Washington, D.C. 20549









Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 25, 2021 (March 19, 2021)


Athena Technology Acquisition Corp.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware   001-40209   85-4204953
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
  (IRS Employer
Identification No.)


125 Townpark Drive, Suite 300

Kennesaw, GA 30144

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (970) 924-0446


Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)


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


Title of each class  



  Name of each exchange on which registered
Units, each consisting of one share of Class A Common Stock and one-third of one Redeemable Warrant   ATHN.U   New York Stock Exchange
Class A Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share   ATHN   New York Stock Exchange

Warrants, each exercisable for one share Class A Common Stock for $11.50 per share 

  ATHN WS   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 þ


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.


On March 19, 2021, Athena Technology Acquisition Corp. (the “Company”) consummated its initial public offering (the “IPO”) of 25,000,000 units (the “Units”). Each Unit consists of one share of Class A common stock of the Company, par value $0.0001 per share (“Class A Common Stock”), and one-third of one redeemable warrant of the Company (each whole warrant, a “Warrant”), with each whole Warrant entitling the holder thereof to purchase one share of Class A Common Stock for $11.50 per share. The Units were sold at a price of $10.00 per Unit, generating gross proceeds to the Company of $250,000,000. The Company granted the underwriters in the IPO a 45-day option to purchase up to 3,750,000 additional Units solely to cover over-allotments, if any.


On March 19, 2021, simultaneously with the consummation of the IPO, the Company issued in a private sale (the “Private Placement”) 700,000 units (the “Private Placement Units”) to Athena Technology Sponsor LLC, for approximately $7,000,000.


A total of $250,000,000, comprised of $245,000,000 of the proceeds from the IPO (which amount includes $8,750,000 of the underwriters’ deferred underwriting commissions) and $5,000,000 of the proceeds of the sale of the Private Placement Warrants, was placed in a U.S.-based trust account maintained by Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, acting as trustee.


An audited balance sheet as of March 19, 2021 reflecting receipt of the proceeds upon consummation of the IPO and the Private Placement 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.


(d)  Exhibits


Exhibit No.   Description
99.1   Audited Balance Sheet as of March 19, 2021.







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.


  Athena Technology Acquisition Corp.
  By: /s/ Phyllis W. Newhouse
    Name:   Phyllis W. Newhouse
    Title: Chief Executive Officer
Dated: March 25, 2021