10-Q 1 f10q0322_malaccastraits.htm QUARTERLY REPORT

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

(MARK ONE)

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

 

For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2022

 

or

 

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

 

For the transition period from                   to                  

 

Commission File Number: 001-39383

 

Malacca Straits Acquisition Company Limited

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

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

 

Unit 601-2
St. George’s Building
2 Ice House Street
Central
, Hong Kong
  N/A
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

 

+852 21060888

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

Not Applicable

(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 Class A Ordinary Share and one-half of one Redeemable Warrant   MLACU   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Class A Ordinary Shares, par value $0.0001 per share   MLAC   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Warrants, each whole warrant exercisable for one Class A Ordinary Share for $11.50 per share   MLACW   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 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 May 23, 2022, there were 4,705,551 Class A ordinary shares, $0.0001 par value per share (the “Class A ordinary shares”), and 3,593,750 Class B ordinary shares, $0.0001 par value per share (the “Class B ordinary shares”), issued and outstanding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

MALACCA STRAITS ACQUISITION COMPANY LIMITED

 

FORM 10-Q FOR THE QUARTER ENDED March 31, 2022

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

  Page
Part I. Financial Information    
Item 1. Financial Statements 1
  Condensed Balance Sheets as of March 31, 2022 (unaudited) and December 31, 2021 (audited) 1
  Condensed Statements of Operations for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2022 and 2021 (unaudited) 2
  Condensed Statements of Changes in Shareholders’ Deficit for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2022 and 2021 (unaudited) 3
  Condensed Statements of Cash Flows for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2022 and 2021 (unaudited) 4
  Notes to Condensed Financial Statements (unaudited) 5
Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations 19
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk 23
Item 4. Controls and Procedures 23
Part II. Other Information  
Item 1. Legal Proceedings 24
Item 1A.  Risk Factors 24
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds 25
Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities 25
Item 4. Mine Safely Disclosures 25
Item 5. Other Information 25
Item 6. Exhibits 26
Signatures 27

 

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Part I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Financial Statements.

 

MALACCA STRAITS ACQUISITION COMPANY LIMITED

CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS

 

   March 31,
2022
(unaudited)
   December 31,
2021
 
ASSETS        
Current Assets        
Cash  $34,414   $112,687 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   44,625    
 
Total Current Assets   79,039    112,687 
           
Cash and marketable securities held in Trust Account   47,515,889    143,849,320 
TOTAL ASSETS  $47,594,928   $143,962,007 
           
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ DEFICIT          
Current Liabilities          
Accounts payable and accrued expenses  $240,337   $228,477 
Promissory notes – related party   1,032,500    600,000 
Promissory note - working capital   134,834     
Class A ordinary shares tendered for redemption (See Note 6)   
    96,694,490 
Total Current Liabilities   1,407,671    97,522,967 
Derivative warrant liabilities   1,632,697    4,728,384 
Deferred underwriting fee payable   5,031,250    5,031,250 
Total Liabilities   8,071,618    107,282,601 
           
Commitments and Contingencies   
 
    
 
 
           
Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption, 4,705,551 at $10.09 per share as of March 31, 2022 and $10.00 per share as of December 31, 2021   47,479,010    47,055,510 
           
Shareholders’ Deficit          
Preference shares, $0.0001 par value; 1,000,000 shares authorized; none issued and outstanding   
    
 
Class A ordinary shares, $0.0001 par value; 200,000,000 shares authorized at March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively   
    
 
Class B ordinary shares, $0.0001 par value; 20,000,000 shares authorized; 3,593,750 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively   359    359 
Additional paid-in capital   
    
 
Accumulated deficit   (7,956,059)   (10,376,463)
Total Shareholders’ Deficit   (7,955,700)   (10,376,104)
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ DEFICIT  $47,594,928   $143,962,007 

 

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

 

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MALACCA STRAITS ACQUISITION COMPANY LIMITED

CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited)

 

   Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
   2022   2021 
         
Operating costs  $189,342   $291,157 
Loss from operations   (189,342)   (291,157)
           
Other income:          
Interest income – bank   
    1 
Interest earned on investments held in Trust Account   4,129    17,139 
Change in fair value of derivative warrant liabilities   3,095,687    3,707,880 
Net income  $2,910,474   $3,433,863 
           
Weighted average shares outstanding of Class A redeemable ordinary shares   5,350,181    14,375,000 
Basic and diluted net income per share, Class A redeemable ordinary shares  $0.33   $0.19 
Weighted average shares outstanding of Class B non-redeemable ordinary shares   3,593,750    3,593,750 
Basic and diluted net income per share, Class B non-redeemable ordinary shares  $0.33   $0.19 

 

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

 

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MALACCA STRAITS ACQUISITION COMPANY LIMITED

CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN SHAREHOLDERS’ DEFICIT

(Unaudited)

 

THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2022

 

   Class A
Ordinary Shares
   Class B
Ordinary Shares
   Additional
Paid-in
   Accumulated   Total
Shareholders’
 
   Shares   Amount   Shares   Amount   Capital   Deficit   Deficit 
Balance – January 1, 2022   
         —
   $
         —
    3,593,750   $359   $
           —
   $(10,376,463)  $(10,376,104)
                                    
Net income       
        
    
    2,910,474    2,910,474 
Accretion of shares subject to redemption                            (423,500)   (423,500)
Accretion of shares tendered for redemption       
        
    
    (66,570)   (66,570)
                                    
Balance – March 31, 2022   
   $
    3,593,750   $359   $
   $(7,956,059)  $(7,955,700)

 

THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2021

 

   Class A
Ordinary Shares
   Class B
Ordinary Shares
   Additional Paid-in   Accumulated   Total
Shareholders’
 
   Shares   Amount   Shares   Amount   Capital   Deficit   Deficit 
Balance – January 1, 2021   
        —
   $
            —
    3,593,750   $359   $
            —
   $(16,426,929)  $(16,426,570)
                                    
Net income       
        
    
    3,433,863    3,433,863 
                                    
Balance – March 31, 2021   
   $
    3,593,750   $359   $
   $(12,993,066)  $(12,992,707)

 

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

 

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MALACCA STRAITS ACQUISITION COMPANY LIMITED

CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)

 

   Three Months Ended
March 31
 
   2022   2021 
Cash Flows from Operating Activities:        
Net income  $2,910,474   $3,433,863 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash used in operating activities:          
Interest earned on marketable securities held in Trust Account   (4,129)   (17,139)
Change in fair value of derivative warrant liabilities   (3,095,687)   (3,707,880)
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:          
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   (44,625)   (989)
Accounts payable and accrued expenses   11,860    182,852 
Net cash used in operating activities   (222,107)   (109,293)
           
Cash Flows from Investing Activities:          
Extension payments made into Trust Account   (423,500)   
 
Withdrawal from trust account upon redemption of 9,669,449 ordinary shares   96,761,060     
Net cash provided by investing  activities   96,337,560    
 
           
Cash Flows from Financing Activities:          
Proceeds from promissory notes – related party   567,334    
 
Redemption of 9,669,449 Class A ordinary shares   (96,761,060)    
Net cash used in financing  activities   (96,193,726)   
 
           
Net Change in Cash   (78,273)   (109,293)
Cash – Beginning   112,687    730,837 
Cash – Ending  $34,414   $621,544 

 

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

 

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MALACCA STRAITS ACQUISITION COMPANY LIMITED

NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

MARCH 31, 2022

(Unaudited)

 

Note 1 — Description of Organization and Business Operations

 

Malacca Straits Acquisition Company Limited (formerly known as “Bilbao Street Limited,” the “Company”) was incorporated in the Cayman Islands on July 17, 2019. The Company was formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses (the “Business Combination”). The Company changed its name to “Malacca Straits Acquisition Company Limited” on February 26, 2020.

 

While the Company is not limited to a particular industry or geographic region for purposes of consummating a Business Combination, the Company is focusing its search on businesses that are currently part of Southeast Asian business conglomerates in the media, food processing, renewable energy and healthcare industries. The Company is an emerging growth company and, as such, the Company is subject to all of the risks associated with emerging growth companies.

 

All activity through March 31, 2022 relates to the Company’s formation, the initial public offering (the “Initial Public Offering”), which is described below, and, subsequent to the Initial Public Offering, identifying a target company for a Business Combination. The Company will not generate any operating revenues until after the completion of its initial Business Combination, at the earliest. The Company generates non-operating income in the form of interest income from the proceeds derived from the Initial Public Offering.

 

The registration statement for the Company’s Initial Public Offering was declared effective on July 14, 2020. On July 17, 2020, the Company consummated the Initial Public Offering of 12,500,000 units (the “Units” and, with respect to the Class A ordinary shares included in the Units being offered, the “Public Shares”), generating gross proceeds of $125,000,000 which is described in Note 3.

 

Simultaneously with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, the Company consummated the sale of 4,000,000 warrants (the “Private Placement Warrants”) at a price of $1.00 per warrant in a private placement to Malacca Straits Management Company Limited (the “Sponsor”), generating gross proceeds of $4,000,000, which is described in Note 3.

 

Following the closing of the Initial Public Offering on July 17, 2020, an amount of $125,000,000 ($10.00 per Unit) from the net proceeds of the sale of the Units in the Initial Public Offering and the sale of the Private Placement Warrants was placed in a trust account (the “Trust Account”), located in the United States, which has been invested in U.S. government securities, within the meaning set forth in Section 2(a)(16) of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the “Investment Company Act”), with a maturity of 185 days or less or in money market funds selected by the Company meeting certain conditions of Rule 2a-7 of the Investment Company Act, as determined by the Company, until the earlier of (i) the completion of a Business Combination and (ii) the redemption of any Public Shares properly tendered in connection with a shareholder vote to amend the Company’s amended and restated memorandum and articles of association then in effect (the “Amended and Restated Memorandum and Articles of Association”) to (A) modify the substance or timing of the Company’s obligation to allow redemption in connection with its initial Business Combination or to redeem 100% of its Public Shares if the Company does not complete its initial Business Combination within the Combination Period (as defined below) or (B) with respect to any other provision relating to shareholders’ rights or pre-Business Combination activity and (iii) the redemption of all of the Public Shares if the Company is unable to complete its initial Business Combination within the Combination Period, subject to applicable law.

 

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MALACCA STRAITS ACQUISITION COMPANY LIMITED

NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

MARCH 31, 2022

(Unaudited)

 

On July 21, 2020, the underwriters exercised their over-allotment option in full, resulting in an additional 1,875,000 Units issued for an aggregate amount of $18,750,000. In connection with the underwriters’ exercise of their over-allotment option, the Company also consummated the sale of an additional 375,000 Private Placement Warrants at $1.00 per Private Placement Warrant, generating total proceeds of $375,000. A total of $18,750,000 was deposited into the Trust Account, bringing the aggregate proceeds held in the Trust Account to $143,750,000.

 

Transaction costs amounted to $8,394,954, consisting of $2,875,000 of underwriting fees, $5,031,250 of deferred underwriting fees and $488,704 of other offering costs. Transaction costs of $186,456 attributable to the warrants were expensed during the year ended December 31, 2020.

 

The Company’s management has broad discretion with respect to the specific application of the net proceeds of the Initial Public Offering and the sale of Private Placement Warrants, although substantially all of the net proceeds are intended to be applied generally toward consummating a Business Combination. The rules of the Nasdaq Stock Market LLC, the stock exchange the Company lists its securities on, require that the Company’s initial Business Combination must be with one or more target businesses that have an aggregate fair market value of at least 80% of the assets held in the Trust Account (excluding the deferred underwriting commissions and taxes payable on the income earned on the Trust Account) at the time of the Company signing a definitive agreement in connection with the initial Business Combination. The Company will only complete a Business Combination if the post-transaction company owns or acquires 50% or more of the issued and outstanding voting securities of the target or otherwise acquires a controlling interest in the target 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 complete a Business Combination successfully.

 

The Company will provide the holders of its issued and outstanding Public Shares (the “public shareholders”) with the opportunity to redeem all or a portion of their Public Shares upon the completion of a Business Combination either (i) in connection with a general meeting called to approve the Business Combination or (ii) by means of a tender offer. The decision as to whether the Company will seek shareholder approval of a Business Combination or conduct a tender offer will be made by the Company. The public shareholders will be entitled to redeem their Public Shares, equal to the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account as of two business days prior to the consummation of the Business Combination (initially $10.00 per Public Share, plus any pro rata interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account and net of taxes payable), divided by the number of then issued and outstanding Public Shares. The per-share amount to be distributed to public shareholders who redeem their Public Shares will not be reduced by the deferred underwriting commissions the Company will pay to the underwriters (as discussed in Note 5). There will be no redemption rights upon the completion of a Business Combination with respect to the Company’s warrants.

 

The Company will proceed with a Business Combination only if the Company has net tangible assets of at least $5,000,001 either immediately prior to or upon such consummation of a Business Combination and after payment of underwriters’ fees and commissions or any greater net tangible asset or cash requirement which may be contained in the agreement relating to the initial Business Combination and, if the Company seeks shareholder approval, it receives an ordinary resolution under Cayman Islands law approving a Business Combination, which requires the affirmative vote of a majority of the shareholders who attend and vote at a general meeting of the Company. If a shareholder vote is not required by applicable law or stock exchange listing requirements and the Company does not decide to hold a shareholder vote for business or other reasons, the Company will, pursuant to its Amended and Restated Memorandum and Articles of Association, conduct the redemptions pursuant to the tender offer rules of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) and file tender offer documents with the SEC prior to completing a Business Combination. If, however, shareholder approval of the transactions is required by applicable law or stock exchange listing requirements, or the Company decides to obtain shareholder approval for business or other reasons, the Company will offer to redeem shares in conjunction with a proxy solicitation pursuant to the proxy rules and not pursuant to the tender offer rules. If the Company seeks shareholder approval in connection with a Business Combination, the Sponsor has agreed to vote any Founder Shares (as defined in Note 4) and Public Shares held by it in favor of approving a Business Combination. Additionally, public shareholders may elect to redeem their Public Shares, without voting, and if they do vote, irrespective of whether they vote for or against a proposed Business Combination.

 

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MALACCA STRAITS ACQUISITION COMPANY LIMITED

NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

MARCH 31, 2022

(Unaudited)

 

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

 

The Sponsor and the Company’s officers and directors have agreed to waive: (i) their redemption rights with respect to any Founder Shares and Public Shares held by them in connection with the completion of the Company’s Business Combination and (ii)  their rights to liquidating distributions from the Trust Account with respect to their Founder Shares if the Company fails to complete its initial Business Combination within the Combination Period (although they will be entitled to liquidating distributions from the Trust Account with respect to any Public Shares they hold if the Company fails to complete its initial Business Combination within the Combination Period).

 

On December 27, 2021, the Company held its 2021 annual general meeting of shareholders and approved, among other things, an amendment to the Amended and Restated Memorandum and Articles of Association to extend the date by which the Company must consummate a Business Combination (the “Extension Amendment”). The Extension Amendment extended the date by which the Company must consummate a Business Combination from January 17, 2022 (which was 18 months from the closing of the Initial Public Offering) to October 17, 2022 (or such earlier date as determined by the board). In connection with the Extension Amendment, shareholders holding 9,669,449 Public Shares exercised their right to redeem such Public Shares for a pro rata portion of the Trust Account (the “Extension Redemption”). On January 7, 2022, the Company paid from the Trust Account an aggregate amount of $96,761,060, or approximately $10.00 per share to redeeming shareholders in the Extension Redemption. For each one-month extension, the Sponsor agreed to contribute, as a loan, to the Company $0.03 for each Public Share not redeemed in connection with the Extension Amendment (the “Contribution”). Monthly Contributions in the amount of $141,167 are payable monthly through the Company’s extension date in October 2022 (if the Sponsor fully extends the term the Company has to complete an initial Business Combination). For the three months ended March 31, 2022, $423,500 was borrowed under the Promissory Notes (see Note 4) and deposited in the Trust Account. The Sponsor has the sole discretion whether to continue extending for additional calendar months until October 17, 2022.

 

The Company must consummate a Business Combination between January 17, 2022 and October 17, 2022 (if the Sponsor fully extends the term the Company has to complete an initial Business Combination) (the “Combination Period”). If the Company has not completed a Business Combination within the Combination Period, the Company will (i) cease all operations except for the purpose of winding up, (ii) as promptly as reasonably possible, but not more than ten business days thereafter, redeem the Public Shares, at a per-share price, payable in cash, equal to the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account including interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account and not previously released to the Company to pay its tax obligations (less up to $100,000 of interest to pay dissolution expenses which interest shall be net of taxes payable), divided by the number of then issued and outstanding Public Shares, which redemption will completely extinguish public shareholders’ rights as shareholders (including the right to receive further liquidating distributions, if any), and (iii) as promptly as reasonably possible following such redemption, subject to the approval of the Company’s remaining shareholders and the Company’s board of directors, liquidate and dissolve, subject in each case to the Company’s obligations under Cayman Islands law to provide for claims of creditors and the requirements of other applicable law. There will be no redemption rights or liquidating distributions with respect to the Company’s warrants, which will expire worthless if the Company fails to complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period.

 

The Sponsor has agreed to waive its liquidation rights with respect to the Founder Shares if the Company fails to complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period. However, if the Sponsor acquires Public Shares in or after the Initial Public Offering, such Public Shares will be entitled to liquidating distributions from the Trust Account if the Company fails to complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period. The underwriters have agreed to waive their rights to their deferred underwriting commission (see Note 5) held in the Trust Account in the event the Company does not complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period and, in such event, such amounts will be included with the other funds held in the Trust Account that will be available to fund the redemption of the Public Shares. In the event of such distribution, it is possible that the per-share value of the assets remaining available for distribution will be less than the Initial Public Offering price per Unit ($10.00).

 

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MALACCA STRAITS ACQUISITION COMPANY LIMITED

NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

MARCH 31, 2022

(Unaudited)

 

In order to protect the amounts held in the Trust Account, the Sponsor has agreed to be liable to the Company if and to the extent any claims by a third party (except for the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm) for services rendered or products sold to the Company, or a prospective target business with which the Company has discussed entering into a transaction agreement, reduce the amounts in the Trust Account to below (i) $10.00 per Public Share or (ii) such lesser amount per Public Share held in the Trust Account as of the date of the liquidation of the Trust Account due to reductions in the value of the trust assets, in each case net of the interest which may be withdrawn to pay taxes. This liability will not apply with respect to any claims by a third party who executed a waiver of any and all rights to seek access to the Trust Account and except as to any claims under the Company’s indemnity of the underwriters of the Initial Public Offering against certain liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). Moreover, in the event that an executed waiver is deemed to be unenforceable against a third party, the Sponsor will not be responsible to the extent of any liability for such third-party claims. The Company will seek to reduce the possibility that the Sponsor will have to indemnify the Trust Account due to claims of creditors by endeavoring to have all vendors, service providers (except for the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm), prospective target businesses and other entities with which the Company does business, execute agreements with the Company waiving any right, title, interest or claim of any kind in or to monies held in the Trust Account.

 

Liquidity and Going Concern

 

As of March 31, 2022, the Company had approximately $34,000 in its operating bank accounts available to fund a Business Combination. In order to finance transaction costs in connection with a Business Combination, the Sponsor or an affiliate of the Sponsor, may, but are not obligated to, loan the Company funds as may be required (“Working Capital Loans”) (see Note 4). As discussed in Note 4, the Sponsor has advanced the Company $1,167,334 through March 31, 2022 and an additional $282,333 subsequent to March 31, 2022 under the agreements for the Promissory Notes (as defined in Note 4).

 

In connection with the Company’s assessment of going concern considerations in accordance with the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) Topic 2014-15, “Disclosures of Uncertainties about an Entity’s Ability to Continue as a Going Concern” (“ASU 2014-15”), the Company does not currently have adequate liquidity to sustain operations, which consist solely of pursuing a Business Combination. While the Company expects to have sufficient access to additional sources of capital if necessary, there is no current commitment on the part of any financing source to provide additional capital and no assurances can be provided that such additional capital will ultimately be available. Additionally, the Company has determined that if the Company is unable to complete a Business Combination during the Combination Period, then the Company will cease all operations except for the purpose of liquidating. The Company’s liquidity requirements, date for mandatory liquidation and subsequent redemption of shares raises substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. No adjustments have been made to the carrying amounts of assets or liabilities should the Company be required to liquidate after the Combination Period. The Company intends to complete a Business Combination before the mandatory liquidation date.

 

Note 2 — Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

 

Basis of Presentation

 

The accompanying unaudited condensed financial statements are presented in U.S. dollars and have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) and in accordance with the instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 8 of Regulation S-X of the SEC. Certain information or footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP have been condensed or omitted, pursuant to the rules and regulations of the SEC for interim financial reporting. Accordingly, they do not include all the information and footnotes necessary for a complete presentation of financial position, results of operations, or cash flows. In the opinion of management, the accompanying unaudited condensed interim 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 audited financial statements and notes thereto included in the Annual Report Filed on Form 10-K filed by the Company with the SEC on March 31, 2022. 

 

The interim results for the three months ended March 31, 2022 are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the year ending December 31, 2022 or for any future interim periods.

 

Emerging Growth Company

 

The Company is an “emerging growth company,” as defined in Section 2(a) of the Securities Act, as modified by the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012 (the “JOBS Act”), and it may take advantage of certain exemptions from various reporting requirements that are applicable to other public companies that are not emerging growth companies, including, but not limited to, not being required to comply with the independent registered public accounting firm attestation requirements of Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, reduced disclosure obligations regarding executive compensation in its periodic reports and proxy statements, and exemptions from the requirements of holding a nonbinding advisory vote on executive compensation and shareholder approval of any golden parachute payments not previously approved.

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MALACCA STRAITS ACQUISITION COMPANY LIMITED

NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

MARCH 31, 2022

(Unaudited)

 

Further, Section 102(b)(1) of the JOBS Act exempts emerging growth companies from being required to comply with new or revised financial accounting standards until private companies (that is, those that have not had a Securities Act registration statement declared effective or do not have a class of securities registered under the Exchange Act) are required to comply with the new or revised financial accounting standards. The JOBS Act provides that a company can elect to opt out of the extended transition period and comply with the requirements that apply to non-emerging growth companies but any such election to opt out is irrevocable. The Company has elected not to opt out of such extended transition period, which means that when a standard is issued or revised and it has different application dates for public or private companies, the Company, as an emerging growth company, can adopt the new or revised standard at the time private companies adopt the new or revised standard. This may make comparison of the Company’s financial statements with another public company which is neither an emerging growth company nor an emerging growth company which has opted out of using the extended transition period difficult or impossible because of the potential differences in accounting standards used.

 

Use of Estimates

 

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

 

Making estimates requires management to exercise significant judgment. It is at least reasonably possible that the estimate of the effect of a condition, situation or set of circumstances that existed at the date of the financial statements, which management considered in formulating its estimate, could change in the near term due to one or more future events. One of the more significant accounting estimates included in the accompanying unaudited condensed financial statements is the determination of the fair value of the warrant liability. Such estimates may be subject to change as more current information becomes available and accordingly the actual results could differ significantly from those estimates.

 

Class A Ordinary Shares Subject to Possible Redemption

 

The Company accounts for its Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption in accordance with the guidance in FASB Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 480, “Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity” (“ASC 480”). Class A ordinary shares subject to mandatory redemption are classified as a liability instrument and are measured at fair value. Conditionally redeemable ordinary shares (including ordinary shares that feature redemption rights that are either within the control of the holder or subject to redemption upon the occurrence of uncertain events not solely within the Company’s control) are classified as temporary equity. At all other times, ordinary shares are classified as shareholders’ equity. The Company’s Class A ordinary shares feature certain redemption rights that are considered to be outside of the Company’s control and subject to occurrence of uncertain future events. Accordingly, at March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption are presented as temporary equity, outside of the shareholders’ deficit section of the Company’s condensed balance sheets.

 

The Company recognizes changes in redemption value immediately as they occur and adjusts the carrying value of redeemable ordinary shares to equal the redemption value at the end of each reporting period. Immediately upon the closing of the Initial Public Offering, and redemption of a portion of Class A ordinary shares in January 2022, the Company recognized the accretion from initial book value to redemption amount value. The change in the carrying value of redeemable Class A ordinary shares resulted in charges against additional paid-in capital and accumulated deficit.

 

At March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, the Class A ordinary shares reflected in the accompanying unaudited condensed balance sheets are reconciled in the following table:

 

   March 31, 2022   December 31,
2021
 
Gross proceeds  $143,750,000   $143,750,000 
Less:          
Proceeds allocated to Public Warrants   (3,090,625)   (3,090,625)
Class A ordinary shares issuance costs   (8,208,498)   (8,208,498)
Plus:          
Accretion of carrying value to redemption value   11,299,123    11,299,123 
Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption  $143,750,000    143,750,000 
Class A ordinary shares tendered for redemption   -    (96,694,490)
Accretion of shares tendered for redemption   66,570    
 
 
Class A ordinary shares redeemed from the Trust Account   (96,761,060)   - 
Accretion of shares subject to redemption   423,500    
-
 
Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption  $47,479,010   $47,055,510 

 

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MALACCA STRAITS ACQUISITION COMPANY LIMITED

NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

MARCH 31, 2022

(Unaudited)

 

Offering Costs

 

Offering costs consist of underwriting, legal, accounting and other expenses incurred through the Initial Public Offering that are directly related to the Initial Public Offering. Offering costs amounting to $8,394,954 of which $8,208,498 were charged to shareholders’ equity upon the completion of the Initial Public Offering and $186,486 of costs allocated to the warrants were charged to operations.

 

Warrant Liability

 

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

 

For issued or modified warrants that meet all of the criteria for equity classification, the warrants are required to be recorded as a component of additional paid-in  capital at the time of issuance. For issued or modified warrants that do not meet all the criteria for equity classification, the warrants are required to be recorded as liabilities at their initial fair value on the date of issuance, and each balance sheet date thereafter. Changes in the estimated fair value of the warrants are recognized as a non-cash gain or loss on the statements of operations. The fair value of the Private Placement Warrants was estimated using a Modified Black-Scholes Option Pricing Model (see Note 8). For periods subsequent to the detachment of the Public Warrants (as defined in Note 3) from the Units, the close price of the Public Warrant price was used as the fair value of the Public Warrants as each relevant date.

 

Income Taxes

 

FASB ASC Topic 740, “Income Taxes”, prescribes a recognition threshold and a measurement attribute for the financial statement recognition and measurement of tax positions taken or expected to be taken in a tax return. For those benefits to be recognized, a tax position must be more likely than not to be sustained upon examination by taxing authorities. The Company’s management determined that the Cayman Islands is the Company’s major tax jurisdiction. The Company recognizes accrued interest and penalties related to unrecognized tax benefits as income tax expense. As of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, there were no unrecognized tax benefits and no amounts accrued for interest and penalties. The Company is currently not aware of any issues under review that could result in significant payments, accruals or material deviation from its position.

 

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

 

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MALACCA STRAITS ACQUISITION COMPANY LIMITED

NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

MARCH 31, 2022

(Unaudited)

 

Net Income (Loss) Per Ordinary Share

 

The Company complies with accounting and disclosure requirements of FASB ASC Topic 260, “Earnings Per Share”. Net income (loss) per ordinary share is computed by dividing net income (loss) by the weighted average number of ordinary shares outstanding for the period. Income or loss is allocated on a pro rata basis to each of the two classes of ordinary shares. Accretion associated with the redeemable shares of Class A ordinary shares is excluded from earnings per share as the redemption value approximates fair value.

 

The calculation of diluted income (loss) per share does not consider the effect of the warrants issued in connection with the (i) Initial Public Offering, and (ii) the private placement since the exercise of the warrants is contingent upon the occurrence of future events. The warrants are exercisable to purchase 11,562,500 Class A ordinary shares in the aggregate. As of March 31, 2022 and 2021, the Company did not have any dilutive securities or other contracts that could, potentially, be exercised or converted into ordinary shares and then share in the earnings of the Company. As a result, diluted net income per ordinary share is the same as basic net income per ordinary share for the periods presented.

 

The following table reflects the calculation of basic and diluted net income per ordinary share (in dollars, except per share amounts):

 

   Three Months Ended
March 31, 2022
   Three Months Ended
March 31, 2021
 
   Class A   Class B   Class A   Class B 
Basic and diluted net income per ordinary share                
Numerator:                
Allocation of net income, as adjusted  $1,650,185   $1,260,289   $2,747,090   $686,773 
                     
Denominator:                    
Basic and diluted weighted average shares outstanding   5,350,181    3,593,750    11,793,478    3,593,750 
                     
Basic and diluted net income per ordinary share  $0.33   $0.33   $0.19   $0.19 

 

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MALACCA STRAITS ACQUISITION COMPANY LIMITED

NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

MARCH 31, 2022

(Unaudited)

 

 

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 Corporation maximum coverage limit of $250,000. The Company has not experienced losses on this account and management believes the Company is not exposed to significant risks on such account.

 

Fair Value of Financial Instruments

 

The fair value of the Company’s assets and liabilities, which qualify as financial instruments under FASB ASC Topic 820, “Fair Value Measurement” (“ASC 820”), approximates the carrying amounts represented in the Company’s accompanying unaudited condensed balance sheet, primarily due to their short-term nature, except for derivative warrant liabilities (see Note 8). The Company invests in U.S. Treasury securities with are 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 follows the guidance in ASC 820 for its financial assets and liabilities that are re-measured and reported at fair value at each reporting period, and non-financial assets and liabilities that are re-measured and reported at fair value at least annually.

 

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

 

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

 

Note 3 — Initial Public Offering

 

Pursuant to the Initial Public Offering, the Company sold 12,500,000 Units, at a purchase price of $10.00 per Unit. Each Unit consists of one Class A ordinary share and one-half of one redeemable warrant (“Public Warrant”). On July 21, 2020, in connection with the underwriters’ exercise of the over-allotment option in full, the Company sold an additional 1,875,000 Units at a price of $10.00 per Unit. Each whole Public Warrant will entitle the holder to purchase one Class A ordinary share at a price of $11.50 per share, subject to adjustment (see Note 7).

 

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MALACCA STRAITS ACQUISITION COMPANY LIMITED

NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

MARCH 31, 2022

(Unaudited)

 

Note 4 — Related Party Transactions

 

Founder Shares

 

In March 2020, the Sponsor paid $25,000 to cover certain offering costs of the Company in consideration for 2,875,000 Class B ordinary shares (the “Founder Shares”). In June 2020, the Company declared a share dividend of 0.25 of a share for each Class B ordinary share in issue, resulting in the Sponsor holding an aggregate of 3,593,750 Founder Shares. All shares have been retroactively stated to reflect the share dividend. The Founder Shares included an aggregate of up to 468,750 shares that were subject to forfeiture to the extent that the underwriters’ over-allotment option was not exercised in full or in part, so that the number of Founder Shares would equal 20% of the Company’s issued and outstanding ordinary shares after the Initial Public Offering. In connection with the underwriters’ exercise of the over-allotment option in full, 468,750 Founder Shares are no longer subject to forfeiture. 

 

The Sponsor has agreed, subject to limited exceptions, not to transfer, assign or sell any Founder Shares until the earlier to occur of (i) one year after the completion of the Company’s Business Combination or (ii) subsequent to a Business Combination, (x) if the last sale price of the Company’s Class A ordinary shares equals or exceeds $12.00 per share (as adjusted for share subdivisions, share consolidations, share capitalizations, rights issuances, reorganizations, recapitalizations and the like) for any 20 trading days within any 30-trading day period commencing at least 150 days after the Company’s Business Combination or (y) the date following the completion of a Business Combination on which the Company completes a liquidation, merger, share exchange, reorganization or other similar transaction that results in all of the Company’s public shareholders having the right to exchange their Class A ordinary shares for cash, securities or other property.

 

Private Placement

 

Simultaneously with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, the Sponsor purchased 4,000,000 Private Placement Warrants at a price of $1.00 per Private Placement Warrant, for an aggregate purchase price of $4,000,000. On July 21, 2020, in connection with the underwriters’ exercise of the over-allotment option in full, the Sponsor purchased an additional 375,000 Private Placement Warrants at a price of $1.00 per Private Placement Warrant. The Private Placement Warrants were deemed to be derivative warrant liabilities at issuance and recorded at fair value. Amounts paid by the Sponsor in excess of the warrants fair value ($2,473,094) was treated as a capital contribution. Each Private Placement Warrant is exercisable to purchase one Class A ordinary share at a price of $11.50 per share, subject to adjustment (see Note 7). A portion of the proceeds from the Private Placement Warrants were added to the proceeds from the Initial Public Offering being held in the Trust Account. If the Company does not complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period, the proceeds from the sale of the 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.

 

Promissory Notes – Related Party

 

On March 31, 2020, the Company issued an unsecured promissory note (the “Promissory Note”) to the Sponsor, pursuant to which the Company may borrow up to an aggregate principal amount of $300,000. The Promissory Note was non-interest bearing and payable on the earlier of (i) December 31, 2020 or (ii) the completion of the Initial Public Offering. The outstanding balance under the Promissory Note of $246,330 was repaid upon the closing of the Initial Public Offering on July 17, 2020.

 

The Company has issued three unsecured promissory notes in the amount of up to $300,000, $300,000, and $1,297,500 each, which were issued on August 2, 2021, October 20, 2021, and March 29, 2022 respectively (the “Promissory Notes”). The Promissory Notes are non-interest bearing and payable at the earlier of (i) the date on which the initial Business Combination is completed and (ii) the date of liquidation of the Company. The Promissory Notes are not convertible into equity or warrants. As of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, the Company had $1,032,500 and $600,000, respectively, in outstanding borrowings under the Promissory Notes, including $300,000 under each of the August 2, 2021 and October 20, 2021 notes and $432,500 under the March 29, 2022 note. Subsequent to March 31, 2022, the Sponsors funded an additional $282,333 under the Promissory Notes.

 

The Company issued an unsecured promissory note, dated March 29, 2022, in the amount of up to $1,000,000, to the Sponsor (the “Working Capital Note”). The proceeds of the Working Capital Note will be used for costs in connection with the Company’s initial Business Combination or as general working capital. The Working Capital Note is non-interest bearing and payable (subject to the waiver against trust provisions) on the earlier of (i) the date on which the initial Business Combination is consummated and (ii) the date of the Company’s liquidation. The Working Capital Note is not convertible into equity or warrants. 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. At March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, the Company had $134,834 and nil, respectively, in outstanding borrowings under the Working Capital Note. The outstanding borrowings on the Working Capital Note are included in the “Promissory notes – related party” line item on the accompanying unaudited condensed balance sheet.

 

Related Party Loans

 

In order to finance transaction costs in connection with a Business Combination, the Sponsor or an affiliate of the Sponsor, or certain of the Company’s officers and directors may, but are not obligated to, loan the Company funds as may be required as Working Capital Loans. If the Company completes a Business Combination, the Company may repay the Working Capital Loans. Otherwise, the Working Capital Loans may be repaid only out of funds held outside the Trust Account. The Working Capital Loans would either be repaid upon consummation of a Business Combination 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 $1.00 per warrant. Such warrants would be identical to the Private Placement Warrants.

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MALACCA STRAITS ACQUISITION COMPANY LIMITED

NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

MARCH 31, 2022

(Unaudited)

 

Note 5 — Commitments and Contingencies

 

Risks and Uncertainties

 

Management is continuing to evaluate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the industry and has concluded that while it is reasonably possible that the virus could have a negative effect on the Company’s financial position, results of its operations and/or search for a target company, the specific impact is not readily determinable as of the date of these financial statements. The accompanying unaudited condensed financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty.

 

Management is continuing to evaluate the impact of the ongoing military conflict between Russia and Ukraine and has concluded that while it is reasonably possible that the conflict could have a negative effect on the Company’s financial position, results of its operations and/or search for a target company, the specific impact is not readily determinable as of the date of these financial statements. The accompanying unaudited condensed financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty.

 

Registration Rights

 

Pursuant to a registration rights agreement entered into on July 14, 2020, the holders of the Founder Shares, Private Placement Warrants and any warrants that may be issued upon conversion of Working Capital Loans (and any Class A ordinary shares issuable upon the exercise of the Private Placement Warrants or warrants issued upon conversion of the Working Capital Loans and upon conversion of the Founder Shares) are entitled to registration rights requiring the Company to register such securities for resale (in the case of the Founder Shares, only after conversion to the Class A ordinary shares). The holders 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 the completion of a Business Combination and rights to require the Company to register for resale such securities pursuant to Rule 415 under the Securities Act. The registration rights agreement does not contain liquidated damages or other cash settlement provisions resulting from delays in registering the Company’s securities. The Company will bear the expenses incurred in connection with the filing of any such registration statements.

 

Underwriting Agreement

 

The underwriters were paid a cash underwriting discount of $0.20 per Unit, or $2,500,000 in the aggregate. As a result of the underwriters’ election to exercise their over-allotment in full on July 21, 2020, the underwriters were paid an additional cash underwriting discount of $375,000.

 

In addition, the underwriters are entitled to a deferred fee of $0.35 per Unit, or $5,031,250 in the aggregate. The deferred fee will become payable to the underwriters from the amounts held in the Trust Account solely in the event that the Company completes a Business Combination, subject to the terms of the underwriting agreement. A portion of such amount, not to exceed 25% of the total amount of the deferred fee held in the Trust Account, may be re-allocated or paid to unaffiliated thirds parties that assist the Company in consummating a Business Combination. The election to re-allocate or make any such payments to unaffiliated third parties will be solely at the discretion of the Company’s management team, and such unaffiliated third parties will be selected by the management team in their sole and absolute discretion.

 

Note 6 — Shareholders’ Deficit

 

Preference Shares — The Company is authorized to issue 1,000,000 preference shares with a par value of $0.0001 per share, with such designations, voting and other rights and preferences as may be determined from time to time by the Company’s board of directors. At March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, there were no preference shares issued or outstanding.

 

Class A Ordinary Shares — The Company is authorized to issue 200,000,000 Class A ordinary shares with a par value of $0.0001 per share. Holders of the Company’s Class A ordinary shares are entitled to one vote for each share. At March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, there were 4,705,551 Class A ordinary shares issued and outstanding, which are presented as temporary equity. In December 2021 and in connection with the Extension Amendment, shareholders holding 9,669,449 Public Shares exercised their right to redeem such Public Shares for a pro rata portion of the Trust Account and tendered the shares for redemption. The shares were redeemed in January 2022.

 

Class B Ordinary Shares — The Company is authorized to issue 20,000,000 Class B ordinary shares with a par value of $0.0001 per share. Holders of Class B ordinary shares are entitled to one vote for each share. At March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, there were 3,593,750 Class B ordinary shares issued and outstanding.

 

Holders of Class A ordinary shares and Class B ordinary shares vote together as a single class on all other matters submitted to a vote of shareholders, except as required by law; provided that only holders of Class B ordinary shares have the right to vote on the appointment of directors prior to the Company’s initial Business Combination.

 

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MALACCA STRAITS ACQUISITION COMPANY LIMITED

NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

MARCH 31, 2022

(Unaudited)

  

The Class B ordinary shares will automatically convert into Class A ordinary shares at the time of a Business Combination on a one-for-one basis, subject to adjustment. In the case that additional Class A ordinary shares, or equity-linked securities, are issued or deemed issued in excess of the amounts sold in the Initial Public Offering and related to the closing of a Business Combination, the ratio at which Class B ordinary shares shall convert into Class A ordinary shares will be adjusted (unless the holders of a majority of the issued and outstanding Class B ordinary shares agree to waive such anti-dilution adjustment with respect to any such issuance or deemed issuance) so that the number of Class A ordinary shares issuable upon conversion of all Class B ordinary shares will equal, in the aggregate, 20% of the sum of all ordinary shares issued and outstanding upon completion of the Initial Public Offering plus all Class A ordinary shares and equity-linked securities issued or deemed issued in connection with the Business Combination (excluding any shares or equity-linked securities issued, or to be issued, to any seller in the Business Combination and any private placement-equivalent warrants issued to the Sponsor or its affiliates upon conversion of loans made to the Company).

 

Note 7 — Warrants

 

At March 31, 2022, December 31, 2021, and March 31, 2021, the Company had 7,187,500 Public Warrants and 4,375,000 Private Placement Warrants outstanding. At March 31, 2022, December 31, 2021, and March 31, 2021, the fair value of the Public Warrants was $1,006,969, $2,923,156 and $5,246,156, respectively, and the fair value of the Private Placement Warrants was $625,728, $1,805,228 and $3,232,224, respectively. 

 

Public Warrants may only be exercised for a whole number of shares. No fractional warrants will be issued upon separation of the Units and only whole warrants will trade. The Public Warrants will become exercisable on the later of (a) 12 months from the closing of the Initial Public Offering or (b) 30 days after the completion of a Business Combination. 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 ordinary shares pursuant to the exercise of a Public Warrant and will have no obligation to settle such Public Warrant exercise unless a registration statement under the Securities Act covering the issuance of the Class A ordinary shares underlying the Public Warrants is then effective and a prospectus relating thereto is current, subject to the Company satisfying its obligations with respect to registration. No Public Warrant will be exercisable for cash or on a cashless basis, and the Company will not be obligated to issue any shares to holders seeking to exercise their warrants, unless the issuance of the shares upon such exercise is registered or qualified under the securities laws of the state of the exercising holder, or an exemption is available.

 

The Company has agreed that as soon as practicable, but in no event later than 15 business days after the closing of the Company’s Business Combination, the Company will use its best efforts to file, and within 60 business days following the Business Combination to have declared effective, a registration statement covering the Class A ordinary shares issuable upon exercise of the warrants. The Company will use its best 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 of the warrants in accordance with the provisions of the warrant agreement. Notwithstanding the above, if the Class A ordinary shares are, 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 so elects, the Company will not be required to file or maintain in effect a registration statement, but will use its best efforts to qualify the shares under applicable blue sky laws to the extent an exemption is not available.

 

Once the warrants become exercisable, the Company may redeem the Public Warrants for redemption:

 

  in whole and not in part;

 

  at a price of $0.01 per warrant;

 

  upon a minimum of 30 days’ prior written notice of redemption to each warrant holder; and

 

  if, and only if, the last sale price of the Company’s Class A ordinary shares equals or exceeds $18.00 per share (as adjusted for share subdivisions, share consolidations, share capitalizations, rights issuances, reorganizations, recapitalizations and the like) for any 20 trading days within a 30-trading day period ending on the third trading day prior to the date we send to the notice of redemption to the warrant holders.

 

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MALACCA STRAITS ACQUISITION COMPANY LIMITED

NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

MARCH 31, 2022

(Unaudited)

 

If and when the warrants become redeemable by the Company, the Company may not exercise its redemption right if the issuance of shares upon exercise of the warrants is not exempt from registration or qualification under applicable state blue sky laws or the Company is unable to effect such registration or qualification. If the Company calls the Public Warrants for redemption, as described above, its management will have the option to require any holder that wishes to exercise the Public Warrants to do so on a “cashless basis,” as described in the warrant agreement. The exercise price and number of ordinary shares issuable upon exercise of the Public Warrants may be adjusted in certain circumstances including in the event of a share dividend, extraordinary dividend or recapitalization, reorganization, merger or consolidation. However, except as described below, the Public Warrants will not be adjusted for issuances of ordinary shares at a price below its exercise price. Additionally, in no event will the Company be required to net cash settle the Public Warrants. If the Company is unable to complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period and the Company liquidates the funds held in the Trust Account, holders of Public Warrants will not receive any of such funds with respect to their Public Warrants, nor will they receive any distribution from the Company’s assets held outside of the Trust Account with respect to such Public Warrants. Accordingly, the Public Warrants may expire worthless.

 

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

 

The Private Placement Warrants are identical to the Public Warrants underlying the Units sold in the Initial Public Offering, except that (x) the Private Placement Warrants and the Class A ordinary shares issuable upon the exercise of the Private Placement Warrants will not be transferable, assignable or saleable until 30 days after the completion of a Business Combination, subject to certain limited exceptions, (y) 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 and (z) the Private Placement Warrants and the Class A ordinary shares issuable upon the exercise of the Private Placement Warrants will be entitled to registration rights. 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.

 

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MALACCA STRAITS ACQUISITION COMPANY LIMITED

NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

MARCH 31, 2022

(Unaudited)

 

Note 8 — Fair Value Measurements

 

The fair value of the Company’s financial assets and liabilities reflects management’s estimate of amounts that the Company would have received in connection with the sale of the assets or paid in connection with the transfer of the liabilities in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. In connection with measuring the fair value of its assets and liabilities, the Company seeks to maximize the use of observable inputs (market data obtained from independent sources) and to minimize the use of unobservable inputs (internal assumptions about how market participants would price assets and liabilities). The following fair value hierarchy is used to classify assets and liabilities based on the observable inputs and unobservable inputs used in order to value the assets and liabilities:

 

  Level 1: Quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities. An active market for an asset or liability is a market in which transactions for the asset or liability occur with sufficient frequency and volume to provide pricing information on an ongoing basis.

 

  Level 2: Observable inputs other than Level 1 inputs. Examples of Level 2 inputs include quoted prices in active markets for similar assets or liabilities and quoted prices for identical assets or liabilities in markets that are not active.

 

  Level 3: Unobservable inputs based on our assessment of the assumptions that market participants would use in pricing the asset or liability.

 

The Company classifies its U.S. Treasury and equivalent securities as held-to-maturity in accordance with FASB ASC Topic 320 “Investments - Debt and Equity Securities.” Held-to-maturity securities are those securities which the Company has the ability and intent to hold until maturity. Held-to-maturity treasury securities are recorded at amortized cost on the accompanying balance sheet and adjusted for the amortization or accretion of premiums or discounts. Trust Account investments in money market funds are presented at fair value.

 

At March 31, 2022, assets held in the Trust Account were comprised of $518 in cash and $47,515,371 in Money market funds invested in U.S. Treasury securities. During the period ended March 31, 2022, the Company did not withdraw any interest income from the Trust Account.

 

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

 

   Level  Fair
Value
 
Money Market Funds invested in U.S. Treasury securities  1  $47,515,371 

 

At December 31, 2021, assets held in the Trust Account were comprised of $178 in cash and $143,849,142 in U.S. Treasury securities. During the year ended December 31, 2021, the Company did not withdraw any interest income from the Trust Account. In January 2022, $96,761,060 was withdrawn from the account to redeem Class A ordinary shares tendered for redemption.

 

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

 

   Level   Fair
Value
 
Money Market Funds  1   $143,849,142 

 

The following table presents information about the Company’s liabilities that are measured at fair value on a recurring basis at March 31, 2022 and indicates the fair value hierarchy of the valuation inputs the Company utilized to determine such fair value. The fair value of the derivative warrant liabilities at March 31, 2022 are as follows:

 

Description  Level   Fair
Value
 
Derivative Warrant Liabilities – Public Warrants  1   $1,006,969 
Derivative Warrant Liabilities – Private Placement Warrants  3    625,728 
       $1,632,697 

 

The fair value of the derivative warrant liabilities at December 31, 2021 are as follows:

 

Description  Level   Fair
Value
 
Derivative Warrant Liabilities – Public Warrants  1   $2,923,156 
Derivative Warrant Liabilities – Private Placement Warrants  3    1,805,228 
       $4,728,384 

 

The Public Warrants were valued using quoted prices in an active market.

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MALACCA STRAITS ACQUISITION COMPANY LIMITED

NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

MARCH 31, 2022

(Unaudited)

 

Private Warrants

 

The Private Placement Warrants were valued using a Modified Black Scholes Model, which is considered to be a Level 3 fair value measurement. The Modified Black Scholes Model uses a Black Scholes Option Pricing Model that is modified to reduce the value of the Private Placement Warrants for a discount on the lack of marketability of the instrument as well as for the probability of consummation of the Business Combination. The primary unobservable inputs utilized in determining the fair value of the Private Placement Warrants is the discount for lack of marketability and the probability of consummation of the Business Combination.

 

The key inputs into the Modified Black Scholes Model for the Private Warrants were as follows at March 31, 2022: 

 

Input  March 31,
2022
 
Expected term (years)   0.27 
Expected volatility   1.6%
Risk-free interest rate   2.42%
Exercise price  $11.50 
Fair value of the ordinary share stock price  $10.11 

 

The key inputs into the Modified Black Scholes Model for the Private Warrants were as follows at December 31, 2021:

 

Input  December 31,
2021
 
Expected term (years)   0.40 
Expected volatility   6.6%
Risk-free interest rate   1.30%
Exercise price  $11.50 
Fair value of the ordinary share price  $10.21 

 

The following table presents the changes in the fair value of the Private Placement Warrant liabilities:

 

   Private
Warrants
 
Fair value as of January 1, 2021  $4,639,385 
Change in fair value of derivative warrant liabilities   (1,407,161)
Fair value as of March 31, 2021  $3,232,224 
Fair value as of January 1, 2022   $1,805,228 
Change in fair value of derivative warrant liabilities    (1,179,500)
Fair value as of March 31, 2022  $625,728 

 

Level 3 financial liabilities consist of the Private Placement Warrant liability for which there is no current market for these securities such that the determination of fair value requires significant judgment or estimation. Changes in fair value measurements categorized within Level 3 of the fair value hierarchy are analyzed each period based on changes in estimates or assumptions and recorded as appropriate. There were no transfers of Level 3 assets or liabilities for the three months ended March 31, 2022 or 2021.

 

Note 9 — Subsequent Events

 

The Company evaluated subsequent events and transactions that occurred after the accompanying unaudited condensed balance sheet date up to the date that the accompanying unaudited condensed financial statements were issued. Based upon this review, except as disclosed in Note 4, the Company did not identify any other subsequent events that would have required adjustment or disclosure in the accompanying unaudited condensed financial statements.

 

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ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS.

 

References in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended March 31, 2022 (the “Report”) to “we,” “us” or the “Company” refer to Malacca Straits Acquisition Company Limited. References to our “management” or our “management team” refer to our officers and directors. The following discussion and analysis of the Company’s financial condition and results of operations should be read in conjunction with the accompanying unaudited condensed financial statements and the notes thereto contained elsewhere in this Report. Certain information contained in the discussion and analysis set forth below includes forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties.

 

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

 

This Report includes “forward-looking statements” that are not historical facts, and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expected and projected. All statements, other than statements of historical fact included in this Report including, without limitation, statements in this “Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” regarding the Company’s financial position, business strategy and the plans and objectives of management for future operations, are forward-looking statements. Words such as “expect,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “estimate,” “seek” and variations and similar words and expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements relate to future events or future performance, but reflect management’s current beliefs, based on information currently available. A number of factors could cause actual events, performance or results to differ materially from the events, performance and results discussed in the forward-looking statements. For information identifying important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements, please refer to the Risk Factors section of the Company’s final prospectus for its Initial Public Offering filed with the SEC. The Company’s securities filings can be accessed on the EDGAR section of the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Except as expressly required by applicable securities law, the Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

  

Overview

 

We are a blank check company incorporated on July 17, 2019 as a Cayman Islands exempted company for the purpose of effecting a Business Combination with one or more businesses or entities. We intend to effectuate our initial Business Combination using cash from the proceeds of the Initial Public Offering and the sale of the Private Placement Warrants, our shares, debt or a combination of cash, equity and debt.

  

We expect to continue to incur significant costs in the pursuit of our acquisition plans. We cannot assure you that our plans to complete a Business Combination will be successful.

 

Recent Developments

 

On December 27, 2021, the Company held its 2021 annual general meeting of shareholders and approved, among other things, the Extension Amendment, which extended the date by which the Company must consummate a Business Combination from January 17, 2022 (which is 18 months from the closing of the Company’s Initial Public Offering) to October 17, 2022 (or such earlier date as determined by the Board) by amending the Company’s Amended and Restated Memorandum and Articles of Association and other related proposals. The Extension Redemption, in which shareholders holding 9,669,449 Public Shares exercised their right to redeem such Public Shares for a pro rata portion of the Trust Account, also occurred in connection with the Extension Amendment. The Company paid from the Trust Account an aggregate amount of $96,761,060, or approximately $10.00 per share to redeeming shareholders in the Extension Redemption. For each one-month extension, the Sponsor agreed to the Contribution, whereby the Sponsor contributes, as a loan, to the Company $0.03 for each Public Share not redeemed in connection with the Extension Amendment. Monthly Contributions in the amount of $141,167 are payable monthly through the Company’s extension date in October 2022 (if the Sponsor fully extends the term the Company has to complete an initial Business Combination).

 

Results of Operations

 

We have neither engaged in any operations nor generated any revenues to date. Our only activities from inception to March 31, 2022 were organizational activities, those necessary to prepare for the Initial Public Offering, described below, and, after the Initial Public Offering, identifying a target company for a Business Combination. We do not expect to generate any operating revenues until after the completion of our Business Combination. We generate non-operating income in the form of interest income on marketable securities held in the Trust Account, a trust account located in the United States with Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company acting as trustee. We incur expenses as a result of being a public company (for legal, financial reporting, accounting and auditing compliance), as well as for due diligence expenses in connection with completing a Business Combination.

 

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For the three months ended March 31, 2022, we had a net income of $2,910,474, which consisted of operating expenses of $189,342, offset by the change in fair value of derivative warrant liabilities of $3,095,687 and interest earned on investments held in the Trust Account of $4,129.

  

For the three months ended March 31, 2021, we had a net income of $3,433,863, which consisted of operating expenses of $291,157, offset by the change in fair value of derivative warrant liabilities of $3,707,880 and interest earned on investments held in the Trust Account of $17,139.

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

On July 17, 2020, we consummated the Initial Public Offering of 12,500,000 Units, and on July 21, 2020, we consummated the sale of an additional 1,875,000 Units which included the full exercise by the underwriters of their over-allotment option, at $10.00 per Unit, generating aggregate gross proceeds of $143,750,000. Each Unit consists of one Class A ordinary share of the Company, par value $0.0001 per share, and one-half of one redeemable warrant of the Company, with each whole warrant entitling the holder thereof to purchase one share of Class A ordinary share for $11.50 per share. Simultaneously with the closing of the Initial Public Offering and the full exercise of the over-allotment option, we consummated the sale of an aggregate of 4,375,000 Private Placement Warrants to our Sponsor at a price of $1.00 per warrant, generating aggregate gross proceeds of $4,375,000.

 

Following the Initial Public Offering, the exercise of the over-allotment option and the sale of the Private Placement Warrants, a total of $143,750,000 was placed in the Trust Account. We incurred $8,394,954 in transaction costs, including $2,875,000 of underwriting fees, $5,031,250 of deferred underwriting fees and $488,704 of other offering costs in connection with the Initial Public Offering and the sale of the Private Placement Warrants. Of these amounts, transactions costs of $186,456 attributable to the issuance of the warrants were expensed during 2020.

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2022, net cash used in operating activities was $222,107. Net income of $2,910,474 was offset by the change in the fair value of derivative warrant liabilities of ($3,095,687) and interest earned on investments held in the Trust Account of $4,129. Changes in operating assets and liabilities used $32,765 of cash from operating activities.

 

At March 31, 2022, we had cash and investments held in the Trust Account of $47,515,889. We intend to use substantially all of the funds held in the Trust Account, including any amounts representing interest earned on the Trust Account (less taxes payable (if applicable) and deferred underwriting commissions) to complete our Business Combination. To the extent that our shares or debt is used, in whole or in part, as consideration to complete our Business Combination, the remaining proceeds held in the Trust Account will be used as working capital to finance the operations of the post-Business Combination entity, make other acquisitions and pursue our growth strategies.

 

At March 31, 2022, we had cash of $34,414 held outside of the Trust Account. We intend to use the funds held outside the Trust Account primarily to identify and evaluate target businesses, perform business due diligence on prospective target businesses, travel to and from the offices, properties or similar locations of prospective target businesses or their representatives or owners, review corporate documents and material agreements of prospective target businesses, and structure, negotiate and complete a Business Combination.

 

In order to fund working capital deficiencies or finance transaction costs in connection with a Business Combination, our Sponsor or an affiliate of our Sponsor or certain of our officers and directors may, but are not obligated to, loan us funds as may be required. If we complete a Business Combination, we would repay such loaned amounts. In the event that a Business Combination does not close, we may use a portion of the working capital held outside the Trust Account to repay such loaned amounts, but no proceeds from our Trust Account would be used for such repayment. Up to $1,500,000 of such loans may be convertible into warrants identical to the Private Placement Warrants, at a price of $1.00 per warrant, at the option of the lender.

 

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If our estimate of the costs of identifying a target business, undertaking in-depth due diligence and negotiating and consummating a Business Combination are less than the actual amount necessary to do so, we may have insufficient funds available to operate our business prior to our Business Combination. Moreover, we may need to obtain additional financing either to complete our Business Combination or because we become obligated to redeem a significant number of our public shares upon consummation of our Business Combination, in which case we may issue additional securities or incur debt in connection with such Business Combination. Subject to compliance with applicable securities laws, we would only complete such financing simultaneously with the completion of our Business Combination. If we are unable to complete our Business Combination because we do not have sufficient funds available to us, we will be forced to cease operations and liquidate the Trust Account. In addition, following our Business Combination, if cash on hand is insufficient, we may need to obtain additional financing in order to meet our obligations. The Company has entered into several promissory notes with its Sponsor for additional funding(See Note 4). The unsecured promissory notes are non-interest bearing and payable at the earlier of (i) the date on which the initial Business Combination is completed and (ii) the date of liquidation of the Company. Such proceeds were used to fund working capital. As of March 31, 2022, there was a total of $1,167,334 outstanding under these notes.

 

Going Concern

 

In connection with the Company’s assessment of going concern considerations in accordance with ASU 2014-15, we have determined that if the Company is unable to complete a Business Combination in the Combination Period, which is from January 17, 2022 (which was 18 months from the closing of the Initial Public Offering) to October 17, 2022 (if the Sponsor fully extends the term the Company has to complete a Business Combination), then the Company will cease all operations except for the purpose of liquidating. The date for mandatory liquidation and subsequent dissolution raises substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. No adjustments have been made to the carrying amounts of assets or liabilities should the Company be required to liquidate after the Combination Period. We intend to complete a Business Combination before the mandatory liquidation date.

 

Off-Balance Sheet Financing Arrangements

 

We had no obligations, assets or liabilities, which would be considered off-balance sheet arrangements, as of March 31, 2022. We do not participate in transactions that create relationships with unconsolidated entities or financial partnerships, often referred to as variable interest entities, which would have been established for the purpose of facilitating off-balance sheet arrangements. We have not entered into any off-balance sheet financing arrangements, established any special purpose entities, guaranteed any debt or commitments of other entities, or purchased any non-financial assets.

 

Contractual Obligations

 

We do not have any long-term debt, capital lease obligations, operating lease obligations or long-term liabilities, other than as described below.

 

The underwriters are entitled to a deferred fee of $0.35 per unit, or $5,031,250 in the aggregate. The deferred fee will become payable to the underwriters from the amounts held in the Trust Account solely in the event that we complete a Business Combination, subject to the terms of the underwriting agreement. A portion of such amount, not to exceed 25% of the total amount of the deferred fee held in the Trust Account, may be re-allocated or paid to unaffiliated thirds parties that assist us in consummating a Business Combination. The election to re-allocate or make any such payments to unaffiliated third parties will be solely at the discretion our management team, and such unaffiliated third parties will be selected by the management team in their sole and absolute discretion.

  

Pursuant to a registration rights agreement entered into on July 14, 2020, the holders of the Founder Shares, Private Placement Warrants and any warrants that may be issued upon conversion of the Working Capital Loans (and any Class A ordinary shares issuable upon the exercise of the Private Placement Warrants or warrants issued upon conversion of the Working Capital Loans and upon conversion of the Founder Shares) are entitled to registration rights requiring us to register such securities for resale (in the case of the Founder Shares, only after conversion to the Class A ordinary shares). The holders of these securities are entitled to make up to three demands, excluding short form demands, that we register such securities. In addition, the holders have certain “piggy-back” registration rights with respect to registration statements filed subsequent to the completion of a Business Combination and rights to require us to register for resale such securities pursuant to Rule 415 under the Securities Act. The registration rights agreement does not contain liquidated damages or other cash settlement provisions resulting from delays in registering the Company’s securities. We will bear the expenses incurred in connection with the filing of any such registration statements.

 

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Critical Accounting Policies

 

The preparation of the accompanying unaudited condensed financial statements and related disclosures in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements, and income and expenses during the periods reported. Actual results could materially differ from those estimates. We have identified the following critical accounting policies:

 

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 re-assessed at the end of each reporting period. 

 

We issued 7,187,500 public warrants to investors in our Initial Public Offering and issued 4,375,000 Private Placement Warrants. All of our outstanding warrants are recognized as derivative liabilities in accordance with FASB ASC Topic 815-40, “Contracts in Entity’s Own Equity”. Accordingly, we recognize the warrant instruments as liabilities at fair value and adjust 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 our statement of operations. The fair value of the public warrants was initially measured using a Monte Carlo simulation approach with subsequent measurements based off the quarterly trading price, whereas the fair value of the Private Placement Warrants was estimated initially and subsequently using a Modified Black Scholes Model. 

 

Ordinary Shares Subject to Possible Redemption

 

We account for our ordinary shares subject to possible redemption in accordance with the guidance in ASC 480. Ordinary shares subject to mandatory redemption is classified as a liability instrument and is measured at fair value. Conditionally redeemable ordinary shares (including ordinary shares that features redemption rights that is either within the control of the holder or subject to redemption upon the occurrence of uncertain events not solely within our control) is classified as temporary equity. At all other times, ordinary shares are classified as shareholders’ equity. Our ordinary shares feature certain redemption rights that are considered to be outside of our control and subject to occurrence of uncertain future events. Accordingly, ordinary shares subject to possible redemption is presented as temporary equity, outside of the shareholders’ equity (deficit) section of our accompanying unaudited condensed balance sheets.

 

Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption is presented at redemption value as temporary equity, outside of the shareholders’ equity section of the Company’s balance sheet. Under ASC Topic 480-10-S99, “Distinguishing Liabilities From Equity”, the Company has elected to recognize changes in the redemption value immediately as they occur and adjust the carrying value of the security to equal the redemption value at the end of each reporting period. This method would view the end of the reporting period as if it were also the redemption date for the security.

 

Net Income (Loss) per Ordinary Share

 

Net income (loss) per ordinary share is computed by dividing net income (loss) by the weighted average number of shares of ordinary shares outstanding for the period. Income or loss is allocated on a pro rata basis to each of the two classes of ordinary shares. Accretion associated with the redeemable shares of Class A ordinary shares is excluded from income (loss) per ordinary share as the redemption value approximates fair value.

 

Recent Accounting Standards

 

Management does not believe that there are any recently issued, but not yet effective, accounting standards, if currently adopted, would have a material effect on our accompanying unaudited condensed financial statements.

 

Factors That May Adversely Affect Our Results of Operations

 

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

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ITEM 3. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK.

 

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

 

ITEM 4. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES.

 

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

 

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

 

As required by Rules 13a-15 and 15d-15 under the Exchange Act, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer carried out an evaluation of the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures as of March 31, 2022. Based upon their evaluation, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer concluded that a material weakness existed and our disclosure controls and procedures were not effective as of March 31, 2022. Specifically, the management has concluded that our control around the interpretation and accounting for complex equity and equity linked financial instruments issued by the Company was not effectively designed or maintained. Based on our assessments and those criteria, management determined that our internal control over financial reporting was not effective.

 

Changes in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

 

In light of its material weakness, the Company’s management has expended, and will continue to expend, effort and resources for the remediation and improvement of our internal control over financial reporting. Specifically, we have expanded and improved our review process for complex securities and related accounting standards, including enhancing access to accounting literature and further consulting third-party professionals with expertise in such complex accounting applications. Other than as described herein, 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.

 

To respond to this material weakness, we have devoted, and plan to continue to devote, significant effort and resources to the remediation and improvement of our internal control over financial reporting. While we have processes to identify and appropriately apply applicable accounting requirements, we plan to enhance these processes to better evaluate our research and understanding of the nuances of the complex accounting standards that apply to our financial statements. Our plans at this time include providing enhanced access to accounting literature, research materials and documents and increased communication among our personnel and third-party professionals with whom we consult regarding complex accounting applications. The elements of our remediation plan can only be accomplished over time, and we can offer no assurance that these initiatives will ultimately have the intended effects.

 

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PART II - OTHER INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS.

 

None.

 

ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS.

 

As of the date of this Report, except as set forth below there have been no material changes from the risk factors previously disclosed in our (i) Registration Statement on Form S-1 initially filed with the SEC on June 26, 2020 (File No. 333-239462), as amended, (ii) Quarterly Report on Forms 10-Q and 10-Q/A for the quarter ended September 30, 2020 filed with the SEC on November 16, 2020, as amended January 11, 2022, (iii) Amendment No. 2 to our Annual Report on Form 10-K/A for the year ended December 31, 2020, filed with the SEC January 11, 2022 and (iv) Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021 filed with the SEC on March 31, 2022.

 

Changes in laws or regulations or in how such laws or regulations are interpreted or applied, or a failure to comply with any laws, regulations, interpretations or applications, may adversely affect our business, including our ability to negotiate and complete our initial Business Combination.

 

We are subject to the laws and regulations, and interpretations and applications of such laws and regulations, of national, regional, state and local governments and applicable non-U.S. jurisdictions. In particular, our consummation of a Business Combination may be contingent upon our ability to comply with certain laws, regulations, interpretations and applications, and any post-Business Combination company may be subject to additional laws, regulations, interpretations and applications. Compliance with the foregoing may be difficult, time consuming and costly. Laws and regulations and their interpretation and application may also change from time to time, and those changes could have a material adverse effect on our business, including our ability to negotiate and complete an initial Business Combination. A failure to comply with applicable laws or regulations, as interpreted and applied, could have a material adverse effect on our business, including our ability to negotiate and complete an initial Business Combination.

 

On March 30, 2022, the SEC issued proposed rules relating to, among other items, disclosures in Business Combination transactions involving SPACs and private operating companies; the financial statement requirements applicable to transactions involving shell companies; the use of projections in SEC filings in connection with proposed business combination transactions; the potential liability of certain participants in proposed Business Combination transactions; and the extent to which special purpose acquisition companies (“SPACs”) could become subject to regulation under the Investment Company Act, including a proposed rule that would provide SPACs a safe harbor from treatment as an investment company if they satisfy certain conditions that limit a SPAC’s duration, asset composition, business purpose and activities. These rules, if adopted, whether in the form proposed or in a revised form, may increase the costs of and the time needed to negotiate and complete an initial Business Combination, and may constrain the circumstances under which we could complete an initial Business Combination.

 

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Recent increases in inflation in the United States and elsewhere could make it more difficult for us to consummate a Business Combination.

 

Recent increases in inflation in the United States and elsewhere may be leading to increased price volatility for publicly traded securities, including ours, and may lead to other national, regional and international economic disruptions, any of which could make it more difficult for us to consummate a Business Combination. 

 

Military conflict in Ukraine could make it more difficult for us to consummate a Business Combination.

 

Military conflict in Ukraine may lead to increased and price volatility for publicly traded securities, including ours, and to other national, regional and international economic disruptions and economic uncertainty, any of which could make it more difficult for us to identify a business combination partner and consummate a Business Combination on acceptable commercial terms or at all. 

 

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

 

None. For a description of the use of the proceeds generated in our Initial Public Offering and private placement, see Part II, Item 2 of the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2020 filed with the SEC on November 16, 2020. There has been no material change in the planned use of the proceeds from the Initial Public Offering and private placement as is described in the Company’s final prospectus related to the Initial Public Offering, dated July 14, 2020.

 

ITEM 3. DEFAULTS UPON SENIOR SECURITIES.

 

None.

 

ITEM 4. MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES.

 

Not applicable.

 

ITEM 5. OTHER INFORMATION.

 

None.

 

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ITEM 6. EXHIBITS.

 

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

 

No.   Description of Exhibit 
31.1*   Certification of the Principal Executive Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) and Rule 15d-14(a) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as adopted pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
31.2*   Certification of the Principal Financial Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) and Rule 15d-14(a) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as adopted pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
32.1**   Certification of the Principal Executive Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
32.2**   Certification of the Principal Financial Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
101.INS*   XBRL Instance Document – the instance document does not appear in the Interactive Data File because its XBRL tags are embedded within the Inline XBRL document.
101.SCH*   Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document.
101.CAL*   Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document.
101.DEF*   Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document.
101.LAB*   Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document.
101.PRE*   Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document.
104   Cover Page Interactive Data File  (Embedded as Inline XBRL document and contained in Exhibit 101.

 

*Filed herewith.

 

**Furnished.

 

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SIGNATURES

 

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

 

  MALACCA STRAITS ACQUISITION COMPANY LIMITED
     
Date: May 23, 2022   /s/ Gordon Lo
  Name: Gordon Lo
  Title: Chief Executive Officer and President
    (Principal Executive Officer)
     
Date: May 23, 2022   /s/ Stanley Wang
  Name:  Stanley Wang
  Title: Chief Financial Officer
    (Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)

 

 

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