Anzu Special Acquisition I : Non-Reliance on Previously Issued Financial Report – Form 8-K –

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 28, 2023
Anzu Special Acquisition Corp I
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
12610 Race Track Road,Suite 250
Tampa, FL
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (202) 742-5870
Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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On March 28, 2023, management and the audit committee (the “Audit Committee”) of the board of directors of Anzu Special Acquisition Corp I (the “Company”) concluded that the Company’s previously issued unaudited interim financial statements included in the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended September 30, 2022 (the “Q3 Form 10-Q” and such period, the “Affected Period”), should no longer be relied upon due to a reclassification of the extinguishment of a contingent liability and resulting restatement of the Company’s statements of operations, statements of changes in stockholders’ deficit and statements of cash flows for the Affected Period. The Company had recognized a liability upon closing of its initial public offering in March 2021 for a portion of the underwriters’ commissions which was contingently payable upon closing of a future business combination, with the offsetting entry resulting in an initial discount to the securities sold in the Company’s initial public offering. One of the underwriters waived all claims to this deferred commission in September 2022. The Company recognized the waiver as an extinguishment, with a resulting non-operating gain recognized in its statement of operations for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2022. Upon subsequent review and analysis, management concluded that the Company should have recognized the extinguishment of the contingent liability as a credit to stockholders’ deficit.
As such, the Company will restate the affected financial statements for the Affected Period in the forthcoming Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2022.
The Company does not expect any of the above changes will have any impact on its cash position and cash held in the trust account established in connection with the initial public offering (the “Trust Account”).
The Company’s management has concluded that in light of the classification error described above, a material weakness exists in the Company’s internal control over financial reporting and that the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures were not effective as of December 31, 2022.
The Company’s management and the Audit Committee have discussed the matters disclosed in this Current Report on Form 8-K with WithumSmith+Brown, PC, the Company’s independent registered accounting firm.
Cautionary Statements Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This Current Report on Form 8-K includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Certain of these forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as “believes,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “estimates,” “assumes,” “may,” “should,” “will,” “seeks,” or other similar expressions. Such statements may include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the Company’s cash position and cash held in its Trust Account. These statements are based on current expectations on the date of this Form 8-K and involve a number of risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ significantly. The Company does not assume any obligation to update or revise any such forward-looking statements, whether as the result of new developments or otherwise. Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements.
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.
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