UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10‑Q

 

(Mark One)

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

For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2020

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: 001‑39189

 

GORES HOLDINGS IV, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its Charter)

 

 

Delaware

 

84-2124167

(State or other jurisdiction of

 

(I.R.S. Employer

incorporation or organization)

 

Identification No.)

 

 

 

9800 Wilshire Blvd.

 

 

Beverly Hills, CA

 

90212

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(Zip Code)

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act:

None

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each class

 

Trading Symbols

 

Name of each exchange on which registered

Class A Common Stock

 

GHIV

 

Nasdaq Capital Market

Warrants

 

GHIVW

 

Nasdaq Capital Market

Units

 

GHIVU

 

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 definition 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 

The registrant was not a public company as of June 30, 2019 and therefore it cannot calculate the aggregate market value of its voting and non-voting common equity held by non-affiliates as of such date.  

As of May 14, 2020, there were 42,500,000 shares of the Company’s Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, and 10,000,000 shares of the Company’s Class F common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, issued and outstanding.

 

 


TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

Page

PART I—FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

Item 1.

Financial Statements

 

 

 

 

Balance Sheets (Unaudited)

3

 

 

Statement of Operations (Unaudited)

4

 

 

Statement of Changes in Stockholders’ Equity (Unaudited)

5

 

 

Statement of Cash Flows (Unaudited)

6

 

 

Notes to Interim Financial Statements (Unaudited)

7

 

 

 

Item 2.

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

16

 

 

 

Item 3.

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

18

 

 

 

Item 4.

Controls and Procedures

18

 

 

PART II—OTHER INFORMATION

19

 

 

 

Item 1.

Legal Proceedings

19

 

 

 

Item 1A.

Risk Factors

19

 

 

 

Item 2.

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

19

 

 

 

Item 3.

Defaults Upon Senior Securities

20

 

 

 

Item 4.

Mine Safety Disclosures

21

 

 

 

Item 5.

Other Information

21

 

 

 

Item 6.

Exhibits

22

 

 

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GORES HOLDINGS IV, INC.

BALANCE SHEETS

 

 

 

March 31, 2020

 

 

December 31, 2019

 

 

 

(unaudited)

 

 

(audited)

 

CURRENT ASSETS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

 

1,106,732

 

 

$

 

1,120

 

Deferred offering costs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

411,374

 

Prepaid Assets

 

 

 

390,015

 

 

 

 

 

Total current assets

 

 

 

1,496,747

 

 

 

 

412,494

 

Investments and cash held in Trust Account

 

 

 

425,879,308

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

 

$

 

427,376,055

 

 

$

 

412,494

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accrued expenses, formation and offering costs

 

$

 

506,960

 

 

$

 

274,666

 

State franchise tax accrual

 

 

 

50,000

 

 

 

 

1,830

 

Income tax payable

 

 

 

67,286

 

 

 

 

 

Notes and advances payable – related party

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

150,000

 

Total current liabilities

 

 

 

624,246

 

 

 

 

426,496

 

Deferred underwriting compensation

 

 

 

14,875,000

 

 

 

 

 

Deferred income tax

 

 

 

59,729

 

 

 

 

 

Total liabilities

 

$

 

15,558,975

 

 

$

 

426,496

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commitments and Contingencies:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class A subject to possible redemption, 40,681,707 and -0- shares at March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively (at redemption value of $10 per share)

 

 

 

406,817,070

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stockholders’ equity:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value; 1,000,000 shares authorized, none issued or outstanding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class A common stock, $0.0001 par value; 200,000,000 shares authorized, 1,818,293 and -0- shares issued and outstanding (excluding 40,681,707 and -0- shares subject to possible redemption) at March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively

 

 

 

182

 

 

 

 

 

Class F common stock, $0.0001 par value; 20,000,000 shares authorized, 10,625,000 and 11,500,000 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively

 

 

 

1,063

 

 

 

 

1,150

 

Additional paid-in-capital

 

 

 

4,520,942

 

 

 

 

23,850

 

Net income/(Deficit accumulated)

 

 

 

477,823

 

 

 

 

(39,002

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total stockholders’ equity

 

 

 

5,000,010

 

 

 

 

(14,002

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

 

$

 

427,376,055

 

 

$

 

412,494

 

 

See accompanying notes to the unaudited, interim financial statements.

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GORES HOLDINGS IV, INC.

STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS

For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2020

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenues

 

$

 

 

Professional fees and other expenses

 

 

 

(186,200

)

State franchise taxes, other than income tax

 

 

 

(50,000

)

Net loss from operations

 

 

 

(236,200

)

Other income - interest and dividend income

 

 

 

880,040

 

Net income before income taxes

 

$

 

643,840

 

Provision for income tax

 

 

 

(127,015

)

Net Income attributable to common shares

 

$

 

516,825

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income/(loss) per ordinary share:

 

 

 

 

 

       Class A ordinary shares - basic and diluted

 

$

 

0.02

 

       Class F ordinary shares - basic and diluted

 

$

 

(0.01

)

 

See accompanying notes to the unaudited, interim financial statements.

 

 

4


GORES HOLDINGS IV, INC.

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

For the Three Months ended March 31, 2020

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Income/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class A Ordinary Shares

 

 

Class F Ordinary Shares

 

 

Additional

 

 

(Accumulated

 

 

Shareholders'

 

 

 

Shares

 

 

Amount

 

 

 

Shares

 

 

Amount

 

 

Paid-In Capital

 

 

Deficit)

 

 

Equity

 

Beginning Balance at January 1, 2020

 

 

-

 

 

$

 

-

 

 

 

 

11,500,000

 

 

$

 

1,150

 

 

$

 

23,850

 

 

$

 

(39,002

)

 

$

 

(14,002

)

Proceeds from initial public offering of Units on January 28, 2020 at $10.00 per Unit

 

 

42,500,000

 

 

 

 

4,250

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

424,995,750

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

425,000,000

 

Sale of 5,250,000 Private Placement Warrants to Sponsor on January 27, 2020 at $2.00 per Private Placement Warrant

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

10,500,000

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

10,500,000

 

Underwriters discounts

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

(8,500,000

)

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

(8,500,000

)

Offering costs charged to additional paid-in capital

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

(810,743

)

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

(810,743

)

Deferred underwriting compensation

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

(14,875,000

)

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

(14,875,000

)

Forfeited Class F Common stock by Sponsor

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

(875,000

)

 

 

 

(87

)

 

 

 

87

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

-

 

Class A common stock subject to possible redemption; 40,681,707 shares at a redemption price of $10.00

 

 

(40,681,707

)

 

 

 

(4,068

)

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

(406,813,002

)

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

(406,817,070

)

Net income

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

516,825

 

 

 

 

516,825

 

Balance at March 31, 2020

 

 

1,818,293

 

 

$

 

182

 

 

 

 

10,625,000

 

 

$

 

1,063

 

 

$

 

4,520,942

 

 

$

 

477,823

 

 

$

 

5,000,010

 

 

See accompanying notes to the unaudited, interim financial statements

 

 

5


GORES HOLDINGS IV, INC.

STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS

For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2020

(Unaudited)

 

Cash flows from operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

Net Income

 

$

 

516,825

 

Changes in state franchise tax accrual

 

 

 

48,170

 

Changes in prepaid assets

 

 

 

(390,015

)

Changes in accrued expenses, formation and offering costs

 

 

 

232,294

 

Changes in income tax payable

 

 

 

67,286

 

Changes in deferred income tax

 

 

 

59,729

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

 

 

534,289

 

Cash flows from investing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

Cash deposited in Trust Account

 

 

 

(425,000,000

)

Interest and dividends reinvested in the Trust Account

 

 

 

(879,308

)

Net cash used in investing activities

 

 

 

(425,879,308

)

Cash flows from financing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

Proceeds from sale of Units in initial public offering

 

 

 

425,000,000

 

Proceeds from sale of Private Placement Warrants to Sponsor

 

 

 

10,500,000

 

Proceeds from notes and advances payable – related party

 

 

 

150,000

 

Repayment of notes and advances payable – related party

 

 

 

(300,000

)

Payment of underwriters’ discounts and commissions

 

 

 

(8,500,000

)

Payment of accrued offering costs

 

 

 

(399,369

)

Net cash provided by financing activities

 

 

 

426,450,631

 

Increase in cash

 

 

 

1,105,612

 

Cash at beginning of period

 

 

 

1,120

 

Cash at end of period

 

$

 

1,106,732

 

Supplemental disclosure of non-cash financing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

Deferred underwriting compensation

 

$

 

14,875,000

 

Cash paid for income and state franchise taxes

 

$

 

1,830

 

Deferred offering costs charged to paid-in capital

 

$

 

411,374

 

 

See accompanying notes to the unaudited, interim financial statements.

6


GORES HOLDINGS IV, INC.

NOTES TO THE UNAUDITED, INTERIM FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

1.       Organization and Business Operations

Organization and General

Gores Holdings IV, Inc. (the “Company”) was incorporated in Delaware on June 12, 2019. The Company was formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar Business Combination with one or more businesses (the “Business Combination”). The Company has neither engaged in any operations nor generated any operating revenue to date. The Company’s management has broad discretion with respect to the Business Combination. The Company’s Sponsor is Gores Holdings IV Sponsor, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (the “Sponsor”). The Company has selected December 31st as its fiscal year-end.

At March 31, 2020, the Company had not commenced any operations. All activity for the period from June 12, 2019 (inception) through March 31, 2020 relates to the Company’s formation and initial public offering (“Public Offering”) described below. The Company completed the Public Offering on January 28, 2020 (the “IPO Closing Date”). The Company will not generate any operating revenues until after the completion of its Business Combination, at the earliest. Subsequent to the Public Offering, the Company will generate non-operating income in the form of interest income on cash and cash equivalents from the proceeds derived from the Public Offering and the sale of the Private Placement Warrants (as defined below) held in the Trust Account (as defined below).

Financing

Upon the closing of the Public Offering and the sale of the Private Placement Warrants, an aggregate of $425,000,000 was placed in a Trust Account with Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company acting as trustee (the “Trust Account”).

The Company intends to finance a Business Combination with the net proceeds from its $425,000,000 Public Offering and its sale of $10,500,000 of Private Placement Warrants.    

Trust Account

Funds held in the Trust Account can be invested only in U.S. government treasury bills with a maturity of one hundred and eighty five (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, that invest only in direct U.S. government obligations. As of March 31, 2020, the Trust Account consisted of cash and money market funds.

The Company’s amended and restated certificate of incorporation provides that, other than the withdrawal of interest to fund regulatory compliance requirements and other costs related thereto (a “Regulatory Withdrawal”), subject to an annual limit of $1,100,000, for a maximum 24 months and/or additional amounts necessary to pay franchise and income taxes, if any, none of the funds held in trust will be released until the earliest of: (i) the completion of the Business Combination; or (ii) the redemption of any public shares of common stock properly tendered in connection with a stockholder vote to amend the Company’s amended and restated certificate of incorporation to modify the substance or timing of the Company’s obligation to redeem 100% of such public shares of common stock if the Company does not complete the Business Combination within 24 months from the closing of the Public Offering; or (iii) the redemption of 100% of the public shares of common stock if the Company is unable to complete a Business Combination within 24 months from the closing of the Public Offering, subject to the requirements of law and stock exchange rules.

7


Business Combination

The Company’s management has broad discretion with respect to the specific application of the net proceeds of the Public Offering, although substantially all of the net proceeds of the Public Offering are intended to be generally applied toward consummating a Business Combination. The Business Combination must be with one or more target businesses that together have an aggregate fair market value of at least 80% of the assets held in the Trust Account (less any deferred underwriting commissions and taxes payable on interest income earned) at the time of the Company signing a definitive agreement in connection with the Business Combination. Furthermore, there is no assurance that the Company will be able to successfully effect a Business Combination.

The Company, after signing a definitive agreement for a Business Combination, will either (i) seek stockholder approval of the Business Combination at a meeting called for such purpose in connection with which stockholders may seek to redeem their shares, regardless of whether they vote for or against the Business Combination, for cash equal to their pro rata share of the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account as of two business days prior to the consummation of the Business Combination, including interest income but less taxes payable, or (ii) provide stockholders with the opportunity to sell their shares to the Company by means of a tender offer (and thereby avoid the need for a stockholder vote) for an amount in cash equal to their pro rata share of the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account as of two business days prior to the consummation of the Business Combination, including interest income but less taxes payable. The decision as to whether the Company will seek stockholder approval of the Business Combination or will allow stockholders to sell their shares in a tender offer will be made by the Company, solely in its discretion, and will be based on a variety of factors such as the timing of the transaction and whether the terms of the transaction would otherwise require the Company to seek stockholder approval, unless a vote is required by law or under NASDAQ rules. If the Company seeks stockholder approval, it will complete its Business Combination only if a majority of the outstanding shares of common stock voted are voted in favor of the Business Combination. Currently, the Company will not redeem its public shares of common stock in an amount that would cause its net tangible assets to be less than $5,000,001. In such case, the Company would not proceed with the redemption of its public shares of common stock and the related Business Combination, and instead may search for an alternate Business Combination.

As a result of the foregoing redemption provisions, the public shares of common stock will be recorded at redemption amount and classified as temporary equity, in accordance with Financial Accounting Standards Board ("FASB") Accounting Standards Codification ("ASC") Topic  480, “Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity” (“ASC 480”) in subsequent periods.

The Company will have 24 months from the IPO Closing Date to complete its Business Combination. If the Company does not complete a Business Combination within this period of time, it shall (i) cease all operations except for the purposes of winding up; (ii) as promptly as reasonably possible, but not more than ten business days thereafter, redeem the public shares of common stock for a per share pro rata portion of the Trust Account, including interest income, but less taxes payable (less up to $100,000 of such net interest income to pay dissolution expenses) and (iii) as promptly as possible following such redemption, dissolve and liquidate the balance of the Company’s net assets to its remaining stockholders, as part of its plan of dissolution and liquidation. The Sponsor and the Company’s officers and directors have entered into a letter agreement with the Company, pursuant to which they waived their rights to participate in any redemption with respect to their Founder Shares (as defined below); however, if the Sponsor or any of the Company’s officers, directors or affiliates acquire public shares of common stock, they will be entitled to a pro rata share of the Trust Account in the event the Company does not complete a Business Combination within the required time period.

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 less than the initial public offering price per Unit in the Public Offering.

8


Emerging Growth Company

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 Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”)) are required to comply with the new or revised financial accounting standards. The JOBS Act provides that a 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 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.

2.       Significant Accounting Policies

Basis of Presentation

The accompanying financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”) and pursuant to the accounting and disclosure rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), and reflect all adjustments, consisting only of normal recurring adjustments, which are, in the opinion of management, necessary for a fair presentation of the financial position as of March 31, 2020 and the results of operations and cash flows for the periods presented. Operating results for the three months ended March 31, 2020 are not necessarily indicative of results that may be expected for the full year or any other period. The accompanying unaudited financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Company’s audited financial statements included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on March 27, 2020.

Net Income/(Loss) Per Common Share

The Company has two classes of shares, which are referred to as Class A common stock (the “Common Stock”) and Class F common stock (the “Founders Shares”). Net income/(loss) per common share is computed utilizing the two-class method. The two-class method is an earnings allocation formula that determines earnings per share separately for each class of common stock based on an allocation of undistributed earnings per the rights of each class. At March 31, 2020, the Company did not have any dilutive securities or other contracts that could, potentially, be exercised or converted into common stock and then share in the earnings of the Company under the treasury stock method. As a result, diluted net income/(loss) per common share is the same as basic net income/(loss) per common share for the period. The table below presents a reconciliation of the numerator and denominator used to compute basic and diluted net income/(loss) per share for each class of common stock:

 

 

 

For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2020

 

 

 

Class A

 

 

Class F

 

Basic and diluted net income/(loss) per share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Numerator:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allocation of net income/(loss)

 

$

 

616,145

 

 

$

 

(99,320

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Denominator:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted-average shares outstanding

 

 

 

29,890,250

 

 

 

 

11,278,888

 

Basic and diluted net income/(loss) per share

 

$

 

0.02

 

 

$

 

(0.01

)

 

Concentration of Credit Risk

Financial instruments that potentially subject the Company to concentrations of credit risk consist of cash accounts in a financial institution as well as the Trust Account, which at times, may exceed the Federal depository insurance coverage of $250,000. The Company has not experienced losses on these accounts.

9


Financial Instruments

The fair value of the Company’s assets and liabilities, which qualify as financial instruments under Financial Accounting Standards Board ("FASB") Accounting Standards Codification ("ASC") Topic 820, “Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures,” approximates the carrying amounts represented in the balance sheet.

Offering Costs

The Company complies with the requirements of the Accounting Standards Codification (the “ASC”) 340-10-S99-1 and SEC Staff Accounting Bulletin Topic 5A — “Expenses of Offering.” Offering costs consist principally of professional and registration fees incurred through the balance sheet date that are related to our Public Offering and were charged to stockholders’ equity upon the completion of our Public Offering. Accordingly, offering costs totaling $24,185,743 (including $23,375,000 in underwriter’s fees), and were charged to stockholders’ equity.     

Redeemable Common Stock

As discussed in Note 3, all of the 42,500,000 class A common stock sold as part of the Units in the Public Offering contain a redemption feature which allows for the redemption of such public shares in connection with the Company’s liquidation, if there is a stockholder vote or tender offer in connection with the Business Combination and in connection with certain amendments to the Company’s amended and restated certificate of incorporation. In accordance with ASC 480, redemption provisions not solely within the control of the Company require common stock subject to redemption to be classified outside of permanent equity. Ordinary liquidation events, which involve the redemption and liquidation of all of the entity’s equity instruments, are excluded from the provisions of ASC 480. Although the Company did not specify a maximum redemption threshold, its charter provides that currently, the Company will not redeem its public shares in an amount that would cause its net tangible assets (stockholders’ equity) to be less than $5,000,001.

The Company recognizes changes in redemption value immediately as they occur and adjusts the carrying value of redeemable common stock to equal the redemption value at the end of each reporting period. Increases or decreases in the carrying amount of redeemable common stock are affected by charges against additional paid in capital.

Accordingly, at March 31, 2020, 40,681,707 of the 42,500,000 public shares are classified outside of permanent equity at their redemption value.

Use of Estimates

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with U.S. 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 financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

Income Taxes

The Company follows the asset and liability method of accounting for income taxes under ASC 740, “Income Taxes.” Deferred tax assets and liabilities are recognized for the estimated future tax consequences attributable to differences between the financial statements carrying amounts of existing assets and liabilities and their respective tax bases. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are measured using enacted tax rates expected to apply to taxable income in the years in which those temporary differences are expected to be recovered or settled. The effect on deferred tax assets and liabilities of a change in tax rates is recognized in income in the period that includes the enactment date. Valuation allowances are established, when necessary, to reduce deferred tax assets to the amount expected to be realized.

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For those liabilities or benefits to be recognized, a tax position must be more-likely-than-not to be sustained upon examination by taxing authorities. The Company recognizes accrued interest and penalties related to unrecognized tax liabilities as income tax expense. No amounts were accrued for the payment of interest and penalties at March 31, 2020.

The Company may be subject to potential examination by U.S. federal, states or foreign jurisdiction authorities in the areas of income taxes. These potential examinations may include questioning the timing and amount of deductions, the nexus of income amounts in various tax jurisdictions and compliance with U.S. federal, states or foreign tax laws.

The Company is incorporated in the State of Delaware and is required to pay franchise taxes to the State of Delaware on an annual basis.

Cash and Cash Equivalents

The Company considers all highly liquid instruments purchased with an original maturity of three months or less to be cash equivalents. The Company continually monitors its positions with and the credit quality of the financial institutions with which it invests. Periodically, the Company may maintain balances in various operating accounts in excess of federally insured limits.

Investments and Cash Held in Trust Account

At March 31, 2020, the Company had $425,879,308 in the Trust Account which may be utilized for Business Combinations. At March 31, 2020, the Trust Account consisted of both cash and money market funds.

The Company’s amended and restated certificate of incorporation provides that, other than the withdrawal of interest to pay taxes, if any, none of the funds held in trust will be released until the earlier of: (i) the completion of the Business Combination; (ii) the redemption of any public shares of common stock properly tendered in connection with a stockholder vote to amend the Company’s amended and restated certificate of incorporation to modify the substance or timing of the Company’s obligation to redeem 100% of such public shares of common stock if the Company does not complete the Business Combination within 24 months from the closing of the Public Offering; or (iii) the redemption of 100% of the public shares of common stock if the Company is unable to complete a Business Combination within 24 months from the closing of the Public Offering, subject to the requirements of law and stock exchange rules.

Recently issued accounting pronouncements not yet adopted

Management does not believe that any recently issued, but not yet effective, accounting pronouncements, if currently adopted, would have a material effect on the Company’s financial statements based on current operations of the Company.  The impact of any recently issued accounting standards will be re-evaluated on a regular basis or if a business combination is completed where the impact could be material.

Going Concern Consideration

If the Company does not complete its Business Combination by January 28, 2022, 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 100% of the common stock sold as part of the units in the Public Offering, 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 franchise and income taxes payable and less up to $100,000 of such net interest which may be distributed to the Company to pay dissolution expenses), divided by the number of then outstanding public shares, which redemption will completely extinguish public stockholders’ rights as stockholders (including the right to receive further liquidation distributions, if any), subject to applicable law, and (iii) as promptly as reasonably possible following such redemption, subject to the approval of the Company’s remaining stockholders and the Company’s Board of Directors, dissolve and liquidate, subject in each case to the Company’s obligations under Delaware law to provide for claims of creditors and the requirements of other applicable law.

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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 less than the initial public offering price per unit in the Public Offering. In addition, if the Company fails to complete its Business Combination by January 28, 2022, there will be no redemption rights or liquidating distributions with respect to the warrants, which will expire worthless.

In addition, at March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, the Company had current liabilities of $624,246 and $426,496, respectively, and working capital of $872,501 and ($14,002), respectively, largely due to amounts owed to professionals, consultants, advisors and others who are working on seeking a Business Combination as described in Note 1. Such work is continuing after March 31, 2020 and amounts are continuing to accrue.

3.       Public Offering

Public Units

On January 28, 2020, the Company sold 42,500,000 units at a price of $10.00 per unit (the “Units”), including 2,500,000 Units as a result of the underwriter’s partial exercise of its over-allotment option, generating gross proceeds of $425,000,000. Each Unit consists of one share of the Company’s Class A common stock, $0.0001 par value, and one-fourth of one redeemable Class A common stock purchase warrant (the “Warrants”). Each Whole Warrant entitles the holder to purchase one share of Class A common stock for $11.50 per share. Each Warrant will become exercisable on the later of 30 days after the completion of the Business Combination or 12 months from the closing of the Public Offering and will expire five years after the completion of the Business Combination or earlier upon redemption or liquidation. However, if the Company does not complete the Business Combination on or prior to the 24-month period allotted to complete the Business Combination, the Warrants will expire at the end of such period. The Warrants were issued in registered form under a warrant agreement between Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, as warrant agent, and the Company. The Company did not register the shares of common stock issuable upon exercise of the Warrants under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) or any state securities law. Under the terms of the warrant agreement, the Company has agreed to use its best efforts to file a registration statement under the Securities Act following the completion of the Business Combination covering the shares of common stock issuable upon exercise of the Warrants. The Company paid an upfront underwriting discount of 2.00% ($8,500,000) of the per Unit offering price to the underwriter at the closing of the Public Offering, with an additional fee (the “Deferred Discount”) of 3.50% ($14,875,000) of the per Unit offering price payable upon the Company’s completion of a Business Combination. The Deferred Discount will become payable to the underwriter from the amounts held in the Trust Account solely in the event the Company completes its Business Combination.

4.       Related Party Transactions

Founder Shares

On July 16, 2019, the Sponsor purchased 11,500,000 shares of Class F common stock (the “Founder Shares”) for an aggregate purchase price of $25,000, or approximately $0.002 per share. Subsequently, the Sponsor transferred an aggregate of 75,000 Founder Shares to the Company’s independent directors (together with the Sponsor, the “Initial Stockholders”). On March 9, 2020, the Sponsor forfeited 875,000 Founder Shares following the expiration of the unexercised portion of underwriter’s over-allotment option, so that the Founder Shares held by the Initial Stockholders would represent 20.0% of the outstanding shares of common stock following completion of the Public Offering. The Founder Shares are identical to the common stock included in the Units sold in the Public Offering except that the Founder Shares will automatically convert into shares of Class A common stock at the time of the Business Combination on a one-for-one basis, subject to adjustment as described in the Company’s amended and restated certificate of incorporation.

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Private Placement Warrants

The Sponsor purchased from the Company an aggregate of 5,250,000 warrants at a price of $2.00 per warrant (a purchase price of $10,500,000) in a private placement that occurred simultaneously with the Public Offering (the “Private Placement Warrants”). Each Private Placement Warrant entitles the holder to purchase one share of Class A common stock at $11.50 per share. A portion of the purchase price of the Private Placement Warrants was added to the proceeds from the Public Offering to be held in the Trust Account pending completion of the Business Combination.

The Private Placement Warrants have terms and provisions that are identical to those of the public warrants sold as part of the units in the Public Offering, except that the Private Placement Warrants may be physical (cash) or net share (cashless) settled and are not redeemable so long as they are held by the Sponsor or its permitted transferees.

If the Company does not complete a Business Combination, then the Private Placement Warrants proceeds will be part of the liquidation distribution to the public stockholders and the Private Placement Warrants will expire worthless.

Registration Rights

The holders of Founder Shares, Private Placement Warrants and warrants issued upon conversion of working capital loans, if any, have registration rights (in the case of the Founder Shares, only after conversion of such shares to common shares) pursuant to a registration rights agreement entered into by the Company, the Sponsor and the other security holders named therein on January 23, 2020. These holders will also have certain demand and “piggy back” registration rights. The Company will bear the expenses incurred in connection with the filing of any such registration statements.

Sponsor Loan

On July 16, 2019, our Sponsor loaned us an aggregate of $150,000 by the issuance of an unsecured promissory note for $300,000 to cover expenses related to the Public Offering. On December 31, 2019, the outstanding balance on the loan was $150,000. On January 25, 2019, our Sponsor loaned us an additional $150,000 to cover expenses related to the Public Offering. These Notes were non-interest bearing and payable on the earlier of June 30, 2020 or the completion of the Public Offering. These Notes were repaid in full upon the completion of the Public Offering.

Administrative Services Agreement

The Company entered into an administrative services agreement on January 23, 2020, pursuant to which it agreed to pay to an affiliate of the Sponsor $20,000 a month for office space, utilities and secretarial support. Services commenced on the date the securities were first listed on the NASDAQ Capital Market and will terminate upon the earlier of the consummation by the Company of a Business Combination or the liquidation of the Company.

For the period commencing January 23, 2020 through March 31, 2020 the Company has paid the affiliate $45,161.

5.       Deferred Underwriting Compensation

The Company is committed to pay a deferred underwriting discount totaling $14,875,000 or 3.50% of the gross offering proceeds of the Public Offering, to the underwriter upon the Company’s consummation of a Business Combination. The underwriter is not entitled to any interest accrued on the Deferred Discount, and no Deferred Discount is payable to the underwriter if there is no Business Combination.

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6.       Income Taxes

Income tax expense during interim periods is based on applying an estimated annual effective income tax rate to year-to-date income, plus any significant unusual or infrequently occurring items which are recorded in the interim period. The Company’s effective tax rate is estimated to be 21%. The provision for income taxes for the Three Months ended March 31, 2020 differs from the amount that would be provided by applying the statutory U.S. federal income tax rate of 21% to pre-tax income primarily because of state income taxes.

The computation of the annual estimated effective tax rate at each interim period requires certain estimates and significant judgment including, but not limited to, the expected operating income for the year, projections of the proportion of income earned and taxed in various jurisdictions, permanent and temporary differences, and the likelihood of recovering deferred tax assets generated in the current year. The accounting estimates used to compute the provision for income taxes may change as new events occur, more experience is obtained, additional information becomes known or as the tax environment changes.

The Company has evaluated tax positions taken or expected to be taken in the course of preparing the financial statements to determine if the tax positions are “more likely than not” of being sustained by the applicable tax authority. Tax positions not deemed to meet the “more likely than not” threshold would be recorded as a tax benefit or expense in the current year. The Company has concluded that there was no impact related to uncertain tax positions on the results of its operations for the period ended March 31, 2020. As of March 31, 2020, the Company has no accrued interest or penalties related to uncertain tax positions. The Company is currently not aware of any issues under review that could result in significant payments, accruals or material deviation from its position. The Company’s conclusions regarding tax positions will be subject to review and may be adjusted at a later date based on factors including, but not limited to, ongoing analyses of tax laws, regulations, and interpretations thereof.

7.       Investments and cash held in Trust

As of March 31, 2020, investment securities in the Company’s Trust Account consist of $425,879,308 in money market funds and $0 in cash.

8.       Fair Value Measurement

The Company complies with FASB ASC 820, Fair Value Measurements, for its financial assets and liabilities that are re-measured and reported at fair value at each reporting period, and non-financial assets and liabilities that are re-measured and reported at fair value at least annually. ASC 820 determines fair value to be the price that would be received to sell an asset or would be paid to transfer a liability (i.e., the exit price) in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date.

The following table presents information about the Company’s assets that are measured at fair value on a recurring basis as of March 31, 2020 and indicates the fair value hierarchy of the valuation techniques the Company utilized to determine such fair value. In general, fair values determined by Level 1 inputs utilize quoted prices (unadjusted) in active markets for identical assets or liabilities. Fair values determined by Level 2 inputs utilize data points that are observable such as quoted prices, interest rates and yield curves. Fair values determined by Level 3 inputs are unobservable data points for the asset or liability, and includes situations where there is little, if any, market activity for the asset or liability:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Significant

 

 

Significant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other

 

 

Other

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quoted Prices in

 

 

Observable

 

 

Unobservable

 

 

 

March 31,

 

 

Active Markets

 

 

Inputs

 

 

Inputs

 

Description

 

2020

 

 

(Level 1)

 

 

(Level 2)

 

 

(Level 3)

 

Investments and cash held in Trust Account

 

 

 

425,879,308

 

 

 

 

425,879,308

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

 

$

 

425,879,308

 

 

$

 

425,879,308

 

 

$

 

 

 

$

 

 

 

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9.       Stockholders’ Equity

Common Stock

The Company is authorized to issue 220,000,000 shares of common stock, consisting of 200,000,000 shares of Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share and 20,000,000 shares of Class F common stock, par value $0.0001 per share. Holders of the Company’s common stock are entitled to one vote for each share of common stock and vote together as a single class. At March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, there were 42,500,000 and 0 shares of Class A common stock (inclusive of the 40,681,707 and 0 shares subject to redemption) and 11,500,000 and 0 shares of Class F common stock issued and outstanding, respectively.

Preferred Stock

The Company is authorized to issue 1,000,000 shares of preferred stock, par value $0.0001 per share, with such designations, voting and other rights and preferences as may be determined from time to time by the Board of Directors. At March 31, 2020, there were no shares of preferred stock issued and outstanding.

10.       Subsequent Events

In March 2020, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak of a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) as a pandemic, which continues to spread throughout the United States. The spread of COVID-19 has caused significant volatility in U.S. and international markets. There is significant uncertainty around the breadth and duration of business disruptions related to COVID-19, as well as its impact on the U.S. and international economies and, as such, the Company is unable to determine if it will have a material impact to its operations. Furthermore, we may be unable to complete a business combination if continued concerns relating to the coronavirus restrict travel, limit the ability to have meetings with potential investors or the target company’s personnel, vendors and services providers are unavailable to negotiate and consummate a transaction in a timely manner. If the disruptions posed by the coronavirus or other matters of global concern continue for an extensive period of time, it could have a material adverse effect on our ability to consummate a business combination, or the operations of a target business with which we ultimately consummate a business combination.

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Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

The following discussion and analysis of the Company’s financial condition and results of operations should be read in conjunction with our unaudited financial statements and the notes related thereto which are included in “Item 1. Financial Statements” of this Quarterly Report on Form 10‑Q.

Cautionary note regarding forward-looking statements

All statements other than statements of historical fact included in this Quarterly Report on Form 10‑Q including, without limitation, statements under this “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” regarding the Company’s financial position, business strategy and the plans and objectives of management for future operations, are forward-looking statements. When used in this Quarterly Report on Form 10‑Q, words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend” and similar expressions, as they relate to us or the Company’s management, identify forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are based on the beliefs of management, as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, the Company’s management. Actual results could differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements as a result of certain factors detailed in our filings with the SEC. All subsequent written or oral forward-looking statements attributable to us or persons acting on the Company’s behalf are qualified in their entirety by this paragraph.

Overview

We are a blank check company incorporated on June 12, 2019 as a Delaware corporation and formed for the purpose of effecting a Business Combination with one or more target businesses. We completed our Public Offering on January 28, 2020. As of March 31, 2020, we had not identified any business combination target nor initiated any substantive discussions directly or indirectly, with respect to identifying any business combination target.

Since completing our Public Offering, we have reviewed, and continue to review, a number of opportunities to enter into a Business Combination with an operating business, but we are not able to determine at this time whether we will complete a Business Combination with any of the target businesses that we have reviewed or with any other target business. We intend to effectuate our Business Combination using cash from the proceeds of our Public Offering and the sale of the Private Placement Warrants, our capital stock, debt, or a combination of cash, stock and debt.

Results of Operations

For the Three Months ended March 31, 2020, we had net income of $516,825. Our business activities during the quarter mainly consisted of identifying and evaluating prospective acquisition candidates for a Business Combination. We believe that we have sufficient funds available to complete our efforts to effect a Business Combination with an operating business by January 28, 2022. However, if our estimates of the costs of identifying a target business, undertaking in-depth due diligence and negotiating a Business Combination are less than the actual amount necessary to do so, we may have insufficient funds available to operate our business prior to our Business Combination.

As indicated in the accompanying unaudited financial statements, at March 31, 2020, we had $1,106,732 in cash and deferred offering costs of $14,875,000. Further, we expect to continue to incur significant costs in the pursuit of our acquisition plans. We cannot assure you that our plans to complete our Business Combination will be successful.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

On July 16, 2019, our Sponsor purchased an aggregate of 11,500,000 Founder Shares for an aggregate purchase price of $25,000, or approximately $0.002 per share. Subsequently, our Sponsor transferred an aggregate of 75,000 Founder Shares to our independent directors. On March 9, 2020, following the expiration of the unexercised portion of the underwriter’s over-allotment option, our Sponsor forfeited 875,000 Founder Shares so that the remaining Founder Shares held by our Initial Stockholders represented 20.0% of the outstanding shares upon completion of our Public Offering.

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On January 28, 2020, we consummated our Public Offering of 42,500,000 Units at a price of $10.00 per Unit, including 2,500,000 Units as a result of the underwriter’s partial exercise of its over-allotment option, generating gross proceeds of $425,000,000. On the IPO Closing Date, we completed the private sale of an aggregate of 5,250,000 Private Placement Warrants, each exercisable to purchase one share of Common Stock at $11.50 per share, to our Sponsor, at a price of $2.00 per Private Placement Warrant, generating gross proceeds, before expenses, of $10,500,000. After deducting the underwriting discounts and commissions (excluding the Deferred Discount, which amount will be payable upon consummation of the Business Combination, if consummated) and the estimated offering expenses, the total net proceeds from our Public Offering and the sale of the Private Placement Warrants were $426,055,000, of which $425,000,000 (or $10.00 per share sold in the Public Offering) was placed in the Trust Account. The amount of proceeds not deposited in the Trust Account was $1,055,000 at the closing of our Public Offering. Interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account may be released to us to fund our Regulatory Withdrawals, subject to an annual limit of $1,100,000, for a maximum of 24 months and/or additional amounts necessary to pay our franchise and income taxes.

On July 16, 2019, the Sponsor agreed to loan the Company an aggregate of $300,000 by the issuance of an unsecured promissory note (the “Note”) issued by the Company in favor of the Sponsor to cover organizational expenses related to the Proposed Offering. On July 16, 2019, the Company borrowed $150,000 against the Note, and on January 25, 2019, the Company borrowed an additional $150,000. This Note was non-interest bearing and payable on the earlier of June 30, 2020 or the completion of the Public Offering. These Notes were repaid in full upon the completion of the Public Offering.

As of March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, we had cash held outside of the Trust Account of approximately $1,106,732 and $1,120, respectively, which is available to fund our working capital requirements. Additionally, interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account may be released to us to fund our Regulatory Withdrawals, subject to an annual limit of $1,100,000, for a maximum of 24 months and/or additional amounts necessary to pay our franchise and income taxes.

At March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, the Company had current liabilities of $624,246 and $426,496 and working capital of $872,501 and ($14,002), respectively, largely due to amounts owed to professionals, consultants, advisors and others who are working on seeking a Business Combination. Such work is continuing after March 31, 2020 and amounts are continuing to accrue.

We intend to use substantially all of the funds held in the Trust Account, including interest (which interest shall be net of Regulatory Withdrawals and taxes payable) to consummate our Business Combination. Moreover, we may need to obtain additional financing either to complete a Business Combination or because we become obligated to redeem a significant number of shares of our Common Stock upon completion of a Business Combination. Subject to compliance with applicable securities laws, we would only complete such financing simultaneously with the completion of our Business Combination. If we are unable to complete our Business Combination because we do not have sufficient funds available to us, we will be forced to cease operations and liquidate the Trust Account. In addition, following our Business Combination, if cash on hand is insufficient, we may need to obtain additional financing in order to meet our obligations. To the extent that our capital stock or debt is used, in whole or in part, as consideration to consummate our Business Combination, the remaining proceeds held in our Trust Account, if any, will be used as working capital to finance the operations of the target business or businesses, make other acquisitions and pursue our growth strategy.

Off-balance sheet financing arrangements

We had no obligations, assets or liabilities which would be considered off-balance sheet arrangements at March 31, 2020. We do not participate in transactions that create relationships with unconsolidated entities or financial partnerships, often referred to as variable interest entities, which would have been established for the purpose of facilitating off-balance sheet arrangements.

We had not entered into any off-balance sheet financing arrangements, established any special purpose entities, guaranteed any debt or commitments of other entities, or entered into any non-financial agreements involving assets.

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Contractual obligations

As of March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, we did not have any long-term debt obligations, capital lease obligations, operating lease obligations, purchase obligations or long-term liabilities. In connection with the Public Offering, we entered into an administrative services agreement to pay monthly recurring expenses of $20,000 to The Gores Group for office space, utilities and secretarial support. The administrative services agreement terminates upon the earlier of the completion of a Business Combination or the liquidation of the Company.

The underwriter is entitled to underwriting discounts and commissions of 5.5%, of which 2.0% ($8,500,000) was paid at the closing of the Public Offering, and 3.5% ($14,875,000) was deferred. The Deferred Discount will become payable to the underwriter 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. The underwriter is not entitled to any interest accrued on the Deferred Discount.

Recently issued accounting pronouncements not yet adopted

Management does not believe that any recently issued, but not yet effective, accounting pronouncements, if currently adopted, would have a material effect on the Company’s financial statements based on current operations of the Company.  The impact of any recently issued accounting standards will be re-evaluated on a regular basis or if a business combination is completed where the impact could be material.

Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

Market risk is a broad term for the risk of economic loss due to adverse changes in the fair value of a financial instrument. These changes may be the result of various factors, including interest rates, foreign exchange rates, commodity prices and/or equity prices. Our business activities for the Three Months ended March 31, 2020 consisted solely of organizational activities and activities relating to our Public Offering and the identification of a target company for our Business Combination. As of March 31, 2020, $425,879,308 (including accrued interest and dividends and subject to reduction by the Deferred Discount due at the consummation of the Business Combination) was held in the Trust Account for the purposes of consummating our Business Combination. As of March 31, 2020, investment securities in the Company’s Trust Account consist of $425,879,308 in money market funds and $0 in cash. As of March 31, 2020, the effective annualized rate of return generated by our investments was approximately .1%.

We have not engaged in any hedging activities during the Three Months ended March 31, 2020. We do not expect to engage in any hedging activities with respect to the market risk to which we are exposed.

Item 4. Controls and Procedures

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.

As required by Rules 13a‑15 and 15d‑15 under the Exchange Act, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer carried out an evaluation of the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures as of March 31, 2020. Based upon their evaluation, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rules 13a‑15(e) and 15d‑15(e) under the Exchange Act) were effective.

During the most recently completed fiscal quarter, there has been no change in our internal control over financial reporting that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

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PART II—OTHER INFORMATION

Item 1. Legal Proceedings

None.

Item 1A. Risk Factors

Factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those in this report are any of the risks described in our prospectus filed with the SEC on January 23, 2020 and the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on March 27, 2020. Any of these factors could result in a significant or material adverse effect on our results of operations or financial condition. Additional risk factors not presently known to us or that we currently deem immaterial may also impair our business or results of operations.

In December 2019, a novel strain of coronavirus (COVID-19) was reported to have surfaced in Wuhan, China, which has and is continuing to spread throughout China and other parts of the world, including the United States and Europe. On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak of the coronavirus a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern.” On January 31, 2020, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar II declared a public health emergency for the United States to aid the U.S. healthcare community in responding to the coronavirus, and on March 11, 2020 the World Health Organization characterized the outbreak as a “pandemic.” A significant outbreak of the coronavirus and other infectious diseases could result in a widespread health crisis that could adversely affect the economies and financial markets worldwide, business operations and the conduct of commerce generally and could have a material adverse effect on the business of any potential target business with which we consummate a business combination. Furthermore, we may be unable to complete a business combination if continued concerns relating to the coronavirus restrict travel, limit the ability to have meetings with potential investors or the target company’s personnel, vendors and services providers are unavailable to negotiate and consummate a transaction in a timely manner. The extent to which the coronavirus impacts our search for a business combination will depend on future developments, which are highly uncertain and cannot be predicted, including new information which may emerge concerning the severity of the coronavirus pandemic and the actions to contain the coronavirus or treat its impact, among others. If the disruptions posed by the coronavirus or other matters of global concern continue for an extensive period of time, it could have a material adverse effect on our ability to consummate a business combination, or the operations of a target business with which we ultimately consummate a business combination.

In addition, our ability to consummate a transaction may be dependent on the ability to raise equity and debt financing and the coronavirus pandemic and other related events could have a material adverse effect on our ability to raise adequate financing.

As of the date of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, there have been no material changes to the risk factors disclosed in our prospectus filed with the SEC on January 23, 2020 or the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on March 27, 2020; however, we may disclose changes to such factors or disclose additional factors from time to time in our future filings with the SEC.

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

Unregistered Sales

On July 16, 2019, our Sponsor purchased 11,500,000 Founder Shares for an aggregate purchase price of $25,000, or approximately $0.002 per share. Subsequently, our Sponsor transferred an aggregate of 75,000 Founder Shares to our independent directors. On March 9, 2020, following the expiration of the unexercised portion of the underwriter’s over-allotment option, our Sponsor forfeited 875,000 Founder Shares, so that the remaining Founder Shares held by the Initial Stockholders would represent 20.0% of the outstanding shares of Capital Stock following the completion of our Public Offering. Our Public Offering was consummated on January 28, 2020.

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Prior to the IPO Closing Date, we completed the private sale of an aggregate of 5,250,000 Private Placement Warrants to our Sponsor at a price of $2.00 per Private Placement Warrant, generating total proceeds, before expenses, of $10,500,000. The Private Placement Warrants have terms and provisions that are identical to those of the public warrants sold as part of the units in the IPO, except that the Private Placement Warrants may be physical (cash) or net share (cashless) settled and are not redeemable so long as they are held by the Sponsor or its permitted transferees. If the Private Placement Warrants are held by holders other than our Sponsor or its permitted transferees, the Private Placement Warrants will be redeemable by us and exercisable by the holders on the same basis as the Warrants.

The sales of the above securities by the Company were exempt from registration in reliance on Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act as transactions by an issuer not involving a public offering.

Use of Proceeds

On January 23, 2020, our registration statement on Form S‑1 (File No. 333-235378) was declared effective by the SEC for the Public Offering pursuant to which we sold an aggregate of 42,500,000 Units at an offering price to the public of $10.00 per Unit, including 2,500,000 Units as a result of the underwriter’s partial exercise of its over-allotment option, generating gross proceeds of $425,000,000.

After deducting the underwriting discounts and commissions (excluding the Deferred Discount, which amount will be payable upon the consummation of our Business Combination, if consummated) and the estimated offering expenses, the total net proceeds from our Public Offering and the sale of the Private Placement Warrants were $426,055,000, of which $425,000,000 (or $10.00 per share sold in the Public Offering) was placed in the Trust Account in the United States maintained by the trustee.

Through March 31, 2020, we incurred approximately $9,310,743 for costs and expenses related to the Public Offering. At the closing of the Public Offering, we paid a total of $8,500,000 in underwriting discounts and commissions. In addition, the underwriter agreed to defer $14,875,000 in underwriting commissions, which amount will be payable upon consummation of our Business Combination, if consummated. There has been no material change in the planned use of proceeds from our Public Offering as described in our final prospectus dated January 23, 2020 which was filed with the SEC.

Our Sponsor, executive officers and directors have agreed, and our amended and restated certificate of incorporation provides, that we will have only 24 months from the IPO Closing Date to complete our Business Combination. If we are unable to complete our Business Combination within such 24‑month period, 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 our Trust Account, including interest (which interest shall be net of taxes payable, 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 stockholders’ rights as stockholders (including the right to receive further liquidation distributions, if any), subject to applicable law, and (iii) as promptly as reasonably possible following such redemption, subject to the approval of our remaining stockholders and our Board, dissolve and liquidate, subject in each case to our obligations under Delaware law to provide for claims of creditors and the requirements of other applicable law.

As of March 31, 2020, after giving effect to our Public Offering and our operations subsequent thereto, approximately $425,879,308 was held in the Trust Account, and we had approximately $1,106,732 of unrestricted cash available to us for our activities in connection with identifying and conducting due diligence of a suitable Business Combination, and for general corporate matters.

Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities

None

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Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures

Not Applicable.

Item 5. Other Information

None.

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Item 6. Exhibits

The following exhibits are filed as part of, or incorporated by reference into, this Quarterly Report on Form 10‑Q.

 

Exhibit

Number

 

Description

  3.1

 

Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 of the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on January 29, 2020).

 

 

 

  3.2

 

By Laws (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.3 filed with the Form S-1 filed by the Registrant on December 5, 2019).

 

 

 

  4.1

 

Specimen Unit Certificate (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 filed with the Form S-1 filed by the Registrant on December 5, 2019).

 

 

 

  4.2

 

Specimen Class A Common Stock Certificate (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.2 filed with the Form S-1 filed by the Registrant on December 5, 2019).

 

 

 

  4.3

 

Specimen Warrant Certificate (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.3 filed with the Form S-1 filed by the Registrant on December 5, 2019).

 

 

 

  4.4

 

Warrant Agreement, dated January 23, 2020, between the Company and Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, as warrant agent (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 of the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on January 29, 2020).

 

 

 

31.1*

 

Certification of Principal Executive Officer Pursuant to Rules 13a‑14(a) and 15d‑14(a) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as Adopted Pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

 

 

 

31.2*

 

Certification of Principal Financial Officer Pursuant to Rules 13a‑14(a) and 15d‑14(a) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as Adopted Pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

 

 

 

32.1*

 

Certification of Principal Executive Officer Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as Adopted Pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

 

 

 

32.2*

 

Certification of Principal Financial Officer Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as Adopted Pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

 

 

 

Exhibit 101

 

The following financial statements from the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q of Gores Holdings IV, Inc. for the quarter ended March 31, 2020, formatted in eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL): (i) Balance Sheets, (ii) Statement of Income,  (iii) Statement of Changes in Stockholders’ Equity, (iv) Statement of Cash Flows and (v) Notes to Financial Statements.

 

*

Filed 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.

 

 

GORES HOLDINGS IV, INC.

 

 

 

 

Date:  May 14, 2020

By:

 

/s/ Mark Stone

 

 

 

Mark Stone

 

 

 

Chief Executive Officer

 

 

 

(Duly Authorized Officer and Principal Executive Officer)

 

 

23

ghiv-ex311_7.htm

Exhibit 31.1

 

CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO RULES 13a-14(a) AND 15d-14(a) UNDER THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934, AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO

SECTION 302 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002

 

I, Mark Stone, certify that:

1)

I have reviewed this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q of Gores Holdings IV, Inc.;

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 periods presented in this report;

4)

The registrant’s other certifying officer and I 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)

Designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;

 

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: May 14, 2020

 

 

 

/s/ Mark Stone

 

Mark Stone

 

Chief Executive Officer

 

(Principal Executive Officer)

 

ghiv-ex312_6.htm

Exhibit 31.2

 

CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO RULES 13a-14(a) AND 15d-14(a) UNDER THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934, AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO

SECTION 302 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002

 

I, Andrew McBride, certify that:

1)

I have reviewed this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q of Gores Holdings IV, Inc.;

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 periods presented in this report;

4)

The registrant’s other certifying officer and I 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)

Designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;

 

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: May 14, 2020

 

 

 

/s/ Andrew McBride

 

Andrew McBride

 

Chief Financial Officer

 

(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)

 

ghiv-ex321_8.htm

Exhibit 32.1

CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO

18 U.S.C. SECTION 1350, AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO

SECTION 906 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002

In connection with the Quarterly Report of Gores Holdings IV, Inc. (the “Registrant”) on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ending March 31, 2020 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on the date hereof (the “Report”), I certify, in the capacity and on the date indicated below, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, that:

1)

the Report fully complies with the requirements of section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended; and

2)

the information contained in the Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the Registrant.

This certificate is being furnished solely for the purposes of 18 U.S.C. Section 1350 and is not being filed as part of the Report or as a separate disclosure document.

 

Date: May 14, 2020

 

 

 

/s/ Mark Stone

 

Mark Stone

 

Chief Executive Officer

 

(Principal Executive Officer)

 

 

ghiv-ex322_9.htm

Exhibit 32.2

CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO

18 U.S.C. SECTION 1350, AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO

SECTION 906 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002

In connection with the Quarterly Report of Gores Holdings IV, Inc. (the “Registrant”) on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ending March 31, 2020 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on the date hereof (the “Report”), I certify, in the capacity and on the date indicated below, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, that:

1)

the Report fully complies with the requirements of section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended; and

2)

the information contained in the Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the Registrant. 

This certificate is being furnished solely for the purposes of 18 U.S.C. Section 1350 and is not being filed as part of the Report or as a separate disclosure document.

 

Date: May 14, 2020

 

 

 

/s/ Andrew McBride

 

Andrew McBride

 

Chief Financial Officer

 

(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)

 

 

 

v3.20.1
Income Taxes
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
Income Tax Disclosure [Abstract]  
Income Taxes

6.       Income Taxes

Income tax expense during interim periods is based on applying an estimated annual effective income tax rate to year-to-date income, plus any significant unusual or infrequently occurring items which are recorded in the interim period. The Company’s effective tax rate is estimated to be 21%. The provision for income taxes for the Three Months ended March 31, 2020 differs from the amount that would be provided by applying the statutory U.S. federal income tax rate of 21% to pre-tax income primarily because of state income taxes.

The computation of the annual estimated effective tax rate at each interim period requires certain estimates and significant judgment including, but not limited to, the expected operating income for the year, projections of the proportion of income earned and taxed in various jurisdictions, permanent and temporary differences, and the likelihood of recovering deferred tax assets generated in the current year. The accounting estimates used to compute the provision for income taxes may change as new events occur, more experience is obtained, additional information becomes known or as the tax environment changes.

The Company has evaluated tax positions taken or expected to be taken in the course of preparing the financial statements to determine if the tax positions are “more likely than not” of being sustained by the applicable tax authority. Tax positions not deemed to meet the “more likely than not” threshold would be recorded as a tax benefit or expense in the current year. The Company has concluded that there was no impact related to uncertain tax positions on the results of its operations for the period ended March 31, 2020. As of March 31, 2020, the Company has no accrued interest or penalties related to uncertain tax positions. The Company is currently not aware of any issues under review that could result in significant payments, accruals or material deviation from its position. The Company’s conclusions regarding tax positions will be subject to review and may be adjusted at a later date based on factors including, but not limited to, ongoing analyses of tax laws, regulations, and interpretations thereof.

v3.20.1
Subsequent Events
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
Subsequent Events [Abstract]  
Subsequent Events

10.       Subsequent Events

In March 2020, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak of a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) as a pandemic, which continues to spread throughout the United States. The spread of COVID-19 has caused significant volatility in U.S. and international markets. There is significant uncertainty around the breadth and duration of business disruptions related to COVID-19, as well as its impact on the U.S. and international economies and, as such, the Company is unable to determine if it will have a material impact to its operations. Furthermore, we may be unable to complete a business combination if continued concerns relating to the coronavirus restrict travel, limit the ability to have meetings with potential investors or the target company’s personnel, vendors and services providers are unavailable to negotiate and consummate a transaction in a timely manner. If the disruptions posed by the coronavirus or other matters of global concern continue for an extensive period of time, it could have a material adverse effect on our ability to consummate a business combination, or the operations of a target business with which we ultimately consummate a business combination.

v3.20.1
Stockholders' Equity - Additional Information (Details)
Mar. 31, 2020
Vote
$ / shares
shares
Dec. 31, 2019
$ / shares
shares
Class Of Stock [Line Items]    
Common stock, shares authorized 220,000,000  
Number of votes for each share | Vote 1  
Number of shares subject to possible redemption 40,681,707 0
Preferred stock, shares authorized 1,000,000 1,000,000
Preferred stock, par value | $ / shares $ 0.0001 $ 0.0001
Preferred stock, shares issued 0 0
Preferred stock, shares outstanding 0 0
Class A Common Stock    
Class Of Stock [Line Items]    
Common stock, shares authorized 200,000,000 200,000,000
Common stock, par value | $ / shares $ 0.0001 $ 0.0001
Common stock, inclusive of shares subject to redemption, number of shares issued and outstanding 42,500,000 0
Number of shares subject to possible redemption 40,681,707 0
Common stock, shares issued 1,818,293 0
Common stock, shares outstanding 1,818,293 0
Class F Common Stock    
Class Of Stock [Line Items]    
Common stock, shares authorized 20,000,000 20,000,000
Common stock, par value | $ / shares $ 0.0001 $ 0.0001
Common stock, shares issued 10,625,000 11,500,000
Common stock, shares outstanding 10,625,000 11,500,000
v3.20.1
STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2019
USD ($)
$ / shares
Professional fees and other expenses $ (186,200)
State franchise taxes, other than income tax (50,000)
Net loss from operations (236,200)
Other income - interest and dividend income 880,040
Net income before income taxes 643,840
Provision for income tax (127,015)
Net Income attributable to common shares $ 516,825
Class A Common Stock  
Net income/(loss) per ordinary share:  
Net income per ordinary share - basic and diluted | $ / shares $ 0.02
Class F Common Stock  
Net income/(loss) per ordinary share:  
Net income per ordinary share - basic and diluted | $ / shares $ (0.01)
v3.20.1
Organization and Business Operations
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
Organization Consolidation And Presentation Of Financial Statements [Abstract]  
Organization and Business Operations

1.       Organization and Business Operations

Organization and General

Gores Holdings IV, Inc. (the “Company”) was incorporated in Delaware on June 12, 2019. The Company was formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar Business Combination with one or more businesses (the “Business Combination”). The Company has neither engaged in any operations nor generated any operating revenue to date. The Company’s management has broad discretion with respect to the Business Combination. The Company’s Sponsor is Gores Holdings IV Sponsor, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (the “Sponsor”). The Company has selected December 31st as its fiscal year-end.

At March 31, 2020, the Company had not commenced any operations. All activity for the period from June 12, 2019 (inception) through March 31, 2020 relates to the Company’s formation and initial public offering (“Public Offering”) described below. The Company completed the Public Offering on January 28, 2020 (the “IPO Closing Date”). The Company will not generate any operating revenues until after the completion of its Business Combination, at the earliest. Subsequent to the Public Offering, the Company will generate non-operating income in the form of interest income on cash and cash equivalents from the proceeds derived from the Public Offering and the sale of the Private Placement Warrants (as defined below) held in the Trust Account (as defined below).

Financing

Upon the closing of the Public Offering and the sale of the Private Placement Warrants, an aggregate of $425,000,000 was placed in a Trust Account with Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company acting as trustee (the “Trust Account”).

The Company intends to finance a Business Combination with the net proceeds from its $425,000,000 Public Offering and its sale of $10,500,000 of Private Placement Warrants.    

Trust Account

Funds held in the Trust Account can be invested only in U.S. government treasury bills with a maturity of one hundred and eighty five (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, that invest only in direct U.S. government obligations. As of March 31, 2020, the Trust Account consisted of cash and money market funds.

The Company’s amended and restated certificate of incorporation provides that, other than the withdrawal of interest to fund regulatory compliance requirements and other costs related thereto (a “Regulatory Withdrawal”), subject to an annual limit of $1,100,000, for a maximum 24 months and/or additional amounts necessary to pay franchise and income taxes, if any, none of the funds held in trust will be released until the earliest of: (i) the completion of the Business Combination; or (ii) the redemption of any public shares of common stock properly tendered in connection with a stockholder vote to amend the Company’s amended and restated certificate of incorporation to modify the substance or timing of the Company’s obligation to redeem 100% of such public shares of common stock if the Company does not complete the Business Combination within 24 months from the closing of the Public Offering; or (iii) the redemption of 100% of the public shares of common stock if the Company is unable to complete a Business Combination within 24 months from the closing of the Public Offering, subject to the requirements of law and stock exchange rules.

Business Combination

The Company’s management has broad discretion with respect to the specific application of the net proceeds of the Public Offering, although substantially all of the net proceeds of the Public Offering are intended to be generally applied toward consummating a Business Combination. The Business Combination must be with one or more target businesses that together have an aggregate fair market value of at least 80% of the assets held in the Trust Account (less any deferred underwriting commissions and taxes payable on interest income earned) at the time of the Company signing a definitive agreement in connection with the Business Combination. Furthermore, there is no assurance that the Company will be able to successfully effect a Business Combination.

The Company, after signing a definitive agreement for a Business Combination, will either (i) seek stockholder approval of the Business Combination at a meeting called for such purpose in connection with which stockholders may seek to redeem their shares, regardless of whether they vote for or against the Business Combination, for cash equal to their pro rata share of the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account as of two business days prior to the consummation of the Business Combination, including interest income but less taxes payable, or (ii) provide stockholders with the opportunity to sell their shares to the Company by means of a tender offer (and thereby avoid the need for a stockholder vote) for an amount in cash equal to their pro rata share of the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account as of two business days prior to the consummation of the Business Combination, including interest income but less taxes payable. The decision as to whether the Company will seek stockholder approval of the Business Combination or will allow stockholders to sell their shares in a tender offer will be made by the Company, solely in its discretion, and will be based on a variety of factors such as the timing of the transaction and whether the terms of the transaction would otherwise require the Company to seek stockholder approval, unless a vote is required by law or under NASDAQ rules. If the Company seeks stockholder approval, it will complete its Business Combination only if a majority of the outstanding shares of common stock voted are voted in favor of the Business Combination. Currently, the Company will not redeem its public shares of common stock in an amount that would cause its net tangible assets to be less than $5,000,001. In such case, the Company would not proceed with the redemption of its public shares of common stock and the related Business Combination, and instead may search for an alternate Business Combination.

As a result of the foregoing redemption provisions, the public shares of common stock will be recorded at redemption amount and classified as temporary equity, in accordance with Financial Accounting Standards Board ("FASB") Accounting Standards Codification ("ASC") Topic  480, “Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity” (“ASC 480”) in subsequent periods.

The Company will have 24 months from the IPO Closing Date to complete its Business Combination. If the Company does not complete a Business Combination within this period of time, it shall (i) cease all operations except for the purposes of winding up; (ii) as promptly as reasonably possible, but not more than ten business days thereafter, redeem the public shares of common stock for a per share pro rata portion of the Trust Account, including interest income, but less taxes payable (less up to $100,000 of such net interest income to pay dissolution expenses) and (iii) as promptly as possible following such redemption, dissolve and liquidate the balance of the Company’s net assets to its remaining stockholders, as part of its plan of dissolution and liquidation. The Sponsor and the Company’s officers and directors have entered into a letter agreement with the Company, pursuant to which they waived their rights to participate in any redemption with respect to their Founder Shares (as defined below); however, if the Sponsor or any of the Company’s officers, directors or affiliates acquire public shares of common stock, they will be entitled to a pro rata share of the Trust Account in the event the Company does not complete a Business Combination within the required time period.

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 less than the initial public offering price per Unit in the Public Offering.

Emerging Growth Company

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 Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”)) are required to comply with the new or revised financial accounting standards. The JOBS Act provides that a 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 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.

v3.20.1
Organization and Business Operations - Additional Information (Details) - USD ($)
3 Months Ended
Jan. 28, 2020
Mar. 31, 2020
Mar. 31, 2019
Organization Consolidation And Presentation Of Financial Statements [Line Items]      
Date of incorporation   Jun. 12, 2019  
Proceeds from initial public offering $ 425,000,000 $ 425,000,000  
Proceeds from sale of warrants   $ 10,500,000  
Maximum maturity period   185 days  
Regulatory withdrawal of interest from trust account, annual limit   $ 1,100,000  
Regulatory withdrawal of interest from trust account, maximum period   24 months  
Redemption percentage of public shares of common stock if business combination not completed   100.00% 100.00%
Number of days to seek shareholder approval for redemption of shares   2 days  
Number of days to provide opportunity to shareholders to sell their shares   2 days  
Dissolution expenses, maximum allowed   $ 100,000  
Maximum      
Organization Consolidation And Presentation Of Financial Statements [Line Items]      
Threshold period to complete business combination from closing of public offering   24 months  
Threshold net tangible assets   $ 5,000,001  
Number of days to redeem public shares of common stock if business combination not completed   10 days  
Minimum      
Organization Consolidation And Presentation Of Financial Statements [Line Items]      
Percentage of fair market value     80.00%
Private Placement      
Organization Consolidation And Presentation Of Financial Statements [Line Items]      
Amount placed in trust account 425,000,000    
Proceeds from sale of warrants $ 10,500,000    
v3.20.1
Related Party Transactions - Additional Information (Details)
2 Months Ended 3 Months Ended
Mar. 09, 2020
shares
Jan. 28, 2020
$ / shares
shares
Jan. 27, 2020
$ / shares
shares
Jan. 25, 2020
USD ($)
Jul. 16, 2019
USD ($)
$ / shares
shares
Mar. 31, 2020
USD ($)
Mar. 31, 2020
USD ($)
shares
Jan. 23, 2020
USD ($)
Dec. 31, 2019
USD ($)
Related Party Transaction [Line Items]                  
Sale of common stock, value             $ 425,000,000    
Proceeds from sale of warrants             $ 10,500,000    
Notes and advances payable – related party                 $ 150,000
IPO                  
Related Party Transaction [Line Items]                  
Units sold | shares   42,500,000              
Class F Common Stock                  
Related Party Transaction [Line Items]                  
Number of shares forfeited | shares             875,000    
Class A Common Stock                  
Related Party Transaction [Line Items]                  
Units sold | shares             42,500,000    
Sale of common stock, value             $ 4,250    
Number of shares warrant may be converted | shares   1              
Warrants exercise price (in dollars per share) | $ / shares   $ 11.50              
Class A Common Stock | IPO                  
Related Party Transaction [Line Items]                  
Units sold | shares             42,500,000    
Founder Shares | Class F Common Stock                  
Related Party Transaction [Line Items]                  
Founder shares transferred to independent directors | shares         75,000        
Outstanding shares of common stock held by the initial stockholders (as a percent) 20.00%                
Founder Shares | Class A Common Stock                  
Related Party Transaction [Line Items]                  
Conversion ratio         1        
Founder Shares | Sponsor | Class F Common Stock                  
Related Party Transaction [Line Items]                  
Units sold | shares         11,500,000        
Sale of common stock, value         $ 25,000        
Share price | $ / shares         $ 0.002        
Number of shares forfeited | shares 875,000                
Private Placement Warrants | Class A Common Stock                  
Related Party Transaction [Line Items]                  
Number of shares warrant may be converted | shares         1        
Warrants exercise price (in dollars per share) | $ / shares         $ 11.50        
Private Placement Warrants | Sponsor                  
Related Party Transaction [Line Items]                  
Number of warrants sold | shares     5,250,000   5,250,000        
Warrants sold, price per warrant | $ / shares     $ 2.00   $ 2.00        
Proceeds from sale of warrants         $ 10,500,000        
Sponsor Loan | IPO                  
Related Party Transaction [Line Items]                  
Aggregate issuance of unsecured promissory note         300,000        
Notes and advances payable – related party                 $ 150,000
Proceeds from related party promissory note       $ 150,000 $ 150,000        
Administrative Services Agreement                  
Related Party Transaction [Line Items]                  
Due to affiliate, monthly for office space, utilities and secretarial support               $ 20,000  
Administrative Services Agreement | Affiliate of the Sponsor                  
Related Party Transaction [Line Items]                  
Payments to affiliate           $ 45,161      
v3.20.1
Fair Value Measurement - Schedule of Assets Measured at Fair Value on Recurring Basis (Details)
Mar. 31, 2020
USD ($)
Fair Value Assets And Liabilities Measured On Recurring And Nonrecurring Basis [Line Items]  
Investments and cash held in Trust Account $ 425,879,308
Fair Value, Measurements, Recurring  
Fair Value Assets And Liabilities Measured On Recurring And Nonrecurring Basis [Line Items]  
Investments and cash held in Trust Account 425,879,308
Total 425,879,308
Fair Value, Measurements, Recurring | Quoted Prices in Active Markets (Level 1)  
Fair Value Assets And Liabilities Measured On Recurring And Nonrecurring Basis [Line Items]  
Investments and cash held in Trust Account 425,879,308
Total $ 425,879,308
v3.20.1
Significant Accounting Policies
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
Accounting Policies [Abstract]  
Significant Accounting Policies

2.       Significant Accounting Policies

Basis of Presentation

The accompanying financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”) and pursuant to the accounting and disclosure rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), and reflect all adjustments, consisting only of normal recurring adjustments, which are, in the opinion of management, necessary for a fair presentation of the financial position as of March 31, 2020 and the results of operations and cash flows for the periods presented. Operating results for the three months ended March 31, 2020 are not necessarily indicative of results that may be expected for the full year or any other period. The accompanying unaudited financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Company’s audited financial statements included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on March 27, 2020.

Net Income/(Loss) Per Common Share

The Company has two classes of shares, which are referred to as Class A common stock (the “Common Stock”) and Class F common stock (the “Founders Shares”). Net income/(loss) per common share is computed utilizing the two-class method. The two-class method is an earnings allocation formula that determines earnings per share separately for each class of common stock based on an allocation of undistributed earnings per the rights of each class. At March 31, 2020, the Company did not have any dilutive securities or other contracts that could, potentially, be exercised or converted into common stock and then share in the earnings of the Company under the treasury stock method. As a result, diluted net income/(loss) per common share is the same as basic net income/(loss) per common share for the period. The table below presents a reconciliation of the numerator and denominator used to compute basic and diluted net income/(loss) per share for each class of common stock:

 

 

 

For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2020

 

 

 

Class A

 

 

Class F

 

Basic and diluted net income/(loss) per share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Numerator:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allocation of net income/(loss)

 

$

 

616,145

 

 

$

 

(99,320

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Denominator:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted-average shares outstanding

 

 

 

29,890,250

 

 

 

 

11,278,888

 

Basic and diluted net income/(loss) per share

 

$

 

0.02

 

 

$

 

(0.01

)

 

Concentration of Credit Risk

Financial instruments that potentially subject the Company to concentrations of credit risk consist of cash accounts in a financial institution as well as the Trust Account, which at times, may exceed the Federal depository insurance coverage of $250,000. The Company has not experienced losses on these accounts.

Financial Instruments

The fair value of the Company’s assets and liabilities, which qualify as financial instruments under Financial Accounting Standards Board ("FASB") Accounting Standards Codification ("ASC") Topic 820, “Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures,” approximates the carrying amounts represented in the balance sheet.

Offering Costs

The Company complies with the requirements of the Accounting Standards Codification (the “ASC”) 340-10-S99-1 and SEC Staff Accounting Bulletin Topic 5A — “Expenses of Offering.” Offering costs consist principally of professional and registration fees incurred through the balance sheet date that are related to our Public Offering and were charged to stockholders’ equity upon the completion of our Public Offering. Accordingly, offering costs totaling $24,185,743 (including $23,375,000 in underwriter’s fees), and were charged to stockholders’ equity.     

Redeemable Common Stock

As discussed in Note 3, all of the 42,500,000 class A common stock sold as part of the Units in the Public Offering contain a redemption feature which allows for the redemption of such public shares in connection with the Company’s liquidation, if there is a stockholder vote or tender offer in connection with the Business Combination and in connection with certain amendments to the Company’s amended and restated certificate of incorporation. In accordance with ASC 480, redemption provisions not solely within the control of the Company require common stock subject to redemption to be classified outside of permanent equity. Ordinary liquidation events, which involve the redemption and liquidation of all of the entity’s equity instruments, are excluded from the provisions of ASC 480. Although the Company did not specify a maximum redemption threshold, its charter provides that currently, the Company will not redeem its public shares in an amount that would cause its net tangible assets (stockholders’ equity) to be less than $5,000,001.

The Company recognizes changes in redemption value immediately as they occur and adjusts the carrying value of redeemable common stock to equal the redemption value at the end of each reporting period. Increases or decreases in the carrying amount of redeemable common stock are affected by charges against additional paid in capital.

Accordingly, at March 31, 2020, 40,681,707 of the 42,500,000 public shares are classified outside of permanent equity at their redemption value.

Use of Estimates

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with U.S. 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 financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

Income Taxes

The Company follows the asset and liability method of accounting for income taxes under ASC 740, “Income Taxes.” Deferred tax assets and liabilities are recognized for the estimated future tax consequences attributable to differences between the financial statements carrying amounts of existing assets and liabilities and their respective tax bases. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are measured using enacted tax rates expected to apply to taxable income in the years in which those temporary differences are expected to be recovered or settled. The effect on deferred tax assets and liabilities of a change in tax rates is recognized in income in the period that includes the enactment date. Valuation allowances are established, when necessary, to reduce deferred tax assets to the amount expected to be realized.

For those liabilities or benefits to be recognized, a tax position must be more-likely-than-not to be sustained upon examination by taxing authorities. The Company recognizes accrued interest and penalties related to unrecognized tax liabilities as income tax expense. No amounts were accrued for the payment of interest and penalties at March 31, 2020.

The Company may be subject to potential examination by U.S. federal, states or foreign jurisdiction authorities in the areas of income taxes. These potential examinations may include questioning the timing and amount of deductions, the nexus of income amounts in various tax jurisdictions and compliance with U.S. federal, states or foreign tax laws.

The Company is incorporated in the State of Delaware and is required to pay franchise taxes to the State of Delaware on an annual basis.

Cash and Cash Equivalents

The Company considers all highly liquid instruments purchased with an original maturity of three months or less to be cash equivalents. The Company continually monitors its positions with and the credit quality of the financial institutions with which it invests. Periodically, the Company may maintain balances in various operating accounts in excess of federally insured limits.

Investments and Cash Held in Trust Account

At March 31, 2020, the Company had $425,879,308 in the Trust Account which may be utilized for Business Combinations. At March 31, 2020, the Trust Account consisted of both cash and money market funds.

The Company’s amended and restated certificate of incorporation provides that, other than the withdrawal of interest to pay taxes, if any, none of the funds held in trust will be released until the earlier of: (i) the completion of the Business Combination; (ii) the redemption of any public shares of common stock properly tendered in connection with a stockholder vote to amend the Company’s amended and restated certificate of incorporation to modify the substance or timing of the Company’s obligation to redeem 100% of such public shares of common stock if the Company does not complete the Business Combination within 24 months from the closing of the Public Offering; or (iii) the redemption of 100% of the public shares of common stock if the Company is unable to complete a Business Combination within 24 months from the closing of the Public Offering, subject to the requirements of law and stock exchange rules.

Recently issued accounting pronouncements not yet adopted

Management does not believe that any recently issued, but not yet effective, accounting pronouncements, if currently adopted, would have a material effect on the Company’s financial statements based on current operations of the Company.  The impact of any recently issued accounting standards will be re-evaluated on a regular basis or if a business combination is completed where the impact could be material.

Going Concern Consideration

If the Company does not complete its Business Combination by January 28, 2022, 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 100% of the common stock sold as part of the units in the Public Offering, 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 franchise and income taxes payable and less up to $100,000 of such net interest which may be distributed to the Company to pay dissolution expenses), divided by the number of then outstanding public shares, which redemption will completely extinguish public stockholders’ rights as stockholders (including the right to receive further liquidation distributions, if any), subject to applicable law, and (iii) as promptly as reasonably possible following such redemption, subject to the approval of the Company’s remaining stockholders and the Company’s Board of Directors, dissolve and liquidate, subject in each case to the Company’s obligations under Delaware law to provide for claims of creditors and the requirements of other applicable law.

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 less than the initial public offering price per unit in the Public Offering. In addition, if the Company fails to complete its Business Combination by January 28, 2022, there will be no redemption rights or liquidating distributions with respect to the warrants, which will expire worthless.

In addition, at March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, the Company had current liabilities of $624,246 and $426,496, respectively, and working capital of $872,501 and ($14,002), respectively, largely due to amounts owed to professionals, consultants, advisors and others who are working on seeking a Business Combination as described in Note 1. Such work is continuing after March 31, 2020 and amounts are continuing to accrue.

v3.20.1
STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY (Unaudited) - 3 months ended Mar. 31, 2020 - USD ($)
Total
Class A Ordinary Shares
Class F Ordinary Shares
Additional Paid-In Capital
Net Income/ (Accumulated Deficit)
Beginning Balance at Dec. 31, 2019 $ (14,002)   $ 1,150 $ 23,850 $ (39,002)
Beginning Balance (in shares) at Dec. 31, 2019     11,500,000    
Proceeds from initial public offering of Units on January 28, 2020 at $10.00 per Unit 425,000,000 $ 4,250   424,995,750  
Proceeds from initial public offering of units (in shares)   42,500,000      
Sale of 5,250,000 Private Placement Warrants to Sponsor on January 27, 2020 at $2.00 per Private Placement Warrant 10,500,000     10,500,000  
Underwriters discounts (8,500,000)     (8,500,000)  
Offering costs charged to additional paid-in capital (810,743)     (810,743)  
Deferred underwriting compensation (14,875,000)     (14,875,000)  
Forfeited Class F Common stock by Sponsor     $ (87) 87  
Forfeited Class F Common stock by Sponsor (in shares)     (875,000)    
Class A common stock subject to possible redemption; 40,681,707 shares at a redemption price of $10.00 (406,817,070) $ (4,068)   (406,813,002)  
Class A common stock subject to possible redemption; 40,694,409 shares at a redemption price of $10.00 (in shares)   (40,681,707)      
Net income 516,825 $ 616,145 $ (99,320)   516,825
Ending Balance at Mar. 31, 2020 $ 5,000,010 $ 182 $ 1,063 $ 4,520,942 $ 477,823
Ending Balance (in shares) at Mar. 31, 2020   1,818,293 10,625,000    
v3.20.1
Document and Entity Information - shares
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
May 14, 2020
Document And Entity Information [Line Items]    
Document Type 10-Q  
Amendment Flag false  
Document Period End Date Mar. 31, 2020  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2020  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q1  
Entity Registrant Name GORES HOLDINGS IV, INC.  
Entity Central Index Key 0001783398  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Entity Filer Category Non-accelerated Filer  
Entity Small Business true  
Entity Emerging Growth Company true  
Entity Ex Transition Period false  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Interactive Data Current Yes  
Entity Shell Company true  
Entity File Number 001-39189