Form S-4
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As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 12, 2022

Registration No. 333-                

 

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM S-4

REGISTRATION STATEMENT

UNDER

THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933

 

 

Wildfire New PubCo, Inc.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   6770   88-3599336
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
  (Primary Standard Industrial
Classification Code Number)
  (I.R.S. Employer
Identification Number)

386 Park Avenue South, FL 20

New York, NY 10016

Telephone: 212-710-5060

(Address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of Registrant’s principal executive offices)

 

 

Robert F. Savage

President

Wildfire New PubCo, Inc.

386 Park Avenue South, FL 20

New York, NY 10016

Telephone: 212-710-5060

(Name, address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of agent for service)

 

 

Copies to:

 

Jaclyn L. Cohen
Michael E. Lubowitz
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
767 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10153
Tel: (212) 310-8000
   

Michael P. Heinz

Geoffrey W. Levin

Sidley Austin LLP

One South Dearborn Street

Chicago, Illinois 60603

Tel: (312) 853-7000

 

 

Approximate date of commencement of proposed sale of the securities to the public: As soon as practicable after this registration statement is declared effective and all other conditions to the Business Combination described in the enclosed proxy statement/prospectus have been satisfied or waived.

If the securities being registered on this Form are being offered in connection with the formation of a holding company and there is compliance with General Instruction G, check the following box:  ☐

If this Form is filed to register additional securities for an offering pursuant to Rule 462(b) under the Securities Act, check the following box and list the Securities Act registration statement number of the earlier effective registration statement for the same offering:  ☐

If this Form is a post-effective amendment filed pursuant to Rule 462(d) under the Securities Act, check the following box and list the Securities Act registration statement number of the earlier effective registration statement for the same offering:  ☐

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer”, “accelerated filer”, “smaller reporting”, and “emerging growth” 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 7(a)(2)(B) of the Securities Act.  ☐

If applicable, place an X in the box to designate the appropriate rule provision relied upon in conducting this transaction:

Exchange Act Rule 13e-4(i) (Cross-Border Issuer Tender Offer)  ☐

Exchange Act Rule 14d-l(d) (Cross-Border Third-Party Tender Offer)  ☐

 

 

The registrant hereby amends this registration statement on such date or dates as may be necessary to delay its effective date until the registrant shall file a further amendment which specifically states that this registration statement shall thereafter become effective in accordance with section 8(a) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or until the registration statement shall become effective on such date as the Commission, acting pursuant to said section 8(a), may determine.

 

 

 


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EXPLANATORY NOTE

Wildfire New PubCo, Inc. (“New Bridger”) is filing this registration statement on Form S-4 to register shares of its common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, that will be issued in connection with the business combination contemplated by that certain Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement”), by and among Jack Creek Investment Corp. (“JCIC”), New Bridger, a Delaware corporation and direct, wholly owned subsidiary of JCIC, Wildfire Merger Sub I, Inc., a Delaware corporation and direct, wholly owned subsidiary of New Bridger (“Wildfire Merger Sub I”), Wildfire Merger Sub II, Inc., a Delaware corporation and direct, wholly owned subsidiary of New Bridger (“Wildfire Merger Sub II”), Wildfire Merger Sub III, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and direct, wholly owned subsidiary of New Bridger (“Wildfire Merger Sub III”), Wildfire GP Sub IV, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and direct, wholly owned subsidiary of New Bridger (“Wildfire GP Sub IV” and together with Wildfire Merger Sub I, Wildfire Merger Sub II and Wildfire Merger Sub III, the “Merger Subs”), BTOF (Grannus Feeder) – NQ L.P., a Delaware limited partnership (“Blocker”), and Bridger Aerospace Group Holdings, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“Bridger” or the “Company”). Pursuant to the Merger Agreement, the parties thereto will enter into a business combination transaction (the “Business Combination” and together with the other transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement, the “Transactions”), pursuant to which, among other things, (i) Wildfire Merger Sub I will merge with and into Blocker (the “First Merger”), with Blocker as the surviving entity of the First Merger, and upon which Wildfire GP Sub IV will become general partner of such surviving entity, (ii) Wildfire Merger Sub II will merge with and into JCIC (the “Second Merger”), with JCIC as the surviving company of the Second Merger (the “Second Surviving Company”), and (iii) Wildfire Merger Sub III will merge with and into Bridger (the “Third Merger” and together with First Merger and Second Merger, the “Mergers”), with Bridger as the surviving company of the Third Merger. Following the Mergers, each of Blocker, JCIC, and Bridger will be a subsidiary of New Bridger, and New Bridger will become a publicly traded company. At the closing of the Transactions (the “Closing”), New Bridger will change its name to Bridger Aerospace Group Holdings, Inc.

This proxy statement/prospectus, which forms part of a registration statement on Form S-4 filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission by New Bridger, as it may be amended or supplemented from time to time (File No. 333-[●]) (the “Registration Statement”), serves as:

 

   

A notice of meeting and proxy statement of JCIC under Section 14(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), for the JCIC extraordinary general meeting being held on [●], where JCIC shareholders will vote on, among other things, the proposed Business Combination and related transactions and each of the proposals described herein; and

 

   

A prospectus of New Bridger under Section 5 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), with respect to the (i) shares of New Bridger common stock that JCIC shareholders and Bridger equityholders will receive in the Business Combination, (ii) New Bridger Warrants that holders of JCIC Warrants will receive in the Business Combination, (iii) shares of New Bridger Common Stock that may be issued upon exercise of the New Bridger Warrants, (iv) shares of New Bridger Preferred Stock that holders of Bridger Preferred Stock will receive in the Business Combination and (v) shares of New Bridger common stock that may be issued upon exercise of the New Bridger Preferred Stock.


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The information in this preliminary proxy statement/prospectus is not complete and may be changed. The registrant may not sell the securities described in this preliminary proxy statement/prospectus until the registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission is declared effective. This preliminary proxy statement/prospectus is not an offer to sell these securities and it is not soliciting an offer to buy these securities in any jurisdiction where the offer or sale is not permitted.

 

PRELIMINARY — SUBJECT TO COMPLETION, DATED AUGUST 12, 2022

JACK CREEK INVESTMENT CORP.

A Cayman Islands Exempted Company

(Company Number 365269)

386 Park Avenue South, 20th Floor

New York, NY 10016

Dear Shareholders of Jack Creek Investment Corp.:

You are cordially invited to attend the extraordinary general meeting (the “extraordinary general meeting”) of Jack Creek Investment Corp., a Cayman Islands exempted company (“JCIC”), at the offices of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP located at 767 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10153, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, on [●], 2022. Rather than attending in person, we encourage you to attend via live webcast at [●], or at such other time, on such other date and at such other place to which the meeting may be adjourned.

At the extraordinary general meeting, JCIC shareholders will be asked to consider and vote upon a proposal to approve and adopt the Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of August 3, 2022 (as the same may be amended, the “Merger Agreement”), by and among Wildfire New PubCo, Inc., a Delaware corporation and direct, wholly owned subsidiary of JCIC (“New Bridger”), Wildfire Merger Sub I, Inc., a Delaware corporation and direct, wholly owned subsidiary of New Bridger (“Wildfire Merger Sub I”), Wildfire Merger Sub II, Inc., a Delaware corporation and direct, wholly owned subsidiary of New Bridger (“Wildfire Merger Sub II”), Wildfire Merger Sub III, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and direct, wholly owned subsidiary of New Bridger (“Wildfire Merger Sub III”), Wildfire GP Sub IV, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and direct, wholly owned subsidiary of New Bridger (“Wildfire GP Sub IV” and together with Wildfire Merger Sub I, Wildfire Merger Sub II and Wildfire Merger Sub III, the “Merger Subs”), BTOF (Grannus Feeder) – NQ L.P., a Delaware limited partnership (“Blocker”), and Bridger Aerospace Group Holdings, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (the “Bridger”), a copy of which is attached to the accompanying proxy statement/prospectus as Annex A (such proposal, the “Business Combination Proposal”).

The Merger Agreement provides for, among other things, the following mergers: (a) Wildfire Merger Sub I will merge with and into Blocker (the “First Merger”), with Blocker as the surviving entity of the First Merger, and upon which Wildfire GP Sub IV will become general partner of such surviving entity, (b) Wildfire Merger Sub II will merge with and into JCIC (the “Second Merger”), with JCIC as the surviving company of the Second Merger (the “Second Surviving Company”), and (c) Wildfire Merger Sub III will merge with and into Bridger (the “Third Merger” and together with First Merger and Second Merger, the “Mergers”), with Bridger as the surviving company of the Third Merger (the consummation of the Mergers and the other transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement are referred to herein as the “Business Combination”). Following the Mergers, each of Blocker, JCIC, and Bridger will be a subsidiary of New Bridger, and New Bridger will become a publicly traded company. At the closing of the Business Combination (the “Closing”), New Bridger will change its name to Bridger Aerospace Group Holdings, Inc., and its common stock is expected to be listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the ticker symbol “BAER.”

The aggregate consideration to be paid to the direct or indirect equityholders of Bridger at the Closing (other than the holders of Series C preferred shares of Bridger (“Bridger Series C Preferred Shares”)) will consist of a number of shares of New Bridger Common Stock (the “Aggregate Common Stock Consideration”) equal to (i) (A) $724,600,000 minus (B) the aggregate stated value of Bridger Series C Preferred Shares outstanding as of immediately prior to the effective time of the First Merger (the “First Effective Time”) and any accrued and unpaid interest thereon since the end of immediately preceding semi-annual distribution period, which amounts are to be determined in accordance with Bridger’s current limited liability company agreement, minus (C) if the amount remaining in the Trust Account of JCIC (“Trust Account”) after allocating funds to the redemption (“JCIC Shareholder Redemption”) of Class A ordinary shares of JCIC (“JCIC Class A Ordinary Shares”) is less than $20,000,000, the excess of the aggregate fees and expenses for legal counsel, accounting advisors, external auditors and financial advisors incurred by Blocker and certain of its affiliates, Bridger or its subsidiaries in connection with the Transactions, over $6,500,000, if any, divided by (ii) $10.00.


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The aggregate consideration to be paid to holders of Bridger Series C Preferred Shares at the Closing will consist of a number of shares of Series A preferred stock of New Bridger (“New Bridger Series A Preferred Stock”) equal to the number of Bridger Series C Preferred Shares outstanding as of immediately prior to the effective time of the First Merger. Shares of New Bridger Series A Preferred Stock will have rights and preferences that mirror certain rights and preferences currently held by the holders of the Bridger Series C Preferred Shares, including (i) cumulative, compounding dividends (initially anticipated to be per annum but to eventually increase to 11.00% after April 25, 2029 and subject to further increase upon the occurrence of certain events), (ii) a liquidation preference equal to the initial issuance price plus all accrued and unpaid dividends, whether or not declared (the “Series A Preferred Stated Value”), (iii) mandatory redemption by New Bridger after April 25, 2032 for an amount equal to the aggregate Series A Preferred Stated Value, (iv) optional redemption (in whole or in part) by New Bridger at any time on or after April 25, 2027 for an amount equal to the aggregate Series A Preferred Stated Value (subject to a make-whole in the event of a redemption in connection with a change of control transaction prior to April 25, 2027), (v) optional conversion at the option of the holders into shares of New Bridger Common Stock equal to the Series A Preferred Stated Value divided by $11.00 per share (or $9.00 per share if converted within 30 days following the Closing Date) and (vi) certain consent rights with respect to the issuance by New Bridger of senior or pari passu equity securities, dividend payments to holders of New Bridger Common Stock prior to repayment of a liquidation preference, any liquidation, dissolution or winding up of New Bridger, certain change of control transactions if the full liquidation preference is not paid and certain amendments that would adversely affect the holders of New Bridger Series A Preferred Stock. The foregoing description of the terms of the New Bridger Series A Preferred Stock does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by the proposed Certificate of Incorporation of New Bridger. Further details are set forth in the accompanying proxy statement/prospectus.

At the Closing, each ordinary share of JCIC (“JCIC Ordinary Share”) issued and outstanding immediately prior to the effective time of the Second Merger (the “Second Effective Time”) (other than (i) the Redemption Shares, (ii) JCIC Ordinary Shares (if any), that, at the Second Effective Time, are held in the treasury of JCIC and (iii) JCIC Ordinary Shares (if any), that are owned by Bridger and its subsidiaries) will be converted into one share of common stock of New Bridger (“New Bridger Common Stock”), each JCIC Ordinary Share issued and outstanding immediately prior to the Second Effective Time with respect to which a JCIC shareholder has validly exercised its redemption rights (collectively, the “Redemption Shares”) will not be converted into and become a share of New Bridger Common Stock, and will at the Second Effective Time be converted into the right to receive an amount per share in cash calculated in accordance with such shareholder’s redemption rights. In addition, by virtue of the assumption by New Bridger of the warrant agreement, dated as of January 26, 2021, between JCIC and Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, a New York corporation, each warrant of JCIC that entitles its holder to purchase one JCIC Ordinary Share at a price of $11.50 per share (“JCIC Warrant”) that is outstanding immediately prior to the Second Effective Time will automatically and irrevocably be modified to provide that each holder of a JCIC Warrant will be entitled to purchase one share of New Bridger Common Stock on the same terms and conditions.

As described in the accompanying proxy statement/prospectus, you will be asked to consider and vote upon a proposal to approve the Business Combination Proposal. You will also be asked to consider and vote upon (1) a proposal to approve the Second Merger and related Plan of Merger and to authorize the merger of Wildfire Merger Sub II with and into JCIC, with JCIC surviving the merger (the “Merger Proposal”), (2) a proposal to approve the alteration of the authorized share capital of JCIC at the effective time of the Second Merger (the “Share Capital Proposal”), (3) a proposal to approve the amendment and restatement of the Amended and Restated Memorandum and Articles of Association of JCIC (the “Organizational Documents Proposal”), (4) a proposal to approve, on an advisory basis only, the material differences between JCIC’s existing Amended and Restated Memorandum and Articles of Association (as may be amended from time to time, the “Cayman Constitutional Documents”) and the amended and restated certificate of incorporation of New Bridger (the “Non-Binding Governance Proposals”), (5) a proposal to approve and assume the Bridger Aerospace Holdings, Inc. 2022 Omnibus Incentive Plan and any grants or awards issued thereunder (the “Incentive Plan Proposal”), (6) a proposal to approve the Bridger Aerospace Group Holdings, Inc. 2022 Employee Stock Purchase Plan of New Bridger (the “ESPP Proposal”) and (7) a proposal to approve the adjournment of the extraordinary general meeting to a later date or dates, if necessary, to permit further solicitation and vote of proxies in the event that there are insufficient votes for the approval of one or more of the foregoing proposals at the extraordinary general meeting (the “Adjournment Proposal”). The transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement will be


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consummated only if the Business Combination Proposal, the Organizational Documents Proposal, the Incentive Plan Proposal and the ESPP Proposal (collectively the “Condition Precedent Proposals”) are approved at the extraordinary general meeting. Each of the Condition Precedent Proposals is cross-conditioned on the approval of the others. Each of these proposals is more fully described in the accompanying proxy statement/prospectus, which each shareholder is encouraged to read carefully and in its entirety.

In connection with the Business Combination, certain related agreements have been, or will be, entered into on or prior to the date of the Closing of the Business Combination (the “Closing Date”), including (i) the Sponsor Agreement, (ii) the Stockholders Agreement and (iii) the Amended & Restated Registration Rights Agreements. For additional information, see “Business Combination Proposal—Related Agreements” in the accompanying proxy statement/prospectus.

Pursuant to the Cayman Constitutional Documents, any holder of public shares (a “public shareholder”), excluding shares held by JCIC Sponsor LLC, a Cayman Islands exempted limited partnership and shareholder of JCIC (the “Sponsor”), and certain related parties, may request that JCIC redeem all or a portion of such shareholder’s public shares for cash if the Business Combination is consummated. Holders of units must elect to separate the units into the underlying public shares and warrants prior to exercising redemption rights with respect to the public shares. If holders hold their units in an account at a brokerage firm or bank, holders must notify their broker or bank that they elect to separate the units into the underlying public shares and warrants, or if a holder holds units registered in its own name, the holder must contact the transfer agent directly and instruct it to do so. Public shareholders may elect to redeem their public shares even if they vote “for” the Business Combination Proposal or any other Condition Precedent Proposal. If the Business Combination is not consummated, the public shares will be returned to the respective holder, broker or bank. If the Business Combination is consummated, and if a public shareholder properly exercises its right to redeem all or a portion of the public shares that it holds and timely delivers its shares to Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, JCIC’s transfer agent, JCIC will redeem such public shares for a per-share price, payable in cash, equal to the pro rata portion of the Trust Account established at the consummation of our initial public offering (the “Trust Account”), calculated as of two business days prior to the consummation of the Business Combination. For illustrative purposes, as of [●], 2022, this would have amounted to approximately $[●] per issued and outstanding public share. If a public shareholder exercises its redemption rights in full, then it will be electing to exchange its public shares for cash and will no longer own public shares. Shares of JCIC will be redeemed immediately after consummation of the Business Combination. See “Extraordinary General Meeting of JCIC—Redemption Rights” in the accompanying proxy statement/prospectus for a detailed description of the procedures to be followed if you wish to redeem your public shares for cash.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, a public shareholder, together with any affiliate of such public shareholder or any other person with whom such public shareholder is acting in concert or as a “group” (as defined in Section 13(d)(3) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”)), will be restricted from redeeming its public shares with respect to more than an aggregate of 15% of the public shares. Accordingly, if a public shareholder, alone or acting in concert or as a group, seeks to redeem more than 15% of the public shares, then any such shares in excess of that 15% limit would not be redeemed for cash.

The Sponsor and each director of JCIC have agreed to, among other things, vote in favor of the Merger Agreement and the transactions contemplated thereby, and to waive their redemption rights in connection with the consummation of the Business Combination with respect to any JCIC Class A Ordinary Shares held by them. Such persons agreed to waive their redemption rights in order to induce JCIC and JCIC’s underwriter to enter into the underwriting agreement entered into in connection with the initial public offering. The Class B Ordinary Shares held by the Sponsor and such other persons will be excluded from the pro rata calculation used to determine the per-share redemption price. As of the date of the accompanying proxy statement/prospectus, the Sponsor and JCIC’s independent directors, collectively, own 20% of the issued and outstanding JCIC Ordinary Shares.

The Merger Agreement is also subject to the satisfaction or waiver of certain other closing conditions as described in the accompanying proxy statement/prospectus. There can be no assurance that the parties to the Merger Agreement would waive any such provision of the Merger Agreement.


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JCIC is providing the accompanying proxy statement/prospectus and accompanying proxy card to JCIC’s shareholders in connection with the solicitation of proxies to be voted at the extraordinary general meeting and at any adjournments of the extraordinary general meeting. Information about the extraordinary general meeting, the Business Combination and other related business to be considered by JCIC’s shareholders at the extraordinary general meeting is included in the accompanying proxy statement/prospectus. Whether or not you plan to attend the extraordinary general meeting, all of JCIC’s shareholders are urged to read the accompanying proxy statement/prospectus, including the Annexes and other documents referred to therein, carefully and in their entirety. You should also carefully consider the risk factors described in “Risk Factors” beginning on page 24 of this proxy statement/prospectus.

After careful consideration, the board of directors of JCIC has unanimously approved the Business Combination and unanimously recommends that shareholders vote “FOR” the adoption of the Merger Agreement, and approval of the transactions contemplated thereby, including the Mergers, and “FOR” all other proposals presented to JCIC’s shareholders in the accompanying proxy statement/prospectus. When you consider the recommendation of these proposals by the board of directors of JCIC, you should keep in mind that JCIC’s directors and officers have interests in the Business Combination that may conflict with your interests as a shareholder. See the section entitled “Business Combination Proposal—Interests of JCIC’s Directors and Executive Officers in the Business Combination” in the accompanying proxy statement/prospectus for a further discussion of these considerations.

The approval of the Organizational Documents Proposal and the Merger Proposal requires the affirmative vote of holders of at least two-thirds of the JCIC Common Stock represented in person or by proxy and entitled to vote thereon and who vote at the extraordinary general meeting. The Business Combination Proposal, the Share Capital Proposal, the Non-Binding Governance Proposals, the Incentive Plan Proposal, the ESPP Proposal and the Adjournment Proposal require the affirmative vote of holders of a majority of the JCIC Ordinary Shares represented in person or by proxy and entitled to vote thereon and who vote at the extraordinary general meeting.

Your vote is very important. Whether or not you plan to attend the extraordinary general meeting, please vote as soon as possible by following the instructions in the accompanying proxy statement/prospectus to make sure that your shares are represented at the extraordinary general meeting. If you hold your shares in “street name” through a bank, broker or other nominee, you will need to follow the instructions provided to you by your bank, broker or other nominee to ensure that your shares are represented and voted at the extraordinary general meeting. The transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement will be consummated only if the Condition Precedent Proposals are approved at the extraordinary general meeting. Each of the Condition Precedent Proposals is cross-conditioned on the approval of the others. The Adjournment Proposal is not conditioned upon the approval of any other proposal set forth in the accompanying proxy statement/prospectus. The Non-Binding Governance Proposal is a non-binding advisory proposal.

If you sign, date and return your proxy card without indicating how you wish to vote, your proxy will be voted FOR each of the proposals presented at the extraordinary general meeting. If you fail to return your proxy card or fail to instruct your bank, broker or other nominee how to vote, and do not attend the extraordinary general meeting in person, the effect will be, among other things, that your shares will not be counted for purposes of determining whether a quorum is present at the extraordinary general meeting and will not be voted. An abstention will be counted towards the quorum requirement but will not count as a vote cast at the extraordinary general meeting. A broker non-vote, while considered present for the purposes of establishing a quorum, will not count as a vote cast at the extraordinary general meeting. If you are a shareholder of record and you attend the extraordinary general meeting and wish to vote in person, you may withdraw your proxy and vote in person.

If you have any questions or need assistance voting your JCIC Ordinary Shares, please contact [●], our proxy solicitor, by calling [●], or banks and brokers can call collect at [●] or by emailing [●].

TO EXERCISE YOUR REDEMPTION RIGHTS, YOU MUST IDENTIFY YOURSELF IN WRITING AS A BENEFICIAL HOLDER AND PROVIDE YOUR LEGAL NAME, PHONE NUMBER AND ADDRESS TO JCIC’S TRANSFER AGENT AND DEMAND IN WRITING THAT YOUR PUBLIC SHARES ARE REDEEMED FOR A PRO RATA PORTION OF THE FUNDS HELD IN THE TRUST ACCOUNT AND


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TENDER YOUR SHARES TO JCIC’S TRANSFER AGENT AT LEAST TWO BUSINESS DAYS PRIOR TO THE VOTE AT THE EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING. YOU MAY TENDER YOUR SHARES BY EITHER DELIVERING YOUR SHARE CERTIFICATE TO THE TRANSFER AGENT OR BY DELIVERING YOUR SHARES ELECTRONICALLY USING THE DEPOSITORY TRUST COMPANY’S DWAC (DEPOSIT WITHDRAWAL AT CUSTODIAN) SYSTEM. IF THE BUSINESS COMBINATION IS NOT COMPLETED, THEN THESE SHARES WILL BE RETURNED TO YOU OR YOUR ACCOUNT. IF YOU HOLD THE SHARES IN STREET NAME, YOU WILL NEED TO INSTRUCT THE ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE AT YOUR BANK OR BROKER TO WITHDRAW THE SHARES FROM YOUR ACCOUNT IN ORDER TO EXERCISE YOUR REDEMPTION RIGHTS.

On behalf of JCIC’s board of directors, we would like to thank you for your support and look forward to the successful completion of the Business Combination.

 

Sincerely,
Robert F. Savage    Jeffrey E. Kelter
President and Director    Director

NEITHER THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION NOR ANY STATE SECURITIES REGULATORY AGENCY HAS APPROVED OR DISAPPROVED THE TRANSACTIONS DESCRIBED IN THE ACCOMPANYING PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS, PASSED UPON THE MERITS OR FAIRNESS OF THE BUSINESS COMBINATION OR RELATED TRANSACTIONS OR PASSED UPON THE ADEQUACY OR ACCURACY OF THE DISCLOSURE IN THE ACCOMPANYING PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS. ANY REPRESENTATION TO THE CONTRARY CONSTITUTES A CRIMINAL OFFENSE.

The accompanying proxy statement/prospectus is dated [●], 2022 and is first being mailed to shareholders on or about [●], 2022.


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TRADEMARKS

     ix  

SELECTED DEFINITIONS

     x  

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

     xvi  

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

     xvii  

SUMMARY OF THE PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS

     1  

RISK FACTORS

     24  

MARKET PRICE AND DIVIDEND INFORMATION

     82  

UNAUDITED PRO FORMA CONDENSED COMBINED FINANCIAL INFORMATION

     83  

EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING OF JCIC

     99  

SHAREHOLDER PROPOSAL NO. 1 — THE BUSINESS COMBINATION PROPOSAL

     105  

SHAREHOLDER PROPOSAL NO. 2 — THE MERGER PROPOSAL .

     151  

SHAREHOLDER PROPOSAL NO. 3 — THE SHARE CAPITAL PROPOSAL ..

     153  

SHAREHOLDER PROPOSAL NO. 4 — THE ORGANIZATIONAL DOCUMENTS PROPOSAL

     154  

SHAREHOLDER PROPOSAL NO. 5 — THE NON-BINDING GOVERNANCE PROPOSALS

     156  

SHAREHOLDER PROPOSAL NO. 6 — THE INCENTIVE PLAN PROPOSAL

     162  

SHAREHOLDER PROPOSAL NO. 7— THE ESPP PROPOSAL

     169  

SHAREHOLDER PROPOSAL NO. 8 — THE ADJOURNMENT PROPOSAL

     172  

MATERIAL U.S. FEDERAL INCOME TAX CONSEQUENCES

     173  

INFORMATION ABOUT JCIC, NEW BRIDGER AND THE MERGER SUBS

     182  

JCIC MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

     187  

MANAGEMENT OF JCIC

     193  

INFORMATION ABOUT BRIDGER

     203  

BRIDGER MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

     215  

EXECUTIVE AND DIRECTOR COMPENSATION OF BRIDGER

     235  

MANAGEMENT OF NEW BRIDGER AFTER THE BUSINESS COMBINATION

     240  

BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

     246  

CERTAIN RELATIONSHIPS AND RELATED PERSON TRANSACTIONS

     250  

DESCRIPTION OF NEW BRIDGER SECURITIES

     255  

COMPARISON OF SHAREHOLDER RIGHTS

     270  

SECURITIES ACT RESTRICTIONS ON RESALE OF NEW BRIDGER’S SECURITIES

     273  

APPRAISAL RIGHTS

     274  

SUBMISSION OF SHAREHOLDER PROPOSALS

     275  

FUTURE SHAREHOLDER PROPOSALS

     276  

DELIVERY OF DOCUMENTS TO SHAREHOLDERS/HOUSEHOLDING

     277  

OTHER SHAREHOLDER COMMUNICATIONS

     278  

LEGAL MATTERS

     279  

EXPERTS

     280  

WHERE YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION

     281  

INDEX TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

     F-1  

 

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ANNEX A – MERGER AGREEMENT

     A-1  

ANNEX B – SPONSOR AGREEMENT

     B-1  

ANNEX C – STOCKHOLDERS AGREEMENT

     C-1  

ANNEX D – A&R REGISTRATION RIGHTS AGREEMENT

     D-1  

ANNEX E – CAYMAN CONSTITUTIONAL DOCUMENTS

     E-1  

ANNEX F – PROPOSED CAYMAN CONSTITUTIONAL DOCUMENTS

     F-1  

ANNEX G – PROPOSED CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION OF NEW BRIDGER

     G-1  

ANNEX H – PROPOSED BYLAWS OF NEW BRIDGER

     H-1  

ANNEX I – OMNIBUS INCENTIVE PLAN

     I-1  

ANNEX J – ESPP

     J-1  

ANNEX K – VANTAGE POINT OPINION

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JACK CREEK INVESTMENT CORP.

A Cayman Islands Exempted Company

(Company Number 365269)

386 Park Avenue South, FL 20

New York, NY 10016

NOTICE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING

TO BE HELD ON [], 2022

TO THE SHAREHOLDERS OF JACK CREEK INVESTMENT CORP.:

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an extraordinary general meeting (the “extraordinary general meeting”) of Jack Creek Investment Corp., a Cayman Islands exempted company, company number 365269 (“JCIC”), will be held at the offices of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, located at 767 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10153, at [●] Eastern Time, on [●], 2022. Cayman Islands law requires there to be a physical location for the extraordinary general meeting. However, the extraordinary general meeting will also be held virtually via live webcast. As such, JCIC shareholders may attend the extraordinary general meeting by visiting the extraordinary general meeting website at [●], where they will be able to listen to the meeting live and vote during the meeting. We are pleased to utilize virtual shareholder meeting technology to (i) provide ready access and cost savings for JCIC shareholders and JCIC and (ii) protect the health and safety of our shareholders. You are cordially invited to attend the extraordinary general meeting, which will be held for the following purposes:

Proposal No. 1 — The Business Combination Proposal — to consider and vote upon a proposal to approve by ordinary resolution (i) the Business Combination, (ii) the adoption of the Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of August 3, 2022 (the “Merger Agreement”), by and among JCIC, Wildfire New Bridger, Inc., a Delaware corporation and direct, wholly owned subsidiary of JCIC (“New Bridger”), Wildfire Merger Sub I, Inc., a Delaware corporation and direct, wholly owned subsidiary of New Bridger (“Wildfire Merger Sub I”), Wildfire Merger Sub II, Inc., a Delaware corporation and direct, wholly owned subsidiary of New Bridger (“Wildfire Merger Sub II”), Wildfire Merger Sub III, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and direct, wholly owned subsidiary of New PubCo (“Wildfire Merger Sub III”), Wildfire GP Sub IV, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and direct, wholly owned subsidiary of New Bridger (“Wildfire GP Sub IV”), BTOF (Grannus Feeder) – NQ L.P., a Delaware limited partnership (“Blocker”), and Bridger Aerospace Group Holdings, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“Bridger”), (ii) the approval of the Plan of Merger (as defined in the Merger Agreement) and (iii) the approval of the transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement, as more fully described elsewhere in the accompanying proxy statement/prospectus (the “Business Combination Proposal”);

Proposal No. 2 The Merger Proposal to consider and vote upon a proposal to approve by special resolution the Second Merger and related Plan of Merger and to authorize the merger of Wildfire Merger Sub II with and into JCIC, with JCIC surviving the merger (the “Merger Proposal”);

Proposal No. 3 The Share Capital Proposal to consider and vote upon a proposal to approve by ordinary resolution the alteration of the authorized share capital of JCIC at the effective time of the Second Merger;

Proposal No. 4 — The Organizational Documents Proposal — to consider and vote upon a proposal to approve by special resolution and adopt the Proposed Cayman Constitutional Documents (the proposed amendment and restatement of JCIC’s Amended and Restated Memorandum and Articles of Association) and the change of name of JCIC to [    ] (the “Organizational Documents Proposal”);

Proposal No. 5 — The Non-Binding Governance Proposals — to consider and vote upon, on a non-binding advisory basis, certain material differences between JCIC’s Amended and Restated Memorandum and Articles of Association (as it may be amended from time to time, the “Cayman

 

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Constitutional Documents”) and the proposed amended and restated certificate of incorporation of New Bridger (the “New Bridger Certificate of Incorporation”), presented separately in accordance with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission requirements (collectively, the “Non-Binding Governance Proposals”);

Proposal No. 6 — The Incentive Plan Proposal — to consider and vote upon a proposal to approve and assume by ordinary resolution, the Bridger Aerospace Group Holdings, Inc. 2022 Omnibus Incentive Plan and any grants or awards issued thereunder (the “Incentive Plan Proposal”);

Proposal No. 7 — The ESPP Proposal — to consider and vote upon a proposal to approve by ordinary resolution, the Bridger Aerospace Group Holdings, Inc. 2022 Employee Stock Purchase Plan (the “ESPP Proposal”);

Proposal No. 8 — The Adjournment Proposal — to consider and vote upon a proposal to approve the adjournment of the extraordinary general meeting to a later date or dates, if necessary, to permit further solicitation and vote of proxies in the event that there are insufficient shares represented to constitute a quorum necessary to conduct business at the extraordinary general meeting or for the approval of one or more proposals at the extraordinary general meeting or to the extent necessary to ensure that any required supplement or amendment to the accompanying proxy statement/prospectus is provided to JCIC shareholders (the “Adjournment Proposal”).

Each of Proposals No. 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 7 (the “Condition Precedent Proposals”) is cross-conditioned on the approval of the others. Proposal No. 8 is not conditioned upon the approval of any other proposal set forth in this proxy statement/prospectus. Proposal No. 5 consists of non-binding advisory proposals.

These items of business are described in the accompanying proxy statement/prospectus, which we encourage you to read carefully and in its entirety before voting.

Only holders of record of the ordinary shares of JCIC at the close of business on [], 2022 are entitled to notice of and to vote and have their votes counted at the extraordinary general meeting and any adjournment of the extraordinary general meeting.

The accompanying proxy statement/prospectus and accompanying proxy card is being provided to JCIC’s shareholders in connection with the solicitation of proxies to be voted at the extraordinary general meeting and at any adjournment of the extraordinary general meeting. Whether or not you plan to attend the extraordinary general meeting, all of JCIC’s shareholders are urged to read this proxy statement/prospectus, including the Annexes and the documents referred to herein, carefully and in their entirety. You should also carefully consider the risk factors described in “Risk Factors” beginning on page 24 of the accompanying proxy statement/prospectus.

After careful consideration, the JCIC Board of Directors has unanimously approved the Business Combination and unanimously recommends that shareholders vote “FOR” the adoption of the Business Combination Proposal and “FOR” all other proposals to be presented to JCIC’s shareholders at the extraordinary general meeting. When you consider the recommendation of these proposals by the JCIC Board, you should keep in mind that JCIC’s directors and officers have interests therein that may conflict with your interests as a shareholder. See the section entitled “Shareholder Proposal No. 1 — The Business Combination Proposal — Interests of JCIC’s Directors and Executive Officers in the Business Combination” in the accompanying proxy statement/prospectus for a further discussion of these considerations.

 

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Pursuant to the Cayman Constitutional Documents, a holder of public shares (as defined in the accompanying proxy statement/prospectus) (a “public shareholder”) may request of JCIC that JCIC redeem all or a portion of its public shares for cash if the Business Combination is consummated. As a holder of public shares, you will be entitled to receive cash for any public shares to be redeemed only if you:

 

  (i)

(a) hold public shares, or (b) if you hold public shares through units, you elect to separate your units into the underlying public shares and public warrants prior to exercising your redemption rights with respect to the public shares;

 

  (ii)

submit a written request to Continental Stock Transfer & Trust (“Continental”), JCIC’s transfer agent, in which you (i) request that New Bridger redeem all or a portion of your New Bridger Common Stock for cash, and (ii) identify yourself as the beneficial holder of the New Bridger Common Stock and provide your legal name, phone number and address; and

 

  (iii)

deliver your public shares to Continental, JCIC’s transfer agent, physically or electronically through The Depository Trust Company (“DTC”).

Holders must complete the procedures for electing to redeem their public shares in the manner described above prior to 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, on [], 2022 (two business days before the extraordinary general meeting) in order for their shares to be redeemed.

Holders of units must elect to separate the units into the underlying public shares and warrants prior to exercising redemption rights with respect to the public shares. If holders hold their units in an account at a brokerage firm or bank, holders must notify their broker or bank that they elect to separate the units into the underlying public shares and warrants, or if a holder holds units registered in its own name, the holder must contact Continental, JCIC’s transfer agent, directly and instruct them to do so. Public shareholders may elect to redeem public shares regardless of how they vote in respect of the Business Combination Proposal. If the Business Combination is not consummated, the public shares will be returned to the respective holder, broker or bank.

If the Business Combination is consummated, and if a public shareholder properly exercises its right to redeem all or a portion of the public shares that it holds and timely delivers its shares to Continental, JCIC’s transfer agent, JCIC will redeem such public shares for a per-share price, payable in cash, equal to the pro rata portion of the Trust Account established at the consummation of our initial public offering (the “Trust Account”), calculated as of two business days prior to the consummation of the Business Combination. For illustrative purposes, as of [], 2022, this would have amounted to approximately $[●] per issued and outstanding public share. If a public shareholder exercises its redemption rights in full, then it will be electing to exchange its public shares for cash and will no longer own public shares. See “Extraordinary General Meeting of JCIC — Redemption Rights” in the accompanying proxy statement/prospectus for a detailed description of the procedures to be followed if you wish to redeem your public shares for cash.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, a public shareholder, together with any affiliate of such public shareholder or any other person with whom such public shareholder is acting in concert or as a “group” (as defined in Section 13(d)(3) of the Exchange Act), will be restricted from redeeming its public shares with respect to more than an aggregate of 15% of the public shares. Accordingly, if a public shareholder, alone or acting in concert or as a group, seeks to redeem more than 15% of the public shares, then any such shares in excess of that 15% limit would not be redeemed for cash.

JCIC Sponsor LLC, a Cayman Islands limited liability company and shareholder of JCIC (the “Sponsor”), and each director of JCIC have agreed to, among other things, vote in favor of the Business Combination Proposal and the transactions contemplated thereby, including the other Condition Precedent Proposals, and to waive their redemption rights in connection with the underwriting agreement entered into in connection with the initial public offering of ordinary shares. The JCIC Class B Ordinary Shares held by the Sponsor and such other

 

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persons will be excluded from the pro rata calculation used to determine the per-share redemption price. As of the date of the accompanying proxy statement/prospectus, the Sponsor and JCIC’s directors, collectively, own 20% of the issued and outstanding JCIC Ordinary Shares.

The approval of the Business Combination Proposal, the Merger Proposal and the Organizational Documents Proposal each requires a special resolution under Cayman Islands law, being the affirmative vote of the holders of at least two-thirds of the ordinary shares of JCIC represented in person, virtually or by proxy and entitled to vote thereon and who vote at the extraordinary general meeting. The Non-Binding Governance Proposals (which are comprised of non-binding advisory proposals), the Share Capital Proposal, the Incentive Plan Proposal, the ESPP Proposal and the Adjournment Proposal each requires an ordinary resolution under Cayman Islands law, being the affirmative vote of the holders of a majority of the ordinary shares represented in person, virtually or by proxy and entitled to vote thereon and who vote at the extraordinary general meeting.

Your vote is very important. Whether or not you plan to attend the extraordinary general meeting, please vote as soon as possible by following the instructions in the accompanying proxy statement/prospectus to make sure that your shares are represented at the extraordinary general meeting. If you hold your shares in “street name” through a bank, broker or other nominee, you will need to follow the instructions provided to you by your bank, broker or other nominee to ensure that your shares are represented and voted at the extraordinary general meeting. In most cases you may vote by telephone or over the Internet as instructed. The transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement will be consummated only if the Condition Precedent Proposals are approved at the extraordinary general meeting. Each of the Condition Precedent Proposals is cross-conditioned on the approval of the others. The Adjournment Proposal is not conditioned upon the approval of any other proposal set forth in the accompanying proxy statement/prospectus. The Non-Binding Governance Proposals are constituted of non-binding advisory proposals.

If you sign, date and return your proxy card without indicating how you wish to vote, your proxy will be voted FOR each of the proposals presented at the extraordinary general meeting. If you fail to return your proxy card or fail to instruct your bank, broker or other nominee how to vote, and do not attend the extraordinary general meeting either virtually or in person, the effect will be, among other things, that your shares will not be counted for purposes of determining whether a quorum is present at the extraordinary general meeting and will not be voted. An abstention will be counted towards the quorum requirement but will not count as a vote cast at the extraordinary general meeting. A broker non-vote, while considered present for the purposes of establishing a quorum, will not count as a vote cast at the extraordinary general meeting. If you are a shareholder of record and you attend the extraordinary general meeting and wish to vote virtually or in person, you may withdraw your proxy and vote either virtually or in person.

Your attention is directed to the remainder of the accompanying proxy statement/prospectus following this notice (including the Annexes and other documents referred to herein) for a more complete description of the proposed Business Combination and related transactions and each of the proposals. You are encouraged to read the accompanying proxy statement/prospectus carefully and in its entirety, including the Annexes and other documents referred to herein. If you have any questions or need assistance voting your ordinary shares, please contact [●], our proxy solicitor, by calling [●], or banks and brokers can call collect at [●] or by emailing [●].

Thank you for your participation. We look forward to your continued support.

 

By Order of the Board of Directors of JCIC
[], 2022
Jeffrey Kelter
Chairman of the JCIC Board

 

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TO EXERCISE YOUR REDEMPTION RIGHTS, YOU MUST DEMAND IN WRITING THAT YOUR PUBLIC SHARES ARE REDEEMED FOR A PRO RATA PORTION OF THE FUNDS HELD IN THE TRUST ACCOUNT AND TENDER YOUR SHARES TO JCIC’S TRANSFER AGENT AT LEAST TWO BUSINESS DAYS PRIOR TO THE VOTE AT THE EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING. YOU MAY TENDER YOUR SHARES BY EITHER DELIVERING YOUR SHARE CERTIFICATE TO THE TRANSFER AGENT OR BY DELIVERING YOUR SHARES ELECTRONICALLY USING THE DEPOSITORY TRUST COMPANY’S DWAC (DEPOSIT WITHDRAWAL AT CUSTODIAN) SYSTEM. IF THE BUSINESS COMBINATION IS NOT CONSUMMATED, THEN THESE SHARES WILL BE RETURNED TO YOU OR YOUR ACCOUNT. IF YOU HOLD THE SHARES IN STREET NAME, YOU WILL NEED TO INSTRUCT THE ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE AT YOUR BANK OR BROKER TO WITHDRAW THE SHARES FROM YOUR ACCOUNT IN ORDER TO EXERCISE YOUR REDEMPTION RIGHTS.

 

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REFERENCES TO ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

This proxy statement/prospectus incorporates important business and financial information that is not included in or delivered with this proxy statement/prospectus. This information is available for you to review through the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. You may request copies of this proxy statement/prospectus and any of the documents incorporated by reference into this proxy statement/prospectus or other publicly available information concerning JCIC, without charge, by written request to JCIC at Jack Creek Investment Corp., 386 Park Avenue South, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10016, or by telephone request at (212) 710-5060; or [●], JCIC’s proxy solicitor, by calling [●] or banks and brokers can call collect at [●], or by emailing [●]; or from the SEC through the SEC website at the address provided above.

In order for JCIC’s shareholders to receive timely delivery of the documents in advance of the extraordinary general meeting of JCIC to be held on [], 2022, you must request the information no later than [], 2022, (five business days prior to the date of the extraordinary general meeting).

 

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TRADEMARKS

This document contains references to trademarks, trade names and service marks belonging to other entities. Solely for convenience, trademarks, trade names and service marks referred to in this proxy statement/prospectus may appear without the ® or TM symbols, but such references are not intended to indicate, in any way, that the applicable licensor will not assert, to the fullest extent under applicable law, its rights to these trademarks and trade names. Neither JCIC nor Bridger intends its use or display of other companies’ trade names, trademarks or service marks to imply a relationship with, or endorsement or sponsorship of it, by any other companies.

 

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SELECTED DEFINITIONS

Unless otherwise stated in this proxy statement/prospectus or the context otherwise requires, references to:

 

   

“A&R Registration Rights Agreement” are to the Amended and Restated Registration Rights Agreement to be entered into at the Closing by and among New Bridger, Sponsor, the BTO Stockholders and certain stockholders of Bridger, the form of which is attached to this proxy statement/prospectus as Annex D;

 

   

“Aggregate Common Stock Consideration” are to the aggregate consideration to be paid to the direct and indirect equityholders of Bridger (other than the holders of Series C preferred shares of Bridger) which equals (i)(A) Net Equity Value, minus (B) the aggregated stated value of the Series C preferred shares of Bridger outstanding as of immediately prior to the First Effective Time and any accrued and unpaid interest thereon since the end of the immediately preceding semi-annual distribution period, which amounts are to be determined in accordance with Bridger’s limited liability company agreement, minus (C) if the amount remaining in the Trust Account after allocating funds to the JCIC Shareholder Redemption is less than $20,000,000, the excess of the aggregate fees and expenses for legal counsel, accounting advisors, external auditors and financial advisors incurred by Blocker and certain of its affiliates or Bridger or its subsidiaries in connection with the Transactions, over $6,500,000, if any, divided by (ii) $10.00;

 

   

“Allocated Omnibus Awards” are to equity awards with respect to Bridger Common Shares granted after the date of the Merger Agreement and prior to Closing pursuant to the Omnibus Incentive Plan in the form of “restricted share units” or similar full value equity equivalents.

 

   

“Available Sponsor Shares” are to: (i) if the Trust Amount is less than or equal to $50,000,000, after deducting all amounts payable in respect of the JCIC Shareholder Redemption, 4,275,000 JCIC Class B Ordinary Shares and (ii) if the Trust Amount is greater than $50,000,000 , after deducting all amounts payable in respect of the JCIC Shareholder Redemption, a number of JCIC Class B Ordinary Shares equal to (A) 8,550,000, multiplied by (B)(1) the Trust Amount after deducting all amounts payable in respect of the JCIC Shareholder Redemption, divided by (2) $100,000,000; provided, that in no event shall the Available Sponsor Shares exceed 8,550,000 JCIC Class B Ordinary Shares.

 

   

“BTO Stockholders” are to certain direct and indirect equityholders of Bridger that are affiliates of Blackstone Inc.

 

   

“Blocker” are to BTOF (Grannus Feeder) – NQ L.P., a Delaware limited partnership.

 

   

“Bridger” are to Bridger Aerospace Group Holdings, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company.

 

   

“Bridger Class A Common Shares” are to Class A common shares of Bridger;

 

   

“Bridger Class B Common Shares” are to Class B common shares of Bridger;

 

   

“Bridger Class C Common Shares” are to Class C common shares of Bridger;

 

   

“Bridger Class D Common Shares” are to Class D common shares of Bridger;

 

   

“Bridger Common Shares” are to Class A, Class B, Class C and Class D common shares of Bridger;

 

   

“Bridger incentive units” are to Bridger Class D Common Shares;

 

   

“Bridger Management Stockholders” are BAGM Holdings LLC and its equityholders, consisting of Debra Coleman, a Bridger director, Dean Heller, a former Bridger director, and Darren Wilkins, Bridger’s Chief Operating Officer;

 

   

“Bridger Series A-1 Preferred Shares” are to Series A-1 preferred shares of Bridger, which have been fully redeemed as of the date of this proxy statement/prospectus;

 

   

“Bridger Series A-2 Preferred Shares” are to Series A-2 preferred shares of Bridger, which have been fully redeemed as of the date of this proxy statement/prospectus;

 

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“Bridger Series A Preferred Shares” are to Bridger Series A-1 Preferred Shares and Bridger Series A-2 Preferred Shares;

 

   

“Bridger Series B Preferred Shares’ are to Series B preferred shares of Bridger, which have been fully redeemed as of the date of this proxy statement/prospectus;

 

   

“Bridger Series C Preferred Shares” are to Series C preferred shares of Bridger, which will be surrendered and exchanged into New Bridger Series A Preferred Stock on a one-to-one basis;

 

   

“Business Combination” are to the combination of JCIC, Blocker, Bridger and New Bridger pursuant to the transactions provided for and contemplated in the Merger Agreement;

 

   

“Cayman Constitutional Documents” are to JCIC’s Amended and Restated Memorandum and Articles of Association, as amended from time to time;

 

   

“Cayman Islands Companies Act” are to the Companies Act (As Revised) of the Cayman Islands;

 

   

“Closing” are to the closing of the Business Combination;

 

   

“Code” means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended;

 

   

“Condition Precedent Approvals” are to the approval at the extraordinary general meeting of the Condition Precedent Proposals;

 

   

“Condition Precedent Proposals” are to the Business Combination Proposal, the Merger Proposal, the Share Capital Proposal the Organizational Documents Proposal, the Incentive Plan Proposal and the ESPP Proposal, collectively;

 

   

“Continental” are to Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company;

 

   

“DGCL” are to the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware;

 

   

“Earnout Period” are to the period commencing on the date of the Closing and ending on the date that is five years after the date of the Closing;

 

   

“ESPP” are to the Bridger Aerospace Group Holdings, Inc. 2022 Employee Stock Purchase Plan to be considered for adoption and approval by JCIC shareholders pursuant to the ESPP Proposal;

 

   

“Exchange Act” are to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended;

 

   

“Existing Bridger Equityholders” are to (a) the holders of Bridger’s equity immediately prior to the Closing, which include Founders and Bridger Management, BTO Stockholders, and Series C Shareholders, except for Blocker and (b) Blocker’s equityholders, collectively;

 

   

“extraordinary general meeting” are to the extraordinary general meeting of JCIC duly called by the JCIC Board and held for the purpose of considering and voting upon the proposals set forth in this proxy statement/prospectus;

 

   

“FAA” are to the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration;

 

   

“First Effective Time” are to the time at which the First Merger shall become effective in accordance with the terms of the Merger Agreement;

 

   

“First Merger” are to the merger of Wildfire Merger Sub I with and into Blocker, with Blocker as the surviving entity in accordance with the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Merger Agreement;

 

   

“founder shares” are to the JCIC Class B Ordinary Shares, and the shares of New Bridger Common Stock to be issued to the Sponsor and certain related parties in respect thereof in connection with the Second Merger;

 

   

“Founder and Bridger Management” are to Founder Stockholders and Bridger Management Stockholders;

 

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“Founder Stockholders” are to Bridger Element LLC and its equityholders;

 

   

“Fully-Diluted Bridger Shares” are to the sum of (without duplication) the aggregate number of Bridger Common Shares that are issued and outstanding (excluding any Bridger Common Shares held by Bridger in its treasury and Bridger Common Shares underlying any Allocated Omnibus Awards) as of immediately prior to the First Effective Time;

 

   

“GAAP” are to accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America;

 

   

“HSR Act” are to the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended;

 

   

“initial public offering” are to JCIC’s initial public offering, which was consummated on January 26, 2021;

 

   

“Investment Company Act” are to the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended;

 

   

“IPO registration statement” are to the Registration Statement on Form S-1 (333-248951) filed by JCIC in connection with its initial public offering, which became effective on January 21, 2021;

 

   

“IRS” are to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service;

 

   

“JCIC” and, except as otherwise noted, “we,” “us” and “our,” are to Jack Creek Investment Corp., a Cayman Islands exempted company;

 

   

“JCIC Board” are to the board of directors of JCIC;

 

   

“JCIC Class A Ordinary Shares” are to JCIC’s Class A ordinary shares, par value $0.0001 per share;

 

   

“JCIC Class B Ordinary Shares” are to JCIC’s Class B ordinary shares, par value $0.0001 per share;

 

   

“JCIC Excluded Shares” means, without duplication, (i) the Redemption Shares, (ii) JCIC Ordinary Shares (if any), that, at the respective Effective Time, are held in the treasury of JCIC and (iii) JCIC Ordinary Shares (if any), that are owned by Bridger and its subsidiaries.

 

   

“JCIC Private Placement Warrants” are to the 9,400,000 JCIC Warrants that were issued to the Sponsor in a private placement in connection with JCIC’s initial public offering and are issued and outstanding immediately prior to the First Effective Time;

 

   

“JCIC Public Warrants” are to the 17,250,000 JCIC Warrants, a fraction equal to one-half of which was included in each unit sold as part of JCIC’s initial public offering and are issued and outstanding immediately prior to the First Effective Time;

 

   

“JCIC Ordinary Shares” are to the JCIC Class A Ordinary Shares and the JCIC Class B Ordinary Shares, collectively.

 

   

“JCIC Shareholder Redemption” are to the offer to redeem JCIC Class A Ordinary Shares in connection with the solicitation of proxies for the approval of the Business Combination, as contemplated by the Cayman Constitutional Documents.

 

   

“JCIC Units” are to each issued and outstanding unit of JCIC prior to the First Effective Time;

 

   

“JCIC Warrants” are to warrants to purchase one JCIC Class A Ordinary Share at an exercise price of $11.50;

 

   

“JOBS Act” are to the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012;

 

   

“Merger Agreement” are to that certain Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of August 3, 2022, by and among JCIC, New Bridger, Wildfire Merger Sub I, Wildfire Merger Sub II, Wildfire Merger Sub III, Wildfire GP Sub IV, Blocker and Bridger, a copy of which is attached to this proxy statement/prospectus as Annex A;

 

   

“Nasdaq” are to the Nasdaq Capital Market;

 

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“Net Equity Value” are to $724,600,000;

 

   

“New Award Grants” are to equity awards to be issued to employees and management of New Bridger under the Omnibus Incentive Plan;

 

   

“New Bridger” are to Wildfire New PubCo, Inc., a Delaware corporation, which will become Bridger Aerospace Group Holdings, Inc., upon the Closing;

 

   

“New Bridger Board” are to the board of directors of New Bridger;

 

   

“New Bridger Common Stock” are to shares of common stock of New Bridger, par value $0.0001 per share;

 

   

“New Bridger Series A Preferred Stock” are to shares of preferred stock of New Bridger, par value $0.0001 per share, designated as Series A Preferred Stock in the New Bridger Certificate of Incorporation;

 

   

“New Bridger Warrants” are to warrants to purchase one share of New Bridger Common Stock at an exercise price of $11.50, including those issued as a matter of law upon conversion of the JCIC Warrants at the time of the Second Merger;

 

   

“Omnibus Incentive Plan” are to the 2022 Omnibus Incentive Plan;

 

   

“Per Share Common Stock Consideration” are to the Aggregate Common Stock Consideration, divided by the number of Fully Diluted Bridger Shares.

 

   

“Person” are to any individual, firm, corporation, partnership, limited liability company, incorporated or unincorporated association, joint venture, joint stock company, governmental authority or instrumentality or other entity of any kind;

 

   

“pro forma” are to giving pro forma effect to the Business Combination;

 

   

“Proposed Bylaws” are to the proposed bylaws of New Bridger as of the Third Effective Time attached to this proxy statement/prospectus as Annex H;

 

   

“Proposed Cayman Constitutional Documents” are to the proposed amendment and restatement of JCIC’s Amended and Restated Memorandum and Articles of Association, attached to this proxy statement/prospectus as Annex F;

 

   

“Proposed Certificate of Incorporation” are to the proposed certificate of incorporation of New Bridger as of the Third Effective Time attached to this proxy statement/prospectus as Annex G;

 

   

“Proposed Organizational Documents” are to the Proposed Certificate of Incorporation and the Proposed Bylaws;

 

   

“public shareholders” are to holders of public shares, whether acquired in JCIC’s initial public offering or acquired in the secondary market;

 

   

“public shares” are to the JCIC Class A Ordinary Shares (including those included in the units) that were offered and sold by JCIC in its initial public offering and registered pursuant to the IPO registration statement;

 

   

“redemption” are to each redemption of public shares for cash pursuant to the Cayman Constitutional Documents;

 

   

“Redemption Shares” are to JCIC Class A Ordinary Shares that are properly submitted for redemption in connection with the solicitation of proxies to approve the Business Combination;

 

   

“Sarbanes Oxley Act” are to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002;

 

   

“SEC” are to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission;

 

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“Second Effective Time” are to the time at which the Second Merger shall become effective in accordance with the terms of the Merger Agreement;

 

   

“Second Merger” are to the merger of Wildfire Merger Sub II with and into JCIC, with JCIC as the surviving entity in accordance with the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Merger Agreement;

 

   

“Securities Act” are to the Securities Act of 1933, as amended;

 

   

“Series 2022 Bonds” are to the Gallatin County municipal bond issuances by Bridger totaling $160,000,000 gross proceeds prior to the date of this proxy statement/prospectus;

 

   

“Series 2021 Bond” are to the Gallatin County municipal bond historically issued by Bridger and has been fully settled with the issuance of Series 2022 Bonds as of the date of this proxy statement/prospectus;

 

   

“Series A Preferred Stated Value” are to the liquidation preference equal to the initial issuance price plus all accrued and unpaid dividends, whether or not declared, related to a shares of New Bridger Series A Preferred Stock;

 

   

“Series C Shareholders” are to the holders of Bridger Series C Preferred Shares;

 

   

“Sponsor” are to JCIC Sponsor LLC, a Cayman Islands exempted limited partnership;

 

   

“Sponsor Agreement” are to that certain agreement, dated as of August 3, 2022, by and between JCIC, the Sponsor, each of the officers and directors of JCIC (collectively, the “Sponsor Persons”) and New Bridger, a copy of which is attached to this proxy statement/prospectus as Annex B;

 

   

“Sponsor Earnout Shares” shall mean 20% of the Available Sponsor Shares.

 

   

“Sponsor Triggering Event” are to, (a) with respect to 50% of the Sponsor Earnout Shares, the date on which the VWAP equals or exceeds $11.50 on any 20 trading days in any 30 consecutive trading- day period, and (b) with respect any Sponsor Earnout Shares for which a Sponsor Triggering Event has not occurred with respect to clause (a), the date on which the VWAP equals or exceeds $13.00 on any 20 trading days in any 30 consecutive trading-day period; provided, that in the event of a Change of Control (as defined in the Merger Agreement) between the date of the Closing to and including the fifth anniversary of the date of the Closing pursuant to which New Bridger or any of its stockholders have the right to receive, directly or indirectly, cash, securities or other property attributing a value of at least $11.50 (with respect to 50% of the Sponsor Earnout Shares) or $13.00 (with respect to all Sponsor Earnout Shares) per share of New Bridger Common Stock, after assuming the vesting of applicable shares, then a Sponsor Triggering Event shall be deemed to have occurred immediately prior to such Change of Control (as defined in the Merger Agreement);

 

   

“Stockholders Agreement” are to the Stockholders Agreement to be entered into by New Bridger, Sponsor, Founder Stockholders and the BTO Stockholders at the Closing, a copy of the form of which is attached to this proxy statement prospectus as Annex C;

 

   

“Third Effective Time” are to the time at which the Third Merger shall become effective in accordance with the terms of the Merger Agreement;

 

   

“Third Merger” are to the merger of Wildfire Merger Sub III with and into Bridger, with Bridger as the surviving entity in accordance with the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Merger Agreement;

 

   

“Transaction Agreements” are to the Merger Agreement, the Sponsor Agreement, the Stockholder Agreement and the A&R Registration Rights Agreement, in each case, including all annexes, exhibits, schedules, attachments and appendices thereto, and any certificate or other instrument delivered by any party to any other party pursuant to any of the foregoing;

 

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“Treasury Regulations” means the regulations, including proposed and temporary regulations, promulgated under the Code;

 

   

“Trust Account” are to the Trust Account established at the consummation of JCIC’s initial public offering and maintained by Continental, acting as trustee;

 

   

“Trust Agreement” are to the Investment Management Trust Agreement, dated January 26, 2021, by and between JCIC and Continental, as trustee;

 

   

“Trust Amount” are to the amount of cash available in the Trust Account as of the Closing, after deducting the amount required to satisfy JCIC’s obligations to its shareholders (if any) that exercise their redemption rights;

 

   

“VWAP” are to the volume-weighted average price;

 

   

“Wildfire GP Sub IV” are to Wildfire GP Sub IV, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company.

 

   

“Wildfire Merger Sub I” are to Wildfire Merger Sub I, Inc., a Delaware corporation.

 

   

“Wildfire Merger Sub II” are to Wildfire Merger Sub II, Inc., a Delaware corporation.

 

   

“Wildfire Merger Sub III” are to Wildfire Merger Sub III, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company; and

 

   

“working capital loans” are to the funds that the Sponsor or an affiliate of the Sponsor may loan to JCIC as may be required.

Unless otherwise stated in this proxy statement/prospectus or the context otherwise requires, all references in this proxy statement/prospectus to JCIC Class A Ordinary Shares, public shares, JCIC Public Warrants or JCIC Warrants include any such securities underlying the JCIC Units, as applicable.

 

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CAUTIONARY STATEMENT REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Certain statements included in this proxy statement/prospectus are not historical facts but are forward-looking statements, including for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements generally are accompanied by words such as “believe,” “may,” “will,” “estimate,” “continue,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “expect,” “should,” “would,” “plan,” “project,” “forecast,” “predict,” “potential,” “seem,” “seek,” “future,” “outlook,” “target,” and similar expressions that predict or indicate future events or trends or that are not statements of historical matters, but the absence of these words does not mean that a statement is not forward-looking. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, (1) references with respect to the anticipated benefits of the Business Combination and anticipated closing timing; (2) the sources and uses of cash of the Business Combination; (3) the anticipated capitalization and enterprise value of the combined company following the consummation of the Business Combination; (4) current and future potential commercial and customer relationships; and (5) anticipated investments in additional aircraft, capital resource, and research and development and the effect of these investments. These statements are based on various assumptions, whether or not identified in this proxy statement/prospectus, and on the current expectations of JCIC’s and Bridger’s management and are not predictions of actual performance. These forward-looking statements are provided for illustrative purposes only and are not intended to serve as, and must not be relied on by any investor as, a guarantee, an assurance, a prediction or a definitive statement of fact or probability. Actual events and circumstances are difficult or impossible to predict and will differ from assumptions. Many actual events and circumstances are beyond the control of JCIC and Bridger. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including: changes in domestic and foreign business, market, financial, political and legal conditions; the inability of the parties to successfully or timely consummate the Business Combination, including the risk that any required stockholder or regulatory approvals are not obtained, are delayed or are subject to unanticipated conditions that could adversely affect the combined company or the expected benefits of the Business Combination is not obtained; failure to realize the anticipated benefits of the Business Combination; risks relating to the uncertainty of the projected financial information with respect to Bridger; Bridger’s ability to successfully and timely develop, sell and expand its technology and products, and otherwise implement its growth strategy; risks relating to Bridger’s operations and business, including information technology and cybersecurity risks, loss of requisite licenses, flight safety risks, loss of key customers and deterioration in relationships between Bridger and its employees; risks related to increased competition; risks relating to potential disruption of current plans, operations and infrastructure of Bridger as a result of the announcement and consummation of the Business Combination; risks that Bridger is unable to secure or protect its intellectual property; risks that the post-combination company experiences difficulties managing its growth and expanding operations; the ability to compete with existing or new companies that could cause downward pressure on prices, fewer customer orders, reduced margins, the inability to take advantage of new business opportunities, and the loss of market share; the amount of redemption requests made by JCIC’s shareholders; the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic; the ability to successfully select, execute or integrate future acquisitions into the business, which could result in material adverse effects to operations and financial conditions; and those factors discussed in the section entitled “Risk Factors” contained in this proxy statement/prospectus. If any of these risks materialize or our assumptions prove incorrect, actual results could differ materially from the results implied by these forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties above are not exhaustive, and there may be additional risks that neither JCIC nor Bridger presently know or that JCIC and Bridger currently believe are immaterial that could also cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements. In addition, forward looking statements reflect JCIC’s and Bridger’s expectations, plans or forecasts of future events and views as of the date of this proxy statement/prospectus. JCIC and Bridger anticipate that subsequent events and developments will cause JCIC’s and Bridger’s assessments to change. However, while JCIC and Bridger may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, JCIC and Bridger specifically disclaim any obligation to do so. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing JCIC’s and Bridger’s assessments as of any date subsequent to the date of this proxy statement/prospectus. Accordingly, undue reliance should not be placed upon the forward-looking statements.

 

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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

The questions and answers below highlight only selected information from this document and only briefly address some commonly asked questions about the proposals to be presented at the extraordinary general meeting, including with respect to the proposed Business Combination. The following questions and answers do not include all the information that is important to JCIC’s shareholders. JCIC urges shareholders to read this proxy statement/prospectus, including the Annexes and the other documents referred to herein, carefully and in their entirety to fully understand the proposed Business Combination and the voting procedures for the extraordinary general meeting.

 

Q:

Why am I receiving this proxy statement/prospectus?

 

A:

You are receiving these materials because you are a shareholder of record or a beneficial holder of JCIC on [●], the record date for the extraordinary general meeting. JCIC and Bridger have agreed to a business combination through a series of transactions, including the Mergers, subject to the terms and conditions of the Merger Agreement and the other Transaction Agreements. A copy of the Merger Agreement is attached as Annex A. JCIC shareholders are being asked to consider and vote upon a proposal to approve the Business Combination and a number of other proposals. See the section entitled “Shareholder Proposal No. 1 — The Business Combination Proposal” for more detail.

THE VOTE OF SHAREHOLDERS IS IMPORTANT. SHAREHOLDERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO VOTE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER CAREFULLY REVIEWING THIS PROXY STATEMENT/ PROSPECTUS IN ITS ENTIRETY, INCLUDING THE ANNEXES AND THE ACCOMPANYING FINANCIAL STATEMENTS OF JCIC AND BRIDGER.

 

Q:

How do I attend the meeting virtually?

 

A:

The extraordinary general meeting will be accessible virtually via a live webcast at [●].com, at [●], Eastern Time, on [●], 2022. To participate in the virtual meeting, including the voting of shares, JCIC shareholders of record will need (a) [●] or instructions that accompanied their proxy materials, if applicable, or (b) to obtain a proxy form from their broker, bank or other nominee.

The extraordinary general meeting webcast will begin promptly at [●], Eastern Time. JCIC shareholders are encouraged to access the extraordinary general meeting prior to the start time. If you encounter any difficulties accessing the virtual meeting or during the meeting time, please call the technical support number that will be posted on the virtual meeting login page.

 

Q:

Can I attend the extraordinary general meeting in person?

 

A:

Yes. JCIC shareholders will be able to attend the extraordinary general meeting in person, which will be held on [●], 2022, at [●], Eastern Time, at the offices of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, located at 767 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10153. However, JCIC encourages its shareholders to attend via live webcast on the Internet.

 

Q:

What are the transactions described in this document?

 

A:

On August 3, 2022, JCIC entered into the Merger Agreement. Pursuant to the Merger Agreement, the parties thereto will enter into a business combination transaction (the “Business Combination” and together with the other transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement, the “Transactions”), pursuant to which, among other things, (i) Wildfire Merger Sub I will merge with and into Blocker (the “First Merger”), with Blocker as the surviving entity of the First Merger, upon which Wildfire GP Sub IV will become general partner of such surviving entity, (ii) Wildfire Merger Sub II will merge with and into JCIC (the “Second Merger”), with JCIC as the surviving company of the Second Merger (the “Second Surviving Company”),

 

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  and (iii) Wildfire Merger Sub III will merge with and into Bridger (the “Third Merger” and together with First Merger and Second Merger, the “Mergers”), with Bridger as the surviving company of the Third Merger. Following the Mergers, each of Blocker, JCIC, and Bridger will be a subsidiary of New Bridger, and New Bridger will become a publicly traded company. At the closing of the Transactions (“Closing”), New Bridger will change its name to Bridger Aerospace Group Holdings, Inc., and its common stock is expected to list on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the ticker symbol “BAER.”

 

Q:

What will happen in the Mergers?

 

A:

Effect of the First Merger. On the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Merger Agreement, at the First Effective Time: (i) the partnership interests of Blocker outstanding immediately prior to the First Effective Time will be converted into the right to receive an aggregate number of shares of New Bridger Common Stock equal to the product of (x) the Per Share Common Stock Consideration and (y) the number of Class B common shares of Bridger held by Blocker immediately prior to the First Effective Time, which consideration will be allocated among the holders of the general partnership interests and limited partnership interests of Blocker (as of immediately prior to the First Effective Time) and (ii) the outstanding common stock of Wildfire Merger Sub I shall be converted into and become general partnership and limited partnership interests of surviving entity following the First Merger (the “First Surviving Limited Partnership”), which shall constitute one hundred percent (100%) of the outstanding equity of First Surviving Limited Partnership, to be owned by Wildfire GP Sub IV and New Bridger as provided in an amended and restated limited partnership agreement of First Surviving Limited Partnership in the form to be mutually agreed upon by JCIC, Bridger and Blocker in good faith prior to the Closing.

The “Per Share Common Stock Consideration” means the Aggregate Common Stock Consideration divided by the number of common shares of the Bridger (“Bridger Common Shares”) issued and outstanding (other than any Bridger Common Shares held by Bridger in its treasury and any equity awards with respect to Bridger Common Shares granted after the date of the Merger Agreement and prior to Closing pursuant to the Omnibus Incentive Plan in the form of “restricted share units” or similar full value equity equivalents) as of immediately prior to the respective Effective Time.

Effect of the Second Merger. On the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Merger Agreement, at the effective time of the Second Merger (the “Second Effective Time”), by virtue of the Second Merger:

 

  (i)

each JCIC Ordinary Share issued and outstanding immediately prior to the Second Effective Time (other than JCIC Excluded Shares (as defined below)) will be converted into one share of New Bridger Common Stock;

 

  (ii)

each share of common stock of Wildfire Merger Sub II issued and outstanding immediately prior to the Second Effective Time will be converted into and become one share of common stock of the Second Surviving Company;

 

  (iii)

each JCIC Ordinary Share issued and outstanding immediately prior to the Second Effective Time with respect to which a JCIC shareholder has validly exercised its redemption rights (collectively, the “Redemption Shares”) will not be converted into and become a share of New Bridger Common Stock, and will at the Second Effective Time be converted into the right to receive from the Second Surviving Company, in cash, an amount per share calculated in accordance with such shareholder’s redemption rights; and

 

  (iv)

at the Second Effective Time, by virtue of the assumption of the warrant agreement, dated as of January 26, 2021, between JCIC and Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, a New York corporation, by New Bridger, each warrant of JCIC that entitles its holder to purchase one JCIC Class A Ordinary Share at a price of $11.50 per share that is outstanding immediately prior to the Second Effective Time will automatically and irrevocably be modified to provide that such warrant will be entitled to purchase one share of New Bridger Common Stock on the same terms and conditions.

 

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“JCIC Excluded Shares” means, without duplication, (i) the Redemption Shares, (ii) JCIC Ordinary Shares (if any), that, at the respective Effective Time, are held in the treasury of JCIC and (iii) JCIC Ordinary Shares (if any), that are owned by Bridger and its subsidiaries.

Effect of the Third Merger. On the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Merger Agreement, at the effective time of the Third Merger (the “Third Effective Time” and with the First Effective Time and the Second Effective Time, the “Effective Times”), each Bridger Common Share will be converted into the right to receive a number of shares of New Bridger Common Stock equal to the Per Share Common Stock Consideration and each Bridger Series C Preferred Share will be converted into the right to receive one share of New Bridger Series A Preferred Stock. The limited liability company interests of Wildfire Merger Sub III outstanding immediately prior to the Third Effective Time will be converted into and become the limited liability company interests of the surviving company (“Third Surviving Company”), which will constitute one hundred percent (100%) of the outstanding equity of the Third Surviving Company. The (i) Bridger Common Shares and the Bridger Series C Preferred Shares (if any) (together with Bridger Common Shares, the “Bridger Shares”) that are held in the treasury of Bridger or its subsidiaries at the Third Effective Time and (ii) the Bridger Shares that are held by JCIC or any of its affiliates at the Third Effective Time, will be cancelled and no consideration will be paid or payable with respect thereto.

 

Q:

How will New Bridger be managed following the Business Combination?

 

A:

Following the Closing, it is expected that the current management of Bridger will become the management of New Bridger, and the New Bridger Board will consist of 9 directors, who will be divided into three classes (Class I, II and III) with each class initially consisting of 3 directors.

Please see the section entitled “Management of New Bridger after the Business Combination.”

 

Q:

Is the completion of the Merger subject to any conditions?

 

A:

Yes. The respective obligations of each party to effect the Closing are subject to the fulfillment (or, to the extent permitted by applicable law, waiver) of certain conditions specified in the Merger Agreement.

The Merger Agreement provides that the obligations of the parties to consummate the Merger are conditioned on, among other things: (i) approval of the Condition Precedent Proposals by the requisite shareholders of JCIC, (ii) the expiration or termination of the applicable waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, (iii) receipt of other required regulatory approvals, (iv) there being no governmental order or law in force enjoining or prohibiting the consummation of the Transactions, (v) JCIC having at least $5,000,001 of net tangible assets after shareholder redemptions, (vi) the registration statement on this Form S-4 having become effective, (vii) the New Bridger Common Stock and warrants to purchase New Bridger Common Stock having been approved for listing on Nasdaq, and (viii) customary bring-down conditions related to the representations, warranties and pre-Closing covenants in the Merger Agreement. In addition, the obligation of Bridger and Blocker to consummate the Transactions is conditioned upon, among other items, each of the covenants of the parties to the Sponsor Agreement required to be performed as of or prior to the Closing having been performed in all material respects.

To the extent that the JCIC Board determines that any modifications by the parties, including any waivers of any conditions to the Closing, materially change the terms of the Business Combination, JCIC and Bridger will notify their respective equityholders in a manner reasonably calculated to inform them about the modifications as may be required by law, by publishing a press release, and/or filing a current report on Form 8-K and by circulating a supplement to this proxy statement/prospectus to resolicit the votes of JCIC shareholders, if required. For more information about conditions to the consummation of the Business Combination, see “Shareholder Proposal No. 1 — The Business Combination Proposal — Summary of the Merger Agreement — Conditions to Closing.”

 

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Q:

Following the Business Combination, will JCIC’s securities continue to trade on a stock exchange?

 

A:

No. JCIC and Bridger anticipate that, following consummation of the Business Combination, the JCIC Class A Ordinary Shares, JCIC Units and JCIC Warrants will be delisted from Nasdaq Capital Market LLC (“Nasdaq”), and JCIC’s securities will be deregistered under the Exchange Act. However, JCIC and Bridger intend to apply to list New Bridger Common Stock and New Bridger Warrants on Nasdaq upon the Closing under the ticker symbols “BAER” and “BAERW,” respectively. Please see the section entitled “The Business Combination—Certain Information Relating to New Bridger—Listing of New Bridger Common Stock and New Bridger Warrants on Nasdaq” for additional information.

 

Q:

What are the material U.S. federal income tax consequences as a result of the Business Combination?

 

A:

Subject to the limitations and qualifications described in “Material U.S. Federal Income Tax Consequences—U.S. Holders,” the exchange of JCIC Ordinary Shares for shares of New Bridger Common Stock pursuant to the Second Merger (together with the related transactions in the Business Combination) should qualify as a tax-deferred exchange for U.S. federal income tax purposes under Section 351 of the Code. Further, as described in “Material U.S. Federal Income Tax Consequences—U.S. Holders,” it is uncertain whether the exchange of JCIC Ordinary Shares for shares of New Bridger Common Stock, and the exchange of JCIC Public Warrants for New Bridger Warrants, in the Second Merger, qualifies as a tax-deferred reorganization under Section 368(a) of the Code. If the Merger does not qualify as a tax deferred reorganization under Section 368(a) of the Code, then the exchange of JCIC Public Warrants for New Bridger Warrants in the Second Merger would not qualify for tax-deferred treatment and would be taxable as further described in “Material U.S. Federal Income Tax Consequences—U.S. Holders.” There are significant factual and legal uncertainties as to whether the Second Merger qualifies as a tax-deferred reorganization under Section 368(a) of the Code. For example, under Section 368(a) of the Code, the acquiring corporation (or, in the case of certain reorganizations structured similarly to the Second Merger, its corporate parent) must continue, either directly or indirectly through certain controlled corporations, either a significant line of the acquired corporation’s historic business or use a significant portion of the acquired corporation’s historic business assets in a business. However, there is an absence of guidance as to how the provisions of Section 368(a) of the Code apply in the case of an acquisition of a corporation with only investment-type assets, such as JCIC, and there are significant factual and legal uncertainties concerning the determination of this requirement. Moreover, qualification of the Second Merger as a tax-deferred reorganization under Section 368(a) of the Code is based on facts which will not be known until the closing of the Business Combination. The closing of the Business Combination is not conditioned upon the receipt of an opinion of counsel that the Business Combination so qualifies for such tax-deferred treatment, and neither JCIC nor New Bridger intends to request a ruling from the IRS regarding the U.S. federal income tax treatment of the Business Combination. Accordingly, no assurance can be given that the IRS will not challenge such tax-deferred treatment or that a court will not sustain a challenge by the IRS.

Additionally, the tax consequences of the Business Combination are subject to the PFIC rules discussed more fully under “Material U.S. Federal Income Tax Consequences—Passive Foreign Investment Company Status.” You are strongly urged to consult with a tax advisor to determine the particular U.S. federal, state or local or foreign income or other tax consequences of the Business Combination to you. For a description of material U.S. federal income tax consequences of the Business Combination, see the section entitled “Material U.S. Federal Income Tax Consequences” below.

 

Q:

What proposals are shareholders of JCIC being asked to vote upon?

 

A:

At the extraordinary general meeting, JCIC is asking holders of JCIC Ordinary Shares to consider and vote upon:

 

   

a proposal to approve by ordinary resolution and adopt (i) the Business Combination, (ii) Merger Agreement, (iii) the Plan of Merger and (iv) each of the transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement, as more fully described elsewhere in this proxy statement/prospectus;

 

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a proposal to approve by special resolution the Second Merger;

 

   

a proposal to approve by ordinary resolution the amendments to the authorized share capital of JCIC;

 

   

a proposal to approve by special resolution and adopt the Proposed Cayman Constitutional Documents;

 

   

proposals to approve, on a non-binding advisory basis, certain material differences between JCIC’s Amended and Restated Memorandum and Articles of Association and the New Bridger Certificate of Incorporation;

 

   

a proposal to approve and assume by ordinary resolution New Bridger’s 2022 Omnibus Incentive Plan and any grants or awards issued thereunder;

 

   

a proposal to approve by ordinary resolution New Bridger’s 2022 Employee Stock Purchase Plan; and

 

   

a proposal to approve the adjournment of the extraordinary general meeting to a later date or dates, if necessary, to permit further solicitation and vote of proxies in the event that there are insufficient votes present to constitute a quorum or for the approval of one or more proposals at the extraordinary general meeting or to the extent necessary to ensure that any required supplement or amendment to the proxy statement/prospectus is provided to JCIC shareholders.

If JCIC’s shareholders do not approve each of the Condition Precedent Proposals, then unless certain conditions in the Merger Agreement are waived by the applicable parties to the Merger Agreement, the Merger Agreement could terminate and the Business Combination may not be consummated. See “Shareholder Proposal No. 1 — The Business Combination Proposal,” “Shareholder Proposal No. 2 — The Merger Proposal,” “Shareholder Proposal No. 3 — The Share Capital Proposals,” “Shareholder Proposal No. 4 The Organizational Documents Proposal,” “Shareholder Proposal No. 5 — the Non-Binding Governance Proposals,”Shareholder Proposal No. 6 — The Incentive Plan Proposal,” “Shareholder Proposal No. 7 — The ESPP Proposal,” and “Shareholder Proposal No. 8 — The Adjournment Proposal.”

JCIC will hold the extraordinary general meeting to consider and vote upon these proposals. This proxy statement/prospectus contains important information about the Business Combination and the other matters to be acted upon at the extraordinary general meeting. Shareholders of JCIC should read it carefully.

 

Q:

Did the JCIC Board Recommend the Business Combination Proposals and the other proposals?

 

A:

After careful consideration, the JCIC Board has determined that the Business Combination Proposal, the Merger Proposal, the Share Capital Proposal, the Organizational Documents Proposal, the Non-Binding Governance Proposals, the Incentive Plan Proposal, the ESPP Proposal and the Adjournment Proposal are in the best interests of JCIC and its shareholders and unanimously recommends that you vote or give instruction to vote “FOR” each of those proposals.

The existence of financial and personal interests of one or more of JCIC’s directors may result in a conflict of interest on the part of such director(s) between what he, she or they may believe is in the best interests of JCIC and its shareholders and what he, she or they may believe is best for himself, herself or themselves in determining to recommend that shareholders vote for the proposals. In addition, JCIC’s officers have interests in the Business Combination that may conflict with your interests as a shareholder. See the section entitled “Shareholder Proposal No. 1 — The Business Combination Proposal — Interests of JCIC’s Directors and Executive Officers in the Business Combination” for a further discussion of these considerations.

 

Q:

Are the proposals conditioned on one another?

 

A:

Each of Proposals No. 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 7 (the “Condition Precedent Proposals”) is cross-conditioned on the approval of the others. If our shareholders do not approve each of the Condition Precedent Proposals, then unless certain conditions in the Merger Agreement are waived by the applicable parties to the Merger Agreement, the Merger Agreement may be terminated and the Business Combination may not be consummated. Proposal No. 8 is not conditioned upon the approval of any other proposal set forth in this proxy statement/prospectus. Proposal No. 5 is a non-binding advisory proposal.

 

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Why is JCIC proposing the Business Combination?

 

A:

JCIC was incorporated to effect a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization or similar business combination, with one or more businesses or entities.

Based on our due diligence investigations of Bridger, the management of Bridger and the industry in which it operates, including the financial and other information provided by Bridger in the course of these due diligence investigations, the JCIC Board believes that the Business Combination with Bridger is in the best interests of JCIC and its shareholders and presents an opportunity to increase shareholder value. However, there is no assurance of this. See “Shareholder Proposal No. 1 — The Business Combination Proposal — The JCIC Board’s Reasons for the Approval of the Business Combination” for additional information.

Although the JCIC Board believes that the Business Combination with Bridger presents an attractive business combination opportunity and is in the best interests of JCIC and its shareholders, the JCIC Board did consider certain potentially material negative factors in arriving at that conclusion, including, among others: (i) the risks arising from the fact that due to the restrictions on the authority of federal agencies to obligate federal funds without annual appropriations from Congress, most of Bridger’s contracts are structured for one base year with options for up to four additional years, and that the government customers can terminate the contracts for cause or for convenience at any time; (ii) Bridger’s long-term performance will rely on continuing to maintain and generate new contracts with state, federal, and non-U.S. governmental entities; (iii) risks arising from the fact that Bridger was awarded certain government contracts based on its status as a small business under the applicable regulations of the Small Business Association, and therefore as New Bridger continues to expand, New Bridger may not be eligible to utilize the small business status to grow its business; and (iv) Bridger has incurred losses on an as-reported basis for the last several years. These factors are discussed in greater detail in the section entitled “Shareholder Proposal No. 1 — The Business Combination Proposal — The JCIC Boards’ Reasons for the Business Combination,” as well as in the sections entitled “Risk Factors.”

 

Q:

What will Bridger stockholders receive in return for JCIC’s acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding equity interests of Bridger?

 

A:

Common Shares. The aggregate consideration to be paid to the direct or indirect equityholders of Bridger (other than the holders of Series C preferred shares of Bridger (“Bridger Series C Preferred Shares”)) (“Aggregate Common Stock Consideration”) at the Closing will consist of a number of shares of common stock of New Bridger (“New Bridger Common Stock”) equal to (i) (A) Net Equity Value minus (B) the aggregate stated value of the Bridger Series C Preferred Shares outstanding as of immediately prior to the effective time of the First Merger (the “First Effective Time”) and any accrued and unpaid interest thereon since the end of immediately preceding semi-annual distribution period, which amounts are to be determined in accordance with Bridger’s current limited liability company agreement, minus (C) if the amount remaining in the Trust Account of JCIC after allocating funds to the redemption of JCIC Class A Ordinary Shares is less than $20,000,000, the excess of the aggregate fees and expenses for legal counsel, accounting advisors, external auditors and financial advisors incurred by Blocker and certain of its affiliates, Bridger or its subsidiaries in connection with the Transactions, over $6,500,000, if any, divided by (ii) $10.00.

Preferred Shares. The aggregate consideration to be paid to holders of the Bridger Series C Preferred Shares at the Closing will consist of a number of shares of Series A preferred stock of New Bridger (“New Bridger Series A Preferred Stock”) equal to the number of Bridger Series C Preferred Shares outstanding as of immediately prior to the effective time of the First Merger. Shares of New Bridger Series A Preferred Stock will have rights and preferences that mirror certain rights and preferences currently held by the holders of the Bridger Series C Preferred Shares.

For further details, see “Shareholder Proposal No. 1 — The Business Combination Proposal — Consideration.

 

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Q:

What equity stake will current JCIC shareholders and Existing Bridger Equityholders hold in New Bridger immediately after the consummation of the Business Combination?

 

A:

As of the date of this proxy statement/prospectus, there are (i) 43,125,000 JCIC Ordinary Shares issued and outstanding, consisting of the 8,550,000 founder shares held by the Sponsor, the 75,000 founder shares in the aggregate held by the three independent directors of JCIC, and the 34,500,000 public shares and (ii) the 26,650,000 JCIC Warrants issued and outstanding, consisting of the 9,400,000 JCIC Private Placement Warrants held by the Sponsor and the 17,250,000 JCIC Public Warrants. Each whole warrant entitles the holder thereof to purchase one JCIC Class A Ordinary Share at $11.50 per share and, following the Second Merger, will entitle the holder thereof to purchase one share of New Bridger Common Stock at $11.50 per share. Therefore, as of the date of this proxy statement/prospectus (without giving effect to the Business Combination), JCIC fully diluted share capital would be 69,775,000 common stock equivalents.

Upon completion of the Business Combination, we anticipate that: (1) shares issued to Founder and Bridger Management will represent an ownership interest of 19.8% of the fully diluted New Bridger Common Stock, (2) shares issued to BTO Stockholders will represent an ownership interest of 6.5% of the fully diluted New Bridger Common Stock, (3) shares issued to the Bridger Series C Shareholders upon conversion will represent an ownership interest of 19.9% of the fully diluted New Bridger Common Stock, (4) shares issued to JCIC public shareholders will represent an ownership interest of 22.9% of the fully diluted New Bridger Common Stock, (5) shares issued to the Sponsor and independent directors of JCIC will represent an ownership interest of 5.7% of the fully diluted New Bridger Common Stock (which does not assume the exercise of Sponsor’s JCIC Private Placement Warrants), (6) New Award Grants will represent an ownership interest of 7.5% of the fully diluted New Bridger Common Stock upon full vesting and/or exercise thereof, (7) JCIC Public Warrants will represent an ownership interest of 11.5% of the fully diluted New Bridger Common Stock upon exercise thereof and (8) JCIC Private Placement Warrants will represent an ownership interest of 6.2% of the fully diluted New Bridger Common Stock upon exercise thereof. These ownership interest levels are based on Bridger’s capitalization as of August 3, 2022 and assume (i) no additional issuance of Bridger equity, (ii) Series C Shareholders exercise their conversion rights at a conversion price of $11.00 per share after 30 days after the Closing and (iii) no public shareholders exercise their redemption rights in connection with the Business Combination.

The following table illustrates the varying ownership levels in New Bridger immediately following the consummation of the Business Combination, based on the assumptions above; provided that in the maximum redemptions scenario the assumption (iii) above is modified to assume that all public shareholders exercise their redemption rights in connection with the Business Combination.

 

    Fully Diluted Share Ownership in New Bridger(1)  
    Pro Forma Combined
(Assuming No Redemptions)
    Pro Forma Combined
(Assuming Maximum Redemptions)
 
    Number of
Shares
    %
Ownership
    Number of
Shares
    %
Ownership
 

Founder and Bridger Management(2)

    29,813,644       19.8     29,813,644       27.6

BTO Stockholders(2)

    9,741,091       6.5     9,741,091       9.0

Series C Shareholders(2)

    29,913,876       19.9     29,913,876       27.7

Public Shareholders

    34,500,000       22.9     —         0.0

Sponsor and JCIC’s independent directors(3)

    8,625,000       5.7     4,450,000       4.1

New Award Grants(4)

    11,259,361       7.5     7,391,861       6.9

Public Warrants

    17,250,000       11.5     17,250,000       16.0

Private Placement Warrants(3)

    9,400,000       6.2     9,400,000       8.7
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total(5)

    150,502,972       100.0     107,960,472       100.0
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

(1)

Assumes no and 100% redemptions of 34,500,000 public shares of JCIC Class A Ordinary Shares in connection with the Business Combination at approximately $10.00 per share based on Trust Account figures as of March 31, 2022.

 

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(2)

Represents shares of New Bridger Common Stock to be issued at the Closing to the Existing Bridger Equityholders based on the Per Share Common Stock Consideration after the assumed conversion of the New Bridger Series A Preferred Stock. The 315,789 shares of New Bridger Series A Preferred Stock issued in exchange of Bridger Series C Preferred Shares are convertible at the election of the Series C Shareholders to New Bridger Common Stock based on the Series A Preferred Stated Value and the conversion price of: (i) for conversion within thirty (30) days after the Closing, $9.00 per share and (ii) for conversion after thirty (30) days after the Closing, $11.00 per share. The 29,913,876 shares of New Bridger Common Stock assumes Series C Shareholders exercise their conversion rights at a conversion price of $11.00 per share after 30 days after the Closing.

(3)

Includes the 75,000 founder shares (in the aggregate) held by the three independent directors of JCIC. Of the shares owned by the Sponsor that remain outstanding immediately after the Closing, 20% are Sponsor Earnout Shares. The Sponsor Earnout Shares will be restricted from transfer (subject to certain exceptions), subject to the occurrence (or deemed occurrence) of the applicable Sponsor Triggering Event during the Earnout Period. Any such securities not released from these transfer restrictions during the Earnout Period will be forfeited back to New Bridger for no consideration. The 4,375,000 shares owned by the Sponsor under the maximum redemptions scenario represent the Available Sponsor Shares plus the 100,000 shares issuable upon conversion of the expected $1 million outstanding balance on the promissory note between JCIC and the Sponsor at the Closing and are inclusive of shares subject to forfeitures based on transaction costs incurred by JCIC as of the Closing.

(4)

Includes New Award Grants under the Omnibus Incentive Plan assumed to be granted and outstanding with shares of New Bridger Common Stock underlying such awards to be approximately 10% of the New Bridger Common Stock expected to be outstanding immediately after the Closing, after taking into account redemptions by JCIC’s public shareholders.

(5)

The issuance of additional shares of New Bridger Common Stock in the Business Combination will dilute the equity interests of the public shareholders and may adversely affect prevailing market prices for the New Bridger Common Stock and New Bridger Warrants. The public shareholders who do not redeem their public shares of JCIC Class A Ordinary Shares may experience dilution from several additional sources to varying degrees in connection with and after the Business Combination. Depending on the number of public shareholders that exercise their redemption rights, the implied total equity value of New Bridger, assuming $10.00 per share value and any additional dilution sources would be (a) $1,125.9 million in the no redemptions scenario, (b) $1,091.4 million in the 10% redemptions scenario, (c) $773.7 million in a 90% redemptions scenario and (d) $739.2 million in the maximum redemptions scenario.

See the sections entitled “Summary of the Proxy Statement/Prospectus — Ownership of New Bridger following the Business Combination” and “Unaudited Pro Forma Condensed Combined Financial Information” for more information.

 

Q:

How has the announcement of the Business Combination affected the trading price of the JCIC Class A Ordinary Shares?

 

A:

On August 3, 2022, the last trading date before the public announcement of the execution of the Merger Agreement, the reported closing price on Nasdaq of the JCIC Units, JCIC Class A Ordinary Shares and JCIC Public Warrants was $9.89, $9.88 and $0.06, respectively. On [●], 2022, the most recent practicable date prior to the date of this proxy statement/prospectus, the reported closing price on Nasdaq of the JCIC Units, JCIC Class A Ordinary Shares and JCIC Public Warrants was $[●], $[●] and $[●], respectively.

 

Q:

What changes will be made to the current constitutional documents of JCIC?

 

A:

JCIC’s shareholders are being asked to consider and vote upon a proposal to approve the replacement of JCIC’s current Cayman Constitutional Documents under the Cayman Islands Companies Act with the Proposed Cayman Constitutional Documents, which will be materially modified from the Cayman Constitutional Documents in the following respects:

 

   

change the name of JCIC to “[●]” and delete the provisions relating to JCIC’s status as a blank check company and retain the default of perpetual existence under the Cayman Islands Companies Act;

 

   

[change the share capital to US$[            ] divided into [            ] shares of a par value of US$[        ] each; and

 

   

provide for only one class of directors on the JCIC Board.

See “Shareholder Proposal No. 4 — The Organizational Documents Proposal” for additional information.

 

Q:

Do I have redemption rights?

 

A:

If you are a holder of public shares, you have the right to request that we redeem all or a portion of your public shares for cash provided that you follow the procedures and deadlines described elsewhere in this

 

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  proxy statement/prospectus. Public shareholders may elect to redeem all or a portion of the public shares held by them regardless of how they vote in respect of the Business Combination Proposal. If you wish to exercise your redemption rights, please see the answer to the question: “How do I exercise my redemption rights?

Notwithstanding the foregoing, a public shareholder, together with any affiliate of such public shareholder or any other person with whom such public shareholder is acting in concert or as a “group” (as defined in Section 13(d)(3) of the Exchange Act), will be restricted from redeeming its public shares with respect to more than an aggregate of 15% of the public shares. Accordingly, if a public shareholder, alone or acting in concert or as a group, seeks to redeem more than 15% of the public shares, then any such shares in excess of that 15% limit would not be redeemed for cash. The Sponsor has agreed to waive its redemption rights with respect to all of the founder shares in connection with the consummation of the Business Combination. The founder shares will be excluded from the pro rata calculation used to determine the per-share redemption price.

 

Q:

Will how I vote affect my ability to exercise redemption rights?

 

A:

No. You may exercise your redemption rights whether you vote your JCIC Class A Ordinary Shares for or against or abstain from voting on the Business Combination Proposal or any other proposal to be voted upon at the extraordinary general meeting. As a result, the Business Combination can be approved by shareholders who will redeem their shares and no longer remain shareholders.

 

Q:

How do I exercise my redemption rights?

 

A:

If you are a public shareholder and wish to exercise your right to redeem your public shares, you must:

 

  (i)

(a) hold public shares, or (b) if you hold public shares through units, you must elect to separate your units into the underlying public shares and public warrants prior to exercising your redemption rights with respect to the public shares;

 

  (ii)

submit a written request to Continental Stock Transfer & Trust (“Continental”), JCIC’s transfer agent, in which you (i) request that JCIC redeem all or a portion of your JCIC Class A Ordinary Shares for cash, and (ii) identify yourself as the beneficial holder of the JCIC Class A Ordinary Shares and provide your legal name, phone number and address; and

 

  (iii)

deliver your public shares to Continental, JCIC’s transfer agent, physically or electronically through The Depository Trust Company (“DTC”).

Holders must complete the procedures for electing to redeem their public shares in the manner described above prior to [●] p.m., Eastern Time, on [●], 2022 (two business days before the extraordinary general meeting) in order for their shares to be redeemed.

The address of Continental, JCIC’s transfer agent, is listed under the question “Who can help answer my questions?” below.

Holders of units must elect to separate the units into the underlying public shares and public warrants prior to exercising redemption rights with respect to the public shares. If holders hold their units in an account at a brokerage firm or bank, holders must notify their broker or bank that they elect to separate the units into the underlying public shares and public warrants, or if a holder holds units registered in its own name, the holder must contact Continental, JCIC’s transfer agent, directly and instruct them to do so.

Public shareholders will be entitled to request that their public shares be redeemed for a pro rata portion of the amount then on deposit in the Trust Account calculated as of two business days prior to the consummation of the Business Combination, including interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account and not previously released to us (net of taxes payable). For illustrative purposes, as of [●], 2022, this would have amounted to approximately $[●] per issued and outstanding public share. However, the

 

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proceeds deposited in the Trust Account could become subject to the claims of JCIC’s creditors, if any, which could have priority over the claims of the public shareholders, regardless of whether such public shareholder votes or, if they do vote, irrespective of if they vote for or against the Business Combination Proposal.

Therefore, the per share distribution from the Trust Account in such a situation may be less than originally expected due to such claims. Whether you vote, and if you do vote, irrespective of how you vote on any proposal, including the Business Combination Proposal, will have no impact on the amount you will receive upon exercise of your redemption rights. It is expected that the funds to be distributed to public shareholders electing to redeem their public shares will be distributed promptly after the consummation of the Business Combination.

A JCIC shareholder may not withdraw a redemption request once submitted to JCIC unless the JCIC Board determines (in its sole discretion) to permit the withdrawal of such redemption request (which the JCIC Board may do in whole or in part). If you submit a redemption request to Continental, JCIC’s transfer agent, and later decide prior to the extraordinary general meeting not to elect redemption, you may request to withdraw the redemption request. You may make such request by contacting Continental, JCIC’s transfer agent, at the phone number or address listed in see “Questions and answers — Q: Who can help answer my questions?

Any corrected or changed written exercise of redemption rights must be received by Continental, JCIC’s transfer agent, prior to the vote taken on the Business Combination Proposal at the extraordinary general meeting. No request for redemption will be honored unless the holder’s public shares have been delivered (either physically or electronically) to Continental, JCIC’s agent, at least two business days prior to the vote at the extraordinary general meeting.

If a holder of public shares properly makes a request for redemption and the public shares are delivered as described above, then, if the Business Combination is consummated, JCIC will redeem the public shares for a pro rata portion of funds deposited in the Trust Account, calculated as of two business days prior to the consummation of the Business Combination.

If you are a holder of public shares and you exercise your redemption rights, such exercise will not result in the loss of any warrants that you may hold.

 

Q:

If I am a holder of units, can I exercise redemption rights with respect to my units?

 

A:

No. Holders of issued and outstanding units must elect to separate the units into the underlying public shares and public warrants prior to exercising redemption rights with respect to the public shares. If you hold your units in an account at a brokerage firm or bank, you must notify your broker or bank that you elect to separate the units into the underlying public shares and public warrants, or if you hold units registered in your own name, you must contact Continental, JCIC’s transfer agent, directly and instruct them to do so. You are requested to cause your public shares to be separated and delivered to Continental, JCIC’s transfer agent, by [●] p.m., Eastern Time, on [●], 2022 (two business days before the extraordinary general meeting) in order to exercise your redemption rights with respect to your public shares.

 

Q:

What are the material U.S. federal income tax consequences of exercising my redemption rights?

 

A:

We expect that a U.S. holder that exercises its redemption rights to receive cash in exchange for its JCIC Ordinary Shares generally will be treated as selling such shares in a taxable transaction resulting in the recognition of capital gain or loss. There may be certain circumstances in which the redemption may be treated as a distribution for U.S. federal income tax purposes depending on the amount of JCIC Ordinary Shares that such U.S. holder owns or is deemed to own prior to and following the redemption. For a more complete discussion of the U.S. federal income tax consequences of a U.S. holder’s exercise of redemption rights, see “Material U.S. Federal Income Tax Consequences—U.S. Holders—Redemption of JCIC Ordinary Shares Pursuant to the JCIC Shareholder Redemption.

 

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For a description of the tax consequences for Non-U.S. holders exercising redemption rights in connection with the Business Combination, see the section entitled “Material U.S. Federal Income Tax Consequences—Non-U.S. Holders—Redemption of JCIC Ordinary Shares Pursuant to the JCIC Shareholder Redemption.

Additionally, the tax consequences of exercising redemption rights are subject to the PFIC rules discussed more fully under “Material U.S. Federal Income Tax Consequences—Passive Foreign Investment Company Status.” All holders of JCIC Ordinary Shares considering exercising their redemption rights are urged to consult their tax advisors on the tax consequences to them of an exercise of redemption rights, including the applicability and effect of U.S. federal, state, local and foreign income and other tax laws.

 

Q:

What happens to the funds deposited in the Trust Account after consummation of the Business Combination?

 

A:

Following the closing of JCIC’s initial public offering, an amount equal to $345,000,000 of the net proceeds from JCIC’s initial public offering and the sale of the JCIC Private Placement Warrants was placed in the Trust Account. As of [●], 2022, funds in the Trust Account totaled approximately $[●] and were comprised entirely of money market funds invested U.S. Treasury securities with a maturity of 185 days or less or of money market funds meeting certain conditions under Rule 2a-7 under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the “Investment Company Act”), which invest only in direct U.S. government treasury obligations. These funds will remain in the Trust Account, except for the withdrawal of interest to pay taxes, if any, until the earliest of (1) the completion of a business combination (including the Business Combination), (2) the redemption of any public shares properly tendered in connection with a shareholder vote to amend the Cayman Constitutional Documents to modify the substance or timing of JCIC’s obligation to redeem 100% of the public shares if it does not complete a business combination by January 26, 2023 and (3) the redemption of all of the public shares if JCIC is unable to complete a business combination by January 26, 2023 (or if such date is further extended at a duly called extraordinary general meeting, such later date), subject to applicable law.

Upon consummation of the Business Combination, the funds deposited in the Trust Account will be released to pay holders of New Bridger public shares who properly exercise their redemption rights, to pay transaction fees and expenses associated with the Business Combination and for working capital and general corporate purposes of New Bridger following the Business Combination. See “Summary of the Proxy statement/prospectus — Sources and Uses of Funds for the Business Combination.”

 

Q:

What happens if a substantial number of the public shareholders vote in favor of the Business Combination Proposal and exercise their redemption rights?

 

A:

Our public shareholders are not required to vote in respect of the Business Combination in order to exercise their redemption rights. Accordingly, the Business Combination may be consummated even though the funds available from the Trust Account and the number of public shareholders are reduced as a result of redemptions by public shareholders.

Pursuant to the Cayman Constitutional Documents, in no event will we redeem JCIC Class A Ordinary Shares in an amount that would cause JCIC’s net tangible assets (as determined in accordance with Rule 3a51-1(g)(1) of the Exchange Act) to be less than $5,000,001.

 

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The table below presents the trust value per JCIC Class A Ordinary Share to a JCIC shareholder that elects not to redeem across a range of varying redemption scenarios calculated based on the Trust Account figures as of March 31, 2022. This trust value per JCIC Class A Ordinary Share includes the per share cost of the deferred underwriting commission.

 

     Per Share Value  

Trust value

   $ 345,073,392  

Total JCIC Class A Ordinary Shares

     34,500,000  

Trust value per JCIC Class A Ordinary Shares

   $ 10.00  

 

    Assuming No
Redemptions
    Assuming 25%
of Maximum
Redemptions
    Assuming 50%
of Maximum
Redemptions
    Assuming 75%
of Maximum
Redemptions
    Assuming
Maximum
Redemptions
 

Redemptions ($)

  $ —       $ 86,268,348     $ 172,536,696     $ 258,805,044     $ 345,073,392  

Redemptions (Shares)

    —         8,625,000       17,250,000       25,875,000       34,500,000  

Deferred underwriting commission(1)

  $ 6,037,500     $ 6,037,500     $ 6,037,500     $ 6,037,500     $ 6,037,500  

Cash left in Trust Account post redemption minus deferring underwriting commission

  $ 339,035,892     $ 252,767,544     $ 166,499,196     $ 80,230,848     $ —    

JCIC Class A Ordinary Shares post redemption

    34,500,000       25,875,000       17,250,000       8,625,000       —    

Trust value per JCIC Class A Ordinary Share

  $ 9.83     $ 9.77     $ 9.65     $ 9.30     $ —    

 

(1)

Remaining deferred underwriting commission owed after the waiver by J.P. Morgan Securities LLC upon its resignation.

The table below presents possible sources of dilution and the extent of such dilution that non-redeeming JCIC shareholders could experience in connection with the closing of the Business Combination across a range of varying redemption scenarios. In an effort to illustrate the extent of such dilution, the table below assumes (i) no additional issuance of Bridger equity and (ii) Series C Shareholders exercise their conversion rights at a conversion price of $11.00 per share after 30 days after the Closing. If the actual facts are different from these assumptions, the percentage ownership retained by the current JCIC shareholders in New Bridger will be different.

 

    Assuming No
Redemptions
    Assuming 25%
of Maximum
Redemptions
    Assuming 50%
of Maximum
Redemptions
    Assuming 75%
of Maximum
Redemptions
    Assuming
Maximum
Redemptions
 
    Number of
Common
Shares
    %     Number of
Common
Shares
    %     Number of
Common
Shares
    %     Number of
Common
Shares
    %     Number of
Common
Shares
    %  

Founder and Bridger Management

    29,813,644       19.8     29,813,644       21.1     29,813,644       22.7     29,813,644       24.6     29,813,644       27.6

BTO Stockholders

    9,741,091       6.5     9,741,091       6.9     9,741,091       7.4     9,741,091       8.1     9,741,091       9.0

Series C Shareholders

    29,913,876       19.9     29,913,876       21.2     29,913,876       22.7     29,913,876       24.8     29,913,876       27.7

Public Shareholders

    34,500,000       22.9     25,875,000       18.4     17,250,000       13.1     8,625,000       7.1     —         0.0

Sponsor and independent directors of JCIC

    8,625,000       5.7     8,625,000       6.1     8,625,000       6.6     7,450,944       6.2     4,450,000       4.1

New Award Grants(1)

    11,259,361       7.5     10,396,861       7.4     9,534,361       7.3     8,554,455       7.1     7,391,861       6.9

Public Warrants

    17,250,000       11.5     17,250,000       12.2     17,250,000       13.1     17,250,000       14.3     17,250,000       16.0

Private Placement Warrants

    9,400,000       6.2     9,400,000       6.7     9,400,000       7.1     9,400,000       7.8     9,400,000       8.7
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total

    150,502,972       100.0     141,015,472       100.0     131,527,972       100.0     120,749,010       100.0     107,960,472       100.0
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

(1)

Includes New Award Grants under the Omnibus Incentive Plan assumed to be granted and outstanding with shares of New Bridger Common Stock underlying such awards to be approximately 10% of the New Bridger Common Stock expected to be outstanding immediately after the Closing, after taking into account redemptions by JCIC’s public shareholders.

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underwriters only on completion of the Business Combination. The deferred underwriting commission is payable if a Business Combination is consummated without regard to the number of public shares redeemed by holders in connection with a Business Combination. The following table presents the deferred underwriting commission as a percentage of the cash left in the Trust Account following redemptions across a range of varying redemption scenarios.

 

     Assuming No
Redemptions
    Assuming 25%
of Maximum
Redemptions
    Assuming 50%
of Maximum
Redemptions
    Assuming 75%
of Maximum
Redemptions
    Assuming
Maximum
Redemptions
 

Deferred underwriting commission

   $ 6,037,500     $ 6,037,500     $ 6,037,500     $ 6,037,500     $ 6,037,500  

Cash left in Trust Account post redemption minus deferring underwriting commission

     1.8     2.4     3.6     7.5     —  

JCIC Warrants are not subject to redemption in connection with the Business Combination. As of August 3, 2022, the most recent practicable date before the date of this proxy statement/prospectus, the closing trading price of the JCIC Warrants on Nasdaq, was $0.06. The JCIC Warrants will become exercisable at any time commencing on the later of 30 days after the completion of the Business Combination and 12 months from the closing of the JCIC initial public offering. The exercise price of JCIC Warrants is $11.50 per share. However, there is no guarantee that the JCIC Public Warrants will ever be in the money prior to their expiration and as such, the JCIC Warrants may expire worthless. Alternatively, following the Business Combination, New Bridger may be able to redeem unexpired New Bridger Warrants prior to their exercise at a time that is disadvantageous to a holder of the New Bridger Warrants, thereby making them worthless. For more information on risks relating to the JCIC Warrants, please see the section of this proxy statement/prospectus titled “Risk Factors — Risks Related to the Business Combination and JCIC.”

 

Q:

When do you expect the Business Combination to be completed?

 

A:

The Business Combination is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2022.

 

Q:

Do I have appraisal rights in connection with the proposed Business Combination and the Transactions?

 

A:

Neither JCIC’s shareholders nor JCIC’s warrant holders have appraisal rights in connection with the Business Combination or the Transactions under the Cayman Islands Companies Act. JCIC’s shareholders may be entitled to give notice to JCIC prior to the meeting that they wish to dissent to the Third Merger and to receive payment of fair market value for his or her JCIC shares if they follow the procedures set out in the Cayman Islands Companies Act, noting that any such dissention rights may be limited pursuant to Section 239 of the Cayman Islands Companies Act which states that no such dissention rights shall be available in respect of shares of any class for which an open market exists on a recognized stock exchange at the expiry date of the period allowed for written notice of an election to dissent provided that the merger consideration constitutes inter alia shares of any company which at the effective date of the Third Merger are listed on a national securities exchange. It is JCIC’s view that such fair market value would equal the amount which JCIC shareholders would obtain if they exercise their redemption rights as described herein.

 

Q:

What do I need to do now?

 

A:

JCIC urges you to read this proxy statement/prospectus, including the Annexes and the documents referred to herein, carefully and in their entirety and to consider how the Business Combination will affect you as a shareholder or warrant holder of JCIC. JCIC’s shareholders should then vote as soon as possible in accordance with the instructions provided in this proxy statement/prospectus and on the enclosed proxy card.

 

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Q:

How do I vote?

 

A:

The extraordinary general meeting will be held at [●], Eastern Time, on [●], 2022, at the offices of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, located at 767 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10153 and via live webcast at [●].com, where you will be able to listen to the meeting live and vote during the meeting. If you are a holder of record of JCIC Ordinary Shares on the record date for the extraordinary general meeting, you may vote at the extraordinary general meeting in person, via the virtual meeting platform or by submitting a proxy for the extraordinary general meeting, in any of the following ways, if available:

Vote by Mail: by signing, dating and returning the enclosed proxy card in the accompanying prepaid reply envelope. By signing the proxy card and returning it in the enclosed prepaid envelope to the specified address, you are authorizing the individuals named on the proxy card to vote your shares at the extraordinary general meeting in the manner you indicate. We encourage you to sign and return the proxy card even if you plan to attend the extraordinary general meeting so that your shares will be voted if you are unable to attend the extraordinary general meeting. If you receive more than one proxy card, it is an indication that your shares are held in multiple accounts. Please sign and return all proxy cards to ensure that all of your shares are voted. If you hold your shares in “street name” through a bank, broker or other nominee, you will need to follow the instructions provided to you by your bank, broker or other nominee to ensure that your shares are represented and voted at the extraordinary general meeting. If you sign and return the proxy card but do not give instructions on how to vote your shares, your JCIC Ordinary Shares will be voted as recommended by the JCIC Board.

Vote by Internet: visit www. [●].com, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, until 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time on [●], 2022 (have your proxy card in hand when you visit the website);

Vote by Phone: by calling toll-free (within the U.S. or Canada) [●] (have your proxy card in hand when you call); or

Vote at the extraordinary general meeting: you can attend the extraordinary general meeting in person or via the virtual meeting platform and vote during the meeting by following the instructions on your proxy card. You can access the extraordinary general meeting by visiting the website [●]. You will need your control number for access. Instructions on how to virtually attend and participate at the extraordinary general meeting are available at [●].

If you hold your shares in “street name,” which means your shares are held of record by a broker, bank or nominee, you should contact your broker, bank or nominee to ensure that votes related to the shares you beneficially own are properly counted. In this regard, you must provide the broker, bank or nominee with instructions on how to vote your shares or, if you wish to attend the extraordinary general meeting and vote in person, obtain a valid proxy from your broker, bank or nominee. In most cases you may vote by telephone or over the Internet as instructed.

 

Q:

If my shares are held in “street name,” will my broker, bank or nominee automatically vote my shares for me?

 

A:

No. If your shares are held in a stock brokerage account or by a bank or other nominee, you are considered the “beneficial holder” of the shares held for you in what is known as “street name.” If this is the case, this proxy statement/prospectus may have been forwarded to you by your brokerage firm, bank or other nominee, or its agent, and you may need to obtain a proxy form from the institution that holds your shares and follow the instructions included on that form regarding how to instruct your broker, bank or nominee as to how to vote your shares. Under the rules of various national and regional securities exchanges, your broker, bank, or nominee cannot vote your shares with respect to non-discretionary matters unless you provide instructions on how to vote in accordance with the information and procedures provided to you by your broker, bank, or nominee. We believe all the proposals presented to the shareholders will be considered non-discretionary and therefore your broker, bank, or nominee cannot vote your shares without your instruction. Your bank, broker, or other nominee can vote your shares only if you provide instructions on

 

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  how to vote. As the beneficial holder, you have the right to direct your broker, bank or other nominee as to how to vote your shares and you should instruct your broker to vote your shares in accordance with directions you provide. If you do not provide voting instructions to your broker on a particular proposal on which your broker does not have discretionary authority to vote, your shares will not be voted on that proposal. This is called a “broker non-vote.” A broker non-vote, while considered present for the purposes of establishing a quorum, will not count as a vote cast at the extraordinary general meeting.

 

Q:

When and where will the extraordinary general meeting be held?

 

A:

The extraordinary general meeting will be held on [●], 2022 at [●], Eastern Time, at the offices of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, located at 767 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10153. Cayman Islands law requires there be a physical location for the meeting. However, JCIC encourages its shareholders to attend via live webcast at [●].com. To participate in the virtual meeting, a JCIC shareholder of record will need the 16-digit control number included on their proxy card or instructions that accompanied their proxy materials, if applicable, or to obtain a proxy form from their broker, bank or other nominee. The extraordinary general meeting webcast will begin promptly at [●], Eastern Time. JCIC shareholders are encouraged to access the JCIC extraordinary general meeting prior to the start time. If you encounter any difficulties accessing the virtual meeting or during the meeting time, please call the technical support number that will be posted on the virtual meeting login page.

 

Q:

Who is entitled to vote at the extraordinary general meeting?

 

A:

JCIC has fixed [●], 2022 as the record date for the extraordinary general meeting. If you were a shareholder of JCIC at the close of business on the record date, you are entitled to vote on matters that come before the extraordinary general meeting. However, a shareholder may only vote his or her shares if he or she is present in person or is represented by proxy at the extraordinary general meeting.

 

Q:

How many votes do I have?

 

A:

JCIC shareholders are entitled to one vote at the extraordinary general meeting for each JCIC Ordinary Share held of record as of the Record date. As of the close of business on the record date for the extraordinary general meeting, there were 34,500,000 JCIC Class A Ordinary Shares issued and outstanding, and 8,625,000 JCIC Class B Ordinary Shares issued and outstanding.

 

Q:

What constitutes a quorum?

 

A:

A quorum of JCIC shareholders is necessary to hold a valid meeting. A quorum will be present at the extraordinary general meeting if one or more shareholders who together hold not less than a one-third of the issued and outstanding JCIC Ordinary Shares entitled to vote at the extraordinary general meeting are in attendance in person or by proxy. As of the record date for the extraordinary general meeting, [●] JCIC Ordinary Shares would be required to achieve a quorum.

 

Q:

What vote is required to approve each proposal at the extraordinary general meeting?

 

A:

The following votes are required for each proposal at the extraordinary general meeting:

 

  (i)

Business Combination Proposal: The approval of the Business Combination Proposal requires a special resolution under Cayman Islands law, being the affirmative vote of the holders of at least two-thirds of the JCIC Ordinary Shares represented in person, virtually or by proxy and entitled to vote thereon and who vote at the extraordinary general meeting.

 

  (ii)

Merger Proposal: The approval of the Merger Proposal requires a special resolution under Cayman Islands law, being the affirmative vote of the holders of at least two-thirds of the JCIC Ordinary Shares represented in person, virtually or by proxy and entitled to vote thereon and who vote at the extraordinary general meeting.

 

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  (iii)

Share Capital Proposal: The approval of the Share Capital Proposal may be approved by an ordinary resolution under Cayman Islands law, being the affirmative vote of the holders of a majority of the JCIC Ordinary Shares represented in person, virtually or by proxy and entitled to vote thereon and who vote at the extraordinary general meeting.

  (iv)

Organizational Documents Proposal: The approval of the Organizational Documents Proposal requires a special resolution under Cayman Islands law, being the affirmative vote of the holders of at least two-thirds of the JCIC Ordinary Shares represented in person, virtually or by proxy and entitled to vote thereon and who vote at the extraordinary general meeting.

 

  (v)

Non-Binding Governance Proposals: The Non-Binding Governance Proposals are constituted of non-binding advisory proposals, and may be approved by ordinary resolution, being the affirmative vote of the holders of a majority of the JCIC Ordinary Shares represented in person, virtually or by proxy and entitled to vote thereon and who vote at the extraordinary general meeting.

 

  (vi)

Incentive Plan Proposal: The approval of the Incentive Plan Proposal may be approved by an ordinary resolution under Cayman Islands law, being the affirmative vote of the holders of a majority of the JCIC Ordinary Shares represented in person, virtually or by proxy and entitled to vote thereon and who vote at the extraordinary general meeting.

 

  (vii)

ESPP Proposal: The approval of the ESPP Proposal may be approved by an ordinary resolution under Cayman Islands law, being the affirmative vote of the holders of a majority of the JCIC Ordinary Shares represented in person, virtually or by proxy and entitled to vote thereon and who vote at the extraordinary general meeting.

 

  (viii)

Adjournment Proposal: The approval of the Adjournment Proposal requires an ordinary resolution under Cayman Islands law, being the affirmative vote of the holders of a majority of the JCIC Ordinary Shares represented in person, virtually or by proxy and entitled to vote thereon and who vote at the extraordinary general meeting.

 

Q:

What are the recommendations of the JCIC Board?

 

A:

The JCIC Board believes that the Business Combination Proposal and the other proposals to be presented at the extraordinary general meeting are in the best interest of JCIC’s shareholders and unanimously recommends that its shareholders vote “FOR” the Business Combination Proposal, “FOR” the Organizational Documents Proposal, and “FOR” all of the other proposals. The existence of financial and personal interests of one or more of JCIC’s directors may result in a conflict of interest on the part of such director(s) between what he, she or they may believe is in the best interests of JCIC and its shareholders and what he, she or they may believe is best for himself, herself or themselves in determining to recommend that shareholders vote for the proposals. In addition, JCIC’s officers have interests in the Business Combination that may conflict with your interests as a shareholder. See the section entitled “Shareholder Proposal No. 1 — The Business Combination Proposal — Interests of JCIC’s Directors and Executive Officers in the Business Combination” for a further discussion of these considerations.

 

Q:

How does the Sponsor intend to vote its shares?

 

A:

Unlike some other blank check companies in which the initial shareholders agree to vote their shares in accordance with the majority of the votes cast by the public shareholders in connection with an initial business combination, the Sponsor has agreed to vote all the founder shares and any public shares purchased during or after JCIC’s initial public offering in favor of the Business Combination. As of the date of this proxy statement/prospectus, the Sponsor Persons own 20% of the issued and outstanding JCIC Ordinary Shares.

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the completion of the Business Combination, the purchase will be at a price no higher than the price offered through the redemption process. Any such securities purchased by the Sponsor or its affiliates, or any other third party that would vote at the direction of the Sponsor or its affiliates will not be voted in favor of approving the Business Combination. However, they have no current commitments, plans or intentions to engage in any such transactions and have not formulated any terms or conditions for any such transactions. None of the funds in the Trust Account will be used to purchase shares or warrants in such transactions. If they engage in such transactions, they will not make any such purchases when they are in possession of any material non-public information not disclosed to the seller or if such purchases are prohibited by Regulation M under the Exchange Act. Such a purchase may include a contractual acknowledgement that such shareholder, although still the record holder of JCIC’s shares, is no longer the beneficial owner thereof and therefore agrees not to exercise its redemption rights.

In the event that the Sponsor or JCIC’s directors, officers, advisors or their affiliates purchase shares in privately negotiated transactions from public shareholders who have already elected to exercise their redemption rights, such selling shareholders would be required to revoke their prior elections to redeem their shares. The Sponsor and its affiliates have entered into an agreement with JCIC, pursuant to which they have agreed to waive their redemption rights with respect to their founder shares and public shares.

The purpose of such purchases would be to (i) ensure that such shares would not be redeemed in connection with the initial business combination or (ii) ensure that JCIC’s net tangible assets are at least $5,000,001, where it appears that such requirement would otherwise not be met. Any such purchases of our securities may result in the completion of the Business Combination that may not otherwise have been possible.

In addition, if such purchases are made, the public “float” of JCIC Class A Ordinary Shares may be reduced and the number of beneficial holders of our securities may be reduced, which may make it difficult to maintain or obtain the quotation, listing or trading of our securities on a national securities exchange.

The Sponsor and JCIC’s officers, directors and/or their affiliates anticipate that they may identify the shareholders with whom the Sponsor or JCIC’s officers, directors or their affiliates may pursue privately negotiated purchases by either the shareholders contacting us directly or by our receipt of redemption requests submitted by shareholders (in the case of JCIC Class A Ordinary Shares) following our mailing of proxy materials in connection with the Business Combination. To the extent that the Sponsor or JCIC’s officers, directors, advisors or their affiliates enter into a private purchase, they would identify and contact only potential selling shareholders who have expressed their election to redeem their shares for a pro rata share of the Trust Account or vote against the Business Combination Proposal but only if such shares have not already been voted at the extraordinary general meeting. The Sponsor and JCIC’s officers, directors, advisors or their affiliates will only purchase shares if such purchases comply with Regulation M under the Exchange Act and the other federal securities laws.

To the extent that the Sponsor or JCIC’s officers, directors, advisors or their affiliates enter into any such private purchase, prior to the extraordinary general meeting JCIC will file a current report on Form 8-K to disclose (1) the amount of securities purchased in any such purchases, along with the purchase price; (2) the purpose of any such purchases; (3) the impact, if any, of any such purchases on the likelihood that the business combination transaction will be approved; (4) the identities or the nature of the security holders (e.g., 5% security holders) who sold their securities in any such purchases; and (5) the number of securities for which JCIC has received redemption requests pursuant to its shareholders’ redemption rights in connection with the Business Combination.

Any purchases by the Sponsor or JCIC’s officers, directors and/or their affiliates who are affiliated purchasers under Rule 10b-18 under the Exchange Act will only be made to the extent such purchases are able to be made in compliance with Rule 10b-18, which is a safe harbor from liability for manipulation under Section 9(a)(2) and Rule 10b-5 of the Exchange Act. Rule 10b-18 has certain technical requirements that must be complied with in order for the safe harbor to be available to the purchaser. The Sponsor and JCIC’s officers, directors and/or their affiliates will not make purchases of JCIC Class A Ordinary Shares if the purchases would violate Section 9(a)(2) or Rule 10b-5 of the Exchange Act.

 

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The existence of financial and personal interests of one or more of JCIC’s directors may result in a conflict of interest on the part of such director(s) between what he, she or they may believe is in the best interests of JCIC and its shareholders and what he, she or they may believe is best for himself, herself or themselves in determining to recommend that shareholders vote for the proposals. In addition, JCIC’s officers have interests in the Business Combination that may conflict with your interests as a shareholder. See the section entitled “Shareholder Proposal No. 1 — The Business Combination Proposal — Interests of JCIC’s Directors and Executive Officers in the Business Combination” for a further discussion of these considerations.

 

Q:

What happens if I sell my JCIC Ordinary Shares before the extraordinary general meeting?

 

A:

The record date for the extraordinary general meeting is earlier than the date of the extraordinary general meeting and earlier than the date that the Business Combination is expected to be completed. If you transfer your public shares after the applicable record date, but before the extraordinary general meeting, unless you grant a proxy to the transferee, you will retain your right to vote at such general meeting but the transferee, and not you, will have the ability to redeem such shares (if time permits).

 

Q:

May I change my vote after I have delivered my signed proxy card or voting instruction card?

 

A:

Yes. If you are a shareholder of record of JCIC Ordinary Shares as of the close of business on the record date, you can change or revoke your proxy before it is voted at the meeting in one of the following ways:

Submit a new proxy card bearing a later date; or

 

   

Vote in person or electronically at the extraordinary general meeting by visiting www.[●].com and entering the control number found on your proxy card, voting instruction form or notice you previously received. Please note that your attendance at the extraordinary general meeting will not alone serve to revoke your proxy.

 

Q:

What happens if I fail to take any action with respect to the extraordinary general meeting?

 

A:

If you fail to take any action with respect to the extraordinary general meeting and the Business Combination is approved by shareholders and the Business Combination is consummated, you will become a stockholder or warrant holder of New Bridger. If you fail to take any action with respect to the extraordinary general meeting and the Business Combination Proposal and the other Condition Precedent Proposals are not approved, you will remain a shareholder or warrant holder of JCIC. However, if you fail to vote with respect to the extraordinary general meeting, you will nonetheless be eligible to elect to redeem your public shares in connection with the Business Combination.

 

Q:

What happens if I attend the extraordinary general meeting and abstain or do not vote?

 

A:

For purposes of the JCIC extraordinary general meeting, an abstention occurs when a shareholder is present at the JCIC extraordinary general meeting and does not vote or returns a proxy with an “abstain” vote.

If you are a JCIC shareholder that attends the JCIC extraordinary general meeting in person or virtually and fails to vote on the Business Combination Proposal, the Merger Proposal, the Share Capital Proposal, the Organizational Documents Proposal, the Non-Binding Governance Proposals, the Incentive Plan Proposal, the ESPP Proposal, or the Adjournment Proposal, or if you respond to such proposals with an “abstain” vote, your failure to vote or your “abstain” vote, in each case, will have no effect on the vote count for such proposals.

 

Q:

What should I do with my JCIC share certificates, warrant certificates or unit certificates?

 

A:

JCIC shareholders who exercise their redemption rights must deliver (either physically or electronically) their share certificates to Continental, JCIC’s transfer agent, prior to the extraordinary general meeting.

 

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Holders must complete the procedures for electing to redeem their public shares in the manner described above prior to [●] p.m., Eastern Time, on [●], 2022 (two business days before the extraordinary general meeting) in order for their shares to be redeemed.

Holders of JCIC Warrants should not submit the certificates relating to their warrants. Public shareholders who do not elect to have their public shares redeemed for the pro rata share of the Trust Account should not submit the certificates relating to their public shares.

Upon the consummation of the Transactions, holders of JCIC Units, JCIC Class A Ordinary Shares, JCIC Class B Ordinary Shares and JCIC Warrants will receive shares of New Bridger Common Stock and New Bridger Warrants, as the case may be, without needing to take any action and, accordingly, such holders should not submit any certificates relating to their units, JCIC Class A Ordinary Shares (unless such holder elects to redeem the public shares in accordance with the procedures set forth above), JCIC Class B Ordinary Shares or JCIC Warrants.

 

Q:

What should I do if I receive more than one set of voting materials?

 

A:

JCIC shareholders may receive more than one set of voting materials, including multiple copies of this proxy statement/prospectus and multiple proxy cards or voting instruction cards. For example, if you hold your shares in more than one brokerage account, you will receive a separate voting instruction card for each brokerage account in which you hold shares. If you are a holder of record and your shares are registered in more than one name, you will receive more than one proxy card. Please complete, sign, date and return each proxy card and voting instruction card that you receive in order to cast a vote with respect to all of your JCIC Ordinary Shares.

 

Q:

Who will solicit and pay the cost of soliciting proxies for the extraordinary general meeting?

 

A:

JCIC will pay the cost of soliciting proxies for the extraordinary general meeting. JCIC has engaged [●] (“[●]”) to assist in the solicitation of proxies for the extraordinary general meeting. JCIC has agreed to pay [●] a fee of $[●], plus disbursements (to be paid with non-Trust Account funds). JCIC will also reimburse banks, brokers and other custodians, nominees and fiduciaries representing beneficial owners of JCIC Class A Ordinary Shares for their expenses in forwarding soliciting materials to beneficial owners of JCIC Class A Ordinary Shares and in obtaining voting instructions from those owners. JCIC’s directors and officers may also solicit proxies by telephone, by facsimile, by mail, on the Internet or in person. They will not be paid any additional amounts for soliciting proxies.

 

Q:

Where can I find the voting results of the extraordinary general meeting?

 

A:

The preliminary voting results will be expected to be announced at the extraordinary general meeting. JCIC will publish final voting results of the extraordinary general meeting in a Current Report on Form 8-K within four business days after the extraordinary general meeting.

 

Q:

Who can help answer my questions?

 

A:

If you have questions about the Business Combination or the Transactions or if you need additional copies of this prospectus, any document incorporated by reference in this prospectus or the enclosed proxy card, you should contact:

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You also may obtain additional information about JCIC from documents filed with the SEC by following the instructions in the section entitled “Where You Can Find More Information.” If you are a holder of public shares and you intend to seek redemption of your public shares, you will need to deliver your public shares (either physically or electronically) to Continental, JCIC’s transfer agent, at the address below prior to the extraordinary general meeting. Holders must complete the procedures for electing to redeem their public shares in the manner described above prior to [] p.m., Eastern Time, on [], 2022 (two business days before the extraordinary general meeting) in order for their shares to be redeemed. If you have questions regarding the certification of your position or delivery of your stock, please contact:

Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company

1 State Street, 30th floor

New York, NY 10004

Attention: Mark Zimkind

E-Mail: mzimkind@continentalstock.com

 

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SUMMARY OF THE PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS

This summary highlights selected information from this proxy statement/prospectus and does not contain all of the information that is important to you. To better understand the proposals to be submitted for a vote at the extraordinary general meeting, including the Business Combination, you should read this proxy statement/prospectus, including the Annexes and other documents referred to herein, carefully and in their entirety. The Merger Agreement is the primary legal document that governs the Business Combination and the other transactions that will be undertaken in connection with the Business Combination. The Merger Agreement is also described in detail in this proxy statement/prospectus in the section entitled “Shareholder Proposal No. 1 — The Business Combination Proposal — Summary of the Merger Agreement.”

Unless otherwise specified, all share calculations (1) assume no exercise of redemption rights by the public shareholders in connection with the Business Combination and (2) do not include any shares issuable upon the exercise of the New Bridger Warrants or underlying New Bridger Equity Awards.

The Parties to the Business Combination

JCIC

On January 26, 2021, JCIC consummated its initial public offering (the “IPO”) of 34,500,000 units (the “JCIC Units”), including the issuance of 4,500,000 JCIC Units as a result of the underwriters’ exercise of their over-allotment option. Each JCIC Unit consists of one JCIC Class A Ordinary Share, and one-half of one redeemable warrant of JCIC, each whole warrant entitling the holder thereof to purchase one JCIC Class A Ordinary Share at an exercise price of $11.50 per share. The JCIC Units were sold at a price of $10.00 per unit, generating gross proceeds to JCIC of $345,000,000.

Substantially concurrently with the consummation of the IPO, JCIC completed the private sale (the “Private Placement”) of 9,400,000 warrants (the “Private Placement Warrants”) at a purchase price of $1.00 per Private Placement Warrant, to JCIC Sponsor LLC (the “Sponsor”), generating gross proceeds to JCIC of $9,400,000. The Private Placement Warrants are identical to the warrants sold as part of the JCIC Units in the IPO, except that, so long as they are held by the Sponsor or its permitted transferees: (i) they will not be redeemable by JCIC (except in certain redemption scenarios when the price per Ordinary Share equals or exceeds $10.00 (as adjusted)), (ii) they (including JCIC Class A Ordinary Shares issuable upon exercise of these warrants) may not, subject to certain limited exceptions, be transferred, assigned or sold by the Sponsor until 30 days after the completion of JCIC’s initial business combination, (iii) they may be exercised by the holders on a cashless basis, and (iv) they (including the Ordinary Shares issuable upon exercise of these warrants) are entitled to registration rights.

A total of $345,000,000, comprised of the proceeds from the IPO and a portion of the proceeds of the sale of the Private Placement Warrants, were placed in a Trust Account maintained by Continental, acting as trustee.

The JCIC Units, JCIC Class A Ordinary Shares and JCIC Warrants are currently listed on the Nasdaq under the symbols “JCICU,” “JCIC” and “JCICW,” respectively.

JCIC’s principal executive office is located at 386 Park Avenue South, FL 20, New York, NY 10016. Its telephone number is (212) 710-5060.

New Bridger

Wildfire New PubCo, Inc., (“New Bridger”) is a Delaware corporation and direct, wholly owned subsidiary of JCIC. New Bridger does not own any material assets or operate any business and was formed for the purpose of participating in the Business Combination.

 

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Wildfire Merger Sub I

Wildfire Merger Sub I, Inc., (“Wildfire Merger Sub I”), a Delaware corporation and direct, wholly owned subsidiary of New Bridger. Wildfire Merger Sub I does not own any material assets or operate any business and was formed for the purpose of participating in the Business Combination.

Wildfire Merger Sub II

Wildfire Merger Sub II, Inc., (“Wildfire Merger Sub II”), a Delaware corporation and direct, wholly owned subsidiary of New Bridger. Wildfire Merger Sub II does not own any material assets or operate any business and was formed for the purpose of participating in the Business Combination.

Wildfire Merger Sub III

Wildfire Merger Sub III, LLC, (“Wildfire Merger Sub III”), a Delaware limited liability company and direct, wholly owned subsidiary of New Bridger. Wildfire Merger Sub III does not own any material assets or operate any business and was formed for the purpose of participating in the Merger transaction.

Wildfire GP Sub IV

Wildfire GP Sub IV, LLC, (“Wildfire GP Sub IV”), a Delaware limited liability company and direct, wholly owned subsidiary of New Bridger. Wildfire GP Sub IV does not own any material assets or operate any business and was formed for the purpose of participating in the Merger transaction.

Blocker

BTOF (Grannus Feeder) – NQ L.P., (“Blocker”) is a Delaware limited partnership.

Bridger

Bridger Aerospace Group Holdings, LLC (“Bridger”), is a Delaware limited liability company. Bridger provides aerial wildfire surveillance, relief and suppression and aerial firefighting services using next-generation technology and environmentally friendly and sustainable firefighting methods. Bridger’s mission is to save lives, property and habitats threatened by wildfires, leveraging its high-quality team, specialized aircraft and innovative use of technology and data.

Bridger was founded by the Chief Executive Officer and former Navy SEAL officer Tim Sheehy, in Bozeman, Montana, in 2014 with one aircraft and a vision to build a global enterprise to fight wildfires. Bridger has since grown into a full-spectrum aerial firefighting service provider in the U.S. and in the field of aerial wildfire management, offering technology and services to provide key fire data to front-line firefighters and fire suppression to effectively combat wildfires.

Proposals to be Put to the Shareholders of JCIC at the Extraordinary General Meeting

The following is a summary of the proposals to be put to the extraordinary general meeting of JCIC and certain transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement. Each of the Condition Precedent Proposals is cross-conditioned on the approval of the others. The Adjournment Proposal is not conditioned upon the approval of any other proposal set forth in this proxy statement/prospectus. The Non-Binding Governance Proposals are constituted of non-binding advisory proposals. The transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement will be consummated only if the Condition Precedent Proposals are approved at the extraordinary general meeting.

 

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The Business Combination Proposal

At the extraordinary general meeting, JCIC shareholders will be asked to consider and vote upon the Business Combination Proposal. Pursuant to the Business Combination Proposal, JCIC shareholders will vote upon adoption of the Merger Agreement, the Transaction Agreements and the transactions contemplated thereby. The Merger Agreement provides for, among other things, among other things, (i) the merger of Wildfire Merger Sub I with and into Blocker, with Blocker as the surviving entity of the First Merger, upon which Wildfire GP Sub IV will become general partner of such surviving entity, (ii) the merger of Wildfire Merger Sub II with and into JCIC, with JCIC as the surviving company of the Second Merger, and (iii) the merger of Wildfire Merger Sub III with and into Bridger, with Bridger as the surviving company of the Third Merger. Following the Mergers, each of Blocker, JCIC, and Bridger will be a subsidiary of New Bridger, and New Bridger will become a publicly traded company. At the Closing, New Bridger will change its name to Bridger Aerospace Group Holdings, Inc., and its common stock is expected to list on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the ticker symbol “BAER.”

After consideration of the factors identified and discussed in the section entitled “Shareholder Proposal No. 1 — The Business Combination Proposal — The JCIC Board’s Reasons for the Approval of the Business Combination,” the JCIC Board concluded that the Business Combination met all of the requirements disclosed in the prospectus for JCIC’s initial public offering, including that the business of Bridger and its subsidiaries had a fair market value equal to at least 80% of the net assets held in trust (net of amounts disbursed to management for working capital purposes and excluding the amount of any deferred underwriting discount held in trust).

Merger Consideration

Consideration Paid to Bridger Equityholders

The aggregate consideration to be paid to the direct or indirect equityholders of Bridger (other than the holders of Bridger Series C Preferred Shares) (“Aggregate Common Stock Consideration”) at the Closing will consist of a number of shares of New Bridger Common Stock equal to (i) (A) Net Equity Value minus (B) the aggregate stated value of Bridger Series C Preferred Shares outstanding as of immediately prior to the First Effective Time and any accrued and unpaid interest thereon since the end of immediately preceding semi-annual distribution period, which amounts are to be determined in accordance with Bridger’s current limited liability company agreement, minus (C) if the Trust Amount, after allocating funds to the JCIC Shareholder Redemption is less than $20,000,000, the excess of the aggregate fees and expenses for legal counsel, accounting advisors, external auditors and financial advisors incurred by Blocker and certain of its affiliates, Bridger or its subsidiaries in connection with the Transactions, over $6,500,000, if any, divided by (ii) $10.00.

The aggregate consideration to be paid to holders of the Bridger Series C Preferred Shares at the Closing will consist of a number of shares of New Bridger Series A Preferred Stock equal to the number of Bridger Series C Preferred Shares outstanding as of immediately prior to the effective time of the First Merger. Shares of New Bridger Series A Preferred Stock will have rights and preferences that mirror certain rights and preferences currently held by the holders of the Bridger Series C Preferred Shares, including (i) cumulative, compounding dividends (initially anticipated to be 7.00% but to eventually increase to 11.00% after April 25, 2029 and subject to further increase upon the occurrence of certain events), (ii) a liquidation preference equal to the initial issuance price plus all accrued and unpaid dividends, whether or not declared (the “Series A Preferred Stated Value”), (iii) mandatory redemption by New Bridger after April 25, 2032 for an amount equal to the aggregate Series A Preferred Stated Value, (iv) optional redemption (in whole or in part) by New Bridger at any time on or after April 25, 2027 for an amount equal to the aggregate Series A Preferred Stated Value (subject to a make-whole in the event of a redemption in connection with a change of control transaction prior to April 25, 2027), (v) optional conversion at the option of the holders into shares of New Bridger Common Stock equal to the Series A Preferred Stated Value divided by $11.00 per share (or $9.00 per share if converted within 30 days following the Closing

 

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Date) and (vi) certain consent rights with respect to the issuance by New Bridger of senior or pari passu equity securities, dividend payments to holders of New Bridger Common Stock prior to repayment of a liquidation preference, any liquidation, dissolution or winding up of New Bridger, certain change of control transactions if the full liquidation preference is not paid and certain amendments that would adversely affect the holders of New Bridger Series A Preferred Stock.

Effect of the First Merger

On the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Merger Agreement, at the First Effective Time: (i) the partnership interests of Blocker outstanding immediately prior to the First Effective Time will be converted into the right to receive an aggregate number of shares of New Bridger Common Stock equal to the product of (x) the Per Share Common Stock Consideration and (y) the number of Bridger Common Shares held by Blocker immediately prior to the First Effective Time, which consideration will be allocated among the holders of the general partnership interests and limited partnership interests of Blocker (as of immediately prior to the First Effective Time) and (ii) the outstanding common stock of Wildfire Merger Sub I shall be converted into and become general partnership and limited partnership interests of surviving entity following the First Merger (the “First Surviving Limited Partnership), which shall constitute one hundred percent (100%) of the outstanding equity of First Surviving Limited Partnership, to be owned by Wildfire GP Sub IV and New Bridger as provided in an amended and restated limited partnership agreement of First Surviving Limited Partnership in the form to be mutually agreed upon by JCIC, Bridger and Blocker in good faith prior to the Closing.

Effect of the Second Merger

On the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Merger Agreement, at the Second Effective Time, by virtue of the Second Merger:

(i) each JCIC Ordinary Share issued and outstanding immediately prior to the Second Effective Time (other than JCIC Excluded Shares) will be converted into one share of New Bridger Common Stock;

(ii) each share of common stock of Wildfire Merger Sub II issued and outstanding immediately prior to the Second Effective Time will be converted into and become one share of common stock of the Second Surviving Company;

(iii) each Redemption Share will not be converted into and become a share of New Bridger Common Stock, and will at the Second Effective Time be converted into the right to receive from the Second Surviving Company, in cash, an amount per share calculated in accordance with such shareholder’s redemption rights; and

(iv) at the Second Effective Time, by virtue of the assumption of the warrant agreement, dated as of January 26, 2021, between JCIC and Continental, by New Bridger, each JCIC Warrant that is outstanding immediately prior to the Second Effective Time will automatically and irrevocably be modified to provide that such JCIC Warrant will be entitled to purchase one share of New Bridger Common Stock on the same terms and conditions.

Effect of the Third Merger

On the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Merger Agreement, at the Third Effective Time, each Bridger Common Share will be converted into the right to receive a number of shares of New Bridger Common Stock equal to the Per Share Common Stock Consideration and each Bridger Series C Preferred Share will be converted into the right to receive one share of New Bridger Series A Preferred Stock. The limited liability company interests of Wildfire Merger Sub III outstanding immediately prior to the Third Effective Time

 

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will be converted into and become the limited liability company interests of the surviving company (“Third Surviving Company”), which will constitute one hundred percent (100%) of the outstanding equity of the Third Surviving Company. The (i) Bridger Common Shares and the Bridger Series C Preferred Shares that are held in the treasury of Bridger or its subsidiaries at the Third Effective Time and (ii) the Bridger Shares that are held by JCIC or any of its affiliates at the Third Effective Time, will be cancelled and no consideration will be paid or payable with respect thereto.

For further details, see “Shareholder Proposal No. 1 — The Business Combination Proposal — Consideration.”

Closing Conditions

The consummation of the Transactions is subject to customary closing conditions for transactions involving special purpose acquisition companies, including, among others: (i) approval of certain shareholder matters by JCIC’s shareholders, (ii) the expiration or termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, (iii) no order, statute, rule or regulation enjoining or prohibiting the consummation of the Transactions being in force, (iv) the Registration Statement having become effective, (v) the shares of New Bridger Common Stock and New Bridger Warrants to be issued pursuant to the Merger Agreement having been approved for listing on Nasdaq, (vi) JCIC having at least $5,000,001 of net tangible assets remaining after accounting for the JCIC Shareholder Redemption and (vii) customary bring-down conditions. Additionally, the obligations of Bridger and its subsidiaries and Blocker to consummate the Transactions are also conditioned upon, among others, (A) each of the covenants of each of the parties to the Sponsor Agreement required under the Sponsor Agreement to be performed as of or prior to the Closing having been performed in all material respects and (B) New Bridger having delivered to JCIC executed copies of the A&R Registration Rights Agreement and the Stockholders Agreement. For further details, see “Shareholder Proposal No. 1 — The Business Combination Proposal — Summary of the Merger Agreement.

The Merger Proposal

JCIC will also ask its shareholders to consider and vote upon a proposal to approve by special resolution the Second Merger and related Plan of Merger and to authorize the merger of Wildfire Merger Sub II with and into JCIC, with JCIC surviving the merger (the “Merger Proposal”). For further details, see “Shareholder Proposal No. 2 Merger Proposal.”

The Share Capital Proposal

JCIC will also ask its shareholders to consider and vote upon a proposal to approve by ordinary resolution the alteration of the authorized share capital of JCIC at the effective time of the Second Merger (the “Share Capital Proposal”). For further details, see “Shareholder Proposal No. 3 Share Capital Proposal.”

The Organizational Documents Proposal

JCIC will also ask its shareholders to consider and vote upon a proposal to approve by special resolution and adopt the proposed amendment and restatement of JCIC’s Amended and Restated Memorandum and Articles of Association (the “Proposed Cayman Constitutional Documents”) and the change of name of JCIC to [●] (the “Organizational Documents Proposal”). For further details, see “Shareholder Proposal No. 4 — The Organizational Documents Proposal.”

The Non-Binding Governance Proposals

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be amended from time to time, the “Cayman Constitutional Documents”) and the New Bridger Certificate of Incorporation, presented separately in accordance with SEC requirements (collectively, the “Non-Binding Governance Proposals”). The New Bridger Certificate of Incorporation differs in certain material respects from the Cayman Constitutional Documents and JCIC encourages shareholders to carefully review the information set out in the section entitled “Shareholder Proposal No. 5 — The Non-Binding Governance Proposals”, the Cayman Constitutional Documents, attached hereto as Annex E and the New Bridger Certificate of Incorporation, attached hereto as Annex G.

The Incentive Plan Proposal

JCIC will also ask its shareholders to consider and vote upon a proposal to approve and assume by ordinary resolution, the Bridger Aerospace Group Holdings, Inc. 2022 Omnibus Incentive Plan and any grants or awards issued thereunder (the “Incentive Plan Proposal”). For further details, see “Shareholder Proposal No. 6 — The Incentive Plan Proposal.”

The ESPP Proposal

JCIC will also ask its shareholders to consider and vote upon a proposal to approve by ordinary resolution, the Bridger Aerospace Group Holdings, Inc. 2022 Employee Stock Purchase Plan (the “ESPP Proposal”). For further details, see “Shareholder Proposal No. 7 — The ESPP Proposal.”

The Adjournment Proposal

JCIC will also ask its shareholders to consider and vote upon a proposal to approve the adjournment of the extraordinary general meeting to a later date or dates, if necessary, to permit further solicitation of proxies in the event that there are insufficient shares represented to constitute a quorum or approve and adopt one or more of the foregoing proposals at the extraordinary general meeting or to the extent necessary to ensure that any required supplement or amendment to the accompanying proxy statement/prospectus is provided to JCIC shareholders (the “Adjournment Proposal”). For further details, see “Shareholder Proposal No. 8 — The Adjournment Proposal.”

The JCIC Board’s Reasons for the Business Combination

JCIC was organized for the purpose of effecting a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses.

In evaluating the Business Combination, the JCIC Board consulted with JCIC’s management and financial, legal and other advisors and considered a number of factors. In particular, the JCIC Board considered, among other things, the following factors, although not weighted or in any order of significance:

 

   

Industry and Trends. Bridger’s aerial firefighting business is part of an industry and addressable market that has seen substantial growth in recent periods due to rising and evolving wildfire risks, and that the JCIC Board, following a review of industry trends and other industry factors, considered attractive and expects to have continued growth potential in future periods;

 

   

Competitive Dynamics. Bridger’s business offers a number of advantages compared to its competitors, including the types of aircraft and services offered. Bridger is considered one of the leaders in its field with its highly efficient aerial firefighting assets, which include its fleet of purpose built water scooper aircraft and their air attack support planes. Together with Bridger’s data and analytics, Bridger is able to provide a fully-integrated aerial firefighting solution;

 

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Scalable Business Model. The ability to scale Bridger’s business model by increasing the size of the fleet while maintaining its high capacity utilization should continue to drive margins which would allow the business to create significant operating leverage;

 

   

Financial Condition. The JCIC Board also considered Bridger’s historical financial results, outlook and financial plan. In considering these factors, the JCIC Board reviewed and considered Bridger’s positive cash flow, the current prospects for growth if Bridger achieves its business plans and various historical and current balance sheet items including Bridger’s current strong cash position;

 

   

Additional Growth Opportunities. The potential to grow Bridger by investing in additional scooper and air attack aircraft, geographic expansion, exploration of potential acquisition opportunities and continued development and monetization of Bridger’s FireTRAC platform;

 

   

Experienced and Proven Management Team. Bridger has an experienced management team with diverse experience including military and operational expertise. Over the last 10 months, the JCIC management team has had the opportunity to engage and evaluate the Bridger team. In addition, the entire senior management of Bridger is expected to continue with New Bridger following the Business Combination to execute the business and strategic growth plan;

 

   

Due Diligence. JCIC’s management and external advisors conducted significant due diligence investigations of Bridger. This included detailed commercial, financial and tax due diligence reviews including market research and meetings and calls with Bridger’s management regarding Bridger’s business model, operations and forecasts;

 

   

Lock-Up. The Sponsor and Bridger management have agreed to a twelve-month lock-up period with respect to their shares of New Bridger Common Stock, subject to customary exceptions which will provide important stability to New Bridger for a period of time following the Business Combination;

 

   

Fully-Funded Balance Sheet Post-Closing. The combined company is expected to have sufficient cash following the Business Combination to support its go-forward business plan;

 

   

Reasonableness of Merger Consideration. Following a review of the financial data provided to JCIC, including the historical financial statements of Bridger and certain unaudited prospective financial information discussed in “Shareholder Proposal No. 1 — The Business Combination Proposal — Projected Financial Information” and JCIC’s due diligence review and financial and valuation analyses of Bridger, the JCIC Board considered the transaction consideration to be issued to Bridger’s equityholders and determined that the consideration was reasonable in light of such data and financial information;

 

   

Fairness Opinion. The JCIC Board considered the opinion delivered by Vantage Point Advisors to the effect that, as of the date of the opinion, and subject to and based on the assumptions made, procedures followed, matters considered, limitations of review undertaken and qualifications contained in the opinion, the Transactions are fair to JCIC from a financial point of view and that Bridger has a fair market value equal to at least eighty percent (80%) of the balance of funds in JCIC’s Trust Account (excluding deferred underwriting commissions and taxes payable);

 

   

Other Alternatives. After a review of other business combination opportunities reasonably available to JCIC, the JCIC Board believes that the proposed Business Combination represents the best potential business combination for JCIC and the most attractive opportunity for JCIC’s shareholders based upon the process utilized to evaluate and assess other potential acquisition targets;

 

   

Negotiated Transaction. The terms and conditions of the Merger Agreement and the related agreements and the transactions contemplated thereby, each party’s representations, warranties and covenants, the conditions to each party’s obligation to consummate the Business Combination and the termination provisions, were the product of arms-length negotiations, and, in the view of the JCIC Board,

 

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reasonable, and represent a strong commitment by JCIC and Bridger to complete the Business Combination. The JCIC Board also considered the financial and other terms of the Merger Agreement and the fact that such terms and conditions are, in their view, reasonable and were the product of arm’s-length negotiations between JCIC and Bridger; and

Post-Closing Governance. The fact that JCIC will appoint two (2) members of New Bridger’s board of directors following the Business Combination and the other proposed directors and officers of the combined company represent a strong and experienced management team, including certain directors and officers that are current members of Bridger’s senior management responsible for the day-to-day operations of Bridger, and will provide helpful continuity in advancing the combined company’s strategic goals.

For a more complete description of the JCIC Board’s reasons for approving the Business Combination, including other factors and risks considered by the JCIC Board, see the section entitled “Business Combination Proposal – The JCIC Board’s Reasons for the Approval of the Business Combination.”

Related Agreements

This section describes certain additional agreements entered into or to be entered into pursuant to the Merger Agreement. For additional information, see “Shareholder Proposal No. 1 — The Business Combination Proposal —Summary of the Ancillary Agreements.”

Sponsor Agreement

Concurrently with the execution and delivery of the Merger Agreement, JCIC, the Sponsor Persons and New Bridger entered into the Sponsor Agreement, pursuant to which, among other things, the Sponsor agreed to a forfeiture, effective as of immediately prior to the Closing, of the number of JCIC Class B Ordinary Shares equal to the sum of (a) 8,550,000 minus the number of Available Sponsor Shares, and (b) if the Trust Amount after allocating funds to the JCIC Shareholder Redemption is less than $20,000,000, (i) the excess of the aggregate of fees and expenses for legal counsel, accounting advisors, external auditors and financial advisors incurred by JCIC in connection with the Transactions prior to Closing, but excluding any deferred underwriting fees, over $6,500,000, if any, divided by (ii) $10.00.

In addition, pursuant to the Sponsor Agreement, the Sponsor agreed to subject 20% of the Available Sponsor Shares (the “Earnout Shares”) to a performance-based vesting schedule such that 50% of the Earnout Shares will vest on the first date during the Earnout Period on which the VWAP of New Bridger Common Stock is greater than $11.50 for a period of at least twenty (20) days out of thirty (30) consecutive trading days and 50% of the Earnout Shares will vest on the first date during the Earnout Period on which the volume-weighted average closing sale price of a share of New Bridger Common Stock is greater than $13.00 for a period of at least twenty (20) days out of thirty (30) consecutive trading days.

If the Trust Amount after deducting all amounts payable in respect of the JCIC Shareholder Redemption is less than $50,000,000, then immediately prior to Closing, each of JCIC and the Sponsor agreed to convert any outstanding loan balance under a promissory note between JCIC and the Sponsor, under which $800,000 has been drawn as of the date hereof, into a number of JCIC Class A Ordinary Shares equal to the amount of the outstanding loan balance under such promissory note divided by $10.00, rounded up to the nearest whole share.

Stockholders Agreement

In connection with the execution of the Merger Agreement, New Bridger, the Sponsor, the Founder Stockholders and the BTO Stockholders have agreed to enter into the Stockholders Agreement at the Closing. Pursuant to terms of the Stockholders Agreement, effective as of the Closing Date, the New Bridger Board is anticipated to be comprised of nine directors.

 

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Following the Closing, the BTO Stockholders, collectively, will have the right, but not the obligation, to nominate for election to the New Bridger Board (i) up to two (2) directors, for so long as the BTO Entities (as defined in the Stockholders Agreement) collectively beneficially own (directly or indirectly) at least 10% of the outstanding Stock (as defined in the Stockholders Agreement); and (ii) one (1) director, for so long as the BTO Entities collectively beneficially own (directly or indirectly) less than 10% of the outstanding Stock, but at least 33% of the shares of Stock held by the BTO Entities as of the Closing. In addition, for so long as the BTO Entities have such nomination rights, (i) the New Bridger Board will use reasonable best efforts to cause any committee of the New Bridger Board to include in its membership at least one director nominated by the BTO Stockholders provided that such individual satisfies all applicable SEC and stock exchange requirements and (ii) the BTO Stockholders will have a consent right over affiliate transactions entered into by New Bridger or any of its subsidiaries, subject to customary exceptions.

The Founder Stockholders, to the extent they collectively beneficially own (directly or indirectly) at least 10% of the outstanding Stock will have the right, but not the obligation, to nominate the chairperson of the Compensation and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees of the New Bridger Board, subject to satisfaction of applicable SEC and stock exchange requirements.

Subject to the terms and conditions of the Stockholders Agreement, (i) each of the Founder Stockholders and the BTO Stockholders agrees to take all necessary action (including, without limitation, voting or providing a proxy with respect to such stockholder’s shares) to effect the appointment of the directors nominated by the BTO Stockholders and (ii) each of the Founder Stockholders, the BTO Stockholders and the Sponsor agrees with New Bridger to vote all shares of New Bridger Common Stock owned by it in favor of the slate of directors nominated by or at the direction of the New Bridger Board or a duly authorized committee thereof in connection with each vote taken in connection with the election of directors to the New Bridger Board and agrees not to seek to remove or replace a designee of the BTO Stockholders or any of Matthew Sheehy, Timothy Sheehy or McAndrew Rudisill (to the extent any such individuals are nominated by or at the direction of the New Bridger Board or a duly authorized committee thereof in connection with each vote taken in connection with the election of directors to the New Bridger Board).

Subject to the terms and conditions of the Stockholders Agreement and applicable securities laws, the BTO Stockholders will have preemptive rights to acquire their pro rata share of any new issuance of equity securities (or any securities convertible into or exercisable or exchangeable for equity securities) by New Bridger after the consummation of the Transactions, subject to customary exceptions. The BTO Stockholders will be entitled to apportion the preemptive rights granted to it in such proportions as it deems appropriate, among (i) itself and (ii) any BTO Entity; provided that each such BTO Entity agrees to enter into the Stockholders Agreement, as a “Stockholder” under the Stockholders Agreement.

Amended & Restated Registration Rights Agreement

In connection with the execution of the Merger Agreement, New Bridger, the Sponsor, the BTO Stockholders and certain stockholders of Bridger have agreed to enter into the A&R Registration Rights Agreement at the Closing. The A&R Registration Rights Agreement will provide these holders (and their permitted transferees) with the right to require New Bridger, at New Bridger’s expense, to register New Bridger Common Stock that they hold on customary terms for a transaction of this type, including customary demand and piggyback registration rights. The A&R Registration Rights Agreement will also provide that New Bridger pay certain expenses of the electing holders relating to such registrations and indemnify them against certain liabilities that may arise under the Securities Act. In addition, pursuant to the A&R Registration Rights Agreement Bridger’s stockholders (other than the BTO Stockholders) and the Sponsor will be subject to a restriction on transfer of their New Bridger Common Stock for a period of twelve (12) months following the Closing, and the BTO Stockholders will be subject to a restriction on transfer of their New Bridger Common Stock for a period of six (6) months following the Closing, in each case subject to certain exceptions.

 

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Ownership of New Bridger following the Business Combination

As of the date of this proxy statement/prospectus, there are (i) 43,125,000 JCIC Ordinary Shares issued and outstanding, consisting of the 8,550,000 founder shares held by the Sponsor, the 75,000 founder shares, in the aggregate, held by the three independent directors of JCIC and the 34,500,000 public shares and (ii) the 26,650,000 JCIC Warrants issued and outstanding, consisting of the 9,400,000 JCIC Private Placement Warrants held by the Sponsor and the 17,250,000 JCIC Public Warrants. Each whole warrant entitles the holder thereof to purchase one JCIC Class A Ordinary Share at $11.50 per share and, following the Second Merger, will entitle the holder thereof to purchase one share of New Bridger Common Stock at $11.50 per share. Therefore, as of the date of this proxy statement/prospectus (without giving effect to the Business Combination), JCIC fully diluted share capital would be 69,775,000 common stock equivalents.

Upon completion of the Business Combination, we anticipate that: (1) shares issued to Founder and Bridger Management will represent an ownership interest of 19.8% of the fully diluted New Bridger Common Stock, (2) shares issued to BTO Stockholders will represent an ownership interest of 6.5% of the fully diluted New Bridger Common Stock, (3) shares issued to the Series C Shareholders upon conversion will represent an ownership interest of 19.9% of the fully diluted New Bridger Common Stock, (4) shares issued JCIC public shareholders will represent an ownership interest of 22.9% of the fully diluted New Bridger Common Stock, (5) shares issued to the Sponsor and independent directors of JCIC will represent an ownership interest of 5.7% of the fully diluted New Bridger Common Stock (which does not assume the exercise of Sponsor’s JCIC Private Placement Warrants), (6) New Award Grants will represent an ownership interest of 7.5% of the fully diluted New Bridger Common Stock upon full vesting and/or exercise thereof, (7) JCIC Public Warrants will represent an ownership interest of 11.5% of the fully diluted New Bridger Common Stock upon exercise thereof and (8) JCIC Private Placement Warrants will represent an ownership interest of 6.2% of the fully diluted New Bridger Common Stock upon exercise thereof. These ownership interest levels are based on Bridger’s capitalization as of August 3, 2022 and assume (i) no additional issuance of Bridger equity, (ii) Series C Shareholders exercise their conversion rights at a conversion price of $11.00 per share after 30 days after the Closing and (iii) no public shareholders exercise their redemption rights in connection with the Business Combination.

The following table illustrates the varying ownership levels in New Bridger immediately following the consummation of the Business Combination, based on the assumptions above; provided that in the maximum redemptions scenario the assumption (iii) above is modified to assume that all public shareholders exercise their redemption rights in connection with the Business Combination.

 

     Fully Diluted Share Ownership in New Bridger(1)
     Pro Forma Combined
(Assuming No Redemptions)
    Pro Forma Combined
(Assuming Maximum Redemptions)
 
     Number of
Shares
     %
Ownership
    Number of
Shares
     %
Ownership
 

Founder and Bridger Management(2)

     29,813,644        19.8     29,813,644        27.6

BTO Stockholders(2)

     9,741,091        6.5     9,741,091        9.0

Series C Shareholders(2)

     29,913,876        19.9     29,913,876        27.7

Public Shareholders

     34,500,000        22.9     —          0.0

Sponsor and JCIC’s independent directors(3)

     8,625,000        5.7     4,450,000        4.1

New Award Grants(4)

     11,259,361        7.5     7,391,861        6.9

Public Warrants

     17,250,000        11.5     17,250,000        16.0

Private Placement Warrants(3)

     9,400,000        6.2     9,400,000        8.7
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total(5)

     150,502,972        100.0     107,960,472        100.0
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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(1)

Assumes no and 100% redemptions of 34,500,000 public shares of JCIC Class A Ordinary Shares in connection with the Business Combination at approximately $10.00 per share based on Trust Account figures as of March 31, 2022.

(2)

Represents shares of New Bridger Common Stock to be issued at the Closing to the Existing Bridger Equityholders based on the Per Share Common Stock Consideration after the assumed conversion of the New Bridger Series A Preferred Stock. The 315,789 shares of New Bridger Series A Preferred Stock issued in exchange of Bridger Series C Preferred Shares are convertible at the election of the Series C Shareholders to New Bridger Common Stock based on the Series A Preferred Stated Value and the conversion price of: (i) for conversion within thirty (30) days after the Closing, $9.00 per share and (ii) for conversion after thirty (30) days after the Closing, $11.00 per share. The 29,913,876 shares of New Bridger Common Stock assumes Series C Shareholders exercise their conversion rights at a conversion price of $11.00 per share after 30 days after the Closing.

(3)

Includes the 75,000 founder shares (in the aggregate) held by the three independent directors of JCIC. Of the shares owned by the Sponsor that remain outstanding immediately after the Closing, 20% are Sponsor Earnout Shares. The Sponsor Earnout Shares will be restricted from transfer (subject to certain exceptions), subject to the occurrence (or deemed occurrence) of the applicable Sponsor Triggering Event during the Earnout Period. Any such securities not released from these transfer restrictions during the Earnout Period will be forfeited back to New Bridger for no consideration. The 4,375,000 shares owned by the Sponsor under the maximum redemptions scenario represent the Available Sponsor Shares plus the 100,000 shares issuable upon conversion of the expected $1 million outstanding balance on the promissory note between JCIC and the Sponsor at the Closing and are inclusive of shares subject to forfeitures based on transaction costs incurred by JCIC as of the Closing.

(4)

Includes New Award Grants under the Omnibus Incentive Plan assumed to be granted and outstanding with shares of New Bridger Common Stock underlying such awards to be approximately 10% of the New Bridger Common Stock expected to be outstanding immediately after the Closing, after taking into account redemptions by JCIC’s public shareholders.

(5)

The issuance of additional shares of New Bridger Common Stock in the Business Combination will dilute the equity interests of the public shareholders and may adversely affect prevailing market prices for the New Bridger Common Stock and New Bridger Warrants. The public shareholders who do not redeem their public shares of JCIC Class A Ordinary Shares may experience dilution from several additional sources to varying degrees in connection with and after the Business Combination. Depending on the number of public shareholders that exercise their redemption rights, the implied total equity value of New Bridger, assuming $10.00 per share value and any additional dilution sources would be (a) $1,125.9 million in the no redemptions scenario, (b) $1,091.4 million in the 10% redemptions scenario, (c) $773.7 million in a 90% redemptions scenario and (d) $739.2 million in the maximum redemptions scenario.

See the section entitled “Unaudited Pro Forma Condensed Combined Financial Information” for more information.

Date, Time and Place of Extraordinary General Meeting of JCIC’s Shareholders

The extraordinary general meeting of the shareholders of JCIC will be held at [●], Eastern Time, on [●], 2022, at the offices of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, located at 767 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10153 and virtually via live webcast at [●].com, to consider and vote upon the proposals to be put to the extraordinary general meeting, including if necessary, the Adjournment Proposal, to permit further solicitation and vote of proxies if, based upon the tabulated vote at the time of the extraordinary general meeting, each of the Condition Precedent Proposals have not been approved.

Voting Power; Record date

JCIC shareholders will be entitled to vote or direct votes to be cast at the extraordinary general meeting if they owned JCIC Ordinary Shares at the close of business on [●], 2022, which is the record date for the extraordinary general meeting. Shareholders will have one vote for each ordinary share owned at the close of business on the record date. If your shares are held in “street name” or are in a margin or similar account, you should contact your broker to ensure that votes related to the shares you beneficially own are properly counted. JCIC Warrants do not have voting rights. As of the close of business on the record date, there were 34,500,000 JCIC Class A Ordinary Shares issued and outstanding, and 8,625,000 JCIC Class B Ordinary Shares issued and outstanding.

Quorum and Vote of JCIC Shareholders

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the extraordinary general meeting are represented in person or by proxy. Abstentions and broker non-votes, while considered present for the purposes of establishing a quorum, will not count as votes cast at the extraordinary general meeting. As of the record date for the extraordinary general meeting, [●] JCIC Ordinary Shares would be required to achieve a quorum.

The Sponsor has agreed to vote all of its JCIC Ordinary Shares in favor of the proposals being presented at the extraordinary general meeting. As of the date of this proxy statement/prospectus, the Sponsor Persons own 20% of the issued and outstanding JCIC Ordinary Shares.

The proposals presented at the extraordinary general meeting require the following votes:

 

   

Business Combination Proposal: The approval of the Business Combination Proposal requires a special resolution under Cayman Islands law, being the affirmative vote of the holders of at least two-thirds of the JCIC Ordinary Shares represented in person, virtually or by proxy and entitled to vote thereon and who vote at the extraordinary general meeting.

 

   

Merger Proposal: The approval of the Merger Proposal requires a special resolution under Cayman Islands law, being the affirmative vote of the holders of at least two-thirds of the JCIC Ordinary Shares represented in person, virtually or by proxy and entitled to vote thereon and who vote at the extraordinary general meeting.

 

   

Share Capital Proposal: The approval of the Share Capital Proposal may be approved by an ordinary resolution under Cayman Islands law, being the affirmative vote of the holders of a majority of the JCIC Ordinary Shares represented in person, virtually or by proxy and entitled to vote thereon and who vote at the extraordinary general meeting.

 

   

Organizational Documents Proposal: The approval of the Organizational Documents Proposal requires a special resolution under Cayman Islands law, being the affirmative vote of the holders of at least two-thirds of the JCIC Ordinary Shares represented in person, virtually or by proxy and entitled to vote thereon and who vote at the extraordinary general meeting.

 

   

Non-Binding Governance Proposals: The Non-Binding Governance Proposals are constituted of non-binding advisory proposals, and require an ordinary resolution under Cayman Island law, being the affirmative vote of the holders of a majority of the JCIC Ordinary Shares represented in person, virtually or by proxy and entitled to vote thereon and who vote at the extraordinary general meeting.

 

   

Incentive Plan Proposal: The approval of the Incentive Plan Proposal may be approved by an ordinary resolution under Cayman Islands law, being the affirmative vote of the holders of a majority of the JCIC Ordinary Shares represented in person, virtually or by proxy and entitled to vote thereon and who vote at the extraordinary general meeting.

 

   

ESPP Proposal: The approval of the ESPP Proposal may be approved by an ordinary resolution under Cayman Islands law, being the affirmative vote of the holders of a majority of the JCIC Ordinary Shares represented in person, virtually or by proxy and entitled to vote thereon and who vote at the extraordinary general meeting.

 

   

Adjournment Proposal: The approval of the Adjournment Proposal requires an ordinary resolution under Cayman Islands law, being the affirmative vote of the holders of a majority of the JCIC Ordinary Shares represented in person, virtually or by proxy and entitled to vote thereon and who vote at the extraordinary general meeting.

Redemption Rights

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Business Combination is consummated. As a holder of JCIC Class A Ordinary Shares, you will be entitled to receive cash for any JCIC Class A Ordinary Shares to be redeemed only if you:

 

  (i)

hold JCIC Class A Ordinary Shares;

 

  (ii)

submit a written request to Continental, JCIC’s transfer agent, in which you (i) request that JCIC redeem all or a portion of your JCIC Class A Ordinary Shares for cash, and (ii) identify yourself as the beneficial holder of the JCIC Class A Ordinary Shares and provide your legal name, phone number and address; and

 

  (iii)

deliver your JCIC Class A Ordinary Shares to Continental, JCIC’s transfer agent, physically or electronically through DTC.

Holders must complete the procedures for electing to redeem their JCIC Class A Ordinary Shares in the manner described above prior to 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, on [], 2022 (two business days before the extraordinary general meeting) in order for their shares to be redeemed.

The redemption rights include the requirement that a holder must identify itself in writing as a beneficial holder and provide its legal name, phone number and address to Continental in order to validly redeem its shares. JCIC’s public shareholders may elect to redeem all or a portion of the public shares held by them regardless of if or how they vote in respect of the Business Combination Proposal. If the Business Combination is not consummated, the public shares will be returned to the respective holder, broker or bank. If the Business Combination is consummated, and if a public shareholder properly exercises its right to redeem all or a portion of the public shares that it holds and timely delivers its shares to Continental, JCIC’s transfer agent, JCIC will redeem such public shares for a per-share price, payable in cash, equal to the pro rata portion of the Trust Account, calculated as of two business days prior to the consummation of the Business Combination. For illustrative purposes, as of [●], 2022, this would have amounted to approximately $[●] per issued and outstanding public share. If a public shareholder exercises its redemption rights in full, then it will be electing to exchange its JCIC Class A Ordinary Shares for cash and will no longer own JCIC Class A Ordinary Shares.

If you hold the shares in “street name,” you will have to coordinate with your broker to have your shares certificated or delivered electronically. Shares that have not been tendered (either physically or electronically) in accordance with these procedures will not be redeemed for cash. There is a nominal cost associated with this tendering process and the act of certificating the shares or delivering them through DTC’s DWAC system. The transfer agent will typically charge the tendering broker $80 and it would be up to the broker whether or not to pass this cost on to the redeeming shareholder. In the event the proposed Business Combination is not consummated this may result in an additional cost to shareholders for the return of their shares.

Any written request for redemption, once made by a holder of JCIC Class A Ordinary Shares, may not be withdrawn once submitted to JCIC unless the JCIC Board determines (in its sole discretion) to permit the withdrawal of such redemption request (which it may do in whole or in part). If you submit a redemption request to Continental, JCIC’s transfer agent, and later decide prior to the extraordinary general meeting not to elect redemption, you may request to withdraw the redemption request. You may make such request by contacting Continental, JCIC’s transfer agent, at the phone number or address listed in see “Questions and answers — Q: Who can help answer my questions?

Any corrected or changed written exercise of redemption rights must be received by Continental, JCIC’s transfer agent, prior to the vote taken on the Business Combination Proposal at the extraordinary general meeting. No request for redemption will be honored unless the holder’s JCIC Class A Ordinary Share certificates (if any) and other redemption forms have been delivered to Continental, JCIC’s transfer agent, physically or electronically through DTC, at least two business days prior to the vote at the extraordinary general meeting.

 

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Notwithstanding the foregoing, a public shareholder, together with any affiliate of such public shareholder or any other person with whom such public shareholder is acting in concert or as a “group” (as defined in Section 13(d)(3) of the Exchange Act), will be restricted from redeeming its JCIC Class A Ordinary Shares with respect to more than an aggregate of 15% of the JCIC Class A Ordinary Shares.

Accordingly, if a public shareholder, alone or acting in concert or as a group, seeks to redeem more than 15% of the JCIC Class A Ordinary Shares, then any such shares in excess of that 15% limit would not be redeemed for cash.

The Sponsor Persons have agreed to, among other things, vote all of their founder shares and any other JCIC Class A Ordinary Shares purchased during JCIC’s initial public offering in favor of the proposals being presented at the extraordinary general meeting and waive their redemption rights with respect to such shares in connection with the consummation of the Business Combination. The JCIC Class B Ordinary Shares held by the Sponsor Persons will be excluded from the pro rata calculation used to determine the per-share redemption price. As of the date of this proxy statement/prospectus, the Sponsor Persons, collectively, own approximately 8,625,000 of the issued and outstanding JCIC Ordinary Shares.

The closing price of JCIC Class A Ordinary Shares on [●], 2022 was $[●]. For illustrative purposes, as of [●], 2022, funds in the Trust Account plus accrued interest thereon totaled approximately $[●] or approximately $[●] per issued and outstanding JCIC Class A Ordinary Share.

Prior to exercising redemption rights, JCIC’s public shareholders should verify the market price of JCIC Class A Ordinary Shares as they may receive higher proceeds from the sale of their JCIC Class A Ordinary Shares in the public market than from exercising their redemption rights if the market price per share is higher than the redemption price. JCIC cannot assure its shareholders that they will be able to sell their JCIC Class A Ordinary Shares in the open market, even if the market price per share is higher than the redemption price stated above, as there may not be sufficient liquidity in its securities when its shareholders wish to sell their shares.

Appraisal Rights

Neither JCIC’s shareholders nor JCIC’s warrant holders have appraisal rights in connection with the Business Combination under the Cayman Islands Companies Law. JCIC’s shareholders may be entitled to give notice to JCIC prior to the meeting that they wish to dissent to the Third Merger and to receive payment of fair market value for his or her JCIC shares if they follow the procedures set out in the Cayman Islands Companies Act, noting that any such dissention rights may be limited pursuant to Section 239 of the Cayman Islands Companies Act which states that no such dissention rights shall be available in respect of shares of any class for which an open market exists on a recognized stock exchange at the expiry date of the period allowed for written notice of an election to dissent provided that the merger consideration constitutes inter alia shares of any company which at the effective date of the Third Merger are listed on a national securities exchange. It is JCIC’s view that such fair market value would equal the amount which JCIC shareholders would obtain if they exercise their redemption rights as described herein.

Proxy Solicitation

Proxies may be solicited by mail, telephone or in person. JCIC has engaged [●] to assist in the solicitation of proxies.

If a shareholder grants a proxy, it may still vote its shares in person if it revokes its proxy before the extraordinary general meeting. A shareholder also may change its vote by submitting a later-dated proxy as described in the section entitled “Extraordinary general meeting of JCIC—Revoking Your Proxy.”

 

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Interests of JCIC’s Directors and Executive Officers in the Business Combination

When you consider the recommendation of the JCIC Board in favor of approval of the Business Combination Proposal, you should keep in mind that the Sponsor Persons, including JCIC’s directors and executive officers, have interests in such proposal that are different from, or in addition to, those of JCIC’s shareholders generally. These interests include, among other things, the interests listed below:

 

   

Substantially concurrently with the consummation of the IPO, JCIC completed the private sale (the “Private Placement”) of 9,400,000 warrants (the “Private Placement Warrants”) at a purchase price of $1.00 per Private Placement Warrant, to Sponsor, generating gross proceeds to JCIC of approximately $9,400,000. If JCIC does not consummate a business combination by January 26, 2023 (or if such date is extended at a duly called extraordinary general meeting, such later date), it would cease all operations except for the purpose of winding up, redeeming all of the outstanding public shares for cash and, subject to the approval of its remaining shareholders and the JCIC Board, dissolving and liquidating, subject in each case to its obligations under the Cayman Islands Companies Act (As Revised) to provide for the claims of creditors and the requirements of other applicable law. In such event, the 8,625,000 JCIC Class B Ordinary Shares collectively owned by the Sponsor Persons would be worthless because following the redemption of the public shares, JCIC would likely have few, if any, net assets and because the Sponsor Persons have agreed to waive their respective rights to liquidating dissolutions from the Trust Account in respect of any JCIC Class A Ordinary Shares and JCIC Class B Ordinary Shares held by them, as applicable, if JCIC fails to complete a business combination within the required period. Additionally, in such event, the 9,400,000 JCIC Private Placement Warrants purchased by the Sponsor simultaneously with the consummation of JCIC’s IPO for an aggregate purchase price of $9,400,000 will also expire worthless. Certain of JCIC’s directors and officers, including Jeffrey E. Kelter and Robert F. Savage, also have a direct or indirect economic interest in such JCIC Private Placement Warrants and the 8,550,000 JCIC Class B Ordinary Shares owned by the Sponsor.

 

   

If JCIC is unable to complete a business combination within the required time period, the aggregate dollar amount of non-reimbursable funds the Sponsor and its affiliates, including [●], have at risk that depends on completion of a business combination is $[●], comprised of (a) $25,000 representing the aggregate purchase price paid for the JCIC Class B Ordinary Shares, (b) $9,400,000 representing the aggregate purchase price paid for the Private Placement Warrants, (c) [●] of unpaid expenses incurred by the Sponsor and JCIC’s officers and directors and their affiliates in connection with the administrative services agreement as of the date hereof and (d) [●] representing amounts owed under the Promissory Note.

 

   

The 8,625,000 shares of New Bridger Common Stock into which the 8,625,000 JCIC Class B Ordinary Shares collectively held by the Sponsor Persons will automatically convert in connection with the Business Combination, if unrestricted and freely tradeable, would have had an aggregate market value of $[●] based upon the closing price of $[●] per JCIC Class A Ordinary Share on the Nasdaq on [●], 2022, the most recent practicable date prior to the date of this proxy statement/prospectus. The 9,400,000 New Bridger Warrants into which the 9,400,000 JCIC Private Placement Warrants held by Sponsor will automatically convert in connection with the assumption of the Warrant Agreement, if unrestricted and freely tradeable, would have had an aggregate market value of $[●] based upon the closing price of $[●] per JCIC Warrant on NASDAQ on [●], 2022, the most recent practicable date prior to the date of this proxy statement/prospectus.

 

   

JCIC’s executive officers and directors, or any of their respective affiliates, including the Sponsor and other entities affiliated with JCIC and the Sponsor, will be reimbursed for any out-of-pocket expenses incurred in connection with activities on JCIC’s behalf, such as identifying potential target businesses and performing due diligence on suitable business combinations (including the Business Combination).

 

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In the event that JCIC fails to consummate a business combination within the prescribed time frame (pursuant to the Cayman Constitutional Documents), or upon the exercise of a redemption right in connection with the Business Combination, JCIC will be required to provide for payment of claims of creditors that were not waived that may be brought against JCIC within the ten years following such redemption. In order to protect the amounts held in JCIC’s Trust Account, the Sponsor has agreed that it will be liable to JCIC if and to the extent any claims by a third party (other than JCIC’s independent auditors) for services rendered or products sold to JCIC, or a prospective target business with which JCIC has discussed entering into a transaction agreement, reduce the amount of funds in the Trust Account to below the lesser of (i) $10.00 per public share and (ii) 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 that may be withdrawn to pay JCIC’s tax obligations, provided that such liability will not apply to any claims by a third-party or prospective target business that executed a waiver of any and all rights to seek access to the Trust Account nor will it apply to any claims under JCIC’s indemnity of the underwriters of this offering against certain liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act.

 

   

The Sponsor has advanced funds to JCIC for working capital purposes, including $800,000 as of August 10, 2022. These outstanding advances have been documented in a promissory note, dated as of February 16, 2022 (the “Promissory Note”) issued by JCIC to the Sponsor, pursuant to which JCIC may borrow up to $1,500,000 from the Sponsor (including those amounts which are currently outstanding). The Promissory Note is non-interest bearing, unsecured and due and payable in full on the earlier of the date JCIC consummates its initial business combination and the winding up of JCIC. If JCIC does not complete its initial business combination within the required period, it may use a portion of its working capital held outside the Trust Account to repay such advances and any other working capital advances made to JCIC, but no proceeds held in the Trust Account would be used to repay such advances and any other working capital advances made to JCIC, and such related party may not be able to recover the value it has loaned to JCIC and any other working capital advances it may make.

 

   

Pursuant to the A&R Registration Rights Agreement, the Sponsor and certain related parties will have customary registration rights, including piggy-back rights, subject to cooperation and cut-back provisions with respect to the shares of New Bridger Common Stock and New Bridger Warrants held by such parties following the consummation of the Business Combination. See “Certain Relationships and Related Person Transactions — JCIC.”

The Sponsor (including its representatives and affiliates) and JCIC’s directors and officers, are, or may in the future become, affiliated with entities that are engaged in a similar business to JCIC. The Sponsor and JCIC’s directors and officers are not prohibited from sponsoring, or otherwise becoming involved with, any other blank check companies prior to JCIC completing its initial business combination. Moreover, certain of JCIC’s directors and officers have time and attention requirements for investment funds of which affiliates of the Sponsor are the investment managers. JCIC’s directors and officers also may become aware of business opportunities which may be appropriate for presentation to JCIC, and the other entities to which they owe certain fiduciary or contractual duties. Accordingly, they may have had conflicts of interest in determining to which entity a particular business opportunity should be presented. These conflicts may not be resolved in JCIC’s favor and such potential business opportunities may be presented to other entities prior to their presentation to JCIC, subject to applicable fiduciary duties under the Cayman Islands Companies Act. JCIC’s Cayman Constitutional Documents provide that JCIC renounces its interest in any corporate opportunity offered to any director or officer of JCIC unless such opportunity is expressly offered to such person solely in his or her capacity as a director or officer of JCIC and it is an opportunity that JCIC is able to complete on a reasonable basis. This provision in JCIC’s Cayman Constitutional Documents may present a conflict of interest in the event that a director or officer of JCIC is offered a corporate opportunity in a capacity other than his or her capacity as a director or officer of JCIC that is

 

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suitable for JCIC. JCIC does not believe that such potential conflict of interest impacted JCIC’s search for a business combination target.

JCIC’s existing directors and officers will be eligible for continued indemnification and continued coverage under JCIC’s directors’ and officers’ liability insurance after the Merger and pursuant to the Merger Agreement.

The Sponsor has agreed to vote all the founder shares and any other public shares purchased during or after JCIC’s initial public offering in favor of the Business Combination, regardless of how our public shareholders vote. Unlike some other blank check companies in which the initial shareholders agree to vote their shares in accordance with the majority of the votes cast by the public shareholders in connection with an initial business combination, the Sponsor Persons have agreed to, among other things, vote in favor of the Condition Precedent Proposals. As of the date of this proxy statement/prospectus, the Sponsor Persons own 20% of the issued and outstanding JCIC Ordinary Shares.

The Sponsor and JCIC’s directors, officers, advisors or their respective affiliates may purchase shares or warrants in privately negotiated transactions or in the open market either prior to or following the completion of the Business Combination. However, they have no current commitments, plans or intentions to engage in any such transactions and have not formulated any terms or conditions for any such transactions. None of the funds in the Trust Account will be used to purchase shares or warrants in such transactions. If they engage in such transactions, they will not make any such purchases when they are in possession of any material non-public information not disclosed to the seller or if such purchases are prohibited by Regulation M under the Exchange Act or other federal securities laws. Such a purchase may include a contractual acknowledgement that such shareholder, although still the record holder of JCIC’s shares, is no longer the beneficial owner thereof and therefore agrees not to exercise its redemption rights.

In the event that the Sponsor or JCIC’s directors, officers, advisors or their affiliates purchase shares in privately negotiated transactions from public shareholders who have already elected to exercise their redemption rights, such selling shareholders would be required to revoke their prior elections to redeem their shares.

The purpose of such purchases would be to ensure that JCIC’s net tangible assets are at least $5,000,001, where it appears that such requirement would otherwise not be met. The purpose of any such purchases of warrants could be to reduce the number of warrants outstanding or to vote such warrants on any matters submitted to the warrant holders for approval in connection with the Business Combination. Any such purchases of our securities may result in the completion of the Business Combination that may not otherwise have been possible.

In addition, if such purchases are made, the public “float” of JCIC Class A Ordinary Shares may be reduced and the number of beneficial holders of our securities may be reduced, which may make it difficult to maintain or obtain the quotation, listing or trading of our securities on a national securities exchange.

The Sponsor and JCIC’s officers, directors and/or their affiliates anticipate that they may identify the shareholders with whom the Sponsor or JCIC’s officers, directors or their affiliates may pursue privately negotiated purchases by either the shareholders contacting us directly or by our receipt of redemption requests submitted by shareholders (in the case of Class A Ordinary Shares) following our mailing of proxy materials in connection with the Business Combination. To the extent that the Sponsor or JCIC’s officers, directors, advisors or their affiliates enter into a private purchase, they would identify and contact only potential selling shareholders who have expressed their election to redeem their shares for a pro rata share of the Trust Account or vote against the Business Combination but only if such shares have not already been voted at the extraordinary general meeting. The Sponsor and JCIC’s officers, directors, advisors or their affiliates will only purchase shares if such purchases comply with Regulation M under the Exchange Act and the other federal securities laws.

 

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To the extent that the Sponsor or JCIC’s officers, directors, advisors or their affiliates enter into any such private purchase, prior to the extraordinary general meeting JCIC will file a current report on Form 8-K to disclose (1) the amount of securities purchased in any such purchases, along with the purchase price; (2) the purpose of any such purchases; (3) the impact, if any, of any such purchases on the likelihood that the business combination transaction will be approved; (4) the identities or the nature of the security holders (e.g., 5% security holders) who sold their securities in any such purchases; and (5) the number of securities for which JCIC has received redemption requests pursuant to its shareholders’ redemption rights in connection with the Business Combination.

Any purchases by the Sponsor or JCIC’s officers, directors and/or their affiliates who are affiliated purchasers under Rule 10b-18 under the Exchange Act will only be made to the extent such purchases are able to be made in compliance with Rule 10b-18, which is a safe harbor from liability for manipulation under Section 9(a)(2) and Rule 10b-5 of the Exchange Act. Rule 10b-18 has certain technical requirements that must be complied with in order for the safe harbor to be available to the purchaser. The Sponsor and JCIC’s officers, directors and/or their affiliates will not make purchases of JCIC Class A Ordinary Shares if the purchases would violate Section 9(a)(2) or Rule 10b-5 of the Exchange Act.

The existence of financial and personal interests of one or more of JCIC’s directors may result in a conflict of interest on the part of such director(s) between what he, she or they may believe is in the best interests of JCIC and its shareholders and what he, she or they may believe is best for himself, herself or themselves in determining to recommend that shareholders vote for the proposals. In addition, JCIC’s officers have interests in the Business Combination that may conflict with your interests as a shareholder. See the section entitled “Shareholder Proposal No. 1 — The Business Combination Proposal — Interests of JCIC’s Directors and Executive Officers in the Business Combination” for a further discussion of these considerations.

Interests of Bridger Directors and Executive Officers in the Business Combination

Bridger’s directors and executive officers have interests in the Business Combination that are different from, or in addition to, those of Bridgers’s equityholders. The Bridger Board was aware of and considered these interests, among other matters, in reaching the determination to approve the terms of the Business Combination. These interests include, among other things, the interests listed below:

 

   

Certain of Bridger’s directors and executive officers are expected to become directors and/or executive officers of New Bridger upon the closing of the Business Combination. Specifically, the following individuals who are currently executive officers of Bridger are expected to become executive officers of New Bridger upon the closing of the Business Combination, serving in the offices set forth opposite their names below:

 

Name

 

Position

Timothy Sheehy   Chief Executive Officer
McAndrew Rudisill   Chief Investment Officer
Darren Wilkins   Chief Operating Officer
James Muchmore  

Chief Legal Officer and Executive Vice President

 

   

In addition, the following individuals who are currently members of the board of directors of Bridger are expected to become members of the New Bridger Board upon the closing of the Business Combination: Timothy Sheehy, Matthew Sheehy, McAndrew Rudisill, Todd Hirsch and Debra Coleman.

 

   

Darren Wilkins and Debra Coleman each hold 202,020.20 Incentive Units. In connection with the Business Combination, these Incentive Units will be converted into a right to receive the Company

 

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Transaction Consideration in accordance with the terms of the Limited Liability Company Agreement of BAGM, pursuant to which such portion of the Company Transaction Consideration will be subject to the same vesting conditions as currently applied to the Incentive Units.

 

   

Certain members of the board of directors of Bridger and the officers of Bridger beneficially own, directly or indirectly, Bridger Common Shares, and will be entitled to receive a portion of the consideration contemplated by the Merger Agreement upon the consummation of the Business Combination. See the section entitled “Beneficial Ownership of Securities” for a further discussion of the equity interests of Bridger’s directors and named executive officers in the Business Combination.

 

   

In connection with the Business Combination, New Bridger intends to grant transaction bonuses to the following executive officers and directors: $3,372,500 for Timothy Sheehy with $2,300,000 payable at the Closing and $1,072,500 payable by July 2023, $290,000 for Darren Wilkins with $225,000 payable at the Closing and $65,000 payable by July 2023, $2,372,500 for McAndrew Rudisill with $1,300,000 payable at the Closing and $1,072,500 payable by July 2023, $1,903,750 for James Muchmore with $1,400,000 payable at the Closing and $503,750 payable by July 2023, and $1,662,500 for Matthew Sheehy with $1,500,000 payable at the Closing and $162,500 payable by July 2023.

 

   

In connection with but prior to the closing of the Business Combination, Bridger will adopt the Omnibus Incentive Plan and intends to make New Award Grants consisting of restricted stock unit awards to certain of its then-current executive officers, senior management team and directors, which Bridger expects will include Timothy Sheehy, Matthew Sheehy, McAndrew Rudisill, James Muchmore and Darren Wilkins. The number of such New Award Grants in the aggregate will be set to be approximately 10% of the New Bridger Common Stock expected to be outstanding immediately after the Closing, after taking into account redemptions by JCIC’s public shareholders. Additional details regarding these New Award Grants are described in the section entitled “Incentive Plan Proposal – New Plan Benefits Table.”

Recommendation to Shareholders of JCIC

The JCIC Board believes that the Business Combination Proposal and the other proposals to be presented at the extraordinary general meeting are in the best interest of JCIC’s shareholders and unanimously recommends that its shareholders vote “FOR” the Business Combination Proposal, “FOR” the Organizational Documents Proposal, “FOR” the Non-Binding Governance Proposals, “FOR” the Incentive Plan Proposal, “FOR” the ESPP Proposal, and “FOR” the Adjournment Proposal, in each case, if presented to the extraordinary general meeting.

The existence of financial and personal interests of one or more of JCIC’s directors may result in a conflict of interest on the part of such director(s) between what he, she or they may believe is in the best interests of JCIC and its shareholders and what he, she or they may believe is best for himself, herself or themselves in determining to recommend that shareholders vote for the proposals. In addition, JCIC’s officers have interests in the Business Combination that may conflict with your interests as a shareholder. See the section entitled “Shareholder Proposal No. 1 — The Business Combination Proposal—Interests of JCIC’s Directors and Executive Officers in the Business Combination” for a further discussion of these considerations.

Sources and Uses of Funds for the Business Combination

The following table summarizes the sources and uses for funding the Business Combinations. These figures assume (i) that no public shareholders exercise their redemption rights in connection with the Business Combination and (ii) that New Bridger issues 39,554,735 shares of New Bridger Common Stock and 315,789 shares of New Bridger Series A Preferred Stock to Existing Bridger Equityholders. If the actual facts are different from these assumptions, then the amounts and shares outstanding after the Closing will be different and those changes could be material.

 

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No Redemptions Scenario

 

Sources

    

Uses

 
(in millions)  
Cash and investments held in Trust Account(1)     345.1      Cash to balance sheet     313.0  
Existing Bridger Equityholders — equity rollover(2)     724.6      Transaction expenses(3)     32.1  
     Existing Bridger Equityholders — equity rollover(2)     724.6  
 

 

 

      

 

 

 

Total sources

    1,069.7      Total uses     1,069.7  
 

 

 

      

 

 

 

Maximum Redemptions Scenario

 

Sources

    

Uses

 
(in millions)  
Cash and investments held in Trust Account(1)     345.1      Cash to balance sheet     —    
Existing Bridger Equityholders — equity rollover(2)     724.6      Redemptions     345.1  
     Existing Bridger Equityholders — equity rollover(2)     724.6  
 

 

 

      

 

 

 

Total sources

    1,069.7      Total uses     1,069.7  
 

 

 

      

 

 

 

 

(1)

Calculated as of March 31, 2022.

(2)

Based on the Net Equity Value.

(3)

Reflects the cash disbursement for the preliminary estimated direct and incremental transaction costs of $32.1 million incurred by JCIC, New Bridger and Bridger prior to, or concurrent with, the Closing, including the remaining $6.0 million deferred underwriting fees related to the JCIC initial public offering after the waiver by J.P. Morgan Securities LLC upon its resignation, the expected $1 million outstanding balance on the promissory note between JCIC and the Sponsor at the Closing and estimated $10.3 million cash bonuses may be payable by New Bridger to Bridger employees and executives contingent upon the Closing. The maximum redemptions scenario assumes immediate conversion of the $1.0 million promissory note between JCIC and the Sponsor to shares of New Bridger Common Stock at the Closing and payment of transaction expenses out of Bridger cash on hand at Closing.

Material U.S. Federal Income Tax Consequences

For a discussion summarizing the material U.S. federal income tax consequences of the exercise of redemption rights to JCIC shareholders, please see “Material U.S. Federal Income Tax Consequences.”

Expected Accounting Treatment

The Business Combination

We expect the Business Combination to be accounted for as a reverse recapitalization in accordance with GAAP. Under this method of accounting, JCIC is expected to be treated as the “acquired” company for financial reporting purposes. Accordingly, for accounting purposes, the financial statements of New Bridger will represent a continuation of the financial statements of Bridger with the Business Combination treated as the equivalent of Bridger issuing stock for the net assets of JCIC, accompanied by a recapitalization. The net assets of JCIC will be stated at historical cost, with no goodwill or other intangible assets recorded. Operations prior to the Business Combination will be those of Bridger in future reports of New Bridger. See the section entitled “Business Combination Proposal — Expected Accounting Treatment of the Business Combination.”

Risk Factors

In evaluating the proposals set forth in this proxy statement/prospectus, you should carefully read this proxy statement/prospectus, including the Annexes, and especially consider the factors discussed in the section titled “Risk Factors.” The occurrence of one or more of the events or the circumstances described in the section titled “Risk Factors,” alone or in combination with other events or circumstances, may adversely affect JCIC’s and

 

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Bridger’s ability to complete or realize the anticipated benefits of the Business Combination, and may have a material adverse effect on the business, cash flows, financial condition or results of operations of New Bridger. These risks include the following:

 

   

The Sponsor Persons have agreed to vote in favor of the Business Combination, regardless of how JCIC’s public shareholders vote.

 

   

Since the Sponsor and JCIC’s directors and executive officers have interests that are different, or in addition to (and which may conflict with), the interests of JCIC’s shareholders, a conflict of interest may have existed in determining whether the Business Combination with Bridger is appropriate as JCIC’s initial business combination. Such interests include that Sponsor will lose its entire investment in JCIC if the business combination is not completed.

 

   

Following the consummation of the Business Combination, New Bridger’s only significant asset will be its ownership interest in Bridger.

 

   

If third parties bring claims against JCIC, the proceeds held in the trust account could be reduced and the per-share redemption amount received by shareholders may be less than $10.00 per share.

 

   

JCIC’s shareholders may be held liable for claims by third parties against JCIC to the extent of distributions received by them upon redemption of their shares.

 

   

JCIC’s public shareholders will experience immediate dilution as a consequence of the issuance of New Bridger Common Stock as consideration in the Business Combination and due to future issuances pursuant to the Omnibus Incentive Plan.

 

   

Warrants will become exercisable for New Bridger Common Stock, which would increase the number of shares eligible for future resale in the public market and result in dilution to JCIC’s shareholders.

 

   

The combined company does not currently intend to pay dividends on its common stock.

 

   

Future sales of shares of the combined company’s common stock may depress its stock price.

 

   

Bridger’s operation of aircraft involves a degree of inherent risk, and the combined company could suffer losses and adverse publicity stemming from any accident, whether related to the combined company or not, involving aircraft, helicopters, or commercial drones similar to the assets it uses in the combined company’s operations.

 

   

Bridger’s business is inherently risky in that it is fighting forest fires which are powerful and unpredictable.

 

   

The unavailability of an aircraft due to loss, mechanical failure, lack of pilots or mechanical personnel, especially one of the Viking Air CL-415EAFs (a Super Scooper), would result in lower operating revenues for Bridger for a period of time that cannot be determined and would likely be prolonged.

 

   

Inability to source and hire personnel with appropriate skills and experience would inhibit operations.

 

   

The development of superior alternative firefighting tactics or technology could reduce demand for Bridger’s services.

 

   

Bridger relies on its information technology systems to manage numerous aspects of its business. A cyber-based attack of these systems could disrupt Bridger’s ability to deliver services to its customers and could lead to increased overhead costs, decreased sales, and harm to its reputation.

 

   

Any failure to offer high-quality aerial firefighting services to customers may harm Bridger’s relationships with its customers and could adversely affect its reputation, brand, business, financial condition, and results of operations.

 

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Bridger is subject to risks associated with climate change, including the potential increased impacts of severe weather events on its operations and infrastructure, and changes in weather patterns may result in lower demand for its services if such changes result in a reduced risk of wildfires.

 

   

Bridger is highly dependent on its senior management team and other highly skilled personnel with unique skills.

 

   

Bridger lacks diversification with respect to its fire suppression aircraft.

 

   

There is a seasonal fluctuation in the need to fight forest fires based upon location. A significant portion of Bridger’s total revenue currently occurs during the second and third quarters of the year due to the North American fire season.

 

   

The substantial majority of Bridger’s revenue currently is concentrated in the Western United States.

 

   

The aerial firefighting industry may not grow as expected.

 

   

In the future, there may be other businesses or government entities who attempt to provide the services that Bridger provides.

 

   

Bridger has government customers, which subjects the business to risks including early termination, audits, investigations, sanctions and penalties. Bridger is also subject to regulations applicable to government contractors which increase its operating costs and if it fails to comply, could result in the termination of its contracts with government entities.

 

   

Bridger depends significantly on U.S. government contracts, which often are only partially funded, subject to immediate termination, and heavily regulated and audited.

 

   

Any future international expansion strategy will subject Bridger to additional costs and risks.

 

   

Bridger relies on a few large customers for a majority of its business, and the loss of any of these customers, significant changes in the prices, marketing allowances or other important terms provided to any of these customers or adverse developments with respect to the financial condition of these customers could materially reduce its net income and operating results.

 

   

Bridger relies on a limited number of suppliers for certain raw materials and supplied components. Bridger may not be able to obtain sufficient raw materials or supplied components to meet its maintenance or operating needs or obtain such materials on favorable terms or at all.

 

   

There is a limited supply of new CL-415EAF aircraft to purchase, and an inability to purchase additional CL-415EAF aircraft could impede Bridger’s ability to increase its revenue and net income.

 

   

Bridger currently relies and will continue to rely on third-party partners to provide and store the parts and components required to service and maintain its aircrafts, and to supply critical components and systems, which exposes the business to a number of risks and uncertainties outside its control.

 

   

Bridger may require substantial additional funding to finance its operations and growth strategy, but adequate additional financing may not be available when it needs it, on acceptable terms, or at all.

 

   

Any acquisitions, partnerships or joint ventures that Bridger enters into could disrupt its operations and have a material adverse effect on its business, financial condition and results of operations.

 

   

Bridger’s systems, aircrafts, technologies and services and related equipment may have shorter useful lives than it anticipates.

 

   

Bridger has a substantial amount of debt and servicing future interests or principal payments may impair its ability to operate the business or require Bridger to change its business strategy to accommodate the repayment of its debt.

 

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Bridger has incurred significant losses since inception, and it may not be able to achieve, maintain or increase profitability or positive cash flow.

 

   

The requirements of being a public company may strain Bridger’s resources, divert its management’s attention and affect its ability to attract and retain additional executive management and qualified board members.

 

   

Bridger’s management team has limited experience managing a public company.

 

   

Bridger has identified material weaknesses in its internal control over financial reporting.

 

   

The price of New Bridger Common Stock may fluctuate substantially and may not be sustained.

 

   

New Bridger Common Stock is subject to restrictions on ownership by non-U.S. citizens, which could require divestiture by non-U.S. citizen stockholders.

 

   

Bridger may issue additional shares of common stock or other equity securities, which would dilute holders’ ownership interest in the business and may depress the market price of its common stock.

 

   

There can be no assurance that Bridger will be able to comply with the continued listing standards of the NASDAQ.

 

   

The holders of the New Bridger Series A Preferred Stock will have rights, preferences and privileges that are not held by, and are preferential to, the rights of holders of New Bridger Common Stock.

 

   

The COVID-19 pandemic or other future global health emergencies may materially and adversely impact Bridger’s business.

 

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RISK FACTORS

Risks Related to the Business Combination and JCIC

Unless the context otherwise requires, throughout this subsection, references to “we,” “us,” “our” and “the Company” refer to JCIC.

JCIC has no operating history and its results of operations and those of New Bridger may differ significantly from the unaudited pro forma financial data included in this proxy statement/prospectus.

JCIC is a blank check company, and it has no operating history or results.

This proxy statement/prospectus includes unaudited pro forma combined financial statements for JCIC and Bridger. The unaudited pro forma condensed combined balance sheet as of March 31, 2022 combines the historical unaudited condensed balance sheet of JCIC as of March 31, 2022 with the historical unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheet of Bridger as of March 31, 2022 on a pro forma basis as if the Business Combination, other related events contemplated by the Transaction Agreements (“Other Related Events”) and other financing and reorganization events (“Other Financing and Reorganization Events”) (in each case, as described further in the section entitled “Unaudited Pro Forma Condensed Combined Financial Information” of this proxy statement/prospectus), had been consummated on March 31, 2022. The unaudited pro forma condensed combined statements of operations for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and for the year ended December 31, 2021 combine the historical unaudited condensed statements of operations of JCIC for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and for the year ended December 31, 2021 and the historical unaudited condensed consolidated statements of operations of Bridger for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and for the year ended December 31, 2021 on a pro forma basis as if the Business Combination, Other Related Events and Other Financing and Reorganization Events had been consummated on January 1, 2021, the beginning of the earliest period presented.

The unaudited pro forma combined financial information is based upon, and should be read together with the accompanying notes to the unaudited pro forma combined financial statements, the audited financial statements of JCIC and related notes, the Bridger audited consolidated financial statements and related notes, the sections of this proxy statement/prospectus entitled “JCIC Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” “Bridger Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and other financial information included elsewhere in this proxy statement/prospectus. The unaudited pro forma combined financial information has been presented for informational purposes only and is not necessarily indicative of what Bridger’s financial position or results of operations would have been had the Business Combination and related transactions been completed as of the dates indicated. In addition, the unaudited pro forma combined financial information does not purport to project the future financial position or operating results of the combined company following the consummation of the Business Combination. For more information, see the section entitled “Unaudited Pro Forma Condensed Combined Financial Information of JCIC and Bridger.”

The Sponsor Persons have agreed to vote in favor of the Business Combination, regardless of how JCIC’s public shareholders vote.

Unlike some other blank check companies in which the initial shareholders agree to vote their founder shares in accordance with the majority of the votes cast by the public shareholders in connection with an initial business combination, the Sponsor Persons have agreed to, among other things, vote in favor of the Merger Agreement and the transactions contemplated thereby. As of the date of this proxy statement/prospectus, the Sponsor Persons own 20% of the issued and outstanding JCIC Ordinary Shares.

 

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JCIC may not be able to complete the Business Combination or any other business combination within the prescribed timeframe, in which case JCIC would cease all operations, except for the purpose of winding up, and JCIC would redeem the JCIC Class A Ordinary Shares and liquidate.

If JCIC does not complete an initial business combination by January 26, 2023, it must cease operations and redeem 100% of the outstanding JCIC Class A Ordinary Shares. JCIC may not be able to consummate the Business Combination or any other business combination by such date. If JCIC has not completed any initial business combination by such date (or if such date is extended at a duly called extraordinary general meeting, such later date), it 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 JCIC Class A Ordinary Shares, at a per-share price, payable in cash, equal to the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account, including interest (which interest shall be net of taxes payable) divided by the number of then outstanding JCIC Class A Ordinary Shares, which redemption will completely extinguish the rights of holders of JCIC Class A Ordinary Shares as shareholders (including the right to receive further liquidation distributions, if any), subject to applicable law, and (iii) as promptly as reasonably possible following such redemption, subject to the approval of JCIC’s remaining shareholders and the JCIC Board, dissolve and liquidate, subject in each case to JCIC’s obligations under Cayman Islands law to provide for claims of creditors and the requirements of other applicable law.

Since the Sponsor and JCIC’s directors and executive officers have interests that are different, or in addition to (and which may conflict with), the interests of our shareholders, a conflict of interest may have existed in determining whether the Business Combination with Bridger is appropriate as our initial business combination. Such interests include that Sponsor will lose its entire investment in us if our business combination is not completed.

When you consider the recommendation of the JCIC Board in favor of approval of the Business Combination Proposal, you should keep in mind that the Sponsor and JCIC’s directors and officers have interests in such proposal that are different from, or in addition to, those of JCIC shareholders and warrant holders generally. These interests include, among other things, the interests listed below:

Prior to JCIC’s initial public offering, the Sponsor purchased 8,625,000 JCIC Class B Ordinary Shares for an aggregate purchase price of $25,000, or approximately $0.003 per share, and Sponsor later transferred 25,000 JCIC Class B Ordinary Shares to each of our independent directors, for no consideration, resulting in an aggregate 8,625,000 Class B Ordinary Shares issued and outstanding, 8,550,000 of which are held by the Sponsor, and 75,000 of which, in the aggregate, are held by our directors. If JCIC does not consummate a business combination by January 26, 2023 (or if such date is extended at a duly called extraordinary general meeting, such later date), it would cease all operations except for the purpose of winding up, redeeming all of the outstanding public shares for cash and, subject to the approval of its remaining shareholders and the JCIC Board, dissolving and liquidating, subject in each case to its obligations under the Cayman Islands Companies Act to provide for claims of creditors and the requirements of other applicable law. In such event, the 8,625,000 JCIC Class B Ordinary Shares collectively owned by the Sponsor and independent members of the JCIC Board would be worthless because following the redemption of the public shares, JCIC would likely have few, if any, net assets and because the Sponsor and JCIC’s directors and officers have agreed to waive their respective rights to liquidating distributions from the Trust Account in respect of any JCIC Class A Ordinary Shares and JCIC Class B Ordinary Shares held by it or them, as applicable, if JCIC fails to complete a business combination within the required period. Additionally, in such event, the 9,400,000 JCIC Private Placement Warrants purchased by the Sponsor simultaneously with the consummation of JCIC’s initial public offering for an aggregate purchase price of $9,400,000 will also expire worthless. The 8,625,000 shares of New Bridger Common Stock into which the 8,625,000 JCIC Class B Ordinary Shares collectively held by the Sponsor Persons will automatically convert in connection with the Merger, if unrestricted and freely tradable, would have had an aggregate market value of $[●] based upon the closing price of $[●] per public share on Nasdaq on [●], 2022, the most recent practicable date prior to the date of this proxy statement/prospectus. The 9,400,000 New Bridger

 

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Warrants into which the 9,400,000 JCIC Private Placement Warrants held by the Sponsor will convert in connection with the Second Merger, if unrestricted and freely tradable, would have had an aggregate market value of $[●] based upon the closing price of $[●] per public warrant on Nasdaq on [●], 2022, the most recent practicable date prior to the date of this proxy statement/prospectus.

If JCIC is unable to complete a business combination within the required time period, the aggregate dollar amount of non-reimbursable funds the Sponsor and its affiliates have at risk that depends on completion of a business combination is $[●], comprised of (a) $25,000 representing the aggregate purchase price paid for the JCIC Class B Ordinary Shares, (b) $9,400,000 representing the aggregate purchase price paid for the Private Placement Warrants, (c) $[●] of unpaid expenses incurred by the Sponsor and JCIC’s officers and directors and their affiliates in connection with the administrative services agreement as of the date hereof and (d) $[●] representing amounts owed under the Promissory Note.

As a result of the low initial purchase price (consisting of $25,000 for the 8,625,000 JCIC Class B Ordinary Shares, or approximately $0.003 per share, and $9,400,000 for the Private Placement Warrants), the Sponsor, its affiliates and JCIC’s management team and advisors stand to earn a positive rate of return or profit on their investment, even if other shareholders, such as JCIC’s public shareholders, experience a negative rate of return because the post-business combination company subsequently declines in value. Thus, the Sponsor, our officers and directors, and their respective affiliates may have more of an economic incentive for us to, rather than liquidate if we fail to complete our initial business combination by January 26, 2023, enter into an initial business combination on potentially less favorable terms with a potentially less favorable, riskier, weaker-performing or financially unstable business, or an entity lacking an established record of revenues or earnings, than would be the case if such parties had paid the full offering price for their Class B ordinary shares.

The Sponsor (including its representatives and affiliates) and JCIC’s directors and officers, are, or may in the future become, affiliated with entities that are engaged in a similar business to JCIC. The Sponsor and JCIC’s directors and officers are not prohibited from sponsoring, or otherwise becoming involved with, any other blank check companies prior to JCIC completing its initial business combination. Moreover, certain of JCIC’s directors and officers have time and attention requirements for investment funds of which affiliates of the Sponsor are the investment managers. JCIC’s directors and officers also may become aware of business opportunities which may be appropriate for presentation to JCIC, and the other entities to which they owe certain fiduciary or contractual duties. Accordingly, they may have had conflicts of interest in determining to which entity a particular business opportunity should be presented. These conflicts may not be resolved in JCIC’s favor and such potential business opportunities may be presented to other entities prior to their presentation to JCIC, subject to applicable fiduciary duties under the Cayman Islands Companies Act. JCIC’s Cayman Constitutional Documents provide that JCIC renounces its interest in any corporate opportunity offered to any director or officer of JCIC unless such opportunity is expressly offered to such person solely in his or her capacity as a director or officer of JCIC and it is an opportunity that JCIC is able to complete on a reasonable basis.

JCIC’s existing directors and officers will be eligible for continued indemnification and continued coverage under JCIC’s directors’ and officers’ liability insurance after the Merger and pursuant to the Merger Agreement.

In the event that JCIC fails to consummate a business combination within the prescribed time frame (pursuant to the Cayman Constitutional Documents), or upon the exercise of a redemption right in connection with the Business Combination, JCIC will be required to provide for payment of claims of creditors that were not waived that may be brought against JCIC within the ten years following such redemption. In order to protect the amounts held in JCIC’s Trust Account, the Sponsor has agreed that it will be liable to JCIC if and to the extent any claims by a third party (other than JCIC’s independent registered public accounting firm) for services rendered or products sold to JCIC, or a prospective target business with which JCIC has discussed entering into a transaction agreement, reduce the amount of funds in the Trust Account to below the lesser of (i) $10.00 per public share or (ii) the actual amount per public share held in the Trust Account as of the date of the liquidation of the Trust Account, due to reductions in value of the trust assets, in each case, net of the amount of interest

 

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which may be withdrawn to pay taxes, except as to any 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 indemnity of the underwriters of JCIC’s initial public offering against certain liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act.

Commencing on the effective date of the prospectus filed in connection with JCIC’s initial public offering, JCIC agreed to reimburse the Sponsor for out-of-pocket expenses through the completion of the Business Combination or JCIC liquidation.

The Sponsor has advanced funds to JCIC for working capital purposes, including $800,000 as of August 10, 2022. These outstanding advances have been documented in a promissory note, dated February 16, 2022 (the “Promissory Note”) issued by JCIC to the Sponsor, pursuant to which JCIC may borrow up to $1,500,000 from the Sponsor (including those amounts which are currently outstanding). The Promissory Note is non-interest bearing, unsecured and due and payable in full on the earlier of the date JCIC consummates its initial business combination and the date that winding up of JCIC is effective. If JCIC does not complete its initial business combination within the required period, it may use a portion of its working capital held outside the Trust Account to repay such advances and any other working capital advances made to JCIC, but no proceeds held in the Trust Account would be used to repay such advances and any other working capital advances made to JCIC, and such related party may not be able to recover the value it has loaned to JCIC and any other working capital advances it may make.

In addition, JCIC’s executive officers and directors, or any of their respective affiliates, including the Sponsor and other entities affiliated with JCIC and the Sponsor, are entitled to reimbursement of any out- of-pocket expenses incurred by them in connection with activities on JCIC’s behalf, such as identifying potential target businesses and performing due diligence on suitable business combinations. There is no cap or ceiling on the reimbursement of out-of-pocket expenses incurred by such persons in connection with activities on JCIC’s behalf. However, if JCIC fails to consummate a business combination by January 26, 2023, they will not have any claim against the Trust Account for reimbursement. JCIC’s officers and directors, and their affiliates, expect to incur (or guaranty) approximately $6.1 million of transaction expenses (excluding the deferred underwriting commissions being held in the Trust Account). Accordingly, JCIC may not be able to reimburse these expenses if the Business Combination or another business combination, is not completed by such date.

Pursuant to the A&R Registration Rights Agreement, the Sponsor will have customary registration rights, including shelf registration and piggy-back rights, subject to cooperation and cut-back provisions with respect to the shares of New Bridger Common Stock and warrants held by such parties following the consummation of the Business Combination.

The existence of financial and personal interests of one or more of JCIC’s directors may result in a conflict of interest on the part of such director(s) between what he, she or they may believe is in the best interests of JCIC and its shareholders and what he, she or they may believe is best for himself, herself or themselves in determining to recommend that shareholders vote for the proposals. In addition, JCIC’s officers have interests in the Business Combination that may conflict with your interests as a shareholder. See the section entitled “Shareholder Proposal No. 1 — The Business Combination Proposal — Interests of JCIC’s Directors and Executive Officers in the Business Combination” for a further discussion of these considerations.

The personal and financial interests of the Sponsor as well as the JCIC Board and officers may have influenced their motivation in identifying and selecting Bridger as a business combination target, completing an initial business combination with Bridger and influencing the operation of the business following the Business Combination. In considering the recommendations of the JCIC Board to vote for the proposals, its shareholders should consider these interests.

 

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The exercise of JCIC’s directors’ and executive officers’ discretion in agreeing to changes or waivers in the terms of the Business Combination may result in a conflict of interest when determining whether such changes to the terms of the Business Combination or waivers of conditions are appropriate and in JCIC’s shareholders’ best interest.

In the period leading up to the Closing, events may occur that, pursuant to the Merger Agreement, would require JCIC to agree to amend the Merger Agreement, to consent to certain actions taken by Bridger or to waive rights to which JCIC is entitled to under the Merger Agreement. Such events could arise because of changes in the course of Bridger’s business or a request by Bridger to undertake actions that would otherwise be prohibited by the terms of the Merger Agreement. In any of such circumstances, it would be at JCIC’s discretion to grant its consent or waive those rights. The existence of financial and personal interests of one or more of the directors described in the preceding risk factors (and described elsewhere in this proxy statement/prospectus) may result in a conflict of interest on the part of such director(s) between what he, she or they may believe is best for JCIC and its shareholders and what he, she or they may believe is best for himself, herself or themselves in determining whether or not to take the requested action. As of the date of this proxy statement/prospectus, JCIC does not believe there will be any changes or waivers that JCIC’s directors and executive officers would be likely to make after shareholder approval of the Business Combination Proposal has been obtained. While certain changes could be made without further shareholder approval, JCIC will circulate a new or amended proxy statement/prospectus and resolicit JCIC’s shareholders if changes to the terms of the transaction that would have a material impact on its shareholders are required prior to the vote on the Business Combination Proposal.

JCIC and Bridger will incur significant transaction and transition costs in connection with the Business Combination.

JCIC and Bridger have both incurred and expect to incur significant, non-recurring costs in connection with consummating the Business Combination and operating as a public company following the consummation of the Business Combination. JCIC and Bridger may also incur additional costs to retain key employees. Certain transaction expenses incurred in connection with the Merger Agreement (including the Business Combination), including all legal, accounting, consulting, investment banking and other fees, expenses and costs, will be paid by JCIC or New Bridger following the closing of the Business Combination. We estimate transaction expenses (including deferred underwriting fees) incurred by JCIC, Bridger and New Bridger will be $12.1 million, $4.6 million and $4.0 million, respectively.

Legal proceedings in connection with the Business Combination or otherwise, the outcomes of which are uncertain, could delay or prevent the completion of the Business Combination.

In connection with business combination transactions similar to the proposed Business Combination, it is not uncommon for lawsuits to be filed against the parties and/or their respective directors and officers alleging, among other things, that the proxy statement/prospectus provided to shareholders contains false and misleading statements and/or omits material information concerning the transaction. Although no such lawsuits have yet been filed in connection with the Business Combination, it is possible that such actions may arise and, if such actions do arise, they generally seek, among other things, injunctive relief and an award of attorneys’ fees and expenses. Defending such lawsuits could require Bridger and JCIC to incur significant costs and draw the attention of Bridger’s and JCIC’s management teams away from the consummation of the Business Combination. Further, the defense or settlement of any lawsuit or claim that remains unresolved at the time the Business Combination is consummated may adversely affect the combined company’s business, financial condition, results of operations and cash flows. Such legal proceedings could delay or prevent the Business Combination from being consummated within the expected timeframe.

 

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The announcement of the proposed Business Combination could disrupt Bridger’s relationships with its customers, suppliers, business partners and others, as well as its operating results and business generally.

Risks relating to the impact of the announcement of the Business Combination on Bridger’s business include the following:

 

   

its employees may experience uncertainty about their future roles, which might adversely affect Bridger’s ability to retain and hire key personnel and other employees;

 

   

customers, suppliers, business partners and other parties with which Bridger maintains business relationships may experience uncertainty about its future and seek alternative relationships with third parties, seek to alter their business relationships with Bridger or fail to extend an existing relationship with Bridger; and

 

   

Bridger has expended and will continue to expend significant costs, fees and expenses for professional services and transaction costs in connection with the proposed Business Combination.

If any of the aforementioned risks were to materialize, they could lead to significant costs which may impact the combined company’s results of operations and cash available to fund its business.

Subsequent to consummation of the Business Combination, JCIC may be exposed to unknown or contingent liabilities and may be required to subsequently take write-downs or write-offs, restructuring and impairment or other charges that could have a significant negative effect on JCIC’s financial condition, results of operations and JCIC’s share price, which could cause you to lose some or all of your investment.

We cannot assure you that the due diligence conducted in relation to Bridger has identified all material issues or risks associated with Bridger or the industry in which it competes.

Furthermore, JCIC cannot assure you that factors outside of Bridger’s and JCIC’s control will not later arise. As a result of these factors, JCIC may be exposed to liabilities and incur additional costs and expenses and JCIC may be forced to later write-down or write-off assets, restructure its operations, or incur impairment or other charges that could result in JCIC’s reporting losses. Even if JCIC’s due diligence has identified certain risks, unexpected risks may arise and previously known risks may materialize in a manner not consistent with JCIC’s preliminary risk analysis. If any of these risks materialize, this could have a material adverse effect on the combined company’s financial condition and results of operations and could contribute to negative market perceptions about our securities or the combined company. Additionally, JCIC has no indemnification rights under the Merger Agreement.

Accordingly, any shareholders or warrant holders of JCIC who choose to remain New Bridger stockholders or warrant holders following the Business Combination could suffer a reduction in the value of their shares, warrants and units. Such shareholders or warrant holders are unlikely to have a remedy for such reduction in value unless they are able to successfully claim that the reduction was due to the breach by JCIC’s directors or officers of a duty of care or other fiduciary duty owed to them, or if they are able to successfully bring a private claim under securities laws that the registration statement or proxy statement/prospectus relating to the Business Combination contained an actionable material misstatement or material omission.

Investors may not have the same benefits as an investor in an underwritten public offering.

JCIC is already a publicly traded company. Therefore, the Business Combination and the transactions described in this proxy statement/prospectus are not an underwritten initial public offering of JCIC’s securities and differ from an underwritten initial public offering in several significant ways, which include, but are not limited to, the following:

Like other business combinations and spin-offs, in connection with the Business Combination, investors will not receive the benefits of the due diligence performed by the underwriters in an underwritten public offering.

 

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Investors in an underwritten public offering may benefit from the role of the underwriters in such an offering. In an underwritten public offering, an issuer initially sells its securities to the public market via one or more underwriters, who distribute or resell such securities to the public. Underwriters have liability under the U.S. securities laws for material misstatements or omissions in a registration statement pursuant to which an issuer sells securities. Because the underwriters have a “due diligence” defense to any such liability by, among other things, conducting a reasonable investigation, the underwriters and their counsel conduct a due diligence investigation of the issuer. Due diligence entails engaging legal, financial and/or other experts to perform an investigation as to the accuracy of an issuer’s disclosure regarding, among other things, its business and financial results. Auditors of the issuer will also deliver a “comfort” letter with respect to the financial information contained in the registration statement. In making their investment decision, investors have the benefit of such diligence in underwritten public offerings. JCIC’s investors must rely on the information in this proxy statement/prospectus and will not have the benefit of an independent review and investigation of the type normally performed by an independent underwriter in a public securities offering. While sponsors, private investors and management in a business combination undertake a certain level of due diligence, it is not necessarily the same level of due diligence undertaken by an underwriter in a public securities offering and, therefore, there could be a heightened risk of an incorrect valuation of JCIC’s business or material misstatements or omissions in this proxy statement/prospectus.

In addition, because there are no underwriters engaged in connection with the Business Combination, prior to the opening of trading on Nasdaq on the trading day immediately following the Closing, there will be no traditional “roadshow” or book building process, and no price at which underwriters initially sold shares to the public to help inform efficient and sufficient price discovery with respect to the initial post-closing trades on Nasdaq. Therefore, buy and sell orders submitted prior to and at the opening of initial post-closing trading of our securities will not have the benefit of being informed by a published price range or a price at which the underwriters initially sold shares to the public, as would be the case in an underwritten initial public offering. There will be no underwriters assuming risk in connection with an initial resale of our securities or helping to stabilize, maintain or affect the public price of our securities following the Closing. Moreover, we will not engage in, and have not and will not, directly or indirectly, request financial advisors to engage in, any special selling efforts or stabilization or price support activities in connection with our securities that will be outstanding immediately following the Closing. In addition, since we will become public through a merger, securities analysts of major brokerage firms may not provide coverage of us since there is no incentive to brokerage firms to recommend the purchase of our common stock. No assurance can be given that brokerage firms will, in the future, want to conduct any offerings on our behalf. All of these differences from an underwritten public offering of our securities could result in a more volatile price for our securities.

Further, since there will be no traditional “roadshow,” there can be no guarantee that any information made available in this proxy statement/prospectus and/or otherwise disclosed or filed with the SEC will have the same impact on investor education as a traditional “roadshow” conducted in connection with an underwritten initial public offering. As a result, there may not be efficient or sufficient price discovery with respect to the securities or sufficient demand among potential investors immediately after the Closing, which could result in a more volatile price for the securities.

In addition, the Sponsor, certain members of the JCIC Board and its officers, as well as their respective affiliates and permitted transferees, have interests in the Business Combination that are different from or are in addition to those of holders of our securities following completion of the Business Combination, and that would not be present in an underwritten public offering of our securities. Such interests may have influenced the JCIC Board in making their recommendation that JCIC shareholders vote in favor of the approval of the Business Combination and the other proposals described in this proxy statement/prospectus. See the section entitled “Shareholder Proposal No. 1 — The Business Combination Proposal — Interests of JCIC’s Directors and Executive Officers in the Business Combination.”

 

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Such differences from an underwritten public offering may present material risks to unaffiliated investors that would not exist if we became a publicly listed company through an underwritten initial public offering instead of upon completion of the Business Combination.

The historical financial results of Bridger and unaudited pro forma financial information included elsewhere in this proxy statement/prospectus may not be indicative of what New Bridger’s actual financial position or results of operations would have been.

The historical financial results of Bridger included in this proxy statement/prospectus do not reflect the financial condition, results of operations or cash flows they would have achieved as a standalone company during the periods presented or those the combined company will achieve in the future. This is primarily the result of the following factors: (i) the combined company will incur additional ongoing costs as a result of the Business Combination, including costs related to public company reporting, investor relations and compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act; and (ii) the combined company’s capital structure will be different from that reflected in Bridger’s historical financial statements. The combined company’s financial condition and future results of operations will be materially different from amounts reflected in JCIC’s historical financial statements included elsewhere in this proxy statement/prospectus, so it may be difficult for investors to compare the combined company’s future results to historical results or to evaluate its relative performance or trends in its business.

Similarly, the unaudited pro forma financial information in this proxy statement/prospectus is presented for illustrative purposes only and has been prepared based on a number of assumptions including, but not limited to, JCIC being treated as the “acquired” company for financial reporting purposes in the Business Combination and the number of JCIC Class A Ordinary Shares that are redeemed in connection with the Business Combination. Accordingly, such pro forma financial information may not be indicative of the combined company’s future operating or financial performance and New Bridger’s actual financial condition and results of operations may vary materially from New Bridger’s pro forma results of operations and balance sheet contained elsewhere in this proxy statement/prospectus, including as a result of such assumptions not being accurate. See “Unaudited Pro Forma Condensed Combined Financial Information of JCIC and Bridger.”

The calculation of the number of shares of New Bridger to be issued to Bridger equityholders in the transactions will not be adjusted if there is a change in the value of Bridger before the Business Combination is completed.

The number of shares of New Bridger Common Stock to be issued to Bridger’s equityholders in the transactions will not be adjusted if there is a change in the value of Bridger before the closing of the transactions. As a result, the actual value of the New Bridger Common Stock to be received by Bridger’s equityholders in the transactions will depend on the value of such shares at and after the closing of the Business Combination.

Neither Bridger equityholders nor JCIC’s shareholders will be entitled to appraisal rights in connection with the transactions.

Appraisal rights are statutory rights that, if applicable under law, enable shareholders to dissent from an extraordinary transaction, such as a merger, and to demand that the corporation pay the fair value for their shares as determined by a court in a judicial proceeding instead of receiving the consideration offered to shareholders in connection with the extraordinary transaction. Bridger equityholders are not entitled to appraisal rights in connection with the Business Combination. JCIC’s shareholders may be entitled to give notice to JCIC prior to the meeting that they wish to dissent to the Third Merger and to receive payment of fair market value for his or her JCIC shares if they follow the procedures set out in the Cayman Islands Companies Act, noting that any such dissention rights may be limited pursuant to Section 239 of the Cayman Islands Companies Act which states that no such dissention rights shall be available in respect of shares of any class for which an open market exists on a recognized stock exchange at the expiry date of the period allowed for written notice of an election to dissent provided that the merger consideration constitutes inter alia shares of any company which at the effective date of the

 

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Third Merger are listed on a national securities exchange. It is JCIC’s view that such fair market value would equal the amount which JCIC shareholders would obtain if they exercise their redemption rights as described herein.

The Business Combination is subject to the satisfaction or waiver of certain conditions, which may not be satisfied or waived on a timely basis, if at all.

The consummation of the Business Combination is subject to customary closing conditions for transactions involving special purpose acquisition companies, including, among others:

 

   

the expiration or termination of the waiting period under the HSR Act;

 

   

no governmental authority of competent jurisdiction shall have enacted, issued or granted any law (whether temporary, preliminary or permanent), in each case that is in effect and which has the effect of restraining, enjoining or prohibiting the consummation of the transaction;

 

   

JCIC shall have at least $5,000,001 of net tangible assets as of the Closing;

 

   

the New Bridger Common Stock issuable pursuant to the Business Combination shall have been approved for listing on Nasdaq, subject to official notice of issuance;

 

   

the parties shall each have performed and complied in all material respects with the obligations, covenants and agreements required by the Merger Agreement to be performed or complied with by it at or prior to filing, or a later date as agreed to by the parties;

 

   

customary bring down conditions related to the accuracy of the parties’ respective representations, warranties and pre-Closing covenants in the Merger Agreement;

 

   

New Bridger’s registration statement to be filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission shall have become effective; and

 

   

JCIC’s shareholder approval.

Additionally, JCIC’s obligation to consummate the Business Combination is also subject to there having been no “Material Adverse Effect” on Bridger since the date of the Merger Agreement. To the extent permitted under applicable law, the foregoing conditions may be waived by the applicable party or parties in writing. To the extent that the JCIC Board determines that any modifications by the parties, including any waivers of any conditions to the Closing, materially change the terms of the Business Combination, JCIC will notify its shareholders in a manner reasonably calculated to inform them about the modifications as may be required by law, by publishing a press release, filing a Current Report on Form 8-K and/or circulating a supplement to this proxy statement/prospectus.

Additionally, the obligations of Bridger to consummate or cause to be consummated the Business Combination is subject to the satisfaction of additional conditions, which may be waived in writing by the Bridger.

See “Shareholder Proposal No. 1 — The Business Combination Proposal — Summary of the Merger Agreement — Conditions to Closing” for additional information.

Following the consummation of the Business Combination, New Bridger’s only significant asset will be its ownership interest in Bridger, and such ownership may not be sufficient to pay dividends or make distributions or loans to enable us to pay any dividends on New Bridger Common Stock or satisfy our other financial obligations.

Following the consummation of the Business Combination, New Bridger will have no direct operations and no significant assets other than its ownership of Bridger. JCIC’s shareholders and the equityholders of Bridger immediately prior to the Business Combination will become stockholders of New Bridger. We will depend on Bridger for distributions, loans and other payments to generate the funds necessary to meet our financial obligations, including our expenses as a publicly traded company and to pay any dividends with respect to New

 

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Bridger Common Stock. The financial condition and operating requirements of Bridger may limit our ability to obtain cash from Bridger. The earnings from, or other available assets of, Bridger may not be sufficient to pay dividends or make distributions or loans to enable us to pay any dividends on New Bridger Common Stock or satisfy our other financial obligations.

This lack of diversification may subject us to numerous economic, competitive and regulatory risks, any or all of which may have a substantial adverse impact upon our financial condition and results of operations.

JCIC has no specified maximum redemption threshold. The absence of such a redemption threshold may make it possible for JCIC to complete a business combination with which a substantial majority of JCIC’s shareholders do not agree.

As provided in the Cayman Constitutional Documents, in no event will JCIC redeem our public shares in an amount that would cause JCIC’s net tangible assets to be less than $5,000,001 (so that we do not then become subject to the SEC’s “penny stock” rules). As a result, JCIC may be able to complete the Business Combination even though a substantial majority of JCIC’s public shareholders do not agree with the transaction and have redeemed their shares. However, each redemption of JCIC’s public shares by JCIC’s public shareholders will reduce the amount in JCIC’s Trust Account.

The Sponsor, directors, executive officers, advisors and their affiliates may elect to purchase shares or warrants from public shareholders prior to the consummation of the Business Combination, which may influence the vote on the Business Combination and reduce the public “float” of our securities.

The Sponsor and JCIC’s directors, officers, advisors or their respective affiliates may purchase shares or warrants in privately negotiated transactions or in the open market either prior to or following the completion of the Business Combination. However, they have no current commitments, plans or intentions to engage in any such transactions and have not formulated any terms or conditions for any such transactions. None of the funds in the Trust Account will be used to purchase shares or warrants in such transactions. If any such persons engage in such transactions, they will not make any such purchases when they are in possession of any material non-public information not disclosed to the seller or if such purchases are prohibited by Regulation M under the Exchange Act or other federal securities laws. Such a purchase may include a contractual acknowledgement that such shareholder, although still the record holder of JCIC’s shares, is no longer the beneficial owner thereof and therefore agrees not to exercise its redemption rights.

In the event that the Sponsor or JCIC’s directors, officers, advisors or their affiliates purchase shares in privately negotiated transactions from public shareholders who have already elected to exercise their redemption rights, such selling shareholders would be required to revoke their prior elections to redeem their shares.

The purpose of such purchases would be to (i) cause such shares not to be redeemed or (ii) to ensure that JCIC’s net tangible assets are at least $5,000,001. The purpose of any such purchases of warrants could be to reduce the number of warrants outstanding or to vote such warrants on any matters submitted to the warrant holders for approval in connection with the Business Combination. Any such purchases of our securities may result in the completion of the Business Combination that may not otherwise have been possible.

In addition, if such purchases are made, the public “float” of JCIC Class A Ordinary Shares may be reduced and the number of beneficial holders of our securities may be reduced, which may make it difficult to maintain or obtain the quotation, listing or trading of our securities on a national securities exchange.

The Sponsor and JCIC’s officers, directors and/or their affiliates anticipate that they may identify the shareholders with whom the Sponsor or JCIC’s officers, directors or their affiliates may pursue privately negotiated purchases by either the shareholders contacting us directly or by our receipt of redemption requests submitted by shareholders (in the case of Class A Ordinary Shares) following our mailing of proxy materials in

 

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connection with the Business Combination. To the extent that the Sponsor or JCIC’s officers, directors, advisors or their affiliates enter into a private purchase, they would identify and contact only potential selling shareholders who have expressed their election to redeem their shares for a pro rata share of the Trust Account or vote against the Business Combination but only if such shares have not already been voted at the extraordinary general meeting. The Sponsor and JCIC’s officers, directors, advisors or their affiliates will only purchase shares if such purchases comply with Regulation M under the Exchange Act and the other federal securities laws.

To the extent that the Sponsor or JCIC’s officers, directors, advisors or their affiliates enter into any such private purchase, prior to the Extraordinary General Meeting, JCIC will file a current report on Form 8-K to disclose (1) the amount of securities purchased in any such purchases, along with the purchase price; (2) the purpose of any such purchases; (3) the impact, if any, of any such purchases on the likelihood that the business combination transaction will be approved; (4) the identities or the nature of the security holders (e.g., 5% security holders) who sold their securities in any such purchases; and (5) the number of securities for which JCIC has received redemption requests pursuant to its shareholders’ redemption rights in connection with the Business Combination.

Any purchases by the Sponsor or JCIC’s officers, directors and/or their affiliates who are affiliated purchasers under Rule 10b-18 under the Exchange Act will only be made to the extent such purchases are able to be made in compliance with Rule 10b-18, which is a safe harbor from liability for manipulation under Section 9(a)(2) and Rule 10b-5 of the Exchange Act. Rule 10b-18 has certain technical requirements that must be complied with in order for the safe harbor to be available to the purchaser. The Sponsor and JCIC’s officers, directors and/or their affiliates will not make purchases of JCIC Class A Ordinary Shares if the purchases would violate Section 9(a)(2) or Rule 10b-5 of the Exchange Act.

If third parties bring claims against JCIC, the proceeds held in the Trust Account could be reduced and the per-share redemption amount received by shareholders may be less than $10.00 per share (which was the amount per unit initially held in the Trust Account following our initial public offering).

JCIC’s placing of funds in the Trust Account may not protect those funds from third-party claims against JCIC. Although JCIC has sought and will seek to have all vendors, service providers (other than our independent auditors), prospective target businesses and other entities with which we do business execute agreements with JCIC waiving any right, title, interest or claim of any kind in or to any monies held in the Trust Account, there is no guarantee that they will execute such agreements or even if they execute such agreements that they would be prevented from bringing claims against the Trust Account, including, but not limited to, fraudulent inducement, breach of fiduciary responsibility or other similar claims, as well as claims challenging the enforceability of the waiver, in each case in order to gain advantage with respect to a claim against JCIC’s assets, including the funds held in the Trust Account. If any third party refuses to execute an agreement waiving such claims to the monies held in the Trust Account, JCIC’s management will perform an analysis of the alternatives available to it and will enter into an agreement with a third party that has not executed a waiver only if management believes that such third party’s engagement would be significantly more beneficial to JCIC than any alternative.

Examples of possible instances where we may engage a third party that refuses to execute a waiver include the engagement of a third party consultant whose particular expertise or skills are believed by management to be significantly superior to those of other consultants that would agree to execute a waiver or in cases where management is unable to find a service provider willing to execute a waiver. In addition, there is no guarantee that such entities will agree to waive any claims they may have in the future as a result of, or arising out of, any negotiations, contracts or agreements with us and will not seek recourse against the Trust Account for any reason. Upon redemption of JCIC’s public shares, if JCIC have not completed our business combination within the required time period, or upon the exercise of a redemption right in connection with JCIC’s business combination, JCIC will be required to provide for payment of claims of creditors that were not waived that may be brought against JCIC within the 10 years following redemption. Accordingly, the per-share redemption amount received by public shareholders could be less than the $10.00 per public share initially held in the Trust Account, due to claims of such creditors.

 

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The Sponsor has agreed that it will be liable to JCIC if and to the extent any claims by a third party (other than our independent auditors) for services rendered or products sold to us, or a prospective target business with which JCIC 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 taxes, except as to any 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 our indemnity of the underwriters of this offering against certain liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act. 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. JCIC has not independently verified whether the Sponsor has sufficient funds to satisfy its indemnity obligations and believe that the Sponsor’s only assets are securities of JCIC’s company. The Sponsor may not have sufficient funds available to satisfy those obligations. JCIC has not asked the Sponsor to reserve for such obligations, and therefore, no funds are currently set aside to cover any such obligations. As a result, if any such claims were successfully made against the Trust Account, the funds available for JCIC’s business combination and redemptions could be reduced to less than $10.00 per public share. In such event, JCIC may not be able to complete JCIC’s business combination, and you would receive such lesser amount per share in connection with any redemption of your public shares. None of JCIC’s directors or officers will indemnify JCIC for claims by third parties including, without limitation, claims by vendors and prospective target businesses.

If, after JCIC distributes the proceeds in the Trust Account to its public shareholders, JCIC files a winding-up or bankruptcy petition or an involuntary winding-up or bankruptcy petition is filed against JCIC that is not dismissed, a bankruptcy court may seek to recover such proceeds, and JCIC and JCIC’s board of directors may be exposed to claims of punitive damages.

If, after JCIC distributes the proceeds in the Trust Account to our public shareholders, JCIC files a winding-up or bankruptcy petition or an involuntary winding-up or bankruptcy petition is filed against JCIC that is not dismissed, any distributions received by shareholders could be viewed under applicable debtor/creditor and/or insolvency laws as a voidable preference. As a result, a liquidator could seek to recover some or all amounts received by JCIC’s shareholders. In addition, the JCIC Board may be viewed as having breached its fiduciary duty to our creditors and/or having acted in bad faith, thereby exposing it and JCIC to claims of punitive damages, by paying public shareholders from the Trust Account prior to addressing the claims of creditors. JCIC cannot assure you that claims will not be brought against JCIC for these reasons. JCIC and our directors and officers who knowingly and willfully authorized or permitted any distribution to be paid out of our share premium account while JCIC was unable to pay our debts as they fall due in the ordinary course of business would be guilty of an offence and may be liable for a fine of $18,292.68 and imprisonment for five years in the Cayman Islands.

If, before distributing the proceeds in the Trust Account to our public shareholders, JCIC files a winding-up or bankruptcy petition or an involuntary winding-up or bankruptcy petition is filed against JCIC that is not dismissed, the claims of creditors in such proceeding may have priority over the claims of our shareholders and the per share amount that would otherwise be received by JCIC’s shareholders in connection with our liquidation may be reduced.

If, before distributing the proceeds in the Trust Account to JCIC’s public shareholders, JCIC files a winding-up or bankruptcy petition or an involuntary winding-up or bankruptcy petition is filed against JCIC that is not dismissed, the proceeds held in the Trust Account could be subject to applicable insolvency law, and may be included in JCIC’s liquidation estate and subject to the claims of third parties with priority over the claims of JCIC’s shareholders. To the extent any liquidation claims deplete the Trust Account, the per share amount that would otherwise be received by JCIC’s shareholders in connection with JCIC’s liquidation may be reduced.

 

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JCIC’s shareholders may be held liable for claims by third parties against JCIC to the extent of distributions received by them upon redemption of their public shares.

If JCIC is forced to enter into an insolvent liquidation, any distributions received by shareholders could be viewed as an unlawful payment if it was proved that immediately following the date on which the distribution was made, JCIC was unable to pay its debts as they fall due in the ordinary course of business. As a result, a liquidator could seek to recover all amounts received by JCIC’s shareholders. Furthermore, JCIC’s directors may be viewed as having breached their fiduciary duties to JCIC or JCIC’s creditors or may have acted in bad faith, and thereby exposing themselves and our company to claims, by paying public shareholders from the Trust Account prior to addressing the claims of creditors. JCIC cannot assure you that claims will not be brought against JCIC for these reasons.

JCIC’s public shareholders will experience immediate dilution as a consequence of the issuance of New Bridger Common Stock as consideration in the Business Combination and due to future issuances pursuant to the Omnibus Incentive Plan. Having a minority share position may reduce the influence that JCIC’s current shareholders have on the management of the combined company.

It is anticipated that, immediately following the Business Combination, (1) our public shareholders are expected to own approximately [●]% (assuming the no redemption scenario) and 0% (assuming the maximum redemption scenario) of the outstanding New Bridger Common Stock, (2) the Bridger equityholders (without taking into account any of our public shares held by the Bridger equityholders prior to the consummation of the Business Combination) are expected to collectively own approximately [●]% (assuming the no redemption scenario) or [●]% (assuming the maximum redemption scenario) of the outstanding New Bridger Common Stock, and (3) the Sponsor and related parties are expected to collectively own approximately [●]% (assuming the no redemption scenario) or [●]% (assuming the maximum redemption scenario) of the outstanding New Bridger Common Stock. These percentages (i) assume that New Bridger issues [●] shares of New Bridger Common Stock to former equityholders of Bridger as of immediately prior to the Closing, (ii) include the Sponsor Earnout Shares and (iii) exclude the impact of any New Bridger Warrants that will be outstanding following the Business Combination. If the actual facts are different from these assumptions, the percentage ownership retained by JCIC’s existing public shareholders in the combined company will be different.

In addition, Bridger employees and consultants hold, and after Business Combination, are expected to be granted, equity awards under the Omnibus Incentive Plan and purchase rights under the ESPP. You will experience additional dilution when those equity awards and purchase rights become vested and settled or exercisable, as applicable, for shares of New Bridger Common Stock.

The issuance of additional common stock will significantly dilute the equity interests of existing holders of JCIC securities and may adversely affect prevailing market prices for our public shares or public warrants.

Upon completion of the Business Combination, the Sponsor will beneficially own a significant equity interest in New Bridger and may take actions that conflict with the interests of JCIC’s public shareholders. The interests of the Sponsor may not align with the interests of JCIC’s public shareholders in the future. The Sponsor and its affiliates are in the business of making investments in companies and may acquire and hold interests in businesses that compete directly or indirectly with New Bridger. The Sponsor and its affiliates, may also pursue acquisition opportunities that may be complementary to New Bridger’s business and, as a result, those acquisition opportunities may not be available to the combined company. In addition, the Sponsor may have an interest in New Bridger pursuing acquisitions, divestitures and other transactions that, in their judgment, could enhance their investment, even though such transactions might involve risks to the combined company and its stockholders.

 

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Warrants will become exercisable for New Bridger Common Stock, which would increase the number of shares eligible for future resale in the public market and result in dilution to JCIC’s shareholders.

Outstanding warrants to purchase an aggregate of 26,650,000 shares of New Bridger Common Stock will become exercisable in accordance with the terms of the warrant agreement governing those securities. These warrants will become exercisable at any time commencing on the later of 30 days after the completion of the Business Combination and 12 months from the closing of JCIC’s initial public offering. The exercise price of these warrants will be $11.50 per share, subject to certain adjustments. To the extent such warrants are exercised, additional shares of New Bridger Common Stock will be issued, which will result in dilution to the holders of New Bridger Common Stock and increase the number of shares eligible for resale in the public market. Sales of substantial numbers of such shares in the public market or the fact that such warrants may be exercised could adversely affect the market price of New Bridger Common Stock. However, there is no guarantee that the public warrants will ever be in the money prior to their expiration, and as such, the warrants may expire worthless. See “— Even if the Business Combination is consummated, the public warrants may never be in the money, and they may expire worthless and the terms of the warrants may be amended in a manner adverse to a holder if holders of at least 65% of the then outstanding public warrants approve of such amendment.”

If JCIC’s shareholders fail to properly demand redemption rights, they will not be entitled to redeem their JCIC Class A Ordinary Shares for a pro rata portion of the Trust Account.

JCIC’s shareholders may demand that JCIC redeem their JCIC Class A Ordinary Shares for a pro rata portion of the Trust Account in connection with the completion of the Business Combination. In order to exercise their redemption rights, JCIC’s shareholders must deliver their JCIC Class A Ordinary Shares (either physically or electronically) to JCIC’s transfer agent at least two (2) business days prior to the vote on the Business Combination at the extraordinary general meeting. Any JCIC public shareholder who fails to properly demand redemption rights will not be entitled to redeem his, her, or its shares for a pro rata portion of the Trust Account. See the section of this proxy statement/prospectus titled “Extraordinary General Meeting of JCIC — Redemption Rights” for the procedures to be followed if you wish to redeem your JCIC shares for cash.

JCIC’s shareholders will not have any rights or interests in funds from the Trust Account, except under certain limited circumstances. JCIC’s shareholders may therefore be forced to redeem or sell their JCIC Class A Ordinary Shares or JCIC Public Warrants in order to liquidate their investment, potentially at a loss.

JCIC’s shareholders will be entitled to receive funds from the Trust Account only: (i) in connection with a shareholder vote to amend the Cayman Constitutional Documents (A) to modify the substance or timing of JCIC’s obligation to provide holders of JCIC Class A Ordinary Shares the right to have their shares redeemed in connection with an initial business combination or to redeem 100% of JCIC Class A Ordinary Shares if JCIC does not complete an initial business combination within 24 months from the initial public offering closing date or (B) with respect to any other provision relating to the rights of holders of JCIC Class A Ordinary Shares, (ii) in connection with the redemption of all of the outstanding JCIC Class A Ordinary Shares if JCIC is unable to complete an initial business combination by January 26, 2023, subject to applicable law and as further described herein, and (iii) if JCIC’s shareholders redeem their respective shares for cash upon the completion of the Business Combination. In addition, if JCIC plans to redeem the JCIC Class A Ordinary Shares because JCIC is unable to complete a business combination by January 26, 2023, for any reason, compliance with Cayman Islands law may require that JCIC submit a plan of dissolution to JCIC’s then-existing shareholders for approval prior to the distribution of the proceeds held in the Trust Account. In that case, JCIC’s shareholders may be forced to wait beyond January 26, 2023, before they receive funds from the Trust Account. Accordingly, in order for JCIC’s shareholders to liquidate their investment, they may be forced to sell their JCIC Class A Ordinary Shares or JCIC Public Warrants, potentially at a loss. See the section of this proxy statement/prospectus titled “Extraordinary General Meeting of JCIC — Redemption Rights.”

 

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Even if the Business Combination is consummated, the public warrants may never be in the money, and they may expire worthless and the terms of the warrants may be amended in a manner adverse to a holder if holders of at least 65% of the then outstanding public warrants approve of such amendment.

The warrants were issued in registered form under a Warrant Agreement, dated January 26, 2021, by and between Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, as warrant agent, and JCIC. The Warrant Agreement provides that the terms of the warrants may be amended without the consent of any holder to cure any ambiguity or correct any defective provision, but requires the approval by the holders of at least 65% of the then outstanding public warrants to make any other change that affects the interests of the registered holders of public warrants. Accordingly, we may amend the terms of the public warrants in a manner adverse to a holder if holders of at least 65% of the then outstanding public warrants approve of such amendment.

Although JCIC’s ability to amend the terms of the public warrants with the consent of at least 65% of the then outstanding public warrants is unlimited, examples of such amendments could be amendments to, among other things, increase the exercise price of the warrants, shorten the exercise period or decrease the number of shares of New Bridger Common Stock purchasable upon exercise of a warrant.

JCIC may redeem your unexpired warrants prior to their exercise at a time that is disadvantageous to you, thereby making your warrants worthless.

JCIC has the ability to redeem the outstanding warrants at any time after they become exercisable and prior to their expiration, at a price of $0.01 per warrant if, among other things, the last reported sale price of New Bridger 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 JCIC sends the notice of redemption to the warrant holders equals or exceeds $18.00 per share (as adjusted for share splits, share dividends, rights issuances, subdivisions, reorganizations, recapitalizations and the like). JCIC’s Class A Ordinary Shares have never traded above $18.00 per share. Redemption of the outstanding warrants as described above could force you to: (i) exercise your warrants and pay the exercise price therefor at a time when it may be disadvantageous for you to do so; (ii) sell your warrants at the then-current market price when you might otherwise wish to hold your warrants; or (iii) accept the nominal redemption price which, at the time the outstanding warrants are called for redemption, JCIC expects would be substantially less than the market value of your warrants. JCIC has no obligation to notify holders of the warrants that they have become eligible for redemption. However, pursuant to the warrant agreement, in the event JCIC decides to redeem the warrants, JCIC is required to mail notice of such redemption to the registered warrant holders not less than 30 days prior to the redemption date. The warrants may be exercised any time after notice of redemption is given and prior to the redemption date. None of the New Bridger Private Placement Warrants will be redeemable by JCIC (subject to limited exceptions) so long as they are held by JCIC’s Sponsor or its permitted transferees.

If JCIC’s due diligence investigation of Bridger was inadequate, then JCIC’s shareholders (as stockholders of New Bridger following the Business Combination) could lose some or all of their investment.

Even though JCIC conducted a due diligence investigation of Bridger, JCIC cannot be sure that this diligence uncovered all material issues that may be present with respect to Bridger’s businesses, or that it would be possible to uncover all material issues through a customary amount of due diligence, or that factors outside of Bridger and outside of their respective control will not later arise that could adversely affect their respective businesses, financial condition or results of operations.

Nasdaq may not list New Bridger’s securities on its exchange, which could limit investors’ ability to make transactions in New Bridger’s securities and subject JCIC to additional trading restrictions.

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which are more rigorous than Nasdaq’s continued listing requirements. JCIC will apply to have New Bridger’s securities listed on Nasdaq upon consummation of the Business Combination. JCIC cannot assure you that JCIC will be able to meet all initial listing requirements. Even if New Bridger’s securities are listed on Nasdaq, New Bridger may be unable to maintain the listing of its securities in the future.

If New Bridger fails to meet the initial listing requirements and Nasdaq does not list its securities on its exchange, neither JCIC nor Bridger would be required to consummate the Business Combination. In the event that JCIC and Bridger elected to waive this condition, and the Business Combination was consummated without New Bridger’s securities being listed on Nasdaq or on another national securities exchange, New Bridger could face significant material adverse consequences, including:

 

   

a limited availability of market quotations for JCIC’s securities;

 

   

reduced liquidity for New Bridger’s securities;

 

   

a determination that New Bridger Common Stock is a “penny stock” which will require brokers trading in New Bridger Common Stock to adhere to more stringent rules and possibly result in a reduced level of trading activity in the secondary trading market for New Bridger’s securities;

 

   

a limited amount of news and analyst coverage; and

 

   

a decreased ability to issue additional securities or obtain additional financing in the future.

The National Securities Markets Improvement Act of 1996, which is a federal statute, prevents or preempts the states from regulating the sale of certain securities, which are referred to as “covered securities.” If New Bridger’s securities were not listed on Nasdaq, such securities would not qualify as covered securities and we would be subject to regulation in each state in which we offer our securities because states are not preempted from regulating the sale of securities that are not covered securities.

JCIC’s and Bridger’s ability to consummate the Business Combination, and the operations of New Bridger following the Business Combination, may be materially adversely affected by the recent coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in governmental authorities worldwide implementing numerous measures to contain the virus, including travel restrictions, quarantines, shelter-in-place orders and business limitations and shutdowns. More generally, the pandemic raises the possibility of an extended global economic downturn and has caused volatility in financial markets. The pandemic may also amplify many of the other risks described in this proxy statement/prospectus, which may delay or prevent the consummation of the Business Combination, and the business of Bridger or New Bridger following the Business Combination could be materially and adversely affected. The extent of such impact will depend on future developments, which are highly uncertain and cannot be predicted, including new information which may emerge concerning the severity of COVID-19 and the actions to contain COVID-19 or treat its impact, among others.

The parties will be required to consummate the Business Combination even if Bridger, its business, financial condition and results of operations are materially affected by COVID-19. The disruptions posed by COVID-19 have continued, and other matters of global concern may continue, for an extensive period of time, and if Bridger is unable to recover from business disruptions due to COVID-19 or other matters of global concern on a timely basis, Bridger’s ability to consummate the Business Combination and New Bridger’s financial condition and results of operations following the Business Combination may be materially adversely affected. Each of Bridger and JCIC may also incur additional costs due to delays caused by COVID-19, which could adversely affect New Bridger’s financial condition and results of operations.

 

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Because the market price of shares of New Bridger Common Stock will fluctuate, Bridger’s equityholders cannot be sure of the value of the Business Combination consideration they will receive.

The market value of New Bridger securities at the effective time of the Business Combination may vary significantly from their respective values on the date the Merger Agreement was executed or at other dates. Because the exchange ratio with respect to the shares of New Bridger Common Stock to be issued in the Business Combination is fixed and will not be adjusted to reflect any changes in the market value of shares of JCIC Class A Ordinary Shares, the market value of the shares of New Bridger Common Stock issued in connection with the Business Combination may be higher or lower than the values of those shares on earlier dates, and may be higher or lower than the value used to determine the exchange ratio. Stock price changes may result from a variety of factors, including changes in the business, operations or prospects of JCIC, regulatory considerations, and general business, market, industry or economic conditions. Many of these factors are outside of the control of JCIC.

The market price of shares of New Bridger Common Stock after the Business Combination may be affected by factors different from those currently affecting the price of shares of JCIC.

Upon completion of the Business Combination, Bridger’s equityholders will become holders of shares of New Bridger Common Stock. Prior to the Business Combination, JCIC has had limited operations. Upon completion of the Business Combination, New Bridger’s results of operations will depend upon the performance of Bridger, which is affected by factors that are different from those currently affecting the results of operations of JCIC.

If the Business Combination’s benefits do not meet the expectations of financial analysts, the market price of New Bridger Common Stock may decline.

The market price of the New Bridger Common Stock may decline as a result of the Business Combination if the combined company does not achieve the perceived benefits of the Business Combination as rapidly, or to the extent anticipated by, financial analysts or the effect of the Business Combination on the combined company’s financial results is not consistent with the expectations of financial analysts. Accordingly, holders of JCIC securities may experience a loss as a result of a decline in the market price of New Bridger Common Stock. In addition, a decline in the market price of New Bridger Common Stock could adversely affect New Bridger’s ability to issue additional securities and to obtain additional financing in the future.

Regulatory approvals may not be received, may take longer than expected or may impose conditions that are not presently anticipated or cannot be met.

Before the transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement can be completed, approval must be obtained under the HSR Act. In deciding whether to grant antitrust clearance, the relevant governmental authorities will consider a variety of factors, including the effect of the Business Combination on competition within their relevant jurisdiction. The terms and conditions of the approvals that are granted may impose requirements, limitations or costs, or place restrictions on the conduct of JCIC’s business. The requirements, limitations or costs imposed by the relevant governmental authorities could delay the closing of the Business Combination or diminish the anticipated benefits of the Business Combination. Additionally, the completion of the Business Combination is conditioned on the resolution of certain orders, injunctions or decrees by any court or regulatory authority of competent jurisdiction that would prohibit or make illegal the completion of the Business Combination. JCIC and Bridger believe that the Business Combination should not raise significant regulatory concerns and that JCIC and Bridger will be able to obtain all requisite regulatory approvals in a timely manner. However, JCIC and Bridger cannot be certain when or if regulatory approvals will be obtained or, if obtained, the conditions that may be imposed. In addition, neither JCIC nor Bridger can provide assurance that any such conditions, terms, obligations or restrictions will not result in delay. See “Shareholder Proposal No. 1 — The Business Combination Proposal — Summary of the Merger Agreement — Closing Conditions.”

 

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JCIC may waive one or more of the conditions to the Business Combination.

JCIC may agree to waive, in whole or in part, one or more of the conditions to JCIC’s obligations to complete the Business Combination, to the extent permitted by the Cayman Constitutional Documents and applicable laws. For example, it is a condition to JCIC’s obligations to close the Business Combination that Bridger has performed and complied in all material respects with the obligations required to be performed or complied with by Bridger under the Merger Agreement. However, if the JCIC Board determines that a breach of this obligation is not material, then the JCIC Board may elect to waive that condition and close the Business Combination. Please see the section entitled “Shareholder Proposal No. 1 — The Business Combination Proposal — Summary of the Merger Agreement — Closing Conditions.”

Termination of the Merger Agreement could negatively impact JCIC.

If the Business Combination is not completed for any reason, including as a result of JCIC shareholders declining to approve the proposals required to effect the Business Combination, the ongoing businesses of JCIC may be adversely impacted and, without realizing any of the anticipated benefits of completing the Business Combination, JCIC would be subject to a number of risks, including the following:

 

   

JCIC may experience negative reactions from the financial markets, including negative impacts on its share price (including to the extent that the current market price reflects a market assumption that the Business Combination will be completed);

 

   

JCIC will have incurred substantial expenses and will be required to pay certain costs relating to the Business Combination, whether or not the Business Combination is completed; and

 

   

since the Merger Agreement restricts the conduct of JCIC’s businesses prior to completion of the Business Combination, JCIC may not have been able to take certain actions during the pendency of the Business Combination that would have benefitted it as an independent company, and the opportunity to take such actions may no longer be available (see the section entitled “Shareholder Proposal No. 1 — The Business Combination Proposal — Summary of the Merger Agreement — Covenants” of this proxy statement/prospectus for a description of the restrictive covenants applicable to JCIC).

If the Merger Agreement is terminated and the JCIC Board seeks another business combination target, JCIC shareholders cannot be certain that JCIC will be able to find another acquisition target that would constitute a business combination or that such other business combination will be completed. See “Shareholder Proposal No. 1 — The Business Combination Proposal— Summary of the Merger Agreement — Termination.”

Bridger will be subject to business uncertainties and contractual restrictions while the Business Combination is pending.

Uncertainty about the effect of the Business Combination on employees and other business participants may have an adverse effect on Bridger and consequently on JCIC. These uncertainties may impair Bridger’s ability to attract, retain and motivate key personnel until the Business Combination is completed, and could cause others that deal with Bridger to seek to change existing business relationships with Bridger. Retention of certain employees may be challenging during the pendency of the Business Combination, as certain employees may experience uncertainty about their future roles. If key employees depart because of issues relating to the uncertainty or a desire not to remain with the business, the combined company’s business following the Business Combination could be negatively impacted. In addition, the Merger Agreement restricts Bridger from making certain expenditures and taking other specified actions without the consent of JCIC until the Business Combination occurs. These restrictions may prevent Bridger from pursuing attractive business opportunities that may arise prior to the completion of the Business Combination. See “Shareholder Proposal No. 1 — The Business Combination Proposal — Summary of the Merger Agreement — Covenants.

 

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The Business Combination will result in changes to the JCIC Board that may affect the strategy of JCIC.

If the parties complete the Business Combination, the composition of the New Bridger Board will change from the current JCIC Board. The New Bridger Board will consist of Timothy Sheehy, McAndrew Rudisill, Robert F. Savage, Debra Coleman, Jeffrey E. Kelter, Matthew Sheehy, Todd Hirsch, [●] and [●]. This new composition of the New Bridger Board may affect the business strategy and operating decisions of the combined company upon the completion of the Business Combination.

Neither JCIC nor its shareholders will have the protection of any indemnification, escrow, purchase price adjustment or other provisions that allow for a post-closing adjustment to be made to the Aggregate Merger Consideration in the event that any of the representations and warranties made by Bridger in the Merger Agreement ultimately proves to be inaccurate or incorrect.

The representations and warranties contained in the Merger Agreement will not survive the completion of the Business Combination, and only the covenants and agreements that by their terms survive such time will do so. As a result, JCIC and its shareholders will not have the protection of any indemnification, escrow, purchase price adjustment or other provisions that allow for a post-closing adjustment to be made to the Aggregate Merger Consideration if any representation or warranty made by Bridger in the Merger Agreement proves to be inaccurate or incorrect. Accordingly, to the extent such representations or warranties are incorrect, our financial condition or results of operations could be adversely affected.

We identified a material weakness in our internal control over financial reporting. If we are unable to develop and maintain an effective system of internal control over financial reporting, we may not be able to accurately report our financial results in a timely manner, which may adversely affect investor confidence in us and materially and adversely affect our business and operating results, and we may face litigation as a result.

Following the filing of JCIC’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended September 30, 2021 originally filed with the SEC on November 8, 2021, JCIC reevaluated the classification of its Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption. After discussion and evaluation, JCIC concluded that its financial statements and other financial data as of and for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and for the three and six months ended June 30, 2021 should be restated to report all Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption as temporary equity. As part of such process, we identified a material weakness in our internal control over financial reporting related to the accounting for complex financial instruments and application of ASC 480-10-S99-3A to our accounting classification of Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption. A material weakness is a deficiency, or a combination of deficiencies, in internal control over financial reporting such that there is a reasonable possibility that a material misstatement of our annual or interim financial statements will not be prevented, or detected and corrected on a timely basis. As a result of this material weakness, and the material weaknesses disclosed in our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q as filed with the SEC on May 24, 2021 and August 9, 2021, respectively, our management concluded that our internal control over financial reporting was not effective as of September 30, 2021. Effective internal controls are necessary for us to provide reliable financial reports and prevent fraud. We continue to evaluate steps to remediate the material weakness. These remediation measures may be time consuming and costly and there is no assurance that these initiatives will ultimately have the intended effects. A material weakness could limit our ability to prevent or detect a misstatement of our accounts or disclosures that could result in a material misstatement of our annual or interim financial statements. In such a case, we may be unable to maintain compliance with securities law requirements regarding timely filing of periodic reports in addition to applicable stock exchange listing requirements, investors may lose confidence in our financial reporting, our securities price may decline and we may face litigation as a result. We cannot assure you that the measures we have taken to date, or any measures we may take in the future, will be sufficient to avoid potential future material weaknesses.

 

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Risks Related to the Combined Company’s Common Stock Following the Transactions

The market price of the combined company’s common stock is likely to be highly volatile, and you may lose some or all of your investment.

Following the Business Combination, the market price of the combined company’s common stock may fluctuate significantly due to a number of factors, some of which may be beyond our control, including those factors discussed in this “Risk Factors” section and many others, such as:

 

   

actual or anticipated fluctuations in the combined company’s financial condition and operating results, including fluctuations in its quarterly and annual results;

 

   

developments involving Bridger’s competitors;

 

   

changes in laws and regulations affecting Bridger’s business;

 

   

variations in Bridger’s operating performance and the performance of its competitors in general;

 

   

the public’s reaction to New Bridger’s press releases, its other public announcements and its filings with the SEC;

 

   

additions and departures of key personnel;

 

   

announcements of significant acquisitions, strategic partnerships, joint ventures or capital commitments by the combined company or its competitors;

 

   

the combined company’s failure to meet the estimates and projections of the investment community or that it may otherwise provide to the public;

 

   

publication of research reports about the combined company or its industry, or positive or negative recommendations or withdrawal of research coverage by securities analysts;

 

   

changes in the market valuations of similar companies;

 

   

overall performance of the equity markets;

 

   

sales of the combined company’s common stock by the combined company or its stockholders in the future;

 

   

trading volume of the combined company’s common stock;

 

   

significant lawsuits, including shareholder litigation;

 

   

failure to comply with the requirements of NASDAQ;

 

   

the impact of any natural disasters or public health emergencies, such as the COVID-19 pandemic;

 

   

general economic, industry and market conditions other events or factors, many of which are beyond the combined company’s control; and

 

   

changes in accounting standards, policies, guidelines, interpretations or principles.

Volatility in the combined company’s share price could subject the combined company to securities class action litigation.

In the past, securities class action litigation has often been brought against a company following a decline in the market price of its securities. If the combined company faces such litigation, it could result in substantial costs and a diversion of management’s attention and resources, which could harm its business.

If securities or industry analysts do not publish research or reports about the combined company, or publish negative reports, then the combined company’s stock price and trading volume could decline.

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not have any control over these analysts. If the combined company’s financial performance fails to meet analyst estimates or one or more of the analysts who cover the combined company downgrade its common stock or change their opinion, then the combined company’s stock price would likely decline. If one or more of these analysts cease coverage of the combined company or fail to regularly publish reports on the combined company, it could lose visibility in the financial markets, which could cause the combined company’s stock price or trading volume to decline.

The combined company does not currently intend to pay dividends on its common stock, and, consequently, your ability to achieve a return on your investment will depend on appreciation, if any, in the price of the combined company’s common stock.

The combined company has never declared or paid any cash dividend on its common stock. The combined company currently anticipates that it will retain future earnings for the development, operation and expansion of the business and does not anticipate declaring or paying any cash dividends for the foreseeable future. Any return to stockholders will therefore be limited to the appreciation of their stock. There is no guarantee that shares of the combined company’s common stock will appreciate in value or even maintain the price at which stockholders have purchased their shares.

Future sales of shares of the combined company’s common stock may depress its stock price.

Subject to certain exceptions, the A&R Registration Rights Agreement will provide for certain restrictions on transfer with respect to the securities of New Bridger, including founder shares, Private Placement Warrants, and securities held by directors and officers of JCIC and Bridger and certain equity holders of Bridger. Such restrictions will begin upon closing and end (i) with respect to the founder shares and shares held by certain equity holders of Bridger (other than the BTO Stockholders), at the earliest of (A) one year after the closing date and (B) the first date on which (x) the last reported sale price of a share of New Bridger Common Stock equals or exceeds $12.00 per share for any 20 trading days within any 30-trading day period commencing at least 150 days after the closing date or (y) JCIC completing a liquidation, merger, share exchange, reorganization or other similar transaction that results in the New Bridger stockholders having the right to exchange their shares of New Bridger Common Stock for cash, securities or other property; (ii) with respect to the Private Placement Warrants, that are held by the initial purchasers of such warrants (or permitted transferees under the A&R Registration Rights Agreement), and any of the shares of New Bridger Common Stock issued or issuable upon the exercise or conversion of such warrants and that are held by the initial purchasers of the applicable warrants being converted (or permitted transferees under the A&R Registration Rights Agreement), the period ending 30 days after the closing and (iii) with respect to the shares held by BTO Stockholders, at the earliest of (A) six months after the closing date and (B) the first date on which (x) the last reported sale price of a share of New Bridger Common Stock equals or exceeds $12.00 per share for any 20 trading days within any 30-trading day period or (y) JCIC completing a liquidation, merger, share exchange, reorganization or other similar transaction that results in the New Bridger stockholders having the right to exchange their shares of New Bridger Common Stock for cash, securities or other property.

However, following the expiration of the applicable lock-up period, such equityholders will not be restricted from selling shares of the combined company’s common stock held by them, other than by applicable securities laws. As restrictions on resale end and registration statements (filed after the Closing to provide for the resale of such shares from time to time) are available for use, the sale or possibility of sale of these shares could have the effect of increasing the volatility in the combined company’s share price or the market price of the combined company’s common stock could decline if the holders of currently restricted shares sell them or are perceived by the market as intending to sell them.

 

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Provisions in the Proposed Certificate of Incorporation and under Delaware law could discourage a takeover that stockholders may consider favorable and may lead to entrenchment of management.

The Proposed Certificate of Incorporation and Proposed Bylaws that will be in effect immediately prior to the Business Combination will contain provisions that could significantly reduce the value of the combined company shares to a potential acquiror or delay or prevent changes in control or changes in our management without the consent of the New Bridger Board. The provisions in the combined company’s charter documents will include the following:

 

   

a classified board of directors with three-year staggered terms, which may delay the ability of stockholders to change the membership of a majority of our board of directors;

 

   

no cumulative voting in the election of directors, which limits the ability of minority stockholders to elect director candidates;

 

   

the exclusive right of the combined company’s board of directors, unless the board of directors grants such a right to the holders of any series of preferred stock, to elect a director to fill a vacancy created by the expansion of the board of directors or the resignation, death or removal of a director, which prevents stockholders from being able to fill vacancies on our board of directors;

 

   

the prohibition on removal of directors without cause;

 

   

the ability of the combined company’s board of directors to authorize the issuance of shares of preferred stock and to determine the price and other terms of those shares, including preferences and voting rights, without stockholder approval, which could be used to significantly dilute the ownership of a hostile acquiror;

 

   

the ability of the combined company’s board of directors to alter the combined company’s amended and restated bylaws without obtaining stockholder approval;

 

   

the required approval of at least 66-2/3% of the shares entitled to vote to amend or repeal the combined company’s amended and restated bylaws or amend, alter or repeal certain provisions of its amended and restated certificate of incorporation;

 

   

a prohibition on stockholder action by written consent, which forces stockholder action to be taken at an annual or special meeting of our stockholders;

 

   

an exclusive forum provision providing that the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware will be the exclusive forum for certain actions and proceedings;

 

   

the requirement that a special meeting of stockholders may be called only by the board of directors, the chair of the board of directors, the chief executive officer or the president, which may delay the ability of our stockholders to force consideration of a proposal or to take action, including the removal of directors; and

 

   

advance notice procedures that stockholders must comply with in order to nominate candidates to the combined company’s board of directors or to propose matters to be acted upon at a stockholders’ meeting, which may discourage or deter a potential acquiror from conducting a solicitation of proxies to elect the acquiror’s own slate of directors or otherwise attempting to obtain control of the combined company.

The combined company is not subject to the anti-takeover provisions contained in Section 203 of the Delaware General Corporation Law. However, the combined company may not, engage in a business combination with any holder of 15% or more of its capital stock unless the holder has held the stock for three years or, among other exceptions, the board of directors has approved the transaction.

 

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The exclusive forum clause set forth in the Warrant Agreement may have the effect of limiting an investor’s rights to bring legal action against JCIC and could limit the investor’s ability to obtain a favorable judicial forum for disputes with us.

The Warrant Agreement provides that (i) any action, proceeding or claim against JCIC arising out of or relating in any way to the Warrant Agreement will be brought and enforced in the courts of the State of New York or the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and (ii) JCIC irrevocably submits to such jurisdiction, which jurisdiction will be exclusive. JCIC has waived or will waive any objection to such exclusive jurisdiction and that such courts represent an inconvenient forum. We note, however, that there is uncertainty as to whether a court would enforce these provisions and that investors cannot waive compliance with the federal securities laws and the rules and regulations thereunder. Section 22 of the Securities Act creates concurrent jurisdiction for state and federal courts over all suits brought to enforce any duty or liability created by the Securities Act or the rules and regulations thereunder.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, these provisions of the Warrant Agreement will not apply to suits brought to enforce any liability or duty created by the Exchange Act or any other claim for which the federal district courts of the United States of America are the sole and exclusive forum. Section 27 of the Exchange Act creates exclusive federal jurisdiction over all suits brought to enforce any duty or liability created by the Exchange Act or the rules and regulations thereunder. Any person or entity purchasing or otherwise acquiring any interest in any of the JCIC Warrants (and after the Business Combination, the New Bridger Warrants) shall be deemed to have notice of and to have consented to the forum provisions in the Warrant Agreement. If any action, the subject matter of which is within the scope of the forum provisions of the Warrant Agreement, is filed in a court other than a court of the State of New York or the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (a “foreign action”) in the name of any holder of the JCIC Warrants (and after the Business Combination, the New Bridger Warrants), such holder shall be deemed to have consented to: (x) the personal jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located within the State of New York or the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York in connection with any action brought in any such court to enforce the forum provisions (an “enforcement action”), and (y) having service of process made upon such warrant holder in any such enforcement action by service upon such warrant holder’s counsel in the foreign action as agent for such warrant holder.

This choice-of-forum provision may limit a warrant holder’s ability to bring a claim in a judicial forum that it finds favorable for disputes with JCIC, which may discourage such lawsuits. Alternatively, if a court were to find this provision of the Warrant Agreement inapplicable or unenforceable with respect to one or more of the specified types of actions or proceedings, we may incur additional costs associated with resolving such matters in other jurisdictions, which could materially and adversely affect our business, financial condition and results of operations and result in a diversion of the time and resources of our management and board of directors.

The combined company is an emerging growth company and smaller reporting company, and the combined company cannot be certain if the reduced reporting requirements applicable to emerging growth companies and smaller reporting companies will make its shares less attractive to investors.

After the completion of the Business Combination, the combined company will be an emerging growth company, as defined in the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the “JOBS Act”). For as long as the combined company continues to be an emerging growth company, it may take advantage of exemptions from various reporting requirements that are applicable to other public companies that are not “emerging growth companies,” including exemption from compliance with the auditor attestation requirements under Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, reduced disclosure obligations regarding executive compensation 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. The combined company will remain an emerging growth company until the earlier of (1) the last day of the fiscal year (a) following the fifth anniversary of the closing of the IPO (December 31, 2026), (b) in which the combined company has total annual gross

 

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revenue of at least $1.07 billion or (c) in which the combined company is deemed to be a large accelerated filer, which means the market value of shares of the combined company’s common stock that are held by non-affiliates exceeds $700.0 million as of the prior June 30, and (2) the date on which the combined company has issued more than $1.0 billion in non-convertible debt during the prior three-year period.

In addition, under the JOBS Act, emerging growth companies can delay adopting new or revised accounting standards until such time as those standards apply to private companies. The combined company has elected to use this extended transition period for complying with new or revised accounting standards and, therefore, the combined company will not be subject to the same new or revised accounting standards as other public companies that are not emerging growth companies.

Following the Business Combination, we will also be a smaller reporting company as defined in the Exchange Act. Even after the combined company no longer qualifies as an emerging growth company, it may still qualify as a “smaller reporting company,” which would allow it to take advantage of many of the same exemptions from disclosure requirements including exemption from compliance with the auditor attestation requirements of Section 404 and reduced disclosure obligations regarding executive compensation in this proxy statement/prospectus and the combined company’s periodic reports and proxy statements. The combined company will be able to take advantage of these scaled disclosures for so long as its voting and non-voting common stock held by non-affiliates is less than $250.0 million measured on the last business day of its second fiscal quarter, or our annual revenue is less than $100.0 million during the most recently completed fiscal year and its voting and non-voting common stock held by non-affiliates is less than $700.0 million measured on the last business day of its second fiscal quarter.

The combined company cannot predict if investors will find its common stock less attractive because the combined company may rely on these exemptions. If some investors find the combined company’s common stock less attractive as a result, there may be a less active trading market for the common stock and its market price may be more volatile.

If the Combined Company’s estimates or judgments relating to its critical accounting policies prove to be incorrect or financial reporting standards or interpretations change, combined company’s results of operations could be adversely affected.

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported in the financial statements and accompanying notes. The combined company will base its estimates on historical experience, known trends and events, and various other factors that it believes to be reasonable under the circumstances, as provided in “Bridger Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations — Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates.” The results of these estimates form the basis for making judgments about the carrying values of assets and liabilities that are not readily apparent from other sources. Significant assumptions and estimates used in preparing our financial statements include the stock-based compensation. The combined company’s results of operations may be adversely affected if its assumptions change or if actual circumstances differ from those in its assumptions, which could cause its results of operations to fall below the expectations of securities analysts and investors, resulting in a decline in the trading price of its common stock.

Additionally, the combined company will regularly monitor its compliance with applicable financial reporting standards and review new pronouncements and drafts thereof that are relevant to it. As a result of new standards, changes to existing standards and changes in their interpretation, the combined company might be required to change its accounting policies, alter its operational policies, and implement new or enhance existing systems so that they reflect new or amended financial reporting standards, or the combined company may be required to restate its published financial statements. Such changes to existing standards or changes in their interpretation may have an adverse effect on its reputation, business, financial position, and profit.

 

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Risks Related to Redemption

Public shareholders who wish to redeem their public shares for a pro rata portion of the Trust Account must comply with specific requirements for redemption that may make it more difficult for them to exercise their redemption rights prior to the deadline. If shareholders fail to comply with the redemption requirements specified in this proxy statement/prospectus, they will not be entitled to redeem their public shares for a pro rata portion of the funds held in the Trust Account.

A public shareholder will be entitled to receive cash for any public shares to be redeemed only if such public shareholder: (1)(a) holds public shares, or (b) if the public shareholder holds public shares through units, the public shareholder elects to separate its units into the underlying public shares and warrants prior to exercising its redemption rights with respect to the public shares; (2) prior to 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time on [●], 2022 (two business days before the scheduled date of the extraordinary general meeting) submits a written request to Continental, our transfer agent, that we redeem all or a portion of your public shares for cash, affirmatively certifying in your request if you “ARE” or “ARE NOT” acting in concert or as a “group” (as defined in Section 13d-3 of the Exchange Act) with any other shareholder with respect to shares of our common stock; and (3) delivers its public shares to our transfer agent physically or electronically through DTC. In order to obtain a physical share certificate, a shareholder’s broker or clearing broker, DTC and our transfer agent will need to act to facilitate this request. It is our understanding that shareholders should generally allot at least two weeks to obtain physical certificates from our transfer agent. However, because we do not have any control over this process or over DTC, it may take significantly longer than two weeks to obtain a physical stock certificate. If it takes longer than anticipated to obtain a physical certificate, public shareholders who wish to redeem their public shares may be unable to obtain physical certificates by the deadline for exercising their redemption rights and thus will be unable to redeem their shares.

If a public shareholder fails to receive notice of our offer to redeem public shares in connection with the Business Combination or fails to comply with the procedures for tendering its shares, such shares may not be redeemed.

If, despite our compliance with the proxy rules, a public shareholder fails to receive our proxy materials, such public shareholder may not become aware of the opportunity to redeem his, her or its public shares. In addition, the proxy materials that we are furnishing to holders of public shares in connection with the Business Combination describe the various procedures that must be complied with in order to validly redeem the public shares. In the event that a public shareholder fails to comply with these procedures, its public shares may not be redeemed. Please see the section entitled “Extraordinary General Meeting of JCIC — Redemption Rights” for additional information on how to exercise your redemption rights.

If you or a “group” of shareholders of which you are a part are deemed to hold an aggregate of more than 15% of the public shares, you (or, if a member of such a group, all of the members of such group in the aggregate) will lose the ability to redeem all such shares in excess of 15% of the public shares.

A public shareholder, together with any of his, her or its affiliates or any other person with whom it is acting in concert or as a “group” (as defined under Section 13 of the Exchange Act), will be restricted from redeeming in the aggregate his, her or its shares or, if part of such a group, the group’s shares, in excess of 15% of the public shares. In order to determine whether a shareholder is acting in concert or as a group with another shareholder, we will require each public shareholder seeking to exercise redemption rights to certify to us whether such shareholder is acting in concert or as a group with any other shareholder. Such certifications, together with other public information relating to stock ownership available to us at that time, such as Section 13D, Section 13G and Section 16 filings under the Exchange Act, will be the sole basis on which we make the above-referenced determination. Your inability to redeem any such excess shares will reduce your influence over our ability to consummate the Business Combination and you could suffer a material loss on your investment in us if you sell such excess shares in open market transactions.

 

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Additionally, you will not receive redemption distributions with respect to such excess shares if we consummate the Business Combination. As a result, you will continue to hold that number of shares aggregating to more than 15% of the public shares and, in order to dispose of such excess shares, would be required to sell your stock in open market transactions, potentially at a loss. We cannot assure you that the value of such excess shares will appreciate over time following the Business Combination or that the market price of the public shares will exceed the per-share redemption price. Notwithstanding the foregoing, shareholders may challenge our determination as to whether a shareholder is acting in concert or as a group with another shareholder in a court of competent jurisdiction.

However, our shareholders’ ability to vote all of their shares (including such excess shares) for or against the Business Combination is not restricted by this limitation on redemption.

There is no guarantee that a shareholder’s decision whether to redeem its shares for a pro rata portion of the Trust Account will put the shareholder in a better future economic position.

We can give no assurance as to the price at which a shareholder may be able to sell its public shares in the future following the Closing or any alternative business combination. Certain events following the consummation of any initial business combination, including the Business Combination, may cause an increase in our share price, and may result in a lower value realized now than a shareholder of JCIC might realize in the future had the shareholder not redeemed its shares. Similarly, if a shareholder does not redeem its shares, the shareholder will bear the risk of ownership of the public shares after the consummation of any initial business combination, and there can be no assurance that a shareholder can sell its shares in the future for a greater amount than the redemption price set forth in this proxy statement/prospectus. A shareholder should consult the shareholder’s own tax and/or financial advisor for assistance on how this may affect his, her or its individual situation.

JCIC directors may decide not to enforce the indemnification obligation of the Sponsor, resulting in a reduction in the amount of funds in the Trust Account available for distribution to public shareholders.

In the event that the proceeds in the Trust Account are reduced below (i) $10.00 per share or (ii) such lesser amount per 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 taxes, and the Sponsor asserts that it is unable to satisfy its indemnification obligations or that it has no indemnification obligations related to a particular claim, JCIC’s independent directors would determine whether to take legal action against the Sponsor to enforce its indemnification obligations. While JCIC currently expects that its independent directors would take legal action on JCIC’s behalf against the Sponsor to enforce its indemnification obligations to us, it is possible that JCIC’s independent directors in exercising their business judgment and subject to JCIC’s fiduciary duties may choose not to do so in any particular instance. If JCIC’s independent directors choose not to enforce these indemnification obligations, the amount of funds in the Trust Account available for distribution to public shareholders may be reduced below $10.00 per share.

Risks if the Adjournment Proposal is Not Approved

If the Adjournment Proposal is not approved, and an insufficient number of votes have been obtained to authorize the consummation of the Business Combination, our board of directors will not have the ability to adjourn the extraordinary general meeting to a later date in order to solicit further votes, and, therefore, the Business Combination will not be approved, and, therefore, the Business Combination may not be consummated.

Our board of directors is seeking approval to adjourn the extraordinary general meeting to a later date or dates if, at the extraordinary general meeting, based upon the tabulated votes, there are insufficient votes to approve each of the Condition Precedent Proposals. If the Adjournment Proposal is not approved, our board of directors will not have the ability to adjourn the extraordinary general meeting to a later date and, therefore, will not have more time to solicit votes to approve the Condition Precedent Proposals. In such events, the Business Combination would not be completed.

 

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Risks Related to Bridger Business

Unless the context otherwise requires, throughout this subsection, references to “we,” “us,” “our” or “the Company” refer to the business of Bridger and its subsidiaries prior to the consummation of the Business Combination, which will be the business of New Bridger and its subsidiaries following the consummation of the Business Combination.

Aviation & Firefighting Risks

Our operation of aircraft involves a degree of inherent risk, and we could suffer losses and adverse publicity stemming from any accident, whether related to us or not, involving aircraft, helicopters, or commercial drones similar to the assets we use in our operations.

The operation of aircraft is subject to various risks, and demand for firefighting services, may in the future be impacted by accidents or other safety issues regardless of whether such accidents or issues involve Bridger flights, our aircraft operators, or aircraft flown by our aircraft operators. Air transportation hazards, such as adverse weather conditions and fire and mechanical failures, may result in death or injury to personnel and passengers which could impact client confidence in a particular aircraft type. Safety statistics for air travel are reported by multiple parties, including the Department of Transportation (“DOT”) and National Transportation Safety Board (“NTSB”), and are often separated into categories of transportation. Because our aerial firefighting services include a variety of aircrafts, our clients may have a hard time determining how safe aerial firefighting services are, and their confidence in aerial firefighting may be impacted by, among other things, the classification of accidents in ways that reflect poorly on aerial firefighting services or the methods that aerial firefighting services utilize.

As the owners and operators of certain aircrafts, including the CL-415EAFs, we believe that safety and reliability are two of the primary attributes that customers consider when selecting aerial firefighting services. Our failure to maintain standards of safety and reliability that are satisfactory to our customers may adversely impact our ability to retain current customers and attract new customers. We are at risk of adverse publicity stemming from any public incident involving our company, our people, or our brand. Such an incident could involve the actual or alleged behavior of any of our employees.

Increased accident history could be bar us from certain contracts, thereby reducing demand for our services. Further, if our personnel or one of the aircraft models that is used by us is involved in a public incident, accident, catastrophe, or regulatory enforcement action, we could be exposed to significant reputational harm and potential legal liability. The insurance we carry may be inapplicable or inadequate to cover any such incident, accident, catastrophe, or action. In the event that our insurance is inapplicable or inadequate, we may be forced to bear substantial losses from an incident or accident. In addition, any such incident, accident, catastrophe, or action involving our employees or one of the aircraft models used by us could create an adverse public perception, which could harm our reputation, resulting in existing or potential customers being reluctant to use our services and adversely impacting our business, results of operations, and financial condition. If one or more of operators were to suffer an accident or lose the ability to fly certain aircraft due to safety concerns or investigations, we may be required to cancel or delay certain aerial firefighting services until replacement aircraft and personnel are obtained.

Our operations may also be negatively impacted by accidents or other safety-related events or investigations that occur in or near the airports and the hangars we utilize for our aerial firefighting services. For example, if an accident were to occur at or near one of our hangars that rely on for certain flights, we may be unable to fly into or out of that hangar until the accident has been cleared, any damages to the facilities have been repaired, and any insurance, regulatory, or other investigations have been completed. Similarly, an adverse safety event by a third-party with respect to the CL-415EAF or any of the other planes in our fleet could result in temporary or permanent bans on certain aircraft models by certain of Bridger’s current or future customers.

 

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Our business is inherently risky in that it is fighting wildfires which are powerful and unpredictable.

The performance of our services necessitates that we interact with wildfires. Wildfires can be massively unpredictable, and while we have implemented safety protocols and systems, these protocols and systems cannot eliminate the risk of accidents. Further, to effectively fight fires, flight operations often require low-level flights and involve performing services in mountainous terrain, both of which increase the risks involved with our services. To protect against these dangers, we may be required to implement more expenses and/or time-consuming safety protocols and systems, which could cause our expenses to be higher than anticipated. We may also be more likely to experience an adverse safety event.

The unavailability of an aircraft due to loss, mechanical failure, lack of pilots or mechanical personnel, especially one of the Viking Air CL-415EAFs (a Super Scooper), would result in lower operating revenues for us for a period of time that cannot be determined and would likely be prolonged.

Aircraft loss for any reason could impact our ability to provide services. Short- or long-term unavailability of an aircraft may also result from an aging fleet or parts obsolescence. Replacement aircraft or replacement parts may not be available or only available with significant delays.

Our revenues are disproportionately derived from the services of our Super Scoopers, of which we expect to have six in our fleet by the fourth quarter of 2022. The unavailability of one or more of our Super Scoopers for an extended period of time could result in a significant reduction in our revenues and adversely affect our results of operations. Additionally, only pilots with significant flight hours can operate Super Scoopers, and there is a limited number of available pilots due to the demanding levels of training. There is a limited number of Super Scoopers in operation globally. Certain replacement parts may be unavailable or difficult to obtain, and we may be unable to hire sufficient mechanics trained to service Super Scoopers.

Our pilots and mechanics are required by contract to meet a minimum standard of operational experience. Finding and employing individuals with the necessary level of experience and certification has required us to hire U.S. and Canadian personnel. Inability to source and hire personnel with appropriate skills and experience would inhibit operations.

Our business’s success depends on our continued ability to attract, retain, and motivate highly qualified personnel with experience in the aviation space, including pilots and mechanics. However, competition for qualified personnel is intense. Our business may not be successful in attracting qualified personnel to fulfill our current or future needs. In the event that we are unable to fill critical open employment positions, we may need to delay our operational activities and goals, including the development and expansion of our business, and may have difficulty in meeting our obligations as a public company.

In addition, competitors and others may attempt to recruit our employees. The loss of the services of any of our key personnel, the inability to attract or retain highly qualified personnel in the future or delays in hiring such personnel, particularly senior management, pilots, and other technical personnel, could materially and adversely affect our business, financial condition and results of operations. In addition, the replacement of key personnel likely would involve significant time and costs and may significantly delay or prevent the achievement of our business objectives.

The development of superior alternative firefighting tactics or technology that do not rely on our existing and planned capital assets could reduce demand for our services and result in a material reduction in our revenue and results of operations.

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powerful, more economic, faster, safer, more environmentally friendly or services that are otherwise superior in certain aspects to our current services, then we may see reduced demand for our services or be required to incur additional costs to adapt our fleet to such technologies or firefighting tactics. Additionally, current and potential government customers may push towards contracting services from customers with modernized fleets. All of these changes could narrow the scope of future contracts to exclude our existing assets, which could reduce demand for our services, our revenues, and earnings.

Operations Risks

We rely on our information technology systems to manage numerous aspects of our business. A cyber-based attack of these systems could disrupt our ability to deliver services to our customers and could lead to increased overhead costs, decreased sales, and harm to our reputation.

We rely on information technology networks and systems to operate and manage our business, including FireTrac, which combines proprietary data and technology to deliver certain insights on fire risks. Our information technology networks and systems process, transmit and store personal and financial information, and proprietary information of our business. The technology also allows us to coordinate our business across our operation bases and communicate with our employees and externally with customers, suppliers, partners, and other third parties. While we believe we take reasonable steps to secure these information technology networks and systems, and the data processed, transmitted, and stored thereon, such networks, systems, and data may be susceptible to cyberattacks, viruses, malware, or other unauthorized access or damage (including by environmental, malicious, or negligent acts), which could result in unauthorized access to, or the release and public exposure of, our proprietary information or our users’ personal information. In addition, cyberattacks, viruses, malware, or other damage or unauthorized access to our information technology networks and systems could result in damage, disruptions, or shutdowns to our platform. Any of the foregoing could cause substantial harm to our business, require us to make notifications to our customers, governmental authorities, or the media, and could result in litigation, investigations or inquiries by government authorities, or subject us to penalties, fines, and other losses relating to the investigation and remediation of such an attack or other unauthorized access or damage to our information technology systems and networks.

Our service, data and systems may be critical to operations or involve the storage, processing and transmission of sensitive data, including valuable intellectual property, other proprietary or confidential data, regulated data, and personal information of employees, and others. Successful breaches, employee malfeasance, or human or technological error could result in, for example, unauthorized access to, disclosure, modification, misuse, loss, or destruction of our or other third-party data or systems; theft of sensitive, regulated, or confidential data including personal information and intellectual property; the loss of access to critical data or systems; service or system disruptions or denials of service.

Our ability to attract and retain customers, to efficiently operate our business, and to compete effectively depends in part upon the sophistication, security, and reliability of our technology network, including our ability to provide features of service that are important to our customers, to protect our confidential business information and the information provided by our customers, and to maintain customer confidence in our ability to protect our systems and to provide services consistent with their expectations. As a result, we are subject to risks imposed by data breaches and operational disruptions, including through cyberattack or cyber-intrusion, by computer hackers, foreign governments, cyber terrorists and activists, cyber criminals, malicious employees or other insiders of the Company or third-party service providers, and other groups and individuals. Data breaches of companies and governments continue to increase as the number, intensity, and sophistication of attempted attacks and intrusions from around the world have increased and we, our customers, and third parties increasingly store and transmit data by means of connected information technology systems. Additionally, risks such as code anomalies, “Acts of God”, data leakage, cyber-fraud, and human error pose a direct threat to our services, systems, and data and could result in unauthorized or block legitimate access to sensitive or confidential data regarding our operations, customers, employees, and suppliers, including personal information.

 

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We also depend on and interact with the technology and systems of third parties, including our customers and third-party service providers such as cloud service providers. Such third parties may host, process, or have access to information we maintain about our company, customers, employees, and vendors or operate systems that are critical to our business operations and services. Like us, these third parties are subject to risks imposed by data breaches, cyberattacks, and other events or actions that could damage, disrupt, or close down their networks or systems. We have security processes, protocols, and standards in place, including contractual provisions requiring such security measures, that are applicable to such third parties and are designed to protect information that is held by them, or to which they have access, as a result of their engagements with us. Nevertheless, a cyberattack could defeat one or more of such third parties’ security measures, allowing an attacker to obtain information about our company, customers, employees, and vendors or disrupt our operations. These third parties may also experience operational disruptions or human error that could result in unauthorized access to sensitive or confidential data regarding our operations, customers, employees, and suppliers, including personal information.

A disruption to our complex, global technology infrastructure, including those impacting our computer systems and website, could result in the loss of confidential business or customer information, require substantial repairs or replacements, resulting in significant costs, and lead to the temporary or permanent transfer by customers of some or all of their business to our competitors. The foregoing could harm our reputation and adversely impact our operations, customer service, and results of operations. Additionally, a security breach could require us to devote significant management resources to address the problems created. A significant data breach or any failure, or perceived failure, by us to comply with any federal, state, or foreign privacy laws, regulations, or other principles or orders to which we may be subject could adversely affect our reputation, brand, and business, and may result in claims, investigations, proceedings, or actions against us by governmental entities, litigation, including class action litigation, from our customers, fines, penalties, or other liabilities, or require us to change our operations or cease using certain data sets. Depending on the nature of the information compromised, we may also have obligations to notify users, law enforcement, government authorities, payment companies, consumer reporting agencies, or the media about the incident and may be required to expend additional resources in connection with investigating and remediating such an incident, and otherwise complying with applicable privacy and data security laws.

These types of adverse impacts could also occur in the event the confidentiality, integrity, or availability of company and customer information was compromised due to a data loss by us or a trusted third party. We or the third parties with which we share information may not discover any security breach and loss of information for a significant period of time after the security breach occurs.

We have invested and continue to invest in technology security initiatives, information-technology risk management, business continuity, and disaster recovery plans, including investments to retire and replace end-of-life systems. The development and maintenance of these measures is costly and requires ongoing monitoring and updating as technologies change and efforts to overcome security measures become increasingly more frequent, intense, and sophisticated. Despite our efforts, we are not fully insulated from data breaches, technology disruptions, data loss, and cyber-fraud, which could adversely impact our competitiveness and results of operations.

While we have significant security processes and initiatives in place, we may be unable to detect or prevent a breach or disruption in the future. Additionally, while we have insurance coverage designed to address certain aspects of cyber risks in place, such insurance coverage may be insufficient to cover all losses or all types of claims that may arise.

 

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Failure to comply with federal, state and foreign laws and regulations relating to privacy, data protection and consumer protection, or the expansion of current laws and regulations or the enactment of new laws or regulations in these areas, could adversely affect our business and our financial condition.

We are subject to a wide variety of laws in the United States and other jurisdictions related to privacy, data protection, and consumer protection that are often complex and subject to varying interpretations. As a result, these privacy, data protection, and consumer protection laws may change or develop over time through judicial decisions or as new guidance or interpretations are provided by regulatory and governing bodies and such changes or developments may be contrary to our existing practices. This may cause us to expend resources on updating, changing, or eliminating some of our privacy and data protection practices.

Our reputation and ability to do business may be impacted by the improper conduct of our employees, agents or business partners.

We have implemented compliance controls, training, policies and procedures designed to prevent and detect reckless or criminal acts from being committed by our employees, agents or business partners that would violate the laws of the jurisdictions in which we operate, including laws governing payments to government officials, such as the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”), the protection of export controlled or classified information, such as ITAR, false claims, procurement integrity, cost accounting and billing, competition, information security and data privacy and the terms of our contracts. This risk of improper conduct may increase as we continue to grow and expand our operations. We cannot ensure, however, that our controls, training, policies and procedures will prevent or detect all such reckless or criminal acts, and we have been adversely impacted by such acts in the past, which have been immaterial in nature. If not prevented, such reckless or criminal acts could subject us to civil or criminal investigations, monetary and non-monetary penalties and suspension and debarment by the U.S. government and could have a material adverse effect on our ability to conduct business, our results of operations and our reputation. In addition, misconduct involving data security lapses resulting in the compromise of personal information or the improper use of our customer’s sensitive or classified information could result in remediation costs, regulatory sanctions against us and serious harm to our reputation and could adversely impact our ability to continue to contract with the U.S. government.

Any failure to offer high-quality aerial firefighting services to customers may harm our relationships with our customers and could adversely affect our reputation, brand, business, financial condition, and results of operations.

We strive to create high levels of customer satisfaction and brand trust through our services and the support provided by our employees. Our customers depend on our team to resolve any issues relating to our services, which are often emergencies, in an efficient and accurate manner. Our ability to provide effective and timely services is largely dependent on numerous factors, including our ability to maintain our existing fleet and our ability to attract and retain skilled employees who can support our customers and are sufficiently knowledgeable about our services. As we continue to grow our business and improve our platform, we will face challenges related to providing quality support at scale. Any failure to provide efficient and timely services, or a market perception that we do not maintain high-quality or dependable services, could adversely affect our reputation, brand, business, financial condition, and results of operations.

Natural disasters, unusual weather conditions, pandemic or epidemic outbreaks, terrorist acts and political events could disrupt our business.

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resulting in additional expense to reschedule or cancel altogether, thereby reducing our sales and profitability. Terrorist attacks, actual or threatened acts of war or the escalation of current hostilities, or any other military or trade disruptions impacting our domestic or foreign suppliers of components of our aircrafts, may impact our operations by, among other things, causing supply chain disruptions and increases in commodity prices, which could adversely affect our raw materials or transportation costs. To the extent these events also impact one or more of our suppliers or result in the closure of any of their facilities or our facilities, we may be unable to fulfill our other contracts.

We are subject to risks associated with climate change, including the potential increased impacts of severe weather events on our operations and infrastructure, and changes in weather patterns may result in lower demand for our services if such changes result in a reduced risk of wildfires.

All climate change-related regulatory activity and developments may adversely affect our business and financial results by requiring us to reduce our emissions, make capital investments to modernize certain aspects of our operations, purchase carbon offsets, or otherwise pay for our emissions. Such activity may also impact us indirectly by increasing our operating costs.

The potential physical effects of climate change, such as increased frequency and severity of storms, floods, fires, fog, mist, freezing conditions, sea-level rise, and other climate-related events, could affect our operations, infrastructure, and financial results. We could incur significant costs to improve the climate resiliency of our infrastructure and otherwise prepare for, respond to, and mitigate such physical effects of climate change. We are not able to accurately predict the materiality of any potential losses or costs associated with the physical effects of climate change. We believe that rising global temperatures have been, and in the future are expected to be, one factor contributing to increasing rates and severity of wildfires. Climate change and global temperatures are impacted my many variables, however, and cannot be predicted with certainty. If global temperatures were to decrease, then the rate and severity of wildfires may decrease as well, resulting in lower demand for our services.

Our business is dependent on the availability of aircraft fuel. Continued periods of significant disruption in the supply or cost of aircraft fuel could have a significant negative impact on consumer demand, our operating results, and liquidity.

Although we are currently able to obtain adequate supplies of aircraft fuel, we cannot predict the future availability. Natural disasters (including hurricanes or similar events in the U.S. Southeast and on the Gulf Coast, where we have performed our aerial firefighting services), political disruptions or military conflicts involving oil-producing countries, economic sanctions imposed against oil-producing countries or specific industry participants, changes in fuel-related governmental policy, the strength of the U.S. dollar against foreign currencies, changes in the cost to transport or store petroleum products, changes in access to petroleum product pipelines and terminals, speculation in the energy futures markets, changes in aircraft fuel production capacity, environmental concerns and other unpredictable events may result in fuel supply shortages or distribution challenges in the future. Any of these factors or events could cause a disruption in or increased demands on oil production, refinery operations, pipeline capacity, or terminal access and possibly result in diminished availability of aircraft fuel supply for our business. The impact of such events may limit our ability to perform our aerial firefighting services, which could result in loss of revenue and adversely affect our ability to provide our services.

System failures, defects, errors, or vulnerabilities in our website, applications, backend systems, or other technology systems or those of third-party technology providers could harm our reputation and brand and adversely impact our business, financial condition, and results of operations.

Our systems, or those of third parties upon which we rely, may experience service interruptions, outages, or degradation because of hardware and software defects or malfunctions, human error, or malfeasance by third parties or our employees, contractors, or service providers, earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, fires, natural

 

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disasters, power losses, disruptions in telecommunications services, fraud, military or political conflicts, terrorist attacks, cyberattacks, or other events. Our insurance may not be sufficient, and we may not have sufficient remedies available to us from our third-party service providers, to cover all of our losses that may result from such interruptions, outages, or degradation.

If we fail to adequately protect our proprietary intellectual property rights, our competitive position could be impaired and we may lose market share, generate reduced revenue, and/or incur costly litigation to protect our rights.

Our success depends, in part, on our ability to protect our proprietary intellectual property rights, including certain technologies we utilize in arranging air firefighting services. To date, we have relied primarily on trade secrets and trademarks to protect our proprietary technology. Our software is also subject to certain protection under copyright law, though we have chosen not to register any of our copyrights. We routinely enter into non-disclosure agreements with our employees, consultants, third party aircraft operators, and other relevant persons and take other measures to protect our intellectual property rights, such as limiting access to our trade secrets and other confidential information. We intend to continue to rely on these and other means, including patent protection, in the future. However, the steps we take to protect our intellectual property may be inadequate, and unauthorized parties may attempt to copy aspects of our intellectual property or obtain and use information that we regard as proprietary and, if successful, may potentially cause us to lose market share, harm our ability to compete, and result in reduced revenue. Moreover, our non-disclosure agreements do not prevent our competitors from independently developing technologies that are substantially equivalent or superior to our products, and there can be no assurance that our competitors or third parties will comply with the terms of these agreements, or that we will be able to successfully enforce such agreements or obtain sufficient remedies if they are breached. There can be no assurance that the intellectual property rights we own or license will provide competitive advantages or will not be challenged or circumvented by our competitors.

Further, obtaining and maintaining patent, copyright, and trademark protection can be costly, and we may choose not to, or may fail to, pursue or maintain such forms of protection for our technology in the United States or foreign jurisdictions, which could harm our ability to maintain our competitive advantage in such jurisdictions. It is also possible that we will fail to identify patentable aspects of our technology before it is too late to obtain patent protection, that we will be unable to devote the resources to file and prosecute all patent applications for such technology, or that we will inadvertently lose protection for failing to comply with all procedural, documentary, payment, and similar obligations during the patent prosecution process. The laws of some countries do not protect proprietary rights to the same extent as the laws of the United States, and mechanisms for enforcement of intellectual property rights in some foreign countries may be inadequate to prevent other parties from infringing our proprietary technology. To the extent we expand our international activities, our exposure to unauthorized use of our technologies and proprietary information may increase. We may also fail to detect unauthorized use of our intellectual property or be required to expend significant resources to monitor and protect our intellectual property rights, including engaging in litigation, which may be costly, time-consuming, and divert the attention of management and resources, and may not ultimately be successful. If we fail to meaningfully establish, maintain, protect, and enforce our intellectual property rights, our business, financial condition, and results of operations could be adversely affected.

We use open-source software in connection with our platform, which may pose risks to our intellectual property.

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that all open-source software is reviewed prior to use in our platform, that our developers have not incorporated open-source software into our platform that we are unaware of, or that they will not do so in the future. Additionally, the terms of open-source licenses have not been extensively interpreted by United States or international courts, and so there is a risk that open-source software licenses could be construed in a manner that imposes unanticipated conditions or restrictions on us or our proprietary software. If an author or other third party that distributes such open-source software were to allege that we had not complied with the conditions of an open-source license, we could incur significant legal costs defending ourselves against such allegations or remediating any alleged non-compliance with open-source licenses. Any such remediation efforts could require significant additional resources, and we may not be able to successfully complete any such remediation. Further, in addition to risks related to license requirements, use of certain open-source software can lead to greater risks than use of third-party commercial software, as open-source licensors generally do not provide warranties, and the open-source software may contain security vulnerabilities.

In the event that we engage in foreign operations, we will be exposed to risks related to geo-political and economic factors, laws and regulations and our international business would subject us to numerous political and economic factors, legal requirements, cross-cultural considerations and other risks associated with doing business globally.

Our potential expansion into international markets is subject to both U.S. and foreign laws and regulations, including, without limitation, laws and regulations relating to export/import controls, economic sanctions, technology transfer restrictions, government contracts and procurement, data privacy and protection, anti-corruption (including the anti-bribery, books and records, and internal controls provisions of the FCPA governing interactions with foreign government officials), the anti-boycott provisions of the U.S. Export Administration Act, security restrictions and intellectual property. Failure by us, our employees, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners or others with whom we work to comply with any of these applicable laws and regulations could result in administrative, civil, commercial or criminal liabilities, including suspension or debarment from government contracts or suspension of our export/import privileges. New regulations and requirements, or changes to existing ones in the various countries in which we operate can significantly increase our costs and risks of doing business internationally.

Changes in laws, regulations, political leadership and environment, and/or security risks may dramatically affect our ability to conduct or continue to conduct business in international markets, including sales to customers and purchases from suppliers outside the United States. We may also be impacted by shifts in U.S. and foreign national policies and priorities, political decisions and geopolitical relationships, any of which may be influenced by changes in the threat environment, political leadership, geopolitical uncertainties, world events, bilateral and multi-lateral relationships and economic and political factors. Any changes to these policies could impact our operations and/or export authorizations, or delay purchasing decisions or payments and the provision of supplies, goods and services including, without limitation, in connection with any government programs. Current conflicts in the geopolitical environment, including the Russian and Ukrainian conflict, may result in economic instability and political uncertainties that could have a material adverse effect on the timing of the government programs in which we are involved, and consequently our business, operations and profitability.

Global economic conditions and fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates could also impact our business. For example, the tightening of credit in financial markets outside of the U.S. could adversely affect the ability of our customers and suppliers to obtain financing and could result in a decrease in or cancellation of orders for our aerial firefighting services or impact the ability of our customers to make payments.

Our insurance may become too difficult or expensive for us to obtain or maintain. Increases in insurance costs or reductions in insurance coverage may materially and adversely impact our results of operations and financial position.

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is customary in the industry and adequate to protect against claims. However, there can be no assurance that it will be sufficient to cover potential claims or that present levels of coverage will be available in the future at reasonable cost. Additionally, replacement aircraft, especially new Super Scoopers, may not be readily available for purchase, potentially resulting in lost revenue for extended periods of time. Further, we expect our insurance costs to increase as we anticipate adding aircraft, expanding our services, and entering into new markets.

We are highly dependent on our senior management team and other highly skilled personnel with unique skills. We will need to be able to continue to grow our workforce with highly skilled workers in the future. If we are not successful in attracting or retaining highly qualified personnel, we may not be able to successfully implement our business strategy.

Our success depends, in significant part, on the continued services of our senior management team and on our ability to attract, motivate, develop, and retain a sufficient number of other highly skilled personnel, including finance, marketing, sales, and technology and support personnel. We believe that the breadth and depth of our senior management team’s experience across multiple industries will be instrumental to our success. The loss of any one or more members of our senior management team, for any reason, including resignation or retirement, could impair our ability to execute our business strategy and have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition, and results of operations. Additionally, our financial condition and results of operations may be adversely affected if we are unable to attract and retain skilled employees to support our operations and growth.

Our business may be adversely affected by labor and union activities.

Although none of our employees are currently represented by a labor union, it is common throughout the aerospace industry generally for many employees at aerospace companies to belong to a union, which can result in higher employee costs and increased risk of work stoppages. We may also directly and indirectly depend upon other companies with unionized work forces, such as parts suppliers and trucking and freight companies, and work stoppages or strikes organized by such unions could harm our business, financial condition or operating results.

Past performance by our management team or their respective affiliates may not be indicative of future performance of an investment in us.

Our management team has successfully grown and exited prior business ventures, including Ascent Vision Technologies by our founders, Matthew Sheehy and Tim Sheehy. Any past experience or performance of our management team and their respective affiliates is not a guarantee of success with respect to Bridger.

We have entered into ground leases with terms of twenty (20) years with the Gallatin Airport Authority for each of our hangars. If the Airport Authority declines to renew any of our ground leases, our operations and results of operations could be materially and adversely impacted.

Our current hangars are and the additional hangars we plan to add in the near-term will be located on certain land owned by Gallatin Airport Authority (the “Airport Authority”) and leased to our subsidiaries. The initial term of each Ground Lease is twenty (20) years from its respective commencement date. These hangers are critical to our ability to provide maintenance on our aircraft. If the Airport Authority terminates our leases, or refuses to renew them when expired, we may incur significant costs to locate suitable alternative hangar locations and may incur increased costs to modify any replacement hangars for our business, and the process may require significant management attention.

Additionally, we currently have two hangars under contract with a general contractor based in Bozeman, Montana. Construction of the hangars is subject to the risks of cost overruns and delays due to a variety of factors including, among other things, site difficulties, labor strife, delays in and shortages of materials, weather conditions, fire and casualty. Any delay in completion of the hangars could materially adversely affect the timing of the commencement of operations at the hangars, which could affect receipt of future revenues.

 

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Our lack of diversification with respect to the aircrafts we use may subject us to negative economic, competitive and regulatory developments that disproportionately impact our aviation assets as compared to other fire suppression aircraft or alternative fire suppression services, which could adversely affect our ability to market and sell our services and our reputation.

Our fleet is comprised mainly of CL-415EAF aircraft, which is currently limited in Supply (see “Limited Availability of Super Scoops” Risk Factor). Furthermore, regulations or restrictions that cause us to ground the fleet after a safety or maintenance event, whether or not in connection with us or our services, have the potential to significantly affect our ability to carry out our operations and generate revenue. A similar incident could also damage our reputation or the perception of safety or efficacy of the CL-415EAF in fighting wildfires, which could negatively impact our business and results of operations.

Any delays in the development, design and engineering of our products and services may adversely impact our business, financial condition and results of operations.

We have previously experienced, and may experience in the future, delays or other complications in the design, production, delivery and servicing ramp of our systems, products, technologies, services, and related technology, including on account of the global COVID-19 health crisis. If delays like this arise or recur, if our remediation measures and process changes do not continue to be successful or if we experience issues with design and safety, we could experience issues or delays in increasing production further.

If we encounter difficulties in scaling our delivery or servicing capabilities, if we fail to develop and successfully commercialize our products and services, if we fail to develop such technologies before our competitors, or if such technologies fail to perform as expected, are inferior to those of our competitors or are perceived to offer less mission assurance than those of our competitors, our business, financial condition and results of operations could be materially and adversely impacted.

Seasonality Risks

There is a seasonal fluctuation in the need to fight forest fires based upon location. A significant portion of our total revenue currently occurs during the second and third quarters of the year due to the North American fire season, and the intensity of the fire season varies from year to year. As a result, our operating results may fluctuate significantly from quarter to quarter and from year to year

Our quarterly and annual operating results may fluctuate significantly, which makes our future operating results difficult to predict and could cause our operating results to fall below expectations or any guidance we may provide. These fluctuations may occur due to a variety of factors, many of which are outside of our control, including but not limited to: forest fires tend to have a higher occurrence during the summer months and during times of drought, but are ultimately unpredictable; climate change and changes in global temperatures occur of time; unexpected weather patterns, natural disasters or other events that increase or decrease the rate or intensity of wildfires or impair our ability to perform firefighting services; changes in governmental regulations or in the status of our regulatory approvals or applications. The individual or cumulative effects of factors discussed above could result in large fluctuations and unpredictability in our quarterly and annual operating results. As a result, comparing our operating results on a period-to-period basis may not be meaningful or be a good indication of our current or future performance.

This variability and unpredictability could also result in our failing to meet the expectations of industry or financial analysts or investors for any period. If our revenue or operating results fall below the expectations of analysts or investors or below any guidance we may provide, or if any guidance we provide is below the expectations of analysts or investors, the price of our common stock could decline substantially. Such a stock price decline could occur even when we have met any previously publicly stated guidance we may provide. Furthermore, if we are unable to obtain access to working capital or if seasonal fluctuations are greater than anticipated, there could be a material adverse effect on our financial condition, results of operations, or cash flows.

 

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Extreme weather, drought and shifting climate patterns have intensified the challenges associated with many of the risks facing the Company, particularly wildfire management.

Extreme weather, drought and shifting climate patterns have intensified the challenges associated with many of the other risks facing our business, particularly wildfire management. Our service territory encompasses some of the most densely forested areas in the United States and, as a consequence, is subject to risks from vegetation-related ignition events. Further, environmental extremes, such as drought conditions and extreme heat followed by periods of wet weather, can drive additional vegetation growth (which can then fuel fires) and influence both the likelihood and severity of extraordinary wildfire events. In particular, the risk posed by wildfires, including during the 2021 wildfire season, increased in the United States as a result of an ongoing extended period of drought, bark beetle infestations in forests and wildfire fuel increases due to rising temperatures and record rainfall following the drought, and strong wind events, among other environmental factors. Contributing factors other than environmental can include local land use policies and historical forestry management practices. The combined effects of extreme weather and climate change also impact this risk.

Further, we have been studying the potential effects of climate change (increased severity and frequency of storm events, sea level rise, land subsidence, change in temperature extremes, changes in precipitation patterns and drought, and wildfire) on its assets, operations, and services, and we are developing adaptation plans to set forth a strategy for those events and conditions that we believe are most significant. Consequences of these climate-driven events may vary widely and could include increased stress on our services due to new patterns of demand, physical damage to our fleet and infrastructure, higher operational costs, and an increase in the number requests for our services. In addition, we could incur substantial costs to repair or replace aircrafts and facilities.

Events or conditions caused by climate change could have a greater impact on our operations than our studies suggest and could result in a fluctuation in revenues and expenses. Conversely, the impact could be less than we anticipate, which we expect would result in reduce demand for our ariel firefighting services.

The substantial majority of our revenue currently is concentrated in the Western United States.

Currently, the substantial majority of our revenue is generated in the states of the United States located West of the Mississippi River, and if the weather patterns result in fewer wildfires in this region, demand for “flight hour” services would decrease and potentially result in a material decrease in revenue or net income.

Sales and Customer Risks

Our long-term success and ability to significantly grow our revenue will depend, in part, on our ability to establish and expand into international markets and/or expand market segments.

Our future results will depend, in part, on our ability to establish and expand our presence within international markets. Our ability to expand into these markets will depend upon our ability to obtain the necessary international governmental certifications and regulatory approvals, adapt to international markets and new market segments, understand the local customer base, and address any unique local technological requirements. Our ability to expand internationally involves various risks, including, but not limited to, the need to invest significant resources in such expansion, and the possibility that returns on such investments will not be achieved in the near future or at all in these less familiar competitive environments. We may also choose to conduct our international business through joint ventures, minority investments or other partnerships with local companies as well as co-marketing with other established brands. If we are unable to identify partners or negotiate favorable terms, our international growth may be limited. In addition, we may incur significant expenses in advance of generating material revenue as we attempt to establish our presence in particular international markets or market segments outside of aerial firefighting services.

 

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The aerial firefighting industry is expected to grow in the near future and is volatile, and if it does not develop, if it develops slower than we expect, if it develops in a manner that does not require use of our services, if it encounters negative publicity or if our solution does not drive commercial or governmental engagement, the growth of our business will be harmed.

The market for aerial firefighting is still rapidly evolving, characterized by rapidly changing technologies, competitive pricing and competitive factors, evolving government regulation and industry standards, and changing customer demands and behaviors. If the market for our services in general does not develop as expected, or develops more slowly than expected, our business, prospects, financial condition and operating results could be harmed.

In the future, there may be other businesses who attempt to provide the services that we provide, or our main private competitor could attempt to increase operations. In the future, federal, state, and local governments and foreign governments may also decide to directly provide such services.

The industry in which we operate may become increasingly competitive as a result of the expansion of the demand for aerial firefighting operations or the entrance of federal, state, and local governments and foreign governments into the aerial firefighting space. We compete against a number of private operators with different business models, and new entrants may begin offering arial firefighting services. Factors that affect competition in our industry include price, reliability, safety, regulations, professional reputation, aircraft availability, equipment and quality, consistency and ease of service, and willingness and ability to serve specific regions. There can be no assurance that our competitors will not be successful in capturing a share of our present or potential customer base. Certain governments may decide a government owned, government operated model is preferable, from a cost perspective or otherwise, to perform aerial firefighting services directly or to own their own aircraft and contract with independent operators. The materialization of any of these risks could adversely affect our business, financial condition and results of operations.

If we experience harm to our reputation and brand, our business, financial condition and results of operations could be adversely affected.

Continuing to increase the strength of our reputation and brand for reliable, experience-driven, and cost-effective aerial firefighting services is critical to our ability to attract and retain qualified aircraft operators. In addition, our growth strategy may include international expansion through joint ventures, minority investments, or other partnerships with local companies, as well as event activations and cross-marketing with other established brands, all of which benefit from our reputation and brand recognition. If we fail to protect our reputation and brand recognition, it could adversely affect our business, financial condition, and results of operations.

We have government customers, which subjects us to risks including early termination, audits, investigations, sanctions and penalties. We are also subject to regulations applicable to government contractors which increase our operating costs and if we fail to comply, could result in the termination of our contracts with government entities.

We derive a substantial portion of our revenue from contracts with the U.S. government and may enter into additional contracts with the U.S. or foreign governments in the future. This subjects us to statutes and regulations applicable to companies doing business with the government, including the FAA. These government contracts customarily contain provisions that give the government substantial rights and remedies, many of which are not typically found in commercial contracts and which are unfavorable to contractors. For instance, most U.S. government agencies include provisions that allow the government to unilaterally terminate or modify contracts for convenience, and in that event, the counterparty to the contract may generally recover only its incurred or committed costs and settlement expenses and profit on work completed prior to the termination. In

 

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addition, as a small business, we have been awarded certain government contracts based on our status under the applicable regulations of the Small Business Association. If we continue to expand and are unable to maintain this small business status, we may no longer be eligible to utilize the small business status to grow our business. If the government terminates a contract for default, the defaulting party may be liable for any extra costs incurred by the government in procuring undelivered items from another source.

Some of our federal government contracts are subject to the approval of appropriations being made by the U.S. Congress to fund the expenditures under these contracts. In addition, government contracts normally contain additional requirements that may increase our costs of doing business, reduce our profits, and expose us to liability for failure to comply with these terms and conditions. These requirements include, for example:

 

   

specialized disclosure and accounting requirements unique to government contracts;

 

   

financial and compliance audits that may result in potential liability for price adjustments, recoupment of government funds after such funds have been spent, civil and criminal penalties, or administrative sanctions such as suspension or debarment from doing business with the U.S. government;

 

   

public disclosures of certain contract and company information; and

 

   

mandatory socioeconomic compliance requirements, including labor requirements, non-discrimination and affirmative action programs and environmental compliance requirements.

Government contracts are also generally subject to greater scrutiny by the government, which can initiate reviews, audits and investigations regarding our compliance with government contract requirements. In addition, if we fail to comply with government contracting laws, regulations and contract requirements, our contracts may be subject to termination, and we may be subject to financial and/or other liability under our contracts, the Federal Civil False Claims Act (including treble damages and other penalties), or criminal law. In particular, the False Claims Act’s “whistleblower” provisions also allow private individuals, including present and former employees, to sue on behalf of the U.S. government. Any penalties, damages, fines, suspension, or damages could adversely affect our ability to operate our business and our financial results.

The U.S. government’s budget deficit and the national debt, as well as any inability of the U.S. government to complete its budget process for any government fiscal year and consequently having to shut down or operate on funding levels equivalent to its prior fiscal year pursuant to a “continuing resolution,” could have an adverse impact on our business, financial condition, results of operations and cash flows.

Considerable uncertainty exists regarding how future budget and program decisions will unfold, including the aerial firefighting spending priorities of the U.S. government, what challenges budget reductions will present for the aerial firefighting industry and whether annual appropriations bills for all agencies will be enacted for U.S. government fiscal 2023 and thereafter due to many factors, including but not limited to, changes in the political environment, including before or after a change to the leadership within the government administration, and any resulting uncertainty or changes in policy or priorities and resultant funding. The U.S. government’s budget deficit and the national debt could have an adverse impact on our business, financial condition, results of operations and cash flows in a number of ways, including the following:

 

   

The U.S. government could reduce or delay its spending on, reprioritize its spending away from, or decline to provide funding for the government programs in which we participate;

 

   

U.S. government spending could be impacted by alternate arrangements to sequestration, which increases the uncertainty as to, and the difficulty in predicting, U.S. government spending priorities and levels; and

 

   

We may experience declines in revenue, profitability and cash flows as a result of reduced or delayed orders or payments or other factors caused by economic difficulties of our customers and prospective customers, including U.S. federal, state and local governments.

 

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Furthermore, we believe continued budget pressures could have serious negative consequences for the aerial firefighting industrial base and the customers, employees, suppliers, investors and communities that rely on companies in the aerial firefighting industrial base. Budget and program decisions made in this environment would have long-term implications for us and the entire aerial firefighting industry.

We depend significantly on U.S. government contracts, which often are only partially funded, subject to immediate termination, and heavily regulated and audited. The termination or failure to fund, or negative audit findings for, one or more of these contracts could have an adverse impact on our business, financial condition, results of operations and cash flows.

Over its lifetime, a U.S. government program may be implemented by the award of many different individual contracts and subcontracts. The funding of U.S. government programs is subject to U.S. Congressional appropriations. In recent years, U.S. government appropriations have been affected by larger U.S. government budgetary issues and related legislation. Although multi-year contracts may be authorized and appropriated in connection with major procurements, the U.S. Congress generally appropriates funds on a government fiscal year basis. Procurement funds are typically made available for obligation over the course of one to three years. Consequently, programs often initially receive only partial funding, and additional funds are obligated only as the U.S. Congress authorizes further appropriations. As a result of the restrictions on the authority of federal agencies to obligate federal funds without annual appropriations from Congress, most of our contracts are structured for one base year with options for up to four additional years. We cannot predict the extent to which total funding and/or funding for individual programs will be included, increased or reduced as part of the annual appropriations process ultimately approved by U.S. Congress and the President of the United States or in separate supplemental appropriations or continuing resolutions, as applicable. The termination of funding for a U.S. government program would result in a loss of anticipated future revenue attributable to that program, which could have an adverse impact on our operations. In addition, the termination of a program or the failure to commit additional funds to a program that already has been started could result in lost revenue and increase our overall costs of doing business.

Generally, U.S. government contracts are subject to oversight audits by U.S. government representatives. Such audits could result in adjustments to our contract costs. Any costs found to be improperly allocated to a specific contract will not be reimbursed, and such costs already reimbursed must be refunded. We have recorded contract revenue based on costs we expect to realize upon final audit. However, we do not know the outcome of any future audits and adjustments, and we may be required to materially reduce our revenue or profits upon completion and final negotiation of audits. Negative audit findings could also result in termination of a contract, forfeiture of profits, suspension of payments, fines or suspension or debarment from U.S. Government contracting or subcontracting for a period of time.

In addition, U.S. government contracts generally contain provisions permitting termination, in whole or in part, without prior notice at the U.S. government’s convenience upon payment only for work done and commitments made at the time of termination. For some contracts, we are a subcontractor and not the prime contractor, and in those arrangements, the U.S. Government could terminate the prime contractor for convenience without regard for our performance as a subcontractor. We can give no assurance that one or more of our U.S. government contracts will not be terminated under those circumstances. Also, we can give no assurance that we would be able to procure new contracts to offset the revenue or backlog lost as a result of any termination of our U.S. government contracts. Because a significant portion of our revenue is dependent on our performance and payment under our U.S. government contracts, the loss of one or more large contracts could have a material adverse impact on our business, financial condition, results of operations and cash flows.

Our U.S. government business also is subject to specific procurement regulations and a variety of socioeconomic and other requirements. These requirements, although customary in U.S. government contracts, increase our performance and compliance costs. These costs might increase in the future, thereby reducing our margins, which could have an adverse effect on our business, financial condition, results of operations and cash

 

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flows. In addition, the U.S. government has and may continue to implement initiatives focused on efficiencies, affordability and cost growth and other changes to its procurement practices. These initiatives and changes to procurement practices may change the way U.S. government contracts are solicited, negotiated and managed, which may affect whether and how we pursue opportunities to provide our products and services to the U.S. government, including the terms and conditions under which we do so, which may have an adverse impact on our business, financial condition, results of operations and cash flows. For example, contracts awarded under the DoD’s Other Transaction Authority for research and prototypes generally require cost-sharing and may not follow, or may follow only in part, standard U.S. government contracting practices and terms, such as the Federal Acquisition Regulation (“FAR”) and Cost Accounting Standards.

Failure to comply with applicable regulations and requirements could lead to fines, penalties, repayments, or compensatory or treble damages, or suspension or debarment from U.S. government contracting or subcontracting for a period of time. Among the causes for debarment are violations of various laws and regulations, including those related to procurement integrity, export control (including ITAR), U.S. government security, employment practices, protection of the environment, accuracy of records, proper recording of costs and foreign corruption. The termination of a U.S. government contract or relationship as a result of any of these acts would have an adverse impact on our operations and could have an adverse effect on our standing and eligibility for future U.S. government contracts.

Any future international expansion strategy will subject us to additional costs and risks, and our plans may not be successful.

We have considered expanding our international operations. Operating outside of the United States may require significant management attention to oversee operations across a broad geographic area with varying regulations, customs and cultural norms, in addition to placing strain on our finance, analytics, compliance, legal, engineering, and operations teams. We may incur significant operating expenses and may not be successful in our international expansion for a variety of reasons, including:

 

   

recruiting and retaining talented and capable employees in foreign countries and maintaining our company culture across all of our offices;

 

   

competition from local incumbents that better understand the local market, may market and operate more effectively, and may enjoy greater local affinity or awareness;

 

   

differing demand dynamics, which may make our offerings less successful;

 

   

complying with local laws and regulatory standards, including with respect to data privacy and tax;

 

   

obtaining any required government approvals, licenses, or other authorizations;

 

   

varying levels of Internet and mobile technology adoption and infrastructure;

 

   

costs and exchange rate fluctuations;

 

   

operating in jurisdictions that do not protect intellectual property rights to the same extent as the United States; and

 

   

limitations on the repatriation and investment of funds as well as foreign currency exchange restrictions.

Our limited experience in operating our business internationally increases the risk that any potential future expansion efforts that we undertake may not be successful. If we invest substantial time and resources to expand our operations internationally and are unable to manage these risks effectively, our business, financial condition, and results of operations could be adversely affected. In addition, international expansion may increase our risks related to compliance with various laws and standards, including with respect to anti-corruption, anti-bribery, and trade and economic sanctions.

 

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We may be blocked from or limited in providing or offering our services in certain jurisdictions and may be required to modify our business model in those jurisdictions as a result.

We face regulatory obstacles, including those lobbied for in local government, which could prevent us from operating our aerial firefighting services. We may incur significant costs in defending our right to operate in accordance with our business model in many jurisdictions. To the extent that efforts to block or limit our operations are successful, or we or third-party aircraft operators are required to comply with regulatory and other requirements applicable to our services, our revenue and growth would be adversely affected.

We may enter into firefighting contracts in the future with foreign governments, which may result in increased compliance and oversight risks and expenses.

If we enter into contracts with foreign governments in the future, we may be subject to further regulations and complicated procurement processes that require significant expense and/or management attention. Additionally, contracts with foreign governments often necessitate higher levels of compliance and oversight functions, which could increase our costs, making us less competitive and hurting our results from operations.

We may be unable to manage our future growth effectively, which could make it difficult to execute our business strategy.

If our operations continue to grow as planned, of which there can be no assurance, we will need to expand our sales, marketing, operations, and the number of aircrafts that we own and operate in connection with our aerial firefighting services. Our continued growth could increase the strain on our resources, and we could experience operating difficulties, including difficulties in hiring, training, and managing an increasing number of employees. These difficulties may result in the erosion of our brand image, divert the attention of management and key employees, and impact financial and operational results. In addition, in order to continue to increase our presence, we expect to incur substantial expenses and capital expenditures as we continue to attempt to increase our coverage areas, aircraft fleet, and employee base. The continued expansion of our business may also require additional space for administrative support. If we are unable to drive commensurate growth, these costs, which include lease commitments, marketing costs and headcount, could result in decreased margins, which could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition, and results of operations.

We rely on a few large customers for a majority of our business, and the loss of any of these customers, significant changes in the prices, marketing allowances or other important terms provided to any of these customers or adverse developments with respect to the financial condition of these customers could materially reduce our net income and operating results.

Our total revenues are concentrated among a small number of large customers. Sales to our three largest customers in the aggregate represented 98%, and sales to our largest customer represented 74% of our total revenues during the year ended December 31, 2021, and one customer that accounted for 92% of accounts receivable as of December 31, 2021. We are under continued pressure from our major customers to offer lower prices, extended payment terms, increased marketing and other allowances and other terms more favorable to these customers because our sales to these customers are concentrated, and the market in which we operate is very competitive. These customer demands have put continued pressure on our operating margins and profitability, resulted in periodic negotiations in connection with open requests for proposals to provide more favorable prices and terms to these customers and significantly increased our working capital needs. In addition, this customer concentration leaves us vulnerable to any adverse change in the financial condition of these customers. Changes in terms with, significant allowances for and collections from these customers could affect our operating results and cash flows. The loss of our main customers could adversely affect our business.

 

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Our cash flow and profitability could be reduced if expenditures are incurred prior to the final receipt of a contract.

We provide services on behalf of our customers under various contractual arrangements. From time to time, in order to ensure that we satisfy our customers’ requirements and time-sensitive needs, we may elect to initiate procurement in advance of receiving final authorization from the government customer or a prime contractor. If our government or prime contractor customer’s requirements should change or if the government or the prime contractor should direct the anticipated procurement to another contractor, or if the anticipated contract award does not materialize, our investment might be at risk. This could reduce anticipated earnings or result in a loss, negatively affecting our cash flow and profitability.

If we are not able to successfully enter into new markets and offer new services and enhance our existing offerings, our business, financial condition and results of operations could be adversely affected.

Our growth will depend in part on our ability to successfully enter into new markets and expand on our existing services. Significant changes to our existing services may require us to obtain and maintain applicable permits, authorizations or other regulatory approvals. If these new services are unsuccessful or fail to attract a sufficient number of customers to be profitable, or we are unable to bring new or expanded services to market efficiently, our business, financial condition and results of operations could be adversely affected. Furthermore, new demands regarding our services, including the availability of superior services or a deterioration in the quality of our existing services, could negatively affect the attractiveness of our platform and the economics of our business and require us to make substantial changes to and additional investments in our routes or our business model. Developing and launching new services or enhancements to our existing services involves significant risks and uncertainties, including risks related to the reception of such services by existing and potential future customers, increases in operational complexity, unanticipated delays or challenges in implementing such services or enhancements, increased strain on our operational and internal resources (including an impairment of our ability to accurately forecast flier demand and the number of customers using our platform) and negative publicity in the event such new or enhanced routes are perceived to be unsuccessful. We have scaled our business rapidly, and significant new initiatives have in the past resulted in such operational challenges affecting our business. In addition, developing and launching new services and enhancements to our existing services may involve significant upfront investment, such as purchasing additional aircrafts, and such investments may not generate return on investment.

Supplier Risks

We rely on a limited number of suppliers for certain raw materials and supplied components. We may not be able to obtain sufficient raw materials or supplied components to meet our maintenance or operating needs or obtain such materials on favorable terms or at all, which could impair our ability to provide our services in a timely manner or increase our costs of services and maintenance.

Our ability to produce our current and future systems, technologies and services and other components of operation is dependent upon sufficient availability of raw materials and supplied components, which we secure from a limited number of suppliers. Global supply chains have recently experienced disruption as a result of industry capacity constraints, tariffs, material availability and global logistics delays arising from transportation capacity of ocean shipping containers and a prolonged delay in resumption of operations by one or more key suppliers as a result of COVID-19. Our reliance on suppliers to secure raw materials and supplied components exposes us to volatility in the prices and availability of these materials. We may not be able to obtain sufficient supplies of raw materials or supplied components on favorable terms or at all, which could result in delays in the provision of our services, our ability to repair and service our assets, or increased costs, any of which could harm our business, financial condition and results of operations.

 

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There is a limited supply of new CL-415EAF aircraft to purchase, and an inability to purchase additional CL-415EAF aircraft could impede our ability to increase our revenue and net income.

Currently, a majority of the Company’s revenue derives from services performed by the CL-415EAF. LAS has only made 12 CL-415EAFs available for sale between 2020 and 2025. If the Company continues to focus operations on a single airframe for fire suppression and does not expand its fleet to other aircraft, the Company’s operations may be impacted by the limited supply of new CL-415EAF aircraft available to purchase, which creates a revenue ceiling until additional aircraft can be produced or acquired, which could adversely affect our results of operation and ability to obtain efficiencies of scale.

We currently rely and will continue to rely on third-party partners to provide and store the parts and components required to service and maintain our aircrafts, and to supply critical components and systems, which exposes us to a number of risks and uncertainties outside our control. Disputes with our suppliers or the inability of our suppliers to perform, or our key suppliers to timely deliver our components, parts or services, could cause our services to be provided in an untimely or unsatisfactory manner.

We are substantially reliant on our relationships with our suppliers and service providers for the parts and components in our aircraft. If any of these suppliers or service partners were to experience delays, disruptions, capacity constraints or quality control problems in their manufacturing operations, or if they choose to not do business with us, we would have significant difficulty in procuring and preparing our aircrafts for service, and our business prospects would be significantly harmed. These disruptions would negatively impact our revenues, competitive position and reputation. In addition, our suppliers or service partners may rely on certain state tax incentives that may be subject to change or elimination in the future, which could result in additional costs and delays in production if a new manufacturing site must be obtained. Further, if we are unable to successfully manage our relationship with our suppliers or service partners, the quality and availability of our aircraft may be harmed. Our suppliers or service partners could, under some circumstances, decline to accept new purchase orders from or otherwise reduce their business with us. If our suppliers or service partners stopped manufacturing our aircraft components for any reason or reduced manufacturing capacity, we may be unable to replace the lost manufacturing capacity on a timely and comparatively cost-effective basis, which would adversely impact our operations.

The manufacturing facilities of our suppliers or service partners and the equipment used to manufacture the components for our aircraft would be costly to replace and could require substantial lead time to replace and qualify for use. The manufacturing facilities of our suppliers or service partners may be harmed or rendered inoperable by natural or man-made disasters, including earthquakes, flooding, fire and power outages, or by public health issues, such as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which may render it difficult or impossible for us to manufacture our aircraft for some period of time. The inability to manufacture our aircraft components or the backlog that could develop if the manufacturing facilities of our suppliers or service partners are inoperable for even a short period of time may result in the loss of customers or harm our reputation.

We do not control our suppliers or service partners or such parties’ labor and other legal compliance practices, including their environmental, health and safety practices. If our current suppliers or service partners, or any other suppliers or service partners which we may use in the future, violate U.S. or foreign laws or regulations, we may be subjected to extra duties, significant monetary penalties, adverse publicity, the seizure and forfeiture of products that we are attempting to import or the loss of our import privileges. The effects of these factors could render the conduct of our business in a particular country undesirable or impractical and have a negative impact on our operating results.

 

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Legal and Regulatory Risks

Our business is subject to a wide variety of additional extensive and evolving government laws and regulations. Failure to comply with such laws and regulations could have a material adverse effect on our business.

We are subject to a wide variety of laws and regulations relating to various aspects of our business, including with respect to employment and labor, health care, tax, privacy and data security, health and safety, and environmental issues. Laws and regulations at the foreign, federal, state and local levels frequently change, especially in relation to new and emerging industries, and we cannot always reasonably predict the impact from, or the ultimate cost of compliance with, current or future regulatory or administrative changes. We monitor these developments and devote a significant amount of management’s time and external resources towards compliance with these laws, regulations and guidelines, and such compliance places a significant burden on management’s time and other resources, and it may limit our ability to expand into certain jurisdictions. Moreover, changes in law, the imposition of new or additional regulations or the enactment of any new or more stringent legislation that impacts our business could require us to change the way we operate and could have a material adverse effect on our sales, profitability, cash flows and financial condition.

Failure to comply with these laws, such as with respect to obtaining and maintaining licenses, certificates, authorizations and permits critical for the operation of our business, may result in civil penalties or private lawsuits, or the suspension or revocation of licenses, certificates, authorizations or permits, which would prevent us from operating our business. For example, aerial firefighting and the operation of any aircraft in the United States require licenses and permits from the Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) and review by other agencies of the U.S. government, including United States Forest Service (the “USFS”) and Department of the Interior (“DOI”). License approval can include an interagency review of safety, operational, national security, and foreign policy and international obligations implications, as well as a review of foreign ownership.

Compliance with existing or new laws can delay our operations and impair our ability to fully utilize our assets. For example, each of the aircraft acquired and operated by us is subject to a conformance and registration process with the FAA prior to use in commercial operations. This conformance carding and registration process takes some time and can be delayed from time to time due to events outside of our control, including such events as federal government shutdowns or slowdowns in operations of the FAA. In 2020, the first two Viking Air CL-415EAFs were delivered to us three months later than anticipated due to federal government restrictions imposed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. As such, we were not able to execute a firefighting contract for 2020 with the USFS.

Additionally, regulation of our industry is still evolving, and new or different laws or regulations could affect our operations, increase direct compliance costs for us or cause any third-party suppliers or contractors to raise the prices they charge us because of increased compliance costs. Application of these laws to our business may negatively impact our performance in various ways, limiting the collaborations we may pursue, further

regulating the export and re-export of our services and technology from the United States and abroad, and increasing our costs and the time necessary to obtain required authorization. The adoption of a multi-layered regulatory approach to any one of the laws or regulations to which we are or may become subject, particularly where the layers are in conflict, could require changes to the performance of our services or operational parameters which may adversely impact our business. We may not be in complete compliance with all such requirements at all times and, even when we believe we are in complete compliance, a regulatory agency may determine that we are not.

Our operations are subject to various federal, state and local laws and regulations governing health and the environment.

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relating to the environment could have significant impact on our operations. For example, Certain local land use policies and forestry management practices could be restricted to reduce the construction and development of residential and commercial projects in high-risk fire areas, which could lead to a reduction in demand for our services. Likewise, certain or future state and local water use and access policies could restrict our ability to access the bodies of water necessary to combat wildfires with our existing fire suppression aircraft. In the future, we may be unable to secure exemptions to these policies, and demand for our services could decrease. If these or any other change in the legal or regulatory framework relating to the environmental impact the operation of our business and the provision of our services, our costs, revenue and results of operations may be adversely affected.

Financial and Capital Strategy Risks

We may in the future invest significant resources in developing new offerings and exploring the application of our technologies for other uses and those opportunities may never materialize.

While our primary focus for the foreseeable future will be on our aerial firefighting services, we may invest significant resources in developing new technologies, services, products and offerings. However, we may not realize the expected benefits of these investments, and these anticipated technologies are unproven and these products or technologies may never materialize or be commercialized in a way that would allow us to generate ancillary revenue streams. Relatedly, if such technologies become viable offerings in the future, we may be subject to competition from our competitors.

Such research and development initiatives may also have a high degree of risk and involve unproven business strategies and technologies with which we have limited operating or development experience. They may involve claims and liabilities (including, but not limited to, personal injury claims), expenses, regulatory challenges and other risks that we may not be able to anticipate. There can be no assurance that consumer demand for such initiatives will exist or be sustained at the levels that we anticipate, or that any of these initiatives will gain sufficient traction or market acceptance to generate sufficient revenue to offset any new expenses or liabilities associated with these new investments. Further, any such research and development efforts could distract management from current operations and would divert capital and other resources from our more established offerings and technologies. Even if we were to be successful in developing new products, services, offerings or technologies, regulatory authorities may subject us to new rules or restrictions in response to our innovations that may increase our expenses or prevent us from successfully commercializing new products, services, offerings or technologies.

We may require substantial additional funding to finance our operations and growth strategy, but adequate additional financing may not be available when we need it, on acceptable terms, or at all.

We financed our operations and capital expenditures primarily through private financing rounds, including the $160 million aggregate municipal bond financing that closed on July 21, 2022 and August 10, 2022. In the future, we could be required to raise capital through public or private financing or other arrangements. Such financing may not be available on acceptable terms, or at all, and our failure to raise capital when needed could harm our business. For example, the global COVID-19 health crisis and related financial impact has resulted in, and may continue to result in, significant disruption and volatility of global financial markets that could adversely impact our ability to access capital. We may sell equity securities or debt securities in one or more transactions at prices and in a manner as we may determine from time to time. If we sell any such securities in subsequent transactions, our current investors may be materially diluted. Any debt financing, if available, may involve restrictive covenants and could reduce our operational flexibility or profitability. If we cannot raise funds on acceptable terms, we may not be able to grow our business or respond to competitive pressures.

 

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Any acquisitions, partnerships or joint ventures that we enter into could disrupt our operations and have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations. As part of growing our business, we have and may make acquisitions. If we fail to successfully select, execute or integrate our acquisitions, then our business, results of operations and financial condition could be materially adversely affected, and our stock price could decline.

From time to time, we may evaluate potential strategic acquisitions of businesses, including partnerships or joint ventures with third parties. We may not be successful in identifying acquisition, partnership and joint venture candidates. In addition, we may not be able to continue the operational success of such businesses or successfully finance or integrate any businesses that we acquire or with which we form a partnership or joint venture. We may have potential write-offs of acquired assets and/or an impairment of any goodwill recorded as a result of acquisitions. Furthermore, the integration of any acquisition may divert management’s time and resources from our core business and disrupt our operations or may result in conflicts with our business. Any acquisition, partnership or joint venture may not be successful, may reduce our cash reserves, may negatively affect our earnings and financial performance and, to the extent financed with the proceeds of debt, may increase our indebtedness. Further, depending on market conditions, investor perceptions of us and other factors, we might not be able to obtain financing on acceptable terms, or at all, to implement any such transaction. We cannot ensure that any acquisition, partnership or joint venture we make will not have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations.

Our systems, aircrafts, technologies and services and related equipment may have shorter useful lives than we anticipate.

Our growth strategy depends in part on the acquisition of additional assets, including Super Scoopers, Air Attack aircraft, UAV, and airport hangars. A number of factors will impact the useful lives of our aircrafts and facilities, including, among other things, the quality of their design and construction, the durability of their component parts and availability of any replacement components, and the occurrence of any anomaly or series of anomalies or other risks affecting the technology during firefighting and surveillance operations. In addition, any improvements in technology may make our existing aircrafts, designs, or any component of our aircrafts prior to the end of its life obsolete. If our systems, aircrafts, facilities, technologies, and related equipment have shorter useful lives than we currently anticipate, this may lead to higher costs, lower returns on capital, or customer price increases that could hinder our ability to obtain new business, any of which would have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations.

We have a substantial amount of debt and servicing future interests or principal payments may impair our ability to operate our business or require us to change our business strategy to accommodate the repayment of our debt. Our ability to operate our business is limited by certain agreements governing our debt, including restrictions on the use of the loan proceeds, operational covenants, and restrictions on additional indebtedness.

We recently completed municipal bond financings in July 2022 and August 2022 that raised gross proceeds in the aggregate of $160 million. As of June 30, 2022, we had $62 million of total debt outstanding. Subject to the limits contained in some of the agreements governing our outstanding debt, we may incur additional debt in the future. Our maintenance of higher levels of indebtedness could have adverse consequences including impairing our ability to obtain additional debt and/or equity financing in the future.

Our level of debt places significant demands on our cash resources, which could:

 

   

make it more difficult to satisfy our outstanding debt obligations;

 

   

require us to dedicate a substantial portion of our cash for payments related to our debt, reducing the amount of cash flow available for working capital, capital expenditures, entitlement of our real estate assets, contributions to our tax-qualified pension plan, and other general corporate purposes;

 

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limit our flexibility in planning for, or reacting to, changes in the industries in which we compete;

 

   

place us at a competitive disadvantage with respect to our competitors, some of which have lower debt service obligations and greater financial resources than we do;

 

   

limit our ability to borrow additional funds;

 

   

limit our ability to expand our operations through acquisitions; and

 

   

increase our vulnerability to general adverse economic and industry conditions If we are unable to generate sufficient cash flow to service our debt and fund our operating costs, our liquidity may be adversely affected.

We do not expect to declare any dividends in the foreseeable future.

We intend to retain future earnings, if any, for future operations and expansion and there are no current plans to pay any cash dividends for the foreseeable future. The declaration, amount, and payment of any future dividends on shares of our common stock will be at the sole discretion of the Board. The Board may take into account general and economic conditions, our financial condition and results of operations, our available cash and current and anticipated cash needs, capital requirements, contractual, legal, tax, and regulatory restrictions, implications on the payment of dividends by us to our stockholders or by our subsidiaries to us, and such other factors as the Board may deem relevant. As a result, you may not receive any return on an investment in our common stock unless you sell our common stock for a price greater than that which you paid for it.

Our variable interest entities (or “VIEs”) may subject us to potential conflicts of interest, and such arrangements may not be as effective as direct ownership with respect to our relationships with the VIEs, which could have a material adverse effect on our ability to effectively control the VIEs and receive economic benefits from them.

We have four variable interest entities (or “VIEs”), two of which are consolidated in Bridger’s financial statements: Northern Fire Management Services, LLC (“NFMS”), which is owned 50% by a former employee of a Bridger subsidiary, Bridger Aerospace Group, LLC (“BAG”), who is a Canadian resident, and 50% by BAG and Mountain Air, LLC (“MA”), which is owned 50% by Timothy Sheehy, the Chief Executive Officer and a director of New Bridger, and 50% by an entity affiliated with Matthew Sheehy, a director of New Bridger. We assisted in designing and organizing NFMS with a business purpose of employing Canadian aviation professionals for our business. We have a master services agreement with NFMS and Bridger Air Tanker, LLC, our wholly owned subsidiary, to transfer all annual expenses incurred to us in exchange for the Canadian employees to support our water scooper aircraft. MA is designed to hold aerial firefighting contracts. We also have a management service agreement with MA, whereby we lease the aircraft for our contracts in exchange for 99% of the profit obtained from the leased aircraft. The Merger Agreement contemplates that all of the outstanding equity interests in MA will be transferred to Bridger prior to the Closing, such that MA will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Bridger on or prior to the Closing.

The contractual arrangements we have with the VIEs may not be as effective as direct ownership in respect of our relationship with the VIE. For example, the VIE and its shareholders could breach their contractual arrangements with us by, among other things, failing to conduct their operations in an acceptable manner or taking other actions that are detrimental to our interests. If we had direct ownership of the VIE, we would be able to exercise our rights as a shareholder to effect changes in the board of directors of the VIE, which in turn could implement changes, subject to any applicable fiduciary obligations, at the management and operational level. However, under the agreements with our VIEs, we rely on the performance by the VIE and its shareholders of their obligations under the contracts to exercise control over the VIE. The shareholders of the consolidated VIE may not act in the best interests of our company or may not perform their obligations under these contracts. Such risks exist throughout the period in which we intend to operate certain portions of our business through the contractual arrangements with the VIE.

 

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As of the date of this proxy statement/prospectus, we are not aware any conflicts between the shareholders of the VIE and us. However, the shareholders of the VIE may have actual or potential conflicts of interest with us in the future. These shareholders may refuse to sign or breach, or cause the VIE to breach, or refuse to renew, the existing contractual arrangements we have with them and the VIE, which would have a material adverse effect on our ability to effectively control the VIE and receive economic benefits from it. For example, the shareholders may be able to cause our agreements with the VIE to be performed in a manner adverse to us by, among other things, failing to remit payments due under the contractual arrangements to us on a timely basis. We cannot assure you that when conflicts of interest arise any or all of these shareholders will act in the best interests of our company or such conflicts will be resolved in our favor. Currently, we do not have any arrangements to address potential conflicts of interest between these shareholders and our company. If we cannot resolve any conflict of interest or dispute between us and these shareholders, we would have to rely on legal proceedings to enforce such arrangements, which could result in disruption of our business, require us to incur substantial costs and expend additional resources, and subject us to substantial uncertainty as to the outcome of any such legal proceedings.

Early Stage Company Risks

We have incurred significant losses since inception, and we may not be able to achieve, maintain or increase profitability or positive cash flow.

We have incurred significant losses since inception. While we currently generate revenue from our aerial firefighting services, we are not currently profitable, and it is difficult for us to predict our future operating results. As a result, our losses may be larger than anticipated, and we may not be able to reach profitability in the foreseeable future. Further, our future growth is heavily dependent upon the necessity for our services.

The requirements of being a public company may strain our resources, divert our management’s attention and affect our ability to attract and retain additional executive management and qualified board members.

We have not been subject to the reporting requirements of the Exchange Act, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, or the listing requirements of Nasdaq, and following the transactions, we will be subject to these such requirements and other applicable securities rules and regulations. Compliance with these rules and regulations has increased, and will continue to increase, our legal and financial compliance costs, make some activities more difficult, time-consuming, or costly, and increase demand on our systems and resources, particularly after we are no longer an emerging growth company. The Exchange Act requires, among other things, that we file annual, quarterly, and current reports with respect to our business and operating results. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act requires, among other things, that we maintain effective disclosure controls and procedures and internal control over financial reporting. In order to maintain and improve our disclosure controls and procedures and internal control over financial reporting to meet this standard, significant resources and management oversight have been and may in the future be required. As a result, management’s attention may be diverted from other business concerns, which could adversely affect our business and operating results. We may need to hire more employees in the future or engage outside consultants, which would increase our costs and expenses.

In addition, changing laws, regulations, and standards relating to corporate governance and public disclosure are creating uncertainty for public companies, increasing legal and financial compliance costs, and making some activities more time consuming. These laws, regulations, and standards are subject to varying interpretations, in many cases due to their lack of specificity, and, as a result, their application in practice may evolve or otherwise change over time as new guidance is provided by regulatory and governing bodies. This could result in continuing uncertainty regarding compliance matters and higher costs necessitated by ongoing revisions to disclosure and governance practices. We intend to invest resources to comply with evolving laws, regulations, and standards (or changing interpretations of them), and this investment may result in increased selling, general and administrative expenses and a diversion of management’s time and attention from revenue-generating activities to compliance activities. If our efforts to comply with new laws, regulations, and standards differ from

 

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the activities intended by regulatory or governing bodies due to ambiguities related to their application and practice, regulatory authorities may initiate legal proceedings against us, and our business may be adversely affected. As a public company, we have also had to incur increased expenses in order to obtain director and officer liability insurance, and we may be required to accept reduced coverage or incur substantially higher costs to maintain the same or similar coverage or obtain coverage in the future. These factors could also make it more difficult for us to attract and retain qualified members of our board of directors, particularly to serve on our audit committee, compensation committee, and nominating and governance committee, and qualified executive officers.

As a result of disclosure of information in the filings required of a public company, our business and financial condition is more visible, which may result in threatened or actual litigation, including by competitors. If such claims are successful, our business and operating results could be adversely affected, and even if the claims do not result in litigation or are resolved in our favor, these claims, and the time and resources necessary to resolve them, could divert the resources of our management and adversely affect our business and operating results. In addition, as a result of our disclosure obligations as a public company, we have reduced flexibility and are under pressure to focus on short-term results, which may adversely affect our ability to achieve long-term profitability.

Our management team has limited experience managing a public company.

Most members of our management team have limited experience managing a publicly traded company, interacting with public company investors and regulators, and complying with the increasingly complex laws pertaining to public companies. Our management team may not successfully or efficiently manage our transition to being a public company subject to significant regulatory oversight and reporting obligations under the federal securities laws and the continuous scrutiny of securities analysts and investors. These new obligations and constituents require significant attention from our senior management and could divert their attention away from the day-to-day management of our business, which could adversely impact our business, operating results, and financial condition.

If we do not develop and implement all required accounting practices and policies, we may be unable to provide the financial information required of a U.S. publicly traded company in a timely and reliable manner.

As we are currently a privately held company, we have not been required to adopt all of the financial reporting and disclosure procedures and controls required of a U.S. publicly traded company. The implementation of all required accounting practices and policies and the hiring of additional financial staff has increased and may continue to increase our operating costs and requires our management to devote significant time and resources to such implementation. If we fail to develop and maintain effective internal controls and procedures and disclosure procedures and controls, we may be unable to provide financial information and required SEC reports that are timely and reliable. Any such delays or deficiencies could harm us, including by limiting our ability to obtain financing, either in the public capital markets or from private sources and damaging our reputation, which in either cause could impede our ability to implement our growth strategy. In addition, any such delays or deficiencies could result in our failure to meet the requirements for continued listing of our common stock on Nasdaq.

Investors’ expectations of our performance relating to environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) factors and compliance with proposed SEC rules relating to climate change disclosures may impose additional costs and expose us to new risks.

There is an increasing focus from investors, employees, customers and other stakeholders concerning corporate responsibility, specifically related to ESG matters. Some investors may use these non-financial performance factors to guide their investment strategies and, in some cases, may choose not to invest in us if they believe our policies and actions relating to corporate responsibility are inadequate. The growing investor demand

 

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for measurement of non-financial performance is addressed by third-party providers of sustainability assessment and ratings on companies. The criteria by which our corporate responsibility practices are assessed may change due to the constant evolution of the sustainability landscape, which could result in greater expectations of us and cause us to undertake costly initiatives to satisfy such new criteria. If we elect not to or are unable to satisfy such new criteria, investors may conclude that our policies and/or actions with respect to corporate social responsibility are inadequate. We may face reputational damage in the event that we do not meet the ESG standards set by various constituencies.

Furthermore, in the event that we communicate certain initiatives and goals regarding ESG matters, we could fail, or be perceived to fail, in our achievement of such initiatives or goals, or we could be criticized for the scope of such initiatives or goals. If we fail to satisfy the expectations of investors, customers, employees and other stakeholders or our initiatives are not executed as planned, our reputation and business, operating results and financial condition could be adversely impacted.

We have publicly advertised and the Municipal Bond was marketed on the basis of our compliance with the core components of International Capital Market Association (ICMA) Green Bond Principles and Social Bond Principles. There is no assurance that the eligible projects to which we allocate proceeds from such the Municipal Bond will satisfy, or continue to satisfy, investor criteria and expectations regarding environmental impact and sustainability performance, and no assurance is given that the use or allocation will satisfy present or future investor expectations or requirements, voluntary taxonomies or standards regarding any investment criteria or guidelines with which investors or their investments are required to comply, whether by any present or future applicable laws or regulations, by their own governing rules or investment portfolio mandates, ratings criteria, voluntary taxonomies or standards or other independent expectations. As a result, impact of failing to satisfy green bond conditions under the Municipal Bond, and we may be unable to market future green bonds, which may result in increased financing costs for us.

Pursuant to the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012 (the “JOBS Act”), our independent registered public accounting firm will not be required to attest to the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting pursuant to Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act for so long as we are an “emerging growth company.”

A company’s internal control over financial reporting is a process designed by, or under the supervision of, that company’s principal executive and principal financial officers, or persons performing similar functions, and influenced by that company’s board of directors, management and other personnel, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements in accordance with U.S. GAAP.

We are not currently required to evaluate our internal control over financial reporting in a manner that meets the standards of publicly traded companies required by Section 404(a) of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Upon becoming a publicly traded company, we will be required to adhere to these SEC rules, which will require management to certify financial and other information in our quarterly and annual reports and provide an annual management report on the effectiveness of internal controls over financial reporting. Additionally, once we are no longer an emerging growth company, we will be required to comply with the independent registered public accounting firm attestation requirement on our internal controls over financial reporting. If we are unable to establish or maintain appropriate internal control over financial reporting or implement these additional requirements in a timely manner or with adequate compliance, it could result in material misstatements in our consolidated financial statements, failure to meet our reporting obligations on a timely basis, increases in compliance costs, and subject us to adverse regulatory consequences, all of which may adversely affect investor confidence in, and the value of, our common stock. Furthermore, if some investors find the Company stock less attractive as a result of the exemptions available to the Company as an emerging growth company, there may be a less active trading market for the Company stocks (assuming a market develops), and the trading price of the Company stocks may be more volatile than that of an otherwise comparable company that does not avail itself of the same or similar exemptions.

 

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We have identified material weaknesses in our internal control over financial reporting. If we are unable to maintain an effective system of internal control over financial reporting, we may not be able to accurately report our financial results in a timely manner, which may adversely affect investor confidence in us and materially and adversely affect our business and operating results.

 

A material weakness is a deficiency or combination of deficiencies, in internal control over financial reporting, such that there is a reasonable possibility that a material misstatement of our annual or interim financial statements will not be prevented or detected on a timely basis.

In connection with the audit of our consolidated financial statements as of and for the years ended December 31, 2021 and 2020, we identified two material weaknesses in our internal control over financial reporting. The first material weakness is related to properly accounting for complex transactions within our financial statement closing and reporting process. The second material weakness arises from our failure to design and maintain effective information technology (“IT”) general controls over the IT systems used within the processing of key financial transactions, which includes the failure to design and maintain user access controls to ensure appropriate segregation of duties and that adequately restrict user and privileged access to financial applications, programs, and data to appropriate company personnel.

We have begun the process of, and are focused on, designing and implementing effective internal controls measures to improve our internal control over financial reporting and remediate the material weaknesses. Future remediation of the material weaknesses is subject to ongoing management evaluation and will require validation and testing of the design and operating effectiveness of internal controls over a sustained period of financial reporting cycles.

Although we plan to complete this remediation process as quickly as possible, we are unable, at this time, to estimate how long it will take, and our efforts may not be successful in remediating the identified material weaknesses. In addition, even if we are successful in strengthening our controls and procedures, we can give no assurances that in the future such controls and procedures will be adequate to prevent or identify errors or irregularities or to facilitate the fair preparation and presentation of our consolidated financial statements. Any failure to design or maintain effective internal controls over financial reporting or any difficulties encountered in their implementation or improvement could increase compliance costs, negatively impact share trading prices, or otherwise harm our operating results or cause us to fail to meet our reporting obligations.

Equity Risks

The price of New Bridger Common Stock may fluctuate substantially and may not be sustained.

The market price for New Bridger Common Stock may be volatile and may not be sustained. Factors affecting the trading price of New Bridger Common Stock may include:

 

   

actual or anticipated fluctuations in our quarterly financial results or the quarterly financial results of companies perceived to be similar to it;

 

   

changes in the market’s expectations about our operating results;

 

   

success of competitors;

 

   

our operating results failing to meet market expectations in a particular period;

 

   

changes in financial estimates and recommendations by securities analysts concerning us or the payments industry and market in general;

 

   

operating and stock price performance of other companies that investors deem comparable to us;

 

   

our ability to market new and enhanced products on a timely basis;

 

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changes in laws and regulations affecting our business;

 

   

commencement of, or involvement in, litigation involving us;

 

   

changes in its capital structure, such as future issuances of securities or the incurrence of additional debt;

 

   

general market and economic conditions;

 

   

the volume of shares of common stock available for public sale;

 

   

the reaction of the market to the proposed transaction;

 

   

any significant change in our board or management;

 

   

sales of substantial amounts of New Bridger Common Stock by our directors, executive officers or significant stockholders or the perception that such sales could occur; and

 

   

general economic and political conditions such as recessions, interest rates, fuel prices, international currency fluctuations and acts of war or terrorism.

Broad market and industry factors may depress the market price of New Bridger Common Stock irrespective of our operating performance. The stock market in general and NASDAQ have experienced price and volume fluctuations that have often been unrelated or disproportionate to the operating performance of the particular companies affected. The trading prices and valuations of these stocks, and of our securities, may not be predictable. A decline in the market price of New Bridger Common Stock also could adversely affect our ability to issue additional securities and our ability to obtain additional financing in the future.

New Bridger Common Stock is subject to restrictions on ownership by non-U.S. citizens, which could require divestiture by non-U.S. citizen stockholders and could have a negative impact on the transferability of our common stock, its liquidity and market value, and such restrictions may deter a potential change of control transaction.

Under our charter and bylaws, we have limited the ownership of non-U.S. citizens to 24.9 percent of the aggregate votes of all outstanding equity securities of our company or 49.0 percent of the aggregate number of outstanding equities securities in compliance with the regulations set forth by the FAA and DOT. As a result, if we approach these limits, non-U.S. citizen demand for our equity securities may be reduced, and the price of New Bridger Common Stock may suffer.

We may issue additional shares of common stock or other equity securities, which would dilute your ownership interest in us and may depress the market price of our common stock.

We may issue additional shares of common stock or other equity securities in the future in connection with, among other things, future acquisitions, repayment of outstanding indebtedness or grants under our Omnibus Incentive Plan and ESPP without stockholder approval in a number of circumstances, including the approximate 10% of the New Bridger Common Stock expected to be outstanding immediately after the Closing, after taking into account redemptions by JCIC’s public shareholders. Our issuance of additional common stock or other equity securities could have one or more of the following effects:

 

   

our existing stockholders’ proportionate ownership interest in us will decrease;

 

   

the amount of cash available per share, including for payment of dividends in the future, may decrease;

 

   

the relative voting strength of each previously outstanding share of common stock may be diminished; and

 

   

the market price of our common stock may decline.

 

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We are an “emerging growth company” and a “smaller reporting company” within the meaning of the Securities Act, and if we take advantage of certain exemptions from disclosure requirements available to “emerging growth companies” or “smaller reporting companies,” this could make our securities less attractive to investors and may make it more difficult to compare our performance with other public companies.

We are an “emerging growth company” within the meaning of the Securities Act, as modified by the JOBS Act, and we 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, 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 stockholder approval of any golden parachute payments not previously approved. As a result, our stockholders may not have access to certain information they may deem important. We could be an emerging growth company for up to five years, although circumstances could cause us to lose that status earlier, including if the market value of our common stock held by non-affiliates exceeds $700 million as of the end of any second quarter of a fiscal year, in which case we would no longer be an emerging growth company as of the last day of such fiscal year. We cannot predict whether investors will find our securities less attractive because we will rely on these exemptions. If some investors find our securities less attractive as a result of our reliance on these exemptions, the trading prices of our securities may be lower than they otherwise would be, there may be a less active trading market for our securities and the trading prices of our securities may be more volatile.

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 registration statement under the Securities Act 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. We have 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, we, 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 our financial statements with another public company that is not an “emerging growth company” or is 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.

Additionally, we are a “smaller reporting company” as defined in Item 10(f)(1) of Regulation S-K. Smaller reporting companies may take advantage of certain reduced disclosure obligations, including, among other things, providing only two years of audited financial statements. We will remain a smaller reporting company until the last day of the fiscal year in which (i) the market value of our common stock held by non-affiliates is greater than or equal to $250 million as of the end of that fiscal year’s second fiscal quarter, and (ii) our annual revenues are greater than or equal to $100 million during the last completed fiscal year and the market value of our common stock held by non-affiliates exceeds $700 million as of the end of that fiscal year’s second fiscal quarter. To the extent we take advantage of such reduced disclosure obligations, it may also make comparison of our financial statements with other public companies difficult or impossible.

Provisions in our charter, Stockholder Agreement, and Delaware law may inhibit a takeover of us, which could limit the price investors might be willing to pay in the future for our common stock and could entrench management.

Our Certificate of Incorporation contains provisions that may discourage unsolicited takeover proposals that stockholders may consider to be in their best interests. These provisions include the ability of our Board of Directors to designate the terms of and issue new series of preferred shares, which may make the removal of management more difficult and may discourage transactions that otherwise could involve payment of a premium

 

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over prevailing market prices for our securities. Additionally, the Stockholder Agreement permits Blackstone to nominate up two directors to our Board while Blackstone holds a requisite amount of New Bridger Common Stock, which could have the effect of increasing the difficulty of shareholders engaged in a proxy campaign against an incumbent board of directors of the Company. Individually and collectively, these anti-takeover defenses could discourage, delay, or prevent a transaction involving a change in control of the Company. These provisions could also discourage proxy contests and make it more difficult for you and other stockholders to elect directors of your choosing and cause us to take corporate actions other than those you desire.

If securities or industry analysts do not maintain coverage of us, if they change their recommendations regarding New Bridger Common Stock, or if our operating results do not meet their expectations, the New Bridger Common Stock price and trading volume could decline.

The trading market for New Bridger Common Stock will depend in part on the research and reports that securities or industry analysts publish about us or our businesses. If securities or industry analysts do not maintain coverage of us, the trading price for New Bridger Common Stock could be negatively impacted. If one or more of the analysts who cover us downgrade our securities or publish unfavorable research about our businesses, or if our operating results do not meet analyst expectations, the trading price of New Bridger Common Stock would likely decline. If one or more of these analysts cease coverage of us or fail to publish reports on us regularly, demand for New Bridger Common Stock could decrease, which might cause the New Bridger Common Stock price and trading volume to decline.

There can be no assurance that we will be able to comply with the continued listing standards of the Nasdaq. The Nasdaq may delist our securities from trading on its exchange, which could limit investors’ ability to make transactions in our securities and subject us to additional trading restrictions.

The New Bridger Common Stock and New Bridger public warrants are expected to be listed on Nasdaq under the symbols “BAER” and BAERW,” respectively. We cannot assure you that our securities will continue to be listed on Nasdaq. We are required to demonstrate compliance with Nasdaq’s continued listing requirements in order to continue to maintain the listing of our securities on Nasdaq. If Nasdaq delists our securities from trading on its exchange and we are not able to list our securities on another national securities exchange, our securities could be quoted on an over-the-counter market. If this were to occur, we could face significant adverse consequences, including:

 

   

a limited availability of market quotations for our securities;

 

   

reduced liquidity for our securities;

 

   

a determination that New Bridger Common Stock is a “penny stock” which will require brokers trading in New Bridger Common Stock to adhere to more stringent rules and possibly result in a reduced level of trading activity in the secondary trading market for our securities;

 

   

a limited amount of news and analyst coverage; and

 

   

a decreased ability to issue additional securities or obtain additional financing in the future.

The National Securities Markets Improvement Act of 1996, which is a federal statute, prevents or preempts the states from regulating the sale of certain securities, which are referred to as “covered securities.” Because New Bridger Common Stock and New Bridger Public Warrants will be listed on Nasdaq, New Bridger Common Stock and New Bridger Public Warrants qualify as covered securities. Although states are preempted from regulating the sale of our securities, the federal statute does allow states to investigate companies if there is a suspicion of fraud. If there is a finding of fraudulent activity, then states can regulate or bar the sale of covered securities in a particular case. Further, if we were no longer listed on Nasdaq, our securities would not be covered securities and we would be subject to regulation in each state in which we offer our securities.

 

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The holders of the New Bridger Series A Preferred Stock will have rights, preferences and privileges that are not held by, and are preferential to, the rights of holders of New Bridger Common Stock. We may be required, under certain circumstances, to repurchase the New Bridger Series A Preferred Stock for cash, and such obligations could adversely affect our liquidity and financial condition.

In connection with the Business Combination, we will issue [●] shares of Series A Preferred Stock (the “Preferred Stock”) in respect of certain equity securities of Bridger. The Preferred Stock is convertible non-participating preferred stock, with an initial conversion price of $9.00 per share for the first 30 days following the Closing Date and $11.00 per share thereafter and accrues dividends at a rate of 7.0% per annum (payable in cash or in-kind, subject to specified limitations) until April 25, 2028, 9.0% per annum from (and including) April 25, 2028 to April 25, 2029, and 11.00% per annum from (and including) April 25, 2029.

In addition, under the terms of the Preferred Stock, we may, at our option, redeem all or any portion of the outstanding shares of Preferred Stock under certain circumstances any time after April 25, 2027, and we must redeem the shares by on or before April 25, 2032. Upon certain fundamental changes to us and our ownership structure, the holders of Series A Preferred Stock may require us to redeem their shares. The redemption price is generally equal to original purchase price of the Preferred Stock plus all accrued and unpaid dividends thereon, and in certain circumstances, also include a “make-whole” payment. Our obligations to the holders of Preferred Stock could also limit our ability to obtain additional financing or increase our borrowing costs, which could have an adverse effect on our financial condition. The preferential rights could also result in divergent interests between the holders of the Preferred Stock and our common stockholders. If we elect to redeem all or a portion of the Series A Preferred Stock, our liquidity, financial condition, and amount of cash available for working capital, capital expenditures, growth opportunities, acquisitions, and other general corporate purposes would be adversely affected.

The Preferred Stock may be converted at any time at the option of the holder into shares of New Bridger Common Stock. The conversion price of the Preferred Stock is subject to customary anti-dilution adjustments, including in the event of any stock split, stock dividend, recapitalization or similar event. Adjustments to the conversion price could dilute the ownership interest of our common stockholders. Any conversion of the Preferred Stock may significantly dilute our common stockholders and adversely affect both our net income per share and the market price of our common stock.

The holders of Series A Preferred Stock have consent rights over the issuance of any equity securities senior or pari passu with the Series A Preferred Stock; any amendments to our Certificate of Incorporation that would adversely affect the rights, preferences or privileges of the Series A Preferred Stock; payment of dividends; mergers, consolidations, or a sale of substantially all of our assets, unless we satisfy certain conditions. Otherwise, holders of the Preferred Stock have no voting rights with respect to the election of directors or other matters submitted for a vote of holders of New Bridger Common Stock.

General Risk Factors

The COVID-19 pandemic or other future global health emergencies may materially and adversely impact our business, operating results, financial condition and liquidity. If the impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic extend beyond our assumed timelines or new global health emergencies emerge, our actual results may vary significantly from our expectations.

In response to the spread of COVID-19, in 2020 the United States government, state governments, local governments, foreign governments and private industries took measures to limit social interactions in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19, including “stay in place” orders for their residents. Although many of these restrictions have been lifted, the effects of the spread of COVID 19 and the government and private responses to the spread continue to rapidly evolve, including in response to new COVID-19 strains or other potential global health emergencies.

 

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COVID-19 has caused significant disruptions to the global, national and State economy. The extent to which COVID-19 impacts the Company’s operations and their financial condition will depend on future developments, which are highly uncertain and cannot be predicted, including the duration of the outbreak and measures taken to address the outbreak. For example, as mentioned above, the carding and registration process for the first two Viking Air CL-415EAFs delivered to the Company were delayed by three months as a result of restrictions put in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In addition, the Viking Air CL-415EAF aircraft are produced at a manufacturer in Canada. Canada has highly specific COVID-19 safeguards and governmental orders in place (and may place more restrictions in place in the future) that could adversely affect the timing of delivery of future Viking Air CL-415EAF aircraft.

Net earnings and net assets could be materially affected by an impairment of goodwill.

We have, or in the future may have, a significant amount of goodwill recorded on our consolidated balance sheet. We are required at least annually to test the recoverability of goodwill. The recoverability test of goodwill is based on the current fair value of our identified reporting units. Fair value measurement requires assumptions and estimates of many critical factors, including revenue and market growth, operating cash flows and discount rates. If general market conditions deteriorate in portions of our business, we could experience a significant decline in the fair value of reporting units. This decline could lead to an impairment of all or a significant portion of the goodwill balance, which could materially affect our U.S. GAAP net earnings and net assets.

Changes in tax laws or regulations may increase tax uncertainty and adversely affect results of our operations and our effective tax rate.

The Company is subject to taxes in the United States and certain foreign jurisdictions. Due to economic and political conditions, tax rates in various jurisdictions, including the United States, may be subject to change. The Company’s future effective tax rates could be affected by changes in the mix of earnings in countries with differing statutory tax rates, changes in the valuation of deferred tax assets and liabilities and changes in tax laws or their interpretation. In addition, the Company may be or become subject to income tax audits by various tax jurisdictions. Although the Company believes its income tax liabilities are reasonably estimated and accounted for in accordance with applicable laws and principles, an adverse resolution by one or more taxing authorities could have a material impact on the results of its operations.

Certain U.S. state tax authorities may assert that we have a state nexus and seek to impose state and local income taxes which could harm our results of operations.

There is a risk that certain state tax authorities where we do not currently file a state income tax return could assert that we are liable for state and local income taxes based upon income or gross receipts allocable to such states. States are becoming increasingly aggressive in asserting a nexus for state income tax purposes. If a state tax authority successfully asserts that our activities give rise to a nexus, we could be subject to state and local taxation, including penalties and interest attributable to prior periods. Such tax assessments, penalties and interest may adversely impact our results of operations.

Our amended and restated certificate of incorporation requires, to the fullest extent permitted by law, that derivative actions brought in our name, actions against our directors, officers, other employees or stockholders for breach of fiduciary duty and other similar actions may be brought only in the Court of Chancery in the State of Delaware, which may have the effect of discouraging lawsuits against our directors, officers, other employees or stockholders.

Our Proposed Certificate of Incorporation provides that, unless a majority of the Board of Directors, acting on behalf of New Bridger, consents in writing to the selection of an alternative forum (which consent may be given at any time, including during the pendency of litigation), the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware

 

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(or, if the Court of Chancery does not have jurisdiction, another state court located within the State of Delaware or, if no court located within the State of Delaware has jurisdiction, the federal district court for the District of Delaware), to the fullest extent permitted by law, shall be the sole and exclusive forum for (i) any derivative action or proceeding brought on behalf of the Corporation, (ii) any action asserting a claim of breach of a fiduciary duty owed by any current or former director, officer or other employee of the Corporation to the Corporation or the Corporation’s stockholders, (iii) any action asserting a claim against the Corporation or any of its directors, officers or other employees arising pursuant to any provision of the DGCL, our Certificate of Incorporation or our Bylaws (in each case, as may be amended from time to time), (iv) any action asserting a claim against the Corporation or any of its directors, officers or other employees governed by the internal affairs doctrine of the State of Delaware or (v) any other action asserting an “internal corporate claim,” as defined in Section 115 of the DGCL, in all cases subject to the court’s having personal jurisdiction over all indispensable parties named as defendants. Unless a majority of the Board, acting on behalf of the Corporation, consents in writing to the selection of an alternative forum (which consent may be given at any time, including during the pendency of litigation), the federal district courts of the United States of America, to the fullest extent permitted by law, shall be the sole and exclusive forum for the resolution of any action asserting a cause of action arising under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

Alternatively, if a court were to find these provisions of our Proposed Certificate of Incorporation inapplicable or unenforceable with respect to one or more of the specified types of actions or proceedings, we may incur additional costs associated with resolving such matters in other jurisdictions, which could materially adversely affect our business, financial condition, and results of operations and result in a diversion of the time and resources of our management and Board of Directors.

We may be required to take write-downs or write-offs, restructuring and impairment or other charges that could have a significant negative effect on our financial condition, results of operations and the price of our securities, which could cause you to lose some or all of your investment.

Factors outside of our control may, at any time, arise. As a result of these factors, we may be forced to later write-down or write-off assets, restructure operations, or incur impairment or other charges that could result in reporting losses. Unexpected risks may arise, and previously known risks may materialize. Even though these charges may be non-cash items and therefore not have an immediate impact on our liquidity, we must report charges of this nature which could contribute to negative market perceptions about us or our securities. In addition, charges of this nature may cause us to be unable to obtain future financing on favorable terms or at all.

 

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MARKET PRICE AND DIVIDEND INFORMATION

JCIC

Market Information

JCIC Units began trading on Nasdaq on January 26, 2021. Each JCIC Unit consists of one JCIC Class A Ordinary Share and one-half of one redeemable warrant to purchase one JCIC Class A Ordinary Share at a price of $11.50 per share, subject to adjustment. On March 10, 2021, JCIC announced that holders of JCIC Units could elect to separately trade the JCIC Class A Ordinary Shares and JCIC Public Warrants included in the JCIC Units on March 15, 2021. Any JCIC Units not separated continue to trade on Nasdaq under the symbol “JCICU.” Any underlying JCIC Class A Ordinary Shares and JCIC Public Warrants that were separated trade on Nasdaq under the symbols “JCIC” and “JCICW,” respectively. Each warrant entitles the holder to purchase one JCIC Class A Ordinary Share at a price of $11.50 per share, subject to adjustment as described in JCIC’s final prospectus dated January 21, 2021, which was filed with the SEC on January 25, 2021. Only whole warrants may be exercised for JCIC Class A Ordinary Shares and will become exercisable on the later of thirty (30) days after the completion of the Business Combination or twelve (12) months after the initial public offering closing date. JCIC’s warrants expire five years after the completion of the Business Combination or earlier upon redemption or liquidation.

Holders

On July 25, 2022, there was one (1) holder of record of JCIC Units, one (1) holder of record of JCIC’s separately traded JCIC Class A Ordinary Shares, two (2) holders of record of JCIC Warrants and four (4) holders of record of JCIC’s Class B Ordinary Shares.

Dividends

JCIC has not paid any cash dividends on its JCIC Class A Ordinary Shares to date and does not intend to pay cash dividends prior to the completion of the Business Combination. The payment of cash dividends in the future will be dependent upon New Bridger’s revenues and earnings, if any, capital requirements and general financial condition subsequent to the completion of the Business Combination. The payment of any cash dividends subsequent to the consummation of the Business Combination will be within the discretion of the New Bridger Board. In addition, the JCIC Board is not currently contemplating and does not anticipate declaring stock dividends in the foreseeable future nor is it currently expected that the Board will declare any dividends.

Bridger

Summary Historical Market Price

Historical market price data for Bridger is not provided because Bridger is currently a privately-held company. As such, Bridger Common Shares are not currently listed on a public stock exchange and are not publicly traded. Therefore, no market data is available for Bridger.

 

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UNAUDITED PRO FORMA CONDENSED COMBINED FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Defined terms included below have the same meaning as terms defined and included elsewhere in this proxy statement/prospectus, except as set forth in the following sentence. Unless the context otherwise requires, all references in this section to “New Bridger” refer to the new public entity and its wholly owned subsidiaries after giving effect to the Business Combination.

The unaudited pro forma condensed combined financial information of New Bridger has been prepared in accordance with Article 11 of Regulation S-X, as amended by the final rule, Release No. 33-10786 and presents the combination of the historical financial information of JCIC and Bridger adjusted to give effect to the Business Combination, other related events contemplated by the Transaction Agreements (“Other Related Events”) and other financing and reorganization events (“Other Financing and Reorganization Events”). The unaudited pro forma condensed combined financial information of New Bridger also gives effect to other financing events consummated by Bridger that are not yet reflected in the historical financial information of Bridger and are considered material transactions separate from the Business Combination.

The unaudited pro forma condensed combined balance sheet as of March 31, 2022 combines the historical unaudited condensed balance sheet of JCIC as of March 31, 2022 with the historical unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheet of Bridger as of March 31, 2022 on a pro forma basis as if the Business Combination, Other Related Events and Other Financing and Reorganization Events, summarized below, had been consummated on March 31, 2022.

The unaudited pro forma condensed combined statements of operations for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and for the year ended December 31, 2021 combine the historical unaudited condensed statements of operations of JCIC for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and for the year ended December 31, 2021 and the historical unaudited condensed consolidated statements of operations of Bridger for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and for the year ended December 31, 2021, respectively, on a pro forma basis as if each of the Business Combination, Other Related Events and Other Financing and Reorganization Events summarized below had been consummated on January 1, 2021, the beginning of the earliest period presented.

The unaudited pro forma condensed combined financial information was derived from and should be read in conjunction with the following historical financial statements and the accompanying notes, which are included elsewhere in this proxy statement/prospectus:

 

   

the historical unaudited condensed financial statements of JCIC as of and for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and the historical audited financial statements of JCIC for the year ended December 31, 2021;

 

   

the historical unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements of Bridger as of and for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and the historical audited consolidated financial statements of Bridger for the year ended December 31, 2021; and

 

   

other information relating to JCIC and Bridger included in this proxy statement/prospectus, including the Transaction Agreements and the description of certain terms thereof set forth under the section entitled “Proposal No. 1 — The Business Combination Proposal.”

The unaudited pro forma condensed combined financial information should also be read together with the sections entitled “JCIC Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations,” “Bridger Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and other financial information included elsewhere in this proxy statement/prospectus.

 

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Description of the Business Combination

Pursuant to the Transaction Agreements, JCIC formed a subsidiary named “Wildfire New PubCo, Inc.” (“New Bridger”), which has in turn formed and held four new entities—Wildfire Merger Sub I, Wildfire Merger Sub II, Wildfire Merger Sub III and Wildfire GP Sub IV. Subsequently, (i) Wildfire Merger Sub I will merge with and into Blocker with Blocker being the surviving entity and Wildfire GP Sub IV becoming general partner of Blocker, (ii) Wildfire Merger Sub II will merge with and into JCIC, with JCIC being the surviving entity and (iii) Wildfire Merger Sub III will merge with and into Bridger, with Bridger being the surviving entity. Following these mergers, Blocker, JCIC and Bridger will be subsidiaries of New Bridger and JCIC shareholders and Existing Bridger Stockholders will convert their equity ownership in JCIC and Bridger, respectively, into equity ownership in New Bridger. At the Closing, New Bridger will change its name to Bridger Aerospace Group Holdings, Inc.

Upon the consummation of the Business Combination, all Existing Bridger Equityholders will respectively receive New Bridger Common Stock and New Bridger Series A Preferred Stock to be immediately issued and outstanding at the Closing as summarized below:

 

   

the surrender and exchange of all 606,061 Bridger incentive units into 590,369 shares of New Bridger Common Stock at a deemed value of $10.00 per share as adjusted by the Per Share Common Stock Consideration;

 

   

the direct or indirect surrender and exchange of the remaining 40,000,000 issued and outstanding shares of Bridger Common Shares (excluding Bridger incentive units), into 38,964,366 shares of New Bridger Common Stock at a deemed value of $10.00 per share as adjusted by the Per Share Common Stock Consideration; and

 

   

the surrender and exchange of all 315,789 issued and outstanding shares of Bridger Series C Preferred Shares into 315,789 shares of New Bridger Series A Preferred Stock.

Other Related Events

Other Related Events that are contemplated to occur in connection with the Business Combination, are summarized below:

 

   

the filing and effectiveness of New Bridger’s certificate of incorporation and the effectiveness of New Bridger’s bylaws, each of which will occur immediately prior to the Effective Time and the Closing of the Business Combination;

 

   

the adoption and assumption of the Omnibus Incentive Plan and any grants or awards issued thereunder and adoption of the ESPP upon the Closing to grant equity awards to New Bridger employees; and

 

   

during the Earnout Period following the Closing, the Sponsor will subject 20% of Sponsor’s issued and outstanding New Bridger Common Stock (Sponsor Earnout Shares), comprised of two separate tranches of 50% of the Sponsor Earnout Shares per tranche, to potential forfeiture to New Bridger for no consideration until the occurrence (or deemed occurrence) of the respective Sponsor Triggering Events. As the Sponsor Triggering Event has not yet been achieved, these issued and outstanding Sponsor Earnout Shares are treated as contingently recallable in the pro forma condensed combined financial information.

Other Financing and Reorganization Events

Other Financing and Reorganization Events consummated by JCIC and Bridger that are not yet reflected in the historical financial information of JCIC and Bridger and are considered material transactions separate from the Business Combination are summarized below: