DevvStream Reaches Key Milestone Toward Nasdaq Listing
The Company has made significant progress since the execution of its definitive business combination agreement with Focus Impact, announced on September 13, 2023
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 24, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DevvStream Holdings Inc. (“DevvStream” or the “Company”) (CBOE: DESG) (OTCQB: DSTRF) (FSE: CQ0), a leading carbon credit project co-development and generation firm specializing in technology-based solutions, is pleased to provide a progress update since the execution of its business combination agreement (the “Business Combination Agreement”) for a business combination (the “Transaction” or the “Business Combination”) with Focus Impact Acquisition Corp. (“Focus Impact”) (NASDAQ: FIAC), which is expected to result in the securities of DevvStream being listed for trade on the Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (“Nasdaq”). The Transaction values DevvStream at an implied enterprise value of approximately $212.8 million, representing an equity value of C$2.16 per DevvStream subordinate voting share prior to closing.
Since executing the Business Combination Agreement, DevvStream has completed its preparation of required financial statements, prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP and audited in compliance with Public Company Accounting Oversight Board requirements, for inclusion in the Registration Statement on Form S-4 to be filed by Focus Impact with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) in the coming weeks registering the securities being issued in connection with the Business Combination (the “Registration Statement”), which Registration Statement will also contain a proxy statement for the purpose of soliciting votes from the Focus Impact shareholders to approve the Business Combination. The Business Combination is expected to be completed by early Q1 2024, subject to the satisfaction of closing conditions under the Business Combination Agreement.
Learn more about the Company’s progress by joining a live webinar presented by DevvStream and Focus Impact on Thursday, October 26th at 9:30am PT / 12:30pm ET. Please register by clicking on the following link: https://event.webinarjam.com/register/248/q32nmsn2.
“Since DevvStream and Focus Impact agreed to merge, the transaction has proceeded smoothly and efficiently,” said Sunny Trinh, CEO of DevvStream. “Not only are the two teams well-aligned in terms of culture, strategy, and vision, but they also bring highly complementary areas of expertise to the relationship, making the process of combining our businesses effortless and natural. DevvStream is excited to continue moving forward in its journey to become the first and only carbon credit firm to be listed on Nasdaq, which will strengthen our leadership position and market presence, as well as enhance our ability to quickly and cost-effectively help corporations and governments reach net zero while generating ongoing streams of revenue.”
Founded in 2021, DevvStream is a technology-based sustainability company that advances the development and monetization of environmental assets, with an initial focus on carbon markets. DevvStream works with governments and corporations worldwide to achieve their sustainability goals through the implementation of curated green technology projects that generate renewable energy, improve energy efficiencies, eliminate or reduce emissions, and sequester carbon directly from the air—creating carbon credits in the process.
About Focus Impact Acquisition Corp.
Focus Impact 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. Focus Impact is sponsored by Focus Impact Sponsor, LLC. Focus Impact intends to focus its search on businesses that are, or seek to be positioned as, a “Social-Forward Company,” which are companies that marry operating excellence with the desire to create social good, with the benefit of increasing attention and capital flows to such companies while amplifying their social impact.
DevvStream Media Contacts
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Certain statements in this new release may be considered forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements that are statements that are not historical facts and generally relate to future events or Focus Impact’s or DevvStream’s future financial or other performance metrics. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as “may”, “should”, “expect”, “intend”, “will”, “estimate”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “predict”, “potential” or “continue”, or the negatives of these terms or variations of them or similar terminology. These forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, Focus Impact’s, DevvStream’s and the combined company’s expectations with respect to future performance and anticipated financial impacts of the proposed transactions, the satisfaction of the closing conditions to the proposed transactions and the timing of the completion of the proposed transactions, are subject to risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based upon estimates and assumptions that, while considered reasonable by Focus Impact and its management, and Devvstream and its management, as the case may be, are inherently uncertain and subject to material change. New risks and uncertainties may emerge from time to time, and it is not possible to predict all risks and uncertainties. certain other risks are identified and discussed in. Factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations include, but are not limited to: (1) the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstances that could give rise to the termination of negotiations and any subsequent definitive agreements with respect to the proposed transactions; (2) the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against Focus Impact, DevvStream, the combined company or others; (3) the inability to complete the proposed transactions due to the failure to obtain approval of the stockholders of Focus Impact and DevvStream or to satisfy other conditions to closing; (4) changes to the proposed structure of the proposed transactions that may be required or appropriate as a result of applicable laws or regulations; (5) the ability to meet Nasdaq’s or another stock exchange’s listing standards following the consummation of the proposed transactions; (6) the risk that the proposed transactions disrupts current plans and operations of Focus Impact or DevvStream as a result of the announcement and consummation of the proposed transactions; (7) the ability to recognize the anticipated benefits of the proposed transactions, which may be affected by, among other things, competition, the ability of the combined company to grow and manage growth profitably, maintain relationships with customers and retain its management and key employees; (8) costs related to the proposed transactions; (9) changes in applicable laws or regulations; (10) the possibility that Focus Impact, DevvStream or the combined company may be adversely affected by other economic, business, and/or competitive factors; (11) Focus Impact’s estimates of expenses and profitability and underlying assumptions with respect to stockholder redemptions and purchase price and other adjustments; (12) various factors beyond management’s control, including general economic conditions and other risks, uncertainties and factors set forth in the section entitled “Risk Factors” and “Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements” in Focus Impact’s final prospectus relating to its initial public offering, filed with the SEC on October 27, 2021, and other filings with the SEC, including the Registration Statement and (13) certain other risks identified and discussed in DevvStream’s Annual Information Form for the year ended July 31, 2022, and DevvStream’s other public filings with Canadian securities regulatory authorities, available on DevvStream’s profile on SEDAR at www.sedarplus.ca.
These forward-looking statements are expressed in good faith, and Focus Impact, DevvStream and the combined company believe there is a reasonable basis for them. However, there can be no assurance that the events, results or trends identified in these forward-looking statements will occur or be achieved. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and none of Focus Impact, DevvStream or the combined company is under any obligation, and expressly disclaim any obligation, to update, alter or otherwise revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law. Readers should carefully review the statements set forth in the reports, which Focus Impact has filed or will file from time to time with the SEC and DevvStream’s public filings with Canadian securities regulatory authorities. This news release is not intended to be all-inclusive or to contain all the information that a person may desire in considering an investment in Focus Impact or DevvStream and is not intended to form the basis of an investment decision in Focus Impact or DevvStream. All subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements concerning Focus Impact and DevvStream, the proposed transaction or other matters and attributable to Focus Impact and DevvStream or any person acting on their behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements above.
Additional Information and Where to Find It
In connection with the Business Combination, Focus Impact and DevvStream intend to prepare, and Focus Impact intends to file a Registration Statement containing a prospectus with respect to the combined company’s securities to be issued in connection with the Business Combination, a proxy statement with respect to the stockholders’ meeting of Focus Impact to vote on the Business Combination and certain other related documents. Investors, securityholders and other interested persons are urged to read, when available, the preliminary proxy statement/prospectus in connection with Focus Impact’s solicitation of proxies for its special meeting of stockholders to be held to approve the Business Combination (and related matters) and general amendments thereto and the definitive proxy statement/prospectus because the proxy statement/prospectus will contain important information about Focus Impact, DevvStream and the Business Combination. When available, Focus Impact will mail the definitive proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant documents to its stockholders as of a record date to be established for voting on the Business Combination. This communication is not a substitute for the Registration Statement, the definitive proxy statement/prospectus or any other document that Focus Impact will send to its stockholders in connection with the Business Combination. Once the Registration Statement is declared effective, copies of the Registration Statement, including the definitive proxy statement/prospectus and other documents filed by Focus Impact or DevvStream with the SEC, may be obtained, free of charge, by directing a request to Focus Impact Acquisition Corp., 250 Park Avenue, Suite 911, New York, New York 10177. The preliminary and definitive proxy statement/prospectus to be included in the Registration Statement, once available, can also be obtained, without charge, at the SEC’s website (www.sec.gov).
Participants in the Solicitation
Focus Impact and its directors, executive officers, other members of management, and employees, may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies of Focus Impact's stockholders in connection with the Business Combination under SEC rules. Information regarding the persons who may, under SEC rules, be deemed participants in the solicitation of Focus Impact's stockholders in connection with the Business Combination will be in the Registration Statement and the proxy statement/prospectus included therein, when it is to be filed with the SEC. To the extent that holdings of Focus Impact's securities have changed since the amounts printed in Focus Impact's registration statement on Form S-1 relating to its initial public offering, such changes have been or will be reflected on Statements of Change in Ownership on Form 4 filed with the SEC. Investors and security holders may obtain more detailed information regarding the names and interests in the Business Combination of Focus Impact's directors and officers in Focus Impact's filings with the SEC and such information will also be in the Registration Statement to be filed with the SEC, which will include the proxy statement/prospectus of Focus Impact for the Business Combination.
DevvStream and its directors and executive officers may also be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the stockholders of Focus Impact in connection with the Business Combination. A list of the names of such directors and executive officers and information regarding their interests in the Business Combination will be included in the proxy statement/prospectus of Focus Impact for the Business Combination when available. You may obtain free copies of these documents as described above.
No Offer or Solicitation
This news release is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a solicitation of a proxy, consent or authorization with respect to any securities or in respect of the transactions described herein. This news release shall also not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the securities of Focus Impact, DevvStream or the combined company following consummation of the Business Combination, 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 means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or an exemption therefrom.