UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-K

 

Annual Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

For the period ended September 30, 2019

 

Commission File Number 001-39089

 

UNION ACQUISITION CORP. II

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Cayman Islands   N/A
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
  (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
     

509 Madison Ave, Ninth Floor

New York, NY

  10022
(Address of principal executive offices)   (zip code)

 

(212) 981-0630

(Issuer’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of Each Class   Trading Symbol(s)   Name of Each Exchange on Which Registered
Units, each consisting of one ordinary share and one redeemable warrant   LATNU   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Ordinary Shares, par value $0.0001 per share   LATN   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Redeemable warrants, exercisable for Ordinary Shares at an exercise price of $11.50 per share   LATNW   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act: None

 

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act. Yes ☐ No ☒

 

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act. Yes ☐ No ☒

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act of 1934 during the past 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirement for the past 90 days. Yes ☒ No ☐

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files). Yes ☐ No ☐

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large accelerated filer ☐ Accelerated filer ☐
Non-accelerated filer ☒ Smaller reporting company ☒
  Emerging growth company ☒

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.    ☐  

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes ☒ No ☐

 

As of December 30, 2019, 25,000,000 ordinary shares, par value $0.0001 per share, were issued and outstanding.

 

Documents Incorporated by Reference: The information contained in the registrant’s prospectus dated October 17, 2019, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on October 18, 2019, pursuant to Rule 424(b)(4) (SEC File No. 333-233988) is incorporated into certain portions of Parts I, II, and III, as disclosed herein.

 

 

 

 

 

 

UNION ACQUISITION CORP. II

FORM 10-K

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

PART I    
  Item 1. Business. 1
  Item 1A. Risk Factors. 1
  Item 1B. Unresolved Staff Comments. 1
  Item 2. Property 2
  Item 3. Legal Proceedings. 2
  Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures. 2
       
PART II    
  Item 5. Market for Registrant’s Common Equity, Related Shareholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities. 2
  Item 6. Selected Financial Data. 3
  Item 7. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations. 4
  Item 7A. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk. 6
  Item 8. Financial Statements and Supplementary Data. 6
  Item 9. Changes in and Disagreements with Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure. 6
  Item 9A. Controls and Procedures. 6
  Item 9B. Other Information. 6
       
PART III    
  Item 10. Directors and Executive Officers of the Registrant. 7
  Item 11. Executive Compensation. 11
  Item 12. Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Shareholder Matters. 12
  Item 13. Certain Relationships and Related Transactions, and Director Independence. 13
  Item 14. Principal Accounting Fees and Services. 13
       
PART IV    
  Item 15. Exhibits, Financial Statement and Schedules. 14
  Item 16. Form 10-K Summary. 14

 

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PART I

 

ITEM 1. BUSINESS

 

In this Annual Report on Form 10-K (the “Form 10-K”), references to the “Company” and to “we,” “us,” and “our” refer to Union Acquisition Corp. II.

 

We are a Cayman Islands exempted company incorporated on December 6, 2018 for the purpose of entering into a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, recapitalization, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses or entities (a “business combination”). Our efforts to identify a prospective target business will not be limited to a particular industry or geographic location, although we intend to focus our search on businesses located in Latin America.

 

In December 2018, we issued 4,312,500 ordinary shares (“founder’s shares”) to Kyle Bransfield, our Chief Executive Officer, in exchange for a capital contribution of $25,000, or approximately $0.006 per share. In August 2019, we effected a share capitalization pursuant to which we issued an additional 718,750 ordinary shares, resulting in there being an aggregate of 5,031,250 founders’ shares outstanding. Mr. Bransfield then transferred 2,515,625 shares to each of our sponsors, Union Acquisition Associates II, LLC, an entity controlled by him, and Union Group International Holdings Limited (“Union Group”), an entity controlled by Juan Sartori, our Non-Executive Chairman of the Board. Union Acquisition Associates II, LLC and Union Group International Holdings Limited thereafter transferred an aggregate of 152,500 shares to our officers, directors, advisors, and their affiliates at the same price the shares were originally paid for by Mr. Bransfield.

 

On October 22, 2019, we consummated our initial public offering (“IPO”) of 20,000,000 units, including 2,500,000 units subject to the underwriters’ over-allotment option. Each unit consisted of one ordinary share and one redeemable warrant, with each warrant entitling the holder to purchase one ordinary share at a price of $11.50 per share. The units were sold at an offering price of $10.00 per unit, generating gross proceeds of $200,000,000.

 

Simultaneously with the consummation of the IPO, we consummated the private placement (“Private Placement”) of 6,250,000 warrants (“Private Placement Warrants”) at a price of $1.00 per Private Warrant, generating total proceeds of $6,250,000. The Private Placement Warrants were purchased by our sponsors. The Private Placement Warrants are identical to the Warrants sold in the IPO, except that the Private Placement Warrants are non-redeemable and may be exercised on a cashless basis, in each case so long as they continue to be held by the initial purchaser or its permitted transferees. The purchasers of the Private Placement Warrants have agreed not to transfer, assign, or sell any of the Private Placement Warrants or ordinary shares underlying the Private Placement Warrants (except to certain permitted transferees) until 30 days after the completion of our initial business combination.

 

Transaction costs to date amounted to $4,529,222, consisting of $4,000,000 of underwriting fees and $529,222 of other costs. In addition, $1,888,753 was held as cash outside of the trust account established in connection with the IPO and is available for working capital purposes.

 

For further details regarding our business, see the section titled “Proposed Business” contained in our prospectus dated October 17, 2019, incorporated by reference herein.

 

ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS

 

For the risks relating to our operations, see the section titled “Risk Factors” contained in our prospectus dated October 17, 2019, incorporated by reference herein.

 

ITEM 1B. UNRESOLVED STAFF COMMENTS

 

Not applicable.

 

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ITEM 2. PROPERTY

 

We maintain our principal executive offices at 509 Madison Ave, Ninth Floor, New York, New York 10022. This space is being provided to us by UCG International Corp., an affiliate of Mr. Sartori, for a monthly fee of $10,000. We consider our current office space, combined with the other office space otherwise available to our executive officers, adequate for our current operations.

 

ITEM 3. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

 

None.

 

ITEM 4. MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES

 

Not applicable.

 

PART II

 

ITEM 5. MARKET FOR COMMON EQUITY AND RELATED SHAREHOLDER MATTERS AND ISSUER PURCHASES OF EQUITY SECURITIES

 

Market Information

 

Our units, ordinary shares and warrants are listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market (“Nasdaq”) under the symbols LATNU, LATN and LATNW, respectively.

 

Holders

 

As of September 30, 2019, there was one holder of record of our units, eight holders of record of our ordinary shares and three holders of record of our warrants.

 

Dividends

 

We have not paid any cash dividends on our shares of common stock to date and do not intend to pay cash dividends prior to the completion of a business combination. The payment of cash dividends in the future will be contingent upon our revenues and earnings, if any, capital requirements, and general financial condition subsequent to completion of a business combination. Further, if we incur any indebtedness in connection with our initial business combination, our ability to declare dividends may be limited by restrictive covenants we may agree to in connection therewith. The payment of any dividends subsequent to a business combination will be within the discretion of our then board of directors. It is the present intention of our board of directors to retain all earnings, if any, for use in our business operations and, accordingly, our board does not anticipate declaring any dividends in the foreseeable future.

 

Recent Sales of Unregistered Securities; Use of Proceeds from Registered Securities

 

In December 2018, we issued 4,312,500 founder shares to Kyle Bransfield, our Chief Executive Officer, in exchange for a capital contribution of $25,000, or approximately $0.006 per share. In August 2019, we effected a share capitalization pursuant to which we issued an additional 718,750 ordinary shares, resulting in there being an aggregate of 5,031,250 founders’ shares outstanding. Mr. Bransfield then transferred 2,515,625 shares to each of our sponsors Union Acquisition Associates II, LLC, an entity controlled by him, and Union Group International Holdings Limited, an entity controlled by Juan Sartori, our Non-Executive Chairman of the Board. Union Acquisition Associates II, LLC and Union Group International Holdings Limited thereafter transferred an aggregate of 152,500 shares to our officers, directors, advisors, and their affiliates at the same price the shares were originally paid for by Mr. Bransfield. As a result of the underwriters’ election to partially exercise their over-allotment option, 31,250 founder shares were forfeited resulting in an aggregate of 5,000,000 ordinary shares outstanding.

 

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On October 22, 2019, we consummated the IPO of 20,000,000 units, including 2,500,000 units subject to the underwriters’ over-allotment option. Each unit consisted of one ordinary share and one redeemable warrant, with each warrant entitling the holder to purchase one ordinary share at a price of $11.50 per share. The units were sold at an offering price of $10.00 per unit, generating gross proceeds of $200,000,000.

 

Simultaneously with the consummation of the IPO, we consummated the sale of 6,250,000 Private Placement Warrants at a price of $1.00 per Private Placement Warrant, generating total proceeds of $6,250,000. The Private Placement Warrants were purchased by our sponsors. The Private Placement Warrants are identical to the warrants sold in the IPO, except that the Private Placement Warrants are non-redeemable and may be exercised on a cashless basis, in each case so long as they continue to be held by the initial purchaser or its permitted transferees. The purchasers of Private Placement Warrants have agreed not to transfer, assign, or sell any of the Private Placement Warrants or ordinary shares underlying the Private Placement Warrants (except to certain permitted transferees) until 30 days after the completion of our initial business combination.

 

Transaction costs to date amounted to $4,529,222, consisting of $4,000,000 of underwriting fees and $529,222 of other costs. In addition, $1,888,753 was held as cash outside of the trust account established in connection with the IPO and is available for working capital purposes.

 

We intend to use substantially all of the funds held in the trust account, including any amounts representing interest earned on the trust account not previously released to us (less taxes payable) to complete our initial business combination. We may withdraw interest to pay our income or other tax obligations and up to $100,000 for our liquidation expenses. 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.

 

We intend to use the funds held outside the trust account primarily for legal, accounting, and other expenses of structuring and negotiating business combinations, due diligence of prospective target businesses, legal and accounting fees related to SEC reporting obligations, the monthly administrative fee to UCG International Corp., a monthly consulting fee of $10,000 paid to Dan Fink, our Chief Operating Officer, and for reimbursement of any out-of-pocket expenses incurred by our initial shareholders, officers, and directors in connection with activities performed on our behalf.

 

ITEM 6. SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA

 

Not applicable.

 

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ITEM 7. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

 

The following discussion and analysis of the Company’s financial condition and results of operations should be read in conjunction with our audited financial statements and the notes related thereto which are included in “Item 8. Financial Statements and Supplementary Data” of this Annual Report on Form 10-K. Certain information contained in the discussion and analysis set forth below includes forward-looking statements. Our actual results may differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of many factors, including those set forth under “Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements,” “Item 1A. Risk Factors” and elsewhere in this Annual Report on Form 10-K.

 

Overview

 

We are a blank check company formed on December 6, 2018 for the purpose of entering into a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, recapitalization, reorganization or other similar business combination with one or more target businesses. We intend to effectuate our initial business combination using cash from the proceeds of the IPO and the sale of the Private Placement Warrants, our capital stock, debt or a combination of cash, stock and debt.

 

We have neither engaged in any operations nor generated any revenues to date. Our entire activity since inception has been to prepare for our IPO, which was consummated on October 22, 2019.

 

Results of Operations

 

We have neither engaged in any operations nor generated any revenues to date. Our only activities from inception to September 30, 2019 were organizational activities, those necessary to prepare for the IPO, described below, and, subsequent to the IPO, identifying a target company for a business combination. We do not expect to generate any operating revenues until after the completion of our business combination. We generate non-operating income in the form of interest income on marketable securities held after the IPO. We are incurring expenses as a result of being a public company (for legal, financial reporting, accounting and auditing compliance), as well as for due diligence expenses in connection with completing a business combination.

 

For the period from December 6, 2018 (inception) through September 30, 2019, we had a net loss of $15,175, which consisted of operating and formation costs.

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

As of September 30, 2019, we had $27,831 in cash. Until the consummation of the IPO, our liquidity needs were satisfied through the receipt of $25,000 from our sale of the founder shares, and unsecured loans from one of our shareholders.

 

On October 22, 2019, we consummated the IPO of 20,000,000 Units, which includes a partial exercise by the underwriters of their over-allotment option in the amount of 2,500,000 Units, at a price of $10.00 per Unit, generating gross proceeds of $200,000,000. Simultaneously with the closing of the IPO, we consummated the sale of 6,250,000 Private Placement Warrants to two of our shareholders at a price of $1.00 per warrant, generating gross proceeds of $6,250,000.

 

Following the IPO and the sale of the Private Placement Warrants, a total of $200,000,000 was placed in the trust account and, following the payment of certain transaction expenses, we had $1,888,753 of cash held outside of the trust account and available for working capital purposes. We incurred $4,529,222 in IPO related costs, including $4,000,000 of underwriting fees and $529,222 of other costs.

 

For the period from December 6, 2018 (inception) through September 30, 2019, cash used in operating activities was $15,175, resulting primarily from net loss of $15,175.

 

We intend to use substantially all of the funds held in the trust account, including any amounts representing interest earned on the trust account to complete our business combination. To the extent that our shares or debt is used, in whole or in part, as consideration to complete our 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.

 

In order to fund working capital deficiencies or finance transaction costs in connection with a business combination, our officers, directors or their affiliates may, but are not obligated to, loan us funds as may be required. If we complete a business combination, we would repay such loaned amounts. 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.

 

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We do not believe we will need to raise additional funds in order to meet the expenditures required for operating our business. However, if our estimate of undertaking in-depth due diligence and negotiating a business combination is less than the actual amount necessary to do so, we may have insufficient funds available to operate our business prior to our business combination. Moreover, we may need to obtain additional financing either to consummate our business combination or because we become obligated to redeem a significant number of our public shares upon consummation of our business combination, in which case we may issue additional securities or incur debt in connection with such business combination. Subject to compliance with applicable securities laws, we would only complete such financing simultaneously with the completion of our business combination. Following our business combination, if cash on hand is insufficient, we may need to obtain additional financing in order to meet our obligations.

 

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements; Commitments and Contractual Obligations

 

We have no obligations, assets or liabilities which would be considered off-balance sheet arrangements as of September 30, 2019. We do not participate in transactions that create relationships with unconsolidated entities or financial partnerships, often referred to as variable interest entities, which would have been established for the purpose of facilitating off-balance sheet arrangements. We have not entered into any off-balance sheet financing arrangements, established any special purpose entities, guaranteed any debt or commitments of other entities, or purchased any non-financial assets.

 

We do not have any long-term debt, capital lease obligations, operating lease obligations or long-term liabilities other than an agreement to pay UCG International Corp., an affiliate of Juan Sartori, a monthly fee of $10,000 for office space, utilities and administrative support provided to the Company. We began incurring these fees on October 17, 2019 and will continue to incur these fees monthly until the earlier of the completion of the business combination and the Company’s liquidation.

 

Critical Accounting Policies

 

The preparation of financial statements and related disclosures in conformity with GAAP 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. The Company has not identified any critical accounting policies.

 

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

 

In July 2017, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2017-11, Earnings Per Share (Topic 260), Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity (Topic 480) and Derivatives and Hedging (Topic 815): Part I. Accounting for Certain Financial Instruments with Down Round Features; Part II. Replacement of the Indefinite Deferral for Mandatorily Redeemable Financial Instruments of Certain Nonpublic Entities and Certain Mandatorily Redeemable Noncontrolling Interests with a Scope Exception. Part I of this update addresses the complexity of accounting for certain financial instruments with down round features. Down round features are features of certain equity-linked instruments (or embedded features) that result in the strike price being reduced on the basis of the pricing of future equity offerings. Also, entities must adjust their basic Earnings Per Share (“EPS”) calculation for the effect of the down round provision when triggered (that is, when the exercise price of the related equity-linked financial instrument is adjusted downward because of the down round feature). That effect is treated as a dividend and as a reduction of income available to common stockholders in basic EPS. An entity will also recognize the effect of the trigger within equity. The guidance is effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those fiscal years, beginning after December 15, 2018. We adopted this guidance during the period ended September 30, 2019. The adoption of this guidance enabled us to record the warrants as equity instruments and is not expected to have a material impact on our financial position, results of operations, cash flows or disclosures moving forward until a trigger event occurs. Part II of this update addresses the difficulty of navigating Topic 480, Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity, because of the existence of extensive pending content in the FASB Accounting Standards Codification. This pending content is the result of the indefinite deferral of accounting requirements about mandatorily redeemable financial instruments of certain nonpublic entities and certain mandatorily redeemable noncontrolling interests. The amendments in Part II of this update are not expected to have an impact on the Company.

 

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

 

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ITEM 7A. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

 

As of the period ended September 30, 2019, we were not subject to any market or interest rate risk. Following the consummation of our IPO, the net proceeds of our IPO, including amounts in deposited in the trust account, may be invested in U.S. government treasury bills, notes or bonds with a maturity of 180 days or less, or in certain money market funds that invest solely in U.S. treasuries. Due to the short-term nature of these investments, we believe there will be no associated material exposure to interest rate risk when and if the net proceeds are invested in such securities.

 

ITEM 8. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTARY DATA

 

This information appears following Item 16 of this Report and is incorporated herein by reference.

 

ITEM 9. CHANGES IN AND DISAGREEMENTS WITH ACCOUNTANTS ON ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE.

 

None.

 

ITEM 9A. CONTROL AND PROCEDURES

 

Disclosure controls and procedures are controls and other procedures that are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed in company reports filed or submitted under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”) is recorded, processed, summarized, and reported within the time periods specified in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s rules and forms. Disclosure controls and procedures include, without limitation, controls and procedures designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed in company reports filed or submitted under the Exchange Act is accumulated and communicated to management, including our Chief Executive Officer, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

 

As required by Rules 13a-15 and 15d-15 under the Exchange Act, our Chief Executive Officer carried out an evaluation of the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures as of September 30, 2019. Based upon his evaluation, he concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures were effective.

 

Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

 

This Annual Report on Form 10-K does not include a report if management’s assessment regarding internal control over financial reporting or an attestation report of our independent registered public accounting form due to a transition period established by rules of the SEC for newly public companies.

 

During the fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2019, there has been no change in our internal control over financial reporting that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

 

ITEM 9B. OTHER INFORMATION

 

None.

 

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PART III

 

ITEM 10. DIRECTORS AND EXECUTIVE OFFICERS OF THE REGISTRANT

 

Directors and Executive Officers

 

Our officers and directors are as follows:

 

Name   Age   Position
         
Juan Sartori    38    Non-Executive Chairman of the Board
         
Kyle P. Bransfield    35    Chief Executive Officer and Director
         
Daniel W. Fink    42    Chief Operating Officer and Director
         
Gerald W. Haddock    71    Director
         
Joseph J. Schena    60    Director

 

Juan Sartori has served as our non-executive Chairman of the Board since December 2018. He also served as Chairman of the Board of Union I from November 2017 until it completed its merger with Bioceres in March 2019. Mr. Sartori is the Chairman and founder of Union Group International Holdings Ltd. (Union Group), a privately owned investment and private equity management firm with significant strategic Latin American interests. These cover the agricultural, energy, forestry, infrastructure, minerals, oil & gas and real estate sectors. Mr. Sartori established Union Group in 2007. In 2008, he formed Union Agriculture Group (BVM: UAGR), one of the first companies affiliated with Union Group to consolidate agricultural assets. UAGR has grown to become the largest agricultural company in Uruguay, and one of the biggest in Latin America, with a subsidiary listed on the Montevideo Stock Exchange. Since its incorporation, Union Group and its subsidiaries have performed numerous transactions across Latin America, growing its portfolio of businesses of private and public companies. Mr. Sartori is a regular speaker about Latin American issues in worldwide conferences and media. Mr. Sartori began his career as a financial services entrepreneur in 2002 launching Union Capital Group, a Geneva based multi-strategy asset manager, selling its control in 2008. Mr. Sartori was a candidate in the 2019 Uruguayan Presidential elections under the National Party, and placed second in the primary with 23% of the party’s vote. Mr. Sartori received a Bachelor Degree in Business and Economics from École des Hautes Études Commerciales de Lausanne.

 

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We believe Mr. Sartori is well qualified to serve as a director due to his contacts and business experience, including his experience with Union I.

 

Kyle P. Bransfield has served as our Chief Executive Officer and a director since our inception. He has also served as director of Union I since November 2017 and served as its Chief Executive Officer from December 2017 until it completed its merger with Bioceres in March 2019. Mr. Bransfield currently serves on the board of the resulting entity, Bioceres Crop Solutions (NYSE American: BIOX), and sits on the audit, compensation, and nominating and governance committees). Mr. Bransfield is a Partner of Atlantic-Pacific Capital and has led the firm’s global direct private placement and structured investment activities since 2015. Mr. Bransfield has over 12 years of experience in direct equity and debt private markets principal investing, capital raising, and investment banking. Prior to joining Atlantic-Pacific, Mr. Bransfield was an investment banker in Sagent Advisors’ Private Financing Solutions Group from 2014 to 2015. Prior to Sagent, Mr. Bransfield spent five years from 2009 to 2014 as a Principal and General Partner at CS Capital Partners, a Philadelphia-based multi-family office focused on alternative investments. In his role there, he co-managed a portfolio of direct investments, served as an observer to several boards of directors, and fulfilled operating roles within portfolio companies. In 2006, Mr. Bransfield began his career in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group at Stifel Nicolaus Weisel. Mr. Bransfield received a B.S. in Business Administration from American University.

 

We believe Mr. Bransfield is well qualified to serve as a director due to his contacts and business experience, including his experience with Union I.

 

Daniel W. Fink has served as our Chief Operating Officer and a director since December 2018. He also served as a director of Union I from December 2017 until it completed its merger with Bioceres in March 2019. Mr. Fink has been a Partner at PTW Capital, an investment firm, since March 2017, and the Managing Principal at Blue Moose of Boulder, an emerging natural foods company, since October 2015. Mr. Fink has spent the majority of his career in investment banking and private equity, including working at Morgan Stanley from 1999 to 2001, J.W. Childs Associates, L.P. from 2001 to 2007, Stone Tower Equity Partners from 2007 to 2008 and Centerview Capital from 2009 to 2013. From April 2013 to March 2015, Mr. Fink was at Bacardi Limited where he served as Vice President of Finance/Business Planning. Over the course of his career, Mr. Fink has helped to build or revitalize some highly recognized brands in the consumer industry. Mr. Fink received a BA in Economics from Yale University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

 

We believe Mr. Fink is well qualified to serve as a director due to his contacts and business experience, including his experience with Union I.

 

Gerald W. Haddock has served as a director since December 2018. He also served as a director of Union I from December 2017 until it completed its merger with Bioceres in March 2019. Mr. Haddock founded Haddock Enterprises, LLC in 2000 and has served as its President since such time. Haddock Enterprises is an entrepreneurial development company concentrating on private investments and transactions, including oil and gas and real estate, located in Fort Worth, Texas. Mr. Haddock formerly served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Crescent Real Estate Equities Company, a diversified real estate investment trust, from 1994 to 1999. Mr. Haddock served as a director of Valaris plc (formerly ENSCO International, Plc.) (NYSE: VAL), a leading global offshore oil and gas drilling service company, from 1986 until May 2019. He has also served as a director of Meritage Homes Corporation (NYSE: MTH), a real estate development company that constructs single-family detached homes across the United States as well as active adult communities and luxury real estate in Arizona, since 2005 and has served as Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee since 2006 and served as a member of the Audit Committee from 2009 to 2018. Mr. Haddock is a former board member of Cano Petroleum, Inc., having served from December 2004 to October 2008. He also serves on the board of trustees and is a member of various committees for the Executive Investment Committee at Baylor University, the M.D. Anderson Proton Therapy Education and Research Foundation, the CEELI Institute and the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Educational Foundation. Mr. Haddock received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Baylor University and his J.D. from Baylor University Law School. He also has received a Masters of Law in Taxation degree from New York University School of Law and a MBA from Dallas Baptist University.

 

We believe Mr. Haddock is well qualified to serve as a director due to his contacts and business experience, including his experience with Union I, as well as his experience on other public company boards and committees.

 

Joseph J. Schena has served as a director since December 2018. He also served as a director of Union I from December 2017 until it completed its merger with Bioceres in March 2019. Mr. Schena has served as a principal and co-founder of PTW Capital since June 2017. Mr. Schena served as the Chief of Staff at Cohen Enterprises focused on C&S Wholesale Grocers and Warehouse Technologies from November 2015 until April 2019. Previously, Mr. Schena served as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President at C&S Wholesale Grocers. Prior to C&S Mr. Schena was Chief Financial Officer of Bacardi Limited from October 2012 to September 2014. Previously, Mr. Schena served as an Operating Partner at Centerview Capital from 2007 to 2012 and was involved in the $5.5 billion privatization of Del Monte Foods and the acquisition of Richelieu Foods. Prior to Centerview Capital, Mr. Schena served in various senior financial positions at Gillette from 2001 to 2007 where he was Chief Financial Officer of the Gillette business unit after the sale to P&G and Kraft/Nabisco from 1980 to 2000. Mr. Schena currently serves as a director of Warehouse Technologies, an automated warehousing company located in Wilmington, MA. He also serves as a director of Conyers Park II Acquisition Corp., a blank check company seeking to consummate an initial business combination with a target business in the consumer sector. Mr. Schena received an MBA in Finance and a BBA in Accounting from Iona College.

 

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We believe Mr. Schena is well qualified to serve as a director due to his contacts and business experience, including his experience with Union I.

 

Our board of directors is divided into three classes with only one class of directors being elected in each year and each class serving a three-year term. The term of office of the first class of directors, consisting of Mr. Schena, will expire at our first annual general meeting of shareholders. The term of office of the second class of directors, consisting of Messrs. Haddock and Fink, will expire at the second annual general meeting. The term of office of the third class of directors, consisting of Messrs. Bransfield and Sartori, will expire at the third annual general meeting.

 

Director Independence

 

Our board has determined that each of Messrs. Sartori, Haddock and Schena is an “independent director” under Nasdaq listing standards and applicable SEC rules.

 

Our independent directors will have regularly scheduled meetings at which only independent directors are present.

 

Any affiliated transactions will be on terms no less favorable to us than could be obtained from independent parties. Our board of directors will review and approve all affiliated transactions with any interested director abstaining from such review and approval.

 

Audit Committee

 

Effective October 17, 2019, we established an audit committee of the board of directors, in accordance with Section 3(a)(58)(A) of the Exchange Act, which consists of Juan Sartori, Gerald Haddock and Joseph Schena, each of whom is an independent director under Nasdaq’s listing standards. Notwithstanding that Mr. Sartori is an independent director under Nasdaq’s listing standards, Mr. Sartori owns more than 10% of our ordinary shares and as a result, does not fall under the Safe Harbor Provision of SEC Rule 10A-3. The audit committee’s duties, which are specified in our Audit Committee Charter, include, but are not limited to:

 

reviewing and discussing with management and the independent registered public accounting firm the annual audited financial statements, and recommending to the board whether the audited financial statements should be included in our Form 10-K;
discussing with management and the independent registered public accounting firm significant financial reporting issues and judgments made in connection with the preparation of our financial statements;
discussing with management major risk assessment and risk management policies;
monitoring the independence of the independent registered public accounting firm;
verifying the rotation of the lead (or coordinating) audit partner having primary responsibility for the audit and the audit partner responsible for reviewing the audit as required by law;
reviewing and approving all related-party transactions;
inquiring and discussing with management our compliance with applicable laws and regulations;
pre-approving all audit services and permitted non-audit services to be performed by our independent registered public accounting firm, including the fees and terms of the services to be performed;
appointing or replacing the independent registered public accounting firm;
determining the compensation and oversight of the work of the independent registered public accounting firm (including resolution of disagreements between management and the independent registered public accounting firm regarding financial reporting) for the purpose of preparing or issuing an audit report or related work;
establishing procedures for the receipt, retention and treatment of complaints received by us regarding accounting, internal accounting controls or reports which raise material issues regarding our financial statements or accounting policies; and
approving reimbursement of expenses incurred by our management team in identifying potential target businesses.

 

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Financial Experts on Audit Committee

 

The audit committee will at all times be composed exclusively of “independent directors” who are able to read and understand fundamental financial statements as required under Nasdaq listing standards.

 

In addition, we must certify to Nasdaq that the committee has, and will continue to have, at least one member who has past employment experience in finance or accounting, requisite professional certification in accounting, or other comparable experience or background that results in the individual’s financial sophistication. The board of directors has determined that Mr. Schena qualifies as an “audit committee financial expert,” as defined under rules and regulations of the SEC.

 

Nominating Committee

 

Effective October 17, 2019, we established a nominating committee of the board of directors, which will consist of Juan Sartori, Gerald Haddock and Joseph Schena, each of whom is an independent director under Nasdaq’s listing standards. The nominating committee is responsible for overseeing the selection of persons to be nominated to serve on our board of directors. The nominating committee considers persons identified by its members, management, shareholders, investment bankers and others.

 

Guidelines for Selecting Director Nominees

 

The guidelines for selecting nominees, which are specified in the Nominating Committee Charter, generally provide that persons to be nominated:

 

  should have demonstrated notable or significant achievements in business, education or public service;
  should possess the requisite intelligence, education and experience to make a significant contribution to the board of directors and bring a range of skills, diverse perspectives and backgrounds to its deliberations; and
  should have the highest ethical standards, a strong sense of professionalism and intense dedication to serving the interests of the shareholders.

 

The Nominating Committee will consider a number of qualifications relating to management and leadership experience, background, and integrity and professionalism in evaluating a person’s candidacy for membership on the board of directors. The nominating committee may require certain skills or attributes, such as financial or accounting experience, to meet specific board needs that arise from time to time and will also consider the overall experience and makeup of its members to obtain a broad and diverse mix of board members. The nominating committee does not distinguish among nominees recommended by shareholders and other persons.

 

There have been no material changes to the procedures by which security holders may recommend nominees to our board of directors.

 

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Compensation Committee

 

Effective October 17, 2019, we established a compensation committee of the board of directors, which consists of Juan Sartori, Gerald Haddock, and Joseph Schena, each of whom is an independent director under Nasdaq’s listing standards. The compensation committee’s duties, which are specified in our Compensation Committee Charter, include, but are not limited to:

 

  reviewing and approving on an annual basis the corporate goals and objectives relevant to our Chief Executive Officer’s compensation, evaluating our Chief Executive Officer’s performance in light of such goals and objectives and determining and approving the remuneration (if any) of our Chief Executive Officer based on such evaluation;
  reviewing and approving the compensation of all of our other executive officers;
  reviewing our executive compensation policies and plans;
  implementing and administering our incentive compensation equity-based remuneration plans;
  assisting management in complying with our proxy statement and annual report disclosure requirements;
  approving all special perquisites, special cash payments and other special compensation and benefit arrangements for our executive officers and employees;
  if required, producing a report on executive compensation to be included in our annual proxy statement; and
  reviewing, evaluating, and recommending changes, if appropriate, to the remuneration for directors.

 

Code of Ethics

 

Effective October 17, 2019, we adopted a code of ethics that applies to all of our executive officers, directors, and employees. The code of ethics codifies the business and ethical principles that govern all aspects of our business.

 

ITEM 11. EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION

 

Executive Compensation

 

No executive officer has received any cash compensation for services rendered to us. Commencing on the date of this prospectus through the acquisition of a target business, we will pay UCG International Corp., an affiliate of Mr. Sartori, $10,000 per month for providing us with office space and certain office and secretarial services. However, this arrangement is solely for our benefit and is not intended to provide our executive officers or directors compensation in lieu of a salary. We will also pay Dan Fink, our Chief Operating Officer, a $10,000 per month consulting fee commencing on the date of this prospectus through the acquisition of a target business.

 

Other than the $10,000 per month administrative fee, the $10,000 per month consulting fee to our Chief Operating Officer, the portion of the business combination marketing agreement fee payable to Atlantic-Pacific Capital, Inc. and the repayment of $175,000 of non-interest bearing loans made to us by Union Group International Holdings Limited, one of our initial shareholders and an affiliate of Juan Sartori, our Non-Executive Chairman of the Board, no compensation or fees of any kind, including finder’s, consulting fees, and other similar fees, will be paid to our initial shareholders, members of our management team, or their respective affiliates, for services rendered prior to or in connection with the consummation of our initial business combination (regardless of the type of transaction that it is). However, they will receive reimbursement for any out-of-pocket expenses incurred by them in connection with their performance of any duties on our behalf, such as identifying potential target businesses, performing business due diligence on suitable target businesses and business combinations as well as traveling to and from the offices, plants or similar locations of prospective target businesses to examine their operations. There is no limit on the amount of out-of-pocket expenses reimbursable by us.

 

After our initial business combination, members of our management team who remain with us may be paid consulting, management or other fees from the combined company with any and all amounts being fully disclosed to shareholders, to the extent then known, in the proxy solicitation materials furnished to our shareholders. The amount of such compensation may not be known at the time of a shareholder meeting held to consider an initial business combination, as it will be up to the directors of the post-combination business to determine executive and director compensation. In this event, such compensation will be publicly disclosed at the time of its determination in a Current Report on Form 8-K, as required by the SEC.

 

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ITEM 12. SECURITY OWNERSHIP OF CERTAIN BENEFICIAL OWNERS AND MANAGEMENT AND RELATED SHAREHOLDER MATTERS

 

The following table sets forth information regarding the beneficial ownership of our ordinary shares by:

 

  each person known by us to be the beneficial owner of more than 5% of our outstanding ordinary shares;
  each of our officers and directors; and
  all of our officers and directors as a group.

 

Unless otherwise indicated, we believe that all persons named in the table have sole voting and investment power with respect to all ordinary shares beneficially owned by them. The following table does not reflect record of beneficial ownership of the warrants included in the units offered in the IPO or the Private Placement Warrants as these warrants are not exercisable within 60 days of the date hereof.

 

   Amount and   Approximate 
   Nature of   Percentage of 
   Beneficial   Outstanding 
Name and Address of Beneficial Owner(1)   Ownership   Shares 
Juan Sartori   2,352,500(2)   9.4%
Kyle P. Bransfield   2,502,500(3)   10.0%
Daniel W. Fink   75,000    * 
Gerald W. Haddock   25,000    * 
Joseph J. Schena   25,000    * 
Union Group International Holdings Limited   2,352,500    9.4%
Union Acquisition Associates II, LLC   2,352,500    9.4%
Siu Min Wong(4)   1,500,000    6.0%
All directors and executive officers as a group (five individuals)   4,980,000    19.9%

 

 

* Less than 1%.
(1) Unless otherwise indicated, the business address of each of the individuals is 509 Madison Ave, Ninth Floor, New York, NY 10017.
(2) Represents shares held by Union Group International Holdings Limited, an entity controlled by Mr. Sartori.
(3) Includes shares held by Union Acquisition Associates II, LLC, an entity controlled by Mr. Bransfield, and PENSCO Trust Company, which holds shares for Mr. Bransfield as beneficiary.
(4) The business address of Mr. Wong is 590 Madison Avenue, 15th Floor, New York, New York 10022. Represents shares held for the account of Linden Capital L.P. (“Linden Capital”) and one or more separately managed accounts (the “Managed Accounts”). Linden GP is the general partner of Linden Capital and, in such capacity, may be deemed to beneficially own the shares held by Linden Capital. Linden Advisors is the investment manager of Linden Capital and trading advisor or investment advisor for the Managed Accounts. Mr. Wong is the principal owner and controlling person of Linden Advisors and Linden GP. In such capacities, Linden Advisors and Mr. Wong may each be deemed to beneficially own the shares held by each of Linden Capital and the Managed Accounts. The foregoing information was derived from a Schedule 13G filed on November 1, 2019.

 

All of the founders’ shares outstanding prior to our IPO have been placed in escrow with Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, as escrow agent, until the earlier of one year after the date of the consummation of our initial business combination and the date on which the closing price of our ordinary shares equals or exceeds $12.00 per share (as adjusted for share splits, share capitalizations, reorganizations and recapitalizations) for any 20 trading days within any 30-trading day period commencing 150 days after our initial business combination, or earlier if, subsequent to our initial business combination, we consummate a liquidation, merger, stock exchange or other similar transaction which results in all of our shareholders having the right to exchange their ordinary shares for cash, securities or other property.

 

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During the escrow period, the holders of these shares will not be able to sell or transfer their securities except for transfers, assignments or sales (i) to our initial shareholders, officers, directors, consultants or their affiliates, (ii) to an initial shareholder’s members upon its liquidation, (iii) to relatives and trusts for estate planning purposes, (iv) by virtue of the laws of descent and distribution upon death, (v) pursuant to a qualified domestic relations order, (vi) to us for no value for cancellation in connection with the consummation of our initial business combination, or (vii) in connection with the consummation of our initial business combination, by private sales at prices no greater than the price at which the shares were originally purchased, in each case (except for clause (vi) or with our prior consent) where the transferee agrees to the terms of the escrow agreement and to be bound by these transfer restrictions, but will retain all other rights as our shareholders, including, without limitation, the right to vote their ordinary shares and the right to receive cash dividends, if declared. If dividends are declared and payable in ordinary shares, such dividends will also be placed in escrow. If we are unable to effect a business combination and liquidate, there will be no liquidation distribution with respect to the founders’ shares.

 

Our executive officers and directors, and Union Group International Holdings Limited and Atlantic-Pacific Capital, each affiliates of our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, respectively, are our “promoters,” as that term is defined under the federal securities laws.

 

Equity Compensation Plans

 

As of September 30, 2019, we had no compensation plans (including individual compensation arrangements) under which equity securities of the registrant were authorized for issuance.

 

ITEM 13. CERTAIN RELATIONSHIPS AND RELATED TRANSACTIONS, AND DIRECTOR INDEPENDENCE

 

For a complete discussion regarding certain relationships and related transactions, see the section titled “Certain Transactions” contained in our prospectus dated October 17, 2019, incorporated by reference herein.

 

ITEM 14. PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTING FEES AND SERVICES.

 

The firm of WithumSmith+Brown, PC (“Withum”) acts as our independent registered public accounting firm. The following is a summary of fees paid to Withum for services rendered.

 

Audit Fees

 

During the period from December 6, 2018 (inception) through September 30, 2019, fees for our independent registered public accounting firm were approximately $27,875 for the services Withum performed in connection with our IPO and the audit of our September 30, 2019 financial statements included in this Annual Report on Form 10-K.

 

Audit-Related Fees

 

During the period from December 6, 2018 (inception) through September 30, 2019, our independent registered public accounting firm did not render assurance and related services related to the performance of the audit or review of financial statements.

 

Tax Fees

 

During the period from December 6, 2018 (inception) through September 30, 2019, our independent registered public accounting firm did not render services to us for tax compliance, tax advice and tax planning.

 

All Other Fees

 

During the period from December 6, 2018 (inception) through September 30, 2019, there were no fees billed for products and services provided by our independent registered public accounting firm other than those set forth above.

 

Audit Committee Approval

 

Because our audit committee was not formed until October 17, 2019, the audit committee did not pre-approve all of the foregoing services, although any services rendered prior to the formation of our audit committee were approved by our board of directors. However, in accordance with Section 10A(i) of the Exchange Act, before we engage our independent registered public accounting firm to render audit or non-audit services on a going-forward basis, the engagement will be approved by our audit committee.

 

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PART IV

 

ITEM 15. EXHIBITS, FINANCIAL STATEMENTS, AND SCHEDULES

 

(a) The following documents are filed as part of this report:

 

(1) Financial Statements:

 

  Page
Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm F-2
Balance Sheet F-3
Statement of Operations F-4
Statement of Changes in Shareholder’s Equity (Deficit) F-5
Statement of Cash Flows F-6
Notes to Financial Statements F-7

 

(2) Financial Statement Schedules:

 

None.

 

(b) The following Exhibits are filed as part of this report:

 

Exhibit No.   Description
3.1   Amended and Restated Memorandum and Articles of Association.*
4.1   Specimen Unit Certificate.**
4.2   Specimen Ordinary Share Certificate.**
4.3   Specimen Warrant Certificate.**
4.4   Warrant Agreement between Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company and the Registrant.*
10.1   Form of Letter Agreement from each of the Registrant’s initial shareholders, officers and directors.**
10.2   Investment Management Trust Agreement between Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company and the Registrant.*
10.3   Registration Rights Agreement*
10.4   Share Escrow Agreement*
10.5   Administrative Services Agreement*
10.6   Consulting Agreement*
14   Code of Ethics.**
31.1   Certification of Principal Executive Officer and Principal Financial and Accounting Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
32   Certification pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

 

 

* Incorporated by reference to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on October 21, 2019
** Incorporated by reference to the Registrant’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (SEC File No. 333-233988).

 

ITEM 16. FORM 10-K SUMMARY

 

None.

 

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UNION ACQUISITION CORP. II

 

INDEX TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm F-2
Financial Statements:  
Balance Sheet F-3
Statement of Operations F-4
Statement of Changes in Shareholder’s Equity F-5
Statement of Cash Flows F-6
Notes to Financial Statements F-7 to F-16

 

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REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

 

To the Shareholders and the Board of Directors of

Union Acquisition Corp. II

 

Opinion on the Financial Statements

 

We have audited the accompanying balance sheet of Union Acquisition Corp. II (the “Company”) as of September 30, 2019, and the related statement of operations, changes in shareholder’s equity and cash flows for the period from December 6, 2018 (inception) through September 30, 2019, and the related notes (collectively referred to as the “financial statements”). In our opinion, the financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of the Company as of September 30, 2019, and the results of its operations and its cash flows for the period from December 6, 2018 (inception) through September 30, 2019, in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

 

Basis for Opinion

 

These financial statements are the responsibility of the Company’s management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the Company’s financial statements based on our audit. We are a public accounting firm registered with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States) (“PCAOB”) and are required to be independent with respect to the Company in accordance with the U.S. federal securities laws and the applicable rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the PCAOB.

 

We conducted our audit in accordance with the standards of the PCAOB. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement, whether due to error or fraud. The Company is not required to have, nor were we engaged to perform, an audit of its internal control over financial reporting. As part of our audit we are required to obtain an understanding of internal control over financial reporting but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the entity’s internal control over financial reporting. Accordingly, we express no such opinion.

 

Our audit included performing procedures to assess the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to error or fraud, and performing procedures that respond to those risks. Such procedures included examining, on a test basis, evidence regarding the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. Our audit also included evaluating the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial statements. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion.

 

/s/ WithumSmith+Brown, PC  

 

We have served as the Company’s auditor since 2019.

 

New York, New York

December 30, 2019

 

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UNION ACQUISITION CORP. II

BALANCE SHEET

SEPTEMBER 30, 2019

 

ASSETS    
Current asset - cash  $27,831 
Deferred offering costs   213,307 
Total Assets  $241,138 
      
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDER’S EQUITY     
Current Liabilities     
Accrued offering costs  $56,313 
Promissory note – related party   175,000 
Total Current Liabilities   231,313 
      
Commitments     
      
Shareholder’s Equity     
Preference shares, $0.0001 par value, 1,000,000 shares authorized; no shares issued and outstanding    
Ordinary shares, $0.0001 par value, 150,000,000 shares authorized; 5,031,250 shares issued and outstanding (1)   503 
Additional paid-in capital   24,497 
Accumulated deficit   (15,175)
Total Shareholder’s Equity   9,825 
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDER’S EQUITY  $241,138 

 

(1)Included up to 656,250 shares subject to forfeiture if the over-allotment option was not exercised in full or in part by the underwriters (see Note 4). On October 22, 2019, as a result of the underwriters’ election to partially exercise their over-allotment option, 31,250 shares were forfeited.

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of the financial statements.

 

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UNION ACQUISITION CORP. II

STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS

FOR THE PERIOD FROM DECEMBER 6, 2018 (INCEPTION) THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30, 2019

 

 

Operating and formation costs  $15,175 
Net loss  $(15,175)
      
Weighted average number of shares outstanding, basic and diluted (1)   4,375,000 
      
Basic and diluted net loss per share  $(0.00)

 

(1)Excluded up to 656,250 shares subject to forfeiture if the over-allotment option was not exercised in full or in part by the underwriters (see Note 4). On October 22, 2019, as a result of the underwriters’ election to partially exercise their over-allotment option, 31,250 shares were forfeited.

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of the financial statements.

 

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UNION ACQUISITION CORP. II

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN SHAREHOLDER’S EQUITY

FOR THE PERIOD FROM DECEMBER 6, 2018 (INCEPTION) THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30, 2019

 

   Ordinary Shares   Additional
Paid-in
   Accumulated   Total
Shareholder’s
 
   Shares   Amount   Capital   Deficit   Equity 
Balance, December 6, 2018 (inception)      $   $   $   $ 
                          
Ordinary shares issued to the Initial Shareholder (1)   5,031,250    503    24,497        25,000 
                          
Net loss               (15,175)   (15,175)
Balance at September 30, 2019   5,031,250   $503   $24,497   $(15,175)  $9,825 

 

(1)Included up to 656,250 shares subject to forfeiture if the over-allotment option was not exercised in full or in part by the underwriters (see Note 4). On October 22, 2019, as a result of the underwriters’ election to partially exercise their over-allotment option, 31,250 shares were forfeited.

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of the financial statements.

 

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UNION ACQUISITION CORP. II

STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS

FOR THE PERIOD FROM DECEMBER 6, 2018 (INCEPTION) THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30, 2019

 

Cash Flows from Operating Activities:    
Net loss  $(15,175)
Net cash used in operating activities   (15,175)
      
Cash Flows from Financing Activities:     
Proceeds from issuance of ordinary shares to the Initial Shareholder   25,000 
Proceeds from promissory note — related party   175,000 
Payment of offering costs   (156,994)
Net cash used in financing activities   (43,006)
      
Net change in cash   27,831 
Cash at beginning of period    
Cash at end of period  $27,831 
      
Non-cash Financing Activities:     
Deferred offering costs included in accrued offering costs  $56,313 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of the financial statements.

 

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UNION ACQUISITION CORP. II

NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

NOTE 1 — ORGANIZATION AND PLAN OF BUSINESS OPERATIONS

 

Union Acquisition Corp. II (the “Company”) is a blank check company incorporated as a Cayman Islands exempted company on December 6, 2018. The Company was formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, recapitalization, reorganization or other similar business combination with one or more businesses or entities that the Company has not yet identified (a “Business Combination”).

 

The Company’s efforts to identify a prospective target business will not be limited to a particular industry or geographic region, although the Company intends to focus its search for a target business located in Latin America. The Company is an emerging growth company and, as such, the Company is subject to all of the risks associated with emerging growth companies.

 

At September 30, 2019, the Company had not yet commenced any operations. All activity through September 30, 2019 relates to the Company’s formation and the preparation of its initial public offering (the “Initial Public Offering”), which is described below. The Company will not generate any operating revenues until after the completion of its initial Business Combination, at the earliest. The Company anticipates it will generate non-operating income in the form of interest income from the proceeds derived from the Initial Public Offering. The Company originally selected December 31 as its fiscal year end. On October 17, 2019, the Company changed its fiscal year end to September 30.

 

The registration statement for the Company’s Initial Public Offering was declared effective on October 17, 2019. On October 22, 2019, the Company consummated the Initial Public Offering of 20,000,000 units (the “Units” and, with respect to the ordinary shares included in the Units being offered, the “Public Shares”), which includes the partial exercise by the underwriters of their over-allotment option in the amount of 2,500,000 Units, at $10.00 per Unit, generating gross proceeds of $200,000,000 which is described in Note 3.

 

Simultaneously with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, the Company consummated the sale of 6,250,000 warrants (the “Private Placement Warrants”) at a price of $1.00 per warrant in a private placement to two of the Company’s shareholders, generating gross proceeds of $6,250,000, which is described in Note 4.

 

Transaction costs amounted to $4,529,222, consisting of $4,000,000 of underwriting fees and $529,222 of other offering costs. In addition, $1,888,753 of cash was held outside of the Trust Account (as defined below) and is available for working capital purposes.

 

Following the closing of the Initial Public Offering on October 22, 2019, an amount of $200,000,000 ($10.00 per Unit) from the net proceeds of the sale of the Units in the Initial Public Offering and the sale of the Private Placement Warrants was placed in a trust account (the “Trust Account”) and invested in U.S. government treasury bills with a maturity of 180 days or less or in money market funds meeting certain conditions under Rule 2a-7 under the Investment Company Act, which invest only in direct U.S. government treasury obligations, until the earlier of (i) the consummation of the Business Combination or (ii) the distribution of the Trust Account, as described below.

 

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UNION ACQUISITION CORP. II

NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

The Company’s 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 Warrants, although substantially all of the net proceeds are intended to be applied generally toward consummating a Business Combination. The Company’s initial Business Combination must be with one or more target businesses that together have a fair market value equal to at least 80% of the balance in the Trust Account (excluding taxes payable on the income earned on the funds held in trust) at the time of the signing of an agreement to enter into a Business Combination. The Company will only complete a Business Combination if the post-Business Combination 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 1940, as amended, or the Investment Company Act. There is no assurance that the Company will be able to successfully effect a Business Combination.

 

The Company will provide the holders of the public shares (the “Public Shareholders”) with the opportunity to redeem all or a portion of their Public Shares upon the completion of a Business Combination, either (i) in connection with a shareholder meeting called to approve the Business Combination or (ii) by means of a tender offer. The decision as to whether the Company will seek shareholder approval of a Business Combination or conduct a tender offer will be made by the Company, solely in its discretion. The Public Shareholders will be entitled to redeem their Public Shares for a pro rata portion of the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account. There will be no redemption rights upon the completion of a Business Combination with respect to the Company’s warrants. The ordinary shares subject to redemption will be recorded at a redemption value and classified as temporary equity upon the completion of the Initial Public Offering, in accordance with Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 480 “Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity.”

 

The Company will proceed with a Business Combination only if it has net tangible assets of at least $5,000,001 upon consummation of the Business Combination and, in the case of a shareholder vote, a majority of the outstanding ordinary shares voted are voted in favor of the Business Combination. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if the Company seeks shareholder approval of the Business Combination and the Company does not conduct redemptions pursuant to the tender offer rules, a Public Shareholder, together with any affiliate of such shareholder or any other person with whom such shareholder is acting in concert or as a “group” (as defined in Section 13(d)(3) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), will be restricted from redeeming its shares with respect to more than an aggregate of 15% of the Public Shares. In connection with any initial Business Combination, the holders of the Company’s ordinary shares issued prior to the Initial Public Offering (the “Initial Shareholders”) and officers and directors and their affiliates have agreed (i) to vote any ordinary shares owned by them in favor of a Business Combination if a vote is held to approve the Business Combination, (ii) not to redeem any of their ordinary shares in connection therewith or any amendment to the Company’s charter documents prior to the consummation of a Business Combination and (iii) not to sell any of their ordinary shares to the Company in a tender offer.

 

The Company will have until April 22, 2021 to complete a Business Combination (the “Combination Period”). If the Company has not completed a Business Combination within the Combination Period, the Company will (i) cease all operations except for the purpose of winding up, (ii) as promptly as reasonably possible but not more than ten business days thereafter, redeem 100% of the Public Shares, at a per-share price, payable in cash, equal to the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account, including interest (which interest shall be net of taxes payable, and less up to $100,000 of interest to pay liquidation expenses) divided by the number of then outstanding Public Shares, which redemption will completely extinguish the rights of the Public Shareholders as shareholders (including the right to receive further liquidation distributions, if any), subject to applicable law, and (iii) as promptly as reasonably possible following such redemption, subject to the approval of the Company’s remaining shareholders and its Board of Directors, dissolve and liquidate, subject in each case to the Company’s obligations under Cayman Islands law to provide for claims of creditors and the requirements of other applicable law. The proceeds deposited in the Trust Account could, however, become subject to claims of creditors. Therefore, the actual per-share redemption amount could be reduced.

 

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NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

In the event of a liquidation, the Public Shareholders will be entitled to receive a full pro rata interest in the Trust Account (less up to $100,000 of interest to pay liquidation expenses and which interest shall be net of taxes payable). There will be no redemption rights or liquidating distributions with respect to the Public Warrants (as defined in Note 3), the Founder Shares (as defined in Note 4) or the Private Placement Warrants, which will expire worthless if the Company fails to complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period.

 

In order to protect the amounts held in the Trust Account, Union Group International Holdings Limited (“Union Group”), one of the Company’s initial shareholders and an affiliate of a director of the Company, has agreed to be liable to the Company if and to the extent any claims by a vendor for services rendered or products sold to the Company, or a prospective target business with which the Company has discussed entering into a transaction agreement, reduce the amount of funds in the Trust Account. This liability will not apply with respect to any claims by a third party who executed a waiver of any right, title, interest or claim of any kind in or to any monies held in the Trust Account or to any claims under the Company’s indemnity of the underwriters of the Initial Public Offering against certain liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). Moreover, in the event that an executed waiver is deemed to be unenforceable against a third party, Union Group will not be responsible to the extent of any liability for such third-party claims. The Company will seek to reduce the possibility that Union Group will have to indemnify the Trust Account due to claims of creditors by endeavoring to have all vendors, service providers (except the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm), prospective target businesses or other entities with which the Company does business, execute agreements with the Company waiving any right, title, interest or claim of any kind in or to monies held in the Trust Account.

 

NOTE 2 — SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

 

Basis of Presentation

 

The accompanying financial statements are presented in U.S. dollars and have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”) and pursuant to the accounting and disclosure rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”).

 

Emerging Growth Company

 

The Company is an “emerging growth company,” as defined in Section 2(a) of the Securities Act, as modified by the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012 (the “JOBS Act”), and it may 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 its periodic reports and proxy statements, and exemptions from the requirements of holding a nonbinding advisory vote on executive compensation and shareholder approval of any golden parachute payments not previously approved.

 

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NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

Further, Section 102(b)(1) of the JOBS Act exempts emerging growth companies from being required to comply with new or revised financial accounting standards until private companies (that is, those that have not had a Securities Act registration statement declared effective or do not have a class of securities registered under the Exchange Act) are required to comply with the new or revised financial accounting standards. The JOBS Act provides that a company can elect to opt out of the extended transition period and comply with the requirements that apply to non-emerging growth companies but any such election to opt out is irrevocable. The Company has elected not to opt out of such extended transition period which means that when a standard is issued or revised and it has different application dates for public or private companies, the Company, as an emerging growth company, can adopt the new or revised standard at the time private companies adopt the new or revised standard. This may make comparison of the Company’s financial statements with another public company which is neither an emerging growth company nor an emerging growth company which has opted out of using the extended transition period difficult or impossible because of the potential differences in accounting standards used.

 

Use of Estimates

 

The preparation of the financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period.

 

Making estimates requires management to exercise significant judgment. It is at least reasonably possible that the estimate of the effect of a condition, situation or set of circumstances that existed at the date of the balance sheet, which management considered in formulating its estimate, could change in the near term due to one or more future confirming events. Accordingly, the actual results could differ significantly from those estimates.

 

Cash and Cash Equivalents

 

The Company considers all short-term investments with an original maturity of three months or less when purchased to be cash equivalents. The Company did not have any cash equivalents as of September 30, 2019.

 

Deferred Offering Costs

 

Offering costs consist of legal, accounting, underwriting fees and other costs incurred through the balance sheet date that are directly related to the Initial Public Offering. On October 22, 2019, Offering costs amounting to $4,529,222 were charged to shareholders’ equity upon the completion of the Initial Public Offering. These costs include underwriting fees of $4,000,000 and $529,222 of other offering costs.

 

Income Taxes

 

The Company accounts for income taxes under ASC Topic 740, “Income Taxes,” which requires an asset and liability approach to financial accounting and reporting for income taxes. Deferred income tax assets and liabilities are computed for differences between the financial statement and tax bases of assets and liabilities that will result in future taxable or deductible amounts, based on enacted tax laws and rates applicable to the periods in which the differences are expected to affect taxable income. Valuation allowances are established, when necessary, to reduce deferred tax assets to the amount expected to be realized.

 

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UNION ACQUISITION CORP. II

NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

ASC Topic 740 prescribes a recognition threshold and a measurement attribute for the financial statement recognition and measurement of tax positions taken or expected to be taken in a tax return. For those benefits to be recognized, a tax position must be more-likely-than-not to be sustained upon examination by taxing authorities. The Company’s management determined that the Cayman Islands is the Company’s only major tax jurisdiction. The Company recognizes accrued interest and penalties related to unrecognized tax benefits as income tax expense. As of September 30, 2019, there were no unrecognized tax benefits and no amounts accrued for interest and penalties. The Company is currently not aware of any issues under review that could result in significant payments, accruals or material deviation from its position. The Company is subject to income tax examinations by major taxing authorities since inception.

 

The Company’s tax provision is zero because the Company is incorporated in the Cayman Islands with no connection to any other taxable jurisdiction. The Company is considered to be an exempted Cayman Islands company and is presently not subject to income taxes or income tax filing requirements in the Cayman Islands or the United States. As such, the Company has no deferred tax assets.

 

Net Loss Per Ordinary Share

 

Net loss per ordinary share is computed by dividing net loss by the weighted average number of ordinary shares outstanding during the period, excluding ordinary shares subject to forfeiture. Weighted average shares were reduced for the effect of an aggregate of 656,250 ordinary shares which were subject to forfeiture if the over-allotment option was not exercised by the underwriters (see Notes 4 and 6). At September 30, 2019, the Company did not have any dilutive securities or other contracts that could, potentially, be exercised or converted into ordinary shares and then share in the earnings of the Company. As a result, diluted loss per share is the same as basic loss per share for the period presented.

 

Concentration of Credit Risk

 

Financial instruments that potentially subject the Company to concentrations of credit risk consist of a cash account in a financial institution, which at times, may exceed the Federal depository insurance coverage of $250,000. At September 30, 2019, the Company had not experienced losses on this account and management believes the Company is not exposed to significant risks on such account.

 

Financial Instruments

 

The fair value of the Company’s assets and liabilities, which qualify as financial instruments under ASC Topic 820, “Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures,” approximates the carrying amounts represented in the balance sheet, primarily due to their short-term nature.

 

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UNION ACQUISITION CORP. II

NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

 

In July 2017, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2017-11, Earnings Per Share (Topic 260), Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity (Topic 480) and Derivatives and Hedging (Topic 815): Part I. Accounting for Certain Financial Instruments with Down Round Features; Part II. Replacement of the Indefinite Deferral for Mandatorily Redeemable Financial Instruments of Certain Nonpublic Entities and Certain Mandatorily Redeemable Noncontrolling Interests with a Scope Exception. Part I of this update addresses the complexity of accounting for certain financial instruments with down round features. Down round features are features of certain equity-linked instruments (or embedded features) that result in the strike price being reduced on the basis of the pricing of future equity offerings. Also, entities must adjust their basic Earnings Per Share (“EPS”) calculation for the effect of the down round provision when triggered (that is, when the exercise price of the related equity-linked financial instrument is adjusted downward because of the down round feature). That effect is treated as a dividend and as a reduction of income available to common stockholders in basic EPS. An entity will also recognize the effect of the trigger within equity. The guidance is effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those fiscal years, beginning after December 15, 2018. The Company adopted this guidance during the period ended September 30, 2019. The adoption of this guidance enabled the Company to record the warrants as equity instruments and is not expected to have a material impact on the Company’s financial position, results of operations, cash flows or disclosures moving forward until a trigger event occurs. Part II of this update addresses the difficulty of navigating Topic 480, Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity, because of the existence of extensive pending content in the FASB Accounting Standards Codification. This pending content is the result of the indefinite deferral of accounting requirements about mandatorily redeemable financial instruments of certain nonpublic entities and certain mandatorily redeemable noncontrolling interests. The amendments in Part II of this update are not expected to have an impact on the Company.

 

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

 

NOTE 3 — INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERING

 

Pursuant to the Initial Public Offering, the Company sold 20,000,000 Units, at a purchase price of $10.00 per Unit, which includes the partial exercise by the underwriters of their over-allotment option in the amount of 2,500,000 Units at $10.00 per Unit. Each Unit consists of one ordinary share and one redeemable warrant (“Public Warrant”). Each Public Warrant entitles the holder to purchase one ordinary share at a price of $11.50 per share (see Note 6).

 

NOTE 4 — RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

 

Founder Shares

 

In December 2018, the Company issued an aggregate of 4,312,500 ordinary shares (“Founder Shares”) for an aggregate purchase price of $25,000. In August 2019, the Company effected a share capitalization pursuant to which the Company issued an additional 718,750 ordinary shares. All share and per-share amounts have been retroactively restated to reflect the share capitalization. As a result, there were 5,031,250 shares outstanding, of which an aggregate of up to 656,250 shares were subject to forfeiture by the Initial Shareholders to the extent that the underwriters’ over-allotment was not exercised in full or in part, so that the Initial Shareholders would own 20% of the Company’s issued and outstanding shares after the Initial Public Offering. As a result of the underwriters’ election to partially exercise their over-allotment option, 31,250 Founder Shares were forfeited and 625,000 Founder Shares are no longer subject to forfeiture. Thus, at October 22, 2019, there are 5,000,000 ordinary shares to the Initial Shareholders outstanding.

 

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UNION ACQUISITION CORP. II

NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

The Initial Shareholders have agreed, subject to limited exceptions, not to transfer, assign or sell any of the Founder Shares until the earlier of (i) one year after the date of the consummation of a Business Combination and (ii) the date on which the closing price of the Company’s ordinary shares equals or exceeds $12.50 price per share (as adjusted for share splits, share dividends, reorganizations and recapitalizations) for any 20 trading days within any 30-trading day period commencing 150 days after a Business Combination, or earlier if, subsequent to a Business Combination, the Company consummates a subsequent liquidation, merger, share exchange or other similar transaction which results in all of the Company’s shareholders having the right to exchange their ordinary shares for cash, securities or other property.

 

Private Placement

 

Simultaneously with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, certain of the Initial Shareholders purchased an aggregate of 6,250,000 Private Placement Warrants at a price of $1.00 Per Private Placement Warrant for an aggregate purchase price of $6,250,000. Each Private Placement Warrant is exercisable to purchase one ordinary share at an exercise price of $11.50. The proceeds from the Private Placement Warrants were added to the proceeds from the Initial Public Offering to be held in the Trust Account. If the Company does not complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period, the proceeds of 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 will expire worthless. There will be no redemption rights or liquidating distributions from the Trust Account with respect to the Private Placement Warrants.

 

The Private Placement Warrants are identical to the Public Warrants underlying the Units sold in the Initial Public Offering, except that the Private Placement Warrants (i) will not be redeemable by the Company and (ii) may be exercised for cash or on a cashless basis, so long as they are held by the initial purchasers or any of their permitted transferees. If the Private Placement Warrants are held by holders other than the initial purchasers or any of their permitted transferees, the Private Placement Warrants will be redeemable by the Company and exercisable by the holders on the same basis as the Public Warrants. In addition, the Private Placement Warrants may not be transferable, assignable or salable until 30 days after the consummation of a Business Combination, subject to certain limited exceptions.

 

Promissory Note — Related Party

 

The Company issued an unsecured promissory note to Union Group on December 19, 2018, pursuant to which the Company may borrow up to aggregate principal amount of $200,000 (the “Promissory Note”). The Promissory Note is non-interest bearing and payable on the earlier of (i) December 31, 2019, (ii) the consummation of the Initial Public Offering or (iii) the date on which the Company determines not to proceed with the Initial Public Offering. As of September 30, 2019, there was $175,000 outstanding under the Promissory Note. The Promissory Note was repaid on December 5, 2019.

 

Support Services

 

The Company entered into an agreement, commencing on October 17, 2019 through the earlier of the consummation of a Business Combination or the Company’s liquidation, to pay an affiliate of one of the Company’s directors a monthly fee of $10,000 for office space, utilities and administrative support.

 

The Company also intends to pay to the Company’s Chief Operating Officer a $10,000 per month consulting fee commencing on October 17, 2019 through the earlier of the consummation of a Business Combination or the Company’s liquidation.

 

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UNION ACQUISITION CORP. II

NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

Related Party Loans

 

In order to finance transaction costs in connection with a Business Combination, the Initial Shareholders, the Company’s officers, directors or their affiliates may, but are not obligated to, loan the Company funds, from time to time or at any time, as may be required (“Working Capital Loans”). Each Working Capital Loan would be evidenced by a promissory note. The Working Capital Loans would either be paid upon consummation of a Business Combination, without interest, or, at the holder’s discretion, up to $1,500,000 of the Working Capital Loans may be converted into warrants at a price of $1.00 per warrant. The warrants would be identical to the Private Placement Warrants. In the event that a Business Combination does not close, the Company may use a portion of the working capital held outside the Trust Account to repay such loaned amounts, but no proceeds from the Trust Account would be used for such repayment. There are no borrowings under the working capital loans to date. As of September 30, 2019, no Working Capital Loans were outstanding.

 

NOTE 5 — COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

 

Registration Rights

 

Pursuant to a registration rights agreement entered into on October 17, 2019, the holders of the Founder Shares, the Private Placement Warrants (and their underlying securities) and the warrants that may be issued upon conversion of the Working Capital Loans (and their underlying securities) are entitled to registration rights. The holders of a majority of these securities will be entitled to make up to two demands that the Company register such securities. The holders of the majority of the Founder Shares can elect to exercise these registration rights at any time commencing three months prior to the date on which these ordinary shares are to be released from escrow. The holders of a majority of the Private Placement Warrants and warrants issued in payment of Working Capital Loans made to the Company (or underlying securities) can elect to exercise these registration rights at any time after the Company consummates a Business Combination. In addition, the holders will have certain “piggy-back” registration rights with respect to registration statements filed subsequent to the completion of a Business Combination. The Company will bear the expenses incurred in connection with the filing of any such registration statements.

 

Underwriting Agreement

 

The Company granted the underwriters a 45-day option to purchase up to 2,625,000 additional Units to cover over-allotments at the Initial Public Offering price, less the underwriting discounts and commissions. In connection with the closing of the Initial Public Offering on October 22, 2019, the underwriters elected to partially exercise their over-allotment option to purchase 2,500,000 Units at a purchase price of $10.00 per Unit.

 

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UNION ACQUISITION CORP. II

NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

Business Combination Marketing Agreement

 

The Company engaged the representative of the underwriters in the Initial Public Offering as an advisor in connection with a Business Combination to assist the Company in holding meetings with its shareholders to discuss the potential Business Combination and the target business’ attributes, introduce the Company to potential investors that are interested in purchasing the Company’s securities in connection with a Business Combination, assist the Company in obtaining shareholder approval for the Business Combination and assist the Company with its press releases and public filings in connection with the Business Combination. The Company will pay this entity an aggregate cash fee for such services upon the consummation of a Business Combination in an amount equal to $4,200,000 (exclusive of any applicable finders’ fees which might become payable).

 

NOTE 6 — SHAREHOLDER’S EQUITY

 

Preference Shares

 

The Company is authorized to issue 1,000,000 preference shares with a par value of $0.0001 per share with such designation, rights and preferences as may be determined from time to time by the Company’s Board of Directors. At September 30, 2019, there were no preference shares issued or outstanding.

 

Ordinary Shares

 

The Company is authorized to issue 150,000,000 ordinary shares, with a par value of $0.0001 per share. Holders of the ordinary shares are entitled to one vote for each ordinary share. At September 30, 2019, there were 5,031,250 ordinary shares issued and outstanding, of which 656,250 shares were subject to forfeiture to the extent that the underwriter’s over-allotment option was not exercised in full so that the Initial Shareholders would own 20% of the issued and outstanding shares after the Initial Public Offering. As a result of the underwriters’ election to partially exercise their over-allotment option, 31,250 Founder Shares were forfeited and 625,000 Founder Shares are no longer subject to forfeiture (see Note 3).

 

Warrants

 

The Public Warrants will become exercisable on the later of (a) the completion of a Business Combination or (b) 12 months from the closing of the Initial Public Offering. Each Public Warrant entitles the holder to purchase one ordinary share at a price of $11.50 per share. In addition, if (x) the Company issues additional ordinary shares or equity-linked securities for capital raising purposes in connection with the closing of an initial Business Combination at an issue price or effective issue price of less than $9.20 per share (with such issue price or effective issue price to be determined in good faith by the Company’s board of directors and, in the case of any such issuance to the Company’s Initial Shareholders or their affiliates, without taking into account any founders’ shares held by the Initial Shareholders or their affiliates, as applicable, prior to such issuance) (the “Newly Issued Price”), (y) the aggregate gross proceeds from such issuances represent more than 60% of the total equity proceeds, and interest thereon, available for the funding of the initial Business Combination on the date of the consummation of the initial Business Combination (net of redemptions), and (z) the volume weighted average trading price of the ordinary shares during the 20 trading day period starting on the trading day prior to the day on which the Company consummates its initial Business Combination (such price, the “Market Value”) is below $9.20 per share, the exercise price of the warrants will be adjusted (to the nearest cent) to be equal to 115% of the higher of the Market Value and the Newly Issued Price, and the $18.00 per share redemption trigger price described below will be adjusted (to the nearest cent) to be equal to 180% of the higher of the Market Value and the Newly Issued Price.

 

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NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

Notwithstanding the foregoing, no Public Warrants will be exercisable for cash unless the Company has an effective and current registration statement covering the ordinary shares issuable upon exercise of the Public Warrants and a current prospectus relating to such ordinary shares. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if a registration statement covering the ordinary shares issuable upon exercise of the Public Warrants is not effective within a specified period following the consummation of a Business Combination, warrant holders may, until such time as there is an effective registration statement and during any period when the Company shall have failed to maintain an effective registration statement, exercise warrants on a cashless basis pursuant to the exemption provided by Section 3(a)(9) of the Securities Act, provided that such exemption is available. If that exemption, or another exemption, is not available, holders will not be able to exercise their warrants on a cashless basis. The Public Warrants will expire five years after the completion of a Business Combination or earlier upon redemption or liquidation.

 

The Company may redeem the Public Warrants:

 

  in whole and not in part;
  at a price of $0.01 per warrant;
  at any time after the warrants become exercisable;
  upon not less than 30 days’ prior written notice of redemption;
  if, and only if, the reported last sale price of the Company’s ordinary shares equals or exceeds $18.00 per share (subject to adjustment) for any 20 trading days within a 30-trading day period ending on the third business day prior to the notice of redemption to the warrant holders; and
  if, and only if, there is a current registration statement in effect with respect to the ordinary shares underlying such warrants and a current prospectus relating to those shares is available throughout the 30-day redemption period.

 

If the Company calls the Public Warrants for redemption, management will have the option to require all holders that wish to exercise the Public Warrants to do so on a “cashless basis,” as described in the warrant agreement.

 

The exercise price and number of ordinary shares issuable upon exercise of the warrants may be adjusted in certain circumstances including in the event of a share dividend, extraordinary dividend or recapitalization, reorganization, merger or consolidation. However, the warrants will not be adjusted for issuance of ordinary shares at a price below its exercise price. The Company has agreed to use its best efforts to have declared effective a prospectus relating to the ordinary shares issuable upon exercise of the warrants and keep such prospectus current until the expiration of the warrants. However, if the Company does not maintain a current prospectus relating to the ordinary shares issuable upon exercise of the warrants, holders will be unable to exercise their warrants for cash and the Company will not be required to net cash settle or cash settle the warrant exercise. There will be no redemption rights upon the completion of a Business Combination with respect to the Company’s warrants. If the Company is unable to complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period and the Company liquidates the funds held in the Trust Account, holders of warrants will not receive any of such funds with respect to their warrants, nor will they receive any distribution from the Company’s assets held outside of the Trust Account with the respect to such warrants. Accordingly, the warrants may expire worthless.

 

NOTE 7 — SUBSEQUENT EVENTS

 

The Company evaluated subsequent events and transactions that occurred after the balance sheet date up to the date that the financial statements were issued. Other than as described in these financial statements in relation to the Company’s Initial Public Offering (Note 3) and related transactions, the Company did not identify any subsequent events that would have required adjustment or disclosure in the financial statements.

 

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SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Section 13 or 15 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized on the 30th day of December, 2019.

 

  UNION ACQUISITION CORP. II
     
  By: /s/ Kyle P. Bransfield     
    Kyle P. Bransfield
    Chief Executive Officer

 

In accordance with the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, this report has been signed below by the following persons on behalf of the registrant and in the capacities and on the dates indicated.

 

Name   Title   Date
         
/s/ Juan Sartori   Non-Executive Chairman of the Board   December 30, 2019
Juan Sartori        
         
/s/ Kyle P. Bransfield   Chief Executive Officer and Director (Principal executive   December 30, 2019
Kyle P. Bransfield   officer and principal financial and accounting officer)    
         
/s/ Daniel W. Fink   Chief Operating Officer and Director   December 30, 2019
Daniel W. Fink        
         
/s/ Gerald W. Haddock   Director   December 30, 2019
Gerald W. Haddock        
         
/s/ Joseph J. Schena   Director   December 30, 2019
Joseph J. Schena        

 

 

 

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