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): May 21, 2021
D8 HOLDINGS CORP.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
Unit 1008, 10/F Champion Tower
3 Garden Road, Central, Hong Kong
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: +852 3973 5500
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Title of each class||Trading Symbol(s)||Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Units, each consisting of one Class A ordinary share, par value $0.0001, and one-half of one redeemable warrant||DEH.U||The New York Stock Exchange|
|Class A ordinary shares, par value $0.0001||DEH||The New York Stock Exchange|
|Redeemable warrants, each warrant exercisable for one Class A ordinary share, each at an exercise price of $11.50 per share||DEH WS||The New York Stock Exchange|
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Item 4.02 Non-Reliance on Previously Issued Financial Statements or Related Audit Report or Completed Interim Report.
On April 12, 2021, the Acting Director of the Division of Corporation Finance and Acting Chief Accountant of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) together issued a statement regarding the accounting and reporting considerations for warrants issued by special purpose acquisition companies entitled “Staff Statement on Accounting and Reporting Considerations for Warrants Issued by Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (“SPACs”)” (the “SEC Statement”). Specifically, the SEC Statement focused on certain settlement terms and provisions related to certain tender offers following a business combination, which terms are similar to those contained in the warrant agreement, dated as of July 14, 2020, between D8 Holdings Corp. (“D8” or the “Company”) and Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, a New York corporation, as warrant agent. As a result of the SEC Statement, the Company reevaluated the accounting treatment of (i) the 17,250,000 redeemable warrants (the “Public Warrants”) that were included in the units issued by the Company in its initial public offering (the “IPO”) and (ii) the 8,900,000 warrants (together with the Public Warrants, the “Warrants”) that were issued to the Company’s sponsor in a private placement that closed concurrently with the closing of the IPO, and determined to classify the Warrants as derivative liabilities measured at fair value, with changes in fair value each period reported in earnings. While the Company has not generated any operating revenues to date and will not generate any operating revenues until after completion of its initial business combination, at the earliest, the change in fair value of the Warrants is a non-cash charge and will be reflected in the Company’s statement of operations.
On May 21, 2021, after consultation with WithumSmith+Brown, PC, the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm (the “Independent Accountants”), the Company’s management and the Audit Committee of the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Audit Committee”) concluded that, in light of the SEC Statement, it is appropriate to restate (i) certain items on the Company’s previously issued audited balance sheet dated as of July 17, 2020 which was related to its IPO, (ii) the Company’s previously issued audited financial statements as of December 31, 2020 and for the period from May 6, 2020 (inception) through December 31, 2020 and the unaudited interim financial statements as of, and for the period ended September 30, 2020 (collectively, the “Relevant Periods”). Considering such restatement, such audited financial statements should no longer be relied upon. The Company will file an amendment to its Annual Report on Form 10-K as of December 31, 2020 and for the period from May 6, 2020 (inception) through December 31, 2020, which will include the restated audited financial statements for the Relevant Periods.
Going forward, unless we amend the terms of our warrant agreement, we expect to continue to classify our warrants as a liabilities, which would require us to incur the cost of measuring the fair value of the warrant liabilities, and which may have an adverse effect on our results of operations.
The Company’s management and the Audit Committee have discussed the matters disclosed in this Current Report on Form 8-K pursuant to this Item 4.02 with the Independent Accountants.
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.
|D8 HOLDINGS CORP.|
|By:||/s/ David Chu|
|Title:||Chief Executive Officer|
|Date: May 21, 2021|