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Direct Selling Acquisition Corp. - DSAQ

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SPAC Stats

Market Cap: 229.5M
Average Volume: 319.9K
52W Range: $9.78 - $10.00
Weekly %: +0.40%
Monthly %: +0.00%
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Target: Searching
Days Since IPO: 66
Unit composition:
Each unit has an offering price of $10.00 and consists of one share of Class A common stock and one-half of one redeemable warrant
Trust Size: 20000000.0M

Management

Officers, Directors and Director Nominees.” Our officers and directors presently have, and any of them in the future may have additional, fiduciary or contractual obligations to other entities and, accordingly, may have conflicts of interest in determining to which entity a particular business opportunity should be presented. Following the completion of this offering and until we consummate our initial business combination, we intend to engage in the business of identifying and combining with one or more businesses. A number of our officers 62 Table of Contents and directors presently have, and any of them in the future may have, additional fiduciary or contractual obligations to other entities pursuant to which such officer or director is or will be required to present a business combination opportunity to such entity. Accordingly, they may have conflicts of interest in determining to which entity a particular business opportunity should be presented. These conflicts may not be resolved in our favor and a potential target business may be presented to another entity prior to its presentation to us. Our amended and restated certificate of incorporation will provide that we renounce our interest in any corporate opportunity offered to any director or officer unless such opportunity is expressly offered to such person solely in his or her capacity as a director or officer of the company and such opportunity is one we are legally and contractually permitted to undertake and would otherwise be reasonable for us to pursue, and to the extent the director or officer is permitted to refer that opportunity to us without violating another legal obligation. However, we do not believe that any such potential conflicts would materially affect our ability to complete our initial business combination. In addition, our sponsor and our officers and directors may sponsor or form other special purpose acquisition companies similar to ours or may pursue other business or investment ventures during the period in which we are seeking an initial business combination. Any such companies, businesses or investments may present additional conflicts of interest in pursuing an initial business combination. However, we do not believe that any such potential conflicts would materially affect our ability to complete our initial business combination because our management team has significant experience in identifying and executing multiple acquisition opportunities simultaneously, and as we believe there are a number of potential opportunities within the industries and geographies of our primary focus. For a complete discussion of our executive officers’ and directors’ business affiliations and the potential conflicts of interest that you should be aware of, please see “Management — Officers, Directors and Director Nominees,” “Management — Conflicts of Interest” and “Certain Relationships and Related Party Transactions.” Our executive officers, directors, security holders and their respective affiliates may have competitive pecuniary interests that conflict with our interests. We have not adopted a policy that expressly prohibits our directors, executive officers, security holders or affiliates from having a direct or indirect pecuniary or financial interest in any investment to be acquired or disposed of by us or in any transaction to which we are a party or have an interest. In fact, we may enter into a business combination with a target business that is affiliated with our sponsor, our directors or executive officers, although we do not intend to do so. Nor do we have a policy that expressly prohibits any such persons from engaging for their own account in business activities of the types conducted by us. Accordingly, such persons or entities may have a conflict between their interests and ours. The personal and financial interests of our directors and officers may influence their motivation in timely identifying and selecting a target business and completing a business combination. Consequently, our directors’ and officers’ discretion in identifying and selecting a suitable target business may result in a conflict of interest when determining whether the terms, conditions and timing of a particular business combination are appropriate and in our stockholders’ best interest. If this were the case, it would be a breach of their fiduciary duties to us as a matter of Delaware law and we or our stockholders might have a claim against such individuals for infringing on our stockholders’ rights. However, we might not ultimately be successful in any claim we may make against them for such reason. Changes in the market for directors’ and officers’ liability insurance could make it more difficult and more expensive for us to negotiate and complete an initial business combination. In recent months, the market for directors’ and officers’ liability insurance for special purpose acquisition companies has changed. Fewer insurance companies are offering quotes for directors and officers liability coverage, the premiums charged for such policies have generally increased and the terms of such policies have generally become less favorable. There can be no assurance that these trends will not continue. 63 Table of Contents The increased cost and decreased availability of directors’ and officers’ liability insurance could make it more difficult and more expensive for us to negotiate an initial business combination. In order to obtain directors and officers liability insurance or modify its coverage as a result of becoming a public company, the post-business combination entity might need to incur greater expense, accept less favorable terms or both. However, any failure to obtain adequate directors and officers liability insurance could have an adverse impact on the post-business combination’s ability to attract and retain qualified officers and directors. In addition, even after we were to complete an initial business combination, our directors and officers could still be subject to potential liability from claims arising from conduct alleged to have occurred prior to the initial business combination. As a result, in order to protect our directors and officers, the post-business combination entity may need to purchase additional insurance with respect to any such claims (“run-off insurance”). The need for run-off insurance would be an added expense for the post-business combination entity, and could interfere with or frustrate our ability to consummate an initial business combination on terms favorable to our investors. We may engage in a business combination with one or more target businesses that have relationships with entities that may be affiliated with our sponsor, executive officers, directors or existing holders which may raise potential conflicts of interest. In light of the involvement of our sponsor, executive officers and directors with other entities, we may decide to acquire one or more businesses affiliated with our sponsor, executive officers, directors or existing holders. Our directors also serve as officers and board members for other entities, including, without limitation, those described under “Management — Conflicts of Interest.” Such entities may compete with us for business combination opportunities. Our sponsor, executive officers and directors are not currently aware of any specific opportunities for us to complete our initial business combination with any entities with which they are affiliated, and there have been no substantive discussions concerning a business combination with any such entity or entities. Although we will not be specifically focusing on, or targeting, any transaction with any affiliated entities, we would pursue such a transaction if we determined that such affiliated entity met our criteria for a business combination as set forth in “Proposed Business — Evaluation of a Target Business and Structuring of Our Initial Business Combination” and such transaction was approved by a majority of our independent and disinterested directors. Despite our agreement to obtain an opinion from an independent investment banking firm which is a member of FINRA or a valuation or appraisal firm regarding the fairness to our company from a financial point of view of a business combination with one or more domestic or international businesses affiliated with our sponsor, executive officers, directors or existing holders, potential conflicts of interest still may exist and, as a result, the terms of the business combination may not be as advantageous to our public stockholders as they would be absent any conflicts of interest. Since our sponsor, executive officers and directors will lose their entire investment in us if our initial business combination is not completed (other than with respect to public shares they may acquire during or after this offering), a conflict of interest may arise in determining whether a particular business combination target is appropriate for our initial business combination. On June 7, 2021, our sponsor paid an aggregate of $25,000 to purchase 5,750,000 founder shares, or approximately $0.004 per share. Prior to the initial investment in the company of $25,000 by the sponsor, the company had no assets, tangible or intangible. The purchase price of the founder shares was determined by dividing the amount of cash contributed to the company by the number of founder shares issued. The number of founder shares outstanding was determined based on the expectation that the total size of this offering would be a maximum of 23,000,000 units if the underwriters’ over-allotment option is exercised in full, and therefore that such founder shares would represent 20% of the outstanding shares after this offering. Up to 750,000 of the founder shares will be forfeited depending on the extent to which the underwriters’ over-allotment is exercised. The founder shares will be worthless if we do not complete an initial business combination. In addition, our sponsor has committed to purchase an aggregate of 10,500,000 private placement warrants (or 11,700,000 64 Table of Contents warrants if the underwriters’ over-allotment option is exercised in full), each exercisable for one share of Class A common stock at $11.50 per share, for an aggregate purchase price of $10,500,000 (or $11,700,000 if the underwriters’ over-allotment option is exercised in full), or $1.00 per warrant, that will also be worthless if we do not complete our initial business combination. The personal and financial interests of our executive officers and directors may influence their motivation in identifying and selecting a target business combination, completing an initial business combination and influencing the operation of the business following the initial business combination. This risk may become more acute as the date that is 18 months from the closing of this offering (or 21 months from the closing of this offering if we extend the time to complete a business combination as described in this prospectus) nears, which is the deadline for our completion of an initial business combination. Members of our management team and board of directors have significant experience as founders, board members, officers, executives or employees of other companies. As a result, certain of those persons may have been, may be or may become involved in proceedings, investigations and litigation relating to the business affairs of the companies with which they were, are or may be in the future be affiliated. The defense of these matters could be time-consuming and could divert our management’s attention, which could have an adverse effect on us and impede our ability to consummate an initial business combination. During the course of their careers, members of our management team and board of directors have had significant experience as founders, board members, officers, executives or employees of other companies. As a result of their involvement and positions in these companies, certain of those persons may have been, may now be, or may in the future become involved in litigation, investigations or other proceedings relating to the business affairs of such companies, transactions entered into by such companies or otherwise. Any such litigation, investigations or other proceedings may divert the attention and resources of the members of both our management team and our board of directors away from identifying and selecting a target business or businesses for our initial business combination and may negatively affect our reputation, which may impede our ability to complete an initial business combination. Risks Relating to our Securities You will not have any rights or interests in funds from the trust account, except under certain limited circumstances. Therefore, to liquidate your investment, you may be forced to sell your public shares or warrants, potentially at a loss. Our public stockholders will be entitled to receive funds from the trust account only upon the earlier to occur of: (i) our completion of an initial business combination, and then only in connection with those shares of Class A common stock that such stockholder properly elected to redeem, subject to the limitations described herein, (ii) the redemption of any public shares properly tendered in connection with a stockholder vote to amend our amended and restated certificate of incorporation to modify the substance or timing of our obligation to redeem 100% of our public shares if we do not complete our initial business combination within 18 months from the closing of this offering (or 21 months from the closing of this offering if we extend the time to complete a business combination as described in this prospectus) or during any Extension Period or with respect to any other material provisions relating to stockholders’ rights or pre-initial business combination activity, and (iii) the redemption of our public shares if we are unable to complete an initial business combination within 18 months from the closing of this offering (or 21 months from the closing of this offering if we extend the time to complete a business combination as described in this prospectus), subject to applicable law and as further described herein. In addition, if our plan to redeem our public shares if we are unable to complete an initial business combination within 18 months from the closing of this offering is not completed for any reason, compliance with Delaware law may require that we submit a plan of dissolution to our then-existing stockholders for approval prior to the distribution of the proceeds held in our trust account. In that case, public stockholders may be forced to wait beyond 18 months from the closing of this offering (or 21 months from the closing of this offering if we extend the time to complete a business combination as described in this prospectus) before they receive funds from our trust account. In no other circumstances will a public stockholder have any right or interest of any kind in the 65 Table of Contents trust account. Holders of warrants will not have any right to the proceeds held in the trust account with respect to the warrants. Accordingly, to liquidate your investment, you may be forced to sell your public shares or warrants, potentially at a loss. Once initially listed, the NYSE may subsequently delist our securities from its exchange, which could limit investors’ ability to make transactions in our securities and subject us to additional trading restrictions. We have applied to have our units listed on the NYSE on or promptly after the date of this prospectus and our Class A common stock and warrants on or promptly after their date of separation. We cannot guarantee that our securities will be approved for listing on the NYSE. Although after giving effect to this offering we expect to meet, on a pro forma basis, the minimum initial listing standards set forth in the NYSE’s listing standards, we cannot assure you that our securities will be, or will continue to be, listed on the NYSE in the future or prior to our initial business combination. In order to continue listing our securities on the NYSE prior to our initial business combination, we must maintain certain financial, distribution and share price levels. Generally, we must maintain a minimum average global market capitalization and a minimum number of holders of our securities. Additionally, in connection with our initial business combination, we will be required to demonstrate compliance with the NYSE’s initial listing requirements, which are more rigorous than the NYSE’s continued listing requirements, in order to continue to maintain the listing of our securities on the NYSE. For instance, our share price would generally be required to be at least $4.00 per share, our global market capitalization would be required to be at least $150 million, the aggregate market value of our publicly-held shares would be required to be at least $40 million and we would be required to have a minimum of 400 round lot holders and 1,100,000 publicly held shares. We cannot assure you that we will be able to meet those initial listing requirements at that time. If the NYSE delists our securities from trading on its exchange and we are not able to list our securities on another national securities exchange, we expect our securities could be quoted on an over-the-counter market. If this were to occur, we could face significant material adverse consequences, including: • a limited availability of market quotations for our securities; • reduced liquidity for our securities; • a determination that our Class A common stock is a “penny stock” which will require brokers trading in our Class A common stock to adhere to more stringent rules and possibly result in a reduced level of trading activity in the secondary trading market for our securities; • a limited amount of news and analyst coverage; and • a decreased ability to issue additional securities or obtain additional financing in the future. The National Securities Markets Improvement Act of 1996, which is a federal statute, prevents or preempts the states from regulating the sale of certain securities, which are referred to as “covered securities.” Because we expect that our units and eventually our Class A common stock and warrants will be listed on the NYSE, our units, Class A common stock and warrants will qualify as covered securities under the statute. Although the states are preempted from regulating the sale of our securities, the federal statute does allow the states to investigate companies if there is a suspicion of fraud, and, if there is a finding of fraudulent activity, then the states can regulate or bar the sale of covered securities in a particular case. While we are not aware of a state having used these powers to prohibit or restrict the sale of securities issued by blank check companies, other than the State of Idaho, certain state securities regulators view blank check companies unfavorably and might use these powers, or threaten to use these powers, to hinder the sale of securities of blank check companies in their states. Further, if we were no longer listed on the NYSE, our securities would not qualify as covered securities under the statute and we would be subject to regulation in each state in which we offer our securities. 66 Table of Contents The securities in which we invest the proceeds held in the trust account could bear a negative rate of interest, which could reduce the interest income available for payment of taxes or reduce the value of the assets held in trust such that the per-share redemption amount received by stockholders may be less than $10.20 per share. The proceeds held in the trust account will be invested only in U.S. government treasury obli

SEC Filings

Form Type Form Description Filing Date Document Link
10-Q FORM 10-Q 2021-11-15 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1871745/000119312521329963/d252382d10q.htm
10-Q/A FORM 10-Q/A 2021-11-15 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1871745/000119312521329654/d225759d10qa.htm
SC 13G FORM SC 13G 2021-11-15 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1871745/000106299321010850/formsc13g.htm
8-K 8-K 2021-11-09 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1871745/000119312521324032/d233271d8k.htm
10-Q FORM 10-Q 2021-11-08 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1871745/000119312521322904/d225759d10q.htm
8-K 8-K 2021-10-04 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1871745/000119312521291134/d235634d8k.htm
8-K 8-K 2021-09-29 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1871745/000119312521286277/d226255d8k.htm
424B4 424B4 2021-09-27 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1871745/000119312521284292/d195320d424b4.htm
EFFECT 2021-09-23 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1871745/999999999521003642/xslEFFECTX01/primary_doc.xml
3 FORM 3 SUBMISSION 2021-09-23 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1871745/000089924321037367/xslF345X02/doc3.xml
3 FORM 3 SUBMISSION 2021-09-23 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1871745/000089924321037366/xslF345X02/doc3.xml
3 FORM 3 SUBMISSION 2021-09-23 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1871745/000089924321037364/xslF345X02/doc3.xml
3 FORM 3 SUBMISSION 2021-09-23 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1871745/000089924321037363/xslF345X02/doc3.xml
3 FORM 3 SUBMISSION 2021-09-23 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1871745/000089924321037362/xslF345X02/doc3.xml
3 FORM 3 SUBMISSION 2021-09-23 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1871745/000089924321037359/xslF345X02/doc3.xml
3 FORM 3 SUBMISSION 2021-09-23 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1871745/000089924321037356/xslF345X02/doc3.xml
3 FORM 3 SUBMISSION 2021-09-23 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1871745/000089924321037355/xslF345X02/doc3.xml
CERT NYSE CERTIFICATION 2021-09-22 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1871745/000087666121001376/DSAQ092221.pdf
8-A12B 8-A12B 2021-09-22 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1871745/000119312521279089/d200239d8a12b.htm
CORRESP 2021-09-21 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1871745/000119312521278332/filename1.htm
CORRESP 2021-09-21 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1871745/000119312521278326/filename1.htm
S-1/A S-1/A 2021-09-16 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1871745/000119312521274838/d195320ds1a.htm
S-1/A S-1/A 2021-08-25 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1871745/000119312521255393/d195320ds1a.htm
S-1 S-1 2021-08-23 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1871745/000119312521253090/d195320ds1.htm
UPLOAD 2021-08-05 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1871745/000000000021009649/filename1.pdf
DRS 2021-07-16 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1871745/000095012321008891/filename1.htm