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Mercato Partners Acquisition Corp - MPRA

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    MPRA Vol: 34.9K

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SPAC Stats

Market Cap: 230.2M
Average Volume: 26.7K
52W Range: $9.60 - $10.50
Weekly %: +0.00%
Monthly %: -0.60%
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Target: Searching
Days Since IPO: 334
Unit composition:
Each unit has an offering price of $10.00 and consists of: one share of our Class A common stock and one-half of one redeemable warrant
Trust Size: 20000000.0M

Management

Officers and Directors Each of our officers and directors presently has, and/or in the future may have, additional, fiduciary or contractual duties or obligations to one or more other entities pursuant to which such officer or director is or will be required to present a business combination opportunity to such entities. Accordingly, if any of our officers or directors becomes aware of a business combination opportunity which is suitable for an entity to which he or she has then-current fiduciary or contractual duties or obligations to present the opportunity to such entity, he or she will honor these duties or obligations to present such business combination opportunity to such entity. We do not believe, however, that these duties or obligations will materially affect our ability to identify and pursue business combination opportunities or to complete our initial business combination. None of our officers or directors has any obligation to present us with any opportunity for a potential business combination of which they become aware, unless presented to the officer or director specifically in his or her capacity as an officer or director of the company and after the officer or director has satisfied his or her contractual and fiduciary obligations to other parties. Any knowledge or presentation of such opportunities may therefore present conflicts of interest. 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 offered to such person solely in his or her capacity as a director or officer of our 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 Sponsor Indemnity Our sponsor has agreed that it will be liable to us if and to the extent any claims by a third party (other than our independent registered public accounting firm) for services rendered or products sold to us, or a prospective 137 Table of Contents target business with which we have discussed entering into a business combination agreement, reduce the amount of funds in the trust account to below: (1) $10.15 per public share; or (2) the actual amount per public share held in the trust account as of the date of the liquidation of the trust account, if less than $10.15 per share due to reductions in the value of the trust assets, in each case, net of taxes payable, except as to any claims by a third party (including such target business) that executed a waiver of any and all rights to the monies held in the trust account (whether any such waiver is enforceable) and except as to any claims under our indemnity or contribution of the underwriter of this offering against certain liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act. We have not independently verified whether our sponsor has sufficient funds to satisfy its indemnity obligations and believe that our sponsor’s only assets are securities of our company and, therefore, our sponsor may not be able to satisfy those obligations. We have not asked our sponsor to reserve for such obligations. Therefore, we cannot assure you that our sponsor would be able to satisfy those obligations. We believe the likelihood of our sponsor having to indemnify the trust account is limited because we will endeavor to have all vendors and prospective target businesses as well as other entities execute agreements with us waiving any right, title, interest or claim of any kind in or to monies held in the trust account. Facilities We currently maintain our executive offices at 2750 E. Cottonwood Parkway, Suite 500, Cottonwood Heights, Utah 84121. We consider our current office space adequate for our current operations. Employees We currently have two officers and do not intend to have any full-time employees prior to the completion of our initial business combination. Members of our management team are not obligated to devote any specific number of hours to our matters but they intend to devote substantially all of their time to our affairs until we have completed our initial business combination. The amount of time that any such person will devote in any time period to our company will vary based on whether a target business has been selected for our initial business combination and the current stage of the business combination process. Periodic Reporting and Financial Information On or prior to the date of this prospectus, we will file a registration statement on Form 8-A covering our units, Class A common stock and public warrants with the SEC to voluntarily register those securities under Section 12 of the Exchange Act and, accordingly, will have various reporting obligations, including the requirement that we file annual, quarterly and current reports with the SEC. In accordance with the requirements of the Exchange Act, our annual reports will contain financial statements audited and reported on by our independent registered public accounting firm. We have no current intention of filing a Form 15 to suspend our reporting or other obligations under the Exchange Act prior or subsequent to the consummation of our initial business combination. We will provide stockholders with audited financial statements of the prospective target business as part of the tender offer materials or proxy solicitation materials sent to stockholders to assist them in assessing the target business. These financial statements may be required to be prepared in accordance with, or be reconciled to, GAAP or IFRS, depending on the circumstances and the historical financial statements may be required to be audited in accordance with the PCAOB. These financial statement requirements may limit the pool of potential target businesses we may acquire because some targets may be unable to provide such financial statements in time for us to disclose such financial statements in accordance with federal proxy rules and complete our initial business combination within 15 months from the closing of this offering or the Extension Period. We cannot assure you that any particular target business identified by us as a potential business combination candidate will have financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP or IFRS or that the potential target business will be able to prepare its financial statements in accordance with the requirements outlined above. To the extent that these requirements cannot be met, we may not be able to acquire the proposed target business. While this may 138 Table of Contents limit the pool of potential business combination candidates, we do not believe that this limitation will be material. We will be required to evaluate our internal control procedures for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2021 as required by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Only in the event we are deemed to be a large accelerated filer or an accelerated filer and no longer an emerging growth company will we be required to have our internal control procedures audited. A target business may not be in compliance with the provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act regarding adequacy of their internal controls. The development of the internal controls of any such entity to achieve compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act may increase the time and costs necessary to complete any such acquisition. We are an “emerging growth company,” as defined in Section 2(a) of the Securities Act, as modified by the JOBS Act. As such, we are eligible to take advantage of certain exemptions from various reporting requirements that are applicable to other public companies that are not “emerging growth companies,” including, but not limited to, not being required to comply with the auditor attestation requirements of Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, reduced disclosure obligations regarding executive compensation in our periodic reports and proxy statements, and exemptions from the requirements of holding a non-binding advisory vote on executive compensation and stockholder approval of any golden parachute payments not previously approved. If some investors find our securities less attractive as a result, there may be a less active trading market for our securities and the prices of our securities may be more volatile. In addition, Section 107 of the JOBS Act also provides that an “emerging growth company” can take advantage of the extended transition period provided in Section 7(a)(2)(B) of the Securities Act for complying with new or revised accounting standards. In other words, an “emerging growth company” can delay the adoption of certain accounting standards until those standards would otherwise apply to private companies. We intend to take advantage of the benefits of this extended transition period. We will remain an emerging growth company until the earlier of: (1) the last day of the fiscal year (a) following the fifth anniversary of the completion of this offering, (b) in which we have total annual gross revenue of at least $1.07 billion, or (c) in which we are deemed to be a large accelerated filer, which means the market value of our common stock that is held by non-affiliates equals or exceeds $700 million as of the end of the prior fiscal year’s second fiscal quarter; and (2) the date on which we have issued more than $1.00 billion in non-convertible debt during the prior three-year period. References herein to “emerging growth company” shall have the meaning associated with it in the JOBS Act. Additionally, we are a “smaller reporting company” as defined in Item 10(f)(1) of Regulation S-K. Smaller reporting companies may take advantage of certain reduced disclosure obligations, including, among other things, providing only two years of audited financial statements. We will remain a smaller reporting company until the last day of the fiscal year in which (1) the market value of our common stock held by non-affiliates equals or exceeds $250 million as of the end of that year’s second fiscal quarter and (2) our annual revenues equaled or exceeded $100 million during such completed fiscal year or the market value of our common stock held by non-affiliates equals or exceeds $700 million as of the end of that year’s second fiscal quarter. Legal Proceedings There is no material litigation, arbitration or governmental proceeding currently pending against us or any members of our management team in their capacity as such, and we and the members of our management team have not been subject to any such proceeding in the 12 months preceding the date of this prospectus. 139 Table of Contents MANAGEMENT Directors and Executive Officers Our directors and executive officers are as follows: Name Age Title Greg Warnock 61 Chief Executive Officer and Chair of the Board Scott Klossner 64 Chief Financial Officer and Secretary Greg Butterfield 61 Director Joshua James 47 Director Michael Rosen 60 Director Greg Warnock, Ph.D., has served as our Chief Executive Officer and Chair of our board of directors since our inception. Dr. Warnock brings public company experience, private equity investment, fund management and operational experience as well as his association with Mercato, where he serves as co-founder and managing director. His operating experience spans technology, consumer and biotechnology businesses. Dr. Warnock has sourced 32 Traverse investments and 14 other investments through his Mercato Partners practice, including Skullcandy, Fusion-io, Inc., Cradlepoint, Inc. and Galileo, Inc., and currently serves on the board of Stance Inc., a privately held branded consumer goods company. Prior to Mercato, Dr. Warnock was a co-founder of vSpring Capital, a regional investment firm targeting both early and growth-stage companies. As lead managing director, he assembled the team, secured a Small Business Investment Company license, developed and documented the investment practice and oversaw the administration of the firm. He led the investment committee and participated in over 50 financings in 32 companies. Previously, as an individual investor, Dr. Warnock financed over 30 small businesses, was principal in more than 20 merger and acquisition transactions and launched and operated several businesses. Including a handful of other investment firms and practices, his investing experience has funded and benefited over 150 different companies. Dr. Warnock received a B.S. in Computer Science and a Master of Human Resource Management from the University of Utah. Dr. Warnock completed a Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship and Venture Finance at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business. We believe Dr. Warnock is well qualified to serve on our board of directors due to his significant investment experience. Scott Klossner has served as our Chief Financial Officer and Secretary since our inception, managing the financial and accounting functions of the company. Mr. Klossner brings over 35 years of financial and operational experience to the team. His experience spans public offerings, private placements, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, mergers and acquisitions, institutional negotiations, strategic growth and planning, productivity enhancement and team building. He previously served as chief financial officer of Kount Inc., an industry-leading digital fraud protection software-as-a-service company, which was recently acquired by Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX) in February 2021. Prior to Kount, Mr. Klossner served as chief financial officer for several fast-growth companies, including online retailer Backcountry.com, which was acquired in 2007 by Liberty Media Corporation (NASDAQ: LSXMB) for $120 million. During his tenure at Backcountry.com, the company’s revenue grew from $27 million in 2005 to over $325 million in 2012. Mr. Klossner received his B.S. in finance from the University of Utah and an MBA from the University of Southern California. Greg Butterfield has agreed to serve on our board of directors. He currently serves as the chairman, chief executive officer and co-founder of Lumio, Inc., a U.S. residential solar provider. Mr. Butterfield brings over 25 years of executive and investment experience to our team. Mr. Butterfield is the founder and current managing partner of SageCreek Partners LLC, and he also serves on the board of directors of Focus Universal, Inc. and Venafi, Inc, in which Thoma Bravo completed a majority investment to drive Venafi’s valuation to $1.15 billion. Prior to SageCreek, he fulfilled multiple executive level operating positions in technology related businesses taking two companies public as chief executive officer (Altiris and Vivint Solar). Vivint Solar was valued at $1.6 billion at its initial public offering in 2014, and Altritis was acquired by Symantec (now NortonLifeLock Inc. (NASDAQ: NLOK)) for $830 million in 2007. After joining Altiris in February 2000, Mr. Butterfield guided the company to eight consecutive years of revenue growth and profitability. In Mr. Butterfield’s first year with 140 Table of Contents Altiris, annual revenues were $3 million; in 2007, annual revenues exceeded $300 million. During his time at Altiris, he assisted with the successful initial public offering in 2002 and was a driving force behind eleven acquisitions. Mr. Butterfield was inducted into the Utah Technology Hall of Fame in 2009 and was invited to the 2006 and 2007 World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer. He was also the winner of the 2002 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award and served as the chairman of the board of the Utah Information Technology Association from 2003 to 2005. Mr. Butterfield spent several years as Board of Trustee member for Utah Valley University and Chairman of UVU Board of trustees. Mr. Butterfield received a B.S. in business administration, finance from Brigham Young University. We believe Mr. Butterfield is well qualified to serve on our board of directors due to his extensive corporate finance and management experience. Joshua James has agreed to serve on our board of directors. Mr. James adds over 25 years of public and private company operating experience having served as founder and chief executive officer of both Domo, Inc. (NASDAQ: DOMO), a software-as-a-service company, and Omniture, Inc., an online marketing and web analytics business. Before founding Domo in 2010, Mr. James was the chief executive officer of Omniture, which he co-founded in 1996 and took public in 2006. In 2009, Mr. James led Omniture through its $1.8 billion sale to Adobe. Mr. James has served on the board of directors of various privately held and public companies. He founded Silicon Slopes, an initiative with the mission to promote the interests of Utah’s high-tech industry and is a board member of Parity.org where he was a co-founder of the Parity Pledge initiative. Mr. James attended Brigham Young University for three and a half years and studied entrepreneurship. We believe Mr. James is well qualified to serve on our board of directors due to his significant management and technology industry experience. Michael Rosen has agreed to serve on our board of directors. Mr. Rosen brings over 35 years of investment, fund management and restaurant operational experience to our board. He currently serves as the co-chairman, chief executive officer and co-founder of Context Capital Management, LLC, an SEC registered investment advisory company with $730 million in assets under management that specializes in capital structure arbitrage. Mr. Rosen is also the owner of the San Diego-based restaurants Juniper and Ivy and the Crack Shack. Previously, Mr. Rosen was the co-principal owner of Rochester Capital Advisors, LP and FMC, Inc., the two investment advisers to The Rochester Funds, a mutual fund company specializing in the management of convertible securities and high-yield municipal bonds. From 1996 to 2000, Mr. Rosen served as a Portfolio Manager and President of the Rochester Division of OppenheimerFunds, Inc. BusinessWeek named Mr. Rosen the “Best Bond Fund Manager” in 1992. Mr. Rosen has served on the board of a variety of organizations including on the Board of Trustees for the University of Rochester, Entravision, Global Locate, Inc., Danskin, Inc. and Palmer R. Chitester Fund. He received a B.A. in Economics and an MBA in Finance and Marketing from the University of Rochester in 1981 and 1983, respectively. Mr. Rosen is also a Chartered Financial Analyst. We believe Mr. Rosen is well qualified to serve on our board of directors due to his extensive advisory, transactional and principal investment experience. Number and Terms of Office of Officers and Directors Upon the effectiveness of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part, we expect that our board of directors will consist of four members. Holders of our founder shares will have the right to elect all of our directors prior to consummation of our initial business combination and holders of our public shares will not have the right to vote on the election of directors during such time. In addition, prior to the completion of an initial business combination, holders of a majority of our founder shares may remove a member of the board of directors for any reason. These provisions of our amended and restated certificate of incorporation may only be amended if approved by the holders of a majority of our Class B common stock. Approval of our initial business combination will require the affirmative vote of a majority of our board directors. The term of office of our initial directors will expire at our first annual meeting of stockholders. We may not hold an annual meeting of stockholders until after we consummate our initial business combination. Any vacancy on our board of directors, including

SEC Filings

Form Type Form Description Filing Date Document Link
10-Q 10-Q 2022-08-12 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1853436/000119312522218887/d345986d10q.htm
4 FORM 4 SUBMISSION 2022-08-04 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1853436/000089924322027670/xslF345X03/doc4.xml
8-K 8-K 2022-07-29 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1853436/000119312522206627/d332804d8k.htm
8-K 8-K 2022-07-22 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1853436/000119312522200033/d791156d8k.htm
10-Q FORM 10-Q 2022-05-16 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1853436/000119312522151807/d289606d10q.htm
10-K 10-K 2022-04-15 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1853436/000119312522106785/d323255d10k.htm
NT 10-K NT 10-K 2022-03-31 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1853436/000119312522091730/d323255dnt10k.htm
SC 13G SC 13G 2022-02-14 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1853436/000119312522039938/d189741dsc13g.htm
SC 13G/A MERCATO PARTNERS ACQUISITION CORP 2022-02-14 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1853436/000110465922021317/tm224861d16_sc13ga.htm
SC 13G 2022-02-11 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1853436/000135755022000079/mpra13g31dec2021.htm
SC 13G/A MERCATO PARTNERS ACQUISITION CORPORATION 2022-02-03 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1853436/000090266422001033/p22-0587sc13ga.htm
8-K 8-K 2021-12-23 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1853436/000119312521366226/d265914d8k.htm
4 FORM 4 SUBMISSION 2021-11-23 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1853436/000089924321045795/xslF345X03/doc4.xml
8-K 8-K 2021-11-23 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1853436/000119312521338559/d219829d8k.htm
SC 13G MERCATO PARTNERS ACQUISITION CORP 2021-11-18 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1853436/000110465921141179/tm2133418d2_sc13g.htm
SC 13G MERCATO PARTNERS ACQUISITION CORPORATION 2021-11-18 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1853436/000090266421005042/p21-2563sc13g.htm
SC 13G SC 13G 2021-11-16 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1853436/000110465921139928/tm2133077d1_sc13g.htm
8-K 8-K 2021-11-16 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1853436/000119312521330774/d261179d8k.htm
SC 13G FORM SC 13G 2021-11-12 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1853436/000106299321010746/formsc13g.htm
4 FORM 4 SUBMISSION 2021-11-08 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1853436/000089924321043515/xslF345X03/doc4.xml
8-K 8-K 2021-11-08 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1853436/000119312521323125/d153216d8k.htm
424B4 424B4 2021-11-05 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1853436/000119312521320576/d138747d424b4.htm
EFFECT 2021-11-03 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1853436/999999999521004177/xslEFFECTX01/primary_doc.xml
3 FORM 3 SUBMISSION 2021-11-03 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1853436/000089924321042861/xslF345X02/doc3.xml
3 FORM 3 SUBMISSION 2021-11-03 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1853436/000089924321042860/xslF345X02/doc3.xml
3 FORM 3 SUBMISSION 2021-11-03 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1853436/000089924321042859/xslF345X02/doc3.xml
3 FORM 3 SUBMISSION 2021-11-03 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1853436/000089924321042850/xslF345X02/doc3.xml
3 FORM 3 SUBMISSION 2021-11-03 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1853436/000089924321042843/xslF345X02/doc3.xml
CERT 2021-11-03 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1853436/000135445721001283/8-ACert_MPRA.pdf
8-A12B 8-A12B 2021-11-03 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1853436/000119312521318285/d231357d8a12b.htm
S-1 S-1 2021-10-13 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1853436/000119312521297892/d138747ds1.htm
DRS/A 2021-06-11 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1853436/000095012321007805/filename1.htm
DRS 2021-04-05 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1853436/000095012321004205/filename1.htm