0001213900-21-058659.txt : 20211112 0001213900-21-058659.hdr.sgml : 20211112 20211112160156 ACCESSION NUMBER: 0001213900-21-058659 CONFORMED SUBMISSION TYPE: 10-Q PUBLIC DOCUMENT COUNT: 49 CONFORMED PERIOD OF REPORT: 20210930 FILED AS OF DATE: 20211112 DATE AS OF CHANGE: 20211112 FILER: COMPANY DATA: COMPANY CONFORMED NAME: Constellation Acquisition Corp I CENTRAL INDEX KEY: 0001834032 STANDARD INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION: BLANK CHECKS [6770] IRS NUMBER: 000000000 STATE OF INCORPORATION: E9 FISCAL YEAR END: 1231 FILING VALUES: FORM TYPE: 10-Q SEC ACT: 1934 Act SEC FILE NUMBER: 001-39945 FILM NUMBER: 211403222 BUSINESS ADDRESS: STREET 1: MAPLES CORPORATE SERVICES LIMITED STREET 2: PO BOX 309, UGLAND HOUSE CITY: GRAND CAYMAN STATE: E9 ZIP: KY1-1104 BUSINESS PHONE: 1 917 215 2091 MAIL ADDRESS: STREET 1: MAPLES CORPORATE SERVICES LIMITED STREET 2: PO BOX 309, UGLAND HOUSE CITY: GRAND CAYMAN STATE: E9 ZIP: KY1-1104 10-Q 1 f10q0921_constellation.htm QUARTERLY REPORT

 

 

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

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

For the quarterly period ended September 30, 2021

 

OR

 

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

For the transition period from                   to                  .

 

CONSTELLATION ACQUISITION CORP I

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Cayman Islands   001-39945   98-1574835
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
  (Commission File Number)   (I.R.S. Employer
Identification Number)

 

181 Westchester Ave
Suite 407A
Port Chester, NY

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code) 

 

(914) 615-9912

Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code

 

Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, 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
Class A ordinary shares, par value $0.0001 per share   CSTA   The New York Stock Exchange
Redeemable warrants, each one whole warrant exercisable for one Class A ordinary share at an exercise price of $11.50   CSTA WS   The New York Stock Exchange
Units, each consisting of one Class A ordinary share and one-fourth of one redeemable warrant   CSTA U   The New York Stock Exchange

 

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, 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 November 12, 2021, 31,000,000 Class A ordinary shares, par value $0.0001 per share, and 8,625,000 Class B ordinary shares, par value $0.0001 per share, were issued and outstanding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONSTELLATION ACQUISITION CORP I
Form 10-Q
For the Quarter Ended September 30, 2021

 

Table of Contents

 

  Page
PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION  
Item 1. Financial Statements 1
Condensed Balance Sheets as of September 30, 2021 (Unaudited) and December 31, 2020 1
Unaudited Condensed Statements of Operations for the three months and nine months ended September 30, 2021 2
Unaudited Condensed Statements of Changes in Shareholders’ Equity (Deficit) for the three months and nine months ended September 30, 2021 3
Unaudited Condensed Statement of Cash Flows for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 4
Notes to Unaudited Condensed Financial Statements 5
Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations. 18
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk. 22
Item 4. Controls and Procedures. 22
PART II - OTHER INFORMATION  
Item 1. Legal Proceedings. 23
Item 1A. Risk Factors. 23
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds. 23
Item 3. Defaults upon Senior Securities. 23
Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures. 23
Item 5. Other Information. 23
Item 6. Exhibits. 24

 

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PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Financial Statements.

 

CONSTELLATION ACQUISITION CORP I
CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS

 

   September 30,
2021
   December 31,
2020
 
   (unaudited)     
Assets:        
Current Assets:        
Cash  $483,898   $
 
Prepaid Expenses   537,763    
 
Total current assets   1,021,661    
 
           
Deferred offering costs   
    227,924 
Cash and Investments held in Trust Account   310,037,509    
 
Total Assets  $311,059,170   $227,924 
           
Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity (Deficit)          
Current liabilities:          
Accrued offering costs and expenses  $801,286   $204,767 
Promissory note – related party       1,300 
Total current liabilities   801,286    206,067 
Deferred underwriting fee   10,850,000    
 
Warrant liability   10,708,620    
 
Total Liabilities   22,359,906    206,067 
           
Commitments and Contingencies   
 
      
Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption, 31,000,000 and no shares at redemption value ($10.00 per share) at September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively   310,000,000    
 
           
Shareholders’ Equity (Deficit):          
Preference shares, $0.0001 par value; 1,000,000 shares authorized; none issued and outstanding   
    
 
Class A ordinary shares, $0.0001 par value; 200,000,000 shares authorized; 0 shares issued and outstanding (excluding 31,000,000 and no shares subject to possible redemption) at September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively       
 
Class B ordinary shares, $0.0001 par value; 20,000,000 shares authorized; 7,750,000 and 8,625,000 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively   775    863 
Additional paid-in capital       24,137 
Accumulated deficit   (21,301,511)   (3,143)
Total Shareholders’ Equity (Deficit)   (21,300,736)   21,857 
Total Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity (Deficit)  $311,059,170   $227,924 

 

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

 

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CONSTELLATION ACQUISITION CORP I
CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

FOR THE THREE MONTHS AND NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2021

(UNAUDITED)

 

   For the
Three Months
Ended
September 30,
2021
   For the
Nine Months
Ended
September 30,
2021
 
Formation and operating costs  $901,995   $1,264,741 
Loss from Operations   (901,995)   (1,264,741)
           
Other income (expense):          
Interest earned on cash and investments held in Trust Account   3,989    37,509 
Offering costs allocated to warrants   
    (1,143,138)
Excess of fair value over cash received for private placement warrants   
    (2,604,321)
Change in fair value of warrant liability   3,581,847    20,245,701 
Total other income   3,585,836    16,535,751 
           
Net income  $2,683,841   $15,271,010 
           
Weighted average shares outstanding, Class A ordinary shares   31,000,000    27,706,960 
Basic and diluted net income per share, Class A ordinary shares  $0.07   $0.43 
Weighted average shares outstanding, Class B ordinary shares   7,750,000    7,724,359 
Basic and diluted net income per share, Class B ordinary shares  $0.07   $0.43 

 

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

 

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CONSTELLATION ACQUISITION CORP I
CONDENSED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY (DEFICIT)
THREE MONTHS AND NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2021

(UNAUDITED)

 

   Class B
Ordinary Shares
   Additional
Paid-in
   (Accumulated   Total
Shareholders’
Equity
 
   Shares   Amount   Capital   Deficit)   (Deficit) 
Balance as of December 31, 2020   8,625,000   $863   $24,137   $(3,143)  $21,857 
Accretion of Class A ordinary shares subject to redemption       
    (24,137)   (36,569,466)   (36,593,603)
Forfeiture of Class B ordinary shares by initial shareholders   (875,000)   (88)   
    88    
 
Net income       
    
    16,979,718    16,979,718 
Balance as of March 31, 2021 (unaudited)   7,750,000   $775   $
   $(19,592,803)  $(19,592,028)
Net loss       
    
    (4,392,549)   (4,392,549)
Balance as of June 30, 2021 (unaudited)   7,750,000   $775   $
   $(23,985,352)  $(23,984,577)
Net income       
    
    2,683,841    2,683,841 
Balance as of September 30, 2021 (unaudited)   7,750,000   $775   $
   $(21,301,511)  $(21,300,736)

 

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

 

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CONSTELLATION ACQUISITION CORP I
CONDENSED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS
NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2021

(UNAUDITED)

 

   For the
Nine Months
Ended
September 30,
2021
 
Cash flows from operating activities:    
Net income  $15,271,010 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash used in operating activities:     
Interest earned on cash and investments held in Trust Account   (37,509)
Offering costs allocated to warrants   1,143,138 
Excess fair value over cash received for private placement warrants   2,604,321 
Change in fair value of warrant liability   (20,245,701)
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:     
Prepaid assets   (537,763)
Accrued expenses   801,286 
Net cash used in operating activities   (1,001,218)
      
Cash Flows from Investing Activities:     
Investment of cash in Trust Account   (310,000,000)
Net cash used in investing activities   (310,000,000)
      
Cash Flows from Financing Activities:     
Proceeds from sale of Units, net of underwriters’ fees   303,800,000 
Proceeds from issuance of Private Placement Warrants   8,200,000 
Proceeds from promissory note – related party   788,539 
Repayment of promissory note – related party   (789,839)
Payment of offering costs   (513,584)
Net cash provided by financing activities   311,485,116 
Net change in cash   483,898 
Cash, beginning of the period   
 
Cash, end of the period  $483,898 
      
Supplemental disclosure of non-cash financing activities:     
Deferred underwriters’ discount payable  $10,850,000 

 

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

 

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CONSTELLATION ACQUISITION CORP I
NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

Note 1 — Organization and Business Operations

 

Constellation Acquisition Corp I (the “Company”) is a newly organized blank check company incorporated in Cayman Islands on November 20, 2020. The Company was formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses (“Business Combination”).

 

As of September 30, 2021, the Company had not commenced any operations. All activity through September 30, 2021 relates to the Company’s formation and the Initial Public Offering (“IPO”) which is described below, and identifying a target company for a Business Combination. The Company will not generate any operating revenues until after the completion of a Business Combination, at the earliest. The Company generates non-operating income in the form of interest income from the proceeds derived from the IPO.

 

The registration statement for the Company’s IPO was declared effective by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on January 26, 2021 (the “Effective Date”). On January 29, 2021, the Company consummated the IPO of 31,000,000 units (the “Units” and, with respect to the shares of Class A ordinary shares included in the Units sold, the “Public Shares”), including 1,000,000 Units issued pursuant to the partial exercise of the underwriters’ over-allotment option, at $10.00 per Unit, generating gross proceeds of $310,000,000, which is discussed in Note 4. Each Unit consists of one Class A ordinary share, and one-third of one redeemable warrant to purchase one Class A ordinary share at a price of $11.50 per whole share.

 

Simultaneously with the closing of the IPO, the Company consummated the sale of 5,466,667 Private Placement Warrants (the “Private Placement Warrants”), at a price of $1.50 per Private Placement Warrant, in a private placement to certain affiliates of the Company’s Sponsor, GmbH & Co. KG, a German limited partnership (the “Sponsor”), generating gross proceeds of $8,200,000, which is discussed in Note 5.

 

Transaction costs of the IPO amounted to $17,586,741 consisting of $6,200,000 of underwriting fees, $10,850,000 of deferred underwriting fees, and $536,741 of other offering costs.

 

Following the closing of the IPO on January 29, 2021, $310,000,000 ($10.00 per Unit) from the net offering proceeds of the sale of the Units in the IPO and the sale of the Private Placement Warrants was placed in a trust account (the “Trust Account”) and invested in United States “government securities” within the meaning of Section 2(a)(16) of the Investment Company Act having a maturity of 185 days or less or in money market funds meeting certain conditions under Rule 2a-7 promulgated under the Investment Company Act which invest only in direct U.S. government treasury obligations. Except with respect to interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account that may be released to the Company to pay the income taxes, if any, the Company’s amended and restated memorandum and articles of association will provide that the proceeds from the IPO and the sale of the Private Placement Warrants held in the Trust Account will not be released from the Trust Account (1) to the Company, until the completion of the initial Business Combination, or (2) to the public shareholders, until the earliest of (a) the completion of the initial Business Combination, and then only in connection with those Class A ordinary shares that such shareholders properly elected to redeem, subject to the limitations, (b) the redemption of any Public Shares properly tendered in connection with a (A) shareholder vote to amend the amended and restated memorandum and articles of association to modify the substance or timing of the Company’s obligation to provide holders of the Class A ordinary shares the right to have their shares redeemed in connection with the initial Business Combination or to redeem 100% of the Public Shares if the Company does not complete the initial Business Combination within 24 months from January 29, 2021 (the “Combination Period”), or (B) with respect to any other provision relating to the rights of holders of the Class A ordinary shares or pre-initial Business Combination activity, and (c) the redemption of the Public Shares if the Company has not consummated the initial Business Combination within the Combination Period. Public shareholders who redeem their Class A ordinary shares in connection with a shareholder vote described in clause (b) in the preceding sentence shall not be entitled to funds from the Trust Account upon the subsequent completion of an initial Business Combination or liquidation if the Company has not consummated an initial Business Combination within the Combination Period, with respect to such Class A ordinary shares so redeemed. The proceeds deposited in the Trust Account could become subject to the claims of the Company’s creditors, if any, which could have priority over the claims of the public shareholders.

 

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The Company will provide its public shareholders with the opportunity to redeem all or a portion of their Public Shares upon the completion of the initial Business Combination either (i) in connection with a shareholder 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 shareholder approval of a proposed initial Business Combination or conduct a tender offer will be made by the Company, solely in its discretion. The shareholders will be entitled to redeem their shares for a pro rata portion of the 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).

 

If the Company is unable to complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period, the Company will (i) cease all operations except for the purpose of winding up, (ii) as promptly as reasonably possible, but not more than ten business days, redeem the Public Shares, at a per-share price, payable in cash, equal to the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account, including interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account and not previously released to the Company to pay the income taxes, if any (less up to $100,000 of interest to pay dissolution expenses), divided by the number of the then-outstanding Public Shares, which redemption will completely extinguish public shareholders’ rights as shareholders (including the right to receive further liquidation distributions, if any); and (iii) as promptly as reasonably possible following such redemption, subject to the approval of the remaining shareholders and the Company’s board of directors, liquidate and dissolve, subject in the case of clauses (ii) and (iii), to the obligations under Cayman Islands law to provide for claims of creditors and the requirements of other applicable law. There will be no redemption rights or liquidating distributions with respect to the warrants, which will expire worthless if the Company fails to consummate an initial Business Combination within the Combination Period.

 

The Sponsor, officers and directors have agreed to waive their redemption rights with respect to their Founder Shares and any Public Shares purchased during or after the IPO in connection with (i) the completion of the initial Business Combination and (ii) a shareholder vote to approve an amendment to the Company’s amended and restated memorandum and articles of association, and (iii) waive their rights to liquidating distributions from the Trust Account with respect to their Founder Shares if the Company fails to complete its initial Business Combination within the Combination Period.

 

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 cannot assure that its Sponsor would be able to satisfy those obligations.

 

Risks and Uncertainties

 

Management is continuing to evaluate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and has concluded that while it is reasonably possible that it 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 condensed financial statements. The condensed financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty.

 

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Liquidity and Going Concern Consideration

 

As of September 30, 2021, the Company had approximately $484,000 in its operating bank account, and working capital of approximately $220,000.

 

If the Company’s estimates 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, the Company may have insufficient funds available to operate its business prior to an Initial Business Combination. Moreover, the Company may need to obtain additional financing either to complete an Initial Business Combination or because it becomes obligated to redeem a significant number of its public shares upon completion of an Initial Business Combination, in which case the Company may issue additional securities or incur debt in connection with such Initial Business Combination.

 

The Company does not have sufficient liquidity to meet its anticipated obligations over the next year from the date of issuance of these financial statements. 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,” management has determined that the Company has access to funds from the Sponsor, which is described in Note 6, and the Sponsor has the financial ability to provide such funds, that are sufficient to fund the working capital needs of the Company until the earlier of the consummation of the Business Combination and one year from the date of issuance of these financial statements.

 

These financial statements do not include any adjustments relating to the recovery of the recorded assets or the classification of the liabilities that might be necessary should the Company be unable to continue as a going concern.

 

Note 2 — Revision of Previously Issued Financial Statements

 

In preparation of the Company’s unaudited condensed financial statements as of and for quarterly period ended September 30, 2021, the Company concluded it should revise its financial statements to classify all Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption in temporary equity. In the Company’s previously issued financial statements, a portion of the public shares were classified as permanent equity to maintain shareholders’ equity greater than $5,000,000 on the basis that the Company will consummate its initial business combination only if the Company has net tangible assets of at least $5,000,001. Thus, the Company can only complete a merger and continue to exist as a public company if there is sufficient Public Shares that do not redeem at the merger and so it is appropriate to classify the portion of its public shares required to keep its shareholders’ equity above the $5,000,000 threshold as "shares not subject to redemption." Previously the Company did not consider redeemable shares classified as temporary equity as part of net tangible assets. Effective with these financial statements, the Company revised this interpretation to include temporary equity in net tangible assets.

 

Management determined that the public shares include certain provisions that require classification of the public shares as temporary equity regardless of the minimum net tangible asset required by the Company to complete its initial business combination. Accordingly, the Company presents all redeemable Class A ordinary shares as temporary equity and to recognize accretion from the initial book value to redemption value at the time of its Initial Public Offering and in accordance with ASC 480.

 

In connection with the change in presentation for the Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption, the Company also revised its earnings per share calculation to allocate income and losses pro rata to Class A and Class B ordinary shares. This presentation contemplates a Business Combination as the most likely outcome, in which case, both classes of stock share pro rata in the income and losses of the Company.

 

In accordance with SEC Staff Accounting Bulletin No. 99, “Materiality,” and SEC Staff Accounting Bulletin No. 108, “Considering the Effects of Prior Year Misstatements when Quantifying Misstatements in Current Year Financial Statements;” the Company evaluated the changes and has determined that the related impacts were not material to any previously presented financial statements.

 

As a result, the Company revised its previously filed financial statements to classify all of its Class A ordinary shares as temporary equity and to recognize accretion from the initial book value to redemption value at the time of its Initial Public Offering and in accordance with ASC 480. The change in the carrying value of the redeemable Class A ordinary shares at the Initial Public Offering resulted in a decrease of approximately $8.7 million in additional paid-in capital and a charge of approximately $36.6 million to accumulated deficit, as well as a reclassification of 4,532,289 Class A ordinary shares from permanent equity to temporary equity. The Company will present this revision in a prospective manner in all future filings. Under this approach, the previously issued IPO Balance Sheet and Form 10-Qs will not be amended, but historical amounts presented in the current and future filings will be recast to be consistent with the current presentation.

 

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The impact of the revision to the unaudited condensed balance sheets as of March 31, 2021, and June 30, 2021, is a reclassification of $24.6 million and $29.0 million, respectively, from total shareholders’ equity to Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption. The impact of the revision to the unaudited condensed statements of cash flows for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and the six months ended June 30, 2021, is an increase to the supplemental non-cash disclosure of initial value of Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption by $45.3 million and a decrease to the change in Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption by $20.7 million and $16.3 million, respectively. There is no impact to the reported amounts for the Company’s total assets, total liabilities, cash flows (except non-cash items), or operating results.

 

Note 3 — Significant Accounting Policies

 

Basis of Presentation

 

The accompanying unaudited condensed financial statements are presented in U.S. dollars in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) for financial information and pursuant to the rules and regulations of the SEC. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by GAAP. In the opinion of management, the unaudited condensed financial statements reflect all adjustments, which include only normal recurring adjustments necessary for the fair statement of the balances and results for the periods presented. The interim results for the three months and nine months ended September 30, 2021 are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the year ending December 31, 2021 or for any future interim periods.

 

Emerging Growth Company Status

 

The Company is an “emerging growth company,” as defined in Section 2(a) of 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 shareholder 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 Exchange Act) are required to comply with the new or revised financial accounting standards. The JOBS Act provides that a company can elect to opt out of the extended transition period and comply with the requirements that apply to non-emerging growth companies but any such 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.

 

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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. Accordingly, actual results could differ from those estimates.

 

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

 

Cash and Cash Equivalents

 

The Company considers all short-term investments with an original maturity of three months or less when purchased to be cash equivalents. The Company did not have any cash equivalents as of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020.

 

Investments Held in Trust Account

 

At September 30, 2021, the assets held in the Trust Account were held in money market mutual funds which invest in U.S. Treasury securities. During the three months and nine months ended September 30, 2021, the Company did not withdraw any of the interest income from the Trust Account to pay its tax obligations.

 

Concentration of Credit Risk

 

Financial instruments that potentially subject the Company to concentrations of credit risk consist of cash accounts in a financial institution, which, at times, may exceed the Federal Depository Insurance Corporation coverage of $250,000. The Company has not experienced losses on these accounts and management believes the Company is not exposed to significant risks on such accounts.

 

Warrant Liabilities

 

The Company evaluated the Public Warrants and Private Placement Warrants (collectively, “Warrants”, which are discussed in Notes 5, 6, and 10) in accordance with ASC 815-40, “Derivatives and Hedging — Contracts in Entity’s Own Equity”, and concluded that a provision in the Warrant Agreement related to certain tender or exchange offers precludes the Warrants from being accounted for as components of equity. As the Warrants meet the definition of a derivative as contemplated in ASC 815, the Warrants are recorded as derivative liabilities on the Condensed Balance Sheet and measured at fair value at inception (on the date of the IPO) and at each reporting date in accordance with ASC 820, “Fair Value Measurement”, with changes in fair value recognized in the Condensed Statement of Operations in the period of change.

 

Offering Costs Associated with the Initial Public Offering       

 

The Company complies with the requirements of the ASC 340-10-S99-1. Offering costs consisted of legal, accounting, underwriting fees and other costs incurred through the Initial Public Offering that were directly related to the Initial Public Offering.  Offering costs are allocated to the separable financial instruments issued in the Initial Public Offering based on a relative fair value basis, compared to total proceeds received.  Offering costs associated with warrant liabilities are expensed as incurred, presented as non-operating expenses in the statement of operations. Transaction costs amounted to $17,586,741, of which $1,143,138 were allocated to expense associated with the warrant liability. Offering costs associated with the Class A ordinary shares were charged to temporary equity upon the completion of the Initial Public Offering.

 

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Class A Ordinary Shares Subject to Possible Redemption

 

All of the 31,000,000 Class A Ordinary shares sold as part of the Units in the Public Offering contain a redemption feature which allows for the redemption of such public shares in connection with the Company’s liquidation, if there is a shareholder vote or tender offer in connection with the Business Combination and in connection with certain amendments to the Company’s second amended and restated certificate of incorporation. In accordance with SEC and its staff’s guidance on redeemable equity instruments, which has been codified in ASC 480-10-S99, redemption provisions not solely within the control of the Company require Ordinary shares subject to redemption to be classified outside of permanent equity. Ordinary liquidation events, which involve the redemption and liquidation of all of the entity’s equity instruments, are excluded from the provisions of ASC 480. Accordingly, at September 30, 2021, all shares of Class A Ordinary shares subject to possible redemption is presented as temporary equity, outside of the shareholders’ equity section of the Company’s condensed balance sheets, respectively

 

The Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption reflected on the balance sheet as of September 30, 2021 is reconciled in the following table:

 

Gross Proceeds  $310,000,000 
Less:     
Proceeds allocated to public warrants   (20,150,000)
Class A ordinary shares issuance costs   (16,443,603)
Plus:     
Accretion of carrying value to redemption value   36,593,603 
Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption  $310,000,000 

 

Income Taxes

 

ASC 740 prescribes a recognition threshold and a measurement attribute for the financial statement recognition and measurement of tax positions taken or expected to be taken in a tax return. For those benefits to be recognized, a tax position must be more likely than not to be sustained upon examination by taxing authorities. There were no unrecognized tax benefits as of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020. The Company’s management determined that the Cayman Islands is the Company’s only major tax jurisdiction. The Company recognizes accrued interest and penalties related to unrecognized tax benefits as income tax expense. No amounts were accrued for the payment of interest and penalties as of September 30, 2021. The Company is currently not aware of any issues under review that could result in significant payments, accruals or material deviation from its position. The Company is subject to income tax examinations by major taxing authorities since inception.

 

The Company is considered to be an exempted Cayman Islands company with no connection to any other taxable jurisdiction and is presently not subject to income taxes or income tax filing requirements in the Cayman Islands or the United States. As such, the Company’s tax provision was zero for the period presented. The Company’s management does not expect that the total amount of unrecognized tax benefits will materially change over the next twelve months.

 

Net Income Per Ordinary Share

 

The Company complies with accounting and disclosure requirements of FASB ASC Topic 260, Earnings Per Share. Net income per share is computed by dividing net income (loss) by the weighted average number of ordinary shares outstanding during the period, excluding ordinary shares subject to forfeiture. The Company has not considered the effect of the warrants sold in the IPO and the Private Placement to purchase an aggregate of 15,800,000 Class A ordinary shares in the calculation of diluted income per ordinary share, since the exercise of the warrants are contingent upon the occurrence of future events. As a result, diluted income per share is the same as basic income per share for the period presented.

 

Basic and diluted net income per ordinary share for Class A ordinary shares and Class B ordinary shares is calculated by dividing net income attributable to the Company by the weighted average number of Class A ordinary shares and Class B ordinary shares outstanding, allocated proportionally to each class of ordinary shares. Accretion associated with the redeemable Class A ordinary shares is excluded from earnings per share as the redemption value approximates fair value.

 

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Reconciliation of Net Income per Ordinary Share

 

The Company’s condensed statement of operations includes a presentation of income per share for ordinary shares subject to redemption in a manner similar to the two-class method of income per share. Accordingly, basic and diluted income per Class A ordinary shares and Class B ordinary shares is calculated as follows:

 

  

For the
Three Months Ended

September 30,
2021

   Nine Months Ended
September 30,
2021
 
Class A Ordinary Shares        
Allocation of net income to Class A ordinary shares  $2,147,073   $11,941,787 
Weighted Average Class A ordinary shares   31,000,000    27,706,690 
Basic and diluted net income per share  $0.07   $0.43 
           
Class B Ordinary Shares          
Allocation of net income to Class B ordinary shares  $536,768   $3,329,223 
Weighted Average Class B ordinary shares   7,750,000    7,724,359 
Basic and diluted weighted average shares outstanding  $0.07   $0.43 

 

Fair Value of Financial Instruments

 

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

 

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

 

Level 1 —   Valuations based on unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities that the Company has the ability to access. Valuation adjustments and block discounts are not being applied. Since valuations are based on quoted prices that are readily and regularly available in an active market, valuation of these securities does not entail a significant degree of judgment.
   
Level 2 —  Valuations based on (i) quoted prices in active markets for similar assets and liabilities, (ii) quoted prices in markets that are not active for identical or similar assets, (iii) inputs other than quoted prices for the assets or liabilities, or (iv) inputs that are derived principally from or corroborated by market through correlation or other means.
   
Level 3 —  Valuations based on inputs that are unobservable and significant to the overall fair value measurement.

 

See Note 10 for additional information on assets and liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis.

 

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

 

In August 2020, the FASB issued ASU 2020-06, Debt-Debt with Conversion and Other Options (Subtopic 470-20) and Derivatives and Hedging-Contracts in Entity’s Own Equity (Subtopic 815-40): Accounting for Convertible Instruments and Contracts in an Entity’s Own Equity (“ASU 2020-06”), which simplifies accounting for convertible instruments by removing major separation models required under current GAAP. The ASU also removes certain settlement conditions that are required for equity-linked contracts to qualify for scope exception, and it simplifies the diluted earnings per share calculation in certain areas. The Company adopted ASU 2020-06 on January 1, 2021. Adoption of the ASU did not impact the Company’s financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

 

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

 

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Note 4 — Initial Public Offering

 

Public Units

 

On January 29, 2021, the Company sold 31,000,000 Units, at a purchase price of $10.00 per Unit, including 1,000,000 Units issued pursuant to the partial exercise of the underwriters’ over-allotment option. Each Unit consists of one Class A ordinary share, and one-third of one redeemable warrant to purchase one Class A ordinary share (the “Public Warrants”).

 

Public Warrants

 

Each whole warrant will entitle the holder to purchase one Class A ordinary share at a price of $11.50 per share, subject to adjustment. Each warrant will become exercisable on the later of 30 days after the completion of the initial Business Combination or 12 months from the closing of the IPO and will expire five years after the completion of the initial Business Combination, or earlier upon redemption or liquidation.

 

The Company will not be obligated to deliver any Class A ordinary shares 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 Class A ordinary shares underlying the warrants is then effective and a prospectus relating thereto is current, or a valid exemption from registration is available. No warrant will be exercisable and the Company will not be obligated to issue a Class A ordinary share upon exercise of a warrant unless the Class A ordinary share 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 the event that the conditions in the two immediately preceding sentences are not satisfied with respect to a warrant, the holder of such warrant will not be entitled to exercise such warrant and such warrant may have no value and expire worthless. 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 Class A ordinary share underlying such unit.

 

In addition, if (x) the Company issues additional Class A ordinary shares or equity linked securities for capital raising purposes in connection with the closing of the initial Business Combination at an issue price or effective issue price of less than $9.20 per Class A ordinary share (with such issue price or effective issue price to be determined in good faith by the board of directors and, in the case of any such issuance to the initial shareholders or their affiliates, without taking into account any Founder Shares held by the initial shareholders or such affiliates, as applicable, prior to such issuance including any transfer or reissuance of such shares (the “Newly Issued Price”)), (y) the aggregate gross proceeds from such issuances represent more than 60% of the total equity proceeds, and interest, available for the funding of the initial Business Combination, and (z) the volume-weighted average trading price of the Class A ordinary shares during the 10 trading day period starting on the trading day after the day on which the Company consummates the initial Business Combination 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 $10.00 and $18.00 per share redemption trigger prices adjacent to “Redemption of warrants for Class A ordinary shares when the price per Class A ordinary share equals or exceeds $10.00.” and “Redemption of warrants for Class A ordinary shares when the price per Class A ordinary share equals or exceeds $18.00.” will be adjusted (to the nearest cent) to be equal to 100% and 180% of the higher of the Market Value and the Newly Issued Price, respectively.

 

The Company will not be obligated to deliver any shares of Class A ordinary shares 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 Class A ordinary shares underlying the warrants is then effective and a prospectus is current. No warrant will be exercisable and the Company will not be obligated to issue shares of Class A ordinary shares upon exercise of a warrant unless Class A ordinary shares 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 Class A ordinary shares underlying such unit.

 

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Redemptions of warrants for cash when the price per Class A ordinary share equals or exceeds $18.00.

 

Once the warrants become exercisable, the Company may call the warrants for redemption (except as described herein with respect to the Private Placement Warrants):

 

in whole and not in part;

 

at a price of $0.01 per warrant;

 

upon a minimum of 30 days’ prior written notice of redemption to each warrant holder; and

 

if, and only if, the closing price of the Class A ordinary shares equals or exceeds $18.00 per share (as adjusted for share sub-divisions, share capitalizations, reorganizations, recapitalizations and the like) for any 20 trading days within a 30-trading day period ending on the third trading day prior to the date on which notice of the redemption is given to the warrant holders (the “Reference Value”).

 

Redemptions of warrants for cash when the price per Class A ordinary share equals or exceeds $10.00.

 

Once the warrants become exercisable, the Company may call the warrants for redemption (except as described herein with respect to the Private Placement Warrants):

 

in whole and not in part;

 

at $0.10 per warrant upon a minimum of 30 days’ prior written notice of redemption; provided that during such 30 day period holders will be able to exercise their warrants on a cashless basis prior to redemption and receive that number of shares determined by reference to the table in the registration statement, based on the redemption date and the “fair market value” of the Class A ordinary shares (as defined below) except as otherwise described below; provided, further, that if the warrants are not exercised on a cashless basis or otherwise during such 30 day period, the Company shall redeem such warrants for $0.10 per share;

 

if, and only if, the Reference Value equals or exceeds $10.00 per share (as adjusted for share subdivisions, share dividends, reorganizations, recapitalizations and the like) on the trading day before the Company sends the notice of redemption to the warrant holders; and

 

if the Reference Value is less than $18.00 per share (as adjusted for share subdivisions, share dividends, reorganizations, recapitalizations and the like), the Private Placement Warrants must also be concurrently called for redemption on the same terms as the outstanding public warrants.

 

The “fair market value” of the Class A ordinary shares shall mean the volume-weighted average price of the Class A ordinary shares for the 10 trading days immediately following the date on which the notice of redemption is sent to the holders of warrants. This redemption feature differs from the typical warrant redemption features used in other blank check offerings. The Company will provide the warrant holders with the final fair market value no later than one business day after the 10-day trading period described above ends. In no event will the warrants be exercisable in connection with this redemption feature for more than 0.361 Class A ordinary shares per warrant (subject to adjustment).

 

Note 5 — Private Placement

 

Simultaneously with the closing of the IPO, the Sponsor purchased an aggregate of 5,466,667 Private Placement Warrants at a price of $1.50 per Private Placement Warrant, for an aggregate purchase price of $8,200,000, in a private placement. A portion of the proceeds from the private placement was added to the proceeds from the IPO held in the Trust Account.

 

Each Private Placement Warrants are identical to the warrants sold as part of the Units in the IPO except that, so long as they are held by the Sponsor or its permitted transferees: (1) they will not be redeemable by the Company; (2) they (including the Class A Ordinary Shares issuable upon exercise of these warrants) may not, subject to certain limited exceptions, be transferred, assigned or sold by the Sponsor until 30 days after the completion of the initial Business Combination; (3) they may be exercised by the holders on a cashless basis; and (4) they (including the Class A Ordinary Shares issuable upon exercise of these warrants) are entitled to registration rights.

 

If the Company does not complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period, the Private Placement Warrants will expire worthless.

 

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Note 6 — Related Party Transactions

 

Founder Shares

 

On November 23, 2020, an executive officer of the Company purchased 8,625,000 shares of the Company’s Class B ordinary shares for $25,000, or approximately $0.003 per share, in connection with formation (the “Founder Shares”). On December 23, 2020, such 8,625,000 shares of the Company’s Class B ordinary shares were transferred to the Sponsor for $25,000. The Founder Shares included an aggregate of up to 1,125,000 shares subject to forfeiture if the over-allotment option was not exercised by the underwriters in full. On January 29, 2021, the underwriters partially exercised their over-allotment option, hence, 250,000 Founder Shares were no longer subject to forfeiture, and on March 1, 2021, the remaining 875,000 Founder Shares were forfeited by the Sponsor.

 

The Sponsor, officers and directors have agreed not to transfer, assign or sell any of their Founder Shares until the earlier to occur of (i) one year after the date of the consummation of the initial Business Combination or (ii) subsequent to the initial Business Combination, (x) if the closing price of the Class A ordinary shares equals or exceeds $12.00 per share (as adjusted for share sub-divisions, share capitalizations, reorganizations, recapitalizations and the like) for any 20 trading days within any 30-trading day period commencing at least 150 days after the initial Business Combination, or (y) the date on which the Company complete a liquidation, merger, share exchange, reorganization or other similar transaction that results in all of the public shareholders having the right to exchange their ordinary shares for cash, securities or other property.

 

Promissory Note — Related Party

 

In November, 2020, the Company issued an unsecured promissory note to an executive officer of the Company. This loan was non-interest bearing, unsecured and due at the earlier of December 31, 2021 or the closing of the IPO. At December 31, 2020, the amount borrowed under the note was $1,300. During the period from January 1, 2021 to January 28, 2021, an additional $88,540 was borrowed under the promissory note, and on January 29, 2021, the balance of $89,840 repaid in full from the proceeds of the IPO, and is no longer available to be drawn upon.

 

On February 23, 2021, the Company issued an unsecured promissory note (the “Note”) in the amount of up to $699,999 to certain affiliates of Constellation Sponsor GmbH & Co. KG (the “Sponsor”). The proceeds of the Note, which may be drawn down from time to time until the Company consummates its initial business combination, will be used as general working capital purposes. The Note bears no interest and is payable in full upon the earlier to occur of (i) twenty-four (24) months from the closing of the initial public offering (or such later date as may be extended in accordance with the terms of the Company’s memorandum and articles of association) or (ii) the consummation of the Company’s business combination. A failure to pay the principal within five business days of the date specified above or the commencement of a voluntary or involuntary bankruptcy action shall be deemed an event of default, in which case the Note may be accelerated. The affiliates of the Sponsor had the option to convert any unpaid balance of the Note into private placement warrants (the “Conversion Warrants”), each warrant exercisable for one ordinary share of the Company at an exercise price of $1.50 per share. The terms of the Conversion Warrants would be identical to the warrants issued by the Company to affiliates of the Sponsor in a private placement that was consummated in connection with the Company’s initial public offering. The affiliates of the Sponsor shall be entitled to certain registration rights relating to the Conversion Warrants. On May 3, 2021, the Note was amended to remove the option to convert any unpaid balance of the Note into private placement warrants. As of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, there were $0 outstanding under the Note, respectively.

 

Administrative Support Agreement

The Company has agreed, commencing on the date of the securities of the Company are first listed on The New York Stock Exchange (the “Listing Date”), to pay the Sponsor up to $10,000 per month for office space, utilities and secretarial and administrative support, and other obligations of the sponsor. Upon completion of the initial Business Combination or the Company’s liquidation, the Company will cease paying these monthly fees. For the nine months ended September 30, 2021, the Company has recorded no administrative service fees.

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Working Capital Loans

 

In order to finance transaction costs in connection with a Business Combination, the Sponsor or any of its affiliates or certain of the Company’s officers and directors may, but are not obligated to, loan the Company funds 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 released to the Company. Otherwise, the Working Capital Loans would be repaid only out of funds held outside the Trust Account. In the event that a Business Combination does not close, the Company 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 warrants of the post-Business Combination company at a price of $1.50 per warrant at the option of the lender. As of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, there were $0 outstanding under the Working Capital Loans, respectively.

 

Note 7 — Commitments and Contingencies

 

Registration Rights

 

The holders of the Founder Shares, Private Placement Warrants, Class A ordinary shares underlying the Private Placement Warrants and warrants that may be issued upon conversion of Working Capital Loans (and any Class A ordinary shares issuable upon the exercise of the Private Placement Warrants and warrants that may be issued upon conversion of Working Capital Loans) will be entitled to registration rights pursuant to a registration and shareholder rights agreement to be signed prior to or on the effective date of the IPO. The holders of these securities are entitled to make up to three demands, excluding short form demands, that the Company registers such securities. In addition, the holders have certain “piggy-back” registration rights with respect to registration statements filed subsequent to the completion of the initial Business Combination. In addition, the holders have certain “piggy-back” registration rights with respect to registration statements filed subsequent to the completion of a Business Combination and rights to require the Company to register for resale such securities pursuant to Rule 415 under the Securities Act. In addition, if the Sponsor affiliates acquire shares in the IPO, they would become affiliates (as defined in the Securities Act) of the Company following the IPO, and the Company would file a registration statement following the IPO to register the resale of the Public Shares purchased by the Sponsor affiliates (or their nominees) in the IPO. The Sponsor affiliates will not be subject to any lock-up period with respect to any Public Shares they may purchase. The registration rights agreement does not contain liquidated damages or other cash settlement provisions resulting from delays in registering the Company’s securities. The Company will bear the expenses incurred in connection with the filing of any such registration statements.

 

Underwriting Agreement

 

The underwriter had a 45-day option from the date of the IPO to purchase up to an aggregate of 4,500,000 additional Units at the public offering price less the underwriting commissions to cover over-allotments, if any. On January 29, 2021, the underwriters partially exercised the over-allotment option to purchase 1,000,000 Units, and was paid an underwriting discount in aggregate of $6,200,000. As of March 15, 2021, the remaining over-allotment option expired.

 

Additionally, the underwriters will be entitled to a deferred underwriting discount of 3.5% of the gross proceeds of the IPO held in the Trust Account, or $10,850,000, upon the completion of the Company’s initial Business Combination subject to the terms of the underwriting agreement.

 

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Note 8 — Shareholders’ Equity (Deficit)

 

Preference SharesThe Company is authorized to issue a total of 1,000,000 preference shares at par value of $0.0001 each. At September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, there were no shares of preference shares issued or outstanding.

 

Class A Ordinary Shares — The Company is authorized to issue a total of 200,000,000 Class A ordinary shares at par value of $0.0001 each. At September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, there were 0 shares issued and outstanding, excluding 31,000,000 and no shares subject to possible redemption, respectively.

 

Class B Ordinary Shares — The Company is authorized to issue a total of 20,000,000 Class B ordinary shares at par value of $0.0001 each. At September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, there were 7,750,000 and 8,625,000 shares issued and outstanding, respectively.

 

The Sponsor, officers and directors have agreed not to transfer, assign or sell any of their Founder Shares until the earlier to occur of (i) one year after the date of the consummation of the initial Business Combination or (ii) subsequent to the initial Business Combination, (x) if the closing price of the Class A ordinary shares equals or exceeds $12.00 per share (as adjusted for share sub-divisions, share capitalizations, reorganizations, recapitalizations and the like) for any 20 trading days within any 30-trading day period commencing at least 150 days after the initial Business Combination, or (y) the date on which the Company complete a liquidation, merger, share exchange, reorganization or other similar transaction that results in all of the public shareholders having the right to exchange their ordinary shares for cash, securities or other property.

 

The Founder Shares will automatically convert into Class A ordinary shares on the first business day following the consummation of the initial Business Combination at a ratio such that the number of Class A ordinary shares issuable upon conversion of all Founder Shares will equal, in the aggregate, on an as-converted basis, 20% of the sum of (i) the total number of ordinary shares issued and outstanding upon completion of the IPO, plus (ii) the sum of the total number of Class A ordinary shares issued or deemed issued or issuable upon conversion or exercise of any equity-linked securities or rights issued or deemed issued, by the Company in connection with or in relation to the consummation of the initial Business Combination, excluding any Class A ordinary shares or equity-linked securities exercisable for or convertible into Class A ordinary shares issued, deemed issued, or to be issued, to any seller in the initial Business Combination and any Private Placement Warrants issued to the Sponsor, officers and directors or any of their affiliates upon conversion of Working Capital Loans. In no event will the Class B ordinary shares convert into Class A ordinary shares at a rate of less than one to one.

 

Holders of the Class A ordinary shares and holders of the Class B ordinary shares will vote together as a single class on all matters submitted to a vote of the Company’s shareholders, with each share of ordinary shares entitling the holder to one vote.

 

Note 9 — Fair Value Measurements

 

The following table presents information about the Company’s assets and liabilities that are measured at fair value on a recurring basis at September 30, 2021, and indicates the fair value hierarchy of the valuation inputs the Company utilized to determine such fair value:

 

   September 30,   Quoted
Prices In
Active
Markets
   Significant
Other
Observable
Inputs
   Significant
Other
Unobservable
Inputs
 
   2021   (Level 1)   (Level 2)   (Level 3) 
Assets:                
U.S Treasury Securities held in Trust Account  $310,037,509   $310,037,509   $
          —
   $
      —
 
   $310,037,509   $310,037,509   $
   $
 
Liabilities:                    
Public Warrant Liability  $6,896,367   $6,896,367   $
   $
 
Private Warrant Liability   3,722,254    
    
    3,722,254 
   $10,708,620   $6,896,367   $
   $3,722,254 

 

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There were no assets or liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis as of December 31, 2020. The Warrants are accounted for as liabilities in accordance with ASC 815-40 and are presented within warrant liabilities on the Condensed Balance Sheets. The warrant liabilities are measured at fair value at inception and on a recurring basis, with changes in fair value presented within change in fair value of warrant liabilities in the Condensed Statement of Operations.

 

The Company established the initial fair value for the Public Warrants on January 29, 2021, the date of the Company’s Initial Public Offering, using a Monte Carlo simulation model, and for the Private Warrants on January 29, 2021, using a Black Scholes Model. As of September 30, 2021, the fair value for the Private Warrants was estimated using a Black Scholes Model, and the fair value of the Public Warrants by reference to the quoted market price of the warrants. The Public and Private Warrants were classified as Level 3 at the initial measurement date, and the Private Warrants were classified as Level 3 as of September 30, 2021 due to the use of unobservable inputs. Transfers between levels are recognized at the end of each quarterly reporting period. As of March 31, 2021, the Public Warrants were reclassified from a Level 3 to a Level 1 classification due to use of the observed trading price of the separated Public Warrants.

 

The following table presents the changes in the fair value of Level 3 warrant liabilities:

 

   Warrant
Liabilities
 
Fair Value as of December 31, 2020  $
-
 
Initial measurement on January 29, 2021   30,954,321 
Change in fair value   (20,829,201)
Public Warrant Liability transferred to Level 1   (6,613,333)
Fair Value as of March 31, 2021   3,511,787 
Change in fair value   1,468,347 
Fair Value as of June 30, 2021  $4,980,134 
Change in fair value   (1,127,880)
Fair Value as of September 30, 2021  $3,722,254 

 

At September 30, 2021, the estimated fair value of the Private Placement Warrants is determined using Level 3 inputs. Inherent in level 3 inputs assumptions related to expected stock-price volatility, expected life, risk-free interest rate and dividend yield. The Company estimates the volatility of its ordinary share warrants based on implied volatility from the Company's traded warrants and from historical volatility of select peer companies. 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 remaining at zero.

 

The key inputs into the Black Scholes Model as of September 30, 2021 were as follows:

 

Inputs  September 30,
2021
 
Risk-free interest rate   1.09%
Dividend rate   0.00%
Expected term remaining (years)   5.67 
Volatility before Initial Business Combination   10.0%
Volatility after Initial Business Combination   11.9%
Stock price  $9.76 
Exercise Price  $11.50 

 

Note 10 — Subsequent Events

 

The Company evaluated subsequent events and transactions that occurred after the balance sheet date up to the date that the condensed financial statements were issued. Based on this review, the Company determined no events have occurred that would require adjustments to the disclosures in the condensed financial statements.

 

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

 

References to the “Company,” “Constellation Acquisition Corp I,” “our,” “us” or “we” refer to Constellation Acquisition Corp I. The following discussion and analysis of the Company’s financial condition and results of operations should be read in conjunction with the unaudited interim condensed financial statements and the notes thereto contained elsewhere in this report. Certain information contained in the discussion and analysis set forth below includes forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties.

 

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

 

This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Exchange Act. We have based these forward-looking statements on our current expectations and projections about future events. These forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and assumptions about us that may cause our actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as “may,” “should,” “could,” “would,” “expect,” “plan,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “continue,” or the negative of such terms or other similar expressions. Factors that might cause or contribute to such a discrepancy include, but are not limited to, those described in our other SEC filings.

 

Overview

 

We are a blank check company incorporated in Cayman Islands on November 20, 2020. We were formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses (the “Business Combination”).

 

Our Sponsor is Constellation Sponsor GmbH & Co. KG, a German limited partnership. The registration statement for the Initial Public Offering was declared effective on January 26, 2021. On January 29, 2021, we consummated the Initial Public Offering of 31,000,000 Units, at $10.00 per Unit, generating gross proceeds of $310.0 million, and incurring offering costs of $17,586,741 million, inclusive of $10,850,000 million in deferred underwriting commissions.

 

Simultaneously with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, we consummated the Private Placement of 5,466,667 Private Placement Warrants, at a price of $1.50 per Private Placement Warrant to our Sponsor, generating gross proceeds to us of $8.2 million.

 

Upon the closing of the Initial Public Offering and the Private Placement, $310.00 million ($10.00 per Unit) of the net proceeds of the Initial Public Offering and certain of the proceeds of the Private Placement was placed in the Trust Account and was invested in permitted United States “government securities” within the meaning of Section 2(a)(16) of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, having a maturity of 185 days or less or in money market funds meeting certain conditions under Rule 2a-7 promulgated under the Investment Company Act that invest only in direct U.S. government treasury obligations.

 

Our management has broad discretion with respect to the specific application of the net proceeds of the Initial Public Offering and the sale of the Private Placement Warrants, although substantially all of the net proceeds are intended to be applied generally toward consummating a Business Combination.

 

We will only have 24 months from the closing of the Initial Public Offering, or January 29, 2023, to complete our initial Business Combination (the “Combination Period”). If we do not complete a Business Combination within this period of time, we will (i) cease all operations except for the purposes of winding up; (ii) as promptly as reasonably possible, but not more than ten business days thereafter, redeem the Public Shares for a per share pro rata portion of the Trust Account, including interest and not previously released to us to fund our working capital requirements (less taxes payable and up to $100,000 of such net interest to pay dissolution expenses) and (iii) as promptly as possible following such redemption, dissolve and liquidate the balance of our net assets to our remaining shareholders, as part of our plan of dissolution and liquidation. Our Sponsor and our executive officers and independent director nominees (the “initial stockholders”) entered into a letter agreement with us, pursuant to which they have waived their rights to participate in any redemption with respect to their Founder Shares; however, if the initial shareholders or any of our officers, directors or affiliates acquire ordinary shares in or after the Initial Public Offering, they will be entitled to a pro rata share of the Trust Account upon our redemption or liquidation in the event we do not complete a Business Combination within the required time period. In the event of such distribution, it is possible that the per share value of the residual assets remaining available for distribution (including Trust Account assets) will be less than the Initial Public Offering price per Unit in the Initial Public Offering.

 

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Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

 As of September 30, 2021, the Company had approximately $484,000 in its operating bank account, and working capital of approximately $220,000.

 

If the Company's estimates 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, the Company may have insufficient funds available to operate its business prior to an Initial Business Combination. Moreover, the Company may need to obtain additional financing either to complete an Initial Business Combination or because it becomes obligated to redeem a significant number of its public shares upon completion of an Initial Business Combination, in which case the Company may issue additional securities or incur debt in connection with such Initial Business Combination.

 

The Company does not have sufficient liquidity to meet its anticipated obligations over the next year from the date of issuance of these financial statements. 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,” management has determined that the Company has access to funds from the Sponsor, which is described in Note 6, and the Sponsor has the financial ability to provide such funds, that are sufficient to fund the working capital needs of the Company until the earlier of the consummation of the Business Combination and one year from the date of issuance of these financial statements.

 

These financial statements do not include any adjustments relating to the recovery of the recorded assets or the classification of the liabilities that might be necessary should the Company be unable to continue as a going concern.

 

Management continues to evaluate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and has concluded that the specific impact is not readily determinable as of the date of the balance sheet. The financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty.

 

Results of Operations

 

Our entire activity from inception through September 30, 2021 related to our formation, the preparation for the Initial Public Offering, and since the closing of the Initial Public Offering, the search for a prospective initial Business Combination. We have neither engaged in any operations nor generated any revenues to date. We will not generate any operating revenues until after completion of our initial Business Combination. We will generate non-operating income in the form of interest income and dividends on investments held in Trust Account. We expect to incur increased expenses as a result of being a public company (for legal, financial reporting, accounting and auditing compliance), as well as for due diligence expenses.

 

For the three months ended September 30, 2021, we had a net income of approximately $2.7 million, which included a gain from the change in fair value of warrant liabilities of $3.6 million and a loss from operations of $0.9 million.

 

For the nine months ended September 30, 2021, we had a net income of approximately $15.3 million, which included by a gain from the change in fair value of warrant liabilities of $17.6 million, offset by a loss from operations of $1.3 million and offering cost expense allocated to warrants of $1.1 million.

 

Our business activities from inception to September 30, 2021 consisted primarily of our formation and completing our IPO, and since the offering, our activity has been limited to identifying and evaluating prospective acquisition targets for a Business Combination.

 

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Contractual Obligations

 

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

 

Registration Rights

 

The initial shareholders and holders of the Private Placement Warrants will be entitled to registration rights pursuant to a registration rights agreement. The initial shareholders and holders of the Private Placement Warrants will be entitled to make up to three demands, excluding short form registration demands, that register such securities for sale under the Securities Act. In addition, these holders will have “piggy-back” registration rights to include their securities in other registration statements filed by us. We will bear the expenses incurred in connection with the filing of any such registration statements.

 

Underwriting Agreement

 

We paid an underwriting discount of 2% of the per Unit offering price, or approximately $6,200,000 million in the aggregate at the closing of the Initial Public Offering, and agreed to pay an additional fee (the “Deferred Underwriting Fees”) of 3.5% of the gross offering proceeds, or approximately $10,850,000 in the aggregate upon the Company’s completion of an Initial Business Combination. The Deferred Underwriting Fees will become payable to the underwriters from the amounts held in the Trust Account solely in the event the Company completes its initial Business Combination.

 

Critical Accounting Policies

 

This management’s discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operations is based on our unaudited condensed financial statements, which have been prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP. The preparation of these unaudited condensed financial statements requires us to make estimates and judgments that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses and the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities in our unaudited condensed financial statements. On an ongoing basis, we evaluate our estimates and judgments, including those related to fair value of financial instruments and accrued expenses. We base our estimates on historical experience, known trends and events and various other factors that we believe to be reasonable under the circumstances, the results of which form the basis for making judgments about the carrying values of assets and liabilities that are not readily apparent from other sources. Actual results may differ from these estimates under different assumptions or conditions.

 

Except as set forth below, there have been no significant changes in our critical accounting policies as discussed in the final prospectus filed by us with the SEC on January 29, 2021.

 

Warrant Liability

 

We evaluated the Warrants in accordance with ASC 815-40, “Derivatives and Hedging — Contracts in Entity’s Own Equity”, and concluded that a provision in the Warrant Agreement related to certain tender or exchange offers as well as provisions that provided for potential changes to the settlement amounts dependent upon the characteristics of the holder of the warrant, precludes the Warrants from being accounted for as components of equity. As the Warrants meet the definition of a derivative as contemplated in ASC 815 and are not eligible for an exception from derivative accounting, the Warrants are recorded as derivative liabilities on the Balance Sheet and measured at fair value at inception (on the date of the IPO) and at each reporting date in accordance with ASC 820, “Fair Value Measurement”, with changes in fair value recognized in the Statement of Operations in the period of change.

 

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Class A Ordinary Shares Subject to Possible Redemption

 

All of the 31,000,000 Class A Ordinary shares sold as part of the Units in the Public Offering contain a redemption feature which allows for the redemption of such public shares in connection with the Company’s liquidation, if there is a shareholder vote or tender offer in connection with the Business Combination and in connection with certain amendments to the Company’s second amended and restated certificate of incorporation. In accordance with SEC and its staff’s guidance on redeemable equity instruments, which has been codified in ASC 480-10-S99, redemption provisions not solely within the control of the Company require Ordinary shares subject to redemption to be classified outside of permanent equity. Ordinary liquidation events, which involve the redemption and liquidation of all of the entity’s equity instruments, are excluded from the provisions of ASC 480. Accordingly, at September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, all shares of Class A Ordinary shares subject to possible redemption is presented as temporary equity, outside of the shareholders’ equity section of the Company’s condensed balance sheets, respectively.  

 

Net Income Per Ordinary Share

 

The Company complies with accounting and disclosure requirements of FASB ASC Topic 260, Earnings Per Share. Net income per share is computed by dividing net income (loss) by the weighted average number of ordinary shares outstanding during the period, excluding ordinary shares subject to forfeiture. The Company has not considered the effect of the warrants sold in the IPO and the Private Placement to purchase an aggregate of 15,800,000 Class A ordinary shares in the calculation of diluted income per ordinary share, since the exercise of the warrants are contingent upon the occurrence of future events. As a result, diluted income per share is the same as basic income per share for the period presented.

 

Basic and diluted net income per ordinary share for Class A ordinary shares and Class B ordinary shares is calculated by dividing net income attributable to the Company by the weighted average number of Class A ordinary shares and Class B ordinary shares outstanding, allocated proportionally to each class of ordinary shares. Accretion associated with the redeemable Class A ordinary shares is excluded from earnings per share as the redemption value approximates fair value.

 

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

 

In August 2020, the FASB issued ASU 2020-06, Debt-Debt with Conversion and Other Options (Subtopic 470-20) and Derivatives and Hedging-Contracts in Entity’s Own Equity (Subtopic 815-40): Accounting for Convertible Instruments and Contracts in an Entity’s Own Equity (“ASU 2020-06”), which simplifies accounting for convertible instruments by removing major separation models required under current GAAP. The ASU also removes certain settlement conditions that are required for equity-linked contracts to qualify for scope exception, and it simplifies the diluted earnings per share calculation in certain areas. The Company adopted ASU 2020-06 on January 1, 2021. Adoption of the ASU did not impact the Company’s financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

 

Our management does not believe that any other recently issued, but not effective, accounting standards, if currently adopted, would have a material effect on the accompanying financial statements.

 

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

 

As of September 30, 2021, we did not have any off-balance sheet arrangements as defined in Item 303(a)(4)(ii) of Regulation S-K.

 

Inflation

 

We do not believe that inflation had a material impact on our business, revenues or operating results during the period presented.

  

JOBS Act

 

The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012 (the “JOBS Act”) contains provisions that, among other things, relax certain reporting requirements for qualifying public companies. We qualify as an “emerging growth company” and under the JOBS Act are allowed to comply with new or revised accounting pronouncements based on the effective date for private (not publicly traded) companies. We are electing to delay the adoption of new or revised accounting standards, and as a result, we may not comply with new or revised accounting standards on the relevant dates on which adoption of such standards is required for non-emerging growth companies. As a result, the financial statements may not be comparable to companies that comply with new or revised accounting pronouncements as of public company effective dates.

 

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Additionally, we are in the process of evaluating the benefits of relying on the other reduced reporting requirements provided by the JOBS Act. Subject to certain conditions set forth in the JOBS Act, if, as an “emerging growth company,” we choose to rely on such exemptions we may not be required to, among other things, (i) provide an auditor’s attestation report on our system of internal controls over financial reporting pursuant to Section 404, (ii) provide all of the compensation disclosure that may be required of non-emerging growth public companies under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, (iii) comply with any requirement that may be adopted by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board regarding mandatory audit firm rotation or a supplement to the auditor’s report providing additional information about the audit and the financial statements (auditor discussion and analysis) and (iv) disclose certain executive compensation related items such as the correlation between executive compensation and performance and comparisons of the CEO’s compensation to median employee compensation. These exemptions will apply for a period of five years following the completion of our Initial Public Offering or until we are no longer an “emerging growth company,” whichever is earlier.

 

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

 

Disclosure controls and procedures are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by us in our Exchange Act reports is recorded, processed, summarized, and reported within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms, and that such information is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our principal executive officer and principal financial officer or persons performing similar functions, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

 

Under the supervision and with the participation of our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, we conducted an evaluation of the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures as of the end of the fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2021, as such term is defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Exchange Act. Based on this evaluation, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer have concluded that during the period covered by this report, our disclosure controls and procedures were effective at a reasonable assurance level and, accordingly, provided reasonable assurance that the information required to be disclosed by us in reports filed under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms.

  

Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting

 

There was no change in our internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the quarter ended September 30, 2021 covered by this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting. The material weakness discussed below was remediated during the quarter ended September 30, 2021. 

 

Remediation of a Material Weakness in Internal Control over Financial Reporting

 

We recognize the importance of the control environment as it sets the overall tone for the Company and is the foundation for all other components of internal control. Consequently, we designed and implemented remediation measures to address the material weakness previously identified in the 2nd quarter of 2021 and enhance our internal control over financial reporting. In light of the material weakness, we enhanced our processes to identify and appropriately apply applicable accounting requirements to better evaluate and understand the nuances of the complex accounting standards that apply to our condensed consolidated financial statements, including providing enhanced access to accounting literature, research materials and documents and increased communication among our personnel and third-party professionals with whom we consult regarding complex accounting applications. The foregoing actions, which we believe remediated the material weakness in internal control over financial reporting, were completed as of the date of June 30, 2021.

 

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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 on Form 10-Q are any of the risks described below as well as any risks described in our final prospectus relating to the Initial Public Offering dated January 26, 2021 filed with the SEC on January 26, 2021 (the “Prospectus”). 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.

 

Our warrants are accounted for as liabilities and the changes in value of our warrants could have a material effect on our financial results and thus may have an adverse effect on the market price of our securities.

 

On April 12, 2021, the staff of the SEC (the “SEC Staff”) issued a public statement entitled “Staff Statement on Accounting and Reporting Considerations for Warrants issued by Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (“SPACs”) (the “SEC Staff Statement”). In the SEC Staff Statement, the SEC Staff expressed its view that certain terms and conditions common to SPAC warrants may require the warrants to be classified as liabilities on the SPAC’s balance sheet as opposed to equity. As a result of the SEC Staff Statement, we reevaluated the accounting treatment of our 31,000,000 Public Warrants and 5,466,667 Private Placement Warrants, and determined to classify the warrants as derivative liabilities measured at fair value, with changes in fair value each period reported in earnings.

 

As a result, included on our condensed balance sheet as of September 30, 2021 contained elsewhere in this Quarterly Report are derivative liabilities related to embedded features contained within our warrants. ASC 815, Derivatives and Hedging, provides for the remeasurement of the fair value of such derivatives at each balance sheet date, with a resulting non-cash gain or loss related to the change in the fair value being recognized in earnings in the statement of operations. As a result of the recurring fair value measurement, our financial statements and results of operations may fluctuate quarterly, based on factors, which are outside of our control. Due to the recurring fair value measurement, we expect that we will recognize non-cash gains or losses on our warrants each reporting period and that the amount of such gains or losses could be material. The impact of changes in fair value on earnings may have an adverse effect on the market price of our securities.

 

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

 

In November 2020, an executive officer purchased 8,625,000 shares of Class B ordinary shares for a capital contribution of $25,000, or approximately $0.003 per share. In December 2020, such 8,625,000 shares of the Company’s Class B ordinary shares were transferred to the Sponsor for $25,000, of which up to 1,125,0000 shares were subject to forfeiture if the over-allotment option was not exercised by the underwriters in full. On January 29, 2021, the underwriters partially exercised their over-allotment option; hence, 250,000 Founder Shares are no longer subject to forfeiture and the Sponsor holds 7,800,000 Class B ordinary shares. In January 2021, our sponsor transferred 43,125 shares of Class B ordinary shares to each of our independent directors. In March 2021, each independent director forfeited 4,374 Class B ordinary shares as a result of the partial exercise of the underwriter’s overallotment option. Prior to the initial investment in the company of $25,000 by our Sponsor, the Company had no assets, tangible or intangible. The per share price was determined by dividing the amount of cash contributed to the company by the number of founder shares issued.

 

Our Sponsor is an accredited investor for purposes of Rule 501 of Regulation D. Each of the equity holders in our Sponsor is an accredited investor under Rule 501 of Regulation D. The sole business of our Sponsor is to act as the Company’s sponsor in connection with this offering. The limited liability company agreement of our Sponsor provides that its membership interests may only be transferred to our officers or directors or other persons affiliated with our Sponsor, or in connection with estate planning transfers.

 

Substantially concurrently with the closing of our Initial Public Offering, pursuant to the Private Placement Warrants Purchase Agreement, the Company completed the private sale of an aggregate of 5,466,667 warrants (the “Private Placement Warrants”) to our Sponsor at a purchase price of $1.50 per Private Placement Warrant, generating gross proceeds to the Company of $8,200,000. The Private Placement Warrants are identical to the Warrants sold in the Initial Public Offering, except that the Private Placement Warrants, so long as they are held by our Sponsor or its permitted transferees, (i) are not redeemable by the Company, (ii) may not (including the Class A ordinary shares issuable upon exercise of such Private Placement Warrants), subject to certain limited exceptions, be transferred, assigned or sold by such holders until 30 days after the completion of the Company’s initial business combination, (iii) may be exercised by the holders on a cashless basis and (iv) will be entitled to registration rights. No underwriting discounts or commissions were paid with respect to such sale. The issuance of the Private Placement Warrants was made pursuant to the exemption from registration contained in Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

 

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.

 

Exhibit Number

  Description
31.1*   Certification of Chief Executive Officer (Principal Executive Officer) Pursuant to Rules 13a-14(a) and 15d-14(a) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as Adopted Pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
31.2*   Certification of Chief Financial Officer (Principal Financial and Accounting Officer) Pursuant to Rules 13a-14(a) and 15d-14(a) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as Adopted Pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
32.1**   Certification of Chief Executive Officer (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 Chief Financial Officer (Principal Financial and Accounting Officer) Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as Adopted Pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
101.INS   Inline XBRL Instance Document
101.SCH   Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document.
101.CAL   Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document.
101.DEF   Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document.
101.LAB   Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document.
101.PRE   Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document.
104   Cover Page Interactive Data File (formatted as Inline XBRL and contained in Exhibit 101).

 

 

*Filed herewith.

 

**These certifications are furnished to the SEC pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and are deemed not filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, nor shall they be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.

 

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SIGNATURE

 

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

 

  By: /s/ Thomas Stapp
    Name:   Thomas Stapp
    Title: Chief Financial Officer

 

Dated: November 12, 2021

 

 

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EX-31.1 2 f10q0921ex31-1_constel1.htm CERTIFICATION

EXHIBIT 31.1

 

CERTIFICATION
PURSUANT TO RULES 13a-14(a) AND 15d-14(a)
UNDER THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934, AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO
SECTION 302 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002

 

I, Klaus Kleinfeld, certify that:

 

1.I have reviewed this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2021 of Constellation Acquisition Corp I;

 

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 officers 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)) 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.[Paragraph omitted pursuant to SEC Release Nos. 33-8238/34-47986 and 33-8392/34-49313];

 

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 officers 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 controls over financial reporting.

 

Date: November 12, 2021   By: /s/ Klaus Kleinfeld
    Name: Klaus Kleinfeld
    Title: Chief Executive Officer

 

EX-31.2 3 f10q0921ex31-2_constel1.htm CERTIFICATION

EXHIBIT 31.2

 

CERTIFICATION
PURSUANT TO RULES 13a-14(a) AND 15d-14(a)
UNDER THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934, AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO
SECTION 302 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002

 

I, Thomas Stapp, certify that:

 

1.I have reviewed this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2021 of Constellation Acquisition Corp I;

 

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 officers 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)) 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.[Paragraph omitted pursuant to SEC Release Nos. 33-8238/34-47986 and 33-8392/34-49313];

 

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 officers 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 controls over financial reporting.

 

Date: November 12, 2021 By: /s/ Thomas Stapp
    Name: Thomas Stapp
    Title: Chief Financial Officer

 

EX-32.1 4 f10q0921ex32-1_constel1.htm CERTIFICATION

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 Constellation Acquisition Corp I (the “Company”) on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2021, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on the date hereof (the “Report”), I, Klaus Kleinfeld, Chief Executive Officer of the Company, certify, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, that, to my knowledge:

 

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

 

(2)the information contained in the Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the Company.

 

Date: November 12, 2021 By: /s/ Klaus Kleinfeld
    Name: Klaus Kleinfeld
    Title: Chief Executive Officer

 

 

 

EX-32.2 5 f10q0921ex32-2_constel1.htm CERTIFICATION

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 Constellation Acquisition Corp I (the “Company”) on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2021, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on the date hereof (the “Report”), I, Thomas Stapp, Chief Financial Officer of the Company, certify, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, that, to my knowledge:

 

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

 

(2)the information contained in the Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the Company.

 

Date: November 12, 2021 By: /s/ Thomas Stapp
    Name: Thomas Stapp
    Title: Chief Financial Officer

 

 

 

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