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GATE Marblegate Acquisition Corp - Series A

Filed: 9 Nov 21, 7:00pm
 
 
UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
 
FORM
10-Q
 
 
(MARK ONE)
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended September 30, 2021
or
 
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the transition period from                to                
Commission File Number:
001-40862
 
 
MARBLEGATE ACQUISITION CORP.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
 
 
Delaware
 
85-4249135
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
 
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
c/o Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP
1345 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY
 
10105
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
(Zip Code)
(212)
370-1300
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
Not Applicable
(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)
 
 
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
 
Title of each class
 
Trading Symbol(s)
 
Name of each exchange on which registered
Units, each consisting of one share of Class A common stock, $0.0001 par value, and
one-half
of one redeemable warrant
 
GATEU
 
The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Shares of Class A common stock included as part of the Units
 
GATE
 
The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Redeemable warrants included as part of the Units
 
GATEW
 
The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.    Yes  ☐    No  ☒
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation
S-T
(§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files).    Yes  ☒    No  ☐
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a
non-accelerated
filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in
Rule 12b-2
of the Exchange Act.
 
Large accelerated filer   Accelerated filer 
Non-accelerated filer   Smaller reporting company 
   Emerging growth company 
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  ☐
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule
12b-2
of the Exchange Act).    Yes  ☒    No  ☐
As of November
9
, 2021, there were 30,910,000 shares of Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, and 11,810,833 shares of Class B common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, issued and outstanding.
 
 
 


PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Item 1. Financial Statements.
MARBLEGATE ACQUISITION CORP.
CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS
 
ASSETS
       
   
SEPTEMBER
30, 2021
(Unaudited)
  
DECEMBER
31, 2020
 
Current asset – cash
  $1  $—   
Deferred offering costs
   473,214   42,500 
  
 
 
  
 
 
 
TOTAL ASSETS
  
$
473,215
 
 
$
42,500
 
  
 
 
  
 
 
 
   
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDER’S EQUITY
   
Current liabilities
   
Accrued expenses
  $881  $1,000 
Accrued offering costs
   263,109   —   
Advance from related party
   —     42,500 
Promissory note – related party
   186,819   —   
  
 
 
  
 
 
 
Total Current Liabilities
  
 
450,809
 
 
 
43,500
 
  
 
 
  
 
 
 
   
Commitments (Note 6)
00
Stockholder’s Equity
   
Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value; 1,000,000 shares authorized; NaN issued and outstanding
   0—     0—   
Class A common stock, $0.0001 par value; 200,000,000 shares authorized; NaN issued and outstanding
   0—     0—   
Class B common stock, $0.0001 par value; 20,000,000 shares authorized; 11,810,833 shares issued and outstanding
(1)
   1,181   —   
Additional
paid-in
capital
   23,819   —   
Accumulated deficit
   (2,594  (1,000
  
 
 
  
 
 
 
Total Stockholder’s Equity
  
 
22,406
 
 
 
(1,000
  
 
 
  
 
 
 
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDER’S EQUITY
  
$
473,215
 
 
$
42,500
 
  
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
(1)
Includes up to 1,507,500 shares of Class B common stock subject to forfeiture depending on the extent to which the over-allotment option is not exercised in full or in part by the underwriters (see Note 5).
The accompanying notes are an integral part of the unaudited condensed financial statements.
 
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MARBLEGATE ACQUISITION CORP.
CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(UNAUDITED)
 
   
Three Month
Period Ended

September 30,
2021
  
Nine Month
Period Ended
September 30,
2021
 
Operating and formation costs
  $1,594  $1,594 
  
 
 
  
 
 
 
Net income (loss)
  
$
(1,594
 
$
(1,594
  
 
 
  
 
 
 
Weighted average Class B shares outstanding, basic and diluted
(1)
   10,303,333   10,303,333 
  
 
 
  
 
 
 
Basic and diluted net loss per Class B common share
  
$
0.00
 
 
$
(0.00
  
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
(1)
Excludes up to 1,507,500 shares of Class B common stock subject to forfeiture depending on the extent to which the over-allotment option is not exercised in full or in part by the underwriters (see Note 5).
The accompanying notes are an integral part of the unaudited condensed financial statements.
 
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MARBLEGATE ACQUISITION CORP.
CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN STOCKHOLDER’S EQUITY
FOR THE THREE AND NINE MONTH PERIOD ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2021 (UNAUDITED)
 
   
Class B
Common Stock
   
Additional
Paid-in

Capital
   
Accumulated

Deficit
  
Total
Stockholder’s

Equity
 
   
Shares
   
Amount
 
Balance – January 1, 2021
  
 
0—
 
  
$
—  
 
  
$
—  
 
  
$
(1,000
 
$
(1,000
Issuance of Class B common stock to Initial Stockholders
(1)
   11,810,833    1,181    23,819    —     25,000 
Net loss
   —      —      —      —     —   
  
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
  
 
 
 
Balance – March 31, 2021
  
 
11,810,833
 
  
$
1,181
 
  
$
23,819
 
  
$
(1,000
 
$
24,000
 
Net loss
   —      —      —      —     —   
  
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
  
 
 
 
Balance – June 30, 2021
  
 
11,810,833
 
  
$
1,181
 
  
$
23,819
 
  
$
(1,000
 
$
24,000
 
Net loss
   —      —      —      (1,594  (1,594
  
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
  
 
 
 
Balance – September 30, 2021 (Unaudited)
  
 
11,810,833
 
  
$
1,181
 
  
$
23,819
 
  
$
(2,594
 
$
22,406
 
  
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
(1)
Includes up to 1,507,500 shares of Class B common stock subject to forfeiture depending on the extent to which the over-allotment option is not exercised in full or in part by the underwriters (see Note 5).
The accompanying notes are an integral part of the unaudited condensed financial statements.
 
 
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MARBLEGATE ACQUISITION CORP.
CONDENSED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS
FOR THE NINE MONTH PERIOD ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2021
(UNAUDITED)
 
Cash Flows from Operating Activities:
  
Net loss
  $(1,594
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:
  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
  
Accrued expenses
   356 
  
 
 
 
Net cash used in operating activities
  
 
(1,238
  
 
 
 
Cash Flows from Financing Activities:
  
Proceeds from issuance of common stock to Sponsor
   25,000 
Advances from related party
   (42,500
Proceeds from promissory note – related party
   186,819 
Payment of offering costs
   (168,080
  
 
 
 
Net cash used in financing activities
  
 
(1,239
  
 
 
 
Net Change in Cash
  
 
1
 
Cash – beginning of period
   0— 
  
 
 
 
Cash – end of period
  
$
1
 
  
 
 
 
Non-Cash
investing and financing activities:
  
Deferred offering costs included in accrued offering costs
  $262,634 
  
 
 
 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of the unaudited condensed financial statements.
 
 
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MARBLEGATE ACQUISITION CORP.
NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
SEPTEMBER 30, 2021
(Unaudited)
 
NOTE 1. DESCRIPTION OF ORGANIZATION, BUSINESS OPERATIONS, LIQUIDITY, AND RISKS AND UNCERTAINTIES
Marblegate Acquisition Corp. (the “Company”) is a blank check company incorporated in Delaware on December 10, 2020. The Company was formed for the purpose of effectuating a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or other similar business combination with one or more businesses (the “Business Combination”).
The Company is not limited to a particular industry or sector for purposes of consummating 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 September 30, 2021, the Company had not yet commenced any operations. All activity for the period from December 10, 2020 (inception) through September 30, 2021 relates to the Company’s formation and the initial public offering (the “Initial Public Offering”), which is described below. 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 Company has selected December 31 as its fiscal year end.
The registration statement for the Company’s Initial Public Offering was declared effective on September 30, 2021. On October 5, 2021, the Company consummated the Initial Public Offering of 30,000,000 units (the “Units” and, with respect to the shares of Class A common stock included in the Units sold, the “Public Shares”), generating gross proceeds of $300,000,000, which is described in Note 3.
Simultaneously with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, the Company consummated the sale of 910,000 units (the “Private Placement Units”) at a price of $10.00 per Private Placement Unit in a private placement to Marblegate Acquisition LLC (the “Sponsor”) and Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. (“Cantor”), generating gross proceeds of $9,100,000, which is described in Note 4.
Transaction costs amounted to $42,630,587, consisting of $6,000,000 of underwriting fees, $15,000,000 of deferred underwriting fees, $1,015,137 of other offering costs (including $509,600 for the fair value of the private warrants included in the Private Placement Units, and $505,537 of offering costs, and $20,615,450 for the fair value of the Founder Shares attributable to certain anchor investors (see Note 5).
Following the closing of the Initial Public Offering on October 5, 2021, an amount of $301,500,000 ($10.05 per Unit) from the net proceeds of the sale of the Units in the Initial Public Offering and the sale of the Private Placement Units was placed in a trust account (the “Trust Account”), located in the United States and held in cash items or invested in U.S. government securities, within the meaning set forth in Section 2(a)(16) of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the “Investment Company Act”), with a maturity of 185 days or less or in any open-ended investment company that holds itself out as a money market fund meeting the conditions of Rule
2a-7
of the Investment Company Act, as determined by the Company, until the earlier of: (i) the completion of a Business Combination and (ii) the distribution of the funds in the Trust Account to the Company’s stockholders, as described below.
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 Units, although substantially all of the net proceeds are intended to be applied generally toward consummating a Business Combination. The Company must complete one or more initial Business Combinations with one or more operating businesses or assets with a fair market value equal to at least 80% of the net assets held in the Trust Account (as defined below) (less any deferred underwriting commissions and taxes payable on interest earned on the Trust Account) at the time of the signing a definitive agreement to enter 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 outstanding voting securities of the target or otherwise acquires a controlling interest in the target sufficient for it not to be required to register as an investment company under the Investment Company Act. There is no assurance that the Company will be able to successfully effect a Business Combination.
 
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The Company will provide its holders of the outstanding Public Shares (the “public stockholders”) with the opportunity to redeem all or a portion of their Public Shares upon the completion of a Business Combination either (i) in connection with a stockholder meeting called to approve the Business Combination or (ii) by means of a tender offer. The decision as to whether the Company will seek stockholder approval of a Business Combination or conduct a tender offer will be made by the Company, solely in its discretion. The public stockholders will be entitled to redeem their Public Shares for a pro rata portion of the amount then in the Trust Account (initially anticipated to be $10.05 per Public Share, plus any pro rata interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account and not previously released to the Company to pay its tax obligations). There will be no redemption rights upon the completion of a Business Combination with respect to the Company’s warrants. The Public Shares subject to redemption will be recorded at redemption value and classified as temporary equity upon the completion of the Initial Public Offering in accordance with the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (“FASB”) Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 480 “Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity”.
The Company will proceed with a Business Combination only if the Company has net tangible assets of at least $5,000,001 either prior to or upon such consummation of a Business Combination and, if the Company seeks stockholder approval, a majority of the shares voted are voted in favor of the Business Combination. If a stockholder vote is not required by law and the Company does not decide to hold a stockholder vote for business or other reasons, the Company will, pursuant to its Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation (the “Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation”), conduct the redemptions pursuant to the tender offer rules of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and file tender offer documents with the SEC prior to completing a Business Combination. If, however, stockholder approval of the transaction is required by law, or the Company decides to obtain stockholder approval for business or other reasons, the Company will offer to redeem shares in conjunction with a proxy solicitation pursuant to the proxy rules and not pursuant to the tender offer rules. If the Company seeks stockholder approval in connection with a Business Combination, the Sponsor has agreed to vote its Founder Shares (as defined in Note 5) and any Public Shares purchased during or after the Initial Public Offering in favor of approving a Business Combination. Additionally, each public stockholder may elect to redeem their Public Shares irrespective of whether they vote for or against the proposed transaction or do not vote at all.
Notwithstanding the above, if the Company seeks stockholder approval of a Business Combination and it does not conduct redemptions pursuant to the tender offer rules, the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation provides that a public stockholder, together with any affiliate of such stockholder or any other person with whom such stockholder is acting in concert or as a “group” (as defined under Section 13 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”)), will be restricted from redeeming its shares with respect to more than an aggregate of 15% or more of the Public Shares, without the prior consent of the Company.
The Sponsor has agreed (a) to waive its redemption rights with respect to its Founder Shares and Public Shares held by it in connection with the completion of a Business Combination, (b) to waive its liquidation rights with respect to the Founder Shares if the Company fails to complete a Business Combination within 15 months from the closing of the Initial Public Offering and (c) not to propose an amendment to the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation (i) to modify the substance or timing of the Company’s obligation to allow redemption in connection with the Company’s initial Business Combination or to redeem 100% of its Public Shares if the Company does not complete a Business Combination or (ii) with respect to any other provision relating to stockholders’ rights or
pre-initial
business combination activity, unless the Company provides the public stockholders with the opportunity to redeem their Public Shares in conjunction with any such amendment.
The Company will have until January 5, 2023 to complete a Business Combination (the “Combination Period”). 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 not more than ten business days thereafter, redeem the Public Shares, at a
per-share
price, payable in cash, equal to the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account including interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account and not previously released to the Company to pay its tax obligations (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
 
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public stockholders’ rights as stockholders (including the right to receive further liquidating distributions, if any), and (iii) as promptly as reasonably possible following such redemption, subject to the approval of the Company’s remaining stockholders and the Company’s board of directors, dissolve and liquidate, subject in the case of clauses (ii) and (iii) above to the Company’s obligations under Delaware law to provide for claims of creditors and the requirements of other applicable law. There will be no redemption rights or liquidating distributions with respect to the Company’s warrants, which will expire worthless if the Company fails to complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period.
The Sponsor and Cantor have agreed to waive their liquidation rights with respect to the Founder Shares and the shares of Class A common stock underlying the Private Placement Units (the “Private Placement Shares”) if the Company fails to complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period. 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. The underwriters have agreed to waive their rights to their deferred underwriting commission (see Note 6) held in the Trust Account in the event the Company does not complete a Business Combination within in the Combination Period and, in such event, such amounts will be included with the other funds held in the Trust Account that will be available to fund the redemption of the Public Shares. In the event of such distribution, it is possible that the per share value of the assets remaining available for distribution will be less than $10.05.
In order to protect the amounts held in the Trust Account, the Sponsor has agreed to be liable to the Company if and to the extent any claims by a third party for services rendered or products sold to the Company, or a prospective target business with which the Company has discussed entering into a transaction agreement, reduce the amount of funds in the Trust Account to below (1) $10.05 per Public Share or (2) the actual amount per Public Share held in the Trust Account as of the date of the liquidation of the Trust Account, if less than $10.05 per Public Share due to reductions in the value of the trust assets, less taxes payable, provided that such liability will not apply to any claims by a third party or prospective target business who executed a waiver of any and all rights to monies held in 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 (except the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm), prospective target businesses or other entities with which the Company does business, execute agreements with the Company waiving any right, title, interest or claim of any kind in or to monies held in the Trust Account.
The anchor investors will not be entitled to (i) redemption rights with respect to any Founder Shares held by them in connection with the completion of the initial Business Combination, (ii) redemption rights with respect to any Founder Shares held by them in connection with a stockholder vote to amend the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation in a manner that would affect the substance or timing of the Company’s obligation to redeem 100% of its Public Shares if the Company has not consummated an initial Business Combination within the Combination Period or (iii) rights to liquidating distributions from the Trust Account with respect to any Founder Shares held by them if the Company fails to complete the initial Business Combination within the Combination Period (although they will be entitled to liquidating distributions from the Trust Account with respect to any Public Shares they hold if the Company fails to complete the initial Business Combination within the Combination Period).
 
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MARBLEGATE ACQUISITION CORP.
NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
SEPTEMBER 30, 2021
(Unaudited)
 
Liquidity
Prior to the completion of the Initial Public Offering, the Company lacked the liquidity it needed to sustain operations for a reasonable period of time, which is considered to be one year from the issuance date of the financial statements. The Company has since completed its Initial Public Offering at which time capital in excess of the funds deposited in the Trust Account and/or used to fund offering expenses was released to the Company for general working capital purposes. Accordingly, management has since reevaluated the Company’s liquidity and financial condition and determined that sufficient capital exists to sustain operations through one year from date of filing and therefore substantial doubt has been alleviated.
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 financial statements. The financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty.
 
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MARBLEGATE ACQUISITION CORP.
NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
SEPTEMBER 30, 2021
(Unaudited)
 
NOTE 2. 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
promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (“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 October 4, 2021, as well as the Company’s Current Report on Form
8-K,
as filed with the SEC on October 12, 2021. The interim results for the period ended September 30, 2021 are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the period ending December 31, 2021 or for any future periods.
Emerging Growth Company
The Company is an “emerging growth company,” as defined in Section 2(a) of the Securities Act, as modified by the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012 (the “JOBS Act”), and it may take advantage of certain exemptions from various reporting requirements that are applicable to other public companies that are not emerging growth companies including, but not limited to, not being required to comply with the independent registered public accounting firm attestation requirements of Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, reduced disclosure obligations regarding executive compensation in its periodic reports and proxy statements, and exemptions from the requirements of holding a nonbinding advisory vote on executive compensation and stockholder approval of any golden parachute payments not previously approved.
Further, Section 102(b)(1) of the JOBS Act exempts emerging growth companies from being required to comply with new or revised financial accounting standards until private companies (that is, those that have not had a Securities Act registration statement declared effective or do not have a class of securities registered under the Exchange Act) are required to comply with the new or revised financial accounting standards. The JOBS Act provides that a company can elect to opt out of the extended transition period and comply with the requirements that apply to
non-emerging
growth companies but any such election to opt out is irrevocable. The Company has elected not to opt out of such extended transition period which means that when a standard is issued or revised and it has different application dates for public or private companies, the Company, as an emerging growth company, can adopt the new or revised standard at the time private companies adopt the new or revised standard. This may make comparison of the Company’s financial statements with another public company which is neither an emerging growth company nor an emerging growth company which has opted out of using the extended transition period difficult or impossible because of the potential differences in accounting standards used.
Use of Estimates
The preparation of the condensed unaudited financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires the Company’s management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of 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.
Cash and Cash Equivalents
The Company considers all short-term investments with an original maturity of three months or less when purchased to be cash equivalents. The Company did 0t have any cash equivalents at September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020.
Deferred Offering Costs
The Company complies with the requirements of ASC
340-10-S99-1
and SEC Staff Accounting Bulletin Topic 5A – “Expenses of Offering”. Offering costs consist of underwriting, legal, accounting and other expenses incurred through the closing date of the Initial Public Offering that are directly related to the Initial Public Offering. Offering costs are allocated to the separable financial instruments issued in the Initial Public Offering based on a relative fair value basis, compared to total proceeds received. Offering costs associated with derivative warrant liabilities are expensed as incurred and presented as
non-operating
expenses. Offering costs associated with the Public Shares were charged to stockholders’ deficit upon the completion of the Initial Public Offering.
As of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, there were $473,214 and $42,500, respectively of deferred offering costs recorded in the accompanying unaudited condensed balance sheets.
 
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MARBLEGATE ACQUISITION CORP.
NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
SEPTEMBER 30, 2021
(Unaudited)
 
Warrant Instruments
The Company accounts for the warrants issued in connection with the private placement in accordance with the guidance contained in FASB ASC Topic 815 “Derivatives and Hedging” whereby under that provision the warrants that do not meet the criteria for equity treatment must be recorded as a liability. Accordingly, the Company evaluated and will classify the warrants included in the Private Placement Units (the “Private Placement Warrants”) under liability treatment at its fair value and adjust the instrument to fair value at each reporting period. This liability will be
re-measured
at each balance sheet date until the Private Placement Warrants are exercised or expire, and any change in fair value will be recognized in the Company’s statement of operations.
Income Taxes
The Company complies with the accounting and reporting requirements of ASC Topic 740, “Income Taxes” which requires an asset and liability approach to financial accounting and reporting for income taxes. Deferred income tax assets and liabilities are computed for differences between the financial statement and tax bases of assets and liabilities that will result in future taxable or deductible amounts, based on enacted tax laws and rates applicable to the periods in which the differences are expected to affect taxable income. Valuation allowances are established, when necessary, to reduce deferred tax assets to the amount expected to be realized. Deferred tax assets were deemed to be 00de minimis as of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020.
ASC Topic 740 prescribes a recognition threshold and a measurement attribute for the financial statement recognition and measurement of tax positions taken or expected to be taken in a tax return. For those benefits to be recognized, a tax position must be
more-likely-than-not
to be sustained upon examination by taxing authorities. The Company recognizes accrued interest and penalties related to unrecognized tax benefits, if any, as income tax expense. There were 0 unrecognized tax benefits and 0 amounts accrued for interest and penalties as of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020. The Company is currently not aware of any issues under review that could result in significant payments, accruals or material deviation from its position. The Company is subject to income tax examinations by major taxing authorities since inception. The tax provision for the period from December 10, 2020 (inception) through December 31, 2020 and for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 were deemed to be 00de minimis.
Class A Common Stock Subject to Possible Redemption
The Company accounts for its Class A common stock subject to possible redemption in accordance with the guidance in Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 480 “Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity.” Class A common stock subject to mandatory redemption is classified as a liability instrument and is measured at fair value. Conditionally redeemable Class A common stock (including Class A common stock that features redemption rights that is either within the control of the holder or subject to redemption upon the occurrence of uncertain events not solely within the Company’s control) is classified as temporary equity. At all other times, Class A common stock is classified as stockholders’ equity. The Company’s Class A common stock features certain redemption rights that are considered to be outside of the Company’s control and subject to occurrence of uncertain future events. Accordingly, at September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, there are 0 shares of Class A common stock subject to possible redemption outstanding; however, this will be presented at redemption value as temporary equity, outside of the stockholders’ equity section of the Company’s balance sheet.
 
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Net Loss per Common Share
Net loss per common share of common stock is computed by dividing net loss by the weighted average number of common shares issued and outstanding during the period, excluding shares of common stock subject to forfeiture. The weighted average number of shares were reduced for the effect of an aggregate of 1,507,500 shares of Class B common stock that were subject to forfeiture depending on the extent to which the underwriters’ over-allotment option was not exercised (see Note 5). At September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, the Company did 0t have any dilutive securities and other contracts that could, potentially, be exercised or converted into shares of common stock and then share in the earnings of the Company. As a result, diluted loss per common share is the same as basic loss per common share for the periods presented.
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 limit 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 accounts.
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,” approximate the carrying amounts represented in the accompanying condensed unaudited balance sheets, primarily due to their short-term nature.
Fair Value Measurements
Fair value is defined as the price that would be received for sale of an asset or paid for transfer of a liability, in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. GAAP establishes a three-tier fair value hierarchy, which prioritizes the inputs used in measuring fair value. The hierarchy gives the highest priority to unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities (Level 1 measurements) and the lowest priority to unobservable inputs (Level 3 measurements). These tiers include:
 
  
Level 1, defined as observable inputs such as quoted prices (unadjusted) for identical instruments in active markets;
 
  
Level 2, defined as inputs other than quoted prices in active markets that are either directly or indirectly observable such as quoted prices for similar instruments in active markets or quoted prices for identical or similar instruments in markets that are not active; and
 
  
Level 3, defined as unobservable inputs in which little or no market data exists, therefore requiring an entity to develop its own assumptions, such as valuations derived from valuation techniques in which one or more significant inputs or significant value drivers are unobservable.
In some circumstances, the inputs used to measure fair value might be categorized within different levels of the fair value hierarchy. In those instances, the fair value measurement is categorized in its entirety in the fair value hierarchy based on the lowest level input that is significant to the fair value measurement.
 
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MARBLEGATE ACQUISITION CORP.
NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
SEPTEMBER 30, 2021
(Unaudited)
 
Derivative Financial Instruments
The Company evaluates its financial instruments to determine if such instruments are derivatives or contain features that qualify as embedded derivatives in accordance with ASC Topic 815, “Derivatives and Hedging”. Derivative instruments are initially recorded at fair value on the grant date and
re-valued
at each reporting date, with changes in the fair value reported in the statement of operations. Derivative assets and liabilities are classified in the balance sheet as current or
non-current
based on whether or not
net-cash
settlement or conversion of the instrument could be required within 12 months of the balance sheet date. As of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, there were 0 derivative instruments outstanding.
Recent Accounting Standards
In August 2020, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update
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 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 for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2021 and should be applied on a full or modified retrospective basis. Early adoption is permitted, but no earlier than fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2020, including interim periods within those fiscal years. The Company adopted ASU
2020-06
effective June 30, 2021. The adoption of ASU
2020-06
did not have a material impact on the Company’s financial statement.
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 3. INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERING
Pursuant to the Initial Public Offering, which closed October 5, 2021, the Company sold 30,000,000 Units at a purchase price of $10.00 per Unit. Each Unit consists of one share of the Company’s Class A common stock and
one-half
of one redeemable warrant (“Public Warrant”). Each Public Warrant entitles the holder to purchase 1 share of Class A common stock at an exercise price of $11.50 per whole share (see Note 8).
NOTE 4. PRIVATE PLACEMENT
Simultaneously with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, the Sponsor and Cantor purchased an aggregate of 910,000 Private Placement Units at a price of $10.00 per Private Placement Unit, for an aggregate purchase price of $9,100,000, in a private placement. Each Private Placement Unit consists of one share of Class A common stock and
one-half
of one warrant. Each whole warrant is exercisable to purchase 1 Class A common stock at a price of $11.50 per share, subject to adjustment (see Note 8). A portion of the proceeds from the Private Placement Units were added to the proceeds from the Initial Public Offering held in the Trust Account. If the Company does not complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period, the proceeds from the sale of the Private Placement Units will be used to fund the redemption of the Public Shares (subject to the requirements of applicable law) and the Private Placement Units will expire worthless.
NOTE 5. RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS
Founder Shares
On January 15, 2021, in consideration for the payment of certain of the Company’s offering costs, the Company applied $25,000 of outstanding advances from the Sponsor towards the issuance of 8,625,000 shares of the Company’s Class B common stock. In September 2021, the Company effected a stock dividend of 0.3694 shares for each share of Class B common stock outstanding, resulting in the Sponsor holding 11,810,833 Founder Shares (the “Founder Shares”). The Founder Shares include an aggregate of up to 1,507,500 shares subject to forfeiture by the Sponsor to the extent that the underwriter’s over-allotment is not exercised in full or in part, so that the holders of the Founder Shares will collectively own, on an
as-converted
basis, 25% of the Company’s issued and outstanding shares after the Initial Public Offering (including the Private Placement Shares).
 
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The holders of the Founder Shares have agreed, subject to certain limited exceptions, not to transfer, assign or sell any of the Founder Shares until the earlier to occur of: (A) one year after the completion of our initial Business Combination or (B) subsequent to our initial Business Combination, (x) if the last sale price of our Class A common stock equals or exceeds $12.00 per share (as adjusted for stock splits, stock dividends, reorganizations, recapitalizations and the like) for any 20 trading days within any
30-trading
day period commencing at least 150 days after our initial Business Combination, or (y) the date on which we complete a liquidation, merger, capital stock exchange or other similar transaction that results in all of our stockholders having the right to exchange their shares of common stock for cash, securities or other property.
In connection with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, the Sponsor sold 2,473,864 Founder Shares to certain anchor investors at their original purchase price. The Company estimated the aggregate fair value of the Founder Shares attributable to the anchor investors to be $20,656,764, or $8.35 per share. The fair value of the Founder Shares were valued using a binomial/lattice model. The excess of the fair value of the Founder Shares was determined to be an offering cost in accordance with Staff Accounting Bulletin Topic 5A. Accordingly, the offering cost was allocated to the separable financial instruments issued in the Initial Public Offering based on a relative fair value basis, compared to the total proceeds received. Offering costs related to the Founder Shares amounted to $20,656,764, of which $20,615,450 was charged to stockholders’ deficit upon the completion of the Initial Public Offering and $41,314 was expensed to the statement of operations and included in transaction costs attributable to warrant liabilities.
Administrative Support Agreement
The Company entered into an administrative support agreement, commencing on September 30, 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 administrative and support services.
Promissory Note — Related Party
On January 15, 2021, the Company issued an unsecured promissory note (the “Promissory Note”) to the Sponsor, pursuant to which the Company may borrow up to an aggregate principal amount of $300,000. The Promissory Note was
non-interest
bearing and was payable on the earlier of September 30, 2021 or the completion of the Initial Public Offering. As of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, there were $186,819 and $0 outstanding, respectively, under the Promissory Note. The outstanding loan of $186,819 was repaid at the closing of the Initial Public Offering.
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 loans may be convertible into units, at a price of $10.00 per unit at the option of the lender. The units would be identical to the Private Placement Units. As of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, there are 0 Working Capital Loans outstanding.
 
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MARBLEGATE ACQUISITION CORP.
NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
SEPTEMBER 30, 2021
(Unaudited)
 
NOTE 6. COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
 
Registration Rights
Pursuant to a registration rights agreement entered into on September 30, 2021, the holders of the Founder Shares, the Private Placement Units (and the securities contained therein), and the units that may be issued upon conversion of Working Capital Loans (and the securities contained therein) are entitled to registration rights. The holders of these securities are entitled to make up to three demands, excluding short form registration demands, that the Company register such securities. In addition, the holders have certain “piggy-back” registration rights with respect to registration statements filed subsequent to the completion of a Business Combination and rights to require the Company to register for resale such securities pursuant to Rule 415 under the Securities Act. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, Cantor may only make a demand on one occasion and only during the
5-year
period beginning on the effective date of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part. In addition, Cantor may participate in a “piggy-back” registration only during the
7-year
period beginning on the effective date of the registration statement. 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 Company granted the underwriters a
45-day
option, at the Initial Public Offering, to purchase up to 4,500,000 additional Units to cover over-allotments at the Initial Public Offering price, less the underwriting discounts and commissions.
The underwriters were paid a cash underwriting discount of 2.0% of the gross proceeds of the Initial Public Offering, or $6,000,000, excluding any amounts raised pursuant to the over-allotment option. In addition, the underwriters will be entitled to a deferred fee of (i) 5.0% of the gross proceeds of the initial 30,000,000 Units sold in the Proposed Public Offering, or $15,000,000, and (ii) 7.0% of the gross proceeds from the Units sold pursuant to the over-allotment option, or up to $3,150,000. The deferred fee will be paid in cash upon the closing of a Business Combination from the amounts held in the Trust Account, subject to the terms of the underwriting agreement
NOTE 7. STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Preferred
Stock
 — The Company is authorized to issue 1,000,000 shares of $0.0001 par value preferred stock. At September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, there were 0 shares of preferred stock issued or outstanding.
Class
 A
Common Stock
 — The Company is authorized to issue up to 200,000,000 shares of Class A common stock, $0.0001 par value. Holders of the Company’s Class A common stock are entitled to one vote for each share. At September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, there were 0 shares of Class A common stock issued or outstanding.
Class
 B Common Stock
 — The Company is authorized to issue up to 20,000,000 shares of Class B common stock, $0.0001 par value. Holders of the Company’s Class B common stock are entitled to one vote for each share. At September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, there were 11,810,833 shares of Class B common stock issued and outstanding. The Founder Shares include an aggregate of up to 1,507,500 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 Founder Shares will equal 25% of the Company’s issued and outstanding shares after the Initial Public Offering (including the Private Placement Shares).
 
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MARBLEGATE ACQUISITION CORP.
NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
SEPTEMBER 30, 2021
(Unaudited)
 
Holders of Class A common stock and holders of Class B common stock will vote together as a single class on all other matters submitted to a vote of the Company’s stockholders except as otherwise required by law.
The shares of Class B common stock will automatically convert into shares of Class A common stock at the time of a Business Combination, on a
one-for-one
basis, subject to adjustment as provided herein. In the case that additional shares of Class A common stock, or equity-linked securities, are issued or deemed issued in excess of the amounts issued in the Initial Public Offering and related to the closing of a Business Combination, the ratio at which the shares of Class B common stock will convert into shares of Class A common stock will be adjusted (unless the holders of a majority of the issued and outstanding shares of our Class B common stock agree to waive such anti-dilution adjustment with respect to any such issuance or deemed issuance) so that the number of shares of Class A common stock issuable upon conversion of all shares of Class B common stock will equal, in the aggregate, on an
as-converted
basis, 25% of the sum of all shares of common stock issued and outstanding upon the completion of the Initial Public Offering, plus all shares of Class A common stock and equity-linked securities issued or deemed issued in connection with a Business Combination, excluding any shares or equity-linked securities issued, or to be issued, to any seller in a Business Combination and any private placement-equivalent units issued to the Sponsor or its affiliates upon conversion of loans made to the Company.
Public Warrants
— As of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, there were 0 outstanding Public Warrants. Public Warrants may only be exercised for a whole number of shares. No fractional shares will be issued upon exercise of the Public Warrants. The Public Warrants will become exercisable on the later of (a) 30 days after the consummation of a Business Combination or (b) 12 months from the closing of the Initial Public Offering. The Public Warrants will expire five years from the consummation of a Business Combination or earlier upon redemption or liquidation.
The Company will not be obligated to deliver any Class A common stock pursuant to the exercise of a Public Warrant and will have no obligation to settle such Public Warrant exercise unless a registration statement under the Securities Act covering the issuance of the Class A common stock issuable upon exercise of the Public Warrants is then effective and a prospectus relating thereto is current, subject to the Company satisfying its obligations with respect to registration. No warrant will be exercisable and the Company will not be obligated to issue shares of Class A common stock upon exercise of a warrant unless Class A common stock issuable upon such warrant exercise has been registered, qualified or deemed to be exempt under the securities laws of the state of residence of the registered holder of the warrants.
The Company has agreed that as soon as practicable, but in no event later than 15 business days after the closing of a Business Combination, it will use its commercially reasonable efforts to file with the SEC a registration statement covering the issuance, under the Securities Act, of the Class A common stock issuable upon exercise of the warrants. The Company will use its commercially reasonable efforts to cause the same to become effective within 60 business days after the closing of a Business Combination and to maintain the effectiveness of such registration statement, and a current prospectus relating thereto, until the expiration of the warrants in accordance with the provisions of the warrant agreement. If any such registration statement has not been declared effective by the 60th business day following the closing of a Business Combination, holders of the warrants will have the right, during the period beginning on the 61st business day after the closing of a Business Combination and ending upon such registration statement being declared effective by the SEC, and during any other period when the company fails to have maintained an effective registration statement covering the issuance of the shares of Class A common stock issuable upon exercise of the warrants, exercise warrants on a “cashless basis” in accordance with Section 3(a)(9) of the Securities Act or another exemption. If that exemption, or another exemption, is not available, holders will not be able to exercise their warrants on a cashless basis. The Company will not redeem the warrants unless a registration statement under the Securities Act covering the shares of Class A common stock issuable upon exercise of the warrants is effective and a current prospectus relating to those shares of Class A common stock is available throughout the
30-day
redemption period, except if the warrants may be exercised on a cashless basis and such cashless exercise is exempt from registration under the Securities Act. If and when the warrants become redeemable, the Company may not exercise its
 
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MARBLEGATE ACQUISITION CORP.
NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
SEPTEMBER 30, 2021
(Unaudited)
 
redemption right if the issuance of shares of common stock upon exercise of the warrants is not exempt from registration or qualification under applicable state blue sky laws or the Company is unable to effect such registration or qualification. The Company will use its best efforts to register or qualify such shares of common stock under the blue sky laws of the state of residence in those states in which the warrants were offered by the Company in this Initial Public Offering.
Redemption of Warrants When the Price per share of Class A common stock Equals or Exceeds $18.00 — 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;
 
  
upon not less than 30 days’ prior written notice of redemption to each warrant holder; and
 
  
if, and only if, the last reported sale price of the shares of Class A common stock for any 20 trading days within a
30-trading
day period ending on the third trading day prior to the date on which the Company sends to the notice of redemption to the warrant holders (the “Reference Value”) equals or exceeds $18.00 per share (as adjusted for stock splits, stock dividends, reorganizations, recapitalizations and the like).
If and when the warrants become redeemable by the Company, the Company may exercise its redemption right even if it is unable to register or qualify the underlying securities for sale under all applicable state securities laws. If the Company calls the warrants for redemption, its management will have the option to require all holders that wish to exercise warrants to do so on a cashless basis.
The exercise price and number of Class A common stock 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 Class A common stock at a price below its exercise price. Additionally, in no event will the Company be required to net cash settle the Public Warrants. If the Company is unable to complete a Business Combination within the Combination 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 shares of Class A common stock or equity-linked securities for capital raising purposes in connection with the closing of its initial Business Combination at an issue price or effective issue price of less than $9.20 per share of Class A common stock (with such issue price or effective issue price to be determined in good faith by the Company’s board of directors and, in the case of any such issuance to the Sponsor or its affiliates, without taking into account any Founder Shares or Private Placement Units (or underlying securities) held by the Sponsor or its 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 the Company’s initial Business Combination on the date of the consummation of such initial Business Combination (net of redemptions), and (z) the Market Value is below $9.20 per share, the exercise price of the warrants will be adjusted (to the nearest cent) to be equal to 115% of the higher of the Market Value and the Newly Issued Price, and the $18.00 per share redemption trigger price described above will be adjusted (to the nearest cent) to be equal to 180% of the higher of the Market Value and the Newly Issued Price.
NOTE 8. PRIVATE WARRANTS
As of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, there were 0 outstanding Private Placement Warrants. 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 common stock issuable upon the exercise of 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. Additionally, the Private Placement Warrants are exercisable on a cashless basis and are
non-redeemable
so long as they are held by the initial purchasers or their permitted transferees. If the Private Placement Warrants are held by someone other than the initial purchasers or their permitted transferees, the Private Placement Warrants are redeemable by the Company and exercisable by such holders on the same basis as the Public Warrants.
NOTE 9. 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, other than the Initial Public Offering and related transactions described in these financial statements, 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 Quarterly Report on Form
10-Q
(this “Quarterly Report”) to “we,” “us” or the “Company” refer to Marblegate Acquisition Corp. References to our “management” or our “management team” refer to our officers and directors, and references to the “Sponsor” refer to Marblegate Acquisition LLC. The following discussion and analysis of the Company’s financial condition and results of operations should be read in conjunction with the financial statements and the notes thereto contained elsewhere in this Quarterly Report. Certain information contained in the discussion and analysis set forth below includes forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties.
Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This Quarterly Report includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (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 the Company’s final prospectus for its initial public offering (“Initial Public Offering”) filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). The Company’s securities filings can be accessed on the EDGAR section of the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Except as expressly required by applicable securities law, the Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
Overview
We are a blank check company incorporated as a Delaware corporation on December 10, 2020, formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses (“Business Combination”). 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 units (“Private Placement Units”) that occurred simultaneously with the Initial Public Offering (collectively, the “Private Placement”), the proceeds of the sale of our shares in connection with our initial Business Combination (pursuant to forward purchase agreements or backstop agreements we may enter into), shares issued to the owners of the target, debt issued to bank or other lenders or the owners of the target, or a combination of the foregoing.
We expect to continue to incur significant costs in the pursuit of our acquisition plans. We cannot assure you that our plans to complete a Business Combination will be successful.
Results of Operations
We have neither engaged in any operations nor generated any revenues to date. Our only activities from December 10, 2020 (inception) through September 30, 2021 were organizational activities and those necessary to prepare for the Initial Public Offering. Subsequent to the Initial Public Offering, our activities have been limited to 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, at the earliest. We generate
non-operating
income in the form of interest income on securities held in the trust account established for the benefit of our public stockholders (the “Trust Account”), with Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company acting as trustee. 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 and other expenses in connection with searching for, and completing, a Business Combination.
For the three month and nine month period ended September 30, 2021, we had a net loss $1,594, which was comprised of franchise taxes and insurance expense.
Liquidity and Capital Resources
Until the consummation of the Initial Public Offering, our only source of liquidity was an initial purchase of shares of Class B common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (“Founder Shares”), by the Sponsor and loans from the Sponsor.
Subsequent to the quarterly period covered by this Quarterly Report, on October 5, 2021, we consummated the Initial Public Offering of 30,000,000 units (“Units”), at $10.00 per Unit, generating total gross proceeds of $300,000,000. Simultaneously with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, we consummated the sale of 910,000 Private Placement Units at a price of $10.00 per Private Placement Unit in a private placement to the Sponsor and certain of the underwriters and certain of the underwriters’ employees, generating total gross proceeds of $9,100,000.
Following the Initial Public Offering and the Private Placement, a total of $301,500,000 was placed in the Trust Account. We incurred $42,630,587 in Initial Public Offering related costs, including $6,000,000 of underwriting fees, $15,000,000 of deferred underwriting fees, $1,015,137 of other offering costs including $509,600 for the fair value of the private warrants included in the Private Placement Units, and $505,537 of offering costs, and $20,615,450 for the fair value of the Founder Shares attributable to certain anchor investors.
We intend to use substantially all of the funds held in the Trust Account, including any amounts representing interest earned on the Trust Account (less deferred underwriting commissions and taxes payable), to complete our initial Business Combination. To the extent that our capital stock or debt is used, in whole or in part, as consideration to complete our initial 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.
 
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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, and structure, negotiate and complete an initial Business Combination, and to pay for directors and officers liability insurance premiums.
In order to fund working capital deficiencies or finance transaction costs in connection with an intended initial Business Combination, the Sponsor, an affiliate of the Sponsor, or certain of our officers and directors may, but are not obligated to, loan us funds as may be required. If we complete our initial Business Combination, we would repay such loaned amounts. In the event that our initial 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 units at a price of $10.00 per unit at the option of the lender. The units would be identical to the Private Placement Units.
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 estimates of the costs of identifying a target business, undertaking
in-depth
due diligence and negotiating an initial 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 initial Business Combination or because we become obligated to redeem a significant number of our public shares upon completion of our initial Business Combination, in which case we may issue additional securities or incur debt in connection with such Business Combination. In addition, we intend to target businesses larger than we could acquire with the net proceeds of the Initial Public Offering and the Private Placement, and may as a result be required to seek additional financing to complete such proposed initial Business Combination. Subject to compliance with applicable securities laws, we would only complete such financing simultaneously with the completion of our initial Business Combination. If we do not complete our initial Business Combination because we do not have sufficient funds available to us, we will be forced to cease operations and liquidate the Trust Account. In addition, following our initial Business Combination, if cash on hand is insufficient, we may need to obtain additional financing in order to meet our obligations.
Off-Balance
Sheet Arrangements
We have no obligations, assets or liabilities, which would be considered
off-balance
sheet arrangements as of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020. 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.
Contractual Obligations
We do not have any long-term debt obligations, capital lease obligations, operating lease obligations, purchase obligations or other long-term liabilities, other than an agreement to pay the Sponsor a monthly fee of $10,000 for secretarial and administrative support. We began incurring these fees on September 30, 2021 and will continue to incur these fees monthly until the earlier of the completion of our initial Business Combination and our liquidation.
The underwriters of the Initial Public Offering are entitled to a deferred fee of (i) 5.0% of the gross proceeds of the initial 30,000,000 Units sold in the Initial Public Offering, or $15,000,000, and (ii) 7.0% of the gross proceeds from the Units sold pursuant to the over-allotment option, or up to $3,150,000. Subject to the terms of the underwriting agreement, the deferred fee (i) will become payable to the underwriters from the amounts held in the Trust Account solely in the event that we complete a Business Combination and (ii) will be waived by the underwriters in the event that we do not complete a Business Combination.
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:
Deferred Offering Costs
The Company complies with the requirements of ASC
340-10-S99-1
and SEC Staff Accounting Bulletin Topic 5A – “Expenses of Offering”. Offering costs consist of underwriting, legal, accounting and other expenses incurred through the closing date of the Initial Public Offering that are directly related to the Initial Public Offering. Offering costs are allocated to the separable financial instruments issued in the Initial Public Offering based on a relative fair value basis, compared to total proceeds received. Offering costs associated with derivative warrant liabilities are expensed as incurred and presented as
non-operating
expenses. Offering costs associated with the Public Shares were charged to stockholders’ deficit upon the completion of the Initial Public Offering. Offering costs amounted to $42,630,587, of which $42,588,262 were charged to stockholders’ deficit upon the completion of the Initial Public Offering (inclusive of the $20,615,450 for the fair value of the Founder Share attributable to certain anchor investors) and $42,325 were expensed to the statement of operation.
Net Loss per Common Share
Net loss per common share is computed by dividing net loss by the weighted average number of common shares issued and outstanding during the period, excluding shares of common stock subject to forfeiture. Weighted average shares were reduced for the effect of an aggregate of 1,507,500 shares of Class B common stock that were subject to forfeiture depending on the extent to which the underwriters’ over-allotment option was not exercised. At September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, the Company did not have any dilutive securities and other contracts that could, potentially, be exercised or converted into shares of common stock and then share in the earnings of the Company. As a result, diluted loss per common share is the same as basic loss per common share for the periods presented.
 
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Warrant Instruments
The Company accounts for the warrants issued in connection with the Private Placement in accordance with the guidance contained in FASB ASC Topic 815 “Derivatives and Hedging” whereby under that provision the warrants that do not meet the criteria for equity treatment must be recorded as a liability. Accordingly, the Company evaluated and will classify the warrants included in the Private Placement Units (the “Private Placement Warrants”) under liability treatment at their fair value and adjust the instrument to fair value at each reporting period. This liability will be re-measured at each balance sheet date until the Private Placement Warrants are exercised or expire, and any change in fair value will be recognized in the Company’s statement of operations.
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,” approximate the carrying amounts represented in the accompanying condensed unaudited balance sheets, primarily due to their short-term nature.
Fair Value Measurements
Fair value is defined as the price that would be received for sale of an asset or paid for transfer of a liability, in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. GAAP establishes a three-tier fair value hierarchy, which prioritizes the inputs used in measuring fair value. The hierarchy gives the highest priority to unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities (Level 1 measurements) and the lowest priority to unobservable inputs (Level 3 measurements). These tiers include:
 
  
Level 1, defined as observable inputs such as quoted prices (unadjusted) for identical instruments in active markets;
 
  
Level 2, defined as inputs other than quoted prices in active markets that are either directly or indirectly observable such as quoted prices for similar instruments in active markets or quoted prices for identical or similar instruments in markets that are not active; and
 
  
Level 3, defined as unobservable inputs in which little or no market data exists, therefore requiring an entity to develop its own assumptions, such as valuations derived from valuation techniques in which one or more significant inputs or significant value drivers are unobservable.
In some circumstances, the inputs used to measure fair value might be categorized within different levels of the fair value hierarchy. In those instances, the fair value measurement is categorized in its entirety in the fair value hierarchy based on the lowest level input that is significant to the fair value measurement.
Derivative Financial Instruments
The Company evaluates its financial instruments to determine if such instruments are derivatives or contain features that qualify as embedded derivatives in accordance with ASC Topic 815, “Derivatives and Hedging”. Derivative instruments are initially recorded at fair value on the grant date and re-valued at each reporting date, with changes in the fair value reported in the statement of operations. Derivative assets and liabilities are classified in the balance sheet as current or non-current based on whether or not net-cash settlement or conversion of the instrument could be required within 12 months of the balance sheet date. As of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, there were no derivative instruments outstanding.
Class A Common Stock Subject to Possible Redemption
The Company accounts for its Class A common stock subject to possible redemption in accordance with the guidance in ASC Topic 480 “Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity.” Class A common stock subject to mandatory redemption is classified as a liability instrument and is measured at fair value. Conditionally redeemable Class A common stock (including Class A common stock that features redemption rights that is either within the control of the holder or subject to redemption upon the occurrence of uncertain events not solely within the Company’s control) is classified as temporary equity. At all other times, Class A common stock is classified as stockholders’ equity. The Company’s Class A common stock features certain redemption rights that are considered to be outside of the Company’s control and subject to occurrence of uncertain future events. Accordingly, at September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, there are no shares of Class A common stock subject to possible redemption outstanding; however, the Class A common stock will be presented at redemption value as temporary equity, outside of the stockholders’ equity section of the Company’s balance sheet.
 
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Recent Accounting Standards
In August 2020, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update
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 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 for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2021 and should be applied on a full or modified retrospective basis. Early adoption is permitted, but no earlier than fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2020, including interim periods within those fiscal years. The Company adopted ASU
2020-06
effective June 30, 2021. The adoption of ASU
2020-06
did not have a material impact on the Company’s financial statement.
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 officer, we conducted an evaluation of the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures as of the end of the fiscal quarter ended September 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 officer have concluded that as of the end of the period covered by this report, our disclosure controls and procedures were effective 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
There was no change in our internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Rules
13a-15(f)
and
15d-
15(f) under the Exchange Act) that occurred during the fiscal quarter covered by this report that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.
 
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PART II—OTHER INFORMATION
Item 1. Legal Proceedings.
None.
Item 1A. Risk Factors.
Factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those in this Quarterly Report are any of the risks described in our final prospectus for the Initial Public Offering filed with the SEC on October 4, 2021. Any of these factors could result in a significant or material adverse effect on our results of operations or financial condition. Additional risk factors not presently known to us or that we currently deem immaterial may also impair our business or results of operations. As of the date of this Quarterly Report, there have been no material changes to the risk factors disclosed in our final prospectus for the Initial Public Offering filed with the SEC, except we may disclose changes to such factors or disclose additional factors from time to time in our future filings with the SEC.
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds.
On October 5, 2021, we consummated the Initial Public Offering of 30,000,000 Units. The Units were sold at an offering price of $10.00 per Unit, generating total gross proceeds of $300,000,000. Each Unit consists of one share of Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, and
one-half
of one redeemable warrant, each whole warrant entitling the holder thereof to purchase one share of Class A common stock at an exercise price of $11.50 per share, subject to adjustment. The warrants will become exercisable on the later of 12 months from the closing of the Initial Public Offering and 30 days after the consummation of our initial Business Combination, and will expire five years after the consummation of our initial Business Combination, or earlier upon redemption or liquidation.
Simultaneously with the consummation of the Initial Public Offering, the Sponsor and Cantor purchased an aggregate of 910,000 Private Placement Units at a price of $10.00 per Private Placement Unit, generating total gross proceeds of $9,100,000. The issuance was made pursuant to the exemption from registration contained in Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act. No underwriting discounts or commissions were paid with respect to the Private Placement.
We incurred $42,630,587 in Initial Public Offering related costs, including $6,000,000 of underwriting fees, $15,000,000 of deferred underwriting fees, $1,015,137 of other offering costs including $509,600 for the fair value of the private warrants included in the Private Placement Units, and $505,537 of offering costs, and $20,615,450 for the fair value of the Founder Shares attributable to certain anchor investors.
After deducting the underwriting fees (excluding the deferred portion of $15,000,000, which amount will be payable upon consummation of our initial Business Combination, if consummated) and the offering expenses, the total net proceeds from the Initial Public Offering and the Private Placement was $302,594,463, of which $301,500,000 was placed in the Trust Account.
For a description of the use of the proceeds generated in the Initial Public Offering, see Part I, Item 2 of this Quarterly Report.
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.
 
No.
  
Description of Exhibit
1.1
(1)
  Underwriting Agreement, dated September 30, 2021, by and between the Company and Cantor, as representative of the several underwriters.
3.1
(1)
  Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation.
4.1
(1)
  Warrant Agreement, dated September 30, 2021, by and between the Company and Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, as warrant agent.
10.1
(1)
  Letter Agreement, dated September 30, 2021, by and among the Company, its officers, its directors and the Sponsor.
10.2
(1)
  Investment Management Trust Agreement, dated September 30, 2021, by and between the Company and Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, as trustee.
10.3
(1)
  Registration Rights Agreement, dated September 30, 2021, by and among the Company, the Sponsor and certain other security holders.
10.4
(1)
  Administrative Support Agreement, dated September 30, 2021, by and between the Company and the Sponsor.
10.5
(1)
  Unit Subscription Agreement, dated September 30, 2021, by and between the Company and the Sponsor.
10.6
(1)
  Unit Subscription Agreement, dated September 30, 2021, by and between the Company and Cantor.
31.1*  Certification of Principal Executive Officer and Principal Financial Officer Pursuant to Rules 13a-14(a) and 15(d)-14(a) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as Adopted Pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
31.2*  Certification of Principal Financial Officer Pursuant to Securities Exchange Act Rules 13a-14(a) and 15(d)-14(a), as adopted Pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
32.1**  Certification of Principal Executive Officer and Principal Financial 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*  Inline XBRL Instance Document
101.SCH*  Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document
101.CAL*  Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document
101.DEF*  Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document
101.LAB*  Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document
101.PRE*  Inline XBRL Extension Presentation Linkbase Document
104*  Cover Page Interactive Data File (formatted as Inline XBRL and contained in Exhibit 101)
 
*
Filed herewith.
**
Furnished herewith.
(1)
Previously filed as an exhibit to our Current Report on Form
8-K
filed on October 5, 2021 and incorporated by reference herein.
 
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SIGNATURES
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
 
  
MARBLEGATE ACQUISITION CORP.
Date: November 9, 2021  By: /s/ Andrew Milgram
  Name: Andrew Milgram
  Title: Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director (Principal Executive Officer)
 
Date: November 9, 2021  By: /s/ Mark Zoldan
  Name: Mark Zoldan
  Title: Chief Financial Officer (Principal Financial Officer and Accounting Officer)
 
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