SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 22, 2022
TradeUP Global Corporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
|(Commission File Number)|
Madison Avenue, 27th Floor,
New York, New York 10022
|(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)|
Registrant's telephone number, including area code (732) 910-9692
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
|☒||Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)|
|¨||Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)|
|¨||Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))|
|¨||Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))|
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act.
|Title of each class||
Name of each exchange on which registered
|Units, each consisting of one Class A Ordinary Share, $0.0001 par value, and one-half of one redeemable warrant||TUGCU||The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC|
|Class A Ordinary Shares included as part of the units||TUGC||The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC|
|Warrants included as part of the units, each whole warrant exercisable for one Class A Ordinary Share at an exercise price of $11.50||TUGCW||The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC|
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
Emerging growth company x
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. ¨
Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement
Third Amendment to Business Combination Agreement
As previously announced by TradeUP Global Corporation, a Cayman Islands exempted company incorporated with limited liability (“TradeUP” or the “Company”), on September 27, 2021, TradeUP entered into that certain Business Combination Agreement with TGC Merger Sub, a Cayman Islands exempted company incorporated with limited liability and a direct wholly-owned subsidiary of TradeUP (“Merger Sub”), and SAITECH Limited, a Cayman Islands exempted company incorporated with limited liability (“SAITECH”), as amended by that certain Amendment to the Business Combination Agreement, dated as of October 20, 2021, as amended by that certain Second Amendment to Business Combination Agreement, dated January 26, 2022 (as it may be further amended and/or restated from time to time, the “Business Combination Agreement”). Upon the terms and subject to the conditions of the Business Combination Agreement, and in accordance with applicable law, Merger Sub will merge with and into SAITECH, with SAITECH surviving the merger and becoming a wholly owned subsidiary of TradeUP (the “Merger”).
On March 22, 2022, TradeUP, Merger Sub and SAITECH entered into that certain Third Amendment to the Business Combination Agreement, dated as of March 22, 2022 (the “Third Amendment”), which extends the Outside Date (as defined in the Business Combination Agreement) thereunder to May 31, 2022.
Important Information About the Business Combination and Where to Find It
In connection with the proposed Business Combination, the Company has filed with the SEC a registration statement on Form F-4 (the “Registration Statement”), which includes a proxy statement/prospectus, and certain other related documents, which will be both the proxy statement to be distributed to holders of shares of the Company’s ordinary shares in connection with the Company’s solicitation of proxies for the vote by the Company’s shareholders with respect to the Business Combination and other matters as may be described in the Registration Statement, as well as the prospectus relating to the offer and sale of the securities of the Company to be issued in the Business Combination. The Company’s shareholders and other interested persons are advised to read the preliminary proxy statement/prospectus included in the Registration Statement and the amendments thereto and the definitive proxy statement/prospectus, as these materials contain important information about the parties to the Business Combination Agreement, the Company and the Business Combination. After the Registration Statement is declared effective, the definitive proxy statement/prospectus will be mailed to shareholders of the Company as of a record date to be established for voting on the Business Combination and other matters as may be described in the Registration Statement. Shareholders will also be able to obtain copies of the proxy statement/prospectus and other documents filed with the SEC that will be incorporated by reference in the proxy statement/prospectus, without charge, once available, at the SEC’s web site at www.sec.gov, or by directing a request to: TradeUP Global Corporation, 437 Madison Avenue, 27th Floor, New York, New York 10022, Attention: Jianwei Li, (732) 910-9692.
Participants in the Solicitation
The Company and its directors and executive officers may be deemed participants in the solicitation of proxies from the Company’s shareholders with respect to the Business Combination. A list of the names of those directors and executive officers and a description of their interests in the Company is contained in the Company’s registration statement on Form S-1, which was initially filed with the SEC on March 3, 2021, and is available free of charge at the SEC’s web site at sec.gov, or by directing a request to TradeUP Global Corporation, 437 Madison Avenue, 27th Floor, New York, New York 10022, Attention: Jianwei Li, (732) 910-9692. Additional information regarding the interests of such participants will be contained in the Registration Statement when available.
SAITECH and its directors and executive officers may also be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the shareholders of the Company in connection with the Business Combination. A list of the names of such directors and executive officers and information regarding their interests in the Business Combination will be contained in the Registration Statement when available.
This Current Report on Form 8-K includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The Company’s and SAITECH’s actual results may differ from their expectations, estimates and projections and consequently, you should not rely on these forward looking statements as predictions of future events. Words such as “expect,” “estimate,” “project,” “budget,” “forecast,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “may,” “will,” “could,” “should,” “believes,” “predicts,” “potential,” “continue,” and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include, without limitation, the Company’s and SAITECH’s expectations with respect to future performance and anticipated financial impacts of the Business Combination, the satisfaction of the closing conditions to the Business Combination and the timing of the Closing. These forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results to differ materially from the expected results. Most of these factors are outside the Company’s and SAITECH’s control and are difficult to predict. Factors that may cause such differences include, but are not limited to: (1) the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against the Company and SAITECH following the announcement of the Business Combination Agreement and the transactions contemplated therein; (2) the inability to complete the Business Combination, including due to failure to obtain approval of the shareholders of the Company, approvals or other determinations from certain regulatory authorities, or other conditions to closing in the Business Combination Agreement; (3) the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstance that could give rise to the termination of the Business Combination Agreement or could otherwise cause the transactions contemplated therein to fail to close; (4) the risk that the Business Combination disrupts current plans and operations as a result of the announcement and consummation of the Business Combination; (5) the ability to recognize the anticipated benefits of the Business Combination, which may be affected by, among other things, competition and the ability of the combined company to grow and manage growth profitably and retain its key employees; (6) costs related to the Business Combination; (7) changes in applicable laws or regulations; (8) the possibility that SAITECH or the combined company may be adversely affected by other economic, business, and/or competitive factors; (10) the impact of COVID-19 on SAITECH’s business and/or the ability of the parties to complete the Business Combination; and (11) other risks and uncertainties indicated from time to time in the proxy statement/prospectus relating to the Business Combination, including those under “Risk Factors” in the Registration Statement, and in the Company’s other filings with the SEC. The Company cautions that the foregoing list of factors is not exclusive. The Company cautions readers not to place undue reliance upon any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. The Company does not undertake or accept any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect any change in its expectations or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based.
No Offer or Solicitation
This Current Report on Form 8-K shall not constitute a solicitation of a proxy, consent or authorization with respect to any securities or in respect of the Business Combination. This Current Report on Form 8-K shall also not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any states or jurisdictions in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offering of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|Exhibit Number||Description of Document|
|2.1||Third Amendment to Business Combination Agreement, dated as of March 22, 2022, by and among TradeUP Global Corporation, TGC Merger Sub, and SAITECH Limited|
|104||Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|TRADEUP GLOBAL CORPORATION|
|By:||/s/ Jianwei Li|
|Title:||Chairman and Chief Executive Officer|
|Date: March 22, 2022|
THIRD AMENDMENT TO
BUSINESS COMBINATION AGREEMENT
This THIRD AMENDMENT TO BUSINESS COMBINATION AGREEMENT (this “Third Amendment”) is entered into as of March 22, 2022, by and among TradeUp Global Corporation, a Cayman Islands exempted company incorporated with limited liability with company number 370735 (“Purchaser”), TGC Merger Sub, a Cayman Islands exempted company incorporated with limited liability with company number 380624 and a direct wholly owned subsidiary of Purchaser (“Merger Sub”) and SAITECH Limited, a Cayman Islands exempted company incorporated with limited liability with company number 371049 (the “Company”). Purchaser, Merger Sub and the Company are sometimes referred to herein as a “Party” and collectively as the “Parties”. Capitalized terms used but not defined herein shall have the meanings assigned to such terms in the Agreement.
WHEREAS, the Parties entered into that certain Business Combination Agreement, dated as of September 27, 2021 (as amended by that certain Amendment to Business Combination Agreement, dated as of October 20, 2021, that certain Second Amendment to Business Combination Agreement, dated as of January 26, 2022, and as may be further amended, modified or supplemented from time to time, the “Agreement”);
WHEREAS, the Parties desire to amend the Agreement to extend the Outside Date thereunder to May 31st, 2022;
WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 10.8 of the Agreement, the Agreement may be amended in writing by the parties thereto at any time prior to the Effective Time; and
NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual agreements contained herein and for good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, and intending to be legally bound hereby, the Parties hereby agree as follows:
1. Amendment. Effective upon the Effective Date, Section 8.1(b) of the Agreement is hereby amended and restated in its entirely to read in full as follows:
“(b) by written notice by Purchaser or the Company if any of the conditions to the Closing set forth in Article VII have not been satisfied or waived by May 31st, 2022 (the “Outside Date”), provided, that the right to terminate this Agreement under this Section 8.1(b) shall not be available to a Party if the breach or violation by such Party or its Affiliates (or with respect to the Purchaser or Merger Sub) of any representation, warranty, covenant or obligation under this Agreement was the proximate cause of, or proximately resulted in, the failure of the Closing to occur on or before the Outside Date;”
2. Confirmation. Except as otherwise provided herein, the provisions of the Agreement shall remain in full force and effect in accordance with their respective terms following the execution of this Third Amendment.
3. Third Parties, Governing Law; Waiver of Jury Trial; Counterparts. Section 10.3, Section 10.4, Section 10.5 and Section 10.12 of the Agreement are hereby incorporated by reference into this Third Amendment, mutatis mutandis.
4. Headings. The descriptive headings contained in this Third Amendment are included for convenience of reference only and shall not affect in any way the meaning or interpretation of this Third Amendment.
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, each of the Parties has caused this Third Amendment to Agreement to be duly executed on its behalf as of the day and year first above written.
|TRADEUP GLOBAL CORPORATION|
|By:||/s/ Huang Lei|
|Title:||Co-Chief Executive Officer|
|TGC MERGER SUB|
|By:||/s/ Huang Lei|
|Title:||Co-Chief Executive Officer|
|By:||/s/ Risheng Li|