Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Related Party Transactions

Related Party Transactions
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2018
Related Party Transactions [Abstract]  



Founder Shares


In October 2016, the Sponsor purchased 8,625,000 shares of Class F common stock (the “Founder Shares”) for $25,000, or approximately $0.001 per share (see Note 6). The Founder Shares are identical to the Class A common stock included in the Units being sold in the Public Offering except that the Founder Shares are convertible under the circumstances described below and subject to certain transfer restrictions, as described in more detail below. The Sponsor agreed to forfeit up to 1,125,000 Founder Shares to the extent that the over-allotment option was not exercised in full by the underwriters (see Notes 3 and 5) so that the initial stockholder would own 20.0% of the Company’s issued and outstanding shares after the Public Offering. As discussed further in Notes 3 and 5, on November 27, 2017, the underwriters’ notified the Company that they would not exercise the overallotment option and, as such, the 1,125,000 shares that were subject to forfeiture were forfeited as of the closing of the Public Offering on November 21, 2017. The Founder Shares will automatically convert into shares of Class A common stock at the time of the Business Combination on a one-for-one basis, subject to adjustment as described in the Company’s amended and restated certificate of incorporation.


In addition, in October 2016, the Sponsor also provided $1,000 as an initial advance under the related party loan that is discussed below.


The Company’s initial stockholder has agreed not to transfer, assign or sell any of their Founder Shares until the earlier of (A) one year after the completion of the Company’s initial Business Combination, or earlier if, subsequent to the Company’s initial Business Combination, the last sale price of the Company’s common stock equals or exceeds $12.00 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 at least 150 days after the Company’s initial Business Combination or (B) the date on which the Company completes a liquidation, merger, stock exchange or other similar transaction after the initial Business Combination that results in all of the Company’s stockholders having the right to exchange their shares of common stock for cash, securities or other property (the “Lock Up Period”).


Private Placement Warrants


Upon the closing of the Public Offering on November 21, 2017, the Sponsor paid the Company $8,750,000 for the private placement purchase from the Company of 17,500,000 warrants at $0.50 per warrant (the “Private Placement Warrants”). Each Private Placement Warrant entitles the holder to purchase one-half of one share of Class A common stock at $5.75 ($11.50 per whole share). A portion of the purchase price of the Private Placement Warrants has been added to the proceeds from the Public Offering held in the Trust Account pending completion of the Company’s initial Business Combination. The Private Placement Warrants (including the common stock issuable upon exercise of the Private Placement Warrants) are not transferable, assignable or salable until 30 days after the completion of the initial Business Combination and are non-redeemable so long as they are held by the Sponsor or its permitted transferees. If the Private Placement Warrants are held by someone other than the Sponsor or its permitted transferees, the Private Placement Warrants will be redeemable by the Company and exercisable by such holders on the same basis as the warrants included in the Units being sold in the Public Offering. Otherwise, the Private Placement Warrants have terms and provisions that are identical to those of the Warrants sold as part of the Units in the Public Offering and have no net cash settlement provisions.


If the Company does not complete a Business Combination within the required time period, then the proceeds will be part of the liquidating distribution to the public stockholders and the Warrants issued to the Sponsor will expire worthless.


Registration Rights


The Company’s initial stockholder and holders of the Private Placement Warrants are entitled to registration rights (in the case of the Founder Shares, only after conversion to shares of Class A common stock) pursuant to a registration rights agreement dated November 16, 2017. The Company’s initial stockholder and holders of the Private Placement Warrants are entitled to make up to three demands, excluding short form registration demands, that the Company register such securities for sale under the Securities Act. In addition, these holders have “piggy-back” registration rights to include their securities in other registration statements filed by the Company. The Company will bear the expenses incurred in connection with the filing of any such registration statements.


Related Party Loans and Costs


As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s Sponsor had agreed to loan the Company an aggregate of $485,000 by drawdowns of not less than $10,000 each against the issuance of an unsecured promissory note (the “Note”) to cover expenses related to this Public Offering and the Company’s organizational and initial financing activities. This loan was non-interest bearing and, as amended on June 30, 2017, payable on the earlier of December 31, 2017 or the completion of the Public Offering.


The initial drawdown under the Note was on December 31, 2016 for approximately $285,000 representing the amount charged by the Sponsor and its affiliates for services related to the Public Offering and for the Company’s organizational and initial financing activities, plus the $1,000 advance made in October 2016 discussed above. Such costs included consulting and administrative fees, formation costs, costs of initiating the Public Offering, including professional retentions, as well as travel and other administrative costs. On October 20, 2017, the Note was amended and restated to increase the amount available under the Note by $100,000, from $485,000 to $585,000, and the Company borrowed an additional $100,000, increasing the amount outstanding under the Note from approximately $474,000 to approximately $574,000. In total, during 2017 an additional approximately $289,000 was borrowed under the Note.


Upon the closing of the Public Offering on November 21, 2017, $100,000 of this note was repaid and the remaining approximately $474,000 was converted into Private Placement Warrants as a part of the $8,750,000 paid by the Sponsor for the Private Placement Warrants.


Administrative Service Agreement and Services Agreement


The Company pays $10,000 a month ($30,000 and $90,000, respectively, for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018) for office space, accounting services, utilities and secretarial support provided by the Sponsor subsequent to the date the Company’s securities were first listed on the NYSE. Such monthly fee will terminate upon the earlier of the consummation by the Company of an initial Business Combination or the liquidation of the Company.