Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Related Party Transactions

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Related Party Transactions
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2021
Related Party Transactions [Abstract]  
Related Party Transactions

Note 5 — Related Party Transactions

Founder Shares

In October 2020, the Sponsor paid $25,000 to cover certain offering costs of the Company in consideration of 5,750,000 shares of the Company’s common stock (the “Founder Shares”). On October 27, 2020, the Sponsor transferred 10,000 Founder Shares to each of the Company’s independent directors and 7,500 Founder Shares to each of the Company’s industry advisors at their original purchase price (the Sponsor, independent directors and industry advisors being defined herein collectively as the “initial stockholders”). On January 11, 2021, the Company effected a stock dividend of 1,150,000 shares with respect to the common stock, resulting in the initial stockholders holding an aggregate of 6,900,000 Founder Shares (up to 900,000 of which are subject to forfeiture by the Sponsor depending on the extent to which the underwriters’ over-allotment option is exercised). As such, the initial stockholders collectively own 20% of the Company’s issued and outstanding shares of common stock after the IPO. On January 19, 2021, the underwriter exercised its over-allotment option in full, hence, the 900,000 Founder Shares are no longer subject to forfeiture.

The initial stockholders have agreed, subject to limited exceptions, not to transfer, assign or sell any of the Founder Shares until the earlier to occur of: (A) one year after the completion of a Business Combination or (B) subsequent to a Business Combination, (x) if the last sale price of the Company’s common stock equals or exceeds $12.00 per share (as adjusted for stock splits, stock dividends, reorganizations, recapitalizations and the like) for any 20 trading days within any 30-trading day period commencing at least 150 days after a Business Combination, or (y) the date on which the Company completes a liquidation, merger, capital stock exchange, reorganization or other similar transaction that results in all of the Company’s stockholders having the right to exchange their shares of common stock for cash, securities or other property.

Transactions with Company Officers

On April 17, 2021, Griid Holdco LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“GRIID”), entered into an engagement letter and an incentive unit award agreement (together, the “consulting agreements”) with Deucalion Partners, LLC, an entity affiliated with John D’Agostino, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer. Pursuant to the consulting agreements, GRIID agreed to pay to such entity $400,000 and grant such entity units representing a 0.5% profits interest in GRIID. The cash payment will become due and payable on the earlier to occur of: (i) April 26, 2022 and (ii) the date on which GRIID consummates a merger with a special purpose acquisition company, qualified initial public offering, or other change of control transaction (each, a “qualifying transaction”). The units will vest as to one-fourth on April 16, 2022, and 1/36th on the 17th day of each month thereafter, subject to such entity’s continued service through such vesting dates; provided, however, that any unvested units shall fully vest upon a qualifying transaction.

Due to Related Parties

As of December 31, 2021, one related party paid an aggregate of $18,986 on behalf of the Company to pay for offering and operating costs.

Promissory Note — Related Party

On October 23, 2020, the Company issued an unsecured promissory note to the Sponsor (the “Promissory Note”), pursuant to which the Company may borrow up to an aggregate principal amount of $150,000. The Promissory Note was non-interest bearing and payable on the earlier of (i) June 30, 2021, (ii) the consummation of the IPO, (iii) the abandonment of the IPO and (iv) an Event of Default (as defined in the Promissory Note). As of December 31, 2020, the Company had borrowed $150,000 under the Promissory Note. On July 28, 2021, the Company repaid $150,000 to the Sponsor under the Promissory Note. There was no outstanding balance under the Promissory Note as of December 31, 2021.

On August 6, 2021, the Company issued a new unsecured promissory note to the Sponsor in connection with a Working Capital Loan (as defined below) made by the Sponsor to the Company pursuant to which the Company may borrow up to $300,000 in the aggregate (the “New Promissory Note”). The note is non-interest bearing and payable on the earlier of (i) January 14, 2023 or (ii) the effective date of a Business Combination. Any amounts

outstanding under the note are convertible into warrants, at a price of $1.00 per warrant at the option of the Sponsor, the terms of which shall be identical to the Private Placement Warrants. As of December 31, 2021, the Company borrowed $150,000 under the note.

Related Party Loans

In order to finance transaction costs in connection with a Business Combination, the initial stockholders, the Sponsor or an affiliate of the Sponsor, or the Company’s officers and directors or their affiliates may, but are not obligated to, loan the Company funds as may be required (“Working Capital Loans”). Such Working Capital Loans would be evidenced by promissory notes. The notes may be repaid upon completion of a Business Combination, without interest, or, at the lender’s discretion, up to $2,000,000 of the notes may be converted upon completion of a Business Combination into warrants at a price of $1.00 per warrant. Such warrants would be identical to the Private Placement Warrants. In the event that a Business Combination does not close, the Company may use a portion of proceeds held outside the Trust Account to repay the Working Capital Loans, but no proceeds held in the Trust Account would be used to repay the Working Capital Loans. As of December 31, 2021, a Working Capital Loan was outstanding in the amount of $150,000 under the New Promissory Note, as detailed under the heading “Promissory Note – Related Party.”

Administrative Service Fee

The Company entered into an agreement whereby, commencing on January 11, 2021, the Company has agreed to pay the Sponsor or an affiliate of the Sponsor an amount up to a total of $10,000 per month for office space, utilities, secretarial support and administrative services. Under such agreement, the Company paid $120,000 in total for the year ended December 31, 2021. Upon completion of the initial Business Combination or liquidation, the Company will cease paying these monthly fees.