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 September 30, 2023

 

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: 001-41023

 

NEW PROVIDENCE ACQUISITION CORP. II

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware   86-1433401
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
  (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)

 

10900 Research Blvd
Suite 160C, PMB 1081
Austin, TX
  78759
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

 

(561) 231-7070

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

Not Applicable

(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)

 

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

 

Title of each class   Trading Symbol(s)   Name of each exchange
on which registered
Units, each consisting of one share of Class A common stock, $0.0001 par value per share, and one-third of one redeemable warrant   NPABU   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Class A common stock included as
part of the units
  NPAB   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Warrants included as part of the units, each whole warrant exercisable for one share of Class A common stock at an exercise price of $11.50   NPABW   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes ☒ No ☐

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files). Yes ☒ No ☐

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large accelerated filer Accelerated filer
Non-accelerated filer Smaller reporting company
    Emerging growth company

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. 

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes  No ☐

 

As of November 13, 2023, there were 8,267,875 shares of Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, and 3,250,000 shares of Class B common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, issued and outstanding.

 

 

 

 

 

NEW PROVIDENCE ACQUISITION CORP. II

 

FORM 10-Q FOR THE QUARTER ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2023

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

  Page
Part I. Financial Information 1
Item 1. Interim Financial Statements 1
Condensed Balance Sheets as of September 30, 2023 (Unaudited) and December 31, 2022 1
Unaudited Condensed Statements of Operations for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2023 and 2022 2
Unaudited Condensed Statements of Changes in Stockholders’ Deficit for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2023 and 2022 3
Unaudited Condensed Statements of Cash Flows for the nine months ended September 30, 2023 and 2022 4
Notes to Unaudited Condensed Financial Statements 5
Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations 19
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk 22
Item 4. Controls and Procedures 22
   
Part II. Other Information 23
Item 1. Legal Proceedings 23
Item 1A. Risk Factors 23
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds 23
Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities 23
Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures 23
Item 5. Other Information 23
Item 6. Exhibits 24
   
Part III. Signatures 25

 

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PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Financial Statements.

 

NEW PROVIDENCE ACQUISITION CORP. II

CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS

 

   September 30,   December 31, 
   2023   2022 
   (Unaudited)     
ASSETS        
Current Assets        
Cash  $257,474   $339,663 
Prepaid expenses   46,662    285,490 
Prepaid income taxes   
    125,826 
Total Current Assets   304,136    750,979 
           
Marketable securities held in Trust Account   56,230,525    257,913,695 
TOTAL ASSETS  $56,534,661   $258,664,674 
           
LIABILITIES, REDEEMABLE COMMON STOCK AND STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT          
Current Liabilities          
Accounts payable and accrued expenses  $793,662   $614,155 
Accrued offering costs   524,918    524,918 
Income taxes payable   172,698    
 
Excise taxes payable   2,054,788    
 
Promissory note - related party   200,000    
 
Total Current Liabilities   3,746,066    1,139,073 
           
Deferred tax liability   
    148,862 
Deferred underwriting payable   8,750,000    8,750,000 
Total Liabilities   12,496,066    10,037,935 
           
Commitments and Contingencies (Note 6)   
 
    
 
 
           
Class A common stock subject to possible redemption, $0.0001 par value; 5,267,875 and 25,000,000 shares issued and outstanding at $10.64 and $10.30 per share redemption value at September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, respectively   56,033,229    257,577,578 
           
Stockholders’ Deficit          
Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value; 1,000,000 shares authorized; none issued or outstanding   
    
 
Class A common stock, $0.0001 par value; 400,000,000 shares authorized; 3,000,000 and no shares issued and outstanding (excluding 5,267,875 and 25,000,000 shares subject to possible redemption) at September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, respectively   300    
 
Class B common stock, $0.0001 par value; 10,000,000 shares authorized; 3,250,000 and 6,250,000 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, respectively   325    625 
Additional paid-in capital   
    
 
Accumulated deficit   (11,995,259)   (8,951,464)
Total Stockholders’ Deficit   (11,994,634)   (8,950,839)
TOTAL LIABILITIES, REDEEMABLE COMMON STOCK AND STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT  $56,534,661   $258,664,674 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of the unaudited condensed financial statements.

 

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NEW PROVIDENCE ACQUISITION CORP. II

CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited)

 

   For the Three Months Ended
September 30,
   For the Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
   2023   2022   2023   2022 
Formation and operating costs  $355,345   $269,141   $1,145,809   $923,586 
Loss from operations   (355,345)   (269,141)   (1,145,809)   (923,586)
                     
Other income:                    
Interest earned on marketable securities held in Trust Account   722,208    1,093,144    5,138,865    1,406,598 
Unrealized gain on marketable securities held in Trust Account       140,071    
    57,371 
Other income   722,208    1,233,215    5,138,865    1,463,969 
                     
Income before provision for income taxes   366,863    964,074    3,993,056    540,383 
Provision for income taxes   (141,164)   (217,217)   (1,047,662)   (251,371)
Net income  $225,699   $746,857   $2,945,394   $289,012 
                     
Weighted average shares outstanding, Redeemable Class A common stock   5,267,875    25,000,000    14,808,683    25,000,000 
                     
Basic and diluted net income per share, Redeemable Class A common stock
  $0.02   $0.02   $0.14   $0.01 
                     
Weighted average shares outstanding, Non-Redeemable Class A common stock   3,000,000    
    1,637,363    
 
                     
Basic and diluted net income per share, Non-Redeemable Class A common stock
  $0.02   $
   $0.14   $
 
                     
Weighted average shares outstanding, Non-Redeemable Class B common stock   3,250,000    6,250,000    4,612,637    6,250,000 
                     
Basic and diluted net income per share, Non-Redeemable Class B common stock
  $0.02   $0.02   $0.14   $0.01 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of the unaudited condensed financial statements.

 

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NEW PROVIDENCE ACQUISITION CORP. II

CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN STOCKHOLDER’S DEFICIT

(Unaudited)

 

FOR THE THREE AND NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2023

 

   Class A
Common Stock
   Class B
Common Stock
   Additional
Paid-in
   Accumulated   Total
Stockholder’
 
   Shares   Amount   Shares   Amount   Capital   Deficit   Deficit 
Balance – January 1, 2023   
   $
    6,250,000   $625   $
         —
   $(8,951,464)  $(8,950,839)
Remeasurement of Class A Common Stock to Redemption Value       
        
    
    (2,186,752)   (2,186,752)
Net income       
        
    
    1,910,886    1,910,886 
Balance – March 31, 2023   
    
    6,250,000    625    
    (9,227,330)   (9,226,705)
Conversion of Class B Common Stock to Class A Common Stock   3,000,000    300    (3,000,000)   (300)   
    
    
 
Excise tax payable attributable to redemption of common stock       
        
    
    (2,054,788)   (2,054,788)
Remeasurement of Class A Common Stock to Redemption Value       
        
    
    (1,223,407)   (1,223,407)
Net income       
        
    
    808,809    808,809 
Balance – June 30, 2023   3,000,000   $300    3,250,000   $325   $
   $(11,696,716)  $(11,696,091)
Remeasurement of Class A Common Stock to Redemption Value       
        
    
    (524,242)   (524,242)
Net income       
        
    
    225,699    225,699 
Balance – September 30, 2023   3,000,000   $300    3,250,000   $325   $
   $(11,995,259)  $(11,994,634)

 

FOR THE THREE AND NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2022

 

   Class A
Common Stock
   Class B
Common Stock
   Additional
Paid-in
   Accumulated   Total
Stockholder’
 
   Shares   Amount   Shares   Amount   Capital   Deficit   Deficit 
Balance – January 1, 2022   
   $
    6,250,000   $625   $
      —
   $(8,015,144)  $(8,014,519)
Net loss       
        
    
    (321,301)   (321,301)
Balance – March 31, 2022   
    
    6,250,000    625    
    (8,336,445)   (8,335,820)
Net loss       
        
    
    (136,544)   (136,544)
Balance – June 30, 2022   
   $
    6,250,000   $625   $
   $(8,472,989)  $(8,472,364)
Remeasurement of Class A Common Stock to Redemption Value       
        
    
    (946,336)   (946,336)
Net income       
        
    
    746,857    746,857 
Balance – September 30, 2022   
   $
    6,250,000   $625   $
   $(8,672,468)  $(8,671,843)

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of the unaudited condensed financial statements.

 

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NEW PROVIDENCE ACQUISITION CORP. II

CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)

 

   For the Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
   2023   2022 
Cash Flows from Operating Activities:        
Net income  $2,945,394   $289,012 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash used in operating activities:          
Interest earned on marketable securities held in Trust Account   (5,138,865)   (1,406,598)
Unrealized gain on marketable securities held in Trust Account   
    (57,371)
Deferred tax provision   (148,862)   
 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:          
Prepaid expenses   238,828    26,466 
Prepaid income taxes   125,826    
 
Accounts payable and accrued expenses   179,507    232,574 
Other long-term assets   
    211,790 
Income taxes payable   172,698    154,371 
Net cash used in operating activities   (1,625,474)   (549,756)
           
Cash Flows from Investing Activities:          
Cash withdrawn from Trust Account to pay franchise and income taxes   1,343,285    
 
Cash withdrawn from Trust Account in connection with redemption   205,478,750    
 
Net cash provided by financing activities   206,822,035    
 
           
Cash Flows from Financing Activities:          
Proceeds from promissory note - related party   200,000    
 
Redemption of common stock   (205,478,750)   
 
Net cash used in financing activities   (205,278,750)   
 
           
Net Change in Cash   (82,189)   (549,756)
Cash – Beginning of period   339,663    1,081,525 
Cash – End of period  $257,474   $531,769 
           
Supplementary cash flow information:          
Cash paid for income taxes  $898,000   $
 
           
Non-Cash investing and financing activities:          
Remeasurement of Class A common stock subject to redemption  $3,934,401   $946,336 
Excise tax payable attributable to redemption of common stock  $2,054,788   $
 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of the unaudited condensed financial statements.

 

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NEW PROVIDENCE ACQUISITION CORP. II

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
SEPTEMBER 30, 2023

 

NOTE 1. DESCRIPTION OF ORGANIZATION, BUSINESS OPERATIONS, LIQUIDITY, AND RISKS AND UNCERTAINTIES

 

New Providence Acquisition Corp. II (the “Company”) is a blank check company incorporated in Delaware on November 16, 2020. The Company was formed for the purpose of effectuating a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or other similar business combination with one or more businesses (the “Business Combination”).

 

The Company is not limited to a particular industry or sector for purposes of consummating a Business Combination. The Company is an early stage and emerging growth company and, as such, the Company is subject to all of the risks associated with early stage and emerging growth companies.

 

All activity through September 30, 2023 relates to the Company’s formation, the proposed initial public offering (the “Initial Public Offering”), which is described below, and subsequent to the Initial Public Offering, identifying a target company for a Business Combination. The Company will not generate any operating revenues until after the completion of a Business Combination, at the earliest. The Company generates non-operating income in the form of interest income from the proceeds derived from the Initial Public Offering held in the Trust Account (as described below).

 

The registration statements for the Company’s Initial Public Offering were declared effective on November 4, 2021. On November 9, 2021, the Company consummated the Initial Public Offering of 25,000,000 units (the “Units” and, with respect to the shares of Class A common stock included in the Units sold, the “Public Shares”), which includes the partial exercise by the underwriter of its over-allotment option in the amount of 2,500,000 Units, at $10.00 per Unit, generating gross proceeds of $250,000,000, which is described in Note 3.

 

Simultaneously with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, the Company consummated the sale of 8,000,000 warrants (each, a “Private Placement Warrant” and, collectively, the “Private Placement Warrants”) at a price of $1.50 per Private Placement Warrant in a private placement to New Providence Acquisition II LLC (the “Sponsor”), generating gross proceeds of $12,000,000, which is described in Note 4.

 

Transaction costs amounted to $14,566,172, consisting of $5,000,000 of underwriting fees, $8,750,000 of deferred underwriting fees and $816,172 of other offering costs.

 

Following the closing of the Initial Public Offering on November 9, 2021, an amount of $255,000,000 ($10.20 per Unit) from the net proceeds of the sale of the Units in the Initial Public Offering and the sale of the Private Placement Warrants was placed in a trust account (the “Trust Account”), invested in U.S. government securities, within the meaning set forth in Section 2(a)(16) of the Investment Company Act, with a maturity of 185 days or less, or in any open-ended investment company that holds itself out as a money market fund meeting the conditions of Rule 2a-7 of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (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 funds in the Trust Account to the Company’s stockholders, as described below.

 

The Company’s management has broad discretion with respect to the specific application of the net proceeds of the Initial Public Offering and the sale of the Private Placement Warrants, although substantially all of the net proceeds are intended to be applied generally toward consummating a Business Combination. There is no assurance that the Company will be able to complete a Business Combination successfully. The Company must complete one or more initial Business Combinations with one or more operating businesses or assets with a fair market value equal to at least 80% of the net assets held in the Trust Account (as defined below) (less any deferred underwriting commissions and taxes payable on interest earned on the Trust Account) at the time of the signing a definitive agreement to enter 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.

 

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NEW PROVIDENCE ACQUISITION CORP. II

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
SEPTEMBER 30, 2023

 

The Company will provide its holders of the outstanding Public Shares (the “public 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 public stockholders will be entitled to redeem their Public Shares for a pro rata portion of the amount then in the Trust Account (initially anticipated to be $10.20 per Public 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 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 either prior to or upon such consummation of a Business Combination and, if the Company seeks stockholder approval, a majority of the 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 reasons, the Company will, pursuant to its Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation (the “Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation”), conduct the redemptions pursuant to the tender offer rules of the U.S. 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 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, Sponsor has agreed to vote its Founder Shares (as defined in Note 5) and any Public Shares purchased during or after the Initial Public Offering in favor of approving a Business Combination. Additionally, each public stockholder may elect to redeem their Public Shares irrespective of whether they vote for or against the proposed transaction or do not vote at all. In connection with the Extension Meeting (as defined below), the net tangible asset limitation was removed from the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation.

 

Notwithstanding the above, if the Company seeks stockholder approval of a Business Combination and it does not conduct redemptions pursuant to the tender offer rules, the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation provides that a public stockholder, together with any affiliate of such stockholder or any other person with whom such stockholder is acting in concert or as a “group” (as defined under Section 13 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”)), will be restricted from redeeming its shares with respect to more than an aggregate of 15% or more of the Public Shares, without the prior consent of the Company.

 

The Sponsor has agreed (a) to waive its redemption rights with respect to its Founder Shares and Public Shares held by it in connection with the completion of a Business Combination and (b) not to propose an amendment to the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation (i) to modify the substance or timing of the ability of the public stockholders to seek redemption in connection with the Company’s initial Business Combination or the Company’s obligation to redeem 100% of its Public Shares if the Company does not complete an initial Business Combination within 18 months from the closing of the Initial Public Offering or (ii) with respect to any other provision relating to stockholders’ rights or pre-initial business combination activity, unless the Company provides the public stockholders with the opportunity to redeem their Public Shares in conjunction with any such amendment.

 

The Company previously had 18 months from the closing of the Initial Public Offering to complete a Business Combination (the “Combination Period”). In connection with the Extension Meeting, the Combination Period was extended until 30 months from the closing of the Initial Public Offering. If the Company is unable to complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period, the Company will (i) cease all operations except for the purpose of winding up, (ii) as promptly as reasonably possible but not more than ten business days thereafter, redeem the Public Shares, at a per-share price, payable in cash, equal to the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account including interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account and not previously released to the Company to pay its tax obligations (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 liquidating distributions, if any), 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. There will be no redemption rights or liquidating distributions with respect to the Company’s warrants, which will expire worthless if the Company fails to complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period.

 

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NEW PROVIDENCE ACQUISITION CORP. II

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
SEPTEMBER 30, 2023

 

The Sponsor has agreed to waive its liquidation rights with respect to the Founder Shares if the Company fails to complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period. However, if the Sponsor acquires Public Shares in or after the Initial Public Offering, such Public Shares will be entitled to liquidating distributions from the Trust Account if the Company fails to complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period. The underwriter has agreed to waive its rights to its deferred underwriting commission (see Note 6) held in the Trust Account in the event the Company does not complete a Business Combination within in the Combination Period and, in such event, such amounts will be included with the other funds held in the Trust Account that will be available to fund the redemption of the Public Shares. In the event of such distribution, it is possible that the per share value of the assets remaining available for distribution will be less than the per Unit amount initially held in the Trust Account ($10.20).

 

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 third party for services rendered or products sold to the Company, or a prospective target business with which the Company has discussed entering into a transaction agreement, reduce the amount of funds in the Trust Account to below the lesser of (1) $10.20 per Public Share or (2) the actual amount per Public Share held in the Trust Account as of the date of the liquidation of the Trust Account, if less than $10.20 per Public Share due to reductions in the value of the trust assets, less taxes payable, provided that such liability will not apply to any claims by a third party or prospective target business who executed a waiver of any and all rights to monies held in the Trust Account nor will it apply to any claims under the Company’s indemnity of the underwriter of the Initial Public Offering against certain liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). Moreover, in the event that an executed waiver is deemed to be unenforceable against a third party, the Sponsor will not be responsible to the extent of any liability for such third-party claims. The Company will seek to reduce the possibility that the Sponsor will have to indemnify the Trust Account due to claims of creditors by endeavoring to have all vendors, service providers (except the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm), prospective target businesses or other entities with which the Company does business, execute agreements with the Company waiving any right, title, interest or claim of any kind in or to monies held in the Trust Account.

 

Amendments to Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation

 

On May 5, 2023, the Company held the a special meeting in lieu of an annual meeting of stockholders (the “Extension Meeting”), to amend the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation to (i) extend the date by which the Company has to consummate a business combination from May 9, 2023 to May 9, 2024 (the “Extension Amendment Proposal”) and (ii) remove the limitation that the Company may not redeem shares of public stock to the extent that such redemption would result in the Company having net tangible assets (as determined in accordance with Rule 3a51-1(g)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended), of less than $5,000,001 (the “Redemption Limitation Amendment Proposal”). The stockholders of the Company approved the Extension Amendment Proposal and the Redemption Limitation Amendment Proposal at the Extension Meeting and on May 5, 2023, the Company filed the required amendments to the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation with the Secretary of State of Delaware.

 

Redemption of Class A Common Stock

 

In connection with the vote to approve the Extension Amendment Proposal and the Redemption Limitation Amendment Proposal, public stockholders elected to redeem an aggregate of 19,732,125 shares of Class A common Stock for cash at a redemption price of approximately $10.41 per share, for an aggregate redemption amount of approximately $205,478,750.

 

Conversion of Class B Common Stock

 

On May 5, 2023, the Sponsor converted 3,000,000 shares of Class B common stock into shares of Class A common stock (the “Class B Conversion”). Notwithstanding the conversions, the Sponsor will not be entitled to receive any monies held in the Company’s trust account as a result of its ownership of shares of Class A common stock issued upon conversion of the Class B common stock. Following such conversion and taking into account the redemptions described above, the Company has an aggregate of 8,267,875 shares of Class A common stock issued and outstanding and an aggregate of 3,250,000 shares of Class B common stock issued and outstanding (see Note 5).

 

Share Transfer Agreements

 

In connection with the Extension Meeting, the Company and the Sponsor, entered into share transfer agreements with several holders of Class A common stock, pursuant to which such holders agreed not to redeem an aggregate of 5,000,000 shares of Class A common stock (the “Non-Redeemed Stock”). In exchange for the foregoing commitments not to redeem such Non-Redeemed Stock, the Sponsor agreed to forfeit and surrender to the Company for no consideration an aggregate of 1,500,000 shares of Class A common stock and Class B common stock held by the Sponsor, at the closing of the Company’s initial business combination, and the Company agreed to issue an aggregate of 1,500,000 shares of Class A common stock to such holders at such time.

 

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NEW PROVIDENCE ACQUISITION CORP. II
NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
SEPTEMBER 30, 2023

 

Liquidity and Going Concern

 

As of September 30, 2023, the Company had $257,474 in its operating bank accounts, $56,230,525 in marketable securities held in the Trust Account to be used for a Business Combination or to repurchase or redeem its common stock in connection therewith and a working capital deficit of $3,441,930. Approximately $2,500,000 of interest income earned on funds held in the Trust Account was available to pay for current tax liabilities.

 

Until the consummation of a Business Combination, the Company will be using the funds not held in the Trust Account for identifying and evaluating prospective Business Combination candidates, performing due diligence on prospective target businesses, paying for travel expenditures, selecting the target business to acquire, and structuring, negotiating and consummating the Business Combination.

 

The Company expects to need to raise additional capital through loans or additional investments from its Sponsor, stockholders, officers, directors, or third parties. The Company’s officers, directors and Sponsor may, but are not obligated to, loan the Company funds, from time to time or at any time, in whatever amount they deem reasonable in their sole discretion, to meet the Company’s working capital needs. Accordingly, the Company may not be able to obtain additional financing. If the Company is unable to raise additional capital, it may be required to take additional measures to conserve liquidity, which could include, but not necessarily be limited to, curtailing operations, suspending the pursuit of a potential transaction, and reducing overhead expenses. The Company cannot provide any assurance that new financing will be available to it on commercially acceptable terms, if at all. In addition, in connection with the Company’s assessment of going concern considerations in accordance with Financial Accounting Standard Board’s (“FASB”) Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2014-15, “Disclosures of Uncertainties about an Entity’s Ability to Continue as a Going Concern,” the Company has until May 9, 2024 to consummate the proposed Business Combination. It is uncertain that the Company will be able to consummate the proposed Business Combination by this time. These conditions raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern for at least one year from the date that the financial statement were issued. These financial statements do not include any adjustments relating to the recovery of the recorded assets or the classification of the liabilities that might be necessary should the Company be unable to continue as a going concern.

 

Risks and Uncertainties

 

Management is currently evaluating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and has concluded that while it is reasonably possible that the virus could have a negative effect on the Company’s financial position, results of its operations, and/or search for a target company, the specific impact is not readily determinable as of the date of these financial statements. The condensed financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty.

 

On August 16, 2022, the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (the “IR Act”) was signed into federal law. The IR Act provides for, among other things, a new U.S. federal 1% excise tax on certain repurchases of stock by publicly traded U.S. domestic corporations and certain U.S. domestic subsidiaries of publicly traded foreign corporations occurring on or after January 1, 2023. The excise tax is imposed on the repurchasing corporation itself, not its shareholders from which shares are repurchased. The amount of the excise tax is generally 1% of the fair market value of the shares repurchased at the time of the repurchase. However, for purposes of calculating the excise tax, repurchasing corporations are permitted to net the fair market value of certain new stock issuances against the fair market value of stock repurchases during the same taxable year. In addition, certain exceptions apply to the excise tax. The U.S. Department of the Treasury (the “Treasury”) has been given authority to provide regulations and other guidance to carry out and prevent the abuse or avoidance of the excise tax.

 

Any redemption or other repurchase that occurs after December 31, 2022, in connection with a Business Combination, extension vote or otherwise, may be subject to the excise tax. Whether and to what extent the Company would be subject to the excise tax in connection with a Business Combination, extension vote or otherwise would depend on a number of factors, including (i) the fair market value of the redemptions and repurchases in connection with the Business Combination, extension or otherwise, (ii) the structure of a Business Combination, (iii) the nature and amount of any “PIPE” or other equity issuances in connection with a Business Combination (or otherwise issued not in connection with a Business Combination but issued within the same taxable year of a Business Combination) and (iv) the content of regulations and other guidance from the Treasury. In addition, because the excise tax would be payable by the Company and not by the redeeming holder, the mechanics of any required payment of the excise tax have not been determined. The foregoing could cause a reduction in the cash available on hand to complete a Business Combination and in the Company’s ability to complete a Business Combination.

 

On May 5, 2023, in connection with the implementation of the Extension, the Company’s public stockholders elected to redeem 19,732,125 Public Shares for a total of $205,478,750. As such the Company has recorded a 1% excise tax liability in the amount of $ 2,054,788 on the Company’s condensed balance sheets as of September 30, 2023. The liability does not impact the Company’s condensed statements of operations and is offset against additional paid-in capital or accumulated deficit if additional paid-in capital is not available. This excise tax liability can be offset by future share issuances within the same fiscal year which will be evaluated and adjusted in the period in which the issuances occur. Should the Company liquidate prior to December 31, 2023, the excise tax liability will not be due.

 

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NEW PROVIDENCE ACQUISITION CORP. II
NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
SEPTEMBER 30, 2023

 

NOTE 2. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

 

Basis of Presentation

 

The accompanying unaudited condensed financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) for interim financial information and in accordance with the instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 8 of Regulation S-X promulgated under the Exchange Act. Certain information or footnote disclosures normally included in the condensed financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP have been condensed or omitted, pursuant to the rules and regulations of the SEC for interim financial reporting. Accordingly, they do not include all the information and footnotes necessary for a complete presentation of financial position, results of operations, or cash flows. In the opinion of management, the accompanying unaudited condensed financial statements include all adjustments, consisting of a normal recurring nature, which are necessary for a fair presentation of the financial position, operating results and cash flows for the periods presented.

 

The accompanying unaudited condensed financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended December 31, 2022, as filed with the SEC on March 31, 2023. The interim results for the periods ended September 30, 2023 are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the period ending December 31, 2023 or for any future periods.

 

Emerging Growth Company

 

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

 

Further, Section 102(b)(1) of the JOBS Act exempts emerging growth companies from being required to comply with new or revised financial accounting standards until private companies (that is, those that have not had a Securities Act registration statement declared effective or do not have a class of securities registered under the Exchange Act) are required to comply with the new or revised financial accounting standards. The JOBS Act provides that 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 standards at the time private companies adopt the new or revised standard. This may make comparison of the Company’s financial statement with another public company, which is neither an emerging growth company nor an emerging growth company which has opted out of using the extended transition period difficult or impossible because of the potential differences in accounting standards used.

 

Use of Estimates

 

The preparation of unaudited condensed financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires 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.

 

Making estimates requires management to exercise significant judgment. It is at least reasonably possible that the estimate of the effect of a condition, situation or set of circumstances that existed at the date of the financial statements, which management considered in formulating its estimate, could change in the near term due to one or more future confirming events. Accordingly, the actual results could differ significantly from those estimates.

 

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NEW PROVIDENCE ACQUISITION CORP. II

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
SEPTEMBER 30, 2023

 

Cash and Cash Equivalents

 

The Company considers all short-term investments with an original maturity of three months or less when purchased to be cash equivalents. The Company did not have any cash equivalents as of September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022.

 

Marketable Securities Held in Trust Account

 

At September 30, 2023 substantially all of the assets held in the Trust Account consisted of investments in money-market funds that invest in U.S. Treasury securities. At December 31, 2022, substantially all of the assets held in the Trust Account consisted of investments in money-market funds that invest in U.S. Treasury securities and U.S. Treasury Bills with a maturity of 185 days or less, respectively. All of the Company’s investments held in the Trust Account are classified as trading securities. Trading securities are presented on the condensed balance sheet at fair value at the end of each reporting period. Gains and losses resulting from the change in fair value of investments held in the Trust Account are included in interest earned on marketable securities held in Trust Account in the accompanying condensed statement of operations. The estimated fair values of investments held in Trust Account are determined using available market information.

 

Class A Common Stock Subject to Possible Redemption

 

The Company accounts for its Class A common stock subject to possible redemption in accordance with the guidance in Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 480 “Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity.” Class A common stock subject to mandatory redemption is classified as a liability instrument and is measured at fair value. Conditionally redeemable Class A common stock (including common stock that features redemption rights that is either within the control of the holder or subject to redemption upon the occurrence of uncertain events not solely within the Company’s control) is classified as temporary equity. At all other times, Class A common stock are classified as stockholder’s equity. The Company’s Class A common stock feature certain redemption rights that are considered to be outside of the Company’s control and subject to occurrence of uncertain future events. Accordingly, at September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, Class A Common Stock subject to possible redemption are presented at redemption value as temporary equity, outside of the stockholders’ deficit section of the Company’s condensed balance sheets.

 

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 and accumulated deficit.

 

At September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, the common stock reflected in the condensed balance sheets are reconciled in the following table:

 

Common stock subject to possible redemption, December 31, 2022  $257,577,578 
Less:     
Redemption of Class A ordinary stock subject to redemption   (205,478,750)
Plus:     
Remeasurement of carrying value to redemption value   3,934,401 
Common stock subject to possible redemption, September 30, 2023  $56,033,229 

 

Offering Costs

 

Offering costs consist of underwriting, legal, accounting and other expenses incurred through the Initial Public Offering that are directly related to the Initial Public Offering. Offering costs are allocated to the separable financial instruments issued in the Initial Public Offering based on a relative fair value basis, compared to total proceeds received. Offering costs associated with the equity warrants and Class A common stock issued were initially charged to temporary equity and then accreted to common stock subject to redemption upon the completion of the Initial Public Offering. Offering costs amounted to $14,566,172, of which $14,202,018 were allocated to Class A common stock and $364,154 were allocated to equity warrants.

 

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NEW PROVIDENCE ACQUISITION CORP. II

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
SEPTEMBER 30, 2023

 

Income Taxes

 

The Company accounts for income taxes under ASC 740, “Income Taxes.” ASC 740, Income Taxes, requires the recognition of deferred tax assets and liabilities for both the expected impact of differences between the unaudited condensed financial statements and tax basis of assets and liabilities and for the expected future tax benefit to be derived from tax loss and tax credit carry forwards. ASC 740 additionally requires a valuation allowance to be established when it is more likely than not that all or a portion of deferred tax assets will not be realized. As of September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, the Company’s deferred tax asset for start up organizational expenses had a full valuation allowance recorded against it. Our effective tax rate was 38.5% and 22.5% for the three months ended September 30, 2023 and 2022, respectively, 26.2% and 46.5% for the nine months ended September 30, 2023 and 2022, respectively. The effective tax rate differs from the statutory tax rate of 21% for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2023 and 2022, due to the valuation allowance on the deferred tax assets.

 

ASC 740 also clarifies the accounting for uncertainty in income taxes recognized in a Company’s condensed financial statements and prescribes a recognition threshold and measurement process for financial statement recognition and measurement of a tax position taken or expected to be taken in a tax return. For those benefits to be recognized, a tax position must be more-likely-than-not to be sustained upon examination by taxing authorities. ASC 740 also provides guidance on derecognition, classification, interest and penalties, accounting in interim period, disclosure and transition.

 

The Company recognizes accrued interest and penalties related to unrecognized tax benefits as income tax expense. There were no unrecognized tax benefits and no amounts accrued for interest and penalties as of September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022. 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 has identified the United States as its only “major” tax jurisdiction. The Company is subject to income taxation by major taxing authorities since inception. These examinations may include questioning the timing and amount of deductions, the nexus of income among various tax jurisdictions and compliance with federal and state tax laws. The Company’s management does not expect that the total amount of unrecognized tax benefits will materially change over the next twelve months.

 

While ASC 740 identifies usage of an effective annual tax rate for purposes of an interim provision, it does allow for estimating individual elements in the current period is they are significant, unusual or infrequent. Computing the effective tax rate for the Company is complicated due to the potential impact of the timing of any Business Combination expenses and the actual interest income that will be recognized during the year. The Company has taken a position as to the calculation of income tax expense in a current period based on ASC 740-270-25-3 which states, “If an entity is unable to estimate a part of its ordinary income (or loss) or the related tax (benefit) but is otherwise able to make a reasonable estimate, the tax (or benefit) applicable to the item that cannot be estimated shall be reported in the interim period in which the item is reported.” The Company believes its calculation to be reliable estimate and allows it to properly take into account the usual elements that can impact its annualized book income and its impact on the effect tax rate. As such, the Company is computing its taxable income (loss) and associated income tax provision based on actual results through September 30, 2023.

 

Net Income per Common Stock

 

The Company complies with accounting and disclosure requirements of FASB ASC Topic 260, “Earnings Per Share”. Net income per common stock is computed by dividing net income by the weighted average number of common stock outstanding for the period. Remeasurement associated with the redeemable shares of Class A common stock is excluded from income per share as the redemption value approximates fair value.

 

The calculation of diluted income per share does not consider the effect of the warrants issued in connection with the (i) Initial Public Offering, and (ii) the private placement since the exercise of the warrants is contingent upon the occurrence of future events. The warrants are exercisable to purchase 16,333,333 Class A common stock in the aggregate. As of September 30, 2023 and 2022, 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 income of the Company. As a result, diluted net income per common stock is the same as basic net income per common stock for the periods presented.

 

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NEW PROVIDENCE ACQUISITION CORP. II

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
SEPTEMBER 30, 2023

 

The following table reflects the calculation of basic and diluted net income per common share (in dollars, except per share amounts):

 

   For the Three Months Ended
September 30, 2023
   For the Nine Months Ended
September 30, 2023
 
   Class A   Class A   Class B   Class A   Class A   Class B 
   Redeemable   Non- Redeemable   Redeemable   Redeemable   Non- Redeemable   Redeemable 
Basic and diluted net income per share of common stock                        
Numerator:                        
Allocation of net income, as adjusted  $103,226   $58,787   $63,686   $2,071,232   $229,011   $645,151 
Denominator:                              
Basic and diluted weighted average common stock outstanding
   5,267,875    3,000,000    3,250,000    14,808,683    1,637,363    4,612,637 
                               
Basic and diluted net income per share of common stock
  $0.02   $0.02   $0.02   $0.14   $0.14   $0.14 

 

   For the Three Months Ended
September 30, 2022
   For the Nine Months Ended
September 30, 2022
 
   Class A   Class B   Class A   Class B 
Basic and diluted net income per share of common stock                
Numerator:                
Allocation of net income, as adjusted  $597,486   $149,371   $231,210   $57,802 
Denominator:                    
Basic and diluted weighted average shares outstanding
   25,000,000    6,250,000    25,000,000    6,250,000 
                     
Basic and diluted net income per share of common stock
  $0.02   $0.02   $0.01   $0.01 

 

Fair Value of Financial Instruments

 

The fair value of the Company’s assets and liabilities, which qualify as financial instruments under ASC Topic 820, “Fair Value Measurement,” approximates the carrying amounts represented in the accompanying unaudited condensed balance sheets, primarily due to their short-term nature, except for warrant liabilities (see Note 8).

 

Warrant Liabilities

 

The Company accounts for warrants as either equity-classified or liability-classified instruments based on an assessment of the instruments’ specific terms and applicable authoritative guidance in FASB Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 480, Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity (“ASC 480”) and ASC 815, Derivatives and Hedging (“ASC 815”). The assessment considers whether the instruments are freestanding financial instruments pursuant to ASC 480, meet the definition of a liability pursuant to ASC 480, and whether the instruments meet all of the requirements for equity classification under ASC 815, including whether the instruments are indexed to the Company’s own common shares and whether the instrument holders could potentially require “net cash settlement” in a circumstance outside of the Company’s control, among other conditions for equity classification. This assessment, which requires the use of professional judgment, is conducted at the time of warrant issuance and as of each subsequent quarterly period end date while the instruments are outstanding. Upon review of the warrant agreement, management concluded that the Public Warrants and Private Placement Warrants issued pursuant to the warrant agreement qualify for equity accounting treatment.

 

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NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
SEPTEMBER 30, 2023

 

Concentration of Credit Risk

 

Financial instruments that potentially subject the Company to concentration of credit risk consist of a cash account in a financial institution which, at times, may exceed the Federal Depository Insurance Coverage of $250,000. At September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, the Company had not experienced losses on this account and management believes the Company was not exposed to significant risks on such account.

 

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

 

In June 2016, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2016-13 – Financial Instruments – Credit Losses (Topic 326): Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments (“ASU 2016-13”). This update requires financial assets measured at amortized cost basis to be presented at the net amount expected to be collected. The measurement of expected credit losses is based on relevant information about past events, including historical experience, current conditions, and reasonable and supportable forecasts that affect the collectability of the reported amount. Since June 2016, the FASB issued clarifying updates to the new standard including changing the effective date for smaller reporting companies. The guidance is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2022, and interim periods within those fiscal years, with early adoption permitted. The Company adopted ASU 2016-13 on January 1, 2023. The adoption of ASU 2016-13 did not have a material impact on its financial statements.

 

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

 

NOTE 3. INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERING

 

Pursuant to the Initial Public Offering, the Company sold 25,000,000 Units, which includes a partial exercise by the underwriter of its over-allotment option in the amount of 2,500,000 Units, at a purchase price of $10.00 per Unit. Each Unit consists of one share of the Company’s Class A common stock and one-third of one redeemable warrant (“Public Warrant”). Each Public Warrant entitles the holder to purchase one share of Class A common stock at an exercise price of $11.50 per whole share (see Note 7).

 

NOTE 4. PRIVATE PLACEMENT

 

Simultaneously with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, the Sponsor purchased 8,000,000 Private Placement Warrants at a price of $1.50 per Private Placement Warrant, for an aggregate purchase price of $12,000,000, in a private placement. Each Private Placement Warrant is exercisable to purchase one Class A common stock at a price of $11.50 per share, subject to adjustment (see Note 7). A portion of the proceeds from the Private Placement Warrants were added to the proceeds from the Initial Public Offering held in the Trust Account. If the Company does not complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period, the proceeds from the sale of the Private Placement Warrants will be used to fund the redemption of the Public Shares (subject to the requirements of applicable law) and the Private Placement Warrants will expire worthless.

 

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NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
SEPTEMBER 30, 2023

 

NOTE 5. RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

 

Founder Shares

 

On January 19, 2021, the Sponsor paid $25,000 to cover certain offering costs of the Company in consideration for 5,750,000 shares of Class B common stock (the “Founder Shares”). In February 2021, the Sponsor transferred 10,000 Founder Shares to each of the Company’s director nominees, Rick Mazer, Dan Ginsberg, Tim Gannon, Terry Wilson and Greg Stevens. On November 4, 2021, the Company effected a stock capitalization resulting in its initial stockholders holding 6,468,750 shares of its Class B common stock. Following the underwriter’s election to partially exercise its over-allotment option at the Initial Public Offering and forfeiture by the underwriters of the remaining outstanding option, 218,750 Founder Shares were forfeited.

 

The sale of the Founder Shares to the Company’s director nominees is in the scope of FASB ASC Topic 718, “Compensation-Stock Compensation” (“ASC 718”). Under ASC 718, stock-based compensation associated with equity-classified awards is measured at fair value upon the grant date. The Company has hired a valuation firm who used the lattice model to assess the fair value associated with the Founder Shares granted. The fair value of the 50,000 Founder Shares granted to the Company’s director nominees was $487,000 or $9.74 per share. The Founder Shares were granted subject to a performance condition (i.e., the occurrence of a Business Combination). Compensation expense related to the Founder Shares is recognized only when the performance condition is probable of occurrence under the applicable accounting literature in this circumstance. As of September 30, 2023, the Company determined the performance conditions are not considered probable, and, therefore, no stock-based compensation expense has been recognized. Stock-based compensation would be recognized at the date the performance conditions are considered probable (i.e., upon consummation of a Business Combination) in an amount equal to the number of Founder Shares vested times the grant date fair value per share (unless subsequently modified) less the amount initially received for the purchase of the Founder Shares.

 

The Sponsor has agreed, subject to certain limited exceptions, not to transfer, assign or sell any of the Founder Shares until the earlier to occur of: (1) one year after the completion of a Business Combination or (B) subsequent to a Business Combination, (x) if the last reported sale price of the Class A common stock equals or exceeds $12.00 per share (as adjusted for stock splits, stock dividends, reorganizations, recapitalizations and the like) for any 20 trading days within any 30-trading day period commencing at least 150 days after a Business Combination, or (y) the date on which the Company completes a liquidation, merger, capital stock exchange or other similar transaction that results in all of the Company’s stockholders having the right to exchange their shares of common stock for cash, securities or other property.

 

On May 5, 2023, in connection with the extension meeting and the Class B Conversion, the Sponsor converted 3,000,000 shares of Class B common stock into shares of Class A common stock (see Note 7).

 

Administrative Support Agreement

 

The Company entered into an agreement, commencing on November 4, 2021 through the earlier of the Company’s consummation of a Business Combination and its liquidation, to pay the Sponsor a total of up to $20,000 per month for, among other things, the provision of the services of one or more investment professionals, who may be related parties of the Sponsor or of one of the Company’s executive officers. An affiliate of the Sponsor has entered into an employment arrangement with James Bradley, the Company’s chief financial officer, pursuant to which Mr. Bradley is compensated for, among other things, transaction management and negotiation services, which include, but are not limited to, his services to the Sponsor. Mr. Bradley is paid by this affiliate $12,500 per month, and a portion of the $20,000 monthly fee paid to the Sponsor is allocated to the reimbursement of Mr. Bradley’s monthly salary. Mr. Bradley and each of the professionals will be paid at or below market rates for their services. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2023, the Company incurred $60,000 and $180,000, respectively, in fees for these services, of which $120,000 is recorded as accrued expenses in the condensed balance sheets. For the three months and nine months ended September 30, 2022, the Company incurred and paid $60,000 and $180,000 in fees for these services, respectively.

 

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NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
SEPTEMBER 30, 2023

 

Related Party Loans

 

In order to finance transaction costs in connection with a Business Combination, the Sponsor or an affiliate of the Sponsor or certain of the Company’s directors and officers may, but are not obligated to, loan the Company funds as may be required (“Working Capital Loans”). If the Company completes a Business Combination, the Company would repay the Working Capital Loans out of the proceeds of the Trust Account released to the Company. Otherwise, the Working Capital Loans would be repaid only out of funds held outside the Trust Account. In the event that a Business Combination does not close, the Company may use a portion of proceeds held outside the Trust Account to repay the Working Capital Loans, but no proceeds held in the Trust Account would be used to repay the Working Capital Loans. The Working Capital Loans would either be repaid upon consummation of a Business Combination, without interest, or, at the lender’s discretion, up to $1,500,000 of such Working Capital Loans may be convertible into warrants of the post-Business Combination entity at a price of $1.50 per warrant. Any warrants issued upon conversion of the Working Capital Loans would be identical to the Private Placement Warrants. At September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, the Company had no Working Capital Loans.

 

Promissory Note — Related Party

 

On September 15, 2023, the Company issued an unsecured promissory note in the principal amount of $300,000 to the Sponsor. The Promissory Notes bears no interest and is payable in full on the earlier of: (i) May 9, 2024 or (ii) the date on which Maker consummates a business combination. The Company and the Sponsor agree that the Company may request up to Three Hundred Thousand Dollars ($300,000) for costs reasonably related to the Company’s business combination. The principal of the Note may be drawn down from time to time prior to the earlier of: (i) July 12, 2023 or (ii) the date on which the Company consummates its business combination, upon written request from the Company to the Sponsor (each, a “Drawdown Request”). Each Drawdown Request must state the amount to be drawn down, and must not be an amount less than One Thousand Dollars ($1,000) unless agreed upon by the Company and the Sponsor. As of September 30, 2023 there was $200,000 and $0 outstanding under the Promissory Note.

 

NOTE 6. COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

 

Registration and Stockholders Rights

 

The holders of the Founder Shares, Private Placement Warrants and any warrants that may be issued upon conversion of the Working Capital Loans (and any shares of Class A common stock issuable upon the exercise of the Private Placement Warrants and warrants that may be issued upon conversion of Working Capital Loans and upon conversion of the Founder Shares) are entitled to registration rights pursuant to a registration and stockholder rights agreement entered into on November 4, 2021, requiring the Company to register such securities for resale (in the case of the Founder Shares, only after conversion to shares of Class A common stock). The holders of the majority of these securities will be entitled to make up to three demands, excluding short form registration demands, that the Company register such securities. In addition, the holders have certain “piggy-back” registration rights with respect to registration statements filed subsequent to the completion of a Business Combination and rights to require the Company to register for resale such securities pursuant to Rule 415 under the Securities Act. The registration rights agreement does not contain liquidated damages or other cash settlement provisions resulting from delays in registering the Company’s securities. The Company will bear the expenses incurred in connection with the filing of any such registration statements.

 

Underwriting Agreement

 

The underwriter is entitled to a deferred fee of $0.35 per Unit, or $8,750,000 in the aggregate. The deferred fee 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.

 

Consulting Services Arrangements

 

The Company has arrangements with third party consultants to provide services to the Company relating to identification of and negotiation with potential targets, assistance with due diligence, marketing, financial analyses and investor relations. These arrangements provide for aggregate monthly fees of approximately $10,000. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2023, the Company incurred $0 and $57,700, respectively, of which $7,700 is recorded as accrued expenses in the condensed balance sheets. For the three months and nine months ended September 30, 2022, the Company incurred and paid $30,000 and $63,000, respectively.

 

NOTE 7. STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT

 

Preferred Stock

 

The Company filed an Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation prior to the closing date of the Initial Public Offering such that the Company is authorized to issue up to 1,000,000 shares of preferred stock at a $0.0001 par value. At September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, there were no preferred stock issued or outstanding.

 

Class A Common Stock

 

The Company is authorized to issue up to 400,000,000 shares of Class A, $0.0001 par value common stock. Holders of the Company’s common stock are entitled to one vote for each share. At September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, there were 5,267,875 and 25,000,000 shares of Class A common stock subject to possible redemption issued or outstanding, respectively.

 

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SEPTEMBER 30, 2023

 

Class B Common Stock

 

The Company is authorized to issue up to 10,000,000 shares of Class B, $0.0001 par value common stock. Holders of the Company’s common stock are entitled to one vote for each share. At September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, there were 3,250,000 and 6,250,000 shares of Class B common stock issued and outstanding, respectively.

 

Holders of Class A common stock and Class B common stock will vote together as a single class on all other matters submitted to a vote of stockholders, except as required by law.

 

The shares of Class B common stock will automatically convert into shares of Class A common stock (a) at any time and from time to time at the option of the holder thereof and (b) automatically upon the closing of the Business Combination on a one-for-one basis (subject to adjustment for stock splits, stock dividends, reorganizations, recapitalizations and the like). In the case that additional shares of Class A common stock, or equity-linked securities, are issued or deemed issued in excess of the amounts offered in the Initial Public Offering and related to the closing of a Business Combination, the ratio at which shares of Class B common stock shall convert into shares of Class A common stock will be adjusted (unless the holders of a majority of the outstanding shares of Class B common stock agree to waive such adjustment with respect to any such issuance or deemed issuance) so that the number of shares of Class A common stock issuable upon conversion of all shares of Class B common stock will equal, in the aggregate, on an as-converted basis, 20% (taking into account any shares of Class A common stock held by the Sponsor in connection with its prior conversion) of the sum of the total number of all shares of common stock outstanding upon completion of the Initial Public Offering plus all shares of Class A common stock and equity-linked securities issued or deemed issued in connection with a Business Combination (excluding any shares or equity-linked securities issued, or to be issued, to any seller in a Business Combination, and any private placement-equivalent warrants issued to the Sponsor or its affiliates upon conversion of loans made to the Company).

 

On May 5, 2023, in connection with the extension meeting and the Class B Conversion, the Sponsor converted 3,000,000 shares of Class B common stock into shares of Class A common stock. Notwithstanding the conversions, the Sponsor will not be entitled to receive any monies held in the Company’s trust account as a result of its ownership of shares of Class A common stock issued upon conversion of the Class B common stock. Following such conversion and taking into account the redemptions described above, the Company will have an aggregate of 8,267,875 shares of Class A common stock issued and outstanding and an aggregate of 3,250,000 shares of Class B common stock issued and outstanding.

 

Warrants

 

At September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, there were 8,333,333 Public Warrants issued and outstanding. Public Warrants may only be exercised for a whole number of shares. No fractional shares will be issued upon exercise of the Public Warrants. The Public Warrants will become exercisable on the later of (a) 30 days after the consummation of a Business Combination or (b) 12 months from the closing of the Initial Public Offering. The Public Warrants will expire five years from the consummation of a Business Combination or earlier upon redemption or liquidation.

 

The Company will not be obligated to deliver any Class A common stock pursuant to the exercise of a warrant and will have no obligation to settle such warrant exercise unless a registration statement under the Securities Act with respect to the Class A common stock underlying the warrants is then effective and a prospectus relating thereto is current, subject to the Company satisfying its obligations with respect to registration, or a valid exemption from registration is available. No warrant will be exercisable and the Company will not be obligated to issue a share of Class A common stock upon exercise of a warrant unless the share of Class A common stock issuable upon such warrant exercise has been registered, qualified or deemed to be exempt under the securities laws of the state of residence of the registered holder of the warrants.

 

The Company has agreed that as soon as practicable, but in no event later than 20 business days after the closing of the Company’s initial Business Combination, it will use commercially reasonable efforts to file with the SEC a registration statement covering the shares of Class A common stock issuable upon exercise of the warrants, and thereafter will use commercially reasonable efforts to cause such registration statement to become effective and to maintain a current prospectus relating to those shares of Class A common stock until the warrants expire or are redeemed, as specified in the warrant agreement. If a registration statement covering the shares of Class A common stock issuable upon exercise of the warrants is not effective by the 60th business day after the closing of the Company’s initial business combination, warrant holders may, until such time as there is an effective registration statement and during any period when it will have failed to maintain an effective registration statement, exercise warrants on a “cashless basis” in accordance with Section 3(a)(9) of the Securities Act or another exemption by surrendering such warrants for that number of shares of Class A common stock equal to the quotient obtained by dividing (x) the product of the number of shares of Class A common stock underlying the warrants, multiplied by the difference between the exercise price of the warrants and the “fair market value” by (y) the fair market value; provided, however, that no cashless exercise shall be permitted unless the fair market value is equal to or higher than the exercise price. The “fair market value” shall mean the average reported last sale price of the Class A common stock for the ten (10) trading days ending on the trading day prior to the date on which the notice of exercise is received by the warrant agent. If that exemption, or another exemption, is not available, holders will not be able to exercise their warrants on a cashless basis.

 

The warrants will expire at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, five years after the completion of the Company’s initial Business Combination or earlier upon redemption or liquidation. On the exercise of any warrant, the warrant exercise price will be paid directly to the Company and not placed in the Trust Account.

 

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NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
SEPTEMBER 30, 2023

 

Redemption of Warrants

 

Once the warrants become exercisable, the Company may redeem the outstanding Public Warrants:

 

  in whole and not in part;
     
  At a price of $0.01 per warrant, which the Company refers to as the “30-day redemption period”;
     
  upon a minimum of 30 days’ prior written notice of redemption to each warrant holder; and
     
  if, and only if, the reported last sale price of the shares of Class A common stock equals or exceeds $18.00 per share (as adjusted for stock splits, stock dividends, reorganizations and recapitalizations and as adjusted as described under “Summary—Offering—Exercise Period” in the registration statement for the Initial Public Offering), for any 20 trading days within a 30 trading day period commencing at any time after the warrants become exercisable and ending on the third trading day prior to the date on which the notice of redemption is sent to warrant holders

 

If and when the warrants become redeemable by the Company, the Company may not exercise its redemption right if the issuance of shares of Class A common stock upon exercise of the warrants is not exempt from registration or qualification under applicable state blue sky laws or the Company is unable to effect such registration or qualification.

 

The exercise price and number of Class A common stock issuable upon exercise of the Public Warrants may be adjusted in certain circumstances including in the event of a share dividend, extraordinary dividend or recapitalization, reorganization, merger or consolidation. However, except as described below, the Public Warrants will not be adjusted for issuances of Class A common stock at a price below their exercise price. Additionally, in no event will the Company be required to net cash settle the Public Warrants. If the Company is unable to complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period and the Company liquidates the funds held in the Trust Account, holders of Public Warrants will not receive any of such funds with respect to their Public Warrants, nor will they receive any distribution from the Company’s assets held outside of the Trust Account with respect to such Public Warrants. Accordingly, the Public Warrants may expire worthless.

 

In addition, if (a) the Company issues additional shares of common stock or equity-linked securities for capital raising purposes in connection with the closing of an initial Business Combination at an issue price or effective issue price of less than $9.20 per share (with such issue price or effective issue price as determined by the board of directors, in good faith, and in the case of any such issuance to the Company’s initial stockholders (as defined in the registration statement for the Initial Public Offering) or their affiliates, without taking into account any of the Founder Shares, issued prior to the Company’s initial public offering and held by the Company’s initial stockholders or their affiliates, as applicable, prior to such issuance) (the “Newly Issued Price”), (b) the aggregate gross proceeds from such issuances represent more than 60% of the total equity proceeds, and interest thereon, available for the funding of the Company’s initial Business Combination on the date of the consummation of such initial Business Combination (net of redemptions), and (c) the Market Value (as defined below) is below $9.20 per share, then the exercise price of the warrants will be adjusted (to the nearest cent) to be equal to 115% of the greater of (i) the Market Value and (ii) Newly Issued Price, and the Redemption Trigger Price (as defined below) will be adjusted (to the nearest cent) to be equal to 180% of the greater of (i) the Market Value and (ii) the Newly Issued Price. For the purposes of this adjustment, the “Market Value” shall mean the volume weighted average trading price of the Class A common stock during the twenty (20) trading day period starting on the trading day prior to the date of the consummation of the Company’s initial business combination. The “Redemption Trigger Price” shall mean $18.00 per share, subject to adjustment in accordance with the warrant agreement.

 

As of September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, there are 8,000,000 Private Placement Warrants issued and outstanding. The Private Placement Warrants are identical to the Public Warrants underlying the Units sold in the Initial Public Offering, except that the Private Placement Warrants and the common shares issuable upon the exercise of the Private Placement Warrants are not transferable, assignable or salable until 30 days after the completion of a Business Combination, subject to certain limited exceptions. Additionally, the Private Placement Warrants are exercisable on a cashless basis and are non-redeemable.

 

NOTE 8. FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENTS

 

The Company follows the guidance in ASC 820 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.

 

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NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
SEPTEMBER 30, 2023

 

The fair value of the Company’s financial assets and liabilities reflects management’s estimate of amounts that the Company would have received in connection with the sale of the assets or paid in connection with the transfer of the liabilities in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. In connection with measuring the fair value of its assets and liabilities, the Company seeks to maximize the use of observable inputs (market data obtained from independent sources) and to minimize the use of unobservable inputs (internal assumptions about how market participants would price assets and liabilities). The following fair value hierarchy is used to classify assets and liabilities based on the observable inputs and unobservable inputs used in order to value the assets and liabilities:

 

  Level 1: Quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities. An active market for an asset or liability is a market in which transactions for the asset or liability occur with sufficient frequency and volume to provide pricing information on an ongoing basis.
     
  Level 2: Observable inputs other than Level 1 inputs. Examples of Level 2 inputs include quoted prices in active markets for similar assets or liabilities and quoted prices for identical assets or liabilities in markets that are not active.
     
  Level 3: Unobservable inputs based on our assessment of the assumptions that market participants would use in pricing the asset or liability.

 

The following table presents information about the Company’s assets that are measured at fair value on a recurring basis at September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, and indicates the fair value hierarchy of the valuation inputs the Company utilized to determine such fair value:

 

Description  Level   September 30,
2023
   December 31,
2022
 
Assets:            
Marketable securities held in Trust Account   1   $56,230,525   $257,913,695 

 

NOTE 9. SUBSEQUENT EVENTS

 

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

 

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

 

References in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q (this “Quarterly Report”) to “we,” “us” or the “Company” refer to New Providence Acquisition Corp. II. References to our “management” or our “management team” refer to our officers and directors, and references to the “Sponsor” refer to New Providence Acquisition II LLC. The following discussion and analysis of the Company’s financial condition and results of operations should be read in conjunction with the condensed financial statements and the notes thereto contained elsewhere in this Quarterly Report. Certain information contained in the discussion and analysis set forth below includes forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties.

 

Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

 

This Quarterly Report includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), that are not historical facts and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expected and projected. All statements, other than statements of historical fact included in this Quarterly Report including, without limitation, statements in 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. Words such as “expect,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “estimate,” “seek” and variations and similar words and expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements relate to future events or future performance, but reflect management’s current beliefs, based on information currently available. A number of factors could cause actual events, performance or results to differ materially from the events, performance and results discussed in the forward-looking statements. For information identifying important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements, please refer to the Risk Factors section of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended December 31, 2022, as filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on March 31, 2023. The Company’s securities filings can be accessed on the EDGAR section of the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Except as expressly required by applicable securities law, the Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

 

Overview

 

We are a blank check company incorporated under the laws of the State of Delaware on November 16, 2020 for the purpose of effectuating a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or other similar business combination with one or more businesses. We intend to effectuate our business combination using cash from the proceeds of our initial public offering and our private placement warrants, our capital stock, debt or a combination of cash, stock and debt.

 

On November 9, 2021, we consummated the initial public offering of 25,000,000 units (“Units”), which includes the partial exercise by the underwriter of its over-allotment option in the amount of 2,500,000 Units, at $10.00 per Unit, generating gross proceeds of $250,000,000. Simultaneously with the closing of the initial public offering, we consummated the sale of 8,000,000 private placement warrants (the “private placement warrants”) at a price of $1.50 per private placement warrant in a private placement (the “private placement”) to our Sponsor, generating gross proceeds of $12,000,000.

 

Following our initial public offering and the private placement, a total of $255,000,000 was placed in our trust account. We incurred $14,566,172 in initial public offering related costs, including $5,000,000 of underwriting fees, $8,750,000 of deferred underwriting fees, and $816,172 of other offering costs.

 

We expect to continue to incur significant costs in the pursuit of our acquisition plans. We cannot assure you that our plans to complete a business combination will be successful.

 

Results of Operations

 

We have neither engaged in any operations nor generated any revenues to date. Our only activities through September 30, 2023 were organizational activities, those necessary to prepare for our initial public offering, described below, and identifying a target company for a business combination. We do not expect to generate any operating revenues until after the completion of our business combination. We generate non-operating income in the form of interest income on marketable securities held in our trust account established for the benefit of our public stockholders (the “trust account”). We incur expenses as a result of being a public company (for legal, financial reporting, accounting and auditing compliance), as well as for due diligence and other expenses in connection with searching for, and completing, a business combination.

 

For the three months ended September 30, 2023, we had net income of $225,699, which consisted of interest earned on marketable securities held in Trust Account of $722,208, offset operating and formation costs of $355,345 and a provision for income taxes of $141,164.

 

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For the three months ended September 30, 2022, we had net income of $746,857, which consisted of unrealized gain on marketable securities held in the trust account of $140,071 and interest earned on marketable securities held in Trust Account of $1,093,144, offset operating and formation costs of $269,141 and provision for income taxes of $217,217.

 

For the nine months ended September 30, 2023, we had net income of $2,945,394, which consisted of interest earned on marketable securities held in Trust Account of $5,138,865, offset operating and formation costs of $1,145,809 and provision for income taxes of $1,047,662.

 

For the nine months ended September 30, 2022, we had net income of $289,012, which consisted of unrealized gain on marketable securities held in the trust account of $57,371 and interest earned on marketable securities held in Trust Account of $1,406,598, offset operating and formation costs of $923,586 and provision for income taxes of $251,371.

 

Liquidity and Going Concern

 

For the nine months ended September 30, 2023, cash used in operating activities was $1,625,474. Net income of $2,945,394 was affected by interest income on marketable securities held in the trust account of $5,138,865 and deferred tax provision of $148,862. Changes in operating assets and liabilities provided $716,859 of cash for operating activities.

 

For the nine months ended September 30, 2022, cash used in operating activities was $549,756. Net income of $289,012 was affected by an unrealized gain on marketable securities held in trust account of $57,371 and interest income on marketable securities held in the trust account of $1,406,598. Changes in operating assets and liabilities provided $625,201 of cash for operating activities.

 

As of September 30, 2023, we had marketable securities held in the trust account of $56,230,525 (including approximately $2,498,200 of interest income) consisting of money market funds that invest in U.S. Treasury securities. Interest income on the balance in the trust account may be used by us to pay taxes. From Inception through September 30, 2023, we have withdrawn an aggregate of $205,478,750 in connection with the redemption and $2,006,285 of interest earned from the trust account to pay tax obligations, respectively.

 

We intend to use substantially all of the funds held in the trust account, including any amounts representing interest earned on the trust account (less income taxes payable), to complete our business combination. To the extent that our capital stock or debt is used, in whole or in part, as consideration to complete our business combination, the remaining proceeds held in the trust account will be used as working capital to finance the operations of the target business or businesses, make other acquisitions and pursue our growth strategies.

 

As of September 30, 2023, we had cash held outside the trust account of $257,474. We intend to use the funds held outside the trust account primarily to identify and evaluate target businesses, perform business due diligence on prospective target businesses, travel to and from the offices, plants or similar locations of prospective target businesses or their representatives or owners, review corporate documents and material agreements of prospective target businesses, and structure, negotiate and complete a business combination.

 

On September 15, 2023, the Company issued an unsecured promissory note in the principal amount of $300,000 to the Sponsor. The Promissory Notes bears no interest and is payable in full on the earlier of: (i) May 9, 2024 or (ii) the date on which Maker consummates a business combination. The Company and the Sponsor agree that the Company may request up to Three Hundred Thousand Dollars ($300,000) for costs reasonably related to the Company’s business combination. The principal of the Note may be drawn down from time to time prior to the earlier of: (i) July 12, 2023 or (ii) the date on which the Company consummates its business combination, upon written request from the Company to the Sponsor (each, a “Drawdown Request”). Each Drawdown Request must state the amount to be drawn down, and must not be an amount less than One Thousand Dollars ($1,000) unless agreed upon by the Company and the Sponsor. As of September 30, 2023 there was $200,000 and $0 outstanding under the Promissory Note.

 

In order to fund working capital deficiencies or finance transaction costs in connection with a business combination, our Sponsor, or certain of our officers and directors or their affiliates may, but are not obligated to, loan us funds as may be required. If we complete a business combination, we would repay such loaned amounts. In the event that a business combination does not close, we may use a portion of the working capital held outside the trust account to repay such loaned amounts but no proceeds from our trust account would be used for such repayment. Up to $1,500,000 of such working capital loans may be convertible into warrants of the post-business combination entity at a price of $1.50 per warrant. Any warrants issued upon conversion of the working capital loans would be identical to the private placement warrants.

 

We may need to raise additional capital through loans or additional investments from our Sponsor, stockholders, officers, directors, or third parties. Our officers, directors and our Sponsor may, but are not obligated to, loan us funds as may be required. Accordingly, we may not be able to obtain additional financing. If we are unable to raise additional capital, it may be required to take additional measures to conserve liquidity, which could include, but not necessarily be limited to, curtailing operations, suspending the pursuit of a potential transaction, and reducing overhead expenses. We cannot provide any assurance that new financing will be available to it on commercially acceptable terms, if at all. In addition, in connection with the Company’s assessment of going concern considerations in accordance with Financial Accounting Standard Board’s (“FASB”) Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2014-15, “Disclosures of Uncertainties about an Entity’s Ability to Continue as a Going Concern,” the Company has until May 9, 2024 to consummate the proposed Business Combination. It is uncertain that the Company will be able to consummate the proposed Business Combination by this time. These conditions raise substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern for at least one year from the date that the financial statements included in this Report were issued. These financial statements do not include any adjustments relating to the recovery of the recorded assets or the classification of the liabilities that might be necessary should we be unable to continue as a going concern.

 

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Off-Balance Sheet Financing Arrangements

 

We have no obligations, assets or liabilities, which would be considered off-balance sheet arrangements as of September 30, 2023. 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 have not entered into any off-balance sheet financing arrangements, established any special purpose entities, guaranteed any debt or commitments of other entities, or purchased any non-financial assets.

 

Contractual Obligations

 

We do not have any long-term debt, capital lease obligations, operating lease obligations or long-term liabilities, other than an agreement to pay our Sponsor a total of up to $20,000 per month for, among other things, the provision of the services of one or more investment professionals, who may be related parties of our Sponsor or of one of our executive officers. An affiliate of our Sponsor has entered into an employment arrangement with James Bradley, our chief financial officer, pursuant to which Mr. Bradley is compensated for, among other things, transaction management and negotiation services, which include, but are not limited to, his services to our Sponsor. Mr. Bradley is paid by this affiliate $12,500 per month, and a portion of the $20,000 monthly fee paid to our Sponsor is allocated to the reimbursement of Mr. Bradley’s monthly salary. Mr. Bradley and each of the professionals will be paid at or below market rates for their services. We began incurring these fees on November 4, 2021 and will continue to incur these fees monthly until the earlier of the completion of the business combination and our liquidation.

 

The underwriter is entitled to a deferred fee of $0.35 per Unit, or $8,750,000 in the aggregate. The deferred fee will become payable to the underwriter from the amounts held in the trust account solely in the event that we complete a business combination, subject to the terms of the underwriting agreement.

 

Critical Accounting Policies

 

The preparation of unaudited condensed financial statements and related disclosures in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements, and income and expenses during the periods reported. Actual results could materially differ from those estimates. We have identified the following critical accounting policies:

 

Warrant Liabilities

 

We account for our warrants as either equity-classified or liability-classified instruments based on an assessment of the instruments’ specific terms and applicable authoritative guidance in FASB Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 480, Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity (“ASC 480”) and ASC 815, Derivatives and Hedging (“ASC 815”). The assessment considers whether the instruments are freestanding financial instruments pursuant to ASC 480, meet the definition of a liability pursuant to ASC 480, and whether the instruments meet all of the requirements for equity classification under ASC 815, including whether the instruments are indexed to our own common shares and whether the instrument holders could potentially require “net cash settlement” in a circumstance outside of our control, among other conditions for equity classification. This assessment, which requires the use of professional judgment, is conducted at the time of warrant issuance and as of each subsequent quarterly period end date while the instruments are outstanding. Upon review of the warrant agreement, management concluded that the public warrants and private placement warrants issued pursuant to the warrant agreement qualify for equity accounting treatment.

 

Class A Common Stock Subject to Possible Redemption

 

We account for our common stock subject to possible conversion in accordance with the guidance in Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 480 “Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity.” Common stock subject to mandatory redemption is classified as a liability instrument and measured at fair value. Conditionally redeemable common stock (including common stock that features redemption rights that are either within the control of the holder or subject to redemption upon the occurrence of uncertain events not solely within our control) is classified as temporary equity. At all other times, common stock is classified as stockholders’ equity. Our common stock features certain redemption rights that are considered to be outside of our control and subject to occurrence of uncertain future events. Accordingly, common stock subject to possible redemption is presented at redemption value as temporary equity, outside of the stockholders’ deficit section of our condensed balance sheets.

 

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Net Income per Common Stock

 

Net income per common stock is computed by dividing net income by the weighted average number of common stock outstanding for the period. We apply the two-class method in calculating income per share. Remeasurement associated with the redeemable shares of Class A common stock is excluded from net income per share as the redemption value approximates fair value.

 

Recent Accounting Standards

 

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

 

Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk.

 

We are a smaller reporting company as defined by Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act and are not required to provide the information otherwise required under this item.

 

Item 4. Controls and Procedures.

 

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

 

Disclosure controls are procedures that are designed with the objective of ensuring that information required to be disclosed in our reports filed under the Exchange Act, such as this Report, is recorded, processed, summarized, and reported within the time period specified in the SEC’s rules and forms. Disclosure controls are also designed with the objective of ensuring that such information is accumulated and communicated to our management, including the chief executive officer and chief financial officer, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure. Our management evaluated, with the participation of our current chief executive officer and chief financial officer (our “Certifying Officers”), the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures as of September 30, 2023, pursuant to Rule 13a-15(b) under the Exchange Act. Based upon that evaluation, our Certifying Officers concluded that, as of September 30, 2023, our disclosure controls and procedures were not effective due to a previously identified material weakness in our internal controls over financial reporting related to properly recording and accruing expenses, as disclosed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K as filed with the SEC on March 31, 2023. As a result, we performed additional analysis as deemed necessary to ensure that our financial statements were prepared in accordance with GAAP. Accordingly, management believes that the financial statements included in this Quarter Report on Form 10-Q present fairly in all material respects our financial position, results of operations and cash flows for the period presented. As of September 30, 2023, the previously identified material weakness in our internal controls over financial reporting has not yet been remediated.

 

We do not expect that our disclosure controls and procedures will prevent all errors and all instances of fraud. Disclosure controls and procedures, no matter how well conceived and operated, can provide only reasonable, not absolute, assurance that the objectives of the disclosure controls and procedures are met. Further, the design of disclosure controls and procedures must reflect the fact that there are resource constraints, and the benefits must be considered relative to their costs. Because of the inherent limitations in all disclosure controls and procedures, no evaluation of disclosure controls and procedures can provide absolute assurance that we have detected all our control deficiencies and instances of fraud, if any. The design of disclosure controls and procedures also is based partly on certain assumptions about the likelihood of future events, and there can be no assurance that any design will succeed in achieving its stated goals under all potential future conditions.

 

Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting

 

There were no changes to our internal control over financial reporting that occurred during our fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2023 that have materially affected or are 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 Quarterly Report are any of the risks described in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended December 31, 2022, as filed with the SEC on March 31, 2023. 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. As of the date of this Quarterly Report, except as outlined below, there have been no other material changes to the risk factors disclosed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended December 31, 2022, as filed with the SEC on March 31, 2023, except 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.

 

On November 9, 2021, we consummated the Initial Public Offering of 25,000,000 Units, which includes the partial exercise by the underwriter of its over-allotment option in the amount of 2,500,000 Units. The Units were sold at an offering price of $10.00 per Unit, generating total gross proceeds of $250,000,000. Each Unit consists of one share of Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, and one-third of one redeemable warrant, each whole warrant entitling the holder thereof to purchase one share of Class A common stock at an exercise price of $11.50 per share, subject to adjustment. The warrants will become exercisable on the later of 12 months from the closing of the Initial Public Offering and 30 days after the consummation of our initial Business Combination, and will expire five years after the consummation of our initial Business Combination, or earlier upon redemption or liquidation.

 

Simultaneously with the consummation of the Initial Public Offering, the Sponsor purchased an aggregate of 8,000,000 private placement warrants at a price of $1.50 per private placement warrant, generating total gross proceeds of $12,000,000. The issuance was made pursuant to the exemption from registration contained in Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act. No underwriting discounts or commissions were paid with respect to such private placement.

 

We incurred $14,566,172 in Initial Public Offering related costs, including $5,000,000 of underwriting fees, $8,750,000 of deferred underwriting fees, and $816,172 of other offering costs.

 

After deducting the underwriting fees (excluding the deferred portion of $8,750,000, which amount will be payable upon consummation of our initial Business Combination, if consummated) and the offering expenses, the total net proceeds from the Initial Public Offering and the private placement was $256,183,828, of which $255,000,000 was placed in the trust account.

 

For a description of the use of the proceeds generated in the Initial Public Offering, see Part I, Item 2 of this Quarterly Report.

 

Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities.

 

None.

 

Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures.

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 5. Other Information.

 

None.

 

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Item 6. Exhibits.

 

The following exhibits are filed as part of, or incorporated by reference into, this Quarterly Report.

 

No.   Description of Exhibit
3.1   Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed November 10, 2021).
3.2   Amended and Restated Bylaws (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.3 to the Registrant’s Form S-1 filed February 22, 2021, as amended).
31.1*    Certification of Principal Executive Officer Pursuant to Rules 13a-14(a) and 15(d)-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 15(d)-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
101.INS*   Inline XBRL Instance Document
101.SCH*   Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document
101.CAL*   Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document
101.DEF*   Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document
101.LAB*   Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document
101.PRE*   Inline XBRL Extension Presentation Linkbase Document
104*   Cover Page Interactive Data File (formatted as Inline XBRL and contained in Exhibit 101)

 

* Filed herewith.

 

** Furnished herewith.

 

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SIGNATURES

 

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

 

  NEW PROVIDENCE ACQUISITION CORP. II
     
Date: November 13, 2023 By: /s/ Gary Smith
  Name:  Gary Smith
  Title: Chief Executive Officer
     
Date: November 13, 2023 By: /s/ James Bradley
  Name:  James Bradley
  Title: Chief Financial Officer

 

 

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Exhibit 31.1

 

CERTIFICATION OF PRINCIPAL EXECUTIVE OFFICER

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

AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO SECTION 302 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002

 

I, Gary Smith, certify that:

 

1. I have reviewed this quarterly report on Form 10-Q of New Providence Acquisition Corp. II;

 

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 are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f)) for the registrant and have:

 

  a) Designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;

 

  b) 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: November 13, 2023

 

  /s/ Gary Smith
  Gary Smith
  Chief Executive Officer

Exhibit 31.2

 

CERTIFICATION OF PRINCIPAL FINANCIAL OFFICER

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

AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO SECTION 302 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002

 

I, James Bradley, certify that:

 

1.I have reviewed this quarterly report on Form 10-Q of New Providence Acquisition Corp. II;

 

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 are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f) for the registrant and have:

 

a)Designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;

 

  b) 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: November 13, 2023

 

  /s/ James Bradley
  James Bradley
  Chief Financial Officer

 

Exhibit 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

 

In connection with the Quarterly Report of New Providence Acquisition Corp. II (the “Company”) on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended September 30, 2023, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Report”), I, Gary Smith, Chief Executive Officer of the Company, certify, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. §1350, as added by §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; and

 

2. To my knowledge, the information contained in the Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the Company as of and for the period covered by the Report.

 

Date: November 13, 2023

 

  /s/ Gary Smith
  Gary Smith
  Chief Executive Officer

 

Exhibit 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

 

In connection with the Quarterly Report of New Providence Acquisition Corp. II (the “Company”) on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended September 30, 2023, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Report”), I, James Bradley, Chief Financial Officer of the Company, certify, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. §1350, as added by §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; and

 

2. To my knowledge, the information contained in the Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the Company as of and for the period covered by the Report.

 

Date: November 13, 2023

 

  /s/ James Bradley
  James Bradley
  Chief Financial Officer

 

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Document Information Line Items    
Trading Symbol NPABW  
Title of 12(b) Security Warrants included as part of the units, each whole warrant exercisable for one share of Class A common stock  
Security Exchange Name NASDAQ  
Class A Common Stock    
Document Information Line Items    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   8,267,875
Class B Common Stock    
Document Information Line Items    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   3,250,000
v3.23.3
Condensed Balance Sheets - USD ($)
Sep. 30, 2023
Dec. 31, 2022
Current Assets    
Cash $ 257,474 $ 339,663
Prepaid expenses 46,662 285,490
Prepaid income taxes 125,826
Total Current Assets 304,136 750,979
Marketable securities held in Trust Account 56,230,525 257,913,695
TOTAL ASSETS 56,534,661 258,664,674
Current Liabilities    
Accounts payable and accrued expenses 793,662 614,155
Accrued offering costs 524,918 524,918
Income taxes payable 172,698
Excise taxes payable 2,054,788
Total Current Liabilities 3,746,066 1,139,073
Deferred tax liability 148,862
Deferred underwriting payable 8,750,000 8,750,000
Total Liabilities 12,496,066 10,037,935
Commitments and Contingencies (Note 6)
Class A common stock subject to possible redemption, $0.0001 par value; 5,267,875 and 25,000,000 shares issued and outstanding at $10.64 and $10.30 per share redemption value at September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, respectively 56,033,229 257,577,578
Stockholders’ Deficit    
Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value; 1,000,000 shares authorized; none issued or outstanding
Additional paid-in capital
Accumulated deficit (11,995,259) (8,951,464)
Total Stockholders’ Deficit (11,994,634) (8,950,839)
TOTAL LIABILITIES, REDEEMABLE COMMON STOCK AND STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT 56,534,661 258,664,674
Class A Common Stock    
Stockholders’ Deficit    
Common stock, value 300
Class B Common Stock    
Stockholders’ Deficit    
Common stock, value 325 625
Related Party    
Current Liabilities    
Promissory note - related party $ 200,000
v3.23.3
Condensed Balance Sheets (Parentheticals) - $ / shares
Sep. 30, 2023
Dec. 31, 2022
Preferred stock par value (in Dollars per share) $ 0.0001 $ 0.0001
Preferred stock, shares authorized 1,000,000 1,000,000
Preferred stock, shares issued
Preferred stock, shares outstanding
Class A Common Stock    
Common stock subject to possible redemption, par value (in Dollars per share) $ 0.0001 $ 0.0001
Common stock subject to possible redemption, shares issued 5,267,875 25,000,000
Common stock subject to possible redemption, shares outstanding 5,267,875 25,000,000
Common stock subject to possible redemption, per share redemption value (in Dollars per share) $ 10.64 $ 10.3
Common stock par value (in Dollars per share) $ 0.0001 $ 0.0001
Common stock, shares authorized 400,000,000 400,000,000
Common stock, shares issued 3,000,000
Common stock, shares outstanding 3,000,000
Class B Common Stock    
Common stock par value (in Dollars per share) $ 0.0001 $ 0.0001
Common stock, shares authorized 10,000,000 10,000,000
Common stock, shares issued 3,250,000 6,250,000
Common stock, shares outstanding 3,250,000 6,250,000
v3.23.3
Condensed Statements of Operations (Unaudited) - USD ($)
3 Months Ended 9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2023
Sep. 30, 2022
Sep. 30, 2023
Sep. 30, 2022
Formation and operating costs $ 355,345 $ 269,141 $ 1,145,809 $ 923,586
Loss from operations (355,345) (269,141) (1,145,809) (923,586)
Other income:        
Interest earned on marketable securities held in Trust Account 722,208 1,093,144 5,138,865 1,406,598
Unrealized gain on marketable securities held in Trust Account   140,071 57,371
Other income 722,208 1,233,215 5,138,865 1,463,969
Income before provision for income taxes 366,863 964,074 3,993,056 540,383
Provision for income taxes (141,164) (217,217) (1,047,662) (251,371)
Net income $ 225,699 $ 746,857 $ 2,945,394 $ 289,012
Redeemable Class A Common Stock        
Other income:        
Weighted average shares outstanding (in Shares) 5,267,875 25,000,000 14,808,683 25,000,000
Basic net income per share (in Dollars per share) $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.14 $ 0.01
Non-Redeemable Class A Common Stock        
Other income:        
Weighted average shares outstanding (in Shares) 3,000,000 1,637,363
Basic net income per share (in Dollars per share) $ 0.02 $ 0.14
Non-Redeemable Class B Common Stock        
Other income:        
Weighted average shares outstanding (in Shares) 3,250,000 6,250,000 4,612,637 6,250,000
Basic net income per share (in Dollars per share) $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.14 $ 0.01
v3.23.3
Condensed Statements of Operations (Unaudited) (Parentheticals) - $ / shares
3 Months Ended 9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2023
Sep. 30, 2022
Sep. 30, 2023
Sep. 30, 2022
Redeemable Class A Common Stock        
Diluted net income per share $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.14 $ 0.01
Non-Redeemable Class A Common Stock        
Diluted net income per share 0.02 0.14
Non-Redeemable Class B Common Stock        
Diluted net income per share $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.14 $ 0.01
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Condensed Statements of Changes in Stockholder’s Deficit (Unaudited) - USD ($)
Class A
Common Stock
Class B
Common Stock
Additional Paid-in Capital
Accumulated Deficit
Total
Balance at Dec. 31, 2021 $ 625 $ (8,015,144) $ (8,014,519)
Balance (in Shares) at Dec. 31, 2021 6,250,000      
Net income (loss) (321,301) (321,301)
Balance at Mar. 31, 2022 $ 625 (8,336,445) (8,335,820)
Balance (in Shares) at Mar. 31, 2022 6,250,000      
Balance at Dec. 31, 2021 $ 625 (8,015,144) (8,014,519)
Balance (in Shares) at Dec. 31, 2021 6,250,000      
Excise tax payable attributable to redemption of common stock        
Net income (loss)         289,012
Balance at Sep. 30, 2022 $ 625 (8,672,468) (8,671,843)
Balance (in Shares) at Sep. 30, 2022 6,250,000      
Balance at Mar. 31, 2022 $ 625 (8,336,445) (8,335,820)
Balance (in Shares) at Mar. 31, 2022 6,250,000      
Net income (loss) (136,544) (136,544)
Balance at Jun. 30, 2022 $ 625 (8,472,989) (8,472,364)
Balance (in Shares) at Jun. 30, 2022 6,250,000      
Remeasurement of Class A Common Stock to Redemption Value (946,336) (946,336)
Net income (loss) 746,857 746,857
Balance at Sep. 30, 2022 $ 625 (8,672,468) (8,671,843)
Balance (in Shares) at Sep. 30, 2022 6,250,000      
Balance at Dec. 31, 2022 $ 625 (8,951,464) (8,950,839)
Balance (in Shares) at Dec. 31, 2022 6,250,000      
Remeasurement of Class A Common Stock to Redemption Value (2,186,752) (2,186,752)
Net income (loss) 1,910,886 1,910,886
Balance at Mar. 31, 2023 $ 625 (9,227,330) (9,226,705)
Balance (in Shares) at Mar. 31, 2023 6,250,000      
Balance at Dec. 31, 2022 $ 625 (8,951,464) (8,950,839)
Balance (in Shares) at Dec. 31, 2022 6,250,000      
Excise tax payable attributable to redemption of common stock         2,054,788
Net income (loss)         2,945,394
Balance at Sep. 30, 2023 $ 300 $ 325 (11,995,259) (11,994,634)
Balance (in Shares) at Sep. 30, 2023 3,000,000 3,250,000      
Balance at Mar. 31, 2023 $ 625 (9,227,330) (9,226,705)
Balance (in Shares) at Mar. 31, 2023 6,250,000      
Conversion of Class B Common Stock to Class A Common Stock $ 300 $ (300)
Conversion of Class B Common Stock to Class A Common Stock (in Shares) 3,000,000 (3,000,000)      
Excise tax payable attributable to redemption of common stock (2,054,788) (2,054,788)
Remeasurement of Class A Common Stock to Redemption Value (1,223,407) (1,223,407)
Net income (loss) 808,809 808,809
Balance at Jun. 30, 2023 $ 300 $ 325 (11,696,716) (11,696,091)
Balance (in Shares) at Jun. 30, 2023 3,000,000 3,250,000      
Remeasurement of Class A Common Stock to Redemption Value (524,242) (524,242)
Net income (loss) 225,699 225,699
Balance at Sep. 30, 2023 $ 300 $ 325 $ (11,995,259) $ (11,994,634)
Balance (in Shares) at Sep. 30, 2023 3,000,000 3,250,000      
v3.23.3
Condensed Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited) - USD ($)
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2023
Sep. 30, 2022
Cash Flows from Operating Activities:    
Net income $ 2,945,394 $ 289,012
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash used in operating activities:    
Interest earned on marketable securities held in Trust Account (5,138,865) (1,406,598)
Unrealized gain on marketable securities held in Trust Account (57,371)
Deferred tax provision (148,862)
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:    
Prepaid expenses 238,828 26,466
Prepaid income taxes 125,826
Accounts payable and accrued expenses 179,507 232,574
Other long-term assets 211,790
Income taxes payable 172,698 154,371
Net cash used in operating activities (1,625,474) (549,756)
Cash Flows from Investing Activities:    
Cash withdrawn from Trust Account to pay franchise and income taxes 1,343,285
Cash withdrawn from Trust Account in connection with redemption 205,478,750
Net cash provided by financing activities 206,822,035
Cash Flows from Financing Activities:    
Proceeds from promissory note - related party 200,000
Redemption of common stock (205,478,750)
Net cash used in financing activities (205,278,750)
Net Change in Cash (82,189) (549,756)
Cash – Beginning of period 339,663 1,081,525
Cash – End of period 257,474 531,769
Supplementary cash flow information:    
Cash paid for income taxes 898,000
Non-Cash investing and financing activities:    
Remeasurement of Class A common stock subject to redemption 3,934,401 946,336
Excise tax payable attributable to redemption of common stock $ 2,054,788
v3.23.3
Description of Organization, Business Operations, Liquidity, and Risks and Uncertainties
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2023
Description of Organization, Business Operations, Liquidity, and Risks and Uncertainties [Abstract]  
DESCRIPTION OF ORGANIZATION, BUSINESS OPERATIONS, LIQUIDITY, AND RISKS AND UNCERTAINTIES

NOTE 1. DESCRIPTION OF ORGANIZATION, BUSINESS OPERATIONS, LIQUIDITY, AND RISKS AND UNCERTAINTIES

 

New Providence Acquisition Corp. II (the “Company”) is a blank check company incorporated in Delaware on November 16, 2020. The Company was formed for the purpose of effectuating a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or other similar business combination with one or more businesses (the “Business Combination”).

 

The Company is not limited to a particular industry or sector for purposes of consummating a Business Combination. The Company is an early stage and emerging growth company and, as such, the Company is subject to all of the risks associated with early stage and emerging growth companies.

 

All activity through September 30, 2023 relates to the Company’s formation, the proposed initial public offering (the “Initial Public Offering”), which is described below, and subsequent to the Initial Public Offering, identifying a target company for a Business Combination. The Company will not generate any operating revenues until after the completion of a Business Combination, at the earliest. The Company generates non-operating income in the form of interest income from the proceeds derived from the Initial Public Offering held in the Trust Account (as described below).

 

The registration statements for the Company’s Initial Public Offering were declared effective on November 4, 2021. On November 9, 2021, the Company consummated the Initial Public Offering of 25,000,000 units (the “Units” and, with respect to the shares of Class A common stock included in the Units sold, the “Public Shares”), which includes the partial exercise by the underwriter of its over-allotment option in the amount of 2,500,000 Units, at $10.00 per Unit, generating gross proceeds of $250,000,000, which is described in Note 3.

 

Simultaneously with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, the Company consummated the sale of 8,000,000 warrants (each, a “Private Placement Warrant” and, collectively, the “Private Placement Warrants”) at a price of $1.50 per Private Placement Warrant in a private placement to New Providence Acquisition II LLC (the “Sponsor”), generating gross proceeds of $12,000,000, which is described in Note 4.

 

Transaction costs amounted to $14,566,172, consisting of $5,000,000 of underwriting fees, $8,750,000 of deferred underwriting fees and $816,172 of other offering costs.

 

Following the closing of the Initial Public Offering on November 9, 2021, an amount of $255,000,000 ($10.20 per Unit) from the net proceeds of the sale of the Units in the Initial Public Offering and the sale of the Private Placement Warrants was placed in a trust account (the “Trust Account”), invested in U.S. government securities, within the meaning set forth in Section 2(a)(16) of the Investment Company Act, with a maturity of 185 days or less, or in any open-ended investment company that holds itself out as a money market fund meeting the conditions of Rule 2a-7 of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (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 funds in the Trust Account to the Company’s stockholders, as described below.

 

The Company’s management has broad discretion with respect to the specific application of the net proceeds of the Initial Public Offering and the sale of the Private Placement Warrants, although substantially all of the net proceeds are intended to be applied generally toward consummating a Business Combination. There is no assurance that the Company will be able to complete a Business Combination successfully. The Company must complete one or more initial Business Combinations with one or more operating businesses or assets with a fair market value equal to at least 80% of the net assets held in the Trust Account (as defined below) (less any deferred underwriting commissions and taxes payable on interest earned on the Trust Account) at the time of the signing a definitive agreement to enter 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.

 

The Company will provide its holders of the outstanding Public Shares (the “public 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 public stockholders will be entitled to redeem their Public Shares for a pro rata portion of the amount then in the Trust Account (initially anticipated to be $10.20 per Public 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 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 either prior to or upon such consummation of a Business Combination and, if the Company seeks stockholder approval, a majority of the 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 reasons, the Company will, pursuant to its Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation (the “Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation”), conduct the redemptions pursuant to the tender offer rules of the U.S. 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 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, Sponsor has agreed to vote its Founder Shares (as defined in Note 5) and any Public Shares purchased during or after the Initial Public Offering in favor of approving a Business Combination. Additionally, each public stockholder may elect to redeem their Public Shares irrespective of whether they vote for or against the proposed transaction or do not vote at all. In connection with the Extension Meeting (as defined below), the net tangible asset limitation was removed from the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation.

 

Notwithstanding the above, if the Company seeks stockholder approval of a Business Combination and it does not conduct redemptions pursuant to the tender offer rules, the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation provides that a public stockholder, together with any affiliate of such stockholder or any other person with whom such stockholder is acting in concert or as a “group” (as defined under Section 13 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”)), will be restricted from redeeming its shares with respect to more than an aggregate of 15% or more of the Public Shares, without the prior consent of the Company.

 

The Sponsor has agreed (a) to waive its redemption rights with respect to its Founder Shares and Public Shares held by it in connection with the completion of a Business Combination and (b) not to propose an amendment to the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation (i) to modify the substance or timing of the ability of the public stockholders to seek redemption in connection with the Company’s initial Business Combination or the Company’s obligation to redeem 100% of its Public Shares if the Company does not complete an initial Business Combination within 18 months from the closing of the Initial Public Offering or (ii) with respect to any other provision relating to stockholders’ rights or pre-initial business combination activity, unless the Company provides the public stockholders with the opportunity to redeem their Public Shares in conjunction with any such amendment.

 

The Company previously had 18 months from the closing of the Initial Public Offering to complete a Business Combination (the “Combination Period”). In connection with the Extension Meeting, the Combination Period was extended until 30 months from the closing of the Initial Public Offering. If the Company is unable to complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period, the Company will (i) cease all operations except for the purpose of winding up, (ii) as promptly as reasonably possible but not more than ten business days thereafter, redeem the Public Shares, at a per-share price, payable in cash, equal to the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account including interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account and not previously released to the Company to pay its tax obligations (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 liquidating distributions, if any), 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. There will be no redemption rights or liquidating distributions with respect to the Company’s warrants, which will expire worthless if the Company fails to complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period.

 

The Sponsor has agreed to waive its liquidation rights with respect to the Founder Shares if the Company fails to complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period. However, if the Sponsor acquires Public Shares in or after the Initial Public Offering, such Public Shares will be entitled to liquidating distributions from the Trust Account if the Company fails to complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period. The underwriter has agreed to waive its rights to its deferred underwriting commission (see Note 6) held in the Trust Account in the event the Company does not complete a Business Combination within in the Combination Period and, in such event, such amounts will be included with the other funds held in the Trust Account that will be available to fund the redemption of the Public Shares. In the event of such distribution, it is possible that the per share value of the assets remaining available for distribution will be less than the per Unit amount initially held in the Trust Account ($10.20).

 

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 third party for services rendered or products sold to the Company, or a prospective target business with which the Company has discussed entering into a transaction agreement, reduce the amount of funds in the Trust Account to below the lesser of (1) $10.20 per Public Share or (2) the actual amount per Public Share held in the Trust Account as of the date of the liquidation of the Trust Account, if less than $10.20 per Public Share due to reductions in the value of the trust assets, less taxes payable, provided that such liability will not apply to any claims by a third party or prospective target business who executed a waiver of any and all rights to monies held in the Trust Account nor will it apply to any claims under the Company’s indemnity of the underwriter of the Initial Public Offering against certain liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). Moreover, in the event that an executed waiver is deemed to be unenforceable against a third party, the Sponsor will not be responsible to the extent of any liability for such third-party claims. The Company will seek to reduce the possibility that the Sponsor will have to indemnify the Trust Account due to claims of creditors by endeavoring to have all vendors, service providers (except the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm), prospective target businesses or other entities with which the Company does business, execute agreements with the Company waiving any right, title, interest or claim of any kind in or to monies held in the Trust Account.

 

Amendments to Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation

 

On May 5, 2023, the Company held the a special meeting in lieu of an annual meeting of stockholders (the “Extension Meeting”), to amend the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation to (i) extend the date by which the Company has to consummate a business combination from May 9, 2023 to May 9, 2024 (the “Extension Amendment Proposal”) and (ii) remove the limitation that the Company may not redeem shares of public stock to the extent that such redemption would result in the Company having net tangible assets (as determined in accordance with Rule 3a51-1(g)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended), of less than $5,000,001 (the “Redemption Limitation Amendment Proposal”). The stockholders of the Company approved the Extension Amendment Proposal and the Redemption Limitation Amendment Proposal at the Extension Meeting and on May 5, 2023, the Company filed the required amendments to the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation with the Secretary of State of Delaware.

 

Redemption of Class A Common Stock

 

In connection with the vote to approve the Extension Amendment Proposal and the Redemption Limitation Amendment Proposal, public stockholders elected to redeem an aggregate of 19,732,125 shares of Class A common Stock for cash at a redemption price of approximately $10.41 per share, for an aggregate redemption amount of approximately $205,478,750.

 

Conversion of Class B Common Stock

 

On May 5, 2023, the Sponsor converted 3,000,000 shares of Class B common stock into shares of Class A common stock (the “Class B Conversion”). Notwithstanding the conversions, the Sponsor will not be entitled to receive any monies held in the Company’s trust account as a result of its ownership of shares of Class A common stock issued upon conversion of the Class B common stock. Following such conversion and taking into account the redemptions described above, the Company has an aggregate of 8,267,875 shares of Class A common stock issued and outstanding and an aggregate of 3,250,000 shares of Class B common stock issued and outstanding (see Note 5).

 

Share Transfer Agreements

 

In connection with the Extension Meeting, the Company and the Sponsor, entered into share transfer agreements with several holders of Class A common stock, pursuant to which such holders agreed not to redeem an aggregate of 5,000,000 shares of Class A common stock (the “Non-Redeemed Stock”). In exchange for the foregoing commitments not to redeem such Non-Redeemed Stock, the Sponsor agreed to forfeit and surrender to the Company for no consideration an aggregate of 1,500,000 shares of Class A common stock and Class B common stock held by the Sponsor, at the closing of the Company’s initial business combination, and the Company agreed to issue an aggregate of 1,500,000 shares of Class A common stock to such holders at such time.

 

Liquidity and Going Concern

 

As of September 30, 2023, the Company had $257,474 in its operating bank accounts, $56,230,525 in marketable securities held in the Trust Account to be used for a Business Combination or to repurchase or redeem its common stock in connection therewith and a working capital deficit of $3,441,930. Approximately $2,500,000 of interest income earned on funds held in the Trust Account was available to pay for current tax liabilities.

 

Until the consummation of a Business Combination, the Company will be using the funds not held in the Trust Account for identifying and evaluating prospective Business Combination candidates, performing due diligence on prospective target businesses, paying for travel expenditures, selecting the target business to acquire, and structuring, negotiating and consummating the Business Combination.

 

The Company expects to need to raise additional capital through loans or additional investments from its Sponsor, stockholders, officers, directors, or third parties. The Company’s officers, direct