Filed by Meten EdtechX Education Group Ltd.
pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act of 1933
and deemed filed pursuant to Rule 14a-12
under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Subject Company: EdtechX Holdings Acquisition Corp.
Commission File No.: 001-38687
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): March 6, 2020
EDTECHX HOLDINGS ACQUISITION CORP.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
c/o IBIS Capital Limited
22 Soho Square
London, W1D 4NS
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices)|
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: +44 207 070 7080
(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:
|Title of each class||Trading Symbol(s)||Name
of each exchange on|
|Units, each consisting of one share of common stock and one redeemable warrant||EDTXU||The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC|
|Common Stock, $0.0001 par value||EDTX||The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC|
|Redeemable warrants, each exercisable for one share of common stock at an exercise price of $11.50 per share||EDTXW||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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Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.
Benjamin Vedrenne-Cloquet and Charles McIntyre, the Chief Executive Officer and the Chairman, respectively, of EdtechX Holdings Acquisition Corp. (“EdtechX”), were interviewed for and quoted in a news article written by Greg Winterton for Alpha Week relating to EdtechX’s proposed business combination with Meten International Education Group (“Meten”). The article was published on February 24, 2020 and a copy was posted to EdtechX’s investor relations website, http://investor.metenedu-edtechx.com/, on March 6, 2020. Additionally, on March 9, 2020, EdtechX posted on its investor relations website an article published in Financial News which relates to EdtechX’s proposed business combination with Meten. Copies of the Alpha Week and Financial News articles are attached as Exhibits 99.1 and 99.2 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
Attached as Exhibit 99.3 to this Current Report on Form 8-K is an updated form of investor presentation to be used by EdtechX in presentations to certain of its shareholders and other persons interested in purchasing shares of common stock of EdtechX in connection with its proposed business combination with Meten.
The information set forth in this Item 7.01, including Exhibits 99.1, 99.2, and 99.3 attached hereto, is intended to be furnished and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Exchange Act or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.
EDTECHX INTENDS TO HOLD PRESENTATIONS FOR CERTAIN OF ITS STOCKHOLDERS, AS WELL AS OTHER PERSONS WHO MIGHT BE INTERESTED IN PURCHASING EDTECHX’S SECURITIES, IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROPOSED MERGER WITH METEN, AS DESCRIBED IN EDTECHX’S CURRENT REPORT ON FORM 8-K FILED ON DECEMBER 16, 2019. THIS CURRENT REPORT ON FORM 8-K, INCLUDING THE EXHIBITS HERETO, MAY BE DISTRIBUTED TO PARTICIPANTS AT SUCH PRESENTATIONS.
EDTECHX, Meten EdtechX Education Group Ltd., a Cayman Islands exempted company (“Holdco”) AND METEN AND THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS AND EXECUTIVE OFFICERS MAY BE DEEMED TO BE PARTICIPANTS IN THE SOLICITATION OF PROXIES OF EDTECHX’S STOCKHOLDERS IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROPOSED MERGERS UNDER SEC RULES. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS MAY OBTAIN MORE DETAILED INFORMATION REGARDING THE NAMES AND INTERESTS IN THE PROPOSED MERGERS OF EDTECHX’S DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS IN EDTECHX’S FILINGS WITH THE SEC, INCLUDING EDTECHX’S ANNUAL REPORT ON FORM 10-K FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2018, WHICH WAS FILED WITH THE SEC ON APRIL 1, 2019. INFORMATION REGARDING THE PERSONS WHO MAY, UNDER SEC RULES, BE DEEMED PARTICIPANTS IN THE SOLICITATION OF PROXIES FROM EDTECHX’S STOCKHOLDERS IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROPOSED MERGERS IS ALSO SET FORTH IN THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT ON FORM F-4 FOR THE PROPOSED MERGERS THAT WAS FILED WITH THE SEC. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING THE INTERESTS OF PARTICIPANTS IN THE SOLICITATION OF PROXIES IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROPOSED MERGERS IS INCLUDED IN THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT.
INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS OF EDTECHX AND METEN ARE URGED TO READ THE PRELIMINARY PROXY STATEMENT AND DEFINITIVE PROXY STATEMENT AND THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS THAT WILL BE FILED WITH THE SEC CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPOSED MERGERS. EDTECHX’S DEFINITIVE PROXY STATEMENT WILL BE MAILED TO STOCKHOLDERS OF EDTECHX AS OF A RECORD DATE TO BE ESTABLISHED FOR VOTING ON THE PROPOSED MERGERS, AND SECURITY HOLDERS WILL BE ABLE TO OBTAIN FREE COPIES OF THE PROXY STATEMENT AND OTHER DOCUMENTS CONTAINING IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT EDTECHX AND METEN, ONCE SUCH DOCUMENTS ARE FILED WITH THE SEC, THROUGH THE WEBSITE MAINTAINED BY THE SEC AT WWW.SEC.GOV. COPIES OF THE DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SEC BY EDTECHX, WHEN AND IF AVAILABLE, CAN BE OBTAINED FREE OF CHARGE BY DIRECTING A WRITTEN REQUEST TO EDTECHX HOLDINGS ACQUISITION CORP., C/O IBIS CAPITAL LIMITED, 22 SOHO SQUARE, LONDON, W1D 4NS UNITED KINGDOM.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
THIS CURRENT REPORT ON FORM 8-K AND THE EXHIBITS HERETO ARE NOT A PROXY STATEMENT OR SOLICITATION OF A PROXY, CONSENT OR AUTHORIZATION WITH RESPECT TO ANY SECURITIES OR IN RESPECT OF THE PROPOSED MERGERS AND SHALL NOT CONSTITUTE AN OFFER TO SELL OR A SOLICITATION OF AN OFFER TO BUY THE SECURITIES NOR SHALL THERE BE ANY SALE OF ANY SUCH SECURITIES IN ANY STATE OR JURISDICTION IN WHICH SUCH OFFER, SOLICITATION, OR SALE WOULD BE UNLAWFUL PRIOR TO REGISTRATION OR QUALIFICATION UNDER THE SECURITIES LAWS OF SUCH STATE OR JURISDICTION.
THIS CURRENT REPORT ON FORM 8-K AND THE EXHIBITS HERETO INCLUDE “FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS”. ACTUAL RESULTS MAY DIFFER FROM EXPECTATIONS, ESTIMATES AND PROJECTIONS 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.
NEITHER EDTECHX NOR METEN UNDERTAKE ANY OBLIGATION TO UPDATE OR REVISE ANY FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS, WHETHER AS A RESULT OF NEW INFORMATION, FUTURE EVENTS OR OTHERWISE, EXCEPT AS REQUIRED BY LAW. IMPORTANT FACTORS, AMONG OTHERS, THAT MAY AFFECT ACTUAL RESULTS INCLUDE METEN’S ABILITY TO EXECUTE ON ITS BUSINESS PLANS AND METEN’s ESTIMATES OF EXPENSES AND FUTURE REVENUES AND PROFITABILITY. OTHER FACTORS INCLUDE THE POSSIBILITY THAT THE PROPOSED MERGERS DO NOT CLOSE, INCLUDING DUE TO THE FAILURE TO RECEIVE REQUIRED SECURITY HOLDER APPROVALS, OR THE FAILURE OF OTHER CLOSING CONDITIONS.
THIS CURRENT REPORT ON FORM 8-K AND THE EXHIBITS HERETO ARE NOT INTENDED TO BE ALL-INCLUSIVE OR TO CONTAIN ALL THE INFORMATION THAT A PERSON MAY DESIRE IN CONSIDERING AN INVESTMENT IN EDTECHX OR METEN AND ARE NOT INTENDED TO FORM THE BASIS OF ANY INVESTMENT DECISION IN EDTECHX OR METEN.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONCERNING THESE AND OTHER RISK FACTORS ARE CONTAINED IN FILINGS MADE WITH THE SEC. ALL SUBSEQUENT WRITTEN AND ORAL FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS CONCERNING EDTECHX, HOLDCO AND METEN, THE PROPOSED MERGERS OR OTHER MATTERS AND ATTRIBUTABLE TO EDTECHX OR ANY PERSON ACTING ON ITS BEHALF ARE EXPRESSLY QUALIFIED IN THEIR ENTIRETY BY THE CAUTIONARY STATEMENTS ABOVE. READERS ARE CAUTIONED NOT TO PLACE UNDUE RELIANCE UPON ANY FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS, WHICH SPEAK ONLY AS OF THE DATE MADE. NEITHER EDTECHX, HOLDCO, NOR METEN UNDERTAKE OR ACCEPT ANY OBLIGATION OR UNDERTAKING TO RELEASE PUBLICLY ANY UPDATES OR REVISIONS TO ANY FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENT TO REFLECT ANY CHANGE IN THEIR EXPECTATIONS OR ANY CHANGE IN EVENTS, CONDITIONS OR CIRCUMSTANCES ON WHICH ANY SUCH STATEMENT IS BASED, EXCEPT AS REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|99.1||Alpha Week Article.|
|99.2||Financial News Article.|
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 10, 2020||EDTECHX HOLDINGS ACQUISITION CORP.|
|By:||/s/ Benjamin Vedrenne-Cloquet|
|Chief Executive Officer|