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Pacifico Acquisition Corp. - PAFO

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SPAC Stats

Market Cap: 74.4M
Average Volume: 57.6K
52W Range: $9.70 - $12.00
Weekly %: +0.30%
Monthly %: +0.00%
Inst Owners: 0

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Target: Searching
Days Since IPO: 75
Unit composition:
Each Unit consists of one share of common stock and one right (“Public Right”)
Trust Size: 5000000.0M

Management

Our officers and directors are as follows: Name Age Position Edward Cong Wang 38 Chief Executive Officer, Chairman and President Yi Zhong 49 Chief Financial Officer and Director Raymond John Gibbs 67 Independent Director Yue Tang 40 Independent Director Shiyun Shao 31 Independent Director Edward Cong Wang has been our Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer since our inception. Mr. Wang has served as the managing partner at The Balloch (Holding) Group since March 2020. Before that, he was a partner at Prestige Financial Holdings Group Limited from August 2018 to September 2019. Mr. Wang also served as a partner at Shenzhen Bode Chuangfu Investment Management Co. Ltd., from January 2017 to July 2018. Mr. Wang served as the chief executive officer of ZS Fur & Leather Fashion Co., a family owned business, from July 2014 to December 2016. Prior to ZS Fur, He worked at Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated as a vice president from July 2011 to June 2014. Mr. Wang received a bachelor’s degree from Stony Brook University in 2006 and graduated with a master’s degree of Statistics from Columbia University in 2010. We believe Mr. Wang is qualified to serve on our board of directors because of his extensive financial, management, and transaction experience, as well as his contacts and relationships. Yi Zhong has been our Chief Financial Officer and a director since our inception. Mr. Zhong has served as the senior vice president of HGC Investment Management since June 2017. Prior to joining HGC Investment Management, he had served as the general manager of China Youth Travel Service Group from January 2016 to May 2017. Mr. Zhong was the assistant to the president of GT Land Holdings Limited from September 2007 to November 2012. He served as co-founder and chief operating officer of Supernode Innovation Technology from March 2015 to December 2015. Mr. Zhong graduated from University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a master’s degree of Hospitality and Tourism Management in 2004 and a master’s degree in Resource Economics in 2005, and he received a bachelor’s degree of English from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in 1995. We believe Mr. Zhong is qualified to serve on our board of directors because of his extensive operational, management, and financial experience, as well as his contacts and relationships. Raymond J. Gibbs has served as our independent director since April 2021. He has spent the last 21 years as chief financial officer or commercial director of high technology and fast moving consumer goods businesses both in the quoted and private arenas. Mr. Gibbs has co-chaired the UK-China Joint Working Group on Graphene Standardization, organized by the BSI Group and the China Standards Authority , and he has served as the chairman of planarTECH LLC since July 2019. In addition, he served as the president of business development and the chief executive officer of Haydale Graphene Industries PLC, a publicly listed company in the UK, from May 2010 to July 2019. Mr. Gibbs is a Chartered Accountant. Mr. Gibbs received a bachelor’s degree from Nottingham Trent University in 1977. We believe Mr. Gibbs is qualified to serve on our board of directors because of his extensive financial, management, and accounting experience, as well as his contacts and relationships. Yue Tang has served as our independent director since April 2021. Ms. Tang has served as the executive director and general manager of Shanghai Shensheng Investment Development Co., Ltd. since July 2019 and has been its shareholder since August 2017. In August 2015, Ms. Tang founded Shanghai Zhongduo Advertising Co. Ltd. and has served as an executive director since the company’s founding. In March 2010, Ms. Tang co-founded Shanghai Yudong Business Consulting Co. Ltd., a company engaging the business of real estate development, real estate brokerage, real estate consulting, and other real estate related business, and has served as its supervisor since then. She also co-founded Shanghai Zheshang Real Estate Co., Ltd., in January 2008 and has served as its executive director since then. Ms. Tang also served as the executive vice president of Shanghai Fuhua Commercial Group Co., Ltd and general manager of Fudan Fuhua Science and Technology Center from May 2015 to April 2017. Ms. Tang received a Ph.D. degree in Business Administration from the French Higher School of Business in 2021 and received a bachelor’s degree in International Trade from Jilin University in 2003. We believe Ms. Tang is qualified to serve on our board of directors because of her extensive investment and management experience, as well as her contacts and relationships. Shiyun Shao has served as our independent director since May 2021. Ms. Shao is currently serving as the vice president of New Margin Capital, where she is responsible for fundraising, investment and investor relations. In addition, she has also served as the head of compliance and risk control at Shanghai Junmi Equity Investment Fund Management Co., Ltd. since March 2020. Before she entered New Margin Capital in January 2020, she worked in Galaxy Holding Group as deputy business manager from October 2017 to January 2020. Before that, she worked as public relations manager which is responsible for business development and marketing campaign in Asia Institute of Art and Finance from March 2016 to July 2016 Before that, during April 2014 to April 2015, she worked at Sotheby’s Australia as senior customer service coordinator in Melbourne. Ms. Shao obtained her Master of Food Science from University of Melbourne in 2014 and Bachelor of Food Quality and Safety from Jilin University in 2012. 80 Number and Terms of Office of Officers and Directors We will have five directors upon completion of this offering. Each member of our board of directors will be elected at our annual meetings. 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. 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. Executive Compensation No executive officer has received any cash compensation for services rendered to us and no compensation of any kind, including finders, consulting or other similar fees, will be paid to any of our existing stockholders, including our 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. However, such 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. There is no limit on the amount of these out-of-pocket expenses and there will be no review of the reasonableness of the expenses by anyone other than our board of directors and audit committee, which includes persons who may seek reimbursement, or a court of competent jurisdiction if such reimbursement is challenged. 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 the 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 business combination. It is unlikely the amount of such compensation will be known at the time, 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 by a compensation committee constituted solely of 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 executive 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 executive officers and directors that provide for benefits upon termination of employment. Director Independence Nasdaq requires that a majority of our board must be composed of “independent directors.” Currently, Raymond J. Gibbs, Yue Tang, and Shiyun Shao would each be considered an “independent director” under the Nasdaq listing rules, which 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 independent directors will have regularly scheduled meetings at which only independent directors are present. We will only enter into a business combination if it is approved by a majority of our independent directors. Additionally, we will only enter into transactions with our officers and directors and their respective affiliates that are on terms no less favorable to us than could be obtained from independent parties. Any related-party transactions must also be approved by our audit committee and a majority of disinterested independent directors. 81 Audit Committee Under the Nasdaq listing standards and applicable SEC rules, we are required to have three members of the audit committee all of whom must be independent. Effective as of the date of this prospectus, we have established an audit committee of the board of directors, which will consist of Raymond J. Gibbs, Yue Tang, and Shiyun Shao, each of whom is an independent director under Nasdaq’s listing standards. Raymond J. Gibbs is the Chairperson of the audit committee. The audit committee’s duties, which are specified in our Audit Committee Charter, include, but are not limited to: ● reviewing and discussing with management and the independent auditor the annual audited financial statements, and recommending to the board whether the audited financial statements should be included in our Form 10-K; ● discussing with management and the independent auditor significant financial reporting issues and judgments made in connection with the preparation of our financial statements; ● discussing with management major risk assessment and risk management policies; ● monitoring the independence of the independent auditor; ● verifying the rotation of the lead (or coordinating) audit partner having primary responsibility for the audit and the audit partner responsible for reviewing the audit as required by law; ● reviewing and approving all related-party transactions; ● inquiring and discussing with management our compliance with applicable laws and regulations; ● pre-approving all audit services and permitted non-audit services to be performed by our independent auditor, including the fees and terms of the services to be performed; ● appointing or replacing the independent auditor; ● determining the compensation and oversight of the work of the independent auditor (including resolution of disagreements between management and the independent auditor regarding financial reporting) for the purpose of preparing or issuing an audit report or related work; ● establishing procedures for the receipt, retention and treatment of complaints received by us regarding accounting, internal accounting controls or reports which raise material issues regarding our financial statements or accounting policies; and ● approving reimbursement of expenses incurred by our management team in identifying potential target businesses. Financial Experts on Audit Committee The audit committee will at all times be composed exclusively of “independent directors” who are “financially literate” as defined under the Nasdaq listing standards. The Nasdaq listing standards define “financially literate” as being able to read and understand fundamental financial statements, including a company’s balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statement. In addition, we must certify to Nasdaq that the committee has, and will continue to have, at least one member who has past employment experience in finance or accounting, requisite professional certification in accounting, or other comparable experience or background that results in the individual’s financial sophistication. The board of directors has determined that Raymond J. Gibbs qualifies as an “audit committee financial expert,” as defined under rules and regulations of the SEC. Nominating Committee Effective as of the date of this prospectus, we have established a nominating committee of the board of directors, which will consist of Raymond J. Gibbs, Yue Tang, and Shiyun Shao, each of whom is an independent director under Nasdaq’s listing standards. Raymond J. Gibbs is the Chairperson of the nominating 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. 82 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 stockholders 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 stockholders and other persons. Compensation Committee Effective as of the date of this prospectus, we will establish a compensation committee of the board of directors, which will consist of Raymond J. Gibbs, Yue Tang, and Shiyun Shao, each of whom is an independent director under Nasdaq’s listing standards. Raymond J. Gibbs is the Chairperson of the compensation committee. The compensation committee’s duties, which are specified in our Compensation Committee Charter, include, but are not limited to: ● reviewing and approving on an annual basis the corporate goals and objectives relevant to our President and Chief Executive Officer’s compensation, evaluating our President and Chief Executive Officer’s performance in light of such goals and objectives and determining and approving the remuneration (if any) of our President and Chief Executive Officer 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 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 Nasdaq and the SEC. 83 Code of Ethics Effective upon consummation of this offering, we will adopt a code of ethics that applies to all of our executive officers, directors and employees. The code of ethics codifies the business and ethical principles that govern all aspects of our business. Conflicts of Interest Investors should be aware of the following potential conflicts of interest: ● None of our officers and directors is required to commit their full time to our affairs and, accordingly, they may have conflicts of interest in allocating their time among various business activities. ● In the course of their other business activities, our officers and directors may become aware of investment and business opportunities which may be appropriate for presentation to our company as well as the other entities with which they are affiliated. Our officers and directors may have conflicts of interest in determining to which entity a particular business opportunity should be presented. ● Our officers and directors may in the future become affiliated with entities, including other blank check companies, engaged in business activities similar to those intended to be conducted by our company. ● Unless we consummate our initial business combination, our officers, directors and insiders will not receive reimbursement for any out-of-pocket expenses incurred by them to the extent that such expenses exceed the amount of available proceeds not deposited in the trust account and the amount of interest income from the trust account that may be released to us as working capital. ● The insider shares beneficially owned by our officers and directors will be released from escrow only if our initial business combination is successfully completed. Additionally, if we are unable to complete

Institutional Holders

Reporting Date Hedge Fund Shares Held Market Value % of Portfolio Quarterly Change in Shares Ownership in Company
2021-11-16 Schonfeld Strategic Advisors LLC 20,508 $200,000 0.0% 0 0.000%
2021-11-15 Berkley W R Corp 113,746 $1,120,000 0.1% 0 0.000%
2021-11-12 Periscope Capital Inc. 75,000 $740,000 0.0% 0 0.000%
2021-11-12 Weiss Asset Management LP 470,000 $4,620,000 0.1% 0 0.000%
2021-11-12 Wolverine Asset Management LLC 13,772 $140,000 0.0% 0 0.000%

SEC Filings

Form Type Form Description Filing Date Document Link
10-Q QUARTERLY REPORT 2021-11-16 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1858414/000121390021059642/f10q0921_pacificoacqui.htm
NT 10-Q NOTIFICATION OF LATE FILING 2021-11-16 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1858414/000121390021059639/ea150768-nt10q_pacificoacq.htm
8-K CURRENT REPORT 2021-09-28 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1858414/000121390021050287/ea147988-8k_pacificoacq.htm
SC 13G SCHEDULE 13G 2021-09-23 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1858414/000110465921118696/tm2128195d2_sc13g.htm
8-K CURRENT REPORT 2021-09-22 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1858414/000121390021049390/ea147697-8k_pacifico.htm
SC 13G FORM SC 13G 2021-09-22 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1858414/000106299321008844/formsc13g.htm
4 2021-09-17 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1858414/000121390021048710/xslF345X03/ownership.xml
3 2021-09-17 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1858414/000121390021048707/xslF345X02/ownership.xml
3 2021-09-17 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1858414/000121390021048706/xslF345X02/ownership.xml
3 2021-09-17 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1858414/000121390021048705/xslF345X02/ownership.xml
3 2021-09-17 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1858414/000121390021048704/xslF345X02/ownership.xml
3 2021-09-17 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1858414/000121390021048703/xslF345X02/ownership.xml
8-K CURRENT REPORT 2021-09-17 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1858414/000121390021048594/ea147499-8k_pacifico.htm
424B4 PROSPECTUS 2021-09-14 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1858414/000121390021048025/f424b40921_pacificoacq.htm
EFFECT 2021-09-13 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1858414/999999999521003488/xslEFFECTX01/primary_doc.xml
CERT 2021-09-13 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1858414/000135445721001033/8A_Cert_PAFO.pdf
8-A12B FOR REGISTRATION OF CERTAIN CLASSES 2021-09-13 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1858414/000121390021047579/ea147275-8a12b_pacificoacq.htm
CORRESP 2021-09-09 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1858414/000121390021047239/filename1.htm
CORRESP 2021-09-09 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1858414/000121390021047234/filename1.htm
S-1/A AMENDMENT NO. 4 TO FORM S-1 2021-09-08 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1858414/000121390021047082/ea147085-s1a4_pacificoacq.htm
S-1/A AMENDMENT NO. 3 TO FORM S-1 2021-09-07 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1858414/000121390021046820/fs12021a3_pacificoacq.htm
S-1/A REGISTRATION STATEMENT 2021-08-24 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1858414/000121390021044444/fs12021a2_pacificoacq.htm
UPLOAD 2021-08-06 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1858414/000000000021009685/filename1.pdf
S-1/A AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO FORM S-1 2021-08-03 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1858414/000121390021040151/ea145189-s1a1_pacificoacq.htm
S-1 REGISTRATION STATEMENT 2021-07-20 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1858414/000121390021037668/ea144317-s1_pacificoacq.htm
DRS 2021-06-03 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1858414/000121390021030697/filename1.htm