10-Q 1 f10q0622_hainanmana.htm QUARTERLY REPORT

 

 

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 June 30, 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: 001-41474

 

HAINAN MANASLU ACQUISITION CORP.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

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

 

B3406, 34F, West Tower, Block B

Guorui Building, 11 Guoxing Avenue

Haikou, Hainan Province, People’s Republic of China

  570203
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

 

+86-898-65315786

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

N/A

(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)

 

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

 

Title of each class   Trading Symbol(s)   Name of each exchange on which registered
Units, each consisting of one ordinary share, one redeemable warrant, and one right   HMACU   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Ordinary shares, par value US$0.0001 per share   HMAC   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Redeemable warrants, each warrant entitling the holder to purchase one ordinary share at a price of $11.50 per share   HMACW   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Rights, each right entitling the holder to receive one-tenth of one ordinary share   HMACR   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 definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large accelerated filer   Accelerated filer
Non-accelerated filer   Smaller reporting company
    Emerging growth company

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes   No ☐

 

As of September 20, 2022, there were 8,966,500 ordinary shares, par value US$0.0001 per share, of the registrant issued and outstanding. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HAINAN MANASLU ACQUISITION CORP.

 

FORM 10-Q FOR THE QUARTER ENDED JUNE 30, 2022 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

    Page
PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION    
Item 1. Financial Statements   1
Unaudited Condensed Balance Sheet as of June 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021   1
Unaudited Condensed Statement of Operations for the three and six months ended June 30, 2022   2
Unaudited Condensed Statement of Changes in Shareholders’ Deficit for the three and six months ended June 30, 2022   3
Unaudited Condensed Statement of Cash Flows for the six months ended June 30, 2022   4
Notes to Unaudited Condensed Financial Statements   5
Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations   14
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk   18
Item 4. Controls and Procedures   18
PART II. OTHER INFORMATION    
Item 1. Legal Proceedings   19
Item 1A. Risk Factors   19
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds   20
Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities   21
Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures   21
Item 5. Other Information   21
Item 6. Exhibits   22
SIGNATURES   23

 

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PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Financial Statements.

 

HAINAN MANASLU ACQUISITION CORP.

UNAUDITED CONDENSED BALANCE SHEET

(Currency expressed in United States Dollars (“US$”), except for number of shares)

 

   June 30,
2022
   December 31,
2021
 
         
ASSETS        
Cash at bank  $18,292   $50,090 
Deferred offering costs   192,500    160,000 
TOTAL ASSETS  $210,792   $210,090 
           
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ DEFICIT          
Current liabilities:          
Promissory note – related party  $241,234   $227,708 
Total current liabilities   241,234    227,708 
           
TOTAL LIABILITIES   241,234    227,708 
           
Commitments and contingencies        
 
 
           
Shareholders’ deficit:          
Preference shares, par value $0.0001 per share; 500,000 shares authorized; 0 shares issued and outstanding   
-
    
-
 
Ordinary shares, $0.0001 par value; 55,000,000 shares authorized; 1,725,000 shares issued and outstanding   173    173 
Additional paid-in capital   24,827    24,827 
Accumulated deficit   (55,442)   (42,618)
Total shareholders’ deficit   (30,442)   (17,618)
           
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ DEFICIT  $210,792   $210,090 

 

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

 

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HAINAN MANASLU ACQUISITION CORP.

UNAUDITED CONDENSED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS

(Currency expressed in US$, except for number of shares)

 

   For the
three months
ended
June 30,
2022
   For the
six months
ended
June 30,
2022
 
         
Formation and operating costs  $-   $(12,825)
           
Other income          
Interest income   -    1 
           
NET LOSS  $-   $(12,824)
           
Basic and diluted weighted average shares outstanding, ordinary share attributable to Hainan Manaslu Acquisition Corp.
   1,725,000    1,725,000 
           
Basic and diluted net loss per share, ordinary share attributable to Hainan Manaslu Acquisition Corp.
  $(0.00)  $(0.01)

 

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

 

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HAINAN MANASLU ACQUISITION CORP.

UNAUDITED CONDENSED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN SHAREHOLDERS’ DEFICIT

(Currency expressed in US$, except for number of shares)

 

   Ordinary shares   Additional
paid-in
   Accumulated   Total
shareholders’
 
   Shares   Amount   capital   deficit   deficit 
                     
Balance as of January 1, 2022   1,725,000   $173   $24,827   $(42,618)  $(17,618)
                          
Net loss   -    
-
    
-
    (12,824)   (12,824)
                          
Balance as of March 31, 2022   1,725,000   $173   $24,827   $(55,442)  $(30,442)
                          
Net loss   -    
-
    
-
    
-
    
-
 
                          
Balance as of June 30, 2022   1,725,000   $173   $24,827   $(55,442)  $(30,442)

 

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

 

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HAINAN MANASLU ACQUISITION CORP.

UNAUDITED CONDENSED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS

(Currency expressed in US$)

 

   For the
six months
ended
June 30,
2022
 
Cash flows from operating activities:    
Net loss  $(12,824)
Change in operating assets and liabilities:     
Net cash used in operating activities   (12,824)
Cash flows from financing activities:     
Payment of offering costs   (22,500)
Promissory note – related party   3,526 
Net cash used in financing activities   (18,974)
      
NET CHANGE IN CASH   (31,798)
      
CASH, BEGINNING OF PERIOD   50,090 
      
CASH, END OF PERIOD  $18,292 
      
Non-cash investing and financing activities     
Deferred offering costs paid by a related party  $10,000 

 

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

 

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HAINAN MANASLU ACQUISITION CORP.

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Currency expressed in US$, except for number of shares)

 

NOTE 1 - ORGANIZATION AND BUSINESS BACKGROUND

 

Hainan Manaslu Acquisition Corp. (the “Company”) is a newly incorporated blank check company incorporated as a Cayman Islands exempted company on September 10, 2021, and formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses (the “Business Combination”). While the Company may pursue an acquisition opportunity in any business, industry, sector or geographical location, the Company intends to focus on industries that complement the management team’s background, and to capitalize on the ability of the management team and advisor to identify and acquire a business. However, the Company will not consummate its initial Business Combination with an entity or business with China operations consolidated through a variable interest entity (“VIE”) structure.

 

The Company is an early stage company and emerging growth company and, as such, the Company is subject to all of the risks associated with early stage companies and emerging growth companies. The Company has selected December 31 as its fiscal year end.

 

As of June 30, 2022, the Company had not yet commenced any operations. All activities through June 30, 2022 related to the Company’s formation and preparation for the initial public offering (the “Initial Public Offering”). The Company will not generate any operating revenues until after the completion of a Business Combination, at the earliest. The Company generates non-operating income in the form of interest income from the funds deposited in the Trust Account (as defined below).

 

The registration statement for the Company’s Initial Public Offering was declared effective on August 10, 2022. On August 15, 2022, the Company consummated the Initial Public Offering of 6,900,000 units (the “Public Units”), which includes 900,000 Public Units upon the full exercise by the underwriter of its over-allotment option, at US$10.00 per Public Unit, generating gross proceeds of US$69,000,000 to the Company, which is described in Note 3.

 

Simultaneously with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, the Company consummated the sale of 341,500 units (the “Private Placement Units”) at a price of US$10.00 per Private Placement Unit in a private placement to Bright Winlong LLC (the “Sponsor”), generating gross proceeds of US$3,415,000 to the Company, which is described in Note 4.

 

Transaction costs amounted to US$4,258,182, consisting of US$1,380,000 of underwriting commissions, US$2,242,500 of deferred underwriting commissions and US$635,682 of other offering costs. In addition, cash of $306,586 that was held in of the Trust Account (as defined below) as of August 15, 2022 and transferred to the company’s operating account on August 16, 2022 is available for the payment of offering costs and for working capital purposes. The net proceeds of US$70,035,000 of the Initial Public Offering and the private placement were transferred to the Trust Account on August 15, 2022.

 

The aggregate amount of US$70,035,000 (US$10.15 per Public Unit) held in a trust account (“Trust Account”) established for the benefit of the Company’s public shareholders and maintained by Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, acting as trustee, will be invested only in U.S. government treasury bills, with a maturity of 185 days or less or in money market funds investing solely in U.S. Treasuries and meeting certain conditions under Rule 2a-7 under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the “Investment Company Act”). Except with respect to interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account that may be released to the Company to pay its taxes, if any, the funds in the Trust Account will not be released until the earliest of (i) the completion of the Company’s initial Business Combination, (ii) the redemption of any public shares (as defined below) properly tendered in connection with a shareholder vote to amend the Company’s Amended and Restated Memorandum and Articles of Association to (A) modify the substance or timing of the Company’s obligation to redeem 100% of its public shares if the Company does not complete its initial Business Combination within nine months from the closing of the Initial Public Offering (or up to 18 months from the closing of the Initial Public Offering if the Company extends the period of time to consummate a Business Combination) or (B) with respect to any other provision relating to shareholders’ rights or pre-business combination activity and (iii) the redemption of all of the Company’s public shares if the Company is unable to complete its initial Business Combination within nine months from the closing of the Initial Public Offering (or up to 18 months from the closing of the Initial Public Offering if the Company extends the period of time to consummate a Business Combination), subject to applicable law.

 

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The Company’s management has broad discretion with respect to the specific application of the net proceeds of the Initial Public Offering and sale of the Private Placement Units, although substantially all of the net proceeds are intended to be applied generally toward consummating a Business Combination. Nasdaq rules provide that the Business Combination must be with one or more target businesses that together have a fair market value equal to at least 80% of the balance in the Trust Account (less any deferred underwriting commissions and taxes payable on interest earned) at the time of the signing of an agreement to enter into a Business Combination. The Company will only complete a Business Combination if the post-Business Combination company owns or acquires 50% or more of the outstanding voting securities of the target or otherwise acquires a controlling interest in the target sufficient for it not to be required to register as an investment company under the Investment Company Act. There is no assurance that the Company will be able to successfully effect a Business Combination.

 

The Company will provide its shareholders with the opportunity to redeem all or a portion of their public shares upon the completion of a Business Combination either (i) in connection with a shareholder meeting called to approve the Business Combination or (ii) by means of a tender offer. In connection with an Initial Business Combination, the Company may seek shareholder approval of a Business Combination at a meeting called for such purpose at which shareholders may seek to redeem their shares, regardless of whether they vote for or against a Business Combination. The Company will proceed with a Business Combination if the Company has net tangible assets of at least US$5,000,001 after payment of the deferred underwriting commissions, either immediately prior to, or upon such consummation of, or any greater net tangible asset or cash requirement that may be contained in the agreement relating to, such Business Combination.

 

Notwithstanding the foregoing, if the Company seeks shareholder approval of a Business Combination and it does not conduct redemptions pursuant to the tender offer rules, the Company’s Amended and Restated Memorandum and Articles of Association provides that a public shareholder, together with any affiliate of such shareholder or any other person with whom such shareholder is acting in concert or as a “group” (as defined under Section 13 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”)), will be restricted from seeking redemption rights with respect to 15% or more of the public shares without the Company’s prior written consent.

 

If a shareholder vote is not required and the Company does not decide to hold a shareholder vote for business or other legal reasons, the Company will, pursuant to its Amended and Restated Memorandum and Articles of Association, offer such redemption pursuant to the tender offer rules of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), and file tender offer documents containing substantially the same information as would be included in a proxy statement with the SEC prior to completing a Business Combination.

 

The shareholders will be entitled to redeem their public shares for a pro rata portion of the amount then in the Trust Account (initially US$10.15 per public share, subject to increase of up to an additional US$0.033 per public share per month in the event that the Sponsor elects to extend the period of time to consummate a Business Combination (see below), plus any pro rata interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account and not previously released to the Company to pay its tax obligations). The per-share amount to be distributed to shareholders who redeem their public shares will not be reduced by the deferred underwriting commissions the Company will pay to the underwriter (as discussed in Note 7). There will be no redemption rights upon the completion of a Business Combination with respect to the Company’s rights or warrants. The ordinary shares will be recorded at redemption value and classified as temporary equity upon the completion of the Initial Public Offering, in accordance with ASC Topic 480 “Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity.”

 

The Company will proceed with a Business Combination if the Company has net tangible assets of at least US$5,000,001, after payment of the deferred underwriting commissions, either immediately prior to, or upon such consummation of, or any greater net tangible asset or cash requirement that may be contained in the agreement relating to, such Business Combination and, if the Company seeks shareholder approval, a majority of the outstanding shares voted are voted in favor of the Business Combination. If a shareholder vote is not required and the Company does not decide to hold a shareholder vote for business or other legal reasons, the Company will, pursuant to its Amended and Restated Memorandum and Articles of Association, offer such redemption pursuant to the tender offer rules of the SEC, and file tender offer documents containing substantially the same information as would be included in a proxy statement with the SEC prior to completing a Business Combination.

 

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The Sponsor and any of the Company’s officers or directors that may hold Founder Shares (as defined in Note 5) (the “initial shareholders”) are identical to the ordinary shares included in the Public Units being sold in the Initial Public Offering except that the Founder Shares are subject to certain transfer restrictions, as described in more detail below: the initial shareholders have entered into a letter agreement with the Company, pursuant to which they have agreed (i) to waive their redemption rights with respect to their Founder Shares, private placement shares (as defined below) and public shares in connection with the completion of the initial Business Combination, (ii) to waive their redemption rights with respect to any Founder Shares, private placement shares and public shares held by them in connection with a shareholder vote to approve an amendment to the Amended and Restated Memorandum and Articles of Association (A) to modify the substance or timing of obligation to provide for the redemption of public shares in connection with an initial Business Combination or to redeem 100% of public shares if the Company has not consummated the initial Business Combination within the timeframe set forth therein or (B) with respect to any other provision relating to shareholders’ rights or pre-initial Business Combination activity and (iii) to waive their rights to liquidating distributions from the Trust Account with respect to their Founder Shares and private placement shares if the Company fails to complete the initial Business Combination within nine months from the closing of the Initial Public Offering (or up to 18 months from the closing of the Initial Public Offering if the Company extends the period of time to consummate a Business Combination) (although they will be entitled to liquidating distributions from the Trust Account with respect to any public shares they hold if the Company fails to complete the initial Business Combination within the prescribed time frame).

 

The Company will have until May 14, 2023 initially  to consummate a Business Combination. However, if the Company anticipates that it may not be able to consummate a Business Combination within nine months, the Company may extend the period of time to consummate a Business Combination up to nine times, each by an additional month each time, for a total of 18 months to complete a Business Combination (the “Combination Period”). In order to extend the time available for the Company to consummate a Business Combination, the Sponsor or its affiliates or designees must deposit into the Trust Account US$227,700 (approximately US$0.033 per public share), on or prior to the date of the applicable deadline, for each one month extension. Any funds which may be provided to extend the time frame will be in the form of a loan to the Company from the Sponsor. The terms of any such loan have not been definitely negotiated, provided, however, any loan will be interest free and will be repayable only if the Company competes a Business Combination.

 

If the Company is unable to complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period, the Company will (i) cease all operations except for the purpose of winding up, (ii) as promptly as reasonably possible but no more than ten business days thereafter, redeem 100% of the outstanding public shares, at a per-share price, payable in cash, equal to the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account, including interest earned (net of taxes payable and less interest to pay dissolution expenses up to US$60,000), divided by the number of then outstanding public shares, which redemption will completely extinguish public shareholders’ rights as shareholders (including the right to receive further liquidation distributions, if any), subject to applicable law, and (iii) as promptly as reasonably possible following such redemption, subject to the approval of the remaining shareholders and the Company’s board of directors, proceed to commence a voluntary liquidation and thereby a formal dissolution of the Company, subject in each case to its obligations to provide for claims of creditors and the requirements of applicable law. The underwriter has agreed to waive its rights to the deferred underwriting commission held in the Trust Account in the event the Company does not complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period and, in such event, such amounts will be included with the funds held in the Trust Account that will be available to fund the redemption of the public shares. In the event of such distribution, it is possible that the per share value of the assets remaining available for distribution will be less than the Initial Public Offering price of US$10.00 per Public Unit.

 

The Sponsor has agreed that it will be liable to the Company, if and to the extent any claims by a vendor for services rendered or products sold to the Company, or a prospective target business with which the Company has discussed entering into a transaction agreement, reduce the amounts in the Trust Account to below (i) US$10.15 per share or (ii) such lesser amount per public share held in the Trust Account as of the date of the liquidation of the Trust Account due to reductions in the value of the trust assets, except as to any claims by a third party who executed a waiver of any and all rights to seek access to the Trust Account and except as to any claims under the Company’s indemnity of the underwriters of the Initial Public Offering against certain liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). In the event that an executed waiver is deemed to be unenforceable against a third party, the Sponsor will not be responsible to the extent of any liability for such third-party claims. The Company will seek to reduce the possibility that the Sponsor will have to indemnify the Trust Account due to claims of creditors by endeavoring to have all vendors, service providers, prospective target businesses or other entities with which the Company does business, execute agreements with the Company waiving any right, title, interest or claim of any kind in or to monies held in the Trust Account.

 

Going Concern Consideration

 

At June 30, 2022, the Company had cash balance of US$18,292, and a net loss of US$12,824 for the six months ended June 30, 2022. The Company has incurred and expects to continue to incur significant costs in pursuit of its acquisition plans. These conditions raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern within one year after the date that the unaudited condensed financial statements are issued. Management has addressed this uncertainty through the Initial Public Offering as discussed in Note 3. There is no assurance that the Company’s plans to consummate a Business Combination will be successful or successful within the Combination Period. The unaudited condensed financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty.

 

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NOTE 2 – SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

 

Basis of presentation

 

These accompanying unaudited condensed financial statements have been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”) and pursuant to the rules and regulations of the SEC. The interim financial information provided is unaudited but includes all adjustments which management considers necessary for the fair presentation of the results for these periods. Operating results for the three months ended June 30, 2022 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2022.

 

Emerging growth company

 

The Company is an “emerging growth company,” as defined in Section 2(a) of the Securities Act, as modified by the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012 (the “JOBS Act”), and it may take advantage of certain exemptions from various reporting requirements that are applicable to other public companies that are not emerging growth companies including, but not limited to, not being required to comply with the auditor attestation requirements of Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, reduced disclosure obligations regarding executive compensation in its periodic reports and proxy statements, and exemptions from the requirements of holding a nonbinding advisory vote on executive compensation and shareholder approval of any golden parachute payments not previously approved.

 

Further, Section 102(b)(1) of the JOBS Act exempts emerging growth companies from being required to comply with new or revised financial accounting standards until private companies (that is, those that have not had a Securities Act registration statement declared effective or do not have a class of securities registered under the Exchange Act) are required to comply with the new or revised financial accounting standards. The JOBS Act provides that a company can elect to opt out of the extended transition period and comply with the requirements that apply to non-emerging growth companies but any such election to opt out is irrevocable. The Company has elected not to opt out of such extended transition period which means that when a standard is issued or revised and it has different application dates for public or private companies, the Company, as an emerging growth company, can adopt the new or revised standard at the time private companies adopt the new or revised standard. This may make comparison of the Company’s financial statements with another public company which is not an emerging growth company which has opted out of using the extended transition period difficult or impossible because of the potential differences in accounting standards used.

 

Use of estimates

 

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

 

Making estimates requires management to exercise significant judgment. It is at least reasonably possible that the estimate of the effect of a condition, situation or set of circumstances that existed at the date of the financial statement, which management considered in formulating its estimate, could change in the near term due to one or more future confirming events. Accordingly, the actual results could differ significantly from those estimates.

 

Deferred offering costs

 

Deferred offering costs consist of underwriting, legal, accounting and other expenses incurred through the balance sheet date that are directly related to the Initial Public Offering and that will be charged to shareholders’ equity upon the completion of the Initial Public Offering.

 

Income taxes

 

The Company complies with the accounting and reporting requirements of ASC Topic 740, “Income Taxes,” which requires an asset and liability approach to financial accounting and reporting for income taxes. Deferred income tax assets and liabilities are computed for differences between the financial statement and tax bases of assets and liabilities that will result in future taxable or deductible amounts, based on enacted tax laws and rates applicable to the periods in which the differences are expected to affect taxable income. Valuation allowances are established, when necessary, to reduce deferred tax assets to the amount expected to be realized.

 

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ASC Topic 740 prescribes a recognition threshold and a measurement attribute for the financial statement recognition and measurement of tax positions taken or expected to be taken in a tax return. For those benefits to be recognized, a tax position must be more-likely-than-not to be sustained upon examination by taxing authorities. The Company’s management determined that the Cayman Islands is the Company’s only major tax jurisdiction. The Company recognizes accrued interest and penalties related to unrecognized tax benefits, if any, as income tax expense. There were no unrecognized tax benefits as of June 30, 2022 and no amounts accrued for interest and penalties. The Company is currently not aware of any issues under review that could result in significant payments, accruals or material deviation from its position.

 

The Company may be subject to potential examination by foreign taxing authorities in the area of income taxes. These potential examinations may include questioning the timing and amount of deductions, the nexus of income among various tax jurisdictions and compliance with foreign tax laws. The Company’s management does not expect that the total amount of unrecognized tax benefits will materially change over the next twelve months.

 

The Company is considered to be an exempted Cayman Islands company with no connection to any other taxable jurisdiction and is presently not subject to income taxes or income tax filing requirements in the Cayman Islands or the United States. As such, the Company’s tax provision was zero for the periods presented.

 

Warrant accounting

 

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

 

For issued or modified warrants that meet all of the criteria for equity classification, the warrants are required to be recorded as a component of equity 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 liabilities 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.

 

As the warrants issued in the Initial Public Offering and private placement meet the criteria for equity classification under ASC 480, therefore, the warrants are classified as equity.

 

Ordinary shares subject to possible redemption

 

The Company accounts for its ordinary shares subject to possible redemption in accordance with the guidance in ASC Topic 480 “Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity.” Ordinary shares subject to mandatory redemption are classified as a liability instrument and are measured at fair value. Conditionally redeemable ordinary shares (including ordinary shares that feature redemption rights that are either within the control of the holder or subject to redemption upon the occurrence of uncertain events not solely within the Company’s control) are classified as temporary equity. At all other times, ordinary shares are classified as shareholders’ equity. The Company’s ordinary shares feature certain redemption rights that are considered to be outside of the Company’s control and subject to occurrence of uncertain future events. Accordingly, as of June 30, 2022, ordinary shares subject to possible redemption are presented at redemption value as temporary equity, outside of the shareholders’ equity section of the Company’s balance sheet.

 

Net loss per share

 

Net loss per share is computed by dividing net loss by the weighted average number of ordinary shares outstanding during the period. As of June 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, the Company did not have any dilutive securities and other contracts that could, potentially, be exercised or converted into ordinary shares and then share in the earnings of the Company. As a result, diluted loss per share is the same as basic loss per share for the periods presented.

 

Related parties

 

Parties, which can be a corporation or individual, are considered to be related if the Company has the ability, directly or indirectly, to control the other party or exercise significant influence over the other party in making financial and operational decisions. Companies are also considered to be related if they are subject to common control or common significant influence.

 

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Concentration of credit risk

 

Financial instruments that potentially subject the Company to concentration of credit risk consist of a cash account in a financial institution. The Company has not experienced losses on this account and management believes the Company is not exposed to significant risks on such account.

 

Fair value of financial instruments

 

The fair value of the Company’s assets and liabilities, which qualify as financial instruments under ASC Topic 820, “Fair Value Measurement,” approximates the carrying amounts represented in the accompanying unaudited condensed balance sheet, primarily due to their short-term nature.

 

Recent accounting pronouncements

 

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 unaudited condensed financial statements.

 

NOTE 3 – INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERING

 

Pursuant to the Initial Public Offering, the Company sold 6,900,000 Public Units, which includes 900,000 Public Units upon the full exercise by the underwriter of its over-allotment option, at a purchase price of US$10.00 per Public Unit. Each Public Unit consists of one ordinary share (“public share”), one redeemable warrant (“Public Warrant”) and one right (“Public Right”) to receive one-tenth (1/10) of one ordinary share. Each Public Warrant entitles the holder to purchase one ordinary share at an exercise price of US$11.50 per share (see Note 6). Each Public Right entitles the holder to receive one ordinary share upon consummation of the Company’s Business Combination.

 

All of the 6,900,000 public shares sold as part of the Public Units in the Initial Public Offering contain a redemption feature which allows for the redemption of such public shares if there is a shareholder vote or tender offer in connection with the Business Combination and in connection with certain amendments to the Company’s Amended and Restated Memorandum and Articles of Association, or in connection with the Company’s liquidation. In accordance with the 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 ordinary shares subject to redemption to be classified outside of permanent equity.

 

The Company’s redeemable ordinary share 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).

 

NOTE 4 – PRIVATE PLACEMENT

 

Simultaneously with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, the Company consummated a private placement of 341,500 Private Placement Units, at a price of US$10.00 per Private Placement Unit. Each Private Placement Unit consists of one ordinary share (“private placement share”), one redeemable warrant (“Private Warrant”) and one right (“Private Right”) to receive one-tenth (1/10) of one ordinary share. Each Private Warrant entitles the holder to purchase one ordinary share at an exercise price of US$11.50 per whole share. Each Private Right entitles the holder to receive one ordinary share upon consummation of the Company’s Business Combination.

 

The Private Placement Units are identical to the Public Units sold in the Initial Public Offering except certain registration rights and transfer restrictions.

 

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NOTE 5 – RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

 

Founder Shares

 

In September 2021, the Company issued an aggregate of 1,725,000 founder shares (“Founder Shares”) to the Sponsor, so that the Sponsor owns 20% of the Company’s issued and outstanding shares after the Initial Public Offering, for an aggregate purchase price of US$25,000 (see Note 6).

 

Promissory Note — Related Party

 

On September 24, 2021, the Company issued an unsecured promissory note to the Sponsor, pursuant to which the Company may borrow up to an aggregate principal amount of US$300,000, which was amended and restated on March 14, 2022 (the “Promissory Note”). The Promissory Note is non-interest bearing and payable on the earlier of December 31, 2022 or consummation of the Initial Public Offering.

 

As of June 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, the Sponsor advanced the Company an aggregate amount of US$241,234 and US$227,708, respectively. The advances were non-interest bearing and fully repaid on August 16, 2022.

 

Related Party Working Capital Loans

 

In order to finance transaction costs in connection with a Business Combination, the Sponsor or an affiliate of the Sponsor or certain of the Company’s directors and officers may, but are not obligated to, loan the Company funds as may be required (“Working Capital Loans”). If the Company completes a Business Combination, the Company would repay the Working Capital Loans out of the proceeds of the Trust Account released to the Company. Otherwise, the Working Capital Loans would be repaid only out of funds held outside the Trust Account. In the event that a Business Combination does not close, the Company may use a portion of proceeds held outside the Trust Account to repay the Working Capital Loans, but no proceeds held in the Trust Account would be used to repay the Working Capital Loans. Except for the foregoing, the terms of such Working Capital Loans, if any, have not been determined and no written agreements exist with respect to such loans. The Working Capital Loans would either be repaid upon consummation of a Business Combination, without interest, or, at the lender’s discretion, up to US$1,500,000 of such loans may be convertible into units at a price of US$10.00 per unit.

 

Related Party Extensions Loans

 

The Company will have until nine months from the consummation of the Initial Public Offering to consummate the initial Business Combination. However, if the Company anticipates that the Company may not be able to consummate the initial Business Combination within nine months, the Company may, but is not obligated to, extend the period of time to consummate a Business Combination nine times by an additional one month each time (for a total of up to 18 months to complete a Business Combination). Pursuant to the terms of the Company’s amended and restated memorandum and articles of association and the trust agreement entered into between the Company and Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, in order to extend the time available for it to consummate its initial Business Combination, the Company’s Sponsor, or its affiliates or designees, upon five days advance notice prior to the applicable deadline, must deposit into the Trust Account US$227,700 (US$0.033 per share), on or prior to the date of the applicable deadline. The Sponsor will receive a non-interest bearing, unsecured promissory note equal to the amount of any such deposit that will not be repaid in the event that the Company is unable to close a Business Combination unless there are funds available outside the Trust Account to do so. Such notes would either be paid upon consummation of its initial Business Combination, or, at the lender’s discretion, converted upon consummation of its Business Combination into additional units at a price of US$10.00 per unit, which units shall be identical to the Private Placement Units.

 

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NOTE 6 – SHAREHOLDERS’ DEFICIT

 

Ordinary shares

 

The Company is authorized to issue 500,000,000 ordinary shares, with a par value of US$0.0001 per share. Holders of the ordinary shares are entitled to one vote for each ordinary share.

 

As of June 30, 2022, 1,725,000 ordinary shares were issued and outstanding, so that the initial shareholders will own 20% of the issued and outstanding shares after the Initial Public Offering (excluding the sale of the Private Placement Units and assuming the initial shareholders do not purchase any Public Units in the Initial Public Offering).

 

Preference shares

 

The Company is authorized to issue 500,000 preference shares, with a par value of US$0.0001 per share. As of June 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, no preference share was issued.

 

Rights

 

Each holder of a right will receive one-tenth (1/10) of one ordinary share upon consummation of a Business Combination, even if the holder of such right redeemed all shares held by it in connection with a Business Combination. No fractional shares will be issued upon exchange of the rights. No additional consideration will be required to be paid by a holder of rights in order to receive its additional shares upon consummation of a Business Combination as the consideration related thereto has been included in the Public Unit purchase price paid for by investors in the Initial Public Offering. If the Company enters into a definitive agreement for a Business Combination in which the Company will not be the surviving entity, the definitive agreement will provide for the holders of rights to receive the same per share consideration the holders of the ordinary shares will receive in the transaction on an as-converted into ordinary share basis and each holder of a right will be required to affirmatively convert its rights in order to receive 1/10 share underlying each right (without paying additional consideration). The shares issuable upon exchange of the rights will be freely tradable (except to the extent held by affiliates of the Company).

 

If the Company is unable to complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period and the Company liquidates the funds held in the Trust Account, holders of rights will not receive any of such funds with respect to their rights, nor will they receive any distribution from the Company’s assets held outside of the Trust Account with respect to such rights, and the rights will expire worthless. Further, there are no contractual penalties for failure to deliver securities to the holders of the rights upon consummation of a Business Combination. Additionally, in no event will the Company be required to net cash settle the rights. Accordingly, the rights may expire worthless.

 

Warrants

 

Each holder of a warrant is entitled to purchase one ordinary share at an exercise price of US$11.50. Public Warrants may only be exercised for a whole number of shares. No fractional shares will be issued upon exercise of the Public Warrants. The Public Warrants will become exercisable after the consummation of a Business Combination. No Public Warrants will be exercisable for cash unless the Company has an effective and current registration statement covering the ordinary shares issuable upon exercise of the Public Warrants and a current prospectus relating to such ordinary shares. The Company has agreed that as soon as practicable, but in no event later than 15 business days after the closing of a Business Combination, the Company will use its best efforts to file, and within 60 business days following a Business Combination to have declared effective, a registration statement covering the ordinary shares issuable upon exercise of the warrants. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if a registration statement covering the ordinary shares issuable upon the exercise of the Public Warrants is not effective within 60 business days, the holders may, until such time as there is an effective registration statement and during any period when the Company shall have failed to maintain an effective registration statement, exercise the Public Warrants on a cashless basis pursuant to an available exemption from registration under the Securities Act. If an exemption from registration is not available, holders will not be able to exercise their Public Warrants on a cashless basis. The Public Warrants will expire five years from the consummation of a Business Combination or earlier upon redemption or liquidation.

 

The Company may call the warrants for redemption, in whole and not in part, at a price of US$0.01 per warrant:

 

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

 

if, and only if, the reported last sale price of the ordinary share equals or exceeds US$18 per share, for any 20 trading days within a 30 trading days period ending on the third trading day prior to the notice of redemption to warrant holders, and

 

if, and only if, there is a current registration statement in effect with respect to the issuance of the ordinary share underlying such warrants at the time of redemption and for the entire 30-day trading period referred to above and continuing each day thereafter until the date of redemption.

 

If the Company calls the warrants for redemption, management will have the option to require all holders that wish to exercise the warrants to do so on a “cashless basis,” as described in the warrant agreement. The exercise price and number of ordinary shares issuable upon exercise of the warrants may be adjusted in certain circumstances including in the event of a share dividend, extraordinary dividend or recapitalization, reorganization, merger or consolidation. However, the warrants will not be adjusted for issuances of ordinary shares at a price below its exercise price. Additionally, in no event will the Company be required to net cash settle the warrants. If the Company is unable to complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period and the Company liquidates the funds held in the Trust Account, holders of warrants will not receive any of such funds with respect to their warrants, nor will they receive any distribution from the Company’s assets held outside of the Trust Account with respect to such warrants. Accordingly, the warrants may expire worthless.

 

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In addition, if (x) the Company issues additional ordinary shares or equity-linked securities for capital raising purposes in connection with the closing of a Business Combination at an issue price or effective issue price of less than US$9.20 per ordinary share (with such issue price or effective issue price to be determined in good faith by the Company’s board of directors and, in the case of any such issuance to the Sponsor or its affiliates, without taking into account any Founder Shares, Private Placement Units (or any private placement equivalent securities issued to the Sponsor or its affiliates upon conversion of either Working Capital Loans or extension loans made to the Company) held by the Sponsor or such affiliates, as applicable, prior to such issuance) (the “Newly Issued Price”), (y) the aggregate gross proceeds from such issuances represent more than 60% of the total equity proceeds, and interest thereon, available for the funding of a Business Combination on the date of the consummation of a Business Combination (net of redemptions), and (z) the volume weighted average trading price of the ordinary shares during the 20 trading day period starting on the trading day prior to the day on which the Company consummates a Business Combination (such price, the “Market Value”) is below US$9.20 per share, the exercise price of the warrants will be adjusted (to the nearest cent) to be equal to 115% of the higher of the Market Value and the Newly Issued Price, and the US$18.00 per share redemption trigger price will be adjusted (to the nearest cent) to be equal to 180% of the higher of the Market Value and the Newly Issued Price.

 

The Private Placement Units are identical to the Public Units being sold in the Initial Public Offering except that Private Placement Units will not be transferable, assignable or saleable until 30 days after the completion of the Company’s Business Combination and will be entitled to registration rights.

 

NOTE 7 – COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

 

Risks and Uncertainties

 

Management has evaluated 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 future financial position and/or search for a target company, there has been a significant impact as of the date of the financial statement. The financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the future outcome of this uncertainty.

 

Registration Rights

 

Pursuant to a registration rights agreement entered into on August 15, 2022, the holders of the Founder Shares, Private Placement Units (including securities contained therein), and units issuable upon conversion of Working Capital Loans or extension loans (and) are entitled to registration rights pursuant to a registration rights agreement. The holders of these securities are entitled to make up to three demands, excluding short form demands, that the Company registers such securities. In addition, the holders have certain “piggy-back” registration rights with respect to registration statements filed subsequent to the Company’s completion of initial Business Combination and rights to require the Company to register for resale such securities pursuant to Rule 415 under the Securities Act. The Company will bear the expenses incurred in connection with the filing of any such registration statements.

 

Underwriter Agreement

 

The underwriters are entitled to a cash underwriting discount of 3.25% of the gross proceeds of the Initial Public Offering, or US$2,242,500, upon the closing of the Business Combination.

 

NOTE 8 – SUBSEQUENT EVENTS

 

The Company evaluated subsequent events and transactions that occurred after the June 30, 2022, up to September 20, 2022 the date that the unaudited condensed financial statements were available to be issued. Other than as described in these unaudited condensed financial statements, the Company did not identify any subsequent events that would have required adjustment or disclosure in the unaudited condensed financial statements.

 

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

 

References in this report (the “Quarterly Report”) to “we,” “our”, “us” or the “Company” refer to Hainan Manaslu Acquisition Corp. References to our “management” or our “management team” refer to our officers and directors, and references to the “Sponsor” refer to Bright Winlong LLC. Certain capitalized terms used but not defined in the below discussion and elsewhere in this Quarterly Report have the meanings ascribed to them in the footnotes to the accompanying financial statements included as part of this Quarterly Report.

 

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

 

All statements other than statements of historical fact included in this Quarterly Report including, without limitation, statements under this “Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” regarding our financial position, business strategy and the plans and objectives of management for future operations, are forward- looking statements. When used in this Quarterly Report, words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend” and similar expressions, as they relate to us or our 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 our behalf are qualified in their entirety by this paragraph.

 

The following discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operations should be read in conjunction with the unaudited condensed financial statements and the notes thereto contained elsewhere in this Quarterly Report. Certain information contained in the discussion and analysis set forth below includes forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties.

 

Overview

 

We are a blank check company formed under the laws of the Cayman Islands on September 10, 2021 for the purpose of engaging in a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, recapitalization, reorganization or other similar business combination, with one or more target businesses or entities. Our efforts to identify a prospective target business will not be limited to a particular industry or geographic region, although we intend to focus on industries that complement the management team’s background, and to capitalize on the ability of the management team and advisor to identify and acquire a business. However, we will not consummate our initial Business Combination with an entity or business with China operations consolidated through a VIE structure.

 

On August 15, 2022, we consummated our Initial Public Offering of 6,900,000 units (the “Units”), inclusive of the over-allotment option of 900,000 Units. Each Unit consisted of one ordinary share, par value US$0.0001, one redeemable warrant and one right to receive one ordinary share upon consummation of a Business Combination. Our Registration Statement on Form S-1 for the Initial Public Offering was declared effective by the SEC on August 10, 2022. Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc., acted as an underwriter for the Initial Public Offering. The Units were sold at an offering price of US$10.00 per Unit, generating gross proceeds of US$69,000,000.

 

Simultaneously with the closing of the on August 15, 2022, we consummated the sale of 341,500 Private Placement Units. The Private Placement Units were sold at a price of US$10.00 per Private Placement Unit in the private placement, generating gross proceeds of US$3,415,000.

 

Transaction costs amounted to US$4,258,182, consisting of US$1,380,000 of underwriting commissions, US$2,242,500 of deferred underwriting commissions and US$635,682 of other offering costs.

 

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Results of Operations

 

All activity from inception up to August 15, 2022 related to our formation and the Initial Public Offering. Since the Initial Public Offering, our activity has been limited to the evaluation of Business Combination candidates, and we will not be generating any operating revenues until the closing and completion of our initial Business Combination. We incur increased expenses as a result of being a public company (for legal, financial reporting, accounting and auditing compliance), as well as for due diligence expenses. We expect our expenses to increase substantially after August 15, 2022.

 

For the three and six months ended June 30, 2022, we had a net loss of US$0 and US$12,824, respectively, which comprised of general and administrative expenses.

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

As of June 30, 2022, we had cash of US$18,292. Until the consummation of the Initial Public Offering, our only source of liquidity was an initial purchase of ordinary shares by the Sponsor, Working Capital Loans provided by the Sponsor under a certain unsecured promissory note and advances from the Sponsor.

 

On August 15, 2022, we consummated the Initial Public Offering of 6,900,000 Units , including 900,000 Units upon the full exercise of the underwriter’s over-allotment option. Each Unit consists of one ordinary share, one warrant and one right. Each Warrant entitling its holder to purchase one ordinary share at a price of US$11.50 per share. Each Right entitles the holder to receive one ordinary share upon consummation of our Business Combination. The Units were sold at an offering price of US$10.00 per Unit, generating gross proceeds of US$69,000,000.

 

As of August 15 2021, a total of US$70,035,000 of the net proceeds from the Initial Public Offering and the private placement consummated simultaneously with the closing of the Initial Public Offering were deposited in the Trust Account established for the benefit of our public shareholders.

 

We intend to use substantially all of the net proceeds of the Initial Public Offering, including the funds held in the Trust Account, to acquire a target business or businesses and to pay our expenses relating thereto. To the extent that our capital stock is used in whole or in part as consideration to effect our Business Combination, the remaining proceeds held in the Trust Account, as well as any other net proceeds not expended, will be used as working capital to finance the operations of the target business. Such working capital funds could be used in a variety of ways including continuing or expanding the target business’ operations, for strategic acquisitions and for marketing, research and development of existing or new products. Such funds could also be used to repay any operating expenses or finders’ fees which we had incurred prior to the completion of our Business Combination if the funds available to us outside of the Trust Account were insufficient to cover such expenses.

 

We intend to use the funds held outside the Trust Account primarily to identify and evaluate target businesses, perform business due diligence on prospective target businesses, travel to and from the offices, plants or similar locations of prospective target businesses or their representatives or owners, review corporate documents and material agreements of prospective target businesses, and structure, negotiate and complete a Business Combination.

 

Accordingly, we may not be able to obtain additional financing. If we are unable to raise additional capital, we may be required to take additional measures to conserve liquidity, which could include, but not necessarily be limited to, curtailing operations, suspending the pursuit of a potential transaction, and reducing overhead expenses. We cannot provide any assurance that new financing will be available to us on commercially acceptable terms, if at all. These conditions raise substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern through one year from the date of these financial statements if a Business Combination is not consummated. These financial statements do not include any adjustments relating to the recovery of the recorded assets or the classification of the liabilities that might be necessary should we be unable to continue as a going concern.

 

Off-balance sheet financing arrangements

 

We have no obligations, assets or liabilities which would be considered off-balance sheet arrangements as of June 30, 2022. We do not participate in transactions that create relationships with unconsolidated entities or financial partnerships, often referred to as VIEs, which would have been established for the purpose of facilitating off-balance sheet arrangements. We have not entered into any off-balance sheet financing arrangements, established any special purpose entities, guaranteed any debt or commitments of other entities, or purchased any non-financial assets.

 

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Contractual obligations

 

We do not have any long-term debt, capital lease obligations, operating lease obligations or long-term liabilities.

 

Registration Rights

 

Pursuant to a registration rights agreement entered into on August 15, 2022, the holders of the Founder Shares, Private Placement Units (including securities contained therein), and units (including securities contained therein) that may be issued on conversion of Working Capital Loans or extension loans (and) are entitled to registration rights pursuant to a registration rights agreement. The holders of these securities are entitled to make up to three demands, excluding short form demands, that the Company registers such securities. In addition, the holders have certain “piggy-back” registration rights with respect to registration statements filed subsequent to the Company’s completion of initial Business Combination and rights to require the Company to register for resale such securities pursuant to Rule 415 under the Securities Act. The Company will bear the expenses incurred in connection with the filing of any such registration statements.

 

Underwriting Agreement

 

The underwriters are entitled to a deferred fee of 3.25% of the gross proceeds of the Initial Public Offering, or US$2,242,500 until the closing of the Business Combination.

 

Critical Accounting Policies

 

The preparation of financial statements and related disclosures in conformity with U.S. GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements, and income and expenses during the periods reported. Actual results could materially differ from those estimates. We have not identified any significant accounting policies.

 

Ordinary Shares Subject to Possible Redemption

 

We account for our ordinary shares subject to possible redemption in accordance with the guidance in ASC Topic 480 “Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity.” Ordinary share subject to mandatory redemption (if any) is classified as a liability instrument and is measured at fair value. Conditionally redeemable ordinary shares (including ordinary shares that feature redemption rights that are either within the control of the holder or subject to redemption upon the occurrence of uncertain events not solely within our control) are classified as temporary equity. At all other times, ordinary shares are classified as shareholders’ equity. Our ordinary shares feature certain redemption rights that are considered to be outside of our control and subject to occurrence of uncertain future events.

 

Warrant accounting

 

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

 

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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 equity 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 liabilities 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 comprehensive loss.

 

As the warrants issued in the Initial Public Offering and private placement meet the criteria for equity classification under ASC 480, therefore, the warrants are classified as equity.

 

Net Loss Per Share

 

We calculate net loss per share in accordance with ASC Topic 260, “Earnings per Share.” Basic income per share is computed by dividing the net loss by the weighted-average number of ordinary shares outstanding during the period, excluding ordinary shares subject to possible conversion. Diluted loss per share is computed similar to basic loss per share except that the denominator is increased to include the number of additional ordinary shares that would have been outstanding if the potential ordinary share equivalents had been issued and if the additional ordinary shares were dilutive. Ordinary shares subject to possible conversion at the balance sheet date, which are not currently redeemable and are not redeemable at fair value, have been excluded from the calculation of basic and diluted loss per share since such shares, if redeemed, only participate in their pro rata share of the Trust Account earnings.

 

Factors That May Adversely Affect our Results of Operations

 

Our results of operations and our ability to complete an initial Business Combination may be adversely affected by various factors that could cause economic uncertainty and volatility in the financial markets, many of which are beyond our control. Our business could be impacted by, among other things, downturns in the financial markets or in economic conditions, increases in oil prices, inflation, increases in interest rates, supply chain disruptions, declines in consumer confidence and spending, the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, including resurgences and the emergence of new variants, and geopolitical instability, such as the military conflict in the Ukraine. We cannot at this time fully predict the likelihood of one or more of the above events, their duration or magnitude or the extent to which they may negatively impact our business and our ability to complete an initial Business Combination.

 

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Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

 

We are a smaller reporting company as defined by Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act and are not required to provide the information otherwise required under this item.

  

Item 4. Controls and Procedures

 

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

 

Disclosure controls and procedures are controls and other procedures designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed in our reports filed or submitted under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized, and reported within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms. Disclosure controls and procedures include, without limitation, controls and procedures designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed in our reports filed or submitted under the Exchange Act is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our principal executive officer and principal financial officer (together, the “Certifying Officers”), or persons performing similar functions, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

 

As required by Rules 13a-15 and 15d-15 under the Exchange Act, under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including our Certifying Officers, we conducted an evaluation of the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures as of June 30, 2022. Based on this evaluation, our Certifying Officers have concluded that during the period covered by this report, our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Exchange Act) were effective at a reasonable assurance level and, accordingly, provided reasonable assurance that the information required to be disclosed by us in reports filed under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms.

 

We do not expect that our disclosure controls and procedures will prevent all errors and all instances of fraud. Disclosure controls and procedures, no matter how well conceived and operated, can provide only reasonable, not absolute, assurance that the objectives of the disclosure controls and procedures are met. Further, the design of disclosure controls and procedures must reflect the fact that there are resource constraints, and the benefits must be considered relative to their costs. Because of the inherent limitations in all disclosure controls and procedures, no evaluation of disclosure controls and procedures can provide absolute assurance that we have detected all our control deficiencies and instances of fraud, if any. The design of disclosure controls and procedures also is based partly on certain assumptions about the likelihood of future events, and there can be no assurance that any design will succeed in achieving its stated goals under all potential future conditions.

 

Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting

 

Other than as discussed above, there have been no changes to our internal control over financial reporting during the quarter ended June 30, 2022 that materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

 

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PART II - OTHER INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Legal Proceedings

 

None

 

Item 1A. Risk Factors

 

As of the date of this Quarterly Report, other than as set forth below, there have been no material changes with respect to those risk factors previously disclosed in our final prospectus for our Initial Public Offering filed with the SEC. Any of these factors could result in a significant or material adverse effect on our results of operations or financial condition. Additional risks could arise that may also affect our business or ability to consummate an initial Business Combination. We may disclose changes to such risk factors or disclose additional risk factors from time to time in our future filings with the SEC.

 

If we are deemed to be an investment company for purposes of the Investment Company Act, we would be required to institute burdensome compliance requirements and our activities would be severely restricted. As a result, in such circumstances, unless we are able to modify our activities so that we would not be deemed an investment company, we would expect to abandon our efforts to complete an initial Business Combination and instead to liquidate the Company.

 

On March 30, 2022, the SEC issued proposed rules (the “SPAC Rule Proposals”) relating, among other matters, to the circumstances in which special purpose acquisition companies (“SPACs”) such as the Company could potentially be subject to the Investment Company Act and the regulations thereunder. The SPAC Rule Proposals would provide a safe harbor for such companies from the definition of “investment company” under Section 3(a)(1)(A) of the Investment Company Act, provided that a SPAC satisfies certain criteria, including a limited time period to announce and complete a de-SPAC transaction. Specifically, to comply with the safe harbor, the SPAC Rule Proposals would require a company to file a report on Form 8-K announcing that it has entered into an agreement with a target company for a business combination no later than 18 months after the effective date of its registration statement for its initial public offering (the “IPO Registration Statement”). The company would then be required to complete its initial business combination no later than 24 months after the effective date of the IPO Registration Statement.

 

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Because the SPAC Rule Proposals have not yet been adopted, there is currently uncertainty concerning the applicability of the Investment Company Act to a SPAC, including a company like ours, that has not entered into a definitive agreement within 18 months after the effective date of the IPO Registration Statement or that does not complete its business combination within 24 months after the effective date of the IPO Registration Statement. As a result, it is possible that a claim could be made that we have been operating as an unregistered investment company.

 

If we are deemed to be an investment company under the Investment Company Act, our activities would be severely restricted. In addition, we would be subject to burdensome compliance requirements. We do not believe that our principal activities will subject us to regulation as an investment company under the Investment Company Act. However, if we are deemed to be an investment company and subject to compliance with and regulation under the Investment Company Act, we would be subject to additional regulatory burdens and expenses for which we have not allotted funds. As a result, unless we are able to modify our activities so that we would not be deemed an investment company, we would expect to abandon our efforts to complete an initial Business Combination and instead to liquidate the Company.

 

To mitigate the risk that we might be deemed to be an investment company for purposes of the Investment Company Act, we may, at any time, instruct the trustee to liquidate the securities held in the Trust Account and instead to hold the funds in the Trust Account in cash until the earlier of the consummation of our initial Business Combination or our liquidation. As a result, following the liquidation of securities in the Trust Account, we would likely receive minimal interest, if any, on the funds held in the Trust Account, which would reduce the dollar amount our public shareholders would receive upon any redemption or liquidation of the Company.

 

The funds in the Trust Account have, since our Initial Public Offering, been held only in U.S. government treasury obligations with a maturity of 185 days or less or in money market funds investing solely in U.S. government treasury obligations and meeting certain conditions under Rule 2a-7 under the Investment Company Act. However, to mitigate the risk of us being deemed to be an unregistered investment company (including under the subjective test of Section 3(a)(1)(A) of the Investment Company Act) and thus subject to regulation under the Investment Company Act, we may, at any time, and we expect that we will, on or prior to the 24-month anniversary of the effective date of the IPO Registration Statement, instruct Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, the trustee with respect to the Trust Account, to liquidate the U.S. government treasury obligations or money market funds held in the Trust Account and thereafter to hold all funds in the Trust Account in cash until the earlier of consummation of our initial Business Combination or liquidation of the Company. Following such liquidation, we would likely receive minimal interest, if any, on the funds held in the Trust Account. However, interest previously earned on the funds held in the Trust Account still may be released to us to pay our taxes, if any, and certain other expenses as permitted. As a result, any decision to liquidate the securities held in the Trust Account and thereafter to hold all funds in the Trust Account in cash would reduce the dollar amount our public shareholders would receive upon any redemption or liquidation of the Company.

 

In addition, even prior to the 24-month anniversary of the effective date of the IPO Registration Statement, we may be deemed to be an investment company. The longer that the funds in the Trust Account are held in short-term U.S. government treasury obligations or in money market funds invested exclusively in such securities, even prior to the 24-month anniversary, the greater the risk that we may be considered an unregistered investment company, in which case we may be required to liquidate the Company. Accordingly, we may determine, in our discretion, to liquidate the securities held in the Trust Account at any time, even prior to the 24-month anniversary, and instead hold all funds in the Trust Account in cash, which would further reduce the dollar amount our public shareholders would receive upon any redemption or liquidation of the Company.

 

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

 

On August 15, 2022, we consummated the Initial Public Offering of 6,900,000 Units, including 900,000 Units issued pursuant to the full exercise by the underwriter of its over-allotment option. The Units were sold at an offering price of US$10.00 per Unit, generating total gross proceeds of US$69,000,000. Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc. acted as the underwriter of the Initial Public Offering. The securities in the offering were registered under the registration statement on Form S-1, as amended (File No. 333-261340), originally filed with the SEC on November 24, 2021. The SEC declared the registration statement effective on August 10, 2022.

 

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Simultaneously with the consummation of the Initial Public Offering, the Company consummated the private placement of an aggregate of 341,500 Private Placement Units, each Private Placement Unit consisting of one ordinary share, one warrant and one right, to the Sponsor at a price of US$10.00 per Private Placement Unit, generating total proceeds of US$3,415,000. The issuance of the Private Placement Units was made pursuant to the exemption from registration contained in Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act.

 

The Private Placement Units (and the underlying securities) are identical to the Units sold in the Initial Public Offering, except as otherwise disclosed in the registration statement. No underwriting discounts or commissions were paid with respect to such sale.

 

An aggregate of US$70,035,000, or US$10.15 per Unit, representing net proceeds from the Initial Public Offering (which amount includes US$2,242,500 of the underwriters’ deferred commissions) and the Private Placement Units were placed in a U.S.-based trust account established for the benefit of the Company’s public shareholders and maintained by Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, acting as trustee.

 

We paid a total of US$1,380,000 in underwriting commissions, and US$635,682 for other costs and expenses related to the Initial Public Offering.

 

For a description of the use of the proceeds generated in our Initial Public Offering, see Part I, Item 2 of this Quarterly Report.

 

Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities

 

None.

 

Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 5. Other Information

 

None.

 

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Item 6. Exhibits

 

The following exhibits are filed as part of, or incorporated by reference into, this Quarterly Report.

 

No.   Description of Exhibit
1.1   Underwriting Agreement, dated August 10, 2022, between the Company and Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc. as representative of the several underwriters(1)
3.1   Amended and Restated Memorandum and Articles of Association(1)
4.1   Warrant Agreement, dated August 10, 2022, by and between the Company and Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company(1)
4.2   Rights Agreement, dated August 10, 2022, by and between the Company and Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company(1)
10.1   Investment Management Trust Agreement, dated August 10, 2022, by and between the Company and Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company(1)
10.2   Registration Rights Agreement, dated August 10, 2022, by and among the Company and the Sponsor(1)
10.3   Letter Agreement, dated August 10, 2022, by and among the Company, its officers and directors and the Sponsor(1)
10.4   Private Placement Units Subscription Agreement, dated August 10, 2022, by and between the Company and the Sponsor(1)
31.1*   Certification of the Principal Executive Officer pursuant to Rules 13a-14(a) and Rule 15d-14(a) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as adopted pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
31.2*   Certification of the Principal Financial Officer pursuant to Rules 13a-14(a) and Rule 15d-14(a) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as adopted pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
32.1**   Certification of the Principal Executive Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
32.2**   Certification of the Principal Financial Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
101.INS*   Inline XBRL Instance Document.
101.SCH*   Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document.
101.CAL*     Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document.
101.DEF*   Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document.
101.LAB*     Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document.
101.PRE*   Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document.
104*     Cover Page Interactive Data File (formatted as Inline XBRL and contained in Exhibit 101).

 

* Filed herewith.
** Furnished herewith.
(1) Incorporated herein by reference to the relevant exhibits to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed on August 16, 2022.

 

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SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

  HAINAN MANASLU ACQUISITION CORP.
     
Dated: September 20, 2022 By: /s/ Zhifan Zhou
  Name:  Zhifan Zhou
  Title: Chief Executive Officer
    (Principal Executive Officer)
     
Dated: September 20, 2022 By: /s/ Wenyi Shen
  Name: Wenyi Shen
  Title: Chief Financial Officer
    (Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)

 

 

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