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Washington, D.C. 20549









Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 22, 2023


Capitalworks Emerging Markets Acquisition Corp

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Cayman Islands   001-41008   98-1598114
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
  (Commission File Number)   (IRS Employer
Identification No.)


1345 Avenue of the Americas, 11th Floor

New York, New York 10105

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (202) 320-4822


Not Applicable

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


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


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


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


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


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


Emerging growth company x


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







Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.


On May 22, 2023, Capitalworks Emerging Markets Acquisition Corp (the “Company” or “we”) and the Company’s sponsor, CEMAC Sponsor LP (the “Sponsor”), entered into an additional non-redemption agreement (the “Non-Redemption Agreement”) with certain unaffiliated third party (the “Holder”) in exchange for the Holder agreeing either not to request redemption, or to reverse any previously submitted redemption demand with respect to 399,737 Class A ordinary shares, par value $0.0001 per share (the “Class A ordinary shares”), of the Company sold in its initial public offering in connection with the extraordinary general meeting called by the Company (the “Meeting”) to, among other things, approve an amendment to the Company’s amended and restated memorandum and articles of association (the “Charter”) to (i) extend the date by which the Company must consummate an initial business combination from June 3, 2023 to March 3, 2024 (the “Extension”) and (ii) permit the Company’s board of directors, in its sole discretion, to elect to wind up the Company’s operations on a date earlier than March 3, 2024 (including prior to June 3, 2023) (together, the “Charter Amendments”). In consideration of the foregoing agreement, immediately prior to, and substantially concurrently with, the closing of an initial business combination, (i) the Sponsor (or its designees) will surrender and forfeit to the Company for no consideration 99,935 Company’s Class B ordinary shares, par value $0.0001 per share, held by the Sponsor (the “Forfeited Shares”) and (ii) the Company shall issue to the Holders a number of Class A ordinary shares equal to the Forfeited Shares.


As of the date of this report, we have entered into Non-Redemption Agreements with respect to an aggregate of 4,399,737 Class A ordinary shares, and have agreed to issue an aggregate of 1,099,935 Class A ordinary shares while the Sponsor has agreed to surrender and forfeit an aggregate of 1,099,935 Forfeited Shares for no consideration immediately prior to, and substantially concurrently with, the closing of an initial business combination.


The Non-Redemption Agreements are not expected to increase the likelihood that the Charter Amendments are approved by Company’s shareholders but are expected to increase the amount of funds that remain in the Company’s trust account (the “Trust Account”) following the Meeting.


The foregoing summary of the Non-Redemption Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the form of Non-Redemption Agreement filed as Exhibit 10.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on May 19, 2023 and incorporated herein by reference.


Shareholders may withdraw redemptions at any time until May 23, 2023 with respect to the Extension. Shareholders may request to withdraw their redemption by contacting the Company’s transfer agent, Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, at One State Street, 30th Floor, New York, New York 10004, Attn: Stephen Baran (e-mail:sbaran@continentalstock.com).





Forward-Looking Statements


This Current Report on Form 8-K (the “Report”) includes forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from the forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements and factors that may cause such differences include, without limitation, uncertainties relating to the Company’s shareholder approval of the Charter Amendments, its expectation that the Non-Redemption Agreements will increase the amount remaining in the Trust Account following the Meeting, its inability complete an initial business combination within the required time period and other risks and uncertainties indicated from time to time in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), including the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022 under the heading “Risk Factors” and other documents the Company has filed, or to be filed, with the SEC. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. The Company expressly disclaims any obligations or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in the Company’s expectations with respect thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any statement is based.


Participants in the Solicitation


The Company and its directors, executive officers, other members of management and employees, under SEC rules, may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the shareholders of the Company in favor of the approval of the Charter Amendments. Investors and shareholders may obtain more detailed information regarding the names, affiliations and interests of the Company’s directors and officers in the definitive proxy statement dated May 3, 2023, as supplemented to date (the “Extension Proxy Statement”), which may be obtained free of charge from the sources indicated below.


No Offer or Solicitation


This Report shall not constitute a solicitation of a proxy, consent or authorization with respect to any securities or in respect of the Charter Amendments. This communication shall also not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any states or jurisdictions in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offering of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or an exemption therefrom.


Additional Information and Where to Find It


The Company urges investors, shareholders and other interested persons to read the Extension Proxy Statement as well as other documents filed by the Company with the SEC, because these documents will contain important information about the Company and the Charter Amendments. Shareholders may obtain copies of the Extension Proxy Statement, without charge, at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov or by directing a request to the Company’s proxy solicitor: Advantage Proxy, Inc., PO Box 10904, Yakima, WA 98909, Attn: Karen Smith, e-mail: ksmith@advantageproxy.com.







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


  Capitalworks Emerging Markets Acquisition Corp
Date: May 23, 2023 By: /s/ Roberta Brzezinski
    Name: Roberta Brzezinski
    Title: Chief Executive Officer