Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2021
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]  
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Landsea Homes Corporation (“LHC” or the “Company”), a majority owned subsidiary of Landsea Holdings Corporation (“Landsea Holdings”), together with its subsidiaries, is engaged in the acquisition, development, and sale of homes and lots in Arizona, California, Florida, New Jersey, New York, and Texas. The Company's operations are organized into the following five reportable segments: Arizona, California, Florida, Metro New York, and Texas.
On August 31, 2020, LHC and its parent, Landsea Holdings, entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement”) with LF Capital Acquisition Corp. (“LF Capital”) and LFCA Merger Sub, Inc. (the “Merger Sub”), a direct, wholly-owned subsidiary of LF Capital. The Merger Agreement provided for, among other things, the merger of Merger Sub with and into Landsea Homes Incorporated ("LHI"), previously a wholly-owned subsidiary of Landsea Holdings, with LHI continuing as the surviving corporation (the "Merger").
On January 7, 2021 (the "Closing Date"), the Merger was consummated pursuant to the Merger Agreement (the "Closing"). The name of the surviving company, LF Capital Acquisition Corp., was changed at that time to Landsea Homes Corporation. Subject to the terms of the Merger Agreement, Landsea Holdings received $343.8 million of stock consideration, consisting of 32.6 million newly issued shares of LF Capital Acquisition Corp.’s publicly-traded Class A common stock. The shares were valued at $10.56 per share for purposes of determining the aggregate number of shares payable to Landsea Holdings (the “Stock Consideration”).
Upon Closing, Level Field Capital, LLC (the “Sponsor”) held 1.0 million shares that are subject to surrender and forfeiture for no consideration in the event the common stock does not reach certain thresholds during the twenty-four month period following the closing of the Merger (“Earnout Shares”). The Sponsor transferred 0.5 million Earnout Shares to Landsea Holdings. Additionally, the Sponsor forfeited 2.3 million private placement warrants and transferred 2.2 million private placement warrants to Landsea Holdings (such private placement warrants, each exercisable to purchase one share of Common Stock at an exercise price of $11.50 per share, are referred to as the “Private Placement Warrants”, and together with the public warrants they are referred to as the "Warrants").

In connection with the Merger, the Company received $64.4 million from the Merger after payments of $28.7 million related to the public warrant amendment and of $7.5 million in transaction expenses incurred. The Company incurred direct and incremental costs of approximately $16.7 million related to the equity issuance, consisting primarily of investment banking, legal, accounting and other professional fees, which were recorded to additional paid-in capital as a reduction of proceeds. The Company recorded $2.7 million in general and administrative expenses in the nine months ended September 30, 2021 related to the accelerated vesting of the phantom awards. The Company paid cash of $2.9 million for the phantom stock awards and issued 0.2 million shares with an issuance date value of $1.9 million at the time of the Merger.
The Merger was accounted for as a reverse recapitalization. Under this method of accounting, LF Capital is treated as the “acquired” company for financial reporting purposes. This determination was primarily based on the current stockholder of LHC, Landsea Holdings, having a relative majority of the voting power of the combined entity, the operations of LHI prior to the Merger comprising the only ongoing operations of the combined entity, and senior management of LHI comprising the senior management of the combined entity. Accordingly, for accounting purposes, the financial statements of the combined entity represent a continuation of the financial statements of LHI with the acquisition being treated as the equivalent of LHI issuing stock for the net assets of LF Capital, accompanied by a recapitalization. The net assets of LHI are stated at historical cost, with no goodwill or other intangible assets recorded. The shares and net (loss) income per share available to holders of the LHI’s common stock, prior to the Merger, have been retroactively restated as shares reflecting the exchange ratio established in the Merger Agreement.