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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 8-K

 

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 15, 2021

 

 

ALTIMETER GROWTH CORP. 2

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Cayman Islands   001-39849   98-1563924

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation or organization)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification Number)

 

2550 Sand Hill Road, Suite 150

Menlo Park, CA

  94025
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (650) 549-9145

Not Applicable

(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 to 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

Class A ordinary shares, $0.0001 par value   AGCB   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  ☒

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 4.02

Non-Reliance on Previously Issued Financial Statements or a Related Audit Report or Completed Interim Review.

On November 15, 2021, Altimeter Growth Corp. 2 (the “Company”) filed its Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ending September 30, 2021 (the “Q3 Form 10-Q”), which included in Note 2, Revision to Previously Reported Financial Statements (“Note 2”), a discussion of the revision to a portion of the Company’s previously issued financial statements for the classification of its Class A ordinary shares subject to redemption issued in the Company’s initial public offering (“IPO”) on January 11, 2021. As described in Note 2, upon its IPO, the Company classified a portion of the Class A ordinary shares subject to redemption as permanent equity to maintain net tangible assets greater than $5,000,000 on the basis that the Company will consummate its initial business combination only if the Company has net tangible assets of at least $5,000,001. The Company’s management re-evaluated the conclusion and determined that the Class A ordinary shares subject to redemption included certain provisions that require classification of the Class A ordinary shares subject to redemption as temporary equity regardless of the minimum net tangible assets required to complete the Company’s initial business combination. As a result, management corrected the error by revising all Class A ordinary shares subject to redemption as temporary equity. This resulted in an adjustment to the initial carrying value of the Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption with the offset recorded to additional paid-in capital (to the extent available), accumulated deficit and Class A ordinary shares.

Also in Note 2 of the Q3 Form 10-Q, in connection with the change in presentation for the Class A ordinary shares subject to possible redemption, the Company revised its earnings per share calculation to allocate income and losses shared pro rata between the two classes of shares. This presentation differs from the previously presented method of earnings per share, which was similar to the two-class method.

As described above, originally the Company determined the changes were not qualitatively material to the Company’s previously issued financial statements and revised its previously financial statements in Note 2 to its Q3 Form 10-Q. However, upon further consideration of the material nature of the changes, the Company determined the change in classification of the Class A ordinary shares subject to redemption and change to its presentation of earnings per share is material quantitatively and the Company should restate its previously issued financial statements.

Therefore, on December 15, 2021, the audit committee of the board of directors of the Company (the “Audit Committee”) concluded, after discussion with the Company’s management, that the Company’s previously issued (i) audited balance sheet as of January 11, 2021, filed as Exhibit 99.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on January 15, 2021, (ii) unaudited interim financial statements included in the Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended March 31, 2021 filed with the SEC on May 24, 2021, and (iii) unaudited interim financial statements included in the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended June 30, 2021, filed with the SEC on August 13, 2021 (collectively, the “Affected Periods”), should be restated and should no longer be relied upon. Similarly, other communications describing the Company’s financial statements and other related financial information covering the Affected Periods should no longer be relied upon.

Additionally, the Audit Committee determined that it is appropriate to file an amendment to its Q3 Form 10-Q (“Q3 Form 10-Q/A”), including restated unaudited interim financial statements for the quarterly periods ended March 31, 2021 and June 30, 2021, reflecting the restatement of the Class A ordinary shares subject to redemption and change to its presentation of earnings per share for the Affected Periods as soon as practicable.

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 established in connection with the IPO (the “Trust Account”).

After re-evaluation, the Company’s management has concluded that in light of the errors described above, a material weakness existed in the Company’s internal control over financial reporting for complex securities during the Affected Periods and that the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures were not effective. The Company’s remediation plan with respect to such material weakness will be described in more detail in the Q3 Form 10-Q/A.

The Audit Committee has discussed the matters disclosed in this Current Report on Form 8-K pursuant to this Item 4.02 with WithumSmith+Brown, P.C., the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm.


Forward-Looking Statements

This Current Report on Form 8-K includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Certain of these forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as “believes,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “estimates,” “assumes,” “may,” “should,” “will,” “seeks,” or other similar expressions. Such statements may include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the impact of the Company’s restatement of certain historical financial statements, the Company’s cash position and cash held in the Trust Account and any proposed remediation measures with respect to identified material weaknesses. These statements are based on current expectations on the date of this Current Report on Form 8-K and involve a number of risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ significantly. The Company does not assume any obligation to update or revise any such forward-looking statements, whether as the result of new developments or otherwise. Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements.


SIGNATURE

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: December 15, 2021   ALTIMETER GROWTH CORP. 2
    By:  

/s/ Hab Siam

    Name:   Hab Siam
    Title:   General Counsel
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