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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-K

 

ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2023

 

or

 

TRANSITION REPORT UNDER SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the transition period from _____________ to ________________

 

Commission file number: 001-40820

 

HHG CAPITAL CORPORATION

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

British Virgin Islands   N/A

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

     

1 Commonwealth Lane

#03-20, Singapore

  149544
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: +65 6659 1335

 

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

 

Title of each class   Trading Symbol(s)   Name of each exchange on which registered
Units, each consisting of one Ordinary Share, par value $0.0001 per share, one Redeemable Warrant entitling the holder to purchase three-fourths (3/4) of an Ordinary Share, and one Right to acquire one-tenth of an Ordinary Share   HHGCU   NASDAQ Capital Market
Ordinary Shares   HHGC   NASDAQ Capital Market
Warrants   HHGCW   NASDAQ Capital Market
Rights   HHGCR   NASDAQ Capital Market

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act: None.

 

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act. Yes ☐ No

 

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act. Yes ☐ No

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes ☒ No ☐

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files). Yes ☒ No ☐

 

Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large accelerated filer Accelerated filer
Non-accelerated filer Smaller reporting company
    Emerging Growth Company

 

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.

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has filed a report on and attestation to its management’s assessment of the effectiveness of its internal control over financial reporting under Section 404(b) of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (15 U.S.C. 7262(b)) by the registered public accounting firm that prepared or issued its audit report.

 

If securities are registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act, indicate by check mark whether the financial statements of the registrant included in the filing reflect the correction of an error to previously issued financial statements.

 

Indicate by check mark whether any of those error corrections are restatements that required a recovery analysis of incentive-based compensation received by any of the registrant’s executive officers during the relevant recovery period pursuant to §240.10D-1(b).

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes No ☐

 

At June 30, 2023, the aggregate market value of the Registrant’s ordinary shares held by non-affiliates of the Registrant was $2,529,764.

 

As of March 28, 2024, the Registrant had 5,050,561 ordinary shares outstanding.

 

DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE

 

None.

 

 

 

 

HHG CAPITAL CORPORATION

 

Annual Report on Form 10-K for the Year Ended December 31, 2023

 

part I  
  ITEM 1. BUSINESS 1
  ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS 12
  ITEM 1B. UNRESOLVED STAFF COMMENTS 12
  ITEM 1C. CYBERSECURITY 12
  ITEM 2. PROPERTIES 12
  ITEM 3. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS 12
  ITEM 4. MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES 12
     
part II  
  ITEM 5. MARKET FOR REGISTRANT’S COMMON EQUITY, RELATED SHAREHOLDER MATTERS AND ISSUER PURCHASES OF EQUITY SECURITIES 13
  ITEM 6. [RESERVED] 14
  ITEM 7. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS 14
  ITEM 7A. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK 18
  ITEM 8. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTARY DATA 18
  ITEM 9. CHANGES IN AND DISAGREEMENTS WITH ACCOUNTANTS ON ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE 18
  ITEM 9A. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES 18
  ITEM 9B. OTHER INFORMATION 19
  ITEM 9C. DISCLOSURE REGARDING FOREIGN JURISDICTIONS THAT PREVENT INSPECTIONS 19
     
part III  
  ITEM 10. DIRECTORS, EXECUTIVE OFFICERS AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE 20
  ITEM 11. EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION 23
  ITEM 12. SECURITY OWNERSHIP OF CERTAIN BENEFICIAL OWNERS AND MANAGEMENT AND RELATED SHAREHOLDER MATTERS 24
  ITEM 13. CERTAIN RELATIONSHIPS AND RELATED TRANSACTIONS, AND DIRECTOR INDEPENDENCE 24
  ITEM 14. PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTANT FEES AND SERVICES 27
     
part IV  
  ITEM 15. EXHIBITS AND FINANCIAL STATEMENT SCHEDULES 28
  ITEM 16. FORM 10–K SUMMARY 29

 

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Explanatory Note

 

General

 

HHG Capital Corporation (“HHGC,” “Company,” “we,” “us,” or “our, unless context dictates otherwise) is filing this Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2023 (this “Report,” “Form 10-K,” or “Annual Report”). This Form 10-K contains our audited financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2023, as well as restates certain financial information and related footnote disclosures in the Company’s previously issued audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2022 and unaudited interim financial statements included in the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly periods ended March 31, 2023, June 30, 2023 and September 30, 2023, filed with the SEC on May 15, 2023, August 11, 2023 and November 14, 2023.

 

Background of Restatement

 

During the preparation of the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2023, the Company management determined that it had not appropriately accounted for interest earned on investments held in its Trust Account established in connection with the Company’s initial public offering for the benefit of the Company’s public shareholders (the “Trust Account”) under U.S. GAAP. Interest income was recorded based on actual cash receipt instead of on an accrual basis, resulting in an understatement of Investments held in Trust Account in prior periods. As a result, interest earned on investment held in Trust Account, net income, and ordinary shares subject to redemption were misstated.

 

In accordance with Staff Accounting Bulletin (“SAB”) 99, “Materiality”, and SAB 108, “Considering the Effects of Prior Year Misstatements when Quantifying Misstatements in Current Year Financial Statements”, the Company’s management and the audit committee evaluated the materiality of the errors from qualitative and quantitative perspectives, individually and in aggregate, and on March 20, 2024 concluded that the errors were material to the financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2022, and the quarters ended March 31, 2023, June 30, 2023, and September 30, 2023 (collectively, the “Previously Issued Financial Statements”) and that the Previously Issued Financial Statements should no longer be relied upon and would require certain restatement adjustments.

 

On March 20, 2024, the Company’s management and the audit committee of the Company’s board of directors (the “Audit Committee”), concluded that the Company’s previously issued unaudited interim financial statements included in the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the Affected Periods (“Original Quarterly Reports”) should be restated and no longer be relied upon due to misstatements in (i) investments held in Trust Account and Ordinary shares subject to possible redemption on the Company’s audited consolidated balance sheet as of December 31, 2022, and unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheet as of March 31, 2023, June 30, 2023 and September 30, 2023 and (ii) change in classification of amount due to a related party arising from unpaid administrative service fee on the Company’s condensed statements of cash flows for the year ended December 31, 2022 and three months and six months ended March 31, 2023 and June 30, 2023. As such, the Company is restating the Company’s financial statements for the Affected Periods in this Form 10-K.

 

The restatement does not have an impact on the Company’s cash position or amount held in the Trust Account.

 

The Previously Issued Financial Statements are superseded by the information in this Form 10-K. On March 20, 2024, the Company filed a Current Report on Form 8-K disclosing the Company’s management and the audit committee’s conclusion that the Previously Issued Financial Statements should no longer be relied upon.

 

Internal Control Considerations

 

In connection with the restatement, the Company’s management has re-evaluated the effectiveness of the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures and internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2022, March 31, 2023, June 30, 2023, and September 30, 2023. The Company’s management has concluded that, in light of the misstatement described above, and the restatements of consolidated financial statements as of and for the year ended December 31, 2022 and interim consolidated financial statement statements as of and for the periods ended March 31, 2023, June 30, 2023, and September 30, 2023, a material weakness exists in the Company’s internal control over financial reporting and that the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures were not effective. For a discussion of management’s consideration of our disclosure controls and procedures, internal controls over financial reporting, and the material weaknesses identified, see Part II, Item 9A, “Controls and Procedures” of this Form 10-K.

 

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CERTAIN TERMS

 

References to “the Company,” “HHGC,” “our,” “us” or “we” refer to HHG Capital Corporation, a blank check company incorporated in the British Virgin Islands on July 15, 2020. References to our “Sponsor” refer to Mr. Hooy Kok Wai. References to our “IPO” or the “Initial Public Offering” refer to the initial public offering of HHG Capital Corporation, which closed on September 23, 2021.

 

SPECIAL NOTE REGARDING FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

 

This Annual Report on Form 10-K contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, or the Securities Act, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, or the Exchange Act. The statements contained in this report that are not purely historical are forward-looking statements. Our forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding our or our management’s expectations, hopes, beliefs, intentions or strategies regarding the future. In addition, any statements that refer to projections, forecasts or other characterizations of future events or circumstances, including any underlying assumptions, are forward-looking statements. The words “anticipates,” “believe,” “continue,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “might,” “plan,” “possible,” “potential,” “predict,” “project,” “should,” “would” and similar expressions may identify forward-looking statements, but the absence of these words does not mean that a statement is not forward-looking. Forward-looking statements in this report may include, for example, statements about our:

 

  ability to complete our initial business combination;
     
  success in retaining or recruiting, or changes required in, our officers, key employees or directors following our initial business combination;
     
  officers and directors allocating their time to other businesses and potentially having conflicts of interest with our business or in approving our initial business combination, as a result of which they would then receive expense reimbursements;
     
  potential ability to obtain additional financing to complete our initial business combination;
     
  pool of prospective target businesses;
     
  the ability of our officers and directors to generate a number of potential investment opportunities;
     
  potential change in control if we acquire one or more target businesses for stock;
     
  the potential liquidity and trading of our securities;
     
  the lack of a market for our securities;
     
  use of proceeds not held in the trust account or available to us from dividend on the trust account balance; or
     
  financial performance following our initial public offering.

 

The forward-looking statements contained in this report are based on our current expectations and beliefs concerning future developments and their potential effects on us. There can be no assurance that future developments affecting us will be those that we have anticipated. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties (some of which are beyond our control) or other assumptions that may cause actual results or performance to be materially different from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, those factors described under the heading “Risk Factors.” Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should any of our assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary in material respects from those projected in these forward-looking statements. We undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required under applicable securities laws and/or if and when management knows or has a reasonable basis on which to conclude that previously disclosed projections are no longer reasonably attainable.

 

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part I

 

ITEM 1. BUSINESS

 

Introduction

 

HHG Capital Corporation is a British Virgin Islands exempted company incorporated on July 15, 2020 as a blank check company for the purpose of entering into a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, recapitalization, reorganization or other similar business combination, with one or more target businesses. Our efforts to identify a prospective target business will not be limited to any particular industry or geographic location. However, we shall not undertake our initial business combination with any entity with its principal business operations in China (including Hong Kong).

 

We believe that our management team is well positioned to identify attractive risk-adjusted returns in the marketplace and that our contacts and transaction sources, ranging from industry executives, private owners, private equity funds, and investment bankers, in addition to the geographical reach of our affiliates, will enable us to pursue a broad range of opportunities. Our management team has significant experience in engaging in cross-border business in Asia, Europe, and the U.S., and understands the cultural, business and economic differences and opportunities that will allow us to negotiate a transaction.

 

On September 23, 2021, the Company consummated the initial public offering of 5,750,000 units (the “Units”), which includes the full exercise of the underwriter’s over-allotment option of 750,000 Units. Each Unit consists of one ordinary share (“Ordinary Share”), one redeemable warrant (“Warrant”) entitling its holder to purchase three-fourths (3/4) of one Ordinary Share at a price of $11.50 per whole share, and one right to receive one-tenth (1/10) of an Ordinary Share upon the consummation of an initial business combination. The Units were sold at an offering price of $10.00 per Unit, generating gross proceeds of $57,500,000.

 

On September 23, 2021, simultaneously with the consummation of the IPO, we consummated the private placement (“Private Placement”) with Hooy Kok Wai, of 255,000 units (the “Private Units”) at a price of $10.00 per Private Unit, generating total proceeds of $2,550,000. The Private Units are identical to the Units sold in the IPO. Additionally, because the Private Units were issued in a private transaction, the initial purchasers and their permitted transferees will be allowed to exercise the warrants included in the Private Units for cash even if a registration statement covering the ordinary shares issuable upon exercise of such warrants is not effective and receive unregistered ordinary shares. Additionally, such initial purchasers agreed not to transfer, assign or sell any of the Private Units or underlying securities (except in limited circumstances, as described in the Registration Statement) until the completion of the Company’s initial business combination. Such Initial Purchasers were granted certain demand and piggyback registration rights in connection with the purchase of the Private Units.

 

A total of $58,075,000 of the net proceeds from the sale of Units in the IPO (including the over-allotment option Units) and the private placements on September 23, 2021 were placed in a trust account established for the benefit of the Company’s public shareholders at JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. maintained by American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC, acting as trustee (the “Trust Account”). None of the funds held in trust will be released from the trust account, other than dividend to pay any tax obligations, until the earlier of the completion of an initial business combination within the required time period or our entry into liquidation if we have not completed a business combination in the required time period. On November 11, 2021, our ordinary shares, warrants and rights underlying the Units sold in our IPO began to trade separately on a voluntary basis.

 

On August 2, 2023, we entered into an agreement and plan of merger (the “Merger Agreement”) with Perfect Hexagon Holdings Limited, a British Virgin Islands business company and wholly owned subsidiary of the Parent (“Purchaser”), Perfect Acquisitions Limited, a British Virgin Islands business company and wholly owned subsidiary of Purchaser (“Merger Sub”), and Perfect Hexagon Group Limited, a British Virgin Islands business company ( “PHGL”). Upon the closing of the transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement, (a) HHGC will be merged with and into Purchaser (the “Reincorporation Merger”), with Purchaser surviving the Reincorporation Merger, and (b) Merger Sub will be merged with and into PHGL(the “Acquisition Merger”), with PHGL surviving the Acquisition Merger as a direct wholly owned subsidiary of Purchaser (collectively, the “Merger” or the “Business Combination”). Following the Business Combination, Purchaser will be a publicly traded company listed on a stock exchange in the United States.

 

Pursuant to the terms of the Merger Agreement, the aggregate consideration to be paid at the closing of the Business Combination to existing shareholders of PHGL is $990,000,000 (the “Merger Consideration”), which will be paid in 99,000,000 newly issued ordinary shares of the Purchaser at a deemed price of $10.00 per share.

 

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Extensions of Time Period to Complete a Business Combination

 

On September 19, 2022, the shareholders of the Company approved the third amended and restated memorandum and articles of association (the “Charter Amendment”), giving the Company the right to extend the date by which it has to complete a business combination (the “Business Combination Period”) up to twelve (12) times for an additional one (1) month each time, from September 23, 2022 up to September 23, 2023. Additionally, the Charter Amendment also allowed the holders of the ordinary shares issued in the IPO (the “Public Shares”) to redeem the shares when the Directors of the Company propose any amendment to the Company’s amended and restated memorandum and article of association that would affect the substance or timing of the redemption of the Public Shares. Accordingly, on September 19, 2022, 2,393,594 Public Shares were redeemed for the pro-rata share of the deposits then in the Trust Account, amounting to $24,274,780. The Company has extended the Business Combination Period on September 21, 2022, October 31, 2022, November 28, 2022, December 21, 2022, January 20, 2023, February 21, 2023, March 21, 2023, April 21, 2023, May 22, 2023, June 23, 2023, July 23, 2023, and August 22, 2023, by depositing into the Trust Account $9,080.20 for each one-month extension in order to extend the amount of time it has available to complete a business combination,

 

In connection with the Charter Amendment, on August 18, 2022, HHGC entered into an agreement (the “Waiver Agreement”) with Mr. Hooy Kok Wai (the “Sponsor”) and certain other holders of Public Shares (these shareholders, together with the Sponsor, the “Anchor Shareholders”) and who, as of date of this filing, together own 3,084,000 Public Shares, which represent 61.06% of all outstanding Ordinary Shares that are owned by our public shareholders (the “Waiver Shares”). Pursuant to the Waiver Agreement, the Anchor Shareholders have agreed to waive their pro rata share of all Extension Payments made into the Trust Account that otherwise would be payable on their Waiver Shares commencing the date of the Waiver Agreement. As a result, each Extension Payment that would be paid into the Trust Account after August 18, 2022 is to be segregated so that only HHGC’s public shareholders who have not redeemed their ordinary shares, excluding the Anchor Shareholders, would receive their pro rata share of each such monthly extension payment (in addition to their pro rata share of amounts then in the Trust Account) upon redemption or upon the liquidation of HHGC. The Waiver Agreement also provides that the Anchor Shareholders will agree not to sell or otherwise transfer any of their Waiver Shares (subject to customary exceptions for transfers to certain family members and other affiliates) other than in connection with a redemption of their Waiver Shares or in the event that HHGC is forced to dissolve or liquidate. The Waiver Agreement will result in no economic change to the existing rights of all other public shareholders (i.e., those shareholders holding non-waiving Public Shares) in and to their pro rata share of the Trust Fund, all of whom will continue to accrue the same $0.0333 per share for each one month. Non-waiving Public Shares are the shares held by the shareholders holding public shares but did not enter the Waiver Agreement and are entitled to receive the monthly Extension Payments which the Company deposits into the Trust Fund.

 

As approved by its shareholders at the annual meeting of Shareholders held on September 21, 2023, HHGC entered into an amendment to the investment management trust agreement, dated as of September 22, 2023, with Equiniti Trust Company LLC (formerly known as American Stock Transfer & Trust Company) and filed a fourth amended and restated memorandum and articles of association on September 21, 2023, giving HHGC the right to extend the time to complete a business combination twelve (12) times for a total of up to 36 months after the consummation of the IPO, by depositing into the Trust Account $0.0333 for each issued and outstanding Public Share, other than the Waiver Shares, that has not been redeemed. On each of September 22, 2023, October 20, 2023, November 22, 2023, December 22, 2023, January 23, 2024, February 23, 2024 and March 22, 2024. HHGC deposited the amount of $7,985.40 into the Trust Account to extend the available time to complete a business combination for an additional one month.

 

Competitive strengths

 

Our management team is led by Mr. Chee Shiong (Keith) Kok who has over two decades of combined operational, deal-making and commercial experience. Our mission is to unlock value for our shareholders by identifying an acquisition target in any sector with potential to grow. Given the diversified experience of our management team, we believe we have significant resources to identify, diligence, and structure transactions that would benefit all shareholders. We could also get deal sources from our Sponsor, or affiliates of our Sponsor. Our competitive strengths include the following:

 

Deep Experience of Operating Partners

 

We believe that our ability to leverage the experience of the management team, which comprises executives of different companies across multiple sectors and industries, will provide us a distinct advantage in being able to source, evaluate and consummate an attractive transaction.

 

Proprietary Sourcing Channels and Leading Industry Relationships

 

We believe the capabilities and connections associated with our management team, in combination with our Sponsor and our strategic and operating partners, will provide us with a differentiated pipeline of acquisition opportunities. We expect these sourcing capabilities will be further bolstered by our reputation and deep industry relationships.

 

Track Record of Investment Experience

 

We believe that our management’s track record of identifying and sourcing transactions positions us well to appropriately evaluate potential business combinations and select one that will be well received by the public markets.

 

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Execution and Deal Structuring Capability

 

Our combined expertise and reputation will allow us to source and complete transactions possessing structural attributes that create an attractive investment thesis. These types of transactions are typically complex and require creativity, industry knowledge and expertise, rigorous due diligence, and extensive negotiations and documentation. We believe that by focusing our investment activities on these types of transactions, we are able to generate investment opportunities that have attractive risk/reward profiles based on their valuations and structural characteristics.

 

Status as a Publicly Listed Company

 

We believe our structure will make us an attractive business combination partner to prospective target businesses. As a publicly listed company, we will offer a target business an alternative to the traditional initial public offering. We believe that target businesses will favor this alternative, which we believe is less expensive, while offering greater certainty of execution than the traditional initial public offering. During an initial public offering, there are typically expenses incurred in marketing, which would be costlier than a business combination with us. Furthermore, once a proposed business combination is approved by our shareholders (if applicable) and the transaction is consummated, the target business will have effectively become public, whereas an initial public offering is always subject to the underwriters’ ability to complete the offering, as well as general market conditions that could prevent the offering from occurring. Once public, we believe the target business would have greater access to capital and additional means of creating management incentives that are better aligned with shareholders’ interests than it would as a private company. It can offer further benefits by augmenting a company’s profile among potential new customers and vendors and aid in attracting talented management staffs.

 

Competitive Weaknesses

 

We believe our competitive weaknesses to be the following:

 

Limited Financial Resources

 

Our financial reserves will be relatively limited when contrasted with those of venture capital firms, leveraged buyout firms and operating businesses competing for acquisitions. In addition, our financial resources could be reduced because of our obligation to redeem shares held by our public shareholders as well as any tender offer we conduct.

 

Lack of experience with blank check companies

 

Our management team is not experienced in pursuing business combinations on behalf of blank check companies. Other blank check companies may be sponsored and managed by individuals with prior experience in completing business combinations between blank check companies and target businesses. Our managements’ lack of experience may not be viewed favorably by target businesses.

 

Limited technical and human resources

 

As a blank check company, we have limited technical and human resources. Many venture capital funds, leveraged buyout firms and operating businesses possess greater technical and human resources than we do and thus we may be at a disadvantage when competing with them for target businesses.

 

Delay associated with shareholder approval or tender offer

 

We may be required to seek shareholder approval of our initial business combination. If we are not required to obtain shareholder approval of an initial business combination, we will allow our shareholders to sell their shares to us pursuant to a tender offer. Both seeking shareholder approval and conducting a tender offer will delay the consummation of our initial business combination. Other companies competing with us for acquisition opportunities may not be subject to similar requirement, or may be able to satisfy such requirements more quickly than we can. As a result, we may be at a disadvantage in competing for these opportunities.

 

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Effecting an Acquisition Transaction

 

General

 

We are not presently engaged in, and we will not engage in, any substantive commercial business until we complete a business combination. We intend to utilize cash derived from the proceeds of the IPO and the Private Placements, our capital stock, debt or a combination of these in effecting our initial business combination. Although substantially all of the net proceeds of the IPO and the Private Placements are intended to be applied generally toward effecting a business combination, the proceeds are not otherwise being designated for any more specific purposes. Accordingly, investors in the IPO were investing without first having an opportunity to evaluate the specific merits or risks of any one or more business combinations. Our initial business combination may involve the acquisition of, or merger with, a company which does not need substantial additional capital but which desires to establish a public trading market for its shares. In the alternative, we may seek to consummate a business combination with a company that may be in its early stages of development or growth. While we may seek to effect simultaneous business combinations with more than one target business, we will probably have the ability, as a result of our limited resources, to effect only a single business combination.

 

Sources of Target Businesses

 

We believe based on our management’s business knowledge and past experience that there are numerous business combination candidates. We anticipate that target business candidates will be brought to our attention from various unaffiliated sources, including investment bankers, venture capital funds, private equity funds, leveraged buyout funds, management buyout funds and other members of the financial community. Target businesses may be brought to our attention by such unaffiliated sources as a result of being solicited by us through calls or mailings. These sources may also introduce us to target businesses in which they think we may be interested in an unsolicited basis, since many of these sources will have known what types of businesses we are targeting. Our officers and directors, as well as their affiliates, may also bring to our attention target business candidates that they become aware of through their business contacts as a result of formal or informal inquiries or discussions they may have, as well as attending trade shows or conventions. We may engage professional firms or other individuals that specialize in business acquisitions or mergers in the future, in which event we may pay a finder’s fee, consulting fee or other compensation to be determined in an arm’s length negotiation based on the terms of the transaction. In no event, however, will our insiders or any of the members of our management team be paid any finder’s fee, consulting fee or other compensation prior to, or for any services they render in order to effectuate, the consummation of our initial business combination (regardless of the type of transaction that it is). If we decide to enter into a business combination with a target business that is affiliated with our officers, directors or initial shareholders, we will do so only if we have obtained an opinion from an independent investment banking firm that the business combination is fair to our unaffiliated shareholders from a financial point of view. As of the date of this report, there are no affiliated entities that we would consider as a business combination target.

 

Selection of a Target Business and Structuring of Our Initial Business Combination

 

Subject to our management team’s fiduciary duties and the limitation that one or more target businesses have an aggregate fair market value of at least 80% of the balance in the trust account (excluding any deferred underwriter’s fees and taxes payable on the income earned on the trust account) at the time of the execution of a definitive agreement for our initial business combination, as described below in more detail, our management will have virtually unrestricted flexibility in identifying and selecting a prospective target business. Additionally, there is no limitation on our ability to raise funds privately or through loans in connection with our initial business combination. We have not established any specific attributes or criteria (financial or otherwise) for prospective target businesses.

 

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Accordingly, there is no basis for investors to evaluate the possible merits or risks of the target business with which we may ultimately complete a business combination. To the extent we effect our initial business combination with an entity in its early stage of development or growth, including entities without established records of sales or earnings, we may be affected by numerous risks inherent in the business and operations of early stage or potential emerging growth companies. Although our management will endeavor to evaluate the risks inherent in a particular target business, we may not properly ascertain or assess all significant risk factors. In evaluating a prospective target business, our management may consider a variety of factors, including one or more of the following:

 

  financial condition and results of operation;
     
  growth potential;
     
  experience and skill of management and availability of additional personnel;
     
  capital requirements;
     
  competitive position;
     
  barriers to entry;
     
  stage of development of the products, processes or services;
     
  degree of current or potential market acceptance of the products, processes or services;
     
  proprietary aspects of products and the extent of intellectual property or other protection for products or formulas;
     
  regulatory environment of the industry; and
     
  costs associated with effecting the business combination.

 

These criteria are not intended to be exhaustive. Our management may not consider any of the above criteria in evaluating a prospective target business. The retention of our officers and directors following the completion of any business combination will not be a material consideration in our evaluation of a prospective target business.

 

Any evaluation relating to the merits of a particular business combination will be based, to the extent relevant, on the above factors as well as other considerations deemed relevant by our management in effecting a business combination consistent with our business objective. In evaluating a prospective target business, we will conduct an extensive due diligence review which will encompass, among other things, meetings with incumbent management and inspection of facilities, as well as review of financial and other information which is made available to us. This due diligence review will be conducted either by our management or by unaffiliated third parties we may engage, although we have no current intention to engage any such third parties.

 

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The time and costs required to select and evaluate a target business and to structure and complete our initial business combination remain to be determined. Any costs incurred with respect to the identification and evaluation of a prospective target business with which a business combination is not ultimately completed will result in a loss to us and reduce the amount of capital available to otherwise complete a business combination.

 

Fair Market Value of Target Business

 

Pursuant to Nasdaq listing rules, our initial business combination must occur with one or more target businesses having an aggregate fair market value equal to at least 80% of the balance of the funds in the trust account (excluding any deferred underwriter’s fees and taxes payable on the income earned on the trust account), which we refer to as the 80% test, at the time of the execution of a definitive agreement for our initial business combination, although we may structure a business combination with one or more target businesses whose fair market value significantly exceeds 80% of the trust account balance. If we are no longer listed on Nasdaq, we will not be required to satisfy the 80% test.

 

We currently anticipate structuring a business combination to acquire 100% of the equity interests or assets of the target business or businesses. We may, however, structure a business combination where we merge directly with the target business or where we acquire less than 100% of such interests or assets of the target business in order to meet certain objectives of the target management team or shareholders or for other reasons, but we will only complete such business combination if the post-transaction company owns 50% or more of the outstanding voting securities of the target or otherwise owns a controlling interest in the target sufficient for it not to be required to register as an investment company under the Investment Company Act. Even if the post-transaction company owns 50% or more of the voting securities of the target, our shareholders prior to the business combination may collectively own a minority interest in the post-transaction company, depending on valuations ascribed to the target and us in the business combination transaction. For example, we could pursue a transaction in which we issue a substantial number of new shares in exchange for all of the outstanding capital stock of a target. In this case, we would acquire a 100% controlling interest in the target. However, as a result of the issuance of a substantial number of new shares, our shareholders immediately prior to our initial business combination could own less than a majority of our outstanding shares subsequent to our initial business combination. If less than 100% of the equity interests or assets of a target business or businesses are owned or acquired by the post-transaction company, the portion of such business or businesses that is owned or acquired is what will be valued for purposes of the 80% test. In order to consummate such an acquisition, we may issue a significant amount of our debt or equity securities to the sellers of such businesses and/or seek to raise additional funds through a private offering of debt or equity securities. The fair market value of the target will be determined by our board of directors based upon one or more standards generally accepted by the financial community (such as actual and potential sales, earnings, cash flow and/or book value). If our board is not able to independently determine that the target business has a sufficient fair market value, we will obtain an opinion from an unaffiliated, independent investment banking firm, or another independent entity that commonly renders valuation opinions on the type of target business we are seeking to acquire, with respect to the satisfaction of such criteria. We will not be required to obtain an opinion from an independent investment banking firm, or another independent entity that commonly renders valuation opinions on the type of target business we are seeking to acquire (“Valuation Firms”), as to the fair market value if our board of directors independently determines that the target business complies with the 80% threshold. However, if we seek to consummate an initial business combination with an entity that is affiliated with any of our officers, directors or insiders and are therefore required to obtain an opinion from an independent investment banking firm that the business combination is fair to our unaffiliated shareholders from a financial point of view, we may ask that a Valuation Firm to opine on whether the target business met the 80% fair market value test. Nevertheless, we are not required to do so and could determine not to do so without consent of our shareholders.

 

Lack of Business Diversification

 

Our business combination must be with a target business or businesses that collectively satisfy the minimum valuation standard at the time of such acquisition, as discussed above, although this process may entail the simultaneous acquisitions of several operating businesses. Therefore, at least initially, the prospects for our success may be entirely dependent upon the future performance of a single business operation. Unlike other entities which may have the resources to complete several business combinations of entities operating in multiple industries or multiple areas of a single industry, it is probable that we will not have the resources to diversify our operations or benefit from the possible spreading of risks or offsetting of losses. By consummating our initial business combination with only a single entity, our lack of diversification may:

 

  subject us to negative economic, competitive and regulatory developments, any or all of which may have a substantial adverse impact upon the particular industry in which we may operate subsequent to our initial business combination, and
     
  result in our dependency upon the performance of a single operating business or the development or market acceptance of a single or limited number of products, processes or services.

 

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If we determine to simultaneously consummate our initial business combination with several businesses and such businesses are owned by different sellers, we will need for each of such sellers to agree that our purchase of its business is contingent on the simultaneous closings of the other combinations, which may make it more difficult for us, and delay our ability, to complete the business combination. With a business combination with several businesses, we could also face additional risks, including additional burdens and costs with respect to possible multiple negotiations and due diligence investigations and the additional risks associated with the subsequent assimilation of the operations and services or products of the target companies in a single operating business.

 

Limited Ability to Evaluate the Target Business’ Management Team

 

Although we intend to scrutinize the management team of a prospective target business when evaluating the desirability of effecting our initial business combination, our assessment of the target business’ management team may not prove to be correct. In addition, the future management team may not have the necessary skills, qualifications or abilities to manage a public company. Furthermore, the future role of our officers and directors, if any, in the target business following our initial business combination remains to be determined. While it is possible that some of our key personnel will remain associated in senior management or advisory positions with us following our initial business combination, it is unlikely that they will devote their full time efforts to our affairs subsequent to our initial business combination. Moreover, they would only be able to remain with the company after the consummation of our initial business combination if they are able to negotiate employment or consulting agreements in connection with the business combination. Such negotiations would take place simultaneously with the negotiation of the business combination and could provide for them to receive compensation in the form of cash payments and/or our securities for services they would render to the company after the consummation of the business combination. While the personal and financial interests of our key personnel may influence their motivation in identifying and selecting a target business, their ability to remain with the company after the consummation of our initial business combination will not be the determining factor in our decision as to whether or not we will proceed with any potential business combination. Additionally, our officers and directors may not have significant experience or knowledge relating to the operations of the particular target business.

 

Following our initial business combination, we may seek to recruit additional managers to supplement the incumbent management of the target business. We may not have the ability to recruit additional managers, or that any such additional managers we do recruit will have the requisite skills, knowledge or experience necessary to enhance the incumbent management.

 

Shareholder Approval of Business Combination

 

In connection with any proposed business combination, we will either (1) seek shareholder approval of our initial business combination at a meeting called for such purpose at which public shareholders may seek to redeem their public shares, regardless of whether they vote for or against the proposed business combination, into their pro rata share of the aggregate amount then on deposit in the trust account (net of taxes payable) or (2) provide our public shareholders with the opportunity to sell their public shares to us by means of a tender offer (and thereby avoid the need for a shareholder vote) for an amount equal to their pro rata share of the aggregate amount then on deposit in the trust account (net of taxes payable), in each case subject to the limitations described herein. Notwithstanding the foregoing, our initial shareholders have agreed, pursuant to written letter agreements with us, not to redeem any public shares held by them into their pro rata share of the aggregate amount then on deposit in the trust account. If we determine to engage in a tender offer, such tender offer will be structured so that each shareholder may tender any or all of his, her or its public shares rather than some pro rata portion of his, her or its shares. The decision as to whether we will seek shareholder approval of a proposed business combination or will allow shareholders to sell their shares to us in a tender offer will be made by us based on a variety of factors such as the timing of the transaction, whether the terms of the transaction would otherwise require us to seek shareholder approval or whether we were deemed to be a foreign private issuer (which would require us to conduct a tender offer rather than seeking shareholder approval under SEC rules). If we so choose and we are legally permitted to do so, we have the flexibility to avoid a shareholder vote and allow our shareholders to sell their shares pursuant to Rule 13e-4 and Regulation 14E of the Exchange Act which regulate issuer tender offers. In that case, we will file tender offer documents with the SEC which will contain substantially the same financial and other information about the initial business combination as is required under the SEC’s proxy rules. We will consummate our initial business combination only if we have net tangible assets of at least $5,000,001 upon such consummation and, solely if we seek shareholder approval, a majority of the issued and outstanding ordinary shares voted are voted in favor of the business combination.

 

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We chose our net tangible asset threshold of $5,000,001 to ensure that we would avoid being subject to Rule 419 promulgated under the Securities Act. However, if we seek to consummate an initial business combination with a target business that imposes any type of working capital closing condition or requires us to have a minimum amount of funds available from the trust account upon consummation of such initial business combination, our net tangible asset threshold may limit our ability to consummate such initial business combination (as we may be required to have a lesser number of shares redeemed or sold to us) and may force us to seek third party financing which may not be available on terms acceptable to us or at all. As a result, we may not be able to consummate such initial business combination and we may not be able to locate another suitable target within the applicable time period, if at all.

 

Our initial shareholders and our officers and directors have agreed (1) to vote any ordinary shares owned by them in favor of any proposed business combination, (2) not to redeem any ordinary shares in connection with a shareholder vote to approve a proposed initial business combination and (3) not sell any ordinary shares in any tender in connection with a proposed initial business combination.

 

None of our officers, directors, initial shareholders or their affiliates has indicated any intention to purchase Units or Ordinary Shares from persons in the open market or in private transactions (other than the Private Units). However, if we hold a meeting to approve a proposed business combination and a significant number of shareholders vote, or indicate an intention to vote, against such proposed business combination, our officers, directors, initial shareholders or their affiliates could make such purchases in the open market or in private transactions in order to influence the vote. Notwithstanding the foregoing, our officers, directors, initial shareholders and their affiliates will not make purchases of Ordinary Shares if the purchases would violate Section 9(a)(2) or Rule 10b-5 of the Exchange Act, which are rules designed to stop potential manipulation of a company’s stock.

 

Conversion /Tender Rights

 

At any meeting called to approve an initial business combination, public shareholders may seek to convert their public shares, regardless of whether they vote for or against the proposed business combination, into their pro rata share of the aggregate amount then on deposit in the trust account, less any taxes then due but not yet paid. Notwithstanding the foregoing, our initial shareholders have agreed, pursuant to written letter agreements with us, not to convert any public shares held by them into their pro rata share of the aggregate amount then on deposit in the trust account. The redemption rights will be effected under our third amended and restated memorandum and articles of association and British Virgin Islands law as redemptions. If we hold a meeting to approve an initial business combination, a holder will always have the ability to vote against a proposed business combination and not seek conversion of his shares.

 

Alternatively, if we engage in a tender offer, each public shareholder will be provided the opportunity to sell his public shares to us in such tender offer. The tender offer rules require us to hold the tender offer open for at least 20 business days. Accordingly, this is the minimum amount of time we would need to provide holders to determine whether they want to sell their public shares to us in the tender offer or remain an investor in our company.

 

Our initial shareholders, officers and directors will not have redemption rights with respect to any ordinary shares owned by them, directly or indirectly, whether acquired prior to the IPO, in the IPO or in the aftermarket.

 

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We may also require public shareholders, whether they are a record holder or hold their shares in “street name,” to either tender their certificates (if any) to our transfer agent or to deliver their shares to the transfer agent electronically using Depository Trust Company’s DWAC (Deposit/Withdrawal At Custodian) System, at the holder’s option, at any time at or prior to the vote on the business combination. Once the shares are converted by the holder, and effectively redeemed by us under British Virgin Islands law, the transfer agent will then update our Register of Members to reflect all conversions The proxy solicitation materials that we will furnish to shareholders in connection with the vote for any proposed business combination will indicate whether we are requiring shareholders to satisfy such delivery requirements. Accordingly, a shareholder would have from the time our proxy statement is mailed through the vote on the business combination to deliver his shares if he wishes to seek to exercise his redemption rights. Under our third amended and restated memorandum and articles of association, we are required to provide at least 10 days’ advance notice of any shareholder meeting, which would be the minimum amount of time a shareholder would have to determine whether to exercise redemption rights. As a result, if we require public shareholders who wish to convert their ordinary shares into the right to receive a pro rata portion of the funds in the trust account to comply with the foregoing delivery requirements, holders may not have sufficient time to receive the notice and deliver their shares for conversion. Accordingly, investors may not be able to exercise their redemption rights and may be forced to retain our securities when they otherwise would not want to.

 

There is a nominal cost associated with this tendering process and the act of certificating the shares or delivering them through the DWAC System. The transfer agent will typically charge the tendering broker $45 and it would be up to the broker whether or not to pass this cost on to the converting holder. However, this fee would be incurred regardless of whether or not we require holders seeking to exercise redemption rights. The need to deliver shares is a requirement of exercising redemption rights regardless of the timing of when such delivery must be effectuated. However, in the event we require shareholders seeking to exercise redemption rights to deliver their shares prior to the consummation of the proposed business combination and the proposed business combination is not consummated, this may result in an increased cost to shareholders.

 

Any request to convert or tender such shares once made, may be withdrawn at any time up to the vote on the proposed business combination or expiration of the tender offer. Furthermore, if a holder of a public share delivered his certificate in connection with an election of their conversion or tender and subsequently decides prior to the vote on the business combination or the expiration of the tender offer not to elect to exercise such rights, he may simply request that the transfer agent return the certificate (physically or electronically).

 

If the initial business combination is not approved or completed for any reason, then our public shareholders who elected to exercise their conversion or tender rights would not be entitled to convert their shares for the applicable pro rata share of the trust account. In such case, we will promptly return any shares delivered by public holders.

 

Automatic Liquidation if No Business Combination

 

If we do not complete a business combination by September 23, 2024 (assuming full extension), it will trigger our automatic winding up, dissolution and liquidation pursuant to the terms of our third amended and restated memorandum and articles of association. As a result, this has the same effect as if we had formally gone through a voluntary liquidation procedure under the Companies Act. Accordingly, no vote would be required from our shareholders to commence such a voluntary winding up, dissolution and liquidation. Pursuant to the terms of our third amended and restated memorandum and articles of association and the amended trust agreement entered into between us and Equiniti Trust Company LLC (formerly known as American Stock Transfer & Trust Company) on September 22, 2023 the Company has the right to extend the time to complete a business combination twelve (12) times for an additional one (1) month each time from September 23, 2023, to September 23, 2024, by depositing $0.0333 for each issued and outstanding Company’s ordinary share issued in the IPO that has not been redeemed held by shareholders who did not enter into the Waiver Agreement (each, a “non-waiving Public Share”) (or an aggregate of $9,080.20 if there are no redemptions) for each one-month extension. Non-waiving Public Shares are the shares held by the shareholders holding public shares but did not enter the “Waiver Agreement” and are entitled to receive the monthly Extension Payments which the Company deposits into the Trust Fund. In the event the balance of the funds in the Company’s operating account, excluding Trust Account minimum requirement, falls below $100,000, the insiders will contribute to the Company as a loan for extension payment upon five (5) days’ advance notice prior to the applicable deadlines. The insiders will receive a non-interest bearing, unsecured promissory note equal to the amount of any such deposit made by the insiders that will not be repaid in the event that we are unable to close a business combination unless there are funds available outside the trust account to do so. Such notes would either be paid upon consummation of our initial business combination, or, at the lender’s discretion, converted upon consummation of our business combination into additional private units at a price of $10.00 per unit. Our shareholders have approved the issuance of the private units upon conversion of such notes, to the extent the holder wishes to so convert such notes at the time of the consummation of our initial business combination. In the event that we receive notice from our insiders five days prior to the applicable deadline of their intent to effect an extension, we intend to issue a press release announcing the deposit of funds promptly after such funds are deposited into the trust account. Our insiders and their affiliates or designees are not obligated to fund the trust account to extend the time for us to complete our initial business combination. To the extent that some, but not all, of our insiders, decide to extend the period of time to consummate our initial business combination, such insiders (or their affiliates or designees) may deposit the entire amount required. If we are unable to consummate our initial business combination within such time period, we will, as promptly as possible but not more than ten business days thereafter, redeem 100% of our outstanding public shares for a pro rata portion of the funds held in the trust account, including a pro rata portion of any dividend earned on the funds held in the trust account and not necessary to pay our taxes, and then seek to liquidate and dissolve. However, we may not be able to distribute such amounts as a result of claims of creditors which may take priority over the claims of our public shareholders. In the event of our dissolution and liquidation, the public rights will expire and will be worthless.

 

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Except as set forth below, the proceeds in the trust account will not be released until the earlier of the completion of an initial business combination within the required time period or our entry into liquidation if we have not completed a business combination in the required time period. Therefore, unless and until an initial business combination is consummated, the proceeds held in the trust account will not be available for our use for any expenses which we may incur related to the investigation and selection of a target business and the negotiation of an agreement to acquire a target business. Notwithstanding the foregoing, there will be released to us from the trust account any interest earned on the funds in the trust account that we need to pay our income or other tax obligations. If we are forced to liquidate the trust account, we anticipate that we would distribute to our public shareholders the amount in the trust account calculated as of the date that is two days prior to the distribution date (including any accrued interest). Prior to such distribution, we would be required to assess all claims that may be potentially brought against us by our creditors for amounts they are actually owed and make provision for such amounts, as creditors take priority over our public shareholders with respect to amounts that are owed to them. We cannot assure you that we will properly assess all claims that may be potentially brought against us. As such, our shareholders could potentially be liable for any claims of creditors to the extent of distributions received by them as an unlawful payment in the event we enter an insolvent liquidation. Furthermore, while we will seek to have all vendors and service providers (which would include any third parties we engaged to assist us in any way in connection with our search for a target business) and prospective target businesses execute agreements with us waiving any right, title, interest or claim of any kind they may have in or to any monies held in the trust account, there is no guarantee that they will execute such agreements. Nor is there any guarantee that, even if such entities execute such agreements with us, they will not seek recourse against the trust account or that a court would conclude that such agreements are legally enforceable.

 

Each of our initial shareholders and our Sponsor has agreed to waive its rights to participate in any liquidation of our trust account or other assets with respect to the insider shares and private units and to vote their insider shares, private shares in favor of any dissolution and plan of distribution which we submit to a vote of shareholders. There will be no distribution from the trust account with respect to our warrants or rights, which will expire worthless.

 

If we are unable to complete an initial business combination and expend all of the net proceeds of the IPO, other than the proceeds deposited in the trust account, and without taking into account interest, if any, earned on the trust account, the initial per-share distribution from the trust account would be $10.10.

 

The proceeds deposited in the trust account could, however, become subject to the claims of our creditors which would be prior to the claims of our public shareholders. Although we will seek to have all vendors, including lenders for money borrowed, prospective target businesses or other entities we engage execute agreements with us waiving any right, title, interest or claim of any kind in or to any monies held in the trust account for the benefit of our public shareholders, there is no guarantee that they will execute such agreements or even if they execute such agreements that they would be prevented from bringing claims against the trust account, including but not limited to, fraudulent inducement, breach of fiduciary responsibility or other similar claims, as well as claims challenging the enforceability of the waiver, in each case in order to gain an advantage with a claim against our assets, including the funds held in the trust account. If any third party refused to execute an agreement waiving such claims to the monies held in the trust account, we would perform an analysis of the alternatives available to us if we chose not to engage such third party and evaluate if such engagement would be in the best interest of our shareholders if such third party refused to waive such claims. Examples of possible instances where we may engage a third party that refused to execute a waiver include the engagement of a third party consultant whose particular expertise or skills are believed by management to be significantly superior to those of other consultants that would agree to execute a waiver or in cases where management is unable to find a provider of required services willing to provide the waiver. In any event, our management would perform an analysis of the alternatives available to it and would only enter into an agreement with a third party that did not execute a waiver if management believed that such third party’s engagement would be significantly more beneficial to us than any alternative. In addition, there is no guarantee that such entities will agree to waive any claims they may have in the future as a result of, or arising out of, any negotiations, contracts or agreements with us and will not seek recourse against the trust account for any reason.

 

Our Sponsor has agreed that, if we liquidate the trust account prior to the consummation of a business combination, it will be liable to pay debts and obligations to target businesses or vendors or other entities that are owed money by us for services rendered or contracted for or products sold to us in excess of the net proceeds of the IPO not held in the trust account, but only to the extent necessary to ensure that such debts or obligations do not reduce the amounts in the trust account and only if such parties have not executed a waiver agreement. However, we cannot assure you that he will be able to satisfy those obligations if he is required to do so. Accordingly, the actual per-share distribution could be less than $10.10 due to claims of creditors. Additionally, if we are forced to file a bankruptcy case or an involuntary bankruptcy case is filed against us which is not dismissed, the proceeds held in the trust account could be subject to applicable bankruptcy law, and may be included in our bankruptcy estate and subject to the claims of third parties with priority over the claims of our shareholders. To the extent any bankruptcy claims deplete the trust account, we cannot assure you we will be able to return to our public shareholders at least $10.10 per share.

 

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Competition

 

In identifying, evaluating and selecting a target business, we may encounter intense competition from other entities having a business objective similar to ours. Many of these entities are well established and have extensive experience identifying and effecting business combinations directly or through affiliates. Many of these competitors possess greater technical, human and other resources than us and our financial resources will be relatively limited when contrasted with those of many of these competitors. While we believe there may be numerous potential target businesses that we could acquire with the net proceeds of the IPO, our ability to compete in acquiring certain sizable target businesses may be limited by our available financial resources.

 

The following also may not be viewed favorably by certain target businesses:

 

  our obligation to seek shareholder approval of a business combination or obtain the necessary financial information to be sent to shareholders in connection with such business combination may delay or prevent the completion of a transaction;
     
  our obligation to redeem public shares held by our public shareholders may reduce the resources available to us for a business combination;
     
  NASDAQ may require us to file a new listing application and meet its initial listing requirements to maintain the listing of our securities following a business combination;
     
  our outstanding warrants, rights and the potential future dilution they represent;
     
  our obligation to pay the deferred underwriting discounts and commissions to EF Hutton, division of Benchmark Investments, LLC upon consummation of our initial business combination;
     
  our obligation to either repay or issue units upon conversion of up to $500,000 of working capital loans that may be made to us by our initial shareholders, officers, directors or their affiliates;
     
  our obligation to register the resale of the insider shares, as well as the private units (and underlying securities) and any securities issued to our initial shareholders, officers, directors or their affiliates upon conversion of working capital loans; and
     
  the impact on the target business’ assets as a result of unknown liabilities under the securities laws or otherwise depending on developments involving us prior to the consummation of a business combination.

 

Any of these factors may place us at a competitive disadvantage in successfully negotiating a business combination. Our management believes, however, that our status as a public entity and potential access to the United States public equity markets may give us a competitive advantage over privately-held entities having a similar business objective as ours in acquiring a target business with significant growth potential on favorable terms.

 

If we succeed in effecting a business combination, there will be, in all likelihood, intense competition from competitors of the target business. We cannot assure you that, subsequent to a business combination, we will have the resources or ability to compete effectively.

 

Facilities

 

We maintain our principal executive office at 1 Commonwealth Lane, #03-20, Singapore, 149544. The cost for this space is provided to us by Ms. Yeung Po Yi, as part of the $10,000 per month payment we make to it for office space and related services. We consider our current office space adequate for our current operations.

 

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Employees

 

We have two executive officers. These individuals are not obligated to devote any specific number of hours to our matters and intend to devote only as much time as they deem necessary to our affairs. The amount of time they will devote in any time period will vary based on whether a target business has been selected for the business combination and the stage of the business combination process the company is in. Accordingly, once management locates a suitable target business to acquire, they will spend more time investigating such target business and negotiating and processing the business combination (and consequently spend more time to our affairs) than they would prior to locating a suitable target business. We presently expect our executive officers to devote such amount of time as they reasonably believe is necessary to our business (which could range from only a few hours a week while we are trying to locate a potential target business to a majority of their time as we move into serious negotiations with a target business for a business combination). We do not intend to have any full time employees prior to the consummation of a business combination.

 

ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS

 

As a smaller reporting company we are not required to make disclosures under this Item.

 

ITEM 1B. UNRESOLVED STAFF COMMENTS

 

Not applicable.

 

ITEM 1C. CYBERSECURITY

 

We are a SPAC with no business operations. Since our IPO, our sole business activity has been identifying and evaluating suitable acquisition transaction candidates. Therefore, we do not consider that we face significant cybersecurity risk and have not adopted any cybersecurity risk management program or formal processes for assessing cybersecurity risk. Our board of directors is generally responsible for the oversight of risks from cybersecurity threats, if there is any. We have not encountered any cybersecurity incidents since our IPO.

 

ITEM 2. PROPERTIES

 

We do not own any real estate or other physical properties materially important to our operations. We maintain our principal executive offices at 1 Commonwealth Lane, #03-20, Singapore, 149544. The cost for this space is provided to us by Ms. Yeung Po Yi, as part of the $10,000 per month payment we make to it for office space and related services. We consider our current office space adequate for our current operations.

 

ITEM 3. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

 

We may be subject to legal proceedings, investigations and claims incidental to the conduct of our business from time to time. We are not currently a party to any material litigation or other legal proceedings brought against us. We are also not aware of any legal proceeding, investigation or claim, or other legal exposure that has a more than remote possibility of having a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition or results of operations.

 

ITEM 4. MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES

 

Not Applicable.

 

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part II

 

ITEM 5. MARKET FOR REGISTRANT’S COMMON EQUITY, RELATED SHAREHOLDER MATTERS AND ISSUER PURCHASES OF EQUITY SECURITIES

 

Our units began to trade on the Nasdaq Capital Market, or Nasdaq, under the symbol “HHGCU” on September 23, 2021. The ordinary shares, warrants and rights comprising the units began separate trading on Nasdaq on November 11, 2021, under the symbols “HHGC”, “HHGCW” and “HHGCR”, respectively.

 

Holders of Record

 

As of March 28, 2024, there were 370 of our ordinary shares issued and outstanding held by [ ] shareholders of record. The number of record holders was determined from the records of our transfer agent and does not include beneficial owners of ordinary shares whose shares are held in the names of various security brokers, dealers, and registered clearing agencies.

 

Dividends

 

We have not paid any cash dividends on our ordinary shares to date and do not intend to pay cash dividends prior to the completion of an initial business combination. The payment of cash dividends in the future will be dependent upon our revenues and earnings, if any, capital requirements and general financial condition subsequent to completion of a business combination. The payment of any dividends subsequent to a business combination will be within the discretion of our board of directors at such time. It is the present intention of our board of directors to retain all earnings, if any, for use in our business operations and, accordingly, our board of directors does not anticipate declaring any dividends in the foreseeable future. In addition, our board of directors is not currently contemplating and does not anticipate declaring any share dividends in the foreseeable future. Further, if we incur any indebtedness, our ability to declare dividends may be limited by restrictive covenants we may agree to in connection therewith.

 

Securities Authorized for Issuance Under Equity Compensation Plans

 

None.

 

Recent Sales of Unregistered Securities

 

None.

 

Use of Proceeds

 

On September 23, 2021, the Company consummated its IPO of 5,750,000 Units, which includes the full exercise of the over-allotment option. Each Unit consists of one ordinary share (“Ordinary Share”), one redeemable warrant and one right. Each redeemable warrant entitles the holder thereof to purchase three-fourths (3/4) of one Ordinary Share at a price of $11.50 per whole share, and each ten Rights entitle the holder thereof to receive one Ordinary Share at the closing of a business combination. The Units were sold at an offering price of $10.00 per Unit, generating gross proceeds of $57,500,000. Simultaneously with the closing of the IPO, the Company consummated a Private Placement of 255,000 units at a price of $10.00 per Private Unit, generating total proceeds of $2,550,000. A total of $58,075,000 of the net proceeds from the sale of Units in the IPO (including the over-allotment option units) and the Private Placements were placed in a trust account established for the benefit of the Company’s public shareholders.

 

As of December 31, 2022, a total of $34,454,043 was held in a trust account established for the benefit of the Company’s public shareholders, which included $58,075,000 of the net proceeds from the IPO (including the exercise of the over-allotment option) and the Private Placements, $617,502 of subsequent dividend, $36,321 of business combination extension fee and offset by $24,274,780 of 2,393,594 Public Shares redemption.

 

As of December 31, 2021, a total of $58,076,283 was held in a trust account established for the benefit of the Company’s public shareholders, which included $58,075,000 of the net proceeds from the IPO (including the exercise of the over-allotment option) and the Private Placements, $960 of subsequent interest income and $324 of gross unrealized holding gain.

 

The private units are identical to the units sold in the IPO except that the private warrants will be non-redeemable and may be exercised on a cashless basis, in each case so long as they continue to be held by our Sponsor or its permitted transferees. Additionally, because the Private Units were issued in a private transaction, our Sponsor and its permitted transferees will be allowed to exercise the warrants included in the Private Units for cash even if a registration statement covering the Ordinary Shares issuable upon exercise of such warrants is not effective and receive unregistered Ordinary Shares. Additionally, our Sponsor agreed not to transfer, assign or sell any of the Private Units or underlying securities (except to the same permitted transferees as the insider shares and provided the transferees agree to the same terms and restrictions as the permitted transferees of the insider shares must agree to, each as described above) until the completion of the Company’s initial business combination. The Sponsor was granted certain demand and piggyback registration rights in connection with the Private Units.

 

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As of December 31, 2021, we paid approximately $226,411 for other costs and expenses related to our IPO, and a total of $805,000 in underwriting discounts and commissions, not including the deferred underwriting commissions which should equal to the greater of (x) $575,000 or (y) 4.5% (or 0.5% if such funds are introduced by our sponsor or management) of the cash remaining in the trust account plus 0.5% of the cash redeemed from the trust account upon the Company’s completion of the initial business combination, subject to a maximum amount of $1,615,000 payable at the consummation of business combination.

 

As of December 31, 2023, a total of $35,909,651 was held in a trust account established for the benefit of the Company’s public shareholders. On each of September 21, 2022, October 31, 2022, November 28, 2022, December 21, 2022, January 20, 2023, February 21, 2023, March 21, 2023, April 21, 2023, May 22, 2023, June 23, 2023 and July 23, 2023, and August 22, 2023, HHG deposited the amount of $9,080.20 into the Trust Account to extend the available time to complete a business combination for an additional one month with each such Extension Payment, and on each of September 22, 2023, October 20, 2023, November 22, 2023, December 22, 2023, January 23, 2024, February 23, 2024 and March 22, 2024, HHGC deposited the amount of $7,985.40 into the Trust Account to extend the available time to complete a business combination for an additional one month.

 

For additional information on the use of the proceeds generated in our initial public offering, see below Part II, Item 7 – Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations of this Form 10-K.

 

Purchases of Equity Securities by the Issuer and Affiliated Purchasers

 

None.

 

ITEM 6. [RESERVED]

 

ITEM 7. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

 

The following discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operations should be read in conjunction with the financial statements and the notes thereto contained elsewhere in this report. Certain information contained in the discussion and analysis set forth below includes forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties.

 

Overview

 

We are a blank check company incorporated in the British Virgin Islands on July 15, 2020 with limited liability (meaning our public shareholders have no liability, as shareholders of the Company, for the liabilities of the Company over and above the amount paid for their shares) to serve as a vehicle to effect a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, recapitalization, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more target businesses. Our efforts to identify a prospective target business will not be limited to a particular industry or geographic location. We intend to utilize cash derived from the proceeds of the Initial Public Offering, our securities, debt or a combination of cash, securities and debt, in effecting a business combination.

 

A resolution was passed on September 20, 2021 at the Company’s Annual General Meeting to amend the Company’s investment management trust agreement by and between the Company and the Trustee, to extend the date on which to commence liquidating the Trust Account established in connection with the Company’s IPO twelve (12) times for an additional one (1) month each time from September 23, 2022 to September 23, 2023 by depositing into the trust account $0.0155 for each Public Share that has not been redeemed (or an aggregate of $88,867 if there are no redemptions) (the “Extension Payment”) for each one-month extension in the event the Company has not consummated a business combination by the Extended Termination Date. On September 21, 2023, the shareholders of the Company approved an amended and restated memorandum and articles of association (the “Charter Amendment II”), giving the Company the right to extend the date by which it has to complete a business combination up to twelve (12) times for an additional one (1) month each time, from September 23, 2023 to up to September 23, 2024. The Company has extended the amount of available time to complete a business combination until April 23, 2023.

 

On March 15, 2023, the Company has entered into non-binding letter of intent with Perfect Hexagon Group Limited.

 

On August 2, 2023, the Company entered into an agreement and plan of merger (the “Merger Agreement”) with Perfect Hexagon Holdings Limited, a British Virgin Islands business company and wholly owned subsidiary of the Company (“Purchaser”), Perfect Acquisitions Limited, a British Virgin Islands business company and wholly owned subsidiary of Purchaser (“Merger Sub”), and Perfect Hexagon Group Limited, a British Virgin Islands business company (“Perfect Hexagon”). Upon the closing of the transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement, (a) the Company will be merged with and into Purchaser (the “Reincorporation Merger”), with Purchaser surviving the Reincorporation Merger, and (b) Merger Sub will be merged with and into Perfect Hexagon (the “Acquisition Merger”), with Perfect Hexagon surviving the Acquisition Merger as a direct wholly owned subsidiary of Purchaser (collectively, the “Merger” or the “Business Combination”). Following the Business Combination, Purchaser will be a publicly traded company listed on a stock exchange in the United States. Pursuant to the terms of the Merger Agreement, the aggregate consideration to be paid at the closing of the Business Combination to existing shareholders of the Investor is $990,000,000 (the “Merger Consideration”), which will be paid in 99,000,000 newly issued ordinary shares of the Purchaser at a deemed price of $10.00 per share.

 

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Results of Operations

 

Our entire activity from inception up to September 23, 2021 was in preparation for the initial public offering. Since the initial public offering, our activity has been limited to the evaluation of business combination candidates, and we will not be generating any operating revenues until the closing and completion of our initial business combination. We expect to incur increased expenses as a result of being a public company (for legal, financial reporting, accounting and auditing compliance), as well as for due diligence expenses. We expect our expenses to increase substantially after this period.

 

For the years ended December 31, 2023, we had a net income of $1,372,581, which was comprised of interest income from our cash in bank and dividend income earned in investments held in Trust Account of $1,715,722, sundry income of $210,000 and offset by general and administrative expenses of $553,141.

 

(As Restated) For the years ended December 31, 2022, we had a net income-tax of $63,207, which was comprised of interest income from our cash in bank and dividend income earned in investments held in Trust Account of $617,150 and general and offset by administrative expenses of $553,943.

 

Results of Operations for the Three and Nine Months ended September 30, 2023 (As Restated)

 

For the three months ended September 30, 2023, we had a net income of $498,167, which was comprised of interest income from dividend income earned in investments held in Trust Account of $459,597 and other income from waiver of unpaid administrative service monthly fee of $210,000 offset by general and administrative expenses of $171,430.

 

For the nine months ended September 30, 2023, we had a net income of $996,599, which was comprised of interest income from our cash in bank of $3,471 and dividend income earned in investments held in Trust Account of $1,240,982, and other income from waiver of unpaid administrative service monthly fee of $210,000 offset by general and administrative expenses of $457,854.

 

Results of Operations for the Three and Six Months ended June 30, 2023 (As Restated)

 

For the three months ended June 30, 2023, we had a net income of $211,939, which was comprised of interest income from our cash in bank and dividend income earned in investments held in Trust Account of $416,318, offset by general and administrative expenses of $204,379.

 

For the six months ended June 30, 2023, we had a net income of $498,432, which was comprised of interest income from our cash in bank and dividend income earned in investments held in Trust Account of $784,856, offset by general and administrative expenses of $286,424.

 

Results of Operations for the Three Months ended March 31, 2023 (As Restated)

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2023, we had a net income of $286,493, which was comprised of interest income from our cash in bank and dividend income earned in investments held in Trust Account of $368,538, offset by general and administrative expenses $82,045.

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

On September 23, 2021, we consummated the initial public offering of 5,000,000 Public Units at a price of $10.00 per unit, generating gross proceeds of $50,000,000. Simultaneously, the underwriters exercised the over-allotment option in full and purchased additional 750,000 units at a price of $10.00 per unit, generating gross proceeds of $7,500,000. Simultaneously with the closing of the initial public offering, we consummated the sale of 237,000 Private Units, at a price of $10.00 per unit, generating gross proceeds of $2,370,000.

 

Following the initial public offering and the exercise of the over-allotment option, a total of $58,075,000 was placed in the trust account. We incurred $1,031,411 in initial public offering related costs, including $805,000 of underwriting fees and $226,411 of initial public offering costs.

 

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We intend to use substantially all of the net proceeds of the initial public offering, including the funds held in the trust account, to acquire a target business or businesses and to pay our expenses relating thereto. To the extent that our capital stock is used in whole or in part as consideration to effect our business combination, the remaining proceeds held in the trust account, as well as any other net proceeds not expended, will be used as working capital to finance the operations of the target business. Such working capital funds could be used in a variety of ways including continuing or expanding the target business’ operations, for strategic acquisitions and for marketing, research and development of existing or new products. Such funds could also be used to repay any operating expenses or finders’ fees which we had incurred prior to the completion of our business combination if the funds available to us outside of the trust account were insufficient to cover such expenses.

 

We intend to use the funds held outside the trust account primarily to identify and evaluate target businesses, perform business due diligence on prospective target businesses, travel to and from the offices, plants or similar locations of prospective target businesses or their representatives or owners, review corporate documents and material agreements of prospective target businesses, and structure, negotiate and complete a business combination.

 

As of December 31, 2023, we had cash of $16,014. Until the consummation of the initial public offering, the Company’s only source of liquidity was an initial purchase of ordinary shares by the initial shareholders, monies loaned by the related party under an unsecured promissory note.

 

On September 19, 2022, the shareholders of the Company approved an amended and restated memorandum and articles of association (the “Charter Amendment”), giving the Company the right to extend the date by which it has to complete a business combination up to twelve (12) times for an additional one (1) month each time, from September 23, 2022 up to September 23, 2023. On September 21, 2023, the shareholders of the Company approved an amended and restated memorandum and articles of association (the “Charter Amendment II”), giving the Company the right to extend the date by which it has to complete a business combination up to twelve (12) times for an additional one (1) month each time, from September 23, 2023 to up to September 23, 2024. We may begin preliminary due diligence of a target business in connection with an indication of interest, we intend to undertake in-depth due diligence, depending on the circumstances of the relevant prospective acquisition, only after we have negotiated and signed a letter of intent or other preliminary agreement that addresses the terms of our initial business combination. However, if our estimate of the costs of undertaking in-depth due diligence and negotiating our initial business combination is less than the actual amount necessary to do so, or the amount of interest available to use from the trust account is minimal as a result of the current interest rate environment, we may be required to raise additional capital, the amount, availability and cost of which is currently unascertainable. In this event, we could seek such additional capital through loans or additional investments from members of our management team, but such members of our management team are not under any obligation to advance funds to, or invest in, us. In the event that the business combination does not close, we may use a portion of the working capital held outside the trust account to repay such loaned amounts, but no proceeds from our trust account would be used for such repayment. Such loans would be evidenced by promissory notes. The notes would either be paid upon consummation of our business combination, without interest, or, at the lender’s discretion, up to $500,000 of the notes may be converted upon consummation of our business combination into additional Private Units at a price of $10.00 per unit. The terms of such loans by our initial shareholders, officers and directors, if any, have not been determined and no written agreements exist with respect to such loans.

 

Additionally, the Charter Amendments also allowed the holders of the Public Shares to redeem the shares when the Directors of the Company propose any amendment to the Company’s amended and restated memorandum and article of association that would affect the substance or timing of the redemption of the Public Shares. Accordingly, on September 19, 2022, 2,393,594 Public Shares were redeemed for the pro-rata share of the deposits then in the Trust Account. On September 22, 2023, 32,845 Public Shares were redeemed for the pro-rata share of the deposits then in the Trust Account.

 

Along with the Company’s Charter Amendment, Charter Amendment II, on each of September 21, 2022, October 31, 2022, November 28, 2022, December 21, 2022, January 20, 2023, February 21, 2023, March 21, 2023, April 21, 2023, May 23, 2023, June 23, 2023 and July 23, 2023, the Company had been deposited $9,080 into the Trust Account in order to extend the amount of available time to complete a business combination until August 23, 2023. On each of August 23, 2023, September 23, 2023, October 20, 2023, November 22, 2023, December 22, 2023, January 23, 2024, February 23, 2024 and March 20, 2024, the Company had deposited $7,985 into the Trust Account in order to extend the amount of available time to complete a business combination until April 23, 2024.

 

For the year ended December 31, 2023, the Company incurred net income of $1,372,581 and had negative cash provided by operating activities of $408,273. As of December 31, 2023, the Company had working capital deficit of $295,664. We may need to raise additional capital through loans or additional investments from its Sponsor or third parties.

 

In connection with the Company’s assessment of going concern in accordance with the authoritative guidance in ASU 2014-15, “Disclosures of Uncertainties about an Entity’s Ability to Continue as a Going Concern,” management has concluded that the Company has incurred net cash used in operating activities and determined that the mandatory liquidation and subsequent dissolution, should the Company be unable to raise additional funds to meet its obligations and complete a Business Combination, raises substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. The Company has until April 23, 2023 to consummate a Business Combination. It is uncertain that the Company will be able to consummate a Business Combination by this time. If a Business Combination is not consummated by this date without an extension to the acquisition period, there will be a mandatory liquidation and subsequent dissolution. No adjustments have been made to the carrying amounts of assets or liabilities should the Company be required to liquidate after September 23, 2024. Pursuant to the Trust Amendment II, the Company has the right to extend the time to complete a business combination twelve (12) times for an additional one (1) month each time from September 23, 2023, to September 23, 2024, by depositing $0.0333 for each issued and outstanding Company ordinary share issued in the IPO for each one-month extension (only non-waiving Public Share).

 

Accordingly, the Company may not be able to obtain additional financing. If the Company is unable to raise additional capital, it may be required to take additional measures to conserve liquidity, which could include, but not necessarily be limited to, curtailing operations, suspending the pursuit of a potential transaction, and reducing overhead expenses. The Company cannot provide any assurance that new financing will be available to it on commercially acceptable terms, if at all. These conditions raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern through one year from the date of these consolidated financial statements if a Business Combination is not consummated. These consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments relating to the recovery of the recorded assets or the classification of the liabilities that might be necessary should the Company be unable to continue as a going concern.

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources for the Three and Nine Months ended September 30, 2023 (As Restated)

 

For the nine months ended September 30, 2023, the Company generated net income of $996,599, but had cash used in operating activities of $281,696. As of September 30, 2023, the Company had cash of $6,546 with working capital deficit of $176,423. We may need to raise additional capital through loans or additional investments from its Sponsor or third parties.

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources for the Three and Six Months ended June 30, 2023 (As Restated)

 

For the six months ended June 30, 2023, the Company generated net income of $498,432, but had cash used in operating activities of $235,004. As of June 30, 2023, the Company had cash of $39,384 with working capital deficit of $188,847. We may need to raise additional capital through loans or additional investments from its Sponsor or third parties.

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources for the Three and Months ended March 31, 2023 (As Restated)

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2023, the Company generated net income of $286,493 but had cash used in operating activities of $107,702. As of March 31, 2023, the Company had cash of $193,927 with working capital deficit of $42,109. We may need to raise additional capital through loans or additional investments from its Sponsor or third parties.

 

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Off-balance Sheet Financing Arrangements

 

We have no obligations, assets or liabilities which would be considered off-balance sheet arrangements as of December 31, 2023 and 2022. We do not participate in transactions that create relationships with unconsolidated entities or financial partnerships, often referred to as variable interest entities, which would have been established for the purpose of facilitating off-balance sheet arrangements. We have not entered into any off-balance sheet financing arrangements, established any special purpose entities, guaranteed any debt or commitments of other entities, or purchased any non-financial assets.

 

Contractual Obligations

 

We do not have any long-term debt, capital lease obligations, operating lease obligations or long-term liabilities other than an agreement to pay our Sponsor a monthly fee of $10,000 for general and administrative services, including office space, utilities and administrative services to the Company. We began incurring these fees on October 1, 2021. On September 4, 2023, the Sponsor agreed to waive monthly fee of $10,000 commencing from July 1, 2023. Also, we are committed to the below:

 

Registration Rights

 

The holders of the insider shares, the Private Units (and their underlying securities) and the warrants that may be issued upon conversion of any working capital loans (and their underlying securities) are entitled to registration rights pursuant to a registration rights agreement signed on September 20, 2021. The holders of a majority of these securities will be entitled to make up to two demands that the Company register such securities. The holders of the majority of the insider shares can elect to exercise these registration rights at any time commencing three months prior to the date on which these ordinary shares are to be released from escrow. The holders of a majority of the Private Units and warrants issued in payment of any working capital loans made to the Company (or underlying securities) can elect to exercise these registration rights at any time after the Company consummates a business combination. In addition, the holders will have certain “piggy-back” registration rights with respect to registration statements filed subsequent to the completion of a business combination. The Company will bear the expenses incurred in connection with the filing of any such registration statements.

 

Underwriting Agreement

 

The underwriters were entitled to an underwriting fee of 3.2% of the gross proceeds from offering to the maximum of $1,615,000. A total of $805,000 was paid upon the closing of the Initial Public Offering. At the closing of any Business Combination, the Underwriters will receive a cash payment equal to the greater of: (i)$575,000 or (ii) a fee equal to 4.5% (or 0.5% with respect to investors in the Offering introduced to the Underwriters by the Company’s sponsor, or Company’s management, subject to a total maximum underwriting fee of $1,615,000.

 

Critical Accounting Estimates

 

The preparation of financial statements and related disclosures in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”) requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements, and income and expenses during the periods reported. Actual results could materially differ from those estimates. The Company has not identified the critical accounting estimates.

 

Recent Accounting Standards

 

In December 2023, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update 2023-09, “Income Taxes (Topic 740): Improvements to Income Tax Disclosure” (“ASU 2023-09”). ASU 2023-09 mostly requires, on an annual basis, disclosure of specific categories in an entity’s effective tax rate reconciliation and income taxes paid disaggregated by jurisdiction. The incremental disclosures may be presented on a prospective or retrospective basis. The ASU is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2024 with early adoption permitted. The Company is currently assessing the impact, if any, that ASU 2023-09 would have on its financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

 

Other than the above, there are no other recently issued accounting standards which are applicable to the Company.

 

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ITEM 7A. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

 

We are a smaller reporting company and are not required to provide the information otherwise required under this item.

 

ITEM 8. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTARY DATA

 

Our financial statements and the notes thereto begin on page F-1 of this Annual Report.

 

ITEM 9. CHANGES IN AND DISAGREEMENTS WITH ACCOUNTANTS ON ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE

 

None.

 

ITEM 9A. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

 

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

 

Disclosure controls are procedures that are designed with the objective of ensuring that information required to be disclosed in our reports filed under the Exchange Act, such as this Report, is recorded, processed, summarized, and reported within the time period specified in the SEC’s rules and forms. Disclosure controls are also designed with the objective of ensuring that such information is accumulated and communicated to our management, including the chief executive officer and chief financial officer, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure. Our management evaluated, with the participation of our current chief executive officer and chief financial officer (our “Certifying Officers”), the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures as of December 31, 2023, pursuant to Rule 13a-15(b) under the Exchange Act. Based upon that evaluation, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer concluded that, as of December 31, 2023, our disclosure controls and procedures were not effective due to the material weaknesses in our control environment which resulted in restatements of financial year ended 2022 and interim financial statement 2023 due to inadequate oversight over the accounting for interest earned on investments held in the Trust Account and related to a lack of accounting staff with appropriate knowledge of U.S. GAAP and SEC reporting.

 

Management plans to remediate the material weakness by enhancing our processes to identify and appropriately apply applicable accounting requirements and increased communication among our personnel and third-party professionals with whom we consult regarding accounting applications. The elements of our remediation plan can only be accomplished over time, and we can offer no assurance that these initiatives will ultimately have the intended effects. For a discussion of management’s consideration of the material weakness identified related to our accounting for interest earned on investments held in the Trust Account and classification of administrative service cash flow in the consolidated statement of cash flows, see “Note 2—Restatement of Previously Issued Financial Statements” to the accompanying financial statements.

 

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Management’s Report on Internal Controls Over Financial Reporting

 

As required by SEC rules and regulations implementing Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15- d-15(e) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended), our management is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal control over financial reporting. Our internal control over financial reporting is designed to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of our financial statements for external reporting purposes in accordance with GAAP. Our internal control over financial reporting includes those policies and procedures that:

 

(1) pertain to the maintenance of records that, in reasonable detail, accurately and fairly reflect the transactions and dispositions of the assets of our company,

 

(2) provide reasonable assurance that transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements in accordance with GAAP, and that our receipts and expenditures are being made only in accordance with authorizations of our management and directors, and

 

(3) provide reasonable assurance regarding prevention or timely detection of unauthorized acquisition, use or disposition of our assets that could have a material effect on the financial statements.

 

Because of its inherent limitations, internal control over financial reporting may not prevent or detect errors or misstatements in our financial statements. Also, projections of any evaluation of effectiveness to future periods are subject to the risk that controls may become inadequate because of changes in conditions, or that the degree or compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate. Management assessed the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting at December 31, 2023. In making these assessments, management used the criteria set forth by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) in Internal Control — Integrated Framework (2013). Based on our assessments and those criteria, management determined that we did not maintain effective internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2023 due to the material weakness described above. For additional information, see “– Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures.”

 

This Annual Report on Form 10-K does not include an attestation report of internal controls from our independent registered public accounting firm due to our status as an emerging growth company under the JOBS Act.

 

Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting

 

Other than the matter disclosed above, there was no change in our internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the quarter ended December 31, 2023 that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

 

ITEM 9B. OTHER INFORMATION

 

None.

 

ITEM 9C. DISCLOSURE REGARDING FOREIGN JURISDICTIONS THAT PREVENT INSPECTIONS

 

Not applicable.

 

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part III

 

ITEM 10. DIRECTORS, EXECUTIVE OFFICERS AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

 

The following table sets forth information about our directors and executive officers as of the date of this report:

 

Name   Age   Position
Chee Shiong (Keith) Kok   49   Director and Chief Executive Officer
Shuk Man (Lora) Chan   53   Chief Financial Officer
Kym Hau   41   Director
Weiyi Di   52   Independent Director
Tzu Fei (Philip) Ting   40   Independent Director

 

Below is a summary of the business experience of each of our executive officers and directors:

 

Chee Shiong (Keith) Kok. Mr. Chee Shiong (Keith) Kok has been our director and Chief Executive Officer since June 2021. Mr. Kok has over two decades of experience in finance, mergers & acquisitions, risk management, business strategy integrations, divestitures, and hands-on operational expertise with extensive government and business network, particularly in Asia. Since September 2019, Mr. Kok has been serving as the director and the chief executive officer of EPL Exhibition Sdn. Bhd., an exhibition organizer. From June 2017 to August 2019, Mr. Kok served as the chief finance officer of EN Projects Sdn. Bhd., a company engaged in managing government related aerospace and maritime exhibitions and was recognized as the Best International Exhibition organizer for LIMA by the then Malaysia Prime Minister in 2019. From January 2013 to March 2017, Mr. Kok served as the head transaction banking corporate banking, and subsequently, the head business banking of Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia. During Mr. Kok’s time with Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia, he led the bank to win the Best Cash Management Deal for Corporate Banking within Standard Chartered Bank worldwide in 2014, Best Liquidity Management Deal in Malaysia in 2015 by Asset Triple A and won best Top SME supporter in Malaysia with CGC (Credit Guarantee Corporation) in 2016. From August 2007 to January 2013, Mr. Kok served as the regional head transaction banking for the Asian & Oceania region (excluding North Asia) of Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi-UFJ Ltd (Singapore Branch) (“BTMU”). During Mr. Kok’s time with BTMU, he assisted the International Enterprise Singapore, a division of Singapore Government to develop government guarantee scheme (SPRING) to assist the small and medium enterprises during the Global Financial Crisis in 2008. Mr. Kok was also instrumental in developing the Global Transaction Banking Division in BTMU and led BTMU to be the first bank in the world to conclude electronic Letter of Credit (LC) Discounting and the first bank in Singapore to deal with processing electronic LC. From January 2007 to August 2007, Mr. Kok served as the vice president in the trade division of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, a banking corporation. From December 2005 to January 2007, Mr. Kok served as the assistant vice president of Citibank Berhad in Malaysia, a banking corporation. From 2002 to 2005, Mr. Kok was engaged in his own consultancy business and worked in various local Malaysian companies. From 1996 to 2002, Mr. Kok served in various positions in corporate banking division at Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia. Mr. Kok received a bachelor’s of science degree in banking and finance from University of London in 1995. Mr. Kok also obtained ICC Certificate of Achievement Upskill 600 and M5 Rules & Regulations For Financial Advisory Services, in 2007 and 2008, respectively.

 

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Shuk Man (Lora) Chan. Ms. Shuk Man (Lora) Chan has been our Chief Financial Officer since June 2021. Ms. Chan has been serving as the company secretary and the authorized representative of China Tontine Wines Group Limited (HKG.0389), a company engaged in the wine business in the PRC, since January 2021. From June 2016 to May 2020, Ms. Chan served as an investment director and then subsequently became the company secretary and the authorized representative of Evershine Group Holdings Limited (HKG.8022), a company principally engaged in the trading business, cemetery business, property development and investment, mobile application business and also provision of money lending business. From May 2001 to May 2015, Ms. Chan was providing audit, assurance and consultancy services at UHY Vocation HK CPA Limited with her last position as a senior director. From 1995 to 2001, Ms. Chan was engaged in a family business in Thailand where she was responsible for providing investment analysis. From 1994 to 1995, Ms. Chan served as a senior officer of Merchant and Corporate Banking Unit of Credit Department at Generale Belgian Bank Hong Kong, a subsidiary of Generale Bank, Belgium. From 1993 to 1994, Ms. Chan served as a credit analyst at Dai-Ichi Kangyo Limited, the Hong Kong Branch, a subsidiary of Dai-Ichi Kangyo Bank, Japan. Ms. Chan received a bachelor’s degree of business administration in accounting from The Coventry University, United Kingdom and a MBA degree (major in banking) from The University of Stirling, United Kingdom in 1991 and 1992, respectively. Ms. Chan is a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, the Taxation Institute of Hong Kong, a Chartered Tax Adviser (Hong Kong) and a member of American Institute of CPAs (International Associate).

 

Kym Hau. Ms. Kym Hau has been our director since June 2021. Since 2014, Ms. Hau has been working at Messrs. Wan Yeung Hau & Co., Solicitors, a law firm. Ms. Hau joined Messrs. Wan Yeung Hau & Co., Solicitors in June 2014 where she served as a legal consultant and was then promoted to a partner in June 2015. Since November 2020, Ms. Hau has been a legal consultant of Messrs. Wan Yeung Hau & Co., Solicitors. Since March 2019, Ms. Hau has been a director of Grey Bear Capital Limited, a company engaged in the provision of general consulting services. Ms. Hau received a bachelor’s degree in Laws and a Postgraduate Certificate in Laws from The City University of Hong Kong in 2003 and 2004, respectively.

 

Weiyi Di. Mr. Weiyi Di has been our independent director since June 2021. Since June 2019, Mr. Di has been the director and the chief executive officer of Polo Lubricants Company Limited, a company engaged in producing engine oils. Since 2002, Mr. Di has been the chief executive officer of Luroda Lubricants Wuxi Co., Ltd, a company engaged in the research and development, manufacturing, and distribution of lubricants. From 1994 to 2004, Mr. Di served as the sales manager and was subsequently promoted as the managing director of Wuxi Jiangnan Refinery Co., Ltd, a company engaged in oil refinery. Mr. Di obtained his master’s degree in executive master of business administration from Tsinghua University in 2010.

 

Tzu Fei (Philip) Ting. Mr. Tzu Fei (Philip) Ting has been our independent director since June 2021. Since September 2010, he has been the founding partner of Philip Ting & Kwan law firm with specific focus on fund advisory, property, technology and renewable energy sectors. Since November 2020, Mr. Ting has been a director of Tableapp Sdn. Bhd., a company engaged in the online reservation of high end restaurants in Malaysia. Mr. Ting is also a founding partner of FunNow Sdn. Bhd., an application software products company, which was founded in Malaysia in July 2018. Since October 2015, Mr. Ting has been a managing director at Clearbrook Global Advisers LLC, a global investment advisory company, which advises on strategic fund raising opportunities in Asia. Since May 2009, Mr. Ting has been a director of Solarcorp Sdn. Bhd., a company engaged in the generation and sale of solar energy in Malaysia. From October 2006 to August 2007, Mr. Ting completed his pupillage at Skrine, a law firm. From November 2007 to September 2008, Mr. Ting served as a paralegal at Allen & Overy (Hong Kong), a law firm. From October 2008 to January 2009, Mr. Ting served as a registered foreign lawyer at Richards Butler in association with Reed Smith (Hong Kong). Mr. Ting obtained a bachelor’s degree in Laws from The University of Nottingham, United Kingdom and a master’s degree in law and accounting from The London School of Economics, United Kingdom in 2003 and 2005, respectively. Mr. Ting was called to the Bar in the United Kingdom, Malaysia and United States in 2004, 2007 and 2008, respectively. Mr. Ting passed the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA, Level 1) in 2006.

 

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We believe with their vast experience and complementary skillsets, our officers and directors are well qualified to serve as members of our board.

 

Our directors and officers will play a key role in identifying, evaluating, and selecting target businesses, and structuring, negotiating and consummating our initial acquisition transaction. Except as described below and under “Conflicts of Interest,” none of these individuals is currently a principal of or affiliated with a public company or blank check company that executed a business plan similar to our business plan. We believe that the skills and experience of these individuals, their collective access to acquisition opportunities and ideas, their contacts, and their transaction expertise should enable them to identify successfully and effect an acquisition transaction, although we cannot assure you that they will, in fact, be able to do so.

 

Board Committees

 

The Board has a standing audit, nominating and compensation committee. The independent directors oversee director nominations. Each audit committee and compensation committee has a charter.

 

Audit Committee

 

The Audit Committee, which is established in accordance with Section 3(a)(58)(A) of the Exchange Act, monitors the independence of the independent auditor, reviews and discusses with management and the independent auditor the annual audited financial statements, and recommending to the board whether the audited financial statements should be included in our Form 10-K, discusses with management and the independent auditor significant financial reporting issues and judgments made in connection with the preparation of our financial statements; discusses with management major risk assessment and risk management policies; verifies the rotation of the lead (or coordinates) audit partner having primary responsibility for the audit and the audit partner responsible for reviewing the audit as required by law, reviews and approves all related-party transactions, inquires and discusses with management our compliance with applicable laws and regulations; pre-approves all audit services and permitted non-audit services to be performed by our independent auditor, including the fees and terms of the services to be performed; appoints or replaces the independent auditor; determines the compensation and oversight of the work of the independent auditor (including resolution of disagreements between management and the independent auditor regarding financial reporting) for the purpose of preparing or issuing an audit report or related work; establishes procedures for the receipt, retention and treatment of complaints received by us regarding accounting, internal accounting controls or reports which raise material issues regarding our financial statements or accounting policies; and approves reimbursement of expenses incurred by our management team in identifying potential target businesses.

 

The members of the Audit Committee are Weiyi Di and Tzu Fei (Philip) Ting, each of whom is an independent director under NASDAQ’s listing standards. Tzu Fei (Philip) Ting is the chairperson of the audit committee. The Board has determined that both Fei (Philip) Ting qualify as an “audit committee financial expert,” as defined under the rules and regulations of the SEC.

 

Nominating Committee

 

The Nominating Committee is responsible for overseeing the selection of persons to be nominated to serve on our Board. Specifically, the Nominating Committee responsible for overseeing the selection of persons to be nominated to serve on our board of directors. On an annual basis, the Nominating Committee recommends for approval by the Board certain desired qualifications and characteristics for board membership. Additionally, the Nominating Committee establishes and administers a periodic assessment procedure relating to the performance of the Board as a whole and its individual members. The Nominating Committee will consider a number of qualifications relating to management and leadership experience, background and integrity and professionalism in evaluating a person’s candidacy for membership on the Board. The Nominating Committee may require certain skills or attributes, such as financial or accounting experience, to meet specific board needs that arise from time to time and will also consider the overall experience and makeup of its members to obtain a broad and diverse mix of board members. The nominating committee does not distinguish among nominees recommended by shareholders and other persons.

 

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The members of the Nominating Committee are, Weiyi Di and Tzu Fei (Philip) Ting, each of whom is an independent director under NASDAQ’s listing standards. Tzu Fei (Philip) Ting is the chairperson of the Nominating Committee.

 

Compensation Committee

 

The Compensation Committee reviews annually the Company’s corporate goals and objectives relevant to the officers’ compensation, evaluates the officers’ performance in light of such goals and objectives, determines and approves the officers’ compensation level based on this evaluation; reviews and approves the compensation of all of our other executive officers; reviews our executive compensation policies and plans; implements and administers our incentive compensation equity-based remuneration plans; assists management in complying with our proxy statement and annual report disclosure requirements; approves all special perquisites, special cash payments and other special compensation and benefit arrangements for our executive officers and employees; if required, producing a report on executive compensation to be included in our annual proxy statement; and reviews, evaluates and recommends changes, if appropriate, to the remuneration for directors. The Compensation Committee has the authority to delegate any of its responsibilities to subcommittees as it may deem appropriate in its sole discretion. The chief executive officer of the Company may not be present during voting or deliberations of the Compensation Committee with respect to his compensation. The Company’s executive officers do not play a role in suggesting their own salaries. Neither the Company nor the Compensation Committee has engaged any compensation consultant who has a role in determining or recommending the amount or form of executive or director compensation.

 

Notwithstanding the foregoing, as indicated above, no compensation of any kind, including finders, consulting or other similar fees, will be paid to any of our existing shareholders, including our directors, or any of their respective affiliates, prior to, or for any services they render in order to effectuate, the consummation of a business combination. Accordingly, it is likely that prior to the consummation of an initial business combination, the compensation committee will only be responsible for the review and recommendation of any compensation arrangements to be entered into in connection with such initial business combination.

 

The members of the Compensation Committee are Weiyi Di and Tzu Fei (Philip) Ting, each of whom is an independent director under NASDAQ’s listing standards. Weiyi Di is the chairperson of the Compensation Committee.

 

Code of Ethics

 

We adopted a code of conduct and ethics applicable to our directors, officers and employees in accordance with applicable federal securities laws. The code of ethics codifies the business and ethical principles that govern all aspects of our business.

 

Section 16(a) Beneficial Ownership Reporting Compliance

 

Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or the Exchange Act, requires our executive officers, directors and persons who beneficially own more than 10% of a registered class of our equity securities to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission initial reports of ownership and reports of changes in ownership of our ordinary shares and other equity securities. These executive officers, directors, and greater than 10% beneficial owners are required by SEC regulation to furnish us with copies of all Section 16(a) forms filed by such reporting persons.

 

Based solely on our review of such forms furnished to us and written representations from certain reporting persons, we believe that all filing requirements applicable to our executive officers, directors and greater than 10% beneficial owners were filed in a timely manner.

 

ITEM 11. EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION

 

Employment Agreements

 

We have not entered into any employment agreements with our executive officers, and have not made any agreements to provide benefits upon termination of employment.

 

Executive Officers and Director Compensation

 

No executive officer has received any cash compensation for services rendered to us. No compensation of any kind, including finders, consulting or other similar fees, will be paid to any of our existing shareholders, including our directors, or any of their respective affiliates, prior to, or for any services they render in order to effectuate, the consummation of a business combination. However, such individuals will be reimbursed for any out-of-pocket expenses incurred in connection with activities on our behalf such as identifying potential target businesses and performing due diligence on suitable business combinations. There is no limit on the amount of these out-of-pocket expenses and there will be no review of the reasonableness of the expenses by anyone other than our board of directors and audit committee, which includes persons who may seek reimbursement, or a court of competent jurisdiction if such reimbursement is challenged.

 

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ITEM 12. SECURITY OWNERSHIP OF CERTAIN BENEFICIAL OWNERS AND MANAGEMENT AND RELATED SHAREHOLDER MATTERS

 

The following table sets forth certain information with respect to the beneficial ownership of our voting securities by (i) each person who is known by us to be the beneficial owner of more than 5% of our issued and outstanding ordinary shares, (ii) each of our officers and directors, and (iii) all of our officers and directors as a group as of March 28, 2024. As of March 28, 2024, we had 3,323,561 ordinary shares issued and outstanding.

 

Unless otherwise indicated, we believe that all persons named in the table have sole voting and investment power with respect to all ordinary shares beneficially owned by them. The following table does not reflect record of beneficial ownership of any ordinary shares issuable upon exercise of the warrants or conversion of rights, as the warrants are not exercisable within 60 days of March 28, 2024 and the rights are not convertible within 60 days of March 28, 2024.

 

Name and Address of Beneficial Owner(1) 

Amount and

Nature of

Beneficial

Ownership of

Ordinary

Shares

  

Approximate

Percentage of

Outstanding

Ordinary

Shares

 
Hooy Kok Wai (Our Sponsor)(2)   3,614,500    71.1%
           
           
Chee Shiong (Keith) Kok   160,000    3.15%
Shuk Man (Lora) Chan   80,000    1.57%
Kym Hau   5,000    * 
Weiyi Di   5,000    * 
Tzu Fei (Philip) Ting   5,000    * 
All directors and executive officers as a group (5 individuals)   255,000    5.02%

 

* Less than 1%.
   
(1) Unless otherwise indicated, the business address of each of the individuals is c/o HHG Capital Corporation, 1 Commonwealth Lane, #03-20, Singapore, 149544.
(2)

Represents shares held by Mr. Kok Wai Hooy, our sponsor, whose address is 1 Commonwealth Lane, #03-20 Singapore, 149544.

 

ITEM 13. CERTAIN RELATIONSHIPS AND RELATED TRANSACTIONS, AND DIRECTOR INDEPENDENCE

 

In July 2020, 10,000 insider shares were issued to our initial subscriber of the Company. In November 2020, the initial subscriber transferred the insider shares that it holds to HHG Investment Fund SPC – HHG Capital Fund SP (“HHG Fund”) , and the Company further issued 1,240,000 insider shares to HHG Fund and Forever Happiness Limited (“FHL”). In February 2021, the Company further allotted 187,500 insider shares to HHG Fund, resulting in an aggregate of 1,437,500 ordinary shares outstanding, for an aggregate purchase price of $25,000, or approximately $0.017 per share. In May 2021, HHG, FHL and all other shareholders transferred an aggregate of 1,437,500 insider shares to Expert Capital Investments Limited, who in turn transferred all 1,437,500 insider shares to Mr. Hooy Kok Wai (the “Sponsor”) in June 2021. At the end of June 2021, our Sponsor transferred an aggregate of 255,000 ordinary shares to the directors.

 

Simultaneously with the closing of the IPO, the Company consummated the private placement with certain of its initial shareholders of 255,000 units at a price of $10.00 per Private Unit, generating total proceeds of $2,550,000.

 

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In order to meet our working capital needs following the consummation of the IPO until completion of an initial business combination, our initial shareholders, officers and directors or their affiliates may, but are not obligated to, loan us funds, from time to time or at any time, in whatever amount they deem reasonable in their sole discretion. Each loan would be evidenced by a promissory note. The notes would either be paid upon consummation of our initial business combination, without interest, or, at the lender’s discretion, up to $500,000 of the notes may be converted upon consummation of our business combination into private units at a price of $10.00 per unit (which, for example, would result in the holders being issued units to acquire 50,000 ordinary shares, warrants to purchase 37,500 ordinary shares and rights to receive 5,000 ordinary shares if $500,000 of notes were so converted). Our shareholders have approved the issuance of the units and underlying securities upon conversion of such notes, to the extent the holder wishes to so convert them at the time of the consummation of our initial business combination. If we do not complete a business combination, the loans would be repaid out of funds not held in the trust account, and only to the extent available.

 

The holders of our insider shares issued and outstanding prior to the date of the IPO, as well as the holders of the private units (and all underlying securities) and any securities our initial shareholders, officers, directors or their affiliates may be issued in payment of working capital loans made to us, will be entitled to registration rights pursuant to offering registration rights agreement. The holders of a majority of these securities are entitled to make up to two demands that we register such securities. The holders of the majority of the insider shares can elect to exercise these registration rights at any time commencing three months prior to the date on which these ordinary shares are to be released from escrow. The holders of a majority of the private units or securities issued in payment of working capital loans made to us can elect to exercise these registration rights at any time after we consummate a business combination. In addition, the holders have certain “piggy-back” registration rights with respect to registration statements filed subsequent to our consummation of a business combination. We will bear the expenses incurred in connection with the filing of any such registration statements.

 

We will reimburse our officers and directors for any reasonable out-of-pocket business expenses incurred by them in connection with certain activities on our behalf such as identifying and investigating possible target businesses and business combinations. There is no limit on the amount of out-of-pocket expenses reimbursable by us; provided, however, that to the extent such expenses exceed the available proceeds not deposited in the trust account and the interest income earned on the amounts held in the trust account, such expenses would not be reimbursed by us unless we consummate an initial business combination. Our audit committee will review and approve all reimbursements and payments made to any initial shareholder or member of our management team, or our or their respective affiliates, and any reimbursements and payments made to members of our audit committee will be reviewed and approved by our Board of Directors, with any interested director abstaining from such review and approval.

 

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On each of August 8, 2023, October 9, 2023 and November 17, 2023, the Company issued an unsecured promissory note to the Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Chee Shiong (Keith) Kok, pursuant to which the Company may borrow up to an aggregate principal amount of $80,000, $100,000 and $20,000 (the “Promissory Note”), respectively. The Promissory Note is non-interest bearing and payable upon consummation of business combination. As of December 31, 2023 and 2022, the Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Chee Shiong (Keith) Kok had advanced the Company an aggregate amount of $200,000 and $0, respectively. The advances are non-interest bearing and due on demand.

 

The Sponsor and the Chief Executive Officer have paid the expenses incurred by the Company in aggregate of $60,000 on a non-interest bearing basis as of December 31, 2023. As of December 31, 2023 and 2022, the Company owed an aggregate balance of $0 and $150,000 to our Sponsor respectively.

 

The Company is obligated to pay Ms. Yeung Po Yi a monthly fee of $10,000 for general and administrative services. However, pursuant to the terms of such agreement, the Company may delay payment of such monthly fee upon a determination by the Company’s audit committee that the Company lack sufficient funds held outside the trust to pay actual or anticipated expenses in connection with the initial business combination. On September 4, 2023, both parties agreed to waive monthly fee of $10,000 commencing from July 1, 2023 and all the $210,000 outstanding balance as of June 30, 2023. The waiver of amount due to a related party of $210,000 was recorded in the consolidated statements of comprehensive income during the year ended December 31, 2023.

 

All ongoing and future transactions between us and any of our officers and directors or their respective affiliates will be on terms believed by us to be no less favorable to us than are available from unaffiliated third parties. Such transactions, including the payment of any compensation, will require prior approval by a majority of our uninterested “independent” directors (to the extent we have any) or the members of our board who do not have an interest in the transaction, in either case who had access, at our expense, to our attorneys or independent legal counsel. We will not enter into any such transaction unless our disinterested “independent” directors (or, if there are no “independent” directors, our disinterested directors) determine that the terms of such transaction are no less favorable to us than those that would be available to us with respect to such a transaction from unaffiliated third parties.

 

Related Party Policy

 

Our Code of Ethics requires us to avoid, wherever possible, all related party transactions that could result in actual or potential conflicts of interests, except under guidelines approved by the board of directors (or the audit committee). Related-party transactions are defined as transactions in which (1) the aggregate amount involved will or may be expected to exceed $120,000 in any calendar year, (2) we or any of our subsidiaries is a participant, and (3) any (a) executive officer, director or nominee for election as a director, (b) greater than 5% beneficial owner of our ordinary shares, or (c) immediate family member, of the persons referred to in clauses (a) and (b), has or will have a direct or indirect material interest (other than solely as a result of being a director or a less than 10% beneficial owner of another entity). A conflict of interest situation can arise when a person takes actions or has interests that may make it difficult to perform his or her work objectively and effectively. Conflicts of interest may also arise if a person, or a member of his or her family, receives improper personal benefits as a result of his or her position.

 

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We also require each of our directors and executive officers to annually complete a directors’ and officers’ questionnaire that elicits information about related party transactions.

 

Our audit committee, pursuant to its written charter, will be responsible for reviewing and approving related-party transactions to the extent we enter into such transactions. All ongoing and future transactions between us and any of our officers and directors or their respective affiliates will be on terms believed by us to be no less favorable to us than are available from unaffiliated third parties. Such transactions will require prior approval by our audit committee and a majority of our uninterested “independent” directors, or the members of our board who do not have an interest in the transaction, in either case who had access, at our expense, to our attorneys or independent legal counsel. We will not enter into any such transaction unless our audit committee and a majority of our disinterested “independent” directors determine that the terms of such transaction are no less favorable to us than those that would be available to us with respect to such a transaction from unaffiliated third parties. Additionally, we require each of our directors and executive officers to complete a directors’ and officers’ questionnaire that elicits information about related party transactions.

 

These procedures are intended to determine whether any such related party transaction impairs the independence of a director or presents a conflict of interest on the part of a director, employee or officer.

 

To further minimize potential conflicts of interest, we have agreed not to consummate a business combination with an entity which is affiliated with any of our initial shareholders unless we obtain an opinion from an independent investment banking firm that the business combination is fair to our unaffiliated shareholders from a financial point of view. Furthermore, in no event will any of our existing officers, directors or initial shareholders, or any entity with which they are affiliated, be paid any finder’s fee, consulting fee or other compensation prior to, or for any services they render in order to effectuate, the consummation of a business combination.

 

Director Independence

 

Nasdaq listing standards require that a majority of our board of directors be independent. For a description of the director independence, see above Part III, Item 10 - Directors, Executive Officers and Corporate Governance.

 

ITEM 14. PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTANT FEES AND SERVICES

 

The following is a summary of fees paid or to be paid to Marcum LLP (“Marcum”) and Friedman LLP (“Friedman”), for services rendered.

 

Audit Fees. Audit fees consist of fees billed for professional services rendered for the audits of our year-end financial statements and services that are normally provided by the chosen registered public accounting firms in connection with regulatory filings. The aggregate fees billed by Friedman for professional services rendered for the review of our quarterly financial statements totaled $10,000, the aggregate fees billed by Marcum for professional services rendered for the audit of our 2022 annual financial statements and review of our quarterly financial statements totaled $51,805, and the aggregate fees billed by Marcum for professional services rendered for the audit of our 2023 annual financial statements and review of our quarterly financial statements totaled $152,910. The above amounts include interim procedures and audit fees, as well as attendance at audit committee meetings and professional services rendered in connection with the IPO and the review of registration statement on Form F-4.

 

Audit-Related Fees. Audit-related services consist of fees billed for assurance and related services that are reasonably related to performance of the audit or review of our financial statements and are not reported under “Audit Fees.” These services include attest services that are not required by statute or regulation and consultations concerning financial accounting and reporting standards. We did not pay Friedman or Marcum for consultations concerning financial accounting and reporting standards during the years ended December 31, 2023 and 2022, respectively.

 

Tax Fees. We did not pay Friedman or Marcum for tax planning and tax advice for the years ended December 31, 2023 and 2022, respectively.

 

All Other Fees. We did not pay Friedman or Marcum for other services for the years ended December 31, 2023 and 2022, respectively.

 

Pre-Approval of Services

 

Our audit committee was formed upon the consummation of our IPO. Since the formation of our audit committee, and on a going-forward basis, the audit committee has and will pre-approve all auditing services and permitted non-audit services to be performed for us by our auditors, including the fees and terms thereof (subject to the de minimis exceptions for non-audit services described in the Exchange Act which are approved by the audit committee prior to the completion of the audit).

 

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part IV

 

ITEM 15. EXHIBITS AND FINANCIAL STATEMENT SCHEDULES

 

(a) Financial Statements:

 

  (1) Financial Statements:

 

  Page
   
Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm F-2
Consolidated Balance Sheets F-3
Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Loss F-4
Consolidated Statements of Changes in Shareholders’ Deficit F-5
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows F-6
Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements F-7

 

  (2) All supplemental schedules have been omitted since the information is either included in the consolidated financial statements or the notes thereto or they are not required or are not applicable
     
  (3) See attached Exhibit Index of this Annual Report on Form 10-K

 

(b) Exhibits

 

EXHIBIT INDEX

 

Exhibit No.   Description
1.1   Underwriting Agreement, dated September 20, 2021, by and between the Registrant, EF Hutton, division of Benchmark Investments, LLC (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 1.1 to the Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission on September 23, 2021)
     
2.1  

Merger Agreement dated August 2, 2023 by and between the Registrant, Purchaser, Merger Sub, and PHGL (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 2.1 of the Current Report on Form 8-K filed by the registrant with the Commission on August 4, 2023).

     
3.1   Amended and restated memorandum and articles of association of HHG Capital Corporation, dated September 21, 2023 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 of the Current Report on Form 8-K filed by the registrant with the Commission on September 25, 2023).
     
4.1   Specimen Unit Certificate (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 to the Registration Statement on Form S-1/A filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission on August 23, 2021)
     
4.2   Specimen Ordinary Share Certificate (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.2 to the Registration Statement on Form S-1/A filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 16, 2021)
     
4.3   Specimen Warrant Certificate (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.3 to the Registration Statement on Form S-1/A filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 23, 2021)
     
4.4   Specimen Right Certificate (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.4 to the Registration Statement on Form S-1/A filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 23, 2021)
     
4.5   Warrant Agreement, dated September 20, 2021, by and between American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC and the Registrant (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 to the Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission on September 23, 2021)
     
4.6   Rights Agreement, dated September 20, 2021, by and between American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC and the Registrant (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.2 to the Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission on September 23, 2021)
     
4.7   Description of Securities (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.7 to the Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission on March 3, 2022)
     
10.1   Letter Agreement, dated September 20, 2021, by and between the Company and each of the officers and directors of the Company (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission on September 23, 2021)
     
10.2   Letter Agreement, dated September 20, 2021, by and between the Company and the Sponsor (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to the Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission on September 23, 2021)
     
10.3   Investment Management Trust Account Agreement, dated September 20, 2021, by and between American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC and the Registrant (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.3 to the Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission on September 23, 2021)

 

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10.4   Stock Escrow Agreement, dated September 20, 2021, among the Registrant, American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC, and the initial shareholders (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.4 to the Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission on September 23, 2021)
     
10.5   Registration Rights Agreement, dated September 20, 2021, among the Registrant, American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC and the initial shareholders (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.5 to the Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission on September 23, 2021)
     
10.6   Subscription Agreement, dated September 20, 2021, by and between the Company and the Sponsor (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.6 to the Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission on September 23, 2021)
     
10.7   Administrative Service Agreement, dated September 20, 2021, by and between the Company and Ms. Yeung Po Yi. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.7 to the Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission on September 23, 2021)
     
10.8   Form of Indemnification Agreement, dated September 20, 2021, by and between the Company and each of the officers and directors of the Company (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.8 to the Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission on September 23, 2021)
     
10.9   Amendment to the investment management trust agreement, dated as of September 22, 2023, with Equiniti Trust Company LLC (formerly known as American Stock Transfer & Trust Company) (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 1.1 of the Current Report on Form 8-K filed by the registrant with the Commission on September 25, 2023).
     
10.10   Letter agreement (the “Letter Agreement”) with Golden Eagle Brokerage Limited dated August 18, 2022 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission on August 24, 2022)
     
10.11  

Sponsor Support Agreement dated August 2, 2023 by and among HHGC and certain holders of HHGC ordinary shares (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 of the Current Report on Form 8-K filed by the registrant with the Commission on August 4, 2023).

     
10.12  

Form of Registration Rights Agreement (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 of the Current Report on Form 8-K filed by the registrant with the Commission on August 4, 2023)..

     
10.13  

Form of Lock-Up Agreement (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.3 of the Current Report on Form 8-K filed by the registrant with the Commission on August 4, 2023)..

     
14   Code of Ethics (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 14 to the Registration Statement on Form S-1 filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission on March 16, 2021)
     
16.1   Letter from Friedman LLP regarding the change in the Registrant’s certifying accountant, dated September 21, 2022 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 16.1 to the Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission on September 21, 2022)
     
31.1   Certification of Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14 and Rule 15d-14(a), promulgated under the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
     
31.2   Certification of Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14 and Rule 15d-14(a), promulgated under the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
     
32   Certification of Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
     
97.1   Clawback policy

 

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ITEM 16. FORM 10-K SUMMARY.

 

None.

 

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SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of Section 13 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

  HHG CAPITAL CORPORATION
     
Dated: [   ], 2024 By: /s/ Chee Shiong (Keith) Kok
  Name: Chee Shiong (Keith) Kok
  Title: Chief Executive Officer

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, this report has been signed below by the following persons on behalf of the registrant and in the capacities and on the dates indicated.

 

Name   Position   Date
         
/s/ Chee Shiong (Keith) Kok   Chief Executive Officer   [   ], 2024
Chee Shiong (Keith) Kok   (Principal executive officer) and Director    
         
/s/ Shuk Man (Lora) Chan   Chief Financial Officer   [   ], 2024
Shuk Man (Lora) Chan   (Principal financial and accounting officer) and Director    
         
/s/ Kym Hau   Director   [   ], 2024
Kym Hau        
         
         
/s/ Weiyi Di   Director   [   ], 2024
Weiyi Di        
         
/s/ Tzu Fei (Philip) Ting   Director   [   ], 2024
Tzu Fei (Philip) Ting        

 

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HHG CAPITAL CORPORATION

 

INDEX TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

  Page
   
Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm (PCAOB ID: 688) F-2
   
Consolidated Balance Sheets F-3
   
Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income F-4
   
Consolidated Statements of Changes in Shareholders’ Deficit F-5
   
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows F-6
   
Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements F-7 – F-41

 

F-1
 

 

REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

 

To the Shareholders and Board of Directors of

HHG Capital Corporation

 

Opinion on the Financial Statements

 

We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheets of HHG Capital Corporation (the “Company”) as of December 31, 2023 and 2022 the related consolidated statements of comprehensive income, changes in shareholders’ deficit and cash flows for each of the two years in the period ended December 31, 2023, and the related notes (collectively referred to as the “financial statements”). In our opinion, the financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of the Company as of December 31, 2023 and 2022, and the results of its operations and its cash flows for each of the two years in the period ended December 31, 2023, in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

 

Restatement of the 2022 Financial Statements

 

As discussed in Note 2 to the financial statements, the financial statements as of and for the year ended December 31, 2022 have been restated.

 

Explanatory Paragraph – Going Concern

 

The accompanying financial statements have been prepared assuming that the Company will continue as a going concern. As described in Note 1 to the financial statements, the Company is a Special Purpose Acquisition Corporation that was formed for the purpose of acquiring, engaging in a share exchange, share reconstruction and amalgamation, purchasing all or substantially all of the assets of, entering into contractual arrangements, or engaging in any other similar business combination with one or more businesses or entities on or before April 23, 2024 or discretion of the Board of Director accompanied by making additional contributions to the Trust Account to extend the business combination deadline by an additional five months through September 23, 2024. The Company entered into a merger agreement with a business combination target on August 2, 2023; however, the completion of this transaction is subject to the approval of the Company’s shareholders among other conditions. There is no assurance that the Company will obtain the necessary approvals, satisfy the required closing conditions, raise the additional capital it needs to fund its operations, and complete the transaction prior to April 23, 2024, if at all. The Company also has no approved plan in place to extend the business combination deadline and fund operations for any period of time after April 23, 2024, in the event that it is unable to complete a business combination by that date. These matters raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. Management’s plans with regard to these matters are also described in Note 1. The financial statements do not include any adjustments that may be necessary should the Company be unable to continue as a going concern.

 

Basis for Opinion

 

These financial statements are the responsibility of the Company’s management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the Company’s financial statements based on our audits. We are a public accounting firm registered with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States) (“PCAOB”) and are required to be independent with respect to the Company in accordance with the U.S. federal securities laws and the applicable rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the PCAOB.

 

We conducted our audits in accordance with the standards of the PCAOB. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audits to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement, whether due to error or fraud. The Company is not required to have, nor were we engaged to perform, an audit of its internal control over financial reporting. As part of our audits we are required to obtain an understanding of internal control over financial reporting but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the Company’s internal control over financial reporting. Accordingly, we express no such opinion.

 

Our audits included performing procedures to assess the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to error or fraud, and performing procedures that respond to those risks. Such procedures included examining, on a test basis, evidence regarding the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. Our audits also included evaluating the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial statements. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.

 

/s/ Marcum llp

 

Marcum llp

 

Marcum LLP

We have served as the Company’s auditor since 2020 (such date takes into account the acquisition of certain assets of Friedman LLP by Marcum LLP effective September 1, 2022).

 

Costa Mesa, CA

April 1, 2024

 

F-2
 

 

HHG CAPITAL CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

 

   December 31, 2023   December 31, 2022 
       (As Restated) 
ASSETS          
Current assets:          
Cash  $16,014   $328,869 
Prepayment   12,672    6,025 
Total current assets   28,686    334,894 
           
Non-current assets:          
Investments held in Trust Account   35,909,651    34,454,043 
           
TOTAL ASSETS  $35,938,337   $34,788,937 
           
LIABILITIES, TEMPORARY EQUITY AND SHAREHOLDERS’ DEFICIT          
Current liabilities:          
Accrual and other payable  $124,350   $36,307 
Amount due to a related party   -    150,000 
Promissory note – related party   200,000    - 
Total current liabilities   324,350    186,307 
           
Deferred underwriting compensation   1,615,000    1,615,000 
           
TOTAL LIABILITIES   1,939,350    1,801,307 
           
Commitments and contingencies   -    - 
Ordinary shares subject to possible redemption: 3,323,561 and 3,356,406 shares issued and outstanding at redemption value at December 31, 2023 and 2022, respectively   35,909,651    34,454,043 
           
Shareholders’ deficit:          
Ordinary shares, $0.0001 par value; 500,000,000 shares authorized; 1,727,000 shares issued and outstanding (excluding 3,323,561 and 3,356,406 shares subject to redemption) at December 31, 2023 and 2022, respectively   172    172 
Accumulated deficit   (1,910,836)   (1,466,585)
           
Total shareholders’ deficit   (1,910,664)   (1,466,413)
           
TOTAL LIABILITIES, TEMPORARY EQUITY AND SHAREHOLDERS’ DEFICIT  $35,938,337   $34,788,937 

 

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.

 

F-3
 

 

HHG CAPITAL CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

 

   Year ended December 31, 2023   Year ended December 31, 2022 
       (As Restated) 
         
General and administrative expenses  $(553,141)  $(553,943)
           
Other income:          
Dividend income earned in investments held in Trust Account   1,712,250    616,543 
Interest income   3,472    607 
Waiver of amount due to a related party   210,000    - 
           
Total other income   1,925,722    617,150 
           
NET INCOME  $1,372,581   $63,207 
           
Other comprehensive loss:          
Unrealized gain on available-for-sale securities   -    223,878 
Reclassification of realized gain on available-for-sale securities, net to net income   -    (224,202)
           
COMPREHENSIVE INCOME  $1,372,581   $62,883 
           
Basic and diluted weighted average shares outstanding, ordinary shares subject to possible redemption   3,347,407    5,087,663 
Basic and diluted net income per ordinary shares subject to possible redemption  $0.46   $0.48 
           
Basic and diluted weighted average shares outstanding, non-redeemable ordinary share   1,727,000    1,727,000 
Basic and diluted net loss per non-redeemable ordinary share  $(0.09)  $(1.39)

 

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.

 

F-4
 

 

HHG CAPITAL CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN SHAREHOLDERS’ DEFICIT

 

   No. of shares                
   Year ended December 31, 2023     
   Ordinary shares   Additional   

Accumulated

other

      Total  
   No. of shares   Amount  

paid-in

capital

  

comprehensive

income

   Accumulated deficit   shareholders’ deficit 
                         
Balance as of January 1, 2023 (As restated)   1,727,000   $172   $       -   $        -   $(1,466,585)  $(1,466,413)
                               
Accretion of carrying value to redemption value of redeemable ordinary shares   -    -    -    -    (1,816,832)   (1,816,832)
Net income for the year   -    -    -    -    1,372,581    1,372,581 
                               
Balance as of December 31, 2023   1,727,000   $172   $-   $-   $(1,910,836)  $(1,910,664)

 

   Year ended December 31, 2022     
   Ordinary shares   Additional   

Accumulated

other

     

Total

shareholders’

 
   No. of shares   Amount  

paid-in

capital

  

comprehensive

income

  

Accumulated

deficit

  

equity

(deficit)

 
                         
Balance as of January 1, 2022   1,727,000   $172   $8,164,707   $324   $(158,774)  $     8,006,429 
                               
Accretion of carrying value to redemption value of redeemable ordinary shares   -    -    (8,164,707)   -    (1,371,018)   (9,535,725)
Unrealized holding gain on available-for-sales securities   -    -    -    223,878    -    223,878 
Reclassification of realized gain on available-for-sale securities, net to net income   -    -    -    (224,202)   -    (224,202)
Net income for the year   -    -    -    -    63,207    63,207 
                               
Balance as of December 31, 2022 (as restated)   1,727,000   $172   $-   $-   $(1,466,585)  $(1,466,413)

 

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.

 

F-5
 

 

HHG CAPITAL CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

 

   Year ended December 31, 2023   Year ended December 31, 2022 
       (As Restated) 
         
Cash flows from operating activities:          
Net income  $1,372,581   $63,207 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash used in operating activities          
Dividend income earned in investments held in Trust Account   (1,712,250)   (616,543)
Waiver of amount due to a related party   (210,000)   - 
           
Change in operating assets and liabilities          
Increase in prepayment   (6,647)   (1,941)
Increase in accrual and other payable   88,043    21,049 
Amount due to a related party   60,000    120,000 
Net cash used in operating activities   (408,273)   (414,228)
           
Cash flows from investing activities:          
Proceeds of extension payments deposited in Trust Account   (104,582)   (36,321)
Withdraw of investments in Trust Account for redemption of ordinary shares   361,224    24,274,780 
           
Net cash provided by investing activities   256,642    24,238,459 
           
Cash flows from financing activities:          
Proceeds from issuance of promissory notes   200,000    - 
Repayment to a related party   -    (450)
Redemption of ordinary shares   (361,224)   (24,274,780)
Net cash used in financing activities   (161,224)   (24,275,230)
           
NET CHANGE IN CASH   (312,855)   (450,999)
           
CASH, BEGINNING OF YEAR   328,869    779,868 
           
CASH, END OF YEAR   16,014   $328,869 
           
SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF NON-CASH FINANCING ACTIVITIES:          
           
Accretion of carrying value to redemption value of redeemable ordinary shares  $(1,816,832)  $(9,535,725)

 

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.

 

F-6
 

 

HHG CAPITAL CORPORATION

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

NOTE 1 – ORGANIZATION AND BUSINESS BACKGROUND

 

HHG Capital Corporation (the “Company” or “we”, “us” and “our”) is a newly organized blank check company incorporated on July 15, 2020, under the laws of the British Virgin Islands for the purpose of acquiring, engaging in a share exchange, share reconstruction and amalgamation, purchasing all or substantially all of the assets of, entering into contractual arrangements, or engaging in any other similar business combination with one or more businesses or entities (“Business Combination”). Currently, the Company is not limited to a particular industry or geographic region for purposes of consummating a Business Combination, except for any entity with its principal business operations in China (including Hong Kong).

 

As of December 31, 2023, the Company had not commenced any operations. The Company’s entire activities from inception up to September 23, 2021 relate to the Company’s formation and the Initial Public Offering as described below. Since the Initial Public Offering, the Company’s activity has been limited to the evaluation of business combination candidates. The Company has selected December 31 as its fiscal year end.

 

Financing

 

The registration statement for the Company’s Initial Public Offering (the “Initial Public Offering” or “IPO” as described in Note 5) became effective on September 20, 2021. On September 23, 2021, the Company consummated the Initial Public Offering of 5,000,000 ordinary units (the “Public Units”), generating gross proceeds of $50,000,000 which is described in Note 5.

 

Simultaneously, the underwriters exercised the over-allotment option in full. The underwriters purchased an additional 750,000 Units (the “Over-Allotment Units”) at an offering price of $10.00 per Unit, generating gross proceeds to the Company of $7,500,000.

 

Simultaneously with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, the Company consummated the sale of 237,000 units (the “Private Units”) at a price of $10.00 per Private Unit in a private placement, generating gross proceeds of $2,370,000, which is described in Note 6. On September 23, 2021, simultaneously with the sale of the over-allotment units, the Company consummated the private sale of an additional 18,000 Private Units, generating gross proceeds of $180,000.

 

Transaction costs paid upon the consummation of the Initial Public Offering amounted to $1,031,411, consisting of $805,000 of underwriter’s fees and $226,411 of other offering costs.

 

F-7
 

 

Trust Account

 

Upon the closing of the Initial Public Offering, the exercise of the over-allotment option and the closing of the private placement, $58,075,000 was placed in a trust account (the “Trust Account”) with American Stock & Trust Company, LLC acting as trustee. The funds held in the Trust Account can be invested in United States government treasury bills, bonds or notes, having a maturity of 180 days or less or in money market funds meeting certain conditions under Rule 2a-7 promulgated under the Investment Company Act until the earlier of (i) the consummation of the Company’s initial Business Combination and (ii) the Company’s failure to consummate a Business Combination within the Combination Period as described below. Placing funds in the Trust Account may not protect those funds from third party claims against the Company. Although the Company will seek to have all vendors, service providers, prospective target businesses or other entities it engages, execute agreements with the Company waiving any claim of any kind in or to any monies held in the Trust Account, there is no guarantee that such persons will execute such agreements. The remaining net proceeds (not held in the Trust Account) may be used to pay for business, legal and accounting due diligence on prospective acquisitions and continuing general and administrative expenses. Additionally, the dividend earned on the Trust Account balance may be released to the Company to pay the Company’s tax obligations. On September 19, 2022, upon the Company’s shareholders approval of the Charter Amendment, 2,393,594 shares were redeemed by certain shareholders at a price of approximately $10.12 per share, including dividend generated in the Trust Account, in an aggregate amount of $24,223,171. On December 1, 2022, the aggregate amount adjusted to $24,274,780. On September 25, 2023, upon the Company’s shareholders approval of the Charter Amendment II, 32,845 shares were redeemed by certain shareholders at a price of approximately $11.00 per share, including dividend generated in the Trust Account, in an aggregate amount of $361,224.

 

Business Combination

 

Pursuant to Nasdaq listing rules, the Company’s initial Business Combination must occur with one or more target businesses having an aggregate fair market value equal to at least 80% of the value of the funds in the Trust Account (excluding any deferred underwriter’s fees and taxes payable on the income earned on the Trust Account), which the Company refers to as the 80% test, at the time of the execution of a definitive agreement for the initial Business Combination, although the Company may structure a Business Combination with one or more target businesses whose fair market value significantly exceeds 80% of the Trust Account balance. If the Company is no longer listed on Nasdaq, it will not be required to satisfy the 80% test. The Company currently anticipates structuring a Business Combination to acquire 100% of the equity interests or assets of the target business or businesses.

 

The Company will provide its shareholders with the opportunity to redeem all or a portion of their ordinary shares obtained in the Initial Public Offering (“Public Shares”) upon the completion of a Business Combination either (i) in connection with a shareholder meeting called to approve the Business Combination or (ii) by means of a tender offer. The decision as to whether the Company will seek shareholder approval of a Business Combination or conduct a tender offer will be made by the Company, solely in its discretion. The shareholders will be entitled to redeem their Public Shares for a pro rata portion of the amount then on deposit in the Trust Account (initially $10.10 per share, plus any pro rata dividend earned on the funds held in the Trust Account and not previously released to the Company to pay its tax obligations). The per-share amount to be distributed to shareholders who redeem their shares will not be reduced by the deferred underwriting commissions the Company will pay to the underwriters (as discussed in Note 5). There will be no redemption rights upon the completion of a Business Combination with respect to the Company’s warrants and rights. The ordinary shares subject to redemption was initially recorded at its fair value at the date of issuance and classified as temporary equity upon the completion of the Initial Public Offering, in accordance with Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 480 “Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity.”

 

The Company will proceed with a Business Combination if the Company has net tangible assets of at least $5,000,001 upon such consummation of a Business Combination and, if the Company seeks shareholder approval, a majority of the outstanding shares voted are voted in favor of the Business Combination. If a shareholder vote is not required and the Company does not decide to hold a shareholder vote for business or other legal reasons, the Company will, pursuant to its Second Amended and Restated Memorandum and Articles of Association, offer such redemption pursuant to the tender offer rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), and file tender offer documents containing substantially the same information as would be included in a proxy statement with the SEC prior to completing a Business Combination.

 

F-8
 

 

The Company’s initial shareholders (the “initial shareholders”) have agreed (a) to vote their insider shares, the ordinary shares included in the Private Units (the “Private Shares”) and any Public Shares purchased during or after the Initial Public Offering in favor of a Business Combination, (b) not to propose, or vote in favor of, an amendment to the Company’s Second Amended and Restated Memorandum and Articles of Association that would stop the public shareholders from converting or selling their shares to the Company in connection with a Business Combination or affect the substance or timing of the Company’s obligation to redeem 100% of the Public Shares if the Company does not complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period (as defined below) unless the Company provides dissenting public shareholders with the opportunity to convert their Public Shares into the right to receive cash from the Trust Account in connection with any such vote; (c) not to convert any insider shares and Private Units (including underlying securities) (as well as any Public Shares purchased during or after the Initial Public Offering) into the right to receive cash from the Trust Account in connection with a shareholder vote to approve a Business Combination (or sell any shares in a tender offer in connection with a Business Combination) or a vote to amend the provisions of the Second Amended and Restated Memorandum and Articles of Association relating to shareholders’ rights of pre-Business Combination activity and (d) that the insider shares and Private Units (including underlying securities) shall not participate in any liquidating distributions upon winding up if a Business Combination is not consummated. However, the initial shareholders will be entitled to liquidating distributions from the Trust Account with respect to any Public Shares purchased during or after the Initial Public Offering if the Company fails to complete its Business Combination. The Company will have until 31 months (or up to 36 months if the Company extends the period of time to consummate a business combination, as described in more detail below) from the closing of the Initial Public Offering to complete its Business Combination (the “Combination Period”).

 

On August 17, 2022, the Company has reached an agreement (the “Waiver Agreement”) with Kok Wai Hooy (“Sponsor”), who is its largest public shareholder, and with certain other holders of Public Shares (the “Anchor Shareholders”) who, as of August 17, 2022, together own 3,084,000 Public Shares, which represent 53.63% of all outstanding Ordinary Shares that are owned by its public shareholders. Pursuant to the Waiver Agreement, the Anchor Shareholders have agreed to waive their pro rata share of all Extension Payments made into the Trust Account after the date thereof. As a result, each monthly Extension Payment (of $88,867 if there are no redemptions) that is paid into the Trust Account would be segregated so that only the Company’s public shareholders who have not redeemed their Shares, excluding the Anchor Shareholders, would receive their pro rata share of each such monthly extension payment (in addition to their pro rata share of amounts then in the Trust Account) upon redemption or upon the liquidation of the Company as provided in its amended charter after giving effect to the Charter Amendment (as described below). The Waiver Agreement also provides that the Anchor Shareholders will agree not to sell or otherwise transfer any of their Shares (subject to customary exceptions for transfers to certain family members and other affiliates) other than in connection with a redemption of their Shares in the event that the Company is forced to dissolve or liquidate. The terms of the Waiver Agreement, when taken together with the Charter Amendment and the Trust Amendment, would place all of its shareholders (other than the Anchor Shareholders) in the same financial position that they would have been if each monthly extension payment was equal to one-third of the payment for each three-month extension provided for under its previous charter.

 

On September 19, 2022, the shareholders of the Company approved an amended and restated memorandum and articles of association (the “Charter Amendment”), giving the Company the right to extend the date by which it has to complete a business combination up to twelve (12) times for an additional one (1) month each time, from September 23, 2022 up to September 23, 2023. Additionally, the Charter Amendment also allowed the holders of the Public Shares to redeem the shares when the Directors of the Company propose any amendment to the Company’s amended and restated memorandum and article of association that would affect the substance or timing of the redemption of the Public Shares. Accordingly, on September 19, 2022, 2,393,594 Public Shares were redeemed for the pro-rata share of the deposits then in the Trust Account.

 

Along with the Company’s amendment to the amended and restated memorandum and article of association, the Company entered into an amendment (the “Trust Amendment”) to the investment management trust agreement, dated as of September 19, 2021, with American Stock Transfer & Trust Company. Pursuant to the Trust Amendment, the Company has the right to extend the time to complete a business combination twelve (12) times for an additional one (1) month each time from September 23, 2022, up to September 23, 2023, by depositing $0.033 for each issued and outstanding Public Shares for each one-month extension, excluding Public Shares hold by the Anchor Shareholders.

 

F-9
 

 

On September 21, 2023, the shareholders of the Company approved an amended and restated memorandum and articles of association (the “Charter Amendment II”), giving the Company the right to extend the date by which it has to complete a business combination up to twelve (12) times for an additional one (1) month each time, from September 23, 2023 to up to September 23, 2024. Additionally, the Charter Amendment II also allowed the holders of the Public Shares to redeem the shares when the Directors of the Company propose any amendment to the Company’s amended and restated memorandum and article of association that would affect the substance or timing of the redemption of the Public Shares. Accordingly, on September 22, 2023, 32,845 Public Shares were redeemed for the pro-rata share of the deposits then in the Trust Account.

 

Along with the Company’s amendment to the amended and restated memorandum and article of association, the Company entered into an amendment (the “Trust Amendment II”) to the investment management trust agreement, dated as of September 19, 2021, with Equiniti Trust Company LLC (formerly known as American Stock Transfer & Trust Company). Pursuant to the Trust Amendment II, the Company has the right to extend the time to complete a business combination twelve (12) times for an additional one (1) month each time from September 23, 2023, to September 23, 2024, by depositing $0.0333 for each issued and outstanding Company’s ordinary share issued in the IPO that has not been redeemed held by shareholders who did not enter into the Waiver Agreement (each, a “non-waiving Public Share”) or each one-month extension. Non-waiving Public Shares are the shares held by the shareholders holding public shares but did not enter the “Waiver Agreement” and are entitled to receive the monthly Extension Payments which the Company deposits into the Trust Fund.

 

The Company was using part of proceeds from promissory note – related party which deposited into the Trust Account in order to extend the amount of available time to complete a business combination. On each of September 21, 2022, October 31, 2022, November 28, 2022, December 21, 2022, January 20, 2023, February 21, 2023, March 21, 2023, April 21, 2023, May 23, 2023, June 23, 2023 and July 23, 2023, the Company had deposited $9,080 into the Trust Account in order to extend the amount of available time to complete a business combination until August 23, 2023. On each of August 23, 2023, September 23, 2023, October 20, 2023, November 22, 2023, December 22, 2023, January 23, 2024, February 23, 2024 and March 20, 2024, the Company had deposited $7,985 into the Trust Account in order to extend the amount of available time to complete a business combination until April 23, 2024.

 

On March 15, 2023, the Company has entered into non-binding letter of intent with Perfect Hexagon Group Limited.

 

On August 2, 2023, the Company entered into an agreement and plan of merger (the “Merger Agreement”) with Perfect Hexagon Holdings Limited, a British Virgin Islands business company and wholly owned subsidiary of the Company (“Purchaser”), Perfect Acquisitions Limited, a British Virgin Islands business company and wholly owned subsidiary of Purchaser (“Merger Sub”), and Perfect Hexagon Group Limited, a British Virgin Islands business company (“Perfect Hexagon”). Upon the closing of the transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement, (a) the Company will be merged with and into Purchaser (the “Reincorporation Merger”), with Purchaser surviving the Reincorporation Merger, and (b) Merger Sub will be merged with and into Perfect Hexagon (the “Acquisition Merger”), with Perfect Hexagon surviving the Acquisition Merger as a direct wholly owned subsidiary of Purchaser (collectively, the “Merger” or the “Business Combination”). Following the Business Combination, Purchaser will be a publicly traded company listed on a stock exchange in the United States. Pursuant to the terms of the Merger Agreement, the aggregate consideration to be paid at the closing of the Business Combination to existing shareholders of the Investor is $990,000,000 (the “Merger Consideration”), which will be paid in 99,000,000 newly issued ordinary shares of the Purchaser at a deemed price of $10.00 per share.

 

Liquidation

 

If the Company is unable to complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period, the Company will (i) cease all operations except for the purpose of winding up, (ii) as promptly as reasonably possible but no more than ten business days thereafter, redeem 100% of the outstanding Public Shares, at a per-share price, payable in cash, equal to the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account, including dividend earned (net of taxes payable), which redemption will completely extinguish public shareholders’ rights as shareholders (including the right to receive further liquidation distributions, if any), subject to applicable law, and (iii) as promptly as reasonably possible following such redemption, subject to the approval of the remaining shareholders and the Company’s board of directors, proceed to commence a voluntary liquidation and thereby a formal dissolution of the Company, subject in each case to its obligations to provide for claims of creditors and the requirements of applicable law. The underwriters have agreed to waive its rights to the deferred underwriting commission held in the Trust Account in the event the Company does not complete a Business Combination within the Combination Period and, in such event, such amounts will be included with the funds held in the Trust Account that will be available to fund the redemption of the Public Shares. In the event of such distribution, it is possible that the per share value of the assets remaining available for distribution will be less than $10.10 as initially deposited in the Trust Account.

 

F-10
 

 

The Sponsor has agreed that it will be liable to the Company, if and to the extent any claims by a vendor for services rendered or products sold to the Company, or a prospective target business with which the Company has discussed entering into a transaction agreement, reduce the amounts in the Trust Account to below $10.10 per share (whether or not the underwriters’ over-allotment option is exercised in full), except as to any claims by a third party who executed a waiver of any and all rights to seek access to the Trust Account and except as to any claims under the Company’s indemnity of the underwriters of the Initial Public Offering against certain liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). In the event that an executed waiver is deemed to be unenforceable against a third party, the Sponsor will not be responsible to the extent of any liability for such third party claims. The Company will seek to reduce the possibility that the Sponsor will have to indemnify the Trust Account due to claims of creditors by endeavoring to have all vendors, service providers, prospective target businesses or other entities with which the Company does business, execute agreements with the Company waiving any right, title, interest or claim of any kind in or to monies held in the Trust Account.

 

Liquidity and going concern

 

For the year ended December 31, 2023, the Company generated net income of $1,372,581 but had cash used in operating activities of $408,273. As of December 31, 2023, the Company had cash of $16,014 and working capital deficit of $295,664. Until the consummation of a Business Combination, the Company will be using the funds not held in the Trust Account for identifying and evaluating prospective acquisition candidates, performing due diligence on prospective target businesses, paying for travel expenditures, selecting the target business to acquire, and structuring, negotiating and consummating the Business Combination. The Company may need to raise additional capital through loans or additional investments from its Sponsor or third parties as discussed in Note 7.

 

In connection with the Company’s assessment of going concern in accordance with the authoritative guidance in ASU 2014-15, “Disclosures of Uncertainties about an Entity’s Ability to Continue as a Going Concern,” management has concluded that the Company has incurred net cash used in operating activities and determined that the mandatory liquidation and subsequent dissolution, should the Company be unable to raise additional funds to meet its obligations and complete a Business Combination, raises substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. The Company has until April 23, 2023 to consummate a Business Combination. It is uncertain that the Company will be able to consummate a Business Combination by this time. If a Business Combination is not consummated by this date without an extension to the acquisition period, there will be a mandatory liquidation and subsequent dissolution. No adjustments have been made to the carrying amounts of assets or liabilities should the Company be required to liquidate after September 23, 2024. Pursuant to the Trust Amendment II, the Company has the right to extend the time to complete a business combination twelve (12) times for an additional one (1) month each time from September 23, 2023, to September 23, 2024, by depositing $0.0333 for each issued and outstanding Company’s ordinary share issued in the IPO that has not been redeemed held by shareholders who did not enter into the Waiver Agreement or each one-month extension.

 

Accordingly, the Company may not be able to obtain additional financing. If the Company is unable to raise additional capital, it may be required to take additional measures to conserve liquidity, which could include, but not necessarily be limited to, curtailing operations, suspending the pursuit of a potential transaction, and reducing overhead expenses. The Company cannot provide any assurance that new financing will be available to it on commercially acceptable terms, if at all. These conditions raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern through one year from the date of these consolidated financial statements if a Business Combination is not consummated. These consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments relating to the recovery of the recorded assets or the classification of the liabilities that might be necessary should the Company be unable to continue as a going concern.

 

NOTE 2 – RESTATEMENT OF PREVIOUSLY ISSUED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

In connection with the preparation of the Company’s consolidated financial statements as of December 31, 2023, management determined it should restate its previously reported consolidated financial statements as of and for the year ended December 31, 2022, and unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements as of and for the periods ended March 31, 2023, June 30, 2023, and September 30, 2023. During the preparation of this Annual Report on Form 10-K, the Company determined that it had not appropriately accounted for interest earned on investments held in Trust Account under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”). Interest income was recorded based on actual cash receipts instead of on an accrual basis resulting in an understatement of Investments held in Trust Account in prior periods. Additionally, the interest earned on investments held in Trust Account, net income and ordinary shares subject to possible redemption were misstated. In preparing the consolidated statement of cash flows, the Company identified an additional error related to the classification of administrative service cash flow. The Company determined that amount due to a related party arising from unpaid administrative service fees was incorrectly classified under financing activities instead of a reconciliation item to operating activities. As a result of the restatement, the Company’s amount due to related party of $120,000 in audited consolidated statements of cash flows for the year ended December 31, 2022, $30,000 and $60,000 in unaudited condensed consolidated statements of cash flows for the three months and six months ended March 31, 2023 and June 30, 2023 were reclassified to operating activities.

 

In accordance with Staff Accounting Bulletin (“SAB”) 99, “Materiality”, and SAB 108, “Considering the Effects of Prior Year Misstatements when Quantifying Misstatements in Current Year Financial Statements”, the Company evaluated the materiality of the errors from qualitative and quantitative perspectives, individually and in aggregate, and concluded that the errors were material to the consolidated financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2022, and the quarters ended March 31, 2023, June 30, 2023, and September 30, 2023.

 

The relevant unaudited consolidated interim financial information for the quarterly periods ended March 30, 2023, June 30, 2023, and September 30, 2023, are included in Note 11, Quarterly Financial Information (Unaudited). The categories of misstatements and their impact on the previously issued financial statements are described in more detail in the tables below.

 

F-11
 

 

Description of Restatement Tables

 

The impact of the revision on the Company’s financial statements is reflected in the following table:

 

   As Reported   Adjustment   As Restated 
Audited Consolidated Balance Sheet as of December 31, 2022               
Investments held in Trust Account  $34,344,102   $109,941   $34,454,043 
Total assets  $34,678,996   $109,941   $34,788,937 
Ordinary shares subject to possible redemption  $34,344,102   $109,941   $34,454,043 
                
Unaudited Consolidated Balance Sheet as of March 31, 2023               
Investments held in Trust Account  $34,714,871   $132,143   $34,847,014 
Total assets  $34,969,651   $132,143   $35,101,794 
Ordinary shares subject to possible redemption  $34,714,871   $132,143   $34,847,014 
                
Unaudited Consolidated Balance Sheet as of June 30, 2023               
Investments held in Trust Account  $35,143,815   $146,094   $35,289,909 
Total assets  $35,222,504   $146,094   $35,368,598 
Ordinary shares subject to possible redemption  $35,143,815   $146,094   $35,289,909 
                
Unaudited Consolidated Balance Sheet as of September 30, 2023               
Investments held in Trust Account  $35,262,118   $152,310   $35,414,428 
Total assets  $35,287,920   $152,310   $35,440,230 
Ordinary shares subject to possible redemption  $35,262,118   $152,310   $35,414,428 
                
Audited Statement of Comprehensive Loss for the year ended December 31, 2022               
Dividend income earned in investments held in Trust Account  $506,602   $109,941   $616,543 
Basic and diluted net income per share, ordinary shares   subject to possible redemption  $0.46   $0.02   $0.48 
                
Unaudited Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income (Loss) for the three months ended March 31, 2023               
Dividend income earned in investments held in Trust Account  $343,529   $22,202   $365,731 
Basic and diluted net income per share, ordinary shares subject to possible redemption  $0.09   $0.01   $0.10 
                
Unaudited Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income (Loss) for the three months ended June 30, 2023               
Dividend income earned in investments held in Trust Account  $401,703   $13,951   $415,654 
Basic and diluted net income per share, ordinary shares subject to possible redemption  $0.08   $0.01   $0.09 
                
Unaudited Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income (Loss) for the six months ended June 30, 2023               
Dividend income earned in investments held in Trust Account  $745,232   $36,153   $781,385 
Basic and diluted net income per share, ordinary shares subject to possible redemption  $0.17   $0.01   $0.18 
                
Unaudited Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income (Loss) for the three months ended September 30, 2023               
Dividend income earned in investments held in Trust Account    $453,381   $6,216   $459,597 
                
Unaudited Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income (Loss) for the nine months ended September 30, 2023               
Dividend income earned in investments held in Trust Account  $1,198,613   $42,369   $1,240,982 
Basic and diluted net income per share, ordinary shares subject to possible redemption  $0.32   $0.01   $0.33 
                
Audited Consolidated Statement of Changes in Shareholders’ Deficit for the year ended December 31, 2022               
Accretion of carrying value to redemption value   of redeemable ordinary shares  $(9,425,784)  $(109,941)  $(9,535,725)
Net (loss) income for the year  $(46,734)  $109,941   $63,207 
                
Unaudited Consolidated Statement of Changes in Shareholders’ Deficit for the three months ended March 31, 2023               
Accretion of carrying value to redemption value of redeemable ordinary shares  $(370,769)  $(22,202)  $(392,971)
Net income for the period  $264,291   $22,202   $286,493 
                
Unaudited Consolidated Statement of Changes in Shareholders’ Deficit for the three months ended June 30, 2023               
Accretion of carrying value to redemption value of redeemable ordinary shares  $(428,944)  $(13,951)  $(442,895)
Net income for the period  $197,988   $13,951   $211,939 
                
Unaudited Consolidated Statement of Changes in Shareholders’ Deficit for the six months ended June 30, 2023               
Accretion of carrying value to redemption value of redeemable ordinary shares  $(799,713)  $(36,153)  $(835,866)
Net income for the period  $462,279   $36,153   $498,432 
                
Unaudited Consolidated Statement of Changes in Shareholders’ Deficit for the three months ended September 30, 2023               
Accretion of carrying value to redemption value  $(479,527)  $(6,216)  $(485,743)
Net income for the period  $491,951   $6,216