Derivative Financial Instruments
|12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2020
|Derivative Financial Instruments
|Derivative Financial Instruments
8. Derivative Financial Instruments
In accordance with ASC 815-40, Derivatives and Hedging: Contracts in an Entities Own Equity, entities must consider whether to classify contracts that may be settled in its own stock, such as warrants, as equity of the entity or as an asset or liability. If an event that is not within the entity’s control could require net cash settlement, then the contract should be classified as an asset or a liability rather than as equity. We have determined because the terms of Public Warrants include a provision that entitles all warrantholders to cash for their warrants in the event of a qualifying cash tender offer, while only certain of the holders of the underlying shares of common stock would be entitled to cash, our warrants should be classified as a derivative liability measured at fair value, with changes in fair value each period reported in earnings. Volatility in our Common Stock and Public Warrants may result in significant changes in the value of the derivatives and resulting gains and losses on our statement of operations.
In conjunction with our Public Offering, which closed October 14, 2020, the Company sold 50,000,000 Units at a price of $10.00 per Unit (the “Public Units”). Each Unit consists of one share of the Company’s Class A common stock, $0.0001 par value and one-third of one redeemable warrant (each a “Public Warrant”) and simultaneously, the Sponsors purchased an aggregate of 8,000,000 Sponsor Warrants at a price of $1.50 per warrant ($12,000,000 in the aggregate) in the Private Placement. As of December 31, 2020, 16,666,667 Public Warrants and 8,000,000 Sponsor Warrants are outstanding. The Sponsor Warrants (including the Class A common stock issuable upon exercise of the Sponsor Warrants) are not transferable, assignable or salable until 30 days after the completion of the Business Combination and they are non-redeemable so long as they are held by the initial purchasers of the Sponsor Warrants or their permitted transferees. If the Sponsor Warrants are held by someone other than the initial purchasers of the Sponsor Warrants or their permitted transferees, the Sponsor Warrants will be redeemable by the Company and exercisable by such holders on the same basis as the Public Warrants. Otherwise, the Sponsor Warrants have terms and provisions that are identical to those of the Public Warrants except that the Sponsor Warrants may be exercised on a cashless basis. If the Company does not complete the Business Combination, then the proceeds will be part of the liquidating distribution to the public stockholders and the Sponsor Warrants issued to the Sponsors will expire worthless. Because the terms of the Sponsor Warrants and Public Warrants are so similar, we classified both types of warrants as a derivative liability measured at fair value.
Each Public Warrant entitles the holder to purchase one share of Class A common stock at a price of $11.50 per share. Each Public Warrant will become exercisable on the later of 30 days after the completion of the Business Combination or 12 months from the closing of the Public Offering. However, if the Company does not complete the Business Combination on or prior to October 14, 2022, the warrants will expire at the end of such period. If the Company is unable to deliver registered shares of Class A common stock to the holder upon exercise of Public Warrants issued in connection with the Units during the exercise period, there will be no net cash settlement of these Public Warrants and the Public Warrants will expire worthless, unless they may be exercised on a cashless basis in the circumstances described in the warrant agreement. Once the Public Warrants become exercisable, the Company may call the warrants for redemption: (i) in whole and not in part; (ii) at a price of $0.01 per warrant; (iii) upon not less than 30 days’ prior written notice of redemption (the “30-day redemption period”) to each warrant holder; and (iv) if, and only if, the reported closing price of the Class A common stock equals or exceeds $18.00 per share for any 20 trading days within a 30-trading day period ending three business days before the Company sends the notice of redemption to the warrant holders.
The Company determined, at the time of the Public Offering, the initial value of its Public Warrants and Sponsor Warrants were $18,830,000 and $9,200,000, respectively. As of December 31, 2020, the value of our Public Warrants and Sponsor Warrants were $37,000,000 and $18,720,000, respectively. As of December 31, 2020, we recorded a change in fair value of warrant derivative liability of $27,690,000 in other income and expense on our statement of operations.
For further information on our warrants, see Notes 5 and 6.