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DKDCA Data Knights Acquisition

Filed: 11 May 21, 5:28pm

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT

 

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 6, 2021

 

Data Knights Acquisition Corp.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)

 

001-40386 86-2076743
(Commission File Number) (IRS Employer Identification No.)

 

Trident Court, 1 Oakcroft Road

Chessington Surrey KT9 1BD

United Kingdom

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code 011-44-208-090-2009

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

 

 ¨Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
   
 ¨Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
   
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 ¨Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

 

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 Redeemable Warrant DKDCU The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Class A Common Stock, $0.0001 par value per share DKDCA The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Redeemable Warrants, each whole warrant exercisable for one share of Class A Common Stock at an exercise price of $11.50 per share DKDCW 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 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. ¨

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item 1.01.

Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

 

On May 11, 2021, Data Knights Acquisition Corp., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), consummated its initial public offering (the “Offering”) of 10,000,000 units (the “Units”). Each Unit consists of one share of Class A common stock of the Company, par value $0.0001 per share (“Class A Common Stock”) and one redeemable warrant of the Company (“Warrant”), with each Warrant entitling the holder thereof to purchase one share of Class A Common Stock for $11.50 per share. The Units were sold at a price of $10.00 per Unit, generating gross proceeds to the Company of $100,000,000. The Company granted the underwriters in the Offering a 45-day option to purchase up to 1,500,000 additional Units solely to cover over-allotments, if any (the “Option”). The underwriters exercised the Option, resulting in an additional $15,000,000 in gross proceeds to the Company.

 

In connection with the Offering, 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. 333-254029) for the Offering, originally filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) on March 9, 2021 (as amended, the “Registration Statement”):

 

●  An Underwriting Agreement, dated May 6, 2021, by and between the Company and Kingswood Capital Markets, division of Benchmark Investments, Inc., a copy of which is attached as Exhibit 1.1 hereto and incorporated herein by reference.

 

●  A Warrant Agreement, dated May 6, 2021, 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 May 6, 2021, by and among the Company, its officers and directors and the Company’s sponsor, Data Knights, 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 May 6, 2021, 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 May 6, 2021, by and among the Company and certain security holders, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit 10.3 hereto and incorporated herein by reference.

 

●  A Placement Unit Purchase Agreement, dated May 6, 2021 (the “Unit Subscription Agreement”), by and between the Company and the Sponsor, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit 10.4 hereto and incorporated herein by reference.

 

●  Indemnification Agreements, each dated May 6, 2021, between the Company and each of the officers and directors of the Company, the form of which is attached as Exhibit 10.5 hereto and incorporated herein by reference.

 

● An Administrative Support Agreement, dated May 7, 2021 (the “Administrative Services Agreement”), by and between the Company and ARC Group Ltd., a copy of which is attached as Exhibit 10.6 hereto and incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 3.02.Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities

 

On May 11, 2021, simultaneously with the consummation of the closing of the Offering, the Company consummated the private placement of an aggregate of 585,275 units (the “Private Placement Units”) to Data Knights, LLC, the sponsor of the Company (the “Sponsor”), at a price of $10.00 per Private Placement Unit, generating total gross proceeds of $5,852,750 (the “Private Placement”). No underwriting discounts or commissions were paid with respect to the Private Placement. The Private Placement was conducted as a non-public transaction and, as a transaction by an issuer not involving a public offering, is exempt from registration under the Securities Act in reliance upon Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act. The Private Placement Units are identical to the Units, except that (a) the Private Placement Units and their component securities will not be transferable, assignable or saleable until 30 days after the consummation of the Company’s initial business combination except to permitted transferees and (b) the warrants included as a component of the Private Placement Units, so long as they are held by the Sponsor or its permitted transferees, (i) may be exercised by the holders on a cashless basis and (ii) will be entitled to registration rights.

 

 

 

 

Item 8.01.Other Events

 

A total of $117,300,000, comprised of the proceeds from the Offering and the proceeds of the sale of the Private Placement Units, net of the underwriting commissions, discounts, and offering expenses, was placed in a U.S.-based trust account, 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 (less up to $100,000 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, (b) the redemption of any public shares of Class A common stock properly submitted in connection with a stockholder vote to amend the Company’s Second Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation (the “Charter”) (i) to modify the substance or timing of the Company’s obligation to allow redemption in connection with its initial business combination or certain amendments to the Charter prior thereto or to redeem 100% of the public shares of Class A common stock if the Company does not complete its initial business combination within 12 months from the closing of the Offering (or up to 18 months from the closing of the Offering pursuant to the Charter or as extended by the Company’s stockholders in accordance with the Charter) or (ii) with respect to any other provision relating to stockholders’ rights or pre-business combination activity, and (c) the redemption of the Company’s public shares of Class A common stock if the Company is unable to complete its initial business combination within 12 months from the closing of the Offering (or up to 18 months from the closing of the Offering pursuant to the Charter or as extended by the Company’s stockholders in accordance with the Charter), subject to applicable law.

 

On May 6, 2021, the Company issued a press release announcing the pricing of the Offering, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit 99.1 hereto and incorporated herein by reference.

 

On May 11, 2021, the Company issued a press release announcing the closing of the Offering, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit 99.2 hereto and incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 9.01.

Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d) Exhibits.

 

Exhibit No.Description
1.1 Underwriting Agreement, dated May 6, 2021, between the Company and Kingswood Capital Markets, division of Benchmark Investments, Inc., as representative of the underwriters named therein
4.1 Warrant Agreement, dated May 6, 2021, between the Company and Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company 
10.1 Letter Agreement, dated May 6, 2021, among the Company, Data Knights, LLC and each of the executive officers and directors of the Company. 
10.2 Investment Management Trust Agreement, dated May 6, 2021, between the Company and Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company. 
10.3 Registration Rights Agreement, dated May 6, 2021, among the Company and certain securityholders. 
10.4 Placement Unit Purchase Agreement, dated May 6, 2021, between the Company and Data Knights, LLC. 
10.5 Form of Indemnification Agreement.(1) 
10.6Administrative Support Agreement, dated May 7, 2021, by and between the Company and ARC Group Ltd. 
99.1Press release dated May 6, 2021 
99.2Press release dated May 11, 2021

  

(1)       Incorporated by reference to an exhibit to the Company’s Amendment No. 1 to Form S-1 (File No. 333-254029), filed with the SEC on April 7, 2021.

 

 

 

  

SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Company has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

 

DATA KNIGHTS ACQUISITION CORP. 

  
   
Date: May 11, 2021By:/s/ Barry Anderson
  Barry Anderson
  Chief Executive Officer