NOTE 5 — RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS
In February 2020, the Sponsor purchased 4,312,500 shares of Class B common stock (the “Founder Shares”) for $25,000, or approximately $0.006 per share. In July 2020, the Sponsor transferred an aggregate of 867,500 founder shares, including to the following persons: (i) 32,500 founder shares to each of Marc Saiontz and Suzy Taherian, two of the Company’s independent director nominees, (ii) 35,000 founder shares to each of Neil Glat and Brian Mathis, two of the Company’s independent director nominees, (iii) 40,000 founder shares to Kathleen Harris, one of the Company’s independent director nominees, (iv) 50,000 founder shares to Thomas Sullivan, one of the Company’s independent director nominees, (v) 67,500 founder shares to Adam Deutsch, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, (vi) 100,000 founder shares to Charlie Baynes-Reid, the Company’s Chief Operating Officer, (vii) 135,000 founder shares to each of Kevin Charlton and Charles Goldman, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and director, respectively, and (viii) 200,000 founder shares to Nick Petruska, the Company’s special advisor. Also in July 2020 the Sponsor forfeited 920,000 shares of Class B common stock and certain funds and accounts managed by Magnetar Financial LLC, UBS O’Connor LLC, and Mint Tower Capital Management B.V (collectively, the “Anchor Investor”) purchased 920,000 shares of Class B common stock from the Company for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $5,333, or approximately $0.006 per share resulting in the Company’s initial stockholders holding an aggregate of 4,312,500 Founder Shares. The Founder Shares are identical to the Class A common stock included in the Units being sold in the Public Offering except that the Founder Shares automatically convert into shares of Class A common stock at the time of the initial Business Combination and are subject to certain transfer restrictions, as described in more detail below.
The Company’s initial stockholders and Anchor Investors have agreed not to transfer, assign or sell any of its Founder Shares until the earlier of (A) one year after the completion of the Company’s initial Business Combination, or (B), subsequent to the Company’s initial Business Combination, if (x) the last sale price of the Company’s 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 Company’s initial Business Combination or (y) the date on which the Company completes a liquidation, merger, stock exchange or other similar transaction after the initial Business Combination that results in all of the Company’s stockholders having the right to exchange their shares of Class A common stock for cash, securities or other property.
Private Placement Warrants
The Sponsor and the Anchor Investors purchased from the Company an aggregate of 5,700,000 warrants at a price of $1.00 per warrant, a purchase price of $5,700,000 in a private placement that occurred simultaneously with the completion of the Public Offering (the “Private Placement Warrants”), including the underwriters’ full exercise of their overallotment option. Each Private Placement Warrant entitles the holder to purchase one share of Class A common stock at $11.50 per share. The purchase price of the Private Placement Warrants was added to the proceeds from the Public Offering held in the Trust Account pending completion of the Company’s initial Business Combination. The Private Placement Warrants (including the Class A common stock issuable upon exercise of the Private Placement Warrants) are not transferable, assignable or salable until 30 days after the completion of the initial Business Combination and they will be non-redeemable so long as they are held by the Sponsor or the Anchor Investors or their permitted transferees. If the Private Placement Warrants are held by someone other than the Sponsor or the Anchor Investors or their permitted transferees, the Private Placement Warrants will be redeemable by the Company and exercisable by such holders on the same basis as the warrants included in the Units being sold in the Public Offering. Otherwise, the Private Placement Warrants have terms and provisions that are identical to those of the Warrants being sold as part of the Units in the Public Offering and have no net cash settlement provisions.
If the Company does not complete a Business Combination, then the proceeds from the sale of the Private Placement Warrants will be part of the liquidating distribution to the public stockholders and the Private Placement Warrants issued to the Sponsor will expire worthless.
The Company’s initial stockholders and the holders of the Private Placement Warrants will be entitled to registration rights pursuant to a registration rights agreement to be signed on or before the date of the prospectus for the Public Offering. These holders will be entitled to make up to three demands, excluding short form registration demands, that the Company register such securities for sale under the Securities Act. In addition, these holders will have “piggy-back” registration rights to include their securities in other registration statements filed by the Company. The Company will bear the expenses incurred in connection with the filing of any such registration statements. There will be no penalties associated with delays in registering the securities under the proposed registration rights agreement.
Related Party Loans
In February 2020, the Sponsor agreed to loan the Company an aggregate of $300,000 by drawdowns against the issuance of an unsecured promissory note (the “Note”) to cover expenses related to the Public Offering. The Note was non-interest bearing and payable promptly after the earlier of the date on which the Company consummates the Public Offering and the date on which the Company determines not to conduct the Public Offering. Through August 4, 2020, the Company drew down approximately $47,000 under the Note, including approximately $3,000 for costs paid directly by the Sponsor. On August 4, 2020, approximately $47,000 was outstanding under the Note which was fully repaid in August 2020.
Working Capital Loans
In order to finance transaction costs in connection with a Business Combination, the Sponsor, an affiliate of the Sponsor, or certain of the Company’s officers and directors or their affiliates 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 consummation of a Business Combination, without interest, or, at the lender’s discretion, up to $1,500,000 of such Working Capital
Loans may be convertible into warrants of the post Business Combination entity. 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 December 31, 2020, no Working Capital Loans were outstanding.
Administrative Support Agreement
The Company has agreed to pay $15,000 a month for office space, utilities and secretarial and administrative support to an affiliate of the Sponsor. Services commenced on the date the securities were first listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market and will terminate upon the earlier of the consummation by the Company of an initial Business Combination or the liquidation of the Company. During the period from January 24, 2020 (inception) through December 31, 2020, the Company has paid $75,000 for such administrative fees and no amount was payable at that date.