Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 1, 2022

Skillsoft Corp.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)






(State or other
jurisdiction of

(Commission File

(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)

300 Innovative Way, Suite 201

Nashua, NH



(Address of principal executive offices)

(Zip Code)

(603) 324-3000

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each class


Symbol (s)


Name of each exchange on which registered

Class A common stock, $0.0001 par value per share


New York Stock Exchange



New York Stock Exchange

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

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Item 8.01 Other Events.

On April 4, 2022, Skillsoft Corp. (the “Company”) completed the previously announced mergers (the “Mergers”) pursuant to that certain Agreement and Plan of Merger, by and among the Company, Ryzac, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Codecademy”), Skillsoft Finance II, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Borrower”), Skillsoft Newco I, Inc., a Delaware corporation and direct wholly-owned subsidiary of Borrower, Skillsoft Newco II, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and direct wholly-owned subsidiary of Borrower, and Fortis Advisors LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, solely in its capacity as the representative of the equity holders of Codecademy. Pursuant to the completion of the Mergers, the Company acquired Codecademy on April 4, 2022.

This Current Report on Form 8-K is being filed by the Company solely as a result of the need to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) the unaudited condensed financial statements of Codecademy, comprised of the balance sheet as of March 31, 2022 and the related statements of operations, changes in stockholders’ equity, and cash flows for the quarterly period then ended, and the related notes thereto, in connection with the filing of a registration statement pursuant to the Company’s obligations under certain registration rights agreements.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(a) Financial statements of businesses acquired.

The unaudited condensed financial statements of Codecademy as of and for the quarterly period ended March 31, 2022, and the notes related thereto, are filed as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.


Exhibit No.




Ryzac, Inc. unaudited condensed financial statements as of and for the quarterly period ended March 31, 2022.


Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).

Forward Looking Statements

This Current Report on Form 8-K, including its exhibits, includes statements that are, or may be deemed to be, “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, which are intended to be covered by the safe harbors created by those laws. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, that address activities, events or developments that we expect or anticipate may occur in the future, including such things as our outlook (including bookings, revenue and adjusted EBITDA), our product development and planning, our pipeline, future capital expenditures, share repurchases, financial results, the impact of regulatory changes, existing and evolving business strategies and acquisitions and dispositions, demand for our services and competitive strengths, goals, the benefits of new initiatives, growth of our business and operations, and our ability to successfully implement our plans, strategies, objectives, expectations and intentions are forward-looking statements. Also, when we use words such as “may,” “will,” “would,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “plan,” “project,” “forecast,” “seek,” “outlook,” “target,” “goal,” “probably,” or similar expressions, we are making forward-looking statements. Such statements are based upon the current beliefs and expectations of the Company’s management and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties. All forward-looking disclosure is speculative by its nature.

There are important risks, uncertainties, events and factors that could cause our actual results or performance to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements contained in this document, including:

our ability to realize the benefits expected from the business combination between the Company, Churchill Capital Corp. II, and Global Knowledge, and other recent transactions, including our acquisitions of Pluma and Codecademy, and disposition of SumTotal;
the impact of U.S. and worldwide economic trends, financial market conditions, geopolitical events, natural disasters, climate change, public health crises, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic (including any
variant), political crises, or other catastrophic events on our business, liquidity, financial condition and results of operations;
our ability to attract and retain key employees and qualified technical and sales personnel;
our reliance on third parties to provide us with learning content, subject matter expertise, and content productions and the impact on our business if our relationships with these third parties are terminated;
fluctuations in our future operating results;
our ability to successfully identify, consummate, and achieve strategic objectives in connection with our acquisition opportunities and realize the benefits expected from the acquisition;
the demand for, and acceptance of, our products and for cloud-based technology learning solutions in general;
our ability to compete successfully in competitive markets and changes in the competitive environment in our industry and the markets in which we operate;
our ability to market existing products and develop new products;
a failure of our information technology infrastructure or any significant breach of security, including in relation to the migration of our key platforms from our systems to cloud storage;
future regulatory, judicial, and legislative changes in our industry;
our ability to comply with laws and regulations applicable to our business, including shifting global privacy, data protection, and cyber and information security laws and regulations, as well as state privacy and data protection laws;
a failure to achieve and maintain effective internal control over financial reporting;
fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates;
our ability to protect or obtain intellectual property rights;
our ability to raise additional capital;
the impact of our indebtedness on our financial position and operating flexibility;
our ability to meet future liquidity requirements and comply with restrictive covenants related to long-term indebtedness;
our ability to implement our share repurchase program successfully;
our ability to successfully defend ourselves in legal proceedings; and
our ability to continue to meet applicable listing standards.

The foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive and new factors may emerge from time to time that could also affect actual performance and results. For more information, please see the risk factors included in our Form 10-K filed with the SEC for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2022.

Although we believe that the assumptions underlying our forward-looking statements are reasonable, any of these assumptions, and therefore also the forward-looking statements based on these assumptions, could themselves prove to be inaccurate. Given the significant uncertainties inherent in the forward-looking statements included in this document, our inclusion of this information is not a representation or guarantee by us that our objectives and plans will be achieved. Annualized, projected, and estimated numbers are used for illustrative purpose only, are not forecasts and may not reflect actual results.  Additionally, statements as to market share, industry data, and our market position are based on the most currently available data available to us and our estimates regarding market position or other industry data included in this document or otherwise discussed by us involve risks and uncertainties and are subject to change based on various factors, including as set forth above.

Our forward-looking statements speak only as of the date made and we do not undertake to update these forward-looking statements unless required by applicable law. With regard to these risks, uncertainties, and assumptions, the forward-looking events discussed in this document may not occur, and we caution you against unduly relying on these forward-looking statements.


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: December 1, 2022



/s/ Richard Walker

Richard Walker

Chief Financial Officer