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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the quarterly period ended September 30, 2021

OR

TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the transition period from            to           

Commission file number 001-39908

 

Queen’s Gambit Growth Capital

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)

Cayman Islands

98-1571453

(State or Other Jurisdiction of
Incorporation or Organization)

(I.R.S. Employer
Identification Number)

 

 

55 Hudson Yards, 44th Floor

New York, New York

10001

 

 

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)

(Zip Code)

 

 

(917) 907-4618

(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)

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 Class A ordinary share and one-third of one warrant

 

GMBTU

 

Nasdaq Capital Market

Class A ordinary shares, par value $0.0001 per share

 

GMBT

 

Nasdaq Capital Market

Warrants, each whole warrant exercisable for one Class A ordinary share at an exercise price of $11.50 per share

 

GMBTW

 

Nasdaq Capital 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 November 15, 2021, 34,500,000 Class A ordinary shares, par value $0.0001 per share, and 8,625,000 Class B ordinary shares, par value $0.0001 per share, were issued and outstanding.

 

 

 


 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

PART I – CONDENSED FINANCIAL INFORMATION

1

 

 

 

 

Item 1.

 

Condensed Financial Statements

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Condensed Balance Sheets as of September 30, 2021 (Unaudited) and December 31, 2020

1

 

 

 

Unaudited Condensed Statements of Operations for the Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2021

2

 

 

 

Unaudited Condensed Statements of Changes in Shareholders’ Equity (Deficit) for the Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2021

3

 

 

 

Unaudited Condensed Statement of Cash Flows for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2021

4

 

 

 

Notes to Unaudited Condensed Interim Financial Statements

5

 

 

 

 

Item 2.

 

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

21

 

 

 

 

Item 3.

 

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

26

 

 

 

 

Item 4.

 

Controls and Procedures

26

 

 

PART II – OTHER INFORMATION

27

 

 

 

 

Item 1.

 

Legal Proceedings

27

 

 

 

 

Item 1A.

 

Risk Factors

27

 

 

 

 

Item 2.

 

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

28

 

 

 

 

Item 3.

 

Defaults Upon Senior Securities

29

 

 

 

 

Item 4.

 

Mine Safety Disclosures

29

 

 

 

 

Item 5.

 

Other Information

29

 

 

 

 

Item 6.

 

Exhibits

30

 

 

 

 

 

 

Signatures

32

 

 

 

 


 

 

PART I – CONDENSED FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1.

Condensed Financial Statements

 

QUEEN’S GAMBIT GROWTH CAPITAL

CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS

 

 

 

September 30,

2021

 

 

December 31,

2020

 

Assets

 

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash

 

$

1,392,419

 

 

$

-

 

Due from related party

 

 

21,527

 

 

 

-

 

Prepaid expenses

 

 

665,971

 

 

 

-

 

Total current assets

 

 

2,079,917

 

 

 

-

 

Deferred offering costs

 

 

-

 

 

 

280,543

 

Investments held in Trust Account

 

 

345,083,423

 

 

 

-

 

Total Assets

 

$

347,163,340

 

 

$

280,543

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities, Class A Ordinary Shares Subject to Possible Redemption and Shareholders' Equity (Deficit):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

 

$

148,178

 

 

$

10,000

 

Accrued expenses

 

 

5,733,765

 

 

 

189,513

 

Note payable - related party

 

 

-

 

 

 

67,543

 

Total current liabilities

 

 

5,881,943

 

 

 

267,056

 

Deferred underwriting commissions

 

 

9,996,000

 

 

 

-

 

Derivative warrant liabilities

 

 

26,343,040

 

 

 

-

 

Total liabilities

 

 

42,220,983

 

 

 

267,056

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commitments and Contingencies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class A ordinary shares, $0.0001 par value; 0 shares subject to possible redemption at $10.00 per share

 

 

345,000,000

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shareholders' Equity (Deficit):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preference shares, $0.0001 par value; 5,000,000 shares authorized; none issued or outstanding as of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

Class A ordinary shares, $0.0001 par value; 500,000,000 shares authorized; no non-redeemable shares issued and outstanding

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

Class B ordinary shares, $0.0001 par value; 50,000,000 shares authorized; 8,625,000 shares issued and outstanding as of September 30, 2021, and December 31, 2020

 

 

863

 

 

 

863

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

 

-

 

 

 

24,137

 

Accumulated deficit

 

 

(40,058,506

)

 

 

(11,513

)

Total shareholders' equity (deficit)

 

 

(40,057,643

)

 

 

13,487

 

Total Liabilities, Class A Ordinary Shares Subject to Possible Redemption and Shareholders' Equity (Deficit)

 

$

347,163,340

 

 

$

280,543

 

   

 

 

See accompanying notes to unaudited condensed financial statements.

1


 

 

QUEEN’S GAMBIT GROWTH CAPITAL

UNAUDITED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

 

For the Three

Months Ended

September 30,

2021

 

 

For the Nine

Months Ended

September 30,

2021

 

General and administrative expenses

$

4,922,676

 

 

$

6,540,622

 

Loss from operations

 

(4,922,676

)

 

 

(6,540,622

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other income (expenses):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Change in fair value of derivative warrant liabilities

 

3,315,760

 

 

 

(1,386,040

)

Financing costs - derivative warrant liabilities

 

-

 

 

 

(488,173

)

Loss on issuance of private placement warrants

 

-

 

 

 

(6,052,000

)

Interest income

 

39

 

 

 

101

 

Income from investments held in the Trust Account

 

9,793

 

 

 

83,423

 

Net loss

$

(1,597,084

)

 

$

(14,383,311

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average shares outstanding Class A ordinary shares, basic and diluted

 

34,500,000

 

 

 

31,846,154

 

Basic and diluted net loss per ordinary share, Class A ordinary shares

$

(0.04

)

 

$

(0.36

)

Weighted average shares outstanding Class B ordinary shares, basic and diluted

 

8,625,000

 

 

 

8,538,462

 

Basic and diluted net loss per ordinary share, Class B ordinary shares

$

(0.04

)

 

$

(0.36

)

 

  

See accompanying notes to unaudited condensed financial statements.

2


 

 

QUEEN’S GAMBIT GROWTH CAPITAL

UNAUDITED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY (DEFICIT)

FOR THE THREE AND NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2021

 

 

 

Ordinary Shares

 

 

Additional

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

 

 

Class A

 

 

Class B

 

 

Paid-in

 

 

 

 

Accumulated

 

 

Shareholders'

 

 

Shares

 

 

Amount

 

 

Shares

 

 

Amount

 

 

Capital

 

 

 

 

Deficit

 

 

Deficit

 

Balance - December 31, 2020

 

-

 

 

$

-

 

 

 

8,625,000

 

 

$

863

 

 

$

24,137

 

 

 

 

$

(11,513

)

 

$

13,487

 

Accretion of Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption amount

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

(24,137

)

 

 

 

 

(25,663,682

)

 

 

(25,687,819

)

Net loss

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

(11,024,227

)

 

 

(11,024,227

)

Balance - March 31, 2021 (unaudited)

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

8,625,000

 

 

 

863

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

(36,699,422

)

 

 

(36,698,559

)

Net loss

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

(1,762,000

)

 

 

(1,762,000

)

Balance -  June 30, 2021 (unaudited)

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

8,625,000

 

 

 

863

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

(38,461,422

)

 

 

(38,460,559

)

Net loss

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

(1,597,084

)

 

 

(1,597,084

)

Balance -  September 30, 2021 (unaudited)

 

-

 

 

$

-

 

 

 

8,625,000

 

 

$

863

 

 

$

-

 

 

 

 

$

(40,058,506

)

 

$

(40,057,643

)

 

  

 

See accompanying notes to unaudited condensed financial statements.

3


 

 

QUEEN’S GAMBIT GROWTH CAPITAL

UNAUDITED CONDENSED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS

 

FOR THE NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2021

 

 

Cash Flows from Operating Activities:

 

 

 

 

Net loss

 

$

(14,383,311

)

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:

 

 

 

 

General and administrative expenses paid by related party under note payable

 

 

208

 

Change in the fair value of derivative liabilities

 

 

1,386,040

 

Loss on issuance of private placement warrants

 

 

6,052,000

 

Due from related party

 

 

(21,527

)

Income from investments held in the Trust Account

 

 

(83,423

)

Financing cost - derivative warrant liabilities

 

 

488,173

 

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

 

Prepaid expenses

 

 

(665,971

)

Accounts payable

 

 

148,178

 

Accrued expenses

 

 

5,652,252

 

Net cash used in operating activities

 

$

(1,427,381

)

 

 

 

 

 

Cash Flows from Investing Activities:

 

 

 

 

Cash deposited in Trust Account

 

 

(345,000,000

)

Net cash used in investing activities

 

$

(345,000,000

)

 

 

 

 

 

Cash Flows from Financing Activities:

 

 

 

 

Repayment of note payable to related party

 

 

(90,786

)

Proceeds received from initial public offering, gross

 

 

345,000,000

 

Proceeds received from private placement

 

 

8,900,000

 

Offering costs paid

 

 

(5,989,414

)

Net cash provided by financing activities

 

$

347,819,800

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net change in cash

 

 

1,392,419

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash - beginning of the period

 

 

-

 

Cash - end of the period

 

$

1,392,419

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplemental disclosure of non-cash investing and financing activities:

 

 

 

 

Offering costs included in accrued expenses

 

$

70,000

 

Offering costs paid by related party under promissory note

 

$

23,034

 

Deferred underwriting commissions

 

$

9,996,000

 

 

 

 

See accompanying notes to unaudited condensed financial statements.

4


QUEEN’S GAMBIT GROWTH CAPITAL
NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

 

 

Note 1—Description of Organization and Business Operations

Queen’s Gambit Growth Capital (the “Company”) was incorporated as a Cayman Islands exempted company on December 9, 2020. 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 (the “Business Combination”). The Company is an emerging growth company and, as such, the Company is subject to all of the risks associated with emerging growth companies.

As of September 30, 2021, the Company had not commenced any operations. All activity for the period from December 9, 2020 (inception) through September 30, 2021 relates to the Company’s formation and the initial public offering (the “Initial Public Offering”), as described below, and since the Initial Public Offering, the search for an 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’s sponsor is Queen’s Gambit Holdings LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (the “Sponsor”). The registration statement for the Company’s Initial Public Offering was declared effective on January 19, 2021. On January 22, 2021, the Company consummated its Initial Public Offering of 34,500,000 units (the “Units” and, with respect to the Class A ordinary shares, the “Class A ordinary shares”) included in the Units being offered, (the “Public Shares”), including 4,500,000 additional Units to cover over-allotments (the “Over-Allotment Units”), at $10.00 per Unit, generating gross proceeds of $345.0 million, and incurring offering costs of approximately $16.2 million, of which approximately $10.0 million was for deferred underwriting commissions (Note 5).

Simultaneously with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, the Company consummated the private placement (the “Private Placement”) of 5,933,333 warrants (each, a “Private Placement Warrant” and collectively, the “Private Placement Warrants”), at a price of $1.50 per Private Placement Warrant with the Sponsor, generating gross proceeds of $8.9 million (Note 4).

Upon the closing of the Initial Public Offering and the Private Placement, $345.0 million ($10.00 per Unit) of the net proceeds of the Initial Public Offering and certain of the proceeds of the Private Placement were placed in a trust account (the “Trust Account”), located in the United States, with Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company acting as trustee, and were invested only in United States “government securities” within the meaning of Section 2(a)(16) of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the “Investment Company Act”) having a maturity of 185 days or less or in money market funds meeting certain conditions under Rule 2a-7 promulgated under the Investment Company Act that invest only in direct U.S. government treasury obligations, 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 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.

The Company will provide the holders of its Public Shares (the “Public Shareholders”), 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 shareholder meeting called to approve the Business Combination or (ii) by means of a tender offer. The decision as to whether the Company will seek shareholder approval of a Business Combination or conduct a tender offer will be made by the Company, solely in its discretion.

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The Public Shareholders will be entitled to redeem their Public Shares for a pro rata portion of the amount then in the Trust Account (initially anticipated to be $10.00 per Public Share). The per-share amount to be distributed to Public Shareholders who redeem their Public Shares will not be reduced by the deferred underwriting commissions the Company will pay to the underwriters (as discussed in Note 5). These Public Shares are classified as temporary equity on the condensed balance sheets in accordance with the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (“FASB”) 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 and the approval of an ordinary resolution. If a shareholder vote is not required by law and the Company does not decide to hold a shareholder vote for business or other legal reasons, the Company will, pursuant to its Amended and Restated Memorandum and Articles of Association (the “Amended and Restated Memorandum and Articles of Association”), conduct the redemptions pursuant to the tender offer rules of the U.S. 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 transactions is required by law, or the Company decides to obtain shareholder 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 Shareholder may elect to redeem their Public Shares irrespective of whether they vote for or against the proposed transaction. If the Company seeks shareholder approval in connection with a Business Combination, the Initial Shareholders (as defined below) agreed to vote their Founder Shares (as defined below in Note 4) and any Public Shares purchased during or after the Initial Public Offering in favor of a Business Combination. Subsequent to the consummation of the Initial Public Offering, the Company will adopt an insider trading policy which will require insiders to: (i) refrain from purchasing shares during certain blackout periods and when they are in possession of any material non-public information and (ii) to clear all trades with the Company’s legal counsel prior to execution. In addition, the Initial Shareholders agreed to waive their redemption rights with respect to their Founder Shares and Public Shares in connection with the completion of a Business Combination.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Amended and Restated Memorandum and Articles of Association provides that a Public Shareholder, together with any affiliate of such shareholder or any other person with whom such shareholder 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 ordinary shares sold in the Initial Public Offering, without the prior consent of the Company.

The Company’s Sponsor, officers and directors (the “Initial Shareholders”) agreed not to propose an amendment to the Amended and Restated Memorandum and Articles of Association (i) that would modify the substance or timing of the Company’s obligation to allow redemption in connection with the initial Business Combination or to redeem 100% of its Public Shares if the Company does not complete a Business Combination within 24 months from the closing of the Initial Public Offering, or January 22, 2023, (the “Combination Period”) or (ii) with respect to any other provision relating to shareholders’ rights or pre-initial Business Combination activity, unless the Company provides the Public Shareholders with the opportunity to redeem their Class A ordinary shares in conjunction with any such amendment.

If the Company is unable to complete a Business Combination within 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 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 (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 issued and outstanding Public Shares, which redemption will completely extinguish Public Shareholders’ rights as shareholders (including the right to receive further liquidation distributions, if any) and (iii) as promptly as reasonably possible following such redemption, subject to the approval of the remaining shareholders and the board of directors, liquidate and dissolve, subject, in the case of clauses (ii) and (iii), to the Company’s obligations under Cayman Islands law to provide for claims of creditors and in all cases subject to the other requirements of applicable law.

 

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The Initial Shareholders 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 Shareholders or members of the Company’s management team acquire Public Shares in or after the Initial Public Offering, 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 underwriters agreed to waive their rights to their deferred underwriting commission (see Note 5) held in the Trust Account in the event the Company does not complete a Business Combination within in 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 only $10.00 per share initially held in the Trust Account. In order to protect the amounts held in the Trust Account, the Sponsor 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 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 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 for the Company’s independent registered accounting firm), 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.

Proposed Business Combination

 

On July 28, 2021, the Company (“SPAC”), Swvl Inc., a British Virgin Islands business company limited by shares incorporated under the laws of the British Virgin Islands (“Swvl”), Pivotal Holdings Corp, a British Virgin Islands business company limited by shares incorporated under the laws of the British Virgin Islands and wholly owned subsidiary of Swvl (“Holdings”), Pivotal Merger Sub Company I, a Cayman Islands exempted company with limited liability and wholly owned subsidiary of Holdings (“Cayman Merger Sub”), and Pivotal Merger Sub Company II Limited, a British Virgin Islands business company limited by shares incorporated under the laws of the British Virgin Islands and wholly owned subsidiary of SPAC (“BVI Merger Sub”), entered into a business combination agreement (the “Business Combination Agreement”), pursuant to which, among other things, (a) in accordance with the Cayman Islands Companies Act (As Revised) (the “Cayman Companies Act”), SPAC will merge with and into Cayman Merger Sub (the “SPAC Merger”), with Cayman Merger Sub surviving the SPAC Merger (Cayman Merger Sub, in its capacity as the surviving company of the SPAC Merger, is sometimes referred to herein as, and from and after the SPAC Merger shall mean, the “SPAC Surviving Company”) and becoming the sole owner of all of the issued and outstanding shares of $1.00 par value per share of BVI Merger Sub (each, a “BVI Merger Sub Common Share”), (b) concurrently with the consummation of the SPAC Merger, and subject to the BVI Business Companies Act, 2004 (as amended, the “BVI Companies Act”), Holdings will redeem each Class A ordinary share, par value $0.0001, of Holdings (each, a “Holdings Common Share A”) and each Class B ordinary share, par value $0.0001, of Holdings (each, a “Holdings Common Share B”) issued and outstanding immediately prior to the SPAC Merger for par value (the “Holdings Redemption”), (c) following the SPAC Merger and subject to the Cayman Companies Act and the BVI Companies Act, the SPAC Surviving Company will distribute all of the issued and outstanding BVI Merger Sub Common Shares to Holdings (the “BVI Merger Sub Distribution”), (d) following the BVI Merger Sub Distribution, in accordance with the BVI Companies Act, BVI Merger Sub will merge with and into Swvl (the “Swvl Merger”, and together with the SPAC Merger, the “Mergers”), with Swvl surviving the Swvl Merger as a wholly owned subsidiary of Holdings (Swvl, in its capacity as the surviving company of the Swvl Merger, is sometimes referred to herein as, and from and after the Swvl Merger shall mean, the “Surviving Subsidiary Company”). The Mergers, together with the other transactions related thereto, are referred to herein as the “proposed transaction.” References herein to “SPAC” shall refer to Queen’s Gambit Growth Capital for all periods prior to completion of the SPAC Merger and to the SPAC Surviving Company for all periods after completion of the SPAC Merger.

 

At the effective time of the SPAC Merger (the “SPAC Merger Effective Time”)

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a)

by virtue of the SPAC Merger and without any action on the part of SPAC, Cayman Merger Sub, BVI Merger Sub, the Company, Holdings or the holders of any of the following securities:

 

 

i.

each ordinary share of Cayman Merger Sub, par value $1.00 per share, issued and outstanding immediately prior to the SPAC Merger Effective Time will be automatically converted into one share of the SPAC Surviving Company, which will constitute the only outstanding shares of the SPAC Surviving Company;

 

 

ii.

each Class A ordinary share, par value $0.0001 per share, of SPAC (each, a “SPAC Class A Ordinary Share”) issued and outstanding immediately prior to the SPAC Merger Effective Time will be automatically cancelled, extinguished and converted into the right to receive one Holdings Common Share A; and

 

 

iii.

each Class B ordinary share, par value $0.0001 per share, of SPAC, will be automatically cancelled, extinguished and converted into the right to receive one Holdings Common Share B;

 

 

 

b)

each fraction of or whole warrant to purchase SPAC Class A Ordinary Shares (each, a “SPAC Warrant”) issued, outstanding and unexercised immediately prior to the SPAC Merger Effective Time will be automatically assumed and converted into a fraction or whole warrant, as the case may be, to acquire (in the case of a whole warrant) one Holdings Common Share A, subject to the same terms and conditions (including exercisability terms) as were applicable to the corresponding former warrants of SPAC (each such resulting warrant, a “Holdings Warrant”); and

 

 

c)

without duplication of the foregoing, each unit of SPAC, comprised of one SPAC Class A Ordinary Share and one-third of one SPAC Warrant, existing and outstanding immediately prior to the SPAC Merger Effective Time will be automatically cancelled, extinguished and converted into one unit of Holdings, comprised of one Holdings Common Share A and one-third of one Holdings Warrant.

 

The proposed transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is further described in the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on July 28, 2021. The Business Combination Agreement, the form of PIPE Subscription Agreement and other related agreements are included with the Current Report on Form 8-K filing.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

As of September 30, 2021, the Company had approximately $1.4 million in its operating bank account and working capital deficit of approximately $3.8 million.

The Company’s liquidity needs to date have been satisfied through a payment of $25,000 by the Sponsor to cover certain offering expenses on behalf of the Company in exchange for the issuance of the Founder Shares, a loan of approximately $91,000 in total prior to the Initial Public Offering from the Sponsor pursuant to the Note (see Note 4), and subsequent to the Initial Public Offering, the net proceeds from the consummation of the Initial Public Offering and the Private Placement held outside of the Trust Account. The Company repaid the Note in full on January 28, 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, provide the Company Working Capital Loans (see Note 4). As of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, there were no amounts outstanding under any Working Capital Loan.

 

Management has determined that the Company has access to funds from the Sponsor or an affiliate of the Sponsor, or certain of the Company’s officers and directors to meet its needs through the earlier of the consummation of a Business Combination or one year from this filing. Over this time period, the Company will be using these funds for paying existing accounts payable, identifying and evaluating prospective initial Business Combination candidates, performing due diligence on prospective target businesses paying for travel expenditures,

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selecting the target business to merge with or acquire, and structuring, negotiating and consummating the Business Combination.

Note 2—Summary of Significant Accounting Policies and Basis of Presentation

Basis of Presentation

The accompanying unaudited condensed financial statements are presented in U.S. dollars in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) for interim financial information and with the instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 8 of Regulation S-X and pursuant to the rules and regulations of the SEC. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by GAAP. In the opinion of management, the unaudited condensed financial statements reflect all adjustments, which include only normal recurring adjustments necessary for the fair statement of the balances and results for the periods presented. Operating results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected through December 31, 2021 or any future periods.

The accompanying unaudited condensed financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited financial statements and notes thereto included in the final prospectus and the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020, filed by the Company with the SEC on January 21, 2021 and March 29, 2021, respectively.

Revision to Previously Reported Financial Statements

In preparation of the Company’s unaudited condensed financial statements as of and for the quarterly period ended September 30, 2021, the Company concluded it should revise its financial statements to classify all Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption in temporary equity. In accordance with the SEC and its staff’s guidance on redeemable equity instruments, ASC 480, paragraph 10-S99, redemption provisions not solely within the control of the Company require Class A ordinary shares subject to redemption to be classified outside of permanent equity. The Company had previously classified a portion of its Class A ordinary shares in permanent equity, or total shareholders’ equity. Although the Company did not specify a maximum redemption threshold, its Amended and Restated Memorandum and Articles of Association currently provides that, the Company will not redeem its public shares in an amount that would cause its net tangible assets to be less than $5,000,001. Previously, the Company did not consider redeemable stock classified as temporary equity as part of net tangible assets. Effective with these financial statements, the Company revised this interpretation to include temporary equity in net tangible assets. Accordingly, effective with this filing, the Company presents all of its redeemable Class A ordinary shares as temporary equity and recognized accretion from the initial book value to redemption value at the time of its Initial Public Offering and in accordance with ASC 480. The change in the carrying value of the redeemable Class A ordinary shares at the Initial Public Offering date resulted in a decrease of approximately $5.5 million in additional paid-in capital and an increase of approximately $31.7 million to accumulated deficit, as well as a reclassification of 3,722,768 Class A ordinary shares from permanent equity to temporary equity. The Company will present this revision in a prospective manner in all future filings. Under this approach, the previously issued financial statement included as an exhibit to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on January 25, 2021, and Current Reports on Form 10-Q will not be amended, but historical amounts presented in current and future filings will be recast to be consistent with the current presentation, and an explanatory footnote will be provided.

The impact of the revision to the unaudited condensed balance sheets as of March 31, 2021, and June 30, 2021, is a reclassification of $41.7 million and $43.5 million, respectively, from total shareholders’ equity to Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption. There is no impact to the reported amounts for total assets, total liabilities, or net income (loss). In connection with the change in presentation for the Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption, the Company has revised its earnings per share calculation to allocate income and losses shared pro rata between the two classes of shares. This presentation contemplates a Business Combination as the most likely outcome, in which case, both classes of shares share pro rata in the income and losses of the Company.

 

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NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

 

Emerging Growth Company

The Company is an “emerging growth company,” as defined in Section 2(a) of the Securities Act, as modified by the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012 (the “JOBS Act”), and it may take advantage of certain exemptions from various reporting requirements that are applicable to other public companies that are not emerging growth companies including, but not limited to, not being required to comply with the independent registered public accounting firm attestation requirements of Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, reduced disclosure obligations regarding executive compensation in its periodic reports and proxy statements, and exemptions from the requirements of holding a nonbinding advisory vote on executive compensation and shareholder approval of any golden parachute payments not previously approved.

Further, Section 102(b)(1) of the JOBS Act 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 unaudited condensed 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 these unaudited condensed financial statements in conformity with 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 unaudited condensed financial statements. Making estimates requires management to exercise significant judgment. 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 condensed financial statements, which management considered in formulating its estimate, could change in the near term due to one or more future confirming events. Accordingly, the actual results could differ significantly from those estimates.


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. As of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, there were no cash equivalents.


Concentration of Credit Risk

Financial instruments that potentially subject the Company to concentration 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, and any cash held in the Trust Account. As of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, the Company had not experienced losses on these accounts and management believes the Company is not exposed to significant risks on such accounts.

Investments Held in the Trust Account

 

The Company’s portfolio of investments is comprised of U.S. government securities, within the meaning set forth in Section 2(a)(16) of the Investment Company Act, with a maturity of 185 days or less, or investments in money market funds that invest in U.S. government securities and generally have a readily determinable fair value, or a combination thereof. When the Company’s investments held in the Trust Account are comprised of U.S. government securities, the investments are classified as trading securities. When the Company’s investments held in the Trust Account are comprised of money market funds, the investments are recognized at fair value. Trading

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NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

securities and investments in money market funds are presented on the balance sheets at fair value at the end of each reporting period. Gains and losses resulting from the change in fair value of these securities is included in income from investments held in the Trust Account in the accompanying unaudited condensed statement of operations. The estimated fair values of investments held in the Trust Account are determined using available market information.

 

Fair Value of Financial Instruments

 

The fair value of the Company’s assets and liabilities which qualify as financial instruments under the FASB ASC Topic 820, “Fair Value Measurements,” equal or approximate the carrying amounts represented in the condensed balance sheets.

Fair Value of Financial Measurements

 

Fair value is defined as the price that would be received for sale of an asset or paid for transfer of a liability, in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. GAAP establishes a three-tier fair value hierarchy, which prioritizes the inputs used in measuring fair value. The hierarchy gives the highest priority to unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities (Level 1 measurements) and the lowest priority to unobservable inputs (Level 3 measurements). These tiers consist of:

 

 

Level 1, defined as observable inputs such as quoted prices (unadjusted) for identical instruments in active markets;

 

 

Level 2, defined as inputs other than quoted prices in active markets that are either directly or indirectly observable such as quoted prices for similar instruments in active markets or quoted prices for identical or similar instruments in markets that are not active; and

 

 

Level 3, defined as unobservable inputs in which little or no market data exists, therefore requiring an entity to develop its own assumptions, such as valuations derived from valuation techniques in which one or more significant inputs or significant value drivers are unobservable.

 

In some circumstances, the inputs used to measure fair value might be categorized within different levels of the fair value hierarchy. In those instances, the fair value measurement is categorized in its entirety in the fair value hierarchy based on the lowest level input that is significant to the fair value measurement.

 

Derivative Warrant Liabilities

The Company does not use derivative instruments to hedge its exposures to cash flow, market, or foreign currency risks. Management evaluates all of the Company’s financial instruments, including issued warrants to purchase its Class A ordinary shares, to determine if such instruments are derivatives or contain features that qualify as embedded derivatives, pursuant to ASC 480 and FASB ASC Topic 815, “Derivatives and Hedging” (“ASC 815”). The classification of derivative instruments, including whether such instruments should be recorded as liabilities or as equity, is re-assessed at the end of each reporting period.

   The Public Warrants and the Private Placement Warrants are recognized as derivative liabilities in accordance with ASC 815. Accordingly, the Company recognized the warrant instruments as liabilities at fair value and adjusts the carrying value of the instruments to fair value at each reporting period until they are exercised. The fair value of the Public Warrants issued in connection with the Initial Public Offering were initially measured at fair value using a Monte Carlo simulation model, and subsequently measured by their listed trading price. The initial and subsequent fair value of the Private Placement Warrants was estimated using a Modified Black-Scholes model. The determination of the fair value of the warrant liabilities may be subject to change as more current information becomes available and accordingly the actual results could differ significantly. Derivative warrant liabilities are classified as non-current liabilities as their liquidation is not reasonably expected to require the use of current assets or require the creation of current liabilities.

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Offering Costs Associated with the Initial Public Offering

Offering costs consisted of legal, accounting, underwriting fees and other costs incurred that were directly related to the Initial Public Offering. Offering costs are allocated to the separable financial instruments issued in the Initial Public Offering based on a relative fair value basis, compared to total proceeds received. Offering costs associated with warrant liabilities are expensed as incurred, presented as non-operating expenses in the condensed statements of operations. Offering costs associated with the Public Shares were charged against the carrying value of Class A ordinary shares upon the completion of the Initial Public Offering. Of the total offering costs of the Initial Public Offering, approximately $0.5 million is included in financing cost-derivative warrant liabilities in the unaudited condensed statements of operations and $15.7 million were charged against the carrying value of Class A ordinary shares. The Company classifies deferred underwriting commissions as non-current liabilities as their liquidation is not reasonably expected to require the use of current assets or require the creation of current liabilities.

Class A Ordinary Shares Subject to Possible Redemption

The Company accounts for its Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption in accordance with the guidance in ASC Topic 480. Class A ordinary shares subject to mandatory redemption (if any) are classified as liability instruments and are measured at fair value. Shares of conditionally redeemable Class A ordinary shares (including Class A ordinary shares that feature 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) are classified as temporary equity. At all other times, Class A ordinary shares are classified as shareholders’ equity. The Company’s Class A ordinary shares feature certain redemption rights that are considered to be outside of the Company’s control and subject to the occurrence of uncertain future events. Accordingly, as of the Initial Public Offering, 34,500,000 Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption are presented as temporary equity, outside of the shareholders’ equity section of the Company’s unaudited condensed balance sheets.

Effective with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, the Company recognized the accretion from initial book value to redemption amount, which resulted in charges against additional paid-in capital (to the extent available) and accumulated deficit.

Income Taxes

FASB ASC Topic 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 September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020. The Company’s management determined that the Cayman Islands is the Company’s only major tax jurisdiction. 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 as of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020. The Company is currently not aware of any issues under review that could result in significant payments, accruals or material deviation from its position.

There is currently no taxation imposed on income by the Government of the Cayman Islands. In accordance with Cayman Islands income tax regulations, income taxes are not levied on the Company. Consequently, income taxes are not reflected in the Company’s unaudited condensed financial statements. The Company’s management does not expect that the total amount of unrecognized tax benefits will materially change over the next twelve months.

Net Income (Loss) Per Ordinary Share 

The Company complies with accounting and disclosure requirements of FASB ASC Topic 260, “Earnings Per Share.” The Company has two classes of ordinary shares, which are referred to as Class A ordinary shares and Class B ordinary shares. Income and losses are shared pro rata between the two classes of ordinary shares. Net income (loss) per ordinary share is calculated by dividing the net income (loss) by the weighted average ordinary shares outstanding for the respective period.

The calculation of diluted net income per ordinary share does not consider the effect of the warrants issued in connection with the Initial Public Offering and the Private Placement to purchase an aggregate of 17,433,333 Class

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A ordinary shares in the calculation of diluted income per share, because their exercise is contingent upon future events, and their inclusion would be anti-dilutive under the treasury stock method. As a result, diluted net income (loss) per share is the same as basic net income (loss) per share for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021. Accretion associated with the redeemable Class A ordinary shares is excluded from earnings per share as the redemption value approximates fair value.

The following table reflects presents a reconciliation of the numerator and denominator used to compute basic and diluted net income (loss) per share for each class of ordinary shares:

 

 

 

For the

Three Months Ended

September 30, 2021

 

 

For the Period from

February 10, 2021

(inception) through

September 30, 2021

 

 

 

Class A

 

 

Class B

 

 

Class A

 

 

Class B

 

Basic net income (loss) per ordinary share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Numerator:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allocation of net income

 

$

(1,277,667

)

 

$

(319,417

)

 

$

(11,249,859

)

 

$

(3,133,452

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Denominator:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic weighted average ordinary shares outstanding

 

 

34,500,000

 

 

 

8,625,000

 

 

 

30,497,238

 

 

 

8,494,475

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic net income per ordinary share

 

$

(0.04

)

 

$

(0.04

)

 

$

(0.37

)

 

$

(0.37

)

 

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

In August 2020, the FASB issued ASU No. 2020-06, Debt-Debt with Conversion and Other Options (Subtopic 470-20) and Derivatives and Hedging-Contracts in Entity’s Own Equity (Subtopic 815-40): Accounting for Convertible Instruments and Contracts in an Entity’s Own Equity (“ASU 2020-06”), which simplifies accounting for convertible instruments by removing major separation models required under current GAAP. ASU 2020-06 also removes certain settlement conditions that are required for equity-linked contracts to qualify for the derivative scope exception, and it simplifies the diluted earnings per share calculation in certain areas. The Company adopted ASU 2020-06 on January 1, 2021. The Company elected the modified retrospective method for transition. Adoption of the ASU did not have a material impact on the Company’s financial position, results of operations or cash flows. 

Management does not believe that any other recently issued, but not yet effective, accounting pronouncements, if currently adopted, would have a material effect on the Company’s unaudited condensed financial statements.

    

    

         

    

Note 3—Initial Public Offering

On January 22, 2021, the Company consummated its Initial Public Offering of 34,500,000 Units, including 4,500,000 Over-Allotment Units, at $10.00 per Unit, generating gross proceeds of $345.0 million, and incurring offering costs of approximately $16.2 million, of which approximately $10.0 million was for deferred underwriting commissions.  Affiliates of Agility Public Warehousing Company K.S.C.P. (“Agility”), related parties, and Luxor Capital Group, LP purchased 5,940,000 Units offered in the Initial Public Offering (“Affiliated Units”).

Each Unit consists of one Class A ordinary share, par value $0.0001 per share and one-third of one redeemable warrant (each, a “Public Warrant”). Each whole Public Warrant entitles the holder to purchase one Class A ordinary share at a price of $11.50 per share, subject to adjustment (see Note 6).

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QUEEN’S GAMBIT GROWTH CAPITAL
NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

Note 4—Related Party Transactions

 

Founder Shares

On December 9, 2020, the Sponsor paid $25,000, or approximately $0.004 per share, to cover certain offering expenses on behalf of the Company in exchange for the issuance of 6,468,750 Class B ordinary shares, par value $0.0001 (“Class B ordinary shares” or “Founder Shares”). On January 13, 2021 and January 19, 2021, the Company effected a share capitalization of 1,437,500 and 718,750 Class B ordinary shares, respectively, resulting in an aggregate of 8,625,000 Class B ordinary shares outstanding. All shares and associated amounts have been retroactively restated to reflect the share capitalization. Up to 1,125,000 Founder Shares were subject to forfeiture to the extent that the over-allotment option was not exercised in full by the underwriters, so that the Founder Shares would represent 20.0% of the Company’s issued and outstanding shares after the Initial Public Offering. On January 22, 2021, the underwriters fully exercised the over-allotment option; thus, these 1,125,000 Founder Shares were no longer subject to forfeiture.

The Initial Shareholders agreed, subject to limited exceptions, not to transfer, assign or sell any of their Founder Shares until the earlier to occur of: (i) one year after the completion of the initial Business Combination or (ii) the date following the completion of the initial Business Combination on which the Company completes a liquidation, merger, share exchange or other similar transaction that results in all of the shareholders having the right to exchange their ordinary shares for cash, securities or other property. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if the closing price of the Class A ordinary shares equals or exceeds $12.00 per share (as adjusted for share sub-divisions, share capitalizations, reorganizations, recapitalizations and the like) for any 20 trading days within any 30-trading day period commencing at least 150 days after the initial Business Combination, the Founder Shares will be released from the lockup.

Private Placement Warrants

Simultaneously with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, the Company consummated the Private Placement of 5,933,333 Private Placement Warrants, at a price of $1.50 per Private Placement Warrant with the Sponsor, generating gross proceeds of $8.9 million.

Each whole Private Placement Warrant is exercisable for one whole Class A ordinary share at a price of $11.50 per share. A portion of the proceeds from the Private Placement Warrants was added to the proceeds from the Initial Public Offering held in the Trust Account. If the Company does not complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period, the Private Placement Warrants will expire worthless. The Private Placement Warrants will be non-redeemable and exercisable on a cashless basis so long as they are held by the Sponsor or its permitted transferees.

The Initial Shareholders agreed, subject to limited exceptions, not to transfer, assign or sell any of their Private Placement Warrants until 30 days after the completion of the initial Business Combination.

Sponsor Loan

On December 9, 2020, the Sponsor agreed to loan the Company up to $300,000 to cover expenses related to the Initial Public Offering pursuant to a promissory note (the “Note”). This loan was non-interest bearing and due upon the completion of the Initial Public Offering. As of December 31, 2020, there was an outstanding balance of approximately $68,000. The Company borrowed approximately $91,000 under the Note and repaid the Note in full on January 28, 2021. Subsequent to the repayment, the facility was no longer available to the Company.

 

Working Capital Loans

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. In the event that a Business Combination does not close, the Company may use a portion of the 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. 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 Private Placement Warrants at a price of $1.50 per warrant. 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. As of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, the Company had no borrowings under the Working Capital Loans.

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QUEEN’S GAMBIT GROWTH CAPITAL
NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

Administrative Support Agreement

Commencing on the date the Company’s securities were first listed on the NASDAQ, the Company agreed to pay an affiliate of the Sponsor a total of $10,000 per month for office space, secretarial and administrative services provided to the Company. Upon completion of the initial Business Combination or the Company’s liquidation, the Company would cease paying these monthly fees. On June 21, 2021, the Company entered into an amended letter agreement (the “Amended Administrative Support Agreement”), by and between the Company and the Sponsor, to confirm the agreement of the Company and the Sponsor that, to the extent requested by the Company, the Sponsor shall make available to the Company certain office space, utilities and secretarial and administrative support as may be reasonably required by the Company, and, upon the Sponsor’s request and provision of documentation evidencing the reasonable amounts incurred to provide such office space or support, the Company shall reimburse the Sponsor for such amounts in cash, provided that such reimbursement shall not exceed $240,000 in the aggregate. As of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, the Company incurred $0 for administrative support. 

Note 5—Commitments & Contingencies

Registration and Shareholder Rights

The holders of Founder Shares, Private Placement Warrants and securities that may be issued upon conversion of Working Capital Loans, if any, are entitled to registration rights pursuant to a registration rights agreement.

These holders were entitled to make up to three demands, excluding short form demands, that the Company registers such securities. In addition, these holders will have certain “piggy-back” registration rights with respect to registration statements filed subsequent to the completion of the initial Business Combination. The Company will bear the expenses incurred in connection with the filing of any such registration statements.

Underwriting Agreement

The Company granted the underwriters a 45-day option from the final prospectus relating to the Initial Public Offering to purchase up to 4,500,000 Over-Allotment Units, if any, at the Initial Public Offering price less the underwriting discounts and commissions. On January 22, 2021, the underwriters fully exercised their over-allotment option.

The underwriters did not receive any underwriting discounts or commissions on the Affiliated Units. With respect to the remaining Units offered in the Initial Public Offering, the underwriters were entitled to an underwriting discount of $0.20 per unit, or $5.7 million in the aggregate, paid upon the closing of the Initial Public Offering. In addition, $0.35 per unit, or approximately $10.0 million in the aggregate will be payable to the underwriters for deferred underwriting commissions. The deferred fee will become payable to the underwriters 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.

Risks and Uncertainties

Management continues to evaluate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the industry 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.

 

Note 6—Derivative Warrant Liabilities

 

The Company issued 11,500,000 warrants to purchase Class A ordinary shares to investors in the Company’s Initial Public Offering and simultaneously issued 5,933,333 Private Placement Warrants.

 

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QUEEN’S GAMBIT GROWTH CAPITAL
NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

 

     The Public Warrants will become exercisable at $11.50 per share on the later of (a) 30 days after the completion of a Business Combination or (b) 12 months from the closing of the Initial Public Offering; provided in each case that the Company has an effective registration statement under the Securities Act covering the Class A ordinary shares issuable upon exercise of the warrants and a current prospectus relating to them is available (or the Company permits holders to exercise their warrants on a cashless basis and such cashless exercise is exempt from registration under the Securities Act). The Company agreed that as soon as practicable, but in no event later than 20 business days after the closing of the initial Business Combination, the Company will use commercially reasonable efforts to file with the SEC and have an effective registration statement covering the Class A ordinary shares issuable upon exercise of the warrants and to maintain a current prospectus relating to those Class A ordinary shares until the warrants expire or are redeemed, as specified in the warrant agreement. If a registration statement covering the Class A ordinary shares issuable upon exercise of the warrants is not effective by the 60th business day after the closing of the initial Business Combination, warrant holders may, until such time as there is an effective registration statement and during any period when the Company will have failed to maintain an effective registration statement, exercise warrants on a “cashless basis” in accordance with Section 3(a)(9) of the Securities Act or another exemption. Notwithstanding the above, if the Class A ordinary shares are at the time of any exercise of a warrant not listed on a national securities exchange such that they satisfy the definition of a “covered security” under Section 18(b)(1) of the Securities Act, the Company may, at its option, require holders of Public Warrants who exercise their warrants to do so on a “cashless basis” in accordance with Section 3(a)(9) of the Securities Act and, in the event the Company so elects, it will not be required to file or maintain in effect a registration statement, and in the event the Company does not so elect, it will use commercially reasonable efforts to register or qualify the shares under applicable blue sky laws to the extent an exemption is not available.

 

The warrants will expire five years after the completion of a Business Combination or earlier upon redemption or liquidation.

 

The exercise price and number of ordinary shares issuable upon exercise of the warrants may be adjusted in certain circumstances including in the event of a share dividend, or recapitalization, reorganization, merger or consolidation. In addition, if (x) the Company issues additional Class A ordinary shares or equity-linked securities for capital-raising purposes in connection with the closing of the initial Business Combination at an issue price or effective issue price of less than $9.20 per Class A ordinary share (with such issue price or effective issue price to be determined in good faith by the board of directors and, in the case of any such issuance to the Initial Shareholders or their affiliates, without taking into account any Founder Shares held by the Initial Shareholders or such affiliates, as applicable, prior to such issuance) (the “Newly Issued Price”), (y) the aggregate gross proceeds from such issuances represent more than 60% of the total equity proceeds, plus interest thereon, available for the funding of the initial Business Combination on the date of the consummation of the initial Business Combination (net of redemptions), and (z) the volume-weighted average trading price of the Class A ordinary shares during the 10-trading day period starting on the trading day prior to the day on which the Company consummates the initial Business Combination (such price, the “Market Value”) is below $9.20 per share, then the exercise price of the warrants will be adjusted (to the nearest cent) to be equal to 115% of the higher of the Market Value and the Newly Issued Price, the $18.00 per share redemption trigger price described below will be adjusted (to the nearest cent) to be equal to 180% of the higher of the Market Value and the Newly Issued Price, and the $10.00 per share redemption trigger price described below will be adjusted (to the nearest cent) to be equal to the higher of the Market Value and the Newly Issued Price.

 

The Private Placement Warrants are identical to the Public Warrants underlying the Units sold in the Initial Public Offering, except that the Private Placement Warrants and the ordinary shares issuable upon exercise of the Private Placement Warrants, so long as they are held by the Sponsor or its permitted transferees, (i) will not be redeemable by the Company, (ii) may not (including the Class A ordinary shares issuable upon exercise of these warrants), subject to certain limited exceptions, be transferred, assigned or sold by the holders until 30 days after the completion of the initial Business Combination, (iii) may be exercised by the holders on a cashless basis and (iv) will be entitled to registration rights. If the Private Placement Warrants are held by holders other than the Sponsor or its permitted transferees, the Private Placement Warrants will be redeemable by the Company and exercisable by the holders on the same basis as the Public Warrants.

 

Redemption of warrants when the price per share of Class A Ordinary Shares equals or exceeds $18.00 

 

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QUEEN’S GAMBIT GROWTH CAPITAL
NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

 

Once the warrants become exercisable, the Company may call the Public Warrants for redemption (except with respect to the Private Placement Warrants):

 

 

in whole and not in part;

 

 

at a price of $0.01 per warrant;

 

 

upon a minimum of 30 days’ prior written notice of redemption; and

 

 

if, and only if, the last reported sale price (the “closing price”) of the Class A ordinary shares equals or exceeds $18.00 per share (as adjusted) for any 20 trading days within a 30-trading day period ending on the third trading day prior to the date on which the Company sends the notice of redemption to the warrant holders.

 

Redemption of warrants when the price per share of Class A Ordinary Shares equals or exceeds $10.00

 

In addition, once the warrants become exercisable, the Company may call the warrants for redemption:

 

 

in whole and not in part;

 

 

at $0.10 per warrant upon a minimum of 30 days’ prior written notice of redemption provided that holders will be able to exercise their warrants on a cashless basis prior to redemption and receive that number of Class A ordinary shares to be determined by reference to an agreed table based on the redemption date and the “fair market value” of the Class A ordinary shares;

 

 

if, and only if, the last reported sale price of the Class A ordinary shares equals or exceeds $10.00 per share (as adjusted) on the trading day before the Company sends the notice of redemption to the warrant holders; and

 

The “fair market value” of the Class A ordinary shares for the above purpose shall mean the volume-weighted average price of the Class A ordinary shares during the 10 trading days immediately following the date on which the notice of redemption is sent to the holders of warrants. In no event will the warrants be exercisable in connection with this redemption feature for more than 0.361 Class A ordinary shares per warrant (subject to adjustment).

 

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. Additionally, in no event will the Company be required to net cash settle any Warrants. If the Company is unable to complete the initial 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.

Note 7—Class A Ordinary Shares Subject to Possible Redemption

The Company’s Class A ordinary shares feature certain redemption rights that are considered to be outside of the Company’s control and subject to the occurrence of future events. The Company is authorized to issue 350,000,000 shares of Class A ordinary shares with a par value of $0.0001 per share. Holders of the Company’s Class A ordinary shares are entitled to one vote for each share. As of September 30, 2021, there were 34,500,000 shares of Class A ordinary shares outstanding, which were all subject to possible redemption and are classified outside of permanent equity in the condensed balance sheets.

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QUEEN’S GAMBIT GROWTH CAPITAL
NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

The Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption reflected on the condensed balance sheets are reconciled on the following table:

 

Gross proceeds from Initial Public Offering

 

$

345,000,000

 

Less:

 

 

 

 

Fair value of Public Warrants at issuance

 

 

(10,005,000

)

Offering costs allocated to Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption

 

 

(15,682,819

)

Plus:

 

 

 

 

Accretion on Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption amount

 

 

25,687,819

 

Class A common stock subject to possible redemption

 

$

345,000,000

 

 

 

Note 8—Shareholders’ Equity

Preference Shares-The Company is authorized to issue 5,000,000 preference shares with a par value of $0.0001 per share, 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  September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, there were no preference shares issued or outstanding.

 

Class A Ordinary Shares-The Company is authorized to issue 500,000,000 Class A ordinary shares with a par value of $0.0001 per share.      As of September 30, 2021, there was 34,500,000 Class A ordinary shares issued and outstanding , which were all subject to possible redemption and are classified outside of permanent equity in the unaudited condensed balance sheets (see Note 7). As of December 31, 2020, there were no Class A ordinary shares issued or outstanding.

 

Class B Ordinary Shares-The Company is authorized to issue 50,000,000 Class B ordinary shares with a par value of $0.0001 per share. Holders are entitled to one vote for each Class B ordinary share. As of December 31, 2020, 8,625,000 Class B ordinary shares were issued and outstanding, which reflected the share capitalizations as discussed in Note 4 and Note 9. Of the 8,625,000 Class B ordinary shares issued and outstanding, up to 1,125,000 shares were subject to forfeiture to the Company for no consideration to the extent that the underwriters’ over-allotment option was not exercised in full or in part, so that the Initial Shareholders would collectively own approximately 20% of the Company’s issued and outstanding ordinary shares after the Initial Public Offering (see Note 4). On January 22, 2021, the underwriters fully exercised the over-allotment option; thus, these 1,125,000 Class B ordinary shares were no longer subject to forfeiture. As a result, as of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, there were 8,625,000  Class B ordinary shares issued and outstanding.

Holders of the Class A ordinary shares and holders of the Class B ordinary shares will vote together as a single class on all matters submitted to a vote of the Company’s shareholders, except as required by law or stock exchange rule; provided that only holders of the Class B ordinary shares have the right to vote on the election of the Company’s directors prior to the initial Business Combination.

The Class B ordinary shares will automatically convert into Class A ordinary shares at the time of the initial Business Combination on a one-for-one basis (as adjusted). In the case that additional Class A ordinary shares or equity-linked securities are issued or deemed issued in connection with the initial Business Combination, the number of Class A ordinary shares issuable upon conversion of all Founder Shares will equal, in the aggregate, 20% of the total number of Class A ordinary shares outstanding after such conversion (after giving effect to any redemptions of Class A ordinary shares by Public Shareholders), including the total number of Class A ordinary shares issued, or deemed issued or issuable upon conversion or exercise of any equity-linked securities or rights issued or deemed issued, by the Company in connection with or in relation to the consummation of the initial Business Combination, excluding any Class A ordinary shares or equity-linked securities exercisable for or convertible into Class A ordinary shares issued, or to be issued, to any seller in the initial Business Combination and any Private Placement Warrants issued to the Sponsor, officers or directors upon conversion of Working Capital Loans; provided that such conversion of Founder Shares will never occur on a less than one-for-one basis.

 

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QUEEN’S GAMBIT GROWTH CAPITAL
NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

 

Note 9—Fair Value Measurements

 

The following table presents information about the Company’s assets and liabilities that are measured at fair value on a recurring basis as of September 30, 2021 and indicates the fair value hierarchy of the valuation techniques that the Company utilized to determine such fair value:

There were no assets and liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis as of December 31, 2020.

 

Description

 

Quoted Prices

in Active

Markets

(Level 1)

 

 

Significant Other

Observable Inputs

(Level 2)

 

Significant Other

Unobservable

Inputs (Level 3)

 

Assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Investments held in Trust Account - U.S. Treasury Securities

 

$

345,083,423

 

 

$

-

 

$

-

 

Liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Derivative warrant liabilities - Public Warrants

 

$

9,683,700

 

 

$

-

 

$

-

 

Derivative warrant liabilities - Private Warrants

 

$

-

 

 

$

-

 

$

16,659,340

 

Transfers to/from Levels 1, 2, and 3 are recognized at the beginning of the reporting period. The estimated fair value of the Public Warrants transferred from a Level 3 measurement to a Level 1 fair value measurement as the Public Warrants were separately listed and traded in March 2021. There were no other transfers to/from Levels 1, 2, and 3 during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021.

 

Level 1 instruments include investments in U.S. treasury securities invested in government securities and the Public Warrants. The Company uses inputs such as actual trade data, benchmark yields, quoted market prices from dealers or brokers, and other similar sources to determine the fair value of its investments.

 

The fair value of the Public Warrants issued in connection with the Public Offering were initially measured at fair value using a Monte Carlo simulation model and subsequently, the fair value of the Public Warrants have been measured based on the listed market price of such warrants, a Level 1 measurement. The fair value of the Private Warrants was initially and subsequently estimated using a Modified Black-Scholes Model. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021, the Company recognized a net gain of $3.3 million and a net loss of $1.4 million, respectively, resulting from the change in the fair value of the derivative warrant liabilities, presented as change in fair value of derivative warrant liabilities on the accompanying unaudited condensed statements of operations.

 

The estimated fair value of the Private Placement Warrants, and the Public Warrants prior to being separately listed and traded, was determined using Level 3 inputs and inherent uncertainties are involved. If factors or assumptions change, the estimated fair values could be materially different. Inherent in a Monte Carlo simulation model and Black-Scholes model are assumptions related to expected stock-price volatility, expected life, risk-free interest rate and dividend yield. The Company estimated the volatility of its ordinary share warrants based on implied volatility from the Company’s traded warrants and from historical volatility of select peer company’s ordinary shares that matches the expected remaining life of the warrants. The risk-free interest rate is based on the U.S. Treasury zero-coupon yield curve on the grant date for a maturity similar to the expected remaining life of the warrants. The expected life of the warrants is assumed to be equivalent to their remaining contractual term. The dividend rate is based on the historical rate, which the Company anticipates remaining at zero.

 

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QUEEN’S GAMBIT GROWTH CAPITAL
NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

 

The following table provides quantitative information regarding Level 3 fair value measurements inputs at their measurement dates:

 

 

 

As of

January 22,

2021

 

 

As of

September 30,

2021

 

Volatility

 

15% - 34%

 

 

13.0%

 

Stock price

 

$

9.71

 

 

$

9.78

 

Years to expected Business Combination

 

6.5

 

 

0.59

 

Risk-free rate

 

0.69%

 

 

1.08%

 

Dividend yield

 

0.0%

 

 

0.0%

 

 

The change in the fair value of derivative warrant liabilities, measured with Level 3 inputs, for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021 is summarized as follows:

 

Derivative Warrant liabilities at January 1, 2021

 

$

-

 

Issuance of Public and Private Warrants

 

 

24,957,000

 

Transfer of Public Warrants out of Level 3 to Level 1

 

 

(10,005,000

)

Change in fair value of derivative warrant liabilities

 

 

1,839,330

 

Derivative Warrant liabilities at March 31, 2021

 

 

16,791,330

 

      Change in fair value of derivative warrant liabilities

 

 

1,191,670

 

Derivative Warrant liabilities at June 30, 2021

 

 

17,983,000

 

      Change in fair value of derivative warrant liabilities

 

 

(1,323,660

)

Derivative Warrant liabilities at September 30, 2021

 

$

16,659,340

 

 

Note 10—Subsequent Events 

 

The Company evaluated subsequent events and transactions that occurred after the condensed balance sheet date up to the date condensed financial statements were issued. Based upon this review, the Company did not identify any subsequent events that would have required adjustment or disclosure in the condensed financial statements.

 

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Item 2.

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

References to “we,” “us,” “our” or the “Company” are to Queen’s Gambit Growth Capital, except where the context requires otherwise. The following discussion and analysis of the Company’s financial condition and results of operations should be read in conjunction with the unaudited condensed financial statements and related notes thereto included in Item 1. Financial Statements located elsewhere in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. Certain information contained in this Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations set forth below includes forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Our actual results may differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of many factors.  

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”). We have based these forward-looking statements on our current expectations and projections about future events. These forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and assumptions about us that may cause our actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Our forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding our or our management team’s expectations, hopes, beliefs, intentions or strategies regarding the future. In addition, any statements that refer to projections, forecasts or other characterizations of future events or circumstances, including any underlying assumptions, are forward-looking statements. The words “anticipate,” “believe,” “continue,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “might,” “plan,” “possible,” “potential,” “predict,” “project,” “should,” “would” and similar expressions may identify forward-looking statements, but the absence of these words does not mean that a statement is not forward-looking. Such statements include, but are not limited to, possible business combinations and the financing thereof, and related matters, as well as all other statements other than statements of historical fact included in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. Factors that might cause or contribute to such a discrepancy include, but are not limited to, those described in our other U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) filings.

Overview

We are a blank check company incorporated as a Cayman Islands exempted company and formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, amalgamation, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization with one or more businesses or entities (the “Business Combination”). The registration statement for our initial public offering was declared effective on January 19, 2021 (the “Initial Public Offering”). On January 22, 2021 (the “IPO Closing Date”), we consummated our Initial Public Offering of 34,500,000 units (the “Units”), including 4,500,000 Units that were issued pursuant to the underwriters’ exercise of their over-allotment option in full. The Units were sold at a price of $10.00 per Unit, generating gross proceeds to us of $345,000,000.

Simultaneously with the consummation of the Initial Public Offering, our Company and Queen’s Gambit Holdings LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (our “Sponsor”) consummated the private placement (the “Private Placement”) of 5,933,333 private placement warrants (the “Private Placement Warrants”) at a purchase price of $1.50 per Private Placement Warrant (for a purchase price of approximately $8,900,000), generating gross proceeds to us of approximately $8,900,000.

Approximately $345,000,000 of the net proceeds from the Initial Public Offering and the Private Placement with our Sponsor has been deposited in a trust account established for the benefit of our public shareholders (the “Trust Account”). The net proceeds from the Initial Public Offering and the Private Placement of Private Placement Warrants held in the Trust Account have been invested solely in U.S. government securities having a maturity of 185 days or less or in money market funds meeting certain conditions under Rule 2a-7 under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, which invest only in direct U.S. government treasury obligations.

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We are currently in the process of evaluating suitable targets for an initial Business Combination. We intend to effectuate an initial Business Combination using cash from the proceeds of the Initial Public Offering, the Private Placement of our Private Placement Warrants, our shares, debt or a combination of our cash, shares and debt. We are pursuing acquisition opportunities and, at any given time, may be in various stages of due diligence or preliminary discussions with respect to a number of potential acquisitions. From time to time, we may enter into non-binding letters of intent, but we are currently not subject to any definitive agreement with respect to any initial Business Combination. However, we cannot assure you that we will identify any suitable target candidates or, if identified, that we will be able to complete the acquisition of such candidates on favorable terms or at all.

If we are unable to complete our Business Combination within 24 months we 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 our income taxes (net of any taxes payable by us and 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 shareholders’ rights as shareholders (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 our remaining shareholders and our board of directors, liquidate and dissolve, subject in each case to our obligations under Cayman Islands law to provide for claims of creditors and the requirements of other applicable law. 

Recent Developments

Proposed Business Combination

On July 28, 2021, the Company entered into a Business Combination Agreement (“Business Combination Agreement”), by and among the Company, Swvl Inc., a British Virgin Islands business company limited by shares incorporated under the laws of the British Virgin Islands (“Swvl”), Pivotal Holdings Corp, a British Virgin Islands business company limited by shares incorporated under the laws of the British Virgin Islands and wholly owned subsidiary of Swvl (“Holdings”), Pivotal Merger Sub Company I, a Cayman Islands exempted company with limited liability and wholly owned subsidiary of Holdings, and Pivotal Merger Sub Company II Limited, a British Virgin Islands business company limited by shares incorporated under the laws of the British Virgin Islands and wholly owned subsidiary of the Company (“BVI Merger Sub”). Subject to the satisfaction or waiver of the conditions to closing of the transactions contemplated by the Business Combination Agreement (the “Transactions”), as described in the Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on July 28, 2021, the Transactions will effect an initial Business Combination between the Company and Swvl. The Business Combination Agreement and the Transactions contemplated thereby were unanimously approved by the boards of directors of each of the Company and Swvl.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

Until the consummation of the Initial Public Offering, our only source of liquidity was an initial sale of our Class B ordinary shares, par value $0.0001 per share (“Class B ordinary shares” or “Founder Shares”), to our Sponsor.

On the IPO Closing Date, we consummated our Initial Public Offering of 34,500,000 Units, including 4,500,000 Units that were issued pursuant to the underwriters’ exercise of their over-allotment option in full. The Units were sold at a price of $10.00 per Unit, generating gross proceeds to us of approximately $345,000,000. On January 22, 2021, simultaneously with the consummation of our Initial Public Offering, we completed the private sale of 5,933,333 Private Placement Warrants at a purchase price of $1.50 per Private Placement Warrant to our Sponsor, generating gross proceeds to us of approximately $8,900,000. Approximately $345,000,000 of the net proceeds from the Initial Public Offering and the Private Placement with our Sponsor has been deposited in the Trust Account. The $345,000,000 of net proceeds held in the Trust Account includes approximately $10,000,000 of deferred underwriting discounts and commissions that will be released to the underwriters of the Initial Public Offering upon completion of our initial Business Combination. Of the gross proceeds from the Initial Public Offering and the Private Placement with our Sponsor that were not deposited in the Trust Account, $5,700,000 was used to pay underwriting discounts and commissions in the Initial Public Offering, $91,000 was used to repay advances from our Sponsor, and the balance was reserved to pay accrued offering and formation costs, business, legal and accounting due diligence expenses on prospective acquisitions and continuing general and administrative expenses.

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As of September 30, 2021, the Company had approximately $1.4 million in its operating bank account and working capital deficit of approximately $3.8 million.

Through September 30, 2021, our liquidity needs have been satisfied through a payment of $25,000 from our Sponsor to cover certain offering expenses on our behalf in exchange for the issuance of Founder Shares, a loan of approximately $91,000 in total prior to the Initial Public Offering from our Sponsor pursuant to an unsecured promissory note (the “Note”), and subsequent to the Initial Public Offering, and the net proceeds from the sale of the consummation of the Initial Public Offering and the Private Placement Warrants held outside of the Trust Account. We fully repaid the Note on January 28, 2021. In addition, in order to finance transaction costs in connection with an initial Business Combination, our Sponsor or an affiliate of our Sponsor, or our officers and directors may, but are not obligated to, provide us working capital loans (the “Working Capital Loans”). As of September 30, 2021, there were no amounts outstanding under any Working Capital Loans.

Management has determined that the Company has access to funds from our Sponsor or an affiliate of our Sponsor, or our officers and directors to meet our needs through the earlier of the consummation of an initial Business Combination or one year from this filing. Over this time period, we will be using these funds for paying existing accounts payable, identifying and evaluating prospective initial Business Combination candidates, performing due diligence on prospective target businesses, paying for travel expenditures, selecting the target business to merge with or acquire and structuring, negotiating and consummating the initial Business Combination.

Results of Operations

We have neither engaged in any significant operations nor generated any operating revenue. Our entire activity since December 9, 2020 (inception) through the IPO Closing Date related to our formation, the preparation for the Initial Public Offering, and since the closing of the Initial Public Offering, the search for a prospective initial Business Combination. We have neither engaged in any operations nor generated any revenues to date. We will not generate any operating revenues until after completion of our initial Business Combination, at the earliest. We will generate non-operating income in the form of investment income on our investments held in the Trust Account. We expect to incur increased expenses as a result of being a public company (for legal, financial reporting, accounting and auditing compliance), as well as expenses as we conduct due diligence on prospective Business Combination candidates.

For the three months ended September 30, 2021, we had a net loss of approximately $1.6 million which consisted of approximately $4.9 million in general and administrative expenses, offset by approximately $10,000 in investment income on the Trust Account, and $3.3 million in non-operating gain from the change in fair value of derivative warrant liabilities.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2021, we had a net loss of approximately $14.4 million which consisted of approximately $6.1 million of loss on issuance of private placement warrants, approximately $1.4 million in non-operating loss from the change in fair value of derivative warrant liabilities, approximately $488,000 of financing costs - derivative warrant liabilities and approximately $6.5 million of general and administrative expenses, partly offset by approximately $83,000 in income from investment held in the Trust Account.

Contractual Obligations

Registration and Shareholder Rights

The holders of Founder Shares, Private Placement Warrants and securities that may be issued upon conversion of Working Capital Loans, if any, are entitled to registration rights pursuant to a registration rights agreement.

These holders were entitled to make up to three demands, excluding short form demands, that we register such securities. In addition, these holders will have certain “piggy-back” registration rights with respect to registration statements filed subsequent to the completion of the initial Business Combination. We will bear the expenses incurred in connection with the filing of any such registration statements.

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Underwriting Agreement

We granted the underwriters a 45-day option from the final prospectus relating to the Initial Public Offering to purchase up to 4,500,000 Over-Allotment Units, if any, at the Initial Public Offering price less the underwriting discounts and commissions. On January 22, 2021, the underwriters fully exercised their over-allotment option.

The underwriters did not receive any underwriting discounts or commissions on the Affiliated Units. With respect to the remaining Units offered in the Initial Public Offering, the underwriters were entitled to an underwriting discount of $0.20 per unit, or $5.7 million in the aggregate, paid upon the closing of the Initial Public Offering. In addition, $0.35 per unit, or approximately $10.0 million in the aggregate will be payable to the underwriters for deferred underwriting commissions. The deferred fee will become payable to the underwriters from the amounts held in the Trust Account solely in the event that we complete a Business Combination, subject to the terms of the underwriting agreement.

Critical Accounting Policies

This management’s discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operations is based on our unaudited condensed financial statements, which have been prepared in accordance with GAAP. The preparation of these unaudited condensed financial statements requires us to make estimates and judgments that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses and the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities in our unaudited condensed financial statements. On an ongoing basis, we evaluate our estimates and judgments, including those related to fair value of financial instruments and accrued expenses. We base our estimates on historical experience, known trends and events and various other factors that we believe to be reasonable under the circumstances, the results of which form the basis for making judgments about the carrying values of assets and liabilities that are not readily apparent from other sources. Actual results may differ from these estimates under different assumptions or conditions. We have identified the following as our critical accounting policies:

Derivative Warrant Liabilities

We do not use derivative instruments to hedge our exposures to cash flow, market, or foreign currency risks. We evaluate all of our financial instruments, including issued warrants to purchase its Class A ordinary shares, to determine if such instruments are derivatives or contain features that qualify as embedded derivatives, pursuant to ASC 480 and FASB ASC Topic 815, “Derivatives and Hedging” (“ASC 815”). The classification of derivative instruments, including whether such instruments should be recorded as liabilities or as equity, is re-assessed at the end of each reporting period.

The Public Warrants and the Private Placement Warrants are recognized as derivative liabilities in accordance with ASC 815. Accordingly, we recognize the warrant instruments as liabilities at fair value and adjusts the carrying value of the instruments to fair value at each reporting period until they are exercised. The fair value of the Public Warrants issued in connection with the Initial Public Offering were initially measured at fair value using a Monte Carlo simulation model, and subsequently measured by their listed trading price. The fair value of the Private Placement Warrants was initially and subsequently estimated using a Modified Black-Scholes model. The determination of the fair value of the warrant liability may be subject to change as more current information becomes available and accordingly the actual results could differ significantly. Derivative warrant liabilities are classified as non-current liabilities as their liquidation is not reasonably expected to require the use of current assets or require the creation of current liabilities.

Class A Ordinary Shares Subject to Possible Redemption

We account for our Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption in accordance with the guidance in ASC Topic 480 “Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity.” Class A ordinary shares subject to mandatory redemption (if any) are classified as liability instruments and are measured at fair value. Conditionally redeemable Class A ordinary shares (including Class A ordinary shares that feature 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) are classified as temporary equity. At all other times, Class A ordinary shares are classified as shareholders’ equity. Our Class A ordinary shares feature certain redemption rights that are considered to be outside of our control and subject to the occurrence of uncertain future events. Accordingly, as of the Initial Public Offering, 34,500,000 Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption are presented as temporary equity, outside of the shareholders’ equity section of our condensed balance sheets.

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Effective with the closing of the Initial Public Offering (including exercise of the over-allotment option), we recognized the accretion from initial book value to redemption amount, which resulted in charges against additional paid-in capital (to the extent available) and accumulated deficit.

Net Income (loss) Per Ordinary Share

 

We comply with accounting and disclosure requirements of FASB ASC Topic 260, “Earnings Per Share.” We have two classes of ordinary shares, which are referred to as Class A ordinary shares and Class B ordinary shares. Income and losses are shared pro rata between the two classes of ordinary shares. Net income (loss) per ordinary share is calculated by dividing the net income (loss) by the weighted average shares of ordinary shares outstanding for the respective period.

 

The calculation of diluted net income per ordinary share does not consider the effect of the warrants issued in connection with the Initial Public Offering and the Private Placement to purchase an aggregate of 17,433,333 Class A ordinary shares in the calculation of diluted income per share, because their exercise is contingent upon future events, and their inclusion would be anti-dilutive under the treasury stock method. As a result, diluted net income (loss) per share is the same as basic net income (loss) per share for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021. Accretion associated with the redeemable Class A ordinary shares is excluded from earnings per share as the redemption value approximates fair value.

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

We do not have any off-balance sheet arrangements as of September 30, 2021.

JOBS Act

 

On April 5, 2012, the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012 (the “JOBS Act”) was signed into law. The JOBS Act contains provisions that, among other things, relax certain reporting requirements for qualifying public companies. We qualify as an “emerging growth company” under the JOBS Act and are allowed to comply with new or revised accounting pronouncements based on the effective date for private (not publicly traded) companies. We elected to delay the adoption of new or revised accounting standards, and as a result, we may not comply with new or revised accounting standards on the relevant dates on which adoption of such standards is required for non-emerging growth companies. As a result, our unaudited condensed financial statements may not be comparable to companies that comply with new or revised accounting pronouncements as of public company effective dates.

 

As an “emerging growth company”, we are not required to, among other things, (i) provide an auditor’s attestation report on our system of internal controls over financial reporting pursuant to Section 404, (ii) provide all of the compensation disclosure that may be required of non-emerging growth public companies under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, (iii) comply with any requirement that may be adopted by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States) regarding mandatory audit firm rotation or a supplement to the auditor’s report providing additional information about the audit and the financial statements (auditor discussion and analysis), and (iv) disclose certain executive compensation related items such as the correlation between executive compensation and performance and comparisons of the chief executive officer’s compensation to median employee compensation. These exemptions will apply for a period of five years following the completion of our Initial Public Offering or until we are no longer an “emerging growth company,” whichever is earlier.

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

In August 2020, the FASB issued ASU No. 2020-06, Debt-Debt with Conversion and Other Options (Subtopic 470-20) and Derivatives and Hedging-Contracts in Entity’s Own Equity (Subtopic 815-40): Accounting for Convertible Instruments and Contracts in an Entity’s Own Equity (“ASU 2020-06”), which simplifies accounting for convertible instruments by removing major separation models required under current GAAP. ASU 2020-06 also removes certain settlement conditions that are required for equity-linked contracts to qualify for the derivative scope exception, and it simplifies the diluted earnings per share calculation in certain areas. We adopted ASU 2020-06 on

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January 1, 2021. We elected the modified retrospective method for transition. Adoption of the ASU did not have a material impact on our financial position, results of operations or cash flows. 

We do not believe that any other recently issued, but not yet effective, accounting pronouncements, if currently adopted, would have a material effect on our financial statements.

Item 3.

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

We are a smaller reporting company as defined in Item 10(f)(1) of Regulation S-K. As a result, pursuant to Item 305(e) of Regulation S-K, we are not required to provide the information required by this Item.

Item 4.

Controls and Procedures

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

Our management evaluated, with the participation of our chief executive officer and chief financial officer (our “Certifying Officers”), the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures as of  September 30, 2021, pursuant to Rule 13a-15(b) under the Exchange Act. Based upon that evaluation, our Certifying Officers concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures were effective as of September 30, 2021.

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 company reports filed or submitted under the Exchange Act is accumulated and communicated to management, including our chief executive officer and chief financial officer, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting

There was no change in our internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2021, covered by this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting. The material weakness discussed below was remediated during the quarter ended September 30, 2021.

Remediation of a Material Weakness in Internal Control over Financial Reporting

We recognize the importance of the control environment as it sets the overall tone for the Company and is the foundation for all other components of internal control. Consequently, we designed and implemented remediation measures to address the material weakness previously identified in the second quarter of 2021 and enhanced our internal control over financial reporting. In light of the material weakness, we enhanced our processes to identify and appropriately apply applicable accounting requirements to better evaluate and understand the nuances of the complex accounting standards that apply to our condensed consolidated financial statements, including providing enhanced access to accounting literature, research materials and documents and increased communication among our personnel and third-party professionals with whom we consult regarding complex accounting applications. The foregoing actions, which we believe remediated the material weakness in our internal control over financial reporting, were completed as of the date of September 30, 2021.

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PART II - OTHER INFORMATION

Item 1.

None.

Item 1A.

Risk Factors

In addition to the other information set forth in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, you should carefully consider the risks discussed in Part I, Item 1A. “Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020 filed with the SEC on March 29, 2021 (the “2020 Annual Report”). Additional risks and uncertainties not currently known to us or that we currently deem to be immaterial also may materially adversely affect our business, financial condition or future results. There have been no material changes in the risk factors discussed in Part I, Item 1A. “Risk Factors” in our 2020 Annual Report, except as described below.

Our Warrants are accounted for as liabilities and the changes in value of our Warrants could have a material effect on our financial results.

On April 12, 2021, the staff of the SEC issued a public statement entitled “Staff Statement on Accounting and Reporting Considerations for Warrants issued by Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (“SPACs”)” (the “SEC Staff Statement”), which focused on certain settlement terms and provisions related to certain tender offers following a business combination, which terms are similar to those contained in the warrant agreement governing our Warrants. We reevaluated the accounting treatment of our Warrants and determined to classify the Warrants as derivative liabilities measured at fair value, with changes in fair value for each period reported in earnings.

As a result, included on our balance sheet as of September 30, 2021 are derivative liabilities related to the embedded features contained within our Warrants. ASC 815 provides for the remeasurement of the fair value of such derivatives at each balance sheet date, with resulting non-cash gain or loss related to the change in the fair value being recognized in earnings in the statement of operations. As a result of the recurring fair value measurement, our financial statements and results of operations may fluctuate quarterly, based on factors which are outside of our control. Due to the recurring fair value measurement, we expect that we will recognize non-cash gains or losses on our Warrants each reporting period and that the amount of such gains or losses could be material.


We have identified a material weakness in our internal control over financial reporting as of June 30, 2021. If we are unable to develop and maintain an effective system of internal control over financial reporting, we may not be able to accurately report our financial results in a timely manner, which may result a material adverse effect on our ability to consummate an initial Business Combination.

 

Following the issuance of the SEC Staff Statement, management identified a material weakness in our internal control over financial reporting related to the accounting for the warrants issued in connection with our Initial Public Offering. Our internal control over financial reporting did not result in the proper accounting classification of the warrants, which, due to its impact on our financial statements, we determined to be a material weakness.

 

A material weakness is a deficiency, or a combination of deficiencies, in internal control over financial reporting such that there is a reasonable possibility that a material misstatement of our annual or interim financial statements will not be prevented or detected on a timely basis. Effective internal controls are necessary for us to provide reliable financial reports and prevent fraud. Any failure to maintain internal control over our financial reporting could adversely impact our ability to report our financial position and results from operations on a timely and accurate basis, which could delay or disrupt our efforts to consummate an initial Business Combination. If our financial statements are not filed on a timely basis, we may also be subject to sanctions or investigations by the stock exchange on which our securities are listed, the SEC or other regulatory authorities. In either case, there could result a material adverse effect on our ability to consummate an initial business combination. We have expanded and improved our review process for complex securities and related accounting standards and continue to evaluate other steps to remediate the material weakness.

 

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In addition, as a result of such material weakness, the change in accounting for our warrants, and other matters raised or that may in the future be raised by the SEC, we face potential for litigation or other disputes which may include, among others, claims invoking the federal and state securities laws, contractual claims or other claims arising from the material weakness in our internal control over financial reporting and the preparation of our financial statements. As of the date of this report, we have no knowledge of any such litigation or dispute. However, we can provide no assurance that such litigation or dispute will not arise in the future. Any such litigation or dispute, whether successful or not, could have a material adverse effect on our business, results of operations and financial condition or our ability to complete an initial Business Combination.

Item 2.Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

Unregistered Sales

In December 2020, our Sponsor purchased 6,468,750 Founder Shares for $25,000, or approximately $0.004 per share. The Founder Shares will automatically convert into our Class A ordinary shares at the time of the initial Business Combination. On January 13, 2021 and January 19, 2021, we effected a share capitalization of 1,437,500 and 718,750 Class B ordinary shares, respectively, resulting in our Sponsor holding an aggregate of 8,625,000 Founder Shares. On January 22, 2021, the underwriters exercised their over-allotment option in full, and therefore the 1,125,000 shares which were subject to forfeiture are no longer subject to forfeiture. The Founder Shares were issued in connection with our organization pursuant to an exemption from registration contained in Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act.

Simultaneously with the consummation of the Initial Public Offering, our Sponsor purchased from the Company an aggregate of 5,933,333 Private Placement Warrants at a price of $1.50 per Private Placement Warrant (for a purchase price of approximately $8,900,000). Each Private Placement Warrant entitles the holder thereof to purchase one share of our Class A ordinary shares at an exercise price of $11.50 per share. The sale of the Private Placement Warrants was made pursuant to the exemption from registration contained in Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act.

Use of Proceeds

On the IPO Closing Date, we consummated the Initial Public Offering of 34,500,000 Units, including 4,500,000 Units that were issued pursuant to the underwriters’ full exercise of their over-allotment option. The Units were sold at a price of $10.00 per Unit, generating gross proceeds to us of $345,000,000.

On January 22, 2021, simultaneously with the consummation of the Initial Public Offering, we completed the private sale of 5,933,333 Private Placement Warrants at a purchase price of $1.50 per Warrant to our Sponsor, generating gross proceeds to us of approximately $8,900,000.

Barclays Capital Inc. acted as the sole book-running manager and representative for the underwriters for our Initial Public Offering. R. Seelaus & Co., LLC and Siebert Williams Shank & Co., LLC acted as joint co-managers for our Initial Public Offering. The securities sold in our Initial Public Offering were registered under the Securities Act pursuant to a registration statement on Form S-1 (File Nos. 333-251790 and 333-252243) (collectively, the “Registration Statement”). The SEC declared the Registration Statement effective on January 19, 2021.

From December 9, 2020 (inception) through January 22, 2021 (the IPO Closing Date), we incurred approximately $16,200,000 for costs and expenses related to the Initial Public Offering. In connection with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, we paid a total of $5,700,000 in underwriting discounts and commissions. In addition, the underwriters agreed to defer approximately $10,000,000 in underwriting discounts and commissions, which amount will be payable upon consummation of the initial Business Combination. Prior to the closing of the Initial Public Offering, an affiliate of our Sponsor loaned us up to $300,000 to be used for a portion of the expenses of the Initial Public Offering. On January 28, 2021, a total of $91,000 was repaid to our Sponsor out of the $300,000 that was available for the payment of offering expenses other than underwriting discounts and commissions. There has been no material change in the planned use of proceeds from our Initial Public Offering as described in our final prospectus filed with the SEC on January 21, 2021.

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After deducting the underwriting discounts and commissions (excluding the deferred portion of approximately $10,000,000, which amount will be payable upon consummation of the initial Business Combination) and offering expenses, the total net proceeds from our Initial Public Offering and the sale of the Private Placement Warrants were $345,000,000 (or $10.00 per Unit sold in the Initial Public Offering) which was placed in the Trust Account.

Item 3.

Defaults Upon Senior Securities

None.

Item 4.

Mine Safety Disclosures

Not Applicable.

Item 5.

Other Information

None.

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Item 6.

Exhibits

EXHIBIT INDEX

Exhibit Number

 

Description

2.1

 

Business Combination Agreement, dated as of July 28, 2021, by and among Swvl Inc., Queen’s Gambit Growth Capital, Pivotal Merger Sub Company I, Pivotal Merger Sub Company II Limited and Pivotal Holdings Corp (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 2.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K (File No. 001-39908) filed with the SEC on July 28, 2021).

 

 

 

3.1

 

Memorandum and Articles of Association of Queen’s Gambit Growth Capital (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-251790) filed with the SEC on December 29, 2020).

 

 

 

3.2

 

Amended and Restated Memorandum and Articles of Association of Queen’s Gambit Growth Capital (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K (File No. 001-39908) filed with the SEC on January 25, 2021).

 

 

 

4.1

 

Specimen Unit Certificate (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1/A (File No. 333-251790) filed with the SEC on January 14, 2021).

 

 

 

4.2

 

Specimen Class A Ordinary Shares Certificate (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.2 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-251790) filed with the SEC on December 29, 2020).

 

 

 

4.3

 

Specimen Warrant Certificate (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.3 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-251790) filed with the SEC on December 29, 2020).

 

 

 

4.4

 

Warrant Agreement, dated January 19, 2021, by and between Queen’s Gambit Growth Capital and Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, as warrant agent (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K (File No. 001-39908) filed with the SEC on January 25, 2021).

 

 

 

10.1

 

Amended Administrative Support Agreement, dated June 21, 2021, by and between Queen’s Gambit Growth Capital and Queen’s Gambit Holdings LLC (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.9 to the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q (File No. 001-39908) filed with the SEC on June 29, 2021).

 

 

 

10.2

 

Company Transaction Support Agreement, dated July 28, 2021 by and among Queen’s Gambit Growth Capital, Swvl Inc., certain shareholders of Swvl Inc. and certain holders of Swvl Inc.’s convertible notes (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K (File No. 001-39908) filed with the SEC on July 28, 2021).

 

 

 

10.3

 

Holdings Shareholders’ Agreement, dated July 28, 2021 by and among Pivotal Holdings Corp and certain shareholders of Pivotal Holdings Corp (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K (File No. 001-39908) filed with the SEC on July 28, 2021).

 

 

 

10.4

 

Registration Rights Agreement, dated July 28, 2021 by and among Swvl Inc., Queen’s Gambit Growth Capital, Queen’s Gambit Holdings LLC, Pivotal Holdings Corp and certain shareholders of Swvl Inc. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.3 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K (File No. 001-39908) filed with the SEC on July 28, 2021).

 

 

 

10.5

 

Form of Lock-Up Agreement (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.4 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K (File No. 001-39908) filed with the SEC on July 28, 2021).

 

 

 

10.6

 

Sponsor Agreement, dated July 28, 2021 by and among Queen’s Gambit Growth Capital, Swvl Inc. and Queen’s Gambit Holdings LLC (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.5 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K (File No. 001-39908) filed with the SEC on July 28, 2021).

 

 

 

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Exhibit Number

 

Description

31.1*

 

Certification of the Chief Executive Officer required by Rule 13a-14(a) or Rule 15d-14(a).

 

 

 

31.2*

 

Certification of the Chief Financial Officer required by Rule 13a-14(a) or Rule 15d-14(a).

 

 

 

32.1**

 

Certification of the Chief Executive Officer required by Rule 13a-14(b) or Rule 15d-14(b) and 18 U.S.C. 1350.

 

 

 

32.2**

 

Certification of the Chief Financial Officer required by Rule 13a-14(b) or Rule 15d-14(b) and 18 U.S.C. 1350.

 

 

 

101.INS*

 

Inline XBRL Instance Document.

 

 

 

101.SCH*

 

Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document.

 

 

 

101.CAL*

 

Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document.

 

 

 

101.DEF*

 

Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document.

 

 

 

101.LAB*

 

Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document.

 

 

 

101.PRE*

 

Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document.

 

 

 

104*

 

Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document and included in Exhibit 101).

___________________

*

Filed herewith.

**

Furnished herewith.

 

 

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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

 

QUEEN’S GAMBIT GROWTH CAPITAL

 

 

 

By:

 

/s/ Victoria Grace

Name:  

 

Victoria Grace

Title:

 

Chief Executive Officer

 

Date: November 15, 2021

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EXHIBIT 31.1

 

CERTIFICATION

PURSUANT TO RULES 13a-14(a) AND 15d-14(a)

UNDER THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934, AS AMENDED

 

I, Victoria Grace, certify that:

 

1. I have reviewed this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q of Queen’s Gambit Growth Capital (the “registrant”);

 

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 period presented in this report;

 

4. The registrant’s other certifying officer 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 our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;

 

b. [Paragraph intentionally omitted in accordance with SEC Release Nos. 34-47986 and 34-54942];

 

c. Evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our 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 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: November 15, 2021

By:

/s/ Victoria Grace

 

 

Victoria Grace

 

 

Chief Executive Officer

 

 

(Principal Executive Officer)

 

 

 

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EXHIBIT 31.2

 

CERTIFICATION

PURSUANT TO RULES 13a-14(a) AND 15d-14(a)

UNDER THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934, AS AMENDED

 

I, Anastasia Nyrkovskaya, certify that:

 

1. I have reviewed this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q of Queen’s Gambit Growth Capital (the “registrant”);

 

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 period presented in this report;

 

4. The registrant’s other certifying officer 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 our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;

 

b. [Paragraph intentionally omitted in accordance with SEC Release Nos. 34-47986 and 34-54942];

 

c. Evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our 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