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): July 14, 2023
Spark Networks SE
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|Germany|| ||001-38252|| ||N/A|
(State or other jurisdiction
Kohlfurter Straße 41/43
Berlin Germany 10999
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (+49) 30 868000
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
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|American Depository Shares each representing one-tenth of an ordinary share||LOV|
The Nasdaq Stock Market, LLC
Ordinary shares, €1.00 nominal value per share*
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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
As previously disclosed, on March 11, 2022, Spark Networks SE (the “Company”) entered into a Financing Agreement (the “Financing Agreement”) with Zoosk, Inc. (“Zoosk”) and Spark Networks, Inc., the subsidiary guarantors party thereto, the lenders party thereto, and MGG Investment Group LP (“MGG”), as administrative agent and collateral agent, providing for senior secured term loans in the aggregate principal amount of $100 million. On August 5, 2022, the Company entered into Amendment No.1 to Financing Agreement, which revised certain financial covenants related to the testing of the Company’s quarterly leverage ratio and the Company’s minimum market spend. On March 29, 2023, the Company entered into Amendment No. 2 to Financing Agreement and Forbearance Agreement (the “Forbearance Agreement”) which granted forbearance until May 15, 2023 with respect to the Company’s receipt of a going concern opinion on the condition that the Company retain a financial advisor, and amended the definition of Adjusted EBITDA in the Financing Agreement. On May 15, 2023 the Company entered into Amendment No. 1 to Forbearance Agreement which extended the forbearance termination date to May 25, 2023 and added to the forbearance the Company’s failure to deliver to the collateral agent a control agreement.
On May 25, 2023, the Company entered into Amendment No. 2 to Forbearance Agreement (the “Second Amendment”) which extended the forbearance period termination date to June 15, 2023 and removed from the forbearance the Company’s failure to deliver to the collateral agent a control agreement (as moot). No other changes were made to the Financing Agreement.
On June 15, 2023, the Company entered into Amendment No. 3 to Forbearance Agreement (the “Third Amendment”) which extends the forbearance period termination date to July 14, 2023, conditioned on (i) by June 19, 2023, the delivery to MGG of an engagement letter appointing Adrian Frankum of Ankura Consulting Group, LLC (“Ankura”) as special project officer, (ii) by June 30, 2023, the Company must cause its financial advisor to deliver to MGG a bottoms-up, step-by-step operational performance improvement plan with a fully integrated financial model, including restructuring options and future capital and liquidity requirements of the Company (the “Transition Plan”), (iii) by July 7, 2023, approval by the Company’s board of directors of the Transition Plan; and (iv) by July 7, 2023, the Company must engage an auditor to provide an IDW-S6 opinion.
On July 14, 2023, the Company entered into Amendment No. 4 to Forbearance Agreement (the “Fourth Amendment”) which extends the forbearance period termination date to July 21, 2023.
The foregoing description of the Fourth Amendment does not purport to be complete and is subject to, and qualified in its entirety by, the full text of the Fourth Amendment, a copy of which is filed hereto as Exhibit 10.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
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.
Spark Networks SE
|Dated: July 17, 2023||By:||/s/ Frederic Beckley|
| ||Frederic Beckley|
| ||General Counsel & Chief Administrative Officer|