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FTEV FinTech Evolution Acquisition

Filed: 18 Nov 21, 7:00pm

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

(MARK ONE)

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

 

For the quarter ended September 30, 2021

 

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

 

For the transition period from                    to               

 

Commission file number: 001-40137

 

FINTECH EVOLUTION ACQUISITION GROUP

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

 

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

 

1345 Avenue of the Americas, 11th Floor

New York, NY 10105

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(650) 739-6741

(Issuer’s telephone number)

 

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

 

Title of each class Trading Symbol(s) Name of each exchange on which registered
Units, each consisting of one share of Class A Ordinary Share and one-third of one redeemable warrant FTEV.U The New York Stock Exchange
Class A Ordinary Shares, par value $0.0001 FTEV The New York Stock Exchange
Redeemable Warrants, each whole warrant exercisable for one share of one Class A Ordinary Share for $11.50 per share FTEV WS The New York Stock Exchange

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Large, accelerated 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 November 15, 2021, there were 27,410,158 Class A ordinary shares, par value $0.0001 per share, and 6,852,539 Class B ordinary shares, par value $0.0001 per share, issued and outstanding.

 

 

 

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FINTECH EVOLUTION ACQUISITION GROUP

 

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

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

  Page
Part I. Financial Information  
Item 1. Interim Financial Statements 1
Condensed Balance Sheets as of September 30, 2021 (Unaudited) and December 31, 2020 1
Unaudited Condensed Statements of operations for the Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2021 2
Unaudited Condensed Statement of Changes in Shareholders’ (Deficit) Equity for the Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2021 3
Unaudited Condensed Statement of Cash Flows for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2021 4
Notes to Condensed Financial Statements (Unaudited) 5
Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations 20
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures Regarding Market Risk 23
Item 4. Controls and Procedures 23
   
Part II. Other Information  
Item 1. Legal Proceedings 26
Item 1A. Risk Factors 26
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds 27
Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities 28
Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures 28
Item 5. Other Information 28
Item 6. Exhibits 28
   
Part III. Signatures 29

 

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PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Interim Financial Statements.

 

FINTECH EVOLUTION ACQUISITION GROUP

CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS

 

  

September 30,

2021

  December 31,
2020
 
  (Unaudited)    
ASSETS      
Current assets:      
Cash $821,764  $ 
Prepaid expenses  409,850    
Total Current Assets  1,231,614    
         
Deferred offering costs     59,856 
Marketable securities held in Trust Account  274,165,853    
TOTAL ASSETS $275,397,467  $59,856 
         
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ (DEFICIT) EQUITY        
Current liabilities:        
Accounts payable and accrued expenses $759,043  $ 
Accrued offering costs     5,000 
Promissory note – related party     37,500 
Total Current Liabilities  759,043   42,500 
         
Deferred underwriting fee payable  9,593,555    
Warrant liabilities  10,760,462    
TOTAL LIABILITIES  21,113,060   42,500 
         
Commitments and Contingencies        
Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption, 27,410,158 and no shares at redemption value at September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively  274,165,853    
         
Shareholders’ (Deficit) Equity        
Preference shares, $0.0001 par value; 1,000,000 shares authorized; none issued or outstanding      
Class A ordinary shares, $0.0001 par value; 200,000,000 shares authorized      
Class B ordinary shares, $0.0001 par value; 20,000,000 shares authorized; 6,852,539 and 6,900,000 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively  685   690 
Additional paid-in capital     24,310 
 Accumulated deficit  (19,882,131)  (7,644)
Total Shareholders’ (Deficit) Equity  (19,881,446)  17,356 
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ (DEFICIT) EQUITY $275,397,467  $59,856 

 

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

 

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FINTECH EVOLUTION ACQUISITION GROUP

CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(UNAUDITED)

 

  Three Months Ended
September 30,
  Nine months Ended
September 30,
 
  2021  2021 
       
Operating costs $598,653  $1,073,744 
Loss from operations  (598,653)  (1,073,744)
         
Other income (expense):        
Interest earned on marketable securities held in Trust Account  23,188   58,491 
Change in fair value of warrant liabilities  3,919,068   4,378,191 
Transaction costs incurred in connection with warrant liabilities     (547,945)
Unrealized loss on marketable securities held in Trust Account  13,819   5,782 
Other income (expense), net  3,956,075   3,894,519 
         
Net income $3,357,422  $2,820,775 
         
Weighted average shares outstanding of Class A ordinary shares  27,410,158   21,009,788 
         
Basic and diluted net income per ordinary share, Class A ordinary shares $0.10  $0.10 
         
Weighted average shares outstanding of Class B ordinary shares  6,852,539   6,655,799 
         
Basic and diluted net income per ordinary share, Class B ordinary shares $0.10  $0.10 

 

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

 

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FINTECH EVOLUTION ACQUISITION GROUP

CONDENSED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

FOR THE THREE AND NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2021

(UNAUDITED)

 

  

Class B
Ordinary Shares

  

Additional

Paid-in

  Accumulated  

Total
Shareholder’

 
  Shares  Amount  Capital  Deficit  Equity  (Deficit) 
Balance — January 1, 2021 6,900,000  $690  $24,310  $(7,644)  $17,356 
                
Accretion for Class A ordinary shares to redemption amount        (1,869,882)  (22,659,916)  (24,529,798)
                     
Cash paid in excess of fair value for Private Placement Warrants        1,845,567      1,845,567 
                     
Forfeiture of Founder Shares  (47,461)  (5)  5       
                     
Net income           1,037,948   1,037,948 
                     
Balance — March 31, 2021 (unaudited - Restated)  6,852,539   685      (21,629,612)  (21,628,927)
                     
Accretion for Class A ordinary shares to redemption amount           1,661   1,661 
                     
Net loss           (1,574,595)  (1,574,595)
                     
Balance — June 30, 2021 (unaudited - Restated)  6,852,539  $685  $  $(23,202,546) $(23,201,861)
                     
Accretion for Class A ordinary shares to redemption amount           (37,007)  (37,007)
                     
Net income           3,357,422   3,357,422 
Balance — September 30, 2021 (unaudited)  6,852,539  $685  $  $(19,882,131) $(19,881,446)

 

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

 

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FINTECH EVOLUTION ACQUISITION GROUP

CONDENSED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS

FOR THE NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2021

(UNAUDITED)

 

Cash Flows from Operating Activities:   
Net income $2,820,775 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash used in operating activities:    
Interest earned on marketable securities held in Trust Account  (58,491)
Change in fair value of warrant liabilities  (4,378,191)
Transaction costs incurred in connection with warrant liabilities  547,945 
Unrealized (loss) on marketable securities held in Trust Account  (5,782)
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:    
Prepaid expenses  (409,850)
Accounts payable and accrued expenses  759,043 
Net cash used in operating activities $(724,551)
     
Cash Flows from Investing Activities:    
Investment of cash in Trust Account $(274,101,580)
Net cash used in investing activities $(274,101,580)
     
Cash Flows from Financing Activities:    
Proceeds from sale of Units, net of underwriting discounts paid $268,619,548 
Proceeds from sale of Private Placement Warrants  7,482,032 
Proceeds from promissory note – related party  147,768 
Repayment of promissory note – related party  (185,268)
Payment of offering costs  (416,185)
Net cash provided by financing activities $275,647,895 
     
Net Change in Cash $821,764 
Cash – Beginning of period   
Cash – End of period $821,764 
     
Non-Cash investing and financing activities:    
Initial classification of Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption $274,101,580 
Initial Classification of Warrant Liabilities $15,138,653 
Deferred underwriting fee payable $9,593,555 

 

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

 

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FINTECH EVOLUTION ACQUISITION GROUP

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

 

NOTE 1. DESCRIPTION OF ORGANIZATION AND BUSINESS OPERATIONS

 

Organizational and General

 

FinTech Evolution Acquisition Group (the “Company”) is a blank check company incorporated as a Cayman Islands exempted company on December 15, 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 September 30, 2021, the Company had not commenced any operations. All activity through September 30, 2021 relates to the Company’s formation, 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 generates non-operating income in the form of interest income from the marketable securities held in the Trust Account.

 

Financing

 

The registration statement for the Company’s Initial Public Offering became effective on March 1, 2021. On March 4, 2021, the Company consummated the Initial Public Offering of 24,000,000 units (the “Units” and, with respect to the Class A ordinary shares included in the Units being offered, the “Public Shares), at $10.00 per Unit, generating gross proceeds of $240,000,000 which is described in Note 4.

 

Simultaneously with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, the Company consummated the sale of 4,533,334 warrants (the “Private Placement Warrants”) at a price of $1.50 per Private Placement Warrant in a private placement to Fintech Evolution Sponsor LLC (the “Sponsor”), generating gross proceeds of $6,800,000, which is described in Note 5.

 

On March 10, 2021, the underwriters partially exercised their over-allotment option, resulting in an additional 3,410,158 Units issued for an aggregate amount of $34,101,580. In connection with the underwriters’ partial exercise of their over-allotment option, the Company also consummated the sale of an additional 454,688 Private Placement Warrants at $1.50 per Private Placement Warrant, generating total proceeds of $682,032.

 

Transaction costs amounted to $15,546,628, consisting of $5,482,032 of underwriting fees, $9,593,555 of deferred underwriting fees and $471,041 of other offering costs.

 

Trust Account

 

Following the closing of the Initial Public Offering on March 4, 2021 and the underwriters partial exercise of their over-allotment option on March 10, 2021, an amount of $274,101,580 ($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 will be 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 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, as described below.

 

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FINTECH EVOLUTION ACQUISITION GROUP
NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
SEPTEMBER 30, 2021
(Unaudited)

 

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 deferred underwriting commissions and taxes payable on the interest 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.

 

Initial Business Combination

 

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 shareholder 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 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.

 

If the Company seeks shareholder approval in connection with a Business Combination, it will complete the Business Combination only if the Company 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 has agreed to vote its Founder Shares (as defined in Note 6) and any Public Shares purchased in or after the Initial Public Offering in favor of approving a Business Combination and to waive its 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 to be less than $5,000,001 either immediately prior to or upon the consummation of a 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 has agreed (a) to waive its redemption rights with respect to any Founder Shares and Public Shares held by it in connection with the completion of a Business Combination and (b) 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 (as defined below) 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.

 

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FINTECH EVOLUTION ACQUISITION GROUP
NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
SEPTEMBER 30, 2021
(Unaudited)

 

The Company will have until March 4, 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 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 and net of taxes payable), 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 (ii) 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.

 

The Sponsor has agreed to waive its liquidation rights with respect to the Founder 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 7) held in the Trust Account in the event the Company does not complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period and, in such event, such amounts will be included with the 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 the Initial Public Offering price per Unit ($10.00).

 

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 Sponsors 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 Sponsors 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 public accountants), 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.

 

Liquidity and Going Concern

 

As of September 30, 2021, the Company had $821,764 in its operating bank accounts, $274,165,853 in securities held in the Trust Account to be used for a Business Combination or to repurchase or redeem its ordinary shares in connection therewith and working capital of $472,571. As of September 30, 2021, approximately $64,000 of the amount on deposit in the Trust Account represented interest income.

 

Until the consummation of a Business Combination, the Company will be using the funds not held in the Trust Account for identifying and evaluating prospective acquisition candidates, performing due diligence on prospective target businesses, paying for travel expenditures, selecting the target business to merge with or acquire, and structuring, negotiating and consummating the Business Combination.

 

The Company will need to raise additional capital through loans or additional investments from its Sponsor, stockholders, officers, directors, or third parties. The Company’s officers, directors and Sponsor may, but are not obligated to, loan the Company funds, from time to time or at any time, in whatever amount they deem reasonable in their sole discretion, to meet the Company’s working capital needs. Accordingly, the Company may not be able to obtain additional financing. If the Company is unable to raise additional capital, it may be required to take additional measures to conserve liquidity, which could include, but not necessarily be limited to, curtailing operations, suspending the pursuit of a potential transaction, and reducing overhead expenses. The Company cannot provide any assurance that new financing will be available to it on commercially acceptable terms, if at all. These conditions raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern for at least one year from the date that the financial statements are issued. These financial statements do not include any adjustments relating to the recovery of the recorded assets or the classification of the liabilities that might be necessary should the Company be unable to continue as a going concern.

 

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FINTECH EVOLUTION ACQUISITION GROUP
NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
SEPTEMBER 30, 2021
(Unaudited)

 

NOTE 2. RESTATEMENT OF PREVIOUSLY ISSUED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

In connection with the preparation of the Company’s financial statements as of September 30, 2021, management identified errors made in its historical financial statements where, at the closing of the Company’s Initial Public Offering, the Company improperly valued its Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption. The Company previously determined the Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption to be equal to the redemption value of $10.00 per share of Class A ordinary share while also taking into consideration a redemption cannot result in net tangible assets being less than $5,000,001. Management determined that the Class A ordinary shares issued during the Initial Public Offering can be redeemed or become redeemable subject to the occurrence of future events considered outside of the Company’s control. Therefore, management concluded that the redemption value should include all shares of Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption, resulting in the Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption being equal to their redemption value. As a result, management has noted a reclassification error related to temporary equity and permanent equity. This resulted in an restatement adjustment to the initial carrying value of the Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption with the offset recorded to additional paid-in capital (to the extent available), accumulated deficit and Class A ordinary shares.

 

In connection with the change in presentation for the Class A ordinary shares subject to redemption, the Company also revised its income (loss) per ordinary share calculation to allocate net income (loss) evenly to Class A and Class B ordinary share. This presentation contemplates a Business Combination as the most likely outcome, in which case, both classes of shares share pro rata in the income (loss) of the Company.

 

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

 

Balance Sheet as of March 4, 2021 (unaudited) As
Previously
Reported
  Adjustment  As Restated 
Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption $213,007,657  $26,992,343  $240,000,000 
Class A ordinary shares $270  $(270) $ 
Additional paid-in capital $5,554,634  $(5,554,634) $ 
Accumulated deficit $(555,589) $(21,437,439) $(21,993,028)
Total Shareholders’ Equity (Deficit) $5,000,005  $(26,992,343) $(21,992,338)
             
Balance Sheet as of March 31, 2021 (unaudited)            
Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption $247,501,577  $26,628,930  $274,130,507 
Class A ordinary shares $266  $(266) $ 
Additional paid-in capital $3,968,748  $(3,968,748) $ 
Accumulated deficit $1,030,304  $(22,659,916) $(21,629,612)
Total Shareholders’ Equity (Deficit) $5,000,003  $(26,628,930) $(21,628,927)
             
Balance Sheet as of June 30, 2021 (unaudited)            
Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption $245,926,983  $28,201,863  $274,128,846 
Class A ordinary shares $282  $(282) $ 
Additional paid-in capital $5,543,326  $(5,543,326) $ 
Accumulated deficit $(544,291) $(22,658,255) $(23,202,546)
Total Shareholders’ Equity (Deficit) $5,000,002  $(28,201,863) $(23,201,861)
             
Statement of Cash Flows for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2021 (unaudited)            
Initial classification of Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption $247,501,577  $26,600,003  $274,101,580 
Change in value of Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption  -   28,927   28,927 
             
Statement of Cash Flows for the Three Months Ended June 30, 2021 (unaudited)            
Initial classification of Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption $247,501,577  $26,600,003  $274,101,580 
Change in value of Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption  11,303   15,963  27,266 
             
Condensed Statement of Changes in Stockholders’ Equity (Deficit) March 31, 2021  As
Previously
Reported
   Adjusted   As
Restated
 
Sales of 27,410,158 Units, net of underwriting discounts  249,600,709   (249,600,709)   
Cash paid in excess of fair value for Private Placement Warrants  1,845,567   (1,845,567)   
Initial value of ordinary shares subject to possible redemption at IPO date  (247,501,577)  247,501,577    
Change in value of ordinary shares subject to redemption  11,303  (11,303)   
Accretion for Class A ordinary shares to redemption amount     (24,529,798)  (24,529,798)
Total stockholders’ equity (deficit)  5,000,003   (26,628,930)  (21,628,927)
             
Condensed Statement of Changes in Stockholders’ Equity (Deficit) June 30, 2021  As
Previously
Reported
   Adjusted   As
Restated
 
Change in value of ordinary shares subject to redemption  (1,574,594)  1,574,594    
Total stockholders’ equity (deficit)  5,000,002   (28,201,863)  (23,201,861)

 

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FINTECH EVOLUTION ACQUISITION GROUP
NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
SEPTEMBER 30, 2021
(Unaudited)

 

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

 

  As Previously Reported  As Restated  As Previously Reported  As Restated  As Previously Reported  As Restated 
  For the Three Months Ended  For the Three Months Ended  For the Three Months Ended  For the Three Months Ended  For the Six Months Ended  For the Six Months Ended 
  March 31, 2021  March 31, 2021  June 30, 2021  June 30, 2021  June 30, 2021  June 30, 2021 
Basic and diluted weighted average shares outstanding, Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption  24,591,568   27,410,158   24,747,546   27,410,158   24,711,856   27,410,158 
Basic and diluted net loss per ordinary share, Class A ordinary shares $  $0.03  $  $(0.05) $  $(0.02)
Basic and diluted weighted average shares outstanding, Class B ordinary shares subject to possible redemption  7,101,339   6,270,000   9,515,151   6,900,000   8,314,913   6,585,740 
Basic and diluted net loss per ordinary share, Class B ordinary shares $0.14  $0.03  $(0.17) $(0.05) $(0.07) $(0.02)

  

NOTE 3. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

 

Basis of Presentation

 

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

 

The accompanying unaudited condensed financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Company’s prospectus for its Initial Public Offering as filed with the SEC on March 4, 2021, as well as the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, as filed with the SEC on March 10, 2021. The interim results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021 are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the year ending December 31, 2021 or for any future periods.

 

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.

 

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 financial statement with another public company which is neither an emerging growth company nor an emerging growth company which has opted out of using the extended transition period difficult or impossible because of the potential differences in accounting standards used.

 

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

 

Use of Estimates

 

The preparation of the condensed financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires the Company’s management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period.

 

Making estimates requires management to exercise significant judgment. It is at least reasonably possible that the estimate of the effect of a condition, situation or set of circumstances that existed at the date of the financial statements, which management considered in formulating its estimate, could change in the near term due to one or more future confirming events. One of the more significant accounting estimates included in these condensed financial statements is the determination of the fair value of the warrant liabilities. Such estimates may be subject to change as more current information becomes available and accordingly the actual results could differ significantly from those estimates.

 

Cash and Cash Equivalents

 

The Company considers all short-term investments with an original maturity of twelve months or less when purchased to be cash equivalents. The Company did not have any cash equivalents as of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020.

 

Marketable Securities Held in Trust Account

 

At September 30, 2021, substantially all of the assets held in the Trust Account were held primarily in U.S. Treasury securities. All of the Company’s investments held in the Trust Account are classified as trading securities. Trading securities are presented on the balance sheet at fair value at the end of each reporting period. Gains and losses resulting from the change in fair value of investments held in Trust Account are included in interest earned on marketable securities held in Trust Account in the accompanying condensed statements of operations. The estimated fair values of investments held in Trust Account are determined using available market information.

 

Offering Costs

 

The Company complies with the requirements of the ASC 340-10-S99-1 and SEC Staff Accounting Bulletin (“SAB”) Topic 5A - “Expenses of Offering”. Offering costs consist principally of professional and registration fees that are related to the Initial Public Offering. Accordingly, offering costs totaling $15,546,628 (have been 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 warrant liabilities of $547,945 have been expensed and presented as non-operating expenses in the condensed statements of operations and offering costs of $14,998,683 associated with the Class A ordinary shares were initially charged to temporary equity and then accreted to ordinary shares subject to redemption upon the consummation of the Initial Public Offering.

 

Warrant Liabilities

 

The Company accounts for the Public Warrants (as defined in Note 4) and Private Placement Warrants (together with the Public Warrants, the “Warrants”)as either equity-classified or liability-classified instruments based on an assessment of the warrant’s specific terms and applicable authoritative guidance in Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 480, Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity (“ASC 480”) and ASC 815, Derivatives and Hedging (“ASC 815”). The assessment considers whether the warrants are freestanding financial instruments pursuant to ASC 480, meet the definition of a liability pursuant to ASC 480, and whether the warrants meet all of the requirements for equity classification under ASC 815, including whether the warrants are indexed to the Company’s own ordinary shares, among other conditions for equity classification. This assessment, which requires the use of professional judgment, is conducted at the time of warrant issuance and as of each subsequent quarterly period end date while the warrants are outstanding.

 

For issued or modified warrants that meet all of the criteria for equity classification, the warrants are required to be recorded as a component of additional paid-in capital at the time of issuance. For issued or modified warrants that do not meet all the criteria for equity classification, the warrants are required to be recorded at their initial fair value on the date of issuance, and each balance sheets date thereafter. Changes in the estimated fair value of the warrants are recognized as a non-cash gain or loss on the statements of operations. The Private Placement Warrants were initially valued using a Modified Black Scholes Option Pricing Model. An Option Pricing Method was used in estimating the fair value of the Public Warrants for periods where no observable traded price was available. For periods subsequent to the detachment of the Public Warrants from the Units, the close price of the Public Warrant price was used as the fair value as of each relevant date.

 

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

 

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 ASC 480. 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, at September 30, 2021, Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption are presented as temporary equity, outside of the shareholders’ equity section of the Company’s condensed balance sheets.

 

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

 

At September 30, 2021, the Class A ordinary shares subject to redemption reflected in the condensed balance sheet are reconciled in the following table:

 

Gross proceeds $274,101,580 
Less:    
Proceeds allocated to Public Warrants $(9,502,188)
Class A ordinary shares issuance costs  (14,998,683)
Plus:    
Accretion of carrying value to redemption value $24,565,144 
     
Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption $274,165,853 

 

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 Coverage of $250,000. The Company has not experienced losses on these accounts.

 

Income Taxes

 

The Company accounts for income taxes under ASC Topic 740, “Income Taxes,” which 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’s management determined that the Cayman Islands is the Company’s major tax jurisdiction. The Company recognizes accrued interest and penalties related to unrecognized tax benefits as income tax expense. As of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, there were no unrecognized tax benefits and no amounts accrued for interest and penalties. 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 to be an exempted Cayman Islands company with no connection to any other taxable jurisdiction 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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FINTECH EVOLUTION ACQUISITION GROUP
NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
SEPTEMBER 30, 2021
(Unaudited)

 

Net Income (Loss) per Ordinary Share

 

The Company complies with accounting and disclosure requirements of FASB ASC Topic 260, “Earnings Per Share”. Net income (loss) per ordinary share is computed by dividing net income (loss) by the weighted average number of ordinary shares outstanding for the period. The Company applies the two-class method in calculating income (loss) per ordinary share. Accretion associated with the redeemable Class A ordinary shares is excluded from income (loss) per ordinary share as the redemption value approximates fair value.

 

The calculation of diluted income (loss) per ordinary share does not consider the effect of the warrants issued in connection with the (i) Initial Public Offering, and (ii) the private placement since the exercise of the warrants is contingent upon the occurrence of future events. The warrants are exercisable to purchase 16,516,041 Class A ordinary shares in the aggregate. As of September 30, 2021, the Company did not have any dilutive securities or other contracts that could, potentially, be exercised or converted into ordinary shares and then share in the earnings of the Company. As a result, diluted net income (loss) per ordinary share is the same as basic net income (loss) per ordinary share for the periods presented.

 

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
September 30, 2021
  Nine Months Ended
September 30, 2021
 
  Class A  Class B  Class A  Class B 
Basic and diluted net income per ordinary share            
Numerator:            
Allocation of net income, as adjusted $2,685,938  $671,484  $2,142,152  $678,623 
Denominator:                
Basic and diluted weighted average shares outstanding  27,410,158   6,852,539   21,009,788   6,655,799 
Basic and diluted net income per ordinary share $0.10  $0.10  $0.10  $0.10 

 

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 sheets, primarily due to their short-term nature, except for warrant liabilities (see Note 10).

 

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FINTECH EVOLUTION ACQUISITION GROUP
NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
SEPTEMBER 30, 2021
(Unaudited)

 

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”. For derivative financial instruments that are accounted for as liabilities, the derivative instrument is initially recorded at its fair value on the grant date and is then re-valued at each reporting date, with changes in the fair value reported in the statements of operations. The classification of derivative instruments, including whether such instruments should be recorded as liabilities or as equity, is evaluated at the end of each reporting period. Derivative liabilities are classified in the balance sheets 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 sheets date.

 

Recent Accounting Standards

 

In August 2020, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2020-06, Debt — Debt with Conversion and Other Options (Subtopic 470-20) and Derivatives and Hedging — Contracts in Entity’s Own Equity (Subtopic 815-40) (“ASU 2020-06”) to simplify accounting for certain financial instruments. ASU 2020-06 eliminates the current models that require separation of beneficial conversion and cash conversion features from convertible instruments and simplifies the derivative scope exception guidance pertaining to equity classification of contracts in an entity’s own equity. The new standard also introduces additional disclosures for convertible debt and freestanding instruments that are indexed to and settled in an entity’s own equity. ASU 2020-06 amends the diluted earnings per share guidance, including the requirement to use the if-converted method for all convertible instruments. ASU 2020-06 is effective January 1, 2022 and should be applied on a full or modified retrospective basis, with early adoption permitted beginning on January 1, 2021. The Company is currently assessing the impact, if any, that ASU 2020-06 would have on its financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

 

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

 

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FINTECH EVOLUTION ACQUISITION GROUP
NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
SEPTEMBER 30, 2021
(Unaudited)

 

NOTE 4. PUBLIC OFFERING

 

Pursuant to the Initial Public Offering, the Company sold 27,410,158 Units, inclusive of 3,410,158 Units sold to the underwriters on March 10, 2021 upon the underwriter’s election to partially 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-third 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 7).

 

NOTE 5. PRIVATE PLACEMENT

 

Simultaneously with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, the Sponsor purchased an aggregate of 4,533,334 Private Placement Warrants at a price of $1.50 per Private Placement Warrant, for an aggregate purchase price of $6,800,000 from the Company in a private placement. The Sponsor has agreed to purchase up to an additional 480,000 Private Placement Warrants, at a price of $1.50 per Private Placement Warrant, or $720,000 in the aggregate, if the over-allotment option is exercised in full or in part by the underwriters. On March 10, 2021, in connection with the underwriters’ election to partially exercise their over-allotment option, the Company sold an additional 454,688 Private Placement Warrants to the Sponsor, at a price of $1.50 per Private Placement Warrant, generating gross proceeds of $682,032. Each Private Placement Warrant is exercisable to purchase one Class A ordinary share at a price of $11.50 per share. A portion of the proceeds from the Private Placement Warrants were added to the proceeds from the Initial Public Offering held in the Trust Account. If the Company does not complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period, the proceeds of the sale of the Private Placement Warrants will be used to fund the redemption of the Public Shares (subject to the requirements of applicable law) and the Private Placement Warrants will expire worthless.

 

NOTE 6. RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

 

Founder Shares

 

In December 2020, the Sponsor paid $25,000 to cover certain offering and formation costs of the Company in consideration for 5,750,000 Class B ordinary shares (the “Founder Shares”). On March 1, 2021, the Company effected a share dividend of 0.2 shares for each Class B ordinary share outstanding, resulting in an aggregate of 6,900,000 Founder Shares outstanding. On March 10, 2021, following the underwriters’ election to partially exercise their over-allotment option and to waive their right to exercise the balance of such option, 47,460 Class B ordinary shares were returned by the Sponsor to the Company for no consideration and cancelled because the underwriters’ over-allotment option was not exercised in full. As a result of the aforementioned dividend and forfeiture, the Sponsor beneficially owns 20% of the Company’s issued and outstanding ordinary shares upon the completion of the Initial Public Offering.

 

The Sponsor has agreed to certain transfer restrictions and performance conditionality on its Founder Shares:

 

50% of the Founder Shares and any Class A ordinary shares issuable upon conversion thereof held by the Sponsor shall not be transferred, assigned or sold except to certain permitted transferees until the earlier to occur of: (A) one year after the completion of a Business Combination or (B) subsequent to a Business Combination, (x) if the last reported sale price of the Class A ordinary shares 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 a Business Combination or (y) the date on which the Company completes a liquidation, merger, share exchange, reorganization or other similar transaction after a Business Combination that results in all of the public shareholders having the right to exchange their ordinary shares for cash, securities or other property;

 

 25% of the Founder Shares and any Class A ordinary shares issuable upon conversion thereof held by the Sponsor shall not be transferred, assigned or sold except to certain permitted transferees unless and until the last sale price of the ordinary shares equals or exceeds $12.00 per share (as adjusted for share subdivisions, share consolidations, share capitalizations, rights issuances, reorganizations, recapitalizations and the like) for any 20 trading days within any 30-trading day period commencing at least 150 days after a Business Combination; and

 

 25% of the Founder Shares and any Class A ordinary shares issuable upon conversion thereof held by the Sponsor shall not be transferred, assigned or sold except to certain permitted transferees unless and until the last sale price of the ordinary shares equals or exceeds $15.00 per share (as adjusted for share subdivisions, share consolidations, share capitalizations, rights issuances, reorganizations, recapitalizations and the like) for any 20 trading days within any 30-trading day period commencing at least 150 days after a Business Combination.

 

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FINTECH EVOLUTION ACQUISITION GROUP
NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
SEPTEMBER 30, 2021
(Unaudited)

 

Promissory Note — Related Party

 

On December 30, 2020, the Company issued an unsecured promissory note to the Sponsor (the “Promissory Note”), pursuant to which the Company could borrow up to an aggregate principal amount of $300,000. The Promissory Note was non-interest bearing and payable on the earlier of (i) September 30, 2021 or (i) the consummation of the Initial Public Offering. As of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, there was $0 and $37,500, respectively, outstanding under the Promissory Note. Borrowings under the Promissory Note are no longer available.

 

Related Party Loans

 

In order to finance transaction costs in connection with a Business Combination, the Sponsor or an affiliate of the initial stockholders or certain of the Company’s directors and officers may, but are not obligated to, loan the Company funds as may be required (“Working Capital Loans”). If the Company completes a Business Combination, the Company would repay the Working Capital Loans out of the proceeds of the Trust Account released to the Company. Otherwise, the Working Capital Loans would be repaid only out of funds held outside the Trust Account. In the event that a Business Combination does not close, the Company may use a portion of proceeds held outside the Trust Account to repay the Working Capital Loans, but no proceeds held in the Trust Account would be used to repay the Working Capital Loans. Except for the foregoing, the terms of such Working Capital Loans, if any, have not been determined and no written agreements exist with respect to such loans. The Working Capital Loans would either be repaid upon consummation of a Business Combination, without interest, or, at the lender’s discretion, up to $1,500,000 of such Working Capital Loans may be convertible into warrants of the post-Business Combination entity at a price of $1.50 per warrant. The warrants would be identical to the Private Placement Warrants. At September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, there are no amounts outstanding under the Working Capital Loans.

 

NOTE 7. COMMITMENTS

 

Registration Rights

 

Pursuant to a registration rights agreement entered into on March 1, 2021, the holders of the Founder Shares, Private Placement Warrants, and warrants that may be issued upon conversion of the Working Capital Loans (and any Class A ordinary shares issuable upon the exercise of the Private Placement Warrants or warrants that may be issued upon conversion of Working Capital Loans and upon conversion of the Founder Shares) are entitled to registration rights requiring the Company to register such securities for resale (in the case of the Founder Shares, only after conversion to Class A ordinary shares). The holders of these securities are entitled to make up to three demands, excluding short form demands, that the Company register such securities. In addition, the holders have certain “piggy-back” registration rights with respect to registration statements filed subsequent to 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. In addition, if the Sponsor affiliates acquire Units in the Initial Public Offering, they would become affiliates (as defined in the Securities Act) of the Company following the Initial Public Offering, and the Company would file a registration statement following the Initial Public Offering to register the resale of the Units (including the Class A ordinary shares and warrants included in the Units) purchased by the Sponsor affiliates (or their nominees) in the Initial Public Offering. The Sponsor affiliates will not be subject to any lock-up period with respect to any Units they may purchase. The registration rights agreement does not contain liquidating 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 to purchase up to 3,600,000 additional Units to cover over-allotments at the Initial Public Offering price, less the underwriting discounts and commissions. On March 10, 2021, the underwriters elected to partially exercise their over-allotment option to purchase an additional 3,410,158 Units and the forfeited their option to purchase an additional 189,842 Units.

 

The underwriters are entitled to a deferred fee of $0.35 per Unit, or $9,593,555 in the aggregate after giving effect to the underwriters’ election to partially exercise their over-allotment option. The deferred fee will become payable to the underwriters from the amounts held in the Trust Account solely in the event that the Company completes a Business Combination, subject to the terms of the underwriting agreement.

 

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FINTECH EVOLUTION ACQUISITION GROUP
NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
SEPTEMBER 30, 2021
(Unaudited)

 

NOTE 8. STOCKHOLDERS’ 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. At September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, there were no preference shares issued or outstanding.

 

Class A Ordinary Shares — The Company is authorized to issue 200,000,000 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. As of September 30, 2021, there were 27,410,158 Class A ordinary shares issued or outstanding, which are subject to possible redemption and presented as temporary equity. At December 31, 2020, there were no Class A ordinary shares issued or outstanding.

 

Class B Ordinary Shares — The Company is authorized to issue 20,000,000 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 September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, there were 6,852,539 and 6,900,000, respectively, 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 Founder Shares will automatically convert into Class A ordinary shares at the time of the Business Combination on a one-for-one basis, subject to adjustment. In the case that additional Class A ordinary shares, or equity-linked securities, are issued or deemed issued in excess of the amounts sold in the Initial Public Offering and related to the closing of the Business Combination, the ratio at which Class B ordinary shares shall convert into Class A ordinary shares will be adjusted (unless the holders of a majority of the issued and outstanding Class B ordinary shares agree to waive such anti-dilution adjustment with respect to any such issuance or deemed issuance) so that the number of Class A ordinary shares issuable upon conversion of all Class B ordinary shares will equal, in the aggregate, 20% of the sum of all ordinary shares issued and outstanding upon completion of the Initial Public Offering plus all Class A ordinary shares and equity-linked securities issued or deemed issued in connection with the Business Combination (excluding any shares or equity-linked securities issued, or to be issued, to any seller in the Business Combination and any private placement-equivalent warrants issued to the Sponsor or its affiliates upon conversion of loans made to the Company). Holders of Founder Shares may also elect to convert their Class B ordinary shares into an equal number of Class A ordinary shares, subject to adjustment as provided above, at any time.

 

NOTE 9. WARRANT LIABILITIES

 

As of September 30, 2021, there are 9,136,719 Public Warrants and 4,988,022 Private Placement Warrants outstanding. As of December 31, 2020, there were no Public Warrants and Private Placement Warrants outstanding.

 

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.

 

The Company will not be obligated to deliver any Class A ordinary shares 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 with respect to the Class A ordinary shares underlying the 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 for cash or on a cashless basis, and the Company will not be obligated to issue any shares to holders seeking to exercise their warrants, unless the issuance of the shares upon such exercise is registered or qualified under the securities laws of the state of the exercising holder, or an exemption is available.

 

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FINTECH EVOLUTION ACQUISITION GROUP
NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
SEPTEMBER 30, 2021
(Unaudited)

 

The Company has agreed that as soon as practicable, but in no event later than 15 business days after the closing of a Business Combination, the Company will use its best efforts to file, and within 60 business days following the Business Combination to have declared effective, a registration statement covering the Class A ordinary shares issuable upon exercise of the warrants. The Company will use its best efforts to cause the same to become effective and to maintain the effectiveness of such registration statement, and a current prospectus relating thereto, until the expiration of the warrants in accordance with the provisions of the warrant agreement. No warrants will be exercisable for cash unless the Company has an effective and current registration statement covering the 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 Class A ordinary shares issuable upon exercise of the warrants is not effective prior to the expiration of the warrants, 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. Notwithstanding the above, if the Class A ordinary shares are at the time of any exercise of a warrant not listed on a national securities exchange such that they satisfy the definition of a “covered security” under Section 18(b)(1) of the Securities Act, the Company may, at its option, require holders of Public Warrants who exercise their warrants to do so on a “cashless basis” in accordance with Section 3(a)(9) of the Securities Act and, in the event the Company so elects, the Company will not be required to file or maintain in effect a registration statement, and in the event the Company does not so elect, the Company will use its best efforts to register or qualify the shares under applicable blue sky laws to the extent an exemption is not available.

 

Once the warrants become exercisable, the Company may redeem the outstanding Public Warrants (except with respect to the Private Placement Warrants):

 

in whole and not in part;

 

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

 

 at a price of $0.01 per warrant, if, and only if, the reported last sale price of the Class A ordinary shares equal or exceed $18.00 per share (as adjusted for share subdivisions, share consolidations, share capitalizations, rights issuances, reorganizations, recapitalizations and the like) for any 20 trading days within a 30-trading day period ending on the third trading day prior to the date the Company sends to the notice of redemption to the warrant holders; and

 

 at a price of $0.10 per warrant, if, and only if, the last sale price of our Class A ordinary shares equals or exceeds $10.00 per share (as adjusted for share subdivisions, share consolidations, share capitalizations, rights issuances, reorganizations, recapitalizations and the like) for any 20 trading days within a 30-trading day period ending on the third trading day prior to the date on which the Company sends the notice of redemption to the warrant holders.

 

If and when the warrants become redeemable by the Company, the Company may not exercise its redemption right if the issuance of shares 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 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.

 

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FINTECH EVOLUTION ACQUISITION GROUP
NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
SEPTEMBER 30, 2021
(Unaudited)

 

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 higher of the Market Value and the Newly Issued Price, the $18.00 per share redemption trigger price will be adjusted (to the nearest cent) to be equal to 180% of the higher of the Market Value and the Newly Issued Price, and the $10.00 per share redemption trigger price will be adjusted (to the nearest cent) to be equal to the higher of the Market Value and the Newly Issued Price.

 

The Private Placement Warrants will be identical to the Public Warrants underlying the Units being 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 following table presents information about the Company’s assets and liabilities that are measured at fair value on a recurring basis at September 30, 2021, and indicates the fair value hierarchy of the valuation inputs the Company utilized to determine such fair value:

 

Description Level  September 30,
2021
 
Assets:      
Marketable securities held in Trust Account  1  $274,165,853 
         
Liabilities:        
Warrant liability – Public Warrants  1  $6,121,602 
Warrant liability – Private Placement Warrants  3   4,638,860 

 

The Warrants are accounted for as liabilities in accordance with ASC 815-40 and are presented within warrant liabilities in the accompanying balance sheets. The warrant liabilities are measured at fair value at inception and on a recurring basis, with changes in fair value presented within change in fair value of warrant liabilities in the consolidated statements of operations.

 

The Private Placement Warrants were initially valued using a Modified Black Scholes Option Pricing Model, which is considered to be a Level 3 fair value measurement. The Modified Black Scholes model’s primary unobservable input utilized in determining the fair value of the Private Placement 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. An Option Pricing Method was used in estimating the fair value of the Public Warrants for periods where no observable traded price was available, using the same expected volatility as was used in measuring the fair value of the Private Placement Warrants. For periods subsequent to the detachment of the Public Warrants from the Units, the close price of the Public Warrant price was used as the fair value as of each relevant date. The measurement of the Public Warrants after the detachment of the Public Warrants from the Units is classified as Level 1 due to the use of an observable market quote in an active market.

 

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FINTECH EVOLUTION ACQUISITION GROUP
NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
SEPTEMBER 30, 2021
(Unaudited)

 

The key inputs for the Warrants were as follows:

 

  March 8, 2021
(Initial Measurement)
  September 30,
2021
 
Input Public Warrants  Private Warrants  Private Warrants 
Market price of public shares $9.65  $9.65  $9.69 
Risk-free rate  1.27%  1.27%  1.05%
Dividend yield  0.00%  0.00%  0.00%
Exercise price $11.50  $11.50  $11.50 
Volatility  18.0%  18.0%  16.0%
Years to expiration  5.00   5.00   5.00 

 

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

 

  Private Placement  Public  Warrant Liabilities 
Fair value as of January 1, 2021 $  $  $ 
Initial measurement on March 4, 2021  5,636,465   9,502,188   15,138,653 
Change in fair value  (997,605)  (3,380,586)  (4,378,191)
Transfer to Level 1     (6,121,602)  (6,121,602)
Fair value as of September 30, 2021 $4,638,860  $  $4,638,860 

  

Transfers to/from Levels 1, 2 and 3 are recognized at the end of the reporting period in which a change in valuation technique or methodology occurs. The estimated fair value of the Public Warrants transferred from a Level 3 measurement to a Level 1 fair value measurement during the nine months ended September 30, 2021 was approximately $6.1 million. There were no transfers to/from Levels 1, 2 and 3 during the three months ended September 30, 2021.

 

NOTE 12. 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 FINTECH EVOLUTION ACQUISITION GROUP. References to our “management” or our “management team” refer to our officers and directors, and references to the “Sponsor” refer to Fintech Evolution Sponsor LLC. The following discussion and analysis of the Company’s financial condition and results of operations should be read in conjunction with the financial statements and the notes thereto contained elsewhere in this Quarterly Report. Certain information contained in the discussion and analysis set forth below includes forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties.

 

Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

 

This Quarterly Report includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Exchange Act that are not historical facts and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expected and projected. All statements, other than statements of historical fact included in this Form 10-Q including, without limitation, statements in this “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” regarding the completion of the Proposed Business Combination (as defined below), the Company’s financial position, business strategy and the plans and objectives of management for future operations, are forward-looking statements. Words such as “expect,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “estimate,” “seek” and variations and similar words and expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements relate to future events or future performance, but reflect management’s current beliefs, based on information currently available. A number of factors could cause actual events, performance or results to differ materially from the events, performance and results discussed in the forward-looking statements, including that the conditions of the Proposed Business Combination are not satisfied. For information identifying important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements, please refer to the Risk Factors section of the Company’s final prospectus for its 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.

 

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

 

Overview

 

We are a blank check company incorporated in the Cayman Islands on December 15, 2020 formed purpose of effecting a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization or 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 revenues to date. Our only activities through September 30, 2021 were related to our 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. We do not expect to generate any operating revenues until after the completion of our Business Combination. We generate non-operating income in the form of interest income on marketable securities held in the Trust Account. We incur expenses as a result of being a public company (for legal, financial reporting, accounting and auditing compliance), as well as for due diligence expenses.

 

For the three months ended September 30, 2021, we had net income of $3,357,422, which consists of the change in fair value of warrant liabilities of $3,919,068, interest earned on marketable securities held in the Trust Account of $23,188, and an unrealized gain on marketable securities held in the Trust Account of $13,819, offset by operating costs of $598,653.

 

For the nine months ended September 30, 2021, we had net income of $2,820,775, which consists of the change in fair value of warrant liabilities of $4,378,191, interest earned on marketable securities held in the Trust Account of $58,491, and an unrealized gain on marketable securities held in the Trust Account of $5,782, offset by operating costs of $1,073,744 and transaction costs incurred in connection with warrant liabilities of $547,945.

 

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Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

On March 4, 2021, we consummated the Initial Public Offering of 24,000,000 Units, at $10.00 per Unit, generating gross proceeds of $240,000,000. Simultaneously with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, we consummated the sale of 4,533,334 Private Placement Warrants at a price of $1.50 per Private Placement Warrant in a private placement to the Sponsor, generating gross proceeds of $6,800,000.

 

On March 10, 2021, the underwriters partially exercised their over-allotment option, resulting in an additional 3,410,158 Units issued for an aggregate amount of $34,101,580. In connection with the underwriters’ partial exercise of their over-allotment option, the Company also consummated the sale of an additional 454,688 Private Placement Warrants at $1.50 per Private Placement Warrant, generating total proceeds of $682,032.

 

Following the Initial Public Offering, the partial exercise of the over-allotment option, and the sale of the Private Units, a total of $274,101,580 was deposited into the Trust Account. We incurred $15,546,628 in Initial Public Offering related costs, including $5,482,032 of underwriting fees, $9,593,555 of deferred underwriting fees, and $471,041 of other costs.

 

For the nine months ended September 30, 2021, cash used in operating activities was $724,551. Net income of $2,820,775 was affected by interest earned and an unrealized gain on marketable securities held in the Trust Account of $58,491 and $5,782, respectively, the change in fair value of warrant liabilities of $4,378,191 and transaction costs incurred in connection with warrant liabilities of $547,945. Changes in operating assets and liabilities provided $349,193 of cash for operating activities.

 

As of September 30, 2021, we had marketable securities held in the Trust Account of $274,165,853 (including approximately $64,273 of interest income and unrealized gains) consisting of U.S. Treasury Bills with a maturity of 185 days or less. We may withdraw interest from the Trust Account to pay taxes, if any. 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 income taxes payable), to complete our Business Combination. To the extent that our share capital or debt is used, in whole or in part, as consideration to complete our Business Combination, the remaining proceeds held in the Trust Account will be used as working capital to finance the operations of the target business or businesses, make other acquisitions and pursue our growth strategies.

 

As of September 30, 2021, we had cash held outside the Trust Account of $821,764. 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, the Sponsor, or certain of our officers and directors or their affiliates may, but are not obligated to, loan us funds as may be required. If we complete a Business Combination, we would repay such loaned amounts. In the event that a Business Combination does not close, we may use a portion of the working capital held outside the Trust Account to repay such loaned amounts but no proceeds from our Trust Account would be used for such repayment. Up to $1,500,000 of such loans may be convertible into warrants at a price of $1.50 per warrant, at the option of the lender. The warrants would be identical to the Private Placement Warrants.

 

We will need to raise additional capital through loans or additional investments from our Sponsor, shareholders, officers, directors, or third parties. Our officers, directors and Sponsor may, but are not obligated to, loan us funds, from time to time or at any time, in whatever amount they deem reasonable in their sole discretion, to meet our working capital needs. Accordingly, we may not be able to obtain additional financing. If we are unable to raise additional capital, we may be required to take additional measures to conserve liquidity, which could include, but not necessarily be limited to, curtailing operations, suspending the pursuit of a potential transaction, and reducing overhead expenses. We cannot provide any assurance that new financing will be available to us on commercially acceptable terms, if at all. These conditions raise substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern for at least one year from the date that the financial statements are issued.

 

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

 

We have no obligations, assets or liabilities, which would be considered off-balance sheet arrangements as of September 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.

 

The underwriters are entitled to a deferred fee of $0.35 per Unit, or $9,593,555 in the aggregate. The deferred fee will become payable to the underwriters from the amounts held in the Trust Account solely in the event that we complete a Business Combination, subject to the terms of the underwriting agreement.

 

Critical Accounting Policies

 

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

 

Warrant Liabilities

 

We account for warrants as either equity-classified or liability-classified instruments based on an assessment of the warrant’s specific terms and applicable authoritative guidance in Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 480, Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity (“ASC 480”) and ASC 815, Derivatives and Hedging (“ASC 815”). The assessment considers whether the warrants are freestanding financial instruments pursuant to ASC 480, meet the definition of a liability pursuant to ASC 480, and whether the warrants meet all of the requirements for equity classification under ASC 815, including whether the warrants are indexed to our own ordinary shares, among other conditions for equity classification. This assessment, which requires the use of professional judgment, is conducted at the time of warrant issuance and as of each subsequent quarterly period end date while the warrants are outstanding.

 

For issued or modified warrants that meet all of the criteria for equity classification, the warrants are required to be recorded as a component of additional paid-in capital at the time of issuance. For issued or modified warrants that do not meet all the criteria for equity classification, the warrants are required to be recorded at their initial fair value on the date of issuance, and each balance sheets date thereafter. Changes in the estimated fair value of the warrants are recognized as a non-cash gain or loss on the statements of operations.

 

Class A Ordinary Shares Subject to Possible Redemption

 

We account for our Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption in accordance with the guidance in ASC Topic 480. Class A ordinary shares subject to mandatory redemption is classified as a liability instrument and is measured at fair value. Conditionally redeemable ordinary shares (including ordinary shares 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 our control) is classified as temporary equity. At all other times, ordinary shares are classified as shareholders’ equity. Our ordinary shares feature certain redemption rights that are considered to be outside of our control and subject to occurrence of uncertain future events. Accordingly, Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption is presented as temporary equity, outside of the shareholders’ equity section of our condensed balance sheets.

 

Net Income (Loss) Per Ordinary Share

 

The Company complies with accounting and disclosure requirements of FASB ASC Topic 260, “Earnings Per Share”. Net income (loss) per ordinary share is computed by dividing net income (loss) by the weighted average number of ordinary shares outstanding for the period. The Company applies the two-class method in calculating income (loss) per ordinary share. Accretion associated with the redeemable Class A ordinary shares is excluded from income (loss) per ordinary share as the redemption value approximates fair value.

The calculation of diluted income (loss) per ordinary share does not consider the effect of the warrants issued in connection with the (i) Initial Public Offering, and (ii) the private placement since the exercise of the warrants is contingent upon the occurrence of future events. The warrants are exercisable to purchase 16,516,041 Class A ordinary shares in the aggregate. As of September 30, 2021, the Company did not have any dilutive securities or other contracts that could, potentially, be exercised or converted into ordinary shares and then share in the earnings of the Company. As a result, diluted net income (loss) per ordinary share is the same as basic net income (loss) per ordinary share for the periods presented.

 

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Recent Accounting Standards

 

In August 2020, the FASB issued ASU No. 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): Accounting for Convertible Instruments and Contracts in an Entity’s Own Equity (“ASU 2020-06”), which simplifies accounting for convertible instruments by removing major separation models required under current GAAP. The ASU also removes certain settlement conditions that are required for equity-linked contracts to qualify for the derivative scope exception, and it simplifies the diluted earnings per share calculation in certain areas. We are currently assessing the impact, if any, that ASU 2020-06 would have on its financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

 

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

 

Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

 

Not required for smaller reporting companies.

 

Item 4. Controls and Procedures 

 

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

 

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

 

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 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 and accounting officer have concluded that during the period covered by this report, our disclosure controls and procedures were not effective. Our internal control over financial reporting did not result in the proper accounting classification of complex financial instruments which, due to its impact on our financial statements, we determined to be a material weakness.

 

Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting

 

There was no change in our internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2021 covered by this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting. Management has identified a material weakness in internal controls related to the accounting for our redeemable equity instruments, as described above. In light of the material weakness identified and the resulting restatement, although we have processes to identify and appropriately apply applicable accounting requirements, we plan to enhance our processes to identify and appropriately apply applicable accounting requirements to better evaluate and understand the nuances of the complex accounting standards that apply to our financial statements. Our plans at this time include providing enhanced access to accounting literature, research materials and documents and increased communication among our personnel and third-party professionals with whom we consult regarding complex accounting applications. The elements of our remediation plan can only be accomplished over time, and we can offer no assurance that these initiatives will ultimately have the intended effects.

 

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PART II - OTHER INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Legal Proceedings

 

None

 

Item 1A. Risk Factors 

 

Factors that could cause our business, prospects, results of operations or financial condition to differ materially from the descriptions provided in this report include the risk factors described in our final prospectus for our Initial Public Offering filed with the SEC. In addition, the following risk factors could also have such an effect.

  

We have identified a material weakness in our internal control over financial reporting as of September 30, 2021. If we are unable to develop and maintain an effective system of internal control over financial reporting, we may not be able to accurately report our financial results in a timely manner, which may adversely affect investor confidence in us and materially and adversely affect our business and operating results.

 

After consultation with our management, our audit committee identified, in light of the prior reclassification of warrants from equity to liability, as well as the reclassification of our redeemable shares as temporary equity, a material weakness in our internal controls over financial reporting relating to our accounting for complex financial instruments. A material weakness is a deficiency, or a combination of deficiencies, in internal control over financial reporting such that there is a reasonable possibility that a material misstatement of our annual or interim financial statements will not be prevented, or detected and corrected on a timely basis.

 

Effective internal controls are necessary for us to provide reliable financial reports and prevent fraud. Measures to remediate material weaknesses may be time-consuming and costly and there is no assurance that such initiatives will ultimately have the intended effects. If we identify any new material weaknesses in the future, any such newly identified material weakness could limit our ability to prevent or detect a misstatement of our accounts or disclosures that could result in a material misstatement of our annual or interim financial statements. In such case, we may be unable to maintain compliance with securities law requirements regarding timely filing of periodic reports in addition to applicable stock exchange listing requirements, investors may lose confidence in our financial reporting and our share price may decline. We cannot assure you that the measures we have taken to date, or any measures we may take in the future, will be sufficient to avoid potential future material weaknesses.

 

As a result of the material weakness in our internal controls over financial reporting described above, the change in accounting for the warrants, and other matters raised or that may in the future be raised by the SEC, we may face for the prospect of litigation or other disputes which may include, among others, claims invoking the federal and state securities laws, contractual claims or other claims arising from the material weaknesses in our internal control over financial reporting and the preparation of our financial statements, any of which claims could result in adverse effects to our business. As of the date hereof, we have no knowledge of any such litigation or dispute.

 

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

 

On March 4, 2021, we consummated the Initial Public Offering of 24,000,000 Units. The Units were sold at an offering price of $10.00 per unit, generating total gross proceeds of $240,000,000. UBS Investment Bank acted as sole book-running manager of the Initial Public Offering. The securities in the offering were registered under the Securities Act on registration statement on Form S-1 (No. 333-252969). The Securities and Exchange Commission declared the registration statements effective on March 1, 2021.

 

Simultaneous with the consummation of the Initial Public Offering, the Sponsor and UBS Investment Bank consummated the private placement of an aggregate of 4,533,334 Private Placement Warrants at a price of $1.50 per Private Placement Warrant, generating total proceeds of $6,800,000. Each Private Placement Warrant is exercisable to purchase one Class A ordinary share at a price of $11.50 per share. The issuance was made pursuant to the exemption from registration contained in Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act.

 

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

 

On March 10, 2021, the underwriters partially exercised their over-allotment option, resulting in the sale of an additional 3,410,158 Unites for gross proceeds of $34,101,580. In connection with the underwriters’ exercise of their over-allotment option, the Company also consummated the sale of an additional 454,688 Private Placement Warrants at $1.50 per Private Placement Warrant, generating total proceeds of $682,032. A total of $34,101,580 was deposited into the Trust Account.

 

Of the gross proceeds received from the Initial Public Offering, the exercise of the over-allotment option and the Private Placement Warrants, an aggregate of $274,101,580 was placed in the Trust Account.

 

We paid a total of $5,482,032 in underwriting discounts and commissions and $471,041 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

 

None

 

Item 5. Other Information

 

None

 

Item 6. Exhibits

 

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

 

No. Description of Exhibit
31.1* Certification of the Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
31.2* Certification of the Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
32.1* Certification of the Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
32.2* Certification of the Chief Financial Officer 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 Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document.
104* Cover Page Interactive Data File (formatted as Inline XBRL and contained in Exhibit 101).

 

*Filed herewith.

 

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SIGNATURES

 

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

 

 FINTECH EVOLUTION ACQUISITION GROUP
   
Date: November 18, 2021By:/s/ Rohit Bhagat
 Name:Rohit Bhagat
 Title:Chief Executive Officer
  (Principal Executive Officer)
   
Date: November 18, 2021By:/s/ Michael Latham
 Name:Michael Latham
 Title:Chief Operating Officer
  (Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)

 

 

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