Commitments and Contingencies
|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2023
|Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]|
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NOTE 6. COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
Risks and Uncertainties
On August 16, 2022, the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (the “IR Act”) was signed into federal law. The IR Act provides for, among other things, a new U.S. federal 1% excise tax on certain repurchases of stock by publicly traded domestic (i.e., U.S.) corporations and certain domestic subsidiaries of publicly traded foreign (i.e.
non-U.S.)corporations occurring on or after January 1, 2023. The excise tax is imposed on the repurchasing corporation itself, not its stockholders from which shares are repurchased. The amount of the excise tax is generally 1% of the fair market value of the shares repurchased at the time of the repurchase. However, for purposes of calculating the excise tax, repurchasing corporations are permitted to net the fair market value of certain new stock issuances against the fair market value of stock repurchases during the same taxable year. In addition, certain exceptions apply to the excise tax. The U.S. Department of the Treasury (the “Treasury”) has been given authority to provide regulations and other guidance to carry out and prevent the abuse or avoidance of the excise tax.
Any repurchase by the Company of the Company’s stock that occurs after December 31, 2022, in connection with a Business Combination, extension vote or otherwise, generally is expected to be subject to the excise tax. Whether and to what extent the Company would be subject to the excise tax on a redemption of Class A common stock or other stock of the Company in connection with a Business Combination, extension vote or otherwise would depend on a number of factors, including (i) whether the redemption is treated as a repurchase of stock for purposes of the excise tax, (ii) the fair market value of the redemption treated as a repurchase of stock in connection with the Business Combination, extension or otherwise, (ii) the structure of a Business Combination, (iii) the nature and amount of any “PIPE” or other equity issuances in connection with a Business Combination (or otherwise issued not in connection with a Business Combination but issued within the same taxable year of a redemption treated as a repurchase of stock) and (iv) the content of regulations and other guidance from the Treasury.
The holders of the Founder Shares, Private Placement Warrants, and warrants that may be issued upon conversion of Working Capital Loans have registration rights to require the Company to register a sale of any of its securities held by them pursuant to a registration rights agreement signed prior to or on the Effective Date. These holders are entitled to make up to three demands, excluding short form registration demands, that the Company registers such securities for sale under the Securities Act. In addition, these holders are entitled to “piggy-back” registration rights.
The underwriters of the IPO had a
45-dayoption from December 11, 2020 to purchase up to an additional 3,915,000 Units to cover over-allotments, if any. On December 11, 2020, the underwriters partially exercised their over-allotment option and purchased an additional 3,900,000 Units. The unexercised portion of the over-allotment option was forfeited.
On December 11, 2020, the underwriters were paid a cash underwriting fee of $6,000,000, or 2% of the gross proceeds of the IPO. Additionally, the underwriters will be entitled to a deferred underwriting fee of $10,500,000, or 3.5% of the gross proceeds of the IPO held in the Trust Account upon the completion of the Company’s initial Business Combination subject to the terms of the underwriting agreement.
On April 7, 2023, the Company held an annual meeting of stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”), the Company’s stockholders approved several proposals to amend the Company’s Charter to (i) permit the Board to extend the date by which the Company must complete a Business Combination from April 11, 2023 monthly up to eight (8) times for an additional one month each time, up to December 11, 2023, (ii) provide for a the right of a holder of Class B common stock to convert its shares of Class B common stock into shares of Class A common stock on a
basis at any time and from time to time at the election of the holder and (iii) remove (a) the limitation that the Company will not consummate a business combination if it would cause the Company’s net tangible assets to be less than $5,000,001 following such redemptions and (b) the limitation that the Company will not redeem Public Shares that would cause the Company’s net tangible assets to be less than $5,000,001 following such redemptions. The Company’s stockholders also
re-electedHilton Sturisky as a Class I director for a three year term.
In connection with the Annual Meeting, stockholders holding an aggregate of 337,457 Public Shares exercised their right to redeem their shares for approximately $10.08 per share of the funds held in the Trust Account, leaving approximately $13,460,674 in cash in the Trust Account after satisfaction of such redemptions.
Conversion of Class B Common Stock
On April 7, 2023, pursuant to the terms of the Charter, as amended, the Sponsor, the holder of an aggregate of 7,500,000 shares of Class B common stock, elected to convert each outstanding share of Class B common stock held by it on a
basis into shares of Class A common stock, with immediate effect. Following such conversion, as of April 7, 2023, the Company had an aggregate of 8,834,645 shares of Class A common stock issued and outstanding and 0 shares of Class B common stock issued and outstanding.
Business Combination Agreement
On April 23, 2023, the Company, entered into a business combination agreement (the “Business Combination Agreement”) by and among the Company, Merger Sub I, Merger Sub II, Picard Medical, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Picard”) and Hunniwell Picard I, LLC, solely in its capacity as the representative, agent and
of the security holders of Picard. The Business Combination Agreement provides, among other things, that on the terms and subject to the conditions set forth therein, Merger Sub I will merge with and into Picard (the “First Merger”), with Picard surviving as a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company (the “Surviving Corporation”). Immediately following the First Merger and as part of the same overall transaction as the First Merger, the Surviving Corporation will merge with and Merger Sub II, with Merger Sub II surviving as the surviving entity (the “Surviving Entity”, and such merger, the “Second Merger” and, together with the First Merger, the “Mergers”). Upon the closing of the Mergers (the “Closing”), it is anticipated that the Company will change its name to “Picard Medical Holdings, Inc.” and is referred to herein as “New Picard” as of the time following such change of name. The date on which the Closing actually occurs is hereinafter referred to as the “Closing Date.”
Prior to the First Merger, each issued and outstanding share of Picard’s preferred stock, par value $0.0001 per share (“Picard Preferred Stock”), will automatically convert into one (1) share of common stock of Picard, par value $0.001 per share (“Picard Common Stock”). Each of Picard’s convertible notes that are outstanding prior to the First Merger, if any, will convert prior to the First Merger into shares of Picard Common Stock in accordance with the terms of such convertible notes. Each share of Picard Common Stock held by a Picard securityholder immediately prior to the First Effective Time (including shares issued upon conversion of Picard Preferred Stock and convertible notes, but not including dissenting shares) will be automatically cancelled and converted into the right to receive a pro rata portion of an aggregate of 48,000,000 shares of common stock of New Picard, par value $0.001 per share (“New Picard Common Stock”), and an aggregate of 6,500,000 warrants to purchase shares of New Picard Common Stock at an initial exercise price of $11.50 per share (“New Picard Warrants”), plus up to an additional 6,500,000 New Picard Warrants if certain earnout conditions are satisfied (the “Earnout Warrants”). Each of Picard’s options that are outstanding and unexercised prior to the First Merger will be assumed by New Picard and converted into a New Picard option with the same terms and conditions. Each of Picard’s warrants that are outstanding and unexercised prior to the First Merger, whether or not then vested or exercisable, will be assumed by New Picard and will be converted into a warrant to acquire shares of New Picard Common Stock and will be subject to the same terms and conditions that applied to the Picard warrant immediately prior to the First Merger.
The Earnout Warrants will be held in escrow following the Closing and will be released to the Picard securityholders if, at any time during the five (5) year period following the Closing, the dollar volume-weighted average price (“VWAP”) of New Picard Common Stock for any 20 trading days within any 30 trading day period is greater than $12.50.
At the Closing, New Picard will issue 100,000 shares of New Picard Common Stock and 30,000 New Picard Warrants to certain service providers of the Company.
Sponsor Support Agreement
In connection with the execution of the Business Combination Agreement, on April 23, 2023, the Sponsor entered into a support agreement with the Company and Picard (the “Sponsor Support Agreement”). Under the Sponsor Support Agreement, Sponsor agreed to vote, at any meeting of the stockholders of the Company, and in any action by written consent of the stockholders of the Company, all of the common stock of the Company held by the Sponsor in favor of the Mergers and related actions. The Sponsor Support Agreement prohibits the Sponsor from, among other things, selling, assigning or transferring or redeeming any shares of Class A common stock held by it. In addition, the Sponsor Support Agreement provides that the Sponsor will, in connection with the Closing (x) forfeit up to 4,500,000 shares of Class A common stock held by the Sponsor immediately prior to the Closing, with such number of forfeited shares to be reduced by 20,000 shares for each $1,000,000 by which the proceeds of the Closing Offering (as defined in the Business Combination Agreement) plus the funds remaining in the Trust Account (after giving effect to redemptions and any financial incentives or discounts given to incentivize
non-redemptionand the repayment of any outstanding debt to the Sponsor) together with the proceeds from any Picard Financing (as defined in the Business Combination Agreement), exceeds $38,000,000, (y) forfeit 6,500,000 Private Placement Warrants held by Sponsor immediately prior to the Closing, and (z) deposit with CST, acting as escrow agent, 1,250,000 shares of Class A common stock (the “Sponsor Earnout Shares”) and 1,000,000 Private Placement Warrants (the “Sponsor Earnout Warrants” and together with the Sponsor Earnout Shares, the “Sponsor Earnout Securities”). The Sponsor Earnout Securities will be released to the Sponsor upon achievement of the following milestones at any time during the five year period following the Closing: (i) 500,000 Sponsor Earnout Shares will be released if the VWAP of New Picard Common Stock is equal to or greater than $12.50 for any 20 trading days within any 30 trading day period, (ii) 250,000 Sponsor Earnout Shares and 1,000,000 Earnout Warrants will be released upon the closing of the acquisition by the Company or New Picard, as applicable, of at least 10,000,000 Company Warrants or New Picard Warrants, as applicable, from public investors, and (iii) 750,000 Sponsor Earnout Shares will be released upon the release of the Sponsor Earnout Shares and Sponsor Earnout Warrants pursuant to both (i) and (ii) of this paragraph. Any Sponsor Earnout Securities that have not been released from escrow on the date that is five years after the Closing will be forfeited.
Picard Support Agreements
In connection with the execution of the Business Combination Agreement, on April 23, 2023, certain Picard stockholders holding an aggregate of approximately 90% of the outstanding Picard equity, on an
as-convertedto Picard Common Stock basis, and 100% of the outstanding Picard Preferred Stock (together, the “Picard Supporting Stockholders”) entered into support agreements with the Company and Picard (the “Picard Support Agreements”). Under the Picard Support Agreements, each Picard Supporting Stockholder has executed and delivered a written consent with respect to the outstanding shares of Picard Common Stock and Picard Preferred Stock held by such Picard Supporting Stockholder (the “Subject Picard Shares”) approving the Business Combination Agreement and the transactions contemplated thereby. In addition to the foregoing, each Picard Supporting Stockholder agreed that at any meeting of the holders of Picard capital stock, each such Picard Supporting Stockholder will appear at the meeting, in person or by proxy, and cause its Subject Picard Shares to be voted (i) to approve and adopt the Business Combination Agreement and the transactions contemplated thereby, including the Mergers; (ii) against any (A) any merger, consolidation, share exchange, business combination or other similar transaction or (B) any sale, lease, exchange, transfer or other disposition of all or a material portion of the assets of Picard (a “Alternative Proposal”); and (iii) against any amendment of the certificate of incorporation, or bylaws of Picard or proposal or transaction that would impede or frustrate the provisions of the Picard Support Agreements, the Business Combination Agreement or the transactions contemplated thereby. In addition, the Picard Support Agreements prohibit the Picard Supporting Stockholders from, among other things, (i) transferring any of the Subject Picard Shares; (ii) entering into (a) any option, warrant, purchase right, or other contact that would require the Picard Support Stockholders to transfer the Subject Picard Shares, or (b) any voting trust, proxy or other contract with respect to the voting or transfer of the Subject Picard Shares; or (iii) or taking any action in furtherance of the forgoing.
The Picard Support Agreement provides that the Picard Supporting Stockholders will not directly or indirectly, (i) solicit, initiate or knowingly encourage or facilitate any inquiry, proposal, or offer which constitutes, or could reasonably be expected to lead to, an Alternative Proposal in their capacity as such, (ii) participate in any discussions or negotiations regarding, or furnish or receive any nonpublic information relating to the Picard or its subsidiaries, in connection with any Alternative Proposal, (iii) approve or recommend, or make any public statement approving or recommending an Alternative Proposal, (iv) enter into any letter of intent, merger agreement or similar agreement providing for an Alternative Proposal, (v) make, or in any manner participate in a “solicitation” (as such term is used in the rules of the SEC) of proxies or powers of attorney or similar rights to vote, or seek to advise or influence with respect to voting of the Picard capital stock intending to facilitate any Alternative Proposal or cause any holder of shares of Picard capital stock not to vote to adopt the Business Combination Agreement and approve the Mergers and the other transactions contemplated thereby, (vi) become a member of a “group” (as such term is defined in Section 13(d) of the Exchange Act) with respect to any voting securities of Picard that takes any action in support of an Alternative Proposal or (vii) otherwise resolve or agree to do any of the foregoing.
Picard’s Supporting Stockholders each also irrevocably waived, and agreed not to exercise or assert, any dissenters’ or appraisal rights under Delaware law in connection with the Mergers and the Business Combination Agreement.
The Business Combination Agreement contemplates the execution of various additional agreements and instruments, on or before the Closing, including, among others, the agreements described below.
Registration Rights Agreement
In connection with the Closing, the Company, Picard, and certain of their respective stockholders will enter into an amended and restated registration rights agreement (the “Registration Rights Agreement”). Pursuant to the Registration Rights Agreement, New Picard will be required to register for resale securities held by the stockholders party thereto. In addition, the holders will have certain demand and “piggyback” registration rights. New Picard will bear the expenses incurred in connection with the filing of any registration statements pursuant to the Registration Rights Agreement.
In connection with the Closing, the Company and certain record and/or beneficial owner of equity securities of Picard (“Holders”) will enter into
a lock-up agreement(the
the Lock-Up Agreement,the Holders will agree, subject to customary exceptions, not to transfer (a) any shares of New Picard Common Stock received by them as consideration in the Mergers (the
“Lock-Up Shares”)forthe period ending on the earliest of (x) the date that is one (1) year following the Closing Date, (y) the date on which the closing price of shares of New Picard Common Stock on Nasdaq equals or exceeds $12.00 per share (as adjusted for stock splits, stock dividends, reorganizations, recapitalizations and the like) for twenty (20) of any thirty (30) consecutive trading days commencing at least 150 days after the Closing, and (z) the date on which New Picard completes a liquidation, merger, capital stock exchange, reorganization or similar transaction that results in all of New Picard’s stockholders having the right to exchange their shares of New Picard Common Stock for cash, securities or other property and (b) any warrants of received as consideration in the Mergers (including the Earnout Warrants) for a period of 30 days after Closing.
The entire disclosure for commitments and contingencies.
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