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): March 28, 2019
BLACK RIDGE ACQUISITION CORP.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
|(State or Other Jurisdiction||(Commission||(IRS Employer|
|of Incorporation)||File Number)||Identification No.)|
c/o Black Ridge Oil & Gas, Inc.
110 North 5th Street, Suite 410
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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|Item 2.03||Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant|
The information included in Item 3.02 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is also incorporated by reference into this Item 2.03 of this Current Report on Form 8-K to the extent required.
|Item 3.02||Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities|
On March 28, 2019, Black Ridge Acquisition Corp. (the “Company”) issued a $200,000 convertible promissory note to Black Ridge Oil & Gas, Inc., an affiliate of the Company’s officers and directors (the “Lender”). The loan is unsecured, non-interest bearing and is payable at the consummation by the Company of a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, or other similar business combination, with one or more businesses or entities (a “Business Combination”). Upon consummation of a Business Combination, the principal balance of the note may be converted, at the holder’s option, to units at a price of $10.00 per unit. The terms of the units will be identical to the units issued by the Company in its initial public offering, except the warrants included in such units will be non-redeemable and may be exercised on a cashless basis, in each case so long as they continue to be held by the Lender or its permitted transferees. If the Lender converts the entire principal balance of the convertible promissory note, it would receive 20,000 units. If a Business Combination is not consummated, the note will not be repaid by the Company and all amounts owed thereunder by the Company will be forgiven except to the extent that the Company has funds available to it outside of its trust account established in connection with the initial public offering. The issuance of the note to the Lender was exempt pursuant to Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
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: March 29, 2019|
|BLACK RIDGE ACQUISITION CORP.|
|By:||/s/ Ken DeCubellis|
|Name: Ken DeCubellis|
|Title:Chairman and Chief Executive Officer|