Organization, Business Operation and Liquidity
|6 Months Ended|
Jun. 30, 2023
|Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]|
|Organization, Business Operation and Liquidity||
NOTE 1 — ORGANIZATION, BUSINESS OPERATION AND LIQUIDITY
Battery Future Acquisition Corp. (the “Company”) was incorporated as a Cayman Islands exempted company on July 29, 2021. The Company was incorporated for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar Business Combination with one or more businesses (“Business Combination”).
As of June 30, 2023, the Company had not commenced any operations. All activity for the period from July 29, 2021 (inception) through June 30, 2023, relates to the Company’s formation and the initial public offering (“Public Offering” or “IPO”) described below, and since the Public Offering, the Company’s search for a prospective Business Combination. The Company will not generate any operating revenues until after the completion of its initial Business Combination, at the earliest. The Company generates
non-operatingincome in the form of interest income from the proceeds derived from the Public Offering. The Company has selected December 31 as its fiscal year end.
The Company’s sponsor is Battery Future Sponsor LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (the “Sponsor”).
The registration statement for the Company’s Public Offering was declared effective on December 14, 2021 (the “Effective Date”). On December 17, 2021, the Company consummated the IPO of 34,500,000 units (including the underwriters’ full exercise of their over-allotment option) at $10.00 per unit (the “Units” and, with respect to the Class A ordinary shares included in the Units, the “public shares”), which is discussed in Note 3. Each Unit consists of one Class A ordinary share and
one-halfof one redeemable warrant (the “Public Warrants”). Each whole warrant entitles the holder to purchase one Class A ordinary share at a price of $11.50 per share.
Simultaneously with the consummation of the IPO, the Company consummated the private placement of 16,300,000 warrants (the “Private Placement Warrants”) and 3,051,111 Class B ordinary shares, par value $0.0001 per share, of the Company (the “Founder Shares”) to the Sponsor, Pala Investments Limited (“Pala”), Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. (“Cantor”) and Roth Capital Partners, LLC
(“Roth”), generatinggross proceeds to the Company of $16,300,000 (the “Private Placement”). In the Private Placement, the Sponsor purchased an aggregate of 9,445,000 Private Placement Warrants, Pala purchased an aggregate of 3,095,000 Private Placement Warrants and 2,751,111 Founder Shares, Cantor purchased an aggregate of 2,760,000 Private Placement Warrants and Roth purchased an aggregate of 1,000,000 Private Placement Warrants and 300,000 Founder Shares.
Transaction costs related to the IPO amounted to $7,607,233
,consisting of $6,900,000 of underwriting commissions, and $707,233 of other offering costs. In addition, $979,690 of cash was held outside of the Trust Account (as defined below) and was available for working capital purposes.
The Company must complete one or more initial Business Combinations having an aggregate fair market value of at least 80% of the net assets held in the Trust Account (as defined below) (excluding the taxes payable on the interest earned on the Trust Account) at the time of signing a definitive agreement in connection with the initial Business Combination. However, the Company will complete the initial Business Combination only if the post-Business Combination company in which its public shareholders own shares will own or acquire 50% or more of the outstanding voting securities of the target or is otherwise not required to register as an investment company under the Investment Company Act (the “Investment Company Act”). There is no assurance that the Company will be able to complete a Business Combination successfully.
Upon the closing of the Public Offering, management deposited $351,900,000, or $10.20 per Unit sold in the Public Offering, including the proceeds of the Private Placement Warrants, in a trust account (“Trust Account”) and were only invested in United States “government securities” within the meaning of Section 2(a)(16) of the Investment Company Act having a maturity of 185 days or less or in money market funds meeting certain conditions under Rule
2a-7promulgated under the Investment Company Act which invest only in direct U.S. government treasury obligations. However, on May 18, 2023, to mitigate the risk of being deemed to have been operating as an unregistered investment company under the Investment Company Act, the Company instructed Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, the trustee with respect to the Trust Account, to liquidate the U.S. government securities or money market funds held in the Trust Account and thereafter to hold all funds in the Trust Account in cash in an interest-bearing bank deposit account until the earlier of (i) the completion of a Business Combination or (ii) the distribution of the Trust Account. Interest on bank deposit accounts is variable and such accounts currently yield interest of approximately 4.65 % per annum. If the Company is unable to achieve more than minimal interest on the funds held in the Trust Account, the dollar amount the public shareholders would otherwise receive upon any redemption or liquidation of the Company would be less than if the assets in the Trust Account had remained in U.S. government securities or money market funds. Pursuant to the trust agreement, the trustee is not permitted to invest in other securities or assets.
Except with respect to interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account that may be released to the Company to pay its taxes, the proceeds from the Public Offering and the sale of the Private Placement Warrants will not be released from the Trust Account until the earliest of (i) the completion of the initial Business Combination, (ii) the redemption of the public shares if the Company is unable to complete the initial Business Combination within the Combination Period, subject to applicable law, and (iii) the redemption of the public shares properly submitted in connection with a shareholder vote to amend the Company’s amended and restated memorandum and articles of association (the “Articles”) to modify the substance or timing of the Company’s obligation to redeem 100% of the public shares if the Company has not consummated an initial Business Combination within the Combination Period or with respect to any other material provisions relating to shareholders’ rights or
pre-initialBusiness Combination activity. The proceeds deposited in the Trust Account could become subject to the claims of the Company’s creditors, if any, which could have priority over the claims of its public shareholders.
The Company will provide its public shareholders with the opportunity to redeem all or a portion of their public shares upon the completion of the initial Business Combination either (i) in connection with a general meeting called to approve the Business Combination or (ii) without a shareholder vote by means of a tender offer. The decision as to whether the Company will seek shareholder approval of a proposed Business Combination or conduct a tender offer will be made by the Company, solely in its discretion, and will be based on a variety of factors such as the timing of the transaction and whether the terms of the transaction would require the Company to seek shareholder approval under applicable law or stock exchange listing requirement.
The Company will provide its public shareholders with the opportunity to redeem all or a portion of their public shares upon the completion of the initial Business Combination at a
per-shareprice, payable in cash, equal to the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account calculated as of two business days prior to the consummation of the initial Business Combination, including interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account (which interest shall be net of taxes payable), divided by the number of then outstanding public shares, subject to the limitations and on the conditions described herein. The amount initially deposited into the Trust Account upon the consummation of the Public Offering was $351,900,000, representing $10.20 per public share. The per share amount the Company will distribute to investors who properly redeem their shares will not be reduced by the Marketing Fee the Company will pay to the underwriters. There will be no redemption rights upon the completion of the initial Business Combination 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 shareholder vote or tender offer in connection with the Company’s Business Combination and in connection with certain amendments to the Company’s Articles. In accordance with Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 480-10-S99, redemption provisions not solely within the control of a company require Class A ordinary shares subject to redemption to be classified outside of permanent equity. Given that the5,000,001, the Public Shares are redeemable and are classified as such on the condensed balance sheets until such date that a redemption event takes place.
Public Shares will be issued with other freestanding instruments (i.e., Public Warrants), the initial carrying value of Class A ordinary shares classified as temporary equity will be the allocated proceeds determined in accordance with ASC 470-20. The Class A ordinary shares are 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. While redemptions cannot cause the Company’s net tangible assets to fall below $
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 shareholder 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 shareholder vote is not required by applicable law or stock exchange listing req
and the Company does not decide to hold a shareholder vote for business or other reasons, the Company will, pursuant to its Articles, conduct the redemptions pursuant to the tender offer rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) and file tender offer documents with the SEC prior to completing a Business Combination. If, however, shareholder approval of the transaction is required by applicable law or stock exchange listing requirements, or the Company decides to obtain shareholder 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 shareholder approval in connection with a Business Combination, the Sponsor has agreed to vote its Founder Shares and any Public Shares purchased during or after the IPO in favor of approving a Business Combination. Additionally, each Public Shareholder 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.
The ordinary shares subject to redemption will be recorded at a redemption value and classified as temporary equity upon the completion of the Public Offering, in accordance with Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) ASC Topic 480
,“Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity.” In such case, the Company will proceed with a Business Combination if the Company’s Class A ordinary shares are not classified as a “penny stock” upon such consummation of a Business Combination and, if the Company seeks shareholder approval, a majority of the issued and outstanding shares voted are voted in favor of the Business Combination.
The Company will have until August 17, 2023 (as noted below due to the extension vote) to consummate the initial Business Combination. If the Company is unable to complete the initial Business Combination
bythe date by which it has to complete a Business Combination (the “Combination Period”), the Company will (i) cease all operations except for the purpose of winding up, (ii) as promptly as reasonably possible but not more than business days thereafter, redeem the public shares, at a
per-shareprice, 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 (which interest shall be net of taxes payable and up to $100,000 of interest to pay dissolution expenses), divided by the number of then outstanding public shares, which redemption will completely extinguish public shareholders’ rights as shareholders (including the right to receive further liquidating distributions, if any), and (iii) as promptly as reasonably possible following such redemption, subject to the approval of the Company’s remaining shareholders and its board of directors, liquidate and dissolve, subject, in each case, to the Company’s obligations under Cayman Islands law to provide for claims of creditors and the requirements of other applicable law. There will be no redemption rights or liquidating distributions with respect to the Company’s warrants, which will expire worthless if the Company fails to complete the initial Business Combination within the Combination Period.
On June 12, 2023, the Company held an extraordinary general meeting of shareholders and the Company’s shareholders approved the following proposals: (1) a proposal to approve by special resolution an amendment of the Company’s Amended and Restated Memorandum and Articles of Association to give the Company the right to extend the Combination Period up to twelve (12) times for an additional one (1) month each time, from June 17, 2023 to June 17, 2024, by depositing into the Trust Account the lesser of (i) $0.03 per outstanding share and (ii) $250,000 (the “Extension Payment”), until the earlier of (a) the completion of a Business Combination and (b) the announcement of the Company’s intention to wind up its operations and liquidate (the “Extension Amendment Proposal”), and (2) a proposal to approve an amendment to the Trust Agreement to (a) provide the Company the right to extend the Combination Period up to twelve (12) times for an additional one (1) month each time from June 17, 2023 to June 17, 2024 by depositing into the Trust Account, for each
one-monthextension, the Extension Payment and (b) provide that the company shall hold the trust assets solely in cash in an interest-bearing demand deposit account at a bank from and after the effectiveness of the Charter Amendment and the Trust Amendment (the “Trust Agreement Amendment Proposal”).
In connection with the shareholders’ vote at the extraordinary general meeting, holders of 23,063,075 Class A ordinary shares of the Company exercised their right to redeem such shares (the “Redemption”) for a pro rata portion of the funds held in the Trust Account. As a result, approximately $243.2 million (approximately $10.55 per share) was removed from the Trust Account to pay such holders and approximately $120.9 million remained in the Trust Account. As a result of the Redemption, the Company had 20,061,925 ordinary shares outstanding, which includes 11,436,925 Class A ordinary shares and 8,625,000 Class B ordinary shares.
On June 14, 2023, an aggregate of $500,000 was deposited by the Sponsor into the Trust Account of the Company for the Company’s public shareholders, representing $0.024 per public share (the “Extension Fee”), which enabled the Company to extend the period of time it has to consummate its Business Combination by two months to August 17, 2023 (the “Extension”). The Extension
constitutes the first two of up to twelve
one-monthextensions permitted under the Company’s governing documents and provides the Company with additional time to complete its Business Combination.
The Company’s initial shareholders, officers and directors, Pala and Roth have entered into a letter agreement with the Company, pursuant to which they have agreed to (i) waive their redemption rights with respect to any Founder Shares and public shares they hold in connection with the completion of the initial Business Combination, (ii) waive their redemption rights with respect to any Founder Shares and public shares they hold in connection with a shareholder vote to approve an amendment to the Company’s Articles to modify the substance or timing of the Company’s obligation to redeem 100% of the public shares if the Company has not consummated an initial Business Combination within the Combination Period or with respect to any other material provisions relating to shareholders’ rights or
pre-initialBusiness Combination activity and (iii) waive their rights to liquidating distributions from the Trust Account with respect to any Founder Shares they hold if the Company fails to complete the initial Business Combination within the Combination Period or any extended period of time that the Company may have to consummate an initial Business Combination as a result of an amendment to the Company’s Articles (although they will be entitled to liquidating distributions from the Trust Account with respect to any public shares they hold if the Company fails to complete the initial Business Combination within the prescribed time frame).
The Sponsor has agreed that it will be liable to the Company if and to the extent any claims by a third party for services rendered or products sold to the Company, or a prospective target business with which the Company has entered into a written letter of intent, confidentiality or other similar agreement or Business Combination agreement, reduce the amount of funds in the Trust Account to below the lesser of (i) $10.20 per public share and (ii) the actual amount per public share held in the Trust Account as of the date of the liquidation of the Trust Account, if less than $10.20 per public share due to reductions in the value of the trust assets, less taxes payable, provided that such
liability will not apply to any claims by a third party or prospective target business who executed a waiver of any and all rights to the monies held in the Trust Account (whether or not such waiver is enforceable) nor will it apply to any claims under the Company’s indemnity of the underwriters of the Public Offering against certain liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). However, the Company has not asked the Sponsor to reserve for such indemnification obligations, nor has the Company independently verified whether the Sponsor has sufficient funds to satisfy its indemnity obligations and the Company believe that the Sponsor’s only assets are securities of the Company. Therefore, the Company cannot assure that the Sponsor would be able to satisfy those obligations.
On February 23, 2023, the Company signed a
non-bindingletter of intent for a Business Combination with a company in the battery technology sector.
Liquidity and Capital Resources
As of June 30, 2023, the Company had $128,313 in cash and a working capital deficit of $2,392,672.
The Company’s liquidity needs up to the closing of the IPO on December 17, 2021 had been satisfied through a payment from the Sponsor of $25,000 (see Note 5) for the Founder Shares to cover certain offering costs and the loan under an unsecured promissory note from the Sponsor of $300,000 (see Note 5). The promissory note was fully repaid as of the closing of the IPO.
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, provide the Company Working Capital Loans (as defined in Note 5). As of June 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, the Company had $975,000 and $0 of borrowings under the Working Capital Loans, respectively.
In connection with the Company’s assessment of going concern considerations in accordance with
FASBAccounting Standards Update (“ASU”)
2014-15,“Disclosures of Uncertainties about an Entity’s Ability to Continue as a Going Concern,” the Company has until August 17, 2023 to consummate a Business Combination. It is uncertain that the Company will be able to consummate a Business Combination by this time. Additionally, the Company may not have sufficient liquidity to fund the working capital needs of the Company until one year from the issuance of these unaudited condensed financial statements. If a Business Combination is not consummated by this date, there will be a mandatory liquidation and subsequent dissolution of the Company. Management has determined that the liquidity condition and mandatory liquidation, should a Business Combination not occur, and potential subsequent dissolution, raises substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. No adjustments have been made to the carrying amounts of assets or liabilities should the Company be required to liquidate after August 17, 2023.
The Company intends to complete the proposed Business Combination before the mandatory liquidation date.
Risks and Uncertainties
Management continues to evaluate the impact of the
COVID-19pandemic and has concluded that while it is reasonably possible that the virus could have a negative effect on the Company’s financial position, results of its operations and/or search for a target company, the specific impact is not readily determinable as of the date of these unaudited condensed financial statements. The unaudited condensed financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty.
The entire disclosure for organization, consolidation and basis of presentation of financial statements disclosure.
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