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ShoulderUP Technology Acquisition Corp. - SUAC

  • Commons

    $9.92

    +0.00%

    SUAC Vol: 0.0

  • Warrants

    $0.12

    -7.69%

    SUAC+ Vol: 100.0

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SPAC Stats

Market Cap: 310.1M
Average Volume: 60.4K
52W Range: $9.80 - $10.26
Weekly %: -0.30%
Monthly %: -0.30%
Inst Owners: 0

Info

Target: Searching
Days Since IPO: 227
Unit composition:
Each unit has an offering price of $10.00 and consists of one share of Class A common stock and one-half of one redeemable warrant
Trust Size: 25000000.0M

Management

Our officers, directors and director nominees are as follows: Name Age Title Vincent Stewart 63 Chairman of the Board of Directors Nominee Phyllis Newhouse 59 Chief Executive Officer and Director Grace Vandecruze 57 Chief Financial Officer Lauren Anderson 64 Director Nominee Danelle Barrett 54 Director Nominee Shawn Henry 62 Director Nominee Janice Bryant Howroyd 69 Director Nominee Stacey Abrams 48 Director Nominee Phyllis Newhouse has served as our Chief Executive Officer since inception. Ms. Newhouse is known as a pioneer in cybersecurity. Ms. Newhouse is an entrepreneur, retired military senior non-commissioned officer, mentor, founder and Chief Executive Officer of XtremeSolutions, Inc., an Atlanta-based cybersecurity firm (“XSI”), and a founder, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Athena Technology Acquisition Corp., a blank check company focused on identifying acquisitions of business in technology, direct to consumer and fintech industries. While serving in the United States Army on various assignments, Ms. Newhouse focused on national security and worked on several projects, which outlined the Cyber Espionage Task Force. After her service in the army, Ms. Newhouse founded XSI in 2002, which offers a wide range of IT expertise and provides industry leading, state-of-the-art information technology and cybersecurity services and solutions. XSI has employees in 42 states, with 40% of its workforce made up of veterans. In 2019, Ms. Newhouse founded ShoulderUp, a nonprofit dedicated to connecting and supporting women in their entrepreneurial journeys. Ms. Newhouse currently serves on the board of directors of the Technology Association of Georgia, is a member of the Business Executives for National Security, and since April 2021, has served on the Board of Directors of the Sabre Corporation. She also serves on the executive board and is a member of the Women President Organization. Ms. Newhouse also serves on the Board of Directors of Girls Inc., a nonprofit organization that encourages all girls to be “Strong, Smart, and Bold.” Ms. Newhouse received her B.A. in Liberal Arts Science from Saint Leo College in 1986, she is a graduate of the Institute of Entrepreneurial Leadership program sponsored by John F. Kennedy University, and she received an Honorary Doctor of Philosophy from CICA International University. Grace Vandecruze has served as our Chief Financial Officer since inception. Ms. Vandecruze is the Founder and Managing Director at Grace Global Capital LLC, a consulting firm providing M&A financial advisory, restructuring, and valuation to insurance executives, boards and financial regulators since 2006. From August 1999 to December 2006, she served as Managing Director at Swiss Re, a Swiss reinsurance company, where Ms. Vandecruze was responsible for the firm’s regulatory advisory practice in the insurance and financial services industries. From January 1996 to August 1999, she Vice President—Private Equity at Head & Company, LLC, a private equity firm specializing in the insurance industry, and from January 1994 to January 1996, she was an associate in the Financial Institutions Group at Merrill Lynch. Since November 2020, Ms. Vandecruze has served on the Board of Directors of The Doctors Company. Since February 2021, Ms. Vandecruze has served on the Board of Directors of Links Logistics Real Estate. Ms. Vandecruze began her career working in public accounting with Ernst & Young and Grant Thornton. Ms. Vandecruze earned an M.B.A. in Finance from The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and a B.B.A. in Accounting from Pace University. She serves on the board of M Financial Group and The Doctors Company and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in New York. See “Our Board of Directors” section above for the biographies of our directors. 123 Table of Contents We believe that our management team is well positioned to identify and execute on attractive business combination opportunities that have significant growth potential and are capable of creating value for investors. The members of our management team have extensive experience in directing transformational growth strategies and own extensive capabilities in deal sourcing, valuation, diligence and execution. We believe this mix of experience and capabilities, combined with the resources of our Advisors, will enable us to employ a differentiated strategy to identify investment targets. Our objectives are to generate attractive returns for stockholders and enhance value through selecting a high quality target at an attractive valuation, negotiating favorable acquisition terms for our stockholders and improving operational performance of the acquired company. Advisors Our Advisors will assist our management team in search of suitable acquisition targets following the consummation of this offering. See “Our Advisors” section above for the biographies of our Advisors. Number and Terms of Office of Officers and Directors Our board of directors consists of seven 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 stockholders) serving a three-year term. In accordance with the NYSE 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 the NYSE. The term of office of the first class of directors, consisting of Lauren Anderson and Danelle Barrett, will expire at our first annual meeting of stockholders. The term of office of the second class of directors, consisting of Shawn Henry and Janice Bryant Howroyd, will expire at the second annual meeting of stockholders. The term of office of the third class of directors, consisting of Vincent Stewart, Phyllis Newhouse and Stacey Abrams will expire at the third annual meeting of stockholders. 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 officers as it deems appropriate pursuant to our amended and restated certificate of incorporation. Director Independence The 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. We expect that our board of directors will determine that Vincent Stewart, Lauren Anderson, Danelle Barrett, Shawn Henry, and Janice Bryant Howroyd are “independent directors” 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 directors has received any cash compensation for services rendered to us. Commencing on the date that our securities are first listed on the NYSE 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, secretarial and administrative services provided to members of our management team. In addition, 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, executive 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 124 Table of Contents reimbursements, 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 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, executive 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, 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 proxy solicitation materials or tender offer materials furnished to our stockholders 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 has three standing committees: an audit committee, a compensation committee and a nominating and corporate governance committee. Subject to phase-in rules and a limited exception, the rules of the NYSE 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 the NYSE require that the compensation committee and the nominating and corporate governance committee of a listed company be comprised solely of independent directors. Each committee will operate under a charter that has been approved by our board and will have the composition and responsibilities described below. The charter of each committee will be available on our website following the closing of this offering. 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 Vincent Stewart, Lauren Anderson, Janice Bryant Howroyd and Shawn Henry will serve as members of our 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 of directors has determined that Shawn Henry qualifies as an “audit committee financial expert” as defined in applicable SEC rules and has accounting or related financial management expertise. 125 Table of Contents 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; • reviewing 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 auditors 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 and reviewing a report, at least annually, from the independent registered public accounting firm describing (1) the independent registered public accounting firm’s internal quality-control procedures and (2) any material issues raised by the most recent internal quality-control review, or peer review, of the independent registered public accounting 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 registered public accounting firm, including reviewing our specific disclosures under “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations”; • 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. Lauren Anderson, Danelle Barrett and Janice Bryant Howroyd will serve as members of our compensation committee. We will adopt a compensation committee charter, which will detail the principal functions of the compensation committee, including: • reviewing and approving on an annual basis the corporate goals and objectives relevant to our Chief Executive Officer’s compensation, evaluating our Chief Executive Officer’s performance in light of such goals and objectives and determining and approving the remuneration (if any) of our Chief Executive Officer based on such evaluation; 126 Table of Contents • reviewing and making recommendations to our board of directors with respect to (or approving, if such authority is so delegated by our board of directors) the compensation, and any incentive-compensation and equity-based plans that are subject to board approval of all of our other officers; • reviewing our executive compensation policies and plans; • implementing and administering our incentive compensation equity-based remuneration plans; • assisting management in complying with our proxy statement and annual report disclosure requirements; • approving all special perquisites, special cash payments and other special compensation and benefit arrangements for our officers and employees; • producing a report on executive compensation to be included in our annual proxy statement; and • reviewing, evaluating and recommending changes, if appropriate, to the remuneration for directors. Notwithstanding the foregoing, as indicated above, other than the payment to our sponsor of $10,000 per month, for up to 15 months or during any Extension Period, for office space, utilities and secretarial and administrative support and reimbursement of expenses, no compensation of any kind, including finders, consulting or other similar fees, will be paid to any of our existing stockholders, officers, directors or any of their respective affiliates, prior to, or for any services they render in order to effectuate the consummation of an initial 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. The charter will also provide that the compensation committee may, in its sole discretion, retain or obtain the advice of a compensation consultant, independent 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. Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee We have established a nominating and corporate governance committee. The members of our nominating and corporate governance are Shawn Henry, Danelle Barrett and Stacey Abrams. The primary purposes of our nominating and corporate governance committee will be to assist the board in: • identifying, screening and reviewing individuals qualified to serve as directors and recommending to the board of directors candidates for nomination for election at the annual meeting of stockholders or to fill vacancies on the board of directors; • developing, recommending to the board of directors and overseeing implementation of our corporate governance guidelines; • coordinating and overseeing the annual self-evaluation of the board of directors, its committees, individual directors and management in the governance of the company; and • reviewing on a regular basis our overall corporate governance and recommending improvements as and when necessary. The nominating and corporate governance committee is governed by a charter that complies with the rules of the NYSE. 127 Table of Contents Director Nominations Our nominating and corporate governance committee will recommend to the board of directors candidates for nomination for election at the annual meeting of the stockholders. Prior to our initial business combi

SEC Filings

Form Type Form Description Filing Date Document Link
10-Q QUARTERLY REPORT 2022-05-02 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1885461/000121390022022849/f10q0322_shoulderuptech.htm
10-K ANNUAL REPORT 2022-03-03 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1885461/000121390022010616/f10k2021_shoulderup.htm
SC 13G SC 13G 2022-02-08 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1885461/000110465922013405/tm225488d27_sc13g.htm
8-K CURRENT REPORT 2022-01-07 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1885461/000121390022001126/ea153688-8k_shoulderup.htm
10-Q QUARTERLY REPORT 2021-12-22 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1885461/000121390021067095/f10q0921_shoulderuptech.htm
3 2021-12-03 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1885461/000121390021063387/xslF345X02/ownership.xml
SC 13D SCHEDULE 13D 2021-12-02 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1885461/000121390021063128/ea151658-13dsponsor_shoulder.htm
8-K CURRENT REPORT 2021-11-26 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1885461/000121390021062155/ea151294-8k_shoulderuptech.htm
SC 13G FORM SC 13G 2021-11-26 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1885461/000106299321011678/formsc13g.htm
3 2021-11-23 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1885461/000121390021061730/xslF345X02/ownership.xml
3 2021-11-23 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1885461/000121390021061729/xslF345X02/ownership.xml
3 2021-11-23 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1885461/000121390021061726/xslF345X02/ownership.xml
3 2021-11-23 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1885461/000121390021061725/xslF345X02/ownership.xml
3 2021-11-23 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1885461/000121390021061722/xslF345X02/ownership.xml
4 OWNERSHIP DOCUMENT 2021-11-23 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1885461/000121390021061712/xslF345X03/ownership.xml
3 2021-11-23 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1885461/000121390021061710/xslF345X02/ownership.xml
3 2021-11-23 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1885461/000121390021061708/xslF345X02/ownership.xml
8-K CURRENT REPORT 2021-11-23 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1885461/000121390021061326/ea151223-8k_shoulderup.htm
424B4 PROSPECTUS 2021-11-18 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1885461/000121390021060627/f424b41121_shoulderup.htm
S-1MEF REGISTRATION STATEMENT 2021-11-17 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1885461/000121390021060220/ea150912-s1mef_shoulderup.htm
EFFECT 2021-11-16 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1885461/999999999521004364/xslEFFECTX01/primary_doc.xml
CERT NYSE CERTIFICATION 2021-11-16 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1885461/000087666121001619/SUAC111621.pdf
8-A12B FORM 8-A12B 2021-11-16 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1885461/000121390021060102/ea150857-8a12b_shoulder.htm
CORRESP 2021-11-12 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1885461/000121390021058597/filename1.htm
CORRESP 2021-11-12 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1885461/000121390021058594/filename1.htm
S-1/A REGISTRATION STATEMENT 2021-11-12 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1885461/000121390021058369/fs12021a2_shoulderuptech.htm
S-1/A REGISTRATION STATEMENT 2021-11-08 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1885461/000121390021057344/fs12021a1_shoulderuptech.htm
S-1 REGISTRATION STATEMENT 2021-10-26 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1885461/000121390021054645/fs12021_shoulderup.htm
UPLOAD 2021-10-06 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1885461/000000000021012149/filename1.pdf
DRS 2021-10-01 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1885461/000121390021051108/filename1.htm