Washington, D.C. 20549









Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 15, 2021


Mallard Acquisition Corp.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware   001-39611   84-4904992
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
  (IRS Employer
Identification No.)


19701 Bethel Church Road, Suite 302
Cornelius, NC 28031
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (813) 407-0444


Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)


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


Title of each class  



  Name of each exchange on which registered
Units, each consisting of one share of  Common Stock and one Redeemable Warrant entitling the holder to purchase one-half of one share of Common Stock   MACUU   The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC
 Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share   MACU   The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC
Warrants, each exercisable for one-half share of  Common Stock for $11.50 per whole share   MACUW   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).


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 7.01.        Regulation FD Disclosure.


On April 12, 2021, the staff (the “Staff”) of the Division of Corporation Finance of the Securities and Exchange Commission issued a statement entitled “Staff Statement on Accounting and Reporting Considerations for Warrants Issued by Special Purpose Acquisition Companies” (the “Staff Statement”). The Staff Statement, among other things, highlights the potential accounting implications of certain terms that are common in warrants issued in connection with the initial public offerings of special purpose acquisition companies (“SPAC”) such as Mallard Acquisition Corp. (the “Company”). The Staff Statement reflects the Staff’s view that in many cases, warrants issued by SPACs should be characterized as liabilities for accounting purposes, rather than as equity securities, unless certain conditions are met.


The Company has not yet filed its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020 (the “Form 10-K”), and had expected to file the Form 10-K on or prior to April 15, 2021, the extended deadline for the Form 10-K.  However, the Company is evaluating the applicability and impact of the Staff Statement on its financial statements to be included in the Form 10-K and believes, on a preliminary basis, that both its public and private warrants may be required to be accounted for as liabilities in the Form 10-K. Because the Company needs additional time to review these matters in detail and to discuss these matters with Marcum LLP, its independent registered public accounting firm, the Company will be unable to file the Form 10-K on a timely basis, but is working diligently to file the Form 10-K as soon as practicable.








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.


  Mallard Acquisition Corp.
  By:  /s/ P. Jeffrey Leck
    Name: P. Jeffrey Leck
Title: Chief Executive Officer, President and Director


Dated: April 15, 2021