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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): December 21, 2021

 

Bridgetown Holdings Limited
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Cayman Islands   001-249000   N/A
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
  (Commission File Number)   (I.R.S. Employer
Identification Number)

 

c/o 38/F Champion Tower

3 Garden Road, Central

Hong Kong

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: +852 2514 8888

 

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:

 

  Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
     
  Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
     
  Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
     
  Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

 

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

 

Title of each class   Trading Symbol(s)   Name of each exchange on which registered
Units, each consisting of one Class A Ordinary Share and one-third of one Redeemable Warrant   BTWNU   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Class A Ordinary Shares, par value $0.0001 per share   BTWN   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Warrants, each whole warrant exercisable for one Class A Ordinary Share for $11.50 per share   BTWNW   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC

 

 

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

On November 12, 2021, Bridgetown Holdings Limited (the “Company”) filed its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ending September 30, 2021 (the “Q3 Form 10-Q”), which included in Note 2, Revision of Previously Issued Financial Statements (“Note 2”), a discussion of the revision to a portion of the Company’s previously issued financial statements for the classification of its Class A ordinary shares subject to redemption issued as part of the units sold in the Company’s initial public offering (“IPO”) on October 20, 2020. As described in Note 2, upon its IPO, the Company classified a portion of the Class A ordinary shares subject to redemption as permanent equity to maintain net tangible assets greater than $5,000,000 on the basis that the Company will consummate its initial business combination only if the Company has net tangible assets of at least $5,000,001. The Company’s management re-evaluated the conclusion and determined that the Class A ordinary shares subject to redemption included certain provisions that require classification of the Class A ordinary shares subject to redemption should be treated as temporary equity regardless of the minimum net tangible assets required to complete the Company’s initial business combination. As a result, management corrected the error by revising all Class A ordinary shares subject to redemption as temporary equity. This resulted in an adjustment to the initial carrying value of the Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption with the offset recorded to additional paid-in capital (to the extent available), accumulated deficit and Class A ordinary shares.

 

As described above, originally the Company determined the changes were not qualitatively material to the Company’s previously issued financial statements and revised its previously financial statements in Note 2 in its Q3 Form 10-Q. However, upon further consideration of the material nature of the changes, the Company determined the change in classification of the Class A ordinary shares subject to redemption and change to its presentation of earnings per share are material quantitatively and the Company should restate its previously issued financial statements.

 

Therefore, on December 21, 2021, the audit committee of the board of directors of the Company determined, after discussion with its advisors, that (i) the Company’s audited balance sheet as of October 20, 2020 filed as Exhibit 99.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on October 26, 2020, (ii) the Company’s audited financial statements as of December 31, 2020 contained in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on March 25, 2021, as amended (iii) the Company’s unaudited financial statements as of March 31, 2021 contained in the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on June 24, 2021, (iv) the Company’s unaudited financial statements as of June 30, 2021 contained in the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on August 16, 2021, and (v) the Company’s unaudited financial statements as of September 30, 2021 contained in the Q3 Form 10-Q (collectively, the “Affected Periods”), should no longer be relied upon due to the reclassification described above. As a result, the Company plans to restate its financial statements for all Affected Periods, to indicate that the classification error is a restatement and not a revision, in (i) an amended Q3 Form 10-Q and (ii) an amended Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended December 31, 2020, which the Company intends to file as soon as practicable.

 

The Company does not expect the changes described above to have any impact on its cash position or the balance held in the trust account.

 

The Company’s management and the Audit Committee have discussed the matters disclosed in this Current Report on Form 8-K pursuant to this Item 4.02 with WithumSmith+Brown, PC, the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm.

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SIGNATURE

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.

 

  BRIDGETOWN HOLDINGS LIMITED
   
  By:  /s/ Daniel Wong
    Name: Daniel Wong
    Title: Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer

 

Dated: December 21, 2021

 

 

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