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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 September 30, 2023

 

or

 

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

 

For the transition period from __________to __________

 

Commission File Number: 001-40026

 

 

 

GOAL ACQUISITIONS CORP.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   85-3660880

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

 

12600 Hill Country Blvd
Building R, Suite 275

Bee Cave, Texas

  78738
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

 

(888) 717-7678

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

Not Applicable

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

 

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

 

Title of each class  

Trading

Symbol(s)

  Name of each exchange on which registered
         
Units, each consisting of one share of common stock and one redeemable warrant   PUCKU   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
         
Common stock, par value $0.0001 per share   PUCK   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
         
Redeemable warrants, exercisable for shares of common stock at an exercise price of $11.50 per share   PUCKW   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.

 

Yes ☒ No ☐

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files).

 

Yes ☒ No ☐

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

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

 

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

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).

 

Yes ☒ No ☐

 

As of November 9, 2023, a total of 7,552,600 shares of common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, were issued and outstanding.

 

 

 

 
 

 

Goal Acquisitions Corp.

Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q

Table of Contents

 

    Page No.
PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION  
     
Item 1. Financial Statements 3
  Condensed Balance Sheets as of September 30, 2023 (Unaudited) and December 31, 2022 3
  Condensed Statements of Operations for the Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2023 and 2022 (Unaudited) 4
  Condensed Statements of Changes in Stockholders’ Deficit for the Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2023 and 2022 (Unaudited) 5
  Condensed Statements of Cash Flows for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2023 and 2022 (Unaudited) 6
  Notes to Unaudited Condensed Financial Statements 7
Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations 20
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk 25
Item 4. Controls and Procedures 25
     
PART II. OTHER INFORMATION  
     
Item 1. Legal Proceedings 26
Item 1A. Risk Factors 26
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds 26
Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities 26
Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures 26
Item 5. Other Information 26
Item 6. Exhibits 27
Signatures 28

 

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PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Financial Statements

 

GOAL ACQUISITIONS CORP.

CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS

 

   September 30,   December 31, 
   2023   2022 
   (Unaudited)     
ASSETS          
CURRENT ASSETS:          
Cash  $531,636   $10,897 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   107,193    56,720 
TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS   638,829    67,617 
           
Marketable securities held in the trust account   8,967,382    262,220,950 
TOTAL ASSETS  $9,606,211   $262,288,567 
           
LIABILITIES, REDEEMABLE COMMON STOCK AND STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT          
CURRENT LIABILITIES:          
Accounts payable and accrued expenses  $5,361,822   $3,020,456 
Sponsor loans issued under the Expense Advancement Agreement   2,000,000    1,006,895 
Income taxes payable   1,486,925    709,969 
Excise tax payable attributable to redemption of common stock   2,568,874     
Advances - Related Party   677,232    5,000 
TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES   12,094,853    4,742,320 
           
Warrant liabilities   19,296    34,043 
TOTAL LIABILITIES   12,114,149    4,776,363 
           
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES (NOTE 6)   -    - 
Common stock subject to possible redemption, 838,259 and 25,875,000 shares at redemption value at September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, respectively   8,914,688    261,416,732 
           
STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT          
Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value per share; 1,000,000 shares authorized; none issued and outstanding at September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022        
Common stock, $0.0001 par value per share; 100,000,000 shares authorized; 7,286,250 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022   729    729 
Additional paid-in capital        
Accumulated deficit   (11,423,355)   (3,905,257)
TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT   (11,422,626)   (3,904,528)
TOTAL LIABILITIES, REDEEMABLE COMMON STOCK AND STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT  $9,606,211   $262,288,567 

 

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

 

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GOAL ACQUISITIONS CORP.

CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited)

 

                 
   For the Three Months Ended September 30,   For the Nine Months Ended September 30, 
   2023   2022   2023   2022 
                 
Operating costs  $77,615   $225,368   $693,786   $763,453 
Business combination expenses   463,831        2,839,660     
Loss from operations   (541,446)   (225,368)   (3,533,446)   (763,453)
                     
Other income:                    
Interest income on marketable securities held in the trust account   727,593    1,167,939    3,731,792    1,543,418 
Change in fair value of warrant liability   (2,195)   40,503    14,747    343,550 
Total other income   725,398    1,208,442    3,746,539    1,886,968 
                     
Income before provision for income taxes   183,952    983,074    213,093    1,123,515 
Provision for income taxes   (166,376)   (234,764)   (776,956)   (260,671)
Net income (loss)  $17,576   $748,310   $(563,863)  $862,844 
                     
Weighted average shares outstanding, common stock subject to possible redemption   5,381,614    25,875,000    10,415,705    25,875,000 
Basic and diluted net income (loss) per share, common stock subject to possible redemption  $0.00   $0.02   $(0.03)  $0.03 
                     
Weighted average shares outstanding, non-redeemable common stock   7,286,250    7,286,250    7,286,250    7,286,250 
Basic and diluted net income (loss) per share, non-redeemable common stock  $0.00   $0.02   $(0.03)  $0.03 

 

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

 

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GOAL ACQUISITIONS CORP.

CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT

(UNAUDITED)

 

FOR THE THREE AND NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2023

 

   Shares   Amount   Capital   Deficit   Deficit 
   Common Stock   Paid-In   Accumulated  

Total

Stockholders’

 
   Shares   Amount   Capital   Deficit   Deficit 
Balance as of January 1, 2023   7,286,250   $729   $   $(3,905,257)  $(3,904,528)
                          
Remeasurement of common stock subject to possible redemption               (1,922,323)   (1,922,323)
                          
Excise tax payable attributable to redemption of common stock               (1,654,892)   (1,654,323)
                          
Net loss               (390,290)   (390,290)
                          
Balance as of March 31, 2023   7,286,250    729        (7,872,762)   (7,872,033)
                          
Remeasurement of common stock subject to possible redemption               (1,664,721)   (1,664,721)
                          
Net loss               (191,149)   (191,149)
                          
Balance as of June 30, 2023   7,286,250    729        (9,728,632)   (9,727,903)
                          
Remeasurement of common stock subject to possible redemption               (798,317)   (798,317)
                          
Excise tax payable attributable to redemption of common stock               (913,982)   (913,982)
                          
Net income                                 17,576    17,576 
                          
Balance as of September 30, 2023   7,286,250   $729   $   $(11,423,355)  $(11,422,626)

 

FOR THE THREE AND NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2022

 

   Common Stock   Paid-In   Accumulated   Total Stockholders’ 
   Shares   Amount   Capital   Deficit   Deficit 
Balance as of January 1, 2022   7,286,250   $729   $336,908   $(1,278,580)  $(940,943)
                          
Net loss                        (76,453)   (76,453)
                          
Balance as of March 31, 2022   7,286,250    729    336,908    (1,355,033)   (1,017,396)
                          
Remeasurement of common stock subject to possible redemption           (122,877)       (122,877)
                          
Net income               190,987    190,987 
                          
Balance as of June 30, 2022   7,286,250    729    214,031    (1,164,046)   (949,286)
                          
Remeasurement of common stock subject to possible redemption           (214,031)   (642,758)   (856,789)
                          
Net income               748,310    748,310 
                          
Balance as of September 30, 2022   7,286,250   $729   $   $(1,058,494)  $(1,057,765)

 

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

 

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GOAL ACQUISITIONS CORP.

CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)

 

   2023   2022 
   For the Nine Months Ended September 30, 
   2023   2022 
Cash Flows from Operating Activities:          
Net (loss) income  $(563,863)  $862,844 
Adjustments to reconcile net (loss) income to net cash used in operating activities:          
Interest earned on cash and investments held in the trust account   (3,731,792)   (1,543,402)
Change in fair value of warrant liabilities   (14,747)   (343,550)
Changes in current assets and current liabilities:          
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   (50,473)   296,014 
Accounts payable and accrued expenses   2,341,366    (264,644)
Income taxes payable   776,956    260,671 
Net cash used in operating activities   (1,242,553)   (732,067)
           
Cash Flows from Investing Activities:          
Principal deposited in Trust Account in connection with monthly extension deposits   (1,552,500)    
Cash withdrawn from Trust Account to pay franchise and income taxes   1,650,455    284,670 
Cash withdrawn from Trust Account for redemption of common shares   256,887,405     
Net cash provided by investing activities   256,985,360    284,670 
           
Cash Flows from Financing Activities:          
Redemption of common shares   (256,887,405)    
Proceeds from sponsor loans issued under the Expense Advancement Agreement   993,105    717,500 
Repayment of sponsor loans issued under the Expense Advancement Agreement       (255,493)
Advances from Sponsor   677,232    2,557 
Repayment of advances from Sponsor   (5,000)   (2,557)
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities   (255,222,068)   462,007 
           
Net Change in Cash   520,739    14,610 
Cash – Beginning   10,987    7,708 
Cash – Ending  $531,636   $22,318 
           
Supplemental Disclosure of Non-cash Financing Activities:          
Remeasurement of common shares subject to redemption  $4,385,361   $979,666 
Excise tax payable attributable to redemption of common stock  $2,568,874   $ 

 

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

 

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GOAL ACQUISITIONS CORP.

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

Note 1 — Organization, Business Operations and Going Concern

 

Organization and General

 

Goal Acquisitions Corp. (the “Company”) was incorporated in Delaware on October 26, 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”). Although the Company is not limited to a particular industry or geographic region for purposes of consummating a Business Combination, the Company intends to focus on businesses that service the sports industry. 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 September 30, 2023, the Company had not yet commenced any operations. All activity from October 26, 2020 (inception) through September 30, 2023, relates to the Company’s formation and the initial public offering (“IPO”) described below, and, since the closing of the IPO, the search for a prospective initial Business Combination. The Company will not generate any operating revenues until after the completion of its initial Business Combination, at the earliest. The Company will generate non-operating income in the form of interest income on marketable securities held in the trust account and will recognize changes in the fair value of warrant liabilities as other income (expense).

 

Financing

 

The registration statement for the Company’s IPO was declared effective on February 10, 2021 (the “Effective Date”). On February 16, 2021, the Company consummated the IPO of 22,500,000 units (the “Units” and, with respect to the common stock included in the Units being offered, the “Public Shares”), at $10.00 per Unit, generating gross proceeds of $225,000,000.

 

Simultaneously with the closing of the IPO, the Company consummated the sale of 600,000 units (the “Private Units”), at a price of $10.00 per Private Unit to Goal Acquisition Sponsor, LLC (the “Sponsor”), generating total gross proceeds of $6,000,000.

 

The Company granted the underwriters in the IPO a 45-day option to purchase up to 3,375,000 additional Units to cover over-allotments, if any. On February 24, 2021, the underwriters exercised the over-allotment option in full, and the closing of the issuance and sale of the additional 3,375,000 Units (the “Over-Allotment Units”). The issuance by the Company of the Over-Allotment Units at a price of $10.00 per unit resulted in total gross proceeds of $33,750,000. On February 24, 2021, simultaneously with the issuance and sale of the Over-Allotment Units, the Company consummated the sale of an additional 67,500 Private Units (together with the IPO Private Placement, the “Private Placements”), generating gross proceeds of $675,000.

 

Transaction costs amounted to $5,695,720 consisting of $5,175,000 of underwriting discount, and $520,720 of other offering costs.

 

Trust Account

 

Following the closing of the IPO on February 16, 2021 and the underwriters’ full exercise of the over-allotment option on February 24, 2021, $258,750,000 ($10.00 per Unit) from the net proceeds of the sale of the Units in the IPO, the sale of Over-Allotment Units, and the sale of the Private Units was placed in a Trust Account, which are held as cash 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 180 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 Rule 2a-7 of the Investment Company Act, as determined by the Company, until the earlier of: (i) the completion of a Business Combination or (ii) the distribution of the funds in the Trust Account.

 

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Initial Business Combination

 

The Company will provide holders of the outstanding 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 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 anticipated to be $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 to pay its tax obligations). There will be no redemption rights upon the completion of a Business Combination with respect to the Company’s warrants. The Public Shares subject to redemption will be recorded at redemption value and classified as temporary equity upon the completion of the IPO in accordance with the Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 480 “Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity.”

 

On February 7, 2023, the Company’s stockholders approved an amendment to the Investment Management Trust Agreement (the “First Trust Agreement Amendment”), dated February 10, 2021 (the “Investment Management Trust Agreement”), by and between the Company and Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company (“Continental”), to change the date on which Continental must commence liquidation of the amount on deposit in the trust account (the “Trust Account”) established in connection with the Company’s IPO from February 16, 2023 to March 18, 2023, subject to extension by the board of directors for up to five additional thirty-day periods (the latest of which such date (August 15, 2023 if the board of directors exercises all five extensions). The Board exercised all five additional thirty-day extensions.

 

On February 7, 2023, the Company’s stockholders also approved an amendment (the “First Charter Amendment”) to the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of the Company (the “Charter”) to (i) extend the initial period of time by which the Company has to consummate an initial business combination through August 15, 2023 and (ii) make other related administrative and technical changes in the Charter, in each case, pursuant to an amendment in the form set forth in Annex A of the proxy statement the Company filed with the SEC on January 9, 2023. The Company filed the First Charter Amendment with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware on February 8, 2023.

 

In connection with the Company’s stockholders’ approval and implementation of the First Charter Amendment, the holders of 16,328,643 shares of the Company’s common stock exercised their right to redeem their shares for cash at a redemption price of approximately $10.13 per share, for an aggregate redemption amount of approximately $165,489,173. Following such redemptions, 9,546,357 Public Shares remain outstanding.

 

On August 14, 2023, the Company’s stockholders approved an amendment (the “Second Trust Agreement Amendment”) to the Investment Management Trust Agreement, dated February 10, 2021, by and between the Company Continental, to change the date on which Continental must commence liquidation of the amount on deposit in the Trust Account established in connection with the Company’s initial public offering from August 16, 2023 to August 23, 2023, subject to extension by the board of directors on a day-by-day basis, with the ability to extend up to seven days at a time in advance, for a maximum of ninety-days, which is currently November 15, 2023 as of the date of these financial statements, (the latest of which such date is referred to as the “New Termination Date”).

 

On August 14, 2023, the Company’s stockholders also approved an amendment (the “Second Charter Amendment”) to the Charter to (i) extend the initial period of time by which the Company has to consummate an initial business combination to the New Termination Date and (ii) make other administrative and technical changes in the Charter in connection with the New Termination Date, in each case, pursuant to an amendment in the form set forth in Annex A of the proxy statement. The Company filed the Second Charter Amendment with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware on August 14, 2023.

 

In connection with the stockholders’ approval and implementation of the Second Charter Amendment proposal, the holders of 8,708,098 Public Shares exercised their right to redeem their shares for cash at a redemption price of approximately $10.495 per share, for an aggregate redemption amount of $91,398,232. Following such redemptions, 838,259 Public Shares remain outstanding.

 

The Company will proceed with a Business Combination if the Company has net tangible assets of at least $5,000,001 immediately prior to or upon such consummation of a Business Combination and, if the Company seeks stockholder approval, a majority of the then outstanding shares of common stock present and entitled to vote at the meeting to approve the Business Combination 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 Charter, conduct the redemptions pursuant to the tender offer rules of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and file tender offer documents with the SEC containing substantially the same information as would be included in a proxy statement 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 Sponsor has agreed to vote its Founder Shares (as defined in Note 5) and any Public Shares purchased during or after the IPO 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 transaction or do not vote at all.

 

Notwithstanding the above, if the Company seeks stockholder approval of a Business Combination and it does not conduct redemptions pursuant to the tender offer rules, the Charter 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 15% or more of the Public Shares, without the prior consent of the Company.

 

The Sponsor and the Company’s officers and directors have agreed (a) to waive redemption rights with respect to the Founder Shares and Public Shares held by them in connection with the completion of a Business Combination and (b) not to propose an amendment to the Charter (i) to modify the substance or timing of the Company’s obligation to allow redemption in connection with the Company’s initial Business Combination and certain amendments to the Charter or 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-initial Business Combination activity, unless the Company provides the public stockholders with the opportunity to redeem their Public Shares in conjunction with any such amendment.

 

As a result of the stockholder approval of the Trust Agreement Amendment, the Company will have until the New Termination Date to complete a Business Combination (the “Combination Period”). If the Company is unable to complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period and stockholders do not approve any further amendment to the Charter to further extend this date, (or if the proposals submitted to the Company’s stockholders at the August 14, 2023 stockholder meeting are not approved), 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 (which interest shall be net of taxes payable, and 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 the Founder Shares have agreed to waive liquidation distributions with respect to such shares if the Company fails to complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period. However, if the Sponsor acquired Public Shares in or after the IPO, such Public Shares would be entitled to liquidating distributions from the Trust Account if the Company fails to complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period. 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 IPO price per Unit ($10.00).

 

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In order to protect the amounts held in the Trust Account, the Sponsor has agreed to be liable to the Company if and to the extent any claims by a vendor for services rendered or products sold to the Company, or a prospective target business with which the Company has discussed entering into a transaction agreement, reduce the amount of funds in the Trust Account to below (i) $10.00 per Public Share or (ii) such lesser amount per Public Share held in the Trust Account as of the date of the liquidation of the Trust Account due to reductions in the value of trust assets, in each case net of the interest which may be withdrawn to pay the Company’s tax obligation and up to $100,000 for liquidation expenses, except as to any claims by a third party who executed a waiver of any and all rights to seek access to the Trust Account (even if such waiver is deemed to be unenforceable) and except as to any claims under the Company’s indemnity of the underwriters of IPO 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 (with the exception of its independent registered public accountant), 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.

 

Amended and Restated Business Combination Agreement and Merger Agreement

 

On February 8, 2023, the Company entered into an Amended and Restated Business Combination Agreement (the “Amended and Restated Business Combination Agreement”) with Goal Acquisitions Nevada Corp., a Nevada corporation (“Goal Nevada”), Digital Virgo Group, a French corporation (société par actions simplifiée) (“Digital Virgo”), all shareholders of Digital Virgo (the “Digital Virgo Shareholders”), and IODA S.A., in its capacity as the “DV Shareholders Representative” (as defined in the Amended and Restated Business Combination Agreement), which amends and restates the Business Combination Agreement, dated as of November 17, 2022, by and among the Company, Digital Virgo, and certain other parties in its entirety.

 

Concurrently with the execution of the Amended and Restated Business Combination Agreement, the Company and Goal Nevada entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement”), pursuant to which the Company will, prior to the Closing (as defined in the Merger Agreement), reincorporate as a Nevada corporation by merging with and into Goal Nevada, a newly-formed wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, with Goal Nevada surviving the merger (the “Reincorporation Merger”).

 

Pursuant to the Amended and Restated Business Combination Agreement and after the consummation of the Reincorporation Merger, Digital Virgo will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Goal Nevada whereby the outstanding shares of Goal Nevada will be exchanged for shares of Digital Virgo by means of a statutory share exchange under Nevada law (the “Exchange”).

 

The Amended and Restated Business Combination Agreement and the Exchange, as well as the Merger Agreement and the Reincorporation Merger, were approved by the board of directors of the Company.

 

The Amended and Restated Business Combination Agreement contains customary representations, warranties and covenants of the parties thereto. The consummation of the transactions contemplated by the Amended and Restated Business Combination Agreement is subject to certain conditions as further described therein.

 

The Merger Agreement contains customary representations, warranties and covenants of the parties thereto. The consummation of the proposed Merger is subject to certain conditions as further described in the Merger Agreement.

 

The Reincorporation Merger and the Exchange

 

Subject to, and in accordance with, the terms and conditions of the Merger Agreement, the Company will, prior to the Closing, reincorporate as a Nevada corporation by merging with and into Goal Nevada, a newly-formed wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, with Goal Nevada surviving the merger. Each unit of the Company (which is comprised of one share of common stock of the Company and one warrant to purchase one share of common stock of the Company), share of common stock of the Company and warrant to purchase shares of common stock of the Company issued and outstanding immediately prior to the effective time of the Reincorporation Merger will be converted, respectively, into units of Goal Nevada, shares of common stock of Goal Nevada and warrants to purchase shares of common stock of Goal Nevada (respectively, “Goal Nevada Units,” “Goal Nevada Shares” and “Goal Nevada Warrants”) on a one-for-one basis, which will have substantially identical rights, preferences and privileges as the units sold in the Company’s IPO and simultaneous private placement, the Company’s common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, and the warrants which were included in the units that were sold in the Company’s IPO and simultaneous private placement.

 

Pursuant to the Amended and Restated Business Combination Agreement, subject to the satisfaction or waiver of certain conditions set forth therein, Digital Virgo will effect a series of related transactions, in each case, upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Amended and Restated Business Combination Agreement, including the following:

 

 

Prior to the Closing, Digital Virgo will convert into a French public limited company (société anonyme);

     
 

After the conversion into a French public limited company (société anonyme) and prior to the Closing, Digital Virgo and the Digital Virgo Shareholders intend to effect a placement of ordinary shares of Digital Virgo to certain institutional and other investors (the “PIPE Investors”) through both primary and/or secondary offerings (the “PIPE Investment”), including the sale of a number of Digital Virgo ordinary shares held by the Digital Virgo Shareholders in exchange for $125,000,000 in cash;

     
  Immediately after the PIPE Investment, Digital Virgo will (i) effect a reverse share split of all of its existing shares pursuant to a conversion parity which is expected to be 10 to 26, including the shares purchased by the PIPE Investors in the PIPE Investment, (ii) change the par value of all such existing shares from €0.10 to €0.26 and (iii) rename all such existing shares to Class A ordinary shares (the “Digital Virgo Class A Ordinary Shares”) (together, the “Reverse Share Split”). Immediately after the completion of the Reverse Share Split, the Digital Virgo Class A Ordinary Shares held by IODA S.A., the controlling shareholder of Digital Virgo, will be converted into Class B preferred shares, par value €0.26 per share of Digital Virgo (the “Digital Virgo Class B Shares”), on a one-for-one basis, with such shares having identical rights to the Digital Virgo Class A Ordinary Shares except that the Digital Virgo Class B Shares will have two votes for each share.

 

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Subject to, and in accordance with, the terms and conditions of the Amended and Restated Business Combination Agreement, at the Closing, (i) Digital Virgo will acquire all of the issued outstanding Goal Nevada Shares pursuant to articles of exchange filed with the Nevada Secretary of State in accordance with the Nevada Revised Statutes, whereby each issued and outstanding Goal Nevada Share will be exchanged for one Digital Virgo Class A Ordinary Share by means of the Exchange and (ii) each Goal Nevada Warrant will be automatically exchanged for one warrant issued by Digital Virgo that will be exercisable for one Digital Virgo Class A Ordinary Share. All outstanding Goal Nevada Units will be separated into their underlying securities immediately prior to the Exchange.

 

In addition, at the Closing, (i) 5,000,000 Class C preferred shares, par value €0.26 per share, of Digital Virgo (the “DV Earnout Shares”) will be issued to and deposited with one or more escrow agents and will be disbursed to the Digital Virgo Shareholders, in whole or in part, after the Closing, if both an earnout milestone based on “EBITDA” (as defined in the Amended and Restated Business Combination Agreement) and a share price milestone are met and (ii) 1,293,750 Class C preferred shares, par value €0.26 per share, of Digital Virgo (the “Sponsor Earnout Shares”) will be issued to and deposited with an escrow agent and will be disbursed to the Sponsor, after the Closing, if a share price milestone is met. The earnout milestone will be met if Digital Virgo’s EBITDA for any fiscal year ending on or before December 31, 2027 is equal or greater than $60,000,000, in which case 2,500,000 DV Earnout Escrow Shares will be released to the Digital Virgo Shareholders. The share price milestone will be met if Digital Virgo’s share price is equal to or greater than $15.00 for at least 20 out of 30 consecutive trading days (counting only those trading days in which there is trading activity) from the period starting from the date immediately following the Closing Date and ending on December 31, 2026, in which case 2,500,000 DV Earnout Escrow Shares will be released to the Digital Virgo Shareholders and all of the Sponsor Earnout Shares will be released to the Sponsor. Any DV Earnout Shares remaining in the earnout escrow account that have not been released to the Digital Virgo Shareholders will be released to Digital Virgo, and any Sponsor Earnout Shares remaining in the earnout escrow account that have not been released to the Sponsor will be released to Digital Virgo. The Class C preferred shares of Digital Virgo will have identical rights to the Digital Virgo Class A Ordinary Shares except that the Class C preferred shares will have no voting rights. If and when the Class C preferred shares are released from escrow to the Digital Virgo Shareholders or the Sponsor, as applicable, such shares shall be automatically be converted into Digital Virgo Class A Ordinary Shares, on a one-for-one basis, with full voting rights as of their respective date of disbursement by the escrow agent. “EBITDA” means the “Adjusted EBITDA” of Digital Virgo as currently calculated by Digital Virgo for its reporting requirements under its existing credit facility.

 

The Sponsor has agreed to forfeit 646,875 shares of common stock of the Company for no consideration effective as of the Closing.

 

The Company has received two notices from Digital Virgo purporting to unilaterally terminate the Amended and restated Business Combination Agreement pursuant to Section 8.03(d) of the Amended and Restated Business Combination Agreement. Since receipt of that correspondence, the Company and Digital Virgo have communicated about these matters with a view towards resolving their differences and moving forward with the transaction. As of the date of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, the Company and Digital Virgo are continuing these negotiations. 

 

Other Agreements

 

The Amended and Restated Business Combination Agreement contemplates the execution of various additional agreements and instruments, including, among others, an Amended and Restated Sponsor Support Agreement, Amended and Restated Investor Rights Agreement, and Amended and Restated Initial Shareholders Forfeiture Agreement.

 

Liquidity, Capital Resources and Going Concern

 

As of September 30, 2023, the Company had $531,636 in cash and a working capital deficit of $11,456,024. In addition, in order to finance transaction costs in connection with a Business Combination, the Company’s initial stockholders, or certain of our officers and directors may, but are not obligated to, provide us with working capital loans. There are currently no amounts outstanding under any working capital loans. See Note 5 for a description of all the Sponsor and other related party funding transactions.

 

In order to fund working capital deficiencies or finance transaction costs in connection with a Business Combination, the Sponsor or its affiliates may, but are not obligated to, loan us funds as may be required. If the Company completes a Business Combination, the Company will repay such loaned amounts. In the event that a Business Combination does not close, the Company may use a portion of the working capital held outside the trust account to repay such loaned amounts but no proceeds from the trust account would be used for such repayment. Up to $1,500,000 of such working capital loans may be convertible into units of the post Business Combination entity at a price of $10.00 per unit. The units would be identical to the Private Units. To date, the Company had no borrowings under the working capital loans.

 

The Company will need to raise additional capital through loans or additional investments from the Sponsor, stockholders, officers, directors, or third parties. The Company’s officers, directors and the 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, the Company 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 us on commercially acceptable terms, if at all.

 

In connection with the Company’s assessment of going concern considerations in accordance with Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (“FASB”) Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 205-40, “Presentation of Financial Statements - Going Concern,” the Company has until the New Termination Date, currently November 14, 2023 to consummate a business combination. On August 14, 2023, the Company’s stockholders voted and approved the Second Trust Agreement Amendment to change the date on which Continental must commence liquidation of the Trust Account to the New Termination Date. It is uncertain that the Company will be able to consummate a business combination by this time. If a business combination is not consummated by this date and an extension of the period of time the Company has to complete a business combination has not been approved by the Company’s stockholders, there will be a mandatory liquidation and subsequent dissolution of the Company. The Company has determined that the Company’s insufficient capital and mandatory liquidation, should a business combination not occur, and an extension not approved by the stockholders of the Company, and potential subsequent dissolution raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern one year from the date these unaudited condensed financial statements are issued. No adjustments have been made to the carrying amounts of assets or liabilities should the Company be required to liquidate after November 14, 2023. The Company intends to continue to complete a business combination, including the transactions contemplated by the Amended and Restated Business Combination Agreement (the “Transaction”), before the mandatory liquidation date. The Company is within 12 months of its mandatory liquidation date as of the date that these unaudited condensed financial statements were issued.

 

The Company’s unaudited condensed 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.

 

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Risks and Uncertainties

 

In February 2022, the Russian Federation and Belarus commenced a military action with the country of Ukraine. As a result of this action, various nations, including the United States, have instituted economic sanctions against the Russian Federation and Belarus. Further, the impact of this action and related sanctions on the world economy are not determinable as of the date of these unaudited condensed financial statements and the specific impact on the Company’s financial condition, results of operations, and cash flows is also not determinable as of the date of these unaudited condensed financial statements.

 

Under the current rules and regulations of the SEC the Company is not deemed an investment company for purposes of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (the “Investment Company Act”); however, on March 30, 2022, the SEC proposed new rules (the “Proposed Rules”) relating, among other matters, to the circumstances in which SPACs such as us could potentially be subject to the Investment Company Act and the regulations thereunder. The Proposed Rules provide a safe harbor for companies from the definition of “investment company” under Section 3(a)(1)(A) of the Investment Company Act, provided that a SPAC satisfies certain criteria. To comply with the duration limitation of the proposed safe harbor, a SPAC would have a limited time period to announce and complete a de-SPAC transaction. Specifically, to comply with the safe harbor, the Proposed Rules would require a company to file a Current Report on Form 8-K announcing that it has entered into an agreement with a target company for an initial business combination no later than 18 months after the effective date of the SPAC’s registration statement for its initial public offering. The company would then be required to complete its initial business combination no later than 24 months after the effective date of such registration statement.

 

There is currently uncertainty concerning the applicability of the Investment Company Act to a SPAC, which includes the Company like ours. The Company did not enter into a definitive business combination agreement within 18 months after the effective date of our registration statement relating to our IPO and there is a risk that we may not complete our initial business combination within 24 months of such date. As a result, it is possible that a claim could be made that we have been operating as an unregistered investment company. If the Company is deemed to be an investment company for purposes of the Investment Company Act, the Company may be forced to abandon our efforts to complete an initial business combination and instead be required to liquidate. If the Company is required to liquidate, the Company’s investors would not be able to realize the benefits of owning stock in a successor operating business, including the potential appreciation in the value of the Company’s stock and warrants following such a transaction.

 

Currently, the funds in the Company’s Trust account are held only 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. The Investment Company Act defines an investment company as any issuer which (i) is or holds itself out as being engaged primarily, or proposes to engage primarily, in the business of investing, reinvesting, or trading in securities; (ii) is engaged or proposes to engage in the business of issuing face-amount certificates of the installment type, or has been engaged in such business and has any such certificate outstanding; or (iii) is engaged or proposes to engage in the business of investing, reinvesting, owning, holding, or trading in securities, and owns or proposes to acquire investment securities having a value exceeding 40% of the value of its total assets (exclusive of Government securities and cash items) on an unconsolidated basis.

 

The longer that the funds in the Company’s Trust account are held in money market funds, there is a greater risk that the Company may be considered an unregistered investment company. In the event the Company is deemed an investment company under the Investment Company Act, whether based upon the Company’s activities, the investment of the Company’s funds, or as a result of the Proposed Rules being adopted by the SEC, the Company may determine that we are required to liquidate the money market funds held in the Company Trust account and may thereafter hold all funds in our trust account in cash until the earlier of consummation of the Company’s business combination or liquidation. As a result, if the Company is to switch all funds to cash, the Company will likely receive minimal interest, if any, on the funds held in the Company’s Trust account after such time, which would reduce the dollar amount our public stockholders would receive upon any redemption or liquidation of the Company.

 

Inflation Reduction Act of 2022

 

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

 

On February 7, 2023, the Company’s stockholders elected to redeem 16,328,643 shares for a total of $165,489,173 and on August 17, 2023, the Company’s stockholders elected to redeem 8,708,098 shares for a total of $91,398,232. As such the Company has recorded a 1% excise tax liability in the amount of $2,568,874 on the Company’s condensed balance sheets as of September 30, 2023. The liability does not impact the Company’s condensed statements of operations and is offset against additional paid-in capital or accumulated deficit if additional paid-in capital is not available. This excise tax liability can be offset by future share issuances within the same fiscal year which will be evaluated and adjusted in the period in which the issuances occur. Should the Company liquidate prior to December 31, 2023, the excise tax liability will not be due.

 

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

 

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Note 2 — Significant Accounting Policies

 

Basis of Presentation

 

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

 

The accompanying unaudited condensed financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on April 18, 2023. The interim results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2023 are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the year ending December 31, 2023 or for any future interim periods.

 

Emerging Growth Company Status

 

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

 

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.

 

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Use of Estimates

 

The preparation of unaudited condensed 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 unaudited condensed 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 unaudited condensed financial statements, which management considered in formulating its estimate, could change in the near term due to one or more future confirming events. Accordingly, the actual results could differ significantly from those estimates.

 

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 had no cash equivalents as of September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022.

 

Marketable Securities Held in the Trust Account

 

At September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, the Trust Account had $8,967,382 and $262,220,950 held in money market funds which are invested primarily in U.S. Treasury securities, respectively. From inception through September 30, 2023, the Company withdrew an aggregate of $1,935,125 of interest income from the Trust Account to pay its franchise and income tax obligations and $256,887,405 in connection with redemptions. During the nine months ended September 30, 2023, $1,552,500 was deposited into the Trust Account in connection with the monthly extension deposits (as discussed in Note 1).

 

Sponsor Loan Conversion Option

 

The Company accounts for its Sponsor Loan Conversion Option (as defined in Note 5) exercisable for promissory notes payable to the Sponsor issued under the Expense Advancement Agreement under ASC 815, Derivatives and Hedging (“ASC 815”). The Sponsor Loan Conversion Option qualifies as an embedded derivative under ASC 815 and is required to be reported at fair value.

 

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 Corporation coverage limit of $250,000. At September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, the Company had not experienced losses on this account.

 

Common Stock Subject to Possible Redemption

 

The Company accounts for its common stock subject to possible redemption in accordance with the guidance in ASC Topic 480 “Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity.” Common stock subject to mandatory redemption (if any) are classified as a liability instrument and are measured at fair value. Conditionally redeemable common stock (including common stock that feature redemption rights that are either within the control of the holder or subject to redemption upon the occurrence of uncertain events not solely within the Company’s control) are classified as temporary equity. At all other times, common stock is classified as stockholders’ equity. The Company’s common stock feature certain redemption rights that are considered to be outside of the Company’s control and subject to the occurrence of uncertain future events. Accordingly, as of September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, 838,259 and 25,875,000 shares of common stock subject to possible redemption are presented at redemption value as temporary equity, outside of the stockholders’ equity section of the Company’s balance sheets, respectively.

 

The Company recognizes changes in redemption value immediately as they occur. Immediately upon the closing of the IPO, 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 Stock

 

Net income (loss) per common stock is computed by dividing net income by the weighted average number of common stock outstanding for each of the periods. The calculation of diluted income (loss) per common stock does not consider the effect of the warrants that would be anti-dilutive. The warrants are exercisable to purchase 25,875,000 shares of common stock in the aggregate.

 

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:

 

   Redeemable  

Non-

Redeemable

   Redeemable  

Non-

Redeemable

   Redeemable  

Non-

Redeemable

   Redeemable  

Non-

Redeemable

 
   For the Three Months Ended September 30,   For the Nine Months Ended September 30, 
   2023   2022   2023   2022 
   Redeemable  

Non-

Redeemable

   Redeemable  

Non-

Redeemable

   Redeemable  

Non-

Redeemable

   Redeemable  

Non-

Redeemable

 
Basic and diluted net income (loss) per common stock:                                        
Numerator:                                        
Allocation of net income (loss)  $7,467   $10,109   $583,890   $164,420   $(331,773)  $(232,090)  $673,258   $189,586 
                                         
Denominator:                                        
Weighted-average shares outstanding   5,381,614    7,286,250    25,875,000    7,286,250    10,415,705    7,286,250    25,875,000    7,286,250 
                                         
Basic and diluted net income (loss) per common stock  $0.00   $0.00   $0.02   $0.02   $(0.03)  $(0.03)  $0.03   $0.03 

 

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Fair Value of Financial Instruments

 

The fair value of the Company’s assets and liabilities, which qualify as financial instruments under ASC 820, “Fair Value Measurement,” approximates the carrying amounts represented in the accompanying balance sheet, primarily due to their short-term nature, other than discussed in Note 8.

 

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 warrants, to determine if such instruments are derivatives or contain features that qualify as embedded derivatives, pursuant to ASC 480 and ASC 815-15. The classification of derivative instruments, including whether such instruments should be recorded as liabilities or as equity, is re-assessed at the end of each reporting period.

 

The Company accounts for its 667,500 private placement warrants (the “Private Placement Warrants”) included as part of the Private Units as derivative warrant liabilities in accordance with ASC 815-40. Accordingly, the Company recognizes the warrant instruments as liabilities at fair value and adjusts the instruments to fair value at each reporting period. The liabilities are subject to re-measurement at each balance sheet date until exercised or expired, and any change in fair value is recognized in the Company’s statement of operations. The fair value of warrants issued by the Company in connection with the Private Units have been estimated using Monte-Carlo simulations at each measurement date (see Note 8).

 

Income Taxes

 

The Company accounts for income taxes under ASC 740, “Income Taxes.” ASC 740, Income Taxes, requires the recognition of deferred tax assets and liabilities for both the expected impact of differences between the unaudited condensed financial statements and tax basis of assets and liabilities and for the expected future tax benefit to be derived from tax loss and tax credit carry forwards. ASC 740 additionally requires a valuation allowance to be established when it is more likely than not that all or a portion of deferred tax assets will not be realized. As of September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, the Company’s deferred tax asset had a full valuation allowance recorded against it. Our effective tax rate was 90.45% and 23.88% for the three months ended September 30, 2023 and 2022, respectively, and 364.61% and 23.20% for the nine months ended September 30, 2023 and 2022, respectively. The effective tax rate differs from the statutory tax rate of 21% for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2023 due to business combination related expenses and the valuation allowance on the deferred tax assets. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2022, the effective tax rate differs from the statutory rate of 21% due to changes in fair value in warrant liability, and the valuation allowance on the deferred tax assets.

 

ASC 740 also clarifies the accounting for uncertainty in income taxes recognized in an enterprise’s financial statements and prescribes a recognition threshold and measurement process for financial statement recognition and measurement of a tax position taken or expected to be taken in a tax return. For those benefits to be recognized, a tax position must be more-likely-than-not to be sustained upon examination by taxing authorities. ASC 740 also provides guidance on derecognition, classification, interest and penalties, accounting in interim period, disclosure and transition.

 

While ASC 740 identifies usage of an effective annual tax rate for purposes of an interim provision, it does allow for estimating individual elements in the current period if they are significant, unusual or infrequent. Computing the effective tax rate for the Company is complicated due to the potential impact of the timing of any Business Combination expenses and the actual interest income that will be recognized during the year. The Company has taken a position as to the calculation of income tax expense in a current period based on ASC 740-270-25-3.

 

The Company recognizes accrued interest and penalties related to unrecognized tax benefits as income tax expense. There were no unrecognized tax benefits and no amounts accrued for interest and penalties as of September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022. The Company is currently not aware of any issues under review that could result in significant payments, accruals or material deviation from its position.

 

The Company has identified the United States as its only “major” tax jurisdiction. The Company is subject to income taxation by major taxing authorities since inception. These examinations may include questioning the timing and amount of deductions, the nexus of income among various tax jurisdictions and compliance with federal and state tax laws. The Company’s management does not expect that the total amount of unrecognized tax benefits will materially change over the next twelve months.

 

Recent Accounting Standards

 

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

 

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

 

Note 3 — Initial Public Offering

 

The Company sold 22,500,000 Units, at a purchase price of $10.00 per Unit in its IPO on February 16, 2021. Each Unit consists of one share of common stock and one warrant to purchase one share of common stock (“Public Warrant”). Each whole Public Warrant entitles the holder to purchase one share of common stock at a price of $11.50 per share, subject to adjustment.

 

On February 16, 2021, an aggregate of $10.00 per Unit sold in the IPO was held in the Trust Account and will be held as cash 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 180 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 Rule 2a-7 of the Investment Company Act.

 

On February 24, 2021, the underwriters of the IPO exercised the over-allotment option in full to purchase 3,375,000 Units.

 

Following the closing of the IPO on February 16, 2021 and the underwriters’ full exercise of over-allotment option on February 24, 2021, $258,750,000 was placed in the Trust Account.

 

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As of September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, the common stock subject to possible redemption reflected in the condensed balance sheets are reconciled in the following table:

 

   Shares   Amount 
Common stock subject to possible redemption, January 1, 2022   25,875,000   $258,750,000 
Plus:          
Remeasurement of common stock subject to possible redemption carrying value to redemption value       2,666,732 
Common stock subject to possible redemption, December 31, 2022   25,875,000    261,416,732 
Plus:          
Remeasurement of common stock subject to possible redemption carrying value to redemption value       4,385,361 
Less:          
Redemption of common shares   (25,036,741)   (256,887,405)
Common stock subject to possible redemption, September 30, 2023   838,259   $8,914,688 

 

Note 4 — Private Units

 

Simultaneously with the closing of the IPO on February 16, 2021, the Sponsor purchased an aggregate of 600,000 Private Units at a price of $10.00 per Private Unit, for an aggregate purchase price of $6,000,000.

 

On February 24, 2021, simultaneously with the issuance and sale of the Over-Allotment Units, the Company consummated the sale of an additional 67,500 Private Units to the Sponsor, generating gross proceeds of $675,000.

 

Note 5 — Related Party Transactions

 

Founder Shares

 

On November 24, 2020, the Sponsor purchased an aggregate of 5,750,000 shares of the Company’s common stock for an aggregate price of $25,000 (the “Founder Shares”). The Founder Shares include an aggregate of up to 750,000 shares subject to forfeiture by the Sponsor to the extent that the underwriters’ over-allotment is not exercised in full or in part, so that the Sponsor will collectively own 20% of the Company’s issued and outstanding shares after the IPO (assuming the Sponsor does not purchase any Public Shares in the IPO and excluding the Private Shares). On December 16, 2020, the Company effected a stock dividend of 0.125 of a share of common stock for each outstanding share of common stock, and as a result our Sponsor holds 6,468,750 founder shares of which an aggregate of up to 843,750 shares were subject to forfeiture by the Sponsor to the extent that the underwriters’ over-allotment was not exercised in full or in part. Because of the underwriters’ full exercise of the over-allotment option on February 24, 2021, 843,750 shares are no longer subject to forfeiture.

 

The Sponsor has agreed, subject to certain limited exceptions, not to transfer, assign or sell any of the Founder Shares until after the completion of a Business Combination.

 

Promissory Note — Related Party

 

Concurrently with the filing of the Company’s registration statement on Form S-1 on January 21, 2021, the Company issued an unsecured promissory note to the Sponsor (the “Promissory Note”), pursuant to which the Company was authorized to borrow up to an aggregate principal amount of $200,000. In May 2021, the Sponsors agreed to increase the capacity (aggregate principal) on the Promissory Note to $300,000, and in August 2021, the Sponsors agreed to increase the capacity (aggregate principal) on the Promissory Note to $500,000. The Promissory Note is non-interest bearing and payable on the earliest of (i) April 30, 2021, (ii) the consummation of the IPO or (iii) the date on which the Company determines not to proceed with the IPO. As of November 4, 2021, the outstanding balance on the Promissory Note of $175,551 was consolidated into the Company’s Expense Advancement Agreement. The Company has elected to utilize the fair value option on these instruments.

 

Related Party Loans

 

In order to finance transaction costs in connection with a Business Combination, the Initial Stockholders, or certain of the Company’s officers and directors or their affiliates 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 will repay the Working Capital Loans out of the proceeds of the Trust Account released to the Company. Otherwise, the Working Capital Loans would be repaid only out of funds held outside the Trust Account. In the event that a Business Combination does not close, the Company may use a portion of proceeds held outside the Trust Account to repay the Working Capital Loans, but no proceeds held in the Trust Account would be used to repay the Working Capital Loans. Except for the foregoing, the terms of such Working Capital Loans, if any, have not been determined and no written agreements exist with respect to such loans. The Working Capital Loans would either be repaid upon consummation of a Business Combination, without interest, or, at the lender’s discretion, up to $1,500,000 of such Working Capital Loans may be convertible into units of the post Business Combination entity at a price of $10.00 per unit. The units would be identical to the Private Units. To date, the Company had no borrowings under the Working Capital Loans. At September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, no such Working Capital Loans were outstanding.

 

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Sponsor Loans Issued Under Expense Advancement Agreement

 

Effective as of November 4, 2021, upon approval of the Board of Directors, the Company entered into an Expense Advancement Agreement with Goal Acquisitions Sponsor, LLC (the “Funding Party”). Pursuant to the Expense Advancement Agreement, the Funding Party has agreed to advance to the Company from time to time, upon request by the Company, a maximum of $1,500,000 in the aggregate, in each instance issued pursuant to the terms of the form of promissory note, as may be necessary to fund the Company’s expenses relating to the investigation and selection of a target business and other working capital requirements prior to completion of any potential Business Combination. All previously outstanding commitments from the Sponsor have been consolidated under the Expense Advancement Agreement, effective November 4, 2021. The Company has elected to utilize the fair value option on these instruments. On April 28, 2023 the Company executed its first amendment to the Expense Advancement Agreement and increased the maximum funding allowable under the agreement to $2,000,000.

 

As of September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, the available balance under the Expense Advancement Agreement was $0 and $493,105, respectively. At the Sponsor’s option, at any time prior to payment in full of the principal balance of any promissory note issued under the Expense Advancement Agreement, the Sponsor may elect to convert all or any portion of the outstanding principal amount of the promissory note into that number of warrants (the “Conversion Warrants”) equal to: (i) the portion of the principal amount of the promissory note being converted, divided by (ii) $2.00, per the First Amendment to the Expense Advance Agreement, (as adjusted for any stock dividend, stock split, stock combination, reclassification or similar transaction related to the Common Stock after issuance of the promissory note, rounded up to the nearest whole number) (the “Sponsor Loan Conversion Option”).

 

As of September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022 the fair value of the Sponsor loans issued was $2,000,000 and $1,006,895, respectively, and the fair value of the Sponsor Loan Conversion Option was $0 and $0, respectively.

 

Advances – Related Party

 

During the nine months ended September 30, 2023, the Company repaid the Sponsor $5,000 for amounts advanced for other operating expenses under a separate arrangement and received $677,232 funding from the Sponsor. As of September 30, 2023 there was a $677,232 balance owed under advances – related party.

 

Note 6 — Commitments & Contingencies

 

Registration Rights

 

The holders of the Founder Shares and Representative Shares, which are the 150,000 shares of common stock issued to EarlyBirdCapital, Inc. (“EarlyBird”) and its designees prior to the consummation of the Company’s IPO, as well as the holders of the Private Units and any units that may be issued in payment of Working Capital Loans made to the Company, are entitled to registration rights pursuant to an agreement signed prior to the Effective Date of the IPO. The holders of a majority of these securities are entitled to make up to two demands that the Company register such securities. The holders of the majority of the Founder Shares can elect to exercise these registration rights at any time commencing three months prior to the date on which these shares of common stock are to be released from escrow. The holders of a majority of the Representative Shares, Private Units and units issued in payment of Working Capital Loans (or underlying securities) can elect to exercise these registration rights at any time after the Company consummates a business combination. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, EarlyBird may only make a demand on one occasion and only during the five-year period beginning on the Effective Date of the IPO. In addition, the holders have certain “piggy-back” registration rights with respect to registration statements filed subsequent to the consummation of a Business Combination; provided, however, that EarlyBird may participate in a “piggy-back” registration only during the seven-year period beginning on the Effective Date of the IPO. The Company will bear the expenses incurred in connection with the filing of any such registration statements.

 

Business Combination Marketing Agreement

 

In connection with the IPO, the Company engaged EarlyBird as an advisor in connection with a Business Combination to assist the Company in holding meetings with its stockholders to discuss the potential Business Combination and the target business’ attributes, introduce the Company to potential investors that are interested in purchasing the Company’s securities in connection with a Business Combination, assist the Company in obtaining stockholder approval for the Business Combination and assist the Company with its press releases and public filings in connection with the Business Combination. The Company agreed to pay EarlyBird a cash fee for such services upon the consummation of a Business Combination in an amount equal to 3.5% of the gross proceeds of the IPO (exclusive of any applicable finders’ fees which might become payable). The agreement was subsequently revised as discussed below.

 

On November 5, 2021 the Company entered into an agreement with EarlyBird together with JMP Securities LLC (“JMP”) and JonesTrading Institutional Services LLC (“JonesTrading”) (together, the “Advisors”) to assist the Company in the possible private placement of equity securities and/or debt securities to provide financing to the Company in connection with a Business Combination. The Company shall pay the Advisors a cash fee (the “Transaction Fee”) equal to the greater of (A) $4,000,000, or (B) 5% of the gross proceeds received from the sale of securities to parties that are not excluded investors as set forth in the agreement. All fees paid to the Advisors hereunder shall be paid 40% to JMP, 30% to JonesTrading, and 30% to EarlyBird. The Transaction Fee shall be paid to the Advisors by withholding such fee from the proceeds received.

 

Deferred Legal Fees

 

As of September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, the Company has incurred legal costs of $4,803,133 and $2,931,887, respectively, related to its prospective initial Business Combination. These costs are deferred until the completion of the Company’s initial Business Combination and are included in accounts payable and accrued expenses on the Company’s condensed balance sheets.

 

Service Provider Agreements

 

From time to time the Company has entered into and may enter into agreements with various services providers and advisors, including investment banks, to help us identify targets, negotiate terms of potential Business Combinations, consummate a Business Combination and/or provide other services. In connection with these agreements, the Company may be required to pay such service providers and advisors fees in connection with their services to the extent that certain conditions, including the closing of a potential Business Combination, are met. If a Business Combination does not occur, the Company would not expect to be required to pay these contingent fees. There can be no assurance that the Company will complete a Business Combination. On July 6, 2023, the Company entered into an agreement with an advisor for an aggregate fee of $1,000,000 that will become due and payable upon consummation of the Company’s initial Business Combination.

 

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Note 7 — Stockholders’ Deficit

 

Preferred Stock — The Company is authorized to issue 1,000,000 shares of preferred stock with a par value of $0.0001 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 September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, there were no shares of preferred stock issued or outstanding.

 

Common Stock — The Company is authorized to issue 100,000,000 shares of common stock with a par value of $0.0001 per share. On December 16, 2020, the Company effected a stock dividend of 0.125 of a share of common stock for each outstanding share of common stock, and as a result our Sponsor holds 6,468,750 founder shares of which an aggregate of up to 843,750 shares were subject to forfeiture by the Sponsor to the extent that the underwriters’ over-allotment was not exercised in full or in part. Because of the underwriters’ full exercise of the over-allotment option on February 24, 2021, 843,750 shares are no longer subject to forfeiture. The Company considered the above stock dividend to be in substance a stock split due to the dividend being part of the Company’s initial capitalization. The dividend was therefore valued at par and offset to additional paid-in capital. At September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, there were 7,286,250 shares of common stock issued and outstanding, excluding 838,259 and 25,875,000 shares of common stock subject to possible redemption, respectively.

 

Warrants — The Public Warrants will become exercisable 30 days after the completion of a Business Combination. No warrants will be exercisable for cash unless the Company has an effective and current registration statement covering the shares of common stock issuable upon exercise of the warrants and a current prospectus relating to such shares of common stock. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if a registration statement covering the shares of common stock issuable upon exercise of the Public Warrants is not effective within a specified period following the consummation of a Business Combination, warrant holders may, until such time as there is an effective registration statement and during any period when the Company shall have failed to maintain an effective registration statement, exercise warrants on a cashless basis pursuant to the exemption provided by Section 3(a)(9) of the Securities Act, provided that such exemption is available. If that exemption, or another exemption, is not available, holders will not be able to exercise their warrants on a cashless basis. The Public Warrants will expire five years after the completion of a Business Combination or earlier upon redemption or liquidation.

 

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

 

  in whole and not in part;
     
  at a price of $0.01 per warrant;
     
  upon not less than 30 days’ prior written notice of redemption to each warrant holder (the “30-day redemption period”);
     
  if, and only if, the closing price of the common stock equals or exceeds $18.00 per share (as adjusted for stock splits, stock capitalizations, reorganizations, recapitalizations and the like) for any 20 trading days within a 30-trading day period commencing once the warrants become exercisable and ending three business days before the Company sends to the notice of redemption to the warrant holders; and
     
  if, and only if, there is a current registration statement in effect with respect to the share of common stock underlying such warrants.

 

If the Company calls the Public Warrants for redemption, management will have the option to require all holders that wish to exercise the Public Warrants to do so on a “cashless basis,” as described in the warrant agreement.

 

In addition, if (x) the Company issues additional shares of common stock or equity-linked securities for capital raising purposes in connection with the closing of a Business Combination at an issue price or effective issue price of less than $9.20 per share of common stock (with such issue price or effective issue price to be determined in good faith by the Company’s board of directors, and in the case of any such issuance to the Sponsor or their affiliates, without taking into account any Founder Shares held by them prior to such issuance), (y) the aggregate gross proceeds from such issuances represent more than 60% of the total equity proceeds, and interest thereon, available for the funding of a Business Combination on the date of the consummation of a Business Combination (net of redemptions), and (z) the volume weighted average trading price of the Company’s common stock during the 20 trading day period starting on the trading day prior to the day on which the Company consummates 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 greater of (i) the Market Value or (ii) the price at which we issue the additional shares of common stock or equity-linked securities.

 

The exercise price and number of shares of common stock issuable on exercise of the warrants may be adjusted in certain circumstances including in the event of a stock dividend, extraordinary dividend or our recapitalization, reorganization, merger or consolidation. However, the warrants will not be adjusted for issuances of shares of common stock at a price below their respective exercise prices. Additionally, in no event will the Company be required to net cash settle the warrants. If the Company is unable to complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period and the Company liquidates the funds held in the Trust Account, holders of warrants will not receive any of such funds with respect to their warrants, nor will they receive any distribution from the Company’s assets held outside of the Trust Account with the respect to such warrants. Accordingly, the warrants may expire worthless.

 

The Private Warrants are identical to the Public Warrants underlying the Units being sold in the IPO, except that the Private Warrants and the common stock issuable upon the exercise of the Private 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 Warrants are exercisable on a cashless basis and are non-redeemable so long as they are held by the initial purchasers or their permitted transferees. If the Private Warrants are held by someone other than the initial purchasers or their permitted transferees, the Private Warrants are redeemable by the Company and exercisable by such holders on the same basis as the Public Warrants.

 

Representative Shares The Representative Shares have been deemed compensation by FINRA and are therefore subject to a lock-up for a period of 180 days immediately following the Effective Date of the registration statement related to the IPO pursuant to FINRA Rule 5110(g)(1). Pursuant to FINRA Rule 5110(g)(1), these securities will not be the subject of any hedging, short sale, derivative, put or call transaction that would result in the economic disposition of the securities by any person for a period of 180 days immediately following the Effective Date of the registration statements related to the IPO, nor may they be sold, transferred, assigned, pledged or hypothecated for a period of 180 days immediately following the Effective Date of the registration statements related to the IPO except to any underwriter and selected dealer participating in the IPO and their bona fide officers or partners.

 

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The holders of the Representative Shares have agreed not to transfer, assign or sell any such shares until the completion of a Business Combination. In addition, the holders have agreed (i) to waive their conversion rights (or right to participate in any tender offer) with respect to such shares in connection with the completion of a Business Combination and (ii) to waive their rights to liquidating distributions from the Trust Account with respect to such shares if the Company fails to complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period.

 

Note 8 — Fair Value Measurements

 

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

 

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

 

The following table presents information about the Company’s assets that are measured at fair value on a recurring basis at September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022 and indicates the fair value hierarchy of the valuation inputs the Company utilized to determine such fair value:

 

   September 30,  

Quoted

Prices In

Active

Markets

  

Significant

Other

Observable

Inputs

   Significant Other
Unobservable Inputs
 
   2023   (Level 1)   (Level 2)   (Level 3) 
Description                    
Assets:                    
Marketable securities held in the trust account  $8,967,382   $8,967,382   $                    $                
Liabilities:                    
Warrant liabilities   19,296            19,296 
Sponsor Loan Conversion Option                

 

   December 31,  

Quoted

Prices In

Active

Markets

  

Significant

Other

Observable

Inputs

   Significant Other
Unobservable Inputs
 
   2022   (Level 1)   (Level 2)   (Level 3) 
Description                    
Assets:                    
Marketable securities held in the trust account  $262,220,950   $262,220,950   $              $                
Liabilities:                    
Warrant liabilities   34,043            34,043 
Sponsor Loan Conversion Option                

 

Warrant Liabilities

 

The Company utilizes a Monte Carlo simulation model to value the Private Placement Warrants at each reporting period, with changes in fair value recognized in the statement of operations. The estimated fair value of the warrant liability is determined using Level 3 inputs. Inherent in a binomial options pricing model are assumptions related to expected share-price volatility, expected life, risk-free interest rate and dividend yield. The Company estimates the volatility of its common stock based on historical volatility of comparable companies that matches the expected remaining life of the warrants. The risk-free interest rate is based on the U.S. Treasury zero-coupon yield curve on the grant date for a maturity similar to the expected remaining life of the warrants. The expected life of the warrants is assumed to be equivalent to their remaining contractual term. The dividend rate is based on the historical rate, which the Company anticipates to remain at zero.

 

The aforementioned warrant liabilities are not subject to qualified hedge accounting. There were no transfers between Levels 1, 2 or 3 during the period ended September 30, 2023.

 

   September 30,
2023
   December 31,
2022
 
Stock price  $10.51   $10.06 
Strike price  $11.50   $11.50 
Term (in years)   5.31    5.27 
Volatility   3.60%   9.70%
Risk-free rate   5.47%   4.75%
Dividend yield   0.00%   0.00%

 

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The following table presents the changes in the fair value of warrant liabilities for the nine months ended September 30, 2023:

 

   Private Placement Warrants 
Fair value as of December 31, 2022  $34,043 
Change in fair value   219 
Fair value as of March 31, 2023  $34,262 
Change in fair value   (17,161)
Fair value as of June 30, 2023  $17,101 
Change in fair value   2,195 
Fair value as of September 30, 2023  $19,296 

 

Sponsor Loan Conversion Option

 

The Company established the fair value for the Sponsor Loan Conversion Option using a Monte-Carlo method model, which is considered to be a Level 3 fair value measurement.

 

The following table provides quantitative information regarding Level 3 fair value measurements for the Sponsor Loan Conversion Option:

 

   September 30,
2023
   December 31,
2022
 
Stock price  $10.51   $10.06 
Strike price of warrants  $11.50   $11.50 
Strike price of debt conversion  $1.50   $1.50 
Term (in years)   5.31    5.28 
Volatility   3.6%   9.70%
Risk-free rate   5.54%   3.99%

 

There was no change in fair value for the Sponsor Loan Conversion Option for the period ended September 30, 2023. There were no transfers in or out of Level 3 from other levels in the fair value hierarchy during the period ended September 30, 2023 for the Sponsor Loan Conversion Option.

 

Note 9 — Subsequent Events

 

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

 

On November 8, 2023, the Company held a meeting and approved an amendment to the Charter (the “Third Charter Amendment”) to extend the initial period of time by which the Company has to consummate an initial business combination to February 10, 2024.  In connection with the stockholders’ approval and implementation of the Third Charter Amendment proposal, the holders of 571,909 Public Shares exercised their right to redeem their shares for cash. As of the date of these financial statements the Company along with its trustee are finalizing the redemption payout. Following such redemptions, 266,360 Public Shares will remain outstanding.

 

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

 

This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q includes forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations and beliefs concerning future developments and their potential effects on us. There can be no assurance that future developments affecting us will be those that we have anticipated. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties (some of which are beyond our control) or other assumptions that may cause actual results or performance to be materially different from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Our forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding our or our management team’s expectations, hopes, beliefs, intentions or strategies regarding the future. In addition, any statements that refer to projections, forecasts or other characterizations of future events or circumstances, including any underlying assumptions, are forward-looking statements. The words “anticipate,” “believe,” “continue,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intends,” “may,” “might,” “plan,” “possible,” “potential,” “predict,” “project,” “should,” “would” and similar expressions may identify forward-looking statements, but the absence of these words does not mean that a statement is not forward-looking. Factors that might cause or contribute to such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, those set forth in the Risk Factors section of the Company’s final prospectus for the Company’s initial public offering filed with the SEC on February 11, 2021 and the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on April 18, 2023. The following discussion should be read in conjunction with our financial statements and related notes thereto included elsewhere in this report.

 

Overview

 

We are a blank check company incorporated on October 26, 2020 as a Delaware corporation and 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 (“Business Combination”). The registration statement for the Company’s IPO was declared effective by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on February 10, 2021. On February 16, 2021, the Company consummated the IPO of 22,500,000 units (the “Units”) at a price of $10.00 per Unit, for total gross proceeds of $225,000,000. On February 24, 2021, the underwriters exercised the over-allotment option in full resulting in the closing of the issuance and sale of an additional 3,375,000 Units (the “Over-Allotment Units”). The issuance by the Company of the Over-Allotment Units at a price of $10.00 per unit resulted in total gross proceeds of $33,750,000. Each Unit consists of one shares of common stock, $0.0001 par value, and one redeemable warrant entitling its holder to purchase one share of common stock at a price of $11.50 per share.

 

Simultaneously with the closing of the IPO, the Company consummated the sale of 600,000 units (the “Private Units”), at a price of $10.00 per Private Unit. On February 24, 2021, simultaneously with the issuance and sale of the Over-Allotment Units, the Company consummated the sale of an additional 67,500 Private Units (together with the IPO Private Placement, the “Private Placements”), generating gross proceeds of $6,675,000.

 

Results of Operations

 

For the three months ended September 30, 2023, we had a net income of $17,576. We had investment income of $727,593 on the amount held in the Trust Account and a $2,195 loss on the change in the fair value of the warrant liability. We incurred $541,446 of operating costs and business combination expenses. We also incurred a $166,376 provision for income taxes.

 

For the three months ended September 30, 2022, we had net income of $748,310. We had investment income of $1,167,939 on the amount held in Trust. We recognized a $40,503 gain on the change in the fair value of the warrant liability. We incurred $225,368 of operating costs. We also incurred a $234,764 provision for income taxes.

 

For the nine months ended September 30, 2023, we had a net loss of $563,863. We had investment income of $3,731,792 on the amount held in the Trust Account. We recognized a $14,747 gain on the change in the fair value of the warrant liability. We incurred $3,533,446 of operating costs and business combination expenses. We also incurred a $776,956 provision for income taxes.

 

For the nine months ended September 30, 2022, we had net income of $862,844. We had investment income of $1,543,418 on the amounts held in Trust. We recognized a $343,550 gain on the change in the fair value of the warrant liability. We incurred $763,453 of operating costs. We also incurred a $260,671 provision for income taxes.

 

Proposed Business Combination

 

On February 8, 2023, we entered into an Amended and Restated Business Combination Agreement (the “Amended and Restated Business Combination Agreement”) with Goal Acquisitions Nevada Corp., a Nevada corporation (“Goal Nevada”), Digital Virgo Group, a French corporation (société par actions simplifiée) (“Digital Virgo”), all shareholders of Digital Virgo (the “Digital Virgo Shareholders”), and IODA S.A., in its capacity as the “DV Shareholders Representative” (as defined in the Amended and Restated Business Combination Agreement), which amends and restates the Business Combination Agreement, dated as of November 17, 2022, by and among the Company, Digital Virgo, and certain other parties in its entirety.

 

Concurrently with the execution of the Amended and Restated Business Combination Agreement, the Company and Goal Nevada entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement”), pursuant to which the Company will, prior to the Closing (as defined in the Merger Agreement), reincorporate as a Nevada corporation by merging with and into Goal Nevada, a newly-formed wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, with Goal Nevada surviving the merger (the “Reincorporation Merger”).

 

Pursuant to the Amended and Restated Business Combination Agreement and after the consummation of the Reincorporation Merger, Digital Virgo will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Goal Nevada whereby the outstanding shares of Goal Nevada will be exchanged for shares of Digital Virgo by means of a statutory share exchange under Nevada law (the “Exchange”).

 

The Amended and Restated Business Combination Agreement and the Exchange, as well as the Merger Agreement and the Reincorporation Merger, were approved by the board of directors of the Company.

 

The Amended and Restated Business Combination Agreement contains customary representations, warranties and covenants of the parties thereto. The consummation of the transactions contemplated by the Amended and Restated Business Combination Agreement is subject to certain conditions as further described therein.

 

The Merger Agreement contains customary representations, warranties and covenants of the parties thereto. The consummation of the proposed Merger is subject to certain conditions as further described in the Merger Agreement.

 

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Extension and Redemptions

 

On February 7, 2023, our stockholders approved an amendment (the “First Trust Agreement Amendment”) to the Investment Management Trust Agreement, dated February 10, 2021 (the “Investment Management Trust Agreement”), by and between the Company and Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company (“Continental”), to change the date on which Continental must commence liquidation of the amount on deposit in the trust account (the “Trust Account”) established in connection with the Company’s initial public offering from February 16, 2023 to March 18, 2023, subject to extension by the board of directors for up to five additional thirty-day periods (the latest of which such date is August 15, 2023 if the board of directors exercises all five extensions). The Board exercised all five additional thirty-day extensions.

 

On February 7, 2023, our stockholders also approved an amendment (the “First Charter Amendment”) to the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of the Company (the “Charter”) to (i) extend the initial period of time by which the Company has to consummate an initial business combination to through August 15, 2023 and (ii) make other related administrative and technical changes in the Charter, in each case, pursuant to an amendment in the form set forth in Annex A of the proxy statement that the Company filed with the SEC on January 9, 2023. The Company filed the First Charter Amendment with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware on February 8, 2023.

 

In connection with our stockholders’ approval and implementation of the Charter Amendment Proposal, the holders of 16,328,643 Public Shares exercised their right to redeem their shares for cash at a redemption price of approximately $10.13 per share, for an aggregate redemption amount of approximately $165,489,173. Following such redemptions, 9,546,357 Public Shares remain outstanding.

 

On August 14, 2023, our stockholders approved an amendment (the “Second Trust Agreement Amendment”) to the Investment Management Trust Agreement, dated February 10, 2021, by and between us and Continental, to change the date on which Continental must commence liquidation of the amount on deposit in the Trust Account established in connection with the Company’s initial public offering from August 16, 2023 to August 23, 2023, subject to extension by the board of directors on a day-by-day basis, with the ability to extend up to seven days at a time in advance, for a maximum of ninety-days, currently November 14, 2023 (the latest of which such date is referred to as the “New Termination Date”).

 

On August 14, 2023, our stockholders also approved an amendment (the “Second Charter Amendment”) to the “Charter to (i) extend the initial period of time by which we have to consummate an initial business combination to the New Termination Date and (ii) make other administrative and technical changes in the Charter in connection with the New Termination Date, in each case, pursuant to an amendment in the form set forth in Annex A of the proxy statement. We filed the Second Charter Amendment with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware on August 14, 2023.

 

In connection with the stockholders’ approval and implementation of the Second Charter Amendment proposal, the holders of 8,708,098 Public Shares exercised their right to redeem their shares for cash at a redemption price of approximately $10.495 per share, for an aggregate redemption amount of $91,398,232. Following such redemptions, 838,259 Public Shares remain outstanding.

 

See the proxy statements filed by us with the SEC on January 9, 2023 and July 27, 2023 and the Current Report on Form 8-K filed by us with the SEC on February 8, 2023 and August 14, 2023 for additional information.

 

Liquidity, Capital Resources and Going Concern

 

As of September 30, 2023, we had $531,636 in cash and a working capital deficit of $11,456,024. In addition, in order to finance transaction costs in connection with a Business Combination, our initial stockholders, or certain of our officers and directors may, but are not obligated to, provide us with working capital loans (see Note 5 of the accompanying unaudited condensed financial statements). There are currently no amounts outstanding under any working capital loans.

 

In addition, in May 2021, we received a commitment letter from the Sponsor whereby the Sponsor committed to fund any working capital shortfalls through the earlier of an initial Business Combination or our liquidation. The loans would be issued as required and each loan would be evidenced by a promissory note, up to an aggregate of $300,000. In August 2021, we received a new commitment letter from the Sponsor to increase such loan amount up to $500,000. The loans will be non-interest bearing, unsecured and payable upon the consummation of our initial Business Combination or at the holder’s discretion, convertible into warrants of the Company at a price of $2.00 per warrant.

 

Effective as of November 4, 2021, upon approval of the Board of Directors, we entered into an Expense Advancement Agreement with Goal Acquisitions Sponsor, LLC (the “Funding Party”). Pursuant to the Expense Advancement Agreement, the Funding Party has agreed to advance to us from time to time, upon request by us, a maximum of $1,500,000 in the aggregate, in each instance issued pursuant to the terms of a promissory note, as may be necessary to fund our expenses relating to the investigation and selection of a target business and other working capital requirements prior to completion of any potential Business Combination. On April 28, 2023 the Company executed its first amendment to the Expense Advancement Agreement and increased the maximum funding allowable under the agreement to $2,000,000.

 

Pursuant to the terms of the Expense Advancement Agreement, if we complete a Business Combination, we will repay all outstanding loaned amounts. No interest accrues on the unpaid principal balance of any Promissory Note. The Funding Party cannot seek repayment from the trust account for amounts owed under the Expense Advancement Agreement. All loans from the Funding Party are convertible into warrants to purchase shares of common stock (the “Conversion Warrants”), at the option of the Funding Party. The number of Conversion Warrants granted will be equal to the portion of the principal amount of the Promissory Note being converted, divided by $2.00, as amended per First Amendment to the Expense Advance Agreement, (as adjusted for any stock dividend, stock split, stock combination, reclassification or similar transaction related to our common stock occurring after the date of the Expense Advancement Agreement), rounded up to the nearest whole number of shares. The Conversion Warrants shall be identical to those warrants that were issued in a private placement that closed concurrently with our initial public offering. The holders of Conversion Warrants or shares of common stock underlying the Conversion Warrants are entitled to certain demand and piggyback registration rights pursuant to the terms of the Expense Advancement Agreement. All previously outstanding commitments from the Sponsor have been consolidated under the Expense Advancement Agreement, effective November 4, 2021.

 

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Until consummation of its Business Combination, the Company will be using the funds not held in the trust account, and any additional Working Capital Loans for identifying and evaluating prospective acquisition candidates, performing business due diligence on prospective target businesses, traveling to and from the offices, plants or similar locations of prospective target businesses, reviewing corporate documents and material agreements of prospective target businesses, selecting the target business to acquire and structuring, negotiating and consummating the Business Combination.

 

In order to fund working capital deficiencies or finance transaction costs in connection with a Business Combination, our Sponsor or its affiliates may, but are not obligated to, loan us funds as may be required. If we complete a Business Combination, we will 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 working capital loans may be convertible into units of the post Business Combination entity at a price of $10.00 per unit. The units would be identical to the Private Units. To date, the Company had no borrowings under the working capital loans.

 

We will need to raise additional capital through loans or additional investments from the Sponsor, stockholders, officers, directors, or third parties. Our officers, directors and the Sponsor may, but are not obligated to, loan us funds, from time to time or at any time, in whatever amount they deem reasonable in their sole discretion, to meet our working capital needs. Accordingly, we may not be able to obtain additional financing. If we are unable to raise additional capital, we may be required to take additional measures to conserve liquidity, which could include, but not necessarily be limited to, curtailing operations, suspending the pursuit of a potential transaction, and reducing overhead expenses. We cannot provide any assurance that new financing will be available to us on commercially acceptable terms, if at all. These conditions raise substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern one year from the date that our unaudited condensed financial statements included in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q are issued.

 

In connection with the Company’s assessment of going concern considerations in accordance with Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (“FASB”) Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 205-40, “Presentation of Financial Statements - Going Concern,” the Company has until the New Termination Date, currently November 14, 2023 to consummate a business combination. On August 14, 2023, the Company’s stockholders approved another amendment to the Investment Management Trust Agreement to change the date on which Continental must commence liquidation of the Trust Account to the New Termination Date. It is uncertain that we will be able to consummate a business combination by this time. If a business combination is not consummated by this date and an extension of the period of time the Company has to complete a business combination has not been approved by the Company’s stockholders, there will be a mandatory liquidation and subsequent dissolution of the Company. We have determined that our insufficient capital and mandatory liquidation, should a business combination not occur, and an extension not approved by the stockholders of the Company, and potential subsequent dissolution raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern one year from the date these unaudited condensed financial statements are issued. No adjustments have been made to the carrying amounts of assets or liabilities should the Company be required to liquidate after November 14, 2023. We intend to continue to complete a business combination, including the Transaction, before the mandatory liquidation date. The Company is within 12 months of its mandatory liquidation date as of the time of filing of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.

 

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Our unaudited condensed 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.

 

In February 2022, the Russian Federation and Belarus commenced a military action with the country of Ukraine. As a result of this action, various nations, including the United States, have instituted economic sanctions against the Russian Federation and Belarus. Further, the impact of this action and related sanctions on the world economy are not determinable as of the date of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and the specific impact on the Company’s financial condition, results of operations, and cash flows is also not determinable as of the date of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.

 

Under the current rules and regulations of the SEC we are not deemed an investment company for purposes of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (the “Investment Company Act”); however, on March 30, 2022, the SEC proposed new rules (the “Proposed Rules”) relating, among other matters, to the circumstances in which SPACs such as us could potentially be subject to the Investment Company Act and the regulations thereunder. The Proposed Rules provide a safe harbor for companies from the definition of “investment company” under Section 3(a)(1)(A) of the Investment Company Act, provided that a SPAC satisfies certain criteria. To comply with the duration limitation of the proposed safe harbor, a SPAC would have a limited time period to announce and complete a de-SPAC transaction. Specifically, to comply with the safe harbor, the Proposed Rules would require a company to file a Current Report on Form 8-K announcing that it has entered into an agreement with a target company for an initial business combination no later than 18 months after the effective date of the SPAC’s registration statement for its initial public offering. The company would then be required to complete its initial business combination no later than 24 months after the effective date of such registration statement.

 

There is currently uncertainty concerning the applicability of the Investment Company Act to a SPAC, including a company like ours. We did not enter into a definitive business combination agreement within 18 months after the effective date of our registration statement relating to our initial public offering and there is a risk that we may not complete our initial business combination within 24 months of such date. As a result, it is possible that a claim could be made that we have been operating as an unregistered investment company. If we were deemed to be an investment company for purposes of the Investment Company Act, we may be forced to abandon our efforts to complete an initial business combination and instead be required to liquidate. If we are required to liquidate, our investors would not be able to realize the benefits of owning stock in a successor operating business, including the potential appreciation in the value of our stock and warrants following such a transaction.

 

Currently, the funds in our trust account are held only 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. The Investment Company Act defines an investment company as any issuer which (i) is or holds itself out as being engaged primarily, or proposes to engage primarily, in the business of investing, reinvesting, or trading in securities; (ii) is engaged or proposes to engage in the business of issuing face-amount certificates of the installment type, or has been engaged in such business and has any such certificate outstanding; or (iii) is engaged or proposes to engage in the business of investing, reinvesting, owning, holding, or trading in securities, and owns or proposes to acquire investment securities having a value exceeding 40% of the value of its total assets (exclusive of Government securities and cash items) on an unconsolidated basis.

 

The longer that the funds in the trust account are held in money market funds, there is a greater risk that we may be considered an unregistered investment company. In the event we are deemed an investment company under the Investment Company Act, whether based upon our activities, the investment of our funds, or as a result of the Proposed Rules being adopted by the SEC, we may determine that we are required to liquidate the money market funds held in our trust account and may thereafter hold all funds in our trust account in cash until the earlier of consummation of our business combination or liquidation. As a result, if we were to switch all funds to cash, we will likely receive minimal interest, if any, on the funds held in our trust account after such time, which would reduce the dollar amount our public stockholders would receive upon any redemption or liquidation of our Company.

 

Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates

 

This management’s discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operations is based on our unaudited condensed financial statements, which have been prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP. The preparation of these unaudited condensed 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 unaudited condensed 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:

 

Warrant Liabilities

 

We account for the warrants issued in connection with our initial public offering in accordance with Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 815-40, Derivatives and Hedging—Contracts in Entity’s Own Equity (“ASC 815”), under which the warrants do not meet the criteria for equity classification and must be recorded as liabilities. As the warrants meet the definition of a derivative as contemplated in ASC 815, the Warrants are measured at fair value at inception and at each reporting date in accordance with ASC 820, Fair Value Measurement, with changes in fair value recognized in the Statement of Operations in the period of change.

 

Common stock subject to possible redemption

 

The Company accounts for its common stock subject to possible redemption in accordance with the guidance in ASC Topic 480 “Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity.” Common stock subject to mandatory redemption is classified as a liability instrument and is measured at fair value. Conditionally redeemable common stock (including common stock that features redemption rights that are either within the control of the holder or subject to redemption upon the occurrence of uncertain events not solely within the Company’s control) is classified as temporary equity. At all other times, common stock is classified as stockholders’ equity. The Company’s 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. As of both September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, 838,259 and 25,875,000 shares of common stock subject to possible redemption are presented at redemption value as temporary equity, outside of the stockholders’ equity section of the Company’s condensed balance sheets.

 

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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. Increases or decreases in the carrying amount of redeemable common stock are affected by charges against additional paid-in capital and accumulated deficit.

 

Net Income (Loss) Per Common Share

 

The Company has one class of common stock. The common stock sold in the IPO is subject to possible redemption. The 25,875,000 common stock underlying the outstanding warrants were excluded from diluted earnings per common stock for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2023 and 2022 because the warrants are contingently exercisable, and the contingencies have not yet been met. As a result, diluted net income (loss) per common share is the same as basic net income (loss) per common share for the periods.

 

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

 

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

 

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

 

JOBS Act

 

On April 5, 2012, the JOBS Act was signed into law. The JOBS Act contains provisions that, among other things, relax certain reporting requirements for qualifying public companies. We qualify as an “emerging growth company” under the JOBS Act and are allowed to comply with new or revised accounting pronouncements based on the effective date for private (not publicly traded) companies. We elected to delay the adoption of new or revised accounting standards, and as a result, we may not comply with new or revised accounting standards on the relevant dates on which adoption of such standards is required for non-emerging growth companies. As a result, our financial statements may not be comparable to companies that comply with new or revised accounting pronouncements as of public company effective dates.

 

As an “emerging growth company”, we are not required to, among other things, (i) provide an auditor’s attestation report on our system of internal controls over financial reporting pursuant to Section 404, (ii) provide all of the compensation disclosure that may be required of non-emerging growth public companies under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, (iii) comply with any requirement that may be adopted by the PCAOB regarding mandatory audit firm rotation or a supplement to the auditor’s report providing additional information about the audit and the financial statements (auditor discussion and analysis), and (iv) disclose certain executive compensation related items such as the correlation between executive compensation and performance and comparisons of the CEO’s compensation to median employee compensation. These exemptions will apply for a period of five years following the completion of our initial public offering or until we are no longer an “emerging growth company,” whichever is earlier.

 

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Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

 

As a smaller reporting company, we are not required to provide the information required by 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 and accounting officer, we conducted an evaluation of the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures as of the end of the fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2023, as such term is defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”). Based on this evaluation, our principal executive officer and principal financial and accounting officer have concluded that during the period covered by this report, our disclosure controls and procedures were not effective.

 

We have identified a deficiency in our internal controls over financial reporting which we determined was a material weakness. Our internal controls did not detect an error in the classification related to complex financial instruments. The Company has begun to develop a remediation plan which is more fully described below.

 

Remediation Plan

 

After identifying the material weakness, we have commenced our remediation efforts by taking the following steps:

 

  We have expanded and improved our review process for complex securities and related accounting standards.
     
  We have increased communication among our personnel and third-party professionals with whom we consult regarding complex accounting applications.
     
  We are establishing additional monitoring and oversight controls designed to ensure the accuracy and completeness of our financial statements and related disclosures.

 

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 September 30, 2023 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.

 

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PART II – OTHER INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Legal Proceedings

 

None.

 

Item 1A. Risk Factors.

 

As a smaller reporting company, we are not required to provide the information required by this Item.

 

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

 

None.

 

Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities

 

None.

 

Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 5. Other Information

 

Rule 10b5-1 Trading Plans

 

During the fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2023, none of the Company’s directors or executive officers adopted or terminated any contract, instruction or written plan for the purchase or sale of Company securities that was intended to satisfy the affirmative defense conditions of Rule 10b5-1(c) or any “non-Rule 10b5-1 trading arrangement.”

 

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Item 6. Exhibits.

 

Exhibit

Number

  Description
     
2.1#   Amended and Restated Business Combination Agreement, dated as of February 8, 2023, by and among Goal Acquisitions Corp., Goal Acquisitions Nevada Corp., Digital Virgo Group, all shareholders of Digital Virgo Group, and IODA S.A. (Incorporated by referenced to Exhibit 2.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 10, 2023).
     
2.2   Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of February 8, 2023, by and between Goal Acquisitions Corp. and Goal Acquisitions Nevada Corp. (Incorporated by referenced to Exhibit 2.2 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 10, 2023).
     
3.1   Amendment to the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of Goal Acquisitions Corp. dated February 8, 2023 (Incorporated by referenced to Exhibit 3.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 13, 2023).
     
31.1*   Certification of Chief Executive Officer Pursuant to Rules 13a-14(a) and 15d-14(a) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as Adopted Pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
     
31.2*   Certification of Chief Financial Officer Pursuant to Rules 13a-14(a) and 15d-14(a) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as Adopted Pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
     
32.1**   Certification of Chief 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 Chief 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 - the instance document does not appear in the Interactive Data File because its XBRL tags are embedded within the Inline XBRL document.
     
101.SCH*   Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document
     
101.CAL*   Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document
     
101.DEF*   Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document
     
101.LAB*   Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document
     
101.PRE*   Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document
     
104*   Cover Page Interactive Data File (Formatted as Inline XBRL and contained in Exhibit 101)

 

* Filed herewith.
** This certification is being furnished solely to accompany this report pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, and is not being filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and is not to be incorporated by reference into any filings of the Registrant, whether made before or after the date hereof, regardless of any general incorporation language in such filing.
# The schedules to this Exhibit have been omitted in accordance with Regulation S-K Item 601(b)(2). The Company hereby undertakes to furnish supplementally a copy of any omitted schedule to the SEC upon its request; provided, however, that the Company may request confidential treatment for any such schedules so furnished.

 

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SIGNATURES

 

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

 

  GOAL ACQUISITIONS CORP.
     
Date: November 13, 2023 By: /s/ William T. Duffy
  Name: William T. Duffy
  Title: Chief Financial Officer
    (Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)

 

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