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Description of Organization and Business Operations

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Description of Organization and Business Operations
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2022
Organization Consolidation And Presentation Of Financial Statements [Abstract]  
Description of Organization and Business Operations

NOTE 1. DESCRIPTION OF ORGANIZATION AND BUSINESS OPERATIONS

Beard Energy Transition Acquisition Corp. (the “Company”) is a blank check company incorporated in Delaware on February 8, 2021. As used herein, “the Company” refers to Beard Energy Transition Acquisition Corp. and its majority-controlled operating subsidiary, Beard Energy Transition Acquisition Holdings LLC (the “Opco”), unless the context indicates otherwise. The Company is 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”).

All activity for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and for the period from February 8, 2021 (inception) through March 31, 2021 relates to the Company’s formation, initial public offering (“Initial Public Offering”), and, since the closing of the Initial Public Offering, the search for a prospective initial Business Combination. 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 from the proceeds derived from the Initial Public Offering and a portion of the proceeds derived from the sale of Private Placement Warrants (as defined below) that were placed in the Trust Account (as defined below). The Company has selected December 31 as its fiscal year end.

The registration statement for the Company's Initial Public Offering was declared effective on November 23, 2021. On November 29, 2021, the Company consummated the Initial Public Offering of 23,000,000 units, (the “Units” and, with respect to the shares of Class A common stock included in the Units sold, the “Public Shares”), including 3,000,000 Units issued pursuant to the exercise of the underwriter's over-allotment option in full, generating gross proceeds of $230,000,000, which is discussed in Note 3.

Simultaneously with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, the Company consummated the sale of 12,225,000 warrants (the “Private Placement Warrants”) at a price of $1.00 per Private Placement Warrant in a private placement to Beard Energy Transition Acquisition Sponsor LLC (the “Sponsor”), including 1,200,000 Private Placement Warrants issued pursuant to the exercise of the underwriter's over-allotment option in full, generating gross proceeds of $12,225,000, which is described in Note 4.

Following the closing of the Initial Public Offering on November 29, 2021, an amount of $234,625,500 from the net proceeds of the sale of the Units in the Initial Public Offering and a portion of the proceeds of the sale of the Private Placement Warrants was placed in a trust account (the “Trust Account”), and will be invested only in U.S. government treasury obligations with maturities of 185 days or less or in money market funds meeting certain conditions under Rule 2a-7 under the Investment Company Act, which invest only in direct U.S. government treasury obligations, 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.

Transaction costs related to the issuances described above amounted to $13,308,754, consisting of $4,600,000 of cash underwriting fees, $8,050,000 of deferred underwriting fees and $658,754 of other offering costs. In addition, as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, $1,525,893 and $1,732,774 of cash was held outside of the Trust Account and is available for working capital purposes, respectively.

Following the Initial Public Offering, the Public Stockholders (as defined below) hold a direct economic equity ownership interest in the Company in the form of shares of Class A common stock, and an indirect ownership interest in Opco through the Company’s ownership of Class A Units of Opco. By contrast, the Initial Stockholders (as defined below) own direct economic interests in Opco in the form of Class A and Class B Units of Opco and a corresponding non-economic voting equity interest in the form of the Company’s Class V common stock, as well as a direct interest in the form of the Company’s Class A common stock. The Class A common stock forming part of the Sponsor Shares (as defined below) were purchased for $10.00 each and, in the absence of an initial Business Combination, will generally participate in liquidation or other payments on a pari passu basis with the shares of Class A common stock purchased as part of Units in the Initial Public Offering.

The Company will provide the holders (the “Public Stockholders”) of the Public Shares 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. Unless otherwise stated herein, the term “Public Shares” includes the 1,250 shares of Class A common stock of the Company held by the Sponsor and forming part of the Sponsor Shares (as defined in Note 4). 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, solely in its discretion. The Public Stockholders will be entitled to redeem their Public Shares for a pro rata portion of the amount then held in the Trust Account (initially $10.20 per Public Share). The per-share amount to be distributed to Public Stockholders who redeem their Public Shares will not be reduced by the deferred underwriting commissions the Company will pay to the underwriter. The Public Shares are recorded at a redemption value and classified as temporary equity in accordance with the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (“FASB”) Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 480, Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity ("ASC 480").

The holders of the Founder Shares and Sponsor Shares (the “Initial Stockholders”) will not be entitled to (i) redemption rights with respect to any Founder Shares, Sponsor Shares or Public Shares held by them in connection with the completion of a Business Combination, (ii) redemption rights with respect to any Founder Shares, Sponsor Shares or Public Shares held by them in connection with a stockholder vote to approve an amendment to the Company's amended and restated certificate of incorporation (the “Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation”) (a) in a manner that would affect the substance or timing of the Company’s obligation to redeem 100% of the Public Shares if the Company has not consummated an initial Business Combination within 18 months (or 21 months, as applicable) from the closing of the Initial Public Offering or (b) with respect to any other provision relating to the rights of holders of the Class A common stock or pre-initial business combination activity or (iii) rights to liquidating distributions from the Trust Account with respect to any Founder Shares held by them if the Company fails to complete a Business Combination within 18 months (or 21 months, as applicable) from the closing of the Initial Public Offering, although they will be entitled to liquidating distributions from the Trust Account with respect to any Public Shares and any Sponsor Shares (Class A common stock and Class A Units only) they hold if the Company fails to complete a Business Combination within such time period.

The Company will have until 18 months (or 21 months, as applicable) from the closing of the Initial Public Offering (the “Combination Period”) to complete a Business Combination. If the Company is unable to complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period, 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 pay taxes of the Company or Opco (less an amount required to satisfy taxes of the Company and Opco and up to $100,000 of interest to pay dissolution expenses), divided by the number of then outstanding Public Shares and Class A Units of Opco (other than those held by the Company), which redemption will completely extinguish Public Stockholders’ rights as stockholders (including the right to receive further liquidating distributions, if any), subject to applicable law, and (iii) as promptly as reasonably possible following such redemption, subject to the approval of the Company’s remaining stockholders and 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 without value to the holder thereof if the Company fails to complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period.

The underwriter has agreed to waive their rights to their deferred underwriting commission 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.