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Yunhong International (ZGYH)

Filed: 20 May 21, 5:27pm

 

Exhibit 10.1

 

Execution Version

 

 

SHARE EXCHANGE AGREEMENT

 

by and among

 

YUNHONG INTERNATIONAL,
as the Purchaser,

 

LF INTERNATIONAL PTE. LTD.,
as the Purchaser Representative,

 

GIGA ENERGY INC.,
as the Company,

 

THE SHAREHOLDERS OF THE COMPANY NAMED HEREIN,
as the Sellers,

 

and

 

YANG LAN,

 

as the Seller Representative

 

Dated as of May 14, 2021

 

  

 

 

  

ARTICLE I THE SHARE EXCHANGE2
1.1   Purchase and Sale of Shares2
1.2   Closing Consideration2
1.3   Escrow2
1.4   Closing Calculations3
1.5   Final Post-Closing Adjustments and Calculations4
1.6   Company Shareholder Consent6
   
ARTICLE II CLOSING6
2.1   Closing6
2.2   Termination of Certain Agreements6
2.3   Taking of Necessary Action; Further Action6
   
ARTICLE III REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF THE PURCHASER7
3.1   Organization and Standing7
3.2   Authorization; Binding Agreement7
3.3   Governmental Approvals8
3.4   Non-Contravention8
3.5   Capitalization8
3.6   SEC Filings and Purchaser Financials9
3.7   Absence of Certain Changes10
3.8   Compliance with Laws10
3.9   Actions; Orders; Permits10
3.10   Litigation10
3.11   Listing11
3.12   Reporting Company11
3.13   Taxes and Returns11
3.14   Employees and Employee Benefit Plans11
3.15   Properties12
3.16   Material Contracts12
3.17   Transactions with Affiliates12
3.18   Information Supplied12
3.19   Investment Company Act13
3.20   Finders and Brokers13
3.21   Ownership of Exchange Shares13
3.22   Certain Business Practices13
3.23   Insurance13
3.24   Independent Investigation14
   
ARTICLE IV REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF THE COMPANY14
4.1   Organization and Standing14
4.2   Authorization; Binding Agreement14
4.3   Capitalization15
4.4   Subsidiaries16
4.5   Governmental Approvals17
4.6   Non-Contravention17

 

 

 

 

4.7   Financial Statements18
4.8   Absence of Certain Changes19
4.9   Compliance with Laws19
4.10   Company Permits19
4.11   Litigation20
4.12   Material Contracts20
4.13   Intellectual Property22
4.14   Taxes and Returns24
4.15   Real Property26
4.16   Personal Property26
4.17   Employee Matters26
4.18   Benefit Plans28
4.19   Environmental Matters29
4.20   Transactions with Related Persons30
4.21   Insurance30
4.22   Top Customers and Vendors31
4.23   Books and Records31
4.24   Accounts Receivable31
4.25   Certain Business Practices32
4.26   PRC Compliance32
4.27   Investment Company Act33
4.28   Finders and Brokers33
4.29   Independent Investigation33
4.30   Information Supplied33
4.31   Disclosure34
   
ARTICLE V REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF THE SELLERS34
5.1   Organization and Standing34
5.2   Authorization; Binding Agreement34
5.3   Ownership34
5.4   Non-Contravention35
5.5   No Litigation35
5.6   Investment Representations36
5.7   Finders and Brokers37
5.8   Independent Investigation37
5.9   Information Supplied37
   
ARTICLE VI COVENANTS38
6.1   Access and Information38
6.2   Conduct of Business of the Company and the Sellers39
6.3   Conduct of Business of the Purchaser42
6.4   Annual and Interim Financial Statements44
6.5   Purchaser Public Filings44
6.6   No Solicitation44
6.7   No Trading45
6.8   Notification of Certain Matters46
6.9   Efforts46

 

 

 

6.10   Further Assurances48
6.11   Proxy Statement/Tender Offer48
6.12   Public Announcements50
6.13   Confidential Information50
6.14   Litigation Support52
6.15   Documents and Information52
6.16   Post-Closing Board of Directors and Executive Officers52
6.17   Use of Trust Account Proceeds53
6.18   Reserved53
6.19   Tax Matters53
   
ARTICLE VII SURVIVAL AND INDEMNIFICATION55
7.1   Survival55
7.2   Indemnification by the Sellers56
7.3   Limitations and General Indemnification Provisions56
7.4   Indemnification Procedures57
7.5   Timing of Payment; Right to Set-Off; Recovery of Shares59
7.6   Exclusive Remedy60
   
ARTICLE VIII CLOSING CONDITIONS60
8.1   Conditions to Each Party’s Obligations60
8.2   Conditions to Obligations of the Company and the Sellers61
8.3   Conditions to Obligations of the Purchaser63
8.4   Frustration of Conditions64
   
ARTICLE IX TERMINATION AND EXPENSES65
9.1   Termination65
9.2   Effect of Termination66
9.3   Fees and Expenses66
9.4   Termination Fee67
   
ARTICLE X WAIVERS AND RELEASES68
10.1   Waiver of Claims Against Trust68
10.2   Release and Covenant Not to Sue68
   
ARTICLE XI MISCELLANEOUS69
11.1   Notices69
11.2   Binding Effect; Assignment70
11.3   Third Parties70
11.4   Arbitration71
11.5   Governing Law; Jurisdiction71
11.6   Waiver of Jury Trial72
11.7   Specific Performance72
11.8   Severability72
11.9   Amendment73
11.10   Waiver73
11.11   Entire Agreement73

 

 

 

11.12   Interpretation73
11.13   Counterparts74
11.14   Purchaser Representative74
11.15   Seller Representative76
11.16  Legal Representation78
   
ARTICLE XII DEFINITIONS79
12.1   Certain Definitions79
12.2   Section References90

  

INDEX OF ANNEXES, SCHEDULE AND EXHIBITS

 

AnnexDescription

 

Annex IList of Sellers

 

ExhibitDescription

 

Exhibit AForm of Non-Competition Agreement
Exhibit BForm of Lock-Up Agreement
Exhibit CForm of Registration Rights Agreement

 

 

 

SHARE EXCHANGE AGREEMENT

 

This Share Exchange Agreement (this “Agreement”) is made and entered into as of May 14, 2021 by and among: (i) Yunhong International, a Cayman Islands exempted company (the “Purchaser”); (ii) LF International Pte. Ltd., a Republic of Singapore company, in the capacity as the representative from and after the Closing (as defined below) for the shareholders of the Purchaser other than the Sellers and their successors and assigns in accordance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement (the “Purchaser Representative”); (iii) Giga Energy Inc., a corporation formed under the laws of the Province of British Columbia, Canada (the “Company”); (iv) each of the shareholders of the Company named on Annex I hereto (collectively, the “Sellers”); and (v) Yang Lan, in the capacity as the representative for the Sellers in accordance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement (the “Seller Representative”). The Purchaser, Purchaser Representative, the Company, the Sellers and the Seller Representative are sometimes referred to herein individually as a “Party” and, collectively, as the “Parties”.

 

RECITALS:

 

WHEREAS, certain capitalized terms used herein are defined in Article XII hereof;

 

WHEREAS, the Sellers collectively own 100% of the issued and outstanding shares of the Company;

 

WHEREAS, the Company, directly and indirectly through its Subsidiaries, is engaged in the business of producing hydrogen fuel cell and battery electric vehicles, mainly in the People’s Republic of China (“PRC”) (the “Business”);

 

WHEREAS, the Sellers desire to sell to the Purchaser, and the Purchaser desires to purchase from the Sellers, all of the issued and outstanding shares and any other equity interests in or of the Company in exchange for newly issued ordinary shares of the Purchaser, subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein;

 

WHEREAS, effective at the Closing, the Parties who are signatories to the applicable agreement shall enter into the following agreements: (i) a Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation Agreement by WU BRUNO ZHENG in favor of and for the benefit of the Purchaser and the Company (the “Non-Competition Agreement”), the form of which is attached as Exhibit A hereto; (ii) Lock-Up Agreements to be entered into by each Seller that directly or indirectly owns in excess of 10% of the Company’s equity prior to the Closing, the Purchaser and the Purchaser Representative (each a “Lock-Up Agreement”), the form of which is attached as Exhibit B hereto; and (iii) the Registration Rights Agreement to be entered into by the Sellers, the Purchaser and the Purchaser Representative (the “Registration Rights Agreement”), the form of which is attached as Exhibit C hereto.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises set forth above, which are incorporated in this Agreement as if fully set forth below, and the representations, warranties, covenants and agreements contained in this Agreement, and intending to be legally bound hereby, the Parties hereto agree as follows:

 

 

 

 

ARTICLE I 

THE SHARE EXCHANGE

 

1.1              Purchase and Sale of Shares. At the Closing and subject to and upon the terms and conditions of this Agreement, the Sellers shall sell, transfer, convey, assign and deliver to the Purchaser, and the Purchaser shall purchase, acquire and accept from the Sellers, all of the issued and outstanding shares of the Company (collectively, the “Purchased Shares”), free and clear of all Liens (other than potential restrictions on resale under applicable securities Laws).

 

1.2              Closing Consideration. At the Closing, subject to and upon the terms and conditions of this Agreement, the Purchaser shall issue and deliver to the Sellers an aggregate number of Purchaser Class A Ordinary Shares equal to (A) the quotient obtained by dividing (a) the sum of (the “Company Valuation”) (i) Seven Billion Three Hundred Fifty Four Million Six Hundred Fifteen Thousand Three Hundred Eighty Five U.S. Dollars (US$7,354,615,385), plus (or minus the absolute value if such amount is negative) (ii) the amount by which the Estimated Net Working Capital exceeds the Target Net Working Capital Amount; minus (or plus the absolute value if such amount is negative) (iii) the Estimated Closing Net Indebtedness, minus (iv) the amount of any unpaid Transaction Expenses; by (b) $10.00 (such quotient, the “Closing Exchange Shares”); less (B) the Escrow Shares deposited in the Escrow Account in accordance with Section 1.3. Each Seller shall receive his, her or its pro rata share of the Closing Exchange Shares (and any adjustments to the number of Closing Exchange Shares under Section 1.5, including in connection with any Escrow Shares released from the Escrow Account) based on the percentage of Purchased Shares owned by such Seller as compared to the total number of Purchased Shares owned by all Sellers (such percentage being each such Seller’s “Pro Rata Share”). Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, no fraction of a Purchaser Class A Ordinary Share will be issued by the Purchaser by virtue of this Agreement or the transactions contemplated hereby, and each Person who would otherwise be entitled to a fraction of a Purchaser Class A Ordinary Share (after aggregating all fractional Purchaser Class A Ordinary Shares that would otherwise be received by such Person) shall instead have the number of Purchaser Class A Ordinary Shares issued to such Person rounded down in the aggregate to the nearest whole Purchaser Class A Ordinary Share.

 

1.3              Escrow.

 

(a)               At or prior to the Closing, the Purchaser, the Purchaser Representative, the Seller Representative and the Escrow Agent shall enter into an Escrow Agreement, effective as of the Closing, in a form to be mutually agreed between Purchaser and the Company (the “Escrow Agreement”), pursuant to which the Purchaser shall cause to be delivered to the Escrow Agent at the Closing fifteen percent (15%) of the Closing Exchange Shares otherwise deliverable to the Sellers at the Closing (including any equity securities paid as dividends or distributions with respect to such shares or into which such shares are exchanged or converted, the “Escrow Shares”), such that the Escrow Shares, together with any dividends, distributions and other earnings thereon and other Escrow Property, shall be held by the Escrow Agent in a segregated escrow account (“Escrow Account”) and disbursed therefrom in accordance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement and the Escrow Agreement. The Escrow Shares and other Escrow Property shall serve as a source of security for the Sellers’ obligations after the Closing for the adjustments under Section 1.5 and for their indemnification obligations under Article VII. The portion of the Closing Exchange Shares that shall be withheld at the Closing for deposit in the Escrow Account shall be allocated among the Sellers pro rata based on each Seller’s Pro Rata Share. Each Seller shall have the right to vote its portion of such Escrow Shares (based on its Pro Rata Share, subject to adjustment for any Escrow Shares that are surrendered or earned in a manner other than pro rata among all Sellers based on their Pro Rata Share, as indicated in writing by the Seller Representative to the Purchaser, the Purchaser Representative and the Escrow Agent) during the time held in the Escrow Account as Escrow Shares.

 

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(b)               The Escrow Property shall no longer be subject to any indemnification claim after the date which is twelve (12) months after the Closing Date (the “Expiration Date”); provided, however, with respect to any indemnification claims made in accordance with Article VII hereof on or prior to the Expiration Date (including those that are revised or adjusted in accordance with Article VII after the Expiration Date) that remain unresolved as of the end of the Expiration Date (“Pending Claims”), all or a portion of the Escrow Property reasonably necessary to satisfy such Pending Claims (as determined based on the amount of the indemnification claim included in the Claim Notice provided by the Purchaser Representative under Article VII and the Purchaser Share Price as of the Expiration Date) shall remain in the Escrow Account until such time as such Pending Claim shall have been finally resolved pursuant to the provisions of Article VII. Within five (5) Business Days of the Expiration Date, any Escrow Property remaining in the Escrow Account that is not subject to Pending Claims, if any, and not subject to resolved but unpaid claims in favor of an Indemnitee, shall be disbursed by the Escrow Agent to the Sellers, with each Seller receiving its Pro Rata Share (subject to adjustment for any Escrow Property that is surrendered or earned in a manner other than pro rata among all Sellers based on their Pro Rata Share, as indicated in writing by the Seller Representative to the Purchaser, the Purchaser Representative and the Escrow Agent) of such Escrow Property. Promptly after the final resolution of all Pending Claims pursuant to the provisions of Article VII, and the satisfaction of all indemnification obligations in connection therewith, the Escrow Agent shall disburse any Escrow Property remaining in the Escrow Account to the Sellers, with each Seller receiving its Pro Rata Share (subject to adjustment for any Escrow Property that is surrendered or earned in a manner other than pro rata among all Sellers based on their Pro Rata Share, as indicated in writing by the Seller Representative to the Purchaser, the Purchaser Representative and the Escrow Agent) of such Escrow Property.

 

1.4              Closing Calculations. Not later than five (5) Business Days prior to the Closing Date, the Company shall deliver to the Purchaser a statement certified by the Company’s chief executive officer (the “Estimated Closing Statement”) setting forth (a) an estimated consolidated balance sheet of the Target Companies as of the Reference Time, prepared in good faith and in accordance with the Accounting Principles, (b) a good faith calculation of the Company’s estimate of the Closing Net Indebtedness (the “Estimated Closing Net Debt”), Net Working Capital (the “Estimated Net Working Capital”) and Transaction Expenses, in each case, as of the Reference Time and along with reasonably detailed calculations, and (c) the resulting estimated number of Closing Exchange Shares to be issued by the Purchaser at the Closing using the formula in Section 1.2. Promptly after delivering the Estimated Closing Statement to the Purchaser, the Company will meet with the Purchaser to review and discuss the Estimated Closing Statement and the Company will consider in good faith the Purchaser’s comments to the Estimated Closing Statement and make any appropriate adjustments to the Estimated Closing Statement prior to the Closing, as mutually approved by the Company and the Purchaser both acting reasonably and in good faith, which adjusted Estimated Closing Statement shall thereafter become the Estimated Closing Statement for all purposes of this Agreement. The Estimated Closing Statement and the determinations contained therein shall be prepared in accordance with the Accounting Principles and otherwise in accordance with this Agreement.

 

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1.5              Final Post-Closing Adjustments and Calculations.

 

(a)               Within ninety (90) days after the Closing Date, the Purchaser’s Chief Financial Officer (the “CFO”) shall deliver to the Purchaser Representative and the Seller Representative a statement (the “Closing Statement”) setting forth (i) a consolidated balance sheet of the Target Companies as of the Reference Time and (ii) a good faith calculation of the Closing Net Indebtedness, Net Working Capital and Transaction Expenses, in each case, as of the Reference Time, and the resulting number of Closing Exchange Shares which should have been received by the Sellers at using the formula in Section 1.2 based on such calculation (the “Adjusted Exchange Shares”, which for the avoidance of doubt, will each be valued for such purposes at $10.00) The Closing Statement shall be prepared, and the Closing Net Indebtedness, Net Working Capital and Transaction Expenses and the resulting number of Adjusted Exchange Shares shall be determined in accordance with the Accounting Principles and otherwise in accordance with this Agreement. After delivery of the Closing Statement, each of the Seller Representative and the Purchaser Representative, and their respective Representatives on their behalves, shall be permitted reasonable access at reasonable times to review the Target Companies’ books, records and any working papers to the extent such books, records and working papers are directly related to the preparation of the Closing Statement. The Seller Representative and the Purchaser Representative, and their respective Representatives on their behalves, may make inquiries of the CFO and related Purchaser and Company personnel and advisors regarding questions concerning or disagreements with the Closing Statement arising in the course of their review thereof, and the Purchaser and the Company shall provide reasonable cooperation in connection therewith. If either the Seller Representative or the Purchaser Representative (each, a “Representative Party”) has any objections to the Closing Statement, such Representative Party shall deliver to the Company (to the attention of the CFO) and the other Representative Party a statement setting forth its objections thereto (in reasonable detail) (an “Objection Statement”). If an Objection Statement is not delivered by a Representative Party within thirty (30) days following the date of delivery of the Closing Statement, then such Representative Party will have waived its right to contest the Closing Statement, and all determinations and calculations set forth therein, and the resulting number of Adjusted Exchange Shares set forth therein. If an Objection Statement is delivered within such thirty (30) day period, then the Seller Representative and the Purchaser Representative shall negotiate in good faith to resolve any such objections for a period of twenty (20) days thereafter. If the Seller Representative and the Purchaser Representative do not reach a final resolution within such twenty (20) day period, then upon the written request of either Representative Party (the date of receipt of such notice by the other Representative Party, the “Independent Expert Notice Date”), the Representative Parties will refer the dispute to the Independent Expert for final resolution of the dispute in accordance with Section 1.5(b). The Parties acknowledge that any information provided pursuant to this Section 1.5 will be subject to the confidentiality obligations of Section 6.13.

 

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(b)               If a dispute with respect to the Closing Statement is submitted in accordance with this Section 1.5 to the Independent Expert for final resolution, the Parties will follow the procedures set forth in this Section 1.5(b). Each of the Seller Representative and the Purchaser Representative agrees to execute, if requested by the Independent Expert, a reasonable engagement letter with respect to the determination to be made by the Independent Expert. All fees and expenses of the Independent Expert will be borne by the Purchaser. Except as provided in the preceding sentence, all other costs and expenses incurred by the Seller Representative in connection with resolving any dispute hereunder before the Independent Expert will be borne by the Sellers, and all other costs and expenses incurred by the Purchaser Representative in connection with resolving any dispute hereunder before the Independent Expert will be borne by the Purchaser. The Independent Expert will determine only those issues still in dispute as of the Independent Expert Notice Date and the Independent Expert’s determination will be based solely upon and consistent with the terms and conditions of this Agreement. The determination by the Independent Expert will be based solely on presentations with respect to such disputed items by the Purchaser Representative and the Seller Representative to the Independent Expert and not on the Independent Expert’s independent review; provided, that such presentations will be deemed to include any work papers, records, accounts or similar materials delivered to the Independent Expert by a Representative Party in connection with such presentations and any materials delivered to the Independent Expert in response to requests by the Independent Expert. Each of the Seller Representative and the Purchaser Representative will use their reasonable efforts to make their respective presentations as promptly as practicable following submission to the Independent Expert of the disputed items, and each such Representative Party will be entitled, as part of its presentation, to respond to the presentation of the other Representative Party and any questions and requests of the Independent Expert. In deciding any matter, the Independent Expert will be bound by the provisions of this Agreement, including this Section 1.5. It is the intent of the parties hereto that the Independent Expert Procedure and the activities of the Independent Expert in connection herewith are not (and should not be considered to be or treated as) an arbitration proceeding or similar arbitral process and that no formal arbitration rules should be followed (including rules with respect to procedures and discovery). The Seller Representative and the Purchaser Representative will request that the Independent Expert’s determination be made within forty-five (45) days after its engagement, or as soon thereafter as possible, will be set forth in a written statement delivered to the Purchaser Representative and the Seller Representative and will be final, conclusive, non-appealable and binding for all purposes hereunder (other than for fraud or manifest error).

 

(c)               For purposes hereof, the term “Adjustment Amount” shall mean (i) the number of Purchaser Class A Ordinary Shares due to Sellers as finally determined in accordance with this Section 1.5, less (ii) the number of Closing Exchange Shares that were issued at the Closing. If the Adjustment Amount is a positive number, then the Purchaser shall, within ten (10) Business Days after such final determination, issue to the Sellers an additional number of Purchaser Class A Ordinary Shares equal to the Adjustment Amount, with each Seller receiving its Pro Rata Share of such additional Purchaser Class A Ordinary Shares. If the Adjustment Amount is a negative amount, then the Sellers shall surrender for no consideration and deliver to the Purchaser a number of Purchaser Class A Ordinary Shares equal to the absolute value of the Adjustment Amount, with each Seller responsible for its Pro Rata Share of such Purchaser Class A Ordinary Shares. In furtherance of the foregoing, the Seller Representative and the Purchaser Representative shall, within three (3) Business Days after such final determination, provide joint written instructions to the Escrow Agent to distribute to the Purchaser a number of Escrow Shares equal to the absolute value of the Adjustment Amount. If there is an insufficient number of Escrow Shares to satisfy such obligations, then the Sellers will surrender for no consideration and deliver to the Purchaser a number of Purchaser Class A Ordinary Shares to make up such shortfall (with each Seller responsible for its Pro Rata Share of such shortfall). The Purchaser will cancel any Escrow Shares or other Purchaser Class A Ordinary Shares that it receives promptly after its receipt thereof. At the option of a Seller, in lieu of surrender or delivery of any Purchaser Class A Ordinary Shares if required, such Seller may opt to satisfy such Seller’s obligations under this Section 1.5(c) by delivery of cash or cash equivalents equal in value to any shortfall in delivery of shares of Purchaser Class A Ordinary Shares, with each undelivered Purchaser Class A Ordinary Share valued at $10.00.

 

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1.6              Company Shareholder Consent. Each Seller, as a shareholder of the Company, hereby approves, authorizes and consents to the Company’s execution and delivery of this Agreement and the Ancillary Documents to which it is or is required to be a party or otherwise bound, the performance by the Company of its obligations hereunder and thereunder and the consummation by the Company of the transactions contemplated hereby and thereby. Each Seller acknowledges and agrees that the consents set forth herein are intended and shall constitute such consent of the Sellers as may be required (and shall, if applicable, operate as a written shareholder resolution of the Company) pursuant to the Company’s Organizational Documents, any other agreement in respect of the Company to which any Seller is a party and all applicable Laws.

 

ARTICLE II

CLOSING 

 

2.1              Closing. Subject to the satisfaction or waiver of the conditions set forth in Article VIII, the consummation of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement (the “Closing”) shall take place at the offices of Ellenoff Grossman & Schole, LLP (“EGS”), 1345 Avenue of the Americas, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10105, on the second (2nd) Business Day after all the conditions to Closing set forth in this Agreement have been satisfied or waived, at 10:00 a.m. local time, or at such other date, time or place as the Purchaser and the Company may agree (the date and time at which the Closing is actually held being the “Closing Date”).

 

2.2             Termination of Certain Agreements. Without limiting the provisions of Section 10.2, the Company and the Sellers hereby agree that, effective at the Closing, any shareholders, voting or similar agreement among the Company and any of the Sellers or among the Sellers with respect to the Company’s capital shares shall automatically, and without any further action by any of the Parties, terminate in full and become null and void and of no further force and effect. Further, each Seller and the Company hereby waive any obligations of the parties under any of the foregoing agreements or the Company’s Organizational Documents with respect to the transactions contemplated by this Agreement and the Ancillary Documents, and any failure of the parties to comply with the terms thereof in connection with the transactions contemplated by this Agreement and the Ancillary Documents.

 

2.3              Taking of Necessary Action; Further Action. If, at any time after the Closing, any further action is necessary or desirable to carry out the purposes of this Agreement and to vest the Purchaser with full right, title and interest in, to and under, and/or possession of, all assets, property, rights, privileges, powers and franchises of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, the officers and directors of the Purchaser are fully authorized in the name and on behalf of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, to take all lawful action necessary or desirable to accomplish such purpose or acts, so long as such action is not inconsistent with this Agreement.

 

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ARTICLE III
REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF THE PURCHASER
 

 

Except as set forth in (i) the disclosure schedules delivered by the Purchaser to the Company on the date hereof (the “Purchaser Disclosure Schedules”), the Section numbers of which are numbered to correspond to the Section numbers of this Agreement to which they refer, or (ii) the SEC Reports that are available on the SEC’s website through EDGAR, the Purchaser represents and warrants to the Company, as of the date hereof and as of the Closing as follows:

 

3.1              Organization and Standing. The Purchaser is an exempted company duly incorporated, validly existing and in good standing under the Laws of the Cayman Islands. The Purchaser has all requisite corporate power and authority to own, lease and operate its properties and to carry on its business as now being conducted. The Purchaser is duly qualified or licensed and in good standing to do business in each jurisdiction in which the character of the property owned, leased or operated by it or the nature of the business conducted by it makes such qualification or licensing necessary, except where the failure to be so qualified or licensed or in good standing can be cured without material cost or expense. The Purchaser has heretofore made available to the Company accurate and complete copies of the Organizational Documents of the Purchaser, as currently in effect. The Purchaser is not in violation of any provision of its Organizational Documents in any material respect.

 

3.2              Authorization; Binding Agreement. The Purchaser has all requisite corporate power and authority to execute and deliver this Agreement and each Ancillary Document to which it is a party, to perform the Purchaser’s obligations hereunder and thereunder and to consummate the transactions contemplated hereby and thereby, subject to obtaining the Required Shareholder Vote. The execution and delivery by the Purchaser of this Agreement and each Ancillary Document to which it is a party and the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby and thereby (a) have been duly and validly authorized by the board of directors of the Purchaser, and (b) no other corporate proceedings, other than as set forth elsewhere in the Agreement (including the Required Shareholder Vote), on the part of the Purchaser are necessary to authorize the execution and delivery of this Agreement and each Ancillary Document to which it is a party or to consummate the transactions contemplated hereby and thereby. This Agreement has been, and each Ancillary Document to which the Purchaser is a party shall be when delivered, duly and validly executed and delivered by the Purchaser and, assuming the due authorization, execution and delivery of this Agreement and such Ancillary Documents by the other parties hereto and thereto, constitutes, or when delivered shall constitute, the valid and binding obligation of the Purchaser, enforceable against the Purchaser in accordance with its terms, except to the extent that enforceability thereof may be limited by applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization and moratorium laws and other laws of general application affecting the enforcement of creditors’ rights generally or by any applicable statute of limitation or by any valid defense of set-off or counterclaim, and the fact that equitable remedies or relief (including the remedy of specific performance) are subject to the discretion of the court from which such relief may be sought (collectively, the “Enforceability Exceptions”).

 

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3.3              Governmental Approvals. Except as otherwise described in Schedule 3.3, no Consent of or with any Governmental Authority, on the part of the Purchaser is required to be obtained or made in connection with the execution, delivery or performance by the Purchaser of this Agreement and each Ancillary Document to which it is a party or the consummation by the Purchaser of the transactions contemplated hereby and thereby, other than (a) pursuant to Antitrust Laws, (b) such filings as contemplated by this Agreement (including any and all filings with the Registrar of Companies in the Cayman Islands), (c) any filings required with Nasdaq or the SEC with respect to the transactions contemplated by this Agreement, (d) applicable requirements, if any, of the Securities Act, the Exchange Act, and/ or any state “blue sky” securities Laws, and the rules and regulations thereunder, and (e) where the failure to obtain or make such Consents or to make such filings or notifications, would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect on the Purchaser.

 

3.4              Non-Contravention. Except as otherwise described in Schedule 3.4, the execution and delivery by the Purchaser of this Agreement and each Ancillary Document to which it is a party, the consummation by the Purchaser of the transactions contemplated hereby and thereby, and compliance by the Purchaser with any of the provisions hereof and thereof, will not (a) conflict with or violate any provision of the Purchaser’s Organizational Documents, (b) subject to obtaining the Consents from Governmental Authorities referred to in Section 3.3 hereof, and the waiting periods referred to therein having expired, and any condition precedent to such Consent or waiver having been satisfied, conflict with or violate any Law, Order or Consent applicable to the Purchaser or any of its properties or assets, or (c) (i) violate, conflict with or result in a breach of, (ii) constitute a default (or an event which, with notice or lapse of time or both, would constitute a default) under, (iii) result in the termination, withdrawal, suspension, cancellation or modification of, (iv) accelerate the performance required by the Purchaser under, (v) result in a right of termination or acceleration under, (vi) give rise to any obligation to make payments or provide compensation under, (vii) result in the creation of any Lien upon any of the properties or assets of the Purchaser under, (viii) give rise to any obligation to obtain any third party Consent or provide any notice to any Person or (ix) give any Person the right to declare a default, exercise any remedy, claim a rebate, chargeback, penalty or change in delivery schedule, accelerate the maturity or performance, cancel, terminate or modify any right, benefit, obligation or other term under, any of the terms, conditions or provisions of, any Purchaser Material Contract, except for any deviations from any of the foregoing clauses (a), (b) or (c) that would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect on the Purchaser.

 

3.5              Capitalization.

 

(a)               The Purchaser is authorized to issue 49,000,000 Purchaser Ordinary Shares, consisting of 47,000,000 Purchaser Class A Ordinary Shares and 2,000,000 Purchaser Class B Ordinary Shares and 1,000,000 preference shares, par value $0.001 per share. The issued and outstanding Purchaser Securities as of the date of this Agreement are set forth on Schedule 3.5(a). All outstanding Purchaser Ordinary Shares are duly authorized, validly issued, fully paid and non-assessable and not subject to or issued in violation of any purchase option, right of first refusal, preemptive right, subscription right or any similar right under any provision of the Cayman Islands Act, the Purchaser Charter or any Contract to which the Purchaser is a party. None of the outstanding Purchaser Securities has been issued in violation of any applicable securities Laws. Prior to giving effect to the transactions contemplated by this Agreement, the Purchaser does not have any Subsidiaries or own any equity interests in any other Person.

 

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(b)               Except as set forth in Schedule 3.5(a) or Schedule 3.5(b), there are no (i) outstanding options, warrants, puts, calls, convertible securities, preemptive or similar rights, (ii) bonds, debentures, notes or other Indebtedness having general voting rights or that are convertible or exchangeable into securities having such rights or (iii) subscriptions or other rights, agreements, arrangements, Contracts or commitments of any character (other than this Agreement and the Ancillary Documents), (A) relating to the issued or unissued shares of the Purchaser or (B) obligating the Purchaser to issue, transfer, deliver or sell or cause to be issued, transferred, delivered, sold or repurchased any options or shares or securities convertible into or exchangeable for such shares, or (C) obligating the Purchaser to grant, extend or enter into any such option, warrant, call, subscription or other right, agreement, arrangement or commitment for such capital shares. Other than the Closing Redemption or any redemption or conversion of Purchaser Class A Ordinary Shares in connection with an Extension, if any (each, a “Redemption”), or as expressly set forth in this Agreement, there are no outstanding obligations of the Purchaser to repurchase, redeem or otherwise acquire any shares of the Purchaser or to provide funds to make any investment (in the form of a loan, capital contribution or otherwise) in any Person. Except as set forth in Schedule 3.5(b), there are no shareholders agreements, voting trusts or other agreements or understandings to which the Purchaser is a party with respect to the voting of any shares of the Purchaser.

 

(c)               All Indebtedness of the Purchaser as of the date of this Agreement is disclosed on Schedule 3.5(c). No Indebtedness of the Purchaser contains any restriction upon: (i) the prepayment of any of such Indebtedness, (ii) the incurrence of Indebtedness by the Purchaser or (iii) the ability of the Purchaser to grant any Lien on its properties or assets.

 

(d)               Since the date of formation of the Purchaser, with the exception of the repurchase of the original subscriber share from Mr. Yubao Li on May 23, 2019 or as contemplated by this Agreement, including any Redemption, the Purchaser has not declared or paid any distribution or dividend in respect of its shares and has not repurchased, redeemed or otherwise acquired any of its shares, and the Purchaser’s board of directors has not authorized any of the foregoing.

 

3.6              SEC Filings and Purchaser Financials.

 

(a)               The Purchaser, since the IPO, has filed all forms, reports, schedules, statements, registration statements, prospectuses and other documents required to be filed or furnished by the Purchaser with the SEC under the Securities Act and/or the Exchange Act, together with any amendments, restatements or supplements thereto, and will file all such forms, reports, schedules, statements and other documents required to be filed subsequent to the date of this Agreement. Except to the extent available on the SEC’s web site through EDGAR, the Purchaser has made available to the Company copies in the form filed with the SEC of all of the following: (i) the Purchaser’s Annual Reports on Form 10-K for each fiscal year of the Purchaser beginning with the first year the Purchaser was required to file such a form, (ii) the Purchaser’s Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for each fiscal quarter that the Purchaser filed such reports to disclose its quarterly financial results in each of the fiscal years of the Purchaser referred to in clause (i) above, (iii) all other forms, reports, registration statements, prospectuses and other documents (other than preliminary materials) filed by the Purchaser with the SEC since the beginning of the first fiscal year referred to in clause (i) above (the forms, reports, registration statements, prospectuses and other documents referred to in clauses (i), (ii) and (iii) above, whether or not available through EDGAR, are, collectively, the “SEC Reports”) and (iv) all certifications and statements required by (A) Rules 13a-14 or 15d-14 under the Exchange Act, and (B) 18 U.S.C. §1350 (Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, as amended) with respect to any report referred to in clause (i) above. The SEC Reports (x) were prepared in all material respects in accordance with the requirements of the Securities Act and the Exchange Act, as the case may be, and the rules and regulations thereunder and (y) did not, as of their respective effective dates (in the case of SEC Reports that are registration statements filed pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act) and at the time they were filed with the SEC (in the case of all other SEC Reports) contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary in order to make the statements made therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading. The certifications and statements referenced in clause (iv) above are each true as of their respective dates of filing. As used in this Section 3.6, the term “file” shall be broadly construed to include any manner permitted by SEC rules and regulations in which a document or information is furnished, supplied or otherwise made available to the SEC. As of the date of this Agreement, (A) the Purchaser Public Units, the Purchaser Class A Ordinary Shares, the Purchaser Public Warrants and the Purchaser Public Rights are listed on Nasdaq, (B) the Purchaser has not received any written deficiency notice from Nasdaq relating to the continued listing requirements of such Purchaser Securities and (C) there are no Actions pending or, to the Knowledge of the Purchaser, threatened against the Purchaser by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority with respect to any intention by such entity to suspend, prohibit or terminate the quoting of such Purchaser Securities on Nasdaq.

 

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(b)               The financial statements and notes of the Purchaser contained or incorporated by reference in the SEC Reports (the “Purchaser Financials”), fairly present in all material respects the financial position and the results of operations, changes in shareholders’ equity, and cash flows of the Purchaser at the respective dates of and for the periods referred to in such financial statements, all in accordance with (i) GAAP methodologies applied on a consistent basis throughout the periods involved and (ii) Regulation S-X or Regulation S-K, as applicable (except as may be indicated in the notes thereto and for the omission of notes and audit adjustments in the case of unaudited quarterly financial statements to the extent permitted by Regulation S-X or Regulation S-K, as applicable).

 

(c)               Except as and to the extent reflected or reserved against in the Purchaser Financials, the Purchaser has not incurred any Liabilities or obligations of the type required to be reflected on a balance sheet in accordance with GAAP that is not adequately reflected or reserved on or provided for in the Purchaser Financials, other than Liabilities of the type required to be reflected on a balance sheet in accordance with GAAP that have been incurred since the Purchaser’s formation in the ordinary course of business.

 

(d)               Purchaser maintains, in all material respects, disclosure controls and procedures required by Rule 13a-15 or Rule 15d-15 under the Exchange Act; such controls and procedures are reasonably designed to ensure that all material information concerning Purchaser is made known on a timely basis to the individuals responsible for the preparation of Purchaser’s SEC filings and other public disclosure documents.

 

(e)               Purchaser has designed and maintains, in all material respects, a system of internal controls over financial reporting, as defined in Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f) of the Exchange Act, sufficient to provide reasonable assurances regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with GAAP. Purchaser maintains, in all material respects, a system of internal accounting controls sufficient to provide reasonable assurance that (i) transactions are executed in accordance with management’s general or specific authorizations, (ii) transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP and to maintain asset accountability, (iii) access to assets is permitted only in accordance with management’s general or specific authorization, and (iv) the recorded accountability for assets is compared with the existing assets at reasonable intervals and appropriate action is taken with respect to any differences.

 

3.7             Absence of Certain Changes. As of the date of this Agreement, except as set forth in Schedule 3.7, the Purchaser has, (a) since its formation, conducted no business other than its formation, the public offering of its securities (and the related private offerings), public reporting and its search for an initial Business Combination as described in the IPO Prospectus (including the investigation of the Target Companies and the negotiation and execution of this Agreement) and related activities and (b) since January 1, 2021, not been subject to a Material Adverse Effect.

 

3.8              Compliance with Laws. The Purchaser is, and has since its formation been, in compliance with all Laws applicable to it and the conduct of its business except for such noncompliance which would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect on the Purchaser, and the Purchaser has not received written notice alleging any violation of applicable Law in any material respect by the Purchaser.

 

3.9              Actions; Orders; Permits. There is no pending or, to the Knowledge of the Purchaser, threatened Action to which the Purchaser is subject which would reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect on the Purchaser. There is no material Action that the Purchaser has pending against any other Person. The Purchaser is not subject to any material Orders of any Governmental Authority, nor are any such Orders pending. The Purchaser holds all Permits necessary to lawfully conduct its business as presently conducted, and to own, lease and operate its assets and properties, all of which are in full force and effect, except where the failure to hold such Permit or for such Permit to be in full force and effect would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect on the Purchaser.

 

3.10          Litigation. (a) There is no proceeding pending, or to the Knowledge of Purchaser, threatened against or by the Purchaser or any of their respective properties or rights before any Governmental Authority, and (b) the Purchaser. is not subject to any outstanding judgment, writ, decree, injunction or order of any Governmental Authority. There are no proceedings (at law or in equity) or investigations pending or, to the Knowledge of Purchaser, threatened, seeking to or that would reasonably be expected to prevent, hinder, modify, delay or challenge the transactions contemplated hereby.

 

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3.11          Listing. Purchaser Class A Ordinary Shares, Purchaser Warrants and Purchaser Rights are listed on Nasdaq, with trading tickers ZGYH,” “ZGYHW” and “ZGYHR, respectively. There is no Proceeding pending or, to the Knowledge of Purchaser, threatened against Purchaser by Nasdaq with respect to any intention by such entity to prohibit or terminate the listing of the Purchaser Class A Ordinary Shares, Purchaser Warrants and Purchaser Rights.

 

3.12          Reporting Company. Purchaser is a publicly held company subject to reporting obligations pursuant to Section 13 of the Exchange Act, and the Purchaser Class A Ordinary Shares, Purchaser Warrants and Purchaser Rights are registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Exchange Act. There is no legal proceeding pending or, to the Knowledge of Purchaser, threatened against the Purchaser by the SEC with respect to the deregistration of the Purchaser Class A Ordinary Shares, Purchaser Warrants and Purchaser Rights under the Exchange Act. Neither the Purchaser nor any of its Representatives has taken any action that is designed to terminate the registration of the Purchaser Class A Ordinary Shares, Purchaser Warrants and Purchaser Rights under the Exchange Act.

 

3.13          Taxes and Returns.

 

(a)               The Purchaser has or will have timely filed, or caused to be timely filed, all material Tax Returns required to be filed by it, which such Tax Returns are true, accurate, correct and complete in all material respects, and has paid, collected or withheld, or caused to be paid, collected or withheld, all material Taxes required to be paid, collected or withheld, other than such Taxes for which adequate reserves in the Purchaser Financials have been established in accordance with GAAP. Schedule 3.13(a) sets forth each jurisdiction where the Purchaser files or is required to file a Tax Return. There are no audits, examinations, investigations or other proceedings pending against the Purchaser in respect of any Tax, and the Purchaser has not been notified in writing of any proposed Tax claims or assessments against the Purchaser (other than, in each case, claims or assessments for which adequate reserves in the Purchaser Financials have been established in accordance with GAAP or are immaterial in amount). There are no Liens with respect to any Taxes upon any of the Purchaser’s assets, other than Permitted Liens. The Purchaser has no outstanding waivers or extensions of any applicable statute of limitations to assess any material amount of Taxes. There are no outstanding requests by the Purchaser for any extension of time within which to file any Tax Return or within which to pay any Taxes shown to be due on any Tax Return.

 

(b)               Since the date of its formation, the Purchaser has not (i) changed any Tax accounting methods, policies or procedures except as required by a change in Law, (ii) made, revoked, or amended any material Tax election, (iii) filed any amended Tax Returns or claim for refund or (iv) entered into any closing agreement affecting or otherwise settled or compromised any material Tax Liability or refund.

 

3.14          Employees and Employee Benefit Plans. The Purchaser does not (a) have any paid employees or (b) maintain, sponsor, contribute to or otherwise have any Liability under, any Benefit Plans.

 

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3.15          Properties. The Purchaser does not own, license or otherwise have any right, title or interest in any material Intellectual Property. The Purchaser does not own or lease any material real property or Personal Property.

 

3.16          Material Contracts.

 

(a)               Except as set forth on Schedule 3.16(a), other than this Agreement and the Ancillary Documents, there are no Contracts to which the Purchaser is a party or by which any of its properties or assets may be bound, subject or affected, which (i) creates or imposes a Liability greater than $100,000, (ii) may not be cancelled by the Purchaser on less than sixty (60) days’ prior notice without payment of a material penalty or termination fee or (iii) prohibits, prevents, restricts or impairs in any material respect any business practice of the Purchaser as its business is currently conducted, any acquisition of material property by the Purchaser, or restricts in any material respect the ability of the Purchaser from engaging in business as currently conducted by it or from competing with any other Person (each, a “Purchaser Material Contract”). All Purchaser Material Contracts have been made available to the Company other than those that are exhibits to the SEC Reports.

 

(b)               With respect to each Purchaser Material Contract: (i) the Purchaser Material Contract was entered into at arms’ length and in the ordinary course of business; (ii) the Purchaser Material Contract is legal, valid, binding and enforceable in all material respects against the Purchaser and, to the Knowledge of the Purchaser, the other parties thereto, and is in full force and effect (except, in each case, as such enforcement may be limited by the Enforceability Exceptions); (iii) the Purchaser is not in breach or default in any material respect, and no event has occurred that with the passage of time or giving of notice or both would constitute such a breach or default in any material respect by the Purchaser, or permit termination or acceleration by the other party, under such Purchaser Material Contract; and (iv) to the Knowledge of the Purchaser, no other party to any Purchaser Material Contract is in breach or default in any material respect, and no event has occurred that with the passage of time or giving of notice or both would constitute such a breach or default by such other party, or permit termination or acceleration by the Purchaser under any Purchaser Material Contract.

 

3.17          Transactions with Affiliates. Schedule 3.17 sets forth a true, correct and complete list of the Contracts and arrangements that are in existence as of the date of this Agreement under which there are any existing or future Liabilities or obligations between the Purchaser and any (a) present or former director, officer or employee or Affiliate of the Purchaser, or any immediate family member of any of the foregoing, or (b) record or beneficial owner of more than five percent (5%) of the outstanding Purchaser Ordinary Shares as of the date hereof.

 

3.18          Information Supplied. None of the information supplied or to be supplied by Purchaser for inclusion or incorporation by reference in the filings with the SEC and mailings to Purchaser stockholders with respect to the solicitation of proxies to approve the transactions contemplated by this Agreement will, at the date of filing and/or mailing, as the case may be, contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state any material fact required to be stated therein or necessary in order to make the statements therein, in light of the circumstances under which they are made, not misleading (subject to the qualifications and limitations set forth in such materials or that are included in the Purchaser SEC Documents).

 

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3.19          Investment Company Act. The Purchaser is not an “investment company” or a Person directly or indirectly “controlled” by or acting on behalf of an “investment company”, in each case within the meaning of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended.

 

3.20          Finders and Brokers. Except as set forth on Schedule 3.20, no broker, finder or investment banker is entitled to any brokerage, finder’s or other fee or commission from the Purchaser, the Target Companies or any of their respective Affiliates in connection with the transactions contemplated hereby based upon arrangements made by or on behalf of the Purchaser.

 

3.21          Ownership of Exchange Shares. All Exchange Shares to be issued and delivered in accordance with Article I to the Sellers and the Escrow Agent shall be, upon issuance and delivery of such Exchange Shares, fully paid and non-assessable, free and clear of all Liens, other than restrictions arising from applicable securities Laws, the Lock-Up Agreements (if applicable), the Registration Rights Agreement, the Escrow Agreement, the surrender provisions of this Agreement and any Liens incurred by a Seller, and the issuance and sale of such Exchange Shares pursuant hereto will not be subject to or give rise to any preemptive rights or rights of first refusal.

 

3.22          Certain Business Practices.

 

(a)               Neither the Purchaser, nor any of its Representatives acting on its behalf, has (i) used any funds for unlawful contributions, gifts, entertainment or other unlawful expenses relating to political activity, (ii) made any unlawful payment to foreign or domestic government officials or employees, to foreign or domestic political parties or campaigns or violated any provision of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 or any other local or foreign anti-corruption or bribery Law, (iii) made any other unlawful payment or (iv) since the formation of the Purchaser, directly or indirectly, given or agreed to give any unlawful gift or similar benefit in any material amount to any customer, supplier, governmental employee or other Person who is or may be in a position to help or hinder the Purchaser or assist it in connection with any actual or proposed transaction.

 

(b)               The operations of the Purchaser are and have been conducted at all times in compliance with money laundering statutes in all applicable jurisdictions, the rules and regulations thereunder and any related or similar rules, regulations or guidelines, issued, administered or enforced by any Governmental Authority, and no Action involving the Purchaser with respect to the any of the foregoing is pending or, to the Knowledge of the Purchaser, threatened.

 

3.23          Insurance. Schedule 3.23 lists all insurance policies (by policy number, insurer, coverage period, coverage amount, annual premium and type of policy) held by the Purchaser relating to the Purchaser or its business, properties, assets, directors, officers and employees, copies of which have been provided to the Company. All premiums due and payable under all such insurance policies have been timely paid and the Purchaser is otherwise in material compliance with the terms of such insurance policies. All such insurance policies are in full force and effect, and to the Knowledge of the Purchaser, there is no threatened termination of, or material premium increase with respect to, any of such insurance policies. There have been no insurance claims made by the Purchaser. The Purchaser has each reported to its insurers all claims and pending circumstances that would reasonably be expected to result in a claim, except where such failure to report such a claim would not be reasonably likely to have a Material Adverse Effect on the Purchaser.

 

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3.24          Independent Investigation. The Purchaser has conducted its own independent investigation, review and analysis of the business, results of operations, prospects, condition (financial or otherwise) of the Purchaser, and acknowledges that it has been provided adequate access to the personnel, properties, assets, premises, books and records, and other documents and data of the Target Companies for such purpose. The Purchaser acknowledges and agrees that: (a) in making its decision to enter into this Agreement and to consummate the transactions contemplated hereby, it has relied upon the express representations and warranties of the Company and the Sellers set forth in this Agreement (including the related portions of the Company Disclosure Schedules) and in any certificate delivered to Purchaser pursuant hereto; and (b) none of the Company, the Sellers or their respective Representatives have made any representation or warranty as to the Target Companies, the Sellers or this Agreement, except as expressly set forth this Agreement (including the related portions of the Company Disclosure Schedules) or in any certificate delivered to Purchaser pursuant hereto.

 

ARTICLE IV
REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF THE COMPANY

 

Except as set forth in the disclosure schedules delivered by the Company to the Purchaser on the date hereof (the “Company Disclosure Schedules”), the Section numbers of which are numbered to correspond to the Section numbers of this Agreement to which they refer, the Company and the Sellers, jointly and severally, hereby represent and warrant to the Purchaser, as of the date hereof and as of the Closing (except where expressly limited to the date hereof), as follows:

 

4.1              Organization and Standing. The Company is a corporation duly incorporated, validly existing and in good standing under the Laws of the Province of British Columbia, Canada and has all requisite corporate power and authority to own, lease and operate its properties and to carry on its business as now being conducted. Each Subsidiary of the Company is a corporation or other entity duly formed, validly existing and in good standing under the Laws of its jurisdiction of organization and has all requisite corporate power and authority to own, lease and operate its properties and to carry on its business as now being conducted. Each Target Company is duly qualified or licensed and in good standing (to the extent that the concept of “good standing” is applicable in such jurisdiction) in the jurisdiction in which it is incorporated or registered and in each other jurisdiction where it does business or operates to the extent that the character of the property owned, or leased or operated by it or the nature of the business conducted by it makes such qualification or licensing necessary. Schedule 4.1 lists all jurisdictions in which any Target Company is qualified to conduct business and all names other than its legal name under which any Target Company does business. The Company has provided to the Purchaser accurate and complete copies of its Organizational Documents and the Organizational Documents of each of the other Target Companies, each as amended to date and as currently in effect. No Target Company is in violation of any provision of its Organizational Documents.

 

4.2              Authorization; Binding Agreement. The Company has all requisite corporate power and authority to execute and deliver this Agreement and each Ancillary Document to which it is or is required to be a party, to perform the Company’s obligations hereunder and thereunder and to consummate the transactions contemplated hereby and thereby. The execution and delivery of this Agreement and each Ancillary Document to which the Company is or is required to be a party and the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby and thereby, (a) have been duly and validly authorized by the Company’s board of directors and the Company’s shareholders to the extent required by the Company’s Organizational Documents, the BC Act and any other applicable Law or any Contract to which the Company or any of its shareholders is a party or by which it or its securities are bound and (b) no other corporate proceedings on the part of the Company are necessary to authorize the execution and delivery of this Agreement and each Ancillary Document to which it is a party or to consummate the transactions contemplated hereby and thereby. This Agreement has been, and each Ancillary Document to which the Company is or is required to be a party shall be when delivered, duly and validly executed and delivered by the Company and assuming the due authorization, execution and delivery of this Agreement and any such Ancillary Document by the other parties hereto and thereto, constitutes, or when delivered shall constitute, the legal, valid and binding obligation of the Company, enforceable against the Company in accordance with its terms, subject to the Enforceability Exceptions.

 

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4.3              Capitalization.

 

(a)               The Company is authorized to issue (i) an unlimited number of Company Common Shares, of which 7,354,615,385 Company Common Shares are issued and outstanding and (ii) an unlimited number of Company Preferred Shares, of which no Company Preferred Shares are issued and outstanding. No Company Common Shares are held in its treasury. All of the issued and outstanding Company Shares have been duly authorized and validly issued, are fully paid and non-assessable and have not been issued in violation of any purchase option, right of first refusal, preemptive right, subscription right or any similar right under any provision of the BC Act, any other applicable Law, the Company Charter or any Contract to which the Company is a party or by which it or its securities are bound. All of the issued and outstanding Company Shares are owned of record and beneficially by the Persons set forth on Schedule 4.3(a), all of which Company Shares are owned free and clear of any Liens other than those imposed under the Company Charter or Permitted Liens. The Purchased Shares to be delivered by the Sellers to the Purchaser at the Closing constitute all of the issued and outstanding shares and other equity interests in or of the Company. No other class of shares or equity securities of the Company is authorized or outstanding will be outstanding immediately after the Closing. None of the outstanding shares or other equity interests in or of the Company were issued in violation of any applicable securities Laws.

 

(b)               Neither the Company nor any Subsidiary has ever adopted, sponsored or maintained any stock option plan or any other plan or agreement providing for equity-related compensation to any person. Other than as set forth on Schedule 4.3(b), as of the date hereof, there are no options, warrants or other rights to subscribe for or purchase any shares or other equity interests in or of the Company or securities convertible into or exchangeable for, or that otherwise confer on the holder any right to acquire any shares or other equity interests in or of the Company, or preemptive rights or rights of first refusal or first offer, nor are there any Contracts, commitments, arrangements or restrictions to which the Company or, to the Knowledge of the Company, any of its shareholders are a party or bound relating to any equity securities of the Company, whether or not outstanding. There are no outstanding or authorized equity appreciation, phantom equity or similar rights with respect to the Company. There are no voting trusts, proxies, shareholder agreements or any other agreements or understandings with respect to the voting of the Company’s shares or other equity interests. Except as set forth in the Company Charter, there are no outstanding contractual obligations of the Company to repurchase, redeem or otherwise acquire any shares or other equity interests or securities in or of the Company, nor has the Company granted any registration rights to any Person with respect to the Company’s shares or other equity securities. All of the Company’s securities have been granted, offered, sold and issued in material compliance with all applicable securities laws. As a result of the consummation of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement, no shares or other equity interests in or of the Company are issuable and no rights in connection with any interests, warrants, rights, options or other securities of the Company accelerate or otherwise become triggered (whether as to vesting, exercisability, convertibility or otherwise).

 

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(c)               Except as disclosed in the Company Financials or as set forth on Schedule 4.3(c), since January 1, 2021, the Company has not declared or paid any distribution or dividend in respect of its shares or other equity interests and has not repurchased, redeemed or otherwise acquired any shares or other equity interests in or of the Company, and the Company’s board of directors has not authorized any of the foregoing.

 

4.4              Subsidiaries.

 

(a)               Schedule 4.4(a) sets forth the name of each Subsidiary of the Company, and with respect to each Subsidiary (a) its jurisdiction of organization, (b) its authorized shares or other equity interests (if applicable), and (c) the number of issued and outstanding equity interests and the record holders and beneficial owners thereof. All of the outstanding equity securities of each Subsidiary of the Company are duly authorized and validly issued, fully paid and non-assessable (if applicable), and were offered, sold and delivered in compliance with all applicable securities Laws, and owned by the Company or one of its Subsidiaries free and clear of all Liens (other than those, if any, imposed by such Subsidiary’s Organizational Documents). There are no Contracts to which the Company or any of its Affiliates is a party or bound with respect to the voting (including voting trusts or proxies) of the shares or other equity interests in or of any Subsidiary of the Company other than the Organizational Documents of any such Subsidiary. There are no outstanding or authorized options, warrants, rights, agreements, subscriptions, convertible securities or commitments to which any Subsidiary of the Company is a party or which are binding upon any Subsidiary of the Company providing for the issuance or redemption of any shares or other equity interests in or of any Subsidiary of the Company. There are no outstanding equity appreciation, phantom equity, profit participation or similar rights granted by any Subsidiary of the Company. Except as set forth on Schedule 4.4(a), no Subsidiary of the Company has any limitation, whether by Contract, Order or applicable Law, on its ability to make any distributions or dividends to its equity holders or repay any debt owed to another Target Company. Except for the equity interests of the Subsidiaries listed on Schedule 4.4(a), the Company does not own or have any rights to acquire, directly or indirectly, any shares or other equity interests in or of, or otherwise Control, any Person. No Target Company is a participant in any joint venture, partnership or similar arrangement. There are no outstanding contractual obligations of any Target Company to provide funds to, or make any investment (in the form of a loan, capital contribution or otherwise) in, any other Person.

 

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(b)               The capital and organizational structure of each Target Company organized or registered in the PRC (each, a “PRC Target Company”) are valid and in full compliance with the applicable PRC Laws. The registered capital of each PRC Target Company shall be fully paid up in accordance with the schedule of payment stipulated in its articles of association, approval documents, certificates of approval and legal person business license (collectively, the “PRC Establishment Documents”) and in compliance with applicable PRC Laws, and there is no outstanding capital contribution commitment. The PRC Establishment Documents of each PRC Target Company has been duly approved and filed in accordance with the laws of the PRC and are valid and enforceable. The business scope specified in the PRC Establishment Documents of the PRC Target Companies complies in all material respects with the requirements of all applicable PRC Laws, and the operation and conduct of business by, and the term of operation of the PRC Target Companies in accordance with the PRC Establishment Documents is in compliance in all material respects with applicable PRC Laws.

 

4.5              Governmental Approvals. Except as otherwise described in Schedule 4.5, no Consent of or with any Governmental Authority on the part of any Target Company is required to be obtained or made in connection with the execution, delivery or performance by the Company of this Agreement or any Ancillary Documents or the consummation by the Company of the transactions contemplated hereby or thereby other than (a) such filings as expressly contemplated by this Agreement, (b) pursuant to Antitrust Laws and (c) where the failure to obtain such consents, approvals, authorizations or permits, or to make such filings or notifications, would not have or would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

4.6              Non-Contravention. Except as otherwise described in Schedule 4.6, the execution and delivery by the Company (or any other Target Company, as applicable) of this Agreement and each Ancillary Document to which any Target Company is or is required to be a party or otherwise bound, and the consummation by any Target Company of the transactions contemplated hereby and thereby and compliance by any Target Company with any of the provisions hereof and thereof, will not (a) conflict with or violate any provision of any Target Company’s Organizational Documents, (b) subject to obtaining the Consents from Governmental Authorities referred to in Section 4.5 hereof, the waiting periods referred to therein having expired, and any condition precedent to such Consent or waiver having been satisfied, conflict with or violate any Law, Order or Consent applicable to any Target Company or any of its properties or assets, or (c) (i) violate, conflict with or result in a breach of, (ii) constitute a default (or an event which, with notice or lapse of time or both, would constitute a default) under, (iii) result in the termination, withdrawal, suspension, cancellation or modification of, (iv) accelerate the performance required by any Target Company under, (v) result in a right of termination or acceleration under, (vi) give rise to any obligation to make payments or provide compensation under, (vii) result in the creation of any Lien (other than Permitted Lien) upon any of the properties or assets of any Target Company under, (viii) give rise to any obligation to obtain any third party Consent or provide any notice to any Person or (ix) give any Person the right to declare a default, exercise any remedy, claim a rebate, chargeback, penalty or change in delivery schedule, accelerate the maturity or performance, cancel, terminate or modify any right, benefit, obligation or other term under, any of the terms, conditions or provisions of, any Company Material Contract, except, in the case of each of clauses (i) - (ix) for any conflicts, violations, breaches, defaults, loss of benefits, additional payments or other liabilities, alterations, terminations, amendments, accelerations, cancellations, or Liens that, or where the failure to obtain any consents, in each case, would not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect.

 

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4.7              Financial Statements.

 

(a)               As used herein, the term “Company Financials” means (i) the audited consolidated financial statements of the Company (including, in each case, any related notes thereto), consisting of the consolidated balance sheets of the Company as of June 30, 2020 and June 30, 2019, and the related consolidated audited income statements, changes in shareholder equity and statements of cash flows for the years then ended, each audited in accordance with PCAOB auditing standards by a PCAOB qualified auditor; and (ii) once available and delivered by the Company, the consolidated financial statements of the Target Companies (including, in each case, any related notes thereto), consisting of the consolidated balance sheets of the Target Companies as of December 31, 2020 (the “Interim Balance Sheet Date”), and the related statements of operations, shareholders’ (deficit) equity and cash flows for the six (6) months then ended reviewed by the auditor of the Company in accordance with the standards of the PCAOB. True and correct copies of the Company Financials have been or will be provided to the Purchaser. Except as otherwise noted therein, the Company Financials (i) accurately reflect in all material respects the books and records of the Target Companies as of the times and for the periods referred to therein, (ii) were prepared in accordance with GAAP, consistently applied throughout and among the periods involved (except that the unaudited statements exclude the footnote disclosures and other presentation items required for GAAP and exclude year-end adjustments which will not be material in amount), (iii) comply in all material respects with all applicable accounting requirements under the Securities Act and the rules and regulations of the SEC thereunder, and (iv) fairly present in all material respects the consolidated financial position of the Target Companies as of the respective dates thereof and the consolidated results of the operations and cash flows of the Target Companies for the periods indicated.

 

(b)               Each Target Company maintains accurate books and records reflecting its assets and Liabilities and maintains proper and adequate internal accounting controls that provide reasonable assurance that (i) such Target Company does not maintain any off-the-book accounts and that such Target Company’s assets are used only in accordance with such Target Company’s management directives, (ii) transactions are executed in accordance with management’s authorization, (iii) transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of the financial statements of such Target Company and to maintain accountability for such Target Company’s assets, (iv) access to such Target Company’s assets is permitted only in accordance with management’s authorization, (v) the reporting of such Target Company’s material assets is compared with existing assets at regular intervals and verified for actual amounts and (vi) material accounts, notes and other receivables and inventory are recorded accurately, and proper and adequate procedures are implemented to effect the collection of accounts, notes and other receivables on a current and timely basis. Since January 1, 2017, no Target Company or its Representatives has received any written complaint, allegation, assertion or claim regarding the accounting or auditing practices, procedures, methodologies or methods of any Target Company or its internal accounting controls, including any material written complaint, allegation, assertion or claim that any Target Company has engaged in questionable accounting or auditing practices.

 

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(c)               No Target Company has ever been subject to the reporting requirements of Sections 13(a) and 15(d) of the Exchange Act.

 

(d)               The Target Companies do not have any Indebtedness other than the Indebtedness set forth on Schedule 4.7(d).

 

(e)               Except as set forth on Schedule 4.7(e), no Target Company is subject to any Liabilities or obligations that would not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect (whether or not required to be reflected on a balance sheet prepared in accordance with GAAP), except for those that are either (i) adequately reflected or reserved on or provided for in the consolidated balance sheet of the Company and its Subsidiaries as of the Interim Balance Sheet Date contained in the Company Financials, (ii) Liabilities under Contracts that relate to obligations that have not yet been performed, and are not yet required to be performed or (ii) not material and that were incurred after the Interim Balance Sheet Date in the ordinary course of business consistent with past practice (other than Liabilities for breach of any Contract or violation of any Law).

 

4.8              Absence of Certain Changes. Except as set forth on Schedule 4.8, or for actions expressly contemplated by this Agreement, since January 1, 2020, each Target Company has (a) conducted its business only in the ordinary course consistent with past practice, (b) not been subject to a Material Adverse Effect and (c) not taken any action or committed or agreed to take any action that would be prohibited by Section 6.2(b) (without giving effect to Schedule 6.2) if such action were taken on or after the date hereof without the consent of the Purchaser.

 

4.9              Compliance with Laws. Except as set forth on Schedule 4.9 no Target Company is or has been in material conflict or non-compliance with, or in material default or violation of, nor has any Target Company received, since January 1, 2017, any written or, to the Knowledge of the Company, oral notice of any material conflict or non-compliance with, or material default or violation of, any applicable Laws by which it or any of its properties, assets, employees, business or operations are or were bound or affected.

 

4.10          Company Permits. Each Target Company (and its employees who are legally required to be licensed by a Governmental Authority in order to perform his or her duties with respect to his or her employment with any Target Company), holds all Permits necessary to lawfully conduct in all material respects its business as presently conducted and as currently contemplated to be conducted, and to own, lease and operate its assets and properties, including a valid internet content provider license issued by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the PRC (collectively, the “Company Permits”), except in each case as would not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect. The Company has made available to the Purchaser true, correct and complete copies of all material Company Permits. All of the Company Permits are in full force and effect, and no suspension or cancellation of any of the Company Permits is pending or, to the Company’s Knowledge, threatened except in each case as would not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect. No Target Company is in violation in any material respect of the terms of any Company Permit, and no Target Company has received any written or, to the Knowledge of the Company, oral notice of any Actions relating to the revocation or modification of any Company Permit. All filings and registrations with PRC Governmental Authorities required in respect of each of the PRC Target Companies and its operations, including the registrations with the Ministry of Commerce, the State Administration of Industry and Commerce, the State Administration for Foreign Exchange, tax bureau, customs authorities, product registration authorities and health regulatory authorities, as applicable, have been duly completed in accordance with applicable PRC Law, except in each case as would not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect.

 

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4.11          Litigation. Except as described on Schedule 4.11, there is no (a) Action of any nature pending or, to the Company’s Knowledge, threatened, nor is there any reasonable basis for any Action to be made , or (b) Order now pending or outstanding or that was rendered by a Governmental Authority since January 1, 2015, in either case of (a) or (b) by or against any Target Company, its current or former directors, officers or equity holders (provided, that any litigation involving the directors, officers or equity holders of a Target Company must be related to the Target Company’s business, equity securities or assets), its business, equity securities or assets. To the Company’s Knowledge, since January 1, 2015, none of the current or former officers, senior management or directors of any Target Company have been charged with, indicted for, arrested for, or convicted of any felony or any crime involving fraud.

 

4.12          Material Contracts.

 

(a)               Schedule 4.12(a) sets forth a true, correct and complete list, as of the date hereof, of true, correct and complete copies of, each Contract to which any Target Company is a party or by which any Target Company, or any of its properties or assets are bound or affected (each Contract required to be set forth on Schedule 4.12(a), a “Company Material Contract”) that:

 

(i)              contains covenants that materially limit the ability of any Target Company to compete in any line of business material to the Company or with any Person or in any geographic area or to sell, or provide any service or product or solicit any Person, including any material non-competition covenants, employee and customer non-solicit covenants, exclusivity restrictions, rights of first refusal or most-favored pricing clauses, that are material to the Company;

 

(ii)             involves any joint venture, profit-sharing, partnership, limited liability company or other similar agreement or arrangement relating to the formation, creation, operation, management or control of any partnership or joint venture;

 

(iii)            involves any exchange traded, over the counter or other swap, cap, floor, collar, futures contract, forward contract, option or other derivative financial instrument or Contract, based on any commodity, security, instrument, asset, rate or index of any kind or nature whatsoever, whether tangible or intangible, including currencies, interest rates, foreign currency and indices;

 

(iv)             evidences Indebtedness (whether incurred, assumed, guaranteed or secured by any asset) of any Target Company having an outstanding principal amount in excess of $10,000,000;

 

(v)             involves the acquisition or disposition, directly or indirectly (by merger or otherwise), of assets with an aggregate value in excess of $10,000,000 (other than in the ordinary course of business consistent with past practice) or shares or other equity interests in or of any Target Company or another Person;

 

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(vi)            relates to any merger, consolidation or other business combination with any other Person or the acquisition or disposition of any other entity or its business or material assets or the sale of any Target Company, its business or material assets;

 

(vii)           by its terms, individually or with all related Contracts, calls for aggregate payments or receipts by the Target Companies under such Contract or Contracts of at least $1,000,000 per year or $2,500,000 in the aggregate;

 

(viii)          obligates the Target Companies to provide continuing indemnification or a guarantee of obligations of a third party after the date hereof in excess of $1,000,000;

 

(ix)             is between any Target Company and any Top Customer or Top Vendor;

 

(x)              is between any Target Company and any directors, officers or employees of a Target Company (other than at-will employment arrangements with employees entered into in the ordinary course of business consistent with past practice), including all non-competition, severance and indemnification agreements, or any Related Person receiving in excess of $250,000 in annual base compensation;

 

(xi)             obligates the Target Companies to make any capital commitment or expenditure in excess of $10,000,000 (including pursuant to any joint venture);

 

(xii)           relates to a settlement entered into within three (3) years prior to the date of this Agreement or under which any Target Company has outstanding obligations (other than customary confidentiality obligations) in an amount in excess of $1,000,000;or

 

(xiii)          relates to the development, licensing or use of any Intellectual Property by, to or from any Target Company, other than Off-the-Shelf Software, any contract related to open source software or (iii) any Contract under which the Company develops, or licenses any of the Intellectual Property in the ordinary course;

 

(xiv)          that would be required to be filed by the Company as an exhibit for a Form S-1 pursuant to Items 601(b)(1), (2), (4), (9) or (10) of Regulation S-K under the Securities Act as if the Company was the registrant.

 

(b)               Except as disclosed in Schedule 4.12(b), with respect to each Company Material Contract: (i) such Company Material Contract is valid and binding and enforceable in all respects against the Target Company party thereto (subject to the Enforceability Exceptions) and, to the Knowledge of the Company, each other party thereto, and is in full force and effect; (ii) the consummation of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement will not affect the validity or enforceability of any Company Material Contract; (iii) no Target Company is in material breach or default in any respect, and no event has occurred that with the passage of time or giving of notice or both would constitute a breach or default by any Target Company, or permit termination or acceleration by the other party thereto, under such Company Material Contract; (iv) to the Knowledge of the Company, no other party to such Company Material Contract is in breach or default in any respect, and no event has occurred that with the passage of time or giving of notice or both would constitute such a breach or default by such other party, or permit termination or acceleration by any Target Company, under such Company Material Contract; (v) no Target Company has received written or, to the Knowledge of the Company, oral notice of an intention by any party to any such Company Material Contract that provides for a continuing obligation by any party thereto to terminate such Company Material Contract or amend the terms thereof, other than modifications in the ordinary course of business that do not adversely affect any Target Company; and (vi) no Target Company has waived any rights under any such Company Material Contract.

 

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4.13          Intellectual Property.

 

(a)               Schedule 4.13(a)(i) sets forth: (i) all Patents and Patent applications, Trademarks and service mark registrations and applications, copyright registrations and applications and registered Internet Assets and applications owned or licensed by a Target Company or otherwise used or held for use by a Target Company in which a Target Company is the owner, applicant or assignee (“Company Registered IP”), specifying as to each item, as applicable: (A) the nature of the item, including the title, (B) the owner of the item, (C) the jurisdictions in which the item is issued or registered or in which an application for issuance or registration has been filed and (D) the issuance, registration or application numbers and dates; and (ii) all material unregistered Intellectual Property owned or purported to be owned by a Target Company. Schedule 4.13(a)(ii) sets forth all Intellectual Property licenses, sublicenses and other agreements or permissions (“Company IP Licenses”) (excluding “shrink wrap”, “click wrap” and “off the shelf” agreements for Software commercially available on reasonable terms to the public generally with license, maintenance, support and other fees of less than $100,000 per year (collectively, “Off-the-Shelf Software”), which are not required to be listed, although such licenses are “Company IP Licenses” as that term is used herein), under which a Target Company is a licensee or otherwise is authorized to use or practice any Intellectual Property, and describes (A) the applicable Intellectual Property licensed, sublicensed or used and (B) any royalties, license fees or other compensation due from a Target Company, if any. Each Target Company owns, free and clear of all Liens (other than Permitted Liens), has valid and enforceable rights in, and has the unrestricted right to use, sell, license, transfer or assign, all Intellectual Property currently used, licensed or held for use by such Target Company, and previously used or licensed by such Target Company, except for the Intellectual Property that is the subject of the Company IP Licenses. For each Patent and Patent application in the Company Registered IP, the Target Companies have obtained valid assignments of inventions from each inventor and recorded the same as may be required in any applicable government agencies or offices. Except as set forth on Schedule 4.13(a)(iii), all Company Registered IP is owned exclusively by the applicable Target Company without obligation to pay royalties, licensing fees or other fees, or otherwise account to any third party with respect to such Company Registered IP.

 

(b)               Each Target Company has a valid and enforceable license to use all Intellectual Property that is the subject of the Company IP Licenses applicable to such Target Company. The Company IP Licenses include all of the licenses, sublicenses and other agreements or permissions necessary to operate the Target Companies as presently conducted. Each Target Company is and has been in compliance in all material respects with and has performed all obligations imposed on it in the Company IP Licenses, and such Target Company is not, nor, to the Knowledge of the Company, is any other party thereto, in material breach or default thereunder, nor to the Knowledge of the Company has any event occurred that with notice or lapse of time or both would constitute a default thereunder. The continued use by the Target Companies of the Intellectual Property that is the subject of the Company IP Licenses in the same manner that it is currently being used is not restricted by any applicable license of any Target Company. All registrations for Copyrights, Patents, Trademarks and Internet Assets that are owned by or exclusively licensed to any Target Company are valid and in force with all applicable maintenance fees having been paid and renewals filed, and all applications to register any Copyrights, Patents and Trademarks are pending and in good standing, all without challenge of any kind. No Target Company is party to any Contract that requires a Target Company to assign to any Person all of its rights in any Intellectual Property developed by a Target Company under such Contract.

 

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(c)               Schedule 4.13(c) sets forth all licenses, sublicenses and other agreements or permissions under which a Target Company is the licensor (each, an “Outbound IP License”), and for each such Outbound IP License, describes (i) the applicable Intellectual Property licensed, (ii) the licensee under such Outbound IP License, and (iii) any royalties, license fees or other compensation due to a Target Company, if any. Each Target Company has performed all obligations imposed on it in the Outbound IP Licenses, and such Target Company is not, nor, to the Knowledge of the Company, is any other party thereto, in breach or default thereunder, nor has any event occurred that with notice or lapse of time or both would constitute a default thereunder.

 

(d)               No Action is pending or, to the Company’s Knowledge, threatened against a Target Company that challenges the validity, enforceability, ownership, or right to use, sell, license or sublicense any Intellectual Property currently owned, licensed, used or held for use by the Target Companies in any material respect. No Target Company has received any written or, to the Knowledge of the Company, oral notice or claim asserting or suggesting that any infringement, misappropriation, violation, dilution or unauthorized use of the Intellectual Property of any other Person is or may be occurring or has or may have occurred, as a consequence of the business activities of any Target Company. There are no Orders to which any Target Company is a party or its otherwise bound that (i) restrict the rights of a Target Company to use, transfer, license or enforce any Intellectual Property owned by a Target Company, (ii) restrict the conduct of the business of a Target Company in order to accommodate a third Person’s Intellectual Property, or (iii) other than the Outbound IP Licenses, grant any third Person any right with respect to any Intellectual Property owned by a Target Company. No Target Company is currently infringing, or has, in the past, infringed, misappropriated or violated any Intellectual Property of any other Person in any material respect in connection with the ownership, use or license of any Intellectual Property owned or purported to be owned by a Target Company or, to the Knowledge of the Company, otherwise in connection with the conduct of the respective businesses of the Target Companies. To the Company’s Knowledge, no third party is infringing upon, has misappropriated or is otherwise violating any Intellectual Property owned, licensed by, licensed to, or otherwise used or held for use by any Target Company (“Company IP”) in any material respect.

 

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(e)               All employees and independent contractors of a Target Company have assigned to the Target Companies all Intellectual Property arising from the services performed for a Target Company by such Persons. No current or former officers, employees or independent contractors of a Target Company have claimed any ownership interest in any Intellectual Property owned by a Target Company. To the Knowledge of the Company, there has been no violation of a Target Company’s policies or practices related to protection of Company IP or any confidentiality or nondisclosure Contract relating to the Intellectual Property owned by a Target Company. The Company has made available to the Purchaser true and complete copies of all written Contracts referenced in subsections under which employees and independent contractors assigned their Intellectual Property to a Target Company. To the Company’s Knowledge, none of the employees of any Target Company is obligated under any Contract, or subject to any Order, that would materially interfere with the use of such employee’s best efforts to promote the interests of the Target Companies, or that would materially conflict with the business of any Target Company as presently conducted or contemplated to be conducted. Each Target Company has taken reasonable security measures in order to protect the secrecy, confidentiality and value of the material Company IP.

 

(f)                To the Knowledge of the Company, no Person has obtained unauthorized access to third party information and data in the possession of a Target Company, nor has there been any other material compromise of the security, confidentiality or integrity of such information or data. Each Target Company has complied with all applicable Laws relating to privacy, data protection and security, and the collection, processing and use of personal information (collectively, “Data Protection Laws”). Each of the Target Companies has in place and regularly monitors and fully enforces privacy policies and guidelines compliant with all applicable Data Protection Laws. The operation of the business of the Target Companies has not and does not violate any right to privacy or publicity of any third person, or constitute unfair competition or trade practices under applicable Law.

 

(g)               The consummation of any of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement will not result in the material breach, material modification, cancellation, termination, suspension of, or acceleration of any payments with respect to, or release of source code because of (i) any Contract providing for the license or other use of Intellectual Property owned by a Target Company, or (ii) any Company IP License. Following the Closing, the Company shall be permitted to exercise, directly or indirectly through its Subsidiaries, all of the Target Companies’ rights under such Contracts or Company IP Licenses to the same extent that the Target Companies would have been able to exercise had the transactions contemplated by this Agreement not occurred, without the payment of any additional amounts or consideration other than ongoing fees, royalties or payments which the Target Companies would otherwise be required to pay in the absence of such transactions.

 

4.14          Taxes and Returns

 

(a)            Each Target Company has or will have timely filed, or caused to be timely filed, all Tax Returns required to be filed by it (taking into account all available extensions), which Tax Returns are true, accurate, correct and complete in all material respects, and has paid, collected or withheld, or caused to be paid, collected or withheld, all Taxes required to be paid, collected or withheld, other than such Taxes for which adequate reserves in the Company Financials have been established. Each Target Company has complied with all applicable Laws relating to Tax.

 

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(b)            There is no current pending or, to the Knowledge of the Company, threatened Action against a Target Company by a Governmental Authority in a jurisdiction where the Target Company does not file Tax Returns that it is or may be subject to taxation by that jurisdiction.

 

(c)            No Target Company is being audited by any Tax authority or has been notified in writing or, to the Knowledge of the Company, orally by any Tax authority that any such audit is contemplated or pending. There are no claims, assessments, audits, examinations, investigations or other Actions pending against a Target Company in respect of any Tax, and no Target Company has been notified in writing of any proposed Tax claims or assessments against it (other than, in each case, claims or assessments for which adequate reserves in the Company Financials have been established).

 

(d)            There are no Liens with respect to any Taxes upon any Target Company’s assets, other than Permitted Liens.

 

(e)            Each Target Company has collected or withheld all Taxes currently required to be collected or withheld by it, and all such Taxes have been paid to the appropriate Governmental Authorities or set aside in appropriate accounts for future payment when due.

 

(f)             No Target Company has any outstanding waivers or extensions of any applicable statute of limitations to assess any amount of Taxes. There are no outstanding requests by a Target Company for any extension of time within which to file any Tax Return or within which to pay any Taxes shown to be due on any Tax Return.

 

(g)            No Target Company has made any change in accounting method (except as required by a change in Law) or received a ruling from, or signed an agreement with, any taxing authority that would reasonably be expected to have a material impact on its Taxes following the Closing.

 

(h)            No Target Company has any Liability for the Taxes of another Person (other than another Target Company) (i) under any applicable Tax Law, (ii) as a transferee or successor, or (iii) by contract, indemnity or otherwise (excluding commercial agreements entered into in the ordinary course of business, the primary purpose of which is not the sharing of Taxes). No Target Company is a party to or bound by any Tax indemnity agreement, Tax sharing agreement or Tax allocation agreement or similar agreement, arrangement or practice (excluding commercial agreements entered into in the ordinary course of business, the primary purpose of which is not the sharing of Taxes) with respect to Taxes (including advance pricing agreement, closing agreement or other agreement relating to Taxes with any Governmental Authority) that will be binding on any Target Company with respect to any period following the Closing Date.

 

(i)             No Target Company has requested, or is it the subject of or bound by any private letter ruling, technical advice memorandum, closing agreement or similar ruling, memorandum or agreement with any Governmental Authority with respect to any Taxes, nor is any such request outstanding.

 

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4.15          Real Property. Schedule 4.15 contains, as of the date hereof, a complete and accurate list of all premises leased or subleased or otherwise used or occupied by a Target Company for the operation of the business of a Target Company, and of all leases, including all amendments and modifications thereof or waivers thereto (collectively, the “Company Real Property Leases”).. The Company has provided to the Purchaser a true and complete copy of each of the Company Real Property Leases, and in the case of any oral Company Real Property Lease, a written summary of the material terms of such Company Real Property Lease. The Company Real Property Leases are valid, binding and enforceable in accordance with their terms and are in full force and effect., except where failure to have such good and marketable and valid leasehold interest would not reasonably be expected to individually or in the aggregate, to have a Material Adverse Effect. To the Knowledge of the Company, no event has occurred which (whether with or without notice, lapse of time or both or the happening or occurrence of any other event) would constitute a default on the part of a Target Company or any other party under any of the Company Real Property Leases, and no Target Company has received notice of any such condition, except as would not individually or in the aggregate, have or reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. No Target Company owns or has ever owned any real property or any interest in real property (other than the leasehold interests in the Company Real Property Leases).

 

4.16          Personal Property. Each item of Personal Property which is currently owned, used or leased by a Target Company as of the date hereof with a book value or fair market value of greater than Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($500,000) is set forth on Schedule 4.16, and each Target Company owns or leases or uses such Personal Property under valid leases or other valid agreements, that are in full force and effect (“Company Personal Property Leases”). Except as set forth in Schedule 4.16, all such items of Personal Property are in good operating condition and repair (ordinary wear and tear excepted consistent with the age of such items), and are suitable for their intended use in the Business of the Target Companies. The operation of each Target Company’s business as it is now conducted is not dependent upon the right to use the Personal Property of Persons other than a Target Company, except for such Personal Property that is owned by, or leased, licensed or otherwise contracted, or for which valid access exists, to a Target Company. The Company has provided to the Purchaser a true and complete copy of each of the Company Personal Property Leases, and in the case of any oral Company Personal Property Lease, a written summary of the material terms of such Company Personal Property Lease. To the Knowledge of the Company, no event has occurred which (whether with or without notice, lapse of time or both or the happening or occurrence of any other event) would constitute a default on the part of a Target Company or any other party under any of the Company Personal Property Leases, and no Target Company has received notice of any such condition, except as would not individually or in the aggregate, have or reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

4.17          Employee Matters.

 

(a)               Except as set forth in Schedule 4.17(a), no Target Company is a party to any collective bargaining agreement or other Contract covering any group of employees, labor organization or other representative of any of the employees of any Target Company, and the Company has no Knowledge of any activities or proceedings of any labor union or other party to organize or represent such employees. There has not occurred or, to the Knowledge of the Company, been threatened any strike, slow-down, picketing, work-stoppage, or other similar labor activity with respect to any such employees. Schedule 4.17(a) sets forth all unresolved labor controversies (including unresolved grievances and age or other discrimination claims), if any, that are pending or, to the Knowledge of the Company, threatened between any Target Company and Persons employed by or providing services as independent contractors to a Target Company. No current officer or employee of a Target Company has provided any Target Company written or, to the Knowledge of the Company, oral notice of his or her plan to terminate his or her employment with any Target Company.

 

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(b)               Except as set forth in Schedule 4.18(b), each Target Company (i) is and has been in compliance in all material respects with all applicable Laws respecting employment and employment practices, terms and conditions of employment, health and safety and wages and hours, and other Laws relating to discrimination, disability, labor relations, hours of work, payment of wages and overtime wages, pay equity, immigration, workers compensation, working conditions, employee scheduling, occupational safety and health, family and medical leave, and employee terminations, and has not received written or, to the Knowledge of the Company, oral notice that there is any pending Action involving unfair labor practices against a Target Company, (ii) is not liable for any material past due arrears of wages or any material penalty for failure to comply with any of the foregoing, and (iii) is not liable for any material payment to any Governmental Authority with respect to unemployment compensation benefits, social security or other benefits or obligations for employees, independent contractors or consultants (other than routine payments to be made in the ordinary course of business and consistent with past practice). There are no Actions pending or, to the Knowledge of the Company, threatened against a Target Company brought by or on behalf of any applicant for employment, any current or former employee, any Person alleging to be a current or former employee, or any Governmental Authority, relating to any such Law or regulation, or alleging breach of any express or implied contract of employment, wrongful termination of employment, or alleging any other discriminatory, wrongful or tortious conduct in connection with the employment relationship.

 

(c)               Schedule 4.18(c) hereto sets forth a complete and accurate list, as of the date hereof, of all employees of the Target Companies showing for each as of such date (i) the employee’s name, job title or description, employer, location, salary level (including any bonus, commission, deferred compensation or other remuneration payable (other than any such arrangements under which payments are at the discretion of the Target Companies)), (ii) any bonus, commission or other remuneration other than salary paid during the calendar year ending December 31, 2020, and (iii) any wages, salary, bonus, commission or other compensation paid or due and owing to each employee during or for the calendar year ending December 31, 2021. Except as set forth on Schedule 4.18(c), (A) no person is a party to a written employment Contract with a Target Company and each employee is employed “at will” or, with respect to employees located in China, with a “non-fixed term” in accordance with Chinese Labor Contract Law, and (B) the Target Companies have paid in full to all their employees all wages, salaries, commission, bonuses and other compensation due to such employees, including overtime compensation, and no Target Company has any obligation or Liability (whether or not contingent) with respect to severance payments to any such employees under the terms of any written or, to the Company’s Knowledge, oral agreement, or commitment or any applicable Law, custom, trade or practice. Except as set forth in Schedule 4.18(c), each employee of any Target Company has entered into the Company’s standard form of employee non-disclosure, inventions and restrictive covenants agreement with a Target Company (whether pursuant to a separate agreement or incorporated as part of such employee’s overall employment agreement), a copy of which has been made available to the Purchaser by the Company.

 

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(d)               Schedule 4.18(d) contains a list of all independent contractors (including consultants) currently engaged by any Target Company, along with the position, the entity engaging such Person, date of retention and rate of remuneration, most recent increase (or decrease) in remuneration and amount thereof, for each such Person. Except as set forth on Schedule 4.18(d), all of such independent contractors are a party to a written Contract with a Target Company, and each such independent contractor has entered into customary covenants regarding confidentiality, non-competition and assignment of inventions and copyrights in such Person’s agreement with a Target Company, a copy of which has been provided to the Purchaser by the Company. For the purposes of applicable Law, including the Code, all independent contractors who are currently, or within the last six (6) years have been, engaged by a Target Company are bona fide independent contractors and not employees of a Target Company. Each independent contractor is terminable on fewer than thirty (30) days’ notice, without any obligation of any Target Company to pay severance or a termination fee.

 

4.18          Benefit Plans

 

(a)               Set forth on Schedule 4.18(a) is a true and complete list of each Foreign Plan of a Target Company (each, a “Company Benefit Plan”). No Target Company has ever maintained or contributed to (or had an obligation to contribute to) any Benefit Plan, whether or not subject to ERISA, which is not a Foreign Plan.

 

(b)               With respect to each Company Benefit Plan which covers any current or former officer, director, consultant or employee (or beneficiary thereof) of a Target Company, the Company has made available to the Purchaser accurate and complete copies, if applicable, of: (i) all plan documents and related trust agreements or annuity Contracts (including any amendments, modifications or supplements thereto), and written description of any Company Benefit Plans which are not in writing; (ii) the most recent annual and periodic accounting of plan assets; (iii) the most recent actuarial valuation; and (iv) all communications with any Governmental Authority concerning any matter that is still pending or for which a Target Company has any outstanding Liability or obligation.

 

(c)               With respect to each Company Benefit Plan: (i) such Company Benefit Plan has been administered and enforced in all material respects in accordance with its terms and the requirements of all applicable Laws, and has been maintained, where required, in good standing with applicable regulatory authorities and Governmental Authorities; (ii) no breach of fiduciary duty has occurred; (iii) no Action is pending, or to the Company’s Knowledge, threatened (other than routine claims for benefits arising in the ordinary course of administration); (iv) all contributions, premiums and other payments (including any special contribution, interest or penalty) required to be made with respect to a Company Benefit Plan have been timely made; (v) all benefits accrued under any unfunded Company Benefit Plan have been paid, accrued, or otherwise adequately reserved in accordance with GAAP and are reflected on the Company Financials; and (vi) no Company Benefit Plan provides for retroactive increases in contributions, premiums or other payments in relation thereto. No Target Company has incurred any obligation in connection with the termination of, or withdrawal from, any Company Benefit Plan.

 

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(d)               To the extent applicable, the present value of the accrued benefit liabilities (whether or not vested) under each Company Benefit Plan, determined as of the end of the Company’s most recently ended fiscal year on the basis of reasonable actuarial assumptions, each of which is reasonable, did not exceed the current value of the assets of such Company Benefit Plan allocable to such benefit liabilities.

 

(e)               The consummation of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement and the Ancillary Documents will not: (i) entitle any individual to severance pay, unemployment compensation or other benefits or compensation under any Company Benefit Plan or under any applicable Law; or (ii) accelerate the time of payment or vesting, or increase the amount of any compensation due, or in respect of, any director, employee or independent contractor of a Target Company.

 

(f)                Except to the extent required by applicable Law, no Target Company provides health or welfare benefits to any former or retired employee or is obligated to provide such benefits to any active employee following such employee’s retirement or other termination of employment or service.

 

(g)               All Company Benefit Plans can be terminated at any time as of or after the Closing Date without resulting in any Liability to any Target Company, the Purchaser or their respective Affiliates for any additional contributions, penalties, premiums, fees, fines, excise taxes or any other charges or liabilities.

 

4.19          Environmental Matters. Except as set forth in Schedule 4.20:

 

(a)               Each Target Company is and has been in compliance in all material respects with all applicable Environmental Laws.

 

(b)               No Target Company is the subject of any outstanding Order or Contract with any Governmental Authority or other Person in respect of any (i) Environmental Laws, (ii) Remedial Action, or (iii) Release or threatened Release of a Hazardous Material. No Target Company has assumed, contractually or by operation of Law, any Liabilities or obligations under any Environmental Laws except as would not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect.

 

(c)               No Action has been made or is pending, or to the Company’s Knowledge, threatened against any Target Company or any tangible assets of a Target Company alleging either or both that a Target Company may be in material violation of any Environmental Law.

 

(d)               To the Knowledge of the Company, no Target Company has manufactured, treated, stored, disposed of, arranged for or permitted the disposal of, generated, handled or Released any Hazardous Material, or owned or operated any property or facility, in a manner that has given or would reasonably be expected to give rise to any material Liability or obligation under applicable Environmental Laws. No fact, circumstance, or condition exists in respect of any Target Company or any property currently or formerly owned, operated, or leased by any Target Company or any property to which a Target Company arranged for the disposal or treatment of Hazardous Materials that could reasonably be expected to result in a Target Company incurring any material Environmental Liabilities.

 

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(e)               To the Company’s Knowledge, there is no investigation of the business, operations, or currently owned, operated, or leased property of a Target Company or, to the Company’s Knowledge, previously owned, operated, or leased property of a Target Company pending or, to the Company’s Knowledge, threatened that could lead to the imposition of any Liens under any Environmental Law or material Environmental Liabilities.

 

(f)                To the Knowledge of the Company, there is not located at any of the properties of a Target Company any (i) underground storage tanks, (ii) asbestos-containing material, or (iii) equipment containing polychlorinated biphenyls.

 

(g)               The Company has provided to the Purchaser all environmentally related site assessments, audits, studies, reports, analysis and results of investigations that have been performed in respect of the currently owned, leased, or operated properties of any Target Company.

 

4.20          Transactions with Related Persons. Except as set forth on Schedule 4.21, no Target Company nor any of its Affiliates, nor any officer, director, manager, employee, trustee or beneficiary of a Target Company or any of its Affiliates, nor any immediate family member of any of the foregoing (whether directly or indirectly through an Affiliate of such Person) (each of the foregoing, a “Related Person”) is presently, or in the past three (3) years has been, a party to any transaction with a Target Company, including any Contract or other arrangement (a) providing for the furnishing of services by (other than as officers, directors or employees of the Target Company), (b) providing for the rental of real property or Personal Property from or (c) otherwise requiring payments to (other than for services or expenses as directors, officers or employees of the Target Company in the ordinary course of business consistent with past practice) any Related Person or any Person in which any Related Person has an interest as an owner, officer, manager, director, trustee or partner or in which any Related Person has any direct or indirect interest (other than the ownership of securities representing no more than five percent (5%) of the outstanding voting power or economic interest of a publicly traded company). Except as set forth on Schedule 4.21, no Target Company has outstanding any Contract or other arrangement or commitment with any Related Person, and no Related Person owns any real property or Personal Property, or right, tangible or intangible (including Intellectual Property) which is material to the Business.. The assets of the Target Companies do not include any receivable or other obligation from a Related Person, and the liabilities of the Target Companies do not include any payable or other obligation or commitment to any Related Person.

 

4.21          Insurance.

 

(a)               Schedule 4.22(a) lists all insurance policies (by policy number, insurer, coverage period, coverage amount, annual premium and type of policy) held by the Target Companies relating to the Target Companies or their respective business, properties, assets, directors, officers and employees, copies of which have been provided to the Purchaser. All premiums due and payable under all such insurance policies have been timely paid and the Target Companies are otherwise in material compliance with the terms of such insurance policies. All such insurance policies are in full force and effect, and to the Knowledge of the Company, there is no threatened termination of, or material premium increase with respect to, any of such insurance policies. There have been no insurance claims made by an Target Company since January 1, 2019 for an amount greater than $100,000. Each Target Company has each reported to its insurers all claims and pending circumstances that would reasonably be expected to result in a claim, except where such failure to report such a claim would not be reasonably likely to have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

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(b)               As of the date hereof, to the Knowledge of the Company, no event has occurred, and no condition or circumstance exists, that would reasonably be expected to (with or without notice or lapse of time) give rise to or serve as a basis for the denial of any such insurance claim. No Target Company has made any claim against an insurance policy as to which the insurer is denying coverage.

 

4.22          Top Customers and Vendors. Schedule 4.23 lists, by dollar volume received or paid, as applicable, for each of (a) the twelve (12) months ended on December 31, 2019 and (b) the twelve (12) months ended on December 31, 2020, the ten (10) largest customers of the Target Companies (the “Top Customers”) and the ten largest vendors of goods or services to the Target Companies (the “Top Vendors”), along with the amounts of such dollar volumes. No Top Vendor (limited to those that are “Top Vendors” for the twelve (12) months ended on December 31, 2020) or Top Customer (limited to those that are “Top Customers” for the twelve (12) months ended on December 31, 2020), within the last twelve (12) months has (i) provided written notice of cancellation or otherwise terminated, or, to the Company’s Knowledge, intends to cancel or otherwise terminate, any relationships of such Person with a Target Company, and (ii) the Company’s Knowledge, threatened to stop, decrease or limit materially, or intends to modify materially its relationships with a Target Company or, to the Company’s Knowledge, intends to stop, decrease or limit materially its products or services to any Target Company or its usage or purchase of the products or services of any Target Company, (iii) to the Company’s Knowledge, refuse to pay any amount due to any Target Company or seek to exercise any remedy against any Target Company. No Target Company has within the past two (2) years been engaged in any dispute for an amount greater than $500,000 with any Top Vendor or Top Customer.

 

4.23          Books and Records. All of the financial books and records of the Target Companies are complete and accurate in all material respects and have been maintained in the ordinary course consistent with past practice and in accordance with applicable Laws.

 

4.24          Accounts Receivable. To the Knowledge of the Company, all accounts, notes and other receivables, whether or not accrued, and whether or not billed, of the Target Companies (the Accounts Receivable”) arose in the ordinary course of business and represent valid obligations to a Target Company arising from its business. None of the Accounts Receivable are, to the Knowledge of the Company, subject to any right of recourse, defense, deduction, return of goods, counterclaim, offset, or set off on the part of the obligor in excess of any amounts reserved therefor on the Company Financials.

 

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4.25          Certain Business Practices. To the Knowledge of the Company, no Target Company, nor any of their respective Representatives acting on their behalf has (i) used any funds for unlawful contributions, gifts, entertainment or other unlawful expenses relating to political activity, (ii) made any unlawful payment to foreign or domestic government officials or employees, to foreign or domestic political parties or campaigns or violated any provision of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 or any comparable or similar Law of any other country or other jurisdiction, or (iii) made any other unlawful payment. To the Knowledge of the Company, no Target Company, nor any of their respective Representatives acting on their behalf has directly or indirectly, given or agreed to give any unlawful gift or similar benefit in any material amount to any customer, supplier, governmental employee or other Person who is or may be in a position to help or hinder any Target Company or assist any Target Company in connection with any actual or proposed transaction except as would not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect. The operations of each Target Company are and have been conducted at all times in material compliance with laundering money statutes in all applicable jurisdictions, the rules and regulations thereunder and any related or similar rules, regulations or guidelines, issued, administered or enforced by any Governmental Authority, and no Action involving a Target Company with respect to the any of the foregoing is pending or, to the Knowledge of the Company, threatened. To the Knowledge of the Company, no Target Company or any of their respective directors or officers, or any other Representative acting on behalf of a Target Company is currently identified on the specially designated nationals or other blocked person list or otherwise currently subject to any U.S. sanctions administered by OFAC, and to the Knowledge of the Company, no Target Company has, directly or indirectly, used any funds, or loaned, contributed or otherwise made available such funds to any Subsidiary, joint venture partner or other Person, in connection with any sales or operations in any country sanctioned by OFAC or for the purpose of financing the activities of any Person currently subject to, or otherwise in violation of, any U.S. sanctions administered by OFAC in the last five (5) fiscal years. To the Knowledge of the Company, one of the Target Companies has engaged in transactions with, or exported any of its products or associated technical data (i) into (or to a national or resident of) Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Syria or any other country to which the United States has embargoed goods to or has proscribed economic transactions with or (ii) to the knowledge of the Company, to any Person included on the United States Treasury Department’s list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Commerce Department’s Denied Persons List.

 

4.26          PRC Compliance.

 

(a)               Each of the Target Companies has complied, and has taken all steps to ensure compliance by each of its equity holders, option holders, directors, officers and employees that is, or is directly or indirectly owned or controlled by, a PRC resident or citizen with any applicable rules and regulations of the relevant PRC Governmental Authorities currently in effect (including the Ministry of Commerce, the National Development and Reform Commission, the China Securities Regulatory Commission (“CSRC”) and the State Administration of Foreign Exchange) (the “SAFE”) relating to overseas investment by PRC residents and citizens or overseas listing by offshore special purpose vehicles controlled directly or indirectly by PRC companies and individuals, such as the Company (the “PRC Overseas Investment and Listing Regulations”), including requesting each such Person that is, or is directly or indirectly owned or controlled by, a PRC resident or citizen to complete any registration and other procedures required under applicable PRC Overseas Investment and Listing Regulations (including any applicable rules and regulations of the SAFE).

 

(b)               The Company is aware of and has been advised as to the content of the Rules on Mergers and Acquisitions of Domestic Enterprises by Foreign Investors and any official clarifications, guidance, interpretations or implementation rules in connection with or related thereto in effect on the applicable Closing Date (the “PRC Mergers and Acquisitions Rules”) promulgated by the Ministry of Commerce and other competent authorities since 22 June 2009, including the provisions thereof which purport to require offshore special purpose entities formed for listing purposes and controlled directly or indirectly by PRC companies or individuals to obtain the approval of the CSRC prior to the listing and trading of their securities on an overseas stock exchange. The Company has received legal advice specifically with respect to the PRC Mergers and Acquisitions Rules from its PRC counsel, and the Company understands such legal advice. In addition, the Company has communicated such legal advice in full to each of its directors and each such director has confirmed that he or she understands such legal advice. The consummation of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement and the Ancillary Documents (A) are not adversely affected by the PRC Mergers and Acquisitions Rules and (B) do not require the prior approval of the CSRC or any other Governmental Authority.

 

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4.27          Investment Company Act. No Target Company is an “investment company” or a Person directly or indirectly “controlled” by or acting on behalf of an “investment company”, in each case within the meaning of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended.

 

4.28          Finders and Brokers. Except as set forth in Schedule 4.29, no Target Company has incurred or will incur any Liability for any brokerage, finder’s or other fee or commission in connection with the Transaction.

 

4.29          Independent Investigation. The Company has conducted its own independent investigation, review and analysis of the business, results of operations, prospects, condition (financial or otherwise) or assets of the Purchaser, and acknowledges that it has been provided adequate access to the personnel, properties, assets, premises, books and records, and other documents and data of the Purchaser for such purpose. The Company acknowledges and agrees that: (a) in making its decision to enter into this Agreement and to consummate the transactions contemplated hereby, it has relied solely upon its own investigation and the express representations and warranties of the Purchaser set forth in this Agreement (including the related portions of the Purchaser Disclosure Schedules), and in any certificate delivered to the Company pursuant hereto; and (b) neither the Purchaser nor any of its Representatives have made any representation or warranty as to the Purchaser or this Agreement, except as expressly set forth in this Agreement (including the related portions of the Purchaser Disclosure Schedules) or in any certificate delivered to the Company pursuant hereto.

 

4.30          Information Supplied. None of the information supplied or to be supplied by the Company expressly for inclusion or incorporation by reference: (a) in any Current Report on Form 8-K or 6-K, and any exhibits thereto or any other report, form, registration or other filing made with any Governmental Authority (including the SEC) or stock exchange (including Nasdaq) with respect to the transactions contemplated by this Agreement or any Ancillary Documents; (b) in the Solicitation Documents; or (c) in the mailings or other distributions to the Purchaser’s shareholders and/or prospective investors with respect to the consummation of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement or in any amendment to any of documents identified in (a) through (c), will, when filed, made available, mailed or distributed, as the case may be, contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state any material fact required to be stated therein or necessary in order to make the statements therein, in light of the circumstances under which they are made, not misleading. None of the information supplied or to be supplied by the Company expressly for inclusion or incorporation by reference in any of the Signing Press Release, the Signing Filing, the Closing Press Release and the Closing Filing will, when filed or distributed, as applicable, contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state any material fact required to be stated therein or necessary in order to make the statements therein, in light of the circumstances under which they are made, not misleading. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Company makes no representation, warranty or covenant with respect to any information supplied by or on behalf of the Purchaser or its Affiliates.

 

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4.31          Disclosure. No representations or warranties by the Company in this Agreement (as modified by the Company Disclosure Schedules) or the Ancillary Documents, (a) contains or will contain any untrue statement of a material fact, or (b) omits or will omit to state, when read in conjunction with all of the information contained in this Agreement, the Company Disclosure Schedules and the Ancillary Documents, any fact necessary to make the statements or facts contained therein not materially misleading.

 

ARTICLE V 

REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF THE SELLERS

 

Except as set forth in the Company Disclosure Schedules, the Section numbers of which are numbered to correspond to the Section numbers of this Agreement to which they refer, the Sellers hereby severally and not jointly represent and warrant to the Purchaser, as of the date hereof and as of the Closing, as follows:

 

5.1              Organization and Standing. Each Seller, if not an individual person, is an entity duly organized, validly existing and in good standing under the Laws of the jurisdiction of its formation and has all requisite power and authority to own, lease and operate its properties and to carry on its business as now being conducted.

 

5.2              Authorization; Binding Agreement. Each Seller has all requisite power, authority and legal right and capacity to execute and deliver this Agreement and each Ancillary Document to which it is a party, to perform such Seller’s obligations hereunder and thereunder and to consummate the transactions contemplated hereby and thereby. This Agreement has been, and each Ancillary Document to which a Seller is or is required to be a party has been or shall be when delivered, duly and validly executed and delivered by such Seller and assuming the due authorization, execution and delivery of this Agreement and any such Ancillary Document by the other parties hereto and thereto, constitutes, or when delivered shall constitute, the legal, valid and binding obligation of such Seller, enforceable against such Seller in accordance with its terms, subject to the Enforceability Exceptions.

 

5.3              Ownership. Sellers own good, valid and marketable title to the Purchased Shares, free and clear of any and all Liens (other than Permitted Liens or the Company’s Organizational Documents), with each Seller owning the Purchased Shares set forth on Annex I. There are no proxies, voting rights, shareholders’ agreements or other agreements or understandings, to which a Seller is a party or by which a Seller is bound, with respect to the voting or transfer of any of such Seller’s Purchased Shares other than this Agreement. Upon delivery of the Purchased Shares to the Purchaser on the Closing Date in accordance with this Agreement, the entire legal and beneficial interest in the Purchased Shares and good, valid and marketable title to the Purchased Shares, free and clear of all Liens (other than Permitted Liens or those incurred by the Purchaser), will pass to the Purchaser.

 

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5.4              Non-Contravention. Except as otherwise described in Schedule 5.5, the execution and delivery by each Seller of this Agreement and each Ancillary Document to which it is a party or otherwise bound and the consummation by such Seller of the transactions contemplated hereby and thereby, and compliance by each Seller with any of the provisions hereof and thereof, will not, (a) conflict with or violate any provision of any Seller’s Organizational Documents, (b) subject to obtaining the Consents from Governmental Authorities, and the waiting periods referred to therein having expired, and any condition precedent to such Consent or waiver having been satisfied, conflict with or violate any Law, Order or Consent applicable to any Seller or any of its properties or assets or (c) (i) violate, conflict with or result in a breach of, (ii) constitute a default (or an event which, with notice or lapse of time or both, would constitute a default) under, (iii) result in the termination, withdrawal, suspension, cancellation or modification of, (iv) accelerate the performance required by any Seller under, (v) result in a right of termination or acceleration under, (vi) give rise to any obligation to make payments or provide compensation under, (vii) result in the creation of any Lien upon any of the properties or assets of any Seller under, (viii) give rise to any obligation to obtain any third party consent or provide any notice to any Person or (ix) give any Person the right to declare a default, exercise any remedy, claim a rebate, chargeback, penalty or change in delivery schedule, accelerate the maturity or performance, cancel, terminate or modify any right, benefit, obligation or other term under, any of the terms, conditions or provisions of, any Contract to which a Seller is a party or a Seller or its properties or assets are otherwise bound, except for any deviations from any of the foregoing clauses (a), (b) or (c) that has not had and would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect on any Seller.

 

5.5              No Litigation. There is no Action pending or, to the Knowledge of such Seller, threatened, nor any Order is outstanding, against or involving any Seller or any of its officers, directors, managers, shareholders, properties, assets or businesses, whether at law or in equity, before or by any Governmental Authority, which would reasonably be expected to adversely affect the ability of such Seller to consummate the transactions contemplated by, and discharge its obligations under, this Agreement and the Ancillary Documents to which such Seller is or is required to be a party.

 

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5.6              Investment Representations for Sellers that are U.S. Persons. Each Seller that is a U.S. person (a “U.S. Seller”): (a) is an “accredited investor” as such term is defined in Rule 501(a) of Regulation D under the Securities Act; (b) is acquiring its portion of the Exchange Shares for itself for investment purposes only, and not with a view towards any resale or distribution of such Exchange Shares; (c) has been advised and understands that the Exchange Shares (i) are being issued in reliance upon one or more exemptions from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and any applicable state securities Laws, (ii) have not been and shall not be registered under the Securities Act or any applicable state securities Laws and, therefore, must be held indefinitely and cannot be resold unless such Exchange Shares are registered under the Securities Act and all applicable state securities Laws, unless exemptions from registration are available and (iii) are subject to additional restrictions on transfer pursuant to such Seller’s Lock-Up Agreement; (d) is aware that an investment in the Purchaser is a speculative investment and is subject to the risk of complete loss; and (e) acknowledges that except as set forth in the Registration Rights Agreement, the Purchaser is under no obligation hereunder to register the Exchange Shares under the Securities Act. No Seller has any Contract with any Person to sell, transfer, or grant participations to such Person, or to any third Person, with respect to the Exchange Shares. By reason of such Seller’s business or financial experience, or by reason of the business or financial experience of such Seller’s “purchaser representatives” (as that term is defined in Rule 501(h) under the Securities Act), each U.S. Seller is capable of evaluating the risks and merits of an investment in the Purchaser and of protecting its interests in connection with this investment. Each U.S. Seller has carefully read and understands all materials provided by or on behalf of the Purchaser or its Representatives to such Seller or such Seller’s Representatives pertaining to an investment in the Purchaser and has consulted, as such Seller has deemed advisable, with its own attorneys, accountants or investment advisors with respect to the investment contemplated hereby and its suitability for such Seller. Each U.S. Seller acknowledges that the Exchange Shares are subject to dilution for events not under the control of such Seller. Each Seller has completed its independent inquiry and has relied fully upon the advice of its own legal counsel, accountant, financial and other Representatives in determining the legal, tax, financial and other consequences of this Agreement and the transactions contemplated hereby and the suitability of this Agreement and the transactions contemplated hereby for such Seller and its particular circumstances, and, except as set forth herein, has not relied upon any representations or advice by the Purchaser or its Representatives. Each U.S. Seller acknowledges and agrees that, except as set forth in Article III (including the related portions of the Purchaser Disclosure Schedules), no representations or warranties have been made by the Purchaser or any of its Representatives, and that such Seller has not been guaranteed or represented to by any Person, (i) any specific amount or the event of the distribution of any cash, property or other interest in the Purchaser or (ii) the profitability or value of the Exchange Shares in any manner whatsoever. Each U.S. Seller: (A) has been represented by independent counsel (or has had the opportunity to consult with independent counsel and has declined to do so); (B) has had the full right and opportunity to consult with such Seller’s attorneys and other advisors and has availed itself of this right and opportunity; (C) has carefully read and fully understands this Agreement in its entirety and has had it fully explained to it or him by such counsel; (D) is fully aware of the contents hereof and the meaning, intent and legal effect thereof; and (E) is competent to execute this Agreement and has executed this Agreement free from coercion, duress or undue influence. Each U.S. Seller understands that the Exchange Shares it receives will bear the following legend:

 

“The Securities covered hereby have not been registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) or any state securities laws and neither any such securities or interest therein may not be offered, sold, pledged, assigned or otherwise transferred except (1) pursuant to an effective registration statement under the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or (2) pursuant to an available exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws.”

 

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5.7              Representations for Sellers that are not U.S. Persons. Neither any Seller that is not a U.S. Person (a “non U.S. Seller”) nor its Affiliates (for purposes of this Section 5.7 as defined in Regulation 501 under the Securities Act), nor any Persons acting on such Seller’s or its Affiliates’ behalf, has engaged or will engage in any directed selling efforts with respect to any Exchange Shares, and such Seller, its Affiliates, and any Person acting on such Seller’s or its Affiliates’ behalf, have complied and will comply with the offering restrictions requirement of Regulation S. The Exchange Shares acquired by any non-U.S. Seller have not been and will not be registered under the Securities Act, and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, U.S. persons except in accordance with Regulation S or pursuant to an exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act. Each Seller represents, warrants and undertakes that it has not offered or sold, and will not offer and sell any Exchange Shares (i) as part of their distribution at any time and (ii) otherwise until six months after the Closing Date, except in accordance with Regulation S, and it has not and will not engage in any hedging transactions involving Exchange Shares unless in compliance with the Securities Act. Each non-U.S. Seller also understands that the Exchange Shares it receives will bear the following legend:

 

“ The securities covered hereby have not been registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and may not be offered or sold except in accordance with the provisions of Regulation S under the Securities Act (“Regulation S”), pursuant to registration under the Securities Act, or pursuant to an available exemption from registration. No hedging transaction can be conducted with regard to the securities except as permitted by the Securities Act. Terms used above have the meanings given to them by Regulation S.”

 

Capitalized terms used herein that are defined in Regulation S under the Securities Act (“Regulation S”) shall have the meanings given such terms in Regulation S. In the event of any conflict between a definition in Regulation S and a definition under this Agreement, the definition under Regulation S shall govern for purposes of this Section 5.7.

 

5.8             Finders and Brokers. No Seller, nor any of their respective Representatives on their behalf, has employed any broker, finder or investment banker or incurred any liability for any brokerage fees, commissions, finders’ fees or similar fees in connection with the transactions contemplated by this Agreement.

 

5.9            Independent Investigation. Each Seller has conducted its own independent investigation, review and analysis of the business, results of operations, prospects, condition (financial or otherwise) or assets of the Purchaser, and acknowledges that it has been provided adequate access to the personnel, properties, assets, premises, books and records, and other documents and data of the Purchaser for such purpose. Each Seller acknowledges and agrees that: (a) in making its decision to enter into this Agreement and to consummate the transactions contemplated hereby, it has relied solely upon its own investigation and the express representations and warranties of the Purchaser set forth in this Agreement (including the related portions of the Purchaser Disclosure Schedules) and in any certificate delivered to such Seller pursuant hereto; and (b) neither the Purchaser nor any of its Representatives have made any representation or warranty as to the Purchaser or this Agreement, except as expressly set forth in this Agreement (including the related portions of the Purchaser Disclosure Schedules) or in any certificate delivered to such Seller pursuant hereto.

 

5.10          Information Supplied. None of the information supplied or to be supplied by any Seller expressly for inclusion or incorporation by reference in any filings with the SEC or mailings to any shareholders will, when filed, made available, mailed or distributed, as the case may be, contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state any material fact required to be stated therein or necessary in order to make the statements therein, in light of the circumstances under which they are made, not misleading (subject to the qualifications and limitation set forth in the materials provided by the Seller that is included in any such filings. Notwithstanding the foregoing, no Seller makes any representation, warranty or covenant with respect to any information supplied by or on behalf of the Purchaser or its Affiliates.

 

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ARTICLE VI
COVENANTS

6.1           Access and Information.

 

(a)               During the period from the date of this Agreement and continuing until the earlier of the termination of this Agreement in accordance with Section 9.1 or the Closing (the “Interim Period”), the Company shall give, and shall cause its Representatives to give, the Purchaser and its authorized Representatives (which access will be under the supervision of the Purchaser’s personnel), at reasonable times during normal business hours and upon reasonable intervals and notice, reasonable access to all offices and other facilities and to all employees, properties, Contracts, commitments, books and records, financial and operating data and other information (including Tax Returns, internal working papers, client files, client Contracts and director service agreements), of or pertaining to the Target Companies, as the Purchaser or its Representatives may reasonably request regarding the Target Companies and their respective businesses, assets, Liabilities, financial condition, prospects, operations, management, employees and other aspects (including unaudited quarterly financial statements, including a consolidated quarterly balance sheet and income statement, a copy of each material report, schedule and other document filed with or received by a Governmental Authority pursuant to the requirements of applicable securities Laws, and independent public accountants’ work papers (subject to the consent or any other conditions required by such accountants, if any)) and use commercially reasonable efforts to cause each of the Company’s Representatives to reasonably cooperate with the Purchaser and its Representatives in their investigation; provided, however, that the Purchaser and its Representatives shall conduct any such activities in such a manner as not to unreasonably interfere with the business or operations of the Target Companies. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, Purchaser and its authorized Representatives shall not, without the prior written consent of the Company, make inquiries of Persons having business relationships with the Company (including suppliers, customers and vendors) regarding the Company or such business relationships.

 

(b)               During the Interim Period, the Purchaser shall give, and shall cause its Representatives to give, the Company and its authorized Representatives (which access will be under the supervision of the Company’s personnel), at reasonable times during normal business hours and upon reasonable intervals and notice, reasonable access to all offices and other facilities and to all employees, properties, Contracts, commitments, books and records, financial and operating data and other information (including Tax Returns, internal working papers, client files, client Contracts and director service agreements), of or pertaining to the Purchaser or its Subsidiaries, as the Company or its Representatives may reasonably request regarding the Purchaser, its Subsidiaries and their respective businesses, assets, Liabilities, financial condition, prospects, operations, management, employees and other aspects (including unaudited quarterly financial statements, including a consolidated quarterly balance sheet and income statement, a copy of each material report, schedule and other document filed with or received by a Governmental Authority pursuant to the requirements of applicable securities Laws, and independent public accountants’ work papers (subject to the consent or any other conditions required by such accountants, if any)) and use commercially reasonable efforts to cause each of the Purchaser’s Representatives to reasonably cooperate with the Company and its Representatives in their investigation; provided, however, that the Company and its Representatives shall conduct any such activities in such a manner as not to unreasonably interfere with the business or operations of the Purchaser or any of its Subsidiaries.

 

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6.2          Conduct of Business of the Company and the Sellers.

 

(a)           Unless the Purchaser shall otherwise consent in writing (such consent not to be unreasonably withheld, conditioned or delayed), during the Interim Period, except as expressly contemplated by this Agreement or as set forth on Schedule 6.2, each Target Company shall use commercially reasonable efforts to, (i) conduct their respective businesses, in all material respects, in the ordinary course of business consistent with past practice, (ii) comply in all material respects with all Laws applicable to the Target Companies (iii) keep available the services of their respective managers, directors, officers and employees and consultants, all as consistent with past practice and (iv) maintain, in all material respects, their existing relationships with all Top Customers and Top Vendors.

 

(b)           Without limiting the generality of Section 6.2(a) and except as contemplated by the terms of this Agreement or as set forth on Schedule 6.2, during the Interim Period, without the prior written consent of the Purchaser (such consent not to be unreasonably withheld, conditioned or delayed), the Company shall not, and shall cause its Subsidiaries to not:

 

(i)                amend, waive or otherwise change, in any respect, its Organizational Documents;

 

(ii)           authorize, commit or actually issue, grant, sell, pledge or dispose of any of its shares or other equity interests or any options, warrants, commitments, subscriptions or rights of any kind to acquire or sell any of its shares or other equity interests, or other securities, including any securities convertible into or exchangeable for any of its shares or other equity securities or securities of any class and any other equity-based awards, or engage in any hedging transaction with a third Person with respect to such securities;

 

(iii)             split, combine, recapitalize or reclassify any of its shares or other equity interests or issue any other securities in respect thereof or pay or set aside any dividend or other distribution (whether in cash, equity or property or any combination thereof) in respect of its shares or other equity interests, or directly or indirectly redeem, purchase or otherwise acquire or offer to acquire any of its securities;

 

(iv)            incur, create, assume, prepay or otherwise become liable for any Indebtedness (directly, contingently or otherwise) in excess of $10,000,000 (individually or in the aggregate), make a loan or advance to or investment in any third party (other than advancement of expenses to employees in the ordinary course of business consistent with past practice), or guarantee or endorse any Indebtedness, Liability or obligation of any Person in excess of $10,000,000 (individually or in the aggregate);

 

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(v)            increase the wages, salaries or compensation of its employees other than in the ordinary course of business, consistent with past practice, and in any event not in the aggregate by more than five percent (5%), or make or commit to make any bonus payment (whether in cash, property or securities) to any employee outside of the ordinary course of business, or materially increase other benefits of employees generally, or enter into, establish, materially amend or terminate any Company Benefit Plan with, for or in respect of any current consultant, officer, manager director or employee, in each case other than as required by applicable Law, pursuant to the terms of any Company Benefit Plans or in the ordinary course of business consistent with past practice;

 

(vi)            make or rescind any material election relating to Taxes, settle any claim, action, suit, litigation, proceeding, arbitration, investigation, audit or controversy relating to Taxes in excess of $1,000,000, file any amended Tax Return or claim for refund, or make any material change in its accounting or Tax policies or procedures, in each case except as required by applicable Law or in compliance with GAAP;

 

(vii)            transfer or license (other than in the ordinary course of business) to any Person or otherwise extend, materially amend or modify, any of the material Company Registered IP, Company Licensed IP or other Company IP, or disclose to any Person who has not entered into a confidentiality agreement any Trade Secrets;

 

(viii)          terminate, or waive or assign any material right under the Company Material Contracts set forth on Schedule 6.2 or enter into any Contract with a value in excess of $500,000 that would be a Company Material Contract, in any case outside of the ordinary course of business course of business consistent with past practice;

 

(ix)           materially change its method of maintaining the Company’s books and records, except in the ordinary course of business, consistent with past practice, or as may be necessary for compliance with GAAP;

 

(x)              materially change the amount and scope of insurance coverage as are currently in effect;

 

(xi)            materially revalue any of its material assets or make any material change in accounting methods, principles or practices, except to the extent required to comply with GAAP and after consulting with the Company’s outside auditors;

 

(xii)          waive, release, assign, settle or compromise any claim, Action or proceeding (including any suit, Action, claim, proceeding or investigation relating to this Agreement or the transactions contemplated hereby), resulting in damages or otherwise having a value in excess of $5,000,000 (individually or in the aggregate)

 

(xiii)           close or materially reduce the Company’s activities, or effect any layoff or other company-initiated personnel reduction or change, at any of its facilities;

 

(xiv)          acquire, including by merger, consolidation, acquisition of shares or assets, or any other form of business combination, any corporation, partnership, limited liability company, other business organization or any division thereof, or any material amount of assets outside the ordinary course of business consistent with past practice;

 

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(xv)           make capital expenditures other than in the ordinary course or in excess of $5,000,000 (individually for any project (or set of related projects) or $10,000,000 in the aggregate);

 

(xvi)          adopt a plan of complete or partial liquidation, dissolution, merger, consolidation, restructuring, recapitalization or other reorganization;

 

(xvii)         voluntarily incur any Liability (whether absolute, accrued, contingent or otherwise) in excess of $5,000,000 individually or $10,000,000 in the aggregate other than pursuant to the terms of a Company Material Contract or Company Benefit Plan;

 

(xviii)        sell, lease, license, transfer, exchange or swap, mortgage or otherwise pledge or encumber (including securitizations), or otherwise dispose of any material portion of its properties, assets or rights, other than (a) in the ordinary course consistent with past practices, (b) if any such property or assets are at the end of their useful life or (c) individually in excess of $1,000,000;

 

(xix)           enter into any agreement, understanding or arrangement with respect to the voting of equity securities of the Company;

 

(xx)           take any action that would reasonably be expected to significantly delay or impair the obtaining of any Consents of any Governmental Authority to be obtained in connection with this Agreement;

 

(xxi)          accelerate the collection of any trade receivables or delay the payment of trade payables or any other liabilities in advance of or beyond their regular due dates or the dates when the same would have been collected in the ordinary course of business or (B) delay or accelerate payment of any accounts payable in advance of its due date or the date such liability would have been paid in the ordinary course of business;

 

(xxii)         enter into, amend, waive or terminate (other than terminations in accordance with their terms) any transaction with any Related Person (other than compensation and benefits and advancement of expenses, in each case, provided in the ordinary course of business consistent with past practice); or

 

(xxiii)         authorize or agree to do any of the foregoing actions.

 

(c)         Without limiting Sections 6.2(a) and 6.2(b), during the Interim Period, without the prior written consent of Purchaser, (i) the Company shall not issue any Company Shares, Company Options or other equity securities of the Company or options, warrants or other rights to acquire, or that are exchangeable or convertible for any equity securities of the Company, and (ii) no Seller shall sell, transfer or dispose of any Company Shares owned by such Seller, in either case of clauses (i) and (ii), unless the recipient or transferee of such Company securities (the “New Seller”) executes and delivers to Purchaser, the Company, the Purchaser Representative and the Seller Representative a joinder agreement in form and substance reasonably acceptable to the Purchaser and the Company to become bound by the terms and conditions of this Agreement as a Seller hereunder, as well as execute and deliver to the Purchaser, the Company, the Purchaser Representative and the Seller Representative any Ancillary Documents which such New Seller would have been required to be a party or bound if such New Seller were a Seller on the date of this Agreement. The Parties shall make any appropriate adjustments to Annex I and each Seller’s Pro Rata Share to account for such New Seller.

 

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6.3           Conduct of Business of the Purchaser.

 

(a)           Unless the Company shall otherwise consent in writing (such consent not to be unreasonably withheld, conditioned or delayed), during the Interim Period, except as expressly contemplated by this Agreement or as set forth on Schedule 6.3, the Purchaser shall, and shall cause its Subsidiaries to, (i) conduct their respective businesses, in all material respects, in the ordinary course of business consistent with past practice, (ii) comply with all Laws applicable to the Purchaser and its Subsidiaries and their respective businesses, assets and employees, and (iii) take all commercially reasonable measures necessary or appropriate to preserve intact, in all material respects, their respective business organizations, to keep available the services of their respective managers, directors, officers, employees and consultants, and to preserve the possession, control and condition of their respective material assets, all as consistent with past practice. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Section 6.3, nothing in this Agreement shall prohibit or restrict the Purchaser from extending, in accordance with the Purchaser Charter and IPO Prospectus, the deadline by which it much complete its Business Combination (an “Extension”), and no consent of any other Party shall be required in connection therewith.

 

(b)           Without limiting the generality of Section 6.3(a) and except (x) as contemplated by the terms of this Agreement, (y) to the extent reasonably necessary or appropriate by the Purchaser, the incurrence of Expenses by the Purchaser or the borrowing or financing of its Expenses or (z) as set forth on Schedule 6.3, during the Interim Period, without the prior written consent of the Company (such consent not to be unreasonably withheld, conditioned or delayed), the Purchaser shall not, and shall cause its Subsidiaries to not:

 

(i)                 amend, waive or otherwise change, in any respect, its Organizational Documents;

 

(ii)            authorize, commit or actually issue, grant, sell, pledge or dispose of any of its shares or other equity interests or any options, warrants, commitments, subscriptions or rights of any kind to acquire or sell any of its shares or other equity interests, or other securities, including any securities convertible into or exchangeable for any of its shares or other equity securities or securities of any class and any other equity-based awards, or engage in any hedging transaction with a third Person with respect to such securities;

 

(iii)            split, combine, recapitalize or reclassify any of its shares or other equity interests or issue any other securities in respect thereof or pay or set aside any dividend or other distribution (whether in cash, equity or property or any combination thereof) in respect of its shares or other equity interests, or directly or indirectly redeem, purchase or otherwise acquire or offer to acquire any of its securities;

 

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(iv)          incur, create, assume, prepay or otherwise become liable for any Indebtedness (directly, contingently or otherwise) in excess of $100,000 (individually or in the aggregate), make a loan or advance to or investment in any third party, or guarantee or endorse any Indebtedness, Liability or obligation of any Person;

 

(v)             make or rescind any material election relating to Taxes, settle any claim, action, suit, litigation, proceeding, arbitration, investigation, audit or controversy relating to Taxes, file any amended Tax Return or claim for refund, or make any material change in its accounting or Tax policies or procedures, in each case except as required by applicable Law or in compliance with GAAP;

 

(vi)            amend, waive or otherwise change the Trust Agreement in any manner adverse to the Purchaser;

 

(vii)           terminate, waive or assign any material right under any Purchaser Material Contract or enter into any Contract that would be a Purchaser Material Contract;

 

(viii)          fail to maintain its books, accounts and records in all material respects in the ordinary course of business consistent with past practice;

 

(ix)             establish any Subsidiary or enter into any new line of business;

 

(x)            fail to use commercially reasonable efforts to keep in force insurance policies or replacement or revised policies providing insurance coverage with respect to its assets, operations and activities in such amount and scope of coverage as are currently in effect;

 

(xi)              revalue any of its material assets or make any change in accounting methods, principles or practices, except to the extent required to comply with GAAP and after consulting the Purchaser’s outside auditors;

 

(xii)          waive, release, assign, settle or compromise any claim, action or proceeding (including any suit, action, claim, proceeding or investigation relating to this Agreement or the transactions contemplated hereby), other than waivers, releases, assignments, settlements or compromises that involve only the payment of monetary damages (and not the imposition of equitable relief on, or the admission of wrongdoing by, the Purchaser or its Subsidiary) not in excess of $100,000 (individually or in the aggregate), or otherwise pay, discharge or satisfy any Actions, Liabilities or obligations, unless such amount has been reserved in the Purchaser Financials;

 

(xiii)           acquire, including by merger, consolidation, acquisition of shares or assets, or any other form of business combination, any corporation, partnership, limited liability company, other business organization or any division thereof, or any material amount of assets outside the ordinary course of business;

 

(xiv)           make capital expenditures in excess of $10,000 individually for any project (or set of related projects) or $250,000 in the aggregate (excluding for the avoidance of doubt, incurring any Expenses);

 

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(xv)          adopt a plan of complete or partial liquidation, dissolution, merger, consolidation, restructuring, recapitalization or other reorganization;

 

(xvi)          voluntarily incur any Liability (whether absolute, accrued, contingent or otherwise) in excess of $100,000 individually or $250,000 in the aggregate (excluding the incurrence of any Expenses) other than pursuant to the terms of a Contract in existence as of the date of this Agreement or entered into in the ordinary course of business or in accordance with the terms of this Section 6.3 during the Interim Period;

 

(xvii)         sell, lease, license, transfer, exchange or swap, mortgage or otherwise pledge or encumber (including securitizations), or otherwise dispose of any material portion of its properties, assets or rights;

 

(xviii)         enter into any agreement, understanding or arrangement with respect to the voting of Purchaser Securities;

 

(xix)           take any action that would reasonably be expected to significantly delay or impair the obtaining of any Consents of any Governmental Authority to be obtained in connection with this Agreement; or

 

(xx)            authorize or agree to do any of the foregoing actions.

 

6.4           Annual and Interim Financial Statements. During the Interim Period, within thirty (30) calendar days following the end of each three-month quarterly period and each fiscal year, the Company shall deliver to the Purchaser an unaudited consolidated income statement and an unaudited consolidated balance sheet of the Target Companies for the period from the Interim Balance Sheet Date through the end of such calendar month, quarterly period or fiscal year and the applicable comparative period in the preceding fiscal year, in each case accompanied by a certificate of the Chief Financial Officer of the Company to the effect that all such financial statements fairly present the consolidated financial position and results of operations of the Target Companies as of the date or for the periods indicated, in accordance with GAAP, subject to year-end audit adjustments and excluding footnotes. During the Interim Period, the Company will also promptly deliver to the Purchaser copies of any, audited financial statements of the Target Companies that a certified public accountant of any Target Company may issue.

 

6.5  ��        Purchaser Public Filings. During the Interim Period, the Purchaser will keep current and timely file all of its public filings with the SEC and otherwise comply in all material respects with applicable securities Laws and shall use its commercially reasonable efforts to maintain the listing of the Purchaser Public Units, the Purchaser Class A Ordinary Shares, the Purchaser Public Warrants and the Purchaser Public Rights on Nasdaq; provided, that the Parties acknowledge and agree that from and after the Closing, Purchaser intends to list on Nasdaq only the Purchaser Class A Ordinary Shares and the Purchaser Public Warrants.

 

6.6           No Solicitation.

 

(a)               For purposes of this Agreement, (i) an “Acquisition Proposal” means any inquiry, proposal or offer, or any indication of interest in making an offer or proposal, from any Person or group at any time relating to an Alternative Transaction, and (ii) an “Alternative Transaction” means (A) with respect to the Company, the Sellers and their respective Affiliates, a transaction (other than the transactions contemplated by this Agreement) concerning the sale of (x) all or substantially all of the assets of any Target Company (other than in the ordinary course of business consistent with past practice) or (y) any of the shares or other equity interests or profits of any Target Company, in any case, whether such transaction takes the form of a sale of shares or other equity interests, assets, merger, consolidation, issuance of debt securities, management Contract, joint venture or partnership, or otherwise and (B) with respect to the Purchaser and its Affiliates, a transaction (other than the transactions contemplated by this Agreement) concerning a Business Combination for Purchaser.

 

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(b)               During the Interim Period, in order to induce the other Parties to continue to commit to expend management time and financial resources in furtherance of the transactions contemplated hereby, each Party shall not, and shall cause its Representatives to not, without the prior written consent of the Company and the Purchaser, directly or indirectly, (i) solicit, assist, initiate or facilitate the making, submission or announcement of, or intentionally encourage, any Acquisition Proposal, (ii) furnish any non-public information regarding such Party or its Affiliates (or with respect to any Seller, any Target Company) or their respective businesses, operations, assets, Liabilities, financial condition, prospects or employees to any Person or group (other than a Party to this Agreement or their respective Representatives) in connection with or in response to an Acquisition Proposal, (iii) engage or participate in discussions or negotiations with any Person or group with respect to, or that could be expected to lead to, an Acquisition Proposal, (iv) approve, endorse or recommend, or publicly propose to approve, endorse or recommend, any Acquisition Proposal, (v) negotiate or enter into any letter of intent, agreement in principle, acquisition agreement or other similar agreement related to any Acquisition Proposal, or (vi) release any third Person from, or waive any provision of, any confidentiality agreement to which such Party is a party.

 

(c)               Each Party shall notify the others as promptly as practicable (and in any event within 48 hours) orally and in writing of the receipt by such Party or any of its Representatives (or with respect to the Company, any Seller) of (i) any bona fide inquiries, proposals or offers, requests for information or requests for discussions or negotiations regarding or constituting any Acquisition Proposal, and (ii) any request for non-public information relating to such Party or its Affiliates (or with respect to any Seller, any Target Company), specifying in each case, the material terms and conditions thereof (including a copy thereof if in writing or a written summary thereof if oral) and the identity of the party making such inquiry, proposal, offer or request for information. Each Party shall keep the others promptly informed of the status of any such inquiries, proposals, offers or requests for information. During the Interim Period, each Party shall, and shall cause its Representatives to, immediately cease and cause to be terminated any solicitations, discussions or negotiations with any Person with respect to any Acquisition Proposal and shall, and shall direct its Representatives to, cease and terminate any such solicitations, discussions or negotiations.

 

6.7           No Trading. The Company and the Sellers each acknowledge and agree that it is aware, and that their respective Affiliates are aware (and each of their respective Representatives is aware or, upon receipt of any material nonpublic information of the Purchaser, will be advised) of the restrictions imposed by the Federal Securities Laws and other applicable foreign and domestic Laws on a Person possessing material nonpublic information about a publicly traded company. The Company and the Sellers each hereby agree that, while it is in possession of such material nonpublic information, each of the Company and Sellers shall not purchase or sell any securities of the Purchaser (other than acquire the Exchange Shares in accordance with Article I), communicate such information to any third party, take any other action with respect to the Purchaser in violation of such Laws, or cause or encourage any third party to do any of the foregoing.

 

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6.8           Notification of Certain Matters. During the Interim Period, each of the Parties shall give prompt notice to the other Parties if such Party or its Affiliates (or, with respect to the Company, any Seller): (a) fails to comply with or satisfy any covenant, condition or agreement to be complied with or satisfied by it or its Affiliates (or, with respect to the Company, any Seller) hereunder in any material respect; (b) receives any notice or other communication in writing from any third party (including any Governmental Authority) alleging (i) that the Consent of such third party is or may be required in connection with the transactions contemplated by this Agreement or (ii) any non-compliance with any Law by such Party or its Affiliates (or, with respect to the Company, any Seller); (c) receives any notice or other communication from any Governmental Authority in connection with the transactions contemplated by this Agreement; (d) discovers any fact or circumstance that, or becomes aware of the occurrence or non-occurrence of any event the occurrence or non-occurrence of which, would reasonably be expected to cause or result in any of the conditions to set forth in Article VIII not being satisfied or the satisfaction of those conditions being materially delayed; or (e) becomes aware of the commencement or threat, in writing, of any Action against such Party or any of its Affiliates (or, with respect to the Company, any Seller), or any of their respective properties or assets, or, to the Knowledge of such Party, any officer, director, partner, member or manager, in his, her or its capacity as such, of such Party or of its Affiliates (or, with respect to the Company, any Seller) with respect to the consummation of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement. No such notice shall constitute an acknowledgement or admission by the Party providing the notice regarding whether or not any of the conditions to the Closing have been satisfied or in determining whether or not any of the representations, warranties or covenants contained in this Agreement have been breached.

 

6.9           Efforts.

 

(a)           Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, each Party shall use its commercially reasonable efforts, and shall cooperate fully with the other Parties, to take, or cause to be taken, all actions and to do, or cause to be done, all things reasonably necessary, proper or advisable under applicable Laws and regulations to consummate the transactions contemplated by this Agreement (including the receipt of all applicable Consents of Governmental Authorities), and to comply as promptly as practicable with all requirements of Governmental Authorities applicable to the transactions contemplated by this Agreement.

 

(b)          In furtherance and not in limitation of Section 6.9(a), to the extent required under any Laws that are designed to prohibit, restrict or regulate actions having the purpose or effect of monopolization or restraint of trade (“Antitrust Laws”), each Party hereto agrees to make any required filing or application under Antitrust Laws, as applicable, at such Party’s sole cost and expense, with respect to the transactions contemplated hereby as promptly as practicable, to supply as promptly as reasonably practicable any additional information and documentary material that may be reasonably requested pursuant to Antitrust Laws and to take all other actions reasonably necessary, proper or advisable to cause the expiration or termination of the applicable waiting periods under Antitrust Laws as soon as practicable, including by requesting early termination of the waiting period provided for under the Antitrust Laws. Each Party shall, in connection with its efforts to obtain all requisite approvals and authorizations for the transactions contemplated by this Agreement under any Antitrust Law, use its commercially reasonable efforts to: (i) cooperate in all respects with each other Party or its Affiliates in connection with any filing or submission and in connection with any investigation or other inquiry, including any proceeding initiated by a private Person; (ii) keep the other Parties reasonably informed of any communication received by such Party or its Representatives from, or given by such Party or its Representatives to, any Governmental Authority and of any communication received or given in connection with any proceeding by a private Person, in each case regarding any of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement; (iii) permit a Representative of the other Parties and their respective outside counsel to review any communication given by it to, and consult with each other in advance of any meeting or conference with, any Governmental Authority or, in connection with any proceeding by a private Person, with any other Person, and to the extent permitted by such Governmental Authority or other Person, give a Representative or Representatives of the other Parties the opportunity to attend and participate in such meetings and conferences; (iv) in the event a Party’s Representative is prohibited from participating in or attending any meetings or conferences, the other Parties shall keep such Party promptly and reasonably apprised with respect thereto; and (v) use commercially reasonable efforts to cooperate in the filing of any memoranda, white papers, filings, correspondence or other written communications explaining or defending the transactions contemplated hereby, articulating any regulatory or competitive argument, and/or responding to requests or objections made by any Governmental Authority.

 

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(c)          As soon as reasonably practicable following the date of this Agreement, the Parties shall reasonably cooperate with each other and use (and shall cause their respective Affiliates to use) their respective commercially reasonable efforts to prepare and file with Governmental Authorities requests for approval of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement and shall use all commercially reasonable efforts to have such Governmental Authorities approve the transactions contemplated by this Agreement. Each Party shall give prompt written notice to the other Parties if such Party or any of its Representatives (or with respect to the Company, any Seller) receives any notice from such Governmental Authorities in connection with the transactions contemplated by this Agreement, and shall promptly furnish the other Parties with a copy of such Governmental Authority notice. If any Governmental Authority requires that a hearing or meeting be held in connection with its approval of the transactions contemplated hereby, whether prior to the Closing or after the Closing, each Party shall arrange for Representatives of such Party to be present for such hearing or meeting. If any objections are asserted with respect to the transactions contemplated by this Agreement under any applicable Law or if any Action is instituted (or threatened to be instituted) by any applicable Governmental Authority or any private Person challenging any of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement or any Ancillary Document as violative of any applicable Law or which would otherwise prevent, materially impede or materially delay the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby or thereby, the Parties shall use their commercially reasonable efforts to resolve any such objections or Actions so as to timely permit consummation of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement and the Ancillary Documents, including in order to resolve such objections or Actions which, in any case if not resolved, could reasonably be expected to prevent, materially impede or materially delay the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby or thereby. In the event any Action is instituted (or threatened to be instituted) by a Governmental Authority or private Person challenging the transactions contemplated by this Agreement, or any Ancillary Document, the Parties shall, and shall cause their respective Representatives to, reasonably cooperate with each other and use their respective commercially reasonable efforts to contest and resist any such Action and to have vacated, lifted, reversed or overturned any Order, whether temporary, preliminary or permanent, that is in effect and that prohibits, prevents or restricts consummation of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement or the Ancillary Documents.

 

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(d)               Prior to the Closing, each Party shall use its commercially reasonable efforts to obtain any Consents of Governmental Authorities or other third Persons as may be necessary for the consummation by such Party or its Affiliates of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement or required as a result of the execution or performance of, or consummation of the transactions contemplated by, this Agreement by such Party or its Affiliates, and the other Parties shall provide reasonable cooperation in connection with such efforts.

 

(e)               Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, no Party shall be required to agree to any term, condition or modification with respect to obtaining any Consents in connection with the transactions contemplated by this Agreement that would result in, or would be reasonably likely to result in: (i) a Material Adverse Effect to such Party or its Affiliates, or (ii) such Party having to cease, sell or otherwise dispose of any material assets or businesses (including the requirement that any such assets or business be held separate).

 

6.10         Further Assurances. The Parties hereto shall further cooperate with each other and use their respective commercially reasonable efforts to take or cause to be taken all actions, and do or cause to be done all things, necessary, proper or advisable on their part under this Agreement and applicable Laws to consummate the transactions contemplated by this Agreement as soon as reasonably practicable, including preparing and filing as soon as practicable all documentation to effect all necessary notices, reports and other filings.

 

6.11         Proxy Statement/Tender Offer.

 

(a)               As promptly as practicable after the date hereof the Purchaser shall prepare with the reasonable assistance of the Company and the Sellers, and file with the SEC, (x) a proxy statement (as amended or supplemented from time to time, the “Proxy Statement”) calling a special meeting of the Purchaser’s shareholders (the “Shareholder Meeting”) or, in addition to or in lieu thereof, (y) an Offer to Purchase (the “Offer to Purchase”) to commence a tender offer, in either case, offering to redeem from its Public Shareholders their Purchaser Class A Ordinary Shares in accordance with the Purchaser Charter and the IPO Prospectus (the “Closing Redemption”) (the Proxy Statement and/or the Offer to Purchase, together with the documents included or referred to therein pursuant to which the Closing Redemption will be made, with any additional soliciting materials, supplements, amendments and/or exhibits thereto, the “Solicitation Documents”), and each of the Purchaser and the Company shall use its commercially reasonable efforts to obtain and furnish the information required by the Exchange Act to be included in the Solicitation Documents all in accordance with and as required by the Purchaser’s Organizational Documents, the IPO Prospectus, applicable Law and any applicable rules and regulations of the SEC and Nasdaq. In the Solicitation Documents, the Purchaser shall seek (i) if required, the adoption and approval of this Agreement and the transactions contemplated hereby or referred to herein by the holders of Purchaser Ordinary Shares in accordance with the Purchaser’s Organizational Documents, the Cayman Islands Act, and the rules and regulations of the SEC and Nasdaq, (ii) if required to be approved by the Purchaser’s shareholders, adoption and approval by way of Special Resolution (as such term is defined in the Purchaser Charter) of a Third Amended and Restated Memorandum of Association and Fourth Amended and Restated Articles of Association of Purchaser in form and substance reasonably acceptable to the Purchaser and the Company (the “Amended Charter”), which Amended Charter will, among other things, change the name of the Purchaser effective as of the Closing to “Giga Energy Ltd.” and increase the number of authorized shares of Purchaser Ordinary Shares for issuance, (iii) the adoption and approval of the new omnibus equity incentive plan for the Purchaser in form and substance reasonably acceptable to the Purchaser and the Company (the “Incentive Plan”), that provides for the grant of awards to employees and other certain Representatives of the Purchaser and its Subsidiaries in the form of options, restricted shares, restricted share units or other equity-based awards based on Purchaser Ordinary Shares, with the total awards under the Incentive Plan being equal to twenty percent (20%) of the aggregate number of Purchaser Ordinary Shares issued and outstanding immediately after the Closing, (iv) to appoint the members of the Post-Closing Purchaser Board in accordance with Section 6.16 hereof, (v) to obtain any and all other approvals necessary or desirable to effect the consummation of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement and the Ancillary Documents (the approvals described in the foregoing clauses (i) through (v), collectively, the “Shareholder Approval Matters”), and (vi) the adjournment of the Shareholder Meeting, if necessary or appropriate in the reasonable determination of the Purchaser. If on the date for which the Shareholder Meeting is scheduled, the Purchaser has not received proxies representing a sufficient number of shares to obtain the Required Shareholder Vote, whether or not a quorum is present, the Purchaser may make one or more successive postponements or adjournments of the Shareholder Meeting. In connection with the Solicitation Documents, the Purchaser will also file with the SEC financial and other information about the transactions contemplated by this Agreement in accordance with applicable Law and applicable proxy solicitation rules set forth in the Purchaser’s Organizational Documents, the Cayman Islands Act and the rules and regulations of the SEC and Nasdaq.

 

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(b)               Except with respect to the information provided by or on behalf of the Target Companies or the Sellers for inclusion in the Solicitation Documents, the Purchaser shall ensure that, when filed, the Solicitation Documents will comply in all material respects with the requirements of the Exchange Act and the rules and regulations thereunder. The Purchaser shall cause the Solicitation Documents to be disseminated as promptly as practicable after receiving clearance from the SEC to the Purchaser’s equity holders as and to the extent such dissemination is required by U.S. federal securities laws and the rules and regulations of the SEC and Nasdaq promulgated thereunder or otherwise (the “Federal Securities Laws”). The Company and the Sellers shall promptly provide to the Purchaser such information concerning the Sellers, the Target Companies and their respective businesses, operations, condition (financial or otherwise), assets, Liabilities, properties, equity holders officers, directors and employees as is either required by Federal Securities Laws or reasonably requested by the Purchaser for inclusion in the Solicitation Documents, which information provided by the Company and the Sellers shall be true and correct and not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary in order to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which they were made, not materially misleading. Subject to compliance by the Company and the Sellers with the immediately preceding sentence with respect to the information provided or to be provided by or on behalf of them for inclusion in the Solicitation Documents, the Purchaser shall cause the Solicitation Documents to comply in all material respects with the Federal Securities Laws. The Purchaser shall provide copies of the proposed forms of the Solicitation Documents (including, in each case, any amendments or supplements thereto) to the Company such that the Company and its Representatives are afforded a reasonable amount of time prior to the dissemination or filing thereof to review such material and comment thereon prior to such dissemination or filing, and the Purchaser shall reasonably consider in good faith any comments of the Company and its Representatives. The Purchaser, the Company, the Sellers and their respective Representatives shall respond promptly to any comments of the SEC or its staff with respect to the Closing Redemption or the Solicitation Documents and promptly correct any information provided by such Party for use in the Solicitation Documents if and to the extent that such information shall have become false or misleading in any material respect or as otherwise required by the Federal Securities Laws. The Purchaser shall amend or supplement the Solicitation Documents and cause the Solicitation Documents, as so amended or supplemented, to be filed with the SEC and to be disseminated to the holders of Purchaser Class A Ordinary Shares, in each case as and to the extent required by the Federal Securities Laws and subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement and the Purchaser Organizational Documents. The Purchaser shall provide the Company and its Representatives with copies of any written comments, and shall inform them of any material oral comments, that the Purchaser or any of its Representatives receive from the SEC or its staff with respect to the Closing Redemption or the Solicitation Documents promptly after the receipt of such comments and shall give the Company a reasonable opportunity under the circumstances to review and comment on any proposed written or material oral responses to such comments. The Company and the Sellers shall, and shall cause each of the Target Companies to, make their respective directors, officers and employees, upon reasonable advance notice, available to the Purchaser and its Representatives in connection with the drafting of the public filings with respect to the transactions contemplated by this Agreement, including the Solicitation Documents, and responding in a timely manner to comments from the SEC. As promptly as reasonably practicable after the Solicitation Documents have “cleared” comments from the SEC, the Purchaser shall cause the definitive Solicitation Documents to be filed with the SEC and disseminated to the holders of Purchaser Class A Ordinary Shares.

 

(c)               If at any time prior to the Closing, any information relating to the Purchaser, on the one hand, or any of the Target Companies or Sellers, on the other hand, or any of their respective Affiliates, businesses, operations, condition (financial or otherwise), assets, Liabilities, properties, officers, directors or employees, should be discovered by the Purchaser, on the one hand, or any of the Target Companies or Sellers, on the other hand, that should be set forth in an amendment or supplement to the Solicitation Documents, so that such documents would not include any misstatement of a material fact or omit to state any material fact necessary to make the statements therein, in light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading, the Party which discovers such information shall promptly notify each other Party and shall cooperate with the other Parties to ensure that an appropriate amendment or supplement describing such information shall be promptly filed with the SEC and, to the extent required by law, disseminated to the Purchaser’s shareholders.

 

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6.12         Public Announcements.

 

(a)               The Parties agree that, during the Interim Period, no public release, filing or announcement concerning this Agreement or the Ancillary Documents or the transactions contemplated hereby or thereby shall be issued by any Party or any of their Affiliates without the prior written consent of the Purchaser, the Company and the Purchaser Representative and the Seller Representative (which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld, conditioned or delayed), except as such release or announcement may be required by applicable Law or the rules or regulations of any securities exchange, in which case the applicable Party shall use commercially reasonable efforts to allow the other Parties reasonable time to comment on, and arrange for any required filing with respect to, such release or announcement in advance of such issuance.

 

(b)               The Parties shall mutually agree upon and, as promptly as practicable after the execution of this Agreement (but in any event within four (4) Business Days thereafter), issue a press release announcing the execution of this Agreement (the “Signing Press Release”). Promptly after the issuance of the Signing Press Release (but in any event within four (4) Business Days after the execution of this Agreement), the Purchaser shall file a Current Report on Form 8-K (the “Signing Filing”) with the Signing Press Release and a description of this Agreement as required by Federal Securities Laws, which the Company shall review, comment upon and approve (which approval shall not be unreasonably withheld, conditioned or delayed) prior to filing. The Parties shall mutually agree upon and, as promptly as practicable after the Closing (but in any event within four (4) Business Days thereafter), issue a press release announcing the consummation of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement (the “Closing Press Release”). Promptly after the issuance of the Closing Press Release (but in any event within four (4) Business Days after the Closing), the Purchaser shall prepare and file a Current Report on Form 8-K (the “Closing Filing”) with the Closing Press Release and a description of the Closing as required by Federal Securities Laws which the Seller Representative and the Purchaser Representative shall review, comment upon and approve (which approval shall not be unreasonably withheld, conditioned or delayed) prior to filing. In connection with the preparation of the Signing Press Release, the Signing Filing, the Closing Filing, the Closing Press Release, or any other report, statement, filing notice or application made by or on behalf of a Party to any Governmental Authority or other third party in connection with the transactions contemplated hereby, each Party shall, upon request by any other Party, furnish the Parties with all information concerning themselves, their respective directors, officers and equity holders, and such other matters as may be reasonably necessary or advisable in connection with the transactions contemplated hereby, or any other report, statement, filing, notice or application made by or on behalf of a Party to any third party or any Governmental Authority in connection with the transactions contemplated hereby.

 

6.13         Confidential Information.

 

(a)               The Company and the Sellers hereby agree that during the Interim Period and, in the event that this Agreement is terminated in accordance with Article IX, for a period of two (2) years after such termination, they shall, and shall cause their respective Representatives to: (i) treat and hold in strict confidence any Purchaser Confidential Information, and will not use for any purpose (except in connection with the consummation of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement or the Ancillary Documents, performing their obligations hereunder or thereunder, enforcing their rights hereunder or thereunder, nor directly or indirectly disclose, distribute, publish, disseminate or otherwise make available to any third party any of the Purchaser Confidential Information without the Purchaser’s prior written consent; and (ii) in the event that the Company, any Seller or any of their respective Representatives, during the Interim Period or, in the event that this Agreement is terminated in accordance with Article IX, for a period of two (2) years after such termination, becomes legally compelled to disclose any Purchaser Confidential Information, (A) provide the Purchaser to the extent legally permitted with prompt written notice of such requirement so that the Purchaser or an Affiliate thereof may seek, at the Purchaser’s cost, a protective Order or other remedy or waive compliance with this Section 6.13(a), and (B) in the event that such protective Order or other remedy is not obtained, or the Purchaser waives compliance with this Section 6.13(a), furnish only that portion of such Purchaser Confidential Information which is legally required to be provided as advised in writing by outside counsel and to exercise its commercially reasonable efforts to obtain assurances that confidential treatment will be accorded such Purchaser Confidential Information. In the event that this Agreement is terminated and the transactions contemplated hereby are not consummated, the Company and the Sellers shall, and shall cause their respective Representatives to, promptly deliver to the Purchaser or destroy (at the Company’s election) any and all copies (in whatever form or medium) of Purchaser Confidential Information and destroy all notes, memoranda, summaries, analyses, compilations and other writings related thereto or based thereon.

 

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(b)               The Purchaser hereby agrees that during the Interim Period and, in the event that this Agreement is terminated in accordance with Article IX, for a period of two (2) years after such termination, it shall, and shall cause its Representatives to: (i) treat and hold in strict confidence any Company Confidential Information, and will not use for any purpose (except in connection with the consummation of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement or the Ancillary Documents, performing its obligations hereunder or thereunder or enforcing its rights hereunder or thereunder), nor directly or indirectly disclose, distribute, publish, disseminate or otherwise make available to any third party any of the Company Confidential Information without the Company’s prior written consent; and (ii) in the event that the Purchaser or any of its Representatives, during the Interim Period or, in the event that this Agreement is terminated in accordance with Article IX, for a period of two (2) years after such termination, becomes legally compelled to disclose any Company Confidential Information, (A) provide the Company to the extent legally permitted with prompt written notice of such requirement so that the Company, a Seller or an Affiliate of any of them may seek, at the Company’s sole expense, a protective Order or other remedy or waive compliance with this Section 6.13(b), and (B) in the event that such protective Order or other remedy is not obtained, or the Company waives compliance with this Section 6.13(b), furnish only that portion of such Company Confidential Information which is legally required to be provided as advised in writing by outside counsel and to exercise its commercially reasonable efforts to obtain assurances that confidential treatment will be accorded such Company Confidential Information. In the event that this Agreement is terminated and the transactions contemplated hereby are not consummated, the Purchaser shall, and shall cause its Representatives to, promptly deliver to the Company or destroy (at the Purchaser’s election) any and all copies (in whatever form or medium) of Company Confidential Information and destroy all notes, memoranda, summaries, analyses, compilations and other writings related thereto or based thereon. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Purchaser and its Representatives shall be permitted to disclose any and all Company Confidential Information to the extent required by the Federal Securities Laws.

 

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6.14         Litigation Support. Following the Closing, in the event that and for so long as any Party is actively contesting or defending against any third party or Governmental Authority Action in connection with any fact, situation, circumstance, status, condition, activity, practice, plan, occurrence, event, incident, action, failure to act or transaction that existing on or prior to the Closing Date involving the Purchaser or any Target Company, each of the other Parties will (i) reasonably cooperate with the contesting or defending party and its counsel in the contest or defense, (ii) make available its personnel at reasonable times and upon reasonable notice and (iii) provide (A) such testimony and (B) access to its non-privileged books and records as may be reasonably requested in connection with the contest or defense, at the sole cost and expense of the contesting or defending party (unless such contesting or defending party is entitled to indemnification therefor under Article VII in which case, the costs and expense will be borne by the parties as set forth in Article VII).

 

6.15         Documents and Information. After the Closing Date, the Purchaser shall, and shall cause its Subsidiaries (including the Target Companies) to, until the seventh (7th) anniversary of the Closing Date, retain all books, records and other documents pertaining to the business of the Company and its Subsidiaries in existence on the Closing Date and make the same available for inspection and copying by the Purchaser Representative during normal business hours of the Company and its Subsidiaries, as applicable, upon reasonable request and upon reasonable notice. No such books, records or documents shall be destroyed after the seventh (7th) anniversary of the Closing Date by the Purchaser or its Subsidiaries (including any Target Company) without first advising the Purchaser Representative in writing and giving the Purchaser Representative a reasonable opportunity to obtain possession thereof.

 

6.16         Post-Closing Board of Directors and Executive Officers.

 

(a)               The Parties shall take all necessary action, including causing the directors of the Purchaser to resign, so that effective as of the Closing, the Purchaser’s board of directors (the “Post-Closing Purchaser Board”) will consist of seven (7) individuals. Effective upon or immediately after the Closing, and subject to the Required Shareholder Vote, the Parties shall take all necessary action to designate and appoint to the Post-Closing Purchaser Board, (i) the four (4) persons who have been nominated by the Company prior to the Closing (the “Company Directors”) and (ii) three (3) persons who have been nominated by the Purchaser prior to the Closing (the “Purchaser Director”). At least two (2) of the Purchaser Directors and at least two (2) of the Company Directors shall qualify as independent directors under applicable Nasdaq rules. Pursuant to the Amended Charter as in effect as of the Closing, the Post-Closing Purchaser Board will be a classified board with three classes of directors, with (I) one class of directors, the Class I Directors, initially serving a one (1) year term, such term effective from the Closing (but any subsequent Class I Directors serving a three (3) year term), (II) a second class of directors, the Class II Directors, initially serving a two (2) year term, such term effective from the Closing (but any subsequent Class II Directors serving a three (3) year term), and (III) a third class of directors, the Class III Directors, serving a three (3) year term, such term effective from the Closing. The Purchaser Director shall be Class I Directors. In accordance with the Amended Charter as in effect at the Closing, no director on the Post-Closing Purchaser Board may be removed without cause. The Parties also agree to cause the board of directors of the Company following the Closing to be identical to that of the Post-Closing Purchaser Board. At or prior to the Closing, the post-Closing Purchaser will provide each Purchaser Director with a customary director indemnification agreement, in form and substance reasonably acceptable to such Purchaser Director.

 

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(b)             The Parties shall take all action necessary, including causing the executive officers of the Purchaser to resign, so that the individuals serving as executive officers of the Purchaser immediately after the Closing will be the same individuals (in the same offices) as those of the Company immediately prior to the Closing.

 

(c)               The Parties agree that all rights to exculpation, indemnification and advancement of expenses existing in favor of the current or former directors and officers of the Purchaser and each Person who served as a director, officer, member, trustee or fiduciary of another corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust at the request of the Purchaser (the “D&O Indemnified Persons”) as provided in the Purchaser’s Organizational Documents or under any indemnification, employment or other similar agreements between any D&O Indemnified Person and the Purchaser, in each case as in effect on the date of this Agreement, shall survive the Closing and continue in full force and effect in accordance with their respective terms to the extent permitted by applicable Law. For a period of six (6) years after the Closing, Purchaser shall cause its Organizational Documents to contain provisions no less favorable with respect to exculpation and indemnification of and advancement of expenses to D&O Indemnified Persons than are set forth as of the date of this Agreement in the Organizational Documents of Purchaser to the extent permitted by applicable Law. The provisions of this Section 6.16(c) shall survive the Closing and are intended to be for the benefit of, and shall be enforceable by, each of the D&O Indemnified Persons and their respective heirs and representatives.

 

6.17         Use of Trust Account Proceeds. The Parties agree that after the Closing, the funds in the Trust Account, after taking into account payments for the Closing Redemption, shall first be used (i) to pay the Purchaser’s accrued Expenses, (ii) to pay the Purchaser’s deferred Expenses (including any legal fees) of the IPO and (iii) to pay for any loans or other outstanding obligations owed by the Purchaser to the Sponsor. Such amounts, as well as any Expenses that are required or permitted to be paid by delivery of the Purchaser’s securities, will be paid at the Closing. Any remaining cash will be used for general corporate purposes.

 

6.18         Reserved.

 

6.19         Tax Matters.

 

(a)               The Purchaser, the Company, Sellers and their respective Affiliates will cooperate fully, as and to the extent reasonably requested by the other Parties, in connection with any Tax matters relating to the Target Companies (including by the provision of reasonably relevant records or information). The Party requesting such cooperation will pay the reasonable out-of-pocket expenses of the other Party in connection with such efforts. Purchaser shall control any audit or other proceeding in respect of any Tax Return or Taxes of the Company and any of its Subsidiaries (a “Tax Contest”); provided, that: (a) the Seller Representative shall have the right to participate in any such Tax Contest to the extent that it relates to Taxes for which the Sellers may be liable pursuant to Article VI; and (b) the Purchaser shall not allow the Company or any Subsidiary to settle or otherwise resolve any Tax Contest if such settlement or other resolution relates to Taxes for which the Sellers may be liable pursuant to Article VI without the prior written consent of the Seller Representative (which will not be unreasonably withheld, conditioned or delayed). The Purchaser will provide notice to the Seller Representative of any inquiries made by any Governmental Authority (including any proposed or actual assessments or reassessments) to the extent that the subject matter thereof would reasonably be expected to give rise to a right of indemnification under this Agreement (a “Tax Claim”). The Purchaser will advise the Seller Representative of the substance of any such inquiries or discussions and provide the Seller Representative with copies of any written communications from any Governmental Authority relating to such inquiries or discussions within five (5) Business Days of receiving the details of a Tax Claim.

 

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(b)               PRC Tax Bulletin No. 7.

 

(i)                 The Parties hereby acknowledge, covenant and agree that (x) the Purchaser shall have no obligation to pay any Tax assessed by the applicable PRC Governmental Authority on the Sellers, or any other Tax of a nature that is required by applicable Law to be paid by the Sellers with respect to the sale of the Purchased Shares pursuant to this Agreement, and (y) the Sellers agree to bear and pay any Tax assessed by the applicable PRC Governmental Authority on any Target Company with respect to the sale of the Purchased Shares pursuant to this Agreement.

 

(ii)              The Sellers shall (x) at their own expense, as soon as possible within thirty (30) days following the date of this Agreement and prior to the Closing Date, report the sale of the Purchased Shares to the applicable PRC Governmental Authority in accordance with the reporting provisions under the PRC State Administration of Taxation’s Bulletin on Several Issues of Enterprise Income Tax on Income Arising from Indirect Transfers of Property by Non-resident Enterprises (the PRC State Administration of Taxation Bulletin [2015] No. 7, dated February 3, 2015, as amended, supplemented, modified or interpreted from time to time by any implementing rules and regulations, and any successor rule or regulation thereof under the Laws of the PRC, the “PRC Tax Bulletin No. 7”) (and make such filings and disclosures in accordance therewith) and (y) timely pay any Tax assessed by the applicable PRC Governmental Authority (to the extent that such PRC Governmental Authority requires any Taxes to be paid) on any Target Company with respect to the transactions contemplated under this Agreement in accordance with applicable Law. After such Tax reporting, the Target Companies and Sellers agree to use their commercially reasonable efforts to promptly submit all documents lawfully requested by the applicable PRC Governmental Authority in connection with such Tax reporting and shall deliver to the Purchaser a duplicate of the PRC Tax Bulletin No. 7 filing documents as well as a copy of proof issued by the applicable PRC Governmental Authority with respect to any Tax payment made by the Sellers pursuant to this subsection (ii) (or written assessment notice issued by the PRC Governmental Authority if payment is not required).

 

(iii)            The Purchaser shall have the right, but is under no obligation, to make applicable tax filings with a relevant PRC Governmental Authority, and the Sellers and the Target Companies shall cooperate in good faith in the Purchaser’s filing, if any, and provide all necessary assistance and information of the Sellers and the Target Companies to the Purchaser in a timely manner, provided that the Purchaser’s failure to so make the filings shall not relieve the Sellers from any obligation to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Purchaser in this regard.

 

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ARTICLE VII

SURVIVAL AND INDEMNIFICATION

 

7.1              Survival.

 

(a)               All representations and warranties of the Company and the Sellers contained in this Agreement (including all schedules and exhibits hereto and all certificates, documents, instruments and undertakings furnished pursuant to this Agreement) shall survive the Closing through and until and including the Expiration Date; provided, however, that (i) the representations and warranties contained in Sections 4.13 (Intellectual Property), 4.14 (Taxes and Returns), 4.18 (Benefit Plans), 4.19 (Environmental Matters), shall survive until sixty (60) days after the expiration of the applicable statute of limitations, and (ii) the representations and warranties contained in Sections 4.1 (Organization and Standing), 4.2 (Authorization; Binding Agreement), 4.3 (Capitalization), 4.4 (Subsidiaries), 4.28 (Finders and Brokers), 4.29 (Independent Investigation), 5.1 (Organization and Standing), 5.2 (Authorization; Binding Agreement), 5.3 (Ownership), 5.6 (Investment Representations), 5.8 (Finders and Brokers) and 5.9 (Independent Investigation) will survive indefinitely (such representations and warranties referenced in clause (ii), collectively, the “Special Representations”). Additionally, Fraud Claims relating to any Target Company or any Seller shall survive indefinitely. If written notice of a claim for breach of any representation or warranty has been given before the applicable date when such representation or warranty no longer survives in accordance with this Section 7.1(a), then the relevant representations and warranties shall survive as to such claim, until the claim has been finally resolved. All covenants, obligations and agreements of the Company and the Sellers contained in this Agreement (including all schedules and exhibits hereto and all certificates, documents, instruments and undertakings furnished by the Company, any Seller or the Seller Representative pursuant to this Agreement), including any indemnification obligations, shall survive the Closing and continue until fully performed in accordance with their terms. For the avoidance of doubt, a claim for indemnification under any subsection of Section 7.2 other than clauses (a) or (b) thereof may be made at any time.

 

(b)               The representations and warranties of the Purchaser contained in this Agreement or in any certificate or instrument delivered by or on behalf of the Purchaser or the Purchaser Representative pursuant to this Agreement shall not survive the Closing, and from and after the Closing, the Purchaser, the Purchaser Representative and their respective Representatives shall not have any further obligations, nor shall any claim be asserted or action be brought against the Purchaser, the Purchaser Representative or their respective Representatives with respect thereto. The covenants and agreements made by the Purchaser and/or the Purchaser Representative in this Agreement or in any certificate or instrument delivered pursuant to this Agreement, including any rights arising out of any breach of such covenants or agreements, shall not survive the Closing, except for those covenants and agreements contained herein and therein that by their terms apply or are to be performed in whole or in part after the Closing (which such covenants shall survive the Closing and continue until fully performed in accordance with their terms).

 

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7.2              Indemnification by the Sellers. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Article VII, from and after the Closing, the Sellers and their respective successors and assigns (each, with respect to any claim made pursuant to this Section 7.2, an “Indemnitor”) will severally and not jointly indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Purchaser, the Purchaser Representative and their respective Affiliates and their respective officers, directors, managers, employees, successors and permitted assigns (each, with respect to any claim made pursuant to this Section 7.2, an “Indemnitee”) from and against any and all losses, Actions, Orders, Liabilities, damages (including consequential damages), diminution in value, Taxes, interest, penalties, Liens that would not otherwise arise, and amounts paid in settlement, costs and expenses (including reasonable expenses of investigation and court costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses) (any of the foregoing, a “Loss”) paid, suffered or incurred by, or imposed upon, any Indemnitee to the extent arising in whole or in part out of or resulting directly or indirectly from (whether or not involving a Third Party Claim): (a) the breach of any representation or warranty made by the Company or any Seller set forth in this Agreement or in any certificate delivered by the Company or any Seller pursuant to this Agreement; (b) the breach of any covenant or agreement on the part of any Seller, the Company or, with respect to covenants or agreements to be performed after the Closing, the Purchaser, set forth in this Agreement or in any certificate delivered by the Company, any Seller or the Purchaser pursuant to this Agreement; (c); (c) any Action by Person(s) who were holders of equity securities of a Target Company, including options, warrants, convertible debt or other convertible securities or other rights to acquire equity securities of a Target Company, prior to the Closing arising out of the sale, purchase, termination, cancellation, expiration, redemption or conversion of any such securities; or (d) any Indebtedness of the Target Companies and/or Transaction Expenses as of the Reference Time which were not shown on the final Closing Statement as finally determined pursuant to Section 1.5.

 

7.3              Limitations and General Indemnification Provisions.

 

(a)               Except as otherwise expressly provided in this Article VII, the Indemnitees will not be entitled to receive any indemnification payments under clause (a) of Section 7.2 unless and until the aggregate amount of Losses incurred by the Indemnitees for which they are otherwise entitled to indemnification under this Article VII exceeds Thirty Four Million Five Hundred Thousand U.S. Dollars ($34,500,000) (the “Basket”), in which case the Indemnitors shall be obligated to the Indemnitees for the amount of all Losses of the Indemnitees from the first dollar of Losses of the Indemnitees required to reach the Basket; provided, however, that the Basket shall not apply to (i) indemnification claims for breaches of any Special Representation or (ii) Fraud Claims.

 

(b)               The maximum aggregate amount of indemnification payments to which the Indemnitors will be obligated to pay in the aggregate (i) under clause (a) of Section 7.2 (other than claims for breach of any Special Representations or any Fraud Claims) shall not exceed an amount equal to the value of the Escrow Property in the Escrow Account in accordance with this Agreement or (ii) for claims for breach of any Special Representations or any Fraud Claims shall not exceed an amount equal to the Company Valuation.

 

(c)               [Reserved]

 

(d)               [Reserved].

 

(e)               The amount of any Losses suffered or incurred by any Indemnitee shall be reduced by the amount of any insurance proceeds paid to the Indemnitee or any Affiliate thereof as a reimbursement with respect to such Losses (and no right of subrogation shall accrue to any insurer hereunder, except to the extent that such waiver of subrogation would prejudice any applicable insurance coverage), net of the costs of collection and the increases in insurance premiums resulting from such Loss or insurance payment.

 

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(f)                Nothing in this Agreement in any way restricts or limits the general obligation at Law of an Indemnified Party to mitigate any loss that it may suffer or incur by reason of the breach by an Indemnifying Party of any representation, warranty, covenant or obligation of the Indemnifying Party under this Agreement. If any Claim can be reduced by any recovery, settlement or otherwise under or pursuant to any insurance coverage, or pursuant to any claim, recovery, settlement or payment by or against any other Person, the Indemnified Party shall take commercially reasonable steps to enforce such recovery, settlement or payment and the amount of any Damages of the Indemnified Party will be reduced by the amount of insurance proceeds actually recoverable by the Indemnified Party.

 

(g)               Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, no Seller will have any indemnification obligations under Section 7.2 for any Loss to the extent that the amount of such Loss is included in the calculation of the Closing Net Indebtedness, Net Working Capital or Transaction Expenses and resulted in a change to the Adjustment Amount determined in accordance with Section 1.5.

 

7.4              Indemnification Procedures.

 

(a)               The Purchaser Representative shall have the sole right to act on behalf of the Indemnitees with respect to any indemnification claims made pursuant to this Article VII, including bringing and settling any indemnification claims hereunder and receiving any notices on behalf of the Indemnitees. The Seller Representative shall have the sole right to act on behalf of the Indemnitors with respect to any indemnification claims made pursuant to this Article VII, including defending and settling any indemnification claims hereunder and receiving any notices on behalf of the Indemnitors.

 

(b)               In order to make a claim for indemnification hereunder, the Purchaser Representative on behalf of an Indemnitee must provide written notice (a “Claim Notice”) of such claim to the Seller Representative on behalf of the Indemnitors and, prior to the Expiration Date, the Escrow Agent, which Claim Notice shall include (i) a reasonable description of the facts and circumstances which relate to the subject matter of such indemnification claim to the extent then known and (ii) the amount of Losses suffered by the Indemnitee in connection with the claim to the extent known or reasonably estimable (provided, that the Purchaser Representative may thereafter in good faith adjust the amount of Losses with respect to the claim by providing a revised Claim Notice to the Seller Representative (and, so long as any Escrow Property remains in the Escrow Account, the Escrow Agent); provided, that the copy of any Claim Notice provided to the Escrow Agent shall be redacted for any confidential or proprietary information of the Indemnitor or the Indemnitee described in clause (i).

 

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(c)               In the case of any claim for indemnification under this Article VII arising from a claim of a third party (including any Governmental Authority) (a “Third Party Claim”), the Purchaser Representative must give a Claim Notice with respect to such Third Party Claim to the Seller Representative promptly (but in no event later than thirty (30) days) after the Indemnitee’s receipt of notice of such Third Party Claim; provided, that the failure to give such notice will not relieve the Indemnitor of its indemnification obligations except to the extent that the defense of such Third Party Claim is materially and irrevocably prejudiced by the failure to give such notice. The Seller Representative will have the right to defend and to direct the defense against any such Third Party Claim in its name and at its expense, and with counsel selected by the Seller Representative unless (i) the Seller Representative fails to acknowledge fully to the Purchaser Representative the obligations of the Indemnitor to the Indemnitee within twenty (20) days after receiving notice of such Third Party Claim or contests, in whole or in part, its indemnification obligations therefor or (ii) at any time while such Third Party Claim is pending, (A) there is a conflict of interest between the Seller Representative on behalf of the Indemnitor and the Purchaser Representative on behalf of the Indemnitee in the conduct of such defense, (B) the applicable third party alleges a Fraud Claim, (C) such claim is criminal in nature, could reasonably be expected to lead to criminal proceedings, or seeks an injunction or other equitable relief against the Indemnitee or (D) the amount of the Third Party Claim exceeds or is reasonably expected to exceed the value of the remaining Escrow Property in the Escrow Account (after deducting any amounts for pending but unresolved indemnification claims and resolved but unpaid indemnification claims). If the Seller Representative on behalf of the Indemnitor elects, and is entitled, to compromise or defend such Third Party Claim, it will within twenty (20) days (or sooner, if the nature of the Third Party Claim so requires) notify the Purchaser Representative of its intent to do so, and the Purchaser Representative and the Indemnitee will, at the request and expense of the Seller Representative on behalf of the Indemnitor, cooperate in the defense of such Third Party Claim. If the Seller Representative on behalf of the Indemnitor elects not to, or at any time is not entitled under this Section 7.4 to, compromise or defend such Third Party Claim, fails to notify the Purchaser Representative of its election as herein provided or refuses to acknowledge or contests its obligation to indemnify under this Agreement, the Purchaser Representative on behalf of the Indemnitee may pay, compromise or defend such Third Party Claim. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, the Indemnitor will have no indemnification obligations with respect to any such Third Party Claim which is settled by the Indemnitee or the Purchaser Representative without the prior written consent of the Seller Representative on behalf of the Indemnitor (which consent will not be unreasonably withheld, delayed or conditioned); provided, however, that notwithstanding the foregoing, the Indemnitee will not be required to refrain from paying any Third Party Claim which has matured by a final, non-appealable Order, nor will it be required to refrain from paying any Third Party Claim where the delay in paying such claim would result in the foreclosure of a Lien upon any of the property or assets then held by the Indemnitee or where any delay in payment would cause the Indemnitee material economic loss. The Seller Representative’s right on behalf of the Indemnitor to direct the defense will include the right to compromise or enter into an agreement settling any Third Party Claim; provided, that no such compromise or settlement will obligate the Indemnitee to agree to any settlement that that requires the taking or restriction of any action (including the payment of money and competition restrictions) by the Indemnitee other than the execution of a release for such Third Party Claim and/or agreeing to be subject to customary confidentiality obligations in connection therewith, except with the prior written consent of the Purchaser Representative on behalf of the Indemnitee (such consent to be withheld, conditioned or delayed only for a good faith reason). Notwithstanding the Seller Representative’s right on behalf of the Indemnitor to compromise or settle in accordance with the immediately preceding sentence, the Seller Representative on behalf of the Indemnitor may not settle or compromise any Third Party Claim over the objection of the Purchaser Representative on behalf of the Indemnitee; provided, however, that consent by the Purchaser Representative on behalf of the Indemnitee to settlement or compromise will not be unreasonably withheld, delayed or conditioned. The Purchaser Representative on behalf of the Indemnitee will have the right to participate in the defense of any Third Party Claim with counsel selected by it subject to the Seller Representative’s right on behalf of the Indemnitor to direct the defense.

 

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(d)               With respect to any direct indemnification claim that is not a Third Party Claim, the Seller Representative on behalf of the Indemnitor will have a period of thirty (30) days after receipt of the Claim Notice to respond thereto. If the Seller Representative on behalf of the Indemnitor does not respond within such thirty (30) days, the Seller Representative on behalf of the Indemnitor will be deemed to have accepted responsibility for the Losses set forth in such Claim Notice subject to the limitations on indemnification set forth in this Article VII and will have no further right to contest the validity of such Claim Notice. If the Seller Representative on behalf of the Indemnitor responds within such thirty (30) days after the receipt of the Claim Notice and rejects such claim in whole or in part, the Purchaser Representative on behalf of the Indemnitee will be free to pursue such remedies as may be available under this Agreement (subject to Section 11.4), any Ancillary Documents or applicable Law.

 

7.5              Timing of Payment; Right to Set-Off; Recovery of Shares.

 

(a)               Any indemnification claims against the Indemnitors shall first be applied against the Escrow Shares and then against any other Escrow Property before any Indemnitor shall be required to make any out-of-pocket payment for indemnification. The sole source of recovery of the Indemnitees with respect to any indemnification claim made under clause (a) of Section 7.2 (other than claims for breach of any Special Representations or any Fraud Claims) shall be the Escrow Property in the Escrow Account.

 

(b)               Any indemnification obligation of an Indemnitor under this Article VII will be paid within five (5) Business Days after the determination of such obligation in accordance with Section 7.4 (and the Purchaser Representative and the Seller Representative will provide or cause to be provided to the Escrow Agent any written instructions or other information or documents required by the Escrow Agent to do so). Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, any indemnification payments will be made to the Purchaser or its successors. With respect to any indemnification payment, the value of each Escrow Share or any other Purchaser Class A Ordinary Shares for purposes of determining the indemnification payment shall be the Purchaser Share Price on the date that the indemnification claim is finally determined in accordance with this Article VII. Any Escrow Shares or other Purchaser Class A Ordinary Shares received by the Purchaser as an indemnification payment shall be promptly cancelled by the Purchaser after its receipt thereof.

 

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(c)               The provisions of this Article VII notwithstanding, at the sole discretion of the Purchaser Representative and without limiting any other rights of the Purchaser or any other Indemnitee under this Agreement or any Ancillary Document or at law or equity, to the extent that it is established that the Purchaser or another Indemnitee is entitled to indemnification hereunder, if a Indemnitor fails or refuses to promptly indemnify the Purchaser or such other Indemnitee as provided herein then the Purchaser may, at the sole election of the Purchaser Representative, (i) offset the full amount to which the Purchaser or such other Indemnitee is entitled, in whole or in part, by reducing the amount of any payment or other obligation due to the Sellers or such other Indemnitor pursuant to this Agreement or any Ancillary Document and/or (ii) claim a portion of the Purchaser Class A Ordinary Shares then owned by such Indemnitor up to an amount equal in value (based on the then current Purchaser Share Price) to the amount owed by such Indemnitor. In the event that such Indemnitor fails to promptly transfer any such Purchaser Class A Ordinary Shares pursuant to this Section 7.5 or any Purchaser Class A Ordinary Shares to the Purchaser pursuant to Section 1.5(c), the Purchaser Representative on behalf of the Purchaser shall be and hereby is authorized as the attorney-in-fact for such Indemnitor to transfer such Purchaser Class A Ordinary Shares to the proper recipient thereof as required by this Section 7.5 or Section 1.5(c) and may transfer such Purchaser Class A Ordinary Shares and cancel the share certificates for such Purchaser Class A Ordinary Shares on the books and records of the Purchaser and issue new share certificates to such transferee and may instruct its agents and any exchanges on which Purchaser Class A Ordinary Shares are listed or traded to do the same.

 

7.6              Exclusive Remedy. From and after the Closing, except with respect to Fraud Claims relating to any Target Company or any Seller or claims seeking injunctions, specific performance or other equitable relief (including pursuant to Section 11.7), or claims under the terms of the Ancillary Documents, indemnification pursuant to this Article VII shall be the sole and exclusive remedy for the Parties with respect to matters arising under this Agreement of any kind or nature, including for any misrepresentation or breach of any warranty, covenant, or other provision contained in this Agreement or in any certificate or instrument delivered pursuant to this Agreement or otherwise relating to the subject matter of this Agreement, including the negotiation and discussion thereof.

 

ARTICLE VIII
CLOSING CONDITIONS

 

8.1              Conditions to Each Party’s Obligations. The obligations of each Party to consummate the transactions described herein shall be subject to the satisfaction or written waiver (where permissible) by the Company and the Purchaser and the Seller Representative of the following conditions:

 

(a)               Required Purchaser Shareholder Approval. The Shareholder Approval Matters that are submitted to the vote of the shareholders of the Purchaser at the Shareholder Meeting in accordance with the Solicitation Documents shall have been approved by the requisite vote of the shareholders of the Purchaser at the Shareholder Meeting in accordance with the Purchaser Charter and the Solicitation Documents (the “Required Shareholder Vote”).

 

(b)               Antitrust Laws. Any waiting period (and any extension thereof) applicable to the consummation of this Agreement under any Antitrust Laws shall have expired or been terminated.

 

(c)               Requisite Regulatory Approvals. All Consents required to be obtained from or made with any Governmental Authority in order to consummate the transactions contemplated by this Agreement shall have been obtained or made.

 

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(d)               Requisite Consents. The Consents required to be obtained from or made with any third Person (other than a Governmental Authority) in order to consummate the transactions contemplated by this Agreement that are set forth in Schedule 8.1(d) shall have each been obtained or made.

 

(e)               No Law or Order. No Governmental Authority shall have enacted, issued, promulgated, enforced or entered any Law (whether temporary, preliminary or permanent) or Order that is then in effect and which has the effect of making the transactions or agreements contemplated by this Agreement illegal or which otherwise prevents or prohibits consummation of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement.

 

(f)                No Litigation. There shall not be any pending Action brought by a third-party non-Affiliate to enjoin or otherwise restrict the consummation of the Closing.

 

(g)               Appointment to the Board. The members of the Post-Closing Purchaser Board shall have been elected or appointed as of the Closing consistent with the requirements of Section 6.16.

 

(h)               Net Tangible Assets Test. Upon the Closing and after giving effect to the completion of the Closing Redemption, the Purchaser (together with the Target Companies on a combined basis ) shall have net tangible assets of at least $5,000,001.

 

(i)                 Nasdaq Listing. The Purchaser, immediately after the Closing and after giving effect to the conversion of the Purchaser Public Rights into Purchaser Class A Ordinary Shares and the Closing Redemption, the issuance of the Exchange Shares and any of the other transactions contemplated by this Agreement, shall have at least 300 round-lot shareholders, and the Purchaser and the Company shall have received reasonable evidence that the Purchaser Class A Ordinary Shares shall remain listed on Nasdaq immediately following the Closing.

 

8.2              Conditions to Obligations of the Company and the Sellers. In addition to the conditions specified in Section 8.1, the obligations of the Company and the Sellers to consummate the transactions contemplated by this Agreement are subject to the satisfaction or written waiver (by the Company and the Seller Representative) of the following conditions:

 

(a)               Representations and Warranties. All of the representations and warranties of the Purchaser set forth in this Agreement and in any certificate delivered by or on behalf of the Purchaser pursuant hereto shall be true and correct on and as of the date of this Agreement and on and as of the Closing Date as if made on the Closing Date, except for (i) those representations and warranties that address matters only as of a particular date (which representations and warranties shall have been accurate as of such date), and (ii) any failures to be true and correct that (without giving effect to any qualifications or limitations as to materiality or Material Adverse Effect), individually or in the aggregate, have not had, or would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect on, or with respect to, the Purchaser.

 

(b)               Agreements and Covenants. The Purchaser shall have performed in all material respects all of the Purchaser’s obligations and complied in all material respects with all of the Purchaser’s agreements and covenants under this Agreement to be performed or complied with by it on or prior to the Closing Date.

 

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(c)               No Material Adverse Effect. No Material Adverse Effect shall have occurred with respect to the Purchaser since the date of this Agreement which is continuing and uncured.

 

(d)               Closing Deliveries.

 

(i)                 Officer Certificate. The Purchaser shall have delivered to the Company a certificate, dated the Closing Date, signed by an executive officer of the Purchaser in such capacity, certifying as to the satisfaction of the conditions specified in Sections 8.2(a), 8.2(b) and 8.2(c).

 

(ii)              Officer Certificate. The Purchaser shall have delivered to the Company a certificate from its executive officer certifying as to, and attaching, (A) copies of the Purchaser’s Organizational Documents as in effect as of the Closing Date (prior to giving effect to the Amended Charter), (B) the resolutions of the Purchaser’s board of directors authorizing and approving the execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement and each of the Ancillary Documents to which it is a party or by which it is bound, and the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby and thereby, (C) evidence that the Required Shareholder Vote has been obtained and (D) the incumbency of officers of the Purchaser authorized to execute this Agreement or any Ancillary Document to which the Purchaser is or is required to be a party or otherwise bound.

 

(iii)            Good Standing. The Purchaser shall have delivered to the Company a good standing certificate (or similar documents applicable for such jurisdictions) for the Purchaser certified as of a date no earlier than sixty (60) days prior to the Closing Date from the proper Governmental Authority of the Purchaser’s jurisdiction of organization and from each other jurisdiction in which the Purchaser is qualified to do business as a foreign entity as of the Closing, in each case to the extent that good standing certificates or similar documents are generally available in such jurisdictions.

 

(iv)             Escrow Agreement. The Company shall have received a copy of the Escrow Agreement, duly executed by the Purchaser, the Purchaser Representative and the Escrow Agent.

 

(v)               Resignations. The Company shall have received written resignations, in forms satisfactory to the Company, dated as of the Closing Date and effective as of the Closing, executed by (X) all officers of Purchase and (Y) all persons serving as directors of Purchaser immediately prior to the Closing.

 

(vi)             Supplemental Listing. A supplemental listing shall have been filed with Nasdaq as of the Closing Date to list the shares constituting the Closing Merger Consideration.

 

(e)               Effectiveness of Certain Ancillary Documents. The Registration Rights Agreement shall be in full force and effect in accordance with the terms thereof as of the Closing.

 

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8.3              Conditions to Obligations of the Purchaser. In addition to the conditions specified in Section 8.1, the obligations of the Purchaser to consummate the transactions contemplated by this Agreement are subject to the satisfaction or written waiver (by the Purchaser) of the following conditions:

 

(a)               Representations and Warranties. All of the representations and warranties of the Company and the Sellers set forth in this Agreement and in any certificate delivered by the Company or any Seller pursuant hereto shall be true and correct on and as of the date of this Agreement and on and as of the Closing Date as if made on the Closing Date, except for (i) those representations and warranties that address matters only as of a particular date (which representations and warranties shall have been accurate as of such date), and (ii) any failures to be true and correct that (without giving effect to any qualifications or limitations as to materiality or Material Adverse Effect), individually or in the aggregate, have not had and would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect on, or with respect to, any Target Company or any Seller.

 

(b)               Agreements and Covenants. The Company and each Seller shall have performed in all material respects all of such Party’s obligations and complied in all material respects with all of such Party’s agreements and covenants under this Agreement to be performed or complied with by it on or prior to the Closing Date.

 

(c)               No Material Adverse Effect. No Material Adverse Effect shall have occurred with respect to any Target Company since the date of this Agreement which is continuing and uncured.

 

(d)               Closing Deliveries.

 

(i)                 Officer Certificate. The Purchaser shall have received a certificate from the Company, dated as the Closing Date, signed by an executive officer of the Company in such capacity, certifying as to the satisfaction of the conditions specified in Sections 8.3(a), 8.3(b) and 8.3(c).

 

(ii)              Seller Certificate. The Purchaser shall have received a certificate from each Seller, dated as of the Closing Date, signed by such Seller, certifying as to the satisfaction of the conditions specified in Sections 8.3(a) and 8.3(b) with respect to such Seller.

 

(iii)            Secretary Certificate. The Company shall have delivered to the Purchaser a certificate from its secretary or other executive officer certifying as to, and attaching, (A) copies of the Company’s Organizational Documents as in effect as of the Closing Date, (B) the resolutions of the Company’s board of directors and shareholders authorizing and approving the execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement and each of the Ancillary Documents to which it is a party or by which it is bound, and the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby and thereby, and (C) the incumbency of officers of the Company authorized to execute this Agreement or any Ancillary Document to which the Company is or is required to be a party or otherwise bound.

 

(iv)             Good Standing. The Company shall have delivered to the Purchaser good standing certificates (or similar documents applicable for such jurisdictions) for each Target Company certified as of a date no earlier than sixty (60) days prior to the Closing Date from the proper Governmental Authority of the Target Company’s jurisdiction of organization and from each other jurisdiction in which the Target Company is qualified to do business as a foreign corporation or other entity as of the Closing, in each case to the extent that good standing certificates or similar documents are generally available in such jurisdictions.

 

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(v)               Certified Company Charter. The Company shall have delivered to the Purchaser a copy of the Company Charter, as in effect as of the Closing, certified by the appropriate Governmental Authority of British Columbia, Canada as of a date no earlier than thirty (30) days prior to the Closing Date.

 

(vi)             Employment Agreements. The Purchaser shall have received employment agreements, in each case effective as of the Closing, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Purchaser and the Company (the “Employment Agreements”), between each of the persons set forth on Schedule 8.3(d)(vi) hereto and the applicable Target Company or the Purchaser, as noted in Schedule 8.3(d)(vi) hereto, each such Employment Agreement duly executed by the parties thereto.

 

(vii)          Escrow Agreement. The Purchaser shall have received a copy of the Escrow Agreement, duly executed by the Seller Representative and the Escrow Agent.

 

(viii)        Share Certificates and Transfer Instruments. The Purchaser shall have received from each Seller share certificates representing the Purchased Shares (or duly executed affidavits of lost share certificates in form and substance reasonably acceptable to the Purchaser and consistent with the BC Act), if applicable, together with executed instruments of transfer in respect of the Purchased Shares in favor of the Purchaser (or its nominee) and in form reasonably acceptable for transfer on the books of the Company.

 

(ix)             Registered Agent Letter. The Purchaser shall receive a copy of a letter, executed by all parties thereto, in the reasonably agreed form, to the Canadian registered agent of the Company from the client of record of such registered agent instructing it to take instruction from the Purchaser (or its nominees) from and after the Closing.

 

(x)               Termination of Certain Contracts. The Purchaser shall have received evidence reasonably acceptable to Purchaser that the Contracts set forth on Schedule 8.3(d)(xii) involving any of the Target Companies and/or Sellers or other Related Persons shall have been terminated with no further obligation or Liability of the Target Companies thereunder.

 

(e)               Certain Ancillary Documents. The Non-Competition Agreement, Lock-Up Agreement and the Registration Rights Agreement shall be in full force and effect in accordance with the terms thereof as of the Closing.

 

8.4              Frustration of Conditions. Notwithstanding anything contained herein to the contrary, no Party may rely on the failure of any condition set forth in this Article VIII to be satisfied if such failure was caused by the failure of such Party or its Affiliates (or with respect to the Company, any Target Company or Seller) to comply with or perform any of its covenants or obligations set forth in this Agreement.

 

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ARTICLE IX
TERMINATION AND EXPENSES

 

9.1              Termination. This Agreement may be terminated and the transactions contemplated hereby may be abandoned at any time prior to the Closing as follows:

 

(a)               by mutual written consent of the Purchaser and the Company;

 

(b)               by written notice by the Purchaser or the Company, if any of the conditions to the Closing set forth in Article VIII have not been satisfied or waived by July 30, 2021 (the “Outside Date”) provided, that if the Purchaser seeks and receives the approval of its shareholders for an Extension, the Purchaser shall have the right by providing written notice thereof to the Company to extent the Outside Date for an additional period equal to the shorter of (i) three additional months and (ii) the period ending on the last date for the Purchaser to consummate its initial Business Combination pursuant to such Extension); provided, however, the right to terminate this Agreement under this Section 9.1(b) shall not be available to a Party if the breach or violation by such Party or its Affiliates (or with respect to the Company, any Seller) of any representation, warranty, covenant or obligation under this Agreement was the cause of, or resulted in, the failure of the Closing to occur on or before the Outside Date;

 

(c)               by written notice by either the Purchaser or the Company, if a Governmental Authority of competent jurisdiction shall have issued an Order or taken any other action permanently restraining, enjoining or otherwise prohibiting the transactions contemplated by this Agreement, and such Order or other action has become final and non-appealable; provided, however, that the right to terminate this Agreement pursuant to this Section 9.1(c) shall not be available to a Party if the failure by such Party or its Affiliates (or with respect to the Company, any Seller) to comply with any provision of this Agreement has been a substantial cause of, or substantially resulted in, such action by such Governmental Authority;

 

(d)               by written notice by the Company to the Purchaser, if (i) there has been a breach by the Purchaser of any of its representations, warranties, covenants or agreements contained in this Agreement, or if any representation or warranty of the Purchaser shall have become untrue or inaccurate, in any case, which would result in a failure of a condition set forth in Section 8.2(a) or Section 8.2(b) to be satisfied (treating the Closing Date for such purposes as the date of this Agreement or, if later, the date of such breach), and (ii) the breach or inaccuracy is incapable of being cured or is not cured within the earlier of (A) twenty (20) days after written notice of such breach or inaccuracy is provided to the Purchaser by the Company or (B) the Outside Date; provided, that the Company shall not have the right to terminate this Agreement pursuant to this Section 9.1(d) if at such time the Company or any Seller is in material uncured breach of this Agreement;

 

(e)               by written notice by the Purchaser to the Company, if (i) there has been a breach by the Company or any Seller of any of their respective representations, warranties, covenants or agreements contained in this Agreement, or if any representation or warranty of such Parties shall have become untrue or inaccurate, in any case, which would result in a failure of a condition set forth in Section 8.3(a) or Section 8.3(b) to be satisfied (treating the Closing Date for such purposes as the date of this Agreement or, if later, the date of such breach), and (ii) the breach or inaccuracy is incapable of being cured or is not cured within the earlier of (A) twenty (20) days after written notice of such breach or inaccuracy is provided to the Company by the Purchaser or (B) the Outside Date; provided, that the Purchaser shall not have the right to terminate this Agreement pursuant to this Section 9.1(e) if at such time the Purchaser is in material uncured breach of this Agreement;

 

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(f)                by written notice by the Purchaser to the Company, if there shall have been a Material Adverse Effect on the Company following the date of this Agreement which is uncured and continuing; or

 

(g)               by written notice by either the Purchaser or the Company to the other, if the Shareholder Meeting (including any adjournment or postponement thereof) is held and has concluded, the shareholders of the Purchaser have duly voted, and the Required Shareholder Vote was not obtained.

 

9.2              Effect of Termination. This Agreement may only be terminated in the circumstances described in Section 9.1 and pursuant to a written notice delivered by the applicable Party to the other applicable Parties, which sets forth the basis for such termination, including the provision of Section 9.1 under which such termination is made. In the event of the valid termination of this Agreement pursuant to Section 9.1, this Agreement shall forthwith become void, and there shall be no Liability on the part of any Party or any of their respective Representatives, and all rights and obligations of each Party shall cease, except: (i) Sections 6.12, 6.13, 9.3, 9.4, 10.1, Article XI and this Section 9.2 shall survive the termination of this Agreement, and (ii) nothing herein shall relieve any Party from Liability for any willful breach of any representation, warranty, covenant or obligation under this Agreement or any Fraud Claim against such Party, in either case, prior to termination of this Agreement (in each case of clauses (i) and (ii) above, subject to Section 10.1). Without limiting the foregoing, and except as provided in Sections 9.3 and 9.4 and this Section 9.2, but subject to Section 10.1, and subject to the right to seek injunctions, specific performance or other equitable relief in accordance with Section 11.7, the Parties’ sole right prior to the Closing with respect to any breach of any representation, warranty, covenant or other agreement contained in this Agreement by another Party or with respect to the transactions contemplated by this Agreement shall be the right, if applicable, to terminate this Agreement pursuant to Section 9.1.

 

9.3              Fees and Expenses. Subject to Sections 6.17, 9.4, 10.1, 11.14 and 11.15 all Expenses incurred in connection with this Agreement and the transactions contemplated hereby shall be paid by the Party incurring such expenses. As used in this Agreement, “Expenses” shall include all out-of-pocket expenses (including all fees and expenses of counsel, accountants, investment bankers, financial advisors, financing sources, experts and consultants to a Party hereto or any of its Affiliates) incurred by a Party or on its behalf in connection with or related to the authorization, preparation, negotiation, execution or performance of this Agreement or any Ancillary Document related hereto and all other matters related to the consummation of this Agreement. With respect to Purchaser, Expenses shall include any and all deferred expenses (including fees or commissions payable to the underwriters and any legal fees) of the IPO upon consummation of a Business Combination and any expenses incurred in connection with any Extension.

 

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9.4              Termination Fee. Notwithstanding Section 9.3 above, in the event that there is a valid and effective termination of this Agreement by the Purchaser pursuant to Section 9.1(e), then the Company shall pay to the Purchaser a termination fee equal to Five Million U.S. Dollars ($5,000,000)(such aggregate amount, the “Termination Fee”). The Termination Fee shall be paid by wire transfer of immediately available funds to an account designated in writing by the Purchaser within ten (10) Business Days after the Purchaser delivers to the Company the amount of such Expenses, along with reasonable documentation in connection therewith. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement, the Parties expressly acknowledge and agree that, with respect to any termination of this Agreement in circumstances where the Termination Fee is payable, the payment of the Termination Fee shall, in light of the difficulty of accurately determining actual damages, constitute liquidated damages with respect to any claim for damages or any other claim which the Purchaser would otherwise be entitled to assert against the Company or any Seller or any of their respective Affiliates or any of their respective assets, or against any of their respective directors, officers, employees or shareholders with respect to this Agreement and the transactions contemplated hereby and shall constitute the sole and exclusive remedy available to the Purchaser, provided, that the foregoing shall not limit (x) the Company or any Sellers from Liability for any Fraud Claim relating to events occurring prior to termination of this Agreement or (y) the rights of the Purchaser to seek specific performance or other injunctive relief in lieu of terminating this Agreement.

 

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ARTICLE X
WAIVERS AND RELEASES

 

10.1          Waiver of Claims Against Trust. The Company and each Seller hereby acknowledges that it has read the IPO Prospectus and understands that the Purchaser has established the Trust Account containing the proceeds of the IPO and the overallotment shares acquired by the Purchaser’s underwriters and from certain private placements occurring simultaneously with the IPO (including interest accrued from time to time thereon) for the benefit of the Purchaser’s public shareholders (including overallotment shares acquired by the Purchaser’s underwriters) (the “Public Shareholders”) and that, except as otherwise described in the IPO Prospectus, the Purchaser may disburse monies from the Trust Account only: (a) to the Public Shareholders in the event they elect to redeem or convert their Purchaser Class A Ordinary Shares in connection with the consummation of the Purchaser’s initial business combination (as such term is used in the IPO Prospectus) (“Business Combination”) or in connection with an amendment to the Purchaser’s Organizational Documents to extend the Purchaser’s deadline to consummate its Business Combination, (b) to the Public Shareholders if the Purchaser fails to consummate a Business Combination within twelve (12) months from the closing of the IPO (or up to 21 months from the closing of the IPO if the Purchaser extends the period of time to consummate a Business Combination by the full amount of time and subject to extension by an amendment to the Purchaser’s Organizational Documents, (c) with respect to any interest income earned on the amounts held in the Trust Account, amounts necessary to pay for franchise and income taxes or (d) to the Purchaser after or concurrently with the consummation of its Business Combination. For and in consideration of the Purchaser entering into this Agreement and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, the Company and each Seller hereby agrees on behalf of itself and its Affiliates that, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement, none of the Company or any Seller, nor any of their respective Affiliates, do now or shall at any time hereafter have any right, title, interest or claim of any kind in or to any monies in the Trust Account or distributions therefrom, or make any claim against the Trust Account (including any distributions therefrom), regardless of whether such claim arises as a result of, in connection with or relating in any way to, this Agreement, any other proposed or actual business relationship between the Purchaser or any of its Representatives, on the one hand, and the Company or any Seller or any of their respective Representatives, on the other hand, or any other matter, and regardless of whether such claim arises based on contract, tort, equity or any other theory of legal liability (collectively, the “Released Claims”). The Company and each Seller on behalf of itself and its Affiliates hereby irrevocably waives any Released Claims that any such Party of any of its Affiliates may have against the Trust Account (including any distributions therefrom) now or in the future as a result of, or arising out of, any negotiations, contracts or agreements with Purchaser or its Representatives and will not seek recourse against the Trust Account (including any distributions therefrom) for any reason whatsoever (including for an alleged breach of this Agreement or any other agreement with Purchaser or its Affiliates). The Company and each Seller agrees and acknowledges that such irrevocable waiver is material to this Agreement and specifically relied upon by the Purchaser and its Affiliates to induce the Purchaser to enter in this Agreement, and the Company and each Seller further intends and understands such waiver to be valid, binding and enforceable against such Party and each of its Affiliates under applicable Law. To the extent that the Company, any Seller or any of their respective Affiliates commences any Action based upon, in connection with, relating to or arising out of any matter relating to the Purchaser or its Representatives, which proceeding seeks, in whole or in part, monetary relief against the Purchaser or its Representatives, the Company and each Seller hereby acknowledges and agrees that its and its Affiliates’ sole remedy shall be against funds held outside of the Trust Account and that such claim shall not permit such Party or any of its Affiliates (or any other Person claiming on any of their behalves or in lieu of them) to have any claim against the Trust Account (including any distributions therefrom) or any amounts contained therein. In the event that the Company, any Seller or any of their respective Affiliates commences any Action based upon, in connection with, relating to or arising out of any matter relating to the Purchaser or its Representatives which proceeding seeks, in whole or in part, relief against the Trust Account (including any distributions therefrom) or the Public Shareholders, whether in the form of money damages or injunctive relief, the Purchaser and its Representatives, as applicable, shall be entitled to recover from the commencing Person and its Affiliates the associated legal fees and costs in connection with any such Action, in the event the Purchaser or its Representatives, as applicable, prevails in such Action. This Section 10.1 shall survive termination of this Agreement for any reason and continue indefinitely.

 

10.2          Release and Covenant Not to Sue. Effective as of the Closing, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable Law, each Seller, on behalf of itself and its Affiliates that owns any share or other equity interest in or of such Seller (the “Releasing Persons”), hereby releases and discharges the Target Companies from and against any and all Actions, obligations, agreements, debts and Liabilities whatsoever, whether known or unknown, both at law and in equity, which such Releasing Person now has, has ever had or may hereafter have against the Target Companies arising on or prior to the Closing Date or on account of or arising out of any matter occurring on or prior to the Closing Date, including any rights to indemnification or reimbursement from a Target Company, whether pursuant to its Organizational Documents, Contract or otherwise, and whether or not relating to claims pending on, or asserted after, the Closing Date. From and after the Closing, each Releasing Person hereby irrevocably covenants to refrain from, directly or indirectly, asserting any Action, or commencing or causing to be commenced, any Action of any kind against the Target Companies or their respective Affiliates, based upon any matter purported to be released hereby. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, the releases and restrictions set forth herein shall not apply to any claims a Releasing Person may have against any party pursuant to the terms and conditions of this Agreement or any Ancillary Document or any of the other matters set forth on Schedule 10.2.

 

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ARTICLE XI
MISCELLANEOUS

 

11.1          Notices. All notices, consents, waivers and other communications hereunder shall be in writing and shall be deemed to have been duly given when delivered (i) in person, (ii) by facsimile or other electronic means, with affirmative confirmation of receipt, (iii) one Business Day after being sent, if sent by reputable, nationally recognized overnight courier service or (iv) three (3) Business Days after being mailed, if sent by registered or certified mail, pre-paid and return receipt requested, in each case to the applicable Party at the following addresses (or at such other address for a Party as shall be specified by like notice):

 

If to the Purchaser at or prior to the Closing, to:

 

Yunhong International
4 – 19/F, 126 Zhong Bei,

Wuchang District, Wuhan,

China, 43006
Attn: Patrick Orlando, CEO
Telephone No.: +86 131 4555 5555
Email: porlando@benesserecapital.com

with a copy (which will not constitute notice) to:

 

Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP
1345 Avenue of the Americas, 11th Floor
New York, New York 10105
Attn: Barry I. Grossman, Esq.
Facsimile No.: (212) 370-7889
Telephone No.: (212) 370-1300
Email: bigrossman@egsllp.com
 

If to the Purchaser Representative, to:

 

LF International Pte. Ltd.
470 North Bridge Road, #05-12

Bugis Cube – Singapore (188735)
Attention: Yubao Li
Telephone No.: 18086626600
Email: yubao.li@yunhongkg.com

with a copy (which will not constitute notice) to:

 

Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP
1345 Avenue of the Americas, 11th Floor
New York, New York 10105
Attn: Barry I. Grossman, Esq.
Facsimile No.: (212) 370-7889
Telephone No.: (212) 370-1300
Email: bigrossman@egsllp.com
 

 

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If to the Company at or prior to the Closing, to:

 

Giga Energy Inc.

 

282 Main Street, Suite B
Port Washington, NY 11050
Attention: Richard Frankel
Facsimile No.: (646) 879-9164
Telephone No.: (646) 879-9164
Email: Richard.Frankel@aresmotor.com

 

with a copy (which will not constitute notice) to:

 

Loeb & Loeb LLP
345 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10154
Attn: Mitchell S. Nussbaum, Esq.

Facsimile No.: (212) 407-4990

Telephone No.: (212) 407-4000

Email: mnussbaum@loeb.com

If to the Seller Representative or any Seller, to:

 

Yang Lan
Address: F2, Building B, No. 8 Dongfeng South Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100016, China
Attention: Yang Lan/Ivy Chen
Facsimile No.: +86-10-87762856-8002
Telephone No.: +86-18612450015

 

with a copy (which will not constitute notice) to:

 

Loeb & Loeb LLP
345 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10154
Attn: Mitchell S. Nussbaum, Esq.

Facsimile No.: (212) 407-4990

Telephone No.: (212) 407-4000

Email:mnussbaum@loeb.com

If to the Purchaser or the Company after the Closing, to:

 

Giga Energy Ltd.
282 Main Street, Suite B
Port Washington, NY 11050
Attention: Richard Frankel
Facsimile No.: (646) 879-9164
Telephone No.: (646) 879-9164
Email: Richard.Frankel@aresmotor.com
 

with a copy (which will not constitute notice) to:

 

Loeb & Loeb LLP
345 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10154
Attn: Mitchell S. Nussbaum, Esq.

Facsimile No.: (212) 407-4990

Telephone No.: (212) 407-4000
Email: mnussbaum@loeb.com

 

11.2          Binding Effect; Assignment. This Agreement and all of the provisions hereof shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the Parties hereto and their respective successors and permitted assigns. This Agreement shall not be assigned by operation of Law or otherwise without the prior written consent of Purchaser, the Company and the Seller Representative (and, if after the Closing, the Purchaser Representative), and any assignment without such consent shall be null and void; provided that no such assignment shall relieve the assigning Party of its obligations hereunder.

 

11.3          Third Parties. Except for the rights of the D&O Indemnified Persons set forth in Section 6.16(c), which the Parties acknowledge and agree are express third party beneficiaries of this Agreement, nothing contained in this Agreement or in any instrument or document executed by any party in connection with the transactions contemplated hereby shall create any rights in, or be deemed to have been executed for the benefit of, any Person that is not a Party hereto or thereto or a successor or permitted assign of such a Party.

 

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11.4          Arbitration. Any and all disputes, controversies and claims (other than disputes subject to the procedures under Section 1.5 or applications for a temporary restraining order, preliminary injunction, permanent injunction or other equitable relief or application for enforcement of a resolution under this Section 11.4) arising out of, related to, or in connection with this Agreement or the transactions contemplated hereby (a “Dispute”) shall be governed by this Section 11.4. A party must, in the first instance, provide written notice of any Disputes to the other parties subject to such Dispute, which notice must provide a reasonably detailed description of the matters subject to the Dispute. The parties involved in such Dispute shall seek to resolve the Dispute on an amicable basis within ten (10) Business Days of the notice of such Dispute being received by such other parties subject to such Dispute; the “Resolution Period”); provided, that if any Dispute would reasonably be expected to have become moot or otherwise irrelevant if not decided within sixty (60) days after the occurrence of such Dispute, then there shall be no Resolution Period with respect to such Dispute. Any Dispute that is not resolved during the Resolution Period may immediately be referred to and finally resolved by arbitration pursuant to the then-existing Expedited Procedures (as defined in the AAA Procedures) of the Commercial Arbitration Rules (the “AAA Procedures”) of the AAA. Any party involved in such Dispute may submit the Dispute to the AAA to commence the proceedings after the Resolution Period. To the extent that the AAA Procedures and this Agreement are in conflict, the terms of this Agreement shall control. The arbitration shall be conducted by one arbitrator nominated by the AAA promptly (but in any event within five (5) Business Days) after the submission of the Dispute to the AAA and reasonably acceptable to each party subject to the Dispute, which arbitrator shall be a commercial lawyer with substantial experience arbitrating disputes under acquisition agreements. The arbitrator shall accept his or her appointment and begin the arbitration process promptly (but in any event within five (5) Business Days) after his or her nomination and acceptance by the parties subject to the Dispute. The proceedings shall be streamlined and efficient. The arbitrator shall decide the Dispute in accordance with the substantive law of the state of New York. Time is of the essence. Each party subject to the Dispute shall submit a proposal for resolution of the Dispute to the arbitrator within twenty (20) days after confirmation of the appointment of the arbitrator. The arbitrator shall have the power to order any party to do, or to refrain from doing, anything consistent with this Agreement, the Ancillary Documents and applicable Law, including to perform its contractual obligation(s); provided, that the arbitrator shall be limited to ordering pursuant to the foregoing power (and, for the avoidance of doubt, shall order) the relevant party (or parties, as applicable) to comply with only one or the other of the proposals. The arbitrator’s award shall be in writing and shall include a reasonable explanation of the arbitrator’s reason(s) for selecting one or the other proposal. The seat of arbitration shall be in New York County, State of New York. The language of the arbitration shall be English.

 

11.5          Governing Law; Jurisdiction. This Agreement shall be governed by, construed and enforced in accordance with the Laws of the State of New York without regard to the conflict of laws principles thereof. Subject to Section 11.4, all Actions arising out of or relating to this Agreement shall be heard and determined exclusively in any state or federal court located in New York, New York (or in any appellate court thereof) (the “Specified Courts”). Subject to Section 11.4, each Party hereto hereby (a) submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of any Specified Court for the purpose of any Action arising out of or relating to this Agreement brought by any Party hereto and (b) irrevocably waives, and agrees not to assert by way of motion, defense or otherwise, in any such Action, any claim that it is not subject personally to the jurisdiction of the above-named courts, that its property is exempt or immune from attachment or execution, that the Action is brought in an inconvenient forum, that the venue of the Action is improper, or that this Agreement or the transactions contemplated hereby may not be enforced in or by any Specified Court. Each Party agrees that a final judgment in any Action shall be conclusive and may be enforced in other jurisdictions by suit on the judgment or in any other manner provided by Law. Each Party irrevocably consents to the service of the summons and complaint and any other process in any other Action relating to the transactions contemplated by this Agreement, on behalf of itself, or its property, by personal delivery of copies of such process to such Party at the applicable address set forth in Section 11.1. Nothing in this Section 11.5 shall affect the right of any Party to serve legal process in any other manner permitted by Law.

 

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11.6          Waiver of Jury Trial. Each of the Parties hereto hereby waives to the fullest extent permitted by applicable Law any right it may have to a trial by jury with respect to any Action directly or indirectly arising out of, under or in connection with this Agreement or the transactions contemplated hereby. Each Party hereto (a) certifies that no Representative of any other Party has represented, expressly or otherwise, that such other Party would not, in the event of any Action, seek to enforce that foregoing waiver and (b) acknowledges that it and the other Parties hereto have been induced to enter into this Agreement by, among other things, the mutual waivers and certifications in this Section 11.6.

 

11.7          Specific Performance. Each Party acknowledges that the rights of each Party to consummate the transactions contemplated hereby are unique, recognizes and affirms that in the event of a breach of this Agreement by any Party, money damages may be inadequate and the non-breaching Parties may have not adequate remedy at law, and agree that irreparable damage would occur in the event that any of the provisions of this Agreement were not performed by an applicable Party in accordance with their specific terms or were otherwise breached. Accordingly, each Party shall be entitled to seek an injunction or restraining order to prevent breaches of this Agreement and to seek to enforce specifically the terms and provisions hereof, without the requirement to post any bond or other security or to prove that money damages would be inadequate, this being in addition to any other right or remedy to which such Party may be entitled under this Agreement, at law or in equity.

 

11.8          Severability. In case any provision in this Agreement shall be held invalid, illegal or unenforceable in a jurisdiction, such provision shall be modified or deleted, as to the jurisdiction involved, only to the extent necessary to render the same valid, legal and enforceable, and the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions hereof shall not in any way be affected or impaired thereby nor shall the validity, legality or enforceability of such provision be affected thereby in any other jurisdiction. Upon such determination that any term or other provision is invalid, illegal or incapable of being enforced, the Parties will substitute for any invalid, illegal or unenforceable provision a suitable and equitable provision that carries out, so far as may be valid, legal and enforceable, the intent and purpose of such invalid, illegal or unenforceable provision.

 

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11.9         Amendment. This Agreement may be amended, supplemented or modified only by execution of a written instrument signed by the Purchaser, the Company, the Seller Representative and, if after the Closing, the Purchaser Representative.

 

11.10         Waiver. The Purchaser on behalf of itself and its Affiliates, the Company on behalf of itself and its Affiliates, and the Seller Representative on behalf of itself and the Sellers, may in its sole discretion (i) extend the time for the performance of any obligation or other act of any other non-Affiliated Party hereto, (ii) waive any inaccuracy in the representations and warranties by such other non-Affiliated Party contained herein or in any document delivered pursuant hereto and (iii) waive compliance by such other non-Affiliated Party with any covenant or condition contained herein. Any such extension or waiver shall be valid only if set forth in an instrument in writing signed by the Party or Parties to be bound thereby. Notwithstanding the foregoing, no failure or delay by a Party in exercising any right hereunder shall operate as a waiver thereof nor shall any single or partial exercise thereof preclude any other or further exercise of any other right hereunder. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any waiver of any provision of this Agreement after the Closing by the Purchaser shall require the prior written consent of the Purchaser Representative.

 

11.11        Entire Agreement. This Agreement and the documents or instruments referred to herein, including any exhibits, annexes and schedules attached hereto, which exhibits, annexes and schedules are incorporated herein by reference, together with the Ancillary Documents, embody the entire agreement and understanding of the Parties hereto in respect of the subject matter contained herein. There are no restrictions, promises, representations, warranties, covenants or undertakings, other than those expressly set forth or referred to herein or the documents or instruments referred to herein, which collectively supersede all prior agreements and the understandings among the Parties with respect to the subject matter contained herein.

 

11.12       Interpretation. The table of contents and the Article and Section headings contained in this Agreement are solely for the purpose of reference, are not part of the agreement of the Parties and shall not in any way affect the meaning or interpretation of this Agreement. In this Agreement, unless the context otherwise requires: (a) any pronoun used in this Agreement shall include the corresponding masculine, feminine or neuter forms, and words in the singular form, including any defined terms, include the plural and vice versa; (b) reference to any Person includes such Person’s successors and assigns but, if applicable, only if such successors and assigns are permitted by this Agreement, and reference to a Person in a particular capacity excludes such Person in any other capacity; (c) any accounting term used and not otherwise defined in this Agreement or any Ancillary Document has the meaning assigned to such term in accordance with GAAP; (d) “including” (and with correlative meaning “include”) means including without limiting the generality of any description preceding or succeeding such term and shall be deemed in each case to be followed by the words “without limitation”; (e) the words “herein,” “hereto,” and “hereby” and other words of similar import in this Agreement shall be deemed in each case to refer to this Agreement as a whole and not to any particular Section or other subdivision of this Agreement; (f) the word “if” and other words of similar import when used herein shall be deemed in each case to be followed by the phrase “and only if”; (g) the term “or” means “and/or”; (h) any reference to the term “ordinary course” or “ordinary course of business” shall be deemed in each case to be followed by the words “consistent with past practice”; (i) any agreement, instrument, insurance policy, Law or Order defined or referred to herein or in any agreement or instrument that is referred to herein means such agreement, instrument, insurance policy, Law or Order as from time to time amended, modified or supplemented, including (in the case of agreements or instruments) by waiver or consent and (in the case of statutes, regulations, rules or orders) by succession of comparable successor statutes, regulations, rules or orders and references to all attachments thereto and instruments incorporated therein; (j) except as otherwise indicated, all references in this Agreement to the words “Section,” “Article”, “Schedule”, “Exhibit” and “Annex” are intended to refer to Sections, Articles, Schedules, Exhibits and Annexes to this Agreement; and (k) the term “Dollars” or “$” means United States dollars. Any reference in this Agreement or any Ancillary Document to a Person’s (i) directors shall include any member of such Person’s governing body, (ii) officers shall include any Person filling a substantially similar position for such Person or (iii) shareholders or stockholders shall include any applicable owners of the equity interests of such Person, in whatever form. The Parties have participated jointly in the negotiation and drafting of this Agreement. Consequently, in the event an ambiguity or question of intent or interpretation arises, this Agreement shall be construed as if drafted jointly by the Parties hereto, and no presumption or burden of proof shall arise favoring or disfavoring any party by virtue of the authorship of any provision of this Agreement. To the extent that any Contract, document, certificate or instrument is represented and warranted to by the Company to be given, delivered, provided or made available by the Company, in order for such Contract, document, certificate or instrument to have been deemed to have been given, delivered, provided and made available to the Purchaser or its Representatives, such Contract, document, certificate or instrument shall have been posted to the electronic data site maintained on behalf of the Company or otherwise delivered by email to the Purchase or its Representatives, for the benefit of the Purchaser and its Representatives and the Purchaser or its Representatives have been given access to the electronic folders containing such information.

 

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11.13      Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed and delivered (including by facsimile or other electronic transmission) in one or more counterparts, and by the different Parties hereto in separate counterparts, each of which when executed shall be deemed to be an original but all of which taken together shall constitute one and the same agreement.

11.14      Purchaser Representative.

(a)               The Purchaser, on behalf of itself and its Subsidiaries, successors and assigns, by execution and delivery of this Agreement, hereby irrevocably appoints LF International Pte. Ltd., in the capacity as the Purchaser Representative, as each such Person’s agent, attorney-in-fact and representative, with full power of substitution to act in the name, place and stead of such Person, to act on behalf of such Person from and after the Closing in connection with: (i) bringing, managing, controlling, defending and settling on behalf of an Indemnitee any indemnification claims by any of them under Article VII, including controlling, defending, managing, settling and participating in any Third Party Claim in accordance with Section 7.4; (ii) acting on behalf of such Person under the Escrow Agreement; (iii) making on behalf of such Person any determinations and taking all actions on their behalf relating to the determination of the Adjustment Amount and the adjustment to the number of Exchange Shares under Section 1.5, and in each case any disputes with respect thereto; (iv) terminating, amending or waiving on behalf of such Person any provision of this Agreement or any Ancillary Documents to which the Purchaser Representative is a party; (v) signing on behalf of such Person any releases or other documents with respect to any dispute or remedy arising under this Agreement or any Ancillary Documents to which the Purchaser Representative is a party; (vi) employing and obtaining the advice of legal counsel, accountants and other professional advisors as the Purchaser Representative, in its reasonable discretion, deems necessary or advisable in the performance of its duties as the Purchaser Representative and to rely on their advice and counsel; (vii) incurring and paying reasonable out-of-pocket costs and expenses, including fees of brokers, attorneys and accountants incurred pursuant to the transactions contemplated hereby, and any other reasonable out-of-pocket fees and expenses allocable or in any way relating to such transaction or any post-Closing consideration adjustment or indemnification claim; and (viii) otherwise enforcing the rights and obligations of any such Persons under this Agreement and the Ancillary Documents to which the Purchaser Representative is a party, including giving and receiving all notices and communications hereunder or thereunder on behalf of such Person; provided, that the Parties acknowledge that the Purchaser Representative is specifically authorized and directed to act on behalf of, and for the benefit of, the holders of Purchaser Securities (other than the Sellers and their respective successors and assigns). All decisions and actions by the Purchaser Representative, including any agreement between the Purchaser Representative and the Seller Representative, the Company, any Seller or other Indemnitor relating to the defense or settlement of any indemnification claims for which an Indemnitor may be required to indemnify an Indemnitee pursuant to Article VII shall be binding upon the Purchaser and its Subsidiaries, successors and assigns, and neither they nor any other Party shall have the right to object, dissent, protest or otherwise contest the same. The provisions of this Section 11.14 are irrevocable and coupled with an interest. The Purchaser Representative hereby accepts its appointment and authorization as the Purchaser Representative under this Agreement.

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(b)               The Purchaser Representative shall not be liable for any act done or omitted under this Agreement or any Ancillary Document as the Purchaser Representative while acting in good faith and without willful misconduct or gross negligence, and any act done or omitted pursuant to the advice of counsel shall be conclusive evidence of such good faith. The Purchaser shall indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Purchaser Representative from and against any and all Losses incurred without gross negligence, bad faith or willful misconduct on the part of the Purchaser Representative (in its capacity as such) and arising out of or in connection with the acceptance or administration of the Purchaser Representative’s duties under this Agreement or any Ancillary Document, including the reasonable fees and expenses of any legal counsel retained by the Purchaser Representative. In no event shall the Purchaser Representative in such capacity be liable hereunder or in connection herewith for any indirect, punitive, special or consequential damages. The Purchaser Representative shall be fully protected in relying upon any written notice, demand, certificate or document that it in good faith believes to be genuine, including facsimiles or copies thereof, and no Person shall have any Liability for relying on the Purchaser Representative in the foregoing manner. In connection with the performance of its rights and obligations hereunder, the Purchaser Representative shall have the right at any time and from time to time to select and engage, at the reasonable cost and expense of the Purchaser, attorneys, accountants, investment bankers, advisors, consultants and clerical personnel and obtain such other professional and expert assistance, maintain such records and incur other reasonable out-of-pocket expenses, as the Purchaser Representative may reasonably deem necessary or appropriate from time to time. All of the indemnities, immunities, releases and powers granted to the Purchaser Representative under this Section 11.14 shall survive the Closing and continue indefinitely.

(c)               The Person serving as the Purchaser Representative may resign upon ten (10) days’ prior written notice to the Purchaser and the Seller Representative, provided, that the Purchaser Representative appoints in writing a replacement Purchaser Representative. Each successor Purchaser Representative shall have all of the power, authority, rights and privileges conferred by this Agreement upon the original Purchaser Representative, and the term “Purchaser Representative” as used herein shall be deemed to include any such successor Purchaser Representatives.

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11.15      Seller Representative.

(a)               By the execution and delivery of this Agreement, each Seller, on behalf of itself and its successors and assigns, hereby irrevocably constitutes and appoints Yang Lan, in the capacity as the Seller Representative, as the true and lawful agent and attorney-in-fact of such Seller with full powers of substitution to act in the name, place and stead of thereof with respect to the performance on behalf of such Person under the terms and provisions of this Agreement and the Ancillary Documents to which the Seller Representative is a party, as the same may be from time to time amended, and to do or refrain from doing all such further acts and things, and to execute all such documents on behalf of such Person, if any, as the Seller Representative will deem necessary or appropriate in connection with any of the transactions contemplated under this Agreement or any of the Ancillary Documents to which the Seller Representative is a party, including: (i) managing, controlling, defending and settling on behalf of an Indemnitor any indemnification claims against any of them under Article VII, including controlling, defending, managing, settling and participating in any Third Party Claim in accordance with Section 7.4; (ii) acting on behalf of such Person under the Escrow Agreement; (iii) making on behalf of such Person any determinations and taking all actions on their behalf relating to the determination of the Adjustment Amount and the adjustment to the number of Exchange Shares under Section 1.5, and in each case any disputes with respect thereto; (iv) terminating, amending or waiving on behalf of such Person any provision of this Agreement or any Ancillary Documents to which the Seller Representative is a party (provided, that any such action, if material to the rights and obligations of Sellers in the reasonable judgment of the Seller Representative, will be taken in the same manner with respect to all Sellers unless otherwise agreed by each Seller who is subject to any disparate treatment of a potentially material and adverse nature); (v) signing on behalf of such Person any releases or other documents with respect to any dispute or remedy arising under this Agreement or any Ancillary Documents to which the Seller Representative is a party; (vi) employing and obtaining the advice of legal counsel, accountants and other professional advisors as the Seller Representative, in its reasonable discretion, deems necessary or advisable in the performance of its duties as the Seller Representative and to rely on their advice and counsel; (vii) incurring and paying reasonable out-of-pocket costs and expenses, including fees of brokers, attorneys and accountants incurred pursuant to the transactions contemplated hereby, and any other reasonable out-of-pocket fees and expenses allocable or in any way relating to such transaction or any indemnification claim, whether incurred prior or subsequent to Closing; (viii) receiving all or any portion of the consideration provided to the Sellers under this Agreement and to distribute the same to the Sellers in accordance with their Pro Rata Shares; and (ix) otherwise enforcing the rights and obligations of any such Persons under this Agreement and the Ancillary Documents to which the Seller Representative is a party, including giving and receiving all notices and communications hereunder or thereunder on behalf of such Person. All decisions and actions by the Seller Representative, including any agreement between the Seller Representative and the Purchaser Representative, the Purchaser or any other Indemnitee relating to the defense or settlement of any indemnification claims for which an Indemnitor may be required to indemnify an Indemnitee pursuant to Article VII, shall be binding upon the Sellers and their respective successors and assigns, and neither they nor any other Party shall have the right to object, dissent, protest or otherwise contest the same. The provisions of this Section 11.14 are irrevocable and coupled with an interest. The Seller Representative hereby accepts its appointment and authorization as the Seller Representative under this Agreement

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(b)               Any other Person, including the Purchaser Representative, the Purchaser, the Company, the Indemnitees and the Indemnitors may conclusively and absolutely rely, without inquiry, upon any actions of the Seller Representative as the acts of the Sellers hereunder or any Ancillary Document to which the Seller Representative is a party. The Purchaser Representative, the Purchaser, the Company and each Indemnitee and Indemnitor shall be entitled to rely conclusively on the instructions and decisions of the Seller Representative as to (i) the settlement of any indemnification claims by an Indemnitee pursuant to Article VII, (ii) any payment instructions provided by the Seller Representative or (iii) any other actions required or permitted to be taken by the Seller Representative hereunder, and no Seller nor any other Indemnitor shall have any cause of action against the Purchaser Representative, the Purchaser, the Company or any Indemnitee for any action taken by any of them in reliance upon the instructions or decisions of the Seller Representative. The Purchaser Representative, the Purchaser, the Company and the Indemnitees shall not have any Liability to any Seller or other Indemnitor for any allocation or distribution among the Sellers by the Seller Representative of payments made to or at the direction of the Seller Representative. All notices or other communications required to be made or delivered to a Seller under this Agreement or any Ancillary Document to which the Seller Representative is a party shall be made to the Seller Representative for the benefit of such Seller, and any notices so made shall discharge in full all notice requirements of the other parties hereto or thereto to such Seller with respect thereto. All notices or other communications required to be made or delivered by a Seller shall be made by the Seller Representative (except for a notice under Section 11.15(d) of the replacement of the Seller Representative).

(c)               The Seller Representative will act for the Sellers on all of the matters set forth in this Agreement in the manner the Seller Representative believes to be in the best interest of the Sellers, but the Seller Representative will not be responsible to the Sellers for any Losses that any Seller or other Indemnitor may suffer by reason of the performance by the Seller Representative of the Seller Representative’s duties under this Agreement, other than Losses arising from the bad faith, gross negligence or willful misconduct by the Seller Representative in the performance of its duties under this Agreement. The Sellers do hereby jointly and severally agree to indemnify, defend and hold the Seller Representative harmless from and against any and all Losses reasonably incurred or suffered as a result of the performance of the Seller Representative’s duties under this Agreement, except for any such liability arising out of the bad faith, gross negligence or willful misconduct of the Seller Representative. In no event shall the Seller Representative in such capacity be liable to the Sellers hereunder or in connection herewith for any indirect, punitive, special or consequential damages. The Seller Representative shall not be liable for any act done or omitted under this Agreement or any Ancillary Document as the Seller Representative while acting in good faith and without willful misconduct or gross negligence, and any act done or omitted pursuant to the advice of counsel shall be conclusive evidence of such good faith. The Seller Representative shall be fully protected in relying upon any written notice, demand, certificate or document that it in good faith believes to be genuine, including facsimiles or copies thereof, and no Person shall have any Liability for relying on the Seller Representative in the foregoing manner. In connection with the performance of its rights and obligations hereunder, the Seller Representative shall have the right at any time and from time to time to select and engage, at the reasonable cost and expense of the Sellers, attorneys, accountants, investment bankers, advisors, consultants and clerical personnel and obtain such other professional and expert assistance, maintain such records and incur other reasonable out-of-pocket expenses, as the Seller Representative may reasonably deem necessary or appropriate from time to time, but the Seller Representative will not be entitled to any fee, commission or other compensation for the performance of its services hereunder. All of the indemnities, immunities, releases and powers granted to the Seller Representative under this Section 11.15 shall survive the Closing and continue indefinitely.

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(d)               If the Seller Representative shall die, become disabled, dissolve, resign or otherwise be unable or unwilling to fulfill its responsibilities as representative and agent of Sellers, then the Sellers shall, within ten (10) days after such death, disability, dissolution, resignation or other event, appoint a successor Seller Representative (by vote or written consent of the Sellers holding in the aggregate a Pro Rata Share in excess of fifty percent (50%)), and promptly thereafter (but in any event within two (2) Business Days after such appointment) notify the Purchaser Representative and the Purchaser in writing of the identity of such successor. Any such successor so appointed shall become the “Seller Representative” for purposes of this Agreement.

11.16      Legal Representation. The Parties agree that, notwithstanding the fact that EGS may have, prior to Closing, jointly represented the Purchaser and the Sponsor in connection with this Agreement and the Ancillary Documents, and has also represented the Purchaser, the Sponsor and their respective Affiliates in connection with matters other than the transaction that is the subject of this Agreement, EGS will be permitted in the future, after Closing, to represent one or more of the Sponsor or any subsequent Purchaser Representative or their respective Affiliates in connection with matters in which such Persons are adverse to the Purchaser or any of its Affiliates, including any disputes arising out of, or related to, this Agreement. The Company, the Sellers and the Seller Representative, who are or have the right to be represented by independent counsel in connection with the transactions contemplated by this Agreement, hereby agree, in advance, to waive (and to cause their Affiliates to waive) any actual or potential conflict of interest that may hereafter arise in connection with EGS’s future representation of one or more of the Sponsor, any subsequent Purchaser Representative or their respective Affiliates in which the interests of such Person are adverse to the interests of the Purchaser, the Company, the Sellers and/or the Seller Representative or any of their respective Affiliates, including any matters that arise out of this Agreement or that are substantially related to this Agreement or to any prior representation by EGS of the Purchaser, the Sponsor, any subsequent Purchaser Representative or any of their respective Affiliates. The Parties acknowledge and agree that, for the purposes of the attorney-client privilege, the Purchaser Representative shall be deemed the client of EGS with respect to the negotiation, execution and performance of this Agreement and the Ancillary Documents. All such communications shall remain privileged after the Closing and the privilege and the expectation of client confidence relating thereto shall belong solely to the Purchaser Representative, shall be controlled by the Purchaser Representative and shall not pass to or be claimed by the Purchaser; provided, further, that nothing contained herein shall be deemed to be a waiver by the Purchaser or any of its Affiliates of any applicable privileges or protections that can or may be asserted to prevent disclosure of any such communications to any third party.

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ARTICLE XII

DEFINITIONS

12.1          Certain Definitions. For purpose of this Agreement, the following capitalized terms have the following meanings:

AAA” means the American Arbitration Association or any successor entity conducting arbitrations.

Accounting Principles” means in accordance with GAAP as in effect at the date of the financial statement to which it refers or if there is no such financial statement, then as of the Closing Date, using and applying the same accounting principles, practices, procedures, policies and methods (with consistent classifications, judgments, elections, inclusions, exclusions and valuation and estimation methodologies) used and applied by the Target Companies in the preparation of the latest audited Company Financials. In any event, the Accounting Principles (i) shall not include any purchase accounting or other adjustment arising out of the consummation of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement, (ii) shall be based on facts and circumstances as they exist at or prior to the Closing and shall exclude the effect of any act, decision or event occurring after the Closing (provided, that any accounts receivable as of the Closing that are determined after the Closing to be uncollectible will be taken into account for purposes of the Closing Statement and the determination of the number of final Exchange Shares issued) and (iii) shall follow the defined terms contained in this Agreement.

Action” means any claim, demand, charge, action, suit, litigation, settlement, complaint, stipulation, assessment or arbitration, or any inquiry, hearing, proceeding or investigation, by or before any Governmental Authority.

Affiliate” means, with respect to any Person, any other Person directly or indirectly Controlling, Controlled by, or under common Control with such Person. For the avoidance of doubt, the Sponsor shall be deemed to be an Affiliate of the Purchaser prior to the Closing.

Ancillary Documents” means each agreement, instrument or document attached hereto as an Exhibit, including the Non-Competition Agreement, the Lock-Up Agreements, the Registration Rights Agreement, the Escrow Agreement and the Incentive Plan, and the other agreements, certificates and instruments to be executed or delivered by any of the parties hereto in connection with or pursuant to this Agreement, including the Amended Charter and the Employment Agreements.

Benefit Plans” of any Person means any and all deferred compensation, executive compensation, incentive compensation, equity purchase or other equity-based compensation plan, employment or consulting, severance or termination pay, holiday, vacation or other bonus plan or practice, hospitalization or other medical, life or other insurance, supplemental unemployment benefits, profit sharing, pension, or retirement plan, program, agreement, commitment or arrangement, and each other employee benefit plan, program, agreement or arrangement, including each “employee benefit plan” as such term is defined under Section 3(3) of ERISA, maintained or contributed to or required to be contributed to by a Person for the benefit of any employee or terminated employee of such Person, or with respect to which such Person has any Liability, whether direct or indirect, actual or contingent, whether formal or informal, and whether legally binding or not.

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BC ACT” means the Business Corporations Act (British Columbia), Canada, SBC 2002, c 57, as amended.

Business Day” means any day other than a Saturday, Sunday or a legal holiday on which commercial banking institutions in New York, New York, Cayman Islands or China are authorized to close for business, excluding as a result of “stay at home”, “shelter-in-place”, “non-essential employee” or any other similar orders or restrictions or the closure of any physical branch locations at the direction of any governmental authority so long as the electronic funds transfer systems, including for wire transfers, of commercially banking institutions in New York, New York are generally open for use by customers on such day.

Cayman Islands Act” means the Cayman Islands Companies Act (2021 Revision), as amended.

Closing Net Indebtedness” means, as of the Reference Time, (i) the aggregate amount of all Indebtedness of the Target Companies, less (ii) the aggregate amount of the cash and cash equivalents of the Target Companies (on hand or in bank accounts, including deposits in transit, minus the aggregate amount of outstanding and unpaid checks issued by or on behalf of a Target Company as of such time), each on a consolidated basis and as determined in accordance with the Accounting Principles. Closing Net Indebtedness shall not include (i) any liability included in the computation of Net Working Capital, (ii) any intercompany Indebtedness among Target Companies, (iii) any amount included in Transaction Expenses or (iv) Indebtedness to be repaid prior to Closing.

Code” means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, and any successor statute thereto, as amended. Reference to a specific section of the Code shall include such section and any valid treasury regulation promulgated thereunder.

Company Charter” means the notice of articles of the Company, as amended and in effect under the BC Act.

Company Confidential Information” means all confidential or proprietary documents and information concerning the Target Companies or the Sellers or any of their respective Representatives, furnished in connection with this Agreement or the transactions contemplated hereby; provided, however, that Company Confidential Information shall not include any information which, (i) at the time of disclosure by the Purchaser or its Representatives, is generally available publicly and was not disclosed in breach of this Agreement or (ii) at the time of the disclosure by the Company, the Sellers or their respective Representatives to the Purchaser or its Representatives was previously known by such receiving party without violation of Law or any confidentiality obligation by the Person receiving such Company Confidential Information.

Company Common Shares” means the common shares, of the Company.

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Consent” means any consent, approval, waiver, authorization or Permit of, or notice to or declaration or filing with any Governmental Authority or any other Person.

Contracts” means all contracts, agreements, binding arrangements, bonds, notes, indentures, mortgages, debt instruments, purchase order, licenses (and all other contracts, agreements or binding arrangements concerning Intellectual Property), franchises, leases and other instruments or obligations of any kind, written or oral (including any amendments and other modifications thereto).

Control” of a Person means the possession, directly or indirectly, of the power to direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of such Person, whether through the ownership of voting securities, by contract, or otherwise. “Controlled”, “Controlling” and “under common Control with” have correlative meanings. Without limiting the foregoing a Person (the “Controlled Person”) shall be deemed Controlled by (a) any other Person (i) owning beneficially, as meant in Rule 13d-3 under the Exchange Act, securities entitling such Person to cast ten percent (10%) or more of the votes for election of directors or equivalent governing authority of the Controlled Person or (ii) entitled to be allocated or receive ten percent (10%) or more of the profits, losses, or distributions of the Controlled Person; (b) an officer, director, general partner, partner (other than a limited partner), manager, or member (other than a member having no management authority that is not a Person described in clause (a) above) of the Controlled Person; or (c) a spouse, parent, lineal descendant, sibling, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, mother-in-law, father-in-law, sister-in-law, or brother-in-law of an Affiliate of the Controlled Person or a trust for the benefit of an Affiliate of the Controlled Person or of which an Affiliate of the Controlled Person is a trustee.

Copyrights” means any works of authorship, mask works and all copyrights therein, including all renewals and extensions, copyright registrations and applications for registration and renewal, and non-registered copyrights.

Environmental Law” means any Law in any way relating to (a) the protection of human health and safety, (b) the protection, preservation or restoration of the environment and natural resources (including air, water vapor, surface water, groundwater, drinking water supply, surface land, subsurface land, plant and animal life or any other natural resource), or (c) the exposure to, or the use, storage, recycling, treatment, generation, transportation, processing, handling, labeling, production, release or disposal of Hazardous Materials.

Environmental Liabilities” means, in respect of any Person, all Liabilities, obligations, responsibilities, Remedial Actions, Losses, damages, costs, and expenses (including all reasonable fees, disbursements, and expenses of counsel, experts, and consultants and costs of investigation and feasibility studies), fines, penalties, sanctions, and interest incurred as a result of any claim or demand by any other Person or in response to any violation of Environmental Law, whether known or unknown, accrued or contingent, whether based in contract, tort, implied or express warranty, strict liability, criminal or civil statute, to the extent based upon, related to, or arising under or pursuant to any Environmental Law, Environmental Permit, Order, or Contract with any Governmental Authority or other Person, that relates to any environmental, health or safety condition, violation of Environmental Law, or a Release or threatened Release of Hazardous Materials.

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ERISA” means the U.S. Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended.

Escrow Agent” means American Stock Transfer & Trust Company LLC, in its capacity as the escrow agent under the Escrow Agreement or any other escrow agent agreed to by the Purchaser and the Company prior to the Closing (or any successor escrow agent).

Escrow Property” means, at any given time, the securities and other property held by the Escrow Agent in the Escrow Account in accordance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement and the Escrow Agreement, including the Escrow Shares and any dividends or distributions paid or payable on the Escrow Shares, giving effect to any disbursements or payments from the Escrow Account.

Exchange Act” means the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

Exchange Shares” means the Adjusted Exchange Shares or the Closing Exchange Shares as applicable.

Foreign Plan” means any plan, fund (including any superannuation fund) or other similar program or arrangement established or maintained outside the United States by the Company or any one or more of its Subsidiaries primarily for the benefit of employees of the Company or such Subsidiaries residing outside the United States, which plan, fund or other similar program or arrangement provides, or results in, retirement income, a deferral of income in contemplation of retirement or payments to be made upon termination of employment, and which plan is not subject to ERISA or the Code.

Fraud Claim” means any claim based in whole or in part upon fraud, willful misconduct or intentional misrepresentation.

GAAP” means generally accepted accounting principles as in effect in the United States of America.

Governmental Authority” means any federal, state, local, foreign or other governmental, quasi-governmental or administrative body, instrumentality, department or agency or any court, tribunal, administrative hearing body, arbitration panel, commission, regulatory body or other similar regulatory or dispute-resolving panel or body.

Hazardous Material” means any waste, gas, liquid or other substance or material that is defined, listed or designated as a “hazardous substance”, “pollutant”, “contaminant”, “hazardous waste”, “regulated substance”, “hazardous chemical”, or “toxic chemical” (or by any similar term) under any Environmental Law, or any other material regulated, or that could result in the imposition of Liability or responsibility, under any Environmental Law, including petroleum and its by-products, asbestos, polychlorinated biphenyls, radon, mold, and urea formaldehyde insulation.

Indebtedness” of any Person means, without duplication, (a) all indebtedness of such Person for borrowed money (including the outstanding principal and accrued but unpaid interest) (b) all obligations for the deferred purchase price of property or services (other than trade payables and other expenses incurred in the ordinary course of business), (c) any other indebtedness of such Person that is evidenced by a note, bond, debenture, credit agreement or similar instrument, (d) all obligations of such Person for the reimbursement of any obligor on any line or letter of credit, banker’s acceptance, guarantee or similar credit transaction, in each case, that has been drawn or claimed against, (e) all obligations of such Person in respect of acceptances issued or created, (f) all obligations secured by an Lien on any property of such Person, (g) any premiums, prepayment fees or other penalties, fees, costs or expenses associated with payment of any Indebtedness of such Person and (h) all obligation described in clauses (a) through (g) above of any other Person which is directly or indirectly guaranteed by such Person or which such Person has agreed (contingently or otherwise) to purchase or otherwise acquire or in respect of which it has otherwise assured a creditor against loss. For the avoidance of doubt, Indebtedness shall not include any deferred revenue of the Company or any Taxes.

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Independent Expert” means a mutually acceptable independent (i.e., no prior material business relationship with any party for the prior two (2) years) accounting firm (which appointment will be made no later than ten (10) days after the Independent Expert Notice Date); provided, that if the Independent Expert does not accept its appointment or if the Purchaser Representative and the Seller Representative cannot agree on the Independent Expert, in either case within twenty (20) days after the Independent Expert Notice Date, either the Purchaser Representative or the Seller Representative may require, by written notice to the other, that the Independent Expert be selected by the New York City Regional Office of the AAA in accordance with the procedures of the AAA. The parties agree that the Independent Expert will be deemed to be independent even though a Party or its Affiliates may, in the future, designate the Independent Expert to resolve disputes of the types described in Section 1.5.

Intellectual Property” means all of the following as they exist in any jurisdiction throughout the world: Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, Trade Secrets, Internet Assets, Software and other intellectual property, and all licenses, sublicenses and other agreements or permissions related to the preceding property.

Internet Assets” means any all domain name registrations, web sites and web addresses and related rights, items and documentation related thereto, and applications for registration therefor.

IPO” means the initial public offering of Purchaser Public Units pursuant to the IPO Prospectus.

IPO Prospectus” means the final prospectus of the Purchaser, dated as of February 12, 2020, and filed with the SEC on February 14, 2020 (File No. 333-232432).

Knowledge” means, with respect to (i) the Company, the actual knowledge of Ian Hanna and Francisco Sanchez, after reasonable inquiry or (ii) any other Party, (A) if an entity, the actual knowledge of its executive officers, after reasonable inquiry, or (B) if a natural person, the actual knowledge of such Party after reasonable inquiry.

Law” means any federal, state, local, municipal, foreign or other law, statute, legislation, principle of common law, ordinance, code, edict, decree, proclamation, treaty, convention, rule, regulation, directive, requirement, writ, injunction, settlement, Order or Consent that is or has been issued, enacted, adopted, passed, approved, promulgated, made, implemented or otherwise put into effect by or under the authority of any Governmental Authority.

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Liabilities” means any and all liabilities, Indebtedness, Actions or obligations of any nature (whether absolute, accrued, contingent or otherwise, whether known or unknown, whether direct or indirect, whether matured or unmatured, whether due or to become due and whether or not required to be recorded or reflected on a balance sheet under GAAP or other applicable accounting standards), including Tax liabilities due or to become due.

Lien” means any mortgage, pledge, security interest, attachment, right of first refusal, option, proxy, voting trust, encumbrance, lien or charge of any kind (including any conditional sale or other title retention agreement or lease in the nature thereof), restriction (whether on voting, sale, transfer, disposition or otherwise), any subordination arrangement in favor of another Person, any filing or agreement to file a financing statement as debtor under the Uniform Commercial Code or any similar Law.

Material Adverse Effect” means, with respect to any specified Person, any fact, event, occurrence, change or effect that has had, or would reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a material adverse effect upon (a) the business, assets, Liabilities, results of operations, prospects or condition (financial or otherwise) of such Person and its Subsidiaries, taken as a whole, or (b) the ability of such Person or any of its Subsidiaries on a timely basis to consummate the transactions contemplated by this Agreement or the Ancillary Documents to which it is a party or bound or to perform its obligations hereunder or thereunder; provided, however, that for purposes of clause (a) above, any changes or effects directly or indirectly attributable to, resulting from, relating to or arising out of the following (by themselves or when aggregated with any other, changes or effects) shall not be deemed to be, constitute, or be taken into account when determining whether there has or may, would or could have occurred a Material Adverse Effect: (i) general changes in the financial or securities markets or general economic or political conditions in the country or region in which such Person or any of its Subsidiaries do business; (ii) changes, conditions or effects that generally affect the industries in which such Person or any of its Subsidiaries principally operate; (iii) changes in GAAP or other applicable accounting principles or mandatory changes in the regulatory accounting requirements applicable to any industry in which such Person and its Subsidiaries principally operate; (iv) conditions caused by acts of God, terrorism, war (whether or not declared) or natural disaster; (v) any failure in and of itself by such Person and its Subsidiaries to meet any internal or published budgets, projections, forecasts or predictions of financial performance for any period (provided that the underlying cause of any such failure may be considered in determining whether a Material Adverse Effect has occurred or would reasonably be expected to occur to the extent not excluded by another exception herein) (vi), with respect to the Purchaser, the consummation and effects of any Redemption; (vii) pandemics, (x) the failure by a Party to this Agree to take any action that is prohibited by this Agreement unless the counter-Party has consented in writing to the taking thereof, or (vii) with respect to the Target Companies, any change or prospective change in the credit ratings of any of the Target Companies; provided further, however, that any event, occurrence, fact, condition, or change referred to in clauses (i) - (iv) immediately above shall be taken into account in determining whether a Material Adverse Effect has occurred or could reasonably be expected to occur to the extent that such event, occurrence, fact, condition, or change has a disproportionate effect on such Person or any of its Subsidiaries compared to other participants in the industries in which such Person or any of its Subsidiaries primarily conducts its businesses. Notwithstanding the foregoing, with respect to the Purchaser, the amount of any Redemption or the failure to obtain the Required Shareholder Vote or, if sought by the Purchaser, an Extension shall not be deemed to be a Material Adverse Effect on or with respect to the Purchaser.

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Nasdaq” means the Nasdaq Capital Market.

Net Working Capital” means, as of the Reference Time, the amount of all current assets of the Target Companies less all current liabilities of the Target Companies, each on a consolidated basis determined in accordance with the Accounting Principles; provided, that, for purposes of this definition of “Net Working Capital”, whether or not the following is consistent with the Accounting Principles, (i) “current assets” will exclude, without duplication, any cash or cash equivalents of a Target Company and any receivable from a shareholder of the Company and (ii) “current liabilities” will exclude, without duplication, the current portion of any Indebtedness and the unpaid Transaction Expenses of the Target Companies.

OFAC” means the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the U.S. Treasury Department.

Order” means any order, decree, ruling, judgment, injunction, writ, determination, binding decision, verdict, judicial award or other action that is or has been made, entered, rendered, or otherwise put into effect by or under the authority of any Governmental Authority.

Organizational Documents” means, with respect to any Person, its certificate of incorporation, notice of articles and bylaws, memorandum and articles of association or similar organizational documents, in each case, as amended.

Patents” means any patents, patent applications and the inventions, designs and improvements described and claimed therein, patentable inventions, and other patent rights (including any divisionals, provisionals, continuations, continuations-in-part, substitutions, or reissues or reexaminations thereof, whether or not patents are issued on any such applications and whether or not any such applications are amended, modified, withdrawn, or refiled).

PCAOB” means the U.S. Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (or any successor thereto).

Permits” means all federal, state, local or foreign or other third-party permits, grants, easements, consents, approvals, authorizations, exemptions, licenses, franchises, concessions, ratifications, permissions, clearances, confirmations, endorsements, waivers, certifications, designations, ratings, registrations, qualifications or orders of any Governmental Authority or any other Person.

Permitted Liens” means (a) Liens for Taxes or assessments and similar governmental charges or levies, which either are (i) not delinquent or (ii) being contested in good faith and by appropriate proceedings, and adequate reserves have been established with respect thereto, (b) other Liens imposed by operation of Law arising in the ordinary course of business for amounts which are not due and payable and as would not in the aggregate materially adversely affect the value of, or materially adversely interfere with the use of, the property subject thereto, (c) Liens incurred or deposits made in the ordinary course of business in connection with social security, (d) Liens on goods in transit incurred pursuant to documentary letters of credit, in each case arising in the ordinary course of business, (v) Liens arising under this Agreement or any Ancillary Document, (vi) Liens imposed by applicable securities law and (vii) such imperfections of title, easements, encumbrances, Liens or restrictions that do not materially impair o interferer with the current use of the Company’s or its Subsidiary’s assets that are subject thereto.

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Person” means an individual, corporation, partnership (including a general partnership, limited partnership or limited liability partnership), limited liability company, association, trust or other entity or organization, including a government, domestic or foreign, or political subdivision thereof, or an agency or instrumentality thereof.

Personal Property” means any machinery, equipment, tools, vehicles, furniture, leasehold improvements, office equipment, plant, parts and other tangible personal property.

PRC” means the People’s Republic of China.

Purchaser Charter” means, together, the Second Amended and Restated Memorandum of Association and the Third Amended and Restated Articles of Association of Purchaser, as amended and in effect on the date hereof.

Purchaser Class A Ordinary Share” means a Class A ordinary share, par value $0.001 per share, of the Purchaser, along with any equity securities paid as dividends or distributions after the Closing with respect to such shares or into which such shares are exchanged or converted after the Closing.

Purchaser Class B Ordinary Share” means a Class B ordinary share, par value $0.001 per share, of the Purchaser.

Purchaser Confidential Information” means all confidential or proprietary documents and information concerning the Purchaser or any of its Representatives; provided, however, that Purchaser Confidential Information shall not include any information which, (i) at the time of disclosure by the Company, any Seller or any of their respective Representatives, is generally available publicly and was not disclosed in breach of this Agreement or (ii) at the time of the disclosure by the Purchaser or its Representatives to the Company, any Seller or any of their respective Representatives, was previously known by such receiving party without violation of Law or any confidentiality obligation by the Person receiving such Purchaser Confidential Information..

Purchaser Ordinary Shares” means the Purchaser Class A Ordinary Shares and the Purchaser Class B Ordinary Shares.

Purchaser Private Right” means one right that was included as part of each Purchaser Private Unit entitling the holder thereof to receive one-tenth (1/10th) of a Purchaser Class A Ordinary Share upon the consummation by Purchaser of its Business Combination.

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Purchaser Private Warrant” means a warrant (one-half (1/2) of which was issued in a private placement to the Sponsor by the Purchaser at the time of the consummation of the IPO), entitling the holder thereof to purchase one Purchaser Class A Ordinary Share at a purchase price of $11.50 per whole Purchaser Class A Ordinary Share.

Purchaser Public Right” means one right that was included as part of each Purchaser Public Unit entitling the holder thereof to receive one-tenth (1/10th) of a Purchaser Class A Ordinary Share upon the consummation by Purchaser of its Business Combination.

Purchaser Public Unit” means a unit issued in the IPO consisting of one (1) Purchaser Class A Ordinary Share, one-half (1/2) of a Purchaser Public Warrant and one (1) Purchaser Public Right.

Purchaser Public Warrant” means a warrant (one-half (1/2) of which was included as part of each Purchaser Public Unit) entitling the holder thereof to purchase one (1) Purchaser Class A Ordinary Share at a purchase price $11.50 per whole Purchaser Class A Ordinary Share.

Purchaser Rights” means one Purchaser Public Rights and the Purchaser Private Rights, collectively.

Purchaser Securities” means the Purchaser Public Units, the Purchaser Ordinary Shares, the Purchaser Warrants, the Purchaser Rights and the Purchaser UPO, collectively.

Purchaser Share Price” means an amount equal to the VWAP of the Purchaser Class A Ordinary Shares over the twenty (20) Trading Days ending at the close of business on the principal securities exchange or securities market on which the Purchaser Class A Ordinary Shares are then traded immediately prior to the date of determination, as equitably adjusted for share splits, share dividends, combinations, recapitalizations and the like after the date of this Agreement.

Purchaser UPO” means the option issued to Maxim Group, LLC and/or its designee to purchase up to 345,000 Purchaser Public Units at a price of $12.25 per unit.

Purchaser Warrants” means one Purchaser Public Warrants and the Purchaser Private Warrants, collectively.

Reference Time” means the close of business of the Company on the Closing Date (but without giving effect to the transactions contemplated by this Agreement, including any payments by Purchaser hereunder to occur at the Closing, but treating any obligations in respect of Indebtedness, Transaction Expenses or other liabilities that are contingent upon the consummation of the Closing as currently due and owing without contingency as of the Reference Time).

Release” means any release, spill, emission, leaking, pumping, injection, deposit, disposal, discharge, dispersal, or leaching into the indoor or outdoor environment, or into or out of any property.

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Remedial Action” means all actions to (i) clean up, remove, treat, or in any other way address any Hazardous Material, (ii) prevent the Release of any Hazardous Material so it does not endanger or threaten to endanger public health or welfare or the indoor or outdoor environment, (iii) perform pre-remedial studies and investigations or post-remedial monitoring and care, or (iv) correct a condition of noncompliance with Environmental Laws.

Representative” means, as to any Person, such Person’s Affiliates and the respective managers, directors, officers, employees, independent contractors, consultants, advisors (including financial advisors, counsel and accountants), agents and other legal representatives of such Person or its Affiliates.

SEC” means the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (or any successor Governmental Authority).

Securities Act” means the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

Software” means any computer software programs, including all source code, object code, and documentation related thereto and all software modules, tools and databases.

Sponsor” means LF International Pte. Ltd., a Republic of Singapore company.

Subsidiary” means, with respect to any Person, any corporation, partnership, association or other business entity of which (i) if a corporation, a majority of the total voting power of capital shares entitled (without regard to the occurrence of any contingency) to vote in the election of directors, managers or trustees thereof is at the time owned or controlled, directly or indirectly, by that Person or one or more of the other Subsidiaries of that Person or a combination thereof, or (ii) if a partnership, association or other business entity, a majority of the partnership or other similar ownership interests thereof is at the time owned or controlled, directly or indirectly, by any Person or one or more Subsidiaries of that Person or a combination thereof. For purposes hereof, a Person or Persons will be deemed to have a majority ownership interest in a partnership, association or other business entity if such Person or Persons will be allocated a majority of partnership, association or other business entity gains or losses or will be or control the managing director, managing member, general partner or other managing Person of such partnership, association or other business entity. A Subsidiary of a Person will also include any variable interest entity which is consolidated with such Person under applicable accounting rules.

Target Company” means each of the Company and its direct and indirect Subsidiaries.

Tax Return” means any return, declaration, report, claim for refund, information return or other documents (including any related or supporting schedules, statements or information) filed or required to be filed in connection with the determination, assessment or collection of any Taxes or the administration of any Laws or administrative requirements relating to any Taxes.

Taxes” means (a) all direct or indirect federal, state, local, foreign and other net income, gross income, gross receipts, sales, use, value-added, ad valorem, transfer, franchise, profits, license, lease, service, service use, withholding, payroll, employment, social security and related contributions due in relation to the payment of compensation to employees, excise, severance, stamp, occupation, premium, property, windfall profits, alternative minimum, estimated, customs, duties or other taxes, fees, assessments or charges of any kind whatsoever, together with any interest and any penalties, additions to tax or additional amounts with respect thereto, (b) any Liability for payment of amounts described in clause (a) whether as a result of being a member of an affiliated, consolidated, combined or unitary group for any period or otherwise through operation of law and (c) any Liability for the payment of amounts described in clauses (a) or (b) as a result of any tax sharing, tax group, tax indemnity or tax allocation agreement with, or any other express or implied agreement to indemnify, any other Person.

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Trade Secrets” means any trade secrets, confidential business information, concepts, ideas, designs, research or development information, processes, procedures, techniques, technical information, specifications, operating and maintenance manuals, engineering drawings, methods, know-how, data, mask works, discoveries, inventions, modifications, extensions, improvements, and other proprietary rights (whether or not patentable or subject to copyright, trademark, or trade secret protection).

Trademarks” means any trademarks, service marks, trade dress, trade names, brand names, internet domain names, designs, logos, or corporate names (including, in each case, the goodwill associated therewith and any common law rights therein), whether registered or unregistered, and all registrations and applications for registration and renewal thereof.

Trading Day” means any day on which Purchaser Class A Ordinary Shares are actually traded on the principal securities exchange or securities market on which the Purchaser Class A Ordinary Shares are then traded; provided, that a Trading Day shall not include (and any Trading Day measurement period shall ignore) any date, the occurrence or existence, during the one-half hour period ending at the scheduled close of trading on such date on the principal securities exchange or securities market on which the Purchaser Class A Ordinary Shares are then traded, of any material suspension or limitation imposed on trading (by reason of movements in price exceeding limits permitted by the principal securities exchange or securities market on which the Purchaser Class A Ordinary Shares are then traded or otherwise) of shares of Purchaser Class A Ordinary Shares or of any option, contract or future contract relating to shares of Purchaser Class A Ordinary Shares.

Transaction Expenses” means all fees and expenses of any of the Target Companies incurred or payable as of the Closing and not paid prior to the Closing (i) in connection with the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby, including any amounts payable to professionals (including investment bankers, brokers, finders, attorneys, accountants and other consultants and advisors) retained by or on behalf of any of the Target Companies, (ii) any change in control bonus, transaction bonus, retention bonus, termination or severance payment or payment relating to terminated options, warrants or other equity appreciation, phantom equity, profit participation or similar rights, in any case, to be made to any current or former employee, independent contractor, director or officer of any of the Target Companies at or after the Closing pursuant to any agreement to which any of the Target Companies is a party prior to the Closing which become payable (including if subject to continued employment) as a result of the execution of this Agreement or the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby and (iii) any Taxes imposed in connection with the transfer of the Purchased Shares that are imposed on the Company.

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Trust Account” means the trust account established by Purchaser with the proceeds from the IPO pursuant to the Trust Agreement in accordance with the IPO Prospectus.

Trust Agreement” means that certain Investment Management Trust Account Agreement, dated as of February 12, 2020, as it may be amended, by and between the Purchaser and the Trustee, as well as any other agreements entered into related to or governing the Trust Account.

Trustee” means American Stock Transfer & Trust Company LLC, in its capacity as trustee under the Trust Agreement.

VWAP” means, for any security as of any date(s), the dollar volume-weighted average price for such security on the principal securities exchange or securities market on which such security is then traded during the period beginning at 9:30:01 a.m., New York time, and ending at 4:00:00 p.m., New York time, as reported by Bloomberg through its “HP” function (set to weighted average) or, if the foregoing does not apply, the dollar volume-weighted average price of such security in the over-the-counter market on the electronic bulletin board for such security during the period beginning at 9:30:01 a.m., New York time, and ending at 4:00:00 p.m., New York time, as reported by Bloomberg, or, if no dollar volume-weighted average price is reported for such security by Bloomberg for such hours, the average of the highest closing bid price and the lowest closing ask price of any of the market makers for such security as reported by OTC Markets Group Inc. If the VWAP cannot be calculated for such security on such date(s) on any of the foregoing bases, the VWAP of such security on such date(s) shall be the fair market value as reasonably determined by reasonably and in good faith by a majority of the disinterested independent directors of the board of directors (or equivalent governing body) of the applicable issuer. All such determinations shall be appropriately adjusted for any share dividend, share split, share combination, recapitalization or other similar transaction during such period.

12.2          Section References. The following capitalized terms, as used in this Agreement, have the respective meanings given to them in the Section as set forth below adjacent to such terms:

TermSection
AAA Procedures11.4
Accounts Receivable4.24
Acquisition Proposal6.6(a)
Adjustment Amount1.5(c)
AgreementPreamble
Alternative Transaction6.6(a)
Amended Charter6.11(a)
Antitrust Laws6.9(b)
Basket7.3(a)
Business Combination10.1

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TermSection
CFO1.5(a)
Claim Notice7.4(b)
Closing2.1
Closing Date2.1
Closing Exchange Shares1.4
Closing Filing6.12(b)
Closing Press Release6.12(b)
Closing Redemption6.11(a)
Closing Statement1.5(a)
CompanyPreamble
Company Benefit Plan4.18(a)
Company Directors6.16(a)
Company Disclosure SchedulesArticle IV
Company Financials4.7(a)
Company IP4.13(d)
Company IP Licenses4.13(a)
Company Material Contract4.12(a)
Company Permits4.10
Company Personal Property Leases4.16
Company Real Property Leases4.15
Company Registered IP4.13(a)
CSRC4.26(a)
Company Valuation1.2
D&O Indemnified Persons6.16(c)
Data Protection Laws4.13(f)
Dispute11.4
EGS2.1
Employment Agreements8.3(d)(vi)
Enforceability Exceptions3.2
Environmental Permit4.19(a)
Escrow Account1.3(a)
Escrow Agreement1.3(a)
Escrow Shares1.3(a)
Estimated Closing Statement1.4
Exchange Shares1.2
Expenses9.3
Expiration Date1.3(b)
Extension6.3(a)
Federal Securities Laws6.11(b)
Incentive Plan6.11(a)
Indemnitee7.2
Indemnitor7.2
Independent Expert Notice Date1.5(a)
Interim Balance Sheet Date4.7(a)
Interim Period6.1(a)
Lock-Up AgreementRecitals
Loss7.2
Non-Competition AgreementRecitals
Objection Statement1.5(a)
Off-the-Shelf Software4.13(a)
Offer to Purchase6.11(a)
Outbound IP License4.13(c)
Outside Date9.1(b)

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TermSection
Party(ies)Preamble
Pending Claims1.3(b)
Post-Closing Purchaser Board6.16(a)
PRCRecitals
PRC Establishment Documents4.4(b)
PRC Mergers and Acquisitions Rules4.26(b)
PRC Overseas Investment and Listing Regulations4.26(a)
PRC Target Company4.4(b)
PRC Tax Bulletin No. 76.19(b)(ii)
Pro Rata Share1.2
Proxy Statement6.11(a)
Public Shareholders10.1
Purchased Shares1.1
PurchaserPreamble
Purchaser Director6.16(a)
Purchaser Disclosure SchedulesArticle III
Purchaser Financials3.6(b)
Purchaser Material Contract3.16(a)
Purchaser RepresentativePreamble
Redemption3.5(b)
Reference Statement1.4
Registration Rights AgreementRecitals
Related Person4.20
Released Claims10.1
Releasing Persons10.2
Representative Party1.5(a)
Required Shareholder Vote8.1(a)
Resolution Period11.4
SAFE4.26(a)
SEC Reports3.6(a)
Seller RepresentativePreamble
SellersPreamble
Shareholder Approval Matters6.11(a)
Shareholder Meeting6.11(a)
Signing Filing6.12(b)
Signing Press Release6.12(b)
Solicitation Documents6.11(a)
Special Representations7.1(a)
Specified Courts11.5
Tax Claim6.19(a)
Tax Contest6.19(a)
Termination Fee9.4
Third Party Claim7.4(c)
Top Customer4.22
Top Vendor4.22

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, each Party hereto has caused this Agreement to be signed and delivered by its respective duly authorized officer as of the date first written above.

The Purchaser: 
YUNHONG INTERNATIONAL
By:/s/ Li Yubao
Name:Li Yubao
Title:Chairman
The Purchaser Representative: 
LF INTERNATIONAL PTE. LTD., solely in its capacity as the Purchaser Representative hereunder
By:/s/ Li Yubao
Name:Li Yubao
Title:Chairman
The Company:
GIGA ENERGY INC.
By:/a/ Ian Hanna
Name:Ian Hanna
Title:Chief Executive Officer
The Seller Representative:
/s/ Yang Lan
Yang Lan, solely in her capacity as the Seller Representative hereunder

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 The Sellers:
  
 Weshare (Fujian) New Energy Motor Co., Ltd.
  
 By:/s/ Jie Cai
  Name:Jie Cai
  Title:

 

 Prime Alpha Investment Inc.
  
 By:/s/ Sun Seven
  Name:Sun Seven
  Title:

 

 Sun Seven Stars Trust
  
 By:/s/ Run Yang
  Name:Run Yang
  Title:

 

 Sun Seven Stars Gift Holdings Ltd.
  
 By: /s/ Yun Zhu
  Name:Yun Zhu
  Title:Director

 

 Sun Seven Stars Investment Group Limited
  
 By:/s/ Run Yang
  Name:/s/ Run Yang
  Title:

 

 Chongqing Caiju Investment Limited
  
 By:/s/ Hung Yun Huang 
  Name:Hung Yun Huang
  Title:

 

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 Keysbond Holdings Limited
  
 By:/s/ Jiang Fung 
  Name:Jiang Fung
  Title:

 

 Ocasia Group Holdings Ltd.
  
 By:/s/  
  Name:
  Title:

 

 Hong Kong Creation Century Industrial Development Co., Limited
  
 By:/s/ H.T. Wang 
  Name:H.T. Wang
  Title:
  
 Star Thrive Group Limited
  
 By:/s/ Jiang Fung 
  Name:Jiang Fung
  Title:
  
 Peng Run Limited
  
 By:/s/ Tung Wu 
  Name:Tung Wu
  Title:
  
 Harvest Seven Starts Information Technology (Tianjin) Co., Ltd.
  
 By:/s/ Yun Zhu 
  Name:Yun Zhu
  Title:Director

 

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 Talent Cloud Limited
  
 By:/s/ Sergio Camarero
  Name:Sergio Camarero
  Title:Chief Executive Officer
  
 Harvest Tech Investment Management (HK) Co., Ltd.
  
 By:/s/  
  Name: 
  Title: 
  
 Arc Group Limited
  
 By:/s/ Abraham Dominguez Cinta
  Name:Abraham Dominguez Cinta
  Title:Chief Executive Officer
  
 Sun Seven Stars Gift Holdings Ltd.
  
 By:/s/ Yun Zhu 
  Name:Yun Zhu
  Title:Director

 

  /s/ Tu Zeng
 Name:Tu Zeng
  
  /s/ Jinhua Zheng
 Name:Jinhua Zheng
  
  /s/ Rongguang Chen
 Name:Rongguang Chen
  
  /s/ Yen Zhu
 Name:Yun Zhu
  
  /s/ Ailyn Cortez Henke Von Parpart
 Name:Ailyn Cortez Henke Von Parpart

 

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  /s/ Francisco Juan Sanchez
 Name:Francisco Juan Sanchez
  
  /s/ John Wallace
 Name:John Wallace
  
  /s/ Ian Lee Hanna
 Name:Ian Lee Hanna
  
  /s/ Richard Mark Frankel
 Name:Richard Mark Frankel
  
  /s/ Mengyang Zhang
 Name:Mengyang Zhang
  
  /s/ John Young Simpson
 Name:John Young Simpson
  
  /s/ Anne Campbell Beagan
 Name:Anne Campbell Beagan
  
  /s/ Kevin Wu
 Name:Kevin Wu
  
  /s/ Joseph Lawrence Valenza
 Name:Joseph Lawrence Valenza
  
  /s/ Norman Tsui
 Name:Norman Tsui
  
  /s/ Szu Min Chiu
 Name:Szu Min Chiu
  
  /s/ Feng Li
 Name:Feng Li
  
  /s/ Samuel Nunberg
 Name:Samuel Nunberg

 

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  /s/ Richard John Martin
 Name:Richard John Martin
  
  /s/ Mikky Ho
 Name:Mikky Ho
  
  /s/ Robert Mark Hoey
 Name:Robert Mark Hoey
  
  /s/ Timothy Douglas Poor
 Name:Timothy Douglas Poor
  
  /s/ Cecil Te-Hwai Ho
 Name:Cecil Te-Hwai Ho
  
  /s/ Benny Dharmawan
 Name:Benny Dharmawan
  
  /s/ Sanglim Ahn
 Name:Sanglim Ahn
  
  /s/ Seuk Kyung Sung
 Name:Seuk Kyung Sung
  
  /s/ Bing Wu
 Name:Bing Wu

 

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ANNEX I

List of Sellers

 

Name Number of Shares  Pro Rata Share 
Weshare (Fujian) New Energy Motor Co., Ltd  1,020,000,000   13.87%
Prime Alpha Investment Inc.  340,000,000   4.62%
Sun Seven Stars Trust  354,615,385   4.82%
Sun Seven Stars Gift Holdings Ltd.  3,012,984,615   40.97%
Sun Seven Stars Investment Group Limited  344,000,000   4.68%
Chongqing Caiju Investment Limited  170,000,000   2.31%
Keysbond Holdings Limited  15,384,615   0.21%
Ocasia Group Holdings Ltd.  2,000,000   0.03%
Hong Kong Creation Century Industrial Development Co., Limited  2,000,000   0.03%
Star Thrive Group Limited  30,000,000   0.41%
Peng Run Limited  2,000,000   0.03%
Harvest Seven Stars Information Technology (Tianjin) Co., Ltd.  188,320,000   2.42%
Tu Zeng  62,000,000   0.84%
Jinhua Zheng  224,480,000   3.05%
Rongguang Chen  61,200,000   0.83%
Yun Zhu  146,400,000   1.99%
Ailyn Cortez Henke Von Parpart  2,000,000   0.03%
Francisco Juan Sanchez  20,000,000   0.27%
John Wallace  5,000,000   0.07%
Ian Lee Hanna  50,000,000   0.68%
Richard Mark Frankel  10,000,000   0.14%
Mengyang Zhang  2,000,000   0.03%
John Young Simpson  4,000,000   0.05%
TalentCloud Limited  1,000,000   0.01%
Anne Campbell Beagan  10,000,000   0.14%
Kevin Wu  2,000,000   0.03%
Joseph Lawrence Valenza  4,000,000   0.05%
Norman Tsui  4,000,000   0.05%
Szu Min Chiu  1,000,000   0.01%
Feng Li  2,000,000   0.03%
Samuel Nunberg  2,000,000   0.03%
Richard John Martin  50,000,000   0.68%
Mikky Ho  10,000,000   0.14%
Robert Mark Hoey  20,000,000   0.27%
Timothy Douglas Poor  20,000,000   0.27%
Cecil Te-Hwai Ho  2,000,000   0.03%
Benny Dharmawan  5,000,000   0.07%
Sanglim Ahn  3,000,000   0.04%
Seuk Kyung Sung  1,000,000   0.01%
Bing Wu  40,000,000   0.54%
Harvest Tech Investment Management (HK) Co., Ltd.  384,615,385   5.23%
Arc Group Limited  170,000,000   2.31%
Sun Seven Stars Gift Holdings Ltd.  554,615,385   7.54%
         
   7,354,615,385   100.00%

 

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