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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): May 13, 2022

 

HEARTCORE ENTERPRISES, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware   001-41272   87-0913420

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification Number)

 

1-2-33, Higashigotanda, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, Japan

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

+81-3-6409-6966

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

N/A

(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 obligations 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
Common Stock   HTCR   Nasdaq Capital Market

 

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 1.01. Entry into Material Definitive Agreement.

 

On May 13, 2022 (the “Effective Date”), HeartCore Enterprises, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into a Consulting and Services Agreement (the “Consulting Agreement”) by and between the Company and SYLA Holdings Co. Ltd., a Japanese corporation (“SYLA”). Pursuant to the terms of the Consulting Agreement, the Company agreed to provide SYLA certain services, including the following (collectively, the “Services”):

 

  (i) Assistance with the selection and negotiation of terms for a law firm, underwriter and auditing firm for SYLA;
  (ii) Assisting in the preparation of documentation for internal controls required for an initial public offering by SYLA;
  (iii) Providing support services to remove problematic accounting accounts upon listing;
  (iv) Translation of requested documents into English;
  (v) Attend and, if requested by SYLA, lead meetings with SYLA’s management and employees;
  (vi) Provide SYLA with support services related to SYLA’s NASDAQ listing;
  (vii) Conversion of accounting data from Japanese standards to U.S. GAAP;
  (viii) Services to remove problematic accounting accounts upon listing;
  (ix) Support for the SYLA’s negotiations with the audit firm;
  (x) Assist in the preparation of S-1 or F-1 filings; and
  (xi) Preparing an investor presentation/deck and executive summary of SYLA’s business and operations.

 

In providing the Services, the Company will not perform accounting services, and will not act as an investment advisor or broker/dealer. Pursuant to the terms of the Consulting Agreement, the parties agreed that the Company will not provide the following services, among others: negotiation of the sale of SYLA’s securities; participation in discussions between SYLA and potential investors; assisting in structuring any transactions involving the sale of SYLA’s securities; pre-screening of potential investors; due diligence activities; nor providing advice relating to valuation of or financial advisability of any investments in SYLA.

 

Pursuant to the terms of the Consulting Agreement, SYLA agreed to compensate the Company as follows in return for the provision of Services during the six-month term (the “Term”):

 

  (a) $500,000, to be paid as follows: (i) $200,000 on the Effective Date; (ii) $150,000 on the three-month anniversary of the Effective Date; and (iii) $150,000 on the six-month anniversary of the Effective Date; and
     
  (b) Issuance by SYLA to the Company of a warrant (the “Warrant”), deemed fully earned and vested as of the Effective Date, to acquire a number of shares of capital stock of SYLA, to initially be equal to 2% of the fully diluted share capital of SYLA as of the Effective Date, subject to adjustment as set forth in the Warrant.

 

For any services performed by the Company beyond the Term, SYLA will compensate the Company for Services at the rate of $150 per hour, based on the hours spent by personnel of the Company.

 

The Consulting Agreement’s Term of six-months shall expire unless renewed upon mutual written agreement of the parties.

 

As provided in the Consulting Agreement, on the Effective Date, SYLA issued the Warrant to the Company. Pursuant to the terms of the Warrant, the Company may, at any time on or after the date (the “IPO Date”) that SYLA completes its first initial public offering of stock in the United States resulting in any class of SYLA’s stock being listed for trading on any tier of the Nasdaq Stock Market, the New York Stock Exchange or the NYSE American (the “IPO”) and on or prior to the close of business on the tenth anniversary of the IPO Date, exercise the Warrant to purchase 2% of the fully diluted share capital of SYLA as of the Effective Date for an exercise price per share of $0.01, subject to adjustment as provided in the Warrant. The number of shares for which the Warrant will be exercisable will be automatically adjusted on the IPO Date to be 2% of the fully diluted number and class of shares of capital stock of SYLA as of the IPO Date that are listed for trading. The Warrant contains a 9.99% equity blocker.

 

 
 

 

The foregoing description of the Consulting Agreement and the Warrant is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Consulting Agreement and the Warrant, copies of which are filed as Exhibits 10.1 and 10.2 hereto, respectively, and which are incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 7.01. Regulation FD.

 

On May 25, 2022, the Company issued a press release announcing its engagement of SYLA for Go IPO, the Company’s latest consulting service offering for Japanese companies interested in listing on the Nasdaq Stock Market (“Nasdaq”). Through the recent engagement with this private company, the Company expects to generate an aggregate of $500,000 in intial fee sales. In addition, the Company has received warrants to acquire 2% of SYLA’s common stock, on a fully diluted basis.

 

The Company cannot guarantee that a company will successfully close an initial public offering, that it will meet Nasdaq listing standards, and/or that a Nasdaq listing application, if submitted, will be approved. The Company will not perform accounting services, and will not act as an investment advisor or broker/dealer. The Company will not provide the following services, among others: negotiation of the sale of a company’s securities; participation in discussions between a company and potential investors; assisting in structuring any transactions involving the sale of a company’s securities; pre-screening of potential investors; due diligence activities; and/or providing advice relating to valuation of or financial advisability of any investments in a company.

 

The information included in this Item 7.01, including Exhibit 99.1, shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall such information be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing. The information set forth under this Item 7.01 shall not be deemed an admission as to the materiality of any information in this Current Report on Form 8-K that is required to be disclosed solely to satisfy the requirements of Regulation FD.

 

Item 9.01 Financial Statement and Exhibits.

 

(d) Exhibits

 

Exhibit No.   Description
     
10.1   Consulting and Services Agreement, dated as of May 13, 2022, by and between the registrant and SYLA Holdings Co. Ltd.
10.2   Common Stock Purchase Warrant issued by SYLA Holdings Co. Ltd. to the registrant.
99.1   Press release of the registrant dated May 25, 2022.
104   Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).

 

 

 
 

 

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.

 

  HEARTCORE ENTERPRISES, INC.
   
Dated: May 25, 2022 By: /s/ Sumitaka Yamamoto
  Name: Sumitaka Yamamoto
  Title: Chief Executive Officer

 

 

 

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