SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 9, 2021
G Squared Ascend I Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
|(Commission File Number)||
|205 N Michigan Ave, Suite 3770
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (312) 552-7160
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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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|
|Units, each consisting of one Class A ordinary share and one-fifth of a Warrant to acquire one Class A ordinary share||GSQD.U||The New York Stock Exchange|
|Class A ordinary shares, par value $0.0001 per share||GSQD||The New York Stock Exchange|
|Redeemable Warrants, each whole warrant exercisable for one Class A ordinary share at an exercise price of $11.50||GSQD.W||The New York Stock Exchange|
|Class A ordinary shares, par value $0.0001 per share, issuable upon exercise of Redeemable Warrants||GSQD||The New York Stock Exchange|
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
Emerging growth company x
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|Item 8.01.||Other Events.|
On February 9, 2021, G Squared Ascend I Inc. (the “Company”) consummated an initial public offering (the “IPO”) of 34,500,000 units (the “Units”), which included the exercise of the underwriters’ option to purchase an additional 4,500,000 Units at the initial public offering price to cover over-allotments, at an offering price of $10.00 per Unit and a private placement with G Squared Ascend Management I, LLC (the “Sponsor”) of 6,100,000 private placement warrants at a purchase price of $1.50 per warrant (the “Private Placement”). Each Unit consists of one of the Company’s Class A ordinary shares, $0.0001 par value per share (the “Class A Ordinary Shares”), and one-fifth of one redeemable warrant (the “Public Warrants”), each whole Public Warrant entitling the holder thereof to purchase one Class A Ordinary Share at an exercise price of $11.50 per share, subject to adjustment. The net proceeds from the IPO, together with certain of the proceeds from the Private Placement, $345,000,000 in the aggregate (the “Offering Proceeds”), were placed in a U.S.-based trust account at J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., established for the benefit of the Company’s public shareholders and the underwriters of the IPO with Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company acting as trustee.
An audited balance sheet as of February 9, 2021 reflecting receipt of the Offering Proceeds has been issued by the Company and is included as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
|Item 9.01.||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|99.1||Audited Balance Sheet as of February 9, 2021.|
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.
Dated: February 16, 2021
|G SQUARED ASCEND I INC.|
|By:||/s/ Ward Davis|
|Title:||Chief Executive Officer|