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): October 26, 2022

AgroFresh Solutions, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware 001-36316 46-4007249
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation or organization)
(Commission File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification Number)
One Washington Square
510-530 Walnut Street, Suite 1350
Philadelphia, PA
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
(Zip Code)
(267) 317-9139
Registrant's telephone number, including area code

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 Trading Symbol(s) Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share AGFS The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC

Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On October 24, 2022, a special committee (the “Special Committee”) of the board of directors (the “Board”) of AgroFresh Solutions, Inc. (the “Company”) agreed with Paine Schwartz Partners (“Paine Schwartz”) to pursue a transaction pursuant to which Paine Schwartz would acquire all of the outstanding common stock of the Company (“Common Stock”) for $3.00 per share in cash and which would (i) not be conditioned upon Paine Schwartz’s ability to obtain financing or obtain any waiver or amendment under any agreement of the Company related to indebtedness, and (ii) be conditioned upon approval by a fully empowered special committee of independent, non‑management directors and upon the approval of the holders of a majority of the Common Stock owned by disinterested stockholders in accordance with the framework established under Kahn v. M&F Worldwide Corp. and its progeny, and such conditions will be non‑waivable (the “Proposed Transaction”).

The Proposed Transaction is subject to, among other things, Paine Schwartz’s satisfaction of confirmatory diligence and negotiation and execution of definitive documentation. The Board, acting through the Special Committee, granted Paine Schwartz a limited waiver (the “Limited Waiver”) of the standstill restrictions contained in the Investment Agreement dated June 13, 2020 by and between the Company and an affiliate of Paine Schwartz to permit Paine Schwartz to disclose the Proposed Transaction by filing an amendment to the statements on Schedules 13D and 13D/A previously filed by Paine Schwartz in compliance with the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, complete confirmatory diligence, engage with and enter into arrangements with financing sources and negotiate definitive documentation in respect of the Proposed Transaction and, if later approved by the Board upon the recommendation of the Special Committee, enter into the Proposed Transaction. The foregoing description of the Limited Waiver does not purport to be complete and is subject to, and qualified in its entirety by, the full text of the Limited Waiver, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit 10.1 to this report and is incorporated herein by reference.

The Company cautions its stockholders and others considering trading in Company securities that no agreement between Paine Schwartz and the Company relating to the Proposed Transaction will be created unless definitive documentation is executed and delivered by the appropriate parties.

The Company does not undertake any obligation to provide any updates with respect to this or any other transaction, or to provide any additional disclosures to reflect subsequent events, new information or future circumstances, except as required under applicable law.

Perella Weinberg Partners LP is serving as financial advisor to the Special Committee. Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP is serving as legal advisor to the Special Committee. Morrison & Foerster LLP is serving as legal advisor to the Company.

Item 9.01 Exhibits

(d) Exhibits.
Waiver Letter, dated October 26, 2022

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: October 26, 2022
By: /s/ Thomas Ermi
Name: Thomas Ermi
Title: Vice President and General Counsel

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