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): April 22, 2021
ALTIMAR ACQUISITION CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction of||(Commission||(I.R.S. Employer|
|incorporation or organization)||File Number)||Identification Number)|
|40 West 57th Street|
|New York, NY||10019|
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
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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
Name of each exchange on
|Units, each consisting of one Class A Ordinary Share, $0.0001 par value, and one-third of one redeemable warrant||ATAC.U||New York Stock Exchange|
|Class A Ordinary Shares included as part of the units||ATAC||New York Stock Exchange|
|Redeemable warrants included as part of the units, each whole warrant exercisable for one Class A Ordinary Share at an exercise price of $11.50||ATAC.W||New York Stock Exchange|
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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 (the Staff) of the Securities and Exchange Commission issued a statement entitled Staff Statement on Accounting and Reporting Considerations for Warrants Issued by Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs). In the 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 Altimar Acquisition Corporation (the Company).
The warrant agreement governing the warrants includes a provision that provides for potential changes to the settlement amounts dependent on the characteristics of the holder of the warrant. Upon review of the statement, the Companys management further evaluated the warrants under Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) Subtopic 815-40, Contracts in Entitys 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 issuers common stock. Under ASC Section 815-40-15, a warrant is not indexed to the issuers common stock if the terms of the warrant require an adjustment to the exercise price upon a specified event and that event is not an input to the fair value of the warrant. Based on managements evaluation, the Companys audit committee (the Audit Committee), in consultation with management concluded that the Companys warrants are not indexed to the Companys ordinary shares in the manner contemplated by ASC Section 815-40-15 because the characteristics of the holder of the instrument is not an input into the pricing of a fixed-for-fixed option on equity shares.
On April 22, 2021, the Audit Committee, based on the recommendation of and after consultation with management, concluded that its audited financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2020, its unaudited interim financial statements for the period from August 20, 2020 (date of inception) through September 30, 2020, its audited balance sheet as of October 27, 2020 and its pro forma balance sheet as of October 27, 2020 (collectively, the Non-Reliance Periods), as reported in the Companys Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on February 24, 2021, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q filed on December 7, 2020, and Current Reports on Form 8-K filed on November 2, 2020 and November 12, 2020, should no longer be relied upon based on the reclassification of warrants as described above. Similarly, the related press releases, Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm dated February 24, 2021 on the financial statements as of December 31, 2020 and for the period from August 20, 2020 (date of inception) through December 31, 2020, and the stockholder communications, investor presentations or other communications describing relevant portions of the Companys financial statements for these periods that need to be restated should no longer be relied upon.
As a result, the Company today is announcing that it will restate its historical financial results for the Non-Reliance Periods, in each case to reflect the change in accounting treatment (the Restatement). The Company is filing its Form 10-K/A for the year ended December 31, 2020 to reflect the Restatement contemporaneously with the filing of this Form 8-K.
The Companys prior accounting for the warrants as components of equity instead of as derivative liabilities did not have any effect on the Companys previously reported operating expenses, cash flows or cash.
The Audit Committee and management have discussed the matters disclosed pursuant to this Item 4.02(a) with the Companys independent accountant.
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. Certain of these 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 statements may include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the Companys intent to restate certain historical financial statements and the timing and impact of the Restatement. These statements are based on current expectations on the date of this 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, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Dated: April 22, 2021
ALTIMAR ACQUISITION CORPORATION
|By:||/s/ Tom Wasserman|
Chief Executive Officer