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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 quarterly period ended

March 31, 2023

OR

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: 001-40055

BITE ACQUISITION CORP.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware

    

85-3307316

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.) 

30 West Street, No. 28F

New York, New York

10004

(Address of principal executive offices)

(Zip Code)

(212) 608-2923

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

N/A

(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)

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 common stock, par value $0.0001 per share and one-half of one warrant

 

BITE.U

 

NYSE American LLC

Common stock, par value $0.0001 per share

 

BITE

 

NYSE American LLC

Warrants, each whole warrant exercisable for one share of common stock at an exercise price of $11.50

 

BITE WS

 

NYSE American LLC

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 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 the 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 May 12, 2023, there were 8,638,815 shares of common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, issued and outstanding.

BITE ACQUISITION CORP.

FORM 10-Q FOR THE QUARTER ENDED MARCH 31, 2023

TABLE OF CONTENTS

    

    

Page

PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1.

Financial Statements

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

3

Unaudited Condensed Statements of Operations for the three months ended March 31, 2023 and 2022

4

Unaudited Condensed Statements of Changes in Stockholders’ Deficit for the three months ended March 31, 2023 and 2022

5

Unaudited Condensed Statements of Cash Flows for the three months ended March 31, 2023 and 2022

6

Notes to Unaudited Condensed Financial Statements

7

Item 2.

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

21

Item 3.

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

24

Item 4.

Controls and Procedures

24

PART II. OTHER INFORMATION

Item 1.

Legal Proceedings

25

Item 1A.

Risk Factors

25

Item 2.

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

25

Item 3.

Defaults Upon Senior Securities

26

Item 4.

Mine Safety Disclosures

26

Item 5.

Other Information

26

Item 6.

Exhibits

27

2

PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1. Financial Statements.

BITE ACQUISITION CORP.

CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS

March 31, 2023

December 31, 2022

    

Unaudited

    

Audited

Assets

Current assets:

Cash

$

39,398

$

86,517

Prepaid expenses

182,522

38,905

Total current assets

221,920

125,422

Investment held in Trust Account

30,596,953

30,293,789

Total assets

$

30,818,873

$

30,419,211

Liabilities, redeemable shares and stockholders’ deficit:

Current liabilities:

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

$

977,078

$

258,394

Franchise tax payable

36,100

Income taxes payable

426,867

426,867

Due to related party

257,857

227,857

Convertible promissory note at fair value - related party

642,041

332,553

Total current liabilities

2,339,943

1,245,671

Deferred tax liability

96,171

50,914

Private warrant liability

24,750

16,500

Total liabilities

2,460,864

1,313,085

Commitments

Common stock subject to possible redemption, 2,998,815 shares at both March 31, 2023 and December 31, 2022 redemption value

30,133,986

29,866,922

Stockholders’ deficit:

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

Common stock, $0.0001 par value; 100,000,000 shares authorized; 5,640,000 shares issued and outstanding at both March 31, 2023 and December 31, 2022 (excluding 2,998,815 shares subject to possible redemption, for both periods)

564

564

Additional paid-in capital

3,390,611

3,657,675

Accumulated deficit

(5,167,152)

(4,419,035)

Total stockholders’ deficit

(1,775,977)

(760,796)

Total liabilities, redeemable shares and stockholders’ deficit

$

30,818,873

$

30,419,211

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

3

BITE ACQUISITION CORP.

CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(UNAUDITED)

For the Three Months Ended

    

March 31, 

    

2023

    

2022

Operating expenses:

Formation and operating costs

$

877,303

$

276,410

Franchise tax

36,100

50,000

Loss from operations

(913,403)

(326,410)

Other expenses

Investment income from Trust

3,282

12,911

Change in fair value of private warrants

(8,250)

46,750

Change in fair value of convertible promissory notes

215,511

33,986

Total other expenses

210,543

93,647

Net loss before provision for income taxes

(702,860)

(232,763)

Provision for income taxes

45,257

Net loss

$

(748,117)

$

(232,763)

Basic and diluted weighted average Common Stock subject to redemption

2,998,815

20,000,000

Basic and diluted net loss per Common Stock

$

(0.09)

$

(0.01)

 

 

Basic and diluted weighted average Common Stock

 

5,640,000

 

5,640,000

Basic and diluted net loss per Common Stock

$

(0.09)

$

(0.01)

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

4

BITE ACQUISITION CORP.

CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT

(UNAUDITED)

For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2023

Additional

Total

Common Stock

Paid-in

Accumulated

Stockholders’

    

Shares

    

Amount

    

Capital

    

Deficit

    

Deficit

Balance as of December 31, 2022

5,640,000

$

564

$

3,657,675

$

(4,419,035)

$

(760,796)

 

Remeasurement of shares subject to possible redemption

(267,064)

(267,064)

Net loss

(748,117)

(748,117)

Balance as of March 31, 2023

 

5,640,000

$

564

$

3,390,611

$

(5,167,152)

$

(1,775,977)

For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2022

Additional

Total

Common Stock

Paid-in

Accumulated

Stockholders’

    

Shares

    

Amount

    

Capital

    

Deficit

    

Deficit

Balance as of December 31, 2021

5,640,000

$

564

$

5,269,208

$

(5,410,873)

$

(141,101)

Net loss

(232,763)

(232,763)

Balance as of March 31, 2022

5,640,000

$

564

$

5,269,208

$

(5,643,636)

$

(373,864)

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

5

BITE ACQUISITION CORP.

CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(UNAUDITED)

    

For the Three Months Ended

March 31, 

2023

    

2022

Cash Flows from Operating Activities:

Net loss

$

(748,117)

$

(232,763)

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

Interest earned on cash and investment held in Trust Account

(3,282)

(12,911)

Change in fair value of warrants

8,250

(46,750)

Change in fair value of convertible promissory note

(215,511)

(33,986)

Changes in current assets and current liabilities:

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

(143,617)

89,480

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

718,683

(49,277)

Franchise tax payable

36,100

(128,085)

Income tax payable

45,257

Due to related party

30,000

30,000

Net cash used in operating activities

(272,237)

(384,292)

Cash Flows from Investing Activities:

Deposits into Trust Account pursuant to Extension Amendment

(299,882)

Net cash used in investing activities

(299,882)

Cash Flows from Financing Activities:

Proceeds from issuance of promissory note to related party

525,000

335,000

Net cash provided by financing activities

525,000

335,000

Net Change in Cash

(47,119)

(49,292)

Cash - Beginning of the period

86,517

89,393

Cash - end of the period

$

39,398

$

40,101

Supplemental Disclosure of Non-cash Financing Activities:

Remeasurement of shares subject to possible redemption

$

267,064

$

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

6

BITE ACQUISITION CORP.

Notes to Unaudited Condensed Financial Statements

Note 1 - Organization, Business Operations and Going Concern

Bite Acquisition Corp. (the “Company”) is a blank check company incorporated as a Delaware corporation on September 29, 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 (a “business combination”). The Company has not selected any specific business combination target and the Company has not, nor has anyone on its behalf, initiated any substantive discussions, directly or indirectly, with any business combination target with respect to the business combination.

The Company has selected December 31 as its fiscal year end.

As of March 31, 2023, the Company had not commenced any operations. All activity for the period from September 29, 2020 (inception) through March 31, 2023 relates to the Company's formation and the initial public offering (“IPO”) and, subsequent to the IPO, identifying a target company for a business combination, which is described below. The Company will not generate any operating revenues until after the completion of its initial business combination, at the earliest. The Company will generate non-operating income in the form of interest income on cash and cash equivalents from the proceeds derived from the IPO.

On December 15, 2022, the Company’s stockholders approved, among other proposals, an amendment to the amended and restated certificate of incorporation (the “Extension Amendment”). The Extension Amendment extends the date by which the Company must consummate its initial business combination (the “Extension”) from February 17, 2023 to August 17, 2023 or such earlier date as determined by its board of directors (the “Board”), provided that Smart Dine, LLC (the “Sponsor”) (or its affiliates or permitted designees) will deposit into the Trust Account an amount determined by multiplying $0.05 by the number of public shares then outstanding, up to a maximum of $150,000 for each such one-month extension until August 17, 2023, unless the closing of the Company’s initial business combination shall have occurred, and permit holders of public shares to redeem their shares for their pro rata portion of the Trust Account. For the three months ended March 31, 2023, the Sponsor deposited $299,882 into the Trust Account pursuant to the Extension Amendment.

In connection with the stockholder vote to approve the Extension Amendment, the holders of 17,001,185 shares of Common Stock properly exercised their right to redeem their shares for cash for an aggregate redemption amount of approximately $171.7 million, leaving approximately $30.3 million in the Trust Account.

Financing

The registration statement for the Company’s IPO was declared effective on February 11, 2021 (the “Effective Date”). On February 17, 2021, the Company consummated the IPO of 17,500,000 units (the “Units” and, with respect to the shares of common stock included in the Units being offered, the “Public Shares”), at $10.00 per Unit, generating gross proceeds of $175,000,000, which is discussed in Note 2.

Simultaneously with the closing of the IPO the Company consummated the private placement (the “Private Placement”) of an aggregate of 500,000 units (the “Private Units”) at a price of $10.00 per Private Unit, to the Sponsor and EarlyBirdCapital, Inc., generating total gross proceeds of $5,000,000.

Transaction costs of the IPO amounted to $4,611,738 consisting of $3,500,000 of underwriting discount and $611,738 of other cash offering costs. In addition, on February 17, 2021, $1,159,210 of cash was held outside of the Trust Account (as defined below) and was available for working capital purposes.

On February 25, 2021, the underwriters exercised the over-allotment option in part and purchased an additional 2,500,000 Units, generating an aggregate of gross proceeds of $25,000,000 and incurred $500,000 in cash underwriting fees.

7

Trust Account

Following the closing of the IPO, on February 17, 2021, $175,000,000 ($10.00 per Unit) from the net proceeds of the sale of the Units in the IPO and the sale of the Private Units was held in a Trust Account (“Trust Account”), and may only be invested in U.S. “government securities” within the meaning of Section 2(a)(16) of the Investment Company Act having a maturity of 185 days or less or in money market funds meeting certain conditions of Rule 2a-7 promulgated under the Investment Company Act which invest only in direct U.S. government treasury obligations. On February 25, 2021, the underwriters exercised the over-allotment option in part and purchased an additional 2,500,000 Units, generating an aggregate of gross proceeds of $25,000,000. Upon closing of the IPO, the Private Placement, and the sale of the Units, in connection with the underwriters’ partial exercise of their over-allotment, a total of $200,000,000 ($10.00 per Unit) was placed in a U.S.-based trust account, with Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company acting as trustee. Except with respect to interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account that may be released to the Company to pay its tax obligations, the proceeds from the IPO and the sale of the Private Units will not be released from the Trust Account until the earliest to occur of the completion of the Company’s initial business combination or the redemption of the Company’s public shares if the Company is unable to complete the initial business combination on or before the Extended Date. During the year ended December 31, 2022, the Company withdrew $401,104 from the Trust Account for the payment of tax obligations. There were no withdrawals from the Trust Account for the three months ended March 31, 2023. Pursuant to the Extension Amendment, the Sponsor deposited $299,882 into the Trust Account during the three months ended March 31, 2023.

On December 15, 2022, the Company had a partial liquidation of funds in the trust account.  Withdrawals due to the partial liquidation were $171,744,610.  The remaining proceeds deposited in the Trust Account could become subject to the claims of the Company’s creditors which would have higher priority than the claims of the Company’s public stockholders.

Initial Business Combination

The Company will provide its public stockholders with the opportunity to redeem all or a portion of their shares of common stock upon the completion of the initial business combination either (i) in connection with a stockholder meeting called to approve the initial business combination or (ii) by means of a tender offer. The decision as to whether the Company will seek stockholder approval of a proposed initial business combination or conduct a tender offer will be made by the Company, solely in its discretion. The stockholders will be entitled to redeem their shares for a pro rata share of the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account (initially approximately $10.00 per share, plus any pro rata interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account and not previously released to the Company to pay its tax obligations).

The shares of common stock subject to redemption are recorded at a redemption value and classified as temporary equity upon the completion of the IPO, in accordance with Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 480 “Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity.” In such case, 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 issued and outstanding shares voted are voted in favor of the business combination.

The Company will have until the Extended Date to consummate a business combination (the “Combination Period”). However, if the Company is unable to complete a business combination within the Combination Period, the Company will cease all operations except for the purpose of winding up, redeem 100% of the public shares, at a per-share price, payable in cash, equal to the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account including interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account and not previously released to the Company to pay its taxes, divided by the number of then outstanding public shares, subject to applicable law and as further described in registration statement, and then seek to dissolve and liquidate.

The Sponsor, initial stockholders, officers and directors have agreed to (i) waive their redemption rights with respect to their founder shares, any private shares and any public shares held by them in connection with the completion of the initial business combination, (ii) waive their redemption rights with respect to their founder shares, any private shares and public shares in connection with a stockholder vote to approve an amendment to the Company’s amended and restated certificate of incorporation, and (iii) waive their rights to liquidating distributions from the Trust Account with respect to their founder shares and private shares if the Company fails to complete the initial business combination within the Combination Period.

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The Company’s Sponsor has agreed that it will be liable to the Company if and to the extent any claims by a third party 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 or business combination agreement, reduce the amount of funds in the Trust Account to below the lesser of (i) $10.00 per public share and (ii) the actual amount per public share held in the Trust Account as of the date of the liquidation of the Trust Account, if less than $10.00 per share due to reductions in the value of the trust assets, less taxes payable, provided that such liability will not apply to any claims by a third party or prospective target business who executed a waiver of any and all rights to the monies held in the trust account (whether or not such waiver is enforceable) nor will it apply to any claims under the Company’s indemnity of the underwriters of the IPO against certain liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act. However, the Company has not asked its Sponsor to reserve for such indemnification obligations, nor has the Company independently verified whether its Sponsor has sufficient funds to satisfy its indemnity obligations and believe that the Company’s Sponsor’s only assets are securities of the Company. Therefore, the Company believes it is unlikely that its Sponsor would be able to satisfy those obligations.

Liquidity, Capital Resources and Going Concern

As of March 31, 2023, the Company had $39,398 in its operating bank account and working capital deficit, excluding tax accruals, of $1,655,056.

Subsequent to the consummation of the IPO and Private Placement, the Company’s liquidity needs have been satisfied through the proceeds from the consummation of the Private Placement not held in the Trust Account. As such, the Company fully paid certain outstanding offering costs and the then outstanding amounts under a promissory note to the Sponsor. The Sponsor will provide all necessary financial support through Working Capital Loans, equity financing, or a combination thereof, to enable the Company to meet its financial obligations as they become due through twelve months from the date the financial statements are issued. Up to $1,500,000 of such Working Capital Loans may be convertible into Units at a price of $10.00 per Unit at the option of the lender. The agreement with the Sponsor will be available to the Company until the earlier of the consummation by the Company of an initial business combination or the Company’s liquidation on August 17, 2023. If the Company does not complete a business combination, the Working Capital Loans will be forgiven. As of March 31, 2023, the Company received advances of $1,100,000 under the Working Capital Loan which was memorialized through a convertible promissory note (see Note 5).

Additionally, the Company has engaged EarlyBirdCapital as an advisor in connection with its business combination to assist it in holding meetings with its stockholders to discuss the potential business combination and the target business’ attributes, introduce the Company to potential investors that are interested in purchasing securities in connection with the initial business combination, assist it in obtaining stockholder approval for the business combination and assist with press releases and public filings in connection with the business combination (see Note 6).

Based on the foregoing, management believes that the Company will have sufficient borrowing capacity from the Sponsor to meet its needs through the earlier of the consummation of a business combination or liquidation date. Over this time period, the Company will be using these funds for paying existing accounts payable, identifying and evaluating prospective initial business combination candidates, performing due diligence on prospective target businesses, paying for travel expenditures, selecting the target business to merge with or acquire, and structuring, negotiating and consummating the business combination.

However, the Company is within 12 months of its mandatory liquidation as of the time of filing this quarterly report on Form 10-Q. In connection with the Company’s assessment of going concern considerations in accordance with Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2014-15, “Disclosures of Uncertainties about an Entity’s Ability to Continue as a Going Concern,” the mandatory liquidation raises substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern until the earlier of the consummation of the Business Combination or August 17, 2023, the date the Company is required to liquidate.

Risks and Uncertainties

In February 2022, the Russian Federation and Belarus commenced a military action with the country of Ukraine. As a result of this action, various nations, including the United States, have instituted economic sanctions against the Russian Federation and Belarus. Further, the impact of this action and related sanctions on the world economy are not determinable as of the date of these financial statements and the specific impact on the Company’s financial condition, results of operations, and cash flows is also not determinable as of the date of this Quarterly Report.

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On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization (“WHO”) announced a global health emergency because of a new strain of coronavirus (the “COVID-19 outbreak”). In March 2020, the WHO classified the COVID-19 outbreak as a pandemic, based on the rapid increase in exposure globally. The full impact of the COVID-19 outbreak continues to evolve. The impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on the Company’s financial position will depend on future developments, including the duration and spread of the outbreak and related advisories and restrictions. These developments and the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on the financial markets and the overall economy are highly uncertain and cannot be predicted. If the financial markets and/or the overall economy are impacted for an extended period, the Company’s financial position may be materially adversely affected. Additionally, the Company’s ability to complete an initial business combination may be materially adversely affected due to significant governmental measures being implemented to contain the COVID-19 outbreak or treat its impact, including travel restrictions, the shutdown of businesses and quarantines, among others, which may limit the Company’s ability to have meetings with potential investors or affect the ability of a potential target company’s personnel, vendors and service providers to negotiate and consummate an initial business combination in a timely manner. The Company’s ability to consummate an initial business combination may also be dependent on the ability to raise additional equity and debt financing, which may be impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak and the resulting market downturn. The financial statement does not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty.

Emerging Growth Company Status

The Company is an “emerging growth company,” as defined in Section 2(a) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), as modified by the Jumpstart our Business Startups Act of 2012, (the “JOBS Act”), and it may take advantage of certain exemptions from various reporting requirements that are applicable to other public companies that are not emerging growth companies including, but not limited to, not being required to comply with the auditor attestation requirements of Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, reduced disclosure obligations regarding executive compensation in its periodic reports and proxy statements, and exemptions from the requirements of holding a nonbinding advisory vote on executive compensation and stockholder approval of any golden parachute payments not previously approved.

Further, Section 102(b)(1) of the JOBS Act exempts emerging growth companies from being required to comply with new or revised financial accounting standards until private companies (that is, those that have not had a Securities Act registration statement declared effective or do not have a class of securities registered under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended) are required to comply with the new or revised financial accounting standards. The JOBS Act provides that a company can elect to opt out of the extended transition period and comply with the requirements that apply to non-emerging growth companies but any such election to opt out is irrevocable. The Company has elected not to opt out of such extended transition period which means that when a standard is issued or revised and it has different application dates for public or private companies, the Company, as an emerging growth company, can adopt the new or revised standard at the time private companies adopt the new or revised standard. This may make comparison of the Company’s financial statements with another public company which is neither an emerging growth company nor an emerging growth company which has opted out of using the extended transition period difficult or impossible because of the potential differences in accounting standards used.

Note 2 - 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.

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

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Use of Estimates

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with US GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

Cash Held in Trust Account

At March 31, 2023, the assets held in the Trust Account were held in cash. On December 15, 2022, the Company had a partial liquidation and approximately $171.7 million was withdrawn and paid to investors. At March 31, 2023, the Company had approximately $30.6 million in cash held in the Trust Account.  For the three months ended March 31, 2023, the Sponsor deposited $299,882 into the Trust Account pursuant to the Extension Amendment.

Common Stock Subject to Possible Redemption

The Company accounts for its common stock subject to possible redemption in accordance with the guidance in Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 480 “Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity.” Common stock subject to mandatory redemption (if any) is classified as a liability instrument and is measured at fair value. Conditionally redeemable common stock (including common stock that feature 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 common stock feature certain redemption rights that is considered to be outside of the Company’s control and subject to the occurrence of uncertain future events. Accordingly, common stock subject to possible redemption is presented at redemption value as temporary equity, outside of the stockholders’ equity section of the Company’s balance sheet.

The common stock subject to possible redemption reflected on the balance sheet is reconciled as follows:

Common stock subject to possible redemption at December 31, 2021

$

200,000,000

Less: Redemption of shares

(171,744,610)

Plus: Remeasurement of shares subject to possible redemption

 

1,611,532

Common stock subject to possible redemption at December 31, 2022

29,866,922

Plus: Remeasurement to shares subject to possible redemption

267,064

Common stock subject to possible redemption at March 31, 2023

$

30,133,986

Offering Costs associated with the Initial Public Offering

The Company complies with the requirements of the ASC 340-10-S99-1 and SEC Staff Accounting Bulletin (“SAB”) Topic 5A - “Expenses of Offering”. Offering costs consist principally of professional and registration fees incurred through the balance sheet date that are related to the IPO and were charged to stockholders’ equity upon the completion of the IPO.

Accordingly, as of March 31, 2023, cash offering costs in the aggregate of $4,611,738 have been charged to stockholders’ equity (consisting of $4,000,000 of underwriting discount and $611,738 of other cash offering costs). The Company also issued 90,000 representative shares in connection with the offering (see Note 5).

Fair Value Measurements

The fair value of the Company’s assets and liabilities approximates the carrying amounts represented in the accompanying balance sheet, primarily due to their short-term nature.

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Fair value is defined as the price that would be received for sale of an asset or paid for transfer of a liability, in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. GAAP establishes a three-tier fair value hierarchy, which prioritizes the inputs used in measuring fair value. The hierarchy gives the highest priority to unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities (Level 1 measurements) and the lowest priority to unobservable inputs (Level 3 measurements). These tiers include:

Level 1, defined as observable inputs such as quoted prices (unadjusted) for identical instruments in active markets;
Level 2, defined as inputs other than quoted prices in active markets that are either directly or indirectly observable such as quoted prices for similar instruments in active markets or quoted prices for identical or similar instruments in markets that are not active; and
Level 3, defined as unobservable inputs in which little or no market data exists, therefore requiring an entity to develop its own assumptions, such as valuations derived from valuation techniques in which one or more significant inputs or significant value drivers are unobservable.

In some circumstances, the inputs used to measure fair value might be categorized within different levels of the fair value hierarchy. In those instances, the fair value measurement is categorized in its entirety in the fair value hierarchy based on the lowest level input that is significant to the fair value measurement.

Convertible promissory note

The Company has elected the fair value option to account for its non-interest bearing promissory note to the Sponsor with a principal value not to exceed $2,000,000 (“Convertible Note”) which is fully described in Note 5. As a result of applying the fair value option, the Convertible Note is recorded at its initial fair value at issuance, and at each balance sheet date thereafter. Subsequent changes in fair value are recorded as change in the fair value of convertible promissory note on the statement of operations. The fair value is based on prices or valuation techniques that require inputs that are both unobservable and significant to the overall fair value measurement. These inputs reflect management’s and, if applicable, an independent third-party valuation firm’s own assumption about the assumptions a market participant would use in pricing the asset or liability.

Derivative warrant liabilities

The Company does not use derivative instruments to hedge exposures to cash flow, market, or foreign currency risks. The Company evaluates all of its financial instruments, including issued stock purchase warrants, to determine if such instruments are derivatives or contain features that qualify as embedded derivatives, pursuant to ASC 480 and ASC 815-15. The classification of derivative instruments, including whether such instruments should be recorded as liabilities or as equity, is re-assessed at the end of each reporting period.

The Company accounts for its 275,000 common stock warrants issued in connection with its Private Placement as derivative warrant liabilities in accordance with ASC 815-40. Accordingly, the Company recognizes the warrant instruments as liabilities at fair value and adjusts the instruments to fair value at each reporting period. The liabilities are subject to re-measurement at each balance sheet date until exercised, and any change in fair value is recognized in the Company’s statement of operations. The fair value of warrants issued by the Company in connection with the Private Placement has been estimated using Monte-Carlo simulations at each measurement date.

Net loss per common share

Net loss per common stock is computed by dividing net loss by the weighted average number of common stock outstanding for each of the periods. The calculation of diluted loss per common stock does not consider the effect of the warrants issued in connection with the (i) IPO, (ii) exercise of over-allotment and (iii) Private Placement since the exercise of the warrants are contingent upon the occurrence of future events and the inclusion of such warrants would be anti-dilutive. The warrants are exercisable to purchase 10,275,000 shares of common stock in the aggregate.

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The Company’s statements of operations include a presentation of loss per share for Common Stock subject to possible redemption in a manner similar to the two-class method of loss per common stock. Net loss per common stock, basic and diluted, for redeemable Common Stock is calculated by dividing its proportional amount of net loss, by the weighted average number of redeemable Common Stock outstanding since original issuance. Net loss per common stock, basic and diluted, for non-redeemable and Common Stock is calculated by dividing the net loss, adjusted for income attributable to redeemable Common Stock, by the weighted average number of non-redeemable and Common Stock outstanding for the periods. Non-redeemable Common Stock include the Founder Shares as these common stocks do not have any redemption features and do not participate in the income earned on the Trust Account.

Three Months Ended

March 31, 

    

2023

    

2022

Common stock subject to possible redemption

Numerator: Net loss allocable to common stock subject to possible redemption

$

(259,696)

$

(181,562)

Denominator: Weighted average redeemable common stock

Redeemable common stock, basic and diluted

2,998,815

20,000,000

Basic and diluted net loss per share, redeemable common stock

$

(0.09)

$

(0.01)

Non-Redeemable Common Stock

Numerator: Net loss minus redeemable net earnings

Net loss

$

(748,117)

$

(232,763)

Less: redeemable net loss

259,696

181,562

Non-redeemable net loss

$

(488,421)

$

(51,201)

Denominator: Weighted average non-redeemable common stock

Basic and diluted weighted average shares outstanding, common stock

5,640,000

5,640,000

Basic and diluted net loss per share, common stock

$

(0.09)

$

(0.01)

Income Taxes

The Company accounts for income taxes under ASC 740 Income Taxes (“ASC 740”). ASC 740 requires the recognition of deferred tax assets and liabilities for both the expected impact of differences between the financial statement 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.

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.

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 March 31, 2023 and 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’s general and administrative costs are generally considered start-up costs and are not currently deductible. Our effective tax rate was (6.4)% and 0.0% for the three months ended March 31, 2023 and 2022.

The Company has identified the United States as its only “major” tax jurisdiction.

The Company may be subject to potential examination by federal and state taxing authorities in the areas of income taxes. These potential 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.

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Inflation Reduction Act of 2022

On August 16, 2022, the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (the “IR Act”) was signed into federal law. The IR Act provides for, among other things, a new U.S. federal 1% excise tax on certain repurchases of stock by publicly traded U.S. domestic corporations and certain U.S. domestic subsidiaries of publicly traded foreign corporations occurring on or after January 1, 2023. The excise tax is imposed on the repurchasing corporation itself, not its shareholders from which shares are repurchased. The amount of the excise tax is generally 1% of the fair market value of the shares repurchased at the time of the repurchase. However, for purposes of calculating the excise tax, repurchasing corporations are permitted to net the fair market value of certain new stock issuances against the fair market value of stock repurchases during the same taxable year. In addition, certain exceptions apply to the excise tax. The U.S. Department of the Treasury (the “Treasury”) has been given authority to provide regulations and other guidance to carry out and prevent the abuse or avoidance of the excise tax.

Any redemption or other repurchase that occurs after December 31, 2022, in connection with a Business Combination, extension vote or otherwise, may be subject to the excise tax. Whether and to what extent the Company would be subject to the excise tax in connection with a Business Combination, extension vote or otherwise would depend on a number of factors, including (i) the fair market value of the redemptions and repurchases in connection with the Business Combination, extension or otherwise, (ii) the structure of a Business Combination, (iii) the nature and amount of any “PIPE” or other equity issuances in connection with a Business Combination (or otherwise issued not in connection with a Business Combination but issued within the same taxable year of a Business Combination) and (iv) the content of regulations and other guidance from the Treasury. In addition, because the excise tax would be payable by the Company and not by the redeeming holder, the mechanics of any required payment of the excise tax have not been determined. The foregoing could cause a reduction in the cash available on hand to complete a Business Combination and in the Company’s ability to complete a Business Combination.

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

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

Risks and Uncertainties

Management is currently evaluating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the industry and has concluded that while it is reasonably possible that the virus could have a negative effect on the Company’s financial position, results of its operations and/or search for a target company, the specific impact is not readily determinable as of the date of these financial statements. The financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty.

Note 3 — Initial Public Offering

On February 17, 2021, the Company sold 17,500,000 Units pursuant the IPO, at a purchase price of $10.00 per Unit. Each Unit consists of one share of common stock and one-half of one warrant to purchase one share of common stock (“Public Warrant”).

On February 25, 2021, the underwriters exercised the over-allotment option in part and purchased an additional 2,500,000 Units, generating an aggregate of gross proceeds of $25,000,000 and incurred $500,000 in cash underwriting fees.

Each whole Public Warrant entitles the holder to purchase one share of common stock at a price of $11.50 per share, subject to adjustment. Each warrant will become exercisable 30 days after the completion of the initial business combination and will expire five years after the completion of the initial business combination, or earlier upon redemption or liquidation.

Public Warrants

The Company has outstanding warrants to purchase an aggregate of 10,000,000 shares of the Company’s common stock issued in connection with the Initial Public Offering and the Private Placement (including warrants issued in connection with the underwriters’ partial exercise of their over-allotment option).

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Each whole warrant entitles the holder to purchase one share of the Company’s common stock at a price of $11.50 per share, subject to adjustment as discussed herein. In addition, if (x) the Company issues additional shares of common stock or equity-linked securities for capital raising purposes in connection with the closing of its initial business combination at an issue price or effective issue price of less than $9.20 per share of common stock (with such issue price or effective issue price to be determined in good faith by the Company’s board of directors and, in the case of any such issuance to the Company’s sponsor or its affiliates, without taking into account any founder shares held by the Company’s sponsor or its affiliates, as applicable, prior to such issuance) (the “Newly Issued Price”), (y) the aggregate gross proceeds from such issuances represent more than 60% of the total equity proceeds, and interest thereon, available for the funding of the initial business combination on the date of the consummation of the initial business combination (net of redemptions), and (z) the volume weighted average trading price of our common stock during the 20 trading day period starting on the trading day prior to the day on which the Company consummates the initial business combination (such price, the “Market Value”) is below $9.20 per share, the exercise price of the warrants will be adjusted (to the nearest cent) to be equal to 115% of the higher of the Market Value and the Newly Issued Price, and the $18.00 per share redemption trigger price described below under “Redemption of Warrants” will be adjusted (to the nearest cent) to be equal to 180% of the higher of the Market Value and the Newly Issued Price.

The warrants will become exercisable 30 days after the completion of its initial business combination and will expire five years after the completion of the Company’s initial business combination, at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, or earlier upon redemption or liquidation.

The Company will not be obligated to deliver any shares of common stock pursuant to the exercise of a warrant and will have no obligation to settle such warrant exercise unless a registration statement under the Securities Act with respect to the shares of common stock underlying the warrants is then effective and a prospectus relating thereto is current. No warrant will be exercisable and the Company will not be obligated to issue shares of common stock upon exercise of a warrant unless common stock issuable upon such warrant exercise has been registered, qualified or deemed to be exempt under the securities laws of the state of residence of the registered holder of the warrants. In no event will the Company be required to net cash settle any warrant. In the event that a registration statement is not effective for the exercised warrants, the purchaser of a unit containing such warrant will have paid the full purchase price for the unit solely for the share of common stock underlying such unit.

Once the warrants become exercisable, the Company may call the warrants for redemption:

in whole and not in part;
at a price of $0.01 per warrant;
upon not less than 30 days’ prior written notice of redemption given after the warrants become exercisable (the “30-day redemption period”) to each warrant holder; and
if, and only if, the reported last sale price of the common stock equals or exceeds $18.00 per share (as adjusted for stock splits, stock dividends, reorganizations, recapitalizations and the like) for any 20 trading days within a 30-trading day period commencing once the warrants become exercisable and ending three business days before we send the notice of redemption to the warrant-holders.

If the Company calls the warrants for redemption as described above, the management will have the option to require any holders that wishes to exercise its warrant to do so on a “cashless basis.” If the management takes advantage of this option, all holders of warrants would pay the exercise price by surrendering their warrants for that number of shares of common stock equal to the quotient obtained by dividing (x) the product of the number of shares of common stock underlying the warrants, multiplied by the difference between the exercise price of the warrants and the “fair market value” (defined below) by (y) the fair market value. The “fair market value” shall mean the average reported last sale price of the common stock for the 10 trading days ending on the third trading day prior to the date on which the notice of redemption is sent to the holders of warrants.

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Note 4 - Private Placement

Simultaneously with the closing of the IPO, the Sponsor and EarlyBirdCapital, Inc. (“EarlyBirdCapital”), the underwriters of the IPO, purchased an aggregate of 500,000 Private Units at a price of $10.00 per Private Unit, for an aggregate purchase price of $5,000,000. Each private unit consists of one share of common stock and one-half of one warrant (for a total outstanding 275,000 private warrants). Among the Private Units, 470,000 Units were purchased by the Sponsor and 30,000 Units were purchased by EarlyBirdCapital.

On February 25, 2021, simultaneously with the closing of the over-allotment the Company consummated the private placement (the “Private Placement”) of an aggregate of 50,000 units (the “Private Units”) at a price of $10.00 per Private Unit, to the Sponsor and EarlyBirdCapital, generating total gross proceeds of $500,000.

Each Private Unit will be identical to the Units sold in the IPO, except as described below. There will be no redemption rights or liquidating distributions from the Trust Account with respect to the private shares or private warrants, which will expire worthless if the Company does not consummate a business combination within the Combination Period. The Sponsor has agreed to waive redemption rights with respect to the private shares (i) in connection with the consummation of a business combination, (ii) in connection with a stockholder vote to amend its amended and restated certificate of incorporation to modify the Company’s obligations with respect to conversion rights as described in this prospectus or with respect to any other provision relating to stockholders’ rights or pre-initial business combination activity and (iii) if the Company fails to consummate a business combination within Combination Period or if the Company liquidates prior to the expiration of the Combination Period. However, the initial stockholders will be entitled to redemption rights with respect to any public shares held by them if the Company fails to consummate a business combination or liquidate within the Combination Period.

Note 5 - Related Party Transactions

Founder Shares

On October 30, 2020, the Sponsor purchased 4,312,500 shares of common stock for an aggregate purchase price of $25,000, or approximately $0.0058 per share. On February 11, 2021, as part of an upsizing of the IPO, the Company effected a stock dividend of 718,750 shares with respect to the common stock, resulting in the initial stockholders holding 5,031,250 shares of common stock. All shares and associated amounts have been retroactively restated to reflect the stock dividend. Up to 656,250 Founder Shares were subject to forfeiture by the Sponsor depending on the extent to which the underwriters’ over-allotment option was exercised. On February 25, 2021, the underwriters exercised the over-allotment option in part, of the 656,250 Founder Shares subject to forfeiture, 31,250 Founder Shares were forfeited and 625,000 Founder Shares are no longer subject to forfeiture.

The Sponsor has agreed not to transfer, assign or sell their founder shares until the earlier of (i) one year after the date of the consummation of the initial business combination or (ii) the date on which the closing price of the Company’s shares of common stock equals or exceeds $12.50 per share (as adjusted for stock splits, stock dividends, reorganizations, recapitalizations and the like) for any 20 trading days within any 30-trading day period commencing after the initial business combination, or earlier, in either case, if, subsequent to the initial business combination, the Company consummates a subsequent liquidation, merger, capital stock exchange or other similar transaction which results in all of its stockholders having the right to exchange their shares of common stock for cash, securities or other property.

Due to Related Party

As of March 31, 2023 and December 31, 2022, the amount due to related party is $257,857 and $227,857 which represents the aggregate accruals of administrative service fee from the three months ended March 31, 2023 and the year ended December 31, 2022, respectively.

Related Party Loans

In order to finance transaction costs in connection with an intended initial business combination, the Sponsor or an affiliate of the Sponsor or certain of the Company’s officers and directors may, but are not obligated to, provide non-interest-bearing loans to the Company as may be required (“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. In the event that a business combination does not close, the Company

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may use a portion of the working capital held outside the Trust Account to repay the Working Capital Loans but no proceeds from the Trust Account would be used to repay the Working Capital Loans. Up to $1,500,000 of such Working Capital Loans may be convertible into Units at a price of $10.00 per Unit at the option of the lender. The Units would be identical to the Private Units.

Convertible Promissory Note On February 20, 2022, the Company issued the Convertible Note, through which the Sponsor may make advances to the Company under the Convertible Note up to an aggregate of $350,000. On June 21, 2022, the Convertible Note was amended to increase the maximum principal value to $700,000. On March 23, 2023, the Convertible Note was amended to increase the maximum principal value to $2,000,000.

The principal balance may be prepaid at any time but matures on the date at which the Company consummates its initial business combination. Upon the consummation of its initial business combination, the Sponsor may elect to covert all or a portion of the outstanding principal to a number of units equal to the outstanding balance at conversion divided by $10.00, rounded up to the nearest whole number (“Working Capital Units”). The Working Capital Units have the same terms as the Private Placement. As of March 31, 2023, the Company had outstanding advances of $1,100,000 under the Convertible Note.

The Company has elected the fair value option to account for the Convertible Note. The Convertible Note was initially recognized at fair value. Subsequent changes in fair value are recognized as “Changes in the fair value of convertible note” in the statements of operations. The fair value is based on prices or valuation techniques that require inputs that are both unobservable and significant to the overall fair value measurement (see Note 7).

Administrative Service Fee

Commencing on February 16, 2021, the Company has agreed to pay an affiliate of the Sponsor, a total of $10,000 per month for office space, utilities and secretarial and administrative support. Upon completion of the Company’s business combination or its liquidation, the Company will cease paying these monthly fees.

As of March 31, 2023 and December 31, 2022, the Company accrued $257,857 and $227,857, respectively, for the administrative service fee.

Note 6 - Commitments and Contingencies

Registration Rights

The holders of the founder shares, Private Units, and Units that may be issued upon conversion of Working Capital Loans will have registration rights to require the Company to register a sale of any of its securities held by them pursuant to a registration rights agreement. These holders are entitled to make up to two demands, excluding short form registration demands, that the Company registers such securities for sale under the Securities Act. In addition, these holders will have “piggy-back” registration rights to include their securities in other registration statements filed by the Company.

Underwriters Agreement

The underwriters had a 45-day option from the date of the prospectus to purchase up to an additional 2,625,000 Units to cover over-allotments, if any. The underwriters were entitled to a cash underwriting discount of two percent (2.0%) of the gross proceeds of the IPO, or $3,500,000.

On February 25, 2021, the underwriters exercised the over-allotment option in part and purchased an additional 2,500,000 Units, generating an aggregate of gross proceeds of $25,000,000 and incurred $500,000 in cash underwriting fees.

Business Combination Marketing Agreement

Additionally, the Company has engaged EarlyBirdCapital as an advisor in connection with our business combination to assist us in holding meetings with our stockholders to discuss the potential business combination and the target business’ attributes, introduce us to potential investors that are interested in purchasing our securities in connection with our initial business combination, assist us in obtaining stockholder approval for the business combination and assist us with our press releases and public filings in connection with

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the business combination. The Company will pay EarlyBirdCapital a cash fee for such services upon the consummation of our initial business combination in an amount up to 3.5% of the gross proceeds of this offering (exclusive of any applicable finders’ fees which might become payable).

Representative Shares

On February 17, 2021, the Company issued to designees of EarlyBirdCapital 90,000 shares of common stock (the “representative shares”). The Company estimated the fair value of the stock to be $859,500 and was treated as underwriters’ compensation and charged directly to stockholders’ equity.

The holders of the representative shares have agreed not to transfer, assign or sell any such shares without the Company’s prior consent until the completion of the initial business combination. In addition, the holders of the representative shares have agreed (i) to waive their redemption rights (or right to participate in any tender offer) with respect to such shares in connection with the completion of the initial business combination and (ii) to waive their rights to liquidating distributions from the Trust Account with respect to such shares if the Company fails to complete the initial business combination within the Combination Period. Furthermore, the Company may, in its sole discretion, force the forfeiture of 20,000 of the representative shares upon the consummation of the initial business combination.

Note 7 — Fair Value Measurements

The following tables present information about the Company’s assets that are measured on a recurring basis as of March 31, 2023 and December 31, 2022 and indicates the fair value hierarchy of the valuation techniques that the Company utilized to determine such fair value.

March 31, 2023

    

Quoted Prices in

    

Significant Other

Significant Other

Active Markets

Observable Inputs

Unobservable Inputs

Description

(Level 1)

    

(Level 2)

    

(Level 3)

Assets

Cash held in Trust Account

 

$

30,596,953

 

$

$

Liabilities

Warrant liabilities

$

$

$

24,750

Convertible promissory note

$

$

$

642,041

December 31, 2022

    

Quoted Prices in

    

Significant Other

    

Significant Other

Active Markets

Observable Inputs

Unobservable Inputs

Description

(Level 1)

(Level 2)

(Level 3)

Assets

Investments held in Trust Account

$

30,293,789

$

$

Liabilities

Warrant liabilities

$

$

$

16,500

Convertible promissory note

$

$

$

332,553

Investment Held in Trust Account

At both March 31, 2023 and December 31, 2022, approximately $30.6 million and $30.3 million, respectively, of the balance in the Trust Account was held in cash. At March 31, 2023 and December 31, 2022, the Company has $36,100 and $426,867 in franchise taxes payable and income taxes payable, respectively, that will be eligible for payment out of proceeds from the Trust Account.

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Warrant Liability

The accounting treatment of derivative financial instruments requires that the Company record a derivative liability upon the closing of IPO. Accordingly, the Company has classified each Private Warrant as a liability at its fair value determined by the Monte Carlo simulation model. This liability is subject to re-measurement at each balance sheet date. With each such re-measurement, the warrant liability will be adjusted to fair value, with the change in fair value recognized in the Company’s statement of operations. The Company will reassess the classification at each balance sheet date. If the classification changes as a result of events during the period, the warrants will be reclassified as of the date of the event that causes the reclassification.

The change in fair value of the private warrant liabilities is summarized as follows:

Private warrant liabilities at December 31 2021

    

$

145,750

Change in fair value of private warrant liabilities

 

(129,250)

Private warrant liabilities at December 31, 2022

16,500

Change in fair value of private warrant liabilities

8,250

Private warrant liabilities at March 31, 2023

$

24,750

The estimated fair value of the private warrant liability is determined using Level 3 inputs. Inherent in a binomial options pricing model are assumptions related to expected stock-price volatility, expected life, risk-free interest rate and dividend yield. The Company estimates the volatility of its common stock based on historical volatility of select peer companies’ common stock that matches the expected remaining life of the warrants. The risk-free interest rate is based on the U.S. Treasury zero-coupon yield curve on the grant date for a maturity similar to the expected remaining life of the warrants. The expected life of the warrants is assumed to be equivalent to their remaining contractual term. The dividend rate is based on the historical rate, which the Company anticipates will remain at zero.

There were no transfers between Levels 1, 2 or 3 during the three months ended March 31, 2023.

The following table provides quantitative information regarding Level 3 fair value measurements for the private warrant liability as of March 31, 2023 and December 31, 2022:

March 31, 2023

December 31, 2022

Exercise price

    

$

11.50

    

$

11.50

Share price

$

10.22

$

10.07

Volatility

2.4

%

1.2

%

Expected life of the options to convert (in years)

2.8

3.1

Risk-free rate

3.87

%

4.21

%

Dividend yield

%

%

Convertible Note

The following table provides quantitative information regarding Level 3 fair value measurements for the Convertible Note as of March 31, 2023 and December 31, 2022:

    

March 31, 2023

December 31, 2022

 

Conversion price

$

10.00

$

10.00

Share price

$

10.22

$

10.07

Volatility

 

2.4

%

1.2

%

Expected life of the debt to convert (in years)

 

0.04

0.58

Risk-free rate

 

4.68

%

4.70

%

Note 8 – Stockholders’ Deficit

Preferred Stock - The Company is authorized to issue a total of 1,000,000 preferred shares at par value of $0.0001 each. At March 31, 2023, there were no shares of preferred shares issued or outstanding.

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Common Stock - The Company is authorized to issue a total of 100,000,000 shares of common stock at par value of $0.0001 each. As of both March 31, 2023 and December 31, 2022, there were 5,640,000 shares of common stock issued and outstanding, excluding 2,998,815 shares of common stock subject to redemption in both periods.

Note 9 - Subsequent Events

The Company evaluated subsequent events and transactions that occurred after the date of the balance sheet through the date that the financial statements were issued. Based upon this review, the Company did not identify any subsequent events that would have required adjustment or disclosure in the financial statements other than what is listed below.

Business Combination Agreement

On April 29, 2023, the Company, Above Food Corp., a corporation organized under the laws of Saskatchewan, Canada (“Above Food”), 2510169 Alberta Inc., an Alberta corporation (“TopCo”) and a direct, wholly-owned subsidiary of Above Food, and Above Merger Sub, Inc., a Delaware corporation and a direct, wholly-owned subsidiary of TopCo (“Merger Sub”), entered into a business combination agreement (the “Business Combination Agreement”), pursuant to which the Company and Above Food agreed to combine in a business combination that will result in each of the Company and Above Food becoming a wholly-owned subsidiary of TopCo. Upon the closing of the transactions contemplated by the Business Combination Agreement, TopCo’s common shares and warrants are expected to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

On the date of the Closing (the “Closing Date”) and pursuant to a court-approved plan of arrangement, Above Food’s shareholders will effect a share exchange (the “Share Exchange”), pursuant to which, among other things, Above Food’s shareholders will contribute to TopCo all of the issued and outstanding equity of Above Food in exchange for newly issued TopCo common shares, TopCo Class A earnout shares and TopCo Class B earnout shares, and after giving effect to the Share Exchange, Above Food will become a direct, wholly owned subsidiary of TopCo.

Pursuant to the Share Exchange, a number of TopCo common shares equal to $206,000,000 divided by $10.00 shall be issued to holders of Above Food’s shares or allocated to holders of certain of Above Food’s options, restricted share units and warrants for issuance upon exercise thereof. All of Above Food’s options, restricted share units and warrants that are outstanding immediately prior to the Share Exchange shall convert, respectively, into options, restricted share units and warrants exercisable for TopCo Common Shares.

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

References in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q (this “Quarterly Report”) to “we,” “us” or the “Company” refer to Bite Acquisition Corp. References to our “management” or our “management team” refer to our officers and directors, and references to the “Sponsor” refer to Smart Dine, 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, as amended (the “Securities Act”) and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (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 Quarterly Report including, without limitation, statements in this “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” regarding 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. 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 final prospectus for its initial public offering 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 incorporated as a Delaware corporation on September 29, 2020 for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or other similar business combination with one or more businesses. 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.

On December 15, 2022, our stockholders approved, among other proposals, an amendment to our amended and restated certificate of incorporation (the "Extension Amendment"). The Extension Amendment extends the date by which we must consummate our initial business combination (the "Extension") from February 17, 2023 to up to August 17, 2023 or such earlier date as determined by our board of directors (the "Board," such later date, the "Extended Date"), provided that Smart Dine, LLC (the "Sponsor") (or its affiliates or permitted designees) will deposit into the Trust Account an amount determined by multiplying $0.05 by the number of public shares then outstanding, up to a maximum of $150,000 for each such one-month extension until August 17, 2023, unless the closing of our initial business combination shall have occurred (the "Extension Payment"), and permit holders of public shares to redeem their shares for their pro rata portion of the Trust Account. The Extension Payments may be funded through the March Note (as defined below). For the three months ended March 31, 2023, the Sponsor deposited $299,882 into the Trust Account pursuant to the Extension Amendment.

In connection with the stockholder vote to approve the Extension Amendment, the holders of 17,001,185 shares of Common Stock properly exercised their right to redeem their shares for cash for an aggregate redemption amount of approximately $171.7 million, leaving approximately $30.3 million in the Trust Account.

On February 13, 2023, the Company transferred the listing of its common stock, units and warrants from the New York Stock Exchange (the "NYSE") to NYSE American LLC ("NYSE American").

All activity through March 31, 2023 relates to our formation, initial public offering, and search for a prospective initial business combination target.

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On April 29, 2023, we entered into a business combination agreement (the "Business Combination Agreement") with Above Food Corp., a corporation organized under the laws of Saskatchewan, Canada ("Above Food"), 2510169 Alberta Inc., an Alberta Corporation ("TopCo") and a direct, wholly owned Subsidiary of the Company, and Above Merger Sub, Inc., a Delaware corporation and a direct, wholly owned Subsidiary of TopCo ("Merger Sub"). Pursuant to the Business Combination Agreement, the Company and Above Food agreed to combine in a business combination that will result in each of the Company and Above Food becoming a wholly-owned subsidiary of TopCo. Upon the closing of the transactions contemplated by the Business Combination Agreement, TopCo's common shares and warrants are expected to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange. For a more detailed discussion of the Business Combination Agreement, the transactions contemplated therein and related ancillary agreements, see the Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on May 1, 2023, and the Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on May 4, 2023.

Results of Operations

We have neither engaged in any operations nor generated any revenues to date. Our only activities from inception through March 31, 2023 were organizational activities and those necessary to prepare for the initial public offering, described below and after our initial public offering, identify a target company for a business combination. We do not expect to generate any operating revenues until after the completion of our business combination. We expect to generate non-operating income in the form of interest income on marketable securities held after the initial public offering. 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.

The three months ended March 31, 2023 compared to the three months ended March 31, 2022

For the three months ended March 31, 2023 and 2022, we had net losses of $748,117 and $232,763, respectively, a change of $515,354. The year-to-year change was primarily driven by changes related to formation costs. Activity for the three months ended March 31, 2023 related to formation costs was $877,303 compared to $276,410 for the three months ended March 31, 2022, a change of $600,893. We accrued franchise tax expense of $36,100 and $50,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2023 and 2022, respectively, a change of $13,900. This year-to-year change in net loss was also driven by an increase in the change to the fair value of convertible promissory notes of $181,525 and a decrease in income from trust investments of $9,629. The change in the fair value of the warrants was a decrease of $55,000 compared to a decrease of $52,250 for the three months ended March 31, 2023 and 2022, respectively. The provision for income taxes was $45,257 for the three months ended March 31, 2023 with no corresponding provision for the three months ended March 31, 2022.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

As indicated in the accompanying financial statements, at March 31, 2023, we had $39,398 in cash and working capital deficit, excluding tax accruals, of $1,655,056. Further, we have incurred and expect to continue to incur significant costs in pursuit of our financing and acquisition plans. We cannot assure you that our plans to raise capital or to consummate an initial business combination will be successful.

We intend to use substantially all of the funds held in our trust account, including any amounts representing interest earned on the trust account (which interest shall be net of taxes payable) to complete our initial business combination. We may withdraw interest to pay our taxes. Delaware franchise tax is based on our authorized shares or on our assumed par and non-par capital, whichever yields a lower result. Under the authorized shares method, each share is taxed at a graduated rate based on the number of authorized shares with a maximum aggregate tax of $200,000 per year. Under the assumed par value capital method, Delaware taxes each $1,000,000 of assumed par value capital at the rate of $350; where assumed par value would be (1) our total gross assets following the IPO, divided by (2) our total issued shares of common stock following the IPO, multiplied by (3) the number of our authorized shares following the IPO. Based on the number of shares of our common stock authorized and outstanding and our estimated total gross proceeds after the completion of the IPO, our annual franchise tax obligation is expected to be capped at the maximum amount of annual franchise taxes payable by us as a Delaware corporation of $200,000. Our annual income tax obligations will depend on the amount of interest and other income earned on the amounts held in the trust account. We expect the only taxes payable by us out of the funds in the trust account will be income and franchise taxes. We expect the interest earned on the amount in the trust account will be sufficient to pay our taxes. To the extent that our capital stock or debt is used, in whole or in part, as consideration to complete our initial business combination, the remaining proceeds held in the trust account will be used as working capital to finance the operations of the target business or businesses, make other acquisitions and pursue our growth strategies.

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We intend to use these funds primarily to identify and evaluate target businesses, perform business due diligence on prospective target businesses, travel to and from the offices or similar locations of prospective target businesses or their representatives or owners, review corporate documents and material agreements of prospective target businesses, structure, negotiate and complete a business combination, and to pay taxes to the extent the interest earned on the trust account is not sufficient to pay our taxes.

To fund working capital deficiencies or finance transaction costs in connection with a business combination, our Sponsor or an affiliate of our Sponsor or certain of our officers and directors may, but are not obligated to, loan us funds as may be required. If we complete a business combination, we may repay such loaned amounts out of the proceeds of the trust account released to us. 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 $2,000,000 of such loans may be convertible into warrants, at a price of $0.90 per warrant, at the option of the lender.

We do not believe we will need to raise additional funds in order to meet the expenditures required for operating our business. However, if our estimate of the costs of identifying a target business, undertaking in-depth due diligence and negotiating a business combination are less than the actual amount necessary to do so, we may have insufficient funds available to operate our business prior to our business combination. Moreover, we may need to obtain additional financing either to complete our business combination or because we become obligated to redeem a significant number of our public shares upon consummation of our business combination, in which case we may issue additional securities or incur debt in connection with such business combination. Subject to compliance with applicable securities laws, we would only complete such financing simultaneously with the completion of our business combination. If we are unable to complete our business combination because we do not have sufficient funds available to us, we will be forced to cease operations and liquidate the trust account. In addition, following our business combination, if cash on hand is insufficient, we may need to obtain additional financing in order to meet our obligations.

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

We did not have any off-balance sheet arrangements as of March 31, 2023.

Contractual Obligations

We do not have any long-term debt, capital lease obligations, operating lease obligations or long-term liabilities.

Critical Accounting Policies

Common Stock Subject to Possible Redemption

The Company accounts for its common stock subject to possible redemption in accordance with the guidance in Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 480 “Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity.” Common stock subject to mandatory redemption (if any) is classified as a liability instrument and is measured at fair value. Conditionally redeemable common stock (including common stock that feature 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 common stock feature certain redemption rights that is considered to be outside of the Company’s control and subject to the occurrence of uncertain future events. Accordingly, common stock subject to possible redemption is presented at redemption value as temporary equity, outside of the stockholders’ equity section of the Company’s balance sheet.

Derivative warrant liabilities

The Company does not use derivative instruments to hedge exposures to cash flow, market, or foreign currency risks. The Company evaluates all of its financial instruments, including issued stock purchase warrants, to determine if such instruments are derivatives or contain features that qualify as embedded derivatives, pursuant to ASC 480 and ASC 815-15. The classification of derivative instruments, including whether such instruments should be recorded as liabilities or as equity, is re-assessed at the end of each reporting period.

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Convertible promissory note

The Company has elected the fair value option to account for its non-interest-bearing promissory note to the Sponsor with a principal value not to exceed $350,000 (“Convertible Note”). The Convertible Note was subsequently amended to increase the maximum principal value to $700,000, and then to $2,000,000. As a result of applying the fair value option, the Convertible Note is recorded at its initial fair value at issuance, and at each balance sheet date thereafter. Subsequent changes in fair value are recorded as change in the fair value of convertible promissory note on the statement of operations. The fair value is based on prices or valuation techniques that require inputs that are both unobservable and significant to the overall fair value measurement. These inputs reflect management’s and, if applicable, an independent third-party valuation firm’s own assumption about the assumptions a market participant would use in pricing the asset or liability.

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 our condensed financial statements.

Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk.

We are a smaller reporting company as defined by Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act and are not required to provide the information otherwise required under this item.

Item 4. Controls and Procedures.

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

Our management has evaluated, under supervision and with the participation of our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Exchange Act) as of March 31, 2023. Based on the evaluation, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer concluded that for the period ending March 31, 2023, our disclosure controls and procedures were effective. The material weakness that was previously disclosed on the Annual Report related to the classification of redeemable common stock as components of either permanent or temporary equity has been alleviated by implementing new procedures to ensure that we identify and apply applicable accounting guidance to all complex transactions. Management believes that the financial statements included in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q present fairly in all material respects our financial position, results of operations and cash flows for the period presented in conformity with GAAP.

We do not expect that our disclosure controls and procedures will prevent all errors and all instances of fraud. Disclosure controls and procedures, no matter how well conceived and operated, can provide only reasonable, not absolute, assurance that the objectives of the disclosure controls and procedures are met. Further, the design of disclosure controls and procedures must reflect the fact that there are resource constraints, and the benefits must be considered relative to their costs. Because of the inherent limitations in all disclosure controls and procedures, no evaluation of disclosure controls and procedures can provide absolute assurance that we have detected all our control deficiencies and instances of fraud, if any. The design of disclosure controls and procedures also is based partly on certain assumptions about the likelihood of future events, and there can be no assurance that any design will succeed in achieving its stated goals under all potential future conditions.

Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting

There were no changes in our internal control over financial reporting (as such term is defined in Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f) of the Exchange Act) during the most recent fiscal quarter that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

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PART II - OTHER INFORMATION

Item 1. Legal Proceedings.

None.

Item 1A. Risk Factors.

Factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those in this Quarterly Report are any of the risks described in Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2022, filed with the SEC on March 31, 2023 (the “Annual Report”). Any of these factors could result in a significant or material adverse effect on our results of operations or financial condition. Additional risk factors not presently known to us or that we currently deem immaterial may also impair our business or results of operations. As of the date of this Quarterly Report, there have been no material changes to the risk factors disclosed in our Annual Report.

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

On October 30, 2020, we issued 4,312,500 Founder Shares to the Sponsor for an aggregate purchase price of $25,000, or approximately $0.0058 per share, pursuant to the exemption from registration contained in Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act. On February 11, 2021, the Company effected a stock dividend of 718,750 shares, resulting in the initial stockholders holding 5,031,250 shares of common stock. No underwriting discounts or commissions were paid with respect to such issuances. On March 29, 2021, in connection with the underwriters’ partial exercise of their over-allotment option and waiver of the remaining portion of such option, the Sponsor forfeited an aggregate of 31,250 Founder Shares to us at no cost, and 5,000,000 Founder Shares remain outstanding.

On February 17, 2021, we consummated the Initial Public Offering of 17,500,000 Units. Each Unit consists of one share of common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (the “Common Stock”) and one-half of one redeemable warrant (each, a “Warrant”), each whole Warrant entitling the holder thereof to purchase one share of Common Stock at an exercise price of $11.50 per share, subject to adjustment, pursuant to the Company’s registration statements on Form S-1 (File Nos. 333-252406 and 333-253017). The Units were sold at an offering price of $10.00 per Unit, generating gross proceeds of $175,000,000.

On February 24, 2021, the underwriters notified the Company of their exercise of the over-allotment option in part and, on February 25, 2021, the underwriters purchased 2,500,000 additional Units (the “Additional Units”) at $10.00 per Additional Unit upon the closing of the over-allotment option, generating additional gross proceeds of $25,000,000.

As previously reported on a Form 8-K, on February 17, 2021, simultaneously with the consummation of the Initial Public Offering, the Company consummated the private placement (the “Private Placement”) of an aggregate of 500,000 units (“Private Units”) at a price of $10.00 per Private Unit, generating gross proceeds of $5,000,000. On February 25, 2021, simultaneously with the sale of the Additional Units, the Company consummated the sale of an additional 50,000 Private Units at $10.00 per additional Private Unit (the “Additional Private Units”), generating additional gross proceeds of $500,000.

A total of $25,000,000 of the net proceeds from the sale of the Additional Units and the Additional Private Units was deposited in a trust account established for the benefit of the Company’s public stockholders, with Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company acting as trustee, bringing the aggregate proceeds held in the Trust Account to $200,000,000.

On December 15, 2022, our stockholders approved, among other proposals, the Extension Amendment. The Extension Amendment extends the date by which we must consummate our initial business combination from February 17, 2023 to up to August 17, 2023 or such earlier date as determined by the Board, provided that the sponsor (or its affiliates or permitted designees) will deposit into the Trust Account an amount determined by multiplying $0.05 by the number of public shares then outstanding, up to a maximum of $150,000 for each such one-month extension until August 17, 2023, unless the closing of our initial business combination shall have occurred, and permit holders of public shares to redeem their shares for their pro rata portion of the Trust Account.

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In connection with the stockholder vote to approve the Extension Amendment, the holders of 17,001,185 shares of Common Stock properly exercised their right to redeem their shares for cash for an aggregate redemption amount of approximately $171.7 million, leaving approximately $30.3 million in the Trust Account.

For a description of the use of the proceeds generated in the Initial Public Offering, see Part I, Item 2 of this Quarterly Report.

Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities.

None.

Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures.

Not Applicable.

Item 5. Other Information.

None.

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Item 6. Exhibits.

The following exhibits are filed as part of, or incorporated by reference into, this Quarterly Report.

Exhibit No.

    

Description

2.1***

Business Combination Agreement, dated April 29, 2023, by and among Bite Acquisition Corp., 2510169 Alberta Inc., Above Merger Sub, Inc. and Above Food Corp.(4)

3.1

Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of the Company(1)

3.2

Bylaws(2)

3.3(6)

Certificate of Amendment to the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of Bite Acquisition Corp., dated December 19, 2022

10.1

Amended and Restated Promissory Note, dated March 23, 2023(3)

10.2(4)

Shareholder Support Agreement, dated April 29, 2023

10.3(4)

Sponsor Support Agreement, dated April 29, 2023

31.1*

Certification of Principal Executive Officer Pursuant to Securities Exchange Act Rules 13a-14(a) and 15(d)-14(a), as adopted Pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

31.2*

Certification of Principal Financial Officer Pursuant to Securities Exchange Act Rules 13a-14(a) and 15(d)-14(a), as adopted Pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

32.1**

Certification of Principal Executive Officer Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted Pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

32.2**

Certification of Principal Financial Officer Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted Pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

99.1(5)

Joint Press Release, dated May 1, 2023.

99.2(5)

Conference call transcript.

99.3(5)

Investor presentation.

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Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document

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Cover Page Interactive Data File (formatted as inline XBRL and contained in Exhibit 101)

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*

Filed herewith.

**

Furnished herewith.

*** Certain of the exhibits and schedules to this Exhibit have been omitted in accordance with Regulation S-K Item 601(b)(2). The Registrant agrees to furnish supplementally a copy of all omitted exhibits and schedules to the Securities and Exchange Commission upon its request.

(1)

Previously filed as an exhibit to our Current Report on Form 8-K filed on February 18, 2021 and incorporated by reference herein

(2)

Previously filed as an exhibit to our Registration Statement on Form S-1 filed on February 2, 2021 and incorporated by reference herein.

(3)

Previously filed as an exhibit to our Registration Statement on Form 8-K filed on March 23, 2023 and incorporated by reference herein.

(4)

Previously filed as an exhibit to our Registration Statement on Form 8-K filed on May 4, 2023 and incorporated by reference herein.

(5)

Previously filed as an exhibit to our Registration Statement on Form 8-K filed on May 1, 2023 and incorporated by reference herein.

(6)

Previously filed as an exhibit to our Registration Statement on Form 8-K filed on December 20, 2023 and incorporated by reference herein.

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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

BITE ACQUISITION CORP.

 

 

 

Date: May 16, 2023

By:

/s/ Alberto Ardura González

 

Name:

Alberto Ardura González

 

Title:

Chief Executive Officer

 

 

(Principal Executive Officer)

 

 

 

Date: May 16, 2023

By:

/s/ Jose Luis Guerrero Cortes

 

Name:

Jose Luis Guerrero Cortes

 

Title:

Chief Financial Officer

(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)

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EX-31.1 2 bite-20230331xex31d1.htm EXHIBIT 31.1

EXHIBIT 31.1

CERTIFICATION OF CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

PURSUANT TO RULES 13a-14(a) AND 15(d)-14(a) UNDER THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934,

AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO SECTION 302 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002

I, Alberto Ardura González, certify that:

1.

I have reviewed this quarterly report on Form 10-Q of Bite Acquisition Corp.;

2.

Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;

3.

Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;

4.

The registrant’s other certifying officer and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f)) for the registrant and have:

a)

Designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;

b)

Designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;

c)

Evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and

d)

Disclosed in this report any change in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant’s most recent fiscal quarter (the registrant’s fourth fiscal quarter in the case of an annual report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting; and

5.

The registrant’s other certifying officer and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant’s auditors and the audit committee of the registrant’s board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):

a)

All significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant’s ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and

b)

Any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting.

Date: May 16, 2023

/s/ Alberto Ardura González

Alberto Ardura González

Chief Executive Officer

(Principal Executive Officer)


EX-31.2 3 bite-20230331xex31d2.htm EXHIBT 31.2

EXHIBIT 31.2

CERTIFICATION OF CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

PURSUANT TO RULES 13a-14(a) AND 15(d)-14(a) UNDER THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934,

AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO SECTION 302 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002

I, Jose Luis Guerrero Cortes, certify that:

1.

I have reviewed this quarterly report on Form 10-Q of Bite Acquisition Corp.;

2.

Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;

3.

Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;

4.

The registrant’s other certifying officer and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f)) for the registrant and have:

a)

Designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;

b)

Designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;

c)

Evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and

d)

Disclosed in this report any change in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant’s most recent fiscal quarter (the registrant’s fourth fiscal quarter in the case of an annual report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting; and

5.

The registrant’s other certifying officer and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant’s auditors and the audit committee of the registrant’s board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):

a)

All significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant’s ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and

b)

Any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting.

Date: May 16, 2023

/s/ Jose Luis Guerrero Cortes

Jose Luis Guerrero Cortes

Chief Financial Officer

(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)


EX-32.1 4 bite-20230331xex32d1.htm EXHIBIT 32.1

EXHIBIT 32.1

CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO

18 U.S.C. SECTION 1350

AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO

SECTION 906 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002

In connection with the Quarterly Report of Bite Acquisition Corp. (the “Company”) on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended March 31, 2023, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Report”), I, Alberto Ardura González, Chief Executive Officer of the Company, certify, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. §1350, as added by §906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, that:

1.

The Report fully complies with the requirements of Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; and

2.

To my knowledge, the information contained in the Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the Company as of and for the period covered by the Report.

Dated: May 16, 2023

/s/ Alberto Ardura González

Alberto Ardura González

Chief Executive Officer

(Principal Executive Officer)


EX-32.2 5 bite-20230331xex32d2.htm EXHIBIT 32.2

EXHIBIT 32.2

CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO

18 U.S.C. SECTION 1350

AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO

SECTION 906 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002

In connection with the Quarterly Report of Bite Acquisition Corp. (the “Company”) on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended March 31, 2023, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Report”), I, Jose Luis Guerrero Cortes, Chief Financial Officer of the Company, certify, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. §1350, as added by §906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, that:

1.

The Report fully complies with the requirements of Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; and

2.

To my knowledge, the information contained in the Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the Company as of and for the period covered by the Report.

Dated: May 16, 2023

/s/ Jose Luis Guerrero Cortes

Jose Luis Guerrero Cortes

Chief Financial Officer

(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)


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