Commitments and Contingencies
|3 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2023
|Commitments and Contingencies|
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Note 5 — Commitments and Contingencies
The holders of Founder Shares, Private Placement Units, Private Placement Shares, Private Placement Warrants, Class A ordinary shares underlying the Private Placement Warrants and warrants that may be issued upon conversion of working capital loans (and any Class A ordinary shares issuable upon the exercise of the Private Placement Warrants and warrants that may be issued upon conversion of Founder Shares and upon conversion of the Working Capital Loans), were entitled to registration rights pursuant to a registration and shareholder rights agreement signed upon consummation of the Initial Public Offering. The holders of these securities were entitled to make up to three demands, excluding short form demands, that the Company registers such securities. In addition, the holders have certain “piggy-back” registration rights with respect to registration statements filed subsequent to the Company’s completion of its Business Combination. However, the registration and shareholder rights agreement provides that the Company will not permit any registration statement filed under the Securities Act to become effective until termination of the applicable lock-up period, which occurs (i) in the case of the Founder Shares, in accordance with the letter agreement the Company’s initial shareholders entered into and (ii) in the case of the Private Placement Warrants and the respective Class A ordinary shares underlying such warrants, 30 days after the completion of the Company’s Business Combination. The Company will bear the expenses incurred in connection with the filing of any such registration statements.
The Company granted the underwriters a 45-day option from the final prospectus relating to the Initial Public Offering to purchase up to 3,750,000 additional Units to cover over-allotments, if any, at the Initial Public Offering price less the underwriting discounts and commissions. The underwriters fully exercised the over-allotment option on February 2, 2021.
The underwriters were entitled to an underwriting discount of $0.20 per Unit, or approximately $5.8 million in the aggregate, paid upon the closing of the Initial Public Offering. In addition, $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 March 13, 2023, the Company entered into an agreement for advisory services in which the advisor assisted the Company as its financial advisor to meet current exchange listing requirements for NYSE American. In consideration of the Services, the Company shall pay IB CAP a fee of $100,000 and 350,000 founder shares of the Company. The $100,000 will be payable upon signing of the Engagement Letter and the shares will be delivered once evidence is provided that the Services have been completed. The Company agrees that the founder shares to be allocated to IB CAP are not subject to forfeiture and will not be subject to forfeiture in the future.
The allocation of the Founder Shares to the advisor 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 Company estimated the aggregate fair value of the 350,000 founders shares attributable to the advisor to be $1,701,444 or $4.86 per share. The Founder Shares were granted subject to a performance condition (i.e., the listing on NYSE American). Compensation expense related to the Founder Shares is recognized only when the performance condition is met under the applicable accounting literature in this circumstance. As of March 31, 2023, the performance condition had been met and therefore, $1,701,444 of stock-based compensation expenses has been recognized in the accompanying statement of operations as of March 31, 2023.
The fair value of the founders shares was based on the following significant inputs:
The entire disclosure for commitments and contingencies.
Reference 1: http://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/legacyRef