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Fair Value Measurements

Fair Value Measurements
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2021
Fair Value Disclosures [Abstract]  


The Company follows the guidance in ASC Topic 820 for its financial assets and liabilities that are re-measured and reported at fair value at each reporting period, and non-financial assets and liabilities that are re-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 December 31, 2020, and indicates the fair value hierarchy of the valuation inputs the Company utilized to determine such fair value:

        March 31,   December 31,  
Description   Level   2020   2020  
Marketable securities held in Trust Account   1   $ 287,534,744   $ 287,491,254  
Warrant Liability – Public Warrants   1   $ 18,975,000   $ 14,854,167  
Warrant Liability – Private Placement Warrants   2   $ 10,230,001   $ 8,008,334  

The Warrants were accounted for as liabilities in accordance with ASC 815-40 and are presented within warrant liabilities on our 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 statement of operations.

The Public Warrants and Private Placement Warrants were initially valued using a binomial Monte Carlo simulation model, which is considered to be a Level 3 fair value measurement. The Monte Carlo model’s primary unobservable input utilized in determining the fair value of the Private Warrants is the expected volatility of the common stock. The expected volatility as of the Initial Public Offering date was derived from observable public warrant pricing on comparable ‘blank-check’ companies without an identified target. The expected volatility as of subsequent valuation dates was implied from the Company’s own public warrant pricing.

A Monte Carlo simulation methodology was used in estimating the fair value of the public warrants for periods where no observable traded price was available, using the same expected volatility as was used in measuring the fair value of the Private Warrants. For periods subsequent to the detachment of the warrants from the Units, the close price of the Public Warrant price was used as the fair value of the Public Warrants and Private Placement Warrants as of each relevant date.

The key inputs into the Monte Carlo simulation model for the Private Placement Warrants and Public Warrants were as follows at December 31, 2020:

Input   December 31, 2020  
Risk-free interest rate     0.36 %
Trading days per year     252  
Expected volatility     29.0 %
Exercise price   $ 11.50  
Stock Price   $ 10.41  

The following table presents the changes in the fair value of warrant liabilities:

    Private Placement     Public     Warrant Liabilities  
Fair value as of December 31, 2020   $ 8,008,334     $ 14,854,167     $ 22,862,501  
Change in valuation inputs or other assumptions     2,221,667       4,120,833       6,342,500  
Fair value as of March 31, 2021   $ 10,230,001     $ 18,975,000     $ 29,205,001