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): January 24, 2022
BANYAN ACQUISITION CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction
400 Skokie Blvd
Northbrook, Illinois 60062
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (847) 757-3812
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Title of each class||Trading
|Name of each exchange|
on which registered
|Units, each consisting of one share of Class A Common Stock and one-half of one redeemable warrant||BYN.U||New York Stock Exchange|
|Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share||BYN||New York Stock Exchange|
|Redeemable warrants, each whole warrant exercisable for one share of Class A common stock at an exercise price of $11.50 per share||BYN.WS||New York Stock Exchange|
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 (17 CFR 230.425)|
|¨||Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)|
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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 x
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 8.01. Other Events
Consummation of Initial Public Offering
On January 24, 2022, Banyan Acquisition Corporation (the “Company”) consummated its initial public offering (“IPO”) of 24,150,000 units (the “Units”), including the issuance of 3,150,000 Units as a result of the underwriters’ exercise of their over-allotment option in full. Each Unit consists of one share of Class A common stock of the Company, par value $0.0001 per share (the “Class A Common Stock”), and one-half of one redeemable warrant of the Company (each whole warrant, a “Warrant”), with each Warrant entitling the holder thereof to purchase one share of Class A Common Stock for $11.50 per share, subject to adjustment. The Units were sold at a price of $10.00 per Unit, generating gross proceeds to the Company of $241,500,000.
Simultaneously with the closing of the IPO, the Company completed the private sales of an aggregate 11,910,000 warrants (the “Private Placement Warrants”) to Banyan Acquisition Sponsor LLC, the Company’s sponsor, BTIG, LLC and I-Bankers Securities, Inc., including 1,260,000 Private Placement Warrants as a result of the underwriters’ exercise of their over-allotment option in full, at an exercise price of $1.00 per Private Placement Warrant, for an aggregate of $11,910,000. A total of $246,330,000, comprised of $237,720,000 of the proceeds from the IPO (which amount includes $9,660,000 of the deferred underwriting discount) and $8,610,000 of the proceeds of the sale of the Private Placement Warrants, was placed in a trust account at J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, N.A. maintained by Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, acting as trustee.
An audited balance sheet as of January 24, 2022 reflecting receipt of the proceeds upon consummation of the IPO and the Private Placement Warrants 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 Statements and Exhibits.
|99.1||Audited Balance Sheet as of January 24, 2022.|
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.
|BANYAN ACQUISTION CORPORATION|
|By:||/s/ Keith Jaffee|
|Title:||Chief Executive Officer|
Dated: January 31, 2022