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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 10-Q

(MARK ONE)

QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the quarter ended September 30, 2023

TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the transition period from                  to

Commission file number: 001-40051

CHURCHILL CAPITAL CORP VII

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

Delaware

    

85-3420354

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.) 

640 Fifth Avenue, 12th Floor

New York, NY 10019

(Address of principal executive offices)

(212) 380-7500

(Issuer’s telephone number)

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each class

    

Trading Symbol(s)

     

Name of each exchange on which registered

Units, each consisting of one share of Class A common stock,
$0.0001 par value, and one-fifth of one warrant

 

CVII.U

 

The New York Stock Exchange

Shares of Class A common stock

 

CVII

 

The New York Stock Exchange

Warrants included as part of the units

 

CVII WS

 

The New York Stock Exchange

Check whether the issuer (1) filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act during the past 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes   No 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files). Yes   No 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company or an emerging growth company. See definitions of “large accelerated filer”, “accelerated filer”, “smaller reporting company”, and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

Large accelerated filer

Accelerated filer

Non-accelerated filer

Smaller reporting company

Emerging growth company

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes   No 

As of November 9, 2023, there were 58,016,071 shares of Class A common stock, $0.0001 par value, and 34,500,000 shares of Class B common stock, $0.0001 par value, issued and outstanding.

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CHURCHILL CAPITAL CORP VII

FORM 10-Q FOR THE QUARTER ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2023

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Page

Part I. Financial Information

1

Item 1. Financial Statements

1

Condensed Balance Sheets as of September 30, 2023 (Unaudited) and December 31, 2022

1

Condensed Statements of Operations for the Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2023 and 2022 (Unaudited)

2

Condensed Statements of Changes in Stockholders’ Deficit for the Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2023 and 2022 (Unaudited)

3

Condensed Statements of Cash Flows for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2023 and 2022 (Unaudited)

5

Notes to Condensed Financial Statements (Unaudited)

6

Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

22

Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

27

Item 4. Controls and Procedures

27

Part II. Other Information

28

Item 1. Legal Proceedings

28

Item 1A. Risk Factors

28

Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

28

Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities

28

Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures

28

Item 5. Other Information

28

Item 6. Exhibits

29

Part III. Signatures

30

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PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1. Interim Financial Statements.

CHURCHILL CAPITAL CORP VII

CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS

September 30, 

    

December 31, 

    

2023

    

2022

    

(Unaudited)

ASSETS

Current assets

Cash

$

2,051,985

$

4,235,388

Prepaid expenses

 

365,414

 

161,941

Total current assets

2,417,399

4,397,329

Cash and marketable securities held in Trust Account

605,878,613

1,398,987,478

TOTAL ASSETS

$

608,296,012

$

1,403,384,807

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT

 

  

 

  

Current liabilities

Accrued expenses

$

2,379,463

$

281,977

Income taxes payable

2,091,079

3,332,481

Excise tax liability

8,162,810

Extension Promissory Note - related party

5,000,000

Total current liabilities

17,633,352

3,614,458

Deferred tax liability

836,312

Deferred legal fee

27,119

54,026

Warrant liabilities

18,662,000

3,010,000

Deferred underwriting fee payable

 

48,300,000

 

48,300,000

TOTAL LIABILITIES

 

84,622,471

 

55,814,796

 

  

 

COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

 

  

 

  

Class A common stock subject to possible redemption, 58,016,071 and 138,000,000 shares at redemption value of approximately $10.42 and $10.11 as of September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, respectively

604,395,658

1,394,751,969

 

  

 

  

Stockholders’ deficit

 

  

 

  

Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value; 1,000,000 shares authorized; none issued or outstanding

 

 

Class A common stock, $0.0001 par value; 500,000,000 shares authorized; none issued or outstanding

 

 

Class B common stock, $0.0001 par value; 100,000,000 shares authorized; 34,500,000 shares issued and outstanding as of September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022

 

3,450

 

3,450

Additional paid-in capital

 

 

Accumulated deficit

 

(80,725,567)

 

(47,185,408)

TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT

 

(80,722,117)

 

(47,181,958)

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT

$

608,296,012

$

1,403,384,807

The accompanying notes are an integral part of the unaudited condensed financial statements.

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CHURCHILL CAPITAL CORP VII

CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(UNAUDITED)

For the Three Months Ended

For the Nine Months Ended

    

September 30, 

    

September 30, 

    

2023

    

2022

    

2023

    

2022

Operating costs

$

3,404,783

$

510,963

$

5,875,016

$

1,781,168

Loss from operations

(3,404,783)

(510,963)

(5,875,016)

(1,781,168)

Other income (expense):

Change in fair value of Warrant Liabilities

(10,234,000)

12,642,000

(15,652,000)

52,098,000

Interest earned on marketable securities held in Trust Account

7,769,263

6,498,615

32,215,266

8,788,508

Unrealized gain (loss) on marketable securities held in Trust Account

156,620

(151,320)

Other income (expense), net

(2,464,737)

19,297,235

16,563,266

60,735,188

(Loss) income before provision for income taxes

(5,869,520)

18,786,272

10,688,250

58,954,020

Provision for income taxes

(4,129,929)

(1,493,896)

(10,140,865)

(1,786,068)

Net (loss) income

$

(9,999,449)

$

17,292,376

$

547,385

$

57,167,952

 

 

 

 

Basic and diluted weighted average shares outstanding, Class A common stock

 

58,016,071

 

138,000,000

 

98,008,036

138,000,000

Basic and diluted net (loss) income per share, Class A common stock

$

(0.11)

$

0.10

$

0.00

$

0.33

 

Basic and diluted weighted average shares outstanding, Class B common stock

 

34,500,000

 

34,500,000

 

34,500,000

 

34,500,000

Basic and diluted net (loss) income per share, Class B common stock

$

(0.11)

$

0.10

$

0.00

$

0.33

The accompanying notes are an integral part of the unaudited condensed financial statements.

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CHURCHILL CAPITAL CORP VII

CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT

(UNAUDITED)

FOR THE THREE AND NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2023

Class A

Class B

Additional

Total

Common Stock

Common Stock

Paid in

Accumulated

Stockholders’

    

Shares

    

Amount

    

Shares

    

Amount

    

Capital

    

Deficit

    

Deficit

Balance — January 1, 2023

$

34,500,000

$

3,450

$

$

(47,185,408)

$

(47,181,958)

 

 

 

 

 

Remeasurement adjustment on redeemable common stock

(8,615,803)

(8,615,803)

Net income

 

 

 

 

4,335,493

 

4,335,493

Balance — March 31, 2023

34,500,000

3,450

(51,465,718)

(51,462,268)

Remeasurement adjustment on redeemable common stock

(10,719,597)

(10,719,597)

Excise tax imposed on common stock redemptions

(8,162,810)

(8,162,810)

Net income

6,211,341

6,211,341

Balance — June 30, 2023

 

34,500,000

3,450

(64,136,784)

(64,133,334)

Remeasurement adjustment on redeemable common stock

(6,589,334)

(6,589,334)

Net loss

 

 

 

 

(9,999,449)

 

(9,999,449)

Balance – September 30, 2023

$

34,500,000

$

3,450

$

$

(80,725,567)

$

(80,722,117)

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FOR THE THREE AND NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2022

Class A

Class B

Additional

Total

Common Stock

Common Stock

Paid in

Accumulated

Stockholders’

    

Shares

    

Amount

    

Shares

    

Amount

    

Capital

    

Deficit

    

Deficit

Balance — January 1, 2022

$

34,500,000

$

3,450

$

$

(103,484,058)

$

(103,480,608)

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

 

 

 

24,080,323

 

24,080,323

Balance — March 31, 2022

34,500,000

3,450

(79,403,735)

(79,400,285)

Remeasurement adjustment on redeemable common stock

(697,207)

(697,207)

Net income

15,795,253

15,795,253

Balance — June 30, 2022

 

34,500,000

3,450

(64,305,689)

(64,302,239)

Remeasurement adjustment on redeemable common stock

(5,111,339)

(5,111,339)

Net income

17,292,376

17,292,376

Balance – September 30, 2022

$

34,500,000

$

3,450

$

$

(52,124,652)

$

(52,121,202)

The accompanying notes are an integral part of the unaudited condensed financial statements.

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CHURCHILL CAPITAL CORP VII

CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(UNAUDITED)

    

For the Nine Months Ended

    

September 30, 

    

2023

    

2022

Cash Flows from Operating Activities:

Net income

$

547,385

$

57,167,952

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash used in operating activities:

 

 

Interest earned on funds held in Trust Account

(32,215,266)

(8,788,508)

Unrealized loss on marketable securities held in Trust Account

151,320

Change in fair value of Warrant Liabilities

15,652,000

(52,098,000)

Deferred tax provision

(836,312)

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

 

  

 

Prepaid expenses

(203,473)

697,485

Accrued expenses

 

2,070,579

 

161,936

Income taxes payable

(1,241,402)

1,761,827

Net cash used in operating activities

(16,226,489)

(945,988)

Cash Flows from Investing Activities:

Investment of cash into Trust Account

(5,000,000)

Cash withdrawn from Trust Account to pay franchise and income taxes

13,043,086

Cash withdrawn from Trust Account for working capital purposes

1,000,000

Cash withdrawn from Trust Account in connection with redemption

816,281,045

Net cash provided by investing activities

825,324,131

Cash Flows from Financing Activities:

Proceeds from Extension Promissory Note - related party

5,000,000

Redemptions of common stock

(816,281,045)

Net cash used in financing activities

 

(811,281,045)

 

Net Change in Cash

 

(2,183,403)

 

(945,988)

Cash — Beginning

 

4,235,388

 

4,155,162

Cash — Ending

$

2,051,985

$

3,209,174

Supplemental cash flow information:

Cash paid for income taxes

$

12,217,493

$

26,204

 

 

Non-Cash investing and financing activities:

 

 

Remeasurement adjustment on redeemable common stock

$

25,924,734

$

5,808,546

Excise tax liability accrued for common stock redemptions

$

8,162,810

$

The accompanying notes are an integral part of the unaudited condensed financial statements.

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CHURCHILL CAPITAL CORP VII

NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

SEPTEMBER 30, 2023

(UNAUDITED)

NOTE 1. DESCRIPTION OF ORGANIZATION AND BUSINESS OPERATIONS

Churchill Capital Corp VII (the “Company”) was incorporated in Delaware on October 9, 2020. The Company was formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses (the “Business Combination”).

The Company is an early stage company and, as such, the Company is subject to all of the risks associated with early stage companies.

As of September 30, 2023, the Company had not commenced any operations. All activity through September 30, 2023 relates to the Company’s formation and the initial public offering (“Initial Public Offering”), which is described below, and identifying a target company for a Business Combination and completing its initial business combination with CorpAcq Group Plc. The Company will not generate any operating revenues until after the completion of its initial Business Combination, at the earliest. The Company generates non-operating income in the form of interest income from the proceeds derived from the Initial Public Offering.

The registration statement for the Company’s Initial Public Offering was declared effective on February 11, 2021. On February 17, 2021, the Company consummated the Initial Public Offering of 138,000,000 units (the “Units” and, with respect to the shares of Class A common stock included in the Units sold, the “Public Shares”), including the issuance of 18,000,000 Units as a result of the underwriters’ full exercise of their over-allotment option further described in Note 3. The Units were sold at a price of $10.00 per unit, generating gross proceeds to the Company of $1,380,000,000.

Simultaneously with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, the Company consummated the sale of 32,600,000 warrants (the “Private Placement Warrants”) at a purchase price of $1.00 per Private Placement Warrant, to the Company’s sponsor, Churchill Sponsor VII LLC (the “Sponsor”), generating gross proceeds to the Company of $32,600,000.

Transaction costs amounted to $73,525,223 consisting of $24,500,000 of underwriting discount net of $3,100,000 reimbursed from the underwriters, $48,300,000 of deferred underwriting discount and $725,223 of other offering costs.

Following the closing of the Initial Public Offering on February 17, 2021, an amount of $1,380,000,000 ($10.00 per Unit) from the net proceeds of the sale of the Units in the Initial Public Offering and the sale of the Private Placement Warrants was placed in a trust account (the “Trust Account”), and invested in U.S. government securities, within the meaning set forth in Section 2(a)(16) of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the “Investment Company Act”), with a maturity of 185 days or less, or in any open-ended investment company that holds itself out as a money market fund meeting the conditions of Rule 2a-7 of the Investment Company Act, as determined by the Company, until the earlier of: (i) the completion of a Business Combination or (ii) the distribution of the Trust Account, as described below, except that interest earned on the Trust Account can be released to the Company to fund working capital requirements, subject to an annual limit of  $1,000,000 and to pay its tax obligations.

To mitigate the risk of the Company being viewed as operating an unregistered investment company (including pursuant to the subjective test of Section 3(a)(1)(A) of the Investment Company Act), all funds in the trust account are held and will be held in cash (which may include demand deposit accounts) until the earlier of consummation of our initial business combination or liquidation. Furthermore, such cash (which may include demand deposit accounts) is held in bank accounts, which exceed federally insured limits as guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (the “FDIC”). While we have only placed our trust account deposits with JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., only a small portion of the funds in our trust account will be guaranteed by the FDIC.

On May 11, 2023, the stockholders of the Company approved a proposal to adopt an amendment, which is described in more detail in the definitive proxy statement of the Company filed with the SEC on May 16, 2023, to the Company’s amended and restated certificate of incorporation to extend the date by which the Company has to consummate a Business Combination from May 17, 2023 to February 17, 2024 (or such earlier date as determined by the Company’s board of directors) (the “Charter Amendment”). The Charter Amendment was filed with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware on May 16, 2023 and 79,983,929 shares of Class A Common Stock were redeemed, resulting in the payment of $816,281,045 from the Trust Account.

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NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

SEPTEMBER 30, 2023

(UNAUDITED)

The Company’s management has broad discretion with respect to the specific application of the net proceeds of the Initial Public Offering and the sale of the Private Placement Warrants, although substantially all of the net proceeds are intended to be applied generally toward consummating a Business Combination. There is no assurance that the Company will be able to complete a Business Combination successfully. The Company’s initial Business Combination must be with one or more target businesses that together have a fair market value equal to at least 80% of the balance in the Trust Account (excluding net of amounts disbursed to management for working capital purposes, if applicable, taxes payable on interest income earned from the Trust Account and the deferred underwriting commissions) at the time of the agreement to enter into the initial Business Combination. The Company will only complete a Business Combination if the post-transaction 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. There is no assurance that the Company will be able to successfully effect a Business Combination.

The Company will provide its holders of the outstanding Public Shares (the “public stockholders”) with the opportunity to redeem all or a portion of their Public Shares in connection with a Business Combination either (i) in connection with a stockholder meeting called to approve the Business Combination or (ii) by means of a tender offer. The decision as to whether the Company will seek stockholder approval of a Business Combination or conduct a tender offer will be made by the Company, solely in its discretion. The public stockholders will be entitled to redeem their Public Shares for a pro rata portion of the amount then on deposit in the Trust Account (initially anticipated to be $10.00 per Public Share, plus any pro rata interest, net of permitted withdrawals). The per-share amount to be distributed to public stockholders who redeem their Public Shares will not be reduced by the deferred underwriting commissions the Company will pay to the underwriters. There will be no redemption rights upon the completion of a Business Combination with respect to the Company’s warrants. The Public Shares subject to redemption were recorded at redemption value and classified as temporary equity upon the completion of the Initial Public Offering in accordance with the Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 480 “Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity.”

The Company will proceed with a Business Combination if the Company has net tangible assets of at least $5,000,001 upon such consummation of a Business Combination and, if the Company seeks stockholder approval, a majority of the shares voted are voted in favor of the Business Combination. If a stockholder vote is not required by law or stock exchange requirements and the Company does not decide to hold a stockholder vote for business or other legal reasons, the Company will, pursuant to its Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation, conduct the redemptions pursuant to the tender offer rules of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and file tender offer documents with the SEC prior to completing a Business Combination. If, however, stockholder approval of the transaction is required by law, or the Company decides to obtain stockholder approval for business or legal reasons, the Company will offer to redeem shares in conjunction with a proxy solicitation pursuant to the proxy rules and not pursuant to the tender offer rules. If the Company seeks stockholder approval in connection with a Business Combination, the Company’s Sponsor and its permitted transferees have agreed to vote their Founder Shares (as defined in Note 5) and any Public Shares acquired during or after the Initial Public Offering in favor of approving a Business Combination. Additionally, public stockholders may elect to redeem their Public Shares irrespective of whether they vote for or against the proposed Business Combination. If the Company seeks stockholder approval of a Business Combination and it does not conduct redemptions pursuant to the tender offer rules, the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation provides that a public stockholder, together with any affiliate of such stockholder or any other person with whom such stockholder is acting in concert or as a “group” (as defined under Section 13 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”)), will be restricted from redeeming its shares with respect to more than an aggregate of 15% or more of the Public Shares, without the prior consent of the Company.

The Sponsor has agreed (a) to waive its redemption rights with respect to its Founder Shares and the Public Shares held by it in connection with the completion of a Business Combination, (b) to waive its rights to liquidating distributions from the Trust Account with respect to its Founder Shares if the Company fails to consummate a Business Combination within the Combination Window (as defined below) and (c) not to propose an amendment to the Company’s Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation that would affect the substance or timing of the Company’s obligation to redeem one-hundred percent (100%) of its Public Shares if the Company does not complete a Business Combination, unless the Company provides the public stockholders with the opportunity to redeem their shares in conjunction with any such amendment.

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NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

SEPTEMBER 30, 2023

(UNAUDITED)

On August 1, 2023, the Company entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement”) by and among the Company, Polaris Pubco Plc (now known as CorpAcq Group Plc), a public limited company incorporated under the laws of England and Wales (“Pubco”), NorthSky Merger Sub, Inc., a Delaware corporation and direct, wholly owned subsidiary of Pubco (“Merger Sub”), CorpAcq Holdings Limited, a private limited company incorporated under the laws of England and Wales (“CorpAcq”) and certain shareholders of CorpAcq (see Note 6).

Following a stockholder vote on May 11, 2023, the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation was amended to extend the window the Company had to complete a Business Combination from May 17, 2023 to February 17, 2024 or such earlier date as determined by the board of directors. If the Company is unable to complete a Business Combination by February 17, 2024 (or within any extended date that may be approved pursuant to a stockholder vote to extend the date by which we must complete our initial business combination (an “extension vote”)) (the “Combination Window”), the Company will (i) cease all operations except for the purpose of winding up, (ii) as promptly as reasonably possible but not more than ten (10) 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 (net of permitted withdrawals and up to $100,000 to pay dissolution expenses), divided by the number of the then outstanding Public Shares, which redemption will completely extinguish public stockholders’ rights as stockholders (including the right to receive further liquidating distributions, if any), subject to applicable law, and (iii) as promptly as reasonably possible following such redemption, subject to the approval of the Company’s remaining stockholders and the Company’s board of directors, dissolve and liquidate, subject in each case to the Company’s obligations under Delaware 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 the Public Warrants, which will expire worthless if the Company fails to complete a Business Combination within the Combination Window.

The Sponsor has agreed to waive its right to liquidating distributions from the Trust Account with respect to the Founder Shares if the Company fails to complete a Business Combination within the Combination Window. However, if the Sponsor acquires Public Shares in or after the Initial Public Offering, such Public Shares will be entitled to liquidating distributions from the Trust Account if the Company fails to complete a Business Combination within the Combination Window. The underwriters have agreed to waive their rights to their deferred underwriting commission (see Note 6) held in the Trust Account in the event the Company does not complete a Business Combination within the Combination Window and, in such event, such amounts will be included with the other funds held in the Trust Account that will be available to fund the redemption of the Public Shares. In the event of such distribution, it is possible that the per share value of the funds on deposit in the Trust Account remaining available for distribution will be less than the Initial Public Offering price per Unit of $10.00 in the Initial Public Offering.

In order to protect the amounts held in the Trust Account, the Sponsor has agreed to be liable to the Company if and to the extent any claims by a third party (other than the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm) for services rendered or products sold to the Company, or a prospective target business with which the Company has entered into a written letter of intent, confidentiality or similar agreement, reduce the amount of funds on deposit in the Trust Account to below (i) $10.00 per Public Share or (ii) the amount per Public Share held in the Trust Account as 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 permitted withdrawals. This liability will not apply with respect to any claims by a third party that executed a waiver of any and all rights to seek access to the Trust Account or to any claims under the Company’s indemnity of the underwriters of the Initial Public Offering against certain liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). Moreover, in the event that an executed waiver is deemed to be unenforceable against a third party, the Sponsor will not be responsible to the extent of any liability for such third-party claims. The Company will seek to reduce the possibility that the Sponsor will have to indemnify the Company due to claims of creditors by endeavoring to have all vendors, service providers, prospective target businesses or other entities with which the Company does business, execute agreements with the Company waiving any right, title, interest or claim of any kind in or to monies held in the Trust Account.

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NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

SEPTEMBER 30, 2023

(UNAUDITED)

Liquidity and Going Concern

As of September 30, 2023, we had cash of $2,051,985. We intend to use the funds held outside the Trust Account primarily to 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. During the nine months ended September 30, 2023, the Company withdrew $830,324,131 from the Trust Account to pay tax obligations, fund working capital requirements and redemptions.

In order to fund working capital deficiencies or finance transaction costs in connection with a Business Combination, the initial stockholders or their affiliates may, but are not obligated to, loan us funds as may be required. If we complete a Business Combination, we would repay such loaned amounts. In the event that a 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 $1,500,000 of such loans may be convertible into warrants identical to the Private Placement Warrants, at a price of $1.00 per warrant at the option of the lender.

Additionally, to fund working capital the Company has permitted withdrawals available up to an annual limit of $1,000,000. The Company may withdraw additional funds to pay income tax and franchise tax obligations. These permitted withdrawals are limited to only the interest available that has been earned in excess of the initial deposit at the Initial Public Offering. As of September 30, 2023, the Company has made a full withdrawal for 2023 of $1,000,000.

On May 16, 2023, the Sponsor agreed to make monthly deposits directly to the Trust Account of the Company in the amount of $1,000,000 following the approval and implementation of the Extension Amendment Proposal. Such contributions are made pursuant to a non-interest bearing, unsecured promissory note (the “Extension Promissory Note”) issued by the Company to the Sponsor. The Extension Promissory Note provides up to $9,000,000. Contributions are paid monthly beginning on May 17, 2023 until the earliest to occur of (i) the consummation of the Business Combination, (ii) February 15, 2024 and (iii) if a Business Combination is not consummated, the date of liquidation of the Trust Account, as determined in the sole discretion of our board of directors. The Extension Promissory Note will mature on the earlier of (1) the date we consummate a Business Combination and (2) the date that the winding up of the Company is effective. As of September 30, 2023, the Extension Promissory Note had a balance of $5,000,000 with $4,000,000 available for withdrawal.

The Company may need to raise additional capital through loans or additional investments from its Sponsor, stockholders, officers, directors, or third parties. The Company’s officers, directors and Sponsor may, but are not obligated to, loan the Company funds, from time to time or at any time, in whatever amount they deem reasonable in their sole discretion, to meet the Company’s working capital needs. Accordingly, the Company may not be able to obtain additional financing. If the Company is unable to raise additional capital, it may be required to take additional measures to conserve liquidity, which could include, but not necessarily be limited to, curtailing operations, suspending the pursuit of a potential transaction, and reducing overhead expenses. The Company cannot provide any assurance that new financing will be available to it on commercially acceptable terms, if at all. These conditions raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern through one year from the date of these unaudited condensed financial statements if a Business Combination is not consummated. These unaudited condensed financial statements do not include any adjustments relating to the recovery of the recorded assets or the classification of the liabilities that might be necessary should the Company be unable to continue as a going concern.

In connection with the Company’s assessment of going concern considerations in accordance with ASC Subtopic 205-40, Presentation of Financial Statements-Going Concern, the Company has until February 17, 2024 or such earlier date as determined by the board of directors to consummate a Business Combination. It is uncertain that the Company will be able to consummate a Business Combination by this time. If a Business Combination is not consummated by this date and an extension not obtained by the Sponsor, there will be a mandatory liquidation and subsequent dissolution of the Company. Management has determined that the potential mandatory liquidation and subsequent dissolution raises substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. No adjustments have been made to the carrying amounts of assets or liabilities should the Company be required to liquidate after February 17, 2024 or such earlier date as determined by the board of directors. The Company intends to complete a Business Combination by February 17, 2024.

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NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

SEPTEMBER 30, 2023

(UNAUDITED)

Risks and Uncertainties

We continue to evaluate the impact of increases in inflation and rising interest rates, financial market instability, including the recent bank failures, the potential government shutdown, the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and certain geopolitical events, including the wars in Ukraine and the surrounding region and between Israel and Hamas. We have concluded that while it is reasonably possible that the risks and uncertainties related to or resulting from these events could have a negative effect on our financial position, results of operations and/or ability to complete an initial Business Combination, we cannot at this time fully predict the likelihood of one or more of the above events, their duration or magnitude or the extent to which they may negatively impact our business and our ability to complete an initial Business Combination.

Inflation Reduction Act of 2022

On August 16, 2022, the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (the “IR Act”) was signed into law. The IR Act provides for, among other things, a new 1% U.S. federal excise tax on certain repurchases (including redemptions) of stock by publicly traded U.S. corporations after December 31, 2022. The excise tax is imposed on the repurchasing corporation itself, not its stockholders from whom the shares are repurchased (although it may reduce the amount of cash distributable in a current or subsequent redemption). The amount of the excise tax is 1% of the fair market value of any shares repurchased by the repurchasing corporation during a taxable year, which may be potentially netted by the fair market value of certain new stock issuances by the repurchasing corporation during the same taxable year. In addition, a number of exceptions apply to this excise tax. The U.S. Department of the Treasury (the “Treasury”) has been given authority to provide regulations and other guidance to carry out, and prevent the abuse or avoidance of, this excise tax.

On December 27, 2022, the Treasury published Notice 2023-2, which provided clarification on some aspects of the application of the excise tax. The notice generally provides that if a publicly traded U.S. corporation completely liquidates and dissolves, distributions in such complete liquidation and other distributions by such corporation in the same taxable year in which the final distribution in complete liquidation and dissolution is made are not subject to the excise tax.

Because any such excise tax would be payable by us and not by the redeeming holder, it could cause a reduction in the value of our Class A common stock, cash available with which to effectuate a business combination or cash available for distribution in a subsequent liquidation. Whether and to what extent we would be subject to the excise tax in connection with a business combination will depend on a number of factors, including (i) the structure of the business combination, (ii) the fair market value of the redemptions and repurchases in connection with the business combination, (iii) the nature and amount of any “PIPE” or other equity issuances in connection with the business combination (or any other equity issuances within the same taxable year of the business combination) and (iv) the content of any subsequent regulations, clarifications, and other guidance issued by the Treasury. However, to mitigate this uncertainty, funds held in the trust account will not be used to pay for excise tax liabilities with respect to redemptions of the Class A common stock in connection with an extension of the completion window, a business combination or our liquidation.

NOTE 2. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

Basis of Presentation

The accompanying unaudited condensed financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) for interim financial information and in accordance with the instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 8 of Regulation S-X of the SEC. Certain information or footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP have been condensed or omitted, pursuant to the rules and regulations of the SEC for interim financial reporting. Accordingly, they do not include all the information and footnotes necessary for a complete presentation of financial position, results of operations, or cash flows. In the opinion of management, the accompanying unaudited condensed financial statements include all adjustments, consisting of a normal recurring nature, which are necessary for a fair presentation of the financial position, operating results and cash flows for the periods presented.

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NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

SEPTEMBER 30, 2023

(UNAUDITED)

The accompanying unaudited condensed financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2022 as filed with the SEC on March 17, 2023. The interim results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2023 are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the year ended December 31, 2023 or for any future periods.

Use of Estimates

The preparation of the condensed financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires the Company’s management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities as of the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period.

Making estimates requires management to exercise significant judgment. It is at least reasonably possible that the estimate of the effect of a condition, situation or set of circumstances that existed at the date of the condensed financial statements, which management considered in formulating its estimate, could change in the near term due to one or more future confirming events. One of the more significant accounting estimates included in these condensed financial statements is the determination of the fair value of the warrant liabilities. Such estimates may be subject to change as more current information becomes available and accordingly the actual results could differ significantly from those estimates.

Cash and Cash Equivalents

The Company considers all short-term investments with an original maturity of three months or less when purchased to be cash equivalents. The Company did not have any cash equivalents as of September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022.

Cash and Marketable Securities Held in the Trust Account

As of September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, substantially all of the assets held in the Trust Account were held in cash and U.S. Treasury Bills, respectively. During the nine months ended September 30, 2023, the Company withdrew an amount of $830,324,131 to pay franchise and income tax obligations, working capital purposes and redemptions. During the year ended December 31, 2022, the Company withdrew from the Trust Account $379,000 to pay franchise and income taxes and $1,000,000 for working capital purposes paid from the Trust Account. As of September 30, 2023, all trust account funds were held as cash in a demand deposit account that accrues interest monthly. As of December 31, 2022, all of the Company’s investments held in the Trust Account are classified as trading securities. Trading securities are presented on the balance sheets at fair value at the end of each reporting period. Gains and losses resulting from the change in fair value of investments held in the Trust Account are shown in the accompanying condensed statements of operations. The estimated fair values of investments held in the Trust Account are determined using available market information.

On May 11, 2023, the stockholders of the Company approved a proposal to adopt an amendment, which is described in more detail in the definitive proxy statement of the Company filed with the SEC on May 16, 2023, to the Company’s amended and restated certificate of incorporation to extend the date by which the Company has to consummate a Business Combination from May 17, 2023 to February 17, 2024 (or such earlier date as determined by the Company’s board of directors) (the “Charter Amendment”). The Charter Amendment was filed with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware and 79,983,929 shares of Class A Common Stock were redeemed, resulting in the payment of $816,281,045 from the Trust Account.

Class A Common Stock Subject to Possible Redemption

The Company accounts for its Class A common stock subject to possible redemption in accordance with the guidance in ASC 480 “Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity.” Shares of Class A common stock subject to mandatory redemption are classified as a liability instrument and are measured at fair value. Conditionally redeemable common stock (including common stock that features redemption rights that are either within the control of the holder or subject to redemption upon the occurrence of uncertain events not solely within the Company’s control) is classified as temporary equity. At all other times, common stock is classified as stockholders’ equity. The Company’s Class A common stock features certain redemption rights that are considered to be outside of the Company’s control and subject to occurrence of uncertain future events. Accordingly, Class A common stock subject to possible redemption is presented at redemption value as temporary equity, outside of the stockholders’ deficit section of the Company’s condensed balance sheets.

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NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

SEPTEMBER 30, 2023

(UNAUDITED)

The Company recognizes changes in redemption value immediately as they occur and adjusts the carrying value of redeemable common stock to equal the redemption value at the end of each reporting period. Immediately upon the closing of the Initial Public Offering, the Company recognized the remeasurement from initial book value to redemption value. The change in the carrying value of redeemable Class A common stock resulted in charges against additional paid-in capital and accumulated deficit.

As of September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, the Class A common stock reflected in the condensed balance sheets are reconciled in the following table:

Gross proceeds

    

$

1,380,000,000

Less:

Proceeds allocated to Public Warrants

 

(27,048,000)

Class A common stock issuance costs

 

(72,128,480)

Plus:

Remeasurement of carrying value to redemption value

 

99,176,480

Class A common stock subject to possible redemption as of December 31, 2021

 

1,380,000,000

Plus:

Remeasurement of carrying value to redemption value

14,751,969

Class A common stock subject to possible redemption as of December 31, 2022

1,394,751,969

Less:

Redemptions

(816,281,045)

Plus:

Remeasurement of carrying value to redemption value

25,924,734

Class A common stock subject to possible redemption as of September 30, 2023

$

604,395,658

Warrant Liabilities

The Company accounts for the Public Warrants (as defined in Note 4) and the Private placement Warrants (collectively, the “Warrants”) in accordance with the guidance contained in ASC 815-40-15-7D and 7F under which the Warrants do not meet the criteria for equity treatment and must be recorded as liabilities. Accordingly, the Company classifies the Warrants as liabilities at their fair value and adjusts the Warrants to fair value at each reporting period. This liability is subject to re-measurement at each balance sheet date until exercised, and any change in fair value is recognized in our statements of operations. The Public Warrants and Private Placement Warrants for periods where no observable traded price was available are valued using a Monte Carlo simulation and a modified Black-Scholes model, respectively. For periods subsequent to the detachment of the Public Warrants from the Units, the Public Warrant quoted market price was used as the fair value as of each relevant date.

Income Taxes

The Company accounts for income taxes under ASC 740, “Income Taxes.” ASC 740, Income Taxes, requires the recognition of deferred tax assets and liabilities for both the expected impact of differences between the unaudited condensed financial statements and tax basis of assets and liabilities and for the expected future tax benefit to be derived from tax loss and tax credit carry forwards. ASC 740 additionally requires a valuation allowance to be established when it is more likely than not that all or a portion of deferred tax assets will not be realized. As of September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, the Company’s deferred tax asset had a full valuation allowance recorded against it. Our effective tax rate was (70.36)% and 7.95% for the three months ended September 30, 2023 and 2022, respectively, and 94.88% and 3.03% for the nine months ended September 30, 2023 and 2022, respectively. The effective tax rate differs from the statutory tax rate of 21% for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2023 and 2022, due to changes in fair value of warrant liability and the valuation allowance on the deferred tax assets.

ASC 740 also clarifies the accounting for uncertainty in income taxes recognized in an enterprise’s financial statements and prescribes a recognition threshold and measurement process for financial statement recognition and measurement of a tax position taken or expected to be taken in a tax return. For those benefits to be recognized, a tax position must be more-likely-than-not to be sustained upon examination by taxing authorities. ASC 740 also provides guidance on derecognition, classification, interest and penalties, accounting in interim period, disclosure and transition.

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NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

SEPTEMBER 30, 2023

(UNAUDITED)

The Company recognizes accrued interest and penalties related to unrecognized tax benefits as income tax expense. There were no unrecognized tax benefits and no amounts accrued for interest and penalties as of September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022. The Company is currently not aware of any issues under review that could result in significant payments, accruals or material deviation from its position.

The Company has identified the United States as its only “major” tax jurisdiction. The Company is subject to income taxation by major taxing authorities since inception. These examinations may include questioning the timing and amount of deductions, the nexus of income among various tax jurisdictions and compliance with federal and state tax laws. The Company’s management does not expect that the total amount of unrecognized tax benefits will materially change over the next twelve months.

Offering Costs

Offering costs consist of legal, accounting, underwriting fees and other costs incurred through the Initial Public Offering that were directly related to the Initial Public Offering. Offering costs amounted to $73,525,223, of which $72,128,480 were charged to stockholders’ deficit upon the completion of the Initial Public Offering and $1,396,743 were expensed to the condensed statements of operations.

Net (Loss) Income per Share of Common Stock

Net (loss) income per share of common stock is computed by dividing net (loss) income by the weighted average number of common stock outstanding for the period. Remeasurement associated with the redeemable shares of Class A common stock is excluded from net (loss) income per share of common stock as the redemption value approximates fair value.

The calculation of diluted net (loss) income per share of common stock does not consider the effect of the warrants issued in connection with the (i) Initial Public Offering, and (ii) the private placement to purchase an aggregate of 60,200,000 shares of common stock in the calculation of diluted net (loss) income per share of common stock, since the exercise of the warrants is contingent upon the occurrence of future events. As of September 30, 2023 and 2022, the Company did not have any dilutive securities or other contracts that could potentially be exercised or converted into shares of common stock and then share in the earnings of the Company. As a result, diluted net (loss) income per share of common stock is the same as basic net (loss) income per share of common stock for the periods presented.

The following table reflects the calculation of basic and diluted net (loss) income per share of common stock (in dollars, except per share amounts):

For the Three Months Ended September 30,

For the Nine Months Ended September 30,

    

2023

    

2022

    

2023

    

2022

    

Class A

    

Class B

    

Class A

    

Class B

    

Class A

    

Class B

    

Class A

    

Class B

Basic and diluted net (loss) income per share of common stock

 

  

 

  

 

  

 

  

  

 

  

 

  

 

  

Numerator:

 

  

 

  

 

  

 

  

  

 

  

 

  

 

  

Allocation of net (loss) income

$

(6,270,573)

$

(3,728,876)

$

13,833,901

$

3,458,475

$

404,867

$

142,518

$

45,734,362

$

11,433,590

Denominator:

 

  

 

  

 

  

 

  

 

  

 

  

 

  

 

  

Basic and diluted weighted average shares outstanding

 

58,016,071

 

34,500,000

 

138,000,000

 

34,500,000

 

98,008,036

 

34,500,000

 

138,000,000

 

34,500,000

Basic and diluted net (loss) income per share of common stock

$

(0.11)

$

(0.11)

$

0.10

$

0.10

$

0.00

$

0.00

$

0.33

$

0.33

Concentration of Credit Risk

Financial instruments that potentially subject the Company to concentrations of credit risk consist of a cash account in a financial institution, which, exceeds the Federal Depository Insurance Corporation coverage limit of $250,000. The Company has not experienced losses on this account.

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Fair Value of Financial Instruments

The fair value of the Company’s assets and liabilities, which qualify as financial instruments under ASC 820, “Fair Value Measurement,” approximates the carrying amounts represented in the accompanying condensed balance sheets, primarily due to their short-term nature, except for the Company’s derivative instruments (see Note 9).

Recent Accounting Standards

Management does not believe that any recently issued, but not yet effective, accounting standards, if currently adopted, would have a material effect on the Company’s condensed financial statements.

NOTE 3. PUBLIC OFFERING

Pursuant to the Initial Public Offering, the Company sold 138,000,000 Units, at a purchase price of $10.00 per Unit, which includes the full exercise by the underwriters of their option to purchase an additional 18,000,000 Units at $10.00 per Unit. Each Unit consists of one share of Class A common stock and one-fifth of one redeemable warrant (“Public Warrant”). Each whole Public Warrant entitles the holder to purchase one share of Class A common stock at an exercise price of $11.50 per share, subject to adjustment (see Note 8).

NOTE 4. PRIVATE PLACEMENT

Simultaneously with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, the Sponsor purchased in a private placement an aggregate of 32,600,000 Private Placement Warrants at a price of $1.00 per Private Placement Warrant, for an aggregate purchase price of $32,600,000. Each Private Placement Warrant is exercisable to purchase one share of Class A common stock at a price of $11.50 per share. The proceeds from the sale of the Private Placement Warrants were added to the proceeds from the Initial Public Offering held in the Trust Account. If the Company does not complete a Business Combination within the Combination Window, the proceeds from the sale of the Private Placement Warrants will be used to fund the redemption of the Public Shares (subject to the requirements of applicable law) and the Private Placement Warrants will expire worthless. There will be no redemption rights or liquidating distributions from the Trust Account with respect to the Private Placement Warrants (see Note 8).

NOTE 5. RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

Founder Shares

In December 2020, the Sponsor purchased 8,625,000 shares of the Company’s Class B common stock for an aggregate of $25,000 (the “Founder Shares” or, individually, a “Founder Share”). On February 5, 2021, the Company effected a 20,125,000 stock dividend. Additionally, on February 11, 2021, the Company effected a 5,750,000 stock dividend, resulting in our initial stockholders holding an aggregate of 34,500,000 Founder Shares. All share and per-share amounts have been retroactively restated to reflect the stock dividend. The Founder Shares included an aggregate of up to 4,500,000 shares subject to forfeiture to the extent that the underwriters’ over-allotment option was not exercised in full or in part, so that the Sponsor would own, on an as-converted basis, twenty percent (20%) of the Company’s issued and outstanding common stock after the completion of the Initial Public Offering (assuming the Sponsor does not purchase any Public Shares in the Initial Public Offering). As a result of the underwriters’ election to fully exercise their over-allotment option, no Founder Shares are currently subject to forfeiture.

The Sponsor has agreed, subject to limited exceptions, not to transfer, assign or sell any of its Founder Shares until the earlier to occur of: (A) one (1) year after the completion of a Business Combination and (B) the date on which the Company completes a liquidation, merger, stock exchange, reorganization or similar transaction after a Business Combination that results in all of the Company’s stockholders having the right to exchange their shares of common stock for cash, securities or other property. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if the closing price of the Class A common stock equals or exceeds $12.00 per share (as adjusted for stock splits, stock dividends, reorganizations, recapitalizations and the like) for any twenty (20) trading days within any thirty (30)-trading day period commencing at least one-hundred fifty (150) days after a Business Combination, the Founder Shares will be released from the lock-up.

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Administrative Services Agreement

The Company entered into an agreement, commencing on February 11, 2021 through the earlier of the Company’s consummation of a Business Combination and its liquidation, pursuant to which the Company pays an affiliate of the Sponsor a total of $50,000 per month for office space and administrative and support services. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2023, the Company incurred and paid $150,000 and $450,000 of such fees, respectively. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2022, the Company incurred and paid $150,000 and $450,000 of such fees, respectively.

Advisory Fee

The Company may engage M. Klein and Company, LLC, an affiliate of the Sponsor, or another affiliate of the Sponsor, as its lead financial advisor in connection with a Business Combination and may pay such affiliate a customary financial advisory fee in an amount that constitutes a market standard financial advisory fee for comparable transactions. There were no fees incurred for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2023 and 2022.

Promissory Note—Related Party

On December 30, 2020, the Sponsor agreed to loan the Company an aggregate of up to $600,000 to cover expenses related to the Initial Public Offering pursuant to a promissory note (the “Promissory Note”). The Promissory Note was non-interest bearing and payable on the earlier of December 31, 2021 or the completion of the Initial Public Offering. As of September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, there is no outstanding balance under the Promissory Note. The borrowings outstanding under the Promissory Note in the amount of $375,000 were repaid upon the consummation of the Initial Public Offering on February 17, 2021. Borrowings under the Promissory Note are no longer available.

Related Party Loans

In order to finance transaction costs in connection with a Business Combination, the Sponsor, an affiliate of the Sponsor, or the Company’s officers and directors may, but are not obligated to, loan the Company funds as may be required (the “Working Capital Loans”). If the Company completes a Business Combination, the Company would repay the Working Capital Loans out of the proceeds of the Trust Account released to the Company. In the event that a Business Combination does not close, the Company may use a portion of proceeds held outside the Trust Account to repay the Working Capital Loans but no proceeds held in the Trust Account would be used to repay the Working Capital Loans. Except for the foregoing, the terms of such Working Capital Loans, if any, have not been determined and no written agreements exist with respect to such loans. The Working Capital Loans would either be repaid upon consummation of a Business Combination, without interest, or, at the lender’s discretion, up to $1,500,000 of the Working Capital Loans may be convertible into warrants at a price of $1.00 per warrant. These warrants would be identical to the Private Placement Warrants. No Working Capital Loans were outstanding as of September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022.

Extension Promissory NoteRelated Party

On May 16, 2023, the Sponsor agreed to make monthly deposits directly to the Trust Account of the Company in the amount of $1,000,000 following the approval and implementation of the Extension Amendment Proposal. Such contributions are made pursuant to the Extension Promissory Note issued by the Company to the Sponsor. The Extension Promissory Note provides up to $9,000,000. Contributions are paid monthly beginning on May 17, 2023 until the earliest to occur of (i) the consummation of the Business Combination, (ii) February 15, 2024 and (iii) if a Business Combination is not consummated, the date of liquidation of the Trust Account, as determined in the sole discretion of our board of directors. The Extension Promissory Note will mature on the earlier of (1) the date we consummate a Business Combination and (2) the date that the winding up of the Company is effective. As of September 30, 2023, the Extension Promissory Note had a balance of $5,000,000 with $4,000,000 available for withdrawal.

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NOTE 6. COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

Merger Agreement

On August 1, 2023, the Company entered into the Merger Agreement by and among the Company, Pubco, Merger Sub, CorpAcq and certain shareholders of CorpAcq. Pursuant to the Merger Agreement, the parties thereto intend to enter into a business combination transaction pursuant to which certain shareholders of CorpAcq will contribute their interests in CorpAcq to Pubco and Merger Sub will merge with and into the Company, with the Company being the surviving entity in the merger.

The proposed merger is expected to be consummated after the required approval by the stockholders of the Company and the satisfaction of certain other conditions summarized below.

The total consideration to be paid to the shareholders of CorpAcq will be equal to the sum of:

an amount in U.S. Dollars (the “Closing Seller Cash Consideration”) equal to the sum of (a) all available cash and cash equivalents of the Company and its subsidiaries, including all amounts in the trust account of the Company (after reduction for the aggregate amount of payments required to be made in connection with the CCVII Stockholder Redemption (defined in the Merger Agreement)), plus the CCVII Facilitated Financing Amount (as defined in the Merger Agreement), if any, in each case calculated as of immediately prior to closing and without giving effect to the Delayed Financing Amount (as defined in the Merger Agreement) minus (b) the aggregate amount of the CorpAcq Transaction Expenses and CCVII Transaction Expenses (each, as defined in the Merger Agreement), minus (c) an amount in cash equal to the amount required to fully redeem all of the preferred shares of CorpAcq outstanding immediately prior to closing, minus (d) an amount equal to $128,600,000 minus the CorpAcq Holder Facilitated Financing Amount (defined in the Merger Agreement), if any (clauses (a) - (d), collectively, the “Closing Seller Preliminary Cash Consideration”), minus (e) 99.99% of the amount by which the Closing Seller Preliminary Cash Consideration exceeds $257,200,000 (or such lesser amount as indicated by CorpAcq); plus
a number of ordinary shares of Pubco (“Pubco Ordinary Shares”) equal to (a) a number of shares (rounded down to the nearest whole share) equal to (i) $803,822,000, minus the Closing Seller Cash Consideration, divided by (ii) $10.00, and (b) if the “Delivered Capital Adjustment Amount” (defined in the Sponsor Agreement to be an amount equal to (x) 12.5% multiplied by (y) (1) the Delivered Capital Amount (as defined in the Merger Agreement), minus (2) $592,000,000), is a negative number, plus a number of Pubco Ordinary Shares (rounded down to the nearest whole share) (the “Incremental Share Consideration”) equal to (i) the absolute value of the Delivered Capital Adjustment Amount (as defined in the Merger Agreement), divided by (ii) $10.00, multiplied by (iii) 50%; plus
15,000,000 class C-2 ordinary shares in Pubco, which shall have terms substantially equivalent to those set forth on Exhibit A of the Merger Agreement; plus
the Pubco Ordinary Shares which constitute: (a) a number of Pubco Ordinary Shares equal to the Incremental Share Consideration (the “Incremental Earnout Shares”) and (b) an aggregate amount of Pubco Ordinary Shares equal to (i) 15,000,000 minus (ii) the Specified Sponsor Retained Share Amount (as defined in the Sponsor Agreement) and as may be adjusted pursuant the Sponsor Agreement (the “Base Earnout Shares”); provided that no Incremental Earnout Shares shall be issued at Closing and only 11,000,000 Base Earnout Shares shall be issued at Closing and, instead of a right to any additional Incremental Earnout Shares or Base Earnout Shares at Closing, the shareholders of CorpAcq party to the Merger Agreement shall have the contingent right to receive any remaining Incremental Earnout Shares or Base Earnout Shares, as applicable, from the Pubco within five (5) days following the final calculation of the Delayed Financing Amount pursuant to the Sponsor Agreement. The Incremental Earnout Shares and the Base Earnout Shares will be unvested upon issuance and will be subject to the same vesting and forfeiture provisions and voting and dividend rights as are described below in respect of the Sponsor’s Base Vesting Shares and Earn-Out Vesting Shares, respectively. Upon vesting and prior to redemption in exchange for Post-Combination Company Ordinary A1 Shares, the Incremental Earn Out Shares shall be entitled to receive an additional catchup payment such that each holder receives an amount that would have been paid out on those shares since issue as if they had the same economic rights as the Post-Combination Company Ordinary A1 Shares during that period.

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The Merger Agreement contains customary representations, warranties and covenants by the parties thereto and the closing is subject to certain conditions as further described in the Merger Agreement.

Sponsor Agreement

In connection with the execution of the Merger Agreement, the Company amended and restated in its entirety that certain letter, dated February 11, 2021, from the Sponsor and each of the individuals party thereto, each of whom is a member of the Company’s board of directors and/or management team (each, an “Insider” and collectively, the “Insiders”) to the Company (the “Support Agreement”), pursuant to which among other things, each of the Sponsor and the Insiders agreed (i) to vote any of such Insider’s shares of common stock (1) in favor of the approval and adoption of the Merger Agreement and approval of the related transactions and all other CCVII Stockholder Matters (as defined in the Sponsor Agreement) and (2) against certain other matters, (ii) not to redeem any of such Insider’s shares of common stock in connection with the CCVII Stockholder Redemption, (iii) to take all actions to consummate the Merger, the other Transactions and the matters contemplated by the Merger Agreement and the Sponsor Agreement and be bound by and comply with Sections 9.04 (Exclusivity) and 9.06 (Confidentiality; Publicity) of the Merger Agreement, (iv) not to enter into, modify or amend any contract between or among the Sponsor, any Insider, anyone related by blood, marriage or adoption to any Insider or any affiliate of any such person (other than the Company or any of its subsidiaries), on the one hand, and the Company or any of its subsidiaries, on the other hand, that would contradict, limit, restrict or impair (1) any party’s ability to perform or satisfy any obligation under the Sponsor Agreement or (2) Pubco’s, Bermuda Co’s, the Company’s or Merger Sub’s ability to perform or satisfy any of its obligations under the Merger Agreement, and (v) to be bound to certain other obligations as described therein.

Registration Rights

Pursuant to a registration rights agreement entered into on February 11, 2021, the holders of the Founder Shares, Private Placement Warrants and warrants that may be issued upon conversion of Working Capital Loans (and any shares of Class A common stock issuable upon the exercise of the Private Placement Warrants or warrants that may be issued upon conversion of Working Capital Loans and upon conversion of the Founder Shares) will be entitled to registration rights requiring the Company to register such securities for resale (in the case of the Founder Shares, only after conversion into shares of Class A common stock). The holders of these securities will be entitled to make up to three demands, excluding short form registration demands, that the Company register such securities. In addition, the holders of these securities have certain “piggy-back” registration rights with respect to registration statements filed subsequent to the completion of a Business Combination and rights to require the Company to register for resale such securities pursuant to Rule 415 under the Securities Act. The registration rights agreement does not contain liquidated damages or other cash settlement provisions resulting from delays in registering the Company’s securities. The Company will bear the expenses incurred in connection with the filing of any such registration statement.

Underwriting Agreement

The Company granted the underwriters a forty-five (45)-day option from the date of Initial Public Offering to purchase up to 18,000,000 additional Units to cover over-allotments, if any, at the Initial Public Offering price less the underwriting discounts and commissions. As a result of the underwriters’ election to fully exercise the over-allotment option, the underwriters purchased an additional 18,000,000 Units, at a price of $10.00 per Unit. The underwriters were entitled to a cash underwriting discount of $0.20 per Unit, or $27,600,000 in the aggregate, payable upon the closing of the Initial Public Offering. In addition, the underwriters will be entitled to a deferred fee of $0.35 per Unit, or $48,300,000 in the aggregate. The deferred fee will be waived by the underwriters in the event that the Company does not complete a Business Combination, subject to the terms of the underwriting agreement.

Excise Tax

In connection with the vote to approve the Charter Amendment, holders of 79,983,929 shares of Class A Common Stock properly exercised their right to redeem their shares of Class A Common Stock for an aggregate redemption amount of $816,281,045. As such, the Company has recorded a 1% excise tax liability in the amount of $8,162,810 on the condensed balance sheets as of September 30, 2023. The liability does not impact the condensed statements of operations and is offset against additional paid-in capital or accumulated deficit if additional paid-in capital is not available. This excise tax liability can be offset within the same taxable year which will be evaluated and adjusted in the period in which the issuances occur.

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Due Diligence and Legal Fees

As of September 30, 2023, the Company, contingent upon the consummation of an initial Business Combination, will be required to pay due diligence and legal fees in the amount of $10,257,805. These contingent fees are not reflected in the Company’s financial statements.

Legal Fees

As of September 30, 2023, the Company, upon the consummation of an initial Business Combination will be required to pay legal fees in the amount of $27,119. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2023, the Company recorded an expense of $0 and a reduction of $26,907 of such fees, respectively. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2022, the Company recorded $0 and $9,634 of such fees, respectively. These fees are reflected on the Company’s condensed balance sheets in deferred legal fees.

Fairness Opinion

On July 22, 2023, the Company entered into an agreement with an advisor to provide a fairness opinion on the perspective Business Combination as described above. Fees for the engagement will be $850,000, with a non-refundable retainer of $50,000 payable upon execution of this Agreement, $250,000 payable upon the advisor informing the Company that it is prepared to deliver the Opinion, and $550,000 payable upon closing of the Initial Business Combination. As of September 30, 2023, the Company has paid the $50,000 retainer, received the report, and paid the $250,000. As of September 30, 2023, $550,000 is due upon the completion of a Business Combination and is included within the $10,257,805 of contingent fees and not reflected in the Company’s financial statements.

NOTE 7. STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT

Preferred Stock The Company is authorized to issue 1,000,000 shares of preferred stock with a par value of $0.0001 per share with such designations, voting and other rights and preferences as may be determined from time to time by the Company’s board of directors. As of September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, there were no shares of preferred stock issued or outstanding.

Class A Common Stock — The Company is authorized to issue 500,000,000 shares of Class A common stock with a par value of $0.0001 per share. Holders of Class A common stock are entitled to one vote for each share. As of September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, there were 58,016,071 and 138,000,000 shares of Class A common stock issued and outstanding, respectively, including Class A common stock subject to possible redemption which are presented as temporary equity.

Class B Common Stock — The Company is authorized to issue 100,000,000 shares of Class B common stock with a par value of $0.0001 per share. Holders of Class B common stock are entitled to one vote for each share. As of September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, there were 34,500,000 shares of Class B common stock issued and outstanding.

Holders of Class B common stock will have the right to elect all of the Company’s directors prior to a Business Combination. Holders of Class A common stock and Class B common stock will vote together as a single class on all other matters submitted to a vote of stockholders except as required by law.

The shares of Class B common stock will automatically convert into shares of Class A common stock at the time of the completion of a Business Combination on a one-for-one basis, subject to adjustment. In the case that additional shares of Class A common stock, or equity-linked securities, are issued or deemed issued in excess of the amounts offered in the Initial Public Offering and related to the closing of a Business Combination, the ratio at which shares of Class B common stock shall convert into shares of Class A common stock will be adjusted (unless the holders of a majority of the outstanding shares of Class B common stock agree to waive such adjustment with respect to any such issuance or deemed issuance) so that the number of shares of Class A common stock issuable upon conversion of all shares of Class B common stock will equal, in the aggregate, on an as-converted basis, 20% of the sum of the total number of all shares of common stock outstanding upon the completion of the Initial Public Offering plus all shares of Class A common stock and equity-linked securities issued or deemed issued in connection with a Business Combination (net of the number of shares of Class A common stock redeemed in connection with a Business Combination), excluding any shares or equity-linked securities issued,

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or to be issued, to any seller in a Business Combination, any private placement-equivalent warrants issued, or to be issued, to any seller in a Business Combination.

NOTE 8. WARRANT LIABILITIES

As of September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, there were 27,600,000 Public Warrants outstanding. The Public Warrants may only be exercised for a whole number of shares. No fractional Warrants will be issued upon separation of the Units and only whole Warrants will trade. The Public Warrants will become exercisable on the later of (a) thirty (30) days after the completion of a Business Combination or (b) twelve (12) months from the closing of the Initial Public Offering. The Public Warrants will expire five (5) years after the completion of a Business Combination or earlier upon redemption or liquidation.

The Company will not be obligated to deliver any shares of Class A common stock pursuant to the exercise of a Warrant and will have no obligation to settle such exercise unless a registration statement under the Securities Act covering the issuance of the shares of Class A common stock issuable upon exercise of the Warrants is then effective and a current prospectus relating to those shares of Class A common stock is available, subject to the Company satisfying its obligations with respect to registration. No Warrant will be exercisable for cash or on a cashless basis, and the Company 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.

The Company has agreed that as soon as practicable, but in no event later than 15 business days after the closing of a Business Combination, the Company will use its best efforts to file with the SEC, and within 60 business days following a Business Combination to have declared effective, a registration statement covering the issuance of the shares of Class A common stock issuable upon exercise of the Warrants and to maintain a current prospectus relating to those shares of Class A common stock until the Warrants expire or are redeemed. Notwithstanding the above, if the Class A common stock is at the time of any exercise of a Warrant not listed on a national securities exchange such that it satisfies the definition of a “covered security” under Section 18(b)(1) of the Securities Act, the Company may, at its option, require holders of the 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 the Company so elects, the Company will not be required to file or maintain in effect a registration statement, but will use its reasonable best efforts to qualify the shares of Class A common stock under applicable blue sky laws to the extent an exemption is not available.

Once the Public Warrants become exercisable, the Company may redeem the Public Warrants:

in whole and not in part;
at a price of $0.01 per Public Warrant;
upon not less than thirty (30) days’ prior written notice of redemption;
if, and only if, the reported last sale price of the Company’s common stock equals or exceeds $18.00 per share for any twenty (20) trading days within a thirty (30)-trading day period ending on the third business day prior to the notice of redemption to the Public Warrant holders; and
if, and only if, there is a current registration statement in effect with respect to the shares of common stock underlying the Warrants.

If and when the Public Warrants become redeemable by the Company, the Company may exercise its redemption right even if it is unable to register or qualify the underlying securities for sale under all applicable state securities laws.

If the Company calls the Public Warrants for redemption, management will have the option to require all holders that wish to exercise the Public Warrants to do so on a “cashless basis,” as described in the warrant agreement. The exercise price and number of shares of Class A common stock issuable upon exercise of the Public Warrants may be adjusted in certain circumstances including in the event of a stock dividend, or recapitalization, reorganization, merger or consolidation. However, the Public Warrants will not be adjusted for

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issuance of Class A common stock at a price below its exercise price. Additionally, in no event will the Company be required to net cash settle the Public Warrants. If the Company is unable to complete a Business Combination within the Combination Window and the Company liquidates the funds held in the Trust Account, holders of Public Warrants will not receive any of such funds with respect to their Public Warrants, nor will they receive any distribution from the Company’s assets held outside of the Trust Account with the respect to such Public Warrants. Accordingly, the Public Warrants may expire worthless.

As of September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, there were 32,600,000 Private Placement Warrants outstanding. The Private Placement Warrants are identical to the Public Warrants underlying the Units sold in the Initial Public Offering, except that the Private Placement Warrants and the Class A common stock issuable upon the exercise of the Private Placement Warrants will not be transferable, assignable or salable until thirty (30) days after the completion of a Business Combination, subject to certain limited exceptions. Additionally, the Private Placement Warrants will be exercisable on a cashless basis and be non-redeemable so long as they are held by the initial purchasers or their permitted transferees. If the Private Placement Warrants are held by someone other than the initial purchasers or their permitted transferees, the Private Placement Warrants will be redeemable by the Company and exercisable by such holders on the same basis as the Public Warrants.

NOTE 9. FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENTS

The Company follows the guidance in ASC 820 for its financial assets and liabilities that are re-measured and reported at fair value at each reporting period, and non-financial assets and liabilities that are re-measured and reported at fair value at least annually.

The fair value of the Company’s financial assets and liabilities reflects management’s estimate of amounts that the Company would have received in connection with the sale of the assets or paid in connection with the transfer of the liabilities in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. In connection with measuring the fair value of its assets and liabilities, the Company seeks to maximize the use of observable inputs (market data obtained from independent sources) and to minimize the use of unobservable inputs (internal assumptions about how market participants would price assets and liabilities). The following fair value hierarchy is used to classify assets and liabilities based on the observable inputs and unobservable inputs used in order to value the assets and liabilities:

Level 1:

Quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities. An active market for an asset or liability is a market in which transactions for the asset or liability occur with sufficient frequency and volume to provide pricing information on an ongoing basis.

Level 2:

Observable inputs other than Level 1 inputs. Examples of Level 2 inputs include quoted prices in active markets for similar assets or liabilities and quoted prices for identical assets or liabilities in markets that are not active.

Level 3:

Unobservable inputs based on our assessment of the assumptions that market participants would use in pricing the asset or liability.

The following table presents information about the Company’s assets and liabilities that are measured at fair value on a recurring basis as of September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022 and indicates the fair value hierarchy of the valuation inputs the Company utilized to determine such fair value:

    

September 30, 

    

December 31, 

Description

    

Level

    

2023

    

Level

    

2022

Assets:

 

  

  

 

  

Marketable securities held in Trust Account

 

1

$

1

$

1,398,987,478

Liabilities:

 

  

  

 

Warrant liability- Public Warrants

1

8,556,000

1

1,380,000

Warrant liability- Private Placement Warrants

 

2

10,106,000

2

1,630,000

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The Warrants were accounted for as liabilities in accordance with ASC 815-40 and are measured at fair value at inception and on a recurring basis, with changes in fair value recorded in the condensed statements of operations.

The Public and Private Placement Warrants were valued as of February 17, 2021 using a Monte Carlo simulation model and a Modified Black Scholes model, respectively, which are considered to be a Level 3 fair value measurement. The Monte Carlo simulation and the Modified Black-Scholes models’ primary unobservable input utilized in determining the fair value of the Public and Private Placement Warrants is the probability of consummation of the Business Combination. The probability assigned to the consummation of the Business Combination was 80%, which was estimated based on the observed success rates of business combinations for special purpose acquisition companies. The subsequent measurements of the Public Warrants after the detachment of the Public Warrants from the Units is classified as Level 1 due to the use of an observable market quote in an active market under the ticker CVII.WS. For subsequent measurements of the Private Placement Warrants after detachment, a Modified Black Scholes Option Pricing model was used. The Modified Black Scholes model’s primary unobservable input utilized in determining the fair value of the Private Placement Warrants is the expected volatility of the common stock. The expected volatility was implied from the Company’s own Public Warrant pricing. Other key assumptions used in connection with the Modified Black Scholes model were expected life, risk free rate, and dividend yield, which were based on market conditions, management assumptions, and terms of the warrant agreement.

At issuance, the estimated fair value of the Private Placement Warrants and the estimated fair value of the Public Warrants was determined by a Monte Carlo simulation. As of September 30, 2022, the Private Placement Warrants were transferred to a Level 2 fair value measurement, as the Private Placement Warrants are being valued using the associated observable market of the Public Warrants.

Transfers to/from Levels 1, 2 and 3 are recognized at the end of the reporting period in which a change in valuation technique or methodology occurs. The estimated fair value of the Private Placement Warrants transferred from a Level 3 to a Level 2 fair value measurement during the year ended December 31, 2022 was $4,564,000. There were no transfers during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2023.

NOTE 10. SUBSEQUENT EVENTS

The Company’s management has evaluated subsequent events and transactions that occurred after the balance sheet date up to the date that the condensed financial statements were issued. Based upon this review, other than described below, the Company did not identify any subsequent events that would have required adjustment or disclosure in the condensed financial statements.

On October 17, 2023, the Company borrowed $1,000,000 in connection with the Extension Promissory Note entered into on May 16, 2023 and deposited $1,000,000 into the Trust Account in connection with the extension amendment entered into on May 16, 2023. As of this filing the Extension Promissory Note had a balance of $6,000,000 with $3,000,000 available for withdrawal.

In November 2023, the Company received letters from BofA Securities, Inc. (“BofA”), Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC (“Goldman Sachs”), and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC (“J.P. Morgan”), waiving their rights to their portion of the deferred underwriting fee. In aggregate, the underwriting fees waived total approximately $30.4 million dollars.

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Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

References in this report (the “Quarterly Report”) to “we,” “us” or the “Company” refer to Churchill Capital Corp VII. References to our “management” or our “management team” refer to our officers and directors, and references to the “Sponsor” refer to Churchill Sponsor VII LLC. The following discussion and analysis of the Company’s financial condition and results of operations should be read in conjunction with the financial statements and the notes thereto contained elsewhere in this Quarterly Report. Certain information contained in the discussion and analysis set forth below includes forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties.

Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This Quarterly Report includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Exchange Act that are not historical facts and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expected and projected. All statements, other than statements of historical fact included in this Form 10-Q including, without limitation, statements in this “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” regarding the completion of the Proposed Business Combination (as defined below), the Company’s financial position, business strategy and the plans and objectives of management for future operations, are forward-looking statements. Words such as “expect,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “estimate,” “seek” and variations and similar words and expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements relate to future events or future performance, but reflect management’s current beliefs, based on information currently available. A number of factors could cause actual events, performance or results to differ materially from the events, performance and results discussed in the forward-looking statements, including that the conditions of the Proposed Business Combination are not satisfied. For information identifying important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements, please refer to the Risk Factors section of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K as filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). The Company’s securities filings can be accessed on the EDGAR section of the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Except as expressly required by applicable securities law, the Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Overview

We are a blank check company formed under the laws of the State of Delaware for the purpose of effecting a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, recapitalization, reorganization or other similar business combination with one or more businesses or entities. We intend to effectuate our Business Combination using cash from the proceeds of the Initial Public Offering and the sale of the Private Placement Warrants, our capital stock, debt or a combination of cash, stock and debt.

We expect to continue to incur significant costs in the pursuit of our acquisition plans. We cannot assure you that our plans to complete a Business Combination will be successful.

Recent Developments

Business Combination

On August 1, 2023, the Company entered into the Merger Agreement by and among the Company, Pubco, Merger Sub, CorpAcq and certain shareholders of CorpAcq. Pursuant to the Merger Agreement, the parties thereto intend to enter into a business combination transaction pursuant to which certain shareholders of CorpAcq will contribute their interests in CorpAcq to Pubco and Merger Sub will merge with and into the Company, with the Company being the surviving entity in the merger.

The proposed merger is expected to be consummated after the required approval by the stockholders of the Company and the satisfaction of certain other conditions summarized below.

The total consideration to be paid to the shareholders of CorpAcq will be equal to the sum of:

an amount in U.S. Dollars (the “Closing Seller Cash Consideration”) equal to the sum of (a) all available cash and cash equivalents of the Company and its subsidiaries, including all amounts in the trust account of the Company (after reduction for the aggregate amount of payments required to be made in connection with the CCVII Stockholder Redemption (defined in the Merger Agreement)), plus the CCVII Facilitated Financing Amount (as defined in the Merger Agreement), if any, in each case

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calculated as of immediately prior to closing and without giving effect to the Delayed Financing Amount (as defined in the Merger Agreement) minus (b) the aggregate amount of the CorpAcq Transaction Expenses and CCVII Transaction Expenses (each, as defined in the Merger Agreement), minus (c) an amount in cash equal to the amount required to fully redeem all of the preferred shares of CorpAcq outstanding immediately prior to closing, minus (d) an amount equal to $128,600,000 minus the CorpAcq Holder Facilitated Financing Amount (defined in the Merger Agreement), if any (clauses (a) - (d), collectively, the “Closing Seller Preliminary Cash Consideration”), minus (e) 99.99% of the amount by which the Closing Seller Preliminary Cash Consideration exceeds $257,200,000 (or such lesser amount as indicated by CorpAcq); plus
a number of ordinary shares of Pubco (“Pubco Ordinary Shares”) equal to (a) a number of shares (rounded down to the nearest whole share) equal to (i) $803,822,000, minus the Closing Seller Cash Consideration, divided by (ii) $10.00, and (b) if the “Delivered Capital Adjustment Amount” (defined in the Sponsor Agreement to be an amount equal to (x) 12.5% multiplied by (y) (1) the Delivered Capital Amount (as defined in the Merger Agreement), minus (2) $592,000,000), is a negative number, plus a number of Pubco Ordinary Shares (rounded down to the nearest whole share) (the “Incremental Share Consideration”) equal to (i) the absolute value of the Delivered Capital Adjustment Amount (as defined in the Merger Agreement), divided by (ii) $10.00, multiplied by (iii) 50%; plus
15,000,000 class C-2 ordinary shares in Pubco, which shall have terms substantially equivalent to those set forth on Exhibit A of the Merger Agreement; plus
the Pubco Ordinary Shares which constitute: (a) a number of Pubco Ordinary Shares equal to the Incremental Share Consideration (the “Incremental Earnout Shares”) and (b) an aggregate amount of Pubco Ordinary Shares equal to (i) 15,000,000 minus (ii) the Specified Sponsor Retained Share Amount (as defined in the Sponsor Agreement) and as may be adjusted pursuant the Sponsor Agreement (the “Base Earnout Shares”); provided that no Incremental Earnout Shares shall be issued at Closing and only 11,000,000 Base Earnout Shares shall be issued at Closing and, instead of a right to any additional Incremental Earnout Shares or Base Earnout Shares at Closing, the shareholders of CorpAcq party to the Merger Agreement shall have the contingent right to receive any remaining Incremental Earnout Shares or Base Earnout Shares, as applicable, from the Pubco within five (5) days following the final calculation of the Delayed Financing Amount pursuant to the Sponsor Agreement. The Incremental Earnout Shares and the Base Earnout Shares will be unvested upon issuance and will be subject to the same vesting and forfeiture provisions and voting and dividend rights as are described below in respect of the Sponsor’s Base Vesting Shares and Earn-Out Vesting Shares, respectively. Upon vesting and prior to redemption in exchange for Post-Combination Company Ordinary A1 Shares, the Incremental Earn Out Shares shall be entitled to receive an additional catchup payment such that each holder receives an amount that would have been paid out on those shares since issue as if they had the same economic rights as the Post-Combination Company Ordinary A1 Shares during that period.

The Merger Agreement contains customary representations, warranties and covenants by the parties thereto and the closing is subject to certain conditions as further described in the Merger Agreement.

Sponsor Agreement

In connection with the execution of the Merger Agreement, the Company amended and restated in its entirety that certain letter, dated February 11, 2021, from the Sponsor and each of the individuals party thereto, each of whom is a member of the Company’s board of directors and/or management team (each, an “Insider” and collectively, the “Insiders”) to the Company (the “Support Agreement”), pursuant to which among other things, each of the Sponsor and the Insiders agreed (i) to vote any of such Insider’s shares of common stock (1) in favor of the approval and adoption of the Merger Agreement and approval of the related transactions and all other CCVII Stockholder Matters (as defined in the Sponsor Agreement) and (2) against certain other matters, (ii) not to redeem any of such Insider’s shares of common stock in connection with the CCVII Stockholder Redemption, (iii) to take all actions to consummate the Merger, the other Transactions and the matters contemplated by the Merger Agreement and the Sponsor Agreement and be bound by and comply with Sections 9.04 (Exclusivity) and 9.06 (Confidentiality; Publicity) of the Merger Agreement, (iv) not to enter into, modify or amend any contract between or among the Sponsor, any Insider, anyone related by blood, marriage or adoption to any Insider or any affiliate of any such person (other than the Company or any of its subsidiaries), on the one hand, and the Company or any of its subsidiaries, on the other hand, that would contradict, limit, restrict or impair (1) any party’s ability to perform or satisfy any obligation under the Sponsor Agreement or (2) Pubco’s, Bermuda Co’s, the Company’s or Merger Sub’s ability to perform or satisfy any of its obligations under the Merger Agreement, and (v) to be bound to certain other obligations as described therein.

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Results of Operations

We have neither engaged in any operations nor generated any revenues to date. Our only activities through September 30, 2023 were organizational activities, those necessary to prepare for the IPO, described below, and identifying a target for our business combination. We do not expect to generate any operating revenues until after the completion of our business combination. We generate non-operating income in the form of interest income on marketable securities held in the trust account. We incur expenses as a result of being a public company (for legal, financial reporting, accounting and auditing compliance), as well as for due diligence expenses.

For the three months ended September 30, 2023, we had net loss of $9,999,449, which consisted of change in fair value of warrant liabilities of $10,234,000, provision for income taxes of $4,129,929 and operating costs of $3,404,783, partially offset by interest earned on marketable securities held in the Trust Account of $7,769,263.

For the three months ended September 30, 2022, we had net income of $17,292,376, which consists of a change in fair value of warrant liabilities of $12,642,000, an unrealized gain on marketable securities held in our Trust Account of $156,620 and interest earned on marketable securities held in the Trust Account of $6,498,615, partially offset by provision for income taxes of $1,493,896 and operating costs of $510,963.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2023, we had net income of $547,385, which consisted of interest earned on marketable securities held in the Trust Account of $32,215,266, partially offset by change in fair value of warrant liabilities of $15,652,000, provision for income taxes of $10,140,865, and operating costs of $5,875,016.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2022, we had net income of $57,167,952, which consists of a change in fair value of warrant liabilities of $52,098,000 and interest earned on marketable securities held in the Trust Account of $8,788,508, partially offset operating costs of $1,781,168, provision for income taxes of $1,786,068 and an unrealized loss on marketable securities held in our Trust Account of $151,320.

Liquidity, Capital Resources and Going Concern

On February 17, 2021, we consummated the Initial Public Offering of 138,000,000 Units at a price of $10.00 per Unit, which includes the full exercise by the underwriters of the over-allotment option, at $10.00 per Unit, generating gross proceeds of $1,380,000,000. Simultaneously with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, we consummated the sale of 32,600,000 Private Placement Warrants to the Sponsor at a price of $1.00 per warrant, generating gross proceeds of $32,600,000.

Following the Initial Public Offering, the exercise of the over-allotment option and the sale of the Private Placement Warrants, a total of $1,380,000,000 was placed in the Trust Account. We incurred $73,525,233 in transaction costs, including $24,500,000 of underwriting fees, net of $3,100,000 reimbursed from the underwriters, $48,300,000 of deferred underwriting fees and $725,223 of other costs.

As of September 30, 2023, we had cash held in the Trust Account of $605,878,613. Interest income on the balance in the Trust Account may be used by us to pay taxes and to pay working capital expenses subject to an annual limit of $1,000,000 (to the extent available). During the nine months ended September 30, 2023, the Company withdrew $13,043,086 from the Trust Account to pay franchise taxes and income taxes, $1,000,000 for working capital purposes and $816,281,045 in connection with redemptions.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2023, cash used in operating activities was $16,226,489. Net income of $547,385 was affected by a change in fair value of warrant liabilities of $15,652,000, interest earned on marketable securities held in the Trust Account of $32,215,266, and deferred tax provision of $836,312. Changes in operating assets and liabilities used $625,704 of cash for operating activities.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2022, cash used in operating activities was $945,988. Net income of $57,167,952 was affected by a change in fair value of warrant liabilities of $52,098,000, interest earned on marketable securities held in the Trust Account of $8,788,508, and unrealized loss on marketable securities held in the Trust Account of $151,320. Changes in operating assets and liabilities provided $2,621,248 of cash for operating activities.

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In February 2023, we instructed the trustee with respect to the trust account to redeem the marketable securities held in the trust account and thereafter to hold all funds in the trust account in cash. As a result, we will continue to receive interest on the funds held in the trust account. 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 deferred underwriting commissions and income taxes payable), to complete our business combination. To the extent that our capital stock or debt is used, in whole or in part, as consideration to complete our 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.

As of September 30, 2023, we had cash of $2,051,985. We intend to use the funds held outside the trust account primarily to 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.

To mitigate the risk of being viewed as operating an unregistered investment company (including pursuant to the subjective test of Section 3(a)(1)(A) of the Investment Company Act of 1940), all funds in the trust account are held and will be held in cash (which may include demand deposit accounts) until the earlier of consummation of our initial business combination or liquidation. As a result, we receive interest on the funds held in the Trust Account.

In order to fund working capital deficiencies or finance transaction costs in connection with a Business Combination, the initial stockholders or their affiliates may, but are not obligated to, loan us funds as may be required. If we complete a Business Combination, we would repay such loaned amounts. In the event that a 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 $1,500,000 of such loans may be convertible into warrants identical to the Private Placement Warrants, at a price of $1.00 per warrant at the option of the lender.

Additionally, to fund working capital the Company has permitted withdrawals available up to an annual limit of $1,000,000. The Company may withdraw additional funds to pay income tax and franchise tax obligations. These permitted withdrawals are limited to only the interest available that has been earned in excess of the initial deposit at the Initial Public Offering. As of September 30, 2023, the Company has made a full withdrawal for 2023 from the Trust Account of $1,000,000 for working capital purposes.

On May 16, 2023, the Sponsor agreed to make monthly deposits directly to the Trust Account of the Company in the amount of $1,000,000 following the approval and implementation of the Extension Amendment Proposal. Such contributions are made pursuant to a non-interest bearing, unsecured promissory note (the “Extension Promissory Note”) issued by the Company to the Sponsor. The Extension Promissory Note provides up to $9,000,000. Contributions are paid monthly beginning on May 17, 2023 until the earliest to occur of (i) the consummation of the Business Combination, (ii) February 15, 2024 and (iii) if a Business Combination is not consummated, the date of liquidation of the Trust Account, as determined in the sole discretion of our board of directors. The Extension Promissory Note will mature on the earlier of (1) the date we consummate a Business Combination and (2) the date that the winding up of the Company is effective. In each of July 2023, August 2023 and September 2023, the Company borrowed $1,000,000 in connection with the Extension Promissory Note and deposited $1,000,000 into the Trust Account in connection with the extension amendment entered into on May 16, 2023. As of September 30, 2023, the Extension Promissory Note had a balance of $5,000,000 with $4,000,000 available for withdrawal.

The Company may need to raise additional capital through loans or additional investments from its Sponsor, stockholders, officers, directors, or third parties. The Company’s officers, directors and Sponsor may, but are not obligated to, loan the Company funds, from time to time or at any time, in whatever amount they deem reasonable in their sole discretion, to meet the Company’s working capital needs. Accordingly, the Company may not be able to obtain additional financing. If the Company is unable to raise additional capital, it may be required to take additional measures to conserve liquidity, which could include, but not necessarily be limited to, curtailing operations, suspending the pursuit of a potential transaction, and reducing overhead expenses. The Company cannot provide any assurance that new financing will be available to it on commercially acceptable terms, if at all. These conditions raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern through one year from the date of these unaudited condensed financial statements if a Business Combination is not consummated. These unaudited condensed financial statements do not include any adjustments relating to the recovery of the recorded assets or the classification of the liabilities that might be necessary should the Company be unable to continue as a going concern.

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In connection with the Company’s assessment of going concern considerations in accordance with ASC Subtopic 205-40, Presentation of Financial Statements-Going Concern, the Company has until February 17, 2024 or such earlier date as determined by the board of directors to consummate a Business Combination. It is uncertain that the Company will be able to consummate a Business Combination by this time. If a Business Combination is not consummated by this date and an extension not obtained by the Sponsor, there will be a mandatory liquidation and subsequent dissolution of the Company. Management has determined that the potential mandatory liquidation and subsequent dissolution raises substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. No adjustments have been made to the carrying amounts of assets or liabilities should the Company be required to liquidate after February 17, 2024 or such earlier date as determined by the board of directors. The Company intends to complete a Business Combination by February 17, 2024.

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

We have no obligations, assets or liabilities, which would be considered off-balance sheet arrangements as of September 30, 2023. We do not participate in transactions that create relationships with unconsolidated entities or financial partnerships, often referred to as variable interest entities, which would have been established for the purpose of facilitating off-balance sheet arrangements. We have not entered into any off-balance sheet financing arrangements, established any special purpose entities, guaranteed any debt or commitments of other entities, or purchased any non-financial assets.

Contractual Obligations

The Company agreed, commencing on February 11, 2021 through the earlier of the Company’s consummation of a Business Combination and its liquidation, to pay an affiliate of the Sponsor a total of $50,000 per month for office space, administrative and support services.

The underwriters are entitled to a deferred fee of $0.35 per Unit, or $48,300,000 in the aggregate. The deferred fee will be waived by the underwriters in the event that the Company does not complete a Business Combination, subject to the terms of the underwriting agreement.

Critical Accounting Policies

The preparation of condensed financial statements and related disclosures in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements, and income and expenses during the periods reported. Actual results could materially differ from those estimates. We have identified the following critical accounting policies:

Class A Common Stock Subject to Possible Redemption

We account for our Class A common stock subject to possible conversion in accordance with the guidance in Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 480 “Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity.” Shares of Class A common stock subject to mandatory redemption is classified as a liability instrument and measured at fair value. Conditionally redeemable common stock (including common stock that features redemption rights that are either within the control of the holder or subject to redemption upon the occurrence of uncertain events not solely within our control) is classified as temporary equity. At all other times, common stock is classified as stockholders’ equity. Our Class A common stock features certain redemption rights that are considered to be outside of our control and subject to occurrence of uncertain future events. Accordingly, Class A common stock subject to possible redemption is presented at redemption value as temporary equity, outside of the stockholders’ deficit section of our condensed balance sheets.

Warrant Liabilities

The Company accounts for the Warrants in accordance with the guidance contained in ASC 815-40-15-7D and 7F under which the Warrants do not meet the criteria for equity treatment and must be recorded as liabilities. Accordingly, the Company classifies the Warrants as liabilities at their fair value and adjusts the Warrants to fair value at each reporting period. This liability is subject to re-measurement at each balance sheet date until exercised, and any change in fair value is recognized in our statements of operations. The Public Warrants and Private Placement Warrants for periods where no observable traded price was available are valued using a Monte Carlo simulation and a modified Black-Scholes model, respectively. For periods subsequent to the detachment of the Public Warrants from the Units, the Public Warrant quoted market price was used as the fair value as of each relevant date.

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Net (Loss) Income Per Share of Common Stock

The Company complies with accounting and disclosure requirements