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Item 4.02. Non-Reliance on Previously Issued Financial Statements or a Related Audit Report or Completed Interim Review.
In light of recent guidance provided by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) to accounting and audit practitioners regarding the accounting for certain complex financial instruments, the management of 890 5th Avenue Partners, Inc. (the “Company”) has re-evaluated the Company's application of ASC 480-10-S99-3A to its accounting classification of the redeemable shares of Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (the “Public Shares”), issued as part of the units sold in the Company's initial public offering (the “IPO”) on January 14, 2021. Pursuant to such re-evaluation, the Company's management has determined that all Public Shares subject to redemption include certain provisions that require classification of the Public Shares as temporary equity. The Company had previously classified a portion of its Class A common stock in permanent equity, or total stockholders' equity. Although the Company did not specify a maximum redemption threshold, its charter currently provides that, the Company will not redeem its Public Shares in an amount that would cause its net tangible assets to be less than $5,000,001. Previously the Company did not consider redeemable stock classified as temporary equity as part of net tangible assets. The Company revised its interpretation to include temporary equity in net tangible assets. As such the Company determined it should evaluate prior revisions to its previously issued financial statements in light of guidance from the SEC that restatement of such previously issued financial statements may be appropriate.
Therefore, on November 15, 2021, the Company’s management and the audit committee of the Company’s board of directors (the “Audit Committee”), after consultation with Marcum LLP (“Marcum”), the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm, concluded that the Company’s previously issued (i) balance sheet as of the closing of the IPO on January 14, 2021, included in the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on January 21, 2021, (ii) unaudited interim financial statements included in the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended March 31, 2021, filed with the SEC on June 7, 2021, (iii) unaudited interim financial statements included in the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended June 30, 2021, filed with the SEC on August 16, 2021 (collectively, the “Affected Periods”), should be restated and should no longer be relied upon. As such, the Company has restated its financial statements for the Affected Periods in the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended September 30, 2021, filed with the SEC today, November 15, 2021 (the “Q3 Form 10-Q”), as described therein.
The Company does not expect any of the above changes will have any impact on its cash position and cash held in the trust account established in connection with the IPO (the “Trust Account”).
The Company’s management has concluded that in light of the classification error described above, a material weakness exists in the Company’s internal control over financial reporting and that the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures were not effective. The Company’s remediation plan with respect to such material weakness is described in more detail in the Q3 Form 10-Q.
The Company’s management and the Audit Committee have discussed with Marcum the matters disclosed in this Current Report on Form 8-K pursuant to this Item 4.02.
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. Such statements may include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the impact of the Company’s restatement of certain historical financial statements, the Company’s cash position and cash held in the Trust Account and any proposed remediation measures with respect to identified material weaknesses. These statements are based on current expectations on the date of this Current Report on Form 8-K and involve a number of risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ significantly. The Company does not assume any obligation to update or revise any such forward-looking statements, whether as the result of new developments or otherwise. Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements.
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.
|890 5th Avenue Partners, Inc.|
|By:||/s/ Adam Rothstein|
|Date: November 15, 2021|