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|Item 4.01||Changes in Registrant's Certifying Accountant.|
|(a)||Dismissal of independent registered public accounting firm|
On February 27, 2023, the board of directors (the “Board”) of PhenixFIN Corporation (the “Company”) dismissed Ernst & Young LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm. The Board’s decision to dismiss Ernst & Young LLP was recommended by the audit committee of the Board.
The audit reports of Ernst & Young LLP on the Company's consolidated financial statements as of and for the fiscal years ended September 30, 2021 and 2022 did not contain an adverse opinion or disclaimer of opinion and were not qualified or modified as to uncertainty, audit scope or accounting principles. During the fiscal years ended September 30, 2021 and 2022 and the subsequent period preceding February 27, 2023, there were no disagreements with Ernst & Young LLP on any matter of accounting principles or practices, financial statement disclosure or auditing scope or procedure, which disagreements, if not resolved to the satisfaction of Ernst & Young LLP, would have caused it to make reference to the subject matter of such disagreements in connection with its reports, nor were there any “reportable events”, as such term is described in Item 304(a)(1)(v) of Regulation S-K promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”).
The Company provided Ernst & Young LLP with a copy of this Form 8-K prior to its filing with the SEC and requested that Ernst & Young LLP provide the Company with a letter addressed to the SEC stating whether it agrees with the above statements. A copy of Ernst & Young LLP’s letter dated March 3, 2023 is filed as an exhibit to this Form 8-K.
|(b)||Appointment of new independent registered public accounting firm|
On February 27, 2023, upon the recommendation of the audit committee, the Board approved the appointment of KPMG LLP to serve as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm to audit the Company’s consolidated financial statements for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2023.
During the fiscal years ended September 30, 2021 and 2022 and through February 27, 2023, neither the Company nor any person on its behalf has consulted with KPMG LLP with respect to either (i) the application of accounting principles to a specified transaction, either completed or proposed, or the type of audit opinion that might be rendered on the Company's consolidated financial statements or (ii) any matter that was either the subject of a “disagreement” or a “reportable event” as such terms are described in Items 304(a)(1)(iv) or 304(a)(1)(v), respectively, of Regulation S-K promulgated under the Exchange Act.
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|16.1||Letter of Ernst & Young LLP|
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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, PhenixFIN Corporation has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|DATE: March 3, 2023||PHENIXFIN CORPORATION|
|/s/ David Lorber|
|Name: David Lorber|
|Title: Chief Executive Officer|
March 3, 2023
Securities and Exchange Commission
100 F Street, N.E.
Washington, DC 20549
Ladies and Gentlemen:
We have read Item 4.01 of Form 8-K dated March 3, 2023, of PhenixFin Corporation and are in agreement with the statements contained in the paragraph 4.01(a) on page 2 therein. We have no basis to agree or disagree with other statements of the registrant contained therein.