Fair Value Measurements
|12 Months Ended
Jan. 31, 2022
|Fair Value Measurements
|Fair Value Measurements
(21) Fair Value Measurements
FASB ASC Topic 820, Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures (“ASC 820”) establishes a fair value hierarchy that prioritizes the inputs used to measure fair value that maximizes the use of observable inputs and minimizes the use of
unobservable inputs. Observable inputs are inputs that reflect the assumptions that market participants would use in pricing the asset or liability developed based on market data obtained from sources independent of the Company. Unobservable inputs are inputs that reflect the Company’s assumptions about the assumptions market participants would use in pricing the asset or liability developed based on the best information available in the circumstances.
The three levels of the fair value hierarchy established by ASC 820 in order of priority are as follows:
The following table summarizes the Company’s assets and liabilities that are measured at fair value on a recurring basis as of January 31, 2022 and are categorized using the fair value hierarchy (in thousands):
The following tables reconcile Level 3 instruments for which significant unobservable inputs were used to determine fair value:
Predecessor Company (SLH) Warrants
At each relevant measurement date, the Predecessor warrants were valued using a probability-based approach that considered management’s estimate of the probability of (i) a sale of the company that met certain conditions that caused the warrants to be cancelled for no consideration, (ii) a sale of the company that did not meet certain conditions that caused the warrants to be cancelled for no consideration and (iii) warrants being held to maturity, with the last two scenarios utilizing a Black-Scholes model to estimate fair value. As a result of the Skillsoft Merger, the warrants were terminated for no consideration on June 11, 2021 and, as a result, the Company recorded a gain of $0.9 million for the period from February 1, 2021 to June 11, 2021.
Successor Company Warrants
The Company classifies certain Private Placement Warrants as liabilities in accordance with ASC Topic 815. The Company estimates the fair value of the Private Placement Warrants using a Black-Scholes option pricing model. The fair value of the Private Placement Warrants utilized Level 3 inputs as it is based on significant inputs not observable in the market. The fair value of the Private Placement Warrants classified as liabilities was estimated at June 11, 2021, July 31, 2021 and October 31, 2021 using a Black-Scholes options pricing model and the following assumptions:
The Company currently invests excess cash balances primarily in cash deposits held at major banks. The carrying amounts of cash deposits, trade receivables, trade payables and accrued liabilities, as reported on the consolidated balance sheet as of October 31, 2021, approximate their fair value because of the short maturity of those instruments.
The Company considered the fair value of its external borrowings and believes their carrying values approximate fair value at January 31, 2022 based on the timing of the July 2021 Term Loans.