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FTAC PARNASSUS ACQUISITION CORP.

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FTAC PARNASSUS ACQUISITION : Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations. (form 10-Q)

06/09/2021 | 04:33pm EST

References to the "Company," "FTAC Parnassus Acquisition Corp.," "FTAC Parnassus," "our," "us" or "we" refer to FTAC Parnassus Acquisition Corp. The following discussion and analysis of the Company's financial condition and results of operations should be read in conjunction with the unaudited interim condensed financial statements and the notes thereto contained elsewhere in this report. Certain information contained in the discussion and analysis set forth below includes forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Exchange Act. We have based these forward-looking statements on our current expectations and projections about future events. These forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and assumptions about us that may cause our actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as "may," "should," "could," "would," "expect," "plan," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "continue," or the negative of such terms or other similar expressions. Factors that might cause or contribute to such a discrepancy include, but are not limited to, those described in our other SEC filings.



Overview


We are a blank check company incorporated in Delaware on December 18, 2020. We were formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses (the "Business Combination"). We are an emerging growth company and, as such, we are subject to all of the risks associated with emerging growth companies.

Our sponsors are FTAC Parnassus Sponsor, LLC, and FTAC Parnassus Advisors, LLC, each a Delaware limited liability company (collectively, the "Sponsor"). The registration statement for our Initial Public Offering was declared effective on March 11, 2021. On March 16, 2021, we consummated our Initial Public Offering of 25,000,000 units (the "Units" and, with respect to the Class A common stock included in the Units offered, the "Public Shares"), including the issuance of 3,000,000 additional Units as a result of the underwriter's partial exercise of its over-allotment option (the "Over-Allotment Units"), at $10.00 per Unit, generating gross proceeds of $250.0 million, and incurring offering costs of approximately $15.5 million, of which $10.6 million was for deferred underwriting commissions.

Simultaneously with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, we consummated the private placement ("Private Placement") of 690,000 units (each, a "Private Placement Unit" and collectively, the "Private Placement Units"), at a price of $10.00 per Private Placement Unit, generating gross proceeds of $6.9 million. The Private Placement Units were purchased by Millennium Management LLC ("Millennium") (345,000 Units) and one of the Company's Sponsors, FTAC Parnassus Sponsor, LLC (345,000 Units).

Upon the closing of the Initial Public Offering and the Private Placement, $250.0 million ($10.00 per Unit) of the net proceeds of the Initial Public Offering and certain of the proceeds of the Private Placement were placed in a trust account ("Trust Account") and invested in U.S. government securities, within the meaning set forth in Section 2(a)(16) of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the "Investment Company Act"), with a maturity of 185 days or less, or in money market funds meeting certain conditions under Rule 2a-7 of the Investment Company Act and that invest only in direct U.S. government obligations, until the earlier of: (i) the consummation of a Business Combination; (ii) the redemption of any Public Shares 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 its Public Shares if it does not complete an initial Business Combination within 24 months from the consummation of the Initial Public Offering, or March 16, 2023 (the "Combination Period"); or (iii) the distribution of the Trust Account, as described below, except that interest earned on the Trust Account can be released to pay our tax obligations, if we are unable to complete an initial Business Combination within the Combination Period or upon any earlier liquidation.



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Our management has broad discretion with respect to the specific application of the net proceeds of the Initial Public Offering and the sale of the Private Placement Units, although substantially all of the net proceeds are intended to be applied generally toward consummating a Business Combination. There is no assurance that the Company will be able to successfully effect a Business Combination. Nasdaq rules provide that we must complete a Business Combination with one or more target businesses that together have an aggregate fair market value of at least 80% of the assets held in the Trust Account (excluding the deferred underwriting commissions and taxes payable on interest earned on the Trust Account) at the time of signing a definitive agreement in connection with a Business Combination. We will only complete a Business Combination if the post-transaction company owns or acquires 50% or more of the outstanding voting securities of the target or otherwise acquires a controlling interest in the target sufficient for it not to be required to register as an investment company under the Investment Company Act.

If we are unable to consummate a Business Combination within the Combination Period, we will (i) cease all operations except for the purposes of winding up; (ii) as promptly as reasonably possible but not more than ten business days thereafter, redeem the Public Shares, at a per-share price, payable in cash, equal to the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account, including any interest earned on the Trust Account not previously released to us to pay its tax obligations and up to $100,000 of interest to pay dissolution expenses, divided by the number of then outstanding Public Shares, which redemption will completely extinguish public stockholders' rights as stockholders (including the right to receive further liquidating distributions, if any), subject to applicable law, and; (iii) as promptly as reasonably possible following such redemption, subject to the approval of our remaining stockholders and our board of directors, dissolve and liquidate, subject in each case to our obligations under Delaware law to provide for claims of creditors and the requirements of other applicable law. There will be no redemption rights or liquidating distributions with respect to our warrants, which will expire worthless if we fail to complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

As of March 31, 2021, we had approximately $1.5 million in our operating bank account, and working capital of approximately $1.9 million.

Our liquidity needs prior to the Initial Public Offering were satisfied through a payment of $25,000 from the Sponsor to purchase the Founder Shares, the loan of approximately $67,000 from the Sponsor under the Note (as defined in Note 4 to the unaudited interim condensed financial statements), and the proceeds from the consummation of the Private Placement not held in the Trust Account. We repaid the Note in full on March 16, 2021. In addition, in order to finance transaction costs in connection with a Business Combination, the Sponsor or an affiliate of the Sponsor, or certain of our officers and directors may, but are not obligated to, provide us Working Capital Loans (as defined in Note 4 to the unaudited interim condensed financial statements). As of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, there were no amounts outstanding under any Working Capital Loans.

Based on the foregoing, management believes that we will have sufficient working capital and borrowing capacity from our Sponsor or an affiliate of our Sponsor, or certain of our officers and directors to meet its needs through the earlier of the consummation of a Business Combination or one year from this filing. Over this time period, we will be using these funds for paying existing accounts payable, identifying and evaluating prospective initial Business Combination candidates, performing due diligence on prospective target businesses, paying for travel expenditures, selecting the target business to merge with or acquire, and structuring, negotiating and consummating the Business Combination.

Management continues to evaluate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the industry and has concluded that while it is reasonably possible that the virus could have a negative effect on our financial position, results of our operations and/or search for a target company, the specific impact is not readily determinable as of the date of the financial statements. The financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty.




Results of Operations



Our entire activity since inception up to March 31, 2021 was in preparation for our formation and the Initial Public Offering, and, subsequent to the Initial Public Offering, identifying a target company for a Business Combination. We will not be generating any operating revenues until the closing and completion of our initial Business Combination.

For the three months ended March 31, 2021, we had net loss of approximately $0.3 million, which consisted of approximately $0.3 million non-operating gain resulting from the change in fair value of derivative warrant liabilities and approximately $1,000 of income from investments held in trust account, offset by approximately $0.1 million in general and administrative expenses, and approximately $0.5 million in offering costs associated with derivative warrant liabilities.



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Contractual Obligations



Administrative Support Agreement

Commencing on the date that the Company's securities were first listed on Nasdaq through the earlier of our consummation of a Business Combination and its liquidation, we agreed to pay the Sponsor or an affiliate of the Sponsor $20,000 per month for office space, administrative and shared personnel support services. On June 8, 2021, the administrative services agreement was amended and restated to increase the monthly charge for office space, administrative and shared personnel support services payable to an affiliate of the Sponsor from $20,000 to $27,500.

We incurred approximately $20,000 in general and administrative expenses in the accompanying unaudited condensed statements of operations for the three months ended March 31, 2021. We did not have an accrual related to this agreement as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020.



Registration Rights


The holders of the Founder Shares, Private Placement Units (including securities contained therein) and the units that may be issued upon conversion of the Working Capital Loans (and any shares of Class A common stock issuable upon the exercise of the Private Placement Warrants or the warrants issued as part of the units upon conversion of the Working Capital Loans) were entitled to registration rights pursuant to a registration rights agreement signed upon the effective date of the Initial Public Offering requiring us to register such securities for resale (in the case of the Founder Shares, only after conversion to Class A common stock). The holders of these securities are entitled to make up to three demands, excluding short form demands, that we register such securities for sale under the Securities Act. In addition, the holders will have "piggy-back" registration rights to include such securities in other registration statements filed by us and rights to require the Company to register for resale such securities pursuant to Rule 415 under the Securities Act. However, the registration rights agreement provides that we would not permit any registration statement filed under the Securities Act to become effective until termination of the applicable lock-up period. The registration rights agreement does not contain liquidating damages or other cash settlement provisions resulting from delays in registering our securities. We will bear the expenses incurred in connection with the filing of any such registration statements.




Underwriting Agreement



We granted the underwriter a 45-day option to purchase up to 3,300,000 additional Units to cover overallotments at the Initial Public Offering price, less the underwriting discounts and commissions. On March 16, 2021, the underwriter partially exercised the over-allotment option to purchase 3,000,000 Public Shares and forfeited the remainder of its option.

The underwriter was entitled to a cash underwriting discount of 2.0% of the gross proceeds of the Initial Public Offering, or $4.4 million. In addition, the underwriter was entitled to a deferred fee of (i) 4.0% of the gross proceeds of the initial 22,000,000 Units sold in the Initial Public Offering, and (ii) 6.0% of the gross proceeds from the 3,000,000 Over-Allotment Units, for an aggregate of $10.6 million. The deferred fee will become payable to the representative from the amounts held in the Trust Account solely in the event that the Company completes a Business Combination, subject to the terms of the underwriting agreement.




Critical Accounting Policies



Class A Common Stock Subject to Possible Redemption

The Company accounts for its common stock subject to possible redemption in accordance with the guidance in ASC Topic 480. Class A common stock subject to mandatory redemption (if any) are classified as liability instruments and are measured at fair value. Conditionally redeemable Class A common stock (including shares of Class A common stock that feature redemption rights that are either within the control of the holder or subject to redemption upon the occurrence of uncertain events not solely within the Company's control) are classified as temporary equity. At all other times, Class A common stock are classified as stockholders' equity. The Company's Class A common stock feature certain redemption rights that are considered to be outside of the Company's control and subject to occurrence of uncertain future events. Accordingly, as of March 31, 2021, 22,771,358 shares of Class A common stock subject to possible redemption at the redemption amount were presented at redemption value as temporary equity, outside of the stockholders' equity section of the Company's condensed balance sheets.



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Net Income (Loss) Per Share of Common Stock

Net income (loss) per share of common stock is computed by dividing net income (loss) by the weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding during the period. The Company has not considered the effect of the warrants sold in the Initial Public Offering and Private Placement to purchase an aggregate of 6,422,500 shares of the Company's common stock in the calculation of diluted loss per share, since the exercise of the warrants are contingent upon the occurrence of future events and the inclusion of such warrants would be anti-dilutive.

The Company's unaudited condensed statement of operations includes a presentation of income (loss) per share for common stock subject to redemption in a manner similar to the two-class method of income per share. Net income per share, basic and diluted for Class A redeemable common stock for the three months ended March 31, 2021 is calculated by dividing the income investments held in the Trust Account of approximately $1,000, net of applicable franchise taxes of approximately $1,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2021, by the weighted average number of shares of Class A redeemable common stock outstanding for the period. Net loss per share, basic and diluted for Class A and Class B non-redeemable common stock for the three months ended March 31, 2021 is calculated by dividing net loss, less amounts attributed to Class A redeemable common stock, by the weighted average number of shares of Class A and Class B non-redeemable common stock outstanding for the period. The weighted average non-redeemable common stock at March 31, 2021 includes the effect of 690,000 Private Placement Units, which were issued in conjunction with the Initial Public Offering.

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

In August 2020, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update ("ASU") No. 2020-06, Debt-Debt with Conversion and Other Options (Subtopic 470-20) and Derivatives and Hedging-Contracts in Entity's Own Equity (Subtopic 815-40): Accounting for Convertible Instruments and Contracts in an Entity's Own Equity ("ASU 2020-06"), which simplifies accounting for convertible instruments by removing major separation models required under current GAAP. The ASU also removes certain settlement conditions that are required for equity-linked contracts to qualify for the derivative scope exception, and it simplifies the diluted earnings per share calculation in certain areas. The Company adopted ASU 2020-06 on January 1, 2021. Adoption of the ASU did not impact the Company's financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

The Company's management does not believe that any other recently issued, but not yet effective, accounting standards updates, if currently adopted, would have a material effect on the Company's unaudited condensed financial statements.

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

As of March 31, 2021, we did not have any off-balance sheet arrangements as defined in Item 303(a)(4)(ii) of Regulation S-K.



JOBS Act


The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012 (the "JOBS Act") contains provisions that, among other things, relax certain reporting requirements for qualifying public companies. We qualify as an "emerging growth company" and under the JOBS Act are allowed to comply with new or revised accounting pronouncements based on the effective date for private (not publicly traded) companies. We are electing to delay the adoption of new or revised accounting standards, and as a result, we may not comply with new or revised accounting standards on the relevant dates on which adoption of such standards is required for non-emerging growth companies. As a result, the financial statements may not be comparable to companies that comply with new or revised accounting pronouncements as of public company effective dates.

Additionally, we are in the process of evaluating the benefits of relying on the other reduced reporting requirements provided by the JOBS Act. Subject to certain conditions set forth in the JOBS Act, if, as an "emerging growth company," we choose to rely on such exemptions we may not be required to, among other things, (i) provide an auditor's attestation report on our system of internal controls over financial reporting pursuant to Section 404, (ii) provide all of the compensation disclosure that may be required of non-emerging growth public companies under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, (iii) comply with any requirement that may be adopted by the PCAOB regarding mandatory audit firm rotation or a supplement to the auditor's report providing additional information about the audit and the financial statements (auditor discussion and analysis) and (iv) disclose certain executive compensation related items such as the correlation between executive compensation and performance and comparisons of the CEO's compensation to median employee compensation. These exemptions will apply for a period of five years following the completion of our Initial Public Offering or until we are no longer an "emerging growth company," whichever is earlier.

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Ryan M. Gilbert President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
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