SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): July 20, 2021
PORTAGE FINTECH ACQUISITION CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
280 Park Avenue, 3rd Floor
New York, NY
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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-third of one redeemable warrant||PFTAU||The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC|
|Class A Ordinary Shares included as part of the units||PFTA||The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC|
|Redeemable warrants included as part of the units, each whole warrant exercisable for one Class A Ordinary Share at an exercise price of $11.50||PFTAW||The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC|
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Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On July 20, 2021, the Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-257185) (the “Registration Statement”) relating to the initial public offering (the “IPO”) of Portage Fintech Acquisition Corporation (the “Company”) was declared effective by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company subsequently filed, on July 21, 2021, a Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333- 258062) pursuant to Rule 462(b) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, which was effective immediately upon filing. On July 23, 2021, the Company consummated the IPO of 24,000,000 units (the “Units”), which does not include the exercise of the underwriters’ option to purchase an additional 3,600,000 Units at the initial public offering price to cover over-allotments. Each Unit consists of one Class A ordinary share, $0.0001 par value per share (the “Class A Ordinary Shares”), and one-third of one redeemable warrant (the “Public Warrants”), each whole Public Warrant entitling the holder thereof to purchase one Class A Ordinary Share at an exercise price of $11.50 per share, subject to adjustment. The Units were sold at an offering price of $10.00 per Unit, generating gross proceeds of $240,000,000. Further, in connection with the IPO, the Company entered into the following agreements, forms of which were previously filed as exhibits to the Registration Statement:
|●||an Underwriting Agreement, dated July 20, 2021, among the Company, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and BTIG, LLC, which contains customary representations and warranties and indemnification of the underwriters by the Company;|
|●||a Warrant Agreement, dated July 20, 2021, between the Company and Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, as warrant agent (the “Warrant Agreement”), which sets forth the expiration and exercise price of and procedure for exercising the Warrants (as defined below); certain adjustment features of the terms of exercise; provisions relating to redemption and cashless exercise of the Warrants; certain registration rights of the holders of Warrants; provision for amendments to the Warrant Agreement; and indemnification of the warrant agent by the Company under the agreement;|
|●||a Private Placement Warrants Purchase Agreement, dated July 20, 2021 between the Company and PFTA I LP (the “Sponsor”), pursuant to which the Sponsor purchased 6,333,334 private placement warrants, each exercisable to purchase one Class A Ordinary Share at $11.50 per share, subject to adjustment, at a price of $1.50 per warrant (the “Private Placement Warrants” and, together with the Public Warrants, the “Warrants”);|
|●||an Investment Management Trust Agreement, dated July 20, 2021, between the Company and Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, as trustee, which establishes the trust account that will hold the net proceeds of the IPO and certain of the proceeds of the sale of the Private Placement Warrants, and sets forth the responsibilities of the trustee; the procedures for withdrawal and direction of funds from the trust account; and indemnification of the trustee by the Company under the agreement;|
|●||a Registration and Shareholder Rights Agreement, dated July 20, 2021, among the Company, the Sponsor and certain equityholders of the Company, which provides for customary demand and piggy-back registration rights for the Sponsor, and customary piggy-back registration rights for such other equityholders, as well as certain transfer restrictions applicable to the Sponsor with respect to the Company’s securities, and, upon and following consummation of our initial business combination, the right of the Sponsor to nominate three individuals for election to the Company’s board of directors;|
|●||a Letter Agreement, dated July 20, 2021, among the Company, the Sponsor and each executive officer and director of the Company, pursuant to which the Sponsor and each executive officer and director of the Company has agreed to vote any Class A Ordinary Shares held by him, her or it in favor of the Company’s initial business combination; to facilitate the liquidation and winding up of the Company if an initial business combination is not consummated within 24 months; to certain transfer restrictions with respect to the Company’s securities; to certain indemnification obligations of the Sponsor; and the Company has agreed not to enter into a definitive agreement regarding an initial business combination without the prior consent of the Sponsor;|
|●||an Administrative Services Agreement, dated July 20, 2021, between the Company and the Sponsor (the “Administrative Services Agreement”), pursuant to which the Company will (a) reimburse an affiliate of the Sponsor for office space and secretarial, administrative and other services provided to members of our management team, in the amount of $10,000 per month; (b) reimburse the Sponsor or its affiliates for formation and other pre-IPO expenses incurred on our behalf, not to exceed $900,000 and (c) reimburse the Sponsor or any of its affiliates for any out-of-pocket expenses (or an allocable portion thereof), to the extent that any of them incurs expenses related to identifying, investigating, negotiating and completing an initial business combination (including any travel expenses). In addition, the Company is required to reimburse the Sponsor or its affiliates for monthly compensation expenses of employees dedicated to the Company (including the Chief Financial Officer) not to exceed $900,000 per year; and|
|●||an Indemnification Agreement, dated July 20, 2021, between the Company and each executive officer and director of the Company.|
The above descriptions are qualified in their entirety by reference to the full text of the applicable agreement, each of which is incorporated by reference herein and filed herewith as Exhibits 1.1, 4.1, 10.1, 10.2, 10.3, 10.4, 10.5, and 10.6 respectively.
Item 3.02. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities.
Simultaneous with the consummation of the IPO and the issuance and sale of the Units, the Company consummated the private placement of 6,333,334 Private Placement Warrants at a price of $1.50 per Private Placement Warrant, generating total proceeds of $9,500,000 (the “Private Placement”). The Private Placement Warrants, which were purchased by the Sponsor, are substantially similar to the Public Warrants, except that if held by the Sponsor or its permitted transferees, they (i) may be exercised for cash or on a cashless basis, (ii) are not subject to being called for redemption (except in certain circumstances when the Public Warrants are called for redemption and a certain price per Class A Ordinary Share threshold is met) and (iii) subject to certain limited exceptions, will be subject to transfer restrictions until 30 days following the consummation of the Company’s initial business combination. If the Private Placement Warrants are held by holders other than the Sponsor or its permitted transferees, the Private Placement Warrants will be redeemable by the Company in all redemption scenarios and exercisable by holders on the same basis as the Public Warrants. The Private Placement Warrants have been issued pursuant to, and are governed by the Warrant Agreement.
Item 5.03. Amendments to Memorandum and Articles of Association.
On July 20, 2021 and in connection with the IPO, the Company adopted its Amended and Restated Memorandum and Articles of Association. The Amended and Restated Memorandum and Articles of Association is filed herewith as Exhibit 3.1 and is incorporated by reference herein.
Item 8.01 Other Events.
On July 20, 2021, the Company issued a press release, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K, announcing the pricing of the IPO.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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.
|Date: July 23, 2021||PORTAGE FINTECH ACQUISITION CORPORATION|
|By:||/s/ Adam Felesky|
|Title:||Chief Executive Officer|