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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT

 

PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)

OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 1, 2024

 

Valuence Merger Corp. I

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Cayman Islands   001-41304   N/A

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

 

4 Orinda Way, Suite 100D

Orinda, CA 94563

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (415) 340-0222

 

Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

 

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
   
Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
   
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
   
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class   Trading Symbol(s)   Name of each exchange on which registered
Units, each consisting of one Class A ordinary share, $0.0001 par value, and one-half of one redeemable warrant   VMCAU   Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
         
Class A ordinary shares, par value $0.0001   VMCA   Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
         
Redeemable warrants, each warrant exercisable for one Class A ordinary share, each at an exercise price of $11.50 per share   VMCAW   Nasdaq Stock Market LLC

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

 

Emerging growth company

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.

 

 

 

 
 

 

Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

 

Amendment to the Investment Management Trust Agreement

 

On March 1, 2023, Valuence Merger Corp. I (the “Company”) entered into Amendment No. 1 (the “Amendment”) to the Investment Management Trust Agreement (the “IMTA”) with Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, as trustee (the “Trustee”). Pursuant to the Amendment, Section 1(c) of the IMTA was amended to provide that the Trustee may, at the direction of the Company (i) hold funds uninvested, (ii) hold funds in an interest-bearing or non-interest bearing bank demand deposit account at a U.S. chartered commercial bank with consolidated assets of $100 billion or more selected by the Trustee that is reasonably satisfactory to the Company, or (iii) invest and reinvest the Property (as defined in the IMTA) in solely United States government securities within the meaning of Section 2(a)(16) of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the “Investment Company Act”), having a maturity of 185 days or less, or in money market funds meeting the conditions of paragraphs (d)(1), (d)(2), (d)(3) and (d)(4) of Rule 2a-7 promulgated under the Investment Company Act (or any successor rule), which invest only in direct U.S. government treasury obligations, as determined by the Company.

 

The foregoing description of the Amendment is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Amendment, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit 10.1 hereto and is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 8.01. Other Events

 

On March 1, 2024, the Company caused to be deposited an additional $140,000 into the Company’s trust account in connection with the approval by the Company’s board of directors (the “Board”) of an extension of the date by which the Company has to consummate an initial business combination by an additional month, from March 3, 2024 to April 3, 2024, the seventh of 18 potential one-month extensions available to the Company. As previously disclosed, the Company’s Amended and Restated Memorandum and Articles of Association, as amended, provides the Company the right to extend such date up to eighteen times for an additional one month each time to up to March 3, 2025, by resolution of the Board.

 

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d) Exhibits

 

Exhibit Number   Description
10.1   Amendment No. 1 to Investment Management Trust Agreement, dated March 1, 2024, between Valuence Merger Corp. I. and Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company.
104   Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)

 

 
 

 

SIGNATURE

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

  VALUENCE MERGER CORP. I
   
  By: /s/ Sungwoo (Andrew) Hyung
  Name: Sungwoo (Andrew) Hyung
  Title: Chief Financial Officer and Director
   
Dated: March 5, 2024  

 

 

 

 

Exhibit 10.1

 

AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT TRUST AGREEMENT

 

THIS AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO THE INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT TRUST AGREEMENT (this “Amendment”) is made as of March 1, 2024, by and between Valuence Merger Corp. I, a Cayman Islands exempted company (the “Company”), and Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, a New York corporation (the “Trustee”). Capitalized terms contained in this Amendment, but not specifically defined in this Amendment, shall have the meanings ascribed to such terms in the Original Agreement (as defined below).

 

WHEREAS, on March 3, 2022, the Company consummated its initial public offering of units of the Company (the “Units”), each Unit consisting of one of the Company’s Class A ordinary shares, par value $0.0001 per share (“Class A Ordinary Shares”), and one-half of one redeemable warrant to purchase one Class A Ordinary Share of the Company (such initial public offering hereinafter referred to as the “Offering”);

 

WHEREAS, in connection with the Offering, the Company and the Trustee entered into an Investment Management Trust Agreement, dated as of February 28, 2022 (the “Original Agreement”);

 

WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 1(c) of the Original Agreement, $226,702,618.90 of the initial gross proceeds of the Offering and sale of private placement warrants (the “Property”) was delivered to the Trustee to be deposited and held in a segregated Trust Account located in the United States and invested in United States government securities having a maturity of 185 days or less or in money market accounts which invest only in direct U.S. government treasury obligations, for the benefit of the Company and the holders of Class A Ordinary Shares included in the Units issued in the Offering pursuant to the Original Agreement; and

 

WHEREAS, the parties desire to amend the Original Agreement to permit the Trustee to hold the Property uninvested or to deposit the Property into a bank deposit account upon the written instruction of the Company.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual agreements contained herein and other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, and intending to be legally bound hereby, the parties hereto agree as follows:

 

(a) Amendment to Trust Agreement. Section 1(c) of the Original Agreement is hereby amended and restated to read in its entirety as follows:

 

(c) In a timely manner, upon the written instruction of the Company, (i) hold funds uninvested, (ii) hold funds in an interest-bearing or non-interest bearing bank demand deposit account at a U.S. chartered commercial bank with consolidated assets of $100 billion or more selected by the Trustee that is reasonably satisfactory to the Company, or (iii) invest and reinvest the Property in solely United States government securities within the meaning of Section 2(a)(16) of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the “Investment Company Act”), having a maturity of 185 days or less, or in money market funds meeting the conditions of paragraphs (d)(1), (d)(2), (d)(3) and (d)(4) of Rule 2a-7 promulgated under the Investment Company Act (or any successor rule), which invest only in direct U.S. government treasury obligations, as determined by the Company; the Trustee may not invest in any other securities or assets other than as instructed by the Company, it being understood that the Trust Account will earn no interest while account funds are uninvested awaiting the Company’s instructions hereunder and while invested or uninvested, the Trustee may earn bank credits or other consideration.

 

 
 

 

2. Miscellaneous Provisions.

 

(a) Entire Agreement. The Original Agreement, as modified by this Amendment, constitutes the entire understanding of the parties and supersedes all prior agreements, understandings, arrangements, promises and commitments, whether written or oral, express or implied, relating to the subject matter hereof, and all such prior agreements, understandings, arrangements, promises and commitments are hereby canceled and terminated.

 

(b) Confidential Information. The provisions set out in Section 6(a) and Section 6(j) of the Original Agreement are incorporated herein mutatis mutandis, as if set out in this Agreement in full.

 

(c) Governing Law; Submission to Jurisdiction; Waiver of Jury Trial. The provisions set out in Section 6(b) and Section 6(d) of the Original Agreement are incorporated herein mutatis mutandis, as if set out in this Agreement in full.

 

(d) Notices. The provision set out in Section 6(e) of the Original Agreement are incorporated herein mutatis mutandis, as if set out in this Agreement in full.

 

(e) Authorization. The provision set out in Section 6(f) of the Original Agreement are incorporated herein mutatis mutandis, as if set out in this Agreement in full.

 

(f) Mutual Drafting. The provision set out in Section 6(g) of the Original Agreement are incorporated herein mutatis mutandis, as if set out in this Agreement in full.

 

(g) Counterparts. The provision set out in Section 6(h) of the Original Agreement are incorporated herein mutatis mutandis, as if set out in this Agreement in full.

 

(h) Third-Party Beneficiary. The provision set out in Section 6(j) of the Original Agreement are incorporated herein mutatis mutandis, as if set out in this Agreement in full.

 

(i) Assignment. The provision set out in Section 6(k) of the Original Agreement are incorporated herein mutatis mutandis, as if set out in this Agreement in full.

 

Signatures on following page.

 

 
 

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Amendment to be duly executed as of the date first above written.

 

  CONTINENTAL STOCK TRANSFER AND TRUST COMPANY, as Trustee
     
  By: /s/ Francis Wolf
  Name: Francis Wolf
  Title: Vice President
     
  VALUENCE MERGER CORP. I
     
  By: /s/ Sungwoo (Andrew) Hyung
  Name: Sungwoo (Andrew) Hyung
  Title: Chief Financial Officer

 

 

 

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