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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 March 31, 2022
 
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the transition period from
                    
to
                    
Commission
File No. 001-39440
 
 
RedBall Acquisition Corp.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
 
 
Cayman Islands
 
N/A
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
 
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
   
667 Madison Avenue,
New York, New York
 
10065
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
 
(Zip Code)
(212)-235-1000
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
N/A
(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)
 
 
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
 
Title of each class
 
Trading
Symbol(s)

 
Name of each exchange
on which registered
Units, each consisting of one Class A ordinary share, par value $0.0001, and one-third of one redeemable warrant
 
RBAC.U
 
The New York Stock Exchange
Class A ordinary shares, par value $0.0001 per share
 
RBAC
 
The New York Stock Exchange
Redeemable warrants, each warrant exercisable for one Class A ordinary share, each at an exercise price of $11.50 per share
 
RBAC WS
 
The New York Stock Exchange
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act: None
 
 
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 May
13
, 2022, there were 57,500,000 Class A ordinary shares, par value $0.0001, and 14,375,000 Class B ordinary shares, $0.0001 par value, issued and outstanding.
 
 
 

REDBALL ACQUISITION CORP.
Quarterly Report on Form
10-Q
Table of Contents
 
        
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PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION
 
Item 1.
Financial Statements
REDBALL ACQUISITION CORP.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
    
March 31, 2022
   
December 31, 2021
 
    
(unaudited)
       
Assets
                
Current assets:
                
Cash
   $ 238,140     $ 458,388  
Prepaid expenses
     77,268       111,642  
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Total current assets
     315,408       570,030  
Cash and Investments held in Trust Account
     575,535,954       575,487,805  
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Total Assets
  
$
575,851,362
 
 
$
576,057,835
 
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Liabilities, Class A Ordinary Shares Subject to Possible Redemption and Shareholders’ Deficit:
                
Current liabilities:
                
Accrued expenses
   $ 6,712,199     $ 4,570,260  
Accounts payable
     1,207,940       1,225,309  
Due to related party
     124,215       447,271  
Note payable - related party
     400,000           
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Total current liabilities
     8,444,354       6,242,840  
Derivative warrant liabilities
     44,341,140       52,473,450  
Deferred underwriting commissions
     20,125,000       20,125,000  
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Total liabilities
     72,910,494       78,841,290  
     
Commitments and Contingencies
                
     
Class A ordinary shares, par value $0.0001;
57,500,000 shares subject to possible redemption at $10.00  value as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021
     575,000,000       575,000,000  
     
Shareholders’ Deficit
                
Preference shares, $0.0001 par value; 1,000,000 shares authorized; none issued or outstanding as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021
                  
Class A ordinary shares, $0.0001 par value; 400,000,000 shares authorized as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021; no
non-redeemable
shares issued or outstanding
                  
Class B ordinary shares, $0.0001 par value; 40,000,000 shares authorized; 14,375,000 shares issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021
     1,438       1,438  
Additional
paid-in
capital
                  
Accumulated deficit
     (72,060,570     (77,784,893
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Total shareholders’ deficit
  
 
(72,059,132
 
 
(77,783,455
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Total Liabilities, Class A Ordinary shares Subject to Possible Redemption and Shareholders’ Deficit
  
$
575,851,362
 
 
$
576,057,835
 
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.
 
1

REDBALL ACQUISITION CORP.
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
    
For the Three Months Ended March 31,
 
    
2022
   
2021
 
General and administrative expenses
   $ 2,381,136     $ 497,751  
Administrative expenses - related party
     75,000       75,000  
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Loss from operations
     (2,456,136     (572,751
     
Other income:
                
Change in fair value of derivative warrant liabilities
     8,132,310       25,955,990  
Net gain from investments held in Trust Account
     48,149       83,961  
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Total other income
     8,180,459       26,039,951  
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Net income
   $ 5,724,323     $ 25,467,200  
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Basic and diluted weighted average shares outstanding of Class A ordinary shares
     57,500,000       57,500,000  
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Basic and diluted net income per ordinary share, Class A
   $ 0.08     $ 0.35  
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Basic and diluted weighted average shares outstanding of Class B ordinary shares
     14,375,000       14,375,000  
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Basic and diluted net income per ordinary share, Class B
   $ 0.08     $ 0.35  
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.
 
2

REDBALL ACQUISITION CORP.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN SHAREHOLDERS’ DEFICIT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
    
For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2022
 
           
Additional
          
Total
 
    
Class B Ordinary Shares
    
Paid-in
    
Accumulated
   
Shareholders’
 
    
Shares
    
Amount
    
Capital
    
Deficit
   
Deficit
 
Balance - December 31, 2021
  
 
14,375,000
 
  
$
1,438
 
  
$
  
 
  
$
(77,784,893
 
$
(77,783,455
Net incom
e
     —          —          —          5,724,323       5,724,323  
    
 
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Balance - March 31, 2022 (unaudited)
  
 
14,375,000
 
  
$
1,438
 
  
$
  
 
  
$
(72,060,570
 
$
(72,059,132
    
 
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
    
For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2021
 
           
Additional
          
Total
 
    
Class B Ordinary Shares
    
Paid-in
    
Accumulated
   
Shareholders’
 
    
Shares
    
Amount
    
Capital
    
Deficit
   
Deficit
 
Balance - December 31, 2020
  
 
14,375,000
 
  
$
1,438
 
  
$
  
 
  
$
(84,561,995
 
$
(84,560,557
Net incom
e
     —          —          —          25,467,200       25,467,200  
    
 
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Balance - March 31, 2021 (unaudited)
  
 
14,375,000
 
  
$
1,438
 
  
$
  
 
  
$
(59,094,795
 
$
(59,093,357
    
 
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.
 
3
REDBALL ACQUISITION CORP.
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
    
For the Three Months Ended March 31,
 
    
2022
   
2021
 
Cash Flows from Operating Activities:
                
Net income
   $ 5,724,323     $ 25,467,200  
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash used in operating activities:
                
Change in fair value of derivative warrant liabilities
     (8,132,310     (25,955,990
Net gain from investments held in Trust Account
     (48,149     (83,961
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
                
Prepaid expenses
     34,374       42,953  
Accounts payable
     (17,369     (3,028
Accrued expenses
     2,141,939       295,354  
Due to related party
     (323,056     (92,666
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Net cash used in operating activities
     (620,248     (330,138
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Cash Flows from Financing Activities:
                
Proceeds from note payable to related parties
     400,000           
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Net cash provided by financing activities
     400,000           
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Net decrease in cash
     (220,248     (330,138
     
Cash - beginning of the period
     458,388       1,601,324  
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Cash - end of the period
  
$
238,140
 
 
$
1,271,186
 
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.
 
 
4

REDBALL ACQUISITION CORP.
NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
NOTE 1. DESCRIPTION OF ORGANIZATION AND BUSINESS OPERATIONS
RedBall Acquisition Corp. (the “Company”, or “RedBall”) is a blank check company incorporated in the Cayman Islands on June 10, 2020. The Company was incorporated for the purpose of effecting a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses that the Company had not yet identified (“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 in the sports, media and data analytics sectors, with a focus on professional sports franchises. The Company is an “emerging growth company,” as defined in Section 2(a) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), as modified by the Jumpstart our Business Startups Act of 2012 (the “JOBS Act”).
At March 31, 2022, the Company had not yet commenced operations. All activity for the period from June 10, 2020 (inception) through March 31, 2022, relates to the Company’s formation and its preparation for the initial public offering (“Initial Public Offering”), which is described below, and since the Initial Public Offering, the search for a prospective initial business combination. The Company will not generate any operating revenue until after the completion of its initial business combination, at the earliest. The Company generates
non-operating
interest income from the investments held in the Trust Account (as defined below). The Company has selected December 31 as its fiscal year end.
The Company’s sponsor is RedBall SponsorCo LP, a Cayman Islands exempted limited partnership (“Sponsor”). The registration statement for the Company’s Initial Public Offering was declared effective on August 12, 2020. On August 17, 2020, the Company consummated its Initial Public Offering of 57,500,000 units (“Units” and, with respect to the Class A ordinary shares included in the Units being offered, the “Public Shares”), including the 7,500,000 Units as a result of the underwriters’ full exercise of their over-allotment option, at $10.00 per Unit, generating gross proceeds of $575.0 million, and incurring offering costs of approximately $32.4 million, inclusive of approximately $20.1 million in deferred underwriting commissions (Note 5).
Simultaneously with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, the Company consummated the private placement (“Private Placement”) of 9,566,667 warrants at a price of $1.50 per warrant (“Private Placement Warrants”) to the Sponsor, generating gross proceeds of approximately $14.4 million (Note 4).
Upon the closing of the Initial Public Offering and the Private Placement, $575.0 million ($10.00 per Unit) of the net proceeds of the Initial Public Offering and certain of the proceeds of the Private Placement were placed in a trust account (“Trust Account”) and invested in United States “government securities” within the meaning of Section 2(a)(16) of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the “Investment Company Act”), having a maturity of 185 days or less or in money market funds meeting certain conditions under Rule
2a-7
promulgated under the Investment Company Act which invest only in direct U.S. government treasury obligations, until the earlier of: (i) the completion of a Business Combination and (ii) the distribution of the Trust Account as described below.
The Company’s management has broad discretion with respect to the specific application of the net proceeds of its Initial Public Offering and the sale of Private Placement Warrants, although substantially all of the net proceeds are intended to be applied generally toward consummating a business combination. The Company’s initial business combination must be with one or more operating businesses or assets with a fair market value equal to at least 80% of the net assets held in the Trust Account (as defined below) (net of amounts disbursed to the Company’s management for working capital purposes and excluding the amount of any deferred underwriting discount held in trust) at the time the Company signs a definitive agreement in connection with the initial business combination. However, the Company will only complete a business combination if the post-transaction company owns or acquires 50% or more of the outstanding voting securities of the target or otherwise acquires a controlling interest in the target sufficient for it not to be required to register as an investment company under the Investment Company Act 1940, as amended, or the Investment Company Act.
 
5

REDBALL ACQUISITION CORP.
NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
 
The Company will provide its holders of its ordinary shares (the “Public Shareholders”) with the opportunity to redeem all or a portion of their Public Shares upon the completion of a business combination either (i) in connection with a shareholder meeting called to approve the business combination or (ii) by means of a tender offer. The decision as to whether the Company will seek shareholder approval of a business combination or conduct a tender offer will be made by the Company, solely in its discretion. The Public Shareholders will be entitled to redeem their Public Shares for a pro rata portion of the amount then in the Trust Account (initially at $10.00 per share, plus any pro rata interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account and not previously released to the Company to pay its tax obligations). The
per-share
amount to be distributed to Public Shareholders who redeem their Public Shares will not be reduced by the deferred underwriting commissions the Company will pay to the underwriters (as discussed in Note 5). These Public Shares were recorded at a redemption value and classified as temporary equity upon the completion of the Initial Public Offering, in accordance with the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (“FASB”) Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 480 “Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity” (“ASC 480”).
In such case, the Company will proceed with a business combination if the Company has net tangible assets of at least $5,000,001 upon such consummation of a business combination and a majority of the shares voted are voted in favor of the business combination. If a shareholder vote is not required by law and the Company does not decide to hold a shareholder vote for business or other legal reasons, the Company will, pursuant to the amended and restated memorandum and articles of association which will be adopted by the Company upon the consummation of the Initial Public Offering (the “Amended and Restated Memorandum and Articles of Association”), conduct the redemptions pursuant to the tender offer rules of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), and file tender offer documents with the SEC prior to completing a business combination. If, however, a shareholder approval of the transactions is required by law, or the Company decides to obtain shareholder 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. Additionally, each Public Shareholder may elect to redeem their Public Shares irrespective of whether they vote for or against the proposed transaction. If the Company seeks shareholder approval in connection with a business combination, the holders of the Founder Shares prior to this Initial Public Offering (the “Initial Shareholders”) agreed to vote their Founder Shares (as defined in Note 4) and any Public Shares purchased during or after the Initial Public Offering in favor of a business combination. In addition, the Initial Shareholders agreed to waive their redemption rights with respect to their Founder Shares and Public Shares in connection with the completion of a business combination. In addition, the Company has agreed not to enter into a definitive agreement regarding an initial business combination without the prior consent of the Sponsor.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Company’s Amended and Restated Memorandum and Articles of Association provides that a Public Shareholder, together with any affiliate of such shareholder or any other person with whom such shareholder is acting in concert or as a “group” (as defined under Section 13 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”)), will be restricted from redeeming its shares with respect to more than an aggregate of 20% of the Class A ordinary shares sold in the Initial Public Offering, without the prior consent of the Company.
The Company’s Sponsor, executive officers, directors and director nominees agreed not to propose an amendment to the Company’s Amended and Restated Memorandum and Articles of Association that would affect the substance or timing of the Company’s obligation to provide for the redemption of its Public Shares in connection with a business combination or to redeem 100% of its Public Shares if the Company does not complete a business combination, unless the Company provides the Public Shareholders with the opportunity to redeem their Class A ordinary shares in conjunction with any such amendment.
If the Company is unable to complete a business combination by August 17, 2022 (the “Combination Period”), the Company will (i) cease all operations except for the purpose of winding up, (ii) as promptly as reasonably possible but not more than ten business days thereafter, redeem the Public Shares, at a
per-share
price, payable in cash, equal to the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account, including interest (which interest shall be net of taxes payable and up to $100,000 of interest to pay dissolution expenses), divided by the number of then issued and outstanding Public Shares, which redemption will completely extinguish Public Shareholders’ rights as shareholders (including the right to receive further liquidation distributions, if any) and (iii) as promptly as reasonably possible following such redemption, subject to the approval of the Company’s remaining shareholders and the Company’s board of directors, liquidate and dissolve, subject, in the case of clauses (ii) and (iii), to the Company’s obligations under Cayman Islands law to provide for claims of creditors and in all cases subject to the other requirements of applicable law.
 
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REDBALL ACQUISITION CORP.
NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
 
In connection with the redemption of 100% of the Company’s outstanding Public Shares for a portion of the funds held in the Trust Account, each holder will receive a full pro rata portion of the amount then in the Trust Account, plus any pro rata interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account and not previously released to the Company to pay the Company’s taxes payable (less up to $100,000 of interest to pay dissolution expenses).
The Initial Shareholders agreed to waive their liquidation rights with respect to the Founder Shares if the Company fails to complete a business combination within the Combination Period. However, if the Initial Shareholders should acquire Public Shares in or after the Initial Public Offering, they will be entitled to liquidating distributions from the Trust Account with respect to such Public Shares if the Company fails to complete a business combination within the Combination Period. The underwriters agreed to waive their rights to their deferred underwriting commission (see Note 5) held in the Trust Account in the event the Company does not complete a business combination within the Combination Period and, in such event, such amounts will be included with the funds held in the Trust Account that will be available to fund the redemption of the Company’s Public Shares. In the event of such distribution, it is possible that the per share value of the residual assets remaining available for distribution (including Trust Account assets) will be only $10.00 per share initially held in the Trust Account. In order to protect the amounts held in the Trust Account, the Sponsor has agreed that it will be liable to the Company if and to the extent any claims by a third party for services rendered or products sold to the Company, or a prospective target business with which the Company has entered into a written letter of intent, confidentiality or other similar agreement or business combination agreement, reduce the amount of funds in the Trust Account to below the lesser of (i) $10.00 per Public Share and (ii) the actual amount per Public Share held in the trust account as of the date of the liquidation of the Trust Account, if less than $10.00 per share due to reductions in the value of the trust assets, less taxes payable, provided that such liability will not apply to any claims by a third party or prospective target business who executed a waiver of any and all rights to the monies held in the Trust Account (whether or not such waiver is enforceable) nor will it apply to any claims under the Company’s indemnity of the underwriters of the Initial Public Offering against certain liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act. In the event that an executed waiver is deemed to be unenforceable against a third party, the Sponsor will not be responsible to the extent of any liability for such third-party claims. The Company will seek to reduce the possibility that the Sponsor will have to indemnify the Trust Account due to claims of creditors by endeavoring to have vendors, service providers (except the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm), prospective target businesses or other entities with which the Company does business, execute agreements with the Company waiving any right, title, interest or claim of any kind in or to monies held in the Trust Account.
Proposed Business Combination
On October 13, 2021, the Company entered into a Business Combination Agreement and Plan of Reorganization (the “Business Combination Agreement”), which was later amended on March 28, 2022, with Showstop Merger Sub I Inc. a Delaware corporation and a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company (“Merger Sub One”), Showstop Merger Sub II LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company (“Merger Sub Two”), and SeatGeek, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“SeatGeek”), as fully disclosed in a Current Report on Form
8-Ks
filed with the SEC on March 30, 2022 and October 13, 2021.
The obligations of the parties to consummate the transactions contemplated by the Business Combination Agreement (together with the other agreements and transactions contemplated by the Business Combination Agreement, the “Business Combination”) are subject to the satisfaction or waiver of certain customary closing conditions. On May 
10
, 2022, the SEC declared effective the registration statement containing the definitive proxy statement/prospectus relating to the Business Combination. The Company has scheduled the shareholder meeting at which shareholders are being asked to approve the Business Combination and other related matters for June 
1
, 2022. Assuming that the shareholders approve the Business Combination and related matters and that all other conditions to the closing of the Business Combination are satisfied or waived, it is expected that the closing of the Business Combination will occur in early June.
1
Going Concern Consideration
The Company incurred and expects to incur additional significant costs in pursuit of its financing and acquisition plans, including the proposed Business Combination with SeatGeek. As of March 31, 2022, the Company had approximately $238,000 in cash held outside Trust Account and a working capital deficit of $
8.1
 million.
In connection with the Company’s assessment of going concern considerations in accordance with FASB ASC Topic
205-40,
“Presentation of Financial Statements- Going Concern,” the Company has until August 17, 2022, to consummate a business combination. It is uncertain that the Company will be able to consummate a business combination by this time, and if a business combination is not consummated by this date, then there will be a mandatory liquidation and subsequent dissolution of the Company. Management has determined that the liquidity condition and mandatory liquidation, should a business combination not occur, and potential subsequent dissolution raises substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern.
 
1
 
Specific dates are current estimates and are subject to update to reflect actual timing of the effective date.
 
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NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
 
Management intends to complete the proposed Business Combination with SeatGeek prior to August 17, 2022. The Sponsor continues to have cash on hand that could be available for loans to the Company. The Sponsor has no obligation to provide further funding to the Company. Management believes it could obtain additional funding from the Sponsor. No adjustments have been made to the carrying amounts of assets or liabilities should the Company be required to liquidate after August 17,
2022
.
Risks and Uncertainties
Management continues to evaluate the impact of the
COVID-19
pandemic and has concluded that, while it is reasonably possible that the virus could have a negative effect on the Company’s financial position, results of its operations, close of the business combination and/or search for a target company, the specific impact is not readily determinable as of the date of these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements. The unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty.
In February 2022, the Russian Federation 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 financial statements. 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 consolidated financial statements.
NOTE 2. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES
Basis of Presentation and Principles of Consolidation
The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements are presented in U.S. dollars in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) for interim financial information and with the instructions to Form
10-Q
and Article 8 of Regulation
S-X
and pursuant to the rules and regulations of the SEC. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by GAAP. In the opinion of management, the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements reflect all adjustments, which include only normal recurring adjustments necessary for the fair statement of the balances and results for the periods presented. The accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements of the Company include its wholly owned subsidiary in connection with the planned merger. All intercompany accounts and transactions are eliminated in consolidation. Operating results for the three months ended March 31, 2022 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected through December 31, 2022 or any future period.
The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited financial statements and notes thereto included in the Annual Report on Form
10-K
filed by the Company with the SEC on February 25, 2022 (the “2021 Form
10-K”).
Emerging Growth Company
As an emerging growth company, the Company 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 of 2002, reduced disclosure obligations regarding executive compensation in its periodic reports and proxy statements, and exemptions from the requirements of holding a nonbinding advisory vote on executive compensation and shareholder approval of any golden parachute payments not previously approved.
Further, Section 102(b)(1) of the JOBS Act exempts emerging growth companies from being required to comply with new or revised financial accounting standards until private companies (that is, those that have not had a Securities Act registration statement declared effective or do not have a class of securities registered under the Exchange Act) are required to comply with the new or revised financial accounting standards. The JOBS Act provides that an emerging growth company can elect to opt out of the extended transition period and comply with the requirements that apply to
non-emerging
growth companies but any such 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 unaudited condensed consolidated 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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NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
 
Use of Estimates
The preparation of unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the unaudited condensed consolidated 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 consolidated 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. There were no cash equivalents as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021.
Concentration of Credit Risk
Financial instruments that potentially subject the Company to concentration of credit risk consist of a cash account in a financial institution which, at times may exceed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation coverage of $250,000, and investments held in Trust Account. The Company had not experienced losses on this account and management believes the Company is not exposed to significant risks on such account.
Investments Held in the Trust Account
The Company’s portfolio of investments is comprised of U.S. government securities, within the meaning set forth in Section 2(a)(16) of the Investment Company Act, with a maturity of 185 days or less, or investments in money market funds that invest in U.S. government securities and generally have a readily determinable fair value, or a combination thereof. When the Company’s investments held in the Trust Account are comprised of U.S. government securities, the investments are classified as trading securities. When the Company’s investments held in the Trust Account are comprised of money market funds, the investments are recognized at fair value. Trading securities and investments in money market funds are presented on the condensed consolidated balance sheets at fair value at the end of each reporting period. Gains and losses resulting from the change in fair value of these securities is included in net gain/(loss) from investments held in Trust Account in the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated statements of operations. The estimated fair values of investments held in the Trust Account are determined using available market information.
Fair Value of Financial Instruments
Fair value is defined as the price that would be received for sale of an asset or paid for transfer of a liability, in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. GAAP establishes a three-tier fair value hierarchy, which prioritizes the inputs used in measuring fair value. The hierarchy gives the highest priority to unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities (Level 1 measurements) and the lowest priority to unobservable inputs (Level 3 measurements). These tiers include:
 
   
Level 1, defined as observable inputs such as quoted prices (unadjusted) for identical instruments in active markets;
 
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NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
 
   
Level 2, defined as inputs other than quoted prices in active markets that are either directly or indirectly observable such as quoted prices for similar instruments in active markets or quoted prices for identical or similar instruments in markets that are not active; and
 
   
Level 3, defined as unobservable inputs in which little or no market data exists, therefore requiring an entity to develop its own assumptions, such as valuations derived from valuation techniques in which one or more significant inputs or significant value drivers are unobservable.
In some circumstances, the inputs used to measure fair value might be categorized within different levels of the fair value hierarchy. In those instances, the fair value measurement is categorized in its entirety in the fair value hierarchy based on the lowest level input that is significant to the fair value measurement.
As of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, the carrying values of cash, prepaid expenses, accounts payable, accrued expenses, and due to related party approximate their fair values primarily due to the short-term nature of the instruments. See Note 9 for the fair value of the warrant liabilities.
Offering Costs Associated with Initial Public Offering
Offering costs consisted of legal, accounting, underwriting fees and other costs incurred through the Initial Public Offering that were directly related to the Initial Public Offering. Offering costs were allocated to the separable financial instruments issued in the Initial Public Offering based on a relative fair value basis, compared to total proceeds received. Offering costs associated with derivative warrant liabilities were expensed as incurred and presented as
non-operating
expenses in the statement of operations. Offering costs associated with the Class A ordinary shares issued were charged against the carrying value of the shares of Class A ordinary shares upon the completion of the Initial Public Offering. The Company classifies deferred underwriting commissions as
non-current
liabilities as their liquidation is not reasonably expected to require the use of current assets or require the creation of current liabilities.
Derivative Warrant Liabilities
The Company does not use derivative instruments to hedge exposures to cash flow, market, or foreign currency risks. The Company evaluates all of its financial instruments, including issued stock purchase warrants, to determine if such instruments are derivatives or contain features that qualify as embedded derivatives, pursuant to ASC 480 and FASB ASC Topic 815, “Derivatives and Hedging” (“ASC 815”). 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 warrants issued in connection with the Initial Public Offering (the “Public Warrants”) and the Private Placement Warrants are recognized as derivative liabilities in accordance with ASC 815. Accordingly, the Company recognizes the warrant instruments as liabilities at fair value and adjusts the instruments to fair value at each reporting period. The liabilities are subject to
re-measurement
at each balance sheet date until exercised, and any change in fair value is recognized in the condensed consolidated statements of operations. The fair value of the Public Warrants, exercise of the over-allotment option and Private Placement Warrants were initially and subsequently measured at fair value using a Monte Carlo simulation model and the Black-Scholes model. Beginning as of October 2020, the fair value of Public Warrants had been measured based on the listed market price of such warrants. The determination of the fair value of the derivative warrant liabilities may be subject to change as more current information becomes available and accordingly the actual results could differ significantly.
Class A Ordinary Shares Subject to Possible Redemption
The Company accounts for its Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption in accordance with the guidance in ASC 480. Shares of Class A ordinary shares subject to mandatory redemption (if any) are classified as liability instruments and are measured at fair value. Shares of conditionally redeemable Class A ordinary shares (including Class A ordinary shares that feature redemption rights that are either within the control of the holder or subject to redemption upon the occurrence of uncertain events not solely within the Company’s control) are classified as temporary equity. At all other times, shares of Class A ordinary shares are classified as shareholders’ equity. The Company’s Class A ordinary shares feature certain redemption rights that are considered to be outside of the Company’s control and subject to the occurrence of uncertain future events. Accordingly, at March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, an aggregate of 57,500,000 shares of Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption are presented as temporary equity, outside of the shareholders’ equity section of the Company’s condensed consolidated balance sheets.
 
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REDBALL ACQUISITION CORP.
NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
 
The Company recognizes changes in redemption value immediately as they occur and adjusts the carrying value of the Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption to equal the redemption value at the end of each reporting period. This method would view the end of the reporting period as if it were also the redemption date for the security. Effective with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, the Company recognized the accretion from initial book value to redemption amount, which resulted in charges against additional
paid-in
capital (to the extent available) and accumulated deficit.
Net Income Per Ordinary Share
The Company complies with accounting and disclosure requirements of FASB ASC Topic 260, “Earnings Per Share.” The Company has two classes of shares, which are referred to as Class A ordinary shares and Class B ordinary shares.
Income and losses are shared pro rata between the two classes of shares. This presentation assumes a business combination as the most likely outcome. Net income per ordinary share is calculated by dividing the net income by the weighted average shares of ordinary shares outstanding for the respective period.
The Company did not consider the effect of the warrants issued in connection with the Initial Public Offering and the Private Placement to purchase an aggregate of 28,733,334 shares of ordinary shares in the calculation of diluted income per share because their exercise is contingent upon future events. Accretion associated with the redeemable Class A ordinary shares is excluded from earnings per shares as the redemption value approximates fair value.
The following tables reflects present a reconciliation of the numerator and denominator used to compute basic and diluted net income per share for each class of ordinary shares:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
    
For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2022
    
For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2021
 
    
Class A
    
Class B
    
Class A
    
Class B
 
Basic and diluted net income per ordinary share:
                                   
Numerator:
                                   
Allocation of net income
   $ 4,579,458      $ 1,144,865      $ 20,373,760      $ 5,093,440  
         
Denominator:
                                   
Basic and diluted weighted average ordinary shares outstanding
     57,500,000        14,375,000        57,500,000        14,375,000  
    
 
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
 
Basic and diluted net income per ordinary share
   $ 0.08      $ 0.08      $ 0.35      $ 0.35  
    
 
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
 
Income Taxes
FASB ASC Topic 740 prescribes a recognition threshold and a measurement attribute for the financial statement recognition and measurement of tax positions taken or expected to be taken in a tax return. For those benefits to be recognized, a tax position must be
more-likely-than-not
to be sustained upon examination by taxing authorities. The Company’s management determined that the Cayman Islands is the Company’s only major tax jurisdiction. The Company recognizes accrued interest and penalties related to unrecognized tax benefits as income tax expense. There were no unrecognized tax benefits and no amounts accrued for interest and penalties as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021. The Company is currently not aware of any issues under review that could result in significant payments, accruals or material deviation from its position.
 
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REDBALL ACQUISITION CORP.
NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
 
There is currently no taxation imposed on income by the Government of the Cayman Islands. In accordance with Cayman federal income tax regulations, income taxes are not levied on the Company. Consequently, income taxes are not reflected in the Company’s unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements. 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 Pronouncements
The Company’s management does not believe that any recently issued, but not yet effective, accounting standards if currently adopted would have a material effect on the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.
NOTE 3. INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERING
On August 17, 2020, the Company consummated its Initial Public Offering of 57,500,000 Units, including the 7,500,000 Units as a result of the underwriters’ full exercise of their over-allotment option, at $10.00 per Unit, generating gross proceeds of $575.0 million, and incurring offering costs of approximately $32.4 million, inclusive of approximately $20.1 million in deferred underwriting commissions.
Each Unit consists of one Class A ordinary share, and
one-third
of one redeemable warrant (each, a “Public Warrant”). Each Public Warrant entitles the holder to purchase one Class A ordinary share at a price of $11.50 per share, subject to adjustment (see Note 6).
NOTE 4. RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS
Founder Shares
On June 10, 2020, the Company issued 14,375,000 Class B ordinary shares to the Sponsor (the “Founder Shares”) in exchange for a payment of $25,000 by the Sponsor to cover for certain offering costs on behalf of the Company. The holders of the Founder Shares agreed to forfeit up to an aggregate of 1,875,000 Founder Shares, on a pro rata basis, to the extent that the option to purchase additional units is not exercised in full by the underwriters, so that the Founder Shares would represent 20% of the Company’s issued and outstanding shares after the Initial Public Offering. The underwriters fully exercised the over-allotment option on August 17, 2020; thus, these Founder Shares were no longer subject to forfeiture.
The Initial Shareholders agreed not to transfer, assign or sell any of their Founder Shares until the earlier to occur of: (i) one year after the completion of the initial business combination or (ii) the date on which the Company completes a liquidation, merger, share exchange or other similar transaction after the initial business combination that results in all of the shareholders having the right to exchange their Class A ordinary shares for cash, securities or other property. Any permitted transferees will be subject to the same restrictions and other agreements of the initial shareholders with respect to any Founder Shares. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if the closing price of the Class A ordinary shares equals or exceeds $12.00 per share (as adjusted for share splits, share capitalizations, reorganizations, recapitalizations and the like) for any 20 trading days within any
30-trading
day period commencing at least 150 days after the initial business combination, the Founder Shares will be released from the
lock-up.
Private Placement Warrants
Simultaneously with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, the Company consummated the Private Placement of 9,566,667 Private Placement Warrants at a price of $1.50 per Private Placement Warrant to the Sponsor, generating gross proceeds of approximately $14.4 million.
Each whole Private Placement Warrant is exercisable for one whole ordinary share at a price of $11.50 per share. A portion of the proceeds from the Private Placement Warrants were added to the proceeds from the Initial Public Offering held in the Trust Account. If the Company does not complete a business combination within the Combination Period, the Private Placement Warrants will expire worthless. The Private Placement Warrants will be
non-redeemable
and exercisable on a cashless basis so long as they are held by the Sponsor or its permitted transferees.
 
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REDBALL ACQUISITION CORP.
NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
 
The Sponsor and the Company’s officers and directors agreed, subject to limited exceptions, not to transfer, assign or sell any of their Private Placement Warrants until 30 days after the completion of the initial business combination.
Related Party Loans
On June 10, 2020, the Sponsor agreed to loan the Company up to $300,000 to be used for the payment of costs related to the Initial Public Offering pursuant to a promissory note (the “First Note”). The First Note was
non-interest
bearing and payable on the earlier of December 31, 2020 or the completion of the Initial Public Offering. The Company borrowed approximately $236,000 under the First Note, and then fully repaid the Note on August 19, 2020.
On February 23, 2022, the Sponsor funded a loan to the Company in the principal amount of $400,000 and the Company issued a promissory note (the “Second Note”) in like principal amount to the Sponsor. The Second Note bears no interest and is due upon the earlier of (i) the date on which the Company consummates its initial business combination and (ii) August 17, 2022. The Sponsor agreed to waive any right, title, interest or claim of any kind in or to any distribution from the Trust Account with respect to the Second Note.
In addition, in order to fund working capital deficiencies or finance transaction costs in connection with a business combination, the Sponsor or an affiliate of the Sponsor, or certain of the Company’s officers and directors may, but are not obligated to, loan the Company additional funds as may be required (“Working Capital Loans”). If the Company completes a business combination, it would repay the Working Capital Loans out of the proceeds of the trust account released to it. 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, if any, to repay the Working Capital Loans but no proceeds held in the trust account would be used to repay the Working Capital 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 $1.5 million of such Working Capital Loans may be convertible into warrants of the post-business combination entity at a price of $1.50 per warrant. The warrants would be identical to the private placement warrants. The currently outstanding $400,000 Sponsor loan does not provide the Sponsor with this option. 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. As of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, there is no outstanding Working Capital Loan.
Due to Related Party
In addition to providing funds to the Company, the Sponsor also paid for expenses on behalf of the Company. As of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, outstanding balance for such advances were approximately $124,000 and $447,000, respectively, included in due to related party in current liabilities, on the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheets.
Executive Compensation
None of the Company’s officers or directors receive cash compensation for services rendered. However, under the terms of the Company’s agreement with Richard Scudamore for his service as a director, the Company will pay $100,000 to
Mr. Scudamore upon the completion of the business combination. This amount has not been reflected in the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheets as it is contingent upon the success of a business combination. 
Administrative Support Agreement
On August 12, 2020, the Company entered into an agreement with the Sponsor, pursuant to which the Company agreed to pay the Sponsor a total of $25,000 per month for office space, utilities, secretarial and administrative support services provided to members of the management team. Upon completion of a business combination or the Company’s liquidation, the Company will cease paying these monthly fees. The Company incurred $75,000 of such fees in the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021, included as administrative fees-related party on the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated statements of operations. As of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, the Company had an outstanding unpaid balance of $50,000 and $125,000 in connection with such fees, respectively, included within the due to related party on the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheets
 
included as Item 1 to this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. 
 
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NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
 
NOTE 5. COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
Registration and Shareholder Rights
The holders of Founder Shares, Private Placement Warrants, Forward Purchase Securities and warrants that may be issued upon conversion of Working Capital Loans, if any, are entitled to registration rights pursuant to a registration rights agreement. These holders will be entitled to certain demand and “piggyback” registration rights. The Company will bear the expenses incurred in connection with the filing of any such registration statements.
Underwriting Agreement
The Company granted the underwriters a
45-day
option from the date of its prospectus to purchase up to 7,500,000 additional Units at the Initial Public Offering price less the underwriting discounts and commissions. The underwriters fully exercised the over-allotment option on August 17, 2020.
The underwriters were entitled to an underwriting discount of $0.20 per unit, or $11.5 million in the aggregate, paid upon the closing of the Initial Public Offering. In addition, the underwriters were entitled to a deferred underwriting commission of $0.35 per unit, or approximately $20.1 million in the aggregate. The deferred fee will become payable to the underwriters from the amounts held in the Trust Account solely in the event that the Company completes a Business Combination, subject to the terms of the underwriting agreement.
Forward Purchase Agreements
The Company has entered into forward purchase agreements (the “Forward Purchase Agreements”), pursuant to which RedBird Series 2019, LP and RedBird Series 2019 GP
Co-Invest,
LP (each, a “Forward Purchase Party”), affiliates of the Sponsor, agreed to purchase an aggregate of $100.0 million of Class A ordinary shares (the “Forward Purchase Shares”) for $10.00 per share in private placements that will close simultaneously with the closing of the initial Business Combination. The Forward Purchase Shares will be identical to the Class A ordinary shares included in the Units sold in the Initial Public Offering, except the Forward Purchase Shares will be subject to transfer restrictions and certain registration rights. The funds from the sale of the Forward Purchase Shares may be used for expenses in connection with the initial Business Combination or as part of the consideration to the sellers in the initial Business Combination, and any excess funds may be used for the working capital needs of the post-transaction company. The Forward Purchase Agreements are subject to conditions, including each Forward Purchase Party giving the Company its written consent confirming its commitment to purchase the Forward Purchase Shares no later than five days after the Company notifies it of the board of directors’ intention to meet to consider entering into a definitive agreement for a proposed Business Combination. Each Forward Purchase Party may grant or withhold this consent entirely within its sole discretion. Accordingly, if each Forward Purchase Party does not consent, it will not be obligated to purchase the Forward Purchase Shares. In addition, the Company has the right, in its sole discretion, to reduce the amount of Forward Purchase Shares that each Forward Purchase Party may purchase pursuant to the Forward Purchase Agreements. In connection with the Business Combination, the Forward Purchase Parties elected not to purchase the Forward Purchase Shares and therefore, no Forward Purchase Shares will be issued and sold if the Company consummates the Business Combination.
Contingent Fee Arrangements
The Company has entered into certain fee arrangements with various service providers and advisors in connection with its search for a prospective initial business combination. A portion of the fees in connection with the services rendered as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, have been deferred and were contingent upon the closing of a business combination and therefore not included as liabilities on the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheets. There can be no assurances that the Company will complete a business combination.
 
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REDBALL ACQUISITION CORP.
NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
 
NOTE 6. DERIVATIVE WARRANT LIABILITIES
As of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, the Company had 19,166,667 and 9,566,667 Public Warrants and Private Placement Warrants, respectively, outstanding. Public Warrants may only be exercised for a whole number of shares. No fractional Public Warrants will be issued upon separation of the Units and only whole Public Warrants will trade. The Public Warrants will become exercisable on the later of (a) 30 days after the completion of a business combination or (b) 12 months from the closing of the Initial Public Offering; provided in each case that the Company has an effective registration statement under the Securities Act covering the Class A ordinary shares issuable upon exercise of the Public Warrants and a current prospectus relating to them is available and such shares are registered, qualified or exempt from registration under the securities, or blue sky, laws of the state of residence of the holder (or the Company permit holders to exercise their warrants on a cashless basis under certain circumstances). The Company has agreed that as soon as practicable, but in no event later than 15 business days after the closing of the initial business combination, the Company will use commercially reasonable efforts to file with the SEC and have an effective registration statement covering the Class A ordinary shares issuable upon exercise of the warrants and to maintain a current prospectus relating to those Class A ordinary shares until the warrants expire or are redeemed, as specified in the warrant agreement. If a registration statement covering the Class A ordinary shares issuable upon exercise of the warrants is not effective by the 60th day after the closing of the initial business combination, warrant holders may, until such time as there is an effective registration statement and during any period when the Company will have failed to maintain an effective registration statement, exercise warrants on a “cashless basis” in accordance with Section 3(a)(9) of the Securities Act or another exemption. Notwithstanding the above, if the Class A ordinary shares are at the time of any exercise of a warrant not listed on a national securities exchange such that they satisfy the definition of a “covered security” under Section 18(b)(1) of the Securities Act, the Company may, at its option, require holders of Public Warrants who exercise their warrants to do so on a “cashless basis” and, in the event the Company so elects, the Company will not be required to file or maintain in effect a registration statement, and in the event the Company does not so elect, it will use commercially reasonable efforts to register or qualify the shares under applicable blue sky laws to the extent an exemption is not available.
The Private Placement Warrants are identical to the Public Warrants underlying the Units sold in the Initial Public Offering, except that the Private Placement Warrants and the Class A ordinary shares issuable upon exercise of the Private Placement Warrants will not be transferable, assignable or salable until 30 days after the completion of a business combination, subject to certain limited exceptions. Additionally, the Private Placement Warrants will be
non-redeemable
so long as they are held by the initial purchasers or such purchasers’ permitted transferees. If the Private Placement Warrants are held by someone other than the Initial Shareholders or their permitted transferees, the Private Placement Warrants will be redeemable by the Company and exercisable by such holders on the same basis as the Public Warrants.
The warrant has an exercise price of $11.50 per share and will expire five years after the completion of a business combination or earlier upon redemption or liquidation. In addition, if (x) the Company issues additional Class A ordinary shares or equity-linked securities for capital raising purposes in connection with the closing of the initial business combination at an issue price or effective issue price of less than $9.20 per Class A ordinary shares (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 Initial Shareholders or their affiliates, without taking into account any Founder Shares held by the Initial Shareholders or such affiliates, as applicable, prior to such issuance) (the “Newly Issued Price”), (y) the aggregate gross proceeds from such issuances represent more than 60% of the total equity proceeds, and interest thereon, available for the funding of the initial business combination on the date of the consummation of the initial business combination (net of redemptions), and (z) the volume weighted average trading price of the Class A ordinary shares during the 10 trading day period starting on the trading day prior to the day on which the Company consummates the initial business combination (such price, the “Market Value”) is below $9.20 per share, then the exercise price of the warrants will be adjusted (to the nearest cent) to be equal to 115% of the higher of the Market Value and the Newly Issued Price, and the $18.00 per share redemption trigger price described below will be adjusted (to the nearest cent) to be equal to 180% of the higher of the Market Value and the Newly Issued Price.
Once the warrants become exercisable, the Company may redeem the outstanding warrants (except with respect to the Private Placement Warrants):
 
   
in whole and not in part;
 
   
at a price of $0.01 per warrant;
 
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REDBALL ACQUISITION CORP.
NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
 
   
upon a minimum of 30 days’ prior written notice of redemption; and
 
   
if, and only if, the last reported sales price (the “closing price”) of the Class A ordinary shares equals or exceeds $18.00 per share (as adjusted for share splits, share capitalizations, reorganizations, recapitalizations and the like) for any 20 trading days within a
30-trading
day period ending on the third trading day prior to the date on which the Company sends the notice of redemption to the warrant holders.
If the Company calls the Public Warrants for redemption as described above, management will have the option to require all holders that wish to exercise the Public Warrants to do so on a “cashless basis,” as described in the warrant agreement.
The exercise price and number of Class A ordinary shares issuable upon exercise of the warrants may be adjusted in certain circumstances including in the event of a share capitalization, or recapitalization, reorganization, merger or consolidation. However, the warrants will not be adjusted for issuance of Class A ordinary shares at a price below its exercise price. Additionally, in no event will the Company be required to net cash settle the warrants shares. If the Company is unable to complete a business combination within the Combination Period and the Company liquidates the funds held in the Trust Account, holders of warrants will not receive any of such funds with respect to their warrants, nor will they receive any distribution from the Company’s assets held outside of the Trust Account with the respect to such warrants. Accordingly, the warrants may expire worthless.
NOTE 7. CLASS A ORDINARY SHARES SUBJECT TO POSSIBLE REDEMPTION
The Company’s Class A ordinary shares feature certain redemption rights that are considered to be outside of the Company’s control and subject to the occurrence of future events. The Company is authorized to issue 400,000,000 shares of Class A ordinary shares with a par value of $0.0001 per share. Holders of the Company’s Class A ordinary shares are entitled to one vote for each share. As of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, there were 57,500,000 shares of Class A ordinary shares outstanding, which were all subject to possible redemption and classified outside of permanent equity in the condensed consolidated balance sheets.
The Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption reflected on the balance sheet is reconciled on the following table:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gross proceeds
   $ 575,000,000  
Less:
        
Fair value of Public Warrants at issuance
     28,750,000  
Offering costs allocated to Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption
     30,740,575  
Plus:
        
Accretion of carrying value to redemption value
     (59,490,575
    
 
 
 
Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption
   $ 575,000,000  
    
 
 
 
NOTE 8. SHAREHOLDERS’ DEFICIT
Preference Shares
- The Company is authorized to issue 1,000,000 preference shares with such designations, voting and other rights and preferences as may be determined from time to time by the Company’s board of directors. As of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, there were no preference shares issued or outstanding.
Class
 A Ordinary Shares -
The Company is authorized to issue 400,000,000 Class A ordinary shares with a par value of $0.0001 per share. As of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, there were 57,500,000 Class A ordinary shares issued and outstanding, all of which were subject to possible redemption, and therefore classified outside of permanent equity (See Note 7).
Class
 B Ordinary Shares -
The Company is authorized to issue 40,000,000 Class B ordinary shares with a par value of $0.0001 per share. Holders are entitled to one vote for each share of Class B ordinary shares. As of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, there were 14,375,000 Class B ordinary shares issued and outstanding.
 
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REDBALL ACQUISITION CORP.
NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
 
Holders of the Company’s Class B ordinary shares are entitled to one vote for each share. The Class B ordinary shares will automatically convert into Class A ordinary shares on the first business day following the consummation of the initial business combination, or earlier at the option of the holder thereof, on a
one-for-one
basis, subject to adjustment for share splits, share capitalizations, reorganizations, recapitalizations and the like, and subject to further adjustment as provided herein. In the case that additional Class A ordinary shares or equity-linked securities are issued or deemed issued in connection with the initial business combination (including the Forward Purchase Shares), the number of Class A ordinary shares issuable upon conversion of all Founder Shares will equal, in the aggregate, 20% of the total number of Class A ordinary shares issued and outstanding after such conversion (after giving effect to any redemptions of Class A ordinary shares by Public Shareholders), including the total number of Class A ordinary shares issued, or deemed issued or issuable upon conversion or exercise of any equity-linked securities or rights issued or deemed issued, by the Company in connection with or in relation to the consummation of the initial business combination (including the Forward Purchase Shares), excluding any Class A ordinary shares or equity-linked securities exercisable for or convertible into Class A ordinary shares issued, or to be issued, to any seller in the initial business combination and any Private Placement Warrants issued to the Sponsor, officers or directors upon conversion of Working Capital Loans; provided that such conversion of Founder Shares will never occur on a less than
one-for-one
basis.
NOTE 9. FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENTS
The following table presents information about the Company’s financial assets and liabilities that are measured at fair value on a recurring basis as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, by level within the fair value hierarchy:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
    
Fair Value Measured as of March 31, 2022
 
Description
  
Quoted Prices
in
Active Markets
(Level 1)
    
Significant
Other
Observable
Inputs
(Level 2)
    
Significant
Other
Unobservable
Inputs
(Level 3)
 
Assets:
                          
Investments held in Trust Account Money Market Funds
(1)
   $ 575,535,954      $ —        $ —    
Liabilities:
                          
Derivative warrant liabilities - Public warrants
   $ 16,291,670      $ —        $ —    
Derivative warrant liabilities - Private warrants
   $ —        $ —        $ 28,049,470  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
    
Fair Value Measured as of December 31, 2021
 
Description
  
Quoted Prices
in
Active Markets
(Level 1)
    
Significant
Other
Observable
Inputs
(Level 2)
    
Significant
Other
Unobservable
Inputs
(Level 3)
 
Assets:
                          
Investments held in Trust Account Money Market Funds
(
1)
   $ 575,487,805      $ —        $ —    
Liabilities:
                          
Derivative warrant liabilities - Public warrants
   $ 23,812,670      $ —        $ —    
Derivative warrant liabilities - Private warrants
   $ —        $ —        $ 28,660,780  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(1)   
 
 
Includes $654 in cash
Transfers to/from Levels 1, 2, and 3 are recognized at the beginning of the reporting period. The estimated fair value of the Public Warrants transferred from a Level 3 measurement to a Level 1 fair value measurement in October 2020, as the Public Warrants were separately listed and traded in October 2020. There were no transfers between levels in the three months ended March 31, 2022.
Level 1 assets include investments in money market funds that invest solely in U.S. government securities and U.S. Treasury Bills. The Company uses inputs such as actual trade data, quoted market prices from dealers or brokers, and other similar sources to determine the fair value of its investments.
 
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REDBALL ACQUISITION CORP.
NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
 
The Company utilizes a Black-Scholes model to estimate the fair value of the Private Placement Warrants at each reporting period, with changes in fair value recognized in the statement of operations. Inherent in a Black-Scholes model are assumptions related to expected stock-price volatility, expected life, risk-free interest rate and dividend yield. The Company estimates the volatility of its ordinary shares based on historical volatility of select peer 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 remaining at zero.
For the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021, the Company recognized income from the change in the fair value of derivative warrant liabilities of approximately $8.1 million and $26.0 million, respectively, resulting from a decrease in the fair value of the derivative warrant liabilities, as presented on the accompanying condensed consolidated statements of operations.
The change in the fair value of the derivative warrant liabilities, measured using level 3 inputs March 31, 2022 and 2021 is summarized as follows:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Derivative warrant liabilities - Level 3, at December 31, 2021
   $ 28,660,780  
Change in fair value of derivative warrant liabilities
     (611,310
    
 
 
 
Derivative warrant liabilities - Level 3, at March 31, 2022
   $ 28,049,470  
 
 
 
 
 
Derivative warrant liabilities - Level 3, at December 31, 2020
  
$
22,003,330
 
Change in fair value of derivative warrant liabilities
  
 
(8,514,330
 
  
 
 
 
Derivative warrant liabilities - Level 3, at March 31, 2021
  
$
13,489,000
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
The following table provides quantitative information regarding Level 3 fair value measurements inputs for the Company’s Private Placement Warrants at their measurement dates:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
    
As of March 31, 2022
   
As of December 31, 2021
 
Exercise price
   $ 11.50     $ 11.50  
Volatility
     10.60     17.6
Stock price
   $ 9.93     $ 9.92  
Time to M&A
     0.17       0.25  
Risk-free rate
     2.42     1.28
Dividend yield
     0.0     0.0
The primary significant unobservable input used in the fair value measurement of the Company’s private warrants is the expected volatility of the ordinary shares. Significant increases (decreases) in the expected volatility in isolation would result in a significantly higher (lower) fair value measurement. In determining the expected volatility, the Company derived the expected volatility from observable public warrant pricing on comparable ‘blank-check’ companies.
NOTE 10. SUBSEQUENT EVENTS
The Company evaluated subsequent events and transactions that occurred after the unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheet date up to the date the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements were issued. The Company did not identify any subsequent events that would have required adjustment or disclosure in the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements that have not previously been disclosed within the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.
 
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Item 2.
Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.
References to “we”, “us”, “our” or the “Company” are to RedBall Acquisition Corp., except where the context requires otherwise. The following discussion should be read in conjunction with our unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements and related notes thereto included elsewhere in this report.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This Quarterly Report on Form
10-Q
includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”). We have based these forward-looking statements on our current expectations and projections about future events including statements regarding the completion of the Business Combination. These forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and assumptions about us that may cause our actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including that the conditions to the completion of the Business Combination are not satisfied. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as “may,” “should,” “could,” “would,” “expect,” “plan,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “continue,” or the negative of such terms or other similar expressions. Factors that might cause or contribute to such a discrepancy include, but are not limited to, those described in our other Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) filings.
Overview
We are a blank check company incorporated on June 10, 2020 as a Cayman Islands exempted company for the purpose of effecting a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses that we have not yet selected. While we may pursue an acquisition opportunity in any industry or sector, we intend to focus our search on businesses in the sports, media and data analytics sectors, with a focus on professional sports franchises, which complement our management team’s expertise and will benefit from our strategic and
hands-on
operational leadership. We intend to effectuate our initial business combination using cash from the proceeds of our initial public offering and the private placement of the private placement warrants, the proceeds of the sale of our shares in connection with our initial business combination (pursuant to the forward purchase agreements or backstop agreements we may enter into following the consummation of the offering or otherwise), shares issued to the owners of the target, debt issued to bank or other lenders or the owners of the target, or a combination of the foregoing. We are an emerging growth company and, as such, we are subject to all of the risks associated with emerging growth companies.
Our sponsor is RedBall SponsorCo LP, a Cayman Islands exempted limited partnership. Our registration statement for the initial public offering became effective on August 12, 2020. On August 17, 2020, we consummated the initial public offering of 57,500,000 units at a price of $10.00 per unit, including 7,500,000 units issued pursuant to the exercise in full of the underwriters’ exercise of their over-allotment option, generating gross proceeds of $575.0 million, and incurring offering costs of approximately $32.4 million, inclusive of approximately $20.1 million in deferred underwriting commissions.
Simultaneously with the closing of the initial public offering, we consummated the private placement of 9,566,667 private placement warrants at a price of $1.50 per private placement warrant with our Sponsor, generating gross proceeds of approximately $14.4 million.
Upon the closing of the initial public offering and the private placement, $575.0 million ($10.00 per unit) of the net proceeds of the initial public offering and certain of the proceeds of the private placement were placed in a trust account, located in the United States, with Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company acting as trustee, and will be invested by the trustee only in United States “government securities” within the meaning of Section 2(a)(16) of the Investment Company Act, having a maturity of 185 days or less or in money market funds meeting certain conditions under
Rule 2a-7
of the Investment Company Act, until the earlier of: (i) the completion of a business combination and (ii) the distribution of the trust account as described below.
 
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Our management has broad discretion with respect to the specific application of the net proceeds of the initial public offering and the sale of private placement warrants, although substantially all of the net proceeds are intended to be applied generally toward consummating a business combination.
If we are unable to complete a business combination within the completion window, we will (i) cease all operations except for the purpose of winding up; (ii) as promptly as reasonably possible but not more than ten business days thereafter, redeem the Public Shares, at a
per-share
price, payable in cash, equal to the aggregate amount then on deposit in the trust account, including interest (which interest shall be net of taxes payable and up to $100,000 of interest to pay dissolution expenses), divided by the number of the then-outstanding Public Shares, which redemption will completely extinguish Public Shareholders’ rights as shareholders (including the right to receive further liquidation distributions, if any); and (iii) as promptly as reasonably possible following such redemption, subject to the approval of the remaining shareholders and the board of directors, liquidate and dissolve, subject in the case of clauses (ii) and (iii) to the our obligations under Cayman Islands law to provide for claims of creditors and the requirements of other applicable law.
Proposed Business Combination
On October 13, 2021, we entered into a Business Combination Agreement and Plan of Reorganization (the “Business Combination Agreement”), which was later amended on March 28, 2022, with Showstop Merger Sub I Inc. a Delaware corporation and a wholly-owned subsidiary of our company (“Merger Sub One”), Showstop Merger Sub II LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of our company (“Merger Sub Two”), and SeatGeek, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“SeatGeek”), as fully disclosed in a Current Report on Form
8-Ks
filed with the SEC on March 30, 2022 and October 13, 2021.
The obligations of the parties to consummate the transactions contemplated by the Business Combination Agreement (together with the other agreements and transactions contemplated by the Business Combination Agreement, the “Business Combination”) are subject to the satisfaction or waiver of certain customary closing conditions. On May 10, 2022, the SEC declared effective the registration statement containing the definitive proxy statement/prospectus relating to the Business Combination. We have scheduled the shareholder meeting at which shareholders are being asked to approve the Business Combination and other related matters for June 1, 2022. Assuming that the shareholders approve the Business Combination and related matters and that all other conditions to the closing of the Business Combination are satisfied or waived, it is expected that the closing of the Business Combination will occur in early June.
2
Going Concern Consideration
We incurred and expect to incur additional significant costs in pursuit of our financing and acquisition plans, including the proposed Business Combination with SeatGeek. As of March 31, 2022, we had approximately $238,000 in cash held outside Trust Account and a working capital deficit of $8.1 million. All remaining cash and securities were held in the Trust Account and is generally unavailable for our use, prior to an initial business combination, and is restricted for use.
In connection with our assessment of going concern considerations in accordance with FASB ASC Topic
205-40,
“Presentation of Financial Statements- Going Concern,” we have until August 17, 2022, to consummate a business combination. It is uncertain that we will be able to consummate a business combination by this time, and if a business combination is not consummated by this date, then there will be a mandatory liquidation and subsequent dissolution of our company. Our management has determined that the liquidity condition and mandatory liquidation, should a business combination not occur, and potential subsequent dissolution raise substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern.
Our management intends to complete the proposed Business Combination with SeatGeek prior to August 17, 2022. Our Sponsor continues to have cash on hand that could be available for loans to us, but our Sponsor has no obligation to provide further funding to us. No adjustments have been made to the carrying amounts of assets or liabilities should we be required to liquidate after August 17, 2022.
Risks and Uncertainties
Our management continues to evaluate the impact of the
COVID-19
pandemic and has concluded that, while it is reasonably possible that the virus could have a negative effect on our financial position, results of its operations, close of the business combination and/or search for a target company, the specific impact is not readily determinable as of the date of these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements. The unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty.
 
2
 
Specific dates are current estimates and are subject to update to reflect actual timing of the effective date.
 
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In February 2022, the Russian Federation 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 financial statements. The specific impact on our financial condition, results of operations, and cash flows is also not determinable as of the date of the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.
Results of Operations
Our entire activity from June 10, 2020 (inception) through March 31, 2022, was in preparation for an initial public offering, and since our initial public offering, our activity has been limited to the search for a prospective initial business combination. We will not generate any operating revenues until the closing and completion of our initial business combination. We generate
non-operating
interest income from the investments held in the Trust Account.
For the three months ended March 31, 2022, we had net income of approximately $5.7 million, which consisted of a gain of approximately $8.1 million from the change in fair value of derivative warrant liabilities and approximately $48,000 net gain on investments held in Trust Account, which were partially offset by approximately $2.4 million in general and administrative expenses, and $75,000 of related party administrative fees.
For the three months ended March 31, 2021, we had net income of approximately $25.5 million, which consisted of an approximately $26.0 million gain from the change in fair value of derivative warrant liabilities, an approximately $84,000 net gain on investments held in Trust Account, which were partially offset by approximately $0.5 million in general and administrative expenses, and approximately $75,000 of related party administrative fees.
Related Party Transactions
Founder Shares
On June 10, 2020, we issued the 14,375,000 founder shares to our Sponsor in exchange for a payment of $25,000 by our Sponsor to cover for certain offering costs on behalf of the Company. In July 2020, our Sponsor transferred 30,000 founder shares to each of our independent directors at cost. In addition, in August 2020, our Sponsor transferred 30,000 founder shares to RHGM pursuant to its retainer agreement, resulting in our Sponsor holding 14,175,000 founder shares. The holders of the founder shares agreed to forfeit up to an aggregate of 1,875,000 founder shares, on a pro rata basis, to the extent that the option to purchase additional units is not exercised in full by the underwriters, so that the founder shares would represent 20% of our issued and outstanding shares after the initial public offering. The underwriters fully exercised the over-allotment option on August 17, 2020; thus, these founder shares were no longer subject to forfeiture.
The initial shareholders agreed not to transfer, assign or sell any of their founder shares until the earlier to occur of: (i) one year after the completion of the initial business combination or (ii) the date on which the company completes a liquidation, merger, share exchange or other similar transaction after the initial business combination that results in all of the shareholders having the right to exchange their Class A ordinary shares for cash, securities or other property. Any permitted transferees will be subject to the same restrictions and other agreements of the initial shareholders with respect to any founder shares. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if the closing price of the Class A ordinary shares equals or exceeds $12.00 per share (as adjusted for share splits, share capitalizations, reorganizations, recapitalizations and the like) for any 20 trading days within any
30-trading
day period commencing at least 150 days after the initial business combination, the founder shares will be released from the
lock-up.
Related Party Loans
On June 10, 2020, our Sponsor agreed to loan us up to $300,000 to be used for the payment of costs related to the initial public offering pursuant to a promissory note (the “Note”). The Note was
non-interest
bearing and payable on the earlier of December 31, 2020 or the completion of the initial public offering. We borrowed approximately $236,000 under the Note, and then fully repaid the Note on August 19, 2020.
 
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On February 23, 2022, our Sponsor funded a loan to us in the principal amount of $400,000 and the Company issued a promissory note (the “Second Note”) in like principal amount to our Sponsor. The Second Note bears no interest and is due upon the earlier of (i) the date on which we consummate the initial Business Combination and (ii) August 17, 2022. Our Sponsor agreed to waive any right, title, interest or claim of any kind in or to any distribution from the Trust Account with respect to the Second Note. A portion of the proceeds, together with cash on hand, was used to repay amounts owing to an affiliate of our Sponsor for advances made by the affiliate on our behalf in respect of operating expenses.
In addition, in order to fund working capital deficiencies or finance transaction costs in connection with a Business Combination, our Sponsor or an affiliate of our Sponsor, or certain of our officers and directors may, but are not obligated to, loan us additional funds as may be required (“Working Capital Loans”). If we complete a Business Combination, we would repay the Working Capital Loans out of the proceeds of the trust account released to us. 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, we may use a portion of proceeds held outside the trust account, if any, to repay the Working Capital Loans, but no proceeds held in the trust account would be used to repay the Working Capital 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 $1.5 million of such Working Capital Loans may be convertible into warrants of the post-Business Combination entity at a price of $1.50 per warrant. The warrants would be identical to the private placement warrants. The currently outstanding $400,000 Sponsor loan does not provide the Sponsor with this option. 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.
Due to Related Party
In addition to providing funds to us, our Sponsor also paid for expenses on behalf of us. As of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, outstanding balance for such advances were approximately $124,000 and $447,000, respectively, included in due to related party in current liabilities, on the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheets.
Executive Compensation
None of our officers or directors receive cash compensation for services rendered. However, under the terms of our agreement with Richard Scudamore for his service as a director, we will pay $100,000 to Mr. Scudamore upon the completion of the business combination. This amount was not reflected in the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheets as it was contingent upon the success of a business combination. As of March 31, 2022, the completion of the business combination was considered as not probable.
Administrative Support Agreement
On August 12, 2020, we entered into an agreement with our Sponsor, pursuant to which we agreed to pay our Sponsor a total of $25,000 per month for office space, utilities, secretarial and administrative support services provided to members of the management team. Upon completion of the initial business combination or our liquidation, we will cease paying these monthly fees. We incurred $75,000 of such fees in the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021, included as administrative fees-related party on the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated statements of operations. As of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, we had an outstanding unpaid balance of $50,000 and $125,000 in connection with such fees, respectively, included within the due to related party on the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheets included as Item 1 to this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.
Contractual Obligations
Registration Rights
The holders of founder shares, private placement warrants, forward purchase shares and warrants that may be issued upon conversion of Working Capital Loans, if any, were entitled to registration rights pursuant to a registration rights agreement. These holders will be entitled to certain demand and “piggyback” registration rights. However, the registration rights agreement provides that we will not permit any registration statement filed under the Securities Act to become effective until the termination of the applicable
lock-up
period for the securities to be registered. We will bear the expenses incurred in connection with the filing of any such registration statements.
 
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Underwriting Agreement
The underwriters were entitled to an underwriting discount of $0.20 per unit, or $11.5 million in the aggregate, paid upon the closing of the initial public offering. In addition, the underwriters were entitled to a deferred underwriting commission of $0.35 per unit, or approximately $20.1 million in the aggregate. The deferred fee will become payable to the underwriters from the amounts held in the trust account solely in the event that we complete a business combination, subject to the terms of the underwriting agreement.
Forward Purchase Agreements
We entered into forward purchase agreements pursuant to which the forward purchase parties, affiliates of the Sponsor, agreed to purchase an aggregate of $100.0 million of forward purchase shares for $10.00 per share in private placements that will close simultaneously with the closing of the initial business combination. The forward purchase shares will be identical to the Class A ordinary shares included in the units sold in the initial public offering, except the forward purchase shares will be subject to transfer restrictions and certain registration rights. The funds from the sale of the forward purchase shares may be used for expenses in connection with the initial business combination or as part of the consideration to the sellers in the initial business combination, and any excess funds may be used for the working capital needs of the post-transaction company. The forward purchase agreements are subject to conditions, including each forward purchase party giving us written consent confirming its commitment to purchase the forward purchase shares no later than five days after we notify each party of the board of directors’ intention to meet to consider entering into a definitive agreement for a proposed business combination. Each forward purchase party may grant or withhold this consent entirely within its sole discretion. Accordingly, if each forward purchase party does not consent, it will not be obligated to purchase the forward purchase shares. In addition, we have the right the right, in our sole discretion, to reduce the amount of forward purchase shares that each forward purchase party may purchase pursuant to the forward purchase agreements. In connection with the Business Combination, the forward purchase parties elected not to purchase the forward purchase shares and therefore, no forward purchase shares will be issued and sold if we consummate the Business Combination.
Contingent Fee Arrangements
We have entered into certain fee arrangements with various service providers and advisors in connection with our search for a prospective initial business combination. A portion of the fees in connection with the services rendered as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021 have been deferred and were contingent upon the closing of a business combination and therefore are not included as liabilities on the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheets. There can be no assurances that we will complete the business combination.
 
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Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates
This management’s discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operations is based on our condensed consolidated financial statements, which have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”). The preparation of these unaudited condensed consolidated 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 consolidated 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:
Investments Held in the Trust Account
Our portfolio of investments is comprised of U.S. government securities, within the meaning set forth in Section 2(a)(16) of the Investment Company Act, with a maturity of 185 days or less, or investments in money market funds that invest in U.S. government securities and generally have a readily determinable fair value, or a combination thereof. When our investments held in the Trust Account are comprised of U.S. government securities, the investments are classified as trading securities. When our investments held in the Trust Account are comprised of money market funds, the investments are recognized at fair value. Trading securities and investments in money market funds are presented on the condensed consolidated balance sheets at fair value at the end of each reporting period. Gains and losses resulting from the change in fair value of these securities is included in net gain/(loss) from investments held in Trust Account in the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated statements of operations. The estimated fair values of investments held in the Trust Account are determined using available market information.
Class A Ordinary Shares Subject to Possible Redemption
We account for our Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption in accordance with the guidance in ASC Topic 480 “Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity.” Shares of Class A ordinary shares subject to mandatory redemption (if any) are classified as liability instruments and are measured at fair value. Shares of conditionally redeemable Class A ordinary shares (including Class A ordinary shares that feature redemption rights that are either within the control of the holder or subject to redemption upon the occurrence of uncertain events not solely within our control) are classified as temporary equity. At all other times, shares of Class A ordinary shares are classified as shareholders’ equity. Our Class A ordinary shares feature certain redemption rights that are considered to be outside of our control and subject to the occurrence of uncertain future events. Accordingly, at March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, 57,500,000 shares of Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption are presented as temporary equity, outside of the shareholders’ equity section of the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheets.
We recognize changes in redemption value immediately as they occur and adjust the carrying value of the Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption to equal the redemption value at the end of each reporting period. Effective with the closing of the initial public offering, the company recognized the accretion from initial book value to redemption amount, which, resulted in charges against additional
paid-in
capital (to the extent available) and accumulated deficit.
Net Income (Loss) Per Share
We comply with accounting and disclosure requirements of FASB ASC Topic 260, “Earnings Per Share.” We have two classes of shares, which are referred to as Class A ordinary shares and Class B ordinary shares. Income and losses are shared pro rata between the two classes of shares. Net income (loss) per ordinary share is calculated by dividing the net income (loss) by the weighted average shares of ordinary shares outstanding for the respective period.
We did not consider the effect of the warrants issued in connection with the initial public offering and the private placement to purchase an aggregate of 28,733,334 shares of ordinary shares in the calculation of diluted income (loss) per share because their exercise is contingent upon future events. Accretion associated with the redeemable Class A ordinary shares is excluded from earnings per share as the redemption value approximates fair value.
Derivative Warrant liabilities
We do not use derivative instruments to hedge exposures to cash flow, market, or foreign currency risks. We evaluate all of our financial instruments, including issued warrants to purchase Class A ordinary shares, 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.
 
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We issued 19,166,667 ordinary shares warrants to investors and 9,566,667 private placement warrants. All of our outstanding warrants are recognized as derivative liabilities in accordance with ASC
815-40.
Accordingly, we recognize the warrant instruments as liabilities at fair value and adjust the instruments to fair value at each reporting period. The liabilities are subject to
re-measurement
at each balance sheet date until exercised, and any change in fair value is recognized in our statement of operations. The fair value of warrants issued in connection with the initial public offering and private placement were initially and subsequently measured at fair value using a Monte Carlo simulation model for the public warrants and the Black- Scholes method for the private placement warrants. Beginning as of October 2020, the fair value of public warrants has been measured based on the listed market price of such the public warrants.
Recent Accounting Pronouncements
Management does not believe that any recently issued, but not yet effective, accounting pronouncements, if currently adopted, would have a material impact on our condensed consolidated financial statements.
Off-Balance
Sheet Arrangements
As of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, we did not have any
off-balance
sheet arrangements as defined in Item 303(a)(4)(ii) of Regulation
S-K
and did not have any commitments or contractual obligations.
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 will qualify as an “emerging growth company” and under the JOBS Act will be allowed to comply with new or revised accounting pronouncements based on the effective date for private (not publicly traded) companies. We are electing 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 such, our condensed consolidated financial statements may not be comparable to companies that comply with public company effective dates.
Additionally, we are in the process of evaluating the benefits of relying on the other reduced reporting requirements provided by the JOBS Act. Subject to certain conditions set forth in the JOBS Act, if, as an “emerging growth company,” we choose to rely on such exemptions we may not be 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.
 
Item 3.
Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk
We are a smaller reporting company as defined by Rule
12b-2
of the Exchange Act and are not required to provide the information otherwise required under this item.
 
Item 4.
Controls and Procedures
Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures
Disclosure controls and procedures are controls and other procedures that are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed in our reports filed or submitted under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms. Disclosure controls and procedures include, without limitation, controls and procedures designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed in company reports filed or submitted under the Exchange Act is accumulated and communicated to management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.
 
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As required by Rules
13a-15
and
15d-15
under the Exchange Act, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer carried out an evaluation of the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures as of March 31, 2022. Based upon this evaluation, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rules
13a-15
(e) and
15d-15(e)
under the Exchange Act) were not effective as of March 31, 2022, because of a material weakness in our internal control over financial reporting. A material weakness is a deficiency, or a combination of deficiencies, in internal control over financial reporting, such that there is a reasonable possibility that a material misstatement of the company’s annual or interim condensed consolidated financial statements will not be prevented or detected on a timely basis. Specifically, the company’s management has concluded that our control around the interpretation and accounting for certain complex features of the Class A ordinary shares issued by the company was not effectively designed or maintained. This material weakness resulted in the restatement of the company’s balance sheet as of August 17, 2020, its financial statements for the period ended December 31, 2020 and its interim condensed consolidated financial statements and Notes as reported in its SEC filings for the quarters ended September 30, 2020, March 31, 2021, June 30, 2021 and September 30, 2021. In light of this material weakness, we performed additional analysis as deemed necessary to ensure that our condensed consolidated financial statements were prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles. Accordingly, management believes that the condensed consolidated financial statements included in this Quarterly Report on Form
10-Q
present fairly in all material respects our financial position, results of operations and cash flows for the period presented.
We do not expect that our disclosure controls and procedures will prevent all errors and all instances of fraud. Disclosure controls and procedures, no matter how well conceived and operated, can provide only reasonable, not absolute, assurance that the objectives of the disclosure controls and procedures are met. Further, the design of disclosure controls and procedures must reflect the fact that there are resource constraints, and the benefits must be considered relative to their costs. Because of the inherent limitations in all disclosure controls and procedures, no evaluation of disclosure controls and procedures can provide absolute assurance that we have detected all our control deficiencies and instances of fraud, if any. The design of disclosure controls and procedures also is based partly on certain assumptions about the likelihood of future events, and there can be no assurance that any design will succeed in achieving its stated goals under all potential future conditions.
Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting
During the fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2022, there has been no change in our internal control over financial reporting that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting except as described below.
During the fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2022, our management concluded that our controls around the interpretation and accounting for certain complex features of the Class A ordinary shares issued by the company were not effectively designed or maintained resulting in the misclassification of Class A ordinary shares as permanent equity instead of temporary equity. This resulted in the need to restate our balance sheet as of August 6, 2020, our annual financial statements for the period ended December 31, 2020 and our interim condensed consolidated financial statements for the quarters ended September 30, 2020, March 31, 2021 and June 30, 2021. These statements were restated within the Form
10-K/A
filing with the SEC on December 13, 2021.
Our principal executive officer and principal financial officer performed additional accounting and financial analyses and other post-closing procedures including consulting with subject matter experts related to the accounting for certain complex features of the Class A ordinary shares. Our management has expended, and will continue to expend, a substantial amount of effort and resources for the remediation and improvement of our internal control over financial reporting. While we have processes to properly identify and evaluate the appropriate accounting technical pronouncements and other literature for all significant or unusual transactions, we have expanded and will continue to improve these processes to ensure that the nuances of such transactions are effectively evaluated in the context of the increasingly complex accounting standards.
 
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PART
II-OTHER
INFORMATION
 
Item 1.
Legal Proceedings
None.
 
Item 1A.
Risk Factors
Item 1A of Part 1 of our 2021 Form
10-K
includes a detailed discussion of the risk factors that could materially affect our business, financial condition or future prospects. Set forth below is a discussion of the material changes in our risk factors previously disclosed in the 2021 Form
10-K.
The information below updates and should be read in conjunction with the risk factors in our 2021 Form
10-K.
Changes in the market for directors and officers liability insurance could make it more difficult and more expensive for us to negotiate and complete an initial Business Combination.
In recent months, the market for directors and officers liability insurance for special purpose acquisition companies has changed in ways adverse to us and our management team. Fewer insurance companies are offering quotes for directors and officers liability coverage, the premiums charged for such policies have generally increased and the terms of such policies have generally become less favorable. These trends may continue into the future.
The increased cost and decreased availability of directors and officers liability insurance could make it more difficult and more expensive for us to negotiate an initial business combination. In order to obtain directors and officers liability insurance or modify its coverage as a result of becoming a public company, the post-business combination entity might need to incur greater expense, accept less favorable terms or both. However, any failure to obtain adequate directors and officers liability insurance could have an adverse impact on the post-business combination entity’s ability to attract and retain qualified officers and directors.
In addition, even after we were to complete an initial business combination, our directors and officers could still be subject to potential liability from claims arising from conduct alleged to have occurred prior to the initial business combination. As a result, in order to protect our directors and officers, the post-business combination entity may need to purchase additional insurance with respect to any such claims
(“run-off
insurance”). The need for
run-off
insurance would be an added expense for the post-business combination entity, and could interfere with or frustrate our ability to consummate an initial business combination on terms favorable to our investors.
 
Item 2.
Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds from Registered Securities
None.
 
Item 3.
Defaults Upon Senior Securities
None.
 
Item 4.
Mine Safety Disclosures
None.
 
Item 5.
Other Information
None.
 
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Item 6.
Exhibits.
 
No.
  
Description of Exhibit
   
  31.1    Certification of Principal Executive Officer Pursuant to Securities Exchange Act Rules 13a-14(a) and 15(d)-14(a), as adopted Pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
   
  31.2    Certification of Principal Financial Officer Pursuant to Securities Exchange Act Rules 13a-14(a) and 15(d)-14(a), as adopted Pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
   
  32.1    Certification of Principal Executive Officer Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted Pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
   
  32.2    Certification of Principal Financial Officer Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted Pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
   
101.INS    Inline XBRL Instance Document
   
101.CAL    Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document
   
101.SCH    Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document
   
101.DEF    Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document
   
101.LAB    Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Labels Linkbase Document
   
101.PRE    Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document
   
104    Cover Page Interactive Data File (formatted as Inline XBRL and contained in Exhibit 101)
SIGNATURES
Pursuant to the requirements of Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
 
   
REDBALL ACQUISITION CORP.
Date: May 13, 2022      
/s/ Alec Scheiner
    Name:   Alec Scheiner
    Title:   Chief Executive Officer
      (Principal Executive Officer)
Date: May 13, 2022      
/s/ David Grochow
    Name:   David Grochow
    Title:   Chief Financial Officer
      (Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)
 
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