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): March 3, 2021
Colonnade Acquisition Corp.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
1400 Centrepark Blvd, Ste 810
West Palm Beach, FL
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(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
(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)
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
Name of each exchange
on which registered
Units, each consisting of one Class A ordinary share,
$0.0001 par value, and one-half of one Warrant to purchase one Class A ordinary share
|CLA.U||New York Stock Exchange|
|Class A ordinary shares, $0.0001 par value per share||CLA||New York Stock Exchange|
|Warrants to purchase Class A ordinary shares||CLA WS||New York Stock Exchange|
Emerging growth company ☒
Regulation FD Disclosure.
In connection with the previously announced business combination (the “Business Combination”) between Colonnade Acquisition Corp. (“CLA”) and Ouster, Inc. (“Ouster”), on March 3, 2021, Ouster issued a press release announcing that Ouster has signed over 20 multi-year strategic customer agreements across its key market verticals. A copy of the press release is attached to this report as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated by reference herein.
The information in this Item 7.01 and Exhibit 99.1 attached hereto shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to liabilities under that section, and shall not be deemed to be incorporated by reference into the filings of CLA under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) or the Exchange Act, regardless of any general incorporation language in such filings.
On March 3, 2021, CLA announced that Sundari Mitra will be appointed to CLA’s board of directors by holders of CLA’s Class B ordinary shares in connection with the consummation of the Business Combination contemplated by the agreement and plan of merger, dated December 21, 2020, by and among CLA, Beam Merger Sub, Inc. and Ouster, Inc., and serve on CLA’s board of directors following the Business Combination. Ms. Mitra will also serve on the compensation committee and nominating and corporate governance committee of CLA’s board of directors. Ms. Mitra will serve on the board of directors in place of Krishna Kantheti.
Ms. Mitra has served as Corporate Vice President of Intel Corporation since September 2018. Previously, Ms. Mitra was the Chief Executive Officer and a director at NetSpeed Systems from December 2011 to September 2018. Prior to that, Ms. Mitra was Executive Vice President of Engineering at Mosys, Inc. from June 2009 to August 2011. Before Mosys, Ms. Mitra founded and served as Chief Executive Officer of Prism Circuits from its inception in February 2006 until Mosys, Inc.’s acquisition of Prism Circuits in June 2009. Prior to founding Prism Circuits, Ms. Mitra served as a Director of Engineering at Sun Microsystems, Inc. from June 2002 to August 2004. Ms. Mitra holds a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Baroda University in India. CLA believes that Ms. Mitra is qualified to serve as a member of CLA’s board of directors due to her experience in the technology background and technical background in engineering.
Ms. Mitra is expected to be compensated under the compensation program for its non-employee directors CLA expects to adopt in connection with the consummation of the Business Combination, and to enter the same form of indemnification agreement that CLA’s other directors and executive officers will enter in connection with the consummation of the Business Combination.
Ms. Mitra is not party to any arrangements or understandings with any person pursuant to which she will be selected as a director, nor are there any transactions with CLA in which Ms. Mitra has an interest that would be reportable under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.
Important Information About the Business Combination and Where to Find It
CLA has filed a definitive proxy statement/prospectus with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) for the extraordinary general meeting to be held in connection with its Business Combination with Ouster. CLA’s shareholders and other interested persons are advised to read the definitive proxy statement/prospectus and documents incorporated by reference therein filed in connection with the Business Combination, as these materials contain important information about Ouster, CLA and the Business Combination. The definitive proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant materials for the extraordinary general meeting have been mailed to shareholders of CLA as of the Record Date. CLA’s shareholders may also obtain copies of the definitive proxy statement/prospectus and other documents filed with the SEC that will be incorporated by reference therein, without charge, at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov, or by directing a request to: Colonnade Acquisition Corp., 1400 Centrepark Blvd, Ste 810, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.
Participants in the Solicitation
CLA and its directors and executive officers may be deemed participants in the solicitation of proxies from CLA’s shareholders with respect to the Business Combination. A list of the names of those directors and executive officers and a description of their interests in CLA is contained in CLA’s definitive proxy statement/prospectus, which was filed with the SEC on February 18, 2021 and is available free of charge at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. or by directing a request to Colonnade Acquisition Corp., 1400 Centrepark Blvd, Ste 810, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.
Ouster and its directors and executive officers may also be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the shareholders of CLA in connection with the Business Combination. A list of the names of such directors and executive officers and information regarding their interests in the Business Combination is included in the definitive proxy statement/prospectus for the Business Combination.
This Current Report on Form 8-K contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws, including statements regarding the composition of CLA’s board of directors. These forward-looking statements generally are identified by the words “believe,” “project,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “strategy,” “future,” “opportunity,” “plan,” “may,” “should,” “will,” “would,” “will be,” “will continue,” “will likely result,” and similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are predictions, projections and other statements about future events that are based on current expectations and assumptions and, as a result, are subject to risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause actual future events to differ materially from the forward-looking statements in this document, including but not limited to: (i) the risk that the Business Combination may not be completed in a timely manner or at all, (ii) the risk that the Business Combination may not be completed by CLA’s business combination deadline and the potential failure to obtain an extension of the business combination deadline if sought by CLA, (iii) the failure to satisfy the conditions to the consummation of the Business Combination, including the adoption of the Merger Agreement by the shareholders of CLA and Ouster, the satisfaction of the minimum trust account amount following redemptions by CLA’s public shareholders and the receipt of certain governmental and regulatory approvals, (iv) the lack of a third-party valuation in determining whether or not to pursue the Business Combination, (v) the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstance that could give rise to the termination of the Merger Agreement, (vi) the effect of the announcement or pendency of the Business Combination on Ouster’s business relationships, performance and business generally, (vii) the ability to implement business plans, forecasts and other expectations after the completion of the Business Combination and (viii) the risk of downturns in the highly competitive lidar technology and related industries. The foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive. You should carefully consider the foregoing factors and the other risks and uncertainties described in the “Risk Factors” section of CLA’s definitive proxy statement/prospectus discussed above and other documents filed by CLA from time to time with the SEC. These filings identify and address other important risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events and results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements, and Ouster and CLA assume no obligation and do not intend to update or revise these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. Neither Ouster nor CLA gives any assurance that either Ouster or CLA will achieve its expectations.
No Offer or Solicitation
This Current Report on Form 8-K shall not constitute a solicitation of a proxy, consent or authorization with respect to any securities or in respect of the Business Combination. This Current Report on Form 8-K shall also not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any states or jurisdictions in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offering 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, or an exemption therefrom.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|99.1||Press Release, dated as of March 3, 2021|
|Colonnade Acquisition Corp.|
|Date: March 3, 2021|
/s/ Remy W. Trafelet
|Name:||Remy W. Trafelet|
|Title:||Chief Executive Officer and Director|