Organization and Business Operations
|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2020
|Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]|
|Organization and Business Operations||
Note 1 — Organization and Business Operations
New Beginnings Acquisition Corp. (the “Company”) is a newly organized blank check company incorporated as a Delaware corporation on August 20, 2020. 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 (“Business Combination”). The Company has not selected any specific business combination target and the Company has not, nor has anyone on its behalf, initiated any substantive discussions, directly or indirectly, with any business combination target with respect to 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, 2020, the Company had not yet commenced operations. All activity for the period from August 20, 2020 (inception) through September 30, 2020 relates to the Company’s formation and the initial public offering (“Initial Public Offering” or “IPO”), which is described below. The Company will not generate any operating revenues until after the completion of its initial Business Combination, at the earliest. The Company will generate non-operating income in the form of interest income from net proceeds derived from Initial Public Offering. The Company has selected December 31 as its fiscal year end.
The Company’s sponsor is New Beginnings Sponsor, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (the “Sponsor”).
Subsequent to September 30, 2020, the registration statement for the Company’s Initial Public Offering was declared effective by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on October 29, 2020 (the “Effective Date”). On November 3, 2020, the Company consummated the IPO of 10,000,000 units (the “Units” and, with respect to the shares of common stock included in the Units being offered, including the Over-Allotment Units, the “Public Shares”), at $10.00 per Unit, generating gross proceeds of $100,000,000, which is discussed in Note 3.
Simultaneously with the closing of the IPO, the Company consummated the sale of 500,000 private units (the “Private Units”) at a price of $10.00 per Private Unit in a private placement to the Sponsor, which is described in Note 4.
Transaction costs amounted to $5,906,654 consisting of $2,000,000 of underwriting discount, $3,500,000 of deferred underwriting discount, and $406,654 of other offering costs.
The Company granted the underwriters in the IPO a 45-day option to purchase up to 1,500,000 additional Units to cover over-allotments. On November 9, 2020, the underwriters partially exercised the over-allotment option to purchase 1,000,000 Units (the “Over-Allotment Units”), and on November 12, 2020, the underwriters fully exercised the over-allotment option to purchase the remaining 500,000 Over-Allotment Units, generating an aggregate of gross proceeds of $15,000,000, and incurred $300,000 in deferred underwriting fees.
On November 9, 2020, simultaneously with the closing of the first exercise in part of the over-allotment option, the Company completed the private sale of an aggregate of 30,000 Private Units to the Sponsor, at a purchase price of $10.00 per Private Units, generating gross proceeds of $300,000. On November 12, 2020, simultaneously with the closing of the second exercise in part of the over-allotment option, the Company completed the private sale of an aggregate of 15,000 Private Units to the Sponsor, at a purchase price of $10.00 per Private Units, generating gross proceeds of $150,000.
Following the closing of the IPO on November 3, 2020, an amount of $101,000,000 ($10.10 per Unit) from the net proceeds of the sale of the Units in the IPO and the sale of the Private Units was placed in a trust account (“Trust Account”). Following the closing of the sale of the 45,000 Private Units and 1,500,000 Over-Allotment Units, an additional $15,150,000 was placed in the Trust Account, bringing the aggregate proceeds held in the Trust Account to $116,150,000. The funds in the Trust Account can only be invested in United States (“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 of Rule 2a-7 promulgated under the Investment Company Act which invest only on direct U.S. government treasury obligations. Except with respect to interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account that may be released to the Company to pay its tax obligations and up to $100,000 of interest for its dissolution expenses, the IPO proceeds held in the Trust Account will not be released from the Trust Account until the earliest to occur of (a) the completion of a Business Combination, (b) the redemption of any Public Shares properly submitted in connection with a stockholder vote to amend the Company’s amended and restated certificate of incorporation, and (c) the redemption of the Company’s Public Shares if the Company is unable to complete the initial Business Combination within 12 months (or up to 18 months if the Company extends the period of time to consummate a Business Combination) from November 3, 2020 (the “Combination Period”), the closing of the IPO.
The Company’s Business Combination must be with one or more target businesses that together have a fair market value equal to at least 80% of the balance in the Trust Account (net of taxes payable) at the time of the signing an agreement to enter into a Business Combination. However, the Company will only complete a Business Combination if the post-Business Combination company owns or acquires 50% or more of the outstanding voting securities of the target or otherwise acquires a controlling interest in the target sufficient for it not to be required to register as an investment company under the Investment Company Act. There is no assurance that the Company will be able to successfully effect a Business Combination.
The Company will provide its public stockholders with the opportunity to redeem all or a portion of their shares of common stock upon the completion of the initial Business Combination either (i) in connection with a stockholder meeting called to approve the initial Business Combination or (ii) by means of a tender offer. The decision as to whether the Company will seek stockholder approval of a proposed initial Business Combination or conduct a tender offer will be made by the Company, solely in its discretion. The stockholders will be entitled to redeem their shares for a pro rata share of the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account (initially approximately $10.10 per share, plus any pro rata interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account and not previously released to the Company to pay its tax obligations).
The shares of common stock subject to redemption will be recorded at a redemption value and classified as temporary equity upon the completion of the Initial Public Offering, in accordance with Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 480 “Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity.” In such case, the Company will proceed with a Business Combination if the Company has net tangible assets of at least $5,000,001 upon such consummation of an initial Business Combination and, if the Company seeks stockholder approval, a majority of the issued and outstanding shares voted are voted in favor of the initial Business Combination.
The Company will have 12 months (or up to 18 months) from the closing of the Initial Public Offering to consummate an initial Business Combination. However, if the Company is unable to complete an initial Business Combination within the Combination Period, the Company will redeem 100% of 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 earned on the funds held in the Trust Account and not previously released to the Company to pay its taxes (less up to $100,000 of interest to pay dissolution expenses), divided by the number of then outstanding Public Shares, subject to applicable law and as further described in registration statement with respect to the IPO, and then seek to dissolve and liquidate.
The Sponsor, officers and directors have agreed to (i) waive their redemption rights with respect to their founder shares (as defined below), any placement shares and any Public Shares held by them in connection with the completion of the initial Business Combination, (ii) waive their redemption rights with respect to their founder shares, any placement shares and Public Shares in connection with a stockholder vote to approve an amendment to the Company’s amended and restated certificate of incorporation, and (iii) waive their rights to liquidating distributions from the Trust Account with respect to their founder shares and placement shares if the Company fails to complete the initial Business Combination within the Combination Period.
The Company’s Sponsor has agreed that it will be liable to the Company if and to the extent any claims by a third party for services rendered or products sold to the Company, or a prospective target business with which the Company has entered into a written letter of intent, confidentiality or similar agreement or business combination agreement, reduce the amount of funds in the Trust Account to below the lesser of (i) $10.10 per Public Share and (ii) the actual amount per public share held in the Trust Account as of the date of the liquidation of the Trust Account, if less than $10.10 per share due to reductions in the value of the trust assets, less taxes payable, provided that such liability will not apply to any claims by a third party or prospective target business who executed a waiver of any and all rights to the monies held in the Trust Account (whether or not such waiver is enforceable) nor will it apply to any claims under the Company’s indemnity of the underwriters of in the IPO against certain liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, (the “Securities Act”). However, the Company has not asked its Sponsor to reserve for such indemnification obligations, nor has the Company independently verified whether its Sponsor has sufficient funds to satisfy its indemnity obligations and believe that the Company’s Sponsor’s only assets are securities of the Company. Therefore, the Company believes it is unlikely that its Sponsor would be able to satisfy those obligations.
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The entire disclosure for organization, consolidation and basis of presentation of financial statements disclosure.
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