SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 27, 2020
GORDON POINTE ACQUISITION CORP.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
780 Fifth Avenue South
Naples, FL 34102
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (412) 960-4687
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
|☐||Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)|
|☒||Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)|
|☐||Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))|
|☐||Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))|
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Title of each class||Trading Symbol(s)||
Name of each exchange on
|Units, each consisting of one share of Class A common stock, $0.0001 par value, and one Warrant||GPAQU||Nasdaq Capital Market|
|Class A common stock, $0.0001 par value per share||GPAQ||Nasdaq Capital Market|
|Warrants to purchase Class A common stock||GPAQW||Nasdaq Capital Market|
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
Emerging growth company ☒
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Item 8.01 Other Events.
As previously reported, on January 24, 2020, Gordon Pointe Acquisition Corp. (the “Company”) amended its amended and restated certificate of incorporation to further extend the date by which the Company must consummate its initial business combination from January 29, 2020 to February 29, 2020, plus an option by the Company to extend such date for an additional thirty days to March 30, 2020. Also as previously reported, on September 16, 2019, the Company entered into a definitive merger agreement with HOF Village, LLC (“HOFV”) for a proposed business combination.
On February 27, 2020, the Company elected to further extend the deadline to consummate its proposed business combination for the additional 30-day period. In connection with such 30-day extension, the Company’s sponsor contributed to the Company $0.033 for each of the Company’s public shares outstanding, for an aggregate contribution of $265,403.69, which amount was deposited into the Company’s trust account established in connection with the Company’s initial public offering. The Company now has until March 30, 2020 to consummate its proposed business combination.
The proposed transaction will be submitted to shareholders of the Company for their approval. In connection with the proposed business combination, the Company has filed with the SEC a proxy statement and GPAQ Acquisition Holdings, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company (“Holdings”), has filed a registration statement on Form S-4, which includes a definitive proxy statement/final prospectus, which registration statement was declared effective on February 14, 2020, which definitive proxy statement will be mailed to stockholders of the Company on or about February 27, 2020. Before making any voting or investment decision, shareholders of the Company are urged to carefully read the definitive proxy statement/final prospectus and any other relevant documents filed with the SEC, as well as any amendments or supplements to these documents, because they will contain important information about the Company, Holdings, HOFV and the proposed business combination. Stockholders will also be able to obtain copies of the registration statement and proxy statement, without charge, once available, at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov or by directing a request to: Gordon Pointe Acquisition Corp., 780 Fifth Avenue South, Naples, FL 34102.
Certain statements made herein are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of words such as “anticipate”, “believe”, “expect”, “estimate”, “plan”, “outlook”, and “project” and other similar expressions that predict or indicate future events or trends or that are not statements of historical matters. Such forward-looking statements include timing of the proposed merger; the business plans, objectives, expectations and intentions of the parties once the transaction is complete, and Holding’s, the Company’s and HOFV’s estimated and future results of operations, business strategies, competitive position, industry environment and potential growth opportunities, relating to the acquired business. These forward-looking statements reflect the current analysis of existing information and are subject to various risks and uncertainties. As a result, caution must be exercised in relying on forward-looking statements. Due to known and unknown risks, our actual results may differ materially from our expectations or projections. The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in these forward-looking statements: the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstances that could give rise to the termination of the Merger Agreement and the proposed transaction contemplated thereby; the inability to complete the transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement due to the failure to obtain approval of the stockholders of the Company or other conditions to closing in the Merger Agreement; the outcome of any legal proceedings that have been, or will be, instituted against the Company or other parties to the Merger Agreement following announcement of the Merger Agreement and transactions contemplated therein; the ability of Holding’s to meet NASDAQ listing standards following the merger and in connection with the consummation thereof; the failure to obtain the financing arrangements necessary to complete the development of the project; the failure to achieve the assumptions underlying certain of the financial projections included within the investor presentation including, among others, securing the timely financing for, and achieving construction of, the second phase of the project within assumed time and financial budget, and achieving expected attendance and occupancy rates; risks that the proposed transaction disrupts current plans and operations and the potential difficulties in employee retention as a result of the announcement of the Merger Agreement and consummation of the transaction described therein; costs related to the proposed merger and the impact of the substantial indebtedness to be incurred to finance the consummation of the merger; changes in applicable laws or regulations; the ability of the combined company to meet its financial and strategic goals, due to, among other things, competition, the ability of the combined company to grow and manage growth profitability, maintain relationships with customers and retain its key employees; the possibility that the combined company may be adversely affected by other economic, business, and/or competitive factors; and other risks and uncertainties described herein, as well as those risks and uncertainties discussed from time to time in other reports and other public filings with the SEC by the Company and Holdings.
Participants in the Solicitation
The Company, Holdings, HOFV, Newco and their respective directors, executive officers and other members of their management and employees, under SEC rules, may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies of the Company’s stockholders in connection with the proposed business combination. Investors and security holders may obtain more detailed information regarding the names, affiliations and interests in the Company’s directors in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018, which was filed with the SEC on March 18, 2019, and also in the Registration Statement on Form S-4 filed with the SEC and declared effective on February 14, 2020, which includes the proxy statement/prospectus of the Company for the proposed transaction. Information regarding the persons who may, under SEC rules, be deemed participants in the solicitation of proxies to the Company’s stockholders in connection with the proposed business combination, and information concerning the interests of the Company’s and Newco’s participants in the solicitation, which may, in some cases, be different than those of the Company’s and Newco’s equity holders generally, is set forth in the Registration Statement on Form S-4 filed with the SEC and declared effective on February 14, 2020.
This communication is not a proxy statement or solicitation of a proxy, consent or authorization with respect to any securities or in respect of the proposed transaction and shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of any such securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such state or jurisdiction. No offer of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|GORDON POINTE ACQUISITION CORP.|
|By:||/s/ James J. Dolan|
|Name: James J. Dolan|
|Title: Chief Executive Officer|
|Dated: February 27, 2020|