Global Consumer Acquisition Corp. Announces Intent to Extend Deadline to Complete Business Combination
MARIETTA, GA, June 06, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via NewMediaWire – Global Consumer Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: GACQU, GACQ, GACQW) (“GACQ” or the “Company”), a special purpose acquisition company, announced today that, on June 6, 2022, it notified the trustee of the Company’s trust account of its intent to extend the time obtainable to the Company to consummate a business combination from June 11, 2022 to September 11, 2022 (the “Extension”). The Extension is the first of up to two three-month extensions permitted under GACQ’s governing documents. In connection with such Extension, Global Consumer Acquisition LLC, the Company’s sponsor, will place an aggregate of $1,826,300 into GACQ’s trust account prior to June 11, 2022, on behalf of the Company. GACQ will issue a press release the day after the applicable deadline announcing that the funds have been timely deposited. The Extension provides GACQ with additional time to complete its hypothesizedv business combination with GP Global Limited (“GP Global”) and Luminex Home Décor & Fragrance Holding Corporation (“Luminex”), industry leaders in branded, licensed and private label solutions in the Air Care and Personal Care sectors.
Global Consumer Acquisition Corp. is a blank check company organized for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock buy, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses. Although it is not limited to a particular industry or geographic vicinity for purposes of consummating an initial business combination, the Company intends to focus its search for a target business in the consumer products and sets sectors.
About GP Global
GP Global’s dominant assets are controlling stakes in MVP Group International, Inc. and Primacy Industries Ltd, two leading Air Care solution companies based out of the U.S. and India, respectively. Primacy Industries also has a strong, emerging personal care part. GP Global has a strong portfolio of in-house brands coupled with existing partnerships with major retailers across Europe and the U.S. GP Global will bring meaningful platform capabilities such as centres of excellence for digital & analytics, product development skill, global sourcing & global manufacturing base to the combined entity.
Luminex, headquartered in the U.S. – formed by the merger of Candle-lite, a portfolio company of Centre Lane Partners, and PartyLite, a portfolio company of Carlyle Investment Management – has quickly grown into the #1 market leader in branded and private label solutions in Air Care in North America with top retailers as customers, with a heritage of 180+ years in manufacturing candles, in addition as substantial direct to consumer presence in Europe by a combination of online and agency models.
Additional Information and Where to Find It
In connection with the hypothesizedv business combination, GACQ has filed with the SEC preliminary proxy statements and intends to file a definitive proxy statement in due course. Additionally, GACQ will file other applicable materials with the SEC in connection with the business combination. Copies may be obtained free of charge at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Security holders of GACQ are urged to read the proxy statement and the other applicable materials when they become obtainable before making any voting decision with respect to the hypothesizedv business combination because they will contain important information about the business combination and the parties to the business combination. The information contained on, or that may be accessed by, the websites referenced in this press release is not incorporated by reference into, and is not a part of, this press release. GACQ’s stockholders may also acquire a copy of the preliminary or definitive proxy statement, once obtainable, in addition as other documents filed with the SEC by GACQ, without charge, at the SEC’s website located at www.sec.gov or by directing a request to: Global Consumer Acquisition Corp., 1926 Rand Ridge Court, Marietta GA, 30062.
Participants in Solicitation
GACQ and its directors and executive officers may, under the rules of the SEC, be deemed participants in the solicitation of proxies from GACQ’s shareholders with respect to the business combination. A list of the names of those directors and executive officers and a description of their interests in GACQ will be included in the proxy statement for the hypothesizedv business combination and be obtainable at www.sec.gov. Additional information regarding the interests of such participants will be contained in the proxy statement for the hypothesizedv business combination when obtainable.
GP Global, Luminex and their respective directors and executive officers may, under the rules of the SEC, also be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the shareholders of GACQ in connection with the hypothesizedv business combination. Information regarding such persons may be obtained by directing a request to: Global Consumer Acquisition Corp., 1926 Rand Ridge Court, Marietta GA, 30062.
Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the “safe shelter” provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. GACQ, GP Global and Luminex’s actual results may differ from their expectations, estimates, and projections and, consequently, you should not rely on these forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. Words such as “expect,” “calculate,” “project,” “budget,” “forecast,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “may,” “will,” “could,” “should,” “believes,” “predicts,” “possible,” “continue,” and similar expressions (or the negative versions of such words or expressions) are intended to clarify such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include, without limitation, the satisfaction of the closing conditions to the hypothesizedv business combination, and the timing of the completion of the hypothesizedv business combination. These forward-looking statements include meaningful risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements. Most of these factors are outside GACQ, GP Global and Luminex’s control and are difficult to predict. Factors that may cause such differences include, but are not limited to: (1) the occurrence of any event, change, or other circumstances that could give rise to the termination of the definitive merger agreements (the “Agreements”); (2) the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against GACQ, GP Global and Luminex following the announcement of the Agreements and the transactions contemplated therein; (3) the inability to complete the hypothesizedv business combination, including due to failure to acquire approval of the shareholders of GACQ, GP Global and Luminex, certain regulatory approvals, or satisfy other conditions to closing in the Agreements; (4) the occurrence of any event, change, or other circumstance that could give rise to the termination of the Agreements or could otherwise cause the transaction to fail to close; (5) the impact of COVID-19 on GP Global and Luminex’s business and/or the ability of the parties to complete the hypothesizedv business combination; (6) the risk that the hypothesizedv business combination disrupts current plans and operations as a consequence of the announcement and consummation of the hypothesizedv business combination; (7) costs related to the hypothesizedv business combination; (8) changes in applicable laws or regulations; (9) the possibility that GP Global, Luminex or GACQ may be adversely affected by other economic, business, and/or competitive factors; and (10) other risks and uncertainties indicated now and then in the final prospectus of GACQ for its initial public offering, including those under “Risk Factors” therein, and in GACQ’s other filings with the SEC. GACQ careful that the foregoing list of factors is not exclusive. GACQ careful readers not to place undue reliance upon any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. GACQ does not attempt or accept any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements to mirror any change in its expectations or any change in events, conditions, or circumstances on which any such statement is based.
No Offer or Solicitation
This press release shall not constitute a solicitation of a proxy, consent, or authorization with respect to any securities or in respect of the hypothesizedv business combination. This press release shall also not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any states or jurisdictions in which such offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offering of securities shall be made except by method of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or an exemption therefrom.
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