Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Fair Value Measurements

Fair Value Measurements
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2021
Fair Value Disclosures [Abstract]  
Fair Value Measurements
The Company follows the guidance in ASC 820 for its financial assets and liabilities that arere-measured and reported at fair value at each reporting period, and
assets and liabilities that arere-measured and reported at fair value at least annually.
The fair value of the Company’s financial assets and liabilities reflects management’s estimate of amounts that the Company would have received in connection with the sale of the assets or paid in connection with the transfer of the liabilities in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. In connection with measuring the fair value of its assets and liabilities, the Company seeks to maximize the use of observable inputs (market data obtained from independent sources) and to minimize the use of unobservable inputs (internal assumptions about how market participants would price assets and liabilities). The following fair value hierarchy is used to classify assets and liabilities based on the observable inputs and unobservable inputs used in order to value the assets and liabilities:
Level 1: Quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities. An active market for an asset or liability is a market in which transactions for the asset or liability occur with sufficient frequency and volume to provide pricing information on an ongoing basis.
Level 2: Observable inputs other than Level 1 inputs. Examples of Level 2 inputs include quoted prices in active markets for similar assets or liabilities and quoted prices for identical assets or liabilities in markets that are not active.
Level 3: Unobservable inputs based on our assessment of the assumptions that market participants would use in pricing the asset or liability.
The following table presents information about the Company’s assets and liabilities that are measured at fair value on a recurring basis at September 30, 2021 and indicates the fair value hierarchy of the valuation inputs the Company utilized to determine such fair value.
September 30, 2021
Warrant Liability – Public Warrants
     1        9,276,667  
Warrant Liability – Private Placement Warrants
     3        525,525  
Warrant Liability – Underwriter Warrants
     3        414,050  
The Warrants were accounted for as liabilities in accordance with ASC815-40 and are presented within warrant liabilities on the balance sheet. The warrant liabilities are measured at fair value at inception and on a recurring basis, with changes in fair value presented within change in fair value of warrant liabilities in the condensed consolidated statements of operations.
The Company utilizes a
lattice model to value the warrants at each reporting period, with changes in fair value recognized in the statements of operations. The estimated fair value of the warrant liability is determined using Level 3 inputs. Inherent in a binomial lattice model are assumptions related to expected share-price volatility, expected life, risk-free interest rate and dividend yield. The Company estimates the volatility of its ordinary shares based on historical volatility that matches the expected remaining life of the warrants. The risk-free interest rate is based on the U.S. Treasury
yield curve on the grant date for a maturity similar to the expected remaining life of the warrants. The expected life of the warrants is assumed to be equivalent to their remaining contractual term. The dividend rate is based on the historical rate, which the Company anticipates to remain at zero. The Warrants are measured at fair value on a recurring basis. The subsequent measurement of the Public Warrants as of September 30, 2021 is classified as Level 1 due to the use of an observable market quote in an active market.
The key inputs into the binomial lattice simulation model for the Private Placement Warrants and Public Warrants were as follows at initial measurement and September 30, 2021 (Private Placement Warrants only):
February 12, 2021
September 30, 2021
Risk-free interest rate
              0.56     0.95
Trading days per year
              252       252  
Expected volatility
              17.8     15.3
Exercise price
            $  11.50     $ 11.50  
Stock Price
            $ 9.65     $ 9.86  
On February 12, 2021, the fair value of the Private Placement Warrants and Public Warrants were determined to be $1.05 and $1.03 per warrant for aggregate values of $0.2 million and 10.8 million, respectively.
The following table presents the changes in the fair value of warrant liabilities:
Fair value as of January 1, 2021
   $ —        $ —        $ —    
Initial measurement on February 12, 2021 (including over-allotment)
     280,875        10,857,917        11,138,792  
Change in valuation inputs or other assumptions
   $ 658,700      $ (1,581,250    $ (922,550
Fair value as of September 30, 2021
   $ 939,575      $ 9,276,667      $ 10,216,242  
Due to the use of quoted prices in an active market (Level 1) to measure the fair value of the Public Warrants, subsequent to initial measurement, the Company had transfers out of Level 3 totaling $10,857,917 during the period from February 12, 2021 through September 30, 2021.