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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: 001-40105

 

GORES HOLDINGS VIII, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its Charter)

 

 

Delaware

 

85-3010982

(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

 

GIIX

 

The Nasdaq Stock Market, LLC

Warrants

 

GIIXW

 

The Nasdaq Stock Market, LLC

Units

 

GIIXU

 

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 $342.24m.

As of May 13, 2022, there were 34,500,000 shares of the Company’s Class A Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share, and 8,625,000 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.

Financial Statements

 

 

 

 

Balance Sheets (Unaudited)

3

 

 

Statements of Operations (Unaudited)

4

 

 

Statements of Changes in Stockholders’ Equity (Deficit) (Unaudited)

5

 

 

Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)

6

 

 

Notes to Interim Financial Statements (Unaudited)

7

 

 

 

Item 2.

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

23

 

 

 

Item 3.

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

28

 

 

 

Item 4.

Controls and Procedures

28

 

 

PART II—OTHER INFORMATION

30

 

 

 

Item 1.

Legal Proceedings

30

 

 

 

Item 1A.

Risk Factors

30

 

 

 

Item 2.

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

32

 

 

 

Item 3.

Defaults Upon Senior Securities

33

 

 

 

Item 4.

Mine Safety Disclosures

33

 

 

 

Item 5.

Other Information

33

 

 

 

Item 6.

Exhibits

34

 

 

 

 

2


 

GORES HOLDINGS VIII, INC.

BALANCE SHEETS

 

 

 

March 31, 2022

 

 

December 31, 2021

 

 

 

(unaudited)

 

 

(audited)

 

CURRENT ASSETS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

 

68,184

 

 

$

 

317,220

 

Prepaid assets

 

 

 

896,826

 

 

 

 

1,090,278

 

Total current assets

 

 

 

965,010

 

 

 

 

1,407,498

 

Cash, cash equivalents and other investments held in Trust Account

 

 

 

345,065,339

 

 

 

 

345,030,739

 

Total assets

 

$

 

346,030,349

 

 

$

 

346,438,237

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY (DEFICIT)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accrued expenses, formation and offering costs

 

$

 

4,286,278

 

 

$

 

3,175,067

 

State franchise tax accrual

 

 

 

50,000

 

 

 

 

200,000

 

Public warrants derivative liability

 

 

 

5,520,000

 

 

 

 

8,754,375

 

Private warrants derivative liability

 

 

 

3,797,332

 

 

 

 

6,022,332

 

Notes and advances payable – related party

 

 

 

1,750,000

 

 

 

 

1,350,000

 

Total current liabilities

 

 

 

15,403,610

 

 

 

 

19,501,774

 

Deferred underwriting compensation

 

 

 

12,075,000

 

 

 

 

12,075,000

 

Total liabilities

 

$

 

27,478,610

 

 

$

 

31,576,774

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commitments and contingencies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class A Common Stock subject to possible redemption, 34,500,000 and 34,500,000 shares at March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively (at redemption value of $10 per share)

 

 

 

345,000,000

 

 

 

 

345,000,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stockholders’ equity (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, 8,625,000 and 8,625,000 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively

 

 

 

863

 

 

 

 

863

 

Additional paid-in-capital

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accumulated deficit

 

 

 

(26,449,124

)

 

 

 

(30,139,400

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total stockholders’ equity (deficit)

 

 

 

(26,448,261

)

 

 

 

(30,138,537

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity (deficit)

 

$

 

346,030,349

 

 

$

 

346,438,237

 

 

See accompanying notes to the unaudited, interim financial statements.

3


GORES HOLDINGS VIII, INC.

STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

 

March 31, 2022

 

 

March 31, 2021

 

Revenues

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Professional fees and other expenses

 

 

 

(1,753,699

)

 

 

 

(370,818

)

State franchise taxes, other than income tax

 

 

 

(50,000

)

 

 

 

(50,000

)

Gain from change in fair value of warrant liabilities

 

 

 

5,459,375

 

 

 

 

4,149,125

 

Allocated expense for warrant issuance cost

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(378,361

)

       Net income from operations

 

 

 

3,655,676

 

 

 

 

3,349,946

 

Other income - interest income

 

 

 

34,600

 

 

 

 

6,678

 

       Net income before income taxes

 

$

 

3,690,276

 

 

$

 

3,356,624

 

Provision for income tax

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       Net income attributable to common shares

 

$

 

3,690,276

 

 

$

 

3,356,624

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income/(loss) per common stock:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       Class A Common Stock - basic and diluted

 

$

 

0.09

 

 

$

 

(1.15

)

       Class F Common Stock - basic and diluted

 

$

 

0.09

 

 

$

 

(1.15

)

 

See accompanying notes to the unaudited, interim financial statements.

 

 

4


 

GORES HOLDINGS VIII, INC.

STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY (DEFICIT)

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

For the 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

 

 

Equity (Deficit)

 

Beginning Balance at January 1, 2021

 

 

-

 

 

$

 

-

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

$

 

-

 

 

$

 

-

 

 

$

 

(1,200

)

 

$

 

(1,200

)

Sale of Class F Common Stock to Sponsor on January 11, 2021 at $0.0001 par value

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

8,625,000

 

 

 

 

863

 

 

 

 

24,137

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

25,000

 

Excess of fair value paid by founders for warrants

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

4,272,001

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

4,272,001

 

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

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

(4,296,138

)

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

(4,296,138

)

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

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

(21,456,137

)

 

 

 

(21,456,137

)

Net income

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

3,356,624

 

 

 

 

3,356,624

 

Balance at March 31, 2021

 

 

-

 

 

$

 

-

 

 

 

 

8,625,000

 

 

$

 

863

 

 

$

 

-

 

 

$

 

(18,100,713

)

 

$

 

(18,099,850

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the 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

 

 

Equity (Deficit)

 

Balance at January 1, 2022

 

 

-

 

 

$

 

-

 

 

 

 

8,625,000

 

 

$

 

863

 

 

$

 

-

 

 

$

 

(30,139,400

)

 

$

 

(30,138,537

)

Net income

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

3,690,276

 

 

 

 

3,690,276

 

Balance at March 31, 2022

 

 

-

 

 

$

 

-

 

 

 

 

8,625,000

 

 

$

 

863

 

 

$

 

-

 

 

$

 

(26,449,124

)

 

$

 

(26,448,261

)

 

See accompanying notes to the unaudited, interim financial statements

 

 

5


 

GORES HOLDINGS VIII, INC.

STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

Three Months

Ended

March 31, 2022

 

 

Three Months

Ended

March 31, 2021

 

Cash flows from operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

$

3,690,276

 

 

$

3,356,624

 

Changes in state franchise tax accrual

 

 

(150,000

)

 

 

49,550

 

Changes in prepaid assets

 

 

193,452

 

 

 

(1,868,596

)

Changes in accrued expenses, formation and offering costs

 

 

1,111,211

 

 

 

404,334

 

Issuance costs related to warrant liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

378,361

 

Changes in fair value warrants derivative liabilities

 

 

(5,459,375

)

 

 

(4,149,125

)

Net cash used in operating activities

 

 

(614,436

)

 

 

(1,828,852

)

Cash flows from investing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash deposited in Trust Account

 

 

 

 

 

(345,000,000

)

Interest reinvested in the Trust Account

 

 

(34,600

)

 

 

(6,678

)

Net cash used in investing activities

 

 

(34,600

)

 

 

(345,006,678

)

Cash flows from financing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proceeds from sale of Units in Public Offering

 

 

 

 

 

345,000,000

 

Proceeds from sale of Private Placement Warrants to Sponsor

 

 

 

 

 

8,900,000

 

Proceeds from sale of Class F Common Stock to Sponsor

 

 

 

 

 

25,000

 

Proceeds from notes and advances payable – related party

 

 

400,000

 

 

 

1,975,000

 

Repayment of notes and advances payable – related party

 

 

 

 

 

(625,000

)

Payment of underwriter's discounts and commissions

 

 

 

 

 

(6,900,000

)

Payment of accrued offering costs

 

 

 

 

 

(428,136

)

Net cash provided by financing activities

 

 

400,000

 

 

 

347,946,864

 

Increase in cash

 

 

(249,036

)

 

 

1,111,334

 

Cash at beginning of period

 

 

317,220

 

 

 

 

Cash at end of period

 

$

68,184

 

 

$

1,111,334

 

Supplemental disclosure of non-cash financing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deferred underwriting compensation

 

$

 

 

$

12,075,000

 

Supplemental disclosure of income and franchise taxes paid:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash paid for income and state franchise taxes

 

$

200,000

 

 

$

450

 

 

See accompanying notes to the unaudited, interim financial statements.

 

6


 

GORES HOLDINGS VIII, INC.

NOTES TO THE UNAUDITED, INTERIM FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

1.       Organization and Business Operations

Organization and General

Gores Holdings VIII, Inc. (the “Company”) was incorporated in Delaware on September 14, 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 Sponsor VIII, 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 1, 2021 (the “IPO Closing Date”). 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 will generate non-operating income in the form of interest income on cash and cash equivalents 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 December 13, 2021, Gores Holdings VIII, Inc. entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement”), by and among the Company, Frontier Merger Sub, Inc. (“First Merger Sub”), Frontier Merger Sub II, LLC (“Second Merger Sub”), and Footprint International Holdco, Inc. (“Footprint”), which provides for, among other things: (a) the merger of First Merger Sub with and into Footprint, with Footprint continuing as the surviving corporation (the “First Merger”); and (b) immediately following the First Merger and as part of the same overall transaction as the First Merger, the merger of Footprint with and into Second Merger Sub, with Second Merger Sub continuing as the surviving entity (the “Second Merger” and, together with the First Merger, the “Mergers”). The transactions set forth in the Merger Agreement, including the Mergers, will constitute a “Business Combination” as contemplated by the Company’s Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation.

The Merger Agreement and the transactions contemplated thereby were unanimously approved by the Board of Directors of the Company and the Board of Directors of Footprint (the “Footprint Board”) on December 13, 2021.

The Merger Agreement

Merger Consideration

Pursuant to the terms of the Merger Agreement, at the effective time of the First Merger, (a) each share of (i) Footprint’s common stock, par value $0.000001 per share (“Footprint Common Stock”), including shares of Footprint Common Stock issuable pursuant to the exercise of warrants to purchase Footprint Common Stock (“Footprint Warrants”), will be converted into the right to receive a number of newly-issued shares of the Company’s Class A Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share (“Company Class A Stock”), equal to the Per Share Company Common Stock Consideration (as defined in the Merger Agreement), (ii) Footprint’s Class A preferred stock, par value $0.001 per share (“Footprint Class A Preferred Stock”), will be converted into the right to receive a number of newly-issued shares of Company Class A Stock equal to the Per Share Company Class A Preferred Stock Consideration (as defined in the Merger Agreement), (iii) Footprint’s Class B preferred stock, par value $0.001 per share (“Footprint Class B Preferred Stock”), will be converted into the right to receive a number of newly-issued shares of Company Class A Stock equal to the Per Share Company Class B Preferred Stock Consideration (as defined in the Merger Agreement), and (iv) Footprint’s Class C preferred stock, par value $0.001 per share (“Footprint Class C Preferred Stock”), will be converted into the right to receive a number of newly-issued shares of Company Class A Stock equal to the Per Share Company Class C Preferred Stock Consideration (as defined in the Merger Agreement) and (b) each of the promissory notes outstanding that entitle the holder thereof to

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convert outstanding amounts into shares of capital stock of Footprint (“Footprint Convertible Promissory Notes”) will be converted into the right to receive a number of newly-issued shares of Company Class A Stock set forth on the Company Closing Certificate (as defined in the Merger Agreement). Pursuant to the terms of the Merger Agreement, the Company is required to use reasonable best efforts to cause the shares of Company Class A Common Stock to be issued in connection with the transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement (the “Business Combination”) to be listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market (the “NASDAQ”) at the closing of the Business Combination.

Pursuant to the Merger Agreement, the aggregate merger consideration payable at the closing of the Business Combination to all of the stockholders, holders of stock options of Footprint, holders of Footprint Warrants and holders of Footprint Convertible Promissory Notes will be an aggregate of 161,776,650 shares of Company Class A Stock (deemed to have a value of $10.00 per share).

In addition to the consideration to be paid at the closing of the Business Combination, certain stockholders and holders of stock options of Footprint will be entitled to receive, pursuant to the Merger Agreement or the Parent Performance Plan (as defined in the Merger Agreement), additional shares of Company Class A Stock or performance-based restricted stock units from the Company, as applicable, subject to the terms provided in the Merger Agreement or the Parent Performance Plan.

Treatment of Footprint’s Stock Options

Pursuant to the Merger Agreement, at the closing of the Business Combination, each of Footprint’s stock options, to the extent then outstanding and unexercised, will automatically be converted into an option to acquire a certain number of shares of Company Class A Stock and at an adjusted exercise price per share as determined pursuant to the terms of the Merger Agreement. Each such converted option will be subject to the same terms and conditions as were applicable to the corresponding Footprint stock option as of immediately prior to the closing of the Business Combination.

Representations, Warranties and Covenants

The parties to the Merger 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 Merger Agreement will not survive the closing of the Business Combination.

Covenants

The Merger Agreement includes customary covenants of the parties with respect to operation of their respective businesses prior to consummation of the Business Combination and efforts to satisfy conditions to consummation of the Business Combination. The Merger Agreement also contains additional covenants of the parties, including, among others, (a) covenants providing for the Company and Footprint to use their reasonable best efforts to obtain all necessary regulatory approvals and (b) covenants providing for the Company and Footprint to cooperate in the preparation of the Registration Statement and Proxy Statement (as each such term is defined in the Merger Agreement) required to be filed in connection with the Business Combination. The covenants of the parties to the Merger Agreement will not survive the closing of the Business Combination, except for those covenants that by their terms expressly apply in whole or in part after the closing of the Business Combination.

Conditions to Consummation of the Business Combination

The consummation of the Business Combination is conditioned upon, among other things, (a) the expiration or termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, (b) the absence of any governmental order, statute, rule or regulation enjoining or prohibiting the consummation of the Business Combination, (c) the Company having at least $5,000,001 of net tangible assets (as determined in accordance with Rule 3a51-1(g)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”)) remaining after the completion of the contemplated redemption offer in relation to Company Class A Stock in accordance with the terms of the Merger Agreement, (d) receipt of the required Company stockholder approval,

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(e) the adoption of the Merger Agreement and the approval of the transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement by holders of a majority of the voting power of the outstanding shares of Footprint Common Stock (the “Footprint Stockholder Approval”), (f) the effectiveness of the Registration Statement under the Securities Act, (g) the receipt of the approval for listing by NASDAQ of the Company Class A Stock to be issued in connection with the closing of the Business Combination, subject only to (i) the requirement to have a sufficient number of round lot holders and (ii) official notice of listing, and (h) the Closing Parent Cash (as defined in the Merger Agreement) being equal to or exceeding $550,000,000.

Following approval of the Merger Agreement and the transactions contemplated thereby by the Footprint Board, and receipt of the recommendation of the Footprint Board to adopt the Merger Agreement and approve the transactions contemplated thereby, Footprint stockholders holding a sufficient amount of Footprint Common Stock delivered a written consent adopting the Merger Agreement and approving the transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement, and no further approval of Footprint’s stockholders is required with respect to the consummation of the transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement.

Termination

The Merger Agreement may be terminated at any time prior to the consummation of the Mergers (whether before or after the required Company stockholder vote and Footprint Stockholder Approval has been obtained) by mutual written consent of the Company and Footprint and in certain other circumstances, including if the Business Combination has not been consummated by July 13, 2022 (the “Outside Date”) and the delay in closing prior to such date is not due to the breach of the Merger Agreement by the party seeking to terminate.

The foregoing description of the Merger Agreement and the transactions contemplated thereby, including the Mergers, does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by the terms and conditions of the Merger Agreement. The Merger Agreement contains representations, warranties and covenants that the respective parties made to each other as of the date of such agreement or other specific dates. The assertions embodied in those representations, warranties and covenants were made for purposes of the contract among the respective parties to the Merger Agreement and are subject to important qualifications and limitations agreed to by the contracting parties in connection with negotiating the Merger Agreement. The Merger Agreement has been attached to provide investors with information regarding its terms. It is not intended to provide any other factual information about the Company or any other party to the Merger Agreement. In particular, the representations, warranties, covenants and agreements contained in the Merger Agreement, which were made only for purposes of the Merger Agreement and as of specific dates, were solely for the benefit of the respective parties to the Merger Agreement, may be subject to limitations agreed upon by the contracting parties (including being qualified by confidential disclosures made for the purposes of allocating contractual risk between the respective parties to the Merger Agreement instead of establishing these matters as facts) and may be subject to standards of materiality applicable to the contracting parties that differ from those applicable to the Company’s investors and security holders. Company investors and security holders are not third-party beneficiaries under the Merger Agreement and should not rely on the representations, warranties or covenants of any party to the Merger Agreement. Moreover, information concerning the subject matter of the representations and warranties may change after the date of the Merger Agreement, which subsequent information may or may not be fully reflected in the Company’s public disclosures.

PIPE Investment; Subscription Agreements

On December 13, 2021, the Company entered into subscription agreements (each, a “Subscription Agreement” and collectively, the “Subscription Agreements”) with certain investors, including certain individuals (each, an “Individual Investor Subscription Agreement”), institutional investors (each, an “Institutional Investor Subscription Agreement”) and Gores Sponsor VIII LLC (the “Sponsor Subscription Agreement,” and, together with the Individual Investor Subscription Agreement and the Institutional Investor Subscription Agreement, the “PIPE Subscription Agreements”), pursuant to which the investors have agreed to purchase an aggregate of 31,055,000 shares of Company Class A Stock in a private placement for $10.00 per share (the “PIPE Investment”).

Each Subscription Agreement will terminate with no further force and effect upon the earliest to occur of: (a) such date and time as the Merger Agreement is terminated in accordance with its terms; (b) upon the mutual written agreement of the parties to such Subscription Agreement; (c) if any of the conditions to closing set forth in

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such Subscription Agreement are not satisfied or waived on or prior to the closing and, as a result thereof, the transactions contemplated by such Subscription Agreement are not consummated at the closing; and (d) 30 days after the Outside Date, if the closing of the Business Combination shall not have occurred by such date other than as a result of a breach of the investor’s obligations under the Subscription Agreement. As of the date hereof, the shares of Company Class A Stock to be issued pursuant to the Subscription Agreements have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). The Company will, within 30 days after the closing, file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) a registration statement (the “Post-Closing Registration Statement”) registering the resale of such shares of Class A Common Stock and will use its commercially reasonable efforts to have such Post-Closing Registration Statement declared effective as soon as practicable after the filing thereof.

The Sponsor Subscription Agreement is substantially similar to the Individual Investor Subscription Agreements, except that the Sponsor has the right to assign its commitment to purchase the Company Class A Stock under the Sponsor Subscription Agreement in advance of the closing of the Business Combination. The Institutional Investor Subscription Agreement is substantially similar to the Individual Investor Subscription Agreement.

The foregoing description of the PIPE Subscription Agreements does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by the terms and conditions of the PIPE Subscription Agreements, a form of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

Waiver and Share Surrender Agreement

On December 13, 2021, the Company entered a Waiver and Share Surrender Agreement (the “Waiver Agreement”) with the Sponsor and each holder (including the Sponsor) (each, a “Class F Holder,” and, collectively, the “Class F Holders”) of the Company’s Class F Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share (“Class F Common Stock”), pursuant to which (a) the Class F Holders have agreed to waive certain of the anti-dilution rights in respect of their Class F Common Stock and (b) the Sponsor has agreed to irrevocably surrender 1,501,650 shares of Class F Common Stock, in each case, in connection with, and subject to, the closing of the Business Combination.

The foregoing description of the Waiver Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by the terms and conditions of the Waiver Agreement, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.2 and is incorporated herein by reference.

Financing

Upon the closing of the Public Offering and the sale of the Private Placement Warrants, an aggregate of $345,000,000 was placed in a Trust Account with Computershare acting as trustee (the “Trust Account”).

The Company intends to finance a Business Combination with the net proceeds from its $345,000,000 Public Offering and its sale of $8,900,000 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 (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

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the Business Combination by March 1, 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 1, 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. The Business Combination must be with one or more target businesses that together have an aggregate fair market value of at least 80% of the assets held in the Trust Account (less any deferred underwriting commissions and taxes payable on interest income 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 income but less taxes payable, 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 the consummation of the Business Combination, including interest income but less taxes payable. 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. If the Company seeks stockholder approval, it will complete its Business Combination only if a majority of the outstanding shares of common stock voted are voted in favor of the Business Combination. Currently, the Company will not redeem its public shares of 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.

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”) in subsequent periods.

The Company will have until March 1, 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.

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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.

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 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 2021 and the results of operations and cash flows for the periods presented. Operating results for the period ended March 31, 2022 and 2021 are not necessarily indicative of results that may be expected for the full year or any other period.  

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. Public and private warrants to purchase 7,279,166 shares of Common Stock at $11.50 per share were issued on March 1, 2021. At March 31, 2022 and 2021, no warrants had been exercised. The 7,279,166 potential common shares for outstanding warrants to purchase the Company’s stock were excluded from diluted earnings per share for the periods 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 periods. 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:

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

March 31, 2022

 

 

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

 

$

 

2,952,221

 

 

$

 

738,055

 

 

$

 

(13,613,043

)

 

$

 

(8,782,609

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Denominator:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted-average shares outstanding

 

 

 

34,500,000

 

 

 

 

8,625,000

 

 

 

 

11,883,333

 

 

 

 

7,666,667

 

Basic and diluted net income/(loss) per share

 

$

 

0.09

 

 

$

 

0.09

 

 

$

 

(1.15

)

 

$

 

(1.15

)

 

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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 sheet.

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.

 

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 the all 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 forward purchase agreements could not be accounted for as components of equity. As the Warrant Securities and forward purchase agreements meet the definition of a derivative in accordance with ASC 815, the Warrant Securities and 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

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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 Topic 5A, “Expenses of Offering”. Offering costs were $19,405,785 (including $18,975,000 in underwriter’s fees) consisting principally of professional and registration fees incurred through the balance sheet date that are related to the Public Offering and were charged to stockholders’ equity upon the completion of the Public Offering. Since the Company is required to classify the warrants as derivative liabilities, offering costs totaling $378,413 are reflected as an expense in the statements of operations.

Redeemable Common Stock

As discussed in Note 3, all of the 34,500,000 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 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 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 Topic 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.

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.

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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 continually monitors its positions with and the credit quality of the financial institutions with which it invests. Periodically, the Company may maintain balances in various operating accounts in excess of federally insured limits.

Cash, Cash Equivalents and Other Investments Held in Trust Account

At March 31, 2022, the Company had $345,065,339 in the Trust Account which may be utilized for Business Combinations. At 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 pay taxes, if any, none of the funds held in trust will be released until the earlier of: (i) the completion of the Business Combination; (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 1, 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 1, 2023, subject to the requirements of law and stock exchange rules.

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 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 1, 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 1, 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 $15,403,610 and $19,501,774, respectively, and a working capital deficit of ($14,438,600) and ($18,094,276), 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. 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.

3.       Public Offering

Public Units

On March 1, 2021, the Company sold 34,500,000 units at a price of $10.00 per unit (the “Units”), including 4,500,000 Units as a result of the underwriter’s full exercise of its over-allotment option, generating gross proceeds of $345,000,000. Each Unit consists of one share of the Company’s Class A Common Stock (the “public shares”), and one-eighth 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 underwriter 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. The Company paid an upfront underwriting discount of 2.00% ($6,900,000) of the per Unit offering price to the underwriter at the closing of the Public Offering, with an additional fee (the “Deferred Discount”) of 3.50% ($12,075,000) of the gross offering proceeds payable upon the Company’s completion of a Business Combination. The Deferred Discount will become payable to the underwriter from the amounts held in the Trust Account solely in the event the Company completes its Business Combination. The underwriter is 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 $8,754,375. At March 31, 2022, the fair value has decreased to $5,520,000. The change in fair value of $3,234,375 is reflected as a gain in the statements of operations.  

All of the 34,500,000 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

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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, 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, and there has been no additional accretion for the three months ended March 31, 2022:

 

 

As of March 31, 2022

 

Gross proceeds

 

$

 

345,000,000

 

Less:

 

 

 

 

 

Proceeds allocated to public warrants

 

$

 

(6,727,500

)

Class A shares issuance costs

 

$

 

(19,027,372

)

Plus:

 

 

 

 

 

Accretion of carrying value to redemption value

 

$

 

25,754,872

 

Contingently redeemable Class A Common Stock

 

$

 

345,000,000

 

 

4.       Related Party Transactions

Founder Shares

On January 11, 2021, the Sponsor purchased 8,625,000 shares of Class F Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share, of the Company (the “Founder Shares”) for $25,000, or approximately $0.003 per share. The Founder Shares included an aggregate of up to 1,125,000 shares subject to forfeiture by the Sponsor depending on the extent to which the underwriter’s over-allotment is exercised. As a result of the underwriter’s election to fully exercise its over-allotment option, 1,125,000 Founder Shares are no longer subject to forfeiture. The number of Founder Shares issued was determined based on the expectation that such Founder Shares would represent 20% of the outstanding shares upon completion of the Public Offering. On February 23, 2021, the Sponsor transferred 25,000 Founder Shares to each of the three independent directors at their original purchase price.  At March 31, 2022, there was an aggregate of 8,625,000 Founder Shares outstanding. The Founder Shares are identical to the Class A Common Stock included in the Units sold in the Public Offering except that the Founder Shares are convertible under the circumstances described below. The Founder Shares will automatically convert into shares of Class A Common Stock at the time of the Business Combination on a one-for-one basis, subject to adjustment as described in the Company’s certificate of incorporation.

The sale of the Founders Shares is in the scope of FASB ASC Topic 718, “Compensation-Stock Compensation” (“ASC 718”).  Under ASC 718, stock-based compensation associated with equity-classified awards is measured at fair value upon the grant date. The Founders Shares were granted subject to a performance condition (i.e., the occurrence of a Business Combination). Compensation expense related to the Founders Shares is recognized only when the performance condition is probable of occurrence under the applicable accounting literature in this circumstance. As of March 31, 2022, the Company determined that a Business Combination is not considered probable, and, therefore, no stock-based compensation expense has been recognized. Stock-based compensation would be recognized at the date a Business Combination is considered probable (i.e., upon consummation of a Business Combination) in an amount equal to the number of Founders Shares that ultimately

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vest multiplied times the grant date fair value per share (unless subsequently modified) less the amount initially received for the purchase of the Founders Shares.

Private Placement Warrants

The Sponsor has purchased from the Company an aggregate of 2,966,666 whole warrants at a price of $3.00 per warrant (a purchase price of approximately $8,900,000) in a private placement that occurred simultaneously with the completion of the Public Offering (the “Private Placement Warrants”). Each Private Placement Warrant entitles the holder to purchase one share of Class A Common Stock at $11.50 per share. A portion of the purchase price of the Private Placement Warrants was added to the proceeds from the Public Offering to be held in the Trust Account pending completion of the Business Combination.

The Private Placement Warrants have terms and provisions that are identical to those of the Warrants being sold as part of the Units in the Public Offering, except the Private Placement Warrants may be physical (cash) or net share (cashless) settled and are not redeemable so long as they are held by our Sponsor or its permitted transferees.

If the Company does not complete a Business Combination, then the Private Placement Warrants proceeds will be part of the liquidation distribution to the public stockholders and the Private Placement Warrants will expire worthless. Consistent with the public warrants, the private warrants are accounted for as liabilities under ASC Topic 814-40, due to their terms.

Registration Rights

The holders of Founder Shares, Private Placement Warrants and Warrants issued upon the conversion of working capital loans, if any, hold registration rights (in the case of the Founder Shares, only after conversion of such shares to shares of Class A Common Stock) pursuant to a registration rights agreement entered into by the Company, the Sponsor and the other security holders named therein on March 1, 2021. These holders will be entitled to certain demand and “piggyback” registration rights. The Company will bear the expenses incurred in connection with the filing of any such registration statements.

Sponsor Loan

Prior to the completion of the Public Offering, the Sponsor loaned the Company an aggregate of $300,000 by the issuance of an unsecured promissory note (the “Note”) issued by the Company in favor of the Sponsor to cover organization expenses and expenses related to the Public Offering. The Note was non-interest bearing and payable on the earlier of January 31, 2022 or the completion of the Public Offering. The Note was repaid upon completion of the Public Offering.

On March 19, 2021, the Sponsor made available to the Company a loan of up to $4,000,000 pursuant to a promissory note issued by the Company to the Sponsor. The proceeds from the note will be used for on-going operational expenses and certain other expenses in connection with the Proposed Business Combination. The note is unsecured, non-interest bearing and matures on the earlier of: (i) February 11, 2023 or (ii) the date on which the Company consummates the Proposed Business Combination. As of March 31, 2022, the amount advanced by Sponsor to the Company was $1,750,000.

In addition, in order to finance transaction costs in connection with our Business Combination, our Sponsor or an affiliate of our Sponsor or certain of our officers and directors may loan us funds as may be required. If we complete a Business Combination, we would repay such loaned amounts. In the event that our 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 the Trust Account would be used for such repayment. Up to $1,500,000 of such loans may be convertible into warrants at a price of $3.00 per warrant at the option of the lender. Such warrants would be identical to the Private Placement Warrants, including as to exercise price, exercisability and exercise period. The terms of such loans by our officers and directors, if any, have not been determined and no written agreements exist with respect to such loans. We do not expect to seek loans from parties other than our

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Sponsor or an affiliate of our Sponsor as we do not believe third parties will be willing to loan such funds and provide a waiver against any and all rights to seek access to funds in the Trust Account.

Administrative Services Agreement

The Company entered into an administrative services agreement pursuant to which it agreed to pay to an affiliate of the Sponsor $20,000 per month for office space, utilities, and secretarial support. Services commenced on February 25, 2021 (the date the securities were first listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market) and will terminate upon the earlier of the consummation by the Company of a Business Combination or the liquidation of the Company.

For the three months ended March 31, 2022 the Company paid the affiliate $60,000. For the period commencing February 25, 2021 through March 31, 2022 the Company has paid the affiliate $262,857.

5.       Deferred Underwriting Compensation

The Company is committed to pay a deferred underwriting discount totaling $12,075,000 or 3.50% of the gross offering proceeds of the Public Offering, to the underwriter upon the Company’s consummation of a Business Combination. The underwriter is not entitled to any interest accrued on the Deferred Discount, and no Deferred Discount is payable to the underwriter if there is no Business Combination.

6.       Income Taxes

Income tax expense during interim periods is based on applying an estimated annual effective income tax rate to year-to-date income, plus any significant unusual or infrequently occurring items which are recorded in the interim period. The Company’s effective tax rates differ from the federal statutory rate primarily due to the fair value on instruments treated as debt for GAAP and equity for tax purposes, which is not deductible for income tax purposes, for 2021 and 2022.

The computation of the annual estimated effective tax rate at each interim period requires certain estimates and significant judgment including, but not limited to, the expected operating income for the year, projections of the proportion of income earned and taxed in various jurisdictions, permanent and temporary differences, and the likelihood of recovering deferred tax assets generated in the current year. The accounting estimates used to compute the provision for income taxes may change as new events occur, more experience is obtained, additional information becomes known or as the tax environment changes.

The Company has evaluated tax positions taken or expected to be taken in the course of preparing the financial statements to determine if the tax positions are “more likely than not” of being sustained by the applicable tax authority. Tax positions not deemed to meet the “more likely than not” threshold would be recorded as a tax benefit or expense in the current year. The Company has concluded that there was no impact related to uncertain tax positions on the results of its operations for the period ended March 31, 2022. As of March 31, 2022, the Company has no accrued interest or penalties related to uncertain tax positions. 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 conclusions regarding tax positions will be subject to review and may be adjusted at a later date based on factors including, but not limited to, ongoing analyses of tax laws, regulations, and interpretations thereof.

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7.       Fair Value Measurement

The Company complies with ASC 820 for its financial assets and liabilities that are re-measured and reported at fair value at each reporting period, and non-financial assets and liabilities that are re-measured and reported at fair value at least annually. ASC 820 determines fair value to be the price that would be received to sell an asset or would be paid to transfer a liability (i.e., the exit price) in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date.

Warrants

The Company has determined that warrants issued in connection with its initial public offering in January 2021 are subject to treatment as a liability. The Company utilized a Monte Carlo simulation methodology to value the warrants for periods prior to public warrant trading and observable transactions for subsequent periods, with changes in fair value recognized in the statements of operations. The estimated fair value of the warrant liability is determined using Level 1 and Level 2 inputs. The key assumptions in the option pricing model utilized are assumptions related to expected share-price volatility, expected term, risk-free interest rate and dividend yield. The expected volatility as of the IPO Closing Date and March 31, 2021 was derived from observable public warrant pricing on comparable ‘blank-check’ companies that recently went public in close proximity to the Company’s IPO Closing Date. At March 31, 2022, there were observable transactions in the Company’s public warrants. The risk-free interest rate is based on the interpolated U.S. Constant Maturity Treasury yield. The expected term of the warrants is assumed to be six months until the close of a Business Combination, and the contractual five year term subsequently. The dividend rate is based on the historical rate, which the Company anticipates to remain at zero. At March 31, 2022, the Public Warrants had adequate trading volume to provide a reliable indication of value. The Public Warrants were valued at $1.28 per warrant at March 31, 2022. The fair value of the Private Placement Warrants was deemed to be equal to the fair value of the Public Warrants because the Private Placement Warrants have similar terms and are subject to substantially the same redemption features as the Public Warrants.

Subsequent Measurement

The Warrants are measured at fair value on a recurring basis. The subsequent measurement of the Public and Private Warrants as of March 31, 2022, is classified as Level 1 and Level 2, respectively, due to the use of both observable inputs in an active market as well as quoted prices in active markets for similar assets and liabilities.  

As of March 31, 2022, the aggregate values of the Private Placement Warrants and Public Warrants were $3.8 million and $5.5 million, respectively, based on the closing price of GIIXW on that date of $1.28.

As of December 31, 2021, the aggregate values of the Private Placement Warrants and Public Warrants were $6.0 million and $8.8 million, respectively, based on the closing price of GIIXW on that date of $2.03.

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

 

Private Placement Warrants

 

 

Public Warrants

 

 

Total Warrant Liabilities

 

Fair value at December 31, 2021

$

6,022,332

 

 

$

8,754,375

 

 

$

14,776,707

 

Change in fair value

 

(2,225,000

)

 

 

(3,234,375

)

 

 

(5,459,375

)

Fair value at March 31, 2022

$

3,797,332

 

 

$

5,520,000

 

 

$

9,317,332

 

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The following table presents information about the Company’s assets and liabilities that are measured at fair value on a recurring basis as of March 31, 2022 and indicates the fair value hierarchy of the valuation techniques the Company utilized to determine such fair value. In general, fair values determined by Level 1 inputs utilize quoted prices (unadjusted) in active markets for identical assets or liabilities. Fair values determined by Level 2 inputs utilize data points that are observable such as quoted prices, interest rates and yield curves. Fair values determined by Level 3 inputs are unobservable data points for the asset or liability, and includes situations where there is little, if any, market activity for the asset or liability:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Significant

 

 

Significant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other

 

 

Other

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quoted Prices in

 

 

Observable

 

 

Unobservable

 

 

 

March 31,

 

 

Active Markets

 

 

Inputs

 

 

Inputs

 

 

 

2022

 

 

(Level 1)

 

 

(Level 2)

 

 

(Level 3)

 

Cash, Cash Equivalents and Other Investments Held in Trust Account

 

$

 

345,065,339

 

 

$

 

345,065,339

 

 

$

 

 

 

$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Derivative warrant liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public warrants

 

 

 

(5,520,000

)

 

 

 

(5,520,000

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Private placement warrants

 

 

 

(3,797,332

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(3,797,332

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

8.       Common and Preferred Stock

Common Stock

The Company is authorized to issue 400,000,000 shares of Class A Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share, and 40,000,000 shares of Class F Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share. Holders of the Company’s common stock are entitled to one vote for each share of common stock. At March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, there were 34,500,000 shares of Class A Common Stock and 8,625,000 shares of Class F Common Stock issued and outstanding, respectively.

Preferred Stock

The Company is authorized to issue 1,000,000 shares of preferred stock, par value $0.0001 per share, with such designations, voting and other rights and preferences as may be determined from time to time by the Board of Directors. At March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, there were no shares of preferred stock issued and outstanding.

 

9.       Risk and Uncertainties

Management continues to evaluate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the industry and has concluded that while it is reasonably possible that the virus could have 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 financial statements. Additionally, various social and political circumstances in the U.S. and around the world (including wars and other forms of conflict, including rising trade tensions between the United States and China, and other uncertainties regarding actual and potential shifts in the U.S. and foreign, trade, economic and other policies with other countries, terrorist acts, security operations and catastrophic events such as fires, floods, earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes and global health epidemics), may also contribute to increased market volatility and economic uncertainties or deterioration in the U.S. and worldwide. Specifically, the rising conflict between Russia and Ukraine, and resulting market volatility could adversely affect the Company’s ability to complete a business combination. In response to the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, the U.S. and other countries have imposed sanctions or other restrictive actions against Russia. Any of the above factors, including sanctions, export controls, tariffs, trade wars and other governmental actions, could have a material adverse effect on the Company’s ability to complete a business combination and the value of the Company’s securities. The financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty.

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On March 30, 2022, the SEC issued proposed rules (the “2022 Proposed Rules”) relating to, among other items, enhancing disclosures in business combination transactions involving SPACs and private operating companies; amending the financial statement requirements applicable to transactions involving shell companies; effectively limiting the use of projections in SEC filings in connection with proposed business combination transactions; increasing 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. The 2022 Proposed Rules, if adopted, whether in the form proposed or in revised form, and certain positions and legal conclusions expressed by the SEC in connection with the 2022 Proposed Rules, may materially adversely affect our ability to negotiate and complete our Business Combination and may increase the costs and time related thereto.

 

10.       Subsequent Events

Management has performed an evaluation of subsequent events through May 13, 2022, noting no items which require adjustment or disclosure other than those set forth in the preceding notes to the financial statements.

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Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

The following discussion and analysis of the Company’s financial condition and results of operations should be read in conjunction with our unaudited financial statements and the notes related thereto which are included in “Item 1. Financial Statements” of this Quarterly Report on Form 10‑Q.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

All statements other than statements of historical fact included in this Quarterly Report on Form 10‑Q including, without limitation, statements under 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. When used in this Quarterly Report on Form 10‑Q, words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend” and similar expressions, as they relate to us or the Company’s management, identify forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are based on the beliefs of management, as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, the Company’s management. Actual results could differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements as a result of certain factors detailed in our filings with the SEC. All subsequent written or oral forward-looking statements attributable to us or persons acting on the Company’s behalf are qualified in their entirety by this paragraph.

Overview

We are a blank check company incorporated on September 14, 2020 as a Delaware corporation and formed for the purpose of effecting a Business Combination with one or more target businesses. We completed our Public Offering on March 1, 2021.  

We presently have no revenue, have had losses since inception from incurring formation costs and have had no operations other than the active solicitation of a target business with which to complete a business combination.

Recent Developments

Proposed Business Combination

On December 13, 2021, Gores Holdings VIII, Inc. entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement”), by and among the Company, Frontier Merger Sub, Inc. (“First Merger Sub”), Frontier Merger Sub II, LLC (“Second Merger Sub”), and Footprint International Holdco, Inc. (“Footprint”), which provides for, among other things: (a) the merger of First Merger Sub with and into Footprint, with Footprint continuing as the surviving corporation (the “First Merger”); and (b) immediately following the First Merger and as part of the same overall transaction as the First Merger, the merger of Footprint with and into Second Merger Sub, with Second Merger Sub continuing as the surviving entity (the “Second Merger” and, together with the First Merger, the “Mergers”). The transactions set forth in the Merger Agreement, including the Mergers, will constitute a “Business Combination” as contemplated by the Company’s Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation.

The Merger Agreement and the transactions contemplated thereby were unanimously approved by the Board of Directors of the Company and the Board of Directors of Footprint (the “Footprint Board”) on December 13, 2021.

The Merger Agreement

Merger Consideration

Pursuant to the terms of the Merger Agreement, at the effective time of the First Merger, (a) each share of (i) Footprint’s common stock, par value $0.000001 per share (“Footprint Common Stock”), including shares of Footprint Common Stock issuable pursuant to the exercise of warrants to purchase Footprint Common Stock (“Footprint Warrants”), will be converted into the right to receive a number of newly-issued shares of the Company’s Class A Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share (“Company Class A Stock”), equal to the Per Share Company Common Stock Consideration (as defined in the Merger Agreement), (ii) Footprint’s Class A preferred stock, par value $0.001 per share (“Footprint Class A Preferred Stock”), will be converted into the right to receive a number of newly-issued shares of Company Class A Stock equal to the Per Share Company Class A

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Preferred Stock Consideration (as defined in the Merger Agreement), (iii) Footprint’s Class B preferred stock, par value $0.001 per share (“Footprint Class B Preferred Stock”), will be converted into the right to receive a number of newly-issued shares of Company Class A Stock equal to the Per Share Company Class B Preferred Stock Consideration (as defined in the Merger Agreement), and (iv) Footprint’s Class C preferred stock, par value $0.001 per share (“Footprint Class C Preferred Stock”), will be converted into the right to receive a number of newly-issued shares of Company Class A Stock equal to the Per Share Company Class C Preferred Stock Consideration (as defined in the Merger Agreement) and (b) each of the promissory notes outstanding that entitle the holder thereof to convert outstanding amounts into shares of capital stock of Footprint (“Footprint Convertible Promissory Notes”) will be converted into the right to receive a number of newly-issued shares of Company Class A Stock set forth on the Company Closing Certificate (as defined in the Merger Agreement). Pursuant to the terms of the Merger Agreement, the Company is required to use reasonable best efforts to cause the shares of Company Class A Common Stock to be issued in connection with the transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement to be listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market (the “NASDAQ”) at the closing of the Proposed Business Combination.

Pursuant to the Merger Agreement, the aggregate merger consideration payable at the closing of the Proposed Business Combination to all of the stockholders, holders of stock options of Footprint, holders of Footprint Warrants and holders of Footprint Convertible Promissory Notes will be an aggregate of 161,776,650 shares of Company Class A Stock (deemed to have a value of $10.00 per share).

In addition to the consideration to be paid at the closing of the Proposed Business Combination, certain stockholders and holders of stock options of Footprint will be entitled to receive, pursuant to the Merger Agreement or the Parent Performance Plan (as defined in the Merger Agreement), additional shares of Company Class A Stock or performance-based restricted stock units from the Company, as applicable, subject to the terms provided in the Merger Agreement or the Parent Performance Plan.

Treatment of Footprint’s Stock Options

Pursuant to the Merger Agreement, at the closing of the Proposed Business Combination, each of Footprint’s stock options, to the extent then outstanding and unexercised, will automatically be converted into an option to acquire a certain number of shares of Company Class A Stock and at an adjusted exercise price per share as determined pursuant to the terms of the Merger Agreement. Each such converted option will be subject to the same terms and conditions as were applicable to the corresponding Footprint stock option as of immediately prior to the closing of the Proposed Business Combination.

Representations, Warranties and Covenants

The parties to the Merger 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 Merger Agreement will not survive the closing of the Proposed Business Combination.

Covenants

The Merger Agreement includes customary covenants of the parties with respect to operation of their respective businesses prior to consummation of the Proposed Business Combination and efforts to satisfy conditions to consummation of the Proposed Business Combination. The Merger Agreement also contains additional covenants of the parties, including, among others, (a) covenants providing for the Company and Footprint to use their reasonable best efforts to obtain all necessary regulatory approvals and (b) covenants providing for the Company and Footprint to cooperate in the preparation of the Registration Statement and Proxy Statement (as each such term is defined in the Merger Agreement) required to be filed in connection with the Proposed Business Combination. The covenants of the parties to the Merger Agreement will not survive the closing of the Proposed Business Combination, except for those covenants that by their terms expressly apply in whole or in part after the closing of the Proposed Business Combination.

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Conditions to Consummation of the Proposed Business Combination

The consummation of the Proposed Business Combination is conditioned upon, among other things, (a) the expiration or termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, (b) the absence of any governmental order, statute, rule or regulation enjoining or prohibiting the consummation of the Proposed Business Combination, (c) the Company having at least $5,000,001 of net tangible assets (as determined in accordance with Rule 3a51-1(g)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”)) remaining after the completion of the contemplated redemption offer in relation to Company Class A Stock in accordance with the terms of the Merger Agreement, (d) receipt of the required Company stockholder approval, (e) the adoption of the Merger Agreement and the approval of the transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement by holders of a majority of the voting power of the outstanding shares of Footprint Common Stock (the “Footprint Stockholder Approval”), (f) the effectiveness of the Registration Statement under the Securities Act, (g) the receipt of the approval for listing by NASDAQ of the Company Class A Stock to be issued in connection with the closing of the Proposed Business Combination, subject only to (i) the requirement to have a sufficient number of round lot holders and (ii) official notice of listing, and (h) the Closing Parent Cash (as defined in the Merger Agreement) being equal to or exceeding $550,000,000.

Following approval of the Merger Agreement and the transactions contemplated thereby by the Footprint Board, and receipt of the recommendation of the Footprint Board to adopt the Merger Agreement and approve the transactions contemplated thereby, Footprint stockholders holding a sufficient amount of Footprint Common Stock delivered a written consent adopting the Merger Agreement and approving the transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement, and no further approval of Footprint’s stockholders is required with respect to the consummation of the transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement.

Termination

The Merger Agreement may be terminated at any time prior to the consummation of the Mergers (whether before or after the required Company stockholder vote and Footprint Stockholder Approval has been obtained) by mutual written consent of the Company and Footprint and in certain other circumstances, including if the Proposed Business Combination has not been consummated by July 13, 2022 (the “Outside Date”) and the delay in closing prior to such date is not due to the breach of the Merger Agreement by the party seeking to terminate.

The foregoing description of the Merger Agreement and the transactions contemplated thereby, including the Mergers, does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by the terms and conditions of the Merger Agreement, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 2.1 and is incorporated herein by reference. The Merger Agreement contains representations, warranties and covenants that the respective parties made to each other as of the date of such agreement or other specific dates. The assertions embodied in those representations, warranties and covenants were made for purposes of the contract among the respective parties to the Merger Agreement and are subject to important qualifications and limitations agreed to by the contracting parties in connection with negotiating the Merger Agreement. The Merger Agreement has been attached to provide investors with information regarding its terms. It is not intended to provide any other factual information about the Company or any other party to the Merger Agreement. In particular, the representations, warranties, covenants and agreements contained in the Merger Agreement, which were made only for purposes of the Merger Agreement and as of specific dates, were solely for the benefit of the respective parties to the Merger Agreement, may be subject to limitations agreed upon by the contracting parties (including being qualified by confidential disclosures made for the purposes of allocating contractual risk between the respective parties to the Merger Agreement instead of establishing these matters as facts) and may be subject to standards of materiality applicable to the contracting parties that differ from those applicable to the Company’s investors and security holders. Company investors and security holders are not third-party beneficiaries under the Merger Agreement and should not rely on the representations, warranties or covenants of any party to the Merger Agreement. Moreover, information concerning the subject matter of the representations and warranties may change after the date of the Merger Agreement, which subsequent information may or may not be fully reflected in the Company’s public disclosures.

PIPE Investment; Subscription Agreements

On December 13, 2021, the Company entered into subscription agreements (each, a “Subscription Agreement” and collectively, the “Subscription Agreements”) with certain investors, including certain individuals

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(each, an “Individual Investor Subscription Agreement”), institutional investors (each, an “Institutional Investor Subscription Agreement”) and Gores Sponsor VIII LLC (the “Sponsor Subscription Agreement,” and, together with the Individual Investor Subscription Agreement and the Institutional Investor Subscription Agreement, the “PIPE Subscription Agreements”), pursuant to which the investors have agreed to purchase an aggregate of 31,055,000 shares of Company Class A Stock in a private placement for $10.00 per share (the “PIPE Investment”).

Each Subscription Agreement will terminate with no further force and effect upon the earliest to occur of: (a) such date and time as the Merger Agreement is terminated in accordance with its terms; (b) upon the mutual written agreement of the parties to such Subscription Agreement; (c) if any of the conditions to closing set forth in such Subscription Agreement are not satisfied or waived on or prior to the closing and, as a result thereof, the transactions contemplated by such Subscription Agreement are not consummated at the closing; and (d) 30 days after the Outside Date, if the closing of the Proposed Business Combination shall not have occurred by such date other than as a result of a breach of the investor’s obligations under the Subscription Agreement. As of the date hereof, the shares of Company Class A Stock to be issued pursuant to the Subscription Agreements have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). The Company will, within 30 days after the closing, file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) a registration statement (the “Post-Closing Registration Statement”) registering the resale of such shares of Class A Common Stock and will use its commercially reasonable efforts to have such Post-Closing Registration Statement declared effective as soon as practicable after the filing thereof.

The Sponsor Subscription Agreement is substantially similar to the Individual Investor Subscription Agreements, except that the Sponsor has the right to assign its commitment to purchase the Company Class A Stock under the Sponsor Subscription Agreement in advance of the closing of the Proposed Business Combination. The Institutional Investor Subscription Agreement is substantially similar to the Individual Investor Subscription Agreement.

The foregoing description of the PIPE Subscription Agreements does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by the terms and conditions of the PIPE Subscription Agreements, a form of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

Waiver and Share Surrender Agreement

On December 13, 2021, the Company entered a Waiver and Share Surrender Agreement (the “Waiver Agreement”) with the Sponsor and each holder (including the Sponsor) (each, a “Class F Holder,” and, collectively, the “Class F Holders”) of the Company’s Class F Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share (“Class F Common Stock”), pursuant to which (a) the Class F Holders have agreed to waive certain of the anti-dilution rights in respect of their Class F Common Stock and (b) the Sponsor has agreed to irrevocably surrender 1,501,650 shares of Class F Common Stock, in each case, in connection with, and subject to, the closing of the Proposed Business Combination.

The foregoing description of the Waiver Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by the terms and conditions of the Waiver Agreement, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.2 and is incorporated herein by reference.

Results of Operations

For the three months ended March 31, 2022 and March 31, 2021, we had net income of $3,690,276 and $3,356,624 of which $5,459,375 and $4,149,125 is a non-cash gain related to the change in fair value of the warrant liability, respectively. Our business activities during the quarter mainly consisted of identifying and evaluating prospective acquisition candidates for a Business Combination. We believe that we have sufficient funds available to complete our efforts to effect a Business Combination with an operating business by March 1, 2023. However, if our estimates 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.

As indicated in the accompanying unaudited financial statements, at March 31, 2022, we had $68,184 in cash and deferred offering costs of $12,075,000. Further, we expect to continue to incur significant costs in the

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pursuit of our acquisition plans. We cannot assure you that our plans to complete our Business Combination will be successful.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

On January 11, 2021, the Sponsor purchased 8,625,000 Founder Shares for $25,000, or approximately $0.003 per share. On February 23, 2021, the Sponsor transferred 25,000 Founder Shares to each of the Company’s three independent director nominees at their original purchase price.

On March 1, 2021, we consummated our Public Offering of 34,500,000 Units at a price of $10.00 per Unit, including 4,500,000 Units as a result of the underwriter’s full exercise of its over-allotment option, generating gross proceeds of $345,000,000. On the IPO Closing Date, we completed the private sale of an aggregate of 2,966,666 Private Placement Warrants, each exercisable to purchase one share of Common Stock at $11.50 per share, to our Sponsor, at a price of $3.00 per Private Placement Warrant, generating gross proceeds, before expenses, of $8,900,000. After deducting the underwriting discounts and commissions (excluding the Deferred Discount, which amount will be payable upon consummation of the Business Combination, if consummated), the total net proceeds from our Public Offering and the sale of the Private Placement Warrants were $347,000,000, of which $345,000,000 (or $10.00 per share sold in the Public Offering) was placed in the Trust Account. The amount of proceeds not deposited in the Trust Account was $2,000,000 at the closing of our Public Offering. Interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account may be released to us to fund our Regulatory Withdrawals, subject to an annual limit of $900,000, for a maximum of 24 months and/or additional amounts necessary to pay our franchise and income taxes.

Prior to the completion of the Public Offering, the Sponsor loaned the Company an aggregate of $300,000 by the issuance of an unsecured promissory note (the “Note”) issued by the Company in favor of the Sponsor to cover organization expenses and expenses related to the Public Offering. The Note was non-interest bearing and payable on the earlier of January 31, 2022 or the completion of the Public Offering. The Note was repaid upon completion of the Public Offering.

On March 19, 2021, the Sponsor made available to the Company a loan of up to $4,000,000 pursuant to a promissory note issued by the Company to the Sponsor. The proceeds from the note will be used for ongoing operational expenses and certain other expenses in connection with the Business Combination. The note is unsecured, non-interest bearing and matures on the earlier of: (i) February 11, 2023 or (ii) the date on which the Company consummates the Business Combination. As of March 31, 2022, the amount advanced by Sponsor to the Company was $1,750,000.

As of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, we had cash held outside of the Trust Account of approximately $68,184 and $317,220, respectively, which is available to fund our working capital requirements. Additionally, interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account may be released to us to fund our Regulatory Withdrawals, for a maximum of 24 months and/or additional amounts necessary to pay our franchise and income taxes.

At March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, the Company had current liabilities of $15,403,610 and $19,501,774 and a working capital deficit of ($14,438,600) and ($18,094,276), 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. 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.

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We intend to use substantially all of the funds held in the Trust Account, including interest (which interest shall be net of Regulatory Withdrawals and taxes payable) to consummate our Business Combination. Moreover, we may need to obtain additional financing either to complete a Business Combination or because we become obligated to redeem a significant number of shares of our Class A Com