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): September 15, 2020 (September 9, 2020)
TAILWIND ACQUISITION CORP.
(Exact name of registrant as specified
in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
|1545 Courtney Ave
Los Angeles, CA
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code
(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
|Name of each exchange|
on which registered
|Units, each consisting of one share of Class A Common Stock, $0.0001 par value, and one half of one redeemable warrant||TWND.U||New York Stock Exchange|
|Class A Common Stock included as part of the units||TWND||New York Stock Exchange|
|Redeemable warrants included as part of the units, each whole warrant exercisable for one share of Class A Common Stock at an exercise price of $11.50||TWND WS||New York Stock Exchange|
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Item 8.01. Other Events.
On September 9, 2020, Tailwind Acquisition Corp. (the “Company”) consummated an initial public offering (the “IPO”) of 33,421,570 units (the “Units”), including the 3,421,570 Units as a result of the underwriter’s partial exercise of its over-allotment option, at an offering price of $10.00 per Unit and a private placement with Tailwind Sponsor LLC of 9,700,000 private placement warrants at a price of $1.00 per warrant (the “Private Placement”). The net proceeds from the IPO together with certain of the proceeds from the Private Placement, $334,215,700 in the aggregate (the “Offering Proceeds”), were placed in a trust account established for the benefit of the Company’s public shareholders and the underwriter of the IPO with Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company acting as trustee. Except with respect to interest earned on the Offering Proceeds held in the trust account that may be released to the Company to pay its income taxes, if any, the Company’s amended and restated certificate of incorporation will provide that the Offering Proceeds will not be released from the trust account until the earliest of (a) the completion of the Company’s initial business combination, (b) the redemption of any public shares properly tendered in connection with a stockholder vote to amend the Company’s amended and restated certificate of incorporation (i) to modify the substance or timing of the Company’s obligation to provide holders of the Company’s Class A common stock the right to have their shares redeemed in connection with the Company’s initial business combination or to redeem 100% of the Company’s public shares if the Company does not complete its initial business combination within 24 months from the closing of the IPO or (ii) with respect to any other provisions relating to the rights of holders of the Company’s Class A common stock, and (c) the redemption of the Company’s public shares if the Company has not consummated its business combination within 24 months from the closing of the IPO, subject to applicable law.
An audited balance sheet as of September 9, 2020 reflecting receipt of the Offering Proceeds has been issued by the Company and is included as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
|Item 9.01.||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|99.1||Audited Balance Sheet|
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: September 15, 2020||TAILWIND ACQUISITION CORP.|
|By:||/s/ Chris Hollod|
|Title:||Chief Executive Officer|