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Alpha Star Acquisition Corp - ALSA

  • Commons

    $10.08

    -0.10%

    ALSA Vol: 250.0

  • Warrants

    $0.03

    -2.34%

    ALSAW Vol: 173.0

  • Units

    $10.15

    +0.00%

    ALSAU Vol: 0.0

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SPAC Stats

Market Cap: 148.2M
Average Volume: 24.2K
52W Range: $9.77 - $10.08
Weekly %: +0.10%
Monthly %: +0.60%
Inst Owners: 0

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Target: Searching
Days Since IPO: 300
Unit composition:
Each unit has an offering price of $10.00 and consists of one ordinary share, one right to receive one-tenth (1/10) of an ordinary share upon the consummation of an initial business combination, as described in more detail in this prospectus, and one redeemable warrant. Each warrant entitles the hol
Trust Size: 10000000.0M

Management

Directors, Director Nominees and Officers Upon consummation of this offering, our directors and executive officers will be as follows: Name Age Position Zhe Zhang 46 Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Director Guojian Chen 28 Chief Financial Officer and Director Konstantin A. Sokolov 45 Director Xiaofeng Zhou 39 Director Huei-Ching (Tina) Huang 53 Director 103 Zhe Zhang serves as our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since April 2021. From August 2018 to February 2020, Mr. Zhang served as an independent director of TKK Symphony Acquisition Corporation. Since May 2013, Dr. Zhang has been a Founding Partner of SIFT Capital, an asset manager licensed by the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) of Hong Kong and China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC). Since February 2019, Dr. Zhang has also been the CEO of Still Waters Green Technology Limited, an asset management company based in London, specializing in the development and management of renewable energy and power generation assets. Prior to that, from January 2000 to April 2013, he was an Executive Director at Goldman Sachs Beijing, where he was a member of the Supervisory Board of Goldman’s Beijing Office and led multiple overseas acquisitions by Chinese state-owned enterprises and listed companies. He is experienced with fund formation, equity investment and portfolio management. Before entering the private sector, Dr. Zhang had spent 14 years with MOFCOM including as a diplomat stationed in Europe. He is licensed as a Responsible Officer for Asset Management under the SFC of Hong Kong, as well as the licensed to practice as a professional respectively for securities, futures and fund management in China. Dr. Zhang holds a Ph.D. degree from China University of International Business and Economics, Master degrees from both Peking University (LL.M.) and Oxford University (Magister Juris), and a Bachelor degree from Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade (B.A.). He currently sits on the board of China Oxford Scholarship Fund and is involved in the process for scholarship awardee selection every year. Guojian Chen serves as our Chief Financial Officer and director since March 2021. Mr. Chen serves as an independent director of Venus Acquisition Corporation since February 2021. Mr. Chen serves as the Secretary of Board of Beijing ChinaReel Art Exchange Inc. a leading copyright operator focusing on high-quality video content, since May 2020, where he is in charge of investor relations and corporate finance matters for the company. Mr. Chen served as a director of Beijing Zhongqixinhe Enterprise Management Consulting Co., Ltd., a financial advisory firm with focuses on financial, real estate and TMT industry from May 2019 to May 2020. Mr. Chen served as an analyst of Zhongrong Huitong Investment Fund Management (Zhuhai) Co., Ltd. from July 2018 to May 2019. Mr. Chen received his Bachelor of Management degree from Renmin University of China in 2015, and Master of Finance from the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences in June 2018. Xiaofeng Zhou will serve as an independent director immediately upon effectiveness of this prospectus. Ms. Zhou serves as the Managing Director and founder of Hainan Genyuan Investment Corp. since October 2020. From September 2019 to October 2020, Ms. Zhou served as Senior Strategic Consultant for Nanjing Travel Group. Prior to that, from September 2006 to September 2019, Ms. Zhou served director, Vice President and Secretary of the Board for Tempus International Commercial Services Corp., a company listed in Hong Kong and Shenzhen Stock market. Ms. Zhou received her LL.B. degree from Shenzhen University in 2004. Konstantin A. Sokolov will serve as an independent director immediately upon effectiveness of this prospectus. Mr. Sokolov is the founder and Chairman of Gotthard Investment AG, which is a private equity firm based in Zurich, Switzerland, focusing on financial services, asset management and global real estate. Since 2011, Gotthard Investment AG advised and managed multiple investment funds, and partnered with leading Swiss and Lichtenstein banks to invest globally in energy and real estate assets. Prior to that, Mr. Sokolov served as Managing Director of Centrica plc (British Gas and Direct Energy). Between 1997 to 2005, Mr. Sokolov served in senior leadership positions at Qwest Communication, Inc., a pioneer in fiber optics. Mr. Sokolov holds Executive MBA degree from University of Chicago in 2005 and Master of Mathematics and Computer Science degree from St. Petersburg State University in 1997. Huei-Ching (Tina) Huang will serve as an independent director immediately upon effectiveness of this prospectus. Ms. Huang founded and has served as director of AGC Capital Securities Pty Ltd since April 2014. AGC Capital is a financial advisory service company based in Sydney and licensed in Australia. Ms. Huang leads AGC Capital's operation in Australia and Asia Pacific, primarily focusing on initial public offerings, funds management, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and direct investments. From February 2021 to Present, Ms. Huang also serve as a director of Wall St. Trust Limited based in Hong Kong, which is a licensed entity of Securities & Futures Commission of Hong Kong (SFC). Prior to AGC Capital, from February 2012 to May 2013, Ms. Huang worked for KPMG as a director of Information Risk Management. Ms. Huang received her a LLB degree from School of Law of Soochow University in June 1992. We believe Ms. Huang is well-qualified to serve as a member of the Board because of her financial experiences in capital markets. 104 Steven Markscheid serves as our Senior Advisor since April 2021. Mr. Markscheid started his career with the US China Business Council after graduating from Princeton University. He later earned an Executive MBA from Columbia University and a MA in International Economics and International Relations from Johns Hopkins University SAIS. From 1978 to 1983, he worked at the US China Business Council in Beijing and Washington, DC. From 1984 to 1994, Mr. Markscheid was a commercial banker with Chase Manhattan Bank and First National Bank of Chicago in London, Chicago, New York, Hong Kong, and Beijing. From 1994 to 1997, he was a case leader at Boston Consulting Group in Hong Kong. From 1998 to 2006, he served in several positions with GE Capital, first as a business development director in Asia, and then as the senior vice president for global risk. Since 2006, he has served as a corporate director with at least 10 Chinese companies. He has also served as the CEO of Huamei Capital (2006 to 2007), CEO of Synergenz BioScience, Inc. (2007 to 2011), and Partner at Wilton Partners (2014 to 2017). Since 2007, he has been a partner at Dysrupt Labs. He currently serves as an independent director of Xiaobai Maimai (Nasdaq: HX), Zhongjin Technology Services Group Company Limited (HKEx: 08295), Jinko Solar, Inc. (NYSE: JKS), and Fanhua, Inc. (formerly CNinsure Inc.) (NASDAQ: FANH). He also serves as an advisory board member of Clean Energy Trust and Kearsage Energy since 2011. Since February 2019, Mr. Markscheid has been the Chairman of Still Waters Green Technology Limited, an asset management company based in London, specializing in the development and management of renewable energy and power generation assets. Number, Terms of Office and Election of Officers and Directors Upon the effectiveness of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part, we expect that our Board of Directors will consist of five (5) members. Each of our directors will hold office for a two-year term. Subject to any other special rights applicable to the shareholders, any vacancies on our Board of Directors may be filled by the affirmative vote of a majority of the directors present and voting at the meeting of our board or by a majority of the holders of our founder shares. Our officers are elected by the Board of Directors and serve at the discretion of the Board of Directors, rather than for specific terms of office. Our Board of Directors is authorized to appoint persons to the offices set forth in our amended and restated memorandum and articles of association as it deems appropriate. Our amended and restated memorandum and articles of association will provide that our officers may consist of a Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, President, Chief Financial Officer, Vice Presidents, Secretary, Assistant Secretaries, Treasurer and such other offices as may be determined by the Board of Directors. Director Independence The NASDAQ listing standards require that a majority of our Board of Directors be independent. An “independent director” is defined generally as a person who has no material relationship with the listed company (either directly or as a partner, shareholder or officer of an organization that has a relationship with the company). Upon the effectiveness of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part, we expect to have two “independent directors” as defined in the NASDAQ listing standards and applicable SEC rules prior to completion of this offering. Our board has determined that each of Messrs. Xiaofeng Zhou, Konstantin A. Sokolov and Huei-Ching (Tina) Huang are independent directors under applicable SEC and NASDAQ rules. Following the completion of our initial public offering, our independent directors will have regularly scheduled meetings at which only independent directors are present. Officer and Director Compensation None of our officers or directors have received any cash or non-cash compensation for services rendered to us. Commencing on the date that our securities are first listed on the NASDAQ through the earlier of consummation of our initial business combination and our liquidation, we will pay an affiliate of our sponsor a total of $10,000 per month for office space, administrative and support services. Our sponsor, officers and directors, or any of their respective affiliates, will be reimbursed for any out-of-pocket expenses incurred in connection with activities on our behalf such as identifying potential target businesses and performing due diligence on suitable business combinations. Our audit committee will review on a quarterly basis all payments that were made to our sponsor, officers, directors or our or their affiliates. 105 After the completion of our initial business combination, directors or members of our management team who remain with us may be paid consulting, management or other fees from the combined company. All of these fees will be fully disclosed to shareholders, to the extent then known, in the tender offer materials or proxy solicitation materials furnished to our shareholders in connection with a proposed business combination. It is unlikely the amount of such compensation will be known at the time such materials are distributed, because the directors of the post-combination business will be responsible for determining officer and director compensation. Any compensation to be paid to our officers will be determined by a compensation committee constituted solely by independent directors. We do not intend to take any action to ensure that members of our management team maintain their positions with us after the consummation of our initial business combination, although it is possible that some or all of our officers and directors may negotiate employment or consulting arrangements to remain with us after the initial business combination. The existence or terms of any such employment or consulting arrangements to retain their positions with us may influence our management’s motivation in identifying or selecting a target business but we do not believe that the ability of our management to remain with us after the consummation of our initial business combination will be a determining factor in our decision to proceed with any potential business combination. We are not party to any agreements with our officers and directors that provide for benefits upon termination of employment. Committees of the Board of Directors Upon the effective date of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms part, our Board of Directors will have three standing committees: an audit committee, a compensation committee and a nominating committee. Each committee will operate under a charter that has been approved by our board and will have the composition and responsibilities described below. Subject to phase-in rules and a limited exception, NASDAQ rules and Rule 10A-3 of the Exchange Act require that the audit committee of a listed company be comprised solely of independent directors, and NASDAQ rules require that the compensation committee of a listed company be comprised solely of independent directors. Audit Committee Upon the effectiveness of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part, we will establish an audit committee of the Board of Directors. The members of our audit committee will be Messrs. Xiaofeng Zhou, Konstantin A. Sokolov and Huei-Ching (Tina) Huang. Mr. Sokolov will serve as chairman of the audit committee. Each member of the audit committee is financially literate and our Board of Directors has determined that Mr. Sokolov qualifies as an “audit committee financial expert” as defined in applicable SEC rules. We will adopt an audit committee charter, which will detail the principal functions of the audit committee, including: • the appointment, compensation, retention, replacement, and oversight of the work of the independent auditors and any other independent registered public accounting firm engaged by us; • pre-approving all audit and non-audit services to be provided by the independent auditors or any other registered public accounting firm engaged by us, and establishing pre-approval policies and procedures; • reviewing and discussing with the independent auditors all relationships the auditors have with us in order to evaluate their continued independence; • setting clear hiring policies for employees or former employees of the independent auditors; • setting clear policies for audit partner rotation in compliance with applicable laws and regulations; 106 • obtaining and reviewing a report, at least annually, from the independent auditors describing (i) the independent auditor’s internal quality-control procedures and (ii) any material issues raised by the most recent internal quality-control review, or peer review, of the audit firm, or by any inquiry or investigation by governmental or professional authorities, within, the preceding five years respecting one or more independent audits carried out by the firm and any steps taken to deal with such issues; • reviewing and approving any related party transaction required to be disclosed pursuant to Item 404 of Regulation S-K promulgated by the SEC prior to us entering into such transaction; and • reviewing with management, the independent auditors, and our legal advisors, as appropriate, any legal, regulatory or compliance matters, including any correspondence with regulators or government agencies and any employee complaints or published reports that raise material issues regarding our financial statements or accounting policies and any significant changes in accounting standards or rules promulgated by the Financial Accounting Standards Board, the SEC or other regulatory authorities. Compensation Committee Upon the effectiveness of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part, we will establish a compensation committee of the Board of Directors. The members of our Compensation Committee will be Messrs. Xiaofeng Zhou, Konstantin A. Sokolov and Huei-Ching (Tina) Huang. Ms. Zhou will serve as chairman of the compensation committee. We will adopt a compensation committee charter, which will detail the principal functions of the compensation committee, including: • reviewing and approving on an annual basis the corporate goals and objectives relevant to our Chief Executive Officer’s compensation, evaluating our Chief Executive Officer’s performance in light of such goals and objectives and determining and approving the remuneration (if any) of our Chief Executive Officer’s based on such evaluation; • reviewing and approving the compensation of all of our other officers; • reviewing our executive compensation policies and plans; • implementing and administering our incentive compensation equity-based remuneration plans; • assisting management in complying with our proxy statement and annual report disclosure requirements; • approving all special perquisites, special cash payments and other special compensation and benefit arrangements for our officers and employees; • producing a report on executive compensation to be included in our annual proxy statement; and • reviewing, evaluating and recommending changes, if appropriate, to the remuneration for directors. The charter will also provide that the compensation committee may, in its sole discretion, retain or obtain the advice of a compensation consultant, legal counsel or other adviser and will be directly responsible for the appointment, compensation and oversight of the work of any such adviser. However, before engaging or receiving advice from a compensation consultant, external legal counsel or any other adviser, the compensation committee will consider the independence of each such adviser, including the factors required by the NASDAQ and the SEC. Nominating Committee Effective upon the date of this prospectus, we will establish a nominating committee of the board of directors, which will consist of Messrs. Xiaofeng Zhou, Konstantin A. Sokolov and Huei-Ching (Tina) Huang. Ms. Huang will serve as chairman of the Nomination committee. The nominating committee is responsible for overseeing the selection of persons to be nominated to serve on our board of directors. The nominating committee considers persons identified by its members, management, stockholders, investment bankers and others. 107 Guidelines for Selecting Director Nominees The guidelines for selecting nominees, which are specified in the Nominating Committee Charter, generally provide that persons to be nominated: •should have demonstrated notable or significant achievements in business, education or public service; •should possess the requisite intelligence, education and experience to make a significant contribution to the board of directors and bring a range of skills, diverse perspectives and backgrounds to its deliberations; and •should have the highest ethical standards, a strong sense of professionalism and intense dedication to serving the interests of the shareholders. The Nominating Committee will consider a number of qualifications relating to management and leadership experience, background and integrity and professionalism in evaluating a person’s candidacy for membership on the board of directors. The nominating committee may require certain skills or attributes, such as financial or accounting experience, to meet specific board needs that arise from time to time and will also consider the overall experience and makeup of its members to obtain a broad and diverse mix of board members. The nominating committee does not distinguish among nominees recommended by shareholders and other persons. Compensation Committee Interlocks and Insider Participation None of our officers currently serves, and in the past year has not served, (i) as a member of the compensation committee or Board of Directors of another entity, one of whose executive officers served on our compensation committee, or (ii) as a member of the compensation committee of another entity, one of whose executive officers

SEC Filings

Form Type Form Description Filing Date Document Link
8-K 8-K 2022-09-14 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1865111/000182912622016868/alphastar_8k.htm
8-K 8-K 2022-09-13 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1865111/000182912622016842/alphastaracq_8k.htm
10-Q 10-Q 2022-08-12 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1865111/000182912622015726/alphastaracq_10q.htm
10-Q 10-Q 2022-05-13 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1865111/000182912622010985/alphastaracq_10q.htm
10-K 10-K 2022-03-30 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1865111/000182912622006943/alphastaracq_10k.htm
SC 13G/A SCHEDULE 13-G AMENDMENT 2022-03-23 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1865111/000137647422000159/lf_sc13gz.htm
SC 13G 2022-02-14 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1865111/000117266122000495/lighthouse-alsau123121.htm
SC 13G 2022-02-09 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1865111/000158463922000006/alphastar13g.htm
SC 13G 2022-02-07 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1865111/000135755022000053/alsau13g31dec2021.htm
SC 13G/A 2022-02-03 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1865111/000184671822000072/AlphaStar13g13122.txt
8-K 8-K 2022-01-14 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1865111/000182912622000914/alphastaracq_8k.htm
SC 13G/A SCHEDULE 13G/A 2022-01-11 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1865111/000137647422000013/lf_sc13gz.htm
SC 13G FORM SC 13G 2021-12-23 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1865111/000106299321013462/formsc13g.htm
8-K 8-K 2021-12-21 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1865111/000182912621016869/alphastaracqu_8k.htm
SC 13G SC 13G 2021-12-21 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1865111/000110465921152102/tm2135987d1_sc13g.htm
3 OWNERSHIP DOCUMENT 2021-12-17 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1865111/000110465921151276/xslF345X02/tm2119933-12_3seq1.xml
3 OWNERSHIP DOCUMENT 2021-12-17 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1865111/000110465921151261/xslF345X02/tm2119933-11_3seq1.xml
3 OWNERSHIP DOCUMENT 2021-12-17 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1865111/000110465921151162/xslF345X02/tm2119933-16_3seq1.xml
3 OWNERSHIP DOCUMENT 2021-12-17 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1865111/000110465921151161/xslF345X02/tm2119933-15_3seq1.xml
3 OWNERSHIP DOCUMENT 2021-12-17 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1865111/000110465921151159/xslF345X02/tm2119933-14_3seq1.xml
3 OWNERSHIP DOCUMENT 2021-12-17 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1865111/000110465921151158/xslF345X02/tm2119933-13_3seq1.xml
SC 13G SCHEDULE 13G 2021-12-16 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1865111/000137647421000461/lf_sc13g.htm
8-K FORM 8-K 2021-12-15 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1865111/000110465921149985/tm2135327d1_8k.htm
424B4 424B4 2021-12-14 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1865111/000110465921149608/tm2119933d10_424b4.htm
EFFECT 2021-12-13 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1865111/999999999521004662/xslEFFECTX01/primary_doc.xml
CERT 2021-12-10 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1865111/000135445721001445/8A_Cert_ALSA.pdf
8-A12B 8-A12B 2021-12-10 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1865111/000110465921148459/tm2134982d2_8a12b.htm
CORRESP 2021-12-09 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1865111/000110465921148199/filename1.htm
CORRESP 2021-12-09 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1865111/000110465921148198/filename1.htm
CORRESP 2021-12-09 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1865111/000110465921147992/filename1.htm
CORRESP 2021-12-08 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1865111/000110465921147810/filename1.htm
S-1/A S-1/A 2021-12-03 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1865111/000110465921146203/tm2119933d9_s1a.htm
S-1/A FORM S-1/A 2021-12-02 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1865111/000110465921145928/tm2119933-8_s1a.htm
CORRESP 2021-11-08 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1865111/000110465921135690/filename1.htm
S-1/A FORM S-1/A 2021-11-08 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1865111/000110465921135686/tm2119933d6_s1a.htm
UPLOAD 2021-10-25 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1865111/000000000021012879/filename1.pdf
CORRESP 2021-09-29 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1865111/000110465921120556/filename1.htm
S-1/A FORM S-1/A 2021-09-24 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1865111/000110465921119343/tm2119933d4_s1a.htm
UPLOAD 2021-09-24 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1865111/000000000021011661/filename1.pdf
S-1/A FORM S-1/A 2021-08-19 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1865111/000110465921107468/tm2119933d2_s1a.htm
CORRESP 2021-08-18 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1865111/000110465921107469/filename1.htm
UPLOAD 2021-07-22 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1865111/000000000021009025/filename1.pdf
S-1 FORM S-1 2021-06-29 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1865111/000110465921086903/tm2119933d1_s-1.htm