8-K 1 ea141466-8k_quantum.htm FORM 8-K


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 20, 2021

Quantum FinTech Acquisition Corporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)

4221 W. Boy Scout Blvd., Suite 300

Tampa, FL

(Address of principal executive offices)


(Zip Code)


(813) 257-9366
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Not Applicable
(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 registered
Units, each consisting of one share of Common Stock and one redeemable Warrant   QFTA.U   The New York Stock Exchange
Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share   QFTA   The New York Stock Exchange
Warrants, each warrant exercisable for one-half of one share of Common Stock at an exercise price of $11.50   QFTA WS   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 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

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Item 4.02. Non-Reliance on Previously Issued Financial Statements or a Related Audit Report or Completed Interim Review.


(a)          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 February 9, 2021, the outstanding warrants (“Warrants”) to purchase shares of common stock of Quantum FinTech Acquisition Corporation (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 date of the initial public offering, at fair value, with subsequent fair value changes to be recorded in its financial statements at each reporting period.


On May 20, 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 February 9, 2021 filed as Exhibit 99.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on February 16, 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 February 16, 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.

  Quantum FinTech Acquisition CorpORATION
  By:  /s/ John Schaible
    Name: John Schaible
    Title: Chief Executive Officer


Date: May 20, 2021