10-Q 1 f10q0923_poweranddig2.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 September 30, 2023

 

or

 

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

 

For the transition period from                 to            

 

Commission File No. 001-41151

 

POWER & DIGITAL INFRASTRUCTURE ACQUISITION II CORP.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware   86-2962208
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
  (IRS Employer
Identification No.)
     
321 North Clark Street, Suite 2440
Chicago, IL
  60654
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

 

(312) 262-5642
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

 

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

 

Title of Each Class   Trading Symbol   Name of Each Exchange On Which Registered
Units, each consisting of one share of Class A common stock, $0.0001 par value per share, and one-half of one redeemable warrant   XPDBU   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Class A common stock included as part of the units   XPDB   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Warrants included as part of the units, each whole warrant exercisable for one share of Class A common stock at an exercise price of $11.50   XPDBW   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes ☒ No ☐

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files). Yes ☒ No ☐

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes No ☐

 

As of November 9, 2023, there were 10,608,178 shares of Class A common stock, $0.0001 par value per share and 7,187,500 shares of Class B common stock, $0.0001 par value per share, issued and outstanding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

POWER & DIGITAL INFRASTRUCTURE ACQUISITION II CORP.

Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION 1
   
Item 1. Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements 1
     
  CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS AS OF SEPTEMBER 30, 2023 (UNAUDITED) AND DECEMBER 31, 2022 1
     
  UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS FOR THE THREE AND NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2023 AND 2022 2
     
  UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT FOR THE THREE AND NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2023 AND 2022 3
     
  UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS FOR THE NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2023 AND 2022 4
     
  NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 5
     
Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations 21
     
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk 27
     
Item 4. Controls and Procedures 27
     
PART II - OTHER INFORMATION 28
   
Item 1. Legal Proceedings 28
     
Item 1A. Risk Factors 28
     
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds from Registered Securities 30
     
Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities 30
     
Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures 30
     
Item 5. Other Information 30
     
Item 6. Exhibits 31
     
SIGNATURES 32

 

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PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

POWER & DIGITAL INFRASTRUCTURE ACQUISITION II CORP. 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS AS OF SEPTEMBER 30, 2023 (UNAUDITED)
AND DECEMBER 31, 2022

 

   September 30,
2023
   December 31,
2022
 
   (Unaudited)     
Assets:        
Current assets:        
Cash  $294,222   $1,287,986 
Prepaid expenses   78,997    284,405 
Total current assets   373,219    1,572,391 
Investments held in Trust Account   113,045,191    294,395,846 
Total Assets  $113,418,410   $295,968,237 
           
Liabilities, Class A Common Stock Subject to Possible Redemption and Stockholders’ Deficit:          
Current liabilities:          
Accounts payable  $601,436   $267,297 
Accrued expenses   5,186,485    660,491 
Advance from related party   300,000    
 
Excise tax payable   1,881,321    
 
Income tax payable   235,113    802,367 
Franchise tax payable   70,000    72,289 
Total current liabilities   8,274,355    1,802,444 
Deferred underwriting commissions   6,037,500    10,062,500 
Total Liabilities   14,311,855    11,864,944 
           
Commitments and Contingencies   
 
    
 
 
Class A common stock; 10,608,178 shares subject to possible redemption at $10.61 and $10.20 per share as of September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, respectively   112,519,142    293,293,429 
           
Stockholders’ Deficit:          
Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value; 1,000,000 shares authorized; none issued and outstanding   
    
 
Class A common stock, $0.0001 par value; 500,000,000 shares authorized; no non-redeemable shares issued or outstanding as of September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022   
    
 
Class B common stock, $0.0001 par value; 50,000,000 shares authorized; 7,187,500 shares issued or outstanding as of as of September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022   719    719 
Additional paid-in capital   
    
 
Accumulated deficit   (13,413,306)   (9,190,855)
Total stockholders’ deficit   (13,412,587)   (9,190,136)
Total Liabilities, Class A Common Stock Subject to Possible Redemption and Stockholders’ Deficit  $113,418,410   $295,968,237 

 

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

 

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POWER & DIGITAL INFRASTRUCTURE ACQUISITION II CORP. 

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

FOR THE THREE AND NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2023 AND 2022

 

   For the Three Months Ended
September 30,
   For the Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
   2023   2022   2023   2022 
General and administrative expenses  $999,207   $161,483   $4,986,130   $693,349 
General and administrative expenses - related party   60,000    60,000    180,000    180,000 
Franchise tax expenses   50,000    50,000    150,000    165,357 
Loss from operations   (1,109,207)   (271,483)   (5,316,130)   (1,038,706)
                     
Other income:                    
Other income attributable to derecognition of deferred underwriting fee allocated to offering costs   
    
    205,275    
 
Income from investments held in Trust Account   1,450,959    1,319,402    7,719,842    1,731,894 
Total other income   1,450,959    1,319,402    7,925,117    1,731,894 
                     
Income before provision for income taxes   341,752    1,047,919    2,608,987    693,188 
Provision for income taxes   (294,202)   (266,575)   (1,411,997)   (297,200)
Net income  $47,550   $781,344   $1,196,990   $395,988 
                     
Weighted average shares outstanding of Class A common stock, basic and diluted
   10,608,178    28,750,000    21,440,108    28,750,000 
                     
Basic and diluted net income per share, Class A common stock
  $0.00   $0.02   $0.04   $0.01 
                     
Weighted average shares outstanding of Class B common stock, basic and diluted
   7,187,500    7,187,500    7,187,500    7,187,500 
                     
Basic and diluted net income per share, Class B common stock
  $0.00   $0.02   $0.04   $0.01 

 

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

 

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POWER & DIGITAL INFRASTRUCTURE ACQUISITION II CORP. 

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT
FOR THE THREE AND NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2023

 

   Common Stock   Additional       Total 
   Class A   Class B   Paid-In   Accumulated   Stockholders ’ 
   Shares   Amount   Shares   Amount   Capital   Deficit   Deficit 
                             
Balance - December 31, 2022   
           —
   $
           —
    7,187,500   $719    
     —
   $(9,190,855)  $(9,190,136)
Increase in redemption value of Class A common stock subject to possible redemption       
        
    
    (2,649,152)   (2,649,152)
Net income       
        
    
    1,301,449    1,301,449 
Balance - March 31, 2023   
    
    7,187,500    719    
    (10,538,558)   (10,537,839)
Increase in redemption value of Class A common stock subject to possible redemption       
        
    (2,701,935)   
    (2,701,935)
Excise tax payable attributable to redemption of common stock       
        
    
    (1,881,321)   (1,881,321)
Waived deferred underwriting discount       
        
    3,819,725    
    3,819,725 
Net loss       
        
    
    (152,009)   (152,009)
Balance – June 30, 2023   
   $
    7,187,500   $719   $1,117,790   $(12,571,888)  $(11,453,379)
Increase in redemption value of Class A common stock subject to possible redemption       
        
    (1,117,790)   (888,968)   (2,006,758)
Net income       
        
    
    47,550    47,550 
Balance – September 30, 2023   
   $
    7,187,500   $719   $
   $(13,413,306)  $(13,412,587)

 

FOR THE THREE AND NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2022

 

   Common Stock   Additional       Total 
   Class A   Class B   Paid-In   Accumulated   Stockholders ’ 
   Shares   Amount   Shares   Amount   Capital   Deficit   Deficit 
Balance - December 31, 2021   
          -
   $
             -
    7,187,500   $719   $
             -
   $(8,314,410)  $(8,313,691)
Net loss   -    
-
    -    
-
    
-
    (425,789)   (425,789)
Balance - March 31, 2022   
-
    
-
    7,187,500    719    
-
    (8,740,199)   (8,739,480)
Increase in redemption value of Class A common stock subject to possible redemption   -    
-
    -    
-
    
-
    (15,210)   (15,210)
Net income   -    
-
    -    
-
    
-
    40,433    40,433 
Balance - June 30, 2022   
-
    
-
    7,187,500    719    
-
    (8,714,976)   (8,714,257)
Increase in redemption value of Class A common stock subject to possible redemption   -    
-
    -    
-
    
-
    (1,002,827)   (1,002,827)
Net income   -    
-
    -    
-
    
-
    781,344    781,344 
Balance - September 30, 2022   
-
   $
-
    7,187,500   $719   $
-
   $(8,936,459)  $(8,935,740)

 

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

 

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POWER & DIGITAL INFRASTRUCTURE ACQUISITION II CORP. 

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
FOR THE NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2023 AND 2022

 

   For the Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
   2023   2022 
Cash Flows from Operating Activities:        
Net income  $1,196,990   $395,988 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash used in operating activities:          
Income from investments held in Trust Account   (7,719,842)   (1,731,894)
Other income attributable to derecognition of deferred underwriting fee allocated to offering costs   (205,275)   
 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:          
Prepaid expenses   205,408    238,026 
Advance from related party   300,000    
 
Accounts payable   334,139    (925,282)
Accrued expenses   4,525,994    212,879 
Income tax payable   (567,254)   297,200 
Franchise tax payable   (2,289)   (66,310)
Net cash used in operating activities   (1,932,129)   (1,579,393)
           
Cash Flows from Investing Activities:          
Investment income released from Trust Account to pay for taxes   2,138,365    
 
Cash withdrawn for redemptions   188,132,132    
 
Extension payments deposited in Trust Account   (1,200,000)   
 
Net cash provided by investing activities   189,070,497    
 
           
Cash Flows from Financing Activities:          
Redemption of common stock   (188,132,132)   
 
Net cash used in financing activities   (188,132,132)   
 
           
Net decrease in cash   (993,764)   (1,579,393)
Cash - beginning of the period   1,287,986    2,844,602 
Cash - end of the period  $294,222   $1,265,209 
Supplemental disclosure of noncash activities:          
Remeasurement of Class A common stock subject to possible redemption  $7,357,845   $1,018,037 
Excise tax payable attributable to redemption of common stock  $1,881,321   $
 
Reversal of transaction costs incurred in connection with IPO  $4,025,000   $
 

 

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

 

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POWER & DIGITAL INFRASTRUCTURE ACQUISITION II CORP.

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

NOTE 1 - DESCRIPTION OF ORGANIZATION, BUSINESS OPERATIONS AND LIQUIDITY

 

Power & Digital Infrastructure Acquisition II Corp. (the “Company”) is a blank check company incorporated in Delaware on March 23, 2021. The Company was formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses or entities (the “Business Combination”). The Company is an emerging growth company and, as such, the Company is subject to all of the risks associated with emerging growth companies.

 

As of September 30, 2023, the Company had not commenced any operations. All activity for the period from March 23, 2021 (inception) through September 30, 2023 relates to the Company’s formation and the initial public offering (“Initial Public Offering”), as described below, and subsequent to the Initial Public Offering, identifying a target company for a Business Combination. The Company will not generate any operating revenues until after the completion of its initial Business Combination, at the earliest. The Company will generate non-operating income in the form of interest income on cash and cash equivalents from the proceeds derived from the Initial Public Offering. The Company has selected December 31 as its fiscal year end.

 

The Company’s sponsor is XPDI Sponsor II LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (the “Sponsor”). The registration statement for the Company’s Initial Public Offering was declared effective on December 9, 2021. On December 14, 2021, the Company consummated its Initial Public Offering of 28,750,000 units (the “Units” and, with respect to the Class A common stock, $0.0001 par value per share (“Class A common stock”) included in the Units being offered, the “Public Shares”), which included the exercise of the underwriters’ option to purchase an additional 3,750,000 Units at the initial public offering price to cover over-allotments (the “Over-Allotment Units”), at $10.00 per Unit, generating gross proceeds of $287.5 million, and incurring offering costs of approximately $20.7 million, of which approximately $10.1 million was for deferred underwriting fees (see Note 5).

 

Simultaneously with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, the Company consummated the private placement (“Private Placement”) of 11,125,000 warrants (each, a “Private Placement Warrant” and collectively, the “Private Placement Warrants”), at a price of $1.00 per Private Placement Warrant to the Sponsor and certain funds and accounts managed by subsidiaries of BlackRock, Inc., an unrelated party (the “Anchor Investors”), generating proceeds of approximately $11.1 million (Note 4).

 

Upon the closing of the Initial Public Offering and the Private Placement, approximately $290.4 million ($10.10 per Unit) of the net proceeds of the sale of the Units in the Initial Public Offering and of the Private Placement Warrants in the Private Placement were placed in a trust account (“Trust Account”) located in the United States with Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company acting as trustee, and invested only in U.S. “government securities,” within the meaning of Section 2(a)(16) of the Investment Company Act 1940, as amended (the “Investment Company Act”), having a maturity of 185 days or less or in money market funds meeting certain conditions under Rule 2a-7 promulgated under the Investment Company Act, which invest only in direct U.S. government treasury obligations, as determined by the Company, until the earlier of: (i) the completion of a Business Combination and (ii) the distribution of the Trust Account as described below.

 

While the Company’s management has broad discretion with respect to the specific application of the cash held outside of the Trust Account, substantially all of the net proceeds from the Initial Public Offering and the sale of the Private Placement Warrants, which are placed in the Trust Account, are intended to be applied generally toward completing a Business Combination. There is no assurance that the Company will be able to complete a Business Combination successfully. The Company must complete one or more initial Business Combinations having an aggregate fair market value of at least 80% of the net assets held in the Trust Account (excluding the deferred underwriting commissions and taxes payable by us on the income earned on the trust account) at the time of the agreement to enter into the initial Business Combination. However, the Company only intends to complete a Business Combination if the post-transaction company owns or acquires 50% or more of the issued and 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.

 

The Company will provide the holders (the “Public Stockholders”) of the Company’s Public Shares with the opportunity to redeem all or a portion of their Public Shares upon the completion of a Business Combination either (i) in connection with a stockholder meeting called to approve the Business Combination or (ii) by means of a tender offer. The decision as to whether the Company will seek stockholder approval of a Business Combination or conduct a tender offer will be made by the Company, solely in its discretion. The Public Stockholders will be entitled to redeem their Public Shares for a pro rata portion of the amount then held in the Trust Account (initially at $10.10 per Public Share). The per-share amount to be distributed to Public Stockholders who redeem their Public Shares will not be reduced by the deferred underwriting commissions the Company will pay to the underwriters (as discussed in Note 5). All of the Public Shares contain a redemption feature which allows for the redemption of such Public Shares in connection with the liquidation, if there is a stockholder vote or tender offer in connection with the initial Business Combination and in connection with certain amendments to the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation (the “Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation”). These Public Shares were recorded at a redemption value and classified as temporary equity in accordance with the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (“FASB”) Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 480 “Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity” (“ASC 480”). The Company will proceed with a Business Combination if a majority of the shares voted are voted in favor of the Business Combination.

 

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POWER & DIGITAL INFRASTRUCTURE ACQUISITION II CORP.

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

If a stockholder vote is not required by law and the Company does not decide to hold a stockholder vote for business or other legal reasons, the Company will, pursuant to its Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation, conduct the redemptions pursuant to the tender offer rules of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and file tender offer documents with the SEC prior to completing a Business Combination. If, however, stockholder approval of the transaction is required by law, or the Company decides to obtain stockholder approval for business or legal reasons, the Company will offer to redeem the Public Shares in conjunction with a proxy solicitation pursuant to the proxy rules and not pursuant to the tender offer rules. Additionally, each Public Stockholder may elect to redeem their Public Shares irrespective of whether they vote for or against the proposed transaction. If the Company seeks stockholder approval in connection with a Business Combination, the initial stockholders (as defined below) agreed to vote their Founder Shares (as defined below in Note 4) and any Public Shares purchased during or after the Initial Public Offering in favor of a Business Combination. In addition, the initial stockholders agreed to waive their redemption rights with respect to their Founder Shares and Public Shares in connection with the completion of a Business Combination.

 

The Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation provides that a Public Stockholder, together with any affiliate of such stockholder or any other person with whom such stockholder is acting in concert or as a “group” (as defined under Section 13 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”)), will be restricted from redeeming its shares with respect to more than an aggregate of 15% of the Public Shares, without the prior consent of the Company.

  

On May 5, 2023, the Company filed a preliminary proxy statement (the “Proxy Statement”) for the solicitation of proxies in connection with the special meeting in lieu of Annual Meeting of the Company’s stockholders (the “Special Meeting”) to consider and vote on, among other proposals, the extension of the date by which the Company must consummate an initial Business Combination from June 14, 2023 (the “Current Outside Date”) to December 14, 2023 (such date, the “Extended Date”), and to allow the Company, without another stockholder vote, by resolution of the Company’s board of directors to elect to further extend the Extended Date in one-month increments up to three additional times, or a total of up to nine months after the Current Outside Date, until March 14, 2024 (the “Combination Period”), unless the closing of a Business Combination shall have occurred prior thereto or such earlier date as determined by our board of directors to be in the best interests of the Company (such proposal, the “Extension Amendment Proposal”), and the amendment of the Company’s amended and restated certificate of incorporation to remove the limitation that the Company may not redeem public shares to the extent that such redemption would result in the Company having net tangible assets (as determined in accordance with Rule 3a51-1(g)(1) of the Exchange Act, as amended, (or any successor rule)) of less than $5,000,001 (such proposal, the “Redemption Limitation Amendment Proposal”).

 

At the Special Meeting on June 9, 2023, the Company’s stockholders approved the Extension Amendment Proposal and the Redemption Limitation Amendment Proposal. In connection with the stockholders’ vote at the Special Meeting, the stockholders elected to redeem 18,141,822 shares of Class A common stock at a redemption price of approximately $10.37 per share, for an aggregate redemption amount of $188,132,132 (the “Redemption”). After the satisfaction of the Redemption, the balance in the Trust Account as of September 30, 2023 was approximately $113,045,191. Upon completion of the Redemption, 10,608,178 shares of Class A common stock and 7,187,500 shares of Class B common stock remain issued and outstanding.

 

In connection with the approval of the Extension Amendment Proposal, the Company or the Sponsor will deposit, beginning on June 15, 2023, and thereafter on the 10th day of each month (or if such 10th day is not a business day, on the business day immediately preceding such 10th day), additional funds into the Trust Account in an amount equal to the lesser of (i) $0.03 multiplied by the number of shares of Class A common stock then outstanding and not redeemed in connection with the Special Meeting and (ii) $300,000. As a result, $300,000 was deposited in the Trust Account by the Company on June 15, 2023, July 10, 2023 and August 10, 2023. On September 8, 2023, October 10, 2023 and November 9, 2023, $300,000 was deposited in the Trust Account by the Sponsor.

 

On August 7, 2023 and September 8, 2023, a previous target of a potential business combination paid the Company $300,000 and $200,000, respectively, as a partial reimbursement of expenses incurred by the Company in connection with due diligence and negotiations and related activities with respect to such potential business combination, which were terminated in March of 2023.

 

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POWER & DIGITAL INFRASTRUCTURE ACQUISITION II CORP.

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

If the Company is unable to complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period, as it may be extended, or such later date as approved by holders of a majority of the voting power of the Company’s then outstanding shares of common stock that are voted at a meeting to extend such Combination Period, voting together as a single class, the Company will (1) cease all operations except for the purpose of winding up; (2) as promptly as reasonably possible but not more than 10 business days thereafter, redeem the Public Shares, at a per-share price, payable in cash, equal to the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account, including interest (less up to $100,000 of interest to pay dissolution expenses and which interest shall be net of taxes payable by us), divided by the number of then issued and outstanding Public Shares, which redemption will completely extinguish Public Stockholders’ rights as stockholders (including the right to receive further liquidating distributions, if any); and (3) as promptly as reasonably possible following such redemption, subject to the approval of the remaining stockholders and the Company’s board of directors, liquidate and dissolve, subject in each case to the Company’s obligations under Delaware law to provide for claims of creditors and the requirements of other applicable law.

 

The holders of the Founder Shares (the “initial stockholders”) agreed not to propose an amendment to the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation (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 the Public Shares if the Company has not consummated an initial Business Combination within the Combination Period or (B) with respect to any other provisions of the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation relating to stockholders’ rights or pre-initial Business Combination activity, unless the Company provides the Public Stockholders with the opportunity to redeem their Public Shares in conjunction with any such amendment.

 

The initial stockholders and Anchor Investors agreed to waive their rights to liquidating distributions from the Trust Account with respect to the Founder Shares if the Company fails to complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period. However, if the initial stockholders and Anchor Investors acquire Public Shares in or after the Initial Public Offering, they will be entitled to liquidating distributions from the Trust Account with respect to such Public Shares if the Company fails to complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period. The underwriters agreed to waive their rights to the deferred underwriting commission (see Note 5) held in the Trust Account in the event the Company does not complete a Business Combination within in the Combination Period and, in such event, such amounts will be included with the other funds held in the Trust Account that will be available to fund the redemption of the Public Shares. In the event of such distribution, it is possible that the per share value of the residual assets remaining available for distribution (including Trust Account assets) will be only $10.10, or $10.20 or $10.30 per Public Share, as applicable, if the Company extends the period of time the Company will have to complete an initial Business Combination. In order to protect the amounts held in the Trust Account, the Sponsor agreed to be liable to the Company if and to the extent any claims by a third party (except for the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm) for services rendered or products sold to the Company, or a prospective target business with which the Company has discussed entering into a transaction agreement (a “Target”), reduce the amount of funds in the Trust Account to below (i) $10.10 per Public Share, or $10.20 or $10.30 per public share, as applicable, if the Company extends the period of time it will have to complete an initial Business Combination, or (ii) the lesser amount per Public Share held in the Trust Account as of the date of the liquidation of the Trust Account due to reductions in the value of the Trust assets, in each case net of interest which may be withdrawn to pay taxes, provided that such liability will not apply to any claims by a third party or Target that executed a waiver of any and all rights to seek access to the Trust Account 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 of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). In the event that an executed waiver is deemed to be unenforceable against a third party, the Sponsor will not be responsible to the extent of any liability for such third-party claims. The Company will seek to reduce the possibility that the Sponsor will have to indemnify the Trust Account due to claims of creditors by endeavoring to have all vendors, service providers (other than the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm), prospective target businesses or other entities with which the Company does business, execute agreements with the Company waiving any right, title, interest or claim of any kind in or to monies held in the Trust Account.

 

Merger Agreement

 

On June 5, 2023, the Company and XPDB Merger Sub, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and wholly owned subsidiary of the Company (“Merger Sub”), entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (as it may be amended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time in accordance with its terms, the “Merger Agreement”) with Montana Technologies LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“Montana”), pursuant to which Merger Sub will merge with and into Montana, with Montana surviving the Merger as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company (the “Merger” and, along with the transactions contemplated in the Merger Agreement, the “Proposed Transactions”). Following the closing of the Proposed Transactions (the “Closing”), the Company will be renamed “Montana Technologies Corporation” (the “Combined Company”).

 

As part of the Transactions, equity holders of Montana will receive aggregate consideration of approximately $421.9 million (subject to adjustment as described in the Merger Agreement), payable (i) in the case of Class B and holders of Class C common units of Montana (after giving effect to the conversion of all outstanding preferred units of Montana into Class B common units, which conversion will occur prior to the Closing), newly issued shares of Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, of the Combined Company (“Combined Company Class A common stock”), with a value ascribed to each share of Combined Company Class A common stock of $10.00, (ii) in the case of holders of Class A common units of Montana, newly issued shares of Class B common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, of the Combined Company (“Combined Company Class B common stock”), which Combined Company Class B common stock will have a number of votes per share such that the equity holders of Montana as of immediately prior to the Closing will collectively own at least 80% of the voting power of all classes of stock of the Combined Company entitled to vote immediately following the Closing and (iii) in the case of Montana’s option holders and warrant holders, options and warrants of the Combined Company, respectively, having substantially similar terms to the applicable options and warrants of Montana.

 

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Montana’s equity holders (other than warrant holders) will also have the opportunity to receive additional equity consideration (in each case, in accordance with their respective pro rata share) in the form of shares of Combined Company Class A common stock with a $10.00 value ascribed to each share (the “Earnout Shares”), only upon full completion of construction and operational viability (including all permitting, regulatory approvals and necessary or useful inspections) of new production capacity of Montana’s key components or assemblies based solely on demand from bona fide customer commitments evidenced by binding contracts (or in the discretion of a majority of the independent members of the board of directors of the Combined Company, a non-binding letter of intent or indication of interest or similar writing that is substantially likely to become a binding contract) with a known price or pricing formula that exceeds a level of production capacity that is expected to generate Annualized EBITDA of more than $150,000,000 (the “Threshold Annualized EBITDA”), which shall be determined by a majority of the independent members of the board of directors of the Combined Company in its sole discretion, equal to (i) the ratio of (x) (1) the Annualized EBITDA that is expected from such new production capacity (the “Expected Annualized EBITDA”) less (2) (A) the Threshold Annualized EBITDA plus (B) all previously Expected Annualized EBITDA amounts associated with previous new production capacities for which previous earnouts were achieved, divided by (y) $150,000,000 multiplied by (ii) $200,000,000, provided that the aggregate Expected Annualized EBITDA may not exceed $300,000,000. The maximum value of the Earnout Shares will be capped at $200 million and the ability to receive Earnout Shares will expire on the fifth anniversary of the Closing. A majority of the independent members of the board of directors of the Combined Company then serving will have sole discretion in determining, among other things, the achievement of the applicable milestones, the calculations of payments of Earnout Shares to the applicable Montana equity holders, the dates on which construction and operational viability of new production capacity is deemed completed and whether to consent to a transfer of the applicable Montana equity holder’s right to receive Earnout Shares. Earnout Shares issuable in respect of Montana options outstanding as of immediately prior to the effective time of the Merger may be issued to the holder of such Montana option only if such holder continues to provide services (whether as an employee, director or individual independent contractor) to the Combined Company or one of its subsidiaries through the date on which such Earnout Shares are issued, as determined by a majority of the independent members of the Combined Company Board. As of the date of the Merger Agreement, 100.0% of the total outstanding Class A common units of Montana and 72.7% of the total outstanding Class B common units of Montana (or an aggregate of approximately 76.6% of the total outstanding Class A common units and Class B common units of Montana in the aggregate) were held by unitholders that are expected to continue as directors, officers or employees of the Combined Company. The retention of certain holders of options of Montana who will continue as directors, officers or employees of the Combined Company (whose responsibilities are expected to include continued technology development and commercial execution) is integral to the achievement of the milestones that will determine whether Earnout Shares are payable. Montana does not believe that such targets are achievable absent the continued involvement of such persons. The Combined Company is expected to provide competitive compensation, benefits and equity awards (pursuant to the terms of the Montana Technologies Corporation 2023 Incentive Award Plan) to these individuals following the Merger in order to incentivize these individuals to continue to provide services to the Combined Company.

 

Sponsor Support Agreement

 

In connection with the execution of the Merger Agreement, the Sponsor entered into a sponsor support agreement (the “Sponsor Support Agreement”) with the Company, Montana and other holders of the Company’s Class B common stock, $0.0001 par value per share (“Class B common stock”).

 

The Sponsor Support Agreement provides that as of immediately prior to (but subject to) the Closing, 1,380,736 (or 20%) of the Class B common stock held by the Sponsor as of the Closing will be subject to certain time and performance-based vesting provisions.

 

The Sponsor Support Agreement will terminate on the earlier of (i) the date the Proposed Transactions become effective or (ii) the termination of the Merger Agreement in accordance with its terms

 

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Investment Agreement

 

On September 29, 2023, the Company entered into an Investment Agreement (the “Investment Agreement”) with Montana Technologies LLC (“Montana”), Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited (“CATL”), CATL US Inc., an affiliate of CATL (“CATL US”) and Contemporary Amperex Technology USA Inc. an affiliate of CATL (“CATL USA,” and, together with CATL US and CATL, the “CATL Parties”), pursuant to which the CATL Parties agreed, among other things, that they will not, directly or indirectly, (i) acquire any additional units of the Company following the consummation of its proposed business combination with Montana (the “Business Combination,” and such surviving company, the “Post-Combination Company”), (ii) seek election to, or to place a representative on, Montana’s board of managers or the board of directors of the Post-Combination Company, or (iii) acquire any securities of the Post-Combination Company if, following such acquisition, the CATL Parties and their affiliates would hold, in the aggregate, an interest in the Post-Combination Company of greater than 9.8% on either an economic or voting basis (the “CATL Ownership Limit”). In the event the CATL Parties and their affiliates exceed the CATL Ownership Limit, the CATL Parties have agreed, following written notice from the Post-Combination Company, to divest within five business days such number of Post-Combination Company securities as shall be necessary to cause the CATL Ownership Limit not to be exceeded. In addition, at any time the CATL Ownership Limit is exceeded, the CATL Parties have agreed to vote any voting power they hold in excess of 9.8% in accordance with the recommendation of the board of directors of the Post-Combination Company.

 

The CATL Parties agreed that they will not, and will cause their affiliates not to, access, obtain, or seek to access or obtain Montana or the Post-Combination Company’s trade secrets, know-how, or other confidential, proprietary, or competitively sensitive information (excluding any such information that Montana is obligated to provide to CATL US, CAMT, or CAMT’s subsidiaries pursuant to that certain Amended and Restated Joint Venture Agreement for CAMT, dated as of September 29, 2023, by and among Montana, CAMT Climate Solutions, Ltd. (“CAMT”) and CATL US), including by reverse engineering, or seeking to reverse engineer, any of Montana’s products.

 

Montana has agreed to use its reasonable best efforts to assist CATL USA in selling, prior to the consummation of the Business Combination, units of Montana representing at least 2% of Montana’s issued and outstanding units at a price per unit that is not materially lower than the price per unit implied by the valuation of Montana in connection with the Business Combination. In so assisting CATL USA, Montana is not obligated to incur any expenses or grant any concessions, nor is it obligated to prioritize any sale by CATL USA over its own capital raising or financing activities.

 

The Investment Agreement contains customary representations and warranties and may be terminated only with the written consent of the parties thereto.

 

Liquidity, Capital Resources and Going Concern

 

As of September 30, 2023, the Company had approximately $0.3 million in cash and working capital deficit of approximately $7.9 million.

 

The Company’s liquidity needs prior to the consummation of the Initial Public Offering were satisfied through the payment of $25,000 from the Sponsor to cover certain offering costs on behalf of the Company in exchange for issuance of Founder Shares (as defined in Note 4) and a loan from a related party of approximately $115,000 under the Note (as defined in Note 4). The Company fully repaid the Note on December 17, 2021. Subsequent to the consummation of the Initial Public Offering, the Company’s liquidity has been satisfied through the net proceeds from the consummation of the Initial Public Offering and the Private Placement held outside of the Trust Account.

 

In addition, in order to finance transaction costs in connection with a Business Combination, the Sponsor, members of the Company’s founding team or any of their affiliates may, but are not obligated to, loan the Company funds under the Working Capital Loans (as defined and described in Note 4).

 

In connection with the Company’s assessment of going concern considerations in accordance with FASB ASC Topic 205-40, “Presentation of Financial Statements – Going Concern,” management has determined that the liquidity needs, mandatory liquidation and subsequent dissolution raises substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern, which is considered to be one year from the issuance of these financial statements. No adjustments have been made to the carrying amounts of assets or liabilities should the Company be required to liquidate after December 14, 2023. The financial statements do not include any adjustment that might be necessary if the Company is unable to continue as a going concern. The Company intends to complete a Business Combination before the mandatory liquidation date, as it may be extended. Over this time period, the Company will be using the funds outside of the Trust Account for paying existing accounts payable, identifying and evaluating prospective initial Business Combination candidates, performing due diligence on prospective target businesses, paying for travel expenditures, selecting the target business to merge with or acquire, and structuring, negotiating and consummating the Business Combination.

 

The Company cannot provide any assurance that new financing will be available to it on commercially acceptable terms, if at all. These conditions raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern through one year from the issuance date of these financial statements. These financial statements do not include any adjustments relating to the recovery of the recorded assets or the classification of the liabilities that might be necessary should the Company be unable to continue as a going concern.

 

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Risks and Uncertainties

 

Management is currently evaluating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Company and has concluded that while it is reasonably possible that the virus could have a negative effect on the Company’s financial position, results of its operations and/or search for a Target, the specific impact is not readily determinable as of the date of the financial statements. The financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty.

 

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. The recent military conflict between Israel and militant groups led by Hamas has also caused uncertainty in the global markets. Further, the impact of these actions and related sanctions on the world economy are not determinable as of the date of these financial statements.

 

Certain purported shareholders of the Company sent demand letters (the “Demands”) alleging deficiencies and/or omissions in the Registration Statement on Form S-4, filed by the Company on August 9, 2023. The Demands seek additional disclosures to remedy these purported deficiencies. The Company believes that the allegations in the Demands are meritless.

 

NOTE 2 - BASIS OF PRESENTATION AND SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

 

Basis of Presentation

 

The accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements of the Company have been prepared in U.S. dollars in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) for interim financial information and Article 8 of Regulation S-X. Accordingly, certain disclosures included in the annual financial statements have been condensed or omitted from these financial statements as they are not required for interim financial statements. In the opinion of management, all adjustments (consisting of normal accruals) considered for a fair presentation have been included. Operating results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2023 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the year ending December 31, 2023 or any future period.

 

The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2022, as filed with the SEC on April 17, 2023, which contains the audited financial statements and notes thereto. The financial information as of December 31, 2022, is derived from the audited financial statements presented in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2022, as filed with the SEC on April 17, 2023.

 

Principles of Consolidation

 

The accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company and its wholly owned subsidiary, XPDB Merger Sub, LLC. There has been no intercompany activity since inception.

 

Emerging Growth Company

 

The Company is an “emerging growth company,” as defined in Section 2(a) of the Securities Act, as modified by the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012 (the “JOBS Act”), and it may take advantage of certain exemptions from various reporting requirements that are applicable to other public companies that are not emerging growth companies including, but not limited to, not being required to comply with the independent registered public accounting firm attestation requirements of Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, reduced disclosure obligations regarding executive compensation in its periodic reports and proxy statements, and exemptions from the requirements of holding a nonbinding advisory vote on executive compensation and stockholder approval of any golden parachute payments not previously approved.

 

Further, Section 102(b)(1) of the JOBS Act exempts emerging growth companies from being required to comply with new or revised financial accounting standards until private companies (that is, those that have not had a Securities Act registration statement declared effective or do not have a class of securities registered under the Exchange Act) are required to comply with the new or revised financial accounting standards. The JOBS Act provides that an emerging growth company can elect to opt out of the extended transition period and comply with the requirements that apply to non-emerging growth companies but any such an election to opt out is irrevocable. The Company has elected not to opt out of such extended transition period, which means that when a standard is issued or revised and it has different application dates for public or private companies, the Company, as an emerging growth company, can adopt the new or revised standard at the time private companies adopt the new or revised standard. This may make comparison of the Company’s condensed financial statements with another public company that is neither an emerging growth company nor an emerging growth company that has opted out of using the extended transition period difficult or impossible because of the potential differences in accounting standards used.

 

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Use of Estimates

 

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires the Company’s management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the condensed consolidated financial statements. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

 

Concentration of Credit Risk

 

Financial instruments that potentially subject the Company to concentration of credit risk consist of a cash account in a financial institution which, at times, may exceed the Federal Depository Insurance Corporation coverage of $250,000. The Company has not experienced losses on this account and management believes the Company is not exposed to significant risks on such account.

 

Cash and Cash Equivalents

 

The Company considers all short-term investments with an original maturity of three months or less when purchased to be cash equivalents. The Company had no cash equivalents as of September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022.

 

Investments Held in Trust Account

 

The Company’s portfolio of investments is comprised of U.S. government securities, within the meaning set forth in Section 2(a)(16) of the Investment Company Act, with a maturity of 185 days or less, or investments in money market funds that invest in U.S. government securities and generally have a readily determinable fair value, or a combination thereof. When the Company’s investments held in the Trust Account are comprised of U.S. government securities, the investments are classified as trading securities. When the Company’s investments held in the Trust Account are comprised of money market funds, the investments are recognized at fair value. Trading securities and investments in money market funds are presented on the condensed consolidated balance sheets at fair value at the end of each reporting period. Gains and losses resulting from the change in fair value of these securities is included in income from investments held in Trust Account in the accompanying statement of operations. The estimated fair values of investments held in the Trust Account are determined using available market information.

 

Fair Value of Financial Instruments

 

The fair value of the Company’s assets and liabilities, which qualify as financial instruments under FASB ASC Topic 820, “Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures,” approximates the carrying amounts represented in the condensed consolidated balance sheets, primarily due to their short-term nature.

 

Fair Value Measurements

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

In some circumstances, the inputs used to measure fair value might be categorized within different levels of the fair value hierarchy. In those instances, the fair value measurement is categorized in its entirety in the fair value hierarchy based on the lowest level input that is significant to the fair value measurement.

 

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Derivative Financial Instruments

 

The Company does not use derivative instruments to hedge exposures to cash flow, market, or foreign currency risks. The Company evaluates all of its financial instruments, including issued stock purchase warrants, to determine if such instruments are derivatives or contain features that qualify as embedded derivatives, pursuant to ASC 480 and ASC 815, “Derivatives and Hedging” (“ASC 815”). The classification of derivative instruments, including whether such instruments should be recorded as liabilities or as equity, is re-assessed at the end of each reporting period.

 

The warrants issued in the Initial Public Offering (“Public Warrants”) and the Private Placement Warrants are not precluded from equity classification, based on the guidance in ASC 480 and ASC 815. Equity-classified contracts are initially measured at fair value (or allocated value). Subsequent changes in fair value are not recognized as long as the contracts continue to be classified in equity.

 

Offering Costs Associated with the Initial Public Offering

 

Offering costs consisted of legal, accounting, underwriting fees and other costs incurred that were directly related to the Initial Public Offering. Upon completion of the Initial Public Offering, offering costs were allocated to the separable financial instruments issued in the Initial Public Offering on a relative fair value basis, compared to total proceeds received. Offering costs associated with the Class A common stock were charged to the carrying value of Class A common stock subject to possible redemption upon the completion of the Initial Public Offering. Offering costs associated with the Public Warrants and the Private Placement Warrants were recognized net in equity.

 

Class A Common Stock Subject to Possible Redemption

 

The Company accounts for its Class A common stock subject to possible redemption in accordance with the guidance in ASC 480. Shares of Class A common stock subject to mandatory redemption (if any) are classified as liability instruments and are measured at fair value. Conditionally redeemable shares of Class A common stock (including shares of Class A common stock that feature redemption rights that are either within the control of the holder or subject to redemption upon the occurrence of uncertain events not solely within the Company’s control) are classified as temporary equity. At all other times, shares of Class A common stock are classified as stockholders’ equity. Shares of Class A common stock of the Company feature certain redemption rights that are considered to be outside of the Company’s control and subject to the occurrence of uncertain future events. Accordingly, as of September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, 10,608,178 and 28,750,000, respectively, shares of Class A common stock subject to possible redemption were presented as temporary equity, outside of the stockholders’ equity section of the Company’s condensed consolidated balance sheets.

 

In connection with the stockholders’ vote at the Special Meeting, the stockholders elected to redeem 18,141,822 shares of Class A common stock at a redemption price of approximately $10.37 per share, for an aggregate redemption amount of approximately $188,132,132. After the satisfaction of the Redemption, the balance in the Trust Account as of September 30, 2023 was approximately $113,045,191. Upon completion of the Redemption, 10,608,178 shares of Class A common stock and 7,187,500 shares of Class B common stock remain issued and outstanding.

 

Under ASC 480, the Company has elected to recognize changes in the redemption value immediately as they occur and adjust the carrying value of the security to equal the redemption value at the end of the reporting period. This method would view the end of the reporting period as if it were also the redemption date of the security. Effective with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, the Company recognized the accretion from initial book value to redemption amount, which resulted in charges against additional paid-in capital (to the extent available) and accumulated deficit.

 

Income Taxes

 

The Company complies with the accounting and reporting requirements of FASB ASC Topic 740, “Income Taxes” (“ASC 740”), 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 statement 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.

 

FASB ASC Topic 740 prescribes a recognition threshold and a measurement attribute for the financial statement recognition and measurement of tax positions taken or expected to be taken in a tax return. For those benefits to be recognized, a tax position must be more likely than not to be sustained upon examination by taxing authorities. There were no unrecognized tax benefits as of September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022. The Company recognizes accrued interest and penalties related to unrecognized tax benefits as income tax expense. No amounts were accrued for the payment of interest and penalties as of September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022. The Company is currently not aware of any issues under review that could result in significant payments, accruals or material deviation from its position. The Company is subject to income tax examinations by major taxing authorities since inception. The Company’s effective tax rate was 86.09% and 25.4% for the three months ended September 30, 2023 and 2022, respectively, 54.12% and 49.04% for the nine months ended September 30, 2023 and 2022, respectively. The effective tax rate differs from the statutory tax rate of 21% for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2023 due to the increase in the valuation allowance.

 

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Net (Loss) Income per Common Share

 

The Company complies with accounting and disclosure requirements of FASB ASC Topic 260, “Earnings Per Share.” The Company has two classes of shares, which are referred to as Class A common stock and Class B common stock. Income and losses are shared pro rata between the two classes of shares. Net (loss) income per common share is calculated by dividing the net (loss) income by the weighted average shares of common stock outstanding for the respective period.

 

The calculation of diluted net (loss) income does not consider the effect of the Public Warrants and the Private Placement Warrants to purchase an aggregate of 25,500,000 Class A common stock in the calculation of diluted (loss) income per share, because their exercise is contingent upon future events and their inclusion would be anti-dilutive under the treasury stock method. As a result, diluted net (loss) income per share is the same as basic net (loss) income per share for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2023 and 2022. Accretion associated with the redeemable Class A common stock is excluded from earnings per share as the redemption value approximates fair value.

 

   For The Three Months Ended
September 30,
   For the Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
   2023   2022   2023   2022 
   Class A   Class B   Class A   Class B   Class A   Class B   Class A   Class B 
Basic and diluted net income per common stock                                
                                 
Numerator:                                
Allocation of net income  $28,345   $19,205   $625,075   $156,269   $896,463   $300,527   $316,790   $79,198 
                                         
Denominator:                                        
Basic and diluted weighted average common stock outstanding
   10,608,178    7,187,500    28,750,000    7,187,500    21,440,108    7,187,500    28,750,000    7,187,500 
                                         
Basic and diluted net income per common stock
  $0.00   $0.00   $0.02   $0.02   $0.04   $0.04   $0.01   $0.01 

 

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

 

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

 

NOTE 3 - INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERING

 

On December 14, 2021, the Company consummated its Initial Public Offering of 28,750,000 Units, which included the exercise of the underwriters’ option to purchase an additional 3,750,000 Over-Allotment Units at the initial public offering price, generating gross proceeds of $287.5 million, and incurring offering costs of approximately $20.7 million, of which approximately $10.1 million was for deferred underwriting fees.

 

Each Unit consists of one share of Class A common stock, and one-half of one redeemable warrant. Each Public Warrant entitles the holder to purchase one share of Class A common stock at a price of $11.50 per share, subject to adjustment (see Note 7).

 

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NOTE 4 - RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

 

Founder Shares

 

On March 30, 2021, the Sponsor paid $25,000 to cover for certain offering costs on behalf of the Company in exchange for issuance of 5,750,000 shares of the Company’s Class B common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, (the “Founder Shares”). In November 2021, the Company effected a stock dividend of 1,437,500 shares of Class B common stock, resulting in there being an aggregate of 7,187,500 shares of Class B common stock outstanding. All shares and associated amounts have been retroactively restated to reflect the stock dividend. The initial stockholders agreed to forfeit up to an aggregate of 937,500 Founder Shares, so that the Founder Shares would represent 20.0% of the Company’s issued and outstanding shares after the Initial Public Offering. The underwriters exercised their over-allotment option in full on December 14, 2021; thus, these 937,500 Founder Shares were no longer subject to forfeiture.

 

In July 2021, the Sponsor transferred 30,000 Founder Shares to each of the four independent director nominees, a total of 120,000 Founder Shares. In November 2021, the Sponsor repurchased 30,000 shares of Class B common stock from a former independent director nominee at a price of $120. The transfer of the Founder Shares is in the scope of FASB ASC Topic 718, “Compensation-Stock Compensation” (“ASC 718”). Under ASC 718, stock-based compensation associated with equity-classified awards is measured at fair value upon the grant date. The Founders Shares were granted subject to a performance condition (i.e., the occurrence of a Business Combination). Compensation expense related to the Founders Shares is recognized only when the performance condition is probable of occurrence under the applicable accounting literature in this circumstance. As of September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, the Company determined that a Business Combination is not considered probable, and, therefore, no stock-based compensation expense has been recognized. As of September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, stock-based compensation of approximately $516,000 will be recognized at the date a Business Combination is considered probable (i.e., upon completion of a Business Combination).

 

In exchange for the Anchor Investors participating in the Initial Public Offering and the Private Placement, the Company agreed to sell 1,078,125 Founder Shares to the Anchor Investors, and the Anchor Investors agreed to purchase from the Company on the date of the initial Business Combination such Founder Shares. The Sponsor also agreed that in the event of such purchase by the Anchor Investors, the Sponsor will forfeit to the Company for no consideration a number of Founder Shares equal to the number of Founder Shares purchased by the Anchor Investors. Further, the Anchor Investors agreed that, if they do not own an aggregate of at least certain amount of Public Shares (such amount, the “Anchor Threshold”) at the time of any stockholder vote with respect to an initial Business Combination or the business day immediately prior to the completion of the initial Business Combination, the number of Founder Shares to be purchased by such Anchor Investors from the Company will be reduced pro rata by a fraction, the numerator of which will equal the Anchor Threshold less the number of Public Shares held by such Anchor Investors after giving effect to any redemptions of the Public Shares by such Anchor Investors and their affiliates, and the denominator of which will equal the Anchor Threshold; provided, however, in no event will such pro rata reduction in the number of Founder Shares to be purchased by the Anchor Investors reduce the number of Founder Shares to be purchased by more than 75%. The Company determined that the excess of the fair value of the Founder Shares to be acquired by the Anchor Investors upon the closing of the initial Business Combination (in which case the Sponsor also agreed to forfeit to the Company for no consideration a number of Founder Shares equal to the number of Founder Shares purchased by the Anchor Investors) should be recognized as an offering cost by the Company in accordance with SEC Staff Accounting Bulletin (“SAB”) Topic 5A, “Expenses of Offerings.” The Company estimated the aggregate fair value of the Sponsor’s agreement to sell Founder Shares to the Anchor Investors to be approximately $4.7 million using a Monte Carlo simulation. Accordingly, the additional offering cost is allocated to the separable financial instruments issued in the Initial Public Offering on a relative fair value basis, compared to total proceeds received. The allocated portion of the additional offering cost associated with the Class A common stock was charged to the carrying value of Class A common stock subject to possible redemption upon the completion of the Initial Public Offering.

 

The initial stockholders and the Anchor Investors agreed, subject to limited exceptions, not to transfer, assign or sell any of the Founder Shares until the earlier to occur of: (A) one year after the completion of the initial Business Combination; and (B) subsequent to the initial Business Combination (x) if the last reported sale price of the Class A common stock equals or exceeds $12.00 per share (as adjusted for stock splits, stock dividends, reorganizations, recapitalizations and the like) for any 20-trading days within any 30-trading day period commencing at least 150 days after the initial Business Combination or (y) the date on which the Company completes a liquidation, merger, capital stock exchange, reorganization or other similar transaction that results in all of the Company’s stockholders having the right to exchange their shares of common stock for cash, securities or other property. Any permitted transferees would be subject to the same restrictions and other agreements of the initial stockholders and the Anchor Investors with respect to any Founder Shares.

 

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Private Placement Warrants

 

Simultaneously with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, the Company consummated the Private Placement of 11,125,000 Private Placement Warrants, at a price of $1.00 per Private Placement Warrant to the Sponsor and the Anchor Investors, generating proceeds of approximately $11.1 million.

 

Each Private Placement Warrant is exercisable for one whole share of Class A common stock at a price of $11.50 per share. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the Private Placement Warrants was added to the proceeds from the Initial Public Offering held in the Trust Account. If the Company does not complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period, the Private Placement Warrants will expire worthless.

 

The purchasers of the Private Placement Warrants agreed, subject to limited exceptions, not to transfer, assign or sell any of their Private Placement Warrants (except to permitted transferees) until 30 days after the completion of the initial Business Combination.

 

Related Party Loans

 

On March 30, 2021, the Sponsor agreed to loan the Company an aggregate of up to $300,000 to cover expenses related to the Initial Public Offering pursuant to a promissory note (as amended and restated on July 1, 2021, the “Note”). This loan was non-interest bearing and payable upon the completion of the Initial Public Offering. As of December 14, 2021, the Company borrowed approximately $115,000 under the Note. The Company fully repaid the Note on December 17, 2021.

 

In addition, in order to finance transaction costs in connection with a Business Combination, the Sponsor or an affiliate of the Sponsor, or certain of the Company’s officers and directors may, but are not obligated to, loan the Company funds as may be required (“Working Capital Loans”). If the Company completes a Business Combination, the Company would repay the Working Capital Loans out of the proceeds of the Trust Account released to the Company. Otherwise, the Working Capital Loans would be repaid only out of funds held outside the Trust Account. In the event that a Business Combination does not close, the Company may use a portion of proceeds held outside the Trust Account to repay the Working Capital Loans but no proceeds held in the Trust Account would be used to repay the Working Capital Loans. The Working Capital Loans would either be repaid upon completion of a Business Combination or, at the lender’s discretion, up to $1.5 million of such Working Capital Loans may be convertible into warrants of the post Business Combination entity at a price of $1.00 per warrant. The warrants would be identical to the Private Placement Warrants. Except for the foregoing, the terms of such Working Capital Loans, if any, have not been determined and no written agreements exist with respect to such loans. As of September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, the Company had no borrowings under the Working Capital Loans.

 

Advance from Related Party

 

On September 10, 2023, October 10, 2023 and November 9, 2023, pursuant to the approval of the Extension Amendment Proposal the Sponsor contributed $300,000 to the Trust Account to extend the termination date. As of September 30, 2023, the Sponsor had advanced $300,000 to the Company.

 

Administrative Services Agreement

 

Commencing on December 9, 2021 through the earlier of consummation of the initial Business Combination and the Company’s liquidation, the Company agreed to pay affiliates of the Sponsor a total of $20,000 per month for office space, administrative and support services. During the three and nine months ended September 30, 2023, the Company incurred $60,000 and $180,000 of such fees, respectively, which are recognized in general and administrative expenses – related party, in the accompanying condensed consolidated statements of operations. During the three and nine months ended September 30, 2022, the Company incurred $60,000 and $180,000 of such fees, respectively, which are recognized in general and administrative expenses - related party, in the accompanying condensed consolidated statements of operations. As of September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, the Company had $440,000 and $260,000, respectively, payable in connection with such agreement, included as accrued expenses in the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheets.

 

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NOTE 5 - COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

 

Registration Rights

 

The holders of Founder Shares, Private Placement Warrants and warrants that may be issued upon conversion of Working Capital Loans, if any (and any shares of common stock issuable upon the exercise of the Private Placement Warrants or warrants issued upon conversion of the Working Capital Loans and upon conversion of the Founder Shares), were entitled to registration rights pursuant to a registration rights agreement to be signed prior to the consummation of the Initial Public Offering. These holders are entitled to certain demand and “piggyback” registration rights. However, the registration rights agreement provides that the Company will not be required to effect or permit any registration or cause any registration statement to become effective until termination of the applicable lock-up period. The Company will bear the expenses incurred in connection with the filing of any such registration statements.

 

Underwriting Agreement

 

The underwriters were entitled to an underwriting discount of $0.20 per Unit on all Units sold in the Initial Public Offering, except for the Units purchased by the Anchor Investors, or approximately $5.3 million in the aggregate, paid upon the closing of the Initial Public Offering.

 

An additional fee of $0.35 per Unit, or approximately $10.1 million in the aggregate will be payable to the underwriters for deferred underwriting commissions. The deferred fee will become payable to the underwriters from the amounts held in the Trust Account solely in the event that the Company completes a Business Combination, subject to the terms of the underwriting agreement.

 

On June 20, 2023, BofA Securities, Inc. waived its entitlement to the payment of any deferred discount to be paid under the terms of underwriting agreement. As a result, the reduction in deferred fees was allocated on a pro rata basis between additional paid-in capital and other income based upon the original amount of the deferred underwriting fees allocation to the liability-classified instruments in the initial public offering. Therefore, the deferred underwriting fee was reduced by $4,025,000, of which $205,275 is reflected in the condensed consolidated statement of operations as other income and $3,819,725 is charged to additional paid-in capital in the statement of stockholders’ deficit. As a result of the waiver, the outstanding deferred underwriting fee payable was reduced to approximately $6.0 million.

 

Inflation Reduction Act of 2022

 

On August 16, 2022, the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (the “IR Act”) was signed into federal law. The IR Act provides for, among other things, a new U.S. federal 1% excise tax on certain repurchases of stock by publicly traded U.S. domestic corporations and certain U.S. domestic subsidiaries of publicly traded foreign corporations occurring on or after January 1, 2023. The excise tax is imposed on the repurchasing corporation itself, not its shareholders from which shares are repurchased. The amount of the excise tax is generally 1% of the fair market value of the shares repurchased at the time of the repurchase. However, for purposes of calculating the excise tax, repurchasing corporations are permitted to net the fair market value of certain new stock issuances against the fair market value of stock repurchases during the same taxable year. In addition, certain exceptions apply to the excise tax. The U.S. Department of the Treasury (the “Treasury”) has been given authority to provide regulations and other guidance to carry out and prevent the abuse or avoidance of the excise tax. Any share redemption or other share repurchase that occurs after December 31, 2022, in connection with a Business Combination, extension vote or otherwise, may be subject to the excise tax. Whether and to what extent the Company would be subject to the excise tax in connection with a Business Combination, extension vote or otherwise will depend on a number of factors, including (i) the fair market value of the redemptions and repurchases in connection with the Business Combination, extension or otherwise, (ii) the structure of a Business Combination, (iii) the nature and amount of any “PIPE” or other equity issuances in connection with a Business Combination (or otherwise issued not in connection with a Business Combination but issued within the same taxable year of a Business Combination) and (iv) the content of regulations and other guidance from the Treasury. In addition, because the excise tax would be payable by the Company and not by the redeeming holder, the mechanics of any required payment of the excise tax have not been determined. The foregoing could cause a reduction in the cash available on hand to complete a Business Combination and in the Company’s ability to complete a Business Combination.

 

On June 9, 2023, the Company’s stockholders redeemed 18,141,822 shares of Class A shares of common stock for a total of $188,132,132. The Company evaluated the classification and accounting of the stock redemption under ASC 450, “Contingencies”. ASC 450 states that when a loss contingency exists the likelihood that the future event(s) will confirm the loss or impairment of an asset or the incurrence of a liability can range from probable to remote. A contingent liability must be reviewed at each reporting period to determine appropriate treatment. The Company evaluated the current status and probability of completing a Business Combination as of September 30, 2023 and concluded that it is probable that a contingent liability should be recorded. As of September 30, 2023, the Company recorded $1,881,321 of excise tax liability calculated as 1% of shares redeemed on June 9, 2023.

 

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NOTE 6 – CLASS A COMMON STOCK SUBJECT TO POSSIBLE REDEMPTION

 

The Company’s Class A common stock feature certain redemption rights that are considered to be outside of the Company’s control and subject to the occurrence of future events. The Company is authorized to issue 500,000,000 shares of Class A common stock with a par value of $0.0001 per share. Holders of the Company’s Class A common stock are entitled to one vote for each share. As of September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, there were 10,608,178 and 28,750,000, respectively, shares of Class A common stock outstanding, which were all subject to possible redemption and classified outside of permanent equity in the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheets.

 

In connection with the stockholders’ vote at the Special Meeting, the stockholders elected to redeem 18,141,822 shares of Class A common stock at a redemption price of approximately $10.37 per share, for an aggregate redemption amount of approximately $188,132,132. After the satisfaction of the Redemption, the balance in the Trust Account as of September 30, 2023 was approximately $113,045,191. Upon completion of the Redemption, 10,608,178 shares of Class A common stock and 7,187,500 shares of Class B common stock remain issued and outstanding.

 

The Class A common stock subject to possible redemption reflected on the condensed consolidated balance sheets is reconciled on the following table:

 

Gross proceeds  $287,500,000 
Less:     
Proceeds allocated to Public Warrants   (14,662,500)
Issuance costs allocated to Class A common stock   (19,627,833)
Plus:     
Adjust carrying value to initial redemption value   40,083,762 
Class A common stock subject to possible redemption as of December 31, 2022   293,293,429 
Less:     
Redemption   (188,132,132)
Plus:     
Remeasurement of carrying value to initial redemption value   7,357,845 
Class A common stock subject to possible redemption as of September 30, 2023  $112,519,142 

 

NOTE 7 – STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT

 

Preferred Stock – The Company is authorized to issue 1,000,000 shares of preferred stock, par value $0.0001 per share, with such designations, voting and other rights and preferences as may be determined from time to time by the Company’s board of directors. As of September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, there were no shares of preferred stock issued or outstanding.

 

Class A Common Stock – The Company is authorized to issue 500,000,000 shares of Class A common stock with a par value of $0.0001 per share. As of September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, there were 10,608,178 and 28,750,000, respectively, shares of Class A common stock issued and outstanding, all of which were subject to possible redemption and were classified outside of permanent equity in the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheets (see Note 6).

 

In connection with the stockholders’ vote at the Special Meeting, the stockholders elected to redeem 18,141,822 shares of Class A common stock at a redemption price of approximately $10.37 per share, for an aggregate redemption amount of approximately $188,132,132. After the satisfaction of the Redemption, the balance in the Trust Account as of September 30, 2023 was approximately $113,045,191. Upon completion of the Redemption, 10,608,178 shares of Class A common stock and 7,187,500 shares of Class B common stock remain issued and outstanding.

 

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Class B Common Stock – The Company is authorized to issue 50,000,000 shares of Class B common stock with a par value of $0.0001 per share. As of September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, there were 7,187,500 shares of Class B common stock issued and outstanding.

 

Common stockholders of record are entitled to one vote for each share held on all matters to be voted on by stockholders and vote together as a single class, except as required by law; provided, that, prior to the Company’s initial Business Combination, holders of the Class B common stock will have the right to appoint all of the Company’s directors and remove members of the board of directors for any reason, and holders of the Class A common stock will not be entitled to vote on the appointment of directors during such time.

 

The Class B common stock will automatically convert into Class A common stock at the time of the initial Business Combination, or earlier at the option of the holder, on a one-for-one basis, subject to adjustment for stock splits, stock dividends, reorganizations, recapitalizations and the like, and subject to further adjustment as provided herein. In the case that additional shares of Class A common stock, or equity-linked securities, are issued or deemed issued in excess of the amounts issued in the Initial Public Offering and related to the closing of the initial Business Combination, the ratio at which the shares of Class B common stock will convert into shares of Class A common stock will be adjusted (unless the holders of a majority of the issued and outstanding shares of the Class B common stock agree to waive such anti-dilution adjustment with respect to any such issuance or deemed issuance) so that the number of shares of Class A common stock issuable upon conversion of all shares of Class B common stock will equal, in the aggregate, on an as-converted basis, 20% of the sum of all shares of common stock issued and outstanding upon the completion of the Initial Public Offering plus all shares of Class A common stock and equity-linked securities issued or deemed issued in connection with the initial Business Combination, excluding any shares or equity-linked securities issued, or to be issued, to any seller in the initial Business Combination.

 

Warrants – As of September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, the Company has 14,375,000 and 11,125,000 Public Warrants and Private Placement Warrants outstanding, respectively. Public Warrants may only be exercised for a whole number of shares. No fractional Public Warrants will be issued upon separation of the Units and only whole Public Warrants will trade. The Public Warrants will become exercisable on the later of (a) 30 days after the completion of a Business Combination or (b) 12 months from the closing of the Initial Public Offering; provided in each case that the Company has an effective registration statement under the Securities Act covering the shares of Class A common stock issuable upon exercise of the Public Warrants and a current prospectus relating to them is available (or the Company permits holders to exercise their Public Warrants on a cashless basis and such cashless exercise is exempt from registration under the Securities Act). The Company agreed that as soon as practicable, but in no event later than 20 business days after the closing of its initial Business Combination, the Company will use its commercially reasonable efforts to file with the SEC and have an effective registration statement covering the shares of Class A common stock issuable upon exercise of the warrants and will use its commercially reasonable efforts to cause the same to become effective within 60 business days after the closing of the Company’s initial Business Combination and to maintain a current prospectus relating to those shares of Class A common stock until the warrants expire or are redeemed. If the shares issuable upon exercise of the warrants are not registered under the Securities Act in accordance with the above requirements, the Company will be required to permit holders to exercise their warrants on a cashless basis. However, no warrant will be exercisable for cash or on a cashless basis, 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 from registration is available. Notwithstanding the above, if the Company’s shares of Class A common stock are at the time of any exercise of a warrant not listed on a national securities exchange such that they satisfy the definition of a “covered security” under Section 18(b)(1) of the Securities Act, the Company may, at its option, require holders of Public Warrants who exercise their warrants to do so on a cashless basis in accordance with Section 3(a)(9) of the Securities Act and, in the event the Company so elects, it 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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The warrants have an exercise price of $11.50 per share, subject to adjustments, and will expire five years after the completion of a Business Combination or earlier upon redemption or liquidation. In addition, if (x) the Company issues additional shares of Class A common stock or equity-linked securities for capital raising purposes in connection with the closing of the initial Business Combination at an issue price or effective issue price of less than $9.20 per share of Class A common stock (with such issue price or effective issue price to be determined in good faith by the 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 the initial Business Combination on the date of the completion of the initial Business Combination (net of redemptions), and (z) the volume weighted average trading price of the Class A common stock during the 20 trading day period starting on the trading day prior to the day on which the Company completes the initial Business Combination (such price, the “Market Value”) is below $9.20 per share, then the exercise price of the warrants will be adjusted (to the nearest cent) to be equal to 115% of the higher of the Market Value and the Newly Issued Price, the $18.00 per share redemption trigger prices described below under “Redemption of warrants when the price per share of Class A common stock equals or exceeds $18.00” to be equal to 180% of the higher of the Market Value and the Newly Issued Price described below under “Redemption of warrants when the price per share of Class A common stock equals or exceeds $18.00” will be adjusted (to the nearest cent) to be equal to the higher of the Market Value and the Newly Issued Price.

 

The Private Placement Warrants will be non-redeemable and will be exercisable on a cashless basis at the option of the holder.

 

Redemption of Public Warrants when the price per share of Class A common stock equals or exceeds $18.00:

 

Once the warrants become exercisable, the Company may call the outstanding warrants for redemption (except as described herein with respect to the Private Placement Warrants):

 

  in whole and not in part;

 

  at a price of $0.01 per warrant;

 

  upon a minimum of 30 days’ prior written notice of redemption to each warrant holder; and

 

  if, and only if, the last reported sale price of Class A common stock for any 20 trading days within a 30-trading day period ending on the third trading day prior to the date on which the Company sends the notice of redemption to the warrant holders (the “Reference Value”) equals or exceeds $18.00 per share (as adjusted).

 

Unless the Company has elected to require Public Warrant holders to exercise such warrants on a cashless basis, the Company will not redeem the Public Warrants as described above unless a registration statement under the Securities Act covering the issuance of the shares of Class A common stock issuable upon exercise of the warrants is then effective and a current prospectus relating to those shares of Class A common stock is available throughout the 30-day redemption period. If and when the Public 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.

 

If the Company is unable to complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period and the Company liquidates the funds held in the Trust Account, holders of warrants will not receive any of such funds with respect to their warrants, nor will they receive any distribution from the Company’s assets held outside of the Trust Account with the respect to such warrants. Accordingly, the warrants may expire worthless.

 

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NOTE 8 – FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENTS

 

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

 

Description  Level 1   Level 2   Level 3 
September 30, 2023 – Assets            
Investments held in Trust Account  $113,045,191    
    
 
December 31, 2022 – Assets               
Investments held in Trust Account  $294,395,846    
    
 

 

Transfers to/from Levels 1, 2, and 3 are recognized at the beginning of the reporting period. There were no transfers between levels for the period from March 23, 2021 (inception) through September 30, 2023.

 

Level 1 assets include investments in money market funds or U.S. Treasury securities. The Company uses inputs such as actual trade data, benchmark yields, quoted market prices from dealers or brokers, and other similar sources to determine the fair value of its investments.

 

NOTE 9 – SUBSEQUENT EVENTS

 

The Company evaluated subsequent events and transactions that occurred after the balance sheet date up to the date that the condensed consolidated financial statements were issued. Based upon this review the Company did not identify any subsequent events that would have required adjustment or disclosure in the condensed consolidated financial statements other than described below.

 

On October 10, 2023 and November 9, 2023, pursuant to the approval of the Extension Amendment Proposal, the Sponsor contributed $300,000, on each occasion, to the Trust Account to extend the termination date to December 14, 2023.

 

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

 

References to the “Company,” “our,” “us” or “we” refer to Power & Digital Infrastructure Acquisition II Corp. You should read the following discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operations in conjunction with our condensed consolidated financial statements and related notes included in Part I, Item 1 of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q (this “Quarterly Report”). This discussion and other parts of this report contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, such as statements of our plans, objectives, expectations and intentions. Our actual results could differ materially from those discussed in these forward-looking statements. See “Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements.” Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, those discussed in Part I, Item 1A “Risk Factors” of our Annual Report on Form 10-K.

 

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

 

This Quarterly Report includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act. We have based these forward-looking statements on our current expectations and projections about future events. These forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and assumptions about us that may cause our actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as “may,” “should,” “could,” “would,” “expect,” “plan,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “continue,” or the negative of such terms or other similar expressions. Factors that might cause or contribute to such a discrepancy include, but are not limited to, those described in our other SEC filings.

 

Overview

 

We are a blank check company incorporated in Delaware on March 23, 2021, formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or other similar business combination with one or more businesses or entities (a “Business Combination”). We are an emerging growth company and, as such, we are subject to all of the risks associated with emerging growth companies.

 

Our sponsor is XPDI Sponsor II LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (the “Sponsor”). The registration statement for our initial public offering (the “IPO”) was declared effective on December 9, 2021. On December 14, 2021, we consummated our IPO of 28,750,000 units, which included the exercise of the underwriters’ option to purchase an additional 3,750,000 units at the IPO price to cover over-allotments (the “Over-Allotment Units”), at $10.00 per unit, generating gross proceeds of $287.5 million, and incurring offering costs of approximately $20.7 million, of which approximately $10.1 million was a deferred discount, which was subsequently reduced to approximately $6 million following the resignation of BofA Securities, Inc. (“BofA”) as an underwriter as described below.

 

Simultaneously with the closing of our IPO, we completed the private placement (the “Private Placement”) of 11,125,000 private placement warrants (the “Private Placement Warrants”), at a price of $1.00 per Private Placement Warrant to our Sponsor and certain funds and accounts managed by subsidiaries of BlackRock, Inc., an unrelated party (the “Anchor Investors”), generating proceeds of approximately $11.1 million.

 

Upon the closing of the IPO and the Private Placement on December 14, 2021, approximately $290.4 million ($10.10 per unit) of the net proceeds of the sale of the units in the IPO, including proceeds from the sale of the Over-Allotment Units and certain of the proceeds from the sale of the Private Placement Warrants, were deposited into a segregated trust account (the “Trust Account”) located in the United States with Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company acting as trustee and approximately $1.7 million of such net proceeds were deposited in our operating account to pay expenses in connection with the closing of the IPO and for working capital following the IPO. The proceeds held in the Trust Account have been invested in U.S. “government securities,” within the meaning of Section 2(a)(16) of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the “Investment Company Act”), having a maturity of 185 days or less or in money market funds meeting certain conditions under Rule 2a-7 promulgated under the Investment Company Act, which invest only in direct U.S. government treasury obligations, as determined by the Company, until the earlier of: (i) the completion of an initial Business Combination and (ii) the distribution of the Trust Account as described below.

 

Our management has broad discretion with respect to the specific application of the net proceeds of the IPO and the sale of Private Placement Warrants, although substantially all of the net proceeds are intended to be applied generally toward consummating an initial Business Combination. There is no assurance that we will be able to complete an initial Business Combination successfully. We must complete one or more initial Business Combinations having an aggregate fair market value of at least 80% of the net assets held in the Trust Account (net of amounts disbursed to management for working capital purposes and excluding the deferred underwriting commissions and taxes payable on the interest earned on the Trust Account) at the time of the agreement to enter into the initial Business Combination. However, we will only complete an initial Business Combination if the post-transaction company owns or acquires 50% or more of the voting securities of the target or otherwise acquires a controlling interest in the target sufficient for it not to be required to register as an investment company under the Investment Company Act.

 

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On May 15, 2023, the Company filed a definitive proxy statement (the “Proxy Statement”) for the solicitation of proxies in connection with the special meeting in lieu of annual meeting of the Company’s stockholders (the “Extension Special Meeting”) to consider and vote on, among other proposals, the extension of the date by which the Company must consummate an initial business combination from June 14, 2023 (the “Current Outside Date”) to December 14, 2023 (such date, the “Extended Date”), and to allow the Company, without another stockholder vote, by resolution of the Company’s board of directors to elect to further extend the Extended Date in one-month increments up to three additional times, or a total of up to nine months after the Current Outside Date, until March 14, 2024, unless the closing of a Business Combination shall have occurred prior thereto or such earlier date as determined by our board of directors to be in the best interests of the Company (such proposal, the “Extension Amendment Proposal”), and the amendment of the Company’s amended and restated certificate of incorporation to remove the limitation that the Company may not redeem public shares to the extent that such redemption would result in the Company having net tangible assets (as determined in accordance with Rule 3a51-1(g)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”) (or any successor rule)) of less than $5,000,001 (such proposal, the “Redemption Limitation Amendment Proposal”).

 

At the Extension Special Meeting on June 9, 2023, the Company’s stockholders approved the Extension Amendment Proposal and the Redemption Limitation Amendment Proposal. In connection with the stockholders’ vote at the Special Meeting, the stockholders elected to redeem 18,141,822 shares of Class A common stock at a redemption price of approximately $10.37 per share, for an aggregate redemption amount of approximately $188,132,132 (the “June Redemptions”). After the satisfaction of the June Redemptions, the balance in the Trust Account as of September 30, 2023 was approximately $113,045,191. Upon completion of the June Redemptions, 10,608,178 shares of Class A common stock and 7,187,500 shares of Class B common stock remain issued and outstanding.

 

In connection with the approval of the Extension Amendment Proposal, the Company or the Sponsor will deposit, beginning on June 15, 2023, and thereafter on the 10th day of each month (or if such 10th day is not a business day, on the business day immediately preceding such 10th day), additional funds into the Trust Account in an amount equal to the lesser of (i) $0.03 multiplied by the number of shares of Class A common stock of the Company then outstanding and not redeemed in connection with the Extension Special Meeting and (ii) $300,000. As a result, $300,000 was deposited in the Trust Account by the Company on June 15, 2023, July 10, 2023 and August 10, 2023. On September 11, 2023, October 10, 2023 and November 9, 2023, $300,000 was deposited in the Trust Account by the Sponsor.

 

Liquidity, Capital Resources and Going Concern

 

Our liquidity needs to date have been satisfied through a capital contribution of $25,000 from our Sponsor to purchase our Class B common stock (the “Founder Shares”), the related party loan under a promissory note of approximately $115,000 from, our Sponsor, which was repaid in full on December 17, 2021, and the net proceeds from the consummation of the Private Placement not held in the Trust Account. In addition, in order to finance transaction costs in connection with an initial Business Combination, our officers, directors and initial stockholders may, but are not obligated to, provide working capital loans. As of September 30, 2023, there were no amounts outstanding under any working capital loans.

 

In connection with the Company’s assessment of going concern considerations in accordance with the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (“FASB’s”) Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 205-40, “Presentation of Financial Statements – Going Concern,” management has determined that the liquidity needs, mandatory liquidation and subsequent dissolution raises substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern, which is considered to be one year from the issuance of these financial statements. No adjustments have been made to the carrying amounts of assets or liabilities should the Company be required to liquidate after December 14, 2023. The financial statements do not include any adjustment that might be necessary if the Company is unable to continue as a going concern. The Company intends to complete a Business Combination before the mandatory liquidation date, as it may be extended. Over this time period, the Company will be using the funds outside of the Trust Account for paying existing accounts payable, identifying and evaluating prospective initial Business Combination candidates, performing due diligence on prospective target businesses, paying for travel expenditures, selecting the target business to merge with or acquire, and structuring, negotiating and consummating the Business Combination.

 

The Company cannot provide any assurance that new financing will be available to it on commercially acceptable terms, if at all. These conditions raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern through one year from the issuance date of these financial statements. These financial statements do not include any adjustments relating to the recovery of the recorded assets or the classification of the liabilities that might be necessary should the Company be unable to continue as a going concern.

 

We continue to evaluate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Company and have concluded that while it is reasonably possible that the virus could have a negative effect on our financial position, results of the Company’s operations and/or search for a target company, the specific impact is not readily determinable as of the date of these financial statements. The financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty. 

 

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. The recent military conflict between Israel and militant groups led by Hamas has also caused uncertainty in the global markets. Further, the impact of these actions and related sanctions on the world economy are not determinable as of the date of these financial statements.

  

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Results of Operations

 

Our entire activity since inception up to September 30, 2023 has been related to our formation, the preparation for the IPO, and since the closing of the IPO, the search for a prospective initial Business Combination. We will not generate any operating revenues until after the completion of our initial Business Combination. We generate non-operating income in the form of investment income from the Trust Account. We will continue to 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.

 

For the three months ended September 30, 2023, we had a net income of approximately $48,000, which consisted of approximately $1.5 million of income from investments held in the Trust Account, offset by approximately $1.1 million in operating expenses and approximately $0.3 million in income tax expenses. Operating expenses were comprised of approximately $1 million of general and administrative expenses, $60,000 of general and administrative expenses - related party, and $50,000 of franchise tax expenses.

 

For the nine months ended September 30, 2023, we had a net income of approximately $1.2 million, which consisted of approximately $7.7 million of income from investments held in the Trust Account and reversal of transaction costs incurred in connection with IPO of approximately $0.2 million, offset by approximately $5.3 million in operating expenses and approximately $1.4 million in income tax expenses. Operating expenses were comprised of approximately $5.0 million of general and administrative expenses, $180,000 of general and administrative expenses - related party, and $150,000 of franchise tax expenses.

 

For the three months ended September 30, 2022, we had a net income of approximately $781,000, which consisted of approximately $1.3 million of income from investments held in the trust account, partially offset by approximately $271,000 in operating expenses and approximately $267,000 in income tax expenses. Operating expenses were comprised of approximately $161,000 of general and administrative expenses, $60,000 of general and administrative expenses - related party, and $50,000 of franchise tax expense.

 

For the nine months ended September 30, 2022, we had a net income of approximately $396,000, which consisted of approximately $1.7 million of income from investments held in the trust account, partially offset by approximately $1.0 million in operating expenses and approximately $297,000 in income tax expenses. Operating expenses were comprised of approximately $693,000 of general and administrative expenses, $180,000 of general and administrative expenses - related party, and $165,000 of franchise tax expense.

 

Contractual Obligations

 

Registration Rights

 

The holders of Founder Shares, Private Placement Warrants and warrants that may be issued upon conversion of working capital loans, if any (and any shares of common stock issuable upon the exercise of the Private Placement Warrants or warrants issued upon conversion of the working capital loans and upon conversion of the Founder Shares), were entitled to registration rights pursuant to a registration rights agreement to be signed prior to the consummation of the IPO (the “Registration Rights Agreement”). These holders are entitled to certain demand and “piggyback” registration rights. However, the Registration Rights Agreement provides that we will not be required to effect or permit any registration or cause any registration statement to become effective until termination of the applicable lock-up period. We will bear the expenses incurred in connection with the filing of any such registration statements.

 

Underwriting Agreement

 

BofA and Barclays Capital Inc. (“Barclays”), the underwriters in our IPO, were entitled to an underwriting discount of $0.20 per unit on all units sold in the IPO, except for the units purchased by the Anchor Investors, or approximately $5.3 million in the aggregate, paid upon the closing of the IPO.

 

BofA and Barclays were also entitled to an additional fee of $0.35 per unit, or $10,062,500 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 an initial Business Combination, subject to the terms of the underwriting agreement.

  

On June 20, 2023, BofA formally notified the Company in writing that it had resigned and withdrew from its role in the Business Combination and thereby, for no additional consideration, waived its entitlement to its portion of the Deferred Discount despite having already completed the services and obligations that would entitle BofA to payment under the terms of the underwriting agreement. As a result, the reduction in deferred fees was allocated on a pro rata basis between additional paid-in capital and other income based upon the original amount of the deferred underwriting fees allocation to the liability-classified instruments in the IPO. Therefore, the deferred underwriting fee was reduced by $4,025,000, of which $205,275 is reflected in the condensed consolidated statement of operations as other income and $3,819,725 is charged to additional paid-in capital in the statement of stockholders’ deficit. As a result of the waiver, the outstanding deferred underwriting fee payable was reduced to approximately $6.0 million.

 

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Administrative Support Services

 

Commencing on December 9, 2021, we have agreed to pay affiliates of our Sponsor a total of $20,000 per month for office space and administrative support services. Upon completion of our initial Business Combination or our liquidation, we will cease paying these monthly fees. In connection with our initial Business Combination, we will make a cash payment in an aggregate amount of up to $3,000,000 to affiliates of our Sponsor or Anchor Investors for any financial advisory, placement agency or other similar investment banking or consulting services that affiliates of our Sponsor or Anchor Investors have provided and may continue to provide to us in connection with our initial Business Combination, and may reimburse to affiliates of our Sponsor or Anchor Investors for any out-of-pocket expenses incurred by it in connection with the performance of such services.

 

Merger Agreement

 

On June 5, 2023, the Company and XPDB Merger Sub, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and wholly owned subsidiary of the Company (“Merger Sub”), entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (as it may be amended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time in accordance with its terms, the “Merger Agreement”) with Montana Technologies LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“Montana”), pursuant to which Merger Sub will merge with and into Montana, with Montana surviving the Merger as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company (the “Merger” and, along with the transactions contemplated in the Merger Agreement, the “Proposed Transactions”). Following the closing of the Proposed Transactions (the “Closing”), the Company will be renamed “Montana Technologies Corporation” (the “Combined Company”).

 

As part of the Business Combination, equity holders of Montana will receive aggregate consideration of approximately $421.9 million (subject to adjustment as described in the Merger Agreement), payable (i) in the case of Class B and holders of Class C common units of Montana, in the form of newly issued shares of Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, of the Combined Company (“Combined Company Class A common stock”), with a $10.00 value ascribed to each such share and which will entitle the holder thereof to one vote per share on all matters submitted to a vote of the holders of common stock, whether voting separately as a class or otherwise, (ii) in the case of holders of Class A common units of Montana, in the form of newly issued shares of Class B common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, of the Combined Company (“Combined Company Class B common stock”) with a $10.00 value ascribed to each such share and which will entitle the holder thereof to a number of votes per share such that the equity holders of Montana as of immediately prior to the Closing will, immediately following the Closing, collectively own shares representing at least 80% of the voting power of all classes of capital stock of the Combined Company entitled to vote on matters submitted to a vote of the stockholders of the Combined Company and (iii) in the case of Montana’s option holders and warrant holders, in the form of options and warrants of the Combined Company, respectively, having substantially similar terms to the applicable options and warrants of Montana.

 

Montana’s equity holders (other than warrant holders) will also have the opportunity to receive additional equity consideration (in each case, in accordance with their respective pro rata share) in the form of shares of Combined Company Class A common stock with a $10.00 value ascribed to each share (the “Earnout Shares”), only upon full completion of construction and operational viability (including all permitting, regulatory approvals and necessary or useful inspections) of new production capacity of Montana’s key components or assemblies based solely on demand from bona fide customer commitments evidenced by binding contracts (or in the discretion of a majority of the independent members of the board of directors of the Combined Company, a non-binding letter of intent or indication of interest or similar writing that is substantially likely to become a binding contract) with a known price or pricing formula that exceeds a level of production capacity that is expected to generate Annualized EBITDA of more than $150,000,000 (the “Threshold Annualized EBITDA”), which shall be determined by a majority of the independent members of the board of directors of the Combined Company in its sole discretion, equal to (i) the ratio of (x) (1) the Annualized EBITDA that is expected from such new production capacity (the “Expected Annualized EBITDA”) less (2) (A) the Threshold Annualized EBITDA plus (B) all previously Expected Annualized EBITDA amounts associated with previous new production capacities for which previous earnouts were achieved, divided by (y) $150,000,000 multiplied by (ii) $200,000,000, provided that the aggregate Expected Annualized EBITDA may not exceed $300,000,000.

 

The maximum value of the Earnout Shares will be capped at $200 million and the ability to receive Earnout Shares will expire on the fifth anniversary of the Closing. A majority of the independent members of the board of directors of the Combined Company then serving will have sole discretion in determining, among other things, the achievement of the applicable milestones, the calculations of payments of Earnout Shares to the applicable Montana equity holders, the dates on which construction and operational viability of new production capacity is deemed completed and whether to consent to a transfer of the applicable Montana equity holder’s right to receive Earnout Shares. Earnout Shares issuable in respect of Montana options outstanding as of immediately prior to the effective time of the Merger may be issued to the holder of such Montana option only if such holder continues to provide services (whether as an employee, director or individual independent contractor) to the Combined Company or one of its subsidiaries through the date on which such Earnout Shares are issued, as determined by a majority of the independent members of the Combined Company Board.

 

 

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As of the date of the Merger Agreement, 100.0% of the total outstanding Class A common units of Montana and 72.7% of the total outstanding Class B common units of Montana (or an aggregate of approximately 76.6% of the total outstanding Class A common units and Class B common units of Montana in the aggregate) were held by unitholders that are expected to continue as directors, officers or employees of the Combined Company. The retention of certain holders of options of Montana who will continue as directors, officers or employees of the Combined Company (whose responsibilities are expected to include continued technology development and commercial execution) is integral to the achievement of the milestones that will determine whether Earnout Shares are payable. Montana does not believe that such targets are achievable absent the continued involvement of such persons. The Combined Company is expected to provide competitive compensation, benefits and equity awards (pursuant to the terms of the Montana Technologies Corporation 2023 Incentive Award Plan) to these individuals following the Merger in order to incentivize these individuals to continue to provide services to the Combined Company.

 

The Proposed Transactions are expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2023, following the receipt of the required approval by the Company’s stockholders and the fulfillment of other customary closing conditions.

 

Sponsor Support Agreement

 

In connection with the execution of the Merger Agreement and pursuant to the terms of the Sponsor Support Agreement (the “Sponsor Support Agreement”) entered into among the Sponsor, the Company, Montana and other holders of the Company’s Class B common stock, $0.0001 par value per share (the “Class B common stock”), the Sponsor and the other holders of Class B common stock agreed to, among other things, (i) vote any Class A common stock, $0.0001 par value per share (the “Class A common stock”), of the Company or Class B common stock (collectively, the “Sponsor Securities”), held of record or thereafter acquired in favor of the proposals presented by the Company at a special meeting to approve the Proposed Transactions, (ii) be bound by certain other covenants and agreements related to the Proposed Transactions, (iii) be bound by certain transfer restrictions with respect to the Sponsor Securities and (iv) waive certain antidilution protections with respect to the Sponsor Securities, in each case, on the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Sponsor Support Agreement. In addition, pursuant to the terms of the Sponsor Support Agreement, the Sponsor has agreed to waive its redemption rights with respect to any Sponsor Securities in connection with the completion of a Business Combination (which waiver was provided in connection with the IPO and without any separate consideration paid in connection with providing such waiver), has agreed not to transfer any Public Shares and Founder Shares held by it during the time prior to (i) Closing or (ii) the termination of the Merger Agreement, has agreed to waive anti-dilution protections and has agreed to subject certain of the shares of Combined Company Class A common stock held by Sponsor following the conversion of the Founder Shares as of the Closing to certain vesting provisions. Specifically, the Sponsor Support Agreement provides that as of immediately prior to (but subject to) the Closing, 1,380,736 shares of Combined Company Class A common stock held by the Sponsor following the conversion of the Founder Shares as of the Closing (the “Subject Vesting Shares”) will be subject to an earnout, with the Subject Vesting Shares vesting during the period beginning on the date of Closing and ending five (5) years following the date of Closing (i) simultaneously with the Earnout Payments made to the Montana equity holders in a proportionate amount to the payment achieved in relation to the maximum issuance of Earnout Shares of equity interests of $200 million (the “Performance Vesting Trigger”) and (ii) up to 50% of the Subject Vesting Shares (including any vested Subject Vesting Shares from the Performance Vesting Trigger) vesting on any day following the Closing when the closing price of a share of Combined Company Class A common stock on the Nasdaq (the “Closing Share Price”) equals or exceeds $12.00 (as adjusted for stock splits, stock dividends, reorganizations, recapitalizations and the like) and all remaining Subject Vesting Shares vesting when the Closing Share Price equals or exceeds $14.00 (as adjusted for stock splits, stock dividends, reorganizations, recapitalizations and the like).

 

The Sponsor Support Agreement will terminate on the earlier of (i) the date the Business Combination becomes effective and (ii) the termination of the Merger Agreement in accordance with its terms.

 

Investment Agreement

 

On September 29, 2023, we entered into an Investment Agreement (the “Investment Agreement”) with Montana Technologies LLC (“Montana”), Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited (“CATL”), CATL US Inc., an affiliate of CATL (“CATL US”) and Contemporary Amperex Technology USA Inc. an affiliate of CATL (“CATL USA,” and, together with CATL US and CATL, the “CATL Parties”), pursuant to which the CATL Parties agreed, among other things, that they will not, directly or indirectly, (i) acquire any additional units of the Company following the consummation of its proposed business combination with Montana (the “Business Combination,” and such surviving company, the “Post-Combination Company”), (ii) seek election to, or to place a representative on, Montana’s board of managers or the board of directors of the Post-Combination Company, or (iii) acquire any securities of the Post-Combination Company if, following such acquisition, the CATL Parties and their affiliates would hold, in the aggregate, an interest in the Post-Combination Company of greater than 9.8% on either an economic or voting basis (the “CATL Ownership Limit”). In the event the CATL Parties and their affiliates exceed the CATL Ownership Limit, the CATL Parties have agreed, following written notice from the Post-Combination Company, to divest within five business days such number of Post-Combination Company securities as shall be necessary to cause the CATL Ownership Limit not to be exceeded. In addition, at any time the CATL Ownership Limit is exceeded, the CATL Parties have agreed to vote any voting power they hold in excess of 9.8% in accordance with the recommendation of the board of directors of the Post-Combination Company.

 

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The CATL Parties agreed that they will not, and will cause their affiliates not to, access, obtain, or seek to access or obtain Montana or the Post-Combination Company’s trade secrets, know-how, or other confidential, proprietary, or competitively sensitive information (excluding any such information that Montana is obligated to provide to CATL US, CAMT, or CAMT’s subsidiaries pursuant to that certain Amended and Restated Joint Venture Agreement for CAMT, dated as of September 29, 2023, by and among Montana, CAMT Climate Solutions, Ltd. (“CAMT”) and CATL US), including by reverse engineering, or seeking to reverse engineer, any of Montana’s products.

 

Montana has agreed to use its reasonable best efforts to assist CATL USA in selling, prior to the consummation of the Business Combination, units of Montana representing at least 2% of Montana’s issued and outstanding units at a price per unit that is not materially lower than the price per unit implied by the valuation of Montana in connection with the Business Combination. In so assisting CATL USA, Montana is not obligated to incur any expenses or grant any concessions, nor is it obligated to prioritize any sale by CATL USA over its own capital raising or financing activities.

 

The Investment Agreement contains customary representations and warranties and may be terminated only with the written consent of the parties thereto.

 

Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates

 

The preparation of financial statements and related disclosures in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements, and the reported amounts of income and expenses during the periods reported. Actual results could materially differ from those estimates. We have identified the following as our critical accounting policies:

 

Derivative Warrant Liabilities

 

We do not use derivative instruments to hedge exposures to cash flow, market, or foreign currency risks. Management evaluates all of our financial instruments, including issued stock purchase warrants, to determine if such instruments are derivatives or contain features that qualify as embedded derivatives, pursuant to Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (“FASB”) Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 480 “Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity” (“ASC 480”) and FASB ASC Topic 815-40, “Derivatives and Hedging - Contracts in Entity’s Own Stock” (“ASC 815”). The classification of derivative instruments, including whether such instruments should be classified as liabilities or as equity, is re-assessed at the end of each reporting period.

 

The warrants issued in the IPO (“Public Warrants”) and the Private Placement Warrants are not precluded from equity classification, based on the guidance in ASC 480 and ASC 815. Equity-classified contracts are initially measured at fair value (or allocated value). Subsequent changes in fair value are not recognized as long as the contracts continue to be classified in equity.

 

Class A Common Shares Subject to Possible Redemption

 

We account for our Class A common stock subject to possible redemption in accordance with the guidance in ASC 480. Class A common stock subject to mandatory redemption (if any) is classified as liability instruments and are measured at fair value. Conditionally redeemable Class A common stock (including Class A common stock that features redemption rights that are either within the control of the holder or subject to redemption upon the occurrence of uncertain events not solely within our control) are classified as temporary equity. At all other times, Class A common stock is classified as stockholders’ equity. Our Class A common stock feature certain redemption rights that are considered to be outside of our control and subject to the occurrence of uncertain future events. Accordingly, all of our outstanding shares of Class A common stock is presented at redemption value as temporary equity, outside of the stockholders’ equity section of our balance sheets.

 

Under ASC 480, we have elected to recognize changes in the redemption value immediately as they occur and adjust the carrying value of the security to equal the redemption value at the end of the reporting period. This method would view the end of the reporting period as if it were also the redemption date of the security. Effective with the closing of the IPO, we recognized the accretion from initial book value to redemption amount, which resulted in charges against additional paid-in capital (to the extent available) and accumulated deficit.

 

Net (loss) income per common shares

 

We comply with accounting and disclosure requirements of FASB ASC Topic 260, “Earnings Per Share.” We have two classes of shares, which are referred to as Class A common stock and Class B common stock. Income and losses are shared pro rata between the two classes of shares. Net (loss) income per common share is calculated by dividing the net (loss) income by the weighted average shares of common stock outstanding for the respective period.

 

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The calculation of diluted net (loss) income does not consider the effect of the Public Warrants and the Private Placement Warrants to purchase an aggregate of 25,500,000 shares of Class A common stock in the calculation of diluted (loss) income per share, because their exercise is contingent upon future events and their inclusion would be anti-dilutive under the treasury stock method. As a result, diluted net (loss) income per share is the same as basic net (loss) income per share for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2023 and 2022. Accretion associated with the redeemable Class A common stock is excluded from earnings per share as the redemption value approximates fair value.

 

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

 

Our management does not believe that there are any recently issued, but not yet effective, accounting pronouncements, if currently adopted, would have a material effect on our condensed consolidated balance sheets.

 

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements and Contractual Obligations

 

As of September 30, 2023, we did not have any off-balance sheet arrangements as defined in Item 303(a)(4)(ii) of Regulation S-K and did not have any commitments or contractual obligations.

 

JOBS Act

 

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

 

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

 

Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

 

We are a smaller reporting company as defined by Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), and are not required to provide the information otherwise required under this item.

 

Item 4. Controls and Procedures

 

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

 

Disclosure controls and procedures are controls and other procedures that are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed in our reports filed or submitted under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized, and reported within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms. Disclosure controls and procedures include, without limitation, controls and procedures designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed in company reports filed or submitted under the Exchange Act is accumulated and communicated to management, including our principal executive officer and principal financial and accounting officer, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

 

As of September 30, 2023, as required by Rules 13a-15 and 15d-15 under the Exchange Act, our principal executive officer and principal financial and accounting officer carried out an evaluation of the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures. Based upon their evaluation, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Exchange Act) were not effective due to accounting for accrued general and administrative expenses as well as the Company’s tax provision. Additionally, this material weakness could result in a misstatement of the carrying value of accounts payable or accrued expenses and the reported amount of general and administrative expenses and income tax expense in the financial statements that would not be prevented or detected on a timely basis. As a result, our management performed additional analysis as deemed necessary to ensure that our financial statements were prepared in accordance with generally accepted principles in the United States of America. Accordingly, management believes that the financial statements included in this Quarterly Report present fairly, in all material respects, the Company’s financial position, result of operations and cash flows of the periods presented.

 

Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting

 

There was no change in our internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2023 covered by this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

 

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PART II - OTHER INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Legal Proceedings

 

Certain purported shareholders of the Company sent demand letters (the “Demands”) alleging deficiencies and/or omissions in the Registration Statement on Form S-4, filed by the Company on August 9, 2023. The Demands seek additional disclosures to remedy these purported deficiencies. The Company believes that the allegations in the Demands are meritless.

 

Item 1A. Risk Factors.

 

Our material risk factors are disclosed in “Risk Factors” in Part I, Item 1A of our Annual Report on Form 10-K. There have been no material changes from the risk factors previously disclosed in such filing, other than as disclosed below.

 

Our search for a business combination, and any target business with which we ultimately consummate a business combination, may be materially adversely affected by negative impacts on the global economy, capital markets or other geopolitical conditions resulting from the invasion of Ukraine by Russia and the Israel-Hamas war, terrorism, sanctions or other geopolitical events globally, the COVID-19 pandemic, including new variant strains of the underlying virus, and the status of debt and equity markets.

 

United States and global markets are experiencing volatility and disruption following the escalation of geopolitical tensions, including the invasion of Ukraine by Russia in February 2022 and the Israel-Hamas war. In response to the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (“NATO”) deployed additional military forces to eastern Europe, and the United States, the United Kingdom, the European Union and other countries have announced various sanctions and restrictive actions against Russia, Belarus and related individuals and entities, including the removal of certain financial institutions from the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) payment system. Certain countries, including the United States, have also provided and may continue to provide military aid or other assistance to Ukraine during the ongoing military conflict, increasing geopolitical tensions with Russia. The invasion of Ukraine by Russia, the Israel-Hamas war and the resulting measures that have been taken, and could be taken in the future, by NATO, the United States, the United Kingdom, the European Union and other countries have created global security concerns that could have a lasting impact on regional and global economies. Although the length and impact of these ongoing military conflicts are highly unpredictable, the conflicts could lead to market disruptions, including significant volatility in commodity prices, credit and capital markets, as well as supply chain interruptions. Additionally, these military actions and resulting sanctions could adversely affect the global economy and financial markets and lead to instability and lack of liquidity in capital markets.

 

Any of the abovementioned factors, or any other negative impact on the global economy, capital markets or other geopolitical conditions resulting from the invasion of Ukraine by Russia and the Israel-Hamas war, terrorism, sanctions or other geopolitical events globally and the COVID-19 pandemic, including new variant strains of the underlying virus, could adversely affect our search for a business combination and any target business with which we ultimately consummate a business combination. The extent and duration of the invasion of Ukraine by Russia and the Israel-Hamas war, resulting sanctions and any related market disruptions are impossible to predict, but could be substantial, 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. Any such disruptions may also have the effect of heightening many of the other risks described in this “Risk Factors” section, such as those related to the market for our securities, cross-border transactions or our ability to raise equity or debt financing in connection with any particular business combination. If these disruptions or other matters of global concern continue for an extensive period of time, our ability to consummate a business combination, or the operations of a target business with which we ultimately consummate a business combination, may be materially adversely affected.

 

Changes in laws or regulations, 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. Compliance with, and monitoring of, applicable laws and regulations may be difficult, time consuming and costly. Those laws and regulations and their interpretation and application may also change from time to time and those changes could have a material adverse effect on our business, investments and results of operations. In addition, 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.

 

On March 30, 2022, the SEC issued proposed rules relating to, among other items, enhancing disclosures in Business Combination transactions involving SPACs and private operating companies and increasing the potential liability of certain participants in proposed Business Combination transactions. These rules, if adopted, whether in the form proposed or in revised form, may materially increase the costs and time required to negotiate and complete an initial Business Combination and could potentially impair our ability to complete an initial Business Combination.

 

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On August 16, 2022, the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (the “IR Act”) was signed into federal law. The IR Act provides for, among other things, a new U.S. federal 1% excise tax on certain repurchases of stock by publicly traded U.S. domestic corporations and certain U.S. domestic subsidiaries of publicly traded foreign corporations occurring on or after January 1, 2023. The excise tax is imposed on the repurchasing corporation itself, not its shareholders from which shares are repurchased. The amount of the excise tax is generally 1% of the fair market value of the shares repurchased at the time of the repurchase. However, for purposes of calculating the excise tax, repurchasing corporations are permitted to net the fair market value of certain new stock issuances against the fair market value of stock repurchases during the same taxable year. In addition, certain exceptions apply to the excise tax. The U.S. Department of the Treasury (the “Treasury”) has been given authority to provide regulations and other guidance to carry out and prevent the abuse or avoidance of the excise tax. Any share redemption or other share repurchase that occurs after December 31, 2022, in connection with a Business Combination, extension vote or otherwise, may be subject to the excise tax. Whether and to what extent we would be subject to the excise tax in connection with a Business Combination, extension vote or otherwise will depend on a number of factors, including (i) the fair market value of the redemptions and repurchases in connection with the Business Combination, extension or otherwise, (ii) the structure of a Business Combination, (iii) the nature and amount of any “PIPE” or other equity issuances in connection with a Business Combination (or otherwise issued not in connection with a Business Combination but issued within the same taxable year of a Business Combination) and (iv) the content of regulations and other guidance from the Treasury. In addition, because the excise tax would be payable by us and not by the redeeming holder, the mechanics of any required payment of the excise tax have not been determined. The foregoing could cause a reduction in the cash available on hand to complete a Business Combination and in our ability to complete a Business Combination.

 

We have a material weakness in our internal control over financial reporting as of September 30, 2023. If we are unable to develop and maintain an effective system of internal control over financial reporting, we may not be able to accurately report our financial results in a timely manner, which may adversely affect investor confidence in us and materially and adversely affect our business and operating results.

 

A material weakness is a deficiency, or a combination of deficiencies, in internal control over financial reporting such that there is a reasonable possibility that a material misstatement of our annual or interim financial statements will not be prevented or detected and corrected on a timely basis. Management concluded that there was a material weakness in internal control over financial reporting as of September 30, 2023 relating to the accounting for accrued general and administrative expenses and the Company’s tax provision. Effective internal controls are necessary for us to provide reliable financial reports and prevent fraud. We continue to evaluate steps to remediate the material weakness. If we identify any new material weaknesses in the future, any such newly identified material weakness could limit our ability to prevent or detect a misstatement of our accounts or disclosures that could result in a material misstatement of our annual or interim financial statements. In such case, we may be unable to maintain compliance with securities law requirements regarding timely filing of periodic reports in addition to applicable stock exchange listing requirements, investors may lose confidence in our financial reporting and our stock price may decline as a result. We cannot assure you that the measures we have taken to date, or any measures we may take in the future, will be sufficient to avoid potential future material weaknesses.

 

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

 

In March 2021, our Sponsor paid $25,000 to cover for certain offering costs on behalf of us in exchange for issuance of 5,750,000 shares of our Class B common stock. In November 2021, we effected a stock dividend of 1,437,500 shares of our Class B common stock, resulting in there being an aggregate of 7,187,500 shares of our Class B common stock outstanding. We have agreed to sell to the Anchor Investors 1,078,125 Founder Shares, and the Anchor Investors agreed to purchase from our Sponsor on the date of the initial Business Combination an aggregate of 1,078,125 Founder Shares for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $3,750, or approximately $0.004 per share. Our Sponsor has also agreed that in the event of such purchase by the Anchor Investors, our Sponsor will forfeit to us for no consideration a number of Founder Shares equal to the number of Founder Shares purchased by the Anchor Investors.

 

In July 2021, our Sponsor transferred 30,000 shares of Class B common stock to each of the four independent director nominees, a total of 120,000 shares of Class B common stock. In November 2021, our Sponsor repurchased 30,000 shares of Class B common stock from a former independent director nominee.

 

On December 14, 2021 the company consummated its IPO of 28,750,000 units, which included the exercise of the underwriters’ option to purchase an additional 3,750,000 units at the IPO price to cover over-allotments. Each unit consists of one share of Class A common stock and one-half of one Public Warrant, each whole Public Warrant entitling the holder thereof to purchase one share of Class A common stock at an exercise price of $11.50 per share, subject to adjustment. The units were sold at an offering price of $10.00 per unit, generating gross proceeds of $287,500,000.

 

Simultaneously with the closing of our IPO and the issuance and sale of the units, we completed the Private Placement of an aggregate of 11,125,000 private placement warrants at a price of $1.00 per Private Placement Warrant, generating total proceeds of $11,125,000. The purchase price of the Private Placement Warrants was added to the net proceeds of our IPO and placed in the Trust Account such that the Trust Account held $290,375,000 at the time of closing of our IPO. Each whole Private Placement Warrant entitles the holder thereof to purchase one (1) share of Class A common stock at a price of $11.50 per share, subject to certain adjustments.

 

For a description of the use of the proceeds generated in our IPO, see Part I, Item 2 of this Quarterly Report.

 

Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities

 

None.

 

Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 5. Other Information

 

None.

 

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Item 6. Exhibits.

 

Exhibit
Number
  Description
10.1   Investment Agreement, dated as of September 29, 2023, by and among Montana Technologies LLC, Power & Digital Infrastructure Acquisition II Corp., Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited, CATL US INC. and Contemporary Amperex Technology USA Inc. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.15 of the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-4/A (Registration No. 333-273821), filed with the SEC on October 2, 2023).
31.1*   Certification of Chief Executive Officer (Principal Executive Officer) Pursuant to Rules 13a-14(a) and 15d-14(a) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as Adopted Pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
31.2*   Certification of Chief Financial Officer (Principal Financial and Accounting Officer) Pursuant to Rules 13a-14(a) and 15d-14(a) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as Adopted Pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
32.1*   Certification of Chief Executive Officer (Principal Executive Officer) Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as Adopted Pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
32.2*   Certification of Chief Financial Officer (Principal Financial and Accounting 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)

  

 

* These certifications are furnished to the SEC pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and are deemed not filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, nor shall they be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.

 

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SIGNATURES

 

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

 

Date: November 9, 2023 POWER & DIGITAL INFRASTRUCTURE ACQUISITION II CORP
   
  By: /s/ Patrick C. Eilers
    Patrick C. Eilers
    Chief Executive Officer and Director

 

 

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