Form 8-K












Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) November 13, 2018




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   001-11442   34-1712937

(State of other jurisdiction

of incorporation or organization)



File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)


3055 Torrington Drive

Ball Ground, Georgia

(Address of principal executive offices)   (ZIP Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (770) 721-8800


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



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Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

As previously disclosed, on September 26, 2018, Chart Industries, Inc. (“Chart”), entered into a Share Purchase Agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”) with the shareholders of VRV s.p.a. (“VRV”), an Italian company headquartered in Milan, Italy. On November 13, 2018, Chart entered into an Amended and Restated Share Purchase Agreement (the “Amendment”) with the original parties as well as VRV that replaces in full the original Purchase Agreement. Immediately thereafter, Chart assigned all of its rights and obligations under the Amendment to VRV Holdings S.r.l. (“Holdings”), a newly formed Italian subsidiary of Chart. The Amendment provides for a revised transaction structure pursuant to which Holdings acquired VRV Technoservice S.r.l. (“VRV Technoservice”), a newly formed Italian company wholly owned by VRV (the “Acquisition”). Prior to the Acquisition, as contemplated in the Amendment, VRV contributed substantially all of its business to VRV Technoservice. VRV Technoservice will change its name to VRV S.r.l. following the Acquisition.

The foregoing summary of the Amendment contained in this Item 1.01 does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Amendment, a copy of which is filed herewith as Exhibit 2.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

On November 15, 2018, Chart issued a press release announcing the closing of the Acquisition. As previously disclosed, Chart used a combination of available cash on hand and debt under its credit facility to fund the Acquisition. A copy of Chart’s press release is furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

All information in the press release is furnished and shall not be deemed “filed” with the Securities and Exchange Commission for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, or otherwise be subject to the liability of that Section, and shall not be deemed to be incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, except to the extent that Chart specifically incorporated it by reference.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.


Exhibit No.



2.1    Amended and Restated Share Purchase Agreement, by and among Chart Industries, Inc., Alessandro Spada, Elena Spada, Federico Spada and VRV S.p.a. dated as of November 13, 2018.
99.1    Press release issued by Chart, dated as of November 15, 2018, announcing its entry into the Amendment and closing of the Acquisition.


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.


    Chart Industries, Inc.
Date: November 15, 2018      

/s/ Jillian C. Evanko

      Jillian C. Evanko

Chief Executive Officer, President and

Chief Financial Officer