FLME Flame Acquisition

Filed: 7 Mar 21, 7:00pm




Washington, D.C. 20549





Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 1, 2021


Flame Acquisition Corp.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)







(State or other jurisdiction of


(Commission File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)


700 Milam Street, Suite 3300

Houston, Texas





(Address of Principal Executive Offices)




(Zip Code)






(713) 579-6106
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

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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 share of Class A common stock and one-half of one warrant




The New York Stock Exchange

Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share




The New York Stock Exchange

Warrants, each whole warrant exercisable for one share of
Class A common stock at an exercise price of $11.50 per share




The New York Stock Exchange

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

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 13(a) of the Exchange Act.







Item 1.01.

Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

The disclosure contained in Item 2.03 is incorporated by reference into this Item 1.01.

Item 2.03.

Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.

On March 1, 2021, Flame Acquisition Corp. (the “Company”) issued an unsecured promissory note (the “Note”) in the principal amount of $365,000 to Flame Acquisition Sponsor LLC (the “Sponsor”). The Note does not bear interest and is repayable in full upon consummation of the Company’s initial business combination (a “Business Combination”). If the Company does not complete a Business Combination, the Note shall not be repaid and all amounts owed under it will be forgiven except to the extent that the Company has funds available to it outside of its trust account established in connection with the Company’s initial public offering (the “IPO”). Upon the consummation of a Business Combination, the Sponsor shall have the option, but not the obligation, to convert the principal balance of the Note, in whole or in part, into that number of warrants to purchase one share of Class A common stock, $0.0001 par value per share, of the Company (the “Working Capital Warrants”) equal to the principal amount of the Note so converted divided by $1.00. The terms of the Working Capital Warrants will be identical to the terms of the warrants issued by the Company to the Sponsor in a private placement that took place simultaneously with the Company’s IPO. The Note is subject to customary events of default, the occurrence of which automatically trigger the unpaid principal balance of the Note and all other sums payable with regard to the Note becoming immediately due and payable.

The Note was issued pursuant to the exemption from registration contained in Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

The Note is attached as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference. The disclosure set forth in this Item 2.03 is intended to be a summary only and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Note.

Item 8.01.

Other Events.

On March 1, 2021, the Company consummated its IPO of 28,750,000 units (the “Units”), including 3,750,000 Units sold pursuant to the full exercise of the underwriters’ option to purchase additional Units to cover over-allotments. Each Unit consists of one share of Class A common stock of the Company, par value $0.0001 per share (the “Class A Common Stock”), and one-half of one redeemable warrant of the Company, each whole warrant entitling the holder thereof to purchase one whole share of Class A Common Stock at an exercise price of $11.50 per share. The Units were sold at a price of $10.00 per unit, generating gross proceeds to the Company of $287,500,000.

On March 1, 2021, simultaneously with the consummation of the IPO, the Company completed the private sale (the “Private Placement”) of 7,750,000 warrants (the “Private Placement Warrants”) at a purchase price of $1.00 per Private Placement Warrant, to the Sponsor, FL Co-Investment LLC, Intrepid Financial Partners, L.L.C., and certain individuals, generating gross proceeds to the Company of $7,750,000.

A total of $287,500,000, comprised of $281,750,000 of the proceeds from the IPO, including $10,062,500 of the underwriters’ marketing fee pursuant to the Business Combination Marketing Agreement, dated February 24, 2021, among the Company, Cowen and Company, LLC and Intrepid Partners, LLC, and $5,750,000 of the proceeds from the Private Placement, were placed in a U.S.-based trust account at J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, N.A. maintained by American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC, acting as trustee. An audited balance sheet as of March 1, 2021 reflecting receipt of the proceeds upon consummation of the IPO and the Private Placement has been issued by the Company and is included 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.



Flame Acquisition Corp.







Date: March 5, 2021


/s/ Gregory D. Patrinely



Gregory D. Patrinely



Chief Financial Officer and Secretary