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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

(Mark One)

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

For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2022  

OR

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

FOR THE TRANSITION PERIOD FROM         TO        

Commission File Number: 001-40265

 

GORES GUGGENHEIM, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its Charter)

 

 

Delaware

 

85-4385646

(State or other jurisdiction of

 

(I.R.S. Employer

incorporation or organization)

 

Identification No.)

 

 

 

6260 Lookout Rd.

 

 

Boulder, CO

 

80301

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(Zip Code)

 

(310209-3010

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

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

Title of each class

 

Trading Symbols

 

Name of each exchange on which registered

Class A Common Stock

 

GGPI

 

The Nasdaq Stock Market, LLC

Warrants

 

GGPIW

 

The Nasdaq Stock Market, LLC

Units

 

GGPIU

 

The Nasdaq Stock Market, LLC

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant: (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes  No 

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

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definition 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 

The aggregate market value of the registrant’s Class A Common Stock outstanding, other than shares held by persons who may be deemed affiliates of the registrant, at June 30, 2021, computed by reference to the closing price for the Class A Common Stock on such date, as reported on the Nasdaq Stock Market LLC, was, $781.2m.  

As of May 16, 2022, there were 80,000,000 shares of the Company’s Class A Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share, and 20,000,000 shares of the Company’s Class F common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, issued and outstanding.

 

 


 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

Page

PART I—FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

Item 1.

Unaudited, Condensed Interim Financial Statements

 

 

 

 

Condensed Balance Sheets as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021

3

 

 

Condensed Statements of Operations for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2022 and 2021 (Unaudited)

4

 

 

Condensed Statements of Changes in Stockholders’ Deficit for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2022 and 2021 (Unaudited)

5

 

 

Condensed Statements of Cash Flows for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2022 and 2021 (Unaudited)

6

 

 

Notes to Unaudited, Interim, Condensed Financial Statements

7

 

 

 

Item 2.

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

28

 

 

 

Item 3.

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

36

 

 

 

Item 4.

Controls and Procedures

37

 

 

PART II—OTHER INFORMATION

38

 

 

 

Item 1.

Legal Proceedings

38

 

 

 

Item 1A.

Risk Factors

38

 

 

 

Item 2.

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

40

 

 

 

Item 3.

Defaults Upon Senior Securities

41

 

 

 

Item 4.

Mine Safety Disclosures

41

 

 

 

Item 5.

Other Information

41

 

 

 

Item 6.

Exhibits

42

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2


 

GORES GUGGENHEIM, INC.

CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS

 

 

 

March 31, 2022

 

 

December 31, 2021

 

 

 

(unaudited)

 

 

(audited)

 

CURRENT ASSETS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

 

350,209

 

 

$

 

302,504

 

Prepaid assets

 

 

 

1,237,592

 

 

 

 

1,477,280

 

Total current assets

 

 

 

1,587,801

 

 

 

 

1,779,784

 

Investments and cash held in Trust Account

 

 

 

800,136,676

 

 

 

 

800,056,447

 

Total assets

 

$

 

801,724,477

 

 

$

 

801,836,231

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accrued expenses

 

$

 

7,849,812

 

 

$

 

6,729,383

 

State franchise tax accrual

 

 

 

50,000

 

 

 

 

200,000

 

Public warrants derivative liability

 

 

 

50,720,000

 

 

 

 

61,440,000

 

Private warrants derivative liability

 

 

 

28,530,000

 

 

 

 

34,560,000

 

Notes and advances payable - related party

 

 

 

2,500,000

 

 

 

 

2,000,000

 

Total current liabilities

 

 

 

89,649,812

 

 

 

 

104,929,383

 

Deferred underwriting compensation

 

 

 

28,000,000

 

 

 

 

28,000,000

 

Total liabilities

 

$

 

117,649,812

 

 

$

 

132,929,383

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commitments and contingencies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class A subject to possible redemption, 80,000,000 shares at March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021 (at redemption value of $10 per share)

 

 

 

800,000,000

 

 

 

 

800,000,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stockholders’ deficit:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value; 1,000,000 shares authorized, none issued or outstanding at March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class A Common Stock, $0.0001 par value; 400,000,000 shares authorized

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class F Common Stock, $0.0001 par value; 40,000,000 shares authorized, 20,000,000 and 20,000,000 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively

 

 

 

2,000

 

 

 

 

2,000

 

Additional paid-in-capital

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accumulated deficit

 

 

 

(115,927,335

)

 

 

 

(131,095,152

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total stockholders’ deficit

 

 

 

(115,925,335

)

 

 

 

(131,093,152

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total liabilities and stockholders’ deficit

 

$

 

801,724,477

 

 

$

 

801,836,231

 

See accompanying notes to the interim condensed financial statements.

3


GORES GUGGENHEIM, INC.

CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

Three

 

 

 

Three

 

 

 

Months Ended

 

 

 

Months Ended

 

 

 

March 31, 2022

 

 

 

March 31, 2021

 

Revenues

 

$

 

 

 

$

 

 

Professional fees and other expenses

 

 

 

(1,612,413

)

 

 

 

(68,999

)

State franchise taxes, other than income tax

 

 

 

(50,000

)

 

 

 

(50,000

)

Gain/(loss) from change in fair value of warrant liability

 

 

 

16,750,000

 

 

 

 

(470,000

)

Allocated expense for warrant issuance cost

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(780,685

)

       Net income/(loss) from operations

 

 

 

15,087,587

 

 

 

 

(1,369,684

)

Other income - interest income

 

 

 

80,230

 

 

 

 

1,548

 

       Net income/(loss) before income taxes

 

$

 

15,167,817

 

 

$

 

(1,368,136

)

Provision for income tax

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       Net income/(loss) attributable to common shares

 

$

 

15,167,817

 

 

$

 

(1,368,136

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income/(loss) per common share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic and diluted weighted average shares outstanding, Class A common stock

 

$

 

0.15

 

 

$

 

(3.17

)

 

Basic and diluted weighted average shares outstanding, Class F common stock

 

$

 

0.15

 

 

$

 

(3.17

)

See accompanying notes to the interim condensed financial statements.

 

 

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GORES GUGGENHEIM, INC.

CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT

(Unaudited)

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31, 2022

 

 

 

Class A Common Stock

 

 

Class F Common Stock

 

 

Additional

 

 

Accumulated

 

 

Stockholders'

 

 

 

Shares

 

 

Amount

 

 

 

Shares

 

 

Amount

 

 

Paid-In Capital

 

 

Deficit

 

 

Deficit

 

Balance at January 1, 2022

 

 

-

 

 

$

 

-

 

 

 

 

20,000,000

 

 

$

 

2,000

 

 

$

 

-

 

 

$

 

(131,095,152

)

 

$

 

(131,093,152

)

Net income

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

15,167,817

 

 

 

 

15,167,817

 

Balance at March 31, 2022

 

 

-

 

 

$

 

-

 

 

 

 

20,000,000

 

 

$

 

2,000

 

 

$

 

-

 

 

$

 

(115,927,335

)

 

$

 

(115,925,335

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31, 2021

 

 

 

Class A Common Stock

 

 

Class F Common Stock

 

 

Additional

 

 

Accumulated

 

 

Stockholders'

 

 

 

Shares

 

 

Amount

 

 

 

Shares

 

 

Amount

 

 

Paid-In Capital

 

 

Deficit

 

 

Deficit

 

Beginning Balance at January 1, 2021

 

 

-

 

 

$

 

-

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

$

 

-

 

 

$

 

-

 

 

$

 

(1,782

)

 

$

 

(1,782

)

Sale of Class F Common Stock to Sponsor on February 10, 2021 at $0.0001 par value

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

21,562,500

 

 

 

 

2,156

 

 

 

 

22,844

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

25,000

 

Excess of fair value paid by founders for warrants

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

9,095,000

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

9,095,000

 

Subsequent measurement of Class A Common Stock subject to redemption against additional paid-in capital

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

(9,117,844

)

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

(9,117,844

)

Subsequent measurement of Class A Common Stock subject to redemption against accumulated deficit

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

(46,023,770

)

 

 

 

(46,023,770

)

Net loss

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

(1,368,136

)

 

 

 

(1,368,136

)

Balance at March 31, 2021

 

 

-

 

 

$

 

-

 

 

 

 

21,562,500

 

 

$

 

2,156

 

 

$

 

-

 

 

$

 

(47,393,688

)

 

$

 

(47,391,532

)

See accompanying notes to the interim condensed financial statements.

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GORES GUGGENHEIM, INC.

CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

Three

 

 

 

Three

 

 

 

 

Months Ended

 

 

 

Months Ended

 

 

 

 

March 31, 2022

 

 

 

March 31, 2021

 

Cash flows from operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income/(loss)

 

$

 

15,167,817

 

 

$

 

(1,368,136

)

Adjustments to reconcile net income/(loss) to net cash provided by/(used in) operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issuance costs related to warrant liability

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

780,685

 

Gain/(loss) from change in fair value of warrant liability

 

 

 

(16,750,000

)

 

 

 

470,000

 

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Changes in state franchise tax accrual

 

 

 

(150,000

)

 

 

 

49,550

 

Changes in prepaid assets

 

 

 

239,688

 

 

 

 

(11,459

)

Changes in accrued expenses, formation and offering costs

 

 

 

1,120,429

 

 

 

 

509,372

 

Net cash provided/(used) in operating activities

 

 

 

(372,066

)

 

 

 

430,012

 

Cash flows from investing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash deposited in Trust Account

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(750,000,000

)

Interest reinvested in the Trust Account

 

 

 

(80,229

)

 

 

 

(1,548

)

Net cash used in investing activities

 

 

 

(80,229

)

 

 

 

(750,001,548

)

Cash flows from financing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proceeds from sale of Units in initial public offering

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

750,000,000

 

Proceeds from sale of Private Placement Warrants to Sponsor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17,000,000

 

Proceeds from sale of Class F Common Stock to Sponsor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25,000

 

Proceeds from notes and advances payable – related party

 

 

 

500,000

 

 

 

 

300,000

 

Repayment of notes and advances payable – related party

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(300,000

)

Payment of underwriters’ discounts and commissions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(15,000,000

)

Payment of accrued offering costs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(722,299

)

Net cash provided by financing activities

 

 

 

500,000

 

 

 

 

751,302,701

 

Increase in cash

 

 

 

47,705

 

 

 

 

1,731,165

 

Cash at beginning of period

 

 

 

302,504

 

 

 

 

 

Cash at end of period

 

$

 

350,209

 

 

$

 

1,731,165

 

Supplemental disclosure of non-cash financing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deferred underwriting compensation

 

$

 

 

 

$

 

26,250,000

 

Supplemental disclosure of income and franchise taxes paid:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash paid for income and state franchise taxes

 

$

 

200,000

 

 

$

 

450

 

See accompanying notes to the interim condensed financial statements.

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GORES GUGGENHEIM, INC.

NOTES TO THE UNAUDITED, INTERIM, CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

1.       Organization and Business Operations

Organization and General

Gores Guggenheim, Inc. (the “Company”) was incorporated in Delaware on December 21, 2020. 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 has not engaged in any operations, other than to identify and consummate a Business Combination, and has not generated any operating revenue to date. The Company’s management has broad discretion with respect to the Business Combination. The Company’s sponsor is Gores Guggenheim Sponsor, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (the “Sponsor”). The Company has selected December 31st as its fiscal year-end.

The Company completed the Public Offering on March 25, 2021 (the “IPO Closing Date”). As of March 31, 2022, the Company had not commenced any operations. All activity during the three months ended March 31, 2022 relates to the Company's search for a prospective initial Business Combination. The Company will not generate any operating revenues until after the completion of its Business Combination, at the earliest. Subsequent to the Public Offering, the Company generates non-operating income in the form of interest income from the proceeds derived from the Public Offering and the sale of the Private Placement Warrants (as defined below) held in the Trust Account (as defined below).

Proposed Business Combination

On September 27, 2021, Gores Guggenheim, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into a Business Combination Agreement (as amended, the “Business Combination Agreement”), by and among the Company, Polestar Automotive Holding Limited, a Hong Kong incorporated company (“Parent”), Polestar Automotive (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., a private company limited by shares in Singapore (“Polestar Singapore”), Polestar Holding AB, a private limited liability company incorporated under the laws of Sweden (“Polestar Sweden”), Polestar Automotive Holding UK Limited, a limited company incorporated under the laws of England and Wales and a direct wholly owned subsidiary of Parent (“ListCo”), and PAH UK Merger Sub Inc., a Delaware corporation and a direct wholly owned subsidiary of ListCo (“Merger Sub”).

The transactions contemplated by the Business Combination Agreement, including the Merger (as defined below), and the other transactions contemplated by the other transaction documents contemplated by the Business Combination Agreement (collectively, the “Transactions”) will constitute a “Business Combination” as contemplated by the Company’s Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation. The Business Combination and the transactions contemplated thereby were unanimously approved by the board of directors of the Company on September 25, 2021.

 

The Business Combination Agreement

Pre-Closing Reorganization

In connection with the Merger, prior to the closing of the Transactions (the “Closing”), Parent will, and will cause ListCo, Polestar Singapore, Polestar Sweden and their respective subsidiaries to, complete a reorganization, pursuant to which, among other things, Polestar Singapore, Polestar Sweden and their respective subsidiaries will become, directly or indirectly, wholly owned subsidiaries of ListCo (the “Pre-Closing Reorganization”). As consideration for the Pre-Closing Reorganization, ListCo will issue to Parent a number of class A ordinary shares in the share capital of ListCo which class A ordinary shares shall entitle the holder to one vote per share (“ListCo Class A Shares”) and class B ordinary shares in the share capital of ListCo, which class B ordinary shares shall entitle the holder to ten votes per share (“ListCo Class B Shares,” and, together with the ListCo Class A Shares, the “ListCo Shares”), such that, following the Pre-Closing Reorganization, Parent will hold an aggregate number of ListCo Shares equal to approximately (a) $20,003,000,000 divided by $10.00, less (b) (i) the aggregate principal amount due in respect of certain convertible notes of Parent outstanding as of immediately prior to the Closing, divided by (ii) the applicable conversion price of such notes, less (c) 49,803,900, which represents the aggregate number of ListCo Preference Shares (as defined below) issued pursuant to the Volvo Cars Preference Subscription Agreement (as defined below).

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As additional consideration for Parent’s contribution to ListCo of all the issued and outstanding equity securities of Polestar Sweden, Parent will be entitled to receive, subject to the terms provided in the Business Combination Agreement, earn out shares from ListCo, issuable in ListCo Class A Shares and ListCo Class B Shares up to an aggregate number equal to approximately (a) 0.075 multiplied by (b) the number of issued and outstanding ListCo Shares as of immediately after the Closing (including ListCo Shares issued pursuant to the Subscription Agreements (as defined below)).

The Merger

Following the Pre-Closing Reorganization and pursuant to the Business Combination Agreement, at the Closing, Merger Sub will merge with and into the Company (the “Merger”), pursuant to which the separate corporate existence of Merger Sub will cease, with the Company being the surviving corporation and becoming a wholly owned subsidiary of ListCo.

Each share of Class A Common Stock of the Company, par value $0.0001 per share (“GG Class A Shares”) issued and outstanding immediately prior to the effective time of the Merger (the “Effective Time”), other than those held in treasury, will be exchanged for one newly issued American depository share of ListCo (“ListCo Class A ADS”) duly and validly issued against the deposit of an underlying ListCo Class A Share deposited with a bank (“Depositary Bank”) in which ListCo has established and sponsored American depository receipt facilities (each, an “ADR Facility”). Each share of Class F Common Stock of the Company, par value $0.0001 per share (“GG Class F Shares,” and together with the GG Class A Shares, the “GG Shares”) issued and outstanding immediately prior to the effective time of the Merger, other than those held in treasury, will be exchanged for one newly issued ListCo Class A ADS. All GG Shares held in treasury will be canceled and extinguished without consideration.

Any units of the Company that are outstanding immediately prior to the Effective Time held by Company stockholders will be automatically separated and the holder thereof will be deemed to hold one GG Class A Share and one-fifth (1/5) of a public warrant of the Company (“Public Warrant”), which underlying securities will be converted as described below.

In the event the Requisite GG Warrantholder Approval (as defined below) is obtained prior to the Effective Time, each Public Warrant shall be automatically cancelled and extinguished and converted into the right to receive one American depository share of ListCo (“ListCo Class C-1 ADS”) duly and validly issued against the deposit of an underlying class C-1 preferred share in the share capital of ListCo (“ListCo Class C-1 Share”) deposited with the Depositary Bank. Each ListCo Class C-1 Share will be exercisable to acquire a ListCo Class A Share at an exercise price of $11.50 per share. In addition, each private placement warrant of the Company (“Private Placement Warrant”) will be automatically cancelled and extinguished and converted into the right to receive one American depository share of ListCo (“ListCo Class C-2 ADS”) duly and validly issued against the deposit of an underlying class C-2 preferred share in the share capital of ListCo (“ListCo Class C-2 Share”) deposited with the Depositary Bank. Each ListCo Class C-2 Share will be exercisable to acquire a ListCo Class A Share at an exercise price of $11.50 per share.

In the event that the Requisite GG Warrantholder Approval is not obtained prior to the Effective Time, each Public Warrant shall be automatically cancelled and extinguished and converted into the right to receive one American depository warrant of ListCo (“ListCo AD Warrant”) duly and validly issued against the deposit of an underlying warrant of ListCo representing the right to acquire one ListCo Class A Share deposited with the Depositary Bank and representing the right to acquire one ListCo Class A ADS (or one ListCo Class A Share if at the time of exercise ListCo no longer uses the ADR Facility) at an exercise price of $11.50 per ListCo Class A ADS. In addition, each Private Placement Warrant will be automatically cancelled and extinguished and converted into the right to receive one ListCo AD Warrant.

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Registration Statement/Proxy Statement; Warrantholder Solicitation

In connection with the Transactions, the Company, ListCo, Polestar Singapore, Polestar Sweden and Parent will prepare, and ListCo will file with the SEC, a registration statement on Form F-4 (the “Registration Statement/Proxy Statement”), which will include a prospectus of ListCo and a proxy statement for the Company’s stockholder meeting to solicit the vote of the Company stockholders to, among other things, adopt the Business Combination Agreement and approve the Transactions.

In addition, as promptly as reasonably practicable following the date of the Business Combination Agreement, the Company, ListCo, Polestar Singapore, Polestar Sweden and Parent will solicit the vote or consent of registered holders of at least 50% of the outstanding Public Warrants to amend the Warrant Agreement to permit the conversion or exchange of Public Warrants for ListCo Class C-1 ADSs and the Private Placement Warrants for ListCo Class C-2 ADSs (the “Requisite GG Warantholder Approval”).

Representations, Warranties and Covenants

The parties to the Business Combination Agreement have made representations, warranties and covenants that are customary for transactions of this nature. The representations and warranties of the respective parties to the Business Combination Agreement will not survive the Closing. The covenants of the respective parties to the Business Combination Agreement will also not survive the Closing, except for those covenants that by their terms expressly apply in whole or in part after the Closing.

 

Conditions to Closing

The obligations of the parties to the Business Combination Agreement to consummate the Transactions is conditioned upon (a) the expiration or termination of the applicable waiting period (and any extension thereof) under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, (b) the absence of any law or other legal restraint or prohibition issued by any court of competent jurisdiction or other governmental authority preventing the consummation of the Transactions, (c) the effectiveness under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), of the Registration Statement/Proxy Statement and that no stop order will have been issued by the SEC and remain in effect with respect to the Registration Statement/Proxy Statement, (d) obtaining, at the meeting of Company stockholders where a quorum is present, the vote of the holders of a majority of the outstanding GG Shares entitled to vote thereon to adopt and approve the Business Combination Agreement, other Transaction Documents (as defined in the Business Combination Agreement) to which the Company will be a party and the Transactions, (e) obtaining the requisite vote of the shareholders of Parent to approve the Business Combination Agreement and the other transaction documents to which Parent is party and the Transactions, (f) the Company having at least $5,000,001 of net tangible assets (as determined in accordance with Rule 3a51-1(g)(1) of the Exchange Act) following the completion of the redemptions in respect of GG Shares in connection with the Transactions (the “Stockholder Redemptions”), (g) the approval of ListCo Class A ADSs for listing on the Nasdaq Stock Market, (h) the approval of the ListCo AD Warrants or the ListCo Class C-1 ADSs, as applicable, for listing on the Nasdaq Stock Market and (i) the board of directors of ListCo shall have a number and composition of directors determined in accordance with the Business Combination Agreement (and shall include one director reasonably determined by Sponsor (as defined below) and consented to by Parent (such consent not to be unreasonably withheld, conditioned or delayed), with the remaining initial directors being reasonably determined by Parent) as of the Closing.

In addition, the obligations of Parent, Polestar Singapore, Polestar Sweden, ListCo and Merger Sub to consummate the Transactions is subject to, among other things, the aggregate amount of cash held in the Company’s trust account (after giving effect to the Stockholder Redemptions, the Sponsor Investment Amount, the PIPE Investment Amount and the Volvo Cars PIPE Investment Amount (as defined below)) being no less than $950,000,000, prior to the payment of any unpaid or contingent liabilities and fees and expenses of the Company (including, as applicable, any Company Transaction Expenses (as defined in the Business Combination Agreement)) as of the Closing.

The obligation of the Company to consummate the Transactions is also subject to the fulfillment of additional closing conditions, including, among other things, the completion of the Pre-Closing Reorganization.

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Termination

On April 21, 2022, the parties to the Business Combination Agreement entered into Amendment No. 3 to the Business Combination Agreement (“BCA Amendment No. 3”) to extend the Termination Date (as defined in the Business Combination Agreement) from May 27, 2022 to June 24, 2022. The Business Combination Agreement may be terminated at any time prior to the Closing by mutual written consent of the Company and Parent and in certain other circumstances, including if the Closing has not occurred on or prior to June 24, 2022 and the primary cause of the failure for the Closing to have occurred on or prior to such date is not due to a breach of the Business Combination Agreement by the party seeking to terminate.

 

Subscription Agreements

PIPE Subscription Agreements

Concurrently with the execution and delivery of the Business Combination Agreement, the Company and ListCo entered into subscription agreements (the “PIPE Subscription Agreements”) with certain investors (the “PIPE Investors”), pursuant to which the PIPE Investors have agreed to purchase, substantially concurrently with the Closing, an aggregate of 7.43 million ListCo Class A ADSs (the “PIPE Shares”) for a purchase price of $9.09 per share in a private placement, for an aggregate amount of $67,500,000 (the “PIPE Investment Amount”).

The issuance of the PIPE Shares pursuant to the PIPE Subscription Agreements is contingent upon, among other customary closing conditions, the substantially concurrent consummation of the Business Combination. Pursuant to the PIPE Subscription Agreements, ListCo agreed to file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) (at ListCo’s sole cost and expense), within 30 calendar days after the date of Closing, a registration statement registering the resale of the PIPE Shares, and to use its commercially reasonable efforts to have the registration statement declared effective as soon as practicable after the filing thereof.

New PIPE Subscription Agreements

In connection with the PIPE Assignment, on December 17, 2021, the Company and ListCo entered into subscription agreements (the “New PIPE Subscription Agreements”) with the New PIPE Investors, which include certain affiliates and employees of Sponsor. Pursuant to the New PIPE Subscription Agreements, the New PIPE Investors have agreed to collectively subscribe for approximately 14.3 million ListCo Class A ADSs (the “New PIPE Shares”) for an average price of approximately $9.54 per ListCo Class A ADS, reflecting an aggregate investment amount of approximately $136.0 million.

March PIPE Subscription Agreements

In connection with the March PIPE Assignment (as defined below), on March 24, 2022, the Company and ListCo entered into subscription agreements (including, as applicable, amended and restated PIPE Subscription Agreements, the “March PIPE Subscription Agreements”) with the March PIPE Investors, which include certain affiliates and employees of Sponsor. Pursuant to the March PIPE Subscription Agreements, the March PIPE Investors have agreed to subscribe for approximately 2.8 million ListCo Class A ADSs (the “March PIPE Shares”) for an average price of approximately $9.57 per ListCo Class A ADS, reflecting an aggregate investment amount of approximately $27.2 million. The March PIPE Subscription Agreements are substantially similar to the PIPE Subscription Agreements.

Sponsor Subscription Agreement

Concurrently with the execution and delivery of the Business Combination Agreement, the Company and ListCo entered into a subscription agreement (the “Sponsor Subscription Agreement”) with Gores Guggenheim Sponsor LLC (the “Sponsor”). Pursuant to the Sponsor Subscription Agreement, the Sponsor agreed to subscribe for an additional 9.08 million ListCo Class A ADSs for a purchase price of $9.09 per share on the date of Closing, for an aggregate investment of $82,500,000 (the “Sponsor Investment Amount”). The Sponsor Subscription Agreement

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is substantially similar to the PIPE Subscription Agreement, except that the Sponsor has the right to syndicate its commitment to acquire the ListCo Class A ADSs to be purchased under the Sponsor Subscription Agreement in advance of the closing of the Business Combination.

Amendment of Sponsor Subscription Agreement

On December 17, 2021, (i) the Sponsor assigned a portion of its commitment to purchase ListCo Class A ADSs, in an aggregate investment amount equaling approximately $63.0 million (the “Sponsor Assignment”), to certain investors and (ii) the Company, ListCo and Sponsor amended the Sponsor Subscription Agreement to reflect the Sponsor Assignment. As a result, pursuant to the Sponsor Subscription Agreement, as amended, Sponsor has agreed to subscribe for approximately 2.15 million ListCo Class A ADSs for a purchase price of $9.09 per ListCo Class A ADS on the date of Closing, for an aggregate investment of approximately $19.5 million. The Sponsor Subscription Agreement, as amended, is substantially similar to the PIPE Subscription Agreements (as defined below), except with regards to purchase price and that the Sponsor has the right to assign its commitment to purchase the ListCo Class A ADSs under the Sponsor Subscription Agreement in advance of the closing of the Business Combination.

On March 24, 2022, (i) Sponsor assigned a portion of its commitment to purchase ListCo Class A ADSs, in an aggregate investment amount equaling approximately $11.4 million (the “March Sponsor Assignment”), to certain investors and (ii) the Company, ListCo and Sponsor amended the Sponsor Subscription Agreement to reflect the March Sponsor Assignment. As a result, pursuant to the Sponsor Subscription Agreement, as amended, Sponsor has agreed to subscribe for approximately 891,000 ListCo Class A ADSs for a purchase price of $9.09 per ListCo Class A ADS on the date of Closing, for an aggregate investment of approximately $8.1 million. The Sponsor Subscription Agreement, as amended, is substantially similar to the PIPE Subscription Agreements (as defined below), except with regards to purchase price and that the Sponsor has the right to assign its commitment to purchase the ListCo Class A ADSs under the Sponsor Subscription Agreement in advance of the Closing.

Volvo Cars Subscription Agreement

Concurrently with the execution and delivery of the Business Combination Agreement, the Company and ListCo entered into a subscription agreement (the “Volvo Cars Subscription Agreement,” and, together with the PIPE Subscription Agreements and the Sponsor Subscription Agreement, the “Subscription Agreements”) with Snita Holding B.V., a corporation organized under the laws of Netherlands (“Snita”) and a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of Volvo Car AB (publ) (“Volvo Cars”). Pursuant to the Volvo Cars Subscription Agreement, Snita agreed to subscribe for an additional 10 million ListCo Class A ADSs for a purchase price of $10.00 per share on the date of Closing. The Volvo Cars Subscription Agreement is substantially similar to the PIPE Subscription Agreements, except with regards to purchase price. Snita may, in accordance with the terms of the Volvo Cars Subscription Agreement, syndicate its commitment to acquire the ListCo Class A ADSs to be purchased under the Volvo Cars Subscription Agreement in advance of the closing of the Business Combination.

Amendment of Volvo Cars Subscription Agreement

On December 17, 2021 (i) Snita assigned a portion of its commitment to purchase ListCo Class A ADSs, in an aggregate investment amount equaling approximately $73.0 million (the “Volvo Assignment,” and together with the Sponsor Assignment, the “PIPE Assignment”) to purchase the ListCo Class A ADSs to certain investors (the investors who were assigned commitments pursuant to the PIPE Assignment, collectively, the “New PIPE Investors”) and (ii) the Company, ListCo and Snita amended the Volvo Car Subscription Agreement to reflect the Volvo Assignment. As a result, pursuant to the Volvo Cars Subscription Agreement, as amended, Snita agreed to subscribe for approximately 2.70 million ListCo Class A ADSs for a purchase price of $10.00 per ListCo Class A ADS on the date of Closing, for an aggregate investment of approximately $27.0 million. Pursuant to the Volvo Cars Subscription Agreement, Snita had the right to assign its commitment to purchase the ListCo Class A ADSs under the Volvo Cars Subscription Agreement in advance of the Closing.

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On March 24, 2022 (i) Snita assigned to certain investors a portion of its commitment to purchase ListCo Class A ADSs, in an aggregate investment amount equaling approximately $15.8 million (the “March Volvo Assignment,” and together with the March Sponsor Assignment, the “March PIPE Assignment”) (the investors who collectively were assigned commitments in the March PIPE Assignment, the “March PIPE Investors”) and (ii) the Company, ListCo and Snita amended the Volvo Car Subscription Agreement to reflect the March Volvo Assignment. As a result, pursuant to the Volvo Cars Subscription Agreement, as amended, Snita has agreed to subscribe for approximately 1.1 million ListCo Class A ADSs for a purchase price of $10.00 per ListCo Class A ADS on the date of Closing for an aggregate investment of approximately $11.2 million. The Volvo Cars Subscription Agreement, as amended, is substantially similar to the PIPE Subscription Agreements, except with regards to purchase price and that Snita may, in accordance with the terms of the Volvo Cars Subscription Agreement, assign its commitment to purchase the ListCo Class A ADSs under the Volvo Cars Subscription Agreement in advance of the Closing.

Volvo Cars Preference Subscription Agreement

Concurrently with the execution and delivery of the Business Combination Agreement, ListCo entered into a subscription agreement (the “Volvo Cars Preference Subscription Agreement”) with Snita (the “Volvo Cars Preference Subscriber”). Pursuant to the Volvo Cars Preference Subscription Agreement, the Volvo Cars Preference Subscriber agreed to subscribe for mandatory convertible preference shares of ListCo (the “ListCo Preference Shares”) for an aggregate subscription price of $10.00 per share, for an aggregate investment amount equal to approximately $498,000,000 (the “Volvo Cars PIPE Investment Amount”). On March 24, 2022, ListCo and Snita entered into an amendment to the Volvo Cars Preference Subscription Agreement to increase the aggregate Volvo Cars Preference Investment Amount to $588,826,100.  The proceeds of such subscription will be used to satisfy certain accounts payable that are or will be due and payable by certain subsidiaries of Parent to Volvo Cars. As of the date hereof, it is currently anticipated that all of the ListCo Preference Shares will convert into ListCo Class A Shares at Closing, in accordance with, and subject to, the terms of the ListCo Preference Shares.

 

Parent Lock-Up Agreement

Concurrently with the execution and delivery of the Business Combination Agreement, Parent, ListCo and the other Parent shareholders party thereto (the “Parent Shareholders”), have entered into that Parent Lock-Up Agreement (the “Parent Lock-Up Agreement”). Pursuant to the Parent Lock-Up Agreement, each Parent Shareholder has, subject to certain exceptions, among other things, agreed to not transfer any equity security of ListCo issued to them pursuant to the Business Combination Agreement or other transaction documents contemplated by the Business Combination Agreement during the period commencing the date of Closing and ending 180 days following the date of the Closing, in each case subject to the terms and conditions set forth therein.

Sponsor and Supporting Sponsor Stockholders Lock-Up Agreement

Concurrently with the execution and delivery of the Business Combination Agreement, Sponsor, the Company, Parent, ListCo and certain of the Company’s directors, executive officers and affiliates (such individuals, the “Supporting Sponsor Stockholders”) have entered into a Sponsor and Supporting Sponsor Stockholders Lock-Up Agreement (the “Sponsor and Supporting Sponsor Stockholders Lock-Up Agreement”).

Pursuant to the Sponsor and Supporting Stockholders Lock-Up Agreement, the Sponsor and each Supporting Sponsor Stockholders has, among other things, agreed to (i) support and vote in favor of all proposals included in the Registration Statement/Proxy Statement; (ii) waive all adjustments to the conversion ratio set forth in the Company’s amended and restated certificate of incorporation with respect to the GG Class F Shares; (iii) be bound by certain transfer restrictions with respect to their GG Shares, Public Warrants and Private Placement Warrants; and (iv) not to transfer any ListCo Class A ADSs issued pursuant to the Business Combination Agreement during the period beginning the date of Closing and ending 180 days following the date of the Closing, in each case subject to the terms and conditions set forth therein. In addition, the Sponsor has agreed to the forfeiture of up to 1,501,651 GG Class F Shares.

Amendment to the Sponsor and Supporting Stockholders Lock-Up Agreement

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On December 17, 2021, the parties to the Sponsor and Supporting Sponsor Stockholders Lock-Up Agreement entered into Amendment No. 1 to the Sponsor and Supporting Sponsor Stockholders Lock-Up Agreement (the “Lock-Up Agreement Amendment No. 1”). The Lock-Up Agreement Amendment No. 1 provides for amendments to the Sponsor and Supporting Sponsor Stockholders Lock-Up Agreement to increase the amount of the Company’s Class F Common Stock (“Company Class F Common Stock”) that will be cancelled by the Company in connection with the Closing from 1,501,651 shares of Company Class F Common Stock to 1,533,873 shares of Company Class F Common Stock.

On March 24, 2022, the parties to the Sponsor and Supporting Sponsor Stockholders Lock-Up Agreement entered into Amendment No. 2 to the Sponsor and Supporting Sponsor Stockholders Lock-Up Agreement (“Lock-Up Agreement Amendment No. 2”). Lock-Up Agreement Amendment No. 2 provides for amendments to the Sponsor and Supporting Sponsor Stockholders Lock-Up Agreement to increase the amount of Company Class F Common Stock (“Company Class F Common Stock”) that will be cancelled by the Company in connection with the Closing from 1,533,873 shares of Company Class F Common Stock to 1,540,835 shares of Company Class F Common Stock.

Registration Rights Agreement

Concurrently with the execution and delivery of the Business Combination Agreement, ListCo, Parent, the Parent Shareholders, Sponsor and the independent directors of the Company (such persons, together with Sponsor and the Parent Holders, the “Holders”), have entered into a registration rights agreement (the “Registration Rights Agreement”) which provides customary demand and piggyback registration rights. Pursuant to the Registration Rights Agreement, ListCo agreed that, as soon as practicable, and in any event within 30 days after the Closing, ListCo will file with the SEC a shelf registration statement. In addition, ListCo will use its reasonable best efforts to have the registration statement declared effective as soon as practicable after the filing thereof, but no later than the 60th day (or the 90th day if the registration statement is reviewed by, and received comments from, the SEC) following the filing deadline, in each case subject to the terms and conditions set forth therein.

 

Amendment to the Registration Rights Agreement

On December 17, 2021, the parties to the Registration Rights Agreement entered into Amendment No. 1 to the Registration Rights Agreement (the “Registration Rights Agreement Amendment No.1”), to provide for certain administrative changes to reflect the BCA Amendment and the New PIPE Subscription Agreements.

On March 24, 2022, the parties to the Registration Rights Agreement entered into Amendment No. 2 to the Registration Rights Agreement (the “Registration Rights Agreement Amendment No.2”), to provide for certain administrative changes to reflect BCA Amendment No. 2 and the March PIPE Subscription Agreements.

Warrant Assumption Agreement

In the event that the Requisite GG Warrantholder Approval is not obtained prior to the Effective Time, the Company, ListCo and Computershare Trust Company, N.A. (the “Warrant Agent”) will enter into a Warrant Assignment, Assumption and Amendment Agreement (the “Warrant Assumption Agreement”) prior to the Closing. The Warrant Assumption Agreement will amend the Warrant Agreement, dated March 22, 2021, by and among the Company and the Warrant Agent (the “Warrant Agreement”) to provide that at the Effective Time, each Public Warrant and Private Placement Warrant will be assumed by ListCo and be converted into the right to receive a ListCo AD Warrant, subject to the terms and conditions set forth therein. In addition, under the Warrant Assumption Agreement, the Company will assign to ListCo all of its rights, interests, and obligations in and under the Warrant Agreement as of the effective time of the Merger, subject to the terms and conditions set forth therein.

 

Financing

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Upon close of the Public Offering and the sale of the Private Placement Warrants, an aggregate of $800,000,000 was placed in a Trust Account with Computershare (the “Trust Account”) acting as Trustee.

The Company intends to finance a Business Combination with the net proceeds from its $800,000,000 Public Offering and its sale of $18,000,000 of Private Placement Warrants.

Trust Account

Funds held in the Trust Account can be invested only in U.S. government treasury bills with a maturity of one hundred and eighty-five (185) days or less or in money market funds meeting certain conditions under Rule 2a‑7 under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (the “Investment Company Act”), as amended, that invest only in direct U.S. government obligations. As of March 31, 2022, the Trust Account consisted of money market funds.

The Company’s amended and restated certificate of incorporation provides that, other than the withdrawal of interest to fund regulatory compliance requirements and other costs related thereto, subject to an annual limit of $900,000 (a “Regulatory Withdrawal”) for a maximum 24 months and/or additional amounts necessary to pay franchise and income taxes, if any, none of the funds held in trust will be released until the earliest of: (i) the completion of the Business Combination; or (ii) the redemption of any public shares of common stock properly tendered in connection with a stockholder vote to amend the Company’s amended and restated certificate of incorporation to modify the substance or timing of the Company’s obligation to redeem 100% of such public shares of common stock if the Company does not complete the Business Combination by March 25, 2023; or (iii) the redemption of 100% of the public shares of common stock if the Company is unable to complete a Business Combination by March 25, 2023, subject to the requirements of law and stock exchange rules.

Business Combination

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 (or acquisition of) a Target Business. As used herein, “Target Business” must be with 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 any deferred underwriting commissions and taxes payable on interest earned) at the time of the Company signing a definitive agreement in connection with the Business Combination. Furthermore, 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 Business Combination, including interest but less taxes payable and any Regulatory Withdrawals, or (ii) provide stockholders with the opportunity to sell their shares to 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 consummation of the Business Combination, including interest but less taxes payable and any Regulatory Withdrawals. 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 law or under Nasdaq rules. Currently, the Company will not redeem its public shares of Class A Common Stock in an amount that would cause its net tangible assets to be less than $5,000,001. In such case, the Company would not proceed with the redemption of its public shares of Class A Common Stock and the related Business Combination, and instead may search for an alternate Business Combination. For business and other reasons, the Company has elected to provide its stockholders with the opportunity to have their public shares redeemed in connection with a stockholder vote to approve the Proposed Business Combination rather than a tender offer.

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As a result of the foregoing redemption provisions, the public shares of common stock are recorded at redemption amount and classified as temporary equity, in accordance with Financial Accounting Standards Board ("FASB") Accounting Standards Codification ("ASC") Topic 480, “Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity” (“ASC 480”).

The Company will have until March 25, 2023 to complete its 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, redeem the public shares of common stock for a per share pro rata portion of the Trust Account, including interest income, but less taxes payable (less up to $100,000 of such net interest income 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 remaining stockholders, as part of its plan of dissolution and liquidation. The Sponsor and the Company’s officers and directors have entered into a letter agreement with the Company, pursuant to which they waived their rights to participate in any redemption with respect to their Founder Shares (as defined below); however, if the Sponsor or any of the Company’s officers, directors or affiliates acquire public shares of common stock, they will be entitled to a pro rata share of the Trust Account in the event the Company does not complete a Business Combination within the required time 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 initial public offering price per unit in the Public Offering.

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 Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (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.

2.       Significant Accounting Policies

Basis of Presentation

The accompanying condensed financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”) and pursuant to the accounting and disclosure rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), and reflect all adjustments, consisting only of normal recurring adjustments, which are, in the opinion of management, necessary for a fair presentation of the financial position as of March 31, 2022 and the results of operations and cash flows for the periods presented. Operating results for the three months ended March 31, 2022, are not necessarily indicative of results that may be expected for the full year or any other period. The accompanying unaudited, condensed financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Company’s audited financial statements included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on March 4, 2022.

Net Income/(Loss) Per Common Share

 

The Company has two classes of shares, which are referred to as Class A Common Stock and Class F Common Stock (the “Founder Shares”). Earnings and losses are shared pro rata between the two classes of shares. This presentation assumes a business combination as the most likely outcome. Private and Public warrants to purchase 25,000,000 shares of Common Stock at $11.50 per share were issued on March 25, 2021. At March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, no warrants have been exercised. The 25,000,000 potential common shares for

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outstanding warrants to purchase the Company’s stock were excluded from diluted earnings per share for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021 because the warrants are contingently exercisable, and the contingencies have not yet been met. As a result, diluted net income/(loss) per common share is the same as basic net income/(loss) per common share for the period. The table below presents a reconciliation of the numerator and denominator used to compute basic and diluted net income/(loss) per share for each class of common stock:

 

 

 

For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2022

 

 

For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2021

 

 

 

Class A

 

 

Class F

 

 

Class A

 

 

Class F

 

Basic and diluted net income/(loss) per share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Numerator:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allocation of net income/(loss) including accretion of temporary equity

 

$

 

12,134,254

 

 

$

 

3,033,563

 

 

$

 

(18,506,117

)

 

$

 

(38,003,633

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Denominator:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted-average shares outstanding

 

 

 

80,000,000

 

 

 

 

20,000,000

 

 

 

 

5,833,333

 

 

 

 

11,979,167

 

Basic and diluted net income/(loss) per share

 

$

 

0.15

 

 

$

 

0.15

 

 

$

 

(3.17

)

 

$

 

(3.17

)

 

 

Concentration of Credit Risk

Financial instruments that potentially subject the Company to concentrations of credit risk consist of cash accounts in a financial institution as well as the Trust Account, which at times, may exceed the Federal Depository Insurance Corporation coverage limit of $250,000. The Company has not experienced losses on these accounts.

Financial Instruments

The fair value of the Company’s assets and liabilities, which qualify as financial instruments under FASB ASC Topic 820, “Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures,” (“ASC 820”) approximates the carrying amounts represented in the balance sheets, except for the derivative warrant liabilities (see Note 7).

Fair Value Measurement

ASC 820 establishes a fair value hierarchy that prioritizes and ranks the level of observability of inputs used to measure investments at fair value. The observability of inputs is impacted by a number of factors, including the type of investment, characteristics specific to the investment, market conditions and other factors. The hierarchy gives the highest priority to unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities (Level I measurements) and the lowest priority to unobservable inputs (Level III measurements).

Investments with readily available quoted prices or for which fair value can be measured from quoted prices in active markets will typically have a higher degree of input observability and a lesser degree of judgment applied in determining fair value.

The three levels of the fair value hierarchy under ASC 820 are as follows:

Level I—Quoted prices (unadjusted) in active markets for identical investments at the measurement date are used.

Level II—Pricing inputs are other than quoted prices included within Level I that are observable for the investment, either directly or indirectly. Level II pricing inputs include quoted prices for similar investments in active markets, quoted prices for identical or similar investments in markets that are not active, inputs other than quoted prices that are observable for the investment, and inputs that are derived principally from or corroborated by observable market data by correlation or other means.

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Level III—Pricing inputs are unobservable and include situations where there is little, if any, market activity for the investment. The inputs used in determination of fair value require significant judgment and estimation.

In some cases, the inputs used to measure fair value might fall within different levels of the fair value hierarchy. In such cases, the level in the fair value hierarchy within which the investment is categorized in its entirety is determined based on the lowest level input that is significant to the investment. Assessing the significance of a particular input to the valuation of an investment in its entirety requires judgment and considers factors specific to the investment. The categorization of an investment within the hierarchy is based upon the pricing transparency of the investment and does not necessarily correspond to the perceived risk of that investment.

Derivative Liabilities

The Company evaluated the Warrants (as defined below in Note 3 – Public Offering) and Private Placement Warrants (as defined below in Note 4 – Related Party Transactions) (collectively, “Warrant Securities”), and any forward purchase agreements in accordance with ASC 815-40, Derivatives and Hedging — Contracts in Entity’s Own Equity, and concluded that the Warrant Securities and any forward purchase agreements could not be accounted for as components of equity. As the Warrant Securities and any forward purchase agreements meet the definition of a derivative in accordance with ASC 815, the Warrant Securities and any forward purchase agreements are recorded as derivative liabilities on the Balance Sheet and measured at fair value at inception (the Close Date) and remeasured at each reporting date in accordance with ASC 820, “Fair Value Measurement”, with changes in fair value recognized in the Statement of Operations in the period of change.

Offering Costs

The Company complies with the requirements of FASB ASC Topic 340-10-S99-1, “Other Assets and Deferred Costs – SEC Materials” (“ASC 340-10-S99”) and SEC Staff Accounting Bulletin (SAB) Topic 5A – “Expenses of Offering”. Offering costs were $44,757,840 (including $44,000,000 in underwriters’ fees) consisting principally of professional and registration fees incurred through the balance sheet date that are related to the Public Offering and are charged to equity upon the completion of the Public Offering. Since the Company is required to classify the warrants as derivative liabilities, offering costs totaling $832,496 are reflected as an expense in the statements of operations.

Redeemable Common Stock

As discussed in Note 3, all of the 80,000,000 shares of Class A Common Stock sold as part of the Units in the Public Offering contain a redemption feature which allows for the redemption of common stock under the redemption and repurchase provisions of the Company’s amended and restated certificate of incorporation. In accordance with SEC and its staff’s guidance on redeemable equity instruments, which has been codified in ASC 480-10-S99, redemption provisions not solely within the control of the Company require common stock subject to redemption to be classified outside of permanent equity. Therefore, all Class A Common Stock has been classified outside of permanent equity.

The Company recognizes changes in redemption value immediately as they occur and adjusts the carrying value of redeemable common stock to equal the redemption value at the end of each reporting period. Increases or decreases in the carrying amount of redeemable common stock are affected by charges against additional paid in capital and accumulated deficit.

Use of Estimates

The preparation of condensed financial statements in conformity with U.S. GAAP requires the Company’s management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. One of the more significant accounting estimates included in these financial statements is the determination of the fair value of the warrant liability. Such estimates may be

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subject to change as more current information becomes available and accordingly the actual results could differ significantly from those estimates.

Income Taxes

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 financial statements 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 includes the enactment date. Valuation allowances are established, when necessary, to reduce deferred tax assets to the amount expected to be realized. As of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, all deferred tax assets were offset by a full valuation allowance.

For those liabilities or benefits to be recognized, a tax position must be more-likely-than-not to be sustained upon examination by taxing authorities. The Company recognizes accrued interest and penalties related to unrecognized tax liabilities as income tax expense. No amounts were accrued for the payment of interest and penalties at March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021.

The Company may be subject to potential examination by U.S. federal, states or foreign jurisdiction authorities in the areas of income taxes. These potential examinations may include questioning the timing and amount of deductions, the nexus of income amounts in various tax jurisdictions and compliance with U.S. federal, states or foreign tax laws.

The Company is incorporated in the State of Delaware and is required to pay franchise taxes to the State of Delaware on an annual basis.

Cash and Cash Equivalents

The Company considers all highly liquid instruments purchased with an original maturity of three months or less to be cash equivalents. The Company had no cash equivalents as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021

Investments and Cash Held in Trust Account

The Company’s portfolio of investments held in the Trust Account is comprised of U.S. treasury 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 investments in money market funds that invest in U.S. treasury securities, or a combination thereof. The Company’s investments held in the Trust Account are presented on the Balance Sheet at fair value at the end of each reporting period. Trading securities and investments in money market funds are presented on the condensed balance sheets 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 income from investments held in Trust Account in the accompanying statements of operations. The estimated fair values of investments held in the Trust Account are determined using available market information. At March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, the Company had $800,136,676 and $800,056,447, respectively, in the Trust Account which may be utilized for Business Combinations. At March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, the Trust Account consisted of money market funds, which are presented at fair value.

Warrant Liability

The Company accounts for warrants for shares of the Company’s common stock that are not indexed to its own stock as liabilities at fair value on the balance sheet. The warrants are subject to remeasurement at each balance sheet date and any change in fair value is recognized in the Company’s statements of operations. For issued or modified warrants that meet all of the criteria for equity classification, the warrants are required to be recorded as a component of additional paid-in capital at the time of issuance. For issued or modified warrants that do not meet all the criteria for equity classification, the warrants are required to be recorded as a liability at their initial fair value on

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the date of issuance, and each balance sheet date thereafter. Changes in the estimated fair value of the warrants are recognized as a non-cash gain or loss on the statements of operations.

Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements Not Yet Adopted

Management does not believe that any recently issued, but not yet effective, accounting pronouncements, if currently adopted, would have a material effect on the Company’s financial statements based on current operations of the Company.  The impact of any recently issued accounting standards will be re-evaluated on a regular basis or if a Business Combination is completed where the impact could be material.

Going Concern Consideration

If the Company does not complete its Business Combination by March 25, 2023, 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 common stock sold as part of the units in the Public Offering, at a per-share price, payable in cash, equal to the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account, including interest (which interest shall be net of franchise and income taxes payable and less up to $100,000 of such net interest which may be distributed to the Company to pay dissolution expenses), divided by the number of then outstanding public shares, which redemption will completely extinguish public stockholders’ rights as stockholders (including the right to receive further liquidation distributions, if any), subject to applicable law, and (iii) as promptly as reasonably possible following such redemption, subject to the approval of the Company’s remaining stockholders and the Company’s Board of Directors, dissolve and liquidate, subject in each case to the Company’s obligations under Delaware law to provide for claims of creditors and the requirements of other applicable law.

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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 initial public offering price per unit in the Public Offering. In addition, if the Company fails to complete its Business Combination by March 25, 2023, there will be no redemption rights or liquidating distributions with respect to the warrants, which will expire worthless.

In addition, at March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, the Company had current liabilities of $89,649,812 and $104,929,383, respectively, and a working capital deficit of ($88,062,011) and ($103,149,599), respectively, the balances of which are primarily related to warrants we have recorded as liabilities as described in Notes 2 and 3. Other amounts are related to accrued expenses owed to professionals, consultants, advisors and others who are working on seeking a Business Combination as described in Note 1. Such work is continuing after March 31, 2022 and amounts are continuing to accrue. In order to finance ongoing costs, the Sponsor or an affiliate of the Sponsor may, but are not obligated to, provide the Company with additional working capital via a Sponsor Loan (see Note 4). Additionally, the warrant liability will not impact the Company’s liquidity until a Business Combination has been consummated, as they do not require cash settlement until such event has occurred.

Based on the foregoing, management believes that the Company will have sufficient borrowing capacity from the Sponsor or an affiliate of the Sponsor, or certain of the Company’s officers and directors to meet its working capital needs through the earlier of the consummation of a Business Combination or one year from this filing. However, in connection with the company’s assessment of going concern considerations in accordance with FASB Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2014-15, “Disclosures of Uncertainties about an Entity’s Ability to Continue as a Going Concern,” management has determined that the liquidity condition and mandatory liquidation and subsequent dissolution raises substantial doubt about the company’s ability to continue as a going concern. No adjustments have been made to the carrying amounts of assets or liabilities should the Company be required to liquidate after March 25, 2023. The financial statements do not include any adjustment that might be necessary if the company is unable to continue as a going concern. Management intends to complete the Business Combination prior to the liquidation date.

3.       Public Offering

Public Units

On March 25, 2021, the Company sold 75,000,000 units at a price of $10.00 per unit (the “Units), generating gross proceeds of $750,000,000. Subsequently, the underwriters partially exercised their over-allotment option to purchase 5,000,000 newly issued units, and the closing of the sale of the additional Units pursuant to such exercise occurred on April 22, 2021. The issuance by the Company of 5,000,000 Over-Allotment Option Units at a price of $10.00 per unit resulted in gross proceeds of $50,000,000. The remainder of the over-allotment option expired on May 9, 2021. Each Unit consists of one share of the Company’s Class A Common Stock (the “public shares”), and one-fifth of one redeemable common stock purchase warrant (the “Warrants”). Each whole Warrant entitles the holder to purchase one share of Class A Common Stock. Each Warrant will become exercisable on the later of 30 days after the completion of the Company’s Business Combination or 12 months from the closing of the Public Offering and will expire five years after the completion of the Company’s Business Combination or earlier upon redemption or liquidation. However, if the Company does not complete its Business Combination on or prior to the 24-month period allotted to complete the Business Combination, the Warrants will expire at the end of such period.

Under the terms of the warrant agreement, the Company has agreed to use its best efforts to file a registration statement under the Securities Act following the completion of the Business Combination covering the shares of Class A Common Stock issuable upon exercise of the Warrants. The Company has granted the underwriters a 45-day option to purchase additional Units to cover any over-allotment, at the initial public offering price less the underwriting discounts and commissions. At the time of the IPO, the underwriters were granted an option to purchase up to an additional 11,250,000 Units to cover overallotments, if any. Subsequently, the underwriters partially exercised their over-allotment option to purchase 5,000,000 newly issued units, and the closing of the sale of the additional Units pursuant to such Over-Allotment Option Units exercise occurred on April 22, 2021. The issuance by the Company of 5,000,000 Over-Allotment Option Units at a price of $10.00 per unit resulted in gross proceeds of $50,000,000. The remainder of the over-allotment option expired on May 9, 2021.

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The Company paid an upfront underwriting discount of 2.00% ($15,000,000) of the per Unit offering price to the underwriters at the closing of the Public Offering, with an additional fee (the “Deferred Discount”) of 3.50% ($26,250,000) of the gross offering proceeds payable upon the Company’s completion of a Business Combination. As a result of the purchase of the Over-Allotment Option Units by the underwriters on April 22, 2021, the upfront and Deferred Discount increased to $16,000,000 and $28,000,000, respectively. 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 Business Combination. The underwriters are not entitled to any interest accrued on the Deferred Discount. The public warrants issued as part of the Units are accounted for as liabilities as there are terms and features do not qualify for equity classification in FASB ASC Topic 815-40 “Derivatives and Hedging – Contracts in Entity’s Own Equity.” The fair value of the public warrants at December 31, 2021 was a liability of $61,440,000. At March 31, 2022, the fair value has decreased to $50,720,000. The change in fair value of $10,720,000 is reflected as a gain in the statements of operations.  

All of the 80,000,000 Class A Common Stock sold as part of the Units in the Public Offering contain a redemption feature which allows for the redemption of such public shares in connection with the Company’s liquidation, if there is a stockholder vote or tender offer in connection with the Business Combination and in connection with certain amendments to the Company’s amended and restated certificate of incorporation. In accordance with SEC and its staff’s guidance on redeemable equity instruments, which has been codified in ASC 480-10-S99, redemption provisions not solely within the control of the Company require common stock subject to redemption to be classified outside of permanent equity. Given that the Class A Common Stock was issued with other freestanding instruments (i.e., public warrants), the initial carrying value of Class A Common Stock classified as temporary equity is the allocated proceeds based on the guidance in FASB ASC Topic 470-20, “Debt – Debt with Conversion and Other Options.”

Our Class A Common Stock is subject to SEC and its staff’s guidance on redeemable equity instruments, which has been codified in ASC 480-10-S99. If it is probable that the equity instrument will become redeemable, the Company has the option to either accrete changes in the redemption value over the period from the date of issuance (or from the date that it becomes probable that the instrument will become redeemable, if later) to the earliest redemption date of the instrument or to recognize changes in the redemption value immediately as they occur and adjust the carrying amount of the instrument to equal the redemption value at the end of each reporting period. The Company has elected to recognize the changes immediately. The accretion or remeasurement is treated as a deemed dividend (i.e., a reduction to retained earnings, or in absence of retained earnings, additional paid-in capital).

As of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, the Class A Common Stock reflected on the balance sheet are reconciled in the following table. The accretion of carrying value to redemption value was fully recognized by June 30, 2021. There has been no additional accretion since:

 

 

As of March 31, 2022

 

 

As of December 31, 2021

 

Gross proceeds

 

$

 

800,000,000

 

 

$

 

800,000,000

 

Less:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proceeds allocated to public warrants

 

 

 

(14,880,000

)

 

 

 

(14,880,000

)

Class A shares issuance costs