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): April 5, 2018
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(State or Other Jurisdiction
16-017, 85 BROAD STREET,
NEW YORK, NY
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|Item 4.01||Change in Registrant’s Certifying Accountant|
On April 5, 2018, Longfin Corp. (the “Company”) was notified that its independent registered public accounting firm, CohnReznick LLP (“CohnReznick”) had resigned its engagement with the Company, which resignation was effective immediately. CohnReznick was engaged by the Company on February 7, 2018. CohnReznick’s resignation as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm was accepted by the Audit Committee of the Company on April 5, 2018.
During the period from February 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017, the financial statements for which period were audited by CohnReznick, and in the subsequent interim period from February 7, 2018 to April 5, 2018 when CohnReznick was the auditor of record, (i) there were no disagreements with CohnReznick on any matter of accounting principles or practices, financial statement disclosure, or auditing scope or procedures, which disagreements, if not resolved to CohnReznick’s satisfaction, would have caused CohnReznick to make reference in connection with its opinion to the subject matter of the disagreement, and (ii) there were no “reportable events,” as that term is described in Item 304(a)(1)(v) of Regulation S-K. CohnReznick audited the financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2017, which had been prepared assuming that the Company would continue as a going concern and included an explanatory paragraph regarding the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. Other than the going concern explanatory paragraph, the report of CohnReznick on the Company’s financial statements as of and for the period ended December 31, 2017 did not contain an adverse opinion or a disclaimer of an opinion, and was not qualified or modified as to uncertainty, audit scope or accounting principles. Concurrently with the issuance of its report on its audit of the Company’s financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2017, CohnReznick advised the Company that material weaknesses in internal control over financial reporting existed.
Attached as Exhibit 16.1 is a letter from CohnReznick addressed to the Securities and Exchange Commission stating that it concurs with the statements made by the Company with respect to CohnReznick in this Current Report on Form 8-K.
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits|
|16.1||Letter of CohnReznick LLP to the SEC dated April 5, 2018|
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: April 9, 2018
|/s/ Venkata Meenavalli|
April 5, 2018
Securities and Exchange Commission
100 F Street, N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20549-7561
We have read the statements made by Longfin Corp. in its Form 8-K dated April 5, 2018, which we understand will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, pursuant to Item 4.01 of Form 8-K. We agree with the statements concerning our Firm in such Form 8-K.
Very truly yours,
/s/ CohnReznick LLP
Roseland, New Jersey