HIGA H.I.G. Acquisition
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 24, 2021 (May 21, 2021)
H.I.G. ACQUISITION CORP.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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incorporation or organization)
1450 Brickell Avenue
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(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
Name of each exchange on which registered
|Units, each consisting of one Class A Ordinary Share, $0.0001 par value, and one-third of one redeemable warrant||HIGA.U||The New York Stock Exchange|
|Class A Ordinary Shares included as part of the units||HIGA||The New York Stock Exchange|
|Warrants included as part of the units, each whole warrant exercisable for one Class A Ordinary Share at an exercise price of $11.50||HIGA WS||The New York Stock Exchange|
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Non-Reliance on Previously Issued Financial Statements or a Related Audit Report or Completed Interim Review.
(a) On April 12, 2021, the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) issued a public statement entitled “Staff Statement on Accounting and Reporting Considerations for Warrants issued by Special Purpose Acquisition Companies” (“SPACs”) (the “Statement”). In the Statement, the SEC staff expressed its view that certain terms and conditions common to SPAC warrants may require the warrants to be classified as liabilities on the SPAC’s balance sheet as opposed to equity.
H.I.G. Acquisition Corp. (the “Company”) has previously classified its public and private placement warrants (“Warrants”) issued in connection with its initial public offering and private placement as equity within the Company’s financial statements, and after discussion and evaluation, including with the Company’s independent auditors, the Company has concluded that its warrants should be presented as liabilities as of the initial public offering date reported at fair value with subsequent fair value remeasurement at each reporting period.
On May 21, 2021, the Audit Committee, based on the recommendation of and after consultation with management, concluded that the Company’s (i) audited financial statements as of October 23, 2020 and (ii) audited financial statements as of December 31, 2020, and for the period from September 2, 2020 (inception) to December 31, 2020 (collectively, the “Non-Reliance Period”), as reported in the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on October 29, 2020 and Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on March 30, 2021, respectively, should no longer be relied upon based on the reclassification of warrants as described above. Similarly, Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm dated March 30, 2021 on the financial statements as of December 31, 2020 and for the period from September 2, 2020 (date of inception) through December 31, 2020, and the shareholder communications, investor presentations or other communications describing relevant portions of the Company’s financial statements for these periods that need to be restated should no longer be relied upon.
The Company has concurrently filed an amendment to its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period September 2, 2020 (inception) through December 31, 2020 (the “Amended 10-K”) reflecting this change in classification of the warrants for the Non-Reliance Period, and the corresponding changes to the financial statement items for the Non-Reliance Period will be set forth through disclosures in the financial statements included in the Amended 10-K. The Audit Committee and management have discussed the matters disclosed pursuant to this Item 4.02(a) with its independent registered public accounting firm,
The Company’s prior accounting for the warrants as components of equity instead of as derivative liabilities did not have any effect on the Company’s previously reported operating expenses, cash flows or cash or cash equivalents.
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.
Dated: May 24, 2021
|H.I.G. ACQUISITION CORP.|
/s/ Timur Akazhanov
|Title:||Chief Financial Officer|