Description of Organization and Business Operations
|9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2019
|Description of Organization and Business Operations [Abstract]
|DESCRIPTION OF ORGANIZATION AND BUSINESS OPERATIONS
NOTE 1. DESCRIPTION OF ORGANIZATION AND BUSINESS OPERATIONS
Opes Acquisition Corp. (the "Company") is a blank check company incorporated in Delaware on July 24, 2017. The Company was formed for the purpose of entering into a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, recapitalization, reorganization or other similar business transaction with one or more operating businesses or entities that the Company has not yet identified (a "Business Combination"). Although the Company is not limited to a particular industry or geographic region for purposes of consummating a Business Combination, the Company is currently focusing on businesses in Mexico.
All activity through September 30, 2019 relates to the Company's formation, its initial public offering ("Initial Public Offering"), which is described below, and identifying a target business for a Business Combination.
The registration statement for the Company's Initial Public Offering was declared effective on March 13, 2018. On March 16, 2018, the Company consummated the Initial Public Offering of 10,000,000 units ("Units" and, with respect to the common stock included in the Units sold, the "Public Shares"), generating gross proceeds of $100,000,000, which is described in Note 4.
Simultaneously with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, the Company consummated the sale of 400,000 units (the "Private Placement Units") at a price of $10.00 per unit in a private placement to Axis Public Ventures S. de R.L. de C.V. ("Axis Public Ventures"), an affiliate of Axis Capital Management (the "Sponsor"), Lion Point Capital ("Lion Point") and the other stockholders of the Company prior to the Initial Public Offering ("Initial Stockholders"), generating gross proceeds of $4,000,000, which is described in Note 5.
Following the closing of the Initial Public Offering on March 16, 2018, an amount of $101,000,000 ($10.10 per Unit) from the net proceeds of the sale of the Units in the Initial Public Offering and the Private Placement Units was placed in a trust account ("Trust Account") which may be invested only in U.S. government securities, within the meaning set forth in Section 2(a)(16) of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the "Investment Company Act"), with a maturity of 180 days or less or in any open-ended investment company that holds itself out as a money market fund selected by the Company meeting the conditions of Rule 2a-7 of the Investment Company Act, as determined by the Company, until the earlier of: (i) the consummation of a Business Combination or (ii) the distribution of the Trust Account upon failure to consummate a Business Combination, as described below.
On March 20, 2018, in connection with the underwriters' exercise of their over-allotment option in full, the Company consummated the sale of an additional 1,500,000 Units, and the sale of an additional 45,000 Private Placement Units each at $10.00 per unit, generating total gross proceeds of $15,450,000. Following the closing, an additional $15,150,000 of the net proceeds ($10.10 per Unit) was placed in the Trust Account, resulting in $116,150,000 ($10.10 per Unit) held in the Trust Account.
Transaction costs amounted to $2,731,946, consisting of $2,300,000 of underwriting fees and $431,946 of other costs. As of September 30, 2019, $14,178 of cash was held outside of the Trust Account and is available for working capital purposes.
The Company's management has broad discretion with respect to the specific application of the net proceeds of the Initial Public Offering and private placement of Private Placement Units, although substantially all of the net proceeds are intended to be applied generally toward consummating a Business Combination. The Company's initial Business Combination must be with one or more target businesses that together have a fair market value equal to at least 80% of the balance in the Trust Account (net of taxes payable) at the time of the signing an agreement to enter into a Business Combination. The Company will only complete a Business Combination if the post-Business Combination company owns or acquires 50% or more of the outstanding voting securities of the target or otherwise acquires a controlling interest in the target sufficient for it not to be required to register as an investment company under the Investment Company Act. There is no assurance that the Company will be able to successfully effect a Business Combination.
The Company will provide its stockholders with the opportunity to redeem all or a portion of their Public Shares upon the completion of a Business Combination either (i) in connection with a stockholder meeting called to approve the Business Combination or (ii) by means of a tender offer. The decision as to whether the Company will seek stockholder approval of a Business Combination or conduct a tender offer will be made by the Company, solely in its discretion. The stockholders will be entitled to redeem their shares for a pro rata portion of the amount then on deposit in the Trust Account ($10.10 per share, plus any pro rata interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account and not previously released to the Company to pay its franchise and income tax obligations). There will be no redemption rights upon the completion of a Business Combination with respect to the Company's warrants.
The Company will proceed with a Business Combination only if the Company has net tangible assets of at least $5,000,001 upon consummation of such Business Combination and, solely if the Company seeks stockholder approval, a majority of the outstanding shares voted are voted in favor of the Business Combination. If a stockholder vote is not required by law and the Company does not decide to hold a stockholder vote for business or other legal reasons, the Company will, pursuant to its Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation, conduct the redemptions pursuant to the tender offer rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), and file tender offer documents with the SEC prior to completing a Business Combination. If, however, stockholder approval of the transaction is required by law, or the Company decides to obtain stockholder approval for business or other legal reasons, the Company will offer to redeem shares in conjunction with a proxy solicitation pursuant to the proxy rules and not pursuant to the tender offer rules. If the Company seeks stockholder approval in connection with a Business Combination, the Company's Initial Stockholders have agreed to (a) vote their Founder Shares (as defined in Note 6), Placement Shares (as defined in Note 5) and any Public Shares held by them in favor of approving a Business Combination and (b) not to convert any shares in connection with a stockholder vote to approve a Business Combination (or to sell any shares in any tender offer in connection with a Business Combination). Additionally, each public stockholder may elect to redeem their Public Shares irrespective of whether they vote for or against the proposed Business Combination.
The Company has until January 15, 2020 (or such later date as may be approved by stockholders) to consummate a Business Combination (the "Combination Period"). If the Company is unable to complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period, the Company will (i) cease all operations except for the purpose of winding up, (ii) as promptly as reasonably possible but no more than ten business days thereafter, redeem 100% of the outstanding Public Shares, at a per share price, payable in cash, equal to the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account, including interest earned (net of taxes payable), 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 remaining stockholders and the Company's board of directors, proceed to commence a voluntary liquidation and thereby a formal dissolution of the Company, subject in each case to its obligations to provide for claims of creditors and the requirements of applicable law. The proceeds deposited in the Trust Account could, however, become subject to claims of creditors. Therefore, the actual per-share redemption amount could be less than $10.10.
The Initial Stockholders have (i) waived their redemption rights with respect to Founder Shares, Placement Shares and any Public Shares they may acquire, (ii) waived their rights to liquidating distributions from the Trust Account with respect to their Founder Shares and Placement Shares if the Company fails to consummate a Business Combination within the Combination Period and (iii) agreed that they will not propose any amendment to the Company's Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation that would affect Public Stockholders' ability to convert or sell their shares to the Company in connection with a Business Combination or affect the substance or timing of the Company's obligation to redeem 100% of the Public Shares if the Company does not complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period unless the Company provides the Public Stockholders with the opportunity to redeem their shares in conjunction with any such amendment. However, the Initial Stockholders will be entitled to liquidating distributions with respect to any Public Shares acquired if the Company fails to consummate a Business Combination or liquidates within the Combination Period.
In order to protect the amounts held in the Trust Account, the Sponsor has agreed to be liable to the Company if and to the extent any claims by a vendor for services rendered or products sold to the Company, or a prospective target business with which the Company has discussed entering into a Business Combination agreement, reduce the amount of funds in the Trust Account below $10.10 per share. This liability will not apply with respect to any claims by a third party who executed a waiver of any right, title, interest or claim of any kind in or to any monies held in the Trust Account or to any claims under the Company's indemnity of the underwriters of the Proposed Offering against certain liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"). Moreover, in the event that an executed waiver is deemed to be unenforceable against a third party, the Sponsor will not be responsible to the extent of any liability for such third-party claims. The Company will seek to reduce the possibility that the Sponsor will have to indemnify the Trust Account due to claims of creditors by endeavoring to have all vendors, service providers, prospective target businesses or other entities with which the Company does business, execute agreements with the Company waiving any right, title, interest or claim of any kind in or to monies held in the Trust Account.
On September 16, 2019, the Company's stockholders approved an amendment to its Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation (the "charter") to extend the period of time for which the Company is required to consummate a Business Combination from September 16, 2019 to November 15, 2019 (the "Extension"). In connection with the approval of the extension, stockholders elected to redeem an aggregate of 2,282,753 shares of common stock, of which the Company paid cash in the aggregate amount of $23,594,187, or approximately $10.34 per share, to redeeming stockholders. Upon the filing of the amendment of the charter, the Company deposited into the Trust Account $0.0333 for each public share that was not redeemed in connection with the Extension, or an aggregate of approximately $306,935, for such extension period. The amount deposited into the Trust Account was loaned to the Company by Lion Point. The loans are non-interest bearing, and due to be paid upon the consummation of a Business Combination. The loans will be forgiven if the Company is unable to consummate a Business Combination except to the extent of any funds held outside of the Trust Account.
On November 15, 2019, the Company's stockholders approved an amendment to its Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation to extend the period of time for which the Company is required to consummate a Business Combination from November 15, 2019 to January 15, 2020 (the "Second Extension"). In connection with the approval of the Second Extension, stockholders elected to redeem an aggregate of 228,001 shares of common stock, of which the Company paid cash in the aggregate amount of $2.4 million, or approximately $10.43 per share, to redeeming stockholders. Upon the filing of the amendment of the charter, the Company deposited into the Trust Account $0.0325 for each public share that was not redeemed in connection with the Second Extension, or an aggregate of approximately $292,150, for such extension period. The amount deposited into the Trust Account was loaned to the Company by an unrelated third party. The loan is non-interest bearing, and due to be paid upon the consummation of a Business Combination. The loan will be forgiven if the Company is unable to consummate a Business Combination except to the extent of any funds held outside of the Trust Account.