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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 quarter ended March 31, 2022
 
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the transition period from
    
    
    
    
to
    
    
    
    
Commission file number:
001-39929
 
 
NORTHERN STAR INVESTMENT CORP. II
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
 
 
 
Delaware
 
85-3909728
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
 
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
The Chrysler Building
405 Lexington Avenue
New York,
New York
10174
(Address of principal executive offices)
(212)818-8800
(Issuer’s telephone number)
 
 
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
 
Title of each class
 
Trading
Symbols
 
Name of each exchange
on which registered
 
 
 
 
 
Units, each consisting of one share of Class A Common Stock and
one-fifth
of one redeemable warrant
 
NSTB.U
 
The New York Stock Exchange
Class A Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share
 
NSTB
 
The New York Stock Exchange
Redeemable warrants, exercisable for shares of Class A Common Stock at an exercise price of $11.50 per share
 
NSTB WS
 
The New York Stock Exchange
Check whether the issuer (1) filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act during the past 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, anon-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company or an emerging growth company. See definitions of “large accelerated filer”, “accelerated filer”, “smaller reporting company”, and “emerging growth company” in
Rule 12b-2
of the Exchange Act.
 
Large accelerated filer      Accelerated filer  
       
Non-accelerated
filer
     Smaller reporting company  
       
         Emerging growth company  
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule
12b-2
of the Exchange Act).     Yes      No  ☐
As of May 13, 2022, there were
 40,000,000 shares of Class A common stock, $0.0001 par value, and 10,000,000 shares of Class B common stock, $0.0001 par value, issued and outstanding.
 
 
 

NORTHERN STAR INVESTMENT CORP. II
FORM 10-Q FOR THE QUARTER ENDED MARCH 31, 2022
TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
 
  
 
  
Page
 
Part I. Financial Information
 
Item 1.
  
Financial Statements
  
  
  
 
1
 
  
  
 
2
 
  
  
 
3
 
  
  
 
4
 
  
  
 
5
 
Item 2.
  
  
 
15
 
Item 3.
  
  
 
18
 
Item 4.
  
  
 
18
 
Part II. Other Information
 
Item 1A.
  
  
 
19
 
Item 2.
  
  
 
19
 
Item 3.
  
  
 
21
 
  
 
22
 

PART I—FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Item 1. Interim Financial Statements.
NORTHERN STAR INVESTMENT CORP. II
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

 
  
March 31, 2022
 
 
December 31,
2021
 
ASSETS
  
 
(Unaudited
       
Current Assets
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash
   $ 161,401     $ 440,291  
Prepaid expenses
     3,333       3,333  
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Total Current Assets
     164,734       443,624  
Marketable investments held in Trust Account
     400,038,309       400,032,399  
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
TOTAL ASSETS
  
$
400,203,043
 
 
$
400,476,023
 
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT
                
Current liabilities
                
Accounts Payable and Accrued expenses
   $ 2,093,189     $ 2,178,095  
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Total current liabilities
     2,093,189       2,178,095  
Warrant liabilities
     7,455,000       11,182,500  
Deferred underwriting fee payable
     14,000,000       14,000,000  
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Total Liabilities
  
 
23,548,189
 
 
 
27,360,595
 
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Commitments
                
Class A common stock subject to possible redemption 40,000,000 shares at $10.00 per share redemption value as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021
     400,000,000       400,000,000  
Stockholders’ Deficit
                
Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value; 1,000,000 shares authorized; none issued or outstanding
            
Class B common stock, $0.0001 par value; 25,000,000 shares authorized; 10,000,000 shares issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021
     1,000       1,000  
Additional
paid-in
capital
            
Accumulated deficit
     (23,346,146     (26,885,572
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Total Stockholders’ Deficit
  
 
(23,345,146
 
 
(26,884,572
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT
  
$
400,203,043
 
 
$
400,476,023
 
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.
 
1

NORTHERN STAR INVESTMENT CORP. II
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(UNAUDITED)
 
    
For the Three
Months
Ended March
31, 2022
   
For the Three
Months
Ended March
31, 2021
 
General and administrative expenses
   $ 193,984     $ 322,598  
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Loss from operations
  
 
(193,984
 
 
(322,598
Other income (expense):
                
Interest earned on marketable investments held in Trust Account
     5,910       13,056  
Unrealized gain on marketable investments held in Trust Account
              361  
Transaction expenses attributable to warrant liabilities
              (462,969
Loss on initial issuance of private warrants
              (195,000
Change in fair value of warrant liability
     3,727,500       (6,762,500
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Total other income (expense), net
     3,733,410       (7,407,052
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Net income (loss)
  
$
3,539,426
 
 
$
(7,729,650
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Basic and diluted weighted average shares outstanding, Class A common stock
     40,000,000       27,555,556  
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Basic and diluted net income (loss) per share, Class A common stock
  
$
0.07
 
 
$
(0.21
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Basic and diluted weighted average shares outstanding of Class B common stock
     10,000,000       9,611,111  
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Basic and diluted net income (loss) per share, Class B common stock
  
$
0.07
 
 
$
(0.21
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.
 
 
2

NORTHERN STAR INVESTMENT CORP. II
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT
(UNAUDITED)
FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2022
 
    
Class A
Common Stock
    
Class B
Common Stock
    
Additional
Paid-in

Capital
    
Accumulated

Deficit
   
Total
Stockholders’

Deficit
 
    
Shares
    
Amount
    
Shares
    
Amount
 
Balance – January 1, 2022
  
 
—  
 
  
$
—  
    
 
10,000,000
 
  
$
1,000
 
  
$
  
    
$
(26,885,572
 
$
(26,884,572
Net income
     —          —          —          —          —          3,539,426       3,539,426  
    
 
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Balance – March 31, 2022
  
 
—  
 
  
$
—  
    
 
10,000,000
 
  
$
1,000
 
  
$
  
    
$
(23,346,146
 
$
(23,345,146
    
 
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2021
 
    
Class A
Common Stock
    
Class B
Common Stock
   
Additional
Paid-in

Capital
   
Accumulated

Deficit
   
Total
Stockholders’

Equity (Deficit)
 
    
Shares
    
Amount
    
Shares
   
Amount
 
Balance – January 1, 2021
  
 
—  
 
  
$
—  
    
 
10,062,500
 
 
$
1,006
 
 
$
23,994
 
 
$
(392
 
$
24,608
 
Remeasurement adjustment on redeemable common stock
  
 
—  
 
     —       
 
—  
 
    —         (24,000     (30,037,494     (30,061,494
Forfeiture of Founder Shares
  
 
—  
 
     —          (62,500     (6     6    
 
—  
 
    —    
Net loss
     —          —          —         —         —         (7,729,650     (7,729,650
    
 
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
 
Balance – March 31, 2021
  
 
—  
 
  
$
—  
    
 
10,000,000
 
 
$
1,000
 
 
$
  
 
 
$
(37,767,536
 
$
(37,766,536
    
 
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.
 
3

NORTHERN STAR INVESTMENT CORP. II
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(UNAUDITED)
 
    
For the Three
Months Ended
March 31,
   
For the Three
Months Ended
March 31,
 
    
2022
   
2021
 
Cash Flows from Operating Activities:
                
Net income (loss)
   $ 3,539,426     $ (7,729,650
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) net cash used in operating activities:
                
Interest earned on marketable investments held in Trust Account
     (5,910     (13,056
Unrealized gain on marketable securities held in Trust Account
              ($361
Loss on initial issuance of private warrants
              195,000  
Changes in fair value of warrant liabilities
     (3,727,500     6,762,500  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
                
Prepaid expenses
              (2,000
Deferred offering cost
              52,500  
Accrued offering cost
              64,300  
Accounts payable and accrued expenses
     (84,906     117,401  
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Net cash used in operating activities
  
 
(278,890
 
 
(553,366
Cash Flows from Investing Activities:
                
Investment of cash into trust Account
              (400,000,000
Net cash used in investing activities
  
 
  
 
 
 
(400,000,000
Cash Flows from Financing Activities:
                
Proceeds from sale of Units, net of underwriting discounts paid
              392,000,000  
Proceeds from sale of Private Placement Warrants
              9,750,000  
Repayment of promissory note – related party
              (150,000  
Payment of offering costs
              (61,494
Net cash provided by financing activities
  
 
  
 
 
 
401,538,506
 
Net Change in Cash
  
 
(278,890
 
 
985,140
 
Cash – Beginning of period
     440,291       124,983  
Cash – End of period
  
$
161,401
 
 
$
1,110,123
 
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Non-Cash
investing and financing activities:
                
Offering costs included in accrued offering costs
   $        $ 64,300  
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Remeasurement adjustment on redeemable stock
   $        $ 30,061,494  
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Deferred underwriting fee payable
   $ —       $ 14,000,000  
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Forfeiture of Founder Shares
   $        $ (17
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.
 
4

NORTHERN STAR INVESTMENT CORP. II
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
MARCH 31, 2022
(Unaudited)
NOTE 1 — DESCRIPTION OF ORGANIZATION, BUSINESS OPERATIONS AND GOING CONCERN
Northern Star Investment Corp. II (the “Company”) is a blank check company incorporated in Delaware on November 12, 2020. The Company was formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses (the “Business Combination”).
The Company has two wholly-owned subsidiaries, NSICII-AMerger LLC and NSICII-BLLC, both of which were incorporated in the state of Delaware on February 15, 2021.
The Company is an early stage and emerging growth company and, as such, the Company is subject to all of the risks associated with early stage and emerging growth companies.
As of March 31, 2022, the Company had not commenced any operations. All activity through March 31, 2022 relates to the Company’s formation, its initial public offering (“Initial Public Offering”), which is described below, and subsequent to the Initial Public Offering, identifying a target company for a Business Combination. The Company will not generate any operating revenues until after the completion of its initial Business Combination, at the earliest. The Company will generate
non-operating
income on cash and cash equivalents in the form of interest income from the proceeds derived from the Initial Public Offering and simultaneous private placement
The registration statements for the Company’s Initial Public Offering were declared effective on January 25, 2021. On January 28, 2021, the Company consummated the Initial Public Offering of 40,000,000 units (the “Units” and, with respect to the shares of Class A common stock included in the Units sold, the “Public Shares”), which included the partial exercise by the underwriter of its over-allotment option in the amount of 5,000,000 Units, at $10.00 per Unit, generating gross proceeds of $400,000,000, which is described in Note 3.
Simultaneously with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, the Company consummated the sale of 9,750,000 warrants (each, a “Private Warrant” and, collectively, the “Private Warrants”) at a price of $1.00 per Private Warrant in a private placement to Northern Star II Sponsor LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (the “Sponsor”), generating gross proceeds of $9,750,000, which is described in Note 5. Upon issuance, the Company recorded $195,000 representing the amount by which the aggregate fair value of the Private Warrants exceeded the purchase price.
Transaction costs amounted to $22,524,463, consisting of $8,000,000 of underwriting fees, $14,000,000 of deferred underwriting fees and $524,463 of other offering costs.
Following the closing of the Initial Public Offering on January 28, 2021, an amount of $400,000,000 ($10.00 per Unit) from the net proceeds of the sale of the Units in the Initial Public Offering and the sale of the Private Warrants was placed in a trust account (the “Trust Account”), located in the United States and held as cash items or invested only in U.S. government securities, within the meaning set forth in Section 2(a)(16) of the Investment Company Act, with a maturity of 185 days or less or in any open-ended investment company that holds itself out as a money market fund selected by the Company meeting the conditions of paragraph (d) of Rule
2a-7
of the Investment Company Act, as determined by the Company, until the earlier of: (i) the completion of a Business Combination and (ii) the distribution of the assets held in the Trust Account, as described below.
While the Company’s management has broad discretion with respect to the specific application of the cash held outside of the Trust Account, substantially all of the net proceeds from the Initial Public Offering and the sale of the Private Placement Warrants, which are placed in the Trust Account, are intended to be applied generally toward completing a Business Combination. The Company must complete its initial Business Combination having an aggregate fair market value of at least 80% of the assets held in the Trust Account (net of amounts previously disbursed to management for tax obligations and working capital purposes and excluding the amount of deferred underwriting discounts held in the Trust Account) at the time of the agreement to enter into an initial Business Combination. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if the Company is not then listed on the NYSE for whatever reason, it would no longer be required to meet the foregoing 80% fair market value test. The Company intends to only complete a Business Combination if the post-Business Combination company owns or acquires 50% or more of the outstanding voting securities of the target or otherwise acquires a controlling interest in the target sufficient for it not to be required to register as an investment company under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the “Investment Company Act”). There is no assurance that the Company will be able to complete a Business Combination successfully.
The Company will provide its 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 stockholder 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 $10.00 per Public Share, plus any pro rata interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account and not previously released to the Company). There will be no conversion rights upon the completion of a Business Combination with respect to the Company’s warrants.
 
5

NORTHERN STAR INVESTMENT CORP. II
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
MARCH 31, 2022
(Unaudited)
 
The Company will proceed with a Business Combination if the Company has net tangible assets of at least $5,000,001 either immediately prior to or upon the consummation of a Business Combination and, if the Company seeks stockholder approval, a majority of the shares voted are voted in favor of the Business Combination. If a stockholder vote is not required by law and the Company does not decide to hold a stockholder vote for business or other legal reasons, the Company will, pursuant to its Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation (the “Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation”), conduct the conversions pursuant to the tender offer rules of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and file tender offer documents with the SEC prior to completing a Business Combination. If, however, stockholder approval of the transaction is required by law, or the Company decides to obtain stockholder approval for business or legal reasons, the Company will offer to redeem shares in conjunction with a proxy solicitation pursuant to the proxy rules and not pursuant to the tender offer rules. If the Company seeks stockholder approval in connection with a Business Combination, the holders of Founder Shares (as defined below in Note 5) have agreed to vote their Founder Shares (as defined below in Note 5) and any Public Shares purchased during or after the Initial Public Offering in favor of approving a Business Combination. Additionally, each public stockholder may elect to redeem their Public Shares irrespective of whether they vote for or against the proposed Business Combination.
If the Company seeks stockholder approval of a Business Combination and it does not conduct conversions pursuant to the tender offer rules, the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation provides 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 20% or more of the Public Shares, without the prior consent of the Company.
The holders of Founder Shares (as defined below in Note 5) have agreed (a) to waive their conversion rights with respect to its Founder Shares and Public Shares held by it in connection with the completion of a Business Combination and (b) not to propose an amendment to the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation (i) that would affect the substance or timing of the Company’s obligation to redeem 100% of its Public Shares if the Company does not complete a Business Combination or (ii) with respect to any other provision relating to stockholders’ rights or
pre-business
combination activity, unless the Company provides the public stockholders with the opportunity to redeem their Public Shares in conjunction with any such amendment.
If the Company is unable to complete a Business Combination by January 28, 2023 (the “Combination Period”) and such period is not extended by stockholders, 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 aper-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 (less up to $100,000 of interest to pay dissolution expenses), divided by the number of then outstanding Public Shares, which redemption will completely extinguish public stockholders’ rights as stockholders (including the right to receive further liquidating distributions, if any), subject to applicable law, and (iii) as promptly as reasonably possible following such redemption, subject to the approval of the Company’s remaining stockholders and the Company’s board of directors, dissolve and liquidate, subject in the case of clauses (ii) and (iii) to the Company’s obligations under Delaware law to provide for claims of creditors and the requirements of other applicable law. There will be no redemption rights or liquidating distributions with respect to the Company’s warrants, which will expire worthless if the Company fails to complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period.
The holders of Founder Shares have 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 holders of Founder Shares acquire Public Shares in or after the Initial Public Offering, such Public Shares will be entitled to liquidating distributions from the Trust Account if the Company fails to complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period. The underwriters are expected agreed to waive their rights to the deferred underwriting commission (see Note 6) held in the Trust Account in the event the Company does not complete a Business Combination within in the Combination Period and, in such event, such amounts will be included with the other funds held in the Trust Account that will be available to fund the redemption of the Public Shares. In the event of such distribution, it is possible that the per share value of the assets remaining available for distribution will be less than the Initial Public Offering price per Unit ($10.00).
In order to protect the amounts held in the Trust Account, the Sponsor will agree to 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 discussed entering into a transaction agreement, reduce the amount of funds in the Trust Account to below (i) $10.00 per share or (ii) the actual amount per public share held in the trust account as of the date of the liquidation of the trust account, if less than $10.00 per share due to reductions in the value of the trust assets. This liability will not apply with respect to any claims by a third party who executed a waiver of any right, title, interest or claim of any kind in or to any monies held in the Trust Account or 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”). Moreover, in the event that an executed waiver is deemed to be unenforceable against a third party, the Sponsor will not be responsible to the extent of any liability for such third party claims. The Company will seek to reduce the possibility that the Sponsor will have to indemnify the Trust Account due to claims of creditors by endeavoring to have all vendors, service providers, 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.
 
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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
MARCH 31, 2022
(Unaudited)
 
Risks and Uncertainties
Management is currently evaluating 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, 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 statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty.
Liquidity and Going Concern
As of March 31, 2022, the Company had $161,401 in its operating bank accounts, $400,038,309
in investments held in the Trust Account to be used for a Business Combination or to repurchase or redeem its common shares in connection therewith. As of March 31, 2022, approximately
$38,309 of the amount on deposit in the Trust Account represented interest income, which is available to pay the Company’s tax obligations.
Until the consummation of a Business Combination, the Company will be using the funds not held in the Trust Account for identifying and evaluating prospective acquisition candidates, performing due diligence on prospective target businesses, paying for travel expenditures, selecting the target business to acquire, and structuring, negotiating and consummating the Business Combination.
The Company will need to raise additional capital through loans or additional investments from its Sponsor, shareholders, officers, directors, or third parties. The Company’s officers, directors and Sponsor may, but are not obligated to, loan the Company funds, from time to time or at any time, in whatever amount they deem reasonable in their sole discretion, to meet the Company’s working capital needs. Accordingly, the Company may not be able to obtain additional financing. If the Company is unable to raise additional capital, it may be required to take additional measures to conserve liquidity, which could include, but not necessarily be limited to, curtailing operations, suspending the pursuit of a potential transaction, and reducing overhead expenses. The Company cannot provide any assurance that new financing will be available to it on commercially acceptable terms, if at all. These conditions raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern for a reasonable period of time, which is considered to be one year from the issuance date of the financial statements. These financial statements do not include any adjustments relating to the recovery of the recorded assets or the classification of the liabilities that might be necessary should the Company be unable to continue as a going concern.
NOTE 2 — SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES
Basis of Presentation
The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”) for interim financial information and in accordance with the instructions to Form
10-Q
and Article 8 of Regulation
S-X
of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). Certain information or footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP have been condensed or omitted, pursuant to the rules and regulations of the SEC for interim financial reporting. Accordingly, they do not include all the information and footnotes necessary for a complete presentation of financial position, results of operations, or cash flows. In the opinion of management, the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements include all adjustments, consisting of a normal recurring nature, which are necessary for a fair presentation of the financial position, operating results and cash flows for the periods presented.
The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Company’s Annual Report on Form
10-K
for the period ended December 31, 2021, as filed with the SEC on April 1 2022. The interim results for the three months ended March 31, 2022 are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the year ending December 31, 2022 or for any future periods.
Principles of Consolidation
The accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company and its wholly-owned subsidiaries. All significant intercompany balances and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.
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, reduced disclosure obligations regarding executive compensation in its periodic reports and proxy statements, and exemptions from the requirements of holding a nonbinding advisory vote on executive compensation and stockholder approval of any golden parachute payments not previously approved.
 
 
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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
MARCH 31, 2022
(Unaudited)
 
Further, Section 102(b)(1) of the JOBS Act exempts emerging growth companies from being required to comply with new or revised financial accounting standards until private companies (that is, those that have not had a Securities Act registration statement declared effective or do not have a class of securities registered under the Exchange Act) are required to comply with the new or revised financial accounting standards. The JOBS Act provides that a company can elect to opt out of the extended transition period and comply with the requirements that apply to
non-emerging
growth companies but any such election to opt out is irrevocable. The Company has elected not to opt out of such extended transition period which means that when a standard is issued or revised and it has different application dates for public or private companies, the Company, as an emerging growth company, can adopt the new or revised standard at the time private companies adopt the new or revised standard. This may make comparison of the Company’s financial statements with another public company which is neither an emerging growth company nor an emerging growth company which has opted out of using the extended transition period difficult or impossible because of the potential differences in accounting standards used.
Use of Estimates
The preparation of condensed consolidated financial statements in conformity with U.S. GAAP requires the Company’s management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of expenses during the reporting period.
Making estimates requires management to exercise significant judgment. It is at least reasonably possible that the estimate of the effect of a condition, situation or set of circumstances that existed at the date of the financial statements, which management considered in formulating its estimate, could change in the near term due to one or more future confirming events. One of the more significant accounting estimates included in these condensed consolidated financial statements is the determination of the fair value of the warrant liabilities. Such estimates may be subject to change as more current information becomes available and, accordingly, the actual results could differ significantly from those estimates.
Cash and Cash Equivalents
The Company considers all short-term investments with an original maturity of three months or less when purchased to be cash equivalents. The Company did not have any cash equivalents as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021.
Marketable Investments Held in Trust Account
At March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, substantially all of the assets held in the Trust Account were held in money market funds which are invested primarily in U.S. Treasury securities. All of the Company’s investments held in the Trust Account are classified as trading securities. Trading securities are presented on the balance sheet at fair value at the end of each reporting period. Gains and losses resulting from the change in fair value of investments held in Trust Account are included in interest earned on marketable investments held in the Trust Account in the accompanying condensed consolidated statements of operations. The estimated fair values of investments held in the Trust Account are determined using available market information.
Offering Costs
Offering costs consisted of legal, accounting and other expenses incurred through the Initial Public Offering that were directly related to the Initial Public Offering. Offering costs were allocated to the separable financial instruments issued in the Initial Public Offering based on a relative fair value basis, compared to total proceeds received. Offering costs associated with warrant liabilities were expensed as incurred in the condensed consolidated statements of operations. Offering costs associated with the Class A common stock issued were charged to temporary equity and warrants upon the completion of the Initial Public Offering. Offering costs amounted to $22,524,463, of which
$22,061,494
were charged to stockholders’ deficit upon the completion of the Initial Public Offering and
$462,969
were charged to operations. 
Class A Common Stock Subject to Possible Redemption
The Company accounts for its Class A common stock subject to possible redemption in accordance with the guidance in Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 480 “Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity.” Shares of Class A common stock subject to mandatory redemption is classified as a liability instrument and is measured at fair value. Conditionally redeemable common stock (including common stock that features redemption rights that is either within the control of the holder or subject to redemption upon the occurrence of uncertain events not solely within the Company’s control) is classified as temporary equity. At all other times, common stock is classified as stockholders’ equity. The Company’s Class A common stock features certain redemption rights that are considered to be outside of the Company’s control and subject to occurrence of uncertain future events. Accordingly, at March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, Class A common stock subject to possible redemption is presented at redemption value as temporary equity, outside of the stockholders’ (deficit) equity section of the Company’s condensed consolidated balance sheets.
 
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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
MARCH 31, 2022
(Unaudited)
 
The Company recognizes changes in redemption value immediately as they occur and adjusts the carrying value of redeemable common stock to equal the redemption value at the end of each reporting period. Immediately upon the closing of the Initial Public Offering, the Company recognized the remeasurement adjustment from carrying value to redemption value. Increases or decreases in the carrying amount of redeemable common stock are affected by charges against additional paid in capital (to the extent available) and accumulated deficit.
Components of Equity
Upon the Initial Public Offering, the Company issued Class A common stock and Public Warrants. The Company also issued Private Placement Warrants. The Company allocated the proceeds received from the issuance using the
with-and-without
method. Under that method, the Company first allocated the proceeds to the Warrants based on their initial fair value measurement of $17,945,000 and then allocated the remaining proceeds, net of underwriting discounts and offering costs of $22,061,494 to the Class A common stock. All of the 40,000,000 shares of Class A common stock are presented within temporary equity, as these shares are subject to redemption upon the occurrence of events not solely within the Company’s control.
Warrant Liabilities
The Company assessed its warrants under ASC
480-25,
“Distinguishing liabilities from equity” and
ASC 815-40
“Derivatives and Hedging—Contracts in Entity’s Own Equity”. The Company accounts for the Public Warrants (as defined below) and Private Placement Warrants (collectively, the “Warrants”) as derivative liabilities. A provision in the Warrant Agreement related to certain tender or exchange offers precludes the Warrants from being accounted for as components of equity. As the Warrants meet the definition of a derivative as contemplated in ASC 815, the Company accounts for Warrants for shares of the Company’s common stock that are not indexed to its own stock as derivative liabilities at fair value on the balance sheets and measured at fair value at inception (on the date of the Initial Public Offering) and at each reporting date in accordance with ASC 820, with changes in fair value recognized in the statements of operations in the period of change.
Income Taxes
The Company follows the asset and liability method of accounting for income taxes under ASC 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. The Company’s deferred tax assets were deemed to be de minimis as of March 31, 2022.
The Company’s current taxable income primarily consists of interest earned on the Trust Account. The Company’s general and administrative costs are generally considered
start-up
costs and are not currently deductible. The change in fair value of warrant liability is not deductible. During the three months ended March 31, 2022, the Company recorded no income tax expense. The Company’s effective tax rate for three months ended March 31, 2022 was approximately 21%, which differs from the expected income tax rate primarily due to the
start-up
costs and warrant liability (discussed above) which are not currently deductible.
FASB ASC 740 prescribes a recognition threshold and a measurement attribute for the financial statement recognition and measurement of tax positions taken or expected to be taken in a tax return. For those benefits to be recognized, a tax position must be more likely than not to be sustained upon examination by taxing authorities. The Company recognizes accrued interest and penalties related to unrecognized tax benefits as income tax expense. There were no unrecognized tax benefits and no amounts accrued for interest and penalties as of March 31, 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.
Net Income (Loss) Per Common Share
The Company complies with accounting and disclosure requirements of FASB ASC Topic 260, “Earnings Per Share”. Net income (loss) per common share is computed by dividing net income (loss) by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding for the period. The Company applies the
two-class
method in calculating earnings per share. Remeasurement adjustment associated with the redeemable shares of Class A common shares is excluded from earnings per share as the redemption value approximates fair value.
 
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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
MARCH 31, 2022
(Unaudited)
 
The calculation of diluted income (loss) per share does not consider the effect of the warrants issued in connection with the (i) Initial Public Offering, and (ii) the private placement. The warrants are exercisable to purchase 17,750,000 Class A common shares in the aggregate. As of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, the Company did not have any dilutive securities or other contracts that could, potentially, be exercised or converted into common shares and then share in the earnings of the Company. As a result, diluted net income (loss) per common share is the same as basic net income (loss) per common share for the periods presented.
The following table reflects the calculation of basic and diluted net income (loss) per common share (in dollars, except per share amounts):
 
    
For the Three Months Ended
March 31, 2022
    
For the Three Months Ended
March 31, 2021
 
    
Class A
    
Class B
    
Class A
    
Class B
 
Basic and diluted net income (loss) per common stock
                                   
Numerator:
                                   
Allocation of net income (loss), as adjusted
   $ 2,831,541      $ 707,885      $ (5,730,802    $ (1,998,848
Denominator:
                                   
Basic and diluted weighted average common shares outstanding
     40,000,000        10,000,000        27,555,556        9,611,111  
Basic and diluted net income (loss) per common stock
   $ 0.07      $ 0.07      $ (0.21    $ (0.21
Concentration of Credit Risk
Financial instruments that potentially subject the Company to concentrations of credit risk consist of a cash account in a financial institution, which, at times, may exceed the Federal Depository Insurance Coverage of $250,000. The Company had not experienced losses on this account.
Fair Value of Financial Instruments
The fair value of the Company’s assets and liabilities, which qualify as financial instruments under ASC Topic 820, “Fair Value Measurement,” approximates the carrying amounts represented in the Company’s condensed consolidated balance sheet, primarily due to their short-term nature, except for warrant liabilities (see Note 8).
Recent Accounting Standards

Management does not believe that any recently issued, but not yet effective, accounting standards, if currently adopted, would have a material effect on the Company’s condensed consolidated financial statements.
NOTE 3 — INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERING
Pursuant to the Initial Public Offering, the Company sold 40,000,000 Units, which includes a partial exercise by the underwriters of their over-allotment option in the amount of 5,000,000 Units, at a price of $10.00 per Unit. Each Unit consists of one share of Class A common stock and
one-fifth
of one redeemable warrant (“Public Warrant”).
Each whole Public Warrant entitles the holder to purchase one share of Class A common stock at a price of $11.50 per share, subject to adjustment.
 
 
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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
MARCH 31, 2022
(Unaudited)
 
NOTE 4 — PRIVATE PLACEMENT
Simultaneously with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, the Sponsor purchased an aggregate of 9,750,000 Private Warrants at a price of $1.00 per Private Warrant, for an aggregate purchase price of $9,750,000, in a private placement. Each Private Warrant will be exercisable to purchase one share of Class A common stock at an exercise price of $11.50. The proceeds from the sale of Private Warrants were 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 proceeds of the sale of the Private Warrants will be used to fund the redemption of the Public Shares (subject to the requirements of applicable law), and the Private Warrants will expire worthless.
NOTE 5 — RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS
Founder Shares
On November 25, 2020, the Company’s sponsor paid $25,000 to cover certain offering and formation costs of the Company in consideration for 8,625,000 shares of the Company’s Class B common stock (the “Founder Shares”). Our Sponsor subsequently transferred certain shares to our officers and directors and other third parties, in each case at the same
per-share
purchase price paid by our initial stockholders. On January 25, 2021, the Company effected a dividend of approximately 0.167 shares for each outstanding share, resulting in there being an aggregate of 10,062,500 Founder Shares outstanding. All share and per share amounts have been retroactively restated to reflect the share dividend. The Founder Shares will automatically convert into Class A common stock upon the consummation of a Business Combination on a
one-for-one
basis, subject to adjustments as described in Note 7.
The Founder Shares included an aggregate of up to 1,312,500 of Class B common stock that were subject to forfeiture by the Sponsor following the underwriters’ election to partially exercise their over-allotment option so that the number of Founder Shares will collectively represent 20% of the Company’s issued and outstanding shares upon the completion of the Initial Public Offering (assuming the Sponsor does not purchase any Public Shares in the Initial Public Offering). As a result of the underwriter’s decision to partially exercise their over-allotment provision, 62,500 Founder shares were forfeited and 1,250,000 Founder Shares are no longer subject to forfeiture.
The holders of Founder Shares will agree, subject to certain limited exceptions, not to transfer, assign or sell any of their Founder Shares until the earlier to occur of: (A) one year after the completion of a Business Combination or (B) subsequent to a Business Combination, (x) if the last sale price of the Class A common stock equals or exceeds $12.00 per share (as adjusted for stock splits, stock dividends, reorganizations, recapitalizations and the like) for any 20 trading days within any
30-trading
day period commencing at least 150 days after a Business Combination, or (y) the date on which the Company completes a liquidation, merger, capital stock exchange or other similar transaction that results in all of the Company’s stockholders having the right to exchange their shares of common stock for cash, securities or other property.
Related Party Loans
In order to finance transaction costs in connection with a Business Combination, the Company’s officer, directors, Sponsor or an affiliate of the foregoing, 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 is not completed, the Company may use a portion of the proceeds held outside the Trust Account to repay the Working Capital Loans but no proceeds held in the Trust Account would be used to repay the Working Capital Loans. Except for the foregoing, the terms of such Working Capital Loans, if any, have not been determined and no written agreements exist with respect to such loans. The Working Capital Loans would either be repaid upon consummation of a Business Combination, without interest, or, at the lender’s discretion, up to $1,500,000 of such Working Capital Loans may be convertible into warrants of the post Business Combination entity at a price of $1.00 per warrant. The warrants would be identical to the Private Warrants. As of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, there were no amounts outstanding under the Working Capital Loans.
 
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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
MARCH 31, 2022
(Unaudited)
 
NOTE 6 — COMMITMENTS
Risks and Uncertainties
Management continues 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, results of its operations and/or search for a target company, the specific impact is not readily determinable as of the date of these financial statements. The financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty.
Registration Rights
Pursuant to a registration rights agreement entered into on January 25, 2021, the holders of the Founder Shares (and any shares of Class A common stock issuable upon conversion of the Founder Shares), Private Warrants (and any shares of Class A common stock issuable upon the exercise of the Private Warrants), and warrants (and any shares of Class A common stock issuable upon exercise of such warrants) that may be issued upon conversion of working capital loans will be entitled to registration rights requiring the Company to register such securities for resale (in the case of the Founder Shares, only after conversion to Class A common stock). The holders of the majority of these securities are entitled to make up to two demands, excluding short form demands, that the Company register such securities. In addition, the holders have certain “piggy-back” registration rights with respect to registration statements filed subsequent to the completion of a Business Combination and rights to require the Company to register for resale such securities pursuant to Rule 415 under the Securities Act. The Company will bear the expenses incurred in connection with the filing of any such registration statements.
Consulting Agreement
On January 21, 2021, the Company entered into an agreement with a consultant for advisory services related to a Business Combination. The agreement specified that the consultant would assist with due diligence, deal structuring, documentation and obtaining shareholder approval for a Business Combination. The consultant would receive a fee of 100,000 shares of the Company’s Class A common stock upon the successful consummation of a Business Combination. In March 2022, the agreement was terminated, and the Company will not incur expenses under this agreement.
Underwriting Agreement
The underwriters from the Initial Public Offering are entitled to a deferred fee of $0.35 per Unit, or $14,000,000 in the aggregate. The deferred fee will be forfeited by the underwriters solely in the event that the Company fails to complete a Business Combination, subject to the terms of the underwriting agreement.
NOTE 7 — STOCKHOLDER’S DEFICIT
Preferred Stock
 — The Company is authorized to issue 1,000,000 shares of preferred stock with a par value of $0.0001 per share with such designations, voting and other rights and preferences as may be determined from time to time by the Company’s board of directors. At March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, there were no shares of preferred stock issued or outstanding.
Class
 A Common Stock
 — The Company is authorized to issue 125,000,000 shares of Class A common stock with a par value of $0.0001 per share. Holders of Class A common stock are entitled to one vote for each share. At March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, there were 40,000,000 shares of Class A common stock issued and outstanding, which are presented as temporary equity.
Class
 B Common Stock
 —
The Company is authorized to issue 25,000,000 shares of Class B common stock with a par value of $0.0001 per share. Holders of Class B common stock are entitled to one vote for each share. At March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, there were 10,000,000 shares of Class B common stock issued and outstanding.
The shares of Class B common stock will automatically convert into shares of Class A common stock at the time of a 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 offered in the Initial Public Offering and related to the closing of a 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 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 the sum of the total number of all shares of common stock outstanding upon the completion of the Initial Public Offering, net of conversions, plus all shares of Class A common stock and equity-linked securities issued or deemed issued in connection with a Business Combination (excluding any shares or
 
 
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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
MARCH 31, 2022
(Unaudited)
 
equity-linked securities issued, or to be issued, to any seller in a Business Combination, any private placement-equivalent securities issued, or to be issued, to any seller in a Business Combination, any private placement equivalent securities issued to the initial stockholders or their affiliates upon conversion of loans made to the Company). 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.
NOTE 8 — FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENTS
The Company follows the guidance in ASC 820 for its financial assets and liabilities that are
re-measured
and reported at fair value at each reporting period, and
non-financial
assets and liabilities that are
re-measured
and reported at fair value at least annually.
The fair value of the Company’s financial assets and liabilities reflects management’s estimate of amounts that the Company would have received in connection with the sale of the assets or paid in connection with the transfer of the liabilities in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. In connection with measuring the fair value of its assets and liabilities, the Company seeks to maximize the use of observable inputs (market data obtained from independent sources) and to minimize the use of unobservable inputs (internal assumptions about how market participants would price assets and liabilities). The following fair value hierarchy is used to classify assets and liabilities based on the observable inputs and unobservable inputs used in order to value the assets and liabilities:
 
        Level 1:
  
Quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities. An active market for an asset or liability is a market in which transactions for the asset or liability occur with sufficient frequency and volume to provide pricing information on an ongoing basis.
        Level 2:
  
Observable inputs other than Level 1 inputs. Examples of Level 2 inputs include quoted prices in active markets for similar assets or liabilities and quoted prices for identical assets or liabilities in markets that are not active.
        Level 3:
  
Unobservable inputs based on our assessment of the assumptions that market participants would use in pricing the asset or liability.
At March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, assets held in the Trust Account were comprised of $400,038,309 and $400,032,399 held in money market funds which are invested primarily in U.S. Treasury securities. During the period ended March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, the Company did not withdraw any interest income from the Trust Account.
The following table presents information about the Company’s assets and liabilities that are measured at fair value on a recurring basis at March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021 and indicates the fair value hierarchy of the valuation inputs the Company utilized to determine such fair value.
 
Description
  
Level
    
December 31,
2021
    
March 31,
2022
 
Assets:
                          
Investments held in Trust Account – U.S. Treasury Securities Money Market Fund
     1      $ 400,032,399      $ 400,038,309  
Liabilities:
                          
Warrant liability – Public Warrants
(
1
)
     1      $ 5,040,000      $ 3,360,000  
Warrant liability – Private Placement Warrants(1)
     2        6,142,500      $ 4,095,000  
 
        (1)
   Measured at fair value on a recurring basis.
Warrants
The Warrants were accounted for as liabilities in accordance with
ASC815-40
and are presented within warrant liabilities on our condensed consolidated balance sheets. The warrant liabilities are measured at fair value at inception and on a recurring basis, with changes in fair value presented within change in fair value of warrant liabilities in the condensed consolidated statements of operations.
The Public and Private Warrants were initially valued using a Modified Black Scholes Option Pricing Model, which is considered to be a Level 3 fair value measurement. The Modified Black Scholes model’s primary unobservable inputs utilized in determining the fair value of the Private Warrants are the expected volatility of the common stock and the probability and expected timing to consummate a business combination. The expected volatility as of the IPO date was derived from observable public warrant pricing on comparable ‘blank-check’ companies without an identified target. The expected volatility as of subsequent valuation dates was implied from the Company’s own public stock pricing. A Monte Carlo simulation methodology was used in estimating the fair value of the Public Warrants for the initial measurement, using the same expected volatility as was used in measuring the fair value of the Private Warrants. For periods subsequent to the detachment of the warrants from the Units, the closing price of the Public Warrants was used as the fair value of the Public Warrants as of each relevant date. At December 31, 2021 the Private Warrants transferred to Level 2 due to the use of an observable market quote for a similar asset in an active market.
 
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NORTHERN STAR INVESTMENT CORP. II
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
MARCH 31, 2022
(Unaudited)
 
As of March 31, 2022, the aggregate values of the Public Warrants and Private Placement Warrants were
 $3,360,000 and $4,095,000, respectively, based on a fair value of $0.42 per warrant.
Transfers to/from Levels 1, 2 and 3 are recognized at the end of the reporting period in which a change in valuation technique or methodology occurs. The estimated fair value of the Public Warrants transferred from a Level 3 measurement to a Level 1 fair value measurement during the year ended December 31, 2021 was $8,000,000. The estimated value of the Private Placement Warrants transferred from a Level 3 measurement to a Level 2 measurements during the year ended December 31, 2021 was $13,747,500. There were no transfer during the three months ended March 31, 2022.
The following table presents the changes in the fair value of warrant liabilities:
 
    
Private
Placement
    
Public
    
Warrant Liabilities
 
Fair value as of January 1, 2022
  
 
6,142,500
 
  
 
5,040,000
 
  
 
11,182,500
 
Change in valuation inputs or other assumptions
     (2,047,500      (1,680,000      (3,727,500
Fair value as of March 31, 2022
  
 
4,095,000
 
  
 
3,360,000
 
  
 
7,455,000
 
NOTE 9. SUBSEQUENT EVENTS
The Company evaluated subsequent events and transactions that occurred after the balance sheet date up to the date that the condensed consolidated financial statements were issued. Based upon this review, the Company did not identify any subsequent events that would have required adjustment or disclosure in the condensed consolidated financial statements.
 
 
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Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
References in this report (the “Quarterly Report”) to “we,” “us” or the “Company” refer to NORTHERN STAR INVESTMENT CORP. II References to our “management” or our “management team” refer to our officers and directors, and references to the “Sponsor” refer to Northern Star II Sponsor LLC. The following discussion and analysis of the Company’s financial condition and results of operations should be read in conjunction with the financial statements and the notes thereto contained elsewhere in this Quarterly Report. Certain information contained in the discussion and analysis set forth below includes forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties.
Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This Quarterly Report includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Exchange Act that are not historical facts and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expected and projected. All statements, other than statements of historical fact included in this Form
10-Q
including, without limitation, statements in this “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” regarding the completion of the Proposed Business Combination (as defined below), the Company’s financial position, business strategy and the plans and objectives of management for future operations, are forward-looking statements. Words such as “expect,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “estimate,” “seek” and variations and similar words and expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements relate to future events or future performance, but reflect management’s current beliefs, based on information currently available. A number of factors could cause actual events, performance or results to differ materially from the events, performance and results discussed in the forward-looking statements, including that the conditions of the Proposed Business Combination are not satisfied. For information identifying important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements, please refer to the Risk Factors section of the Company’s Annual Report on Form
10-K
final prospectus for its Initial Public Offering filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). The Company’s securities filings can be accessed on the EDGAR section of the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Except as expressly required by applicable securities law, the Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
Overview
We are a blank check company formed under the laws of the State of Delaware on November 12, 2020 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”). We intend to effectuate our Business Combination using cash from the proceeds of the Initial Public Offering and the sale of the Private Warrants, our capital stock, debt or a combination of cash, stock and debt.
We expect to continue to incur significant costs in the pursuit of our acquisition plans. We cannot assure you that our plans to complete a Business Combination will be successful.
Results of Operations
We have neither engaged in any operations nor generated any revenues to date. Our only activities from November 12, 2020 (inception) through March 31, 2022 were organizational activities, those necessary to prepare for the Initial Public Offering, described below, and identifying a target company for a Business Combination. We do not expect to generate any operating revenues until after the completion of our Business Combination. We generate
non-operating
income in the form of interest income on marketable investments held in the Trust Account. We incur expenses as a result of being a public company (for legal, financial reporting, accounting and auditing compliance), as well as for due diligence expenses.
For the three months ended March 31, 2022, we had a net income of $3,539,426, which consists of change in fair value of warrant liability of $3,727,500, and interest earned on marketable investments held in the Trust Account of $5,910, offset by general and administrative expenses of $193,984.
For the three months ended March 31, 2021, we had a net loss of $7,729,650, which consists of change in fair value of warrant liability of $6,762,500, general and administrative expenses of $322,598, loss on initial issuance of private warrants of $195,000 and transaction expenses attributable to warrant liabilities of $462,969, offset by interest earned on marketable investments held in the Trust Account of $13,056 and unrealized gain on marketable investments held in Trust Account of $361.
 
 
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Liquidity and Capital Resources
The registration statements for the Company’s Initial Public Offering were declared effective on January 25, 2021. On January 28, 2021, we completed the Initial Public Offering of 40,000,000 Units, which includes the partial exercise by the underwriter of its over-allotment option in the amount of 5,000,000 Units, at $10.00 per Unit, generating gross proceeds of $400,000,000, which is described in Note 3.
Simultaneously with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, we consummated the sale of 9,750,000 Private Placement Warrants at a price of $1.00 per Private Warrant in a private placement to Northern Star II Sponsor LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (the “Sponsor”), generating gross proceeds of $9,750,000, which is described in Note 4.
For the three months ended March 31, 2022, cash used in operating activities was $278,890. Net income of $3,539,426 was affected by interest earned on marketable investments held in the Trust Account of $5,910, and changes in fair value of warrant liabilities of $3,727,500. Changes in operating assets and liabilities used $84,906 of cash for operating activities.
For the three months ended March 31, 2021, cash used in operating activities was $553,366. Net loss of $7,729,650 was affected by interest earned on marketable investments held in the Trust Account of $13,056, loss on initial issuance of private warrants of $195,000, unrealized gain on marketable investments held in Trust Account of $361 and changes in fair value of warrant liabilities of $6,762,500. Changes in operating assets and liabilities provided $232,201 of cash for operating activities.
As of March 31, 2022, we had marketable investments held in the Trust Account of $400,038,309 (including approximately $38,309 of interest income) consisting of U.S. Treasury Bills with a maturity of 185 days or less. Interest income on the balance in the Trust Account may be used by us to pay taxes.
We intend to use substantially all of the funds held in the Trust Account, including any amounts representing interest earned on the Trust Account (less deferred underwriting commissions and income taxes payable), to complete our Business Combination. To the extent that our capital stock or debt is used, in whole or in part, as consideration to complete our Business Combination, the remaining proceeds held in the Trust Account will be used as working capital to finance the operations of the target business or businesses, make other acquisitions and pursue our growth strategies.
As of March 31, 2022, we had cash of $161,401. We intend to use the funds held outside the Trust Account primarily to identify and evaluate target businesses, perform business due diligence on prospective target businesses, travel to and from the offices, plants or similar locations of prospective target businesses or their representatives or owners, review corporate documents and material agreements of prospective target businesses, and structure, negotiate and complete a Business Combination.
In order to fund working capital deficiencies or finance transaction costs in connection with a Business Combination, the Sponsor, or certain of our officers and directors or their affiliates may, but are not obligated to, loan us funds as may be required. If we complete a Business Combination, we would repay such loaned amounts. In the event that a Business Combination does not close, we may use a portion of the working capital held outside the Trust Account to repay such loaned amounts but no proceeds from our Trust Account would be used for such repayment. Up to $1,500,000 of such loans may be convertible into warrants at a price of $1.00 per unit, at the option of the lender. The warrant would be identical to the Private Warrants.
We do not believe we will need to raise additional funds in order to meet the expenditures required for operating our business. However, if our estimate of the costs of identifying a target business, undertaking
in-depth
due diligence and negotiating a Business Combination are less than the actual amount necessary to do so, we may have insufficient funds available to operate our business prior to our Business Combination. Moreover, we may need to obtain additional financing either to complete our Business Combination or because we become obligated to redeem a significant number of our Public Shares upon consummation of our Business Combination, in which case we may issue additional securities or incur debt in connection with such Business Combination.
Going Concern
In connection with the Company’s assessment of going concern considerations in accordance with Financial Accounting Standard Board’s Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”)
2014-15,
“Disclosures of Uncertainties about an Entity’s Ability to Continue as a Going Concern,” we have determined that the liquidity condition raises substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern through at least one year from issuance date of these financial statements. These financial statements do not include any adjustments relating to the recovery of the recorded assets or the classification of the liabilities that might be necessary should the Company be unable to continue as a going concern.
Off-Balance
Sheet Arrangements
We have no obligations, assets or liabilities, which would be considered
off-balance
sheet arrangements as of March 31, 2022. We do not participate in transactions that create relationships with unconsolidated entities or financial partnerships, often referred to as variable interest entities, which would have been established for the purpose of facilitating
off-balance
sheet arrangements. We have not entered into any
off-balance
sheet financing arrangements, established any special purpose entities, guaranteed any debt or commitments of other entities, or purchased any
non-financial
assets.
 
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Contractual obligations
We do not have any long-term debt, capital lease obligations, operating lease obligations or long-term liabilities, other than described below.
The underwriters are entitled to a deferred fee of $0.35 per Unit, or $14,000,000 in the aggregate. The deferred fee will become payable to the underwriters from the amounts held in the Trust Account solely in the event that we complete a Business Combination, subject to the terms of the underwriting agreement.
Critical Accounting Policies
The preparation of condensed consolidated financial statements and related disclosures in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements, and income and expenses during the periods reported. Actual results could materially differ from those estimates.
Warrant Liabilities
The company assessed its warrants under ASC
480-25,
“Distinguishing liabilities from equity” and ASC
815-40
“Derivatives and Hedging—Contracts in Entity’s Own Equity”. The Company accounts for the Public Warrants (as defined below) and Private Placement Warrants (collectively, the “Warrants”) as derivative liabilities. A provision in the Warrant Agreement related to certain tender or exchange offers precludes the Warrants from being accounted for as components of equity. As the Warrants meet the definition of a derivative as contemplated in ASC 815, the Company accounts for Warrants for shares of the Company’s common stock that are not indexed to its own stock as derivative liabilities at fair value on the balance sheets and measured at fair value at inception (on the date of the Initial Public Offering) and at each reporting date in accordance with ASC 820, with changes in fair value recognized in the statements of operations in the period of change.
Class A Common Stock Subject to Possible Redemption
We account for our Class A common stock subject to possible redemption in accordance with the guidance in Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 480 “Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity.” Shares of Class A common stock subject to mandatory redemption is classified as a liability instrument and is measured at fair value. Conditionally redeemable common stock (including common stock that feature redemption rights that is either within the control of the holder or subject to redemption upon the occurrence of uncertain events not solely within our control) is classified as temporary equity. At all other times, common stock is classified as stockholders’ equity. Our Class A common stock features certain redemption rights that are considered to be outside of our control and subject to occurrence of uncertain future events. Accordingly, shares of Class A common stock subject to possible redemption are presented as temporary equity, outside of the stockholders’ (deficit) equity section of our balance sheets.
We recognize changes in redemption value immediately as they occur and adjusts the carrying value of redeemable common stock to equal the redemption value at the end of each reporting period. Immediately upon the closing of the Initial Public Offering, the Company recognized the remeasurement from initial book value to redemption amount value. The change in the carrying value of redeemable common stock resulted in charges against additional
paid-in
capital and accumulated deficit.
Net Income (Loss) Per Common Share
We comply with accounting and disclosure requirements of FASB ASC Topic 260, “Earnings Per Share.” We have 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 stock. Net income (loss) per common share is calculated by dividing the net income (loss) by the weighted average number of common stock outstanding for the respective period. We did not consider the effect of the warrants issued in connection with the initial public offering and the private placement in the calculation of diluted income (loss) per common share because their exercise is contingent upon future events. As a result, diluted net income (loss) per common share is the same as basic net income (loss) per common share. Remeasurement associated with the redeemable Class A common stock is excluded from income (loss) per common share as the redemption value approximates fair value.
 
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Recent Accounting Standards
Management does not believe that any recently issued, but not yet effective, accounting standards, if currently adopted, would have a material effect on our condensed consolidated financial statements.
Use of Estimates
The preparation of the 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 as of the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period.
Making estimates requires management to exercise significant judgment. It is at least reasonably possible that the estimate of the effect of a condition, situation or set of circumstances that existed at the date of the financial statements, which management considered in formulating its estimate, could change in the near term due to one or more future confirming events. One of the more significant accounting estimates included in these financial statements is the determination of the fair value of the warrant liabilities. Such estimates may be subject to change as more current information becomes available and, accordingly, the actual results could differ significantly from those estimates.
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk
Not required for smaller reporting companies.
Item 4. Controls and Procedures
Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures
Disclosure controls are procedures that are designed with the objective of ensuring that information required to be disclosed in our reports filed under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized, and reported within the time period specified in the SEC’s rules and forms. Disclosure controls are also designed with the objective of ensuring that such information is accumulated and communicated to our management, including the chief executive officer and chief financial officer, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.
As required by Rules
13a-15
and
15d-15
under the Exchange Act, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer carried out an evaluation of the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures as of March 31, 2022. Based upon their evaluation, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rules
13a-15(e)
and
15d-15(e)under
the Exchange Act) were not effective, due solely to the material weakness in our internal control over financial reporting related to the Company’s accounting for complex financial instruments. As a result, we performed additional analysis as deemed necessary to ensure that our financial statements were prepared in accordance with GAAP. Accordingly, management believes that the financial statements included in this Quarter Report present fairly in all material respects our financial position, results of operations and cash flows for the period presented.
Management has identified a material weakness in internal controls related to the accounting for complex financial instruments. While we have processes to identify and appropriately apply applicable accounting requirements, we plan to continue to enhance our system of evaluating and implementing the accounting standards that apply to our financial statements, including through enhanced analyses by our personnel and third-party professionals with whom we consult regarding complex accounting applications. The elements of our remediation plan can only be accomplished over time, and we can offer no assurance that these initiatives will ultimately have the intended effects.
Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting
There were no changes in our internal control over financial reporting during the most recent fiscal quarter that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.
 
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PART II—OTHER INFORMATION
Item 1A. Risk Factors
As of the date of this Quarterly Report, there have been no material changes with respect to those risk factors previously disclosed in our Annual Report on
Form 10-K
for the year ended December 31, 2021 except as set forth below. Any of these factors could result in a significant or material adverse effect on our results of operations or financial condition. Additional risk factors not presently known to us or that we currently deem immaterial may also impair our business or results of operations.
We identified an additional material weakness in our internal control over financial reporting relating to our complex financial instruments. This material weakness could continue to adversely affect our ability to report our results of operations and financial condition accurately and in a timely manner.
Our management is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal control over financial reporting designed to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with GAAP. Our management also evaluates the effectiveness of our internal controls and we will disclose any changes and material weaknesses identified through such evaluation in those internal controls. 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 our annual or interim financial statements will not be prevented or detected on a timely basis.
As described elsewhere in this report, in connection with the preparation of our financial statements as of March 31, 2022, management identified errors made in our historical financial statements where we improperly classified some of our Class A common stock subject to possible redemption. We previously determined the Class A common stock subject to possible redemption to be equal to the redemption value of $10.00 per share of Class A common stock while also taking into consideration that a redemption cannot result in net tangible assets being less than $5,000,001 pursuant to our amended and restated certificate of incorporation. Management determined that the Class A common stock issued during our initial public offering can be redeemed or become redeemable subject to the occurrence of future events considered outside our control. Therefore, management concluded that temporary equity should include all shares of Class A common stock subject to possible redemption. As a result, management has noted a classification error related to temporary equity and permanent equity. This resulted in a restatement to the initial carrying value of the Class A common stock subject to possible redemption with the offset recorded to additional
paid-in
capital (to the extent available), accumulated deficit and Class A common stock. Management concluded that the foregoing constituted a material weakness as of March 31, 2022.
As a result, we performed additional analysis as deemed necessary to ensure that our financial statements were prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles. Accordingly, management believes that the financial statements included in this Form
10-Q
present fairly in all material respects our financial position, results of operations and cash flows for the period presented. However, we cannot assure you that the foregoing will not result in any future material weaknesses or deficiencies in internal control over financial reporting. Even though we have strengthened our controls and procedures, in the future those controls and procedures may not be adequate to prevent or identify irregularities or errors or to facilitate the fair presentation of our financial statements.
We are subject to changing laws and regulations regarding regulatory matters, corporate governance and public disclosure that have increased both our costs and the risk of
non-compliance.
We are subject to rules and regulations by various governing bodies, including, for example, the Securities and Exchange Commission, which are charged with the protection of investors and the oversight of companies whose securities are publicly traded, and to new and evolving regulatory measures under applicable law. Our efforts to comply with new and changing laws and regulations have resulted in and are likely to continue to result in, increased general and administrative expenses and a diversion of management time and attention from revenue generating activities to compliance activities.
On March 30, 2022, the SEC issued proposed rules relating to, among other items, enhancing disclosures in business combination transactions involving SPACs and private operating companies; amending the financial statement requirements applicable to transactions involving shell companies; effectively eliminating the safe harbor relating to the use of projections in SEC filings in connection with proposed business combination transactions; increasing the potential liability of certain participants in proposed business combination transactions; and the extent to which SPACs could become subject to regulation under the Investment Company Act of 1940. These rules, if adopted, whether in the form proposed or in revised form, may materially adversely affect our ability to negotiate and complete our initial business combination and may increase the costs and time related thereto.
Moreover, because these laws, regulations and standards are subject to varying interpretations, their application in practice may evolve over time as new guidance becomes available. This evolution may result in continuing uncertainty regarding compliance matters and additional costs necessitated by ongoing revisions to our disclosure and governance practices. If we fail to address and comply with these regulations and any subsequent changes, we may be subject to penalty and our business may be harmed.
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds.
On January 28, 2021, we consummated the Initial Public Offering of 40,000,000 Units. The Units were sold at an offering price of $10.00 per unit, generating total gross proceeds of $400,000,000. Citi Group acted as sole book-running manager of the Initial Public Offering. The securities in the offering were registered under the Securities Act on registration statement on Form
S-1(No.
251921). The Securities and Exchange Commission declared the registration statements effective on January 25, 2020.
 
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Simultaneously with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, the Company consummated the sale of 9,750,000 warrants (each, a “Private Warrant” and, collectively, the “Private Warrants”) at a price of $1.00 per Private Warrant in a private placement to Northern Star II Sponsor LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (the “Sponsor”), generating gross proceeds of $9,750,000. Each Private Warrant will be exercisable to purchase one share of Class A common stock at an exercise price of $11.50. Each whole Private Warrant is exercisable to purchase one share of common stock at an exercise price of $11.50 per share. The issuance was made pursuant to the exemption from registration contained in Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act.
 
 
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The Private Warrants are identical to the warrants underlying the Units sold in the Initial Public Offering, except that the Private Warrants are not transferable, assignable or salable until after the completion of a Business Combination, subject to certain limited exceptions.
Of the gross proceeds received from the Initial Public Offering, the exercise of the over-allotment option and the Private Warrants, an aggregate of $400,000,000 was placed in the Trust Account.
We paid a total of $22,524,463 of transaction costs, consisting of $8,000,000 of underwriting fees, $14,000,000 of deferred underwriting fees and $524,463 of other costs and expenses related to the Initial Public Offering.
For a description of the use of the proceeds generated in our Initial Public Offering, see Part I, Item 2 of this Form
10-Q.
Item 3. Exhibits
The following exhibits are filed as part of, or incorporated by reference into, this Quarterly Report on Form
10-Q.
 
No.
  
Description of Exhibit
31.1*    Certification of Principal Executive Officer Pursuant to Securities Exchange Act Rules 13a-14(a), as adopted Pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
31.2*    Certification of Principal Financial Officer Pursuant to Securities Exchange Act Rules 13a-14(a), as adopted Pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
32.1**    Certification of Principal Executive Officer Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted Pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
32.2**    Certification of Principal Financial Officer Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted Pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
101.INS*    Inline XBRL Instance Document
101.SCH*    Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document
101.CAL*    Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document
101.DEF*    Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document
101.LAB*    Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Labels 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.
 
 
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SIGNATURES
In accordance with the requirements of the Exchange Act, the registrant caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
 
 
NORTHERN STAR INVESTMENT CORP. II
Date: May 13, 2022   By:   /s/ Joanna Coles
  Name:   Joanna Coles
  Title:   Chief Executive Officer
 
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