Form 8-K Spartan Acquisition Corp For: Jun 17
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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 17, 2021
Spartan Acquisition Corp. II
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction||(Commission File Number)||(I.R.S. Employer|
|of incorporation)||Identification No.)|
9 West 57th Street, 43rd Floor
New York, NY
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
(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)|
|☐||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(s)||Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Units, each consisting of one share of Class A common stock and one-half of one warrant||SPRQ U||The New York Stock Exchange|
|Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share||SPRQ||The New York Stock Exchange|
|Warrants, each whole warrant exercisable for one share of Class A common stock at an exercise price of $11.50 per share||SPRQ WS||The 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 ☒
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 8.01. Other Events.
As previously disclosed, on January 23, 2021, Spartan Acquisition Corp. II, a Delaware corporation (“Spartan”), SL Invest I Inc., a Delaware corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of Spartan, SL Invest II LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and wholly owned subsidiary of Spartan, SL Financial Investor I LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and wholly owned subsidiary of Spartan, SL Financial Investor II LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and wholly owned subsidiary of Spartan, SL Financial Holdings Inc., a Delaware corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of Spartan (“Spartan Sub”), SL Financial LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and wholly owned subsidiary of Spartan Sub, Sunlight Financial LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“Sunlight”), FTV-Sunlight, Inc., a Delaware corporation, and Tiger Co-Invest B Sunlight Blocker, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, entered into a business combination agreement (the “Business Combination Agreement”). Subject to the satisfaction or waiver of the conditions to closing of the transactions contemplated by the Business Combination Agreement (the “Proposed Transactions”), the Proposed Transactions will effect a business combination between Spartan and Sunlight.
On March 22, 2021, Spartan filed a registration statement on Form S-4 (File No. 333-254589) (as amended, the “Registration Statement”) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) in connection with the Proposed Transactions.
Attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated herein by reference is a press release announcing that the Registration Statement has been declared effective by the SEC. Additionally, the press release announces that Spartan will commence mailing of the definitive proxy statement/prospectus relating to the Special Meeting of Spartan’s stockholders in connection with the Proposed Transactions, which will be held at 11:00 a.m. Eastern time on July 8, 2021. The proxy statement/prospectus is being mailed to Spartan’s stockholders of record as of the close of business on June 1, 2021.
Important Information for Stockholders
This communication does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities or constitute a solicitation of any vote or approval.
In connection with the Proposed Transactions, Spartan has filed the Registration Statement with the SEC, which includes a preliminary proxy statement/prospectus of Spartan. The Registration Statement is now effective, and the definitive proxy statement/prospectus will be mailed to the stockholders of Spartan. SECURITYHOLDERS OF SPARTAN AND SUNLIGHT ARE URGED TO READ THE DEFINITIVE PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS (INCLUDING ALL AMENDMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTS THERETO) AND OTHER DOCUMENTS AND RELEVANT MATERIALS RELATING TO THE PROPOSED TRANSACTIONS FILED WITH THE SEC CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY BEFORE MAKING ANY VOTING DECISION WITH RESPECT TO THE PROPOSED TRANSACTIONS BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPOSED TRANSACTIONS AND THE PARTIES TO THE PROPOSED TRANSACTIONS. Stockholders will be able to obtain free copies of the definitive proxy statement/prospectus and other documents containing important information about Spartan and Sunlight once such documents are filed with the SEC, through the website maintained by the SEC at http://www.sec.gov.
Participants in the Solicitation
Spartan and its directors and executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the stockholders of Spartan in connection with the Proposed Transactions. Sunlight and its officers and directors may also be deemed participants in such solicitation. Security holders may obtain more detailed information regarding the names, affiliations and interests of certain of Spartan’s executive officers and directors in the solicitation by reading the definitive proxy statement/prospectus, Spartan’s Amendment No. 1 to Annual Report on Form 10-K/A for the year ended December 31, 2020, filed with the SEC on May 11, 2021 and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the three months ended March 31, 2021, filed on May 21, 2021. Information concerning the interests of Spartan’s participants in the solicitation, which may, in some cases, be different than those of Spartan’s stockholders generally, is set forth in the definitive proxy statement/prospectus relating to the Proposed Transactions.
The information included herein and in any oral statements made in connection herewith include “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act, as amended. All statements, other than statements of present or historical fact contained herein, regarding the Proposed Transactions or Sunlight’s and Spartan’s ability to consummate the Proposed Transactions, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements may generally be identified by the use of words such as “could,” “should,” “would,” “will,” “may,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “estimate,” “expect,” “project,” “plan,” “continue,” “project,” or the negative of such terms and other similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain such identifying words. These forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations and assumptions about future events and are based on currently available information as to the outcome and timing of future events. Except as otherwise required by applicable law, Spartan and Sunlight disclaim any duty to update any forward-looking statements, all of which are expressly qualified by the statements in this section, to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof. Spartan and Sunlight caution you that these forward-looking statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, most of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond the control of either Spartan or Sunlight. In addition, Spartan cautions you that the forward-looking statements contained herein are subject to the following factors: (i) the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstances that could delay the Proposed Transactions or give rise to the termination of the agreements related thereto; (ii) the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against Spartan or Sunlight following announcement of the Proposed Transactions; (iii) the inability to complete the Proposed Transactions due to the failure to obtain approval of the stockholders of Spartan, or other conditions to closing of the Proposed Transactions in the agreements related to the Proposed Transactions; (iv) the risk that the Proposed Transactions disrupts Spartan’s or Sunlight’s current plans and operations as a result of the announcement of the Proposed Transactions; (v) Sunlight’s ability to realize the anticipated benefits of the Proposed Transactions, which may be affected by, among other things, competition and the ability of Sunlight to grow and manage growth profitably following the Proposed Transactions; (vi) costs related to the Proposed Transactions; (vii) changes in applicable laws or regulations; and (viii) the possibility that Sunlight may be adversely affected by other economic, business, and/or competitive factors. Should one or more of the risks or uncertainties described herein, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results and plans could differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Additional information concerning these and other factors that may impact the operations and projections discussed herein can be found in Spartan’s periodic filings with the SEC, including its Amendment No. 1 to Annual Report on Form 10-K/A filed with the SEC on May 11, 2021, its Current Reports on Form 8-K, as well as the definitive proxy statement/prospectus. Spartan’s SEC filings are available publicly on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.
This communication shall not constitute a solicitation of a proxy, consent or authorization with respect to any securities or in respect of the Proposed Transactions. This communication shall also not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any states or jurisdictions in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offering of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or an exemption therefrom.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|99.1||Press release dated June 17, 2021.|
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.
Date: June 17, 2021
|Spartan Acquisition Corp. II|
|By:||/s/ Geoffrey Strong|
|Title:||Chief Executive Officer|
Spartan Acquisition Corp. II Announces Effectiveness
of Registration Statement for
Proposed Business Combination with Sunlight Financial
NEW YORK, N.Y. and CHARLOTTE, N.C. – June 17, 2021 – Spartan Acquisition Corp. II, a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company (“Spartan” or the “Company”) (NYSE: SPRQ), announced today that its registration statement on Form S-4 (File No. 333-254589) (as amended, the “Registration Statement”), relating to the previously announced business combination (the “Business Combination”) with Sunlight Financial LLC (“Sunlight” or “Sunlight Financial”), has been declared effective by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) and that it will commence mailing of the definitive proxy statement/prospectus relating to the Special Meeting (the “Special Meeting”) of the Company’s stockholders to be held at 11:00 a.m., Eastern time on July 8, 2021 in connection with the Business Combination. The Special Meeting will be completely virtual.
The proxy statement/prospectus is being mailed to the Company’s stockholders of record as of the close of business on June 1, 2021 (the “Record Date”). Holders of Spartan’s shares of Class A Common Stock and Class B Common Stock at the close of business on the Record Date are entitled to notice of the virtual Special Meeting and to vote at the virtual Special Meeting. Notice of the Special Meeting will be mailed on or about June 18, 2021 to stockholders of record as of the Record Date.
If the proposals at the Special Meeting are approved, Spartan anticipates that the Business Combination will close shortly thereafter, subject to the satisfaction or waiver (as applicable) of all other closing conditions.
More information about voting and attending the Special Meeting is included in the proxy statement/prospectus originally filed by Spartan with the SEC on March 22, 2021, as amended, which is available without charge on the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov or by directing a request to: Geoffrey Strong, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, c/o Spartan Acquisition Corp. II, 9 West 57th Street, 43rd Floor, New York, New York 10019; e-mail: email@example.com. Spartan encourages you to read the proxy statement/prospectus carefully. The deadline for Spartan’s public stockholders to exercise their redemption rights in connection with the Business Combination is July 6, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time.
If you have any questions or need assistance voting your shares, please e-mail our proxy solicitor, Morrow Sodali LLC, at SPRQ.firstname.lastname@example.org; call at (800) 662-5200 (banks and brokers can call (203) 658-9400), or please visit our website at www.votesunlight.com.
On January 23, 2021, Sunlight entered into a business combination agreement with Spartan. The Business Combination is expected to close early in the third quarter of 2021. Upon closing of the transaction, the combined public company will be named Sunlight Financial Holdings Inc. Sunlight Financial LLC will be the new public holding company’s sole operating subsidiary and Sunlight’s existing management team will continue to lead the business. Sunlight Financial Holdings Inc. expects to be listed on NYSE and has reserved the ticker “SUNL” following completion of the Business Combination with Spartan.
About Sunlight Financial
Sunlight Financial is a premier, technology-enabled point-of-sale finance company. Sunlight partners with contractors nationwide to provide homeowners with financing for the installation of residential solar systems and other home improvements. Sunlight’s best-in-class technology and deep credit expertise simplify and streamline consumer finance, ensuring a fast and frictionless process for both contractors and homeowners. For more information, visit www.sunlightfinancial.com.
About Spartan Acquisition Corp. II
Spartan is a special purpose acquisition entity focused on the energy value chain in North America and was formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses. Spartan is sponsored by Spartan Acquisition Sponsor II LLC, which is owned by a private investment fund managed by an affiliate of Apollo Global Management, Inc. (together with its subsidiaries, “Apollo”) (NYSE: APO). For more information, please visit www.spartanspacii.com.
The information in this press release includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of words such as “estimate,” “plan,” “project,” “forecast,” “intend,” “will,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “seek,” “target” or other similar expressions that predict or indicate future events or trends or that are not statements of historical matters. These forward-looking statements may include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the commencement of mailing of the proxy statement/prospectus, the Special Meeting and the closing of the Business Combination. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, reflect the current views and expectations of Spartan’s management and Sunlight’s management, are based on various assumptions, whether or not identified herein, and are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from expectations or results projected or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, among others: changes in domestic and foreign business, market, financial, political and legal conditions; the inability of Spartan and Sunlight to successfully or timely consummate the Business Combination, including the risk that any required regulatory approvals are not obtained, are delayed or are subject to unanticipated conditions that could adversely affect the combined company or the expected benefits of the Business Combination or that the approval of the stockholders of Spartan or equityholders of Sunlight is not obtained; failure to realize the anticipated benefits of the Business Combination; the amount of redemption requests made by Spartan’s public stockholders; the ability of Spartan or the combined company to issue equity or equity-linked securities in connection with the Business Combination or in the future; risks relating to the uncertainty of the projected operating and financial information with respect to Sunlight; risks related to Sunlight’s business and the timing of expected business milestones or results; the effects of competition and regulatory risks, and the impacts of changes in legislation or regulations on Sunlight’s future business; the expiration, renewal, modification or replacement of the federal solar investment tax credit, rebates and other incentives; the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on Sunlight’s business or future results; Sunlight’s ability to attract and retain its relationships with third parties, including Sunlight’s capital providers and solar contractors; changes in the retail prices of traditional utility generated electricity; the availability of solar panels, batteries and other components and raw materials; and such other risks and uncertainties discussed in the “Risk Factors” section of Spartan’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020 as filed with the SEC on March 11, 2021, as amended on May 11, 2021, and Registration Statement on Form S-4 as filed with the SEC on March 22, 2021, as amended on May 12, 2021 and June 1, 2021, and other documents of Spartan filed, or to be filed, with the SEC. All forward-looking statements used herein speak only as of the date they are made and are based on information available at that time. Neither Spartan nor Sunlight assumes any obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect circumstances or events that occur after the date the forward-looking statements were made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events except as required by federal securities laws. As forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties, caution should be exercised against placing undue reliance on such statements.
Important Information for Investors; Participants in Solicitation
In connection with the transactions (the “Transactions”) contemplated by that certain Business Combination Agreement, dated as of January 23, 2021, by and among Sunlight, Spartan and their subsidiaries and affiliates party thereto, Spartan has filed a Registration Statement on Form S-4, as amended (which includes a proxy statement/prospectus of Spartan) and other relevant documents with the SEC. This communication shall not constitute a solicitation of a proxy, consent or authorization with respect to any securities or in respect of the Business Combination. This communication also shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offering of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or an exemption therefrom. In addition, nothing contained herein should be construed as legal, financial, tax or other advice. SECURITY HOLDERS OF SPARTAN AND SUNLIGHT ARE URGED TO READ (1) THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT, (2) THE PROXY STATEMENT/PROSEPCTUS (INCLUDING ALL AMENDMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTS THERETO), (3) OTHER DOCUMENTS RELATING TO THE TRANSACTIONS THAT WILL BE FILED WITH THE SEC BY SPARTAN, AND (4) ADDITIONAL PRESS RELEASES FROM SUNLIGHT AND SPARTAN FOUND ON THEIR RESPECTIVE WEBSITES, CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE, BECAUSE SUCH DOCUMENTS WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE TRANSACTIONS. Spartan’s and Sunlight’s stockholders can obtain a free copy of the proxy statement/prospectus, as well as other filings containing information about Spartan, Sunlight and the Transactions, without charge, at the SEC’s website located at www.sec.gov. Spartan and its directors and executive officers and other persons may be deemed to be participants in the solicitations of proxies from Spartan’s stockholders with respect to the proposed business combination and the other matters set forth in the proxy statement/prospectus. Information regarding Spartan’s directors and executive officers is available under the heading Item 10. “Directors, Executive Officers and Corporate Governance” included in its Annual Report on Form 10-K/A filed with the SEC on May 11, 2021. Information regarding the combined company’s proposed directors and executive officers after the Transactions are consummated, as well as a description of their direct and indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise is available under the headings “Management After the Business Combination”, “The Business Combination—Interests of Certain Persons in the Business Combination” and “Beneficial Ownership of Securities” included in Spartan’s Registration Statement on Form S-4/A as filed with the SEC on June 1, 2021, and other relevant documents that may be subsequently filed with the SEC.
Lucia Dempsey, Sunlight Financial
Garrett Edson, ICR
Doug Donsky / Brian Ruby, ICR
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