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As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 1, 2021
No. 333-      
UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
FORM S-1
REGISTRATION STATEMENT
UNDER
THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933
Revolution Healthcare Acquisition Corp.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
6770
(Primary Standard Industrial
Classification Code Number)
86-1403778
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
20 University Road
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138
(617) 234-7000
(Address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of registrant’s principal executive offices)
Jay Markowitz
Chief Executive Officer
20 University Road
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138
(617) 234-7000
(Name, address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of agent for service)
Copies:
Jocelyn Arel
Daniel J. Espinoza
Yasin E. Akbari
Janet Hsueh
Goodwin Procter LLP
100 Northern Avenue
Boston, MA 02210
Tel: (617) 570-1000
Christian O. Nagler
Sean T. Wheeler, P.C.
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
601 Lexington Avenue
New York, New York 10022
Tel: (212) 446-4800
Approximate date of commencement of proposed sale to the public: As soon as practicable after the effective date of this registration statement.
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Emerging growth company ☒
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CALCULATION OF REGISTRATION FEE
Title of Each Class of Security Being Registered
Amount Being
Registered
Proposed
Maximum
Offering Price
per Security(1)
Proposed
Maximum
Aggregate
Offering
Price(1)
Amount of
Registration
Fee
SAILSM securities, each consisting of one share of Class A common stock, $0.0001 par value, and one-fifth of one redeemable warrant(2)
57,500,000 SAILSM
securities
$ 10.00 $ 575,000,000 $ 62,733
Shares of Class A common stock included as part of the SAILSM securities(3)
7,500,000 shares
(4)
Redeemable warrants included as part of the SAILSM securities(3)
11,500,000 warrants
(4)
Total
$ 575,000,000 $ 62,733
(1)
Estimated solely for the purpose of calculating the registration fee.
(2)
Includes 7,500,000 SAILSM securities, consisting of 7,500,000 shares of Class A common stock and 1,500,000 redeemable warrants, which may be issued upon exercise of a 45-day option granted to the underwriter to cover over-allotments, if any.
(3)
Pursuant to Rule 416(a), there are also being registered an indeterminable number of additional securities as may be offered or issued to prevent dilution resulting from stock splits, stock dividends, or similar transactions.
(4)
No fee pursuant to Rule 457(g).
The Registrant hereby amends this Registration Statement on such date or dates as may be necessary to delay its effective date until the Registrant shall file a further amendment which specifically states that this Registration Statement shall thereafter become effective in accordance with Section 8(a) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or until the Registration Statement shall become effective on such date as the Securities and Exchange Commission, acting pursuant to said Section 8(a), may determine.

The information in this preliminary prospectus is not complete and may be changed. We may not sell these securities until the registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission is effective. This preliminary prospectus is not an offer to sell these securities and it is not soliciting an offer to buy these securities in any jurisdiction where the offer or sale is not permitted.
SUBJECT TO COMPLETION,
DATED MARCH 1, 2021
PRELIMINARY PROSPECTUS
$500,000,000
Revolution Healthcare Acquisition Corp.
50,000,000 SAILSM
(Stakeholder Aligned Initial Listing) Securities
Revolution Healthcare Acquisition Corp. is a newly organized blank check company formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses or entities, which we refer to as our initial business combination. We have not selected any business combination target and we have not, nor has anyone on our behalf, initiated any substantive discussions, directly or indirectly, with any business combination target. We will not be limited to a particular industry or geographic region in our identification and acquisition of a target company.
This is an initial public offering of our securities. Each SAILSM security has an offering price of   $10.00 and consists of one share of Class A common stock and one-fifth of one redeemable warrant. Each whole warrant entitles the holder thereof to purchase one share of Class A common stock at a price of   $11.50 per share, subject to adjustment, terms and limitations as described herein. The underwriter has a 45-day option from the date of this prospectus to purchase up to 7,500,000 additional SAILSM securities to cover over-allotments, if any.
We will provide our public stockholders with the opportunity to redeem all or a portion of their shares of Class A common stock upon the completion of our initial business combination, subject to the limitations as described herein. If we have not consummated an initial business combination within 24 months from the closing of this offering (or such later date as approved by holders of a majority of shares of our outstanding common stock that are voted at a meeting to extend such date, voting together as a single class), we will redeem 100% of the public shares for cash, subject to applicable law and certain conditions as described herein.
Our sponsor, REV Sponsor LLC, has agreed to purchase an aggregate of 11,333,333 warrants (or 12,333,333 warrants if the underwriter’s over-allotment option is exercised in full), each exercisable to purchase one share of Class A common stock at $11.50 per share, subject to adjustment, at a price of   $1.50 per warrant, in a private placement to occur concurrently with the closing of this offering.
Our sponsor and Health Assurance Economy Foundation, a charitable foundation, currently own 2,731,250 and 143,750 shares of Class B common stock or “alignment shares”, respectively (up to 356,250 and 18,750 of which are subject to forfeiture depending on the extent to which the underwriter’s over-allotment option is exercised, respectively), which will collectively represent 5% of the shares of common stock issued in this offering. On the last day of each “measurement period” ​(as defined below), which will occur annually over ten fiscal years following consummation of our initial business combination (and, with respect to any measurement period in which we have a change of control or in which we liquidate, dissolve or wind up, on the business day immediately prior to such event instead of on the last day of such measurement period), 287,500 (or 250,000 if the over-allotment option is not exercised) of the shares of Class B common stock will automatically convert into shares of Class A common stock based upon the Total Return (as further described herein) of the Closing Share Count (as further described herein) as of the relevant measurement date above the Price Threshold (as further described herein). The alignment shares will be entitled to a number of votes representing 20% of our outstanding common stock prior to the completion of our initial business combination. Following completion of our initial business combination, the alignment shares will be entitled to one vote per share. Holders of the Class B common stock will have the right to elect all of our directors prior to our initial business combination. On any other matter submitted to a vote of our stockholders, holders of the Class B common stock and holders of the Class A common stock will vote together as a single class, except as required by applicable law or the applicable rules of the Nasdaq Capital Market, or “Nasdaq,” then in effect.
Currently, there is no public market for our securities. We intend to apply to have our SAILSM securities listed on Nasdaq under the symbol “REVHU.” We expect that the shares of Class A common stock and warrants comprising the SAILSM securities will begin separate trading on Nasdaq under the symbols “REVH” and “REVHW,” respectively, on the 52nd day following the date of this prospectus unless the underwriter permits earlier separate trading and we have satisfied certain conditions.
We are an “emerging growth company” under applicable federal securities laws and will be subject to reduced public company reporting requirements.
Investing in our securities involves a high degree of risk. See “Risk Factors” beginning on page 34 for a discussion of information that should be considered in connection with an investment in our securities. Investors will not be entitled to protections normally afforded to investors in Rule 419 blank check offerings.
Neither the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) nor any state securities commission has approved or disapproved of these securities or determined if this prospectus is truthful or complete. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offense.
Per SAILSM security
Total
Public offering price
$ 10.00 $ 500,000,000
Underwriting discounts and commissions(1)
$ 0.55 $ 27,500,000
Proceeds, before expenses, to us
$ 9.45 $ 472,500,000
(1)
Includes $0.35 per SAILSM security, or $17,500,000 in the aggregate (or $20,125,000 in the aggregate if the underwriters over-allotment option is exercised in full), payable to the underwriter for deferred underwriting commissions to be placed in a trust account located in the United States as described herein and released to the underwriter only upon the consummation of an initial business combination. See alsoUnderwriting for a description of compensation and other items of value payable to the underwriter.
Of the proceeds we receive from this offering and the sale of the private placement warrants described in this prospectus, $500,000,000, or $575,000,000 if the underwriter’s over-allotment option is exercised in full ($10.00 per SAILSM security in either case), will be deposited into a U.S.-based trust account at J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, N.A. with Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company acting as trustee.
The underwriter is offering the SAILSM securities for sale on a firm commitment basis. The underwriter expects to deliver the SAILSM securities to the purchasers on or about           , 2021.
Sole Book-Running Manager
MORGAN STANLEY
The date of this prospectus is            , 2021

 
We are responsible for the information contained in this prospectus. We have not authorized anyone to provide you with different information, and neither we nor the underwriter take any responsibility for any other information others may give to you. We are not, and the underwriter is not, making an offer to sell securities in any jurisdiction where the offer or sale is not permitted. You should not assume that the information contained in this prospectus is accurate as of any date other than the date on the front of this prospectus.
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Until                  , 2021, all dealers that effect transactions in these securities, whether or not participating in this offering, may be required to deliver a prospectus. This is in addition to the dealer’s obligation to deliver a prospectus when acting as an underwriter and with respect to unsold allotments or subscriptions.
TRADEMARKS
This prospectus contains references to trademarks and service marks such as SAILSM belonging to an affiliate of Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC. Such affiliate has granted to us a non-exclusive right to use the SAILSM service mark until the completion of our initial business combination.
About the SAILSM (Stakeholder Aligned Initial Listing)
Revolution Healthcare Acquisition Corp. is a newly formed company by ARCH and General Catalyst, to execute its part in a broad mission of enabling the digital transformation of care, bringing disruptive innovation to the healthcare system through technology.
Revolution Healthcare Acquisition Corp. is structured to reflect the economic transformation of the industry. To achieve our mission, we have formed a new structure to remove friction, align stakeholder interests, and reward sustained, long-term performance. We call this new vehicle SAILSM, or Stakeholder Aligned Initial Listing. The incentive structure of the typical SPAC creates misalignment with target businesses and public market investors: the sponsor is entitled to a return on the sponsor shares regardless of the SPAC’s performance, and dilution attributable to sponsor shares is borne immediately. The SAILSM construct, however, uses a performance-based incentive structure to create alignment, designed to replicate a stock price-based return in the public markets:

Under the SAILSM structure, our initial stockholders will capture 20% to 30% of the year-of-year share-price performance (20% for first 30% performance, 30% thereafter) on all capital raised in connection with the transaction, which will include gross proceeds from the IPO and any subsequent capital raised in connection with the merger.

Our economics are contingent upon sustained performance-our initial stockholders will not earn returns on their alignment shares until our other stockholders do.
 
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Dilution will occur over time, also contingent upon sustained performance.
The key elements of our structure are summarized below and are explained further elsewhere in this prospectus:
Attribute
Conventional SPAC (Founder Shares)
SAILSM Alignment Shares
Alignment Shares

N/A–no performance based alignment shares in the traditional structure

In conventional SPAC structure, 20% of all shares issued and outstanding at IPO granted to sponsor, which converts to Class A shares immediately upon the completion of the business combination

Alignment shares equal to 5% of capital raised at IPO granted to the sponsor and the foundation

10% tranche of alignment shares to convert annually to Class A shares for 10 years following combination, converted at a variable amount contingent on price performance:

On the first 30% performance, conversion shares will be 20% of the increase in the sum of (i) the VWAP, calculated in accordance with “Description of Securities-Volume weighted average price” below of one share of Class A common stock, and (ii) the amount per share of any dividends or distributions paid during such measurement period (such sum, the “Total Return”), but in respect of the increase above the relevant Price Threshold (as defined below), multiplied by the sum (such sum (as proportionally adjusted to give effect to any stock splits, stock capitalizations, stock combinations, stock dividends, reorganizations, recapitalizations or any such similar transactions), the “Closing Share Count”) of (x) the number of shares of Class A common stock outstanding immediately after the closing of this offering and (y) if in connection with the initial business combination there are issued any shares of Class A shares or PIPE Securities (as defined below), the number of shares of Class A common stock so issued and the maximum number of shares of Class A common stock issuable (whether settled in shares or in cash) upon conversion or exercise of such PIPE Securities, divided by the Total Return

Above the first 30% performance, conversion shares will be 30% of the increase in Total Return of one Class A share (all else calculated same)

The “Price Threshold” will initially equal $10.00 for the first measurement period (as defined below) completion of the initial and will thereafter be adjusted at the beginning of each subsequent measurement period to be equal to the greater of (i) the VWAP for the immediately preceding fiscal year and (ii) the Price Threshold for the previous measurement period (in each case, as proportionally adjusted to give effect to any stock splits, stock capitalizations, stock combinations, stock dividends, reorganizations, recapitalizations or any such similar transactions)
 
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Attribute
Conventional SPAC (Founder Shares)
SAILSM Alignment Shares
Illustrative Sample Sponsor Economics

50,000,000 units offered at IPO implies 12,500,000 founder shares granted to sponsor, which converts to Class A shares immediately upon completion of the business combination ($125,000,000 value)

50,000,000 SAILSM securities offered at IPO implies 2,500,000 alignment shares granted to sponsor

No conversion to Class A shares immediately upon merger completion

In the case of 20% Total Return appreciation in the measurement period following the completion of the business combination, assuming a Closing Share Count of 50,000,000 (comprised of 50,000,000 Class A shares included as part of the SAILSM securities in this offering and no Class A shares issued subsequent to this offering, with such figures provided for illustrative purposes only) 10% of alignment shares (250,000 shares) will convert to 1,666,667 Class A shares ($20,000,000 value)

For a more detailed sample calculation see “Description of Securities—Alignment Shares”
Alignment with stakeholders

Sponsor’s incentives are not well-aligned with stakeholders (downside gains create misalignment with investors, seller dilution creates misalignment with existing holders)

Sponsor’s incentives are aligned with all stakeholders and rewards long-term performance
We believe this economic alignment is consistent with our core beliefs and values, and coupled with the strength and credibility of our team, will help to attract the best entrepreneurs. REVH is not simply a liquidity vehicle—it is an opportunity to bring a transformational company to the public markets.
 
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SUMMARY
This summary only highlights the more detailed information appearing elsewhere in this prospectus. You should read this entire prospectus carefully, including the information under “Risk Factors” and our financial statements and the related notes included elsewhere in this prospectus, before investing.
Unless otherwise stated in this prospectus or the context otherwise requires, references to:

“ARCH” are to ARCH Venture Management, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, or to ARCH Venture Fund XI, L.P., a Delaware limited partnership, as applicable;

“amended and restated certificate of incorporation” are to the amended and restated certificate of incorporation that the company will adopt prior to the consummation of this offering;

“Board” or “board of directors” are to our board of directors;

“Class A shares” or “shares of Class A common stock” are to our shares of Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share;

“Class B shares” or “shares of Class B common stock” are to our shares of Class B common stock, par value $0.0001 per share;

“common stock” are to our Class A common stock and our Class B common stock;

“directors” are to our current directors and director nominees;

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

“foundation” are to Health Assurance Economy Foundation, a Delaware nonprofit nonstock corporation;

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

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

“letter agreement” are to the letter agreement, the form of which is filed as an exhibit to the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part;

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

“alignment shares” are to our Class B shares issued to our sponsor and the foundation;

“private placement warrants” are to the warrants to be issued to our sponsor in a private placement simultaneously with the closing of this offering and upon conversion of working capital loans, if any, which private placement warrants are identical to the warrants sold in this offering, subject to certain limited exceptions as described in this prospectus;

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

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

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

“underwriter’s over-allotment option” are to the underwriter’s 45-day option to purchase up to an additional 7,500,000 SAILSM securities to cover over-allotments, if any;

“warrants” are to our warrants sold as part of the SAILSM securities in this offering (whether they are purchased in this offering or thereafter in the open market); and
 
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“we,” “us,” “our,” “REVH,” “RHAC,” “company” or “our company” are to Revolution Healthcare Acquisition Corp., a Delaware corporation.
Each SAILSM security consists of one share of Class A common stock and one-fifth of one warrant for each SAILSM security purchased. Each whole warrant entitles the holder thereof to purchase one share of our Class A common stock at a price of $11.50 per share, subject to adjustment as described in this prospectus, and only whole warrants are exercisable. No fractional warrants will be issued upon separation of the SAILSM securities and only whole warrants will trade. Accordingly, unless you purchase at least five SAILSM securities, you will not be able to receive or trade a whole warrant.
Unless we tell you otherwise, the information in this prospectus assumes that the underwriter will not exercise its over-allotment option.
Summary
Jay Markowitz, Jeff Leiden, Hemant Taneja, Robert Nelsen, Catherine Friedman, Jennifer Schneider, Kris Engskov, Jason Doren, Mark McDonnell and Evan Sotiriou have established Revolution Healthcare Acquisition Corp., a newly formed blank check company. Our mission is to partner with leading businesses at the intersection of health care, life sciences and technology to redesign health care around the patient. With the support of our sponsors—General Catalyst and ARCH—we are uniquely qualified to help these disruptive companies become iconic category winners that will revolutionize health care through the non-revolutionary concept of focusing health care on the need and experience of its customer: the patient.
Trillions of dollars of value have been created by technology companies that have developed novel methods to enhance customer experience. From Amazon to Netflix to Zoom, our lives have become easier, and in many cases, better. And yet, health care has remained largely untouched by these novel developments. We believe the intersection of technology and health care is one of the most significant opportunities for value creation and the most important area where entrepreneurs can make a difference to society.
Health care is one of the largest sectors of the U.S. economy. Health care spending is projected to reach $4 trillion in 2020, accounting for 18% of U.S. GDP. However, anyone who has gone to the doctor or the hospital, dealt with illness, or has loved ones who have, knows that while facing sickness and death are difficult enough, the health care system can make it even worse. It isn’t revolutionary to believe that the purpose of the health care system is to serve the patient. Yet, the system is designed to put the needs of the patient behind those of the system and its parts. RHAC has identified two segments within health care that we believe are severely underserved and represent areas where technology driven models can enhance and transform patient care and experience: 1) mental health and well-being; and 2) home based care, particularly for our elderly population.
We believe mental health and well-being represents the most significant unmet need in U.S. health care today. Mental health—spanning services such as wellness, talk therapy, addiction and medication—tops the list of medical spending categories with $212 billion in annual health care spend, which doesn’t take into account the significant economic burden related to employee absenteeism or indirect costs (e.g., productivity, turnover, satisfaction). Furthermore, suicide is now responsible for killing more soldiers than combat, claims more lives than breast cancer and has become the second most leading cause of death for our youth. Since mental health does not require physical presence, and consumers are becoming more proactive about their mental health, we view it is an ideal place to use technology to connect patients with doctors, therapists, software and hardware applications, and perhaps most importantly, each other. Therefore, we believe we are at a key crossroads as we now have the capabilities to change this treatment paradigm through the use of modern tools.
We view home based care, particularly for our elderly population, as another key vector within health care where fundamental change is required to dramatically improve chronic disease and care management. Recent census data indicates that over 95 million Americans will be over the age of 65 by 2060, and over 80% of that age group suffers from chronic conditions. American seniors have grown increasingly more inclined to live independently—a dynamic further exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic—with more than 90% expressing the intent to age in place. We view patient-centric technology driven care models will provide the vehicle for shifting senior care, and broader population health care, back to the home, where consumers are more comfortable and in many cases, safer. We believe there are additional health care sectors ripe for technology driven change, and a patient and consumer centric model to improve care and outcomes, lower cost, and
 
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enable science and medical advancements. These purpose-built models facilitate a continuous feedback loop with the consumer, delivering further improvement in care and outcomes, and even lower costs.
We believe this is the pivotal moment to invest in health care innovation. The recent COVID-19 pandemic starkly exposed the lack of resilience in our current health care system and accelerated changes that might have otherwise taken years to evolve. The future is rushing at us—health care is at the beginning of its internet moment. Our experience has shown that technology can fill the apparent gaps in health care and create a sustainable system, enabling us to better care for individuals, empower them to take control of their own health and inform the broader life sciences community with more insightful biomarkers to detect, monitor and treat disease.
The goal for RHAC is to partner with companies that facilitate this re-alignment of the health care paradigm around the patient. We have seen first-hand how revolutionary health care companies have generated both positive patient outcomes and outsized shareholder returns because our collective team has built several of these success stories—including, Livongo. In 2014, Mr. Taneja and Glen Tullman set out to create a better experience for patients with diabetes. They knew that each person has a unique relationship with diabetes and should have tools to manage their condition according to their experience. Livongo did not make the old model of diabetes treatment more efficient. Instead, it created a new type of care model, empowering members with technology so that they could think less about their condition, see doctors less often, and seldom have emergencies. The result was a high reported Net Promoter Score of 64 among patients using Livongo, and reduced costs for both payers and providers. Net Promoter Score is a percentage, expressed as a numerical value up to a maximum value of 100, to gauge customer satisfaction and reflects responses to the following question on a scale of zero to 10: “How likely are you to recommend Livongo to a friend?” Responses of nine or 10 were considered “promoters,” responses of seven or eight were considered neutral or “passives,” and responses of six or less were considered “detractors.” The number of detractors were subtracted from the number of respondents who are promoters and that number was divided by the total number of respondents. Livongo has since expanded the platform to holistically serve their members and offer the technology they developed to those with multiple chronic conditions.
In addition to Livongo, our individual and collective successes span broadly across life sciences—from paradigm-shifting biotech companies (e.g., Sage, Vertex) to disruptive research and life sciences technologies (e.g., Illumina, GRAIL)—to the most disruptive companies in health care (e.g., Oscar, Ro) and technology (e.g., AirBnB, Stripe), each serving to play a unique role in transforming the lives of consumers and patients.
These success stories represent just subsets of our broader vision to revolutionize health care with technology driven models. Our vision is to develop a patient-centric, data-driven, closed-loop system designed to optimize the patient experience and enable better outcomes and lower costs for all stakeholders. With wearable sensors, remote continuous data capture, point of care diagnostics, telehealth solutions and artificial intelligence/machine learning tools that can enable, empower, and connect patients and allied health care workers to physicians and specialists, it is now possible to democratize high-quality health care for all patients, regardless of where care is delivered or what population it is delivered to. We believe this new paradigm of care delivery can also ensure a level of quality and informed care regardless of location, and importantly, inform that care with the best knowledge that exists as medicine advances, new drugs are introduced and clinical strategies change.
As the digital and multi-omic technology revolutions have collectively captured the imagination of the health care industry, it has brought the advent of longitudinal patient datasets to the forefront of care. We are just beginning to scratch the surface of downstream applications to novel drug development, as we see unprecedented advances in precision and targeted therapeutics, and the patient treatment paradigm as we bring forward real-time patient monitoring and continuous feedback loops that enable patients to receive truly personalized care. Monetizing this data is not part of our focus—we want to create full stack clinical workflows that provide broadly accessible and highly tailored care models by bridging the virtual and physical settings in a private, secure and HIPAA compliant architecture. We further believe that we can leverage the revolution occurring in diagnostics by connecting, distributing, and delivering at the point of care to enable more informed decisions, truly virtual care models and enable proactive care that will be important to the RHAC thesis.
 
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General Catalyst and ARCH, our sponsors, have already constructed a federation of synergistic companies within their respective portfolios to facilitate this shared vision. We believe there are dozens of companies with similarly aligned patient-centric health care models which have the potential to create multi-billion dollars of value, and RHAC has a set of core beliefs and values that will help to identify the best suited businesses that will revolutionize health care as we see it today.
Our Beliefs

The patient will be prioritized over stakeholders with greater perceived economic value to the health care system.

Innovators and entrepreneurial business models will be built around the patient or consumer focusing on empowering them and improving their health outcomes while reducing costs.

Health care will be democratized and increasingly shift away from the office to at-home or virtual care delivery models.

The economic model of health care will shift.

The rise of multi-omics and large, informed data sets will enable new paradigm of intelligent drug development which will be powered, at least in part, by connected care models.

The digital health sector will become bigger than the physical health sector in terms of time and dollars spent.

Person-centric data and improved workflows are at the core of this transformation.
Our Values

Total re-alignment of health care around the patient or consumer.

Use technology to improve outcomes and contribute to reduce health care costs as a percentage of GDP.

Design for bringing individuals along the journey.

Commit to inclusivity and democratization of healthcare.

Partner with existing life sciences companies, health care systems and physical care providers.

Focus on retraining and deploying the existing health care workforce in the new health care world.
Our Areas of Focus

Disease areas that are ripe for disruption due to dismal patient experience, lack of access, and uninformed care pathways (e.g., mental health and well-being).

Care models facilitating the transition toward at-home care delivery.

Virtual health care services that increase access and affordability.

Modern workflows for health systems and providers.

Life sciences businesses enabled by technology (excluding clinical or commercial biopharmaceutical companies).
Using this framework, RHAC aims to identify companies and use our unique experience and market position to help scale and transform them into category leaders in the public markets. We will look for companies that align with our vision of patient-centric health care delivery using technology-driven models, have high growth potential and expanding TAMs, and are led by mission-driven CEOs committed to responsible innovation.
We have assembled a unique and credible team at the intersection of health care, life sciences and technology to pursue this immense opportunity. We believe our insight and experience will attract some of the world’s leading entrepreneurs to work with us on our shared vision. Each team member has deep industry and operational expertise, a proven ability to identify and interpret health care, life sciences and technology trends, history of scaling businesses from inception and at inflection, and an understanding of the requirements for successful execution. Our management team has a track record of success, born from close collaboration
 
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through founding companies together, investing in technology, advising as board members and industry executives, and sharing a joint goal. These individuals are deeply embedded within the health care, life sciences and technology ecosystems, and we believe their deep networks will allow us to surface and win the best opportunities.
Revolution Healthcare Acquisition Corp. is a newly incorporated blank check company incorporated as a Delaware corporation and formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization, or similar business combination with one or more businesses. We have not selected any specific business combination target, and we have not, nor has anyone on our behalf, engaged in any substantive discussions, directly or indirectly, with any business combination target with respect to a business combination with us.
Our Operating, Investing, Advising, and Industry Experience
Our management team and board of directors have extensive collective experience as investors in, advisors to, and executives and board members of health care, life sciences and technology companies at various stages of their growth cycles, in both private and public markets. They have been long-term partners to health care, life sciences and technology businesses, successfully helping them build and execute on their strategies, invest for long-term growth and drive value for stakeholders.
Our team’s combined experience spans vital parts of the health care ecosystem, including biopharmaceuticals, medical technology, diagnostics, life sciences tools, provider operations, virtual services, electronic health records and technology infrastructure. This background, coupled with their deep networks and long-standing relationships, will provide valuable access to the highest quality health care, life sciences and technology companies and will produce unique insights and opportunities for growth and value creation. They will contribute this expertise and experience, as well as the capital raised in this offering, to partner with the leading companies at the intersection of health care, life sciences and technology to realize their collective goal.
Since deciding at the age of 5 to be a transplant surgeon, our CEO, Dr. Markowitz, spent 18 years studying and practicing science and medicine, and 19 years analyzing, investing and working in the biopharmaceutical industry. He has witnessed first-hand the exponential progress in science and technology that have brought forth transformational ways to diagnose, prevent, and treat disease. But despite these advances, and the trillions of dollars spent annually on health care, Dr. Markowitz sees a clear need to address the tens of millions who continue to suffer under a system that fails to recognize and treat the mental, emotional, and psychosocial causes of their anguish. What Dr. Markowitz has learned from his experience taking care of the sick, witnessing the ravages of illness, and the misery of disease and functional decline in the elderly, is that the only way scientific and technological progress can achieve their full potential is to recognize that their true purpose is improve the lives of people. To paraphrase a young poet, we’ve weathered and witnessed a health care system that isn’t broken, but simply unfinished. Dr. Markowitz’s mission, and that of RHAC, is to help finish the health care system by centering it around the physical, mental, emotional, and social needs of those who need it.
As a board-certified internist and cardiologist who cared for both inpatients and outpatients for more than 20 years, Dr. Leiden has a deep understanding of the complexities of delivering patient care in the office and hospital setting and how home—based care using technology driven models can improve both outcomes and the patient experience. Moreover, he has a full appreciation of the important role that mental health disorders play in the overall well—being of patients with a wide variety of diseases.
Dr. Leiden has extensive operating experience in both large and small companies. As President and COO of Abbott, he led all pharmaceutical operations from R&D, to Regulatory, Commercial and Manufacturing, leading the development and launch of multiple breakthrough drugs including Kaletra for HIV/AIDs and Humira for multiple autoimmune diseases. He also successfully completed multiple business development deals including the acquisition of Knoll Pharmaceuticals that will be relevant to his leadership role at RHAC.
As President, CEO and Chairman of Vertex for almost a decade Dr. Leiden devised and executed a precision medicine strategy for the treatment of Cystic Fibrosis, developing and receiving global approval for 4 breakthrough drugs in 8 years that treat the underlying cause of the disease in different genetic populations—an experience directly applicable to RHAC’s potential approach to mental health care. While at
 
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Vertex, Dr. Leiden also consummated multiple collaborations and acquisitions including the collaboration with CRISPR Therapeutics that produced the first human gene editing-based functional cures for Sickle Cell disease and b thalassemia, as well as the acquisitions of Exonics and Semma.
Dr. Leiden also has extensive experience as a board member and/or Chairman of the Board at both small and large companies including Abbott, TAP, Shire, Millennium, Vertex, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, Tmunity and Quest Diagnostics that will be directly relevant to his role as Chairman of RHAC.
Mr. Taneja has over twenty years of experience in identifying and partnering with extraordinary companies. Mr. Taneja’s investing thesis is rooted in a belief that technology is causing a paradigm shift in all industries, making it possible to efficiently and profitably offer highly personalized products and services to everyone in society. Mr. Taneja has brought this thesis to health care by co-founding four particular health care companies enabled by technology—driven models, Livongo, Commure and two unannounced ventures. In addition, Mr. Taneja has backed category defining health care companies like Color, Gusto, Mindstrong and Ro. Mr. Taneja is also an investor in numerous other market—leading companies like Anduril, Gitlab, Grammarly, Samsara, Snap and Stripe.
Mr. Nelsen co-founded ARCH in 1986 and since then has led a key role in founding and seeding some of the most innovative businesses in the life sciences industry. Mr. Nelsen is focused on generating new ideas for disruptive technologies or business models and then recruiting founding management teams and entrepreneurs to execute on these visions by advancing novel platform technologies with the overarching goal of improving care and outcomes. Mr. Nelsen’s drive to “develop” the most cutting edge biotech and life sciences companies has led to his co-founding or backing of over 30 companies that have reached valuations exceeding $1 billion over the span of his career, some of which include Alnylam, Denali, GRAIL (announced a sale to Illumina in 2020 for $8 billion, plus a future revenue share), Illumina, Juno (sold to Celgene for $11 billion in 2018), Karuna and Vir Biotechnology.
Uniquely, our team has known each other and worked together for several years despite coming from different organizations, allowing the team to work in total alignment to identify exceptional opportunities. Mr. Taneja and Mr. Nelsen have known each other for many years from their careers in healthcare and technology investing, and most recently co-invested in Mindstrong—a mental health company whose mission to democratize mental health care using technology—driven models underpins Mr. Taneja’s and Mr. Nelsen’s shared vision for RHAC. Dr. Markowitz and Dr. Leiden’s relationship has spanned over 20 years, from their shared paths in medicine to Dr. Markowitz’s investing career entangling with Dr. Leiden’s operating role as CEO and Chairman of Vertex Pharmaceuticals. Additionally, Mr. Nelsen has known each of Dr. Markowitz, Mr. Engskov and Dr. Leiden for many years over the course of their respective careers as operators and investors in the healthcare industry.
Not all of the companies in which our team has invested have achieved the same level of value creation. Past performance by any member or members of our management team, any of their respective affiliates, or RHAC is not a guarantee either (1) that we will be able to identify a suitable candidate for our initial business combination or (2) of success with respect to any business combination we may consummate. You should not rely on the historical record of any member or members of our management team, any of their respective affiliates, RHAC, or any related investment’s performance as indicative of the future performance of an investment in the company or the returns the company will, or is likely to, generate going forward. See “Cautionary Note Regarding Forward Looking Statements.”
Market Opportunity
We believe the intersection of health care, life sciences and technology is one of the most significant value creative opportunities of this decade.
Although the U.S. spends $4 trillion on health care each year, the U.S. healthcare system can be extremely difficult and painful to navigate. It fails to provide positive experiences for the consumer, and thereby leads to a behavior of avoidance of care unless deemed absolutely necessary. As a result, those suffering with disease are often neglected by the health care system, whether or not by choice, and those who would otherwise be more proactive fail to procure care due to the health care system’s inherent complexity. We believe there is a huge opportunity to address these inefficiencies and reduce U.S. health care spend while still capturing
 
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immense value. If tech entrepreneurs and the traditional health care ecosystem, including the life sciences sector, work together to realign health care around the patient, we believe the space will generate more than ten to fifteen $100 billion companies.
As part of our initial market assessment, we have identified the mental health and well-being segment as the most significant unmet need in the U.S. health care system today. Mental health—spanning services such as wellness, talk therapy, addiction and medication—tops the list of medical spending categories with $212 billion in annual health care spend, beating both cardiovascular disease and diabetes by a substantial margin, and an estimated 51.5 million American adults (i.e., 20% of American adults) suffer from mental illness. Furthermore, these numbers only scratch the surface of what the true cost is of the crisis—it is estimated that an additional $192 billion of earnings is lost each year due to mental health related absenteeism, which doesn’t even include indirect costs, like productivity, employee turnover and job satisfaction. As a result, and further exacerbated by the adverse psychological impacts of COVID-19, we have found ourselves in the midst of a mental health pandemic afflicting people around the world and impacting people across the age and socioeconomic spectrum.
However, since mental health treatment does not always require physical presence, it is an ideal place to use technology to connect patients with doctors, therapists, software and hardware applications, and perhaps most importantly, each other. It is also an area of care that lacks well adjudicated and informed ways to measure the success of various treatments, including pharmaceuticals. We believe that the time is right for this to change through the use of modern tools. RHAC is exploring comprehensive solutions in mental health across the continuum of well-being, prevention and treatment that we believe can address all patients seeking treatment, regardless of disease severity. The unmet need is immense, and so too is the benefit to people and society.
A substantial market opportunity exists at this intersection of health care, life sciences and technology for a potential business combination. Globally, there are 46 health care unicorns, valued in aggregate at $110 billion, with over $55 billion of cumulative value in digital health unicorns alone. The public markets have seen the successful IPOs of several multi-billion dollar digital health companies over the last few years, including Teladoc, Amwell, and GoodRx, which currently have a combined market value of >$55 billion. This growth in the digital health sector is only set to increase with the tailwinds presented by catalyzing events, including the COVID-19 pandemic, evidenced by a record-setting $8.9 billion of digital health venture funding in 2020.
As the last several months have demonstrated, periods of market volatility and dislocation can present even the highest quality health care, life sciences or technology companies with challenges accessing the public markets through a traditional IPO. While there has been an increasing number of health care and technology-focused blank check companies issued in recent months, we believe no other has the same degree of coherent vision, alignment with stakeholders, combination of sector expertise, entrepreneurial mindset, track record, and desire for transformational change. We believe we can provide a high-quality company with a lower risk path to the public capital markets while also providing our investors option value on an investment in these types of companies during periods of market volatility. The recent cohort of blank check company IPOs and validation by the involvement of bulge bracket investment banks and advisors have shown support for the effectiveness of this vehicle and substantiates our strategy. Revolution Healthcare Acquisition Corp. will be the only blank check company searching for its initial business combination led by a team that includes seasoned health care, life sciences and technology company founders and entrepreneurs with operational public company experience and an unprecedented track record for successfully effecting positive change. We believe the market opportunity is aligned with the advantages we bring to a potential target and the vehicle allows us to leverage our capabilities and create value by serving massive unmet market needs.
Our Team
Our management team will be led by Jay Markowitz as CEO and director; Jeff Leiden as Chairman; Hemant Taneja as director; Robert Nelsen as director; Catherine Friedman as director; Jennifer Schneider as director; Kris Engskov as director; Jason Doren as CAO; Mark McDonnell as CFO; Evan Sotiriou as COO.
The team has entrenched relationships with one another, as well as a broad network within the health care, life sciences and technology industries. They are united by the common goal of redefining health care to be focused on the patient for the benefit of all stakeholders.
 
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Jay Markowitz, M.D.
Dr. Jay Markowitz has spent 18 years studying and practicing science and medicine, and 19 years analyzing, investing and working in the biopharmaceutical industry. He is currently a Senior Partner at ARCH, joining the firm in 2021. In 2020, he was a Vice President and Sector Portfolio Manager at T. Rowe Price, and a Senior Vice President at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals from 2017-2020. He was the U.S. pharmaceutical and biotechnology analyst at Capital World Investors from 2010-2017. Dr. Markowitz will work closely with other scientific and development leaders on portfolio evaluation and decision making as well as assessing external opportunities. Prior to Capital World Investors, Dr. Markowitz was a biotechnology analyst with investment responsibility at T. Rowe Price from 2002-2010. Before transitioning to an investment career, he was an assistant professor and transplant surgeon at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1999-2002) and University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (1997-1999). Dr. Markowitz received his B.A. from Columbia University and his M.D. from Duke University. He completed a fellowship in transplant surgery at the UCLA Medical Center, a surgical residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, and a Research Fellowship in Cellular and Molecular Immunology at the Harvard School of Public Health.
Jeff Leiden, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Jeff Leiden is the Executive Chairman of Vertex Pharmaceuticals. He received his B.A., M.D. and Ph.D. degrees with honors from the University of Chicago. He is a physician and scientist who, for the last 40 years, has dedicated his career to improving the lives of people with serious diseases. His experience spans all aspects of the biotech and pharmaceutical industries.
He began his career in academia as a molecular biologist and practicing cardiologist. From 1987 to 2000, Dr. Leiden held several academic and hospital appointments, including roles as Chief of Cardiology, the Rawson Professor of Medicine and Pathology, and an Attending Physician at the University of Chicago; the Elkan R. Blout Professor of Biological Sciences at the Harvard School of Public Health; and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Leiden was named a Crain’s Chicago Business 40 Under 40 in 1994. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and the American Association of Arts and Sciences. During his academic career, he was also involved in starting several biotechnology companies including Vical and Cardiogene.
From 2000 to 2006, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer and Chief Scientific Officer at Abbott Laboratories where he had responsibility for running Abbott’s global pharmaceuticals business. While at Abbott, Dr. Leiden led the development and launch of multiple breakthrough medicines, including HUMIRA® (adalimumab) for rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases and KALETRA® (lopinavir/ritonavir) for HIV infection.
He also held a number of industry board positions, including as a director of Abbott Laboratories and TAP, non-executive Vice Chairman of Shire Pharmaceuticals Plc and director of Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. From 2006 to 2011, he was a Managing Director of Clarus Ventures, a life sciences venture capital firm. There he was dedicated to developing new treatments through the creation of innovative biotech companies.
Dr. Leiden has served as a member of Vertex’s board of directors since 2009 and was Chairman, President and CEO from 2012 to 2020. Under his leadership, Vertex developed and commercialized four precision medicines to treat the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis. In collaboration with CRISPR Therapeutics, Vertex also developed the first human gene editing therapy for a human genetic disease, CTX-001, a functional cure for Sickle Cell disease and B thalassemia. During his eight-year tenure as CEO of Vertex, its market cap increased from approximately $8.6 billion to more than $63.3 billion.
Dr. Leiden also cares deeply about inspiring and equipping under-resourced students and young women to become the next generation of scientific leaders. He established a signature program at Vertex to enhance science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) education among students in our local communities, including an on-site learning lab, mentorship programs, internships and college scholarships. In 2017, Vertex announced a sustained corporate giving commitment of $500 million over the next 10 years, of which $50 million is focused on STEAM education.
In addition to his current responsibilities at Vertex, Dr. Leiden is a director of the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, Chairman of the Board of two private healthcare companies, Tmunity and Casana
 
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Health, chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Leiden is also Chairman of the Massachusetts Competitive Partnership and serves on the board of fellows of Harvard Medical School, and as co-chair of Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker’s STEM Advisory Council and Digital Health Council. He is a Trustee of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine, the American Society of Clinical Investigation and the American Association of Physicians.
Hemant Taneja
Hemant Taneja is the Managing Partner of General Catalyst, which he joined in 2007, and the founder of the firm’s Silicon Valley operations. Mr. Taneja partners with mission-driven founders building platform companies that are fundamentally aligned with the long-term interests of society. Mr. Taneja is an early investor in market-leading companies across many sectors of the economy like Anduril, Canva, Color, Gitlab, Grammarly, Gusto, Livongo, Ro, Samsara, Snap, and Stripe. Mr. Taneja also serves as chairman and chief executive officer of Health Assurance Acquisition Corp. (Nasdaq: HAAC), a special purpose acquisition company sponsored by an affiliate of General Catalyst (“HAAC”).
Mr. Taneja’s primary investment thesis, known as “economies of unscale,” explores how 21st-century founders leverage AI-based mass personalization techniques to innovate and build platforms across all sectors of the economy. In his 2018 book Unscaled, Mr. Taneja builds on that thesis and articulates the need for accountability, transparency, and explainability in artificial intelligence technologies as they permeate deeper into daily life. Mr. Taneja’s pieces in Harvard Business Review, “The Era of Move Fast and Break Things is Over,” and “Managing the Unintended Consequences of Your Innovations,” advocate for entrepreneurs and venture capitalists to adopt frameworks for responsible innovation and investing.
Mr. Taneja is also the founder and Executive Chairman of Commure, a company that has partnered with major health systems to modernize the software infrastructure for the health care space since its inception in 2017. Mr. Taneja’s recently published book UnHealthcare, co-authored with Dr. Stephen K. Klasko, lays out their thesis for how the health care system needs to transform into a “health assurance” system to bring consumerism, affordability, and rational economic behavior to this important sector.
In addition to his investment work, Mr. Taneja is the Co-Founder of Advanced Energy Economy, an organization focused on transforming energy policy in America since 2011; and is a Founding Board Member of the Khan Lab School, a nonprofit K-12 school dedicated to classroom innovation since 2014. Mr. Taneja sits on the Board of Fellows for the Stanford School of Medicine and teaches a course at the college on A.I., Entrepreneurship, and Society. More recently, Mr. Taneja was featured in Business insider’s “100 People Transforming Business” list.
Robert Nelsen
Robert Nelsen is a co-founder and a Managing Director of ARCH. He joined ARCH at its founding and played a significant role in the creation, early sourcing, financing and development of more than 100 companies, including over 30 which have reached valuations exceeding $1 billion.
Mr. Nelsen is focused on generating new ideas for disruptive technologies or business models and partnering with founding management teams and entrepreneurs to execute on these visions by advancing novel platform technologies with the overarching goal of improving care and outcomes. Some of his notable early-stage investments include Illumina, Alnylam, Juno (sold to Celgene for $11 billion in 2018) and GRAIL (announced a sale to Illumina in 2020 for $8 billion plus a future revenue share). Other investments over the years have included prominent biotechnology and life sciences companies, such as Array BioPharma (sold to Pfizer for $11.4 billion), Receptos (sold to Celgene for $7.2 billion), Sage Therapeutics, Beam Therapeutics, Denali Therapeutics, Karuna Therapeutics, Lyell Immunopharma, Vir Biotechnology, Fate Therapeutics, Editas, Sana Biotechnology, deCODE Genetics, 10x Genomics and Semma Therapeutics (sold to Vertex for $1 billion).
Mr. Nelsen is a director of Vir Bio, GRAIL, Sana Biotechnology, Lyell Immunopharma, Karuna, Beam Therapeutics, Denali Therapeutics, and serves as Chairman of Hua Medicine, among others. He previously
 
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served as a Trustee of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Institute, the Institute for Systems Biology, and was a director of the National Venture Capital Association. Mr. Nelsen holds an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and a B.S. from the University of Puget Sound with majors in Economics and Biology.
Catherine Friedman
Catherine Friedman held numerous executive positions during a 23-year investment banking career with Morgan Stanley, including Managing Director, Head of West Coast Healthcare, and Co-Head of the Biotechnology Practice. She currently serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors of GRAIL, and is a member of the boards of directors of Seer, Altaba (formerly Yahoo!), Radius Health, and Lyell Immunopharma. She additionally serves as a trustee of The Darden School Foundation at the University of Virginia. She holds a B.A. in Economics from Harvard University and an M.B.A. from The University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.
Jennifer Schneider, M.D.
Dr. Jennifer Schneider was the President of Livongo from December 2018 until October 2020, where she was responsible for product, data science, engineering, marketing, clinical operations, and growth strategy. Dr. Schneider previously served as the company’s Chief Medical Officer from 2015 to 2018, where she led the company’s strategic clinical product vision, data science, clinical trials, and the organization’s certified diabetes educators and coaches. Dr. Schneider also serves as a director of HAAC, a special purpose acquisition company sponsored by an affiliate of General Catalyst. Dr. Schneider is the author of Decoding Health Signals: Silicon Valley’s Consumer-First Approach to a New Era of Health, which offers a guide to the depth of the chronic conditions problem facing the industry today and explores how companies are using big data analytics and artificial intelligence to reinvent care delivery for people with chronic conditions. Dr. Schneider was recently named to Modern Healthcare’s List of Top Clinical Executives.
Prior to Livongo, Dr. Schneider held several key leadership roles at Castlight from 2010 to 2015, most recently as Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Schneider also has held leadership roles as a health outcomes researcher and Chief Resident at Stanford University from 2005 to 2006, and she has practiced medicine as an attending physician at Stanford University, the VA Palo Alto Health Care System, and Kaiser Permanente. Dr. Schneider has an undergraduate degree from the College of the Holy Cross (1997), a Doctor of Medicine degree from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (2002), and a Master of Science degree in Health Services Research from Stanford University (2010). Dr. Schneider completed her internal medicine residency at Stanford University Hospital.
Kris Engskov
Kris Engskov is President of Aegis Living, one of the nation’s leading providers of assisted living, memory care and wellness services for seniors. Mr. Engskov joined Aegis Living in early 2019 and is responsible for leading all aspects of the company’s operations, marketing and sales, clinical care, finance, development and human resources.
Prior to joining Aegis, Mr. Engskov spent over 16 years at Starbucks Coffee Company (2002–2018) where he held multiple senior leadership roles including as President of the company’s flagship U.S. retail division and earlier as President of Starbucks Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). While at Starbucks, Mr. Engskov developed deep experience and expertise leading the development and execution of a number of new product and digital innovations globally, establishing significant new growth partnerships both in the U.S. and Europe and scaling several successful new store concepts and formats. While in Europe, he led a rapid turnaround of the EMEA division that enabled the company to quickly and profitably expand to multiple new greenfield markets after developing the company’s first franchise model.
Previously Mr. Engskov worked for Madrona Venture Group, LLC, a Seattle-based venture capital fund. Early in his career, he worked in public service. From 1993 to 2000, Mr. Engskov held a number of positions in the Clinton White House, including Assistant Press Secretary and Personal Aide to the President.
He received his B.A. in Public Administration from the University of Arkansas.
 
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Jason Doren
Jason Doren is General Counsel for ARCH, joining the firm in 2019. He is responsible for all legal and regulatory matters for ARCH and its investment funds, as well as strategic portfolio matters. Most recently, Mr. Doren was Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel of Kleiner Perkins. Prior to Kleiner Perkins, Mr. Doren was General Counsel of SVB Capital, the venture capital investing division of SVB Financial Group, and served as Assistant General Counsel of SVB Financial Group where he was responsible for a variety of matters including strategic investments, international expansion, M&A and SVB Financial Group’s government affairs efforts. Earlier in his career, Mr. Doren was with Cooley LLP where he represented venture capital funds and venture capital-backed companies, and prior to Cooley he was a trial attorney with Bronson, Bronson & McKinnon LLP in San Francisco.
Mr. Doren has over 25 years of legal and venture capital industry experience. He is a founding member of the NVCA General Counsel Advisory Board, co-chaired the Advanced Venture Capital seminar for the Practicing Law Institute, a non-profit committed to continuing legal education, and served on the Advisory Board for the Stanford University Venture Capital Directors’ College.
Mr. Doren earned his law degree from the UCLA School of Law and holds a B.S. in Finance, summa cum laude, from the University of Illinois.
Mark McDonnell
Mark McDonnell is a Managing Director, Chief Financial and Chief Administrative Officer for ARCH. Mr. McDonnell joined ARCH in 1999. He oversees the operational, financial, and administrative aspects of the firm. He also is responsible for developing and managing limited partner and strategic relationships for ARCH.
Previously, Mr. McDonnell held the position of CFO at Marquette Venture Partners. He has also held roles in financial management with Enterprise Systems, a healthcare software developer acquired by HBO & Co., and with KPMG, LLP, serving clients primarily in the information and communication industries. Mr. McDonnell holds a B.S. in Accounting from Marquette University.
Evan Sotiriou
Evan Sotiriou has served in several senior management capacities of General Catalyst since 2019 and as the chief operating officer of HAAC since its formation. Prior to that, Mr. Sotiriou served as the CFO for OrbiMed, which invests globally across the health care industry, from 2011 to 2019. Mr. Sotiriou also acted as the Vice President of GSC Group from 2000 to 2008, Managing Director of Clearlake Capital Management, L.P. from 2008 to 2010 and subsequently as the Chief Financial Officer for Archer Capital Management, L.P. from 2010 to 2011. Mr. Sotiriou holds an AB from Dartmouth College.
Background on Revolution Healthcare Acquisition Corp.
Revolution Healthcare Acquisition Corp. is a newly formed company by Jay Markowitz, Jeff Leiden, Hemant Taneja, Robert Nelsen, Catherine Friedman, Jennifer Schneider, Kris Engskov, Jason Doren, Mark McDonnell and Evan Sotiriou to execute its part in a broad mission to realign health care around the patient through the digital transformation of care.
Revolution Healthcare Acquisition Corp. is structured to reflect the economic transformation of the industry. To achieve our mission, we are using a structure that removes friction, aligns stakeholder interests, and rewards sustained, long-term performance. The SAILSM, or Stakeholder Aligned Initial Listing was introduced in 2020 by Health Assurance Acquisition Corp., which was backed by General Catalyst and one of our board members, Hemant Taneja. The incentive structure of the typical SPAC creates misalignment with target businesses and public market investors: the sponsor is entitled to a return of the sponsor shares regardless of the SPAC’s performance, and dilution attributable to sponsor shares is borne immediately. The SAILSM construct, however, uses a performance-based incentive structure to create alignment, designed to replicate a stock price-based return in the public markets:
 
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Under the SAILSM structure, our initial stockholders will capture 20% to 30% of the year-over-year share-price performance (20% for first 30% performance, 30% thereafter) on all capital raised in connection with the transaction, which will include gross proceeds from the IPO and any subsequent capital raised in connection with the merger.

Our economics are contingent upon sustained performance—our initial stockholders will not earn returns on our alignment shares until our other stockholders do.

Dilution will occur over time, also contingent upon sustained performance.
We believe this economic alignment is consistent with our core beliefs and values, and coupled with the strength and credibility of our team, will help to attract the best entrepreneurs. RHAC is not simply a liquidity vehicle—it is an opportunity to bring a transformational company to the public markets.
We have also assembled a sponsor team that we believe will provide us with valuable strategic, operational, product management, analytical, financial, transactional, communications, legal, and other expertise and networks that we will leverage to identify and execute a business combination and drive future value for the combined business.
Our Value-Add
We believe our founder-first ethos, our unique wealth of experience transforming industries through innovation, our commitment to building enduring companies, and our focus on a patient-centric model for health care delivery give us a huge advantage in our quest to source and attract best-in-class, disruptive companies which sit at the intersection between health care, life sciences and technology.

Pioneers in patient-centric health care delivery: Our team has crystallized a coherent vision of the future of health care through patient-centric care delivery models, and successfully executed on this vision with Livongo and other ventures. We believe this unparalleled focus and experience will enable us to provide invaluable advice to management teams of other early-stage patient-centric health care companies with the potential to be market leaders in their categories.

Cross-industry, cross-disciplinary talent: Our team has created and operated multi-billion dollar companies in the health care, life sciences and technology sectors. Many of these experiences were shared endeavors by members of our cross-disciplinary team. We have demonstrated a talent for spotting winning trends at the intersection of health care, life sciences and technology, and building companies to capitalize on these.

Experience building platforms at the cutting edge of technology and life sciences: We have been at the forefront of building new, broad platforms across technology, biotechnology and life sciences. These platforms have led the way in cellular therapy (Juno), precision medicine (Vertex), genomics (GRAIL, Illumina), payments (Stripe) and telehealth (Livongo, Ro). We are focused on creating platforms and leveraging technology that can drive a step change, as opposed to incremental improvements in features and outcomes.

Experts in unscaled health care at scale: Patient-centric care calls for a new era of care that is personalized and ‘unscaled’ using artificial intelligence-based techniques. We have deep experience in mass personalization techniques that enable platforms to provide care that feels tailored to the patient, even as they grow to serve hundreds of thousands and even millions of consumers.

Deep networks: Our deep networks serve as a tool to find the best businesses and to match founders with top talent to fill areas of need and grow their businesses efficiently and intelligently.

Impressive track record: We have an outstanding investment track record demonstrating a commitment to our strategy and core values, robust shareholder returns, and development of enduring businesses, including Airbnb, Vertex, Juno, Livongo, GRAIL, Snap, Stripe and others.

Mission-driven, principled: Our methods are rooted in respect for strong governance, responsible innovation, and a desire to nurture diversity, creativity and mindfulness.
Our Business Strategy
The U.S. health care system has reached a pivotal moment as the lines between health care, life sciences and technology have blurred, and the next generation of innovation is ushered in through a digital transformation
 
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of health care. Concurrently, the consumer (i.e., the patient) has grown increasingly more frustrated by the sick, rigid and broken health care system and yearns to be empowered by broadly accessible, intuitive solutions that serve to enhance their experience and optimize clinical outcomes. Our goal is to invest in revolutionary platforms that will drive the transformation of our health care system into a patient-centric technology-driven model of care. We will facilitate this paradigm shift with technologies like wearable sensors, remote continuous data capture, point of care diagnostics, telehealth capabilities and artificial intelligence/machine learning tools.
More specifically, we have identified the mental health and well-being segment as the largest underserved medical need in the U.S. health care system today. It is an area so underappreciated and stigmatized that most insurers don’t cover costs for care. Mental, emotional and spiritual suffering are no less real than physical suffering. But whereas sufferers of physical ailments have access and coverage, those suffering from conditions of the mind must bear the pain alone. As a result of limited mental health care options, 60% of youth diagnosed with depression in the U.S. do not receive any form of mental health care.
Furthermore, there is low adoption of evidence-based treatment models and algorithms—the shortage of office-based psychiatrists coupled with the stigma associated with office-based care drives a significantly undertreated population; roles of talk therapy and drug therapy are poorly defined and no central data repositories exist for studying effectiveness of different treatment regimens or predicting successful outcomes.
The unmet need within mental health in the U.S. is underscored by looking at recent suicide statistics—suicide today is responsible for killing more soldiers than combat, claims more lives in the U.S. than breast cancer and has become the second most leading cause of death in the U.S. for people under 34 years old. In addition, over 18% of American adults have anxiety, 10% of American youths have severe major depression, roughly 20 million adults struggle with substance abuse and over 70 million Americans die each year from drug overdose.
Analogous to prevention and treatment of physical ailments, there is a spectrum of mental and behavioral health and well-being. It ranges from preventive practices (e.g., cognitive programs, digital therapeutics, mindfulness, etc.), to clinical therapy (e.g., individual and group therapy), and finally institutional care that takes place at outpatient facilities or mental hospitals. And because mental health doesn’t require physical presence, it is an ideal place to use technology to connect patients with doctors, therapists, software and hardware applications, and perhaps most importantly, each other to deliver more personalized care. Further, from the more recent influence of genetics and prenatal health, we are able to learn more about the critical points in brain development and life experiences that increase the risk for the development of mental health disorders—this innovation has begun to play a key role in driving preventative care models through lightweight therapy, building emotional skill sets and other important practices. Our vision for a total health care revolution focuses into the mental health arena in expanding care through technology and evidence-based integrated treatment protocols to deliver personalized, effective and cost-effective mental health care services in a virtual or home setting.
We see another potential vector in home based care, particularly for our elderly population. U.S. Medicare spend reached nearly $800 billion in 2019, making up roughly 21% of total annual U.S. health care spend. Recent census data indicates that roughly 61 million Americans were over the age of 65 in 2019, and the 65-and-older age group’s share of the total U.S. adult population reached 23%. Although age isn’t everything, it certainly has a dramatic impact on service distribution as over 80% of that age group suffers from chronic conditions. Furthermore, issues in senior care have been exacerbated by the recent COVID-19 crisis, where 40% of reported deaths from the virus have occurred in nursing homes. This dynamic has resulted in seniors wanting to live independently, and now more than 90% express the intent to age in place. We view patient-centric technology driven care models as providing the vehicle to shifting senior care, as well as broader population health care, back to the home, where consumers are more comfortable and in many cases, safer.
Beyond mental health and home based care, we believe that there are additional sectors ripe for technology driven change and a patient and consumer centric model to improve care and outcomes, lower cost, and enable science and medical advancements that create a feedback loop which deliver further improvement in care and outcomes and even lower costs. Other areas of interest and focus include data-driven care, population health and various other chronic conditions.
Our recent experience building companies such as Livongo and GRAIL have demonstrated that patient-centric health care companies can generate both positive clinical outcomes and outsized shareholder returns.
 
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By facilitating early detection of cancer, eliminating the hassle of managing chronic disease, designing the experience around the individual and whole-person care, and building trust with patients, we validated the market need for these revolutionary platforms and realized huge economic successes. However, these are just a few use-cases we envision for the broader health care revolution. There is a myriad of consumer personas that deserve the same excellent care experiences, and there are dozens of infrastructure companies required to support this sectoral shift.
Our strategy, based on our core beliefs and values, is to identify a business combination where we can play an impactful role in partnership with a like-minded patient-centric business model that embeds technology driven models to transform the patient experience into one that is both convenient and easily accessible, and thereby serving to optimize outcomes for all stakeholders. Instead of improving inflexible systems, we want to reinvent these systems, to bend the cost and quality curve, and to overcome the entrenched resistance to change. We want to empower good ideas and disruptive technologies to improve outcomes for the most important consumer—the patient. We believe that if you create a great user experience of value, you have an open road to building a multi-billion dollar success story like Livongo, Airbnb, or Stripe.
We are looking for companies that are aligned with our vision to revolutionize health care, are led by mission-driven CEOs committed to responsible innovation, and have high growth potential in markets with TAM expansion opportunities. We are interested in companies building patient-centric health care models, care delivery approaches that enable the progression toward the home, virtual health care services that increase patient access and affordability, new models to manage risk and pay for care, and algorithms that can drive therapeutic innovation, guide treatment decisions and proactively screen or monitor disease.
Using this framework, we are creating RHAC to identify companies that can be transformed into category leaders best positioned in the public markets. We believe we are well placed to help a transformational company, aligned with our philosophy, to the public markets, and then to help it grow, thrive, and succeed in its mission. Our partnership has value far beyond our capital, unlocking the potential of a disruptive business to revolutionize care, supported by our team’s deep industry, operational and product experience, extensive networks, and track records as investors, advisors, executives, and board members. Our alignment with the economic transformation of the industry will make this a vehicle with which the best entrepreneurs will want to work.
Business Combination Criteria
While we may decide to enter into a business combination with a business that does not meet these criteria, we intend to seek a business combination:

sitting at the intersection between technology, health care and life sciences, including patient-centric, data-driven, cloud-based platforms;

that has the potential to change the health care system to benefit the patient (built with empathy, cuts down costs, and prioritizes personalization and patient outcomes);

where we can materially impact the value and growth of the company in partnership with management;

address disease areas that are ripe for disruption due to dismal patient experience (e.g., mental health and well-being, home based care);

close to our proximal networks of founders, operators, investors, and advisors; and

where we have a differentiated view on the ability of the target to create value as a public company.
We anticipate offering the following benefits to our business combination partner:

partnership with our management team members who have extensive track records of founding, operating, advising, and investing in market-leading health care, life sciences and technology companies;

access to our network of leading industry executives, entrepreneurs, and investors;

increase company presence and visibility with strategic partners, customers, employers, payors, and vendors;
 
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higher engagement with core, relevant, fundamental investors as anchor stockholders than a traditional IPO book-building process would offer;

lower risk and expedited path to a public listing with flexible structuring;

infusion of cash and ongoing access to public capital markets;

listed public currency for future acquisitions and growth;

ability for management to retain control and focus on growing the business; and

opportunity to motivate and retain employees using stock-based compensation.
Corporate Information
Our executive offices are located at 20 University Road, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, and our telephone number is 617-234-7000.
We are an “emerging growth company,” as defined in Section 2(a) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Securities Act, as modified by the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012, or the JOBS Act. As such, we are eligible to take advantage of certain exemptions from various reporting requirements that are applicable to other public companies that are not emerging growth companies, including, but not limited to, not being required to comply with the auditor attestation requirements of Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, or the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, reduced disclosure obligations regarding executive compensation in our periodic reports and proxy statements, and exemptions from the requirements of holding a non-binding advisory vote on executive compensation and stockholder approval of any golden parachute payments not previously approved. If some investors find our securities less attractive as a result, there may be a less active trading market for our securities and the prices of our securities may be more volatile.
In addition, Section 107 of the JOBS Act also provides that an emerging growth company can take advantage of the extended transition period provided in Section 7(a)(2)(B) of the Securities Act for complying with new or revised accounting standards. In other words, an emerging growth company can delay the adoption of certain accounting standards until those standards would otherwise apply to private companies. We intend to take advantage of the benefits of this extended transition period.
We will remain an emerging growth company until the earlier of (1) the last day of the fiscal year (a) following the fifth anniversary of the completion of this offering, (b) in which we have total annual gross revenue of at least $1.07 billion, or (c) in which we are deemed to be a large accelerated filer, which means the market value of our Class A common stock that is held by non-affiliates exceeds $700 million as of the end of the prior fiscal year’s second fiscal quarter, and (2) the date on which we have issued more than $1.0 billion in non-convertible debt securities during the prior three-year period. References herein to emerging growth company shall have the meaning associated with it in the JOBS Act.
Additionally, we are a “smaller reporting company” as defined in Item 10(f)(1) of Regulation S-K. Smaller reporting companies may take advantage of certain reduced disclosure obligations, including, among other things, providing only two years of audited financial statements. We will remain a smaller reporting company until the last day of the fiscal year in which (1) the market value of our shares of Class A common stock held by non-affiliates is equal to or exceeds $250 million as of the prior June 30, or (2) our annual revenues exceeded $100 million during such completed fiscal year and the market value of our shares of Class A common stock held by non-affiliates is equal to exceeds $700 million as of the prior June 30. To the extent we take advantage of such reduced disclosure obligations, it may also make comparison of our financial statements with other public companies difficult or impossible.
 
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The Offering
In deciding whether to invest in our securities, you should take into account not only the backgrounds of the members of our management team, but also the special risks we face as a blank check company and the fact that this offering is not being conducted in compliance with Rule 419 promulgated under the Securities Act. You will not be entitled to protections normally afforded to investors in Rule 419 blank check offerings. You should carefully consider these and the other risks set forth in the section below entitled “Risk Factors” of this prospectus.
Securities offered
50,000,000 SAILSM securities (or 57,500,000 SAILSM securities if the underwriter’s over-allotment option is exercised in full), at $10.00 per SAILSM security, each SAILSM security consisting of:

one share of Class A common stock; and

one-fifth of one redeemable warrant.
One whole warrant may be exercised to purchase one share of Class A common stock.
Proposed Nasdaq symbols
SAILSM securities: “REVHU”
Class A common stock: “REVH”
Warrants: “REVHW”
Trading commencement and separation of shares of Class A common stock and
warrants
The SAILSM securities are expected to begin trading on or promptly after the date of this prospectus. The shares of Class A common stock and warrants comprising the SAILSM securities will begin separate trading on the 52nd day following the date of this prospectus unless Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC informs us of its decision to allow earlier separate trading, subject to our having filed the Current Report on Form 8-K described below and having issued a press release announcing when such separate trading will begin. Once the shares of Class A common stock and warrants commence separate trading, holders will have the option to continue to hold SAILSM securities or separate their SAILSM securities into the component securities. Holders will need to have their brokers contact our transfer agent in order to separate the SAILSM securities into shares of Class A common stock and warrants. No fractional warrants will be issued upon separation of the SAILSM securities and only whole warrants will trade. Accordingly, unless you purchase at least five SAILSM securities, you will not be able to receive or trade a whole warrant.
Additionally, the SAILSM securities will automatically separate into their component parts and will not be traded after completion of our initial business combination.
Separate trading of the shares of Class A common stock and warrants is prohibited until we have filed a Current Report on Form 8-K
In no event will the shares of Class A common stock and warrants be traded separately until we have filed with the SEC a Current Report on Form 8-K which includes an audited balance sheet reflecting our receipt of the gross proceeds at the closing of this offering. We will file the Current Report on Form 8-K promptly after the closing of
 
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this offering. If the underwriter’s over-allotment option is exercised following the initial filing of such Current Report on Form 8-K, a second or amended Current Report on Form 8-K will be filed to provide updated financial information to reflect the exercise of the underwriter’s over-allotment option.
SAILSM Securities
Number outstanding before this
offering
0
Number outstanding after this
offering
50,000,000(1)
Common Stock:
Number outstanding before this offering
2,875,000(2)(3)
Number outstanding after this offering
52,500,000(1)(4)
Warrants:
Number of private placement warrants to
be sold in a private placement simultaneously with this offering
11,333,333(1)
Number of warrants to be outstanding after this offering and the sale of private placement warrants
21,333,333(1)
Warrant terms
One warrant may be exercised to purchase one share of Class A common stock for $11.50 per share, subject to adjustment as provided herein. Warrants may be exercised only for a whole number of shares of Class A common stock.
No warrants will be exercisable for cash unless we have an effective and current registration statement covering the shares of Class A common stock issuable upon exercise of the warrants and a current prospectus relating to such shares of Class A common stock. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if a registration statement covering the shares of Class A common stock issuable upon exercise of the warrants is not effective within a specified period following the consummation of our initial business combination, warrant holders may, until such time as there is an effective registration statement and during any period when we shall have failed to maintain an effective registration statement, exercise warrants on a cashless basis.
The warrants will become exercisable on the later of 30 days after the completion of our initial business combination or 12 months from the closing of this offering. The warrants will expire at 5:00 p.m., New
(1)
Assumes no exercise of the underwriter’s over-allotment option.
(2)
Consists solely of alignment shares.
(3)
Alignment shares are currently classified as Class B common stock, which shares will convert into conversion shares as set forth below adjacent to the caption “Alignment Shares.”
(4)
Includes 50,000,000 shares of Class A common stock and 2,500,000 shares of Class B common stock.
 
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York City time, on the fifth anniversary of our completion of our initial business combination, or earlier upon redemption.
In addition, if (x) we issue additional shares of Class A common stock or equity-linked securities for capital raising purposes in connection with the closing of our initial business combination at an issue price or effective issue price of less than $9.20 per share of Class A common stock (with such issue price or effective issue price to be determined in good faith by our Board and, in the case of any such issuance to our sponsor or its affiliates, without taking into account any alignment shares held by our sponsor or such affiliates, as applicable, prior to such issuance) (the “Newly Issued Price”), (y) the aggregate gross proceeds from such issuances represent more than 60% of the total equity proceeds, and interest thereon, available for the funding of our initial business combination on the date of the consummation of our initial business combination (net of redemptions), and (z) the volume weighted average trading price of our Class A common stock during the 20 trading-day period starting on the trading day prior to the day on which we consummate our initial business combination (such price, the “Market Value”) is below $9.20 per share, the exercise price of the warrants will be adjusted (to the nearest cent) to be equal to 115% of the higher of the Market Value and the Newly Issued Price, the $18.00 per share redemption trigger price described adjacent to “Redemption of warrants when the price per share of Class A common stock equals or exceeds $18.00” and “Redemption of warrants when the price per share of Class A common stock equals or exceeds $10.00” will be adjusted (to the nearest cent) to be equal to 180% of the higher of the Market Value and the Newly Issued Price, and the $10.00 per share redemption trigger price described adjacent to the caption “Redemption of warrants when the price per share of Class A common stock equals or exceeds $10.00” will be adjusted (to the nearest cent) to be equal to the higher of the Market Value and the Newly Issued Price.
Redemption rights of public stockholders upon completion of our initial business combination
We will provide our public stockholders with the opportunity to redeem all or a portion of their public shares upon the completion of our initial business combination at $10.00 per share and the per share interest earned on the funds held in the trust account (net of permitted withdrawals). The redemption right will include the requirement that any beneficial owner on whose behalf a redemption right is being exercised must identify itself in order to validly redeem its shares. Our initial stockholders have entered into an agreement with us, pursuant to which they have agreed to waive redemption rights with respect to any public shares they may acquire during or after this offering in connection with the completion of our initial business combination.
Redemption of warrants when the price per share of Class A common stock equals or exceeds $18.00
Once the warrants become exercisable, we may redeem the outstanding warrants (except as described herein with respect to the private placement warrants):

in whole and not in part;
 
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at a price of $0.01 per warrant;

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

if, and only if, the last reported sale price (the “closing price”) of our shares of Class A common stock equals or exceeds $18.00 per share (as adjusted for adjustments to the number of shares issuable upon exercise or the exercise price of a warrant as described under the heading “Description of Securities—Warrants—Public Stockholders’—Anti—Dilution Adjustments”) for any 20 trading days within a 30 trading-day period ending on the third trading day prior to the date on which we send the notice of redemption to the warrant holders.
We will not redeem the warrants as described above unless an effective registration statement under the Securities Act covering the shares of Class A common stock issuable upon exercise of the warrants is effective and a current prospectus relating to those shares of Class A common stock is available throughout the 30-day redemption period. If and when the warrants become redeemable by us, we may exercise our redemption right even if we are unable to register or qualify the underlying securities for sale under all applicable state securities laws.
Except as set forth below, none of the private placement warrants will be redeemable by us so long as they are held by our sponsor or its permitted transferees.
Redemption of warrants when the price per share of Class A common stock equals or exceeds $10.00
Once the warrants become exercisable, we may redeem the outstanding warrants:

in whole and not in part;

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

if, and only if, the closing price of our shares of Class A common stock equals or exceeds $10.00 per public share (as adjusted for adjustments to the number of shares issuable upon exercise or the exercise price of a warrant as described under the heading “Description of Securities-Warrants-Public Stockholders’ Warrants-Anti-Dilution Adjustments”) for any 20 trading days within the 30 trading-day period ending three trading days before we send the notice of redemption to the warrant holders; and

if the closing price of the shares of Class A common stock for any 20 trading days within a 30 trading-day period ending on the third trading day prior to the date on which we send the notice of redemption to the warrant holders is less than $18.00 per share
 
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(as adjusted for adjustments to the number of shares issuable upon exercise or the exercise price of a warrant as described under the heading “Description of Securities-Warrants-Public Stockholders’ Warrants-Anti-Dilution Adjustments”), the private placement warrants must also be concurrently called for redemption on the same terms as the outstanding public warrants, as described above.
The “fair market value” of our shares of Class A common stock for the above purpose shall mean the volume weighted average price of our shares of Class A common stock during 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. We will provide our warrant holders with the final fair market value no later than one business day after the 10 trading-day period described above ends. In no event will the warrants be exercisable in connection with this redemption feature for more than 0.361 shares of Class A common stock per warrant (subject to adjustment).
No fractional shares of Class A common stock will be issued upon redemption. If, upon redemption, a holder would be entitled to receive a fractional interest in a share, we will round down to the nearest whole number of the number of shares of Class A common stock to be issued to the holder. Please see the section entitled “Description of Securities-Warrants-Public Stockholders” for additional information.
Limitation on redemption rights of stockholders holding 15% or more of the shares sold in this offering if we hold a stockholder vote
When we seek stockholder approval of our initial business combination, our amended and restated certificate of incorporation will provide that a public stockholder, together with any affiliate of such stockholder or any other person with whom such stockholder is acting in concert or as a “group” ​(as defined under Section 13 of the Exchange Act), will be restricted from redeeming its shares with respect to more than an aggregate of 15% of the shares sold in this offering, without our prior consent. We believe the restriction described above will discourage stockholders from accumulating large blocks of shares, and subsequent attempts by such holders to use their ability to redeem their shares as a means to force us or our management to purchase their shares at a significant premium to the then-current market price or on other undesirable terms. Absent this provision, a public stockholder holding more than an aggregate of 15% of the shares sold in this offering could threaten to exercise its redemption rights against our initial business combination. By limiting our stockholders’ ability to redeem to no more than 15% of the shares sold in this offering, we believe we will limit the ability of a small group of stockholders to unreasonably attempt to block our ability to complete our initial business combination, particularly in connection with an initial business combination that requires as a closing condition that we have a certain amount of cash. However, we would not be restricting our stockholders’ ability to vote all of their shares (including all shares held by those stockholders that hold more
 
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than 15% of the shares sold in this offering) for or against our initial business combination.
Release of funds in trust account on closing of our initial business combination
On the completion of our initial business combination, the funds held in the trust account will be used to (i) first, pay amounts due to any public stockholders who exercise their redemption rights as described above under “Redemption rights for public stockholders upon completion of our initial business combination” and (ii) to pay all or a portion of the consideration payable in the initial business combination and to pay other expenses associated with our initial business combination. If our initial business combination is paid for using equity or debt securities or not all of the funds released from the trust account are used for payment of the consideration in connection with our initial business combination, we may apply the balance of the cash released to us from the trust account for general corporate purposes, including for maintenance or expansion of operations of post-transaction businesses, the payment of principal or interest due on indebtedness incurred in completing our initial business combination, to fund the purchase of other companies or for working capital.
Redemption of public shares and distribution and liquidation if no initial business
combination
Our amended and restated certificate of incorporation will provide that we will have only 24 months from the closing of this offering (or such later date as approved by holders of a majority of shares of our outstanding common stock that are voted at a meeting to extend such date, voting together as a single class) to complete our initial business combination. If we do not complete our initial business combination within such 24-month period, we will: (i) cease all operations except for the purpose of winding up; (ii) as promptly as reasonably possible but not more than ten business days thereafter, redeem the public shares, at a per-share price, payable in cash, of $10.00; and (iii) as promptly as reasonably possible following such redemption, subject to the approval of our remaining stockholders and our Board, liquidate and dissolve, subject in the case of clauses (ii) and (iii), to our obligations under Delaware law to provide for claims of creditors and in all cases subject to the other requirements of applicable law.
Alignment shares
We have created an incentive structure which aligns the interests of all stakeholders and rewards sustained, long-term performance. We believe that this structure is more in-line with our long-term investment approach and different from all existing special purpose acquisition companies. On January 11, 2021, our sponsor paid $23,750, or approximately $0.01 per share, and the foundation paid $1,250, or approximately $0.01 per share, in consideration of 2,731,250 and 143,750 alignment shares, respectively. Prior to the initial investment in the company of $25,000 by the initial stockholders for the alignment shares, the company had no assets, tangible or intangible. The per share price of the alignment shares was determined by dividing the amount contributed to the company by the number of alignment shares issued. If we increase or decrease the size of this offering, we will effect a share capitalization, share surrender, stock dividend or share contribution back to capital or a
 
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compulsory redemption or other appropriate mechanism, as applicable, with respect to our alignment shares immediately prior to the consummation of this offering in such amount as to maintain the alignment share ownership of our initial stockholders at 5% of the Class A common stock issued in this offering. Up to 375,000 alignment shares are subject to forfeiture by the holders of such shares, on a pro rata basis, depending on the extent to which the underwriter’s over-allotment option is exercised. The alignment shares will be entitled to 20% of the voting power of our common stock prior to the completion of our initial business combination. Following the completion of our initial business combination, the alignment shares will be entitled to one vote per share.
The alignment shares are identical to the shares of Class A common stock included in the SAILSM securities being sold in this offering, except that:

only holders of the alignment shares have the right to vote on the election of directors prior to our initial business combination;

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

our sponsor, the foundation, officers and directors have entered into a letter agreement with us, pursuant to which they have agreed to (i) waive their redemption rights with respect to any alignment shares and public shares they hold in connection with the completion of our initial business combination, (ii) waive their redemption rights with respect to any alignment shares and public shares they hold in connection with a stockholder vote to approve an amendment to our certificate of incorporation to modify the substance or timing of our obligation to redeem 100% of our public shares if we have not consummated an initial business combination within 24 months from the closing of this offering (or such later date as approved by holders of a majority of shares of our outstanding common stock that are voted at a meeting to extend such date, voting together as a single class) or with respect to any other material provisions relating to stockholders’ rights or pre-initial business combination activity and (iii) waive their rights to liquidating distributions from the trust account with respect to any alignment shares they hold if we fail to complete our initial business combination within 24 months from the closing of this offering, or such later date as described in (ii) above (although they will be entitled to liquidating distributions from the trust account with respect to any public shares they hold if we fail to complete our initial business combination within the prescribed time frame);

if we submit our initial business combination to our public stockholders for a vote, our initial stockholders have agreed to vote their alignment shares and any public shares purchased during or after this offering in favor of our initial business combination. As a result, in addition to the alignment shares, we would need 18,750,001, or 37.5%, of the 50,000,000 public shares sold in this offering to be voted in favor of an initial business combination in order to have our initial business combination approved (assuming all outstanding shares are voted and the over-allotment option is not exercised); and
 
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On the last day of each “measurement period” ​(as defined below), which will occur annually over ten fiscal years following the consummation of our initial business combination (and, with respect to any measurement period in which we have a change of control or in which we liquidate, dissolve or wind up, on the business day immediately prior to such event instead of on the last day of such measurement period), 287,500 (or, 250,000 if the over-allotment option is not exercised) alignment shares will automatically convert into shares of our Class A common stock (“conversion shares”), as follows:

if the sum (such sum, the “Total Return”) of (i) the VWAP, calculated in accordance with “Descriptions of Securities—Volume weighted average price” below, of shares of our Class A common stock for such final fiscal quarter in such measurement period and (ii) the amount per share of any dividends or distributions paid or payable to holders of our Class A common stock on the record date for which is on or prior to the last day of the measurement period, does not exceed the Price Threshold, the number of conversion shares for such measurement period will be 2,875 shares of Class A common stock (or 2,500 if the over-allotment option is not exercised);

if the Total Return exceeds the Price Threshold but does not exceed an amount equal to 130% of the Price Threshold, then the number of conversion shares for such measurement period will be the greater of (i) 2,875 shares of Class A common stock (or 2,500 if the over-allotment option is not exercised) and (ii) 20% of the difference between the Total Return and the Price Threshold, multiplied by (A) the sum (such sum (as proportionally adjusted to give effect to any stock splits, stock capitalizations, stock combinations, stock dividends, reorganizations, recapitalizations or any such similar transactions), the “Closing Share Count”) of (x) the number of shares of Class A common stock outstanding immediately after the closing of this offering (including any exercise of the over-allotment option) and (y) if in connection with the initial business combination there are issued any shares of Class A Common Stock or PIPE Securities (as defined below), the number of shares of Class A common stock so issued and the maximum number of shares of Class A common stock issuable (whether settled in shares or in cash) upon conversion or exercise of such PIPE Securities, divided by (B) the Total Return; and

if the Total Return exceeds an amount equal to 130% of the Price Threshold, then the number of conversion shares for such measurement period will be the greater of (i) 2,875 shares of Class A common stock (or 2,500 if the over-allotment option is not exercised) and (ii) the sum of (x) 20% of the difference between an amount equal to 130% of the Price Threshold and the Price Threshold and (y) 30% of the difference between the Total Return and an amount equal to 130% of the Price Threshold, multiplied by (A) the Closing Share Count, divided by (B) the Total Return.

The term “measurement period” means (i) the period of four fiscal quarters ending with, and including, the last fiscal quarter
 
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of the fiscal year in which we consummate our initial business combination and (ii) each of the nine successive four-fiscal-quarter periods.

The “Price Threshold” will initially equal $10.00 for the first measurement period and will thereafter be adjusted at the beginning of each subsequent measurement period to be equal to the greater of (i) the Price Threshold for the immediately preceding measurement period and (ii) the VWAP for the immediately preceding measurement period (in each case, as proportionally adjusted to give effect to any stock splits, stock capitalizations, stock combinations, stock dividends, reorganizations, recapitalizations or any such similar transactions).

For purposes of the above calculation, “PIPE Securities” means securities (other than the public warrants and the private placement warrants) issued by the company and/or any entities that (after giving effect to completion of the initial business combination) are subsidiaries of the company that are directly or indirectly convertible into or exercisable for shares of Class A common stock, or for a cash settlement value in lieu thereof.

The foregoing calculations will be based on our fiscal year and fiscal quarters, which may change as a result of our initial business combination. Each conversion of alignment shares will apply to the holders of alignment shares on a pro rata basis. If, upon conversion of any alignment shares, a holder would be entitled to receive a fractional interest in a share, we will round down to the nearest whole number of the number of shares of Class A common stock to be issued to such holder.
See “Description of Securities—Alignment Shares.”
Alignment shares conversion
upon change of control
Upon a change of control occurring after our initial business combination (but not in connection with our initial business combination), for the measurement period in which the change of control transaction occurs, the 287,500, alignment shares (or, 250,000 if the over-allotment option is not exercised) will automatically convert into conversion shares (on the business day immediately prior to such event), as follows:

if, prior to the date of such change of control, the alignment shares have already cumulatively converted into a number of shares of Class A common stock equal in the aggregate to at least 5% of the Closing Share Count (the “5% Threshold Amount”), the number of conversion shares will equal the greater of (i) 2,875 shares of Class A common stock (or 2,500 if the overallotment option is not exercised) and (ii) the number of shares of Class A common stock that would be issuable based on the excess of the Total Return above the Price Threshold as described above with such Total Return calculated using the purchase price or deemed value agreed upon in the change of control transaction rather than the VWAP for the final fiscal quarter in the relevant measurement period;
 
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if, prior to the date of the change of control, the alignment shares have not already cumulatively converted into a number of shares of Class A common stock equal in the aggregate to at least the 5% Threshold Amount, the number of conversion shares will equal the greater of (i) the 5% Threshold Amount less any shares of Class A common stock previously issued upon conversion of alignment shares and (ii) the number of shares that would be issuable based on the excess of the Total Return above the Price Threshold described above with the Total Return calculated using the purchase price or deemed value agreed upon in the change of control transaction rather than the VWAP for the final fiscal quarter in the relevant measurement period; and

to the extent any tranches of 287,500 alignment shares remain outstanding, each such remaining tranche of 287,500 alignment shares (or, 250,000 if the over-allotment option is not exercised) will automatically convert into 2,875 shares of our Class A common stock (or 2,500 if the over-allotment option is not exercised).
Sponsor and foundation
lock-ups
We, our initial stockholders and our officers and directors have agreed that we will not offer, sell, contract to sell, pledge or otherwise dispose of, directly or indirectly, without the prior written consent of Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC for a period of 180 days after the date of this prospectus, any SAILSM securities, warrants, shares of common stock or any other securities convertible into, or exercisable, or exchangeable for, shares of common stock subject to certain limited exceptions.
Our sponsor and the foundation have also agreed not to transfer, assign or sell (i) any of their alignment shares except to any permitted transferees, and (ii) any of their Class A common stock deliverable upon conversion of the alignment shares for 30 days following the completion of our initial business combination.
We refer to such transfer restrictions throughout this prospectus as the lock-ups.
Private placement warrants
Our sponsor and certain directors of the Company have committed, pursuant to a written agreement, to purchase an aggregate of 11,333,333 private placement warrants (or 12,333,333 private placement warrants if the underwriter’s over-allotment option is exercised in full), each exercisable to purchase one share of Class A common stock at $11.50 per share, subject to adjustment, at a price of $1.50 per warrant ($17,000,000 in the aggregate or $18,500,000 if the underwriter’s over-allotment option is exercised in full), in a private placement that will close simultaneously with the closing of this offering. If we do not complete our initial business combination within 24 months from the closing of this offering (or such later date as approved by holders of a majority of shares of our outstanding common stock that are voted at a meeting to extend such date, voting together as a single class), the private placement warrants will expire worthless. The private placement warrants will be non-redeemable (except as set forth under “Redemption of Warrants for Shares of Class A Common Stock”) and exercisable on a cashless basis so long as they are held by our sponsor or its permitted transferees (see “Description of Securities—Warrants—Private Placement Warrants”). If the private placement warrants are held by holders
 
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other than our sponsor or its permitted transferees, the private placement warrants will be redeemable by us in all redemption scenarios and exercisable by the holders on the same basis as the warrants included in the SAILSM securities being sold in this offering.
Anticipated expenses and funding sources
Except as described above with respect to the payment of taxes, unless and until we complete our initial business combination, no proceeds held in the trust account will be available for our use. The proceeds held in the trust account will be invested only in U.S. government treasury obligations with a maturity of 185 days or less or in money market funds meeting certain conditions under Rule 2a-7 under the Investment Company Act, which invest only in direct U.S. government treasury obligations. Assuming an interest rate of 0.5% per year, we estimate the interest earned on the trust account will be approximately $2,500,000 per year; however, we can provide no assurances regarding this amount. Unless and until we complete our initial business combination, we may pay our expenses only from:

the net proceeds of this offering and the sale of the private placement warrants not held in the trust account, which will be approximately $4,500,000 in working capital after the payment of approximately $2,500,000 in expenses relating to this offering; and

any loans or additional investments from our sponsor or an affiliate of our sponsor or certain of our officers and directors, although they are under no obligation to advance funds to us in such circumstances, and provided any such loans will not have any claim on the proceeds held in the trust account unless such proceeds are released to us upon completion of our initial business combination.
Conditions to completing our initial business combination
Nasdaq rules and our initial business combination must occur with one or more target businesses that together have an aggregate fair market value of at least 80% of the net assets held in the trust account (excluding the deferred underwriting commissions and taxes payable on the interest earned on the trust account) at the time of signing a definitive agreement in connection with our initial business combination and that a majority of our independent directors approve such initial business combination(s). If our Board is not able to independently determine the fair market value of the target business or businesses, we will obtain an opinion from an independent investment banking firm that is a member of FINRA or an independent valuation or appraisal firm with respect to the satisfaction of such criteria. Our stockholders may not be provided with a copy of such opinion nor will they be able to rely on such opinion.
We will complete our initial business combination only if the post-business combination company in which our public stockholders own shares will own or acquire 50% or more of the outstanding voting securities of the target or is otherwise not required to register as an investment company under the Investment Company Act. Even if the post-business combination company owns or acquires 50% or more of the voting securities of the target, our stockholders prior to our
 
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initial business combination may collectively own a minority interest in the post-business combination company, depending on valuations ascribed to the target and us in the business combination transaction. If less than 100% of the equity interests or assets of a target business or businesses are owned or acquired by the post-business combination company, the portion of such business or businesses that is owned or acquired is what will be valued for purposes of the 80% of net assets test; provided that in the event that the business combination involves more than one target business, the 80% of net assets test will be based on the aggregate value of all of the target businesses and we will treat the target businesses together as the initial business combination for purposes of a tender offer or for seeking stockholder approval, as applicable.
Permitted purchases of public shares by our affiliates
If we seek stockholder approval of our initial business combination, our initial stockholders, directors, executive officers, advisors or their affiliates may purchase shares in privately negotiated transactions or in the open market either prior to or following the completion of our initial business combination. However, they have no current commitments, plans or intentions to engage in such transactions and have not formulated any terms or conditions for any such transactions.
The purpose of any such purchases of shares could be to vote such shares in favor of the initial business combination and thereby increase the likelihood of obtaining stockholder approval of the initial business combination or to satisfy a closing condition in an agreement with a sponsor that requires us to have a minimum net worth or a certain amount of cash at the closing of our initial business combination, where it appears that such requirement would otherwise not be met. Any such purchases of our securities may result in the completion of our initial business combination that may not otherwise have been possible. In addition, if such purchases are made, the public “float” of shares of our Class A common stock may be reduced and the number of beneficial holders of our securities may be reduced, which may make it difficult to maintain or obtain the quotation, listing or trading of our securities on a national securities exchange.
Redemption rights for public stockholders upon completion of our initial business combination
We will provide our public stockholders with the opportunity to redeem all or a portion of their shares of Class A common stock upon the completion of our initial business combination at a per-share price, payable in cash, equal to the aggregate amount then on deposit in the trust account calculated as of two business days prior to the consummation of the initial business combination, including interest earned on the funds held in the trust account and not previously released to us to pay our taxes, if any, divided by the number of then-outstanding public shares, subject to the limitations described herein. The amount in the trust account is initially anticipated to be $10.00 per public share. The per share amount we will distribute to investors who properly redeem their shares will not be reduced by the deferred underwriting commissions we will pay to the underwriter. The redemption rights will include the requirement that a beneficial holder
 
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must identify itself in order to validly redeem its shares. There will be no redemption rights upon the completion of our initial business combination with respect to our warrants. Our initial stockholders and each member of our management team have entered into an agreement with us, pursuant to which they have agreed to waive their redemption rights with respect to any alignment shares and public shares held by them in connection with (i) the completion of our initial business combination and (ii) a stockholder vote to approve an amendment to our amended and restated certificate of incorporation (A) that would modify the substance or timing of our obligation to provide holders of our shares of Class A common stock the right to have their shares redeemed in connection with our initial business combination or to redeem 100% of our public shares if we do not complete our initial business combination within 24 months from the closing of this offering (or such later date as approved by holders of a majority of shares of our outstanding common stock that are voted at a meeting to extend such date, voting together as a single class) or (B) with respect to any other provision relating to the rights of holders of our shares of Class A common stock.
Limitations on redemptions
Our amended and restated certificate of incorporation will provide that in no event will we redeem our public shares in an amount that would cause our net tangible assets to be less than $5,000,001 (so that we do not then become subject to the SEC’s “penny stock” rules). However, a greater net tangible asset or cash requirement may be contained in the agreement relating to our initial business combination. For example, the proposed business combination may require: (i) cash consideration to be paid to the target or its owners; (ii) cash to be transferred to the target for working capital or other general corporate purposes; or (iii) the retention of cash to satisfy other conditions in accordance with the terms of the proposed business combination. Furthermore, although we will not redeem shares in an amount that would cause our net tangible assets to fall below $5,000,001, we do not have a maximum redemption threshold based on the percentage of shares sold in this offering, as many blank check companies do. In the event the aggregate cash consideration we would be required to pay for all shares of Class A common stock that are validly submitted for redemption plus any amount required to satisfy cash conditions pursuant to the terms of the proposed business combination exceed the aggregate amount of cash available to us, we will not complete the business combination or redeem any shares, and all shares of Class A common stock submitted for redemption will be returned to the holders thereof, and we instead may search for an alternate business combination.
Manner of conducting redemptions
We will provide our public stockholders with the opportunity to redeem all or a portion of their public shares upon the completion of our initial business combination either (i) in connection with a stockholder meeting called to approve the business combination or (ii) by means of a tender offer. The decision as to whether we will seek stockholder approval of a proposed business combination or conduct a tender offer will be made by us, solely in our discretion, and will be based on a variety of factors such as the timing of the transaction and whether the terms of the transaction would require us to seek stockholder approval under applicable law or stock exchange listing
 
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requirement. Asset acquisitions and share purchases would not typically require stockholder approval, while direct mergers with our company where we do not survive and any transactions where we issue more than 20% of the outstanding shares of our common stock or seek to amend our amended and restated certificate of incorporation would typically require stockholder approval. We currently intend to conduct redemptions in connection with a stockholder vote unless stockholder approval is not required by applicable law or stock exchange listing requirement or we choose to conduct redemptions pursuant to the tender offer rules of the SEC for business or other reasons.
If we hold a stockholder vote to approve our initial business combination, we will:

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

file proxy materials with the SEC.
If we seek stockholder approval, we will complete our initial business combination only if a majority of the shares of common stock, represented in person or by proxy and entitled to vote thereon, voted at a stockholder meeting are voted in favor of the business combination. In such case, our initial stockholders and each member of our management team have agreed to vote their alignment shares and public shares in favor of our initial business combination. As a result, in addition to the alignment shares, we would need 18,750,001, or 37.5% (assuming all issued and outstanding shares are voted and the over-allotment option is not exercised) of the 50,000,000 public shares sold in this offering to be voted in favor of an initial business combination in order to have our initial business combination approved. Each public stockholder may elect to redeem its public shares irrespective of whether they vote for or against the proposed transaction or vote at all. Our amended and restated certificate of incorporation will require that at least five days’ notice will be given of any such stockholder meeting.
If we conduct redemptions pursuant to the tender offer rules of the SEC, we will, pursuant to our amended and restated certificate of incorporation:

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

file tender offer documents with the SEC prior to completing our initial business combination which contain substantially the same financial and other information about the initial business combination and the redemption rights as is required under Regulation 14A of the Exchange Act, which regulates the solicitation of proxies.
Upon the public announcement of our initial business combination, if we elect to conduct redemptions pursuant to the tender offer rules, we and our initial stockholders will terminate any plan established in accordance with Rule 10b5-1 to purchase our shares of Class A
 
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common stock in the open market, in order to comply with Rule 14e-5 under the Exchange Act.
In the event we conduct redemptions pursuant to the tender offer rules, our offer to redeem will remain open for at least 20 business days, in accordance with Rule 14e-1(a) under the Exchange Act, and we will not be permitted to complete our initial business combination until the expiration of the tender offer period. In addition, the tender offer will be conditioned on public stockholders not tendering more than the number of public shares we are permitted to redeem. If public stockholders tender more shares than we have offered to purchase, we will withdraw the tender offer and not complete such initial business combination.
Limited payments to insiders
There will be no finder’s fees, reimbursements or cash payments made by the company to our initial stockholders, officers or directors, or their affiliates, for services rendered to us prior to or in connection with the completion of our initial business combination, other than the following payments, none of which will be made from the proceeds of this offering and the sale of the private placement warrants held in the trust account prior to the completion of our initial business combination:

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

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

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

repayment of loans which may be made by our sponsor or an affiliate of our sponsor or certain of our officers and directors to finance transaction costs in connection with an intended initial business combination. Up to $1,500,000 of such loans may be convertible into warrants of the post-business combination entity at a price of $1.50 per warrant at the option of the lender. The warrants would be identical to the private placement warrants. Except for the foregoing, the terms of such loans, if any, have not been determined and no written agreements exist with respect to such loans.
Any such payments will be made either (i) prior to our initial business combination using proceeds of this offering and the sale of the private placement warrants held outside the trust account or from loans made to us by our sponsor or an affiliate of our sponsor or certain of our officers and directors or (ii) in connection with or after the consummation of our initial business combination.
Audit Committee
We will establish and maintain an audit committee, which will be composed entirely of independent directors. Among its responsibilities, the audit committee will review on a quarterly basis all payments that were made by us to our sponsor, the foundation, our officers or directors, or their affiliates and monitor compliance with the other terms relating to this offering. If any noncompliance is
 
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identified, then the audit committee will be charged with the responsibility to promptly take all action necessary to rectify such noncompliance or otherwise to cause compliance with the terms of this offering. For more information, see the section entitled “Management—Committees of the Board of Directors—Audit Committee.”
Risks
An investment in our securities involves a high degree of risk. The occurrence of one or more of the events or circumstances described in the section titled “Risk Factors,” alone or in combination with other events or circumstances, may materially adversely affect our business, financial condition and operating results. In that event, the trading price of our securities could decline, and you could lose all or part of your investment. Such risks include, but are not limited to:

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

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

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

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

If we seek stockholder approval of our initial business combination, our initial stockholders have agreed to vote in favor of such initial business combination, regardless of how our public stockholders vote.

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

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

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

The requirement that we consummate an initial business combination within 24 months (or such later date as approved by our stockholders) after the closing of this offering may give potential target businesses leverage over us in negotiating a business combination and may limit the time we have in which to conduct due diligence on potential business combination targets, in particular as we approach our dissolution deadline, which could undermine our ability to complete our initial business combination on terms that would produce value for our stockholders.

Our search for a business combination, and any target business with which we ultimately consummate a business combination, may be materially adversely affected by the recent coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and the status of debt and equity markets.

We may not be able to consummate an initial business combination within 24 months after the closing of this offering, in which case we would cease all operations except for the purpose of winding up and we would redeem our public shares and liquidate.

If we seek stockholder approval of our initial business combination, our initial stockholders, directors, executive officers, advisors and their affiliates may elect to purchase public shares or warrants, which
 
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may influence a vote on a proposed business combination and reduce the public “float” of our shares of Class A common stock or public warrants.

If a stockholder fails to receive notice of our offer to redeem our public shares in connection with our initial business combination, or fails to comply with the procedures for tendering its shares, such shares may not be redeemed.

You will not have any rights or interests in funds from the trust account, except under certain limited circumstances. Therefore, to liquidate your investment, you may be forced to sell your public shares or warrants, potentially at a loss.

Nasdaq may delist our securities from trading on its exchange, which could limit investors’ ability to make transactions in our securities and subject us to additional trading restrictions.

You will not be entitled to protections normally afforded to investors of many other blank check companies.

Because of our limited resources and the significant competition for business combination opportunities, it may be more difficult for us to complete our initial business combination. If we have not consummated our initial business combination within the required time period, our public stockholders may receive only approximately $10.00 per public share, or less in certain circumstances, on the liquidation of our trust account and our warrants will expire worthless.

If the net proceeds of this offering and the sale of the private placement warrants not being held in the trust account are insufficient to allow us to operate for the 24 months following the closing of this offering, it could limit the amount available to fund our search for a target business or businesses and our ability to complete our initial business combination, and we will depend on loans from our sponsor, its affiliates or members of our management team to fund our search and to complete our initial business combination.

Subsequent to our completion of our initial business combination, we may be required to take write-downs or write-offs, restructuring and impairment or other charges that could have a significant negative effect on our financial condition, results of operations and the share price of our securities, which could cause you to lose some or all of your investment.

If we do not consummate an initial business combination within 24 months from the closing of this offering, our public stockholders may be forced to wait beyond such 24 months before redemption from our trust account.

Although we have identified general criteria that we believe are important in evaluating prospective partner businesses, we may enter into our initial business combination with a partner that does not meet such criteria, and as a result, the partner business with which we enter into our initial business combination may not have attributes entirely consistent with our general criteria.
 
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SUMMARY FINANCIAL DATA
The following table summarizes the relevant financial data for our business and should be read with our financial statements, which are included in this prospectus. We have not had any significant operations to date, so only balance sheet data is presented.
January 20, 2021
Balance Sheet Data:
Working capital (deficiency)
$
Total assets
$ 320,000
Total liabilities
$ 300,000
Stockholders’ equity
$ 20,000
 
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RISK FACTORS
An investment in our securities involves a high degree of risk. You should consider carefully all of the risks described below, together with the other information contained in this prospectus, before making a decision to invest in our SAILSM securities. If any of the following events occur, our business, financial condition and operating results may be materially adversely affected. In that event, the trading price of our securities could decline, and you could lose all or part of your investment.
Risks Related to Our Business and Financial Position
We are a recently incorporated company with no operating history and no revenues, and you have no basis on which to evaluate our ability to achieve our business objective.
We are a recently formed company with no operating results, and we will not commence operations until obtaining funding through this offering. Because we lack an operating history, you have no basis upon which to evaluate our ability to achieve our business objective of completing our initial business combination with one or more target businesses. We have no plans, arrangements or understandings with any prospective target business concerning a business combination and may be unable to complete our initial business combination. If we fail to complete our initial business combination, we will never generate any operating revenues.
Past performance by our management team or their respective affiliates may not be indicative of future performance of an investment in us.
Information regarding performance is presented for informational purposes only. Any past experience or performance of our management team and their respective affiliates is not a guarantee of either (i) our ability to successfully identify and execute a transaction or (ii) success with respect to any business combination that we may consummate. You should not rely on the historical record of our management team or their respective affiliates as indicative of the future performance of an investment in us or the returns we will, or are likely to, generate going forward. Our management has no experience in operating special purpose acquisition companies.
Our stockholders may not be afforded an opportunity to vote on our proposed initial business combination, which means we may complete our initial business combination even though a majority of our stockholders do not support such a combination.
We may choose not to hold a stockholder vote before we complete our initial business combination if the business combination would not require stockholder approval under applicable law or stock exchange listing requirement. For instance, if we were seeking to acquire a target business where the consideration we were paying in the transaction was all cash, we would typically not be required to seek stockholder approval to complete such a transaction. Except for as required by applicable law or stock exchange listing requirement, the decision as to whether we will seek stockholder approval of a proposed business combination or will allow stockholders to sell their shares to us in a tender offer will be made by us, solely in our discretion, and will be based on a variety of factors, such as the timing of the transaction and whether the terms of the transaction would otherwise require us to seek stockholder approval. Accordingly, we may complete our initial business combination even if holders of a majority of our issued and outstanding shares of Class A common stock do not approve of the business combination we complete.
Please see the section entitled “Proposed Business—Stockholders May Not Have the Ability to Approve Our Initial Business Combination” for additional information.
Your only opportunity to affect the investment decision regarding a potential business combination may be limited to the exercise of your right to redeem your shares from us for cash.
At the time of your investment in us, you will not be provided with an opportunity to evaluate the specific merits or risks of any target businesses. Since our board of directors may complete a business combination without seeking stockholder approval, public stockholders may not have the right or opportunity to vote on the business combination, unless we seek such stockholder approval. Accordingly, your only opportunity to affect the investment decision regarding a potential business combination may be limited to exercising your
 
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redemption rights within the period of time (which will be at least 20 business days) set forth in our tender offer documents mailed to our public stockholders in which we describe our initial business combination.
Risks Related to Our Proposed Initial Business Combination
If we seek stockholder approval of our initial business combination, our initial stockholders have agreed to vote in favor of such initial business combination, regardless of how our public stockholders vote.
Our initial stockholders will be entitled to 20% of the voting power of our common stock immediately following the completion of this offering. Our initial stockholders and members of our management team also may from time to time purchase shares of Class A common stock prior to our initial business combination. Our amended and restated certificate of incorporation will provide that, if we seek stockholder approval, we will complete our initial business combination only if a majority of the outstanding shares of common stock, represented in person or by proxy and entitled to vote thereon, voted at a stockholder meeting are voted in favor of the business combination. As a result, in addition to our initial stockholders’ alignment shares, we would need 18,750,001, or 37.5% (assuming all issued and outstanding shares are voted and the over-allotment option is not exercised) of the 50,000,000 public shares sold in this offering to be voted in favor of an initial business combination in order to have our initial business combination approved. Accordingly, if we seek stockholder approval of our initial business combination, the agreement by our initial stockholders and each member of our management team to vote in favor of our initial business combination will increase the likelihood that we will receive the requisite stockholder approval for such initial business combination.
The ability of our public stockholders to redeem their shares for cash may make our financial condition unattractive to potential business combination targets, which may make it difficult for us to enter into a business combination with a target.
We may seek to enter into a business combination transaction agreement with a prospective target that requires as a closing condition that we have a minimum net worth or a certain amount of cash. If too many public stockholders exercise their redemption rights, we would not be able to meet such closing condition and, as a result, would not be able to proceed with the business combination. Furthermore, in no event will we redeem our public shares in an amount that would cause our net tangible assets to be less than $5,000,001 (so that we do not then become subject to the SEC’s “penny stock” rules). Consequently, if accepting all properly submitted redemption requests would cause our net tangible assets to be less than $5,000,001 or such greater amount necessary to satisfy a closing condition as described above, we would not proceed with such redemption and the related business combination and may instead search for an alternate business combination. Prospective targets will be aware of these risks and, thus, may be reluctant to enter into a business combination transaction with us.
The ability of our public stockholders to exercise redemption rights with respect to a large number of our shares may not allow us to complete the most desirable business combination or optimize our capital structure.
At the time we enter into an agreement for our initial business combination, we will not know how many stockholders may exercise their redemption rights, and therefore will need to structure the transaction based on our expectations as to the number of shares that will be submitted for redemption. If a large number of shares are submitted for redemption, we may need to restructure the transaction to reserve a greater portion of the cash in the trust account or arrange for additional third-party financing. Raising additional third-party financing may involve dilutive equity issuances or the incurrence of indebtedness at higher than desirable levels. The above considerations may limit our ability to complete the most desirable business combination available to us or optimize our capital structure. The amount of the deferred underwriting commissions payable to the underwriter will not be adjusted for any shares that are redeemed in connection with an initial business combination. The per-share amount we will distribute to stockholders who properly exercise their redemption rights will not be reduced by the deferred underwriting commission and after such redemptions, the amount held in trust will continue to reflect our obligation to pay the entire deferred underwriting commissions.
 
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The ability of our public stockholders to exercise redemption rights with respect to a large number of our shares could increase the probability that our initial business combination would be unsuccessful and that you would have to wait for liquidation in order to redeem your shares.
If our initial business combination agreement requires us to use a portion of the cash in the trust account to pay the purchase price, or requires us to have a minimum amount of cash at closing, the probability that our initial business combination would be unsuccessful is increased. If our initial business combination is unsuccessful, you would not receive your pro rata portion of the funds in the trust account until we liquidate the trust account. If you are in need of immediate liquidity, you could attempt to sell your shares in the open market; however, at such time our shares may trade at a discount to the pro rata amount per share in the trust account. In either situation, you may suffer a material loss on your investment or lose the benefit of funds expected in connection with our redemption until we liquidate or you are able to sell your shares in the open market.
The requirement that we consummate an initial business combination within 24 months after the closing of this offering (or such later date as approved by holders of a majority of shares of our outstanding common stock that are voted at a meeting to extend such date, voting together as a single class) may give potential target businesses leverage over us in negotiating a business combination and may limit the time we have in which to conduct due diligence on potential business combination targets, in particular as we approach our dissolution deadline, which could undermine our ability to complete our initial business combination on terms that would produce value for our stockholders.
Any potential target business with which we enter into negotiations concerning a business combination will be aware that we must consummate an initial business combination within 24 months from the closing of this offering (or such later date as approved by holders of a majority of shares of our outstanding common stock that are voted at a meeting to extend such date, voting together as a single class). Consequently, such target business may obtain leverage over us in negotiating a business combination, knowing that if we do not complete our initial business combination with that particular target business, we may be unable to complete our initial business combination with any target business. This risk will increase as we get closer to the time frame described above. In addition, we may have limited time to conduct due diligence and may enter into our initial business combination on terms that we would have rejected upon a more comprehensive investigation.
Our search for a business combination, and any target business with which we ultimately consummate a business combination, may be materially adversely affected by the recent coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and the status of debt and equity markets.
In December 2019, a novel strain of coronavirus was reported to have surfaced, which has and is continuing to spread throughout the world, including the United States. On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (“COVID-19”) a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern.” On January 31, 2020, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar II declared a public health emergency for the United States to aid the U.S. healthcare community in responding to COVID-19, and on March 11, 2020 the World Health Organization characterized the outbreak as a “pandemic.” The COVID-19 outbreak has and a significant outbreak of other infectious diseases could result in a widespread health crisis that could adversely affect the economies and financial markets worldwide, and the business of any potential target business with which we consummate a business combination could be materially and adversely affected. Furthermore, we may be unable to complete a business combination if continued concerns relating to COVID-19 continues to restrict travel, limit the ability to have meetings with potential investors or the target company’s personnel, vendors and services providers are unavailable to negotiate and consummate a transaction in a timely manner. The extent to which COVID-19 impacts our search for a business combination will depend on future developments, which are highly uncertain and cannot be predicted, including new information which may emerge concerning the severity of COVID-19 and the actions to contain COVID-19 or treat its impact, among others. If the disruptions posed by COVID-19 or other matters of global concern continue for an extensive period of time, our ability to consummate a business combination, or the operations of a target business with which we ultimately consummate a business combination, may be materially adversely affected.
 
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In addition, our ability to consummate a transaction may be dependent on the ability to raise equity and debt financing which may be impacted by COVID-19 and other events, including as a result of increased market volatility, decreased market liquidity in third-party financing being unavailable on terms acceptable to us or at all.
Finally, the outbreak of COVID-19 may also have the effect of heightening many of the other risks described in this “Risk Factors” section, such as those related to the market for our securities and cross-border transactions.
As the number of special purpose acquisition companies evaluating targets increases, attractive targets may become scarcer and there may be more competition for attractive targets. This could increase the cost of our initial business combination and could even result in our inability to find a target or to consummate an initial business combination.
In recent years, the number of special purpose acquisition companies that have been formed has increased substantially. Many potential targets for special purpose acquisition companies have already entered into an initial business combination, and there are still many special purpose acquisition companies preparing for an initial public offering, as well as many such companies currently in registration. As a result, at times, fewer attractive targets may be available to consummate an initial business combination.
In addition, because there are more special purpose acquisition companies seeking to enter into an initial business combination with available targets, the competition for available targets with attractive fundamentals or business models may increase, which could cause targets companies to demand improved financial terms. Attractive deals could also become scarcer for other reasons, such as economic or industry sector downturns, geopolitical tensions, or increases in the cost of additional capital needed to close business combinations or operate targets post-business combination. This could increase the cost of, delay or otherwise complicate or frustrate our ability to find and consummate an initial business combination, and may result in our inability to consummate an initial business combination on terms favorable to our investors altogether.
We may not be able to consummate an initial business combination within 24 months after the closing of this offering (or such later date as approved by holders of a majority of shares of our outstanding common stock that are voted at a meeting to extend such date, voting together as a single class), in which case we would cease all operations except for the purpose of winding up and we would redeem our public shares and liquidate.
We may not be able to find a suitable candidate for our initial business combination and complete our initial business combination within 24 months after the closing of this offering (or such later date as approved by holders of a majority of shares of our outstanding common stock that are voted at a meeting to extend such date, voting together as a single class). Our ability to complete our initial business combination may be negatively impacted by general market conditions, volatility in the capital and debt markets and the other risks described herein. For example, the outbreak of COVID-19 continues to grow both in the U.S. and globally and, while the extent of the impact of the outbreak on us will depend on future developments, it could limit our ability to complete our initial business combination, including as a result of increased market volatility, decreased market liquidity and third-party financing being unavailable on terms acceptable to us or at all. Additionally, the outbreak of COVID-19 may negatively impact businesses we may seek to acquire. If we have not completed our initial business combination within such time period, we will: (i) cease all operations except for the purpose of winding up; (ii) as promptly as reasonably possible but not more than ten business days thereafter, redeem the public shares, at a per-share price, payable in cash, equal to the aggregate amount then on deposit in the trust account, including interest earned on the funds held in the trust account (net of permitted withdrawals and up to $100,000 of interest to pay dissolution expenses), divided by the number of then outstanding public shares, which redemption will completely extinguish public stockholders’ rights as stockholders (including the right to receive further liquidating distributions, if any); and (iii) as promptly as reasonably possible following such redemption, subject to the approval of our remaining stockholders and our board of directors, liquidate and dissolve, subject in each case, to our obligations under Delaware law to provide for claims of creditors and the requirements of other applicable law.
 
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If we seek stockholder approval of our initial business combination, our initial stockholders, directors, executive officers, advisors and their affiliates may elect to purchase public shares or warrants, which may influence a vote on a proposed business combination and reduce the public “float” of our shares of Class A common stock or public warrants.
If we seek stockholder approval of our initial business combination and we do not conduct redemptions in connection with our initial business combination pursuant to the tender offer rules, our initial stockholders, directors, executive officers, advisors or their affiliates may purchase public shares or warrants in privately negotiated transactions or in the open market either prior to or following the completion of our initial business combination, although they are under no obligation to do so. However, they have no current commitments, plans or intentions to engage in such transactions and have not formulated any terms or conditions for any such transactions. None of the funds in the trust account will be used to purchase public shares or warrants in such transactions.
In the event that our initial stockholders, directors, executive officers, advisors or their affiliates purchase shares in privately negotiated transactions from public stockholders who have already elected to exercise their redemption rights, such selling stockholders would be required to revoke their prior elections to redeem their shares. The purpose of any such transaction could be to (i) vote in favor of the business combination and thereby increase the likelihood of obtaining stockholder approval of the business combination, (ii) reduce the number of public warrants outstanding or vote such warrants on any matters submitted to the warrant holders for approval in connection with our initial business combination or (iii) satisfy a closing condition in an agreement with a target that requires us to have a minimum net worth or a certain amount of cash at the closing of our initial business combination, where it appears that such requirement would otherwise not be met. Any such purchases of our securities may result in the completion of our initial business combination that may not otherwise have been possible. In addition, if such purchases are made, the public “float” of our shares of Class A common stock or public warrants may be reduced and the number of beneficial holders of our securities may be reduced, which may make it difficult to maintain or obtain the quotation, listing or trading of our securities on a national securities exchange. Any such purchases will be reported pursuant to Section 13 and Section 16 of the Exchange Act to the extent such purchasers are subject to such reporting requirements. See “Proposed Business—Effecting Our Initial Business Combination-Permitted Purchases and Other Transactions with Respect to Our Securities” for a description of how our initial stockholders, directors, executive officers, advisors or their affiliates will select which stockholders to purchase securities from in any private transaction.
If a stockholder fails to receive notice of our offer to redeem our public shares in connection with our initial business combination, or fails to comply with the procedures for tendering its shares, such shares may not be redeemed.
We will comply with the proxy rules or tender offer rules, as applicable, when conducting redemptions in connection with our initial business combination. Despite our compliance with these rules, if a stockholder fails to receive our proxy solicitation or tender offer materials, as applicable, such stockholder may not become aware of the opportunity to redeem its shares. In addition, the proxy solicitation or tender offer materials, as applicable, that we will furnish to holders of our public shares in connection with our initial business combination will describe the various procedures that must be complied with in order to validly redeem or tender public shares. In the event that a stockholder fails to comply with these procedures, its shares may not be redeemed. See “Proposed Business—Effecting Our Initial Business Combination—Tendering Share Certificates in Connection with a Tender Offer or Redemption Rights.”
You will not have any rights or interests in funds from the trust account, except under certain limited circumstances. Therefore, to liquidate your investment, you may be forced to sell your public shares or warrants, potentially at a loss.
Our public stockholders will be entitled to receive funds from the trust account only upon the earliest to occur of: (i) our completion of an initial business combination, and then only in connection with those shares of Class A common stock that such stockholder properly elected to redeem, subject to the limitations described herein; (ii) the redemption of any public shares properly tendered in connection with a stockholder vote to amend our amended and restated certificate of incorporation (A) to modify the substance or timing of our
 
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obligation to provide holders of our shares of Class A common stock the right to have their shares redeemed in connection with our initial business combination or to redeem 100% of our public shares if we do not complete our initial business combination within 24 months from the closing of this offering (or such later date as approved by holders of a majority of shares of our outstanding common stock that are voted at a meeting to extend such date, voting together as a single class) or (B) with respect to any other provision relating to the rights of holders of our shares of Class A common stock; and (iii) the redemption of our public shares if we have not consummated an initial business within 24 months from the closing of this offering (or such later date as approved by holders of a majority of shares of our outstanding common stock that are voted at a meeting to extend such date, voting together as a single class), subject to applicable law and as further described herein. Public stockholders who redeem their shares of Class A common stock in connection with a stockholder vote described in clause (ii) in the preceding sentence shall not be entitled to funds from the trust account upon the subsequent completion of an initial business combination or liquidation if we have not consummated an initial business combination within 24 months from the closing of this offering (or such later date as approved by holders of a majority of shares of our outstanding common stock that are voted at a meeting to extend such date, voting together as a single class), with respect to such shares of Class A common stock so redeemed. In no other circumstances will a public stockholder have any right or interest of any kind in the trust account. Holders of warrants will not have any right to the proceeds held in the trust account with respect to the warrants. Accordingly, to liquidate your investment, you may be forced to sell your public shares or warrants, potentially at a loss.
Nasdaq may delist our securities from trading on its exchange, which could limit investors’ ability to make transactions in our securities and subject us to additional trading restrictions.
We intend to apply to have our SAILSM securities listed on the Nasdaq on or promptly after the date of this prospectus and our Class A common stock and warrants listed on or promptly after their date of separation. Although after giving effect to this offering we expect to meet, on a pro forma basis, the minimum initial listing standards set forth in the Nasdaq listing standards, we cannot assure you that our securities will be, or will continue to be, listed on the Nasdaq in the future or prior to our initial business combination. In order to continue listing our securities on the Nasdaq prior to our initial business combination, we must maintain certain financial, distribution and share price levels. Generally, we must maintain a minimum amount in stockholders’ equity (generally $2,500,000) and a minimum number of holders of our securities (generally 300 public holders).
Additionally, our SAILSM securities will not be traded after completion of our initial business combination and, in connection with our initial business combination, we will be required to demonstrate compliance with the Nasdaq’s initial listing requirements, which are more rigorous than the Nasdaq’s continued listing requirements, in order to continue to maintain the listing of our securities on the Nasdaq. For instance, our share price would generally be required to be at least $4.00 per share and our stockholders’ equity would generally be required to be at least $5.0 million and we would be required to have a minimum of 300 round lot holders (with at least 50% of such round lot holders holding securities with a market value of at least $2,500). We cannot assure you that we will be able to meet those initial listing requirements at that time.
If the Nasdaq delists our securities from trading on its exchange and we are not able to list our securities on another national securities exchange, we expect our securities could be quoted on an over-the-counter market. If this were to occur, we could face significant material adverse consequences, including:

a limited availability of market quotations for our securities;

reduced liquidity for our securities;

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

a limited amount of news and analyst coverage; and

a decreased ability to issue additional securities or obtain additional financing in the future.
The National Securities Markets Improvement Act of 1996, which is a federal statute, prevents or preempts the states from regulating the sale of certain securities, which are referred to as “covered securities.” Because
 
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we expect that our SAILSM securities and eventually our Class A common stock and warrants will be listed on the Nasdaq, our SAILSM securities, Class A common stock and warrants will qualify as covered securities under the statute. Although the states are preempted from regulating the sale of our securities, the federal statute does allow the states to investigate companies if there is a suspicion of fraud, and, if there is a finding of fraudulent activity, then the states can regulate or bar the sale of covered securities in a particular case. While we are not aware of a state having used these powers to prohibit or restrict the sale of securities issued by blank check companies, other than the State of Idaho, certain state securities regulators view blank check companies unfavorably and might use these powers, or threaten to use these powers, to hinder the sale of securities of blank check companies in their states. Further, if we were no longer listed on the Nasdaq, our securities would not qualify as covered securities under the statute, and we would be subject to regulation in each state in which we offer our securities.
You will not be entitled to protections normally afforded to investors of many other blank check companies.
Since the net proceeds of this offering and the sale of the private placement warrants are intended to be used to complete an initial business combination with a target business that has not been selected, we may be deemed to be a “blank check” company under the United States securities laws. However, because we will have net tangible assets in excess of $5,000,000 upon the completion of this offering and the sale of the private placement warrants and will file a Current Report on Form 8-K, including an audited balance sheet demonstrating this fact, we are exempt from rules promulgated by the SEC to protect investors in blank check companies, such as Rule 419. Accordingly, investors will not be afforded the benefits or protections of those rules. Among other things, this means our SAILSM securities will be immediately tradable and we will have a longer period of time to complete our initial business combination than do companies subject to Rule 419. Moreover, if this offering were subject to Rule 419, that rule would prohibit the release of any interest earned on funds held in the trust account to us unless and until the funds in the trust account were released to us in connection with our completion of an initial business combination. For a more detailed comparison of our offering to offerings that comply with Rule 419, please see “Proposed Business—Comparison of This Offering to Those of Blank Check Companies Subject to Rule 419.”
If we seek stockholder approval of our initial business combination and we do not conduct redemptions pursuant to the tender offer rules, and if you or a “group” of stockholders are deemed to hold in excess of 15% of our shares of Class A common stock, you will lose the ability to redeem all such shares in excess of 15% of our shares of Class A common stock.
If we seek stockholder approval of our initial business combination and we do not conduct redemptions in connection with our initial business combination pursuant to the tender offer rules, our amended and restated certificate of incorporation will provide that a public stockholder, together with any affiliate of such stockholder or any other person with whom such stockholder is acting in concert or as a “group” ​(as defined under Section 13 of the Exchange Act), will be restricted from seeking redemption rights with respect to more than an aggregate of 15% of the shares sold in this offering without our prior consent, which we refer to as the “Excess Shares.” However, we would not be restricting our stockholders’ ability to vote all of their shares (including Excess Shares) for or against our initial business combination. Your inability to redeem the Excess Shares will reduce your influence over our ability to complete our initial business combination and you could suffer a material loss on your investment in us if you sell Excess Shares in open market transactions. Additionally, you will not receive redemption distributions with respect to the Excess Shares if we complete our initial business combination. And as a result, you will continue to hold that number of shares exceeding 15% and, in order to dispose of such shares, would be required to sell your shares in open market transactions, potentially at a loss.
Because of our limited resources and the significant competition for business combination opportunities, it may be more difficult for us to complete our initial business combination. If we have not consummated our initial business combination within the required time period, our public stockholders may receive only approximately $10.00 per public share, or less in certain circumstances, on the liquidation of our trust account and our warrants will expire worthless.
We expect to encounter competition from other entities having a business objective similar to ours, including private investors (which may be individuals or investment partnerships), other blank check companies and
 
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other entities, domestic and international, competing for the types of businesses we intend to acquire. Many of these individuals and entities are well-established and have extensive experience in identifying and effecting, directly or indirectly, acquisitions of companies operating in or providing services to various industries. Many of these competitors possess similar or greater technical, human and other resources to ours or more local industry knowledge than we do and our financial resources will be relatively limited when contrasted with those of many of these competitors. While we believe there are numerous candidates for our initial business combination we could potentially acquire with the net proceeds of this offering and the sale of the private placement warrants, our ability to compete with respect to the acquisition of certain candidates for our initial business combination that are sizable will be limited by our available financial resources. This inherent competitive limitation gives others an advantage in pursuing the acquisition of certain candidates for our initial business combination. Furthermore, we are obligated to offer holders of our public shares the right to redeem their shares for cash at the time of our initial business combination in conjunction with a stockholder vote or via a tender offer. Candidates for our initial business combination will be aware that this may reduce the resources available to us for our initial business combination. Any of these obligations may place us at a competitive disadvantage in successfully negotiating an initial business combination. If we do not complete our initial business combination, our public stockholders may receive only their pro rata portion of the funds in the trust account that are available for distribution to public stockholders, and our warrants will expire worthless.
If the net proceeds of this offering and the sale of the private placement warrants not being held in the trust account are insufficient to allow us to operate for the 24 months following the closing of this offering (or such later date as approved by holders of a majority of shares of our outstanding common stock that are voted at a meeting to extend such date, voting together as a single class), it could limit the amount available to fund our search for a target business or businesses and our ability to complete our initial business combination, and we will depend on loans from our sponsor, its affiliates or members of our management team to fund our search and to complete our initial business combination.
Of the net proceeds of this offering and the sale of the private placement warrants, only approximately $4,500,000 will be available to us initially outside the trust account to fund our working capital requirements.
We believe that, upon the closing of this offering, the funds available to us outside of the trust account, together with funds available from loans from our sponsor, its affiliates or members of our management team will be sufficient to allow us to operate for at least the 24 months following the closing of this offering (or such later date as approved by holders of a majority of shares of our outstanding common stock that are voted at a meeting to extend such date, voting together as a single class); however, we cannot assure you that our estimate is accurate, and our sponsor, its affiliates or members of our management team are under no obligation to advance funds to us in such circumstances. Of the funds available to us, we expect to use a portion of the funds available to us to pay fees to consultants to assist us with our search for a target business. We could also use a portion of the funds as a down payment or to fund a “no-shop” provision (a provision in letters of intent designed to keep target businesses from “shopping” around for transactions with other companies or investors on terms more favorable to such target businesses) with respect to a particular proposed business combination, although we do not have any current intention to do so. If we entered into a letter of intent where we paid for the right to receive exclusivity from a target business and were subsequently required to forfeit such funds (whether as a result of our breach or otherwise), we might not have sufficient funds to continue searching for, or conduct due diligence with respect to, a target business.
In the event that our offering expenses exceed our estimate of $4,500,000, we may fund such excess with funds not to be held in the trust account. In such case, unless funded by the proceeds of loans available from our sponsor, its affiliates or members of our management team the amount of funds we intend to be held outside the trust account would decrease by a corresponding amount. Conversely, in the event that the offering expenses are less than our estimate of $4,500,000, the amount of funds we intend to be held outside the trust account would increase by a corresponding amount. The amount held in the trust account will not be impacted as a result of such increase or decrease. If we are required to seek additional capital, we would need to borrow funds from our sponsor, its affiliates, members of our management team or other third parties to operate or may be forced to liquidate. Neither our sponsor, members of our management team nor their affiliates is under any obligation to us in such circumstances. Any such advances may be repaid only from funds held outside the trust account or from funds released to us upon completion of our initial business combination.
 
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Up to $1,500,000 of such loans may be convertible into warrants of the post-business combination entity at a price of $1.50 per warrant at the option of the lender. The warrants would be identical to the private placement warrants. Prior to the completion of our initial business combination, we do not expect to seek loans from parties other than our sponsor, its affiliates or members of our management team as we do not believe third parties will be willing to loan such funds and provide a waiver against any and all rights to seek access to funds in our trust account. If we have not consummated our initial business combination within the required time period because we do not have sufficient funds available to us, we will be forced to cease operations and liquidate the trust account. Consequently, our public stockholders may only receive an estimated $10.00 per public share, or possibly less, on our redemption of our public shares, and our warrants will expire worthless.
Subsequent to completion of our initial business combination, we may be required to take write-downs or write-offs, restructuring and impairment or other charges that could have a significant negative effect on our financial condition, results of operations and the price of our securities, which could cause you to lose some or all of your investment.
Even if we conduct extensive due diligence on a target business with which we combine, we cannot assure you that this diligence will identify all material issues with a particular target business, that it would be possible to uncover all material issues through a customary amount of due diligence, or that factors outside of the target business and outside of our control will not later arise. As a result of these factors, we may be forced to later write-down or write-off assets, restructure our operations, or incur impairment or other charges that could result in our reporting losses. Even if our due diligence successfully identifies certain risks, unexpected risks may arise and previously known risks may materialize in a manner not consistent with our preliminary risk analysis. Even though these charges may be non-cash items and not have an immediate impact on our liquidity, the fact that we report charges of this nature could contribute to negative market perceptions about us or our securities. In addition, charges of this nature may cause us to violate net worth or other covenants to which we may be subject as a result of assuming pre-existing debt held by a target business or by virtue of our obtaining post-combination debt financing. Accordingly, any holders who choose to retain their securities following the business combination could suffer a reduction in the value of their securities.
Such holders are unlikely to have a remedy for such reduction in value unless they are able to successfully claim that the reduction was due to the breach by our officers or directors of a duty of care or other fiduciary duty owed to them, or if they are able to successfully bring a private claim under securities laws that the proxy solicitation or tender offer materials, as applicable, relating to the business combination contained an actionable material misstatement or material omission.
If third parties bring claims against us, the proceeds held in the trust account could be reduced and the per-share redemption amount received by stockholders may be less than $10.00 per public share.
Our placing of funds in the trust account may not protect those funds from third-party claims against us. Although we will seek to have all vendors, service providers (except our independent registered public accounting firm), prospective target businesses and other entities with which we do business execute agreements with us waiving any right, title, interest or claim of any kind in or to any monies held in the trust account for the benefit of our public stockholders, such parties may not execute such agreements, or even if they execute such agreements, they may not be prevented from bringing claims against the trust account, including, but not limited to, fraudulent inducement, breach of fiduciary responsibility or other similar claims, as well as claims challenging the enforceability of the waiver, in each case in order to gain advantage with respect to a claim against our assets, including the funds held in the trust account. If any third-party refuses to execute an agreement waiving such claims to the monies held in the trust account, our management will perform an analysis of the alternatives available to it and will only enter into an agreement with a third-party that has not executed a waiver if management believes that such third-party’s engagement would be significantly more beneficial to us than any alternative.
Examples of possible instances where we may engage a third-party that refuses to execute a waiver include the engagement of a third-party consultant whose particular expertise or skills are believed by management to be significantly superior to those of other consultants that would agree to execute a waiver or in cases where management is unable to find a service provider willing to execute a waiver. In addition, there is no guarantee that such entities will agree to waive any claims they may have in the future as a result of, or arising out of, any
 
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negotiations, contracts or agreements with us and will not seek recourse against the trust account for any reason. Upon redemption of our public shares, if we have not consummated an initial business combination within 24 months from the closing of this offering (or such later date as approved by holders of a majority of shares of our outstanding common stock that are voted at a meeting to extend such date, voting together as a single class), or upon the exercise of a redemption right in connection with our initial business combination, we will be required to provide for payment of claims of creditors that were not waived that may be brought against us within the ten years following redemption. Accordingly, the per-share redemption amount received by public stockholders could be less than the $10.00 per public share initially held in the trust account, due to claims of such creditors. Pursuant to the letter agreement the form of which is filed as an exhibit to the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part, our sponsor has agreed that it will be liable to us if and to the extent any claims by a third-party (other than our independent auditors) for services rendered or products sold to us, or a prospective target business with which we have discussed entering into a transaction agreement, reduce the amounts in the trust account to below the lesser of (i) $10.00 per public share and (ii) the actual amount per public share held in the trust account as of the date of the liquidation of the trust account if less than $10.00 per public share due to reductions in the value of the trust assets, in each case net of the interest that may be withdrawn to pay our tax obligations; provided that such liability will not apply to any claims by a third-party or prospective target business that executed a waiver of any and all rights to seek access to the trust account nor will it apply to any claims under our indemnity of the underwriter of this offering against certain liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act. Moreover, in the event that an executed waiver is deemed to be unenforceable against a third-party, our sponsor will not be responsible to the extent of any liability for such third-party claims.
However, we have not asked our sponsor to reserve for such indemnification obligations, nor have we independently verified whether our sponsor has sufficient funds to satisfy its indemnity obligations and we believe that our sponsor’s only assets are securities of our company. Therefore, we cannot assure you that our sponsor would be able to satisfy those obligations. As a result, if any such claims were successfully made against the trust account, the funds available for our initial business combination and redemptions could be reduced to less than $10.00 per public share. In such event, we may not be able to complete our initial business combination, and you would receive such lesser amount per share in connection with any redemption of your public shares. None of our officers or directors will indemnify us for claims by third parties, including, without limitation, claims by vendors and prospective target businesses.
Our directors may decide not to enforce the indemnification obligations of our sponsor, resulting in a reduction in the amount of funds in the trust account available for distribution to our public stockholders.
In the event that the proceeds in the trust account are reduced below the lesser of (i) $10.00 per public share and (ii) the actual amount per public share held in the trust account as of the date of the liquidation of the trust account if less than $10.00 per public share due to reductions in the value of the trust assets, in each case net of the interest that may be withdrawn to pay our tax obligations, and our sponsor asserts that it is unable to satisfy its obligations or that it has no indemnification obligations related to a particular claim, our independent directors would determine whether to take legal action against our sponsor to enforce its indemnification obligations. While we currently expect that our independent directors would take legal action on our behalf against our sponsor to enforce its indemnification obligations to us, it is possible that our independent directors in exercising their business judgment and subject to their fiduciary duties may choose not to do so in any particular instance. If our independent directors choose not to enforce these indemnification obligations, the amount of funds in the trust account available for distribution to our public stockholders may be reduced below $10.00 per public share.
The securities in which we invest the funds held in the trust account could bear a negative rate of interest, which could reduce the value of the assets held in trust such that the per-share redemption amount received by public stockholders may be less than $10.00 per share.
The proceeds held in the trust account will be invested only in U.S. government treasury obligations with a maturity of 185 days or less or in money market funds meeting certain conditions under Rule 2a-7 under the Investment Company Act, which invest only in direct U.S. government treasury obligations. While short-term U.S. government treasury obligations currently yield a positive rate of interest, they have briefly yielded negative interest rates in recent years. Central banks in Europe and Japan pursued interest rates below zero in
 
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recent years, and the Open Market Committee of the Federal Reserve has not ruled out the possibility that it may in the future adopt similar policies in the United States. In the event that we do not to complete our initial business combination or make certain amendments to our amended and restated memorandum and articles of association, our public stockholders are entitled to receive their pro-rata share of the proceeds held in the trust account, plus any interest income, net of taxes paid or payable (less, in the case we are unable to complete our initial business combination, $100,000 of interest). Negative interest rates could reduce the value of the assets held in trust such that the per-share redemption amount received by public stockholders may be less than $10.00 per share.
We may not have sufficient funds to satisfy indemnification claims of our directors and executive officers.
We have agreed to indemnify our officers and directors to the fullest extent permitted by law. However, our officers and directors have agreed to waive any right, title, interest or claim of any kind in or to any monies in the trust account and to not seek recourse against the trust account for any reason whatsoever (except to the extent they are entitled to funds from the trust account due to their ownership of public shares). Accordingly, any indemnification provided will be able to be satisfied by us only if (i) we have sufficient funds outside of the trust account or (ii) we consummate an initial business combination. Our obligation to indemnify our officers and directors may discourage stockholders from bringing a lawsuit against our officers or directors for breach of their fiduciary duty. These provisions also may have the effect of reducing the likelihood of derivative litigation against our officers and directors, even though such an action, if successful, might otherwise benefit us and our stockholders. Furthermore, a stockholder’s investment may be adversely affected to the extent we pay the costs of settlement and damage awards against our officers and directors pursuant to these indemnification provisions.
If, after we distribute the proceeds in the trust account to our public stockholders, we file a bankruptcy petition or an involuntary bankruptcy petition is filed against us that is not dismissed, a bankruptcy court may seek to recover such proceeds, and the members of our board of directors may be viewed as having breached their fiduciary duties to our creditors, thereby exposing the members of our board of directors and us to claims of punitive damages.
If, after we distribute the proceeds in the trust account to our public stockholders, we file a bankruptcy petition or an involuntary bankruptcy petition is filed against us that is not dismissed, any distributions received by stockholders could be viewed under applicable debtor/creditor and/or bankruptcy laws as either a “preferential transfer” or a “fraudulent conveyance.” As a result, a bankruptcy court could seek to recover some or all amounts received by our stockholders. In addition, our board of directors may be viewed as having breached its fiduciary duty to our creditors and/or having acted in bad faith, thereby exposing itself and us to claims of punitive damages, by paying public stockholders from the trust account prior to addressing the claims of creditors.
If, before distributing the proceeds in the trust account to our public stockholders, we file a bankruptcy petition or an involuntary bankruptcy petition is filed against us that is not dismissed, the claims of creditors in such proceeding may have priority over the claims of our stockholders and the per-share amount that would otherwise be received by our stockholders in connection with our liquidation may be reduced.
If, before distributing the proceeds in the trust account to our public stockholders, we file a bankruptcy petition or an involuntary bankruptcy petition is filed against us that is not dismissed, the proceeds held in the trust account could be subject to applicable bankruptcy law, and may be included in our bankruptcy estate and subject to the claims of third parties with priority over the claims of our stockholders. To the extent any bankruptcy claims deplete the trust account, the per-share amount that would otherwise be received by our stockholders in connection with our liquidation may be reduced.
If we are deemed to be an investment company under the Investment Company Act, we may be required to institute burdensome compliance requirements and our activities may be restricted, which may make it difficult for us to complete our initial business combination.
If we are deemed to be an investment company under the Investment Company Act, our activities may be restricted, including:
 
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restrictions on the nature of our investments; and

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

registration as an investment company with the SEC;

adoption of a specific form of corporate structure; and

reporting, record keeping, voting, proxy and disclosure requirements and other rules and regulations that we are currently not subject to.
In order not to be regulated as an investment company under the Investment Company Act, unless we can qualify for an exclusion, we must ensure that we are engaged primarily in a business other than investing, reinvesting or trading of securities and that our activities do not include investing, reinvesting, owning, holding or trading “investment securities” constituting more than 40% of our assets (exclusive of U.S. government securities and cash items) on an unconsolidated basis. Our business will be to identify and complete a business combination and thereafter to operate the post-transaction business or assets for the long term. We do not plan to buy businesses or assets with a view to resale or profit from their resale. We do not plan to buy unrelated businesses or assets or to be a passive investor.
We do not believe that our anticipated principal activities will subject us to the Investment Company Act. To this end, the proceeds held in the trust account may only be invested in United States “government securities” within the meaning of Section 2(a)(16) of the Investment Company Act having a maturity of 185 days or less or in money market funds meeting certain conditions under Rule 2a-7 promulgated under the Investment Company Act which invest only in direct U.S. government treasury obligations. Pursuant to the trust agreement, the trustee is not permitted to invest in other securities or assets. By restricting the investment of the proceeds to these instruments, and by having a business plan targeted at acquiring and growing businesses for the long-term (rather than on buying and selling businesses in the manner of a merchant bank or private equity fund), we intend to avoid being deemed an “investment company” within the meaning of the Investment Company Act. This offering is not intended for persons who are seeking a return on investments in government securities or investment securities. The trust account is intended as a holding place for funds pending the earliest to occur of either: (i) the completion of our initial business combination; (ii) the redemption of any public shares properly tendered in connection with a stockholder vote to amend our amended and restated certificate of incorporation (A) to modify the substance or timing of our obligation to provide holders of our shares of Class A common stock the right to have their shares redeemed in connection with our initial business combination or to redeem 100% of our public shares if we do not complete our initial business combination within 24 months from the closing of this offering (or such later date as approved by holders of a majority of shares of our outstanding common stock that are voted at a meeting to extend such date, voting together as a single class) or (B) with respect to any other provision relating to the rights of holders of our shares of Class A common stock; or (iii) absent our completing an initial business combination within 24 months from the closing of this offering (or such later date as approved by holders of a majority of shares of our outstanding common stock that are voted at a meeting to extend such date, voting together as a single class), our return of the funds held in the trust account to our public stockholders as part of our redemption of the public shares. If we do not invest the proceeds as discussed above, we may be deemed to be subject to the Investment Company Act. If we were deemed to be subject to the Investment Company Act, compliance with these additional regulatory burdens would require additional expenses for which we have not allotted funds and may hinder our ability to complete a business combination. If we have not consummated our initial business combination within the required time period, our public stockholders may receive only approximately $10.00 per public share, or less in certain circumstances, on the liquidation of our trust account and our warrants will expire worthless.
Changes in laws or regulations, or a failure to comply with any laws and regulations, may adversely affect our business, including our ability to negotiate and complete our initial business combination, and results of operations.
We are subject to laws and regulations enacted by national, regional and local governments. In particular, we will be required to comply with certain SEC and other legal requirements. Compliance with, and monitoring
 
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of, applicable laws and regulations may be difficult, time consuming and costly. Those laws and regulations and their interpretation and application may also change from time to time and those changes could have a material adverse effect on our business, investments and results of operations. In addition, a failure to comply with applicable laws or regulations, as interpreted and applied, could have a material adverse effect on our business, including our ability to negotiate and complete our initial business combination, and results of operations.
If we have not consummated an initial business combination within 24 months from the closing of this offering (or such later date as approved by holders of a majority of shares of our outstanding common stock that are voted at a meeting to extend such date, voting together as a single class), our public stockholders may be forced to wait beyond such period before redemption from our trust account.
If we have not consummated an initial business combination within 24 months from the closing of this offering (or such later date as approved by holders of a majority of shares of our outstanding common stock that are voted at a meeting to extend such date, voting together as a single class), the proceeds then on deposit in the trust account, including interest earned on the funds held in the trust account and not previously released to us to pay our taxes, if any (less up to $100,000 of interest to pay dissolution expenses), will be used to fund the redemption of our public shares, as further described herein. Any redemption of public stockholders from the trust account will be effected automatically by function of our amended and restated certificate of incorporation prior to any voluntary winding up. If we are required to wind up, liquidate the trust account and distribute such amount therein, pro rata, to our public stockholders, as part of any liquidation process, such winding up, liquidation and distribution must comply with the applicable provisions of the Delaware General Corporation Law (“DGCL”). In that case, investors may be forced to wait beyond 24 months from the closing of this offering (or such later date as approved by holders of a majority of shares of our outstanding common stock that are voted at a meeting to extend such date, voting together as a single class) before the redemption proceeds of our trust account become available to them, and they receive the return of their pro rata portion of the proceeds from our trust account. We have no obligation to return funds to investors prior to the date of our redemption or liquidation unless, prior thereto, we consummate our initial business combination or amend certain provisions of our amended and restated certificate of incorporation, and only then in cases where investors have sought to redeem their shares of Class A common stock. Only upon our redemption or any liquidation will public stockholders be entitled to distributions if we do not complete our initial business combination and do not amend certain provisions of our amended and restated certificate of incorporation. Our amended and restated certificate of incorporation will provide that, if we wind up for any other reason prior to the consummation of our initial business combination, we will follow the foregoing procedures with respect to the liquidation of the trust account as promptly as reasonably possible but not more than ten business days thereafter.
Our stockholders may be held liable for claims by third parties against us to the extent of distributions received by them upon redemption of their shares.
If we are forced to enter into an insolvent liquidation, any distributions received by stockholders could be viewed as an unlawful payment if it was proved that immediately following the date on which the distribution was made, we were unable to pay our debts as they fall due in the ordinary course of business. As a result, a liquidator could seek to recover some or all amounts received by our stockholders. Furthermore, our directors may be viewed as having breached their fiduciary duties to us or our creditors and/or may have acted in bad faith, thereby exposing themselves and our company to claims, by paying public stockholders from the trust account prior to addressing the claims of creditors. We cannot assure you that claims will not be brought against us for these reasons.
You will not be permitted to exercise your warrants unless we register and qualify the underlying shares of Class A common stock or certain exemptions are available.
If the issuance of the shares of Class A common stock upon exercise of the warrants is not registered, qualified or exempt from registration or qualification under the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws, holders of warrants will not be entitled to exercise such warrants and such warrants may have no value and expire worthless. In such event, holders who acquired their warrants as part of a purchase of SAILSM securities
 
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will have paid the full SAILSM securities purchase price solely for the shares of Class A common stock included in the SAILSM securities.
We are not registering the shares of Class A common stock issuable upon exercise of the warrants under the Securities Act or any state securities laws at this time. However, under the terms of the warrant agreement, we have agreed that, as soon as practicable, but in no event later than 15 business days, after the closing of our initial business combination, we will use our best efforts to file with the SEC a registration statement covering the registration under the Securities Act of the shares of Class A common stock issuable upon exercise of the warrants and thereafter will use our best efforts to cause the same to become effective within 60 business days following our initial business combination and to maintain a current prospectus relating to the shares of Class A common stock issuable upon exercise of the warrants until the expiration of the warrants in accordance with the provisions of the warrant agreement.
We cannot assure you that we will be able to do so if, for example, any facts or events arise which represent a fundamental change in the information set forth in the registration statement or prospectus, the financial statements contained or incorporated by reference therein are not current or correct or the SEC issues a stop order.
If the shares of Class A common stock issuable upon exercise of the warrants are not registered under the Securities Act, under the terms of the warrant agreement, holders of warrants who seek to exercise their warrants will not be permitted to do so for cash and, instead, will be required to do so on a cashless basis in accordance with Section 3(a)(9) of the Securities Act or another exemption.
In no event will warrants be exercisable for cash or on a cashless basis, and we will not be obligated to issue any shares to holders seeking to exercise their warrants, unless the issuance of the shares upon such exercise is registered or qualified under the securities laws of the state of the exercising holder, or an exemption from registration or qualification is available.
If our shares of Class A common stock are at the time of any exercise of a warrant not listed on a national securities exchange such that they satisfy the definition of “covered securities” under Section 18(b)(1) of the Securities Act, we may, at our option, not permit holders of warrants who seek to exercise their warrants to do so for cash and, instead, require them to do so on a cashless basis in accordance with Section 3(a)(9) of the Securities Act; in the event we so elect, we will not be required to file or maintain in effect a registration statement or register or qualify the shares underlying the warrants under applicable state securities laws, and in the event we do not so elect, we will use our best efforts to register or qualify the shares underlying the warrants under applicable state securities laws to the extent an exemption is not available.
In no event will we be required to net cash settle any warrant, or issue securities (other than upon a cashless exercise as described above) or other compensation in exchange for the warrants in the event that we are unable to register or qualify the shares underlying the warrants under the Securities Act or applicable state securities laws.
You may only be able to exercise your public warrants on a “cashless basis” under certain circumstances, and if you do so, you will receive fewer shares of Class A common stock from such exercise than if you were to exercise such warrants for cash.
The warrant agreement provides that in the following circumstances holders of warrants who seek to exercise their warrants will not be permitted to do so for cash and will, instead, be required to do so on a cashless basis in accordance with Section 3(a)(9) of the Securities Act: (i) if the shares of Class A common stock issuable upon exercise of the warrants are not registered under the Securities Act in accordance with the terms of the warrant agreement; (ii) if we have so elected and the shares of Class A common stock is at the time of any exercise of a warrant not listed on a national securities exchange such that they satisfy the definition of “covered securities” under Section 18(b)(1) of the Securities Act; and (iii) if we have so elected and we call the public warrants for redemption. If you exercise your public warrants on a cashless basis, you would pay the warrant exercise price by surrendering the warrants for that number of shares of Class A common stock equal to the quotient obtained by dividing (x) the product of the number of shares of Class A common stock underlying the warrants, multiplied by the excess of the “fair market value” of our shares of Class A common stock (as defined in the next sentence) over the exercise price of the warrants by (y) the fair market value. The
 
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“fair market value” is the average reported closing price of the shares of Class A common stock for the 10 trading days ending on the third trading day prior to the date on which the notice of exercise is received by the warrant agent or on which the notice of redemption is sent to the holders of warrants, as applicable. As a result, you would receive fewer shares of Class A common stock from such exercise than if you were to exercise such warrants for cash.
The grant of registration rights to our initial stockholders and holders of our private placement warrants may make it more difficult to complete our initial business combination, and the future exercise of such rights may adversely affect the market price of our shares of Class A common stock.
Pursuant to an agreement to be entered into concurrently with the issuance and sale of the securities in this offering, our initial stockholders and their permitted transferees can demand that we register the alignment shares and the Class A common stock into which such alignment shares are convertible, holders of our private placement warrants and their permitted transferees can demand that we register the shares of Class A common stock and the warrants (and the shares of Class A common stock issuable upon exercise of such warrants) underlying such private placement warrants, and holders of private placement warrants that may be issued upon conversion of working capital loans may demand that we register the shares of Class A common stock and the shares of Class A common stock issuable upon exercise of such warrants. We will bear the cost of registering these securities. The registration and availability of such a significant number of securities for trading in the public market may have an adverse effect on the market price of our Class A common stock. In addition, the existence of the registration rights may make our initial business combination more costly or difficult to conclude. This is because the stockholders of the candidate for our initial business combination may increase the equity stake they seek in the combined entity or ask for more cash consideration to offset the negative impact on the market price of our shares of Class A common stock that is expected when the shares of common stock owned by our initial stockholders, holders of our private placement warrants, holders of our working capital loans or their respective permitted transferees are registered.
Because we are neither limited to evaluating a target business in a particular industry sector nor have we selected any specific target businesses with which to pursue our initial business combination, you will be unable to ascertain the merits or risks of any particular target business’s operations.
Our efforts to identify a prospective initial business combination candidate will not be limited to a particular industry, sector or geographic region. While we may pursue an initial business combination opportunity in any industry or sector, we intend to capitalize on the ability of our management team to identify, acquire and operate a business or businesses that can benefit from our management team’s established global relationships and operating experience. Our management team has extensive experience in identifying and executing strategic investments globally and has done so successfully in a number of sectors, including financial services. Our amended and restated certificate of incorporation will prohibit us from effectuating an initial business combination solely with another blank check company or similar company with nominal operations. Because we have not yet selected or approached any specific candidate for our initial business combination with respect to an initial business combination, there is no basis to evaluate the possible merits or risks of any particular candidate for our initial business combination’s operations, results of operations, cash flows, liquidity, financial condition or prospects. To the extent we complete our initial business combination, we may be affected by numerous risks inherent in the business operations with which we combine. For example, if we combine with a financially unstable business or an entity lacking an established record of sales or earnings, we may be affected by the risks inherent in the business and operations of a financially unstable or a development stage entity. Although our officers and directors will endeavor to evaluate the risks inherent in a particular candidate for our initial business combination, we cannot assure you that we will properly ascertain or assess all of the significant risk factors or that we will have adequate time to complete due diligence. Furthermore, some of these risks may be outside of our control and leave us with no ability to control or reduce the chances that those risks will adversely impact a candidate for our initial business combination. We also cannot assure you that an investment in our SAILSM securities will ultimately prove to be more favorable to investors than a direct investment, if such opportunity were available, in a candidate for our initial business combination. Accordingly, any stockholders or warrant holders who choose to remain stockholders or warrant holders following the initial business combination could suffer a reduction in the value of their securities. Such stockholders or warrant holders are unlikely to have a remedy for such reduction in value unless they are able to successfully claim that the reduction was due to the breach by our officers or directors of a duty of care or
 
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other fiduciary duty owed to them, or if they are able to successfully bring a private claim under securities laws that the proxy solicitation or tender offer materials, as applicable, relating to the initial business combination contained an actionable material misstatement or material omission.
We may seek acquisition opportunities in industries or sectors which may or may not be outside of our management’s area of expertise.
We will consider a business combination outside of our management’s area of expertise if a business combination target is presented to us and we determine that such candidate offers an attractive acquisition opportunity for our company. Although our management will endeavor to evaluate the risks inherent in any particular business combination target, we cannot assure you that we will adequately ascertain or assess all of the significant risk factors. We also cannot assure you that an investment in our SAILSM securities will not ultimately prove to be less favorable to investors in this offering than a direct investment, if an opportunity were available, in a business combination target. In the event we elect to pursue an acquisition outside of the areas of our management’s expertise, our management’s expertise may not be directly applicable to its evaluation or operation, and the information contained in this prospectus regarding the areas of our management’s expertise would not be relevant to an understanding of the business that we elect to acquire. As a result, our management may not be able to adequately ascertain or assess all of the significant risk factors. Accordingly, any holders who choose to retain their securities following the business combination could suffer a reduction in the value of their securities. Such holders are unlikely to have a remedy for such reduction in value.
Although we have identified general criteria and guidelines that we believe are important in evaluating prospective target businesses, we may enter into our initial business combination with a target that does not meet such criteria and guidelines, and as a result, the target business with which we enter into our initial business combination may not have attributes entirely consistent with our general criteria and guidelines.
Although we have identified general criteria and guidelines for evaluating prospective candidates for our initial business combination, it is possible that a candidate for our initial business combination with which we enter into our initial business combination will not have all of these positive attributes. If we complete our initial business combination with a candidate for our initial business combination that does not meet some or all of these guidelines, such combination may not be as successful as a combination with a business that does meet all of our general criteria and guidelines. In addition, if we announce a prospective initial business combination with a candidate for our initial business combination that does not meet our general criteria and guidelines, a greater number of stockholders may exercise their redemption rights, which may make it difficult for us to meet any closing condition with a candidate for our initial business combination that requires us to have a minimum net worth or a certain amount of cash. In addition, if stockholder approval of the transaction is required by law, or we decide to obtain stockholder approval for business or other legal reasons, it may be more difficult for us to attain stockholder approval of our initial business combination if the candidate for our initial business combination does not meet our general criteria and guidelines. If we do not complete our initial business combination, our public stockholders may only receive their pro rata portion of the funds in the trust account that are available for distribution to public stockholders, and our warrants will expire worthless.
We are not required to obtain an opinion from an independent accounting or investment banking firm, and consequently, you may have no assurance from an independent source that the price we are paying for the business is fair to our stockholders from a financial point of view.
Unless we complete our initial business combination with an affiliated entity, we are not required to obtain an opinion from an independent accounting firm or independent investment banking firm that is a member of FINRA that the price we are paying is fair to our stockholders from a financial point of view. If no opinion is obtained, our stockholders will be relying on the judgment of our board of directors, who will determine fair market value based on standards generally accepted by the financial community. Such standards used will be disclosed in our proxy solicitation or tender offer materials, as applicable, related to our initial business combination.
 
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We may issue additional shares of Class A common stock or preferred stock to complete our initial business combination or under an employee incentive plan after completion of our initial business combination. Any such issuances would dilute the interest of our stockholders and likely present other risks.
Our certificate of incorporation authorizes the issuance of up to 80,000,000 shares of Class A common stock, 19,000,000 shares of Class B common stock and 1,000,000 shares of preferred stock, par value $0.0001 per share. Immediately after this offering, there will be 50,000,000 shares of Class A common stock issued and outstanding and 2,500,000 shares of Class B common stock issued and outstanding (assuming in each case that the underwriter has not exercised their over-allotment option and the forfeiture by our initial stockholders of 375,000 alignment shares). One tenth of the total outstanding alignment shares will convert into shares of our Class A common stock in each of the ten fiscal years following our initial business combination based on the Total Return on our outstanding equity capital as of the relevant measurement date above the Price Threshold. See “Description of Securities—Alignment Shares.” Immediately after this offering, there will be no shares of preferred stock issued and outstanding.
We may issue a substantial number of additional shares of Class A common stock or shares of preferred stock to complete our initial business combination or under an employee incentive plan after completion of our initial business combination. We may also issue shares of Class A common stock upon conversion of our Class B common stock from time to time after our initial business combination as a result of the conversion features of the alignment shares contained in our amended and restated certificate of incorporation. In addition, we may also issue shares of Class A common stock to redeem the warrants at a ratio greater than one-to-one at the time of our initial business combination as a result of the anti-dilution provisions as set forth therein. However, our amended and restated certificate of incorporation will provide, among other things, that prior to our initial business combination, we may not issue additional shares that would entitle the holders thereof to (i) receive funds from the trust account; or (ii) vote as a class with our public shares (a) on any initial business combination or (b) to approve an amendment to our amended and restated certificate of incorporation to (x) extend the time we have to consummate an initial business combination beyond 24 months from the closing of this offering or (y) amend the foregoing provisions. These provisions of our amended and restated certificate of incorporation, like all provisions of our amended and restated certificate of incorporation, may be amended with a stockholder vote. The issuance of additional shares of common stock or shares of preferred stock:

may significantly dilute the equity interest of investors in this offering (which dilutive effect would increase as the price of our Class A common stock increases on a year-over-year basis, in respect of shares issued upon conversion of the alignment shares);

may subordinate the rights of holders of shares of Class A common stock if shares of preferred stock are issued with rights senior to those afforded shares of our Class A common stock;

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

may adversely affect prevailing market prices for our SAILSM securities, shares of Class A common stock and/or warrants.
Subsequent to the completion of our initial business combination, our alignment shares will be eligible for conversion into shares of our Class A common stock based on the Total Return of our outstanding equity capital. Any such issuance would dilute the interest of our stockholders and likely present other risks.
Our initial stockholders hold 2,875,000 (or 2,500,000 if the underwriter’s over-allotment option is not exercised) of our alignment shares. Shares of our Class B common stock will automatically convert into shares of our Class A common stock from time to time after our initial business combination as a result of the conversion feature of the alignment shares contained in our amended and restated certificate of incorporation. One tenth of the total number of outstanding alignment shares will convert into shares of our Class A common stock for each of the ten fiscal years following our initial business combination based on the Total Return on our outstanding equity capital as of the relevant measurement date above the Price Threshold. See “Description of Securities—Alignment Shares.”
 
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As a result of such conversion feature, we may issue a substantial number of additional shares of our Class A common stock to our initial stockholders, as the alignment shares are not subject to a conversion limitation in the event of increases in the VWAP of our Class A common stock. The issuance of additional shares of our Class A common stock upon the conversion of Class B common stock may significantly dilute the equity interest of investors in this offering, may adversely affect prevailing market prices for our Class A common stock, warrants or other outstanding equity securities and will not result in adjustment to the exercise price of our warrants.
Resources could be wasted in researching initial business combinations that are not completed, which could materially adversely affect subsequent attempts to locate and acquire or merge with another business. If we do not complete our initial business combination, our public stockholders may only receive their pro rata portion of the funds in the trust account that are available for distribution to public stockholders, and our warrants will expire worthless.
We anticipate that the investigation of each specific candidate for our initial business combination and the negotiation, drafting and execution of relevant agreements, disclosure documents and other instruments will require substantial management time and attention and substantial costs for accountants, attorneys and others. If we decide not to complete a specific initial business combination, the costs incurred up to that point for the proposed transaction likely would not be recoverable. Furthermore, if we reach an agreement relating to a specific candidate for our initial business combination, we may fail to complete our initial business combination for any number of reasons including those beyond our control. Any such event will result in a loss to us of the related costs incurred which could materially adversely affect subsequent attempts to locate and acquire or merge with another business. If we do not complete our initial business combination, our public stockholders may only receive their pro rata portion of the funds in the trust account that are available for distribution to public stockholders, and our warrants will expire worthless.
We are dependent upon our executive officers and directors and their loss could adversely affect our ability to operate.
Our operations are dependent upon a relatively small group of individuals and, in particular, our executive officers and directors. We believe that our success depends on the continued service of our officers and directors, at least until we have completed our initial business combination. In addition, our executive officers and directors are not required to commit any specified amount of time to our affairs and, accordingly, will have conflicts of interest in allocating their time among various business activities, including identifying potential business combinations and monitoring the related due diligence. We do not have an employment agreement with, or key-man insurance on the life of, any of our directors or executive officers. The unexpected loss of the services of one or more of our directors or executive officers could have a detrimental effect on us.
Our ability to successfully effect our initial business combination and to be successful thereafter will be totally dependent upon the efforts of our key personnel, some of whom may join us following our initial business combination. The loss of key personnel could negatively impact the operations and profitability of our post-combination business.
Our ability to successfully effect our initial business combination is dependent upon the efforts of our key personnel. The role of our key personnel in the target business, however, cannot presently be ascertained. Although some of our key personnel may remain with the target business in senior management, director or advisory positions following our initial business combination, it is likely that some or all of the management of the target business will remain in place. While we intend to closely scrutinize any individuals we engage after our initial business combination, we cannot assure you that our assessment of these individuals will prove to be correct. These individuals may be unfamiliar with the requirements of operating a company regulated by the SEC, which could cause us to have to expend time and resources helping them become familiar with such requirements.
Our key personnel may negotiate employment or consulting agreements with a target business in connection with a particular business combination, and a particular business combination may be conditioned on the retention or resignation of such key personnel. These agreements may provide for them to receive compensation following our initial business combination and, as a result, may cause them to have conflicts of interest in determining whether a particular business combination is the most advantageous.
Our key personnel may be able to remain with our company after the completion of our initial business combination only if they are able to negotiate employment or consulting agreements in connection with the
 
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business combination. Such negotiations would take place simultaneously with the negotiation of the business combination and could provide for such individuals to receive compensation in the form of cash payments and/or our securities for services they would render to us after the completion of the business combination. Such negotiations also could make such key personnel’s retention or resignation a condition to any such agreement. The personal and financial interests of such individuals may influence their motivation in identifying and selecting a target business. In addition, pursuant to an agreement to be entered into on or prior to the closing of this offering, our sponsor, upon and following consummation of an initial business combination, will be entitled to nominate three individuals for election to our board of directors, as long as the sponsor holds any securities covered by the registration and stockholder rights agreement, which is described under the section of this prospectus entitled “Description of Securities—Registration and Stockholder Rights.”
We may have a limited ability to assess the management of a prospective target business and, as a result, may affect our initial business combination with a target business whose management may not have the skills, qualifications or abilities to manage a public company.
Our key personnel may be able to remain with our company after the completion of our initial business combination only if they are able to negotiate employment or consulting agreements in connection with the initial business combination. Such negotiations would take place simultaneously with the negotiation of the initial business combination and could provide for such individuals to receive compensation in the form of cash payments and/or our securities for services they would render to us after the completion of the initial business combination. Such negotiations also could make such key personnel’s retention or resignation a condition to any such agreement. The personal and financial interests of such individuals may influence their motivation in identifying and selecting a candidate for our initial business combination, subject to their fiduciary duties under Delaware law.
The officers and directors of an acquisition candidate may resign upon completion of our initial business combination. The loss of a business combination target’s key personnel could negatively impact the operations and profitability of our post-combination business.
The role of an acquisition candidate’s key personnel upon the completion of our initial business combination cannot be ascertained at this time. Although we contemplate that certain members of an acquisition candidate’s management team will remain associated with the acquisition candidate following our initial business combination, it is possible that members of the management of an acquisition candidate will not wish to remain in place.
Risks Related to Our Operations
Our executive officers and directors will allocate their time to other businesses thereby causing conflicts of interest in their determination as to how much time to devote to our affairs. This conflict of interest could have a negative impact on our ability to complete our initial business combination.
Our executive officers and directors are not required to, and will not, commit their full time to our affairs, which may result in a conflict of interest in allocating their time between our operations and our search for a business combination and their other businesses. We do not intend to have any full-time employees prior to the completion of our initial business combination. Each of our executive officers is engaged in several other business endeavors for which he may be entitled to substantial compensation, and our executive officers are not obligated to contribute any specific number of hours per week to our affairs. Our independent directors also serve as officers and board members for other entities. If our executive officers’ and directors’ other business affairs require them to devote substantial amounts of time to such affairs in excess of their current commitment levels, it could limit their ability to devote time to our affairs which may have a negative impact on our ability to complete our initial business combination. For a complete discussion of our executive officers’ and directors’ other business affairs, please see “Management—Officers, Directors and Director Nominees.”
Our officers and directors presently have, and any of them in the future may have, additional, fiduciary or contractual obligations to other entities, including another blank check company, and, accordingly, may have conflicts of interest in determining to which entity a particular business opportunity should be presented.
Following the completion of this offering and until we consummate our initial business combination, we intend to engage in the business of identifying and combining with one or more businesses or entities. Each of
 
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our officers and directors presently has, and any of them in the future may have, additional fiduciary or contractual obligations to other entities pursuant to which such officer or director is or will be required to present a business combination opportunity to such entity, subject to his or her fiduciary duties under the DGCL. In particular, many of our officers and directors are affiliated with ARCH, General Catalyst, our sponsor and other companies that may be interested in investing in or acquiring in similar business targets as the company. Accordingly, they may have conflicts of interest in determining to which entity a particular business opportunity should be presented. These conflicts may not be resolved in our favor and a potential target business may be presented to another entity prior to its presentation to us, subject to their fiduciary duties under the DGCL.
In addition, our independent directors may in the future become affiliated with other blank check companies that may have acquisition objectives that are similar to ours. Accordingly, they may have conflicts of interest in determining to which entity a particular business opportunity should be presented. These conflicts may not be resolved in our favor and a potential target business may be presented to such other blank check companies prior to its presentation to us, subject to our officers’ and directors’ fiduciary duties under the DGCL. Our amended and restated certificate of incorporation will provide that we renounce our interest in any business combination opportunity offered to any director or officer unless such opportunity is expressly offered to such person solely in his or her capacity as a director or officer of the company and it is an opportunity that we are able to complete on a reasonable basis.
Other entities that our officers and directors are associated with, and in particular ARCH, General Catalyst, our sponsor and other companies may compete with us for acquisition opportunities and if pursued by them we may be precluded from such opportunities. Investment ideas generated within ARCH, General Catalyst, our sponsor and their respective affiliates may be suitable for both us and such entities and/or current or future investment vehicles associated with our officers and directors, and such ideas may be directed to such entities rather than to us. Such opportunities may outperform any businesses we acquire. Neither such entities nor members of our management team and board of directors who are also employed by such entities have any obligation to present us with any opportunity for a potential business combination of which they become aware, unless presented to such person solely in his or her capacity as an officer or director of the company. The sponsor and/or our officers and directors, in their capacities as employees or other entities or in their other endeavors, may be required to present potential business to other entities, before they present such opportunities to us.
For a complete discussion of our executive officers’ and directors’ business affiliations and the potential conflicts of interest that you should be aware of, please see “Management—Officers, Directors and Director Nominees,” “Management—Conflicts of Interest” and “Certain Relationships and Related Party Transactions.”
Involvement of members of our management and companies with which they are affiliated in civil disputes and litigation, governmental investigations or negative publicity unrelated to our business affairs could materially impact our ability to consummate an initial business combination.
Members of our management team and companies with which they are affiliated have been, and in the future will continue to be, involved in a wide variety of business affairs, including transactions, such as sales and purchases of businesses, and ongoing operations. As a result of such involvement, members of our management and companies with which they are affiliated in have been, and may in the future be, involved in civil disputes, litigation, governmental investigations and negative publicity relating to their business affairs. Any such claims, investigations, lawsuits or negative publicity may be detrimental to our reputation and could negatively affect our ability to identify and complete an initial business combination in a material manner and may have an adverse effect on the price of our securities.
Our executive officers, directors, security holders and their respective affiliates may have competitive pecuniary interests that conflict with our interests.
We have not adopted a policy that expressly prohibits our directors, executive officers, security holders or affiliates from having a direct or indirect pecuniary or financial interest in any investment to be acquired or disposed of by us or in any transaction to which we are a party or have an interest. In fact, we may enter into a business combination with a target business that is affiliated with our sponsor, our directors or executive
 
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officers, although we do not intend to do so. Nor do we have a policy that expressly prohibits any such persons from engaging for their own account in business activities of the types conducted by us. Accordingly, such persons or entities may have a conflict between their interests and ours. As a result, there may be substantial overlap between companies that would be a suitable business combination for us and companies that would make an attractive target for the ARCH or General Catalyst funds.
We may engage in a business combination with one or more target businesses that have relationships with entities that may be affiliated with our sponsor, executive officers, directors or initial stockholders which may raise potential conflicts of interest.
In light of the involvement of our sponsor, executive officers and directors with other entities, we may decide to acquire one or more businesses affiliated with our sponsor, executive officers, directors or initial stockholders. Our directors also serve as officers and board members for other entities, including, without limitation, those described under “Management—Conflicts of Interest.” Our independent directors may sponsor, form or participate in other blank check companies similar to ours during the period in which we are seeking an initial business combination. Such entities may compete with us for business combination opportunities. Our sponsor, officers and directors are not currently aware of any specific opportunities for us to complete our initial business combination with any entities with which they are affiliated, and there have been no substantive discussions concerning a business combination with any such entity or entities. Although we will not be specifically focusing on, or targeting, any transaction with any affiliated entities, we would pursue such a transaction if we determined that such affiliated entity met our criteria and guidelines for a business combination as set forth in “Proposed Business—Effecting Our Initial Business Combination—Evaluation of a Target Business and Structuring of Our Initial Business Combination” and such transaction was approved by a majority of our independent and disinterested directors. Despite our agreement to obtain an opinion from an independent investment banking firm that is a member of FINRA or an independent accounting firm regarding the fairness to our company from a financial point of view of a business combination with one or more domestic or international businesses affiliated with our sponsor, executive officers, directors or initial stockholders, potential conflicts of interest still may exist and, as a result, the terms of the business combination may not be as advantageous to our public stockholders as they would be absent any conflicts of interest.
A conflict of interest may arise from the need to obtain the consent of ARCH and General Catalyst, which own a significant interest in our sponsor, to our business combination.
We may elect not to complete a business combination without the consent of ARCH and General Catalyst, which own a significant interest in our sponsor. As a consequence, interests of affiliates of our sponsor may conflict with those of the rest of our stockholders if ARCH and General Catalyst do not wish to proceed with a business combination.
Certain of members of our board of directors and management serve in similar capacities with HAAC, a blank check company and an affiliate of General Catalyst that completed its initial public offering in November 2020, generating aggregate proceeds of $500 million to invest in platforms that help accelerate a system of health assurance, a new category of innovation that delivers modern consumer health experiences while decreasing the overall healthcare GDP. HAAC has not yet announced or completed its initial business combination.
Since our initial stockholders will lose their entire investment in us if our initial business combination is not completed (other than with respect to public shares they may acquire during or after this offering), a conflict of interest may arise in determining whether a particular business combination target is appropriate for our initial business combination.
On January 11, 2021, our sponsor paid $23,750, or approximately $0.01 per share, and the foundation paid $1,250, or approximately $0.01 per share, in consideration of 2,731,250 and 143,750 alignment shares, respectively. Prior to the initial investment in the company of $25,000 by our initial stockholders for the alignment shares, the company had no assets, tangible or intangible. The per share price of the alignment shares was determined by dividing the amount contributed to the company by the number of alignment shares issued. If we increase or decrease the size of this offering, we will effect a share capitalization, share surrender,
 
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stock dividend or share contribution back to capital or a compulsory redemption or other appropriate mechanism, as applicable, with respect to our alignment shares immediately prior to the consummation of this offering in such amount as to maintain the alignment share ownership of our initial stockholders at 5% of the Class A common stock issued in this offering. The alignment shares will be worthless if we do not complete an initial business combination. In addition, our sponsor and certain directors of the Company have committed, pursuant to a written agreement, to purchase an aggregate of 11,333,333 private placement warrants (or 12,333,333 private placement warrants if the underwriter’s over-allotment option is exercised in full), each exercisable to purchase one share of Class A common stock at $11.50 per share, subject to adjustment, at a price of $1.50 per warrant ($17,000,000 in the aggregate or $18,500,000 if the underwriter’s over-allotment option is exercised in full), in a private placement that will close simultaneously with the closing of this offering. If we do not consummate an initial business within 24 months from the closing of this offering (or such later date as approved by holders of a majority of shares of our outstanding common stock that are voted at a meeting to extend such date, voting together as a single class), the private placement warrants will expire worthless. The personal and financial interests of our executive officers and directors may influence their motivation in identifying and selecting a target business combination, completing an initial business combination and influencing the operation of the business following the initial business combination. This risk may become more acute as the 24-month anniversary of the closing of this offering (or such later date as approved by holders of a majority of shares of our outstanding common stock that are voted at a meeting to extend such date, voting together as a single class) nears, which is the deadline for our consummation of an initial business combination.
We may issue notes or other debt securities, or otherwise incur substantial debt, to complete a business combination, which may adversely affect our leverage and financial condition and thus negatively impact the value of our stockholders’ investment in us.
Although we have no commitments as of the date of this prospectus to issue any notes or other debt securities, or to otherwise incur outstanding debt following this offering, we may choose to incur substantial debt to complete our initial business combination. We and our officers have agreed that we will not incur any indebtedness unless we have obtained from the lender a waiver of any right, title, interest or claim of any kind in or to the monies held in the trust account. As such, no issuance of debt will affect the per-share amount available for redemption from the trust account. Nevertheless, the incurrence of debt could have a variety of negative effects, including:

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

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

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

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

our inability to pay dividends on our shares of Class A common stock;

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

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

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

limitations on our ability to borrow additional amounts for expenses, capital expenditures, acquisitions, debt service requirements, execution of our strategy and other purposes and other disadvantages compared to our competitors who have less debt.
 
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We may only be able to complete one business combination with the proceeds of this offering and the sale of the private placement warrants, which will cause us to be solely dependent on a single business which may have a limited number of products or services. This lack of diversification may negatively impact our operations and profitability.
The net proceeds from this offering and the sale of the private placement warrants will provide us with up to $504,500,000 (or $579,500,000 if the underwriter’s over-allotment option is exercised in full) that we may use to complete our initial business combination (after taking into account the $17,500,000, or $20,125,000 if the over-allotment option is exercised in full, of deferred underwriting commissions being held in the trust account and the estimated expenses of this offering).
We may effectuate our initial business combination with a single-target business or multiple-target businesses simultaneously or within a short period of time. However, we may not be able to effectuate our initial business combination with more than one target business because of various factors, including the existence of complex accounting issues and the requirement that we prepare and file pro forma financial statements with the SEC that present operating results and the financial condition of several target businesses as if they had been operated on a combined basis. By completing our initial business combination with only a single entity, our lack of diversification may subject us to numerous economic, competitive and regulatory developments. Further, we would not be able to diversify our operations or benefit from the possible spreading of risks or offsetting of losses, unlike other entities which may have the resources to complete several business combinations in different industries or different areas of a single industry. Accordingly, the prospects for our success may be:

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

dependent upon the development or market acceptance of a single or limited number of products, processes or services.
This lack of diversification may subject us to numerous economic, competitive and regulatory risks, any or all of which may have a substantial adverse impact upon the particular industry in which we may operate subsequent to our initial business combination.
We may attempt to simultaneously complete business combinations with multiple prospective targets, which may hinder our ability to complete our initial business combination and give rise to increased costs and risks that could negatively impact our operations and profitability.
If we determine to simultaneously acquire several businesses that are owned by different sellers, we will need for each of such sellers to agree that our purchase of its business is contingent on the simultaneous closings of the other business combinations, which may make it more difficult for us, and delay our ability, to complete our initial business combination. With multiple business combinations, we could also face additional risks, including additional burdens and costs with respect to possible multiple negotiations and due diligence (if there are multiple sellers) and the additional risks associated with the subsequent assimilation of the operations and services or products of the acquired companies in a single operating business. If we are unable to adequately address these risks, it could negatively impact our profitability and results of operations.
We may attempt to complete our initial business combination with a private company about which little information is available, which may result in a business combination with a company that is not as profitable as we suspected, if at all.
In pursuing our acquisition strategy, we may seek to effectuate our initial business combination with a privately held company. Very little public information generally exists about private companies, and we could be required to make our decision on whether to pursue a potential initial business combination on the basis of limited information, which may result in a business combination with a company that is not as profitable as we suspected, if at all.
Our management may not be able to maintain control of a target business after our initial business combination. Upon the loss of control of a target business, new management may not possess the skills, qualifications or abilities necessary to profitably operate such business.
We may structure our initial business combination so that the post-business combination company in which our public stockholders own shares will own less than 100% of the equity interests or assets of a target business,
 
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but we will only complete such business combination if the post-business combination company owns or acquires 50% or more of the outstanding voting securities of the target or otherwise acquires a controlling interest in the target business sufficient for us not to be required to register as an investment company under the Investment Company Act. We will not consider any transaction that does not meet such criteria. Even if the post-business combination company owns 50% or more of the voting securities of the target, our stockholders prior to our initial business combination may collectively own a minority interest in the post-business combination company, depending on valuations ascribed to the target and us in the business combination. For example, we could pursue a transaction in which we issue a substantial number of new shares of Class A common stock in exchange for all of the outstanding capital stock of a target. In this case, we would acquire a 100% interest in the target. However, as a result of the issuance of a substantial number of new shares of Class A common stock, our stockholders immediately prior to such transaction could own less than a majority of our outstanding shares of Class A common stock subsequent to such transaction. In addition, other minority stockholders may subsequently combine their holdings resulting in a single person or group obtaining a larger share of the company’s shares than we initially acquired. Accordingly, this may make it more likely that our management will not be able to maintain control of the target business.
We may seek business combination opportunities with a high degree of complexity that require significant operational improvements, which could delay or prevent us from achieving our desired results.
We may seek business combination opportunities with large, highly complex companies that we believe would benefit from operational improvements. While we intend to implement such improvements, to the extent that our efforts are delayed or we are unable to achieve the desired improvements, the business combination may not be as successful as we anticipate.
To the extent we complete our initial business combination with a large complex business or entity with a complex operating structure, we may also be affected by numerous risks inherent in the operations of the business with which we combine, which could delay or prevent us from implementing our strategy. Although our management team will endeavor to evaluate the risks inherent in a particular target business and its operations, we may not be able to properly ascertain or assess all of the significant risk factors until we complete our business combination. If we are not able to achieve our desired operational improvements, or the improvements take longer to implement than anticipated, we may not achieve the gains that we anticipate. Furthermore, some of these risks and complexities may be outside of our control and leave us with no ability to control or reduce the chances that those risks and complexities will adversely impact a target business. Such combination may not be as successful as a combination with a smaller, less complex organization.
We do not have a specified maximum redemption threshold. The absence of such a redemption threshold may make it possible for us to complete our initial business combination with which a substantial majority of our stockholders do not agree.
Our amended and restated certificate of incorporation will not provide a specified maximum redemption threshold, except that in no event will we redeem our public shares in an amount that would cause our net tangible assets to be less than $5,000,001 (so that we do not then become subject to the SEC’s “penny stock” rules). As a result, we may be able to complete our initial business combination even though a substantial majority of our public stockholders do not agree with the transaction and have redeemed their shares or, if we seek stockholder approval of our initial business combination and do not conduct redemptions in connection with our initial business combination pursuant to the tender offer rules, have entered into privately negotiated agreements to sell their shares to our initial stockholders, officers, directors, advisors or their affiliates. In the event the aggregate cash consideration we would be required to pay for all shares of Class A common stock that are validly submitted for redemption plus any amount required to satisfy cash conditions pursuant to the terms of the proposed business combination exceed the aggregate amount of cash available to us, we will not complete the business combination or redeem any shares, all shares of Class A common stock submitted for redemption will be returned to the holders thereof, and we instead may search for an alternate business combination.
 
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In order to effectuate an initial business combination, blank check companies have, in the recent past, amended various provisions of their charters and other governing instruments, including their warrant agreements. We cannot assure you that we will not seek to amend our amended and restated certificate of incorporation or governing instruments in a manner that will make it easier for us to complete our initial business combination that our stockholders may not support.
In order to effectuate a business combination, special purpose acquisition companies have, in the recent past, amended various provisions of their charters and governing instruments, including their warrant agreements. For example, special purpose acquisition companies have amended the definition of business combination, increased redemption thresholds and extended the time to consummate a business combination and, with respect to their warrants, amended their warrant agreements to require the warrants to be exchanged for cash and/or other securities. Amending our amended and restated certificate of incorporation will require the approval of holders of 51% of our common stock, and amending our warrant agreement will require a vote of holders of at least 50% of the public warrants that vote on such amendment and, solely with respect to any amendment to the terms of the private placement SAILSM securities or any provision of the warrant agreement with respect to the private placement SAILSM securities, 50% of the number of the then outstanding private placement SAILSM securities. In addition, our amended and restated certificate of incorporation will require us to provide our public stockholders with the opportunity to redeem their public shares for cash if we propose an amendment to our amended and restated certificate of incorporation to modify the substance or timing of our obligation to redeem 100% of our public shares if we do not complete a business combination within 24 months of the closing of this offering (or such later date as approved by holders of a majority of shares of our outstanding common stock that are voted at a meeting to extend such date, voting together as a single class) or with respect to any other material provisions relating to stockholders’ rights or business combination transaction activity. To the extent any of such amendments would be deemed to fundamentally change the nature of the securities offered through this registration statement, we would register, or seek an exemption from registration for, the affected securities. We may seek to amend our charter or governing instruments or extend the time to consummate a business combination in order to effectuate our business combination.
The provisions of our amended and restated certificate of incorporation that relate to our pre-business combination activity (and corresponding provisions of the agreement governing the release of funds from our trust account) may be amended with the approval of holders of at least 65% of our common stock, which is a lower amendment threshold than that of some other blank check companies. It may be easier for us, therefore, to amend our amended and restated certificate of incorporation to facilitate the completion of an initial business combination that some of our stockholders may not support.
Some other blank check companies have a provision in their charter which prohibits the amendment of certain of its provisions, including those which relate to a company’s pre-business combination activity, without approval by a certain percentage of the company’s stockholders. In those companies, amendment of these provisions typically requires approval by 90% of the company’s stockholders attending and voting at an annual meeting. Our amended and restated certificate of incorporation will provide that any of its provisions related to pre-business combination activity (including the requirement to deposit proceeds of this offering and the private placement of warrants into the trust account and not release such amounts except in specified circumstances, and to provide redemption rights to public stockholders as described herein) may be amended if approved by holders of 65% of our common stock entitled to vote thereon and corresponding provisions of the trust agreement governing the release of funds from our trust account may be amended if approved by holders of at least 65% of our common stock entitled to vote thereon. In all other instances, our amended and restated certificate of incorporation may be amended by holders of a majority of our outstanding shares of common stock entitled to vote thereon, subject to applicable provisions of the DGCL or applicable stock exchange rules. Our initial stockholders and their permitted transferees, if any, who will collectively beneficially own 20% of the voting power of our common stock immediately following the completion of this offering (assuming they do not purchase any SAILSM securities in this offering), will participate in any vote to amend our amended and restated certificate of incorporation and/or trust agreement and will have the discretion to vote in any manner they choose. As a result, we may be able to amend the provisions of our amended and restated certificate of incorporation which govern our pre-business combination behavior more easily than some other blank check companies, and this may increase our ability to complete a business combination with which you do not agree. Our stockholders may pursue remedies against us for any breach of our amended and restated certificate of incorporation.
 
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Our initial stockholders, executive officers and directors have agreed, pursuant to a written agreement with us, that they will not propose any amendment to our amended and restated certificate of incorporation that would affect the substance or timing of our obligation to allow redemption in connection with our initial business combination or to redeem 100% of our public shares if we do not complete an initial business combination within 24 months from the closing of this offering (or such later date as approved by holders of a majority of shares of our outstanding common stock that are voted at a meeting to extend such date, voting together as a single class), unless we provide our public stockholders with the opportunity to redeem their Class A common stock upon approval of any such amendment at a per-share price, payable in cash, equal to the aggregate amount then on deposit in the trust account, including interest earned on the funds held in the trust account and not previously released to us to pay our taxes, if any (less up to $100,000 of interest to pay dissolution expenses) divided by the number of then outstanding public shares. These agreements are contained in letter agreements that we have entered into with our initial stockholders, directors and each member of our management team. Our stockholders are not parties to, or third-party beneficiaries of, these agreements and, as a result, will not have the ability to pursue remedies against our initial stockholders, executive officers or directors for any breach of these agreements. As a result, in the event of a breach, our stockholders would need to pursue a stockholder derivative action, subject to applicable law.
Certain agreements related to this offering may be amended without stockholder approval.
Certain agreements, including the letter agreement among us and our initial stockholders, officers and directors and the registration rights agreement among us and our initial stockholders, may be amended without stockholder approval. These agreements contain various provisions that our public stockholders might deem to be material. While we do not expect our board of directors to approve any amendment to any of these agreements prior to our initial business combination, it may be possible that our board of directors, in exercising its business judgment and subject to its fiduciary duties, chooses to approve one or more amendments to any such agreement in connection with the consummation of our initial business combination. Any such amendments would not require approval from our stockholders, may result in the completion of our initial business combination that may not otherwise have been possible, and may have an adverse effect on the value of an investment in our securities.
We may be unable to obtain additional financing to complete our initial business combination or to fund the operations and growth of a target business, which could compel us to restructure or abandon a particular business combination. If we do not complete our initial business combination, our public stockholders may only receive their pro rata portion of the funds in the trust account that are available for distribution to public stockholders, and our warrants will expire worthless.
Although we believe that the net proceeds of this offering and the sale of the private placement warrants will be sufficient to allow us to complete our initial business combination, because we have not yet selected any prospective target business we cannot ascertain the capital requirements for any particular transaction. If the net proceeds of this offering and the sale of the private placement warrants prove to be insufficient, either because of the size of our initial business combination, the depletion of the available net proceeds in search of a target business, the obligation to redeem for cash a significant number of shares from stockholders who elect redemption in connection with our initial business combination or the terms of negotiated transactions to purchase shares in connection with our initial business combination, we may be required to seek additional financing or to abandon the proposed business combination. We cannot assure you that such financing will be available on acceptable terms, if at all. The current economic environment may make it difficult for companies to obtain acquisition financing. To the extent that additional financing proves to be unavailable when needed to complete our initial business combination, we would be compelled to either restructure the transaction or abandon that particular business combination and seek an alternative target business candidate. If we have not consummated our initial business combination within the required time period, our public stockholders may receive only approximately $10.00 per public share, or less in certain circumstances, on the liquidation of our trust account and our warrants will expire worthless. In addition, even if we do not need additional financing to complete our initial business combination, we may require such financing to fund the operations or growth of the target business. The failure to secure additional financing could have a material adverse effect on the continued development or growth of the target business. None of our officers, directors or stockholders is required to provide any financing to us in connection with or after our initial business combination.
 
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Our initial stockholders control a substantial interest in us and thus may exert a substantial influence on actions requiring a stockholder vote, potentially in a manner that you do not support.
Upon closing of this offering, our initial stockholders, with their alignment shares, will hold approximately 20% of the voting power of our common stock prior to the completion of an initial business combination. In addition, the alignment shares, all of which are held by our initial stockholders, will entitle the holders to elect all of our directors prior to our initial business combination. Following the completion of our initial business combination, the alignment shares will be entitled to one vote per share. Accordingly, they may exert a substantial influence on actions requiring a stockholder vote, potentially in a manner that you do not support, including amendments to our amended and restated certificate of incorporation. Further, pursuant to a letter agreement with our sponsor, we have agreed not to enter into a definitive agreement regarding an initial business combination without the prior written consent of our sponsor. As a result, we may not be permitted to enter into an initial business combination that our Board believes to be in the stockholders’ best interests. Further, for so long as any alignment shares remain outstanding, we may not, without the prior or written consent of the holders of a majority of the alignment shares then outstanding, voting separately as a single class, (i) amend, alter or repeal any provision of our amended and restated certificate of incorporation, whether by merger, consolidation or otherwise, if such amendment, alteration or repeal would alter or change the powers, preferences or relative, participating, optional or other or special rights of our Class B Shares, (ii) change our fiscal year, (iii) increase the number of directors on the Board, (iv) pay any dividends or effect any split on any of our capital stock or make any distributions of cash, securities or any other property, (v) adopt any stockholder rights plan, (vi) acquire any entity or business with assets at a purchase price greater than 10% or more of our total assets measured in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States or the accounting standards then used by us in the preparation of our financial statements, (vii) issue any shares of Class A common stock in excess of 5% of our Class A common stock outstanding at the closing of this offering or that would otherwise require a stockholder vote pursuant to the rules of the stock exchange on which the Class A shares are then listed, (viii) make a rights offering to all or substantially all holders of any class of our common stock or (ix) issue additional Class B shares. As a result, the holders of the alignment shares may be able to prevent us from taking such actions that the Board believes is in our interest.
If our initial stockholders purchase any SAILSM securities in this offering or if our initial stockholders purchase any additional shares of Class A common stock in the aftermarket or in privately negotiated transactions, this would increase their control. Neither our initial stockholders nor, to our knowledge, any of our officers or directors, have any current intention to purchase additional securities, other than as disclosed in this prospectus. Factors that would be considered in making such additional purchases would include consideration of the current trading price of our shares of Class A common stock. In addition, our board of directors, whose members were elected by our sponsor, is and will be divided into three classes, each of which will generally serve for a terms for three years with only one class of directors being elected in each year. We may not hold an annual meeting of stockholders to elect new directors prior to the completion of our initial business combination, in which case all of the current directors will continue in office until at least the completion of the initial business combination. If there is an annual meeting, as a consequence of our “staggered” board of directors, only a minority of the board of directors will be considered for election and our initial stockholders, because of their ownership position, will have considerable influence regarding the outcome. Accordingly, our initial stockholders will continue to exert control at least until the completion of our initial business combination.
Our initial stockholders contributed $25,000, or approximately $0.001 per alignment share, and, accordingly, you will experience immediate and substantial dilution from the purchase of our shares of Class A common stock.
The difference between the public offering price per share (allocating all of the SAILSM securities purchase price to the share of Class A common stock and none to the warrant included in the SAILSM securities) and the pro forma net tangible book value per share of Class A common stock after this offering constitutes the dilution to you and the other investors in this offering. Our initial stockholders acquired the alignment shares at a nominal price, significantly contributing to this dilution. Upon closing of this offering, and assuming no value is ascribed to the warrants included in the SAILSM securities, you and the other public stockholders will incur an immediate and substantial dilution of approximately 88.4% (or $8.84 per share, assuming no exercise of the underwriter’s over-allotment option), the difference between the pro forma net tangible book value per
 
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share of $1.16 and the initial offering price of $10.00 per SAILSM securities. This dilution would increase to the extent that the anti-dilution provisions of the alignment shares result in the issuance of shares of Class A common stock on a greater than one-to-one basis upon conversion of the alignment shares at the time of our initial business combination and would become exacerbated to the extent that public stockholders seek redemptions from the trust for their public shares. In addition, because of the anti-dilution protection in the alignment shares, any equity or equity-linked securities issued in connection with our initial business combination would be disproportionately dilutive to our shares of Class A common stock.
We may amend the terms of the warrants in a manner that may be adverse to holders of public warrants. As a result, the exercise price of your warrants could be increased, the exercise period could be shortened and the number of shares of Class A common stock purchasable upon exercise of a warrant could be decreased, all without your approval.
Our warrants will be issued in registered form under a warrant agreement between Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, as warrant agent, and us. The warrant agreement provides that the terms of the warrants may be amended without the consent of any holder for the purpose of (i) curing any ambiguity or to correct any defective provision or mistake, including to conform the provisions of the warrant agreement to the description of the terms of the warrants and the warrant agreement set forth in this prospectus, (ii) adjusting the provisions relating to cash dividends on shares of common stock as contemplated by and in accordance with the warrant agreement or (iii) adding or changing any provisions with respect to matters or questions arising under the warrant agreement as the parties to the warrant agreement may deem necessary or desirable and that the parties deem to not adversely affect the rights of the registered holders of the warrants; provided that the approval by the holders of at least 50% of the then-outstanding public warrants is required to make any change that adversely affects the interests of the registered holders of public warrants. Accordingly, we may amend the terms of the public warrants in a manner adverse to a holder provided 50% of the holders of the then outstanding public warrants that vote on such amendment approve of such amendment, after at least 10 days’ notice that an amendment is being sought. Although our ability to amend the terms of the public warrants with the consent of at least 50% of the then outstanding public warrants is unlimited, examples of such amendments could be amendments to, among other things, increase the exercise price of the warrants, convert the warrants into cash or stock (at a ratio different than initially provided), shorten the exercise period or decrease the number of shares of Class A common stock purchasable upon exercise of a warrant.
We may redeem your unexpired warrants prior to their exercise at a time that is disadvantageous to you, thereby making your warrants worthless.
We have the ability to redeem the outstanding public warrants at any time after they become exercisable and prior to their expiration, at a price of $0.01 per warrant, provided that the closing price of our shares of Class A common stock equals or exceeds $18.00 per share (as adjusted for adjustments to the number of shares issuable upon exercise or the exercise price of a warrant as described under the heading “Description of Securities—Warrants—Public Stockholders’ Warrants—Anti—Dilution Adjustments”) for any 20 trading days within a 30 trading-day period ending on the third trading day prior to proper notice of such redemption and provided that certain other conditions are met. If and when the warrants become redeemable by us, we may exercise our redemption right even if we are unable to register or qualify the underlying securities for sale under all applicable state securities laws. As a result, we may redeem the warrants as set forth above even if the holders are otherwise unable to exercise the warrants. Redemption of the outstanding warrants could force you to (i) exercise your warrants and pay the exercise price therefor at a time when it may be disadvantageous for you to do so, (ii) sell your warrants at the then-current market price when you might otherwise wish to hold your warrants or (iii) accept the nominal redemption price which, at the time the outstanding warrants are called for redemption, we expect would be substantially less than the market value of your warrants.
In addition, we have the ability to redeem the outstanding public warrants at any time after they become exercisable and prior to their expiration, at a price of $0.10 per warrant upon a minimum of 30 days’ prior written notice of redemption provided that the closing price of our shares of Class A common stock equals or exceeds $10.00 per share (as adjusted for adjustments to the number of shares issuable upon exercise or the exercise price of a warrant as described under the heading “Description of Securities-Warrants-Public Stockholders’ Warrants—Anti—Dilution Adjustments”) for any 20 trading days within a 30 trading-day period ending on the third trading day prior to proper notice of such redemption and provided that certain
 
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other conditions are met, including that holders will be able to exercise their warrants prior to redemption for a number of shares of Class A common stock determined based on the redemption date and the fair market value of our Class A common stock. Please see “Description of Securities—Warrants—Public Stockholders’ Warrants—Redemption of warrants when the price per share of Class A common stock equals or exceeds $10.00.” The value received upon exercise of the warrants (1) may be less than the value the holders would have received if they had exercised their warrants at a later time where the underlying share price is higher and (2) may not compensate the holders for the value of the warrants, including because the number of shares of common stock received is capped at 0.361 Class A common stock per warrant (subject to adjustment) irrespective of the remaining life of the warrants.
None of the private placement warrants will be redeemable by us as (except as set forth under “Description of Securities—Warrants—Public Stockholders’ Warrants—Redemption of warrants when the price per share of Class A common stock equals or exceeds $10.00”) so long as they are held by our sponsor or its permitted transferees.
Our warrants may have an adverse effect on the market price of our shares of Class A common stock and make it more difficult to effectuate our initial business combination.
We will be issuing warrants to purchase 10,000,000 shares of our Class A common stock (or up to 11,500,000 shares of Class A common stock if the underwriter’s over-allotment option is exercised in full) as part of the SAILSM securities offered by this prospectus and, simultaneously with the closing of this offering, we will be issuing in a private placement an aggregate of 11,333,333 private placement warrants (or 12,333,333 private placement warrants if the underwriter’s over-allotment option is exercised in full), each whole private placement warrant exercisable to purchase one share of Class A common stock at $11.50 per share. In addition, if our sponsor or an affiliate of our sponsor or certain of our officers and directors makes any working capital loans, such lender may convert those loans into up to an additional 1,000,000 private placement warrants, at the price of $1.50 per private placement warrant. To the extent we issue common stock to effectuate a business transaction, the potential for the issuance of a substantial number of additional shares of Class A common stock upon exercise of these warrants could make us a less attractive acquisition vehicle to a candidate for our initial business combination. Such warrants, when exercised, will increase the number of issued and outstanding shares of Class A common stock and reduce the value of the shares of Class A common stock issued to complete the business transaction. Therefore, our warrants may make it more difficult to effectuate a business transaction or increase the cost of acquiring the candidate for our initial business combination.
Because each SAILSM security contains one-fifth of one redeemable warrant and only a whole warrant may be exercised, the SAILSM securities may be worth less than units of other blank check companies.
Each SAILSM security contains one-fifth of one redeemable warrant. Pursuant to the warrant agreement, no fractional warrants will be issued upon separation of the SAILSM securities, and only whole SAILSM securities will trade. If, upon exercise of the warrants, a holder would be entitled to receive a fractional interest in a share, we will, upon exercise, round down to the nearest whole number the number of shares of Class A common stock to be issued to the warrant holder. This is different from other offerings similar to ours whose units include one share of Class A common stock and one whole warrant to purchase one whole share. We have established the components of the SAILSM securities in this way in order to reduce the dilutive effect of the warrants upon completion of a business combination since the warrants will be exercisable in the aggregate for one-fifth of the number of shares compared to SAILSM securities that each contain a whole warrant to purchase one whole share, thus making us, we believe, a more attractive merger partner for target businesses. Nevertheless, this SAILSM securities structure may cause our SAILSM securities to be worth less than if a SAILSM securities included a warrant to purchase one whole share.
A provision of our warrant agreement may make it more difficult for us to consummate an initial business combination.
Unlike most blank check companies, if (i) we issue additional shares of Class A common stock or equity-linked securities for capital raising purposes in connection with the closing of our initial business combination at a Newly Issued Price of less than $9.20 per share of common stock, (ii) the aggregate gross proceeds from such
 
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issuances represent more than 60% of the total equity proceeds, and interest thereon, available for the funding of our initial business combination on the date of the consummation of our initial business combination (net of redemptions), and (iii) the Market Value is below $9.20 per share, then the exercise price of the warrants will be adjusted to be equal to 115% of the higher of the Market Value and the Newly Issued Price, and the $18.00 per share redemption trigger prices described below under “Description of Securities—Warrants—Public Stockholders’ Warrants—Redemption of warrants when the price per share of Class A common stock equals or exceeds $18.00” and “—Redemption of warrants when the price per share of Class A common stock equals or exceeds $10.00” will be adjusted (to the nearest cent) to be equal to 180% of the higher of the Market Value and the Newly Issued Price, and the $10.00 per share redemption trigger price described below under “Description of Securities—Warrants—Public Stockholders’ Warrants—Redemption of warrants when the price per share of Class A common stock equals or exceeds $10.00” will be adjusted (to the nearest cent) to be equal to the higher of the Market Value and the Newly Issued Price. This may make it more difficult for us to consummate an initial business combination with a target business.
The determination of the offering price of our SAILSM securities and the size of this offering is more arbitrary than the pricing of securities and size of an offering of an operating company in a particular industry. You may have less assurance, therefore, that the offering price of our SAILSM securities properly reflects the value of such SAILSM securities than you would have in a typical offering of an operating company.
Prior to this offering there has been no public market for any of our securities. The public offering price of the SAILSM securities and the terms of the warrants were negotiated between us and the underwriter. In determining the size of this offering, management held customary organizational meetings with the underwriter, both prior to our inception and thereafter, with respect to the state of capital markets, generally, and the amount the underwriter believed it reasonably could raise on our behalf. Factors considered in determining the size of this offering, prices and terms of the SAILSM securities, including the shares of Class A common stock and warrants underlying the SAILSM securities, include:

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

prior offerings of those companies;

our prospects for acquiring an operating business at attractive values;

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

our capital structure;

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

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

other factors as were deemed relevant.
Although these factors were considered, the determination of our offering price is more arbitrary than the pricing of securities of an operating company in a particular industry since we have no historical operations or financial results.
There is currently no market for our securities and a market for our securities may not develop, which would adversely affect the liquidity and price of our securities.
There is currently no market for our securities. Stockholders therefore have no access to information about prior market history on which to base their investment decision. Following this offering, the price of our securities may vary significantly due to one or more potential business combinations and general market or economic conditions. Furthermore, an active trading market for our securities may never develop or, if developed, it may not be sustained. You may be unable to sell your securities unless a market can be established and sustained.
Because we must furnish our stockholders with target business financial statements, we may lose the ability to complete an otherwise advantageous initial business combination with some prospective target businesses.
The federal proxy rules require that a proxy statement with respect to a vote on a business combination meeting certain financial significance tests include historical and/or pro forma financial statement disclosure in periodic
 
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reports. We will include the same financial statement disclosure in connection with our tender offer documents, whether or not they are required under the tender offer rules. These financial statements may be required to be prepared in accordance with, or be reconciled to, accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America, or GAAP, or international financial reporting standards as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board, or IFRS, depending on the circumstances and the historical financial statements may be required to be audited in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States), or PCAOB. These financial statement requirements may limit the pool of potential target businesses we may acquire because some targets may be unable to provide such statements in time for us to disclose such statements in accordance with federal proxy rules and complete our initial business combination within the prescribed time frame.
We are an emerging growth company and a smaller reporting company within the meaning of the Securities Act, and if we take advantage of certain exemptions from disclosure requirements available to “emerging growth companies” or “smaller reporting companies,” this could make our securities less attractive to investors and may make it more difficult to compare our performance with other public companies.
We are an “emerging growth company” within the meaning of the Securities Act, as modified by the JOBS Act, and we may take advantage of certain exemptions from various reporting requirements that are applicable to other public companies that are not “emerging growth companies,” including, but not limited to, not being required to comply with the auditor attestation requirements of Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, reduced disclosure obligations regarding executive compensation in our periodic reports and proxy statements, and exemptions from the requirements of holding a nonbinding advisory vote on executive compensation and stockholder approval of any golden parachute payments not previously approved. As a result, our stockholders may not have access to certain information they may deem important. We could be an emerging growth company for up to five years, although circumstances could cause us to lose that status earlier, including if the market value of our shares of Class A common stock held by non-affiliates exceeds $700 million as of any June 30 before that time, in which case we would no longer be an emerging growth company as of the following December 31. We cannot predict whether investors will find our securities less attractive because we will rely on these exemptions. If some investors find our securities less attractive as a result of our reliance on these exemptions, the trading prices of our securities may be lower than they otherwise would be, there may be a less active trading market for our securities and the trading prices of our securities may be more volatile.
Further, Section 102(b)(1) of the JOBS Act exempts emerging growth companies from being required to comply with new or revised financial accounting standards until private companies (that is, those that have not had a Securities Act registration statement declared effective or do not have a class of securities registered under the Exchange Act) are required to comply with the new or revised financial accounting standards. The JOBS Act provides that a company can elect to opt out of the extended transition period and comply with the requirements that apply to non-emerging growth companies but any such an election to opt out is irrevocable. We have elected not to opt out of such extended transition period which means that when a standard is issued or revised and it has different application dates for public or private companies, we, as an emerging growth company, can adopt the new or revised standard at the time private companies adopt the new or revised standard. This may make comparison of our financial statements with another public company which is neither an emerging growth company nor an emerging growth company which has opted out of using the extended transition period difficult or impossible because of the potential differences in accounting standards used.
Additionally, we are a “smaller reporting company” as defined in Item 10(f)(1) of Regulation S-K. Smaller reporting companies may take advantage of certain reduced disclosure obligations, including, among other things, providing only two years of audited financial statements. We will remain a smaller reporting company until the last day of the fiscal year in which (i) the market value of our shares of common stock held by non-affiliates is equal to or exceeds $250 million as of the prior June 30th, or (ii) our annual revenues exceeded $100 million during such completed fiscal year and the market value of our shares of common stock held by non-affiliates is equal to or exceeds $700 million as of the prior June 30. To the extent we take advantage of such reduced disclosure obligations, it may also make comparison of our financial statements with other public companies difficult or impossible.
 
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Compliance obligations under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act may make it more difficult for us to effectuate a business combination, require substantial financial and management resources, and increase the time and costs of completing an acquisition.
Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act requires that we evaluate and report on our system of internal controls beginning with our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ending December 31, 2022. Only in the event we are deemed to be a large accelerated filer or an accelerated filer and no longer qualify as an emerging growth company, will we not be required to comply with the independent registered public accounting firm attestation requirement on our internal control over financial reporting. The fact that we are a blank check company makes compliance with the requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act particularly burdensome on us as compared to other public companies because a target business with which we seek to complete our initial business combination may not be in compliance with the provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act regarding adequacy of its internal controls. The development of the internal control of any such entity to achieve compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act may increase the time and costs necessary to complete any such acquisition.
Provisions in our amended and restated certificate of incorporation may inhibit a takeover of us, which could limit the price investors might be willing to pay in the future for our shares of Class A common stock and could entrench management.
Our amended and restated certificate of incorporation contains provisions that may discourage unsolicited takeover proposals that stockholders may consider to be in their best interests. These provisions include a staggered board of directors, the ability of the board of directors to designate the terms of and issue new series of preferred stock, and potential payments owed with respect to our alignment shares, which may make more difficult the removal of management and may discourage transactions that otherwise could involve payment of a premium over prevailing market prices for our securities.
Provisions in our amended and restated certificate of incorporation and Delaware law may have the effect of discouraging lawsuits against our directors and officers.
Our amended and restated certificate of incorporation will require, unless we consent in writing to the selection of an alternative forum, that (i) any derivative action or proceeding brought on our behalf, (ii) any action asserting a claim of breach of a fiduciary duty owed by any director, officer or other employee to us or our stockholders, (iii) any action asserting a claim against us, our directors, officers or employees arising pursuant to any provision of the DGCL or our amended and restated certificate of incorporation or bylaws, or (iv) any action asserting a claim against us, our directors, officers or employees governed by the internal affairs doctrine may be brought only in the Court of Chancery in the State of Delaware, except any claim (A) as to which the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware determines that there is an indispensable party not subject to the jurisdiction of the Court of Chancery (and the indispensable party does not consent to the personal jurisdiction of the Court of Chancery within ten days following such determination), (B) which is vested in the exclusive jurisdiction of a court or forum other than the Court of Chancery, and (C) for which the Court of Chancery does not have subject matter jurisdiction. If an action is brought outside of Delaware, the stockholder bringing the suit will be deemed to have consented to service of process on such stockholder’s counsel.
Although we believe this provision benefits us by providing increased consistency in the application of Delaware law in the types of lawsuits to which it applies, a court may determine that this provision is unenforceable, and to the extent it is enforceable, the provision may have the effect of discouraging lawsuits against our directors and officers, although our stockholders will not be deemed to have waived our compliance with federal securities laws and the rules and regulations thereunder.
Unless we consent in writing to the selection of an alternative forum, the federal district courts of the United States of America will be the exclusive forum for the resolution of any complaint asserting a cause of action arising under the Securities Act. A court may determine that this provision is unenforceable, and to the extent it is enforceable, the provision may have the effect of discouraging lawsuits against our directors and officers, although our stockholders will not be deemed to have waived our compliance with federal securities laws and the rules and regulations thereunder.
 
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Notwithstanding the foregoing, our amended and restated certificate of incorporation will provide that the exclusive forum provision will not apply to suits brought to enforce a duty or liability created by the Exchange Act or any other claim for which the federal courts have exclusive jurisdiction. Section 27 of the Exchange Act creates exclusive federal jurisdiction over all suits brought to enforce any duty or liability created by the Exchange Act or the rules and regulations thereunder.
Our warrant agreement will designate the courts of the State of New York or the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York as the sole and exclusive forum for certain types of actions and proceedings that may be initiated by holders of our warrants, which could limit the ability of warrant holders to obtain a favorable judicial forum for disputes with our company.
Our warrant agreement will provide that, subject to applicable law, (i) any action, proceeding or claim against us arising out of or relating in any way to the warrant agreement, including under the Securities Act, will be brought and enforced in the courts of the State of New York or the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, and (ii) that we irrevocably submit to such jurisdiction, which jurisdiction shall be the exclusive forum for any such action, proceeding or claim. We will waive any objection to such exclusive jurisdiction and that such courts represent an inconvenient forum.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, these provisions of the warrant agreement will not apply to suits brought to enforce any liability or duty created by the Exchange Act or any other claim for which the federal district courts of the United States of America are the sole and exclusive forum. Any person or entity purchasing or otherwise acquiring any interest in any of our warrants shall be deemed to have notice of and to have consented to the forum provisions in our warrant agreement. If any action, the subject matter of which is within the scope the forum provisions of the warrant agreement, is filed in a court other than a court of the State of New York or the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (a “foreign action”) in the name of any holder of our warrants, such holder shall be deemed to have consented to: (x) the personal jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in the State of New York in connection with any action brought in any such court to enforce the forum provisions (an “enforcement action”), and (y) having service of process made upon such warrant holder in any such enforcement action by service upon such warrant holder’s counsel in the foreign action as agent for such warrant holder.
This choice-of-forum provision may limit a warrant holder’s ability to bring a claim in a judicial forum that it finds favorable for disputes with our company, which may discourage such lawsuits. Alternatively, if a court were to find this provision of our warrant agreement inapplicable or unenforceable with respect to one or more of the specified types of actions or proceedings, we may incur additional costs associated with resolving such matters in other jurisdictions, which could materially and adversely affect our business, financial condition and results of operations and result in a diversion of the time and resources of our management and board of directors.
Cyber incidents or attacks directed at us could result in information theft, data corruption, operational disruption and/or financial loss.
We depend on digital technologies, including information systems, infrastructure and cloud applications and services, including those of third parties with which we may deal. Sophisticated and deliberate attacks on, or security breaches in, our systems or infrastructure, or the systems or infrastructure of third parties or the cloud, could lead to corruption or misappropriation of our assets, proprietary information and sensitive or confidential data. As an early stage company without significant investments in data security protection, we may not be sufficiently protected against such occurrences. We may not have sufficient resources to adequately protect against, or to investigate and remediate any vulnerability to, cyber incidents. It is possible that any of these occurrences, or a combination of them, could have adverse consequences on our business and lead to financial loss.
Since only holders of our alignment shares will have the right to vote on the election of directors, upon the listing of our shares on Nasdaq, Nasdaq may consider us to be a “controlled company” within the meaning of the Nasdaq rules and, as a result, we may qualify for exemptions from certain corporate governance requirements.
After completion of this offering, only holders of our alignment shares will have the right to vote on the election of directors. As a result, Nasdaq may consider us to be a “controlled company” within the meaning of
 
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the Nasdaq corporate governance standards. Under the Nasdaq corporate governance standards, a company of which more than 50% of the voting power is held by an individual, group or another company is a “controlled company” and may elect not to comply with certain corporate governance requirements, including the requirements that:

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

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

we have a nominating and corporate governance committee of our board that is comprised entirely of independent directors with a written charter addressing the committee’s purpose and responsibilities.
We do not intend to utilize these exemptions and intend to comply with the corporate governance requirements of Nasdaq, subject to applicable phase-in provisions. However, if we determine in the future to utilize some or all of these exemptions, you will not have the same protections afforded to stockholders of companies that are subject to all of the Nasdaq corporate governance requirements.
An investment in this offering may result in uncertain or adverse U.S. federal income tax consequences.
An investment in this offering may result in uncertain U.S. federal income tax consequences. For instance, because there are no authorities that directly address instruments similar to the SAILSM securities we are issuing in this offering, the allocation an investor makes with respect to the purchase price of a SAILSM security between the Class A common stock and the one-fifth of a warrant to purchase one share of Class A common stock included in each SAILSM security could be challenged by the IRS or courts. In addition, it is unclear whether the conversion of alignment shares into shares of our common stock could result in a constructive distribution to holders of shares of our Class A common stock. Furthermore, the U.S. federal income tax consequences of a cashless exercise of warrants included in the SAILSM securities we are issuing in this offering is unclear under current law. Finally, it is unclear whether the redemption rights with respect to our common stock suspend the running of a U.S. Holder’s (as defined below in “U.S. Federal Income Tax Considerations—U.S. Holders”) holding period for purposes of determining whether any gain or loss recognized by such holder on the sale or exchange of Class A common stock is long-term capital gain or loss and for determining whether any dividend we pay would be considered “qualified dividends” for U.S. federal income tax purposes. See the section titled “U.S. Federal Income Tax Considerations” for a summary of the U.S. federal income tax considerations of an investment in our SAILSM securities. Prospective investors are urged to consult their tax advisors with respect to these and other tax consequences when purchasing, holding or disposing of our SAILSM securities.
If we effect our initial business combination with a company located outside of the United States, we would be subject to a variety of additional risks that may adversely affect us.
If we pursue a candidate for our initial business combination with operations or opportunities outside of the United States for our initial business combination, we may face additional burdens in connection with investigating, agreeing to and completing such initial business combination, and if we effect such initial business combination, we would be subject to a variety of additional risks that may negatively impact our operations.
If we pursue a candidate for our initial business combination with operations or opportunities outside of the United States for our initial business combination, we would be subject to risks associated with cross-border initial business combinations, including in connection with investigating, agreeing to and completing our initial business combination, conducting due diligence in a foreign jurisdiction, having such transaction approved by any local governments, regulators or agencies and changes in the purchase price based on fluctuations in foreign exchange rates.
If we effect our initial business combination with such a company, we would be subject to any special considerations or risks associated with companies operating in an international setting, including any of the following:

costs and difficulties inherent in managing cross-border business operations;
 
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rules and regulations regarding currency redemption;

complex corporate withholding taxes on individuals;

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

exchange listing and/or delisting requirements;

tariffs and trade barriers;

regulations related to customs and import/export matters;

local or regional economic policies and market conditions;

unexpected changes in regulatory requirements;

longer payment cycles;

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

currency fluctuations and exchange controls;

rates of inflation;

challenges in collecting accounts receivable;

cultural and language differences;

employment regulations;

underdeveloped or unpredictable legal or regulatory systems;

corruption;

protection of intellectual property;

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

regime changes and political upheaval;

terrorist attacks, natural disasters and wars; and

deterioration of political relations with the United States.
We may not be able to adequately address these additional risks. If we were unable to do so, we may be unable to complete such initial business combination, or, if we complete such combination, our operations might suffer, either of which may adversely impact our business, financial condition and results of operations.
We are subject to changing law and regulations regarding regulatory matters, corporate governance and public disclosure that have increased both our costs and the risk of non-compliance.
We are subject to rules and regulations by various governing bodies, including, for example, the SEC, which are charged with the protection of investors and the oversight of companies whose securities are publicly traded, and to new and evolving regulatory measures under applicable law. Our efforts to comply with new and changing laws and regulations have resulted in and are likely to continue to result in, increased general and administrative expenses and a diversion of management time and attention from seeking a business combination target.
Moreover, because these laws, regulations and standards are subject to varying interpretations, their application in practice may evolve over time as new guidance becomes available. This evolution may result in continuing uncertainty regarding compliance matters and additional costs necessitated by ongoing revisions to our disclosure and governance practices. If we fail to address and comply with these regulations and any subsequent changes, we may be subject to penalty and our business may be harmed.
 
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CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
Some of the statements contained in this prospectus may constitute “forward-looking statements” for purposes of the federal securities laws. Our forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding our or our management team’s expectations, hopes, beliefs, intentions or strategies regarding the future. In addition, any statements that refer to projections, forecasts or other characterizations of future events or circumstances, including any underlying assumptions, are forward-looking statements. The words “anticipate,” “believe,” “continue,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intends,” “may,” “might,” “plan,” “possible,” “potential,” “predict,” “project,” “should,” “would” and similar expressions may identify forward-looking statements, but the absence of these words does not mean that a statement is not forward-looking. Forward-looking statements in this prospectus may include, for example, statements about:

our ability to select an appropriate target business or businesses;

our ability to complete our initial business combination;

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

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

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

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

our pool of prospective target businesses;

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

our public securities’ potential liquidity and trading;

the lack of a market for our securities;

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

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

our financial performance following this offering.
The forward-looking statements contained in this prospectus are based on our current expectations and beliefs concerning future developments and their potential effects on us. There can be no assurance that future developments affecting us will be those that we have anticipated. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties (some of which are beyond our control) or other assumptions that may cause actual results or performance to be materially different from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, those factors described under the heading “Risk Factors.” Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should any of our assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary in material respects from those projected in these forward-looking statements. We undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required under applicable securities laws.
 
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USE OF PROCEEDS
We are offering 50,000,000 SAILSM securities at an offering price of $10.00 per SAILSM security. We estimate that the net proceeds of this offering, together with the funds we will receive from the sale of the private placement warrants, will be used as set forth in the following table:
Gross proceeds
Without Over-
allotment Option
Over-allotment
Option Exercised
Gross proceeds from SAILSM securities offered to public(1)
$ 500,000,000 $ 575,000,000
Gross proceeds from private placement warrants offered in the private placement
17,000,000 18,500,000
Total gross proceeds
$ 517,000,000 $ 593,500,000
Underwriting commissions (2.0% of gross proceeds from SAILSM securities offered to public, excluding deferred portion)(3)
$ 10,000,000 $ 11,500,000
Estimated offering expenses(2)
Legal fees and expenses
500,000 500,000
Printing and engraving expenses
40,000 40,000
Accounting fees and expenses
42,000 42,000
SEC/FINRA Expenses
149,483 149,483
Travel and road show
25,000 25,000
Nasdaq listing and filing fees
85,000 85,000
Director & Officer liability insurance premiums
1,600,000 1,600,000
Miscellaneous
58,517 58,517
Total estimated offering expenses
$ 2,500,000 $ 2,500,000
Proceeds after estimated reimbursed offering expenses
$ 504,500,000 $ 579,500,000
Held in trust account(3)
$ 500,000,000 $ 575,000,000
% of public offering size
100% 100%
Not held in trust account
$ 4,500,000 $ 4,500,000
The following table shows the use of the $4,500,000 of net proceeds not held in the trust account.(4)(5)
Amount
% of Total
Legal, accounting, due diligence, travel, and other expenses in connection with any
business combination(6)
1,860,000 41.3%
Legal and accounting fees related to regulatory reporting obligations
150,000 3.3%
Payment for office space, administrative and support services
240,000 5.3%
Reserve for liquidation expenses
100,000 2.2%
Nasdaq continued listing fees
75,000 1.7%
Director compensation
2,000,000 44.4%
Working capital to cover miscellaneous expenses and reserves
75,000 1.7%
Total
$ 4,500,000 100.0%
(1)
Includes amounts payable to public stockholders who properly redeem their shares in connection with our successful completion of our initial business combination.
(2)
A portion of the offering expenses will be paid from the proceeds of loans from our sponsor of up to $300,000 as described in this prospectus. To date, we borrowed $275,000 under the promissory note with our sponsor. These amounts will be repaid upon completion of this offering out of the offering proceeds that has been allocated for the payment of offering expenses (other than underwriting commissions) and not to be held in the trust account. In the event that offering expenses are less than as set forth in this table, any such amounts will be used for post-closing working capital expenses. In the event that the offering expenses are more than as set forth in this table, we may fund such excess with funds not held in the trust account.
(3)
The underwriter has agreed to defer underwriting commissions of 3.5% of the gross proceeds of this offering. Upon and
 
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concurrently with the completion of our initial business combination, $17,500,000, which constitutes the underwriter’s deferred commissions (or $20,125,000 if the underwriter’s over-allotment option is exercised in full) will be paid to the underwriter from the funds held in the trust account. See “Underwriting.” The remaining funds, less amounts released to the trustee to pay redeeming stockholders, will be released to us and can be used to pay all or a portion of the purchase price of the business or businesses with which our initial business combination occurs or for general corporate purposes, including payment of principal or interest on indebtedness incurred in connection with our initial business combination, to fund the purchases of other companies or for working capital. The underwriter will not be entitled to any interest accrued on the deferred underwriting discounts and commissions.
(4)
These expenses are estimates only. Our actual expenditures for some or all of these items may differ from the estimates set forth herein. For example, we may incur greater legal and accounting expenses than our current estimates in connection with negotiating and structuring our initial business combination based upon the level of complexity of such business combination. In the event we identify a business combination target in a specific industry subject to specific regulations, we may incur additional expenses associated with legal due diligence and the engagement of special legal counsel. In addition, our staffing needs may vary and as a result, we may engage a number of consultants to assist with legal and financial due diligence. We do not anticipate any change in our intended use of proceeds, other than fluctuations among the current categories of allocated expenses, which fluctuations, to the extent they exceed current estimates for any specific category of expenses, would not be available for our expenses. The amount in the table above does not include interest available to us from the trust account. The proceeds held in the trust account will be invested only in U.S. government treasury obligations with a maturity of 185 days or less or in money market funds meeting certain conditions under Rule 2a-7 under the Investment Company Act which invest only in direct U.S. government treasury obligations. Assuming an interest rate of 0.5% per year, we estimate the interest earned on the trust account will be approximately $2,500,000 per year; however, we can provide no assurances regarding this amount. Up to $1.5 million of such loans may be convertible into private placement warrants at a price of $1.50 per private placement warrant at the option of the lender. The private placement warrants would be identical to the private placement warrants issued to our sponsor. The terms of such loans, if any, have not been determined and no written agreements exist with respect to such loans. We do not expect to seek loans from parties other than our sponsor, our officers and directors or their affiliates, if any, as we do not believe third parties will be willing to loan such funds and provide a waiver against any and all rights to seek access to funds in our trust account.
(5)
Assumes no exercise of the underwriter’s over-allotment option.
(6)
Includes estimated amounts that may also be used in connection with our initial business combination to fund a “no shop” provision and commitment fees for financing.
Of the $517,000,000 in proceeds we receive from this offering and the sale of the private placement warrants described in this prospectus, or $593,500,000 if the underwriter’s over-allotment option is exercised in full, $500,000,000 ($10.00 per SAILSM security), or $575,000,000 if the underwriter’s over-allotment option is exercised in full ($10.00 per SAILSM security), will be deposited into a trust account at J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, N.A. with Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company acting as trustee, after deducting $10,000,000 in underwriting discounts and commissions payable upon the closing of this offering (or $11,500,000 if the underwriter’s over-allotment option is exercised in full) and an aggregate of $7,000,000 to pay expenses in connection with the closing of this offering and for working capital following this offering. The proceeds held in the trust account will be invested only in U.S. government treasury bills with a maturity of 185 days or less or in money market funds meeting certain conditions under Rule 2a-7 under the Investment Company Act which invest only in direct U.S. government treasury obligations. We estimate the interest earned on the trust account will be approximately $2,500,000 per year, assuming an interest rate of 0.5% per year; however, we can provide no assurances regarding this amount. We expect that the interest earned on the trust account will be sufficient to pay income and franchise taxes. We will not be permitted to withdraw any of the principal or interest held in the trust account, except for permitted withdrawals, until the earliest of (i) the completion of our business combination, (ii) the redemption of our public shares if we do not complete our business combination within 24 months from the closing of this offering (or such later date as approved by holders of a majority of shares of our outstanding common stock that are voted at a meeting to extend such date, voting together as a single class), subject to applicable law, and (iii) the redemption of our public shares properly submitted in connection with a stockholder vote to approve an amendment to our amended and restated certificate of incorporation to modify the substance or timing of our obligation to redeem 100% of our public shares if we have not consummated our business combination within 24 months from the closing of this offering (or such later date as approved by holders of a majority of shares of our outstanding common stock that are voted at a meeting to extend such date, voting together as a single class) or with respect to any other material provisions relating to stockholders’ rights or pre-business combination activity.
The net proceeds held in the trust account may be used as consideration to pay the sellers of a target business with which we ultimately complete our initial business combination. If our initial business combination is paid for using equity or debt, or not all of the funds released from the trust account are used for payment of the consideration in connection with our initial business combination or the redemption of our public shares, we may apply the balance of the cash released from the trust account for general corporate purposes, including for maintenance or expansion of operations of the post-business combination company, the payment of principal or interest due on indebtedness incurred in completing our initial business combination, to fund the
 
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purchase of other companies or for working capital. There is no limitation on our ability to raise funds privately or through loans in connection with our initial business combination.
We believe that amounts not held in trust, together with funds available to us from loans from our sponsor, its affiliates or members of our management team will be sufficient to pay the costs and expenses to which such proceeds are allocated. However, if our estimate of the costs of undertaking in-depth due diligence and negotiating a business combination is less than the actual amount necessary to do so, we may be required to raise additional capital, the amount, availability and cost of which is currently unascertainable. If we are required to seek additional capital, we could seek such additional capital through loans or additional investments from our sponsor or an affiliate of our sponsor or certain of our officers and directors although they are under no obligation to advance funds to us in such circumstances.
We will reimburse an affiliate of our sponsor for office space, secretarial and administrative services provided to members of our management team, in the amount of $10,000 per month. Upon completion of our initial business combination or our liquidation, we will cease paying these monthly fees.
Prior to the closing of this offering, our sponsor has agreed to loan us up to $300,000 to be used for a portion of the expenses of this offering. As of January 20, 2021, we borrowed $275,000 under the promissory note with our sponsor. These loans are non-interest bearing, unsecured and are due at the earlier of December 31, 2021 or the closing of this offering. The loan will be repaid upon the closing of this offering out of the offering proceeds not held in the trust account.
In addition, in order to finance transaction costs in connection with an intended initial business combination, our sponsor or an affiliate of our sponsor or certain of our officers and directors may, but are not obligated to, loan us funds as may be required. If we complete our initial business combination, we may repay such loaned amounts out of the proceeds of the trust account released to us. Otherwise, such loans may be repaid only out of funds held outside the trust account. In the event that our initial business combination does not close, we may use a portion of the working capital held outside the trust account to repay such loaned amounts but no proceeds from our trust account would be used to repay such loaned amounts. Up to $1,500,000 of such loans may be convertible into warrants of the post-business combination entity at a price of $1.50 per warrant at the option of the lender. The warrants would be identical to the private placement warrants. Except as set forth above, the terms of such loans, if any, have not been determined and no written agreements exist with respect to such loans. Prior to the completion of our initial business combination, we do not expect to seek loans from parties other than our sponsor, its affiliates or any members of our management team as we do not believe third parties will be willing to loan such funds and provide a waiver against any and all rights to seek access to funds in our trust account.
 
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DIVIDEND POLICY
We have not paid any cash dividends on our common stock to date and do not intend to pay cash dividends prior to the completion of our initial business combination. The payment of cash dividends in the future will be dependent upon our revenues and earnings, if any, capital requirements and general financial condition subsequent to completion of our initial business combination. The payment of any cash dividends subsequent to our initial business combination will be within the discretion of our board of directors at such time. If we increase or decrease the size of this offering, we will effect a share capitalization, share surrender, stock dividend or share contribution back to capital or a compulsory redemption or other appropriate mechanism, as applicable, with respect to our alignment shares immediately prior to the consummation of this offering in such amount as to maintain the alignment share ownership of our initial stockholders at 5% of the Class A common stock issued in this offering. Further, if we incur any indebtedness in connection with a business combination, our ability to declare dividends may be limited by restrictive covenants we may agree to in connection therewith. The Class A shares and the alignment shares will participate ratably in any cash dividend paid.
 
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DILUTION
The difference between the public offering price per share of Class A common stock, assuming no value is attributed to the warrants included in the SAILSM securities we are offering pursuant to this prospectus or the private placement warrants, and the pro forma net tangible book value per share of Class A common stock after this offering constitutes the dilution to investors in this offering. Such calculation does not reflect any dilution associated with the sale and exercise of warrants, including the private placement warrants, which would cause the actual dilution to the public stockholders to be higher, particularly where a cashless exercise is utilized. Net tangible book value per share is determined by dividing our net tangible book value, which is our total tangible assets less total liabilities (including the value of shares of Class A common stock which may be redeemed for cash), by the number of outstanding shares of Class A common stock.
At January 20, 2021, our net tangible book value was $0, or $0.00 per share of common stock. After giving effect to the sale of 50,000,000 shares of Class A common stock included in the SAILSM securities we are offering by this prospectus (or 57,500,000 shares of Class A common stock if the underwriter’s over-allotment option is exercised in full), the sale of the private placement warrants and the deduction of underwriting commissions and estimated expenses of this offering, our pro forma net tangible book value at January 20, 2021 would have been $5,000,010 or $1.16 per share (or $5,000,010 or $1.01 per share if the underwriter’s over-allotment option is exercised in full), representing an immediate increase in net tangible book value (as decreased by the value of 48,201,999 shares of Class A common stock that may be redeemed for cash, or 55,439,499 shares of Class A common stock if the underwriter’s over-allotment option is exercised in full) of $1.16 per share (or $1.01 per share if the underwriter’s over-allotment option is exercised in full) to our initial stockholders as of the date of this prospectus and an immediate dilution to public stockholders from this offering. Total dilution to public stockholders from this offering will be $8.84 per share (or $8.99 if the underwriter’s over-allotment option is exercised in full).
The following table illustrates the dilution to the public stockholders on a per-share basis, assuming no value is attributed to the warrants included in the SAILSM securities or the private placement warrants:
Without Over-allotment
With Over-allotment
Public offering price
$ 10.00 $ 10.00
Net tangible book value before this offering
0.00 0.00
Increase attributable to public stockholders
1.16 1.01
Pro forma net tangible book value after this offering and the sale of the private placement warrants
1.16 1.01
Dilution to public stockholders
$ 8.84 $ 8.99
Percentage of dilution to public stockholders
88.4% 89.9%
For purposes of presentation, we have reduced our pro forma net tangible book value after this offering (assuming no exercise of the underwriter’s over-allotment option) by $482,019,990 because holders of up to approximately 96.4% of our public shares may redeem their shares for a pro rata share of the aggregate amount then on deposit in the trust account at a per share redemption price equal to the amount in the trust account as set forth in our tender offer or proxy materials (initially anticipated to be the aggregate amount held in trust two business days prior to the commencement of our tender offer or stockholders meeting, including interest earned on the funds held in the trust account and not previously released to us to pay our taxes, if any, divided by the number of the then-outstanding public shares).
The following table sets forth information with respect to our initial stockholders and the public stockholders:
Shares Purchased
Total Consideration
Average
Price per
share
Number
Percentage
Amount
Percentage
Initial Stockholders(1)(2)
2,500,000 4.76% $ 25,000 0.005% $ 0.01
Public stockholders
50,000,000 95.24% 500,000,000 99.995% $ 10.00
52,500,000 100.00% $ 500,025,000 100.00%
(1)
Includes alignment shares issued to initial stockholders.
 
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(2)
Assumes no exercise of the underwriter’s over-allotment option and the corresponding forfeiture of 375,000 Class B shares held by our initial stockholders.
The pro forma net tangible book value per share after this offering (assuming that the underwriter does not exercise its over-allotment option) is calculated as follows:
Without Over-
allotment
With Over-allotment
Numerator:
Net tangible book deficit before this offering
$ $
Net proceeds from this offering and sale of the private placement warrants(1)
504,500,000 579,500,000
Plus: Offering costs paid in advance, excluded from tangible book value
before this offering
20,000 20,000
Less: Deferred underwriting commissions
(17,500,000) (20,125,000)
Less: Proceeds held in trust subject to redemption(2)
(482,019,990) (554,394,990)
$ 5,000,010 $ 5,000,010
Denominator:
Class B common stock outstanding prior to this offering(3)
2,875,000 2,875,000
Class B common stock forfeited if over-allotment is not exercised
(375,000)
Class A common stock included in the SAILSM securities offered
50,000,000 57,500,000
Less: Shares subject to redemption
(48,201,999) (55,439,499)
4,298,001 4,935,501
(1)
Expenses applied against gross proceeds include offering expenses of $2,500,000 and underwriting commissions of $10,000,000, or $11,500,000 if the underwriter exercises its over-allotment option, (excluding deferred underwriting fees). See “Use of Proceeds.”
(2)
If we seek stockholder approval of our initial business combination and we do not conduct redemptions in connection with our initial business combination pursuant to the tender offer rules, our initial stockholders, directors, executive officers, advisors or their affiliates may purchase public shares or warrants in privately negotiated transactions or in the open market either prior to or following the completion of our initial business combination. In the event of any such purchases of our shares prior to the completion of our initial business combination, the number of shares of Class A common stock subject to redemption will be reduced by the amount of any such purchases, increasing the pro forma net tangible book value per share. See “Proposed Business—Effecting Our Initial Business Combination—Permitted Purchases and Other Transactions with Respect to Our Securities.”
(3)
Refer to “Description of Securities—Alignment Shares” which describes the conversion of these shares to Class A shares over the next 10 years following the initial business combination.
 
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CAPITALIZATION
The following table sets forth our capitalization at January 20, 2021, and as adjusted to give effect to the filing of our amended and restated certificate of incorporation, the sale of our SAILSM securities in this offering and the private placement warrants and the application of the estimated net proceeds derived from the sale of such securities:
January 20, 2021
Actual
As Adjusted(1)
Note payable to related party(2)
$ 275,000 $
Deferred underwriting commissions
17,500,000
Class A common stock subject to possible redemption; -0- and 48,201,999 shares, actual and as adjusted, respectively
482,019,990
Stockholders’ equity:
Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value, 1,000,000 and 10,000,000 shares authorized
actual and as adjusted, respectively; none issued and outstanding, actual and
as adjusted
Class A common stock, $0.0001 par value, 80,000,000 and 700,000,000 shares authorized actual and as adjusted, respectively; -0- and 1,798,001 shares issued and outstanding (excluding -0- and 48,201,999 shares subject to possible redemption), actual and as adjusted, respectively(3)
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Class B common stock, $0.0001 par value, 19,000,000 and 20,000,000 shares authorized actual and as adjusted, respectively; 2,875,000 and 2,500,000 shares issued and outstanding, actual and as adjusted, respectively
288 250
Additional paid-in capital
24,712 5,004,580
Accumulated deficit
(5,000) (5,000)
Total stockholders’ equity
$ 20,000 $ 5,000,010
Total capitalization
$ 295,000 $ 504,520,000
(1)
Assumes no exercise of the underwriter’s over-allotment option and the corresponding forfeiture of 375,000 shares of Class B common stock held by our initial stockholders.
(2)
Our sponsor may loan us up to $300,000 under an unsecured promissory note to be used for a portion of the expenses of this offering. The “as adjusted” information gives effect to the repayment of any loans made under this note out of the proceeds from this offering and the sale of the private placement warrants. To date, we have borrowed $275,000 under the promissory note.
(3)
Upon the completion of our initial business combination, we will provide our public stockholders with the opportunity to redeem their public shares for cash at a per share price equal to the aggregate amount then on deposit in the trust account calculated as of two business days prior to the consummation of the initial business combination, including interest earned on the funds held in the trust account and not previously released to us to pay our taxes, if any, divided by the number of the then-outstanding public shares, subject to the limitations described herein whereby redemptions cannot cause our net tangible assets to be less than $5,000,001 and any limitations (including, but not limited to, cash requirements) created by the terms of the proposed business combination.
 
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MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
Overview
We are a newly organized blank check company incorporated on January 11, 2021 as a Delaware corporation and formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses or entities. We have not selected any business combination target and we have not, nor has anyone on our behalf, initiated any substantive discussions, directly or indirectly, with any business combination target. We intend to effectuate our initial business combination using cash from the proceeds of this offering and the sale of the private placement warrants, our shares, debt or a combination of cash, equity and debt.
The issuance of additional shares in a business combination:

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

may subordinate the rights of holders of shares of Class A common stock if shares of preferred stock are issued with rights senior to those afforded our shares of Class A common stock;

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

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

may adversely affect prevailing market prices for our SAILSM securities, shares of Class A common stock and/or warrants.
Similarly, if we issue debt or otherwise incur significant debt, it could result in:

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

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

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

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

our inability to pay dividends on our shares of Class A common stock;

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

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

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

limitations on our ability to borrow additional amounts for expenses, capital expenditures, acquisitions, debt service requirements, execution of our strategy and other purposes and other disadvantages compared to our competitors who have less debt.
As indicated in the accompanying financial statements, as of January 20, 2021, we had $300,000 in cash and deferred offering costs of $20,000. Further, we expect to incur significant costs in the pursuit of our initial
 
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business combination. We cannot assure you that our plans to raise capital or to complete our initial business combination will be successful.
Results of Operations and Known Trends or Future Events
We have neither engaged in any operations nor generated any revenues to date. Our only activities since inception have been organizational activities and those necessary to prepare for this offering. Following this offering, we will not generate any operating revenues until after completion of our initial business combination. We will generate non-operating income in the form of interest income on cash and cash equivalents after this offering. There has been no significant change in our financial or trading position and no material adverse change has occurred since the date of our audited financial statements. After this offering, we expect to incur increased expenses as a result of being a public company (for legal, financial reporting, accounting and auditing compliance), as well as for due diligence expenses. We expect our expenses to increase substantially after the closing of this offering.
Liquidity and Capital Resources
Our liquidity needs have been satisfied prior to the completion of this offering through a payment of $25,000 from our initial stockholders in exchange for the issuance of the alignment shares to our initial stockholders and up to $300,000 in loans available from our sponsor. As of January 20, 2021, we have borrowed $275,000 under the promissory note with our sponsor.
We estimate that the net proceeds from (i) the sale of the SAILSM securities in this offering, after deducting estimated offering expenses of $2,500,000, underwriting commissions of $10,000,000, or $11,500,000 if the underwriter’s over-allotment option is exercised in full (excluding deferred underwriting commissions of $17,500,000, or $20,125,000 if the underwriter’s over-allotment option is exercised in full), and (ii) the sale of the private placement warrants for a purchase price of $17,000,000 (or $18,500,000 if the underwriter’s over-allotment option is exercised in full) will be $504,500,000 (or $579,500,000 if the underwriter’s over-allotment option is exercised in full). Of this amount, $500,000,000 (or $575,000,000 if the underwriter’s over-allotment option is exercised in full) will be held in the trust account, which includes the deferred underwriting commissions described above. The proceeds held in the trust account will be invested only in U.S. government treasury obligations with a maturity of 185 days or less or in money market funds meeting certain conditions under Rule 2a-7 under the Investment Company Act which invest only in direct U.S. government treasury obligations. The remaining $4,500,000 will not be held in the trust account. In the event that our offering expenses exceed our estimate of $2,500,000, we may fund such excess with funds not to be held in the trust account. In such case, the amount of funds we intend to be held outside the trust account would decrease by a corresponding amount. Conversely, in the event that the offering expenses are less than our estimate of $4,500,000, the amount of funds we intend to be held outside the trust account would increase by a corresponding amount.
We intend to use substantially all of the funds held in the trust account, including any amounts representing interest earned on the trust account (less taxes payable and deferred underwriting commissions), to complete our initial business combination. We may withdraw interest income (if any) to pay taxes, if any. Our annual income tax obligations will depend on the amount of interest and other income earned on the amounts held in the trust account. We expect the interest income earned on the amount in the trust account (if any) will be sufficient to pay our taxes. To the extent that our equity or debt is used, in whole or in part, as consideration to complete our initial business combination, the remaining proceeds held in the trust account will be used as working capital to finance the operations of the target business or businesses, make other acquisitions and pursue our growth strategies.
Prior to the completion of our initial business combination, we will have available to us the $4,500,000 of proceeds held outside the trust account, as well as certain funds from loans from our sponsor, its affiliates or members of our management team. We will use these funds to primarily identify and evaluate target businesses, perform business due diligence on prospective target businesses, travel to and from the offices, plants or similar locations of prospective target businesses or their representatives or owners, review corporate documents and material agreements of prospective target businesses, and structure, negotiate and complete a business combination.
 
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We do not believe we will need to raise additional funds following this offering in order to meet the expenditures required for operating our business prior to our initial business combination, other than funds available from loans from our sponsor, its affiliates or members of our management team. However, if our estimates of the costs of identifying a target business, undertaking in-depth due diligence and negotiating an initial business combination are less than the actual amount necessary to do so, we may have insufficient funds available to operate our business prior to our initial business combination. In order to fund working capital deficiencies or finance transaction costs in connection with an intended initial business combination, our sponsor or an affiliate of our sponsor or certain of our officers and directors may, but are not obligated to, loan us funds as may be required. If we complete our initial business combination, we may repay such loaned amounts out of the proceeds of the trust account released to us. In the event that our initial business combination does not close, we may use a portion of the working capital held outside the trust account to repay such loaned amounts but no proceeds from our trust account would be used for such repayment. Up to $1,500,000 of such loans may be convertible into warrants of the post-business combination entity at a price of $1.50 per warrant at the option of the lender. The warrants would be identical to the private placement warrants. The terms of such loans, if any, have not been determined and no written agreements exist with respect to such loans. Prior to the completion of our initial business combination, we do not expect to seek loans from parties other than our sponsor, its affiliates or our management team as we do not believe third parties will be willing to loan such funds and provide a waiver against any and all rights to seek access to funds in our trust account.
We expect our primary liquidity requirements during that period to include approximately $1,860,000 for legal, accounting, due diligence, travel and other expenses associated with structuring, negotiating and documenting successful business combinations; $150,000 for legal and accounting fees related to regulatory reporting obligations; $240,000 for office space, administrative and support services; $75,000 for Nasdaq continued listing fees; $2,000,000 for compensation for certain directors; $100,000 for liquidation expenses; and $75,000 for general working capital that will be used for miscellaneous expenses and reserves.
These amounts are estimates and may differ materially from our actual expenses. In addition, we could use a portion of the funds not being placed in trust to pay commitment fees for financing, fees to consultants to assist us with our search for a target business or as a down payment or to fund a “no-shop” provision (a provision designed to keep target businesses from “shopping” around for transactions with other companies or investors on terms more favorable to such target businesses) with respect to a particular proposed business combination, although we do not have any current intention to do so. If we entered into an agreement where we paid for the right to receive exclusivity from a target business, the amount that would be used as a down payment or to fund a “no-shop” provision would be determined based on the terms of the specific business combination and the amount of our available funds at the time. Our forfeiture of such funds (whether as a result of our breach or otherwise) could result in our not having sufficient funds to continue searching for, or conducting due diligence with respect to, prospective target businesses.
Moreover, we may need to obtain additional financing to complete our initial business combination, either because the transaction requires more cash than is available from the proceeds held in our trust account, or because we become obligated to redeem a significant number of our public shares upon completion of the business combination, in which case we may issue additional securities or incur debt in connection with such business combination. If we have not consummated our initial business combination within the required time period because we do not have sufficient funds available to us, we will be forced to cease operations and liquidate the trust account.
Controls and Procedures
We are not currently required to maintain an effective system of internal controls as defined by Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. We will be required to comply with the internal control requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2022. Only in the event that we are deemed to be a large accelerated filer or an accelerated filer and no longer qualify as an emerging growth company would we be required to comply with the independent registered public accounting firm attestation requirement on internal control over financial reporting. Further, for as long as we remain an emerging growth company as defined in the JOBS Act, we intend to take advantage of certain exemptions from various reporting requirements that are applicable to other public companies that are not “emerging growth companies,” including, but not limited to, not being required to comply with the independent registered public accounting firm attestation requirement.
 
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Prior to the closing of this offering, we have not completed an assessment, nor have our auditors tested our systems, of our internal controls. We expect to assess the internal controls of our target business or businesses prior to the completion of our initial business combination and, if necessary, to implement and test additional controls as we may determine are necessary in order to state that we maintain an effective system of internal controls. A target business may not be in compliance with the provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act regarding the adequacy of internal controls. Many small and mid-sized target businesses we may consider for our initial business combination may have internal controls that need improvement in areas such as:

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

reconciliation of accounts;

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

evidence of internal review and approval of accounting transactions;

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

documentation of accounting policies and procedures.
Because it will take time, management involvement and perhaps outside resources to determine what internal control improvements are necessary for us to meet regulatory requirements and market expectations for our operation of a target business, we may incur significant expenses in meeting our public reporting responsibilities, particularly in the areas of designing, enhancing, or remediating internal and disclosure controls. Doing so effectively may also take longer than we expect, thus increasing our exposure to financial fraud or erroneous financing reporting.
Once our management’s report on internal controls is complete, we will retain our independent auditors to audit and render an opinion on such report when required by Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. The independent auditors may identify additional issues concerning a target business’s internal controls while performing their audit of internal control over financial reporting.
Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk
The net proceeds of this offering and the sale of the private placement warrants held in the trust account will be invested in U.S. government treasury obligations with a maturity of 185 days or less or in money market funds meeting certain conditions under Rule 2a-7 under the Investment Company Act which invest only in direct U.S. government treasury obligations. Due to the short-term nature of these investments, we believe there will be no associated material exposure to interest rate risk.
Off-balance Sheet Arrangements; Commitments and Contractual Obligations; Quarterly Results
As of January 20, 2021, we did not have any off-balance sheet arrangements as defined in Item 303(a)(4)(ii) of Regulation S-K and did not have any commitments or contractual obligations. No unaudited quarterly operating data is included in this prospectus as we have not conducted any operations to date.
JOBS Act
The JOBS Act contains provisions that, among other things, relax certain reporting requirements for qualifying public companies. We will qualify as an “emerging growth company” and under the JOBS Act will be allowed to comply with new or revised accounting pronouncements based on the effective date for private (not publicly traded) companies. We are electing to delay the adoption of new or revised accounting standards, and as a result, we may not comply with new or revised accounting standards on the relevant dates on which adoption of such standards is required for non-emerging growth companies. As a result, our financial statements may not be comparable to companies that comply with new or revised accounting pronouncements as of public company effective dates.
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
 
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pursuant to Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, (ii) provide all of the compensation disclosure that may be required of non-emerging growth public companies under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, (iii) comply with any requirement that may be adopted by the PCAOB regarding mandatory audit firm rotation or a supplement to the auditor’s report providing additional information about the audit and the financial statements (auditor discussion and analysis) and (iv) disclose certain executive compensation related items such as the correlation between executive compensation and performance and comparisons of the chief executive officer’s compensation to median employee compensation. These exemptions will apply for a period of five years following the completion of our initial public offering or until we are no longer an “emerging growth company,” whichever is earlier.
 
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PROPOSED BUSINESS
Summary
Jay Markowitz, Jeff Leiden, Hemant Taneja, Robert Nelsen, Catherine Friedman, Jennifer Schneider, Kris Engskov, Jason Doren, Mark McDonnell and Evan Sotiriou have established Revolution Healthcare Acquisition Corp., a newly formed blank check company. Our mission is to partner with leading businesses at the intersection of health care, life sciences and technology to redesign health care around the patient. With the support of our sponsors—General Catalyst and ARCH—we are uniquely qualified to help these disruptive companies become iconic category winners that will revolutionize health care through the non-revolutionary concept of focusing health care on the need and experience of its customer: the patient.
Trillions of dollars of value have been created by technology companies that have developed novel methods to enhance customer experience. From Amazon to Netflix to Zoom, our lives have become easier, and in many cases, better. And yet, health care has remained largely untouched by these novel developments. We believe the intersection of technology and health care is one of the most significant opportunities for value creation and the most important area where entrepreneurs can make a difference to society.
Health care is one of the largest sectors of the U.S. economy. Health care spending is projected to reach $4 trillion in 2020, accounting for 18% of U.S. GDP. However, anyone who has gone to the doctor or the hospital, dealt with illness, or has loved ones who have, knows that while facing sickness and death are difficult enough, the health care system can make it even worse. It isn’t revolutionary to believe that the purpose of the health care system is to serve the patient. Yet, the system is designed to put the needs of the patient behind those of the system and its parts. RHAC has identified two segments within health care that we believe are severely underserved and represent areas where technology driven models can enhance and transform patient care and experience: 1) mental health and well-being; and 2) home based care, particularly for our elderly population.
We believe mental health and well-being represents the most significant unmet need in U.S. health care today. Mental health—spanning services such as wellness, talk therapy, addiction and medication—tops the list of medical spending categories with $212 billion in annual health care spend, which doesn’t take into account the significant economic burden related to employee absenteeism or indirect costs (e.g., productivity, turnover, satisfaction). Furthermore, suicide is now responsible for killing more soldiers than combat, claims more lives than breast cancer and has become the second most leading cause of death for our youth. Since mental health does not require physical presence, and consumers are becoming more proactive about their mental health, we view it is an ideal place to use technology to connect patients with doctors, therapists, software and hardware applications, and perhaps most importantly, each other. Therefore, we believe we are at a key crossroads as we now have the capabilities to change this treatment paradigm through the use of modern tools.
We view home based care, particularly for our elderly population, as another key vector within health care where fundamental change is required to dramatically improve chronic disease and care management. Recent census data indicates that over 95 million Americans will be over the age of 65 by 2060, and over 80% of that age group suffers from chronic conditions. American seniors have grown increasingly more inclined to live independently—a dynamic further exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic—with more than 90% expressing the intent to age in place. We view patient-centric technology driven care models will provide the vehicle for shifting senior care, and broader population health care, back to the home, where consumers are more comfortable and in many cases, safer. We believe there are additional health care sectors ripe for technology driven change, and a patient and consumer centric model to improve care and outcomes, lower cost, and enable science and medical advancements. These purpose-built models facilitate a continuous feedback loop with the consumer, delivering further improvement in care and outcomes, and even lower costs.
We believe this is the pivotal moment to invest in health care innovation. The recent COVID-19 pandemic starkly exposed the lack of resilience in our current health care system and accelerated changes that might have otherwise taken years to evolve. The future is rushing at us—health care is at the beginning of its internet moment. Our experience has shown that technology can fill the apparent gaps in health care and create a sustainable system, enabling us to better care for individuals, empower them to take control of their own health and inform the broader life sciences community with more insightful biomarkers to detect, monitor and treat disease.
 
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The goal for RHAC is to partner with companies that facilitate this re-alignment of the health care paradigm around the patient. We have seen first-hand how revolutionary health care companies have generated both positive patient outcomes and outsized shareholder returns because our collective team has built several of these success stories—including, Livongo. In 2014, Mr. Taneja and Glen Tullman set out to create a better experience for patients with diabetes. They knew that each person has a unique relationship with diabetes and should have tools to manage their condition according to their experience. Livongo did not make the old model of diabetes treatment more efficient. Instead, it created a new type of care model, empowering members with technology so that they could think less about their condition, see doctors less often, and seldom have emergencies. The result was a high reported Net Promoter Score of 64 among patients using Livongo, and reduced costs for both payers and providers. Net Promoter Score is a percentage, expressed as a numerical value up to a maximum value of 100, to gauge customer satisfaction and reflects responses to the following question on a scale of zero to 10: “How likely are you to recommend Livongo to a friend?” Responses of nine or 10 were considered “promoters,” responses of seven or eight were considered neutral or “passives,” and responses of six or less were considered “detractors.” The number of detractors were subtracted from the number of respondents who are promoters and that number was divided by the total number of respondents. Livongo has since expanded the platform to holistically serve their members and offer the technology they developed to those with multiple chronic conditions.
In addition to Livongo, our individual and collective successes span broadly across life sciences—from paradigm-shifting biotech companies (e.g., Sage, Vertex) to disruptive research and life sciences technologies (e.g., Illumina, GRAIL)—to the most disruptive companies in health care (e.g., Oscar, Ro) and technology (e.g., AirBnB, Stripe), each serving to play a unique role in transforming the lives of consumers and patients.
These success stories represent just subsets of our broader vision to revolutionize health care with technology driven models. Our vision is to develop a patient-centric, data-driven, closed-loop system designed to optimize the patient experience and enable better outcomes and lower costs for all stakeholders. With wearable sensors, remote continuous data capture, point of care diagnostics, telehealth solutions and artificial intelligence/machine learning tools that can enable, empower, and connect patients and allied health care workers to physicians and specialists, it is now possible to democratize high-quality health care for all patients, regardless of where care is delivered or what population it is delivered to. We believe this new paradigm of care delivery can also ensure a level of quality and informed care regardless of location, and importantly, inform that care with the best knowledge that exists as medicine advances, new drugs are introduced and clinical strategies change.
As the digital and multi-omic technology revolutions have collectively captured the imagination of the health care industry, it has brought the advent of longitudinal patient datasets to the forefront of care. We are just beginning to scratch the surface of downstream applications to novel drug development, as we see unprecedented advances in precision and targeted therapeutics, and the patient treatment paradigm as we bring forward real-time patient monitoring and continuous feedback loops that enable patients to receive truly personalized care. Monetizing this data is not part of our focus—we want to create full stack clinical workflows that provide broadly accessible and highly tailored care models by bridging the virtual and physical settings in a private, secure and HIPAA compliant architecture. We further believe that we can leverage the revolution occurring in diagnostics by connecting, distributing, and delivering at the point of care to enable more informed decisions, truly virtual care models and enable proactive care that will be important to the RHAC thesis.
General Catalyst and ARCH, our sponsors, have already constructed a federation of synergistic companies within their respective portfolios to facilitate this shared vision. We believe there are dozens of companies with similarly aligned patient-centric health care models which have the potential to create multi-billion dollars of value, and RHAC has a set of core beliefs and values that will help to identify the best suited businesses that will revolutionize health care as we see it today.
Our Beliefs

The patient will be prioritized over stakeholders with greater perceived economic value to the health care system.

Innovators and entrepreneurial business models will be built around the patient or consumer focusing on empowering them and improving their health outcomes while reducing costs.
 
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Health care will be democratized and increasingly shift away from the office to at-home or virtual care delivery models.

The economic model of health care will shift.

The rise of multi-omics and large, informed data sets will enable new paradigm of intelligent drug development which will be powered, at least in part, by connected care models.

The digital health sector will become bigger than the physical health sector in terms of time and dollars spent.

Person-centric data and improved workflows are at the core of this transformation.
Our Values

Total re-alignment of health care around the patient or consumer.

Use technology to improve outcomes and contribute to reduce health care costs as a percentage of GDP.

Design for bringing individuals along the journey.

Commit to inclusivity and democratization of healthcare.

Partner with existing life sciences companies, health care systems and physical care providers.

Focus on retraining and deploying the existing health care workforce in the new health care world.
Our Areas of Focus

Disease areas that are ripe for disruption due to dismal patient experience, lack of access, and uninformed care pathways (e.g., mental health and well-being).

Care models facilitating the transition toward at-home care delivery.

Virtual health care services that increase access and affordability.

Modern workflows for health systems and providers.

Life sciences businesses enabled by technology (excluding clinical or commercial biopharmaceutical companies).
Using this framework, RHAC aims to identify companies and use our unique experience and market position to help scale and transform them into category leaders in the public markets. We will look for companies that align with our vision of patient-centric health care delivery using technology-driven models, have high growth potential and expanding TAMs, and are led by mission-driven CEOs committed to responsible innovation.
We have assembled a unique and credible team at the intersection of health care, life sciences and technology to pursue this immense opportunity. We believe our insight and experience will attract some of the world’s leading entrepreneurs to work with us on our shared vision. Each team member has deep industry and operational expertise, a proven ability to identify and interpret health care, life sciences and technology trends, history of scaling businesses from inception and at inflection, and an understanding of the requirements for successful execution. Our management team has a track record of success, born from close collaboration through founding companies together, investing in technology, advising as board members and industry executives, and sharing a joint goal. These individuals are deeply embedded within the health care, life sciences and technology ecosystems, and we believe their deep networks will allow us to surface and win the best opportunities.
Revolution Healthcare Acquisition Corp. is a newly incorporated blank check company incorporated as a Delaware corporation and formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization, or similar business combination with one or more businesses. We have not selected any specific business combination target, and we have not, nor has anyone on our behalf, engaged in any substantive discussions, directly or indirectly, with any business combination target with respect to a business combination with us.
 
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Our Operating, Investing, Advising, and Industry Experience
Our management team and board of directors have extensive collective experience as investors in, advisors to, and executives and board members of health care, life sciences and technology companies at various stages of their growth cycles, in both private and public markets. They have been long-term partners to health care, life sciences and technology businesses, successfully helping them build and execute on their strategies, invest for long-term growth and drive value for stakeholders.
Our team’s combined experience spans vital parts of the health care ecosystem, including biopharmaceuticals, medical technology, diagnostics, life sciences tools, provider operations, virtual services, electronic health records and technology infrastructure. This background, coupled with their deep networks and long-standing relationships, will provide valuable access to the highest quality health care, life sciences and technology companies and will produce unique insights and opportunities for growth and value creation. They will contribute this expertise and experience, as well as the capital raised in this offering, to partner with the leading companies at the intersection of health care, life sciences and technology to realize their collective goal.
Since deciding at the age of 5 to be a transplant surgeon, our CEO, Dr. Markowitz, spent 18 years studying and practicing science and medicine, and 19 years analyzing, investing and working in the biopharmaceutical industry. He has witnessed first-hand the exponential progress in science and technology that have brought forth transformational ways to diagnose, prevent, and treat disease. But despite these advances, and the trillions of dollars spent annually on health care, Dr. Markowitz sees a clear need to address the tens of millions who continue to suffer under a system that fails to recognize and treat the mental, emotional, and psychosocial causes of their anguish. What Dr. Markowitz has learned from his experience taking care of the sick, witnessing the ravages of illness, and the misery of disease and functional decline in the elderly, is that the only way scientific and technological progress can achieve their full potential is to recognize that their true purpose is improve the lives of people. To paraphrase a young poet, we’ve weathered and witnessed a health care system that isn’t broken, but simply unfinished. Dr. Markowitz’s mission, and that of RHAC, is to help finish the health care system by centering it around the physical, mental, emotional, and social needs of those who need it.
As a board-certified internist and cardiologist who cared for both inpatients and outpatients for more than 20 years, Dr. Leiden has a deep understanding of the complexities of delivering patient care in the office and hospital setting and how home-based care using technology driven models can improve both outcomes and the patient experience. Moreover, he has a full appreciation of the important role that mental health disorders play in the overall well-being of patients with a wide variety of diseases.
Dr. Leiden has extensive operating experience in both large and small companies. As President and COO of Abbott, he led all pharmaceutical operations from R&D, to Regulatory, Commercial and Manufacturing, leading the development and launch of multiple breakthrough drugs including Kaletra for HIV/AIDs and Humira for multiple autoimmune diseases. He also successfully completed multiple business development deals including the acquisition of Knoll Pharmaceuticals that will be relevant to his leadership role at RHAC.
As President, CEO and Chairman of Vertex for almost a decade Dr. Leiden devised and executed a precision medicine strategy for the treatment of Cystic Fibrosis, developing and receiving global approval for 4 breakthrough drugs in 8 years that treat the underlying cause of the disease in different genetic populations—an experience directly applicable to RHAC’s potential approach to mental health care. While at Vertex, Dr. Leiden also consummated multiple collaborations and acquisitions including the collaboration with CRISPR Therapeutics that produced the first human gene editing-based functional cures for Sickle Cell disease and b thalassemia, as well as the acquisitions of Exonics and Semma.
Dr. Leiden also has extensive experience as a board member and/or Chairman of the Board at both small and large companies including Abbott, TAP, Shire, Millennium, Vertex, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, Tmunity and Quest Diagnostics that will be directly relevant to his role as Chairman of RHAC.
Mr. Taneja has over twenty years of experience in identifying and partnering with extraordinary companies. Mr. Taneja’s investing thesis is rooted in a belief that technology is causing a paradigm shift in all industries, making it possible to efficiently and profitably offer highly personalized products and services to everyone in society. Mr. Taneja has brought this thesis to health care by co-founding four particular health care companies enabled by technology-driven models, Livongo, Commure and two unannounced ventures. In addition,
 
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Mr. Taneja has backed category defining health care companies like Color, Gusto, Mindstrong and Ro. Mr. Taneja is also an investor in numerous other market-leading companies like Anduril, Gitlab, Grammarly, Samsara, Snap and Stripe.
Mr. Nelsen co-founded ARCH in 1986 and since then has led a key role in founding and seeding some of the most innovative businesses in the life sciences industry. Mr. Nelsen is focused on generating new ideas for disruptive technologies or business models and then recruiting founding management teams and entrepreneurs to execute on these visions by advancing novel platform technologies with the overarching goal of improving care and outcomes. Mr. Nelsen’s drive to “develop” the most cutting edge biotech and life sciences companies has led to his co-founding or backing of over 30 companies that have reached valuations exceeding $1 billion over the span of his career, some of which include Alnylam, Denali, GRAIL (announced a sale to Illumina in 2020 for $8 billion, plus a future revenue share), Illumina, Juno (sold to Celgene for $11 billion in 2018), Karuna and Vir Biotechnology.
Uniquely, our team has known each other and worked together for several years despite coming from different organizations, allowing the team to work in total alignment to identify exceptional opportunities. Mr. Taneja and Mr. Nelsen have known each other for many years from their careers in healthcare and technology investing, and most recently co-invested in and serve on the board together of Mindstrong—a mental health company whose mission to democratize mental health care using technology-driven models underpins Mr. Taneja’s and Mr. Nelsen’s shared vision for RHAC. Dr. Markowitz and Dr. Leiden’s relationship has spanned over 20 years, from their shared paths in medicine to Dr. Markowitz’s investing career entangling with Dr. Leiden’s operating role as CEO and Chairman of Vertex Pharmaceuticals.
Not all of the companies in which our team has invested have achieved the same level of value creation. Past performance by any member or members of our management team, any of their respective affiliates, or RHAC is not a guarantee either (1) that we will be able to identify a suitable candidate for our initial business combination or (2) of success with respect to any business combination we may consummate. You should not rely on the historical record of any member or members of our management team, any of their respective affiliates, RHAC, or any related investment’s performance as indicative of the future performance of an investment in the company or the returns the company will, or is likely to, generate going forward. See “cautionary note regarding forward looking statements.
Market Opportunity
We believe the intersection of health care, life sciences and technology is one of the most significant value creative opportunities of this decade.
Although the U.S. spends $4 trillion on health care each year, the U.S. healthcare system can be extremely difficult and painful to navigate. It fails to provide positive experiences for the consumer, and thereby leads to a behavior of avoidance of care unless deemed absolutely necessary. As a result, those suffering with disease are often neglected by the health care system, whether or not by choice, and those who would otherwise be more proactive fail to procure care due to the health care system’s inherent complexity. We believe there is a huge opportunity to address these inefficiencies and reduce U.S. health care spend while still capturing immense value. If tech entrepreneurs and the traditional health care ecosystem, including the life sciences sector, work together to realign health care around the patient, we believe the space will generate more than ten to fifteen $100 billion companies.
As part of our initial market assessment, we have identified the mental health and well-being segment as the most significant unmet need in the U.S. health care system today. Mental health—spanning services such as wellness, talk therapy, addiction and medication—tops the list of medical spending categories with $212 billion in annual health care spend, beating both cardiovascular disease and diabetes by a substantial margin, and an estimated 51.5 million American adults (i.e., 20% of American adults) suffer from mental illness. Furthermore, these numbers only scratch the surface of what the true cost is of the crisis—it is estimated that an additional $192 billion of earnings is lost each year due to mental health related absenteeism, which doesn’t even include indirect costs, like productivity, employee turnover and job satisfaction. As a result, and further exacerbated by the adverse psychological impacts of COVID-19, we have found ourselves in the midst of a mental health pandemic afflicting people around the world and impacting people across the age and socioeconomic spectrum.
 
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However, since mental health treatment does not always require physical presence, it is an ideal place to use technology to connect patients with doctors, therapists, software and hardware applications, and perhaps most importantly, each other. It is also an area of care that lacks well adjudicated and informed ways to measure the success of various treatments, including pharmaceuticals. We believe that the time is right for this to change through the use of modern tools. RHAC is exploring comprehensive solutions in mental health across the continuum of well-being, prevention and treatment that we believe can address all patients seeking treatment, regardless of disease severity. The unmet need is immense, and so too is the benefit to people and society.
A substantial market opportunity exists at this intersection of health care, life sciences and technology for a potential business combination. Globally, there are 46 health care unicorns, valued in aggregate at $110 billion, with over $55 billion of cumulative value in digital health unicorns alone. The public markets have seen the successful IPOs of several multi-billion dollar digital health companies over the last few years, including Teladoc, Amwell, and GoodRx, which currently have a combined market value of >$55 billion. This growth in the digital health sector is only set to increase with the tailwinds presented by catalyzing events, including the COVID-19 pandemic, evidenced by a record-setting $8.9 billion of digital health venture funding in 2020.
As the last several months have demonstrated, periods of market volatility and dislocation can present even the highest quality health care, life sciences or technology companies with challenges accessing the public markets through a traditional IPO. While there has been an increasing number of health care and technology-focused blank check companies issued in recent months, we believe no other has the same degree of coherent vision, alignment with stakeholders, combination of sector expertise, entrepreneurial mindset, track record, and desire for transformational change. We believe we can provide a high-quality company with a lower risk path to the public capital markets while also providing our investors option value on an investment in these types of companies during periods of market volatility. The recent cohort of blank check company IPOs and validation by the involvement of bulge bracket investment banks and advisors have shown support for the effectiveness of this vehicle and substantiates our strategy. Revolution Healthcare Acquisition Corp. will be the only blank check company searching for its initial business combination led by a team that includes seasoned health care, life sciences and technology company founders and entrepreneurs with operational public company experience and an unprecedented track record for successfully effecting positive change. We believe the market opportunity is aligned with the advantages we bring to a potential target and the vehicle allows us to leverage our capabilities and create value by serving massive unmet market needs.
Our Team
Our management team will be led by Jay Markowitz as CEO; Jeff Leiden as Chairman; Hemant Taneja as director; Robert Nelsen as director; Catherine Friedman as director; Jennifer Schneider as director; Kris Engskov as director; Jason Doren as CAO; Mark McDonnell as CFO; Evan Sotiriou as COO.
The team has entrenched relationships with one another, as well as a broad network within the health care, life sciences and technology industries. They are united by the common goal of redefining health care to be focused on the patient for the benefit of all stakeholders.
Jay Markowitz, M.D.
Dr. Jay Markowitz has spent 18 years studying and practicing science and medicine, and 19 years analyzing, investing and working in the biopharmaceutical industry. He is currently a Senior Partner at ARCH, joining the firm in 2021. In 2020, he was a Vice President and Sector Portfolio Manager at T. Rowe Price, and a Senior Vice President at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals from 2017-2020. He was the U.S. pharmaceutical and biotechnology analyst at Capital World Investors from 2010-2017. Dr. Markowitz will work closely with other scientific and development leaders on portfolio evaluation and decision making as well as assessing external opportunities. Prior to Capital World Investors, Dr. Markowitz was a biotechnology analyst with investment responsibility at T. Rowe Price from 2002-2010. Before transitioning to an investment career, he was an assistant professor and transplant surgeon at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1999-2002) and University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (1997-1999). Dr. Markowitz received his B.A. from Columbia University and his M.D. from Duke University. He completed a fellowship in transplant surgery at the UCLA Medical Center, a surgical residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, and a Research Fellowship in Cellular and Molecular Immunology at the Harvard School of Public Health.
 
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Jeff Leiden, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Jeff Leiden is the Executive Chairman of Vertex Pharmaceuticals. He received his B.A., M.D. and Ph.D. degrees with honors from the University of Chicago. He is a physician and scientist who, for the last 40 years, has dedicated his career to improving the lives of people with serious diseases. His experience spans all aspects of the biotech and pharmaceutical industries.
He began his career in academia as a molecular biologist and practicing cardiologist. From 1987 to 2000, Dr. Leiden held several academic and hospital appointments, including roles as Chief of Cardiology, the Rawson Professor of Medicine and Pathology, and an Attending Physician at the University of Chicago; the Elkan R. Blout Professor of Biological Sciences at the Harvard School of Public Health; and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Leiden was named a Crain’s Chicago Business 40 Under 40 in 1994. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and the American Association of Arts and Sciences. During his academic career, he was also involved in starting several biotechnology companies including Vical and Cardiogene.
From 2000 to 2006, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer and Chief Scientific Officer at Abbott Laboratories where he had responsibility for running Abbott’s global pharmaceuticals business. While at Abbott, Dr. Leiden led the development and launch of multiple breakthrough medicines, including HUMIRA® (adalimumab) for rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases and KALETRA® (lopinavir/ritonavir) for HIV infection.
He also held a number of industry board positions, including as a director of Abbott Laboratories and TAP, non-executive Vice Chairman of Shire Pharmaceuticals Plc and director of Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. From 2006 to 2011, he was a Managing Director of Clarus Ventures, a life sciences venture capital firm. There he was dedicated to developing new treatments through the creation of innovative biotech companies.
Dr. Leiden has served as a member of Vertex’s board of directors since 2009 and was Chairman, President and CEO from 2012 to 2020. Under his leadership, Vertex developed and commercialized four precision medicines to treat the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis. In collaboration with CRISPR Therapeutics, Vertex also developed the first human gene editing therapy for a human genetic disease, CTX-001, a functional cure for Sickle Cell disease and B thalassemia. During his eight-year tenure as CEO of Vertex, its market cap increased from approximately $8.6 billion to more than $63.3 billion.
Dr. Leiden also cares deeply about inspiring and equipping under-resourced students and young women to become the next generation of scientific leaders. He established a signature program at Vertex to enhance science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) education among students in our local communities, including an on-site learning lab, mentorship programs, internships and college scholarships. In 2017, Vertex announced a sustained corporate giving commitment of $500 million over the next 10 years, of which $50 million is focused on STEAM education.
In addition to his current responsibilities at Vertex, Dr. Leiden is a director of the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, Chairman of the Board of two private healthcare companies, Tmunity and Casana Health, chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Leiden is also Chairman of the Massachusetts Competitive Partnership and serves on the board of fellows of Harvard Medical School, and as co-chair of Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker’s STEM Advisory Council and Digital Health Council. He is a Trustee of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine, the American Society of Clinical Investigation and the American Association of Physicians.
Hemant Taneja
Hemant Taneja is the Managing Partner of General Catalyst, which he joined in 2007, and the founder of the firm’s Silicon Valley operations. Mr. Taneja partners with mission-driven founders building platform companies that are fundamentally aligned with the long-term interests of society. Mr. Taneja is an early investor in market-leading companies across many sectors of the economy like Anduril, Canva, Color, Gitlab,
 
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Grammarly, Gusto, Livongo, Ro, Samsara, Snap, and Stripe. Mr. Taneja also serves as chairman and chief executive officer of HAAC, a special purpose acquisition company sponsored by an affiliate of General Catalyst.
Mr. Taneja’s primary investment thesis, known as “economies of unscale,” explores how 21st-century founders leverage AI-based mass personalization techniques to innovate and build platforms across all sectors of the economy. In his 2018 book Unscaled, Mr. Taneja builds on that thesis and articulates the need for accountability, transparency, and explainability in artificial intelligence technologies as they permeate deeper into daily life. Mr. Taneja’s pieces in Harvard Business Review, “The Era of Move Fast and Break Things is Over,” and “Managing the Unintended Consequences of Your Innovations,” advocate for entrepreneurs and venture capitalists to adopt frameworks for responsible innovation and investing.
Mr. Taneja is also the founder and Executive Chairman of Commure, a company that has partnered with major health systems to modernize the software infrastructure for the health care space since its inception in 2017. Mr. Taneja’s recently published book UnHealthcare, co-authored with Dr. Stephen K. Klasko, lays out their thesis for how the health care system needs to transform into a “health assurance” system to bring consumerism, affordability, and rational economic behavior to this important sector.
In addition to his investment work, Mr. Taneja is the Co-Founder of Advanced Energy Economy, an organization focused on transforming energy policy in America since 2011; and is a Founding Board Member of the Khan Lab School, a nonprofit K-12 school dedicated to classroom innovation since 2014. Mr. Taneja sits on the Board of Fellows for the Stanford School of Medicine and teaches a course at the college on A.I., Entrepreneurship, and Society. More recently, Mr. Taneja was featured in Business insider’s “100 People Transforming Business” list.
Robert Nelsen
Robert Nelsen is a co-founder and a Managing Director of ARCH. He joined ARCH at its founding and played a significant role in the creation, early sourcing, financing and development of more than 100 companies, including over 30 which have reached valuations exceeding $1 billion.
Mr. Nelsen is focused on generating new ideas for disruptive technologies or business models and partnering with founding management teams and entrepreneurs to execute on these visions by advancing novel platform technologies with the overarching goal of improving care and outcomes. Some of his notable early-stage investments include Illumina, Alnylam, Juno (sold to Celgene for $11 billion in 2018) and GRAIL (announced a sale to Illumina in 2020 for $8 billion plus a future revenue share). Other investments over the years have included prominent biotechnology and life sciences companies, such as Array BioPharma (sold to Pfizer for $11.4 billion), Receptos (sold to Celgene for $7.2 billion), Sage Therapeutics, Beam Therapeutics, Denali Therapeutics, Karuna Therapeutics, Lyell Immunopharma, Vir Biotechnology, Fate Therapeutics, Editas, Sana Biotechnology, deCODE Genetics, 10x Genomics and Semma Therapeutics (sold to Vertex for $1 billion).
Mr. Nelsen is a director of Vir Bio, GRAIL, Sana Biotechnology, Lyell Immunopharma, Karuna, Beam Therapeutics, Denali Therapeutics, and serves as Chairman of Hua Medicine, among others. He previously served as a Trustee of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Institute, the Institute for Systems Biology, and was a director of the National Venture Capital Association. Mr. Nelsen holds an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and a B.S. from the University of Puget Sound with majors in Economics and Biology.
Catherine Friedman
Catherine Friedman held numerous executive positions during a 23-year investment banking career with Morgan Stanley, including Managing Director, Head of West Coast Healthcare, and Co-Head of the Biotechnology Practice. She currently serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors of GRAIL, and is a member of the boards of directors of Seer, Altaba (formerly Yahoo!), Radius Health, and Lyell Immunopharma. She additionally serves as a trustee of The Darden School Foundation at the University of Virginia. She holds a B.A. in Economics from Harvard University and an M.B.A. from The University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.
 
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Jennifer Schneider, M.D.
Dr. Jennifer Schneider was the President of Livongo from December 2018 until October 2020, where she was responsible for product, data science, engineering, marketing, clinical operations, and growth strategy. Dr. Schneider previously served as the company’s Chief Medical Officer from 2015 to 2018, where she led the company’s strategic clinical product vision, data science, clinical trials, and the organization’s certified diabetes educators and coaches. Dr. Schneider also serves as a director of HAAC, a special purpose acquisition company sponsored by an affiliate of General Catalyst. Dr. Schneider is the author of Decoding Health Signals: Silicon Valley’s Consumer—First Approach to a New Era of Health, which offers a guide to the depth of the chronic conditions problem facing the industry today and explores how companies are using big data analytics and artificial intelligence to reinvent care delivery for people with chronic conditions. Dr. Schneider was recently named to Modern Healthcare’s List of Top Clinical Executives.
Prior to Livongo, Dr. Schneider held several key leadership roles at Castlight from 2010 to 2015, most recently as Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Schneider also has held leadership roles as a health outcomes researcher and Chief Resident at Stanford University from 2005 to 2006, and she has practiced medicine as an attending physician at Stanford University, the VA Palo Alto Health Care System, and Kaiser Permanente. Dr. Schneider has an undergraduate degree from the College of the Holy Cross (1997), a Doctor of Medicine degree from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (2002), and a Master of Science degree in Health Services Research from Stanford University (2010). Dr. Schneider completed her internal medicine residency at Stanford University Hospital.
Kris Engskov
Kris Engskov is President of Aegis Living, one of the nation’s leading providers of assisted living, memory care and wellness services for seniors. Mr. Engskov joined Aegis Living in early 2019 and is responsible for leading all aspects of the company’s operations, marketing and sales, clinical care, finance, development and human resources.
Prior to joining Aegis, Mr. Engskov spent over 16 years at Starbucks Coffee Company (2002—2018) where he held multiple senior leadership roles including as President of the company’s flagship U.S. retail division and earlier as President of Starbucks Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). While at Starbucks, Mr. Engskov developed deep experience and expertise leading the development and execution of a number of new product and digital innovations globally, establishing significant new growth partnerships both in the U.S. and Europe and scaling several successful new store concepts and formats. While in Europe, he led a rapid turnaround of the EMEA division that enabled the company to quickly and profitably expand to multiple new greenfield markets after developing the company’s first franchise model.
Previously Mr. Engskov worked for Madrona Venture Group, LLC, a Seattle-based venture capital fund. Early in his career, he worked in public service. From 1993 to 2000, Mr. Engskov held a number of positions in the Clinton White House, including Assistant Press Secretary and Personal Aide to the President.
He received his B.A. in Public Administration from the University of Arkansas.
Jason Doren
Jason Doren is General Counsel for ARCH, joining the firm in 2019. He is responsible for all legal and regulatory matters for ARCH and its investment funds, as well as strategic portfolio matters. Most recently, Mr. Doren was Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel of Kleiner Perkins. Prior to Kleiner Perkins, Mr. Doren was General Counsel of SVB Capital, the venture capital investing division of SVB Financial Group, and served as Assistant General Counsel of SVB Financial Group where he was responsible for a variety of matters including strategic investments, international expansion, M&A and SVB Financial Group’s government affairs efforts. Earlier in his career, Mr. Doren was with Cooley LLP where he represented venture capital funds and venture capital-backed companies, and prior to Cooley he was a trial attorney with Bronson, Bronson & McKinnon LLP in San Francisco.
Mr. Doren has over 25 years of legal and venture capital industry experience. He is a founding member of the NVCA General Counsel Advisory Board, co-chaired the Advanced Venture Capital seminar for the Practicing
 
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Law Institute, a non-profit committed to continuing legal education, and served on the Advisory Board for the Stanford University Venture Capital Directors’ College.
Mr. Doren earned his law degree from the UCLA School of Law and holds a B.S. in Finance, summa cum laude, from the University of Illinois.
Mark McDonnell
Mark McDonnell is a Managing Director, Chief Financial and Chief Administrative Officer for ARCH. Mr. McDonnell joined ARCH in 1999. He oversees the operational, financial, and administrative aspects of the firm. He also is responsible for developing and managing limited partner and strategic relationships for ARCH.