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CLRM Clarim Acquisition

Filed: 21 May 21, 8:35pm

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

(Mark One)

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

 

For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2021

 

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

 

For the transition period from                  to                

 

Clarim Acquisition Corp.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware 001-39954 85-3812991
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
 (Commission
File Number)
 (IRS Employer
Identification No.)

 

245 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1500

New York, NY 10016

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (917) 636-7925

 

Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

 

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

 

Title of each class Trading
Symbol(s)
 Name of each exchange on
which registered
Units, each consisting of one share of Class A Common Stock and one-third of one Redeemable Warrant CLRMU The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
     
Class A Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share CLRM The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
     
Warrants, each exercisable for one share Class A Common Stock for $11.50 per share CLRMW The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

☐  Large accelerated filer☐  Accelerated filer
☒  Non-accelerated filer☒  Smaller reporting company
 ☒  Emerging growth company

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act): Yes ☒   No ☐

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLARIM ACQUISITION CORP.

Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q

Table of Contents 

 

PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION1
   
Item 1.Financial Statements1
   
 Condensed Balance Sheets as of March 31, 2021 (unaudited) and December 31, 20201
   
 Unaudited Condensed Statement of Operations for the three months ended March 31, 20212
   
 Unaudited Condensed Statement of Changes in Stockholders’ Equity for the three months ended March 31, 20213
   
 Unaudited Condensed Statement of Cash Flows for the three months ended March 31, 20214
   
 Notes to Unaudited Condensed Financial Statements5
   
Item 2.Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations17
   
Item 3.Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk19
   
Item 4.Controls and Procedures19
  
PART II. OTHER INFORMATION20
   
Item 1.Legal Proceedings20
   
Item 1A.Risk Factors20
   
Item 2.Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds21
   
Item 3.Defaults Upon Senior Securities21
   
Item 4.Mine Safety Disclosures21
   
Item 5.Other Information21
   
Item 6.Exhibits22
  
SIGNATURES23

 

 

 

PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

CLARIM ACQUISITION CORP.

CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS

  March 31,
2021
  December 31,
2020
 
  (unaudited)    
Assets        
Current asset - Cash $721,945  $- 
Prepaid expenses  733,275   - 
Deferred offering costs  -   106,575 
Total current assets  1,455,220   106,575 
Cash and securities held in Trust Account  287,518,447   - 
Total Assets $288,973,667  $106,575 
         
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity        
Current liabilities:        
Accrued offering costs and expenses $26,075  $1,430 
Due to related party  3,000   - 
Promissory note - related party  442   81,575 
Total current liabilities  29,517   83,005 
Warrant liability  10,540,000   - 
Deferred underwriting discount  10,062,500   - 
Total liabilities  20,632,017   83,005 
         
Commitments and Contingencies        
Class A common stock subject to possible redemption, 26,334,164 shares and 0 shares at redemption value at March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively  263,341,640   - 
         
Stockholders’ Equity:        
Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value; 10,000,000 shares authorized; none issued and outstanding  -   - 
Class A common stock, $0.0001 par value; 320,000,000 shares authorized; 2,415,836 shares and 0 shares issued and outstanding (excluding 26,334,164 shares and 0 shares subject to possible redemption) at March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2020, respectively  242   - 
Class B common stock, $0.0001 par value; 20,000,000 shares authorized; 7,187,500 and 7,187,500 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively  719   719 
Additional paid-in capital  1,677,831   24,281 
Retained earnings (accumulated deficit)  3,321,218   (1,430)
Total stockholders’ equity  5,000,010   23,570 
Total Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity $288,973,667  $106,575 

 

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

 

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CLARIM ACQUISITION CORP.

UNAUDITED CONDENSED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS

 

  For the Three
Months Ended
March 31,
2021
 
Operating costs $184,082 
Loss from operations  (184,082)
     
Other income (expense)    
Unrealized gain on change in fair value of warrants  4,018,333 
Bank interest income  9 
Trust interest income  18,447 
Warrant issuance costs  (530,059)
Total other income  3,506,730 
     
Net income $3,322,648 
     
Basic and diluted weighted average shares outstanding, common stock subject to redemption  16,433,702 
Basic and diluted net income per share $- 
     
Basic and diluted weighted average shares outstanding, common stock  8,962,131 
Basic and diluted net income per share $0.37 

 

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

 

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CLARIM ACQUISITION CORP.

UNAUDITED CONDENSED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

  Class A Common Stock  Class B Common Stock  Additional
Paid-in
  Retained  Total Stockholders' 
  Shares  Amount  Shares  Amount  Capital  Earnings  Equity 
Balance as of December 31, 2020  -  $-   7,187,500  $719  $24,281  $(1,430) $23,570 
Sale of 25,000,000 Units through IPO  25,000,000   2,500   -   -   249,997,500   -   250,000,000 
Sale of 3,750,000 Units on through over-allotment  3,750,000   375   -   -   37,499,625   -   37,500,000 
Sale of 5,166,667 Private Placement Warrants  -   -   -   -   7,750,000   -   7,750,000 
Underwriting fee  -   -   -   -   (5,750,000)  -   (5,750,000)
Deferred underwriting fee  -   -   -   -   (10,062,500)  -   (10,062,500)
Offering costs charged to the stockholders’ equity  -   -   -   -   (413,794)  -   (413,794)
Initial classification of warrant liability  -   -   -   -   (14,558,333)  -   (14,558,333)
Reclassification of offering costs related to warrants  -   -   -   -   530,059   -   530,059 
Net income  -   -   -   -   -   3,322,648   3,322,648 
Change in Class A common stock subject to possible redemption  (26,334,164)  (2,633)  -   -   (263,339,007)  -   (263,341,640)
                             
Balance as of March 31, 2021  2,415,836  $242   7,187,500  $719  $1,677,831  $3,321,218  $5,000,010 

 

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

 

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CLARIM ACQUISITION CORP.

UNAUDITED CONDENSED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS

 

  For the three months ended March 31, 2021 
    
Cash flows from Operating Activities:   
Net income $3,322,648 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash used in operating activities:    
Warrant issuance costs  530,059 
Decrease in fair value of warrants  (4,018,333)
Interest earned on cash and marketable securities held in Trust Account  (18,447)
Changes in current assets and current liabilities:    
Prepaid expenses  (733,275)
Accrued offering costs and expenses  162,587 
Due to related party  3,000 
Net cash used in operating activities  (751,761)
     
Cash Flows from Investing Activities:    
Investment in Trust Account  (287,500,000)
Net cash used in investing activities  (287,500,000)
     
Cash flows from Financing Activities:    
Proceeds from Initial Public Offering, net of underwriters’ fees  281,750,000 
Proceeds from private placement warrants  7,750,000 
Repayment of promissory note to related party  (112,500)
Payments of offering costs  (413,794)
Net cash provided by financing activities  288,973,706 
     
Net change in cash  721,945 
Cash, beginning of the period  - 
Cash, end of the period $721,945 
     
Supplemental disclosure of noncash investing and financing activities:    
Deferred underwriting commissions charged to additional paid in capital $10,062,500 
Initial value of Class A common stock subject to possible redemption $259,479,510 
Change in value of Class A common stock subject to possible redemption $3,862,130 
Deferred offering costs paid by Sponsor loan $31,367 
Initial classification of warrant liability at issuance $14,558,333 

 

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

 

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CLARIM ACQUISITION CORP.
NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

Note 1 — Organization and Business Operations

 

Organization and General

 

Clarim Acquisition Corp. (the “Company”) is a newly organized blank check company incorporated as a Delaware corporation on November 4, 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 one or more businesses (“Business Combination”). The Company has not selected any specific Business Combination target and the Company has not, nor has anyone on its behalf, initiated any substantive discussions, directly or indirectly, with any business combination target with respect to the Business Combination.

 

The Company has selected December 31 as its fiscal year end. 

 

As of March 31, 2021, the Company had not commenced any operations. All activity for the period from November 4, 2020 (inception) through March 31, 2021 relates to the Company’s formation and the initial public offering (“IPO”), which is described below, and, since the closing of the IPO, the search for a prospective initial Business Combination. The Company will not generate any operating revenues until after the completion of its initial Business Combination, at the earliest. The Company will generate non-operating income in the form of interest income on cash and cash equivalents from the proceeds derived from the IPO, incur reasonable business expenses to affect a business combination and will recognize changes in the fair value of warrant liability as other income (expense).

 

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

 

Financing

 

The registration statement for the Company’s IPO was declared effective on January 28, 2021 (the “Effective Date”). On February 2, 2021, the Company consummated the IPO of 28,750,000 units, including 3,750,000 units pursuant to the exercise of the underwriters’ over-allotment option in full, (the “Units” and, with respect to the shares of common stock included in the Units being offered, the “Public Shares”), at $10.00 per Unit, generating gross proceeds of $287,500,000, which is discussed in Note 4 and Note 7.

 

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

 

Transaction costs amounted to $16,226,294 consisting of $5,750,000 of underwriting discount, $10,062,500 of deferred underwriting fees, and $413,794 of other offering costs.

 

Trust Account

 

Following the closing of the IPO on February 2, 2021, $287,500,000 ($10.00 per Unit) from the net proceeds of the sale of the Units in the IPO and the sale of the Private Placement Warrants was placed in a Trust Account, which may only be invested in U.S. “government securities”, within the meaning of Section 2(a)(16) of the Investment Company Act, having a maturity of 185 days or less or in money market funds meeting certain conditions of Rule 2a-7 promulgated under the Investment Company Act, which invest only in direct U.S. government treasury obligations. Except with respect to interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account that may be released to the Company to pay its tax obligations, the proceeds from the IPO and the sale of the Private Placement Warrants will not be released from the Trust Account until the earliest to occur of: (a) the completion of the Company’s initial Business Combination, (b) the redemption of any shares of the Company’s Class A common stock sold in the IPO (the “public shares”) properly submitted in connection with a stockholder vote to amend the Company’s amended and restated certificate of incorporation (i) to modify the substance or timing of the Company’s obligation to provide for the redemption of the public shares in connection with the initial Business Combination or to redeem 100% of the Company’s public shares if it does not complete its initial Business Combination within 24 months from the closing of the IPO (the “Combination Period”) or (ii) with respect to any other material provisions relating to stockholders’ rights or pre-initial Business Combination activity, and (c) the redemption of the Company’s public shares if the Company is unable to complete the initial Business Combination within the Combination Period, subject to applicable law. The proceeds deposited in the Trust Account could become subject to the claims of the Company’s creditors which would have priority over the claims of the Company’s public stockholders.

 

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Initial Business Combination

 

The Company’s Business Combination must be with one or more target businesses that together have a fair market value equal to at least 80% of the net balance in the Trust Account (excluding the amount of deferred underwriting discounts held and taxes payable on the income earned on the Trust Account) at the time of the signing an agreement to enter into a Business Combination. However, the Company will only complete a Business Combination if the post-Business Combination company owns or acquires 50% or more of the outstanding voting securities of the target or otherwise acquires a controlling interest in the target sufficient for it not to be required to register as an investment company under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the “Investment Company Act”). There is no assurance that the Company will be able to successfully effect a Business Combination.

 

The Company will provide its public stockholders with the opportunity to redeem all or a portion of their public shares upon the completion of the initial Business Combination either (i) in connection with a stockholder meeting called to approve the initial Business Combination or (ii) without a stockholder vote by means of a tender offer. The decision as to whether the Company will seek stockholder approval of a proposed initial Business Combination or conduct a tender offer will be made by the Company, solely in its discretion. The stockholders will be entitled to redeem their shares for a pro rata share of the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account (initially approximately $10.00 per share, plus any pro rata interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account and not previously released to the Company to pay its tax obligations).

 

The shares of common stock subject to redemption will be recorded at a redemption value and classified as temporary equity upon the completion of the IPO, in accordance with Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 480 “Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity.” In such case, the Company will proceed with a Business Combination if the Company has net tangible assets of at least $5,000,001 upon such consummation of a Business Combination and, if the Company seeks stockholder approval, a majority of the issued and outstanding shares voted are voted in favor of the Business Combination.

 

If the Company is unable to complete its initial Business Combination within the Combination Period, the Company will: (i) cease all operations except for the purpose of winding up, (ii) as promptly as reasonably possible but not more than ten business days thereafter, redeem the public shares, at a per-share price, payable in cash, equal to the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account, including interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account and not previously released to the Company to pay its taxes (less up to $100,000 of interest to pay dissolution expenses), divided by the number of then outstanding public shares, which redemption will completely extinguish public stockholders’ rights as stockholders (including the right to receive further liquidating distributions, if any), and (iii) as promptly as reasonably possible following such redemption, subject to the approval of the Company’s remaining stockholders and board of directors, liquidate and dissolve, 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.

 

The sponsor, officers and directors have agreed to (i) waive their redemption rights with respect to their shares of the Company’s Class B common stock and shares of Class A common stock issued upon conversion thereof (the “founder shares”) and public shares in connection with the completion of the initial Business Combination, (ii) waive their redemption rights with respect to their founder shares and public shares in connection with a stockholder vote to approve an amendment to the Company’s amended and restated certificate of incorporation (A) to modify the substance or timing of the Company’s obligation to provide for the redemption of the public shares in connection with an initial Business Combination or to redeem 100% of the public shares if the Company does not complete the initial Business Combination within the Combination Period or (B) with respect to any other material provisions relating to stockholder’s rights or pre-initial Business Combination activity, (iii) waive their rights to liquidating distributions from the Trust Account with respect to their founder shares if the Company fails to complete the initial Business Combination within the Combination Period, and (iv) vote any founder shares held by them and any public shares purchased during or after the Proposed Public Offering (including in open market and privately-negotiated transactions) in favor of the Company’s initial Business Combination.

 

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The Company’s Sponsor has agreed that it will be liable to the Company if and to the extent any claims by a third party for services rendered or products sold to the Company, or a prospective target business with which the Company has entered into a written letter of intent, confidentiality or similar agreement or Business Combination agreement, reduce the amount of funds in the Trust Account to below the lesser of (i) $10.00 per public share and (ii) the actual amount per public share held in the Trust Account as of the date of the liquidation of the Trust Account, if less than $10.00 per share due to reductions in the value of the trust assets, less taxes payable, provided that such liability will not apply to any claims by a third party or prospective target business who executed a waiver of any and all rights to the monies held in the Trust Account (whether or not such waiver is enforceable), nor will it apply to any claims under the Company’s indemnity of the underwriters of the IPO against certain liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act. However, the Company has not asked its Sponsor to reserve for such indemnification obligations, nor has the Company independently verified whether its Sponsor has sufficient funds to satisfy its indemnity obligations and believe that the Company’s Sponsor’s only assets are securities of the Company. Therefore, the Company cannot assure that its Sponsor would be able to satisfy those obligations.

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

As of March 31, 2021, the Company had approximately $0.7 million in its operating bank account, and working capital of approximately $1.4 million.

 

Prior to the completion of the Initial Public Offering, the Company’s liquidity needs had been satisfied through a payment from the Sponsor of $25,000 (see Note 6) for the Founder Shares to cover certain offering costs, and the loan under an unsecured promissory note from the Sponsor of $112,942 (see Note 6). The Company fully paid the note to the Sponsor on February 11, 2021. Subsequent to the consummation of the Initial Public Offering and Private Placement, the Company’s liquidity needs have been satisfied through the proceeds from the consummation of the Private Placement not held in the Trust Account.

 

In addition, in order to finance transaction costs in connection with a Business Combination, the Company’s Sponsor or an affiliate of the Sponsor or certain of the Company’s officers and directors may, but are not obligated to, provide the Company Working Capital Loans, as defined below (see Note 6). To date, there were no amounts outstanding under any Working Capital Loans.

 

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

 

Note 2 — Restatement of Previously Issued Financial Statements

 

On April 12, 2021, the Staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission together issued a statement regarding the accounting and reporting considerations for warrants issued by special purpose acquisition companies entitled "Staff Statement on Accounting and Reporting Considerations for Warrants Issued by Special Purpose Acquisition Companies ("SPACs")" (the "SEC Statement"). Specifically, the SEC Statement focused on certain settlement terms and provisions related to certain tender offers following a Business Combination, which terms are similar to those contained in the warrant agreement, dated as of January 28, 2021, between the Company and Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, a New York corporation, as warrant agent (the "Warrant Agreement"). As a result of the SEC Statement, the Company reevaluated the accounting treatment of (i) the 9,583,333 Public Warrants and (ii) the 5,166,667 Private Placement Warrants (See Note 4 and Note 5). The Company previously accounted for all Warrants as components of equity.

 

In further consideration of the guidance in Accounting Standards Codification ("ASC") 815-40, Derivatives and Hedging; Contracts in Entity's Own Equity, the Company concluded that a provision in the Warrant Agreement related to certain tender or exchange offers precludes the Warrants from being accounted for as components of equity. As the Warrants meet the definition of a derivative as contemplated in ASC 815, the Warrants should be recorded as derivative liabilities on the Balance Sheet and measured at fair value at inception (on the date of the IPO) and at each reporting date in accordance with ASC 820, Fair Value Measurement, with changes in fair value recognized in the statement of operations in the period of change.

 

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After discussion with the Company's independent registered public accounting firm, the Company's management and the audit committee of the Company's Board of Directors concluded that it is appropriate to restate the Company's previously issued audited balance sheet as of February 2, 2021 as previously reported on its Form 8-K. The restated classification and reported values of the Warrants, and the allocation of offering costs, as accounted for under ASC 815-40 are included in the financial statements herein.

 

The following tables summarize the effect of the restatement on each balance sheet line item as of the date:

 

  As Previously Reported  Adjustment  As Restated 
Balance Sheet at February 2, 2021         
Warrant Liability $-  $14,558,333  $14,558,333 
Class A common stock subject to possible redemption  274,037,840   (14,558,330)  259,479,510 
Class A common stock  135   145   280 
Additional paid-in capital  5,010,012   529,911   5,539,923 
Accumulated deficit $(10,861) $(530,059) $(540,920)

 

Note 3 — Significant Accounting Policies

 

Basis of Presentation

 

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

 

The accompanying unaudited condensed financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited financial statements and notes thereto included in the Form 8-K and the final prospectus filed by the Company with the SEC on February 8, 2021 and February 1, 2021, respectively.

 

Emerging Growth Company Status

 

The Company is an “emerging growth company,” as defined in Section 2(a) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, (the “Securities Act”), as modified by the Jumpstart our Business Startups Act of 2012, (the “JOBS Act”), and it may take advantage of certain exemptions from various reporting requirements that are applicable to other public companies that are not emerging growth companies including, but not limited to, not being required to comply with the auditor attestation requirements of Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, reduced disclosure obligations regarding executive compensation in its periodic reports and proxy statements, and exemptions from the requirements of holding a nonbinding advisory vote on executive compensation and stockholder approval of any golden parachute payments not previously approved.

 

Further, Section 102(b)(1) of the JOBS Act exempts emerging growth companies from being required to comply with new or revised financial accounting standards until private companies (that is, those that have not had a Securities Act registration statement declared effective or do not have a class of securities registered under the Exchange Act) are required to comply with the new or revised financial accounting standards. The JOBS Act provides that a company can elect to opt out of the extended transition period and comply with the requirements that apply to non-emerging growth companies but any such election to opt out is irrevocable. The Company has elected not to opt out of such extended transition period which means that when a standard is issued or revised and it has different application dates for public or private companies, the Company, as an emerging growth company, can adopt the new or revised standard at the time private companies adopt the new or revised standard. This may make comparison of the Company’s financial statements with another public company which is neither an emerging growth company nor an emerging growth company which has opted out of using the extended transition period difficult or impossible because of the potential differences in accounting standards used.

 

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Use of Estimates

 

The preparation of these unaudited condensed financial statements in conformity with US GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the unaudited condensed financial statements. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

 

Cash and Cash Equivalents

 

The Company considers all short-term investments with an original maturity of three months or less when purchased to be cash equivalents. The Company did not have any cash equivalents as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020.

 

Cash and Securities Held in Trust Account

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Fair Value Measurements

 

The fair value of the Company’s assets and liabilities, which qualify as financial instruments under ASC Topic 820, “Fair Value Measurement,” approximates the carrying amounts represented in the accompanying balance sheet, primarily due to their short-term nature. Fair value is defined as the price that would be received for sale of an asset or paid for transfer of a liability, in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. GAAP establishes a three-tier fair value hierarchy, which prioritizes the inputs used in measuring fair value. The hierarchy gives the highest priority to unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities (Level 1 measurements) and the lowest priority to unobservable inputs (Level 3 measurements). These tiers include:

 

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

 

Level 2, defined as inputs other than quoted prices in active markets that are either directly or indirectly observable such as quoted prices for similar instruments in active markets or quoted prices for identical or similar instruments in markets that are not active; and

 

Level 3, defined as unobservable inputs in which little or no market data exists, therefore requiring an entity to develop its own assumptions, such as valuations derived from valuation techniques in which one or more significant inputs or significant value drivers are unobservable.

 

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

 

The fair value of the Company’s certain assets and liabilities, which qualify as financial instruments under ASC 820, “Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures,” approximates the carrying amounts represented in the balance sheet. The fair values of cash and cash equivalents, prepaid expenses, accounts payable and accrued expenses are estimated to approximate the carrying values as of March 31, 2021 due to the short maturities of such instruments.

 

The Company’s warrant liability for the private placement warrants is based on a valuation model utilizing management judgment and pricing inputs from observable and unobservable markets with less volume and transaction frequency than active markets. Significant deviations from these estimates and inputs could result in a material change in fair value. The fair value of the warrant liability is classified as level 3. See Note 7 for additional information on assets and liabilities measured at fair value.

 

Concentration of Credit Risk

 

Financial instruments that potentially subject the Company to concentrations of credit risk consist of a cash account in a financial institution, which, at times, may exceed the Federal Depository Insurance Coverage of $250,000. At March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, the Company has not experienced losses on this account and management believes the Company is not exposed to significant risks on such account.

 

Common Stock Subject to Possible Redemption

 

The Company accounts for its common stock subject to possible redemption in accordance with the guidance in Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 480 “Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity.” Common stock subject to mandatory redemption (if any) is classified as a liability instrument and is measured at fair value. Conditionally redeemable common stock (including common stock that feature redemption rights that are either within the control of the holder or subject to redemption upon the occurrence of uncertain events not solely within the Company’s control) is classified as temporary equity. At all other times, common stock is classified as stockholders’ equity. The Company’s common stock feature certain redemption rights that is considered to be outside of the Company’s control and subject to the occurrence of uncertain future events. Accordingly, 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 sheet.

 

Net Income Per Common Share

 

Net income per common share is computed by dividing net income by the weighted average number of common stock outstanding for each of the periods. The calculation of diluted income per common share does not consider the effect of the warrants issued in connection with the (i) IPO, (ii) exercise of overallotment and (iii) Private Placement since the exercise of the warrants are contingent upon the occurrence of future events and the inclusion of such warrants would be anti-dilutive. The warrants are exercisable to purchase 14,750,000 shares of common stock in the aggregate.

 

The Company’s statement of operations includes a presentation of income per share for common stock subject to possible redemption in a manner similar to the two-class method of loss per common share. Net income per common share, basic and diluted, for redeemable common stock is calculated by dividing the interest income earned on the Trust Account, by the weighted average number of redeemable common stock outstanding since original issuance. Net income per common share, basic and diluted, for non-redeemable common stock is calculated by dividing the net income, adjusted for income attributable to redeemable common stock, by the weighted average number of non-redeemable common stock outstanding for the periods. Non-redeemable common stock includes the founder shares as these common stock do not have any redemption features and do not participate in the income earned on the Trust Account.

 

  

For the Three Months Ended

March 31, 2021

 
Common stock subject to possible redemption    
Numerator: net income allocable to common stock subject to possible redemption    
Interest income on marketable securities held in trust $16,897 
Less: interest available to be withdrawn for payment of taxes  (16,897)
Net income allocable to common stock subject to possible redemption $- 
Denominator: Weighted average redeemable common stock     
Redeemable common stock, basic and diluted  16,433,702 
Basic and diluted net income per share, redeemable common stock $- 
     
Non-redeemable common stock    
Numerator: net income minus redeemable net earnings    
Net income $3,322,648 
Redeemable net earnings  - 
Non-redeemable net income $3,322,648 
Denominator: Weighted average non-redeemable basic and diluted weighted average shares outstanding, common stock  8,962,131 
Basic and diluted net income per share, common stock $0.37 

 

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Offering Costs associated with the Initial Public Offering

 

The Company complies with the requirements of the ASC 340-10-S99-1 and SEC Staff Accounting Bulletin (“SAB”) Topic 5A - “Expenses of Offering”. Offering costs consist principally of professional and registration fees incurred through the balance sheet date. Offering costs are allocated to the separable financial instruments issued in the IPO based on a relative fair value basis compared to total proceeds received. Offering costs associated with warrant liabilities is expensed, and offering costs associated with the Class A common stock are charged to the stockholders’ equity.

 

Derivative Financial Instruments

 

The Company evaluates its financial instruments to determine if such instruments are derivatives or contain features that qualify as embedded derivatives in accordance with ASC Topic 815, “Derivatives and Hedging”. Derivative instruments are recorded at fair value on the grant date and re-valued at each reporting date, with changes in the fair value reported in the statements of operations. Derivative assets and liabilities are classified on the balance sheet as current or non-current based on whether or not net-cash settlement or conversion of the instrument could be required within 12 months of the balance sheet date. The Company has determined the warrants are a derivative instrument.

 

FASB ASC 470-20, Debt with Conversion and Other Options addresses the allocation of proceeds from the issuance of convertible debt into its equity and debt components. The Company applies this guidance to allocate IPO proceeds from the Units between Class A common stock and warrants, using the residual method by allocating IPO proceeds first to fair value of the warrants and then the Class A common stock.

 

Income Taxes

 

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

 

ASC 740 also clarifies the accounting for uncertainty in income taxes recognized in an enterprise’s financial statements and prescribes a recognition threshold and measurement process for financial statement recognition and measurement of a tax position taken or expected to be taken in a tax return. For those benefits to be recognized, a tax position must be more-likely-than-not to be sustained upon examination by taxing authorities. ASC 740 also provides guidance on derecognition, classification, interest and penalties, accounting in interim period, disclosure and transition.

 

The Company recognizes accrued interest and penalties related to unrecognized tax benefits as income tax expense. There were no unrecognized tax benefits and no amounts accrued for interest and penalties as of March 31, 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 has identified the United States as its only “major” tax jurisdiction.

 

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

 

Risks and Uncertainties

 

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

 

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

 

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

 

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Note 4 — Initial Public Offering

 

Pursuant to the IPO on February 2, 2021, the Company sold 28,750,000 Units, including 3,750,000 Units pursuant to the exercise of the underwriters’ over-allotment option in full, at a purchase price of $10.00 per Unit. Each Unit consists of one share of Class A common stock and one-third of one redeemable warrant. Each whole warrant entitles the holder to purchase one share of Class A common stock at a price of $11.50 per share, subject to adjustment. Each warrant will become exercisable on the later of 30 days after the completion of the initial Business Combination or 12 months from the closing of the IPO and will expire five years after the completion of the initial Business Combination, or earlier upon redemption or liquidation.

 

Following the closing of the IPO on February 2, 2021, $287,500,000 ($10.00 per Unit) from the net proceeds of the sale of the Units in the IPO and the sale of the Private Placement Warrants was placed in a Trust Account, which may only be invested in U.S. “government securities”, within the meaning of Section 2(a)(16) of the Investment Company Act, having a maturity of 185 days or less or in money market funds meeting certain conditions of Rule 2a-7 promulgated under the Investment Company Act, which invest only in direct U.S. government treasury obligations.

 

Public Warrants 

 

Each whole warrant entitles the holder to purchase one share of the Company’s Class A common stock at a price of $11.50 per share, subject to adjustment as discussed herein. In addition, if (x) the Company issues additional shares of Class A common stock or equity-linked securities for capital raising purposes in connection with the closing of the initial Business Combination at an issue price or effective issue price of less than $9.20 per share of Class A common stock (with such issue price or effective issue price to be determined in good faith by the Company’s board of directors and, in the case of any such issuance to the Company’s Sponsor or its affiliates, without taking into account any founder shares held by the Sponsor or its affiliates, prior to such issuance) (the “Newly Issued Price”), (y) the aggregate gross proceeds from such issuances represent more than 60% of the total equity proceeds, and interest thereon, available for the funding of the initial Business Combination on the date of the consummation of the initial Business Combination (net of redemptions), and (z) the volume weighted average trading price of the Company’s common stock during the 20 trading day period starting on the trading day prior to the day on which the Company consummates the initial Business Combination (such price, the “Market Value”) is below $9.20 per share, the exercise price of the warrants will be adjusted (to the nearest cent) to be equal to 115% of the higher of the Market Value and the Newly Issued Price, the $18.00 per share redemption trigger price described adjacent to “Redemption of warrants when the price per share of Class A common stock equals or exceeds $18.00” will be adjusted (to the nearest cent) to be equal to 180% of the higher of the Market Value and the Newly Issued Price, and the $10.00 per share redemption trigger price described adjacent to the caption “Redemption of warrants when the price per share of Class A common Stock equals or exceeds $10.00” will be adjusted (to the nearest cent) to be equal to the higher of the Market Value and the Newly Issued Price.

 

The warrants will become exercisable on the later of 12 months from the closing of the IPO or 30 days after the completion of its initial Business Combination, and will expire five years after the completion of the Company’s initial Business Combination, at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, 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 warrant exercise unless a registration statement under the Securities Act with respect to the shares of Class A common stock underlying the warrants is then effective and a current prospectus relating thereto is current. No warrant will be exercisable and the Company will not be obligated to issue shares of Class A common stock upon exercise of a warrant unless Class A common stock issuable upon such warrant exercise has been registered, qualified or deemed to be exempt under the securities laws of the state of residence of the registered holder of the warrants. In no event will the Company be required to net cash settle any warrant. In the event that a registration statement is not effective for the exercised warrants, the purchaser of a unit containing such warrant will have paid the full purchase price for the unit solely for the share of Class A common stock underlying such unit.

 

Redemption of Warrants When the Price per Class A Common Stock Equals or Exceeds $18.00

 

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

 

 in whole and not in part;

 

 at a price of $0.01 per warrant;

   

 upon a minimum of 30 days’ prior written notice of redemption (the “30-day redemption period”); and

 

 if, and only if, the reported closing price of the Class A common stock equals or exceeds $18.00 per share for any 20 trading days within a 30-trading day period ending on the third trading day prior to the date on which the Company sends the notice of redemption to the warrant holders.

 

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Redemption of Warrants When the Price per Class A Common Stock Equals or Exceeds $10.00

 

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

 

 in whole and not in part;

 

 at $0.10 per warrant upon a minimum of 30 days’ prior written notice of redemption provided that holders will be able to exercise their warrants on a cashless basis prior to redemption and receive that number of shares determined based on the redemption date and the “fair market value” (as defined below) of the Class A common stock (as defined below);

   

 if, and only if, the closing price of Class A common stock equals or exceeds $10.00 per public share for any 20 trading days within the 30-trading day period ending three trading days before the Company sends notice of redemption to the warrant holders; and

 

 if the closing price of the Class A common stock for any 20 trading days within a 30-trading day period ending on the third trading days before the Company sends notice of redemption to the warrant holders is less than $18.00 per share, the Private Placement Warrants must also concurrently be called for redemption on the same terms as the outstanding Public Warrants, as described above.

 

If the Company calls the warrants for redemption as described above, the management will have the option to require all holders that wish to exercise warrants to do so on a cashless basis. In determining whether to require all holders to exercise their warrants on a cashless basis, the management will consider, among other factors, the Company’s cash position, the number of warrants that are outstanding and the dilutive effect on its stockholders of issuing the maximum number of shares of Class A common stock issuable upon the exercise of the warrants. In such event, each holder would pay the exercise price by surrendering the warrants for that number of shares of Class A common stock equal to the lesser of (A) the quotient obtained by dividing (x) the product of the number of shares of Class A common stock underlying the warrants multiplied by the excess of the “fair market value” (defined below) over the exercise price of the warrant by (y) the fair market value and (B) 0.361 per whole warrant. The “fair market value” shall mean the average reported closing price of the Class A common stock for the ten trading days ending on the third trading day prior to the date on which the notice of redemption is sent to the holders of warrants.

 

Note 5 — Private Placement

 

Simultaneously with the closing of the IPO, the Sponsor purchased an aggregate of 5,166,667 Private Placement Warrants at a price of $1.50 per Private Placement Warrant, for an aggregate purchase price of $7,750,000, in a private placement (the “Private Placement”).

 

Each Private Placement Warrant entitles the holder to purchase one share of the Class A common stock at a price of $11.50 per share. The Private Placement Warrants will be non-redeemable in certain circumstances so long as they are held by the Sponsor or its permitted transferees. The Private Placement Warrants may also be exercised by the Sponsor and its permitted transferees for cash or on a cashless basis. Otherwise, the Private Placement Warrants have terms and provisions that are identical to those of the warrants being sold as part of the Units in the IPO, including as to exercise price, exercisability and exercise period.

 

The Company’s Sponsor has agreed to (i) waive its redemption rights with respect to the founder shares and public shares in connection with the completion of the Company’s initial Business Combination, (ii) waive its redemption rights with respect to the founder shares and public shares in connection with a stockholder vote to approve an amendment to the Company’s amended and restated certificate of incorporation (A) to modify the substance or timing of the Company’s obligation to provide for the redemption of the Company’s public shares in connection with an initial Business Combination or to redeem 100% of the Company’s public shares if the Company does not complete its initial Business Combination within the Combination Period or (B) with respect to any other material provisions relating to stockholders’ rights or pre-initial Business Combination activity, (iii) waive its rights to liquidating distributions from the Trust Account with respect to the founder shares if the Company fails to complete its initial Business Combination within the Combination Period, although the Sponsor will be entitled to liquidating distributions from the Trust Account with respect to any public shares it holds if the Company fails to complete the initial Business Combination within the Combination Period, and (iv) vote any founder shares held by the Sponsor and any public shares purchased during or after the IPO (including in open market and privately-negotiated transactions) in favor of the Company’s initial Business Combination.

 

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Note 6 — Related Party Transactions

 

Founder Shares

 

In November 2020, the Company’s initial stockholders purchased an aggregate of 7,187,500 founder shares for a capital contribution of $25,000. The founder shares include an aggregate of up to 937,500 shares subject to forfeiture if the over-allotment option is not exercised by the underwriters in full. Because of the underwriters’ fully exercise of the over-allotment option on February 2, 2021, 937,500 shares are no longer subject to forfeiture.

 

With certain limited exceptions, the founder shares are not transferable, assignable or salable (except to the Company’s officers and directors and other persons or entities affiliated with the Sponsor, each of whom will be subject to the same transfer restrictions) until the earlier of (A) one year after the completion of the Company’s initial Business Combination or (B) subsequent to the Company’s initial Business Combination, (x) if the reported closing price of 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 20 trading days within any 30-trading day period commencing at least 150 days after the Company’s initial Business Combination or (y) the date, following the completion of the Company’s initial Business Combination, on which the Company completes a liquidation, merger, capital stock exchange, reorganization or other similar transaction 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.

 

Due to Related Party

 

The balance of $3,000 represents the travel reimbursement to the management.

 

Promissory Note — Related Party

 

The Company’s Sponsor has agreed to loan the Company an aggregate of up to $300,000 to be used for a portion of the expenses of the IPO. The loan is non-interest bearing, unsecured and due at the earlier of June 30, 2021 or the closing of the IPO. As of March 31, 2021, the Company had an outstanding balance of $442 under the promissory note.

 

Related Party Loans 

 

In order to finance transaction costs in connection with a Business Combination, the Sponsor or an affiliate of the Sponsor or certain of the Company’s officers and directors may, but are not obligated to, loan the Company funds as may be required (“Working Capital Loans”). If the Company completes a Business Combination, the Company would repay the Working Capital Loans out of the proceeds of the Trust Account released to the Company. Otherwise, the Working Capital Loans would be repaid only out of funds held outside the Trust Account. In the event that a Business Combination does not close, the Company may use a portion of the working capital held outside the Trust Account to repay the Working Capital Loans but no proceeds from the Trust Account would be used to repay the Working Capital Loans. Up to $1,500,000 of such Working Capital Loans may be convertible into warrants at a price of $1.50 per warrant at the option of the lender. The warrants would be identical to the Private Placement Warrants, including as to exercise price, exercisability and exercise period. As of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, the Company had no Working Capital Loans.

 

Administrative Service Fee

 

The Company has agreed to pay an affiliate of its Sponsor, commencing on January 28, 2021, a total of $10,000 per month for office space, utilities and secretarial and administrative support. Upon completion of the Company’s Business Combination or its liquidation, the Company will cease paying these monthly fees.

 

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Note 7 — Recurring Fair Value Measurements

 

Cash and Securities Held in Trust Account

 

As of March 31, 2021, investment in the Company’s Trust Account consisted of $522 in U.S. Money Market and $287,517,925 in U.S. Treasury Securities. The Company classifies its United States Treasury securities as held-to-maturity in accordance with FASB ASC 320 “Investments — Debt and Equity Securities”. Held-to-maturity treasury securities are recorded at amortized cost and adjusted for the amortization or accretion of premiums or discounts. The Company considers all investments with original maturities of more than three months but less than one year to be short-term investments. The carrying value approximates the fair value due to its short-term maturity. The carrying value, excluding gross unrealized holding loss and fair value of held to maturity securities on March 31, 2021 are as follows:

 

  Carrying
Value/Amortized
Cost
  Gross
Unrealized
Gains
  Gross
Unrealized
Losses
  Fair Value
as of
March 31, 2021
 
U.S. Money Market $522  $-  $-  $522 
U.S. Treasury Securities  287,517,925   6,324   -   287,524,249 
  $287,518,447  $6,324  $-  $287,524,771 

 

Warrant Liability

 

At March 31, 2021, the Company’s warrants liability was valued at $10,540,000. Under the guidance in ASC 815-40 the warrants do not meet the criteria for equity treatment. As such, the warrants must be recorded on the balance sheet at fair value. This valuation is subject to re-measurement at each balance sheet date. With each re-measurement, the warrant valuation will be adjusted to fair value, with the change in fair value recognized in the Company’s statement of operations.

 

Recurring Fair Value Measurements

 

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

 

  March 31,  Quoted
Prices In
Active
Markets
  Significant
Other
Observable
Inputs
  Significant
Other
Unobservable
Inputs
 
  2021  (Level 1)  (Level 2)  (Level 3) 
Assets:            
U.S. Money Market held in Trust Account $522  $522  $-  $- 
U.S. Treasury Securities held in Trust Account $287,517,925  $287,517,925   -   - 
  $287,518,447  $287,518,447  $-  $- 
Liabilities:                
Public Warrant Liability $5,941,666  $5,941,666  $-  $ 
Private Warrant Liability $4,958,334  $  $-  $4,598,334 
 $10,540,000  $5,941,666      $4,598,334 

 

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Note 8 — 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 will have registration rights to require the Company to register a sale of any of its securities held by them pursuant to a registration rights agreement signed on January 28, 2021. These holders will be entitled to make up to three demands, excluding short form registration demands, that the Company registers such securities for sale under the Securities Act. In addition, these holders will have “piggy-back” registration rights to include their securities in other registration statements filed by the Company.

 

Underwriting Agreement 

 

The underwriters have a 45-day option from February 2, 2021 to purchase up to an additional 3,750,000 Units to cover over-allotments, if any.

 

On February 2, 2021, the underwriters fully exercised the over-allotment option to purchase 3,750,000 Units, and paid a fixed underwriting discount in aggregate of $5,750,000. Additionally, the underwriters will be entitled to a deferred underwriting discount of 3.5% of the gross proceeds of the IPO held in the Trust Account, or $10,062,500, upon the completion of the Company’s initial Business Combination subject to the terms of the underwriting agreement.

 

Note 9 — Stockholder’s Equity

 

Preferred Stock — The Company is authorized to issue a total of 10,000,000 preferred shares at par value of $0.0001 each. At March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, there were no shares of preferred stock issued or outstanding.

 

Class A Common Stock — The Company is authorized to issue a total of 320,000,000 Class A common shares at par value of $0.0001 each. As of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, there were 2,415,836 and 0 Class A common stock issued and outstanding, excluding 26,334,164 and 0 Class A common stock subject to possible redemption, respectively.

 

Class B Common Stock — The Company is authorized to issue a total of 20,000,000 Class B common shares at par value of $0.0001 each. In November 2020, the Company’s initial stockholders purchased an aggregate of 7,187,500 founder shares for a capital contribution of $25,000. The founder shares include an aggregate of up to 937,500 shares subject to forfeiture if the over-allotment option is not exercised by the underwriters in full. Because of the underwriters’ fully exercise of the over-allotment option on February 2, 2021, 937,500 shares are no longer subject to forfeiture. At March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, there were 7,187,500 Class B common shares (the "Founder Shares") issued and outstanding.

 

The Company’s Sponsor, directors and officers have agreed not to transfer, assign or sell their founder shares until the earlier to occur of (A) one year after the completion of the Company’s initial Business Combination or (B) subsequent to the Company’s initial Business Combination, (x) if the reported closing price of the Company’s Class A common stock equals or exceeds $12.00 per share (as adjusted for stock splits, stock capitalizations, reorganizations, recapitalizations and the like) for any 20 trading days within any 30-trading day period commencing at least 150 days after the Company’s initial Business Combination, or (y) the date on which the Company completes a liquidation, merger, capital stock exchange, or other similar transaction that results in all of its stockholders having the right to exchange their shares of common stock for cash, securities or other property.

 

The shares of Class B common stock will automatically convert into shares of the Company’s Class A common stock at the time of its initial Business Combination on a one-for-one basis, subject to adjustment pursuant to certain anti-dilution rights, as described herein. In the case that additional shares of Class A common stock or equity-linked securities are issued or deemed issued in connection with the Company’s initial Business Combination, the number of shares of Class A common stock issuable upon conversion of all founder shares will equal, in the aggregate, on an as-converted basis, 20% of the sum of the total number of all shares of common stock outstanding upon the completion of the IPO, plus the total number of shares of Class A common stock issued, or deemed issued or issuable upon conversion or exercise of any equity-linked securities or rights issued or deemed issued, by the Company in connection with or in relation to the consummation of the initial Business Combination, excluding any shares of Class A common stock or equity-linked securities exercisable for or convertible into shares of Class A common stock issued, or to be issued, to any seller in the initial Business Combination and any private placement-equivalent warrants issued to the Company’s Sponsor, officers or directors upon conversion of Working Capital Loans; provided that such conversion of founder shares will never occur on a less than one for one basis.

 

Holders of record of the Class A common stock and holders of record of the Class B common stock will vote together as a single class on all matters submitted to a vote of the Company’s stockholders, with each share of common stock entitling the holder to one vote except as required by law.

 

Note 10 — Subsequent Events

 

The Company evaluated subsequent events and transactions that occurred after the balance sheet date up to the date that the unaudited condensed financial statements were available to be issued. The Company did not identify any subsequent events that would have required adjustment or disclosure in the unaudited condensed financial statements.

 

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ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

 

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

 

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

 

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

 

The following discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operations should be read in conjunction with the unaudited condensed financial statements and the notes thereto contained elsewhere in this Report. Certain information contained in the discussion and analysis set forth below includes forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties.

 

Overview

 

We are an early-stage blank check company incorporated as a Delaware corporation and formed for the purpose of effecting an initial business combination.

 

We leverage the more than nine decades of combined operational and financial experience of our management team and board of directors who are both established e-commerce entrepreneurs and sophisticated investors. We believe our extensive industry experience and proven ability to source, acquire, grow and revitalize companies will provide our management team with a robust and consistent flow of acquisition opportunities. Our management team and board’s broad relationships across multiple networks, including leading consumer and technology company founders, executives of private and public companies, leading M&A investment banks and private equity firms, as well as their ability to engage early with founder-led businesses represents a differentiated advantage to successfully source transaction opportunities. Our team has been immersed in the same ecosystem as the current founders of private companies who are making decisions on how to build currency for future growth and monetization.

 

While we may pursue an initial business combination target in any business, industry or geographical location, we are focusing our search primarily within the consumer-facing e-commerce sector. We are capitalizing on the ability of our management team to identify, acquire and operate a business or businesses that can benefit from our management team and board’s established relationships and operating experience. Our management team has extensive experience in identifying and executing strategic investments and has done so successfully in several sectors, particularly in digital consumer-facing businesses. Over time, we believe that all companies will need to deploy an omni-commerce strategy to succeed, and we will leverage our management team and board’s unique experience to successfully develop our business target’s omni-commerce.

 

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Results of Operations

 

Our entire activity since inception up to March 31, 2021 relates to our formation, the Initial Public Offering and, since the closing of the Initial Public Offering, a search for a Business Combination candidate. We will not be generating any operating revenues until the closing and completion of our initial Business Combination, at the earliest.

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2021, we had net income of $3,322,648, which consisted of 18,447 in interest earned on marketable securities held in the Trust Account, and $9 in bank interest income, and $4,018,333 in unrealized gain on change in fair value of warrants, offset by $184,082 in operating costs and $530,059 in warrant issuance costs.

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

As of March 31, 2021, we had approximately $0.7 million in our operating bank account, and working capital of approximately $1.4 million.

 

Prior to the completion of the Initial Public Offering, our liquidity needs had been satisfied through a payment from the Sponsor of $25,000 for the founder shares to cover certain offering costs, and the loan under an unsecured promissory note from the Sponsor of $112,942. We fully paid the note to the Sponsor on February 11, 2021. Subsequent to the consummation of the Initial Public Offering and Private Placement, our liquidity needs have been satisfied through the proceeds from the consummation of the Private Placement not held in the Trust Account.

 

In addition, in order to finance transaction costs in connection with a Business Combination, our Sponsor or an affiliate of the Sponsor or certain of our officers and directors may, but are not obligated to, provide us Working Capital Loans. To date, there were no amounts outstanding under any Working Capital Loans.

 

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

 

Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates

 

The preparation of the unaudited condensed financial statements in conformity with US GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the unaudited condensed financial statements and the reported amounts of expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates. We have identified the following as our critical accounting policies:

 

Common Stock Subject to Possible Redemption

 

The Company accounts for its common stock subject to possible redemption in accordance with the guidance in Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 480 “Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity.” Common stock subject to mandatory redemption (if any) is classified as a liability instrument and is measured at fair value. Conditionally redeemable common stock (including common stock that feature redemption rights that are either within the control of the holder or subject to redemption upon the occurrence of uncertain events not solely within the Company’s control) is classified as temporary equity. At all other times, common stock is classified as stockholders’ equity. The Company’s common stock feature certain redemption rights that is considered to be outside of the Company’s control and subject to the occurrence of uncertain future events. Accordingly, 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 sheet.

 

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Net Income Per Common Share

 

Net income per common share is computed by dividing net income by the weighted average number of common stock outstanding for each of the periods. The calculation of diluted income per common share does not consider the effect of the warrants issued in connection with the (i) IPO, (ii) exercise of overallotment and (iii) Private Placement since the exercise of the warrants are contingent upon the occurrence of future events and the inclusion of such warrants would be anti-dilutive. The warrants are exercisable to purchase 14,750,000 shares of common stock in the aggregate.

 

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

 

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

 

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.

 

Under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including our chief executive officer, we conducted an evaluation of the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures as of the end of the fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2021, as such term is defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Exchange Act. Based upon that evaluation, and in light of the SEC’s Statement on Accounting and Reporting Considerations for Warrants Issued by Special Purpose Acquisition Companies, promulgated on April 12, 2021, our chief financial officer (who serves as our principal financial officer) has concluded that, solely due to the Company’s restatement of its financial statements to reclassify the Company’s warrants as described in Note 2, a material weakness existing and our disclosure controls and procedures were not effective as of March 31, 2021.

 

Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting

 

During the most recently completed fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2021, there was no change in our internal control over financial reporting that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

 

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PART II – OTHER INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS.

 

None.

 

ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS.

 

Other than disclosed below, there have been no material changes from the risk factors previously disclosed in the Company’s final prospectus, as filed with the SEC on February 1, 2021.

 

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 Acting Director of the Division of Corporation Finance and Acting Chief Accountant of the SEC together issued a statement regarding the accounting and reporting considerations for warrants issued by special purpose acquisition companies entitled “Staff Statement on Accounting and Reporting Considerations for Warrants Issued by Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (the “SEC Statement”). Specifically, the SEC Statement focused on certain settlement terms and provisions related to certain tender offers following a business combination, which terms are similar to those contained in the warrant agreement governing our warrants.

 

As a result, included on our balance sheet as of March 31, 2021 contained elsewhere in this report are derivative liabilities related to embedded features contained within our warrants. Accounting Standards Codification 815, Derivatives and Hedging (“ASC 815”) provides for the remeasurement of the fair value of such derivatives at each balance sheet date, with a resulting non-cash gain or loss related to the change in the fair value being recognized in earnings in the statements of operations. As a result of the recurring fair value measurement, our financial statements and results of operations may fluctuate quarterly based on factors which are outside of our control. Due to the recurring fair value measurement, we expect that we will recognize non-cash gains or losses on our warrants each reporting period and that the amount of such gains or losses could be material.

 

Warrants that are accounted for as a warrant liability will be recorded at fair value upon issuance with changes in fair value each period reported in earnings, which may have an adverse effect on the market price of our common stock and/or may make it more difficult for us to consummate an initial business combination.

 

We account for the 14,750,000 warrants issued in connection with the initial public offering (including the 9,583,333 warrants sold as part of the units in the initial public offering and the 5,166,667 private placement warrants) in accordance with the guidance contained in Derivatives and Hedging — Contracts in Entity’s Own Equity (ASC 815-40). Such guidance provides that because the warrants do not meet the criteria for equity treatment thereunder, each warrant must be recorded as a liability. Accordingly, we will classify each warrant as a liability at its fair value. This liability is subject to re-measurement at each balance sheet date. With each such remeasurement, the warrant liability will be adjusted to fair value, with the change in fair value recognized in our statement of operations and therefore our reported earnings. The impact of changes in fair value on earnings may have an adverse effect on the market price of our common stock. In addition, potential targets may seek a SPAC that does not have warrants that are accounted for as a warrant liability, which may make it more difficult for us to consummate an initial business combination with a target business.

 

We have identified a material weakness in our internal control over financial reporting as of March 31, 2021. If we are unable to maintain an effective system of 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 operating results.

 

Following the issuance of the SEC Staff Statement, our management - concluded that, in light of the SEC Staff Statement, our audited balance sheet as of February 2, 2021 should no longer be relied upon. In connection with the foregoing development, we identified a material weakness in our internal controls over financial reporting.

 

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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 continue to evaluate steps to remediate the material weakness. These remediation measures may be time consuming and costly and there is no assurance that these initiatives 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, 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.

 

Use of Proceeds

 

On February 2, 2021, we consummated our initial public offering of 28,750,000 units, including 3,750,000 units issued pursuant to the exercise of the underwriters’ over-allotment option in full. Each unit consists of one share of Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, and one-third of one redeemable warrant, with each whole warrant entitling the holder thereof to purchase one share of Class A common stock for $11.50 per share.

 

The units were sold at a price of $10.00 per unit, generating gross proceeds to the Company of $287,500,000. On February 2, 2021, simultaneously with the consummation of our initial public offering, we completed the private sale of an aggregate of 5,166,667 warrants at a purchase price of $1.50 per private placement warrant, to Clarim Partners, LLC (“Sponsor”), generating gross proceeds of $7,750,000.

 

Following the closing of our initial public offering on February 2, 2021, a total of $287,500,000 comprised of $281,750,000 of the proceeds from the IPO and $5,750,000 of the proceeds of the sale of the Private Placement Warrants, was placed in a U.S.-based trust account maintained by Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, acting as trustee. The proceeds held in the trust account may be invested by the trustee only in U.S. government securities with a maturity of 185 days or less or in money market funds investing solely in U.S. government treasury obligations and meeting certain conditions under Rule 2a-7 under the Investment Company Act, as amended.

 

There has been no material change in the planned use of the proceeds from our initial public offering and the private placement as is described in the Company’s final prospectus related to our initial public offering.

 

ITEM 3. DEFAULTS UPON SENIOR SECURITIES.

 

None.

 

ITEM 4. MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES.

 

Not applicable.

 

ITEM 5. OTHER INFORMATION.

 

None.

 

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ITEM 6. EXHIBITS.

 

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

 

No. Description of Exhibit
31.1* Certification of Principal Executive Officer Pursuant to Securities Exchange Act Rules 13a-14(a) and 15(d)-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) and 15(d)-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
101.CAL* XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document
101.SCH* XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document
101.DEF* XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document
101.LAB* XBRL Taxonomy Extension Labels Linkbase Document
101.PRE* XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document

 

*Filed herewith.
**Furnished.

 

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SIGNATURE

 

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

 

Dated: May 21, 2021CLARIM ACQUISITION CORP.
  
 By:/s/ James F. McCann
  James F. McCann
  

Chief Executive Officer and

Chairman of the Board

  (Principal Executive Officer)

 

Dated: May 21, 2021By:/s/ Jaymin Patel
  Jaymin Patel
  Chief Financial Officer, President and Director
  (Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)

 

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