Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of report (date of earliest event reported): January 14, 2021 (January 13, 2021)



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Commission File Number: 001-39021



Cayman Islands 

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)     (IRS Employer Identification No.)


660 Madison Avenue, Suite 1600, New York, New York 10065

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)


(212) 905-4923

(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:


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 140.13e-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, par value $0.0001 per share SSPK The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC
Redeemable warrants, each whole warrant exercisable for one Class A ordinary share at an exercise price of $11.50 SSPKW The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC
Units, each consisting of one Class A ordinary share and one-half of one redeemable warrant SSPKU 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 (17 CFR 230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR 240.12b-2).


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 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders


At the Extraordinary General Meeting in Lieu of an Annual General Meeting (the “Extraordinary General Meeting”), which was held on January 13, 2021, holders of 20,374,378 Class A ordinary shares and Class B ordinary shares (collectively, the “ordinary shares”) of Silver Spike Acquisition Corp. (“Silver Spike” or the “Company”), which represents approximately 65% of the ordinary shares outstanding and entitled to vote as of the record date of December 18, 2020, were represented in person or by proxy.


At the Extraordinary General Meeting, (1) the shareholders approved an amendment to the Amended and Restated Memorandum and Articles of Association of the Company (the “Extension Amendment” and such proposal the “Extension Amendment Proposal”) to extend the date by which, if the Company has not consummated a merger, amalgamation, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses (a “business combination”), the Company must (i) cease all operations except for the purpose of winding up, (ii) redeem all of the Company’s Class A ordinary shares included as part of the units sold in the Company’s initial public offering that was consummated on August 19, 2019 and (iii) liquidate and dissolve, from February 12, 2021 to July 10, 2021 and (2) the holders of Class B ordinary shares of the Company approved the re-appointment of Scott Gordon and William Healy as Class 1 Directors, with each such director to serve until the second annual general meeting following the Extraordinary General Meeting and, in each case, until his successor is appointed and qualified (the “Director Appointment Proposal”). A copy of the Extension Amendment is attached to this Current Report on Form 8-K as Exhibit 3.1 and incorporated herein by reference.


Approval of Extension Amendment Proposal

Votes For   Votes Against   Abstentions  



20,314,879   41,830   17,669   N/A


Approval of Director Appointment Proposal

Votes For   Votes Against   Abstentions  



6,250,000   0   0   N/A


In connection with the vote to approve the Extension Amendment Proposal, the holders of 1,425 Class A ordinary shares properly exercised their right to redeem their shares for cash at a redemption price of approximately $10.17 per share, for an aggregate redemption amount of approximately $14,489 in connection with the Extension Amendment Proposal.


The approval of the Extension Amendment will provide an opportunity for the Company’s shareholders to evaluate the Company’s proposed business combination with WM Holding Company, LLC (“WMH”), which was announced on December 10, 2020.


Additional Information About the Proposed Business Combination and Where To Find It


In connection with the proposed extension of the date by which Silver Spike must consummate an initial business combination, Silver Spike filed with the SEC a definitive proxy statement, dated December 21, 2020 (the “Extension Proxy Statement”).


The proposed business combination will be submitted to shareholders of Silver Spike for their consideration. Silver Spike intends to file a registration statement on Form S-4 (the “Registration Statement”) with the SEC which will include preliminary and definitive proxy statements to be distributed to Silver Spike’s shareholders in connection with Silver Spike’s solicitation for proxies for the vote by Silver Spike’s shareholders in connection with the proposed business combination and other matters as described in the Registration Statement, as well as the




prospectus relating to the offer of the securities to be issued to WMH’s equityholders in connection with the completion of the proposed business combination. After the Registration Statement has been filed and declared effective, Silver Spike will mail a definitive proxy statement and other relevant documents to its shareholders as of the record date established for voting on the proposed business combination. Silver Spike's shareholders and other interested persons are advised to read, once available, the Extension Proxy Statement, the preliminary proxy statement / prospectus and any amendments thereto and, once available, the definitive proxy statement / prospectus, in connection with Silver Spike's solicitation of proxies for its special meeting of shareholders to be held to approve, among other things, the proposed business combination, because these documents will contain important information about Silver Spike, WMH and the proposed business combination. Shareholders may also obtain a copy of the preliminary or definitive Extension Proxy Statement or proxy statement, as well as other documents filed with the SEC regarding the proposed business combination and other documents filed with the SEC by Silver Spike, without charge, at the SEC's website located at www.sec.gov or by directing a request to 660 Madison Ave Suite 1600, New York, NY 10065 or notices@silverspikecap.com.




Participants in the Solicitation


Silver Spike, WMH and certain of their respective directors, executive officers and other members of management and employees may, under SEC rules, be deemed to be participants in the solicitations of proxies from Silver Spike’s shareholders in connection with the proposed business combination. Information regarding the persons who may, under SEC rules, be deemed participants in the solicitation of Silver Spike’s shareholders in connection with the proposed business combination will be set forth in Silver Spike’s proxy statement / prospectus when it is filed with the SEC. You can find more information about Silver Spike’s directors and executive officers in Silver Spike’s final prospectus dated August 7, 2019 and filed with the SEC on August 9, 2019. Additional information regarding the participants in Silver Spike’s Extension Proxy Statement and also will be included in the proxy solicitation and a description of their direct and indirect interests will be included in the proxy statement / prospectus when it becomes available. Shareholders, potential investors and other interested persons should read the proxy statement / prospectus carefully when it becomes available before making any voting or investment decisions. You may obtain free copies of these documents from the sources indicated above.


No Offer or Solicitation


This Current Report does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, or a solicitation of any vote or approval, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.


Forward-Looking Statements


The information in this Current Report 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 “estimate,” “plan,” “project,” “forecast,” “intend,” “will,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “seek,” “target” or other similar expressions that predict or indicate future events or trends or that are not statements of historical matters. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding estimates and forecasts of financial and performance metrics, projections of market opportunity and market share, expectations and timing related to commercial product launches, potential benefits of the transaction and the potential success of WMH's go-to-market strategy, and expectations related to the terms and timing of the transaction. These statements are based on various assumptions, whether or not identified in this FAQ, and on the current expectations of WMH’s and Silver Spike’s management and are not predictions of actual performance. These forward-looking statements are provided for illustrative purposes only and are not intended to serve as, and must not be relied on by any investor as, a guarantee, an assurance, a prediction or a definitive




statement of fact or probability. Actual events and circumstances are difficult or impossible to predict and will differ from assumptions. Many actual events and circumstances are beyond the control of WMH and Silver Spike. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including changes in domestic and foreign business, market, financial, political and legal conditions; the inability of the parties to successfully or timely consummate the proposed business combination, including the risk that any required regulatory approvals are not obtained, are delayed or are subject to unanticipated conditions that could adversely affect the combined company or the expected benefits of the proposed business combination or that the approval of the shareholders of Silver Spike or the equityholders of WMH is not obtained; failure to realize the anticipated benefits of the proposed business combination; risks relating to the uncertainty of the projected financial information with respect to WMH; future global, regional or local economic and market conditions affecting the cannabis industry; the development, effects and enforcement of laws and regulations, including with respect to the cannabis industry; WMH’s ability to successfully capitalize on new and existing cannabis markets, including its ability to successfully monetize its solutions in those markets; WMH’s ability to manage future growth; WMH’s ability to develop new products and solutions, bring them to market in a timely manner, and make enhancements to its platform and WMH’s ability to maintain and grow its two sided digital network, including its ability to acquire and retain paying customers; the effects of competition on WMH’s future business; the amount of redemption requests made by Silver Spike’s public shareholders; the ability of Silver Spike or the combined company to issue equity or equity-linked securities in connection with the proposed business combination or in the future; the outcome of any potential litigation, government and regulatory proceedings, investigations and inquiries; and those factors discussed in Silver Spike’s final prospectus dated August 7, 2019, Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019 and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2020, in each case, under the heading “Risk Factors,” and other documents of Silver Spike filed, or to be filed, with the SEC. If any of these risks materialize or our assumptions prove incorrect, actual results could differ materially from the results implied by these forward-looking statements. There may be additional risks that neither Silver Spike nor WMH presently know or that Silver Spike and WMH currently believe are immaterial that could also cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements. In addition, forward-looking statements reflect Silver Spike’s and WMH’s expectations, plans or forecasts of future events and views as of the date of this Current Report. Silver Spike and WMH anticipate that subsequent events and developments will cause Silver Spike’s and WMH’s assessments to change. However, while Silver Spike and WMH may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, Silver Spike and WMH specifically disclaim any obligation to do so. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing Silver Spike’s and WMH’s assessments as of any date subsequent to the date of this Current Report. Accordingly, undue reliance should not be placed upon the forward-looking statements.


Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits.


No.   Description
3.1   Amendment to Amended and Restated Memorandum and Articles of Association





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: January 14, 2021


  By: /s/ Greg Gentile  
    Name: Greg Gentile  
    Title: Chief Financial Officer  



Exhibit 3.1










(the “Company”)



It is resolved as a special resolution THAT, effective immediately, the Amended and Restated Memorandum and Articles of Association of the Company be amended by:


(a) amending Article 49.6(a) by deleting the following introduction of such sub-section:


“the Company does not consummate a Business Combination by 18 months after the closing of the IPO” and replacing it with the following:


“the Company does not consummate a Business Combination by July 10, 2021”; and


(b) amending Article 49.6(b) by deleting the words:


“within 18 months from the consummation of the IPO”


and replacing them with the words:


“by July 10, 2021”