Related Party Transactions
|3 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2023
|Related Party Transactions|
|Related Party Transactions||
Note 4 — Related Party Transactions
On October 30, 2020, the Sponsor paid $25,000 to cover certain expenses of the Company in consideration of 7,187,500 Class B ordinary shares, par value $0.0001, (the “Founder Shares”). The Sponsor agreed to forfeit up to 937,500 Founder Shares to the extent that the over-allotment option was not exercised in full by the underwriters, so that the Founder Shares would represent 20.0% of the Company’s issued and outstanding ordinary shares (excluding the Private Placement Shares) after the Initial Public Offering. The underwriters fully exercised the over-allotment option on February 2, 2021; thus, these 937,500 Founder Shares were no longer subject to forfeiture.
The initial shareholders agreed, subject to limited exceptions, not to transfer, assign or sell any of their Founder Shares until the earlier to occur of: (A) one year after the completion of the initial Business Combination and (B) subsequent to the initial Business Combination, (x) if the last reported sale price of Class A ordinary shares equals or exceeds $12.00 per share (as adjusted for share sub-divisions, share capitalizations, reorganizations, recapitalizations and the like) for any 20 trading days within any 30-trading day period commencing at least 150 days after the initial Business Combination, or (y) the date on which the Company completes a liquidation, merger, share exchange, reorganization or other similar transaction that results in all of the Public Shareholders having the right to exchange their ordinary shares for cash, securities or other property.
Private Placement Units
Simultaneously with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, the Company consummated the Private Placement of 800,000 Private Placement Units, at a price of $10.00 per Private Placement Unit with the Sponsor, generating gross proceeds of approximately $8.0 million.
The Private Placement Units (including the Private Placement Shares, the Private Placement Warrants (as defined below) and Class A ordinary shares issuable upon exercise of such warrants) will not be transferable or salable until 30 days after the completion of the initial Business Combination. Each whole Private Placement Warrant underlying the Private Placement Units (the “Private Placement Warrants”) is exercisable for one whole Class A ordinary share at a price of $11.50 per share. A portion of the proceeds from the Private Placement Units 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 Units and the underlying securities will expire worthless. The Private Placement Warrants will be non-redeemable (except as described in Note 7 below under “Redemption of warrants for Class A ordinary shares when the price per Class A ordinary share equals or exceeds $10.00”) and exercisable on a cashless basis so long as they are held by the Sponsor or its permitted transferees.
The Sponsor and the Company’s officers and directors agreed, subject to limited exceptions, not to transfer, assign or sell any of their Private Placement Units until 30 days after the completion of the initial Business Combination.
Related Party Loans
On October 23, 2020, the Sponsor agreed to loan the Company an aggregate of up to $300,000 to cover for expenses related to the Initial Public Offering pursuant to a promissory note (the “Note”). This loan was non-interest bearing and due upon the completion of the Initial Public Offering. The Company had borrowed approximately $79,000 under the Note and on February 5, 2021, the Company fully repaid the Note. Subsequent to the repayment, the facility was no longer available to the Company.
In addition, in order to fund working capital deficiencies or finance transaction costs in connection with a Business Combination, the Sponsor or an affiliate of the Sponsor, or certain of the Company’s officers and directors may, but are not obligated to, loan the Company funds as may be required (“Working Capital Loans”). If the Company completes a Business Combination, the Company may repay the Working Capital Loans out of the proceeds of the Trust Account released to the Company. Otherwise, the Working Capital Loans may 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 the proceeds held outside the Trust Account to repay the Working Capital Loans but no proceeds held in the Trust Account would be used to repay the Working Capital Loans. The Working Capital Loans would either be repaid upon consummation of a Business Combination, without interest, or, at the lenders’ 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 $10.00 per unit. The units would be identical to the Private Placement Units.
On November 9, 2022, the Company entered into a promissory note agreement (“Sponsor Note”) with the Sponsor, providing the Company the ability to borrow up to $1.5 million. On November 17, 2022, the Company drew down $100,000 under the Sponsor Note agreement. The Company drew down $250,000 and $75,000 under the Sponsor Note, on January 31, 2023 and February 27, 2023, respectively. As of March 31, 2023 and December 31, 2022, there was $450,340 and $100,800, respectively, outstanding under any Working Capital Loans.
The Company has elected the fair value option to account for its Working Capital Loan. As a result of applying the fair value option, the Company records the draw at fair value with a gain or loss recognized as of March 31, 2023 and December 31, 2022, and subsequent changes in fair value are recorded as change in the fair value of working capital loan – related party on the unaudited condensed statements of operations.
Administrative Support Agreement
The Company entered into an agreement pursuant to which, commencing on the effective date of the Company’s prospectus through the earlier of consummation of the initial Business Combination or the Company’s liquidation, the Company agreed to pay an affiliate of the Sponsor for administrative and other related services provided to the Company in the amount of $50,000 per month; provided, however that such amount may be higher or lower depending on actual costs incurred during the month. Administrative expenses were included within general and administrative expenses - related party in the unaudited condensed statements of operations. For the three months ended March 31, 2023 and 2022, the Company incurred $150,000 and $150,000, respectively, in administrative expenses. As of March 31, 2023, the Company had a $700,000 outstanding balance, which has been included in accrued expenses on the condensed
balance sheets. As of December 31, 2022, the Company had a $600,000 outstanding balance, which has been included in accrued expenses on the balance sheets.
In addition, the Sponsor, executive officers and directors, or any of their respective affiliates will be reimbursed for any out-of-pocket expenses incurred in connection with activities on the Company’s behalf such as identifying potential target businesses and performing due diligence on suitable Business Combinations. The audit committee will review on a quarterly basis all payments that were made by the Company to the Sponsor, executive officers or directors, or their affiliates. Any such payments prior to an initial Business Combination will be made using funds held outside the Trust Account. Other than these payments and reimbursements, no compensation of any kind, including finders’ and consulting fees, will be paid by the Company to the Sponsor, executive officers and directors, or any of their respective affiliates, prior to completion of the initial Business Combination. For the three months ended March 31, 2023 and 2022, there were approximately $1,651 and $0 incurred for such expenses, respectively. There was no outstanding balance in the accompanying condensed balance sheets as of March 31, 2023 and December 31, 2022.
On January 25, 2023, the Sponsor entered into Non-Redemption Agreements with various shareholders of the Company pursuant to which these shareholders have committed not to redeem their BLUA shares in connection with the Special Meeting held on January 31, 2023, but still retained their right to redeem in connection with the closing of the Business Combination. The commitment to not redeem was accepted by holders of 1,932,000 shares of Class A ordinary shares. In consideration of this agreement, the Sponsor agreed to transfer a portion of its Class B ordinary shares to the Non-Redeeming Shareholders at the closing of the Business Combination. Each Shareholder committed to maintain at least 9.9% of the identified stock and in return will obtain 50,000 of the identified shares as Class B ordinary shares. The Company estimated the aggregate fair value of the 483,000 founders shares attributable to the Non-Redeeming Shareholders to be $2,333,639 or $4.83 per share. Each Non-Redeeming Shareholder acquired from the Sponsor an indirect economic interest in the founder shares. The excess of the fair value of the founder shares was determined to be an offering cost in accordance with Staff Accounting Bulletin Topic 5A. Accordingly, in substance, it was recognized by the Company as a capital contribution by the Sponsor to induce these holders of the Class A shares not to redeem, with a corresponding charge to additional paid-in capital to recognize the fair value of the shares transferred as an offering cost.
The fair value of the founders shares was based on the following significant inputs:
The entire disclosure for related party transactions. Examples of related party transactions include transactions between (a) a parent company and its subsidiary; (b) subsidiaries of a common parent; (c) and entity and its principal owners; and (d) affiliates.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/disclosureRef