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Description of Organization and Business Operations

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Description of Organization and Business Operations
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Dec. 31, 2017
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Description of Organization and Business Operations

1. DESCRIPTION OF ORGANIZATION AND BUSINESS OPERATIONS

Organization and General

GigCapital, Inc. (the “Company”) was incorporated in Delaware on October 9, 2017. The Company was formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses (the “Business Combination”). The Company is an “emerging growth company,” as defined in Section 2(a) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) as modified by the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012 (the “JOBS Act”).

As of December 31, 2017, the Company had not yet commenced any operations. All activity for the period from October 9, 2017 (date of inception) through December 31, 2017 relates to the Company’s formation and the initial public offering (the “Offering”), which is described below (Note 3), and identifying a target Business Combination. The Company will not generate any operating revenues until after completion of the Business Combination, at the earliest. The Company will generate non-operating income in the form of interest income on cash from the proceeds derived from the Offering. The Company has selected September 30 as its fiscal year end.

On December 7, 2017, the initial registration statement on Form S-1, as amended, filed in connection with the Offering was declared effective. On December 8, 2017, a subsequent registration statement on Form S-1 filed by the Company pursuant to Section 462(b) of the Securities Act, and also in connection with the Offering, was declared effective. The Company entered into an underwriting agreement on December 7, 2017 to conduct the Offering, the initial closing of which was consummated on December 12, 2017 with the delivery of 12,500,000 units (the “Units”). The Units sold in the Offering consisted of the securities described in Note 3. The Offering generated gross proceeds of $125,000,000.

Simultaneously with the initial closing of the Offering, the Company consummated the initial closing of a private placement sale (the “Private Placement”) of 489,500 units (the “Private Placement Units”), at a price of $10.00 per unit, to the Company’s sponsor, GigAcquisitions, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (the “Sponsor”) and three additional investors (together with the Sponsor, the “Founders”). The Private Placement Units consisted of the securities described in Note 4. The initial closing of the Private Placement generated gross proceeds of $4,895,000.

Following the initial closing of the Offering, net proceeds in the amount of $122,500,000 from the sale of the Units and proceeds in the amount of $2,500,000 from the sale of Private Placement Units, for a total of $125,000,000, were placed in a trust account (“Trust Account”) which is described further below.

Transaction costs amounted to $3,043,499, consisting of $2,500,000 of underwriting fees and $543,499 of the Offering costs. The Company’s remaining cash after payment of the Offering costs will be held outside of the Trust Account for working capital purposes.

On January 9, 2018, in connection with the underwriters’ exercise in full of their option to purchase an additional 1,875,000 additional Units solely to cover over-allotments, if any (the “over-allotment option”), the Company consummated the sale of an additional 1,875,000 Units at $10.00 per unit. Simultaneously with the closing of the sale of the additional Units, the Company consummated a second closing of the Private Placement, resulting in the sale of an additional 8,756 Private Placement Units at $10.00 per unit to the Founders. Following the closings, an additional $18,750,000 of net proceeds were placed in the Trust Account.

The Trust Account

The funds in the Trust Account have been invested only in U.S. government treasury bills with a maturity of one hundred and eighty (180) days or less or in money market funds meeting certain conditions under Rule 2a-7 under the Investment Company Act of 1940 which invest only in direct U.S. government obligations. Funds will remain in the Trust Account until the earlier of (i) the consummation of the Business Combination or (ii) the distribution of the Trust Account as described below. The remaining proceeds from the Offering outside the Trust Account may be used to pay for business, legal and accounting due diligence expenses on acquisition targets and continuing general and administrative expenses.

The Company’s amended and restated certificate of incorporation provides that, other than the withdrawal of interest to pay taxes, if any, none of the funds held in the Trust Account will be released until the earlier of: (i) the completion of the Business Combination; (ii) the redemption of 100% of the shares of common stock included in the units sold in the Offering (the “public shares”) if the Company is unable to complete a Business Combination within 15 months (or 18 months as described below) from the closing of the Offering on December 12, 2017 (subject to the requirements of law); or (iii) the redemption of the public shares in connection with a stockholder vote to amend the Company’s amended and restated certificate of incorporation to modify the substance or timing of the Company’s obligation to redeem 100% of its public shares if it does not complete its initial Business Combination within 15 months (or 18 months as described below) from the closing of the Offering on December 12, 2017.

Business Combination

The Company’s management has broad discretion with respect to the specific application of the net proceeds of the Offering, although substantially all of the net proceeds of the Offering are intended to be generally applied toward consummating a Business Combination with (or acquisition of) a Target Business. As used herein, “Target Business” must be with one or more target businesses that together have a fair market value equal to at least 80% of the balance in the Trust Account (less taxes payable on interest earned) at the time the Company signs a definitive agreement in connection with the Business Combination. There is no assurance that the Company will be able to successfully effect a Business Combination.

The Company, after signing a definitive agreement for a Business Combination, will either (i) seek stockholder approval of the Business Combination at a meeting called for such purpose in connection with which stockholders may seek to redeem their shares, regardless of whether they vote for or against the Business Combination, for cash equal to their pro rata share of the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account as of two business days prior to the consummation of the initial Business Combination, including interest but less taxes payable, or (ii) provide stockholders with the opportunity to have their shares redeemed by the Company by means of a tender offer (and thereby avoid the need for a stockholder vote) for an amount in cash equal to their pro rata share of the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account as of two business days prior to commencement of the tender offer, including interest but less taxes payable. The decision as to whether the Company will seek stockholder approval of the Business Combination or allow stockholders to redeem their shares in a tender offer will be made by the Company, solely in its discretion, and will be based on a variety of factors such as the timing of the transaction and whether the terms of the transaction would otherwise require the Company to seek stockholder approval unless a vote is required by New York Stock Exchange rules. If the Company seeks stockholder approval, it will complete its Business Combination only if a majority of the outstanding shares of common stock voted are voted in favor of the Business Combination. However, in no event will the Company redeem its public shares in an amount that would cause its net tangible assets to be less than $5,000,001 upon consummation of a Business Combination. In such case, the Company would not proceed with the redemption of its public shares and the related Business Combination, and instead may search for an alternate Business Combination.

If the Company holds a stockholder vote or there is a tender offer for shares in connection with a Business Combination, a public stockholder will have the right to redeem its shares for an amount in cash equal to its pro rata share of the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account as of two business days prior to the consummation of the initial Business Combination, including interest but less taxes payable. As a result, such shares of common stock have been recorded at their redemption amount and classified as temporary equity. The amount held in the Trust Account as of December 31, 2017 was $125,047,784 which represents cash and short-term investments of $125,000,000 from the sale of 12,500,000 Units at $10.00 per unit and $47,784 of interest income earned on these holdings.

The Company will have 15 months from December 12, 2017, the closing date of the Offering, to complete its initial Business Combination, or up to 18 months if the Company extends the period of time to consummate a Business Combination by depositing into the Trust Account funds equal to one percent (1%) of the gross proceeds of the Offering (including such proceeds from the exercise of the underwriters’ over-allotment option) in exchange for a noninterest bearing, unsecured promissory note. If the Company does not complete a Business Combination within this period of time, it shall (i) cease all operations except for the purposes of winding up; (ii) as promptly as reasonably possible, but not more than ten business days thereafter, redeem the public shares of common stock for a per share pro rata portion of the Trust Account, including interest, but less taxes payable (less up to $100,000 of such net interest to pay dissolution expenses); and (iii) as promptly as possible following such redemption, dissolve and liquidate the balance of the Company’s net assets to its creditors and remaining stockholders, as part of its plan of dissolution and liquidation. The Founders and the Company’s executive officers and directors have entered into letter agreements with the Company, pursuant to which they have waived their rights to participate in any redemption with respect to any shares of the Company’s common stock held by them, including the Founder Shares (as defined in Note 4) and the shares of common stock included in the Private Placement Units; however, to the extent that any of such parties acquired public shares in the Offering, or to the extent that any of such parties acquire public shares in private transactions subsequent to the final closing of the Offering, they will be entitled to a pro rata share of the Trust Account in respect of such public shares upon the Company’s redemption or liquidation in the event the Company does not complete a Business Combination within the required time period.

In the event of such distribution, it is possible that the per share value of the residual assets remaining available for distribution (including Trust Account assets) will be less than the initial public offering price per Unit.