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): August 5, 2021
PORTAGE FINTECH ACQUISITION CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
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280 Park Avenue, 3rd Floor
New York, NY
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|Title of each class||Trading Symbol(s)||Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Units, each consisting of one Class A Ordinary Share, $0.0001 par value, and one-fifth of one redeemable warrant||PFTAU||The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC|
|Class A Ordinary Shares included as part of the Units 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||PFTA||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 or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.||PFTAW||The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC|
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Item 3.02. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities.
The disclosure with respect to the the sale of an additional 254,850 Private Warrants (as defined below) under Section 8.01 is incorporated by reference herein.
Item 8.01. Other Events.
As previously disclosed on a Current Report on Form 8-K filed July 23, 2021 (the “Current Report”), Portage Fintech Acquisition Corporation (the “Company”) consummated an initial public offering (the “IPO”) of 24,000,000 units (the “Units”), consisting 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. The Company granted the underwriter in the IPO, a 45-day option to purchase up to 3,600,000 additional Units solely to cover over-allotments (the “Option”), if any.
As previously disclosed in the Current Report, simultaneously with the closing of the IPO, the Company consummated a private placement (the “IPO Private Placement”) with 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.
Subsequently, on August 3, 2021, the underwriters partially exercised the Option, and the closing of the issuance and sale of an additional 1,911,379 Units (the “Over-Allotment Units”) occurred on August 5, 2021. The underwriters forfeited the balance of the Option. The issuance by the Company of the Over-Allotment Units at a price of $10.00 per unit resulted in total gross proceeds of $19,113,790. On August 5, 2021, simultaneously with the issuance and sale of the Over-Allotment Units, the Company consummated the sale of an additional 254,850 Private Warrants (the “Over-Allotment Private Placement” and, together with the IPO Private Placement, the “Private Placements”), generating gross proceeds of $382,275. The Private Warrants issued in the Over-Allotment Private Placement were issued pursuant to Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, as the transaction did not involve a public offering.
The net proceeds from the IPO (including the Over-Allotment Units) together with certain of the proceeds from the Private Placements, $259,113,790 in the aggregate, were placed in a trust account established for the benefit of the Company’s public shareholders and the underwriter of the IPO with Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company acting as trustee.
An audited balance sheet as of July 23, 2021, reflecting receipt of the proceeds upon consummation of the IPO and the IPO Private Placement has been issued by the Company and previously filed as Exhibit 99.1 to the Current Report. A pro-forma balance sheet as of August 5, 2021 reflecting the exercise of the Option and Over-Allotment Private Placement is included as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|99.1||Pro Forma Balance Sheet|
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.
Dated: August 11, 2021
|PORTAGE FINTECH ACQUISITION CORPORATION|
|By:||/s/ Ajay Chowdhery|
|Title:||Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer|