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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
 
FORM
10-Q
 
 
 
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2022
 
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the transition period from
                    
to
                    
Commission File
No. 001-41116
 
 
BioPlus Acquisition Corp.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
 
 
Cayman Islands
 
98-1583872
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
 
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
260 Madison Avenue
Suite 800
New York, NY 10026
(Address of Principal Executive Offices, including zip code)
(212)
287-4092
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
N/A
(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)
 
 
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
 
Title of each class
  
Trading
Symbol(s)
  
Name of each exchange
on which registered
Units, each consisting of one share of Class A Ordinary Share and
one-half
of one Redeemable Warrant
  
BIOSU
  
The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC
Class A Ordinary Share, par value $0.0001 per share
  
BIOS
  
The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC
Warrants, each exercisable for one share
Class A Ordinary Share for $11.50 per share
  
BIOSW
  
The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.    Yes  ☒    No  ☐
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation
S-T
(§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files).    Yes  ☒    No  ☐
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large, accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, anon-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large, accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule
12b-2
of the Exchange Act.
 
Large accelerated filer      Accelerated filer  
       
Non-accelerated filer      Smaller reporting company  
       
         Emerging growth company  
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule
12b-2
of the Exchange Act):    Yes  ☒    No  ☐
As o
f May 12, 2022, t
here were 23,560,000 shares of Class A Ordinary Share, $0.0001 par value, and 5,750,000 shares of Class B Ordinary Share, $0.0001 par value per share, issued and outstanding.
 
 
 

BioPlus Acquisition Corp.
Quarterly Report on Form
10-Q
TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
 
  
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PART
I-FINANCIAL
INFORMATION
ITEM 1. CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
BIOPLUS ACQUISITION CORP.
CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS
 
    
March 31,
   
December 31,
 
    
2022
   
2021
 
    
(Unaudited)
   
 
 
ASSETS
                
Current assets
                
Cash
   $ 442,722     $ 635,542  
Current portion of prepaid expenses
     374,417       366,744  
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Total Current Assets
     817,139       1,002,286  
Prepaid expenses
     308,472       369,934  
Investments held in Trust Account
     234,654,062       234,608,695  
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
TOTAL ASSETS
  
$
235,779,673
 
 
$
235,980,915
 
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
LIABILITIES, CLASS A ORDINARY SHARES SUBJECT TO POSSIBLE REDEMPTION AND
SHAREHOLDERS’ DEFICIT
                
Current liabilities
                
Accrued expenses
   $ 198,545     $ 111,636  
Advances from sponsor
     3,671       —    
Accrued offering costs
     37,500       67,500  
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Total Current Liabilities
     239,716       179,136  
Sponsor Loan
     5,000,000       5,000,000  
Deferred underwriting fee payable
     9,800,000       9,800,000  
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Total Liabilities
  
 
15,039,716
 
 
 
14,979,136
 
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Commitments and Contingencies
            
Class A ordinary shares subject to redemption; $0.0001 par value, 23,000,000 shares issued and outstanding at $10.20,
redemption value as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021
     234,600,000       234,600,000  
Shareholders’ Deficit
                
Preference shares, $0.0001 par value; 5,000,000 shares authorized; none issued or outstanding
       —         —  
Class A ordinary shares, $0.0001 par value; 500,000,000 shares authorized; 560,000 shares issued and outstanding
(excluding 23,000,000 shares subject to redemption) as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021
     56       56  
Class B ordinary shares, $0.0001 par value; 50,000,000 shares authorized; 5,750,000 shares issued or outstanding as of
March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021
     575       575  
Additional
paid-in
capital
       —         —  
Accumulated deficit
     (13,860,674     (13,598,852
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Total Shareholders’ Deficit
  
 
(13,860,043
 
 
(13,598,221
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
TOTAL LIABILITIES, CLASS A ORDINARY SHARES SUBJECT TO POSSIBLE REDEMPTION AND
SHAREHOLDERS’ DEFICIT
  
$
235,779,673
 
 
$
235,980,915
 
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of condensed financial statements.
 
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BIOPLUS ACQUISITION CORP.
CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(UNAUDITED)
 
    
For the Three

Months Ended
March 31,
   
For the Period
from February 11,

2021 (Inception)
Through March 31,
 
    
2022
   
2021
 
Formation and operating costs
   $ 307,189     $ 5,000  
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Loss from operations
  
 
(307,189
 
 
(5,000
Other income:
                
Interest earned on investments held in Trust Account
     45,367       —    
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Net loss
  
$
(261,822
 
$
(5,000
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Weighted average shares outstanding of Class A ordinary shares
     23,560,000       —    
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Basic and diluted net loss per share, Class A ordinary shares
  
$
(0.01
 
$
—  
 
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Weighted average shares outstanding of Class B ordinary shares
     5,750,000       5,000,000  
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Basic and diluted net loss per share, Class B ordinary shares
  
$
(0.01
 
$
(0.00
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of the unaudited condensed financial statements.
 
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BIOPLUS ACQUISITION CORP.
CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN SHAREHOLDERS’ (DEFICIT) EQUITY
(UNAUDITED)
FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2022
 
    
Class A
Ordinary Shares
    
Class B
Ordinary Shares
    
Additional
Paid-in
    
Accumulated
   
Total
Shareholders’
 
    
Shares
    
Amount
    
Shares
    
Amount
    
Capital
    
Deficit
   
Deficit
 
Balance — January 1, 2022
  
 
560,000
 
  
$
56
 
  
 
5,750,000
 
  
$
575
 
  
$
  
    
$
(13,598,852
 
$
(13,598,221
Net loss
     —          —          —          —          —          (261,822     (261,822
    
 
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Balance — March 31, 2022
  
 
560,000
 
  
$
56
 
  
 
5,750,000
 
  
$
575
 
  
$
  
    
$
(13,860,674
 
$
(13,860,043
    
 
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
FOR THE PERIOD FROM FEBRUARY 11, 2021 (INCEPTION) THROUGH MARCH 31, 2021
 
     
                
     
                
     
                
     
                
     
                
     
                
     
                
 
    
Class A
Ordinary Shares
    
Class B
Ordinary Shares
    
Additional
Paid-in
    
Accumulated
   
Total
Shareholders’
 
    
Shares
    
Amount
    
Shares
    
Amount
    
Capital
    
Deficit
   
Equity
 
Balance — February 11, 2021 (inception)
  
 
  
 
  
$
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
$
  
 
  
$
  
 
  
$
  
 
 
$
  
 
Issuance of Class B ordinary shares to Sponsor
  
 
—  
 
  
 
—  
 
  
 
5,750,000
 
  
 
575
 
  
 
24,425
 
  
 
—  
 
 
 
25,000
 
Net loss
  
 
—  
 
  
 
—  
 
  
 
—  
 
  
 
—  
 
  
 
—  
 
  
 
(5,000
 
 
(5,000
    
 
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Balance — March 31, 2021
  
 
  
 
  
$
  
 
  
 
5,750,000
 
  
$
575
 
  
$
24,425
 
  
$
(5,000
 
$
20,000
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of the unaudited condensed financial statements.
 
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BIOPLUS ACQUISITION CORP.
CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(UNAUDITED)
 
 
  
For the Three
Months Ended
March 31,
 
 
For the Period
from February

11, 2021

(Inception)

Through

March 31,
 
 
  
2022
 
 
2021
 
Cash Flows from Operating Activities:
  
 
Net loss
   $ (261,822   $ (5,000
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:
                
Interest earned on investments held in Trust Account
     (45,367     —    
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
                
Prepaid expenses
     53,789       —    
Accrued expenses
     86,909       5,000  
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Net cash used in operating activities
  
 
(166,491
 
 
—  
 
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Cash Flows from Financing Activities:
                
Proceeds from Issuance of Class B ordinary shares to Sponsor
     —         25,000  
Advances from related party
     3,671       —    
Payments of offering costs
     (30,000     —    
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities
  
 
(26,329
 
 
25,000
 
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Net Change in Cash
  
 
(192,820
 
 
25,000
 
Cash – Beginning
     635,542       —    
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Cash – Ending
  
$
442,722
 
 
$
25,000
 
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of the unaudited condensed financial statements.
 
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BIOPLUS ACQUISITION CORP.
NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMEMTS
MARCH 31, 2022
(Unaudited)
 
NOTE 1. DESCRIPTION OF ORGANIZATION AND BUSINESS OPERATIONS
BioPlus Acquisition Corp. (the “Company”) is a blank check company incorporated as a Cayman Islands exempted company on February 11, 2021. The Company was incorporated for the purpose of effecting a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses or entities (a “Business Combination”).
The Company is not limited to a particular industry or sector 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 March 31, 2022, the Company had not commenced any operations. All activity for the through March 31, 2022 relates to the Company’s formation, the initial public offering (“Initial Public Offering”), which is described below, and subsequent to the Initial Public Offering, identifying a target company for a Business Combination. The Company will not generate any operating revenues until after the completion of a Business Combination, at the earliest. The Company will generate
non-operating
income in the form of interest income from the proceeds derived from the Initial Public Offering.
The registration statement for the Company’s Initial Public Offering became effective on December 2, 2021. On December 7, 2021, the Company consummated the Initial Public Offering of 23,000,000 units (“Units” and, with respect to the Class A ordinary shares included in the Units being offered, the “Public Shares”), which includes the full exercise by the underwriter of its over-allotment option in the amount of 3,000,000 Units, at $10.00 per Unit, generating gross proceeds of $230,000,000 which is described in Note 3.
Simultaneously with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, the Company consummated the sale of 560,000 units (the “Placement Units”) at a price of $10.00 per Placement Unit in a private placement to BioPlus Sponsor LLC (the “Sponsor”) and Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. (“Cantor”), generating gross proceeds of $5,600,000, which is described in Note 4.
Transaction costs amounted to $14,483,021, consisting of $4,000,000 of underwriting fees, $9,800,000 of deferred underwriting fees and $683,021 of other offering costs.
Following the closing of the Initial Public Offering on December 7, 2021, an amount of $234,600,000 ($10.20 per Unit) from the net proceeds of the sale of the Public Units in the Initial Public Offering and the sale of the Placement Units 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, 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
Rule2a-7of
the Investment Company Act, as determined by the Company, until the earlier of (i) the completion of a Business Combination or (ii) the distribution of the funds in the Trust Account to the Company’s shareholders, as described below.
The Company’s management has broad discretion with respect to the specific application of the net proceeds of the Initial Public Offering and the sale of the Placement Units, although substantially all of the net proceeds are intended to be applied generally toward completing a Business Combination. Nasdaq rules require that the Business Combination must be with one or more operating businesses or assets with a fair market value equal to at least 80% of the assets held in the Trust Account (as defined below) (excluding the amount of any deferred underwriting discount held in the Trust Account and taxes payable on the income earned on the Trust Account). 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.
The Company will provide the holders of the public shares (the “Public Shareholders”) with the opportunity to redeem all or a portion of their public shares upon the completion of the Business Combination, either (i) in connection with a general meeting called to approve the Business Combination or (ii) by means of a tender offer. The decision as to whether the Company will seek shareholder approval of a Business Combination or conduct a tender offer will be made by the Company, solely in its discretion. The Public Shareholders will be entitled to redeem their Public Shares, equal to the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account, calculated as of two business days prior to the completion of the Business Combination (initially anticipated to be $10.20 per Public Share), including interest (which interest shall be net of taxes payable), divided by the number of then issued and outstanding public shares, subject to certain limitations as described in the prospectus. The
per-share
amount to be distributed to the Public Shareholders who properly redeem their shares will not be reduced by the deferred underwriting commissions the Company will pay to the underwriters (as discussed in Note 6). There will be no redemption rights upon the completion of a Business Combination with respect to the Company’s warrants.
If a shareholder vote is not required and the Company does not decide to hold a shareholder vote for business or other legal 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
 
5

BIOPLUS ACQUISITION CORP.
NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMEMTS
MARCH 31, 2022
(Unaudited)
 
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
5)
, Placement Shares (as defined in Note
4)
, and any Public Shares purchased during or after the Initial Public Offering in favor of approving a Business Combination. Additionally, each Public Shareholder may elect to redeem their 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 the Business Combination and the Company does not conduct redemptions pursuant to the tender offer rules, 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, Placement 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 allow redemption in connection with the Company’s initial Business Combination or 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 upon approval of any such amendment at aper-share price, payable in cash, equal to the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account, including interest earned on the Trust Account and not previously released to the Company to pay taxes, divided by the number of then issued and outstanding Public Shares.
The Company will have until 18 months from the closing of the Initial Public Offering to complete a Business Combination (the “Combination Period”). However, if the Company has not completed a Business Combination within the Combination Period, the Company will (i) cease all operations except for the purpose of winding up, (ii) as promptly as reasonably possible but not more than ten business days thereafter, redeem 100% of the Public Shares, at aper-share price, payable in cash, equal to the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account, including interest earned and not previously released to the Company to pay taxes, if any (less up to $100,000 of interest to pay dissolution expenses), divided by the number of then issued and outstanding Public Shares, which redemption will completely extinguish the rights of the Public Shareholders as shareholders (including the right to receive further liquidating distributions, if any), and (iii) as promptly as reasonably possible following such redemption, subject to the approval of the Company’s remaining Public Shareholders and its Board of Directors, liquidate and dissolve, subject in each case to the Company’s obligations under Cayman Islands law to provide for claims of creditors and the requirements of other applicable law. There will be no redemption rights or liquidating distributions with respect to the Company’s warrants, which will expire worthless if the Company fails to complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period.
The Sponsor has agreed to waive its rights to liquidating distributions from the Trust Account with respect to the Founder Shares and Placement Shares it will receive if the Company fails to complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period. However, if the Sponsor or any of its respective affiliates acquire Public Shares, such Public Shares will be entitled to liquidating distributions from the Trust Account if the Company fails to complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period. The underwriters have agreed to waive their rights to their deferred underwriting commission (see Note 6) held in the Trust Account in the event the Company does not complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period, and in such event, such amounts will be included with the other funds held in the Trust Account that will be available to fund the redemption of the Public Shares. In the event of such distribution, it is possible that the per share value of the assets remaining available for distribution will be less than the Initial Public Offering price per Unit ($10.00).
In order to protect the amounts held in the Trust Account, the Sponsor has agreed that it will be liable to the Company if and to the extent any claims by a third party (other than the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm) for services rendered or products sold to the Company, or a prospective target business with which the Company has discussed entering into a transaction agreement, reduce the amount of funds in the Trust Account to below the lesser of (1) $10.00 per Public Share and (2) the actual amount per Public Share held in the Trust Account as of the date of the liquidation of the Trust Account, if less than $10.10 per Public Share, due to reductions in the value of trust assets, in each case net of the interest that may be withdrawn to pay taxes. This liability will not apply to any claims by a third party who executed a waiver of any and all rights to seek access to the Trust Account and as 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”). In the event that an executed waiver is deemed to be unenforceable against a third party, the Sponsor will not be responsible to the extent of any liability for such third-party claims. The Company will seek to reduce the possibility that the Sponsor will have to indemnify the Trust Account due to claims of creditors by endeavoring to have all vendors, service providers (other than the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm), prospective target businesses or other entities with which the Company does business, execute agreements with the Company waiving any right, title, interest or claim of any kind in or to monies held in the Trust Account.
 
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BIOPLUS ACQUISITION CORP.
NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMEMTS
MARCH 31,
2022
(Unaudited)
 
NOTE 2. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES
Basis of Presentation
The accompanying unaudited condensed financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) for interim financial information and in accordance with the instructions to Form
10-Q
and Article 8 of Regulation
S-X
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 Annual Report on Form
10-K
for the period ended December 31, 2021, as filed with the SEC on March 9, 2022. The interim results for the three months ended March 31, 2022 are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the year ending December 31, 2022 or for any future periods.
Emerging Growth Company
The Company is an “emerging growth company,” as defined in Section 2(a) of the Securities Act, as modified by the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012 (the “JOBS Act”), and it may take advantage of certain exemptions from various reporting requirements that are applicable to other public companies that are not emerging growth companies including, but not limited to, not being required to comply with the auditor attestation requirements of Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, reduced disclosure obligations regarding executive compensation in its periodic reports and proxy statements, and exemptions from the requirements of holding a nonbinding advisory vote on executive compensation and shareholder approval of any golden parachute payments not previously approved.
Further, Section 102(b)(1) of the JOBS Act exempts emerging growth companies from being required to comply with new or revised financial accounting standards until private companies (that is, those that have not had a Securities Act registration statement declared effective or do not have a class of securities registered under the Exchange Act) are required to comply with the new or revised financial accounting standards. The JOBS Act provides that a company can elect to opt out of the extended transition period and comply with the requirements that apply to
non-emerging
growth companies but any such election to opt out is irrevocable. The Company has elected not to opt out of such extended transition period which means that when a standard is issued or revised and it has different application dates for public or private companies, the Company, as an emerging growth company, can adopt the new or revised standard at the time private companies adopt the new or revised standard. This may make comparison of the Company’s condensed financial statements with another public company which is neither an emerging growth company nor an emerging growth company which has opted out of using the extended transition period difficult or impossible because of the potential differences in accounting standards used.
Use of Estimates
The preparation of the condensed financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the condensed financial statements.
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 condensed financial statements, which management considered in formulating its estimate, could change in the near term due to one or more future confirming events. Accordingly, the actual results could differ significantly from those estimates.
Cash and Cash Equivalents
The Company considers all short-term investments with an original maturity of three months or less when purchased to be cash equivalents. The Company did not have any cash equivalents at March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021.
Investments Held in Trust Account 
At March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, substantially all of the assets held in the Trust Account were held in U.S. Treasury bills and money market funds, which primarily invest in U.S. Treasury securities. The Company presents its investments in treasury securities on the balance sheet at amortized cost and adjusted for the amortization or accretion of premiums or discounts. The Company presents its investments in money market funds 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 these securities is included in interest income in the accompanying statements of operations. The estimated fair value of investments held in the Trust Account are determined using available market information.
 
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BIOPLUS ACQUISITION CORP.
NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMEMTS
MARCH 31,
2022
(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 Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 480, “Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity.” Class A ordinary shares subject to mandatory redemption are classified as a liability instrument and are measured at fair value. Conditionally redeemable ordinary shares (including ordinary shares that features redemption rights that is either within the control of the holder or subject to redemption upon the occurrence of uncertain events not solely within the Company’s control) is classified as temporary equity. At all other times, ordinary shares are classified as shareholders’ deficit. The Company’s Class A ordinary shares features certain redemption rights that are considered to be outside of the Company’s control and subject to occurrence of uncertain future events. Accordingly, at March 31,
2022
and December 31, 2021, Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption are presented at redemption value as temporary equity, outside of the shareholders’ deficit 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 Class A ordinary shares equal the redemption value at the end of each reporting period. Increases or decreases in the carrying amount of redeemable Class A ordinary shares are affected by charges against additional paid in capital and accumulated deficit.
At March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, the Class A ordinary shares reflected in the condensed balance sheets are reconciled in the following table:
 
Gross proceeds
   $ 230,000,000  
Less:
        
Proceeds allocated to Public Warrants
     (10,810,000
Class A ordinary shares issuance costs
     (14,483,021
Plus:
        
Accretion of carrying value to redemption value
     29,893,021  
    
 
 
 
Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption
  
$
234,600,000
 
    
 
 
 
Offering Costs
Offering costs consist of underwriting, legal, accounting and other expenses incurred through the Initial Public Offering that are directly related to the Initial Public Offering. Offering costs are allocated to the separable financial instruments issued in the Initial Public Offering based on a relative fair value basis, compared to total proceeds received. Offering costs amounted to $14,483,021,
which were charged to temporary equity upon the completion of the Initial Public Offering. The Company classifies deferred underwriting commissions as non-current liabilities as their liquidation is not reasonably expected to require the use of current assets or require the creation of current liabilities. 
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 condensed financial statements 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 March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, 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’s management does not expect that the total amount of unrecognized tax benefits will materially change for the next twelve months.
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.
Net 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 has two classes of ordinary shares, which are referred to as Class A ordinary shares and Class B ordinary shares. Income and losses are shared pro rata between the two classes of 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. Accretion associated with the redeemable shares of Class A ordinary shares is excluded from net income loss) per ordinary share as the redemption value approximates fair value. Accretion associated with the redeemable shares of Class A ordinary shares is excluded from earnings per share as the redemption value approximates fair value.
 
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BIOPLUS ACQUISITION CORP.
NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMEMTS
MARCH 31,
2022
(Unaudited)
 
The calculation of diluted income (loss) per share does not consider the effect of the warrants issued in connection with the (i) Initial Public Offering, and (ii) the private placement (iii) the sponsor promissory loan, since the exercise of the warrants and the conversion of the sponsor loan is contingent upon the occurrence of future events. The warrants are exercisable to purchase 11,780,000 Class A ordinary shares in the aggregate. The sponsor loan is convertible into 500,000 units, consisting of 500,000 Class A ordinary shares and 250,000 warrants. As of March 31, 2022 and 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 loss per ordinary share is the same as basic net loss per ordinary share for the periods presented.
The following table reflects the calculation of basic and diluted net loss per ordinary share (in dollars, except per share amounts):
 
 
  
For the Three Months
Ended March 31, 2022
 
  
For the Period from
February 11, 2021
(inception) through
March 31, 2021
 
 
  
Class A
 
  
Class B
 
  
Class A
 
  
Class B
 
Basic and diluted net income per ordinary share
  
  
  
  
Numerator:
  
  
  
  
Allocation of net loss, as adjusted
   $ (210,458    $ (51,364    $         $ (5,000
Denominator:
                                  
Basic and diluted weighted average shares outstanding
     23,560,000        5,750,000                  5,000,000  
Basic and diluted net loss per ordinary share
   $ (0.01    $ (0.01    $         $ (0.00
Concentration of Credit Risk
Financial instruments that potentially subject the Company to concentrations of credit risk consist of a cash account in a financial institution, which, at times may exceed the Federal Depository Insurance Corporation coverage limit of $250,000.
The Company has not experienced losses on this account and management believes the Company is not exposed to significant risks on such accounts as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021. 
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.
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).
Recent Accounting Standards
Management does not believe that any recently issued, but not yet effective, accounting standards, if currently adopted, would have a material effect on the Company’s condensed financial statements.
 
NOTE 3. PUBLIC OFFERING
Pursuant to the Initial Public Offering, the Company sold 23,000,000 Units, which includes a full exercise by the underwriters of their over-allotment option in the amount of 3,000,000 Units, at a purchase price of $10.00 per Unit. Each Unit consists of one Class A ordinary share and
one-half
of one redeemable warrant (“Public Warrant”). Each whole Public Warrant entitles the holder to purchase one Class A ordinary share at an exercise price of $11.50 per whole share (see Note 7).
 
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BIOPLUS ACQUISITION CORP.
NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMEMTS
MARCH 31,
2022
(Unaudited)
 
NOTE 4. PRIVATE PLACEMENT

Simultaneously with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, the Sponsor and Cantor purchased an aggregate of 560,000 Placement Units at a price of $10.00 per Placement Unit, for an aggregate purchase price of $5,600,000 in a private placement. The Sponsor purchased 380,000 Placement Units and Cantor purchased 180,000 Placement Units. Each Private Placement Unit consists of one share of Class A ordinary share (“Placement Share”) and
one-half
of one redeemable warrant (“Placement Warrant”). Each whole Placement Warrant is exercisable to purchase one Class A ordinary share at a price of $11.50 per share, subject to adjustment (see Note 7). A portion of the proceeds from the Placement Units was added to the proceeds from the Initial Public Offering held in the Trust Account. If the Company does not complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period, the proceeds from the sale of the Placement Units will be used to fund the redemption of the Public Shares (subject to the requirements of applicable law) and the Placement Units, Placement Shares, and Placement Warrants will expire worthless.
NOTE 5. RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS
Founder Shares
On March 18, 2021, the Sponsor purchased 6,325,000 shares (the “Founder Shares”) of the Company’s Class B ordinary shares for an aggregate price of $25,000. On November 6, 2021, the Sponsor forfeited an aggregate of 1,150,000 shares of Class B ordinary shares. In December 2021, the Company effected a 0.111 for 1 share dividend for each Class B ordinary share outstanding, resulting in the initial shareholders holding an aggregate of 5,750,000 Founder Shares.
The Sponsor has agreed, subject to limited exceptions, not to transfer, assign or sell any of the Founder Shares until the earliest of (A) one year after the completion of a Business Combination and (B) subsequent to a Business Combination, (x) if the closing price of the Class A ordinary shares equals or exceeds $12.00 per share (as adjusted for share
sub-divisions,
share dividends, 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, or (y) the date on which the Company completes a liquidation, merger, share exchange or other similar transaction that results in all of the Public Shareholders having the right to exchange their Class A ordinary shares for cash, securities or other property.
Sponsor Loan
T
he Sponsor loaned the Company $5,000,000 (the “Sponsor Loan”) as of the closing date of the Initial Public Offering. The Sponsor Loan will bear no interest. The proceeds of the Sponsor Loan were deposited into the Trust Account to be used to fund the redemption of the Public Shares (subject to the requirements of applicable law). The Sponsor Loan shall be repaid or converted into Sponsor Loan units at a conversion price of $10.00 per unit, at the discretion of the Company, only upon consummation of the Business Combination. The Sponsor Loan units would be identical to the Placement Units sold in the Initial Public Offering. The Sponsor Loan is being extended in order to ensure that the amount in the trust account is $10.20 per Public Share. If the Company does not consummate an initial Business Combination, the Company will not repay the Sponsor Loan and its proceeds will be distributed to the Public Shareholders. The Sponsor has waived any claims against the Trust Account in connection with the Sponsor Loan. The conversion feature was analyzed under
ASC470-20,
“Debt with Conversion or Other Options”, the note did not include any premium or discounts. The conversion option did not include elements that would require bifurcation under
ASC815-40,
“Derivatives and Hedging”.
Administrative Support Agreement
The Company entered into an agreement, commencing on December 2, 2021 through the earlier of the Company’s completion of a Business Combination and its liquidation, to pay an affiliate of the Sponsor a total of $20,000 per month for office space, utilities and secretarial and administrative support services. For the three months ended March 31, 2022, the Company incurred $60,000 in fees for these services, of which 40,000 is included in accrued expenses in the accompanying condensed balance sheets. For the period from February 11, 2021 (inception) through March 31, 2021, the Company did not incur any fess for these services.
Advances from Related Party 
During the quarter ended March 31, 2022, the Sponsor paid operating expenses on behalf of the Company. These amounts are reflected on the condensed balance sheets as advances from Sponsor. The advances are non-interest bearing and are payable on demand. At March 31, 2022 the Company had advances owed to the Sponsor in the amount of
 $3,671.
 
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BIOPLUS ACQUISITION CORP.
NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMEMTS
MARCH 31, 2022
(Unaudited)
 
Promissory Note — Related Party
On March 18, 2021, the Company issued an unsecured promissory note (the “Promissory Note”) to the Sponsor, pursuant to which the Company could borrow up to an aggregate principal amount of $300,000.
The Promissory Note is non-interest bearing and payable on the earlier of September 30, 2021 or the completion of the Initial Public Offering. As of December 31, 2021, all amounts were paid off. Further drawdowns on the Promissory Note are not permitted. 
Related Party Loans
In order to finance transaction costs in connection with a Business Combination, the Sponsor or an affiliate of the Sponsor, or certain of the Company’s officers and directors may, but are not obligated to, loan the Company funds as may be required (“Working Capital Loans”). If the Company completes a Business Combination, the Company would repay the Working Capital Loans out of the proceeds of the Trust Account released to the Company. Otherwise, the Working Capital Loans would be repaid only out of funds held outside the Trust Account. In the event that a Business Combination does not close, the Company may use a portion of 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 completion 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 Units of the post-Business Combination entity at a price of $10.00 per Unit. The Units would be identical to the Private Placement Units. As of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, the Company had no outstanding borrowings under the Working Capital Loans.
NOTE 6. COMMITMENTS AND CONTIGENTS
Risks and Uncertainties
Management continues to evaluate the
COVID-19
global 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 these condensed financial statements. The condensed financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty.
In February 2022, the Russian Federation and Belarus commenced a military action with the country of Ukraine. As a result of this action, various nations, including the United States, have instituted economic sanctions against the Russian Federation and Belarus. Further, the impact of this action and related sanctions on the world economy are not determinable as of the date of these unaudited condensed financial statements and the specific impact on the Company’s financial condition, results of operations, and cash flows is also not determinable as of the date of these unaudited condensed financial statements.
Registration Rights
Pursuant to a registration rights agreement entered into on December 2, 2021, the holders of the Founder Shares, Placement Units (including securities contained therein) and any Units (including securities contained therein) that may be issued upon conversion of Working Capital Loans, and any Class A ordinary shares issuable upon the exercise of the Placement Warrants and any Class A ordinary shares and warrants (and underlying Class A ordinary shares) that may be issued upon conversion of the units issued as part of the Working Capital Loans and Class A ordinary shares issuable upon conversion of the Founder Shares are entitled to registration rights. The holders of the majority of these securities will be 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. 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 underwriters were entitled to a cash underwriting discount of $0.20 per Unit, or $4,000,000 in the aggregate, which was paid upon the closing of the Initial Public Offering. In addition, the underwriters are entitled to a deferred fee of (i) $0.40 per Unit of the gross proceeds of the initial 20,000,000 Units sold in the Initial Public Offering, or $8,000,000 in the aggregate, and (ii) $0.60 per Unit of the gross proceeds from the Units sold pursuant to the over-allotment option, or $1,800,000. 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.
NOTE 7. SHAREHOLDERS’ DEFICIT
Preference Shares —
The Company is authorized to issue 5,000,000 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 March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, there were no preference shares issued or outstanding.
 
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BIOPLUS ACQUISITION CORP.
NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMEMTS
MARCH 31, 2022
(Unaudited)
 
Class
 A Ordinary Shares —
The Company is authorized to issue 500,000,000 Class A ordinary shares, with a par value of $0.0001 per share. Holders of Class A ordinary shares are entitled to one vote for each share. At March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, there were 560,000 Class A ordinary shares issued and outstanding, excluding 23,000,000 Class A ordinary shares subject to redemption which are included in temporary equity.
Class
 B Ordinary Shares —
The Company is authorized to issue 50,000,000 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 March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, there were 5,750,000 Class B ordinary shares issued and outstanding.
Holders of Class A ordinary shares and Class B ordinary shares will vote together as a single class on all other matters submitted to a vote of shareholders, except as required by law.
The Class B ordinary shares will automatically convert into Class A ordinary shares at the time of a Business Combination on a
one-for-one
basis (subject to adjustment). In the case that additional Class A ordinary shares, or equity-linked securities, are issued or deemed issued in excess of the amounts offered in the Initial Public Offering and related to the closing of a 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 outstanding Class B ordinary shares agree to waive such 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, on an
as-converted
basis, 20% of the sum of the total number of all ordinary shares outstanding upon completion of this offering (excluding the Private Placement Units and underlying securities) plus all Class A ordinary shares and equity-linked securities issued or deemed issued in connection with a Business Combination (excluding any shares or equity-linked securities issued, or to be issued, to any seller in a Business Combination, any private placement-equivalent warrants issued to the Sponsor or its affiliates upon conversion of loans made to the Company).
Warrants
— As of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, there are 11,500,000 Public Warrants issued and 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 on the later of (a) 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 warrant and will have no obligation to settle such 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, or a valid exemption from registration is available. No warrant will be exercisable and the Company will not be obligated to issue a Class A ordinary share upon exercise of a warrant unless the Class A ordinary share issuable upon such warrant exercise has been registered, qualified or deemed to be exempt under the securities laws of the state of residence of the registered holder of the warrants. The Company has agreed that as soon as practicable, but in no event later than 15 business days, after the closing of a Business Combination, it will use its best efforts to file with the SEC a registration statement covering the Class A ordinary shares issuable upon exercise of the warrants, to cause such registration statement to become effective and to maintain a current prospectus relating to those Class A ordinary shares until the warrants expire or are redeemed, as specified in the warrant agreement. If a registration statement covering the Class A ordinary shares issuable upon exercise of the warrants is not effective by the 60th business day after the closing of a Business Combination, warrant holders may, until such time as there is an effective registration statement and during any period when the Company will have failed to maintain an effective registration statement, exercise warrants on a “cashless basis” in accordance with Section 3(a)(9) of the Securities Act or another exemption. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if a registration statement covering the Class A ordinary shares issuable upon exercise of the warrants is not effective within a specified period following the completion of a Business Combination, warrant holders may, until such time as there is an effective registration statement and during any period when the Company shall have failed to maintain an effective registration statement, exercise warrants on a cashless basis pursuant to the exemption provided by Section 3(a)(9) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Securities Act, provided that such exemption is available. If that exemption, or another exemption, is not available, holders will not be able to exercise their warrants on a cashless basis.
Once the warrants become exercisable, the Company may redeem the 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 given after the warrants become exercisable to each warrant holder; and
 
   
if, and only if, the reported last sale price of the Class A ordinary shares equals or exceeds $18.00 per share (as adjusted for share
sub-divisions,
share dividends, reorganizations, recapitalizations and the like) for any 20 trading days within a
30-trading
day period commencing once the warrants become exercisable and ending three business days before the Company sends the notice of redemption to the warrant holders.
 
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BIOPLUS ACQUISITION CORP.
NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMEMTS
MARCH 31, 2022
(Unaudited)
 
If and when the warrants become redeemable by the Company, the Company may not exercise its redemption right if the issuance of ordinary 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.
If the Company calls the Public Warrants for redemption, as described above, management will have the option to require any holder that wishes to exercise the Public Warrants to do so on a “cashless basis,” as described in the warrant agreement. The exercise price and number of ordinary shares issuable upon exercise of the Public Warrants may be adjusted in certain circumstances including in the event of a share dividend, extraordinary dividend or recapitalization, reorganization, merger or consolidation. However, except as described below, the Public Warrants will not be adjusted for issuances of ordinary shares at a price below its exercise price. Additionally, in no event will the Company be required to net cash settle the Public Warrants. If the Company is unable to complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period and the Company liquidates the funds held in the Trust Account, holders of Public Warrants will not receive any of such funds with respect to their Public Warrants, nor will they receive any distribution from the Company’s assets held outside of the Trust Account with respect to such Public Warrants. Accordingly, the Public Warrants may expire worthless.
In addition, if (x) the Company issues additional Class A ordinary shares or equity-linked securities for capital raising purposes in connection with the closing of a Business Combination at an issue price or effective issue price of less than $9.20 per Class A ordinary share (with such issue price or effective issue price to be determined in good faith by the Company’s board of directors and, in the case of any such issuance to the Sponsor or its affiliates, without taking into account any Founder Shares held by the Sponsor or such affiliates, as applicable, prior to such issuance) (the “Newly Issued Price”), (y) the aggregate gross proceeds from such issuances represent more than 60% of the total equity proceeds, and interest thereon, available for the funding of a Business Combination on the date of the completion 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 completes 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, and 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.
As of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, there are 280,000 Placement Warrants issued and outstanding. The Placement Warrants are identical to the Public Warrants underlying the Units sold in the Initial Public Offering, except that the Private Placement Warrants and the Class A ordinary shares issuable upon the exercise of the Private Placement Warrants will not be transferable, assignable or salable until 30 days after the completion of a Business Combination, subject to certain limited exceptions.
NOTE 8. FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENTS
The fair value of the Company’s financial assets and liabilities reflects management’s estimate of amounts that the Company would have received in connection with the sale of the assets or paid in connection with the transfer of the liabilities in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. In connection with measuring the fair value of its assets and liabilities, the Company seeks to maximize the use of observable inputs (market data obtained from independent sources) and to minimize the use of unobservable inputs (internal assumptions about how market participants would price assets and liabilities). The following fair value hierarchy is used to classify assets and liabilities based on the observable inputs and unobservable inputs used in order to value the assets and liabilities:
 
Level 1:   Quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities. An active market for an asset or liability is a market in which transactions for the asset or liability occur with sufficient frequency and volume to provide pricing information on an ongoing basis.
   
Level 2:     Observable inputs other than Level 1 inputs. Examples of Level 2 inputs include quoted prices in active markets for similar assets or liabilities and quoted prices for identical assets or liabilities in markets that are not active.
   
Level 3:   Unobservable inputs based on our assessment of the assumptions that market participants would use in pricing the asset or liability.
 
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BIOPLUS ACQUISITION CORP.
NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMEMTS
MARCH 31, 2022
(Unaudited)
 
The Company classifies its U.S. Treasury and equivalent securities as
held-to-maturity
in accordance with ASC Topic
320
, “Investments—Debt and Equity Securities.”
Held-to-maturity
securities are those
securities
which the Company has the ability and intent to hold until maturity.
Held-to-maturity
treasury securities are recorded at amortized cost on the accompanying condensed balance sheets and adjusted for the amortization or accretion of premiums or discounts.
At March 31, 2022, assets held in the Trust Account includes $855 in cash and $117,340,902 in U.S. Treasury Bills at amortized cost and $117,312,305 in money market funds which are invested primarily in U.S. Treasury Securities. At December 31, 2021, assets held in the Trust Account includes $855 in cash and $117,307,347 in U.S. Treasury Bills at amortized cost and $117,300,493 in money market funds which are invested primarily in U.S. Treasury Securities. During the three months ended March 31, 2022, the Company did not withdraw any interest income from the Trust Account.
The following table presents information about the Company’s assets that are measured at fair value on a recurring basis at March 31, 2022 and indicates the fair value hierarchy of the valuation inputs the Company utilized to determine such fair value. The gross holding gains and fair value of
held-to-maturity
securities at March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021 are as follows:
 
                                 
    
Held-To-Maturity
  
Level
  
Amortized
Cost
    
Gross
Holding
Gain (loss)
    
Fair Value
 
March 31, 2022
  
U.S. Treasury Securities (Mature on 06/09/2022)
  
1
  
$
117,340,902
 
  
$
(58,406
  
$
117,282,496
 
March 31, 2022     
  
Money market funds which are invested primarily in U.S. Treasury Securities
  
1
  
$
117,312,305
 
  
$
—  
 
  
$
117,312,305
 
 
                                 
    
Held-To-Maturity
  
Level
  
Amortized
Cost
    
Gross
Holding
Gain (loss) 
    
Fair Value
 
December 31, 2021
  
U.S. Treasury Securities (Mature on 06/09/2022)
  
1
  
$
117,307,347
 
  
$
3,317
 
  
$
117,310,664
 
December 31, 2021    
  
Money market funds which are invested primarily in U.S. Treasury Securities
  
1
  
$
117,300,493
 
  
$
—  
 
  
$
117,300,493
 
NOTE 9. SUBSEQUENT EVENTS
The Company evaluated subsequent events and transactions that occurred after the condensed balance sheets date up to the date that the Unaudited 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 Unaudited 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 BioPlus Acquisition Corp. References to our “management” or our “management team” refer to our officers and directors, references to the “Sponsor” refer to BioPlus Sponsor LLC. The following discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operations should be read in conjunction with the financial statements and the notes thereto contained elsewhere in this Quarterly Report. Certain information contained in the discussion and analysis set forth below includes forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties.
Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This Quarterly Report includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”) that are not historical facts, and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expected and projected. All statements, other than statements of historical fact included in this Quarterly Report including, without limitation, statements in this “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” regarding the Company’s financial position, business strategy and the plans and objectives of management for future operations, are forward-looking statements. Words such as “expect,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “estimate,” “seek” and variations and similar words and expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements relate to future events or future performance, but reflect management’s current beliefs, based on information currently available. A number of factors could cause actual events, performance or results to differ materially from the events, performance and results discussed in the forward-looking statements. For information identifying important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements, please refer to the Risk Factors section of the Company’s final prospectus for its Initial Public Offering filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). The Company’s securities filings can be accessed on the EDGAR section of the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Except as expressly required by applicable securities law, the Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
Overview
We are a blank check company incorporated in the Cayman Islands on February 11, 2021 for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar Business Combination with one or more target businesses. We intend to effectuate our initial Business Combination using cash from the proceeds of our Initial Public Offering and the concurrent private placement, the proceeds of the sale of our shares in connection with our initial Business Combination, shares issued to the owners of the target, debt issued to bank or other lenders or the owners of the target, or a combination of the foregoing.
We expect to continue to incur significant costs in the pursuit of our acquisition plans. We cannot assure you that our plans to complete a Business Combination will be successful.
Results of Operations
We have neither engaged in any operations nor generated any revenues to date. Our only activities through March 31, 2022 were organizational activities, those necessary to prepare for the Initial Public Offering, described below, and 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.
 
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For the three months period ended March 31, 2022, we had net loss of $261,822, which consisted of formation and operating costs of $307,189, offset by interest earned on investments held in the Trust Account of $45,367.
For the period from February 11, 2021 (inception) through March 31, 2021, we had net loss of $5,000, which consisted of formation and operating costs of $5,000.
Liquidity and Capital Resources
On December 7, 2021, we consummated the Initial Public Offering of 23,000,000 Units, which includes the full exercise by the underwriter of its over-allotment option in the amount of 3,000,000 Units, at $10.00 per Unit, generating gross proceeds of $230,000,000. Simultaneously with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, we consummated the sale of 560,000 Placement Units at a price of $10.000 per Placement Unit in a private placement to the Sponsor and Cantor, generating gross proceeds of $5,600,000.
Following the Initial Public Offering, the full exercise of the over-allotment option, and the sale of the Placement Units, a total of $234,600,000 was placed in the Trust Account. We incurred $14,483,021 in Initial Public Offering related costs, including $4,000,000 of underwriting fees and $683,021 of other offering costs.
For the three months ended March 31, 2022, cash used in operating activities was $166,491. Net loss of $261,822 was affected by interest earned on investments held in the Trust Account of $45,367. Changes in operating assets and liabilities used $140,698 of cash for operating activities.
For the period from February 11, 2021 (inception) through March 31, 2021, there were no cash flows from operating activities, we had net loss of $5,000, which was offset by the change in operating assets and liabilities of $5,000.
As of March 31, 2022, we had investments held in the Trust Account of $234,654,062 (including approximately $54,062 of interest income) consisting of U.S. Treasury Bills with a maturity of 185 days less and or money market funds investing solely in U.S. government treasury obligations and meeting certain conditions under Rule
2a-7
under the Investment Company Act. 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 March 31, 2022, we had cash of $442,722. We intend to use the funds held outside the Trust Account primarily to identify and evaluate target businesses, perform business due diligence on prospective target businesses, travel to and from the offices, plants or similar locations of prospective target businesses or their representatives or owners, review corporate documents and material agreements of prospective target businesses, and structure, negotiate and complete 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 Working Capital Loans may be convertible into Units of the post-Business Combination entity at a price of $10.00 per Unit. The Units would be identical to the Private Placement Units.
We do not believe we will need to raise additional funds in order to meet the expenditures required for operating our business. However, if our estimate of the costs of identifying a target business, undertaking
in-depth
due diligence and negotiating a Business Combination are less than the actual amount necessary to do so, we may have insufficient funds available to operate our business prior to our Business Combination. Moreover, we may need to obtain additional financing either to complete our Business Combination or because we become obligated to redeem a significant number of our Public Shares upon consummation of our Business Combination, in which case we may issue additional securities or incur debt in connection with such Business Combination.
 
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Off-Balance
Sheet Financing Arrangements
We have no obligations, assets or liabilities, which would be considered
off-balance
sheet arrangements as of March 31, 2022. We do not participate in transactions that create relationships with unconsolidated entities or financial partnerships, often referred to as variable interest entities, which would have been established for the purpose of facilitating
off-balance
sheet arrangements. We have not entered into any
off-balance
sheet financing arrangements, established any special purpose entities, guaranteed any debt or commitments of other entities, or purchased any
non-financial
assets.
Contractual Obligations
We do not have any long-term debt, capital lease obligations, operating lease obligations or long-term liabilities, other than an agreement, to pay an affiliate of the Sponsor a total of $20,000 per month for office space, utilities and secretarial and administrative support services. We began incurring these fees on December 2, 2021 and will continue to incur these fees monthly until the earlier of the completion of the Business Combination and our liquidation.
The underwriters were entitled to a cash underwriting discount of $0.20 per Unit, or $4,000,000 in the aggregate, which was paid upon the closing of the Initial Public Offering. In addition, the underwriters are entitled to a deferred fee of (i) $0.40 per Unit of the gross proceeds of the initial 20,000,000 Units sold in the Initial Public Offering, or $8,000,000 in the aggregate, and (ii) $0.60 per Unit of the gross proceeds from the Units sold pursuant to the over-allotment option, or $1,800,000. 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.
Critical Accounting Policies
The preparation of 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:
Class A Ordinary Shares Subject to Possible Redemption
We account for our ordinary shares subject to possible conversion in accordance with the guidance in Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 480 “Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity.” Ordinary shares subject to mandatory redemption are classified as a liability instrument and 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 our control) are 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, ordinary shares subject to possible redemption are presented at redemption value as temporary equity, outside of the shareholders’ (deficit) equity section of our balance sheet.
Net Loss Per Ordinary Share
We have two classes of shares, which are referred to as Class A ordinary shares and Class B ordinary shares. Income and losses are shared pro rata between the two classes of shares. Net income (loss) per ordinary share is calculated by dividing the net income (loss) by the weighted average shares of ordinary shares outstanding for the respective period. Accretion associated with the redeemable shares of Class A ordinary shares is excluded from the earnings per share as the redemption value approximates fair value.
Recent Accounting Standards
Management does not believe that any recently issued, but not yet effective, accounting standards, if currently adopted, would have a material effect on our financial statements.
 
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ITEM 3. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK
Not required for smaller reporting companies.
ITEM 4. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES
Disclosure controls and procedures are controls and other procedures that are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed in our reports filed or submitted under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms. Disclosure controls and procedures include, without limitation, controls and procedures designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed in our reports filed or submitted under the Exchange Act is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.
Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures
As required by Rules
13a-15
and
15d-15
under the Exchange Act, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer carried out an evaluation of the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures as of March 31, 2022. Based upon their evaluation, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rules
13a-15
(e) and
15d-15
(e) under the Exchange Act) were effective.
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 March 31, 2022 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.
 
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PART
II-OTHER
INFORMATION
ITEM 1. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS.
None.
ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS.
Factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those in this Quarterly Report are any of the risks described in our final prospectus for our Initial Public Offering filed with the SEC and our annual report on Form
10-K
filed with the SEC on March 11, 2022. Any of these factors could result in a significant or material adverse effect on our results of operations or financial condition. Additional risk factors not presently known to us or that we currently deem immaterial may also impair our business or results of operations. As of the date of this Quarterly Report, there have been no material changes to the risk factors disclosed in our final prospectus for our Initial Public Offering filed with the SEC and our quarterly report on Form
10-K
filed with the SEC on March 11, 2022.
Changes in laws or regulations or in how such laws or regulations are interpreted or applied, or a failure to comply with any laws, regulations, interpretations or applications, may adversely affect our business, including our ability to negotiate and complete our initial business combination.
We are subject to the laws and regulations, and interpretations and applications of such laws and regulations, of national, regional, state and local governments and applicable non-U.S. jurisdictions. In particular, our consummation of a business combination may be contingent upon our ability to comply with certain laws, regulations, interpretations and applications, and any post-business combination company may be subject to additional laws, regulations, interpretations and applications. Compliance with the foregoing may be difficult, time consuming and costly. Laws and regulations and their interpretation and application may also change from time to time, and those changes could have a material adverse effect on our business, including our ability to negotiate and complete an initial business combination. A failure to comply with applicable laws or regulations, as interpreted and applied, could have a material adverse effect on our business, including our ability to negotiate and complete an initial business combination.
On March 30, 2022, the SEC issued proposed rules relating to, among other items, disclosures in business combination transactions involving SPACs and private operating companies; the financial statement requirements applicable to transactions involving shell companies; the use of projections in SEC filings in connection with proposed business combination transactions; the potential liability of certain participants in proposed business combination transactions; and the extent to which SPACs could become subject to regulation under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, including a proposed rule that would provide SPACs a safe harbor from treatment as an investment company if they satisfy certain conditions that limit a SPAC’s duration, asset composition, business purpose and activities. These rules, if adopted, whether in the form proposed or in a revised form, may increase the costs of and the time needed to negotiate and complete an initial business combination, and may constrain the circumstances under which we could complete an initial business combination
Our search for a business combination, and any target business with which we ultimately consummate a business combination, may be materially adversely affected by the recent outbreak of hostilities between the Russian Federation and Ukraine.
In February 2022, the Russian Federation launched a military campaign against Ukraine. In response to these actions, the United States, the European Union and other governmental authorities have imposed a series of sanctions and penalties upon Russia and certain of its political and business leaders, and may impose additional sanctions and penalties, which restrict the ability of companies throughout the world to do business with Russia. In addition, a number of companies throughout the world who were not directly restricted by those sanctions have voluntarily elected to cease doing business with companies affiliated with Russia and it is anticipated that Russia will retaliate with its own restrictions and sanctions. It is expected that these events will have an impact upon, among other things, financial markets for the foreseeable future and may lead to increased and price volatility for publicly traded securities, including ours. If the disruptions caused by these events continue for an extended period of time, our ability to search for a business combination or finance such business combination, and the business, operations and financial performance of any target business with which we ultimately consummate a business combination, may be materially adversely affected.
Recent increases in inflation in the United States and elsewhere could make it more difficult for us to consummate a business combination
Recent increases in inflation in the United States and elsewhere may be leading to increased price volatility for publicly traded securities, including ours, and may lead to other national, regional and international economic disruptions, any of which could make it more difficult for us to consummate a business combination.
ITEM 2. UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES AND USE OF PROCEEDS.
On December 7, 2021, we consummated our Initial Public Offering of 23,000,000 Units, including 3,000,000 Units issued pursuant to the exercise of the underwriters’ over-allotment option in full. Each Unit consists of one Public Share and
one-half
of one redeemable warrant (the “Public Warrants”), with each whole Public Warrant entitling the holder thereof to purchase one Public Share for $11.50 per share. The Units were sold at a price of $10.00 per unit, generating gross proceeds to the Company of $230,000,000.
On December 7, 2021, simultaneously with the consummation of our Initial Public Offering, we completed the private placement of an aggregate of 560,000 Placement Units. 380,000 of the Placement Units were sold to our Sponsor and 180,000 Placement Units were sold to Cantor at a purchase price of $10.00 per Placement Unit, generating gross proceeds to us of $5,600,000.
A total of $234,600,000 of the proceeds from our Initial Public Offering (which amount includes $9,800,000 of the underwriters’ deferred discount) and the sale of the Placement Units, was placed in a U.S.-based Trust Account, maintained by Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, acting as trustee. The proceeds held in the Trust Account may be invested by the trustee only in U.S. government securities with a maturity of 185 days or less or in money market funds investing solely in U.S. government treasury obligations and meeting certain conditions under Rule
2a-7
under the Investment Company Act.
ITEM 3. DEFAULTS UPON SENIOR SECURITIES.
None.
ITEM 4. MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES.
Not applicable.
ITEM 5. OTHER INFORMATION.
None.
 
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ITEM 6. EXHIBITS.
The following exhibits are filed as part of, or incorporated by reference into, this Quarterly Report on Form
10-Q.
 
No.
  
Description of Exhibit
  31.1*    Certification of Principal Executive Officer Pursuant to Securities Exchange Act Rules 13a-14(a) and 15(d)-14(a), as adopted Pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
  31.2*    Certification of Principal Financial Officer Pursuant to Securities Exchange Act Rules 13a-14(a) and 15(d)-14(a), as adopted Pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
  32.1**    Certification of Principal Executive Officer Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted Pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
  32.2**    Certification of Principal Financial Officer Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted Pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
101.INS*    XBRL Instance Document
101.CAL*    XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document
101.SCH*    XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document
101.DEF*    XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document
101.LAB*      XBRL Taxonomy Extension Labels Linkbase Document
101.PRE*    XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document
104    Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)
 
*
Filed herewith.
**
Furnished.
 
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SIGNATURES
Pursuant to the requirements of Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this Report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
 
Date: May 12, 2022    
BioPlus Acquisition Corp.
   
/s/ Ross Haghighat
    Name:   Ross Haghighat
    Title:  
Chief Executive Officer
and Chief Financial Officer
(Principal Executive Officer and
Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)
 
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