Registration of securities issued in business combination transactions

COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

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COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
4 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2020
Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]  
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
NOTE 7 — 
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
Risks and Uncertainties
Management continues to evaluate the impact of the
COVID-19
global pandemic and has concluded that while it is reasonably possible that the virus could have a negative effect on the Company’s financial position, its results of operations and/or search for a target company, the specific impact is not readily determinable as of the date of these financial statements. The financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty.
Registration and Shareholders Rights
Pursuant to a registration and shareholders rights agreement entered into on October 22, 2020, the holders of the Founder Shares, Private Placement Warrants and any warrants that may be issued upon conversion of Working Capital Loans (and any Class A ordinary shares issuable upon the exercise of the Private Placement Warrants and warrants that may be issued upon conversion of the Working Capital Loans) will be entitled to registration rights. The holders of these securities are entitled to make up to three demands, excluding short form demands, that the Company register such securities. In addition, the holders have certain “piggy-back” registration rights with respect to registration statements filed subsequent to completion of a Business Combination. However, the registration and shareholder rights agreement provides that the Company will not permit any registration statement filed under the Securities Act to become effective until termination of the applicable lockup period. The registration rights agreement does not contain liquidating damages or other cash settlement provisions resulting from delays in registering the Company’s securities. The Company will bear the expenses incurred in connection with the filing of any such registration statements.
Underwriting Agreement
The underwriters are entitled to a deferred fee of $0.35 per Unit, or $9,625,000 in the aggregate. The deferred fee will become payable to the underwriters from the amounts held in the Trust Account solely in the event that the Company completes a Business Combination, subject to the terms of the underwriting agreement.
Business Combination Agreement
On December 23, 2020, the Company entered into a definitive business combination agreement (the “Business Combination Agreement”), by and among the Company, Owl Rock, and Dyal to form Blue Owl Capital Inc. (“Blue Owl”), a publicly-traded alternative asset management firm that would have over $45.0 billion in assets under management.
Pursuant to the transaction, the Company, which currently holds $275 million in cash in its Trust Account, will combine with Blue Owl at an estimated $12.5 billion pro forma equity value. Cash proceeds in connection with the transaction will be funded through a combination of the Company’s cash in its Trust Account and a $1.5 billion fully committed, common stock private investment in common equity at $10.00 per share.
The transaction will be consummated subject to the deliverables and provisions as further described in the Business Combination Agreement.