Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Equity-Based Compensation

Equity-Based Compensation
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2022
Share-based Payment Arrangement [Abstract]  
Equity-Based Compensation Equity-Based Compensation
Authentic Brands' maintained an equity incentive plan (the “Plan”) under which it could grant incentive units (“Incentive Units”) to employees or non-employee directors. In connection with the Plan, 200,000 non-voting units have been authorized. These units may contain certain service and performance related vesting provisions. The Incentive Units are awarded to eligible employees and non-employee directors and entitle the grantee to receive non-voting member units upon vesting, subject solely to the employee’s continuing employment or the non-employee director’s continuing service on the board.

In connection with the Business Combination, BRC Inc. adopted the 2022 Omnibus Incentive Plan ("Omnibus Plan"), which replaced the Plan, and the 2022 Employee Stock Purchase Plan.

In February 2022, the Company granted 548,235 stock options to employees under the Omnibus Plan that vest ratably over three years and expire after seven years. The grant date estimated fair value of the stock options was based upon a Black Scholes model valuation of the options at the grant date. The stock options have a strike price of $10.00. The following assumptions were utilized in determining the fair value of the units at the grant date:
Expected dividend
Expected volatility 50%
Risk-free interest rate 1.76%
Options term years 7

The computation of expected volatility is based on a weighted average of comparable public companies within the Company’s industry. Expected term assumption is based on the mid-point between vesting and maturity of the stock options. The risk-free interest rate is based on the yield of zero-coupon U.S. Treasury securities of comparable terms. The Company does not anticipate paying dividends in the foreseeable future. The Company recognizes pre-vesting forfeitures as they occur rather than estimate the forfeiture rate at the grant date.

In connection with the Business Combination, 28,990 Incentive Units under the Plan fully vested and converted into Common Units in Authentic Brands that allow for their exchange into Class A Common Stock of BRC Inc. The Company recognized $1,856 of compensation costs as a result of the accelerated vesting of incentive units under the "Change in Control" provision of the Plan. The Company accounted for the accelerated vesting of the Incentive Units as a modification. However, because the fair value of the modified awards was the same immediately before and after the modification, no incremental compensation expense was recognized.

As of March 31, 2022, total unrecognized equity-based compensation expense related to nonvested Incentive Units and stock options to be recognized over a weighted average period of approximately 3 years was $6,680.