DESCRIPTION OF ORGANIZATION AND BUSINESS OPERATIONS
|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2020
|DESCRIPTION OF ORGANIZATION AND BUSINESS OPERATIONS|
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NOTE 1. DESCRIPTION OF ORGANIZATION AND BUSINESS OPERATIONS
Organization and General
Replay Acquisition Corp. (the “Company”) was incorporated as a Cayman Islands exempted company on November 6, 2018. The Company was formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, amalgamation, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses (the “Business Combination”). The Company is an emerging growth company and, as such, the Company is subject to all of the risks associated with emerging growth companies.
On October 12, 2020, the Company; Finance of America Equity Capital LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“FoA”); Finance of America Companies Inc., a Delaware corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of the Company (“New Pubco”); RPLY Merger Sub LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and wholly owned subsidiary of New Pubco (“Replay Merger Sub”); RPLY BLKR Merger Sub LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and wholly owned subsidiary of New Pubco (“Blocker Merger Sub”); Blackstone Tactical Opportunities Fund (Urban Feeder) – NQ L.P., a Delaware limited partnership (“Blocker”); Blackstone Tactical Opportunities Associates – NQ L.L.C., a Delaware limited liability company (“Blocker GP”); BTO Urban Holdings L.L.C., a Delaware limited liability company (“BTO Urban”), Blackstone Family Tactical Opportunities Investment Partnership – NQ – ESC L.P., a Delaware limited partnership (“ESC”), Libman Family Holdings LLC, a Connecticut limited liability company (“Family Holdings”), The Mortgage Opportunity Group LLC, a Connecticut limited liability company (“TMO”), L and TF, LLC, a North Carolina limited liability company (“L&TF”), UFG Management Holdings LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“Management Holdings”), and Joe Cayre (each of BTO Urban, ESC, Family Holdings, TMO, L&TF, Management Holdings and Joe Cayre, a “Seller” and, collectively, the “Sellers”); and BTO Urban and Family Holdings, solely in their joint capacity as the representative of the Sellers pursuant to Section 12.18 of the Transaction Agreement (as defined below) (the “Seller Representative”), entered into a Transaction Agreement (the “Transaction Agreement”), pursuant to which the Company agreed to combine with FoA in a series of transactions (collectively, the “Proposed Business Combination”) that will result in New Pubco becoming a publicly-traded company on the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) and controlling FoA in an “UP-C” structure. See the Proposed Business Combination described below.
As of December 31, 2020, the Company had not commenced any operations. All activity for the period from November 6, 2018 (inception) through December 31, 2020 relates to the Company’s formation, the Company’s initial public offering (the “Initial Public Offering”) described below, and since the Initial Public Offering, the search for a potential target including the costs incurred in connection with the Proposed Business Combination. The Company will not generate any operating revenues until after the completion of its initial Business Combination, at the earliest. The Company generates non-operating income in the form of investment income on cash and cash equivalents from the proceeds derived from the Initial Public Offering.
Sponsor and Initial Public Offering
The Company’s sponsor is Replay Sponsor, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (the “Sponsor”). The Company’s ability to commence operations is contingent upon obtaining adequate financial resources. The registration statement for the Company’s Initial Public Offering was declared effective on April 3, 2019. On April 8, 2019, the Company consummated its Initial Public Offering of 28,750,000 units (“Units”), including the issuance of 3,750,000 Units as a result of the underwriters’ full exercise of their over-allotment option, at $10.00 per Unit, generating gross proceeds of $287.5 million, and incurring offering costs of approximately $15.0 million, inclusive of approximately $9.2 million in deferred underwriting commissions (Note 5).
Simultaneously with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, the Company consummated the private placement (“Private Placement”) of 7,750,000 warrants (each, a “Private Placement Warrant” and collectively, the “Private Placement Warrants”) at a price of $1.00 per Private Placement Warrant to the Sponsor, generating gross proceeds of $7.75 million (Note 4).
On August 15, 2019, the Company received a written notice (the “Notice”) from the staff of NYSE Regulation of the NYSE indicating that the Company was not then in compliance with Section 802.01B of the NYSE Listed Company Manual (the “Manual”), which requires the Company to maintain a minimum of 300 public shareholders on a continuous basis. Pursuant to the Notice, the Company was subject to the procedures set forth in Sections 801 and 802 of the Manual. The Company submitted a business plan that demonstrated how the Company expected to return to compliance with the minimum public shareholders requirement within 18 months of receipt of the Notice. On October 24, 2019, the Company was notified by the staff of NYSE Regulation that the NYSE’s Listings Operations Committee agreed to accept the Company’s business plan, and the Company was subject to quarterly monitoring for compliance with such plan. On November 5, 2020, the Company was notified by the staff of NYSE Regulation that the Company is a “company back in compliance” with Section 802.01B of the Manual. The Company’s ordinary shares, warrants and Units, which trade under the symbols “RPLA,” “RPLA WS” and “RPLA.U,” respectively, continue to be listed and traded on the NYSE and no longer bear the indicator “.BC” on the consolidated tape to indicate noncompliance with the NYSE’s continued listing standards.
Upon the closing of the Initial Public Offering and Private Placement, $287.5 million ($10.00 per Unit) of the net proceeds of the sale of the Units in the Initial Public Offering and the Private Placement was placed in a trust account (the “Trust Account”), located in the United States at J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., with Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company acting as trustee, and invested only in U.S. government securities, within the meaning set forth in Section 2(a)(16) of the Investment Company Act 1940, as amended (the “Investment Company Act”), with a maturity of 180 days or less or in any open-ended investment company that holds itself out as a money market fund selected by the Company meeting the conditions of paragraphs (d)(2), (d)(3) and (d)(4) of Rule 2a‑7 of the Investment Company Act, as determined by the Company, until the earlier of: (i) the completion of a Business Combination and (ii) the distribution of the Trust Account as described below.
Initial Business Combination
The Company’s management has broad discretion with respect to the specific application of the net proceeds of the Initial Public Offering and the sale of Private Placement Warrants, although substantially all of the net proceeds are intended to be applied generally toward consummating a Business Combination. There is no assurance that the Company will be able to complete a Business Combination successfully. The Company must complete one or more initial Business Combinations having an aggregate fair market value of at least 80% of the assets held in the Trust Account (excluding the deferred underwriting commissions and taxes payable on income earned on the Trust Account) at the time of the agreement to enter into the initial Business Combination. However, the Company will only complete a Business Combination if the post-transaction company owns or acquires 50% or more of the outstanding voting securities of the target or otherwise acquires a controlling interest in the target sufficient for it not to be required to register as an investment company under the Investment Company Act.
The Company will provide its holders (the “Public Shareholders”) of its ordinary shares, par value $0.0001 per share, sold in the Initial Public Offering (the “Public Shares”), with the opportunity to redeem all or a portion of their Public Shares upon the completion of a Business Combination either (i) in connection with a shareholder meeting called to approve the Business Combination or (ii) by means of a tender offer. The decision as to whether the Company will seek shareholder approval of a Business Combination or conduct a tender offer will be made by the Company, solely in its discretion. The Public Shareholders will be entitled to redeem their Public Shares for a pro rata portion of the amount then in the Trust Account (initially anticipated to be $10.00 per Public Share). The per-share amount to be distributed to Public Shareholders who redeem their Public Shares will not be reduced by the deferred underwriting commissions the Company will pay to the underwriters (as discussed in Note 5). These Public Shares were classified as temporary equity upon the completion of the Initial Public Offering in accordance with the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (“FASB”) Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 480 “Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity.” In such case, the Company will proceed with a Business Combination if the Company has net tangible assets of at least $5,000,001 upon such consummation of a Business Combination and a majority of the shares voted are voted in favor of the Business Combination. If a shareholder vote is not required by law and the Company does not decide to hold a shareholder vote for business or other legal reasons, the Company will, pursuant to its Amended and Restated Memorandum and Articles of Association (the “Amended and Restated Memorandum and Articles of Association”), conduct the redemptions pursuant to the tender offer rules of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and file tender offer documents with the SEC prior to completing a Business Combination. If, however, shareholder approval of the transactions is required by law, or the Company decides to obtain shareholder approval for business or legal reasons, the Company will offer to redeem shares in conjunction with a proxy solicitation pursuant to the proxy rules and not pursuant to the tender offer rules. Additionally, each Public Shareholder may elect to redeem their Public Shares irrespective of whether they vote for or against the proposed transaction. If the Company seeks shareholder approval in connection with a Business Combination, the initial shareholders (as defined below) agreed to vote their Founder Shares (as defined below in Note 4) and any Public Shares purchased during or after the Initial Public Offering in favor of a Business Combination. Subsequent to the consummation of the Initial Public Offering, the Company will adopt an insider trading policy which will require insiders to: (i) refrain from purchasing shares during certain blackout periods and when they are in possession of any material non-public information and (ii) to clear all trades with the Company’s legal counsel prior to execution. In addition, the initial shareholders agreed to waive their redemption rights with respect to their Founder Shares and Public Shares in connection with the completion of a Business Combination.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Amended and Restated Memorandum and Articles of Association provide that a Public Shareholder, together with any affiliate of such shareholder or any other person with whom such shareholder is acting in concert or as a “group” (as defined under Section 13 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”)), will be restricted from redeeming its shares with respect to more than an aggregate of 15% or more of the ordinary shares sold in the Initial Public Offering, without the prior consent of the Company.
The Company’s Sponsor, officers and directors (the “initial shareholders”) agreed not to propose an amendment to the Amended and Restated Memorandum and Articles of Association (a) that would modify the substance or timing of the Company’s obligation to redeem 100% of its Public Shares if the Company does not complete a Business Combination within 24 months from the closing of the Initial Public Offering, or April 8, 2021 (or such later date as may be approved by the Company’s shareholders in accordance with the Amended and Restated Memorandum and Articles of Association)(the “Combination Period”) or (b) with respect to any other provision relating to shareholders’ rights or pre-initial Business Combination activity, unless the Company provides the Public Shareholders with the opportunity to redeem their ordinary shares in conjunction with any such amendment.
If the Company is unable to complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period, the Company will (1) cease all operations except for the purpose of winding up, (2) as promptly as reasonably possible but no more than 10 business days thereafter, subject to lawfully available funds therefor, 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 (less up to $100,000 of interest to pay dissolution expenses and which interest shall be net of taxes payable), divided by the number of then issued and outstanding Public Shares, which redemption will completely extinguish Public Shareholders’ rights as shareholders (including the right to receive further liquidating distributions, if any), subject to applicable law, and (3) as promptly as reasonably possible following such redemption, subject to the approval of the Company’s remaining shareholders and its board of directors, wind up its affairs and subsequently dissolve , subject in each case to the Company’s obligations under Cayman Islands law to provide for claims of creditors and the requirements of other applicable law.
The initial shareholders agreed to waive their liquidation rights with respect to the Founder Shares if the Company fails to complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period. However, if the initial shareholders should acquire Public Shares in or after the Initial Public Offering, they will be entitled to liquidating distributions from the Trust Account with respect to such Public Shares if the Company fails to complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period. The underwriters agreed to waive their rights to their deferred underwriting commissions (see Note 5) held in the Trust Account in the event the Company does not complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period and, in such event, such amounts will be included with the other funds held in the Trust Account that will be available to fund the redemption of the Public Shares. In the event of such distribution, it is possible that the per share value of the residual assets remaining available for distribution (including Trust Account assets) will be less than the $10.00 per share initially held in the Trust Account. In order to protect the amounts held in the Trust Account, the Sponsor agreed to be liable to the Company if and to the extent any claims by a third party (other than the Company’s independent auditors) 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 below (1) $10.00 per Public Share or (2) such lesser amount per Public Share held in the Trust Account as of the date of the liquidation of the Trust Account due to reductions in the value of the trust assets, in each case net of the interest which may be withdrawn to pay taxes. This liability will not apply with respect to any claims by a third party who executed a waiver of any right, title, interest or claim of any kind in or to any monies held in the Trust Account or to any claims under the Company’s indemnity of the underwriters of the Initial Public Offering against certain liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). Moreover, in the event that an executed waiver is deemed to be unenforceable against a third party, the Sponsor will not be responsible to the extent of any liability for such third-party claims. The Company will seek to reduce the possibility that the Sponsor will have to indemnify the Trust Account due to claims of creditors by endeavoring to have all vendors, service providers (other than the Company’s independent auditors), prospective target businesses or other entities with which the Company does business, execute agreements with the Company waiving any right, title, interest or claim of any kind in or to monies held in the Trust Account.
Proposed Business Combination and Related Transactions
On October 12, 2020, the Company, FoA, New Pubco, Replay Merger Sub, Blocker Merger Sub, Blocker, Blocker GP, the Sellers and the Seller Representative entered into the Transaction Agreement, pursuant to which the Company agreed to combine with FoA in the Proposed Business Combination that will result in New Pubco becoming a publicly-traded company on the NYSE and controlling FoA in an “UP-C” structure.
The Proposed Business Combination encompasses a series of transactions to effect an “UP-C” structure, pursuant to which, among other things: (i) the Company will change its jurisdiction of incorporation from the Cayman Islands to the State of Delaware by deregistering as an exempted company in the Cayman Islands and continuing and domesticating as a limited liability company formed under the laws of the State of Delaware (the “Domestication”), whereby (A) each of the Company’s ordinary shares outstanding immediately prior to the Domestication will be converted into a unit representing a limited liability company interest in the Company (each, a “Replay LLC Unit”) and (B) the Company will be governed by a limited liability company agreement; (ii) the Sellers and Blocker GP will sell to the Company limited liability company interests in FoA (“FoA Units”) in exchange for cash; (iii) Replay Merger Sub will merge with and into the Company (the “Replay Merger”), with the Company surviving the Replay Merger as a direct wholly owned subsidiary of New Pubco and each Replay LLC Unit outstanding immediately prior to the effectiveness of the Replay Merger being converted into the right to receive one share of New Pubco’s Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (“Class A Common Stock”); (iv) Blocker will be converted from a Delaware limited partnership to a Delaware limited liability company; (v) Blocker Merger Sub will merge with and into Blocker (the “Blocker Merger”), with Blocker surviving the Blocker Merger as a direct wholly owned subsidiary of New Pubco and each limited liability company interest of Blocker (each, a “Blocker Share”) outstanding immediately prior to the effectiveness of the Blocker Merger being converted into the right to receive a combination of shares of Class A Common Stock and cash; (vi) Blocker GP will contribute its remaining FoA Units to New Pubco in exchange for shares of Class A Common Stock, after which New Pubco will contribute such FoA Units to Blocker; and (vii) New Pubco will issue to the Sellers shares of New Pubco’s Class B common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (“Class B Common Stock”), which will have no economic rights but will entitle each holder of at least one such share (regardless of the number of shares so held) to a number of votes that is equal to the aggregate number of FoA Units held by such holder on all matters on which stockholders of New Pubco are entitled to vote generally.
As a result of the Proposed Business Combination, among other things: (A) New Pubco will indirectly hold (through the Company and Blocker) FoA Units and will have the sole and exclusive right to appoint the board of managers of FoA; (B) the Sellers will hold (i) FoA Units that are exchangeable on a one-for-one basis for shares of Class A Common Stock and (ii) shares of Class B Common Stock; and (C) the holders of Blocker Shares outstanding immediately prior to the effectiveness of the Blocker Merger and Blocker GP will, directly or indirectly, hold shares of Class A Common Stock.
The consummation of the Proposed Business Combination is subject to a number of conditions set forth in the Transaction Agreement including, among others, receipt of the requisite approval of the Company’s shareholders, satisfaction of the minimum cash requirements provided in the Transaction Agreement, the termination or expiration of all required waiting periods under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended (the “HSR Act”), and the execution of the various related transaction agreements. On November 4, 2020, the request for early termination of the waiting period under the HSR Act with respect to the Proposed Business Combination was granted by the Federal Trade Commission. On February 12, 2021, the SEC declared effective New Pubco's registration statement on Form S-4 (File No. 333-249897), as amended, filed with the SEC in connection with the Proposed Business Combination, which includes a proxy statement with respect to the Company's extraordinary general meeting of shareholders (the "General Meeting") to approve the Proposed Business Combination, among other matters, that constitutes a prospectus of New Pubco with respect to the securities to be issued in the Proposed Business Combination. On February 12, 2021, the Company filed its definitive proxy statement on Schedule 14A with the SEC, which was mailed on or about that date to the Company's shareholders as of January 28, 2021, the record date for the General Meeting. The General Meeting has been scheduled for March 25, 2021.
Concurrently with the execution of the Transaction Agreement, (i) the Company entered into subscription agreements with various investors, including an affiliate of the Sponsor, pursuant to which such investors agreed to purchase ordinary shares (which ordinary shares will be converted into Replay LLC Units pursuant to the Domestication and then will be converted into the right to receive shares of Class A Common Stock pursuant to the Replay Merger) (each such subscription agreement, a “Replay PIPE Agreement”), and (ii) New Pubco entered into subscription agreements with certain funds affiliated with The Blackstone Group Inc. and Brian L. Libman and certain entities controlled by him (collectively, the “Principal Stockholders”, and together with the investors party to the Replay PIPE Agreements, the “PIPE Investors”) pursuant to which the Principal Stockholders agreed to purchase shares of Class A Common Stock (together with the ordinary shares being purchased pursuant to the Replay PIPE Agreements, the “PIPE Shares”). In the aggregate, the PIPE Investors have committed to purchase $250.0 million of PIPE Shares, at a purchase price of $10.00 per PIPE Share, including $10.0 million of PIPE Shares to be purchased by an affiliate of the Sponsor.
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