UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 8-K/A

 

CURRENT REPORT

 

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of

The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 1, 2021 (January 28, 2021)

 

LMF ACQUISITION OPPORTUNITIES, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)

001-39927

(Commission File Number)

85-3681132

(IRS Employer Identification No.)

 

 

 

 

1200 West Platt Street, Suite 100

Tampa, Florida 33606

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

 

(813) 222-8996

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

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)

  Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

  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

Name of each exchange on which registered

Units, each consisting of one share of Class A Common Stock, and one Warrant

LMAOU

The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC

Class A Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share

LMAO

The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC

Warrants, each warrant exercisable for one share of Class A Common Stock at an exercise price of $11.50 per share

LMAOW

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 (17 CFR§230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2). 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.

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Item 8.01.

Other Events.

 

 

On April 12, 2021, the SEC issued a statement (the “Statement”) discussing the accounting implications of certain terms that are common in warrants issued by SPACs. Specifically, the Statement focused on certain settlement terms and provisions related to certain tender offers, which terms are similar to those contained in the warrants (the “Warrants”) issued by the Company.

 

As a result of the SEC Statement, the Company reevaluated the accounting treatment of (i) the 10,350,000 redeemable warrants (the “Public Warrants”) that were included in the units issued by the Company in its initial public offering (the “IPO”) and (ii) the 5,768,000 privately issued warrants that were issued to the Company’s sponsor in a private placement that closed concurrently with the closing of the IPO (the “Private Placement Warrants”, and together with the Public Warrants, the “Warrants”), and determined to classify the Warrants as derivative liabilities measured at fair value, with changes in fair value each period reported in earnings. While the Company has not generated any operating revenues to date and will not generate any operating revenues until after completion of its initial business combination, at the earliest, the change in fair value of the Warrants is a non-cash charge and will be reflected in the Company’s statement of operations. 

The Company previously accounted for its outstanding Public Warrants and Private Placement Warrants issued in connection with its IPO as components of equity instead of as derivative liabilities. The warrant agreement governing the Warrants (the “Warrant Agreement”) includes a provision that provides for potential changes to the settlement amounts dependent upon the characteristics of the holder of the Warrant. In addition, the Warrant Agreement includes a provision that in the event of a tender or exchange offer made to and accepted by holders of more than 50% of the outstanding shares of a single class of common shares, all holders of the Warrants would be entitled to receive cash for their Warrants (the “tender offer provision”).

In connection with the reevaluation of the accounting treatment of the Warrants, the Company’s management evaluated the warrants under Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Subtopic 815-40, 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.  Under ASC Section 815-40-15, a warrant is not indexed to the issuer’s 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 management’s evaluation, the Company’s Audit Committee, in consultation with management and after discussion with the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm, concluded that the Company’s Private Placement Warrants are not indexed to the Company’s common shares in the manner contemplated by ASC Section 815-40-15 because the holder of the instrument is not an input into the pricing of a fixed-for-fixed option on equity shares. In addition, based on management’s evaluation, the Company’s Audit Committee, in consultation with management and after discussion with the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm, concluded the tender offer provision included in the Warrant Agreement fails the “classified in stockholders’ equity” criteria as contemplated by ASC Section 815-40-15.

As a result of the above, the Company should have classified $8,116,680 of Warrants as derivative liabilities in its previously issued balance sheet as of January 28, 2021 that was filed on Form 8-K on February 3, 2021. Under this accounting treatment, the Company is required to measure the fair value of the Warrants at the end of each reporting period and recognize changes in the fair value from the prior period in the Company’s operating results for the current period.

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 operating expenses, cash flows or cash.

 

Going forward, unless the Company amends the terms of the Warrant Agreement, it expects to continue to classify the Warrants as liabilities, which would require the Company to incur the cost of measuring the fair value of the Warrant liabilities, and which may have an adverse effect on the Company’s results of operations.

 

A restated audited balance sheet as of January 28, 2021 has been issued by the Company and is included as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K/A.

 

 

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits

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(d) Exhibits

 

The following exhibits are being filed herewith:

 

Exhibit

Number

 

Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

99.1

 

Restated Audited Balance Sheet as of January 28, 2021

 

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SIGNATURE

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.

 

 

LMF Acquisition Opportunities, Inc.

 


 


 


By:

/s/ Richard Russell

Richard Russell
Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary


Dated:  June 1, 2021


 


 


 

 

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