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Description of Organization, Business Operations and Going Concern

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Description of Organization, Business Operations and Going Concern
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Sep. 30, 2022
Dec. 31, 2021
CIK 0001816261 Executive Network Partnering Corp    
Description of Organization, Business Operations and Going Concern    
Description of Organization, Business Operations and Going Concern

Note 1 — Description of Organization, Business Operations and Going Concern

Organization and General

Executive Network Partnering Corporation (the “Company”) is a blank check company incorporated in Delaware on June 22, 2020. The Company was formed for the purpose of identifying a company to partner with, in order to effectuate a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization or similar partnering transaction with one or more businesses (“Partnering Transaction”). The Company may pursue a Partnering Transaction in any business or industry but expect to focus on a business where the Company believes its strong network, operational background, and aligned economic structure will provide the Company with a competitive advantage. The Company is an emerging growth company and, as such, the Company is subject to all of the risks associated with emerging growth companies. The Company’s sponsor is ENPC Holdings, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (the “Sponsor”).

As of September 30, 2022, the Company had not commenced any operations. All activity for the period from June 22, 2020 (inception) through September 30, 2022 relates to the Company’s formation and the initial public offering (“Initial Public Offering”) and since the closing of the Initial Public Offering, the search for a prospective initial Partnering Transaction. The Company will not generate any operating revenues until after the completion of its initial Partnering Transaction, at the earliest. The Company generates non-operating income in the form of interest income on investments held in trust account from the proceeds derived from the Initial Public Offering.

Financing

The registration statement for the Company’s Initial Public Offering was declared effective on September 15, 2020. On September 18, 2020, the Company consummated its Initial Public Offering of 41,400,000 of its securities called CAPS (“CAPS”) (with respect to the Class A common stock included in the CAPS being offered, the “Public Shares”), which included 5,400,000 CAPS issued as a result of the underwriters’ exercise in full of their over-allotment option, at $10.00 per CAPS, generating gross proceeds of $414.0 million, and incurring offering costs of approximately $4.8 million.

Concurrently with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, the Company completed the private sale of 614,000 private placement CAPS (“Private Placement CAPS”), at a price of $10.00 per Private Placement CAPS to the Sponsor, generating gross proceeds to the Company of approximately $6.1 million (Note 4). The CAPS have been retroactively restated to reflect the March 24, 2021, 2.5:1 forward stock split for each share of Class A common stock and warrant.

Trust Account

Upon the closing of the Initial Public Offering and the sale of Private Placement CAPS, $414.0 million ($10.00 per CAPS) of the net proceeds of the sale of the CAPS in the Initial Public Offering and the Private Placement were placed in a trust account (“Trust Account”) located in the United States with Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company acting as trustee, and held as cash or invested only in U.S. “government securities,” within the meaning set forth in Section 2(a)(16) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (the “Investment Company Act”), with a maturity of 185 days or less, or in money market funds meeting the conditions of paragraphs (d)(2), (d)(3) and (d)(4) of Rule 2a-7 under the Investment Company Act, which invest only in direct U.S. government treasury obligations, as determined by the Company, until the earlier of: (i) the completion of a Partnering Transaction and (ii) the distribution of the Trust Account as described below.

The Company must complete a Partnering Transaction with one or more partner candidate businesses having an aggregate fair market value of at least 80% of the net assets held in the Trust Account (excluding the taxes payable on the income earned on the Trust Account) at the time of the agreement to enter into the initial Partnering Transaction. However, the Company will only complete a Partnering Transaction if the post- transaction company owns or acquires 50% or more of the voting securities of the partner candidate or otherwise acquires a controlling interest in the partner candidate sufficient for it not to be required to register as an investment company under the Investment Company Act. The Company’s certificate of incorporation provides that, other than the

withdrawal of interest earned on the funds that may be released to the Company to pay taxes, none of the funds held in Trust Account will be released until the earlier of: (i) the completion of the Partnering Transaction; (ii) the redemption of any of the common stock included in the CAPS being sold in the Initial Public Offering to its holders (the “Public Stockholders”) properly tendered in connection with a stockholder vote to amend certain provisions of the Company’s certificate of incorporation prior to a Partnering Transaction or (iii) the redemption of 100% of the Public Shares if the Company does not complete a Partnering Transaction within the Partnering Period (defined below).

The Company, after signing a definitive agreement for a Partnering Transaction, will either (i) seek stockholder approval of the Partnering Transaction at a meeting called for such purpose in connection with which Public Stockholders may seek to redeem their Public shares, regardless of whether they vote for or against the Partnering Transaction or do not vote at all, for cash equal to their pro rata share of the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account calculated as of two business days prior to the consummation of the initial Partnering Transaction, including interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account and not previously released to the Company to pay its taxes, or (ii) provide the Public Stockholders with the opportunity to sell their shares to the Company by means of a tender offer (and thereby avoid the need for a stockholder vote) for an amount in cash equal to their pro rata share of the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account calculated as of two business days prior to commencement of the tender offer, including interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account and not previously released to the Company to pay its taxes. As a result, such common stock will be recorded at redemption amount and classified as temporary equity upon the completion of the Initial Public Offering, in accordance with the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 480, “Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity.” The amount in the Trust Account is initially anticipated to be $10.00 per Public Share. The decision as to whether the Company will seek stockholder approval of the Partnering Transaction or will allow stockholders to sell their shares in a tender offer will be made by the Company, solely in its discretion, and will be based on a variety of factors such as the timing of the transaction and whether the terms of the transaction would otherwise require the Company to seek stockholder approval. If the Company seeks stockholder approval, it will complete its Partnering Transaction only if a majority of the voting power of the outstanding shares of common stock voted are voted in favor of the Partnering Transaction. However, in no event will the Company redeem its Public Shares in an amount that would cause its net tangible assets to be less than $5,000,001 immediately prior to or upon consummation of the Company’s initial Partnering Transaction. In such case, the Company would not proceed with the redemption of its Public Shares and the related Partnering Transaction, and instead may search for an alternate Partnering Transaction.

The Company will only have 24 months from the closing of the Initial Public Offering, or September 18, 2022 (or 27 months, or December 18, 2022, if the Company has executed a letter of intent, agreement in principle or definitive agreement for the Partnering Transaction within 24 months) to complete its initial Partnering Transaction (the “Partnering Period”). If the Company does not complete a Partnering Transaction within this period of time (and stockholders do not approve an amendment to the certificate of incorporation to extend this 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 Public Shares, at a per-share price, payable in cash, equal to their pro rata share of the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account including interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account and not previously released to the Company to pay its taxes (less up to $100,000 of such net interest to pay dissolution expenses), and (iii) as promptly as reasonably possible following such redemption, subject to the approval of the remaining stockholders and the board of directors, liquidate and dissolve, subject in the case of clauses (ii) and (iii), to the Company’s obligations under Delaware law to provide for claims of creditors and in all cases subject to the other requirements of applicable law.

The holders of the Founder Shares immediately prior to the Initial Public Offering (the “Initial Stockholders”) have entered into a letter agreement with the Company, pursuant to which they have agreed to (i) waive their redemption rights with respect to any Founder Shares (as defined in Note 4) and Public Shares they hold in connection with the completion of the Partnering Transaction, (ii) waive their redemption rights with respect to any Founder Shares and Public Shares they hold in connection with a stockholder vote to approve an amendment to the Company’s amended and restated certificate of incorporation to modify the substance or timing of the Company’s obligation to redeem 100% of its Public Shares if the Company has not consummated a Partnering Transaction within the Partnering Period or with respect to any other material provisions relating to stockholders’ rights or pre-Partnering Transaction activity and (iii) waive their rights to liquidating distributions from the Trust Account with respect to any Founder Shares they hold if the Company fails to complete the Partnering Transaction within 24 the Partnering Period (although they will be entitled to liquidating distributions from the Trust Account with respect to any Public Shares they hold if the Company fails to complete the Partnering Transaction within the Partnering Period).

Pursuant to the letter agreement, the Sponsor has agreed that it will be liable to the Company if and to the extent any claims by a third party for services rendered or products sold to the Company, or a prospective target business with which the Company has

entered into a written letter of intent, confidentiality or other similar agreement or Partnering Transaction agreement, reduce the amount of funds in the Trust Account to below the lesser of $10.00 per Public Share and (ii) the actual amount per Public Share held in the Trust Account as of the date of the liquidation of the Trust Account, if less than $10.00 per public share due to reductions in the value of the Trust assets, less taxes payable, provided that such liability will not apply to any claims by a third party or prospective target business who executed a waiver of any and all rights to the monies held in the Trust Account (whether or not such waiver is enforceable) nor will it apply to any claims under the Company’s indemnity of the underwriter of the initial public offering against certain liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”).

Proposed Partnering Transaction

On May 16, 2022, the Company, Granite Ridge Resources, Inc., a Delaware corporation, ENPC Merger Sub, Inc., a Delaware corporation, GREP Merger Sub, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, and GREP Holdings, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“GREP”), entered into a business combination agreement (as it may be amended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, the “Business Combination Agreement”) pursuant to which the Company and GREP shall enter into a business combination. For additional information regarding the Business Combination Agreement, see the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on May 17, 2022.

Going Concern Considerations

As of September 30, 2022, the Company had approximately $104,000 in its operating bank account, working capital deficit of approximately $10.7 million. Interest income on the balance in the Trust Account may be used to pay the Company’s franchise and income tax obligations. Management intends to use substantially all of the funds held in the Trust Account to complete the initial Partnering Transaction and to pay the Company’s expenses relating thereto. To the extent that the Company’s capital stock or debt is used, in whole or in part, as consideration to complete the initial Partnering Transaction, the remaining proceeds held in the Trust Account will be used as working capital to finance the operations of the target business or businesses, make other acquisitions and pursue growth strategies.

The Company’s liquidity needs up to the closing of the Initial Public Offering and the sale of Private Placement CAPS had been satisfied through a capital contribution of $25,000 from the Sponsor to purchase Class F and Class B common stock, the loan under the Note (as defined in Note 4) of approximately $171,000 to the Company to cover for offering costs in connection with the Initial Public Offering, and the net proceeds from the consummation of the Private Placement not held in the Trust Account. The Company fully repaid the Note on September 22, 2020. In addition, in order to finance transaction costs in connection with a Partnering Transaction, the Company’s officers, directors and initial stockholders may, but are not obligated to, provide the Company Working Capital Loans (see Note 4). As of September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, there were approximately $1.5 million and $430,000 outstanding under the Working Capital Loans, respectively.

In connection with the Company’s assessment of going concern considerations in accordance with FASB Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2014-15, “Disclosures of Uncertainties about an Entity’s Ability to Continue as a Going Concern,” the Company has until September 18, 2022 (or 27 months, or December 18, 2022, if the Company has executed a letter of intent, agreement in principle or definitive agreement for the Partnering Transaction within 24 months) to consummate a Partnering Transaction. It is uncertain that the Company will be able to consummate a Partnering Transaction by this time. If a Partnering Transaction is not consummated by this date, there will be a mandatory liquidation and subsequent dissolution of the Company. Management has determined that the liquidity condition and mandatory liquidation, should a Partnering Transaction not occur, and potential subsequent dissolution raises substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. Management intends to complete the Partnering Transaction prior to the liquidation date. No adjustments have been made to the carrying amounts of assets or liabilities should the Company be required to liquidate after September 18, 2022 (or 27 months, or December 18, 2022, if the Company has executed a letter of intent, agreement in principle or definitive agreement for the Partnering Transaction within 24 months).

NOTE 1 — Description of Organization, Business Operations and Going Concern

Organization and General

Executive Network Partnering Corporation (the “Company”) is a blank check company incorporated in Delaware on June 22, 2020. The Company was formed for the purpose of identifying a company to partner with, in order to effectuate a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization or similar partnering transaction with one or more businesses (“Partnering Transaction”). The Company may pursue a Partnering Transaction in any business or industry but expect to focus on a business where the Company believes its strong network, operational background, and aligned economic structure will provide the Company with a competitive advantage. The Company is an emerging growth company and, as such, the Company is subject to all of the risks associated with emerging growth companies. The Company’s sponsor is ENPC Holdings, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (the “Sponsor”).

As of December 31, 2021, the Company had not commenced any operations. All activity for the period from June 22, 2020 (inception) through December 31, 2021 relates to the Company’s formation and the initial public offering (“Initial Public Offering”) and since the closing of the Initial Public Offering, the search for a prospective initial Partnering Transaction. The Company will not generate any operating revenues until after the completion of its initial Partnering Transaction, at the earliest. The Company will generate non-operating income in the form of interest income on investments held in Trust Account from the proceeds derived from the Initial Public Offering.

Financing

The registration statement for the Company’s Initial Public Offering was declared effective on September 15, 2020. On September 18, 2020, the Company consummated its Initial Public Offering of 41,400,000 of its securities called CAPSTM (“CAPSTM”) (with respect to the Class A common stock included in the CAPSTM being offered, the “Public Shares”), which included 5,400,000 CAPSTM issued as a result of the underwriters’ exercise in full of their over-allotment option, at $10.00 per CAPSTM, generating gross proceeds of $414.0 million, and incurring offering costs of approximately $4.8 million.

Concurrently with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, the Company completed the private sale of 614,000 private placement CAPSTM (“Private Placement CAPSTM”), at a price of $10.00 per Private Placement CAPSTM to the Sponsor (the “Private Placement”), generating gross proceeds to the Company of approximately $6.1 million (Note 4). The CAPSTM have been retroactively restated to reflect the March 24, 2021, 2.5:1 forward stock split for each share of Class A common stock and warrant.

Trust Account

Upon the closing of the Initial Public Offering and the sale of Private Placement CAPSTM, $414.0 million ($10.00 per CAPSTM) of the net proceeds of the sale of the CAPSTM in the Initial Public Offering and the Private Placement were placed in a trust account (“Trust Account”) located in the United States with Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company acting as trustee, and held as cash or invested only in U.S. “government securities,” within the meaning set forth in Section 2(a)(16) of the Investment Company Act, with a maturity of 185 days or less, or in money market funds meeting the conditions of paragraphs (d)(2), (d)(3) and (d)(4) of Rule 2a-7 under the Investment Company Act, which invest only in direct U.S. government treasury obligations, as determined by the Company, until the earlier of: (i) the completion of a Partnering Transaction and (ii) the distribution of the Trust Account as described below.

The Company must complete a Partnering Transaction with one or more partner candidate businesses having an aggregate fair market value of at least 80% of the net assets held in the Trust Account (excluding the taxes payable on the income earned on the Trust Account) at the time of the agreement to enter into the initial Partnering Transaction. However, the Company will only complete a Partnering Transaction if the post- transaction company owns or acquires 50% or more of the voting securities of the partner candidate or otherwise acquires a controlling interest in the partner candidate sufficient for it not to be required to register as an investment company under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the “Investment Company Act”). The Company’s certificate of incorporation provides that, other than the withdrawal of interest earned on the funds that may be released to the Company to pay taxes, none of the funds held in Trust Account will be released until the earlier of: (i) the completion of the

Partnering Transaction; (ii) the redemption of any of the common stock included in the CAPSTM being sold in the Initial Public Offering (the “Public Shares”) to its holders (the “Public Stockholders”) properly tendered in connection with a stockholder vote to amend certain provisions of the Company’s certificate of incorporation prior to a Partnering Transaction or (iii) the redemption of 100% of the Public Shares if the Company does not complete a Partnering Transaction within the Partnering Period (defined below).

The Company, after signing a definitive agreement for a Partnering Transaction, will either (i) seek stockholder approval of the Partnering Transaction at a meeting called for such purpose in connection with which Public Stockholders may seek to redeem their Public shares, regardless of whether they vote for or against the Partnering Transaction or do not vote at all, for cash equal to their pro rata share of the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account calculated as of two business days prior to the consummation of the initial Partnering Transaction, including interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account and not previously released to the Company to pay its taxes, or (ii) provide the Public Stockholders with the opportunity to sell their shares to the Company by means of a tender offer (and thereby avoid the need for a stockholder vote) for an amount in cash equal to their pro rata share of the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account calculated as of two business days prior to commencement of the tender offer, including interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account and not previously released to the Company to pay its taxes. As a result, such common stock will be recorded at redemption amount and classified as temporary equity upon the completion of the Initial Public Offering, in accordance with the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 480, “Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity.” The amount in the Trust Account is initially anticipated to be $10.00 per Public Share. The decision as to whether the Company will seek stockholder approval of the Partnering Transaction or will allow stockholders to sell their shares in a tender offer will be made by the Company, solely in its discretion, and will be based on a variety of factors such as the timing of the transaction and whether the terms of the transaction would otherwise require the Company to seek stockholder approval. If the Company seeks stockholder approval, it will complete its Partnering Transaction only if a majority of the voting power of the outstanding shares of common stock voted are voted in favor of the Partnering Transaction. However, in no event will the Company redeem its Public Shares in an amount that would cause its net tangible assets to be less than $5,000,001 immediately prior to or upon consummation of the Company’s initial Partnering Transaction. In such case, the Company would not proceed with the redemption of its Public Shares and the related Partnering Transaction, and instead may search for an alternate Partnering Transaction.

The Company will only have 27 months from the closing of the Initial Public Offering, or December 18, 2022, to complete its initial Partnering Transaction (the “Partnering Period”). If the Company does not complete a Partnering Transaction within this period of time (and stockholders do not approve an amendment to the certificate of incorporation to extend this 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 Public Shares, at a per-share price, payable in cash, equal to their pro rata share of the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account including interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account and not previously released to the Company to pay its taxes (less up to $100,000 of such net interest to pay dissolution expenses), and (iii) as promptly as reasonably possible following such redemption, subject to the approval of the remaining stockholders and the board of directors, liquidate and dissolve, subject in the case of clauses (ii) and (iii), to the Company’s obligations under Delaware law to provide for claims of creditors and in all cases subject to the other requirements of applicable law.

The holders of the Founder Shares immediately prior to the Initial Public Offering (the “Initial Stockholders”) have entered into a letter agreement with the Company, pursuant to which they have agreed to (i) waive their redemption rights with respect to any Founder Shares (as defined in Note 4) and Public Shares they hold in connection with the completion of the Partnering Transaction, (ii) waive their redemption rights with respect to any Founder Shares and Public Shares they hold in connection with a stockholder vote to approve an amendment to the Company’s amended and restated certificate of incorporation to modify the substance or timing of the Company’s obligation to redeem 100% of its Public Shares if the Company has not consummated a Partnering Transaction within the Partnering Period or with respect to any other material provisions relating to stockholders’ rights or pre-Partnering Transaction activity and (iii) waive their rights to liquidating distributions from the Trust Account with respect to any founder shares they hold if the Company fails to complete the Partnering Transaction within the Partnering Period (although they will be entitled to liquidating distributions from the Trust Account with respect to any Public Shares they hold if the Company fails to complete the Partnering Transaction within the Partnering Period).

Pursuant to the letter agreement, the Sponsor has agreed that it will be liable to the Company if and to the extent any claims by a third party for services rendered or products sold to the Company, or a prospective target business with which the Company has entered into a written letter of intent, confidentiality or other similar agreement or Partnering Transaction agreement, reduce the amount of funds in the Trust Account to below the lesser of (i) $10.00 per Public Share and (ii) the actual amount per Public Share held in the Trust Account as of the date of the liquidation of the Trust Account, if less than $10.00 per public share due to reductions

in the value of the Trust assets, less taxes payable, provided that such liability will not apply to any claims by a third party or prospective target business who executed a waiver of any and all rights to the monies held in the Trust Account (whether or not such waiver is enforceable) nor will it apply to any claims under the Company’s indemnity of the underwriter of our initial public offering against certain liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act.

Going Concern

As of December 31, 2021, the Company had approximately $94,000 in its operating bank account and a working capital deficit of approximately $896,000. Interest income on the balance in the Trust Account may be used to pay the Company’s franchise and income tax obligations. Management intends to use substantially all of the funds held in the Trust Account to complete the initial Partnering Transaction and to pay the Company’s expenses relating thereto. To the extent that the Company’s capital stock or debt is used, in whole or in part, as consideration to complete the initial Partnering Transaction, the remaining proceeds held in the Trust Account will be used as working capital to finance the operations of the target business or businesses, make other acquisitions and pursue our growth strategies.

The Company’s liquidity needs up to the closing of the Initial Public Offering and the sale of Private Placement CAPSTM had been satisfied through a capital contribution of $25,000 from the Sponsor to purchase Class F and Class B common stock, the loan under a note agreement with the Sponsor of approximately $171,000 (the “Note”) to cover for offering costs in connection with the Initial Public Offering, the Company fully repaid the Note on September 22, 2020, and certain portion of the net proceeds from the consummation of the Private Placement not held in the Trust Account. In addition, in order to finance transaction costs in connection with a Partnering Transaction, the Company’s officers, directors and initial stockholders may, but are not obligated to, provide the Company working capital loans (the “Working Capital Loans”). As of December 31, 2021 and 2020, the Company had $430,000 and $0 note outstanding under the Working Capital Loans.

In connection with the Company’s assessment of going concern considerations in accordance with Financial Accounting Standard Board’s Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2014-15, “Disclosures of Uncertainties about an Entity’s Ability to Continue as a Going Concern,” the Company has until December 18, 2022 to consummate a Partnering Transaction. It is uncertain that the Company will be able to consummate a Partnering Transaction by this time. If a Partnering Transaction is not consummated by this date, there will be a mandatory liquidation and subsequent dissolution of the Company. Management has determined that the liquidity condition and mandatory liquidation, should a Partnering Transaction not occur, and potential subsequent dissolution raises substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. Management intends to complete the Business Combination prior to the liquidation date. No adjustments have been made to the carrying amounts of assets or liabilities should the Company be required to liquidate after December 18, 2022.