Charles Lachaux Assina Contrato Exclusivo de Distribuição Direta ao Consumidor com a Associação de Comunidade de Vinhos Crurated

Clientes da Crurated terão acesso direto à toda a gama de vinhos Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux

LONDRES, June 13, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A Crurated, a comunidade de vinhos com sede em Londres, criada para conectar os conhecedores com os produtores de todo o mundo, fechou um contrato exclusivo de distribuição direta ao consumidor com a Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux. Charles Lachaux passou a ser o distribuidor exclusivo de vinhos da Crurated (https://bit.ly/3o7IONF) no ano passado e suas vendas de barris e garrafas estão sendo excepcionais. Devido a esse sucesso, Florence (sua mãe) e Charles assinaram um contrato exclusivo para a oferta de toda a gama de vinhos Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux para a comunidade Crurated.

“A Crurated usa tecnologia e blockchain para modernizar a maneira como o vinho é vendido. Essa abordagem proporciona a verificação da proveniência de todas as garrafas de vinho que saem do nosso Domaine e entram no depósito do cliente”, disse Charles. “Por meio de eventos únicos, a equipe também está estabelecendo uma ponte entre nós e as pessoas que estão comprando nossos vinhos. Com isso, podemos comunicar nossa filosofia de vinificação e criar uma conexão mais forte com os amantes do vinho em todo o mundo.”

A venda de vinhos Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux na plataforma Crurated terá lugar de 19 a 25 de junho de 2023. No lote de seis unidades está incluído uma garrafa de cada:
Bourgogne Pinot Fin 2020
Nuits-St-Georges 2020
Nuits-St-Georges “Les Poisets” 2020
Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru “Clos Des Corvées Pagets” 2020
Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru “Les Chaumes” 2020
Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru “Les Grands Suchots” 2020

No ano passado a Crurated organizou vários eventos presenciais com Charles. De 6 a 11 de novembro deste ano, a Crurated e Charles irão realizar eventos em Bangkok, Hong Kong e Cingapura. Os participantes desses eventos de vinicultores terão a oportunidade de degustar uma seleção de vinhos Lachaux combinados com jantares preparados por alguns dos melhores chefs da Ásia. Um evento nos Estados Unidos ocorrerá em 2024. Detalhes sobre os eventos na Ásia e outros estarão disponíveis em https://crurated.com/events/.

“Há seis gerações a família Arnoux-Lachaux vem expandindo os horizontes da vinificação de Borgonha e temos muita sorte de trabalhar diretamente com toda a equipe”, disse Alfonso de Gaetano, Fundador da Crurated. “Com Robert Parker atribuindo uma pontuação de 99 ao 2020 Romanee-Saint-Vivant Grand Cru recentemente, estamos certos de que nossos membros irão apreciar os lotes que serão lançados durante o resto do ano.”

Cada garrafa de vinho Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux terá uma NFT. Registrada para sempre na blockchain, a NFT confirma a autenticidade da garrafa e fornece outros detalhes importantes, incluindo histórico de propriedade, safra, localização da vinícola e varietal do vinho. As NFTs são facilmente acessíveis tocando em um telefone habilitado para NFC ou RFID. O histórico da garrafa também é atualizado por meio de uma nova blockchain sempre que o vinho é revendido e o token é transferido de um cliente para outro.

Embora os vinhos Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux sejam vendidos diretamente com exclusividade aos consumidores na plataforma Crurated, as vendas B2B para restaurantes continuarão a ser realizadas pelos distribuidores.

Sobre a Crurated
Lançada em 2021 com ênfase na França e na Itália, a Crurated é uma associação da comunidade vinícola criada para conectar conhecedores e produtores de todo o mundo. Uma equipe de especialistas oferece serviços personalizados e experiências autênticas, enquanto o serviço de logística contínuo da Crurated garante a qualidade e a proveniência, graças ao armazenamento seguro da adega e à inovadora tecnologia blockchain. Para se tornar um membro, visite crurated.com.

Sobre a Arnoux-Lachaux
Vinícola fundada em 1858, a Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux tem 14 hectares de alguns dos vinhedos mais valorizados da região Vosne-Romanée e vinhedos igualmente de alta qualidade da Nuits-Saint-Georges. Florence Arnoux-Lachaux e seu filho mais velho, Charles, compartilham um profundo apego à herança familiar das gerações anteriores. Com cada lançamento, a vinícola se esforça para transmitir a essência dos terroirs da melhor forma possível e produzir vinhos “Pinot Noir” que transmitem emoção e prazer.

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Le Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux signe un accord exclusif de distribution directe aux consommateurs avec Crurated, communauté de vignerons basée sur l’adhésion

Les clients de Crurated bénéficieront d’un accès direct à l’ensemble de la gamme de vins du Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux

LONDRES, 13 juin 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Crurated, communauté londonienne de vignerons basée sur l’adhésion, conçue pour mettre en relation les connaisseurs et les producteurs de classe mondiale, a conclu un partenariat avec le Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux, dans le cadre d’un accord exclusif de distribution directe aux consommateurs. Charles Lachaux a signé avec Crurated afin d’être son distributeur exclusif de vins (https://bit.ly/3o7IONF) l’année dernière, les ventes de fûts et de bouteilles ayant connu un succès exceptionnel. Suite à cela, Florence (sa mère) et M. Lachaux ont signé un accord exclusif pour apporter la gamme complète des vins du Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux à la communauté Crurated.

« Crurated utilise la technologie et la blockchain pour moderniser la manière dont le vin est vendu. Cette approche fournit la possibilité de vérifier la provenance de chaque bouteille de vin qui quitte notre Domaine et entre dans leur entrepôt », a déclaré M. Lachaux. « Grâce à des événements uniques, l’équipe crée également un pont entre nous et les personnes qui achètent nos vins. Cette relation nous permet de communiquer notre philosophie viticole et crée un lien plus fort avec les amateurs de vin partout dans le monde. »

La vente des vins du Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux sur la plateforme Crurated aura lieu du 19 au 25 juin 2023. Les vins sont proposés en lot de six bouteilles réparties comme suit :
Bourgogne Pinot Fin 2020
Nuits-St-Georges 2020
Nuits-St-Georges « Les Poisets » 2020
Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru « Clos Des Corvées Pagets » 2020
Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru « Les Chaumes » 2020
Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru « Les Grands Suchots » 2020

L’année dernière, Crurated a organisé plusieurs événements en personne avec Charles Lachaux. Du 6 au 11 novembre de cette année, Crurated et M. Lachaux organiseront des événements à Bangkok, Hong Kong et Singapour. Les participants à ces événements viticoles auront l’occasion de déguster une sélection de vins Lachaux, associés à des dîners préparés par certains des meilleurs chefs d’Asie. Un événement se tiendra aux États-Unis en 2024. Des informations détaillées sur les événements organisés en Asie et ailleurs seront disponibles à l’adresse https://crurated.com/events/.

« Depuis six générations, la famille Arnoux-Lachaux repousse les limites de la vinification bourguignonne, nous avons beaucoup de chance de travailler directement avec toute son équipe », a déclaré Alfonso de Gaetano, fondateur de Crurated. « Avec le Grand Cru Romanee-Saint-Vivant 2020 qui a récemment reçu une note de 99 de la part de Robert Parker, nous savons que nos membres sauteront sur l’occasion de profiter des lots que nous mettrons à disposition durant tout le reste de l’année. »

Chaque bouteille de vin du Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux sera accompagnée d’un NFT. Enregistré à jamais sur la blockchain, le NFT vérifie l’authenticité de la bouteille et fournit d’autres détails importants tels que l’historique de propriété, la cuvée, la localisation du vignoble et le cépage. Les NFT sont facilement accessibles depuis un téléphone prenant en charge les NFC ou la RFID. L’historique des bouteilles est également mis à jour via un nouvel enregistrement sur la blockchain à chaque fois que le vin est revendu et que le jeton passe d’un client à un autre.

Même si les vins du Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux seront vendus directement aux consommateurs exclusivement par l’intermédiaire de la plateforme Crurated, les ventes dans les restaurants B2B continueront d’être gérées par les distributeurs.

À propos de Crurated
Lancée en 2021 en mettant un accent particulier sur la France et l’Italie, Crurated est une communauté de vignerons basée sur l’adhésion, conçue pour mettre en relation les connaisseurs et les producteurs de classe mondiale. Une équipe de spécialistes fournit des services personnalisés et des expériences authentiques, tandis que le service logistique transparent de Crurated garantit la qualité et l’origine grâce à un stockage sécurisé dans des caves à vin et une technologie de blockchain innovante. Pour devenir membre, rendez-vous sur crurated.com.

À propos d’Arnoux-Lachaux
Le domaine viticole Arnoux-Lachaux, fondé en 1858, possède 14 hectares de vignobles parmi les plus prisés de Vosne-Romanée ainsi que d’autres vignobles tout aussi prestigieux à Nuits-Saint-Georges. Florence Arnoux-Lachaux et son fils ainé Charles partagent un lien profond avec le patrimoine familial qui leur a été confié par les générations précédentes. À chaque sortie, le Domaine s’efforce de traduire au mieux l’expression des terroirs afin de produire un « Pinot Noir » empreint d’émotion et de plaisir.

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LeddarTech, Fornecedora de Software Automotivo Transformador, Torna-se Empresa Pública com a Fusão com a Prospector Capital Corp.

  • A LeddarTech tem o potencial de transformar os mercados de Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (“adas”) e Autonomous Driving (“ADAS”) com produtos patenteados de software de fusão e percepção de sensores de baixo nível.
  • A solução exclusiva da LeddarTech resolve as limitações atuais, permitindo que os principais fabricantes de equipamentos originais automotivos (“OEMs”) e os fornecedores de Nível 1-2 conduzam ADAS e AD a novos níveis de desempenho, segurança e adoção.
  • A transação deve proporcionar para a empresa até US$66 milhões em receita bruta, com até US$23 milhões com receita da conta fiduciária da Prospector (se não houver resgates) e US$43 milhões com receita de PIPE conversível.
  • A transação avalia o valor patrimonial proforma da LeddarTech em US$348 milhões, caso não haja resgates e a conversão total PIPE conversível (sem levar em consideração a compensação contingencial para os acionistas existentes da LeddarTech ou a compensação contingencial para o patrocinador da Prospector).

QUEBEC CITY, June 13, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A LeddarTech Inc.® (“LeddarTech” ou a “empresa”), uma empresa de software automotivo que fornece tecnologia patenteada de software de fusão e percepção de sensores de baixo nível para ADAS e AD, e a Prospector Capital Corp. (“Prospector”) (Nasdaq: PRSR, PRSRU, PRSRW), uma empresa de aquisição com finalidade especial de capital aberto liderada pelo ex-Presidente da Qualcomm, Derek Aberle, e presidida pelo ex-Vice-Presidente da Qualcomm, Steve Altman, anunciou hoje um acordo definitivo de fusão das empresas onde a LeddarTech passa a ser uma empresa de capital aberto. Após a conclusão da transação, prevista para o quarto trimestre de 2023, a LeddarTech deve ser listada na Nasdaq sob o símbolo “LDTC”.

A transação avalia o valor patrimonial proforma da LeddarTech em US$348 milhões (caso não haja resgates e a conversão total PIPE conversível [sem levar em consideração a compensação contingencial para os acionistas existentes da LeddarTech ou a compensação contingencial para o patrocinador da Prospector]) e deve proporcionar à LeddarTech até US$66 milhões em receita bruta em dinheiro, que devem ser usadas para financiar a comercialização das suas primeiras soluções de software incorporadas, expandir suas ofertas de produtos e aprofundar seu compromisso com os clientes.

A LeddarTech fornece software de fusão e percepção de sensores de baixo nível líder do setor para ADAS e AD. A solução de software da LeddarTech é independente de sensores e processadores e reduz significativamente o custo para os OEMs e fornecedores automotivos de Nível 1-2, ao mesmo tempo em que oferece melhor desempenho e escalabilidade para ADAS/AD premium básico. ADAS e AD são o maior mercado para o software automotivo, devendo alcançar US$42 bilhões, um CAGR de 11% até 20301. A empresa tem uma forte vantagem inicial com os seus sete anos de experiência na área de fusão e percepção de sensores de baixo nível com 150 patentes solicitadas (80 concedidas) cobrindo uma ampla gama de tecnologias fundamentais, como aquisição, percepção e fusão de sinais.

“É com prazer que fazemos esta parceria com a Prospector para solidificar nossa posição de força líder no nascente setor de software automotivo. Essa colaboração deve fornecer o capital e os recursos necessários para o investimento na nossa equipe excepcional e levar a empresa para o próximo nível, nos posicionando para garantir as vitórias dos clientes e impulsionar o crescimento dos nossos negócios. Estou muito contente com o fato de a LeddarTech ter alcançado esse importante marco, que acreditamos que fará da LeddarTech uma das raras empresas públicas no espaço de software ADAS/AD”, disse Charles Boulanger, CEO da LeddarTech. O Sr. Boulanger continuou: “Após liderar a empresa desde 2013, decidi me aposentar como CEO assim que concluirmos a transação. Frantz Saintellemy, Presidente e COO, deverá assumir a posição de CEO da LeddarTech, mas pretendo permanecer na empresa como consultor especial e como membro do conselho de administração da LeddarTech.”

O Sr. Saintellemy comentou: “A indústria automotiva está cada vez ciente de que a fusão e percepção de sensores de baixo nível será a arquitetura preferencial para os sistemas ADAS da próxima geração, porque reduz materialmente o custo do sistema, elimina as dependências de sensores e processadores, e aprimora a segurança. Temos uma solução ‘somente software’ líder de fusão e percepção de sensores de baixo nível que acreditamos que ajudará a impulsionar a próxima onda de ADAS com a indústria progredindo para veículos definidos por software. Estamos trabalhando ativamente com os clientes para integrar essa tecnologia disruptiva.”

“Durante meu mandato na Qualcomm, pude observar o tremendo valor que pode ser criado quando empresas inovadoras com tecnologias fundamentais transformam as indústrias”, disse o CEO da Prospector, Derek Aberle. “Acreditamos que a LeddarTech tem o potencial de fazer exatamente isso. Estamos contentes com a parceria com a equipe de gerenciamento da LeddarTech para ajudar a impulsionar o crescimento e a adoção dos seus produtos, e acreditamos que essa é uma oportunidade de investimento interessante para nossos acionistas.” Após o encerramento da transação, o Sr. Aberle deve se tornar presidente do conselho de administração da LeddarTech.

Visão Geral da Transação

A transação foi aprovada por unanimidade pelo conselho de administração da Prospector, bem como pelo conselho de administração da LeddarTech, e está sujeita à satisfação das condições habituais de fechamento, incluindo a aprovação dos acionistas da LeddarTech e da Prospector e o recebimento de uma ordem final do Superior Tribunal de Justiça de Québec aprovando a transação.

A nova empresa receberá aproximadamente US$23 milhões da conta fiduciária da Prospector, se não houver resgates pelos acionistas públicos da Prospector, bem como US$43 milhões em receita bruta de investidores, incluindo o patrocinador da Prospector, FS Investors (uma afiliada do patrocinador da Prospector), Investissement Québec como representante do Governo de Québec, Desjardins Capital e BDC Capital participando da transação por meio de um investimento de colocação privada conversível na LeddarTech.

Informações Sobre Teleconferência

A LeddarTech e a Prospector gravaram uma teleconferência com investidores e uma apresentação discutindo a transação, que pode ser acessada em Relações com Investidores – LeddarTech.

Para Relações com Investidores, incluindo uma cópia da apresentação do investidor arquivada na SEC, visite o site da LeddarTech em Investor Relations – LeddarTech ou o website da SEC para a cópia da Prospector.

Consultores

A TD Cowen está atuando como consultora financeira da Prospector, e a Current Capital está atuando como consultora financeira que forneceu uma opinião quanto à equidade ao conselho de administração da Prospector. A Stikeman Elliot LLP e a Vedder Price PC estão atuando como consultores jurídicos da LeddarTech. A Osler, Hoskin e Harcourt LLP e White & Case LLP estão atuando como consultores jurídicos da Prospector. A Goodwin Procter LLP atua como consultora jurídica da TD Cowen.

Sobre a Prospector Capital Corp.

A Prospector é uma empresa de aquisição com finalidade especial criada com a finalidade de realizar fusão, troca de ações, aquisição de ativos, compra de ações, reorganização ou fusão de empresas semelhante com uma ou mais empresas, com foco em empresas com soluções avançadas e altamente diferenciadas para o setor de tecnologia. A empresa é liderada por uma equipe de investidores e executivos experientes focados em identificar e investir em empresas de alto crescimento, com equipes de gerenciamento fortes e oportunidades de mercado atraentes. Os títulos da Prospector são negociados na Nasdaq sob os símbolos “PRSR”, “PRSRU” e “PRSRW”.

Sobre a LeddarTech

Uma empresa global de software fundada em 2007 e sediada na cidade de Quebec, com centros adicionais de P&D em Montreal, Toronto e Tel Aviv, Israel, a LeddarTech desenvolve e fornece soluções abrangentes de software de percepção que permitem a implantação de aplicações ADAS e de condução autônoma (AD). O software de nível automotivo da LeddarTech aplica algoritmos avançados de IA e visão computacional para gerar modelos 3D precisos do ambiente, permitindo uma melhor tomada de decisão e navegação mais segura. Esta tecnologia de alto desempenho, escalonável e econômica é disponível para OEMs e fornecedores de Nível 1-2 para a implementação eficiente de soluções ADAS para veículos automotivos e off-road.

A LeddarTech é responsável por várias inovações de sensor remoto, com mais de 150 patentes concedidas ou solicitadas que aprimoram os recursos de ADAS e AD. A percepção de veículos é fundamental para tornar a mobilidade global mais segura, eficiente, sustentável e acessível: e é por isso que a LeddarTech deseja se tornar a solução de software de fusão e percepção de sensores mais amplamente adotada.

Para mais informações sobre a LeddarTech, visite www.LeddarTech.com e Investor Relations – LeddarTech.

Informações Importantes Sobre a Transação Proposta e Onde Encontrá-la

Em conexão com a proposta fusão das empresas, a Prospector, a LeddarTech e a nova entidade irão preparar e protocolar na SEC a declaração de registro no Formulário F-4 (a “Declaração de Registro”). A Prospector, a LeddarTech e a nova entidade irão preparar e protocolar a Declaração de Registro na SEC e a Prospector irá enviar a Declaração de Registro para seus acionistas e protocolar outros documentos sobre a fusão da empresa na SEC. Este comunicado à imprensa não substitui nenhuma procuração, declaração de registro, declaração/prospecto de procuração ou outros documentos que a Prospector ou a nova entidade possam protocolar na SEC em conexão com a fusão das empresas. OS INVESTIDORES E DETENTORES DE VALORES MOBILIÁRIOS DEVEM LER ATENTAMENTE E NA ÍNTEGRA A DECLARAÇÃO DE REGISTRO QUANDO DISPONÍVEL, QUAISQUER ALTERAÇÕES OU SUPLEMENTOS À DECLARAÇÃO DE REGISTRO E OUTROS DOCUMENTOS PROTOCOLADOS PELO PROSPECTOR OU PELA NOVA ENTIDADE NA SEC EM CONEXÃO COM A FUSÃO DA EMPRESA PORQUE ESSES DOCUMENTOS CONTERÃO INFORMAÇÕES IMPORTANTES. Investidores e detentores de valores mobiliários poderão obter cópias gratuitas da Declaração de Registro e outros documentos protocolados na SEC pela Prospector ou pela nova entidade no website da SEC em www.sec.gov.

O INVESTIMENTO EM QUAISQUER VALORES MOBILIÁRIOS AQUI DESCRITOS NÃO FOI APROVADO OU DESAPROVADO PELA SEC OU POR QUALQUER OUTRA AUTORIDADE REGULADORA, NEM QUALQUER AUTORIDADE AVALIOU OU ENDOSSOU OS MÉRITOS DA TRANSAÇÃO PROPOSTA QUANTO À OFERTA DE QUAISQUER VALORES MOBILIÁRIOS OU QUANTO À PRECISÃO OU ADEQUAÇÃO DAS INFORMAÇÕES AQUI CONTIDAS. QUALQUER DECLARAÇÃO EM CONTRÁRIO CONSTITUI UMA OFENSA CRIMINAL.

Declarações de Previsão

Certas declarações contidas neste comunicado de imprensa podem ser consideradas declarações de previsão na acepção da Lei de Reforma de Litígios de Títulos Privados dos EUA de 1995, Seção 27A da Lei de Títulos e Valores Mobiliários e Seção 21E da Lei de Câmbio (cujas declarações de previsão também devem incluir declarações de previsão e informações de previsão na acepção das leis de valores mobiliários canadenses aplicáveis), incluindo, mas não se limitando a, declarações sobre a fusão de empresas envolvendo a Prospector, a LeddarTech e a nova entidade, a capacidade de concluir a fusão das empresas e a sua ocasião, os benefícios previstos da fusão das empresas, o fechamento do financiamento de colocação privada, as receitas e declarações previstas relacionadas à estratégia antecipada da nova empresa, operações futuras, perspectivas, objetivos e projeções financeiras e outras métricas financeiras. As declarações de previsão geralmente incluem declarações de natureza preditiva e dependem ou se referem a eventos ou condições futuras, e incluem palavras como “pode”, “irá”, “deveria”, “esperaria”, “antecipa”, “planeja”, “provável”, “acredita”, “estima”, “projeta”, “pretende” e outras expressões semelhantes, entre outras. Declarações que não sejam de fatos históricos são declarações de previsão. Declarações de previsão tomam por base convicções e suposições atuais sujeitas a riscos e incertezas e não são garantias de desempenho futuro. Os resultados reais podem ser substancialmente diferentes dos resultados contidos em qualquer declaração de previsão devido a vários fatores, incluindo, sem limitação: (i) o risco de que as condições para o fechamento da fusão das empresas não sejam satisfeitas, incluindo a falha em obter a aprovação dos acionistas em tempo hábil ou obter a aprovação dos acionistas para a fusão das empresas ou a falha em obter quaisquer autorizações regulatórias necessárias e em tempo hábil, incluindo sob a Lei HSR ou do Superior Tribunal de Justiça do Quebec; (ii) incertezas quanto ao momento da consumação da fusão das empresas e a capacidade da Prospector, da LeddarTech e da nova entidade de concluir a fusão das empresas; (iii) a possibilidade de que outros benefícios antecipados da fusão das empresas não sejam realizados e o tratamento fiscal antecipado da fusão das empresas; (iv) a ocorrência de qualquer evento que possa dar origem à rescisão da fusão das empresas; (v) o risco de que o litígio dos acionistas em conexão com a fusão das empresas ou outros acordos ou investigações possa afetar o momento ou a ocorrência da fusão das empresas ou resultar em custos significativos de defesa, indenização e responsabilidade; (vi) mudanças gerais na economia e/ou condições específicas do setor; (vii) possíveis interrupções da fusão das empresas que poderiam prejudicar os negócios da LeddarTech; (viii) a capacidade da LeddarTech de reter, atrair e contratar pessoal-chave; (ix) possíveis reações adversas ou mudanças nas relações com clientes, funcionários, fornecedores ou outras partes resultantes do anúncio ou conclusão da fusão das empresas; (x) potencial incerteza nos negócios, incluindo mudanças nas relações comerciais existentes durante a pendência da fusão das empresas que possam afetar o desempenho financeiro da LeddarTech; (xi) desenvolvimentos legislativos, regulatórios e econômicos; (xii) imprevisibilidade e gravidade de eventos catastróficos, incluindo, mas não se limitando a, atos de terrorismo, eclosão de guerra ou hostilidades, e qualquer epidemia, pandemia ou surto de doença (incluindo COVID-19), bem como a resposta da administração a qualquer um dos fatores mencionados acima; e (xiii) outros fatores de risco, detalhados ocasionalmente nos relatórios da Prospector protocolados na SEC, incluindo o Relatório Anual da Prospector no Formulário 10-K, Relatórios Trimestrais periódicos no Formulário 10-Q, Relatórios Atuais periódicos no Formulário 8-K e outros documentos protocolados na SEC. A lista anterior de fatores importantes não é exaustiva. Nem a Prospector nem a LeddarTech podem dar qualquer garantia de que as condições para a fusão das empresas serão satisfeitas. Exceto conforme exigido pela lei aplicável, nem a Prospector nem a LeddarTech assumem qualquer obrigação de revisar ou atualizar qualquer declaração de previsão, ou de fazer quaisquer outras declarações de previsão, seja como resultado de novas informações, eventos futuros ou de outra forma.

Sem Oferta ou Solicitação

Este comunicado à imprensa não constitui uma oferta de venda nem uma solicitação de uma oferta de compra de qualquer título mobiliário da Prospector ou da nova entidade, uma solicitação de qualquer voto ou aprovação, nem deverá haver qualquer venda desses valores mobiliários em qualquer estado ou outra jurisdição onde tal oferta, venda ou solicitação seja ilegal antes do registro ou qualificação sob as leis de valores mobiliários de qualquer estado ou jurisdição. Nenhuma oferta de valores mobiliários será feita, exceto por meio de um prospecto que atenda aos requisitos da Lei de Valores Mobiliários.

Participantes da Solicitação

A Prospector, a LeddarTech, a nova entidade, e alguns dos seus respectivos diretores, executivos e funcionários, podem ser considerados participantes da solicitação de procurações em conexão com a fusão das empresas. Informações sobre os diretores e diretores executivos da Prospector podem ser encontradas no Relatório Anual no Formulário 10-K do exercício fiscal encerrado em 31 de dezembro de 2022, protocolado na SEC em 31 de março de 2023. As informações sobre as pessoas que podem, de acordo com as regras da SEC, ser consideradas participantes na solicitação de procurações em conexão com a fusão das empresas, incluindo uma descrição dos seus interesses diretos ou indiretos, por participações em títulos ou de outra forma, serão incluídas na Declaração de Registro e outros materiais relevantes quando protocolados na SEC. Esses documentos podem ser obtidos gratuitamente na fonte indicada acima.

Contato com a Empresa:
Daniel Aitken, Vice-Presidente, Marketing Global, Comunicações e Relacionamento com o Investidor, LeddarTech Inc.
Tel.: + 1-418-653-9000 ramal 232 daniel.aitken@LeddarTech.com

Contato de Relações com Investidores:
Kevin Hunt
ICR Inc.
Kevin.Hunt@IcrInc.com

Contato com a Mídia:
Dan Brennan
ICR Inc.
Dan.Brennan@icrinc.com

Contato e site de relações com investidores: InvestorRelations@LeddarTech.com
investors.leddartech.com/English/overview/default.aspx

Os logotipos Leddar, LeddarTech, LeddarVision, LeddarSP, VAYADrive, VayaVision e afins são marcas comerciais ou marcas comerciais registradas da LeddarTech Inc. e suas subsidiárias. Todas as outras marcas e nomes de produtos são ou podem ser marcas comerciais ou marcas comerciais registradas usadas para identificar produtos ou serviços de seus respectivos proprietários.

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1 Fonte: McKinsey.

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Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux Signs Exclusive Direct to Consumer Distribution Deal With Membership Wine Community Crurated

Crurated clients will have direct access to the full range of Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux wines

LONDON, June 13, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Crurated, the London-based membership wine community designed to connect connoisseurs with world-class producers, has partnered with Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux on an exclusive direct to consumer distribution deal. Charles Lachaux signed with Crurated to be his exclusive distributor of wines (https://bit.ly/3o7IONF) last year with barrel and bottle sales doing exceptionally well. Following this success Florence (his mother) and Charles signed an exclusive deal to bring the full range of Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux wines into the Crurated community.

“Crurated uses technology and the blockchain to modernize the way wine is sold. This approach provides verifiable provenance for every single bottle of wine that leaves our Domaine and enters their warehouse,” said Charles. “Through unique events, the team is also building a bridge between us and the people who are buying our wines. This connection allows us to communicate our winemaking philosophy and creates a stronger connection with wine lovers all over the globe.”

The sale of Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux wines on the Crurated platform will take place from June 19 – 25, 2023. Wines include, lot of six bottles, one of each:

Bourgogne Pinot Fin 2020
Nuits-St-Georges 2020
Nuits-St-Georges “Les Poisets” 2020
Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru “Clos Des Corvées Pagets” 2020
Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru “Les Chaumes” 2020
Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru “Les Grands Suchots” 2020

Over the last year Crurated has hosted multiple, in person events with Charles. From November 6-11 of this year, Crurated and Charles will host events in Bangkok, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Participants in these winemaker events will have the chance to taste a selection of Lachaux wines paired with dinners prepared by some of the top chefs in Asia. An event in the United States will take place in 2024. Details around the Asia events and others will be available at https://crurated.com/events/.

“For six generations the Arnoux-Lachaux family has been pushing the boundaries of Burgundian winemaking and we are very fortunate to be working directly with their entire team,” said Alfonso de Gaetano, Founder of Crurated. “With the 2020 Romanee-Saint-Vivant Grand Cru recently receiving a 99 Rating from Robert Parker, we know that our members will jump at the chance to take advantage of the lots we’ll be releasing throughout the rest of the year.”

Each bottle of Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux wine will be accompanied with an NFT. Recorded forever on the blockchain, the NFT verifies the authenticity of the bottle and provides other important details including ownership history, vintage, vineyard location, and varietal. The NFTs are easily accessible by tapping on an NFC or RFID enabled phone. The bottle history is also updated via a new blockchain recording anytime the wine is resold and the token moves from one client to another.

Although Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux wines will be sold directly to consumers exclusively through the Crurated platform, B2B restaurant sales will still be handled by distributors.

About Crurated
Launched in 2021 with an emphasis on France and Italy, Crurated is a membership-based wine community designed to connect connoisseurs with world-class producers. A team of specialists provides personalized services and authentic experiences, while Crurated’s seamless logistics service guarantees quality and provenance thanks to secure wine cellar storage and innovative blockchain technology. To become a member visit crurated.com.

About Arnoux-Lachaux
A wine estate founded in 1858, Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux has 14 hectares of some of the most prized vineyards in Vosne-Romanée and equally high-quality vineyards in Nuits-Saint-Georges. Florence Arnoux-Lachaux and her eldest son Charles share a deep attachment to the family heritage entrusted by previous generations. With each release, the Estate strives to translate the expression of the terroirs as well as possible in order to produce “Pinot Noir” of emotion and pleasure.

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Michael Volpatt
Michael@larkinvolpatt.com
415.994.8864

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Sevenstep Launches Talent Acquisition Assessment Service: Talent Unbounded®

BOSTON, June 13, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sevenstep, a global talent solutions leader, today announced the launch of Talent Unbounded®, its talent acquisition assessment and consulting service. Based on more than fifteen years of experience meeting hard-to-fill, high-value talent needs for top global enterprises and mid-market organizations, Talent Unbounded provides strategy and expertise to position companies for success in a changing workforce landscape.

Talent Unbounded applies proven assessment methodologies to identify gaps and deliver a practical roadmap for improvement across critical areas of talent acquisition, including data and technology, cost control, employer branding, and diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). Sevenstep tailors its strategies to focus on improving strength to compete for workers in short supply, boosting intelligence to drive best-outcome decisions, and achieving agility to adjust quickly to changing demands.

Talent Unbounded is built on a best-practice assessment process aligned with services and capabilities uniquely suited to an organization’s needs, whether it seeks a snapshot of a particular issue or a full assessment and resources to drive holistic talent strategy. The assessment pinpoints gaps and opportunities for improvement and is complemented by an action plan, implementation, support, and optional partnership to advance new talent needs.

“Companies cannot afford to put their talent plans on hold,” said Sevenstep President Amy Bush. “They must tackle immediate hiring needs while transforming talent acquisition processes to deliver results against changing demands and heavy competition for a limited workforce supply. Drawing on the clear vision our clients have come to expect from Sevenstep, Talent Unbounded is uniquely suited to help companies build the workforce intelligence, recruiting strength, and process flexibility needed to succeed.”

A solutions leader in all facets of talent acquisition, including permanent hires, the contingent workforce, recruiting best practices, and technology and analytics, Sevenstep delivers effective strategies through its hands-on approach to assessment services. To learn more, visit www.sevensteptalent.com/talent-unbounded.

About Sevenstep
Sevenstep is a global provider of strategic workforce solutions enabling business leaders to achieve ambitious goals and resolve complex workforce challenges. The company’s Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO), Managed Services Provider (MSP), and Total Talent solutions are recognized for driving innovation and delivering impact for top companies around the world. Sevenstep is recognized as a perennial top RPO provider in the HRO Today Baker’s Dozen Annual Customer Value Survey and an RPO major contender and MSP star performer by Everest Group.

Contact: Anna Botha, anna.slingo@sevensteprpo.com

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LeddarTech, a Disruptive Automotive Software Provider, to Become a Public Company Via Business Combination With Prospector Capital Corp.

  • LeddarTech has the potential to disrupt the markets for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (“ADAS”) and Autonomous Driving (“AD”) with patented low-level sensor fusion and perception software products.
  • LeddarTech’s unique solution solves current limitations, enabling leading automotive original equipment manufacturers (“OEMs”) and Tier 1-2 suppliers to drive ADAS and AD to new levels of performance, safety and adoption.
  • The transaction is expected to provide the company with up to U.S. $66 million in gross proceeds, including up to U.S. $23 million in proceeds from the Prospector trust account (assuming no redemptions) and U.S. $43 million in convertible PIPE proceeds.
  • The transaction values LeddarTech at a pro-forma equity value of U.S. $348 million, assuming no redemptions and the full conversion of the convertible PIPE (without taking into account earn-out to LeddarTech existing shareholders or earn-out to Prospector’s sponsor).

QUÉBEC CITY, June 13, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — LeddarTech Inc.® (“LeddarTech” or the “company”), an automotive software company that provides patented disruptive low-level sensor fusion and perception software technology for ADAS and AD, and Prospector Capital Corp. (“Prospector”) (Nasdaq: PRSR, PRSRU, PRSRW), a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company led by former Qualcomm President Derek Aberle and chaired by former Qualcomm Vice Chairman Steve Altman, today announced their entry into a definitive business combination agreement that would result in LeddarTech becoming a publicly listed company. Upon closing of the transaction, which is expected by the fourth quarter of 2023, LeddarTech is expected to be listed on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol “LDTC.”

The transaction values LeddarTech at a pro-forma equity value of U.S. $348 million (assuming no redemptions and the full conversion of the convertible PIPE [without taking into account earn-out to LeddarTech existing shareholders or earn-out to Prospector’s sponsor]) and is expected to provide LeddarTech with up to U.S. $66 million in gross cash proceeds, which are expected to be used to fund the commercialization of its first embedded software solutions, expand its product offerings and deepen its customer engagements.

LeddarTech is a provider of industry-leading low-level sensor fusion and perception software for ADAS and AD. LeddarTech’s software solution is both sensor and processor-agnostic and significantly reduces the cost to OEMs and Tier 1-2 automotive suppliers while delivering improved performance and scalability for entry-level to premium ADAS/AD. ADAS and AD is the largest market within automotive software and is expected to grow at an 11% CAGR to U.S. $42 billion by 20301. The company has a strong early-mover advantage with over seven years of experience working on low-level sensor fusion and perception with 150 patents filed (80 granted) covering a broad array of foundational technologies such as signal acquisition, perception and fusion.

“We are pleased to partner with Prospector to solidify our position as a leading force in the nascent automotive software sector. This collaboration is expected to provide us with the necessary capital and resources to invest in our exceptional team, and take the company to the next level by positioning the company to secure customer wins and drive growth in our business. I am excited that LeddarTech has achieved this important milestone, which we believe will make LeddarTech one of the rare public companies in the pure-play ADAS/AD software space,” said Charles Boulanger, CEO of LeddarTech. Mr. Boulanger continued: “After leading the company since 2013, I have decided that I will retire as CEO once we close the transaction, at which time Frantz Saintellemy, President and COO, is expected to succeed me as LeddarTech CEO, and I plan to remain with the company as a special advisor and as a member of the LeddarTech board of directors.”

Mr. Saintellemy commented: “The automotive industry is increasingly recognizing that low-level sensor fusion and perception will be the architecture of choice for next-generation ADAS systems because it materially reduces system cost, eliminates sensor and processor dependencies and improves safety. We have a leading ‘software-only’ solution for low-level sensor fusion and perception that we believe will help drive the next wave of ADAS as the industry continues to move to software-defined vehicles. We are actively working with customers to integrate this disruptive technology.”

“During my tenure at Qualcomm, I experienced the tremendous value that can be created when innovative companies with foundational technologies disrupt industries,” said Prospector’s CEO, Derek Aberle. “We believe LeddarTech has the potential to do just that. We are excited to partner with LeddarTech’s management team to help drive growth and adoption of their products and believe it represents an attractive investment opportunity for our shareholders.” At the close of the transaction, Mr. Aberle is expected to become Chairman of the LeddarTech board of directors.

Transaction Overview

The transaction has been unanimously approved by the board of directors of Prospector, as well as the board of directors of LeddarTech, and is subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, including the approval of LeddarTech’s and Prospector’s shareholders and the receipt of a final order of the Superior Court of Justice of Québec approving the transaction.

The combined entity will receive approximately U.S. $23 million from Prospector’s trust account, assuming no redemptions by Prospector’s public shareholders, as well as U.S. $43 million in gross proceeds from investors including Prospector’s sponsor, FS Investors (an affiliate of Prospector’s sponsor), Investissement Québec as a representative of the Government of Québec, Desjardins Capital and BDC Capital participating in the transaction via a convertible private placement investment into LeddarTech.

Conference Call Information

LeddarTech and Prospector have recorded an investor conference call and presentation discussing the transaction, which can be accessed by visiting Investor Relations – LeddarTech.

For Investor Relations, including a copy of the investor presentation as filed with the SEC, please visit the LeddarTech website at Investor Relations – LeddarTech or the SEC’s website for Prospector’s filings.

Advisors

TD Cowen is serving as financial advisor to Prospector, and Current Capital is serving as a financial advisor that provided a fairness opinion to Prospector’s board of directors. Stikeman Elliot LLP and Vedder Price PC are representing LeddarTech as legal counsel. Osler, Hoskin and Harcourt LLP and White & Case LLP are representing Prospector as legal counsel. Goodwin Procter LLP is serving as legal advisor to TD Cowen.

About Prospector Capital Corp.

Prospector is a special-purpose acquisition company formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses with a focus on companies with advanced and highly differentiated solutions for the technology sector. The company is led by a team of experienced investors and executives focused on identifying and investing in high-growth companies with strong management teams and attractive market opportunities. Prospector’s securities are traded on Nasdaq under the ticker symbols “PRSR,” “PRSRU” and “PRSRW.”

About LeddarTech

A global software company founded in 2007 and headquartered in Quebec City with additional R&D centers in Montreal, Toronto and Tel Aviv, Israel, LeddarTech develops and provides comprehensive perception software solutions that enable the deployment of ADAS and autonomous driving (AD) applications. LeddarTech’s automotive-grade software applies advanced AI and computer vision algorithms to generate accurate 3D models of the environment, allowing for better decision making and safer navigation. This high-performance, scalable, cost-effective technology is available to OEMs and Tier 1-2 suppliers to efficiently implement automotive and off-road vehicle ADAS solutions.

LeddarTech is responsible for several remote-sensing innovations, with over 150 patents granted or applied for that enhance ADAS and AD capabilities. Better awareness around the vehicle is critical in making global mobility safer, more efficient, sustainable and affordable: this is what drives LeddarTech to seek to become the most widely adopted sensor fusion and perception software solution.

Additional information about LeddarTech is accessible at www.LeddarTech.com and Investor Relations – LeddarTech.

Important Information About the Proposed Transaction and Where to Find It

In connection with the proposed business combination, Prospector, LeddarTech and the combined entity will prepare and will file with the SEC, the registration statement on Form F-4 (the “Registration Statement”). Prospector, LeddarTech and the combined entity will prepare and file the Registration Statement with the SEC and Prospector will mail the Registration Statement to its shareholders and file other documents regarding the business combination with the SEC. This press release is not a substitute for any proxy statement, registration statement, proxy statement/prospectus or other documents Prospector or the combined entity may file with the SEC in connection with the business combination. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT WHEN IT BECOMES AVAILABLE, ANY AMENDMENTS OR SUPPLEMENTS TO THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT, AND OTHER DOCUMENTS FILED BY PROSPECTOR OR THE COMBINED ENTITY WITH THE SEC IN CONNECTION WITH THE BUSINESS COMBINATION BECAUSE THESE DOCUMENTS WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION. Investors and security holders will be able to obtain free copies of the Registration Statement and other documents filed with the SEC by Prospector or the combined entity through the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov.

INVESTMENT IN ANY SECURITIES DESCRIBED HEREIN HAS NOT BEEN APPROVED OR DISAPPROVED BY THE SEC OR ANY OTHER REGULATORY AUTHORITY NOR HAS ANY AUTHORITY PASSED UPON OR ENDORSED THE MERITS OF THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION PURSUANT TO WHICH ANY SECURITIES ARE TO BE OFFERED OR THE ACCURACY OR ADEQUACY OF THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN. ANY REPRESENTATION TO THE CONTRARY IS A CRIMINAL OFFENSE.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements contained in this press release may be considered forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Exchange Act (which forward-looking statements shall also include forward-looking statements and forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws), including, but not limited to, statements regarding the business combination involving Prospector, LeddarTech and the combined entity, the ability to consummate the business combination and the timing thereof, the anticipated benefits from the business combination, the closing of the private placement financing and expected proceeds therefrom and statements relating to the anticipated combined company’s strategy, future operations, prospects, objectives and financial projections and other financial metrics. Forward-looking statements generally include statements that are predictive in nature and depend upon or refer to future events or conditions, and include words such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “would,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “plan,” “likely,” “believe,” “estimate,” “project,” “intend,” and other similar expressions among others. Statements that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on current beliefs and assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties and are not guarantees of future performance. Actual results could differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement as a result of various factors, including, without limitation: (i) the risk that the conditions to the closing of the business combination are not satisfied, including the failure to timely or at all obtain shareholder approval for the business combination or the failure to timely or at all obtain any required regulatory clearances, including under the HSR Act or of the Superior Court of Justice of Québec; (ii) uncertainties as to the timing of the consummation of the business combination and the ability of each of Prospector, LeddarTech and the combined entity to consummate the business combination; (iii) the possibility that other anticipated benefits of the business combination will not be realized, and the anticipated tax treatment of the business combination; (iv) the occurrence of any event that could give rise to termination of the business combination; (v) the risk that shareholder litigation in connection with the business combination or other settlements or investigations may affect the timing or occurrence of the business combination or result in significant costs of defense, indemnification and liability; (vi) changes in general economic and/or industry specific conditions; (vii) possible disruptions from the business combination that could harm LeddarTech’s business; (viii) the ability of LeddarTech to retain, attract and hire key personnel; (ix) potential adverse reactions or changes to relationships with customers, employees, suppliers or other parties resulting from the announcement or completion of the business combination; (x) potential business uncertainty, including changes to existing business relationships, during the pendency of the business combination that could affect LeddarTech’s financial performance; (xi) legislative, regulatory and economic developments; (xii) unpredictability and severity of catastrophic events, including, but not limited to, acts of terrorism, outbreak of war or hostilities and any epidemic, pandemic or disease outbreak (including COVID-19), as well as management’s response to any of the aforementioned factors; and (xiii) other risk factors as detailed from time to time in Prospector’s reports filed with the SEC, including Prospector’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, periodic Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, periodic Current Reports on Form 8-K and other documents filed with the SEC. The foregoing list of important factors is not exhaustive. Neither Prospector nor LeddarTech can give any assurance that the conditions to the Business Combination will be satisfied. Except as required by applicable law, neither Prospector nor LeddarTech undertakes any obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statement, or to make any other forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

No Offer or Solicitation

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities of Prospector or the combined entity, a solicitation of any vote or approval, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offer of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of the Securities Act.

Participants in Solicitation

Prospector, LeddarTech and the combined entity, and certain of their respective directors, executive officers and employees, may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies in connection with the business combination. Information about the directors and executive officers of Prospector can be found in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2022, which was filed with the SEC on March 31, 2023. Information regarding the persons who may, under the rules of the SEC, be deemed participants in the solicitation of proxies in connection with the business combination, including a description of their direct or indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, will be set forth in the Registration Statement and other relevant materials when they are filed with the SEC. These documents can be obtained free of charge from the source indicated above.

Company Contact:
Daniel Aitken, Vice-President, Global Marketing, Communications and Investor Relations, LeddarTech Inc.
Tel.: + 1-418-653-9000 ext. 232 daniel.aitken@LeddarTech.com

Investor Relations Contact:
Kevin Hunt
ICR Inc.
Kevin.Hunt@IcrInc.com

Media Contact:
Dan Brennan
ICR Inc.
Dan.Brennan@icrinc.com

Investor relations contact and website:InvestorRelations@LeddarTech.com
investors.leddartech.com/English/overview/default.aspx

Leddar, LeddarTech, LeddarVision, LeddarSP, VAYADrive, VayaVision and related logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of LeddarTech Inc. and its subsidiaries. All other brands, product names and marks are or may be trademarks or registered trademarks used to identify products or services of their respective owners.

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LeddarTech, un fournisseur de logiciels pour automobiles hautement innovateurs, deviendra une société publique par le biais d’un regroupement d’entreprises avec Prospector Capital Corp.

  • LeddarTech a le potentiel de perturber le marché des systèmes avancés d’aide à la conduite (systèmes ADAS) et de conduite autonome (systèmes AD) grâce à des produits logiciels brevetés de fusion bas niveau de capteurs et de perception.
  • La solution unique de LeddarTech résout les limitations actuelles en permettant aux principaux manufacturiers et équipementiers d’automobiles (Tier 1 et 2) d’augmenter le niveau de performance et de qualité des systèmes ADAS et AD afin d’accélérer leur adoption.
  • La transaction devrait rapporter à l’entreprise jusqu’à 66 millions $ US de produit brut en espèces, dont jusqu’à 23 millions $ US provenant du compte en fiducie de Prospector (en supposant aucun rachat) et 43 millions $ US en produit de type IPAP (investissement privé dans des actions émises dans le public) convertible.
  • La transaction valorise LeddarTech à une valeur nette pro forma de 348 millions $ US, en supposant aucun rachat et la conversion complète du IPAP convertible (sans tenir compte d’ajustements de type « earn-out » versés aux actionnaires existants de LeddarTech ou au commanditaire de Prospector).

QUÉBEC, 13 juin 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — LeddarTech Inc.® (« LeddarTech » ou l’« entreprise »), une société de logiciels pour automobiles qui fournit des technologies logicielles de fusion bas niveau de capteurs et de perception innovatrices et brevetées pour systèmes avancés d’aide à la conduite (systèmes ADAS) et de conduite autonome (systèmes AD), et Prospector Capital Corp. (« Prospector ») (Nasdaq : PRSR, PRSRU, PRSRW), une société d’acquisition à vocation spécifique cotée en bourse dirigée par l’ancien président de Qualcomm, Derek Aberle et présidée par l’ancien vice-président du conseil d’administration de Qualcomm, Steve Altman, ont annoncé aujourd’hui la conclusion d’un accord définitif de regroupement d’entreprises qui permettra à LeddarTech de devenir une société cotée en bourse. À la clôture de la transaction, prévue pour le quatrième trimestre 2023, LeddarTech devrait être cotée sur la Nasdaq sous le nouveau symbole « LDTC ».

La transaction valorise LeddarTech à une valeur nette pro forma de 348 millions $ US, en supposant qu’aucun actionnaire public de Prospector n’exerce ses droits de rachat et la conversion complète du IPAP convertible (sans tenir compte d’ajustements de type « earn-out » versés aux actionnaires existants de LeddarTech ou au commanditaire de Prospector) et devrait rapporter à LeddarTech jusqu’à 66 millions $ US de produit brut en espèces, qui serviront à financer la commercialisation de ses premières solutions logicielles embarquées, à élargir son offre de produits et à accroître ses engagements clients.

LeddarTech est un fournisseur de logiciels de fusion bas niveau de capteurs et de perception de pointe pour systèmes ADAS et AD. La solution logicielle de LeddarTech est indépendante tant des capteurs que du processeur utilisé et réduit considérablement les coûts pour les manufacturiers et les équipementiers d’automobiles (Tier 1 et 2), tout en offrant une performance et une évolutivité améliorées pour les systèmes ADAS/AD des véhicules d’entrée de gamme jusqu’aux véhicules haut de gamme. Les segments ADAS et AD constituent le plus grand marché des logiciels pour automobiles et devraient croître à un taux de croissance annuel composé de 11 % pour atteindre 42 milliards $ US d’ici à 20301. L’entreprise dispose d’un avantage impressionnant en tant que précurseur avec plus de sept années d’expérience dans le domaine des logiciels de fusion bas niveau des données de capteurs et de perception, et détient plus de 150 brevets déposés (80 accordés) couvrant un large éventail de technologies fondamentales telles que l’acquisition et le traitement de signal, la fusion et la perception.

« Nous sommes heureux de nous associer à Prospector pour consolider notre position de chef de file dans le secteur naissant des logiciels pour automobiles. Cette transaction devrait nous fournir les capitaux et les ressources nécessaires pour investir dans notre équipe exceptionnelle et faire passer l’entreprise à la vitesse supérieure en la positionnant de manière à signer des contrats et stimuler la croissance de nos activités. Je me réjouis que LeddarTech ait franchi cette étape importante qui, selon nous, en fera l’une des rares sociétés publiques dans le domaine des logiciels ADAS et AD », a déclaré Charles Boulanger, chef de la direction de LeddarTech. Et de poursuivre : « Après avoir dirigé l’entreprise depuis 2013, j’ai décidé de me retirer de mon poste de chef de la direction une fois la transaction conclue. Frantz Saintellemy, président et chef de l’exploitation, me succédera en tant que chef de la direction de LeddarTech, et je prévois rester dans l’entreprise en tant que conseiller spécial et membre du conseil d’administration de LeddarTech ».

 

  1. Saintellemy a commenté : « L’industrie de l’automobile reconnaît de plus en plus que l’architecture des logiciels de fusion bas niveau de capteurs et de perception sera l’architecture de choix pour les prochaines générations de systèmes ADAS et AD, car elle réduit considérablement le coût de ces systèmes, élimine les interdépendances entre capteurs et processeurs et améliore la sécurité. Nous disposons d’une solution unique et d’avant-garde pour la fusion de bas niveau de capteurs et la perception qui, selon nous, contribuera à la prochaine vague de systèmes ADAS et AD, l’industrie continuant d’évoluer vers des véhicules intelligents ayant de plus en plus de fonctionnalités activées par logiciel. Nous travaillons activement avec plusieurs clients pour intégrer notre technologie de pointe ».

« Au cours de mon mandat chez Qualcomm, j’ai pu constater la valeur considérable qui peut être créée lorsque des entreprises innovantes dotées de technologies fondamentales perturbent des secteurs d’activité », a déclaré le chef de la direction de Prospector, Derek Aberle. « Nous pensons que LeddarTech a le potentiel pour y parvenir. Nous sommes ravis de nous associer à l’équipe de direction de LeddarTech pour contribuer à la croissance et à l’adoption de leurs produits, et nous pensons que cela représente une opportunité d’investissement intéressante pour nos actionnaires ». À l’issue de la transaction, M. Aberle devrait devenir président du conseil d’administration de LeddarTech.

Aperçu de la transaction

Le conseil d’administration de Prospector, de même que le conseil d’administration de LeddarTech, ont approuvé à l’unanimité la transaction, qui est soumise à la satisfaction des conditions de clôture habituelles, dont l’approbation des actionnaires de LeddarTech et de Prospector et la réception d’une ordonnance finale de la Cour supérieure de justice du Québec.

L’entité combinée recevra environ 23 millions $ US en espèces provenant du compte en fiducie de Prospector, en supposant qu’aucun actionnaire public de Prospector n’exerce ses droits de rachat, ainsi que 43 millions $ US de produit brut en espèces provenant d’investisseurs (IPAP), dont le promoteur de Prospector, FS Investors (une société affiliée au promoteur de Prospector), Investissement Québec en tant que représentant du gouvernement du Québec, Desjardins Capital et BDC Capital, qui ont participé à la transaction par le biais d’un placement privé convertible dans LeddarTech.

Renseignements sur la conférence téléphonique

LeddarTech et Prospector ont enregistré une conférence téléphonique et une présentation de la transaction à l’intention des investisseurs, consultables à l’adresse suivante : Relations avec les investisseurs – LeddarTech.

Pour les relations avec les investisseurs, y compris une copie de la présentation aux investisseurs telle qu’elle a été déposée auprès de la SEC, veuillez consulter le site web de LeddarTech à l’adresse Relations avec les investisseurs – LeddarTech ou le site web de la SEC pour les déclarations de Prospector.

Conseillers

TD Cowen agit comme conseiller financier exclusif de Prospector, et Current Capital agit comme conseiller financier ayant fourni une attestation d’équité au conseil d’administration de Prospector. Stikeman Elliot LLP et Vedder Price LLP représentent LeddarTech à titre de conseillers juridiques. Osler, Hoskin and Harcourt LLP et White & Case LLP représentent Prospector à titre de conseillers juridiques. Goodwin Procter LLP agit comme conseiller juridique de TD Cowen.

À propos de Prospector Capital Corp.

Prospector est une société d’acquisition à vocation spécifique créée dans le but de réaliser une fusion, un échange d’actions, une acquisition d’actifs, un achat d’actions, une réorganisation ou un regroupement d’entreprises similaire avec une ou plusieurs entreprises, avec l’accent sur les sociétés proposant des solutions avancées et hautement différenciées pour le secteur technologique. La société est dirigée par une équipe d’investisseurs et de cadres expérimentés qui se concentrent sur l’identification et les investissements dans des entreprises à forte croissance dotées d’équipes de gestion solides et d’opportunités de marché attrayantes. Les titres de Prospector se négocient sur le Nasdaq sous les symboles « PRSR », « PRSRU » et « PRSRW ».

À propos de LeddarTech

Entreprise mondiale de logiciels fondée en 2007, basée à Québec et disposant de centres de R&D supplémentaires à Montréal, Toronto et Tel Aviv (Israël), LeddarTech développe et propose des solutions de perception logicielles complètes qui permettent le déploiement d’applications ADAS et de conduite autonome. Le logiciel de classe automobile de LeddarTech applique l’intelligence artificielle avancée et des algorithmes de vision numérique afin de générer des modèles 3D précis de l’environnement, pour une meilleure prise de décision et une navigation plus sûre. Cette technologie performante, évolutive et économique, permet la mise en œuvre efficace de solutions ADAS pour véhicules automobiles et hors route par les équipementiers et fournisseurs de rang 1 et 2.

Détentrice de plus de 150 brevets accordés ou déposés, l’entreprise a contribué à plusieurs innovations liées à des applications de télédétection et qui améliorent les capacités des systèmes d’aide à la conduite et de conduite autonome. Une plus grande conscience situationnelle est essentielle pour rendre la mobilité plus sûre, efficace, durable et abordable : c’est ce qui motive LeddarTech à vouloir devenir la solution logicielle de fusion des données de capteurs et de perception la plus largement adoptée.

Renseignements complémentaires disponibles sur http://www.leddartech.com/fr et Relations avec les investisseurs – LeddarTech.

Renseignements importants sur la transaction proposée et où les trouver

Dans le cadre du regroupement d’entreprises proposé, Prospector, LeddarTech et l’entité combinée prépareront et déposeront auprès de la SEC la déclaration d’enregistrement sur le formulaire F-4 (la « déclaration d’enregistrement »). Prospector, LeddarTech et l’entité combinée prépareront et déposeront la déclaration d’enregistrement auprès de la SEC, et Prospector enverra la déclaration d’enregistrement à ses actionnaires et déposera d’autres documents concernant le regroupement d’entreprises auprès de la SEC.   Le présent communiqué de presse ne se substitue à aucune circulaire de sollicitation de procurations, déclaration d’enregistrement, circulaire de sollicitation de procurations/prospectus ou autres documents que Prospector ou l’entité combinée pourrait déposer auprès de la SEC dans le cadre du regroupement d’entreprises. LES INVESTISSEURS ET LES PORTEURS DE TITRES SONT INSTAMMENT PRIÉS DE LIRE ATTENTIVEMENT ET DANS LEUR INTÉGRALITÉ LA DÉCLARATION D’ENREGISTREMENT LORSQU’ELLE SERA DISPONIBLE, TOUT AMENDEMENT OU SUPPLÉMENT À LA DÉCLARATION D’ENREGISTREMENT ET TOUT AUTRE DOCUMENT DÉPOSÉ PAR PROSPECTOR OU L’ENTITÉ COMBINÉE AUPRÈS DE LA SEC DANS LE CADRE DU REGROUPEMENT D’ENTREPRISES, CAR CES DOCUMENTS CONTIENDRONT DES RENSEIGNEMENTS IMPORTANTS. Les investisseurs et les détenteurs de titres pourront obtenir gratuitement des copies de la déclaration d’enregistrement et des autres documents déposés auprès de la SEC par Prospector ou l’entité combinée sur le site web géré par la SEC à l’adresse www.sec.gov.

L’INVESTISSEMENT DANS LES TITRES DÉCRITS AUX PRÉSENTES N’A ÉTÉ NI APPROUVÉ NI DÉSAPPROUVÉ PAR LA SEC OU TOUTE AUTRE AUTORITÉ DE RÉGULATION, ET AUCUNE AUTORITÉ NE S’EST PRONONCÉE SUR LE BIEN-FONDÉ DE LA TRANSACTION PROPOSÉE DANS LE CADRE DE LAQUELLE LES TITRES DOIVENT ÊTRE OFFERTS, NI SUR L’EXACTITUDE OU L’ADÉQUATION DES RENSEIGNEMENTS CONTENUS AUX PRÉSENTES. TOUTE DÉCLARATION À L’EFFET CONTRAIRE CONSTITUE UNE INFRACTION PÉNALE.

Énoncés prospectifs

Certains énoncés contenus dans le présent communiqué de presse peuvent être considérés comme des énoncés prospectifs au sens du Private Securities Litigation Reform Act de 1995, de la section 27A du Securities Act et de la section 21E de l’Exchange Act des États-Unis (lesquels énoncés prospectifs comprennent également les énoncés prospectifs et les renseignements prospectifs au sens des lois canadiennes sur les valeurs mobilières applicables), y compris, mais sans s’y limiter, les énoncés concernant le regroupement d’entreprises impliquant Prospector, LeddarTech et l’entité combinée, la capacité à réaliser le regroupement d’entreprises et son calendrier, les avantages attendus du regroupement d’entreprises, la clôture du financement par placement privé et le produit attendu de celui-ci, ainsi que les énoncés relatifs à la stratégie, aux opérations futures, aux perspectives, aux objectifs et aux projections financières et autres mesures financières anticipés de l’entreprise regroupée.   Les énoncés prospectifs comprennent généralement des énoncés de nature prévisionnelle qui dépendent d’événements ou de conditions à venir ou qui s’y réfèrent, et comprennent des termes tels que « pouvoir », « anticiper », « prévoir », « avoir l’intention de », « estimer », « planifier », « croire », « s’attendre à », « projeter de » et autres expressions similaires et verbes au futur et au conditionnel notamment. Les énoncés qui ne sont pas des faits historiques sont des énoncés prospectifs.   Les énoncés prospectifs reposent sur des convictions et des hypothèses actuelles qui sont soumises à des risques et à des incertitudes et ne constituent pas des garanties de performance future. Les résultats réels peuvent différer sensiblement de ceux contenus dans un énoncé prospectif en raison de divers facteurs, y compris, mais sans s’y limiter : (i) le risque que les conditions de clôture du regroupement d’entreprises ne soient pas remplies, y compris le défaut d’obtenir en temps voulu ou non l’approbation des actionnaires pour le regroupement d’entreprises ou le défaut d’obtenir en temps voulu ou non les autorisations réglementaires requises, y compris en vertu de la loi HSR ou de la Cour supérieure de justice du Québec; (ii) les incertitudes quant au calendrier de réalisation du regroupement d’entreprises et la capacité de Prospector, de LeddarTech et de l’entité combinée à réaliser le regroupement d’entreprises; (iii) la possibilité que d’autres avantages prévus du regroupement d’entreprises ne se réalisent pas, et le traitement fiscal prévu du regroupement d’entreprises; (iv) la survenance de tout événement susceptible de donner lieu à la résiliation du regroupement d’entreprises; (v) le risque que des litiges entre actionnaires liés au regroupement d’entreprises ou autres règlements ou enquêtes affectent le calendrier ou la réalisation du regroupement d’entreprises ou entraînent des coûts importants de défense, indemnisation et responsabilité; (vi) l’évolution de la conjoncture économique générale et/ou des conditions propres à l’industrie; (vii) les éventuelles perturbations dues au regroupement d’entreprises susceptibles de nuire aux activités de LeddarTech; (viii) la capacité de LeddarTech à retenir, attirer et embaucher du personnel clé; (ix) les réactions ou changements négatifs potentiels dans les relations avec les clients, employés, fournisseurs ou autres parties résultant de l’annonce ou de la réalisation du regroupement d’entreprises; (x) l’incertitude commerciale potentielle, y compris les changements dans les relations commerciales existantes, pendant la durée du regroupement d’entreprises, susceptible d’affecter la performance financière de LeddarTech; (xi) les développements législatifs, réglementaires et économiques; (xii) l’imprévisibilité et la gravité d’événements catastrophiques, y compris, mais sans s’y limiter, les actes de terrorisme, le déclenchement d’une guerre ou d’hostilités et toute épidémie, pandémie ou apparition de maladie (y compris la COVID-19), ainsi que la réponse de la direction à l’un des facteurs susmentionnés; et (xiii) les autres facteurs de risque détaillés de temps à autre dans les rapports de Prospector déposés auprès de la SEC, y compris le rapport annuel de Prospector sur le formulaire 10-K, les rapports trimestriels périodiques sur le formulaire 10-Q, les rapports courants périodiques sur le formulaire 8-K et autres documents déposés auprès de la SEC. La liste des facteurs importants ci-dessus n’est pas exhaustive. Ni Prospector ni LeddarTech ne peuvent garantir que les conditions du regroupement d’entreprises seront remplies. Sauf si la loi applicable l’exige, ni Prospector ni LeddarTech ne s’engagent à réviser ou à mettre à jour les énoncés prospectifs, ni à mentionner d’autres énoncés prospectifs, que ce soit à la suite de nouvelles informations, d’événements futurs ou autres.

Absence d’offre ou de sollicitation

Le présent communiqué de presse ne constitue pas une offre de vente ou la sollicitation d’une offre d’achat de titres de Prospector ou de l’entité combinée, ni une sollicitation de vote ou d’approbation, et il n’y aura pas de vente de titres dans une juridiction où une telle offre, sollicitation ou vente serait illégale avant l’enregistrement ou la qualification en vertu de la législation sur les valeurs mobilières d’une telle juridiction. Aucune offre de valeurs mobilières ne peut être faite si ce n’est au moyen d’un prospectus répondant aux exigences de la loi sur les valeurs mobilières.

Participants à la sollicitation

Prospector, LeddarTech et l’entité combinée, ainsi que certains de leurs administrateurs, dirigeants et employés respectifs, peuvent être considérés comme des participants à la sollicitation de procurations dans le cadre du regroupement d’entreprises. Des renseignements sur les administrateurs et les dirigeants de Prospector sont disponibles dans le rapport annuel sur le formulaire 10-K pour l’exercice clos le 31 décembre 2022, qui a été déposé auprès de la SEC le 31 mars 2023. Les renseignements concernant les personnes qui peuvent, en vertu des règles de la SEC, être considérées comme des participants à la sollicitation de procurations dans le cadre du regroupement d’entreprises, y compris une description de leurs intérêts directs ou indirects, par la détention de titres ou autrement, seront présentés dans la déclaration d’enregistrement et dans d’autres documents pertinents lorsqu’ils seront déposés auprès de la SEC. Ces documents peuvent être obtenus gratuitement auprès de la source indiquée ci-dessus.

Contact de l’entreprise :
Daniel Aitken, vice-président, Marketing, communications et relations avec les investisseurs mondiaux, LeddarTech Inc.
Tél. : + 1-418-653-9000 poste 232 daniel.aitken@LeddarTech.com

Contact relations investisseurs :
Kevin Hunt
ICR Inc.
Kevin.Hunt@IcrInc.com

Contact médias :
Dan Brennan
ICR Inc.
Dan.Brennan@icrinc.com

Contact relations investisseurs et site web :InvestorRelations@LeddarTech.com
https://investors.leddartech.com/French/Apercu/default.aspx

Leddar, LeddarTech, LeddarVision, LeddarSP, VAYADrive, VayaVision et les logos associés sont des marques de commerce ou des marques déposées de LeddarTech Inc. et de ses filiales. Tous les autres noms de marques, noms de produits et marques sont ou peuvent être des marques de commerce ou des marques déposées utilisées pour désigner les produits ou les services de leurs propriétaires respectifs.

Une photo associée à ce communiqué de presse est disponible à l’adresse suivante : 
https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/7520e9a2-3dca-4e3e-815b-84a4ccc6a193/fr

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Ascendis Pharma Showcases Its Latest Endocrinology Programs, Data, and Research at ENDO 2023

– Endocrinology clinical development progress and research in growth hormone deficiency, hypoparathyroidism, achondroplasia, and Turner Syndrome will be highlighted

– Phase 3 Week 52 data for TransCon™ PTH in adults with hypoparathyroidism selected for oral presentation

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, June 13, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ascendis Pharma A/S (Nasdaq: ASND) today announced it will showcase its latest Endocrinology Rare Disease programs, data, and research in growth hormone deficiency, hypoparathyroidism, achondroplasia, and Turner Syndrome at ENDO 2023, the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society being held June 15-18 in Chicago.

An oral presentation on Saturday, June 17, will feature Phase 3 Week 52 data for TransCon PTH in adults with hypoparathyroidism, and five additional poster presentations listed in the table below will showcase other Ascendis programs and data. In addition, Ascendis will host booth #1628, booth #1740, and two product theaters during ENDO 2023.

ABSTRACT PRESENTING AUTHOR
Hypoparathyroidism
Long-Term Efficacy and Safety of TransCon PTH in Adults with Hypoparathyroidism: 52-Week Results from the Open-Label Extension of the PaTHway Phase 3 Trial

Oral presentation, Saturday, June 17, 4:30-4:45 pm (CDT))
Session: OR23-05

Bart L. Clarke, M.D.
Clinical and Economic Burden of Postsurgical Chronic Hypoparathyroidism: A U.S. Medicare Retrospective Analysis

Poster, Saturday, June 17, 1:00 – 2:00 pm (CDT)
Session P69 Poster: SAT-233

Wahidullah Noori,
Pharm. D., M.S.
Achondroplasia
Significantly Improved Annual Height Velocity with Once-Weekly TransCon CNP in Children with Achondroplasia: The ACcomplisH Phase 2, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Dose-Escalation Trial

Poster, Thursday, Thursday, June 15, 12:30 – 1:30 pm (CDT)
Session P10 Poster: THU-156

Ravi Savarirayan, MBBS, FRACP, HGSA, MD
Growth Hormone Deficiency
Prevalence of Comorbidities Among Treated and Untreated Adults with Suspected Growth Hormone Deficiency

Late Breaker: Poster, Saturday, June 17, 1:00 – 2:00 pm (CDT)
Session P87 Poster SAT-611

Subhara Raveendran, Ph.D
Subanalysis by Tanner Stage in Phase 3 Trials in Children and Adolescents with Growth Hormone Deficiency Treated with Lonapegsomatropin

Poster, Thursday, June 15, 12:30 – 1:30 pm (CDT)
Session P10 Poster: THU-173

Paul Hofman, MBChB, Dip Obs, FRACP
Turner Syndrome
Design of the New InsiGHTS Trial: A Multicenter, Phase 2, Randomized, Open-Label, Active Controlled Study to Investigate the Safety, Tolerability, and Efficacy of Lonapegsomatropin in Prepubertal Individuals with Turner Syndrome

Poster, Thursday, June 15, 12:30 – 1:30 pm (CDT)
Session P10 Poster: THU-164

Sohair Abdelrahman, Pharm.D

About Ascendis Pharma A/S
Ascendis Pharma is applying its innovative TransCon technology platform to build a leading, fully integrated, global biopharma company focused on making a meaningful difference in patients’ lives. Guided by its core values of patients, science and passion, the company uses its TransCon technologies to create new and potentially best-in-class therapies. Ascendis is headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, and has additional facilities in Germany (Heidelberg, Berlin and Munich) and the United States (Palo Alto and Redwood City, California, and Princeton, New Jersey). Visit ascendispharma.com to learn more.

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