SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
May 13, 2022
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
Lionheart Acquisition Corporation II
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction of
|(Commission File Number)||(I.R.S. Employer |
|4218 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL||33137|
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (305) 573-3900
(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 obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
|x||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||Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Units, each consisting of one share of Class A Common Stock and one-half of one Redeemable Warrant||LCAPU||The Nasdaq Capital Market LLC|
|Class A Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share||LCAP||The Nasdaq Capital Market LLC|
|Redeemable Warrants, each whole warrant exercisable for one share of Class A Common Stock at an exercise price of $11.50||LCAPW||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) 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 8.01||Other Events|
Funded Equity Facility
On May 13, 2022, Lionheart Acquisition Corporation II, a Delaware corporation (“LCAP” or the “Company”), entered into a non-binding term sheet (the “FEF Term Sheet”) with an affiliate of Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. (“Cantor”). Upon negotiation and execution of a definitive forward purchase agreement between the parties with respect to the proposed transaction, Cantor may purchase from public stockholders of LCAP who have elected to redeem their shares up to 3.5 million shares of Class A Common Stock of LCAP (the “Shares”) at a per share purchase price at or below the redemption price for the Shares (the “Redemption Price”) prior to the closing of LCAP’s business combination (the “Business Combination”) with MSP Recovery, LLC and certain of its affiliates (“MSP”, which term also refers to the post-combination company). If Cantor makes any such purchases, Cantor will agree to (i) transfer to MSP for cancellation any warrants to purchase Shares received as a result of being the stockholder of record of a Share as of the close of business on the closing date of the Business Combination following the redemption, pursuant to the previously announced and declared LCAP dividend, and (ii) waive any redemption right that would require the redemption of the Shares in exchange for a pro rata amount of the funds held in LCAP’s trust account.
Upon the closing of the Business Combination and receipt of written notice from Cantor as to the total number of Shares purchased by it and held as of the close of business on the date of the closing of the Business Combination (the “FEF Shares”), if any, MSP will deposit cash into a dedicated escrow account equal to the aggregate Redemption Price of such Shares purchased in the open market by Cantor.
At any time after acquiring the any such FEF Shares and prior to the Settlement Date (as defined below), Cantor may sell the FEF Shares at its sole discretion in one or more transactions, publicly or privately, at any price. For the avoidance of doubt, Cantor may also buy and sell shares of LCAP common stock that will not be subject to the terms of the FEF Term Sheet for its own account or on behalf of third parties without restriction as part of Cantor’s regular business activities as a broker-dealer.
The settlement date (the “Settlement Date”) for the proposed transaction is five (5) months from the closing of the Business Combination, provided that Cantor may accelerate the Settlement Date to the earlier of (i) the date on which MSP has a resale registration statement declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) registering the resale of any Shares acquired by Cantor with respect to the Company’s Committed Equity Facility (described below) and (ii) the tenth business day following a notice of termination by the Company.
Upon settlement (at the end of the term described above), the following will occur:
|·||With respect to any FEF Shares that remain unsold at termination, Cantor will deliver all such FEF Shares to the Company on such date, and Cantor will receive from the escrow account an amount equal to the aggregate Redemption Price of such unsold FEF Shares.|
|·||With respect to any FEF Shares that were sold at or below the Redemption Price, Cantor will receive from the escrow account an amount equal to (i) the Redemption Price, less (ii) the amount equal to any proceeds received by Cantor in connection with the sales of such FEF Shares in the public market, and the Company will receive from the escrow account the amount set forth in (ii) above.|
|·||With respect to any FEF Shares sold above the Redemption Price, Cantor will receive no amounts from the escrow account, and the Company will receive from the escrow account an amount equal to the Redemption Price of such FEF Shares.|
The parties intend to negotiate and execute a definitive forward purchase agreement to reflect the above terms; however, until the forward purchase agreement is signed by all the parties, with the exception of a three-day exclusivity arrangement, no party will have any liability to any other party with respect to the proposed transaction.
Committed Equity Facility
On May 13, 2022, the Company entered into an additional non-binding term sheet (the “CEF Term Sheet”) with Cantor related to a committed equity facility (the “Facility”). Upon negotiation and execution of a definitive purchase agreement between the parties with respect to the proposed transaction, the Company will have the right, from time to time at its option, to sell to Cantor up to $1 billion in Shares (the “Aggregate Limit”). Upon the Company’s delivery of a purchase notice, Cantor would be required to buy a specified percent of the daily trading volume of the Shares (subject to a maximum of 33%) on the day Cantor receives such purchase notice.
In accordance with the CEF Term Sheet, the Facility would terminate on the earliest of (i) 36 months; (ii) the sale of the Shares at the Aggregate Limit; and (iii) termination by the Company upon 10 days’ notice.
Sales of the Shares to Cantor under the Facility, and the timing of any sales, will be determined by the Company from time to time in its sole discretion and will depend on a variety of factors, including, among other things, market conditions and the trading price of the Shares. Prior to any sales under the Facility, the Company would be required to file a resale registration statement with the SEC and have it declared and maintained effective.
The parties intend to negotiate and execute a definitive purchase agreement to reflect the above terms; however, until such purchase agreement is signed by all the parties, with the exception of a three-month exclusivity arrangement, no party will have any liability to any other party with respect to the proposed transaction.
Important Information About the Business Combination and Where to Find It
In connection with the Business Combination, LCAP has filed the Registration Statement with the SEC, which includes a preliminary proxy statement/prospectus of LCAP. This document does not contain all the information that should be considered concerning the Business Combination and is not intended to form the basis of any investment decision or any other decision in respect of the Business Combination. The Registration Statement was declared effective by the SEC on May 2, 2022, the definitive proxy statement/prospectus was filed with the SEC on May 3, 2022, and a definitive proxy statement/prospectus has been mailed to the stockholders of LCAP as of April 18, 2022, the record date established for voting on the Business Combination. SECURITYHOLDERS OF LCAP ARE URGED TO READ THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT, THE DEFINITIVE PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS (INCLUDING ALL EXHIBITS AND SUPPLEMENTS THERETO) AND OTHER DOCUMENTS AND RELEVANT MATERIALS RELATING TO THE BUSINESS COMBINATION FILED WITH THE SEC CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY BEFORE MAKING ANY VOTING DECISION WITH RESPECT TO THE BUSINESS COMBINATION BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE BUSINESS COMBINATION AND THE PARTIES TO THE PROPOSED BUSINESS COMBINATION. LCAP’s stockholders are able to obtain copies of such documents, without charge, at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov, or by directing a request to: Lionheart Acquisition Corporation II, 4218 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, Florida 33137.
INVESTMENT IN ANY SECURITIES DESCRIBED HEREIN HAS NOT BEEN APPROVED OR DISAPPROVED BY THE SEC OR ANY OTHER REGULATORY AUTHORITY NOR HAS ANY AUTHORITY PASSED UPON OR ENDORSED THE MERITS OF THE ACCURACY OR ADEQUACY OF THE INFORMATION CONTAINED THEREIN.
Participants in the Solicitation of Proxies
This communication is not a solicitation of a proxy from any investor or securityholder. LCAP, MSP Recovery, LLC (“MSP”), and their respective directors, executive officers and other members of their management and employees, including Ophir Sternberg, John Ruiz and Frank Quesada, may, under SEC rules, be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies of LCAP’s stockholders in connection with the Business Combination. Investors and securityholders may obtain more detailed information regarding the names, affiliations and interests of LCAP’s directors and executive officers in LCAP’s Annual Report on Form 10-K/A filed with the SEC on April 7, 2022, as amended, the proxy statement/prospectus, other relevant materials filed with the SEC in connection with the Business Combination when they become available, and other reports filed with the SEC. These documents can be obtained free of charge from the sources indicated above.
No Offer or Solicitation
No offer or offering of equity interests or securities of any kind is being made, conducted or extended at this time. This communication is for informational purposes only and does not constitute or include an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to purchase or subscribe for, equity interests or securities of any kind or a solicitation of any vote of approval, nor shall there be any sale, issuance or transfer of any such securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such jurisdiction. Any such offer or solicitation will be made only in connection with the delivery of a prospectus meeting the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (“Securities Act”), or exemptions therefrom.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward Looking Statements
This communication includes forward looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor from civil liability provided for such statements by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (set forth in Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (“Exchange Act”) and Section 27A of the Securities Act), which include information relating to future events, future financial performance, strategies, expectations, competitive environment, regulation and availability of resources and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performances or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. These statements are often accompanied with or by words such as “expects,” “plans,” “projects,” “forecasts,” “estimates,” “intends,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “seeks,” “targets,” “continues,” “believes,” “opinion,” “will,” “could,” “future,” “growth,” or “may” (or the negatives thereof) or other similar expressions that predict or indicate future events or trends or that are not statements of historical matters. These forward looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding MSP’s plans, goals and objectives, forecasts, budgets or projections and any related assumptions, statements and projections regarding projected MSP claims by paid amounts, projected recovery percentages, forecasts relating to key revenue drivers, earnings growth, gross and cumulative recoveries and the implied enterprise value and LCAP’s and MSP’s expectations with respect to future performance and anticipated financial impacts of the Business Combination, the satisfaction or waiver of the closing conditions to the Business Combination, and the timing of the completion of the Business Combination. There is no guarantee that prospects or results or the timing of events included or referred to in this communication will be achieved or that MSP will be able to implement successfully its investment strategy or achieve its investment objectives or return targets. Accordingly, we caution you against relying on forward-looking statements. Forward looking statements also are subject to a number of significant risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results to differ materially, and potentially adversely, from those express or implied in the forward-looking statements. These statements are based on various assumptions, whether or not identified in this communication, and on the current expectations of management and are not predictions of actual performance. Actual events and circumstances are difficult or impossible to predict and may differ from assumptions, and such differences may be material. Many actual events and circumstances are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies, and are beyond the control of MSP and LCAP and are difficult to predict. These forward-looking statements are provided for illustrative purposes only and are not intended to serve as, and must not be relied on by any investor as, a guarantee, an assurance, a prediction or a definitive statement of fact or probability. Factors that may cause such differences include, but are not limited to, the occurrence of any event, change, or other circumstances that could give rise to the termination of the MIPA; the failure to enter into a definitive agreement in respect of the arrangements contemplated by the FEF Term Sheet and/or the CEF Term Sheet; the transactions contemplated by the FEF Term Sheet and the CEF Term Sheet not achieving their intended result or having a negative impact on the trading of LCAP’s equity securities; the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against LCAP or MSP or affiliated companies following the announcement of the Business Combination; the inability to complete the Business Combination on the expected time frame or at all, including due to failure to obtain approval of LCAP’s stockholders, certain regulatory approvals, or the satisfaction of other conditions to closing in the MIPA; the occurrence of any event, change, or other circumstance that could give rise to the termination of the MIPA or could otherwise cause the Business Combination to fail to close; the inability to obtain or maintain the common stock listing on the Nasdaq Stock Market following the Business Combination; a delay or failure to realize the expected benefits of the Business Combination; the risk that the Business Combination disrupts current plans and operations as a result of the announcement and consummation of the Business Combination; the ability to recognize the anticipated benefits of the Business Combination, which may be affected by, among other things: future economic, financial, lending, competitive and market conditions, including healthcare spending fluctuations; future costs of and returns on capital; leverage and lending costs and terms; operating costs and future business, investment, holding and sale decisions and costs; the risks associated with MSP’s business, including, among others, MSP’s ability to capitalize on its assignment agreements and recover monies that were paid by the assignors; litigation results; the validity of the assignments of claims to MSP; a determination that MSP’s claims are not reasonable, related or necessary; the failure of MSP’s clients to renew their agreements with MSP (or terminate those agreements early); MSP’s claims being within applicable statutes of limitations; the inability to successfully expand the scope of MSP’s claims or obtain new data and claims from MSP’s existing assignor base or otherwise; the limited number of MSP’s assignors and the associated concentration of MSP’s current and future potential revenue; internal improvements to claims and retail billing processes by MSP’s clients that reduce the need for and revenue generated by MSP’s products and services; healthcare spending fluctuations; programmatic changes to the scope of benefits and limitations to payment integrity initiatives that reduce the need for MSP’s services; delays in implementing MSP’s services to its claims; system interruptions or failures; cyber-security breaches and other disruptions that could compromise MSP’s data; MSP’s failure to maintain or upgrade its operational platforms; MSP’s failure to innovate and develop new solutions, or the failure of those solutions to be adopted by MSP’s existing and potential assignors; MSP’s failure to comply with applicable privacy, security and data laws, regulations and standards, including with respect to third party providers; changes in legislation related to healthcare programs and policies; changes in the healthcare market; negative publicity concerning healthcare data analytics and payment accuracy; competition; successfully protecting MSP’s intellectual property rights; the risk that third parties may allege infringement of their intellectual property; changes in the healthcare regulatory environment and the failure to comply with applicable laws and regulations or the increased costs associated with any such compliance; failure to manage MSP’s growth; the inability to attract and retain key personnel; MSP’s reliance on its senior management team and key employees and the loss it could sustain if any of those employees separated from the business; the failure of vendors and providers to deliver or perform as expected, or the loss of such vendors or providers; MSP’s geographic concentration; MSP’s relatively limited operating history, which makes it difficult to evaluate its current or future business prospects; the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic; and the risk that MSP may not be able to develop and maintain effective internal controls. The foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive. If any of these risks materialize or MSP’s assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may differ materiality from the results implied by these forward-looking statements. There may be additional risks that we do not presently know or currently believe are immaterial that could also cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements. The foregoing list of factors is not exclusive. Additional information concerning certain of these and other risk factors is contained in LCAP’s most recent filings with the SEC and in the Registration Statement and the definitive proxy statement/prospectus, filed with the SEC in connection with the Business Combination. This communication speaks only as of the date indicated, and the statements, expressions, information and data included therein may change and may become stale, out-of-date or no longer applicable. We do not have, and do not undertake, any obligation to update, amend or revise this communication (or to provide new, amended or revised materials), including with respect to any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, changed plans or circumstances or any other reason, except as required by law. The communication should not be relied upon as representing our assessments as of any date subsequent to the date of this communication. Accordingly, undue reliance should not be placed upon the communication, including the forward-looking statements.
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: May 13, 2022|
|LIONHEART ACQUISITION CORPORATION II|
|By:||/s/ Ophir Sternberg|
|Title:||Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer|