As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 22, 2022
Registration No. 333-
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933
PERELLA WEINBERG PARTNERS
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
(Primary Standard Industrial Classification Code Number)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)
767 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York 10153
(Address, Including Zip Code, and Telephone Number, Including Area Code, of Registrant’s Principal Executive Offices)
Vladimir Shendelman, Esq.
Perella Weinberg Partners 767 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York 10153
(Address, Including Zip Code, and Telephone Number, Including Area Code, of Registrant’s Agent of Service)
Joseph A. Coco, Esq.
Michael J. Schwartz, Esq.
Blair T. Thetford, Esq.
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
One Manhattan West
New York, NY 10001
Richard D. Truesdell, Jr., Esq.
Derek Dostal, Esq.
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
450 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017
Approximate date of commencement of proposed sale to the public
: As soon as practicable after this Registration Statement becomes effective.
If the securities being registered on this form are being offered in connection with the formation of a holding company and there is compliance with General Instruction G, check the following box. ☐
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The registrant hereby amends this Registration Statement on such date or dates as may be necessary to delay its effective date until the registrant shall file a further amendment which specifically states that this Registration Statement shall thereafter become effective in accordance with Section 8(a) of the Securities Act of 1933 or until the Registration Statement shall become effective on such date as the Commission, acting pursuant to said Section 8(a), may determine.
The information in this document may change. The registrant may not complete the offer and issue these securities until the registration statement filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission is effective. This document is not an offer to sell these securities and it is not soliciting an offer to buy these securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities, in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale is not permitted or would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.
PRELIMINARY — SUBJECT TO COMPLETION, DATED JULY 22, 2022
PROSPECTUS/OFFER TO EXCHANGE
PERELLA WEINBERG PARTNERS
Offer to Exchange Warrants to Acquire Shares of Class A Common Stock
Perella Weinberg Partners
Shares of Class A Common Stock
Perella Weinberg Partners
THE OFFER AND WITHDRAWAL RIGHTS WILL EXPIRE AT ONE MINUTE AFTER 11:59 P.M., EASTERN STANDARD TIME, ON AUGUST 18, 2022, UNLESS THE OFFER IS EXTENDED OR EARLIER TERMINATED.
Terms of the Offer and Consent Solicitation
Until the Expiration Date (as defined below), we are offering to the holders of our Warrants (as defined below) to purchase shares of Class A Common Stock, $0.0001 par value per share (“Class A Common Stock”), of Perella Weinberg Partners (the “Company”), the opportunity to receive 0.20 shares of Class A Common Stock in exchange for each of our Warrants tendered by the holder (“Warrant Holder”) and exchanged pursuant to the offer (the “Offer”).
The Offer is being made to all Warrant Holders. The Warrants are governed by the warrant agreement, dated as of September 24, 2020 (the “Warrant Agreement”), by and between the Company (f/k/a FinTech Acquisition Corp. IV) and Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, as amended by Amendment No. 1 to Warrant Agreement, dated as of November 10, 2021, by and among the Company, Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company and American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC, as warrant agent. Our Class A Common Stock and our Warrants are listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market (“Nasdaq”) under the symbols “PWP” and “PWPPW,” respectively. As of July 19, 2022, a total of 7,869,975 Warrants were outstanding, consisting of 7,666,642 Public Warrants (as defined below) and 203,333 Private Placement Warrants (as defined below). Pursuant to the Offer, we are offering up to an aggregate of 1,573,995 shares of our Class A Common Stock in exchange for all of the Warrants.
Each Warrant Holder whose Warrants are exchanged pursuant to the Offer will receive 0.20 shares of our Class A Common Stock for each Warrant tendered by such holder and exchanged. No fractional shares of Class A Common Stock will be issued pursuant to the Offer. In lieu of issuing fractional shares, any Warrant Holder who would otherwise have been entitled to receive fractional shares pursuant to the Offer will, after aggregating all such fractional shares of such holder, be paid in cash (without interest) in an amount equal to such fractional part of a share multiplied by the last sale price of our Class A Common Stock on the Nasdaq on the last trading day of the
Offer Period (as defined below). Our obligation to complete the Offer is not conditioned on the receipt of a minimum number of tendered Warrants.
Concurrently with the Offer, we are also soliciting consents (the “Consent Solicitation”) from Warrant Holders of the Public Warrants (the “Consent Warrants”) to amend the Warrant Agreement, which governs all of the Warrants, to permit the Company to require that each Warrant (including each Private Placement Warrant) that is outstanding upon the closing of the Offer be converted into 0.18 shares of Class A Common Stock, which is a ratio 10% less than the exchange ratio applicable to the Offer (the “Warrant Amendment”). Pursuant to the terms of the Warrant Agreement, all except certain specified modifications or amendments require the vote or written consent of holders of at least 65% of the outstanding Public Warrants.
Parties representing approximately 45.9% of the Public Warrants have agreed to tender their Warrants in the Offer and to consent to the Warrant Amendment in the Consent Solicitation pursuant to a tender and support agreement (the “Tender and Support Agreement”). Accordingly, if holders of an additional approximately 19.1% of the outstanding Public Warrants consent to the Warrant Amendment in the Consent Solicitation, and the other conditions described herein are satisfied or waived, then the Warrant Amendment will be adopted. For additional detail regarding the Tender and Support Agreement, see “
Market Information, Dividends and Related Stockholder Matters — Transactions and Agreements Concerning Our Securities — Tender and Support Agreement.
You may not consent to the Warrant Amendment without tendering your Consent Warrants in the Offer and you may not tender such Warrants without consenting to the Warrant Amendment. The consent to the Warrant Amendment is a part of the letter of transmittal and consent (as it may be supplemented and amended from time to time, the “Letter of Transmittal and Consent”) relating to the Warrants, and therefore by tendering your Consent Warrants for exchange you will be delivering to us your consent. You may revoke your consent at any time prior to the Expiration Date (as defined below) by withdrawing the Consent Warrants you have tendered in the Offer.
The Offer and Consent Solicitation is made solely upon the terms and conditions in this Prospectus/Offer to Exchange and in the Letter of Transmittal and Consent. The Offer and Consent Solicitation will expire at one minute after 11:59 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, on August 18, 2022, or such later time and date to which we may extend (the period during which the Offer and Consent Solicitation is open, giving effect to any withdrawal or extension, is referred to as the “Offer Period,” and the date and time at which the Offer Period ends is referred to as the “Expiration Date”). We are not aware of any U.S. state where the making of the Offer and the Consent Solicitation is not in compliance with applicable law. If we become aware of any U.S. state where the making of the Offer and the Consent Solicitation or the acceptance of the Warrants pursuant to the Offer is not in compliance with applicable law, we will make a good faith effort to comply with the applicable law. If, after such good faith effort, we cannot comply with the applicable law, the Offer and the Consent Solicitation will not be made to (nor will tenders be accepted from or on behalf of) the Warrant Holders.
We may withdraw the Offer and Consent Solicitation only if the conditions to the Offer and Consent Solicitation are not satisfied or waived prior to the Expiration Date. Promptly upon any such withdrawal, we will return the tendered Warrants to the Warrant Holders (and, with respect to the Consent Warrants, the related consent to the Warrant Amendment will be revoked).
You may tender some or all of your Warrants into the Offer. If you elect to tender Warrants in response to the Offer and Consent Solicitation, please follow the instructions in this Prospectus/Offer to Exchange and the related documents, including the Letter of Transmittal and Consent. If you tender Warrants, you may withdraw your tendered Warrants at any time before the Expiration Date and retain them on their current terms or amended terms if the Warrant Amendment is approved, by following the instructions in this Prospectus/Offer to Exchange. In addition, tendered Warrants that are not accepted by us for exchange by September 16, 2022, may thereafter be withdrawn by you until such time as the Warrants are accepted by us for exchange. If you withdraw the tender of your Consent Warrants, your consent to the Warrant Amendment will be withdrawn as a result.
Warrants not exchanged for shares of our Class A Common Stock pursuant to the Offer will remain outstanding subject to their current terms or amended terms if the Warrant Amendment is approved. We reserve the right to redeem any of the Warrants, as applicable, pursuant to their current terms at any time, including prior to the completion of the Offer and Consent Solicitation, and if the Warrant Amendment is approved, we intend to require the conversion of all Warrants to shares of Class A Common Stock as provided in the Warrant Amendment. Our
Warrants are currently listed on the Nasdaq under the symbol “PWPPW”; however, our Warrants may be delisted if, following the completion of the Offer and Consent Solicitation, the extent of public distribution or the aggregate market value of the Warrants has become so reduced as to make further listing inadvisable or unavailable.
The Offer and Consent Solicitation is conditioned upon the effectiveness of the registration statement on Form S-4, of which this Prospectus/Offer to Exchange forms a part, that we filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) regarding the shares of Class A Common Stock issuable upon exchange of the Warrants pursuant to the Offer.
Our board of directors (the “Board”) has approved the Offer and Consent Solicitation. However, neither we nor any of our management, the Board, or the information agent, the exchange agent or the dealer manager for the Offer and Consent Solicitation is making any recommendation as to whether Warrant Holders should tender Warrants for exchange in the Offer and, as applicable, consent to the Warrant Amendment in the Consent Solicitation. Each Warrant Holder must make its own decision as to whether to exchange some or all of its Warrants and, as applicable, consent to the Warrant Amendment.
All questions concerning the terms of the Offer and Consent Solicitation should be directed to the dealer manager:
Citigroup Global Markets Inc.
388 Greenwich Street, Trading, Fourth Floor
New York, New York 10013
All questions concerning exchange procedures and requests for additional copies of this Prospectus/Offer to Exchange, the Letter of Transmittal and Consent or the Notice of Guaranteed Delivery should be directed to the information agent:
D.F. King & Co., Inc.
48 Wall Street, 22nd Floor
New York, New York 10005
Call Toll-Free: (866) 342-4881
Banks and Brokers Only: (212) 269-5550
We will amend our offering materials, including this Prospectus/Offer to Exchange, to the extent required by applicable securities laws to disclose any material changes to information previously published, sent or given to Warrant Holders.
The securities offered by this Prospectus/Offer to Exchange involve risks. Before participating in the Offer and consenting to the Warrant Amendment, you are urged to read carefully the section titled “Risk Factors” beginning on page
of this Prospectus/Offer to Exchange and in our 2021 Annual Report (as defined below), as well as any subsequently filed Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K (other than, in each case, information furnished rather than filed), which are incorporated herein by reference.
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