Genesis Growth Tech Acquisition Corp. (GGAA) has announced its plan to merge with NextTrip Holdings, Inc., a leading technology company operating primarily within the consumer internet industry. The merger aims to capitalize on the growing trend of global internet usage and the increasing demand for consumer internet services in various industries. Both GGAA and NextTrip shareholders are expected to approve the transaction, which will result in a newly formed entity to be listed on the NASDAQ or NYSE.
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Mutual Conditions for Closing the Deal
The merger agreement outlines the mutual conditions for the closing of the deal, which includes the approval of shareholders from both GGAA and NextTrip, the expiration of any applicable waiting period, the receipt of requisite consents from governmental authorities and the listing of GGAA common stock on the NASDAQ or NYSE.
New Board of Directors Structure
Under the agreement, the entire board of directors of GGAA will consist of seven individuals, four of whom shall be independent directors in accordance with NASDAQ requirements. Two of the members will be individuals designated by GGAA prior to the closing, while five members (at least four of whom shall be independent directors) will be designated by NextTrip.
Expanding Global Internet User Base
The merger comes at a time when the global internet user base continues to expand. According to data from Cisco, the number of internet users is projected to grow from 4.7 billion in 2021 to 5.3 billion by 2023, marking a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.2%. The consumer internet industry is expected to benefit significantly from this surge in user numbers, presenting numerous opportunities for growth and strategic investment.
Leveraging Expertise for Consumer Internet Market Growth
This merger presents an opportunity for both Genesis Growth Tech Acquisition Corp. and NextTrip Holdings, Inc. to leverage their expertise and resources to tap into the expanding consumer internet market. With GGAA’s management team’s decades of experience operating, acquiring, and investing in technology companies, coupled with its deep global network, the merged entity will be well positioned to identify and target high-growth consumer internet companies across Europe, Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States.
Capitalizing on Key Industry and Geographical Themes
The merger will also allow the newly-formed entity to capitalize on key secular industry and geographical themes that are prevalent within the consumer internet ecosystem. This includes the growing adoption of digital services across various sectors – from e-commerce to digital advertising and content creation – and the rapidly expanding addressable markets for these businesses. With a focus on companies that exhibit compelling long-term growth prospects, large markets, high barriers to entry, and potential for margin expansion, the merger is expected to deliver significant shareholder value in the long term.
Shareholder Voting and Lock-up Agreements
In addition to the merger, the agreement stipulates that GGAA and NextTrip shareholders will enter into voting and lock-up agreements, effectively aligning the interests of both parties and ensuring a smooth transition process. The merger is subject to various closing conditions, including regulatory approvals, and is expected to be completed by September 29, 2023.
Accelerating Growth and Generating Value for Investors
With a focus on leveraging the long-term growth prospects and the expanding addressable markets of the consumer internet sector, the merger between Genesis Growth Tech Acquisition Corp. and NextTrip Holdings, Inc. presents a strategic opportunity to accelerate growth and generate significant value for investors. As the number of global internet users continues to rise, the merged entity will be well-positioned to capitalize on these trends and deliver sustainable, long-term growth.
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