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Filed: 11 Dec 20, 4:06pm

As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on December 11, 2020

Registration No. 333-

 

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM S-8

REGISTRATION STATEMENT

UNDER

THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933

 

 

Mohawk Group Holdings, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Delaware 83-1739858

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

37 East 18th Street, 7th Floor

New York, NY 10003

(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

Mohawk Group Holdings, Inc. 2018 Equity Incentive Plan

(Full title of the plan)

Yaniv Sarig

Chief Executive Officer

Mohawk Group Holdings, Inc.

37 East 18th Street, 7th Floor

New York, NY 10003

(347) 676-1681

(Name, address and telephone number, including area code, of agent for service)

 

 

Copies to:

 

Joseph A. Risico, Esq.  Jeffrey T. Hartlin, Esq.
General Counsel  Paul Hastings LLP
Mohawk Group Holdings, Inc.  1117 S. California Avenue
37 East 18th Street, 7th Floor  Palo Alto, California 94304
New York, NY 10003  

 

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large accelerated filer   Accelerated filer 
Non-accelerated filer   Smaller reporting company 
   Emerging growth company 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 7(a)(2)(B) of the Securities Act. ☐

 

 

CALCULATION OF REGISTRATION FEE

 

Title of securities to be registered Amount to be
registered (1)
 

Proposed

maximum

offering price

per share

 

Proposed

maximum

aggregate

offering price

 

Amount of

registration fee

Common Stock, $0.0001 par value per share

        

—Issuable pursuant to awards available for future issuance under the 2018 Equity Incentive Plan

 915,436 (2) $9.33 (3) $8,541,017.88 (3) $931.83

Total

 915,436  $8,541,017.88 $931.83

 

 

(1)

Pursuant to Rule 416(a) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), this Registration Statement on Form S-8 (the “Registration Statement”) shall also cover any additional shares of common stock, $0.0001 par value per share (the “Common Stock”), of the Registrant (as defined below) that become issuable under the Mohawk Group Holdings, Inc. 2018 Equity Incentive Plan (the “2018 Plan”) by reason of any stock dividend, stock split, recapitalization or other similar transaction effected without receipt of consideration that increases the number of the Registrant’s outstanding shares of Common Stock.

(2)

Represents 915,436 shares of Common Stock that were automatically added to the shares reserved for future issuance under the 2018 Plan. The 2018 Plan provides that the number of shares reserved for issuance under the 2018 Plan will automatically increase on January 1st each calendar year for ten years, starting on January 1, 2019 and ending on and including January 1, 2028, by the lesser of (a) such number of shares of Common Stock equal to 15% of the number of shares of Common Stock Deemed Outstanding (as defined in the 2018 Plan) on the immediately preceding December 31st, minus the number of shares of Common Stock in the Share Reserve (as defined in the 2018 Plan) as of immediately prior to the increase, and (b) a number determined by the Registrant’s board of directors.

(3)

Estimated solely for the purpose of calculating the amount of the registration fee pursuant to Rules 457(c) and 457(h) of the Securities Act. The proposed maximum aggregate offering price per share and the proposed maximum aggregate offering price with respect to these shares are calculated based on the average of the high and low prices of the Common Stock as reported on the Nasdaq Capital Market on December 4, 2020, a date within five business days prior to the filing of this Registration Statement.

 

 

 


EXPLANATORY NOTE

Mohawk Group Holdings, Inc. (the “Registrant”) has prepared this registration statement (this “Registration Statement”) in accordance with the requirements of Form S-8 under the Securities Act to register 915,436 shares of Common Stock reserved for issuance under the 2018 Plan.

Pursuant to the Registration Statement on Form S-8 (File No. 333-232087) filed by the Registrant with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) on June 13, 2019 (the “Prior Registration Statement”), the Registrant previously registered an aggregate of 1,746,295 shares of Common Stock under the 2018 Plan.

In accordance with General Instruction E to Form S-8, the contents of the Prior Registration Statement are hereby incorporated by reference.

PART I

INFORMATION REQUIRED IN THE SECTION 10(a) PROSPECTUS

The document(s) containing the information specified in Part I will be sent or given to employees as specified by Rule 428(b)(1) of the Securities Act. Such documents are not being filed with the Commission either as part of this Registration Statement or as prospectuses or prospectus supplements pursuant to Rule 424 of the Securities Act. Such documents and the documents incorporated by reference in this Registration Statement pursuant to Item 3 of Part II hereof, taken together, constitute a prospectus that meets the requirements of Section 10(a) of the Securities Act.

PART II

INFORMATION REQUIRED IN THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT

ITEM 3. INCORPORATION OF DOCUMENTS BY REFERENCE.

The following documents filed by the Registrant with the Commission are hereby incorporated by reference into this Registration Statement:

 

 (a)

The Registrant’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019, filed with the Commission on March 30, 2020;

 (b)

The Registrant’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended March 31, 2020, filed with the Commission on May 11, 2020;

 (c)

The Registrant’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended June 30, 2020, filed with the Commission on July 31, 2020;

 (d)

The Registrant’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended September 30, 2020, filed with the Commission on November 9, 2020;

 (e)

The information specifically incorporated by reference into the Registrant’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December  31, 2019 from the Registrant’s definitive proxy statement on Schedule 14A, filed with the Commission on May 15, 2020;

 (f)

The Registrant’s Current Reports on Form 8-K filed with the Commission on February  20, 2020, April  29, 2020, May 11, 2020, July  7, 2020, July 31, 2020, August  25, 2020, August  26, 2020, and December 1, 2020; and

 (g)

The description of the Common Stock set forth in the Registrant’s Registration Statement on Form 8-A (File No. 001-38937), file with the Commission on June 11, 2019, including any amendments or reports filed for the purpose of updating such description.


All other reports and other documents subsequently filed by the Registrant pursuant to Sections 13(a), 13(c), 14 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), prior to the filing of a post-effective amendment which indicates that all securities offered hereby have been sold or which deregisters all securities then remaining unsold, shall be deemed to be incorporated by reference into this Registration Statement and to be a part of this Registration Statement from the date of the filing of such reports and documents, except as to any portion of any future annual or quarterly report to stockholders or document or current report furnished under Items 2.02 or 7.01 of Form 8-K that is not deemed filed under such provisions.

For the purposes of this Registration Statement, any statement contained in a document incorporated or deemed to be incorporated by reference herein shall be deemed to be modified or superseded to the extent that a statement contained herein or in any other subsequently filed document that also is or is deemed to be incorporated by reference herein modifies or supersedes such statement. Any such statement so modified or superseded shall not be deemed, except as so modified or superseded, to constitute a part of this Registration Statement.

You should rely only on the information provided or incorporated by reference in this Registration Statement or any related prospectus. The Registrant has not authorized anyone to provide you with different information. You should not assume that the information in this Registration Statement or any related prospectus is accurate as of any date other than the date on the front of the document.

You may contact the Registrant in writing or orally to request copies of the above-referenced filings, without charge (excluding exhibits to such documents unless such exhibits are specifically incorporated by reference into the information incorporated into this Registration Statement). Requests for such information should be directed to:

Mohawk Group Holdings, Inc.

37 East 18th Street, 7th Floor

New York, NY 10003

(347) 676-1681

Attn: Chief Executive Officer

ITEM 4. DESCRIPTION OF SECURITIES.

Not applicable.

ITEM 5. INTERESTS OF NAMED EXPERTS AND COUNSEL.

Not applicable.

ITEM 6. INDEMNIFICATION OF DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS.

Section 102 of the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware (the “DGCL”) permits a corporation to eliminate or limit the personal liability of directors of a corporation to the corporation or its stockholders for monetary damages for a breach of fiduciary duty as a director, except where the director breached his duty of loyalty to the corporation or its stockholders, failed to act in good faith, engaged in intentional misconduct or knowingly violated a law, authorized the payment of a dividend or approved a stock repurchase or redemption in violation of the DGCL or derived an improper personal benefit. The Registrant’s amended and restated certificate of incorporation provides that no director of the Registrant shall be personally liable to it or its stockholders for monetary damages for any breach of fiduciary duty as a director, notwithstanding any provision of law imposing such liability, except to the extent that the DGCL prohibits the elimination or limitation of liability of directors for breaches of fiduciary duty.

Section 145 of the DGCL provides that a corporation has the power to indemnify a director, officer, employee or agent of the corporation, or a person serving at the request of the corporation for another corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust or other enterprise in related capacities against expenses (including attorneys’ fees), judgments, fines and amounts paid in settlement actually and reasonably incurred by the person in connection with an action, suit or proceeding to which he was or is a party or is threatened to be made a party to any threatened, pending or completed action, suit or proceeding by reason of such position, if such person acted in good faith and in a manner he reasonably believed to be in or not opposed to the best interests of the corporation, and, in any criminal action or proceeding, had no reasonable cause to believe his conduct was unlawful, except that, in the case of actions


brought by or in the right of the corporation, no indemnification shall be made with respect to judgments, fines and amounts paid in settlement in connection with such action, suit or proceeding or with respect to any claim, issue or matter as to which such person shall have been adjudged to be liable to the corporation unless and only to the extent that the Court of Chancery or other adjudicating court determines that, despite the adjudication of liability but in view of all of the circumstances of the case, such person is fairly and reasonably entitled to indemnity for such expenses which the Court of Chancery or such other court shall deem proper.

The Registrant’s amended and restated bylaws provide that the Registrant will indemnify each person who was or is a party or threatened to be made a party to any threatened, pending or completed action, suit or proceeding (other than an action by or in the right of the Registrant) by reason of the fact that he or she is or was, or has agreed to become, a director or officer, or is or was serving, or has agreed to serve, at its request as a director, officer, partner, employee or trustee of, or in a similar capacity with, another corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust or other enterprise (including, without limitation, any employee benefit plan) (all such persons being referred to as an “Indemnitee”), or by reason of any action alleged to have been taken or omitted in such capacity, against all expenses (including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees), liabilities, losses, judgments, fines (including, without limitation, excise taxes and penalties arising under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974), and amounts paid in settlement actually and reasonably incurred in connection with such action, suit or proceeding and any appeal therefrom, if such Indemnitee acted in good faith and in a manner he or she reasonably believed to be in, or not opposed to, the Registrant’s best interests, and, with respect to any criminal action or proceeding, he or she had no reasonable cause to believe his or her conduct was unlawful. The Registrant’s amended and restated bylaws also provide that the Registrant will indemnify any Indemnitee who was or is a party to an action or suit by or in the right of the Registrant to procure a judgment in the Registrant’s favor by reason of the fact that the Indemnitee is or was, or has agreed to become, a director or officer, or is or was serving, or has agreed to serve, at the Registrant’s request as a director, officer, partner, employee or trustee of, or in a similar capacity with, another corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust or other enterprise (including, without limitation, any employee benefit plan), or by reason of any action alleged to have been taken or omitted in such capacity, against all expenses (including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees) actually and reasonably incurred by or on behalf of such Indemnitee in connection with such action, suit or proceeding and any appeal therefrom, if the Indemnitee acted in good faith and in a manner he or she reasonably believed to be in, or not opposed to, the Registrant’s best interests, except that no indemnification shall be made with respect to any claim, issue or matter as to which such person shall have been adjudged to be liable to the Registrant, unless, and only to the extent, that a court determines, despite such adjudication but in view of all of the circumstances, he or she is entitled to indemnification of such expenses. Notwithstanding the foregoing, to the extent that any Indemnitee has been successful, on the merits or otherwise, he or she will be indemnified to the fullest extent permitted by law by the Registrant against all expenses (including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees) actually and reasonably incurred in connection therewith. Expenses must be advanced to an Indemnitee under certain circumstances.

The Registrant has entered into indemnification agreements with each of its directors and executive officers that may be broader than the specific indemnification provisions contained in the DGCL. These indemnification agreements require the Registrant, among other things, to indemnify its directors and executive officers against liabilities that may arise by reason of their status or service. These indemnification agreements also require the Registrant to advance all expenses incurred by the directors and executive officers in investigating or defending any such action, suit or proceeding, subject to certain exceptions.

The Registrant’s amended and restated bylaws provide that the Registrant may purchase and maintain insurance, at its expense, to protect itself and any director, officer, employee or agent of the Registrant or another corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust or other enterprise (including, without limitation, any employee benefit plan) against any expense, liability or loss incurred by him or her in any such capacity, or arising out of his or her status as such, whether or not the Registrant would have the power to indemnify such person against such expense, liability or loss under the DGCL. The Registrant has obtained insurance under which, subject to the limitations of the insurance policies, coverage is provided to the Registrant’s directors and executive officers against loss arising from claims made by reason of breach of fiduciary duty or other wrongful acts as a director or executive officer, including claims relating to public securities matters, and to the Registrant with respect to payments that may be made by the Registrant to these directors and executive officers pursuant to the Registrant’s indemnification obligations or otherwise as a matter of law.


ITEM 7. EXEMPTION FROM REGISTRATION CLAIMED.

Not applicable.

ITEM 8. EXHIBITS.

 

Exhibit
Number
  Description
3.1  Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation (previously filed as Exhibit 3.1 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on June 14, 2019 and incorporated herein by reference).
3.2  Amended and Restated Bylaws (previously filed as Exhibit 3.2 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on June 14, 2019 and incorporated herein by reference).
4.1  Form of Common Stock Certificate (previously filed as Exhibit 4.1 to the Registrant’s Registration Statement on Form S-1/A (File No. 333-231381) filed on May 24, 2019 and incorporated herein by reference).
4.2  Mohawk Group Holdings, Inc. 2018 Equity Incentive Plan (previously filed as Exhibit 10.3 to the Registrant’s Registration Statement on Form S-8 filed on June 13, 2019 and incorporated herein by reference).
4.3  Form of Notice of Stock Option Grant and Form of Stock Option Award Agreement under the Mohawk Group Holdings, Inc. 2018 Equity Incentive Plan (previously filed as Exhibit 10.5 to the Registrant’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-231381) filed on May 10, 2019 and incorporated herein by reference).
4.4  Form of Restricted Stock Award Agreement under the Mohawk Group Holdings, Inc. 2018 Equity Incentive Plan (previously filed as Exhibit 10.4 to the Registrant’s Registration Statement on Form S-8 filed on June 13, 2019 and incorporated herein by reference).
5.1  Opinion of Paul Hastings LLP.
23.1  Consent of Deloitte & Touche LLP, Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm.
23.2  Consent of Paul Hastings LLP (included in Exhibit 5.1).
24.1  Power of Attorney is contained on the signature page.

ITEM 9. UNDERTAKINGS.

(a) The Registrant hereby undertakes:

(1) To file, during any period in which offers or sales are being made, a post-effective amendment to this Registration Statement:

(i) To include any prospectus required by Section 10(a)(3) of the Securities Act;

(ii) To reflect in the prospectus any facts or events arising after the effective date of this Registration Statement (or the most recent post-effective amendment thereof) which, individually or in the aggregate, represent a fundamental change in the information set forth in this Registration Statement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any increase or decrease in volume of securities offered (if the total dollar value of securities offered would not exceed that which was registered) and any deviation from the low or high end of the estimated maximum offering range may be reflected in the form of prospectus filed with the Commission pursuant to Rule 424(b) if, in the aggregate, the changes in volume and price represent no more than a 20 percent change in the maximum aggregate offering price set forth in the “Calculation of Registration Fee” table in the effective registration statement; and


(iii) To include any material information with respect to the plan of distribution not previously disclosed in this Registration Statement or any material change to such information in this Registration Statement;

Provided, however, that:

(A) paragraphs (a)(1)(i) and (a)(1)(ii) do not apply if the information required to be included in a post-effective amendment by those paragraphs is contained in reports filed with or furnished to the Commission by the Registrant pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act that are incorporated by reference in this Registration Statement.

(2) That, for the purpose of determining any liability under the Securities Act, each such post-effective amendment shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.

(3) To remove from registration by means of a post-effective amendment any of the securities being registered which remain unsold at the termination of the offering.

(b) The Registrant hereby undertakes that, for purposes of determining any liability under the Securities Act, each filing of the Registrant’s annual report pursuant to Section 13(a) or Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act (and, where applicable, each filing of an employee benefit plan’s annual report pursuant to Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act) that is incorporated by reference in this Registration Statement shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.

(h) Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act may be permitted to directors, officers and controlling persons of the Registrant pursuant to the foregoing provisions, or otherwise, the Registrant has been advised that in the opinion of the Commission such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and is, therefore, unenforceable. In the event that a claim for indemnification against such liabilities (other than the payment by the Registrant of expenses incurred or paid by a director, officer or controlling person of the Registrant in the successful defense of any action, suit or proceeding) is asserted by such director, officer or controlling person in connection with the securities being registered, the Registrant will, unless in the opinion of its counsel the matter has been settled by controlling precedent, submit to a court of appropriate jurisdiction the question whether such indemnification by it is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and will be governed by the final adjudication of such issue.

 


SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, the Registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-8 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of New York, State of New York, on December 11, 2020.

 

Mohawk Group Holdings, Inc.
By: 

/s/ Yaniv Sarig

Name: Yaniv Sarig
Title: President and Chief Executive Officer

POWER OF ATTORNEY

KNOW ALL PERSONS BY THESE PRESENTS, that each person whose signature appears below constitutes and appoints Yaniv Sarig, Fabrice Hamaide and Joseph A. Risico, and each or any one of them, as his or her true and lawful attorneys-in-fact and agent, with full power of substitution and resubstitution, for him or her and in his or her name, place and stead, in any and all capacities, to sign any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments) to this Registration Statement, and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, granting unto said attorneys-in-fact and agents, and each of them, full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done in connection therewith, as fully to all intents and purposes as he might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys-in-fact and agents, or any of them, or their or his substitutes or substitute, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the dates indicated.

 

SIGNATURE

  

TITLE

  

DATE

/s/ Yaniv Sarig

  President, Chief Executive Officer and Director  December 11, 2020
Yaniv Sarig  (Principal Executive Officer)  

/s/ Fabrice Hamaide

  Chief Financial Officer  December 11, 2020
Fabrice Hamaide  (Principal Accounting and Financial Officer)  

/s/ Bari Harlam

  Director  December 11, 2020
Bari Harlam    

/s/ William Kurtz

  Director  December 11, 2020
William Kurtz    

/s/ Greg B. Petersen

  Director  December 11, 2020
Greg B. Petersen    

/s/ Amy von Walter

  Director  December 11, 2020
Amy von Walter