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 25, 2019 (March 19, 2019)
TRINE ACQUISITION CORP.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction
405 Lexington Avenue, 48th Floor
New York, New York 10174
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (212) 503-2855
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 8.01. Other Events.
On March 19, 2019, Trine Acquisition Corp. (the “Company”) consummated its initial public offering (the “IPO”) of 26,100,000 units (the “Units”). Each Unit consists of one share of Class A common stock of the Company, par value $0.0001 per share ( “Class A Common Stock”), and one-half of one redeemable warrant of the Company (“Warrant”), with each whole Warrant entitling the holder thereof to purchase one share of Class A Common Stock for $11.50 per share. The Units were sold at a price of $10.00 per Unit, generating gross proceeds to the Company of $261,000,000. The Company has granted the underwriters in the IPO (the “Underwriters”) a 45-day option to purchase up to 3,915,000 additional Units to cover over-allotments, if any.
Simultaneously with the closing of the IPO, the Company completed the private sale (the “Private Placement”) of an aggregate of 7,720,000 warrants (the “Private Placement Warrants”) to Trine Sponsor IH LLC (the “Sponsor”) at a purchase price of $1.00 per Private Placement Warrant, generating gross proceeds to the Company of $7,720,000. The Sponsor has committed to purchase up to an additional 783,000 Private Placement Warrants if the Underwriters exercise their over-allotment option in full.
A total of $261,000,000, comprised of $255,730,915 of the proceeds from the IPO (which amount includes $9,135,000 of the Underwriters’ deferred discount) and $5,269,085 of the proceeds of the sale of the Private Placement Warrants, was placed in a U.S.-based trust account at J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., maintained by American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC, acting as trustee.
An audited balance sheet as of March 19, 2019 reflecting receipt of the proceeds upon consummation of the IPO and the Private Placement 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 Statement and Exhibits.
|99.1||Audited Balance Sheet as of March 19, 2019.|
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.
|TRINE ACQUISITION CORP.|
|By:||/s/ Leo Hindery, Jr.|
|Name:||Leo Hindery, Jr.|
|Title:||Chief Executive Officer|
|Dated: March 25, 2019|