KORE Cerberus Telecom Acquisition

Filed: 12 May 21, 8:00pm





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 12, 2021




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Cayman Islands 001-39647 98-1556740
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875 Third Avenue

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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  CTAC.U  The New York Stock Exchange
Class A Ordinary Shares included as part of the units  CTAC  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  CTAC WS  The New York Stock Exchange

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Item 4.02 Non-Reliance on Previously Issued Financial Statements or a Related Audit Report or Completed Interim Review.

On April 12, 2021, the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) released a public statement entitled “Staff Statement on Accounting and Reporting Considerations for Warrants Issued by Special Purpose Acquisition Companies” (“SPACs”) (the “Public Statement”). In the Public 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. Cerberus Telecom Acquisition Corp. (the “Company” or “CTAC”) had classified its previously issued warrants (collectively, the “warrants”) as equity. For a full description of the Company’s warrants, please refer to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended December 31, 2020, which was originally filed with the SEC on March 30, 2021 (the “10-K”).

On May 11, 2021, the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company (“Audit Committee”), based on the recommendation of and after consulting with the Company’s management, determined that the Company’s audited balance sheet and unaudited pro forma balance sheet dated October 26, 2020 and its audited financial statements for the period ended December 31, 2020 (together, the “Affected Financial Statements”) should no longer be relied upon due to changes required to reclassify the warrants as liabilities to align with the guidance set forth in the Public Statement. Similarly, investor presentations or other communications describing the Affected Financial Statements should no longer be relied upon. Following consideration of the guidance in the Public Statement, the Company concluded that the warrants do not meet the conditions to be classified in equity and instead, the warrants meet the definition of a derivative under Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Subtopic 815-40, pursuant to which the Company should record the warrants as liabilities measured at fair value upon issuance, with subsequent changes in fair value reported in our Statement of Operations each reporting period. The Company has discussed this approach with its independent registered public accounting firm, WithumSmith+Brown, PC, and intends to file an amendment to the 10-K, reflecting this reclassification of the warrants (the “Amended 10-K”). The Company has engaged an independent valuation expert to perform a valuation of the warrants and will be filing the Amended 10-K concurrently with this Current Report.




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 12, 2021  

/s/ Timothy Donahue

  Name: Timothy Donahue
  Title: Chief Executive Officer