SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 13, 2021
TCW Special Purpose Acquisition Corp.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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|(Commission File Number)||(I.R.S. Employer|
|865 S. Figueroa St., Suite 1800||90017|
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(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934:
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Name of each exchange
on which registered
Units, each consisting of one share of Class A common stock
and one-third of one redeemable warrant
|TSPQ.U||New York Stock Exchange|
|Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share||TSPQ||New York Stock Exchange|
|Redeemable warrants, each whole warrant exercisable for one share of Class A common stock at an exercise price of $11.50||TSPQ WS||New York Stock Exchange|
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Item 4.02 Non-Reliance on Previously Issued Financial Statement and Audit Report.
On April 12, 2021, the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) issued a public statement entitled “Staff Statement on Accounting and Reporting Considerations for Warrants issued by Special Purpose Acquisition Companies” (“SPACs”) (the “Statement”). In the Statement, the SEC staff expressed its view that certain terms and conditions common to SPAC warrants may require the warrants to be classified as liabilities on the SPAC’s balance sheet as opposed to equity. At issuance on March 4, 2021, the outstanding warrants (“Warrants”) to purchase shares of Class A common stock of TCW Special Purpose Acquisition Corp. (the “Company”) were accounted for as equity within the Company’s balance sheet, and after discussion and evaluation, including with the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm, Marcum LLP (“Marcum”), the Company has concluded that its Warrants should be presented as liabilities as of the IPO date reported, at fair value, with subsequent fair value changes to be recorded in its financial statements at each reporting period.
On May 13, 2021, the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company concluded, after discussion with the Company’s management, that the Company’s audited balance sheet as of March 4, 2021 filed as Exhibit 99.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on March 10, 2021 (the “Form 8-K”) should no longer be relied upon due to changes required to reclassify the Warrants as liabilities to align with the requirements set forth in the Statement. The Company plans to reflect this reclassification of the Warrants in its upcoming Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended March 31, 2021, to be filed with SEC.
The Company does not expect any of the above changes will have any impact on its cash position and cash held in the trust account.
In addition, the audit report of Marcum included in the Company’s Form 8-K filed on March 10, 2021 should no longer be relied upon.
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.
|TCW Special Purpose Acquisition Corp.|
|Date: May 13, 2021||By:||/s/ Joseph R. Shaposhnik|
|Name:||Joseph R. Shaposhnik|
|Title:||Chief Executive Officer|