GAPA G&P acquisition
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): May 19, 2021
G&P Acquisition Corp.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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222 Bellevue Avenue
Newport, Rhode Island 02840
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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||Trading Symbol(s)||Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Units, each consisting of one|
share of Class A common stock,
$0.0001 par value, and one-half of one redeemable warrant
|GAPA.U||New York Stock Exchange|
|Class A common stock, $0.0001 par value||GAPA||New York Stock Exchange|
|Warrants, each whole warrant exercisable for one share of Class A common stock, each at an exercise price of $11.50 per share||GAPA WS||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 x
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Item 4.02. 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 “Staff”) issued a statement entitled “Staff Statement on Accounting and Reporting Considerations for Warrants Issued by Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (“SPACs”)” (the “Staff Statement”). In the Staff Statement, the Staff, among other things, highlighted potential accounting implications of certain terms that are common in warrants issued in connection with the initial public offerings of special purpose acquisition companies, such as G&P Acquisition Corp. (the “Company”).
Upon review of the Staff Statement, the Company’s management further evaluated the warrants issued in connection with the Company’s initial public offering under Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Subtopic 815-40, Derivatives and Hedging—Contracts in Entity’s Own Equity. ASC Section 815-40-15 addresses equity versus liability treatment and classification of equity-linked financial instruments, including warrants, and states that a warrant may be classified as a component of equity only if, among other things, the warrant is indexed to the issuer’s common stock. Based on the Company’s management’s evaluation, the audit committee of the Company’s board of directors (the “Audit Committee”), in consultation with the Company’s management and the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm, concluded that the Company’s warrants are not indexed to the Company’s common stock in the manner contemplated by ASC Section 815-40-15.
On May 19, 2021, the Audit Committee, based on the recommendation of and after consultation with the Company’s management and based on a discussion with the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm, concluded that the Company’s audited balance sheet as of March 15, 2021 should no longer be relied upon based on the reclassification of warrants as described above. Similarly, the related Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm, dated March 19, 2021, should no longer be relied upon.
As a result, the Company today is announcing that it will restate its balance sheet as of March 15, 2021 to reflect the change in accounting treatment (the “Restatement”).
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 cash or funds held in the trust account.
The Audit Committee and the Company’s management have discussed the matters disclosed pursuant to this Item 4.02(a) with the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm.
Cautionary Statements Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This Current Report on Form 8-K includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. Certain of such forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as “believes,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “estimates,” “assumes,” “may,” “should,” “will,” “seeks” or other similar expressions. Such forward-looking statements may include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the Company’s intent to restate certain historical financial statements and the timing and impact of the Restatement. Such forward-looking statements are based on current expectations as of the date of this Current Report on Form 8-K and involve a number of risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ significantly. The Company does not assume any obligation to update or revise any such forward-looking statements, whether as the result of new developments or otherwise. Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|G&P ACQUISITION CORP.|
|Date: May 19, 2021|
|By:||/s/ Joseph Marnikovic|
|Title:||Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer|