All 11 Houston-area Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPAC) have now announced that they will restate their financial results following the SEC staff statement on April 12. In addition, three other Houston public companies that went public via a SPAC have also announced that they will restate.
On April 12, the SEC issued a staff statement that stated that some of the SPACs had accounted for warrants incorrectly in their Initial Public Offering. They should have been accounted for as a liability, instead of equity. More background can be found in my post of May 2.
A few of the SPACs have already restated their financials. A summary of what has been disclosed so far is set out in the table below.
In addition the following local companies that went public via a SPAC have announced they will restate;
- US Well Services (Nov 2018)
- Target Hospitality (Mar 2019)
- Golden Nugget Online Gaming (Dec 2020)
|Company||IPO Date||IPO $m||Warrant||Taking public||Value $m|
|Delwinds Insurance Acquisition||Dec-20||$200||$11|
|ESM Acquisition Corp||Mar-21||$300||n/k|
|Flame Acquisition Corp||Feb-21||$250||n/k|
|Genesis Park Acquisition Corp||Nov-20||$150||$37||Redwire||$615|
|Good Works Acquisition Corp||Oct-20||$150||$9||Cipher Mining||$2,000|
|Industrial Tech Acquisitions||Sep-20||$75||n/k||Arbe||$573|
|Landcadia Holdings III||Oct-20||$500||$28||Hillman Group||$2,640|
|Landcadia Holdings IV||Mar-21||$500||$33|
|Newhold Investment Corp||Jul-20||$150||$22||Evolv Technology||$1,250|
|Peridot Acquisition Corp||Oct-20||$300||$18||Li-Cycle||$1,100|
|Peridot Acquisition Corp II||Mar-21||$360||n/k|