THE BUSINESS COMBINATION
|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2021
|Business Combination and Asset Acquisition [Abstract]|
|THE BUSINESS COMBINATION||
On August 13, 2021, the Company and Legacy Airspan completed the Business Combination, with Legacy Airspan surviving the Business Combination as a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, and the Company was renamed Airspan Networks Holdings Inc. Cash proceeds from the Business Combination totaled approximately $115.5 million, which included funds held in NBA’s trust account and the completion of the concurrent private placement of shares of Common Stock (the “PIPE” or “PIPE Financing”) and sale of the Company’s senior secured convertible notes (the “Convertible Notes Financing”).
In accordance with the terms and subject to the conditions of the Business Combination Agreement, at the effective time of the Business Combination, each share of Legacy Airspan capital stock issued and outstanding immediately prior to the Closing automatically converted into and became the right to receive a specified number of shares of the Company’s Common Stock and Post-Combination Warrants. The aggregate transaction consideration paid in the Business Combination was (i) 59,426,486 shares of the Company’s Common Stock, (ii) 3,000,000 Post-Combination $12.50 Warrants, (iii) 3,000,000 Post-Combination $15.00 Warrants, (iv) 3,000,000 Post-Combination $17.50 Warrants and (v) $17,500,000 in cash. The aggregate transaction consideration was allocated among the holders of shares of Legacy Airspan capital stock (including holders of shares of Airspan capital stock issued pursuant to the net exercise of warrants to purchase Legacy Airspan capital stock and holders of shares of Legacy Airspan restricted stock), holders of Legacy Airspan stock options and participants (the “MIP Participants”) in Legacy Airspan’s Management Incentive Plan (the “MIP”).
Prior to the Business Combination, the Company (then known as New Beginnings Acquisition Corp.) issued 11,500,000 Public Warrants and 545,000 Private Placement Warrants. Following the Business Combination, the Common Stock Warrants remain exercisable for Common Stock of the Company. All other features of the Common Stock Warrants remained unchanged. There were no cash obligations for the Company pertaining to these Common Stock Warrants.
Prior to the consummation of the Business Combination, holders of an aggregate of 9,997,049 shares of Common Stock sold in NBA’s initial public offering exercised their right to have such shares redeemed for a full pro rata portion of the trust account holding the proceeds from NBA’s initial public offering, calculated as of two business days prior to the consummation of the Business Combination, which was approximately $10.10 per share, or $101.0 million in the aggregate.
At Closing, the Company filed a second amended and restated certificate of incorporation (the “Restated Certificate of Incorporation”). Among other things, the Restated Certificate of Incorporation increased the number of shares of (a) Common Stock the Company is authorized to issue from 100,000,000 shares to 250,000,000 shares and (b) preferred stock the Company is authorized to issue from 1,000,000 shares to 10,000,000 shares.
In connection with the Closing of the Business Combination, certain former stockholders of Legacy Airspan (the “Legacy Airspan Holders”) and certain NBA stockholders (the “Sponsor Holders”) entered into a registration rights and lock-up agreement (the “Registration Rights and Lock-Up Agreement”). Subject to certain exceptions, the Registration Rights and Lock-Up Agreement provided that 44,951,960 shares of Common Stock, as well as 2,271,026 Post-Combination $12.50 Warrants, 2,271,026 Post-Combination $15.00 Warrants and 2,271,026 Post-Combination $17.50 Warrants (and the shares of Common Stock issuable upon exercise of such Post-Combination Warrants), in each case, held by the Legacy Airspan Holders were locked-up for a period of six months following the Closing, while the 2,750,000 shares of Common Stock held by the Sponsor Holders will be locked-up for a period of one year following the Closing, in each case subject to earlier release upon (i) the date on which the last reported sale price of the Common Stock equals or exceeds $12.50 per share for any 20 trading days within any 30-day trading period or (ii) the date on which we complete a liquidation, merger, capital stock exchange or other similar transaction after the Closing that results in all of our stockholders having the right to exchange their shares of our Common Stock for cash, securities or other property. The Registration Rights and Lock-Up Agreement also provided that the Private Placement Warrants and shares of Common Stock underlying the units sold by NBA in a private placement concurrent with its initial public offering (the “Private Placement Units”), along with any shares of Common Stock underlying the Private Placement Warrants, were locked-up for a period of 30 days following the Closing so long as such securities were held by the initial purchasers of the Private Placement Units or their permitted transferees.
The Company accounted for the Business Combination as a reverse recapitalization, which is the equivalent of Legacy Airspan issuing stock for the net assets of New Beginnings, accompanied by a recapitalization, with New Beginnings treated as the acquired company for accounting purposes. The determination of New Beginnings as the “acquired” company for accounting purposes was primarily based on the fact that subsequent to the Business Combination, Legacy Airspan comprised all of the ongoing operations of the combined entity, a majority of the governing body of the combined company and Legacy Airspan’s senior management comprised all of the senior management of the combined company. The net assets of New Beginnings were stated at historical cost with no goodwill or other intangible assets recorded. Reported results from operations included herein prior to the Business Combination are those of Legacy Airspan. The shares and corresponding capital amounts and loss per share related to Legacy Airspan’s outstanding convertible preferred stock and common stock prior to the Business Combination have been retroactively restated to reflect the conversion ratio established pursuant to the Business Combination Agreement.
In connection with the Business Combination, the Company incurred underwriting fees and other costs considered direct and incremental to the transaction totaling $27.0 million, consisting of legal, accounting, financial advisory and other professional fees. These amounts are reflected within additional paid-in capital in the consolidated balance sheet as of December 31, 2021.
Concurrent with the execution of the Business Combination, the Company entered into subscription agreements with certain investors (the “PIPE Investors”) pursuant to which the PIPE Investors subscribed for and purchased an aggregate of 7,500,000 shares of Common Stock for an aggregate purchase price of $75.0 million.
Convertible Notes Financing
Concurrent with the execution of the Business Combination, the Company issued $50,000,000 aggregate principal amount of senior secured convertible notes (the “Convertible Notes”). The Convertible Notes bear interest at a rate equal to 7.0% per annum, payable quarterly in arrears on March 31, June 30, September 30 and December 31 of each year, beginning on September 30, 2021. The Convertible Notes mature on December 30, 2024, unless earlier accelerated, converted, redeemed or repurchased. The Convertible Notes are pari passu in right of payment and lien priority and are secured by a security interest in (a) all of the real, personal and mixed property in which liens are granted or purported to be granted pursuant to any of the collateral documents as security for the obligations, (b) all products, proceeds, rents and profits of such property, (c) all of each loan party’s book and records and (d) all of the foregoing whether now owned or existing, in each case excluding certain excluded assets.
At Closing, each Convertible Note, together with all accrued but unpaid interest, was convertible, in whole or in part, at the option of the holder, at any time prior to the payment in full of the principal amount (together with all accrued but unpaid interest thereon), into shares of Common Stock at a conversion price equal to $12.50 per share (see Note 12).
Summary of Net Proceeds
The following table summarizes the elements of the net proceeds from the Business Combination as of December 31, 2021:
Summary of Shares Issued
The following table summarizes the number of shares of Common Stock outstanding immediately following the consummation of the Business Combination:
The 5,815,796 Common Stock options exchanged for options to purchase Legacy Airspan Common Stock and Legacy Airspan Class B Common Stock, the restricted stock units (“RSUs”) with respect to 1,750,000 shares of Common Stock issued to the MIP Participants, and 4,257,718 shares of Common Stock reserved for issuance with future grants under the Company’s 2021 Stock Incentive Plan (the “2021 Plan”) are not issued shares and are not included in the table above.
The entire disclosure for a business combination (or series of individually immaterial business combinations) completed during the period, including background, timing, and recognized assets and liabilities. The disclosure may include leverage buyout transactions (as applicable).
Reference 1: http://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/legacyRef