Form 8-K Gores Holdings VIII Inc. For: Jun 10

June 16, 2021 5:24 PM EDT

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Washington, D.C. 20549









Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 10, 2021




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware   001-40105   85-3010982

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)


6260 Lookout Road Boulder, CO   80301
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

(303) 531-3100

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Not Applicable

(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


Trading Symbols


Name of each exchange on which registered

Class A Common Stock   GIIX   Nasdaq Capital Market
Warrants   GIIXW   Nasdaq Capital Market
Units   GIIXU   Nasdaq Capital Market

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).

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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 4.02 Non-Reliance on Previously Issued Financial Statements or a Related Audit Report or Completed Interim Review.

(a) On April 12, 2021, the Acting Director of the Division of Corporation Finance and Acting Chief Accountant of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) together issued a statement regarding the accounting and reporting considerations for warrants issued by special purpose acquisition companies entitled “Staff Statement on Accounting and Reporting Considerations for Warrants Issued by Special Purpose Acquisition Companies” (the “SEC Statement”). Specifically, the SEC Statement focused on certain settlement terms and provisions related to certain tender offers following a business combination, which terms are similar to those contained in the warrant agreement governing Gores Holdings VIII, Inc.’s (the “Company”) warrants. In connection with the SEC Statement, the Company revisited its accounting for its warrants, and determined that they should be treated as derivative liabilities pursuant to ASC 815-40 rather than as components of equity.

On June 10, 2021, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of the Company, based on the recommendation of the Audit Committee of the Board (the “Audit Committee”) and after consultation with management and our independent public accountants, KPMG LLP (the “Independent Public Accountants”), concluded that the Company’s audited balance sheet as of March 1, 2021, as reported in the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on March 5, 2021 should no longer be relied upon due to the reassessed accounting treatment and changes required to reclassify the Company’s warrants as liabilities to align with the guidance issued by the SEC in the SEC Statement. The change in accounting treatment involves only non-cash adjustments and will have no impact on the Company’s current or previously reported liquidity, cash flows or revenues. The Company plans to reflect this change in accounting treatment in its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2021 to be filed with SEC.

The Audit Committee and the Company’s management have discussed the matters disclosed pursuant to this Item 4.02(a) with the Independent Public Accountants.

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.. These forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results to differ materially from the expected results, including those under “Risk Factors” in the Final Prospectus on Form 424B4, dated February 24, 2021, and filed with the SEC on February 26, 2021, and in subsequent reports filed with the SEC. Most of these factors are outside the Company’s control and are difficult to predict. The Company cautions readers not to place undue reliance upon any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. The Company does not undertake or accept any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect any change in its expectations or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based.




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.


    Gores Holdings VIII, Inc.
Date: June 16, 2021     By:  

/s/ Andrew McBride

    Name:   Andrew McBride
    Title:   Chief Financial Officer and Secretary



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