Churchill Capital Corp VII Announces Stockholder Approval of Extension and Final Redemption Numbers
NEW YORK, Feb. 12, 2024
In Excess of $605 Million Remains in Churchill VII's Trust Account after Stockholder Redemptions relating to the Extension
NEW YORK, Feb. 12, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Churchill Capital Corp VII ("Churchill VII") (NASDAQ: CVII) announced today that in a special meeting of its stockholders ("Special Meeting"), Churchill VII's stockholders voted to approve a proposal to amend Churchill VII's certificate of incorporation and extend the date by which Churchill VII is required to consummate its initial business combination (the "Business Combination") with CorpAcq Holdings Limited ("CorpAcq") from February 17, 2024 to August 17, 2024 (or such earlier date as determined by the board of directors of Churchill VII). All other proposals were also approved with overwhelming support from Churchill VII's stockholders.
Churchill VII's stockholders overwhelmingly decided to retain their shares of Churchill VII class A common stock. After taking into account the redemptions of Churchill VII's stockholders in connection with the Special Meeting, Churchill VII has in excess of $605 million remaining in its trust account. This amount is currently in excess of the required available cash at the closing of the Business Combination. Stockholders representing 98% of Churchill VII's class A common stock retained their shares, leaving a total of 57 million shares of Churchill VII's class A common stock outstanding.
CorpAcq's Business Combination with Churchill VII is expected to be completed in early 2024. Upon closing of the Business Combination, CorpAcq Group Plc will be a publicly-traded corporate compounder with a portfolio of 42 businesses (as of December 31, 2023) that have strong asset bases, operate in resilient industries with high barriers to entry, and generate strong growth and free cash flow.
Completion of the Business Combination is subject to approval by Churchill VII's stockholders, the registration statement on Form F-4 filed by CorpAcq Group Plc in respect of the Business Combination, as amended (the "Registration Statement") being declared effective by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), Churchill VII having available cash at the closing of the Business Combination of at least $350 million, net of transaction fees, and other customary closing conditions.
About CorpAcq Holdings Limited
CorpAcq is a corporate compounder founded in 2006 with deep commercial experience and a diversified portfolio of 42 companies (as of December 31, 2023) across multiple large industries. CorpAcq has a track record of unlocking business potential and long-term growth for small and medium-sized enterprises through its established M&A playbook and decentralized operational approach. CorpAcq's executive team develops close relationships with their subsidiaries' management to support them with financial and strategic expertise while allowing them to retain independence to continue to operate their businesses successfully. CorpAcq is headquartered in the United Kingdom.
About Churchill Capital Corp VII
Churchill Capital Corp VII was formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses.
Additional Information and Where to Find It
This communication does not contain all the information that should be considered concerning the Business Combination and the other transactions contemplated thereby (the "Transactions") and is not intended to form the basis of any investment decision or any other decision in respect of the Transactions.
The Registration Statement includes a proxy statement/prospectus to be distributed to Churchill VII's stockholders and warrantholders in connection with Churchill VII's solicitation for proxies for the vote by Churchill VII's stockholders and warrantholders in connection with the Transactions and other matters described in the Registration Statement, as well as the prospectus relating to the offer and sale of securities to be issued by CorpAcq Group Plc to Churchill VII's stockholders and warrantholders in connection with the completion of the Transactions.
After the Registration Statement has been declared effective, Churchill VII will mail a definitive proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant documents to its stockholders and warrantholders as of the record date established for voting on the Transactions. Stockholders and warrantholders may also obtain a copy of the Registration Statement (and definitive proxy statement/prospectus, once available) as well as other documents filed by Churchill VII with the SEC, without charge, at the SEC's website located at www.sec.gov or by directing a written request to Churchill Capital Corp VII at 640 Fifth Avenue, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10019.
Free copies of the Proxy Statement and other documents filed at the SEC may be obtained at the SEC's website located at www.sec.gov or by directing a written request to Churchill Capital Corp VII, 640 Fifth Avenue, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10019.
This communication includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of words such as "estimate," "plan," "project," "forecast," "intend," "will," "expect," "anticipate," "believe," "seek," "target," "continue," "could," "may," "might," "possible," "potential," "predict" or other similar expressions that predict or indicate future events or trends or that are not statements of historical matters. Churchill VII and CorpAcq have based the forward-looking statements on its current expectations about future performance, timing and events. The forward-looking statements in this communication include, but are not limited to, statements regarding estimates and forecasts of financial and operational metrics and the anticipated timing for the Business Combination to close. The forward-looking statements are based on various assumptions, whether or not identified in this communication, and on the current expectations of CorpAcq's and Churchill VII's respective management teams and are not predictions of actual timing and/or performance. Nothing in this communication should be regarded as a representation by any person that the forward-looking statements set forth herein will be achieved. The forward-looking statements are provided for illustrative purposes only and are not intended to serve as and must not be relied on by any investor as, a guarantee, an assurance, a prediction or a definitive statement of fact or probability. Actual events and circumstances are difficult or impossible to predict and may materially differ from assumptions. Many actual events and circumstances are beyond the control of Churchill VII and CorpAcq. The forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and assumptions about Churchill VII and CorpAcq that may cause the timing and/or performance indicated in this communication to be materially different from any actual future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include changes in domestic and foreign business changes in the competitive environment in which CorpAcq operates; CorpAcq's ability to manage its growth prospects, meet its operational and financial targets, and execute its strategy; the impact of any economic disruptions, decreased market demand and other macroeconomic factors, including the effect of a global pandemic, to CorpAcq's business, projected results of operations, financial performance or other financial metrics; CorpAcq's reliance on its senior management team and key employees; risks related to liquidity, capital resources and capital expenditures; failure to comply with applicable laws and regulations or changes in the regulatory environment in which CorpAcq operates; the outcome of any potential litigation, government and regulatory proceedings, investigations, actions (including any potential U.S. or U.K. government shutdowns) and inquiries that Churchill VII or CorpAcq may face; assumptions or analyses used for CorpAcq's forecasts proving to be incorrect and causing its actual operating and financial results to be significantly below its forecasts; CorpAcq failing to maintain its current level of acquisitions or an acquisition not occurring as planned and negatively affecting operating results; the inability of the parties to successfully or timely consummate the Transactions, including the risk that any required regulatory approvals are not obtained, are delayed or are subject to unanticipated conditions that could adversely affect CorpAcq Group Plc, which will be the combined company after the Transactions, or the expected benefits of the Transactions or that the approval of the stockholders of Churchill VII is not obtained; the risk that stockholders of Churchill VII could elect to have their shares redeemed by Churchill VII, leading to either Churchill VII failing to satisfy continued listing requirements for Nasdaq Global Market or Churchill VII having insufficient cash to complete the Transactions; the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against CorpAcq or Churchill VII; changes in applicable laws or regulations; the ability of Churchill VII or CorpAcq Group Plc to issue equity or equity linked securities in connection with the Transactions or in the future; the impact of certain geopolitical events, including wars in Ukraine and the surrounding region and the Middle East; the impact of a current or future pandemic on CorpAcq, CCVII, or CorpAcq Group's projected results of operations, financial performance or other financial metrics, or on any of the foregoing risks; those factors discussed in under the heading "Risk Factors" in the Registration Statement and Amendment No. 2 to the Registration Statement filed with the SEC on January 26, 2024 ("Amendment No. 2"), as may be further amended from time to time, and other documents filed, or to be filed, with the SEC by Churchill VII or CorpAcq Group Plc. If any of these risks materialize or CorpAcq's, CorpAcq Group Plc's or Churchill VII's assumptions prove incorrect, actual timing and/or performance could differ materially from the timing and/or performance implied by the forward-looking statements. There may be additional risks that CorpAcq, CorpAcq Group Plc nor Churchill VII presently know or that CorpAcq, CorpAcq Group Plc and Churchill VII currently believe are immaterial that could also cause actual timing and/or performance to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. In addition, the forward-looking statements reflect CorpAcq's, CorpAcq Group Plc's and Churchill VII's expectations and views as of the date of this communication. CorpAcq, CorpAcq Group Plc's and Churchill VII anticipate that subsequent events and developments will cause CorpAcq's, CorpAcq Group Plc's and Churchill VII's assessments to change. However, while CorpAcq, CorpAcq Group Plc and Churchill VII may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, CorpAcq, CorpAcq Group Plc and Churchill VII specifically disclaim any obligation to do so. The forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing CorpAcq, CorpAcq Group Plc and Churchill VII's assessments as of any date subsequent to the date of this communication. Accordingly, undue reliance should not be placed upon the forward-looking statements. An investment in CorpAcq, CorpAcq Group Plc or Churchill VII is not an investment in any of CorpAcq's, CorpAcq Group Plc's or Churchill VII's founders' or sponsors' past investments or companies or any funds affiliated with any of the foregoing.
No Offer or Solicitation
This communication does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, or a solicitation of any vote or approval, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. This communication is not, and under no circumstances is to be construed as, a proxy statement or solicitation of a proxy, a prospectus, an advertisement or a public offering of the securities described herein in the United States or any other jurisdiction. No offer of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or exemptions therefrom. INVESTMENT IN ANY SECURITIES DESCRIBED HEREIN HAS NOT BEEN APPROVED BY THE SEC OR ANY OTHER REGULATORY AUTHORITY NOR HAS ANY AUTHORITY PASSED UPON OR ENDORSED THE MERITS OF THE OFFERING OR THE ACCURACY OR ADEQUACY OF THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN. ANY REPRESENTATION TO THE CONTRARY IS A CRIMINAL OFFENSE.
Participants in the Solicitation
CorpAcq, CorpAcq Group Plc, Churchill VII, Churchill Sponsor VII LLC and their respective directors and executive officers may be deemed participants in the solicitation of proxies from Churchill VII's stockholders and warrantholders with respect to the Transactions. A list of the names of Churchill VII's directors and executive officers and a description of their interests in Churchill VII is set forth in certain filings with the SEC, including (but not limited to) the following: (1) Amendment No. 2 (and specifically, the following sections: "Risk Factors-Risks Related to Churchill and the Business Combination"; "Information Related to Churchill-Management, Directors and Executive Officers"; "The Business Combination-Interests of Certain Persons in the Business Combination; Interests of the Churchill Initial Stockholders and Churchill's Directors and Officers"; "Beneficial Ownership of Churchill Securities" and "Certain Relationships and Related Person Transactions-Churchill Relationships and Related Person Transactions", (2) the Form 10-K filed by Churchill VII with the SEC on March 17, 2023 (and specifically, the following sections: "Item 1A. Risk Factors"; "Item 10. Directors, Executive Officers and Corporate Governance"; "Item 11. Executive Compensation"; "Item 12. Beneficial ownership"; "Item 13. Related party transactions" and "Item 15. Exhibits, Financial Statement Schedules-Note 5. Related Party Transactions", (3) the Form 10-Qs filed by Churchill VII with the SEC on May 10, 2023, August 9, 2023 and November 9, 2023 (and specifically, the discussion under "Item 1. Financial Statements-Note 5. Related Party Transactions" section in each such Form 10-Qs, respectively), (4) the Form 8-K filed by Churchill VII with the SEC on August 7, 2023 (and specifically, the disclosure under "Item 1.01 Entry Into a Material Definitive Agreement-Amended and Restated Sponsor Agreement"), (5) the Form 8-K filed by Churchill VII with the SEC on December 26, 2023 (and specifically, the disclosure under "Item 1.01 Entry Into a Material Definitive Agreement-Consent and Merger Agreement Amendment"), (6) the SCHEDULE 14A filed by Churchill VII with the SEC on January 22, 2024 (and specifically, the following sections: "The Business Combination-Interests of Certain Persons in the Business Combination" and "Beneficial Ownership of Churchill Securities"), and (7) other documents that may be filed with the SEC from time to time in connection with the Transactions, each of which will be available free of charge at the SEC's website located at www.sec.gov, or by directing a written request to Churchill Capital Corp VII at 640 Fifth Avenue, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10019. Additional information regarding the participants in the proxy solicitation and a description of their respective direct and indirect interests will be included in the definitive proxy statement/prospectus relating to the offer of securities to be issued by CorpAcq Group Plc to Churchill VII's stockholders and warrantholders in connection with the completion of the Transactions once such information becomes available.
Churchill VII stockholders, potential investors and other interested persons should read each of the filings listed above and the definitive proxy statement/prospectus relating to the offer of the securities to be issued by CorpAcq Group Plc to Churchill VII's stockholders and warrantholders in connection with the completion of the Transactions once such documents are available before making any voting or investment decisions. You may obtain free copies of these documents from the sources indicated above.
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