|Description of Organization and Business Operations
Note 1. Description of Organization and Business Operations
Mosaic Acquisition Corp. (the “Company”) is a blank check company and was incorporated in the Cayman Islands on July 26, 2017. Effective December 21, 2018, the Company changed its jurisdiction of incorporation from Cayman Islands to the State of Delaware (“Domestication”). The Company was formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses that the Company has not yet identified (“business combination”). Although the Company is not limited to a particular industry or geographic region for purposes of consummating a Business Combination, the Company intends to capitalize on the ability of its management team to identify, acquire and operate a business that may provide opportunities for attractive risk-adjusted returns.
All activity from July 26, 2017 (inception) through June 30, 2019 relates to the Company’s formation, completion of the initial public offering (“Initial Public Offering”), entering into forward purchase agreements, and, since the closing of the Initial Public Offering, the search for a Business Combination candidate described below.
The registration statement for the Company’s Initial Public Offering was declared effective on October 18, 2017. On October 23, 2017, the Company consummated its Initial Public Offering of 34,500,000 units (“units”), including the issuance of 4,500,000 units as a result of the underwriters’ exercise of their over-allotment option in full, at $10.00 per unit, generating gross proceeds of $345 million and incurring offering costs of approximately $19.7 million, inclusive of $12.075 million in deferred underwriting commissions (Note 6).
Simultaneously with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, the Company consummated the private placement (“private placement”) of 5,933,334 warrants (the “private placement warrants”), at a price of $1.50 per private placement warrant, with the Company’s sponsors, Mosaic Sponsor, LLC and Fortress Mosaic Sponsor LLC (each a “sponsor” and, together, the “sponsors”), generating gross proceeds of $8.9 million (Note 4).
Upon the closing of the Initial Public Offering and private placement, $345 million ($10.00 per unit) of the aggregate net proceeds of the sale of the units in the Initial Public Offering and the Private Placement was placed in a U.S.-based trust account (“Trust Account”) at J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., maintained by Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, acting as trustee. Beginning in January 2018, the proceeds held in the Trust Account are invested in U.S. government securities, within the meaning set forth in Section 2(a)(16) of the Investment Company Act, with a maturity of 180 days or less or in any open-ended investment company that holds itself out as a money market fund selected by the Company meeting the conditions of paragraphs (d)(2), (d)(3) and (d)(4) of Rule
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 Initial Public Offering and the sale of private placement warrants, 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’s initial Business Combination must be with one or more target businesses that together have 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 1940, as amended, or the Investment Company Act.
The Company will provide its holders of Class A common stock (“public stockholders”) with the opportunity to redeem all or a portion of their Class A common stock 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, solely in its discretion. If, however, stockholder approval of the transaction is required by law or stock exchange listing requirement, or the Company decides to obtain stockholder approval for business or other legal reasons, it will: (i) conduct the redemptions in conjunction with a proxy solicitation pursuant to Regulation 14A of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), which regulates the solicitation of proxies, and not pursuant to the tender offer rules; and (ii) file proxy materials with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). The public stockholders will be entitled to redeem their Class A common stock for a pro rata portion of the amount then in the Trust Account (initially approximately $10.00 per share) plus any pro rata interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account and not previously released to the Company to fund working capital requirements, subject to an annual limit of $750,000, and/or to pay for the Company’s tax obligations. Since inception, the Company has withdrawn approximately $1.1 million for working capital and approximately $906,000 for taxes obligations. The
amount to be distributed to public stockholders who redeem their Class A common stock will not be reduced by the deferred underwriting commissions the Company will pay to the underwriters (as discussed in Note 6). These shares of Class A common stock are recorded at a redemption value and classified as temporary equity upon the completion of the Initial Public Offering, in accordance with Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 480 “Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity.” In such case, the Company will proceed with a business combination if the Company has net tangible assets of at least $5,000,001 upon such consummation of a business combination and a majority of the shares voted are voted in favor of the business combination. If a stockholder vote is not required by the law and the Company does not decide to hold a stockholder vote for business or other legal 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, a stockholder approval of the transactions is required by law, or the Company decides to obtain stockholder approval for business or legal 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. Additionally, each public stockholder may elect to redeem their Class A common stock irrespective of whether they vote for or against the proposed transaction. If the Company seeks stockholder approval in connection with a business combination, the initial stockholders (as defined below) have agreed to vote their founder shares (as defined in Note 5) and any Class A common stock purchased during or after the Initial Public Offering in favor of a business combination. In addition, the initial stockholders have agreed to waive their redemption rights with respect to their founder shares and Class A common stock in connection with the completion of a business combination.
In addition, certain institutional and accredited investors (“anchor investors”) have entered into forward purchase agreements with the Company, pursuant to which the anchor investors agreed to purchase an aggregate of 15,789,474 shares of Class A common stock, at a purchase price of $9.50 per share of Class A common stock (for an aggregate amount of approximately $150 million), in a private placement to occur concurrently with the closing of the initial business combination (“forward purchase agreements”). The obligations under the forward purchase agreements do not depend on whether any Class A common stock are redeemed by the public stockholders. In connection with these agreements, if the last reported sale price of the Class A common stock is less than $11.00 (as adjusted for share splits, share combinations and the like) for at least 20 trading days (whether or not consecutive) during the period of 30 consecutive trading days ending on the first anniversary of the initial business combination, each anchor investor may purchase from the sponsors, at a price per share of Class A common stock of $0.01, a number of Class A common stock (“contingent call shares”) no greater than (a) the number of forward purchase shares issued and sold to such anchor investor less any forward purchase shares sold by such anchor investor prior to its exercise of the right to purchase such contingent call shares divided by (b) 18 (as adjusted for share splits, share combinations and the like).
Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Company’s 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 Exchange Act), is restricted from redeeming its shares with respect to more than an aggregate of 15% or more of the Class A common stock sold in the Initial Public Offering, without the prior consent of the Company.
The Company’s sponsors, officers and directors (the “initial stockholders”) agreed not to propose an amendment to the Company’s Memorandum and Articles of Association that would affect the substance or timing of the Company’s obligation to redeem 100% of its Class A common stock if the Company does not complete a business combination, unless the Company provides the public stockholders with the opportunity to redeem their Class A common stock in conjunction with any such amendment.
If the Company is unable to complete a business combination within 24 months from the closing of the Initial Public Offering (or October 23, 2019), or 27 months from the closing of the Initial Public Offering (or January 23, 2020) if the Company has executed a letter of intent, agreement in principle or definitive agreement for an initial business combination within 24 months from the closing of the Initial Public Offering (the “Combination Period”), the Company will (i) cease all operations except for the purpose of winding up, (ii) as promptly as reasonably possible but no more than ten business days thereafter, redeem 100% of the outstanding Class A common stock which redemption will completely extinguish public stockholders’ rights as stockholders (including the right to receive further liquidation distributions, if any), subject to applicable law and (iii) as promptly as reasonably possible following such redemption, subject to the approval of the remaining stockholders and the Company’s board of directors, proceed to commence a voluntary liquidation and thereby a formal dissolution of the Company, subject in each case to its obligations to provide for claims of creditors and the requirements of applicable law.
The initial stockholders 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 Class A common stock in or after the Initial Public Offering, they will be entitled to liquidating distributions from the Trust Account with respect to such Class A common stock if the Company fails to complete a business combination within the Combination Period. The underwriters have agreed to waive their rights to their 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 funds held in the Trust Account that will be available to fund the redemption of the Company’s Class A common stock. 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 only $10.00 per share initially held in the Trust Account (or less than that in certain circumstances). In order to protect the amounts held in the Trust Account, the sponsors have agreed to be liable to the Company, jointly and severally, 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 underwriters of the Initial Public Offering 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 sponsors 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 sponsors will have to indemnify the Trust Account due to claims of creditors by endeavoring to have all vendors, service providers (other than the Company’s independent auditors), prospective target businesses or other entities with which the Company does business, execute agreements with the Company waiving any right, title, interest or claim of any kind in or to monies held in the Trust Account.
As of June 30, 2019, the Company had approximately $927,000 in its operating bank account, approximately $8.3 million of interest income from investments held in Trust Account available to fund working capital requirements, subject to an annual limit of $750,000, and/or to pay for the Company’s tax obligations, and working capital of approximately $876,000.
In order to finance transaction costs in connection with a business combination, the sponsors or an affiliate of the sponsors, 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”) (see Note 5).
In connection with the Company’s assessment of going concern considerations in accordance with the Financial Accounting Standard Board’s Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”)
“Disclosures of Uncertainties about an Entity’s Ability to Continue as a Going Concern,” management has determined that the mandatory liquidation and subsequent dissolution raises substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. Management has not recorded any adjustments to the carrying amounts of assets or liabilities after considering the requirement to liquidate after October 23, 2019 if the Company is unable to complete a Business Combination.