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Jupiter Wellness Acquisition Corp. - JWAC
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Market Cap: 104.4M
Average Volume: 439.1K
52W Range: $3.60 - $13.02
Weekly %: -0.28%
Monthly %: -25.65%
Inst Owners: 0
Days Since IPO: 484
Each unit has an offering price of $10.00 and consists of one share of our Class A common stock and one right.
Each right entitles the holder thereof to receive one-eighth (1/8) of
one share of Class A common stock upon the consummation of an initial business combination, as described in more detail
Trust Size: 10000000.0M
Our officers and directors are as follows: Name Age Position Brian S. John 53 Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer Ryan Allison 40 Chief Operating Officer Ke Li 32 Chief Financial Officer Andrew Goren, M.D. 50 Director N. Adele Hogan 60 Director Hans Haywood 53 Director Robert D. Allison, M.D. 46 Director ____________ Brian S. John has been our Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer since September 2021. Since October 2018, he has been the Chief Executive Officer and a director of Jupiter Wellness, Inc. (NASDAQ: JUPW), a cutting-edge developer of cannabidiol (CBD) based medical therapeutics and wellness products, of which he was a founder. He is the founder of Caro Partners, LLC, a financial consulting firm specializing in assisting emerging growth companies primarily in the sub-$100 million space, and has worked with hundreds of companies in dozens of countries over the last 25 years. Mr. John was the Chief Executive Officer of Teeka Tan Products Inc., a sun care company he co-founded in 2004 and later sold. He also serves on the board of directors of The Learning Center at the Els Center of Excellence–a school for children with autism in Jupiter, Florida. In August 2015, Mr. John voluntarily petitioned the United States Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District of Florida (case #15-24036-PGH) for personal bankruptcy under Chapter 7 of the United States bankruptcy Code, primarily resulting from medical expenses incurred in connection with personal illness. The debtor, Mr. John, was discharged in February 19, 2016 and the matter was terminated in April 2017. There were no allegations of fraud made in the proceedings. Ryan Allison has been our Chief Operating Officer since September 2021. Since April 2021, he has been the Chief Operating Officer of Jupiter Wellness, Inc. (NASDAQ: JUPW), a cutting-edge developer of cannabidiol (CBD) based medical therapeutics and wellness products. From 2018 to April 2021, Mr. Allison was a management consultant operating his own business. From 2016 to 2018, Mr. Allison was a senior partner at Interprise Partners, LLC, a middle market investment and management group. From 2013 to 2016, Mr. Allison was the chief executive officer of Strategy Associates, a professional services firm specializing in large-scale enterprise technology adoption, purchasing guidance and business strategy development and implementation, which he founded in 2013. Mr. Allison received his B.S. in computer science from The College of New Jersey. He also completed a masters program while a scholar in residence at Oxford University, Mansfield College. Mr. Allison received his MBA from George Mason University. Ke Li has been our Chief Financial Officer since September 2021, Since September 2014, Ke Li has been the Managing Partner of L&L CPAS, PA, a PCAOB registered public accounting firm of which he was a Co-Founder, which focuses on leading integrated annual audits of publicly traded companies, reviewing the financial statements, and evaluating significant accounting judgements. In addition, since September 2013, Mr. Li has served as an analyst at Greentree Financial Group Inc. which provides financial and accounting advisory services to public companies. Mr. Li has 10+ years of practical experience in publicly traded companies by audits, financial statements preparation and compliance, financial analysis, risk assessments, internal control and business combination. Mr. Li is Certified Public Accountant in North Carolina and Illinois. Andrew Goren, MD has been our director since September 2021, is the President and Chief Medical Officer of Applied Biology, Irvine, California. He is an External Medical Advisor and a Co-Researcher, Trichology Unit, at the Ramon y Cajal Hospital, Madrid, Spain, a Visiting Professor of Dermatology, in the Department of Dermatology and Venereology at the Clinical Hospital Center Sestre Milosrdnice, Zagreb, Croatia, a Medical Doctor at the Skin & Cosmetic Research Dept. in the Shanghai Skin Disease Hospital, Shanghai, China, and a Visiting Medical Doctor in the Department of Dermatology and Venereology at L.T.M. Medical College Sion, Mumbai, India. He is also a Clinical Research Director at Samel Hospital, Manaus, , Brazil. N. Adele Hogan has been our director since September 2021, and has been a Partner and Co-Chair of the Corporate and Securities Practice Group at Lucosky Bookman LLP since March 2021. From 2012 to March 2021, she was a Partner at Hogan Law Associates PLLC. During 2016, Ms. Hogan was also a Director at Deutsche Bank. From 2009 to 2012she was Counsel at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP; from 2009 to 2012, she was a Partner at White & Case LLP;, and from 2005 to 2007 she was a Partner at Linklaters LLP. From 1995 to 2005, Ms. Hogan was a Senior Attorney at Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP Ms. Hogan received a J.D. from Cornell University Law School in 1985 and a B.A. from Cornell University in 1982. 90 Table of Contents Hans Haywood has been our director since September 2021, and is currently a principal of HKA Capital Advisors, a platform from which to offer consulting services and develop proprietary trading algorithms, which he founded in 2010. From May 2011 to April 2018 Mr. Haywood was the Co-Chief Investment Officer and a Director of Tempest Capital AG, a Zurich-based family office/private equity fund, responsible for structuring and making activist investments in the technology and natural resource sectors. From May 2009 to March 2011, Mr. Haywood was the Chief Investment Officer of Panda Global Advisors, an emerging markets oriented Global Macro fund with a focus on liquid assets, sovereign credit, interest rates, foreign exchange, equity and commodities, which he founded in 2011. From July 2005 to December 2007, Mr. Haywood was a Partner and Senior Portfolio Manager for Sailfish Capital Partners, a multi-strategy fund, where he co-founded and managed the fund’s global Emerging Markets strategy. From December 1997 to June 2005, he was a Managing director at Credit Suisse where he managed the firm’s proprietary credit portfolio and was jointly responsible for the creation of the firm’s customer-oriented trading platform. Mr. Haywood received a master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College, University of London in 1990. Robert D. Allison, M.D. has been our director since September 2021, and has over 15 years of experience leading clinical research and public health programs for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. Navy. Since February 2021, he has been a medical reviewer in the Division of Antivirals, Office of New Drugs, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. He has served as the Principal of Quality Management Consultants, LLC, since October 2020, where he leads quality improvement research solutions for the healthcare industry. From January 2019 to February 2020, he was a medical epidemiologist for the CDC supporting hepatitis elimination as a liaison to WHO and COVID-19 response globally. From January 2019 to January 2020 he was the Chief Medical Officer of Sendero Health Plans, Inc., and from January 2016 to January 2019, he was the Chief of the Infectious Diseases Section and Associate Director for Research in the NIH Clinical Center. Dr. Allison has served as an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health since March 2017. He received a B.S. in Chemistry in 1997 at the College Of New Jersey, an M.P.H. in infectious diseases epidemiology at the University of South Florida in 2000 and an M.D. from the Florida State University College of Medicine in 2006. From 2006 to 2008 he trained directly under Dr. Harvey J. Alter (Nobel Prize in Medicine, 2020) as a postdoctoral fellow. He completed training in internal medicine at the Naval Medical Center San Diego in 2010 and in preventive medicine at Johns Hopkins in 2014. Dr. Allison has been principal or associate investigator on numerous clinical research studies at the NIH since 2006, has authored over 25 peer-reviewed publications and has 2 patents for his laboratory’s development of a pathogen detection chip. Involvement in Certain Legal Proceedings Except as described above with respect to the personal bankruptcy of Brian S. John (primarily resulting from medical expenses incurred in connection with personal illness) for which Mr. John was discharged in February 19, 2016 and which matter was terminated in April 2017, to the best of our knowledge, none of our directors or executive officers has, during the past ten years: • been convicted in a criminal proceeding or been subject to a pending criminal proceeding (excluding traffic violations and other minor offenses); • had any bankruptcy petition filed by or against the business or property of the person, or of any partnership, corporation or business association of which he was a general partner or executive officer, either at the time of the bankruptcy filing or within two years prior to that time; • been subject to any order, judgment, or decree, not subsequently reversed, suspended or vacated, by any court of competent jurisdiction or federal or state authority, permanently or temporarily enjoining, barring, suspending or otherwise limiting, his involvement in any type of business, securities, futures, commodities, investment, banking, savings and loan, or insurance activities, or to be associated with persons engaged in any such activity; • been found by a court of competent jurisdiction in a civil action or by the Commission or the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to have violated a federal or state securities or commodities law, and the judgment has not been reversed, suspended, or vacated; • been the subject of, or a party to, any federal or state judicial or administrative order, judgment, decree, or finding, not subsequently reversed, suspended or vacated (not including any settlement of a civil proceeding among private litigants), relating to an alleged violation of any federal or state securities or commodities law or regulation, any law or regulation respecting financial institutions or insurance companies including, but not limited to, a temporary or permanent injunction, order of disgorgement or restitution, civil money penalty or temporary or permanent cease-and-desist order, or removal or prohibition order, or any law or regulation prohibiting mail or wire fraud or fraud in connection with any business entity; or • been the subject of, or a party to, any sanction or order, not subsequently reversed, suspended or vacated, of any self-regulatory organization (as defined in Section 3(a)(26) of the Exchange Act), any registered entity (as defined in Section 1(a)(29) of the Commodity Exchange Act), or any equivalent exchange, association, entity or organization that has disciplinary authority over its members or persons associated with a member. 91 Table of Contents Number and Terms of Office of Officers and Directors We have six directors. Our board of directors are divided into two 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 meeting of stockholders) serving a two-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 N. Adele Hogan, Andrew Goren and Robert D. Allison will expire at our first annual meeting of stockholders. The term of office of the second class of directors, consisting of Brian S. Jones Ryan Allison and Hans Haywood, will expire at the second annual meeting of stockholders. Our amended and restated certificate of incorporation will provide that our board of directors may be removed with cause by the affirmative vote of the holders of a majority of the voting power of all of our outstanding stock. 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 bylaws as it deems appropriate. Our bylaws provide that our officers may consist of a Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, President, Vice Presidents, Secretary, Treasurer, Assistant Secretaries and such other offices as may be determined by the board of directors. Nasdaq 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 Dr. Andrew Goren, N. Adele Hogan, Hans Haywood and Dr. Robert D. Allison are “independent directors” 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 Other than as disclosed herein, none of our officers and directors has received any cash compensation for services rendered to us. We will pay Ke Li, our Chief Financial Officer, monthly fees of $5,000 for his services commencing upon the closing of this offering. Upon completion of our initial business combination or our liquidation, we will cease paying these monthly fees. We will also issue to our officers and directors an aggregate of 300,000 post business combination shares within 10 days following the business combination, with the same lock-up restrictions and registration rights as the founder shares. Other than the foregoing, no compensation of any kind, including any finder’s fee, reimbursement, consulting fee or monies in respect of any payment of a loan, will be paid by us to our sponsor, officers and directors, or any affiliate of our sponsor or officers, prior to, or in connection with any services rendered in order to effectuate, the consummation of our initial business combination (regardless of the type of transaction that it is). However, these individuals 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 using funds held outside the trust account. Other than quarterly audit committee review of such payments, we do not expect to have any additional controls in place governing our reimbursement payments to our directors and executive officers for their out-of-pocket expenses incurred in connection with identifying and consummating an 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 stockholders, to the extent then known, in the tender offer materials or proxy solicitation materials furnished to our stockholders 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 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 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. 92 Table of Contents Committees of the Board of Directors Our board of directors will have two standing committees: an audit committee and a compensation committee. 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 Prior to the consummation of this offering, we will establish an audit committee of the board of directors. Hans Haywood, Dr.Robert D. Allison and Adele Hogan will serve as members of our audit committee, and Hans Hayward will chair the audit committee. Under the Nasdaq listing standards and applicable SEC rules, we are required to have at least three members of the audit committee, all of whom must be independent. Each of Hans Hayward, Adele Hogan, Dr. Andrew Goren and Dr. Robert Allison meet the independent director standard under Nasdaq listing standards and under Rule 10-A-3(b)(1) of the Exchange Act. Each member of the audit committee is financially literate and our board of directors has determined that Hans Hayward 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 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 engaged by us, and establishing pre-approval policies and procedures; • setting clear hiring policies for employees or former employees of the independent registered public accounting firm, including but not limited to, as required by applicable laws and regulations; • 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 (i) the independent registered public accounting firm’s internal quality-control procedures, (ii) any material issues