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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
 
FORM
10-Q
 
 
(Mark One)
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended June 30, 2022
or
 
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the transition period from
                    
to
                    
Commission File
No. 001-41017
 
 
Mercato Partners Acquisition Corporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
 
 
Delaware
 
86-2230021
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
 
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
2750 E. Cottonwood Parkway Suite #500
Cottonwood Heights, Utah
 
84121
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
(Zip Code)
(801)
220-0055
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
 
 
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
 
Title of Each Class:
 
Trading
Symbol(s)
 
Name of Each Exchange
on Which Registered:
Units, each consisting of one share of Class A Common Stock and
one-half
of one Warrant
 
MPRAU
 
The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Class A Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share
 
MPRA
 
The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Warrants, each whole Warrant exercisable for one share of Class A Common Stock at an exercise price of $11.50 per share
 
MPRAW
 
The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.    Yes  ☒    No  ☐
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation
S-T
(§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files).    Yes  ☒    No  ☐
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a
non-accelerated
filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule
12b-2
of the Exchange Act.
 
Large accelerated filer
 
  
Accelerated filer
 
Non-accelerated filer
 
  
Smaller reporting company
 
    
Emerging growth company
 
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule
12b-2
of the Exchange Act).    Yes  ☒    No  ☐
As of August 
10
, 2022, there were 23,000,000 shares of Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (“Class A common stock”) and 5,750,000 shares of Class B common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (“Class B common stock”), of the registrant issued and outstanding.
 
 
 

MERCATO PARTNERS ACQUISITION CORP.
Quarterly Report on Form
10-Q
Table of Contents
 
        
Page
No.
 
     1  
Item 1.
  Condensed Financial Statements      1  
  Condensed Balance Sheets as of June 30, 2022 (unaudited) and December 31, 2021      1  
       2  
       3  
       4  
  Notes to Unaudited Condensed Financial Statements      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      24  
Item 4.
  Controls and Procedures      24  
     25  
Item 1.
  Legal Proceedings      25  
Item 1A.
  Risk Factors      25  
Item 2.
  Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds      25  
Item 3.
  Defaults Upon Senior Securities      25  
Item 4.
  Mine Safety Disclosures      25  
Item 5.
  Other Information      25  
Item 6.   Exhibits      25  
     27  

PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION
 
Item 1.
Condensed Financial Statements
MERCATO PARTNERS ACQUISITION CORP.
CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS
 
 
  
June 30, 2022
 
 
December 31, 2021
 
 
  
(Unaudited)
 
 
 
 
Assets:
  
 
Current assets:
  
 
Cash
   $ 70,578     $ 387,206  
Prepaid expenses - current
     329,697       478,734  
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Total current assets
     400,275       865,940  
Prepaid expenses - non current
              42,295  
Investments held in Trust Account
     233,755,262       233,450,000  
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Total Assets
  
$
234,155,537
 
 
$
234,358,235
 
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Liabilities, Class A Common Stock Subject to Possible Redemption and Stockholders’ Deficit:
                
Current liabilities:
                
Accounts payable
   $ 232,421     $ 86,149  
Accrued expenses
     145,996       133,172  
Income tax payable
     35,618           
Franchise tax payable
     98,082       37,022  
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Total current liabilities
     512,117       256,343  
Derivative liabilities
     3,232,500       12,930,000  
Deferred underwriting commissions
     8,050,000       8,050,000  
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Total Liabilities
     11,794,617       21,236,343  
Commitments and Contingencies (Note 5)
                
Class A common stock subject to possible redemption;
23,000,000 shares at redemption value
of
approximately
 $10.153
 
and $10.150 per share as of June 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively
     233,521,562       233,450,000  
Stockholders’ Deficit:
                
Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value; 1,000,000 shares authorized; none issued and outstanding
                  
Class A common stock, $0.0001 par value; 100,000,000 shares authorized; no
non-redeemable
shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021
                  
Class B common stock, $0.0001 par value; 10,000,000 shares authorized; 5,750,000 shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021
     575       575  
Additional
paid-in
capital
                  
Accumulated deficit
     (11,161,217     (20,328,683
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Total stockholders’ deficit
     (11,160,642     (20,328,108
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Total Liabilities, Class A Common Stock Subject to Possible Redemption and Stockholders’ Deficit
  
$
234,155,537
 
 
$
234,358,235
 
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed financial statements.
 
1

MERCATO PARTNERS ACQUISITION CORP.
UNAUDITED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
 
    
For The Three Months Ended
June 30,
   
For The Six
Months Ended
June 30, 2022
   
For The Period
From
February 22,
2021

(inception)
Through June 30,
2021
 
    
2022
   
2021
 
General and administrative expenses
   $ 249,552     $        $ 510,488     $ 4,496  
General and administrative expenses - related party
     119,000         119,000    
Franchise tax expenses
     49,861       1,381       98,628       1,999  
  
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
 
Loss from operations
     (418,413     (1,381     (728,116     (6,495
Other income:
        
Change in fair value of derivative liabilities
     3,663,500                9,697,500           
Income from investments held in Trust Account
     283,982                305,262           
  
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
 
Net income (loss) before income taxes
  
 
3,529,069
 
 
 
(1,381
 
 
9,274,646
 
 
 
(6,495
Income tax expense
     (35,618              (35,618         
  
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
 
Net income (loss)
  
$
3,493,451
 
 
$
(1,381
 
$
9,239,028
 
 
$
(6,495
  
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
 
Weighted average shares outstanding of Class A common stock, basic and diluted
     23,000,000                23,000,000           
  
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
 
Basic and diluted net loss per share, Class A common stock
   $ 0.12     $        $ 0.32     $     
  
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
 
Weighted average shares outstanding of Class B common stock, basic and diluted
     5,750,000       5,000,000       5,750,000       4,612,403  
  
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
 
Basic and diluted net loss per share, Class B common stock
   $ 0.12     $ (0.00   $ 0.32     $ (0.00
  
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed financial statements.
 
2

MERCATO PARTNERS ACQUISITION CORP.
UNAUDITED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY (DEFICIT)
FOR THE THREE AND SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2022
 
    
Common Stock
    
Additional
Paid-In

Capital
    
Accumulated
Deficit
   
Total
Stockholders’
Deficit
 
    
Class A
    
Class B
 
    
Shares
    
Amount
    
Shares
    
Amount
 
Balance - January 1, 2022
  
 
  
 
  
$
  
 
  
 
5,750,000
 
  
$
575
 
  
$
  
 
  
$
(20,328,683
 
$
(20,328,108
Net income
     —          —          —          —          —          5,745,577       5,745,577  
  
 
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Balance - March 31, 2022
                         5,750,000        575                  (14,583,106     (14,582,531
Remeasurement on Class A common stock subject to possible redemption
     —          —          —          —          —          (71,562     (71,562
Net income
     —          —          —          —          —          3,493,451       3,493,451  
  
 
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Balance - June 30, 2022
  
 
  
 
  
$
  
 
  
 
5,750,000
 
  
$
575
 
  
$
  
 
  
$
(11,161,217
 
$
(11,160,642
  
 
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2021 AND FOR THE PERIOD FROM FEBRUARY 22, 2021 (INCEPTION) THROUGH JUNE 30, 2021
 
    
Common Stock
    
Additional
Paid-In

Capital
    
Accumulated
Deficit
   
Total
Stockholders’
Equity
 
    
Class A
    
Class B
 
    
Shares
    
Amount
    
Shares
    
Amount
 
Balance - February 22, 2021 (inception)
  
 
  
 
  
$
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
$
  
 
  
$
  
 
  
$
  
 
 
$
  
 
Issuance of Class B common stock to Sponsor
(1)
  
 
—  
 
  
 
—  
 
     5,750,000        575        24,425        —         25,000  
Net loss
     —          —          —          —          —          (5,114     (5,114
  
 
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Balance - March, 2021
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
 
     5,750,000        575        24,425        (5,114     19,886  
Net loss
     —          —          —          —          —          (1,381     (1,381
  
 
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Balance - June 30, 2021
  
 
  
 
  
$
  
 
  
 
5,750,000
 
  
$
575
 
  
$
24,425
 
  
$
(6,495
 
$
18,505
 
  
 
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
(1)
This number includes up to 750,000 shares of Class B common stock subject to forfeiture if the over-allotment option is not exercised in full or in part by the underwriters.
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed financial statements.
 
3
MERCATO PARTNERS ACQUISITION CORP.
UNAUDITED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
 
    
For The Six
Months Ended
June 30, 2022
   
For The Period
From
February 22,
2021

(inception)
Through June 30,
2021
 
Cash Flows from Operating Activities:
    
Net income (loss)
   $ 9,239,028     $ (6,495
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash used in operating activities:
    
Change in fair value of derivative liabilities
     (9,697,500         
Income from investments held in Trust Account
     (305,262         
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
    
Prepaid expenses - current
     191,332           
Income tax payable
     35,618           
Accounts payable
     146,272       4,496  
Accrued expenses
     12,824           
Franchise tax payable
     61,060       1,999  
  
 
 
   
 
 
 
Net cash used in operating activities
     (316,628         
  
 
 
   
 
 
 
Cash Flows from Financing Activities:
    
Proceeds from issuance of Class B common stock to Sponsor
              25,000  
Offering costs paid
              (5,000
  
 
 
   
 
 
 
Net cash provided by financing activities
              20,000  
  
 
 
   
 
 
 
Net change in cash
     (316,628     20,000  
Cash - beginning of the period
     387,206           
  
 
 
   
 
 
 
Cash - end of the period
  
$
70,578
 
 
$
20,000
 
  
 
 
   
 
 
 
Supplemental disclosure of noncash financing activities:
    
Offering costs included in accounts payable
   $        $ 548,765  
Offering costs paid by related party under promissory note
   $        $ 94,360  
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed financial statements.
 
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MERCATO PARTNERS ACQUISITION CORP.
NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
JUNE 30, 2022
Note 1 - Description of Organization, Business Operations and Going Concern
Mercato Partners Acquisition Corporation (the “Company”) is a blank check company incorporated in Delaware on February 22, 2021. The Company was formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses (the “Business Combination”). The Company is an emerging growth company and, as such, the Company is subject to all of the risks associated with emerging growth companies.
As of June 30, 2022, the Company had not commenced any operations. All activity for the period from February 22, 2021 (inception) through June 30, 2022 relates to the Company’s formation and the initial public offering (“Initial Public Offering”), described below, and since the Initial Public Offering, its search 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 from the proceeds derived from the Initial Public Offering and placed in a Trust Account (as defined below) and is subject to
non-cash
fluctuations in its condensed statements of operations due to changes in the fair value of its derivative warrant liabilities. The Company has selected December 31 as its fiscal year end.
The Company’s sponsor is Mercato Partners Acquisition Group, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (the “Sponsor”). The registration statement for the Company’s Initial Public Offering was declared effective on November 3, 2021. On November 8, 2021, the Company consummated its Initial Public Offering of 20,000,000 units (the “Units” and, with respect to the Class A common stock included in the Units being offered, the “Public Shares”), at $10.00 per Unit, generating gross proceeds of $200.0 million, and incurring offering costs of approximately $12.1 million, of which $4.0 million was for underwriting commissions (see Note 5), $7.0 million was for deferred underwriting commissions (see Note 5) and approximately $1.1 million was for offering costs, of which approximately $343,000 was allocated to derivative warrant liabilities. The Company granted the underwriter a
45-day
option to purchase up to an additional 3,000,000 Units (“Over-allotment Units”) at the Initial Public Offering price to cover over-allotments (the “Over-allotment Option”). On November 19, 2021, the underwriter exercised the Over-allotment Option in full and, on November 23, 2021 purchased 3,000,000 Over-allotment Units, generating additional gross proceeds to the Company of $30.0 million. The Company incurred additional offering costs of approximately $1.7 million in connection with the over-allotment, of which $600,000 was paid for underwriting commissions, and approximately $1.1 million was for deferred underwriting commissions. On August 1, 2022, the underwriter irrevocably waived its rights to the deferred underwriting commissions due under the underwriting agreement consummated in connection with the Initial
Public Offering (see Note 9).
Simultaneously with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, the Company consummated the private placement (“Private Placement”) of 9,000,000 warrants (each, a “Private Placement Warrant” and collectively, the “Private Placement Warrants”), at a price of $1.00 per Private Placement Warrant to the Sponsor, generating proceeds of $9.0 million (Note 4). Simultaneously with the sale of the Over-allotment Units, on November 23, 2021, the Company consummated a second closing of the Private Placement of an aggregate of 1,050,000 additional Private Placement Warrants, at a price of $1.00 per Private Placement Warrant, with Sponsor pursuant to a Private Placement Warrants Purchase Agreement dated as of November 3, 2021. The second closing of the Private Placement generated additional aggregate gross proceeds of approximately $1.1 million.
Upon the closing of the Initial Public Offering, over-allotment and the Private Placement, $233.45 million ($10.15 per Unit) of net proceeds, including the net proceeds of the Initial Public Offering and certain of the proceeds of the Private Placement, was placed in a trust account (“Trust Account”) with Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company acting as trustee and invested in United States “government securities” within the meaning of Section 2(a)(16) of the Investment Company Act having a maturity of 185 days or less or in money market funds meeting certain conditions under Rule
2a-7
promulgated under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, or the Investment Company Act, which invest only in direct U.S. government treasury obligations, as determined by the Company, until the earlier of: (i) the completion of a Business Combination and (ii) the distribution of the Trust Account as described below.
The Company’s management has broad discretion with respect to the specific application of the net proceeds of its Initial Public Offering, over-allotment 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 Company’s Business Combination must be with one or more operating businesses or assets with a fair market value equal to at least 80% of the net assets held in the Trust Account (excluding the deferred underwriting commissions, which the underwriter irrevocably waived on August 1, 2022, and taxes payable on the interest earned on the Trust Account) at the time the Company signs a definitive agreement in connection with the initial Business Combination. However, the Company will only complete a Business Combination if the post-transaction company owns or acquires 50% or more of the outstanding voting securities of the target or otherwise acquires a controlling interest in the target sufficient for it not to be required to register as an investment company under the Investment Company Act.
 
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MERCATO PARTNERS ACQUISITION CORP.
NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
JUNE 30, 2022
 
The Company will provide its holders of the Public Shares (the “Public Stockholders”) 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 stockholders’ meeting called to approve the Business Combination or (ii) by means of a tender offer. The decision as to whether the Company will seek stockholder approval of a Business Combination or conduct a tender offer will be made by the Company, solely in its discretion. The Public Stockholders will be entitled to redeem their Public Shares for a pro rata portion of the amount then in the Trust Account (initially at $10.15 per share, plus any pro rata interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account and not previously released to the Company to pay its tax obligations). The
per-share
amount to be distributed to Public Stockholders who redeem their Public Shares will not be reduced by the deferred underwriting commissions, which the underwriter irrevocably waived on August 1, 2022 (as discussed in Note 5). All of the Public Shares contain a redemption feature which allows for the redemption of such Public Shares in connection with the liquidation, if there is a stockholder vote or tender offer in connection with the initial Business Combination and in connection with certain amendments to the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation (the “Certificate of Incorporation”). In accordance with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) and its guidance on redeemable equity instruments, which has been codified in Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (“FASB”) Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”)
480-10-S99,
redemption provisions not solely within the control of a company require common stock subject to redemption to be classified outside of permanent equity. Given that the Public Shares will be issued with other freestanding instruments (i.e., public warrants), the initial carrying value of Class A common stock classified as temporary equity will be the allocated proceeds determined in accordance with ASC
470-20.
The Class A common stock is subject to ASC
480-10-S99.
If it is probable that the equity instrument will become redeemable, the Company has the option to either (i) accrete changes in the redemption value over the period from the date of issuance (or from the date that it becomes probable that the instrument will become redeemable, if later) to the earliest redemption date of the instrument or (ii) recognize changes in the redemption value immediately as they occur and adjust the carrying amount of the instrument to equal the redemption value at the end of each reporting period. The Company has elected to recognize the changes in redemption value immediately. The changes in redemption value are recognized as a
one-time
charge against additional
paid-in
capital (to the extent available) and accumulated deficit. While redemptions cannot cause the Company’s net tangible assets to fall below $5,000,001, all of the Public Shares are redeemable and will be classified as such on the balance sheet until such date that a redemption event takes place.
If the Company seeks stockholder approval in connection with a Business Combination, the holders of the Founder Shares (as defined in Note 4) prior to this Initial Public Offering (the “Initial Stockholders”) agreed to vote their Founder Shares and any Public Shares purchased during or after the Initial Public Offering in favor of a Business Combination. In addition, the Initial Stockholders agreed to waive their redemption rights with respect to their Founder Shares and Public Shares in connection with the completion of a Business Combination. In addition, the Company agreed not to enter into a definitive agreement regarding an initial Business Combination without the prior consent of the Sponsor.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Company’s Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation will provide that a Public Stockholder, together with any affiliate of such stockholder or any other person with whom such stockholder 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% or more of the Class A common stock sold in the Initial Public Offering, without the prior consent of the Company.
The Sponsor, executive officers, directors and director nominees have agreed not to propose an amendment to the Company’s Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation that would affect the substance or timing of the Company’s obligation to provide for the redemption of its Public Shares in connection with a Business Combination or to redeem 100% of its Public Shares if the Company does not complete a Business Combination, unless the Company provides the Public Stockholders with the opportunity to redeem their Class A common stock in conjunction with any such amendment. Any such payments would be made in the form of a loan.
 
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MERCATO PARTNERS ACQUISITION CORP.
NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
JUNE 30, 2022
 
The Company will have 15 months from the closing of the Initial Public Offering, or February 8, 2023, to consummate an initial Business Combination. However, if the Company anticipates that it may not be able to consummate the initial Business Combination within 15 months, the Company will, by resolution of its board if requested by the Sponsor, extend the period of time to consummate a Business Combination by an additional three months (for a total of 18 months to complete a Business Combination), subject to the Sponsor depositing additional funds into the Trust Account as set out below. In connection with any such extension, Public Stockholders will not be offered the opportunity to vote on or redeem their shares. In order to extend the time available for the Company to consummate the initial Business Combination for an additional three months, the Sponsor or its affiliates or designees must deposit into the Trust Account $0.10 per Public Share, or $2.3 million in the aggregate on or prior to the date of the deadline.
If the Company is unable to complete a Business Combination within 15 months from the closing of the Initial Public Offering or a potential three-month extension period (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 income taxes, if any (less up to $100,000 of interest to pay dissolution expenses) divided by the number of the then- outstanding Public Shares, which redemption will completely extinguish Public Stockholders’ rights as Stockholders (including the right to receive further liquidation distributions, if any); and (iii) as promptly as reasonably possible following such redemption, subject to the approval of the remaining Stockholders and the board of directors, liquidate and dissolve, subject in the case of clauses (ii) and (iii), to the Company’s obligations under Cayman Islands law to provide for claims of creditors and the requirements of other applicable law.
In connection with the redemption of 100% of the Company’s outstanding Public Shares for a portion of the funds held in the Trust Account, each holder will receive a full pro rata portion of the amount then in the Trust Account, plus any pro rata interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account and not previously released to the Company to pay the Company’s taxes payable (less up to $100,000 of interest to pay dissolution expenses).
The Initial Stockholders agreed to waive their liquidation rights with respect to the Founder Shares if the Company fails to complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period. However, if the Initial Stockholders should acquire Public Shares in or after the Initial Public Offering, they will be entitled to liquidating distributions from the Trust Account with respect to such Public Shares if the Company fails to complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period. The underwriter irrevocably waived its rights to the deferred underwriting commissions on August 1, 2022 (see Note 5) held in the Trust and such amounts will be included with the funds held in the Trust Account that will be available to fund the redemption of the Company’s Public Shares. In the event of such distribution, it is possible that the per share value of the residual assets remaining available for distribution (including Trust Account assets) will be only $10.15 per share initially held in the Trust Account. In order to protect the amounts held in the Trust Account, the Sponsor agreed that it will be liable to the Company if and to the extent any claims by a third party for services rendered or products sold to the Company, or a prospective target business with which the Company has entered into a written letter of intent, confidentiality or other similar agreement or business combination agreement, reduce the amount of funds in the Trust Account to below the lesser of (i) $10.15 per Public Share and (ii) the actual amount per Public Share held in the trust account as of the date of the liquidation of the Trust Account, if less than $10.15 per share due to reductions in the value of the trust assets, less taxes payable, provided that such liability will not apply to any claims by a third party or prospective target business who executed a waiver of any and all rights to the monies held in the Trust Account (whether or not such waiver is enforceable) nor will it apply to any claims under the Company’s indemnity of the underwriter of the Initial Public Offering against certain liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). In the event that an executed waiver is deemed to be unenforceable against a third party, the Sponsor will not be responsible to the extent of any liability for such third-party claims. The Company will seek to reduce the possibility that the Sponsor will have to indemnify the Trust Account due to claims of creditors by endeavoring to have vendors, service providers (except the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm), prospective target businesses or other entities with which the Company does business, execute agreements with the Company waiving any right, title, interest or claim of any kind in or to monies held in the Trust Account.
Going Concern Consideration
As of June 30, 2022, the Company had approximately $71,000 
in cash and working
capital of approximately
$22,000
 
(excluding franchise
and
income taxes payable).
 
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MERCATO PARTNERS ACQUISITION CORP.
NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
JUNE 30, 2022
 
In connection with management’s assessment of going concern considerations in accordance with FASB ASC Topic
205-40
“Presentation of Financial Statements-Going Concern,” management has determined that liquidity needs, and the date for mandatory liquidation and subsequent dissolution, raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. No adjustments have been made to the carrying amounts of assets or liabilities should the Company be required to liquidate after February 8, 2023. The unaudited condensed financial statements do not include any adjustment that might be necessary if the Company is unable to continue as a going concern. Management plans to consummate a business combination prior to the mandatory liquidation date.
Risks and Uncertainties
Management is continuing to evaluate the impact of the
COVID-19
pandemic and has concluded that while it is reasonably possible that the virus could have a negative effect on the Company’s financial position and/or search for a target company, the specific impact is not readily determinable as of the date of the financial statement. The financial statement does not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty.
Note 2 - Basis of Presentation and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
Basis of Presentation
The accompanying condensed financial statements of the Company have been prepared in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) for interim financial information and Article 8 of Regulation
S-X.
Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by GAAP. In the opinion of management, all adjustments (consisting of normal accruals) considered for a fair presentation have been included. Operating results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2022 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the year ending December 31, 2022 or any future period.
The accompanying unaudited condensed financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Company’s Annual Report on Form
10-K
for the year ended December 31, 2021, as filed with the SEC on April 15, 2022, which contains the audited financial statements and notes thereto. The financial information as of December 31, 2021, is derived from the audited financial statements presented in the Company’s Annual Report on Form
10-K
for the year ended December 31, 2021, as filed with the SEC on April 15, 2022.
Emerging Growth Company
The Company is an “emerging growth company,” as defined in Section 2(a) of the Securities Act, as modified by the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012 (the “JOBS Act”), and it may take advantage of certain exemptions from various reporting requirements that are applicable to other public companies that are not emerging growth companies including, but not limited to, not being required to comply with the 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 stockholder approval of any golden parachute payments not previously approved.
Further, Section 102(b)(1) of the JOBS Act exempts emerging growth companies from being required to comply with new or revised financial accounting standards until private companies (that is, those that have not had a Securities Act registration statement declared effective or do not have a class of securities registered under the Exchange Act) are required to comply with the new or revised financial accounting standards. The JOBS Act provides that an emerging growth 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 an 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 condensed financial statements with another public company that is neither an emerging growth company nor an emerging growth company that has opted out of using the extended transition period difficult or impossible because of the potential differences in accounting standards used.
 
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MERCATO PARTNERS ACQUISITION CORP.
NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
JUNE 30, 2022
 
Cash and Cash Equivalents
The Company considers all highly liquid short-term investments with an original maturity of three months or less when purchased to be cash equivalents. The Company did not have any cash equivalents as of June 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021.
Investments Held in Trust Account
The Company’s portfolio of investments is comprised of U.S. government securities, within the meaning set forth in Section 2(a)(16) of the Investment Company Act, with a maturity of 185 days or less, or investments in money market funds that invest in U.S. government securities and generally have a readily determinable fair value, or a combination thereof. When the Company’s investments held in the Trust Account are comprised of U.S. government securities, the investments are classified as trading securities. When the Company’s investments held in the Trust Account are comprised of money market funds, the investments are recognized at fair value. Trading securities and investments in money market funds are presented on the condensed balance sheets at fair value at the end of each reporting period. Gains and losses resulting from the change in fair value of these securities are included in income on investments held in the Trust Account in the accompanying condensed statements of operations. The estimated fair values of investments held in the Trust Account are determined using available market information.
Use of Estimates
The preparation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires the Company’s management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates.
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 confirming events. One of the more significant accounting estimates included in these unaudited condensed financial statements is the determination of the fair value of the warrant liabilities. Accordingly, the actual results could differ significantly from those estimates.
Concentration of Credit Risk
Financial instruments that potentially subject the Company to concentrations of credit risk consist of cash accounts in a financial institution, which, at times, may exceed the Federal Depository Insurance Corporation (FDIC) coverage limit of $250,000. As of June 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, the Company has not experienced losses on these accounts and management believes the Company is not exposed to significant risks on such accounts.
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 Measurements,” approximates the carrying amounts represented in the condensed balance sheets, primarily due to their short-term nature.
Fair Value Measurements
Fair value is defined as the price that would be received for sale of an asset or paid for transfer of a liability, in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. GAAP establishes a three-tier fair value hierarchy, which prioritizes the inputs used in measuring fair value. The hierarchy gives the highest priority to unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities (Level 1 measurements) and the lowest priority to unobservable inputs (Level 3 measurements). These tiers include:
 
Level 1, defined as observable inputs such as quoted prices (unadjusted) for identical instruments in active markets;
 
Level 2, defined as inputs other than quoted prices in active markets that are either directly or indirectly observable such as quoted prices for similar instruments in active markets or quoted prices for identical or similar instruments in markets that are not active; and
 
Level 3, defined as unobservable inputs in which little or no market data exists, therefore requiring an entity to develop its own assumptions, such as valuations derived from valuation techniques in which one or more significant inputs or significant value drivers are unobservable.
In some circumstances, the inputs used to measure fair value might be categorized within different levels of the fair value hierarchy. In those instances, the fair value measurement is categorized in its entirety in the fair value hierarchy based on the lowest level input that is significant to the fair value measurement.
 
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MERCATO PARTNERS ACQUISITION CORP.
NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
JUNE 30, 2022
 
Derivative Financial Instruments
The Company does not use derivative instruments to hedge exposures to cash flow, market, or foreign currency risks. The Company evaluates all of its financial instruments, including issued stock purchase warrants, to determine if such instruments are derivatives or contain features that qualify as embedded derivatives, pursuant to ASC 480 and ASC
815-15.
The classification of derivative instruments, including whether such instruments should be recorded as liabilities or as equity, is
re-assessed
at the end of each reporting period. In accordance with ASC
825-10
“Financial Instruments,” offering costs attributable to the issuance of the derivative warrant liabilities have been allocated based on their relative fair value of total proceeds and are recognized in the condensed statements of operations as incurred.
The 21,550,000 warrants issued in connection with the Initial Public Offering and the Private Placement (including the 11,500,000 Public Warrants, as defined in Note 4, included in the Units and the 10,050,000 Private Placement Warrants) were recognized as derivative liabilities in accordance with ASC 815. Accordingly, the Company recognizes 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. The determination of the fair value of the warrant liability may be subject to change as more current information becomes available and accordingly the actual results could differ significantly. Derivative warrant liabilities are classified as
non-current
liabilities as their liquidation is not reasonably expected to require the use of current assets or require the creation of current liabilities.
Offering Costs Associated with the Initial Public Offering
Offering costs consisted of legal, accounting, underwriting fees and other costs incurred through the Initial Public Offering and over-allotment that were directly related to the Initial Public Offering and over-allotment. Offering costs were allocated to the separable financial instruments issued in the Initial Public Offering and over-allotment based on a relative fair value basis, compared to total proceeds received. Offering costs associated with derivative warrant liabilities were expensed as incurred and presented as
non-operating
expenses in the condensed statements of operations. Offering costs associated with the Class A common stock issued were charged against the carrying value of the Class A common stock subject to possible redemption upon the completion of the Initial Public Offering and over-allotment.
Class A Common Stock Subject to Possible Redemption
As discussed in Note 1, all of the 23,000,000 shares of Class A common stock sold as part of the Units in the Initial Public Offering contain a redemption feature. In accordance with the Accounting Standards Codification
480-10-S99-3A,
“Classification and Measurement of Redeemable Securities”, redemption provisions not solely within the control of the Company require the security to be classified outside of permanent equity. Ordinary liquidation events, which involve the redemption and liquidation of all of the entity’s equity instruments, are excluded from the provisions of ASC 480. The Company classified all of the shares of Class A common stock as redeemable. Immediately upon the closing of the Initial Public Offering, the Company recognized a
one-time
charge against additional
paid-in
capital (to the extent available) and accumulated deficit for the difference between the initial carrying value of the Class A common stock and the redemption value. Accordingly, at June 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, Class A common stock subject to possible redemption is presented at redemption value as temporary equity, outside of the stockholders’ equity section of the Company’s condensed balance sheets.
 
Gross proceeds from Initial Public Offering
   $ 230,000,000  
Less:
  
Fair value of Public Warrants at issuance
     (6,966,700
Offering costs allocated to Class A common stock subject to possible redemption
     (13,306,293
Plus:
  
Remeasurement on Class A common stock subject to possible redemption
     23,722,993  
  
 
 
 
Class A common stock subject to possible redemption, December 31, 2021
     233,450,000  
Remeasurement on Class A common stock subject to possible redemption
     71,562  
  
 
 
 
Class A common stock subject to possible redemption, June 30, 2022
  
$
233,521,562
 
  
 
 
 
 
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MERCATO PARTNERS ACQUISITION CORP.
NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
JUNE 30, 2022
 
Net Income (Loss) Per Share of Common Stock
The Company complies with accounting and disclosure requirements of FASB ASC Topic 260, “Earnings Per Share.” The Company has two classes of shares, which are referred to as Class A common stock and Class B common stock. Income and losses are shared pro rata between the two classes of shares. Net loss per share of common stock is calculated by dividing the net income by the weighted average shares of common stock outstanding for the respective period.
The calculation of diluted net income (loss) does not consider the effect of the warrants underlying the Units sold in the Initial Public Offering (including the consummation of the over-allotment) and the Private Placement Warrants to purchase an aggregate of 21,550,000 shares of Class A common stock in the calculation of diluted income (loss) per share, because their exercise is contingent upon future events and their inclusion would be anti-dilutive under the treasury stock method. Accretion associated with the redeemable Class A common stock is excluded from earnings per share as the redemption value approximates fair value.
The table below presents a reconciliation of the numerator and denominator used to compute basic and diluted net income (loss) per share for each class of common stock:
 
    
For the Three Months Ended
June 30, 2022
    
For the Three Months Ended
June 30, 2021
 
  
Class A
    
Class B
    
Class A
    
Class B
 
Basic and diluted net income (loss) per common stock:
                                   
Numerator:
                                   
Allocation of net income (loss)
   $ 2,794,761      $ 698,690      $         $ (1,381
Denominator:
                                   
Basic and diluted weighted average common stock outstanding
     23,000,000        5,750,000                  5,000,000  
    
 
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
 
Basic and diluted net income (loss) per common stock
   $ 0.12      $ 0.12      $         $ (0.00
    
 
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
 
 
    
For The Six Months Ended
June 30, 2022
    
For The Period From
February 22, 2021 (inception)
Through June 30, 2021
 
  
Class A
    
Class B
    
Class A
    
Class B
 
Basic and diluted net income (loss) per common stock:
                                   
Numerator:
                                   
Allocation of net income (loss)
   $ 7,391,222      $ 1,847,806      $         $ (6,495
Denominator:
                                   
Basic and diluted weighted average common stock outstanding
     23,000,000        5,750,000                  4,612,403  
    
 
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
 
Basic and diluted net income (loss) per common stock
   $ 0.32      $ 0.32      $         $ (0.00
    
 
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
 
Income Taxes
The Company follows the asset and liability method of accounting for income taxes under FASB ASC Topic 740, “Income Taxes.” Deferred tax assets and liabilities are recognized for the estimated future tax consequences attributable to differences between the financial statements carrying amounts of existing assets and liabilities and their respective tax bases. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are measured using enacted tax rates expected to apply to taxable income in the years in which those temporary differences are expected to be recovered or settled. The effect on deferred tax assets and liabilities of a change in tax rates is recognized in income in the period that included the enactment date. Valuation allowances are established, when necessary, to reduce deferred tax assets to the amount expected to be realized.
Our effective tax rate was 1.01% and 0.00% for the three months ended June 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively, and 0.38% and 0.00% for the six months ended June 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively. The effective tax rate differs from the statutory tax rate of 21% for the three and six months ended June 30, 2022 and 2021, due to changes in Fair Value of Warrant Liabilities and the valuation allowance on the deferred tax assets.
 
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FASB ASC Topic 740 prescribes a recognition threshold and a measurement attribute for the financial statement recognition and measurement of tax positions taken or expected to be taken in a tax return. For those benefits to be recognized, a tax position must be more likely than not to be sustained upon examination by taxing authorities. There were no unrecognized tax benefits as of June 30, 2022 or 2021. The Company recognizes accrued interest and penalties related to unrecognized tax benefits as income tax expense. No amounts were accrued for the payment of interest and penalties as of June 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021. The Company is currently not aware of any issues under review that could result in significant payments, accruals or material deviation from its position. The Company is subject to income tax examinations by major taxing authorities since inception.
Recent Accounting Pronouncements

The Company’s management does not believe that any recently issued, but not yet effective, accounting pronouncements, if currently adopted, would have a material effect on the accompanying condensed financial statements.
Note 3 - Initial Public Offering
On November 8, 2021, the Company consummated its Initial Public Offering of 20,000,000 Units, at $10.00 per Unit, generating gross proceeds of $200.0 million, and incurring offering costs of approximately $12.1 million, of which $4.0 million was for underwriting commissions (see Note 5), $7.0 million was for deferred underwriting commissions and approximately $1.1 million was for offering costs, of which approximately $343,000 was allocated to derivative warrant liabilities. On November 19, 2021, the underwriter exercised the Over-allotment Option in full and, on November 23, 2021 purchased 3,000,000 Over-allotment Units, generating additional gross proceeds to the Company of $30.0 million. The Company incurred additional offering costs of approximately $1.7 million in connection with the over-allotment, of which $600,000 was paid for underwriting commissions, and approximately $1.1 million was for deferred underwriting commissions. On August 1, 2022, the underwriter irrevocably waived its rights to the deferred underwriting commissions due under the underwriting agreement consummated in connection with the Initial Public
Offering (see Note 9).
Each Unit consists of one share of Class A common stock, and
one-half
of one redeemable warrant (each, a “Public Warrant”). Each Public Warrant entitles the holder to purchase one share of Class A common stock at a price of $11.50 per share, subject to adjustment (see Note 7).
Note 4 - Related Party Transactions
Founder Shares
On March 4, 2021, the Sponsor purchased an aggregate of 5,750,000 Founder Shares for an aggregate purchase price of $25,000, or approximately $0.004 per share (the “Founder Shares”). Of the 5,750,000 Founder Shares outstanding, up to an aggregate of 750,000 Founder Shares were subject to forfeiture by the Sponsor depending on the extent to which the underwriter’s over-allotment option was not exercised so that the Initial Stockholders will maintain ownership of 20% of the issued and outstanding shares of common stock upon the completion of the Initial Public Offering. On November 19, 2021, the underwriter exercised the Over-allotment Option in full and, on November 23, 2021 purchased 3,000,000 Over-allotment Units. As such, 750,000 Class B common stock were no longer subject to forfeiture.
 
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In March 2021, each of the independent director nominees were transferred 40,000 Founder Shares (including the deemed beneficial ownership of 40,000 Founder Shares held by Context Partners Master Fund, L.P., an affiliated entity of one of the Company’s independent directors, Michael Rosen) and the Company’s Chief Financial Officer was transferred 35,000 Founder Shares
 by the Sponsor. On July 19, 2022, one of the independent director resigned as a member of the board of directors of the Company and as a result 40,000
Founder Shares were transferred back to the Sponsor (see Note 9). The transfer of the Founder Shares is in the scope of FASB ASC Topic 718, “Compensation-Stock Compensation” (“ASC 718”). Under ASC 718, stock-based compensation associated with equity-classified awards is measured at fair value upon the grant date. The Founders Shares were granted subject to a performance condition (i.e., the occurrence of a Business Combination). Compensation expense related to the Founders Shares is recognized only when the performance condition is probable of occurrence under the applicable accounting literature in this circumstance. As of June 30, 2022, the Company determined that a Business Combination is not considered probable, and, therefore, no stock-based compensation expense has been recognized. Stock-based compensation would be recognized at the date a Business Combination is considered probable (i.e., upon consummation of a Business Combination) in an amount equal to the number of Founders Shares that ultimately vest multiplied times the grant date fair value per share (unless subsequently modified) less the amount initially received for the purchase of the Founders Shares.
The Initial Stockholders agreed not to transfer, assign or sell any of their Founder Shares until the earlier to occur of (A) one year after the completion of the initial Business Combination and (B) subsequent to the initial Business Combination, (x) if the closing price of Class A common stock equals or exceeds $12.00 per share (as adjusted for share subdivisions, share capitalizations, reorganizations, recapitalizations and the like) for any 20 trading days within any
30-trading
day period commencing at least 150 days after the initial Business Combination, or (y) the date on which the Company completes a liquidation, merger, share exchange or other similar transaction that results in all of the Public Stockholders having the right to exchange their common stock for cash, securities or other property.
Private Placement Warrants
Simultaneously with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, the Company consummated the Private Placement of 9,000,000 Private Placement Warrants, at a price of $1.00 per Private Placement Warrant to the Sponsor, generating proceeds of $9.0 million. Simultaneously with the sale of the Over-allotment Units, on November 23, 2021, the Company consummated a second closing of the Private Placement of an aggregate of 1,050,000 additional Private Placement Warrants, at a price of $1.00 per Private Placement Warrant, with Sponsor pursuant to a Private Placement Warrants Purchase Agreement dated as of November 3, 2021. The second closing of the Private Placement generated additional aggregate gross proceeds of approximately $1.1 million.
Each Private Placement Warrant is exercisable for one whole share of Class A common stock at a price of $11.50 per share. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the Private Placement Warrants to the Sponsor was added to the proceeds from the Initial Public Offering held in the Trust Account. If the Company does not complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period, the Private Placement Warrants will expire worthless. The Private Placement Warrants will be
non-redeemable
(except as described below in Note 7 under “Derivative Warrant Liabilities—Redemption of warrants when the price per share of Class A common stock equals or exceeds $10.00”) so long as they are held by the initial purchasers or their permitted transferees.
The purchasers of the Private Placement Warrants agreed, subject to limited exceptions, not to transfer, assign or sell any of their Private Placement Warrants (except to permitted transferees) until 30 days after the completion of the initial Business Combination.
Related Party Loans
Promissory Note
On March 4, 2021, the Sponsor agreed to loan the Company an aggregate of up to $300,000 to cover expenses related to the Initial Public Offering pursuant to a promissory note (the “Note”). This loan is
non-interest
bearing and payable upon the completion of the Initial Public Offering. As of November 8, 2021 (date of Initial Public Offering), the Company borrowed approximately $162,000 under the Note. The Company fully repaid the Note as of November 12, 2021. 
Subsequent to the repayment, the facility was no longer available to the Company.
Working Capital Loans
In addition, 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 (“Working Capital Loans”). If the Company completes a Business Combination, the Company would repay the Working Capital Loans out of the proceeds of the Trust Account released to the Company. Otherwise, the Working Capital Loans would be repaid only out of funds held outside the Trust Account. In the event that a Business Combination does not close, the Company may use a portion of proceeds held outside the Trust
 
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Account to repay the Working Capital Loans but no proceeds held in the Trust Account would be used to repay the Working Capital Loans. On July, 29, 2022, we issued a convertible promissory instrument in the principal amount of up t
o $1.5 
million to our Sponsor to fund our ongoing expense (the Working Capital Note”) (see Note 9). Under the Working Capital Note the Working Capital Loans would either be repaid upon consummation of a Business Combination or, at the lender’s discretion, up t
o $1.5 
million of such Working Capital Loans may be convertible into warrants of the post Business Combination entity at a price o
f $1.00
per warrant. The warrants would be identical to the Private Placement Warrants. We do not expect to seek loans from parties other than our Sponsor or an affiliate of our Sponsor, as we do not believe third parties will be willing to loan such funds , and provide a waiver against any and all rights to seek access to funds in our trust account. As of June 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, the Company had
no
borrowings under the Working Capital Loans.
Extension Loans
If the Company anticipates that it may not be able to consummate the initial Business Combination within 15 months from the closing of the Initial Public Offering, the Company may, but is not obligated to, extend the period of time to consummate a Business Combination by an additional three months (for a total of 18 months to complete an initial Business Combination), as described in Note 1. In connection with such extension, the Sponsor or its affiliates or designees may loan the Company the required funds to deposit into the Trust Account of $0.10 per share of Class A common stock, for an aggregate of $2.3 million. Any such payments would be made in the form of a loan (the “Extension Loans”). The loans will be
non-interest
bearing and payable upon the consummation of the initial Business Combination. If the Company completes its initial Business Combination, the Company would be obligated to repay such loaned amounts. Following the consummation of the initial Business Combination, the lender will have the right to require the Company to convert the Extension Loans in whole or in part into private placement warrants of the post Business Combination entity at a price of $1.00 per warrant. If the Company does not complete a Business Combination, it will not repay such loans. As of June 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, the Company had no borrowings under the Extension Loans.
Administrative Support Agreement
On April 11, 2022, the Company entered into an agreement that provided that, commencing on the date of the agreement through the earlier of consummation of the initial Business Combination or the liquidation, the Company agreed to pay the Sponsor up to $15,000 per month for office space, administrative support and other services provided to members of the Company’s management team. For the three and six months ended June 30, 2022, the Company incurred $119,000 of expenses under this agreement
.
Note 5 - Commitments and Contingencies
Registration Rights
The holders of Founder Shares, Private Placement Warrants and warrants that may be issued upon conversion of Working Capital Loans or Extension Loans, if any (and any shares of common stock 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 pursuant to a registration rights agreement signed upon the consummation of the Initial Public Offering. These holders are entitled to certain demand and “piggyback” registration rights. However, the registration rights agreement provides that the Company will not be required to effect or permit any registration or cause any registration statement to become effective until termination of the applicable
lock-up
period. The Company will bear the expenses incurred in connection with the filing of any such registration statements.
Underwriting Agreement
The underwriter received an underwriting discount of $0.20 per Unit, or $4.6 million in the aggregate was paid upon the closing of the Initial Public Offering and over-allotment. An additional fee of $0.35 per Unit, or $8.05 
million in the aggregate will be payable to the underwriter for deferred underwriting commissions. On August 1, 2022, the underwriter irrevocably waived its right to the deferred underwriting commissions due under the underwriting agreement (see Note 9).
 
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Note 6 - Stockholders’ Deficit
Preferred Stock
- The Company is authorized to issue 1,000,000 shares of preferred stock, par value $0.0001 per share, with such designations, voting and other rights and preferences as may be determined from time to time by the Company’s board of directors. As of June 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, there were no shares of preferred stock issued or outstanding.
Class
 A Common Stock
- The Company is authorized to issue 100,000,000 shares of Class A common stock with a par value of $0.0001 per share. As of June 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, there were 23,000,000 shares of Class A common stock issued and outstanding, all of which were subject to possible redemption and are classified as temporary equity.
Class
 B Common Stock
- The Company is authorized to issue 10,000,000 shares of Class B common stock with a par value of $0.0001 per share. As of June 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, there were 5,750,000 shares of Class B common stock issued and outstanding (see Note 4).
The shares of Class B common stock will automatically convert into shares of Class A common stock at the time of the initial Business Combination on a
one-for-one
basis, subject to adjustment. In the case that additional shares of Class A common stock, 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 the initial Business Combination, the ratio at which shares of Class B common stock shall convert into shares of Class A common stock will be adjusted (unless the holders of a majority of the outstanding shares of Class B common stock agree to waive such anti-dilution adjustment with respect to any such issuance or deemed issuance) so that the number of shares of Class A common stock issuable upon conversion of all shares of Class B common stock will equal, in the aggregate, on an
as-converted
basis, 20% of (1) the total number of all shares of common stock issued and outstanding upon completion of the Initial Public Offering plus all shares of Class A common stock and equity-linked securities issued or deemed issued in connection with the initial Business Combination, excluding any shares or equity-linked securities issued, or to be issued, to any seller in the initial Business Combination and any warrants issued upon the conversion of Working Capital Loans made to the Company, minus (2) the number of shares of Class A common stock redeemed by Public Stockholders in connection with the initial Business Combination. Holders of Founder Shares may also elect to convert their shares of Class B common stock into an equal number of shares of Class A common stock, subject to adjustment as provided above, at any time.
Holders of the Class A common stock and holders of the Class B common stock will vote together as a single class on all matters submitted to a vote of the Company’s stockholders, except as required by law. Each share of common stock will have one vote, subject to adjustment in the event the size of the Initial Public Offering increases or decreases on all such matters. However, only the holders of the Founder Shares will have the right to elect all of our directors prior to an initial Business Combination. In addition, prior to the completion of an initial Business Combination, holders of a majority of Founder Shares may remove a member of the board of directors for any reason. These provisions of the Company’s amended and restated certificate of incorporation may only be amended by a resolution passed by the holders of a majority of the Class B common stockholders.
Note 7 - Derivative Warrant Liabilities
As of June 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, the Company had 11,500,000 Public Warrants and 10,050,000 Private Placement Warrants outstanding.
Public Warrants may only be exercised for a whole number of shares. No fractional Public Warrants will be issued upon separation of the Units and only whole Public Warrants will trade. The Public Warrants will become exercisable 30 days after the completion of a Business Combination; provided in each case that the Company has an effective registration statement under the Securities Act covering the Class A common stock issuable upon exercise of the Public Warrants and a current prospectus relating to them is available and such shares are registered, qualified or exempt from registration under the securities, or blue sky, laws of the state of residence of the holder (or the Company permit holders to exercise their warrants on a cashless basis under certain circumstances). The Company agreed that as soon as practicable, but in no event later than 20 business days after the closing of the initial Business Combination, the Company will use commercially reasonable efforts to file with the SEC and have an effective registration statement covering the Class A common stock issuable upon exercise of the warrants and to maintain a current prospectus relating to those Class A common stock until the warrants expire or are redeemed, as specified in the warrant agreement. If a registration statement covering the Class A common stock issuable upon exercise of the warrants is
 
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JUNE 30, 2022
 
not effective by the 60th day after the closing of the initial Business Combination, warrant holders may, until such time as there is an effective registration statement and during any period when the Company will have failed to maintain an effective registration statement, exercise warrants on a “cashless basis” in accordance with Section 3(a)(9) of the Securities Act or another exemption. Notwithstanding the above, if the Class A common stock 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” and, in the event the Company so elects, the Company will not be required to file or maintain in effect a registration statement, and in the event the Company does not so elect, it will use commercially reasonable efforts to register or qualify the shares under applicable blue sky laws to the extent an exemption is not available. If a registration statement covering the shares of our Class A common stock issuable upon exercise of the warrants is not effective by the 60th business day after the closing of the initial business combination, holders of warrants will have the right, until such time as there is an effective registration statement covering the issuance of the shares of Class A common stock issuable upon exercise of the warrants, and during any period when we will have failed to maintain an effective registration statement, to exercise warrants on a “cashless basis” in accordance with Section 3(a)(9) of the Securities Act or another exemption.
The warrants have an exercise price of $11.50 per share, subject to adjustments, and will expire five years after the completion of a Business Combination or earlier upon redemption or liquidation. In addition, if (x) the Company issues additional Class A common stock or equity-linked securities for capital raising purposes in connection with the closing of the initial Business Combination at an issue price or effective issue price of less than $9.20 per share of Class A common stock (with such issue price or effective issue price to be determined in good faith by the 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 the initial Business Combination on the date of the consummation of the initial Business Combination (net of redemptions), and (z) the volume weighted average trading price of the Class A common stock during the 20 trading day period starting on the trading day prior to the day on which the Company consummates its initial 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 described under “Redemption of warrants when the price per Class A common stock equals or exceeds $18.00” and “Redemption of warrants when the price per share of Class A common stock equals or exceeds $10.00” will be adjusted (to the nearest cent) to be equal to 180% of the higher of the Market Value and the Newly Issued Price, and the $10.00 per share redemption trigger price described under the caption “Redemption of warrants when the price per Class A common stock equals or exceeds $10.00” will be adjusted (to the nearest cent) to be equal to 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 the Private Placement Warrants and the Class A common stock issuable upon exercise of the Private Placement Warrants will not be transferable, assignable or salable until 30 days after the completion of a Business Combination, subject to certain limited exceptions. Additionally, the Private Placement Warrants will be
non-redeemable
so long as they are held by the initial purchasers or such purchasers’ permitted transferees. If the Private Placement Warrants are held by someone other than the Initial Stockholders 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.
Redemption of warrants when the price per Class
 A common stock equals or exceeds $18.00
: Once the warrants become exercisable, the Company may call the outstanding warrants for redemption (except as described herein with respect to the Private Placement Warrants):
 
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 which we refer to as the
“30-day
redemption period”; and
 
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JUNE 30, 2022
 
if, and only if, the last reported sale price (the “closing price”) of Class A common stock equals or exceeds $18.00 per share (as adjusted for adjustments to the number of shares issuable upon exercise or the exercise price of a warrant as described under the heading “Description of Securities-Warrants-Public Stockholders’ Warrants-Anti-Dilution Adjustments”) for any 20 trading days within a
30-trading
day period ending on the third trading day prior to the date on which the Company sends the notice of redemption to the warrant holders.
The Company will not redeem the warrants as described above unless a registration statement under the Securities Act covering the Class A common stock issuable upon exercise of the warrants is then effective and a current prospectus relating to those Class A common stock is available throughout the
30-day
redemption period.
Redemption of warrants when the price per Class
 A common stock equals or exceeds $10.00
: Once the warrants become exercisable, the Company may redeem the outstanding warrants:
 
in whole and not in part;
 
at $0.10 per warrant upon a minimum of 30 days’ prior written notice of redemption provided that holders will be able to exercise their warrants on a cashless basis prior to redemption and receive that number of Class A common shares to be determined by reference to an agreed table based on the redemption date and the “fair market value” of Class A common stock; and
 
if, and only if, the closing price of our Class A common stock equals or exceeds $10.00 per Public Share (as adjusted) on the trading day prior to the date on which we send the notice of redemption to the warrant holders.
The “fair market value” of Class A common stock for the above purpose shall mean the volume weighted average price of our Class A common stock during the 10 trading days immediately following the date on which the notice of redemption is sent to the holders of warrants. In no event will the warrants be exercisable in connection with this redemption feature for more than 0.361 Class A common stock per warrant (subject to adjustment).
If the Company is unable to complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period and the Company liquidates the funds held in the Trust Account, holders of warrants will not receive any of such funds with respect to their warrants, nor will they receive any distribution from the Company’s assets held outside of the Trust Account with the respect to such warrants. Accordingly, the warrants may expire worthless.
Note 8 - Fair Value Measurements
The following table presents information about the Company’s financial liabilities that are measured at fair value on a recurring basis as of the initial issuance date, June 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, by level within the fair value hierarchy:
 
June 30, 2022
 
Description
  
Quoted Prices in

Active Markets

(Level 1)
    
Significant Other

Observable Inputs

(Level 2)
    
Significant Other

Unobservable Inputs

(Level 3)
 
Assets:
        
Investments held in Trust Account - Money Market Fund
   $ 233,755,262      $ —        $ —    
Liabilities:
        
Derivative liabilities-Public Warrants
   $ 1,725,000      $ —        $ —    
Derivative warrant liabilities-Private Placement Warrants
   $ —        $ 1,507,500      $ —    
 
December 31, 2021
 
Description
  
Quoted Prices in

Active Markets

(Level 1)
    
Significant Other

Observable Inputs

(Level 2)
    
Significant Other

Unobservable Inputs

(Level 3)
 
Liabilities:
        
Derivative liabilities-Public Warrants
   $ 6,900,000      $ —        $ —    
Derivative warrant liabilities-Private Placement Warrants
   $ —        $ 6,030,000      $ —    
 
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JUNE 30, 2022
 
Transfers to/from Levels 1, 2, and 3 are recognized at the beginning of the reporting period. The estimated fair value of Public Warrants was transferred from a Level 3 measurement to a Level 1 measurement when the Public Warrants were separately listed and traded in an active market in December 2021. The estimated fair value of the Private Warrants was transferred from a Level 3 measurement to a Level 2 fair value measurement in December 2021, as the transfer of Private Placement Warrants to anyone who is not a permitted transferee would result in the Private Placement Warrants having substantially the same terms as the Public Warrants, the Company determined that the fair value of each Private Placement Warrant is equivalent to that of each Public Warrant. There were no other transfers to/from Levels 1, 2, and 3 during the period from February 22, 2021 (inception) through June 30, 2022.
Level 1 assets include investments in money market funds that invest solely in U.S. Government securities. The Company uses inputs such as actual trade data, quoted market prices from dealers or brokers, and other similar sources to determine the fair value of its investments.
Note 9 - Subsequent Events
The Company evaluated subsequent events and transactions that occurred up to the date condensed financial statements were issued. Based upon this review, except as noted in Note 4
 and 5
, the Company determined that there have been no events that have occurred that would require adjustments to the disclosures in the condensed financial statements.
 
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Item 2.
Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.
You should read the following discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operations in conjunction with our condensed financial statements and related notes included in Part I, Item 1 of this Quarterly Report. This discussion and other parts of this report contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, such as statements of our plans, objectives, expectations and intentions. Our actual results could differ materially from those discussed in these forward-looking statements. See “Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements.” Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, those discussed in Part I, Item 1A “Risk Factors” of our Annual Report on Form
 
10-K.
Overview
We are a blank check company incorporated in Delaware on February 22, 2021. We were formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses. We are an emerging growth company and, as such, we are subject to all of the risks associated with emerging growth companies.
As of June 30, 2022, we have not commenced any operations. All activity for the period from February 22, 2021 (inception) through June 30, 2022 relates to our formation and the IPO, described below, and, since the offering, the search for a prospective initial business combination. We will not generate any operating revenues until after the completion of its initial business combination, at the earliest. We will generate
 
non-operating
 
income in the form of interest income on cash and cash equivalents from the proceeds derived from the Initial Public Offering, and
 
non-operating
 
income or expense due to changes in the fair value of derivative warrant liabilities. We have selected December 31 as its fiscal year end.
Our sponsor is Mercato Partners Acquisition Group, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company. The registration statement filed in connection with our Initial Public Offering was declared effective on November 3, 2021. On November 8, 2021, we consummated our Initial Public Offering of 20,000,000 units (the “Units” and, with respect to the Class A common stock included in the Units being offered, the “public shares”), at $10.00 per Unit, generating gross proceeds of $200.0 million, and incurring offering costs of approximately $12.1 million, of which $4.0 million was for underwriting commissions, $7.0 million was for deferred underwriting commissions and approximately $1.1 million was for offering costs, of which approximately $0.3 million was allocated to derivative warrant liabilities.
Simultaneously with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, we consummated the private placement (“Private Placement”) of 9,000,000 warrants, at a price of $1.00 per private placement warrant to the sponsor, generating proceeds of $9.0 million.
In connection with the Initial Public Offering, the underwriter was granted an option (the “Over-allotment Option”) to purchase up to an additional 3,000,000 Units (“Over-allotment Units”) solely to cover over-allotments, if any, at an offering price of $10.00 per Over-allotment Unit. On November 19, 2021, the underwriter exercised the Over-allotment Option in full and, on November 23, 2021, purchased 3,000,000 Over-allotment Units, generating gross proceeds of $30 million, and incurring additional offering costs of approximately $1.7 million, of which $0.6 million was paid for underwriting commissions, and approximately $1.1 million is payable to the underwriter for deferred underwriting commissions.
On August 1, 2022 the underwriter irrevocably waived its rights to the deferred underwriting commissions due under the underwriting agreement consummated in connection with the Initial Public Offering.
Simultaneously with the sale of the Over-allotment Units, on November 23, 2021, the Company consummated a second closing of the Private Placement of an aggregate of 1,050,000 private placement warrants, at a price of $1.00 per private placement warrant, with the sponsor. The second closing of the Private Placement generated additional aggregate gross proceeds of $1,050,000. The private placement warrants are identical to the warrants sold as part of the Units in the Initial Public Offering except that, if held by the sponsor or its permitted transferees, they (i) may be exercised for cash or on a cashless basis, (ii) are not subject to being called for redemption under certain redemption scenarios and (iii) subject to certain limited exceptions, will be subject to transfer restrictions until 30 days following the consummation of the Company’s initial business combination.
 
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Upon the closing of the Initial Public Offering, over-allotment and the Private Placement, $233.45 million ($10.15 per Unit) of net proceeds, including the net proceeds of the Initial Public Offering and certain of the proceeds of the Private Placement, was placed in a trust account (“trust account”) with Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company acting as trustee and invested in United States “government securities” within the meaning of Section 2(a)(16) of the Investment Company Act having a maturity of 185 days or less or in money market funds meeting certain conditions under Rule
2a-7
promulgated under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, or the Investment Company Act, which invest only in direct U.S. government treasury obligations, as determined by us, until the earlier of: (i) the completion of a business combination and (ii) the distribution of the trust account as described below.
Our management has broad discretion with respect to the specific application of the net proceeds of its 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. Our business combination must be with one or more operating businesses or assets with a fair market value equal to at least 80% of the net assets held in the trust account (excluding the deferred underwriting commissions, which the underwriter irrevocably waived on August 1, 2022, and taxes payable on the interest earned on the trust account) at the time we sign a definitive agreement in connection with the initial business combination. However, we will only complete a business combination if the post-transaction company owns or acquires 50% or more of the outstanding voting securities of the target or otherwise acquires a controlling interest in the target sufficient for it not to be required to register as an investment company under the Investment Company Act.
We will provide our holders of the public shares (the “public stockholders”) 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 stockholders’ meeting called to approve the business combination or (ii) by means of a tender offer. The decision as to whether we will seek stockholder approval of a business combination or conduct a tender offer will be made by us, solely in its discretion. The public stockholders will be entitled to redeem their public shares for a pro rata portion of the amount then in the trust account (initially at $10.15 per share, plus any pro rata interest earned on the funds held in the trust account and not previously released to us to pay its tax obligations). The
per-share
amount to be distributed to public stockholders who redeem their public shares will not be reduced by the deferred underwriting commissions, which to the underwriter irrevocably waived on August 1, 2022. All of the public shares contain a redemption feature which allows for the redemption of such public shares in connection with the liquidation, if there is a stockholder vote or tender offer in connection with the initial business combination and in connection with certain amendments to our amended and restated certificate of incorporation. In accordance with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) and its guidance on redeemable equity instruments, which has been codified in ASC
480-10-S99,
redemption provisions not solely within the control of a company require common stock subject to redemption to be classified outside of permanent equity. Given that the public shares will be issued with other freestanding instruments (i.e., public warrants), the initial carrying value of Class A common stock classified as temporary equity will be the allocated proceeds determined in accordance with ASC
470-20.
The Class A common stock is subject to ASC
480-10-S99.
If it is probable that the equity instrument will become redeemable, we have the option to either (i) accrete changes in the redemption value over the period from the date of issuance (or from the date that it becomes probable that the instrument will become redeemable, if later) to the earliest redemption date of the instrument or (ii) recognize changes in the redemption value immediately as they occur and adjust the carrying amount of the instrument to equal the redemption value at the end of each reporting period. We have elected to recognize the changes in redemption value immediately. The changes in redemption value are recognized as a
one-time
charge against additional
paid-in
capital (to the extent available) and accumulated deficit. While redemptions cannot cause our net tangible assets to fall below $5,000,001, all of the public shares are redeemable and will be classified as such on the balance sheet until such date that a redemption event takes place.
If we seek stockholder approval in connection with a business combination, the holders of the founder shares prior to this Initial Public Offering (the “initial stockholders”) agreed to vote their founder shares and any public shares purchased during or after the Initial Public Offering in favor of a business combination. In addition, the initial stockholders agreed to waive their redemption rights with respect to their founder shares and public shares in connection with the completion of a business combination. In addition, we agreed not to enter into a definitive agreement regarding an initial business combination without the prior consent of the sponsor.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, our amended and restated certificate of incorporation will provide that a public stockholder, together with any affiliate of such stockholder or any other person with whom such stockholder 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% or more of the Class A common stock sold in the Initial Public Offering, without the prior consent of us.
 
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The sponsor, executive officers, directors and director nominees have agreed not to propose an amendment to our amended and restated certificate of incorporation that would affect the substance or timing of our obligation to provide for the redemption of its public shares in connection with a business combination or to redeem 100% of its public shares if we do not complete a business combination, unless we provide the public stockholders with the opportunity to redeem their Class A common stock in conjunction with any such amendment. Any such payments would be made in the form of a loan.
We will have 15 months from the closing of the Initial Public Offering, or February 8, 2023, to consummate an initial business combination. However, if we anticipate that it may not be able to consummate the initial business combination within 15 months, we will, by resolution of its board if requested by the sponsor, extend the period of time to consummate a business combination by an additional three months (for a total of 18 months to complete a business combination), subject to the sponsor depositing additional funds into the trust account as set out below. In connection with any such extension, public stockholders will not be offered the opportunity to vote on or redeem their shares. In order to extend the time available to us to consummate the initial business combination for an additional three months, the sponsor or its affiliates or designees must deposit into the trust account $0.10 per Public Share, or $2.3 million in the aggregate on or prior to the date of the deadline.
If we are unable to complete a business combination within 15 months from the closing of the Initial Public Offering or a potential three-month extension period (the “Combination Period”), we 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 us to pay its income taxes, if any (less up to $100,000 of interest to pay dissolution expenses) divided by the number of the then- outstanding public shares, which redemption will completely extinguish public stockholders’ rights as stockholders (including the right to receive further liquidation distributions, if any); and (iii) as promptly as reasonably possible following such redemption, subject to the approval of the remaining stockholders and the board of directors, liquidate and dissolve, subject in the case of clauses (ii) and (iii), to our obligations under Cayman Islands law to provide for claims of creditors and the requirements of other applicable law.
In connection with the redemption of 100% of our outstanding public shares for a portion of the funds held in the trust account, each holder will receive a full pro rata portion of the amount then in the trust account, plus any pro rata interest earned on the funds held in the trust account and not previously released to the Company to pay the Company’s taxes payable (less up to $100,000 of interest to pay dissolution expenses).
The initial stockholders agreed to waive their liquidation rights with respect to the founder shares if we fail to complete a business combination within the Combination Period. However, if the initial stockholders should acquire public shares in or after the Initial Public Offering, they will be entitled to liquidating distributions from the trust account with respect to such public shares if we fail to complete a business combination within the Combination Period. The underwriter irrevocably waived its rights to the deferred underwriting commissions held in the trust account and such amounts will be included with the funds held in the trust account that will be available to fund the redemption of our public shares. In the event of such distribution, it is possible that the per share value of the residual assets remaining available for distribution (including trust account assets) will be only $10.15 per share initially held in the trust account. In order to protect the amounts held in the trust account, the sponsor agreed that it will be liable to us if and to the extent any claims by a third party for services rendered or products sold to our, or a prospective target business with which we have entered into a written letter of intent, confidentiality or other similar agreement or business combination agreement, reduce the amount of funds in the trust account to below the lesser of (i) $10.15 per Public Share and (ii) the actual amount per Public Share held in the trust account as of the date of the liquidation of the trust account, if less than $10.15 per share due to reductions in the value of the trust assets, less taxes payable, provided that such liability will not apply to any claims by a third party or prospective target business who executed a waiver of any and all rights to the monies held in the trust account (whether or not such waiver is enforceable) nor will it apply to any claims under our indemnity of the underwriter of the Initial Public Offering against certain liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). In the event that an executed waiver is deemed to be unenforceable against a third party, the sponsor will not be responsible to the extent of any liability for such third-party claims. We 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 vendors, service providers (except our independent registered public accounting firm), prospective target businesses or other entities with which we do business, execute agreements with our waiving any right, title, interest or claim of any kind in or to monies held in the trust account.
 
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Going Concern Consideration
As of June 30, 2022, we had approximately $71,000 in cash and working capital of approximately $22,000 (excluding franchise and income taxes payable).
The Company’s liquidity needs prior to the consummation of the Initial Public Offering were satisfied through the payment of $25,000 from the sponsor to purchase founder shares and a loan under the Note from the sponsor of approximately $162,000. The Company fully repaid the Note on November 12, 2021. Subsequent to the consummation of the Initial Public Offering, the Company’s liquidity has been satisfied through the net proceeds from the consummation of the Initial Public Offering and the Private Placement held outside of the trust account, and proceeds from a convertible promissory instrument issued to the Company by the Sponsor in July 2022.
In connection with our assessment of going concern considerations in accordance with FASB Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”)
2014-15,
“Disclosures of Uncertainties about an Entity’s Ability to Continue as a Going Concern,” management has determined that the mandatory liquidation and subsequent dissolution raises substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern. No adjustments have been made to the carrying amounts of assets or liabilities should we be required to liquidate after February 8, 2023. The financial statements do not include any adjustment that might be necessary if we are unable to continue as a going concern. Management plans to complete a business combination prior to the mandatory liquidation date.
Results of Operations
Our entire activity from February 22, 2021 (inception) through June 30, 2022 was in preparation for our formation and the Initial Public Offering, and subsequent to the IPO, identifying a target company for a business combination. We will not be generating any operating revenues until the closing and completion of our initial business combination.
For the three months ended June 30, 2022, we had a net income of approximately $3,493,000, which consisted of approximately $3,664,000 of
non-operating
gain from the change in the fair value of derivative liabilities, and approximately $284,000 in income from investments held in trust account, partially offset by approximately $369,000 of general and administrative expenses, approximately $36,000 of income tax expense, and approximately $50,000 in franchise tax expense.
For the three months ended June 30, 2021, we had a net loss of approximately $1,000, which consisted of general and administrative expenses.
For the six months ended June 30, 2022, we had a net income of approximately $9,239,000, which consisted of approximately $9,698,000 of
non-operating
gain from the change in the fair value of derivative liabilities, and approximately $305,000 in income from investments held in trust account, partially offset by approximately $629,000 of general and administrative expenses, approximately $36,000 of income tax expense, and approximately $99,000 in franchise tax expense.
For the period from February 22, 2021 (inception) through June 30, 2021, we had a net loss of approximately $6,000, which consisted of approximately $4,000 in general and administrative expenses and approximately $2,000 in franchise tax expense.
Other Contractual Obligations
Registration and Shareholder Rights
The holders of the founder shares, private placement warrants, Class A common stock underlying the private placement warrants and warrants that may be issued upon conversion of Working Capital Loans (and any Class A common stock issuable upon the exercise of the private placement warrants and warrants that may be issued upon conversion of Working Capital Loans) are entitled to registration rights pursuant to the registration and shareholder rights agreement. The holders of these securities are entitled to make up to three demands, excluding short form demands, that the Company registers such securities. In addition, the holders have certain “piggy-back” registration rights with respect to registration statements filed subsequent to the completion of the initial business combination. The Company will bear the expenses incurred in connection with the filing of any such registration statements.
Underwriting Agreement
The underwriter received an underwriting discount of $0.20 per Unit, or $4.6 million in the aggregate, paid upon the closing of the Initial Public Offering and over-allotment. An additional fee of $0.35 per Unit, or $8.05 million in the aggregate will be payable to the underwriter for deferred underwriting commissions. On August 1, 2022, the underwriter irrevocably waived its rights to the deferred underwriting commissions due under the under writing agreement.
 
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Risks and Uncertainties
Management continues to evaluate the impact of the
COVID-19
pandemic on the industry and has concluded that while it is reasonably possible that the virus could have a negative effect on the Company’s financial position, results of its operations, and/or search for a target company, the specific impact is not readily determinable as of the date of the financial statement. The financial statement does not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty.
Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates
This management’s discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operations is based on our financial statements, which have been prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP. The preparation of these financial statements requires us to make estimates and judgments that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses and the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities in our financial statements. On an ongoing basis, we evaluate our estimates and judgments, including those related to fair value of financial instruments and accrued expenses. We base our estimates on historical experience, known trends and events and various other factors that we believe to be reasonable under the circumstances, the results of which form the basis for making judgments about the carrying values of assets and liabilities that are not readily apparent from other sources. Actual results may differ from these estimates under different assumptions or conditions. We have identified the following as our critical accounting policies:
Derivative Warrant Liabilities
The Company does not use derivative instruments to hedge exposures to cash flow, market, or foreign currency risks. The Company evaluates all of its financial instruments, including issued stock purchase warrants, to determine if such instruments are derivatives or contain features that qualify as embedded derivatives, pursuant to ASC 480 and ASC
815-15.
The classification of derivative instruments, including whether such instruments should be recorded as liabilities or as equity, is
re-assessed
at the end of each reporting period. The determination of the fair value of the warrant liabilities and other financial instruments is subject to change as more current information becomes available and accordingly the actual results could differ significantly. Derivative warrant liabilities are classified as
non-current
liabilities as their liquidation is not reasonably expected to require the use of current assets or require the creation of current liabilities.
Redeemable Class A Common Stock
All of the 20,000,000 shares of Class A common stock sold as parts of the Units in the Initial Public Offering contain a redemption feature. In accordance with the Accounting Standards Codification
480-10-S99-3A,
“Classification and Measurement of Redeemable Securities”, redemption provisions not solely within the control of the Company require the security to be classified outside of permanent equity. Ordinary liquidation events, which involve the redemption and liquidation of all of the entity’s equity instruments, are excluded from the provisions of ASC 480. We classified all of the shares of Class A common stock as redeemable. Immediately upon the closing of the Initial Public Offering, we recognized a
one-time
charge against additional
paid-in
capital (to the extent available) and accumulated deficit for the difference between the initial carrying value of the Class A common stock and the redemption value.
Effective with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, we recognized the accretion from initial book value to redemption amount, which resulted in charges against additional
paid-in
capital (to the extent available) and accumulated deficit.
Net Income (Loss) Per Share of Common Stock
We comply with accounting and disclosure requirements of FASB ASC Topic 260, “Earnings Per Share.” Net loss per share is computed by dividing net loss by the weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding during the periods, excluding common stock subject to forfeiture. We considered the effect of Class B common stock that were excluded from the weighted average number of basic shares outstanding as they were contingent on the exercise of the Over-allotment Option by the underwriter. As of June 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, we did not have any dilutive securities and other contracts that could, potentially, be exercised or converted into shares of common stock and then share in the earnings of ours. As a result, diluted income (loss) per share is the same as basic loss per share for the periods presented.
 
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Recent accounting pronouncements
Management does not believe that any recently issued, but not yet effective, accounting pronouncements, if currently adopted, would have a material effect on our financial statements.
Off-Balance
Sheet Arrangements
As of June 30, 2022, we did not have any
off-balance
sheet arrangements as defined in Item 303(a)(4)(ii) of Regulation
S-K
and did not have any commitments or contractual obligations.
 
Item 3.
Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk
We are a smaller reporting company as defined by Rule
12b-2
of the Exchange Act and are not required to provide the information otherwise required under this item.
 
Item 4.
Controls and Procedures
Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures
Under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including our principal executive officer and principal financial officer, we conducted an evaluation of the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures as of the end of the fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2022, as such term is defined in Rules
13a-15(e)
and
15d-15(e)
under the Exchange Act. Based on this evaluation, our principal executive officer and principal financial officer have concluded that during the period covered by this report, our disclosure controls and procedures were not effective as of June 30, 2022, because of a material weakness in our internal control over financial reporting. A material weakness is a deficiency, or a combination of deficiencies, in internal control over financial reporting, such that there is a reasonable possibility that a material misstatement of the Company’s annual or interim financial statements will not be prevented or detected on a timely basis. Specifically, the Company’s management has concluded that our control around the accounting for certain complex equity instruments issued by the Company was not effectively designed or maintained. Additionally, this material weakness could result in a misstatement of the carrying value of complex financial instruments and related accounts and disclosures that would result in a material misstatement of the financial statements that would not be prevented or detected on a timely basis. As a result, our management performed additional analysis as deemed necessary to ensure that our financial statements were prepared in accordance with generally accepted in the United States of America. Accordingly, management believes that the financial statements included in this Form
10-Q
present fairly, in all material respects, our financial position, result of operations and cash flows of the periods presented. Management understands that the accounting standards applicable to our financial statements are complex and has since the inception of the Company benefited from the support of experienced third-party professionals with whom management has regularly consulted with respect to accounting issues. Management intends to continue to further consult with such professionals in connection with accounting matters.
Disclosure controls and procedures are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by us in our Exchange Act reports is recorded, processed, summarized, and reported within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms, and that such information is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our principal executive officer and principal financial officer or persons performing similar functions, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.
Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting
There was no change in our internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2022 covered by this Quarterly Report on Form
10-Q
that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting, other than the expansion and continued improvements noted in the following paragraph.
 
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Our principal executive officer and principal financial officer performed additional accounting and financial analyses and other post-closing procedures including consulting with subject matter experts related to the accounting for certain complex equity instruments issued by the Company. The Company’s management has expended, and will continue to expend, a substantial amount of effort and resources for the remediation and improvement of our internal control over financial reporting. While we have processes to properly identify and evaluate the appropriate accounting technical pronouncements and other literature for all significant or unusual transactions, we have expanded and will continue to improve these processes to ensure that the nuances of such transactions are effectively evaluated in the context of the increasingly complex accounting standards.
PART II - OTHER INFORMATION
 
Item 1.
Legal Proceedings
None.
 
Item 1A.
Risk Factors
Factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those in this report include the risk factors described in our final prospectus for its Initial Public Offering, as filed with the SEC on November 5, 2021, and the Company’s annual report on Form
10-K
for the year ended December 31, 2021, as filed with the SEC on April 15, 2022. As of the date of this Report, there have been no material changes to the risk factors disclosed in our final prospectus for its Initial Public Offering filed with the SEC or the annual report on Form
10-K
for the year ended December 31, 2021.
 
Item 2.
Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds.
On November 8, 2021, the Company consummated its initial public offering (the “IPO”) of 20,000,000 Units, including 3,000,000 Units issued pursuant to the exercise of the underwriters’ over-allotment option in full. Each Unit consists of one share of Class A common stock of the Company, par value $0.0001 per share, and
one-half
of one redeemable warrant of the Company (“Warrant”), with each whole Warrant entitling the holder thereof to purchase one share of Class A Common Stock for $11.50 per share. The Units were sold at a price of $10.00 per Unit, generating gross proceeds to the Company of $230,000,000.
A total of $233,450,000 of the proceeds from the IPO and the sale of the Private Placement Warrants, which also includes $8,050,000 of deferred underwriting fees, was placed in a U.S.-based trust account maintained by Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, acting as trustee. The proceeds held in the trust account will be invested by the trustee in U.S. government treasury bills with a maturity of 185 days or less or in money market funds investing solely in U.S. government treasury obligations and meeting certain conditions under Rule
2a-7
under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, and that invest only in direct U.S. government obligations.
We incurred offering costs of approximately $12.1 million, of which $4.0 million was for underwriting commissions, $7.0 million was for deferred underwriting commissions and approximately $1.1 million was for offering costs, of which approximately $343,000 was allocated to derivative warrant liabilities. We incurred additional offering costs of approximately $1.7 million in connection with the over-allotment, of which $600,000 was paid for underwriting commissions, and approximately $1.1 million was for deferred underwriting commissions.
For a description of the use of the proceeds generated in our Initial Public Offering, see Part I, Item 2 of this Form
10-Q.
 
Item 3.
Defaults Upon Senior Securities
None.
 
Item 4.
Mine Safety Disclosures
None.
 
Item 5.
Other Information
None.
 
Item 6.
Exhibits
The following exhibits are filed as part of, or incorporated by reference into, this Quarterly Report on Form
10-Q.
 
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EXHIBIT INDEX
 
Exhibit
  
Description
  3.1    Second Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation (2)
  3.2    Bylaws (1)
  4.1    Specimen Unit Certificate (1)
  4.2    Specimen Class A Common Stock Certificate (1)
  4.3    Specimen Warrant Certificate (included in Exhibit 4.4)
  4.4    Warrant Agreement between Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company and the Registrant (2)
10.9    Administrative Services Agreement, dated April 11, 2022, between the Registrant and Mercato Management, LLC (3)
31.1    Certification of the Principal Executive Officer required by Rule 13a-14(a) or Rule 15d-14(a)* 
31.2    Certification of the Principal Financial Officer required by Rule 13a-14(a) or Rule 15d-14(a)* 
32.1    Certification of the Principal Executive Officer required by Rule 13a-14(b) or Rule 15d-14(b) and 18 U.S.C. 1350**
32.2    Certification of the Principal Financial Officer required by Rule 13a-14(b) or Rule 15d-14(b) and 18 U.S.C. 1350**
101.INS*    Inline XBRL Instance Document - this 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 within the Inline XBRL document).
 
*
Filed herewith.
 
**
Furnished herewith.
 
(1)
Incorporated by reference to the Company’s Form
S-1,
filed with the SEC on October 13, 2021 (File
No. 333-260219).
 
(2)
Incorporated by reference to the Company’s Form
8-K,
filed with the SEC on November 8, 2021.
 
(3)
Incorporated by reference to the Company’s Annual Report on Form
10-K
filed on March 26, 2021.
 
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SIGNATURES
Pursuant to the requirements of Section 13 or 15(d) 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.
Date: August 11, 2022
 
Mercato Partners Acquisition Corp.
By:  
/s/ Greg Warnock
Name:   Greg Warnock
Title:   Chief Executive Officer and Chair of the Board
By:  
/s/ Scott Klossner
Name:   Scott Klossner
Title:   Chief Financial Officer
 
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