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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE

COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 10-Q

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

For the quarterly period ended September 30, 2022

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

For the transition period from                  to

Commission File No. 001-39850

KL Acquisition Corp

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware

    

85-2734828

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.) 

111 West 33rd Street, Suite 1910

New York, NY 10120

(Address of Principal Executive Offices, including zip code)

(212) 782-3482

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

N/A

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

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

Title of Each Class:

 

Trading Symbol(s)

 

Name of Each Exchange on Which Registered:

Units, each consisting of one share of Class A common stock, $0.0001 par value, and one-third of one redeemable warrant

 

KLAQU

 

The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC

Class A common stock included as part of the units

 

KLAQ

 

The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC

Redeemable warrants included as part of the units

 

KLAQW

 

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 November 21, 2022, there were 28,750,000 shares of Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (the “Class A common stock”) and 7,187,500 shares of the company’s Class B common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (the “Class B common stock”), of the registrant issued and outstanding.

KL ACQUISITION CORP

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

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Page

PART 1 – FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1.

Financial Statements

3

Condensed Balance Sheets as of September 30, 2022 (Unaudited) and December 31, 2021

3

Condensed Statements of Operations for the Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2022 and 2021 (Unaudited)

4

Condensed Statements of Changes in Stockholders’ Deficit for the Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2022 and 2021 (Unaudited)

5

Condensed Statements of Cash Flows for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2022 and 2021 (Unaudited)

6

Notes to Condensed 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

26

Item 4.

Controls and Procedures

26

PART II – OTHER INFORMATION

28

Item 1.

Legal Proceedings

28

Item 1A.

Risk Factors

28

Item 2.

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

30

Item 3.

Defaults Upon Senior Securities

30

Item 4.

Mine Safety Disclosures

30

Item 5.

Other Information

30

Item 6.

Exhibits

31

SIGNATURES

32

i

PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1. Financial Statements. 

KL ACQUISITION CORP

CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS

    

September 30, 2022

    

December 31, 2021

(Unaudited)

Assets

Current assets:

Cash

$

19,995

$

549,993

Prepaid expenses

 

98,957

 

300,000

Total current assets

118,952

849,993

Cash and investments held in Trust Account

289,284,930

287,569,685

Other non-current assets

4,932

Total assets

$

289,403,882

$

288,424,610

Liabilities, Redeemable Common Stock and Stockholders’ Deficit

 

  

 

  

Current liabilities:

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

$

33,594

$

123,116

Accrued income tax payable

301,335

Franchise tax payable

150,000

144,294

Total current liabilities

484,929

267,410

Warrant Liabilities

 

738,975

 

7,830,794

Deferred underwriters’ discount

 

10,062,500

 

10,062,500

Total liabilities

 

11,286,404

 

18,160,704

 

  

 

  

Commitments and Contingencies (Note 6)

 

  

 

  

Common stock subject to possible redemption, 28,750,000 shares at redemption value of $10.04 and $10.00 per share as of September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021

288,558,909

287,500,000

 

  

 

Stockholders’ deficit:

 

  

 

Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value; 1,000,000 shares authorized; none issued and outstanding

 

 

Class A common stock, $0.0001 par value; 200,000,000 shares authorized

 

 

Class B common stock, $0.0001 par value; 20,000,000 shares authorized; 7,187,500 shares issued and outstanding as of September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021

 

719

 

719

Additional paid-in capital

 

 

Accumulated deficit

 

(10,442,150)

 

(17,236,813)

Total stockholders’ deficit

 

(10,441,431)

 

(17,236,094)

Total liabilities, redeemable common stock and stockholders’ deficit

$

289,403,882

$

288,424,610

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

3

KL ACQUISITION CORP

CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

September 30, 

September 30, 

    

2022

    

2021

    

2022

    

2021

Operating costs

$

216,760

$

22,995

$

652,157

$

600,749

Loss from operations

(216,760)

(22,995)

(652,157)

(600,749)

Other income (expense):

Interest income earned on Trust

1,297,971

3,701

1,715,245

63,609

Change in fair value of warrant liabilities

1,471,608

3,203,728

7,091,819

8,547,301

Warrant issuance costs

(701,643)

Total other income, net

2,769,579

3,207,429

8,807,064

7,909,267

Income before provision for income taxes

2,552,819

3,184,434

8,154,907

7,308,518

Provision for income taxes

(262,074)

(301,335)

Net income

$

2,290,745

$

3,184,434

$

7,853,572

$

7,308,518

 

 

 

Weighted average shares outstanding of Class A common stock subject to possible redemption

 

28,750,000

 

28,750,000

28,750,000

27,486,264

Basic and diluted net income per share, Class A common stock subject to possible redemption

$

0.06

$

0.09

$

0.22

$

0.21

Weighted average shares outstanding of Class B common stock

 

7,187,500

 

7,187,500

 

7,187,500

7,187,500

Basic and diluted net income per share, Class B common stock

$

0.06

$

0.09

$

0.22

$

0.21

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

4

KL ACQUISITION CORP

CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT

(Unaudited)

THREE AND NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2022

Common Stock

Additional

Total

Class A

Class B

Paid-In

Accumulated

Stockholders’

    

Shares

    

Amount

    

Shares

    

Amount

    

Capital

    

Deficit

    

Deficit

Balance as of January 1, 2022

$

7,187,500

$

719

$

$

(17,236,813)

$

(17,236,094)

Net income

4,144,861

4,144,861

Balance as of March 31, 2022

7,187,500

719

$

(13,091,952)

(13,091,233)

Remeasurement of common stock subject to possible redemption

(203,404)

(203,404)

Net income

1,417,966

1,417,966

Balance as of June 30, 2022

7,187,500

719

$

(11,877,390)

(11,876,671)

Remeasurement of common stock subject to possible redemption

(855,505)

(855,505)

Net income

2,290,745

2,290,745

Balance as of September 30, 2022

$

7,187,500

$

719

$

$

(10,442,150)

$

(10,441,431)

THREE AND NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2021

Common Stock

Additional

Total

Class A

Class B

Paid-In

Accumulated

Stockholders’

    

Shares

    

Amount

    

Shares

    

Amount

    

Capital

    

Deficit

    

Deficit

Balance as of January 1, 2021

$

7,187,500

$

719

$

24,281

$

(71,932)

$

(46,932)

Excess of cash received over fair value of private placement warrants

981,483

981,483

Remeasurement of Class A common stock subject to possible redemption

(1,005,764)

(27,058,912)

(28,064,676)

Net income

 

 

 

 

8,791,361

 

8,791,361

Balance as of March 31, 2021

$

7,187,500

719

(18,339,483)

(18,338,764)

Net loss

(4,667,277)

(4,667,277)

Balance as of June 30, 2021

7,187,500

719

(23,006,760)

(23,006,041)

Net income

3,184,434

3,184,434

Balance as of September 30, 2021

 

$

7,187,500

$

719

$

$

(19,822,326)

$

(19,821,607)

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

5

KL ACQUISITION CORP

CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)

Nine Months Ended

September 30, 

    

2022

    

2021

Cash Flows from Operating Activities:

Net income

$

7,853,572

$

7,308,518

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash used in operating activities:

 

 

Interest earned on trust account

(1,715,245)

(63,609)

Offering costs allocated to warrants

701,643

Change in fair value of warrant liabilities

(7,091,819)

(8,547,301)

Changes in current assets and current liabilities:

 

 

Prepaid expenses and other non-current assets

205,975

(395,453)

Franchise tax payable

 

5,706

 

78,711

Accrued income tax payable

301,335

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

(89,522)

96,928

Net cash used in operating activities

 

(529,998)

 

(820,563)

Cash Flows from Investing Activities:

Investment of cash into trust account

(287,500,000)

Net cash used in investing activities

(287,500,000)

 

  

 

  

Cash Flows from Financing Activities:

 

  

 

  

Proceeds from the Initial Public Offering, net of underwriters’ discount

281,750,000

Proceeds from private placement

7,750,000

Repayment of promissory note to related party

 

 

(152,031)

Payments of offering costs

 

 

(356,109)

Net cash provided by financing activities

 

 

288,991,860

 

 

Net Change in Cash

 

(529,998)

 

671,297

Cash — Beginning

 

549,993

 

Cash — Ending

$

19,995

$

671,297

 

 

Supplemental Disclosure of Non-cash Financing Activities:

 

 

Initial value of warrant liabilities

$

$

19,189,839

Remeasurement of Class A common stock subject to possible redemption

$

1,058,909

$

Deferred underwriters’ discount payable charged to additional paid-in capital

$

$

10,062,500

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

6

Table of Contents

KL ACQUISITION CORP

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

Note 1 — Organization and Business Operations

Organization and General

KL Acquisition Corp (the “Company”) was incorporated in Delaware on August 26, 2020. The Company was formed for the purpose of entering into a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses (a “Business Combination”). The Company has selected December 31 as its fiscal year end.

As of September 30, 2022, the Company had not yet commenced any operations. All activity through September 30, 2022, relates to the Company’s formation, the Initial Public Offering (“IPO”) described below and the Company’s search for targets for its initial Business Combination. The Company will not generate any operating revenues until after the completion of its initial Business Combination, at the earliest. The Company generates non-operating income in the form of interest income on cash and cash equivalents deposited in the Trust Account (as defined below).

The Company’s sponsor is KL Sponsor, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (the “Sponsor”).

Financing

The registration statement for the Company’s IPO was declared effective on January 7, 2021. On January 12, 2021, the Company consummated the IPO of 28,750,000 units (the “Units” and, with respect to the common stock included in the Units being offered, the “public shares”), at $10.00 per Unit, generating gross proceeds of $287,500,000, which is discussed in Note 3.

Simultaneously with the closing of the IPO, the Company consummated the sale of 5,166,667 warrants (the “Private Placement Warrants”) in a private placement to the Sponsor, at a price of $1.50 per Private Placement Warrant, generating gross proceeds of $7,750,000, which is discussed in Note 4.

Transaction costs amounted to $16,344,997 consisting of $5,750,000 of underwriting fees, $10,062,500 of deferred underwriting fees and $532,497 of other offering costs. Of the total transaction cost $701,643 was expensed as non-operating expenses in that statements of operations with the rest of the offering costs charged to stockholders’ deficit. The transaction costs were allocated based on the relative fair value basis, compared to the total offering proceeds, between the fair value of the Public Warrant (as defined in Note 3) liabilities and the Class A common stock.

Trust Account

Following the closing of the IPO on January 12, 2021, an amount of $287,500,000 from the net proceeds of the sale of the Units in the IPO and the sale of the Private Placement Warrants was placed in a trust account (“Trust Account”) and invested in U.S. government securities, within the meaning set forth in Section 2(a)(16) of the Investment Company Act, with a maturity of 185 days or less or in any open-ended investment company that holds itself out as a money market fund meeting the conditions of Rule 2a-7 of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the “Investment Company Act”), as determined by the Company. Except with respect to interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account that may be released to the Company to pay its tax obligations, the proceeds from the IPO and the sale of the Private Placement Warrants will not be released from the Trust Account until the earliest of (a) the completion of the Company’s initial Business Combination, (b) the redemption of any public shares properly submitted in connection with a stockholder vote to amend the Company’s amended and restated certificate of incorporation, and (c) the redemption of the Company’s public shares if the Company is unable to complete the initial Business Combination within 24 months from the closing of the IPO, subject to applicable law. The proceeds deposited in the Trust Account could become subject to the claims of the Company’s creditors, if any, which could have priority over the claims of the Company’s public stockholders.

Initial Business Combination

The Company’s management has broad discretion with respect to the specific application of the net proceeds of the IPO, although substantially all of the net proceeds are intended to be generally applied toward consummating a Business Combination.

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The Company’s 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 (net of taxes payable) at the time of the signing an agreement to enter into a Business Combination. However, 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 public stockholders with the opportunity to redeem all or a portion of their public shares upon the completion of the initial Business Combination either (i) in connection with a stockholder meeting called to approve the initial Business Combination or (ii) by means of a tender offer. The decision as to whether the Company will seek stockholder approval of a proposed initial Business Combination or conduct a tender offer will be made by the Company, solely in its discretion. The stockholders will be entitled to redeem their shares for a pro rata portion of the amount then on deposit in the Trust Account (initially $10.00 per share, 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 shares of common stock subject to redemption is recorded at a redemption value and classified as temporary equity upon the completion of the IPO, in accordance with the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 480, “Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity” (“ASC 480”). In such case, the Company will proceed with a Business Combination if the Company has net tangible assets of at least $5,000,001 either immediately prior to or upon consummation of a Business Combination and, if the Company seeks stockholder approval, a majority of the issued and outstanding shares voted are voted in favor of the Business Combination.

The Company will have 24 months from the closing of the IPO (with the ability to extend with stockholder approval) to consummate a Business Combination (the “Combination Period”). However, if the Company is unable to complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period, the Company will redeem 100% of the outstanding public shares for a pro rata portion of the funds held in the Trust Account, equal to the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account including interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account and not previously released to the Company, divided by the number of then outstanding public shares, subject to applicable law and as further described in the registration statement, and then seek to dissolve and liquidate.

The Company’s Sponsor, officers and directors have agreed to (i) waive their redemption rights with respect to their founder shares (as defined in Note 5) and public shares in connection with the completion of the initial Business Combination, (ii) waive their redemption rights with respect to their founder shares and public shares in connection with a stockholder vote to approve an amendment to the Company’s amended and restated certificate of incorporation, and (iii) 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 the Combination Period.

The Company’s Sponsor has agreed that it will be liable to the Company if and to the extent any claims by a third party for services rendered or products sold to the Company, or a prospective target business with which the Company has entered into a written letter of intent, confidentiality or similar agreement or business combination agreement, reduce the amount of funds in the Trust Account to below the lesser of (i) $10.00 per public share and (ii) the actual amount per public share held in the Trust Account as of the date of the liquidation of the Trust Account, if less than $10.00 per share due to reductions in the value of the trust assets, less taxes payable, provided that such liability will not apply to any claims by a third party or prospective target business who executed a waiver of any and all rights to the monies held in the Trust Account (whether or not such waiver is enforceable) nor will it apply to any claims under the Company’s indemnity of the underwriters of the IPO against certain liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). However, the Company has not asked its Sponsor to reserve for such indemnification obligations, nor has the Company independently verified whether its Sponsor has sufficient funds to satisfy its indemnity obligations and believe that the Company’s Sponsor’s only assets are securities of the Company. Therefore, the Company cannot assure that its Sponsor would be able to satisfy those obligations.

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Liquidity, Capital Resources, and Going Concern

As of September 30, 2022, the Company had cash outside the Trust Account of $19,995 available for working capital needs and working capital of $360,044, which excludes $301,335 of income taxes payable and $150,000 of franchise taxes payable that can be paid with the interest earned on the trust and $274,686 of franchise taxes paid from the operating account which are reimbursable with the interest earned on the trust. All remaining cash held in the Trust Account is generally unavailable for the Company’s use, prior to an initial Business Combination, and is restricted for use either in a Business Combination or to redeem public shares.

The Company anticipates that the cash outside of the Trust Account as of September 30, 2022 will not be sufficient to allow it to operate until January 12, 2023. Until the consummation of its Business Combination, the Company will be using the funds not held in the Trust Account, and any additional Working Capital Loans (as defined in Note 5) from the initial stockholders, its officers and directors, or their respective affiliates (as described in Note 5), for identifying and evaluating prospective acquisition candidates, performing business due diligence on prospective target businesses, traveling to and from the offices, plants or similar locations of prospective target businesses, reviewing corporate documents and material agreements of prospective target businesses, selecting the target business to acquire and structuring, negotiating and consummating the Business Combination.

If the Company’s estimates of the costs of undertaking in-depth due diligence and negotiating the Business Combination are less than the actual amount necessary to do so, the Company may have insufficient funds available to operate its business prior to the Business Combination. Moreover, the Company will need to raise additional capital through loans from its Sponsor, officers, directors, or third parties. None of the Company’s Sponsor, officers or directors are under any obligation to advance funds to, or to invest in, the Company. If it is unable to raise additional capital, the Company may be required to take additional measures to conserve liquidity, which could include, but is not necessarily limited to, curtailing operations, suspending the pursuit of the Company’s business plan, and reducing overhead expenses. The Company cannot provide any assurance that new financing will be available to it on commercially acceptable terms, if at all.

In connection with the Company’s assessment of going concern considerations in accordance with Financial Accounting Standard Board’s Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2014-15, “Disclosures of Uncertainties about an Entity’s Ability to Continue as a Going Concern,” the Company has until January 12, 2023 to consummate a Business Combination. It is uncertain that the Company will be able to consummate a Business Combination by this time. If a Business Combination is not consummated by this date and an extension has not been approved by the Company’s stockholders, there will be a mandatory liquidation and subsequent dissolution of the Company. Management has determined that the liquidity condition, mandatory liquidation, should a Business Combination not occur and an extension not approved by the stockholders, and potential subsequent dissolution raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. No adjustments have been made to the carrying amounts of assets or liabilities should the Company be required to liquidate after January 12, 2023. The Company intends to continue to search for and seek to complete a Business Combination before the mandatory liquidation date. The Company is within 12 months of its mandatory liquidation date as of the time of filing of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.

Risks and Uncertainties

Management is continuing to evaluate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the industry, the geopolitical conditions resulting from the recent invasion of Ukraine by Russia and subsequent sanctions against Russia, Belarus and related individuals and entities and the status of debt and equity markets, as well as protectionist legislation in the Company’s target markets and has concluded that while it is reasonably possible that it 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 the financial statements. The financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty.

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Inflation Reduction Act of 2022

On August 16, 2022, the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (the “IR Act”) was signed into federal law. The IR Act provides for, among other things, a new U.S. federal 1% excise tax on certain repurchases of stock by publicly traded U.S. domestic corporations and certain U.S. domestic subsidiaries of publicly traded foreign corporations occurring on or after January 1, 2023. The excise tax is imposed on the repurchasing corporation itself, not its shareholders from which shares are repurchased. The amount of the excise tax is generally 1% of the fair market value of the shares repurchased at the time of the repurchase. However, for purposes of calculating the excise tax, repurchasing corporations are permitted to net the fair market value of certain new stock issuances against the fair market value of stock repurchases during the same taxable year. In addition, certain exceptions apply to the excise tax. The U.S. Department of the Treasury (the “Treasury”) has been given authority to provide regulations and other guidance to carry out and prevent the abuse or avoidance of the excise tax.

Any redemption or other repurchase that occurs after December 31, 2022, in connection with a Business Combination, a vote by stockholders to extend the period of time to complete the Business Combination (the “extension vote”) or otherwise, may be subject to the excise tax. Whether and to what extent the Company would be subject to the excise tax in connection with a Business Combination, extension vote or otherwise would depend on a number of factors, including (i) the fair market value of the redemptions and repurchases in connection with the Business Combination, extension or otherwise, (ii) the structure of a Business Combination, (iii) the nature and amount of any “PIPE” or other equity issuances in connection with a Business Combination (or otherwise issued not in connection with a Business Combination but issued within the same taxable year of a Business Combination) and (iv) the content of regulations and other guidance from the Treasury. In addition, because the excise tax would be payable by the Company and not by the redeeming holder, the mechanics of any required payment of the excise tax have not been determined. The foregoing could cause a reduction in the cash available on hand to complete a Business Combination and in the Company’s ability to complete a Business Combination.

At this time, it has been determined that none of the IR Act tax provisions have an impact on the Company’s fiscal 2022 tax provision. The Company will continue to monitor for updates to the Company’s business along with guidance issued with respect to the IR Act to determine whether any adjustments are needed to the Company’s tax provision in future periods.

Note 2 — Significant Accounting Policies

Basis of Presentation

The accompanying unaudited condensed financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”) for interim financial information and in accordance with the instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 8 of Regulation S-X of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). Certain information or footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP have been condensed or omitted, pursuant to the rules and regulations of the SEC for interim financial reporting. Accordingly, they do not include all the information and footnotes necessary for a complete presentation of financial position, results of operations, or cash flows. In the opinion of management, the accompanying unaudited condensed financial statements include all adjustments, consisting of a normal recurring nature, which are necessary for a fair presentation of the financial position, operating results and cash flows for the periods presented.

The accompanying unaudited condensed financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021 as filed with the SEC on March 31, 2022 (the “2021 Annual Report”), which contained the audited financial statements and notes thereto. The interim results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2022 are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the year ending December 31, 2022 or for any future interim periods.

Emerging Growth Company Status

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 stockholder approval of any golden parachute payments not previously approved.

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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 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. This may make comparison of the Company’s financial statements with another public company which is neither an emerging growth company nor an emerging growth company which has opted out of using the extended transition period difficult or impossible

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 statements and the reported amounts of expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

Cash and Cash Equivalents

The Company considers all short-term investments with an original maturity of three months or less when purchased to be cash equivalents. The Company did not have any cash equivalents as of September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021.

Marketable Securities Held in Trust Account

At September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, funds held in the Trust Account were $289,284,930 and $287,569,685 of investments held in a money market fund, respectively, characterized as Level 1 investments within the fair value hierarchy under ASC 820 (as defined below).

The Company’s portfolio of investments held in the Trust Account is comprised of U.S. government securities, within the meaning set forth in Section 2(a)(16) of the Investment Company Act, with a maturity of 185 days or less, or investments in money market funds that invest in U.S. government securities, or a combination thereof. The Company’s investments held in the Trust Account are classified as trading securities. Trading securities are presented on the balance sheets at fair value at the end of each reporting period. Gains and losses resulting from the change in fair value of these securities is included in income from investments held in Trust Account in the accompanying unaudited condensed statements of operations.

Concentration of Credit Risk

Financial instruments that potentially subject the Company to concentrations of credit risk consist of a cash account in a financial institution, which, at times, may exceed the Federal Deposit Insurance Coverage limit of $250,000. At September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, the Company had not experienced losses on this account.

Common Stock Subject to Possible Redemption

The Company accounts for its Class A common stock subject to possible redemption in accordance with the guidance in ASC 480. Class A common stock subject to mandatory redemption (if any) are classified as a liability instrument and are measured at fair value. Conditionally redeemable common stock (including common stock 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, common stock is classified as stockholders’ deficit. The Company’s common stock feature certain redemption rights that are considered to be outside of the Company’s control and subject to the occurrence of uncertain future events. Accordingly, as of September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, 28,750,000 shares of Class A common stock subject to possible redemption were presented at redemption value as temporary equity, outside of the stockholders’ deficit section of the Company’s balance sheets, respectively.

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Net Income Per Share of Common Stock

The Company has two classes of shares, which are referred to as Class A common stock and Class B common stock. Earnings and losses are shared pro rata between the two classes of shares. The Company has not considered the effect of the warrants sold in the IPO and the Private Placement to purchase an aggregate of 14,750,000 shares of its Class A common stock in the calculation of diluted income per share, since their exercise is contingent upon future events. As a result, diluted net income per common stock is the same as basic net income per common stock.

The table below presents a reconciliation of the numerator and denominator used to compute basic and diluted net income per share for each class of common stock.

For the Three Months Ended

September 30, 

    

2022

2021

 

Class A

    

Class B

    

Class A

    

Class B

Basic and diluted net income per share:

 

  

 

  

Numerator:

Allocation of net income

$

1,832,596

$

458,149

$

2,547,547

$

636,887

Denominator:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted-average shares outstanding

28,750,000

7,187,500

28,750,000

7,187,500

Basic and diluted net income per share

$

0.06

$

0.06

$

0.09

$

0.09

For the Nine Months Ended

September 30,

2022

2021

    

Class A

    

Class B

    

Class A

    

Class B

Basic and diluted net income per share:

 

  

 

  

 

  

 

  

Numerator:

 

  

 

  

 

  

 

  

Allocation of net income

$

6,282,858

$

1,570,714

$

5,793,540

$

1,514,978

Denominator:

 

  

 

  

 

  

 

  

Weighted-average shares outstanding

 

28,750,000

 

7,187,500

 

27,486,264

 

7,187,500

Basic and diluted net income per share

$

0.22

$

0.22

$

0.21

$

0.21

Offering Costs

The Company complies with the requirements of the FASB ASC Topic 340-10-S99-1, “Accounting for Transaction Cost”, and SEC Staff Accounting Bulletin Topic 5A, “Expenses of Offering”. Offering costs consist principally of professional and registration fees incurred through the balance sheet date that are related to the IPO and that were charged to temporary equity upon the completion of the IPO. Accordingly, on December 31, 2021, offering costs totaling $16,344,997 have been charged to temporary equity (consisting of $5,750,000 of underwriting fees, $10,062,500 of deferred underwriting fees and $532,497 of other offering costs). Of the total transaction cost, $701,643 was expensed as non-operating expenses in that statements of operations with the remaining offering cost charged to temporary equity. The transaction costs were allocated based on the relative fair value basis, compared to the total offering proceeds, between the fair value of the public warrant liabilities and the Class A common stock.

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Stock Based Compensation

The transfer of the Founders Shares to the Company’s directors, as described above, is within 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 effectively transferred 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 (See Note 5).

Fair Value of Financial Instruments

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

Warrant Liabilities

The Company does not use derivative instruments to hedge exposures to cash flow, market, or foreign currency risks. The Company evaluates all of its financial instruments, including issued stock purchase warrants, to determine if such instruments are derivatives or contain features that qualify as embedded derivatives, pursuant to ASC 480 and ASC 815-15. The classification of derivative instruments, including whether such instruments should be recorded as liabilities or as equity, is re-assessed at the end of each reporting period.

The Company accounts for its 14,750,000 warrants, including 9,583,333 Public Warrants and 5,166,667 Private Placement Warrants, as derivative warrant liabilities in accordance with ASC 815-40. Accordingly, the Company recognizes the warrant instruments as liabilities at fair value and adjusts the instruments to fair value at each reporting period. The liabilities are subject to re-measurement at each balance sheet date until exercised, and any change in fair value is recognized in the Company’s statements of operations. The Company’s warrant liability for the Private Placement Warrants is based on a Black-Scholes-Merton model. In February 2021, the Company’s Public Warrants began trading on the Nasdaq Capital Market. As such, the price for the Public Warrants is based on an unadjusted market price.

Income Taxes

The Company accounts for income taxes under ASC 740, “Income Taxes.” ASC 740, Income Taxes, requires the recognition of deferred tax assets and liabilities for both the expected impact of differences between the unaudited condensed financial statements and tax basis of assets and liabilities and for the expected future tax benefit to be derived from tax loss and tax credit carry forwards. ASC 740 additionally requires a valuation allowance to be established when it is more likely than not that all or a portion of deferred tax assets will not be realized. As of September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, the Company’s deferred tax asset had a full valuation allowance recorded against it.

ASC 740-270-25-2 requires that an annual effective tax rate be determined and such annual effective rate applied to year to date income in interim periods under ASC 740-270-30-5. The Company’s effective tax rate was 10.23% and 0.00% for the three months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively, and 3.69% and 0.00% for the nine months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively. The effective tax rate differs from the statutory tax rate of 21% for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021, primarily due to changes in the fair value in of the warrant liabilities and the valuation allowance on the deferred tax assets.

ASC 740 also clarifies the accounting for uncertainty in income taxes recognized in an enterprise’s financial statements and prescribes a recognition threshold and measurement process for financial statement recognition and measurement of a tax position 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. ASC 740 also provides guidance on derecognition, classification, interest and penalties, accounting in interim period, disclosure and transition.

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The Company recognizes accrued interest and penalties related to unrecognized tax benefits as income tax expense. There were no unrecognized tax benefits and no amounts accrued for interest and penalties as of September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021. The Company is currently not aware of any issues under review that could result in significant payments, accruals or material deviation from its position.

The Company has identified the United States as its only “major” tax jurisdiction. The Company is subject to income taxation by major taxing authorities since inception. These examinations may include questioning the timing and amount of deductions, the nexus of income among various tax jurisdictions and compliance with federal and state 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.

Recent Accounting Standards

In August 2020, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2020-06, Debt - Debt with Conversion and Other Options (Subtopic 470-20) and Derivatives and Hedging - Contracts in Entity’s Own Equity (Subtopic 815-40) (“ASU 2020-06”) to simplify accounting for certain financial instruments. ASU 2020-06 eliminates the current models that require separation of beneficial conversion and cash conversion features from convertible instruments and simplifies the derivative scope exception guidance pertaining to equity classification of contracts in an entity’s own equity. The new standard also introduces additional disclosures for convertible debt and freestanding instruments that are indexed to and settled in an entity’s own equity. ASU 2020-06 amends the diluted earnings per share guidance, including the requirement to use the if-converted method for all convertible instruments. As a smaller reporting company, ASU 2020-06 is effective January 1, 2024 for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2023 and should be applied on a full or modified retrospective basis, with early adoption permitted beginning on January 1, 2021. The Company is currently assessing the impact, if any, that ASU 2020-06 would have on its financial position, results of operations or cash flows. The Company has not adopted this guidance as of September 30, 2022.

Management does not believe that any other recently issued, but not effective, accounting standards, if currently adopted, would have a material effect on the Company’s financial statements.

Note 3 — Initial Public Offering

In connection with the IPO, the Company sold 28,750,000 Units including 3,750,000 Units purchased by the underwriters pursuant to the over-allotment option, at a price of $10.00 per Unit. Each Unit consists of one share of Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, and one-third of one redeemable warrant (“Public Warrant”). Each whole Public Warrant entitles the holder to purchase one share of Class A common stock at a price of $11.50 per share.

All of the 28,750,000 shares of Class A common stock sold as part of the Units in the IPO 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 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.

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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 recognizes changes in redemption value immediately as they occur. Immediately upon the closing of the IPO, the Company recognized the accretion from initial book value to redemption amount value. The change in the carrying value of redeemable common stock resulted in charges against additional paid-in capital and accumulated deficit. The dissolution expense of $100,000 is not included in the calculation of the redemption value of the shares subject to redemption since it is only taken into account in the event of the Company’s liquidation.

As of September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, the shares of common stock reflected on the balance sheet are reconciled in the following table:

Gross proceeds from IPO

    

$

287,500,000

Less:

 

  

Proceeds allocated to Public Warrants

 

(12,421,322)

Common stock issuance costs

 

(15,643,354)

Plus:

 

  

Remeasurement of carrying value to redemption value

 

28,064,676

Class A common stock subject to redemption, December 31, 2021

$

287,500,000

Plus:

Remeasurement of carrying value to redemption value

1,058,909

Contingently redeemable common stock, September 30, 2022

$

288,558,909

Note 4 — Private Placement

Simultaneously with the closing of the IPO, the Sponsor purchased an aggregate of 5,166,667 Private Placement Warrants at a price of $1.50 per warrant ($7,750,000 in the aggregate), each Private Placement Warrant is exercisable to purchase one share of Class A common stock at a price of $11.50 per share. A portion of the purchase price of the Private Placement Warrants was added to the proceeds from the IPO to be held in the Trust Account. If the Company does not complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period, the proceeds of the sale of the Private Placement Warrants will be used to fund the redemption of the public shares (subject to the requirements of applicable law) and the Private Placement Warrants will expire worthless. There will be no redemption rights or liquidating distributions from the Trust Account with respect to the Private Placement Warrants.

Note 5 — Related Party Transactions

Founder Shares

On December 29, 2020, the Sponsor paid $25,000, or approximately $0.003 per share, to cover certain offering costs in consideration for 8,625,000 shares of Class B common stock, par value $0.0001 (“founder shares”). On December 16, 2020, the Sponsor effected a surrender of 1,437,500 founder shares to the Company, resulting in a decrease in the total number of Class B common stock outstanding from 8,625,000 to 7,187,500 founder shares.

The Sponsor has agreed that, subject to certain limited exceptions, the founder shares will not be transferred, assigned, sold or released from escrow until the earlier of (A) one year after the completion of a Business Combination or (B) subsequent to a Business Combination. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if the last reported sale price of the shares of the Company’s Class A common stock equals or exceeds $12.00 per share (as adjusted for stock splits, stock capitalizations, reorganizations, recapitalizations and the like) for any 20 trading days within any 30-trading day period commencing at least 150 days after a Business Combination, the converted Class A common stock will be released from the lock-up.

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Promissory Note — Related Party

On August 26, 2020, the Company issued an unsecured promissory note to the Sponsor (the “Promissory Note”), pursuant to which the Company may borrow up to an aggregate principal amount of $300,000. The Promissory Note is non-interest bearing and payable on the earlier of (i) March 31, 2021 or (i) the consummation of the IPO. As of September 30, 2022, the Company had repaid the balance of $152,031 under the Promissory Note in full.

Stock Based Compensation

On December 16, 2020, the Company’s Sponsor transferred a total of 120,000 founder shares to directors. The transfer of the Founders Shares to the Company’s directors, as described above, is within 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 fair value of the 120,000 Founder Shares transferred to the Company’s directors on December 16, 2020 was $609,000 or $5.08 per share. The Founders Shares were effectively transferred 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. Stock-based compensation would be recognized at the date a Business Combination is considered probable in an amount equal to the number of Founders Shares times the grant date fair value per share (unless subsequently modified) less the amount initially received for the purchase of the Founders Shares. As of September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, the Company determined that a Business Combination is not considered probable, and, therefore, no stock-based compensation expense has been recognized.

Administrative Support Agreement

Commencing on the date of the IPO, the Company has agreed to pay the Sponsor a total of $10,000 per month for office space and administrative support services. Upon completion of the Business Combination or the Company’s liquidation, the Company will cease paying these monthly fees. As of September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, no services have been provided and no expense has been incurred or accrued relating to this agreement.

Working Capital Loans

In order to finance transaction costs in connection with a Business Combination, the initial stockholders or an affiliate of the initial stockholders 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 $1,500,000 of such Working Capital Loans may be convertible into warrants of the post-Business Combination entity at a price of $1.50 per warrant. The warrants would be identical to the Private Placement Warrants. As of September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, no Working Capital Loans had been issued.

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Note 6 — Commitments & Contingencies

Registration Rights

The holders of the founder shares, Private Placement Warrants and warrants that may be issued upon conversion of Working Capital Loans (and any Class A common stock issuable upon the exercise of the Private Placement Warrants and warrants issued upon conversion of the Working Capital Loans) will be entitled to registration rights pursuant to a registration rights agreement signed at the effectiveness of the Company registration statement for the IPO. The holders of at least 15% of all the then issued and outstanding number of these securities are entitled to make up to three demands, excluding short form demands, that the Company register such securities. In addition, the holders have certain “piggy-back” registration rights with respect to registration statements filed subsequent to consummation of a Business Combination. However, the registration rights agreement provides that the Company will not permit any registration statement filed under the Securities Act to become effective until termination of the applicable lockup period. The Company will bear the expenses incurred in connection with the filing of any such registration statements.

Underwriting Agreement

On January 12, 2021, the Company paid the underwriters an underwriting discount of $0.20 per Unit, or $5,750,000 in the aggregate. Additionally, a deferred underwriting discount of $0.35 per Unit, or $10,062,500 in the aggregate, will be payable to the underwriters from the amounts held in the Trust Account solely in the event that the Company completes an initial Business Combination, subject to the terms of the underwriting agreement.

Note 7 — Stockholders’ Deficit

Preferred Stock

The Company is authorized to issue a total of 1,000,000 shares of preferred stock, par value of $0.0001 each. At September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, there were no shares of preferred stock issued or outstanding.

Class A Common Stock

The Company is authorized to issue a total of 200,000,000 shares of Class A common stock, par value of $0.0001 each. At September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, there were 28,750,000 shares issued or outstanding of which all were subject to possible redemption.

Class B Common Stock

The Company is authorized to issue a total of 20,000,000 shares of Class B common stock, par value of $0.0001 each.At September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, there were 7,187,500 shares of Class B common stock issued and outstanding.

Holders of Class B common stock have the right to elect all of the Company’s directors prior to a Business Combination. Holders of Class A common stock and Class B common stock will vote together as a single class on all other matters submitted to a vote of stockholders except as required by law. In connection with the consummation of the Company’s IPO on January 12, 2021, the underwriters exercised their over-allotment option to the fullest extent comprising 3,750,000 Units. Due to the full exercise of the over-allotment option, the 937,500 founder shares subject to forfeiture if the over-allotment option is not exercised in full or in part by the underwriters will not be forfeited.

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The shares of Class B common stock will automatically convert into shares of Class A common stock upon the consummation of a Business Combination at a ratio such that the number of shares of Class A common stock issuable upon conversion of all founder shares will equal, in the aggregate, on an as-converted basis, 20% of the sum of (i) the total number of shares of common stock issued and outstanding upon completion of the IPO, plus (ii) the sum of (a) all shares of common stock issued or deemed issued or issuable upon conversion or exercise of any equity-linked securities or deemed issued by the Company in connection with or in relation to the completion of a Business Combination, excluding (1) any shares of Class A common stock or equity-linked securities exercisable for or convertible into shares of Class A common stock issued, or to be issued, to any seller in a Business Combination and any (2) warrants issued to the Sponsor or any of its affiliates upon conversion of Working Capital Loans minus (b) the number of public shares redeemed by Public Stockholders in connection with a Business Combination. In no event will the shares of Class B common stock convert into shares of Class A common stock at a rate of less than one to one.

Note 8 — Warrants

Public Warrants may only be exercised for a whole number of shares. No fractional shares will be issued upon exercise of the Public Warrants. The Public Warrants will become exercisable on the later of (a) 30 days after the completion of a Business Combination or (b) one year from the closing of the IPO. The Public Warrants will expire five years after the completion of a Business Combination or earlier upon redemption or liquidation.

The Company will not be obligated to deliver any Class A common stock pursuant to the exercise of a warrant and will have no obligation to settle such warrant exercise unless a registration statement under the Securities Act with respect to the Class A common stock underlying the warrants is then effective and a prospectus relating thereto is current, subject to the Company satisfying its obligations with respect to registration, or a valid exemption from registration is available. No warrant will be exercisable and the Company will not be obligated to issue a share of Class A common stock upon exercise of a warrant unless the share of Class A common stock issuable upon such warrant exercise has been registered, qualified or deemed to be exempt under the securities laws of the state of residence of the registered holder of the warrants.

The Company has agreed that as soon as practicable, but in no event later than twenty business days after the closing of a Business Combination, the Company will use its commercially reasonable efforts to file with the SEC a registration statement for the registration, under the Securities Act, of the Class A common stock issuable upon exercise of the warrants. The Company will use its commercially reasonable efforts to cause the same to become effective and to maintain the effectiveness of such registration statement, and a current prospectus relating thereto, until the expiration or redemption of the warrants in accordance with the provisions of the warrant agreement. If a registration statement covering the issuance of the Class A common stock issuable upon exercise of the warrants is not effective by the 60th business day after the closing of a Business Combination, warrant holders may, until such time as there is an effective registration statement and during any period when the Company will have failed to maintain an effective registration statement, exercise warrants on a “cashless basis” in accordance with Section 3(a)(9) of the Securities Act or another exemption. In addition, if the Class A common stock is at the time of any exercise of a warrant not listed on a national securities exchange such that they satisfy the definition of a “covered security” under Section 18(b)(1) of the Securities Act, the Company may, at its option, require holders of Public Warrants who exercise their warrants to do so on a “cashless basis” in accordance with Section 3(a)(9) of the Securities Act and, in the event the Company elects to do so, it will not be required to file or maintain in effect a registration statement, but it will use its best efforts to register or qualify the shares under applicable blue sky laws to the extent an exemption is not available.

Redemption of Warrants When the Price per Share of Class A Common Stock Equals or Exceeds $18.00

Once the Public Warrants become exercisable, the Company may redeem the Public Warrants (except with respect to the Private Placement Warrants):

in whole and not in part;
at a price of $0.01 per warrant;
upon not less than 30 days’ prior written notice of redemption to each warrant holder; and

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if, and only if, the reported last reported sale price of the Class A common stock for any 20 trading days within a 30-trading day period ending three business days before the Company sends the notice of redemption to the warrant holders (the “Reference Value”) equals or exceeds $18.00 per share (as adjusted for stock splits, stock dividends, reorganizations, recapitalizations and the like).

If and when the warrants become redeemable by the Company, the Company may exercise its redemption right even if the Company are unable to register or qualify the underlying securities for sale under all applicable state securities laws. However, in this case, the Company will not redeem the warrants unless an effective registration statement under the Securities Act covering the Class A common stock issuable upon exercise of the warrants is effective and a current prospectus relating to those shares of the Company’s Class A common stock is available throughout the 30-day redemption period.

Redemption of Warrants When the Price per Share of Class A Common Stock Equals or Exceeds $10.00

Once the Public Warrants become exercisable, the Company may redeem the Public Warrants:

in whole and not in part;
at $0.10 per warrant upon a minimum of 30 days’ prior written notice of redemption; provided that holders will be able to exercise their warrants on a cashless basis prior to redemption and receive that number of shares based on the redemption date and the fair market value of the Class A common stock;
if, and only if, the Reference Value equals or exceeds $10.00 per share (as adjusted for stock splits, stock dividends, reorganizations, recapitalizations and the like); and
if the Reference Value is less than $18.00 per share (as adjusted for stock splits, stock dividends, reorganizations, recapitalizations and the like), the Private Placement Warrants must also be concurrently called for redemption on the same terms as the outstanding Public Warrants, as described above.

If the Company calls the Public Warrants for redemption, management will have the option to require all holders that wish to exercise the Public Warrants to do so on a “cashless basis,” as described in the warrant agreement. The exercise price and number of shares of Class A common stock issuable upon exercise of the warrants may be adjusted in certain circumstances including in the event of a stock dividend, or recapitalization, reorganization, merger or consolidation. However, except as described below, the warrants will not be adjusted for issuance of Class A common stock 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 the respect to such warrants. Accordingly, the warrants may expire worthless.

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In addition, if (x) the Company issues additional shares of Class A common stock or equity-linked securities for capital raising purposes in connection with the closing of a Business Combination at an issue price or effective issue price of less than $9.20 per share of Class A common stock (with such issue price or effective issue price to be determined in good faith by the Company’s board of directors and, in the case of any such issuance to the Sponsor or its affiliates, without taking into account any founder shares held by the Sponsor or such affiliates, as applicable, prior to such issuance) (the “Newly Issued Price”), (y) the aggregate gross proceeds from such issuances represent more than 60% of the total equity proceeds, and interest thereon, available for the funding of a Business Combination on the date of the consummation of a Business Combination (net of redemptions), and (z) the volume weighted average trading price of the Company’s Class A common stock 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 $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 $10.00 and $18.00 per share redemption trigger prices will be adjusted (to the nearest cent) to be equal to 100% and 180% of the higher of the Market Value and the Newly Issued Price, respectively.

The Private Placement Warrants will be identical to the Public Warrants, except that the Private Placement Warrants and the Class A common stock issuable upon the exercise of the Private Placement Warrants will not be transferable, assignable or salable until 30 days after the completion of a Business Combination, subject to certain limited exceptions. Additionally, the Private Placement Warrants will be exercisable on a cashless basis and be non-redeemable so long as they are held by the initial purchasers or their permitted transferees. If the Private Placement Warrants are held by someone other than the initial purchasers or their permitted transferees, the Private Placement Warrants will be redeemable by the Company and exercisable by such holders on the same basis as the Public Warrants.

Note 9 — Fair Value Measurements

Fair value is defined as the price that would be received for sale of an asset or paid for transfer of a liability, in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. U.S. GAAP establishes a three-tier fair value hierarchy, which prioritizes the inputs used in measuring fair value. The hierarchy gives the highest priority to unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities (Level 1 measurements) and the lowest priority to unobservable inputs (Level 3 measurements). These tiers include:

Level 1, defined as observable inputs such as quoted prices (unadjusted) for identical instruments in active markets;
Level 2, defined as inputs other than quoted prices in active markets that are either directly or indirectly observable such as quoted prices for similar instruments in active markets or quoted prices for identical or similar instruments in markets that are not active; and
Level 3, defined as unobservable inputs in which little or no market data exists, therefore requiring an entity to develop its own assumptions, such as valuations derived from valuation techniques in which one or more significant inputs or significant value drivers are unobservable.

Substantially all of the Company’s trust assets on the balance sheet consist of U. S. Money Market funds which are classified as cash equivalents. Fair values of these investments are determined by Level 1 inputs utilizing quoted prices (unadjusted) in active markets for identical assets.

Under the guidance in ASC 815-40, the Warrants do not meet the criteria for equity treatment. As such, the Warrants must be recorded on the condensed balance sheet at fair value. This valuation is subject to re-measurement at each balance sheet date. With each re-measurement, the warrant valuation will be adjusted to fair value, with the change in fair value recognized in the Company’s statements of operations.

The Company’s warrant liability for the Private Placement Warrants is based on a valuation model utilizing inputs from observable and unobservable markets with less volume and transaction frequency than active markets. The fair value of the Private Placement Warrant liability classified within Level 3 of the fair value hierarchy.

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The Company’s warrant liability for the Public Warrants is based on unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities that the Company has the ability to access. The fair value of the Public Warrant liability is classified within Level 1 of the fair value hierarchy.

The following table presents information about the Company’s assets that are measured at fair value on a recurring basis at September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021 and indicates the fair value hierarchy of the valuation inputs the Company utilized to determine such fair value:

Description

    

Level

    

September 30, 2022

    

December 31, 2021

Cash and investment held in the Trust Account

1

$

289,284,930

$

287,569,685

Public Warrants

1

$

480,125

$

5,079,166

Private Placement Warrants

3

$

258,850

$

2,751,628

The Company utilized a Black-Scholes-Merton model to value the Private Placement Warrants at September 30, 2022 and a Monte Carlo simulation at January 12, 2021 for the Private Placement Warrants and the Public Warrants. The Company’s Private Placement Warrant liability is based on a valuation model utilizing management judgment and pricing inputs from observable and unobservable markets with less volume and transaction frequency than active markets. Significant deviations from these estimates and inputs could result in a material change in fair value. In February 2021, the Public Warrants began trading in the open market and were reclassified to Level 1.

The aforementioned warrant liabilities are not subject to qualified hedge accounting.

The key inputs into the valuation models for the Private Placement Warrants were as follows at September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021:

    

At September 30, 2022

    

December 31, 2021

Stock price

$

9.89

$

10.00

Strike price

$

11.50

$

11.50

Term (in years)

5.28

 

5.52

Volatility

2.0

%  

10.00

%

Risk-free rate

4.05

%  

1.31

%

Dividend yield

0.00

%  

 

0.00

%

The following table provides a reconciliation of changes in fair value liability of the beginning and ending balances for the Company’s Private Placement Warrants classified as Level 3, for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2022:

Fair value as of December 31, 2021

    

$

2,751,628

Change in fair value

 

(1,513,683)

Fair Value at March 31, 2022

1,237,945

Change in fair value

(462,945)

Fair Value at June 30, 2022

$

775,000

Change in fair value

(516,150)

Fair Value at September 30, 2022

$

258,850

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The following table provides a reconciliation of changes in fair value liability of the beginning and ending balances for the Company’s Private Placement Warrants classified as Level 3, for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021:

Fair value as of January 1, 2021

    

$

Initial measurement on January 12, 2021

 

19,189,839

Public Warrants reclassified to level 1(1)

 

(6,229,166)

Change in fair value

 

(9,538,002)

Fair Value at March 31, 2021

 

3,422,671

Change in fair value

 

1,436,345

Fair Value at June 30, 2021

$

4,859,016

Change in fair value

(1,117,436)

Fair Value at September 30, 2021

$

3,741,580

(1)Assumes the Public Warrants were reclassified on March 31, 2021.

Note 10 — Subsequent Events

The Company evaluated subsequent events and transactions that occurred after the balance sheet date through the date that the accompanying unaudited condensed financial statements were issued. Based upon this review, other than the below, the Company did not identify any subsequent events that would have required adjustment or disclosure in the accompanying unaudited condensed financial statements.

The Company filed a preliminary proxy statement on Schedule 14A on November 16, 2022 in order to schedule a special meeting, pursuant to which it will seek stockholder approval to, among other matters, amend the Company’s amended and restated certificate of incorporation (the “Charter”) to change the date by which the Company must either (i) consummate its initial Business Combination or (ii) cease all operations, except for the purpose of winding up, and, subject to and in accordance with the terms of the Charter, redeem all of its public shares. The proposed amendment would change the original termination date from January 12, 2023 to such other date as shall be determined by the Company’s board of directors in its sole discretion and publicly announced by the Company, provided that such other date shall be no later than December 30, 2022.

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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 the “Company,” “us,” “our” or “we” refer to KL Acquisition Corp. The following discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operations should be read in conjunction with our financial statements and related notes included herein. 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 section 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, our 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.

Overview

We were incorporated in Delaware on August 26, 2020 for the purpose of entering into a Business Combination.

On January 12, 2021, we consummated our IPO of 28,750,000 Units, including 3,750,000 Units purchased by the underwriters pursuant to the over-allotment option granted by the Company, generating gross proceeds to the Company of $287,500,000. Simultaneously with the closing of the IPO, we completed the private sale of an aggregate of 5,166,667 warrants to our Sponsor, generating gross proceeds of approximately $7,750,000.

A total of $287,500,000, comprised of $281,750,000 of the proceeds from the IPO and $5,750,000 of the proceeds of the sale of the Private Placement Warrants was placed in the Trust Account maintained by Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, acting as trustee.

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.

Recent Development

The Company filed a preliminary proxy statement on Schedule 14A on November 16, 2022 in order to schedule a special meeting, pursuant to which it will seek stockholder approval to, among other matters, amend the Company’s amended and restated certificate of incorporation to change the date by which the Company must either (i) consummate its initial Business Combination or (ii) cease all operations, except for the purpose of winding up, and, subject to and in accordance with the terms of the Charter, redeem all of its public shares. The proposed amendment would change the original termination date from January 12, 2023 to such other date as shall be determined by the Company’s board of directors in its sole discretion and publicly announced by the Company, provided that such other date shall be no later than December 30, 2022.

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Results of Operations and Known Trends or Future Events

We have neither engaged in any operations nor generated any operating revenues to date. Our only activities since inception have been organizational activities, those necessary to prepare for our IPO and identifying a target company for our initial Business Combination. We do not expect to generate any operating revenues until after completion of our initial Business Combination. We generate non-operating income in the form of interest income on cash and cash equivalents held in the Trust Account. We incur expenses as a result of being a public company (for legal, financial reporting, accounting and auditing compliance), as well as for due diligence in connection with our search for targets for our initial Business Combination.

For the three months ended September 30, 2022, we had a net income of $2,900,745, which consists of a change in fair value of warrant liabilities of $1,471,608 and interest earned on marketable securities held in the Trust Account of $1,297,971, offset by operating costs of $216,760, which consisted mostly of general and administrative expenses, and provision for income taxes of $262,074.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2022, we had a net income of $7,853,572, which consists of a change in fair value of warrant liabilities of $7,091,819 and interest earned on marketable securities held in the Trust Account of $1,715,245, offset by operating costs of $652,157, which consisted mostly of general and administrative expenses, and provision for income taxes of $301,335.

For the three months ended September 30, 2021, we had a net income of $3,184,434, which consists of a change in fair value of warrant liabilities of $3,203,728, interest earned on marketable securities held in the Trust Account of $3,701, offset by operating costs of $22,995.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2021, we had a net income of $7,308,518, which consists of a change in fair value of warrant liabilities of $8,547,301, interest earned on marketable securities held in the Trust Account of $63,609, offset by operating costs of $600,749 and offering expenses related to warrant issuance of $701,643.

Liquidity, Capital Resources, and Going Concern

As of September 30, 2022, we had cash outside the Trust Account of $19,995 available for working capital needs and working capital of $360,044, which excludes $301,335 of income taxes payable and $150,000 of franchise taxes payable that can be paid with the interest earned on the trust and $274,686 of franchise taxes paid from the operating account which are reimbursable with the interest earned on the trust. All remaining cash held in the Trust Account is generally unavailable for our use, except interests earned on the funds held in the Trust Account and released to pay our taxes, prior to an initial Business Combination, and is restricted for use either in a Business Combination or to redeem public shares. As of September 30, 2022, interest of $726,021 in the Trust Account was available to be withdrawn to pay our taxes.

We anticipate that the cash outside of the Trust Account as of September 30, 2022 will not be sufficient to allow us to operate until January 12, 2023. Until consummation of our Business Combination, we will be using the funds not held in the Trust Account, and any additional Working Capital Loans from the initial stockholders, our officers and directors, or their respective affiliates, for identifying and evaluating prospective acquisition candidates, performing business due diligence on prospective target businesses, traveling to and from the offices, plants or similar locations of prospective target businesses, reviewing corporate documents and material agreements of prospective target businesses, selecting the target business to acquire and structuring, negotiating and consummating the Business Combination.

If our estimates of the costs of undertaking in-depth due diligence and negotiating the Business Combination is less than the actual amount necessary to do so, we may have insufficient funds available to operate our business prior to the Business Combination. Moreover, we will need to raise additional capital through loans from our Sponsor, officers, directors, or third parties. None of our Sponsor, our officers or directors are under any obligation to advance funds to, or to invest in, us. 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 our business plan, and reducing overhead expenses. We cannot provide any assurance that new financing will be available to us on commercially acceptable terms, if at all.

In connection with the Company’s assessment of going concern considerations in accordance with Financial Accounting Standard Board’s Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2014-15, “Disclosures of Uncertainties about an Entity’s Ability to Continue as a Going Concern,” the Company has until January 12, 2023 to consummate a Business Combination. It is uncertain that the Company will be able to consummate a Business Combination by this time. If a Business Combination is not consummated by this date and an extension

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has not been approved by the Company’s stockholders, there will be a mandatory liquidation and subsequent dissolution of the Company. Management has determined that the liquidity condition, mandatory liquidation, should a Business Combination not occur and an extension not approved by the Company’s stockholders, and potential subsequent dissolution raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. No adjustments have been made to the carrying amounts of assets or liabilities should the Company be required to liquidate after January 12, 2023. The Company intends to continue to search for and seek to complete a Business Combination before the mandatory liquidation date. The Company is within 12 months of its mandatory liquidation date as of the time of filing of this Quarterly Report.

Derivative Warrant Liabilities

We do not use derivative instruments to hedge exposures to cash flow, market, or foreign currency risks. We evaluate all of our financial instruments, including issued stock purchase warrants, to determine if such instruments are derivatives or contain features that qualify as embedded derivatives, pursuant to ASC 480 and ASC 815-15. The classification of derivative instruments, including whether such instruments should be recorded as liabilities or as equity, is reassessed at the end of each reporting period.

We issued an aggregate of 14,750,000 warrants in connection with our IPO and private placement, which, are recognized as derivative liabilities in accordance with ASC 815-40. Accordingly, we recognize the warrants as liabilities at fair value and adjust the instruments to fair value at each reporting period. The liabilities are subject to remeasurement at each balance sheet date until exercised, and any change in fair value is recognized in our statements of operations. Our warrant liability for the Private Placement Warrants is based on a Black-Scholes-Merton model. In March 2021, our Public Warrants began trading on the Nasdaq Capital Market. As such, the price for the Public Warrants is based on an unadjusted market price.

Critical Accounting Policies

The preparation of the 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 period reported. Actual results could materially differ from those estimates. We have not identified any critical accounting policies.

Warrant Liabilities

We account for the warrants issued in connection with our IPO in accordance with ASC 815-40, under which the warrants do not meet the criteria for equity classification and must be recorded as liabilities. As the warrants meet the definition of a derivative as contemplated in ASC 815, the warrants are measured at fair value at inception and at each reporting date in accordance with ASC 820,” with changes in fair value recognized in the Statements of Operations in the period of change.

Common Stock Subject to Possible Redemption

We account for our Class A common stock subject to possible redemption in accordance with the guidance in ASC Topic 480. Common stock subject to mandatory redemption is classified as a liability instrument and is measured at fair value. Conditionally redeemable common stock (including common stock that features 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) is classified as temporary equity. At all other times, common stock is classified as stockholders’ deficit. Our Class A common stock features certain redemption rights that are considered to be outside of our control and subject to the occurrence of uncertain future events. As of September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, 28,750,000 and 28,750,000 shares of Class A common stock, respectively, subject to possible redemption were presented at redemption value as temporary equity, outside of the stockholders’ deficit section of our balance sheets, respectively.

Net Income Per Share of Common Stock

We have two classes of common stock, which are referred to as “Class A common stock” and “Class B common stock”. Earnings and losses are shared pro rata between the two classes of shares. Our 14,750,000 shares of Class A common stock underlying the outstanding warrants were excluded from diluted earnings per share for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021 because the warrants are contingently exercisable, and the contingencies have not yet been met. As a result, diluted net income per share of common stock is the same as basic net income per share of common stock.

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Recent Accounting Standards

In August 2020, the FASB issued ASU 2020-06 to simplify accounting for certain financial instruments. ASU 2020-06 eliminates the current models that require separation of beneficial conversion and cash conversion features from convertible instruments and simplifies the derivative scope exception guidance pertaining to equity classification of contracts in an entity’s own equity. The new standard also introduces additional disclosures for convertible debt and freestanding instruments that are indexed to and settled in an entity’s own equity. ASU 2020-06 amends the diluted earnings per share guidance, including the requirement to use the if-converted method for all convertible instruments. As a smaller reporting company, ASU 2020-06 is effective January 1, 2024 for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2023 and should be applied on a full or modified retrospective basis, with early adoption permitted beginning on January 1, 2021. Management is currently assessing the impact, if any, that ASU 2020-06 would have on its financial position, results of operations or cash flows. Management has not adopted this guidance as of September 30, 2022.

Our management does not believe that any other recently issued, but not effective, accounting standards, if currently adopted, would have a material effect on the Company’s financial statements.

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements; Commitments and Contractual Obligations

As of September 30, 2022, we did not have any off-balance sheet arrangements and did not have any commitments or contractual obligations.

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 that are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed in our reports filed or submitted under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms. Disclosure controls and procedures include, without limitation, controls and procedures designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed in our reports filed or submitted under the Exchange Act is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

As required by Rules 13a-15 and 15d-15 under the Exchange Act, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer carried out an evaluation of the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures as of September 30, 2022. Based upon their evaluation, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Exchange Act) were not effective, due solely to the material weaknesses in our internal control over financial reporting related to the Company’s accounting for complex financial instruments such as warrants, and redeemable shares issued and timely accruing of expenses. As a result, we performed additional analysis as deemed necessary to ensure that our financial statements were prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Accordingly, management believes that the financial statements included in this Quarterly Report present fairly in all material respects our financial position, results of operations and cash flows for the periods presented.

Management has implemented remediation steps to improve our internal control over financial reporting. Specifically, we expanded and improved our review process for complex securities and related accounting standards. We plan to further improve this process by enhancing access to accounting literature, identification of third-party professionals with whom to consult regarding complex accounting applications and consideration of additional staff with the requisite experience and training to supplement existing accounting professionals. We believe our efforts will enhance our controls relating to accounting for complex financial transactions, but we can offer no assurance that our controls will not require additional review and modification in the future as industry accounting practice may evolve over time.

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Changes in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

There were no changes in our internal control over financial reporting (as such term is defined in Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f) of the Exchange Act) during the most recent fiscal quarter that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting, with the exception below.

Our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer performed additional accounting and financial analyses and other post-closing procedures including consulting with subject matter experts related to the accounting for the complex financial instruments. Our management has expended, and will continue to expend, a substantial amount of effort and resources for the remediation and improvement of our internal control over financial reporting. While we have processes to properly identify and evaluate the appropriate accounting technical pronouncements and other literature for all significant or unusual transactions, we have expanded and will continue to improve these processes to ensure that the nuances of such transactions are effectively evaluated in the context of the increasingly complex accounting standards.

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PART II - OTHER INFORMATION

Item 1. Legal Proceedings.

None.

Item 1A. Risk Factors.

As a smaller reporting company, we are not required to include risk factors in this Quarterly Report. However, 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 (i) final prospectus dated January 7, 2021, as filed with the SEC on January 1, 2021 (the “Final Prospectus”), (ii) 2021 Annual Report; (iii) Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended March 31, 2021 as filed with the SEC on May 24, 2021 (the “2021 Q1 10-Q”), (iv) Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended September 30, 2021 as filed with the SEC on November 22, 2021, (v) Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended March 31, 2022 as filed with the SEC on May 23, 2022, and (vi) Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended June 30, 2022 as filed with the SEC on August 12, 2022. Any of these factors could result in a significant or material adverse effect on our results of operations or financial condition. Additional risk factors not presently known to us or that we currently deem immaterial may also impair our business or results of operations. We may disclose changes to such risk factors or disclose additional risk factors from time to time in our future filings with the SEC.

A new 1% U.S. federal excise tax could be imposed on us in connection with redemptions by us of our shares in connection with a Business Combination or other stockholder vote pursuant to which stockholders would have a right to submit their shares for redemption (a “Redemption Event”).

On August 16, 2022, the IR Act was signed into federal law. The IR Act provides for, among other things, a new U.S. federal 1% excise tax on certain repurchases (including redemptions) of stock by publicly traded domestic (i.e., U.S.) corporations and certain domestic subsidiaries of publicly traded foreign corporations. The excise tax is imposed on the repurchasing corporation itself, not its stockholders from which shares are repurchased. The amount of the excise tax is generally 1% of the fair market value of the shares repurchased at the time of the repurchase. However, for purposes of calculating the excise tax, repurchasing corporations are permitted to net the fair market value of certain new stock issuances against the fair market value of stock repurchases during the same taxable year. In addition, certain exceptions apply to the excise tax. The Treasury has been given authority to provide regulations and other guidance to carry out, and prevent the abuse or avoidance of the excise tax. The IR Act applies only to repurchases that occur after December 31, 2022.

Any redemption or other repurchase that occurs after December 31, 2022, in connection with a Redemption Event may be subject to the excise tax. Whether and to what extent we would be subject to the excise tax in connection with a Redemption Event would depend on a number of factors, including (i) the fair market value of the redemptions and repurchases in connection with the Redemption Event, (ii) the structure of the business combination, (iii) the nature and amount of any “PIPE” or other equity issuances in connection with the business combination (or otherwise issued not in connection with the Redemption Event but issued within the same taxable year of the business combination), and (iv) the content of regulations and other guidance from the Treasury. In addition, because the excise tax would be payable by us, and not by the redeeming holder, the mechanics of any required payment of the excise tax have not been determined. The foregoing could cause a reduction in the cash available on hand to complete a Business Combination and in our ability to complete a Business Combination, including the Transaction.

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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 items 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, 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 as cash items until the earlier of the consummation of our initial Business Combination or the 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 items would reduce the dollar amount our public shareholders would receive upon any redemption or liquidation of the Company.

In the event that we may be deemed to be an investment company, we may be required to liquidate the Company.

We may not be able to complete an initial Business Combination with certain potential target companies if a proposed transaction with the target company may be subject to review or approval by regulatory authorities pursuant to certain U.S. or foreign laws or regulations.

Certain acquisitions or business combinations may be subject to review or approval by regulatory authorities pursuant to certain U.S. or foreign laws or regulations. In the event that such regulatory approval or clearance is not obtained, or the review process is extended beyond the period of time that would permit an initial Business Combination to be consummated with us, we may not be able to consummate a Business Combination with such target.

Among other things, the U.S. Federal Communications Act prohibits foreign individuals, governments, and corporations from owning more than a specified percentage of the capital stock of a broadcast, common carrier, or aeronautical radio station licensee. In addition, U.S. law currently restricts foreign ownership of U.S. airlines. In the United States, certain mergers that may affect competition may require certain filings and review by the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission, and investments or acquisitions that may affect national security are subject to review by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS”). CFIUS is an interagency committee authorized to review certain transactions involving foreign investment in the United States by foreign persons in order to determine the effect of such transactions on the national security of the United States.

Outside the United States, laws or regulations may affect our ability to consummate a Business Combination with potential target companies incorporated or having business operations in jurisdiction where national security considerations, involvement in regulated industries (including telecommunications), or in businesses relating to a country’s culture or heritage may be implicated. Our Sponsor is a U.S. entity. The manager of our Sponsor is also a U.S. entity. The sole member of our Sponsor is a fund located in the Cayman Islands.

U.S. and foreign regulators generally have the power to deny the ability of the parties to consummate a transaction or to condition approval of a transaction on specified terms and conditions, which may not be acceptable to us or a target. In such event, we may not be able to consummate a transaction with that potential target.

As a result of these various restrictions, the pool of potential targets with which we could complete an initial Business Combination may be limited and we may be adversely affected in terms of competing with other special purpose acquisition companies (“SPACs”) that do not have similar ownership issues. Moreover, the process of government review could be lengthy. Because we have only a limited time to complete our initial Business Combination, our failure to obtain any required approvals within the requisite time period may require us to liquidate. If we liquidate, our public stockholders may only receive $10.00 per share, and our warrants will expire worthless. This will also cause you to lose any potential investment opportunity in a target company and the chance of realizing future gains on your investment through any price appreciation in the combined company.

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

None. For a description of the use of the proceeds generated in our IPO, see Part II, Item 2 in the 2021 Q1 10-Q. As of the date of this Quarterly Report, there has been no material change in the planned use of the proceeds from our IPO and private placement as is described in the Final Prospectus.

Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities.

None.

Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures.

Not Applicable.

Item 5. Other Information.

None.

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