Fair Value Measurements
|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2021
|Fair Value Disclosures [Abstract]|
|Fair Value Measurements||
9—Fair Value Measurements
The Company follows the guidance in ASC 820 for its financial assets and liabilities that arere-measured and reported at fair value at each reporting period, and
non-financialassets and liabilities that are
re-measuredand reported at fair value at least annually. Fair value is defined as the price that would be received for sale of an asset or paid for transfer of a liability, in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. GAAP establishes a three-tier fair value hierarchy, which prioritizes the inputs used in measuring fair value. The hierarchy gives the highest priority to unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities (Level 1 measurements) and the lowest priority to unobservable inputs (Level 3 measurements). These tiers include:
185 days or less. The fair value for trading securities is determined using quoted market prices in active markets.
In some circumstances, the inputs used to measure fair value might be categorized within different levels of the fair value hierarchy. In those instances, the fair value measurement is categorized in its entirety in the fair value hierarchy based on the lowest level input that is significant to the fair value measurement. The Company’s portfolio of investments held in the Trust Account is comprised mainly of investments in U.S. government securities with an original maturity of
The following table presents information about the Company’s assets and liabilities that are measured at fair value on a recurring basis as of September 30, 2021 and indicates the fair value hierarchy of the valuation techniques that the Company utilized to determine such fair value.
The following table presents information about the Company’s assets and liabilities that are measured at fair value on a recurring basis as of December 31, 2020 and indicates the fair value hierarchy of the valuation techniques that the Company utilized to determine such fair value.
Transfers to/from Levels 1, 2, and 3 are recognized at the end of the reporting period. The Public Warrants began to trade on January 11, 2021, and were moved from Level 3 to Level 1. The Private Warrants do not trade; however, as of the commencement of trading of the Public Warrants, the price of the Public Warrants has been used to determine the valuation of the Private Warrants, which moved from Level 3 to Level 2. The Public Warrants and the Private Warrants have substantially similar terms.
Level 1 instruments further include investments in money market funds and U.S. Treasury securities. The Company uses inputs such as actual trade data, benchmark yields, quoted market prices from dealers or brokers, and other similar sources to determine the fair value of its investments.
Derivative Warrant Liabilities
The warrants are accounted for as liabilities in accordance with ASC
815-40and are presented within derivative warrant liabilities on the Company’s balance sheet. The derivative warrant liabilities are measured at fair value at inception and on a recurring basis, with any subsequent changes in fair value presented within change in fair value of derivative warrant liabilities in the Company’s statement of operations.
The fair value of the Public Warrants issued in connection with the Public Offering and Private Placement Warrants were measured at fair value using a Monte Carlo simulation model both at issuance and as of December 31, 2020. The Public Warrants began to trade on January 11, 2021; subsequently, the Public Warrants have been measured at their trading price and the Private Warrants have been measured with respect to the Public Warrants. For the three ended September 30, 2021 the Company recognized a loss to the statement of operations resulting from a decrease in the fair value of liabilities of approximately $5.0 million presented as change in fair value of derivative warrant liabilities on the accompanying unaudited condensed statement of operations. . For the nine months ended September 30, 2021, the Company recognized a gain to the statement of operations resulting from a decrease in the fair value of liabilities of approximately $3.4 million on the accompanying unaudited condensed statement of
Prior to the separation and trading of the Public Warrants, the estimated fair values of both the Public Warrants and the Private Placement Warrants were determined using Level 3 inputs. Inherent in a Monte Carlo simulation are assumptions related to expected share-price volatility, expected life, risk-free interest rate and dividend yield. The Company estimates the volatility of its ordinary shares based on implied volatility from historical volatility of select peer company’s ordinary shares that matches the expected remaining life of the warrants. The risk-free interest rate is based on the U.S. Treasury zero-coupon yield curve on the grant date for a maturity similar to the expected remaining life of the warrants. The expected life of the warrants is assumed to be equivalent to their remaining contractual term. The dividend rate is based on the historical rate, which the Company anticipates remaining at zero.
The following table provides quantitative information regarding Level 3 fair value measurements as of December 31, 2020:
Warrants are measured at fair value on a recurring basis. The Public Warrants began trading on January 11, 2021, and quoted market prices were used for the Level 1 fair value measurement of the Public Warrants as of September 30, 2021. The Private Warrants are not publicly traded. The subsequent measurement of the Public Warrants as of September 30, 2021 is classified as Level 1 due to the use of an observable market quote in an active market. As the transfer of Private Placement Warrants to anyone who is not a permitted transferee would result in the Private Placement Warrants having substantially the same terms as the Public Warrants, the company determined that the fair value of each Private Placement Warrant is equivalent to that of each public warrant. As such, the Private Placement Warrants are classified as Level 2.
The following table presents a roll-forward of the fair value of Level 3 (significant unobservable inputs) liabilities for the nine months ended September 30, 2021:
The entire disclosure for the fair value of financial instruments (as defined), including financial assets and financial liabilities (collectively, as defined), and the measurements of those instruments as well as disclosures related to the fair value of non-financial assets and liabilities. Such disclosures about the financial instruments, assets, and liabilities would include: (1) the fair value of the required items together with their carrying amounts (as appropriate); (2) for items for which it is not practicable to estimate fair value, disclosure would include: (a) information pertinent to estimating fair value (including, carrying amount, effective interest rate, and maturity, and (b) the reasons why it is not practicable to estimate fair value; (3) significant concentrations of credit risk including: (a) information about the activity, region, or economic characteristics identifying a concentration, (b) the maximum amount of loss the entity is exposed to based on the gross fair value of the related item, (c) policy for requiring collateral or other security and information as to accessing such collateral or security, and (d) the nature and brief description of such collateral or security; (4) quantitative information about market risks and how such risks are managed; (5) for items measured on both a recurring and nonrecurring basis information regarding the inputs used to develop the fair value measurement; and (6) for items presented in the financial statement for which fair value measurement is elected: (a) information necessary to understand the reasons for the election, (b) discussion of the effect of fair value changes on earnings, (c) a description of [similar groups] items for which the election is made and the relation thereof to the balance sheet, the aggregate carrying value of items included in the balance sheet that are not eligible for the election; (7) all other required (as defined) and desired information.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/disclosureRef