UK Government approved Bannix-Evie Autonomous transaction to clear the way for NASDAQ rollout.
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Bannix Acquisition Corp.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
|(State or other jurisdictionof incorporation)||(Commission File Number)||(I.R.S. EmployerIdentification No.)|
|8265 West Sunset Blvd., Suite # 107West Hollywood, CA||90046|
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (323) 682-8949
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:
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Title of each class||Trading Symbol||Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share||BNIX||The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC|
|Redeemable Warrants, each whole warrant exercisable for one share of Common Stock at an exercise price of $11.50||BNIXW||The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC|
|One Right to receive 1/10th of one share of Common Stock||BNIXR||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).
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Item 8.01. Other Events
On June 23, 2023, Bannix Acquisition Corp. (the “Company”) entered into a Business Combination Agreement (the “Business Combination Agreement”) with EVIE Autonomous Group Ltd, a private company formed under the Laws of England and Wales (“EVIE”) which has acquired the assets of EVIE Autonomous Ltd.) and the shareholder of EVIE (the “EVIE Shareholder”) pursuant to which the Company will acquire 100% of the outstanding equity interests of EVIE (the “Transaction”).
As part of the Transaction, on or about July 12, 2023, the Company filed with the United Kingdom Cabinet Office a notification under the National Security and Investment Act 2021 (the “Act”) in relation to the acquisition of EVIE, which is required by the Act (the “Notification”).
On September 6, 2023, the Company was notified by the U.K. Cabinet Office, Risk Identification and Review Investment Security Unit, that the Secretary of State has considered the notification and approved it. With such approval, in accordance with section 14 of the Act, the Secretary of State has determined that he will be taking no further action in relation to the acquisition of EVIE by the Company.
This Current Report on Form 8-K contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, that involve risks, uncertainties, and assumptions that are difficult to predict. All statements other than statements of historical fact contained in this Current Report on Form 8-K, including statements regarding future events, our future financial performance, business strategy, and plans and objectives of management for future operations, are forward-looking statements.
The Company has attempted to identify forward-looking statements by terminology including “anticipates,” “believes,” “can,” “continue,” “could,” “estimates,” “expects,” “intends,” “may,” “plans,” “potential,” “predicts,” or “should,” or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology. The forward-looking statements made herein are based on the Company’s current expectations. Actual results could differ materially from those described or implied by such forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors, including, without limitation, its limited operating history, competitive factors in the Company’s and EVIE’s industry and market, and other general economic conditions.
The forward-looking statements made herein are based on the Company’s current expectations, assumptions, and projections, which could be incorrect. The forward-looking statements made herein speak only as of the date of this Current Report on Form 8-K and the Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly such forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances, except as otherwise required by law.
Additional Information and Where to Find It
If the Definitive Agreement is entered into in connection with the proposed Transaction, the Company will prepare a proxy statement (the “Proxy Statement”) to be filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) and mailed to its stockholders.
The Company urges its investors and other interested persons to read, when available, the Proxy Statement, as well as other documents filed with the SEC, because these documents will contain important information about the proposed Transaction. The Proxy Statement, once available, can be obtained, without charge, at the SEC’s website (http://www.sec.gov).
No Offer or Solicitation
This Current Report on Form 8-K shall not constitute a solicitation of a proxy, consent or authorization with respect to any securities or in respect of any business combination. This Current Report on Form 8-K shall also not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any states or jurisdictions in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offering of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
Participants in the Solicitation
The Company and certain of its respective directors and executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies, in favor of the approval of the proposed Transaction related matters. Information regarding the Company’s directors and executive officers is contained in Bannix’s Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2022 filed with the SEC on April 11, 2023. Additional information regarding the interests of those participants and other persons who may be deemed participants in the Transaction may be obtained by reading the Proxy Statement and other relevant documents filed with the SEC when they become available.
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 8, 2023
BANNIX ACQUISITION CORP.
By: /s/ Douglas Davis
Name: Douglas Davis
Title: Chief Executive Officer