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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
 
FORM
10-Q
 
 
(Mark One)
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2022
 
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the transition period from
                    
to
                    
Commission File
No. 001-40877
 
 
PHOENIX BIOTECH ACQUISITION CORP.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
 
 
Delaware
 
87-1088814
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
 
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
2201 Broadway, Suite 705, Oakland, CA
(Address of Principal Executive Offices, including zip code)
(215731-9450
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
N/A
(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)
 
 
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
 
Title of each class
 
Trading
Symbol(s)
 
Name of each exchange
on which registered
Units, each consisting of one share of Class A common stock
and one-half of
one redeemable warrant
 
PBAXU
 
NASDAQ Global Market
Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share
 
PBAX
 
NASDAQ Global Market
Warrants, each whole warrant exercisable for one share of Class A common stock
 
PBAXW
 
NASDAQ Global Market
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.    
Yes  ☒    
No
  ☐
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation
S-T
(§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files).    Yes  ☒    No  ☐
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a
non-accelerated
filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule
12b-2
of the Exchange Act.
 
Large accelerated filer      Accelerated filer  
       
Non-accelerated
filer
     Smaller reporting company  
       
         Emerging growth company  
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule
12b-2
of the Exchange Act):    Yes      No  ☐
As of May 13, 2022 there w
ere 18,385,000 shares of Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, and 4,596,250 shares of Class B common stock, $0.0001 par value per share, issued and outstanding.
 
 
 

PHOENIX BIOTECH ACQUISITION CORP.
FORM
10-Q
FOR THE QUARTER ENDED MARCH 31, 2022
TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
 
 
 
  
Page
 
PART 1 – FINANCIAL INFORMATION
  
Item 1.
 
  
 
  
 
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Item 2.
 
  
 
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Item 3.
 
  
 
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Item 1A.
 
  
 
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Item 2.
 
  
 
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Item 1.
Financial Statements
PHEONIX BIOTECH ACQUISITION CORP.
CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS
 
 
 
  
March 31,

2022

(Unaudited)
 
 
December 31,

2021

(Audited)
 
ASSETS
  
 
CURRENT ASSETS
  
 
Cash
   $ 790,482     $ 1,098,573  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets

     307,125       262,500  
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Total current assets
     1,097,607       1,361,073  
OTHER ASSETS
                
Prepaid expenses and other assets - non-current

     152,793       217,519  
Cash and marketable securities held in Trust Account
     178,526,395       178,499,615  
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
TOTAL ASSETS
   $ 179,776,795     $ 180,078,207  
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
LIABILITIES, REDEEMABLE COMMON STOCK, AND STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT
 
       
     
CURRENT LIABILITIES
                
Accounts payable
 and accrued expenses
   $ 121,342     $ 14,433  
Franchise
 tax payable
     50,000       80,324  
Due
 to affiliate
     3,315       3,315  
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Total current liabilities
     174,657       98,072  
LONG TERM LIABILITIES
                
Deferred underwriting fee payable
     9,150,000       9,150,000  
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Total liabilities
     9,324,657       9,248,072  
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
                
REDEEMABLE COMMON STOCK
                
Class A Common stock subject to possible redemption, $0.0001 par value, 17,500,000 shares at redemption value of $10.20 per share.
     178,500,000       178,500,000  
STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT
                
Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value; 1,000,000 shares authorized; none issued and outstanding
                  
Class A common stock; $0.0001 par value; 60,000,000 shares authorized; 885,000 shares issued and outstandin
g
 
(excluding 17,500,000 shares subject to possible redemption)
     88       88  
Class B common stock; $0.0001 par value; 10,000,000 shares authorized; 4,596,250 shares issued and outstanding
     459       459  
Accumulated deficit
     (8,048,409     (7,670,412
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Total stockholders’ deficit
     (8,047,862     (7,669,865
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
TOTAL LIABILITIES, REDEEMABLE COMMON STOCK, AND STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT
   $ 179,776,795     $ 180,078,207  
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed financial statements.
 
1

PHEONIX BIOTECH ACQUISITION CORP.
CONDENSED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS
FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2022 (UNAUDITED)
 
 
OPERATING EXPENSES
  
General and administrative
  
$
354,777  
Franchise tax
     50,000  
    
 
 
 
Total operating expenses
     404,777  
OTHER INCOME 
        
Unrealized
gain
on marketable securities held in Trust Account
     26,780  
    
 
 
 
NET LOSS
  
$

(377,997
    
 
 
 
Weighted average shares outstanding of Class A common stock
     18,385,000  
    
 
 
 
Basic and diluted net loss per share, Class A
   $ (0.02
    
 
 
 
Weighted average shares outstanding of Class B common stock
     4,596,250  
    
 
 
 
Basic and diluted net loss per share, Class B
   $ (0.02
    
 
 
 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of the unaudited condensed financial statements.
 
2

PHEONIX BIOTECH ACQUISITION CORP.
CONDENSED
STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT
FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2022 (UNAUDITED)
 
 
    
Common stock
                     
    
Class A
    
Class B
                     
    
Shares
    
Amount
    
Shares
    
Amount
    
Additional
paid-in

capital
    
Accumulated
deficit
   
Total
Stockholders ‘
deficit
 
Balance, December 31, 2021
     885,000      $ 88        4,596,250      $ 459      $         $ (7,670,412   $ (7,669,865
Net
l
oss
     —          —          —          —          —          (377,997     (377,997
    
 
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
Balance, March 31, 2022
     885,000      $ 88        4,596,250      $ 459      $         $ (8,048,409   $ (8,047,862
    
 
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
    
 
 
   
 
 
 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of the unaudited condensed financial statements.
 
3

PHEONIX BIOTECH ACQUISITION CORP.
CONDENSED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS
FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2022 (UNAUDITED)
 
 
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES
        
Net loss
   $ (377,997
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:
        
Unrealized
gain
on marketable securities held in Trust Account
     (26,780
   
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
        
Prepaid expenses and other assets
     20,101  
Accounts payable
 and accrued expenses
     106,909  
Franchise
tax payable
     (30,324
    
 
 
 
Net cash flows used in operating activities
     (308,091
    
 
 
 
NET CHANGE IN CASH
     (308,091
    
 
 
 
CASH, BEGINNING OF PERIOD
     1,098,573  
    
 
 
 
CASH, END OF PERIOD
   $ 790,482  
    
 
 
 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of the unaudited condensed financial statements.
 
4

PHOENIX BIOTECH ACQUISITION CORP.
NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
MARCH 31, 2022 (UNAUDITED)
Note 1 – Description of Organization and Business Operations and Liquidity
Phoenix Biotech Acquisition Corp. (the “Company”) was incorporated in Delaware on June 8, 2021. The Company was formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization, or similar business combination with one or more businesses (the “Business Combination”).
The Company is not limited to a particular industry or geographic region for purposes of consummating a Business Combination. The Company is an early stage and emerging growth company and, as such, the Company is subject to all of the risks associated with early stage and emerging growth companies.
As of March 31, 2022, the Company had not commenced any operations. All activity through March 31, 2022, relates to the Company’s formation and Initial Public Offering (“IPO”), which is described below and, since the offering, the search for a prospective initial Business Combination. The Company will not generate any operating revenues until after the completion of its initial Business Combination, at the earliest. The Company will generate
non-operating
income in the form of interest income earned on investments from the proceeds derived from the IPO. The registration statement for the Company’s IPO was declared effective on October 5, 2021. On October 8, 2021, the Company consummated the IPO
of 15,500,000
units (“Units”) (with respect to the Class A common stock included in the Units being offered (the “Public Shares”)) at
$10.00
per Unit generating gross proceeds of
$155,000,000
, which is discussed in Note 3. The Company has selected December 31 as its fiscal year end.
Simultaneously with the closing of the IPO, the Company consummated the sale of 845,000 units (“Private Placement Units”) at a price of $10.00 per Private Placement Unit in a private placement to the Company’s sponsor, Phoenix Biotech Sponsor, LLC (the “Sponsor”), Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. (Cantor”) and Cohen & Company Capital Markets, a division of J.V.B. Financial Group, LLC (“CCM”), generating gross proceeds of $8,450,000, which is described in Note 4.
Simultaneously with the closing of the IPO, the Company consummated the sale
of 2,000,000 additional Units upon receiving notice of the underwriter’s election to partially exercise its overallotment option (“Overallotment Units”), generating additional gross proceeds of $20,000,000 and incurring additional offering costs of $1,400,000
in underwriting fees, all of which are deferred until the completion of the Company’s initial business combination. Simultaneously with the exercise of the overallotment, the Company consummated the Private Placement of an
additional 40,000 Private Placement Units to the Sponsor and CCM, generating gross proceeds of $400,000.
Offering costs for the IPO and exercise of the overallotment option amounted to
$12,729,318, consisting of $2,635,000 of underwriting fees, $9,150,000 of deferred underwriting fees payable (which are held in the Trust Account (defined below)) and $944,318 of other costs. As described in Note 6, the $9,150,000 of deferred underwriting fee payable is contingent upon the consummation of a Business Combination by January 8, 2023, subject to the terms of the underwriting agreement.
Following the closing of the IPO, $178,500,000 ($10.20
per Unit) from the net proceeds of the sale of the Units in the IPO, the Overallotment Units and the Private Placement Units was placed in a trust account (“Trust Account”) and invested in U.S. government securities, within the meaning set forth in Section 2(a)(16) of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the “Investment Company Act”), with a maturity
of 185
days or less or in money market funds meeting the conditions of the Investment Company Act, as determined by the Company, until the earlier of: (i) the completion of a Business Combination and (ii) the distribution of the Trust Account, as described below.
The Company’s management has broad discretion with respect to the specific application of the net proceeds of the IPO and the sale of the Private Placement Units, although substantially all of the net proceeds are intended to be applied generally toward consummating a Business Combination. There is no assurance that the Company will be able
to complete a Business Combination successfully. The Company must complete one or more initial Business Combinations having an aggregate fair market value of at least 80% of the assets held in the Trust Account (excluding the deferred underwriting commissions and taxes payable on income earned on the Trust Account) at the time of the agreement to enter into the initial Business Combination. However, the Company will only complete a Business Combination if the post-transaction company owns or acquires 50
% or more of the outstanding voting securities of the target or otherwise acquires a controlling interest in the target sufficient for it not to be required to register as an investment company under the Investment Company Act. There is no assurance the Company will be able to successfully effect a Business Combination.
 
5

The Company will provide the holders of the outstanding Public Shares (the “Public Stockholders”) with the opportunity to redeem all or a portion of their Public Shares upon the completion of a Business Combination either (i) in connection with a stockholder meeting called to approve the Business Combination or (ii) by means of a tender offer. The decision as to whether the Company will seek stockholder approval of a Business Combination or conduct a tender offer will be made by the Company. The Public Stockholders will be entitled to redeem their Public Shares for a pro rata portion of the amount then in the Trust Account (initially
$10.20 per Public Share, plus any pro rata interest then in the Trust Account, net of taxes payable). There will be no redemption rights with respect to the Company’s warrants.
All of the Public Shares contain a redemption feature which allows for the redemption of such Public Shares in connection with the Company’s liquidation, if there is a stockholder vote or tender offer in connection with the Company’s Business Combination and in connection with certain amendments to the Company’s amended and restated certificate of incorporation (the “Certificate of Incorporation”). In accordance with the rules of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) and its guidance on redeemable equity instruments, which has been codified in Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”)
480-10-S99,
redemption provisions not solely within the control of a company require common stock subject to redemption to be classified outside of permanent equity. Given that the Public Shares were issued with other freestanding instruments (i.e., public warrants), the initial carrying value of Class A common stock classified as temporary equity will be the allocated proceeds determined in accordance with ASC
470-20.
The Class A common stock is subject to ASC
480-10-S99.
If it is probable that the equity instrument will become redeemable, the Company has the option to either (i) accrete changes in the redemption value over the period from the date of issuance (or from the date that it becomes probable that the instrument will become redeemable, if later) to the earliest redemption date of the instrument or (ii) recognize changes in the redemption value immediately as they occur and adjust the carrying amount of the instrument to equal the redemption value at the end of each reporting period. The Company has elected to recognize the changes immediately. The accretion or remeasurement will be treated as a deemed dividend (i.e., a reduction to retained earnings, or in the absence of retained earnings, additional
paid-in
capital). While redemptions cannot cause the Company’s net tangible assets to fall below
$5,000,001
, the Public Shares are redeemable and are classified as such on the balance sheet until such date that a redemption event takes place.
Redemptions of the Company’s Public Shares may be subject to the satisfaction of conditions, including minimum cash conditions, pursuant to an agreement relating to the Company’s Business Combination. If the Company seeks stockholder approval of the Business Combination, the Company will proceed with a Business Combination if a majority of the shares voted are voted in favor of the Business Combination, or such other vote as required by law or stock exchange rule.
If a stockholder vote is not required by applicable law or stock exchange listing requirements and the Company does not decide to hold a stockholder vote for business or other reasons, the Company will, pursuant to its Certificate of Incorporation, conduct the redemptions pursuant to the tender offer rules of the SEC and file tender offer documents with the SEC prior to completing a Business Combination. If, however, stockholder approval of the transaction is required by applicable law or stock exchange listing requirements, or the Company decides to obtain stockholder approval for business or other reasons, the Company will offer to redeem shares in conjunction with a proxy solicitation pursuant to the proxy rules and not pursuant to the tender offer rules. If the Company seeks stockholder approval in connection with a Business Combination, the Sponsor has agreed to vote its Founder Shares (as defined in Note 5) and any Public Shares purchased during or after the IPO in favor of approving a Business Combination. Additionally, each Public Stockholder may elect to redeem their Public Shares without voting, and if they do vote, irrespective of whether they vote for or against the proposed transaction.
 
6

Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Certificate of Incorporation provides that a Public Stockholder, together with any affiliate of such stockholder or any other person with whom such stockholder is acting in concert or as a “group” (as defined under Section 13 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”)), will be restricted from redeeming its shares with respect to more than an aggregate of
20
% or more of the Class A common stock sold in the IPO, without the prior consent of the Company.
The Company’s Sponsor, officers and directors (the “Initial Stockholders”) have agreed not to propose an amendment to the Certificate of Incorporation that would affect the substance or timing of the Company’s obligation to redeem 100% of its Public Shares if the Company does not complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period (defined below), unless the Company provides the Public Stockholders with the opportunity to redeem their shares of Class A common stock in conjunction with any such amendment.
If the Company is unable to complete a Business Combination by January 8, 2023, 15 months from the closing of the IPO (“Combination Period”), the Company will (i) cease all operations except for the purpose of winding up, (ii) as promptly as reasonably possible but not more than ten business days thereafter, redeem the Public Shares, at a
per-share
price, payable in cash, equal to the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account including interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account and not previously released to us to pay the Company’s franchise and income taxes (less 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), subject to applicable law, and (iii) as promptly as reasonably possible following such redemption, subject to the approval of the Company’s remaining stockholders and the Company’s board of directors, dissolve and liquidate, subject in each case to the Company’s obligations under Delaware law to provide for claims of creditors and the requirements of other applicable law.
The Initial Stockholders have agreed to waive their liquidation rights with respect to the Founder Shares if the Company fails to complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period. However, if the Initial Stockholders should acquire Public Shares in or after the IPO, they will be entitled to liquidating distributions from the Trust Account with respect to such Public Shares if the Company fails to complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period. The underwriter has agreed to waive its rights to the deferred underwriting commission (see Note 6) held in the Trust Account in the event the Company does not complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period, and, in such event, such amounts will be included with the other funds held in the Trust Account that will be available to fund the redemption of the Public Shares. In the event of such distribution, it is possible that the per share value of the residual assets remaining available for distribution (including Trust Account assets) will be o
nly $10.20
per share held in the Trust Account. In order to protect the amounts held in the Trust Account, the Sponsor has agreed to be liable to the Company if and to the extent any claims by a vendor for services rendered or products sold to the Company, or a prospective target business with which the Company has discussed entering into a transaction agreement, reduce the amount of funds in the Trust Account. This liability will not apply with respect to any claims by a third party who executed a waiver of any right, title, interest or claim of any kind in or to any monies held in the Trust Account or to any claims under the Company’s indemnity of the underwriter of the IPO against certain liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). Moreover, in the event that an executed waiver is deemed to be unenforceable against a third party, the Sponsor will not be responsible to the extent of any liability for such third-party claims.
The Company will seek to reduce the possibility that the Sponsor will have to indemnify the Trust Account due to claims of creditors by endeavoring to have all vendors, service providers (except the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm), prospective target businesses or other entities with which the Company does business, execute agreements waiving any right, title, interest or claim of any kind in or to monies held in the Trust Account
.
Risks and Uncertainties
In March 2020, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak of a novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”) as a pandemic which continues to spread throughout the United States and the world. As of the date the financial statements were issued there was considerable uncertainty around the expected duration of this pandemic. Management continues to evaluate the impact of the
COVID-19
pandemic and the Company has concluded that while it is reasonably possible that COVID-19 could have a negative effect on completing the Public Offering and subsequently identifying a target company for a Business Combination, the specific impact is not readily determinable as of the date of the financial statements. The financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty.
In February 2022, the Russian Federation and Belarus commenced a military action with the country of Ukraine. As a result of this action, various nations, including the United States, have instituted economic sanctions against the Russian Federation and Belarus. Further, the impact of this action and related sanctions on the world economy is not determinable as of the date of these financial statements. The specific impact on the Company’s financial condition, results of operations, and cash flows is also not determinable as of the date of these unaudited condensed financial statements.
Liquidity and Capital Resources
As of March 31, 2022, the Company had $790,482 in its operating bank accounts, $178,526,395
 
in cash and marketable securities held in the Trust Account to be used for a Business Combination or to repurchase or redeem its Public Shares in connection therewith and working capital of
 
$922,950.
 
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Prior to the completion of the IPO, the Company lacked the liquidity it needed to sustain operations for a reasonable period of time, which is considered to be one year from the issuance date of the financial statement. The Company has since completed its IPO at which time capital in excess of the funds deposited in the Trust Account and/or used to fund offering expenses was released to the Company for general working capital purposes. Additionally, in order to finance transaction costs in connection with a Business Combination, the Sponsor or an affiliate of the Sponsor, or certain of the Company’s officers and directors may, but are not obligated to, loan the Company funds as may be required (“Working Capital Loans”). The Working Capital Loans would either be repaid upon consummation of a Business Combination, without interest, or, at the lender’s discretion.
Up
to $1.5
million of such Working Capital Loans may be convertible into units of the post Business Combination company. Based on the foregoing, management believes that the Company will have sufficient working capital and borrowing capacity to meet its needs through the earlier of the consummation of a Business Combination or one year from the date of this filing. As of March 31, 2022, there were no amounts outstanding under any Working Capital Loans.
Note 2 — Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
Basis of Presentation
The accompanying unaudited condensed financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”) for interim financial information and in accordance with the instructions to Form
10-Q
and Article 8 of Regulation
S-X
of the SEC. Certain information or footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP have been condensed or omitted, pursuant to the rules and regulations of the SEC for interim financial reporting. Accordingly, they do not include all the information and footnotes necessary for a complete presentation of financial position, results of operations, or cash flows. In the opinion of management, the accompanying unaudited condensed financial statements include all adjustments, consisting of a normal recurring nature, which are necessary for a fair presentation of the financial position, operating results and cash flows for the periods presented.
The accompanying unaudited condensed financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Company’s Annual Report on Form
10-K,
as filed with the SEC on March 24, 2022. The interim results for the period presented are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the year ending December 31, 2022, or for any future interim periods.
Emerging Growth Company
The Company is an emerging growth company as defined in Section 102(b)(1) of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012 (the “JOBS Act”), which 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 an emerging growth 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. The Company has elected not to opt out of such extended transition period, which means that when a standard is issued or revised, and it has different application dates for public or private companies, the Company, as an emerging growth company, can adopt the new or revised standard at the time private companies adopt the new or revised standard.
This may make comparison of the Company’s financial statements with another public company that is neither an emerging growth company nor an emerging growth company that has opted out of using the extended transition period difficult or impossible because of the potential differences in accounting standards used.
Use of Estimates
The preparation of financial statements in conformity with U.S. GAAP requires the Company’s management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period.
Making estimates requires management to exercise significant judgment. Such estimates may be subject to change as more current information becomes available and accordingly the actual results could differ significantly from those estimates. It is at least reasonably possible that the estimate of the effect of a condition, situation or set of circumstances that existed at the date of the financial statements, which management considered in formulating its estimate, could change in the near term due to one or more future confirming events. Actual results could differ from those estimates.
 
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Cash and Cash Equivalents
The
Company considers all short-term investments with an original maturity of three months or less when purchased to be cash equivalents. The Company did not have any cash equivalents as of March 31, 2022.
Investments Held in Trust Account
At March 31, 2022, substantially all of the assets held in the Trust Account were held in U.S. Treasury securities. The Company’s investments held in the Trust Account are classified as trading securities. Trading securities are presented on the balance sheet at fair value at the end of each reporting period. Gains and losses resulting from the change in fair value of investments held in Trust Account are included in interest earned on marketable securities held in Trust Account in the accompanying condensed statement of operations. The estimated fair values of investments held in Trust Account are determined using available market information.
Offering Costs associated with the Initial Public Offering
Offering costs, including additional underwriting fees associated with the underwriter’s partial exercise of the over-allotment option, consist principally of legal, accounting, underwriting fees and other costs directly related to the IPO. Offering costs, including those attributable to the underwriter’s partial exercise of the over-allotment option, amounted to
$12,729,318. This amount was charged to stockholders’ deficit upon the completion of the IPO.
Concentration of Credit Risk
Financial instruments that potentially subject the Company to concentrations of credit risk consist of cash accounts in a financial institution, which, at times, may exceed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation coverage limit of $250,000. At March 31, 2022, the Company has not experienced losses on these accounts and management believes the Company is not exposed to significant risks on such account
s
.
Fair Value of Financial Instruments
The fair value of the Company’s financial assets and liabilities reflects management’s estimate of amounts that the Company would have received in connection with the sale of the assets or paid in connection with the transfer of the liabilities in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. In connection with measuring the fair value of its assets and liabilities, the Company seeks to maximize the use of observable inputs (market data obtained from independent sources) and to minimize the use of unobservable inputs (internal assumptions about how market participants would price assets and liabilities). The following fair value hierarchy is used to classify assets and liabilities based on the observable inputs and unobservable inputs used in order to value the assets and liabilities:
Level 1:     Quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities. An active market for an asset or liability is a market in which transactions for the asset or liability occur with sufficient frequency and volume to provide pricing information on an ongoing basis.
Level 2:     Observable inputs other than Level 1 inputs. Examples of Level 2 inputs include quoted prices in active markets for similar assets or liabilities and quoted prices for identical assets or liabilities in markets that are not active.
Level 3:     Unobservable inputs based on our assessment of the assumptions that market participants would use in pricing the asset or liability.
 
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Income Taxes
The Company complies with the accounting and reporting requirements of ASC 740, “Income Taxes” (“ASC 740”), which requires an asset and liability approach to financial accounting and reporting for income taxes. Deferred income tax assets and liabilities are computed for differences between the financial statement and tax bases of assets and liabilities that will result in future taxable or deductible amounts, based on enacted tax laws and rates applicable to the periods in which the differences are expected to affect taxable income. Valuation allowances are established, when necessary, to reduce deferred tax assets to the amount expected to be realized.
ASC 740 prescribes a recognition threshold and a measurement attribute for the financial statement recognition and measurement of tax positions taken or expected to be taken in a tax return. For those benefits to be recognized, a tax position must be more likely than not to be sustained upon examination by taxing authorities. There were no unrecognized tax benefits as of March 31, 2022. The Company recognizes accrued interest and penalties related to unrecognized tax benefits as income tax expense. No amounts were accrued for the payment of interest and penalties at March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021. The Company is currently not aware of any issues under review that could result in significant payments, accruals, or material deviation from its position. The Company is subject to income tax examinations by major taxing authorities since inception.
 
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Class A Common Stock Subject to Possible Redemption
The Company accounts
for its Class A common stock subject to possible redemption in accordance with the guidance in ASC 480. Shares of Class A common stock subject to mandatory redemption (if any) are classified as a liability instrument and are measured at fair value. Conditionally redeemable Class A common stock (including Class A common stock that features redemption rights that are either within the control of the holder or subject to redemption upon the occurrence of uncertain events not solely within the Company’s control) is classified as temporary equity. At all other times, Class A common stock is classified as stockholders’ equity. The Company’s Class A common stock features certain redemption rights that are considered to be outside of the Company’s control and subject to occurrence of uncertain future events. Accordingly, at March 31, 2022 and December
 31, 2021, 178,500,000
shares of Class A common stock subject to possible redemption are presented as temporary equity, outside of the stockholders’ deficit section of the Company’s balance sheet.
The Company recognizes changes in redemption value immediately as they occur and adjusts the carrying value of redeemable Class A common stock to equal the redemption value at the end of each reporting period. Increases or decreases in the carrying amount of redeemable common stock are affected by charges against additional paid in capital and accumulated deficit.
At March 31, 2022, the Class A common stock subject to possible redemption reflected in the balance sheet is reconciled in the following table:
 
Gross proceeds
   $ 175,000,000  
Less:
        
Proceeds from Initial Public Offering Costs allocated to Public Warrants
     (5,250,000
Class A common stock issuance costs
     (12,346,005
Plus: Accretion of carrying value to redemption value
     21,096,005  
    
 
 
 
Class A common stock subject to possible redemption
   $ 178,500,000  
 
 
 
 
 
Net Loss per Common Stock
The Company has two classes of shares, which are referred to as Class A common stock and Class B Common Stock (the “Founder Shares”). Earnings and losses are shared pro rata between the two classes of shares. Public Warrants (see Note 3) and Private Placement Warrants (see Note 4) to purchase 9,192,500 
shares of Class A common stock at 
$11.50 
per share were issued on October 29, 2021. At March 31, 2022, no Public Warrants or Private Placement Warrants have been exercised.
The 9,192,500
potential shares of Class A common stock underlying outstanding Public Warrants and Private Placement Warrants to purchase the Company’s stock were excluded from diluted earnings per share for the period ended March 31, 2022 because they are contingently exercisable, and the contingencies
 
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have not yet been met. As a result, diluted net loss per common stock is the same as basic net loss
 
per common stock for the period. The table below presents a reconciliation of the numerator and denominator used to compute basic and diluted net loss per share for each class of stock.
 
    
Class A Common Stock
    
Class B Common Stock
 
Basic and diluted net loss per share:
                 
Numerator:
                 
Allocation of net loss
   $ (302,398    $ (75,599
Denominator:
                 
Weighted average shares outstanding
     18,385,000        4,596,250  
Basic and dilution net loss per share
   $ (0.02    $ (0.02
Accounting for Warrants
The Company accounts for warrants as either equity-classified or liability-classified instruments based on an assessment of the instruments’ specific terms and applicable authoritative guidance in ASC 480 and ASC 815, Derivatives and Hedging. The assessment considers whether the instruments are free standing financial instruments pursuant to ASC 480, meet the definition of a liability pursuant to ASC 480, and whether the instruments meet all of the requirements for equity classification under ASC 815, including whether the instruments are indexed to the Company’s own common stock and whether the instrument holders could potentially require “net cash settlement” in a circumstance outside of the Company’s control, among other conditions for equity classification. This assessment, which requires the use of professional judgment, was conducted at the time of warrant issuance and as of each subsequent period end date while the instruments are outstanding. Management has concluded that the Public Warrants and Private Placement Warrants issued pursuant to the warrant agreement qualify for equity accounting treatment.
Recent Accounting Pronouncements
The Company’s management does not believe that any recently issued, but not yet effective, accounting pronouncements, if currently adopted, would have a material effect on the Company’s financial statements as of and for the three months ended March 31, 2022.
Note 3 — Initial Public Offering and Over-Allotment
Pursuant
to the IPO, the Company sold 17,500,000 units (including 2,000,000
units as part of the underwriter’s partial exercise of the over-allotment option) at a price of
$10.00 per Unit. Each Unit consists of one share of Class A common stock (such shares of Class A common stock included in the Units being offered, the “Public Shares”), and
one-half
a redeemable warrant (each, a “Public Warrant”). Each Public Warrant entitles the holder to purchase one share of Class A common stock at a price of $11.50 per share, subject to adjustment (see Note 7).
Note 4 — Private Placement Warrants
On October 8, 2021, simultaneously with the consummation of the IPO, the Company consummated the issuance and sale (“Private Placement”) of 885,000 Units (the “Placement Units”) in a private placement transaction at a price of $10.00 per Placement Unit, generating gross proceeds of $8,850,000. The Placement Units were purchased by Cantor (155,000 Units), CCM (30,004 Units) and Sponsor (699,996 Units). Each whole Placement Unit consists of one placement share and
one-half
of a redeemable warrant (“Placement Warrant”). Each whole Placement Warrant will be exercisable to purchase one share of Class A common stock at a price of $11.50
per share, subject to adjustment. A portion of the proceeds from the Placement Units was added to the proceeds from the IPO to be held in the Trust Account. If the Company does not complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period, the proceeds from the sale of the Placement Units will be used to fund the redemption of the Public Shares (subject to the requirements of applicable law), and the Placement Units and all underlying securities will be worthless.
 
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Note 5 — Related Party Transactions
Founder Shares
On June 18, 2021, the Sponsor provided funds to pay for certain costs totaling $25,000 on behalf of the Company as consideration for 4,598,750 shares of Class B common stock (the “Founder Shares”). In September 2021, the Company effected a 0.017 for 1 stock dividend for each share of Class B common stock outstanding, and, as a result, the Sponsor
held
4,679,125
Founder Shares following the stock dividend. As a result, the Company’s shares have been retroactively adjusted for this stock dividend; however, due to the shares being closely held the corresponding earnings have not been capitalized from retained earnings. The Sponsor agreed to forfeit up to
 592,875 Founder Shares to the extent that the
45
-day
over-allotment option was not exercised in full by the underwriter. Since the underwriter exercised the over-allotment option only in part, the Sponsor did forf
eit 82,875 Founder Shares.
The Sponsor has agreed, subject to limited exceptions, not to transfer, assign or sell any of the Founder Shares until the earliest of: (a) one year after the completion of a Business Combination and (b) subsequent to a Business Combination, (x) if the closing price of the shares of Class A common stock equals or exceeds $12.00 per share (as adjusted) for any 20 trading days within any
30-trading
day period commencing at least 150 days after a Business Combination, or (y) the date on which the Company completes a liquidation, merger, share exchange or other similar transaction that results in all of the Public Stockholders having the right to exchange their shares of Class A common stock for cash, securities or other property.
Related Party Loans
On June 18, 2021, the Sponsor agreed to loan the Company an aggregate of up to
$300,000
 to cover expenses related to the IPO pursuant to a promissory note which was amended on September 10, 2021 (as amended, the “Note”). This loan in non-interest-bearing. There is
no
balance on the note as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021. 
In addition, in order to finance transaction costs in connection with a Business Combination, the Sponsor or an affiliate of the Sponsor, or certain of the Company’s officers and directors may, but are not obligated to, loan the Company funds as may be required (“Working Capital Loans”). If the Company completes a Business Combination, the Company would repay the Working Capital Loans out of the proceeds of the Trust Account released to the Company. Otherwise, the Working Capital Loans would be repaid only out of funds held outside the Trust Account. In the event that a Business Combination does not close, the Company may use a portion of proceeds held outside the Trust Account to repay the Working Capital Loans but no proceeds held in the Trust Account would be used to repay the Working Capital Loans. Except for the foregoing, the terms of such Working Capital Loans, if any, have not been determined and no written agreements exist with respect to such loans. The Working Capital Loans will either be repaid upon consummation of a Business Combination, without interest, or, at the lender’s discretion, up to
$1.5 
million of such Working Capital Loans may be convertible into units of the post Business Combination entity at a price of
$10.00
per unit. The units would be identical to the Private Placement Units. At March 31, 2022
and December 31, 2021,
the Company
had no outstanding borrowings under the Working Capital Loans.
Consulting Services
The Company entered into an agreement, commencing on the date of its listing on NASDAQ, to pay the spouse of our Chief Executive Officer a monthly consulting fees of $15,000 for assisting the Company in identifying and evaluating potential acquisition targets. Upon completion of our initial business combination or our liquidation, we will cease paying these monthly fees.
For the three months ended
March
 
31, 2022
,
$45,000 has been incurred under this agreement.
Support Services
The Company entered into an agreement, commencing on the date of its listing on Nasdaq through the earlier of the consummation of a Business Combination and the Company’s liquidation, to pay an affiliate of the Sponsor a monthly fee of $20,000 for office space, secretarial and administrative services.
For
the
three months
ended March 31, 2022,
 $60,000
has been incurred under this agreement.
 
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Note 6 — Commitments and Contingencies
Registration Rights
The holders of Founder Shares, Placement Units (including securities contained therein) and units that may be issued upon conversion of working capital loans, if any, are entitled to registration rights (in the case of the Founder Shares, only after conversion of such shares to shares of Class A common stock) pursuant to a registration rights agreement dated October 5, 2021. These holders are entitled to certain demand and “piggyback” registration rights. However, the registration rights agreement provides that the Company will not permit any registration statement filed under the Securities Act to become effective until the termination of the applicable
lock-up
period for the securities to be registered. The Company will bear the expenses incurred in connection with the filing of any such registration statements.
Underwriting Agreement
The Company granted the
underwriter
a
45-day
option from the date of the final prospectus relating to the IPO to purchase up to 2,325,000 additional Units to cover over-allotments, if any, at the IPO price less the underwriting discounts and commissions. On October 8, 2021, the
underwriter
partially exercised
its
over-allotment option and purchased 2,000,000 units at $10.00 per unit.
The
underwriter was
paid a cash underwriting discount of $0.20 per unit, or $3,100,000 in the aggregate at the closing of the IPO, of which $465,000 was reimbursed to the Company to pay for additional advisors. The
underwriter
agreed to defer any additional fees related to the exercise of the over-allotment option until the Company completes a Business Combination. As such, $400,000 of additional underwriting fees related to the over-allotment have been deferred. In addition, the
underwriter is
entitled to a deferred underwriting commissions of $0.50 per unit, or $8,750,000 ($9,150,000 in the aggregate when including the $400,000 noted above) from the closing of the IPO. The deferred fee will become payable to the
underwriter
from the amounts held in the Trust Account solely in the event that the Company completes a Business Combination, subject to the terms of the underwriting agreement.
Note 7 — Stockholders’ Deficit
Common Stock
Class A common stock — The Company is authorized to issue 60,000,000 shares of Class A common stock with a par value of $0.0001 per share. As of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, there were 885,000
shares
of Class A common stock issued
and
outstanding (excluding 17,500,000 shares subject to possible redemption).
Class B common stock — The Company is authorized to issue 10,000,000 shares of Class B common stock with a par value of $0.0001 per share. Holders of Class B common stock are entitled to one vote for each share. As of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021
,
 
there were 4,596,250 shares of Class B common stock
issued and outstanding.
 
Prior to the consummation of an initial Business Combination, only holders of shares of Class B common stock will have the right to vote on the election of directors. Holders of shares of Class A common stock and shares of Class B common stock will vote together as a single class on all other matters submitted to a vote of stockholders.
The shares of Class B common stock will automatically convert into shares of Class A common stock at the time of a Business Combination at a ratio such that the number of shares of Class A common stock issuable upon conversion of all Founder Shares will equal, in the aggregate, on
an as-converted basis, 20%
of the sum of (i) the total number of common stock issued and outstanding upon completion of the IPO, plus (ii) the total number of shares of Class A common stock issued or deemed issued or issuable upon conversion or exercise of any equity-linked securities
 
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or rights issued or deemed issued, by the Company in connection with or in relation to the consummation of a Business Combination, excluding any shares of Class A common stock or equity-linked securities exercisable for or convertible into shares of Class A common stock issued, deemed issued, or to be issued, to any seller in a Business Combination and any private placement-equivalent shares and warrants underlying units issued to the Sponsor, its affiliates or any member of the management team upon conversion of Working Capital Loans. In no event will the shares of Class B common stock convert into shares of Class A common stock at a rate of less
than one-to-one.
Preferred stock
— The Company is authorized to issue 1,000,000 shares of preferred stock with such designations, voting and other rights and preferences as may be determined from time to time by the Company’s board of directors. As of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, there were
no
shares of preferred stock issued or outstanding.
Warrants —
At March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, there were 8,750,000 Public Warrants and 442,500 Private Placement Warrants outstanding.
 T
he Public Warrants will become exercisable on the later of (a)
30
days after the completion of a Business Combination or (b)
12
months from the closing of the IPO. No warrants will be exercisable for cash unless the Company has an effective and current registration statement covering the common stock issuable upon exercise of the warrants and a current prospectus relating to such common stock.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, if a registration statement covering the common stock issuable upon exercise of the Public Warrants is not effective within a specified period following the consummation of a Business Combination, warrant holders may, until such time as there is an effective registration statement and during any period when the Company shall have failed to maintain an effective registration statement, exercise warrants on a cashless basis pursuant to the exemption provided by Section 3(a)(9) of the Securities Act, provided that such exemption is available. If that exemption, or another exemption, is not available, holders will not be able to exercise their warrants on a cashless basis. The Public Warrants will expire five years after the completion of a Business Combination or earlier upon redemption or liquidation.
Once the warrants become exercisable, the Company may redeem the Public Warrants:
 
 
in whole and not in part;
 
 
at a price of $0.01 per warrant;
 
 
upon not less than 30 days’ prior written notice of redemption;
 
 
if, and only if, the reported last sale price of Class A common stock equals or exceeds $18.00 per share (as adjusted for stock splits, stock dividends, reorganizations and recapitalizations), for any 20 trading days within a
30-trading-day
period commencing at any time after the warrants become exercisable and ending on the third business day prior to the notice of redemption to warrant holders; and
 
 
if, and only if, there is a current registration statement in effect with respect to the shares of Class A common stock underlying the warrants.
If the Company calls the Public Warrants for redemption, management will have the option to require all holders that wish to exercise the Public Warrants to do so on a “cashless basis,” as described in the warrant agreement.
The Placement Warrants are identical to the Public Warrants underlying the Units sold in the IPO, except that the Placement Warrants and the common stock issuable upon the exercise of the Placement Warrants will not be transferable, assignable, or salable until after the completion of a Business Combination, subject to certain limited exceptions. The Placement Warrants will be redeemable by the Company and exercisable by such holders on the same basis as the Public Warrants.
The exercise price and number of shares of common stock issuable upon exercise of the warrants may be adjusted in certain circumstances including in the event of a stock dividend, extraordinary dividend or recapitalization, reorganization, merger, or consolidation. However, the warrants will not be adjusted for
 
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issuances of common stock at a price below their respective exercise prices. Additionally, in no event will the Company be required to net cash settle the warrants. If the Company is unable to complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period and the Company liquidates the funds held in the Trust Account, holders of warrants will not receive any of such funds with respect to their warrants, nor will they receive any distribution from the Company’s assets held outside of the Trust Account with the respect to such warrants. Accordingly, the warrants may expire worthless.
In addition, if the Company issues additional common stock or equity-linked securities for capital raising purposes in connection with the closing of a Business Combination at an issue price or effective issue price of less than $9.20 per share of common stock (with such issue price or effective issue price to be determined in good faith by the Company’s board of directors, and in the case of any such issuance to the Initial Stockholders or their affiliates, without taking into account any Founder Shares held by them prior to such issuance
) (the “Newly Issued Price”),
and (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 a Business Combination on the date of the consummation of a Business Combination (net of redemptions), and (z) the volume weighted-average trading price of the Company’s common stock during the
20-trading-day
period starting on the trading day prior to the day on which the Company consummates a 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 greater of (i) the Market Value or (ii) the
Newly Issued Price, and the $18.00 per share redemption trigger price will be adjusted (to the nearest cent) to be equal to 180% of the higher of the Market Value and the Newly Issued Price.
Note 8 — Fair Value Measurements
The fair value of the Company’s financial assets and liabilities reflects management’s estimate of amounts that the Company would have received in connection with the sale of the assets or paid in connection with the transfer of the liabilities in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. In connection with measuring the fair value of its assets and liabilities, the Company seeks to maximize the use of observable inputs (market data obtained from independent sources) and to minimize the use of unobservable inputs (internal assumptions about how market participants would price assets and liabilities). The following fair value hierarchy is used to classify assets and liabilities based on the observable inputs and unobservable inputs used in order to value the assets and liabilities:
Level 1:     Quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities. An active market for an asset or liability is a market in which transactions for the asset or liability occur with sufficient frequency and volume to provide pricing information on an ongoing basis.
Level 2:     Observable inputs other than Level 1 inputs. Examples of Level 2 inputs include quoted prices in active markets for similar assets or liabilities and quoted prices for identical assets or liabilities in markets that are not active.
Level 3:     Unobservable inputs based on our assessment of the assumptions that market participants would use in pricing the asset or liability.
At March 31, 2022, the assets held in the Trust Account were held in U.S Treasury Securities. All of the Company’s investments held in the Trust Account are classified as trading securities
.
The following table presents information about the Company’s
 assets and
liabilities that are measured at fair value on a recurring basis at March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021 and indicates the fair value hierarchy of the valuation inputs the Company utilized to determine such fair value.
 
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March 31, 2022
 
           
Quoted Prices in
    
Significant Other
    
Significant Other
 
           
Active Markets
    
Observable Inputs
    
Unobservable Inputs
 
    
Level
    
(Level 1)
    
(Level 2)
    
(Level 3)
 
Assets:
                                   
U.S. Treasury Securities
     1      $ 178,526,395        —          —    
December 31, 2021
 
           
Quoted Prices in
    
Significant Other
    
Significant Other
 
           
Active Markets
    
Observable Inputs
    
Unobservable Inputs
 
    
Level
    
(Level 1)
    
(Level 2)
    
(Level 3)
 
Assets:
                                   
U.S. Treasury Securities
     1      $ 178,499,615        —          —    
 
ITEM 2.
MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
References in this report (this “Quarterly Report”) to “we,” “us” or the “Company” refer to Phoenix Biotech Acquisition Corp. References to our “management” or our “management team” refer to our officers and directors, and references to the “Sponsor” refer to Phoenix Biotech Sponsor, LLC. The following discussion and analysis of the Company’s financial condition and results of operations should be read in conjunction with the financial statements and the notes thereto contained elsewhere in this Quarterly Report. Certain information contained in the discussion and analysis set forth below includes forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties.
Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This Quarterly Report includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Exchange Act that are not historical facts and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expected and projected. All statements, other than statements of historical fact included in this Quarterly Report including, without limitation, statements in this “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” regarding the Company’s financial position, business strategy and the plans and objectives of management for future operations, are forward-looking statements. Words such as “expect,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “estimate,” “seek” and variations and similar words and expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements relate to future events or future performance, but reflect management’s current beliefs, based on information currently available. A number of factors could cause actual events, performance or results to differ materially from the events, performance and results discussed in the forward-looking statements. For information identifying important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements, please refer to the Risk Factors section of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). The Company’s securities filings can be accessed on the EDGAR section of the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Except as expressly required by applicable securities law, the Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
Overview
Phoenix Biotech Acquisition Corp. is a blank check company incorporated in Delaware on June 8, 2021. The Company was formed for the purpose of entering into a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or other similar business transaction with one or more businesses that the Company has not yet identified (a “Business Combination”).
 
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We expect to continue to incur significant costs in the pursuit of our acquisition plans. We cannot assure you that our plans to complete a Business Combination will be successful.
Results of Operations
As of March 31, 2022, the Company had not commenced any operations. All activity through March 31, 2022 relates to the Company’s formation, the initial public offering (the “IPO”), and since the IPO, the search for a prospective initial Business Combination. The Company will not generate any operating revenues until after the completion of a Business Combination, at the earliest. The Company will generate
non-operating
income in the form of interest income from the proceeds derived from the IPO placed in the Trust Account (defined below).
For the three months ended March 31, 2022, we had a net loss of $377,997 which consisted of general and administrative and franchise taxes of 404,777 and unrealized gain on marketable securities held in Trust Account of $26,780.
Liquidity and Capital Resources
The registration statement for the Company’s IPO was declared effective on October 5, 2021. On October 8, 2021, the Company consummated the IPO of 15,500,000 units (“Units”) (with respect to the Class A common stock included in the Units being offered (the “Public Shares”)) at $10.00 per Unit generating gross proceeds of $155,000,000, which is discussed in Note 3. The company has selected December 31 as its fiscal year end.
Simultaneously with the closing of the IPO, the Company consummated the sale of 845,000 units (“Private Placement Units”) at a price of $10.00 per Private Placement Unit in a private placement to the Company’s sponsor, Phoenix Biotech Sponsor, LLC (the “Sponsor”), Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. (Cantor”) and Cohen & Company Capital Markets, a division of J.V.B. Financial Group, LLC (“CCM”), generating gross proceeds of $8,450,000, which is described in Note 4.
Simultaneously with the closing of the IPO, the Company consummated the closing of the sale of 2,000,000 additional Units upon receiving notice of the underwriter’s election to partially exercise its over-allotment option (“Over-allotment Units”), generating additional gross proceeds of $20,000,000 and incurring additional offering costs of $1,400,000 in underwriting fees, all of which are deferred until the completion of the Company’s initial Business Combination. Simultaneously with the exercise of the over-allotment, the Company consummated the Private Placement of an additional 40,000 Private Placement Units to the Sponsor and CCM, generating gross proceeds of $400,000.
Following the closing of the IPO, $178,500,000 ($10.20 per Unit) from the net proceeds of the sale of the Units in the IPO, the Over-allotment Units and the Private Placement Units was placed in a trust account (“Trust Account”) and invested in U.S. government securities, within the meaning set forth in Section 2(a)(16) of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the “Investment Company Act”), with a maturity of 185 days or less or in money market funds meeting the conditions of the Investment Company Act, as determined by the Company, until the earlier of: (i) the completion of a Business Combination and (ii) the distribution of the Trust Account, as described below.
For the three months ended March 31, 2022, there was $308,091 of cash used in operating activities.
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), to complete our Business Combination. To the extent that our capital stock or debt is used, in whole or in part, as consideration to complete our Business Combination, the remaining proceeds held in the Trust Account will be used as working capital to finance the operations of the target business or businesses, make other acquisitions and pursue our growth strategies.
As of March 31, 2022, we had cash of $790,482 held outside the Trust Account.
In order to finance transaction costs in connection with a Business Combination, the Sponsor, or an affiliate of the Sponsor, or certain of the Company’s officers and directors may, but are not obligated to, loan the Company funds as may be required (“Working Capital Loans”). If the Company completes a Business Combination, the Company may repay the Working Capital Loans out of the proceeds of the Trust Account released to the Company. Otherwise, the Working Capital Loans may be repaid only out of funds held outside the Trust Account. In the event that a Business
 
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Combination does not close, the Company may use a portion of proceeds held outside the Trust Account to repay the Working Capital Loans, but no proceeds held in the Trust Account would be used to repay the Working Capital Loans. Except for the foregoing, the terms of such Working Capital Loans, if any, have not been determined and no written agreements exist with respect to such loans. The Working Capital Loans would either be repaid upon consummation of a Business Combination, without interest, or, at the lender’s discretion, up to $1,500,000 of such Working Capital Loans may be converted into units of the post-Business Combination entity at a price of $10.00 per unit. The units would be identical to the Private Placement Units. As of March 31, 2022, the Company had no outstanding borrowings under the Working Capital Loans.
We do not believe we will need to raise additional funds in order to meet the expenditures required for operating our business. However, if our estimate of the costs of identifying a target business, undertaking
in-depth
due diligence and negotiating a Business Combination are less than the actual amount necessary to do so, we may have insufficient funds available to operate our business prior to our Business Combination. Moreover, we may need to obtain additional financing either to complete our Business Combination or because we become obligated to redeem a significant number of our Public Shares upon consummation of our Business Combination, in which case we may issue additional securities or incur debt in connection with such Business Combination.
Off-Balance
Sheet Arrangements
We have no obligations, assets or liabilities, which would be considered
off-balance
sheet arrangements as of March 31, 2022. We do not participate in transactions that create relationships with entities or financial partnerships, often referred to as variable interest entities, which would have been established for the purpose of facilitating
off-balance
sheet arrangements. We have not entered into any
off-balance
sheet financing arrangements, established any special purpose entities, guaranteed any debt or commitments of other entities, or purchased any
non-financial
assets.
Contractual obligations
We do not have any long-term debt, capital lease obligations, operating lease obligations or long-term liabilities, other than an agreement to pay the Sponsor or an affiliate of the Sponsor a monthly fee of $20,000 for office space, administrative and shared personnel support services to the Company. We began incurring these fees on October 6, 2021 and will continue to incur these fees monthly until the earlier of the completion of the business combination and our liquidation.
The underwriter is entitled to deferred underwriting commissions of $9,150,000 in the aggregate. The deferred fee will become payable to the underwriter from the amounts held in the Trust Account solely in the event that the Company completes a Business Combination, subject to the terms of the underwriting agreement.
The Company entered into an agreement, commencing on the date of its listing on NASDAQ, to pay the spouse of our Chief Executive Officer a monthly consulting fees of $15,000 for assisting the Company in identifying and evaluating potential acquisition targets.
 
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Critical Accounting Policies
The preparation of unaudited condensed financial statements and related disclosures in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements, and income and expenses during the periods reported. Actual results could materially differ from those estimates. We have identified the following critical accounting policies:
Accounting for Warrants
The Company accounts for warrants as either equity-classified or liability-classified instruments based on an assessment of the instruments’ specific terms and applicable authoritative guidance in ASC 480 and ASC 815, Derivatives and Hedging (“ASC 815”). The assessment considers whether the instruments are free standing financial instruments pursuant to ASC 480, meet the definition of a liability pursuant to ASC 480, and whether the instruments meet all of the requirements for equity classification under ASC 815, including whether the instruments are indexed to the Company’s own common shares and whether the instrument holders could potentially require “net cash settlement” in a circumstance outside of the Company’s control, among other conditions for equity classification. This assessment, which requires the use of professional judgment, was conducted at the time of warrant issuance and as of each subsequent period end date while the instruments are outstanding. Management has concluded that the Public Warrants and Private Placement Warrants issued pursuant to the warrant agreement qualify for equity accounting treatment.
Common Stock Subject to Possible Redemption
We account for our common stock subject to possible redemption in accordance with the guidance in Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 480 “Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity.” Common stock subject to mandatory redemption is classified as a liability instrument and is measured at fair value. Conditionally redeemable common stock (including common stock that features redemption rights that are either within the control of the holder or subject to redemption upon the occurrence of uncertain events not solely within our control) is classified as temporary equity. At all other times, common stock is classified as stockholders’ equity. Our common stock features certain redemption rights that are considered to be outside of our control and subject to occurrence of uncertain future events. Accordingly, common stock subject to possible redemption is presented as temporary equity, outside of the stockholders’ equity section of our condensed balance sheets. The Company recognizes changes in redemption value immediately as they occur and adjusts the carrying value of redeemable common stock to equal the redemption value at the end of each reporting period. Increases or decreases in the carrying amount of redeemable common stock are affected by charges against additional paid in capital and accumulated deficit.
Net Loss per Common Share
Net loss per share is computed by dividing net loss by the weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding during the period, excluding shares of common stock subject to forfeiture by the Sponsor. At December 31, 2021, the Company did not have any dilutive securities and/or other contracts that could, potentially, be exercised or converted into shares of common stock and then share in the earnings of the Company. As a result, diluted loss per share is the same as basic loss per share for the period presented.
Recent Accounting Standards
Management does not believe that any recently issued, but not yet effective, accounting standards, if currently adopted, would have a material effect on our condensed financial statements.
 
Item 3.
Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk
As a smaller reporting company, we are not required to provide the information required by this Item.
 
Item 4.
Controls and Procedures
Disclosure controls and procedures are controls and other procedures that are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed in our reports filed or submitted under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms. Disclosure controls and procedures include, without limitation, controls and procedures designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed in our reports filed or submitted under the Exchange Act is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.
Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures
As required by Rules
13a-15
and
15d-15
under the Exchange Act, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer carried out an evaluation of the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures as of March 31, 2022. Based upon their evaluation, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rules
13a-15
(e) and
15d-15
(e) under the Exchange Act) were effective.
Changes in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting
During the most recently completed fiscal quarter, there has been no change in our internal control over financial reporting that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.
 
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PART II - OTHER INFORMATION
 
ITEM 1.
LEGAL PROCEEDINGS
None.
 
ITEM 1A.
RISK FACTORS
Except as disclosed, below, there have been no material changes to the risk factors disclosed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021, filed with the SEC on March 24, 2022. Any of these factors could result in a significant or material adverse effect on our results of operations or financial condition. Additional risk factors not presently known to us or that we currently deem immaterial may also impair our business or results of operations.
The risk factor disclosure in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021 set forth under the heading “Changes in laws or regulations, or a failure to comply with any laws and regulations, may adversely affect our business, investments and results of operations” is replaced in its entirety with the following risk factor:
Changes in laws or regulations or how such laws or regulations are interpreted or applied, or a failure to comply with any laws or 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. We will be required to comply with certain SEC and other legal requirements. Compliance with, and monitoring of, applicable laws and regulations may be difficult, time consuming and costly. Those laws and regulations and their interpretation and application may also change from time to time and those changes could have a material adverse effect on our business, investments and results of operations. In addition, a failure to comply with applicable laws or regulations, as interpreted and applied, could have a material adverse effect on our business, including our ability to negotiate and complete our initial business combination and results of operations.
On March 30, 2022, the SEC issued proposed rules relating to, among other items, disclosures in business combination transactions involving SPACs and private operating companies; the financial statement requirements applicable to transactions involving shell companies; the use of projections in SEC filings in connection with proposed business combination transactions; the potential liability of certain participants in proposed business combination transactions; and the extent to which special purpose acquisition companies (“SPACs”) could become subject to regulation under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, including a proposed rule that would provide SPACs a safe harbor from treatment as an investment company if they satisfy certain conditions that limit a SPAC’s duration, asset composition, business purpose and activities. These rules, if adopted, whether in the form proposed or in a revised form, may increase the costs of and the time needed to negotiate and complete an initial business combination, and may constrain the circumstances under which we could complete an initial business combination.
 
ITEM 2.
UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES AND USE OF PROCEEDS
The securities in the IPO were registered under the Securities Act on a registration statement on Form
S-1
(No. 333-259491). The registration statement for the Company’s IPO was declared effective on October 5, 2021. On October 8, 2021, the Company consummated the IPO of 15,500,000 units (“Units”) (with respect to the Class A common stock included in the Units being offered (the “Public Shares”)) at $10.00 per Unit generating gross proceeds of $155,000,000.. Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. (“Cantor”) acted as sole book-running manager of the IPO.
Simultaneously with the closing of the IPO, the Company consummated the sale of 845,000 units (“Private Placement Units”) at a price of $10.00 per Private Placement Unit in a private placement to the Company’s sponsor, Phoenix Biotech Sponsor, LLC (the “Sponsor”), Cantor and Cohen & Company Capital Markets, a division of J.V.B. Financial Group, LLC (“CCM”), generating gross proceeds of $8,450,000. The issuance was made pursuant to the exemption from registration contained in Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act.
Simultaneously with the closing of the IPO, the Company consummated the closing of the sale of 2,000,000 additional Units upon receiving notice of the underwriter’s election to partially exercise its over-allotment option (“Over-allotment Units”), generating additional gross proceeds of $20,000,000 and incurring additional offering costs of $1,400,000 in underwriting fees, all of which are deferred until the completion of the Company’s initial business combination. Simultaneously with the exercise of the over-allotment, the Company consummated the Private Placement of an additional 40,000 Private Placement Units to the Sponsor and CCM, generating gross proceeds of $400,000. The issuance was made pursuant to the exemption from registration contained in Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act.
Offering costs for the IPO amounted to $12,729,318, consisting of $2,635,000 of underwriting fees, $9,150,000 of deferred underwriting fees payable (which are held in the Trust Account (defined below)) and $944,318 of other costs. The $9,150,000 of deferred underwriting fee payable is contingent upon the consummation of a Business Combination by January 8, 2023, subject to the terms of the underwriting agreement.
Following the closing of the IPO, $178,500,000 ($10.20 per Unit) from the net proceeds of the sale of the Units in the IPO, the Over-allotment Units and the Private Placement Units was placed in a trust account (“Trust Account”) and invested in U.S. government securities, within the meaning set forth in Section 2(a)(16) of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the “Investment Company Act”), with a maturity of 185 days or less or in money market funds meeting the conditions of the Investment Company Act, as determined by the Company, until the earlier of: (i) the completion of a Business Combination and (ii) the distribution of the Trust Account.
We paid a total of $3,100,000 underwriting discounts and commissions and $465,000 for other offering costs and expenses related to the IPO. In addition, the underwriter agreed to defer $9,150,000 in underwriting discounts and commissions.
For a description of the use of the proceeds generated in our IPO, see Part I, Item 2 of this Quarterly Report.
 
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ITEM 3.
DEFAULTS UPON SENIOR SECURITIES
None.
 
ITEM 4.
MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES
Not applicable.
 
ITEM 5.
OTHER INFORMATION
None.
 
ITEM 6.
EXHIBITS
The following exhibits are filed as part of, or incorporated by reference into, this Quarterly Report on Form
10-Q.
EXHIBITS
The following exhibits are filed as part of, or incorporated by reference into, this Quarterly Report on Form
10-Q.
 
No.
  
Description of Exhibit
    3.1
  
    3.2
  
  31.1*
  
  31.2*
  
  32.1*
  
  32.2*
  
101.INS*
  
XBRL Instance Document
101.SCH*
  
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document
101.CAL*
  
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document
101.DEF*
  
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document
101.LAB*
  
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Labels Linkbase Document
101.PRE*
  
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document
104
  
Cover Page Interactive Data File - the cover page interactive data is embedded within the Inline XBRL document or included within the Exhibit 101 attachments.
 
*
Filed herewith.
 
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SIGNATURES
In accordance with the requirements of the Exchange Act, the registrant caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
 
 
 
PHOENIX BIOTECH ACQUISITION CORP.
Date: May 13, 2022
 
 
By:
 
/s/ Chris Ehrlich
 
 
Name:
 
Chris Ehrlich
 
 
Title:
 
Chief Executive Officer and Director
 
 
 
(Principal Executive Officer)
Date: May 13, 2022
 
 
By:
 
/s/ Daniel Geffken
 
 
Name:
 
Daniel Geffken
 
 
Title:
 
Chief Financial Officer and Director
 
 
 
(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)
 
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EX-31.1 2 d344151dex311.htm EX-31.1 EX-31.1

EXHIBIT 31.1

CERTIFICATION OF CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

PURSUANT TO RULE 13A-14(A) UNDER THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934,

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

I, Chris Ehrlich, certify that:

 

1.

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

 

2.

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

 

3.

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

 

4.

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

 

  a)

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

 

  b)

(Paragraph omitted pursuant to Exchange Act Rules 13a-14(a) and 15d-15(a));

 

  c)

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

 

  d)

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

 

5.

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

 

  a)

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

 

  b)

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

Date: May 13, 2022

 

/s/ Chris Ehrlich

Chris Ehrlich
Chief Executive Officer
(Principal Executive Officer)
EX-31.2 3 d344151dex312.htm EX-31.2 EX-31.2

EXHIBIT 31.2

CERTIFICATION OF CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

PURSUANT TO RULE 13A-14(A) UNDER THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934,

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

I, Daniel Geffken, certify that:

 

1.

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

 

2.

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

 

3.

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

 

4.

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

 

  a)

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

 

  b)

(Paragraph omitted pursuant to Exchange Act Rules 13a-14(a) and 15d-15(a));

 

  c)

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

 

  d)

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

 

5.

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

 

  a)

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

 

  b)

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

Date: May 13, 2022

 

/s/ Daniel Geffken

Daniel Geffken
Chief Financial Officer
(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)
EX-32.1 4 d344151dex321.htm EX-32.1 EX-32.1

EXHIBIT 32.1

CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO

18 U.S.C. SECTION 1350

AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO

SECTION 906 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002

In connection with the Quarterly Report of Phoenix Biotech Acquisition Corp. (the “Company”) on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended March 31, 2022, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Report”), I, Chris Ehrlich, Chief Executive Officer of the Company, certify, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. §1350, as adopted pursuant to §906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, that, to the best of my knowledge:

 

  1.

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

 

  2.

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

Dated: May 13, 2022

 

/s/ Chris Ehrlich

Chris Ehrlich
Chief Executive Officer
(Principal Executive Officer)
EX-32.2 5 d344151dex322.htm EX-32.2 EX-32.2

EXHIBIT 32.2

CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO

18 U.S.C. SECTION 1350

AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO

SECTION 906 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002

In connection with the Quarterly Report of Phoenix Biotech Acquisition Corp. (the “Company”) on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended March 31, 2022, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Report”), I, Daniel Geffken, Chief Financial Officer of the Company, certify, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. §1350, as adopted pursuant to §906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, that, to the best of my knowledge:

 

  1.

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

 

  2.

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

Dated: May 13, 2022

 

/s/ Daniel Geffken

Daniel Geffken
Chief Financial Officer
(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)
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