10/15/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/15/2021 15:26
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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): June 25, 2021
MERIDA MERGER CORP. I
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
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641 Lexington Avenue, 18th Floor, New York, NY10022
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
(Registrant's Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
(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 (see General Instruction A.2. below):
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
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Name of each exchange on
|Units, each consisting of one share of common stock and one-half of one redeemable warrant||MCMJU||The NasdaqStock Market LLC|
|Common stock, par value $0.0001 per share||MCMJ||The NasdaqStock Market LLC|
|Redeemable warrants, exercisable for shares of common stock at an exercise price of $11.50 per share||MCMJW||The NasdaqStock 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).
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Item 2.03Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant
The information relating to the Note included in Item 8.01 is incorporated by reference in this item to the extent required herein.
Item 8.01Other Events.
On June 25, 2021 and October 13, 2021, Merida Capital Partners III LP, Merida Capital Partners III QP LP, Merida Capital Partners III AI LP, Merida Capital Partners III SPV LLC, Merida Capital Partners III Offshore, Merida Capital Partners III Intermediate Fund, LLC, Merida Capital Partners IV LP and Merida Capital Partners IV QP LP (collectively, the "Lenders") loaned to Merida Merger Corp. I (the "Company" or "Merida") an aggregate of $800,000 for working capital purposes. The loans are evidenced by promissory notes (the "Notes") which 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"). If the Company does not consummate a Business Combination, the Notes will not be repaid and all amounts owed under the Notes 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 foregoing summary of the Notes is qualified in its entirety by reference to the text of the Notes, a form of which is filed as an exhibit hereto and incorporated by reference herein.
Additional Information and Where to Find It
In connection with the previously announced proposed transactions (the "Transactions") between Merida and Leafly Holdings, Inc. ("Leafly"), Merida has filed with the SEC a Registration Statement on Form S-4 ("Registration Statement"). Merida plans to mail the definitive proxy statement/prospectus/consent solicitation statement included in the Registration Statement to its stockholders in connection with the Transactions. INVESTORS AND SECURITYHOLDERS OF MERIDA ARE URGED TO READ THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT AND THE PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS/CONSENT SOLICITATION STATEMENT (AS WELL AS ANY AMENDMENTS OR SUPPLEMENTS THERETO) AND OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS FILED OR TO BE FILED WITH THE SEC CAREFULLY WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT LEAFLY, MERIDA, THE TRANSACTIONS AND RELATED MATTERS. Investors and securityholders will be able to obtain free copies of the Registration Statement (when available) and other documents filed with the SEC by Merida through the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov.
Participants in the Solicitation
Merida, Leafly, and certain of their respective directors, executive officers, and employees may be considered to be participants in the solicitation of proxies in connection with the Transactions. Information regarding the persons who may, under the rules of the SEC, be deemed participants in the solicitation of the stockholders of Merida in connection with the Transactions, including a description of their respective direct and indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, will be included in the Proxy Statement described above when it is filed with the SEC. Additional information regarding Merida's directors and executive officers can also be found in Merida's final prospectus dated November 4, 2019 and filed with the SEC on November 5, 2019. These documents are available free of charge as described above.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward Looking Statements
This Current Report on Form 8-K and the exhibit filed herewith include "forward-looking statements" (as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995). Merida's and Leafly's actual results may differ from its expectations, estimates and projections and consequently, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. These forward-looking statements generally are identified by the words "aspire," "expect," "estimate," "project," "budget," "forecast," "anticipate," "intend," "plan," "may," "will," "will be," "will continue," "will likely result," "could," "should," "believe(s)," "predicts," "potential," "continue," "future," "opportunity," "strategy," and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements.
These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, conditions or results, and involve a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other important factors, many of which are outside Merida or Leafly management's control, that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results discussed in the forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause such differences include, but are not limited to: (a) the risk that the benefits of the Transactions may not be realized; (b) the risk that the Transactions may not be completed in a timely manner or at all, which may adversely affect the price of Merida's securities; (c) the failure to satisfy the conditions to the consummation of the Transactions, including the failure of Merida's stockholders to approve and adopt the Agreement and Plan of Merger executed in connection with the Transactions ("Merger Agreement") or the failure of Merida to satisfy the Minimum Cash Condition (as defined in the Merger Agreement) following redemptions by its stockholders; (d) the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstance that could give rise to the termination of the Merger Agreement; (e) the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be initiated following announcement of the Transactions; (f) the combined company's continued listing on Nasdaq; (g) the risk that the proposed transaction disrupts current plans and operations of Leafly as a result of the announcement and consummation of the Transactions; (h) costs related to the Transactions; changes in applicable laws or regulations; (i) the possibility that the combined company may be adversely affected by other economic, business, and/or competitive factors; (j) the impact of COVID-19 or other adverse public health developments; and (k) other risks and uncertainties that will be detailed in the Registration Statement on Form S-4 filed by Merida ("Registration Statement") and as indicated from time to time in Merida's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). These filings identify and address other important risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events and results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements.
Merida and Leafly caution that the foregoing list of factors is not exclusive. Merida and Leafly caution readers not to place undue reliance upon any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. Neither Merida nor Leafly undertake or accept any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect any change in its expectations or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based.
This document is not a proxy statement or solicitation of a proxy, consent or authorization with respect to any securities or in respect of the transaction and does not constitute an offer to sell, buy, or exchange or the solicitation of an offer to sell, buy, or exchange any securities or the solicitation of any vote or approval in any jurisdiction, nor shall there be any sale, purchase, or exchange of securities or solicitation of any vote or approval in any jurisdiction in contravention of applicable law.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|10.1||Form of Promissory note|
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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: October 15, 2021||MERIDA MERGER CORP. I|
|By:||/s/ Peter Lee|
|President and Chief Financial Officer|