management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities as of the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period.

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. One of the more significant accounting estimates included in these condensed financial statements is the determination of the fair value of the warrant liabilities. Such estimates may be subject to change as more current information becomes available and 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 did 0t have any cash equivalents as of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020.

Marketable Securities Held in the Trust Account

At September 30, 2021, substantially all of the assets held in the Trust Account were held in U.S. Treasury Bills. NaN amounts were withdrawn during the nine months ended September 30, 2021. The Company did not have any assets held in the Trust Account at December 31, 2020. All of the Company's investments held in the Trust Account are classified as trading securities. Trading securities are presented on the balance sheet at fair value at the end of each reporting period. Gains and losses resulting from the change in fair value of investments held in the Trust Account are included in interest earned on marketable securities held in the Trust Account in the accompanying condensed statements of operations. The estimated fair values of investments held in the Trust Account are determined using available market information.

Class A 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 480 “Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity.” Shares of Class A common stock subject to mandatory redemption are classified as a liability instrument and are 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

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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 Class A 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. Accordingly, Class A common stock subject to possible redemption is presented at redemption value as temporary equity, outside of the stockholders’ equity section of the Company’s balance sheets.

The Company recognizes changes in redemption value immediately as they occur and adjusts the carrying value of redeemable common stock to equal the redemption value at the end of each reporting period. Immediately upon the closing of the Initial Public Offering, the Company recognized the accretion from initial book value to redemption amount value. The change in the carrying value of redeemable Class A common stock resulted in charges against additional paid-in capital and accumulated deficit.

At September 30, 2021, the Class A common stock reflected in the condensed balance sheets are reconciled in the following table:

Gross proceeds

    

$

1,380,000,000

Less:

Proceeds allocated to Public Warrants

 

$

(27,048,000)

Class A common stock issuance costs

 

$

(72,128,480)

Plus:

Accretion of carrying value to redemption value

 

$

99,176,480

Class A common stock subject to possible redemption

 

$

1,380,000,000

Warrant Liabilities

The Company accounts for the Public Warrants (as defined in Note 4) and the Private placement Warrants (collectively, the “Warrants”) in accordance with the guidance contained in ASC 815-40-15-7D and 7F under which the Warrants do not meet the criteria for equity treatment and must be recorded as liabilities. Accordingly, the Company classifies the Warrants as liabilities at their fair value and adjusts the Warrants to fair value at each reporting period. This liability is subject to re-measurement at each balance sheet date until exercised, and any change in fair value is recognized in our statements of operations. The Public Warrants and Private Placement Warrants for periods where no observable traded price was available are valued using a Monte Carlo simulation and a modified Black-Scholes model, respectively. For periods subsequent to the detachment of the Public Warrants from the Units, the Public Warrant quoted market price was used as the fair value as of each relevant date.

Income Taxes

The Company follows the asset and liability method of accounting for income taxes under ASC 740, "Income Taxes." Deferred tax assets and liabilities are recognized for the estimated future tax consequences attributable to differences between the financial statements carrying amounts of existing assets and liabilities and their respective tax bases. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are measured using enacted tax rates expected to apply to taxable income in the years in which those temporary differences are expected to be recovered or settled. The effect on deferred tax assets and liabilities of a change in tax rates is recognized in income in the period that included the enactment date. Valuation allowances are established, when necessary, to reduce deferred tax assets to the amount expected to be realized.

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NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

SEPTEMBER 30, 2021

(UNAUDITED)

ASC 740 prescribes a recognition threshold and a measurement attribute for the financial statements recognition and measurement of tax positions taken or expected to be taken in a tax return. For those benefits to be recognized, a tax position must be more likely than not to be sustained upon examination by taxing authorities. The Company recognizes accrued interest and penalties related to unrecognized tax benefits as income tax expense. There were 0 unrecognized tax benefits and 0 amounts accrued for interest and penalties as of September 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 subject to income tax examinations by major taxing authorities since inception. As of September 30, 2021, all deferred tax assets resulting from net operating losses were fully offset by a valuation allowance.

Offering Costs

Offering costs consist of legal, accounting, underwriting fees and other costs incurred through the Initial Public Offering that were directly related to the Initial Public Offering. Offering costs amounted to $73,525,223, of which $72,128,480 were charged to stockholders’ equity upon the completion of the Initial Public Offering and $1,396,743 were expensed to the condensed statements of operations.

Net Income (Loss) per Common Share

Net income per common share is computed by dividing net income by the weighted average number of common stock outstanding for the period. The Company applies the two-class method in calculating net income per common share. Accretion associated with the redeemable shares of Class A common stock is excluded from net income per common share as the redemption value approximates fair value.

The calculation of diluted income per common share does not consider the effect of the warrants issued in connection with the (i) Initial Public Offering, and (ii) the private placement to purchase an aggregate of 60,200,000 shares of common stock in the calculation of diluted income per common share, since the exercise of the warrants is contingent upon the occurrence of future events. As of September 30, 2021 and 2020, the Company did not have any dilutive securities or other contracts that could potentially, be exercised or converted into shares of common stock and then share in the earnings of the Company. As a result, diluted net income per common shares is the same as basic net income per common share for the periods presented.

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

Three Months Ended

    

Nine Months Ended

September 30, 2021

September 30, 2021

    

Class A

    

Class B

    

Class A

    

Class B

Basic and diluted net income per common share

 

  

 

  

 

  

 

  

Numerator:

 

  

 

  

 

  

 

  

Allocation of net income, as adjusted

$

23,625,332

$

5,906,333

$

541,472

$

160,480

Denominator:

 

  

 

  

 

  

 

  

Basic and diluted weighted average shares outstanding

 

138,000,000

 

34,500,000

 

113,736,264

 

33,708,791

Basic and diluted net income per common share

$

0.17

$

0.17

$

0.00

$

0.00

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SEPTEMBER 30, 2021

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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 Corporation coverage limit of $250,000. The Company has not experienced losses on this account.

Fair Value of Financial Instruments

The fair value of the Company’s assets and liabilities, which qualify as financial instruments under ASC 820, “Fair Value Measurement,” approximates the carrying amounts represented in the accompanying condensed balance sheets, primarily due to their short-term nature, except for the Company’s derivative instruments (see Note 10).

Recent Accounting Standards

In August 2020, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 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) (“ASU 2020-06”) to simplify accounting for certain financial instruments. ASU 2020-06 eliminates the current models that require separation of beneficial conversion and cash conversion features from convertible instruments and simplifies the derivative scope exception guidance pertaining to equity classification of contracts in an entity’s own equity. The new standard also introduces additional disclosures for convertible debt and freestanding instruments that are indexed to and settled in an entity’s own equity. ASU 2020-06 amends the diluted earnings per share guidance, including the requirement to use the if-converted method for all convertible instruments. ASU 2020-06 is effective January 1, 2022 and should be applied on a full or modified retrospective basis, with early adoption permitted beginning on January 1, 2021. The Company adopted ASU 2020-06 on January 1, 2021. The adoption of ASU 2020-06 did not have an impact on the Company’s financial statements.

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 Company’s condensed financial statements.

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SEPTEMBER 30, 2021

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NOTE 4. PUBLIC OFFERING

Pursuant to the Initial Public Offering, the Company sold 138,000,000 Units, at a purchase price of $10.00 per Unit, which includes the full exercise by the underwriter of its option to purchase an additional 18,000,000 Units at $10.00 per Unit. Each Unit consists of 1 share of Class A common stock and one-fifth of one redeemable warrant ("Public Warrant"). Each whole Public Warrant entitles the holder to purchase 1 share of Class A common stock at an exercise price of $11.50 per share, subject to adjustment (see Note 9).

NOTE 5. PRIVATE PLACEMENT

Simultaneously with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, the Sponsor purchased an aggregate of 32,600,000 Private Placement Warrants at a price of $1.00 per Private Placement Warrant, for an aggregate purchase price of $32,600,000. Each Private Placement Warrant is exercisable to purchase 1 share of Class A common stock at a price of $11.50 per share. The proceeds from the sale of the Private Placement Warrants were added to the proceeds from the Initial Public Offering held in the Trust Account. If the Company does not complete a Business Combination within the Combination Window, the proceeds from 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 (see Note 9).

NOTE 6. RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

Founder Shares

In December 2020, the Sponsor purchased 8,625,000 shares of the Company’s Class B common stock for an aggregate one Founder Share price of $25,000 (the “Founder Shares” or, individually, a “Founder Share”). On February 11, 2021, the Company effected a stock dividend of one-fifth of a share of one Founder Share for each outstanding share of Founder Share, resulting in our initial stockholders holding an aggregate of 34,500,000 Founder Shares. All share and per-share amounts have been retroactively restated to reflect the stock dividend. The Founder Shares included an aggregate of up to 4,500,000 shares subject to forfeiture to the extent that the underwriters’ over-allotment option was not exercised in full or in part, so that the Sponsor would own, on an as-converted basis, twenty percent (20%) of the Company’s issued and outstanding common stock after the completion of the Initial Public Offering (assuming the Sponsor does not purchase any Public Shares in the Initial Public Offering). As a result of the underwriters’ election to fully exercise their over-allotment option, 0 Founder Shares are currently subject to forfeiture.

The Sponsor has agreed, subject to limited exceptions, not to transfer, assign or sell any of its Founder Shares until the earlier to occur of: (A) one (1) year after the completion of a Business Combination and (B) the date on which the Company completes a liquidation, merger, stock exchange, reorganization or similar transaction after a Business Combination that results in all of the Company's stockholders having the right to exchange their shares of common stock for cash, securities or other property. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if the closing price of the Class A common stock equals or exceeds $12.00 per share (as adjusted for stock splits, stock dividends, reorganizations, recapitalizations and the like) for any twenty (20) trading days within any thirty (30)-trading day period commencing at least one-hundred fifty (150) days after a Business Combination, the Founder Shares will be released from the lock-up.

Administrative Support Agreement

The Company entered into an agreement, commencing on February 11, 2021 through the earlier of the Company’s consummation of a Business Combination and its liquidation, pursuant to which the Company will pay an affiliate of the Sponsor a total of $50,000 per month for office space, administrative and support services. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021, the Company incurred and paid $150,000 and $369,643 of such fees, respectively.

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SEPTEMBER 30, 2021

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Advisory Fee

The Company may engage M. Klein and Company, LLC, an affiliate of the Sponsor, or another affiliate of the Sponsor, as its lead financial advisor in connection with a Business Combination and may pay such affiliate a customary financial advisory fee in an amount that constitutes a market standard financial advisory fee for comparable transactions.

Promissory Note—Related Party

On December 30, 2020, the Sponsor agreed to loan the Company an aggregate of up to $600,000 to cover expenses related to the Initial Public Offering pursuant to a promissory note (the “Promissory Note”). The Promissory Note is non-interest bearing and payable on the earlier of December 31, 2021 or the completion of the Initial Public Offering. As of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, there was 0 outstanding balance under the Promissory Note. The borrowings outstanding under the Promissory Note in the amount of $375,000 were repaid upon the consummation of the Initial Public Offering on February 17, 2021. Borrowings under the Promissory Note are no longer available.

Related Party Loans

In order to finance transaction costs in connection with a Business Combination, the Sponsor, an affiliate of the Sponsor, or the Company’s officers and directors may, but are not obligated to, loan the Company funds as may be required the ("Working Capital Loans"). If the Company completes a Business Combination, the Company would repay the Working Capital Loans out of the proceeds of the Trust Account released to the Company. 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 the Working Capital Loans may be convertible into warrants at a price of $1.00 per warrant. These warrants would be identical to the Private Placement Warrants.

NOTE 7. COMMITMENTS AND 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 shares of Class A common stock issuable upon the exercise of the Private Placement Warrants or warrants that may be issued upon conversion of Working Capital Loans and upon conversion of the Founder Shares) will be entitled to registration rights pursuant to a registration rights agreement to be signed prior to or on the effective date of the Initial Public Offering requiring the Company to register such securities for resale (in the case of the Founder Shares, only after conversion into shares of Class A common stock). The holders of these securities will be entitled to make up to 3 demands, excluding short form registration demands, that the Company register such securities. In addition, the holders of these securities have certain "piggy-back" registration rights with respect to registration statements filed subsequent to the completion of a Business Combination and rights to require the Company to register for resale such securities pursuant to Rule 415 under the Securities Act. The registration rights agreement does not contain liquidated damages or other cash settlement provisions resulting from delays in registering our securities. The Company will bear the expenses incurred in connection with the filing of any such registration statement.

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SEPTEMBER 30, 2021

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Underwriting Agreement

The Company granted the underwriters a forty-five (45)-day option from the date of Initial Public Offering to purchase up to 18,000,000 additional Units to cover over-allotments, if any, at the Initial Public Offering price less the underwriting discounts and commissions. As a result of the underwriter’s election to fully exercise the over-allotment option, the underwriters purchased an additional 18,000,000 Units, at a price of $10.00 per Unit. The underwriters were entitled to a cash underwriting discount of $0.20 per Unit, or $27,600,000 in the aggregate, payable upon the closing of the Initial Public Offering. In addition, the underwriters will be entitled to a deferred fee of $0.35 per Unit, or $48,300,000 in the aggregate. The deferred fee will be waived by the underwriters in the event that the Company does not complete a Business Combination, subject to the terms of the underwriting agreement.

Legal Fees

As of September 30, 2021, the Company incurred legal fees of approximately $30,854. These fees will only become due and payable upon the consummation of an initial Business Combination.

NOTE 8. STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT

Preferred Stock The Company is authorized to issue 1,000,000 shares of preferred stock 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 September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, there were 0 shares of preferred stock issued or outstanding.

Class A Common Stock — The Company is authorized to issue 240,000,000 shares of Class A common stock with a par value of $0.0001 per share. Holders of Class A common stock are entitled to 1 vote for each share. At September 30, 2021, there were 138,000,000 shares of Class A common stock issued and outstanding, including Class A common stock subject to possible redemption which are presented as temporary equity. At December 31, 2020, there were 0 shares of Class A common stock issued or outstanding.

Class B Common Stock — The Company is authorized to issue 60,000,000 shares of Class B common stock with a par value of $0.0001 per share. Holders of Class B common stock are entitled to 1 vote for each share. As of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, there were 34,500,000 shares of Class B common stock issued and outstanding.

Holders of Class B common stock will 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.

The shares of Class B common stock will automatically convert into shares of Class A common stock at the time of the completion of a Business Combination on a one-for-one basis, subject to adjustment. In the case that additional shares of Class A common stock, or equity-linked securities, are issued or deemed issued in excess of the amounts offered in the Initial Public Offering and related to the closing of a Business Combination, the ratio at which shares of Class B common stock shall convert into shares of Class A common stock will be adjusted (unless the holders of a majority of the outstanding shares of Class B common stock agree to waive such adjustment with respect to any such issuance or deemed issuance) so that the number of shares of Class A common stock issuable upon conversion of all shares of Class B common stock will equal, in the aggregate, on an as-converted basis, 20% of the sum of the total number of all shares of common stock outstanding upon the completion of the Initial Public Offering plus all shares of Class A common stock and equity-linked securities issued or deemed issued in connection with a Business Combination (net of the number of shares of Class A common stock redeemed in connection with a Business Combination), excluding any shares or equity-linked securities issued, or to be issued, to any seller in a Business Combination, any private placement-equivalent warrants issued, or to be issued, to any seller in a Business Combination.

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SEPTEMBER 30, 2021

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NOTE 9. WARRANT LIABILITIES

As of September 30, 2021, there were 27,600,000 Public Warrants outstanding. There were 0 Public Warrants outstanding as of December 31, 2020. The Public Warrants may only be exercised for a whole number of shares. No fractional Warrants will be issued upon separation of the Units and only whole Warrants will trade. The Public Warrants will become exercisable on the later of (a) thirty (30) days after the completion of a Business Combination or (b) twelve (12) months from the closing of the Initial Public Offering. The Public Warrants will expire five (5) years after the completion of a Business Combination or earlier upon redemption or liquidation.

The Company will not be obligated to deliver any shares of Class A common stock pursuant to the exercise of a Warrant and will have no obligation to settle such exercise unless a registration statement under the Securities Act covering the issuance of the shares of Class A common issuable upon exercise of the Warrants is then effective and a current prospectus relating to those shares of Class A common stock is available, subject to the Company satisfying its obligations with respect to registration. No Warrant will be exercisable for cash or on a cashless basis, and the Company will not be obligated to issue any shares to holders seeking to exercise their Warrants, unless the issuance of the shares upon such exercise is registered or qualified under the securities laws of the state of the exercising holder, or an exemption from registration is available.

The Company has agreed that as soon as practicable, but in no event later than 15 business days after the closing of a Business Combination, the Company will use its best efforts to file with the SEC, and within 60 business days following a Business Combination to have declared effective, a registration statement covering the issuance of the shares of Class A common stock issuable upon exercise of the Warrants and to maintain a current prospectus relating to those shares of Class A common stock until the Warrants expire or are redeemed. Notwithstanding the above, 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 it satisfies the definition of a “covered security” under Section 18(b)(1) of the Securities Act, the Company may, at its option, require holders of the Warrants who exercise their Warrants to do so on a “cashless basis” in accordance with Section 3(a)(9) of the Securities Act and, in the event the Company so elects, the Company will not be required to file or maintain in effect a registration statement, but will use its reasonable best efforts to qualify the shares of Class A common stock under applicable blue sky laws to the extent an exemption is not available.

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

in whole and not in part;
at a price of $0.01 per Public Warrant;
upon not less than thirty (30) days' prior written notice of redemption;
if, and only if, the reported last sale price of the Company’s common stock equals or exceeds $18.00 per share for any twenty (20) trading days within a thirty (30)-trading day period ending on the third business day prior to the notice of redemption to the Public Warrant holders; and
if, and only if, there is a current registration statement in effect with respect to the shares of common stock underlying the Warrants.

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

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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 Public warrant agreement. The exercise price and number of shares of Class A common stock issuable upon exercise of the Public Warrants may be adjusted in certain circumstances including in the event of a stock dividend, or recapitalization, reorganization, merger or consolidation. However, the Public 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 Public Warrants. If the Company is unable to complete a Business Combination within the Combination Window and the Company liquidates the funds held in the Trust Account, holders of Public Warrants will not receive any of such funds with respect to their Public Warrants, nor will they receive any distribution from the Company’s assets held outside of the Trust Account with the respect to such Public Warrants. Accordingly, the Public Warrants may expire worthless.

As of September 30, 2021, there were 32,600,000 Private Placement Warrants outstanding. There were 0 Private Placement Warrants outstanding as of December 31, 2020. The Private Placement Warrants are identical to the Public Warrants underlying the Units sold in the Initial Public Offering, 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 thirty (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. FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENTS

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

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

Level 1:

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

Level 2:

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

Level 3:

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

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CHURCHILL CAPITAL CORP VII

NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

SEPTEMBER 30, 2021

(UNAUDITED)

The following table presents information about the Company’s assets and liabilities that are measured at fair value on a recurring basis at September 30, 2021 and at Issuance (upon consummation of the IPO) and indicates the fair value hierarchy of the valuation inputs the Company utilized to determine such fair value:

At Issuance

    

    

September 30, 

    

February 11,

Description

Level

2021

 

2021

Assets:

 

  

 

  

Marketable securities held in Trust Account

 

1

$

1,380,089,526

$

1,380,000,000

Liabilities:

 

  

 

Warrant liability- Public Warrants

1

25,392,000

Warrant liability- Public Warrants

3

27,048,000

Warrant liability- Private Placement Warrants

 

3

30,644,000

32,600,000

The Warrants were accounted for as liabilities in accordance with ASC 815-40 and are measured at fair value at inception and on a recurring basis, with changes in fair value recorded in the statements of operations.

As of September 30, 2021, the Warrant Liability for Private Placement Warrants was valued using a modified Black-Scholes model, which is considered to be a Level 3 fair value measurement. At issuance, the Public Warrants were valued using a Monte Carlo simulation. Subsequent to the Public Warrants detachment from the Units, the Public Warrants are valued based on quoted market price, under ticker CVII. WS, which is a Level 1 fair value measurement.

The Monte Carlo simulation’s primary unobservable input utilized in determining the fair value of the Warrants is the probability of consummation of the Business Combination. The probability assigned to the consummation of the Business Combination was 80% which was estimated based on the observed success rates of business combinations for special purpose acquisition companies. The expected volatility as of the Initial Public Offering date was derived from observable public warrant pricing on comparable ‘blank-check’ companies without an identified target. The subsequent measurements of the Public Warrants after the detachment of the Public Warrants from the Units is classified as Level 1 due to the use of an observable market quote in an active market under the ticker CVII.WS.

At issuance the estimated fair value of the Private Placement Warrants was determined by a Monte Carlo simulation. As of September 30, 2021, the estimated fair value of the Private Placement Warrants was determined using a modified Black-Scholes model. The following are the significant inputs used in determining fair value:

As of

At Issuance

    

September 30, 2021

    

February 11, 2021

Exercise price

$

11.50

 

$

11.50

Stock price

$

9.72

$

9.81

Volatility

 

15.3

%

 

19.25

%  

Probability of completing a Business Combination

 

80

%

 

80

%  

Term

 

5.27

 

5.25

Risk-free rate

 

1.14

%

 

0.69

%  

Dividend yield

 

0.0

%

 

0.0

%  

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CHURCHILL CAPITAL CORP VII

NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

SEPTEMBER 30, 2021

(UNAUDITED)

The following table presents the changes in the fair value of Level 3 warrant liabilities:

    

Public Warrants

    

Private Placement Warrants

    

Warrant Liabilities

Warrant liabilities at February 17, 2021 (IPO)

$

0

$

0

$

0

Issuance of Public and Private Warrants

27,048,000

32,600,000

 

59,648,000

Change in fair value of warrant liabilities

2,484,000

3,586,000

6,070,000

Fair value as of March 31, 2021

29,532,000

36,186,000

65,718,000

Change in fair value of warrant liabilities

8,832,000

11,410,000

20,242,000

Transfers to Level 1

(38,364,000)

(38,364,000)

Fair value as of June 30, 2021

$

$

47,596,000

$

47,596,000

Change in fair value of warrant liabilities

(16,952,000)

(16,952,000)

Fair value as of September 30, 2021

$

$

30,644,000

$

30,644,000

Transfers to/from Levels 1, 2 and 3 are recognized at the end of the reporting period in which a change in valuation technique or methodology occurs. The estimated fair value of the Public Warrants transferred from a Level 3 measurement to a Level 1 fair value measurement at the time of transfer during the nine months ended September 30, 2021 was $38,364,000.

NOTE 11. SUBSEQUENT EVENTS

The Company’s management has evaluated subsequent events and transactions that occurred after the balance sheet date up to the date that the condensed 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 condensed financial statements.

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

References in this report (the “Quarterly Report”) to “we,” “us” or the “Company” refer to Churchill Capital Corp VII. References to our “management” or our “management team” refer to our officers and directors, and references to the “Sponsor” refer to Churchill Sponsor VII LLC. The following discussion and analysis of the Company’s financial condition and results of operations should be read in conjunction with the financial statements and the notes thereto contained elsewhere in this Quarterly Report. Certain information contained in the discussion and analysis set forth below includes forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties.

Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This Quarterly Report includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Exchange Act that are not historical facts and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expected and projected. All statements, other than statements of historical fact included in this Form 10-Q including, without limitation, statements in this “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” regarding the completion of the Proposed Business Combination (as defined below), the Company’s financial position, business strategy and the plans and objectives of management for future operations, are forward-looking statements. Words such as “expect,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “estimate,” “seek” and variations and similar words and expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements relate to future events or future performance, but reflect management’s current beliefs, based on information currently available. A number of factors could cause actual events, performance or results to differ materially from the events, performance and results discussed in the forward-looking statements, including that the conditions of the Proposed Business Combination are not satisfied. For information identifying important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements, please refer to the Risk Factors section of the Company’s Prospectus dated February 16, 2021 as filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). The Company’s securities filings can be accessed on the EDGAR section of the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Except as expressly required by applicable securities law, the Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

This Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations has been amended and restated to give effect to the restatement of our financial statements as of March 31, 2021 and June 30, 2021 discussed in Note 2 to the condensed financial statements included in item 1. Management identified errors made in its historical financial statements where, at the closing of our Initial Public Offering, we improperly valued our Class A common stock subject to possible redemption. We previously determined the Class A common stock subject to possible redemption to be equal to the redemption value of $10.00 per share of Class A common stock while also taking into consideration a redemption cannot result in net tangible assets being less than $5,000,001. Management determined that the Class A common stock issued during the Initial Public Offering can be redeemed or become redeemable subject to the occurrence of future events considered outside of the Company’s control. Therefore, management concluded that the redemption value should include all Class A common stock subject to possible redemption, resulting in the Class A common stock subject to possible redemption being equal to its redemption value. As a result, management has noted a classification error related to temporary equity and permanent equity. This resulted in a restatement to the initial carrying value of the Class A common stock subject to possible redemption with the offset recorded to additional paid-in capital (to the extent available), accumulated deficit and Class A common stock.

Overview

We are a blank check company formed under the laws of the State of Delaware on for the purpose of effecting a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, recapitalization, reorganization or other similar business combination with one or more businesses or entities. We intend to effectuate our Business Combination using cash from the proceeds of the Initial Public Offering and the sale of the Private Placement Warrants, our capital stock, debt or a combination of cash, stock and debt.

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We expect to continue to incur significant costs in the pursuit of our acquisition plans. We cannot assure you that our plans to complete a Business Combination will be successful.

Results of Operations

We have neither engaged in any operations nor generated any revenues to date. Our only activities through September 30, 2021 were organizational activities, those necessary to prepare for the Initial Public Offering, described below, and identifying a target for our Business Combination. We do not expect to generate any operating revenues until after the completion of our Business Combination. We generate non-operating income in the form of interest income on marketable securities 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 September 30, 2021, we had net income of $29,531,665, which consists of a change in fair value of warrant liabilities of $29,924,000, interest earned on marketable securities held in the Trust Account of $68,391 and an unrealized gain on marketable securities held in our Trust Account of $36,974, offset by operating costs of $497,700.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2021, we had net income of $701,952, which consists of a change in fair value of warrant liabilities of $3,612,000 and interest earned on marketable securities held in the Trust Account of $116,513, offset by an unrealized loss on marketable securities held in our Trust Account of $26,987, transaction costs of $1,396,743 and operating costs of $1,602,831.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

On February 17, 2021, we consummated the Initial Public Offering of 138,000,000 Units at a price of $10.00 per Unit, which includes the full exercise by the underwriters of the over-allotment option, at $10.00 per Unit, generating gross proceeds of $1,380,000,000. Simultaneously with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, we consummated the sale of 32,600,000 Private Placement Warrants to the Sponsor at a price of $1.00 per warrant, generating gross proceeds of $32,600,000.

Following the Initial Public Offering, the exercise of the over-allotment option and the sale of the Private Placement Warrants, a total of $1,380,000,000 was placed in the Trust Account. We incurred $73,525,233 in transaction costs, including $24,500,000 of underwriting fees, net of $3,100,000 reimbursed from the underwriters, $48,300,000 of deferred underwriting fees and $725,223 of other costs.

As of September 30, 2021, we had cash and marketable securities held in the Trust Account of $1,380,089,526 (including $89,526 of interest income, net of unrealized losses) consisting of U.S. Treasury Bills with a maturity of 185 days or less. Interest income on the balance in the Trust Account may be used by us to pay taxes.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2021, cash used in operating activities was $2,798,370. Net income of $701,952 was affected by a change in fair value of warrant liabilities of $3,612,000, interest earned on marketable securities held in the Trust Account of $116,513, unrealized losses on marketable securities held in our Trust Account of $26,987 and offering costs allocable to warrant liabilities of $1,396,743. Changes in operating assets and liabilities used $1,195,539 of cash for operating activities.

We intend to use substantially all of the funds held in the Trust Account, including any amounts representing interest earned on the Trust Account (less deferred underwriting commissions and income taxes payable), to complete our Business Combination. To the extent that our capital stock or debt is used, in whole or in part, as consideration to complete our Business Combination, the remaining proceeds held in the Trust Account will be used as working capital to finance the operations of the target business or businesses, make other acquisitions and pursue our growth strategies.

As of September 30, 2021, we had cash of $4,601,407. We intend to use the funds held outside the Trust Account primarily to identify and evaluate target businesses, perform business due diligence on prospective target businesses, travel to and

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from the offices, plants or similar locations of prospective target businesses or their representatives or owners, review corporate documents and material agreements of prospective target businesses, and structure, negotiate and complete a Business Combination.

In order to fund working capital deficiencies or finance transaction costs in connection with a Business Combination, the initial stockholders or their affiliates may, but are not obligated to, loan us funds as may be required. If we complete a Business Combination, we would repay such loaned amounts. In the event that a Business Combination does not close, we may use a portion of the working capital held outside the Trust Account to repay such loaned amounts but no proceeds from our Trust Account would be used for such repayment. Up to $1,500,000 of such loans may be convertible into warrants identical to the Private Placement Warrants, at a price of $1.00 per warrant at the option of the lender.

We do not believe we will need to raise additional funds in order to meet the expenditures required for operating our business. However, if our estimate of the costs of identifying a target business, undertaking in-depth due diligence and negotiating a Business Combination are less than the actual amount necessary to do so, we may have insufficient funds available to operate our business prior to our Business Combination. Moreover, we may need to obtain additional financing either to complete our Business Combination or because we become obligated to redeem a significant number of our Public Shares upon consummation of our Business Combination, in which case we may issue additional securities or incur debt in connection with such Business Combination.

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

We did not have any off-balance sheet arrangements as of September 30, 2021.

Contractual Obligations

The Company agreed, commencing on February 11, 2021 through the earlier of the Company’s consummation of a Business Combination and its liquidation, to pay an affiliate of the Sponsor a total of $50,000 per month for office space, administrative and support services.

The underwriters are entitled to a deferred fee of $0.35 per Unit, or $48,300,000 in the aggregate. The deferred fee will be waived by the underwriters in the event that the Company does not complete a Business Combination, subject to the terms of the underwriting agreement.

Critical Accounting Policies

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

Class A Common Stock Subject to Possible Redemption

We account for our Class A common stock subject to possible conversion in accordance with the guidance in Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 480 “Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity.” Shares of Class A common stock subject to mandatory redemption is classified as a liability instrument and 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 our control) is classified as temporary equity. At all other times, common stock is classified as stockholders’ equity. Our Class A common stock features certain redemption rights that are considered to be outside of our control and subject to occurrence of uncertain future events. Accordingly, Class A common stock subject to possible redemption is presented at redemption value as temporary equity, outside of the stockholders’ equity section of our condensed balance sheets.

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Warrant Liabilities

The Company accounts for the Warrants in accordance with the guidance contained in ASC 815-40-15-7D and 7F under which the Warrants do not meet the criteria for equity treatment and must be recorded as liabilities. Accordingly, the Company classifies the Warrants as liabilities at their fair value and adjusts the Warrants to fair value at each reporting period. This liability is subject to re-measurement at each balance sheet date until exercised, and any change in fair value is recognized in our statements of operations. The Public Warrants and Private Placement Warrants for periods where no observable traded price was available are valued using a Monte Carlo simulation and a modified Black-Scholes model, respectively. For periods subsequent to the detachment of the Public Warrants from the Units, the Public Warrant quoted market price was used as the fair value as of each relevant date.

Net Income (Loss) Per Common Share

Net income (loss) per common share is computed by dividing net income (loss) by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the period. We apply the two-class method in calculating net income (loss) per common share. Accretion associated with the redeemable shares of Class A common stock is excluded from net income (loss) per common share as the redemption value approximates fair value.

Recent Accounting Standards

In August 2020, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 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) (“ASU 2020-06”) to simplify accounting for certain financial instruments. ASU 2020-06 eliminates the current models that require separation of beneficial conversion and cash conversion features from convertible instruments and simplifies the derivative scope exception guidance pertaining to equity classification of contracts in an entity’s own equity. The new standard also introduces additional disclosures for convertible debt and freestanding instruments that are indexed to and settled in an entity’s own equity. ASU 2020-06 amends the diluted earnings per share guidance, including the requirement to use the if-converted method for all convertible instruments. ASU 2020-06 is effective January 1, 2022 and should be applied on a full or modified retrospective basis, with early adoption permitted beginning on January 1, 2021. We adopted ASU 2020-06 on January 1, 2021. The adoption of ASU 2020-06 did not have an impact on our financial statements.

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

Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

Not required for smaller reporting companies.

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.

As required by Rules 13a-15 and 15d-15 under the Exchange Act, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer carried out an evaluation of the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures as of September 30, 2021. Based on this evaluation, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer have concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures were not effective, due solely to the material weakness in our internal control over financial reporting related to the Company’s accounting for complex financial instruments. As a result, we performed

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additional analysis as deemed necessary to ensure that our financial statements were prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles. Accordingly, management believes that the financial statements included in this Form 10-Q present fairly in all material respects our financial position, results of operations and cash flows for the period presented.

Management intends to implement remediation steps to improve our disclosure controls and procedures and our internal control over financial reporting. Specifically, we intend to expand and improve our review process for complex securities and related accounting standards. We plan to further improve this process by enhancing access to accounting literature, identification of third-party professionals with whom to consult regarding complex accounting applications and consideration of additional staff with the requisite experience and training to supplement existing accounting professionals.

Changes in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

There were no changes in our internal control over financial reporting (as such term is defined in Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f) of the Exchange Act) during the most recent fiscal quarter that have materially affected, or are 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

Factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those in this Quarterly Report are any of the risks described in the Company’s Prospectus filed on February 16, 2021 with the SEC (the “IPO Prospectus”). Any of these factors could result in a significant or material adverse effect on our results of operations or financial condition. Additional risk factors not presently known to us or that we currently deem immaterial may also impair our business or results of operations. As of the date of this Quarterly Report, except as disclosed below, there have been no material changes to the risk factors disclosed in the IPO Prospectus.

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

On April 12, 2021, the SEC Warrant Accounting Statement discussing the accounting implications of certain terms that are common in warrants issued by special purpose acquisition companies was released. In light of the SEC Warrant Accounting Statement and guidance in Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 815-40, “Derivatives and Hedging — Contracts in Entity’s Own Equity”, our management evaluated the terms of the warrant agreement entered into in connection with the Initial Public Offering and concluded that our warrants include provisions that, based on the SEC Warrant Accounting Statement, preclude our warrants from being classified as components of equity. As a result, we have classified our warrants as liabilities. Under this accounting treatment, we are required to measure the fair value of our warrants at the end of each reporting period and recognize changes in the fair value from the prior period in our operating results for the current period. 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 our control. We expect that we will recognize non-cash gains or losses due to the quarterly fair valuation of our warrants and that such gains or losses could be material.

In connection with the recent restatement of our financial statements, our management has concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures were not effective as of September 30, 2021 due to a material weakness in internal control over financial reporting solely related to our accounting for complex financial instruments. If we are unable to maintain an effective system of disclosure controls and procedures and internal control over financial reporting, we may not be able to accurately report our financial results in a timely manner, which may adversely affect investor confidence in us and materially and adversely affect our business and financial results.

After consultation with our independent registered public accounting firm and our management team, our audit committee concluded that it was appropriate to restate our previously issued audited balance sheet as of February 17, 2021 and our financial statements included in the Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2021, and June 30, 2021. As part of such process, we identified a material weakness in our internal control over financial reporting, solely related to our accounting for complex financial instruments.

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 and corrected on a timely basis. Effective internal controls are necessary for us to provide reliable financial reports and prevent fraud. We expect to take steps to remediate the material weakness, but there is no assurance that any remediation efforts will ultimately have the intended effects.

If we identify any new material weaknesses in the future, any such newly identified material weakness could limit our ability to prevent or detect a misstatement of our accounts or disclosures that could result in a material misstatement of our annual or interim financial statements. In such case, we may be unable to maintain compliance with securities law requirements regarding timely filing of periodic reports in addition to applicable stock exchange listing requirements,

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investors may lose confidence in our financial reporting and our stock price may decline as a result. We cannot assure you that the measures we have taken to date, or any measures we may take in the future, will be sufficient to avoid potential future material weaknesses.

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

On February 17, 2021, we consummated the Initial Public Offering of 138,000,000 Units. The Units were sold at an offering price of $10.00 per unit, generating total gross proceeds of $1,380,000,000. The securities in the offering were registered under the Securities Act on registration statement on Form S-1 (No. 333-252006). The Securities and Exchange Commission declared the registration statement effective on February 11, 2021.

Simultaneous with the consummation of the Initial Public Offering, the Company consummated the sale of 32,600,000 warrants (the “Private Placement Warrants”) at a price of $1.00 per Private Placement Warrant in a private placement to Churchill Sponsor VII LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (the “Sponsor”), generating gross proceeds of $32,600,000. Each whole Private Warrant is exercisable to purchase one share of common stock at an exercise price of $11.50 per share. The issuance was made pursuant to the exemption from registration contained in Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act.

The Private Placement Warrants are identical to the warrants underlying the Units sold in the Initial Public Offering, except that the Private Placement Warrants are not transferable, assignable or salable until after the completion of a Business Combination, subject to certain limited exceptions.

Of the gross proceeds received from the Initial Public Offering and the sale of the Private Placement Warrants, an aggregate of $1,380,000,000 was placed in the Trust Account.

We incurred $73,525,223 of transaction costs, consisting of $24,500,000 of underwriting fees, which is net of $3,100,000 reimbursed fees from the underwriters, $48,300,000 of deferred underwriting discount and $725,223 of other offering costs. In addition, $5,758,933 of cash was held outside of the Trust Account and is available for working capital purposes.

For a description of the use of the proceeds generated in our Initial Public Offering, see Part I, Item 2 of this Form 10-Q.

Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities

None

Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures

None

Item 5. Other Information

None

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Item 6. Exhibits

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

No.

    

Description of Exhibit

31.1*

Certification of Principal Executive Officer Pursuant to Securities Exchange Act Rules 13a-14(a), as adopted Pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

31.2*

Certification of Principal Financial Officer Pursuant to Securities Exchange Act Rules 13a-14(a), as adopted Pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

32.1**

Certification of Principal Executive Officer Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted Pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

32.2**

Certification of Principal Financial Officer Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted Pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

101.INS

XBRL Instance Document - the instance document does not appear in the Interactive Data File because its XBRL tags are embedded within the Inline XBRL 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

Exhibit 104

Cover Page Interactive Data File (formatted as Inline XBRL as contained in Exhibit 101)

*

Filed herewith.

**

Furnished herewith.

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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.

CHURCHILL CAPITAL CORP VII

Date:

November 16, 2021

By:

/s/ Michael Klein

Name:

Michael Klein

Title:

Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman of the Board of Directors

(Principal Executive Officer)

Date:

November 16, 2021

By:

/s/ Jay Taragin

Name:

Jay Taragin

Title:

Chief Financial Officer

(Principal Executive Officer, Principal Accounting Officer and Financial Officer)

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