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 Filed Pursuant to Rule 424(b)(4)
 Registration No. 333-254131
PRELIMINARY PROSPECTUS
$300,000,000
Catalyst Partners Acquisition Corp.
30,000,000 units
Catalyst Partners Acquisition Corp. is a blank check company incorporated as a Cayman Islands exempted company for the purpose of effecting a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses or entities, which we refer to as our initial business combination. We have not selected any business combination target and we have not, nor has anyone on our behalf, initiated any substantive discussions, directly or indirectly, with any business combination target. We will not be limited to a particular industry or geographic region in our identification and acquisition of a target company.
This is an initial public offering of our securities. Each unit has an offering price of $10.00 and consists of one Class A ordinary share and one-fifth of one redeemable warrant. Each whole warrant entitles the holder thereof to purchase one Class A ordinary share at a price of $11.50 per share, subject to adjustment, terms and limitations as described herein. The underwriter has a 45-day option from the date of this prospectus to purchase up to 4,500,000 additional units to cover over-allotments, if any.
We will provide our public shareholders with the opportunity to redeem all or a portion of their Class A ordinary shares upon the completion of our initial business combination, subject to the limitations as described herein. If we have not consummated an initial business combination within 24 months from the closing of this offering, we will redeem 100% of the public shares for cash, subject to applicable law and certain conditions as described herein.
Our sponsor, CAT Sponsor LLC, has agreed to purchase 18,666,667 warrants (or 20,166,667 warrants if the underwriter’s over-allotment option is exercised in full), each exercisable to purchase one Class A ordinary share at $20.00 per share, subject to adjustment, at a price of  $0.60 per warrant, in a private placement to occur concurrently with the closing of this offering.
Our initial shareholders, which include our sponsor and Catalyst Partners Foundation, a charitable foundation, currently own 10,350,000 Class B ordinary shares, (up to 1,215,000 and 135,000 of which are subject to forfeiture by our sponsor and Catalyst Partners Foundation, respectively, depending on the extent to which the underwriter’s over-allotment option is exercised) or approximately 23.1% of the Class A ordinary shares and Class B ordinary shares outstanding following the closing of this offering.
Our Class B ordinary shares will convert into Class A ordinary shares after our initial business combination only to the extent certain triggering events occur prior to the 10th anniversary of our initial business combination, three of which will be based on our Class A ordinary shares trading at $12.50, $15.00 and $17.50 per share following the closing of our initial business combination and one of which will be a specified strategic transaction following our initial business combination if the effective price per Class A ordinary share is at least equal to $12.00 in such transaction, in each case, as described in this prospectus. Prior to our initial business combination, only holders of our Class B ordinary shares will be entitled to vote on the appointment of directors. All Class B ordinary shares that remain issued and outstanding on the 10th anniversary of our initial business combination will be automatically forfeited for no consideration. See “Description of Securities.”
Currently, there is no public market for our securities. We have been approved to have our units listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market or, the Nasdaq, under the symbol “CPARU” We expect that the Class A ordinary shares and warrants comprising the units will begin separate trading on the Nasdaq under the symbols “CPAR” and “CPARW,” respectively, on the 52nd day following the date of this prospectus unless the underwriters permit earlier separate trading and we have satisfied certain conditions.
We are an “emerging growth company” under applicable federal securities laws and will be subject to reduced public company reporting requirements.
Investing in our securities involves a high degree of risk. See “Risk Factors” beginning on page 45 for a discussion of information that should be considered in connection with an investment in our securities. Investors will not be entitled to protections normally afforded to investors in Rule 419 blank check offerings.
Neither the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) nor any state securities commission has approved or disapproved of these securities or determined if this prospectus is truthful or complete. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offense.
Per Unit
Total
Public offering price
$ 10.00 $ 300,000,000
Underwriting discounts and commissions(1)
$ 0.55 $ 16,500,000
Proceeds, before expenses, to us
$ 9.45 $ 283,500,000
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Includes $0.35 per unit, or $10,500,000 in the aggregate (or $12,075,000 in the aggregate if the underwriter’s over-allotment option is exercised in full), payable to the underwriters for deferred underwriting commissions to be placed in a trust account located in the United States as described herein and released to the underwriters only upon the consummation of an initial business combination. See also “Underwriting” for a description of compensation and other items of value payable to the underwriters.
All of the proceeds we receive from this offering and the sale of the private placement warrants described in this prospectus, $300,000,000, or $345,000,000 if the underwriter’s over-allotment option is exercised in full ($10.00 per unit in either case), will be deposited into a U.S. based trust account with Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company acting as trustee.
The underwriters are offering the units for sale on a firm commitment basis. The underwriters expect to deliver the units to the purchasers on or about May 20, 2021.
Sole Book-Running Manager
Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC
The date of this prospectus is May 17, 2021
 

 
We are responsible for the information contained in this prospectus. We have not authorized anyone to provide you with different information, and neither we nor the underwriters take any responsibility for any other information others may give to you. We are not, and the underwriters are not, making an offer to sell securities in any jurisdiction where the offer or sale is not permitted. You should not assume that the information contained in this prospectus is accurate as of any date other than the date on the front of this prospectus.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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DILUTION 89
CAPITALIZATION 91
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MANAGEMENT 135
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TAXATION 176
UNDERWRITING 187
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EXPERTS 194
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SUMMARY
This summary only highlights the more detailed information appearing elsewhere in this prospectus. You should read this entire prospectus carefully, including the information under “Risk Factors” and our financial statements and the related notes included elsewhere in this prospectus, before investing.
Unless otherwise stated in this prospectus or the context otherwise requires, references to:

“amended and restated memorandum and article of association” are to the amended and restated memorandum and articles of association that the company will adopt prior to the consummation of this offering;

“Companies Act” are to the Companies Act (As Revised) of the Cayman Islands as the same may be amended from time to time;

“directors” are to our current directors named in this prospectus;

“equity-linked securities” are to any debt or equity securities that are convertible, exercisable or exchangeable for our Class A ordinary shares issued in a financing transaction in connection with our initial business combination, including but not limited to a private placement of equity or debt

“founder shares” are to our Class B ordinary shares initially issued to our sponsor in a private placement prior to this offering and the Class A ordinary shares that will be issued upon the automatic conversion of the Class B ordinary shares only to the extent certain triggering events occur prior to the 10th anniversary of our initial business combination, three of which will be based on our Class A ordinary shares trading at $12.50, $15.00 and $17.50 per share, and one of which will be based on a specified strategic transaction following our initial business combination if the effective price per Class A ordinary share is at least equal to $12.00 in such transaction, in each case, as described in this prospectus (for the avoidance of doubt, such Class A ordinary shares will not be “public shares”);

“foundation” are to Catalyst Partners Foundation, a Delaware corporation;

“General Catalyst” are to General Catalyst Group Management, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company;

“initial shareholders” are to our sponsor, the foundation and any other holders of our founder shares immediately prior to this offering;

“management” or our “management team” are to our executive officers and directors;

“ordinary shares” are to our Class A ordinary shares and our Class B ordinary shares;

“private placement warrants” are to the warrants to be issued to our sponsor in a private placement simultaneously with the closing of this offering and upon conversion of working capital loans, if any;

“public shares” are to our Class A ordinary shares sold as part of the units in this offering (whether they are purchased in this offering or thereafter in the open market);

“public shareholders” are to the holders of our public shares, including our sponsor and management team to the extent our sponsor and/or members of our management team purchase public shares, provided that our sponsor’s and each member of our management team’s status as a “public shareholder” will only exist with respect to such public shares;

“sponsor” are to CAT Sponsor LLC, a Delaware limited liability company; and

“we,” “us,” “our,” “Catalyst Partners,” “company” or “our company” are to Catalyst Partners Acquisition Corp., a Cayman Islands exempted company.
Any forfeiture of shares described in this prospectus will take effect as a surrender of shares for no consideration of such shares as a matter of Cayman Islands law. Any conversion of the Class B ordinary shares described in this prospectus will take effect as a compulsory redemption of Class B ordinary shares and an issuance of Class A ordinary shares as a matter of Cayman Islands law. Any share dividends described in this prospectus will take effect as share capitalizations as a matter of Cayman Islands law.
 
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Unless we tell you otherwise, the information in this prospectus assumes that the underwriter will not exercise its over-allotment option.
General
We are a newly organized blank check company incorporated in February 2021, as a Cayman Islands exempted company for the purpose of effecting a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses or entities, which we refer to throughout this prospectus as our initial business combination or business combination. To date, our efforts have been limited to organizational activities as well as activities related to this offering. We have generated no operating revenues to date and we do not expect that we will generate operating revenues until we consummate our initial business combination.
Our objective is to partner with a disruptive software business with demonstrated strong momentum, platform characteristics and multiple avenues of growth in a large addressable market with favorable secular trends, by leveraging the industry expertise, relationships and network of our management team, directors and sponsor, their experience building companies as founders, advisors, leaders and board members, and the capital raised in this offering. Beyond the core business objective to help acquire and take an enterprise software company public, our team and board of directors are united around a common goal: to invest in the next generation of Black entrepreneurship and leadership. Pursuant to this goal, Catalyst Partners Acquisition Corp. will contribute a portion of its sponsor economics to support the creation of a Catalyst Partners Foundation, a non-for-profit entity to champion initiatives supporting the economic empowerment and inclusion of underrepresented groups. Following the business combination, we seek to serve as a long-term partner to the Chief Executive Officer and management team of the newly combined company to grow the business as a public company and build a category leader. We have not selected any specific business combination target and we have not, nor has anyone on our behalf, engaged in any substantive discussions, directly or indirectly, with any business combination target with respect to an initial business combination with us.
Our sponsor is an affiliate of General Catalyst, a technology-focused investment firm with offices in San Francisco, Palo Alto, New York, and Boston, with approximately $7.5 billion raised in total subscriptions over 10 fund vintages. General Catalyst’s investment strategy is to partner closely with founders to build high growth companies that withstand the test of time. The firm’s mission is to invest in powerful, positive change that endures — for entrepreneurs, investors, people, and society. Founded in Boston in 1999, General Catalyst has a proven track record of successfully investing in leading technology companies in both the private and public markets, and is known for its deep expertise in enterprise software and other high growth technology markets.
General Catalyst has successfully executed over 465 private transactions with companies in various stages of their life cycles, from early to mid-stage and late-stage investments, including over 45 companies with an enterprise value over $1 billion. The firm has helped support the growth of businesses such as Airbnb, BigCommerce, Cazoo, Datto, Deliveroo, Demandware, Gusto, HubSpot, Livongo Health, Ping Identity, Oscar, Samsara, Snap, Stripe, and Warby Parker. All of these investments have significantly increased in value since General Catalyst’s initial investment.
General Catalyst has a track record of identifying and investing in high conviction public market success stories early and supporting them through their growth journeys. The firm actively helps portfolio companies consider strategic options including going public through traditional IPOs, direct listings and M&A. Prior investments include current and previously public software companies like Airbnb (IPO 2020), BigCommerce (IPO 2020), Datto (Acquired by Vista 2017, followed by IPO 2020), Demandware (IPO 2012 and acquired 2016), HubSpot (IPO 2014), Kayak (IPO then acquired later in 2012), Lemonade (IPO 2020), Livongo Health (IPO 2019 and acquired 2020), Ping Identity (Acquired by Vista 2016, followed by IPO 2019), Snap (IPO 2017), Vroom (IPO 2020) and Oscar Health (IPO 2021).
General Catalyst implements a full-stack venture capital model that connects and compounds the value of investing at inception through a company’s rapid inflection phases, and enables the firm to have widespread reach and on-ground presence in the industry and into companies of all scale, size, and our thematic areas
 
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of focus. We believe the firm derives unique and differentiated insights thanks to its sector specialization and involvement with mainstream companies across the technology and growth life cycle in key software sectors.

Early Venture Strategy:   General Catalyst’s early stage strategy focuses on identifying and supporting the best founders at the earliest stage possible. The firm backs first-time and experienced founders, as well as nascent teams, at the ideation phase of enterprise and consumer solutions with Seed stage investments from $500 thousand to $2 million. Through the early-stage practice, General Catalyst supports companies at the Series A and Series B stages that are focused on new themes and industries ripe for change through innovation and digital transformation. Investing early into businesses helps General Catalyst build long-term relationships with founders and management teams. These relationships and General Catalyst’s industry network will serve as key pillars of our sourcing strategy.

Growth Venture Strategy:   General Catalyst’s growth venture strategy focuses primarily on partnering with founders whose businesses are at an inflection point and show strong potential for meaningful scale, mainly targeting fast growing businesses poised to become market leaders.

Creation Strategy — Hatch and XIR Programs:   Through General Catalyst’s Hatch and Executive-in-Residence (XIR) programs, the firm also collaborates with world-class executives to create a new business or identify an existing growth-stage business to transform with them. Through these partnerships and active company building, General Catalyst can accelerate the trajectory and improve the eventual outcome of a business.

Endurance Strategy:   Through the endurance strategy, General Catalyst partners with once-in-a-generation companies. These companies have transformed industries and continue to demonstrate the ability to move beyond a first act to second or third iterations of their growth potential. General Catalyst helps these founders take measured risks to continue their growth trajectory, maintain the agility of a startup while operating with the discipline of a public company, all while preparing for the future.
General Catalyst and our team have two decades of investing experience in the enterprise software sector, particularly in our target areas of focus, from cybersecurity to data and analytics, infrastructure software and application software, with a track record of doubling down on our high conviction investments and creating significant shareholder value over time. The firm’s expertise in these key sectors of focus that typically require deep domain knowledge and expertise for successful investments is evidenced by its representative portfolio of private software companies that include, but are not limited to:

Cybersecurity:   Aura, Black Duck Software, Illumio, Ping Identity

Data and Analytics:   Datalogix, Hive, RStudio, ThoughtSpot

Infrastructure:   Datto, Fivetran, GitLab, SignalFx

Applications:   airSlate, Applied Intuition, BigCommerce, Canva, Clarabridge, Contentful, Demandware, Drift, Grammarly, Guild Education, Gusto, HubSpot, Mark43, Olive, OM1, PathAI, Samsara, TrueMotion

Financial Technology:   Fundbox, Melio, Rapyd, Stripe
General Catalyst also has significant experience and expertise in the public equity markets for blank check companies as evidenced by the highly successful debut of its previous affiliated SPACs, Health Assurance Acquisition Corp (“HAAC”) and Revolution Healthcare Acquisition Corp. (“RHAC”). To reflect the economic transformation of the healthcare industry, HAAC and RHAC were incorporated with a new structure, SAILSM, or Stakeholder Aligned Initial Listing, to remove friction, align stakeholder interests, and reward sustained, long-term performance. HAAC completed its successful initial public offering in November 2020, in which it sold 52.5 million SAILSM securities, each consisting of one share of Class A common stock and one warrant to purchase one-fourth of one share of HAAC Class A common stock, for an offering price of $10.00 per SAILSM security, generating gross proceeds of $525 million. RHAC completed its successful initial public offering in March 2021, in which it sold 55.0 million SAILSM securities, each consisting of one share of Class A common stock and one warrant to purchase one-fifth of one share
 
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of RHAC Class A common stock, for an offering price of $10.00 per SAILSM security, generating gross proceeds of $550 million. Neither HAAC nor RHAC has announced or completed its initial business combination.
Catalyst Partners is another extension of General Catalyst’s pursuit of collaborating with the best founders and teams with disruptive businesses in attractive markets, and it represents a further evolution of General Catalyst’s deep roots and expertise in identifying category trends and enterprise software winners early in their development, to partner with, and support the journey of, high conviction companies. We believe this offering is the next step in allowing us a creative and flexible way to partner with an exceptional business and team. Since General Catalyst’s inception, 20 of its private portfolio companies have consummated traditional IPOs. While we continue to believe that traditional IPOs are appropriate for many companies, and direct listings for others, we also believe that going public via a special purpose acquisition company, or SPAC, will be the best choice for a wide range of high-growth companies. Our deep network, track record, focus on disruptive businesses, and experience across the life cycle of software businesses makes us uniquely positioned to identify and execute a successful business combination. Our management team, directors and General Catalyst have extensive operational, commercial and transactional experience with software companies in our target sectors, and we intend to use these skills and credentials to identify market leaders for an initial business combination.
Our Opportunity and Focus
The Enterprise Software Market
Over the past two decades, the evolution of technology has disrupted and reinvented many industries, giving rise to many new category-defining businesses and creating outsized value for technology investors in the public markets. Software companies in particular continue to influence and reinvent how businesses operate, driving innovation and productivity across the enterprise. Organizations worldwide are undergoing a significant digital transformation, and increasingly look to adopt technology solutions that lead to differentiated offerings, faster time to market, and an improved ability to meet the needs of customers and employees. Gartner estimates enterprise Information Technology spending on software will expand from $3.3 trillion in 2020 to $3.9 trillion by 2023(1). The COVID-19 pandemic has at once accelerated the pace and demonstrated the value of the digital transformation of the workplace. The almost-overnight need for workers to operate from home and for offline commerce to shift to digital has spurred rapid adoption of collaboration tools like video conferencing software, revealed the value of cloud-based infrastructure, security, and applications, and accelerated the overall digital transformation of the enterprise. IDC predicts that by the end of 2021, 80% of enterprises will put a mechanism in place to shift to cloud-centric infrastructure and applications twice as fast as before the pandemic. Trends long in motion are being catalyzed and are likely to retain their momentum after lockdowns ease, while new trends will emerge and shape the next generation of business processes, particularly in many functional areas and industries historically resistant to innovation. We believe that the rate of change in enterprise software is increasing, highlighting vulnerabilities in legacy products and business models, and expanding the universe of investable opportunities poised to unseat incumbents.
Our Opportunity
Our objective is to identify, acquire, and help govern a category-defining platform in a secular-growth area that will compound over the long-term. We look for disruptive technology with demonstrated momentum, platform effects and multiple avenues of growth in a large addressable market with favorable secular trends. We believe enterprise software is a large and growing category of focus for investors. The proliferation of public cloud platforms and the availability of venture capital has allowed new entrants to
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Gartner, Forecast: Enterprise IT Spending by Vertical Industry Market, Worldwide, 2018-2024, 4Q20 Update, 22 December 2020. The Gartner content described herein (the “Gartner Content”) represent(s) research opinion or viewpoints published, as part of a syndicated subscription service, by Gartner, Inc. ("Gartner"), and are not representations of fact. Gartner Content speaks as of its original publication date (and not as of the date of this SPAC), and the opinions expressed in the Gartner Content are subject to change without notice.
 
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grow extremely rapidly, gaining scale and attractive unit economics earlier in their company life cycles, resulting in an acceleration in the number of public market candidates of scale. According to CB Insights, more than 450 software technology companies worldwide who have raised venture capital at more than a $1 billion valuation are still private.
We believe that a number of private enterprise software companies are poised for significant future growth, yet lack the capital, management expertise and operational efficiency to do so. These companies look for the many noteworthy benefits to being publicly traded during their growth stage, including increased brand awareness, access to capital markets, and investment and acquisition currency. A business combination with Catalyst Partners would provide targets with several benefits, including increased certainty of proceeds and de-risked valuation, a valuation based on longer-term business outlook, a faster route to public markets with reduced management distraction, and a valuable and collaborative partnership with a top-tier sponsor that brings deep expertise in business expansion, go-to-market, product strategy and marketing, governance, recruitment, strategic acquisitions, and investor relations. We believe there is a significant backlog of software companies that are both looking to go public and that are interested in leveraging the benefits of a SPAC to make that transition. We believe we are well-positioned among SPAC sponsors to address these needs given our two decades of experience investing in software companies and creating significant shareholder value.
Our Focus
Based on General Catalyst’s broad and deep experience investing in enterprise software companies, we will focus our search on targets that either address or benefit from a number of trends, including but not limited to those described below. We believe these sectors are among those that are poised for accelerated technological advancements and breakthrough innovation, and hold the potential to disrupt large industries serving major global markets.
Cybersecurity Software
Cyber attacks and data breaches continue to increase in frequency, severity, and impact to organizations across sectors. The rise of cloud computing, increased workforce mobility and the growth in connected devices across industries has made devices, applications and data highly distributed and diverse further challenging organizations to monitor and protect their networks and workloads running on various endpoints. The accompanying movement of workloads to the cloud and the edge has caused an increase in complexity for Information Technology teams to manage hybrid and multi-cloud environments, and an expansion in the attack surface for adversaries. Fueled in part by the pandemic, current geopolitical environment, and a sudden shift to remote working environments, security remains a top priority for CIOs and CISOs, but the number of vendors and point solutions in the space can be overwhelming. The ongoing secular shift in cybersecurity is driving rapid growth in budgets and spending, and reorienting cybersecurity preparedness as a strategic imperative for businesses of all types. The cyber threat landscape continues to evolve, providing opportunities for software vendors to provide innovative solutions to emerging areas of vulnerability across network, application, and cloud security, as well as identity and access management, among other areas.
Data and Analytics Software
Data is at the heart of business innovation and organizations everywhere are seeking ways to transform their businesses by capturing, analyzing, and mobilizing data. The proliferation of data provides valuable insights for organizations, including key business and performance metrics, customer attributes and behavior, and product strengths and capabilities. Advancements in machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies hold the potential to allow businesses to leverage big data to better understand and respond to subtle changes in behavior, preferences or customer satisfaction levels, and drive significant enhancements in their business models and operations. While organizations everywhere look to data for a competitive edge, a fraction of organizational data is analyzed today and new tools are required to unlock value from fragmented and unstructured data. Organizational systems today are designed to collect everything irrespective of usefulness. Further, mission-critical data continues to be split across data warehouses and data lakes, and locked in both on-premises and cloud data silos. As every role and function within an organization becomes a mainstream data consumer, new challenges for data integrity and governance arise
 
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with the increasing demands for sharing data across functions, business units, clouds, borders and systems. Organizations increasingly look to deploy modern data infrastructure and analytical tools to address these challenges, bridge data silos to achieve full organizational connectivity, and leverage organizational data assets to create new monetization models for their businesses.
Next-Gen Infrastructure Software
Companies across all industries are heavily investing in underlying infrastructure to digitally transform their businesses and enhance the experience of their customers and productivity of their employees. A significant majority of time spent in all US occupations is spent on collecting data, processing data, and predictable physical activities, and a majority of this effort is spent on activities that can be automated by adapting currently demonstrated technology. Connecting customers and employees efficiently to the outcomes they want, while also delivering consistent and relevant experiences, requires managing the automation of processes from the infrastructure layer up. This is driving an ongoing seismic shift from static on-premises Information Technology architectures to distributed, dynamic hybrid and multi-cloud architectures. By 2024, total worldwide spending on cloud services, the hardware and software components underpinning cloud services, and the professional and managed services opportunities around cloud services will surpass $1.0 trillion while sustaining a double-digit CAGR of 15.7% according to IDC. As new delivery models like the cloud introduce more complexity, the need for Information Technology teams to instrument, monitor, and automate the management of infrastructure will increase and these new requirements come with a new set of tools and development models. As companies seek to compete more effectively by releasing quality software at a more frequent cadence, organizations look to unify software development and Information Technology operations teams to streamline infrastructure management. With this shift comes the need for new tools for DevOps teams that can manage and secure applications, automate manual processes, and enable flexible application architectures, driving shorter release cycles and efficient management of complexity at scale.
Application Software
Across industries, organizations are accelerating digital transformation processes for long-term growth and profitability. Software applications that layer on intelligence and data to help improve business outcomes and productivity are gaining strong adoption in response. The demand for cloud-based enterprise applications and Software-as-a-Service continues to grow as companies seek improved scalability, configurability, lower total cost of ownership, and to shift spending from capital expenditures to operating expenditures, among other benefits. According to IDC, the share of public cloud application deployments will increase from 40% in 2019 to 57% by 2024.
The growing adoption of enterprise applications affects every aspect of business and opens new opportunities for disruptive software businesses and their investors alike. As digital transformation projects continue to accelerate the pace of Software-as-a-Service and cloud-based deployments, including software to support new customer, employee, and commerce experiences, we see these categories as key areas of focus for our company.

Front Office Software:   Customer expectations, preferences, and needs have changed dramatically in response to pandemic-induced social distancing requirements. More than ever before, customers want to engage and buy online, forcing businesses everywhere to transform their operations from physical to digital. Front office applications, including Customer Experience and Relationship Management platforms, Marketing Automation platform, and other customer facing technologies have now become synonymous with digital transformation for many organizations as companies seek to form a holistic 360-degree-view of their customers and provide a unified customer experience across channels. According to IDC, 80% of CIOs will implement intelligent capabilities to sense, learn, and predict changing customer behaviors by 2025, enabling exclusive customer experiences for engagement and loyalty.

Future of Work:   As formerly desk-bound employees remain in large part working from home (or in distributed locations) and are expected to remain so for the foreseeable future, innovation in collaboration and remote work solutions has the opportunity to define, design and support the future of work for desk workers. Similarly, enterprises look to software platforms to better support,
 
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engage, and equip their desk less workforce around the globe with the tools they need to succeed. By 2022, 65% of CIOs will digitally empower and enable frontline workers with data, artificial intelligence, and security to extend their productivity, adaptability, and decision making in the face of rapid changes, according to IDC. Enterprises also look to software solutions to improve access to healthcare, education, coaching and upskilling opportunities, insurance, and other benefits that enrich the experience for all employees and help them to lead a more fulfilled life.

Back Office Software:   Back office functions such as supply chain and finance have not benefited from the same degree of digitization initiatives that have transformed customer-facing and revenue-generating business areas like sales and marketing in the past. These categories remain ripe for innovative solutions to replace manual and paper-based workflows and business processes with automated and digital processes.

Vertical Software:   Businesses in markets like real estate, manufacturing, financial services, education, and construction, among others have unique needs typically not addressed by horizontal software platforms. While vertical software vendors typically have a smaller addressable market than horizontal applications, these markets often exhibit winner-take-most dynamics, allowing best-of-breed solutions to gain market share rapidly.
Financial Technology
One of the biggest opportunities brought forth by rapid technological innovation is in the realm of financial services. The digitization of records and workflows has moved processes from the physical world of atoms to the zero-marginal cost world of bits. This shift has driven a massive increase in the ability to leverage both economies of scale and network effects in an ever growing market where technical debt and legacy assets have hampered incumbents’ ability to innovate. The most successful fintech platforms have helped abstract away layers of complexity while providing the core enabler of the financial system — trust. The list of innovative private companies is rich with opportunity and many of the players are now showing signs of a reinforcing flywheel where growth and adoption begets further expansion. Opportunities abound across many categories including Payments & Transactions, Record Keeping and Information Sharing, Credit Provisioning, Risk Transfer, Payroll and Benefits, Procurement & Invoicing, Treasury Management, Regulatory and Compliance Processes.
The Outlook
The world’s businesses are running on enterprise software platforms. Companies’ processes are wired into these systems and the investments in people, processes and technology are vital to their daily operations. Accelerating global digitalization of businesses and the shifting perceptions of a digital, technology-enabled “future of work” environment will continue to accelerate and reinforce the critical nature and resiliency of such assets. Innovations such as cloud and mobile computing, data and analytics, and cybersecurity, catalyzed by corresponding shifts in enterprise software business models, will continue to unlock accelerated cycles of organizational change and value creation in the future, radically impacting industries and business processes across the world.
Software continues to undergo disruption comparable to other tectonic shifts in Information Technology, such as the shift from mainframe computing to client and server computing two decades ago. As automation and digitization transform the economy, well-resourced incumbents in the industry are losing out to upstarts. Emerging disruptors such as ServiceNow and Salesforce have seen a manifold higher growth in their cumulative public market capitalization in the past five years compared to incumbents like SAP, Oracle and IBM. While the old guard was disrupted seemingly overnight, we believe innovations in technology and business models will continue to drive explosive future growth for enterprise software, creating new opportunities for emerging disruptors. We believe these secular trends and market opportunities offer attractive areas of focus for our business, aligned with the advantages we bring to a potential target.
Why Catalyst Partners?
Full Resources of General Catalyst
As an affiliate of our sponsor, General Catalyst will provide us with differentiated expertise as a result of its long-term partnerships with both public and private companies throughout their life cycles. Additionally,
 
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General Catalyst’s franchise strength brings capital, credibility, connectivity, and institutional know-how to execute the transaction quickly. General Catalyst’s typical hands-on value creation alchemy revolves around a partnership approach that is focused on growth and transformation of portfolio businesses. General Catalyst’s ability to “hatch,” transform companies, and provide operational advice to management sets it apart from other SPAC sponsors. Leveraging our affiliation with General Catalyst, we plan to deliver the full strength of our team’s experience, expertise, and network to help accelerate the growth of our business combination partner and help build a credible and sustainable business in the public markets.
Our Investing Experience
We are supported by General Catalyst’s deep bench of investment professionals who each have meaningful software sector investing experience in both private and public companies, at various stages of a company’s life cycle, and who specialize in identifying disruptive companies with unique business models, significant competitive advantages, and world-class founders. Members of General Catalyst’s investing team have a long history of supporting founders, CEOs and management teams. General Catalyst’s thirteen investing Managing Directors and over 30 investment professionals have been proactive advisors and boardroom partners to companies that grow through disruptive innovation and business models, which we believe will create meaningful value for investors over the long term. They actively evaluate and collaborate with founders and management teams, successfully helping them build and execute on their strategies, invest for long-term growth, and drive value for stakeholders. General Catalyst has successfully executed private transactions with over 465 companies in various stages of their life cycles, from early to mid-stage and late-stage investments, including over 45 companies with an enterprise value over $1 billion. General Catalyst has been involved with 20 companies that have gone public, and currently holds over 175 board roles. The average investor at General Catalyst has over a decade of software sector experience and the General Catalyst team includes multiple members of the Forbes Midas List of the world’s top venture capital investors.
We believe that General Catalyst’s relationships, transaction experience and investment pedigree is unparalleled in the industry and will enable us to identify a significant number of attractive potential business combination targets. We will also benefit from our access to their unique ecosystem of more than 55 active growth- and later-stage portfolio companies, significantly differentiating us from other SPAC sponsors.
General Catalyst’s investing team brings to our franchise their extensive experience in:

sourcing, structuring, and executing on a wide range of investment opportunities;

providing constructive strategic and operational guidance to management teams and boards of directors, to drive long-term stockholder value creation;

leveraging insights from their substantial investment, financial, operational oversight and governance experience to help optimize the financial condition, operating performance and strategy of a company;

accelerating business development and corporate development options, and assisting the company in negotiating significant business development and M&A deals; and

leveraging their extensive network of relationships to augment or complement the senior management team or board of directors of a company.
Our Operating Experience
We are committed to bringing our operational experience to bear as an important additive for growth, in order to accelerate the foundational success of our target’s management team. We are supported by General Catalyst’s team that includes accomplished technology entrepreneurs, seasoned technology executives, innovators and operators who have built and scaled category-leading public software companies. General Catalyst’s team also has a strong track record of identifying emerging industries that are being invented and markets that are being reinvented, and are leading experts in mainstream enterprise software technologies, including cloud, Software as a Service, data and analytics software, infrastructure software, application software and financial technology, with decades of software and technology product development, management, engineering and marketing experience. Through their experiences building and operating
 
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companies, and having gone through this journey multiple times, they know the unique challenges that a company faces after achieving scale, especially after going public. In a time when financial support is becoming more commoditized, we feel strongly that proven operational success, demonstrable experience and a track record of growth will be important differentiators that will afford us a competitive advantage in sourcing and partnering with growth companies.
General Catalyst’s team of industry experts also brings a broad base of strategic, commercial, and operational expertise in key functional areas for companies, ranging from product management, business planning, operations and growth strategies, and include software sector experts like:

Former CEO and Chairman of American Express, who led the company for 16 years, has deep connectivity within the Fortune 100 executive leadership, and has a deep understanding of how the modern fintech tech landscape is evolving

Former CEO and President of Akamai Technologies who joined as the COO and employee #15 in 1998 when the company launched out of MIT and helped scale the business for over two decades in various executive and board roles

Former CTO of Dropbox who helped launch Dropbox Spaces, and who previously also served as the CTO and CBO at SAP and as a Corporate Vice President at Microsoft where he helped rebuild the product portfolio to be entirely cloud based

Former CTO and SVP of R&D at VMWare and InfoWorld’s CTO of the Year, who built a world-class engineering team with 3,000 people, delivered numerous industry-changing products, achieved over $4 billion in annual revenue and played a pivotal role in more than 20 strategic acquisitions at VMware
General Catalyst’s operating team brings to our franchise their extensive experience in:

verifying market opportunity and helping focus on unique product market fit;

enhancing and validating existing strategic plans to differentiate companies versus competitors;

evaluating and improving methods to acquire and increase customer lifetime value;

improving operating efficiency through cost evaluation and capital allocation decisions and improving budgeting process, accuracy and accountability;

helping companies install proper systems, processes and people to scale, and ensuring stability in leadership and corporate governance to scale beyond going public; and

establishing and ensuring high quality communication with analysts and investors to articulate long-term value creation.
Prior Special Purpose Acquisition Vehicle Experience
Our investment team and board of directors have a deep understanding of the equity capital markets for blank check companies. In September 2020, an affiliate of our sponsor, General Catalyst, founded HAAC with the mission to partner with leading healthcare businesses leveraging technology and to help them become iconic category winners that accelerate the digital transformation of healthcare into a new system of health assurance.
Health Assurance Acquisition Corp. was structured to reflect the economic transformation of the healthcare industry. To achieve its mission, HAAC was incorporated with a new structure, SAILSM, or Stakeholder Aligned Initial Listing, to remove friction, align stakeholder interests, and reward sustained, long-term performance. Under the SAILSM structure, initial stockholders will be able to capture 20% to 30% of the year-over-year share-price performance (20% for first 30% performance, 30% thereafter) on all capital raised in connection with the transaction, which will include gross proceeds from the IPO and any subsequent capital raised in connection with the merger.
HAAC completed its successful initial public offering in November 2020, in which it sold 52.5 million SAILSM securities, each consisting of one share of Class A common stock and one warrant to purchase one-fourth of one share of HAAC Class A common stock, for an offering price of $10.00 per unit, generating gross proceeds of $525 million. HAAC has not yet announced or completed its initial business combination.
 
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In addition, in January 2021, General Catalyst and ARCH Venture Management, LLC created RHAC to execute its part in a broad mission of enabling the digital transformation of care, bringing disruptive innovation to the healthcare system through technology by eventually partnering with a leading businesses at the intersection of health care, life sciences and technology to redesign health care around the patient. RHAC is similarly using the SAILSM structure and completed its successful initial public offering in March 2021, in which it sold 55.0 million SAILSM securities, each consisting of one share of Class A common stock and one warrant to purchase one-fifth of one share of RHAC Class A common stock, for an offering price of $10.00 per unit, generating gross proceeds of $550 million. RHAC has not yet announced or completed its initial business combination.
As a repeat SPAC sponsor with a strong investment track record in the software sector, we believe potential sellers of target businesses will favorably view our management team’s credentialed experience and familiarity with the SPAC markets in considering whether or not to enter into a business combination with us. However, past performance by members of our management team is not a guarantee either (i) of success with respect to any business combination we may consummate or (ii) that we will be able to identify a suitable candidate for our initial business combination. You should not rely on the historical record of our management’s performance as indicative of our future performance.
Full Resources of Our Management Team and Directors
Our management team, directors and strategic advisors have collectively decades of direct management experience growing public and private companies via organic growth, acquisitions and strategic mergers. Our team’s combined experience, far-reaching networks, and long-standing relationships will provide valuable access to the highest quality software companies and will produce unique insights and opportunities for growth and value creation. This experience provides a key foundation that we believe will allow us to source exceptional opportunities and enhance the innate qualities of a future partner company.
We have recruited and organized a group of ten highly accomplished, engaged, diverse and connected directors and advisors who will bring to us public company governance, executive leadership, operations oversight and capital markets expertise. Our efforts to seek a suitable business combination target will be complemented and augmented by the expertise and network of relationships of our directors, who each have extensive experience in business and financial matters. Our board members and advisors have served as directors, chief executive officers, chief financial officers or in other executive and advisory capacities for numerous publicly-listed and privately-owned companies. Our directors and advisors have extensive experience with acquisitions, divestitures and corporate strategy and possess relevant domain expertise in the enterprise software sector where we expect to source business combination targets including, but not limited to, cybersecurity, data and analytics, infrastructure software, application software and financial technology. Collectively, our management team and board of directors (including our board advisors) have held more than 30 C-suite and director roles at public companies, which today have a collective market cap of more than $7 trillion and include 16 Fortune 500 companies, such as Microsoft, Alphabet, Salesforce, and Facebook. Our team and board include leading business and community figures that have received numerous accolades including the 2019 Inspire Award by the San Francisco Business Times, Financial Woman of the Year by Financial Women of San Francisco in 2017, One of Silicon Valley’s and San Francisco Business Times’ Women of Influence and Black Enterprise’s 75 Most Powerful Women, National Minority Quality Forum’s Lifetime Achievement Award, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund National Equal Justice Award Winner and three Emmy Awards for broadcast journalism. This group also has extensive experience in:

operating companies, setting and changing strategies, and identifying, mentoring and recruiting world-class talent;

developing and growing companies, both organically and through acquisitions and strategic transactions and expanding the product range and geographic footprint of a number of target businesses;

sourcing, structuring, acquiring, and selling businesses;

accessing the capital markets, including financing businesses and helping companies transition to public ownership;
 
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engaging with public market analysts and investors to help companies better communicate their business model, opportunity and strategy to maximize value for their shareholders;

building a network of relationships with many of the largest strategic and serial acquirers in the technology landscape;

fostering relationships with sellers, capital providers and target management teams; and executing transactions in multiple geographies and under varying economic and financial market conditions;

championing a high degree of positive impact and a strong culture in the realm of diversity and inclusion.
We believe their collective expertise, contacts and relationships make us a highly competitive and desirable business combination partner in the enterprise software space. Our management team is also well positioned to identify and execute a business combination as a preferred partner to a high-quality software company.
Our Management Team
Our management team will be led by Dr. James I. Cash as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, Paul Sagan as President and Vice Chairman, Robin L. Washington as Chief Development Officer, Evan Sotiriou as Chief Operating Officer and Kevin King as Investment Partner.
Dr. James I. Cash
Dr. Cash is the James E. Robison Professor and Senior Associate Dean, Emeritus, of the Harvard Business School, where he served as a member of the faculty from 1976 to 2003. Dr. Cash participates on several public, private and not-for-profit boards, including Chubb Ltd. where he has served on the board since February 2016, and The Chubb Corporation, where he served from April 1996 to February 2016. Dr. Cash also currently serves as an advisor to General Catalyst Partners and Grain Management. In the past he has served on the Boards of several Fortune 100 companies, such as Walmart, General Electric, and Microsoft. He has also served on the Boards of Sprint, Scientific Atlanta, State Street Corp., Veracode, and Carbon Relay. Under the umbrella of The Cash Catalyst, LLC, Dr. Cash runs personal development programs for executives and board members of Global 500 organizations interested in the intersection of information technology and corporate strategy. Dr. Cash graduated from Texas Christian University with a B.S. in Mathematics, while being named an Academic All-American. Later he received a Master of Science in Computer Science from Purdue University’s Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences; and a Doctor of Philosophy in Management Information Systems (MIS) and Accounting from Purdue University’s Krannert Graduate School of Management.
Paul Sagan
Mr. Sagan has served as a senior advisor and Executive in Residence (XIR) at General Catalyst since July 2020. Mr. Sagan also served as a managing director at the firm from January 2018 to July 2020, and as an XIR from February 2014 to January 2018. Mr. Sagan also serves as a director of Moderna, Inc., since June 2018, and as a director of VMware, Inc., since April 2014, and as VMware’s lead director since February 2015. Previously, Mr. Sagan was a director of several other public companies, including Digitas, Inc.; Dow Jones & Company; EMC, Corp.; and iRobot Corp. Prior to joining General Catalyst, Mr. Sagan was Chief Executive Officer of Akamai Technologies, Inc., a pioneer in internet content delivery, application performance and cloud security, and now one of the largest cloud services providers. He joined Akamai in October 1998 as chief operating officer and employee #15, became president the following year, and was CEO from April 2005 until 2013. Mr. Sagan was elected to the Akamai Board of Directors in January 2005 and served until 2019. Mr. Sagan was a member of President Obama’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee from December 2010 until January 2017. From July 1997 to August 1998, Mr. Sagan was Senior Advisor to the World Economic Forum. Previously, Mr. Sagan held senior executive positions at global media and entertainment companies Time Warner Cable and Time Inc., affiliates of Time Warner, Inc., as well as at CBS, Inc. Mr. Sagan received a B.A. from the Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University, where he is a life trustee. He also serves as board chair of ProPublica, Inc.
 
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Robin L. Washington
Ms. Washington currently serves as an Endurance Partner-In- Residence with General Catalyst, and she has held such role since March 2021. Ms. Washington is the former executive vice president and chief financial officer of Gilead Sciences, Inc. She held this role from May 2008 until November 2019, the effective date of her retirement and remained an advisor to the company until March 2020. From 2006 to 2007, Ms. Washington served as chief financial officer of Hyperion Solutions, an enterprise software company that was acquired by Oracle Corporation in March 2007. Prior to that, she spent nearly 10 years at PeopleSoft, Inc., where she served in a number of executive positions. Since April 2019, Ms. Washington has served on the board and on the leadership development and compensation committee of Alphabet Inc. She also currently serves as a director of Honeywell International, Inc., where she has served since April 2013, and as director of Salesforce.com, where she has served since September 2013 and where she currently chairs the audit committee. Ms. Washington currently serves on the Board of Vertiv, Inc., the company with which GS Acquisition Holdings Corp. completed a business combination. Ms. Washington also serves on the Presidents Council & Ross Business School Advisory Board, University of Michigan and the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland Board of Directors. Ms. Washington is a certified public accountant and received a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Michigan and an M.B.A. from Pepperdine University.
Evan Sotiriou
Mr. Sotiriou has served in several senior management capacities of General Catalyst since 2019 and as Chief Operating Officer of Health Assurance Acquisition Corp. and Revolution Healthcare Acquisition Corp. since their formations. Prior to that, Mr. Sotiriou served as the Chief Financial Officer for OrbiMed, which invests globally across the healthcare industry, from 2011 to 2019. Mr. Sotiriou also acted as the Vice President of GSC Group from 2000 to 2008, Managing Director of Clearlake Capital Management, L.P. from 2008 to 2010 and subsequently as the Chief Financial Officer for Archer Capital Management, L.P. from 2010 to 2011. Mr. Sotiriou holds an A.B. from Dartmouth College.
Kevin King
Mr. King has served as an investor at General Catalyst since 2019. Mr. King previously was a Partner at Windhorse Capital Management from 2011 to 2018. Prior to that Mr. King worked at Goldman Sachs from 2006 to 2011. Mr. King holds dual degrees, an A.B. in Mathematics and a B.S. in Economics, from Duke University and a MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management. Mr. King is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Notwithstanding General Catalyst’s, our directors, and our management team’s past experiences, past performance is not a guarantee (i) that we will be able to identify a suitable candidate for our initial business combination or (ii) that we will provide an attractive return to our shareholders from any business combination we may consummate. You should not rely on the historical record of General Catalyst’s and our management’s, or any of their respective affiliates’, performance as indicative of our future performance. See “Risk Factors — Past performance by General Catalyst, our directors, our management team or any of their respective affiliates may not be indicative of future performance of an investment in us.” For more information, see the section of this prospectus entitled “Management — Conflicts of Interest.”
Our Directors
The backgrounds of the members of our highly-qualified board of directors are highlighted below:
Kenneth I. Chenault
Mr. Chenault is the Chairman and a Managing Director at General Catalyst. Prior to joining General Catalyst, Mr. Chenault was Chairman and CEO of American Express Company, a position he held from 2001 to 2018. He joined American Express in 1981 as director of strategic planning and served subsequently in a number of increasingly senior positions, including Vice Chairman and President and Chief Operating Officer, until his appointment as CEO. Mr. Chenault serves on the boards of Airbnb, Berkshire Hathaway, Chief, Guild Education, and the Harvard Corporation. He also serves on the Board of Governors of the NCAA. Chenault is on the boards of numerous nonprofit organizations, including the Smithsonian
 
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Institution’s Advisory Council for the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center, Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence Advisory Council at Stanford University. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for NYU Langone Health. Mr. Chenault previously served on the Boards of Directors of International Business Machines Corporation from October 1998 to February 2019 and The Procter & Gamble Company from April 2008 to February 2019. Mr. Chenault holds a B.A. in history from Bowdoin College and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.
Ann Fudge
Ann Fudge is former Chairman and CEO of Young & Rubicam Brands, a global network of pre-eminent companies across the full range of marketing communications. Young & Rubicam Brands companies include Y&R (advertising), Burson-Marsteller (public relations/public affairs), Wunderman (direct and database marketing), Landor Associates (brand consulting and creative design), Sudler & Hennessey (strategic healthcare communications) and Cohn & Wolfe (public relations) among others. Prior to Young & Rubicam Brands, Ms. Fudge served as President, Beverages, Desserts and Post Division – a $5 billion unit of Kraft Foods. She served on Kraft’s Management Committee and has managed many businesses including Maxwell House Coffee, Gevalia Kaffe, Kool Aid, Crystal Light, Post cereals, Jell-O desserts and Altoids. Before joining General Foods, she spent nine years at General Mills, where she began as a Marketing Assistant and rose to the level of Marketing Director. She serves on the Board of Directors of Northrop Grumman and Novartis. She serves as Chair of the Board of GBH Public Media. Ms. Fudge is a trustee of the Brookings Institution and served on the Boards of the Rockefeller Foundation, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Finance Committee of the Harvard University Corporation, and Chair of the U.S. Program Advisory Panel for the Gates Foundation. She has served as Vice Chair of the Harvard Board of Overseers, on the Board of Catalyst, the NY Philharmonic and on the Board of Governors for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. She has also served on the Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Liz Claiborne, Allied Signal, Honeywell, Marriott International, Infosys and General Electric. In February, 2010 President Obama appointed Ms. Fudge to serve on the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform which issued its Report, “The Moment of Truth”, in December, 2010. She has also served on the Foreign Affairs Policy Board of the U.S. State Department.
Ms. Fudge has received the Matrix Award for Advertising from New York Women in Communication and was a recipient of the NY Executive Council’s Ten Awards for leadership and innovation in business. She was named one of Time Magazine’s Global Business Influentials. In 2019 she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Among her other honors are Leadership Awards from the Minneapolis and New York City YWCA, an Alumni Achievement Award from Harvard Business School, a Lifetime Achievement Award from Ebony magazine, and a Legacy Award in Business from Black Enterprise magazine. She has been profiled in Black Enterprise, Business Week and The New York Times, among others and named by Fortune magazine as one of the 50 most powerful women in American business. Ms. Fudge received her BA from Simmons College and her MBA from Harvard University Graduate School of Business.
David J. Grain
Mr. Grain is the Chief Executive Officer of Grain Management, a private equity firm focused on global investments in the media and communications sectors, which he founded in 2006. Mr. Grain also founded and was formerly Chief Executive Officer of Grain Communications Group, Inc. Prior to founding Grain Management, he served as President of Global Signal, Inc., Senior Vice President of AT&T Broadband’s New England Region and Executive Director in the High Yield Finance Department at Morgan Stanley. In 2011, Mr. Grain was appointed by President Obama to the National Infrastructure Advisory Council and previously served as Chairman of the Florida State Board of Administration Investment Advisory Council. Mr. Grain is a Director of the Southern Company and New Fortress Energy LLC, serving as a member of the Audit Committee. He is currently a member of the Advisory Board of the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College, the Smithsonian Institution’s Advisory Council for the National Museum of African American History and Culture, and is a Trustee of the Brookings Institution. Mr. Grain earned an M.B.A. from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College in 1989 and a B.A. in English from the College of the Holy Cross in 1984.
 
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Steven S. Reinemund
Mr. Reinemund served as Dean at Wake Forest University School of Business from July 2008 to June 2014, an organization he joined after a 23-year career with PepsiCo, Inc. At PepsiCo, Mr. Reinemund served as Executive Chairman from October 2006 to May 2007, and as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from May 2001 to October 2006. Prior to being Chief Executive Officer, he was PepsiCo, Inc.’s President and Chief Operating Officer from September 1999 to May 2001. Mr. Reinemund began his career with PepsiCo, Inc. in 1984 at Pizza Hut, Inc. and held other positions until he became President and Chief Executive Officer of Frito-Lay’s North American snack division in 1992. He became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Frito-Lay’s worldwide operations in 1996. Mr. Reinemund was a director of Johnson & Johnson from 2003 to 2008, of American Express Company from 2007 to 2015, of Exxon Mobil Corporation from 2007 to May 2020 and Marriott International, Inc. from 2007 to May 2020. Mr. Reinemund currently serves as a director of Vertiv (and served as a director of GSAH I prior to its business combination with Vertiv), Walmart Inc., Chick-fil-A, Inc. and GS Acquisition Holdings Corp II. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the United States Naval Academy Foundation. Mr. Reinemund is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy in 1970 and served five years as an Officer in the United States Marine Corps, achieving the rank of Captain. He also earned an MBA from the University of Virginia, and has been awarded honorary doctorate degrees by Johnson and Wales University and Bryant University.
Corey E. Thomas
Mr. Thomas is the CEO of Rapid7, as well as Chairman of its Board of Directors. In 2018, he was elected to the Cyber Threat Alliance (CTA) Board of Directors and the Massachusetts Cybersecurity Strategy Council. He also serves on the board of directors for LPL Financial, as well as Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, sitting on its audit and health care quality and affordability committees. He previously served on the U.S. Commerce Department’s Digital Economy Board of Advisors. Prior to joining Rapid7, Mr. Thomas was VP of marketing at Parallels, Inc., a virtualization technology company; group project manager of the Microsoft Server and Tools division, steering product planning for Microsoft’s data platform; and a consultant at Deloitte Consulting. Mr. Thomas received a B.E. in electrical engineering and computer science from Vanderbilt University and a MBA from Harvard Business School.
Our Board Advisors
Edith W. Cooper
Ms. Cooper currently serves as the co-founder of Medley Living, Inc. and serves on the Board of Slack Technologies, Inc., Etsy, Inc. and EQT AB. Ms. Cooper has also served as an advisor to Grain Management since 2018. She served as Executive Vice President and Global Head of Human Capital Management at Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. from March 2008 to December 2017, and, prior to that, she held various leadership positions in Goldman Sachs’ Securities Division from 1996 to 2008. Ms. Cooper began her career in derivative sales at Bankers Trust and Morgan Stanley. Ms. Cooper also serves on several nonprofit Boards, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, and Mount Sinai Hospital. Ms. Cooper received an M.S.M. from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University and a B.A. from Harvard University.
Kenneth C. Frazier
Mr. Frazier is the Chairman and CEO of Merck & Co., Inc., a position he has held since 2011. Mr. Frazier joined Merck in 1992 and has held positions of increasing responsibility including General Counsel and President. Prior to joining Merck, Mr. Frazier was a partner with the Philadelphia law firm of Drinker Biddle & Reath. Mr. Frazier sits on the boards of PhRMA, Weill Cornell Medicine, Exxon Mobil Corporation, Catalyst and Cornerstone Christian Academy in Philadelphia, PA. He is co-founder and co-chair of OneTen, a coalition of leading organizations committed to upskilling, hiring, and promoting one million Black Americans into family-sustaining jobs. Mr. Frazier is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, The Business Council, the Council of the American Law Institute, and the American Bar Association. Additionally, Mr. Frazier is co-chair of the Legal Services Corporation’s Leaders Council. Mr. Frazier received a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1978 and a B.A. in Political Science from Pennsylvania State University in 1975.
 
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John W. Thompson
Since February 2012, Mr. Thompson has served as an Independent Member of the Microsoft Corporation (“Microsoft”) and in 2014 became Board Chair of Microsoft. Since 2018, Mr. Thompson has also served as Lead Independent Director of Illumina, Inc, after having served as Director since 2017. Additionally, Mr. Thompson serves as a Venture Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners. Previously, Mr. Thompson was Chief Executive Officer of Virtual Instruments. Since 2009, Mr. Thompson has been an active investor in early-stage technology companies in Silicon Valley. Mr. Thompson served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Symantec Corp. from 1999 to 2009, and remained on the Board of Directors until 2011. Mr. Thompson also held leadership positions in sales, marketing, and software development at IBM, where he served from 1971 to 1999, including as general manager of IBM Americas. He was also a member of IBM’s Worldwide Management Council. Mr. Thompson received a B.S. in business administration from Florida A&M University and an M.B.A. from MIT Sloan School of Management.
Our Business Strategy
Our business strategy is to identify and complete a business combination that can create value for our shareholders over time.
We believe our investment team and board of directors’ prior experience and our network of relationships should allow us to identify a wide range of attractive opportunities for the company. Our team’s networks include, among others, entrepreneurs, public and private company management teams, from early stage ventures to the Fortune 500, venture capital and private equity investors, investment bankers, attorneys, and management consultants. We intend to deploy a proactive, thematic and sector-specific sourcing strategy to focus on companies where we believe the combination of our industry experience, relationships, capital and investing expertise can be catalysts to transform companies and can help accelerate the target business’ growth and performance.
We also plan to leverage the General Catalyst investment team’s capabilities, relationships, network, and deal pipeline to support us in the identification and diligence of potential targets. By leveraging General Catalyst’s prior investment experience and track record, rigorous differentiated bottoms-up research approach and deep understanding of key business metrics and growth strategies, we are uniquely positioned to focus on stellar companies with our comprehensive view of the software sector.
Collectively, our team and General Catalyst also bring considerable expertise and resources in target sourcing, transaction structuring, financial, operational and strategic due diligence, capital markets, and ongoing business support and governance best practices across a broad set of disciplines, along with a continued commitment to our mission: to invest in powerful, positive change that endures.
We expect to remain involved in the post-merger entity and to collaborate with the management team to strengthen the business’ compounding growth. We believe our experience investing in and operating technology companies, along with our history of supporting world-class management teams, differentiates us as a potential partner for a leading high-growth technology company.
Our Founder Share Structure
We believe that Catalyst Partners offers an attractive proposition compared to other blank check companies and other sources of equity capital. We bring a singular focus and depth of expertise to the enterprise software sector. In addition to our expertise, reputation, and network, which together give us a competitive advantage in sourcing and consummating one or more business combinations, we have designed Catalyst Partners’ founder share structure to provide better alignment of incentives than a typical blank check company. The Class B ordinary shares will only provide our initial shareholders with significant value if our Class A ordinary shares, following our initial business combination, experience significant price appreciation, which we believe aligns our interests with the interests of both our public stockholders and continuing stockholders of any targets we may seek to acquire. Importantly, unlike most SPACs, our sponsor will receive a financial benefit that is directly coupled to the value that is created for the investors. Any such benefit will also flow to the Catalyst Partners Foundation as owner of 10% of our founder shares and help further our mission. Please see “—Catalyst Partners Foundation” for a discussion of our mission.
 
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The Class B ordinary shares will convert into Class A ordinary shares after our initial business combination only to the extent certain triggering events occur prior to the 10th anniversary of our initial business combination including three triggering events based on our stock trading at $12.50, $15.00 and $17.50 per share, in three tranches of 25%, 25% and 50% of founder shares, respectively, following the first anniversary of the closing of our initial business combination and also upon a specified strategic transaction following our initial business combination if the effective price per Class A ordinary share is at least equal to $12.00 in such transaction, in each case, as described in this prospectus. We believe this better aligns the incentives of our initial shareholders with that of our investors. We refer to our founder share structure as SOARSM (Shared Opportunity Aligned Returns).
Catalyst Partners Foundation
We are a special purpose acquisition company driven by a unique and critical mission: to use our significant experience and resources to acquire a business that shows a high degree of positive impact and a strong culture in the realm of diversity and inclusion. Diversity in business is a must today. Enlightened businesses will choose to nurture diversity as a business advantage and to align with social responsibilities and societal expectations. We believe more diverse businesses will show sustainable advantages in operating performance, and over time can drive attractive growth and strong investment returns.
Beyond the core business objective to help acquire and take an enterprise software company public, our team and board of directors are united around a common goal: to invest in the next generation of Black entrepreneurship and leadership. Pursuant to this goal, we have implemented the SOARSM structure to support the mission of Catalyst Partners Foundation, a non-for-profit entity to champion initiatives supporting the economic empowerment and inclusion of underrepresented groups. The entity will be led by Dr. James Cash, our Chief Executive Officer and the Chairman of our Board of Directors, with input and collaboration from the rest of the board and our sponsors.
The Catalyst Partners Foundation is meant to encourage business leaders to put in place actions that foster equity. We believe the result will be a flywheel of positive, systemic change, to address what has been a historical lack of access to investment capital for these firms. There are few publicly traded diverse-led businesses or firms directly focused on economic inclusion, and therefore limited options for investors to express what we believe is a growing interest to invest in diverse or inclusive companies.
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Initial Business Combination Criteria
We have identified the following framework to evaluate prospective target businesses. We may decide, however, to enter into our initial business combination with one or more businesses that do not meet these criteria and guidelines. We intend to pursue an initial business combination with companies that have the following characteristics:

Visionary founder:   We will look for talented and ambitious founders who have a clear vision for their business, a deep understanding of their customer and respective markets, and are backed by world-class management teams who are capable of scaling a global business with the support of our capital and knowledge resources.

Large market opportunity:   We have a track record of finding opportunities in markets and segments that themselves are growing as well as with companies that are taking share in large but stable markets. We will prioritize our focus on investments in large and growing industries, with attractive structural and competitive dynamics, that are ripe for new entrants to make significant share gains by disrupting incumbents or capitalizing on secular market trends. We will leverage the broad expertise of our team and General Catalyst to identify companies that enjoy secular trends leading to the disruption of large incumbent industries or the creation of entirely new categories.

Strong momentum:   We believe that demonstrated, sustainable growth is a key determinant in identifying a strong target business and is one of the best indicators of future success. Our collective experience, knowledge and skills as seasoned operators in high growth environments provides a distinct advantage to our team in terms of identifying and selecting strong business combination targets and assessing the sustainability of past performance and the potential for strong growth in the future.

Multiple “acts” to the story:   Our roots lie in investing and supporting high quality companies throughout their life cycle. We partner with a long investment horizon, supported by rigorous analysis, to discover and build conviction in companies that can deliver sustainable top-line growth for the long-term and create outsized returns for all stakeholders. Our bias is for companies with multiple avenues of growth with the potential to continue disruptive innovation at every stage of their life cycle and whose growth will continue to compound over the years to come.

Platform characteristics:   We will look for “platform” businesses with defensible long-term business models that enjoy the benefits of a disruptive technology, powerful network effects, a unique brand, developing ecosystem, or an expanding data-scale advantage. We seek businesses protected by proprietary technology advantages, especially scientific breakthroughs and intellectual property. These companies have the unique potential to provide a governance structure and evolve into a set of standards and protocols that facilitate interactions at scale in their markets so that network effects can be unleashed. Many of the most successful high growth software platforms use their data-scale to create a formidable competitive advantage and deliver superior customer value, which allows them to scale quickly and take market share in large addressable markets. We believe that our deep operating experience will allow us to understand, analyze and assess the potential of these unique companies, and leverage the full strength of our franchise and help them create a protected moat, which provides for years of durable, compounding growth, and expanding margins.

Superior economic model:   We will aim to invest in a growth-stage company with a rapidly scalable model, as well as a clear path to profitability. We believe that strong unit economics are necessary to achieve profitability and sustainable growth in the long-term. Our team has deep expertise in fundamental analysis and strong familiarity with enterprise software business performance trends and benchmarks to discover software businesses with superior economic attributes. We will prioritize software businesses with high gross margin, favorable customer retention trends, high capital efficiency and best-in-class return on invested capital.
In addition to these business criteria, we expect any potential acquisition target to be ready or almost ready to operate in the public markets from the perspective of corporate governance, financial reporting, compliance, and anticipated investor receptivity. These criteria are not intended to be exhaustive. Any evaluation relating to the merits of a particular initial business combination may be based, to the extent relevant, on these general guidelines as well as on other considerations, factors and criteria that our
 
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management may deem relevant. In the event that we decide to enter into our initial business combination with a target business that does not meet the above criteria and guidelines, we will disclose that the target business does not meet the above criteria in our shareholder communications related to our initial business combination, which, as discussed in this prospectus, would be in the form of proxy solicitation materials or tender offer documents that we would file with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Our Acquisition Process
In evaluating a potential target business, we expect to conduct a comprehensive due diligence review to seek to determine a company’s quality and its intrinsic value. That due diligence review may include, among other things, financial statement analysis, detailed document reviews, multiple meetings with management, consultations with relevant industry experts, competitors, customers and suppliers, as well as a review of additional information that we will seek to obtain as part of our analysis of a target company.
We are not prohibited from pursuing an initial business combination with a company that is affiliated with our sponsor, officers or directors, including a company where any of them have a minority investment. In the event we seek to complete our initial business combination with a company that is affiliated with our sponsor, officers or directors, we, or a committee of independent directors, will obtain an opinion from an independent investment banking firm or an independent accounting firm that our initial business combination is fair to our company from a financial point of view.
Members of our and General Catalyst’s management teams, including our officers and directors, will directly or indirectly own our securities following this offering and, accordingly, may have a conflict of interest in determining whether a particular target company is an appropriate business with which to effectuate our initial business combination. Each of our officers and directors, as well as our and General Catalyst’s management teams, may have a conflict of interest with respect to evaluating a particular business combination if the retention or resignation of any such officers, directors, and management team members was included by a target business as a condition to any agreement with respect to such business combination.
We have not selected any specific business combination target and we have not, nor has anyone on our behalf, initiated any substantive discussions, directly or indirectly, with any business combination target.
Each of our directors and officers, as well as those of General Catalyst, presently has, and any of them in the future may have additional, fiduciary or contractual obligations to other entities pursuant to which such officer or director is or will be required to present a business combination opportunity. Accordingly, if any of our or General Catalyst’s officers or directors becomes aware of a business combination opportunity which is suitable for an entity to which he or she has then-current fiduciary or contractual obligations, he or she will honor his or her fiduciary or contractual obligations to present such opportunity to such entity, subject to their fiduciary duties under Cayman Islands law, to the extent applicable. If these other entities decide to pursue any such opportunity, we may be precluded from pursuing the same opportunity. Our amended and restated memorandum and articles of association will provide that, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law: (i) no individual serving as a director or an officer shall have any duty, except and to the extent expressly assumed by contract, to refrain from engaging directly or indirectly in the same or similar business activities or lines of business as us; and (ii) we renounce any interest or expectancy in, or in being offered an opportunity to participate in, any potential transaction or matter which may be a corporate opportunity for any director or officer, on the one hand, and us, on the other.
In addition, General Catalyst, our sponsor, officers and directors may participate in, and our officers and directors have already participated in, the formation of other blank check companies prior to completion of our initial business combination, and any of our officers and directors may also become an officer or director of any of such other blank check companies. For example, Mr. Sotiriou is currently an officer of each of General Catalyst and its affiliated blank check companies, HAAC and RHAC, and may owe fiduciary duties to each of General Catalyst, HAAC and RHAC, any of which may compete with us for acquisition opportunities. As a result, General Catalyst, our officers or directors could have conflicts of interest in determining whether to present business combination opportunities to us or to any other blank check company, including HAAC and RHAC, with which they may become or are involved. However, we do not currently expect that General Catalyst or any such other blank check company would materially affect our ability to identify and complete our initial business combination. In addition, General Catalyst and our
 
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sponsor, officers, and directors are not required to commit any specified amount of time or resources to our affairs and, accordingly, will have conflicts of interest in allocating management time and resources among various business activities, including identifying potential business combinations and monitoring the related due diligence.
Initial Business Combination
So long as our securities are then listed on the Nasdaq, our initial business combination must occur with one or more target businesses that together have an aggregate fair market value of at least 80% of the net assets held in the trust account (excluding the deferred underwriting commissions and taxes payable on the interest earned on the trust account) at the time of signing a definitive agreement in connection with our initial business combination. If our board of directors is not able to independently determine the fair market value of the target business or businesses, we will obtain an opinion from an independent investment banking firm or an independent valuation or appraisal firm with respect to the satisfaction of such criteria. While we consider it unlikely that our board will not be able to make an independent determination of the fair market value of a target business or businesses, it may be unable to do so if the board is less familiar or experienced with the target company’s business, there is a significant amount of uncertainty as to the value of the company’s assets or prospects, including if such company is at an early stage of development, operations or growth, or if the anticipated transaction involves a complex financial analysis or other specialized skills and the board determines that outside expertise would be helpful or necessary in conducting such analysis. Since any opinion, if obtained, would merely state that the fair market value of the target business meets the 80% of net assets threshold, unless such opinion includes material information regarding the valuation of a target business or the consideration to be provided, it is not anticipated that copies of such opinion would be distributed to our shareholders. However, if required under applicable law, any proxy statement that we deliver to shareholders and file with the SEC in connection with a proposed transaction will include such opinion. Additionally, pursuant to Nasdaq rules, any initial business combination must be approved by a majority of our independent directors.
We anticipate structuring our initial business combination so that the post-business combination company in which our public shareholders own shares will own or acquire 100% of the equity interests or assets of the target business or businesses. We may, however, structure our initial business combination such that the post-business combination company owns or acquires less than 100% of such interests or assets of the target business in order to meet certain objectives of the target management team or shareholders or for other reasons, but we will only complete such 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 of 1940, as amended, or the Investment Company Act. Even if the post-business combination company owns or acquires 50% or more of the voting securities of the target, our shareholders prior to the business combination may collectively own a minority interest in the post-business combination company, depending on valuations ascribed to the target and us in the business combination. For example, we could pursue a transaction in which we issue a substantial number of new shares in exchange for all of the outstanding capital stock, shares or other equity interests of a target. In this case, we would acquire a 100% controlling interest in the target. However, as a result of the issuance of a substantial number of new shares, our shareholders immediately prior to our initial business combination could own less than a majority of our outstanding shares subsequent to our initial business combination. If less than 100% of the equity interests or assets of a target business or businesses are owned or acquired by the post-business combination company, the portion of such business or businesses that is owned or acquired is what will be valued for purposes of the 80% of net assets test. If the business combination involves more than one target business, the 80% of net assets test will be based on the aggregate value of all of the target businesses. In addition, we have agreed not to enter into a definitive agreement regarding an initial business combination without the prior consent of our sponsor. If our securities are not then listed on the Nasdaq for whatever reason, we would no longer be required to meet the foregoing 80% of net asset test.
To the extent we effect our initial business combination with a company or business that may be financially unstable or in its early stages of development or growth, we may be affected by numerous risks inherent in such company or business. Although our management will endeavor to evaluate the risks inherent in a particular target business, we cannot assure you that we will properly ascertain or assess all significant risk factors.
 
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The time required to select and evaluate a target business and to structure and complete our initial business combination, and the costs associated with this process, are not currently ascertainable with any degree of certainty. Any costs incurred with respect to the identification and evaluation of a prospective target business with which our initial business combination is not ultimately completed will result in our incurring losses and will reduce the funds we can use to complete another business combination.
Other Considerations
We currently do not have any specific business combination under consideration. Our officers and directors have not had any substantive discussions with any possible target businesses. Our management team is regularly made aware of potential business opportunities, one or more of which we may desire to pursue for a business combination, but we have not (nor has anyone on our behalf) contacted any prospective target business or had any substantive discussions, formal or otherwise, with respect to a business combination transaction with our company. Additionally, we have not, nor has anyone on our behalf, taken any substantive measure, directly or indirectly, to identify or locate any suitable acquisition candidate for us, nor have we engaged or retained any agent or other representative to identify or locate any such acquisition candidate.
Corporate Information
Our executive offices are located at 20 University Road, Fourth Floor, Cambridge, MA 02138 and our telephone number is 617-234-7000. We maintain a corporate website
at https://www.catalystpartnersacqcorp.com/. The information contained on or accessible through our corporate website or any other website that we may maintain is not part of this prospectus or the registration statement of which this prospectus is a part.
We are a Cayman Islands exempted company. Exempted companies are Cayman Islands companies conducting business mainly outside the Cayman Islands and, as such, are exempted from complying with certain provisions of the Companies Act. As an exempted company, we have applied for and received a tax exemption undertaking from the Cayman Islands government that, in accordance with Section 6 of the Tax Concessions Act (As Revised) of the Cayman Islands, for a period of 20 years from the date of the undertaking, no law which is enacted in the Cayman Islands imposing any tax to be levied on profits, income, gains or appreciations will apply to us or our operations and, in addition, that no tax to be levied on profits, income, gains or appreciations or which is in the nature of estate duty or inheritance tax will be payable (i) on or in respect of our shares, debentures or other obligations or (ii) by way of the withholding in whole or in part of a payment of dividend or other distribution of income or capital by us to our shareholders or a payment of principal or interest or other sums due under a debenture or other obligation of us.
We are an “emerging growth company,” as defined in Section 2(a) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Securities Act, as modified by the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012, or the JOBS Act. As such, we are eligible to take advantage of certain exemptions from various reporting requirements that are applicable to other public companies that are not “emerging growth companies” including, but not limited to, not being required to comply with the auditor attestation requirements of Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, or the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, reduced disclosure obligations regarding executive compensation in our periodic reports and proxy statements, and exemptions from the requirements of holding a non-binding advisory vote on executive compensation and shareholder approval of any golden parachute payments not previously approved. If some investors find our securities less attractive as a result, there may be a less active trading market for our securities and the prices of our securities may be more volatile.
In addition, Section 107 of the JOBS Act also provides that an “emerging growth company” can take advantage of the extended transition period provided in Section 7(a)(2)(B) of the Securities Act for complying with new or revised accounting standards. In other words, an “emerging growth company” can delay the adoption of certain accounting standards until those standards would otherwise apply to private companies. We intend to take advantage of the benefits of this extended transition period.
 
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We will remain an emerging growth company until the earlier of (1) the last day of the fiscal year (a) following the fifth anniversary of the completion of this offering, (b) in which we have total annual gross revenue of at least $1.07 billion, or (c) in which we are deemed to be a large accelerated filer, which means the market value of our Class A ordinary shares that are held by non-affiliates exceeds $700 million as of the prior June 30, and (2) the date on which we have issued more than $1.0 billion in non-convertible debt securities during the prior three-year period. References herein to “emerging growth company” have the meaning associated with it in the JOBS Act.
Additionally, we are a “smaller reporting company” as defined in Item 10(f)(1) of Regulation S-K. Smaller reporting companies may take advantage of certain reduced disclosure obligations, including, among other things, providing only two years of audited financial statements. We will remain a smaller reporting company until the last day of the fiscal year in which (1) the market value of our ordinary shares held by non-affiliates exceeds $250 million as of the prior June 30, or (2) our annual revenues exceeded $100 million during such completed fiscal year and the market value of our ordinary shares held by non-affiliates exceeds $700 million as of the prior June 30.
 
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The Offering
In deciding whether to invest in our securities, you should take into account not only the backgrounds of the members of our management team, but also the special risks we face as a blank check company and the fact that this offering is not being conducted in compliance with Rule 419 promulgated under the Securities Act. You will not be entitled to protections normally afforded to investors in Rule 419 blank check offerings. You should carefully consider these and the other risks set forth in the section below entitled “Risk Factors” of this prospectus.
Securities offered
30,000,000 units (or 34,500,000 units if the underwriter’s over-allotment option is exercised in full), at $10.00 per unit, each unit consisting of:

one Class A ordinary share; and

one-fifth of one redeemable warrant.
Nasdaq symbols
Units: “CPARU”
Class A ordinary shares: “CPAR”
Warrants: “CPARW”
Trading commencement and separation of Class A ordinary shares and warrants
The units are expected to begin trading on or promptly after the date of this prospectus. The Class A ordinary shares and warrants comprising the units will begin separate trading on the 52nd day following the date of this prospectus unless Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC informs us of its decision to allow earlier separate trading, subject to our having filed the Current Report on Form 8-K described below and having issued a press release announcing when such separate trading will begin. Once the Class A ordinary shares and warrants commence separate trading, holders will have the option to continue to hold units or separate their units into the component securities. Holders will need to have their brokers contact our transfer agent in order to separate the units into Class A ordinary shares and warrants. No fractional warrants will be issued upon separation of the units and only whole warrants will trade. Accordingly, unless you purchase at least five units, you will not be able to receive or trade a whole warrant.
Additionally, the units will automatically separate into their component parts and will not be traded after completion of our initial business combination.
Separate trading of the Class A ordinary shares and warrants is prohibited until we have filed a Current Report on Form 8-K
In no event will the Class A ordinary shares and warrants be traded separately until we have filed with the SEC a Current Report on Form 8-K which includes an audited balance sheet reflecting our receipt of the gross proceeds at the closing of this offering. We will file the Current Report on Form 8-K promptly after the closing of this offering. If the underwriter’s over-allotment option is exercised following the initial filing of such Current Report on Form 8-K, a second or amended Current Report on Form 8-K will be filed to provide updated financial information to reflect the exercise of the underwriter’s over-allotment option.
 
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Units:
Number outstanding before this offering
0
Number outstanding after this offering
30,000,000(1)
Ordinary shares:
Number outstanding before this offering
10,350,000(2)(3)
Number outstanding after this offering
39,000,000(1)(2)(4)
Warrants:
Number of private placement warrants to be sold in a private placement simultaneously with this offering
18,666,667(1)
Number of warrants to be outstanding after this offering and the sale of private placement warrants
24,666,667(1)
Exercisability
Each whole warrant is exercisable to purchase one Class A ordinary share, subject to adjustment as described herein. Only whole warrants are exercisable.
We structured each unit to contain one-fifth of one redeemable warrant, with each whole warrant exercisable for one Class A ordinary share, as compared to units issued by some other similar blank check companies which contain whole warrants exercisable for one whole share, in order to reduce the dilutive effect of the warrants upon completion of our initial business combination as compared to units that each contain a whole warrant to purchase one whole share, thus making us, we believe, a more attractive business combination partner for target businesses.
Exercise price
$11.50 per whole share, subject to adjustments as described herein. In addition, if (x) we issue additional Class A ordinary shares or equity-linked securities for capital raising purposes in connection with the closing of our initial business combination at an issue price
(1)
Assumes the underwriters do not exercise the over-allotment option.
(2)
Founder shares are currently classified as Class B ordinary shares, which shares will automatically convert into Class A ordinary shares after our initial business combination, subject to adjustment pursuant to certain anti-dilution rights, as described herein, but only to the extent certain triggering events occur prior to the 10th anniversary of our initial business combination including three equal triggering events based on our stock trading at $12.50, $15.00 and $17.50 per share following the first anniversary of the closing of our initial business combination and also upon a specified strategic transaction, in each case, as described in this prospectus. Notwithstanding the foregoing, all Class B ordinary shares that are issued and outstanding on the 10th anniversary of our initial business combination will be automatically forfeited.
(3)
Includes 1,350,000 founder shares that are subject to forfeiture.
(4)
Includes 30,000,000 public shares and 9,000,000 founder shares, assuming 1,350,000 founder shares have been forfeited.
 
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or effective issue price of less than $9.20 per ordinary share (with such issue price or effective issue price to be determined in good faith by our board of directors and, in the case of any such issuance to our initial shareholders or their affiliates, without taking into account any founder shares held by such shareholders or such affiliates, as applicable, prior to such issuance) (the “Newly Issued Price”), (y) the aggregate gross proceeds from such issuances represent more than 60% of the total equity proceeds, and interest thereon, available for the funding of our initial business combination on the date of the consummation of our initial business combination (net of redemptions), and (z) the volume weighted average trading price of our Class A ordinary shares during the 20 trading day period starting on the trading day prior to the day on which we consummate our initial business combination (such price, the “Market Value”) is below $9.20 per share, the exercise price of the warrants will be adjusted (to the nearest cent) to be equal to 115% of the higher of the Market Value and the Newly Issued Price, the $18.00 per share redemption trigger price described adjacent to “Redemption of warrants when the price per Class A ordinary share equals or exceeds $18.00” and “Redemption of warrants when the price per Class A ordinary share equals or exceeds $10.00” will be adjusted (to the nearest cent) to be equal to 180% of the higher of the Market Value and the Newly Issued Price, and the $10.00 per share redemption trigger price described adjacent to the caption “Redemption of warrants when the price per Class A ordinary share equals or exceeds $10.00” will be adjusted (to the nearest cent) to be equal to the higher of the Market Value and the Newly Issued Price.
Exercise period
The warrants will become exercisable on the later of:

30 days after the completion of our initial business combination; and

twelve months from the closing of this offering;
provided in each case that we have an effective registration statement under the Securities Act covering the issuance of the Class A ordinary shares issuable upon exercise of the warrants and a current prospectus relating to them is available and such shares are registered, qualified or exempt from registration under the securities, or blue sky, laws of the state of residence of the holder (or we permit holders to exercise their warrants on a cashless basis under the circumstances specified in the warrant agreement, including as a result of a notice of redemption described below under “Redemption of warrants when the price per Class A ordinary share equals or exceeds $10.00”). If and when the warrants become redeemable by us, we may exercise our redemption right even if we are unable to register or qualify the underlying securities for sale under all applicable state securities laws. We are not registering the Class A ordinary shares issuable upon exercise of the warrants at this time. However, we have agreed that as soon as practicable, but in no event later than twenty business days after the closing of our initial business combination, we will use our commercially reasonable efforts to file with the SEC a registration statement covering the Class A ordinary shares issuable upon exercise of the warrants, and we will use our commercially reasonable efforts to cause the same to become effective within 60 business days after the closing of our
 
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initial business combination, and to maintain the effectiveness of such registration statement and a current prospectus relating to those Class A ordinary shares until the warrants expire or are redeemed, as specified in the warrant agreement provided that if our Class A ordinary shares are at the time of any exercise of a warrant not listed on a national securities exchange such that they satisfy the definition of a “covered security” under Section 18(b)(1) of the Securities Act, we may, at our option, require holders of public warrants who exercise their warrants to do so on a “cashless basis” in accordance with Section 3(a)(9) of the Securities Act and, in the event we so elect, we will not be required to file or maintain in effect a registration statement. If a registration statement covering the Class A ordinary shares issuable upon exercise of the warrants is not effective by the 60th day after the closing of the initial business combination, warrant holders may, until such time as there is an effective registration statement and during any period when we will have failed to maintain an effective registration statement, exercise warrants on a “cashless basis” in accordance with Section 3(a)(9) of the Securities Act or another exemption, but we will use our commercially reasonable efforts to register or qualify the shares under applicable blue sky laws to the extent an exemption is not available.
The warrants will expire at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, five years after the completion of our initial business combination or earlier upon redemption or liquidation. On the exercise of any warrant, the warrant exercise price will be paid directly to us and not placed in the trust account.
Redemption of warrants when the price per Class A ordinary share equals or exceeds $18.00
Once the warrants become exercisable, we may redeem the outstanding warrants (except the private placement warrants):

in whole and not in part;

at a price of $0.01 per warrant;

upon a minimum of 30 days’ prior written notice of redemption, which we refer to as the “30-day redemption period”; and

if, and only if, the last reported sale price (the “closing price”) of our Class A ordinary shares equals or exceeds $18.00 per share (as adjusted for adjustments to the number of shares issuable upon exercise or the exercise price of a warrant as described under the heading “Description of Securities-Warrants-Public Shareholders’ Warrants-Anti-Dilution Adjustments”) for any 20 trading days within a 30-trading day period ending on the third trading day prior to the date on which we send the notice of redemption to the warrant holders.
We will not redeem the warrants as described above unless an effective registration statement under the Securities Act covering the Class A ordinary shares issuable upon exercise of the warrants is effective and a current prospectus relating to those Class A ordinary shares is available throughout the 30-day redemption period. If and when the warrants become redeemable by us, we may exercise our redemption right even if we are unable to register or qualify the underlying securities for sale under all applicable state securities laws.
 
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If we call the warrants for redemption as described above, our management will have the option to require all holders that wish to exercise warrants to do so on a “cashless basis.” In determining whether to require all holders to exercise their warrants on a “cashless basis,” our management will consider, among other factors, our cash position, the number of warrants that are outstanding and the dilutive effect on our shareholders of issuing the maximum number of Class A ordinary shares issuable upon the exercise of our warrants. In such event, each holder would pay the exercise price by surrendering the warrants for that number of Class A ordinary shares equal to the lesser of (A) the quotient obtained by dividing (x) the product of the number of Class A ordinary shares underlying the warrants, multiplied by the excess of the “fair market value” of our Class A ordinary shares over the exercise price of the warrants by (y) the fair market value and (B) 0.361 per warrant. Please see “Description of Securities — Warrants — Public Shareholders’ Warrants” for additional information.
None of the private placement warrants will be redeemable by us.
Redemption of warrants when the price per Class A ordinary share equals or exceeds $10.00
Once the warrants become exercisable, we may redeem the outstanding warrants (except the private placement warrants):

in whole and not in part;

at $0.10 per warrant upon a minimum of 30 days’ prior written notice of redemption provided that holders will be able to exercise their warrants on a cashless basis prior to redemption and receive that number of shares determined by reference to the table set forth under “Description of Securities — Warrants — Public Shareholders’ Warrants” based on the redemption date and the “fair market value” of our Class A ordinary shares (as defined below) except as otherwise described in “Description of Securities — Warrants-Public Shareholders’ Warrants”; and

if, and only if, the closing price of our Class A ordinary shares equals or exceeds $10.00 per public share (as adjusted for adjustments to the number of shares issuable upon exercise or the exercise price of a warrant as described under the heading “Description of Securities — Warrants — Public Shareholders’ Warrants — Antidilution Adjustments”) on the trading day prior to the date on which we send the notice of redemption to the warrant holders.
The “fair market value” of our Class A ordinary shares for the above purpose shall mean the volume weighted average price of our Class A ordinary shares 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. This redemption feature differs from the typical warrant redemption features used in other blank check offerings. We will provide our warrant holders with the final fair market value no later than one business day after the 10 trading day period described above ends. In no event will the warrants be exercisable in connection with this redemption feature for more than 0.361 Class A ordinary shares per warrant (subject to adjustment).
 
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No fractional Class A ordinary shares will be issued upon redemption. If, upon redemption, a holder would be entitled to receive a fractional interest in a share, we will round down to the nearest whole number of the number of Class A ordinary shares to be issued to the holder. Please see the section entitled “Description of Securities — Warrants — Public Shareholders’ Warrants” for additional information.
Founder shares
On February 26, 2021, the sponsor and the foundation paid an aggregate of $25,000, or approximately $0.002 per share, to purchase 13,800,000 Class B ordinary shares, par value $0.0001. Prior to the initial investment in the company of $25,000 by the sponsor and the foundation, the company had no assets, tangible or intangible. The per share price of the founder shares was determined by dividing the amount contributed to the company by the number of founder shares issued.
In March 2021, our sponsor transferred an aggregate of 3,085,714 founder shares to certain members of our management team and our board of directors. In May 2021, certain of our initial shareholders surrendered, for no consideration, an aggregate of 3,450,000 Class B ordinary shares, which we cancelled, resulting in an aggregate of 10,350,000 Class B ordinary shares outstanding and held by our initial shareholders. 1,350,000 of our founder shares are subject to forfeiture in the event the underwriter’s overallotment option is not exercised.
The founder shares will convert into Class A ordinary shares after our initial business combination only to the extent certain triggering events occur prior to the 10th anniversary of our initial business combination, three of which will be based on our Class A ordinary shares trading at $12.50, $15.00 and $17.50 per share following the closing of our initial business combination and one of which will be a specified strategic transaction following our initial business combination if the effective price per Class A ordinary share is at least equal to $12.00 in such transaction, in each case, as described in this prospectus. See “Description of Securities — Founder Shares.”

The founder shares are identical to the Class A ordinary shares included in the units being sold in this offering, except that:

prior to our initial business combination, only holders of the founder shares have the right to vote on the appointment of directors and holders of a majority of our founder shares may remove a member of the board of directors for any reason;

the founder shares are subject to certain transfer restrictions, as described in more detail below;

our initial shareholders and each member of our management team have entered into an agreement with us, pursuant to which they have agreed to (i) waive their redemption rights with respect to their founder shares (ii) waive their redemption rights with respect to their founder shares and public shares in connection with a shareholder vote to approve an amendment to our amended and restated memorandum and articles of association (A) that would modify the substance or timing of our obligation to provide holders of our Class A ordinary shares
 
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the right to have their shares redeemed in connection with our initial business combination or to redeem 100% of our public shares if we do not complete our initial business combination within 24 months from the closing of this offering or during any extended time that we have to consummate a business combination beyond 24 months as a result of a shareholder vote to amend our amended and restated memorandum and articles of association (an “Extension Period”) or (B) with respect to any other provision relating to the rights of holders of our Class A ordinary shares and (iii) waive their rights to liquidating distributions from the trust account with respect to any founder shares they hold if we fail to consummate an initial business combination within 24 months from the closing of this offering or during any Extension Period (although they will be entitled to liquidating distributions from the trust account with respect to any public shares they hold if we fail to complete our initial business combination within the prescribed time frame). If we seek shareholder approval, we will complete our initial business combination only if we obtain the approval of an ordinary resolution under Cayman Islands law, being the affirmative vote of a majority of the ordinary shares represented in person or by proxy and entitled to vote thereon and who vote at a general meeting. In such case, our initial shareholders and each member of our management team have agreed to vote their founder shares and public shares in favor of our initial business combination. As a result, in addition to our initial shareholders’ founder shares, we would need 10,500,001, or 35.0% (assuming all issued and outstanding shares are voted and the over-allotment option is not exercised), or 750,001, or 2.5% (assuming only the minimum number of shares representing a quorum are voted and the over-allotment option is not exercised), of the 30,000,000 public shares sold in this offering to be voted in favor of an initial business combination in order to have our initial business combination approved;

the founder shares will automatically convert into our Class A ordinary shares after our initial business combination, as described herein, but only to the extent certain triggering events occur prior to the 10th anniversary of our initial business combination including three equal triggering events based on our stock trading at $12.50, $15.00 and $17.50 per share following the first anniversary of the closing of our initial business combination and also upon specified strategic transactions, in each case, as described in this prospectus and in our amended and restated memorandum and articles of association; and

the founder shares are entitled to registration rights.
Transfer restrictions on founder shares
Except as described herein, our initial shareholders have agreed not to transfer, assign or sell any of their founder shares for any reason, other than to specified permitted transferees or subsequent to our initial business combination in connection with a liquidation, merger, capital stock exchange, reorganization or other similar transaction that results in all of our stockholders having the right to
 
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exchange their ordinary shares for cash, securities or other property; provided, that any Class A ordinary shares issued upon conversion of any Class B ordinary shares will not be subject to such restrictions on transfer (in each case except as described herein under the section of this prospectus entitled “Principal Shareholders — Restrictions on Transfers of Founder Shares”). We refer to such transfer restrictions throughout this prospectus as the lock-up.
Additionally, our founder shares will remain subject to forfeiture and transfer restrictions unless and until the trading price of our Class A ordinary shares certain price thresholds during specified periods of time following the closing of our initial business combination. See “Description of Securities — Founder Shares.”
Founder shares conversion and anti-dilution rights
If following the closing of our initial business combination and prior to the ten year anniversary of our initial business combination the closing price of our Class A ordinary shares equals or exceeds one or more of the share price targets described below, tranches of founder shares as set forth below for each such target achievement will automatically convert into Class A ordinary shares at a ratio such that the aggregate number of Class A ordinary shares issuable upon the conversion of all founder shares would equal, in the aggregate on an as-converted basis, approximately 5.8%, 11.5% or 23.1% (based on the triggering events discussed in more detail below) of the sum of (i) the total number of ordinary shares issued and outstanding upon completion of this offering, plus (ii) the total number of Class A ordinary shares 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 initial business combination, excluding any Class A ordinary shares or equity-linked securities exercisable for or convertible into Class A ordinary shares issued, deemed issued, or to be issued, to any seller in the initial business combination and any private placement warrants issued to our sponsor, any of its affiliates or any members of our management team upon conversion of working capital loans.:

25% of the founder shares at $12.50 per share (as adjusted for share sub-divisions, share capitalizations, reorganizations, recapitalizations and the like) for any 20 trading days within a 30- trading day period, or the First Price Vesting;

25% of the founder shares at $15.00 per share (as adjusted for share sub-divisions, share capitalizations, reorganizations, recapitalizations and the like) for any 20 trading days within a 30- trading day period, or the Second Price Vesting; and

50% of the founder shares at $17.50 per share (as adjusted for share sub-divisions, share capitalizations, reorganizations, recapitalizations and the like) for any 20 trading days within a 30- trading day period, or the Third Price Vesting.
For example, if following the consummation of our initial business combination the closing price of our Class A ordinary shares equals or exceeds $15.00 but does not exceed $17.50 for 20 trading days within a 30-trading day period, both the First Price Vesting and
 
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Second Price Vesting target achievements will be met, resulting in 50% of the Class B ordinary shares converting into Class A ordinary shares at a ratio such that the aggregate number of Class A ordinary shares issuable upon the conversion of all founder shares would equal, in the aggregate on an as-converted basis, approximately 11.5% of the sum of (i) the total number of ordinary shares issued and outstanding upon completion of this offering, plus (ii) the total number of Class A ordinary shares 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 initial business combination, excluding any Class A ordinary shares or equity-linked securities exercisable for or convertible into Class A ordinary shares issued, deemed issued, or to be issued, to any seller in the initial business combination and any private placement warrants issued to our sponsor, any of its affiliates or any members of our management team upon conversion of working capital loans.
In the event of any liquidation, merger, reorganization or other similar transaction consummated after our initial business combination and prior to the ten year anniversary of our initial business combination, which we refer to as a Strategic Transaction, that results in all of our public stockholders having the right to exchange their Class A ordinary shares for cash, securities or other property at an effective price of at least $12.00 per Class A ordinary share, all of the then-outstanding Class B ordinary shares converting into Class A ordinary shares at a ratio such that the aggregate number of Class A ordinary shares issuable upon the conversion of all founder shares would equal, in the aggregate on an as-converted basis, approximately 23.1% of the sum of (i) the total number of ordinary shares issued and outstanding upon completion of this offering, plus (ii) the total number of Class A ordinary shares 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 initial business combination, excluding any Class A ordinary shares or equity-linked securities exercisable for or convertible into Class A ordinary shares issued, deemed issued, or to be issued, to any seller in the initial business combination and any private placement warrants issued to our sponsor, any of its affiliates or any members of our management team upon conversion of working capital loans. If the effective price in such Strategic Transaction is less than $12.00 per Class A ordinary share, all of the then-outstanding Class B ordinary shares will be automatically forfeited.
Appointment of directors;
Voting rights
Prior to our initial business combination, only holders of our founder shares will have the right to vote on the appointment of directors. Holders of our public shares will not be entitled to vote on the appointment of directors during such time. In addition, prior to the completion of an initial business combination, holders of a majority of our founder shares may remove a member of the board of directors for any reason. These provisions of our amended and restated memorandum and articles of association may only be amended by a special resolution passed by not less than two-thirds of our ordinary shares who attend and vote at our general meeting
 
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which shall include the affirmative vote of a simple majority of our Class B ordinary shares. With respect to any other matter submitted to a vote of our shareholders, including any vote in connection with our initial business combination, except as required by law, holders of our founder shares and holders of our public shares will vote together as a single class, with each share entitling the holder to one vote.
Private placement warrants
Our sponsor has committed, pursuant to a written agreement, to purchase an aggregate of 18,666,667 private placement warrants (or 20,166,667 private placement warrants if the underwriter’s over-allotment option is exercised in full), each exercisable to purchase one Class A ordinary share at $20.00 per share, subject to adjustment, at a price of $0.60 per warrant ($11,200,000 in the aggregate or $12,100,000 if the underwriter’s over-allotment option is exercised in full), in a private placement that will close simultaneously with the closing of this offering. The private placement warrants will become exercisable 30 days after the completion of our initial business combination and will expire five years after the completion of our initial business combination or earlier upon our liquidation. The private placement warrants will be non-redeemable by us and exercisable on a cashless basis for so long as they are held by our sponsor or its permitted transferees (see “Description of Securities — Warrants — Private Placement Warrants”).
Transfer restrictions on private placement warrants
The private placement warrants (including the Class A ordinary shares issuable upon exercise of the private placement warrants) will not be transferable, assignable or salable until 30 days after the completion of our initial business combination, except as described herein under “Principal Shareholders-Transfers of Founder Shares and Private Placement Warrants.”
Cashless exercise of private placement warrants
If holders of private placement warrants elect to exercise them on a cashless basis, they would pay the exercise price by surrendering their warrants for that number of Class A ordinary shares equal to the quotient obtained by dividing (x) the product of the number of Class A ordinary shares underlying the warrants, multiplied by the excess of the “Sponsor fair market value” ​(defined below) over the exercise price of the warrants by (y) the Sponsor fair market value. The “Sponsor fair market value” shall mean the average reported closing price of the Class A ordinary shares for the 10 trading days ending on the third trading day prior to the date on which the notice of warrant exercise is sent to the warrant agent. The reason that we have agreed that these warrants will be exercisable on a cashless basis so long as they are held by the sponsor or its permitted transferees is because it is not known at this time whether they will be affiliated with us following a business combination. If they remain affiliated with us, their ability to sell our securities in the open market will be significantly limited. We expect to have policies in place that restrict insiders from selling our securities except during specific periods.
None of the private placement warrants will be redeemable by us.
 
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Proceeds to be held in trust account
All of the proceeds we will receive from this offering and the sale of the private placement warrants described in this prospectus, $300,000,000, or $345,000,000 if the underwriter’s over-allotment option is exercised in full ($10.00 per unit in either case), will be deposited into a segregated trust account located in the United States with Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company acting as trustee. The proceeds to be placed in the trust account include $10,500,000, or $12,075,000 if the underwriter’s over-allotment option is exercised in full, in deferred underwriting commissions.
Except with respect to interest earned on the funds held in the trust account that may be released to us to pay our income taxes, if any, our amended and restated memorandum and articles of association, as discussed below and subject to the requirements of law and regulation, will provide that the proceeds from this offering and the sale of the private placement warrants held in the trust account will not be released from the trust account (1) to us, until the completion of our initial business combination, or (2) to our public shareholders, until the earliest of (a) the completion of our initial business combination, and then only in connection with those Class A ordinary shares that such shareholders properly elected to redeem, subject to the limitations described herein, (b) the redemption of any public shares properly tendered in connection with a shareholder vote to amend our amended and restated memorandum and articles of association (A) to modify the substance or timing of our obligation to provide holders of our Class A ordinary shares the right to have their shares redeemed in connection with our initial business combination or to redeem 100% of our public shares if we do not complete our initial business combination within 24 months from the closing of this offering or (B) with respect to any other provision relating to the rights of holders of our Class A ordinary shares, and (c) the redemption of our public shares if we have not consummated our business combination within 24 months from the closing of this offering, subject to applicable law. Public shareholders who redeem their Class A ordinary shares in connection with a shareholder vote described in clause (b) in the preceding sentence shall not be entitled to funds from the trust account upon the subsequent completion of an initial business combination or liquidation if we have not consummated an initial business combination within 24 months from the closing of this offering, with respect to such Class A ordinary shares so redeemed. The proceeds deposited in the trust account could become subject to the claims of our creditors, if any, which could have priority over the claims of our public shareholders.
Anticipated expenses and funding sources
Except as described above with respect to the payment of taxes, unless and until we complete our initial business combination, no proceeds held in the trust account will be available for our use. The proceeds held in the trust account will be invested only in U.S. government treasury obligations with a maturity of 185 days or less or in money market funds meeting certain conditions under Rule 2a-7 under the Investment Company Act which invest only in direct U.S. government treasury obligations. Assuming an interest rate of 0.20% per year, we estimate the interest earned on the trust account will be approximately $600,000 per year; however, we can
 
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provide no assurances regarding this amount. Unless and until we complete our initial business combination, we may pay our expenses only from:

the net proceeds of this offering and the sale of the private placement warrants not held in the trust account, which will be approximately $2,550,000 in working capital after the payment of approximately $2,650,000 in expenses relating to this offering; and

any loans or additional investments from our sponsor or an affiliate of our sponsor or certain of our officers and directors, although they are under no obligation to advance funds to us in such circumstances, and

provided any such loans will not have any claim on the proceeds held in the trust account unless such proceeds are released to us upon completion of our initial business combination.
Conditions to completing our initial business combination
So long as our securities are then listed on the Nasdaq, our initial business combination must occur with one or more target businesses that together have an aggregate fair market value of at least 80% of the net assets held in the trust account (excluding the deferred underwriting commissions and taxes payable on the interest earned on the trust account) at the time of signing a definitive agreement in connection with our initial business combination. If our board of directors is not able to independently determine the fair market value of the target business or businesses, we will obtain an opinion from an independent investment banking firm or another independent entity that commonly renders valuation opinions with respect to the satisfaction of such criteria. Our shareholders may not be provided with a copy of such opinion nor will they be able to rely on such opinion. If our securities are not then listed on the Nasdaq for whatever reason, we would no longer be required to meet the foregoing 80% of net asset test. Additionally, pursuant to Nasdaq rules, any initial business combination must be approved by a majority of our independent directors.
We may structure our initial business combination such that the post-transaction company owns or acquires less than 100% of such interests or assets of the target business in order to meet certain objectives of the target management team or shareholders . However, we will complete our initial business combination only if the post-business combination company in which our public shareholders own shares will own or acquire 50% or more of the outstanding voting securities of the target or is otherwise not required to register as an investment company under the Investment Company Act. Even if the post-business combination company owns or acquires 50% or more of the voting securities of the target, our shareholders prior to our initial business combination may collectively own a minority interest in the post-business combination company, depending on valuations ascribed to the target and us in the business combination transaction. If less than 100% of the equity interests or assets of a target business or businesses are owned or acquired by the post-business combination company, the portion of such business or businesses that is owned or acquired is what will be valued for
 
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purposes of the 80% of net assets test, provided that in the event that the business combination involves more than one target business, the 80% of net assets test will be based on the aggregate value of all of the target businesses and we will treat the target businesses together as the initial business combination for purposes of a tender offer or for seeking shareholder approval, as applicable.
Permitted purchases and other transactions with
respect to our securities
If we seek shareholder approval of our initial business combination and we do not conduct redemptions in connection with our initial business combination pursuant to the tender offer rules, our sponsor, directors, executive officers, advisors or their affiliates may purchase public shares or warrants in privately negotiated transactions or in the open market either prior to or following the completion of our initial business combination. Additionally, at any time at or prior to our initial business combination, subject to applicable securities laws (including with respect to material nonpublic information), our sponsor, directors, executive officers, advisors or their affiliates may enter into transactions with investors and others to provide them with incentives to acquire public shares, vote their public shares in favor of our initial business combination or not redeem their public shares. However, they have no current commitments, plans or intentions to engage in such transactions and have not formulated any terms or conditions for any such transactions. None of the funds held in the trust account will be used to purchase public shares or warrants in such transactions. If they engage in such transactions, they will be restricted from making any such purchases when they are in possession of any material nonpublic information not disclosed to the seller or if such purchases are prohibited by Regulation M under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”). We do not currently anticipate that such purchases, if any, would constitute a tender offer subject to the tender offer rules under the Exchange Act or a going-private transaction subject to the going-private rules under the Exchange Act; however, if the purchasers determine at the time of any such purchases that the purchases are subject to such rules, the purchasers will comply with such rules. Any such purchases will be reported pursuant to Section 13 and Section 16 of the Exchange Act to the extent such purchasers are subject to such reporting requirements. See “Proposed Business — Permitted Purchases and Other Transactions with Respect to Our Securities” for a description of how our sponsor, directors, executive officers, advisors or their affiliates will select which shareholders to purchase securities from in any private transaction. The purpose of any such transaction could be to (1) vote in favor of the business combination and thereby increase the likelihood of obtaining shareholder approval of the business combination, (2) reduce the number of public warrants outstanding or vote such warrants on any matters submitted to the warrant holders for approval in connection with our initial business combination or (3) satisfy a closing condition in an agreement with a target that requires us to have a minimum net worth or a certain amount of cash at the closing of our initial business combination, where it appears that such requirement would otherwise not be met. Any such purchases of our securities may result in the completion of our initial business combination that may not otherwise have been
 
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possible. In addition, if such purchases are made, the public “float” of our Class A ordinary shares or public warrants may be reduced and the number of beneficial holders of our securities may be reduced, which may make it difficult to maintain or obtain the quotation, listing or trading of our securities on a national securities exchange.
Redemption rights
for public shareholders upon
completion of our initial business combination
We will provide our public shareholders with the opportunity to redeem all or a portion of their Class A ordinary shares upon the completion of our initial business combination at a per-share price, payable in cash, equal to 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 us to pay our income taxes, if any, divided by the number of then-outstanding public shares, subject to the limitations described herein. The amount in the trust account is initially anticipated to be $10.00 per public share. The per share amount we will distribute to investors who properly redeem their shares will not be reduced by the deferred underwriting commissions we will pay to the underwriters. The redemption rights will include the requirement that a beneficial holder must identify itself in order to validly redeem its shares. There will be no redemption rights upon the completion of our initial business combination with respect to our warrants. Further, we will not proceed with redeeming our public shares, even if a public shareholder has properly elected to redeem its shares, if a business combination does not close. Our initial shareholders and each member of our management team have entered into an agreement with us, pursuant to which they have agreed to waive their redemption rights with respect to any founder shares and public shares held by them in connection with (i) the completion of our initial business combination, and (ii) a shareholder vote to approve an amendment to our amended and restated memorandum and articles of association (A) that would modify the substance or timing of our obligation to provide holders of our Class A ordinary shares the right to have their shares redeemed in connection with our initial business combination or to redeem 100% of our public shares if we do not complete our initial business combination within 24 months from the closing of this offering or during any Extension Period or (B) with respect to any other provision relating to the rights of holders of our Class A ordinary shares.
Limitations on redemptions
Our amended and restated memorandum and articles of association provide that in no event will we redeem our public shares in an amount that would cause our net tangible assets to be less than $5,000,001 either prior to or upon consummation of an initial business combination (so that we do not then become subject to the SEC’s “penny stock” rules). However, a greater net tangible asset or cash requirement may be contained in the agreement relating to our initial business combination. For example, the proposed business combination may require: (i) cash consideration to be paid to the target or its owners, (ii) cash to be transferred to the target for working
 
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capital or other general corporate purposes or (iii) the retention of cash to satisfy other conditions in accordance with the terms of the proposed business combination. Furthermore, although we will not redeem shares in an amount that would cause our net tangible assets to fall below $5,000,001, we do not have a maximum redemption threshold based on the percentage of shares sold in this offering, as many blank check companies do. In the event the aggregate cash consideration we would be required to pay for all Class A ordinary shares that are validly submitted for redemption plus any amount required to satisfy cash conditions pursuant to the terms of the proposed business combination exceed the aggregate amount of cash available to us, we will not complete the business combination or redeem any shares, and all Class A ordinary shares submitted for redemption will be returned to the holders thereof, and we instead may search for an alternate business combination.
Manner of conducting redemptions
We will provide our public shareholders with the opportunity to redeem all or a portion of their public shares upon the completion of our initial business combination either (i) in connection with a general meeting called to approve the business combination or (ii) by means of a tender offer. The decision as to whether we will seek shareholder approval of a proposed business combination or conduct a tender offer will be made by us, solely in our 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 require us to seek shareholder approval under applicable law or stock exchange listing requirement. Asset acquisitions and share purchases would not typically require shareholder approval, while direct mergers with our company where we do not survive and any transactions where we issue more than 20% of our outstanding ordinary shares or seek to amend our amended and restated memorandum and articles of association would typically require shareholder approval. We currently intend to conduct redemptions in connection with a shareholder vote unless shareholder approval is not required by applicable law or stock exchange listing requirement or we choose to conduct redemptions pursuant to the tender offer rules of the SEC for business or other reasons.
If we hold a shareholder vote to approve our initial business combination, we will:

conduct the redemptions in conjunction with a proxy solicitation pursuant to Regulation 14A of the Exchange Act, which regulates the solicitation of proxies, and not pursuant to the tender offer rules; and

file proxy materials with the SEC.
If we seek shareholder approval, we will complete our initial business combination only if we obtain the approval of an ordinary resolution under Cayman Islands law, being the affirmative vote of a majority of the ordinary shares represented in person or by proxy and entitled to vote thereon and who vote at a general meeting. In such case, our initial shareholders and each member of our management team have agreed to vote their founder shares and public shares in favor of our initial business combination. As a result,
 
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in addition to our initial shareholders’ founder shares, we would need 10,500,001, or 35.0% (assuming all issued and outstanding shares are voted and the over-allotment option is not exercised), or 750,001, or 2.5% (assuming only the minimum number of shares representing a quorum are voted and the over-allotment option is not exercised), of the 30,000,000 public shares sold in this offering to be voted in favor of an initial business combination in order to have our initial business combination approved. Each public shareholder may elect to redeem their public shares irrespective of whether they vote for or against the proposed transaction or vote at all. Our amended and restated memorandum and articles of association require that at least five days’ notice will be given of any such general meeting.
If we conduct redemptions pursuant to the tender offer rules of the SEC, we will, pursuant to our amended and restated memorandum and articles of association:

conduct the redemptions pursuant to Rule 13e-4 and Regulation 14E of the Exchange Act, which regulate issuer tender offers; and

file tender offer documents with the SEC prior to completing our initial business combination which contain substantially the same financial and other information about the initial business combination and the redemption rights as is required under Regulation 14A of the Exchange Act, which regulates the solicitation of proxies.
Upon the public announcement of our initial business combination, if we elect to conduct redemptions pursuant to the tender offer rules, we and our sponsor will terminate any plan established in accordance with Rule 10b5-1 to purchase our Class A ordinary shares in the open market, in order to comply with Rule 14e-5 under the Exchange Act.
In the event we conduct redemptions pursuant to the tender offer rules, our offer to redeem will remain open for at least 20 business days, in accordance with Rule 14e-1(a) under the Exchange Act, and we will not be permitted to complete our initial business combination until the expiration of the tender offer period. In addition, the tender offer will be conditioned on public shareholders not tendering more than the number of public shares we are permitted to redeem. If public shareholders tender more shares than we have offered to purchase, we will withdraw the tender offer and not complete such initial business combination.
Limitation on redemption rights of shareholders holding more than 15% of the shares sold in this offering if we hold shareholder vote
Notwithstanding the foregoing redemption rights, if we seek shareholder approval of our initial business combination and we do not conduct redemptions in connection with our initial business combination pursuant to the tender offer rules, our amended and restated memorandum and articles of association provide that a public shareholder, together with any affiliate of such shareholder or any other person with whom such shareholder is acting in concert
 
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or as a “group” ​(as defined under Section 13 of the Exchange Act), will be restricted from redeeming its shares with respect to more than an aggregate of 15% of the shares sold in this offering, without our prior consent. We believe the restriction described above will discourage shareholders from accumulating large blocks of shares, and subsequent attempts by such holders to use their ability to redeem their shares as a means to force us or our management to purchase their shares at a significant premium to the then-current market price or on other undesirable terms. Absent this provision, a public shareholder holding more than an aggregate of 15% of the shares sold in this offering could threaten to exercise its redemption rights against a business combination if such holder’s shares are not purchased by us, our sponsor or our management at a premium to the then-current market price or on other undesirable terms. By limiting our shareholders’ ability to redeem to no more than 15% of the shares sold in this offering, we believe we will limit the ability of a small group of shareholders to unreasonably attempt to block our ability to complete our initial business combination, particularly in connection with a business combination with a target that requires as a closing condition that we have a minimum net worth or a certain amount of cash. However, we would not be restricting our shareholders’ ability to vote all of their shares (including all shares held by those shareholders that hold more than 15% of the shares sold in this offering) for or against our initial business combination.
Release of funds in trust account on closing of our initial business combination
On the completion of our initial business combination, the funds held in the trust account will be disbursed directly by the trustee to pay amounts due to any public shareholders who properly exercise their redemption rights as described above adjacent to the caption “Redemption rights for public shareholders upon completion of our initial business combination,” to pay the underwriters their deferred underwriting commissions, to pay all or a portion of the consideration payable to the target or owners of the target of our initial business combination and to pay other expenses associated with our initial business combination. If our initial business combination is paid for using equity or debt or not all of the funds released from the trust account are used for payment of the consideration in connection with our initial business combination or the redemption of our public shares, we may apply the balance of the cash released to us from the trust account for general corporate purposes, including for maintenance or expansion of operations of post-transaction businesses, the payment of principal or interest due on indebtedness incurred in completing our initial business combination, to fund the purchase of other companies or for working capital.
Redemption of public shares and distribution and liquidation
if no initial business combination
Our amended and restated memorandum and articles of association provide that we will have only 24 months from the closing of this offering to consummate our initial business combination. If we have not consummated an initial business combination within 24 months from the closing of this offering, we will: (i) cease all operations except
 
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for the purpose 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 us to pay our income taxes, if any (less up to $100,000 of interest to pay dissolution expenses) divided by the number of the then-outstanding public shares, which redemption will completely extinguish public shareholders’ rights as shareholders (including the right to receive further liquidation distributions, if any); and (iii) as promptly as reasonably possible following such redemption, subject to the approval of our remaining shareholders and our board of directors, liquidate and dissolve, subject in the case of clauses (ii) and (iii), to our obligations under Cayman Islands law to provide for claims of creditors and the requirements of other applicable law. There will be no redemption rights or liquidating distributions with respect to our warrants, which will expire worthless if we fail to consummate an initial business combination within 24 months from the closing of this offering.
Our initial shareholders and each member of our management team have entered into an agreement with us, pursuant to which they have agreed to waive their rights to liquidating distributions from the trust account with respect to any founder shares they hold if we fail to consummate an initial business combination within 24 months from the closing of this offering or during any Extension Period (although they will be entitled to liquidating distributions from the trust account with respect to any public shares they hold if we fail to complete our initial business combination within the prescribed time frame).
The underwriters have agreed to waive their rights to their deferred underwriting commission held in the trust account in the event we do not consummate an initial business combination within 24 months from the closing of this offering or during any Extension Period and, in such event, such amounts will be included with the funds held in the trust account that will be available to fund the redemption of our public shares.
Our initial shareholders have agreed, pursuant to a written agreement with us, that they will not propose any amendment to our amended and restated memorandum and articles of association (A) that would modify the substance or timing of our obligation to provide holders of our Class A ordinary shares the right to have their shares redeemed in connection with our initial business combination or to redeem 100% of our public shares if we do not complete our initial business combination within 24 months from the closing of this offering or (B) with respect to any other provision relating to the rights of holders of our Class A ordinary shares; unless we provide our public shareholders with the opportunity to redeem their Class A ordinary shares upon approval of any such amendment 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 us to pay our income taxes, if any, divided by the number of the then-outstanding public shares, subject to the limitations described above adjacent to the caption “Limitations on redemptions.” For example,
 
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our board of directors may propose such an amendment if it determines that additional time is necessary to complete our initial business combination. In such event, we will conduct a proxy solicitation and distribute proxy materials pursuant to Regulation 14A of the Exchange Act seeking shareholder approval of such proposal and, in connection therewith, provide our public shareholders with the redemption rights described above upon shareholder approval of such amendment. This redemption right shall apply in the event of the approval of any such amendment, whether proposed by our sponsor, any executive officer, director, or any other person.
Our amended and restated memorandum and articles of association provide that, if we wind up for any other reason prior to the consummation of our initial business combination, we will follow the foregoing procedures with respect to the liquidation of the trust account as promptly as reasonably possible but not more than ten business days thereafter, subject to applicable Cayman Islands law.
Limited payments to insiders
There will be no finder’s fees, reimbursements or cash payments made by the company to our sponsor, officers or directors, or their affiliates, for services rendered to us prior to or in connection with the completion of our initial business combination, other than the following payments, none of which will be made from the proceeds of this offering and the sale of the private placement warrants held in the trust account prior to the completion of our initial business combination:

Repayment of up to an aggregate of $300,000 in loans made to us by our sponsor to cover offering-related and organizational expenses;

Reimbursement for office space, secretarial and administrative services provided to us by an affiliate of our sponsor, in the amount of $10,000 per month;

Reimbursement for any out-of-pocket expenses related to identifying, investigating, negotiating and completing an initial business combination; and

Repayment of loans which may be made by our sponsor or an affiliate of our sponsor or certain of our officers and directors to finance transaction costs in connection with an intended initial business combination. Up to $2,000,000 of such loans may be convertible into warrants of the post-business combination entity at a price of $0.60 per warrant at the option of the lender. The warrants would be identical to the private placement warrants. Except for the foregoing, the terms of such loans, if any, have not been determined and no written agreements exist with respect to such loans.
Any such payments will be made either (i) prior to our initial business combination using proceeds of this offering and the sale of the private placement warrants held outside the trust account or from loans made to us by our sponsor or an affiliate of our sponsor or certain of our officers and directors or (ii) in connection with or after the consummation of our initial business combination.
 
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Audit Committee
We will establish and maintain an audit committee, which will be composed entirely of independent directors. Among its responsibilities, the audit committee will review on a quarterly basis all payments that were made by us to our sponsor, officers or directors, or their affiliates and monitor compliance with the other terms relating to this offering. If any noncompliance is identified, then the audit committee will be charged with the responsibility to promptly take all action necessary to rectify such noncompliance or otherwise to cause compliance with the terms of this offering. For more information, see the section entitled “Management — Committees of the Board of Directors — Audit Committee.”
Conflicts of Interest
General Catalyst and our officers and directors presently have, and any of them in the future may have additional, fiduciary and contractual duties to other entities. As a result, if any of General Catalyst or our officers or directors becomes aware of a business combination opportunity which is suitable for an entity to which he or she has then-current fiduciary or contractual obligations, then, subject to their fiduciary duties under Cayman Islands law, he or she will need to honor such fiduciary or contractual obligations to present such business combination opportunity to such entity, before we can pursue such opportunity. If these other entities decide to pursue any such opportunity, we may be precluded from pursuing the same. However, we do not expect these duties to materially affect our ability to identify and complete our initial business combination. Our amended and restated memorandum and articles of association provide that, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law: (i) no individual serving as a director or an officer shall have any duty, except and to the extent expressly assumed by contract, to refrain from engaging directly or indirectly in the same or similar business activities or lines of business as us; and (ii) we renounce any interest or expectancy in, or in being offered an opportunity to participate in, any potential transaction or matter which may be a corporate opportunity for any director or officer, on the one hand, and us, on the other.
In addition, General Catalyst, our sponsor, officers and directors may participate in, and our officers and directors have already participated in, the formation of other blank check companies prior to completion of our initial business combination, and any of our officers and directors may also become an officer or director of any of such other blank check companies. For example, Mr. Sotiriou is currently an officer of each of General Catalyst and its affiliated blank check companies, HAAC and RHAC, and may owe fiduciary duties to each of General Catalyst, HAAC and RHAC, any of which may compete with us for acquisition opportunities. In addition, General Catalyst and our sponsor, officers, and directors are not required to commit any specified amount of time or resources to our affairs and, accordingly, will have conflicts of interest in allocating management time and resources among various business activities, including identifying potential business combinations and monitoring the related due diligence.
To the extent any conflict of interest arises between, on the one hand, us and, on the other hand, special purpose acquisition companies, including HAAC and RHAC, entities managed by General Catalyst or entities to which any of our directors and officers
 
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may have a fiduciary duty (including, without limitation, arising as a result of certain of our founders, officers and directors being required to offer acquisition opportunities to such special purpose acquisition companies, including HAAC and RHAC, and other entities managed by General Catalyst or entities to which any of our directors and officers may have a fiduciary duty), General Catalyst and its affiliates will resolve such conflicts of interest in their sole discretion on a case-by-case basis in accordance with their then existing fiduciary, contractual and other duties and there can be no assurance that such conflict of interest will be resolved in our favor. We do not currently expect that General Catalyst or any such other blank check company would materially affect our ability to identify and pursue initial business combination opportunities or complete our initial business combination. Among other things, (i) our management team has significant experience in identifying and executing multiple acquisition opportunities simultaneously, (ii) we have no common directors with HAAC or RHAC and (iii) we are focused on opportunities in enterprise software whereas HAAC and RHAC are focused on businesses at the intersection of health care and technology.
 
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Summary of Risk Factors
An investment in our securities involves a high degree of risk. You should consider carefully all of the risks described below, together with the other information contained in this prospectus, before making a decision to invest in our units. If any of the following events occur, our business, financial condition and operating results may be materially adversely affected. In that event, the trading price of our securities could decline, and you could lose all or part of your investment. Such risks include, but are not limited to:

We are a recently incorporated company with no operating history and no revenues, and you have no basis on which to evaluate our ability to achieve our business objective.

Past performance by General Catalyst, our directors, our management team or any of their respective affiliates may not be indicative of future performance of an investment in us.

Certain of our directors and officers are now, and all of them may in the future become, affiliated with entities engaged in business activities similar to those intended to be conducted by us and, accordingly, may have conflicts of interest in determining to which entity a particular business opportunity should be presented.

Our shareholders may not be afforded an opportunity to vote on our proposed initial business combination, which means we may complete our initial business combination even though a majority of our shareholders do not support such a combination.

Your only opportunity to affect the investment decision regarding a potential business combination may be limited to the exercise of your right to redeem your shares from us for cash.

If we seek shareholder approval of our initial business combination, our initial shareholders and members of our management team have agreed to vote in favor of such initial business combination, regardless of how our public shareholders vote.

The ability of our public shareholders to redeem their shares for cash may make our financial condition unattractive to potential business combination targets, which may make it difficult for us to enter into a business combination with a target.

The ability of our public shareholders to exercise redemption rights with respect to a large number of our shares may not allow us to complete the most desirable business combination or optimize our capital structure.

The ability of our public shareholders to exercise redemption rights with respect to a large number of our shares could increase the probability that our initial business combination would be unsuccessful and that you would have to wait for liquidation in order to redeem your shares.

The requirement that we consummate an initial business combination within 24 months after the closing of this offering may give potential target businesses leverage over us in negotiating a business combination and may limit the time we have in which to conduct due diligence on potential business combination targets, in particular as we approach our dissolution deadline, which could undermine our ability to complete our initial business combination on terms that would produce value for our shareholders.
Our search for a business combination, and any target business with which we ultimately consummate a business combination, may be materially adversely affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and the status of debt and equity markets.
 
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SUMMARY FINANCIAL DATA
The following table summarizes the relevant financial data for our business and should be read with our financial statements, which are included in this prospectus. We have not had any significant operations to date, so only balance sheet data is presented.
February 26, 2021
Actual
As Adjusted(1)
Balance Sheet Data:
Working capital (deficiency)
$ (33,508) $ 302,561,492
Total assets
$ 356,492 $ 302,561,492
Total liabilities
$ 345,000 $ 37,073,334
Value of Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption
$ $ 260,488,150
Shareholders’ equity
$ 11,492 $ 5,000,008
(1)
The “as adjusted” information gives effect to the sale of the units we are offering and the sale of the private placement warrants, including the application of the related gross proceeds and the payment of the estimated remaining costs from such sale and the repayment of the accrued and other liabilities required to be repaid.
The “as adjusted” total assets amount includes the $300,000,000 to be held in the trust account, including the deferred underwriting discounts and commissions of $10,500,000, plus $2,550,000 in cash to be held outside the trust account, plus $20,000 of actual shareholders’ equity at February 26, 2021. If our initial business combination is not consummated, the funds held in the trust account, less amounts we are permitted to withdraw as described in this prospectus, will be distributed solely to our public shareholders.
 
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RISK FACTORS
An investment in our securities involves a high degree of risk. You should consider carefully all of the risks described below, together with the other information contained in this prospectus, before making a decision to invest in our units. If any of the following events occur, our business, financial condition and operating results may be materially adversely affected. In that event, the trading price of our securities could decline, and you could lose all or part of your investment.
We are a recently incorporated company with no operating history and no revenues, and you have no basis on which to evaluate our ability to achieve our business objective.
We are a recently exempted company, incorporated under the laws of the Cayman Islands with no operating results, and we will not commence operations until obtaining funding through this offering. Because we lack an operating history, you have no basis upon which to evaluate our ability to achieve our business objective of completing our initial business combination with one or more target businesses. We have no plans, arrangements or understandings with any prospective target business concerning a business combination and may be unable to complete our initial business combination. If we fail to complete our initial business combination, we will never generate any operating revenues.
Past performance by General Catalyst, our directors, our management team or any of their respective affiliates may not be indicative of future performance of an investment in us.
Information regarding performance is presented for informational purposes only. Any past experience or performance of General Catalyst, our directors, our management team or any of their respective affiliates is not a guarantee of either (i) our ability to successfully identify and execute a transaction or (ii) success with respect to any business combination that we may consummate. You should not rely on the historical record of General Catalyst, our directors, our management team or any of their respective affiliates as indicative of the future performance of an investment in us or the returns we will, or are likely to, generate going forward. In addition, General Catalyst advises funds and accounts which have investment mandates that overlap with ours and therefore may compete for investment opportunities with us, and General Catalyst will not be obligated to present any investment opportunities to us over the funds and accounts it manages. Senior management of General Catalyst will spend a vast majority, if not substantially all, of their business time on their other duties, including to the investment management clients of General Catalyst.
Certain of our directors and officers are now, and all of them may in the future become, affiliated with entities engaged in business activities similar to those intended to be conducted by us and, accordingly, may have conflicts of interest in determining to which entity a particular business opportunity should be presented.
Following the completion of this offering and until we consummate our initial business combination, we intend to engage in the business of identifying and combining with one or more businesses. Our sponsor and directors and officers are, or may in the future become, affiliated with entities that are engaged in a similar business. For example, Mr. Sotiriou is currently an officer of each of HAAC and RHAC, each of which are blank check companies incorporated for the purpose of effecting their own initial business combination. HAAC completed its initial public offering in November 2020, in which it sold 52,500,000 SAILSM securities, each consisting of one share of HAAC Class A common stock and one-fourth of one warrant for one share of HAAC Class A common stock, for an offering price of $10.00 per SAILSM security, generating aggregate proceeds of $525,000,000. RHAC completed its initial public offering in March 2021, in which it sold 55,000,000 SAILSM securities, each consisting of one share of RHAC Class A common stock and one-fifth of one warrant for one share of RHAC Class A common stock, for an offering price of $10.00 per SAILSM security, generating aggregate proceeds of $550,000,000. Mr. Sotiriou owes fiduciary duties under Delaware law to HAAC and RHAC. Our sponsor and directors and officers are also not prohibited from sponsoring, investing or otherwise becoming involved with, any other blank check companies, including in connection with their initial business combinations, prior to us completing our initial business combination. Moreover, certain of our directors and officers have time and attention requirements for investment funds of which affiliates of our sponsor are the investment managers.
Our directors and officers also may become aware of business opportunities which may be appropriate for presentation to us and the other entities to which they owe certain fiduciary or contractual duties.
 
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Accordingly, they may have conflicts of interest in determining to which entity a particular business opportunity should be presented. These conflicts may not be resolved in our favor and a potential target business may be presented by our directors and officers to other entities prior to its presentation to us, subject to their fiduciary duties under applicable law. To the extent any conflict of interest arises between, on the one hand, us and, on the other hand, blank check companies, including HAAC and RHAC, entities managed by General Catalyst or entities to which any of our directors and officers may have a fiduciary duty (including, without limitation, arising as a result of certain of our founders, officers and directors being required to offer acquisition opportunities to such blank check companies, including HAAC and RHAC, and other entities managed by General Catalyst or entities to which any of our directors and officers may have a fiduciary duty), General Catalyst and its affiliates will resolve such conflicts of interest in their sole discretion in accordance with their then existing fiduciary, contractual and other duties and there can be no assurance that such conflict of interest will be resolved in our favor.
Our amended and restated memorandum and articles of association provide that, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law: (i) no individual serving as a director or an officer shall have any duty, except and to the extent expressly assumed by contract, to refrain from engaging directly or indirectly in the same or similar business activities or lines of business as us; and (ii) we renounce any interest or expectancy in, or in being offered an opportunity to participate in, any potential transaction or matter which may be a corporate opportunity for any director or officer, on the one hand, and us, on the other.
Our shareholders may not be afforded an opportunity to vote on our proposed initial business combination, which means we may complete our initial business combination even though a majority of our shareholders do not support such a combination.
We may choose not to hold a shareholder vote before we complete our initial business combination if the business combination would not require shareholder approval under applicable law or stock exchange listing requirement. For instance, if we were seeking to acquire a target business where the consideration we were paying in the transaction was all cash, we would typically not be required to seek shareholder approval to complete such a transaction. Except for as required by applicable law or stock exchange listing requirement, the decision as to whether we will seek shareholder approval of a proposed business combination or will allow shareholders to sell their shares to us in a tender offer will be made by us, solely in our 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 us to seek shareholder approval. Accordingly, we may complete our initial business combination even if holders of a majority of our issued and outstanding ordinary shares do not approve of the business combination we complete.
Please see the section entitled “Proposed Business — Shareholders May Not Have the Ability to Approve Our Initial Business Combination” for additional information.
Your only opportunity to affect the investment decision regarding a potential business combination may be limited to the exercise of your right to redeem your shares from us for cash.
At the time of your investment in us, you will not be provided with an opportunity to evaluate the specific merits or risks of any target businesses. Since our board of directors may complete a business combination without seeking shareholder approval, public shareholders may not have the right or opportunity to vote on the business combination, unless we seek such shareholder approval. Accordingly, your only opportunity to affect the investment decision regarding a potential business combination may be limited to exercising your redemption rights within the period of time (which will be at least 20 business days) set forth in our tender offer documents mailed to our public shareholders in which we describe our initial business combination.
If we seek shareholder approval of our initial business combination, our initial shareholders and members of our management team have agreed to vote in favor of such initial business combination, regardless of how our public shareholders vote.
Our initial shareholders will own, on an as-converted basis, approximately 23.1% of our outstanding ordinary shares immediately following the completion of this offering.
 
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Our initial shareholders and members of our management team also may from time to time purchase Class A ordinary shares prior to our initial business combination. Our amended and restated memorandum and articles of association provide that, if we seek shareholder approval, we will complete our initial business combination only if we obtain the approval of an ordinary resolution under Cayman Islands law, being the affirmative vote of a majority of the ordinary shares represented in person or by proxy and entitled to vote thereon and who vote at a general meeting. As a result, in addition to our initial shareholders’ founder shares, we would need 10,500,001, or 35.0% (assuming all issued and outstanding shares are voted and the over-allotment option is not exercised) or 750,001, or 2.5% (assuming only the minimum number of shares representing a quorum are voted and the over-allotment option is not exercised), of the 30,000,000 public shares sold in this offering to be voted in favor of an initial business combination in order to have our initial business combination approved. Accordingly, if we seek shareholder approval of our initial business combination, the agreement by our initial shareholders and each member of our management team to vote in favor of our initial business combination will increase the likelihood that we will receive the requisite shareholder approval for such initial business combination.
The ability of our public shareholders to redeem their shares for cash may make our financial condition unattractive to potential business combination targets, which may make it difficult for us to enter into a business combination with a target.
We may seek to enter into a business combination transaction agreement with a prospective target that requires as a closing condition that we have a minimum net worth or a certain amount of cash. If too many public shareholders exercise their redemption rights, we would not be able to meet such closing condition and, as a result, would not be able to proceed with the business combination. Furthermore, in no event will we redeem our public shares in an amount that would cause our net tangible assets to be less than $5,000,001 either prior to or upon consummation of an initial business combination (so that we do not then become subject to the SEC’s “penny stock” rules). Consequently, if accepting all properly submitted redemption requests would cause our net tangible assets to be less than $5,000,001 either prior to or upon consummation of an initial business combination or such greater amount necessary to satisfy a closing condition as described above, we would not proceed with such redemption and the related business combination and may instead search for an alternate business combination. Prospective targets will be aware of these risks and, thus, may be reluctant to enter into a business combination transaction with us.
The ability of our public shareholders to exercise redemption rights with respect to a large number of our shares may not allow us to complete the most desirable business combination or optimize our capital structure.
At the time we enter into an agreement for our initial business combination, we will not know how many shareholders may exercise their redemption rights, and therefore will need to structure the transaction based on our expectations as to the number of shares that will be submitted for redemption. If a large number of shares are submitted for redemption, we may need to restructure the transaction to reserve a greater portion of the cash in the trust account or arrange for additional third-party financing. Raising additional third-party financing may involve dilutive equity issuances or the incurrence of indebtedness at higher than desirable levels. The above considerations may limit our ability to complete the most desirable business combination available to us or optimize our capital structure. The amount of the deferred underwriting commissions payable to the underwriters will not be adjusted for any shares that are redeemed in connection with an initial business combination. The per-share amount we will distribute to shareholders who properly exercise their redemption rights will not be reduced by the deferred underwriting commission and after such redemptions, the amount held in trust will continue to reflect our obligation to pay the entire deferred underwriting commissions.
The ability of our public shareholders to exercise redemption rights with respect to a large number of our shares could increase the probability that our initial business combination would be unsuccessful and that you would have to wait for liquidation in order to redeem your shares.
If our initial business combination agreement requires us to use a portion of the cash in the trust account to pay the purchase price, or requires us to have a minimum amount of cash at closing, the probability that our initial business combination would be unsuccessful is increased. If our initial business combination is unsuccessful, you would not receive your pro rata portion of the funds in the trust account
 
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until we liquidate the trust account. If you are in need of immediate liquidity, you could attempt to sell your shares in the open market; however, at such time our shares may trade at a discount to the pro rata amount per share in the trust account. In either situation, you may suffer a material loss on your investment or lose the benefit of funds expected in connection with our redemption until we liquidate or you are able to sell your shares in the open market.
The requirement that we consummate an initial business combination within 24 months after the closing of this offering may give potential target businesses leverage over us in negotiating a business combination and may limit the time we have in which to conduct due diligence on potential business combination targets, in particular as we approach our dissolution deadline, which could undermine our ability to complete our initial business combination on terms that would produce value for our shareholders.
Any potential target business with which we enter into negotiations concerning a business combination will be aware that we must consummate an initial business combination within 24 months from the closing of this offering. Consequently, such target business may obtain leverage over us in negotiating a business combination, knowing that if we do not complete our initial business combination with that particular target business, we may be unable to complete our initial business combination with any target business. This risk will increase as we get closer to the time frame described above. In addition, we may have limited time to conduct due diligence and may enter into our initial business combination on terms that we would have rejected upon a more comprehensive investigation.
Our search for a business combination, and any target business with which we ultimately consummate a business combination, may be materially adversely affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and the status of debt and equity markets.
On March 11, 2020 the World Health Organization classified the outbreak as a “pandemic.” The pandemic, together with resulting voluntary and U.S. federal and state and non-U.S. governmental actions, including, without limitation, mandatory business closures, public gathering limitations, restrictions on travel and quarantines, has meaningfully disrupted the global economy and markets. Although the long-term economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic is difficult to predict, it has and is expected to continue to have ongoing material adverse effects across many, if not all, aspects of the regional, national and global economy. The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted, and a significant outbreak of other infectious diseases could result, in a widespread health crisis that could adversely affect the economies and financial markets worldwide, and the business of any potential target business with which we consummate a business combination could be materially and adversely affected. Furthermore, we may be unable to complete a business combination if continued concerns relating to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to restrict travel, limit the ability to have meetings with potential investors or the target company’s personnel, vendors and services providers are unavailable to negotiate and consummate a transaction in a timely manner. The extent to which the COVID-19 pandemic impacts our search for a business combination will depend on future developments, which are highly uncertain and cannot be predicted, including new information which may emerge concerning the severity of COVID-19 and the actions to contain COVID-19 or treat its impact, among others. While vaccines for COVID-19 are being, and have been developed, there is no guarantee that any such vaccine will be durable and effective consistent with current expectations and we expect it will take significant time before the vaccines are available and accepted on a significant scale. If the disruptions posed by the COVID-19 pandemic or other matters of global concern continue for an extensive period of time, our ability to consummate a business combination, or the operations of a target business with which we ultimately consummate a business combination, may be materially adversely affected.
In addition, our ability to coordinate as a team or consummate a transaction may be dependent on the ability to raise equity and debt financing which may be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and other events, including as a result of increased market volatility, decreased market liquidity and third-party financing being unavailable on terms acceptable to us or at all.
We may not be able to consummate an initial business combination within 24 months after the closing of this offering, in which case we would cease all operations except for the purpose of winding up and we would redeem our public shares and liquidate.
We may not be able to find a suitable target business and consummate an initial business combination within 24 months after the closing of this offering. Our ability to complete our initial business combination
 
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may be negatively impacted by general market conditions, volatility in the capital and debt markets and the other risks described herein. For example, the outbreak of COVID-19 continues to grow both in the U.S. and globally and, while the extent of the impact of the outbreak on us will depend on future developments, it could limit our ability to complete our initial business combination, including as a result of increased market volatility, decreased market liquidity and third-party financing being unavailable on terms acceptable to us or at all. Additionally, the outbreak of COVID-19 may negatively impact businesses we may seek to acquire. If we have not consummated an initial business combination within such applicable time period, we will: (i) cease all operations except for the purpose 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 us to pay our income taxes, if any (less up to $100,000 of interest to pay dissolution expenses), divided by the number of the then-outstanding public shares, which redemption will completely extinguish public shareholders’ rights as shareholders (including the right to receive further liquidation distributions, if any); and (iii) as promptly as reasonably possible following such redemption, subject to the approval of our remaining shareholders and our board of directors, liquidate and dissolve, subject in the case of clauses (ii) and (iii), to our obligations under Cayman Islands law to provide for claims of creditors and the requirements of other applicable law. Our amended and restated memorandum and articles of association provide that, if we wind up for any other reason prior to the consummation of our initial business combination, we will follow the foregoing procedures with respect to the liquidation of the trust account as promptly as reasonably possible but not more than ten business days thereafter, subject to applicable Cayman Islands law. In either such case, our public shareholders may receive only $10.00 per public share, or less than $10.00 per public share, on the redemption of their shares, and our warrants will expire worthless. See “— If third parties bring claims against us, the proceeds held in the trust account could be reduced and the per-share redemption amount received by shareholders may be less than $10.00 per public share” and other risk factors herein.
If we seek shareholder approval of our initial business combination, our initial shareholders, directors, executive officers, advisors and their affiliates may elect to purchase public shares or warrants, which may influence a vote on a proposed business combination and reduce the public “float” of our Class A ordinary shares or public warrants.
If we seek shareholder approval of our initial business combination and we do not conduct redemptions in connection with our initial business combination pursuant to the tender offer rules, our sponsor, directors, executive officers, advisors or their affiliates may purchase public shares or warrants in privately negotiated transactions or in the open market either prior to or following the completion of our initial business combination, although they are under no obligation to do so. However, they have no current commitments, plans or intentions to engage in such transactions and have not formulated any terms or conditions for any such transactions. None of the funds in the trust account will be used to purchase public shares or warrants in such transactions.
In the event that our sponsor, directors, executive officers, advisors or their affiliates purchase shares in privately negotiated transactions from public shareholders who have already elected to exercise their redemption rights, such selling shareholders would be required to revoke their prior elections to redeem their shares. The purpose of any such transaction could be to (1) vote in favor of the business combination and thereby increase the likelihood of obtaining shareholder approval of the business combination, (2) reduce the number of public warrants outstanding or vote such warrants on any matters submitted to the warrant holders for approval in connection with our initial business combination or (3) satisfy a closing condition in an agreement with a target that requires us to have a minimum net worth or a certain amount of cash at the closing of our initial business combination, where it appears that such requirement would otherwise not be met. Any such purchases of our securities may result in the completion of our initial business combination that may not otherwise have been possible. In addition, if such purchases are made, the public “float” of our Class A ordinary shares or public warrants may be reduced and the number of beneficial holders of our securities may be reduced, which may make it difficult to maintain or obtain the quotation, listing or trading of our securities on a national securities exchange. Any such purchases will be reported pursuant to Section 13 and Section 16 of the Exchange Act to the extent such purchasers are subject to such reporting requirements. See “Proposed Business — Permitted Purchases and Other Transactions with Respect to Our
 
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Securities” for a description of how our sponsor, directors, executive officers, advisors or their affiliates will select which shareholders to purchase securities from in any private transaction.
If a shareholder fails to receive notice of our offer to redeem our public shares in connection with our initial business combination, or fails to comply with the procedures for tendering its shares, such shares may not be redeemed.
We will comply with the proxy rules or tender offer rules, as applicable, when conducting redemptions in connection with our initial business combination. Despite our compliance with these rules, if a shareholder fails to receive our proxy solicitation or tender offer materials, as applicable, such shareholder may not become aware of the opportunity to redeem its shares. In addition, the proxy solicitation or tender offer materials, as applicable, that we will furnish to holders of our public shares in connection with our initial business combination will describe the various procedures that must be complied with in order to validly redeem or tender public shares. In the event that a shareholder fails to comply with these procedures, its shares may not be redeemed. See “Proposed Business — Business Strategy — Effecting Our Initial Business Combination-Tendering Share Certificates in Connection with a Tender Offer or Redemption Rights.”
You will not have any rights or interests in funds from the trust account, except under certain limited circumstances. Therefore, to liquidate your investment, you may be forced to sell your public shares or warrants, potentially at a loss.
Our public shareholders will be entitled to receive funds from the trust account only upon the earliest to occur of: (i) our completion of an initial business combination, and then only in connection with those Class A ordinary shares that such shareholder properly elected to redeem, subject to the limitations described herein, (ii) the redemption of any public shares properly tendered in connection with a shareholder vote to amend our amended and restated memorandum and articles of association (A) to modify the substance or timing of our obligation to provide holders of our Class A ordinary shares the right to have their shares redeemed in connection with our initial business combination or to redeem 100% of our public shares if we do not complete our initial business combination within 24 months from the closing of this offering or (B) with respect to any other provision relating to the rights of holders of our Class A ordinary shares, and (iii) the redemption of our public shares if we have not consummated an initial business within 24 months from the closing of this offering, subject to applicable law and as further described herein. Public shareholders who redeem their Class A ordinary shares in connection with a shareholder vote described in clause (ii) in the preceding sentence shall not be entitled to funds from the trust account upon the subsequent completion of an initial business combination or liquidation if we have not consummated an initial business combination within 24 months from the closing of this offering, with respect to such Class A ordinary shares so redeemed. In no other circumstances will a public shareholder have any right or interest of any kind in the trust account. Holders of warrants will not have any right to the proceeds held in the trust account with respect to the warrants. Accordingly, to liquidate your investment, you may be forced to sell your public shares or warrants, potentially at a loss.
Nasdaq may delist our securities from trading on its exchange, which could limit investors’ ability to make transactions in our securities and subject us to additional trading restrictions.
We have been approved to have our units listed on Nasdaq on or promptly after the date of this prospectus and our Class A ordinary shares and warrants listed on or promptly after their date of separation. Although after giving effect to this offering we expect to meet, on a pro forma basis, the minimum initial listing standards set forth in the Nasdaq listing standards, our securities may not be listed on Nasdaq in the future or prior to our initial business combination. In order to continue listing our securities on Nasdaq prior to the completion of our initial business combination, we must maintain certain financial, distribution and share price levels. Generally, we must maintain a minimum amount in shareholders’ equity (generally $2,500,000) and a minimum number of holders of our securities (generally 300 public holders). Additionally, our units will not be traded after completion of our initial business combination and, in connection with our initial business combination, we will be required to demonstrate compliance with Nasdaq’s initial listing requirements, which are more rigorous than Nasdaq’s continued listing requirements, in order to continue to maintain the listing of our securities on Nasdaq. For instance, the share price of our securities would generally be required to be at least $4.00 per share and our shareholders’ equity would generally be required to
 
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be at least $4,000,000 and we would be required to have a minimum of 300 round lot holders (with at least 50% of such round lot holders holding securities with a market value of at least $2,500). We may not be able to meet those initial listing requirements at that time., especially if there are a significant number of redemptions in connection with our initial business combination.
If Nasdaq delists our securities from trading on its exchange and we are not able to list our securities on another national securities exchange, we expect our securities could be quoted on an over-the-counter market. If this were to occur, we could face significant material adverse consequences, including:

a limited availability of market quotations for our securities;

reduced liquidity for our securities;

a determination that our Class A ordinary shares are a “penny stock” which will require brokers trading in our Class A ordinary shares to adhere to more stringent rules and possibly result in a reduced level of trading activity in the secondary trading market for our securities;

a limited amount of news and analyst coverage; and

a decreased ability to issue additional securities or obtain additional financing in the future.
The National Securities Markets Improvement Act of 1996, which is a federal statute, prevents or preempts the states from regulating the sale of certain securities, which are referred to as “covered securities.” Because we expect that our units and eventually our Class A ordinary shares and warrants will be listed on Nasdaq, our units, Class A ordinary shares and warrants will qualify as covered securities under the statute. Although the states are preempted from regulating the sale of covered securities, the federal statute does allow the states to investigate companies if there is a suspicion of fraud, and, if there is a finding of fraudulent activity, then the states can regulate or bar the sale of covered securities in a particular case. While we are not aware of a state having used these powers to prohibit or restrict the sale of securities issued by blank check companies, other than the State of Idaho, certain state securities regulators view blank check companies unfavorably and might use these powers, or threaten to use these powers, to hinder the sale of securities of blank check companies in their states. Further, if we were no longer listed on Nasdaq, our securities would not qualify as covered securities under the statute and we would be subject to regulation in each state in which we offer our securities.
You will not be entitled to protections normally afforded to investors of many other blank check companies.
Since the net proceeds of this offering and the sale of the private placement warrants are intended to be used to complete an initial business combination with a target business that has not been selected, we may be deemed to be a “blank check” company under the United States securities laws. However, because we will have net tangible assets in excess of $5,000,000 upon the completion of this offering and the sale of the private placement warrants and will file a Current Report on Form 8-K, including an audited balance sheet demonstrating this fact, we are exempt from rules promulgated by the SEC to protect investors in blank check companies, such as Rule 419. Accordingly, investors will not be afforded the benefits or protections of those rules. Among other things, this means our units will be immediately tradable and we will have a longer period of time to complete our initial business combination than do companies subject to Rule 419. Moreover, if this offering were subject to Rule 419, that rule would prohibit the release of any interest earned on funds held in the trust account to us unless and until the funds in the trust account were released to us in connection with our completion of an initial business combination. For a more detailed comparison of our offering to offerings that comply with Rule 419, please see “Proposed Business —Comparison of This Offering to Those of Blank Check Companies Subject to Rule 419.”
If we seek shareholder approval of our initial business combination and we do not conduct redemptions pursuant to the tender offer rules, and if you or a “group” of shareholders are deemed to hold in excess of 15% of our Class A ordinary shares, you will lose the ability to redeem all such shares in excess of 15% of our Class A ordinary shares.
If we seek shareholder approval of our initial business combination and we do not conduct redemptions in connection with our initial business combination pursuant to the tender offer rules, our amended and restated memorandum and articles of association provide that a public shareholder, together with any affiliate
 
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of such shareholder or any other person with whom such shareholder is acting in concert or as a “group” (as defined under Section 13 of the Exchange Act), will be restricted from redeeming its shares with respect to more than an aggregate of 15% of the shares sold in this offering, which we refer to as the “Excess Shares,” without our prior consent. However, we would not be restricting our shareholders’ ability to vote all of their shares (including Excess Shares) for or against our initial business combination. Your inability to redeem the Excess Shares will reduce your influence over our ability to complete our initial business combination and you could suffer a material loss on your investment in us if you sell Excess Shares in open market transactions. Additionally, you will not receive redemption distributions with respect to the Excess Shares if we complete our initial business combination. And as a result, you will continue to hold that number of shares exceeding 15% and, in order to dispose of such shares, would be required to sell your shares in open market transactions, potentially at a loss.
Because of our limited resources and the significant competition for business combination opportunities, it may be more difficult for us to complete our initial business combination. If we have not consummated our initial business combination within the required time period, our public shareholders may receive only approximately $10.00 per public share, or less in certain circumstances, on the liquidation of our trust account and our warrants will expire worthless.
We expect to encounter intense competition from other entities having a business objective similar to ours, including private investors (which may be individuals or investment partnerships), other blank check companies and other entities, domestic and international, competing for the types of businesses we intend to acquire. Many of these individuals and entities are well established and have extensive experience in identifying and effecting, directly or indirectly, acquisitions of companies operating in or providing services to various industries. Many of these competitors possess greater technical, human and other resources or more local industry knowledge than we do and our financial resources will be relatively limited when contrasted with those of many of these competitors. While we believe there are numerous target businesses we could potentially acquire with the net proceeds of this offering and the sale of the private placement warrants, our ability to compete with respect to the acquisition of certain target businesses that are sizable will be limited by our available financial resources. This inherent competitive limitation gives others an advantage in pursuing the acquisition of certain target businesses. Furthermore, we are obligated to offer holders of our public shares the right to redeem their shares for cash at the time of our initial business combination in conjunction with a shareholder vote or via a tender offer. Target companies will be aware that this may reduce the resources available to us for our initial business combination. Any of these obligations may place us at a competitive disadvantage in successfully negotiating a business combination. If we have not consummated our initial business combination within the required time period, our public shareholders may receive only approximately $10.00 per public share, or less in certain circumstances, on the liquidation of our trust account and our warrants will expire worthless. See “— If third parties bring claims against us, the proceeds held in the trust account could be reduced and the per-share redemption amount received by shareholders may be less than $10.00 per public share” and other risk factors herein.
If the net proceeds of this offering and the sale of the private placement warrants not being held in the trust account are insufficient to allow us to operate for the 24 months following the closing of this offering, it could limit the amount available to fund our search for a target business or businesses and our ability to complete our initial business combination, and we will depend on loans from our sponsor, its affiliates or members of our management team to fund our search and to complete our initial business combination.
Of the net proceeds of this offering and the sale of the private placement warrants, only approximately $2,550,000 will be available to us initially outside the trust account to fund our working capital requirements. We believe that, upon the closing of this offering, the funds available to us outside of the trust account, together with funds available from loans from our sponsor, its affiliates or members of our management team will be sufficient to allow us to operate for at least the 24 months following the closing of this offering; however, we cannot assure you that our estimate is accurate, and our sponsor, its affiliates or members of our management team are under no obligation to advance funds to us in such circumstances. Of the funds available to us, we expect to use a portion of the funds available to us to pay fees to consultants to assist us with our search for a target business. We could also use a portion of the funds as a down payment or to fund a “no-shop” provision (a provision in letters of intent designed to keep target businesses from “shopping” around for transactions with other companies or investors on terms more favorable to such target businesses)
 
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with respect to a particular proposed business combination, although we do not have any current intention to do so. If we entered into a letter of intent where we paid for the right to receive exclusivity from a target business and were subsequently required to forfeit such funds (whether as a result of our breach or otherwise), we might not have sufficient funds to continue searching for, or conduct due diligence with respect to, a target business.
In the event that our offering expenses exceed our estimate of $2,650,000, we may fund such excess with funds not to be held in the trust account. In such case, unless funded by the proceeds of loans available from our sponsor, its affiliates or members of our management team the amount of funds we intend to be held outside the trust account would decrease by a corresponding amount. Conversely, in the event that the offering expenses are less than our estimate of $2,650,000, the amount of funds we intend to be held outside the trust account would increase by a corresponding amount. The amount held in the trust account will not be impacted as a result of such increase or decrease. If we are required to seek additional capital, we would need to borrow funds from our sponsor, its affiliates, members of our management team or other third parties to operate or may be forced to liquidate. Neither our sponsor, members of our management team nor their affiliates is under any obligation to us in such circumstances. Any such advances may be repaid only from funds held outside the trust account or from funds released to us upon completion of our initial business combination. Up to $2,000,000 of such loans may be convertible into warrants of the post-business combination entity at a price of $0.60 per warrant at the option of the lender. The warrants would be identical to the private placement warrants. Prior to the completion of our initial business combination, we do not expect to seek loans from parties other than our sponsor, its affiliates or members of our management team as we do not believe third parties will be willing to loan such funds and provide a waiver against any and all rights to seek access to funds in our trust account. If we have not consummated our initial business combination within the required time period because we do not have sufficient funds available to us, we will be forced to cease operations and liquidate the trust account. Consequently, our public shareholders may only receive an estimated $10.00 per public share, or possibly less, on our redemption of our public shares, and our warrants will expire worthless. See “— If third parties bring claims against us, the proceeds held in the trust account could be reduced and the per-share redemption amount received by shareholders may be less than $10.00 per public share” and other risk factors herein.
Subsequent to our completion of our initial business combination, we may be required to take write-downs or write-offs, restructuring and impairment or other charges that could have a significant negative effect on our financial condition, results of operations and the price of our securities, which could cause you to lose some or all of your investment.
Even if we conduct extensive due diligence on a target business with which we combine, we cannot assure you that this diligence will identify all material issues with a particular target business, that it would be possible to uncover all material issues through a customary amount of due diligence, or that factors outside of the target business and outside of our control will not later arise. As a result of these factors, we may be forced to later write-down or write-off assets, restructure our operations, or incur impairment or other charges that could result in our reporting losses. Even if our due diligence successfully identifies certain risks, unexpected risks may arise and previously known risks may materialize in a manner not consistent with our preliminary risk analysis. Even though these charges may be non-cash items and not have an immediate impact on our liquidity, the fact that we report charges of this nature could contribute to negative market perceptions about us or our securities. In addition, charges of this nature may cause us to violate net worth or other covenants to which we may be subject as a result of assuming pre-existing debt held by a target business or by virtue of our obtaining post-combination debt financing. Accordingly, any holders who choose to retain their securities following the business combination could suffer a reduction in the value of their securities. Such holders are unlikely to have a remedy for such reduction in value.
If third parties bring claims against us, the proceeds held in the trust account could be reduced and the per-share redemption amount received by shareholders may be less than $10.00 per public share.
Our placing of funds in the trust account may not protect those funds from third-party claims against us. Although we will seek to have all vendors, service providers (except for our independent registered accounting firm), prospective target businesses and other entities with which we do business execute agreements with us waiving any right, title, interest or claim of any kind in or to any monies held in the
 
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trust account for the benefit of our public shareholders, such parties may not execute such agreements, or even if they execute such agreements, they may not be prevented from bringing claims against the trust account, including, but not limited to, fraudulent inducement, breach of fiduciary responsibility or other similar claims, as well as claims challenging the enforceability of the waiver, in each case in order to gain advantage with respect to a claim against our assets, including the funds held in the trust account. If any third-party refuses to execute an agreement waiving such claims to the monies held in the trust account, our management will perform an analysis of the alternatives available to it and will only enter into an agreement with a third-party that has not executed a waiver if management believes that such third-party’s engagement would be significantly more beneficial to us than any alternative.
Examples of possible instances where we may engage a third-party that refuses to execute a waiver include the engagement of a third-party consultant whose particular expertise or skills are believed by management to be significantly superior to those of other consultants that would agree to execute a waiver or in cases where management is unable to find a service provider willing to execute a waiver. In addition, there is no guarantee that such entities will agree to waive any claims they may have in the future as a result of, or arising out of, any negotiations, contracts or agreements with us and will not seek recourse against the trust account for any reason. Upon redemption of our public shares, if we have not consummated an initial business combination within 24 months from the closing of this offering, or upon the exercise of a redemption right in connection with our initial business combination, we will be required to provide for payment of claims of creditors that were not waived that may be brought against us within the ten years following redemption. Accordingly, the per-share redemption amount received by public shareholders could be less than the $10.00 per public share initially held in the trust account, due to claims of such creditors. Pursuant to the letter agreement (the form of which is filed as an exhibit to the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part), our sponsor has agreed that it will be liable to us if and to the extent any claims by (A) a third-party (other than our independent auditors) for services rendered or products sold to us, or (B) a prospective target business with which we have discussed entering into a transaction agreement, reduce the amounts in the trust account to below the lesser of (i) $10.00 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 $10.00 per public share due to reductions in the value of the trust assets, in each case net of the interest that may be withdrawn to pay our tax obligations, provided that such liability will not apply to any claims by a third-party or prospective target business that executed a waiver of any and all rights to seek access to the trust account nor will it apply to any claims under our indemnity of the underwriters of this offering against certain liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act. Moreover, in the event that an executed waiver is deemed to be unenforceable against a third-party, our sponsor will not be responsible to the extent of any liability for such third-party claims.
However, we have not asked our sponsor to reserve for such indemnification obligations, nor have we independently verified whether our sponsor has sufficient funds to satisfy its indemnity obligations and we believe that our sponsor’s only assets are securities of our company. Therefore, we cannot assure you that our sponsor would be able to satisfy those obligations. As a result, if any such claims were successfully made against the trust account, the funds available for our initial business combination and redemptions could be reduced to less than $10.00 per public share. In such event, we may not be able to complete our initial business combination, and you would receive such lesser amount per share in connection with any redemption of your public shares. None of our officers or directors will indemnify us for claims by third parties including, without limitation, claims by vendors and prospective target businesses.
The securities in which we invest the proceeds held in the trust account could bear a negative rate of interest, which could reduce the interest income available for payment of taxes or reduce the value of the assets held in trust such that the per share redemption amount received by shareholders may be less than $10.00 per share.
The net proceeds of this offering and certain proceeds from the sale of the private placement warrants, in the amount of $300,000,000, will be held in an interest-bearing trust account. The proceeds held in the trust account may only be invested in direct U.S. Treasury obligations having a maturity of 185 days or less, or in certain money market funds which invest only in direct U.S. Treasury obligations. While short-term U.S. Treasury obligations currently yield a positive rate of interest, they have briefly yielded negative interest rates in recent years. Central banks in Europe and Japan pursued interest rates below zero in recent years, and the Open Market Committee of the Federal Reserve has not ruled out the possibility that it may in the
 
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future adopt similar policies in the United States. In the event of very low or negative yields, the amount of interest income (which we may withdraw to pay income taxes, if any) would be reduced. In the event that we are unable to complete our initial business combination, our public shareholders are entitled to receive their pro-rata share of the proceeds held in the trust account, plus any interest income. If the balance of the trust account is reduced below $300,000,000 as a result of negative interest rates, the amount of funds in the trust account available for distribution to our public shareholders may be reduced below $10.00 per share.
Our directors may decide not to enforce the indemnification obligations of our sponsor, resulting in a reduction in the amount of funds in the trust account available for distribution to our public shareholders.
In the event that the proceeds in the trust account are reduced below the lesser of (i) $10.00 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 $10.00 per public share due to reductions in the value of the trust assets, in each case net of the interest that may be withdrawn to pay our tax obligations, and our sponsor asserts that it is unable to satisfy its obligations or that it has no indemnification obligations related to a particular claim, our independent directors would determine whether to take legal action against our sponsor to enforce its indemnification obligations. While we currently expect that our independent directors would take legal action on our behalf against our sponsor to enforce its indemnification obligations to us, it is possible that our independent directors in exercising their business judgment and subject to their fiduciary duties may choose not to do so in any particular instance. If our independent directors choose not to enforce these indemnification obligations, the amount of funds in the trust account available for distribution to our public shareholders may be reduced below $10.00 per public share.
We may not have sufficient funds to satisfy indemnification claims of our directors and executive officers.
We have agreed to indemnify our officers and directors to the fullest extent permitted by law. However, our officers and directors have agreed to waive any right, title, interest or claim of any kind in or to any monies in the trust account and to not seek recourse against the trust account for any reason whatsoever (except to the extent they are entitled to funds from the trust account due to their ownership of public shares). Accordingly, any indemnification provided will be able to be satisfied by us only if (i) we have sufficient funds outside of the trust account or (ii) we consummate an initial business combination. Our obligation to indemnify our officers and directors may discourage shareholders from bringing a lawsuit against our officers or directors for breach of their fiduciary duty. These provisions also may have the effect of reducing the likelihood of derivative litigation against our officers and directors, even though such an action, if successful, might otherwise benefit us and our shareholders. Furthermore, a shareholder’s investment may be adversely affected to the extent we pay the costs of settlement and damage awards against our officers and directors pursuant to these indemnification provisions.
If, after we distribute the proceeds in the trust account to our public shareholders, we file a bankruptcy or winding-up petition or an involuntary bankruptcy or winding-up petition is filed against us that is not dismissed, a bankruptcy or insolvency court may seek to recover such proceeds, and the members of our board of directors may be viewed as having breached their fiduciary duties to our creditors, thereby exposing the members of our board of directors and us to claims of punitive damages.
If, after we distribute the proceeds in the trust account to our public shareholders, we file a bankruptcy or winding-up petition or an involuntary bankruptcy or winding-up petition is filed against us that is not dismissed, any distributions received by shareholders could be viewed under applicable debtor/creditor and/or bankruptcy or insolvency laws as either a “preferential transfer” or a “fraudulent conveyance.” As a result, a bankruptcy or insolvency court could seek to recover some or all amounts received by our shareholders. In addition, our board of directors may be viewed as having breached its fiduciary duty to our creditors and/or having acted in bad faith, thereby exposing itself and us to claims of punitive damages, by paying public shareholders from the trust account prior to addressing the claims of creditors.
If, before distributing the proceeds in the trust account to our public shareholders, we file a bankruptcy or winding-up petition or an involuntary bankruptcy or winding-up petition is filed against us that is not dismissed, the claims of creditors in such proceeding may have priority over the claims of our shareholders and the per-share amount that would otherwise be received by our shareholders in connection with our liquidation may be reduced.
If, before distributing the proceeds in the trust account to our public shareholders, we file a bankruptcy or winding-up petition or an involuntary bankruptcy or winding-up petition is filed against us that is not
 
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dismissed, the proceeds held in the trust account could be subject to applicable bankruptcy or insolvency law, and may be included in our bankruptcy or insolvency estate and subject to the claims of third parties with priority over the claims of our shareholders. To the extent any bankruptcy or insolvency claims deplete the trust account, the per-share amount that would otherwise be received by our shareholders in connection with our liquidation may be reduced.
If we are deemed to be an investment company under the Investment Company Act, we may be required to institute burdensome compliance requirements and our activities may be restricted, which may make it difficult for us to complete our initial business combination.
If we are deemed to be an investment company under the Investment Company Act, our activities may be restricted, including:

restrictions on the nature of our investments; and

restrictions on the issuance of securities,
each of which may make it difficult for us to complete our initial business combination.
In addition, we may have imposed upon us burdensome requirements, including:

registration as an investment company with the SEC;

adoption of a specific form of corporate structure; and

reporting, record keeping, voting, proxy and disclosure requirements and other rules and regulations that we are currently not subject to.
In order not to be regulated as an investment company under the Investment Company Act, unless we can qualify for an exclusion, we must ensure that we are engaged primarily in a business other than investing, reinvesting or trading of securities and that our activities do not include investing, reinvesting, owning, holding or trading “investment securities” constituting more than 40% of our assets (exclusive of U.S. government securities and cash items) on an unconsolidated basis. Our business will be to identify and complete a business combination and thereafter to operate the post-transaction business or assets for the long term. We do not plan to buy businesses or assets with a view to resale or profit from their resale. We do not plan to buy unrelated businesses or assets or to be a passive investor.
We do not believe that our anticipated principal activities will subject us to the Investment Company Act. To this end, the proceeds held in the trust account may only be invested in United States “government securities” within the meaning of Section 2(a)(16) of 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 which invest only in direct U.S. government treasury obligations. Pursuant to the trust agreement, the trustee is not permitted to invest in other securities or assets. By restricting the investment of the proceeds to these instruments, and by having a business plan targeted at acquiring and growing businesses for the long term (rather than on buying and selling businesses in the manner of a merchant bank or private equity fund), we intend to avoid being deemed an “investment company” within the meaning of the Investment Company Act. This offering is not intended for persons who are seeking a return on investments in government securities or investment securities. The trust account is intended as a holding place for funds pending the earliest to occur of either: (i) the completion of our initial business combination; (ii) the redemption of any public shares properly tendered in connection with a shareholder vote to amend our amended and restated memorandum and articles of association (A) to modify the substance or timing of our obligation to provide holders of our Class A ordinary shares the right to have their shares redeemed in connection with our initial business combination or to redeem 100% of our public shares if we do not complete our initial business combination within 24 months from the closing of this offering or (B) with respect to any other provision relating to the rights of holders of our Class A ordinary shares; or (iii) absent our completing an initial business combination within 24 months from the closing of this offering, our return of the funds held in the trust account to our public shareholders as part of our redemption of the public shares. If we do not invest the proceeds as discussed above, we may be deemed to be subject to the Investment Company Act. If we were deemed to be subject to the Investment Company Act, compliance with these additional regulatory burdens would require additional expenses for which we have not allotted
 
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funds and may hinder our ability to complete a business combination. If we have not consummated our initial business combination within the required time period, our public shareholders may receive only approximately $10.00 per public share, or less in certain circumstances, on the liquidation of our trust account and our warrants will expire worthless.
Changes in laws or regulations, or a failure to comply with any laws and regulations, may adversely affect our business, including our ability to negotiate and complete our initial business combination, and results of operations.
We are subject to laws and regulations enacted by national, regional and local governments. In particular, we will be required to comply with certain SEC and other legal requirements. Compliance with, and monitoring of, applicable laws and regulations may be difficult, time consuming and costly. Those laws and regulations and their interpretation and application may also change from time to time and those changes could have a material adverse effect on our business, investments and results of operations. In addition, a failure to comply with applicable laws or regulations, as interpreted and applied, could have a material adverse effect on our business, including our ability to negotiate and complete our initial business combination, and results of operations.
If we have not consummated an initial business combination within 24 months from the closing of this offering, our public shareholders may be forced to wait beyond such 24 months before redemption from our trust account.
If we have not consummated an initial business combination within 24 months from the closing of this offering, the proceeds then on deposit in the trust account, including interest earned on the funds held in the trust account and not previously released to us to pay our income taxes, if any (less up to $100,000 of interest to pay dissolution expenses), will be used to fund the redemption of our public shares, as further described herein. Any redemption of public shareholders from the trust account will be effected automatically by function of our amended and restated memorandum and articles of association prior to any voluntary winding up. If we are required to wind up, liquidate the trust account and distribute such amount therein, pro rata, to our public shareholders, as part of any liquidation process, such winding up, liquidation and distribution must comply with the applicable provisions of the Companies Act. In that case, investors may be forced to wait beyond 24 months from the closing of this offering before the redemption proceeds of our trust account become available to them, and they receive the return of their pro rata portion of the proceeds from our trust account. We have no obligation to return funds to investors prior to the date of our redemption or liquidation unless, prior thereto, we consummate our initial business combination or amend certain provisions of our amended and restated memorandum and articles of association, and only then in cases where investors have sought to redeem their Class A ordinary shares. Only upon our redemption or any liquidation will public shareholders be entitled to distributions if we do not complete our initial business combination and do not amend certain provisions of our amended and restated memorandum and articles of association. Our amended and restated memorandum and articles of association provide that, if we wind up for any other reason prior to the consummation of our initial business combination, we will follow the foregoing procedures with respect to the liquidation of the trust account as promptly as reasonably possible but not more than ten business days thereafter, subject to applicable Cayman Islands law.
Our initial shareholders may receive additional Class A ordinary shares in connection with our initial business combination, if our Class A ordinary shares trade at certain specified price levels following our initial business combination and if a specified strategic transaction occurs following our initial business combination.
If following the closing of our initial business combination and prior to the ten year anniversary of our initial business combination the closing price of our Class A ordinary shares equals or exceeds one or more of the share price targets described below, tranches of founder shares as set forth below for each such target achievement will automatically convert into Class A ordinary shares at a ratio such that the aggregate number of Class A ordinary shares issuable upon the conversion of all founder shares would equal, in the aggregate on an as-converted basis, approximately 5.8%, 11.5% or 23.1% (based on the triggering events discussed in more detail below) of the sum of (i) the total number of ordinary shares issued and outstanding upon completion of this offering, plus (ii) the total number of Class A ordinary shares issued or deemed issued or issuable upon conversion or exercise of any equity-linked securities or rights issued or deemed
 
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issued, by the Company in connection with or in relation to the consummation of the initial business combination, excluding any Class A ordinary shares or equity-linked securities exercisable for or convertible into Class A ordinary shares issued, deemed issued, or to be issued, to any seller in the initial business combination and any private placement warrants issued to our sponsor, any of its affiliates or any members of our management team upon conversion of working capital loans.:

25% of the founder shares at $12.50 per share (as adjusted for share sub-divisions, share capitalizations, reorganizations, recapitalizations and the like) for any 20 trading days within a 30- trading day period, or the First Price Vesting;

25% of the founder shares at $15.00 per share (as adjusted for share sub-divisions, share capitalizations, reorganizations, recapitalizations and the like) for any 20 trading days within a 30- trading day period, or the Second Price Vesting; and

50% of the founder shares at $17.50 per share (as adjusted for share sub-divisions, share capitalizations, reorganizations, recapitalizations and the like) for any 20 trading days within a 30- trading day period, or the Third Price Vesting.
For example, if following the consummation of our initial business combination the closing price of our Class A ordinary shares equals or exceeds $15.00 but does not exceed $17.50 for 20 trading days within a 30-trading day period, both the First Price Vesting and Second Price Vesting target achievements will be met, resulting in 50% of the Class B ordinary shares converting into Class A ordinary shares at a ratio such that the aggregate number of Class A ordinary shares issuable upon the conversion of all founder shares would equal, in the aggregate on an as-converted basis, approximately 11.5% of the sum of (i) the total number of ordinary shares issued and outstanding upon completion of this offering, plus (ii) the total number of Class A ordinary shares 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 initial business combination, excluding any Class A ordinary shares or equity-linked securities exercisable for or convertible into Class A ordinary shares issued, deemed issued, or to be issued, to any seller in the initial business combination and any private placement warrants issued to our sponsor, any of its affiliates or any members of our management team upon conversion of working capital loans.
In the event of any liquidation, merger, reorganization or other similar transaction consummated after our initial business combination and prior to the ten year anniversary of our initial business combination, which we refer to as a Strategic Transaction, that results in all of our public stockholders having the right to exchange their Class A ordinary shares for cash, securities or other property at an effective price of at least $12.00 per Class A ordinary share, all of the then-outstanding Class B ordinary shares converting into Class A ordinary shares at a ratio such that the aggregate number of Class A ordinary shares issuable upon the conversion of all founder shares would equal, in the aggregate on an as-converted basis, approximately 23.1% of the sum of (i) the total number of ordinary shares issued and outstanding upon completion of this offering, plus (ii) the total number of Class A ordinary shares 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 initial business combination, excluding any Class A ordinary shares or equity-linked securities exercisable for or convertible into Class A ordinary shares issued, deemed issued, or to be issued, to any seller in the initial business combination and any private placement warrants issued to our sponsor, any of its affiliates or any members of our management team upon conversion of working capital loans. If the effective price in such Strategic Transaction is less than $12.00 per Class A ordinary share, all of the then-outstanding Class B ordinary shares will be automatically forfeited.
Our shareholders may be held liable for claims by third parties against us to the extent of distributions received by them upon redemption of their shares.
If we are forced to enter into an insolvent liquidation, any distributions received by shareholders could be viewed as an unlawful payment if it was proved that immediately following the date on which the distribution was made, we were unable to pay our debts as they fall due in the ordinary course of business. As a result, a liquidator could seek to recover some or all amounts received by our shareholders. Furthermore, our directors may be viewed as having breached their fiduciary duties to us or our creditors and/or may
 
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have acted in bad faith, thereby exposing themselves and our company to claims, by paying public shareholders from the trust account prior to addressing the claims of creditors. We cannot assure you that claims will not be brought against us for these reasons. We and our directors and officers who knowingly and willfully authorized or permitted any distribution to be paid out of our share premium account while we were unable to pay our debts as they fall due in the ordinary course of business would be guilty of an offence and may be liable for a fine of $18,292.68 and imprisonment for five years in the Cayman Islands.
We may not hold an annual general meeting until after the consummation of our initial business combination.
In accordance with the Nasdaq corporate governance requirements, we are not required to hold an annual general meeting until one year after our first fiscal year end following our listing on the Nasdaq. There is no requirement under the Companies Act for us to hold annual or extraordinary general meetings to appoint directors. Until we hold an annual general meeting, public shareholders may not be afforded the opportunity to appoint directors and to discuss company affairs with management. Our board of directors is divided into three classes with only one class of directors being appointed in each year and each class (except for those directors appointed prior to our first annual general meeting) serving a three-year term.
Holders of Class A ordinary shares will not be entitled to vote on any appointment of directors we hold prior to our initial business combination.
Prior to our initial business combination, only holders of our founder shares will have the right to vote on the appointment of directors. Holders of our public shares will not be entitled to vote on the appointment of directors during such time. In addition, prior to our initial business combination, holders of a majority of our founder shares may remove a member of the board of directors for any reason. Accordingly, you may not have any say in the management of our company prior to the consummation of an initial business combination.
We are not registering the Class A ordinary shares issuable upon exercise of the warrants under the Securities Act or any state securities laws at this time, and such registration may not be in place when an investor desires to exercise warrants, thus precluding such investor from being able to exercise its warrants except on a cashless basis and potentially causing such warrants to expire worthless.
We are not registering the Class A ordinary shares issuable upon exercise of the warrants under the Securities Act or any state securities laws at this time. However, under the terms of the warrant agreement, we have agreed that, as soon as practicable, but in no event later than 20 business days after the closing of our initial business combination, we will use our commercially reasonable efforts to file with the SEC a registration statement covering the issuance of such shares, and we will use our commercially reasonable efforts to cause the same to become effective within 60 business days after the closing of our initial business combination and to maintain the effectiveness of such registration statement and a current prospectus relating to those Class A ordinary shares until the warrants expire or are redeemed. We cannot assure you that we will be able to do so if, for example, any facts or events arise which represent a fundamental change in the information set forth in the registration statement or prospectus, the financial statements contained or incorporated by reference therein are not current, complete or correct or the SEC issues a stop order. If the shares issuable upon exercise of the warrants are not registered under the Securities Act in accordance with the above requirements, we will be required to permit holders to exercise their warrants on a cashless basis, in which case, the number of Class A ordinary shares that you will receive upon cashless exercise will be based on a formula subject to a maximum amount of shares equal to 0.361 Class A ordinary shares per warrant (subject to adjustment). However, no warrant will be exercisable for cash or on a cashless basis, and we will not be obligated to issue any shares to holders seeking to exercise their warrants, unless the issuance of the shares upon such exercise is registered or qualified under the securities laws of the state of the exercising holder, or an exemption from registration is available. Notwithstanding the above, if our Class A ordinary shares are at the time of any exercise of a warrant not listed on a national securities exchange such that they satisfy the definition of a “covered security” under Section 18(b)(1) of the Securities Act, we may, at our option, require holders of public warrants who exercise their warrants to do so on a “cashless basis” in accordance with Section 3(a)(9) of the Securities Act and, in the event we so elect, we will not be required to file or maintain in effect a registration statement, but we will use our commercially reasonable efforts to register or qualify the shares under applicable blue sky laws to the extent an exemption is not available.
 
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Exercising the warrants on a cashless basis could have the effect of reducing the potential “upside” of the holder’s investment in our company because the warrant holder will hold a smaller number of Class A ordinary shares upon a cashless exercise of the warrants they hold. In no event will we be required to net cash settle any warrant, or issue securities or other compensation in exchange for the warrants in the event that we are unable to register or qualify the shares underlying the warrants under applicable state securities laws and no exemption is available. If the issuance of the shares upon exercise of the warrants is not so registered or qualified or exempt from registration or qualification, the holder of such warrant shall not be entitled to exercise such warrant and such warrant may have no value and expire worthless. In such event, holders who acquired their warrants as part of a purchase of units will have paid the full unit purchase price solely for the Class A ordinary shares included in the units. There may be a circumstance where an exemption from registration exists for holders of our private placement warrants to exercise their warrants while a corresponding exemption does not exist for holders of the public warrants included as part of units sold in this offering. In such an instance, our sponsor and its permitted transferees (which may include our directors and executive officers) would be able to exercise their warrants and sell the ordinary shares underlying their warrants while holders of our public warrants would not be able to exercise their warrants and sell the underlying ordinary shares. If and when the warrants become redeemable by us, we may exercise our redemption right even if we are unable to register or qualify the underlying Class A ordinary shares for sale under all applicable state securities laws. As a result, we may redeem the warrants as set forth above even if the holders are otherwise unable to exercise their warrants.
The warrants may become exercisable and redeemable for a security other than the Class A ordinary shares, and you will not have any information regarding such other security at this time.
In certain situations, including if we are not the surviving entity in our initial business combination, the warrants may become exercisable for a security other than the Class A ordinary shares. As a result, if the surviving company redeems your warrants for securities pursuant to the warrant agreement, you may receive a security in a company of which you do not have information at this time. Pursuant to the warrant agreement, the surviving company will be required to use commercially reasonable efforts to register the issuance of the security underlying the warrants within twenty business days of the closing of an initial business combination.
The grant of registration rights to our sponsor may make it more difficult to complete our initial business combination, and the future exercise of such rights may adversely affect the market price of our Class A ordinary shares.
Pursuant to an agreement to be entered into on or prior to the closing of this offering, our sponsor and its permitted transferees can demand that we register the resale of the Class A ordinary shares into which founder shares are convertible, the private placement warrants and the Class A ordinary shares issuable upon exercise of the private placement warrants, and warrants that may be issued upon conversion of working capital loans and the Class A ordinary shares issuable upon conversion of such warrants. The registration and availability of such a significant number of securities for trading in the public market may have an adverse effect on the market price of our Class A ordinary shares. In addition, the existence of the registration rights may make our initial business combination more costly or difficult to conclude. This is because the shareholders of the target business may increase the equity stake they seek in the combined entity or ask for more cash consideration to offset the negative impact on the market price of our securities that is expected when the securities owned by our sponsor or its permitted transferees are registered for resale.
Because we are neither limited to evaluating a target business in a particular industry sector nor have we selected any specific target businesses with which to pursue our initial business combination, you will be unable to ascertain the merits or risks of any particular target business’s operations.
While we expect to pursue a business combination in the technology sector, we may pursue business combination opportunities in any sector, except that we will not, under our amended and restated memorandum and articles of association, be permitted to effectuate our initial business combination solely with another blank check company or similar company with nominal operations. Because we have not yet selected or approached any specific target business with respect to a business combination, there is no basis to evaluate the possible merits or risks of any particular target business’s operations, results of
 
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operations, cash flows, liquidity, financial condition or prospects. To the extent we complete our initial business combination, we may be affected by numerous risks inherent in the business operations with which we combine. For example, if we combine with a financially unstable business or an entity lacking an established record of sales or earnings, we may be affected by the risks inherent in the business and operations of a financially unstable or a development stage entity. Although our officers and directors will endeavor to evaluate the risks inherent in a particular target business, we cannot assure you that we will properly ascertain or assess all of the significant risk factors or that we will have adequate time to complete due diligence. Furthermore, some of these risks may be outside of our control and leave us with no ability to control or reduce the chances that those risks will adversely impact a target business. We also cannot assure you that an investment in our units will ultimately prove to be more favorable to investors than a direct investment, if such opportunity were available, in a business combination target. Accordingly, any holders who choose to retain their securities following the business combination could suffer a reduction in the value of their securities. Such holders are unlikely to have a remedy for such reduction in value.
We may seek acquisition opportunities in industries or sectors which may or may not be outside of our management’s area of expertise.
While we expect to pursue a business combination in the technology sector, we will consider a business combination outside of our management’s area of expertise if a business combination target is presented to us and we determine that such candidate offers an attractive acquisition opportunity for our company. Although our management will endeavor to evaluate the risks inherent in any particular business combination target, we cannot assure you that we will adequately ascertain or assess all of the significant risk factors. We also cannot assure you that an investment in our units will not ultimately prove to be less favorable to investors in this offering than a direct investment, if an opportunity were available, in a business combination target. In the event we elect to pursue an acquisition outside of the areas of our management’s expertise, our management’s expertise may not be directly applicable to its evaluation or operation, and the information contained in this prospectus regarding the areas of our management’s expertise would not be relevant to an understanding of the business that we elect to acquire. As a result, our management may not be able to adequately ascertain or assess all of the significant risk factors. Accordingly, any holders who choose to retain their securities following the business combination could suffer a reduction in the value of their securities. Such holders are unlikely to have a remedy for such reduction in value.
Although we have identified general criteria and guidelines that we believe are important in evaluating prospective target businesses, we may enter into our initial business combination with a target that does not meet such criteria and guidelines, and as a result, the target business with which we enter into our initial business combination may not have attributes entirely consistent with our general criteria and guidelines.
Although we have identified general criteria and guidelines for evaluating prospective target businesses, it is possible that a target business with which we enter into our initial business combination will not have all of these positive attributes. If we complete our initial business combination with a target that does not meet some or all of these guidelines, such combination may not be as successful as a combination with a business that does meet all of our general criteria and guidelines. In addition, if we announce a prospective business combination with a target that does not meet our general criteria and guidelines, a greater number of shareholders may exercise their redemption rights, which may make it difficult for us to meet any closing condition with a target business that requires us to have a minimum net worth or a certain amount of cash. In addition, if shareholder approval of the transaction is required by applicable law or stock exchange listing requirements, or we decide to obtain shareholder approval for business or other reasons, it may be more difficult for us to attain shareholder approval of our initial business combination if the target business does not meet our general criteria and guidelines. If we have not consummated our initial business combination within the required time period, our public shareholders may receive only approximately $10.00 per public share, or less in certain circumstances, on the liquidation of our trust account and our warrants will expire worthless.
As the number of special purpose acquisition companies evaluating targets increases, attractive targets may become scarcer and there may be more competition for attractive targets. This could increase the cost of our initial business combination and could even result in our inability to find a target or to consummate an initial business combination.
In recent years, the number of special purpose acquisition companies that have been formed has increased substantially. Many potential targets for special purpose acquisition companies have already
 
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entered into an initial business combination, and there are still many special purpose acquisition companies preparing for an initial public offering, as well as many such companies currently in registration. As a result, at times, fewer attractive targets may be available to consummate an initial business combination.
In addition, because there are more special purpose acquisition companies seeking to enter into an initial business combination with available targets, the competition for available targets with attractive fundamentals or business models may increase, which could cause target companies to demand improved financial terms. Attractive deals could also become scarcer for other reasons, such as economic or industry sector downturns, geopolitical tensions, or increases in the cost of additional capital needed to close business combinations or operate targets post-business combination. This could increase the cost of, delay or otherwise complicate or frustrate our ability to find and consummate an initial business combination, and may result in our inability to consummate an initial business combination on terms favorable to our investors altogether.
We are not required to obtain an opinion from an independent accounting or investment banking firm, and consequently, you may have no assurance from an independent source that the price we are paying for the business is fair to our shareholders from a financial point of view.
Unless we complete our initial business combination with an affiliated entity, we are not required to obtain an opinion from an independent investment banking firm or another independent entity that commonly renders opinions that the price we are paying is fair to our shareholders from a financial point of view. If no opinion is obtained, our shareholders will be relying on the judgment of our board of directors, who will determine fair market value based on standards generally accepted by the financial community. Such standards used will be disclosed in our proxy solicitation or tender offer materials, as applicable, related to our initial business combination.
We may issue additional Class A ordinary shares or preference shares to complete our initial business combination or under an employee incentive plan after completion of our initial business combination. We may also issue Class A ordinary shares upon the conversion of the founder shares at a ratio greater than one-to-one at the time of our initial business combination as a result of the anti-dilution provisions contained in our amended and restated memorandum and articles of association. Any such issuances would dilute the interest of our shareholders and likely present other risks.
Our amended and restated memorandum and articles of association authorize the issuance of up to 400,000,000 Class A ordinary shares, par value $0.0001 per share, 40,000,000 Class B ordinary shares, par value $0.0001 per share, and 1,000,000 preference shares, par value $0.0001 per share. Immediately after this offering, there will be 370,000,000 and 31,000,000 (assuming in each case that the underwriters have not exercised their over-allotment option) authorized but unissued Class A ordinary shares and Class B ordinary shares, respectively, available for issuance which amount does not take into account shares reserved for issuance upon exercise of outstanding warrants or shares issuable upon conversion of the Class B ordinary shares, if any. The Class B ordinary shares will automatically convert into Class A ordinary shares (which such Class A ordinary shares delivered upon conversion will not have any redemption rights or be entitled to liquidating distributions from the trust account if we fail to consummate an initial business combination) at the time of our initial business combination or earlier at the option of the holders thereof as described herein and in our amended and restated memorandum and articles of association. Immediately after this offering, there will be no preference shares issued and outstanding.
We may issue a substantial number of additional Class A ordinary shares or preference shares to complete our initial business combination or under an employee incentive plan after completion of our initial business combination. We may also issue Class A ordinary shares in connection with our redeeming the warrants as described in “Description of Securities — Warrants — Public Shareholders’ Warrants” or upon conversion of the Class B ordinary shares at a ratio greater than one-to-one at the time of our initial business combination as a result of the anti-dilution provisions as set forth herein. However, our amended and restated memorandum and articles of association provide, among other things, that prior to or in connection with our initial business combination, we may not issue additional shares that would entitle the holders thereof to (i) receive funds from the trust account or (ii) vote on any initial business combination or on any other proposal presented to shareholders prior to or in connection with the completion of an
 
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initial business combination. These provisions of our amended and restated memorandum and articles of association, like all provisions of our amended and restated memorandum and articles of association, may be amended with a shareholder vote. The issuance of additional ordinary or preference shares:

may significantly dilute the equity interest of investors in this offering, which dilution would increase if the anti-dilution provisions in the Class B ordinary shares resulted in the issuance of Class A ordinary shares on a greater than one-to-one basis upon conversion of the Class B ordinary shares;

may subordinate the rights of holders of Class A ordinary shares if preference shares are issued with rights senior to those afforded our Class A ordinary shares;

could cause a change in control if a substantial number of Class A ordinary shares are issued, which may affect, among other things, our ability to use our net operating loss carry forwards, if any, and could result in the resignation or removal of our present officers and directors;

may have the effect of delaying or preventing a change of control of us by diluting the share ownership or voting rights of a person seeking to obtain control of us;

may adversely affect prevailing market prices for our units, Class A ordinary shares and/or warrants; and

may not result in adjustment to the exercise price of our warrants.
Unlike some other similarly structured blank check companies, our sponsor may receive additional Class A ordinary shares if we issue shares to consummate an initial business combination.
The founder shares may convert into Class A ordinary shares following our initial business combination as described in “Description of Securities — Founder Shares” at ratios such that the number of Class A ordinary shares issuable upon conversion of all founder shares will equal, in the aggregate, on an as-converted basis, approximately 23.1% of the sum of (i) the total number of ordinary shares issued and outstanding upon completion of this offering, plus (ii) the total number of Class A ordinary shares 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 initial business combination, excluding any Class A ordinary shares or equity-linked securities exercisable for or convertible into Class A ordinary shares issued, deemed issued, or to be issued, to any seller in the initial business combination and any private placement warrants issued to our sponsor, any of its affiliates or any members of our management team upon conversion of working capital loans. In no event will the Class B ordinary shares convert into Class A ordinary shares at a rate of less than one-to-one. This is different than some other similarly structured blank check companies in which the initial shareholders will only be issued an aggregate of 20% of the total number of shares to be outstanding prior to the initial business combination.
Resources could be wasted in researching acquisitions that are not completed, which could materially adversely affect subsequent attempts to locate and acquire or merge with another business. If we have not consummated our initial business combination within the required time period, our public shareholders may receive only approximately $10.00 per public share, or less in certain circumstances, on the liquidation of our trust account and our warrants will expire worthless.
We anticipate that the investigation of each specific target business and the negotiation, drafting and execution of relevant agreements, disclosure documents and other instruments will require substantial management time and attention and substantial costs for accountants, attorneys and others. If we decide not to complete a specific initial business combination, the costs incurred up to that point for the proposed transaction likely would not be recoverable. Furthermore, if we reach an agreement relating to a specific target business, we may fail to complete our initial business combination for any number of reasons including those beyond our control. Any such event will result in a loss to us of the related costs incurred which could materially adversely affect subsequent attempts to locate and acquire or merge with another business. If we have not consummated our initial business combination within the required time period, our public shareholders may receive only approximately $10.00 per public share, or less in certain circumstances, on the liquidation of our trust account and our warrants will expire worthless.
 
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We may be a passive foreign investment company, or “PFIC,” which could result in adverse U.S. federal income tax consequences to U.S. investors.
If we are a PFIC for any taxable year (or portion thereof) that is included in the holding period of a U.S. Holder (as defined in the section of this prospectus captioned “Taxation-United States Federal Income Tax Considerations-General”) of our Class A ordinary shares or warrants, the U.S. Holder may be subject to adverse U.S. federal income tax consequences and may be subject to additional reporting requirements. Our PFIC status for our current and subsequent taxable years may depend on whether we qualify for the PFIC start-up exception (see the section of this prospectus captioned “Taxation — United States Federal Income Tax Considerations — U.S. Holders — Passive Foreign Investment Company Rules”). Depending on the particular circumstances the application of the start-up exception may be subject to uncertainty, and there cannot be any assurance that we will qualify for the start-up exception. Accordingly, there can be no assurances with respect to our status as a PFIC for our current taxable year or any subsequent taxable year. Our actual PFIC status for any taxable year, however, will not be determinable until after the end of such taxable year. Moreover, if we determine we are a PFIC for any taxable year, upon written request, we will endeavor to provide to a U.S. Holder such information as the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) may require, including a PFIC Annual Information Statement, in order to enable the U.S. Holder to make and maintain a “qualified electing fund” election, but there can be no assurance that we will timely provide such required information, and such election would be unavailable with respect to our warrants in all cases. We urge U.S. investors to consult their tax advisors regarding the possible application of the PFIC rules. For a more detailed discussion of the tax consequences of PFIC classification to U.S. Holders, see the section of this prospectus captioned “Taxation — United States Federal Income Tax Considerations — U.S. Holders-Passive Foreign Investment Company Rules.”
We may reincorporate in another jurisdiction in connection with our initial business combination and such reincorporation may result in taxes imposed on shareholders.
We may, in connection with our initial business combination and subject to requisite shareholder approval under the Companies Act, reincorporate in the jurisdiction in which the target company or business is located or in another jurisdiction. The transaction may require a shareholder or warrant holder to recognize taxable income in the jurisdiction in which the shareholder or warrant holder is a tax resident or in which its members are resident if it is a tax transparent entity. We do not intend to make any cash distributions to shareholders or warrant holders to pay such taxes.
Shareholders or warrant holders may be subject to withholding taxes or other taxes with respect to their ownership of us after the reincorporation.
After our initial business combination, it is possible that a majority of our directors and officers will live outside the United States and all of our assets will be located outside the United States; therefore investors may not be able to enforce federal securities laws or their other legal rights.
It is possible that after our initial business combination, a majority of our directors and officers will reside outside of the United States and all of our assets will be located outside of the United States. As a result, it may be difficult, or in some cases not possible, for investors in the United States to enforce their legal rights, to effect service of process upon all of our directors or officers or to enforce judgments of United States courts predicated upon civil liabilities and criminal penalties on our directors and officers under United States laws.
We are dependent upon our executive officers and directors and their loss could adversely affect our ability to operate.
Our operations are dependent upon a relatively small group of individuals and, in particular, our executive officers and directors. We believe that our success depends on the continued service of our officers and directors, at least until we have completed our initial business combination. In addition, our executive officers and directors are not required to commit any specified amount of time to our affairs and, accordingly, will have conflicts of interest in allocating their time among various business activities, including identifying potential business combinations and monitoring the related due diligence. Affiliates of our sponsor are
 
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also currently sponsoring two other blank check companies, HAAC and RHAC. We do not have an employment agreement with, or key-man insurance on the life of, any of our directors or executive officers.
The unexpected loss of the services of one or more of our directors or executive officers could have a detrimental effect on us.
Our ability to successfully effect our initial business combination and to be successful thereafter will be totally dependent upon the efforts of our key personnel, some of whom may join us following our initial business combination. The loss of key personnel could negatively impact the operations and profitability of our post-combination business.
Our ability to successfully effect our initial business combination is dependent upon the efforts of our key personnel. We believe that our success depends on the continued service of our key personnel, at least until we have consummated our initial business combination. None of our officers are required to commit any specified amount of time to our affairs and, accordingly, they will have conflicts of interest in allocating management time among various business activities, including identifying potential business combinations and monitoring the related due diligence. If our officers’ and directors’ other business affairs require them to devote more substantial amounts of time to their other business activities, it could limit their ability to devote time to our affairs and could have a negative impact on our ability to consummate our initial business combination. In addition, we do not have employment agreements with, or key-man insurance on the life of, any of our officers. The unexpected loss of the services of our key personnel could have a detrimental effect on us.
The role of our key personnel after our initial business combination, however, remains to be determined. Although some of our key personnel serve in senior management or advisory positions following our initial business combination, it is likely that most, if not all, of the management of the target business will remain in place. These individuals may be unfamiliar with the requirements of operating a public company which could cause us to have to expend time and resources helping them become familiar with such requirements. This could be expensive and time-consuming and could lead to various regulatory issues which may adversely affect our operations.
Our key personnel may negotiate employment or consulting agreements with a target business in connection with a particular business combination, and a particular business combination may be conditioned on the retention or resignation of such key personnel. These agreements may provide for them to receive compensation following our initial business combination and as a result, may cause them to have conflicts of interest in determining whether a particular business combination is the most advantageous.
Our key personnel may be able to remain with our company after the completion of our initial business combination only if they are able to negotiate employment or consulting agreements in connection with the business combination. Such negotiations would take place simultaneously with the negotiation of the business combination and could provide for such individuals to receive compensation in the form of cash payments and/or our securities for services they would render to us after the completion of the business combination. Such negotiations also could make such key personnel’s retention or resignation a condition to any such agreement. The personal and financial interests of such individuals may influence their motivation in identifying and selecting a target business. In addition, pursuant to an agreement to be entered into on or prior to the closing of this offering, our sponsor, upon and following consummation of an initial business combination, will be entitled to nominate three individuals for appointment to our board of directors, as long as the sponsor holds any securities covered by the registration and shareholder rights agreement, which is described under the section of this prospectus entitled “Description of Securities-Registration and Shareholder Rights.”
We may have a limited ability to assess the management of a prospective target business and, as a result, may affect our initial business combination with a target business whose management may not have the skills, qualifications or abilities to manage a public company.
When evaluating the desirability of effecting our initial business combination with a prospective target business, our ability to assess the target business’s management may be limited due to a lack of time, resources or information. Our assessment of the capabilities of the target business’s management, therefore, may
 
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prove to be incorrect and such management may lack the skills, qualifications or abilities we suspected. Should the target business’s management not possess the skills, qualifications or abilities necessary to manage a public company, the operations and profitability of the post-combination business may be negatively impacted. Accordingly, any holders who choose to retain their securities following the business combination could suffer a reduction in the value of their securities. Such holders are unlikely to have a remedy for such reduction in value.
The officers and directors of an acquisition candidate may resign upon completion of our initial business combination. The loss of a business combination target’s key personnel could negatively impact the operations and profitability of our post-combination business.
The role of an acquisition candidate’s key personnel upon the completion of our initial business combination cannot be ascertained at this time. Although we contemplate that certain members of an acquisition candidate’s management team will remain associated with the acquisition candidate following our initial business combination, it is possible that members of the management of an acquisition candidate will not wish to remain in place.
Our executive officers and directors will allocate their time to other businesses thereby causing conflicts of interest in their determination as to how much time to devote to our affairs. This conflict of interest could have a negative impact on our ability to complete our initial business combination.
Our executive officers and directors are not required to, and will not, commit their full time to our affairs, which may result in a conflict of interest in allocating their time between our operations and our search for a business combination and their other businesses. We do not intend to have any full-time employees prior to the completion of our initial business combination. Each of our executive officers is engaged in several other business endeavors for which he may be entitled to substantial compensation, and our executive officers are not obligated to contribute any specific number of hours per week to our affairs nor are they prohibited from sponsoring, or otherwise becoming involved with, any other blank check companies prior to us completing our initial business combination. Our independent directors also serve as officers and board members for other entities. If our executive officers’ and directors’ other business affairs require them to devote substantial amounts of time to such affairs in excess of their current commitment levels, it could limit their ability to devote time to our affairs which may have a negative impact on our ability to complete our initial business combination. For a complete discussion of our executive officers’ and directors’ other business affairs, please see “Management — Officers and Directors.”
Our officers and directors presently have, and any of them in the future may have, additional, fiduciary or contractual obligations to other entities, including another blank check company, and, accordingly, may have conflicts of interest in determining to which entity a particular business opportunity should be presented.
Following the completion of this offering and until we consummate our initial business combination, we intend to engage in the business of identifying and combining with one or more businesses or entities. Each of our officers and directors presently has, and any of them in the future may have, additional fiduciary or contractual obligations to other entities pursuant to which such officer or director is or will be required to present a business combination opportunity to such entity, subject to his or her fiduciary duties under Cayman Islands law. Accordingly, they may have conflicts of interest in determining to which entity a particular business opportunity should be presented. These conflicts may not be resolved in our favor and a potential target business may be presented by our directors and officers to another entity prior to its presentation to us, subject to their fiduciary duties under Cayman Islands law.
In addition, General Catalyst and our sponsor, officers and directors may in the future become affiliated with or participate in the formation of, or become an officer or director if any other blank check company that may have acquisition objectives that are similar to ours or any other blank check company prior to completion of our initial business combination. As a result, our sponsor, officers or directors could have conflicts of interest in determining whether to present business combinations to us or to any other blank check company with which they may become involved. In particular, affiliates of our sponsor are currently sponsoring two other blank check companies, HAAC and RHAC. HAAC and RHAC may seek to complete a business combination in any location and intend to focus on the technology and healthcare sector. These
 
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conflicts may not be resolved in our favor and a potential target business may be presented by our directors and officers to such other blank check companies prior to its presentation to us, subject to our officers’ and directors’ fiduciary duties under Cayman Islands law. Our amended and restated memorandum and articles of association provide that, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law: (i) no individual serving as a director or an officer shall have any duty, except and to the extent expressly assumed by contract, to refrain from engaging directly or indirectly in the same or similar business activities or lines of business as us; and (ii) we renounce any interest or expectancy in, or in being offered an opportunity to participate in, any potential transaction or matter which may be a corporate opportunity for any director or officer, on the one hand, and us, on the other.
Additionally, certain of our directors and officers are now, and our sponsor, directors and officers may in the future become, affiliated with entities that are engaged in a similar business. Our sponsor, directors and officers are also not prohibited from sponsoring, or otherwise becoming involved with, any other blank check companies prior to us completing our initial business combination. For a complete discussion of our executive officers’ and directors’ business affiliations and the potential conflicts of interest that you should be aware of, please see “Management — Officers and Directors,” “Management —Conflicts of Interest” and “Certain Relationships and Related Party Transactions.”
In addition, our sponsor and our officers and directors may sponsor or form other special purpose acquisition companies similar to ours or may pursue other business or investment ventures during the period in which we are seeking an initial business combination. Any such companies, businesses or investments may present additional conflicts of interest in pursuing an initial business combination.
We may engage one or more of our underwriters or one of their respective affiliates to provide additional services to us after this offering, which may include acting as financial advisor in connection with an initial business combination or as placement agent in connection with a related financing transaction. Our underwriters are entitled to receive deferred commissions that will released from the trust only on a completion of an initial business combination. These financial incentives may cause them to have potential conflicts of interest in rendering any such additional services to us after this offering, including, for example, in connection with the sourcing and consummation of an initial business combination.
We may engage one or more of our underwriters or one of their respective affiliates to provide additional services to us after this offering, including, for example, identifying potential targets, providing financial advisory services, acting as a placement agent in a private offering or arranging debt financing. We may pay such underwriter or its affiliate fair and reasonable fees or other compensation that would be determined at that time in an arm’s length negotiation; provided that no agreement will be entered into with any of the underwriters or their respective affiliates and no fees or other compensation for such services will be paid to any of the underwriters or their respective affiliates prior to the date that is 60 days from the date of this prospectus, unless such payment would not be deemed underwriters’ compensation in connection with this offering. The underwriters are also entitled to receive deferred commissions that are conditioned on the completion of an initial business combination. The underwriters’ or their respective affiliates’ financial interests tied to the consummation of a business combination transaction may give rise to potential conflicts of interest in providing any such additional services to us, including potential conflicts of interest in connection with the sourcing and consummation of an initial business combination.
Our executive officers, directors, security holders and their respective affiliates may have competitive pecuniary interests that conflict with our interests.
We have not adopted a policy that expressly prohibits our directors, executive officers, security holders or affiliates from having a direct or indirect pecuniary or financial interest in any investment to be acquired or disposed of by us or in any transaction to which we are a party or have an interest. In fact, we may enter into a business combination with a target business that is affiliated with our sponsor, our directors or executive officers, although we do not intend to do so. Nor do we have a policy that expressly prohibits any such persons from engaging for their own account in business activities of the types conducted by us. Accordingly, such persons or entities may have a conflict between their interests and ours.
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directors’ and officers’ discretion in identifying and selecting a suitable target business may result in a conflict of interest when determining whether the terms, conditions and timing of a particular business combination are appropriate and in our shareholders’ best interest. If this were the case, it would be a breach of their fiduciary duties to us as a matter of Cayman Islands law and we or our shareholders might have a claim against such individuals for infringing on our shareholders’ rights. See the section titled “Description of Securities — Certain Differences in Corporate Law — Shareholders’ Suits” for further information on the ability to bring such claims. However, we might not ultimately be successful in any claim we may make against them for such reason.
We may engage in a business combination with one or more target businesses that have relationships with entities that may be affiliated with our sponsor, executive officers, directors or initial shareholders which may raise potential conflicts of interest.
In light of the involvement of our sponsor, executive officers and directors with other entities, we may decide to acquire one or more businesses affiliated with our sponsor, executive officers, directors or initial shareholders, including a company where any of them have a minority investment. Our directors also serve as officers and board members for other entities, including, without limitation, those described under “Management-Conflicts of Interest.” General Catalyst and our sponsor, officers and directors expect to sponsor, form or participate in other blank check companies similar to ours during the period in which we are seeking an initial business combination. Such entities may compete with us for business combination opportunities. General Catalyst and our sponsor, officers and directors are not currently aware of any specific opportunities for us to complete our initial business combination with any entities with which they are affiliated, and there have been no substantive discussions concerning a business combination with any such entity or entities. Although we will not be specifically focusing on, or targeting, any transaction with any affiliated entities, we would pursue such a transaction if we determined that such affiliated entity met our criteria and guidelines for a business combination as set forth in “Proposed Business-Effecting Our Initial Business Combination-Evaluation of a Target Business and Structuring of Our Initial Business Combination” and such transaction was approved by a majority of our independent and disinterested directors. Despite our agreement to obtain an opinion from an independent investment banking firm or another independent entity that commonly renders valuation opinions regarding the fairness to our company from a financial point of view of a business combination with one or more domestic or international businesses affiliated with our sponsor, executive officers, directors or initial shareholders, potential conflicts of interest still may exist and, as a result, the terms of the business combination may not be as advantageous to our public shareholders as they would be absent any conflicts of interest.
Since our initial shareholders will lose their entire investment in us if our initial business combination is not completed (other than with respect to public shares they may acquire during or after this offering), a conflict of interest may arise in determining whether a particular business combination target is appropriate for our initial business combination.
On February 26, 2021, the sponsor and the foundation paid an aggregate of $25,000, or approximately $0.002 per share, to purchase 13,800,000 Class B ordinary shares, par value $0.0001. In March 2021, our sponsor transferred an aggregate of 3,085,714 founder shares to certain members of our management team and our board of directors. In May 2021, certain of our initial shareholders surrendered, for no consideration, an aggregate of 3,450,000 Class B ordinary shares, which we cancelled, resulting in an aggregate of 10,350,000 Class B ordinary shares outstanding and held by our initial shareholders. Prior to the initial investment in the company of $25,000 by the sponsor, the company had no assets, tangible or intangible. The per share price of the founder shares was determined by dividing the amount contributed to the company by the number of founder shares issued. In addition, our sponsor has committed, pursuant to a written agreement, to purchase an aggregate of 18,666,667 private placement warrants (or 20,166,667 private placement warrants if the underwriter’s over-allotment option is exercised in full), each exercisable to purchase one Class A ordinary share at $20.00 per share, subject to adjustment, at a price of $0.60 per warrant ($11,200,000 in the aggregate or $12,100,000 if the underwriter’s over-allotment option is exercised in full), in a private placement that will close simultaneously with the closing of this offering. The personal and financial interests of our executive officers and directors may influence their motivation in identifying and selecting a target business combination, completing an initial business combination and influencing the operation of the business following the initial business combination. This risk may become more acute as
 
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the 24-month anniversary of the closing of this offering nears, which is the deadline for our consummation of an initial business combination.
We may issue notes or other debt securities, or otherwise incur substantial debt, to complete a business combination, which may adversely affect our leverage and financial condition and thus negatively impact the value of our shareholders’ investment in us.
Although we have no commitments as of the date of this prospectus to issue any notes or other debt securities, or to otherwise incur outstanding debt following this offering, we may choose to incur substantial debt to complete our initial business combination. We and our officers have agreed that we will not incur any indebtedness unless we have obtained from the lender a waiver of any right, title, interest or claim of any kind in or to the monies held in the trust account. As such, no issuance of debt will affect the per-share amount available for redemption from the trust account. Nevertheless, the incurrence of debt could have a variety of negative effects, including:

default and foreclosure on our assets if our operating revenues after an initial business combination are insufficient to repay our debt obligations;

acceleration of our obligations to repay the indebtedness even if we make all principal and interest payments when due if we breach certain covenants that require the maintenance of certain financial ratios or reserves without a waiver or renegotiation of that covenant;

our immediate payment of all principal and accrued interest, if any, if the debt is payable on demand;

our inability to obtain necessary additional financing if the debt contains covenants restricting our ability to obtain such financing while the debt is outstanding;

our inability to pay dividends on our Class A ordinary shares;

using a substantial portion of our cash flow to pay principal and interest on our debt, which will reduce the funds available for dividends on our Class A ordinary shares if declared, expenses, capital expenditures, acquisitions and other general corporate purposes;

limitations on our flexibility in planning for and reacting to changes in our business and in the industry in which we operate;

increased vulnerability to adverse changes in general economic, industry and competitive conditions and adverse changes in government regulation; and

limitations on our ability to borrow additional amounts for expenses, capital expenditures, acquisitions, debt service requirements, execution of our strategy and other purposes and other disadvantages compared to our competitors who have less debt.
We may only be able to complete one business combination with the proceeds of this offering and the sale of the private placement warrants, which will cause us to be solely dependent on a single business which may have a limited number of products or services. This lack of diversification may negatively impact our operations and profitability.
The net proceeds from this offering and the sale of the private placement warrants will provide us with up to $289,500,000 (or $332,925,000 if the underwriters’ over-allotment option is exercised in full) that we may use to complete our initial business combination (after taking into account the $10,500,000, or $12,075,000 if the over-allotment option is exercised in full, of deferred underwriting commissions being held in the trust account and the estimated expenses of this offering and estimated operating expenses).
We may effectuate our initial business combination with a single-target business or multiple-target businesses simultaneously or within a short period of time. However, we may not be able to effectuate our initial business combination with more than one target business because of various factors, including the existence of complex accounting issues and the requirement that we prepare and file pro forma financial statements with the SEC that present operating results and the financial condition of several target businesses as if they had been operated on a combined basis. By completing our initial business combination
 
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with only a single entity, our lack of diversification may subject us to numerous economic, competitive and regulatory developments. Further, we would not be able to diversify our operations or benefit from the possible spreading of risks or offsetting of losses, unlike other entities which may have the resources to complete several business combinations in different industries or different areas of a single industry.
Accordingly, the prospects for our success may be:

solely dependent upon the performance of a single business, property or asset; or

dependent upon the development or market acceptance of a single or limited number of products, processes or services.
This lack of diversification may subject us to numerous economic, competitive and regulatory risks, any or all of which may have a substantial adverse impact upon the particular industry in which we may operate subsequent to our initial business combination.
We may attempt to simultaneously complete business combinations with multiple prospective targets, which may hinder our ability to complete our initial business combination and give rise to increased costs and risks that could negatively impact our operations and profitability.
If we determine to simultaneously acquire several businesses that are owned by different sellers, we will need for each of such sellers to agree that our purchase of its business is contingent on the simultaneous closings of the other business combinations, which may make it more difficult for us, and delay our ability, to complete our initial business combination. With multiple business combinations, we could also face additional risks, including additional burdens and costs with respect to possible multiple negotiations and due diligence (if there are multiple sellers) and the additional risks associated with the subsequent assimilation of the operations and services or products of the acquired companies in a single operating business. If we are unable to adequately address these risks, it could negatively impact our profitability and results of operations.
We may attempt to complete our initial business combination with a private company about which little information is available, which may result in a business combination with a company that is not as profitable as we suspected, if at all.
In pursuing our acquisition strategy, we may seek to effectuate our initial business combination with a privately held company. Very little public information generally exists about private companies, and we could be required to make our decision on whether to pursue a potential initial business combination on the basis of limited information, which may result in a business combination with a company that is not as profitable as we suspected, if at all.
Our management may not be able to maintain control of a target business after our initial business combination. Upon the loss of control of a target business, new management may not possess the skills, qualifications or abilities necessary to profitably operate such business.
We may structure our initial business combination so that the post-business combination company in which our public shareholders own shares will own less than 100% of the equity interests or assets of a target business, but we will only complete such 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 business sufficient for us not to be required to register as an investment company under the Investment Company Act. We will not consider any transaction that does not meet such criteria. Even if the post-business combination company owns 50% or more of the voting securities of the target, our shareholders prior to our initial business combination may collectively own a minority interest in the post-business combination company, depending on valuations ascribed to the target and us in the business combination. For example, we could pursue a transaction in which we issue a substantial number of new Class A ordinary shares in exchange for all of the outstanding capital stock, shares or other equity interests of a target. In this case, we would acquire a 100% interest in the target. However, as a result of the issuance of a substantial number of new Class A ordinary shares, our shareholders immediately prior to such transaction could own less than a majority of our outstanding Class A ordinary shares subsequent to such transaction. In addition, other minority shareholders may subsequently combine
 
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their holdings resulting in a single person or group obtaining a larger share of the company’s shares than we initially acquired. Accordingly, this may make it more likely that our management will not be able to maintain control of the target business.
We may seek business combination opportunities with a high degree of complexity that require significant operational improvements, which could delay or prevent us from achieving our desired results.
We may seek business combination opportunities with large, highly complex companies that we believe would benefit from operational improvements. While we intend to implement such improvements, to the extent that our efforts are delayed or we are unable to achieve the desired improvements, the business combination may not be as successful as we anticipate.
To the extent we complete our initial business combination with a large complex business or entity with a complex operating structure, we may also be affected by numerous risks inherent in the operations of the business with which we combine, which could delay or prevent us from implementing our strategy. Although our management team will endeavor to evaluate the risks inherent in a particular target business and its operations, we may not be able to properly ascertain or assess all of the significant risk factors until we complete our business combination. If we are not able to achieve our desired operational improvements, or the improvements take longer to implement than anticipated, we may not achieve the gains that we anticipate. Furthermore, some of these risks and complexities may be outside of our control and leave us with no ability to control or reduce the chances that those risks and complexities will adversely impact a target business. Such combination may not be as successful as a combination with a smaller, less complex organization.
We do not have a specified maximum redemption threshold. The absence of such a redemption threshold may make it possible for us to complete our initial business combination with which a substantial majority of our shareholders do not agree.
Our amended and restated memorandum and articles of association do not provide a specified maximum redemption threshold, except that in no event will we redeem our public shares in an amount that would cause our net tangible assets to be less than $5,000,001 either prior to or upon consummation of an initial business combination (so that we do not then become subject to the SEC’s “penny stock” rules). As a result, we may be able to complete our initial business combination even though a substantial majority of our public shareholders do not agree with the transaction and have redeemed their shares or, if we seek shareholder approval of our initial business combination and do not conduct redemptions in connection with our initial business combination pursuant to the tender offer rules, have entered into privately negotiated agreements to sell their shares to our sponsor, officers, directors, advisors or their affiliates. In the event the aggregate cash consideration we would be required to pay for all Class A ordinary shares that are validly submitted for redemption plus any amount required to satisfy cash conditions pursuant to the terms of the proposed business combination exceed the aggregate amount of cash available to us, we will not complete the business combination or redeem any shares, all Class A ordinary shares submitted for redemption will be returned to the holders thereof, and we instead may search for an alternate business combination.
In order to effectuate an initial business combination, blank check companies have, in the recent past, amended various provisions of their charters and other governing instruments, including their warrant agreements. We cannot assure you that we will not seek to amend our amended and restated memorandum and articles of association or governing instruments in a manner that will make it easier for us to complete our initial business combination that our shareholders may not support.
In order to effectuate a business combination, blank check companies have, in the recent past, amended various provisions of their charters and governing instruments, including their warrant agreements. For example, blank check companies have amended the definition of business combination, increased redemption thresholds, extended the time to consummate an initial business combination and, with respect to their warrants, amended their warrant agreements to require the warrants to be exchanged for cash and/or other securities. Amending our amended and restated memorandum and articles of association requires at least a special resolution of our shareholders as a matter of Cayman Islands law, meaning the approval of holders of at least two-thirds of our ordinary shares who attend and vote at a general meeting of the company, and
 
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amending our warrant agreement will require a vote of holders of at least 50% of the public warrants and, solely with respect to any amendment to the terms of the private placement warrants or any provision of the warrant agreement with respect to the private placement warrants, 50% of the number of the then outstanding private placement warrants. In addition, our amended and restated memorandum and articles of association require us to provide our public shareholders with the opportunity to redeem their public shares for cash if we propose an amendment to our amended and restated memorandum and articles of association (A) that would modify the substance or timing of our obligation to provide holders of our Class A ordinary shares the right to have their shares redeemed in connection with our initial business combination or to redeem 100% of our public shares if we do not complete our initial business combination within 24 months from the closing of this offering or (B) with respect to any other provision relating to the rights of holders of our Class A ordinary shares. To the extent any of such amendments would be deemed to fundamentally change the nature of any of the securities offered through this registration statement, we would register, or seek an exemption from registration for, the affected securities.
The provisions of our amended and restated memorandum and articles of association that relate to the rights of holders of our Class A ordinary shares (and corresponding provisions of the agreement governing the release of funds from our trust account) may be amended with the approval of a special resolution which requires the approval of the holders of at least two-thirds of our ordinary shares who attend and vote at a general meeting of the company, which is a lower amendment threshold than that of some other blank check companies. It may be easier for us, therefore, to amend our amended and restated memorandum and articles of association to facilitate the completion of an initial business combination that some of our shareholders may not support.
Some other blank check companies have a provision in their charter which prohibits the amendment of certain of its provisions, including those which relate to the rights of a company’s shareholders, without approval by a certain percentage of the company’s shareholders. In those companies, amendment of these provisions typically requires approval by between 90% and 100% of the company’s shareholders. Our amended and restated memorandum and articles of association provide that any of its provisions related to the rights of holders of our Class A ordinary shares (including the requirement to deposit proceeds of this offering and the private placement of warrants into the trust account and not release such amounts except in specified circumstances, and to provide redemption rights to public shareholders as described herein) may be amended if approved by special resolution, meaning holders of at least two-thirds of our ordinary shares who attend and vote at a general meeting of the company, and corresponding provisions of the trust agreement governing the release of funds from our trust account may be amended if approved by holders of at least 65% of our ordinary shares; provided that the provisions of our amended and restated memorandum and articles of association governing the appointment or removal of directors prior to our initial business combination may only be amended by a special resolution passed by not less than two-thirds of our ordinary shares who attend and vote at our general meeting which shall include the affirmative vote of a simple majority of our Class B ordinary shares. Our initial shareholders and their permitted transferees, if any, who will collectively beneficially own, on an as-converted basis, approximately 23.1% of our Class A ordinary shares upon the closing of this offering (assuming they do not purchase any units in this offering), will participate in any vote to amend our amended and restated memorandum and articles of association and/or trust agreement and will have the discretion to vote in any manner they choose. As a result, we may be able to amend the provisions of our amended and restated memorandum and articles of association which govern our pre-business combination behavior more easily than some other blank check companies, and this may increase our ability to complete a business combination with which you do not agree. Our shareholders may pursue remedies against us for any breach of our amended and restated memorandum and articles of association.
Our initial shareholders have agreed, pursuant to agreements with us, that they will not propose any amendment to our amended and restated memorandum and articles of association (A) that would modify the substance or timing of our obligation to provide holders of our Class A ordinary shares the right to have their shares redeemed in connection with our initial business combination or to redeem 100% of our public shares if we do not complete our initial business combination within 24 months from the closing of this offering or (B) with respect to any other provision relating to the rights of holders of our Class A ordinary shares, unless we provide our public shareholders with the opportunity to redeem their Class A ordinary shares upon approval of any such amendment 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
 
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and not previously released to us to pay our income taxes, if any, divided by the number of the then-outstanding public shares. Our shareholders are not parties to, or third-party beneficiaries of, these agreements and, as a result, will not have the ability to pursue remedies against our sponsor, executive officers or directors for any breach of these agreements. As a result, in the event of a breach, our shareholders would need to pursue a shareholder derivative action, subject to applicable law.
We may be unable to obtain additional financing to complete our initial business combination or to fund the operations and growth of a target business, which could compel us to restructure or abandon a particular business combination. If we have not consummated our initial business combination within the required time period, our public shareholders may receive only approximately $10.00 per public share, or less in certain circumstances, on the liquidation of our trust account and our warrants will expire worthless.
Although we believe that the net proceeds of this offering and the sale of the private placement warrants will be sufficient to allow us to complete our initial business combination, because we have not yet selected any prospective target business we cannot ascertain the capital requirements for any particular transaction. If the net proceeds of this offering and the sale of the private placement warrants prove to be insufficient, either because of the size of our initial business combination, the depletion of the available net proceeds in search of a target business, the obligation to redeem for cash a significant number of shares from shareholders who elect redemption in connection with our initial business combination or the terms of negotiated transactions to purchase shares in connection with our initial business combination, we may be required to seek additional financing or to abandon the proposed business combination. We cannot assure you that such financing will be available on acceptable terms, if at all. The current economic environment may make it difficult for companies to obtain acquisition financing. To the extent that additional financing proves to be unavailable when needed to complete our initial business combination, we would be compelled to either restructure the transaction or abandon that particular business combination and seek an alternative target business candidate. If we have not consummated our initial business combination within the required time period, our public shareholders may receive only approximately $10.00 per public share, or less in certain circumstances, on the liquidation of our trust account and our warrants will expire worthless. In addition, even if we do not need additional financing to complete our initial business combination, we may require such financing to fund the operations or growth of the target business. The failure to secure additional financing could have a material adverse effect on the continued development or growth of the target business. None of our officers, directors or shareholders is required to provide any financing to us in connection with or after our initial business combination.
Our initial shareholders control a substantial interest in us and thus may exert a substantial influence on actions requiring a shareholder vote, potentially in a manner that you do not support.
Upon closing of this offering, our initial shareholders will own, on an as-converted basis, approximately 23.1% of our issued and outstanding ordinary shares (assuming it does not purchase any units in this offering). Accordingly, our initial shareholders may exert a substantial influence on actions requiring a shareholder vote, potentially in a manner that you do not support, including amendments to our amended and restated memorandum and articles of association. If our initial shareholders purchase any units in this offering or if our initial shareholders purchase any additional Class A ordinary shares in the aftermarket or in privately negotiated transactions, this would increase their control. Neither our initial shareholders nor, to our knowledge, any of our officers or directors, have any current intention to purchase additional securities, other than as disclosed in this prospectus. Factors that would be considered in making such additional purchases would include consideration of the current trading price of our Class A ordinary shares. In addition, our board of directors, whose members were appointed by one of our initial shareholders, is and will be divided into three classes, each of which will generally serve for a term of three years with only one class of directors being appointed in each year. We may not hold an annual general meeting to appoint new directors prior to the completion of our initial business combination, in which case all of the current directors will continue in office until at least the completion of the business combination. If there is an annual general meeting, as a consequence of our “staggered” board of directors, only a minority of the board of directors will be considered for appointment and our initial shareholders, because of their ownership position, will control the outcome, as only holders of our Class B ordinary shares will have the right to vote on the appointment of directors and to remove directors prior to our initial business combination. Accordingly, our initial shareholders will continue to exert control at least until the completion of our initial business
 
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combination. In addition, we have agreed not to enter into a definitive agreement regarding an initial business combination without the prior consent of our sponsor and the foundation.
Our sponsor and the foundation contributed an aggregate of $25,000, or approximately $0.002 per founder share, and, accordingly, you will experience immediate and substantial dilution from the purchase of our Class A ordinary shares.
The difference between the public offering price per share (allocating all of the unit purchase price to the Class A ordinary share and none to the warrant included in the unit) and the pro forma net tangible book value per Class A ordinary share after this offering constitutes the dilution to you and the other investors in this offering. Our sponsor and the foundation each acquired the founder shares at a nominal price, significantly contributing to this dilution. Upon closing of this offering, and assuming no value is ascribed to the warrants included in the units, you and the other public shareholders will incur an immediate and substantial dilution of approximately 96.1% (or $9.61 per share, assuming the underwriters do not exercise the over-allotment option), the difference between the pro forma net tangible book value per share of $0.39 and the initial offering price of $10.00 per unit. This dilution would increase to the extent that the anti-dilution provisions of the founder shares result in the issuance of Class A ordinary shares on a greater than one-to-one basis upon conversion of the founder shares at the time of our initial business combination and would become exacerbated to the extent that public shareholders seek redemptions from the trust for their public shares. In addition, because of the anti-dilution protection in the founder shares, any equity or equity- linked securities issued in connection with our initial business combination would be disproportionately dilutive to our Class A ordinary shares.
We may amend the terms of the warrants in a manner that may be adverse to holders of public warrants with the approval by the holders of at least 50% of the then-outstanding public warrants. As a result, the exercise price of your warrants could be increased, the exercise period could be shortened and the number of our Class A ordinary shares purchasable upon exercise of a warrant could be decreased, all without your approval.
Our warrants will be issued in registered form under a warrant agreement between Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, as warrant agent, and us. The warrant agreement provides that the terms of the warrants may be amended without the consent of any holder for the purpose of (i) curing any ambiguity or correct any mistake, including to conform the provisions of the warrant agreement to the description of the terms of the warrants and the warrant agreement set forth in this prospectus, or defective provision (ii) amending the provisions relating to cash dividends on ordinary shares as contemplated by and in accordance with the warrant agreement or (iii) adding or changing any provisions with respect to matters or questions arising under the warrant agreement as the parties to the warrant agreement may deem necessary or desirable and that the parties deem to not adversely affect the rights of the registered holders of the warrants, provided that the approval by the holders of at least 50% of the then-outstanding public warrants is required to make any change that adversely affects the interests of the registered holders of public warrants. Accordingly, we may amend the terms of the public warrants in a manner adverse to a holder if holders of at least 50% of the then-outstanding public warrants approve of such amendment and, solely with respect to any amendment to the terms of the private placement warrants or any provision of the warrant agreement with respect to the private placement warrants, 50% of the number of the then outstanding private placement warrants. Although our ability to amend the terms of the public warrants with the consent of at least 50% of the then-outstanding public warrants is unlimited, examples of such amendments could be amendments to, among other things, increase the exercise price of the warrants, convert the warrants into cash, shorten the exercise period or decrease the number of Class A ordinary shares purchasable upon exercise of a warrant.
Our warrant agreement will designate the courts of the State of New York or the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York as the sole and exclusive forum for certain types of actions and proceedings that may be initiated by holders of our warrants, which could limit the ability of warrant holders to obtain a favorable judicial forum for disputes with our company.
Our warrant agreement will provide that, subject to applicable law, (i) any action, proceeding or claim against us arising out of or relating in any way to the warrant agreement, including under the Securities Act, will be brought and enforced in the courts of the State of New York or the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, and (ii) that we irrevocably submit to such jurisdiction, which
 
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jurisdiction shall be the exclusive forum for any such action, proceeding or claim. We will waive any objection to such exclusive jurisdiction and that such courts represent an inconvenient forum.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, these provisions of the warrant agreement will not apply to suits brought to enforce any liability or duty created by the Exchange Act or any other claim for which the federal district courts of the United States of America are the sole and exclusive forum. Any person or entity purchasing or otherwise acquiring any interest in any of our warrants shall be deemed to have notice of and to have consented to the forum provisions in our warrant agreement. If any action, the subject matter of which is within the scope the forum provisions of the warrant agreement, is filed in a court other than a court of the State of New York or the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (a “foreign action”) in the name of any holder of our warrants, such holder shall be deemed to have consented to: (x) the personal jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in the State of New York in connection with any action brought in any such court to enforce the forum provisions (an “enforcement action”), and (y) having service of process made upon such warrant holder in any such enforcement action by service upon such warrant holder’s counsel in the foreign action as agent for such warrant holder.
This choice-of-forum provision may limit a warrant holder’s ability to bring a claim in a judicial forum that it finds favorable for disputes with our company, which may discourage such lawsuits. Alternatively, if a court were to find this provision of our warrant agreement inapplicable or unenforceable with respect to one or more of the specified types of actions or proceedings, we may incur additional costs associated with resolving such matters in other jurisdictions, which could materially and adversely affect our business, financial condition and results of operations and result in a diversion of the time and resources of our management and board of directors.
Our warrants are expected to be accounted for as derivative liabilities and will be recorded at fair value upon issuance with changes in fair value each period included in earnings, which may make it more difficult for us to consummate an initial business combination.
We will be issuing warrants to purchase 6,000,000 of our Class A ordinary shares (or up to 6,900,000 Class A ordinary shares if the underwriters’ over-allotment option is exercised in full) as part of the units offered by this prospectus and, simultaneously with the closing of this offering, we will be issuing in a private placement an aggregate of 18,666,667 private placement warrants (or 20,166,667 private placement warrants if the underwriters’ over-allotment option is exercised in full), each exercisable to purchase one Class A ordinary share at $20.00 per share, subject to adjustment. We expect to account for both the warrants underlying the units offered by this prospectus and the private placement warrants as a warrant liability. At each reporting period (1) the accounting treatment of the warrants will be re-evaluated for proper accounting treatment as a liability or equity and (2) the fair value of the liability of the public warrants and private placement warrants will be remeasured and the change in the fair value of the liability will be recorded as other income (expense) in our income statement. Potential targets may seek a business combination partner that does not have warrants that are accounted for as a liability, which may make it more difficult for us to consummate an initial business combination with a target business.
We may redeem your unexpired warrants prior to their exercise at a time that is disadvantageous to you, thereby making your warrants worthless.
We have the ability to redeem the outstanding public warrants at any time after they become exercisable and prior to their expiration, at a price of $0.01 per warrant, provided that the closing price of our Class A ordinary shares equals or exceeds $18.00 per share (as adjusted for adjustments to the number of shares issuable upon exercise or the exercise price of a warrant as described under the heading “Description of Securities — Warrants — Public Shareholders’ Warrants — Anti-Dilution Adjustments”) for any 20 trading days within a 30 trading-day period ending on the third trading day prior to proper notice of such redemption and provided that certain other conditions are met. If and when the warrants become redeemable by us, we may exercise our redemption right even if we are unable to register or qualify the underlying securities for sale under all applicable state securities laws. As a result, we may redeem the warrants as set forth above even if the holders are otherwise unable to exercise the warrants. Redemption of the outstanding warrants could force you to (i) exercise your warrants and pay the exercise price therefor at a time when it may be disadvantageous for you to do so, (ii) sell your warrants at the then-current market price when you
 
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might otherwise wish to hold your warrants or (iii) accept the nominal redemption price which, at the time the outstanding warrants are called for redemption, we expect would be substantially less than the market value of your warrants. None of the private placement warrants will be redeemable by us.
In addition, we have the ability to redeem the outstanding public warrants at any time after they become exercisable and prior to their expiration, at a price of $0.10 per warrant upon a minimum of 30 days’ prior written notice of redemption provided that the closing price of our Class A ordinary shares equals or exceeds $10.00 per share (as adjusted for adjustments to the number of shares issuable upon exercise or the exercise price of a warrant as described under the heading “Description of Securities-Warrants —  Public Shareholders’ Warrants — Anti-Dilution Adjustments”) for any 20 trading days within a 30 trading-day period ending on the third trading day prior to proper notice of such redemption and provided that certain other conditions are met, including that holders will be able to exercise their warrants prior to redemption for a number of Class A ordinary shares determined based on the redemption date and the fair market value of our Class A ordinary shares. Please see “Description of Securities — Warrants — Public Shareholders’ Warrants — Redemption of warrants when the price per Class A ordinary share equals or exceeds $10.00.” The value received upon exercise of the warrants (1) may be less than the value the holders would have received if they had exercised their warrants at a later time where the underlying share price is higher and (2) may not compensate the holders for the value of the warrants, including because the number of ordinary shares received is capped at 0.361 Class A ordinary shares per warrant (subject to adjustment) irrespective of the remaining life of the warrants. None of the private placement warrants will be redeemable by us.
Our warrants may have an adverse effect on the market price of our Class A ordinary shares and make it more difficult to effectuate our initial business combination.
We will be issuing warrants to purchase 6,000,000 of our Class A ordinary shares (or up to 6,900,000 Class A ordinary shares if the underwriters’ over-allotment option is exercised in full) as part of the units offered by this prospectus and, simultaneously with the closing of this offering, we will be issuing in a private placement an aggregate of 18,666,667 private placement warrants (or 20,166,667 private placement warrants if the underwriters’ over-allotment option is exercised in full), each exercisable to purchase one Class A ordinary share at $20.00 per share, subject to adjustment. In addition, if the sponsor, its affiliates or a member of our management team makes any working capital loans, it may convert up to $2,000,000 of such loans into up to an additional 3,333,333 private placement warrants, at the price of $0.60 per warrant. We may also issue Class A ordinary shares in connection with our redemption of our warrants.
To the extent we issue ordinary shares for any reason, including to effectuate a business combination, the potential for the issuance of a substantial number of additional Class A ordinary shares upon exercise of these warrants could make us a less attractive acquisition vehicle to a target business. Such warrants, when exercised, will increase the number of issued and outstanding Class A ordinary shares and reduce the value of the Class A ordinary shares issued to complete the business transaction. Therefore, our warrants may make it more difficult to effectuate a business transaction or increase the cost of acquiring the target business.
Because each unit contains one-fifth of one redeemable warrant and only a whole warrant may be exercised, the units may be worth less than units of other blank check companies.
Each unit contains one-fifth of one redeemable warrant. Pursuant to the warrant agreement, no fractional warrants will be issued upon separation of the units, and only whole units will trade. If, upon exercise of the warrants, a holder would be entitled to receive a fractional interest in a share, we will, upon exercise, round down to the nearest whole number the number of Class A ordinary shares to be issued to the warrant holder. This is different from other offerings similar to ours whose units include one ordinary share and one whole warrant to purchase one whole share. We have established the components of the units in this way in order to reduce the dilutive effect of the warrants upon completion of a business combination since the warrants will be exercisable in the aggregate for one-fifth of the number of shares compared to units that each contain a whole warrant to purchase one whole share, thus making us, we believe, a more attractive merger partner for target businesses. Nevertheless, this unit structure may cause our units to be worth less than if a unit included a warrant to purchase one whole share.
 
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A provision of our warrant agreement may make it more difficult for us to consummate an initial business combination.
Unlike most blank check companies, if (i) we issue additional Class A ordinary shares or equity-linked securities for capital raising purposes in connection with the closing of our initial business combination at a Newly Issued Price of less than $9.20 per ordinary share, (ii) the aggregate gross proceeds from such issuances represent more than 60% of the total equity proceeds, and interest thereon, available for the funding of our initial business combination on the date of the consummation of our initial business combination (net of redemptions), and (iii) the Market Value is below $9.20 per share, then the exercise price of the warrants will be adjusted to be equal to 115% of the higher of the Market Value and the Newly Issued Price, and the $18.00 per share redemption trigger prices described below under “Description of Securities-Warrants — Public Shareholders’ Warrants — Redemption of warrants when the price per Class A ordinary share equals or exceeds $18.00” and “Redemption of warrants when the price per Class A ordinary share equals or exceeds $10.00” will be adjusted (to the nearest cent) to be equal to 180% of the higher of the Market Value and the Newly Issued Price, and the $10.00 per share redemption trigger price described below under “Description of Securities — Warrants-Public Shareholders’ Warrants — Redemption of warrants when the price per Class A ordinary share equals or exceeds $10.00” will be adjusted (to the nearest cent) to be equal to the higher of the Market Value and the Newly Issued Price. This may make it more difficult for us to consummate an initial business combination with a target business.
The determination of the offering price of our units and the size of this offering is more arbitrary than the pricing of securities and size of an offering of an operating company in a particular industry. You may have less assurance, therefore, that the offering price of our units properly reflects the value of such units than you would have in a typical offering of an operating company.
Prior to this offering there has been no public market for any of our securities. The public offering price of the units and the terms of the warrants were negotiated between us and the underwriters. In determining the size of this offering, management held customary organizational meetings with the underwriters, both prior to our inception and thereafter, with respect to the state of capital markets, generally, and the amount the underwriters believed they reasonably could raise on our behalf. Factors considered in determining the size of this offering, prices and terms of the units, including the Class A ordinary shares and warrants underlying the units, include:

the history and prospects of companies whose principal business is the acquisition of other companies;

prior offerings of those companies;

our prospects for acquiring an operating business at attractive values;

a review of debt-to-equity ratios in leveraged transactions;

our capital structure;

an assessment of our management and their experience in identifying operating companies;

general conditions of the securities markets at the time of this offering; and

other factors as were deemed relevant.
Although these factors were considered, the determination of our offering price is more arbitrary than the pricing of securities of an operating company in a particular industry since we have no historical operations or financial results.
There is currently no market for our securities and a market for our securities may not develop, which would adversely affect the liquidity and price of our securities.
There is currently no market for our securities. Shareholders therefore have no access to information about prior market history on which to base their investment decision. Following this offering, the price of our securities may vary significantly due to one or more potential business combinations and general market or economic conditions, including as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. Furthermore, an active trading
 
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market for our securities may never develop or, if developed, it may not be sustained. You may be unable to sell your securities unless a market can be established and sustained.
Because we must furnish our shareholders with target business financial statements, we may lose the ability to complete an otherwise advantageous initial business combination with some prospective target businesses.
The federal proxy rules require that a proxy statement with respect to a vote on a business combination meeting certain financial significance tests include historical and/or pro forma financial statement disclosure in periodic reports. We will include the same financial statement disclosure in connection with our tender offer documents, whether or not they are required under the tender offer rules. These financial statements may be required to be prepared in accordance with, or be reconciled to, accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America, or GAAP, or international financial reporting standards as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board, or IFRS, depending on the circumstances and the historical financial statements may be required to be audited in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States), or PCAOB. These financial statement requirements may limit the pool of potential target businesses we may acquire because some targets may be unable to provide such statements in time for us to disclose such statements in accordance with federal proxy rules and complete our initial business combination within the prescribed time frame.
We are an emerging growth company and a smaller reporting company within the meaning of the Securities Act, and if we take advantage of certain exemptions from disclosure requirements available to “emerging growth companies” or “smaller reporting companies,” this could make our securities less attractive to investors and may make it more difficult to compare our performance with other public companies.
We are an “emerging growth company” within the meaning of the Securities Act, as modified by the JOBS Act, and we may take advantage of certain exemptions from various reporting requirements that are applicable to other public companies that are not “emerging growth companies” including, but not limited to, not being required to comply with the auditor attestation requirements of Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, reduced disclosure obligations regarding executive compensation in our periodic reports and proxy statements, and exemptions from the requirements of holding a nonbinding advisory vote on executive compensation and shareholder approval of any golden parachute payments not previously approved. As a result, our shareholders may not have access to certain information they may deem important. We could be an emerging growth company for up to five years, although circumstances could cause us to lose that status earlier, including if the market value of our Class A ordinary shares held by non-affiliates exceeds $700 million as of any June 30 before that time, in which case we would no longer be an emerging growth company as of the following December 31. We cannot predict whether investors will find our securities less attractive because we will rely on these exemptions. If some investors find our securities less attractive as a result of our reliance on these exemptions, the trading prices of our securities may be lower than they otherwise would be, there may be a less active trading market for our securities and the trading prices of our securities may be more volatile.
Further, Section 102(b)(1) of 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 Securities Act registration statement declared effective or do not have a class of securities registered under 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. We have 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, we, 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 our 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.
Additionally, we are a “smaller reporting company” as defined in Item 10(f)(1) of Regulation S-K. Smaller reporting companies may take advantage of certain reduced disclosure obligations, including,
 
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among other things, providing only two years of audited financial statements. We will remain a smaller reporting company until the last day of the fiscal year in which (1) the market value of our ordinary shares held by non-affiliates exceeds $250 million as of the prior June 30, or (2) our annual revenues exceeded $100 million during such completed fiscal year and the market value of our ordinary shares held by non-affiliates exceeds $700 million as of the prior June 30. To the extent we take advantage of such reduced disclosure obligations, it may also make comparison of our financial statements with other public companies difficult or impossible.
Compliance obligations under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act may make it more difficult for us to effectuate a business combination, require substantial financial and management resources, and increase the time and costs of completing an acquisition.
Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act requires that we evaluate and report on our system of internal controls beginning with our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ending December 31, 2022. Only in the event we are deemed to be a large accelerated filer or an accelerated filer and no longer qualify as an emerging growth company, will we not be required to comply with the independent registered public accounting firm attestation requirement on our internal control over financial reporting. The fact that we are a blank check company makes compliance with the requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act particularly burdensome on us as compared to other public companies because a target business with which we seek to complete our initial business combination may not be in compliance with the provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act regarding adequacy of its internal controls. The development of the internal control of any such entity to achieve compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act may increase the time and costs necessary to complete any such acquisition.
Because we are incorporated under the laws of the Cayman Islands, you may face difficulties in protecting your interests, and your ability to protect your rights through the U.S. federal courts may be limited.
We are an exempted company incorporated under the laws of the Cayman Islands. As a result, it may be difficult for investors to effect service of process within the United States upon our directors or executive officers, or enforce judgments obtained in the United States courts against our directors or officers.
Our corporate affairs will be governed by our amended and restated memorandum and articles of association, the Companies Act (as the same may be supplemented or amended from time to time) and the common law of the Cayman Islands. We will also be subject to the federal securities laws of the United States. The rights of shareholders to take action against the directors, actions by minority shareholders and the fiduciary responsibilities of our directors to us under Cayman Islands law are to a large extent governed by the common law of the Cayman Islands. The common law of the Cayman Islands is derived in part from comparatively limited judicial precedent in the Cayman Islands as well as from English common law, the decisions of whose courts are of persuasive authority, but are not binding on a court in the Cayman Islands. The rights of our shareholders and the fiduciary responsibilities of our directors under Cayman Islands law are different from what they would be under statutes or judicial precedent in some jurisdictions in the United States. In particular, the Cayman Islands has a different body of securities laws as compared to the United States, and certain states, such as Delaware, may have more fully developed and judicially interpreted bodies of corporate law. In addition, Cayman Islands companies may not have standing to initiate a shareholders derivative action in a Federal court of the United States.
We have been advised by Maples and Calder, our Cayman Islands legal counsel, that the courts of the Cayman Islands are unlikely (i) to recognize or enforce against us judgments of courts of the United States predicated upon the civil liability provisions of the federal securities laws of the United States or any state; and (ii) in original actions brought in the Cayman Islands, to impose liabilities against us predicated upon the civil liability provisions of the federal securities laws of the United States or any state, so far as the liabilities imposed by those provisions are penal in nature. In those circumstances, although there is no statutory enforcement in the Cayman Islands of judgments obtained in the United States, the courts of the Cayman Islands will recognize and enforce a foreign money judgment of a foreign court of competent jurisdiction without retrial on the merits based on the principle that a judgment of a competent foreign court imposes upon the judgment debtor an obligation to pay the sum for which judgment has been given provided certain conditions are met. For a foreign judgment to be enforced in the Cayman Islands, such judgment must be
 
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final and conclusive and for a liquidated sum, and must not be in respect of taxes or a fine or penalty, inconsistent with a Cayman Islands judgment in respect of the same matter, impeachable on the grounds of fraud or obtained in a manner, or be of a kind the enforcement of which is, contrary to natural justice or the public policy of the Cayman Islands (awards of punitive or multiple damages may well be held to be contrary to public policy). A Cayman Islands Court may stay enforcement proceedings if concurrent proceedings are being brought elsewhere.
As a result of all of the above, public shareholders may have more difficulty in protecting their interests in the face of actions taken by management, members of the board of directors or controlling shareholders than they would as public shareholders of a United States company.
Provisions in our amended and restated memorandum and articles of association may inhibit a takeover of us, which could limit the price investors might be willing to pay in the future for our Class A ordinary shares and could entrench management.
Our amended and restated memorandum and articles of association contain provisions that may discourage unsolicited takeover proposals that shareholders may consider to be in their best interests. These provisions will include a staggered board of directors, the ability of the board of directors to designate the terms of and issue new series of preference shares, and the fact that prior to the completion of our initial business combination only holders of our Class B ordinary shares, which have been issued to our sponsor and the foundation, are entitled to vote on the appointment of directors, which may make more difficult the removal of management and may discourage transactions that otherwise could involve payment of a premium over prevailing market prices for our securities.
An investment in this offering may result in uncertain or adverse U.S. federal income tax consequences.
An investment in this offering may result in uncertain U.S. federal income tax consequences. For instance, because there are no authorities that directly address instruments similar to the units we are issuing in this offering, the allocation an investor makes with respect to the purchase price of a unit between the Class A ordinary shares and the one-fifth of a warrant to purchase one Class A ordinary share included in each unit could be challenged by the IRS or courts. Furthermore, the U.S. federal income tax consequences of a cashless exercise of warrants included in the units we are issuing in this offering is unclear under current law. Finally, it is unclear whether the redemption rights with respect to our ordinary shares suspend the running of a U.S. Holder’s (as defined below in “Taxation-United States Federal Income Tax Considerations-General”) holding period for purposes of determining whether any gain or loss realized by such holder on the sale or exchange of Class A ordinary shares is long-term capital gain or loss and for determining whether any dividend we pay would be considered “qualified dividends” for U.S. federal income tax purposes. See the section titled “Taxation — United States Federal Income Tax Considerations” for a summary of the U.S. federal income tax considerations of an investment in our securities. Prospective investors are urged to consult their tax advisors with respect to these and other tax consequences when purchasing, holding or disposing of our securities.
Cyber incidents or attacks directed at us could result in information theft, data corruption, operational disruption and/or financial loss.
We depend on digital technologies, including information systems, infrastructure and cloud applications and services, including those of General Catalyst and third parties with which we may deal. Sophisticated and deliberate attacks on, or security breaches in, our systems or infrastructure, or the systems or infrastructure of third parties or the cloud, could lead to corruption or misappropriation of our assets, proprietary information and sensitive or confidential data. As an early-stage company without significant investments in data security protection, we may not be sufficiently protected against such occurrences. We may not have sufficient resources to adequately protect against, or to investigate and remediate any vulnerability to, cyber incidents. It is possible that any of these occurrences, or a combination of them, could have adverse consequences on our business and lead to financial loss.
Since only holders of our founder shares will have the right to vote on the appointment of directors, upon the listing of our shares on the Nasdaq, the Nasdaq may consider us to be a “controlled company” within the meaning of the Nasdaq rules and, as a result, we may qualify for exemptions from certain corporate governance requirements.
After completion of this offering, only holders of our founder shares will have the right to vote on the appointment of directors. As a result, the Nasdaq may consider us to be a “controlled company” within the
 
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meaning of the Nasdaq corporate governance standards. Under the Nasdaq corporate governance standards, a company of which more than 50% of the voting power is held by an individual, group or another company is a “controlled company” and may elect not to comply with certain corporate governance requirements, including the requirements that:

we have a board that includes a majority of “independent directors,” as defined under the rules of the Nasdaq;

we have a compensation committee of our board that is comprised entirely of independent directors with a written charter addressing the committee’s purpose and responsibilities; and

we have a nominating and corporate governance committee of our board that is comprised entirely of independent directors with a written charter addressing the committee’s purpose and responsibilities.
We do not intend to utilize these exemptions and intend to comply with the corporate governance requirements of the Nasdaq, subject to applicable phase-in rules. However, if we determine in the future to utilize some or all of these exemptions, you will not have the same protections afforded to shareholders of companies that are subject to all of the Nasdaq corporate governance requirements.
Risks Associated with Acquiring and Operating a Business in Foreign Countries
If we pursue a target company with operations or opportunities outside of the United States for our initial business combination, we may face additional burdens in connection with investigating, agreeing to and completing such initial business combination, and if we effect such initial business combination, we would be subject to a variety of additional risks that may negatively impact our operations.
If we pursue a target a company with operations or opportunities outside of the United States for our initial business combination, we would be subject to risks associated with cross-border business combinations, including in connection with investigating, agreeing to and completing our initial business combination, conducting due diligence in a foreign jurisdiction, having such transaction approved by any local governments, regulators or agencies and changes in the purchase price based on fluctuations in foreign exchange rates.
If we effect our initial business combination with such a company, we would be subject to any special considerations or risks associated with companies operating in an international setting, including any of the following:

costs and difficulties inherent in managing cross-border business operations;

rules and regulations regarding currency redemption;

complex corporate withholding taxes on individuals;

laws governing the manner in which future business combinations may be effected;

exchange listing and/or delisting requirements;

tariffs and trade barriers;

regulations related to customs and import/export matters;

local or regional economic policies and market conditions;

unexpected changes in regulatory requirements;

longer payment cycles;

tax issues, such as tax law changes and variations in tax laws as compared to the United States;

currency fluctuations and exchange controls;

rates of inflation;

challenges in collecting accounts receivable;

cultural and language differences;

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underdeveloped or unpredictable legal or regulatory systems;

corruption;

protection of intellectual property;

social unrest, crime, strikes, riots and civil disturbances;

regime changes and political upheaval;

terrorist attacks, natural disasters and wars; and

deterioration of political relations with the United States.
We may not be able to adequately address these additional risks. If we were unable to do so, we may be unable to complete such initial business combination, or, if we complete such combination, our operations might suffer, either of which may adversely impact our business, financial condition and results of operations.
If our management following our initial business combination is unfamiliar with United States securities laws, they may have to expend time and resources becoming familiar with such laws, which could lead to various regulatory issues.
Following our initial business combination, our management may resign from their positions as officers or directors of the company and the management of the target business at the time of the business combination will remain in place. Management of the target business may not be familiar with United States securities laws. If new management is unfamiliar with United States securities laws, they may have to expend time and resources becoming familiar with such laws. This could be expensive and time-consuming and could lead to various regulatory issues which may adversely affect our operations.
After our initial business combination, substantially all of our assets may be located in a foreign country and substantially all of our revenue may be derived from our operations in any such country. Accordingly, our results of operations and prospects will be subject, to a significant extent, to the economic, political and social conditions and government policies, developments and conditions in the country in which we operate.
The economic, political and social conditions, as well as government policies, of the country in which our operations are located could affect our business. Economic growth could be uneven, both geographically and among various sectors of the economy and such growth may not be sustained in the future. If in the future such country’s economy experiences a downturn or grows at a slower rate than expected, there may be less demand for spending in certain industries. A decrease in demand for spending in certain industries could materially and adversely affect our ability to find an attractive target business with which to consummate our initial business combination and if we effect our initial business combination, the ability of that target business to become profitable.
Exchange rate fluctuations and currency policies may cause a target business’ ability to succeed in the international markets to be diminished.
In the event we acquire a non-U.S. target, all revenues and income would likely be received in a foreign currency, and the dollar equivalent of our net assets and distributions, if any, could be adversely affected by reductions in the value of the local currency. The value of the currencies in our target regions fluctuate and are affected by, among other things, changes in political and economic conditions. Any change in the relative value of such currency against our reporting currency may affect the attractiveness of any target business or, following consummation of our initial business combination, our financial condition and results of operations. Additionally, if a currency appreciates in value against the dollar prior to the consummation of our initial business combination, the cost of a target business as measured in dollars will increase, which may make it less likely that we are able to consummate such transaction.
We may reincorporate in another jurisdiction in connection with our initial business combination, and the laws of such jurisdiction may govern some or all of our future material agreements and we may not be able to enforce our legal rights.
In connection with our initial business combination, we may relocate the home jurisdiction of our business from the Cayman Islands to another jurisdiction. If we determine to do this, the laws of such
 
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jurisdiction may govern some or all of our future material agreements. The system of laws and the enforcement of existing laws in such jurisdiction may not be as certain in implementation and interpretation as in the United States. The inability to enforce or obtain a remedy under any of our future agreements could result in a significant loss of business, business opportunities or capital.
We are subject to changing law and regulations regarding regulatory matters, corporate governance and public disclosure that have increased both our costs and the risk of non-compliance.
We are subject to rules and regulations by various governing bodies, including, for example, the SEC, which are charged with the protection of investors and the oversight of companies whose securities are publicly traded, and to new and evolving regulatory measures under applicable law. Our efforts to comply with new and changing laws and regulations have resulted in and are likely to continue to result in, increased general and administrative expenses and a diversion of management time and attention from seeking a business combination target.
Moreover, because these laws, regulations and standards are subject to varying interpretations, their application in practice may evolve over time as new guidance becomes available. This evolution may result in continuing uncertainty regarding compliance matters and additional costs necessitated by ongoing revisions to our disclosure and governance practices. If we fail to address and comply with these regulations and any subsequent changes, we may be subject to penalty and our business may be harmed.
 
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CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
Some of the statements contained in this prospectus may constitute “forward-looking statements” for purposes of the federal securities laws. Our forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding our or our management team’s expectations, hopes, beliefs, intentions or strategies regarding the future. In addition, any statements that refer to projections, forecasts or other characterizations of future events or circumstances, including any underlying assumptions, are forward-looking statements. The words “anticipate,” “believe,” “continue,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intends,” “may,” “might,” “plan,” “possible,” “potential,” “predict,” “project,” “shall,” “should,” “will,” “would” and similar expressions may identify forward-looking statements, but the absence of these words does not mean that a statement is not forward-looking. Forward-looking statements in this prospectus may include, for example, statements about:

our ability to select an appropriate target business or businesses;

our ability to complete our initial business combination;

our expectations around the performance of a prospective target business or businesses;

our success in retaining or recruiting, or changes required in, our officers, key employees or directors following our initial business combination;

our officers and directors allocating their time to other businesses and potentially having conflicts of interest with our business or in approving our initial business combination;

our potential ability to obtain additional financing to complete our initial business combination;

our pool of prospective target businesses;

our ability to consummate an initial business combination due to the uncertainty resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic;

the ability of our officers and directors to generate a number of potential business combination opportunities;

our public securities’ potential liquidity and trading;

the lack of a market for our securities;

the use of proceeds not held in the trust account or available to us from interest income on the trust account balance;

the trust account not being subject to claims of third parties; or

our financial performance following this offering.
The forward-looking statements contained in this prospectus are based on our current expectations and beliefs concerning future developments and their potential effects on us. There can be no assurance that future developments affecting us will be those that we have anticipated. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties (some of which are beyond our control) or other assumptions that may cause actual results or performance to be materially different from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, those factors described under the heading “Risk Factors.” Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should any of our assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary in material respects from those projected in these forward-looking statements. We undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required under applicable securities laws.
 
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USE OF PROCEEDS
We are offering 30,000,000 units at an offering price of $10.00 per unit. We estimate that the net proceeds of this offering, together with the funds we will receive from the sale of the private placement warrants, will be used as set forth in the following table:
Gross proceeds
Without Over-
allotment Option
Over-allotment
Option Exercised
Gross proceeds from units offered to public(1)
$ 300,000,000 $ 345,000,000
Gross proceeds from private placement warrants offered in the private placement
$ 11,200,000 $ 12,100,000
Total gross proceeds
$ 311,200,000 $ 357,100,000
Estimated offering expenses(2)
Underwriting commissions(2.0% of gross proceeds from units offered to public, excluding deferred portion)(3)
$ 6,000,000 $ 6,900,000
Legal fees and expenses
500,000 500,000
Printing and engraving expenses
40,000 40,000
Accounting fees and expenses
27,778 27,778
SEC/FINRA Expenses
89,890 89,890
Listing and filing fees
80,000 80,000
Director & Officer liability insurance premiums
1,600,000 1,600,000
Miscellaneous
$ 312,332 $ 312,332
Total estimated offering expenses (excluding underwriting commission)
$ 2,650,000 $ 2,650,000
Proceeds after estimated offering expenses
$ 302,550,000 $ 347,550,000
Held in trust account(3)
$ 300,000,000 $ 345,000,000
% of public offering size
100% 100%
Not held in trust account
$ 2,550,000 $ 2,550,000
The following table shows the use of the estimated $2,550,000 of net proceeds not held in the trust account.(4)(5)
Amount
% of Total
Legal, accounting, due diligence, travel, and other expenses in connection with any
business combination(6)
$ 1,000,000 39.2%
Legal and accounting fees related to regulatory reporting obligations
225,000 8.8%
Payment for office space, administrative and support services
240,000 9.4%
Continued listing fees
58,000 2.3%
Working capital to cover miscellaneous expenses and reserves (including franchise taxes net of anticipated interest income)
1,027,000 40.3%
Total
$ 2,550,000 100%
(1)
Includes amounts payable to public shareholders who properly redeem their shares in connection with our successful completion of our initial business combination.
(2)
A portion of the offering expenses will be paid from the proceeds of loans from our sponsor of up to $300,000 as described in this prospectus. As of May 3, 2021, we had borrowed $300,000 under the promissory note with our sponsor. These amounts will be repaid upon completion of this offering out of the offering proceeds that has been allocated for the payment of offering expenses (other than underwriting commissions) and not to be held in the trust account. In the event that offering expenses are less than as set forth in this table, any such amounts will be used for post-closing working capital
 
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expenses. In the event that the offering expenses are more than as set forth in this table, we may fund such excess with funds not held in the trust account.
(3)
The underwriters have agreed to defer underwriting commissions of 3.5% of the gross proceeds of this offering. Upon and concurrently with the completion of our initial business combination, $10,500,000, which constitutes the underwriters’ deferred commissions (or $12,075,000 if the underwriters’ over-allotment option is exercised in full) will be paid to the underwriters from the funds held in the trust account. See “Underwriting.” The remaining funds, less amounts released to the trustee to pay redeeming shareholders, will be released to us and can be used to pay all or a portion of the purchase price of the business or businesses with which our initial business combination occurs or for general corporate purposes, including payment of principal or interest on indebtedness incurred in connection with our initial business combination, to fund the purchases of other companies or for working capital. The underwriters will not be entitled to any interest accrued on the deferred underwriting discounts and commissions.
(4)
These expenses are estimates only. Our actual expenditures for some or all of these items may differ from the estimates set forth herein. For example, we may incur greater legal and accounting expenses than our current estimates in connection with negotiating and structuring our initial business combination based upon the level of complexity of such business combination. In the event we identify a business combination target in a specific industry subject to specific regulations, we may incur additional expenses associated with legal due diligence and the engagement of special legal counsel. In addition, our staffing needs may vary and as a result, we may engage a number of consultants to assist with legal and financial due diligence. We do not anticipate any change in our intended use of proceeds, other than fluctuations among the current categories of allocated expenses, which fluctuations, to the extent they exceed current estimates for any specific category of expenses, would not be available for our expenses. The amount in the table above does not include interest available to us from the trust account. The proceeds held in the trust account will be invested only in U.S. government treasury obligations with a maturity of 185 days or less or in money market funds meeting certain conditions under Rule 2a-7 under the Investment Company Act which invest only in direct U.S. government treasury obligations. Assuming an interest rate of 0.20% per year, we estimate the interest earned on the trust account will be approximately $600,000 per year; however, we can provide no assurances regarding this amount.
(5)
Assumes the underwriters do not exercise the over-allotment option.
(6)
Includes estimated amounts that may also be used in connection with our initial business combination to fund a “no shop” provision and commitment fees for financing.
Of the $311,200,000 in proceeds we receive from this offering and the sale of the private placement warrants described in this prospectus, or $357,100,000 if the underwriters’ over-allotment option is exercised in full, $300,000,000 ($10.00 per unit), or $345,000,000 if the underwriters’ over- allotment option is exercised in full ($10.00 per unit), will be deposited into a trust account with Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company acting as trustee, including $10,500,000, or up to $12,075,000 if the underwriters’ over-allotment option is exercised in full, in deferred underwriting compensation will be used to pay expenses in connection with the closing of this offering (including the portion of the underwriting commissions payable upon closing of this offering) and for working capital following this offering. We will not be permitted to withdraw any of the principal or interest held in the trust account, except with respect to interest earned on the funds held in the trust account that may be released to us to pay our income taxes, if any, until the earliest of (i) the completion of our initial business combination, (ii) the redemption of our public shares if we have not consummated an initial business combination within 24 months from the closing of this offering, subject to applicable law, or (iii) the redemption of our public shares properly submitted in connection with a shareholder vote to approve an amendment to our amended and restated memorandum and articles of association (A) that would modify the substance or timing of our obligation to provide holders of our Class A ordinary shares the right to have their shares redeemed in connection with our initial business combination or to redeem 100% of our public shares if we do not complete our initial business combination within 24 months from the closing of this offering or (B) with respect to any other provision relating to the rights of holders of our Class A ordinary shares. Based on current interest rates, we expect that interest income earned on the trust account (if any) will be sufficient to pay our income taxes.
The net proceeds held in the trust account may be used as consideration to pay the sellers of a target business with which we ultimately complete our initial business combination. If our initial business
 
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combination is paid for using equity or debt, or not all of the funds released from the trust account are used for payment of the consideration in connection with our initial business combination or the redemption of our public shares, we may apply the balance of the cash released from the trust account for general corporate purposes, including for maintenance or expansion of operations of the post-business combination company, the payment of principal or interest due on indebtedness incurred in completing our initial business combination, to fund the purchase of other companies or for working capital. There is no limitation on our ability to raise funds privately or through loans in connection with our initial business combination.
We believe that amounts not held in trust, together with funds available to us from loans from our sponsor, its affiliates or members of our management team will be sufficient to pay the costs and expenses to which such proceeds are allocated. However, if our estimate of the costs of undertaking in-depth due diligence and negotiating a business combination is less than the actual amount necessary to do so, we may be required to raise additional capital, the amount, availability and cost of which is currently unascertainable. If we are required to seek additional capital, we could seek such additional capital through loans or additional investments from our sponsor or an affiliate of our sponsor or certain of our officers and directors although they are under no obligation to advance funds to us in such circumstances.
We will reimburse an affiliate of our sponsor for office space, secretarial and administrative services provided to members of our management team, in the amount of $10,000 per month. Upon completion of our initial business combination or our liquidation, we will cease paying these monthly fees.
Prior to the closing of this offering, our sponsor has agreed to loan us up to $300,000 to be used for a portion of the expenses of this offering. As of May 3, 2021, we had borrowed $300,000 under the promissory note with our sponsor. These loans are non-interest bearing, unsecured and are due at the earlier of June 30, 2021 or the closing of this offering. The loan will be repaid upon the closing of this offering out of the offering proceeds not held in the trust account.
In addition, in order to finance transaction costs in connection with an intended initial business combination, our sponsor or an affiliate of our sponsor or certain of our officers and directors may, but are not obligated to, loan us funds as may be required. If we complete our initial business combination, we may repay such loaned amounts out of the proceeds of the trust account released to us. Otherwise, such loans may be repaid only out of funds held outside the trust account. In the event that our initial business combination does not close, we may use a portion of the working capital held outside the trust account to repay such loaned amounts but no proceeds from our trust account would be used to repay such loaned amounts. Up to $2,000,000 of such loans may be convertible into warrants of the post-business combination entity at a price of $0.60 per warrant at the option of the lender. The warrants would be identical to the private placement warrants. Except as set forth above, the terms of such loans, if any, have not been determined and no written agreements exist with respect to such loans. Prior to the completion of our initial business combination, we do not expect to seek loans from parties other than our sponsor, its affiliates or any members of our management team as we do not believe third parties will be willing to loan such funds and provide a waiver against any and all rights to seek access to funds in our trust account.
 
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DIVIDEND POLICY
We have not paid any cash dividends on our ordinary shares to date and do not intend to pay cash dividends prior to the completion of our initial business combination. The payment of cash dividends in the future will be dependent upon our revenues and earnings, if any, capital requirements and general financial condition subsequent to completion of our initial business combination. The payment of any cash dividends subsequent to our initial business combination will be within the discretion of our board of directors at such time. Further, if we incur any indebtedness in connection with a business combination, our ability to declare dividends may be limited by restrictive covenants we may agree to in connection therewith.
 
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DILUTION
The difference between the public offering price per Class A ordinary share, assuming no value is attributed to the warrants included in the units we are offering pursuant to this prospectus or the private placement warrants, and the pro forma net tangible book value per Class A ordinary share after this offering constitutes the dilution to investors in this offering. Such calculation does not reflect any dilution associated with the sale and exercise of warrants, including the private placement warrants, which would cause the actual dilution to the public shareholders to be higher, particularly where a cashless exercise is utilized. Net tangible book value per share is determined by dividing our net tangible book value, which is our total tangible assets less total liabilities (including the value of Class A ordinary shares which may be redeemed for cash), by the number of outstanding Class A ordinary shares.
At February 26, 2021, our net tangible book deficit was $(33,508), or approximately $(0.00) per ordinary share. After giving effect to the sale of 30,000,000 Class A ordinary shares included in the units we are offering by this prospectus (or 34,500,000 Class A ordinary shares if the underwriters’ over-allotment option is exercised in full), the sale of the private placement warrants and the deduction of underwriting commissions and estimated expenses of this offering, our pro forma net tangible book value at February 26, 2021 would have been $5,000,008 or $0.39 per share (or $5,000,008, or $0.34 per share if the underwriter’s over-allotment option is exercised in full), representing an immediate increase in net tangible book value (as decreased by the value of 26,048,815 Class A ordinary shares that may be redeemed for cash, or 30,096,715 Class A ordinary shares if the underwriter’s over-allotment option is exercised in full) of $0.39 per share (or $0.34 per share if the underwriter’s over-allotment option is exercised in full) to our initial shareholders as of the date of this prospectus and an immediate dilution to public shareholders from this offering of $10.00 per public share. Total dilution to public shareholders from this offering will be $9.61 per share (or $9.66 per share if the underwriter’s over-allotment option is exercised in full).
The following table illustrates the dilution to the public shareholders on a per-share basis, assuming no value is attributed to the warrants included in the units or the private placement warrants:
Without
Over-allotment
With
Over-allotment
Public offering price
$ 10.00 $ 10.00
Net tangible book deficit before this offering
(0.00) (0.00)
Increase attributable to public shareholders
0.39 0.34
Pro forma net tangible book value after this offering and the sale of the private placement warrants
Dilution to public shareholders
$ 9.61 $ 9.66
Percentage of dilution to public shareholders
96.1% 96.6%
For purposes of presentation, we have reduced our pro forma net tangible book value after this offering (assuming the underwriters do not exercise the over-allotment option) by $260,488,150 because holders of up to approximately 86.8% of our public shares may redeem their shares for a pro rata share of the aggregate amount then on deposit in the trust account at a per share redemption price equal to the amount in the trust account as set forth in our tender offer or proxy materials (initially anticipated to be the aggregate amount held in trust two business days prior to the consummation of our initial business combination, including interest earned on the funds held in the trust account and not previously released to us to pay our income taxes, if any, divided by the number of the then-outstanding public shares).
 
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The following table sets forth information with respect to our initial shareholders and the public shareholders:
Shares Purchased
Total Consideration
Average
Price per
Share
Number
Percentage
Amount
Percentage
Class B Ordinary Shares(1)
9,000,000 23.1% $ 25,000 0.01% 0.003
Public Shareholders
30,000,000 76.9% 300,000,000 99.99% 10.00
39,000,000 100.0% $ 300,025,000 100.00%
(1)
Assumes the underwriters do not exercise the over-allotment option and the corresponding forfeiture of 1,350,000 Class B ordinary shares held by our initial shareholders.
The pro forma net tangible book value per share after this offering (assuming that the underwriters do not exercise their over-allotment option) is calculated as follows:
Without
Over-allotment
With
Over-allotment
Numerator:
Net tangible book deficit before this offering
$ (33,508) $ (33,508)
Net proceeds from this offering and sale of the private placement warrants(1)
302,550,000 347,550,000
Plus: Offering costs paid in advance, excluded from tangible book value before this offering
45,000 45,000
Less: Deferred underwriting commissions
(10,500,000) (12,075,000)
Less: Derivative warrant liabilities
(26,573,334) (29,519,334)
Less: Proceeds held in trust subject to redemption(2)
(260,488,150) (300,967,150)
$ 5,000,008 $ 5,000,008
Denominator:
Ordinary shares outstanding prior to this offering
10,350,000 10,350,000
Ordinary shares forfeited if over-allotment is not exercised
(1,350,000)
Ordinary shares included in the units offered
30,000,000 34,500,000
Less: Ordinary shares subject to redemption
(26,048,815) (30,096,715)
12,951,185 14,753,285
(1)
Expenses applied against gross proceeds include offering expenses of $2,650,000 and underwriting commissions of $6,000,000 or $6,900,000 if the underwriters exercise their over-allotment option (excluding deferred underwriting fees). See “Use of Proceeds.”
(2)
If we seek shareholder approval of our initial business combination and we do not conduct redemptions in connection with our initial business combination pursuant to the tender offer rules, our initial shareholders, advisors or their affiliates may purchase public shares or warrants in privately negotiated transactions or in the open market either prior to or following the completion of our initial business combination. In the event of any such purchases of our shares prior to the completion of our initial business combination, the number of Class A ordinary shares subject to redemption will be reduced by the amount of any such purchases, increasing the pro forma net tangible book value per share. See “Proposed Business Effecting Our Initial Business Combination — Effecting Our Initial Business Combination — Permitted Purchases and Other Transactions with Respect to Our Securities.”
 
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CAPITALIZATION
The following table sets forth our capitalization at February 26, 2021, and as adjusted to give effect to the filing of our amended and restated memorandum and articles of association, the sale of our units in this offering and the private placement warrants and the application of the estimated net proceeds derived from the sale of such securities:
February 26, 2021
Actual
As Adjusted(1)
Note payable to related party(2)
$ $
Deferred underwriting commissions
10,500,000
Derivative warrant liabilities(4)
26,573,334
Class A ordinary shares, 0.0001 par value, 440,000,000 shares authorized, actual
and as adjusted; 0 and 26,084,815 shares are subject to possible redemption,
actual and as adjusted, respectively(3)
260,488,150
Preference shares, 0.0001 par value; 1,000,000 preference shares authorized,
actual and as adjusted; 0 preference shares issued and outstanding, actual and
as adjusted
Class A ordinary shares, 0.0001 par value, 400,000,000 shares authorized, actual
and as adjusted; 0 and 3,951,185 shares issued and outstanding (excluding 0
and 26,048,815 shares subject to possible redemption), actual and as adjusted,
respectively(3)
395
Class B ordinary shares, 0.0001 par value, 40,000,000 shares authorized, actual and as adjusted; 10,350,000 and 9,000,000 shares issued and outstanding, actual and as adjusted, respectively(3)
1,035 900
Additional paid-in capital
23,965 5,876,081
Accumulated deficit(5)
(13,508) (877,368)
Total shareholders’ equity
$ 11,492 $ 5,000,008
Total capitalization
$ 11,492 $ 302,561,492
(1)
Assumes the underwriters do not exercise the over-allotment option and the corresponding forfeiture of 1,350,000 Class B ordinary shares held by our initial shareholders.
(2)
Our sponsor has agreed to loan us up to $300,000 to be used for a portion of the expenses of this offering. As of May 3, 2021, we had borrowed $300,000 under the promissory note with our sponsor.
(3)
Upon the completion of our initial business combination, we will provide our public shareholders with the opportunity to redeem their public shares for cash at a per share price equal to 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 us to pay our income taxes, if any, divided by the number of the then-outstanding public shares, subject to the limitations described herein whereby redemptions cannot cause our net tangible assets to be less than $5,000,001 either prior to or upon consummation of an initial business combination and any limitations (including, but not limited to, cash requirements) created by the terms of the proposed business combination.
(4)
We will account for the 24,666,667 warrants to be issued in connection with this offering (including the 6,000,000 warrants included in the units and the 18,666,667 private placement warrants, assuming the underwriters' over-allotment option is not exercised) in accordance with the guidance contained in ASC 815-40. Such guidance provides that because the warrants do not meet the criteria for equity treatment thereunder, each warrant must be recorded as a liability. Accordingly, we will classify each warrant as a liability at its fair value. This liability is subject to remeasurement at each balance sheet date. With each such re-measurement, the warrant liability will be adjusted to fair value, with the change in fair value recognized in our statement of operations. Such warrant classification is also subject to re-evaluation at each reporting period.
(5)
As adjusted accumulated deficit includes transaction costs associated with derivative warrant liabilities.
 
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MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND
RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
Overview
We are a blank check company incorporated on February 10, 2021 as a Cayman Islands exempted company for the purpose of effecting a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses or entities. We have not selected any business combination target and we have not, nor has anyone on our behalf, initiated any substantive discussions, directly or indirectly, with any business combination target. We intend to effectuate our initial business combination using cash from the proceeds of this offering and the sale of the private placement warrants, our shares, debt or a combination of cash, equity and debt.
The issuance of additional shares in a business combination:

may significantly dilute the equity interest of investors in this offering, which dilution would increase if the anti-dilution provisions in the Class B ordinary shares resulted in the issuance of Class A ordinary shares on a greater than one-to-one basis upon conversion of the Class B ordinary shares;

may subordinate the rights of holders of Class A ordinary shares if preference shares are issued with rights senior to those afforded our Class A ordinary shares;

could cause a change in control if a substantial number of our Class A ordinary shares are issued, which may affect, among other things, our ability to use our net operating loss carry forwards, if any, and could result in the resignation or removal of our present officers and directors;

may have the effect of delaying or preventing a change of control of us by diluting the share ownership or voting rights of a person seeking to obtain control of us; and

may adversely affect prevailing market prices for our units, Class A ordinary shares and/or warrants; and may not result in adjustment to the exercise price of our warrants.
Similarly, if we issue debt or otherwise incur significant debt, it could result in:

default and foreclosure on our assets if our operating revenues after an initial business combination are insufficient to repay our debt obligations;

acceleration of our obligations to repay the indebtedness even if we make all principal and interest payments when due if we breach certain covenants that require the maintenance of certain financial ratios or reserves without a waiver or renegotiation of that covenant;

our immediate payment of all principal and accrued interest, if any, if the debt is payable on demand;

our inability to obtain necessary additional financing if the debt contains covenants restricting our ability to obtain such financing while the debt is outstanding;

our inability to pay dividends on our Class A ordinary shares;

using a substantial portion of our cash flow to pay principal and interest on our debt, which will reduce the funds available for dividends on our Class A ordinary shares if declared, expenses, capital expenditures, acquisitions and other general corporate purposes;

limitations on our flexibility in planning for and reacting to changes in our business and in the industry in which we operate;

increased vulnerability to adverse changes in general economic, industry and competitive conditions and adverse changes in government regulation; and

limitations on our ability to borrow additional amounts for expenses, capital expenditures, acquisitions, debt service requirements, execution of our strategy and other purposes and other disadvantages compared to our competitors who have less debt.
As indicated in the accompanying financial statements, as of May 3, 2021, we had $300,000 in cash and deferred offering costs of $45,000. Further, we expect to incur significant costs in the pursuit of our
 
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initial business combination. We cannot assure you that our plans to raise capital or to complete our initial business combination will be successful.
Results of Operations and Known Trends or Future Events
We have neither engaged in any operations nor generated any revenues to date. Our only activities since inception have been organizational activities and those necessary to prepare for this offering. Following this offering, we will not generate any operating revenues until after completion of our initial business combination. We will generate non-operating income in the form of interest income on cash and cash equivalents after this offering. There has been no significant change in our financial or trading position and no material adverse change has occurred since the date of our audited financial statements. After this offering, we expect to incur increased expenses as a result of being a public company (for legal, financial reporting, accounting and auditing compliance), as well as for due diligence expenses. We expect our expenses to increase substantially after the closing of this offering.
Liquidity and Capital Resources
Our liquidity needs have been satisfied prior to the completion of this offering through (i) an aggregate of $25,000 paid by our sponsor and the foundation to purchase the founder shares to our sponsor and the foundation and (ii) the receipt of loans to us of up to $300,000 by our sponsor under an unsecured promissory note. As of May 3, 2021, we had borrowed $300,000 under the unsecured promissory note. We estimate that the net proceeds from (i) the sale of the units in this offering, after deducting estimated offering expenses of $2,650,000, underwriting commissions of $6,000,000, or $6,900,000 if the underwriter’s over-allotment option is exercised in full (excluding deferred underwriting commissions of $10,500,000, or $12,075,000 if the underwriter’s over-allotment option is exercised in full), and (ii) the sale of the private placement warrants for a purchase price of $11,200,000 (or $12,100,000 if the underwriter’s over-allotment option is exercised in full) will be $302,550,000 (or $347,550,000 if the underwriter’s over-allotment option is exercised in full). Of this amount, $300,000,000 (or $345,000,000 if the underwriter’s over-allotment option is exercised in full) will be held in the trust account, which includes the deferred underwriting commissions described above. The proceeds held in the trust account will be invested only in U.S. government treasury obligations with a maturity of 185 days or less or in money market funds meeting certain conditions under Rule 2a-7 under the Investment Company Act which invest only in direct U.S. government treasury obligations. The remaining $2,550,000 will not be held in the trust account. In the event that our offering expenses exceed our estimate of $2,650,000, we may fund such excess with funds not to be held in the trust account. In such case, the amount of funds we intend to be held outside the trust account would decrease by a corresponding amount. Conversely, in the event that the offering expenses are less than our estimate of $2,650,000, the amount of funds we intend to be held outside the trust account would increase by a corresponding amount.
We intend to use substantially all of the funds held in the trust account, including any amounts representing interest earned on the trust account (less taxes payable and deferred underwriting commissions), to complete our initial business combination. We may withdraw interest income (if any) to pay income taxes, if any. Our annual income tax obligations will depend on the amount of interest and other income earned on the amounts held in the trust account. We expect the interest income earned on the amount in the trust account (if any) will be sufficient to pay our income taxes. To the extent that our equity or debt is used, in whole or in part, as consideration to complete our initial business combination, the remaining proceeds held in the trust account will be used as working capital to finance the operations of the target business or businesses, make other acquisitions and pursue our growth strategies.
Prior to the completion of our initial business combination, we will have available to us the $2,550,000 of proceeds held outside the trust account, as well as certain funds from loans from our sponsor, its affiliates or members of our management team. We will use these funds to primarily identify and evaluate target businesses, perform business due diligence on prospective target businesses, travel to and from the offices, plants or similar locations of prospective target businesses or their representatives or owners, review corporate documents and material agreements of prospective target businesses, and structure, negotiate and complete a business combination.
We do not believe we will need to raise additional funds following this offering in order to meet the expenditures required for operating our business prior to our initial business combination, other than funds
 
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available from loans from our sponsor, its affiliates or members of our management team. However, if our estimates of the costs of identifying a target business, undertaking in-depth due diligence and negotiating an initial business combination are less than the actual amount necessary to do so, we may have insufficient funds available to operate our business prior to our initial business combination. In order to fund working capital deficiencies or finance transaction costs in connection with an intended initial business combination, our sponsor or an affiliate of our sponsor or certain of our officers and directors may, but are not obligated to, loan us funds as may be required. If we complete our initial business combination, we may repay such loaned amounts out of the proceeds of the trust account released to us. In the event that our initial business combination does not close, we may use a portion of the working capital held outside the trust account to repay such loaned amounts but no proceeds from our trust account would be used for such repayment. Up to $2,000,000 of such loans may be convertible into warrants of the post-business combination entity at a price of $0.60 per warrant at the option of the lender. The warrants would be identical to the private placement warrants. The terms of such loans, if any, have not been determined and no written agreements exist with respect to such loans. Prior to the completion of our initial business combination, we do not expect to seek loans from parties other than our sponsor, its affiliates or our management team as we do not believe third parties will be willing to loan such funds and provide a waiver against any and all rights to seek access to funds in our trust account.
We expect our primary liquidity requirements during that period to include approximately $1,000,000 for legal, accounting, due diligence, travel and other expenses associated with structuring, negotiating and documenting successful business combinations; $225,000 for legal and accounting fees related to regulatory reporting obligations; $240,000 for office space, administrative and support services; $58,000 for Nasdaq continued listing fees; and $1,027,000 for general working capital that will be used for miscellaneous expenses and reserves.
These amounts are estimates and may differ materially from our actual expenses. In addition, we could use a portion of the funds not being placed in trust to pay commitment fees for financing, fees to consultants to assist us with our search for a target business or as a down payment or to fund a “no-shop” provision (a provision designed to keep target businesses from “shopping” around for transactions with other companies or investors on terms more favorable to such target businesses) with respect to a particular proposed business combination, although we do not have any current intention to do so. If we entered into an agreement where we paid for the right to receive exclusivity from a target business, the amount that would be used as a down payment or to fund a “no-shop” provision would be determined based on the terms of the specific business combination and the amount of our available funds at the time. Our forfeiture of such funds (whether as a result of our breach or otherwise) could result in our not having sufficient funds to continue searching for, or conducting due diligence with respect to, prospective target businesses.
Moreover, we may need to obtain additional financing to complete our initial business combination, either because the transaction requires more cash than is available from the proceeds held in our trust account, or because we become obligated to redeem a significant number of our public shares upon completion of the business combination, in which case we may issue additional securities or incur debt in connection with such business combination. If we have not consummated our initial business combination within the required time period because we do not have sufficient funds available to us, we will be forced to cease operations and liquidate the trust account.
Controls and Procedures
We are not currently required to maintain an effective system of internal controls as defined by Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. We will be required to comply with the internal control requirements of the Sarbanes- Oxley Act for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2022. Only in the event that we are deemed to be a large accelerated filer or an accelerated filer and no longer qualify as an emerging growth company would we be required to comply with the independent registered public accounting firm attestation requirement on internal control over financial reporting. Further, for as long as we remain an emerging growth company as defined in the JOBS Act, we intend to take advantage of certain exemptions from various reporting requirements that are applicable to other public companies that are not “emerging growth companies” including, but not limited to, not being required to comply with the independent registered public accounting firm attestation requirement.
 
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Prior to the closing of this offering, we have not completed an assessment, nor have our auditors tested our systems, of our internal controls. We expect to assess the internal controls of our target business or businesses prior to the completion of our initial business combination and, if necessary, to implement and test additional controls as we may determine are necessary in order to state that we maintain an effective system of internal controls. A target business may not be in compliance with the provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act regarding the adequacy of internal controls. Many small and mid-sized target businesses we may consider for our initial business combination may have internal controls that need improvement in areas such as:

staffing for financial, accounting and external reporting areas, including segregation of duties;

reconciliation of accounts;

proper recording of expenses and liabilities in the period to which they relate;

evidence of internal review and approval of accounting transactions;

documentation of processes, assumptions and conclusions underlying significant estimates; and

documentation of accounting policies and procedures.
Because it will take time, management involvement and perhaps outside resources to determine what internal control improvements are necessary for us to meet regulatory requirements and market expectations for our operation of a target business, we may incur significant expenses in meeting our public reporting responsibilities, particularly in the areas of designing, enhancing, or remediating internal and disclosure controls. Doing so effectively may also take longer than we expect, thus increasing our exposure to financial fraud or erroneous financing reporting.
Once our management’s report on internal controls is complete, we will retain our independent auditors to audit and render an opinion on such report when required by Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. The independent auditors may identify additional issues concerning a target business’s internal controls while performing their audit of internal control over financial reporting.
Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk
The net proceeds of this offering and the sale of the private placement warrants held in the trust account will be invested in U.S. government treasury obligations with a maturity of 185 days or less or in money market funds meeting certain conditions under Rule 2a-7 under the Investment Company Act which invest only in direct U.S. government treasury obligations. Due to the short-term nature of these investments, we believe there will be no associated material exposure to interest rate risk. However, if the interest rates of U.S. Treasury obligations become negative, we may have less interest income available to us for payment of taxes, and a decline in the value of the assets held in the trust account could reduce the principal below the amount initially deposited in the trust account.
Off-balance Sheet Arrangements; Commitments and Contractual Obligations; Quarterly Results
As of May 3, 2021, we did not have any off-balance sheet arrangements as defined in Item 303(a)(4)(ii) of Regulation S-K and did not have any commitments or contractual obligations. No unaudited quarterly operating data is included in this prospectus as we have not conducted any operations to date.
JOBS Act
The JOBS Act contains provisions that, among other things, relax certain reporting requirements for qualifying public companies. We will qualify as an “emerging growth company” and under the JOBS Act will be allowed to comply with new or revised accounting pronouncements based on the effective date for private (not publicly traded) companies. We are electing to delay the adoption of new or revised accounting standards, and as a result, we may not comply with new or revised accounting standards on the relevant dates on which adoption of such standards is required for non-emerging growth companies. As a result, our financial statements may not be comparable to companies that comply with new or revised accounting pronouncements as of public company effective dates.
 
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Additionally, we are in the process of evaluating the benefits of relying on the other reduced reporting requirements provided by the JOBS Act. Subject to certain conditions set forth in the JOBS Act, if, as an “emerging growth company,” we choose to rely on such exemptions we may not be required to, among other things, (i) provide an auditor’s attestation report on our system of internal controls over financial reporting pursuant to Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, (ii) provide all of the compensation disclosure that may be required of non-emerging growth public companies under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, (iii) comply with any requirement that may be adopted by the PCAOB regarding mandatory audit firm rotation or a supplement to the auditor’s report providing additional information about the audit and the financial statements (auditor discussion and analysis) and (iv) disclose certain executive compensation related items such as the correlation between executive compensation and performance and comparisons of the chief executive officer’s compensation to median employee compensation. These exemptions will apply for a period of five years following the completion of our initial public offering or until we are no longer an “emerging growth company,” whichever is earlier.
 
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PROPOSED BUSINESS
General
We are a newly organized blank check company incorporated in February, 2021, as a Cayman Islands exempted company for the purpose of effecting a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses or entities, which we refer to throughout this prospectus as our initial business combination or business combination. To date, our efforts have been limited to organizational activities as well as activities related to this offering. We have generated no operating revenues to date and we do not expect that we will generate operating revenues until we consummate our initial business combination.
Our objective is to partner with a disruptive software business with demonstrated strong momentum, platform characteristics and multiple avenues of growth in a large addressable market with favorable secular trends, by leveraging the industry expertise, relationships and network of our management team, directors and sponsor, their experience building companies as founders, advisors, leaders and board members, and the capital raised in this offering. Beyond the core business objective to help acquire and take an enterprise software company public, our team and board of directors are united around a common goal: to invest in the next generation of Black entrepreneurship and leadership. Pursuant to this goal, Catalyst Partners Acquisition Corp. will contribute a portion of its sponsor economics to support the creation of a Catalyst Partners Foundation, a non-for-profit entity to champion initiatives supporting the economic empowerment and inclusion of underrepresented groups. Following the business combination, we seek to serve as a long-term partner to the Chief Executive Officer and management team of the newly combined company to grow the business as a public company and build a category leader. We have not selected any specific business combination target and we have not, nor has anyone on our behalf, engaged in any substantive discussions, directly or indirectly, with any business combination target with respect to an initial business combination with us.
Our sponsor is an affiliate of General Catalyst, a technology-focused investment firm with offices in San Francisco, Palo Alto, New York, and Boston, with approximately $7.5 billion raised in total subscriptions over 10 fund vintages. General Catalyst’s investment strategy is to partner closely with founders to build high growth companies that withstand the test of time. The firm’s mission is to invest in powerful, positive change that endures — for entrepreneurs, investors, people, and society. Founded in Boston in 1999, General Catalyst has a proven track record of successfully investing in leading technology companies in both the private and public markets, and is known for its deep expertise in enterprise software and other high growth technology markets.
General Catalyst has successfully executed over 465 private transactions with companies in various stages of their life cycles, from early to mid-stage and late-stage investments, including over 45 companies with an enterprise value over $1 billion. The firm has helped support the growth of businesses such as Airbnb, BigCommerce, Cazoo, Datto, Deliveroo, Demandware, Gusto, HubSpot, Livongo Health, Ping Identity, Oscar, Samsara, Snap, Stripe, and Warby Parker. All of these investments have significantly increased in value since General Catalyst’s initial investment.
General Catalyst has a track record of identifying and investing in high conviction public market success stories early and supporting them through their growth journeys. The firm actively helps portfolio companies consider strategic options including going public through traditional IPOs, direct listings and M&A. Prior investments include current and previously public software companies like Airbnb (IPO 2020), BigCommerce (IPO 2020), Datto (Acquired by Vista 2017, followed by IPO 2020), Demandware (IPO 2012 and acquired 2016), HubSpot (IPO 2014), Kayak (IPO then acquired later in 2012), Lemonade (IPO 2020), Livongo Health (IPO 2019 and acquired 2020), Ping Identity (Acquired by Vista 2016, followed by IPO 2019), Snap (IPO 2017), Vroom (IPO 2020) and Oscar Health (IPO 2021).
General Catalyst implements a full-stack venture capital model that connects and compounds the value of investing at inception through a company’s rapid inflection phases, and enables the firm to have widespread reach and on-ground presence in the industry and into companies of all scale, size, and our thematic areas of focus. We believe the firm derives unique and differentiated insights thanks to its sector specialization and involvement with mainstream companies across the technology and growth life cycle in key software sectors.
 
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Early Venture Strategy:   General Catalyst’s early stage strategy focuses on identifying and supporting the best founders at the earliest stage possible. The firm backs first-time and experienced founders, as well as nascent teams, at the ideation phase of enterprise and consumer solutions with Seed stage investments from $500 thousand to $2 million. Through the early-stage practice, General Catalyst supports companies at the Series A and Series B stages that are focused on new themes and industries ripe for change through innovation and digital transformation. Investing early into businesses helps General Catalyst build long-term relationships with founders and management teams. These relationships and General Catalyst’s industry network will serve as key pillars of our sourcing strategy.

Growth Venture Strategy:   General Catalyst’s growth venture strategy focuses primarily on partnering with founders whose businesses are at an inflection point and show strong potential for meaningful scale, mainly targeting fast growing businesses poised to become market leaders.

Creation Strategy — Hatch and XIR Programs:   Through General Catalyst’s Hatch and Executive-in-Residence (XIR) programs, the firm also collaborates with world-class executives to create a new business or identify an existing growth-stage business to transform with them. Through these partnerships and active company building, General Catalyst can accelerate the trajectory and improve the eventual outcome of a business.

Endurance Strategy:   Through the endurance strategy, General Catalyst partners with once-in-a-generation companies. These companies have transformed industries and continue to demonstrate the ability to move beyond a first act to second or third iterations of their growth potential. General Catalyst helps these founders take measured risks to continue their growth trajectory, maintain the agility of a startup while operating with the discipline of a public company, all while preparing for the future.
General Catalyst and our team have two decades of investing experience in the enterprise software sector, particularly in our target areas of focus, from cybersecurity to data and analytics, infrastructure software and application software, with a track record of doubling down on our high conviction investments and creating significant shareholder value over time. The firm’s expertise in these key sectors of focus that typically require deep domain knowledge and expertise for successful investments is evidenced by its representative portfolio of private software companies that include, but are not limited to:

Cybersecurity:   Aura, Black Duck Software, Illumio, Ping Identity

Data and Analytics:   Datalogix, Hive, RStudio, ThoughtSpot

Infrastructure:   Datto, Fivetran, GitLab, SignalFx

Applications:   airSlate, Applied Intuition, BigCommerce, Canva, Clarabridge, Contentful, Demandware, Drift, Grammarly, Guild Education, Gusto, HubSpot, Mark43, Olive, OM1, PathAI, Samsara, TrueMotion

Financial Technology:   Fundbox, Melio, Rapyd, Stripe
General Catalyst also has significant experience and expertise in the public equity markets for blank check companies as evidenced by the highly successful debut of its previous affiliated SPACs, Health Assurance Acquisition Corp. (“HAAC”) and Revolution Healthcare Acquisition Corp (“RHAC”). To reflect the economic transformation of the healthcare industry, HAAC and RHAC were incorporated with a new structure, SAILSM, or Stakeholder Aligned Initial Listing, to remove friction, align stakeholder interests, and reward sustained, long-term performance. HAAC completed its successful initial public offering in November 2020, in which it sold 52.5 million SAILSM securities, each consisting of one share of Class A common stock and one warrant to purchase one-fourth of one share of HAAC Class A common stock, for an offering price of $10.00 per SAILSM security, generating gross proceeds of $525 million. RHAC completed its successful initial public offering in March 2021, in which it sold 55.0 million SAILSM securities, each consisting of one share of Class A common stock and one warrant to purchase one-fifth of one share of RHAC Class A common stock, for an offering price of $10.00 per SAILSM security, generating gross proceeds of $550 million. Neither HAAC nor RHAC has announced or completed its initial business combination.
 
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Catalyst Partners is another extension of General Catalyst’s pursuit of collaborating with the best founders and teams with disruptive businesses in attractive markets, and it represents a further evolution of General Catalyst’s deep roots and expertise in identifying category trends and enterprise software winners early in their development, to partner with, and support the journey of, high conviction companies. We believe this offering is the next step in allowing us a creative and flexible way to partner with an exceptional business and team. Since General Catalyst’s inception, 20 of its private portfolio companies have consummated traditional IPOs. While we continue to believe that traditional IPOs are appropriate for many companies, and direct listings for others, we also believe that going public via a special purpose acquisition company, or SPAC, will be the best choice for a wide range of high-growth companies. Our deep network, track record, focus on disruptive businesses, and experience across the life cycle of software businesses makes us uniquely positioned to identify and execute a successful business combination. Our management team, directors and General Catalyst have extensive operational, commercial and transactional experience with software companies in our target sectors, and we intend to use these skills and credentials to identify market leaders for an initial business combination.
Our Opportunity and Focus
The Enterprise Software Market
Over the past two decades, the evolution of technology has disrupted and reinvented many industries, giving rise to many new category-defining businesses and creating outsized value for technology investors in the public markets. Software companies in particular continue to influence and reinvent how businesses operate, driving innovation and productivity across the enterprise. Organizations worldwide are undergoing a significant digital transformation, and increasingly look to adopt technology solutions that lead to differentiated offerings, faster time to market, and an improved ability to meet the needs of customers and employees. Gartner estimates enterprise Information Technology spending on software will expand from $3.3 trillion in 2020 to $3.9 trillion by 2023. The COVID-19 pandemic has at once accelerated the pace and demonstrated the value of the digital transformation of the workplace. The almost-overnight need for workers to operate from home and for offline commerce to shift to digital has spurred rapid adoption of collaboration tools like video conferencing software, revealed the value of cloud-based infrastructure, security, and applications, and accelerated the overall digital transformation of the enterprise. IDC predicts that by the end of 2021, 80% of enterprises will put a mechanism in place to shift to cloud-centric infrastructure and applications twice as fast as before the pandemic. Trends long in motion are being catalyzed and are likely to retain their momentum after lockdowns ease, while new trends will emerge and shape the next generation of business processes, particularly in many functional areas and industries historically resistant to innovation. We believe that the rate of change in enterprise software is increasing, highlighting vulnerabilities in legacy products and business models, and expanding the universe of investable opportunities poised to unseat incumbents.
Our Opportunity
Our objective is to identify, acquire, and help govern a category-defining platform in a secular-growth area that will compound over the long-term. We look for disruptive technology with demonstrated momentum, platform effects and multiple avenues of growth in a large addressable market with favorable secular trends. We believe enterprise software is a large and growing category of focus for investors. The proliferation of public cloud platforms and the availability of venture capital has allowed new entrants to grow extremely rapidly, gaining scale and attractive unit economics earlier in their company life cycles, resulting in an acceleration in the number of public market candidates of scale. According to CB Insights, more than 450 software technology companies worldwide who have raised venture capital at more than a $1 billion valuation are still private.
We believe that a number of private enterprise software companies are poised for significant future growth, yet lack the capital, management expertise and operational efficiency to do so. These companies look for the many noteworthy benefits to being publicly traded during their growth stage, including increased brand awareness, access to capital markets, and investment and acquisition currency. A business combination with Catalyst Partners would provide targets with several benefits, including increased certainty of proceeds and de-risked valuation, a valuation based on longer-term business outlook, a faster route to
 
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public markets with reduced management distraction, and a valuable and collaborative partnership with a top-tier sponsor that brings deep expertise in business expansion, go-to-market, product strategy and marketing, governance, recruitment, strategic acquisitions, and investor relations. We believe there is a significant backlog of software companies that are both looking to go public and that are interested in leveraging the benefits of a SPAC to make that transition. We believe we are well positioned among SPAC sponsors to address these needs given our two decades of experience investing in software companies and creating significant shareholder value.
Our Focus
Based on General Catalyst’s broad and deep experience investing in enterprise software companies, we will focus our search on targets that either address or benefit from a number of trends, including but not limited to those described below. We believe these sectors are among those that are poised for accelerated technological advancements and breakthrough innovation, and hold the potential to disrupt large industries serving major global markets.
Cybersecurity Software
Cyber attacks and data breaches continue to increase in frequency, severity, and impact to organizations across sectors. The rise of cloud computing, increased workforce mobility and the growth in connected devices across industries has made devices, applications and data highly distributed and diverse further challenging organizations to monitor and protect their networks and workloads running on various endpoints. The accompanying movement of workloads to the cloud and the edge has caused an increase in complexity for Information Technology teams to manage hybrid and multi-cloud environments, and an expansion in the attack surface for adversaries. Fueled in part by the pandemic, current geopolitical environment, and a sudden shift to remote working environments, security remains a top priority for CIOs and CISOs, but the number of vendors and point solutions in the space can be overwhelming. The ongoing secular shift in cybersecurity is driving rapid growth in budgets and spending, and reorienting cybersecurity preparedness as a strategic imperative for businesses of all types. The cyber threat landscape continues to evolve, providing opportunities for software vendors to provide innovative solutions to emerging areas of vulnerability across network, application, and cloud security, as well as identity and access management, among other areas.
Data and Analytics Software
Data is at the heart of business innovation and organizations everywhere are seeking ways to transform their businesses by capturing, analyzing, and mobilizing data. The proliferation of data provides valuable insights for organizations, including key business and performance metrics, customer attributes and behavior, and product strengths and capabilities. Advancements in machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies hold the potential to allow businesses to leverage big data to better understand and respond to subtle changes in behavior, preferences or customer satisfaction levels, and drive significant enhancements in their business models and operations. While organizations everywhere look to data for a competitive edge, a fraction of organizational data is analyzed today and new tools are required to unlock value from fragmented and unstructured data. Organizational systems today are designed to collect everything irrespective of usefulness. Further, mission-critical data continues to be split across data warehouses and data lakes, and locked in both on-premises and cloud data silos. As every role and function within an organization becomes a mainstream data consumer, new challenges for data integrity and governance arise with the increasing demands for sharing data across functions, business units, clouds, borders and systems. Organizations increasingly look to deploy modern data infrastructure and analytical tools to address these challenges, bridge data silos to achieve full organizational connectivity, and leverage organizational data assets to create new monetization models for their businesses.
Next-Gen Infrastructure Software
Companies across all industries are heavily investing in underlying infrastructure to digitally transform their businesses and enhance the experience of their customers and productivity of their employees. A significant majority of time spent in all US occupations is spent on collecting data, processing data, and
 
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predictable physical activities, and a majority of this effort is spent on activities that can be automated by adapting currently demonstrated technology. Connecting customers and employees efficiently to the outcomes they want, while also delivering consistent and relevant experiences, requires managing the automation of processes from the infrastructure layer up. This is driving an ongoing seismic shift from static on-premises Information Technology architectures to distributed, dynamic hybrid and multi-cloud architectures. By 2024, total worldwide spending on cloud services, the hardware and software components underpinning cloud services, and the professional and managed services opportunities around cloud services will surpass $1.0 trillion while sustaining a double-digit CAGR of 15.7% according to IDC. As new delivery models like the cloud introduce more complexity, the need for Information Technology teams to instrument, monitor, and automate the management of infrastructure will increase and these new requirements come with a new set of tools and development models. As companies seek to compete more effectively by releasing quality software at a more frequent cadence, organizations look to unify software development and Information Technology operations teams to streamline infrastructure management. With this shift comes the need for new tools for DevOps teams that can manage and secure applications, automate manual processes, and enable flexible application architectures, driving shorter release cycles and efficient management of complexity at scale.
Application Software
Across industries, organizations are accelerating digital transformation processes for long-term growth and profitability. Software applications that layer on intelligence and data to help improve business outcomes and productivity are gaining strong adoption in response. The demand for cloud-based enterprise applications and Software-as-a-Service continues to grow as companies seek improved scalability, configurability, lower total cost of ownership, and to shift spending from capital expenditures to operating expenditures, among other benefits. According to IDC, the share of public cloud application deployments will increase from 40% in 2019 to 57% by 2024.
The growing adoption of enterprise applications affects every aspect of business and opens new opportunities for disruptive software businesses and their investors alike. As digital transformation projects continue to accelerate the pace of Software-as-a-Service and cloud-based deployments, including software to support new customer, employee, and commerce experiences, we see these categories as key areas of focus for our company.

Front Office Software:   Customer expectations, preferences, and needs have changed dramatically in response to pandemic-induced social distancing requirements. More than ever before, customers want to engage and buy online, forcing businesses everywhere to transform their operations from physical to digital. Front office applications, including Customer Experience and Relationship Management platforms, Marketing Automation platforms, and other customer-facing technologies have now become synonymous with digital transformation for many organizations as companies seek to form a holistic 360-degree-view of their customers and provide a unified customer experience across channels. According to IDC, 80% of CIOs will implement intelligent capabilities to sense, learn, and predict changing customer behaviors by 2025, enabling exclusive customer experiences for engagement and loyalty.

Future of Work:   As formerly desk-bound employees remain in large part working from home (or in distributed locations) and are expected to remain so for the foreseeable future, innovation in collaboration and remote work solutions has the opportunity to define, design and support the future of work for desk workers. Similarly, enterprises look to software platforms to better support, engage, and equip their desk-less workforce around the globe with the tools they need to succeed. By 2022, 65% of CIOs will digitally empower and enable frontline workers with data, artificial intelligence, and security to extend their productivity, adaptability, and decision making in the face of rapid changes, according to IDC. Enterprises also look to software solutions to improve access to healthcare, education, coaching and upskilling opportunities, insurance, and other benefits that enrich the experience for all employees and help them to lead a more fulfilled life.

Back Office Software:   Back office functions such as supply chain and finance have not benefited from the same degree of digitization initiatives that have transformed customer-facing and revenue-generating business areas like sales and marketing in the past. These categories remain ripe for
 
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innovative solutions to replace manual and paper-based workflows and business processes with automated and digital processes.

Vertical Software:   Businesses in markets like real estate, manufacturing, financial services, education, and construction, among others have unique needs typically not addressed by horizontal software platforms. While vertical software vendors typically have a smaller addressable market than horizontal applications, these markets often exhibit winner-take-most dynamics, allowing best-of-breed solutions to gain market share rapidly.
Financial Technology
One of the biggest opportunities brought forth by rapid technological innovation is in the realm of financial services. The digitization of records and workflows has moved processes from the physical world of atoms to the zero-marginal cost world of bits. This shift has driven a massive increase in the ability to leverage both economies of scale and network effects in an ever growing market where technical debt and legacy assets have hampered incumbents’ ability to innovate. The most successful fintech platforms have helped abstract away layers of complexity while providing the core enabler of the financial system — trust. The list of innovative private companies is rich with opportunity and many of the players are now showing signs of a reinforcing flywheel where growth and adoption begets further expansion. Opportunities abound across many categories including Payments & Transactions, Record Keeping and Information Sharing, Credit Provisioning, Risk Transfer, Payroll and Benefits, Procurement & Invoicing, Treasury Management, Regulatory and Compliance Processes.
The Outlook
The world’s businesses are running on enterprise software platforms. Companies’ processes are wired into these systems and the investments in people, processes and technology are vital to their daily operations. Accelerating global digitalization of businesses and the shifting perceptions of a digital, technology-enabled “future of work” environment will continue to accelerate and reinforce the critical nature and resiliency of such assets. Innovations such as cloud and mobile computing, data and analytics, and cybersecurity, catalyzed by corresponding shifts in enterprise software business models, will continue to unlock accelerated cycles of organizational change and value creation in the future, radically impacting industries and business processes across the world.
Software continues to undergo disruption comparable to other tectonic shifts in Information Technology, such as the shift from mainframe computing to client and server computing two decades ago. As automation and digitization transform the economy, well-resourced incumbents in the industry are losing out to upstarts. Emerging disruptors such as ServiceNow and Salesforce have seen a manifold higher growth in their cumulative public market capitalization in the past five years compared to incumbents like SAP, Oracle and IBM. While the old guard was disrupted seemingly overnight, we believe innovations in technology and business models will continue to drive explosive future growth for enterprise software, creating new opportunities for emerging disruptors. We believe these secular trends and market opportunities offer attractive areas of focus for our business, aligned with the advantages we bring to a potential target.
Why Catalyst Partners?
Full Resources of General Catalyst
As an affiliate of our sponsor, General Catalyst will provide us with differentiated expertise as a result of its long-term partnerships with both public and private companies throughout their life cycles. Additionally, General Catalyst’s franchise strength brings capital, credibility, connectivity, and institutional know-how to execute the transaction quickly. General Catalyst’s typical hands-on value creation alchemy revolves around a partnership approach that is focused on growth and transformation of portfolio businesses. General Catalyst’s ability to “hatch,” transform companies, and provide operational advice to management sets it apart from other SPAC sponsors. Leveraging our affiliation with General Catalyst, we plan to deliver the full strength of our team’s experience, expertise, and network to help accelerate the growth of our business combination partner and help build a credible and sustainable business in the public markets.
 
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Our Investing Experience
We are supported by General Catalyst’s deep bench of investment professionals who each have meaningful software sector investing experience in both private and public companies, at various stages of a company’s life cycle, and who specialize in identifying disruptive companies with unique business models, significant competitive advantages, and world-class founders. Members of General Catalyst’s investing team have a long history of supporting founders, CEOs and management teams. General Catalyst’s thirteen investing Managing Directors and over 30 investment professionals have been proactive advisors and boardroom partners to companies that grow through disruptive innovation and business models, which we believe will create meaningful value for investors over the long term. They actively evaluate and collaborate with founders and management teams, successfully helping them build and execute on their strategies, invest for long-term growth, and drive value for stakeholders. General Catalyst has successfully executed private transactions with over 465 companies in various stages of their life cycles, from early to mid-stage and late-stage investments, including over 45 companies with an enterprise value over $1 billion. General Catalyst has been involved with 20 companies that have gone public, and currently holds over 175 board roles. The average investor at General Catalyst has over a decade of software sector experience and the General Catalyst team includes multiple members of the Forbes Midas List of the world’s top venture capital investors.
We believe that General Catalyst’s relationships, transaction experience and investment pedigree is unparalleled in the industry and will enable us to identify a significant number of attractive potential business combination targets. We will also benefit from our access to their unique ecosystem of more than 55 active growth- and later-stage portfolio companies, significantly differentiating us from other SPAC sponsors.
General Catalyst’s investing team brings to our franchise their extensive experience in:

sourcing, structuring, and executing on a wide range of investment opportunities;

providing constructive strategic and operational guidance to management teams and boards of directors, to drive long-term stockholder value creation;

leveraging insights from their substantial investment, financial, operational oversight and governance experience to help optimize the financial condition, operating performance and strategy of a company;

accelerating business development and corporate development options, and assisting the company in negotiating significant business development and M&A deals; and

leveraging their extensive network of relationships to augment or complement the senior management team or board of directors of a company.
Our Operating Experience
We are committed to bringing our operational experience to bear as an important additive for growth, in order to accelerate the foundational success of our target’s management team. We are supported by General Catalyst’s team that includes accomplished technology entrepreneurs, seasoned technology executives, innovators and operators who have built and scaled category-leading public software companies. General Catalyst’s team also has a strong track record of identifying emerging industries that are being invented and markets that are being reinvented, and are leading experts in mainstream enterprise software technologies, including cloud, Software as a Service, data and analytics software, infrastructure software, application software and financial technology, with decades of software and technology product development, management, engineering and marketing experience. Through their experiences building and operating companies, and having gone through this journey multiple times, they know the unique challenges that a company faces after achieving scale, especially after going public. In a time when financial support is becoming more commoditized, we feel strongly that proven operational success, demonstrable experience and a track record of growth will be important differentiators that will afford us a competitive advantage in sourcing and partnering with growth companies.
General Catalyst’s team of industry experts also brings a broad base of strategic, commercial, and operational expertise in key functional areas for companies, ranging from product management, business planning, operations and growth strategies, and include software sector experts like:
 
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Former CEO and Chairman of American Express, who led the company for 16 years, has deep connectivity within the Fortune 100 executive leadership, and has a deep understanding of how the modern fintech tech landscape is evolving

Former CEO and President of Akamai Technologies who joined as the COO and employee #15 in 1998 when the company launched out of MIT and helped scale the business for over two decades in various executive and board roles

Former CTO of Dropbox who helped launch Dropbox Spaces, and who previously also served as the CTO and CBO at SAP and as a Corporate Vice President at Microsoft where he helped rebuild the product portfolio to be entirely cloud based

Former CTO and SVP of R&D at VMWare and InfoWorld’s CTO of the Year, who built a world-class engineering team with 3,000 people, delivered numerous industry-changing products, achieved over $4 billion in annual revenue and played a pivotal role in more than 20 strategic acquisitions at VMware
General Catalyst’s operating team brings to our franchise their extensive experience in:

verifying market opportunity and helping focus on unique product market fit;

enhancing and validating existing strategic plans to differentiate companies versus competitors;

evaluating and improving methods to acquire and increase customer lifetime value;

improving operating efficiency through cost evaluation and capital allocation decisions and improving budgeting process, accuracy and accountability;

helping companies install proper systems, processes and people to scale, and ensuring stability in leadership and corporate governance to scale beyond going public; and

establishing and ensuring high quality communication with analysts and investors to articulate long-term value creation.
Prior Special Purpose Acquisition Vehicle Experience
Our investment team and board of directors have a deep understanding of the equity capital markets for blank check companies. In September 2020, an affiliate of our sponsor, General Catalyst, founded HAAC with the mission to partner with leading healthcare businesses leveraging technology and to help them become iconic category winners that accelerate the digital transformation of healthcare into a new system of health assurance.
Health Assurance Acquisition Corp. was structured to reflect the economic transformation of the healthcare industry. To achieve its mission, HAAC was incorporated with a new structure, SAILSM, or Stakeholder Aligned Initial Listing, to remove friction, align stakeholder interests, and reward sustained, long-term performance. Under the SAILSM structure, initial stockholders will be able to capture 20% to 30% of the year-over-year share-price performance (20% for first 30% performance, 30% thereafter) on all capital raised in connection with the transaction, which will include gross proceeds from the IPO and any subsequent capital raised in connection with the merger.
HAAC completed its successful initial public offering in November 2020, in which it sold 52.5 million SAILSM securities, each consisting of one share of Class A common stock and one warrant to purchase one-fourth of one share of HAAC Class A common stock, for an offering price of $10.00 per unit, generating gross proceeds of $525 million. HAAC has not yet announced or completed its initial business combination.
In addition, in January 2021, General Catalyst and ARCH Venture Management, LLC created RHAC to execute its part in a broad mission of enabling the digital transformation of care, bringing disruptive innovation to the healthcare system through technology by eventually partnering with a leading businesses at the intersection of health care, life sciences and technology to redesign health care around the patient. RHAC is similarly using the SAILSM structure and completed its successful initial public offering in March 2021, in which it sold 55.0 million SAILSM securities, each consisting of one share of Class A common
 
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stock and one warrant to purchase one-fifth of one share of RHAC Class A common stock, for an offering price of $10.00 per SAILSM security, generating gross proceeds of $550 million. RHAC has not yet announced or completed its initial business combination.
As a repeat SPAC sponsor with a strong investment track record in the software sector, we believe potential sellers of target businesses will favorably view our management team’s credentialed experience and familiarity with the SPAC markets in considering whether or not to enter into a business combination with us. However, past performance by members of our management team is not a guarantee either (i) of success with respect to any business combination we may consummate or (ii) that we will be able to identify a suitable candidate for our initial business combination. You should not rely on the historical record of our management’s performance as indicative of our future performance.
Full Resources of Our Management Team and Directors
Our management team, directors and strategic advisors have collectively decades of direct management experience growing public and private companies via organic growth, acquisitions and strategic mergers. Our team’s combined experience, far-reaching networks, and long-standing relationships will provide valuable access to the highest quality software companies and will produce unique insi