NHIC NewHold Investment Corp II
NEWHOLD INVESTMENT CORP. II
INDEX TO BALANCE SHEET
|Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm||F-2|
|Balance Sheet as of October 25, 2021||F-3|
|Notes to Balance Sheet||F-4|
Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
To the Stockholders and the Board of Directors of
NewHold Investment Corp. II
Opinion on the Financial Statement
We have audited the accompanying balance sheet of NewHold Investment Corp. II (the "Company") as of October 25, 2021, and the related notes (collectively referred to as the "financial statement"). In our opinion, the financial statement presents fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of the Company as of October 25, 2021, in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.
Basis for Opinion
This financial statement is the responsibility of the Company's management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the Company's financial statement based on our audit. We are a public accounting firm registered with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States) ("PCAOB") and are required to be independent with respect to the Company in accordance with the U.S. federal securities laws and the applicable rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the PCAOB.
We conducted our audit in accordance with the standards of the PCAOB. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statement is free of material misstatement, whether due to error or fraud. The Company is not required to have, nor were we engaged to perform, an audit of its internal control over financial reporting. As part of our audit, we are required to obtain an understanding of internal control over financial reporting but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the Company's internal control over financial reporting. Accordingly, we express no such opinion.
Our audit included performing procedures to assess the risks of material misstatement of the financial statement, whether due to error or fraud, and performing procedures that respond to those risks. Such procedures included examining, on a test basis, evidence regarding the amounts and disclosures in the financial statement. Our audit also included evaluating the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial statement. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion.
/s/ WithumSmith+Brown, PC
We have served as the Company's auditor since 2021.
New York, New York
October 29, 2021
NEWHOLD INVESTMENT CORP. II
|Current asset – cash||$||2,914,000|
|Total current assets||3,661,000|
|Non-current asset – Cash and investments held in Trust||176,750,000|
|LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY (DEFICIT)|
|Current liabilities –|
|Total current liabilities||865,000|
|Other liabilities – Deferred underwriting compensation||6,125,000|
|Commitments and contingencies||—|
|Class A common shares subject to possible redemption; 17,500,000 shares (at $10.10 per share)||176,750,000|
|Stockholder’s equity (deficit):|
|Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value, 1,000,000 shares authorized, none issued or outstanding||—|
|Class A common stock, $0.0001 par value, 45,000,000 shares authorized, -0- issued and outstanding (excluding 17,500,000 ordinary shares subject to possible redemption)||—|
|Class B common stock, $0.0001 par value, 6,000,000 shares authorized, 5,031,250(1) issued and outstanding||1,000|
|Total stockholders’ equity (deficit)||(3,329,000||)|
|Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity (deficit)||$||180,411,000|
|(1)||Includes an aggregate of 656,250 shares of Class B common stock held by the Sponsor that are subject to forfeiture to the extent that the underwriters’ over-allotment option is not exercised in full.|
See accompanying notes to balance sheet.
NEWHOLD INVESTMENT CORP. II
Notes to Balance sheet
NOTE 1 — DESCRIPTION OF ORGANIZATION AND BUSINESS OPERATIONS
Organization and General:
NewHold Investment Corp. II (the “Company”) was incorporated in Delaware on February 25, 2021 as NewHold Investment Corp. II. The Company was formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses (the “Business Combination”). The Company is an “emerging growth company,” as defined in Section 2(a) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the “Securities Act,” as modified by the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012 (the “JOBS Act”).
At October 25, 2021, the Company had not commenced any operations. All activity for the period from February 25, 2021 (inception) to October 25, 2021 relates to the Company’s formation and the initial public offering (“Public Offering”) described below. The Company will not generate any operating revenues until after completion of its initial Business Combination, at the earliest. The Company expects to generate non-operating income in the form of interest income on the proceeds derived from the Public Offering.
The Company has selected December 31 as its fiscal year end. All dollar amounts are rounded to the nearest thousand dollars.
Sponsor and Financing:
The Company’s sponsor is NewHold Industrial Technology Holdings LLC II, a Delaware limited liability company (the “Sponsor”). The Company intends to finance a Business Combination with proceeds from the $175,000,000 Public Offering (Note 3) and a $8,657,705 private placement (Note 4). Upon the closing of the Public Offering and the private placement, $176,750,000 (or $203,262,500 if the underwriters’ over-allotment option is exercised in full — Note 3) will be held in a trust account (the “Trust Account”).
The Trust Account:
The funds in the Trust Account will be invested only in U.S. government treasury bills with a maturity of one hundred and eighty (180) days or less or in money market funds meeting certain conditions under Rule 2a-7 under the Investment Company Act of 1940 which invest only in direct U.S. government obligations. Funds will remain in the Trust Account until the earlier of (i) the consummation of its initial Business Combination or (ii) the distribution of the Trust Account as described below. The remaining funds outside the Trust Account may be used to pay for business, legal and accounting due diligence on prospective acquisition targets and continuing general and administrative expenses.
The Company’s amended and restated certificate of incorporation provides that, other than the withdrawal of interest to pay tax obligations and up to $250,000 per year for working capital purposes, if any, (less up to $100,000 of interest to pay dissolution expenses), none of the funds held in the Trust Account will be released until the earliest of: (a) the completion of the initial Business Combination, (b) the redemption of any public shares properly submitted in connection with a stockholder vote to amend the Company’s amended and restated certificate of incorporation (i) to modify the substance or timing of the ability of holders of the public shares to seek redemption in connection with the Company’s initial Business Combination or the Company’s obligation to redeem 100% of the public shares if the Company does not complete the initial Business Combination within 18 months from the closing of the Public Offering, April 25, 2023, (or 24 months from the closing of this offering if the Company has filed a proxy statement, registration statement or similar filing for an initial business combination but has not completed the initial business combination within such 18-month period) or (ii) with respect to any other provision relating to stockholders’ rights or pre-Business Combination activity, and (c) the redemption of the public shares if the Company is unable to complete the initial Business Combination within 24 months from the closing of the Public Offering, subject to applicable law. The proceeds deposited in the Trust Account could become subject to the claims of creditors, if any, which could have priority over the claims of the Company’s public stockholders.
The Company’s management has broad discretion with respect to the specific application of the net proceeds of the Public Offering, although substantially all of the net proceeds of the Public Offering are intended to be generally applied toward consummating a Business Combination with a Target Business. As used herein, “Target Business” is one or more target businesses that together have a fair market value equal to at least 80% of the balance in the Trust Account (less deferred underwriting commissions and any taxes payable on interest earned) at the time of signing a definitive agreement in connection with the Company’s initial Business Combination. There is no assurance that the Company will be able to successfully effect a Business Combination.
The Company, after signing a definitive agreement for a Business Combination, will either (i) seek stockholder approval of the Business Combination at a meeting called for such purpose in connection with which stockholders may seek to redeem their shares, regardless of whether they vote for or against the Business Combination, for cash equal to their pro rata share of the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account as of two business days prior to the consummation of the initial Business Combination, including interest but less taxes payable and amounts released for working capital, or (ii) provide stockholders with the opportunity to have their shares redeemed by the Company by means of a tender offer (and thereby avoid the need for a stockholder vote) for an amount in cash equal to their pro rata share of the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account as of two business days prior to the consummation of the initial Business Combination, including interest but less taxes payable and amounts released to the Company for working capital. The decision as to whether the Company will seek stockholder approval of the Business Combination or will allow stockholders to sell their shares in a tender offer will be made by the Company, solely in its discretion, and will be based on a variety of factors such as the timing of the transaction and whether the terms of the transaction would otherwise require the Company to seek stockholder approval unless a vote is required by the rules of the Nasdaq Capital Market. If the Company seeks stockholder approval, it will complete its Business Combination only if a majority of the outstanding shares of Class A and Class B common stock voted are voted in favor of the 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 upon consummation of a Business Combination. In such case, the Company would not proceed with the redemption of its public shares and the related Business Combination, and instead may search for an alternate Business Combination
If the Company holds a stockholder vote or there is a tender offer for shares in connection with a Business Combination, a public stockholder will have the right to redeem its shares for an amount in cash equal to its pro rata share of the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account as of two business days prior to the consummation of the initial Business Combination, including interest but less taxes payable and amounts released to the Company for working capital. As a result, such shares of Class A common stock have been recorded at redemption amount and classified as temporary equity upon the completion of the Public Offering, in accordance with Financial Accounting Standards Board Accounting Standards Codification (“FASB ASC”) 480, “Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity.” The amount in the Trust Account is initially anticipated to be $10.10 per public common share ($176,750,000 held in the Trust Account divided by 17,500,000 public shares, or $203,262,500 held in the Trust Account divided by 20,125,000 public shares if the underwriters exercise their over-allotment option in full).
The Company will have 18 months from the closing date of the Public Offering, until April 25, 2023, (or 24 months from the closing of the Public Offering if the Company has filed a proxy statement, registration statement or similar filing for an initial business combination but has not completed the initial business combination within such 18-month period), to complete its initial Business Combination. If the Company does not complete a Business Combination within this period of time, it shall (i) cease all operations except for the purposes of winding up; (ii) as promptly as reasonably possible, but not more than ten business days thereafter, subject to lawfully available funds therefor, redeem 100% of the public shares of Class A common stock for a per share pro rata portion of the Trust Account, including interest, but less taxes payable and amounts released for working capital (less up to $100,000 of such net interest to pay dissolution expenses) and (iii) as promptly as possible following such redemption, dissolve and liquidate the balance of the Company’s net assets to its creditors and remaining stockholders, as part of its plan of dissolution and liquidation. The initial stockholders have entered into letter agreements with us, pursuant to which they have waived their rights to participate in any redemption with respect to their initial shares; however, if the initial stockholders or any of the Company’s officers, directors or affiliates acquire shares of Class A common stock in or after the Public Offering, they will be entitled to a pro rata share of the Trust Account upon the Company’s redemption or liquidation in the event the Company does not complete a Business Combination within 18 months from the closing date of the Public Offering, until April 25, 2023, (or 24 months from the closing of the Public Offering if the Company has filed a proxy statement, registration statement or similar filing for an initial business combination but has not completed the initial business combination within such 18-month period).
In the event of such distribution, it is possible that the per share value of the residual assets remaining available for distribution (including Trust Account assets) will be less than the price per Unit in the Public Offering.
NOTE 2 — SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES
Basis of Presentation:
The accompanying balance sheet are presented in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“US GAAP”) and pursuant to the rules and regulations of the SEC.
In connection with the Company’s assessment of going concern considerations in accordance with ASU 2014-15, “Disclosures of Uncertainties about an Entity’s Ability to Continue as a Going Concern,” as of October 25, 2021, management has determined that the Company’s current liquidity including access to funds from the Sponsor entity (its sole stockholder, see Note 4) is sufficient to fund the working capital needs of the Company until the earlier of the consummation of the Public Offering or one year from the date of issuance of this balance sheet.
Emerging Growth Company
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 an election to opt out is irrevocable. The Company has elected not to opt out of such extended transition period which means that when an accounting 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 balance sheet 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.
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 and management believes the Company is not exposed to significant risks on such accounts.
The fair value of the Company’s assets and liabilities, which qualify as financial instruments under FASB ASC 820, “Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures,” approximates the carrying amounts represented in the balance sheet primarily due to their short-term nature.
Use of Estimates:
The preparation of balance sheet in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America 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 balance sheet.
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 as of October 25, 2021, which management considered in formulating its estimate, could change in the near term due to one or more future confirming events. Accordingly, the actual results could differ significantly from those estimates.
Deferred Offering Costs:
The Company complies with the requirements of the FASB ASC 340-10-S99-1 and SEC Staff Accounting Bulletin (SAB) Topic 5A — “Expenses of Offering.” Deferred offering costs consist of legal, accounting, underwriting fees and other costs incurred through the balance sheet date that are directly related to the Public Offering, approximately $18,279,000 including $9,625,000 of underwriters’ discount and $8,019,000 of fair value over the purchase price of founders’ stock purchased by the anchor investors and approximately $635,000 of other costs for professional fees, filing, printing and other costs, and were charged to temporary equity upon the completion of the Public Offering.
Class A Ordinary Shares Subject to Possible Redemption:
All of the 17,500,000 Class A ordinary shares sold as part of a Unit in the Public Offering discussed in Note 3 contain a redemption feature which allows for the redemption of common shares under the Company’s liquidation or tender offer/stockholder approval provisions. In accordance with FASB ASC 480, redemption provisions not solely within the control of the Company require the security to be classified outside of permanent equity. Ordinary liquidation events, which involve the redemption and liquidation of all of the entity’s equity instruments, are excluded from the provisions of FASB ASC 480. Although the Company did not specify a maximum redemption threshold, its articles of association provide that in no event will it redeem its Public Shares in an amount that would cause its net tangible assets (tangible assets less intangible assets and liabilities) to be less than $5,000,001. However, because all of the Class A ordinary shares are redeemable, all of the shares are recorded as Class A ordinary shares subject to redemption on the enclosed balance sheet.
The Company recognizes changes immediately as they occur and adjusts the carrying value of the securities at the end of each reporting period. Increases or decreases in the carrying amount of redeemable Class A ordinary shares
The Company follows the asset and liability method of accounting for income taxes under FASB ASC, 740, “Income Taxes.” Deferred tax assets and liabilities are recognized for the estimated future tax consequences attributable to differences between the balance sheet carrying amounts of existing assets and liabilities and their respective tax bases. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are measured using enacted tax rates expected to apply to taxable income in the years in which those temporary differences are expected to be recovered or settled. The effect on deferred tax assets and liabilities of a change in tax rates is recognized in income in the period that included the enactment date. Valuation allowances are established, when necessary, to reduce deferred tax assets to the amount expected to be realized.
FASB ASC 740 prescribes a recognition threshold and a measurement attribute for the financial statement recognition and measurement of tax positions taken or expected to be taken in a tax return. For those benefits to be recognized, a tax position must be more-likely-than-not to be sustained upon examination by taxing authorities. There were no unrecognized tax benefits as of October 25, 2021. The Company recognizes accrued interest and penalties related to unrecognized tax benefits as income tax expense. No amounts were accrued for the payment of interest and penalties at October 25, 2021. The Company is currently not aware of any issues under review that could result in significant payments, accruals or material deviation from its position. The Company is subject to income tax examinations by major taxing authorities since inception.
Due to the Company’s short existence and limited operations, any tax provision or deferred tax assets are not material at October 25, 2021.
Accounting for Warrants:
The Company accounts for warrants as either equity-classified or liability-classified instruments based on an assessment of the instruments' 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 instruments are freestanding financial instruments pursuant to ASC 480, meet the definition of a liability pursuant to ASC 480, and whether the instruments meet all of the requirements for equity classification under ASC 815, including whether the instruments are indexed to the Company's own common shares and whether the instrument holders could potentially require “net cash settlement” in a circumstance outside of the Company's control, among other conditions for equity classification. This assessment, which requires the use of professional judgment, was conducted at the time of warrant issuance and as of each subsequent quarterly period end date while the instruments are outstanding. Management has concluded that the Public Warrants and Private Warrants issued pursuant to the warrant agreement qualify for equity accounting treatment.
Recent Accounting Pronouncements:
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 evaluating the impact that the pronouncement will have on the financial statements.
Management does not believe that any other recently issued, but not yet effective, accounting pronouncements, if currently adopted, would have a material effect on the Company’s balance sheet.
The Company evaluated subsequent events and transactions that occurred after October 25, 2021, the audited balance sheet date, up to October 29, 2021, the date that the audited balance sheet was issued. Based upon this review, the Company did not identify any subsequent events that would have required adjustment or disclosure in the balance sheet.
NOTE 3 — PUBLIC OFFERING
On October 25, 2021, the Company closed on the sale of 17,500,000 units at a price of $10.00 per unit (the “Units”). Each Unit consists of one share of the Company’s Class A common stock, $0.0001 par value and one-half of one redeemable warrant (the “Warrants”). Each whole Warrant offered in the Public Offering is exercisable to purchase one share of our Class A common stock for $11.50 per share. Only whole Warrants may be exercised. Under the terms of the warrant agreement, the Company will agree to use its best efforts to file a new registration statement under the Securities Act, following the completion of the Company’s initial Business Combination. No fractional shares will be issued upon exercise of the Warrants. If, upon exercise of the Warrants, a holder would be entitled to receive a fractional interest in a share, the Company will, upon exercise, round down to the nearest whole number the number of shares of Class A common stock to be issued to the Warrant holder. Each Warrant will become exercisable on the later of 30 days after the completion of the Company’s initial Business Combination or 12 months from the closing of the Public Offering and will expire five years after the completion of the Company’s initial Business Combination or earlier upon redemption or liquidation. However, if the Company does not complete its initial Business Combination on or prior to the 18 month period allotted to complete the Business Combination, April 25, 2023, (or 24 months from the closing of this offering if the Company has filed a proxy statement, registration statement or similar filing for an initial business combination but has not completed the initial business combination within such 18-month period) the Warrants will expire at the end of such period. If the Company is unable to deliver registered shares of Class A common stock to the holder upon exercise of a Warrant during the exercise period, there will be no net cash settlement of these Warrants and the Warrants will expire worthless, unless they may be exercised on a cashless basis in the circumstances described in the warrant agreement. Once the Warrants become exercisable, the Company may redeem the outstanding Warrants in whole and not in part at a price of $0.01 per Warrant upon a minimum of 30 days’ prior written notice of redemption, only in the event that the last sale price of the Company’s shares of Class A common stock equals or exceeds $18.00 per share for any 20 trading days within the 30-trading day period ending on the third trading day before the Company sends the notice of redemption to the Warrant holders.
In addition, if the Company issues additional shares of Class A common stock or equity-linked securities for capital raising purposes in connection with the closing of its initial Business Combination at an issue price or effective issue price of less than $9.20 per share of Class A common stock (with such issue price or effective issue price to be determined in good faith by the Company’s board of directors and, in the case of any such issuance to the initial stockholders or their affiliates, without taking into account any Founder Shares held by them, as applicable, prior to such issuance) (the “newly issued price”), the exercise price of the Warrants and the Private, Placement Warrants (as defined below) will be adjusted (to the nearest cent) to be equal to 115% of the newly issued price.
The Company granted the underwriters a 45-day option to purchase up to 2,625,000 additional Units to cover any over-allotments, at the Public Offering price less the underwriting discounts and commissions. The Warrants that would be issued in connection with 2,625,000 over-allotment units are identical to the public Warrants and have no net cash settlement provisions.
The Company paid an underwriting discount of 2.0% of the per Unit price to the underwriters, an aggregate fee of $3,500,000, at the closing of the Public Offering (an aggregate fee of $4,025,000 if the underwriters’ overallotment option is exercised in full) with an additional fee (the “Deferred Discount”) of 3.5% ($6,125,000, or $7,043,750 if the underwriters’ over-allotment option is exercised in full) of the gross offering proceeds payable upon the consummation of the initial Business Combination. The Deferred Discount will become payable to the underwriters from the amounts held in the Trust Account solely in the event the Company completes its initial Business Combination.
Certain funds and accounts managed by UBS O’Connor LLC, Magnetar Financial LLC, Kepos Capital LP, Meteora Capital Partners, L.P., Polar Asset Management Partners Inc., Sandia Investment Management L.P., Radcliffe Capital Management, L.P., RiverNorth Capital Management, LLC, Highbridge Capital Management, LLC, Marshall Wace LLP, Aristeia Capital, L.L.C. and Periscope Capital Inc. (collectively, the “anchor investors”) purchase an aggregate of $172,900,000 of units in the Public Offering, the full amount required for them not to forfeit any of their founder shares purchased.
The excess of the fair value of the Founder Shares purchased by the anchor investors has been determined to be an offering cost in accordance with Staff Accounting Bulletin Topic 5A. Accordingly, the offering cost will be allocated to the Public Shares and Public Warrants (being accounted for as equity instruments) and will be charged to temporary equity upon the completion of the Public Offering.
NOTE 4 — RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS
In March 2021, the Sponsor purchased 5,031,250 shares of Class B common stock (the “Founder Shares”) for $25,000, or approximately $0.005 per share (up to 656,250 of which are subject to forfeiture by the Sponsor to the extent the underwriters’ over-allotment option is not exercised in full). The Founder Shares are identical to the Class A common stock included in the Units being sold in the Public Offering. The Sponsor has agreed to forfeit up to 656,250 Founder Shares to the extent that the over-allotment option is not exercised in full by the underwriters. The forfeiture will be adjusted to the extent that the over-allotment option is not exercised in full by the underwriters so that the initial stockholders will own 20.0% of the Company’s issued and outstanding shares of common stock after the Public Offering. If the Company increases or decreases the size of the Public Offering pursuant to Rule 462(b) under the Securities Act, the Company will effect a stock dividend or share contribution back to capital, as applicable, immediately prior to the consummation of the Public Offering in such amount as to maintain the ownership of the Company’s stockholders at 20.0% of the Company’s issued and outstanding shares of the Company’s Class A and Class B common stock upon the consummation of the Public Offering.
The Founder Shares are identical to the Class A common stock included in the Units being sold in the Public Offering except that the Founder Shares automatically convert into shares of Class A common stock at the time of the initial Business Combination and are subject to certain transfer restrictions, as described in more detail below.
The Company’s initial stockholders will agree not to transfer, assign or sell any of their Founder Shares until the earlier of (A) one year after the completion of the Company’s initial Business Combination, or (B), subsequent to the Company’s initial Business Combination, if (x) the last sale price of the Company’s Class A common stock equals or exceeds $12.00 per share (as adjusted for stock splits, stock dividends, reorganizations, recapitalizations and the like) for any 20 trading days within any 30-trading day period commencing at least 150 days after the Company’s initial Business Combination or (y) the date on which the Company completes a liquidation, merger, stock exchange or other similar transaction after the initial Business Combination that results in all of the Company’s stockholders having the right to exchange their shares of Class A common stock for cash, securities or other property.
The Company’s sponsor forfeited 1,648,236 Founder Shares and the anchor investors purchased 1,648,236 Founder Shares, upon the effectiveness of the registration statement for the Public Offering. An aggregate of 54,194 of the Founder Shares purchased pursuant to these subscription agreements are subject to forfeiture by the private warrants anchor investors depending on the extent to which the underwriters’ over-allotment option is not exercised in full or in part.
The excess of the fair value of the Founder Shares purchased by the anchor investors, approximately $8,019,000, was determined to be an offering cost in accordance with Staff Accounting Bulletin Topic 5A. Accordingly, offering costs allocated to the Public Shares and Public Warrants (being accounted for as equity instruments) will be charged to temporary equity upon the completion of the Public Offering. The fair value of the Founder Shares was determined based upon 18 months to acquisition, 3.37% discount rate, 65% probability of acquisition, 21.3% discount for lack of marketability and results in a per share fair value of $4.87.
Private Placement Warrants
The Sponsor and certain funds and accounts managed by UBS O’Connor LLC, Magnetar Financial LLC, and Kepos Capital LP have agreed to purchase from the Company, collectively, an aggregate of 8,657,705 warrants at a price of $1.00 per warrant, a purchase price of $8,657,705 (9,445,205 warrants at a purchase price of $9,445,205 assuming the underwriter’s overallotment option is exercised), in a private placement that will occur simultaneously with the completion of the Public Offering (the “Private Placement Warrants”). Each Private Placement Warrant entitles the holder to purchase one share of Class A common stock at $11.50 per share. A portion of the purchase price of the Private Placement Warrants will be added to the proceeds from the Public Offering to be held in the Trust Account pending completion of the Company’s initial Business Combination. The Private Placement Warrants (including the Class A common stock issuable upon exercise of the Private Placement Warrants) will not be transferable, assignable or saleable until 30 days after the completion of the initial Business Combination. Otherwise, the Private Placement Warrants have terms and provisions that are identical to those of the Warrants being sold as part of the Units in the Public Offering and have no net cash settlement provisions.
If the Company does not complete a Business Combination, then the proceeds from the sale of the Private Placement Warrants will be part of the liquidating distribution to the public stockholders and the Private Placement Warrants issued to the Sponsor will expire worthless.
The Company’s initial stockholders and the holders of the Private Placement Warrants will be entitled to registration rights pursuant to a registration rights agreement to be signed on or before the date of the prospectus for the Public Offering. These holders will be entitled to make up to three demands, excluding short form registration demands, that the Company register such securities for sale under the Securities Act. In addition, these holders will have “piggy-back” registration rights to include their securities in other registration statements filed by the Company. The Company will bear the expenses incurred in connection with the filing of any such registration statements. There will be no penalties associated with delays in registering the securities under the registration rights agreement.
Related Party Loans
On March 15, 2021, the Sponsor agreed to loan the Company an aggregate of $300,000 by drawdowns against the issuance of an unsecured promissory note (the “Note”) to cover expenses related to the Public Offering. The Note is non-interest bearing and payable promptly after the earlier of the date on which the Company consummates the Public Offering and the date on which the Company determines not to conduct the Public Offering. As of October 25, 2021, the Sponsor had loaned $85,000 to the Company under the Note and the Note was paid in full at the closing of the Public Offering on October 25, 2021.
If the Sponsor, an affiliate of the Sponsor or certain of the Company’s officers and directors make any loans to the Company to finance the transaction costs of an intended initial business combination, up to $100,000 of such loans may be converted into warrants, at the price of $1.00 per warrant, at the option of the lender. Such warrants would be identical to the Private Placement Warrants. As of October 25, 2021, no such loans had been made to the Company.
Administrative Support Agreement
The Company has agreed to pay $25,000 a month for office space, utilities and secretarial and administrative support to the Sponsor. Services commenced on the date the securities were first listed on the Nasdaq Global Market and will terminate upon the earlier of the consummation by the Company of an initial Business Combination or the liquidation of the Company.
NOTE 5 — STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY (DEFICIT)
According to an amendment to the Company’s certificate of incorporation that was filed with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware on March 1, 2021, the Company is authorized to issue 51,000,000 shares of common stock, including 45,000,000 shares of Class A common stock, par value, $0.0001 and 6,000,000 shares of Class B common stock par value $0.0001. Upon completion of the Public Offering, the Company may (depending on the terms of the Business Combination) be required to increase the authorized number of shares at the same time as its stockholders vote on the Business Combination to the extent the Company seeks stockholder approval in connection with its Business Combination. Holders of the Company’s Class A and Class B common stock vote together as a single class and are entitled to one vote for each share of Class A and Class B common stock. At October 25, 2021, there were 5,031,250 shares of Class B common stock issued and outstanding, 656,250 of which are subject to forfeiture as described in Note 4, and -0- shares of Class A common stock issued or outstanding after deducting 17,500,000 shares considered as Class A common stock subject to redemption.
The Class B common shares are identical to the Class A common stock included in the Units sold in the Public Offering except that the Class B common shares automatically convert into shares of Class A common stock at the time of the initial Business Combination and are subject to certain transfer restrictions, as described in more detail in Note 4.
According to an amendment to the Company’s certificate of incorporation that was filed with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware on March 1, 2021, the Company is authorized to issue 1,000,000 shares of preferred stock, par value $0.0001 with such designations, voting and other rights and preferences as may be determined from time to time by the Company’s board of directors. As of October 25, 2021, there were no shares of preferred stock issued or outstanding.
NOTE 6 — COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
Risks and Uncertainties — COVID-19 — Management continues to evaluate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the industry and has concluded that while it is reasonably possible that the virus could have an effect on the Company’s financial position, results of its operations and/or search for a target company and/or a target company’s financial position and results of its operations, the specific impact is not readily determinable as of the date of these balance sheet. The balance sheet does not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty.