United States


Washington, D.C. 20549


Form 8-K


Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934


July 2, 2019

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)


8i Enterprises Acquisition Corp  

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)


British Virgin Islands   001-38849   n/a

(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)


(Commission File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)


6 Eu Tong Sen Street
#08-13 The Central
Singapore 059817

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)


(Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: +65 67880388




(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:


Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act


Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act


Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act


Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act


Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class   Trading Symbols(s)   Name of each exchange on which registered
Ordinary Shares   JFK   The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC
Warrants   JFKKW   The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC
Units   JFKKU   The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC
Rights   JFKKR   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).


Emerging growth company


If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.







Item 1.01 Entry into a Material definitive Agreement


The disclosure contained in Item 2.03 is incorporated by reference in this Item 1.01.


Item 2.03 Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.


On July 2, 2019, 8i Enterprises Acquisition Corp (the “Company”) issued an unsecured promissory note in the aggregate principal amount of up to $200,000 (the “Note”) to 8i Enterprises Pte Ltd, an entity controlled by the Company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (“Enterprises”). The Note does not bear interest and matures upon closing of a business combination by the Company. The Note is convertible into units consisting of one ordinary share, one redeemable warrant, and one right to receive one-tenth (1/10) of an ordinary share upon the consummation of an initial business combination (which securities have terms equivalent to the terms of the private placement securities issued in connection with the Company’s initial public offering) at a price of $10.00 per share at the closing of a business combination. In the event that the company does not close a business combination, the note will not be repaid.


Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.


Exhibit No.   Description
10.1   Promissory Note dated July 2, 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.


Dated: July 8, 2019




By: /s/ James Tan  
Name:  James Tan  
Title: Chief Executive Officer  





Exhibit 10.1






Principal Amount: $200,000.00 Dated as of July 2 nd , 2019


8i Enterprises Acquisition Corp, a British Virgin Islands company (the “ Maker ”), promises to pay to the order of 8i Enterprises Pte Ltd or its registered assigns or successors in interest (the “ Payee ”) the principal sum of Two Hundred Thousand Dollars ($200,000.00) in lawful money of the United States of America, on the terms and conditions described below. All payments on this Note shall be made by check or wire transfer of immediately available funds or as otherwise determined by the Maker to such account as the Payee may from time to time designate by written notice in accordance with the provisions of this Note.


1. Principal. The principal balance of this Promissory Note (this “ Note ”) shall be payable promptly after the date on which the Maker consummates an initial business combination (a “ Business Combination ”) with a target business (as described in its initial public offering prospectus dated March 27, 2019 (the “ Prospectus ”)). In the event that a Business Combination does not close prior to April 1, 2020 (or July 1, 2020 or October 1, 2020, as applicable), this Note shall be deemed to be terminated and no amounts will thereafter be due from Maker to Payee under the terms hereof. The principal balance may not be prepaid without the consent of the Payee.


2. Conversion Rights . The Payee has the right, but not the obligation, to convert this Note, in whole or in part, into private units (the “ Units ”) of the Maker, as described in the Prospectus, by providing the Maker with written notice of its intention to convert this note at least one business day prior to the closing of a Business Combination. The number of Units to be received by the Payee in connection with such conversion shall be an amount determined by dividing (x) the sum of the outstanding principal amount payable to such Payee by (y) $10.00.


(a) Fractional Shares . No fractional Units will be issued upon conversion of this Note. In lieu of any fractional Units to which Payee would otherwise be entitled, Maker will pay to Payee in cash the amount of the unconverted principal balance of this note that would otherwise be converted into such fractional share.


(b) Effect of Conversion . If the Maker timely receives notice of the Payee’s intention to convert this note at least one business day prior to the closing of a Business Combination, this Note shall be deemed to be converted on the date the Business Combination closes. At its expense, the Maker will, as soon as practicable after receiving this Note for cancellation after the closing of a Business Combination (assuming receipt of timely notice of conversion), issue and deliver to Payee, at Payee’s address set forth on the signature page hereto or such other address requested by Payee, a certificate or certificates for the number of Units to which Payee is entitled upon such conversion (bearing such legends as are customary pursuant to applicable state and federal securities laws), including a check payable to Payee for any cash amounts payable as a result of any fractional shares as described herein.





3. Interest. No interest shall accrue on the unpaid principal balance of this Note.


4. Application of Payments. All payments shall be applied first to payment in full of any costs incurred in the collection of any sum due under this Note, including (without limitation) reasonable attorney’s fees, then to the payment in full of any late charges and finally to the reduction of the unpaid principal balance of this Note.


5. Events of Default. The following shall constitute an event of default (“ Event of Default ”):


(a) Failure to Make Required Payments. Failure by Maker to pay the principal of this Note within five (5) business days following the date when due.


(b) Voluntary Liquidation, Etc. The commencement by Maker of a proceeding relating to its bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, rehabilitation or other similar action, or the consent by it to the appointment of, or taking possession by, a receiver, liquidator, assignee, trustee, custodian, sequestrator (or other similar official) for Maker or for any substantial part of its property, or the making by it of any assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the failure of Maker generally to pay its debts as such debts become due, or the taking of corporate action by Maker in furtherance of any of the foregoing.


(c) Involuntary Bankruptcy, Etc. The entry of a decree or order for relief by a court having jurisdiction in the premises in respect of maker in an involuntary case under any applicable bankruptcy, insolvency or similar law, for the appointing of a receiver, liquidator, assignee, custodian, trustee, sequestrator (or similar official) for Maker or for any substantial part of its property, or ordering the winding-up or liquidation of the affairs of Maker, and the continuance of any such decree or order unstayed and in effect for a period of 60 consecutive days.


6. Remedies.


(a) Upon the occurrence of an Event of Default specified in Section 5(a) hereof, Payee may, by written notice to Maker, declare this Note to be due immediately and payable, whereupon the unpaid principal amount of this Note, and all other amounts payable hereunder, shall become immediately due and payable without presentment, demand, protest or other notice of any kind, all of which are hereby expressly waived, anything contained herein or in the documents evidencing the same to the contrary notwithstanding.


(b) Upon the occurrence of an Event of Default specified in Sections 5(b) and 5(c), the unpaid principal balance of this Note, and all other sums payable with regard to this Note, shall automatically and immediately become due and payable, in all cases without any action on the part of Payee.





7. Waivers. Maker and all endorsers and guarantors of, and sureties for, this Note waive presentment for payment, demand, notice of dishonor, protest, and notice of protest with regard to the Note, all errors, defects and imperfections in any proceedings instituted by Payee under the terms of this Note, and all benefits that might accrue to Maker by virtue of any present or future laws exempting any property, real or personal, or any part of the proceeds arising from any sale of any such property, from attachment, levy or sale under execution, or providing for any stay of execution, exemption from civil process, or extension of time for payment; and Maker agrees that any real estate that may be levied upon pursuant to a judgment obtained by virtue hereof, on any writ of execution issued hereon, may be sold upon any such writ in whole or in part in any order desired by Payee.


8. Unconditional Liability. Maker hereby waives all notices in connection with the delivery, acceptance, performance, default, or enforcement of the payment of this Note, and agrees that its liability shall be unconditional, without regard to the liability of any other party, and shall not be affected in any manner by any indulgence, extension of time, renewal, waiver or modification granted or consented to by Payee, and consents to any and all extensions of time, renewals, waivers, or modifications that may be granted by Payee with respect to the payment or other provisions of this Note, and agrees that additional makers, endorsers, guarantors, or sureties may become parties hereto without notice to Maker or affecting Maker’s liability hereunder.


9. Notices. Any notice called for hereunder shall be deemed properly given if (i) sent by certified mail, return receipt requested, (ii) personally delivered, (iii) dispatched by any form of private or governmental express mail or delivery service providing receipted delivery or (iv) sent by facsimile or (v) to the following addresses or to such other address as either party may designate by notice in accordance with this Section:


If to Maker:


8i Enterprises Acquisition Corp

6 Eu Tong Sen Street

#08-13 The Central

Singapore 059817

Attn: Meng Dong (James) Tan


If to Payee:


8i Enterprises Pte Ltd

6 Eu Tong Sen Street

#08-13 The Central

Singapore 059817

Attn: Meng Dong (James) Tan


Notice shall be deemed given on the earlier of (i) actual receipt by the receiving party, (ii) the date shown on a facsimile transmission confirmation, (iii) the date reflected on a signed delivery receipt, or (iv) two (2) Business Days following tender of delivery or dispatch by express mail or delivery service.







11. Jurisdiction. The courts of New York have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute arising out of or in connection with this agreement (including a dispute relating to any non-contractual obligations arising out of or in connection with this agreement) and the parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of New York.


12. Severability. Any provision contained in this Note which is prohibited or unenforceable in any jurisdiction shall, as to such jurisdiction, be ineffective to the extent of such prohibition or unenforceability without invalidating the remaining provisions hereof, and any such prohibition or unenforceability in any jurisdiction shall not invalidate or render unenforceable such provision in any other jurisdiction.


13. Trust Waiver. Payee has read the Prospectus and understands that Maker has established the trust account described in the Prospectus, initially in an amount of $50.0 million for the benefit of the public stockholders and the underwriters of Maker’s initial public offering (the “ Underwriters ”) and that, except for certain exceptions described in the Prospectus, Maker may disburse monies from the trust account only: (i) to the public stockholders in the event of the conversion of their shares or the liquidation of Maker; or (ii) to Maker and the Underwriters after consummation of a Business Combination.


Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, Payee hereby agrees that it does not have any right, title, interest or claim of any kind in or to any monies in the trust account (the “ Claim ”) and hereby waives any Claim it may have in the future as a result of, or arising out of, any negotiations, contracts or agreements with Maker and will not seek recourse against the trust account for any reason whatsoever.


14. The Payee hereby waives any and all right, title, interest or claim of any kind ( Claim ”) in or to any amounts contained in the trust account in which the proceeds of the initial public offering (the “ IPO ”) conducted by the Maker and the proceeds of the sale of securities in a private placement to occur prior to the effectiveness of the IPO, as described in greater detail in the registration statement and prospectus to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission in connection with the IPO, will be placed, and hereby agrees not to seek recourse, reimbursement, payment or satisfaction for any Claim from the trust account or any distribution therefrom for any reason whatsoever.


15. Amendment; Waiver. Any amendment hereto or waiver of any provision hereof may be made with, and only with, the written consent of the Maker and the Payee.


16. Assignment. No assignment or transfer of this Note or any rights or obligations hereunder may be made by any party hereto (by operation of law or otherwise) without the prior written consent of the other party hereto and any attempted assignment without the required consent shall be void.


17. Further Assurance. The Maker shall, at its own cost and expense, execute and do (or procure to be executed and done by any other necessary party) all such deeds, documents, acts and things as the Payee may from time to time require as may be necessary to give full effect to this Promissory Note.


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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, Maker, intending to be legally bound hereby, has caused this Note to be duly executed by its Chief Executive Officer the day and year first above written.


  By: /s/ Meng Dong (James) Tan
  Name:  Meng Dong (James) Tan
  Title: Chief Executive Officer


Accepted and Agreed:
By: /s/ Meng Dong (James) Tan  
Name:  Meng Dong (James) Tan  
Title: Director