8-K 1 v418399_8k.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): August 17, 2015


ROI Acquisition Corp. II

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)



(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)


(Commission File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)


601 Lexington Avenue, 51st Floor

New York, New York

(Address of principal

executive offices)


(Zip code)


(212) 825-0400

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)


Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the Registrant under any of the following provisions:


  þ Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act


  ¨ Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act


  ¨ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act


  ¨ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act





Item 8.01.   Other Events.


On August 17, 2015, ROI Acquisition Corp. II (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing that it is changing the proposal to amend the warrant agreement (“Warrant Agreement”) governing the Company’s outstanding warrants (the “Warrant Amendment Proposal”) that will be included in the proxy statement/prospectus for the special meeting of the Company’s warrantholders to be held in connection with the Company’s previously announced business combination transaction (“Business Combination”) among the Company, Ascend Telecom Infrastructure Private Limited (“Ascend India”) and Ascend Telecom Holdings Limited (“Ascend Holdings”).


Under the revised Warrant Amendment Proposal, warrantholders would have the option to either:


·have their warrants survive and become exercisable for Ascend Holdings ordinary shares following the closing of the Business Combination in accordance with the terms of the Warrant Agreement, as amended; or


·have their warrants exchanged at the closing for $1.00, comprised of $0.50 in cash and 0.05 of an ordinary share of Ascend Holdings.


The Company’s sponsor will forfeit all of its warrants acquired in connection with the Company’s initial public offering (“Founder Warrants”). As a result, the Founder Warrants will neither survive the Business Combination nor be exchanged for cash or shares at the closing.


A copy of the Press Release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated herein by reference.


Item 9.01.    Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits.


99.1 Press Release.


Additional Information about the Business Combination and Where to Find It


Ascend Holdings has filed a Registration Statement on Form F-4 with the SEC (File No. 333-205872) (the “Registration Statement”), which includes a preliminary proxy statement/prospectus that is both the proxy statement to be distributed to holders of the Company’s common stock and public warrants in connection with the solicitation by the Company of proxies for the vote by the stockholders on the Business Combination and the vote by the warrantholders on the proposed amendment to the Warrant Agreement, as well as the prospectus with respect to the Ascend Holdings ordinary shares to be issued to the Company’s stockholders if the Business Combination is consummated. The Company will mail a definitive proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant documents to its stockholders and warrantholders. The Company’s stockholders and warrantholders and other interested persons are advised to read the preliminary proxy statement/prospectus included in the Registration Statement, and amendments thereto, and the definitive proxy statement/prospectus because the proxy statement/prospectus contains important information about Ascend India, Ascend Holdings, the Company, the proposed Business Combination and the proposed Warrant Agreement amendment. The definitive proxy statement/prospectus will be mailed to stockholders and warrantholders of the Company as of a record date to be established for voting on the Business Combination and the Warrant Agreement amendment. Stockholders and warrantholders will also be able to obtain copies of the Registration Statement which will include the proxy statement/prospectus, without charge at the SEC's Internet site at http://www.sec.gov or by directing a request to: Daniel A. Strauss, Secretary, ROI Acquisition Corp. II, 601 Lexington Avenue, 51st Floor, New York, New York 10022.





Participants in Solicitation


The Company and its directors and officers may be deemed participants in the solicitation of proxies from the Company’s stockholders with respect to the proposed Business Combination and the Company’s warrantholders with respect to the proposed Warrant Agreement amendment. A list of the names of those directors and officers and a description of their interests in the Company is contained in the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014, which was filed with the SEC. Additional information regarding interests of such participants is contained in the proxy statement/prospectus included in the Registration Statement.


Ascend Holdings and its directors and executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the stockholders of the Company in connection with the proposed Business Combination and from the warrantholders of the Company in connection with the proposed Warrant Agreement amendment. A list of the names of such directors and officers and information regarding their interests in the transaction is included in the proxy statement/prospectus included in the Registration Statement.


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. Forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of words such as “anticipate”, “intend”, “believe”, “expect”, “estimate”, “plan”, “outlook”, and “project” and other similar expressions that predict or indicate future events or trends or that are not statements of historical matters. Such forward looking statements with respect to the timing of the proposed Business Combination, as well as the expected performance, strategies, prospects and other aspects of the businesses of the Company, Ascend India and Ascend Holdings after completion of the Business Combination, are based on current expectations that are subject to risks and uncertainties.


A number of factors could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those indicated by such forward looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to: (1) the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstances that could give rise to the termination of the merger agreement relating to the Business Combination (“Merger Agreement”), (2) the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against the Company, Ascend India, Ascend Holdings or others following announcement of the Merger Agreement and transactions contemplated therein; (3) the inability to complete the Business Combination due to the failure to obtain approval of the stockholders of the Company, redemptions by stockholders of the Company or other conditions to closing in the Merger Agreement, or the inability to amend the Warrant Agreement due to the failure to obtain approval of the warrantholders of the Company; (4) delays in obtaining, adverse conditions contained in, or the inability to obtain necessary regulatory approvals or complete regulatory reviews required to complete the Business Combination; (5) the risk that the proposed Business Combination disrupts current plans and operations as a result of the announcement and consummation of the Business Combination described herein; (6) the ability to recognize the anticipated benefits of the Business Combination, which may be affected by, among other things, competition, the ability of Ascend India to grow and manage growth profitably, maintain relationships with suppliers and obtain adequate supply of products and retain its key employees; (7) costs related to the Business Combination; (8) changes in applicable laws or regulations; (9) the possibility that Ascend India or Ascend Holdings may be adversely affected by other economic, business, and/or competitive factors; and (10) other risks and uncertainties indicated from time to time in the Registration Statement, including those under “Risk Factors” therein, and in the Company’s filings with the SEC.


Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise the forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.




This communication shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which the offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offering of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.







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: August 17, 2015 ROI Acquisition Corp. II
  By: /s/ Joseph A. De Perio

Joseph A. De Perio

Vice Chairman of the Board and President





[Signature Page to Form 8-K]







99.1 Press Release.