Perfect Corp. and Provident Acquisition Corp. Announce Effectiveness of Registration Statement and Extraordinary General Meeting Date for Proposed Business Combination
Perfect Corp. (“Perfect”), a global leader in providing augmented reality (“AR”) and artificial intelligence (“AI”) Software-as-a-Service (“SaaS”) solutions to beauty and fashion industries, and Provident Acquisition Corp. (Nasdaq: PAQC; "Provident"), a special purpose acquisition company, today announced that Perfect’s registration statement on Form F-4 (the “Registration Statement”) related to their previously announced proposed business combination (the “Business Combination”) has been declared effective by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”).
The declaration of effectiveness of the Registration Statement by the SEC and Provident’s filing of the definitive proxy statement/prospectus is an important step in Perfect becoming a publicly-traded company listed on the New York Stock Exchange upon the close of the Business Combination.
Provident will hold an extraordinary general meeting of its shareholders (the “EGM”) at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time on October 25, 2022 to approve, among other things, the Business Combination. Shareholders of record of Provident at the close of business on September 14, 2022 will be entitled to receive notice of and to vote at the EGM, which will be held virtually via live webcast at www.cstproxy.com/paqc/2022 and physically at the offices of Davis Polk & Wardwell located at The Hong Kong Club Building, 3A Chater Road, Hong Kong, as further described in the definitive proxy statement/prospectus. Provident’s shareholders will be permitted to attend the EGM in person only to the extent consistent with, and permitted by, applicable law and directives of public health authorities and the venue provider.
The Business Combination is expected to close shortly after approval by Provident’s shareholders and the satisfaction of other customary closing conditions as described in the definitive proxy statement/prospectus.
A copy of the definitive proxy statement/prospectus can be accessed via the SEC website at www.sec.gov.
Provident recommends all of its shareholders to vote "FOR" ALL PROPOSALS in advance of the EGM by telephone, via the internet, or by signing, dating, and returning the proxy card upon receipt by following the instructions on the proxy card.
Provident’s sponsor, Provident Acquisition Holdings Ltd., and other shareholders of Provident who collectively own approximately 20% of Provident’s shares, have agreed to vote their respective shares in favor of the Business Combination proposal and any related proposals at the EGM.