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Deferred Offering Costs - SPACs

Deferred Offering Costs - SPACs
3 Months Ended
Nov. 30, 2022
Noncontrolling Interest [Abstract]  
Deferred Offering Costs - SPACs Deferred Offering Costs - SPACs
During the fiscal year ending August 31, 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 non-controlling interest. The non-controlling interest is recorded on the condensed balance sheets and the statements of stockholders' deficit.

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 consolidated subsidiaries. As of November 30, 2022. there were no deferred offering costs.

The non-controlling interest – deferred offering costs represents the estimated value of the portion of the Company's Founder Shares in each of the following SPACs that we received as a result of the Company's 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 per share. 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 the Company's 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, 2022. No offering costs were incurred for TechStackery, Vital, or Firemark as of November 30, 2022, as these company's registration statements were withdrawn.
As discussed in Note 4, Special Purpose Acquisition Company ("SPAC") Sponsorship, the registration statements on Form S-1 previously filed with the SEC relating to three of its Sponsored SPACs — Vital, TechStackery, and Firemark have been withdrawn. 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 the condensed consolidated statements of operations.