Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

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RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2021
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RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

NOTE 5 — RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

Founder Shares

In February 2019, an Initial Stockholder purchased an aggregate of 100 shares of the Company’s common stock for an aggregate price of $25,000. On June 29, 2020, the Company effected a stock dividend of 43,125 shares of common stock for each share of common stock outstanding, resulting in an aggregate of 4,312,500 shares of common stock being outstanding. On July 1, 2021, certain of the Initial Stockholders sold an aggregate of 1,490,874 shares of common stock to the Company for an aggregate purchase price of $8,643, of which 1,437,500 shares were cancelled and the remaining 53,374 shares were purchased by certain of the Company’s officers from the Company for an aggregate purchase price of $464, resulting in an aggregate of 2,875,000 shares of common stock being outstanding (the “Founder Shares”). The Founder Shares included an aggregate of up to 375,000 shares subject to forfeiture by the Initial Stockholders to the extent that the underwriters’ over-allotment was not exercised in full or in part, so that the Initial Stockholders would collectively own approximately 20% of the Company’s issued and outstanding shares after the Initial Public Offering (assuming the Initial Stockholders did not purchase any Public Shares in the Initial Public Offering and excluding the Private Shares). As a result of the underwriters’ election to fully exercise their over-allotment option, no Founder Shares are subject to forfeiture.

The sale of the Founder Shares to certain of the Company’s officers, as described above, is within the scope of FASB ASC Topic 718, “Compensation-Stock Compensation” (“ASC 718”). Under ASC 718, stock-based compensation associated with equity-classified awards is measured at fair value upon the grant date. The fair value of the 53,374 shares sold to the Company’s officers was $323,446, or $6.06 per share. The Founder Shares were effectively sold subject to a performance condition (i.e., the occurrence of a Business Combination). Compensation expense related to the Founder Shares is recognized only when the performance condition is probable of occurrence. Stock-based compensation will be recognized at the date a Business Combination is considered probable in an amount equal to the number of Founder Shares times the grant date fair value per share (unless subsequently modified) less the amount initially received for the purchase of the Founder Shares. As of December 31, 2021, the Company determined that a Business Combination is not considered probable, and, therefore, no stock-based compensation expense has been recognized.

The Initial Stockholders have agreed, subject to certain limited exceptions, not to transfer, assign or sell any of the Founder Shares until (1) with respect to 50% of the Founder Shares, the earlier of six months after the completion of a Business Combination and the date on which the closing price of the common stock equals or exceeds $12.50 per share (as adjusted for stock splits, stock dividends, reorganizations, recapitalizations and the like) for any 20 trading days within any 30-trading day period commencing after a Business Combination and (2) with respect to the remaining 50% of the Founder Shares, six months after the completion of a Business Combination, or earlier, in either case, if, subsequent to a Business Combination, the Company completes a liquidation, merger, stock exchange or other similar transaction which results in all of the Company’s stockholders having the right to exchange their shares of common stock for cash, securities or other property.

Promissory Note — Related Party

On March 3, 2021, the Company issued an unsecured promissory note to an Initial Stockholder (the “Promissory Note”), pursuant to which the Company could borrow up to an aggregate principal amount of $200,000. The Promissory Note was non-interest bearing and payable on the earlier of the consummation of the Initial Public Offering or the date on which the Company determined not to proceed with the Initial Public Offering. The outstanding balance under the Promissory Note of $200,000 was repaid at the closing of the Initial Public Offering on August 10, 2021. Borrowings under Promissory Note are no longer available.

Related Party Loans

In order to finance transaction costs in connection with a Business Combination, the Initial Stockholders and certain of the Company’s officers and directors (or their affiliates) 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 would be repaid upon consummation of a Business Combination, without interest. No Working Capital Loans were outstanding as of December 31, 2021 and 2020.

Underwriting Agreement and Business Combination Marketing Agreement

On August 5, 2021, the Company entered into an underwriting agreement and a business combination marketing agreement with Roth Capital Partners, LLC (“Roth”) and Craig-Hallum Capital Group LLC (“Craig-Hallum”), the underwriters in the Initial Public Offering. The underwriters are related parties of the Company. See Note 6 for a discussion of the business combination marketing agreement.