Washington, D.C. 20549 











Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 29, 2021


Group Nine Acquisition Corp.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware   001-39905   85-3841363
(State or other jurisdiction of
  (Commission File Number)   (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)


568 Broadway

Floor 10

New York, New York

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)


(646) 786-1980
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:


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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
Units, each consisting of one share of Class A common stock and one-third of one warrant   GNACU   The Nasdaq Capital Market LLC
Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share   GNAC   The Nasdaq Capital Market LLC
Warrants, each whole warrant exercisable for one share of
Class A common stock at an exercise price of $11.50 per share
  GNACW   The Nasdaq Capital 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 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 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ¨





Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.


The disclosure contained in Item 2.03 is incorporated by reference in this Item 1.01.


Item 2.03 Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.


On March 29, 2021, Group Nine Acquisition Corp. (the “Company”) issued an unsecured promissory note (the “Note”) in the principal amount of $1,000,000 to Group Nine SPAC LLC (the “Sponsor”). The Note does not bear interest and is repayable in full upon consummation of the Company’s initial business combination (a “Business Combination”). If the Company does not complete a Business Combination, the Note shall not be repaid and all amounts owed under it will be forgiven. Upon the consummation of a Business Combination, the Sponsor shall have the option, but not the obligation, to convert all or a portion of the unpaid principal balance of the Note into that number of warrants to purchase one share of Class A Common Stock, $0.0001 par value per share, of the Company (the “Working Capital Warrants”) equal to the principal amount of the Note so converted divided by $1.50. The terms of the Working Capital Warrants will be identical to the terms of the warrants issued by the Company to the Sponsor in a private placement that took place simultaneously with the Company’s initial public offering. The Note is subject to customary events of default, the occurrence of which automatically trigger the unpaid principal balance of the Note and all other sums payable with regard to the Note becoming immediately due and payable.


The Note was issued pursuant to the exemption from registration contained in Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.


The Note is attached as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference. The disclosure set forth in this Item 2.03 is intended to be a summary only and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Note.


Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d)        Exhibits.


Exhibit No.   Description of Exhibits
10.1   Promissory Note, dated March 29, 2021, issued by Group Nine Acquisition Corp. to Group Nine SPAC LLC









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.


  Group Nine Acquisition Corp.
Date: April 2, 2021 By: /s/ Sean Macnew
  Name: Sean Macnew
  Title: Chief Financial Officer





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