UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 8-K

 

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): September 8, 2020

 

 

COHEN & COMPANY INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Maryland   1-32026   16-1685692

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number) 

 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.) 

 

     

Cira Centre

2929 Arch Street, Suite 1703

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

  19104
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (215) 701-9555

 

Not Applicable

(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 (see General Instruction A.2. below):

 

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class   Trading
Symbol(s)
  Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share   COHN   The NYSE American 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.

 

On September 8, 2020, INSU Acquisition Corp. II (the “SPAC”), a blank check company that will seek to effect a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses (each a “Business Combination”), completed the sale of 23,000,000 units (the “Units”) in its initial public offering (the “IPO”), which includes 3,000,000 units issued pursuant to the underwriters’ over-allotment option. The SPAC is sponsored by Cohen & Company, LLC (the “Operating LLC”), a subsidiary of Cohen & Company Inc., a Maryland corporation (the “Company”).

 

Each Unit consists of one share of the SPAC’s Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (“Common Stock”), and one-third of one warrant (each, a “Warrant”), where each whole Warrant entitles the holder to purchase one share of Common Stock for $11.50 per share. The Units were sold in the IPO at an offering price of $10.00 per Unit, for gross proceeds of $230,000,000 (before underwriting discounts and commissions and offering expenses). Pursuant to the underwriting agreement in the IPO, the SPAC granted the underwriters in the IPO (the “Underwriters”) a 45-day option to purchase up to 3,000,000 additional Units solely to cover over-allotments, if any (the “Over-Allotment Option”); and on September 4, 2019, the Underwriters notified the Company that they were exercising the Over-Allotment Option in full. Immediately following the completion of the IPO, there were an aggregate of 31,386,667 shares of the SPAC’s Common Stock issued and outstanding.

 

If the SPAC fails to consummate a Business Combination within the first 18 months following the IPO, its corporate existence will cease except for the purposes of winding up its affairs and liquidating its assets.

 

The Operating LLC owns a portion of and is the manager and a member of each of Insurance Acquisition Sponsor II, LLC and Dioptra Advisors II, LLC. Insurance Acquisition Sponsor, LLC purchased 452,500 of the SPAC’s placement units in a private placement that occurred simultaneously with the IPO for an aggregate of $4,525,000, or $10.00 per placement unit. Cantor Fitzgerald & Co., the underwriter of the IPO, also purchased 87,500 of the SPAC’s placement units in the private placement for an aggregate of $875,000. Each placement unit consists of one share of Common Stock and one-third of one warrant (the “Placement Warrant”). The placement units are identical to the Units sold in the IPO except (i) the shares of Common Stock issued as part of the placement units and the Placement Warrants will not be redeemable by the SPAC, (ii) the Placement Warrants may be exercised by the holders on a cashless basis, (iii) the shares of Common Stock issued as part of the placement units, together with the Placement Warrants, are entitled to certain registration rights, and (iv) for so long as they are held by the IPO underwriter, the placement units will not be exercisable more than five years following the effective date of the registration statement filed by the SPAC in connection with the IPO. Subject to certain limited exceptions, the placement units (including the underlying Placement Warrants and Common Stock and the shares of Common Stock issuable upon exercise of the Placement Warrants) will not be transferable, assignable or salable until 30 days after the completion of the SPAC’s initial Business Combination.

 

A total of $230,000,000 of the net proceeds from the private placement and the IPO (including approximately $9,800,000 of the deferred underwriting commission from the IPO) were placed in a trust account. Except for the withdrawal of interest to pay taxes (or dissolution expenses if a Business Combination is not consummated), none of the funds held in the trust account will be released until the earlier of (i) the completion of the SPAC’s initial Business Combination, (ii) the redemption of the SPAC’s public shares if it is unable to consummate a Business Combination within 18 months following the IPO, or (iii) the redemption of any public shares properly tendered in connection with a stockholder vote to amend the SPAC’s amended and restated certificate of incorporation to modify the substance or timing of the SPAC’s obligation to redeem 100% of its public shares if it does not complete its initial Business Combination within 18 months following the IPO. If the SPAC does not complete a Business Combination within the first 18 months following the IPO, the placement units will expire and be worthless.

 

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Insurance Acquisition Sponsor II, LLC and Dioptra Advisors II, LLC collectively hold 7,846,667 founder shares of the SPAC.  Subject to certain limited exceptions, the founder shares will not be transferable or salable except (a) with respect to 20% of such shares, until consummation of a Business Combination, and (b) with respect to additional 20% tranches of such shares, when the closing price of the Common Stock exceeds $12.00, $13.50, $15.00 and $17.00, respectively, for 20 out of any 30 consecutive trading days following the consummation of a Business Combination.   Certain executive and key employees of the Operating LLC purchased membership interests in Dioptra Advisors II, LLC and have an interest in the SPAC’s founder shares through such membership interests. The number of founders shares in which such executives and key employees have an interest through Dioptra Advisors II, LLC will not be determined until the Business Combination is complete. 

 

In connection with the IPO, Insurance Acquisition Sponsor II, LLC has agreed to indemnify the SPAC for all claims by third parties for services rendered or products sold to the SPAC, or claims by any prospective target business with which the SPAC discusses entering into a transaction agreement, to the extent the claims reduce the amount of funds in the SPAC’s trust account to less than $10.00 per share of Common Stock, and in each case only if the SPAC fails to obtain waivers from such third parties or prospective target businesses of claims against the SPAC’s trust account.

 

The Operating LLC loaned to the SPAC approximately $75,000 to cover IPO expenses, which was repaid in full at the closing of the IPO. Insurance Acquisition Sponsor II, LLC and its affiliates, including the Operating LLC, have also committed to loan the SPAC up to an additional $750,000 to cover operating and acquisition related expenses following the IPO. This loan will bear no interest and, if the SPAC consummates a Business Combination in the required time frame, the loan is to be repaid from the funds held in the SPAC’s trust account. If the SPAC does not consummate a Business Combination in the required time frame, no funds from the SPAC’s trust account can be used to repay the loan

 

In connection with the closing of the IPO, the Operating LLC and the SPAC entered into an Administrative Services Agreement, dated September 2, 2020, a copy of which was filed as Exhibit 10.6 to the SPAC’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on September 9, 2020, pursuant to which the Operating LLC and the SPAC agreed that, commencing on the date that the SPAC’s securities are first listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market through the earlier of the SPAC’s consummation of a Business Combination and its liquidation, the SPAC will pay the Operating LLC $20,000 per month for certain office space, utilities, secretarial support and administrative services.

 

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SIGNATURES

 

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.

 

  COHEN & COMPANY INC.
     
Date: September 11, 2020 By:

/s/ Joseph W. Pooler, Jr. 

    Name: Joseph W. Pooler, Jr.
    Title: Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

 

 

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