Investments in Noncontrolled Entity
|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2022
|Equity Method Investments and Joint Ventures [Abstract]|
|Investments in Noncontrolled Entity||Investments in Noncontrolled Entity
Arqit PIPE Investment
On May 12, 2021, the Company entered into a binding term sheet (the “Term Sheet”) and a subscription agreement to commit to contribute $5.0 million to Arqit Limited (“Arqit”) in a PIPE transaction (the “Arqit PIPE Investment”) in exchange for 500,000 ordinary shares at $10.00 per share, subject to and contingent upon the closing of a planned merger transaction (the “Arqit Transaction”) between Arqit and Centricus Acquisition Corp., a SPAC unaffiliated with the Company.
On September 3, 2021, the Arqit Transaction was consummated, and the Company made the Arqit PIPE Investment, which was recorded as a financial asset in investments in the condensed consolidated balance sheets. The fair value of the Arqit PIPE Investment was $12.0 million as of December 31, 2021, and $2.8 million as of September 30, 2022. During the three and nine months ended September 30, 2022, the Company recorded an unrealized loss of $0.3 million and $9.2 million, respectively, from the Arqit PIPE Investment in the condensed consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive loss.
On September 7, 2021, Arqit delivered $5.0 million to the Company as a non-refundable deposit towards an executed launch service agreement for up to five launches, with $1.0 million of such deposit to be applied towards the price of each remaining launch services commencing with the second launch, if Arqit requires fewer than five launch services, and the remainder to be applied towards the price of the first launch service. As of September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, the Company recorded $5.0 million as a customer deposit in non-current deferred revenue on the condensed consolidated balance sheets.
The entire disclosure for equity method investments and joint ventures. Equity method investments are investments that give the investor the ability to exercise significant influence over the operating and financial policies of an investee. Joint ventures are entities owned and operated by a small group of businesses as a separate and specific business or project for the mutual benefit of the members of the group.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/disclosureRef