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Filed: 29 Jun 21, 8:00pm

 

 

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 quarterly period ended April 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 No. 001-39917

 

 

 

EUROPEAN SUSTAINABLE GROWTH ACQUISITION CORP.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Cayman Islands N/A
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
 (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)

 

73 Arch Street

Greenwich, CT 06830

(Address of Principal Executive Offices, including zip code)

 

(203) 983-4400

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

N/A

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

 

 

 

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

 

Title of each class 

Trading Symbol(s)

 

Name of each exchange on which registered

Units, each consisting of one Class A ordinary share and one-half of one Redeemable Warrant EUSGU The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Class A ordinary share, par value $0.0001 per share EUSG The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Warrants, each exercisable for one Class A ordinary share for $11.50 per share EUSGW 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 filerAccelerated filer
Non-accelerated filerSmaller 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 June 21, 2021, 14,435,000 Class A ordinary shares, par value $0.0001 per share, and 3,593,750 Class B ordinary shares, par value $0.0001 per share, were issued and outstanding, respectively.

 

 

 

 

 

 

EUROPEAN SUSTAINABLE GROWTH ACQUISITION CORP.

FORM 10-Q FOR THE QUARTER ENDED APRIL 30, 2021

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

   Page
PART 1 – FINANCIAL INFORMATION  
    
Item 1.Financial Statements 1
    
 Condensed Balance Sheet as of April 30, 2021 (Unaudited) 1
    
 Condensed Statement of Operations for the Three Months Ended April 30, 2021 and for the Period from November 10, 2020 (inception) through April 30, 2021 (Unaudited) 2
    
 Condensed Statement of Changes in Shareholders’ Equity for the Three Months Ended April 30, 2021 and for the Period from November 10, 2020 (inception) through April 30, 2021 (Unaudited) 3
    
 Condensed Statement of Cash Flows for the Period from November 10, 2020 (inception) through April 30, 2021 (Unaudited) 4
    
 Notes to Condensed Financial Statements (Unaudited) 5
    
Item 2.Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations 19
    
Item 3.Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk 22
    
Item 4.Control and Procedures 22
   
PART II – OTHER INFORMATION  
    
Item 1.Legal Proceedings 23
    
Item 1A.Risk Factors 23
    
Item 2.Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds 23
    
Item 3.Defaults Upon Senior Securities 24
    
Item 4.Mine Safety Disclosures 24
    
Item 5.Other Information 24
    
Item 6.Exhibits 25
   
SIGNATURES 26

 

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PART 1 – FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

EUROPEAN SUSTAINABLE GROWTH ACQUISITION CORP.

CONDENSED BALANCE SHEET

APRIL 30, 2021

(Unaudited)

 

ASSETS   
Current assets   
Cash $751,925 
Prepaid expenses  327,327 
Total Current Assets  1,079,252 
     
Cash and marketable securities held in Trust Account  143,763,697 
Total Assets $144,842,949 
     
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY    
Current Liabilities    
Accrued expenses $102,760 
Accrued offering costs  25,000 
Total Current Liabilities  127,760 
     
Warrant liability  2,668,750 
Total Liabilities  2,796,510 
     
Commitments and Contingencies    
Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption; 13,703,338 shares at redemption value  137,046,436 
     
Shareholders’ Equity    
Preference shares, $0.0001 par value; 1,000,000 shares authorized; none issued and outstanding   
Class A ordinary shares, $0.0001 par value; 100,000,000 shares authorized; 731,662 issued and outstanding (excluding 13,703,338 shares subject to possible redemption)  73 
Class B ordinary shares, $0.0001 par value; 10,000,000 shares authorized; 3,593,750 issued and outstanding  359 
Additional paid-in capital  4,478,842 
Retained earnings  520,729 
Total Shareholders’ Equity  5,000,003 
Total Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity $144,842,949 

 

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

 

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EUROPEAN SUSTAINABLE GROWTH ACQUISITION CORP.

CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

 

  Three Months
Ended
April 30,
  For the
Period from
November 10,
2020
(Inception)
Through
April 30,
 
  2021  2021 
Formation and operational costs $199,420  $213,499 
Loss from operations  (199,420)  (213,499)
         
Other income (expense):        
Change in fair value of warrant liability  743,750   743,750 
Transaction costs allocable to warrant liability      (23,219)
Interest earned on marketable securities held in Trust Account  13,496   13,697 
Unrealized loss on marketable securities held in Trust Account  (920)   
Other income, net  756,326   734,228 
         
Net income $556,906  $520,729 
         
Basic and diluted weighted average shares outstanding, Class A ordinary shares subject to redemption  13,648,847   13,629,259 
         
Basic and diluted net income per share, Class A ordinary shares subject to redemption $0.00  $0.00 
         
Basic and diluted weighted average shares outstanding, Non-redeemable ordinary shares  4,379,903   3,859,778 
         
Basic and diluted net income per share, Non-redeemable ordinary shares $0.12  $0.13 

 

 

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

 

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EUROPEAN SUSTAINABLE GROWTH ACQUISITION CORP.

CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

FOR THE PERIOD FROM NOVEMBER 10, 2020 (INCEPTION) THROUGH APRIL 30, 2021

(Unaudited)

 

  Class A
Ordinary Shares
  Class B
Ordinary Shares
  Additional
Paid-in
  (Accumulated Deficit) Retained  Total
Shareholder’s
 
  Shares  Amount  Shares  Amount  Capital  Earnings  Equity 
Balance — November 10, 2020 (inception)    $     $  $  $  $ 
                             
Issuance of Class B ordinary shares to Sponsor        3,593,750   359   24,641      25,000 
                             
Sale of 14,375,000 Units, net of underwriting discounts and offering expenses  14,375,000   1,438         139,936,772      139,938,210 
                             
Proceeds received in excess of fair value of Private Placement Warrants, net of warrant liability              962,500      962,500 
                             
Issuance of Representative Shares  60,000   6         599,994      600,000 
                             
Class A ordinary shares subject to redemption  (13,648,847)  (1,366)        (136,488,165)     (136,489,531)
                             
Net loss                 (36,177)  (36,177)
                             
Balance — January 31, 2021  786,153  $78   3,593,750  $359  $5,035,742  $(36,177) $5,000,002 
                             
Change in value of ordinary share subject to redemption  (54,491)  

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)        (556,901)     (556,906)
                             
Net income                 556,906   556,906 
                             
Balance — April 30, 2021  731,662  $73   3,593,750  $359  $4,478,841  $520,729  $5,000,002 

 

  

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

 

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EUROPEAN SUSTAINABLE GROWTH ACQUISITION CORP.

CONDENSED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS

FOR THE PERIOD FROM NOVEMBER 10, 2020 (INCEPTION) THROUGH APRIL 30, 2021

(Unaudited)

 

Cash Flows from Operating Activities:   
Net income $520,729 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash used in operating activities:    
Payment of formation costs through issuance of Class B ordinary shares  5,000 
Interest earned on marketable securities held in Trust Account  (13,697)
Change in fair value of warrant liability  (743,750)
Transaction costs allocable to warrant liability  23,219 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:    
Prepaid expenses  (302,327)
Accrued expenses  102,760 
Net cash used in operating activities  (408,066)
     
Cash Flows from Investing Activities:    
Investment of cash into Trust Account  (143,750,000)
Net cash used in investing activities  (143,750,000)
     
Cash Flows from Financing Activities:    
Proceeds from sale of Units, net of underwriting discounts paid  140,875,000 
Proceeds from sale of Private Placement Warrants  4,375,000 
Proceeds from promissory note — related party  134,914 
Repayment of promissory note — related party  (159,914)
Payment of offering costs  (315,009)
Net cash provided by financing activities  144,909,991 
     
Net Change in Cash  751,925 
Cash – Beginning   
Cash – Ending $751,925 
     
Non-cash investing and financing activities:    
Offering costs included in accrued offering costs $25,000 
Issuance of Representative Shares $600,000 
Initial classification of Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption $136,497,490 
Change in value of Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption $548,946 
Offering costs paid by Sponsor in exchange for the issuance of Class B ordinary shares $20,000 

 

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

 

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EUROPEAN SUSTAINABLE GROWTH ACQUISITION CORP.
NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
APRIL 30, 2021
(Unaudited)

 

NOTE 1. DESCRIPTION OF ORGANIZATION AND BUSINESS OPERATIONS

 

European Sustainable Growth Acquisition Corp. (the “Company”) is a blank check company incorporated as a Cayman Islands exempted company on November 10, 2020. The Company was formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses (“Business Combination”).

 

The Company is not limited to a particular industry or geographic region for purposes of completing a 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 April 30, 2021, the Company had not commenced any operations. All activity for the period from November 10, 2020 (inception) through April 30, 2021 relates to the Company’s formation, the initial public offering (“Initial Public Offering”), which is described below, and, subsequent to the Initial Public Offering, identifying a target company for a Business Combination. The Company will not generate any operating revenues until after the completion of a Business Combination, at the earliest. The Company will generate non-operating income in the form of interest income from the proceeds derived from the Initial Public Offering.

 

The registration statement for the Company’s Initial Public Offering became effective on January 21, 2021. On January 26, 2021, the Company consummated the Initial Public Offering of 12,500,000 units (the “Units” and, with respect to the Class A ordinary shares included in the Units sold, the “Public Shares”), at $10.00 per Unit, generating gross proceeds of $125,000,000 which is described in Note 4.

 

Simultaneously with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, the Company consummated the sale of an aggregate of 4,000,000 warrants (the “Private Placement Warrants”) at a price of $1.00 per Private Placement Warrant in a private placement to LRT Capital1 LLC (the “Sponsor”) and the underwriters of the Initial Public Offering, generating gross proceeds of $4,000,000, which is described in Note 5.

 

Following the closing of the Initial Public Offering on January 26, 2021, an amount of $125,000,000 ($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 money market funds investing solely in U.S. Treasuries meeting certain 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 and (ii) the distribution of the funds in the Trust Account to the Company’s shareholders, as described below.

 

On January 27, 2021, the underwriters fully exercised their over-allotment option, resulting in an additional 1,875,000 Units issued for an aggregate amount of $18,750,000. In connection with the underwriters’ full exercise of their over-allotment option, the Company also consummated the sale of an additional 375,000 Private Placement Warrants at $1.00 per Private Placement Warrant, generating total proceeds of $375,000. A total of $18,750,000 was deposited into the Trust Account, bringing the aggregate proceeds held in the Trust Account to $143,750,000.

 

Transaction costs amounted to $3,835,009, consisting of $2,875,000 of underwriting fees and $960,009 of other offering costs.

 

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

 

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EUROPEAN SUSTAINABLE GROWTH ACQUISITION CORP.
NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
APRIL 30, 2021
(Unaudited)

 

The Company will provide its shareholders with the opportunity to redeem all or a portion of their Public Shares upon the completion of a Business Combination either (i) in connection with a general meeting called to approve the Business Combination or (ii) by means of a tender offer. The decision as to whether the Company will seek shareholder approval of a Business Combination or conduct a tender offer will be made by the Company. The shareholders will be entitled to redeem their Public Shares for a pro rata portion of the amount held in the Trust Account (initially $10.00 per share), calculated as of two business days prior to the completion of a Business Combination, including 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. There will be no redemption rights upon the completion of a Business Combination with respect to the Company’s warrants.

 

The Company will proceed with a Business Combination only if the Company has net tangible assets of at least $5,000,001 either immediately prior to or upon such Business Combination and, if the Company seeks shareholder approval in connection with a Business Combination, it receives an ordinary resolution under Cayman Islands law approving a Business Combination, which requires the affirmative vote of a majority of the shareholders who vote at a general meeting of the Company. If a shareholder vote is not required under applicable law or stock exchange listing requirements and the Company does not decide to hold a shareholder vote for business or other reasons, the Company will, pursuant to its Amended and Restated Memorandum and Articles of Association, conduct the redemptions pursuant to the tender offer rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), and file tender offer documents containing substantially the same information as would be included in a proxy statement with the SEC prior to completing a Business Combination. If the Company seeks shareholder approval in connection with a Business Combination, the Sponsor and the Company’s directors and officers have agreed to vote their Founder Shares (as defined in Note 5) and any Public Shares purchased in or after the Initial Public Offering in favor of approving a Business Combination and to waive their redemption rights with respect to any such shares in connection with a shareholder vote to approve a Business Combination. However, in no event will the Company redeem its Public Shares in an amount that would cause its net tangible assets of at least $5,000,001 either immediately prior to or upon such Business Combination. Additionally, each public shareholder may elect to redeem its Public Shares, without voting, and if they do vote, irrespective of whether they vote for or against a proposed Business Combination.

 

Notwithstanding the foregoing, if the Company seeks shareholder approval of a Business Combination and it does not conduct redemptions pursuant to the tender offer rules, the Company’s Amended and Restated Memorandum and Articles of Association provides that a public shareholder, together with any affiliate of such shareholder or any other person with whom such shareholder is acting in concert or as a “group” (as defined under Section 13 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”)), will be restricted from redeeming its shares with respect to more than an aggregate of 15% of the Public Shares without the Company’s prior written consent.

 

The Sponsor and EarlyBirdCapital have agreed (a) to waive their redemption rights with respect to any Founder Shares, Representative Shares and Public Shares held by them in connection with the completion of a Business Combination (b) to waive their rights to liquidating distributions from the Trust Account with respect to the Founder Shares and Representative Shares if the Company fails to consummate a Business Combination within the Combination Period (as defined below) and (c) not to propose an amendment to the Amended and Restated Memorandum and Articles of Association (i) to modify the substance or timing of the Company’s obligation to redeem 100% of the Public Shares if the Company does not complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period or (ii) with respect to any other provision relating to shareholders’ rights or pre-initial business combination activity, unless the Company provides the public shareholders with the opportunity to redeem their Public Shares in conjunction with any such amendment. 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 Period. In the event of such distribution, it is possible that the per share value of the assets remaining available for distribution will be less than the Initial Public Offering price per Unit ($10.00).

 

The Company will have until January 26, 2023 (the “Combination Period”) to complete a Business Combination. If the Company is unable to complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period, the Company will (i) cease all operations except for the purpose of winding up, (ii) as promptly as reasonably possible but no more than 10 business days thereafter, redeem 100% of the outstanding 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 (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 shareholders’ rights as shareholders (including the right to receive further liquidation distributions, if any), and (iii) as promptly as reasonably possible following such redemption, subject to the approval of the remaining shareholders and the Company’s board of directors, dissolve and liquidate, subject in each case to its obligations under Cayman Islands law to provide for claims of creditors and the requirements of other applicable law.

 

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EUROPEAN SUSTAINABLE GROWTH ACQUISITION CORP.
NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
APRIL 30, 2021
(Unaudited)

 

In order to protect the amounts held in the Trust Account, the 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 by a prospective target business with which the Company has discussed entering into a transaction agreement, reduce the amount of funds in the Trust Account to below (1) $10.00 per Public Share or (2) such lesser amount per Public Share held in the Trust Account as of the date of the liquidation of the Trust Account due to reductions in the value of trust assets, in each case net of the amount of interest which may be withdrawn to pay taxes. This liability will not apply with respect to any claims by a third party who executed a waiver of any and all rights to seek access to the Trust Account nor will it apply to any claims under the Company’s indemnity of the underwriters of the Initial Public Offering against certain liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). Moreover, in the event that an executed waiver is deemed to be unenforceable against a third party, the Sponsor will not be responsible to the extent of any liability for such third-party claims. The Company will seek to reduce the possibility that the Sponsor will have to indemnify the Trust Account due to claims of creditors by endeavoring to have all vendors, service providers (other than the Company’s independent auditors), 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 company, the specific impact is not readily determinable as of the date of the condensed financial statements. The condensed financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty.

 

NOTE 2. REVISION OF PREVIOUSLY ISSUED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

The Company previously accounted for its outstanding Private Placement Warrants as components of equity instead of as derivative liabilities. The warrant agreement governing the Private Placement Warrants includes a provision that provides for potential changes to the settlement amounts dependent upon the characteristics of the holder of the warrant.

 

On April 12, 2021, the staff of the Division of Corporation Finance 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 Company’s warrant agreement.

 

In further consideration of the SEC Statement, the Company’s management further evaluated the Private Placement Warrants under Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Subtopic 815-40, Contracts in Entity’s Own Equity (“ASC 815-40”). ASC 815-40 addresses equity versus liability treatment and classification of equity-linked financial instruments, including warrants, and states that a warrant may be classified as a component of equity only if, among other things, the warrant is indexed to the issuer’s ordinary shares. Under ASC 815-40, a warrant is not indexed to the issuer’s ordinary shares if the terms of the warrant require an adjustment to the exercise price upon a specified event and that event is not an input to the fair value of the warrant. Based on management’s evaluation, the Company’s audit committee, in consultation with management, concluded that the Company’s Private Placement Warrants are not indexed to the Company’s ordinary shares in the manner contemplated by ASC 815-40 because the holder of the instrument is not an input into the pricing of a fixed-for-fixed option on equity shares.

 

As a result of the above, the Company should have classified the Private Placement Warrants as derivative liabilities in its previously issued financial statements. Under this accounting treatment, the Company is required to measure the fair value of the Private Placement Warrants at the end of each reporting period and recognize changes in the fair value from the prior period in the Company’s operating results for the current period. In addition, the Company allocated costs to the Private Placement Warrants and, thus, expensed those costs as of January 26, 2021.

 

The Company’s accounting for the Private Placement Warrants as components of equity instead of as derivative liabilities did not have any effect on the Company’s previously reported cash or investments held in the trust account.

 

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EUROPEAN SUSTAINABLE GROWTH ACQUISITION CORP.
NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
APRIL 30, 2021
(Unaudited)

 

The table below summarizes the effects of the revision of the financial statements for periods affected by the revision:

 

  As
Previously
Reported
  Adjustments  As
Revised
 
Balance sheet as of January 26, 2021 (audited)         
Warrant Liability $  $3,120,000  $3,120,000 
Total Liabilities  25,000   3,120,000   3,145,000 
Class A Ordinary Shares Subject to Possible Redemption  121,159,990   (3,120,000)  118,039,990 
Class A Ordinary Shares  44   32   76 
Additional Paid-in Capital  5,004,598   23,187   5,027,785 
Accumulated Deficit  (5,000)  (23,219)  (28,219)
             
Balance sheet as of January 31, 2021 (unaudited)            
Warrant Liability $  $3,412,500  $3,412,500 
Total Liabilities  30,379   3,412,500   3,442,879 
Class A Ordinary Shares Subject to Possible Redemption  139,902,031   (3,412,500)  136,489,531 
Class A Ordinary Shares  44   34   78 
Additional Paid-in Capital  5,012,557   23,185   5,035,742 
Accumulated Deficit  (12,958)  (23,219)  (36,177)
             
Statement of Operations for the Period from November 10, 2020 (Inception) to January 31, 2021            
Transaction costs allocable to warrant liability $  $(23,219) $(23,219)
Net loss  (12,958)  (23,219)  (36,177)
Weighted average shares outstanding, Class A Ordinary Shares subject to possible redemption  13,615,999   335,400   13,280,599 
Basic and diluted net income per share, Class A Ordinary Shares subject to possible redemption  0.00      0.00 
Weighted average shares outstanding, Non-redeemable ordinary shares  3,228,618   (22,066)  3,250,684 
Basic and diluted net loss per share, Non-redeemable ordinary shares  (0.00)     (0.00)
             
Cash Flow Statement for the Period from November 10, 2020 (Inception) to January 31, 2021            
Net loss $(12,958) $(23,219) $(36,177)
Transaction costs allocable to warrant liability     (23,219)  (23,219)
Initial classification of Class A Ordinary Shares subject to possible redemption  139,909,990   (3,412,500)  136,497,490 
Change in value of Class A Ordinary Shares subject to possible redemption  (7,959)  557,895   548,946 

 

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EUROPEAN SUSTAINABLE GROWTH ACQUISITION CORP.
NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
APRIL 30, 2021
(Unaudited)

 

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 Securities and Exchange Commission (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 January 22, 2021. The interim results for the period from November 10, 2020 (inception) through April 30, 2021 are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the period ending October 31, 2021 or for any future interim 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 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 shareholder approval of any golden parachute payments not previously approved.

 

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

 

Use of Estimates

 

The preparation of the condensed financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of income 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. Accordingly, the actual results could differ significantly from those estimates.

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
APRIL 30, 2021
(Unaudited)

 

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 April 30, 2021.

 

Marketable Securities Held in Trust Account

 

At April 30, 2021, substantially all of the assets held in the Trust Account were held in money market funds, which primarily invest in U.S Treasury securities.

 

Class A Ordinary Shares Subject to Possible Redemption

 

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

 

Warrant Liability

 

The Company accounts for the Private Placement Warrants in accordance with the guidance contained in ASC 815-40, under which the Private Placement Warrants do not meet the criteria for equity treatment and must be recorded as liabilities. Accordingly, the Company classifies the Private Placement Warrants as liabilities at their fair value and adjusts the Private Placement Warrants to fair value at each reporting period. These liabilities are subject to re-measurement at each balance sheet date until exercised, and any change in fair value is recognized in the statement of operations.

 

Income Taxes

 

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

 

ASC 740 also clarifies the accounting for uncertainty in income taxes recognized in an enterprise’s financial statements and prescribes a recognition threshold and measurement process for financial statement recognition and measurement of a tax position taken or expected to be taken in a tax return. For those benefits to be recognized, a tax position must be more-likely-than-not to be sustained upon examination by taxing authorities. 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 April 30, 2021. The Company is currently not aware of any issues under review that could result in significant payments, accruals or material deviation from its position.

 

The Company is considered an exempted Cayman Islands Company and is presently not subject to income taxes or income tax filing requirements in the Cayman Islands or the United States. As such, the Company’s tax provision was zero for the period presented.

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
APRIL 30, 2021
(Unaudited)

 

Net Loss Per Ordinary Share

 

Net income (loss) per ordinary share is computed by dividing net income (loss) by the weighted-average number of ordinary shares outstanding during the period. The Company has not considered the effect of the warrants sold in the Initial Public Offering and private placement to purchase an aggregate of 11,562,500 shares in the calculation of diluted income (loss) per share, since the inclusion of such warrants would be anti-dilutive.

 

The Company’s statement of operations includes a presentation of income (loss) per share for ordinary shares subject to possible redemption in a manner similar to the two-class method of income (loss) per ordinary share. Net income (loss) per ordinary share, basic and diluted, for ordinary shares subject to possible redemption is calculated by dividing the proportionate share of income or loss on marketable securities held by the Trust Account by the weighted average number of ordinary shares subject to possible redemption outstanding since original issuance.

 

Net income (loss) per ordinary share, basic and diluted, for non-redeemable ordinary shares is calculated by dividing the net income (loss), adjusted for income or loss on marketable securities attributable to ordinary shares subject to possible redemption, by the weighted average number of non-redeemable ordinary shares outstanding for the period.

 

Non-redeemable ordinary shares includes Founder Shares and non-redeemable ordinary shares as these shares do not have any redemption features and do not participate in the income earned on the Trust Account.

 

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

 

  

Three Months Ended

April 30,

2021

  For the
Period from
November 10,
2020
(Inception)
Through
April 30,
2021
 
Ordinary Shares subject to possible redemption      
Numerator: Earnings allocable to ordinary shares subject to possible redemption      
Interest earned and unrealized gains on marketable securities held in Trust Account $11,989  $13,057 
Net income allocable to ordinary shares subject to possible redemption $11,989  $13,057 
Denominator: Weighted Average Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption        
Basic and diluted weighted average shares outstanding  13,648,847   13,629,259 
Basic and diluted net income per share $0.00  $0.00 
         
Non-Redeemable Ordinary Shares        
Numerator: Net Income minus Net Earnings        
Net Income $556,906  $520,729 
Less: Net income allocable to Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption  (11,989)  (13,057)
Non-Redeemable Net Income $544,917  $507,672 
Denominator: Weighted Average Non-Redeemable ordinary shares        
Basic and diluted weighted average shares outstanding, Non-redeemable ordinary shares  4,379,903   3,859,778 
Basic and diluted net income per share, Non-redeemable ordinary shares $0.12  $0.13 

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
APRIL 30, 2021
(Unaudited)

 

Concentration of Credit Risk

 

Financial instruments that potentially subject the Company to concentrations of credit risk consist of cash accounts in a financial institution which, at times may exceed the Federal Depository Insurance Corporation coverage of $250,000. The Company has not experienced losses on these accounts and management believes the Company is not exposed to significant risks on such account.

 

Fair Value of Financial Instruments

 

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 condensed balance sheet, primarily due to their short-term nature, except for the Private Placement Warrants (see Note 10).

 

Recently Issued 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 is currently assessing the impact of the adoption of ASU 2020-06, but does not believe it will have a material 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.

 

NOTE 4. INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERING

 

Pursuant to the Initial Public Offering, the Company sold 14,375,000 Units, inclusive of 1,875,000 Units sold to the underwriters on January 27, 2021 upon the underwriters’ election to fully exercise their over-allotment option, at a purchase price of $10.00 per Unit. Each Unit consists of one Class A ordinary share and one-half of one redeemable warrant (“Public Warrant”). Each whole Public Warrant entitles the holder to purchase one Class A ordinary share 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 and the underwriters of the Initial Public Offering purchased an aggregate of 4,000,000 Private Placement Warrants, of which 3,800,000 Private Placement Warrants purchased by the Sponsor and 200,000 Private Placement Warrants purchased by the underwriters at a price of $1.00 per Private Placement Warrant (for an aggregate purchase price of $4,000,000,) from the Company in a private placement. On January 27, 2021, in connection with the underwriters’ election to fully exercise their over-allotment option, the Company sold an additional 375,000 Private Placement Warrants to the Sponsor and the underwriters, of which the Sponsor purchased 356,250 Private Placement Warrants and the underwriters purchased 18,750 Private Placement Warrants, at a price of $1.00 per Private Placement Warrant, generating gross proceeds of $375,000. Each Private Placement Warrant is exercisable for one Class A ordinary share at a price of $11.50 per share, subject to adjustment (see Note 9). The proceeds from the sale of the Private Placement Warrants were added to the net proceeds from the Initial Public Offering held in the Trust Account. If the Company does not complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period, the proceeds from the sale of the Private Placement Warrants held in the Trust Account 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.

 

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EUROPEAN SUSTAINABLE GROWTH ACQUISITION CORP.
NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
APRIL 30, 2021
(Unaudited)

 

NOTE 6. RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

 

Founder Shares

 

On November 16, 2020, the Sponsor paid $25,000 to cover certain offering and formation costs of the Company in consideration for 3,593,750 Class B ordinary shares (the “Founder Shares”). The Founder Shares include an aggregate of up to 468,750 shares subject to forfeiture by the Sponsor to the extent that the underwriters’ over-allotment is not exercised in full or in part, so that the number of Founder Shares will collectively represent 20% of the Company’s issued and outstanding shares upon the completion of the Initial Public Offering (assuming the Sponsor does not purchase any Public Shares in the Initial Public Offering and excluding the Representative Shares). As a result of the underwriters’ election to fully exercise their over-allotment option on January 27, 2021, no 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 180 days after the completion of a Business Combination.

 

Administrative Support Agreement

 

The Company entered into an agreement commencing on January 26, 2021 through the earlier of the Company’s consummation of a Business Combination and its liquidation, to pay the Sponsor a total of up to $10,000 per month for office space, administrative and support services. For the three months ended April 30, 2021 and for the period from November 11, 2020 (inception) through April 30, 2021, the Company incurred $30,000, of which such amount is included in accrued expenses in the accompanying condensed balance sheet.

 

Promissory Note — Related Party

 

On November 16, 2020, the Company issued an unsecured promissory note to the Sponsor (the “Promissory Note”), pursuant to which the Company may borrow up to an aggregate principal amount of $300,000. The Promissory Note is non-interest bearing and was payable on the earlier of (i) December 31, 2021 or (i) the consummation of the Initial Public Offering. The outstanding balance under the Promissory Note of $159,914 was repaid at the closing of the Initial Public Offering on January 26, 2021.

 

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 directors and officers may, but are not obligated to, loan the Company funds as may be required (“Working Capital Loans”). If the Company completes a Business Combination, the Company would repay the Working Capital Loans out of the proceeds of the Trust Account released to the Company. Otherwise, the Working Capital Loans would be repaid only out of funds held outside the Trust Account. In the event that a Business Combination does not close, the Company may use a portion of proceeds held outside the Trust Account to repay the Working Capital Loans, but no proceeds held in the Trust Account would be used to repay the Working Capital Loans. Except for the foregoing, the terms of such Working Capital Loans, if any, have not been determined and no written agreements exist with respect to such loans. The Working Capital Loans would either be repaid upon consummation of a Business Combination, without interest, or, at the lender’s discretion, up to $1,500,000 of such Working Capital Loans may be convertible into warrants of the post-Business Combination entity at a price of $1.00 per warrant. The warrants would be identical to the Private Placement Warrants.

 

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EUROPEAN SUSTAINABLE GROWTH ACQUISITION CORP.
NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
APRIL 30, 2021
(Unaudited)

 

NOTE 7. COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

 

Registration Rights

 

Pursuant to a registration rights agreement entered into on January 21, 2021, the holders of the Founder Shares, Representative Shares, Private Placement Warrants and warrants that may be issued upon conversion of the Working Capital Loans (and all underlying securities) will be entitled to registration rights. The holders of a majority of these securities are entitled to make up to three demands that the Company register such securities. The holders of the majority of the Founder Shares can elect to exercise these registration rights at any time commencing three months prior to the date on which these Class B ordinary shares are to be released from their transfer restrictions. The holders of a majority of the Representative Shares, Private Warrants and warrants issued to the Sponsor, officers, directors or their affiliates in payment of Working Capital Loans made to the Company (or underlying securities) can elect to exercise these registration rights at any time after the Company consummates a Business Combination. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, EarlyBirdCapital may only make a demand on one occasion and only during the five-year period beginning on the effective date of the Propose Public Offering. In addition, the holders have certain “piggy-back” registration rights with respect to registration statements filed subsequent to the consummation of a Business Combination; provided, however, that EarlyBirdCapital may participate in a “piggy-back” registration only during the seven-year period beginning on the effective date of the Propose Public Offering. The registration rights agreement does not contain liquidated damages or other cash settlement provisions resulting from delays in registering the Company’s securities. The Company will bear the expenses incurred in connection with the filing of any such registration statements.

 

Underwriting Agreement

 

The underwriters were paid a cash underwriting discount of $0.20 per Unit, or $2,875,000 in the aggregate payable upon the closing of the Initial Public Offering.

 

Business Combination Marketing Agreement

 

The Company engaged the underwriters in the Initial Public Offering as advisors in connection with its Business Combination to assist in holding meetings with the Company’s shareholders to discuss the potential Business Combination and the target business’ attributes, introduce the Company to potential investors that are interested in purchasing its securities in connection with its initial Business Combination, assist in obtaining shareholder approval for the Business Combination and assist with press releases and public filings in connection with the Business Combination. The Company will pay the underwriters a cash fee for such services upon the consummation of its initial Business Combination in an amount equal to 3.5% of the gross proceeds of the Initial Public Offering (exclusive of any applicable finders’ fees which might become payable). In addition, the Company will pay the underwriters a cash fee in an amount equal to 1.0% of the total consideration payable in the initial business combination if either introduces us to the target business with whom we complete our initial business combination; provided that the foregoing fee will not be paid prior to the date that is 60 days from the effective date of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part, unless the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) determines that such payment would not be deemed underwriters’ compensation in connection with this offering pursuant to FINRA Rule 5110.

 

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EUROPEAN SUSTAINABLE GROWTH ACQUISITION CORP.
NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
APRIL 30, 2021
(Unaudited)

 

NOTE 8. SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

Preference Shares — The Company is authorized to issue 1,000,000 preference shares with a par value of $0.0001 per share, with such designations, voting and other rights and preferences as may be determined from time to time by the Company’s board of directors. As of April 30, 2021, there were no preference shares issued or outstanding.

 

Class A Ordinary Shares — The Company is authorized to issue 100,000,000 Class A ordinary shares, with a par value of $0.0001 per share. Holders of Class A ordinary shares are entitled to one vote for each share. At April 30, 2021, there were 731,662 Class A ordinary shares issued and outstanding, excluding 13,703,338 Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption.

 

Class B Ordinary Shares — The Company is authorized to issue 10,000,000 Class B ordinary shares, with a par value of $0.0001 per share. Holders of the Class B ordinary shares are entitled to one vote for each share. At April 30, 2021, there were 3,593,750 Class B ordinary shares issued and outstanding.

 

Only holders of the Class B ordinary shares will have the right to vote on the election of directors prior to the Business Combination. Holders of Class A ordinary shares and holders of Class B ordinary shares will vote together as a single class on all other matters submitted to a vote of the Company’s shareholders except as otherwise required by law.

 

The Class B ordinary shares will automatically convert into Class A ordinary shares on the first business day following the completion of a Business Combination on a one-for-one basis, subject to adjustment. In the case that additional Class A ordinary shares, or equity-linked securities convertible or exercisable for Class A ordinary shares, are issued or deemed issued in excess of the amounts issued in the Initial Public Offering and related to the closing of a Business Combination, the ratio at which Founder Shares will convert into Class A ordinary shares will be adjusted (subject to waiver by holders of a majority of the Class B ordinary shares then in issue) so that the number of Class A ordinary shares issuable upon conversion of all Class B ordinary shares will equal, in the aggregate, on an as-converted basis, 20% of the sum of the ordinary shares issued and outstanding upon the completion of the Initial Public Offering plus the number of Class A ordinary shares and equity-linked securities issued or deemed issued in connection with a Business Combination (net of redemptions), excluding the Representative Shares and any Class A ordinary shares or equity-linked securities issued, or to be issued, to any seller in a Business Combination and any Private Placement Warrants issued to the Sponsor, the underwriters, or any of their respective officers, directors, or other affiliates.

 

Representative Shares

 

In January 2021, the Company issued to the designees of EarlyBirdCapital 60,000 Class A ordinary shares (the “Representative Shares”). The Company accounted for the Representative Shares as an offering cost of the Initial Public Offering, with a corresponding credit to shareholders’ equity. The Company estimated the fair value of Representative Shares to be $600,000 based upon offering price of the Units of $10.00 per Unit. The holders of the Representative Shares have agreed not to transfer, assign or sell any such shares until the completion of a Business Combination. In addition, the holders have agreed (i) to waive their conversion rights (or right to participate in any tender offer) with respect to such shares in connection with the completion of a Business Combination and (ii) to waive their rights to liquidating distributions from the Trust Account with respect to such shares if the Company fails to complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period.

 

The Representative Shares have been deemed compensation by FINRA and are therefore subject to a lock-up for a period of 180 days immediately following the effective date of the registration statement related to the Initial Public Offering pursuant to Rule 5110(g)(1) of FINRA’s NASD Conduct Rules. Pursuant to FINRA Rule 5110(g)(1), these securities will not be the subject of any hedging, short sale, derivative, put or call transaction that would result in the economic disposition of the securities by any person for a period of 180 days immediately following the effective date of the registration statements related to the Initial Public Offering, nor may they be sold, transferred, assigned, pledged or hypothecated for a period of 180 days immediately following the effective date of the registration statements related to the Initial Public Offering except to any underwriter and selected dealer participating in the Initial Public Offering and their bona fide officers or partners.

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
APRIL 30, 2021
(Unaudited)

 

NOTE 9. WARRANTS

 

Public Warrants may only be exercised for a whole number of shares. No fractional shares will be issued upon exercise of the Public Warrants. The Public Warrants will become exercisable 30 days after the completion of a Business Combination. The Public Warrants will expire five years from the completion of a Business Combination or earlier upon redemption or liquidation.

 

No warrants will be exercisable for cash unless the Company has an effective and current registration statement covering the offer and sale of Class A ordinary shares issuable upon exercise of the warrants and a current prospectus relating to such Class A ordinary shares. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if a registration statement covering the offer and sale of Class A ordinary shares issuable upon exercise of the Public Warrants is not effective within 60 business days following the consummation of a Business Combination, warrant holders may, until such time as there is an effective registration statement and during any period when the Company shall have failed to maintain an effective registration statement, exercise warrants on a cashless basis pursuant to the exemption provided by Section 3(a)(9) of the Securities Act, provided that such exemption is available. If that exemption, or another exemption, is not available, holders will not be able to exercise their warrants on a cashless basis.

 

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

 

 in whole and not in part;

 

 at a price of $0.01 per Public Warrant;

 

 at any time after the warrants become exercisable;

 

 upon not less than 30 days’ prior written notice of redemption to each warrant holder;

 

 if, and only if, the reported last sale price of the Class A ordinary shares equals or exceeds $18.00 per share (as adjusted for share sub-divisions, share dividends, reorganizations, recapitalizations and the like) for any 20 trading days within a 30-trading day period ending on the third business day prior to the notice of redemption to the warrant holders; and

 

 if, and only if, there is a current registration statement in effect with respect to the offer and sale of the Class A ordinary shares underlying such warrants.

 

The exercise price and number of ordinary shares issuable upon exercise of the Public Warrants may be adjusted in certain circumstances including in the event of a share dividend, extraordinary dividend or recapitalization, reorganization, merger or consolidation. However, except as described below, the Public Warrants will not be adjusted for issuances of ordinary shares 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 Period 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 respect to such Public Warrants. Accordingly, the Public Warrants may expire worthless.

 

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

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
APRIL 30, 2021
(Unaudited)

 

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 ordinary shares issuable upon the exercise of the Private Placement Warrants will not be transferable, assignable or salable until 30 days after the completion of a Business Combination, subject to certain limited exceptions. Additionally, the Private Placement Warrants will be exercisable on a cashless basis and be non-redeemable, except as described above, 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 Topic 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.

 

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

 

Description Level  April 30,
2021
 
Assets:      
Cash and marketable securities held in Trust Account 1  $143,763,697 
Liabilities:       
Warrant Liability – Private Placement Warrants 3   2,668,750 

 

The Private Placement Warrants were accounted for as liabilities in accordance with ASC 815-40 and are presented within warrant liabilities in the accompanying condensed balance sheet. The warrant liabilities are measured at fair value at inception and on a recurring basis, with changes in fair value presented in the condensed statement of operations.

 

The Private Placement Warrants were valued using a binomial lattice model, which is considered to be a Level 3 fair value measurement. The binomial lattice model’s primary unobservable input utilized in determining the fair value of the Private Warrants is the expected volatility of the ordinary shares. 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 expected volatility as of subsequent valuation dates was implied from the Company’s own Public Warrant pricing.

 

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EUROPEAN SUSTAINABLE GROWTH ACQUISITION CORP.
NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
APRIL 30, 2021
(Unaudited)

 

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

 

  January 26,
2021
(Initial Measurement)
  

April 30,

2021

 
Exercise price $11.50  $11.50 
Stock price $9.62  $9.74 
Volatility  15.0%  12.1%
Term  5.00   5.00 
Risk-free rate  0.48%  0.88%
Dividend yield  0.0%  0.00%

 

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

 

Fair value as of November 10, 2020 (inception) $ 
Initial measurement on January 26, 2021 (inclusive of the over-allotment))  3,412,500 
Change in fair value  (743,750)
Fair value as of April 30, 2021 $2,668,750 

 

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. There were no transfers in or out of Level 3 from other levels in the fair value hierarchy during the period from November 10, 2020 (inception) through April 30, 2021.

 

NOTE 11. SUBSEQUENT EVENTS

 

The Company 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 European Sustainable Growth Acquisition Corp. References to our “management” or our “management team” refer to our officers and directors, and references to the “Sponsor” refer to LRT Capital1 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 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 Quarterly Report including, without limitation, statements in 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. 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. 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 this Quarterly Report and the Risk Factors section of the Registration Statements on Form S-1 (Registration No. 333-251888) filed with 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.

 

Overview

 

We are a blank check company incorporated in the Cayman Islands on November 10, 2020 formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, amalgamation, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization or other similar Business Combination with one or more businesses. We intend to effectuate our Business Combination using cash derived from the proceeds of the Initial Public Offering and the sale of the Private Placement Warrants, our shares, debt or a combination of cash, shares and debt.

 

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 operating revenues to date. Our only activities from inception through April 30, 2021 were organizational activities, those necessary to prepare for the Initial Public Offering, described below, and, subsequent to the Initial Public Offering, identifying a target company for a Business Combination. We do not expect to generate any operating revenues until after the completion of our initial 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 in connection with searching for, and completing, a Business Combination.

 

For the three months ended April 30, 2021, we had net income of $556,906, which consisted of a change in fair value of warrant liability of $743,750 and interest earned on marketable securities held in Trust Account of $13,496, offset by formation and operational costs of $199,420 and an unrealized loss on marketable securities held in Trust Account of $920.

 

For the period from November 10, 2020 (inception) through April 30, 2021, we had net income of $520,729, which consisted of a change in fair value of warrant liability of $743,750 and interest earned on marketable securities held in Trust Account of $13,697, offset by formation and operational costs of $213,499 and transaction costs allocable to warrant liability of $23,219.

 

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Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

On January 26, 2021, we consummated the Initial Public Offering of 12,500,000 Units, at a price of $10.00 per Unit, generating gross proceeds of $125,000,000. Simultaneously with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, we consummated the sale of 4,000,000 Private Placement Warrants to the Sponsor at a price of $1.00 per Private Placement Warrant generating gross proceeds of $4,000,000.

 

On January 27, 2021, the Company sold an additional 1,875,000 Units for total gross proceeds of $18,750,000 in connection with the underwriters’ full exercise of their over-allotment option. Simultaneously with the closing of the over-allotment option, we also consummated the sale of an additional 375,000 Private Placement Warrants at $1.00 per Private Placement Warrant, generating total proceeds of $375,000.

 

Following the Initial Public Offering, the full exercise of the over-allotment option, and the sale of the Private Placement Warrants, a total of $143,750,000 was placed in the Trust Account. We incurred $3,835,009 in transaction costs, including $2,875,000 of underwriting fees and $960,009 of other offering costs.

 

For the period from November 10, 2020 (inception) through April 30, 2021, net cash used in operating activities was $408,066. Net income of $520,729 was impacted by formation costs paid by Sponsor in exchange for issuance of Founder Shares of $5,000, interest earned on marketable securities held in Trust Account of $13,697, a change in fair value of warrant liability of $743,750, transaction costs associated with the warrant liability of $23,219, and changes in operating assets and liabilities, which used $199,567 of cash from operating activities.

 

As of April 30, 2021, we had cash and marketable securities held in the Trust Account of $143,763,697. We intend to use substantially all of the funds held in the Trust Account, including any amounts representing interest earned on the Trust Account, which interest shall be net of taxes payable, to complete our Business Combination. We may withdraw interest from the Trust Account to pay taxes, if any. To the extent that our share capital or debt is used, in whole or in part, as consideration to complete a 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 April 30, 2021, we had cash of $751,925. 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 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, structure, negotiate and complete a Business Combination.

 

In order to fund working capital deficiencies or finance transaction costs in connection with a Business Combination, our Sponsor or an affiliate of our Sponsor or certain of our officers and directors may, but are not obligated to, loan us funds as may be required. If we complete a Business Combination, we may repay such loaned amounts out of the proceeds of the Trust Account released to us. 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, at a price of $1.00 per warrant, at the option of the lender. The warrants would be identical to the Private Placement Warrants.

 

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 initial 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 completion of our Business Combination, in which case we may issue additional securities or incur debt in connection with such Business Combination.

 

Off-Balance Sheet Financing Arrangements

 

We have no obligations, assets or liabilities, which would be considered off-balance sheet arrangements as of April 30, 2021. We do not participate in transactions that create relationships with unconsolidated entities or financial partnerships, often referred to as variable interest entities, which would have been established for the purpose of facilitating off-balance sheet arrangements. We have not entered into any off-balance sheet financing arrangements, established any special purpose entities, guaranteed any debt or commitments of other entities, or purchased any non-financial assets.

 

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Contractual Obligations

 

We do not have any long-term debt, capital lease obligations, operating lease obligations or long-term liabilities, other than an agreement to pay the Sponsor a monthly fee of $10,000 for office space, administrative and support services. We began incurring these fees on January 26, 2021 and will continue to incur these fees monthly until the earlier of the completion of the Business Combination and our liquidation.

 

We engaged the underwriters in the Initial Public Offering as advisors in connection with its Business Combination to assist in holding meetings with our shareholders to discuss the potential Business Combination and the target business’ attributes, introduce us to potential investors that are interested in purchasing its securities in connection with its initial Business Combination, assist in obtaining shareholder approval for the Business Combination and assist with press releases and public filings in connection with the Business Combination. We will pay the underwriters a cash fee for such services upon the consummation of its initial Business Combination in an amount equal to 3.5% of the gross proceeds of the Initial Public Offering (exclusive of any applicable finders’ fees which might become payable). In addition, we will pay the underwriters a cash fee in an amount equal to 1.0% of the total consideration payable in the initial business combination if either introduces us to the target business with whom we complete our initial business combination; provided that the foregoing fee will not be paid prior to the date that is 60 days from the effective date of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part, unless FINRA determines that such payment would not be deemed underwriters’ compensation in connection with this offering pursuant to FINRA Rule 5110.

 

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:

 

Warrant Liability

 

We account for the Private Placement Warrants in accordance with the guidance contained in ASC 815-40, under which the Private Placement Warrants do not meet the criteria for equity treatment and must be recorded as liabilities. Accordingly, we classify the Private Placement Warrants as liabilities at their fair value and adjust the Private Placement Warrants to fair value at each reporting period. These liabilities are subject to re-measurement at each balance sheet date until exercised, and any change in fair value is recognized in the statement of operations.

 

Class A Ordinary Shares Subject to Possible Redemption

 

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

 

Net Income (Loss) per Ordinary Share

 

We apply the two-class method in calculating earnings per share. Net income (loss) per ordinary share, basic and diluted, for Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption is calculated by dividing the interest income earned on the Trust Account, net of applicable taxes, if any, by the weighted average number of shares of Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption outstanding for the period. Net income (loss) per ordinary share, basic and diluted, for non-redeemable ordinary shares is calculated by dividing net income (loss) less income attributable to Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption, by the weighted average number of shares of non-redeemable ordinary shares outstanding for the period presented.

 

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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 are currently assessing the impact of the adoption of ASU 2020-06, but do not believe it will have a material impact on our 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 our condensed financial statements.

 

ITEM 3. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

 

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

 

ITEM 4. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

 

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

 

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

 

Under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including our principal executive officer and principal financial and accounting officer, we conducted an evaluation of the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures as of the end of the fiscal quarter ended April 30, 2021, as such term is defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Exchange Act. Based on this evaluation, our principal executive officer and principal financial and accounting officer have concluded that during the period covered by this report, our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Exchange Act) were not effective due to a material weakness in internal controls over financial reporting related to inaccurate accounting for warrants issued in connection with our private placement. To address this material weakness, management has devoted, and plans to continue to devote, significant effort and resources to the remediation and improvement of its internal control over financial reporting. While we have processes to identify and appropriately apply applicable accounting requirements, we plan to enhance these processes to better evaluate its research and understanding of the nuances of the complex accounting standards that apply to its financial statements. We plan to include providing enhanced access to accounting literature, research materials and documents and increased communication among its personnel and third-party professionals with whom it consults regarding complex accounting applications. The elements of our remediation plan can only be accomplished over time, and we can offer no assurance that these initiatives will ultimately have the intended effects. Other than this issue, our disclosure controls and procedures were effective at a reasonable assurance level and, accordingly, provided reasonable assurance that the information required to be disclosed by us in reports filed under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms.

 

Changes in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

 

During the quarter ended April 30, 2021, there has been 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, as the circumstances that led to the material weakness described above had not yet been identified. We are in the process of implementing changes to our internal control over financial reporting to remediate such material weaknesses, as more fully described above. The elements of our remediation plan can only be accomplished over time, and we can offer no assurance that these initiatives will ultimately have the intended effects.

 

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PART II – OTHER INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS.

 

None.

 

ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS.

 

Except as set forth below, as of the date of this Quarterly Report, there have been no material changes with respect to those risk factors previously disclosed in our Registration Statement filed with the SEC. 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.

 

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

 

The proceeds held in the Trust Account are invested only in U.S. government treasury obligations with a maturity of 185 days or less or in money market funds meeting certain conditions under Rule 2a-7 under the Investment Company Act, which invest only in direct U.S. government treasury obligations. While short-term U.S. government treasury obligations currently yield a positive rate of interest, they have briefly yielded negative interest rates in recent years. Central banks in Europe and Japan pursued interest rates below zero in recent years, and the Open Market Committee of the Federal Reserve has not ruled out the possibility that it may in the future adopt similar policies in the United States. In the event that we are unable to complete our initial business combination or make certain amendments to our Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation, our public shareholders are entitled to receive their pro-rata share of the proceeds held in the Trust Account, plus any interest income not released to us, net of taxes payable. Negative interest rates could impact the per-share redemption amount that may be received by public shareholders.

 

ITEM 2. UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES AND USE OF PROCEEDS.

 

On January 26, 2021, we consummated the Initial Public Offering of 12,500,000 Units. On January 27, 2021, in connection with the underwriters’ election to fully exercise their over-allotment option, we sold an additional 1,875,000 Units. The Units sold in the Initial Public Offering and full exercise of over-allotment option were sold at an offering price of $10.00 per unit, generating total gross proceeds of $143,750,000. EarlyBirdCapital, Inc. and ABN AMRO Securities (USA) LLC. acted as joint book-running managers, of the Initial Public Offering. The securities in the offering were registered under the Securities Act on a registration statement on Form S-1 (No. 333-251888). The Securities and Exchange Commission declared the registration statement effective on January 21, 2021.

 

Simultaneously with the consummation of the Initial Public Offering and the full exercise of the over-allotment option, we consummated the private placement of an aggregate of 4,375,000 warrants at a price of $1.00 per Private Placement Warrant, generating total proceeds of $4,375,000. 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 30 days after the completion of a Business Combination, subject to certain limited exceptions.

 

Of the gross proceeds received from the Initial Public Offering including the over-allotment option and the Private Placement Warrants, $143,750,000 was placed in the Trust Account.

 

We paid a total of $2,875,000 in underwriting discounts and commissions and $960,009 for other costs and expenses related to the Initial Public Offering.

 

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.

 

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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 Co-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 Co-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.SCH* XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document
101.CAL* XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document
101.DEF* XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document
101.LAB* XBRL Taxonomy Extension Labels Linkbase Document
101.PRE* XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document

 

 

*Filed herewith.
**Furnished.

 

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SIGNATURES

 

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

 

 EUROPEAN SUSTAINABLE GROWTH ACQUISITION CORP.
   
Date: June 29, 2021By:/s/ Pieter Taselaar
 Name:Pieter Taselaar
 Title:Co-Chief Executive Officer
  (Co-Principal Executive Officer)
   
Date: June 29, 2021By:/s/ Patrick Moroney
 Name:Patrick Moroney
 Title:Chief Financial Officer
  (Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)

 

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