SCOA ScION Tech Growth I
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): December 21, 2020 (December 16, 2020)
SCION TECH GROWTH I
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction||(Commission File Number)||(IRS Employer|
|of incorporation)||Identification No.)|
10 Queen St Place, 2nd Floor
London, EC4R 1BE
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: +44 20 73 98 0200
(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, $0.0001 par value, and one-third of one redeemable warrant||SCOAU||The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC|
|Class A ordinary shares, $0.0001 par value||SCOA||The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC|
|Redeemable warrants, each warrant exercisable for one Class A ordinary share, each at an exercise price of $11.50 per share||SCOAW||The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC|
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
Emerging growth company ☒
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|Item 1.01.||Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.|
On December 21, 2020, ScION Tech Growth I (the “Company”) consummated its initial public offering (“IPO”) of 57,500,000 units (the “Units”), including the issuance of 7,500,000 Units as a result of the underwriters’ in the IPO (the “Underwriters”) exercise of their over-allotment option in full. Each Unit consists of one Class A ordinary share of the Company, par value $0.0001 per share (the “Class A Ordinary Shares”), and one-third of one redeemable warrant of the Company (each whole warrant, a “Warrant”), with each Warrant entitling the holder thereof to purchase one Class A Ordinary Share for $11.50 per share, subject to adjustment. The Units were sold at a price of $10.00 per Unit, generating gross proceeds to the Company of $575,000,000.
In connection with the IPO, the Company entered into the following agreements, forms of which were previously filed as exhibits to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-251036) for the IPO, initially filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) on November 30, 2020, as amended (the “Registration Statement”):
|●||An Underwriting Agreement, dated December 16, 2020, by and between the Company and UBS Securities LLC and Citigroup Global Markets, Inc., as representatives of the several underwriters, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit 1.1 hereto and incorporated herein by reference.|
|●||A Warrant Agreement, dated December 16, 2020, by and between the Company and Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, as warrant agent, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit 4.1 hereto and incorporated herein by reference.|
|●||A Letter Agreement, dated December 16, 2020 (the “Letter Agreement”), by and among the Company, its executive officers, its directors and the Company’s sponsor, ScION 1 Sponsor LLC (the “Sponsor”), a copy of which is attached as Exhibit 10.1 hereto and incorporated herein by reference.|
|●||An Investment Management Trust Agreement, dated December 16, 2020, by and between the Company and Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, as trustee, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit 10.2 hereto and incorporated herein by reference.|
|●||A Registration Rights Agreement, dated December 16, 2020, by and among the Company, the Sponsor and the other holders party thereto, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit 10.3 hereto and incorporated herein by reference.|
|●||A Private Placement Warrants Purchase Agreement, dated December 16, 2020, by and between the Company and the Sponsor (the “Private Placement Warrants Purchase Agreement”), a copy of which is attached as Exhibit 10.4 hereto and incorporated herein by reference.|
|●||An Administrative Services Agreement, dated December 16, 2020, by and between the Company and the Sponsor, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit 10.5 hereto and incorporated herein by reference.|
|●||A Forward Purchase Agreement, dated December 16, 2020, by and between the Company and OrION Capital Structure Solutions UK Limited, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit 10.6 hereto and incorporated herein by reference.|
|Item 3.02.||Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities.|
Simultaneously with the closing of the IPO, pursuant to the Private Placement Warrants Purchase Agreement, the Company completed the private sale of 9,000,000 warrants (the “Private Placement Warrants”) to the Sponsor at a purchase price of $1.50 per Private Placement Warrant, generating gross proceeds to the Company of $13,500,000. The Private Placement Warrants are identical to the Warrants included as part of the Units sold in the IPO, except that the Private Placement Warrants, so long as they are held by the Sponsor or its permitted transferees, (i) are not redeemable by the Company, (ii) may not (including the Class A Ordinary Shares issuable upon exercise of the warrants), subject to certain limited exceptions, be transferred, assigned or sold until 30 days after the completion of the Company’s initial business combination, (iii) may be exercised on a cashless basis and (iv) are entitled to registration rights. No underwriting discounts or commissions were paid with respect to such sale. The issuance of the Private Placement Warrants was made pursuant to the exemption from registration contained in Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
|Item 5.02.||Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.|
On December 16, in connection with the IPO, Sheila Hooda, John Woyton and Kenneth T. Schiciano (the “Directors”) were appointed to the board of directors of the Company (the “Board”). Effective December 16, 2020, Sheila Hooda, Mathew J. Cestar and John Woyton were appointed to the Board’s Audit Committee, with Ms. Hooda serving as chair of the Audit Committee. Effective December 16, 2020, Andrea Pignataro and Kenneth T. Schiciano were also appointed to the Board’s Compensation Committee, with Mr. Pignataro serving as chair of the Compensation Committee.
Following the appointment of the Directors, the Board is comprised of the following three classes: the term of office of the first class of directors, Class I, consists of Mr. Schiciano, and will expire at the Company’s first annual meeting of shareholders; the term of office of the second class of directors, Class II, consists of Ms. Hooda and Mr. Woyton, and will expire at the Company’s second annual meeting of shareholders; and the term of office of the third class of directors, Class III, consists of Mr. Pignataro and Mr. Cestar, and will expire at the Company’s third annual meeting of shareholders.
On December 16, 2020, in connection with their appointments to the Board, each of the Directors entered into the Letter Agreement as well as an indemnity agreement with the Company in the form previously filed as Exhibit 10.5 to the Registration Statement.
Other than the foregoing, none of the Directors are party to any arrangement or understanding with any person pursuant to which they were appointed as directors, nor are they party to any transactions required to be disclosed under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K involving the Company.
The foregoing descriptions of the Letter Agreement and the form of indemnity agreement do not purport to be complete and are qualified in their entireties by reference to the Letter Agreement and form of indemnity agreement, copies of which are attached as Exhibit 10.1 hereto and Exhibit 10.5 to the Registration Statement, respectively, and are incorporated herein by reference.
|Item 5.03.||Amendments to Certificate of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.|
On December 16, 2020, in connection with the IPO, the Company adopted its Amended and Restated Memorandum and Articles of Association (the “Amended Charter”), effective the same day. The terms of the Amended Charter are set forth in the Registration Statement and are incorporated herein by reference. A copy of the Amended Charter is attached as Exhibit 3.1 hereto and incorporated herein by reference.
|Item 8.01.||Other Events.|
A total of $575,000,000, comprised of $563,500,000 of the proceeds from the IPO (which amount includes $20,125,000 of the underwriters’ deferred discount) and $11,500,000 of the proceeds of the sale of the Private Placement Warrants, was placed in a U.S.-based trust account at J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, N.A. maintained by Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, acting as trustee. Except with respect to interest earned on the funds held in the trust account that may be released to the Company to pay its taxes and up to $100,000 of interest to pay dissolution expenses, the funds held in the trust account will not be released from the trust account until the earliest of (i) the completion of the Company’s initial business combination, (ii) the redemption of any of the Class A Ordinary Shares included in the Units sold in the IPO (the “public shares”) properly submitted in connection with a shareholder vote to amend the Company’s Amended Charter (A) to modify the substance or timing of the Company’s obligation to allow redemption in connection with its initial business combination or to redeem 100% of the public shares if it does not complete its initial business combination within 24 months from the closing of the IPO or (B) with respect to any other material provisions relating to shareholders’ rights or pre-initial business combination activity or (iii) the redemption of the Company’s public shares if it is unable to complete its initial business combination within 24 months from the closing of the IPO, subject to applicable law.
On December 16, 2020, the Company issued a press release announcing the pricing of the IPO, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
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.
|SCION TECH GROWTH I|
|By:||/s/ Mathew J. Cestar|
|Name:||Mathew J. Cestar|
|Title:||Chief Executive Officer and Director|
Dated: December 21, 2020