UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 12b-25

 

SEC File Number

001-39660

   
NOTIFICATION OF LATE FILING

CUSIP Number

G0190X 100

 

(Check One): ☐ Form 10-K ☐ Form 20-F ☐ Form 11-K ☒ Form 10-Q ☐ Form 10-D ☐ Form N-CEN ☐ Form N-CSR

For Period Ended: March 31, 2021

☐ Transition Report on Form 10-K

☐ Transition Report on Form 20-F

☐ Transition Report on Form 11-K

☐ Transition Report on Form 10-Q

☐ Transition Report on N-SAR

For the Transition Period Ended:

Nothing in this form shall be construed to imply that the Commission has verified any information contained herein.

If the notification relates to a portion of the filing checked above, identify the Item(s) to which the notification relates:

Part I – Registrant Information

Full Name of Registrant: Ajax I
   
Former Name if Applicable: Not applicable.
   
Address of Principal Executive Office (Street and Number): 667 Madison Avenue
   
City, State and Zip Code: New York, NY 10065

Part II – Rules 12b-25(b) and (c)

If the subject report could not be filed without unreasonable effort or expense and the registrant seeks relief pursuant to Rule 12b-25(b), the following should be completed. (Check box if appropriate) [X]

(a)   The reason described in reasonable detail in Part III of this form could not be eliminated without unreasonable effort or expense;

(b)   The subject annual report, semi-annual report, transition report on Form 10-K, Form 20-F, Form 11-K, Form N-CEN or Form N-CSR, or portion thereof, will be filed on or before the fifteenth calendar day following the prescribed due date; or the subject quarterly report or transition report on Form 10-Q or subject distribution report on Form 10-D, or portion thereof, will be filed on or before the fifth calendar day following the prescribed due date; and

(c)   The accountant’s statement or other exhibit required by Rule 12b-25(c) has been attached if applicable. 

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Part III – Narrative

State below in reasonable detail why Forms 10-K, 20-F, 11-K, 10-Q, 10-D, N-CEN, N-CSR, or the transition report or portion thereof, could not be filed within the prescribed time period.

 

Ajax I (the “Company”) has determined that it is unable, without unreasonable effort or expense, to file its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2021 (the “Form 10-Q”) by the prescribed due date for the reasons described below.

 

On April 12, 2021, the Acting Director of the Division of Corporation Finance and Acting Chief Accountant of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) together issued a statement regarding the accounting and reporting considerations for warrants issued by special purpose acquisition companies entitled “Staff Statement on Accounting and Reporting Considerations for Warrants Issued by Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (‘SPACs’)” (the “SEC Staff Statement”).

 

On May 7, 2021, in further consideration of the guidance in the SEC Staff Statement and Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 815-40, Derivatives and Hedging: Contracts in an Entities Own Equity, the Company concluded that a provision in the warrant agreement governing (i) its 20,124,772 redeemable warrants (the “Public Warrants”) that were included in the units issued by the Company in its initial public offering (the IPO) and (ii) the 21,129,818 non-redeemable warrants (together with the Public Warrants, the “Warrants”) that were issued via private placement, related to certain tender or exchange offers precludes the Warrants from being accounted for as components of equity. As the Warrants meet the definition of a derivative as contemplated in ASC 815, the Warrants are now recorded as derivative liabilities on the balance sheet and measured at fair value at inception (on the closing date of the IPO) and at each reporting date in accordance with ASC 820, “Fair Value Measurement”, with changes in fair value recognized in the statement of operations in the period of change.

 

The Company is working diligently to complete the Form 10-Q as soon as possible; however, given the scope of the process for determining the appropriate treatment of the Warrants in accordance with the SEC Staff Statement and ASC 815-40, the Company is unable to complete and file the Form 10-Q by the required due date of May 17, 2021 without unreasonable effort and expense. The Company plans to file the Form 10-Q as soon as practicably possible.

 

This report may include “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements, including relating to the filing of the 10-Q, other than statements of historical fact included in this report are forward-looking statements. When used in this report, words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend” and similar expressions, as they relate to the Company or its management team, identify forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are based on the beliefs of management, as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, the Company’s management. Actual results could differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements as a result of certain factors detailed in the Company’s filings with the SEC. All subsequent written or oral forward-looking statements attributable to the Company or persons acting on its behalf are qualified in their entirety by this paragraph. Forward-looking statements are subject to numerous conditions, many of which are beyond the control of the Company, including those set forth in the Risk Factors section of the Company’s Amendment No. 1 to its Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC. Copies of such filings are available on the SEC’s website, www.sec.gov. The Company undertakes no obligation to update these statements for revisions or changes after the date of this release, except as required by law.

 

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Part IV – Other Information

(1) Name and telephone number of person to contact in regard to this notification

 

Daniel S. Och

(212)

655-2685

(Name) (Area Code) (Telephone Number)

(2)   Have all other periodic reports required under Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30 of the Investment Company Act of 1940 during the preceding 12 months or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such report(s) been filed? If the answer is no, identify report(s).

☒ Yes ☐ No

(3)   Is it anticipated that any significant change in results of operations from the corresponding period for the last fiscal year will be reflected by the earnings statements to be included in the subject report or portion thereof?

☐ Yes ☒ No

If so, attach an explanation of the anticipated change, both narratively and quantitatively, and, if appropriate, state the reasons why a reasonable estimate of the results cannot be made.

 

On April 12, 2021, the Acting Director of the Division of Corporation Finance and Acting Chief Accountant of the SEC together issued the SEC Staff Statement regarding the accounting and reporting considerations for warrants issued by special purpose acquisition companies.

 

On May 7, 2021, in further consideration of the guidance in the SEC Staff Statement and Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 815-40, Derivatives and Hedging: Contracts in an Entities Own Equity, the Company concluded that a provision in the warrant agreement governing the Warrants related to certain tender or exchange offers precludes the Warrants from being accounted for as components of equity. As the Warrants meet the definition of a derivative as contemplated in ASC 815, the Warrants are now recorded as derivative liabilities on the balance sheet and measured at fair value at inception (on the closing date of the IPO) and at each reporting date in accordance with ASC 820, “Fair Value Measurement”, with changes in fair value recognized in the statement of operations in the period of change.

 

While the Company has not generated any operating revenues to date and will not generate any operating revenues until after completion of its initial business combination, at the earliest, the change in fair value of the Warrants is a non-cash charge and will be reflected in the Company’s statement of operations. The Company currently expects to have a net gain of approximately $73.2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2021.

 

In addition, there is not a corresponding period in the last fiscal year because the Company was formed in August 2020.

 

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SIGNATURE

Ajax I has caused this notification to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

  AJAX I
   
  By:  /s/ Daniel S. Och
    Name: Daniel S. Och
Title: Chief Executive Officer

 

Date: May 17, 2021

 

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