GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Burgundy Technology Acquisition Corporation (the “Company”) (NASDAQ: BTAQ, BTAQU, BTAQW), a technology focused special purpose acquisition company, today announced that it will redeem all of its outstanding shares of Class A common stock (the “public shares”), effective as of the close of business on March 1, 2022, because the Company will not consummate an initial business combination within the time period required by its Amended and Restated Memorandum and Articles of Association (the “Articles”).
As stated in the Company’s S-1 and in the Company’s Articles, if the Company is unable to complete an initial business combination within 18 months, the Company will: (i) cease all operations except for the purpose of winding up, (ii) as promptly as reasonably possible but not more than ten business days thereafter, redeem the public shares, at a per-share price, payable in cash, equal to the aggregate amount then on deposit in the trust account, including interest earned on the trust account (less up to $100,000 of interest to pay dissolution expenses and net of taxes payable), divided by the number of then-outstanding public shares, which redemption will completely extinguish public shareholders’ rights as shareholders (including the right to receive further liquidation distributions, if any), subject to applicable law, and (iii) as promptly as reasonably possible following such redemption, subject to the approval of the Company’s remaining shareholders and the Company’s Board of Directors, liquidate and dissolve, subject in each case to the Company’s obligations under Cayman Islands law to provide for claims of creditors and the requirements of other applicable law.
The per-share redemption price for the public shares will be approximately $10.05 (the “Redemption Amount”). The balance of the Trust Account as of December 31, 2021 was approximately $346,759,664, which includes approximately $34,664 in interest and dividend income (excess of cash over $346,725,000, the funds deposited into the Trust Account). In accordance with the terms of the related trust agreement, the Company expects to retain the interest and dividend income from the Trust Account to pay dissolution expenses. Accordingly, there is expected to be a total of $346,725,000 available for redemption of the 34,500,000 Class A Shares outstanding, which results in a redemption price of $10.05 per share.
As of the close of business on March 1, 2022, the public shares will be deemed cancelled and will represent only the right to receive the Redemption Amount.
The Redemption Amount will be payable to the holders of the public shares upon presentation of their respective stock or unit certificates or other delivery of their shares or units to the Company’s transfer agent, Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company. Beneficial owners of public shares held in “street name,” however, will not need to take any action in order to receive the Redemption Amount.
There will be no redemption rights or liquidating distributions with respect to the Company’s warrants, which will expire worthless.
The Company’s sponsor has waived its redemption rights with respect to the outstanding founder shares and private placement shares. After March 1, 2022, the Company shall cease all operations except for those required to wind up the Company’s business.
The Company expects that NASDAQ will file a Form 25 with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) to delist its securities. The Company thereafter expects to file a Form 15 with the Commission to terminate the registration of its securities under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
About Burgundy Technology Acquisition Corporation
Burgundy Technology Acquisition Corporation is a blank check company formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses.
This press release includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. When used in this press release, the words “could,” “should,” “will,” “may,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “estimate,” “expect,” “project,” the negative of such terms and other similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain such identifying words. Such forward-looking statements are based on current information and expectations, forecasts and assumptions, and involve a number of judgments, risks and uncertainties. Accordingly, forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing the Company’s views as of any subsequent date, and the Company does not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date they were made, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required under applicable securities laws. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. As a result of a number of known and unknown risks and uncertainties, actual results or performance may be materially different from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements.