Administrative Services Agreement, dated June 19, 2019, between the Company and an affiliate of South Mountain LLC
EX-10.9 12 nc10002639x2_ex10-9.htm EXHIBIT 10.9
South Mountain Merger Corp.
767 Fifth Avenue, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10153
June 19, 2019
BlueCrest Capital Management LP
c/o BlueCrest Capital Management Limited
La Rue de Carteret
St Helier, Jersey JE2 4HR
Re: Administrative Services Agreement
This letter agreement by and between South Mountain Merger Corp., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”) and BlueCrest Capital Management LP, a Guernsey limited partnership, acting through its general partner, BlueCrest Capital Management Limited (the “Services Provider”), dated as of the date hereof, will confirm our agreement that, commencing on the date that securities of the Company are first listed on a national securities exchange (the “Listing Date”) and continuing until the earlier of the consummation by the Company of an initial business combination and the Company’s liquidation (in each case as described in the Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-231881) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission) (such earlier date hereinafter referred to as the “Termination Date”):
The Services Provider (and/or any of its affiliates designated by the Services Provider) shall make available to the Company, at the address of the Services Provider referred to above (or any successor location or other existing office locations of the Services Provider or any of its affiliates), office space and administrative and support services as may be reasonably requested by the Company. In exchange therefor, the Company shall pay to the Services Provider, on the first day of each month, the sum of $25,000per month commencing on the Listing Date and continuing monthly thereafter until the Termination Date; and
The Services Provider hereby irrevocably waives any and all right, title, interest, causes of action and claims of any kind or nature whatsoever (each, a “Claim”) in or to, and any and all right to seek payment of any amounts due to it out of, the trust account established for the benefit of the public stockholders of the Company and into which substantially all of the proceeds of the Company’s initial public offering will be deposited (the “Trust Account”), and hereby irrevocably waives any Claim it presently has or may have in the future as a result of, or arising out of, this letter agreement, which Claim would reduce, encumber or otherwise adversely affect the Trust Account or any monies or other assets in the Trust Account, and further agrees not to seek recourse, reimbursement, payment or satisfaction of any Claim against the Trust Account or any monies or other assets in the Trust Account for any reason whatsoever.
This letter agreement constitutes the entire agreement and understanding of the parties hereto in respect of its subject matter and supersedes all prior understandings, agreements, or representations by or among the parties hereto, written or oral, to the extent they relate in any way to the subject matter hereof or the transactions contemplated hereby.
This letter agreement may not be amended, modified or waived as to any particular provision, except by a written instrument executed by all parties hereto.
No party hereto may assign either this letter agreement or any of its rights, interests, or obligations hereunder without the prior written approval of the other party, provided that the Services Provider may assign this letter agreement or any of its rights, interests, or obligations hereunder to an affiliate without the prior written approval of the Company. Any purported assignment in violation of this paragraph shall be void and ineffectual and shall not operate to transfer or assign any interest or title to the purported assignee.
This letter agreement constitutes the entire relationship of the parties hereto with respect to the subject matter described herein and any litigation between the parties (whether grounded in contract, tort, statute, law or equity) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York.
This letter agreement may be executed in one or more counterparts, each of which shall for all purposes be deemed to be an original but all of which together shall constitute one and the same letter agreement.
[Signature page follows]
Very truly yours,
SOUTH MOUNTAIN MERGER CORP.
|/s/ Charles B. Bernicker|
Name: Charles B. Bernicker
Title: Chief Executive Officer
AGREED TO AND ACCEPTED BY:
BLUECREST CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LP
By: BlueCrest Capital Management Limited, its general partner
|/s/ Robert Heaselgrave|
Name: Robert Heaselgrave