UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 


 

SCHEDULE TO

 

Tender Offer Statement under Section 14(d)(1) or 13(e)(1)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 


 

Evans & Sutherland Computer Corporation

(Name of Subject Company (Issuer))

 


 

Elevate Acquisition Corporation

a wholly owned subsidiary of

 

Elevate Entertainment Inc.

(Names of Filing Persons (Offerors))

 


 

Common Stock, $0.20 par value per share

(Title of Class of Securities)

 

299096107

(CUSIP Number of Class of Securities)

 


 

Shaun Miller

Corporate Secretary

Elevate Entertainment Inc.

4143 Maple Avenue, Suite 400

Dallas, Texas 75219

Telephone: (214) 301-4250

 

Copy to:

James R. Griffin, Esq.

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

200 Crescent Court, Suite 300

Dallas, Texas 75201-6950

(214) 746-7777

(Name, address, and telephone number of person authorized to receive notices

and communications on behalf of filing persons)

 


 

CALCULATION OF FILING FEE

 

Transaction Valuation

 

Amount of Filing Fee*

N/A*

 

N/A*

 

*

Pursuant to General Instruction D to Schedule TO, a filing fee is not required in connection with this filing because it relates solely to preliminary communications made before the commencement of a tender offer.

 

o

Check the box if any part of the fee is offset as provided by Rule 0-11(a)(2) and identify the filing with which the offsetting fee was previously paid. Identify the previous filing by registration statement number, or the form or schedule and the date of its filing.

 

Amount Previously Paid: N/A

Filing Party: N/A

Form of Registration No.: N/A

Date Filed: N/A

 

x

Check the box if the filing relates solely to preliminary communications made before the commencement of a tender offer.

 

Check the appropriate boxes below to designate any transactions to which the statement relates:

 

x    Third-party tender offer subject to Rule 14d-1.

o    Issuer tender offer subject to Rule 13e-4.

o    Going-private transaction subject to Rule 13e-3.

o    Amendment to Schedule 13D under Rule 13d-2.

 

Check the following box if the filing is a final amendment reporting the results of the tender offer:  o

 

If applicable, check the appropriate box(es) below to designate the appropriate rule provision(s) relied upon:

 

o   Rule 13e-4(i) (Cross-Border Issuer Tender Offer)

o   Rule 14d-1(d) (Cross-Border Third-Party Tender Offer)

 

 

 


 

This Tender Offer Statement on Schedule TO (this “Statement”) relates solely to preliminary communications made before the commencement of a planned tender offer by Elevate Acquisition Corporation (“Purchaser”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Elevate Entertainment Inc. (“Parent”), for all of the outstanding common stock of Evans & Sutherland Computer Corporation (the “Company”), to be commenced pursuant to the Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of February 9, 2020, among Parent, Purchaser and the Company.

 

In connection with the proposed acquisition, Parent will commence a tender offer for the outstanding shares of the Company. The tender offer has not yet commenced. This document is for informational purposes only and is neither an offer to purchase nor a solicitation of an offer to sell shares of the Company, nor is it a substitute for the tender offer materials that Parent and its acquisition subsidiary will file with the SEC upon commencement of the tender offer. At the time the tender is commenced, Parent and its acquisition subsidiary will file tender offer materials on Schedule TO, and the Company will file a Solicitation/Recommendation Statement on Schedule 14D-9 with the SEC with respect to the tender offer. The tender offer materials (including an Offer to Purchase, a related Letter of Transmittal and certain other tender offer documents) and the Solicitation/Recommendation Statement will contain important information. Holders of shares of the Company are urged to read these documents when they become available because they will contain important information that holders of the Company securities should consider before making any decision regarding tendering their securities. The Offer to Purchase, the related Letter of Transmittal and certain other tender offer documents, as well as the Solicitation/Recommendation Statement, will be made available to all holders of shares of the Company at no expense to them. The tender offer materials and the Solicitation/Recommendation Statement will be made available for free at the SEC’s web site at www.sec.gov.

 

EXHIBIT INDEX

 

Exhibit 99.1

Press Release issued by Parent and the Company on February 10, 2020

 

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