SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 17, 2020
HAYMAKER ACQUISITION CORP. II
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
650 Fifth Avenue, Floor 10
New York, New York
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (212) 616-9600
(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
Name of each exchange
on which registered
|Units, each consisting of one share of Class A Common Stock and one-third of one Redeemable Warrant||HYACU||The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC|
|Class A Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share||HYAC||The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC|
|Warrants, each exercisable for one share of Class A Common Stock for $11.50 per share||HYACW||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).
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Regulation FD Disclosure.
In connection with Haymaker Acquisition Corp. II’s (“Haymaker”) proposed business combination (the “Business Combination”) with Arko Holdings Ltd. (“Arko”) / GPM Investments, LLC (“GPM”), on December 17, 2020, Arko announced that the available cash closing condition (the condition set forth in Section 7.03(h) of the Business Combination Agreement, dated as of September 8, 2020, as amended on November 18, 2020, by and among ARKO Corp., Haymaker, Arko, Punch US Sub, Inc. and Punch Sub Ltd. (the “Business Combination Agreement”)) will be satisfied in light of certain commitments received. Arko further announced that the other closing conditions to the Business Combination Agreement have been or will be satisfied prior to December 22, 2020, the expected closing date of the Business Combination.
The information in this Item 7.01 is furnished and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to liabilities under that section, and shall not be deemed to be incorporated by reference into the filings of Haymaker under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, regardless of any general incorporation language in such filings. This Current Report on Form 8-K will not be deemed an admission as to the materiality of any information contained in this Item 7.01.
Additional Information and Where to Find It
ARKO Corp. filed a registration statement on Form S-4 (File No. 333-248711), which includes a prospectus with respect to ARKO Corp.’s securities to be issued in connection with Haymaker’s proposed Business Combination and a proxy statement with respect to Haymaker’s stockholder meeting to vote on the Business Combination (as amended, the “Haymaker proxy statement/prospectus”), with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). In addition, Arko filed a proxy statement (the “Arko proxy”), which includes reference to the Haymaker proxy statement/prospectus, with the Israel Securities Authority (the “ISA”). ARKO Corp., Haymaker, GPM and Arko urge investors and other interested persons to read the Haymaker proxy statement/prospectus and the Arko proxy, as well as other documents filed with the SEC and the ISA, because these documents contain important information about the Business Combination. The Haymaker proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant materials for the Business Combination were mailed on or about November 6, 2020 to stockholders of Haymaker as of the record date established for voting on the Business Combination. The Haymaker proxy statement statement/prospectus can be obtained, without charge, at the SEC’s web site (http://www.sec.gov).
This Current Report on Form 8-K includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The expectations, estimates, and projections of the businesses of ARKO Corp., Haymaker, Arko and GPM may differ from their actual results and consequently, you should not rely on these forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. Words such as “expect,” “estimate,” “project,” “budget,” “forecast,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “may,” “will,” “could,” “should,” “believes,” “predicts,” “potential,” “continue,” and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include, without limitation, expectations with respect to the satisfaction of the closing conditions to the Business Combination and the timing of the completion of the Business Combination. These forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results to differ materially from the expected results. Most of these factors are outside of the control of ARKO Corp., Haymaker, Arko and GPM, and are difficult to predict. Factors that may cause such differences 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 definitive agreements with respect to the Business Combination, (2) the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against the parties following the announcement of the Business Combination and any definitive agreements with respect thereto; (3) the inability to complete the Business Combination, including due to failure to satisfy all conditions to closing; (4) the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on (x) the parties’ ability to consummate the Business Combination and (y) the business of Arko and the combined company; (5) the receipt of an unsolicited offer from another party for an alternative business transaction that could interfere with the Business Combination; (6) the inability to obtain or maintain the listing of ARKO Corp.’s common stock on Nasdaq following the Business Combination; (7) the risk that the Business Combination disrupts current plans and operations as a result of the announcement and consummation of the Business Combination; (8) the ability to recognize the anticipated benefits of the Business Combination, which may be affected by, among other things, competition, the ability of the combined company to grow and manage growth profitably and retain its key employees; (9) costs related to the Business Combination; (10) changes in applicable laws or regulations; (11) the demand for Arko’s and the combined company’s services together with the possibility that Arko or the combined company may be adversely affected by other economic, business, and/or competitive factors; (12) the number of shares submitted for redemption by Haymaker’s stockholders in connection with the stockholder meeting to approve the Business Combination; (13) risks and uncertainties related to Arko’s business, including, but not limited to, changes in fuel prices, the impact of competition, environmental risks, restrictions on the sale of alcohol, cigarettes and other smoking products and increases in their prices, dependency on suppliers, increases in fuel efficiency and demand for alternative fuels for electric vehicles, failure by independent outsider operators to meet their obligations, acquisition and integration risks, and currency exchange and interest rates risks; (14) failure to realize the expected benefits of the acquisition of Empire; (15) failure to promptly and effectively integrate Empire’s business; (16) the potential for unknown or inestimable liabilities related to the Empire business; (17) failure of GPM to consummate its potential acquisition of approximately 60 self-operated sites from certain
unrelated third parties; and (18) other risks and uncertainties included in (x) the “Risk Factors” section of the Haymaker proxy statement/prospectus and (y) other documents filed or to be filed with the SEC by Haymaker and with the ISA by Arko. The foregoing list of factors is not exclusive. You should not place undue reliance upon any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. ARKO Corp., Haymaker, Arko, and GPM do not undertake or accept any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect any change in their expectations or any change in events, conditions, or circumstances on which any such statement is based.
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: December 17, 2020
|HAYMAKER ACQUISITION CORP. II|
/s/ Christopher Bradley
|Name: Christopher Bradley|
|Title: Chief Financial Officer|