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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 10-Q

(Mark One)

 QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the quarterly period ended September 30, 2022

 TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the transition period from                  to

Commission File No. 001-39489

TAILWIND ACQUISITION CORP.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware

    

85-1288435

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.) 

1545 Courtney Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

(646) 432-0610

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

N/A

(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)

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 share of Class A Common Stock, $0.0001 par value, and one half of one redeemable warrant

 

TWND.U

 

New York Stock Exchange

Class A Common Stock included as part of the units

 

TWND

 

New York Stock Exchange

Redeemable warrants included as part of the units, each whole warrant exercisable for one share of Class A Common Stock at an exercise price of $11.50

 

TWND WS

 

New York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements 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 (§232.405 of this chapter) 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 an 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 November 14, 2022, there were 3,232,841 shares of Class A common stock and 8,355,393 shares of Class B common stock, $0.0001 par value, issued and outstanding.

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TAILWIND ACQUISITION CORP.

FORM 10-Q FOR THE QUARTER ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2022

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Page

PART 1 – INTERIM FINANCIAL INFORMATION

3

Item 1.

Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

3

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of September 30, 2022 (unaudited) and December 31, 2021

3

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021 (unaudited)

4

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Changes in Stockholders’ Deficit for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021 (unaudited)

5

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the nine months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021 (unaudited)

6

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited)

7

Item 2.

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

27

Item 3.

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk

31

Item 4.

Control and Procedures

31

PART II – OTHER INFORMATION

33

Item 1.

Legal Proceedings

33

Item 1A.

Risk Factors

33

Item 2.

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

33

Item 3.

Defaults Upon Senior Securities

33

Item 4.

Mine Safety Disclosures

33

Item 5.

Other Information

33

Item 6.

Exhibits

34

SIGNATURES

35

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PART 1 – FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1. Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

TAILWIND ACQUISITION CORP.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

September 30, 

December 31, 

2022

2021

    

(Unaudited)

    

ASSETS

  

  

Current assets

Cash

$

384,522

$

479,694

Prepaid expenses

99,687

Prepaid taxes

15,400

111,667

Total Current Assets

499,609

591,361

Cash held in Trust Account

 

33,034,062

 

334,441,194

TOTAL ASSETS

$

33,533,671

$

335,032,555

 

  

 

  

LIABILITIES, CLASS A STOCK SUBJECT TO POSSIBLE REDEMPTION AND STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT

 

  

 

  

Current liabilities

 

  

 

  

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

$

4,639,823

$

3,867,106

Accrued offering costs

 

 

109,000

Income taxes payable

279,345

Total Current Liabilities

 

4,919,168

 

3,976,106

Convertible note - related party

600,000

Warrant liabilities

2,112,863

13,733,608

Deferred underwriting fee payable

11,697,550

11,697,550

TOTAL LIABILITIES

19,329,581

29,407,264

 

  

 

  

Commitments and Contingencies

 

  

 

  

 

  

 

  

Class A common stock subject to possible redemption, 3,232,841 shares at $10.21 and 33,421,570 shares at $10.00 per share as of September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively

32,892,685

334,215,700

Stockholders’ Deficit

 

  

 

  

Preferred Stock, $0.0001 par value; 1,000,000 shares authorized; none issued or outstanding

 

 

Class A common stock, $0.0001 par value; 500,000,000 shares authorized; no shares issued and outstanding (excluding 3,232,841 and 33,421,570 shares subject to possible redemption) as of September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively

Class B common stock, $0.0001 par value; 50,000,000 shares authorized; and 8,355,393 shares issued and outstanding as of September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021

 

836

 

836

Accumulated deficit

 

(18,689,431)

 

(28,591,245)

Total Stockholders’ Deficit

 

(18,688,595)

 

(28,590,409)

TOTAL LIABILITIES, CLASS A STOCK SUBJECT TO POSSIBLE REDEMPTION AND STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT

$

33,533,671

$

335,032,555

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

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TAILWIND ACQUISITION CORP.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(UNAUDITED)

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

September 30, 

September 30, 

    

2022

    

2021

    

2022

    

2021

Formation and operational costs

$

749,880

$

386,940

$

1,462,117

$

4,694,296

Loss from operations

(749,880)

(386,940)

(1,462,117)

(4,694,296)

Other income:

Interest earned on marketable securities held in Trust Account

822,997

18,214

1,573,401

82,072

Change in fair value of warrant liabilities

528,216

20,336,305

11,620,745

21,656,844

Total other income, net

1,351,213

20,354,519

13,194,146

21,738,916

Income before provision for income taxes

601,333

19,967,579

11,732,029

17,044,620

Provision for income taxes

(162,329)

(279,345)

Net income

$

439,004

$

19,967,579

$

11,452,684

$

17,044,620

  

Basic and diluted weighted average shares outstanding, redeemable Class A common stock

26,530,664

33,421,570

31,099,360

33,421,570

Basic and diluted net income per share, redeemable Class A common stock

$

0.01

$

0.48

$

0.29

$

0.41

Basic and diluted weighted average shares outstanding, non-redeemable Class B common stock

8,355,393

8,355,393

8,355,393

8,355,393

  

Basic and diluted net income per share, non-redeemable Class B common stock

$

0.01

$

0.48

$

0.29

$

0.41

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

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TAILWIND ACQUISITION CORP.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN

STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT

(UNAUDITED)

FOR THE THREE AND NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2022

Class A

Class B

Additional

Total

Common Stock

Common Stock

Paid-in

Accumulated

Stockholders’

    

Shares

    

Amount

    

Shares

    

Amount

    

Capital

    

Deficit

    

Deficit

Balance — December 31, 2021

    

$

8,355,393

$

836

$

$

(28,591,245)

$

(28,590,409)

 

  

  

  

 

  

 

  

 

  

 

  

Net income

 

 

 

 

9,161,468

 

9,161,468

Balance — March 31, 2022

8,355,393

836

(19,429,777)

(19,428,941)

Accretion to common stock subject to redemption amount

(440,203)

(440,203)

Net income

1,852,212

1,852,212

Balance — June 30, 2022

8,355,393

836

(18,017,768)

(18,016,932)

Accretion to common stock subject to redemption amount

(1,110,667)

(1,110,667)

Net income

439,004

439,004

Balance — September 30, 2022

$

8,355,393

$

836

$

$

(18,689,431)

$

(18,688,565)

FOR THE THREE AND NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2021

Class A 

Class B 

Additional 

Total

Common Stock

Common Stock

Paid-in

Accumulated

 Stockholders’

    

Shares

    

Amount

    

Shares

    

Amount

    

Capital

    

Deficit

    

Deficit

Balance — December 31, 2020

 

$

 

8,355,393

$

836

$

$

(46,380,733)

$

(46,379,897)

Net income

7,282,560

7,282,560

Balance — March 31, 2021

8,355,393

836

(39,098,173)

(39,097,337)

Net loss

(10,205,519)

(10,205,519)

Balance — June 30, 2021

8,355,393

836

(49,303,692)

(49,302,856)

Net income

19,967,579

19,967,579

Balance — September 30, 2021

$

8,355,393

$

836

$

$

(29,336,113)

$

(29,335,277)

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

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TAILWIND ACQUISITION CORP.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(UNAUDITED)

Nine Months Ended

September 30,

    

2022

    

2021

Cash Flows from Operating Activities:

    

Net income

$

11,452,684

$

17,044,620

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash used in operating activities:

Interest earned on marketable securities held in Trust Account

(1,573,401)

(82,072)

Change in fair value of warrant liabilities

(11,620,745)

(21,656,844)

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

 

Prepaid expenses

11,980

100,860

Prepaid taxes

(15,400)

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

663,717

3,058,075

Income tax payable

 

279,345

Net cash used in operating activities

 

(801,820)

(1,535,361)

Cash Flows from Investing Activities:

Investment of cash into Trust Account

(600,000)

Cash withdrawn from Trust Account in connection with redemption

302,873,885

Cash withdrawn from Trust Account to pay franchise and income taxes

706,648

Net cash provided by investing activities

302,980,533

 

  

Cash Flows from Financing Activities:

 

  

Proceeds from convertible promissory note - related party

600,000

Redemption of Class A common stock

(302,873,885)

Payment of offering costs

 

(17,000)

Net cash used in financing activities

 

(302,273,885)

(17,000)

Net Change in Cash

 

(95,172)

(1,552,361)

Cash – Beginning

 

479,694

2,245,798

Cash – Ending

$

384,522

$

693,437

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

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TAILWIND ACQUISITION CORP. 

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 

SEPTEMBER 30, 2022

(Unaudited)

NOTE 1. DESCRIPTION OF ORGANIZATION AND BUSINESS OPERATIONS

Tailwind Acquisition Corp. (the “Company”) was incorporated in Delaware on May 29, 2020. The Company was formed for the purpose of entering into a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses (the “Business Combination”).

The Company has one subsidiary, Compass Merger Sub Inc., a direct, wholly owned subsidiary of the Company incorporated in Delaware on February 17, 2021 (“Merger Sub”) (see Note 6).

The Company is not limited to a particular industry or sector for purposes of consummating a Business Combination. The Company is an early stage and emerging growth company and, as such, the Company is subject to all of the risks associated with early stage and emerging growth companies.

As of September 30, 2022, the Company had not commenced any operations. All activity for the period from May 29, 2020 (inception) through September 30, 2022 relates to the Company’s formation, the initial public offering (“Initial Public Offering”), which is described below, and identifying a target company for a Business Combination, in particular, activities in connection with the potential acquisition of Nuburu (see Note 6). The Company will not generate any operating revenues until after the completion of a Business Combination, at the earliest. The Company generates non-operating income in the form of interest income on the marketable securities held in the Trust Account (as defined below).

The registration statement for the Company’s Initial Public Offering was declared effective on September 3, 2020. On September 9, 2020, the Company consummated the Initial Public Offering of 33,421,570 units (the “Units” and, with respect to the Class A common stock included in the Units sold, the “Public Shares”), which includes the partial exercise by the underwriter of its over-allotment option in the amount of 3,421,570 Units, at $10.00 per Unit, generating gross proceeds of $334,215,700, which is described in Note 3.

Simultaneously with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, the Company consummated the sale of 9,700,000 warrants (the “Private Placement Warrants”) at a price of $1.00 per Private Placement Warrant in a private placement to Tailwind Sponsor LLC (the “Sponsor”), generating gross proceeds of $9,700,000, which is described in Note 4.

Transaction costs amounted to $18,847,894, consisting of $6,684,314 in cash underwriting fees, $11,697,550 of deferred underwriting fees and $466,030 of other offering costs.

Following the closing of the Initial Public Offering on September 9, 2020, an amount of $334,215,700 ($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”) located in the United States and until September 2, 2022, was invested only in U.S. government securities, within the meaning set forth in Section 2(a)(16) of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the “Investment Company Act”), with a maturity of 185 days or less or in any open-ended investment company that holds itself out as a money market fund selected by the Company meeting certain conditions of Rule 2a-7 of the Investment Company Act. On September 2, 2022 the funds in the Trust Account were moved into a non-interest bearing, segregated account, as determined by the Company, until the earlier of: (i) the completion of a Business Combination and (ii) the distribution of the funds held in the Trust Account, as described below.

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. There is no assurance that the Company will be able to complete a Business Combination successfully. The Company must complete a Business Combination with one or more operating businesses or assets that together have an aggregate fair market value equal to at least 80% of the net assets held in the Trust Account (excluding the deferred underwriting commissions and taxes payable on the income earned on the Trust Account) at the time of the Company’s signing a definitive agreement in connection with its initial Business Combination. The Company will only complete a Business Combination if the post-transaction company owns or acquires 50% or more of the outstanding voting securities of the target or otherwise acquires an

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interest in the target business or assets sufficient for it not to be required to register as an investment company under the Investment Company Act.

The Company will provide its holders of the outstanding Public Shares (the “public stockholders”) 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 stockholder meeting called to approve the Business Combination or (ii) by means of a tender offer. The decision as to whether the Company will seek stockholder approval of a Business Combination or conduct a tender offer will be made by the Company. The public stockholders will be entitled to redeem their Public Shares for a pro rata portion of the amount then in the Trust Account (initially anticipated to be $10.00 per Public Share, plus any pro rata interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account and not previously released to the Company to pay its tax obligations). There will be no redemption rights upon the completion of a Business Combination with respect to the Company’s warrants.

The Company will only proceed with a Business Combination if the Company has net tangible assets of at least $5,000,001 either prior to or upon such consummation of a Business Combination and, if the Company seeks stockholder approval, a majority of the shares voted are voted in favor of the Business Combination. If a stockholder vote is not required by applicable law or stock exchange rules and the Company does not decide to hold a stockholder vote for business or other reasons, the Company will, pursuant to its Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation (the “Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation”), conduct the redemptions pursuant to the tender offer rules of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and file tender offer documents with the SEC prior to completing a Business Combination. If, however, stockholder approval of the transaction is required by applicable law or stock exchange rules, or the Company decides to obtain stockholder approval for business or other reasons, the Company will offer to redeem shares in conjunction with a proxy solicitation pursuant to the proxy rules and not pursuant to the tender offer rules. If the Company seeks stockholder approval in connection with a Business Combination, the Sponsor has agreed to vote its Founder Shares (as defined in Note 5), and any Public Shares purchased during or after the Initial Public Offering in favor of approving a Business Combination. Additionally, each public stockholder may elect to redeem their Public Shares irrespective of whether they vote for or against the proposed transaction or do not vote at all.

Notwithstanding the above, if the Company seeks stockholder approval of a Business Combination and it does not conduct redemptions pursuant to the tender offer rules, the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation provides that a public stockholder, together with any affiliate of such stockholder or any other person with whom such stockholder is acting in concert or as a “group” (as defined under Section 13 of the Exchange Act), will be restricted from redeeming its shares with respect to more than an aggregate of 15% or more of the Public Shares, without the prior consent of the Company.

The Sponsor has agreed (a) to waive its redemption rights with respect to its Founder Shares and Public Shares held by it in connection with the completion of a Business Combination and (b) not to propose an amendment to the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation (i) to modify the substance or timing of the Company’s obligation to allow redemption in connection with the Company’s initial Business Combination or to redeem 100% of its Public Shares if the Company does not complete a Business Combination or (ii) with respect to any other provision relating to stockholders’ rights or pre-initial business combination activity, unless the Company provides the public stockholders with the opportunity to redeem their Public Shares in conjunction with any such amendment.

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The Company initially had until September 9, 2022 to complete a Business Combination (the “Combination Period”). As disclosed in the definitive proxy statement filed by the Company with the SEC on August 18, 2022, as supplemented (the “Proxy Statement”), relating to the special meeting of stockholders (the “Extension Meeting”), the Sponsor agreed that if the Extension Amendment Proposal (as defined below) was approved, it or one or more of its affiliates, members or third-party designees (the “Lender”) would contribute to the Company as a loan $600,000 to be deposited into the trust account established in connection with the Company’s initial public offering. In addition, in the event the Company does not consummate an initial business combination by the Charter Extension Date (as defined below), the Lender would contribute to the Company as a loan up to $150,000 in two equal installments to be deposited into the Trust Account for each of two one-month extensions following the Charter Extension Date. Accordingly, on September 9, 2022, the Company issued an unsecured promissory note in the principal amount of up to $750,000 (the “Note”) to the Sponsor. The Note does not bear interest and matures upon closing of the Company’s initial business combination. In the event that the Company does not consummate a business combination, the Note will be repaid only from amounts remaining outside of the Trust Account, if any. The proceeds of the Note have been deposited in the Trust Account in connection with the Charter Amendment (as defined below). The Note may be converted, in whole or in part, at the option of the Lender into warrants of the Company at a price of $1.00 per warrant, which warrants will be identical to the private placement warrants issued to the Sponsor at the time of the initial public offering of the Company. On September 7, 2022, the Company held the Extension Meeting to amend the Company’s certificate of incorporation (the “Charter Amendment”) to extend the date (the “Termination Date”) by which the Company has to consummate a business combination from September 9, 2022 (the “Original Termination Date”) to January 9, 2023 (the “Charter Extension Date”) and to allow the Company, without another stockholder vote, to elect to extend the Termination Date to consummate a business combination on a monthly basis for up to two times by an additional one month each time after the Charter Extension Date, by resolution of the Company’s board of directors if requested by the Sponsor, and upon five days’ advance notice prior to the applicable deadlines, until March 9, 2023, or a total of up to six months after the Original Termination Date, unless the closing of the Company’s initial business combination shall have occurred prior to such date (the “Extension Amendment Proposal”). The stockholders of the Company approved the Extension Amendment Proposal at the Extension Meeting and on September 9, 2022, the Company filed the Charter Amendment with the Delaware Secretary of State.

In connection with the vote to approve the Charter Amendment, the holders of 30,188,729 shares of Class A common stock of the Company properly exercised their right to redeem their shares for cash at a redemption price of approximately $10.03 per share, for an aggregate redemption amount of $302,873,885.

If the Company is unable to complete a Business Combination by the Charter Extension Date, as extended in accordance with the Charter Amendment, if applicable, 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 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 earned on the funds held in the Trust Account and not previously released to the Company to pay its tax obligations (less up to $100,000 of interest to pay dissolution expenses), divided by the number of then outstanding Public Shares, which redemption will completely extinguish public stockholders’ rights as stockholders (including the right to receive further liquidating distributions, if any), and (iii) as promptly as reasonably possible following such redemption, subject to the approval of the Company’s remaining stockholders and the Company’s board of directors, dissolve and liquidate, subject in each case to the Company’s obligations under Delaware law to provide for claims of creditors and the requirements of other applicable law. There will be no redemption rights or liquidating distributions with respect to the Company’s warrants, which will expire worthless if the Company fails to complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period.

The Sponsor has agreed to waive its liquidation rights with respect to the Founder Shares if the Company fails to complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period. However, if the Sponsor acquires Public Shares in or after the Initial Public Offering, such Public Shares will be entitled to liquidating distributions from the Trust Account if the Company fails to complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period. The underwriter has agreed to waive its rights to the deferred underwriting commission (see Note 6) held in the Trust Account in the event the Company does not complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period and, in such event, such amounts will be included with the other funds held in the Trust Account that will be available to fund the redemption of the Public Shares. In the event of such distribution, it is possible that the per share value of the assets remaining available for distribution will be less than the Initial Public Offering price per Unit ($10.00).

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In order to protect the amounts held in the Trust Account, the Sponsor has agreed to be liable to the Company if and to the extent any claims by a third party 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 to below (1) $10.00 per Public Share or (2) such lesser amount per Public Share held in the Trust Account as of the date of the liquidation of the Trust Account due to reductions in the value of the trust assets, in each case net of the interest which may be withdrawn to pay franchise and income taxes. This liability will not apply with respect to claims by a third party who executed a waiver of any and all rights to seek access to the Trust Account and except as to any claims under the Company’s indemnity of the underwriter of the Initial Public Offering against certain liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities. Moreover, in the event that an executed waiver is deemed to be unenforceable against a third party, the Sponsor will not be responsible to the extent of any liability for such third-party claims. The Company will seek to reduce the possibility that the Sponsor 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 and 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.

Liquidity and Going Concern

As of September 30, 2022, the Company has $384,522 in its operating bank accounts and a working capital deficit of $4,278,182.

On September 9, 2022, the Company issued an unsecured promissory note in the principal amount of up to $600,000 to the Sponsor. The Company may request an additional aggregate amount of up to $150,000, which may be drawn down in two equal tranches. The Note does not bear interest and matures upon closing of the Company’s initial business combination. In the event that the Company does not consummate a business combination, the Note will be repaid only from amounts remaining outside of the Trust Account, if any. The proceeds of the Note have been deposited in the Trust Account in connection with the Charter Amendment. The Note may be converted, in whole or in part, at the option of the Lender into warrants of the Company at a price of $1.00 per warrant, which warrants will be identical to the private placement warrants issued to the Sponsor at the time of the initial public offering of the Company. As of September 30, 2022, there is $600,000 outstanding under the Note.

Until the consummation of a Business Combination, the Company will be using the funds not held in the Trust Account for identifying and evaluating prospective acquisition candidates, performing due diligence on prospective target businesses, paying for travel expenditures, selecting the target business to acquire, and structuring, negotiating and consummating the Business Combination.

On March 1, 2021, Tailwind entered into a business combination agreement with Merger Sub, QOMPLX and the QOMPLX Stockholder Representative. On August 17, 2021, the Company and QOMPLX terminated the business combination agreement in a mutual decision not to pursue the QOMPLX Business Combination.

On August 5, 2022, Tailwind entered into a Merger Agreement, by and among the company, Merger Sub, and Nuburu. See Note 6 below for a description of the Merger Agreement and the transactions contemplated thereby.

The Company will need to raise additional capital through loans or additional investments from its Sponsor, stockholders, officers, directors, or third parties. The Company’s officers, directors and Sponsor may, but are not obligated to, loan the Company funds, from time to time or at any time, in whatever amount they deem reasonable in their sole discretion, to meet the Company’s working capital needs. Accordingly, the Company may not be able to obtain additional financing. If the Company is unable to raise additional capital, it may be required to take additional measures to conserve liquidity, which could include, but not necessarily be limited to, suspending the pursuit of a Business Combination. The Company cannot provide any assurance that new financing will be available to it on commercially acceptable terms, if at all.

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 

SEPTEMBER 30, 2022

(Unaudited)

As a result of the above, in connection with the Company’s assessment of going concern considerations in accordance with FASB’s Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2014-15, “Disclosures of Uncertainties about an Entity’s Ability to Continue as a Going Concern,” management determined that the liquidity condition and date for mandatory liquidation and dissolution raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern through January 9, 2023, the scheduled liquidation date of the Company if it does not complete a Business Combination prior to such date. Management may raise additional capital through loans or additional investments from its Sponsor, stockholders, officers, directors, or third parties to meet the Company’s working capital needs and to complete the Proposed Business Combination before the mandatory liquidation date. The Company may not be able to obtain additional financing. The Company cannot provide any assurance that new financing will be available to it on commercially acceptable terms, if at all. The Company intends to complete a Business Combination before the mandatory liquidation date. However, there can be no assurance that the Company will be able to consummate any Business Combination by January 9, 2023. These condensed consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments relating to the recovery of the recorded assets or the classification of the liabilities that might be necessary should the Company be unable to continue as a going concern.

NOTE 2. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

Basis of Presentation

The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“U.S.GAAP”) for interim financial information and in accordance with the instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 8 of Regulation S-X of the SEC. Certain information or footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP have been condensed or omitted, pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) for interim financial reporting. Accordingly, they do not include all the information and footnotes necessary for a complete presentation of financial position, results of operations, or cash flows. In the opinion of management, the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements include all adjustments, consisting of a normal recurring nature, which are necessary for a fair presentation of the financial position, operating results and cash flows for the periods presented.

The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K as filed with the SEC on March 31, 2022. The interim results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2022 are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the year ending December 31, 2022 or for any future periods.

Principles of Consolidation

The accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company and its wholly-owned subsidiary. All significant intercompany balances and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.

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 independent registered public accounting firm 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 stockholder approval of any golden parachute payments not previously approved.

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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 condensed consolidated financial statements in conformity with U.S. GAAP requires the Company’s 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 condensed consolidated financial statements and the reported amounts of expenses during the reporting periods.

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 condensed consolidated financial statements, which management considered in formulating its estimate, could change in the near term due to one or more future confirming events. One of the more significant accounting estimates included in these financial statements is the determination of the fair value of the warrant liabilities. Such estimates may be subject to change as more current information becomes available and accordingly the actual results could differ significantly from those estimates. 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, 2022 and December 31, 2021.

Marketable Securities Held in Trust Account

The Company classifies its U.S. Treasury and equivalent securities as held-to-maturity in accordance with ASC 320 “Investments - Debt and Equity Securities.” Held-to-maturity securities are those securities which the Company has the ability and intent to hold until maturity. Held-to-maturity treasury securities are recorded at amortized cost on the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheets and adjusted for the amortization or accretion of premiums or discounts.

Class A Common Stock Subject to Possible Redemption

The Company accounts for its Class A common stock subject to possible redemption in accordance with the guidance in Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 480 “Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity.” Class A common stock subject to mandatory redemption is classified as a liability instrument and is measured at fair value. Conditionally redeemable common stock (including common stock that features redemption rights that is either within the control of the holder or subject to redemption upon the occurrence of uncertain events not solely within the Company’s control) is classified as temporary equity. At all other times, common stock is classified as stockholders’ equity. The Company’s Class A common stock features certain redemption rights that are considered to be outside of the Company’s control and subject to occurrence of uncertain future events.

In connection with the vote to approve the Charter Amendment, the holders of 30,188,729 shares of Class A common stock of the Company properly exercised their right to redeem their shares for cash at a redemption price of approximately $10.03 per share, for an aggregate redemption amount of $302,873,885.

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 

SEPTEMBER 30, 2022

(Unaudited)

Accordingly, the 3,232,841 and 33,421,570 shares of Class A common stock subject to possible redemption at September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively, are presented as temporary equity, outside of the stockholders’ deficit section of the Company’s condensed consolidated balance sheets.

The Company recognizes changes in redemption value immediately as they occur and adjusts the carrying value of redeemable Class A common stock to equal the redemption value at the end of each reporting period. Increases or decreases in the carrying amount of redeemable common stock are affected by charges against additional paid in capital and accumulated deficit.

At September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, the Class A common stock reflected in the condensed consolidated balance sheets are reconciled in the following table:

Gross proceeds

    

$

334,215,700

Less:

 

Proceeds allocated to Public Warrants

(12,700,197)

Common stock issuance costs

(18,132,174)

Plus:

 

  

Accretion of carrying value to redemption value

30,832,371

Class A Common stock subject to possible redemption, December 31, 2021

334,215,700

Plus:

Accretion of carrying value to redemption value

Class A Common stock subject to possible redemption, March 31, 2022

334,215,700

Plus:

Accretion of carrying value to redemption value

440,203

Class A Common stock subject to possible redemption, June 30, 2022

334,655,903

Less:

Redemption of Class A common stock on September 7, 2022

(302,873,885)

Plus:

Accretion of carrying value to redemption value

1,110,667

Class A Common stock subject to possible redemption, September 30, 2022

$

32,892,685

Offering Costs

Offering costs consist of legal, accounting and other expenses that are directly related to the Initial Public Offering. Offering costs were allocated to the separable financial instruments issued in the Initial Public Offering based on a relative fair value basis, compared to total proceeds received. Offering costs amounted to $18,847,894, of which $18,132,174 were associated with the Class A common stock are included in accretion for Class A common stock subject to redemption amount and $715,720 was expensed to the consolidated statements of operations (see Note 1).

Warrant Liabilities

The Company accounts for the Warrants in accordance with the guidance contained in ASC 815-40 under which the Warrants do not meet the criteria for equity treatment and must be recorded as liabilities. Accordingly, the Company classifies the Warrants as liabilities at their fair value and adjust the Warrants to fair value at each reporting period. This liability is subject to re-measurement at each balance sheet date until exercised, and any change in fair value is recognized in the statements of operations. The Private Warrants and the Public Warrants for periods where no observable traded price was available are valued using a binomial lattice model. For periods subsequent to the detachment of the Public Warrants from the Units, the Public Warrant quoted market price was used as the fair value for both the Public Warrants and Private Warrants as of each reporting date.

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 

SEPTEMBER 30, 2022

(Unaudited)

Income Taxes

The Company accounts for income taxes under ASC 740, “Income Taxes.” ASC 740, Income Taxes, requires the recognition of deferred tax assets and liabilities for both the expected impact of differences between the unaudited condensed financial statements and tax basis of assets and liabilities and for the expected future tax benefit to be derived from tax loss and tax credit carry forwards. ASC 740 additionally requires a valuation allowance to be established when it is more likely than not that all or a portion of deferred tax assets will not be realized. As of September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, the Company’s deferred tax asset had a full valuation allowance recorded against it.

ASC 740-270-25-2 requires that an annual effective tax rate be determined and such annual effective rate applied to year to date income in interim periods under ASC 740-270-30-5. Our effective tax rate was 26.99% and 0.00% for the three months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively, and 2.38% and 0.00% for the nine months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively. The effective tax rate differs from the statutory tax rate of 21% for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021, due to changes in fair value in warrant liability and the valuation allowance on the deferred tax assets.

ASC 740 also clarifies the accounting for uncertainty in income taxes recognized in an enterprise’s financial statements and prescribes a recognition threshold and measurement process for financial statement recognition and measurement of a tax position 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. ASC 740 also provides guidance on derecognition, classification, interest and penalties, accounting in interim period, disclosure and transition.

The Company recognizes accrued interest and penalties related to unrecognized tax benefits as income tax expense. There were no unrecognized tax benefits and no amounts accrued for interest and penalties as of September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021. 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 has identified the United States as its only “major” tax jurisdiction. The Company is subject to income taxation by major taxing authorities since inception. These examinations may include questioning the timing and amount of deductions, the nexus of income among various tax jurisdictions and compliance with federal and state tax laws. The Company’s management does not expect that the total amount of unrecognized tax benefits will materially change over the next twelve months.

Net Income per Common Share

The Company complies with accounting and disclosure requirements of FASB ASC Topic 260, “Earnings Per Share”. The Company has two classes of shares, which are referred to as Class A common stock and Class B common stock. Income and losses are shared pro rata between the two classes of shares. Net income per common stock is computed by dividing net income by the weighted average number of common stock outstanding for the period. The Company applies the two-class method in calculating earnings per share. Accretion associated with the redeemable shares of Class A common stock is excluded from earnings per share as the redemption value approximates fair value.

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 

SEPTEMBER 30, 2022

(Unaudited)

The calculation of diluted income per share does not consider the effect of the warrants issued in connection with the (i) Initial Public Offering and (ii) private placement, since the exercise of the warrants is contingent upon the occurrence of future events. The warrants are exercisable to purchase 26,410,785 Class A common stock in the aggregate. As of September 30, 2022 and 2021, the Company did not have any dilutive securities or other contracts that could, potentially, be exercised or converted into common stock and then share in the earnings of the Company. As a result, diluted net income per common stock is the same as basic net income per common stock for the periods presented.

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

September 30, 

September 30, 

September 30, 

September 30, 

    

2022

2021

    

2022

    

2021

    

Class A

    

Class B

    

Class A

    

Class B

    

Class A

    

Class B

    

Class A

    

Class B

Numerator:

 

  

Allocation of net income

$

333,860

$

105,144

$

15,974,063

$

3,993,516

$

9,027,332

$

2,425,352

$

13,635,696

$

3,408,924

Denominator:

 

  

Basic and diluted weighted average ordinary share outstanding

 

26,530,664

8,355,393

33,421,570

8,355,393

31,099,360

8,355,393

33,421,570

8,355,393

Basic and diluted net income per ordinary share

$

0.01

$

0.01

$

0.48

$

0.48

$

0.29

$

0.29

$

0.41

$

0.41

For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021, basic and diluted shares are the same as there are no securities that are dilutive to the stockholders under the treasury stock method.

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 Deposit Insurance Coverage limit of $250,000. The Company has not experienced losses on this account and management believes the Company is not exposed to significant risks on such account.

Fair Value of Financial Instruments

The fair value of the Company’s assets and liabilities, which qualify as financial instruments under ASC 820, “Fair Value Measurement,” approximates the carrying amounts represented in the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheets, primarily due to their short-term nature other than derivative warrant liability.

Recent Accounting Standards

In August 2020, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2020-06, Debt — Debt with Conversion and Other Options (Subtopic 470-20) and Derivatives and Hedging — Contracts in Entity’s Own Equity (Subtopic 815-40) (“ASU 2020-06”) to simplify accounting for certain financial instruments. ASU 2020-06 eliminates the current models that require separation of beneficial conversion and cash conversion features from convertible instruments and simplifies the derivative scope exception guidance pertaining to equity classification of contracts in an entity’s own equity. The new standard also introduces additional disclosures for convertible debt and freestanding instruments that are indexed to and settled in an entity’s own equity. ASU 2020-06 amends the diluted earnings per share guidance, including the requirement to use the if-converted method for all convertible instruments. ASU 2020-06 is effective January 1, 2022 and should be applied on a full or modified retrospective basis, with early adoption permitted beginning on January 1, 2021. The adoption of ASU 2020-06 did not have an impact on the Company’s condensed consolidated financial statements.

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 Company’s condensed consolidated financial statements.

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NOTE 3. INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERING

Pursuant to the Initial Public Offering, the Company sold 33,421,570 Units, which includes a partial exercise by the underwriter of its over-allotment option in the amount of 3,421,570 Units, at a purchase price of $10.00 per Unit. Each Unit consists of one share of Class A common stock and one-half of one redeemable warrant (“Public Warrant”). Each whole Public Warrant entitles the holder to purchase one share of Class A common stock at a price of $11.50 per share, subject to adjustment (see Note 8).

NOTE 4. PRIVATE PLACEMENT

Simultaneously with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, the Sponsor purchased an aggregate of 9,700,000 Private Placement Warrants, at a price of $1.00 per private placement warrant, or $9,700,000 in the aggregate. Each private placement warrant is exercisable to purchase one share of common stock at an exercise price of $11.50 per share, subject to adjustment (see Note 8). A portion of the proceeds from the private placement warrants were added to the proceeds from the Initial Public Offering held in the Trust Account. If the Company does not complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period, the proceeds from the sale of the private placement warrants held in the Trust Account 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.

NOTE 5. RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

Founder Shares

In June 2020, the Sponsor purchased 8,625,000 shares of the Company’s Class B common stock (the “Founder Shares”) for an aggregate purchase price of $25,000. The Founder Shares included an aggregate of up to 1,125,000 shares subject to forfeiture by the Sponsor to the extent the underwriter’s over-allotment is not exercised in full. There was an aggregate of up to 269,607 shares that were subject to forfeiture by the Sponsor following the underwriter’s election to partially exercise its over-allotment option so that the number of Founder Shares would collectively represent approximately 20% of the Company’s issued and outstanding shares after the Initial Public Offering. The underwriter’s over-allotment option expired unexercised on October 24, 2020, as such 269,607 Founder Shares were forfeited, resulting in there being an aggregate of 8,355,393 Founder Shares outstanding.

The Sponsor has agreed, subject to certain limited exceptions, not to transfer, assign or sell any of the Founder Shares until the earlier of (A) one year after the completion of a Business Combination and (B) subsequent to a Business Combination, (x) if the last reported sale price of the Class A common stock equals or exceeds $12.00 per share (as adjusted for stock splits, stock reorganizations, recapitalizations and the like) for any 20 trading days within any 30-trading day period commencing at least 150 days after a Business Combination, or (y) the date on which the Company completes a liquidation, merger, stock exchange, reorganization or other similar transaction that results in all of the Company’s stockholders having the right to exchange their shares of Class A common stock for cash, securities or other property.

Administrative Support Agreement

The Company entered into an agreement, commencing on September 9, 2020, to pay an affiliate of the Sponsor a total of $10,000 per month for office space, utilities and secretarial, and administrative support services. Upon completion of a Business Combination or its liquidation, the Company will cease paying these monthly fees. For the three months and nine months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021, the Company incurred $30,000 and $90,000 in fees for these services, respectively, of which $20,000 and $50,000 of such fee is included in accrued expenses in the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheets as of September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively.

Promissory Note — Related Party

In June 2020, the Sponsor issued an unsecured promissory note to the Company (the “Promissory Note”), pursuant to which the Company could borrow up to an aggregate principal amount of $300,000. The Promissory Note was non-interest bearing and payable

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on the earlier of December 31, 2020 or the consummation of the Initial Public Offering. The outstanding balance under the Promissory Note of $52,250 was repaid on September 15, 2020. Funds are no longer available under the Promissory Note.

Related Party Loans

In addition, in order to finance transaction costs in connection with a Business Combination, the Sponsor, an affiliate of the Sponsor, or certain of the Company’s officers and directors or their affiliates may, but are not obligated to, loan the Company funds as may be required (“Working Capital Loans”). If the Company completes a Business Combination, the Company would repay the Working Capital Loans out of the proceeds of the Trust Account released to the Company. Otherwise, the Working Capital Loans would be repaid only out of funds held outside the Trust Account. In the event that a Business Combination does not close, the Company may use a portion of proceeds held outside the Trust Account to repay the Working Capital Loans but no proceeds held in the Trust Account would be used to repay the Working Capital Loans. The Working Capital Loans would either be repaid upon consummation of a Business Combination, without interest, or, at the lender’s discretion, up to $1,500,000 of such Working Capital Loans may be convertible into warrants, at a price of $1.00 per warrant, of the post Business Combination entity. The warrants would be identical to the Private Placement Warrants.

On September 9, 2022, the Company issued an unsecured promissory note in the principal amount of up to $600,000 to the Sponsor. The Company may request an additional aggregate amount of up to $150,000, which may be drawn down in two equal tranches. The Note does not bear interest and matures upon closing of the Company’s initial business combination. In the event that the Company does not consummate a business combination, the Note will be repaid only from amounts remaining outside of the Trust Account, if any. The proceeds of the Note have been deposited in the Trust Account in connection with the Charter Amendment. The Note may be converted, in whole or in part, at the option of the Lender into warrants of the Company at a price of $1.00 per warrant, which warrants will be identical to the private placement warrants issued to the Sponsor at the time of the initial public offering of the Company. As of September 30, 2022, there is $600,000 outstanding under this Note.

NOTE 6. COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

Risks and Uncertainties

Management continues to evaluate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and has concluded that while it is reasonably possible that the virus could have a negative effect on the Company’s financial position, results of its operations and/or ability to successfully complete a business combination, the specific impact is not readily determinable as of the date of these condensed consolidated financial statements. The condensed consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty.

In February 2022, the Russian Federation and Belarus commenced a military action with the country of Ukraine. As a result of this action, various nations, including the United States, have instituted economic sanctions against the Russian Federation and Belarus. Further, the impact of this action and related sanctions on the world economy are not determinable as of the date of these condensed consolidated financial statements. The specific impact on the Company’s financial condition, results of operations, and cash flows is also not determinable as of the date of these condensed consolidated financial statements.

On August 16, 2022, the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (the “IR Act”) was signed into federal law. The IR Act provides for, among other things, a new U.S. federal 1% excise tax on certain repurchases of stock by publicly traded U.S. domestic corporations and certain U.S. domestic subsidiaries of publicly traded foreign corporations occurring on or after January 1, 2023. The excise tax is imposed on the repurchasing corporation itself, not its shareholders from which shares are repurchased. The amount of the excise tax is generally 1% of the fair market value of the shares repurchased at the time of the repurchase. However, for purposes of calculating the excise tax, repurchasing corporations are permitted to net the fair market value of certain new stock issuances against the fair market value of stock repurchases during the same taxable year. In addition, certain exceptions apply to the excise tax. The U.S. Department of the Treasury (the “Treasury”) has been given authority to provide regulations and other guidance to carry out and prevent the abuse or avoidance of the excise tax.

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Any redemption or other repurchase that occurs after December 31, 2022, in connection with a Business Combination, extension vote or otherwise, may be subject to the excise tax. Whether and to what extent the Company would be subject to the excise tax in connection with a Business Combination, extension vote or otherwise would depend on a number of factors, including (i) the fair market value of the redemptions and repurchases in connection with the Business Combination, extension or otherwise, (ii) the structure of a Business Combination, (iii) the nature and amount of any “PIPE” or other equity issuances in connection with a Business Combination (or otherwise issued not in connection with a Business Combination but issued within the same taxable year of a Business Combination) and (iv) the content of regulations and other guidance from the Treasury. In addition, because the excise tax would be payable by the Company and not by the redeeming holder, the mechanics of any required payment of the excise tax have not been determined. The foregoing could cause a reduction in the cash available on hand to complete a Business Combination and in the Company’s ability to complete a Business Combination.

Registration and Stockholder Rights

Pursuant to a registration and stockholder rights agreement entered into on September 9, 2020, the holders of the Founder Shares, Private Placement Warrants, and warrants that may be issued upon conversion of Working Capital Loans (and any shares of Class A common stock issuable upon the exercise of the Private Placement Warrants and warrants that may be issued upon conversion of the Working Capital Loans and upon conversion of the Founder Shares) are entitled to registration rights, requiring the Company to register such securities for resale (in the case of the Founder Shares, only after conversion to shares of Class A common stock). The holders of these securities will be entitled to make up to three demands, excluding short form demands, that the Company register such securities. 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 and rights to require the Company to register for resale such securities pursuant to Rule 415 under the Securities Act. However, the registration and stockholder 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 lock-up period. The Company will bear the expenses incurred in connection with the filing of any such registration statements.

Underwriting Agreement

The Company granted the underwriter a 45-day option from the date of the Initial Public Offering to purchase up to 4,500,000 additional Units to cover over-allotments, if any, at the Initial Public Offering price less the underwriting discounts and commissions. The underwriter’s elected to partially exercise the over-allotment option to purchase an additional 3,421,570 Units. The remaining 1,078,430 Units expired unexercised on October 24, 2020.

The underwriter is entitled to a deferred fee of $0.35 per Unit, or $11,697,550 in the aggregate. The deferred fee will become payable to the underwriter 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.

On August 3, 2022, the Company and underwriter executed a waiver letter confirming the underwriter’s resignation and waiver of its entitlement to the payment of deferred fee under the terms of the underwriting agreement solely with respect to the proposed Business Combination between the Company and Nuburu Inc. (the “Proposed Business Combination”). This results in a gain contingency, as such the gain will be recognized once the contingency is resolved and the business combination with Nuburu is closed.

The Proposed Business Combination

On August 5, 2022, the Company (hereinafter referred to as Tailwind in this Note 6) entered into a business combination agreement (the “Business Combination Agreement”) with Merger Sub and Nuburu, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Nuburu”) (the “Proposed Business Combination”). Capitalized terms used but not otherwise defined in this Note 6 will have the meanings given to them in the Business Combination Agreement, a copy of which was filed as Exhibit 2.1 to the Current Report on Form 8-K filed by Tailwind on August 8, 2022.

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The Merger

Pursuant to the terms of the Business Combination Agreement, Tailwind will acquire Nuburu through the merger of Merger Sub with and into Nuburu, with Nuburu surviving the merger (the “Surviving Corporation”) as a wholly owned subsidiary of Tailwind (the “Merger”). In connection with the Merger, Tailwind will be renamed “Nuburu, Inc.” (the “Post-Combination Company”) and Nuburu will be renamed to “Nuburu Subsidiary, Inc.”

At the effective time of the Merger (the “Effective Time”):

Each share of Nuburu preferred stock, par value $0.0001 per share, including Series A Preferred Stock, Series A-1 Preferred Stock, Series B Preferred Stock, Series B-1 Preferred Stock, and Series C Preferred Stock (“Nuburu Preferred Stock”), issued and outstanding immediately prior to the Effective Time shall be canceled and converted into the right to receive the number of shares of common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, of Tailwind (“New SPAC Common Stock”) equal to the greater of (A) the quotient obtained from (x) the applicable Preferred Stock Liquidation Preference of such share of Nuburu Preferred Stock divided by (y) $10.00 (such shares of Nuburu Preferred Stock receiving a number of shares of New SPAC Common Stock, “Unconverted Preferred Stock”), and (B) the product of (x) the number of shares of Nuburu Common Stock (as defined below) that such share of Nuburu Preferred Stock would be entitled to convert into as of immediately prior to the Effective Time in accordance with Nuburu’s Certificate of Incorporation, multiplied by (y) the Common Stock Exchange Ratio.
Each share of Nuburu common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (“Nuburu Common Stock”) issued and outstanding shall be canceled and converted into the right to receive the number of shares of New SPAC Common Stock equal to the Common Stock Exchange Ratio.
Each outstanding option to purchase shares of Nuburu Common Stock (each such option, a “Nuburu Option”), whether vested or unvested, will be converted into an option to purchase a number of shares of New SPAC Common Stock (such option, an “Exchanged Option”) equal to the product (rounded down to the nearest whole number) of (x) the number of shares of Nuburu Common Stock subject to such Nuburu Option immediately prior to the Effective Time and (y) the Common Stock Exchange Ratio, at an exercise price per share (rounded up to the nearest whole cent) equal to the quotient of (A) the exercise price per share of such Nuburu Option immediately prior to the Effective Time divided by (B) the Common Stock Exchange Ratio. Except as specifically provided above, following the Effective Time, each Exchanged Option will continue to be governed by the same terms and conditions, including vesting and exercisability terms, as were applicable to the corresponding former Nuburu Option immediately prior to the Effective Time.
Each outstanding restricted stock unit granted by Nuburu (each a “Nuburu RSU”) will be converted into a restricted stock unit of New SPAC Common Stock (such option, an “Exchanged RSU”) equal to the product (rounded down to the nearest whole number) of (x) the number of shares subject to a Nuburu RSU immediately prior to the Effective Time and (y) the Common Stock Exchange Ratio. Except as specifically provided above, following the Effective Time, each Exchanged RSU will continue to be governed by the same terms and conditions as were applicable to the corresponding former Nuburu RSU immediately prior to the Effective Time.
Each outstanding warrant to purchase shares of Nuburu Common Stock will be treated in accordance with its terms, as may be amended prior to the Closing, with any amendments subject to Tailwind’s prior written consent, not to be unreasonably withheld, conditioned, or delayed.
Each outstanding convertible promissory note issued by Nuburu (each a “Convertible Note”) will be canceled and converted into (A) shares of Nuburu Common Stock in accordance with the terms of such Convertible Note as of immediately prior to the Effective Time, which shares shall then be outstanding as of immediately prior to the Effective Time and subsequently converted into New SPAC Common Stock (and with such shares being entitled to participate in the Preferred Stock Issuance).

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The “Common Stock Exchange Ratio” means the quotient obtained by dividing (x) the Aggregate Common Stock Merger Consideration by (y) the number of Fully-Diluted Company Shares. The “Aggregate Common Stock Merger Consideration” means a number of shares of New SPAC Common Stock equal to (a) 35,000,000 less (b) the aggregate number of New SPAC Common Stock issuable in respect of Unconverted Preferred Stock pursuant to Section 3.01(a)(i) of the Business Combination Agreement. “Fully-Diluted Company Shares” means an amount equal to, without duplication, (i) the aggregate number of shares of Company Capital Stock that are issued and outstanding as of immediately prior to the Effective Time on a fully-diluted, as converted-to Company Common Stock basis, plus (ii) the aggregate number of shares of Company Common Stock issuable upon the full exercise, exchange or conversion of Company Warrants, Company Options, Company RSUs and Company Notes that are outstanding as of immediately prior to the Effective Time; provided, however, that “Fully-Diluted Shares” shall exclude (A) all Unconverted Preferred Stock and (B) certain equity set forth in the schedules to the Business Combination Agreement.

Preferred Stock Issuance

Prior to the Closing, Tailwind shall declare an issuance of shares of New SPAC Series A Preferred Stock to the holders of record of New SPAC Common Stock as of as of the close of business on the Closing Date (other than (a) stockholders of Nuburu who have waived its entire right, title and interest in, to or under, any participation in the Preferred Stock Issuance by executing the Written Consent (which, for clarity, excludes shares of New SPAC Common Stock to be received as a result of the conversion of any Company Note) and (b) the Sponsor, who shall have waived right, title and interest in, to or under, a portion of the Preferred Stock Issuance as further described in the Sponsor Support Agreement (as defined below)), with one share of New SPAC Series A Preferred Stock to be issued in respect of each such share of New SPAC Common Stock. For clarity, any stockholder of the Company that has elected to redeem their shares in connection with the Proposed Business Combination shall not participate in the Preferred Stock Issuance with respect to the shares it has so redeemed, as such holder will not be a record holder of New SPAC Common Stock with respect to such shares as of the close of business on the Closing Date. The terms of the New SPAC Series A Preferred Stock are set forth in a Certificate of Designations to be filed in connection with the Closing. The issuance will be conditioned upon the occurrence of the Effective Time and occur as of the close of business on the Closing Date.

The Business Combination Agreement contains customary representations, warranties and covenants by the parties thereto as further described in the Business Combination Agreement.

Mutual Conditions

Under the terms of the Business Combination Agreement, the obligations of Nuburu, Tailwind and Merger Sub to consummate the Proposed Business Combination, including the Merger, are subject to the satisfaction or waiver (where permissible) at or prior to the Closing of the following conditions: (i) the Written Consent of the stockholders of Nuburu shall have been delivered to Tailwind; (ii) the SPAC Proposals shall have been approved and adopted by the requisite affirmative vote of the stockholders of Tailwind in accordance with the SPAC Organizational Documents and Law; (iii) no Governmental Authority shall have enacted, issued, promulgated, enforced or entered any Law, rule, regulation, judgment, decree, executive order or award which is then in effect and has the effect of making the Proposed Business Combination, including the Merger, illegal or otherwise prohibiting consummation of the Proposed Business Combination; (iv) the Registration Statement shall have been declared effective under the Securities Act, no stop order suspending the effectiveness of the Registration Statement shall be in effect, and no proceedings for purposes of suspending the effectiveness of the Registration Statement shall have been initiated or threatened by the SEC; and (v) Tailwind shall have at least $5,000,001 of net tangible assets (as determined in accordance with Rule 3a51-1(g)(1) of the Exchange Act).

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Tailwind Conditions to Closing

Additionally, under the terms of the Business Combination Agreement, the obligations of Tailwind and Merger Sub to consummate the Proposed Business Combination, including the Merger, are subject to the satisfaction or waiver (where permissible) at or prior to the Closing of, among other customary closing conditions, no Company Material Adverse Effect having occurred between the date of the Business Combination Agreement and the Closing Date.

Nuburu Conditions to Closing

Additionally, under the terms of the Business Combination Agreement, the obligations of Nuburu to consummate the Proposed Business Combination, including the Merger, are subject to the satisfaction or waiver (where permissible) at or prior to the Closing of, among other customary closing conditions, no SPAC Material Adverse Effect having occurred between the date of the Business Combination Agreement and the Closing Date.

Termination

The Business Combination Agreement allows the parties to terminate the agreement upon the occurrence of certain conditions, including if the Effective Time has not occurred by March 9, 2023 (the “Outside Date”). Additionally, the Business Combination Agreement may be terminated (i) by Tailwind if Nuburu’s board of directors, prior to obtaining the Written Consent, makes a Company Adverse Recommendation Change; (ii) by Tailwind if Nuburu fails to deliver the Written Consent within two Business Days after the Registration Statement becomes effective; (iii) by Tailwind within 30 days, based on its due diligence review of Nuburu, (iv) by Tailwind or Nuburu for a period of 10 business days, such period commencing on the date that is 45 days following a Lincoln Park Diligence Termination (as defined below), provided the parties do not obtain adequate alternative financing and (v) by Nuburu prior to the receipt of the Company Stockholder Approval, if Nuburu’s board of directors authorizes Nuburu to enter into a definitive agreement with respect to a unsolicited superior Company Acquisition Proposal and Nuburu enters into such definitive agreement with respect to such proposal. In the event that the Business Combination Agreement is terminated by Nuburu pursuant to an authorization of Nuburu’s board of directors to enter into a definitive agreement with respect to an unsolicited superior Company Acquisition Proposal (other than another SPAC Acquisition Proposal), Nuburu must pay Tailwind a termination fee of $15 million within two Business Days of such termination.

For additional information, refer to Tailwind’s Current Report on Form 8-K, as filed with the SEC on August 8, 2022.

NOTE 7. STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT

Preferred Stock — The Company is authorized to issue 1,000,000 shares of preferred stock 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. As of September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, there were no shares of preferred stock issued or outstanding.

Class A Common Stock — The Company is authorized to issue 500,000,000 shares of Class A common stock with a par value of $0.0001 per share. Holders of Class A common stock are entitled to one vote for each share. At September 30, 2022, there were 3,232,841 Class A common stock issued and outstanding net of 30,188,729 Class A common stock redeemed on September 7, 2022 and at December 31, 2021, there were 33,421,570 shares of Class A common stock issued and outstanding, which are included as temporary equity on the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheets.

Class B Common Stock — The Company is authorized to issue 50,000,000 shares of Class B common stock with a par value of $0.0001 per share. As of September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, there were 8,355,393 shares of Class B common stock issued and outstanding.

Holders of Class A common stock and Class B common stock will vote together as a single class on all matters submitted to a vote of stockholders except as required by law.

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The shares of Class B common stock will automatically convert into shares of Class A common stock at the time of a Business Combination on a one-for-one basis, subject to adjustment. In the case that additional shares of Class A common stock, or equity-linked securities, are issued or deemed issued in excess of the amounts offered in the Initial Public Offering and related to the closing of a Business Combination, the ratio at which shares of Class B common stock shall convert into shares of Class A common stock will be adjusted (unless the holders of a majority of the outstanding shares of Class B common stock agree to waive such adjustment with respect to any such issuance or deemed issuance) so that the number of shares of Class A common stock issuable upon conversion of all shares of Class B common stock will equal, in the aggregate, on an as-converted basis, 20% of the sum of the total number of all shares of common stock outstanding upon the completion of the Initial Public Offering plus all shares of Class A common stock and equity-linked securities issued or deemed issued in connection with a Business Combination (excluding any shares or equity-linked securities issued, or to be issued, to any seller in a Business Combination).

NOTE 8. WARRANTS

As of September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, there were 16,710,785 and 9,700,000 Public Warrants and Private Placement Warrants outstanding, respectively.

Public Warrants may only be exercised for a whole number of shares. No fractional warrants will be issued upon separation of the Units and only whole warrants will trade. The Public Warrants will become exercisable on the later of (a) 12 months from the closing of the Initial Public Offering and (b) 30 days after the completion of a Business Combination.

The Company will not be obligated to deliver any shares of Class A common stock pursuant to the exercise of a warrant and will have no obligation to settle such warrant exercise unless a registration statement under the Securities Act with respect to the shares of Class A common stock underlying the warrants is then effective and a prospectus relating thereto is current, subject to the Company satisfying its obligations with respect to registration, or a valid exemption from registration is available. No warrant will be exercisable and the Company will not be obligated to issue any shares of Class A common stock upon exercise of a warrant unless the share of Class A common stock issuable upon such warrant exercise has been registered, qualified or deemed to be exempt under the securities laws of the state of residence of the registered holder of the warrants.

The Company has agreed that as soon as practicable, but in no event later than 20 business days after the closing of a Business Combination, it will use its commercially reasonable efforts to file with the SEC a registration statement for the registration, under the Securities Act, of the shares of Class A common stock issuable upon exercise of the warrants, and the Company will use its commercially reasonable efforts to cause the same to become effective within 60 business days after the closing of a Business Combination, and to maintain the effectiveness of such registration statement and a current prospectus relating to those shares of Class A common stock until the warrants expire or are redeemed, as specified in the warrant agreement; provided that if the Class A common stock is at the time of any exercise of a warrant not listed on a national securities exchange such that they satisfy the definition of a “covered security” under Section 18(b)(1) of the Securities Act, the Company may, at its option, require holders of Public Warrants who exercise their warrants to do so on a “cashless basis” in accordance with Section 3(a)(9) of the Securities Act and, in the event the Company so elects, the Company will not be required to file or maintain in effect a registration statement, but it will use its commercially reasonably efforts to register or qualify the shares under applicable blue sky laws to the extent an exemption is not available. If a registration statement covering the shares of Class A common stock issuable upon exercise of the warrants is not effective by the 60th day after the closing of a Business Combination, warrant holders may, until such time as there is an effective registration statement and during any period when the Company will have failed to maintain an effective registration statement, exercise warrants on a “cashless basis” in accordance with Section 3(a)(9) of the Securities Act or another exemption, but the Company will use its commercially reasonably efforts to register or qualify the shares under applicable blue sky laws to the extent an exemption is not available.

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Redemptions of warrants when the price of Class A common stock equals or exceeds $18.00 Once the Public Warrants become exercisable, the Company may redeem the Public Warrants:

in whole and not in part;
at a price of $0.01 per warrant;
upon not less than 30 days’ prior written notice of redemption to each warrant holder; and
if, and only if, the closing price of the Class A common stock equals or exceeds $18.00 per share for any 20 trading days within a 30-trading day period ending three trading days before the Company sends the notice of redemption to the warrant holders.

If and when the Public Warrants become redeemable by the Company, it may exercise its redemption right even if the Company is unable to register or qualify the underlying securities for sale under all applicable state securities laws.

Redemption of warrants when the price per share of Class common stock equals or exceeds $10.00 — Once the Public Warrants become exercisable, the Company may redeem the Public Warrants:

in whole and not in part;
at $0.10 per warrant upon a minimum of 30 days’ prior written notice of redemption provided that holders will be able to exercise their warrants on a cashless basis prior to redemption and receive that number of shares based on the redemption date and the fair market value of the Class A common stock;
if, and only if, the last reported sale price of the Class A common stock equals or exceeds $10.00 per share (as adjusted per stock splits, stock dividends, reorganizations, reclassifications, recapitalizations and the like) for any 20 trading days within the 30-trading day period ending three trading days before the Company send the notice of redemption to the warrant holders; and
if the closing price of the Class A common stock for any 20 trading days within a 30-trading day period ending on the third trading day prior to the date on which the Company sends the notice of redemption to the warrant holders is less than $18.00 per share, the Private Placement Warrants must also be concurrently called for redemption on the same terms as the outstanding Public Warrants, as described above.

In addition, if (x) the Company issues additional shares of Class A common stock or equity-linked securities for capital raising purposes in connection with the closing of a Business Combination at an issue price or effective issue price of less than $9.20 per share of Class A common stock (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 Sponsor or its affiliates, without taking into account any Founder Shares held by the Sponsor or such 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 a Business Combination on the date of the consummation of a Business Combination (net of redemptions), and (z) the volume weighted average trading price of the shares of Class A common stock during the 20 trading day period starting on the trading day prior to the day on which the Company consummates a Business Combination (such price, the “Market Value”) is below $9.20 per share, then 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, the $18.00 per share redemption trigger price and the “Redemption of Warrants when the price per share of Class A common stock equals or exceeds $10.00” described above will be adjusted (to the nearest cent) to be equal to 180% of the higher of the Market Value and the Newly Issued Price, and the $10.00 per share redemption trigger price described above under “Redemption of Warrants when the price per share of Class A common stock equals or exceeds $10.00” will be adjusted (to the nearest cent) to be equal to the higher of the Market Value and the Newly Issued Price.

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TAILWIND ACQUISITION CORP. 

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 

SEPTEMBER 30, 2022

(Unaudited)

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 and the shares of Class A common stock issuable upon the exercise of the Private Placement Warrants will not be transferable, assignable or saleable until 30 days after the completion of a Business Combination, subject to certain limited exceptions. Additionally, the Private Placement Warrants will be exercisable for cash or on a cashless basis, at the holder’s option, and be non-redeemable so long as they are held by the initial purchasers or their permitted transferees (except for a number of shares of Class A common stock as described above under Redemption of warrants for Class A common stock). If the Private Placement Warrants are held by someone other than the initial purchasers or their permitted transferees, the Private Placement Warrants will be redeemable by the Company in all redemption scenarios and exercisable by such holders on the same basis as the Public Warrants.

NOTE 9. FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENTS

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.

At September 30, 2022, assets held in the Trust Account were comprised of $33,034,062 in cash. At December 31, 2021, assets held in the Trust Account were comprised of $2,040 in cash and $334,439,154 in a Treasury Preferred Fund. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2022, the Company withdrew $706,648 of interest income from the Trust Account. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021, the Company did not withdraw any interest income from the Trust Account.

The gross holding gains (losses) and fair value of held-to-maturity securities at September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021 are as follows:

    

    

    

Gross

    

Amortized

 Holding 

Held-To-Maturity

 Cost

(Loss) Gain

Fair Value

September 30, 2022

 

U.S. Treasury Bills (Matured on August 18, 2022)

$

$

$

December 31, 2021

Treasury Preferred Fund (Matured on February 17, 2022)

$

334,439,154

$

6,468

$

334,445,622

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TAILWIND ACQUISITION CORP. 

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 

SEPTEMBER 30, 2022

(Unaudited)

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, 2022 and December 31, 2021 indicates the fair value hierarchy of the valuation inputs the Company utilized to determine such fair value.

September 30, 

December 31,

    

Level

    

2022

    

2021

Assets:

 

  

 

  

 

  

Cash and marketable securities held in Trust Account

 

1

$

33,034,062

$

334,441,194

Liabilities:

Warrant Liability – Public Warrants

1

$

1,336,863

$

8,689,608

Warrant Liability – Private Placement Warrants

2

$

776,000

$

5,044,000

The Warrants were initially valued using a binomial lattice model. The binomial lattice model’s primary unobservable input utilized in determining the fair value of the 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. For periods subsequent to the detachment of the Public Warrants from the Units, the close price of the Public Warrant price was used as the fair value as of each relevant date. The subsequent measurements of the Public Warrants after the detachment of the Public Warrants from the Units are classified as Level 1 due to the use of an observable market quote in an active market. The subsequent measurements of the Private Placement Warrants after the detachment of the Public Warrants from the Units are classified as Level 2 due to the use of an observable market quote for a similar asset in an active market.

The following table presents the changes in the fair value of Level 3 warrant liabilities:

    

Private

Placement

Fair value as of January 1, 2021

$

13,580,000

Change in fair value

 

(3,686,000)

Fair value as of March 31, 2021

 

9,894,000

Transfers out of Level 3 to Level 2

 

(9,894,000)

Fair value as of September 30, 2021

$

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TAILWIND ACQUISITION CORP. 

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 

SEPTEMBER 30, 2022

(Unaudited)

NOTE 10. SUBSEQUENT EVENTS

The Company evaluated subsequent events and transactions that occurred after the balance sheet date up to the date that the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements were issued. Other than as disclosed below, the Company did not identify any subsequent events that would have required adjustment or disclosure in the condensed consolidated financial statements.

On October 7, 2022, the Company issued a press release announcing the transfer of its listing to NYSE American LLC (“NYSE American”). In connection with listing on NYSE American, the Company voluntarily delisted from The New York Stock Exchange. The Company transferred its listing to NYSE American on October 12, 2022.

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ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

References in this report to “we,” “us” or the “Company” refer to Tailwind Acquisition Corp. References to our “management” or our “management team” refer to our officers and directors, and references to the “Sponsor” refer to Tailwind Sponsor LLC. The following discussion and analysis of the Company’s financial condition and results of operations should be read in conjunction with the financial statements and the notes thereto contained elsewhere in this Form 10-Q. Certain information contained in the discussion and analysis set forth below includes forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties.

Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This Form 10-Q includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) and Section 21E of the Exchange Act that are not historical facts, and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expected and projected. All statements, other than statements of historical fact included in this Form 10-Q including, without limitation, statements regarding the Nuburu Proposed Business Combination and statements in this “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” regarding the Company’s financial position, business strategy and the plans and objectives of management for future operations, are forward-looking statements. Words such as “expect,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “estimate,” “seek” and variations and similar words and expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements relate to future events or future performance, but reflect management’s current beliefs, based on information currently available. A number of factors could cause actual events, performance or results to differ materially from the events, performance and results discussed in the forward-looking statements. For information identifying important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements, please refer to the Risk Factors section of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC “) on March 31, 2022 and the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2022 filed with the SEC on May 16, 2022. The Company’s securities filings can be accessed on the EDGAR section of the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Except as expressly required by applicable securities law, the Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Overview

We are a blank check company formed under the laws of the State of Delaware on May 29, 2020 for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or other similar Business Combination with one or more businesses. We intend to effectuate our Business Combination using cash from the proceeds of the Initial Public Offering and the sale of the Private Placement Warrants, our capital stock, debt or a combination of cash, stock and debt.

Recent Developments

On August 5, 2022, we entered into a Merger Agreement, by and among the company, Merger Sub, and Nuburu. See Note 6 above for a description of the Merger Agreement and the transactions contemplated thereby.

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As disclosed in the definitive proxy statement filed by Tailwind Acquisition Corp. the Company with the SEC on August 17, 2022, as supplemented (the “Proxy Statement”), relating to the special meeting of stockholders (the “Extension Meeting”), the Sponsor agreed that if the Extension Amendment Proposal (as defined below) is approved, it or one or more of its affiliates, members or third-party designees (the “Lender”) will contribute to the Company as a loan $600,000 to be deposited into the trust account established in connection with the Company’s initial public offering (the “Trust Account”). In addition, in the event the Company does not consummate an initial business combination by the Charter Extension Date (as defined below), the Lender will contribute to the Company as a loan up to $150,000 in two equal installments to be deposited into the Trust Account for each of two one-month extensions following the Charter Extension Date. Accordingly, on September 9, 2022, the Company issued an unsecured promissory note in the principal amount of up to $750,000 (the “Note”) to the Sponsor. The Note does not bear interest and matures upon closing of the Company’s initial business combination. In the event that the Company does not consummate a business combination, the Note will be repaid only from amounts remaining outside of the Trust Account, if any. The proceeds of the Note have been deposited in the Trust Account in connection with the Charter Amendment. The Note may be converted, in whole or in part, at the option of the Lender into warrants of the Company at a price of $1.00 per warrant, which warrants will be identical to the private placement warrants issued to the Sponsor at the time of the initial public offering of the Company. On September 7, 2022, the Company held the Extension Meeting to amend the Company’s certificate of incorporation (the “Charter Amendment”) to extend the date (the “Termination Date”) by which the Company has to consummate a business combination from September 9, 2022 (the “Original Termination Date”) to January 9, 2023 (the “Charter Extension Date”) and to allow the Company, without another stockholder vote, to elect to extend the Termination Date to consummate a business combination on a monthly basis for up to two times by an additional one month each time after the Charter Extension Date, by resolution of the Company’s board of directors if requested by the Sponsor, and upon five days’ advance notice prior to the applicable deadlines, until March 9, 2023, or a total of up to six months after the Original Termination Date, unless the closing of the Company’s initial business combination shall have occurred prior to such date (the “Extension Amendment Proposal”). The stockholders of the Company approved the Extension Amendment Proposal at the Extension Meeting and on September 9, 2022, the Company filed the Charter Amendment with the Delaware Secretary of State.

In connection with the vote to approve the Charter Amendment, the holders of 30,188,729 shares of Class A common stock of the Company properly exercised their right to redeem their shares for cash at a redemption price of approximately $10.03 per share, for an aggregate redemption amount of $302,873,885.

On October 7, 2022, the Company issued a press release announcing that it will transfer its listing to the NYSE American LLC (“NYSE American”), where the Company has been approved for listing. In connection with listing on NYSE American, the Company will voluntarily delist from The New York Stock Exchange. Following the transfer of its listing, the Company intends to continue to file the same periodic reports and other information it currently files with the SEC. The Company transferred listing to the NYSE American on October 12, 2022.

Results of Operations

We have neither engaged in any operations nor generated any revenues to date. Our only activities from May 29, 2020 (inception) through September 30, 2022 were organizational activities, those necessary to prepare for the Initial Public Offering, described below, and 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 in the Trust Account. We incur expenses as a result of being a public company (for legal, financial reporting, accounting and auditing compliance), as well as for due diligence expenses.

For the three months ended September 30, 2022, we had a net income of $439,004, which consists of the interest earned on marketable securities held in Trust Account of $822,997 and the change in the fair value of warrant liability of $528,216, offset by operational costs of $749,880 and a provision for income taxes of $162,329.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2022, we had a net income of $11,452,684, which consists of the interest earned on marketable securities held in Trust Account of $1,573,401 and the change in the fair value of warrant liability of $11,620,745, offset by operational costs of $1,462,117 and a provision for income taxes of $279,345.

For the three months ended September 30, 2021, we had a net income of $19,967,579, which consists of the interest earned on marketable securities held in Trust Account of $ 18,214 and the change in the fair value of warrant liability of $20,336,305, offset by operational costs of $386,940.

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For the nine months ended September 30, 2021, we had a net income of $17,044,620, which consists of the interest earned on marketable securities held in Trust Account of $82,072 and the change in the fair value of warrant liability of $21,656,844, offset by operational costs of $4,694,296.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

On September 9, 2020, we consummated the Initial Public Offering of 33,421,570 Units at a price of $10.00 per Unit, which includes the partial exercise by the underwriter of its over-allotment option in the amount of 3,421,570 Units, generating gross proceeds of $334,215,700. Simultaneously with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, we consummated the sale of 9,700,000 Private Placement Warrants at a price of $1.00 per Private Placement Warrant in a private placement to the Sponsor, generating gross proceeds of $9,700,000.

Following the Initial Public Offering, the partial exercise of the over-allotment option by the underwriter’s and the sale of the Private Placement Warrants, a total of $334,215,700 was placed in the Trust Account. We incurred $18,847,894 in transaction costs, including $6,684,314 of underwriting fees, $11,697,550 of deferred underwriting fees and $466,030 of other offering costs.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2022, cash used in operating activities was $801,820. Net income of $11,452,684 was affected by interest earned on marketable securities held in Trust Account of $1,573,401 and the change in the fair value of warrant liability of $11,620,745. Changes in operating assets and liabilities provided $939,642 of cash for operating activities.

For the nine months ended September 30 2021, cash used in operating activities was $1,535,361. Net income of $17,044,620 was affected by change in fair value of warrant liabilities of $21,656,844 and interest earned on marketable securities held in the Trust Account of $82,072. Changes in operating assets and liabilities provided $3,158,935 of cash for operating activities.

As of September 30, 2022, we had cash held in the Trust Account of $33,034,062. 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 capital stock 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.

As of September 30, 2022, we had $384,522 of cash held outside of the Trust Account. We intend to use the funds held outside the trust account primarily to identify and evaluate target businesses, perform business due diligence on prospective target businesses, travel to and from the offices, plants or similar locations of prospective target businesses or their representatives or owners, review corporate documents and material agreements of prospective target businesses, and structure, negotiate and complete a business combination.

On September 9, 2022, the Company issued an unsecured promissory note in the principal amount of up to $600,000 to the Sponsor. The Company may request an additional aggregate amount of up to $150,000, which may be drawn down in two equal tranches. The Note does not bear interest and matures upon closing of the Company’s initial business combination. In the event that the Company does not consummate a business combination, the Note will be repaid only from amounts remaining outside of the Trust Account, if any. The proceeds of the Note have been deposited in the Trust Account in connection with the Charter Amendment. The Note may be converted, in whole or in part, at the option of the Lender into warrants of the Company at a price of $1.00 per warrant, which warrants will be identical to the private placement warrants issued to the Sponsor at the time of the initial public offering of the Company. As of September 30, 2022, there is $600,000 outstanding under the Note.

In order to fund working capital deficiencies or finance transaction costs in connection with a business combination, the sponsor, or certain of the Company’s officers and 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 the working capital loans out of the proceeds of the trust account released to us. Otherwise, the working capital loans would be repaid only out of funds held outside the trust account. In the event that a business combination does not close, we may use a portion of proceeds held outside the Trust Account to repay the working capital loans but no proceeds held in the trust account would be used to repay the Working Capital Loans. The working capital loans would either be repaid upon consummation of a business combination, without interest, or, at the lender’s discretion, up to $1,500,000 of such working capital loans may be convertible into warrants, at a price of $1.00 per warrant, of the post business combination entity. The warrants would be identical to the private placement warrants. Except for the foregoing, the terms of such working capital loans, if any, have not been determined and no written agreements exist with respect to such loans.

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If our estimate of the costs of identifying a target business, undertaking in-depth due diligence and negotiating a business combination are 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 complete 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.

Going Concern and Liquidity

We have until January 9, 2023 to consummate an initial business combination. It is uncertain that we will have sufficient liquidity to fund the working capital needs of the Company until the liquidation date. Additionally, it is uncertain that we will be able to consummate an initial business combination by this time. The Company may not have sufficient liquidity to fund the working capital needs of the Company until one year from the issuance of the financial statements included in this Report. If an initial business combination is not consummated by this date, there will be a mandatory liquidation and subsequent dissolution. Management has determined that the mandatory liquidation, should an initial business combination not occur, and potential subsequent dissolution raises substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern. No adjustments have been made to the carrying amounts of assets or liabilities should we be required to liquidate after January 9, 2023.

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

We have no obligations, assets or liabilities, which would be considered off-balance sheet arrangements as of September 30, 2022. 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.

Contractual Obligations

We do not have any long-term debt, capital lease obligations, operating lease obligations or long-term liabilities, other than an agreement to pay an affiliate of the Sponsor a monthly fee of $10,000 for office space, utilities and secretarial, and administrative support services to the Company. We began incurring these fees on September 9, 2020 and will continue to incur these fees monthly until the earlier of the completion of the Business Combination and the Company’s liquidation.

The underwriter is entitled to a deferred fee of $0.35 per Unit, or $11,697,550 in the aggregate. The deferred fee will become payable to the underwriter 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.

Critical Accounting Policies

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

Warrant Liabilities

We account for the Warrants in accordance with the guidance contained in ASC 815-40 under which the Warrants do not meet the criteria for equity treatment and must be recorded as liabilities. Accordingly, we classify the Warrants as liabilities at their fair value and adjust the Warrants to fair value at each reporting period. This liability is subject to re-measurement at each balance sheet date until exercised, and any change in fair value is recognized in our condensed consolidated statements of operations.

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Class A Common Stock Subject to Possible Redemption

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

Net Income Per Common Share

Net income per common stock is computed by dividing net income by the weighted average number of common stock outstanding for the period. We have two classes of shares, which are referred to as Class A common stock and Class B common stock. Income and losses are shared pro rata between the two classes of shares. Accretion associated with the redeemable shares of Class A common stock is excluded from earnings per share as the redemption value approximates fair value.

Recent Accounting Standards

In August 2020, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2020-06, Debt — Debt with Conversion and Other Options (Subtopic 470-20) and Derivatives and Hedging — Contracts in Entity’s Own Equity (Subtopic 815-40) (“ASU 2020-06”) to simplify accounting for certain financial instruments. ASU 2020-06 eliminates the current models that require separation of beneficial conversion and cash conversion features from convertible instruments and simplifies the derivative scope exception guidance pertaining to equity classification of contracts in an entity’s own equity. The new standard also introduces additional disclosures for convertible debt and freestanding instruments that are indexed to and settled in an entity’s own equity. ASU 2020-06 amends the diluted earnings per share guidance, including the requirement to use the if-converted method for all convertible instruments. ASU 2020-06 is effective January 1, 2022 and should be applied on a full or modified retrospective basis, with early adoption permitted beginning on January 1, 2021. We adopted ASU 2020-06 effective January 1, 2021. The adoption of ASU 2020-06 did not have an impact on our condensed consolidated financial statements.

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 condensed consolidated financial statements.

Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

We are a smaller reporting company as defined by Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act and are not required to provide the information otherwise required under this item.

Item 4. Controls and Procedures

Disclosure controls are procedures that are designed with the objective of ensuring that information required to be disclosed in our reports filed under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized, and reported within the time period specified in the SEC’s rules and forms. Disclosure controls are also designed with the objective of ensuring that such information is accumulated and communicated to our management, including the chief executive officer and chief financial officer, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

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Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

Under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including our principal executive officer and principal financial and accounting officer, we conducted an evaluation of the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures as of the end of the fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2022, as such term is defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Exchange Act. Based on this evaluation, our principal executive officer and principal financial and accounting officer have concluded that during the period covered by this report, our disclosure controls and procedures were effective. Accordingly, management believes that the financial statements included in this Quarterly Report present fairly in all material respects our financial position, results of operations and cash flows for the period presented.

We do not expect that our disclosure controls and procedures will prevent all errors and all instances of fraud. Disclosure controls and procedures, no matter how well conceived and operated, can provide only reasonable, not absolute, assurance that the objectives of the disclosure controls and procedures are met. Further, the design of disclosure controls and procedures must reflect the fact that there are resource constraints, and the benefits must be considered relative to their costs. Because of the inherent limitations in all disclosure controls and procedures, no evaluation of disclosure controls and procedures can provide absolute assurance that we have detected all our control deficiencies and instances of fraud, if any. The design of disclosure controls and procedures also is based partly on certain assumptions about the likelihood of future events, and there can be no assurance that any design will succeed in achieving its stated goals under all potential future conditions.

Changes in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

There was no change in our internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the most recent fiscal quarter of 2022 covered by this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

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PART II - OTHER INFORMATION

Item 1. Legal Proceedings.

None.

Item 1A. Risk Factors.

As of the date of this Quarterly Report, there have been no material changes with respect to those risk factors previously disclosed in our Form S-4, initially filed on September 13, 2022 and as amended from time to time and our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on March 31, 2022. Any of these factors could result in a significant or material adverse effect on our results of operations or financial condition. Additional risk factors not presently known to us or that we currently deem immaterial may also impair our business or results of operations.

Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds.

On September 9, 2020, we consummated the Initial Public Offering of 33,421,570 Units, which includes the partial exercise by the underwriter of its over-allotment option in the amount of 3,421,570. The Units sold in the Initial Public Offering were sold at an offering price of $10.00 per unit, generating total gross proceeds of $334,215,700. Jefferies LLC acted as sole book-running manager. The securities in the offering were registered under the Securities Act on a registration statement on Form S-1 (No. 333-248113). The Securities and Exchange Commission declared the registration statement effective on September 3, 2020.

Simultaneous with the consummation of the Initial Public Offering and the closing of the over-allotment option, we consummated the private placement of an aggregate of 9,700,000 warrants at a price of $1.00 per Private Placement Warrant, generating total proceed of $9,700,000. The issuance was made pursuant to the exemption from registration contained in Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act.

The Private Placement Warrants are identical to the warrants underlying the Units sold in the Initial Public Offering, except that the Private Placement Warrants are not transferable, assignable or salable until 30 days after the completion of a Business Combination, subject to certain limited exceptions.

Of the gross proceeds received from the Initial Public Offering, the closing of the over-allotment option and the Private Placement Warrants, $334,215,700 was placed in the Trust Account.

We paid a total of $6,684,314 in underwriting discounts and commissions and $466,030 for other offering costs related to the Initial Public Offering. In addition, the underwriter agreed to defer $11,697,550 in underwriting discounts and commissions.

Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities.

None.

Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures.

Not Applicable.

Item 5. Other Information.

None.

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Item 6. Exhibits

The following exhibits are filed as part of, or incorporated by reference into, this on Form 10-Q.

No.

    

Description of Exhibit

31.1*

 

Certification of Principal Executive Officer Pursuant to Securities Exchange Act Rules 13a-14(a) and 15(d)-14(a), as adopted Pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

31.2*

 

Certification of Principal Financial Officer Pursuant to Securities Exchange Act Rules 13a-14(a) and 15(d)-14(a), as adopted Pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

32.1**

 

Certification of Principal Executive Officer Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted Pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

32.2**

 

Certification of Principal Financial Officer Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted Pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

101.INS

 

Inline XBRL Instance Document – The instance document does not appear in the interactive data file because its XBRL tags are embedded within the Inline XBRL document.

101.SCH

 

Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document

101.CAL

 

Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document

101.DEF

 

Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document

101.LAB

 

Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document

101.PRE

 

Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document

104

Cover Page Interactive Data File (formatted as inline XBRL and contained in Exhibit 101)

*     Filed herewith

**   Furnished herewith.

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SIGNATURES

In accordance with the requirements of the Exchange Act, the registrant caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

Date: November 14, 2022

TAILWIND ACQUISITION CORP.

 

By:

/s/ Chris Hollod

 

Name:

Chris Hollod

 

Title:

Chief Executive Officer

 

(Principal Executive Officer)