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STONEBRIDGE ACQUISITION CORPORATION

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STONEBRIDGE ACQUISITION CORP. MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS (form 10-Q)

11/23/2021 | 06:06am EST

References in this report (the "Quarterly Report") to "we," "us" or the "Company" refer to Stonebridge Acquisition Corporation. References to our "management" or our "management team" refer to our officers and directors, and references to the "Sponsor" refer to Stonebridge Acquisition Sponsor, LLC. The following discussion and analysis of the Company's financial condition and results of operations should be read in conjunction with the financial statements and the notes thereto contained elsewhere in this Quarterly Report. Certain information contained in the discussion and analysis set forth below includes forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties.

Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This Quarterly Report includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and Section 21E of the Exchange Act, that are not historical facts, and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expected and projected. All statements, other than statements of historical fact included in this Form 10-Q including, without limitation, statements in this "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" regarding the Company's financial position, business strategy and the plans and objectives of management for future operations, are forward-looking statements. Words such as "expect," "believe," "anticipate," "intend," "estimate," "seek" and variations and similar words and expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements relate to future events or future performance, but reflect management's current beliefs, based on information currently available. A number of factors could cause actual events, performance or results to differ materially from the events, performance and results discussed in the forward-looking statements. For information identifying important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements, please refer to the Risk Factors section of the Company's Registration Statement filed with the "SEC". The Company's securities filings can be accessed on the EDGAR section of the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Except as expressly required by applicable securities law, the Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Overview

We are a blank check company incorporated on February 2, 2021 as a Cayman Islands corporation and formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization or similar Business Combination with one or more businesses or entities that have not yet selected. While we may pursue an acquisition opportunity in any business, industry, sector, or geographical location, we intend to focus on industries that complement our management's background and to capitalize on the ability of our management team to identify and acquire a business. We may pursue a transaction in which our shareholders immediately, prior to completion of our initial Business Combination, would collectively own a minority interest in the post-Business Combination company. We intend to effectuate our initial Business Combination using cash from the proceeds of this offering and the sale of the private placement warrants, our shares, debt or a combination of cash, equity and debt.

The issuance of additional shares in a Business Combination:

may significantly dilute the equity interest of investors in this offering,

which dilution would increase if the anti-dilution provisions in the shares of

? Class B Ordinary shares resulted in the issuance of shares of Class A Ordinary

shares on a greater than one-to-one basis upon conversion of the shares of

Class B Ordinary shares;

may subordinate the rights of holders of shares of Class A Ordinary shares if

? preference shares are issued with rights senior to those afforded our shares of

Class A Ordinary shares;

could cause a change in control if a substantial number of our shares of Class

? A Ordinary shares are issued, which may affect, among other things, our ability

to use our net operating loss carry forwards, if any, and could result in the

resignation or removal of our present officers and directors;

may have the effect of delaying or preventing a change of control of us by

? diluting the share ownership or voting rights of a person seeking to obtain

control of us;

? may adversely affect prevailing market prices for our units, shares of Class A

Ordinary shares and/or warrants; and


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? may not result in adjustment to the exercise price of our warrants.

Similarly, if we issue debt or otherwise incur significant debt, it could result in:

? default and foreclosure on our assets if our operating revenues after an

initial Business Combination are insufficient to repay our debt obligations;

acceleration of our obligations to repay the indebtedness even if we make all

? principal and interest payments when due if we breach certain covenants that

require the maintenance of certain financial ratios or reserves without a

waiver or renegotiation of that covenant;

? our immediate payment of all principal and accrued interest, if any, if the

debt is payable on demand;

our inability to obtain necessary additional financing if the debt contains

? covenants restricting our ability to obtain such financing while the debt is

outstanding;

? our inability to pay dividends on our shares of Class A Ordinary shares;

using a substantial portion of our cash flow to pay principal and interest on

? our debt, which will reduce the funds available for dividends on our shares of

Class A Ordinary shares if declared, expenses, capital expenditures,

acquisitions and other general corporate purposes;

? limitations on our flexibility in planning for and reacting to changes in our

business and in the industry in which we operate;

? increased vulnerability to adverse changes in general economic, industry and

competitive conditions and adverse changes in government regulation; and

limitations on our ability to borrow additional amounts for expenses, capital

? expenditures, acquisitions, debt service requirements, execution of our

strategy and other purposes and other disadvantages compared to our competitors

   who have less debt.


Results of Operations

Our entire activity through September 30, 2021 was in preparation for an initial public offering, and since our initial public offering, our activity has been limited to the search for a prospective initial Business Combination. We will not generate any operating revenues until after completion of our initial Business Combination at the earliest. We expect to incur increased expenses as a result of being a public company (for legal, financial reporting, accounting and auditing compliance), as well as for due diligence expenses.

For the three months ended September 30, 2021, we had a net loss of $415,889, which consisted of operating expenses of $412,930, a decrease in the fair value of warrant liabilities of $10,368,000, offering costs related to the warrant issuance of $757,003, interest income of $10, and investment income on the Trust Account of $2,034.

For the period February 2, 2021 (inception) through September 30, 2021, we had a net loss of $423,390, which consisted of operating expenses of $420,350, a decrease in the fair value of warrant liabilities of $10,368,000, offering costs related to the warrant issuance of $757,003, interest income of $10, and investment income on the Trust Account of $2,034.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

Until the consummation of our Initial Public Offering, our only source of liquidity was an initial purchase of shares of Class B Ordinary shares by our Sponsor and loans from our Sponsor.


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On July 20, 2021, we consummated our Initial Public Offering of 20,000,000 Units at $10.00 per Unit, generating gross proceeds of $200,000,000. Simultaneously with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, we consummated the private placement of an aggregate of 8,000,000 Private Placement Warrants to our Sponsor at a price of $1.00 per warrant, generating gross proceeds of $8,000,000. Following our Initial Public Offering and the sale of the Private Placement Warrants, a total of $202,000,000 was placed in the Trust Account. We incurred $13,577,812 in transaction costs, including $4,000,000 of underwriting fees, $9,000,000 of deferred underwriting fees and $577,812 of other offering costs in connection with the Initial Public Offering and the sale of the Private Placement Warrants.

For the period February 2, 2021 (inception) through September 30, 2021, net cash used in operating activities was $833,400. Net loss of $423,309 was impacted by an decrease in the fair value of warrant liabilities of $10,368,000 and offering costs related to the issuance of the warrants of $757,003, as well as interest earned in the Trust Account of $2,035.

We intend to use substantially all of the funds held in the trust account, including any amounts representing interest earned on the trust account (less taxes payable and deferred underwriting commissions), to complete our initial Business Combination. We may withdraw interest income (if any) to pay taxes, if any. Our annual tax obligations will depend on the amount of interest and other income earned on the amounts held in the trust account. We expect the interest income earned on the amount in the trust account (if any) will be sufficient to pay our taxes. To the extent that our equity or debt is used, in whole or in part, as consideration to complete our initial Business Combination, the remaining proceeds held in the trust account will be used as working capital to finance the operations of the target business or businesses, make other acquisitions and pursue our growth strategies.

At September 30, 2021, we had cash of $703,380 held outside of the Trust Account. We intend to use the funds held outside the Trust Account primarily to identify and evaluate target businesses, perform business due diligence on prospective target businesses, travel to and from the offices, properties or similar locations of prospective target businesses or their representatives or owners, review corporate documents and material agreements of prospective target businesses, and structure, negotiate and complete a Business Combination.

In order to fund working capital deficiencies or finance transaction costs in connection with a Business Combination, our Sponsor or an affiliate of our Sponsor or certain of our officers and directors may, but are not obligated to, loan us funds as may be required. If we complete a Business Combination, we may repay such loaned amounts out of the proceeds of the Trust Account released to us. In the event that a Business Combination does not close, we may use a portion of the working capital held outside the Trust Account to repay such loaned amounts, but no proceeds from our Trust Account would be used for such repayment. Up to $1,500,000 of such loans may be convertible into warrants, at a price of $1.00 per warrant, at the option of the lender. The warrants would be identical to the Private Placement Warrants.

We will need to raise additional capital through loans or additional investments from our Sponsor, or an affiliate of our Sponsor, shareholders, officers or directors, or third parties. Our officers, directors and Sponsor may, but are not obligated to, loan us funds, from time to time or at any time, in whatever amount they deem reasonable in their sole discretion, to meet our working capital needs. Accordingly, we may not be able to obtain additional financing. If we are unable to raise additional capital, we may be required to take additional measures to conserve liquidity, which could include, but not necessarily be limited to, curtailing operations, suspending the pursuit of a potential transaction, and reducing overhead expenses. We cannot provide any assurance that new financing will be available to us on commercially acceptable terms, if at all. These conditions raise substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern for a reasonable period of time, which is considered to be one year from the issuance date of the financial statements. These conditions raise substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern.


Related Party Transactions

Class B Ordinary shares

On February 9, 2021, the Sponsor paid $25,000 for 5,750,000 shares of Class B Ordinary shares (the "Founder Shares"). The Founder Shares included an aggregate of up to 750,000 shares that were subject to forfeiture depending on the extent to which the underwriters' over-allotment option was exercised, so that the number of Founder Shares will equal, on an as-converted basis, 20% of the Company's issued and outstanding shares of ordinary shares after the Initial Public Offering. On September 3, 2021, the underwriters had not exercised the over-allotment option and it expired, thus these shares were forfeited for no consideration by the Sponsor.

The Sponsor has agreed, subject to limited exceptions, not to transfer, assign or sell any of the Founder Shares until the earliest of: (A) one year after the completion of a Business Combination and (B) subsequent to a Business Combination, (x) if the closing price of


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the shares of Class A ordinary shares equals or exceeds $12.00 per share (as adjusted) for any 20 trading days within any 30-trading day period commencing at least 150 days after a Business Combination, or (y) the date on which the Company completes a liquidation, merger, share exchange or other similar transaction that results in all of the Public Stockholders having the right to exchange their shares of Class A ordinary shares for cash, securities or other property.

Private Placement

Simultaneously with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, the Sponsor purchased 8,000,000 Private Placement Warrants at a price of $1.00 per Private Placement Warrant, for an aggregate purchase price of $8,000,000. Each Private Placement Warrant is exercisable to purchase one share of Class A Ordinary shares at a price of $11.50 per share, subject to adjustment. A portion of the proceeds from the Private Placement Warrants were added to the proceeds from the Initial Public Offering held in the Trust Account. If the Company does not complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period, the proceeds from the sale of the Private Placement Warrants will be used to fund the redemption of the Public Shares (subject to the requirements of applicable law), and the Private Placement Warrants and all underlying securities will expire worthless.

Related Party Loans

The Sponsor had agreed to loan us up to $300,000 (the "Promissory Note") to be used for the payment of costs related to the Initial Public Offering. The Note was non-interest bearing, unsecured and was due on the earlier of December 31, 2020 or the closing of the Initial Public Offering. The Company had not borrowed under the Promissory Note upon the closing of the Initial Public Offering on July 20, 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 the Company's officers and directors may, but are not obligated to, loan the Company funds as may be required ("Working Capital Loans"). If we complete a Business Combination, we would repay the Working Capital Loans out of the proceeds of the trust account released to us. In the event that a Business Combination does not close, we may use a portion of proceeds held outside the trust account to repay the Working Capital Loans but no proceeds held in the trust account would be used to repay the Working Capital Loans. Up to $1.5 million of such Working Capital Loans may be convertible into warrants of the post-Business Combination entity at a price of $1.00 per warrant at the option of the lender. The warrants would be identical to the Private Placement Warrants. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Business Combination Agreement does not permit Working Capital Loans to convert into warrants. Except as set forth above, to date, the terms of the Working Capital Loans, if any, have not been determined and no written agreements exist with respect to such loans.

Administrative Services Fee

We agreed, commencing on the effective date of the Initial Public Offering through the earlier of our consummation of a Business Combination or our liquidation, to pay an affiliate of the Sponsor a monthly fee of $10,000 for office space, secretarial and administrative services. As of September 30, 2021, we incurred and paid $20,000 in fees for these services.

Registration Rights

Pursuant to a registration and shareholder rights agreement entered into on June 15, 2021, the holders of the shares of Class B Ordinary shares, Private Placement Warrants and warrants that may be issued upon conversion of Working Capital Loans (and any shares of Class A Ordinary shares issuable upon the exercise of the Private Placement Warrants and warrants that may be issued upon conversion of Working Capital Loans) are entitled to registration rights. The holders of these securities are entitled to make up to three demands, excluding short form demands, that we register such securities. In addition, the holders have certain "piggy-back" registration rights with respect to registration statements filed subsequent to the completion of the Business Combination. However, the registration and shareholder rights agreement provides that we will not permit any registration statement filed under the Securities Act to become effective until termination of the applicable lock-up period. We will bear the expenses incurred in connection with the filing of any such registration statements.

Deferred Underwriting Fees

The underwriter was paid a cash underwriting discount of $0.20 per Unit of the gross proceeds of the Initial Public Offering, or $4,000,000. The underwriter is entitled to a deferred fee of $0.45 per unit, or $9,000,000 in the aggregate. The deferred fee will become


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payable to the underwriter from the amounts held in the trust account solely in the event that we complete a Business Combination, subject to the terms of the underwriting agreement.

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

As of September 30, 2021, we did not have any off-balance sheet arrangements as defined in Item 303(a)(4)(ii) of Regulation S-K and did not have any commitments or contractual obligations.

Critical Accounting Policies

The preparation of condensed financial statements and related disclosures in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements, and income and expenses during the periods reported. Actual results could materially differ from those estimates. We have identified the following critical accounting policies:

Warrant Liabilities

We do not use derivative instruments to hedge exposures to cash flow, market or foreign currency risks. We evaluate all of our financial instruments, including issued share purchase warrants, to determine if such instruments are derivatives or contain features that qualify as embedded derivatives, pursuant to ASC 480 and ASC 815-15. The classification of derivative instruments, including whether such instruments should be recorded as liabilities or as equity, is re-assessed at the end of each reporting period.

We issued 10,000,000 public warrants to investors in our Initial Public Offering and issued 8,000,000 Private Placement Warrants. All of our outstanding warrants are recognized as derivative liabilities in accordance with ASC 815-40. Accordingly, we recognize the warrant instruments as liabilities at fair value and adjust the instruments to fair value at each reporting period. The liabilities are subject to re-measurement at each balance sheet date until exercised, and any change in fair value is recognized in our statement of operations. The Company's valuation of the warrant liabilities utilized a Binomial Lattice in a risk-neutral framework (a special case of the Income Approach). The fair value of the Private Placement Warrants utilized Level 3 inputs as it is based on the significant inputs not observable in the market as of September 30, 2021. The public warrants used Level 1 inputs as they were actively traded as of September 30, 2021.

Ordinary shares Subject to Possible Redemption

We account for our ordinary share subject to possible redemption in accordance with the guidance in Accounting Standards Codification ("ASC") Topic 480 "Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity." Ordinary share subject to mandatory redemption is classified as a liability instrument and is measured at fair value. Conditionally redeemable ordinary share (including ordinary share that features redemption rights that is either within the control of the holder or subject to redemption upon the occurrence of uncertain events not solely within our control) is classified as temporary equity. At all other times, ordinary share is classified as shareholders' equity. Our ordinary share features certain redemption rights that are considered to be outside of our control and subject to occurrence of uncertain future events. Accordingly, ordinary share subject to possible redemption is presented as temporary equity, outside of the shareholders' equity section of our condensed balance sheets.

Net Income (Loss) Per Share of Ordinary shares

We apply the two-class method in calculating earnings per share. Net income per share of ordinary share, basic and diluted for shares of Class A redeemable ordinary share is calculated by dividing the interest income earned on the Trust Account by the weighted average number of shares of Class A redeemable ordinary share outstanding since original issuance. Net loss per share of ordinary share, basic and diluted, for shares of Class B non-redeemable ordinary share is calculated by dividing the net income (loss), less income attributable to shares of Class A redeemable ordinary share, by the weighted average number of shares of Class B non-redeemable ordinary share outstanding for the periods presented.


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Recently Adopted Accounting Standards

Recent Accounting Standards

Management does not believe that any recently issued, but not yet effective, accounting standards, if currently adopted, would have a material effect on our unaudited condensed financial statements.

Contractual Obligations

We do not have any long-term debt, capital lease obligations, operating lease obligations or long-term liabilities, other than an agreement to pay an affiliate of the Sponsor a monthly fee of $10,000 for office space, utilities and secretarial, and administrative support services provided to the Company. We began incurring these fees on June 15, 2021 and will continue to incur these fees monthly until the earlier of the completion of a Business Combination and the Company's liquidation.

The underwriters are entitled to a deferred fee of $0.45 per Unit, or $9,000,000 in the aggregate. The deferred fee will become payable to the underwriters from the amounts held in the Trust Account solely in the event that we complete a Business Combination, subject to the terms of the underwriting agreement.

Pursuant to a registration and shareholder rights agreement entered into on July 20, 2021, the holders of the Founder Shares, Private Placement Warrants and any warrants that may be issued upon conversion of Working Capital Loans (and any shares of Class A Ordinary shares issuable upon the exercise of the Private Placement Warrants and warrants that may be issued upon conversion of the Working Capital Loans) will be entitled to registration rights pursuant to a registration and shareholder rights agreement. The holders of these securities are entitled to make up to three demands, excluding short form demands, that we register such securities. In addition, the holders have certain "piggy-back" registration rights with respect to registration statements filed subsequent to the completion of a Business Combination. However, the registration and shareholder rights agreement provides that we will not permit any registration statement filed under the Securities Act to become effective until termination of the applicable lockup period. We will bear the expenses incurred in connection with the filing of any such registration statements.

JOBS Act

On April 5, 2012, the JOBS Act was signed into law. The JOBS Act contains provisions that, among other things, relax certain reporting requirements for qualifying public companies. We will qualify as an "emerging growth company" and under the JOBS Act will be 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 such, our financial statements may not be comparable to companies that comply with 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 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, (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 executive 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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Prabhu Antony President & Director
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