10-Q 1 f10q0322_waldencastacq.htm QUARTERLY REPORT

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

 

FORM 10-Q

 

 

 

(MARK ONE)

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

 

For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2022

 

OR

 

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

 

For the transition period from                      to                     

 

Commission File Number: 001-40207

 

 

 

WALDENCAST ACQUISITION CORP.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Cayman Islands   98-1575727
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
  (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)

 

10 Bank StreetSuite 560
White PlainsNY
  10606
 (Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)

 

917-546-6828

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

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

 

Title of each class

 

Trading Symbol(s)

 

Name of each exchange on which registered

Units, each consisting of one Class A ordinary share and one-third of one redeemable warrant   WALDU   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Class A ordinary shares, par value $0.0001 per share   WALD   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Redeemable warrants, each whole warrant exercisable for one Class A ordinary share at an exercise price of $11.50   WALDW   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC

 

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

None

 

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act.    Yes  ☐    No  ☒

 

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Act.    Yes  ☐    No  ☒

 

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 has filed a report on and attestation to its management’s assessment of the effectiveness of its internal control over financial reporting under Section 404(b) of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (15 U.S.C. 7262(b)) by the registered public accounting firm that prepared or issued its audit report.  ☐

 

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 16, 2022, there were 34,500,000 units of the Registrant’s Class A ordinary shares and 8,625,000 of the Registrant’s Class B ordinary shares, par value $0.0001 per share, issued and outstanding.

 

 

 

 

 

WALDENCAST ACQUISITION CORP.

 Form 10-Q

For the Quarter Ended March 31, 2022

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS  

  

 

Page

   
Part I. Financial Information 1
Item 1. Financial Statements 1
Condensed Balance Sheets as of March 31, 2022 (Unaudited) and December 31, 2021 1
Unaudited Condensed Statements of Operations for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2022 and March 31, 2021 2
Unaudited Condensed Statements of Changes in Shareholders’ Deficit for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2022 and March 31, 2021 3
Unaudited Condensed Statements of Cash Flows for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2022 and March 31, 2021 4
Notes to Condensed Financial Statements 5
Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations 23
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures Regarding Market Risk 29
Item 4. Controls and Procedures 29
Part II. Other Information 30
Item 1. Legal Proceedings 30
Item 1A. Risk Factors 30
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds 32
Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities 33
Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures 33
Item 5. Other Information 33
Item 6. Exhibits 33
Signatures 34

 

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PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Financial Statements.

 

WALDENCAST ACQUISITION CORP.
CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS

 

   March 31,
2022
  

December 31,
2021

 
   (Unaudited)   (Audited) 
Assets        
Current assets:        
Cash  $1,088,980   $1,503,768 
Prepaid expenses – current   164,233    204,821 
Total current assets  $1,253,213   $1,708,589 
Prepaid expenses – non-current portion   
    33,050 
Investment held in Trust Account   345,055,667    345,052,047 
Total assets  $346,308,880   $346,793,686 
           
Liabilities, Class A Ordinary Shares Subject to Possible Redemption and Shareholders’ Deficit          
Current liabilities:          
Accounts payable and accrued expenses  $1,645,328   $272,953 
Due to related party   125,043    95,000 
Total current liabilities   1,770,371    367,953 
Warrant liabilities   16,795,333    21,153,666 
Deferred legal fees   10,298,295    8,186,101 
Forward purchase agreement liabilities   10,656,000    13,320,000 
Working Capital Promissory Note – related party   1,500,000    1,500,000 
Deferred underwriters’ discount   12,075,000    12,075,000 
Total liabilities   53,094,999    56,602,720 
           
Commitments & Contingencies (Note 6)   
 
    
 
 
Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption, 34,500,000 shares at redemption value of $10.00 at March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021   345,000,000    345,000,000 
           
Shareholders’ deficit:          
Preference shares, $0.0001 par value; 5,000,000 shares authorized; none issued and outstanding   
    
 
Class A ordinary shares, $0.0001 par value; 500,000,000 shares authorized; no shares issued and outstanding (excluding 34,500,000 and no shares subject to redemption) at March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021   
    
 
Class B ordinary shares, $0.0001 par value; 50,000,000 shares authorized; 8,625,000 issued and outstanding at March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021   863    863 
Additional paid-in capital   
    
 
Accumulated deficit   (51,786,982)   (54,809,897)
Total shareholders’ deficit   (51,786,119)   (54,809,034)
Total liabilities, Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption and shareholders’ deficit  $346,308,880   $346,793,686 

 

See accompanying notes to the unaudited condensed financial statements.

 

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WALDENCAST ACQUISITION CORP.
CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(UNAUDITED)

 

   For the
Three Months Ended
March 31,
2022
   For the
Three Months Ended
March 31,
2021
 
         
Formation and operating costs  $4,003,477   $117,515 
Loss from operations   (4,003,477)   (117,515)
           
Other income (expense):          
Interest income on operating account   439    131 
Interest income on marketable securities held in Trust Account   3,620    1,294 
Offering expenses related to warrant issuance   
    (719,201)
Change in fair value of forward purchase agreement liabilities   2,664,000    
 
Change in fair value of warrant liabilities   4,358,333    (348,666)
Total other income (expense), net   7,026,392   1,066,442
           
Net income (loss)  $3,022,915   $(1,183,957)
           
Weighted average shares outstanding, Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption   34,500,000    5,039,326 
Basic and diluted net income (loss) per share, Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption  $0.07   $(0.10)
Weighted average shares outstanding, Non-redeemable Class B ordinary shares   8,625,000    6,639,045 
Basic and diluted net income (loss) per share, Non-redeemable Class B ordinary shares  $0.07   $(0.10)

 

See accompanying notes to the unaudited condensed financial statements.

 

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WALDENCAST ACQUISITION CORP.
CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN SHAREHOLDERS’ DEFICIT

FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2022 AND MARCH 31, 2021

(UNAUDITED)

  

   Class B
Ordinary Shares
  

Additional

Paid-in

   Accumulated   Total
Shareholder’s
 
   Shares   Amount   Capital   Deficit   Deficit 
Balance as of December 31, 2021   8,625,000   $863   $
-  
   $(54,809,897)  $(54,809,034)
Net income   -      
-  
    
-  
    3,022,915    3,022,915 
                          
Balance as of March 31, 2022   8,625,000   $863   $
-  
   $(51,786,982)  $(51,786,119)

 

 

   Class B
Ordinary Shares
  

Additional

Paid-in

   Accumulated   Total
Shareholder’s
 
   Shares   Amount   Capital   Deficit   Deficit 
Balance as of December 31, 2020   
   $
   $
   $(10,951)  $(10,951)
Issuance of Founder Shares   8,625,000    863    24,137    
    25,000 
Sale of 5,933,333 Private Placement Warrants on March 18, 2021       
    8,900,000    
    8,900,000 
Initial value of private warrant liabilities       
    (6,230,000)   
    (6,230,000)
Initial value of FPA liabilities       
    (11,655,000)   
    (11,655,000)
Accretion of Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption       
    8,960,863    (40,371,261)   (31,410,398)
Net Loss       
    
    (1,183,957)   (1,183,957)
Balance as of March 31, 2021   8,625,000   $863   $
   $(41,566,169)  $(41,565,306)

 

 

See accompanying notes to the unaudited condensed financial statements.

 

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WALDENCAST ACQUISITION CORP.
CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(UNAUDITED)

 

  

For the
Three Months Ended
March 31,
2022

  

For the
Three Months Ended
March 31,
2021

 
Cash Flows from Operating Activities:        
Net income (loss)  $3,022,915   $(1,183,957)
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash used in operating activities:          
Interest earned on Trust Account   (3,620)   (1,294)
Increase in deferred legal costs   2,112,194    
 
Change in fair value of warrant liabilities   (4,358,333)   348,666 
Change in fair value of forward purchase agreement liabilities   (2,664,000)   
 
Offering costs allocated to warrants   
    719,201 
Changes in current assets and current liabilities:          
Prepaid assets   73,638    (529,047)
Accounts payable and accrued expenses   1,372,375    592,749 
Due to related party   30,043    
 
Net cash used in operating activities   (414,788)   (53,682)
           
Cash Flows from Investing Activities:          
Investment of cash into Trust Account   
    (345,000,000)
Net cash used in investing activities   
    (345,000,000)
           
Cash Flows from Financing Activities:          
Proceeds from issuance of Founder Shares   
    25,000 
Proceeds from Initial Public Offering, net of underwriters’ discount   
    338,100,000 
Proceeds from issuance of Private Placement Warrants   
    8,900,000 
Payments of offering costs   
    (521,631)
Net cash provided by financing activities   
    346,503,369 
           
Net Change in Cash   (414,788)   1,449,687 
Cash – Beginning   1,503,768    
 
Cash – Ending  $1,088,980   $1,449,687 
           
Supplemental Disclosure of Non-cash Financing Activities:          
Initial value of warrant liabilities  $
   $18,190,000 
Deferred underwriters’ discount payable charged to additional paid-in capital  $
   $12,075,000 
Initial value of forward purchase agreement liabilities  $
   $11,655,000 

 

See accompanying notes to the unaudited condensed financial statements.

 

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WALDENCAST ACQUISITION CORP.
NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

Note 1 — Organization and Business Operations

 

Organization and General

 

Waldencast Acquisition Corp. (the “Company”) was incorporated in the Cayman Islands on December 8, 2020. The Company was formed for the purpose of entering into a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar Business Combination with one or more businesses (a “Business Combination”). The Company is not limited to a particular industry or geographic region for purposes of consummating a Business Combination. The Company is an early stage and emerging growth company and, as such, the Company is subject to all of the risks associated with early stage and emerging growth companies.

 

The Company was formed on December 8, 2020 and remained dormant through December 31, 2020. For the period from December 8, 2020 (inception) through December 31, 2020, there had been no activity since the formation of the entity and no equity shares were issued. The Company commenced operations on January 12, 2021 when the Founder Shares were issued. All activity since January 12, 2021 relates to the Company’s formation and the initial public offering (the “Initial Public Offering”) and identifying a target or targets for a Business Combination, as described below. The Company will not generate any operating revenues until after the completion of its initial Business Combination, at the earliest. The Company will generate non-operating income in the form of interest income on cash and cash equivalents from the proceeds derived from the Initial Public Offering and change in fair value of its warrant and forward purchase agreement liabilities.

 

Financing

 

On March 18, 2021, the Company consummated the Initial Public Offering of 34,500,000 units (the “Units” and, with respect to the Class A ordinary shares included in the Units offered, the “Public Shares”), at $10.00 per Unit, generating gross proceeds of $345,000,000, which is discussed in Note 3.

 

Simultaneously with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, the Company completed the private sale of 5,933,333 warrants (the “Private Placement Warrants”), at a price of $1.50 per Private Placement Warrant, which is discussed in Note 4.

 

Transaction costs amounted to $20,169,599, consisting of $6,900,000 of underwriting fee, $12,075,000 of deferred underwriting fee and $1,194,599 of other offering costs. Of the total transaction costs, $719,201 was reclassified as non-operating expense in the statements of operations with the rest of the offering costs charged to shareholders’ deficit. The transaction costs were allocated based on a relative fair value basis, compared to the total offering proceeds, between the fair value of the public warrant liabilities and the Class A ordinary shares.

 

Trust Account

 

Following the closing of the Initial Public Offering on March 18, 2021, an amount of $345,000,000 from the net proceeds of the sale of the Units in the Initial Public Offering and the sale of the Private Placement Warrants was placed in a trust account (“Trust Account”), which is invested in U.S. government securities, within the meaning set forth in Section 2(a)(16) of the Investment Company Act, with a maturity of 185 days or less or in any open-ended investment company that holds itself out as a money market fund meeting the conditions of Rule 2a-7 of the Investment Company Act, as determined by the Company. Except with respect to interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account that may be released to the Company to pay its taxes, if any, the funds held in the Trust Account will not be released from the Trust Account until the earliest to occur of: (1) the completion of the Company’s initial Business Combination; (2) the redemption of any Public Shares properly submitted in connection with a shareholder vote to amend the Company’s amended and restated memorandum and articles of association (A) to modify the substance or timing of the Company’s obligation to allow redemption in connection with its initial Business Combination or to redeem 100% of its Public Shares if the Company does not complete its initial Business Combination within 24 months from the closing of the Initial Public Offering or (B) with respect to any other provision relating to shareholders’ rights or pre-initial Business Combination activity; and (3) the redemption of the Company’s Public Shares if the Company has not completed its initial Business Combination within 24 months from the closing of the Initial Public Offering, subject to applicable law. The proceeds deposited in the Trust Account could become subject to the claims of the Company’s creditors, if any, which could have priority over the claims of the Company’s public shareholders.

 

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Initial Business Combination

 

The Company’s management has broad discretion with respect to the specific application of the net proceeds of the Initial Public Offering, although substantially all of the net proceeds are intended to be generally applied toward consummating a Business Combination.

 

The Company’s Business Combination must be with one or more target businesses that together have a fair market value equal to at least 80% of the balance in the Trust Account (net of taxes payable) at the time of the signing of an agreement to enter into a Business Combination. However, the Company will only complete a Business Combination if the post-Business Combination company owns or acquires 50% or more of the outstanding voting securities of the target or otherwise acquires a controlling interest in the target sufficient for it not to be required to register as an investment company under the Investment Company Act. There is no assurance that the Company will be able to successfully effect a Business Combination.

 

The Company will provide its public shareholders with the opportunity to redeem all or a portion of their Public Shares upon the completion of the initial Business Combination either (i) in connection with a shareholder meeting called to approve the initial Business Combination or (ii) by means of a tender offer. The decision as to whether the Company will seek shareholder approval of a proposed initial Business Combination or conduct a tender offer will be made by the Company, solely in its discretion. The shareholders will be entitled to redeem their shares for a pro rata portion of the amount then on deposit in the Trust Account (initially $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 Class A ordinary shares subject to redemption is recorded at redemption value and classified as temporary equity upon the completion of the Initial Public Offering, in accordance with Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 480, “Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity.” In such case, the Company will proceed with a Business Combination if the Company has net tangible assets of at least $5,000,001 either immediately prior to or upon consummation of a Business Combination and, if the Company seeks shareholder approval, a majority of the issued and outstanding shares voted are voted in favor of the Business Combination.

 

The Company will have 24 months from the closing of the Initial Public Offering (with the ability to extend with shareholder approval) to consummate a Business Combination (the “Combination Period”). However, if the Company is unable to complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period, the Company will redeem 100% of the outstanding Public Shares for a pro rata portion of the funds held in the Trust Account, equal to the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account including interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account and not previously released to the Company, divided by the number of then outstanding Public Shares, subject to applicable law and as further described in the registration statement, and then seek to dissolve and liquidate.

 

The Company’s Sponsor, officers and directors have agreed to (i) waive their redemption rights with respect to their Founder Shares, private placement shares and Public Shares in connection with the completion of the initial Business Combination, (ii) waive their redemption rights with respect to their Founder Shares and Public Shares in connection with a shareholder vote to approve an amendment to the Company’s amended and restated memorandum and articles of association, and (iii) waive their rights to liquidating distributions from the Trust Account with respect to their Founder Shares and private placement shares if the Company fails to complete the initial Business Combination within the Combination Period.

 

The Company’s 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 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. However, the Company has not asked its Sponsor to reserve for such indemnification obligations, nor has the Company independently verified whether its Sponsor has sufficient funds to satisfy its indemnity obligations and believe that the Company’s Sponsor’s only assets are securities of the Company. Therefore, the Company cannot assure that its Sponsor would be able to satisfy those obligations.

 

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On February 22, 2021, the Sponsor and Dynamo Master Fund (a member of the Sponsor) entered into a forward purchase agreement (the “Sponsor Forward Purchase Agreement”), with the Company that provided for the purchase of up to an aggregate of 13,000,000 units, with each unit consisting of one Class A ordinary share and one-third of one redeemable warrant, for an aggregate purchase price of $130,000,000, or $10.00 per unit, in a private placement to close substantially concurrently with the closing of the Company’s initial Business Combination (the “Forward Purchase Securities”). The Sponsor Forward Purchase Agreement provided that the applicable forward purchase investors may, in their sole discretion, increase the amount of capital committed under the Sponsor Forward Purchase Agreement up to an amount not to exceed $160,000,000. On October 20, 2021, the Company received an allocation notice from the Sponsor and Dynamo Master Fund committing to purchase an aggregate of 16,000,000 units, with each unit consisting of one Class A ordinary share and one-third of one redeemable warrant, for an aggregate purchase price of $160,000,000, or $10.00 per unit. On December 20, 2021, the Sponsor and Burwell Mountain Trust (a member of the Sponsor) entered into an assignment and assumption agreement (the “Assignment and Assumption Agreement”). The Assignment and Assumption Agreement provides for the assignment by the Sponsor and assumption by Burwell Mountain Trust of all of the Sponsor’s rights and benefits as purchaser under the Sponsor Forward Purchase Agreement, including the right to purchase the Forward Purchase Securities subscribed for by the Sponsor.

 

On March 1, 2021, the Company and Beauty Ventures LLC (“Beauty Ventures”) entered into a forward purchase agreement (the “Beauty Forward Purchase Agreement,” and together with the Sponsor Forward Purchase Agreement, the “Forward Purchase Agreements” or “FPA”), that provided for the purchase of an aggregate of up to 17,300,000 units, with each unit consisting of one Class A ordinary share and one-third of one redeemable warrant, for an aggregate purchase price of up to $173,000,000 (subject to the below), or $10.00 per unit, in a private placement to close substantially concurrently with the closing of the initial Business Combination. To the extent that the amounts available from the Trust Account and other financing (including the Sponsor Forward Purchase Agreement) are sufficient for the cash requirements in connection with our initial Business Combination, the Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, as the managing member of Beauty Ventures, reduce its purchase obligation, up to the full amount, under the Beauty Forward Purchase Agreement.

 

On November 15, 2021, the Company entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Obagi Merger Agreement”), by and among the Company, Obagi Merger Sub, Inc., a Cayman Islands exempted company limited by shares and an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of the Company (“Merger Sub”), and Obagi Global Holdings Limited, a Cayman Islands exempted company limited by shares (“Obagi”). See Note 6 for further discussion.

 

On November 15, 2021, the Company entered into an Equity Purchase Agreement (the “Milk Equity Purchase Agreement” and together with the Obagi Merger Agreement, the “Transaction Agreements”), by and among the Company, Obagi Holdco 1 Limited, a limited company incorporated under the laws of Jersey (“Holdco Purchaser”), Waldencast Partners LP, a Cayman Islands exempted limited partnership (“Waldencast LP” and together with Holdco Purchaser, the “Purchasers”), Milk Makeup LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“Milk”), certain members of Milk (the “Milk Members”), and Shareholder Representative Services LLC, a Colorado limited liability company, solely in its capacity as representative of the Milk Members (the “Equityholder Representative”). See Note 6 for further discussion.

 

Liquidity, Capital Resources and Going Concern

 

As of March 31, 2022, the Company had cash in an operating bank account, outside of the Trust Account, with $1,088,980 available for working capital needs. As of March 31, 2022, the Company had a working capital deficit of $517,158. All remaining funds held in the Trust Account are generally unavailable for the Company’s use, prior to an initial Business Combination, and are restricted for use either in a Business Combination, to redeem Class A ordinary shares or with respect to the interest earned, to be withdrawn for the payment of taxes. As of March 31, 2022, none of the amount in the Trust Account was withdrawn as described above.

 

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On October 28, 2021, the Company drew down the entire available balance of the Working Capital Promissory Note (as defined below) and the Sponsor deposited $1,500,000 in the Company’s operating bank account (see Note 5). The Company anticipates that the $1,088,980 in its operating bank account as of March 31, 2022, will be sufficient to allow the Company to operate for at least the next 12 months from the issuance of the condensed financial statements, assuming that a Business Combination is not consummated during that time. Until consummation of its Business Combination, the Company will be using the funds not held in the Trust Account, and any additional Working Capital Loans (as defined in Note 5) from the initial shareholders, the Company’s officers and directors, or their respective affiliates (which is described in Note 5), for identifying and evaluating prospective acquisition candidates, performing business due diligence on prospective target businesses, traveling to and from the offices, plants or similar locations of prospective target businesses, reviewing corporate documents and material agreements of prospective target businesses, selecting the target business to acquire and structuring, negotiating and consummating the Business Combination.

 

The Company does not believe It will need to raise additional funds in order to meet the expenditures required for operating its business. However, if the Company’s estimates of the costs of undertaking in-depth due diligence and negotiating Business Combination is less than the actual amount necessary to do so, the Company may have insufficient funds available to operate its business prior to the Business Combination. Moreover, the Company will need to raise additional capital through loans from its Sponsor, officers, directors, or third parties. None of the Sponsor, officers or directors are under any obligation to advance funds to, or to invest in, the Company. If the Company is unable to raise additional capital, it may be required to take additional measures to conserve liquidity, which could include, but not necessarily be limited to, curtailing operations, suspending the pursuit of its business plan, and reducing overhead expenses. The Company cannot provide any assurance that new financing will be available to it on commercially acceptable terms, if at all.

 

The Company has 24 months from the closing of the IPO, which occurred on March 18, 2021 (with the ability to extend with shareholder approval) to consummate a Business Combination. However, if the Company is unable to complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period, the Company will redeem 100% of the outstanding public shares for a pro rata portion of the funds held in the Trust Account, equal to the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account including interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account and not previously released to the Company, divided by the number of then outstanding public shares, subject to applicable law and as further described in the registration statement, and then seek to dissolve and liquidate.

 

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There is no guarantee that the Company will be able to consummate a Business Combination within the Combination Period, which raises substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern until the earlier of the consummation of the Business Combination or the date the Company is required to liquidate. These condensed financial statements do not include any adjustments relating to the recovery of the recorded assets or the classification of the liabilities that might be necessary should the Company be unable to continue as a going concern.

 

Risks and Uncertainties

 

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

 

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

 

Note 2 — Significant Accounting Policies

 

Basis of Presentation

 

The accompanying unaudited condensed financial statements of the Company are presented in U.S. dollars in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) and pursuant to the rules and regulations of the SEC. In the opinion of management, all adjustments (consisting of normal recurring adjustments) have been made that are necessary to present fairly the financial position, and the results of its operations and its cash flows. The interim results for the three months ended March 31, 2022 are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the year ending December 31, 2022 or for any future interim periods. The accompanying unaudited condensed financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Company’s audited financial statements and notes thereto included in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021 (the “2021 Annual Report”) filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on March 31, 2022.

 

Emerging Growth Company Status

 

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”), and it may take advantage of certain exemptions from various reporting requirements that are applicable to other public companies that are not emerging growth companies including, but not limited to, not being required to comply with the auditor attestation requirements of Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, reduced disclosure obligations regarding executive compensation in its periodic reports and proxy statements, and exemptions from the requirements of holding a nonbinding advisory vote on executive compensation and 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 a company can elect to opt out of the extended transition period and comply with the requirements that apply to non-emerging growth companies but any such election to opt out is irrevocable. The Company has elected not to opt out of such extended transition period which means that when a standard is issued or revised and it has different application dates for public or private companies, the Company, as an emerging growth company, can adopt the new or revised standard at the time private companies adopt the new or revised standard. This may make comparison of the Company’s financial statements with another public company which is neither an emerging growth company nor an emerging growth company which has opted out of using the extended transition period difficult or impossible because of the potential differences in accounting standards used. 

 

Use of Estimates

 

The preparation of unaudited condensed financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the unaudited condensed financial statements and the reported amounts of revenue and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

 

Cash and Cash Equivalents

 

The Company considers all short-term investments with an original maturity of three months or less when purchased to be cash equivalents. The Company had cash of $1,088,980 and $1,503,768 in its operating bank account, outside of the Trust Account as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively. The Company did not have any cash equivalents as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021.

 

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Investment Held in Trust Account

 

At March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, the Trust Account had $345,055,667 and $345,052,047 of marketable securities, respectively. The Company accounts for its marketable securities, which are carried at fair value with changes in fair value included in the condensed statement of operations. As of March 31, 2022, the Company has not withdrawn any of the interest income from the Trust Account to pay its tax obligations.

 

Concentration of Credit Risk

 

Financial instruments that potentially subject the Company to concentrations of credit risk consist of a cash account in a financial institution, which, at times, may exceed the Federal Depository Insurance Coverage of $250,000. At March 31, 2022, the Company has not experienced losses on this account.

 

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 Topic 480, “Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity.” Class A ordinary shares subject to mandatory redemption (if any) are classified as a liability instrument and are measured at fair value. Conditionally redeemable ordinary shares (including ordinary shares that feature redemption rights that are either within the control of the holder or subject to redemption upon the occurrence of uncertain events not solely within the Company’s control) are classified as temporary equity. At all other times, ordinary shares are classified as a part of shareholders’ deficit. 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, all shares of Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption are presented at redemption value as temporary equity, outside of the shareholders’ deficit section of the Company’s condensed balance sheet.

 

All of the Class A ordinary shares sold as part of the Units in the Initial Public Offering contain a redemption feature which allows for the redemption of such Public Shares in connection with the Company’s liquidation, if there is a shareholder vote or tender offer in connection with the Business Combination and in connection with certain amendments to the Company’s amended and restated memorandum and articles of association (except that in no event may we redeem our Public Shares in an amount that would cause our net tangible assets to be less than $5,000,001 following such redemptions pursuant to our amended and restated memorandum and articles of association). In accordance with the SEC and its staff guidance on redeemable equity instruments, which has been codified in ASC 480-10-S99, redemption provisions not solely within the control of the Company require ordinary shares subject to redemption to be classified outside of permanent equity.

 

As of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, the Class A ordinary shares reflected on the condensed balance sheets are reconciled in the following table:

 

Gross proceeds  $345,000,000 
Less:     
Proceeds allocated to public warrants   (11,960,000)
Issuance costs related to Class A ordinary shares   (19,450,398)
Plus:     
Accretion of carrying value to redemption value   31,410,398 
Contingently redeemable Class A ordinary shares  $345,000,000 

 

Net Income (Loss) per Ordinary Share

 

The Company applies the two-class method in calculating earnings per share. The contractual formula utilized to calculate the redemption amount approximates fair value. The Class A feature to redeem at fair value means that there is effectively only one class of stock. Changes in fair value are not considered a dividend for the purposes of the numerator in the earnings per share calculation. Net income (loss) per ordinary share is computed by dividing the pro rata net income (loss) between the Class A ordinary shares and the Class B ordinary shares by the weighted average number of ordinary shares outstanding for each of the periods. The calculation of diluted income (loss) per ordinary share does not consider the effect of the warrants and rights issued in connection with the Initial Public Offering since the exercise of the warrants and rights are contingent upon the occurrence of future events and the inclusion of such warrants would be anti-dilutive. The warrants and Forward Purchase Agreement units are exercisable for 61,833,333 shares of Class A ordinary shares in the aggregate. Accretion of the carrying value of Class A ordinary shares to redemption value is excluded from net income (loss) per ordinary share because the redemption value approximates fair value.

 

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Reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) per Ordinary Share

 

The Company’s net income (loss) is adjusted for the portion of net income (loss) that is allocable to each class of ordinary shares. The allocable net income (loss) is calculated by multiplying net income (loss) by the ratio of weighted average number of shares outstanding attributable to Class A ordinary shares and Class B ordinary shares to the total weighted average number of shares outstanding for the period. Accretion of the carrying value of Class A ordinary shares to redemption value is excluded from net income (loss) per ordinary share because the redemption value approximates fair value.

 

Accordingly, basic and diluted income (loss) per ordinary share is calculated as follows:  

 

  

For the

Three Months

Ended

March 31, 2022

  

For the

Three Months

Ended

March 31, 2021

 
Ordinary shares subject to possible redemption        
Numerator:        
Net income (loss) allocable to Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption  $2,418,332   $(510,888)
Denominator:          
Weighted Average Redeemable Class A ordinary shares, Basic and Diluted   34,500,000    5,039,326 
Basic and Diluted net income (loss) per share, Redeemable Class A ordinary shares  $0.07   $(0.10)
           
Non-Redeemable Ordinary shares          
Numerator:          
Net income (loss) allocable to Class B ordinary shares not subject to redemption  $604,583   $(673,069)
Denominator:          
Weighted Average Non-Redeemable Ordinary shares, Basic and Diluted   8,625,000    6,639,045 
Basic and diluted net income (loss) per share, ordinary shares  $0.07   $(0.10)

 

Offering Costs

 

The Company complies with the requirements of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) ASC 340-10-S99-1 and SEC Staff Accounting Bulletin (“SAB”) Topic 5A—“Expenses of Offering.” Offering costs consist principally of professional and registration fees incurred through the balance sheet date that are related to the Initial Public Offering and that were charged to shareholders’ deficit upon the completion of the Initial Public Offering. Accordingly, on March 31, 2022, offering costs totaling $20,169,599 have been charged to temporary equity (consisting of $6,900,000 of underwriting fee, $12,075,000 of deferred underwriting fee and $1,194,599 of other offering costs). Of the total transaction costs, $719,201 was reclassified as a non-operating expense in the statements of operations with the rest of the offering cost charged to temporary equity. The transaction costs were allocated based on a relative fair value basis, compared to the total offering proceeds, between the fair value of the public warrant liabilities and the Class A ordinary shares.

 

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Fair Value of Financial Instruments

 

The fair value of the Company’s assets and liabilities, which qualify as financial instruments under the FASB ASC 820, “Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures,” approximates the carrying amounts represented in the balance sheets.

 

Derivative Warrant Liabilities

 

The Company evaluates its financial instruments, including issued share purchase warrants, to determine if such instruments are derivatives or contain features that qualify as embedded derivatives, pursuant to ASC 480 and ASC 815-15. The classification of derivative instruments, including whether such instruments should be recorded as liabilities or as equity, is re-assessed at the end of each reporting period. The Company has determined its public warrants, private warrants and forward purchase agreements are derivative instruments.

 

The Company accounts for its 17,433,333 ordinary share warrants issued in connection with its Initial Public Offering (11,500,000) and Private Placement Warrants (5,933,333) as derivative warrant liabilities in accordance with ASC 815-40. Accordingly, the Company recognizes the warrant instruments as liabilities at fair value and adjusts the instruments to fair value at each reporting period. The liabilities are subject to re-measurement at each balance sheet date until exercised, and any change in fair value is recognized in the Company’s statements of operations. The fair value of warrants issued by the Company in connection with its Initial Public Offering and Private Placement Warrants has been estimated using Monte-Carlo simulations at each measurement date.

 

FASB ASC 470-20, “Debt with Conversion and Other Options,” addresses the allocation of proceeds from the issuance of convertible debt into its equity and debt components. The Company applied this guidance to allocate Initial Public Offering proceeds from the Units between Class A ordinary shares and warrants, using the residual method by allocating Initial Public Offering proceeds first to the fair value of the warrants and contingent forward purchase units and then the Class A ordinary shares.

 

Income Taxes

 

The Company accounts for income taxes under ASC Topic 740, “Income Taxes,” which requires an asset and liability approach to financial accounting and reporting for income taxes. Deferred income tax assets and liabilities are computed for differences between the financial statements and tax bases of assets and liabilities that will result in future taxable or deductible amounts, based on enacted tax laws and rates applicable to the periods in which the differences are expected to affect taxable income. Valuation allowances are established, when necessary, to reduce deferred tax assets to the amount expected to be realized.

 

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

 

The Company is considered to be an exempted Cayman Islands company with no connection to any other taxable jurisdiction and is presently not subject to income taxes or income tax filing requirements in the Cayman Islands or the United States. As such, the Company’s tax provision was immaterial for the three months ended March 31, 2022.

 

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Recent Accounting Standards

 

In August 2020, the FASB issued Accounting Standard Update No. 2020-06, “Debt-Debt with Conversion and Other Options” (Subtopic 470-20) and “Derivatives and Hedging-Contracts in an Entity’s Own Equity (Subtopic 815-40): Accounting for Convertible Instruments and Contracts in an Entity’s Own Equity” (“ASU 2020-06”), which simplifies accounting for convertible instruments by removing major separation models required under current GAAP. ASU 2020-06 also removes certain settlement conditions that are required for equity-linked contracts to qualify for scope exception, and it simplifies the diluted earnings per share calculation in certain areas. The Company adopted ASU 2020-06 on January 1, 2021. Adoption of the ASU did not impact the Company’s financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

 

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

 

Note 3 — Initial Public Offering

 

Pursuant to the Initial Public Offering, the Company sold 34,500,000 Units, at a price of $10.00 per Unit. Each Unit consists of one share of Class A ordinary shares, par value $0.0001 per share and one-third of one redeemable warrant (“Public Warrant”). Each whole Public Warrant entitles the holder to purchase one share of Class A ordinary shares at a price of $11.50 per share.

 

Note 4 — Private Placement Warrants

 

Simultaneously with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, the Sponsor purchased an aggregate of 5,933,333 Private Placement Warrants at a price of $1.50 per Private Placement Warrant, for an aggregate price of $8,900,000. Each Private Placement Warrant is exercisable for one Class A ordinary share at a price of $11.50 per share, subject to adjustment (see Note 6). If the Company does not complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period, the proceeds from the sale of the Private Placement Warrants held in the Trust Account will be used to fund the redemption of the Public Shares (subject to the requirements of applicable law) and the Private Placement Warrants will expire worthless. The initial fair value of the Private Placement Warrants was recorded as a liability of $6,230,000 with the excess of cash received over initial fair value of the warrants of $2,670,000 recorded as additional paid-in capital.

 

Note 5 — Related Party Transactions

 

Founder Shares

 

On January 12, 2021, the Company issued 7,187,500 Founder Shares to the Sponsor for an aggregate purchase price of $25,000. In February 2021, the Sponsor transferred 20,000 Class B ordinary shares to each of Sarah Brown, Juliette Hickman, Lindsay Pattison and Zachary Werner (the “Investor Directors”), resulting in the Sponsor holding 7,107,500 Class B ordinary shares. On March 15, 2021, the Company effected a dividend of 0.2 per share of Class B ordinary shares for each share of Class B ordinary shares resulting in 8,625,000 shares of Class B ordinary shares being issued and outstanding, of which 8,545,000 are held by the Sponsor.

 

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

 

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Related Party Loans

 

On January 12, 2021, 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 “Sponsor Promissory Note”). The Sponsor Promissory Note was non-interest bearing, unsecured and due upon the earlier of June 30, 2021 and the closing of the Initial Public Offering. The Company had no borrowings under the Sponsor Promissory Note at the closing of the Initial Public Offering. Borrowings under the Sponsor Promissory Note are no longer available.

 

Due to Related Party

 

As of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, the balance of $125,043 and $95,000 represents the amount accrued for the administrative support services provided (defined below) by the Sponsor, respectively.

 

Administrative Support Agreement

 

Commencing on the date of the Initial Public Offering, the Company has agreed to pay the Sponsor a total of $10,000 per month for office space and administrative support services. Upon completion of the initial Business Combination or the Company’s liquidation, the Company will cease paying these monthly fees. For the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021, the Company incurred $30,000 in such fees. As of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, the Company had an outstanding unpaid balance amounting to $125,043 and $95,000, respectively.

 

Working Capital Loans

 

In order to finance transaction costs in connection with a Business Combination, the Sponsor or an affiliate of the Sponsor, or certain of the Company’s officers and directors may, but are not obligated to, loan the Company funds as may be required. Such Working Capital Loans would be evidenced by promissory notes. The notes may be repaid upon completion of a Business Combination, without interest, or, at the lender’s discretion, up to $1,500,000 of notes may be converted upon completion of a Business Combination into warrants at a price of $1.50 per warrant. Such warrants would be identical to the Private Placement Warrants. In the event that a Business Combination does not close, the Company may use a portion of proceeds held outside of the Trust Account to repay the Working Capital Loans, but no proceeds held in the Trust Account would be used for such repayment. On August 18, 2021, the Company issued the Working Capital Promissory Note to the Sponsor for an aggregate amount of up to $1,500,000, up to $1,500,000 of such note may be convertible into warrants, at a price of $1.50 per warrant, at the option of the lender (the “Working Capital Promissory Note”). The Working Capital Promissory Note is non-interest bearing and is due and payable in full on the earlier of (i) the date by which we have to complete a Business Combination and (ii) the effective date of a Business Combination. On October 28, 2021, the Company drew down the entire available balance of the Working Capital Promissory Note and the Sponsor deposited $1,500,000 in the Company’s operating bank account. As of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, the Company had an aggregate principal amount of $1,500,000 in outstanding borrowings under the Working Capital Loans, consisting solely of the Working Capital Promissory Note.

 

The conversion feature included in the Working Capital Promissory Note is considered an embedded derivate and is remeasured at the end of each reporting period. The value of the conversion features was considered de minimis both as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021.

 

Forward Purchase Agreement

 

The Company entered into two separate forward purchase agreements as follows. The Sponsor and Dynamo Master Fund (a member of the Sponsor) entered into the Sponsor Forward Purchase Agreement, dated as of February 22, 2021, with the Company that will provide for the purchase of up to an aggregate of 13,000,000 units, with each unit consisting of one Class A ordinary share and one-third of one redeemable warrant, for an aggregate purchase price of $130,000,000, or $10.00 per unit, in a private placement to close substantially concurrently with the closing of our initial Business Combination. The Sponsor Forward Purchase Agreement provides that the applicable forward purchase investors may, in their sole discretion, increase the amount of capital committed under the Sponsor Forward Purchase Agreement up to an amount not to exceed $160,000,000. Beauty Ventures entered into the Beauty Forward Purchase Agreement, dated as of March 1, 2021, with the Company that provides for the purchase of an aggregate of up to 17,300,000 units, with each unit consisting of one Class A ordinary share and one-third of one redeemable warrant, for an aggregate purchase price of up to $173,000,000 (subject to the below), or $10.00 per unit, in a private placement to close substantially concurrently with the closing of the initial Business Combination. To the extent that the amounts available from the Trust Account and other financing (including the Sponsor Forward Purchase Agreement) are sufficient for the cash requirements in connection with our initial Business Combination, the Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, as the managing member of Beauty Ventures, reduce its purchase obligation, up to the full amount, under the Beauty Forward Purchase Agreement. Members of the Sponsor or their affiliates will receive a performance fee allocation when the return on the securities underlying the Beauty Forward Purchase Agreement exceeds certain benchmark returns. The obligations under the Forward Purchase Agreements will not depend on whether any Class A ordinary shares are redeemed by our public shareholders. The forward purchase shares and the forward purchase warrants included in the units being sold in the Initial Public Offering, respectively, will be identical to the Public Shares and public warrants included in the units sold in the Initial Public Offering, respectively, except that the holders thereof will have certain registration rights, as described herein. On October 20, 2021, the Company received (i) an allocation notice from the Sponsor and Dynamo Master Fund committing to purchase 16,000,000 units, with each unit consisting of one Class A ordinary share and one-third of one redeemable warrant, for an aggregate purchase price of $160,000,000, or $10.00 per unit and (ii) an allocation notice from Beauty Ventures committing to purchase 17,300,000 units, with each unit consisting of one Class A ordinary share and one-third of one redeemable warrant, for an aggregate purchase price of $173,000,000, or $10.00 per unit. On December 20, 2021, the Sponsor and Burwell Mountain Trust (a member of the Sponsor) entered into an Assignment and Assumption Agreement. The Assignment and Assumption Agreement provides for the assignment by the Sponsor and assumption by Burwell Mountain Trust of all of the Sponsor’s rights and benefits as purchaser under the Sponsor Forward Purchase Agreement, including the right to purchase the Forward Purchase Securities subscribed for by the Sponsor.

 

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Note 6 — Commitments & Contingencies

 

Registration Rights

 

The holders of the Founder Shares, Private Placement Warrants and any warrants that may be issued upon conversion of Working Capital Loans (and any Class A ordinary shares issuable upon the exercise of the Private Placement Warrants or warrants issued upon conversion of the Working Capital Loans and upon conversion of the Founder Shares) will be entitled to registration rights pursuant to a registration rights agreement to be signed prior to or on the effective date of the Initial Public Offering requiring the Company to register such securities for resale. The holders of these securities will be entitled to make up to three demands, excluding short form demands, that the Company register such securities. In addition, the holders have certain “piggy-back” registration rights with respect to registration statements filed subsequent to the completion of a Business Combination. The Company will bear the expenses incurred in connection with the filing of any such registration statements.

 

Underwriters Agreement

 

On March 18, 2021, pursuant to the consummation of the Initial Public Offering, the Company paid a fixed underwriting discount of $0.20 per Unit, or $6,900,000 in the aggregate. Additionally, a deferred underwriting discount of $0.35 per Unit, or $12,075,000 in the aggregate, will be payable to the underwriters from the amounts held in the Trust Account solely in the event that the Company completes an initial Business Combination, subject to the terms of the underwriting agreement.

 

Obagi Merger Agreement and Related Agreements

 

On November 15, 2021, the Company entered into the Obagi Merger Agreement, by and among the Company, Merger Sub and Obagi. The Obagi Merger Agreement provides that, among other things and upon the terms and subject to the conditions thereof, the following transactions will occur (together with the other agreements and transactions contemplated by the Obagi Merger Agreement, the “Obagi Transaction”):

 

(i)at the closing of the transactions contemplated by the Obagi Merger Agreement (the “Obagi Closing”), upon the terms and subject to the conditions of the Obagi Merger Agreement and in accordance with the Companies Act (As Revised) of the Cayman Islands (“Cayman Act”), Merger Sub will merge with and into Obagi, the separate corporate existence of Merger Sub will cease and Obagi will be the surviving company and an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of the Company (the “Merger”);

 

  (ii) as a result of the Merger, among other things, each outstanding share in the capital of Obagi of par value US $0.50 each per share (the “Obagi Common Stock”) as of immediately prior to the effective time of the Merger (the “Obagi Merger Effective Time”) (other than in respect of Excluded Shares (as defined in the Obagi Merger Agreement)) will be cancelled and converted into the right to receive (a) an amount in cash equal to the quotient obtained by dividing (i) the Obagi Cash Consideration (as defined in the Obagi Merger Agreement) by (ii) the number of Aggregate Fully Diluted Company Common Shares (as defined in the Obagi Merger Agreement), and (b) a number of Waldencast plc Class A ordinary shares (defined below) equal to the quotient obtained by dividing (i) the Obagi Stock Consideration (as defined in the Obagi Merger Agreement) by (ii) the number of Aggregate Fully Diluted Company Common Shares; and

 

  (iii) upon the effective time of the Domestication (as defined below), the Company will immediately be renamed “Waldencast plc.”

 

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The Company’s board of directors has unanimously (i) approved and declared advisable the Obagi Merger Agreement, the Obagi Transaction and the other transactions contemplated thereby and (ii) resolved to recommend approval of the Obagi Merger Agreement and related matters by the shareholders of the Company.

 

Milk Equity Purchase Agreement

 

On November 15, 2021, the Company entered into the Milk Equity Purchase Agreement, by and among the Company, Holdco Purchaser, Waldencast LP, Milk, Milk Members, and the Equityholder Representative.

 

The Milk Equity Purchase Agreement provides that, among other things and upon the terms and subject to the conditions thereof, the following transactions will occur (together with the other agreements and transactions contemplated by the Milk Equity Purchase Agreement, the “Milk Transaction” and, together with the Obagi Transaction, the “Obagi and Milk Business Combinations”):

 

  (i) at the closing of the transactions contemplated by the Milk Equity Purchase Agreement (the “Milk Closing” and together with the Obagi Closing, the “Closing”), upon the terms and subject to the conditions of the Milk Equity Purchase Agreement, the Purchasers will acquire from the Milk Members and the Milk Members will sell to the Purchasers all of the issued and outstanding membership units of Milk in exchange for the Milk Cash Consideration (as defined in the Milk Equity Purchase Agreement), and the Milk Equity Consideration (as defined in the Milk Equity Purchase Agreement), which consist of partnership units of Waldencast LP exchangeable for Waldencast plc Class A ordinary shares (as defined below), and the Class B ordinary shares, par value $0.0001 per share, of the Company (following the Domestication) (the “Waldencast plc Non-Economic ordinary shares);

 

  (ii) as a result of the Milk Transaction, among other things, (a) Holdco Purchaser will purchase from the Milk Members a percentage of the outstanding membership units in exchange for (i) the Milk Cash Consideration and (ii) a number of Waldencast plc Non-Economic ordinary shares equal to the Milk Equity Consideration and (b) Waldencast LP will purchase from the Milk Members the remainder of the outstanding membership units in exchange for the Milk Equity Consideration; and

 

  (iii) upon the effective time of the Domestication, the Company will immediately be renamed “Waldencast plc.”

 

Immediately following consummation of the Milk Transaction, (i) Holdco Purchaser will contribute its equity interest in (a) Milk to Waldencast LP in exchange for limited partnership units in Waldencast LP and (b) Holdco 2 in exchange for limited partnership units in Waldencast LP. The combined company will be organized in an “Up-C” structure, in which the equity interests of Obagi and Milk will be held by Waldencast LP. The Company will in turn hold its interests in Obagi and Milk through Waldencast LP and Holdco Purchaser.

 

The Board has unanimously (i) approved and declared advisable the Milk Equity Purchase Agreement, the Milk Transaction and the other transactions contemplated thereby and (ii) resolved to recommend approval of the Milk Equity Purchase Agreement and related matters by the shareholders of the Company.

 

Prior to the Closing, subject to the approval of the Company’s shareholders, and in accordance with the Cayman Act, the Companies (Jersey) Law 1991, as amended (the “Jersey Companies Law”) and the Company’s amended and restated memorandum and articles of association, the Company will effect a deregistration under the Cayman Act and a domestication under Part 18C of the Jersey Companies Law (by means of filing a memorandum and articles of association with the Registrar of Companies in Jersey), pursuant to which the Company’s jurisdiction of incorporation will be changed from the Cayman Islands to Jersey (the “Domestication”).

 

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In connection with the Domestication, (i) each of the then issued and outstanding Class A ordinary shares, par value $0.0001 per share, of the Company, will convert automatically, on a one-for-one basis, into an ordinary share, par value $0.0001 per share, of the Company (following its Domestication) (the “Waldencast plc Class A ordinary shares”), (ii) each of the then issued and outstanding Class B ordinary shares, par value $0.0001 per share, of the Company, will convert automatically, on a one-for-one basis, into a Waldencast plc Class A ordinary share, (iii) each then issued and outstanding warrant of the Company will convert automatically into a warrant to acquire one Waldencast plc Class A ordinary share (“Waldencast plc Warrant”), pursuant to the Warrant Agreement, dated March 15, 2021, between the Company and Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, as warrant agent, and (iv) each then issued and outstanding unit of the Company shall be cancelled and will entitle the holder thereof to one Waldencast plc Class A ordinary share and one-third of one Waldencast plc Warrant.

 

On November 15, 2021, the Company entered into a Sponsor Support Agreement (the “Obagi Sponsor Support Agreement”), by and among the Sponsor, Obagi, the Company and the persons set forth on Schedule I attached thereto (the “Sponsor Persons”), pursuant to which the Sponsor and the Sponsor Persons agreed to, among other things, vote in favor of the Obagi Merger Agreement and the transactions contemplated thereby, in each case, subject to the terms and conditions contemplated by the Obagi Sponsor Support Agreement.

 

On November 15, 2021, the Company entered into a Sponsor Support Agreement (the “Milk Sponsor Support Agreement”), by and among the Sponsor, the Equityholder Representative, the Company and the Sponsor Persons, pursuant to which the Sponsor and the Sponsor Persons agreed to, among other things, vote in favor of the Milk Equity Purchase Agreement and the transactions contemplated thereby, in each case, subject to the terms and conditions contemplated by the Milk Sponsor Support Agreement.

 

On November 15, 2021, the Company also entered the Stockholder Support Agreement, by and among the Company, Obagi and Cedarwalk. Pursuant to the Stockholder Support Agreement, Cedarwalk agreed to, among other things, within two (2) business days after the proxy statement/prospectus relating to the approval by the Company shareholders of the Obagi and Milk Business Combinations is declared effective by the SEC and delivered or otherwise made available to the Company shareholders, execute and deliver a written consent with respect to the outstanding ordinary shares of Obagi held by Cedarwalk adopting the Obagi Merger Agreement and related transactions and approving the Obagi and Milk Business Combinations.

 

The consummation of the proposed Obagi and Milk Business Combinations is subject to certain conditions as further described in the Obagi Merger Agreement and the Milk Equity Purchase Agreement.

 

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 uncertain future events. Accordingly, as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, 34,500,000 shares of Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption are presented at redemption value as temporary equity, outside of the shareholders’ deficit section of the Company’s condensed balance sheets. The value of these redeemable shares was calculated as the gross proceeds from the sale of Waldencast’s public units reduced by the proceeds allocable to the Public Warrants, issuance costs related to Waldencast’s public units and the accretion of the carrying value to the redemption value. Upon the consummation of the Initial Public Offering, the Company recorded $31,410,398 in accretion.

 

Note 8 — Shareholder’s Deficit

 

Preference Shares — The Company is authorized to issue a total of 5,000,000 preference shares at par value of $0.0001 each. At March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, there were no preference shares issued or outstanding.

 

Class A Ordinary Shares — The Company is authorized to issue a total of 500,000,000 Class A ordinary shares at par value of $0.0001 each. At March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, there were no shares issued and outstanding (excluding 34,500,000 shares subject to possible redemption).

 

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Class B Ordinary Shares — The Company is authorized to issue a total of 50,000,000 shares of Class B ordinary shares at par value of $0.0001 each. At March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, there were 8,625,000 Class B ordinary shares issued or outstanding.

 

Only holders of the Class B ordinary shares will have the right to vote on the election of directors prior to the Business Combination. Holders of Class A ordinary shares and holders of Class B ordinary shares will vote together as a single class on all matters submitted to a vote of the Company’s shareholders except as otherwise required by law.

 

The Class B ordinary shares will automatically convert into Class A ordinary shares at the time of the completion of the Business Combination, or earlier at the option of the holder, on a one-for-one basis, subject to adjustment. In the case that additional Class A ordinary shares, or equity-linked securities, are issued or deemed issued in excess of the amounts issued in the Initial Public Offering and related to the closing of a Business Combination, the ratio at which Founder Shares will convert into Class A ordinary shares will be adjusted (subject to waiver by holders of a majority of the Class B ordinary shares) so that the number of Class A ordinary shares issuable upon conversion of all Founder Shares will equal, in the aggregate, on an as-converted basis, 20% of the sum of the ordinary shares issued and outstanding upon completion of the Initial Public Offering plus the number of Class A ordinary shares and equity-linked securities issued or deemed issued in connection with a Business Combination, excluding any Class A ordinary shares or equity-linked securities issued, or to be issued, to any seller in a Business Combination.

 

Note 9 — Warrants

 

Public Warrants may only be exercised for a whole number of shares. No fractional warrants will be issued upon separation of the Units and only whole warrants will trade. The Public Warrants will become exercisable on the later of (a) 30 days after the completion of a Business Combination and (b) 12 months from the closing of the Initial Public Offering. The Public Warrants will expire five years after the completion of a Business Combination or earlier upon redemption or liquidation.

 

The Company will not be obligated to deliver any Class A ordinary shares pursuant to the exercise of a Public Warrant and will have no obligation to settle such Public Warrant exercise unless a registration statement under the Securities Act with respect to the Class A ordinary shares underlying the Public Warrants is then effective and a prospectus relating thereto is current, subject to the Company satisfying its obligations with respect to registration. No Public Warrant will be exercisable, and the Company will not be obligated to issue any shares to holders seeking to exercise their warrants, unless the issuance of the shares upon such exercise is registered or qualified under the securities laws of the state of the exercising holder, or an exemption is available.

 

The Company has agreed that as soon as practicable, but in no event later than 15 business days, after the closing of the Company’s Business Combination, the Company will use its commercially reasonable efforts to file with the SEC a registration statement for the registration, under the Securities Act, of the Class A ordinary shares issuable upon exercise of the warrants. The Company will use its commercially reasonable efforts to cause the same to become effective and to maintain the effectiveness of such registration statement, and a current prospectus relating thereto, until the expiration or redemption of the warrants in accordance with the provisions of 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 business day after the closing of a 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” in accordance with Section 3(a)(9) of the Securities Act and, in the event the Company so elects, the Company will not be required to file or maintain in effect a registration statement, and in the event the Company does not so elect, it will use its commercially reasonable efforts to register or qualify the shares under applicable blue sky laws to the extent an exemption is not available.

 

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

 

  in whole and not in part;

 

  at a price of $0.01 per Public Warrant;

 

  upon not less than 30 days’ prior written notice of redemption to each warrant holder; and

 

  if, and only if, the reported last sale price of the Class A ordinary shares 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 the warrant holders (the “Reference Value”) equals or exceeds $18.00 per share (as adjusted).

 

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

 

  in whole and not in part;

 

  at $0.10 per warrant upon a minimum of 30 days’ prior written notice of redemption provided that holders will be able to exercise their warrants on a cashless basis prior to redemption and receive that number of shares determined by reference to the table below, based on the redemption date and the “fair market value” of the Class A ordinary shares;

 

  if, and only if, the Reference Value equals or exceeds $10.00 per share (as adjusted); and

 

  if the Reference Value is less than $18.00 per share (as adjusted), the Private Placement Warrants must also be concurrently called for redemption on the same terms as the outstanding Public Warrants, as described above.

 

If and when the warrants become redeemable by the Company, the Company may exercise its redemption right even if it is unable to register or qualify the underlying securities for sale under all applicable state securities laws.

 

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

 

In addition, if (x) the Company issues additional Class A ordinary shares or equity-linked securities for capital raising purposes in connection with the closing of a Business Combination at an issue price or effective issue price of less than $9.20 per Class A ordinary share (with such issue price or effective issue price to be determined in good faith by the Company’s board of directors and, in the case of any such issuance to the Sponsor or its affiliates, without taking into account any Founder Shares held by the Sponsor or such affiliates, as applicable, prior to such issuance) (the “Newly Issued Price”), (y) the aggregate gross proceeds from such issuances represent more than 60% of the total equity proceeds, and interest thereon, available for the funding of a Business Combination, and (z) the volume weighted average trading price of the Class A ordinary shares during the 20 trading day period starting on the trading day prior to the day on which the Company consummates a 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 $10.00 and $18.00 per share redemption trigger prices will be adjusted (to the nearest cent) to be equal to 100% and 180% of the higher of the Market Value and the Newly Issued Price, respectively.

 

The Private Placement Warrants will be identical to the Public Warrants underlying the Units being sold in the Initial Public Offering, except that the Private Placement Warrants and the Class A ordinary shares issuable upon the exercise of the Private Placement Warrants will not be transferable, assignable or salable until 30 days after the completion of a Business Combination, subject to certain limited exceptions. Additionally, the Private Placement Warrants will be exercisable on a cashless basis and be non-redeemable, except as described above, so long as they are held by the initial purchasers or their permitted transferees, the Private Placement Warrants will be redeemable by the Company and exercisable by such holders on the same basis as Public Warrants.

 

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Note 10 — Fair Value Measurements

 

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

 

  Level 1, defined as observable inputs such as quoted prices (unadjusted) for identical instruments in active markets;

 

  Level 2, defined as inputs other than quoted prices in active markets that are either directly or indirectly observable such as quoted prices for similar instruments in active markets or quoted prices for identical or similar instruments in markets that are not active; and

 

  Level 3, defined as unobservable inputs in which little or no market data exists, therefore requiring an entity to develop its own assumptions, such as valuations derived from valuation techniques in which one or more significant inputs or significant value drivers are unobservable.

 

The following table presents information about the Company’s assets that are measured at fair value on a recurring basis at March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021 and indicates the fair value hierarchy of the valuation inputs the Company utilized to determine such fair value:

 

   March 31,   Quoted
Prices In
Active
Markets
   Significant
Other
Observable
Inputs
   Significant
Other
Unobservable
Inputs
 
   2022   (Level 1)   (Level 2)   (Level 3) 
Description                
Assets:                
Marketable Securities held in Trust Account  $345,055,667   $345,055,667   $
     —
   $
 
Liabilities:             
 
      
Forward purchase agreement liabilities   (10,656,000)   
    
    (10,656,000)
Warrant liabilities   (16,795,333)   (11,040,000)   
    (5,755,333)

 

   December 31,   Quoted
Prices In
Active
Markets
   Significant
Other
Observable
Inputs
   Significant
Other
Unobservable
Inputs
 
   2021   (Level 1)   (Level 2)   (Level 3) 
Description                
Assets:                
Marketable Securities held in Trust Account  $345,052,047   $345,052,047   $
     —
   $
 
Liabilities:             
 
      
Forward purchase agreement liabilities   (13,320,000)   
    
    (13,320,000)
Warrant liabilities   (21,153,666)   (13,915,000)   
    (7,238,666)

 

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

 

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The aforementioned warrant liabilities are not subject to qualified hedge accounting.

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021, there were no transfers between Levels 1, 2 or 3.

 

The following table provides quantitative information regarding Level 3 fair value measurements: (private warrants and forward purchase agreements)

 

 

   At
March 31,
2022
   At
December 31,
2021
 
Share price  $10.00   $10.00 
Strike price  $11.50   $11.50 
Term (in years)   5.25    5.50 
Volatility   12.0%   19.0%
Risk-free rate   2.42%   1.31%
Dividend yield   0.0%   0.0%

 

The following table presents the changes in the fair value of warrant liabilities:

 

   Public   Private
Placement
   Warrant
Liabilities
 
Fair value as of December 31, 2021  $
   $
   $
 
Initial measurement on March 18, 2021   11,960,000    6,230,000    18,190,000 
Change in fair value of warrant liabilities   1,955,000    1,008,666    2,963,666 
Fair value as of December 31, 2021  $13,915,000   $7,238,666   $21,153,666 
Change in fair value   (2,875,000)   (1,483,333)   (4,358,333)
Fair value as of March 31, 2022  $11,040,000   $5,755,333   $16,795,333 

 

Prior to their transfer to Level 1 inputs, the estimated fair value of warrant liabilities is determined using Level 3 inputs. Inherent in a binomial options pricing model are assumptions related to expected share-price volatility, expected life, risk-free interest rate and dividend yield. The Company estimates the volatility of its ordinary shares based on historical volatility that matches the expected remaining life of the warrants. The risk-free interest rate is based on the U.S. Treasury zero-coupon yield curve on the grant date for a maturity similar to the expected remaining life of the warrants. The expected life of the warrants is assumed to be equivalent to their remaining contractual term. The dividend rate is based on the historical rate, which the Company anticipates to remain at zero.

 

The Company has initially classified the FPA as a liability. This financial instrument is subject to re-measurement at each balance sheet date. With each such re-measurement, the FPA asset or liability will be adjusted to fair value, with the change in fair value recognized in the Company’s condensed statements of operations. As such, the Company recorded a $11,655,000 of derivative liabilities related to the FPA as of March 18, 2021. At December 31, 2021, the re-measurement of the derivative associated with the FPA resulted in the following change in the derivative liabilities – forward purchase agreement.

 

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   FPA
Liabilities
 
     
Derivative liability – forward purchase agreement at March 18, 2021  $11,655,000 
Change in fair value of derivative liability – forward purchase agreement   1,665,000 
Derivative liability – forward purchase agreement at December 31, 2021  $13,320,000 
Change in fair value of derivative liability – forward purchase agreement   (2,664,000)
Derivative liability – forward purchase agreement at March 31, 2022   10,656,000 

 

The following table presents information about the assumptions used to value the Company’s FPA liabilities classified as Level 3 in the fair value hierarchy that are measured at fair value on a recurring basis.

 

   At
March 31,
2022
   At
December 31,
2021
 
Share price  $10.00   $10.00 
Strike price  $11.50   $11.50 
Term (in years)   5.25    5.50 
Volatility   11.8%   19.0%
Risk-free rate   2.42%   1.31%
Dividend yield   0.0%   0.0%

 

Note 11 — Subsequent Events

 

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

 

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

 

References in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q (this “Quarterly Report”) to “we,” “us” or the “Company” refer to Waldencast Acquisition Corp. References to our “management” or our “management team” refer to our officers and directors, and references to the “Sponsor” refer to Waldencast Long-Term Capital LLC. The following discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operations should be read in conjunction with the unaudited condensed financial statements and the notes thereto contained elsewhere in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. Certain information contained in the discussion and analysis set forth below includes forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties.

 

Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

 

This Quarterly Report includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), that are not historical facts, and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expected and projected. All statements, other than statements of historical fact included in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q including, without limitation, statements in this “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” regarding our financial position, business strategy and the plans and objectives of management for future operations, are forward-looking statements. Words such as “expect,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “estimate,” “seek” and variations and similar words and expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements relate to future events or future performance, but reflect management’s current beliefs, based on information currently available. A number of factors could cause actual events, performance or results to differ materially from the events, performance and results discussed in the forward-looking statements. For information identifying important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements, please refer to the Risk Factors section of the 2021 Annual Report filed with the SEC on March 31, 2022. Our securities filings can be accessed on the EDGAR section of the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Except as expressly required by applicable securities law, we disclaim any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. 

 

Overview

 

We are a blank check company incorporated in the Cayman Islands on December 8, 2020 formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization or similar Business Combination. We intend to effectuate a Business Combination using cash derived from the proceeds of the Initial Public Offering and the sale of the Private Placement Warrants, our shares, debt or a combination of cash, shares and debt.

 

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

 

Recent Developments – Obagi and Milk Business Combinations

 

Obagi Merger Agreement and Related Agreements

 

On November 15, 2021, the Company entered into the Obagi Merger Agreement, by and among the Company, Merger Sub and Obagi.

 

The Obagi Merger Agreement provides that, among other things and upon the terms and subject to the conditions thereof, the following transactions will occur:

 

(i)at the Obagi Closing, upon the terms and subject to the conditions of the Obagi Merger Agreement and in accordance with the Cayman Act, Merger Sub will merge with and into Obagi, the separate corporate existence of Merger Sub will cease and Obagi will be the surviving company and an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of the Company;

 

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  (ii) as a result of the Merger, among other things, each outstanding Obagi Common Stock as of immediately prior to the Obagi Merger Effective Time (other than in respect of Excluded Shares (as defined in the Obagi Merger Agreement)) will be cancelled and converted into the right to receive (a) an amount in cash equal to the quotient obtained by dividing (i) the Obagi Cash Consideration (as defined in the Obagi Merger Agreement) by (ii) the number of Aggregate Fully Diluted Company Common Shares (as defined in the Obagi Merger Agreement), and (b) a number of Waldencast plc Class A ordinary shares equal to the quotient obtained by dividing (i) the Obagi Stock Consideration (as defined in the Obagi Merger Agreement) by (ii) the number of Aggregate Fully Diluted Company Common Shares; and

 

  (iii) upon the effective time of the Domestication, the Company will immediately be renamed “Waldencast plc”.

 

The Company’s board of directors has unanimously (i) approved and declared advisable the Obagi Merger Agreement, the Obagi Transaction and the other transactions contemplated thereby and (ii) resolved to recommend approval of the Obagi Merger Agreement and related matters by the shareholders of the Company.

 

Milk Equity Purchase Agreement

 

On November 15, 2021, the Company entered into the Milk Equity Purchase Agreement, by and among the Company, Holdco Purchaser, Waldencast LP, Milk, the Milk Members and the Equityholder Representative.

 

The Milk Equity Purchase Agreement provides that, among other things and upon the terms and subject to the conditions thereof, the following transactions will occur:

 

  (i) at the Milk Closing, upon the terms and subject to the conditions of the Milk Equity Purchase Agreement, the Purchasers will acquire from the Milk Members and the Milk Members will sell to the Purchasers all of the issued and outstanding membership units of Milk in exchange for the Milk Cash Consideration (as defined in the Milk Equity Purchase Agreement), and the Milk Equity Consideration (as defined in the Milk Equity Purchase Agreement), which consist of partnership units of Waldencast LP exchangeable for Waldencast plc Class A ordinary shares, and the Waldencast plc Non-Economic ordinary shares (as defined in the Milk Equity Purchase Agreement);

 

  (ii) as a result of the Milk Transaction, among other things, (a) Holdco Purchaser will purchase from the Milk Members a percentage of the outstanding membership units in exchange for the (i) Milk Cash Consideration and (ii) a number of Waldencast plc Non-Economic ordinary shares equal to the Milk Equity Consideration and (b) Waldencast LP will purchase from the Milk Members the remainder of the outstanding membership units in exchange for the Milk Equity Consideration; and

 

  (iii) upon the effective time of the Domestication, the Company will immediately be renamed “Waldencast plc.”

 

Immediately following consummation of the Milk Transaction, (i) Holdco Purchaser will contribute its equity interest in (a) Milk to Waldencast LP in exchange for limited partnership units in Waldencast LP and (b) Holdco 2 in exchange for limited partnership units in Waldencast LP. The combined company will be organized in an “Up-C” structure, in which the equity interests of Obagi and Milk will be held by Waldencast LP. The Company will in turn hold its interests in Obagi and Milk through Waldencast LP and Holdco Purchaser.

 

The Board has unanimously (i) approved and declared advisable the Milk Equity Purchase Agreement, the Milk Transaction and the other transactions contemplated thereby and (ii) resolved to recommend approval of the Milk Equity Purchase Agreement and related matters by the shareholders of the Company.

 

Prior to the Closing, subject to the approval of the Company’s shareholders, and in accordance with the Cayman Act, the Jersey Companies Law and the Company’s amended and restated memorandum and articles of association, the Company will effect a deregistration under the Cayman Act and a domestication under Part 18C of the Jersey Companies Law (by means of filing a memorandum and articles of association with the Registrar of Companies in Jersey), pursuant to which the Company’s jurisdiction of incorporation will be changed from the Cayman Islands to Jersey.

 

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In connection with the Domestication, (i) each of the then issued and outstanding Class A ordinary shares, par value $0.0001 per share, of the Company, will convert automatically, on a one-for-one basis, into a Waldencast plc Class A ordinary share, (ii) each of the then issued and outstanding Class B ordinary shares, par value $0.0001 per share, of the Company, will convert automatically, on a one-for-one basis, into a Waldencast plc Class A ordinary share, (iii) each then issued and outstanding warrant of the Company will convert automatically into a Waldencast plc Warrant, pursuant to the Warrant Agreement, dated March 15, 2021, between the Company and Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, as warrant agent, and (iv) each then issued and outstanding unit of the Company shall be cancelled and will entitle the holder thereof to one Waldencast plc Class A ordinary share and one-third of one Waldencast plc Warrant.

 

On November 15, 2021, the Company entered into the Obagi Sponsor Support Agreement, by and among the Sponsor, Obagi, the Company and the Sponsor Persons, pursuant to which the Sponsor and the Sponsor Persons agreed to, among other things, vote in favor of the Obagi Merger Agreement and the transactions contemplated thereby, in each case, subject to the terms and conditions contemplated by the Obagi Sponsor Support Agreement.

 

On November 15, 2021, the Company entered the Milk Sponsor Support Agreement, by and among the Sponsor, the Equityholder Representative, the Company and the Sponsor Persons, pursuant to which the Sponsor and the Sponsor Persons agreed to, among other things, vote in favor of the Milk Equity Purchase Agreement and the transactions contemplated thereby, in each case, subject to the terms and conditions contemplated by the Milk Sponsor Support Agreement.

 

On November 15, 2021, the Company also entered into the Stockholder Support Agreement, by and among the Company, Obagi and Cedarwalk. Pursuant to the Stockholder Support Agreement, Cedarwalk agreed to, among other things, within two (2) business days after the proxy statement/prospectus relating to the approval by the Company shareholders of the Obagi and Milk Business Combinations is declared effective by the SEC and delivered or otherwise made available to the Company shareholders, execute and deliver a written consent with respect to the outstanding ordinary shares of Obagi held by Cedarwalk adopting the Obagi Merger Agreement and related transactions and approving the Obagi and Milk Business Combinations.

 

The consummation of the proposed Obagi and Milk Business Combinations is subject to certain conditions as further described in the Obagi Merger Agreement and the Milk Equity Purchase Agreement.

 

For more information about the Obagi Merger Agreement and the Milk Equity Purchase Agreement and the proposed Obagi and Milk Business Combinations, see our Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on November 15, 2021. Unless specifically stated, this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q does not give effect to the proposed Obagi and Milk Business Combinations and does not contain the risks associated with the proposed Obagi and Milk Business Combinations.

 

Results of Operations

 

We have neither engaged in any operations nor generated any operating revenues to date. Our only activities through March 31, 2022 were organizational activities and those necessary to prepare for the Initial Public Offering, the search for a prospective initial Business Combination, and the negotiation and execution of the proposed Obagi and Milk Business Combinations. We do not expect to generate any operating revenues until after the completion of a Business Combination. We expect to generate non-operating income in the form of interest income on marketable securities held after the Initial Public Offering. We expect that we will incur increased expenses as a result of being a public company (for legal, financial reporting, accounting and auditing compliance), as well as for due diligence expenses in connection with searching for, and completing, a Business Combination.

 

For the year ended March 31, 2022, we had a net income of $3,022,915, which consisted of operating costs of $4,003,477, offset by a non-cash change in fair value of warrant derivative liabilities and Forward Purchase Agreement (as defined below) liabilities of $4,358,333 and $2,664,000, respectively, and interest income from operating bank account of $439, and interest income on marketable securities held in the Trust Account of $3,620.

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2021, we had a net loss of $1,183,957, which included a loss from operations of $117,515, offering cost expense allocated to warrants of $719,201, a loss from the change in fair value of warrant liabilities of $348,666, and interest income from operating bank account of $131, and interest income on marketable securities held in the Trust Account of $1,294.

 

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Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

On March 18, 2021, we consummated the Initial Public Offering of 34,500,000 Units at $10.00 per Unit, generating gross proceeds of $345,000,000, which is discussed in Note 3 to the condensed financial statements. Simultaneously with the closing of our Initial Public Offering, we consummated the sale of 5,933,333 Private Placement Warrants, at a price of $1.50 per Private Placement Warrant, which is discussed in Note 4 to the condensed financial statements.

 

Following the Initial Public Offering and the sale of the Private Placement Warrants, a total of $345,000,000 was placed in the Trust Account. We incurred $20,169,599 in transaction costs, including $6,900,000 of underwriting fees, $12,075,000 of deferred underwriting fees and $1,194,599 of other costs.

 

As of March 31, 2022, cash used in operating activities was $414,788. Net income of $3,022,915 was affected by non-cash changes in the deferred legal fees of $2,112,194, the fair value of warrant derivative liabilities, and Forward Purchase Agreement liabilities of $4,358,333 and $2,664,000, respectively, and interest earned on marketable securities held in the Trust Account of $3,620. Changes in current assets and liabilities provided $1,476,056 of cash for operating activities.

 

As of March 31, 2022, we had marketable securities held in the Trust Account of $345,055,667. We intend to use substantially all of the funds held in the Trust Account, including any amounts representing interest earned on the Trust Account, which interest shall be net of taxes payable and excluding deferred underwriting commissions, to complete our Business Combination. We may withdraw interest from the Trust Account to pay taxes, if any. Through March 31, 2022, we did not withdraw any interest earned on the Trust Account to pay our taxes. To the extent that our share capital or debt is used, in whole or in part, as consideration to complete a Business Combination (including the proposed Obagi and Milk Business Combinations), the remaining proceeds held in the Trust Account will be used as working capital to finance the operations of the target business or businesses, make other acquisitions and pursue our growth strategies.

 

As of March 31, 2022, we had cash of $1,088,980 and a working capital deficit of $517,158. We intend to use the funds held outside the Trust Account primarily to identify and evaluate target businesses, perform business due diligence on prospective target businesses, travel to and from the offices, plants or similar locations of prospective target businesses or their representatives or owners, review corporate documents and material agreements of prospective target businesses, structure, negotiate and complete a Business Combination (including the proposed Obagi and Milk Business Combinations).

 

In order to fund working capital deficiencies or finance transaction costs in connection with a Business Combination, our Sponsor or an affiliate of our Sponsor or certain of our officers and directors may, but are not obligated to, loan us funds as may be required. On October 28, 2021, we drew down the entire available balance of the Working Capital Promissory Note in an amount equal to $1,500,000. If we complete a Business Combination, we may repay such loaned amounts out of the proceeds of the Trust Account released to us. In the event that a Business Combination does not close, we may use a portion of the working capital held outside the Trust Account to repay such loaned amounts, but no proceeds from our Trust Account would be used for such repayment. Up to $1,500,000 of such loans may be convertible into warrants, at a price of $1.50 per warrant, at the option of the lender. The warrants would be identical to the Private Placement Warrants.

 

We do not believe we will need to raise additional funds in order to meet the expenditures required for operating our business. However, if our estimate of the costs of identifying a target business, undertaking in-depth due diligence and negotiating a Business Combination are less than the actual amount necessary to do so, we may have insufficient funds available to operate our business prior to our initial Business Combination. Moreover, we may need to obtain additional financing either to complete our Business Combination or because we become obligated to redeem a significant number of our Public Shares upon completion of our Business Combination, in which case we may issue additional securities or incur debt in connection with such Business Combination.

 

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Going Concern

 

We anticipate that the $1,088,980 outside of the Trust Account as of March 31, 2022, will be sufficient to allow us to operate for the remainder of the Business Combination period. Until consummation of a Business Combination, we will use the funds not held in the Trust Account, and any additional Working Capital Loans from the initial shareholders, our officers and directors, or their respective affiliates, or other third parties, for identifying and evaluating prospective acquisition candidates, performing business due diligence on prospective target businesses, traveling to and from the offices, plants or similar locations of prospective target businesses, reviewing corporate documents and material agreements of prospective target businesses, selecting the target business to acquire and structuring, negotiating and consummating the Business Combination.

 

We do not believe we will need to raise additional funds in order to meet the expenditures required for operating our business. However, if our estimates of the costs of undertaking in-depth due diligence and negotiating a Business Combination are less than the actual amount necessary to do so, we may have insufficient funds available to operate our business prior to the Business Combination. Moreover, we will need to raise additional capital through loans from our Sponsor, officers, directors, or third parties. None of the Sponsor, officers or directors are under any obligation to advance funds to or to invest in us. If we are unable to raise additional capital, we may be required to take additional measures to conserve liquidity, which could include, but not necessarily be limited to, curtailing operations, suspending the pursuit of our business plan, and reducing overhead expenses. We cannot provide any assurance that new financing will be available to us on commercially acceptable terms, if at all.

 

In addition, we have 24 months from the closing of the IPO, which occurred on March 18, 2021 (with the ability to extend with shareholder approval) to consummate a Business Combination (the “Combination Period”). However, if we are unable to complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period, we will redeem 100% of the outstanding public shares for a pro rata portion of the funds held in the Trust Account, equal to the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account including interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account and not previously released to us, divided by the number of then outstanding public shares, subject to applicable law and as further described in the registration statement, and then seek to dissolve and liquidate.

 

There is no guarantee that the Company will be able to consummate a Business Combination within the Combination Period, which raises substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern until the earlier of the consummation of the Business Combination or the date the Company is required to liquidate. These condensed financial statements do not include any adjustments relating to the recovery of the recorded assets or the classification of the liabilities that might be necessary should the Company be unable to continue as a going concern.

 

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

 

We have no obligations, assets or liabilities, which would be considered off-balance sheet arrangements as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021. We do not participate in transactions that create relationships with unconsolidated entities or financial partnerships, often referred to as variable interest entities, which would have been established for the purpose of facilitating off-balance sheet arrangements. We have not entered into any off-balance sheet financing arrangements, established any special purpose entities, guaranteed any debt or commitments of other entities, or purchased any non-financial assets.

 

Contractual Obligations

 

We do not have any long-term debt, capital lease obligations, operating lease obligations or long-term liabilities, other than an agreement to pay the Sponsor a monthly fee of $10,000 for office space administrative and support services provided to us. We began incurring these fees on March 15, 2021 and will continue to incur these fees monthly until the earlier of the completion of a Business Combination or the liquidation.

 

The underwriter is entitled to a deferred fee of $0.35 per Unit, or $12,075,000 in the aggregate. The deferred fee will become payable to the underwriters from the amounts held in the Trust Account solely in the event that we complete a Business Combination, subject to the terms of the underwriting agreement.

 

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Critical Accounting Policies

 

This management’s discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operations is based on our unaudited condensed financial statements, which have been prepared in accordance with GAAP. The preparation of our unaudited condensed financial statements requires us to make estimates and judgments that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses and the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities in our unaudited condensed financial statements. On an ongoing basis, we evaluate our estimates and judgments, including those related to fair value of financial instruments and accrued expenses. We base our estimates on historical experience, known trends and events and various other factors that we believe to be reasonable under the circumstances, the results of which form the basis for making judgments about the carrying values of assets and liabilities that are not readily apparent from other sources. Actual results may differ from these estimates under different assumptions or conditions. We have identified the following as our critical accounting policies:

 

Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption

 

We account for our ordinary shares subject to possible redemption in accordance with the guidance in ASC Topic 480, “Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity.” Ordinary shares subject to mandatory redemption are classified as a liability instrument and are measured at fair value. Conditionally redeemable ordinary shares (including ordinary shares that features redemption rights that are either within the control of the holder or subject to redemption upon the occurrence of uncertain events not solely within our control) are classified as temporary equity. At all other times, ordinary shares are classified as shareholders’ deficit. Our ordinary shares feature certain redemption rights that are considered to be outside of our control and subject to occurrence of uncertain future events. As of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, 34,500,000 shares of Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption are presented at redemption value as temporary equity, outside of the shareholders’ deficit section of our balance sheets.

 

Warrant Liabilities and Forward Purchase Agreements

 

We account for the warrants issued in connection with our Initial Public Offering in accordance with ASC 815-40, “Derivatives and Hedging—Contracts in Entity’s Own Equity” (“ASC 815”), under which the warrants do not meet the criteria for equity classification and must be recorded as liabilities. The warrants meet the definition of a derivative as contemplated in ASC 815, and therefore the warrants are measured at fair value at inception and at each reporting date in accordance with ASC 820, “Fair Value Measurement,” with changes in fair value recognized in the statements of operations in the period of change.

 

We account for the Forward Purchase Agreements in accordance with ASC 815-40 as a derivative liability. These liabilities are subject to re-measurement at each balance sheet date, with changes in fair value recognized in the statements of operations.

 

Conversion Feature of Working Capital Promissory Note

 

On August 18, 2021, we issued the Working Capital Promissory Note to the Sponsor. The Working Capital Promissory Note was issued in order to finance certain transaction costs in connection with the Business Combination. At the lender’s discretion, it may elect to convert up to $1,500,000 of the unpaid principal balance of the Working Capital Promissory Note into warrants, at a price of $1.50 per warrant, with each whole warrant exercisable for one of our Class A ordinary shares upon the consummation of an initial Business Combination. This embedded conversion feature is subject to remeasurement at each balance sheet date until exercised, and any change in fair value is recognized in the Company’s statement of operations. The value of the conversion features was considered de minimis both as of March 31, 2022, and December 31, 2021.

 

Net Income (Loss) Per Ordinary Shares

 

Net loss per share is computed by dividing net income (loss) by the weighted-average number of shares of ordinary shares outstanding during the period.

 

Our statements of operations include a presentation of net income (loss) per share for ordinary shares subject to possible redemption and apply the two-class method in calculating net loss per share. Basic and diluted net income (loss) per ordinary share for Class A redeemable ordinary shares is calculated by dividing the allocable interest income earned on the Trust Account, net of applicable franchise and income taxes, by the weighted average number of Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption outstanding since original issuance. Basic and diluted net income (loss) per share for Class A and Class B non-redeemable ordinary shares is calculated by dividing the net income (loss), adjusted for income (loss) attributable to Class A redeemable ordinary shares, by the weighted average number of Class A and Class B non-redeemable ordinary shares outstanding for the period. Class B non-redeemable ordinary shares include the Founder Shares as these shares do not have any redemption features and do not participate in the income earned on the Trust Account.

 

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

 

We do not believe that any recently issued, but not yet effective, accounting pronouncements, if currently adopted, would have a material impact on our unaudited condensed financial statements.

 

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JOBS Act

 

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

 

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

 

Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosure About Market Risk.

 

Not required for smaller reporting companies.

 

Item 4. Controls And Procedures.

 

Disclosure 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 (who serves as our Principal Executive Officer and Principal Financial and Accounting Officer), to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

 

As required by Rules 13a-15 and 15d-15 under the Exchange Act, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer carried out an evaluation of the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures as of March 31, 2022. Based upon 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 due to the material weakness which resulted in errors related to the Company’s accounting for complex financial instruments, such as the accounting classification of our Public Warrants and Private Placement Warrants, as well as of a portion of Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption previously included in shareholders’ deficit.

  

In light of this material weakness, we performed additional analysis as deemed necessary to ensure that our financial statements were prepared in accordance with GAAP. We continue to enhance our processes and procedures to identify and appropriately apply applicable accounting requirements to better evaluate and understand the nuances of the complex accounting standards that apply to our financial statements. Our plans for enhancement include providing enhanced access to accounting literature, research materials and documents and increased communication among our personnel and third-party professionals with whom we consult regarding complex accounting applications. The elements of our remediation plan can only be accomplished over time, and we can offer no assurance that these initiatives will ultimately have the intended effects.

 

Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting

 

Except for the material weakness described above, there was no change in our internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the quarter ended March 31, 2022, covered by this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, other than the circumstances described above that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

 

Internal Control over Financial Reporting

 

This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q does not include a report of management’s assessment regarding internal control over financial reporting or an attestation report of our registered public accounting firm due to a transition period established by rules of the SEC for newly public companies.

 

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PART II - OTHER INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

 

The Company has received three letters from three putative shareholders of the Company alleging that the Registration Statement on Form F-4 filed on February 4, 2022 with the Securities and Exchange Commission contains disclosure deficiencies and demanding that the Company's board of directors cause the dissemination of additional disclosures in an amendment to the Registration Statement with respect to certain enumerated items.

 

ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS

  

As of the date of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, there have been no material changes to the risk factors disclosed in the 2021 Annual Report filed with the SEC on March 31, 2022, except as described below.

 

Unless specifically stated, this Quarterly Report does not contain the risks associated with the proposed Obagi and Milk Business Combinations.

 

Global or regional conditions may adversely affect our business and our ability to consummate our initial Business Combination.

 

Adverse changes in global or regional economic conditions periodically occur, including recession or slowing growth, changes, or uncertainty in fiscal, monetary or trade policy, higher interest rates, tighter credit, inflation, lower capital expenditures by businesses, increases in unemployment and lower consumer confidence and spending. Adverse changes in economic conditions can harm global business and adversely affect our ability to consummate our initial Business Combination. Such adverse changes could result from geopolitical and security issues, such as armed conflict and civil or military unrest, political instability, human rights concerns and terrorist activity, catastrophic events such as natural disasters and public health issues (including the COVID-19 pandemic), supply chain interruptions, new or revised export, import or doing-business regulations, including trade sanctions and tariffs or other global or regional occurrences.

 

In particular, in response to Russia’s recent invasion of Ukraine, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (“NATO”) deployed additional military forces to eastern Europe, and the United States, the European Union, and several other countries are imposing far-reaching sanctions and export control restrictions on Russian entities and individuals, including the removal of certain financial institutions from the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) payment system. Although the length and impact of the ongoing military conflict in Ukraine is highly unpredictable, the conflict could lead to market disruptions, including significant volatility in commodity prices, credit and capital markets, as well as supply chain interruptions. Additionally, Russian military actions and the resulting sanctions could adversely affect the global economy and financial markets and lead to instability and lack of liquidity in capital markets, particularly if current or new sanctions continue for an extended period of time or if geopolitical tensions result in expanded military operations on a global scale. In addition, the recent invasion of Ukraine by Russia, and the impact of sanctions against Russia and the potential for retaliatory acts from Russia, could result in increased cyberattacks against U.S. companies.

 

Additionally, tensions between the United States and China have led to increased tariffs and trade restrictions. The United States has imposed economic sanctions on certain Chinese individuals and entities and restrictions on the export of U.S.-regulated products and technology to certain Chinese technology companies. These and other global and regional conditions may adversely impact our business and our ability to consummate our initial Business Combination.

 

Any of the foregoing factors may have the effect of heightening many of the other risks described in the “Risk Factors” section of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.

 

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

 

We are subject to laws and regulations enacted by national, regional and local governments. In particular, we are required to comply with certain SEC and other legal requirements, our Business Combination may be contingent on our ability to comply with certain laws and regulations and any post-business combination company may be subject to additional laws and regulations. Compliance with, and monitoring of, applicable laws and regulations may be difficult, time consuming and costly. A failure to comply with applicable laws or regulations, as interpreted and applied, could have a material adverse effect on our business, including our ability to negotiate and complete our initial Business Combination, and results of operations. In addition, those laws and regulations and their interpretation and application may change from time to time, including as a result of changes in economic, political, social and government policies, and those changes could have a material adverse effect on our business, including our ability to negotiate and complete our initial Business Combination, and results of operations.

 

On March 30, 2022, the SEC issued proposed rules that would, among other items, impose additional  disclosure requirements in business combination transactions involving Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (“SPACs”) and private operating companies; amend the financial statement requirements applicable to business combination transactions involving such companies; update and expand guidance regarding the general use of projections in SEC filings, as well as when projections are disclosed in connection with proposed business combination transactions; increase the potential liability of certain participants in proposed business combination transactions; and impact the extent to which SPACs could become subject to regulation under the Investment Company Act of 1940. These rules, if adopted, whether in the form proposed or in revised form, may materially adversely affect our business, including our ability to negotiate and complete our initial Business Combination and may increase the costs and time related thereto.

 

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ITEM 2. UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES AND USE OF PROCEEDS

 

Unregistered Sales

 

On January 12, 2021, the Company issued 7,187,500 Founder Shares to the Sponsor for an aggregate purchase price of $25,000. In February 2021, the Sponsor transferred 20,000 Waldencast Class B ordinary shares to each of the Investor Directors, resulting in the Sponsor holding 7,107,500 Waldencast Class B ordinary shares. On March 15, 2021, the Company effected a dividend of 0.2 of a share of Class B ordinary shares for each share of Class B ordinary shares, resulting in 8,625,000 shares of Class B ordinary shares being issued and outstanding, of which 8,545,000 are held by the Sponsor. The Sponsor has agreed, subject to limited exceptions, not to transfer, assign or sell any of its Class B ordinary shares or Class A ordinary shares received upon conversion thereof until the earlier of: (A) one year after the completion of a Business Combination and (B) subsequent to a Business Combination, (x) if the last reported sale price of the Class A ordinary shares equals or exceeds $12.00 per share (as adjusted for share sub-divisions, share dividends, rights issuances, consolidations, reorganizations, recapitalizations and the like) for any 20 trading days within any 30-trading day period commencing at least 150 days after a Business Combination, or (y) the date on which the Company completes a liquidation, merger, amalgamation, share exchange, reorganization or other similar transaction that results in all of the Company’s shareholders having the right to exchange their ordinary shares for cash, securities or other property.

 

Simultaneously with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, our Sponsor purchased an aggregate of 5,933,333 Private Placement Warrants at a price of $1.50 per Private Placement Warrant, for an aggregate price of $8,900,000. Each Private Placement Warrant is exercisable for one Class A ordinary share at a price of $11.50 per share, subject to adjustment.

 

These issuance were made pursuant to the exemption from registration contained in Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act. No underwriting discounts or commissions were paid with respect to such sales.

 

Use of Proceeds

 

On March 18, 2021, the Company consummated its Initial Public Offering of 34,500,000 Units at $10.00 per Unit, generating gross proceeds to the Company of $345,000,000. Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. The securities sold in the Initial Public Offering were registered under the Securities Act on a registration statement on Form S-1 (No. 333-253370 and 333-254317). The SEC declared the registration statements effective on March 16, 2021.

 

Simultaneously with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, our Sponsor purchased an aggregate of 5,933,333 Private Placement Warrants at a price of $1.50 per Private Placement Warrant, for an aggregate price of $8,900,000. Each Private Placement Warrant is exercisable for one Class A ordinary share at a price of $11.50 per share, subject to adjustment.

 

In connection with the Initial Public Offering, we incurred offering costs of approximately $20,169,599 (including deferred underwriting commissions of approximately $12,075,000 million). Other incurred offering costs consisted principally of preparation fees related to the Initial Public Offering. After deducting the underwriting discounts and commissions (excluding the deferred portion, which amount will be payable upon consummation of the initial Business Combination, if consummated) and the Initial Public Offering expenses, $345 million of the net proceeds from our Initial Public Offering and certain of the proceeds from the private placement of the Private Placement Warrants (or $10.00 per Unit sold in the Initial Public Offering) was placed in the Trust Account. The net proceeds of the Initial Public Offering and certain proceeds from the sale of the Private Placement Warrants are held in the Trust Account and invested as described elsewhere in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.

 

There has been no material change in the planned use of the proceeds from the Initial Public Offering and Private Placement as is described in the Company’s final prospectus related to the Initial Public Offering. For a description of the use of the proceeds generated from the Initial Public Offering, see Part I, Item 2 of this Form 10-Q.

 

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ITEM 3. DEFAULTS UPON SENIOR SECURITIES

 

None.

 

ITEM 4. MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES

 

Not applicable.

 

ITEM 5. OTHER INFORMATION

 

None.

 

ITEM 6. EXHIBITS

 

The following exhibits are filed as part of, or incorporated by reference into, this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.

 

No.   Description of Exhibit
31.1   Certification of Chief Executive Officer Pursuant to Securities Exchange Act Rules 13a-14(a), as adopted Pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
     
31.2   Certification of Principal Financial Officer Pursuant to Securities Exchange Act Rules 13a-14(a), as adopted Pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
     
32.1   Certification of Chief Executive Officer and Principal Financial Officer Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted Pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
     
101.INS   Inline XBRL Instance Document.
     
101.SCH   Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document.
     
101.CAL   Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document.
     
101.DEF   Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document.
     
101.LAB   Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document.
     
101.PRE   Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document.
     
104   Cover Page Interactive Data File (formatted as Inline XBRL and contained in Exhibit 101).

 

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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.

 

  WALDENCAST ACQUISITION CORP.
   
Date: May 16, 2022 /s/ Michel Brousset
  Name: Michel Brousset
  Title: Chief Executive Officer
    (Principal Executive and Accounting Officer)
   
Date: May 16, 2022 /s/ Tassilo Festetics
  Name:   Tassilo Festetics
  Title: Chief Financial and Technology Officer
    (Principal Financial Officer)

 

 

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