DEFA14A 1 ea119181-8k_hlacquisitions.htm CURRENT REPORT













Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 27, 2020



(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)


British Virgin Islands   001-38563   N/A

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


499 Park Avenue, 12th Floor

New York, NY




(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (212) 486-8100


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 ordinary share, one right, and one redeemable warrant   HCCHU   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Ordinary Shares, no par value   HCCH   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Rights, each to receive one-tenth (1/10) of one ordinary share   HCCHR   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Redeemable warrants, each exercisable for one ordinary share at an exercise price of $11.50 per share   HCCHW   The Nasdaq Stock 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 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

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 2.03Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.


The information included in Item 3.02 is incorporated by reference in this item to the extent required herein.


Item 3.02Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities.


On February 27, 2020, Jeffrey Schwarz, the Chief Executive Officer of HL Acquisitions Corp. (the “Company”), loaned the Company an aggregate of $175,000 for working capital purposes. The loans were evidenced by promissory notes in an aggregate principal amount of $175,000 (the “Notes”). The Notes are non-interest bearing and payable upon the consummation by the Company of a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, or other similar business combination, with one or more businesses or entities (a “Business Combination”). Upon consummation of a Business Combination, approximately $22,000 of the principal balance of the Notes may be converted, at the holder’s option, into warrants of the Company at a price of $1.00 per warrant, with the balance of the Notes being payable in cash. The terms of the warrants will be identical to the warrants issued by the Company in its initial public offering, except the warrants will be non-redeemable and may be exercised on a cashless basis, in each case so long as they continue to be held by the initial holder or its permitted transferees. If a Business Combination is not consummated, the Notes will not be repaid by the Company and all amounts owed thereunder by the Company will be forgiven except to the extent that the Company has funds available to it outside of its trust account established in connection with the initial public offering (the “Trust Account”). The issuance of the Notes was exempt pursuant to Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.


Item 5.03Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws


The information included in Item 5.07 is incorporated by reference in this item to the extent required herein.


Item 5.07.Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

On March 2, 2020, the Company held an extraordinary general meeting of its shareholders (the “Meeting”). At the Meeting, the Company’s shareholders considered the following proposals:

1.                A proposal to approve an extension to the date by which the Company has to consummate a business combination from March 2, 2020 to July 2, 2020. The following is a tabulation of the votes with respect to this proposal, which was approved by the Company’s shareholders:

For   Against   Abstain   Broker Non-Votes
5,645,041   16,300   0   0


In connection with this vote, the holders of 126,000 ordinary shares of the Company exercised their right to convert their shares into cash at a conversion price of approximately $10.42 per share, for an aggregate conversion amount of approximately $1.3 million.


Following the meeting, the Company deposited $0.03 for each public share that was not converted in connection with the Extension, or an aggregate of approximately $152,940, into the Trust Account for the first 30-day extension period. The Company now has until July 2, 2020 to consummate an initial business combination, or determine to deposit additional funds into the Trust Account for three additional 30-day extension periods.








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: March 2, 2020   HL ACQUISITIONS CORP.  
  By: /s/ Jeffrey E. Schwarz  
    Jeffrey E. Schwarz  
    Chief Executive Officer