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Galata Acquisition Corp. - GLTA

  • Commons

    $10.05

    +0.00%

    GLTA Vol: 546.0

  • Warrants

    $0.50

    -9.05%

    GLTA+ Vol: 249.0

  • Units

    $10.39

    +3.05%

    GLTA= Vol: 1.0K

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SPAC Stats

Market Cap: 144.5M
Average Volume: 6.8K
52W Range: $9.56 - $10.20
Weekly %: +2.45%
Monthly %: +1.57%
Inst Owners: 0

Info

Target: Searching
Days Since IPO: 142
Unit composition:
Each unit has an offering price of $10.00 and consists of one Class A ordinary share and one-half of one warrant
Trust Size: 12500000.0M

Management

Officers and Directors Our board of directors is divided into three classes with only one class of directors being elected in each year and each class (except for those directors appointed prior to our first annual general meeting) serving a three-year term. The term of office of the first class of directors, consisting of [•] and [●], will expire at our first annual general meeting. The term of office of the second class of directors, consisting of [●] and [•], will expire at the second annual general meeting. The term of office of the third class of directors, consisting of [•] and [•], will expire at the third annual general meeting. We may not hold an annual general meeting until after we consummate our initial business combination. 98 Our officers are appointed 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 of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, President, Chief Financial Officer, Vice Presidents, Secretary, Treasurer and such other offices as may be determined by the board of directors. Director Independence NYSE listing standards require that a majority of our board of directors be independent. An “independent director” is defined generally as a person other than an officer or employee of the company or its subsidiaries or any other individual having a relationship which in the opinion of the company’s board of directors, would interfere with the director’s exercise of independent judgment in carrying out the responsibilities of a director. Our board of directors has determined that each of Adam S. Metz, Shelley Guiley and Tim Shannon qualifies as an “independent director” as defined in the NYSE listing standards and applicable SEC rules. Our independent directors will have regularly scheduled meetings at which only independent directors are present. Executive Officer and Director Compensation None of our executive officers or directors has received any cash (or non-cash) compensation for services rendered to us. Our sponsor, executive 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. 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 tender offer materials or proxy solicitation materials furnished to our shareholders in connection with a proposed 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 business combination, because the directors of the post-combination business will be responsible for determining executive officer and director compensation. Any compensation to be paid to our executive officers will be determined, or recommended to the board of directors for determination, either by a compensation committee constituted solely by independent directors or by a majority of the independent directors on our board of 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 executive 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 executive officers and directors that provide for benefits upon termination of employment. Committees of the Board of Directors Upon the effectiveness of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part, our board of directors will have two standing committees: an audit committee and a compensation committee. The rules of the NYSE and Rule 10A-3 of the Exchange Act as required by the rules of the NYSE, require that the audit committee and the compensation committee of a listed company be comprised solely of independent directors. 99 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 rules of the NYSE require that the audit committee of a listed company be comprised solely of at least three independent directors. The members of our audit committee will be Adam S. Metz, Shelley Guiley and Tim Shannon. [•] will serve as chairman of the audit committee. Adam S. Metz, Shelley Guiley and Tim Shannon meet the independent director standard under the NYSE’s listing standards. Each member of the audit committee is financially literate and our board of directors has determined that [•] qualifies as an “audit committee financial expert” as defined in applicable SEC rules. Responsibilities of the audit committee include: ·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 permitted 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 independent registered public accounting firm have with us in order to evaluate their continued independence; ·setting clear hiring policies for employees or former employees of the independent registered public accounting firm; ·setting clear policies for audit partner rotation in compliance with applicable laws and regulations; ·obtaining a report, at least annually, from the independent registered public accounting firm describing (i) the independent registered public accounting firm’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 registered public accounting firm, 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 as required by the rules of the NYSE. The rules of the NYSE require that the compensation committee of a listed company be comprised solely of independent directors. The members of our Compensation Committee will be Adam S. Metz, Shelley Guiley and Tim Shannon. [•] will serve as chairman of the compensation committee. Adam S. Metz, Shelley Guiley and Tim Shannon meet the independent director standard under the NYSE’s listing standards. We will adopt a compensation committee charter, which will detail the principal functions of the compensation committee, as required by the rules of the NYSE, including: 100 ·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 executive 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 executive 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 compensation committee 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 NYSE and the SEC. Notwithstanding the foregoing, as indicated above, no compensation of any kind, including finders, consulting or other similar fees, will be paid to any of our existing shareholders, officers, directors or any of their respective affiliates, prior to, or for any services they render in order to effectuate the consummation of a business combination. Accordingly, it is likely that prior to the consummation of an initial business combination, the compensation committee will only be responsible for the review and recommendation of any compensation arrangements to be entered into in connection with such initial business combination. Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Upon the effectiveness of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part, we will establish a nominating and corporate governance committee of the board of directors as required by the rules of the NYSE. The rules of the NYSE require that the nominating and corporate governance committee of a listed company be comprised solely of independent directors. The members of our nominating and corporate governance committee will be Adam S. Metz, Shelley Guiley and Tim Shannon. [•] will serve as chairman of the compensation committee. Adam S. Metz, Shelley Guiley and Tim Shannon meet the independent director standard under the NYSE’s listing standards. We will adopt a compensation committee charter, which will detail the principal functions of the compensation committee, as required by the rules of the NYSE. Director Nominations The guidelines for selecting nominees, which are specified in the Nominating and Corporate Governance 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. 101 The nominating and corporate governance 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 and corporate governance 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 and corporate governance committee does not distinguish among nominees recommended by shareholders and other persons. Compensation Committee Interlocks and Insider Participation None of our executive officers currently serves, and in the past year has not served, as a member of the board of directors or compensation committee of any entity that has one or more executive officers serving on our board of directors. Code of Ethics Prior to the effectiveness of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part, we will have adopted a code of ethics applicable to our directors, officers and employees. We will file a copy of our code of ethics, our audit committee charter and our compensation committee charter as exhibits to the registration statement of which this prospectus is a part. You will be able to review these documents by accessing our public filings at the SEC’s web site at www.sec.gov. In addition, a copy of the code of ethics will be provided without charge upon request from us. We intend to disclose any amendments to or waivers of certain provisions of our code of ethics in a Current Report on Form 8-K. Conflicts of Interest Under Cayman Islands law, directors and officers owe the following fiduciary duties: ·duty to act in good faith in what the director or officer believes to be in the best interests of the company as a whole; ·duty to exercise powers for the purposes for which those powers were conferred and not for a collateral purpose; ·directors should not improperly fetter the exercise of future discretion; ·duty not to put themselves in a position in which there is a conflict between their duty to the company and their personal interests; and ·duty to exercise independent judgment. In addition to the above, directors also owe a duty of care which is not fiduciary in nature. This duty has been defined as a requirement to act as a reasonably diligent person having both the general knowledge, skill and experience that may reasonably be expected of a person carrying out the same functions as are carried out by that director in relation to the company and the general knowledge skill and experience which that director has. As set out above, directors have a duty not to put themselves in a position of conflict and this includes a duty not to engage in self-dealing, or to otherwise benefit as a result of their position. However, in some instances what would otherwise be a breach of this duty can be forgiven and/or authorized in advance by the shareholders provided that there is full disclosure by the directors. This can be done by way of permission granted in the amended and restated memorandum and articles of association or alternatively by shareholder approval at general meetings. 102 If any of our officers or directors becomes aware of an initial business combination opportunity that falls within the line of business of any entity to which he has pre-existing fiduciary or contractual obligations, he may, subject to his fiduciary duties under Cayman Islands law, be required to present such initial business combination opportunity to such entity prior to presenting such initial business combination opportunity to us or, in the case of a non-compete obligation, possibly prohibited from referring such opportunity to us. Certain of our officers, directors and director nominees currently have certain relevant fiduciary duties or contractual obligations to other entities. We do not believe, however, that any fiduciary duties or contractual obligations of our executive officers arising in the future would materially undermine our ability to complete our initial business combination. In addition, our sponsor has, and our sponsor, officers and directors may in the future, sponsor or form other special purpose acquisition companies similar to ours or may pursue other business or investment ventures during the period in which we are seeking an initial business combination. Below is a table summarizing the companies to which our officers, directors and director nominees currently have fiduciary duties or contractual obligations: Individual Entity Entity’s Business Affiliation Kemal Kaya The Blackstone Group Alternative investment manager Senior Advisor Daniel Freifeld Callaway Capital Management Investment manager Chief Investment Officer Farragut Square Global Master Fund Investment fund Managing member Callaway Strategic Opportunity Fund I Investment fund Managing Member Michael Tanzer Callaway Capital Management Investment manager Portfolio Manager Farragut Square Global Master Fund Investment fund Portfolio Manager Adam S. Metz Morgan Stanley Direct Lending Fund Specialty finance Director SL Investment Corp. Investment vehicle Director Hammerson PLC Property development and insurance Non-executive director Tim Shannon Cedar Investors LLC Investment firm Managing Partner We do not believe that any of the foregoing pre-existing fiduciary duties or contractual obligations will materially undermine our ability to consummate our initial business combination because the foregoing entities have constraints on the sector, operations, size or equity stake of acquisitions they would consider. Our sponsor, officers, directors and director nominees may in the future, sponsor, form or participate in other blank check companies similar to ours during the period in which we are seeking an initial business combination. Potential investors should also be aware of the following other potential conflicts of interest: ·None of our officers or directors is required to commit his or her full time to our affairs and, accordingly, may have conflicts of interest in allocating his or her time among various business activities. ·Our sponsor purchased founder shares prior to the date of this prospectus. Our sponsor will purchase private placement warrants in a transaction that will close simultaneously with the closing of this offering. Our initial shareholders, officers, directors and director nominees have entered into letter agreements with us, pursuant to which they have agreed to waive their redemption rights with respect to their founder shares, and our initial shareholders, officers, directors and director nominees have agreed to waive their redemption rights with respect to any public shares th

SEC Filings

Form Type Form Description Filing Date Document Link
8-K FORM 8-K 2021-11-17 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1852767/000110465921140582/tm2133246d1_8k.htm
10-Q FORM 10-Q 2021-11-15 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1852767/000141057821000289/glta-20210930x10q.htm
SC 13G FORM SC 13G 2021-10-08 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1852767/000106299321009354/formsc13g.htm
10-Q FORM 10-Q 2021-08-23 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1852767/000110465921108617/glta-20210630x10q.htm
SC 13G SCHEDULE 13G 2021-07-23 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1852767/000110465921095411/tm2123136d2_sc13g.htm
SC 13G FORM SC 13G 2021-07-20 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1852767/000106299321006631/formsc13g.htm
8-K FORM 8-K 2021-07-20 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1852767/000110465921093648/tm2122530d1_8k.htm
SC 13G 2021-07-16 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1852767/000135755021000050/gltau13g16july2021.htm
3 OWNERSHIP DOCUMENT 2021-07-14 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1852767/000110465921092163/xslF345X02/tm2121785-7_3seq1.xml
8-K FORM 8-K 2021-07-14 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1852767/000110465921092094/tm2122110d1_8k.htm
424B3 424B3 2021-07-13 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1852767/000110465921091398/tm2111131d8_424b3.htm
3 OWNERSHIP DOCUMENT 2021-07-12 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1852767/000110465921091298/xslF345X02/tm2121785-6_3seq1.xml
3 OWNERSHIP DOCUMENT 2021-07-12 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1852767/000110465921091295/xslF345X02/tm2121785-5_3seq1.xml
3 OWNERSHIP DOCUMENT 2021-07-12 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1852767/000110465921091294/xslF345X02/tm2121785-4_3seq1.xml
3 OWNERSHIP DOCUMENT 2021-07-12 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1852767/000110465921091293/xslF345X02/tm2121785-3_3seq1.xml
3 OWNERSHIP DOCUMENT 2021-07-12 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1852767/000110465921091291/xslF345X02/tm2121785-2_3seq1.xml
EFFECT 2021-07-08 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1852767/999999999521002682/xslEFFECTX01/primary_doc.xml
3 OWNERSHIP DOCUMENT 2021-07-08 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1852767/000110465921090384/xslF345X02/tm2121785-1_3seq1.xml
CERT NYSE AMERICAN CERTIFICATION 2021-07-08 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1852767/000114331321000029/GLTA070821.pdf
8-A12B 8-A12B 2021-07-08 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1852767/000110465921090051/tm2121704d1_8a12b.htm
CORRESP 2021-07-06 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1852767/000110465921089340/filename1.htm
CORRESP 2021-07-06 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1852767/000110465921089338/filename1.htm
S-1/A S-1/A 2021-06-28 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1852767/000110465921086232/tm2111131d5_s1a.htm
S-1/A S-1/A 2021-06-23 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1852767/000110465921084536/tm2111131d4_s1a.htm
S-1/A FORM S-1/A 2021-06-07 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1852767/000110465921077255/tm2111131d2_s1a.htm
CORRESP 2021-06-04 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1852767/000110465921077256/filename1.htm
UPLOAD 2021-04-22 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1852767/000000000021005053/filename1.pdf
S-1 FORM S-1 2021-04-02 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1852767/000110465921045803/tm2111131d1_s1.htm