GAPA G&P acquisition

Filed: 19 May 21, 8:00pm





Washington, D.C. 20549











Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 19, 2021


G&P Acquisition Corp.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)


222 Bellevue Avenue

Newport, Rhode Island 02840

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)


(212) 415-6500

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


Not Applicable

(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


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. ¨









G&P Acquisition Corp., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), is filing this Current Report on Form 8-K/A (this “Amendment”) to amend the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K originally filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on March 19, 2021 (the “Original Filing”) to restate the audited balance sheet dated March 15, 2021 included in the Original Filing (collectively, the “Original Financial Statements”).


Restatement Background


On April 12, 2021, the Acting Director of the Division of Corporation Finance and Acting Chief Accountant of the SEC together issued a public statement (the “SEC Warrant Accounting Statement”) on accounting and reporting considerations for warrants issued by special purpose acquisition companies (“SPACs”). The SEC Warrant Accounting Statement discussed “certain features of warrants issued in SPAC transactions” that “may be common across many entities.” The SEC Warrant Accounting Statement indicated that, when one or more of such features is included in a warrant, the warrant “should be classified as a liability measured at fair value, with changes in fair value each period reported in earnings.”


This Amendment reflects the correction of certain errors identified subsequent to the filing of the Original Financial Statements in light of the SEC Warrant Accounting Statement. The restatement primarily relates to consideration of the factors in determining whether to classify contracts that may be settled in an entity’s own stock as equity of the entity or as an asset or liability in accordance with Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Subtopic 815-40, Derivatives and Hedging—Contracts in Entity’s Own Equity. In the Original Financial Statements, the Company classified the public warrants and the private placement warrants issued in connection with the Company’s initial public offering (together, the “Warrants”) as equity instruments. Upon further consideration of the rules and guidance, the Company’s management concluded that the Warrants are precluded from equity classification. As a result, the Warrants should be recorded as liabilities on the balance sheet and measured at fair value at inception and on a recurring basis in accordance with ASC 820, Fair Value Measurement, with changes in fair value recognized in the statement of operations.


As a result, on May 19, 2021, the audit committee of the Company’s board of directors, based on the recommendation of and after consultation with the Company’s management and based on a discussion with Marcum LLP, the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm, concluded that the Original Financial Statements should no longer be relied upon and are to be restated in order to correct the classification error. The Company’s accounting for the Warrants as components of equity instead of as derivative liabilities did not have any effect on the Company’s previously reported investments held in trust or cash.


This Amendment does not reflect adjustments for events occurring after March 19, 2021, the date of the filing of the Original Filing, except to the extent they are otherwise required to be included and discussed herein and did not substantively modify or update the disclosures herein other than as required to reflect the adjustments described above. This Amendment should be read in conjunction with the Company’s Current Reports on Form 8-K filed with the SEC since the date of filing of the Original Filing and all of the Company’s filings after the date hereof.





Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits.




Exhibit No. Description
99.1 Audited Balance Sheet as of March 15, 2021.







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.


Date: May 19, 2021 
 By:/s/ Joseph Marnikovic
  Name:Joseph Marnikovic
  Title:Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer