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BYTE Acquisition Corp. - BYTS

  • Commons

    $9.74

    +0.00%

    BYTS Vol: 34.0

  • Warrants

    $0.82

    -9.10%

    BYTSW Vol: 0.0

  • Units

    $10.02

    +0.50%

    BYTSU Vol: 1.0

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SPAC Stats

Market Cap: 325.3M
Average Volume: 21.8K
52W Range: $9.60 - $10.11
Weekly %: +0.00%
Monthly %: -0.10%
Inst Owners: 2

Info

Target: Searching
Days Since IPO: 263
Unit composition:
Each unit has an offering price of $10.00 and consists of one Class A ordinary share and one-half of one redeemable warrant
Trust Size: 30000000.0M

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Management

Our officers, directors and director nominees are as follows: Name Age Position Kobi Rozengarten 64 Executive Chairman Director Nominee Danny Yamin 62 Chief Executive Officer and Director Samuel Gloor 34 Chief Financial Officer Vadim Komissarov 49 Director Nominee Oded Melamed 53 Director Nominee Louis Lebedin 63 Director Nominee Kobi Rozengarten, 64, will serve as the Executive Chairman of our Board following the completion of this offering. Mr. Rozengarten has over 35 years of experience in investment and management positions in the multinational and Israeli technology sector, with a focus on the fields of semiconductors, cloud computing, and enterprise software. Mr. Rozengarten has been the Chief Executive Officer of Rozengarten Management Ltd. since December 2008. Mr. Rozengarten has experience as a sponsor of various SPACs since 2019. Mr. Rozengarten served from 2007 to 2019 as a General Partner and then as Managing Partner in Jerusalem Venture Partners, a leading Israeli venture capital firm with $1.5 billion assets under management. In this capacity, Mr. Rozengarten led or co-led more than 25 deals and was instrumental in leading many of Jerusalem Venture Partners’s exits including the sale of Altair Semiconductor to Sony, CyOptics, Inc. to Avago, XtremIO to EMC and Dune Network to Broadcom Inc. From 1997 to 2007, Mr. Rozengarten served as a COO and President of Saifun Semiconductors Ltd., a leading provider of IP solutions for the non-volatile (Flash) memory market, and was responsible for the formulation and execution of the company’s business strategy and co-led its IPO on Nasdaq, raising $270 million. From 1987 to 1996, Mr. Rozengarten held multiple positions, as VP of Operation and VP of Business Development with K&S, a US based leading supplier of equipment for the semiconductor industry, and was the Managing Director of Micro-Swiss, K&S’s subsidiary in Israel. Mr. Rozengarten began his career in 1983 as a programmer and Financial Controller at Elbit Systems Ltd., an Israel-based international defense electronics company. Mr. Rozengarten serves as a member of the Board of Governors of Technion. He holds B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Industrial and Management Engineering from Technion and participated in an Executive MBA program at Stanford University. We believe Mr. Rozengarten is qualified to serve on our Board due to his extensive experience in the technology and corporate finance sectors. Danny Yamin, 62, has been our Chief Executive Officer and a member of our Board since January 2021. Mr. Yamin has an extensive proven 30-year track record as a business and technology leader and was named by Globes, a leading financial daily newspaper in Israel, as one of the top 10 most influential people in the Israeli High-Tech sector. Mr. Yamin has been a board member at Axilion, a smart mobility solutions company, since June 2020, and at Isracard, Israel’s largest payments and financial service provider, since November 2020. Both companies are listed on the TASE. Most recently, Mr. Yamin worked at Microsoft for 16 years, until 2018. His last role at Microsoft was Vice-President in Greater China and as a member of the worldwide leadership team of Microsoft’s enterprise business. In this role Mr. Yamin was responsible for all enterprise and partners business in China, Hong-Kong and Taiwan and led the strategy and execution of transforming the sales engagement from on-premise to a cloud-based model. Previously, Mr. Yamin led Microsoft Israel as the Country Manager for 10 years. Mr. Yamin was awarded the Platinum Circle of Excellence Award three times, the highest recognition at Microsoft for business achievements and effective leadership. Mr. Yamin also served as chairman of the Executive Council of Technion, Israel’s leading institute of technology. As chairman, he led the Technion globalization strategy by collaborating with Cornell University to establish the TCII — Technion Cornell Innovation Institute in New York City and established the Guangdong-Technion Institute of Technology in China. Prior to that, Mr. Yamin served as the Chief Executive Officer of Malam Information Technology, a division of Malam Systems, one of Israel’s leading IT system integrators, and as the Chief Information Officer of Elscint, a global leading medical imaging company. From November 2018 to January 2020, Mr. Yamin was a member of the board of directors of Reduxio. Mr. Yamin received a B.Sc. degree in Industrial and Management Engineering from Technion and participated in a Microsoft Senior Leadership Program at Wharton Business School. We believe Mr. Yamin is qualified to serve on our Board due to his extensive career in the business and technology sectors. 107 Table of Contents Samuel Gloor, 34, has been our Chief Financial Officer since January 2021. Mr. Gloor is an experienced investment banker that has transacted in the TMT, consumer, healthcare, industrial, oil & gas and specialty finance verticals. Since November 2020, Mr. Gloor has been the Founder and Managing Member of Sagara Group, LLC, where he specializes in fundraising and strategic consulting for growth-stage companies, alternative asset managers and others. From October 2018 to August 2020, Mr. Gloor was a member of the Financial Institutions Group at Nomura specializing in SPAC and Specialty Finance investment banking. From November 2014 to September 2018, Mr. Gloor was a member of the Advisory & Financing Group at Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking, where he provided event-driven bridge and term lending and capital structure advisory services to blue-chip corporate clients and completed several prominent financing transactions supporting M&A and corporate actions. Mr. Gloor received an M.Sc. in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics and Political Science in London, United Kingdom and a BBA from the Norwegian Business School in Oslo, Norway. Vadim Komissarov, 49, will serve on our Board following the completion of this offering. Mr. Komissarov is a seasoned investment and merchant banker with over 20 years of international experience in technology and telecommunications, including advising companies in large investments in the high-tech telecom industry. Mr. Komissarov has been a Director and Chief Financial Officer of Trident Acquisitions Corp since April 2016, the Chief Executive Officer of Trident Acquisitions Corp since November 2020, and since May 2015, has been the Chief Executive Officer of VK Consulting. From April 2019 to November 2020, Mr. Komissarov was a Founder and Director of Netfin, which merged and completed a $250 million business combination with Triterras in November 2020. From 2014 through 2015, Mr. Komissarov represented The UMW Holdings Berhad as an Investment Advisor. From 1999 to 2014, Mr. Komissarov held senior level management positions with Russian investment banks such as Troika Dialog and Vnesheconombank. In his role as Executive Director of Globex Capital and Chairman of Vnesheconombank Capital Americas, Mr. Komissarov was responsible for its worldwide corporate finance practice from September 2009 to March 2014. Mr. Komissarov started his investment banking career in 1998 in New York working for international banks, including Merrill and BNY Mellon, handling private equity transactions and alternative dispute resolution programs for Eastern European clients. Mr. Komissarov holds an MBA degree from New York University’s Stern School of Business. We believe Mr. Komissarov is qualified to serve on our Board due to his extensive experience in investment banking and corporate finance. Oded Melamed, 53, will serve on our Board following the completion of this offering. Mr. Melamed is an entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience in management positions in the Israeli high-tech sector. Mr. Melamed is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Kiralis Technologies Ltd., a company enabling the development of safer drugs by providing affordable and timely access to pure enantiomers. From 2005 to 2019, Mr. Melamed was the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Altair Semiconductor, a leading semiconductor company in the cellular IoT space. Prior to founding Altair Semiconductor, Mr. Melamed was Director of Cable Modem Communications at Texas Instruments from 1999 to 2005. In this role, he managed Altair Semiconductor after its acquisition by Texas Instruments, and played a key role in transitioning the business into profitability. From 1997 to 1999, Mr. Melamed was product line manager at Libit Signal Processing Ltd., an Israeli fabless semiconductor start-up company that developed CATV modems. From 1995 to 1997, Mr. Melamed was with Motorola Solutions, Inc., and was involved in the development and deployment of the first CDMA cellular system in Israel. From 1989 to 1995, Mr. Melamed was an officer in the Israel Defense Force, Intelligence Corps. He holds B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering, Cum Laude, from Tel-Aviv University, and an EMBA degree from Kellogg-Recanati International Executive MBA program, Northwestern University/Tel-Aviv University. We believe Mr. Melamed is qualified to serve on our Board due to his extensive experience in the high-tech sector. Louis Lebedin, 63, will serve on our Board following the completion of this offering. Mr. Lebedin has over 25 years of banking experience with a proven track record of building and leading a world class business. From 2017 to 2019, Mr. Lebedin served as an advisor to Unio Capital LLC, an asset management firm, responsible for product development. From 2006 to 2012, Mr. Lebedin was global head of JP Morgan’s prime brokerage business, a leading provider of clearing and financing services for equity and fixed income hedge funds. He was responsible for defining and executing the strategy for the business, to expand its market share while continuing to meet the evolving needs of its hedge fund clients. From 2008 to 2012, Mr. Lebedin served on JP Morgan Clearing Corp.’s Operations Committee and the Equities Division’s Executive Committee. From 2001 to 2005, Mr. Lebedin was the chief operating officer and chief financial officer of Bear Stearns’s Global Clearing Services division. Mr. Lebedin joined the Clearance Division in 1988 assuming the role of controller before being promoted to chief financial officer in 1996. From 1980 to 1987, he worked at Coopers & Lybrand, rising to the level of audit manager 108 Table of Contents specializing in financial services. Mr. Lebedin holds a B.S. in accounting from Syracuse University, and he earned his CPA license in 1982. We believe Mr. Lebedin is qualified to serve on our Board due to his extensive operation and investment experience. Number and Terms of Office of Officers and Directors Our Board consists of 5 members and is divided into three classes with only one class of directors being elected in each year, and with each class (except for those directors appointed prior to our first annual meeting of shareholders) serving a three-year term. In accordance with Nasdaq corporate governance requirements, we are not required to hold an annual meeting until one year after our first fiscal year end following our listing on Nasdaq. The term of office of the first class of directors, consisting of Mr. Lebedin, will expire at our first annual meeting of shareholders. The term of office of the second class of directors, consisting of Messrs. Melamed and Yamin, will expire at the second annual meeting of shareholders. The term of office of the third class of directors, consisting of Messrs. Komissarov and Rozengarten, will expire at the third annual meeting of shareholders. Our officers are appointed by the Board and serve at the discretion of the Board, rather than for specific terms of office. Our Board is authorized to appoint officers as it deems appropriate pursuant to our amended and restated memorandum and articles of association. Director Independence Nasdaq listing standards require that a majority of our Board be independent. An “independent director” is defined generally as a person who, in the opinion of the company’s board of directors, 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). Our Board has determined that each of Messrs. Komissarov, Oded and Lebedin is an “independent director” as defined in the Nasdaq listing standards and applicable SEC rules. 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 compensation for services rendered to us. Commencing on the date that our securities are first listed on Nasdaq through the earlier of consummation of our initial business combination and our liquidation, we will pay our sponsor $10,000 per month for office space, utilities, secretarial and administrative support services provided to members of our management team. We may elect to make payment of customary fees to members of our Board for director service. In addition, 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 or directors, or our or their affiliates. Any such payments prior to an initial business combination will be made from funds held outside the trust account. Other than quarterly audit committee review of such reimbursements, we do not expect to have any additional controls in place governing our reimbursement payments to our directors and officers for their out-of-pocket expenses incurred in connection with our activities on our behalf in connection with identifying and consummating an initial business combination. Other than these payments and reimbursements, no compensation of any kind, including finder’s and consulting fees, will be paid by the company to our sponsor, officers and directors, or any of their respective affiliates, prior to completion of our initial business combination. After the completion of our initial business combination, directors or members of our management team who remain with us may be paid consulting or management fees from the combined company. All of these fees will be fully disclosed to shareholders, to the extent then known, in the proxy solicitation materials or tender offer materials furnished to our shareholders in connection with a proposed initial business combination. We have not established any limit on the amount of such fees that may be paid by the combined company to our directors or members of management. It is unlikely the amount of such compensation will be known at the time of the proposed initial business combination, 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, or recommended to the Board for determination, either by a compensation committee constituted solely by independent directors or by a majority of the independent directors on our Board. 109 Table of Contents 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 our 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 a part, our Board will have two standing committees: an audit committee and a compensation committee. Both our audit committee and our compensation committee will be composed solely of independent directors. Subject to phase-in rules and a limited exception, the rules of Nasdaq and Rule 10A of the Exchange Act require that the audit committee of a listed company be comprised solely of independent directors. Subject to phase-in rules and a limited exception, the rules of Nasdaq require that the compensation committee of a listed company be comprised solely of independent directors. Each committee will operate under a charter that will be approved by our Board and will have the composition and responsibilities described below. 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. Messrs. Komissarov, Oded and Lebedin will serve as the members of the audit committee, and Mr. Komissarov will chair the audit committee. All members of our audit committee are independent of and unaffiliated with our sponsor and our underwriters. Each member of the audit committee is financially literate and our Board has determined that Mr. Komissarov qualifies as an “audit committee financial expert” as defined in applicable SEC rules and has accounting or related financial management expertise. We will adopt an audit committee charter, which will detail the principal functions of the audit committee, including: • assisting board oversight of (1) the integrity of our financial statements, (2) our compliance with legal and regulatory requirements, (3) our independent registered public accounting firm’s qualifications and independence, and (4) the performance of our internal audit function and independent registered public accounting firm; the appointment, compensation, retention, replacement, and oversight of the work of the independent registered public accounting firm 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 registered public accounting firm or any other registered public accounting firm engaged by us, and establishing pre-approval policies and procedures; reviewing and discussing with the independent registered public accounting firm all relationships the firm has with us in order to evaluate their continued independence; • setting clear policies for audit partner rotation in compliance with applicable laws and regulations; obtaining and reviewing a report, at least annually, from the independent registered public accounting firm describing (1) the independent auditor’s internal quality-control procedures and (2) 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; • meeting to review and discuss our annual audited financial statements and quarterly financial statements with management and the independent auditor, including reviewing our specific disclosures under “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Conditi

Holder Stats

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% of Shares Held by All Insider 0.00%
% of Shares Held by Institutions 12.44%
% of Float Held by Institutions 12.44%
Number of Institutions Holding Shares 2

Institutional Holders

Reporting Date Hedge Fund Shares Held Market Value % of Portfolio Quarterly Change in Shares Ownership in Company
2021-11-16 Toroso Investments LLC 10,526 $100,000 0.0% 0 0.025%
2021-11-16 Whitebox Advisors LLC 65,829 $640,000 0.0% +9.9% 0.159%
2021-11-16 Citadel Advisors LLC 150,394 $1,460,000 0.0% 0 0.362%
2021-11-16 CNH Partners LLC 106,787 $1,040,000 0.0% +6.9% 0.257%
2021-11-16 Castle Creek Arbitrage LLC 293,558 $2,850,000 0.2% 0 0.708%
2021-11-15 Berkley W R Corp 24,727 $240,000 0.0% 0 0.060%
2021-11-15 Dark Forest Capital Management LP 35,391 $340,000 0.1% 0 0.085%
2021-11-12 Sculptor Capital LP 1,374,200 $13,340,000 0.1% +96.5% 3.312%
2021-11-12 Macquarie Group Ltd. 1,753,650 $17,030,000 0.0% 0 4.226%
2021-11-12 Magnetar Financial LLC 10,373 $100,000 0.0% 0 0.025%
2021-11-09 Basso Capital Management L.P. 12,421 $120,000 0.0% 0 0.030%
2021-08-25 Marshall Wace LLP 1,249,994 $12,060,000 0.1% 0 11.521%
2021-08-17 Woodline Partners LP 150,000 $1,450,000 0.0% 0 1.382%
2021-08-16 Whitebox Advisors LLC 59,884 $580,000 0.0% 0 0.552%
2021-08-16 CNH Partners LLC 99,900 $960,000 0.0% 0 0.921%
2021-08-16 LMR Partners LLP 1,200,000 $11,580,000 0.2% 0 11.059%
2021-08-16 Polygon Management Ltd. 850,000 $8,199,999 0.4% 0 7.833%
2021-08-16 HBK Investments L P 750,000 $7,240,000 0.0% 0 1.808%
2021-08-16 Linden Advisors LP 2,000,000 $19,300,000 0.1% 0 18.431%
2021-08-16 Radcliffe Capital Management L.P. 150,000 $1,450,000 0.0% 0 1.382%
2021-08-16 Taconic Capital Advisors LP 750,000 $7,240,000 0.2% 0 6.912%
2021-08-13 Glazer Capital LLC 47,302 $460,000 0.0% 0 0.436%
2021-08-13 Spring Creek Capital LLC 150,000 $1,450,000 0.1% 0 1.382%
2021-08-13 OMERS ADMINISTRATION Corp 75,000 $720,000 0.0% 0 0.691%
2021-08-11 Picton Mahoney Asset Management 350,000 $3,380,000 0.1% 0 3.226%
2021-08-11 CVI Holdings LLC 600,000 $5,790,000 0.4% 0 5.529%

SEC Filings

Form Type Form Description Filing Date Document Link
10-Q QUARTERLY REPORT 2021-11-18 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1842566/000121390021060562/f10q0921_byteacquisition.htm
8-K CURRENT REPORT 2021-11-18 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1842566/000121390021060542/ea150620-8k_byteacqu.htm
NT 10-Q NOTIFICATION OF LATE FILING 2021-11-16 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1842566/000121390021059993/ea150622-nt10q_byteacq.htm
10-Q QUARTERLY REPORT 2021-08-20 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1842566/000121390021044048/f10q0621_byteacquisition.htm
SC 13G SC 13G 2021-08-19 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1842566/000119312521250967/d196380dsc13g.htm
NT 10-Q NT 10-Q 2021-08-17 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1842566/000121390021043453/ea145998-nt10q_byteacq.htm
10-Q QUARTERLY REPORT 2021-05-27 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1842566/000121390021029587/f10q0321_byteacquisition.htm
8-K CURRENT REPORT 2021-05-24 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1842566/000121390021028483/ea141533-8k_byteacq.htm
NT 10-Q NOTIFICATION OF LATE FILING 2021-05-17 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1842566/000121390021027095/ea140972-nt10q_byteacquisit.htm
8-K CURRENT REPORT 2021-05-05 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1842566/000121390021024704/ea140363-8k_byteacqui.htm
8-K CURRENT REPORT 2021-04-13 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1842566/000121390021021387/ea139192-8k_byteacqu.htm
4 2021-04-07 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1842566/000121390021020662/xslF345X03/ownership.xml
SC 13G SC 13G 2021-04-07 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1842566/000117891321001297/zk2125857.htm
8-K CURRENT REPORT 2021-03-29 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1842566/000121390021018360/ea138336-8k_byteacq.htm
SC 13G SC 13G 2021-03-29 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1842566/000119312521097710/d102653dsc13g.htm
SC 13G 2021-03-25 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1842566/000131924421000181/BYTS_SC13G.htm
8-K CURRENT REPORT 2021-03-23 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1842566/000121390021017282/ea138131-8k_byteacquisition.htm
424B4 PROSPECTUS 2021-03-19 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1842566/000121390021016628/f424b40321_byteacquisition.htm
3 2021-03-18 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1842566/000121390021016460/xslF345X02/ownership.xml
3 2021-03-18 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1842566/000121390021016458/xslF345X02/ownership.xml
3 2021-03-18 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1842566/000121390021016456/xslF345X02/ownership.xml
3 2021-03-18 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1842566/000121390021016454/xslF345X02/ownership.xml
3 2021-03-18 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1842566/000121390021016452/xslF345X02/ownership.xml
EFFECT 2021-03-17 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1842566/999999999521000980/xslEFFECTX01/primary_doc.xml
CERT 2021-03-16 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1842566/000135445721000348/8ACERT_BYTSU.pdf
8-A12B FOR REGISTRATION OF CERTAIN CLASSES 2021-03-16 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1842566/000121390021015559/ea137226-8a12b_byteacq.htm
S-1/A REGISTRATION STATEMENT 2021-03-12 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1842566/000121390021015118/fs12021a1_byteacq.htm
S-1 REGISTRATION STATEMENT 2021-02-26 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1842566/000121390021012151/fs12021_byteacquisition.htm
DRS 2021-02-03 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1842566/000121390021006541/filename1.htm