As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 22, 2023
Registration No. 333-254832
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
POST-EFFECTIVE AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO:
REGISTRATION STATEMENT NO. 333-254832
THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933
(SUCCESSOR-BY-MERGER TO VELODYNE LIDAR, INC.)
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
(Primary Standard Industrial
Classification Code Number)
Velodyne Lidar, Inc.
5521 Hellyer Avenue
San Jose, California 95138
(Address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of registrants principal executive offices)
Chief Executive Officer
350 Treat Avenue
San Francisco, California 94110
(Name, address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of agent for service)
With copies to:
Latham & Watkins LLP
650 Town Center Drive, 20th Floor
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Approximate date of commencement of proposed sale to the public: Not applicable
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DEREGISTRATION OF SECURITIES
This Post-Effective Amendment (the Post-Effective Amendment) filed by Velodyne Lidar, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the Registrant), deregisters all securities remaining unsold or otherwise unissued under the Registration Statement on Form S-1 (No. 333-254832) (the Registration Statement), which was filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) on March 29, 2021, as amended by Pre-Effective Amendment No. 1 to Form S-1 filed with the SEC on May 24, 2021.
On February 10, 2023, pursuant to the Agreement and Plan of Merger (the Merger Agreement), dated as of November 4, 2022, by and among the Registrant, Ouster, Inc., a Delaware corporation (Ouster), Oban Merger Sub, Inc., a Delaware corporation and a direct, wholly owned subsidiary of Ouster (Merger Sub I), and Oban Merger Sub II LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and a direct, wholly owned subsidiary of Ouster (Merger Sub II), Merger Sub I was merged with and into the Registrant (the First Merger), with the Registrant surviving the First Merger as a wholly owned subsidiary of Ouster (the Surviving Corporation). As soon as practicable following the First Merger, the Surviving Corporation merged with and into Merger Sub II, with Merger Sub II surviving as a direct, wholly owned subsidiary of Ouster (the Second Merger, and together with the First Merger, the Mergers).
In connection with the closing of the Mergers, the offering pursuant to the Registration Statement has been terminated. In accordance with undertakings made by the Registrant in the Registration Statement to remove from registration, by means of a post-effective amendment, any of the securities that remain unsold at the termination of the offering, the Registrant hereby removes from registration all securities that were registered but unsold or otherwise unissued under the Registration Statement as of the date hereof.
The foregoing description of the Mergers, the Merger Agreement and the transactions contemplated thereby does not purport to be complete and is subject to, and qualified in its entirety by, the Merger Agreement, which is attached as Exhibit 2.1 to the Registrants Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on November 7, 2022.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the registrant has duly caused this registration statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of San Jose, State of California, on February 22, 2023.
(successor by merger to Velodyne Lidar, Inc.)
/s/ Angus Pacala
No other person is required to sign this Post-Effective Amendment in reliance upon Rule 478 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.