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ORGANIZATION

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ORGANIZATION
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2021
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]  
ORGANIZATION ORGANIZATION
Formation and Organization
PureCycle Technologies, Inc. (“PureCycle,” “PCT” or the “Company”) is headquartered in Orlando, Florida, and its planned principal operation is to conduct business as a plastics recycler using PureCycle’s patented recycling process. Developed and licensed by The Procter & Gamble Company (“P&G”), the patented recycling process separates color, odor and other contaminants from plastic waste feedstock to transform it into virgin-like resin. The Company is currently constructing its first planned facility and conducting research and development activities to operationalize the licensed technology.
PureCycle Technologies LLC was formed as a Delaware limited liability company on September 15, 2015 as Advanced Resin Technologies, LLC. In November 2016, Advanced Resin Technologies, LLC changed its name to PureCycle Technologies LLC.
Business Combination
On March 17, 2021, PureCycle consummated the previously announced business combination (“Business Combination”) by and among Roth CH Acquisition I Co., a Delaware corporation (“ROCH”), Roth CH Acquisition I Co. Parent Corp., a Delaware corporation and wholly owned direct subsidiary of ROCH (“ParentCo”), Roth CH Merger Sub LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and wholly owned direct subsidiary of Parent Co, Roth CH Merger Sub Corp., a Delaware corporation and wholly owned direct subsidiary of ParentCo and PureCycle Technologies LLC (“PCT LLC” or “Legacy PCT”) pursuant to the Agreement and Plan of Merger dated as of November 16, 2020, as amended from time to time (the “Merger Agreement”).
Upon the completion of the Business Combination and the other transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement (the “Transactions”, and such completion, the “Closing”), ROCH changed its name to PureCycle Technologies Holdings Corp. and became a wholly owned direct subsidiary of ParentCo, PCT LLC became a wholly owned direct subsidiary of PureCycle Technologies Holdings Corp. and a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of ParentCo, and ParentCo changed its name to PureCycle Technologies, Inc. The Company’s common stock, units and warrants are now listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market (“NASDAQ”) under the symbols “PCT,” “PCTTU” and “PCTTW,” respectively.
In connection with the Business Combination, ROCH entered into subscription agreements with certain investors (the “PIPE Investors”), whereby it issued 25.0 million shares of common stock at $10.00 per share (the “PIPE Shares”) for an aggregate purchase price of $250.0 million (the “PIPE Financing”), which closed simultaneously with the consummation of the Business Combination. Upon the Closing of the Business Combination, the PIPE Investors were issued shares of the Company’s common stock.

Legacy PCT unitholders will be issued up to 4.0 million additional shares of the Company’s common stock if certain conditions are met (“the Earnout”). The Legacy PCT unitholders will be entitled to 2.0 million shares if after six months after the Closing and prior to or as of the third anniversary of the Closing, the closing price of the common stock is greater than or equal to $18.00 over any 20 trading days within any 30-trading day period. The Legacy PCT unitholders will be entitled to 2.0 million shares upon the commercial-scale plant in Ironton, Ohio (the “Ohio Phase II Facility”) becoming operational, as certified by Leidos Engineering, LLC (“Leidos”), an independent engineering firm, in accordance with criteria established in agreements in connection with construction of the plant.
In connection with the Business Combination, the Company incurred direct and incremental costs of approximately $27.9 million related to the equity issuance, consisting primarily of investment banking and other professional fees, which were recorded to additional paid-in capital as a reduction of proceeds.
The Company incurred approximately $5.2 million of expenses primarily related to advisory, legal, and accounting fees in conjunction with the Business Combination. Of this, $3.2 million was recorded in general and administrative expenses on the consolidated statement of comprehensive loss for the nine months ended September 30, 2021.
Unless the context otherwise requires, “Registrant,” “PureCycle,” “Company,” “PCT,” “we,” “us,” and “our” refer to PureCycle Technologies, Inc., and its subsidiaries at and after the Closing and give effect to the Closing. “Legacy
PCT”, “ROCH” and “ParentCo” refer to PureCycle Technologies LLC, ROCH and ParentCo, respectively, prior to the Closing.
The aggregate consideration for the Business Combination was $1,156.9 million, payable in the form of shares of the ParentCo Common Stock and assumed indebtedness.
The following summarizes the merger consideration (in thousands except per share information):
Total shares transferred 83,500 
Value per share $ 10.00 
Total Share Consideration $ 835,000 
Assumed indebtedness
Revenue Bonds 249,600 
The Convertible Notes 60,000 
Term Loan 314 
Related Party Promissory Note 12,000 
Total merger consideration $ 1,156,914 
The following table reconciles the elements of the Business Combination to the condensed consolidated statement of cash flows for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 (in thousands):
Cash - ROCH Trust and cash (net of redemptions) $ 76,510 
Cash - PIPE 250,000 
Less transaction costs (28,049)
Net Business Combination and PIPE financing $ 298,461 
In addition to cash received by the Company at the Close of the Business Combination, the Company assumed a warrant liability from ROCH measured at $4.6 million at March 18, 2021.
Refer to Note 6 – Warrants for further information.
Basis of Presentation
The accompanying condensed consolidated interim financial statements include the accounts of the Company. The condensed consolidated interim financial statements are presented in U.S. Dollars. Certain information in footnote disclosures normally included in annual financial statements was condensed or omitted for the interim periods presented in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) and accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”). Intercompany balances and transactions were eliminated upon consolidation. These condensed consolidated interim financial statements should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and accompanying notes of Legacy PCT for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020 as filed on July 1, 2021 in our prospectus filed pursuant to Rule 424(b)(3) of the Securities Act. The results of operations for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the entire year ending December 31, 2021. The accompanying condensed consolidated interim financial statements reflect all adjustments, consisting of normal recurring adjustments, that are, in the opinion of management, necessary to present a fair statement of the results for the interim periods presented.
Reclassifications
Certain amounts in prior periods have been reclassified to conform with the report classifications of the nine months ended September 30, 2021, noting the Company has reflected the reverse recapitalization pursuant to the Business
Combination, as well as immaterial corrections related to prior periods for all periods presented within the unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheets, statements of comprehensive loss, statements of stockholders’ equity, and statements of cash flows.
Reverse Recapitalization
The Business Combination was accounted for as a reverse recapitalization and ROCH was treated as the “acquired” company for accounting purposes. The Business Combination was accounted for as the equivalent of Legacy PCT issuing stock for the net assets of ROCH, accompanied by a recapitalization. Accordingly, all historical financial information presented in these condensed consolidated interim financial statements represents the accounts of Legacy PCT “as if” Legacy PCT is the predecessor to the Company. The units and net loss per unit, prior to the Business Combination, have been adjusted to share amounts reflecting the exchange ratio established in the Business Combination.
Potential Impact of COVID-19 on the Company’s Business
With the global spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and the local, state and federal responses to the pandemic applicable to the Company’s corporate headquarters, its Ironton, Ohio plant operations, and employees and potentially the Augusta Facility, the Company has implemented policies and procedures to continue its operations under minimum business operations guidelines. The extent to which the COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions resulting from the pandemic impact the Company’s business, financial condition or results of operations will depend on future developments, which are highly uncertain and cannot be accurately predicted.
Liquidity
The Company has sustained recurring losses and negative cash flows from operations since its inception. As reflected in the accompanying condensed consolidated interim financial statements, the Company has not yet begun commercial operations and does not have any sources of revenue. In prior periods, substantial doubt was raised about the ability of Legacy PCT to continue as a going concern. The Company believes that the total capital raised through the Business Combination is sufficient to adequately fund its future obligations for at least one year from the date the condensed consolidated interim financial statements are available to be issued. As of September 30, 2021, and December 31, 2020, the Company had an unrestricted cash balance of $36.7 million and $64.5 million, respectively, working capital of $169.8 million and $31.9 million, respectively, and an accumulated deficit of $138.4 million and $80.7 million, respectively. For the nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020, the Company incurred a net loss of $58.1 million and $15.6 million, respectively.
Emerging Growth Company
At September 30, 2021, we qualified as 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 we have taken and 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 auditor attestation requirements of Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, reduced disclosure obligations regarding executive compensation in our periodic reports and proxy statements, and exemptions from the requirements of holding a nonbinding advisory vote on executive compensation and shareholder approval of any golden parachute payments not previously approved.
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 are required to comply with the new or revised standards. The JOBS Act provides that an emerging growth 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. We have opted to take advantage of such extended transition period available to emerging growth companies which means that when a standard is issued or revised and it has different application dates for public or private companies, we can adopt the new or revised standard at the time private companies adopt the new or revised standard.
Immaterial Corrections Related to Prior Periods
We have identified immaterial corrections to prior periods related to capitalization of interest associated with the tax-exempt revenue bonds and the costs associated with issuance of equity that originated during the period presented herein. We evaluated the effects of these corrections on the condensed consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2020 and the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements for the three months ended March 31, 2021, as well as the three and six months ended June 30, 2021, individually and in the aggregate, in accordance with the guidance in ASC Topic 250, Accounting Changes and Error Corrections, ASC Topic 250-10-S99-1, Assessing Materiality, and ASC Topic 250-10-S99-2, Considering the Effects of Prior Year Misstatements when Quantifying Misstatements in Current Year Financial Statements. We have concluded that no period is materially misstated. Accordingly, we have reflected the prior period impacts and associated revisions for these periods presented herein.
The revision increased property, plant and equipment, net and decreased interest expense by $3.8 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2020, $4.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2021, and $4.2 million and $8.3 million for the three and six months ended June 30, 2021, respectively, as well as reclassified $0, $0 and $11.1 million from net cash used in operating activities to cash paid for construction of plant for the twelve months ended December 31, 2020, three months ended March 31, 2021, and six months ended June 30, 2021, respectively.