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Deferred Offering Costs - SPACs

Deferred Offering Costs - SPACs
6 Months Ended
Feb. 28, 2022
Noncontrolling Interest [Abstract]  
Deferred Offering Costs - SPACs Deferred Offering Costs - SPACs
During Fiscal 2021, the Company incurred professional fees related to the filing of registration statements for the IPOs of four SPACs. The Company also transferred certain Founder Shares of those SPACs to a third party which created a non-controlling interest in those entities. These Founder Shares of common stock were transferred to the SPACs’ underwriter representative (the “Representative”) at below fair market value, resulting in compensation and therefore deferred offering costs for the SPACs, and the creation of a minority interest. The non-controlling interest is recorded as a minority interest on the Balance Sheet and the Statement of Equity.

As of August 31, 2021, Deferred offering costs - SPACs totaled $48,261,000, consisting of $789,000 of legal and accounting fees related to the SPACs’ IPOs and $47,472,000 related to the non-controlling interest in consolidated subsidiaries.

The non-controlling interest – deferred offering costs represents the estimated value of the portion of our Founder Shares in each of the following SPACs that we received as a result of our sponsorship, and which we transferred to the Representative on April 22, 2021, at a price below the fair market value of the shares, as follows: (i) 2,000,000 shares of IHC common stock; (ii) 2,000,000 shares of TechStackery common stock; (iii) 2,000,000 shares of Vital common stock; and (iv) 4,000,000 shares of Firemark common stock. We estimate the total value of the 10,000,000 shares transferred, which represents deferred compensation to the Representative, to be $47,472,000, or $4.7472 per share. We arrived at this valuation by reference to similar SPAC IPO transactions, as set forth below:

1.Consistent with most SPAC IPOs, the market price of units (consisting of some combination of common stock and warrants) sold to the public in a SPAC IPO is $10 per unit.

2.We have valued the warrant portion of each Unit at $0.75. Deducting this value from the Unit yields a value of $9.25 per share of common stock at the time of the IPO, which we have applied to the value of each of the Founder Shares that we issued to the Representative.

3.We have applied a further discount of 48.8%, which is a blended discount designed to reflect the following contingencies and uncertainties: (a) 20% probability that the SPAC IPOs are never consummated; (b) 20% probability that none of our sponsored SPACs successfully complete their IBC; and (c) 21% additional discounts to account for future sponsor and Representative concessions, as well as the possibility of decrease in the value of the common stock of each SPAC.
One of the Company's sponsored SPACs, IHC, completed its IPO on October 22, 2021, resulting in the recognition of approximately $13 million of offering costs, including $9.8 million that had been deferred as of August 31, 2021. No offering costs were incurred for TechStackery, Vital, or Firemark during the quarter ended February 28, 2022.As discussed in Note 4, Special Purpose Acquisition Company ("SPAC") Sponsorship , and Note 12, Subsequent Events, the Company has announced its withdrawal of registration statements on Form S-1 previously filed with the SEC relating to three of its Sponsored SPACs — Vital, TechStackery, and Firemark -- to devote its resources to completing IHC's IBC. The abandonment of these SPAC IPOs, resulted in our recognition of approximately $38.5 million of deferred offering costs against $38 million in non-controlling interest and $0.5 million in the other expenses in our Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations.