Form S-8 American Virtual Cloud

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As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 9, 2020

Registration No. 333-      

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

FORM S-8

REGISTRATION STATEMENT

UNDER

THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933

 

AMERICAN VIRTUAL CLOUD TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

 

Delaware   81-2402421
(State or Other Jurisdiction of
Incorporation or Organization)
  (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)

 

1720 Peachtree Street, Suite 629

Atlanta, GA 30309

(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

 

AMERICAN VIRTUAL CLOUD TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

2020 EQUITY INCENTIVE PLAN

(Full Title of the Plan)

 

Thomas H. King

Chief Financial Officer

American Virtual Cloud Technologies, Inc.

1720 Peachtree Street, Suite 629

Atlanta, GA 30309

(404) 239-2863

(Name, Address and Telephone Number, Including Area Code, of Agent for Service)

 

Copies to:

Jason T. Simon, Esq.

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

1750 Tysons Boulevard, Suite 1000

McLean, VA 22102

(703) 749-1300

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer”, “smaller reporting company” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large accelerated filer ¨ Accelerated filer ¨
Non-accelerated filer x   Smaller reporting company x
    Emerging growth company x

 

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 7(a)(2)(B) of the Securities Act.

 

 

 

 

CALCULATION OF REGISTRATION FEE

 

Title of securities to be registered  Amount to be
registered (1)
   Proposed
maximum
offering price
per share(2)
   Proposed maximum
aggregate
offering price (2)
   Amount of
registration fee
 
Common stock, par value $0.0001 per share   5,794,500   $5.65   $32,738,925   $3,572 

 

(1)Pursuant to Rule 416(a) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), this Registration Statement also covers such indeterminable number of additional shares of common stock, par value $0.0001 (“Common Stock”) of American Virtual Cloud Technologies, Inc. (the “Registrant”) as become issuable pursuant to the American Virtual Cloud Technologies, Inc. 2020 Equity Incentive Plan (the “Plan”) by reason of any stock dividend, stock split, recapitalization or other similar transaction affected without the receipt of consideration that increases the number of the Registrant’s outstanding shares of Common Stock.

 

(2)Estimated solely for the purpose of calculating the registration fee in accordance with Rules 457(c) and 457(h) under the Securities Act, on the basis of the average of the high and low price of a share of the Common Stock as reported by the Nasdaq Capital Market on March 5, 2021.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PART I.
INFORMATION REQUIRED IN THE SECTION 10(a) PROSPECTUS

 

The information specified in Items 1 and 2 of Part I of the Form S-8 is omitted from this filing in accordance with the provisions of Rule 428 under the Securities Act and the introductory note to Part I of the Form S-8. The document(s) containing the information specified in Part I of Form S-8 will be sent or given to the recipients of the applicable grants, as required by Rule 428 under the Securities Act. Such documents are not being filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) either as part of this Registration Statement or as prospectuses or prospectus supplements pursuant to Rule 424. These documents and the documents incorporated by reference in this Registration Statement pursuant to Item 3 of Part II hereof, taken together, constitute a prospectus that meets the requirements of Section 10(a) of the Securities Act.

 

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PART II.
INFORMATION REQUIRED IN THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT

 

Item 3. Incorporation of Certain Documents by Reference.

 

The following documents, which have been filed by the Registrant with the Commission, other than information furnished pursuant to Item 2.02 or Item 7.01 of Form 8-K, are incorporated by reference in this Registration Statement:

 

(1)The Registrant’s Annual Report on Form 10-K/A for the year ended March 31, 2020, as filed with the Commission on March 9, 2021;

 

(2)The Registrant’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, for the quarter ended June 30, 2020, as filed with the Commission on August 14, 2020;

 

(3)The Registrant’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, for the quarter ended September 30, 2020, as filed with the Commission on November 16, 2020

 

(4)The Registrant’s Current Reports on Form 8-K, as filed with the Commission on April 7, 2020, April 14, 2020, April 29, 2020, May 6, 2020, May 14, 2020, July 7, 2020, August 5, 2020, August 11, 2020, September 16, 2020, September 23, 2020, December 7, 2020, January 21, 2021, February 12, 2021 and and March 5, 2021;

 

(5)The Registrant’s Current Reports on Form 8-K/A, as filed with the Commission on April 14, 2020, April 21, 2020 and January 27, 2021; and

 

(6)The description of Common Stock contained in the Registrant’s Registration Statement on Form 8-A dated July 26, 2017, filed pursuant to Section 12 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

 

All documents subsequently filed by the Registrant pursuant to Sections 13(a), 13(c), 14 and 15(d) of the Exchange Act prior to the filing of a post-effective amendment to this Registration Statement which indicates that all securities offered have been sold or which deregisters all securities then remaining unsold (other than those furnished pursuant to Item 2.02 or Item 7.01 of Form 8-K or other information “furnished” to the Commission), shall be deemed to be incorporated by reference in this Registration Statement and to be a part hereof from the date of filing of such documents.

 

For purposes of this Registration Statement, any document or any statement contained in a document incorporated or deemed incorporated by reference herein shall be deemed to be modified or superseded for purposes of this Registration Statement to the extent that a statement contained in any other subsequently filed document which also is or is deemed to be incorporated by reference herein modifies or supersedes such statement. Any such statement so modified or superseded shall not be deemed, except as so modified or superseded, to constitute a part of this Registration Statement. Nothing in this Registration Statement shall be deemed to incorporate information furnished but not filed with the Commission pursuant to Item 2.02 or Item 7.01 of Form 8-K.

 

Item 4. Description of Securities.

 

Not applicable.

 

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Item 6. Indemnification of Directors and Officers.

 

Section 145 of the Delaware General Corporation Law (“DGCL”) provides, in effect, that any person made a party to any action by reason of the fact that he is or was a director, officer, employee or agent of the Company may, and in certain cases must, be indemnified by the Company against, in the case of a non-derivative action, judgments, fines, amounts paid in settlement, and reasonable expenses (including attorneys fees) incurred by him as a result of such action, and in the case of a derivative action, against expenses (including attorneys fees), if in either type of action he acted in good faith and in a manner he reasonably believed to be in or not opposed to the Company’s best interests. This indemnification does not apply, (i) in a derivative action, to matters as to which it is adjudged that the director, officer, employee or agent is liable to the Company, unless upon court order it is determined that, despite such adjudication of liability, but in view of all the circumstances of the case, he is fairly and reasonably entitled to indemnity for expenses, and, (ii) in a non-derivative action, to any criminal proceeding in which such person had no reasonable cause to believe his conduct was unlawful.

 

The Company’s second amended and restated certificate of incorporation provides that no director of the Company shall be liable to the Company or its stockholders for monetary damages for breach of fiduciary duty as a director except to the extent that such exemption from liability or limitation thereof is not permitted under the DGCL as currently in effect or as the same may hereafter be amended. This provision in the second amended and restated certificate of incorporation does not eliminate the directors’ fiduciary duties, and in appropriate circumstances, equitable remedies such as injunctive or other forms of nonmonetary relief will remain available under Delaware law. In addition, each director will be subject to liability for breach of the director’s duty of loyalty to the Company, for acts or omissions not in good faith or involving intentional misconduct, for knowing violations of law, for actions leading to improper personal benefit to the director, and for payment of dividends or approval of stock repurchases or redemptions that are unlawful under Delaware law. The provision also does not affect a director’s responsibilities under any other law, such as the federal securities laws or state or federal environmental laws.

 

The Company’s by-laws provide that the Company shall indemnify and advance expenses to its officers and directors to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law.

 

The Company has entered into indemnification agreements with its directors and officers which may, in certain cases, be broader than the specific indemnification provisions contained in its second amended and restated certificate of incorporation and bylaws. The Company maintains directors’ and officers’ liability insurance for its directors and officers.

 

Item 7. Exemption From Registration Claimed.

 

Not Applicable.

 

Item 8.  Exhibits.

 

Exhibit
Number
  Description   Method of Filing
     
3.1   Second Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation.   Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on April 7, 2020.
     
3.2   Amended and Restated Bylaws.   Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.2 to the Company’s current report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on August 2, 2017.
     
5.1   Opinion of Greenberg Traurig, LLP (including consent).   Filed herewith.
     
10.1   American Virtual Cloud Technologies, Inc. 2020 Equity Incentive Plan.   Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.4 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on April 14, 2020.
         
23.1   Consent of Marcum LLP.   Filed herewith.
     
23.2   Consent of UHY LLP.   Filed herewith.
     
24.1   Powers of Attorney (included on signature pages hereof).   Filed herewith.

 

 

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Item 9.  Undertakings.

 

(a)The Registrant hereby undertakes:

 

(1) To file, during any period in which offers or sales are being made, a post-effective amendment to this Registration Statement:

 

(i)To include any prospectus required by section 10(a)(3) of the Securities Act of 1933;

 

(ii)To reflect in the prospectus any facts or events arising after the effective date of the Registration Statement (or the most recent post-effective amendment thereof) which, individually or in the aggregate, represent a fundamental change in the information set forth in the Registration Statement;

 

(iii)To include any material information with respect to the plan of distribution not previously disclosed in the Registration Statement or any material change to such information in the Registration Statement;

 

provided, however, that paragraphs (a)(1)(i) and (a)(1)(ii) above do not apply if the information required to be included in a post-effective amendment by those subparagraphs is contained in reports filed with or furnished to the Commission by the Registrant pursuant to section 13 or section 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 that are incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement.

 

(2) That, for the purpose of determining any liability under the Securities Act of 1933, each such post-effective amendment shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.

 

(3) To remove from registration by means of a post-effective amendment any of the securities being registered which remain unsold at the termination of the offering.

 

(b)The Registrant hereby undertakes that, for purposes of determining any liability under the Securities Act of 1933, each filing of the Registrant’s annual report pursuant to section 13(a) or section 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (and, where applicable, each filing of an employee benefit plan’s annual report pursuant to Section 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934) that is incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.

 

(c)Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act of 1933 may be permitted to directors, officers and controlling persons of the Registrant pursuant to the foregoing provisions, or otherwise, the Registrant has been advised that in the opinion of the Securities and Exchange Commission such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Act and is, therefore, unenforceable. In the event that a claim for indemnification against such liabilities (other than the payment by the Registrant of expenses incurred or paid by a director, officer or controlling person of the Registrant in the successful defense of any action, suit or proceeding) is asserted by such director, officer or controlling person in connection with the securities being registered, the Registrant will, unless in the opinion of its counsel the matter has been settled by controlling precedent, submit to a court of appropriate jurisdiction the question whether such indemnification by it is against public policy as expressed in the Act and will be governed by the final adjudication of such issue.

 

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SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, the Registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-8 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Atlanta, State of Georgia, on March 9th, 2021.

 

  AMERICAN VIRTUAL CLOUD TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
     
  By: /s/ Thomas H. King
  Name:  Thomas H. King
  Title: Chief Financial Officer

 

POWER OF ATTORNEY

 

KNOWN TO ALL PERSONS BY THESE PRESENTS, that each person whose signature appears below constitutes and appoints each of Xavier Williams and Thomas H. King, individually, his or her attorney-in-fact, with the power of substitution, for him or her in any and all capacities, to sign any amendments to this Registration Statement (including post-effective amendments), and to file the same, with exhibits thereto and other documents in connection therewith, with the Commission, hereby ratifying and confirming all that each said attorney-in-fact, or his substitute or substitutes, may do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, this Registration Statement has been signed below by the following persons in the capacities and on the dates indicated.

 

Signature   Title   Date
         
/s/ Xavier Williams   Chief Executive Officer and Director   March 9, 2021
Xavier Williams   (Principal Executive Officer)    
         
/s/ Thomas H. King   Chief Financial Officer   March 9, 2021
Thomas H. King   (Principal Financial Officer)    
         
/s/ Lawrence E. Mock, Jr.   Chairman of the Board   March 9, 2021
Lawrence E. Mock, Jr.        
         
/s/ Darrell J. Mays   Director   March 9, 2021
Darrell J. Mays        
         
/s/ U. Bertram Ellis, Jr.   Director   March 9, 2021
U. Bertram Ellis, Jr.        
         
/s/ Carolyn Byrd   Director   March 9, 2021
Carolyn Byrd        
         
/s/ Karl Krapek   Director   March 9, 2021
Karl Krapek        
         
/s/ Dennis Lockhart   Director   March 9, 2021
Dennis Lockhart        
         
/s/ Klaas Baks   Director   March 9, 2021
Dr. Klaas Baks        
         
/s/ Mark Downs   Director   March 9, 2021
Mark Downs        
         
/s/ Kent Mathy   Director   March 9, 2021
Kent Mathy        

 

 

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Exhibit 5.1

 

 

 

March 9, 2021

 

American Virtual Cloud Technologies, Inc.

1720 Peachtree Street, Suite 629

Atlanta, GA 30309

 

Re: Registration Statement on Form S-8

 

Ladies and Gentlemen:

 

We have assisted in the preparation of a Registration Statement on Form S-8 (the “Registration Statement”) to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Act”), relating to an aggregate of 5,794,500 shares (the “Shares”) of the common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, of American Virtual Cloud Technologies, Inc. (the “Company”), issuable under the American Virtual Cloud Technologies, Inc. 2020 Equity Incentive Plan (the “Plan”).

 

In connection with the preparation of the Registration Statement and this opinion letter, we have examined, considered and relied upon the following documents (collectively, the “Documents”):

 

(i)       the Company’s second amended and restated certificate of incorporation;

 

(ii)       the Company’s amended and restated bylaws;

 

(iii)       resolutions of the board of directors of the Company;

 

(iv)       the Registration Statement and schedules and exhibits thereto;

 

(v)       a copy of the Plan; and

 

(vi)       such other documents and matters of law as we have considered necessary or appropriate for the expression of the opinion contained herein.

 

 

 

 

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In rendering the opinion set forth below, we have assumed without investigation the genuineness of all signatures and the authenticity of all Documents submitted to us as originals, the conformity to authentic original documents of all Documents submitted to us as copies, and the veracity of the Documents. For the purposes of the opinion set forth below, we have also assumed that in connection with the issuance of the Shares, the Company will receive consideration in an amount not less than the aggregate par value of the Shares covered by each such issuance. As to questions of fact material to the opinion hereinafter expressed, we have relied upon the representations and warranties of the Company made in the Documents.

 

Based upon the foregoing examination, and subject to the qualifications set forth below, we are of the opinion that the Shares have been duly authorized and, when issued, delivered and paid for in accordance with the provisions of the Plan, will be validly issued, fully paid and non-assessable.

 

The opinion expressed above is limited to the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware, all rules and regulations underlying such statutory provisions of law, and all applicable judicial and regulatory determinations concerning such laws as reported in publicly available compilations of such judicial and regulatory determinations, as well as the federal laws of the United States of America. Our opinion is rendered only with respect to laws, and the rules, regulations and determinations thereunder, which are currently in effect.

 

We hereby consent to the filing of this opinion letter as an exhibit to the Registration Statement and to the reference to us in the Registration Statement. In giving this consent, we do not thereby admit that we are included within the category of persons whose consent is required by Section 7 of the Act and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder.

 

  Very truly yours,
   
  /s/ Greenberg Traurig, LLP
   
  GREENBERG TRAURIG, LLP

 

 

 

 

 

Exhibit 23.1

 

Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm’s Consent

 

We consent to the incorporation by reference in this Registration Statement of American Virtual Cloud Technologies, Inc. (formerly Pensare Acquisition Corp.) on Form S-8 of our report dated June 14, 2019, with respect to our audits of the financial statements Pensare Acquisition Corp. as of March 31, 2019 and for the year then ended, appearing in the Annual Report on Form 10-K Amendment No. 1 of American Virtual cloud Technologies, Inc. for the year ended March 31, 2020. We were dismissed as auditors on April 7, 2020 and, accordingly, we have not performed any audit or review procedures with respect to any financial statements appearing in such Prospectus for the periods after the date of our dismissal.

 

/s/ Marcum llp

 

Marcum llp

New York, NY

March 8, 2021

 

 

 

Exhibit 23.2

 

INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM’S CONSENT

  

We consent to the incorporation by reference in this Registration Statement on Form S-8 of American Virtual Cloud Technologies, Inc. of our report, dated June 26, 2020, on our audit of the financial statements of American Virtual Cloud Technologies, Inc. as of March 31, 2020 and for the year then ended, which report is included in the annual report on Form 10-K of American Virtual Cloud Technologies Inc. for the year ended March 31, 2020.

 

 

  

Melville, NY

March 9, 2021

 

 

 



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