SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 14, 2019
DIAMOND EAGLE ACQUISITION CORP.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction
2121 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 2300
Los Angeles, CA 90067
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (310) 209-7280
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Title of each class||Trading Symbol(s)||Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Units, each consisting of one share of Class A common stock and one-third of one redeemable warrant||DEACU||The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC|
|Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share||DEAC||The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC|
|Redeemable warrants, each whole warrant exercisable for one share of Class A common stock, each at an exercise price of $11.50 per share||DEACW||The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC|
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
Emerging growth company x
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ¨
|Item 8.01.||Other Events.|
On May 14, 2019, Diamond Eagle Acquisition Corp. (the “Company”) consummated its initial public offering (“IPO”) of 40,000,000 units (the “Units”), including the issuance of 5,000,000 Units as a result of the underwriters’ partial exercise of their over-allotment option. Each Unit consists of one share of Class A common stock of the Company, par value $0.0001 per share (the “Class A Common Stock”), and one-third of one redeemable warrant of the Company (each, a “Warrant”), each whole Warrant entitling the holder thereof to purchase one share of Class A Common Stock for $11.50 per share, subject to adjustment. The Units were sold at a price of $10.00 per Unit, generating gross proceeds to the Company of $400,000,000.
On May 14, 2019, simultaneously with the consummation of the IPO, the Company completed the private sale (the “Private Placement”) of an aggregate of 6,333,334 warrants (the “Private Placement Warrants”) to Eagle Equity Partners, LLC and Harry E. Sloan at a purchase price of $1.50 per Private Placement Warrant, generating gross proceeds to the Company of approximately $9,500,000.
A total of $400,000,000, comprised of $392,000,000 of the proceeds from the IPO (which amount includes $14,000,000 of the underwriters’ deferred discount) and $8,000,000 of the proceeds of the sale of the Private Placement Warrants, was placed in a U.S.-based trust account at J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, N.A. maintained by Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, acting as trustee.
An audited balance sheet as of May 14, 2019 reflecting receipt of the proceeds upon consummation of the IPO and the Private Placement has been issued by the Company and is included as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|99.1||Audited Balance Sheet as of May 14, 2019.|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|DIAMOND EAGLE ACQUISITION CORP.|
|By:||/s/ Jeffrey Sagansky|
|Title:||Chief Executive Officer|
|Dated: May 20, 2019|
|Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm||F-2|
|Balance Sheet as of May 14, 2019||F-3|
|Notes to Balance Sheet||F-4|
To the Stockholders and the Board of Directors of
Diamond Eagle Acquisition Corp.
Opinion on the Financial Statement
We have audited the accompanying balance sheet of Diamond Eagle Acquisition Corp. (the "Company") as of May 14, 2019, and the related notes (collectively referred to as the "financial statement"). In our opinion, the financial statement presents fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of the Company as of May 14, 2019, in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.
Basis for Opinion
This financial statement is the responsibility of the Company's management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the Company's financial statement based on our audit. We are a public accounting firm registered with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States) ("PCAOB") and are required to be independent with respect to the Company in accordance with the U.S. federal securities laws and the applicable rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the PCAOB.
We conducted our audit in accordance with the standards of the PCAOB. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statement is free of material misstatement, whether due to error or fraud. Our audit included performing procedures to assess the risks of material misstatement of the financial statement, whether due to error or fraud, and performing procedures that respond to those risks. Such procedures included examining, on a test basis, evidence regarding the amounts and disclosures in the financial statement. The Company is not required to have, nor were we engaged to perform, an audit of its internal control over financial reporting. As part of our audit we are required to obtain an understanding of internal control over financial reporting but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the entity's internal control over financial reporting. Accordingly, we express no such opinion. Our audit also included evaluating the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial statement. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion.
/s/ WithumSmith+Brown, PC
We have served as the Company's auditor since 2019.
New York, New York
May 20, 2019
May 14, 2019
|Current asset: Cash and cash equivalents||$||1,500,000|
|Cash held in Trust Account||400,000,000|
|Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity|
|Accounts payable and accrued offering costs||$||313,697|
|Note Payable to Stockholder||135,875|
|Total current liabilities||449,572|
|Deferred underwriting compensation||14,000,000|
|Class A common stock subject to possible redemption; 38,205,042 shares at redemption value of approximately $10.00 per share||382,050,420|
|Preferred shares, $0.0001 par value; 1,000,000 shares authorized; none issued and outstanding||-|
|Class A common stock, $0.0001 par value; 380,000,000 shares authorized; 1,794,958 shares issued and outstanding, (excluding 38,205,042 shares subject to possible redemption)||179|
|Class B common stock, $0.0001 par value; 20,000,000 shares authorized; 10,000,000 shares issued and outstanding||1,000|
|Additional paid-in capital||4,999,504|
|Total stockholders' equity||5,000,008|
|Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity||$||401,500,000|
The accompanying notes are an integral part of the balance sheet.
DIAMOND EAGLE ACQUISITION CORP.
|1.||Organization and Business Operations|
Diamond Eagle Acquisition Corp. (the “Company”) was incorporated as a Delaware corporation on March 27, 2019. The functional currency of the Company is the United States dollar.
The Company’s sponsor is Eagle Equity Partners, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (the “Sponsor”). Jeff Sagansky, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and Chairman and Eli Baker, the Company’s President, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary, are members of the Sponsor.
Fiscal Year End
The Company has selected December 31 as its fiscal year end.
Diamond Eagle Acquisition Corp. is a blank check company whose business purpose is to effect a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses (“Business Combination”). The Company has neither engaged in any operations nor generated significant revenue to date.
The Company’s management has broad discretion with respect to the specific application of the net proceeds of its initial public offering of Units (as defined in Note 3 below) (the “Public Offering”), although substantially all of the net proceeds of the Public Offering are intended to be generally applied toward completing a Business Combination. Furthermore, there is no assurance that the Company will be able to successfully complete a Business Combination.
The registration statement for the Company’s Public Offering (as described in Note 3) was declared effective by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on May 10, 2019. On May 10, 2019, the Sponsor and Harry E. Sloan agreed to purchase simultaneously with the closing of the Public Offering 6,333,334 warrants in a private placement at a price of $1.50 per warrant, generating gross proceeds, before expenses, of approximately $9,500,000 (Note 4).
Upon the closing of the Public Offering and the private placement, $400,000,000 was placed in the Trust Account (discussed below).
The trust account (the “Trust Account”) can be invested in permitted United States “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 under Rule 2a-7 promulgated under the Investment Company Act that invest only in direct U.S. government treasury obligations.
The Company’s amended and restated certificate of incorporation provides that, other than the withdrawal of interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account that may be released to the Company to fund its working capital requirements (subject to an annual limit of $250,000) and/or to pay taxes, none of the funds held in the Trust Account will be released until the earlier of: (i) the completion of the Business Combination; (ii) the redemption of any of the shares of Class A common stock included in the Units sold in the Public Offering (the “Public Shares”) if the Company is unable to complete a Business Combination within 24 months from the closing of the Public Offering, subject to applicable law and (iii) the redemption of the Public Shares properly submitted in connection with a stockholder vote to amend the Company’s amended and restated certificate of incorporation to modify the substance or timing of the Company’s obligation to redeem 100% of the Public Shares if the Company does not complete the Business Combination within 24 months from the closing of the Public Offering or with respect to any other material provisions relating to stockholders’ rights or pre-Business Combination activity.
The Company, after signing a definitive agreement for a Business Combination, will either (i) seek stockholder approval of the Business Combination at a meeting called for such purpose in connection with which stockholders may seek to redeem their shares of Class A common stock, regardless of whether they vote for or against the Business Combination, for cash equal to their pro rata share of the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account calculated as of two business days prior to the consummation of the initial business combination, including interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account and not previously released to the Company to fund its working capital requirements (subject to an annual limit of $250,000) and/or to pay taxes, or (ii) provide stockholders with the opportunity to sell their shares of Class A common stock to the Company by means of a tender offer for an amount in cash equal to their pro rata share of the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account calculated as of two business days prior to commencement of the tender offer, including interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account and not previously released to the Company to fund its working capital requirements (subject to an annual limit of $250,000) and/or to pay taxes. The decision as to whether the Company will seek stockholder approval of the Business Combination or will allow stockholders to sell their shares of Class A common stock in a tender offer will be made by the Company, solely in its discretion, and will be based on a variety of factors such as the timing of the transaction and whether the terms of the transaction would otherwise require the Company to seek shareholder approval. If the Company seeks stockholder approval, it will complete its Business Combination only if a majority of the outstanding shares of common stock voted are voted in favor of the Business Combination. However, in no event will the Company redeem its Public Shares in an amount that would cause its net tangible assets to be less than $5,000,001. In such case, the Company would not proceed with the redemption of its Public Shares and the related Business Combination, and instead may search for an alternate Business Combination.
If the Company holds a stockholder vote in connection with a Business Combination, a public stockholder will have the right to redeem its shares of Class A common stock for an amount in cash equal to their pro rata share of the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account calculated as of two business days prior to the consummation of the initial business combination, including interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account but not previously released to the Company to fund its working capital requirements (subject to an annual limit of $250,000) and/or to pay taxes. As a result, such shares of Class A common stock have been recorded at redemption amount and classified as temporary equity, in accordance with FASB, ASC 480, “Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity.”
The Company has 24 months from the closing of the Public Offering to complete its initial Business Combination. If the Company does not complete a Business Combination within this period of time, it shall (i) cease all operations except for the purposes of winding up; (ii) as promptly as reasonably possible, but not more than ten business days thereafter, redeem 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 fund its working capital requirements (subject to an annual limit of $250,000) (less taxes payable and less up to $100,000 of interest to pay dissolution expenses), divided by the number of then outstanding Public Shares, which redemption will completely extinguish public stockholders’ rights as stockholders (including the right to receive further liquidating distributions, if any), and (iii) as promptly as possible following such redemption, dissolve and liquidate the balance of the Company’s net assets to its remaining stockholders, as part of its plan of dissolution and liquidation. The Sponsor, Harry E. Sloan and the Company’s executive officers and directors (the “initial stockholders”) have entered into a letter agreement with the Company, pursuant to which they have waived their rights to participate in any redemption with respect to their Founder Shares (as defined below); however, if the initial stockholders or any of the Company’s officers, directors or affiliates acquire shares of Class A common stock in or after the Public Offering, they will be entitled to a pro rata share of the Trust Account upon the Company’s redemption or liquidation in the event the Company does not complete a Business Combination within the required time period. In the event of such distribution, it is possible that the per share value of the residual assets remaining available for distribution (including Trust Account assets) will be less than the initial public offering price per Unit in the Public Offering.
|2.||Significant Accounting Policies|
Basis of Presentation
The accompanying balance sheet of the Company is presented in U.S. dollars in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”) and pursuant to the rules and regulations of the SEC.
Emerging Growth Company
Section 102(b)(1) of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012 (the “JOBS Act”) exempts emerging growth companies from being required to comply with new or revised financial accounting standards until private companies (that is, those that have not had a registration statement under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), declared effective or do not have a class of securities registered under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”)) are required to comply with the new or revised financial accounting standards. The JOBS Act provides that a company can elect to opt out of the extended transition period and comply with the requirements that apply to non-emerging growth companies but any such an election to opt out is irrevocable. The Company has elected not to opt out of such extended transition period which means that when a standard is issued or revised and it has different application dates for public or private companies, the Company, as an emerging growth company, can adopt the new or revised standard at the time private companies adopt the new or revised standard. This may make comparison of the Company’s financial statements with another public company which is neither an emerging growth company nor an emerging growth company which has opted out of using the extended transition period difficult or impossible because of the potential differences in accounting standards used.
Concentration of Credit Risk
Financial instruments that potentially subject the Company to concentration of credit risk consist of cash accounts in a financial institution which, at times, may exceed the Federal depository insurance coverage of $250,000. The Company has not experienced losses on these accounts and management believes the Company is not exposed to significant risks on such accounts.
Fair Value of Financial Instruments
The fair value of the Company’s assets and liabilities, which qualify as financial instruments under FASB ASC 820, “Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures,” approximates the carrying amounts represented in the balance sheet.
Use of Estimates
The preparation of the balance sheet in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the balance sheet. Actual results could differ from those estimates.
The Company complies with the requirements of FASB ASC 340-10-S99-1 and SEC Staff Accounting Bulletin (“SAB”) Topic 5A, “Expenses of Offering.” Offering costs of $22,473,897, consisting principally of underwriter discounts of $22,000,000 (including $14,000,000 of which payment is deferred) and $473,897 of professional, printing, filing, regulatory and other costs were charged to additional paid-in capital upon completion of the Public Offering.
Redeemable Common Stock
As discussed in Note 1, all of the 40,000,000 shares of Class A common stock sold as part of the Units in the Public Offering contain a redemption feature which allows for the redemption of shares of Class A common stock under the Company's amended and restated certificate of incorporation. In accordance with FASB ASC 480, redemption provisions not solely within the control of the Company require the security to be classified outside of permanent equity. Ordinary liquidation events, which involve the redemption and liquidation of all of the entity’s equity instruments, are excluded from the provisions of FASB ASC 480. Although the Company has not specified a maximum redemption threshold, its amended and restated certificate of incorporation provides that in no event will the Company redeem its Public Shares in an amount that would cause its net tangible assets to be less than $5,000,001.
The Company recognizes changes in redemption value immediately as they occur and will adjust the carrying value at the end of each reporting period. Increases or decreases in the carrying amount of redeemable shares of Class A common stock shall be affected by charges against additional paid in capital.
Accordingly, at May 14, 2019, 38,205,042 of the 40,000,000 shares of Class A common stock included in the Units were classified outside of permanent equity at approximately $10.00 per share.
The Company complies with the accounting and reporting requirements of FASB ASC 740, “Income Taxes,” which requires an asset and liability approach to financial accounting and reporting for income taxes. Deferred income tax assets and liabilities are computed for differences between the financial statement and tax bases of assets and liabilities that will result in future taxable or deductible amounts, based on enacted tax laws and rates applicable to the periods in which the differences are expected to affect taxable income. Valuation allowances are established, when necessary, to reduce deferred tax assets to the amounts expected to be realized.
There were no unrecognized tax benefits as of May 14, 2019. FASB ASC 740 prescribes a recognition threshold and a measurement attribute for the financial statement recognition and measurement of tax positions taken or expected to be taken in a tax return. For those benefits to be recognized, a tax position must be more-likely-than-not to be sustained upon examination by taxing authorities. The Company recognizes accrued interest and penalties related to unrecognized tax benefits as income tax expense. No amounts were accrued for the payment of interest and penalties at May 14, 2019. The Company is currently not aware of any issues under review that could result in significant payments, accruals or material deviation from its position. The Company is subject to income tax examinations by major taxing authorities since inception.
Recent Accounting Pronouncements
In August 2018, the SEC adopted the final rule under SEC Release No. 33-10532, Disclosure Update and Simplification, amending certain disclosure requirements that were redundant, duplicative, overlapping, outdated or superseded. In addition, the amendments expanded the disclosure requirements on the analysis of stockholders' equity for interim financial statements. Under the amendments, an analysis of changes in each caption of stockholders' equity presented in the balance sheet must be provided in a note or separate statement. The analysis should present a reconciliation of the beginning balance to the ending balance of each period for which a statement of comprehensive income is required to be filed. The Company anticipates its first presentation of changes in stockholder's equity, in accordance with the new guidance, will be included in its first quarterly report on Form 10-Q.
In July 2017, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2017-11, Earnings Per Share (Topic 260), Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity (Topic 480) and Derivatives and Hedging (Topic 815): Part I. Accounting for Certain Financial Instruments with Down Round Features; Part II. Replacement of the Indefinite Deferral for Mandatorily Redeemable Financial Instruments of Certain Nonpublic Entities and Certain Mandatorily Redeemable Noncontrolling Interests with a Scope Exception. Part I of this update addresses the complexity of accounting for certain financial instruments with down round features. Down round features are features of certain equity-linked instruments (or embedded features) that result in the strike price being reduced on the basis of the pricing of future equity offerings. Also, entities must adjust their basic Earnings Per Share (“EPS”) calculation for the effect of the down round provision when triggered (that is, when the exercise price of the related equity-linked financial instrument is adjusted downward because of the down round feature). That effect is treated as a dividend and as a reduction of income available to common shareholders in basic EPS. An entity will also recognize the effect of the trigger within equity. The guidance is effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those fiscal years, beginning after December 15, 2018. The Company plans to adopt this guidance during the quarter ended June 30, 2019. The adoption of this guidance is not expected to have a material impact on the Company’s financial position, results of operations, cash flows or disclosures until a trigger event occurs. Part II of this update addresses the difficulty of navigating Topic 480, Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity, because of the existence of extensive pending content in the FASB Accounting Standards Codification. This pending content is the result of the indefinite deferral of accounting requirements about mandatorily redeemable financial instruments of certain nonpublic entities and certain mandatorily redeemable noncontrolling interests. The amendments in Part II of this update are not expected to have an impact on the Company.
Management does not believe that any other recently issued, but not yet effective, accounting pronouncements, if currently adopted, would have a material effect on the Company’s financial statements.
Management has evaluated subsequent events to determine if events or transactions occurring after the date of the balance sheet were issued, require potential adjustment to or disclosure in the balance sheet and has concluded that all such events that would require adjustment or disclosure have been recognized or disclosed.
On May 14, 2019, the Company sold 40,000,000 units, including the issuance of 5,000,000 Units as a result of the underwriters’ partial exercise of their over-allotment option, at a price of $10.00 per unit (the “Units”) in the Public Offering. Each Unit consists of one share of Class A common stock of the Company, $0.0001 par value per share, and one-third of one warrant to purchase one share of Class A common stock (the “Public Warrants”).
Each whole Public Warrant entitles the holder to purchase one share of Class A common stock at a price of $11.50 per share. No fractional Public Warrants will be issued upon separation of the Units and only whole Public Warrants will trade. No fractional shares will be issued upon exercise of the Public Warrants. If, upon exercise of the Public Warrants, a holder would be entitled to receive a fractional interest in a share, the Company will, upon exercise, round down to the nearest whole number the number of shares of Class A common stock to be issued to the Public Warrant holder. Each Public Warrant will become exercisable on the later of 30 days after the completion of the Company’s Business Combination and 12 months from the closing of the Public Offering. However, if the Company does not complete a Business Combination on or prior to the 24-month period allotted to complete the Business Combination, the Public Warrants will expire at the end of such period. Under the terms of a warrant agreement between the Company and Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, as warrant agent, the Company has agreed to, following the completion of the Company’s Business Combination, use its best efforts to file a new registration statement under the Securities Act for the registration of the shares of Class A common stock issuable upon exercise of the Public Warrants. 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 40,000,000 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 redeem the outstanding Public Warrants for cash: (i) in whole and not in part; (ii) at a price of $0.01 per Public Warrant; (iii) upon a minimum of 30 days’ prior written notice of redemption; 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 Public Warrant holders. In addition, commencing ninety days after the Public Warrants become exercisable, the Company may redeem the outstanding Public Warrants for shares of Class A common stock: (i) in whole and not in part; (ii) at a price equal to a number of shares of Class A common stock to be determined by reference to the table set forth in the warrant agreement based on the redemption date and the “fair market value” of the Class A common stock; (iii) upon a minimum of 30 days’ prior written notice of redemption; (iv) if, and only if, the last reported sale price of the Class A common stock equals or exceeds $10.00 per share (as adjusted for stock splits, stock dividends, reorganizations, recapitalizations and the like) on the trading day prior to the date on which the Company sends the notice of redemption to the Public Warrant holders; (v) if, and only if, the Private Placement Warrants are also concurrently exchanged at the same price (equal to a number of shares of Class A common stock) as the outstanding Public Warrants, as described above; and (vi) if, and only if, there is an effective registration statement covering the shares of Class A common stock issuable upon exercise of the warrants and a current prospectus relating thereto available throughout the 30-day period after written notice of redemption is given. The “fair market value” of our Class A common stock means the average last reported sale price of the Class A common stock for the 10 trading days ending on the third trading day prior to the date on which the notice of redemption is sent to the holders of warrants.
The Company granted the underwriters a 45-day option to purchase up to 5,250,000 additional Units to cover any over-allotments at the initial public offering price less the underwriting discounts and commissions. The underwriters elected to exercise a portion of the over-allotment option for 5,000,000 additional Units for additional gross proceeds of $50 million concurrently with the closing of the Public Offering. The partial exercise resulted in a reduction of 62,500 Founder Shares (defined below) subject to forfeiture and were forfeited in the accompanying balance sheet as of May 14, 2019.
The Company paid an upfront underwriting discount of $8,000,000 ($0.20 per Unit sold) in the aggregate to the underwriters at the closing of the Public Offering, with an additional fee (the “Deferred Discount”) equal to $14,000,000 ($0.35 per Unit sold) to become payable to the underwriters from the amounts held in the Trust Account solely in the event the Company completes a Business Combination. The underwriters are not entitled to any interest accrued on the Deferred Discount.
|4.||Related Party Transactions|
On March 28, 2019, the Sponsor purchased an aggregate of 10,062,500 shares of Class B common stock (the “Founder Shares”) in exchange for a capital contribution of $25,000, or approximately $.0002 per share. On April 10, 2019, the Sponsor transferred 4,930,625 Founder Shares to Harry E. Sloan for a purchase price of $12,250 (the same per-share price initially paid by the Sponsor), resulting in the Sponsor holding 5,131,875 Founder Shares. In connection with the underwriters’ partial exercise of their over-allotment option, the Sponsor and Harry E. Sloan surrendered an aggregate of 62,500 Founder Shares (consisting of 31,875 by the Sponsor and 30,625 by Harry E. Sloan) to the Company for no consideration, resulting in the Sponsor holding 5,100,000 Founder Shares and Harry E. Sloan holding 4,900,000 Founder Shares, respectively.
The Founder Shares are identical to the Public Shares except that the Founder Shares are subject to certain transfer restrictions, as described in more detail below.
The initial stockholders have agreed not to transfer, assign or sell any of their Founder Shares until the earlier of (A) one year after the completion of the Company’s initial Business Combination, or earlier if, subsequent to the Company’s initial Business Combination, the closing price of the Company’s shares of Class A common stock equals or exceeds $12.00 per share (as adjusted for share splits, share capitalizations, 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, and (B) the date on which the Company completes a liquidation, merger, share 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 (the “Lock Up Period”).
Anti-Dilution – The Founder Shares will automatically convert into shares of Class A common stock concurrently with or immediately following the consummation of the Business Combination on a one-for-one basis, subject to adjustment for stock splits, stock dividends, reorganizations, recapitalizations and the like, and subject to further adjustment as provided herein. In the case that additional shares of Class A common stock or equity-linked securities are issued or deemed issued in connection with the Business Combination, the number of shares of Class A common stock issuable upon conversion of all Founder Shares will equal, in the aggregate, on an as-converted basis, 20% of the total number of shares of Class A common stock outstanding after such conversion (after giving effect to any redemptions of shares of Class A common stock by public stockholders), including the total number of shares of Class A common stock issued, or deemed issued or issuable upon conversion or exercise of any equity-linked securities or rights issued or deemed issued, by the Company in connection with or in relation to the consummation of the Business Combination, excluding any shares of Class A common stock or equity-linked securities or rights exercisable for or convertible into shares of Class A common stock issued, or to be issued, to any seller in the Business Combination and any Private Placement Warrants issued to the Sponsor or the Company’s officers or directors upon conversion of working capital loans, provided that such conversion of Founder Shares will never occur on a less than one-for-one basis.
Rights — The Founder Shares are identical to the Public Shares except that (i) the Founder Shares are subject to certain transfer restrictions, as described above, and (ii) the initial stockholders have agreed to waive their redemption rights in connection with the Business Combination with respect to the Founder Shares and any Public Shares they may purchase, and to waive their redemption rights with respect to the Founder Shares if the Company fails to complete a Business Combination within 24 months from the closing of the Public Offering.
Voting — If the Company seeks shareholder approval of a Business Combination, the initial stockholders have agreed to vote their Founder Shares and any Public Shares purchased during or after the Public Offering in favor of the Business Combination.
Liquidation —Although the initial stockholders and their permitted transferees have waived their redemption rights with respect to the Founder Shares if the Company fails to complete a Business Combination within the prescribed time frame, they will be entitled to redemption rights with respect to any Public Shares they may own.
Private Placement Warrants
The Sponsor and Harry E. Sloan purchased from the Company 6,333,334 warrants in the aggregate at a price of $1.50 per warrant (an aggregate purchase price of approximately $9.5 million) in a private placement that occurred simultaneously with the completion of the Public Offering (the “Private Placement Warrants”). Each Private Placement Warrant entitles the holder to purchase one share of Class A common stock at $11.50 per share. From the sale of the Private Placement Warrants, $8,000,000 has been added to the proceeds from the Public Offering to be held in the Trust Account pending completion of the Company's Business Combination. The Private Placement Warrants (including the shares of Class A common stock issuable upon exercise of the Private Placement Warrants) will not be 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 initial purchasers of the Private Placement Warrants or their permitted transferees. If the Private Placement Warrants are held by someone other than the initial purchasers of the Private Placement Warrants 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 Public Warrants. Otherwise, the Private Placement Warrants have terms and provisions that are identical to those of the Public Warrants and have no net cash settlement provisions.
If the Company does not complete a Business Combination, then the proceeds will be part of the liquidating distribution to the public stockholders and the Private Placement Warrants will expire worthless.
The initial stockholders will be entitled to registration rights pursuant to a registration rights agreement signed on May 10, 2019. The initial stockholders 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.
Related Party Loans
The Sponsor agreed to loan the Company up to an aggregate of $300,000 by the issuance of an unsecured promissory note (the “Note”) to cover expenses related to the Public Offering. When and if issued, these loans are payable without interest on the earlier of December 31, 2019 or the completion of the Public Offering. At May 14, 2019, there was $135,875 outstanding under the Note.
The Company will reimburse an affiliate of the Sponsor for office space, secretarial and administrative services provided to members of the Company’s management team in an amount not to exceed $15,000 per month. Upon completion of a Business Combination or the Company’s liquidation, the Company will cease paying these monthly fees.
Working Capital Loans
In order to finance transaction costs in connection with an intended initial Business Combination, the Sponsor or an affiliate of the Sponsor or certain of the Company’s officers and directors may, but are not obligated to, loan the Company funds as may be required. Up to $1,500,000 of such loans may be convertible into warrants of the post-Business Combination entity at a price of $1.50 per warrant at the option of the lender. Such warrants would be identical to the private placement warrants. Except for the foregoing, the terms of such loans, have not been determined and no written agreements exist with respect to such loans.
A total of $400,000,000, which includes $392,000,000 of the net proceeds from the Public Offering and $8,000,000 from the sale of the Private Placement Warrants, has been placed in the Trust Account.
Common Stock —The authorized common stock of the Company includes up to 400,000,000 shares, including 380,000,000 shares of Class A common stock and 20,000,000 shares of Class B common stock. Holders of the shares of Class A common stock and holders of the shares of Class B common stock vote together as a single class on all matters submitted to a vote of the Company’s stockholders, except as required by law. Each share of common stock has one vote. At May 14, 2019, there were 40,000,000 shares of Class A common stock outstanding, including 38,205,042 shares subject to possible redemption, and 10,000,000 shares of Class B common stock outstanding.
Preferred Shares —The Company is authorized to issue 1,000,000 preferred shares. At May 14, 2019, no preferred shares were outstanding.
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